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2018 NFL Draft: 5-Round Post-Combine Edition

2018 NFL Draft: 5-Round Post-Combine Edition
So the 2018 NFL Draft combine is in the books. Some players looked terrific, while others did not. One, Michigan defensive lineman Mo Hurst, received potentially devastating news. There has been some movement in the NFL ranks as well. Kansas City surprisingly traded star corner Marcus Peters to the LA Rams. The Jets released defensive... Read more »

Post-Parade 5-Round 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Post-Parade 5-Round 2018 NFL Mock Draft
There was a parade in Philadelphia! And now the football season is over… until the 2018 NFL Draft. So let’s mock it up! ROUND ONE 1. Cleveland – Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State 2. NY Giants – Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA 3. Indianapolis – Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame 4. Cleveland (from HOU) – Minkah... Read more »

5 Best Fits For Kirk Cousins - And Draft Implications

5 Best Fits For Kirk Cousins - And Draft Implications
On Tuesday night, the Kansas City Chiefs traded veteran quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third round pick. Washington then signed Smith to a four-year extension, making him the man under center in the nation’s capital for the next five years. Which means Kirk Cousins, who ranks fourth... Read more »
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2018 NFL Mock Draft: 4-Round New Year's Day Edition

2018 NFL Mock Draft: 4-Round New Year's Day Edition
We now know the order of the top 20 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft with the regular season in the books. Some surprising teams – Buffalo! – are in the playoffs while others – Baltimore – are not. There will be a lot of coaches looking for work soon, some have already been let... Read more »

2018 NFL Draft: Week 10 3-Round Mock Draft

2018 NFL Draft: Week 10 3-Round Mock Draft
It’s been a couple weeks since we dug into the 2018 NFL Draft and we’ve seen a few trends and issues pop up that could play large on the 2018 draft. The biggest surprise since our last mock draft was San Francisco trading a second round pick to New England for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, taking them... Read more »

10 Bold Predictions For The 2017 NFL Season

10 Bold Predictions For The 2017 NFL Season
One game is already done – an upset, of course – but with this weekend fully kicking off the 2017 NFL season, it’s time for some predictions. I’m rarely 100 percent accurate, but it’s worth putting out there for comment and judgement my predictions for the coming professional football season. Let me know if you... Read more »
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5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Bears 2012 NFL Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Bears 2012 NFL Draft
Today we continue the 2017 edition of our 5 Year Draft Rewind series. Yesterday we kicked it off with a look back at the 2012 NHL Draft class of the Chicago Blackhawks. Now, let’s turn our attention to the Chicago Bears.  The 2012 NFL Draft had a truckload of hype. The top two picks were cemented well... Read more »

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Way-Too-Early Shot-In-The-Dark Edition

2018 NFL Mock Draft: Way-Too-Early Shot-In-The-Dark Edition
The dust has barely settled from the 2017 NFL Draft – for some teams it may hang longer than others – but many are already looking ahead to a 2018 class that is significantly better (on paper) at the quarterback position. Trades during the 2017 NFL Draft will carry over a significant impact on next... Read more »

2017 NFL Draft: Grading the First Round

2017 NFL Draft: Grading the First Round
Before the second and third rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft begin on Friday night, let’s evaluate how teams did in the first round. First, let’s remember the trades that took place impacting the first round before the 2017 NFL Draft started on Thursday. Jared Goff  The Los Angeles Rams traded their 2017 first round... Read more »
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2017 NFL Mock Draft: FINAL 4-Round Draft Week Edition

2017 NFL Mock Draft: FINAL 4-Round Draft Week Edition
This is it! Draft week! So, here goes my final four-round mock draft. A few personnel notes: Michigan DB/LB Jabrill Peppers provided a diluted sample at the combine. Draft stock: who knows. Alabama LB Rueben Foster provided a diluted sample at the combine. Draft stock: dropping. Florida DT Caleb Brantley was charged with battery after allegedly... Read more »