2013 NFL Mock Draft- Georgia Tech Edition

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Since the NFL Draft is almost upon us, I figured it would be a nice time to do a mock draft. This will be a typical first round mock draft, but will also have projections for all of GTs potential drafted players. Do you agree or disagree with certain picks and projections? Let us know by commenting below! Continue reading

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Vance Walker Signs With The Raiders

Walker signs his contract. -raiders.com

Walker signs his contract. -raiders.com

According to Vance Walker’s twitter profile, he has signed a deal with the Oakland Raiders. The specifics of the deal are not yet known, but if I had to guess, I would say it’s a three or four year deal. The Raiders have lost multiple players from their DL including Richard Seymour and Desmond Bryant, so Walker will have a chance to come in and start for them at the DT position.

The Atlanta Falcons fan in me is disappointed to see Walker go. He really started playing well in 2012 and made a difference in the playoffs. After cutting Abraham, I thought the Falcons would try to resign Walker since he is a developing player and would come at a reasonable price. Now the Falcons have lost two good players on their line and the Raiders have added a very underrated player. Congratulations to Vance Walker on the contract and I can’t wait to see him playing next year in the black and silver!

NFL Free Agency: Keith Brooking

Leading up to the beginning of the NFL Free Agency period I will be going through some of the former Georgia Tech players who will be looking for new teams and big contracts. There are some notable players on the list of FAs this year and quite a few should get multiple year deals. Let’s take a look at arguably the best Tech linebacker of all time, Keith Brooking.

Brooking has had a very decorated career in the NFL, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors during his time with the Atlanta Falcons. After leaving the Cowboys two season ago, most people believed he was out of the league. Brooking, however, signed a one-year contract with the Broncos and eventually earned the starting job a few games into the 2012 season. He racked up 54 tackles while playing in all 16 games, which is quite impressive given how long he has been around.

His one-year contract before last season shows the Broncos weren’t expecting much from him and one has to imagine that he doesn’t have much left in the tank. The only thing Brooking is still chasing is a Super Bowl ring, so he may choose to re-sign with the Broncos to give it one last shot. With that said, I honestly see him testing out the free agent market, but eventually retiring. He’s given all he has to the NFL and it is better to go out a starter than a back-up. It will surely be interesting to see what road Brooking takes because he won’t have many options when free agency starts.