Chicago Bears Address Defense in PFS Mock Draft 2.0

It’s no secret that the Bears’ defense was at an all-time low last season. The Bears are coming off of one of their worst defensive seasons ever as a franchise, giving up 6,033 yards of total offense to opposing teams and the only team that had more points scored against them was the Oakland Raiders.With highly coveted wide receivers Kevin White and Amari Cooper off of the board...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chicago Bears have pre-draft meeting with Mississippi State linebacker

The Chicago Bears have already made a couple of signigicant upgrades at linebacker this offseason by signing Mason Foster and Pernell McPhee, but apparently they aren’t done adding depth at the position just yet… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Rating the best jersey investment on each NFL team from 1-32 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 cornerbacks on the board According to a report...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout Report: Benardrick McKinney, LB, Mississippi State

Name: Benardrick McKinney Age: 22 Position: LB College: Mississippi State Height: 6’4 Weight: 246 Grade: 3rd Round Comparison: Athletic Ability Benardrick McKinney is a very clunky athlete struggling to change directions (C.O.D) and take great angles to make a tackle. If he isn’t able to use his straight line speed to get to a player then I... -- Click the title above to read...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Mock Draft 2.0

I’m going to do things a little different from my version 1.0. First, I’m going to use the Fanspeak Draft Simulator to go 7 rounds and like I’ll present to you only my Saints picks. Unlike I won’t give you a slideshow (you’re welcome)  and I’m going to give you more information than they do. I’ll list the best player available (according to Fanspeak’s...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Cardinals, Eagles, Rams, & Saints

Browns Mary Kay Cabot reports that free agent WR Cecil Shorts does not have a visit schedule with the Browns at this point in time. Cardinals Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if a Larry Fitzgerald-for-Adrian Peterson trade could be a possibility. Eagles Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney is scheduled to visit with the Eagles in the coming ... The post NFL Notes...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Benardrick McKinney, ILB Mississipi State

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: ILB Benardrick McKinney Player Information: Benardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State 6-4, 246 pounds Hometown: Tunica, MS STATS NFL Combine: 40 yard: 4.66 Bench: 16 Vert: 40.5″ Broad: 121″ 3 cone: 7.21 Shuttle: 4.27 News and Notes: A potential 1st round pick when the NFL draft hype really got started, McKinney has seem some of...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Represented At Mississippi State Pro Day

The Mississippi State Pro Day took place Wednesday and the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly had personnel on hand to observe it. The top Mississippi State draft prospects this year are Preston Smith, Benardrick McKinney, Kaleb Eulls and Justin Cox. According to Twitter reports, Smith and McKinney stood on their combine numbers Wednesday, but both took part […] Steelers Represented...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Adrian Peterson, Draft, Browns, Cardinals, & Raiders

Draft Dane Brugler mentions that he likes the idea of Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney moving to defensive end in the NFL. Tony Pauline of previously reported that the Chiefs are considering McKinney as a possible replacement for free agent OLB Justin Houston, which means they too view him as a possible edge-rusher. Adrian Peterson Mike Florio writes...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers could find their inside man in first round of draft

INDIANAPOLIS -- At last year's NFL Scouting Combine, Mike McCarthy recalled being asked approximately seven questions about the Green Bay Packers' struggles at safety. The need to address that position was as obvious to reporters as it was to the Packers, who drafted Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round less than three months later. There is once again a glaring positional weakness...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Players the Broncos should watch at the Combine

The NFL has slowly grown into a nearly year-round season. The NFL combine starts Tuesday, only a few shorts weeks after the Super Bowl. Rebuilding a roster is the reality of the NFL and the Broncos free agency questions, combined with the team’s aspirations make this week vital to the success of their 2015 season. With 17 free agents on the roster, the team must prepare to lose...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers: Inside Linebackers to Watch at the Combine

The A.J. Hawk era in Green Bay is likely all but over. The veteran inside linebacker will likely be a cap casualty this offseason. The Packers need to get quicker and younger at the position. This year's class of inside linebackers is nothing to write home about but, here are five players that could be potential fits.1. [Eric Kendricks] UCLA. The Bruins all-time leader in tackles...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Mock With Trades

The NFL Combine gets underway next week in Indianapolis and with that in mind, we bring you another NFL mock draft. Our friends at have a simulator, with the premium addition allowing trading of picks. We should mention that we didn’t rank these players, only took the best player available, when the Redskins were on the clock. FanSpeak updates the scouting database...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Snag a Middle Linebacker in #PFSMockDraft 1.0

Last night, the Pro Football Spot staff hosted the 2015 #PFSMockDraft 1.0 on Twitter. Things got crazy in a hurry. Here is a brief recap on how things turned out for the Packers.Round 1, Pick No. 30Benardrick McKinney, MLB, Mississippi StateIn the first round I had hopes of drafting either Randy Phillips or Eric Kendricks. Both players got selected right in front of me. Phillips...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi State relishes quiet, productive signing day

Mississippi State's national signing day was relatively quiet compared to many other schools in the Southeastern Conference. And that's exactly the way coach Dan Mullen wanted it to be. The Bulldogs completed a 28-person class on Wednesday that didn't have much drama. The only moderate surprise was a good one - linebacker Leo Lewis picked Mississippi State over rival Mississippi...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Expert Talks Dolphins Draft Picks

Now that the Miami Dolphins have completed the 2014 season with another 8-8 season, but took steps forward on offense, the team must now focus on free agency, the NFL Combine and the Draft in April. All three will help with the growth of the team and direction the offense can continue on, as well as the path the defense may seek to improve in 2015.On, writers and...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mississippi State LB McKinney to pursue NFL career

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The school announced McKinney's decision on Friday. The 6-foot-5, 249-pounder from Tunica has led the Bulldogs in tackles the past two seasons. He played in 39 games during his college career, finishing with 244 total tackles, 19 1/2 tackles for loss and 7...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Mueller Report, Draft, 49ers, Browns, Jaguars, Seahawks

Mueller Report Jason La Canfora would not be surprised if the Mueller Report was released on Friday. Although, La Canfora mentions that there may not be any bombshells. Draft Alabama S Landon Collins will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. (Rand Getlin) Mississippi State ILB Benardrick McKinney will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. (Rand Getlin) 49ers Matt Barrows reports that Cardinals...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Orange Bowl Scouting Preview – Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi State

Georgia Tech put together an impressive year, going toe to toe against undefeated Florida State in the ACC title game and it came down to the wire. Running the triple option, there are a lot of different RB’s touch the ball throughout the game (considering they average 333 yards per game) and have two impressive fullbacks, or “B” backs as they refer to them, who show impressive...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10: Ranking the biggest Freaks you must watch during bowl season

This week's top 10 list: The biggest Freaks to watch this bowl season. Here's my ranking and guys to pay close attention to in the coming week-plus. 10. BENARDRICK McKINNEY, LB, MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS Watch: Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Dec. 31, 8 p.m. ET) MSU's D will have its hands full against the nation's No. 3 rushing offense, which will put even more pressure on McKinney...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Best of the season's 39 bowl games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one. There's still a bit of controversy just like there was in the BCS - ask Baylor and TCU - but most college football fans believe the selection committee got it right with two marquee semifinal games to set up the Jan. 12 national...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Top 5 Linebacker Prospects

While the 2015 NFL Draft is still just over 5 months away, the talents that will be entering it are deep in into the process of trying to distinguish themselves as a top talent and put themselves in the first round. Some of them came into this season with lots of hype and momentum only to disappoint, whereas others have come in and exceeded expectations to put themselves in conversation...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders draft prospects: Linebacker Benardrick McKinney

Name: Benardrick McKinney, MLB/ILB, Mississippi State Height: 6’5” Weight: 248lbs Analysis: McKinney is a big play inside linebacker. Usually those words do not fit seamlessly together. In this case, it’s highly appropriate. The prototypical middle linebacker is called upon to make the basic play, operate in limited coverage space, and do his job quietly and efficiently. This...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UK Football Preview: Mississippi State at Kentucky

The last time the Kentucky Wildcats got absolutely creamed at LSU, they came back the next week and beat Mississippi State, on the road. Their next home game was against Georgia, a game they won and was really the first big win in the Rich Brooks era. It was also the last time they went .500 in conference play. This was 2006. Now they look to get up off the mat and standing in their...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Gus Malzahn, Nick Marshall, Josh Murray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn discusses losing the Arkansas Class AA state high football championship while he was head coach of Hughes High School in 1994, which he says still haunts him. Hughes honored Malzahn on Monday by renaming its football...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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