Grading the Draft: Green Bay Packers

Brett Favre may have said it best after the Packers were clobbered by the Jets during the seasons final contest; for a team with the second best record in the NFC the Pack was not a very good. They had major holes to fill, yet a limited number of early round picks to fill them with.
May 27, 2003

The Shadow Talks Offensive Line

My Dark Friend called and informed me that he wanted to talk about the effect of recent drafts. Not the lager kind either as he was referring to the NFL Draft. Offensive Line University, AKA the University of Iowa, has set very high standards for offensive linemen. In order to duplicate past successes, look for the Hawks to continue the position switches. He throws in some basketball recruiting info and a blast from the past in his report.
May 1, 2003


IOWA CITY, IA – A record-tying five University of Iowa football players were taken in last weekend's National Football League draft. And, another five players have signed as free agents with NFL teams.
April 28, 2003

The Shadow's Road Report

My Dark Friend called me while he was getting some windshield time on I-80. His CD player was blaring Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" while he greeted me. After turning down the sound, he sipped a Diet Coke, maneuvered his big ride down the road and talked Iowa Football. At least he wasn't also eating in his SUV, which is really an ugly sight that I won't share.
April 25, 2003

2003 Draft Value Board

Getting closer to the draft, here is our value board for all seven rounds. Extra players have been added in the middle and late rounds in anticipation of compensatory selections, as well as two/three fence prospects in the early frames. We have a total of 263 players on our board, 261 were selected in the 2002 draft.
April 10, 2003

Props For Ferentz But Questions For Bluder

Chuck Hartlieb's grandmother won't need to play quarterback for Iowa's football team next fall, but Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate Robert Gallery and others will open some holes for the Hawkeyes. Meanwhile, questions abound for where the women's program is going under Lisa Bluder.
March 31, 2003

Iowa Pro-Day Results

Results from ten players who worked out during Iowa's Pro-Day this past Monday which took place in Iowa City.
March 12, 2003