NFL draft: Colts hope Andrew Luck is next Peyton Manning

9 If the Panthers can nearly duplicate last year's draft success, they'll be happy. They used the top pick on Cam Newton, the league's offensive rookie of the year. With the ninth pick, they will mull over a run-stopping defensive tackle,

By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Everyone misses on draft picks, even in the first round, even high in the first round. For every Peyton Manning, there is a Ryan Leaf. For every Ben Roethlisberger there is a Matt Leinart.

Are the San Diego Chargers poised to select Alabama safety Mark Barron with their first-round pick in the NFL draft? (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press / September 10, 2011) By Sam Farmer The draft will be held Thursday (Round 1), Friday (Rounds 2-3)

Now comes the lifeblood of any NFL team: the draft. Denver merely landed the best quarterback ever to hit free agency, Peyton Manning. Buffalo homed in on one player to be a difference maker, 2006 top overall draft pick Mario Williams, and signed him

Are the San Diego Chargers poised to select Alabama safety Mark Barron with their first-round pick in the NFL draft? (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press / September 10, 2011) By Sam Farmer The draft will be held Thursday (Round 1), Friday (Rounds 2-3)