Friday, April 26, 2013

Covering Dixie: NFL Draft news, Butch Jones and Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel, Jarvis Jones, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC: All your crystal football are belong to us.

Last night's NFL Draft was a big night for the SEC. There's nto enought time for the full rundown, but here are some links to some of highlights.

First in line.
Eric Aldeson explains first year Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones' involvement on former Central Michigan/new Kansas City Chiefs' left tackle Eric Fisher's road to becoming the 2013 NFL Draft first overall pick. Jones recruited Fisher when he was HC of Central Michigan. (Yahoo! Sports)

So close, yet so far away.
Former Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel discusses tries to keep missing out on becoming the first overall pick in the NFL Draft after being drafted second overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)

Mister Jones and me tell each other fairy tales.
Former Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones claims that his being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers was a "great fit" for both him and the team. (The Macon Telegraph)

Cordarrelle Patterson's red carpet ride.
Larry Brown looks at former Tennessee wide receiver/new Minnesota Viking Cordarrelle Patterson's rather, uh, unique fashion statement at the 2013 NFL Draft. (Larry Brown Sports)

The Man Who Didn't Move.
J.P. Scott explains how Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray's decision to remain at UGA for his senior season changed the landscape of the entire NFL postseason for both the NFL Draft and free agency. (Know It All Football)

Non-Draft news. 

Let Johnny Manziel be Johnny Manziel.
Gregg Doyel defends Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel's high-profile hedonistic offseason ways. (CBS Sports)