Offensive tackles were the top two picks in the National Football League draft for the second time in the Super Bowl era, the New York Jets picked up a potential replacement for Darrelle Revis and no running backs were taken in the opening round for the first time since 1963.
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III helped make 2012 the year of the rookie quarterback in the National Football League after becoming the first duo at the position selected first and second in the draft in 13 years.
Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions agreed on a contract that guarantees $40 million over five years to the No. 2 pick in this year’s National Football League draft, the Associated Press reported. The package could be worth as much as $68 million, the AP said.
The Miami Dolphins agreed to a five-year contract with free-agent wide receiver Mike Wallace that’s worth $60 million to $65 million, the Miami Herald said, citing an unidentified person familiar with the deal.