NFL Network’s Mayock: Arizona Cardinals’ Troy Niklas should be best blocking tight end in league

Niklas watches on the sidelines during rookie minicamp Credit: Norm Hall   It’s obvious the Arizona Cardinals drafted an unknown entity when the selected Troy Niklas, the tight end out of Notre Dame, with their second round selection (52nd overall). Niklas only accounted for 37 receptions for 573 yards and 6 touchdowns total in his college career, thus after converting from the...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone Got Good Draft Grades!

If you watched NFL Network’s third day of draft coverage, you might have seen analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis begin to assign draft grades to teams before the draft was even over. Starting in the late sixth round, Jeremiah and Davis started going through divisions assigning grades to teams, much to the dismay of Mike Mayock. If you think that sounds incredibly pointless...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders Draft Grades: How the media saw McKenzie’s draft

The NFL Draft is over which of course means that it is time for the “experts” to grade the draft long before anyone will actually know how teams fared. As Mike Mayock on NFL Network noted towards the end of the draft, we will not know how this draft went for anyone until these guys have spent at least a few years in the league. So while I will not be providing my own grades,...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating Falcons Second-Round Pick, Ra’Shede Hageman

Continuing to work on the offensive and defensive front, the have Atlanta Falcons selected defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman out of Minnesota with their second-round pick (37th overall). It is clearly that the Falcons are adding depth (with this pick) to there injury-prone defense, which saw defensive end Kroy Biermann, linebackers Sean Weatherspoon, Akeem Dent, and Stephen Nicholas...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Jets Draft WR Jalen Saunders (Oklahoma) in the Fourth Round

Image: AP The Jets start Day Three off by selecting Oklahoma WR Jalen Saunders (5’9″, 165 lbs). The team finally addresses the wide receiver position, with a player that has only gotten better and bigger, throughout his college career. NFL Network Reaction: Mike Mayock: “He knows when to get down. He’s quick. Can play in the slot or on the outside. Charles Davis: “Best...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders getting a surprising amount of love for draft so far

The Oakland Raiders front office could not be happier about how the draft has gone. They had one of their top guys unexpectedly fall to them in the first round with Khalil Mack. In the second round, they had one of their top quarterbacks fall to them in Derek Carr. Then in the third, they were able to trade back, get an extra fourth round pick and land an offensive guard who some...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers Draft Marcus Martin, Chris Borland and Brandon Thomas

The San Francisco 49ers added USC center Marcus Martin and inside linebacker Chris Borland. There is definitely a theme that the 49ers are establishing. It is all about being physical in the NFC West and the 49ers added some player to do just that. Martin is an athletic center that is new to the position. He was the last man to come out of the green room at the NFL Draft but he...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reactions to the Miami Dolphins wild second day of the NFL draft

What a wild night. If you thought night one of the NFL draft was fun, well Dennis Hickey had fans wondering what his master plan was all night Friday. The Dolphins originally slotted at the 50th pick traded down twice only to trade back up to get one of their guys. Dolphins add LSU WR Jarvis Landry and OT Billy Turner. Your initial reaction of both picks. Mike Mayock called Jarvis...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things you need to know about Denver Broncos receiver Cody Latimer

The Denver Broncos made their second-round selection on Thursday night, taking Cody Latimer out of Indiana University. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of the newest member of the Broncos. But in the meantime, here are five things to know about the wide receiver: 1. Latimer only played three years with Indiana, leaving school early to declare for the draft. However...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Draft Guide And Links

The NFL Draft is upon us and the DC Pro Sports Report is your source for all things Redskins. 2014 NFL DRAFT Round 1: Thurs., May 8 (8 pm) Rounds 2-3: Fri., May 9 (6:30 pm) Rounds 4-7: Sat., May 10 (Noon) TV Coverage: NFL Network and ESPN Radio City Music Hall, New York For the very latest in mock drafts across the nation, check our Mock Databases, early and often. For 15 years...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why trading back into the first round is a bad idea

No one has any clue what the Oakland Raiders are going to do in the NFL Draft tonight. In part that is because general manager Reggie McKenzie has done a good job of holding his cards close to his chest and in part because this draft is crazy unpredictable. In his annual mock draft, Mike Mayock has the Raiders taking Sammy Watkins with the number five pick then trading back into...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft

I don’t pay attention to mock drafts and neither should you, but if there’s one to pay attention, it’s usually Mike Mayock’s. He did his Mock Draft on NFL Network Wednesday night. The fine people at the National Football League public relations office sent over the Mayock Mock and we have it for you in full color below. Well, it’s not really in color, but you get the idea...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Manziel is the top player on the Cowboys board

ESPN’s Todd McShay reported on SportsCenter that Johnny Manziel is the top player on the Cowboys board. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report is apparently hearing the same thing. I was also told what Todd McShay reported: that Manziel is tops on Cowboys' board. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) May 8, 2014 Mike Mayock of the NFL Network believe Dallas will take Manziel with the...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock has the Cowboys drafting Johnny Manziel in his mock

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has the Dallas Cowboys drafting Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall pick. Mayock wrote the following in his mock draft: If it’s my pick, I’d upgrade this defense with Donald or Clinton-Dix. But this is Jerry’s world. Tony Romo is 34 and coming off his second back surgery, and I think this team is further away from winning a championship than...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock’s Scorecard for Ravens fans on Draft Night…

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network has got the most credibility of all the pre-Draft analysts working in the national media today. The former Boston College safety has got the hard-earned legitimate resume in coaching and scouting. He knows what he sees on game tape and he knows what he’s hearing in player interviews. So as Baltimore Ravens settle down to watch the 1st round of the...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock Has Steelers Taking CB Kyle Fuller In Annual Mock Draft

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock is not a big fan of doing mock drafts and that's why he only does one a year. On Wednesday night, Mayock will be unveiling his first and only mock draft of the offseason during a televised special and already the first 15 picks have been released. Mayock has […] NFL Network’s Mike Mayock Has Steelers Taking CB Kyle Fuller In Annual Mock...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock views Zack Martin and Eric Ebron as Bills’ best first-round options

Present at a Play 60 event in New York City on Wednesday, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock fielded some questions regarding the 2014 NFL Draft and what he thought of some of the top prospects in this year’s class. Of much interest was what the Buffalo Bills might do sitting at No. 9. Mayock didn’t have to think too hard about it. “I prefer Zack Martin at the end of the day,”...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock sees no reason for New York Jets to trade out of 18th pick

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock was in attendance for a Play 60 event at Chelsea Waterside Park in New York City. He spent a lot of time before media availability to the players, answering questions regarding the 2014 NFL Draft’s top prospects and what he thought of certain team’s situations. Of high interest among many of the New York reporters in the scrum, was what the New...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants get Zack Martin in final cover32 mock draft

After three consecutive mock drafts with the New York Giants scoring high-profile defensive tackle Aaron Donald, the G-Men have selected Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin in the fourth and final installment of this year’s cover32 mock draft. Martin, a talented and versatile offensive lineman, has steadily climbed up most analysts draft boards and was cited by the NFL Network’s...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Seattle Seahawks trade down in 1st round?

According to Mike Mayock the Seattle Seahawks will probably trade down in the first round of the May 8-10 NFL draft. Mayock’s theory: The Houston Texans are seeking an impact quarterback in the draft, and their scouts do not think the talent level at that position drops much between the first and second picks, and they therefore take Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayock: Louisville’s Pryor not right fit for Eagles

The chances of the Eagles' coming away with an impact safety Thursday night in the first round seem to diminish by the day. On Thursday, Howie Roseman dropped some big hints when he called the safety class “not a good overall group.” He then spent a few minutes talking up his in-house guys, especially free-agent signing Malcolm Jenkins and incumbents Nate Allen and Earl...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft – Mike Mayock Conference Call Audio

This past week, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a two hour conference call with media and it will be his last one for this offseason. Mayock, as usual, is very informative and is asked about quite a few players and specific team needs during the call. If you have a few hours to […] 2014 NFL Draft – Mike Mayock Conference Call Audio is a post from: Steelers Depot ...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock: No sense in Detroit Lions trading a lot to get Sammy Watkins

As good of a draft prospect as Sammy Watkins is, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said it doesn’t make sense for the Detroit Lions to trade up to get him — unless they can get a steal of a deal. “I’m not sure you want to go get anybody, in all honesty, in this draft, giving up picks, unless it’s go get a Sammy Watkins, like you’re asking for, where you don’t have to...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mayock thinks Chargers 'praying' for CB

It's been said the Chargers have many options at pick 25. Mike Mayock isn't so sure. The NFL Network draft analyst held a conference call Thursday with reporters. In the early going, he singled out one position when assessing San Diego's first-round pick. "I think they have to get a corner," Mayock said. "I think there are five corners going in the first...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Mayock Thinks Steelers Should Go Cornerback In Round One

On Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held a two-hour pre draft conference call with the media and during it he gave his thoughts on which direction he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers should go in the first round with the 15th overall selection. "I think that the way Pittsburgh historically approaches the draft, it's […] Mike Mayock Thinks Steelers Should...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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