New York Times - Life without Manning leads to thoughts of life beyond him
"He still has eligibility, so let me use that as an excuse to not answer the question," Polian said of Luck, who is widely expected to enter the N.F.L. draft after this season.
Star Tribune - VikesCentric: Reel for Kalil
(This is funny, I like) With their beloved team sitting at 1-6, most Vikings fans have already begun looking ahead with an eye toward re-tooling the roster in the offseason, specifically via next year's draft. That's why Vikings fans should be sure to tune in tonight for the nationally-televised college football game between the Stanford Cardinal and USC Trojans – but not for the reason you might think.
Stampede Blue - The Colts have given up on 2010 draft bust Jerry Hughes
Lost in part because of all the silliness surrounding Jeff Saturday's 'outcoached' comments last week, Adam Schefter went on the ESPN Football Today podcast last Thursday and said that the Colts actively shopped 2010 first round pick Jerry Hughes prior to the NFL's trading deadline.
Cincy Jungle - Adam Schefter reshashes six-month old story that Mike Brown favored Ryan Mallett
During ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Cincinnati Bengals president and owner and general manager Mike Brown favored Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett during the 2011 NFL Draft. Schefter reported that the Bengals coaching staff, specifically offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, were "instrumental" in convincing Brown to take TCU quarterback Andy Dalton over Mallett, which eventually the team did.