Category Archives: NFL Draft

Reaction to Rounds One thru Three

He, guys.  New podcast with reaction to the first three rounds from representatives of the Bears (me), Patriots, Eagles, and Panthers.  Give it a listen. Check Out Football Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Next Fan Up on BlogTalkRadio

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Martellus Bennett. Again. And Other Points of View.

Bears Regular readers of this blog will know that I participated in a mock draft with other fans around the country representing all 32 teams.  Former ESPN producer Jay Soderberg put us all together to explain our picks in a podcast.  The first 16 … Continue reading

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Drafting Pass Rush Is a Priority. But at What Price?

Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune puts up his mock draft. Here are his top 10 picks: 1. Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State 2. Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon 3. Jaguars: Dante Fowler, DE, Florida 4. Raiders: Leonard Williams, … Continue reading

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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 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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