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CBS Sports - 2013 NFL Draft: Florida State preview
In the 30 years of the pre-Bobby Bowden era in Tallahassee, Florida State had just three NFL first round picks. But under the tutelage of the Hall of Fame head coach from 1976-2009, the Seminoles produced 32 players drafted in the first round on draft weekend, among the most of any school during that stretch. Bowden helped make Florida State one of the top football factories for the NFL.

Baltimore Sun - Rookie cornerback Asa Jackson playing catch-up at Ravens minicamp
Of the eight players the Ravens picked in April’s NFL draft, the leap to the NFL might be the biggest for Asa Jackson. The Cal Poly cornerback was one of three small-school prospects the Ravens selected. Center Gino Gradkowski and safety Christian Thompson were the others, but unlike Jackson, they experienced major college football before transferring.

Fort Worth Star Telegram - Cowboys say Morris Claiborne showing his smarts in classroom, walk-throughs and tape
First-round pick Morris Claiborne hasn’t been able to practice yet, but his football smarts are showing in the classroom and walk-throughs, secondary coach Jerome Henderson says.

Battle Red Blog - Texans sign Whitney Mercilus
Not that your Houston Texans agreeing to terms with their first-round draft pick was ever in doubt, but it's official now--Whitney Mercilus has been signed.

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