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2012 NFL Draft: Matt Barkley's draft stock soaring after big games - NFL - Sporting News
At the beginning of each football season, NFL teams have initial player grades based on their scouts evaluating big college programs over the summer and the National or BLESTO evaluations. Now that we are well into the 2011 college season with scouts roaming the country, those grades are changing. Here is a breakdown of players whose performance has helped their draft stock and two who haven't played as well as expected.

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Dennis Erickson entered his volcano lair. "Soon, precious soon," he stated to nothing in particular as he gazed as a calendar schedule for the Arizona Sun Devil's 2011 football season. The coach took his lab coat off and hung it on the same wall he hung it everyday, but today something was different. Suddenly, without warning, a woman slid down what resembled a poll from the original Adam West "Batman". "Jesus christ," Arizona State athletic director Lisa Love said. "We simply must get that thing buffed or something."

The Smartest Guys in the Room | Eleven Warriors
You might not realize it, but all of us at 11W are full-time professionals whose real, day job expertise occasionally bleeds into our fake, part-time expertise here. This is going to be one of those times. Relax; it will be over in four very short paragraphs.

Diamond in the Rough: Ryan Davis, DE, Bethune-Cookman | Articles
In 1904, Bethune-Cookman University was founded by an amazing African American educator by the name of Mary McLeod Bethune.  McLeod Bethune was a very hard worker who wanted the best for the children during the roughest times in History for blacks.  She worked in the Black Cabinet for Franklin D. Roosevelt and was a great friend of FDR’s wife Eleanor. She started off with only six girl students in 1904, and later went on to open a school for boys. Mary McLeod Bethune was an intelligent, devoted person who believed in peace and equality.

Behind the Big 12 Quarterbacks: Scouting Reports on the Top 4 QB Prospects | Articles - Taking a closer look at the Big 12’s draft eligible quarterbacks, four signal callers, Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Landry Jones (Oklahoma), Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M), and Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State), have proven to be in a class of their own. Each of the mentioned quarterbacks should hear their names called no later than the end of Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

Diamond in the Rough: Thomas Mayo, WR, California (PA) | Articles - "No days off." A tattoo on Thomas Mayo body serves as a reminder and motto for him to live by. "In high school, I had coaches tell me and my mom that I’m only a Division III player, which hurt. But at the same time, it motivated me." 

Markelle Martin NFL Draft prospect notes - Mocking The Draft
First word: While the Oklahoma State offense gets all the headlines, Martin has been the lynchpin of the defense. He's often playing in center field relying on his instincts and quickness to make a play on the ball or ball carrier. Martin has a way to go in the run game and isn't the most sound of tacklers. But he can lay a hit really well and can be an intimidating force at times. He is far from an elite safety, but in a weak class he's one of the better ones.

St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff Talks Draft, Deals And More With TST - Turf Show Times
The NFL Draft has become more than just a single event of the NFL offseason. Spring's premier professional sporting event, interest in the draft is a 365 day enterprise these days. It's always been that way for front offices and scouting staffs, but now even the fans and the media are getting into the mix. Outside of the actual players themselves, the draft is an essential part of the business operations of a franchise. Executives work closely with coaches and scouts to make the big draft decision that impact the future of the franchise. St. Louis Rams Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Football Operations talked to TST a little more about what goes on behind the scenes with a team and the NFL Draft. We covered everything from rookie salary implications to future cap concerns to those mysterious palindromes for the rookie contract bonuses.  After the jump, our interview with Kevin Demoff.

2012 NFL Draft stock up spotlight - Mocking The Draft
Throughout the season we'll take a look at some players who helped their 2012 NFL Draft stock with great performances in the previous week's games.

Could option make Denver the Georgia Tech of NFL? -
For the first time in his two seasons as a Denver Bronco, Tim Tebow was allowed to function in the spread option offense that he helped make famous while at the University of Florida.

NFLPA to offer new all-star game open to juniors - - According to an official press release, the NFL Players Association has teamed with AstroTurf to present a new collegiate all-star game.

Week 11 picks: In the end, it's Oregon in a squeaker - NCAA Football - - I went 7-10 against the number last week, dropping me to four over .500 this year. The good: picking UCLA to upset ASU by one point. The bad: picking 'Bama to beat LSU. The ugly: picking WVU to beat Louisville handily. This week's guesses:

College Football Recruiting: Which 2012 Classes Are Packing The Most Punch? - - Which recruiting classes are likely to fall come signing day, and which schools have a chance to rise up in the rankings when the ink is dry? A look at the most overrated and underrated classes of the 2012 cycle to this point.