Seattle's victory in Super Bowl XLVIII underscored how important it is to have a solid defense, and how a top-shelf defense generally trumps a phenomenal offense.
That philosophy was reflected in the
Defensive backs who heard their names called Thursday were Oklahoma State’s Justin Gilbert (Cleveland), Virginia Tech’s Kyle Fuller (Chicago), Louisville’s Calvin Pryor (
Other odds and ends from the first round of the draft, which continues Friday night with the second and third rounds:
-- Eleven players from the
-- When Atlanta took tackle Jake Matthews at No. 6, and Tampa Bay chose receiver Mike Evans at No. 7, it was the first time in