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When it comes to throwing a football, Jimmy Clausen’s motions are near perfect. His sublime mechanics give him an important edge over his peers and have made him a top prospect in this year’s NFL draft. In “As Easy As 1, 2, 3… 756, 757, 758” ESPN The Magazine writer David Fleming dissects the former Notre Dame QB’s forward pass to find out what he does and how he makes it looks so simple. Clausen is also featured on the back cover of The Mag where he has been “Avatarized” in an ad promoting the Avatar DVD release. The copy is written in Na’vi and reads: “Noble Warrior; He Is Strong; He Is Ready.” Also a part of the NFL Draft issue, The Mag brought five mid-round draft prospects to NYC for a photo shoot and some fun in “Kings For A Day III.” And…The Mag calculated the Games Started Above Average (GSAA) to get a 1-32 ranking of each NFL teams’ war room success in “Picky, Picky.” The NFL Draft Issue is on newsstands Friday, April 9.
Additional NFL Draft Features:
The Quarterback Glossary
“But can he flick the booger?” Learn all the lingo for scouting QBs. By Mike Tanier
You Have Terrible Taste in Prospects
Peer into the war room, where politics sway many a decision. By Seth Wickerhsam
The Grades Are In
Reach or steal? Know the difference on draft day with the Scouts inc. Top 100 cheat sheet.
Also in ESPN The Magazine…
“Swing As Hard As You Can” (MLB)
The D-back’s Mark Reynolds is one of baseball’s most feared sluggers. Does it matter that he is also the King of K’s? By Jorge Aranguré Jr.
Never Enough (Soccer)
Find out why rising U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley can’t seem to make a name for himself. By Luke Cyphers
Get Me To The World Cup (Soccer)
Got a video camera? The Mag has an assignment for you.
C … As In Complicated (NHL)
Captains in the NHL are getting younger. But the importance of them never gets old. By Lindsay Berra
The Games Go On
Has the Arenas incident deterred athletes from playing high-stakes card games? Our bet: No. By Eddie Matz
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