Category Archives: NFL Draft

The Dangers of Drafting a Vic Beasley

Todd McShay at ESPN evaluates pass rushing prospect Vic Beasley: “I’m not as high on Beasley as some others are, because I didn’t see any power element to his game on tape. I also have a hard time putting a … Continue reading

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Gabriel Not a Believer in Jameis Winston

Nate Atkins quotes Pro Football Now draft analyst Greg Gabiel who scouted for the Bears and Giants for 26 years on Jameis Winston: “Bill Parcells used to tell me, ‘You’ve only got to be sprayed by the skunk one time … Continue reading

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Bucking the NFL Trend at Quarterback

David Climer at The Tennessean looks into the validity of the rumors that the Titans will draft a quarterback of trade for Jay Cutler or Philip Rivers. “Who, then, will be the Tennessee Titans’ starting quarterback when the regular season … Continue reading

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On the Field or Off, Winston’s Is a Single Challenge

Mike Mayock at nfl.com explains why he thinks Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is a better prospect than consensus number one overall pick Jameis Winston: “‘I’ve been fighting with this thing all along. There have been two issues for me with … Continue reading

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Avoiding Potentially Bad Situations

Brendan Sonnone at the Orlando Sentinel quotes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on the possibility that likely first overall pick Jameis Winston won’t attend the draft: “‘I think that it’s something we respect when a player says, ‘I’d like to be … Continue reading

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The Bears Will Have the Opportunity to Draft Their Quarterback. If They Want Him.

One of the most consistent reasons I’ve heard for not dumping quarterback Jay Cutler is that neither of the two top prospects in the draft will be there when the Bears pick in the first round. Greg Gabriel at the National Football … Continue reading

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Keeping the NFL Combine in Perspective

The NFL Combine is upon us and as freaks like me set up their television recorders for the event, Field Yates at ESPN has a timely reminder for us: “32 players NOT invited to 2014 Combine were drafted, while 111 players … Continue reading

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The Price of Spectacle and the Spectacle of Price

The Chicago Tribune thinks that its hard to justify all of the trouble that having the NFL Draft in the city will bring. I’m having a hard time getting in line with their thinking. What the Tribune isn’t considering is … Continue reading

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Playing GM Isn’t As Easy As It Looks on TV

English prime minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, “How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.” The man wasn’t joking. I’ve been participating in a 4 round mock draft with a group of fans associated with ESPN’s … Continue reading

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Surprise! Matt Barkley Regrets Nothing

Mark Potash at the Chicago Sun-Times addresses the issues surrounding ormer USC quarterback Matt Barkley as he prepares to be drafted this week: “The next player who regrets staying in school after his draft stock plummets probably will be the first. So it’s … Continue reading

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