Love it! Twins catcher Joe Mauer makes fun of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu over his high voice and his Head & Shoulders commercials…in this Head & Shoulders commercial. Mauer ought not quit his day job; he’s a far better hitter than he is an actor. Found at YouTube from headandshoulders.
The German company responsible for implanting motion-tracking technology in soccer balls for use by referees during the World Cup are in discussions with the NFL about possibly using their technology in American football in order to cut down on game-deciding missed calls, reports engadget. Found at YouTube from AJSiokos.
Holding the 30th pick overall, the Minnesota Vikings traded out of the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. The Vikings traded their 1st round pick (30th) and 4th round pick (128th) for Lions’ 2nd round pick (34th), 4th round pick (100) & 7th round pick (214th).
The following links are to individual profile pages with, for most, video highlights of the player in question.
- Chris Cook, CB, Viriginia: Round 2, Pick 2 (34) (From Lions)
- Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford: Round 2, Pick 19 (51) (From Texans)
- Everson Griffen, DE, USC: Round 4, Pick 2 (100) (From Lions)
- Chris Degeare, OT, Wake Forest: Round 5, Pick 30 (161)
- Nathan Triplett, LB, Minnesota: Round 5, Pick 36 (167) (Compensatory selection)
- Joe Webb, QB/WR, UAB, Round 6, Pick 30 (199)
- Mickey Shuler, TE, Penn State, Round 7, Pick 7 (214) (From Browns through Lions)
- Ryan D’Imperio, LB, Rutgers, Round 7, Pick 30 (237)
With the 30th pick in the sixth round (199th overall), the Minnesota Vikings chose UAB QB/WR Joe Webb. Webb stands 6’3″ and weighs 213 lbs. Webb played both quarterback and wide receiver in college so he is expected to be a part of the Vikings wildcat packages. Profiles: NFL | ESPN | NFL Draft Scout | UAB. Video:
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Such as they are… Offensive linemen don’t get their highlight reels uploaded to YouTube. Chris Degeare is the final player in the following video. The Minnesota Vikings picked the Wake Forest offensive lineman with number 30 of the fifth round (161 overall). Degeare is 6’4″, 325 lbs and has 43″ arms. Profiles: NFL | NFL Combine | NFL Draft Scout | ESPN | Wake Forest.
With the second pick of the fourth round (100th overall) that the Minnesota Vikings got from their trade with the Detroit Lions, the team chose USC defensive end, Everson Griffen. Griffen stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 273 lbs. He runs a 4.66 40 and his arms are 32 5/8 inches long. Griffen is considered second-round talent by many draft observers. Profiles: NFL | ESPN | NFL Draft Scout | USC | Gridiron Experts. Video (Griffen wore #93 in college):