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3-Round mock draft for the Tennessee Titans

To call the Titans' 2014 season troublesome might be an understatement. A team doesn't win just twice and score a paltry 15.9 points per game when things are close to OK. Tennessee has some work to do to get back to when trips to the playoffs were the norm and the "Music City Miracle" was a fond sidebar and not a distant memory. Better days could be near. Especially if the second...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Add Coaches To Defensive Staff

It looks like the Atlanta Falcons are adding to their coaching staff even though the team has not formally hired a head coach.Former Washington Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris has agreed to a position with the Atlanta Falcons as assistant head coach in charge of defensive backs, a source confirmed Monday. In news related to the team, the Falcons also will hire Denver Broncos...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 New York Jets "Way Too Early" Mock Draft 1.0

Warning: This way too early, way too short mock draft is bound to change. As much as draft experts around the NFL would like to throw out articles concerning major franchise decisions before the Super Bowl has even been decided, us normal fans need to stop and remember a mock draft for what it truly is – completely made up. But you know what? That’s perfectly okay. It’s fun...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Winston, Mariota Among 84 Early Entrants for Draft

By Scott Anderson After the 2014 draft, the NFL had a problem. 42 of the underclassmen that declared from the draft were not selected. The NFL took immediate action and changed the grading system for those considering the early jump from college. The old system tried to predict the exact round that the player would go it, resulting in players being told they would be going in the...
Via Optimum Scouting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: This Jaguars cheerleader is hotter than Jacksonville in July

#Jaguars pic.twitter.com/fCQXxBXwUd — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 15, 2015 You may also be interested in: Female Friday: This Jaguars cheerleader is hotter than Jacksonville in July Mock draft predicts Jacksonville Jaguars select Leonard Williams from USC Twitter Tuesday: The Jacksonville Jaguars zing the Tennessee Titans
Via cover32 - Jaguars
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mock draft predicts Jacksonville Jaguars select Leonard Williams from USC

The NFL playoffs are in full swing, but the real competition is all about predicting which players will be taken when in May’s NFL Draft. ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his first-round mock yesterday, and he predicted the Jacksonville Jaguars would take USC defensive end Leonard Williams at number three overall: via http://imgur.com/a/sdNYT   Williams played in 13 games for the...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
14 days ago  |  Discuss

#TitanTalk Mailbag: Future of the Tennessee Titans

It is no secret that the Tennessee Titans had an abysmal 2014 season, finishing with their worst record since moving to Nashville. After a horrible season, teams are typically set up to have very eventful offseasons filled with uncertainty, as the teams try to recover. The Tennessee Titans will be no different as they begin rebuilding with the guidance of General Manager Ruston Webster...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Ranking Best Interior Defensive Linemen

This post was written by StandingOSports writer Rider Ingalls. Like I said in my interior offensive lineman rankings, football games are won up front. A good defensive line can leave a Quarterback cowering and give halfbacks nowhere to run, thereby removing one or both aspects of an offense before they can get past the line of scrimmage. These are the best defensive lineman in the...
Via Standing O Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Bucs’ should draft Leonard Williams with the No.1 pick in draft

Follow @BigMike1491 View image | gettyimages.com The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finshed the 2014 season with a overall record of 2-14 and now possess the number one pick in the upcomming 2015 NFL Draft. The most talked about players who have entered the upcomming draft are quarterback Marcus Mariota of Oregon and quarterback Jameis Winston of Florida State. With the Bucs’...
Via TopSportsReport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

USC's Allen to enter NFL Draft

Buck Allen is the last domino to fall among the USC draft eligible underclassmen. His decision, however, is far from a surprise. Allen will forego his senior season and enter the upcoming NFL Draft. "This was a tough decision for me," Allen said in a statement. "I am proud to have been the first one in my family to have gone to college, and I've been blessed to say I played football...
Via Fox Sports West
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Top 5 Options for the New York Jets At #6

Every week, we will count down a top 5 for a different position group, as well as favorites, sleepers, and preferences. Today, we will take a look at my top 5 preferences for the New York Jets at the 6th pick overall. La’El Collins, OT, LSUWhy? If you follow me on Twitter, you know that Collins has become sort of my drunk crush. To me, he is the best offensive lineman in the draft...
Via Turn On The Jets
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Titans Should Draft Leonard Williams

Welcome to draft season. Through the next few months we'll be subjected to countless mock drafts that will spark plenty of debate throughout fan bases across America. Now is the time when most people start getting familiar with names that their team may or may not select come April. Assuming that the Buccaneers take Marcus Mariota first overall, the overwhelming consensus mock draft...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USC will have younger squad in 2015 after scholarships increase

The restocking process for USC has begun. The process, however, will take a little longer than some would expect.  For the first time in four years, USC will be able to sign a full 25-member recruiting class on National Signing Day. (It should be noted blue shirt kicker Matt Boermeester counts towards the 25 players USC can sign in February. A blue shirt is non-recruited player...
Via Fox Sports West
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Recap: What We Learned From Sunday

After a season that he was clearly the best player on an underachieving team, the Jacksonville Jaguars learned on Monday that Sen’Derrick Marks tore his ACL in the 23-17 loss to Houston.Marks, who led the Jaguars with eight and a half sacks this season, will go through the “prehab process” before undergoing surgery, the team announced.Marks has started all 16 games in each...
Via Football Nation
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Leonard Williams to enter NFL Draft: 'I feel like I'm ready'

Leonard Williams came to USC from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach and immediately established himself a dominant force along the Trjjans' defensive line. After three years at USC, Williams has elected to forego his senior season and will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, he announced Monday in a statement. "This was a very hard decision for me," Williams said. "I love USC, Coach Sark...
Via Fox Sports West
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

USC All American DL Leonard Williams Entering NFL Draft

USC is sending another stud defensive player to the NFL, and he’s likely to be a very high pick. USC announces that Leonard Williams is declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) December 29, 2014 The Trojans All American announced Monday that he would bypass his senior year and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. The decision was made in a statement posted...
Via Thacover2
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

USC's Leonard Williams declares for NFL draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California defensive lineman Leonard Williams is skipping his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Williams confirmed his long-anticipated decision Monday. Williams has been a dominant defensive lineman for three seasons with the Trojans, racking up 21 sacks and 36 1/2 tackles for losses. Despite attracting constant double-teams from offensive...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Bills, Chiefs,, Redskins & Titans

Draft Lindsey Thiry reports that USC DL Leonard Williams is entering the 2015 NFL draft. Bears OC Aaron Kromer held a final meeting with Bears offensive players at his house on Monday. (Ian Rapoport) Bills DE Jerry Hughes said he will not accept a discounted contract to stay in Buffalo for 2015. “Yeah, I’ve never heard of that,” Hughes said, via Mike Rodak. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska's Gregory, USC's Williams will have spotlight during Holiday Bowl

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian had a serious question for his Holiday Bowl counterpart, Nebraska interim head coach Barney Cotton.  "Are you sure?" Sarkisian asked.  The USC coach was asking the Nebraska coach if he was certain the Cornhuskers talented defensive end, Randy Gregory, would be able to play in Saturday's Holiday Bowl.  "I hope so," Cotton responded. "We need him to...
Via Fox Sports West
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The seven most polarizing NFL prospects playing in bowl season

Editor's note: Bowl season is a time for prospect evaluation for pro teams. Below are seven guys who will be under heavy scrutiny from NFL evaluators. *** JAMEIS WINSTON, QB, FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES Let’s start with the positives -- Winston is probably the most polished draft-eligible quarterback. He’s on a hot streak heading into the Rose Bowl showdown with Oregon, and no one...
Via Fox Sports
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Notre Dame vs LSU: future NFL talent playing in Nashville

This year’s Louisiana State team entered the year having lost more players to NFL Draft early entry than any college football team in history. There’s still a ton of potential first rounders all over the roster though. Their opponents in the Music City Bowl, Notre Dame, have a top ten prospect on their OL. There’s going to be a ton of NFL talent on display in Nashville on...
Via The Sports Bank
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football: Five Under-The-Radar Bowl Games Worth Watching

 The College Football Bowl season always brings us games that make us shudder, but there are always games that become instant classics.Most folks will be concentrating on the major bowl games, but there are several games that have gone under the radar that have the opportunity to become instant classics.Here are five games for fans to keep an eye on: Boca Raton Bowl – The battle...
Via Football Nation
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams surprised by USC team MVP honor

Leonard Williams was somewhat baffled by the recognition.  "It was surprising actually," Williams admitted. "I thought Cody Kessler was probably going to win it. He had an outstanding performance this year. "I felt like those types of awards mostly go to offensive players." Earlier this week at the USC team banquet, Williams was named the 2014 USC Team MVP.  He truly believed it...
Via Fox Sports West
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated 2015 NFL Draft Big Board- done

View image | gettyimages.com 1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon- The 80th heisman winner, no doubt about it, Mariota is a perfect fit in the NFL 2. Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska- The biggest upside in this draft, Gregory could be an elite pass rusher very soon 3. Leonard Williams, DT, USC- The best interior defensive lineman in the nation, size, strength, athleticism, you name it, Williams...
Via TopSportsReport
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad, and the cold, hard truth: part 2, the bad

It’s easy to pile on and foster knee-jerk, emotional responses to Miami’s perfectly mediocre 6-6 record, especially after a decade of complete and total irrelevance. The way UM ended the 2014 regular season, on a three-game losing streak, dropping two games to sub .500 ACC Coastal opponents, leave many that support the program with an empty, pessimistic feeling about the direction...
Via CaneInsider
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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