Hall of Famers Kelly, Butkus steal show in second round of NFL Draft

  The show stoppers Thursday night at the NFL draft were two Hall of Famers: Jim Kelly and Dick Butkus. The legendary former players were on hand to announce the second-round selections for the Bills and Bears, respectively. Kelly's appearance was spell-binding, and after a lengthy standing ovation, he told the audience that he is cancer free. ''I want to thank everyone all over...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons select Indiana RB Tevin Coleman in 3rd round

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have taken Indiana running back Tevin Coleman in the third round of the NFL draft in an attempt to address one of the team's most glaring needs. Coleman set Indiana's record with 2,036 yards rushing in 2014. He couldn't run at the NFL combine due to a broken foot but ran the 40 in 4.39 seconds in his school's pro day. The team released...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft results for first half of Round 2

Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft is taking place tonight at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. The second round started off with Alabama safety Landon Collins heading to the New York Giants, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers added offensive tackle Donovan Smith of Penn State to protect No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston. Which direction did your favorite team go with their second-round pick?...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons stay focused on defense, select LSU CB Collins

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have continued to work on defense by drafting LSU cornerback Jalen Collins with their second-round pick of the NFL draft. Collins (6-1, 203) gives new coach Dan Quinn more size at cornerback. The Falcons selected Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley with the No. 8 overall pick in the first round. Beasley was regarded as perhaps the most...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jalen Collins joins the Atlanta Falcons defense

First it was Vic Beasley to help the Atlanta Falcons defensive pass rush. Now it’s time to help the secondary with Jalen Collins of LSU. Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said he wanted to get faster. With these two picks he has certainly done that. This is exactly how the draft for this team was supposed to play out. Now they have a cover cornerback this team has coveted. Collins...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU Jalen Collins picked by Atlanta Falcons in NFL Draft second round

Report of multiple failed drug tests at LSU hurt his stock.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
20 days ago

The Latest: Day 2 of draft nears; talent still available

CHICAGO (AP) 5:10 p.m. (6:10 p.m. EDT) Attention NFL shoppers. There are plenty of good deals still available in Round 2 and 3. The second round of the NFL draft begins in about 45 minutes and there are a handful of players projected as first-round picks who are still waiting for their names to be called. Topping the list: LSU cornerback Jalen Collins, massive Florida State defensive...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Top 100 Players Available for Day 2

After a first round that featured only a few first-round player surprises but plenty of team selection shockers, there remains quality talent on our board available for the second round, especially for teams picking at the top on Day 2. With five first-round grades remaining and Randy Gregory, Jalen Collins and Landon Collins all garnering high second-round grades after those, the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2015: Best Players Remaining

The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books and plenty of talented players remain. Whether it be to off-field issues or just a result of the way the opening round played out, some of the most talented players at their positions remain on the board. Who is still available? The top prospects that your team could pick up in the second and third round on Friday night can be...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Potential Eagles Day Two Targets

Ever since the NFL changed to the new format of the draft (Thursday-Saturday), I’ve been a big believer that day two is the most important day to get right. There are definitely high expectations in the first round. You want a player that is highly talented, fills a large need, and can contribute right away. However, I think the same traits hold true in the second and third round...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Gregory, Jalen Collins Among Best Available Players On NFL Draft Day 2

Three hours and 25 minutes later, we’re only one-seventh through the 2015 NFL Draft. There weren’t many huge surprise picks in the first round of the draft Thursday night, but there are plenty of good players for the New England Patriots and the rest of the 31 NFL teams to select from Friday and Saturday, including many with character red flags. Check out the best remaining players...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lots of Value Still on the Board at Positions of Need for Steelers

Raise your hand if you thought the Steelers would be choosing between Randy Gregory, Shane Ray, and Alvin Dupree at 22 a month ago. If you’re raising your hand you’re a liar! I was hoping for Marcus Peters, but Alvin Dupree is a pretty great consolation prize. I do think that Dupree could take some time to figure out how to convert his athleticism into production, but he was...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Day 2 Prospects for the Steelers

With the First Round of the NFL Draft in the books, teams are getting geared up for Rounds 2 and 3 tonight. There are a lot of big names still on the board, including some that could help the Steelers. If you’re freaking out that the Steelers didn’t draft a cornerback in the first round, calm the hell down. First round corners are not necessary, and there are plenty of corners...
Via The Steelers N'at
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions First Round Big Board

The Detroit Lions will be on the clock in about 6 hours and it’s going to be interesting. Do they go out and piss their fans off by drafting another receiver or tight end? Or do they trade back in the first round? Maybe they stay put and draft a need at offensive line or defensive line? Nobody really knows what their big board looks like but below I give you an idea of what it...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Other Final Mock Drafts Are Giving the Cowboys

We are hours away from the NFL Draft and the adrenaline is surely flowing in the most die hard of fans! Let’s take a look at what the other mock draft pundits are saying the Cowboys will do at #27. Daniel Jeremiah: Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska Dane Brugler: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M Rob Rang: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest Mike Mayock: Landon Collins, S, Alabama Josh Norris...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots 7 Round Mock Draft

The New England Patriots hold nine selections in the NFL Draft. They are a prime candidate to move out of the 32nd pick, having the option to move up or down in the draft. They have five of the top 101 picks, making them a prime candidate to move up for a player they want. While this is out of the normal Bill Belichick mold, Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio hinted that the...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Draft: Raiders-49ers trade, Trade Talk, Player-Team Fits, and Much More

It’s Christmas for fans of the NFL and the NFL Draft, but it’s a dense fog of smoke for those trying to project what may happen during draft weekend. Dissecting what is “possible” from what will happen is the hardest part of the projection of a first round, because NFL decision makers are generally far from set in stone on any of their ideas until their team is on the clock...
Via Optimum Scouting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects for Bloggers

If there’s anything that bloggers do well, it’s making random off-the-wall pop culture references. As we reach the end of the draft season, I’ve concluded all my actual analysis of the top players in the draft. My magnum opus on Potential Steelers First Round Picks is posted with links to all of my other work leading up to the draft. By now, you’re probably tired of seeing...
Via The Steelers N'at
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Da Don’s Verdict: Final 2015 Mock Draft, Mariota in Mystery

With the Shane Ray and La’el Collins incidents, the NFL Draft has taken a real twisted turn. The top of the draft has also had some severe identity issues because some teams have been incosistent with whom they want to draft at their spots. Alot of teams may look to trade down! Washington, New York, Chicago, Tennessee, and the Giants are all top 10 teams that were looking to acquire...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

My One and Only 2015 Packers Mock Draft – ALLGBP.COM

As the Packers’ draft analyst for DraftTek.com, I’ve been involved with over 25 mock drafts since the 2014 season ended. They’re not entirely mine, however, as the actual picks are made by a computer simulation.  I get to input needs information, and can put in requests to “grab” certain players (if they are available at that spot) or “lockout” players from...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU cornerback Jalen Collins may not slide far in NFL Draft

Collins reportedly had multiple failed drug tests at LSU.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
23 days ago

Draft Interview with @KrisBrauner

Former LSU blogger and SEC draft expert Kris Brauner has had a yearly tradition with Saints Nation of jumping on with us for a quick Q&A before the big day. While he’s taken a step back from writing of late, his content below should leave no questions about his competency on this subject. I hope you enjoy his insights as much as I did. Kris seems firmly on the Ralph Malbrough...
Via The Saints Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers 2015 Seven Round Mock Draft

The most anticipated event of the NFL off-season is set to kick-off this Thursday night, April 30 in Chicago – round one of the NFL Draft. For ‘drafniks’ such as myself it is a culmination of hours of analyzing – and over-analyzing – stats, game films and biographies. There is great anticipation that the Packers will select many of the guys that I have mocked – those...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-minute draft notes for Eagles—it could be a play for Mariota…

The anticipation grows on Draftmas Eve…and just one more day to submit your 2015 Eagles MACH 10 Challenge ballot in the Comments section below. If you would like a scorecard of all the MACH 10 ballots submitted so far, just drop me an email request at rslupean@excite.com, and I will reply with a Word document attachment listing all the ballots. The “Get Marcus Mariota” angle...
Via Eagles Eye
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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