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P.S. Cam Newton No. 1 Draft Choice

Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton, right, holds up a jersey with NFL commission Roger Goodell after he was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in the first round of the NFL football draft at Radio City Music Hall Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

Bleacher Report: Enderle For Real

Cam Newton has the mobility. Ryan Mallett has the arm. Blaine Gabbert has the size. Jake Locker has the grit. Jerrod Johnson makes a Pop Warner quarterback think he could succeed as a college quarterback. What if I told you there's a quarterback who could wind up being better than all of them? From the great state of Idaho that brings you potatoes and, uh, potatoes, comes University of Idaho Vandal quarterback Nathan Enderle. Those who choose to just look at statistics may write him off, but upon further inspection, there is a lot to like/Alex Kozora, Bleacher Report. More here. (AP file report)

Question: Are you optimistic that Idaho Vandal QB Nathan Enderle will make an NFL roster in 2011?

Ex-Bronco Celebrates In Big Apple

Page Six: Kyle Wilson celebrated being drafted by the New York Jets at Greenhouse with 10 buddies, eight bottles of champagne and Zico coconut water. The Jets picked the Boise State cornerback in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday. “The group was going around telling people, ‘You’re partying with the No. 1 Jet,’ ” reports a spy/via Idaho Sports Guy Twitter/KTVB.

Question: Could you survive living in New York City?

Mike Iupati Returns To California

Former Idaho guard Mike Iupati will be trading in one gold helmet for another this coming season after being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 17th pick in the NFL draft Thursday. Iupati, who was at home in California with his family, said he knew moments before the nationally televised announcement that his name would be next. “Right when I got the call, I was so excited,” said Iupati, who looked the part during ESPN coverage of the draft that showed him awaiting the announcement then hugging his parents and other family members. “It was very emotional.” It marked the end of a long day for Iupati, who said his Mom woke him at 6:30 a.m. to make sure everything was in order for the arrival of the television crews and a house full of company/Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here. (AP File Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, charlie Litchfield: Vandal Mike Iupati visits with Jerry Kramer, a former NFL player and All-American at Idaho, before Idaho’s 2009 Humanitarian Bowl win over Bowling Green.)

NFL Draft: Rams Pick Bradford No. 1

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford looks for a receiver against Washington during an NCAA college football game in Seattle in September 2008. Bradford was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the NFL Draft moments ago. ESPN is providing live coverage of the draft. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

  • DFO: I want UIdaho’s Mike Iupati to be picked in the top 10 (while I’m at work), so we can all enjoy watching Coach Robb Akey go cuh-razy on national TV.

Question: Which NFL team is your favorite. Who — or what type of player — do you want your team to pick?

NFL Draft: Iupati Could Go No. 8

Only hours from the start of the NFL draft, University of Idaho guard Mike Iupati can rest assured he will be drafted in the first round, but just where he’ll end up is anyone’s guess. Iupati will be watching the draft live on ESPN today at 4:30 p.m. in California and waiting for his name to be called by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with his family and an ESPN film crew. “I’m just excited. I can’t wait to find out where I’m going, put on the pads and start playing,” Iupati said in a news release issued by the UI. It could be a quick night. The latest rumors have Iupati coming off the board at No. 8 to the Oakland Raiders. ESPN’s Michael Smith tweeted, “The Mike Iupati to Oakland @ #8 talk is picking up steam. Two league sources who know the Raiders well tell me that’s who they’re targeting”/Devin Roykyta, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here. (AP Photo/Idaho Press-Tribune, Greg Kreller: Mike Iupati embraces Coach Robb Akey after Idaho defeated Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl Dec. 30.)

Question: Will you be following Vandal guard Mike Iupati and the NFL draft today?

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