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NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Best No. 1 Picks In Draft History

The Tampa Bya Bucanneers hope to find a franchise altering player when they make the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Various teams before them have been tasked with making the right choice at No. 1. Some of those teams, such as the Oakland Raiders when they selected JaMarcus Russell in 2007 or the Cincinnati Bengals when they took running back Ki-Jana Carter in 1995. Others have...
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Atlanta Falcons: Team Purges Roster Before Free Agency

The Atlanta Falcons are trimming their roster, trying to create cap space for free agency. The team has released starting running back Steven Jackson as well as wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock.Jackson, 6-2, 240 pounds, was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He was signed by the...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Five Players The Team Must Sign

I hate to be the buzzkill when it comes to NFL free agency, but Jaguars fans are going to be disappointed once the market opens March 10 at 4 p.m.I hope I am wrong, but it would seem that the “greatest free agency year” in some time is starting to thin out. The players who were released this past week got the boot so most teams could re-sign their own players or make a run at...
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2015 Fantasy Football: Does Denver really need Julius Thomas back?

 It seems like the season just ended and next year is right around the corner. Before you know it we will be seeing rookies drafted to their new NFL homes and drooling over who we think will be this year's Odell Beckham Jr and Jeremy Hill. Not long after that we will be mock drafting, not because our real drafts end up anything like them, but because it's just fantasy football season...
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NFL Draft: Top 10 Sixth Round PIcks In History

There is only one HOFer to have come out of the sixth round of the NFL draft. That's far less than even the seventh round. Let's just say that he heads this list. His name is Jack Christiansen from 1951. He played for the Detroit Lions for eight seasons and won three championships with them and earned five Pro-Bowl nods. Jack collected 46 INTs, three of them pick-sixes.And here is...
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2015 NFL Draft: 10 Predictions Sure To Go Wrong

 The NFL Draft is one the most exciting times of the year for football fans.  While the offseason the longest of  any sport, the draft acts as an oasis for fans to help break up the grueling seven-month stretch of no football.  One of the most exciting aspects of the draft is the sheer unpredictability.  Despite predictions from numerous experts, no one really knows what will...
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College Football 2015: Is This Al Golden's Last Season in Miami?

If there was a definitive reason to believe Al Golden is underachieving at the University of Miami, take a look at the recent NFL Scouting Combine. Speed, speed and more speed. Talent, talent and more talent. Six Hurricanes players could be drafted in the first three rounds and while it is not the same kind of explosive talent pool “The U” used to have, there is still a lot to...
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NFL Combine 2015: How Did Marcus Mariota Help His Draft Stock?

The best and worst thing that could have happened to Marcus Mariota last weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine was someone said Jameis Winston had a weak throwing shoulder.With all the negative publicity this season, the accusations of off field issues and the fact the Oregon Ducks beat the hell out of FSU in the semi-finals of the College Football Playoff championship, Winston went...
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College Football 2015:Is Les Miles on the Hot Seat?

Shortly before the December holidays, LSU head coach Les Miles gave Tigers fans and the athletic department an early Christmas gift.After consideration for a second time, he would not be leaving the university to go to Michigan. The flirtation had been on everyone’s mind, including the media that appeared to be pushing for the move, mainly because Miles had discussed it before...
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NFL Draft: Top 10 Second Round PIcks In History

Each year, the NFL draft is a culmination of players' determination and hard work, coupled with hours upon hours of analysis by coaching staffs and scouts, all with the goal of pinpointing the best fits for team needs. And don't forget a myriad of pundit mocking and grading of every nuance of player potential and performance.But when it comes down to it, the draft, from the first...
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The 10 Best Player Names In The 2015 NFL Draft

Let’s have a little fun with these guys. The 2015 NFL Draft features the best talent from college ball but let’s have a look at another way to measure them, by name. These cats have the best names in the 2015 NFL Draft.Owamagbe OdighizuwaThe DE out of UCLA is a quality first round candidate. Rumor has it, the team that can correctly spell his name will get the first crack at...
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NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Best No. 3 Picks In Draft History

The third overall pick in the draft is usually overlooked, with most of the media attention going toward who will be taken first, naturally.But as I went back through the previous drafts over the years, and we went back really far ladies and gentlemen let me warn you now, I found that there were hall-of-famers and players of that calibre scattered all over the place.Maybe the guys...
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San Diego Chargers: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

The San Diego Chargers have been guilty of getting rid of or negligent in drafting Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. Just look at their history: they traded the rights to Eli Manning, released Drew Brees and passed on selecting Tom Brady in the NFL Draft. The common thread between all three is the ability to play at their best in big games. How often does a franchise regret their...
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Detroit Lions Release Running Back Reggie Bush

Wednesday afternoon, the Detroit Lions announced that they had released running back Reggie Bush. Bush, the former New Orleans Saint and Miami Dolphin, spent the past couple seasons in Detroit serving as a dynamic, do it all running back. His ability to both run and catch out of the backfield served the Lions well and added a nice balance to the lethal combination known as Matthew...
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The Top Five Prospects For The Seattle Seahawks

5.) P.J. Williams - CB   Florida StateWith Byron Maxwell expected to leave, the Seahawks are in need of a big, physical corner to start opposite of Richard Sherman. P.J. Williams, at 6-foot and 194 pounds, fits the bill. Williams is very physical at the line of scrimmage and is able to carry receivers down the field. Some downside for Williams is that he was too physical and far...
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Mike Wallace: 'He Is A Dolphin, For Now'

The relationship between the Miami Dolphins and disgruntled wide receiver Mike Wallace is about to end in a bitter report. On the heels of a report in the Sun Sentinel, Wallace, who was signed to a five-year, $60 million contract in 2013 is not willing to restructure his current deal.According to the story, Sources tell the Sun Sentinel that Wallace has told the Dolphins he will...
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Blackmon Released, Idzik Joins Jaguars Staff

The Jacksonville Jaguars have begun making roster moves to free cap space for the upcoming free agency period. ESPN.com’s Michael DiRocco has announced it has parted ways with defensive back Will Blackmon after three seasons with the franchise.The move clears up $920,000 in cap space, which widens the Jaguars' gap over the rest of the NFL. The Jaguars have approximately $66 million...
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New York Giants: Small School Talent, Big Potential

Every year a player or two emerges from the draft without much fanfare or notoriety.  Players like WR-Victor Cruz (undrafted) QB-Kurt Warner (undrafted), QB-Warren Moon (undrafted) TE-Antonio Gates (undrafted) DT-John Randle (undrafted) RB-Terrell Davis (6th round), TE-Shannon Sharpe (7th round), QB-Tom Brady (6th round). I can go on and on, you get the point.With this in mind,...
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Mel Kiper Talk About Falcons Draft Picks

If the Atlanta Falcons were hosting a segment of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, the word of the day would be “pass rusher.”If the position was defined at a spelling bee, it would read, “something the Falcons need more than anything in the NFL Draft or in free agency.”Yes, it’s that bad.The topic is now being discussed by Mel Kiper, Jr., who said the team will have plenty of...
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2014 Georgia Bulldogs' Season and Schedule Review

The 2014 season for the Georgia Bulldogs could certainly be described as a rollercoaster type campaign. The season began with high expectations after Georgia had a convincing 45-21 victory in their season opener over the Clemson Tigers.Georgia’s standout running back and return man Todd Gurley had a breakout game that included a 100 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. It kick...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 10 Offensive Line Prospects

The 2015 NFL Draft features yet another group of studs on the offensive line. This class, which may not be the deepest group of prospects we’ve seen, still has some quality offensive line prospects. The 2015 draft, which seems to be deeper in other areas of the board, especially on the defensive side of the ball, still has some big time bruisers at the top end which can come in...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 7 Wide Receiver Prospects

The NFL’s Scouting Combine has taught us that Jameis Winston is the real deal, Leonard Williams is a beast, Randy Gregory is a little lighter than most teams would like and there are at least six wide receivers who have a shot at hearing their name called in the first round of the NFL Draft.This is not an exaggeration, as players put on a clinic with size, speed and ability that...
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NFL Draft Rewind: Ranking The Worst No. 3 Picks In Draft History

We all have bad hair days. For NFL teams, it’s a bad draft day. There have been some great choices from the No. 3 pick in the NFL draft over the years (Larry Fitzgerald, Barry Sanders) and then there were some choices that we would soon like to forget. This is a list of those players.To make things fair, I have gone through the past 30 years of the NFL Draft and cut out names we...
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The2015 NFL Draft: Top 11 Players After The NFL Combine

The NFL Combine is over. The plyers have been poked, prodded, interviewed and exposed and picked over like it was a cattle call at a Midwestern county fare.Now comes the aftermath. The time where scouts, team general managers and head coaches pour over tape and notes and letter of recommendation and interviews and most of all, the wishes of team owners about players who could make...
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