Let's go Touring SB Nation this afternoon to see what some of the other fine NFL writers around these parts are doing to occupy their time during the NFL Lockout. Our tour begins after the jump.
- Pride of Detroit offers full scouting reports on the five rookies the team selected in the 2011 NFL Draft. Let's just say the Lions made out pretty well, especially with their first three picks.
- We know Minnesota needs a new football stadium. Well, The Daily Norseman has some interesting stuff on the tug-of-war over where it will be built and how it will be paid for. Typical political in-fighting and nonsense. At least the Giants don't have to deal with this again for another 30 years or so -- even if we do have to put up with sharing a stadium with the Rex Ryans, otherwise known as the New York Jets.
- Bucs Nation is interested in stories floating around that defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, who fell to the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, may already be 'done' as a productive player due to his injured knee.
- Over at Blogging The Boys, they are trying to use 'positional value' to assess the draft classes of each of the four NFC East teams. This is a tough sell because 'positional value' is a subjective measuring stick to begin with, differing wildly in many cases depending on which draft analysts you put stock in. Slice it and dice it any way you want, I like what the Giants did and -- to be honest -- really do not care what the other NFC East teams did.
- Bleeding Green Nation points out that some undrafted free agents are beginning to find their way to either the UFL or CFL. Honestly, I don't blame these guys at all. As UDFAs they have limited opportunities to make NFL teams under the best of circumstances, and this year is hardly the best of cicumstances.
- Hogs Haven has found a pro athlete who might actually be a worse golfer than Charles Barkley. That would be Washington's Brian Orakpo. The video at Hogs Haven is hilarious.
- Turf Show Times wonders if Randy Moss -- or maybe even Plaxico Burress -- could wind up with the St. Louis Rams.
- Big Cat Country understands that newly-drafted Blaine Gabbert is the quarterback of the future for the Jacksonville Jaguars. BCC, though, still wants to see the Jags keep incumbent David Garrard around for a while.
- The Phinsider is resigned to the fact that Chad Henne seems likely to return as the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. That said, Phinsider is scratching around for reasons to feel good about it. When you have to work that hard to find positives, it is not a good sign.