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Analysts call Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard a 'bargain' for New York Giants

It didn't take long for Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard to hear his name called Friday night.The New York Giants took the Sooner receiver with the 40th overall pick after a busy first round for receivers. Here's what people are saying about the selection and how Shepard fits in with the Giants:Chad Reuter of NFL.com: "The receiver position was looking a bit thin for the Giants, so picking...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Redskins Follow ‘A’ Day 1 with Strong Day 2

WASHINGTON — The Redskins, led by general manager Scot McCloughan, are absolutely acing this draft, according to analysts everywhere. In the first round, McCloughan moved back one pick while adding a sixth-rounder next year, then drafted receiver Josh Docston out of TCU. The sequence drew rave reviews, and just about everybody declared the Redskins one of the big winners of Day...
Via CBS DC
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Experts rip Falcons’ selection of Keanu Neal

The Atlanta Falcons are simply praying that the selection of safety Keanu Neal will be the last piece needed to build up a strong defense that Dan Quinn had in Seattle. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: Recapping round one of 2016 NFL Draft: Five surprises from the first round Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers However, if Falcons fans aren’t sure what to think of the selection...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Experts rave over Saints selecting Sheldon Rankins

The New Orleans Saints used the 12th-overall selection on Louisville defensive end Sheldon Rankins, and though he doesn’t have GUARANTEED success yet in the NFL, a boatload of experts are more than thrilled with the selection. AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: Recapping round one of 2016 NFL Draft: Five surprises from the first round Fantasy Football: Ten NFL Draft sleepers Mike Tanier...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing but Rave Reviews for Redskins Draft

WASHINGTON — The Redskins surprised plenty of people by drafting TCU receiver Josh Doctson with the No. 22 pick, but the immediate reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Washington was only picking 22nd because it orchestrated a trade with the Houston Texans, who moved up one spot in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round pick. Houston also selected a receiver, the lightning-fast Will...
Via CBS DC
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2016: Might Jets pick this versatile offensive lineman in Round 2?

Examining that possibility. The Jets entered this offseason with plenty of offensive line uncertainty, because of how starters D'Brickashaw Ferguson (left tackle), Breno Giacomini (right tackle), and Brian Winters (right guard) played last season. Even before Friday, it was possible they'd choose to address tackle and/or guard in the NFL...
Via NJ.com
25 days ago

NFL Draft 2016: Why CB Mackensie Alexander could be ideal fit for Jets' defense

He does one thing very well. The Jets need to fill the starting cornerback spot opposite Darrelle Revis. Though they have a couple fairly strong in-house candidates (Buster Skrine and Marcus Williams), there's still a chance the Jets could draft a corner in Round 1.  Will that corner be Clemson's Mackensie Alexander? He hasn't been a wildly...
Via NJ.com
27 days ago

PFF 2016 Mock Draft 4.0: Steelers Select Arkansas TE Hunter Henry 25th Overall

Are you tired of mock drafts already? I certainly hope not as we still have quite a wait until the 2016 NFL Draft takes place. On Wednesday, Pro Football Focus released their latest version of first round predictions and Steve Palazzolo has the Pittsburgh Steelers selecting Arkansas tight end Hunter... The post PFF 2016 Mock Draft 4.0: Steelers Select Arkansas TE Hunter Henry 25th...
Via Steelers Depot
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles take a linebacker in the first round

With Super Bowl 50 now complete as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. It is time for all 32 NFL teams to get ready for the 2016 NFL Draft. For the Philadelphia Eagles, they solidified their defensive line last week re-signing defensive end Vinny Curry to a five-year deal, not creating another draft need. With the Eagles having the 13th overall pick, they could...
Via Total Sports Live
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is No. 2 on PFF's top 101 players of 2014

Pro Football Focus has become the authority on NFL player evaluation, so their ranking of the league's top 101 players from the 2014 season is next to gridiron gospel. On Tuesday, PFF highlighted player No. 2 on the countdown: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.Steve Palazzolo explained why Rodgers earned a positive grade from PFF in all but two games last season."When it...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis Not Showing Signs Of ‘Regression’ For Patriots (Mailbag)

It’s nearly impossible for New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis to live up to the lofty expectations he set for himself. As Pro Football Focus’ Steve Palazzolo astutely pointed out on Twitter, the 2014 version of Revis has his 2009 counterpart to blame for any criticism he’s garnered through three games. @DougKyedNESN @MikeGiardi that's what CB evaluation has come...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Column: The real reason Luke Kuechly gets so overrated that nobody can admit

Pro Football Focus caused quite a stir earlier this week when they ranked Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly just the 80th best player in the NFL. Writer Steve Palazzolo did a nice job defending his website’s placement of the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, citing Kuechly’s average coverage skills as a key reason for him being rated lower than anticipated. He talks...
Via cover32
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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