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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine Edition

<strong><strong>1. Kansas City Chiefs</strong> - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M</strong><br>
The Chiefs' new coach, Andy Reid, will want to build an offense, but their front office will have a tough decision this summer. Both WR Dwayne Bowe and OT Branden Albert need a new contract, and the team can only franchise one of them. If they cannot pay Albert, replacing him with the top tackle in the draft makes sense.
It has been just over two weeks since our last mock draft, and there have been a number of developments that will impact the first round of the upcoming draft. For prospects, the news leading up to this week’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis has been mixed. Georgia’s inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, who I have had... Read more »

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Seventh Heaven

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Seventh Heaven
Over the course of the 2012 NFL season, we’ve spent time every couple weeks looking ahead to the 2013 NFL Draft. The order of selections changes on a weekly basis, with bad teams surprising us with wins (nice work, Cleveland) and once-good teams continuing a slide (ugh… Bears…). There has been a lot of movement with... Read more »

Fantasy Football Preview: Tight Ends

Fantasy Football Preview: Tight Ends
We’ve already talked about quarterbacks, running backs and receivers. Now, let’s get to the most trendy position in the NFL today: tight ends. Last year, the tight end position exploded and many of these guys will get early round consideration this year. And they should. 1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Not Gronk? With all due... Read more »
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Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Bears History

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Bears History
In the wake of Kerry Wood announcing his retirement from the Chicago Cubs, fans have engaged in a number of discussions surrounding Chicago sports. Wood certainly left a lot of fans wondering what could have been had he stayed healthy, but Wood isn’t the greatest “What if” player in Chicago. In fact, there are a... Read more »

Chicago Bears Trade Up, Draft WR Alshon Jeffery

Chicago Bears Trade Up, Draft WR Alshon Jeffery
The Chicago Bears traded up to the 45th overall selection in a deal with the St. Louis Rams and selected wide receiver Alshon Jeffery from South Carolina. Jeffery is considered an elite playmaker when it comes to going up and getting the ball. He’s listed at 6-3 and 216 pounds and had 49 catches for... Read more »

2012 NFL Mock Draft: 2 Weeks Out

2012 NFL Mock Draft: 2 Weeks Out
Way back before the Super Bowl, I took a long-shot at projecting the 2012 NFL Draft. Since then, trades have happened, players have been cut and signed, and Peyton Manning has replaced Tim Tebow. With all of that in mind, and now that we’re only two weeks away from the opening of the draft, let’s... Read more »
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Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts Parting Ways

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts Parting Ways
ESPN broke the news on Tuesday afternoon that the Indianapolis Colts and Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning will have a press conference on Wednesday to announce they are parting ways. Manning leaves Indianapolis with the following statistical distinctions: ranks 3rd in NFL history in passing yards (54,828) behind Brett Favre and Dan Marino. ranks... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2007 Drafts Part II

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2007 Drafts Part II
Over the coming days, we’re going to employ 20-20 hindsight and look back five years at how Chicago teams drafted in 2007. Five years is usually a good benchmark to look for quality and return on investment, so we’ll begin looking there. In the first piece of the series, we examined the 2007 Draft of the Chicago... Read more »

Super Bowl Over, The NIKE-NFL Era Begins

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Football is over. The Giants won the Super Bowl, and there is nothing to be excited about until at least the Draft, if not August when preseason practices start again… right? Well… maybe not. As I wrote about on Aug. 16, 2011, the coming calendar year will be one of change in the NFL, specifically... Read more »
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Florida Becoming Chicago South!

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In what can only be described as a shocking move, a Chicago sports figure is moving to Florida. The Chicago Cubs reportedly traded Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins (with approximately $15M) in exchange for Chris Volstad. Volstad’s numbers were mediocre last year, similar in many ways to Zambrano’s in Chicago… but he isn’t loco... Read more »
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