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Coffee and Cigarettes: College Football Links for Saturday

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Report: Robert Griffin III’s parents interviewing agents | ProFootballTalk
Robert Griffin III hasn’t said whether or not he plans to return to Baylor next season after taking home the Heisman last weekend, but a report from Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports might give us a hint about his leanings.

How does the NFL College Advisory Committee work? | National Football Post
As draft season nears, prospects weigh many factors deciding their next step.

2012 Top Small School NFL Draft Prospects | Static
On average, around 25-30 non-FBS players are selected in the NFL draft. Generally, the first goes off the board somewhere in the second round, and then more start coming off the board by the 4th and 5th round.

Softy RG3 - 950 KJR
RG3 on Softy Mahler's show.

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Catch Up On Visits And Commitments

Robert Griffin III evolves into top-tier NFL prospect - NFL - Sporting News
After winning the Heisman Trophy, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has a decision to make—return to school where he has another year of eligibility or enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin continues to ponder his future, but told USA Today, "If the NFL comes knocking, I'm pretty sure you're answering that door."

Big Board: Griffin III is third-best QB prospect -- for now - NFL - -
The two weeks between conference championship games and the start of the 35-game bowl season provided scouts time to catch up on players they might have missed earlier in the year and set up their rankings. The job's difficulty is compounded with almost daily additions made to the draft player pool as highly regarded underclassmen decide where they want to spend the 2012 season. Creating a Big Board at this point in the year remains more of a projection than a prediction of the first 32 picks of the draft. Until the draft pool is official and all-star games, workouts and interviews begin, much will change between now and April.

To surprise of no one, USC DE Perry heads to NFL -
'Tis the season for underclassmen to leave college early for a chance at the NFL. While NFL teams will certainly be pleased with the pass-rushing "present" they're set to receive from Southern California, they certaintly won't be surprised by the gift. It has been common knowledge for quite some time that junior defensive end Nick Perry would be parlaying his breakout 2011 season into a shot at NFL millions.

Kalil confirms he's off to NFL. Is Barkley next? -
As it turns out, Matt Kalil is heading off to the NFL early, after all. Beginning with a tweet from ESPN's Chris Mortensen and later confirmed by direct quotes from Kalil to the Los Angeles Times, Kalil erased any doubt about his future intentions. The AP All-American told Gary Klein of the Times that "It was definitely a tough decision because I love SC. But, it's a special opportunity. It's time to move on."

Miami loses two more to NFL -
A couple of weeks ago I predicted that the first underclassment to declare early for the NFL draft might come from Miami and Southern California. This was not only because of the fact that both programs are consistent producers of talent but also because neither was going to be playing in a bowl game this year.

HBCU All-Star Bowl weigh-in results | National Football Post
The official numbers of both teams and who stood out.

Ranking the top five senior corners | National Football Post
Who has been moving up the draft boards in recent weeks?

HBCU Bowl Practice Report: Day 3 | National Football Post
The West squad possesses a couple more potential draftable prospects.

Mohamed Sanu reportedly not entering NFL Draft - Mocking The Draft
A source tells a free New York newspaper that Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is returning for his senior season.

2012 NFL Draft 3-4 defensive tackle rankings - Mocking The Draft
Earlier this week I put up the 3-4 defensive end rankings, so naturally there are two more 3-4 positions to handle. Today, the nose tackles, which are after the jump.

Report: LaMichael James will declare for 2012 NFL Draft - Mocking The Draft
A source told the Oregonian today that Oregon Ducks junior running back LaMichael James will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.

Glaring NFL Teams Needs - Mocking The Draft
Welcome back to our Glaring Team Needs series! It finally happened and if the NFL is serious about sticking with it's new "Safety First" motto, then it may happen a few more times before the season ends.

USC OT Matt Kalil will sign with agent, enter 2012 NFL Draft - Mocking The Draft
So much for those rumors about Southern California offensive tackle Matt Kalil returning to school for his senior season. Sources told Chris Mortensen of ESPN that Kalil will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Pedro Moura of ESPN Los Angeles notes that Kalil is expected to sign with super agent Tom Condon. As Moura points out, Condon is also the agent for his brother, Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers.

2012 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker - Mocking The Draft
Entering the 2012 NFL Draft....

Stanford's David DeCastro will reportedly enter draft; How high can he go? - Mocking The Draft
A source tells Rob Rang of CBS Sports/NFL Draft Scout that Stanford junior guard David DeCastro will enter the 2012 NFL Draft.

David DeCastro Film Breakdown - Mocking The Draft
As we learned earlier today, Stanford guard prospect David DeCastro has decided to declare for the draft. So I thought I would re-post my film breakdown of him from November. Hope you enjoy. Lets start with DeCastro's measurable's. He has almost an OT body at 6'5" 310 pounds. For some perspective on that Trent Williams (the Redskins left tackle, former 4th overall pick) is 6'5", 318 pounds. He has a nice weight distribution for his height. This gives him the ability to have enough agility and speed to get to the second level or be a successful pulling guard, but at the same time even strength to maintain blocks against big Dlineman.