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Categorical, ridiculous draft grades for the Browns

Grading a draft before the players have been to an OTA1 let alone been given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in games is largely panned as ridiculous. In fact, it is difficult to even judge rookies who may initially struggle on the field. 2014 draftees Justin Gilbert and Johnny Manziel may continue to struggle and join the ever-growing list of Cleveland Browns draft...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draft analysts explain Kroft's statistical decline

If you did not hear much about Rutgers tight end Tyler Kroft last season, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock has an explanation. "You can see him make several outstanding catches if you watch enough of his tape," Mayock said during the NFL Network's broadcast of the draft, per a transcription from NJ.com. "They just didn't go to him all that often."His statistical output lends...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns draft seven in Mike Mayock’s top 100

NFL.com’s Mike Mayock is one of the most respected NFL Draft experts. While he has been as good or better than Mel Kiper and Todd McShay at identifying the players a team will pick, his true value has been in his ability to diagnose prospects. Mayock is also unafraid to state his opinions on players even when those opinions differ from the overall draft community. In fact, his...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Analysts feel Gordon to Chargers is a 'perfect fit'

The San Diego Chargers made Badgers running back Melvin Gordon the 15th pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night.The team is being widely praised for picking the superstar back who ran for 2,587 yards last season which was the second highest total ever in FBS history. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock had this to say per the NFL Network:"You pair (Gordon) with (Danny) Woodhead, and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Versatility Describes the Green Bay Packers Draft Class

The Green Bay Packers love versatile players. Their 2015 draft class reflects that.First Round Pick-Damarious Randall, DB, Arizona State. Randall played safety for the Sun Devils, but, the Packers say they will play him at cornerback. NFL Network draft analyst, Mike Mayock said he was the best cover safety in the draft. He played on the coverage units and has experience as a return...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts Draft OT Denzell Goode in the 7th Round

With the penultimate pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Colts selected offensive tackle Denzell Goode out of Mars Hill University, North Carolina – no, Indy residents, not the Mars Hill neighborhood on the south side. Here’s what we know about Goode: He is massive, 6-7, 320, and he played college football. That is about it.  Seriously, the featured photo is Goode’s bio in its...
Via The Colts Authority
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pittsburgh Steelers expand the deep-threat with amazing WR

Steelers have Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and now the former Auburn speedster Sammie Coates. Mike Mayock’s comments on him were that he, “takes the top off” of defenses. Watch him burn everyone on the field. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five players still on the board who will be better than most first rounders First and 10: Ten first-round picks who will most likely...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Tennessee Titans steal a touchdown machine after trade (video)

The latest Tennessee Titan is… Former Mizzou standout WR and sure-handed, DGB. #Titans take Dorial Green-Beckham at 40 — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) May 1, 2015 The trade down that gave them the 40th pick of the NFL draft gives them a “freakish” talent according to Mike Mayock. See why QB Marcus Mariota will find this guy useful: AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five players...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Things You Should Know about Raiders 2nd Round Pick Mario Edwards, Jr

Mario Edwards fits a position of need for the Raiders, but he wasn’t a guy that we talked a lot about going into this process. With that in mind, here are some things you need to know. 1.) Edwards was the #1 recruit in the Nation coming out of High School. He has elite tools, as he had great size and fantastic athleticism. 2.) Has played both inside and outside for the Seminoles...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buccaneers use second pick on Donovan Smith

In a bit of a head-scratcher, the Buccaneers used the 34th overall selection on Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith. With Jake Fisher and T.J. Clemmings still available, I don’t understand this move at all. Charles Davis and Mike Mayock praised Smith on NFL Network, speaking about his long arms and how much of a “people mover” he is. Well, I would argue that so is T.J...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In Brandon Scherff, “best available” meets Redskins need

To most fans, it appeared that Scot McCloughan abandoned best player available when he bypassed DL Leonard Williams to select OT Brandon Scherff. Williams ranked higher on mock drafts by the likes of Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper, Jr.; but then, not one NFL GM participates in those things. @Russellmania980 99% of Redskins fans had no idea who Williams was about a month ago. Now they...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network NFL Draft Round 1 Report Card

The NFL draft is one of the biggest television events of the year, sports or non-sports. The funny part about that, of course, is that no game is played. It’s all about anticipation and suspense and the almighty future, which is why it enables both ESPN and NFL Network to get their creative juices flowing in order to carry storylines forward and keep viewers interested in something...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Worst Picks in the First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft

With the most anticipated round of the draft over, let the second guessing begin.Of course, no one really knows for sure what draft picks are going to work out and which ones will fail. Fans will also never get a full, honest explanation from a team, explaining their decision making in the draft. And just because the "draft experts" aka Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper don't like a pick...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Best Picks in the First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft

With the most anticipated round of the draft over, let the second guessing begin.Of course, no one really knows for sure what selections are going to pan out and which ones will bust. Fans will also never get a full, honest explanation from a team, explaining their decision making in the draft. And just because the "draft experts" aka Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper don't like a pick,...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans draft what might be the best kept secret at CB (video)

The Texans proved with their pick in the first round they are going to compete for the division, they add a corner to shut down the Colts’ explosive receivers. They said goodbye to WR Andre Johnson and instead draft someone who can come in and cover him. According to Mike Mayock, he’s got the “twitchy feet”. Thats a good thing. Watch those feet in action, AROUND COVER32...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Diego Chargers have “been out for awhile” on trade with the Titans

The camp around Marcus Mariota believes the San Diego Chargers still want to take their client. One report says that’s just not true and those trade talks are dead. Titans steadily letting the Eagles bid against themselves. Chargers, Jets and Browns have been out for awhile. — Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 30, 2015 This isn’t anything new, as Peter King said as...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out the crazy talent Mike Mayock has the Bengals taking at No.21 (video)

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has the Bengals making a nice addition to their defensive front in his final mock draft. The Bengals have the 21st overall pick and he has them taking the stud from Texas. The Cincinnati @Bengals select DT Malcom Brown 21st overall. #MayockMock pic.twitter.com/EHbz1567O4 — NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 30, 2015 Bengals’ fans get excited and...
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Kansas City Chiefs reporter: “(No) consensus on what Chiefs will do at No. 18″

The Kansas City Chiefs could go a number of different directions with the No. 18 pick tonight. We can speculate all we want, but it sounds like people in the building aren’t even sure what’s going to happen. Hours before the draft & there's still nothing close to a consensus on what the #Chiefs will do at No. 18. Builds the intrigue IMO. — BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) April...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where to follow the NFL Draft

It’s finally here. The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off tonight as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be on the clock with the number one pick, but as seen here, their pick is already in. So who will go number two to the Titans? Will someone put together a blockbuster deal for Marcus Mariota? We’ll find out tonight when the draft officially begins at 8:00 p.m. EST. in the great city of Chicago...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock 2015 Mock Draft: Steelers Select Connecticut CB Byron Jones

It’s been 18 years since the Pittsburgh Steelers have selected a cornerback in the first-round of an NFL Draft, but NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock is predicting that streak to end in 2015. During his annual mock draft Wednesday night, Mayock has the Steelers selecting Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones with the 22nd overall selection […] Mike Mayock 2015 Mock Draft: Steelers...
Via Steelers Depot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Expert Mike Mayock Says Chicago Bears Go Cornerback

Mel Kiper Jr. may get all the love when it comes to NFL draft expertise but quietly over the past few seasons nobody has gained more respect and notoriety than Mike Mayock of NFL Network.  The former player grinds on tape like few others each year and unlike most, only releases one mock draft which often occurs right before the actual draft takes place. Thus it came to pass again...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Damarious Randall’s enters first-round discussion

The 2015 NFL Draft is just over 24 hours away and one draft prospect is flying up draft boards at exactly the right time. As the draft approaches, there is growing belief and speculation that Arizona State Sun Devils safety Damarious Randall will hear his name called at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago during the first round. Randall is the unquestioned No. 2 safety in the class and...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Johnson, Alvin Dupree Make Jumps In Mayock’s Final Positional Rankings

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock released his final set of positional rankings Tuesday and when it comes to the two positions that the Pittsburgh Steelers need the most in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, he has made some notable changes. In his edge-rusher rankings, Mayock has now moved Kentucky’s Alvin Dupree up to the […] Kevin Johnson, Alvin Dupree Make Jumps In Mayock’s...
Via Steelers Depot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network announces extensive coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft

The NFL Network has announced extensive coverage of the 2015 NFL Draft. Below is the press release from NFL Media detailing everything they are planning to cover.Thursday, April 30 at 8:00 PM ET (Round 1) Main Set (Inside Desk): Rich Eisen, Mike Mayock, Steve Mariucci, Stanford head coach David Shaw Outside Desk: Chris Rose, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin Perch Inside...
Via PhinManiacs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s almost here: Who will the Eagles take first in the draft?

After five months of talk and speculation, the 2015 NFL draft is almost here. The intrigue surrounding Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles is at record levels. Have his series of bold moves this offseason all been part of a brilliant master plan to snag Oregon QB Marcus Mariota? Will all be revealed (and make sense) come Thursday night? The stakes are as high as they’ve ever...
Via Philly Sports Muse
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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