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March 26, 2012

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As the countdown begins for the 2012 NFL draft on April 26, go to SI.com for all of the latest news and video highlights, along with complete breakdowns of the draft prospects at each position. This week SI NFL guru Don Banks reveals his early predictions for RB Trent Richardson (Alabama), QB Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M) and WR Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State), and tells whose stock is fading fast.

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MATINEE IDOL

Now playing on Saturday afternoons: Tennessee's Peyton Manning, who is reveling in his birthright as the nation's top quarterback

BY TIM LAYDEN

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PETER KING

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Tenn source tells me Titans felt Manning turned off by circus potential there. Source in SF says Super Bowl or bust feel would have bugged him.

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I'm hearing that South Carolina has potential interest in hiring Harvard coach Tommy Amaker to fill its coaching vacancy.

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Umm, yeah. QBs never elevate college teams. I guess I hallucinated Andrew Luck, RGIII, Brandon Weeden.

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PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHRISTOPHER HERCIK: AL TIELEMANS (RICHARDSON) PHOTOGREG NELSON (TANNEHILL) PHOTOANDREW HANCOCK (BLACKMON) PHOTOMEL LEVINE (KING) PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER (JORDAN AND AMAKER) PHOTO

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