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Charley Casserly: Michael Sam looks like a 7th round pick

Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly believes Rams rookie Michael Sam looks like a seventh round pick. Casserly: The league dictated that Michael Sam was a 7th-round pick, and when they look at the tape they'll still see a 7th-round pick. — Henry Hodgson (@nflukhank) August 29, 2014 The biggest thing that hurts Sam is that he doesn’t play special teams. var...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Charley Casserly: I would rank 12 quarterbacks ahead of Russell Wilson

Former NFL general manager and NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly would rank 12 quarterbacks ahead of Seahawks’ signal-caller Russell Wilson. I do not consider Russell Wilson a Top-10 quarterback, let alone one who belongs in the top five. The Seahawks win because they have one of the NFL’s best defenses and an outstanding running back in Marshawn Lynch. Wilson — who...
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July 02, 2014  |  3 Comments

Casserly: Manziel “by far the most overrated player in the draft”

According to NFL Network analysts Charlie Casserly, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the most overrated player in this year’s draft (Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay) Since winning the Heisman Trophy in 2012, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has had his share of critics. After declaring for the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel has been reported to be drafted anywhere from number...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Charley Casserly: Johnny Manziel “By Far Most Overrated Player In Draft”

Charley Casserly went through the draft process as a GM for 18 years, so you’d expect him to have a keen eye for talent.  During a recent mock draft for, the ex GM says he expects Johnny Manziel to fall completely out of the first round.  Despite many draft pundits and experts projecting Manziel in the top 10, Casserly believes the former Heisman winner is “by far...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins trade top draft pick for ‘poster-child for disgruntled defensive tackles’, Charley Casserly responsible.

Draft busts for the Redskins can be hard to pinpoint. Aside from Heath Shuler, very few players have proven their value to be so substantially below what was advertised. For many years the Redskins drafted players into the role of protege in order that they eventually be the successors of a proven and established regime. During leaner times draft picks were brought onto an organization...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Charley Casserly: Redskins will go after some offensive lineman in free agency

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Former NFL general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly believes the Washington Redskins will go after some offensive lineman in free agency, per In a Wednesday appearance on ESPN 980′s “The Sports Fix,” the NFL Network analyst and former general...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL teams forced to evaluate if a player is worth the risk

TAMPA, Fla. Charley Casserly had a few firm rules when it came to evaluating potential signees. The former general manager knew it was a flawed process to begin with "It's humans evaluating humans," he said but the science behind studying possible targets required care and perspective.Each franchise approaches the "Should we or shouldn't we?" debate...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams to trade up for Tavon Austin?

According to, Charley Casserly of the NFL Network believes the Rams might be willing to trade up in the first round for West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin. “It seems the Rams aren’t content to sit there (at No. 16),” Casserly said. “People they’ve talked to in trades think the guy they want is Tavon Austin.” As Austin has been linked to clubs as high...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Casserly: Manning likely a Colt

Charlie Casserly thinks Peyton Manning will likely be a Colt next year based on his progress.  If he's right then the Colts are doing a terrific job of driving up the value of the #1 overall pick: CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on Sunday that Manning's rehab is progressing, the Colts could potentially seek an extension on the deadline for that expensive option, and...
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December 11, 2011  |  Discuss

Former Houston Texans GM Charley Casserly doesn’t trust NFL fans to their own judgement

NFL fans are rabid about collecting information. Former NFL General Manager of the Houston Texans doesn’t think that average fans should get access to NFL film. The Wall Street Journal had an article last week about how the NFL keeps coverage of each NFL game hidden from access to average fans. The league owns the NFL Network which is the most widely successful of...
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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