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With just a few hours until Roger Goodell strides to the podium in New York, I couldn’t withstand the impulse to finally toss up a full first-round mock draft. I recognize that there will be a number of trades and other surprises to blow this up, but I would be remiss if I didn’t submit […]

Day one of the NFL Draft is in the books. A full 27 of the 32 players logged on my mock draft made the cut on Thursday night, with seven hitting spot on (six plus the Atlanta deal). I got back behind the microphone to recap the first round, the good, bad and ugly, Geno […]

As the countdown clock ran down on the Chicago Bears, my social media timelines were replete with derisive and dismissive comments regarding Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. And, I would be lying if I didn’t expect to see the discussions of his off-field episode come to the surface. I had hoped that it would be […]

On Friday, I’ll load up some audio and video rants about the first round of the NFL Draft. I thought I’d close out the first day of activity, including that funky Namath-Simms exchange, with a random video that crossed my path today from AwfulAnnouncing.com. Whatever we thought of the top picks, the surprise twists and […]

Harmon returns to the microphone to scream about the first round of the NFL Draft, his own mock draft , NBA Playoffs and more. He calls for video chat Kobe as coach, a summer of peace for Derrick Rose and offers investing advice for the degenerates among you. Listen to internet radio with Swollen Dome […]

The countdown is running quickly toward zeroes. With great pageantry and trumpets blaring, the 2013 NFL Draft will begin at 8pm ET. Roger Goodell will walk to the podium to announce that the Kansas City Chiefs “are on the clock.” And, then they may not be. There’s great speculation about the pick. If the Chiefs […]

Monday was a beautiful day here “Inside The Swollen Dome.” The podcast returned after a hiatus – call it a renewal with Vol. 1, Episode 1. I recapped the weekend’s events, got a little bit into the NBA Playoffs, Derrick Rose, early baseball returns, news of the weird and a wee bit of NFL schedule […]

How are you feeling about your team’s draft? Did you leave Saturday’s activity happy and contented that you’re on the road to dominance and a berth in New Orleans? Or, is there an obvious hole that you feel was neglected? Who’s the big winner (in the NFL Draft)?

Admit it. You’ll feeling a bit like a kid on Christmas morning. In approximately 26 hours from this post, the lights will shine brightly on New York City and all eyes will descend on the pageantry of the 2012 NFL Draft. And, though we already know that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be […]

Rule #1: Keep Peyton Manning upright. Costanzo is only the second OL drafted in the first round during the Bill Polian era. He stands 6-foot-7 and weighs over 300 pounds. He demonstrates superior technique and has the versatility to play several positions. There was some talk about defensive help, but it’s all about protecting #18 […]

He stands 6-foot-9. Seriously, he’s got to stay low and drive to keep those passing lanes open. Solder is a converted tight end who used his hands well and learned quickly — he was a finalist for the Outland Trophy in 2010. The Patriots have a ton of picks, as you well know, so they’ll […]

The Texans added help for Mario Williams and a beast up front to give some relief to a beleaguered secondary. Watt stands 6-foot-6 with a massive wingspan and great field presence. He routinely takes away passing lanes with his outstretched arms. The Houston offense hasn’t been the problem in the AFC South – it’s been […]

Patrick Peterson out of LSU was selected fifth overall by Arizona. He teams with Antonio Rodgers-Cromartie to form a very interesting tandem. He may have been the player on the board. Peterson will work against Larry Fitzgerald day in and day out. There’s no better “trial by fire” opportunity on the board. Next up: Cleveland […]

Chad Ochocinco has been very vocal in the past several days about his future in Cincinnati. He cited that Marvin Lewis has “been mean to him.” Remember, Ochocinco is in his final year of his deal, so I don’t suspect much changes here. A.J. Green was selected almost immediately to bolster the receiving corps. He’s […]

The Bills took defensive end Marcell Dareus with the third pick in the NFL Draft. Chan Gailey has needs for his offense, but they needed a beast in the defensive front-seven to slow down Tom Brady and a growing Mark Sanchez. Dareus has a variety of techniques and will be a force immediately. Anyone who […]

I wanted a little bit of drama … I didn’t get it. The coverage kicked off with images of a relieved Heisman Trophy winner getting off of the phone and smiling widely. Roger Goodell was roundly booed as he strode out onto the stage. He smiled and said “let’s get back to football,” and at […]

The countdown clock is quickly winding to zero for one of the biggest events on the calendar. No, I’m not talking about the royal wedding that seems to have taken over the globe, although I am fearful of the number of times that the event will be referenced during this week’s true gem, the NFL […]

The glorious three-day spectacle that is the NFL Draft came to a close on Saturday afternoon. The months of rumor, conjecture and speculation ended with the selection of wide receiver Tim Toone by the Lions. Fans will sit and criticize or laud the efforts of their respective GMs. Shrines will be built to the expected […]

Here’s what went down in the first round… #1 St. Louis Rams – Sam Bradford Ht/Wt: 6-4 / 218 lbs Position: QB – School: Oklahoma (Jr) #2 Detroit Lions – Ndamukong Suh Ht/Wt: 6-4 / 300 lbs Position: DT – School: Nebraska (Sr) #3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Gerald McCoy Ht/Wt: 6-4 /295 lbs Position: […]

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I know. I know. You’ve barely pushed yourself away from the computer after experiencing the thrill of victory or agony of defeat for the 2009 season. You’re still wondering about the injuries, sit-downs and highs and lows that made you a champion or an also-ran. Still, I’m calling on you to start building a picture […]