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  1. KevinFaulk-33

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    Hi, i have a question for you. I would like to buy a magazine about the draft but but since this is the first guide that I'll buy I need an hint.

    I found three different version of guides:
    -Lindy's
    -Street & Smith
    -Pro Football Weekly

    Which is the most complete? Do you know another guide?

    Thanks in advance for the answers. :D
     
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    I've always been a fan of The Sporting News myself.
     
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    I believe the difference between them is limited to individual writing ability and that's about it since they get their info from the same places......

    with the internet, the paper versions have become obsolete since they don't update them every time someone has an individual workout or gets hurt or arrested
     
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    Are they in stores now? These mags are my favourite each year.

    I prefer The Sporting News, but they may be just out of tradition.
     
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    The magazine put out by The Sporting News has been very weird last past few years. It's interesting for a contrarian opinion but that is definitely what you get. Like Beau Bell was called a first round talent last year. Pro Football Weekly, of course, is the favorite and Lindy's was writen in conjunction with NFL Draft Scout last year.

    I also got this one last year :

    Shawn Zobel's Draft Headquarters - Shawn Zobel's 2009 Draft Preview

    and was happy with it.
     
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    Are they in US stores yet?
     
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    They usually aren't out for a while, so they can get combine updates in although it looks like I got Lindy's around 3/1 last year so that may come out without combine updates. Generally mid March is the earliest you can hope for unless you want information from the season and Senior Bowl but no combine.
     
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    I always get Pro Football Weekly's draft guide mag as a primer. Also the Sporting News mag. I'll look at Lindy's this year.

    Then I get the Pro Football Weekly "big book". I have everyone since 1998 and use them a reference.
     
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    Nothing different from me; I buy Pro Football Weekly's Draft Issue, USAToday Sports Weekly's Draft Issue (with info/rankings provided by NFLDraftScout), and The Sporting News' Draft Issue (for a different perspective). One of the reasons I get those 3 is that they are published just a couple of weeks before the draft.

    Last year I noticed a draft mag from someone named New Era Scouting, but didn't buy it. If anyone did, what were your impressions?
     
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    Pro Football Weekly's draft guide magazine is now out. I bought it yesterday. It serves as a good primer. What I like about it is that it goes beyond the measurables and stats and tells you about the player. such as is the player smart, dedicated to football, or lazy and just getting by on talent.
     
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    I picked up Lindy's preview as well. I like it better than the PFW issue, which I also bought.

    Day 1 for the Pats:

    Cushing- will play ILB next to Mayo. Maclin or Harvin would not surprise me here, either.
    Beatty- RT, eventually takes over LT
    Barwin- OLB
    Rashad Johnson- S
     
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    I've heard good things about Lindy's. It wasn't out when I picked up PFW but I'll keep an eye out for it
     
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    where did u pick up lindy's?
     
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    Isn't Lindy's info provided by NFLDraftScout?
     
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    I got it at Grand Central for the ride home. Good overall, but missing combine results. :(

    ESPN has the most names of all the glossies, so it's fun to poke around and look up players I hadn't heard of, though in April last year I picked up a newsprint edition (can't remember the name) that included Vince Redd.
     
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    Affirmative.
     
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    And what about the PFW big book? :confused:
     
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    That doesn't come out until early April.

    I wish I lived in a real town so I could get some of the ones that are out right now. I checked last night and . . . nothing :(
     
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    You can order it at PFW site. They have a "deal' to get the magazine and the book for $23, so you save $5 if you do that. But they do come out at Borders and Barnes and Noble.

    Also you get to enter thier draft web site starting March 31 by using the "gift code" in the magazine.
     
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