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LSU Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

Do the Tigers have what it takes to compete in the Wild West? It seems like only esterday the SEC West was a two horse race between LSU and Alabama. Now, the conference has evolved into college football’s version of the NBA’s Western Conference. The talent runs deep from top to bottom and whoever emerges is the favorite to win the SEC championship over whoever limps in from...
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Analyzing the Colts' First Round Draft Pick

Even without a pick in the first round of last year’s draft, the Indianapolis Colts still managed an incredibly successful season completing the second consecutive undefeated record within their division. With Andrew Luck at the helm, and the veteran offensive duo of Frank Gore and Andre Johnson on board, the Colts should be able to take the AFC South again with ease and make another...
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NFC East Three Round Mock Draft Volume 2.0

Below is Volume 2.0 of the Three Round NFC East Mock DraftThe original can be found here:http://www.footballnation.com/content/nfc-east-predictions-three-round-nfl-mock-draft/33286/ Washington Redskins Round 1 (5th Overall):  Dante Fowler, Defensive End FloridaAn elite pass rusher would greatly help a Redskins defense that struggled throughout much of the 2014 season.  Fowler...
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USC Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

 5. Who replaces the production of Leonard Williams? In 2014 the breakout Defensive End recorded 80 tackles, with 9.5 for loss and seven sacks. There are a few candidates to take his place, including Claude Pelon and Delvon Simmons, both 295 pounds and standing at 6’4” and 6’5”. Because of Williams the Trojans kept teams average to just 133 yards on the ground last season...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scouts Eye View: Garrett Grayson QB Colorado St

Garrett Grayson QB Colorado StateMeasurables: 6'2 215 10" hands Size/Build/Pocket Presence: Adequate size and build but a bit on the smallish side for a prototypical NFL QB, plays bigger than he measures by standing tall in the pocket...Excellent pocket presence, feels the pass rush while keeping his eyes down the field...Manuevers well within the pocket, has an innate feel for...
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Philadelphia Eagles 2015: Predicting Their Draft Picks

It is almost time for the NFL 2015 draft and after the Philadelphia Eagles free agency period, there are two questions: What Would Chip Kelly Do and are there enough Oregon Ducks to fill out the Eagles roster?The Eagles will go into the draft with six picks in six rounds.  It's a good thing.  Because after the sudden departure of Jerry Maclin, the porous secondary, and a delicate...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scouts Eye View: Marcus Mariota QB Oregon

Marcus Mariota QB Oregon (RJr)Measurables: 6'4 222 9 7/8" handsCombine Results: 4.52 40 yard dash, 36" vertical jump, 121" broad jump, 4.11 20 yard shuttleSize/Build/Pocket Presence: Has prototype height for the position... He has added some bulk since the end of the season to prepare for the pro game, even more added muscle would help him stay on the field and take the punishment...
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Denver Broncos 2015: Predicting Their Draft Picks

The Denver Broncos were known for their prowess during free agency and their less than stellar performance in the NFL draft.  It is now time for a reversal. This was a brutal free agency for the Broncos.  Gone is tight end Julius Thomas, gone is defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, tackle Orlando Franklin and defensive back Rahim Moore.   Not to mention an entirely new coaching...
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The Top 10 Uniforms in the NFL

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns released the team's new uniforms for the 2015 season, so now seems like an appropriate time to take a glance at the top 10 uniforms in the league.What makes a list like this so fun to put together is the fact that there really is no wrong way to do it. There are some NFL uniforms that would appear in every fan's top 10 list, and there are definitely...
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A Scouts Eye View: Jameis Winston QB Florida State

Jameis Winston QB Florida State (3rd year Soph)Measurables: 6'4 232.. 9 3/8" handsCombine Results: 4.97 40 yard dash, 28.5" vertical jump, 103" broad jump, 4.36 20 yard shuttle Size/Build/Pocket Presence: Prototype size and frame for the position...Imposing pocket presence, stands tall and can see the entire field over the line...Strong and sturdy, big and physical, difficult for...
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Oklahoma Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

To say the University of Oklahoma had a rough season in 2014, would be an understatement. In fact, OU was looking at rough in the rear-view mirror. The Sooners had a season that left them with lots of questions and a “back to the drawing board” mentality. While OU was heavily ranked and favored at the start of last season, issues began to take hold leaving OU football in the...
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Analyzing the Patriots' First Round Pick

Tom Brady paired with a healthy Rob Gronkowski seems like an unstoppable force especially under the guiding hand of Bill Belichick. But, as Patriots fans and Gronkowski fantasy owners know all too well, the star tight end's health is always a concern, a concern that can potentially dictate the overall success of the team. This is why an elite defense is crucial for the repeated...
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Why The Titans Must Trade Out Of The Second Pick

The Titans Have A Lot Of Questions to Answer in 20151999 was a year Titans fans will never forget.  2014 - well - it has already been forgotten.But not to the degree that the Music City faithful would like.  The stench of last season hangs over the city of Nashville like the smell of garbage on a hot summer day.  The worst year in franchise history was a humble reminder that...
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Oregon Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

There is no question that Oregon has been a power house over the last five seasons — making it to two National Championship games; including, the 2011 BCS championship against Auburn and last season's inaugaural College Football Championship game against Ohio State.Entering this season, it seems to be that the Ducks have more holes to fill on both sides of the ball compaired to...
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NFL Mock Draft Volume 3.0 Franchise Quarterback On The Move

We are now down to two weeks until the NFL Draft commences.  Prospects such as Breshad Perriman, Nelson Agholor, and Byron Jones are all seeing their stock rise as we get closer to the big weekend.  This mock is headlined by three draft day trades, including a franchise quarterback switching teams in a blockbuster trade.   1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14): Jameis Winston, Quarterback...
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2015 Draft: Most Likely Trades In Round One

Trade rumor speculation is at an all-time high with less than two weeks remaining until draft day. Until Roger Goodell shakes hands (or not in the case of our two favorite QBs) with these rookies, these rumors are only just that but regardless of their validity, few of these proposed deals would actually make sense for the respective franchises.In 2013, the Dolphins moved up to select...
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Florida Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

Last season the Florida Gators found themselves in the middle of the SEC rankings with a 7-5 overall record. If you look at their schedule from last season, only 2 games stand out. The loss at home to Missouri, and the loss at home to South Carolina, which ultimately brought the firing of head coach Will Muschamp. This season brings a new light to Gator Football. They hired a new...
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2015 NFL Draft Prospects: Landing Spots For The Top Receivers

Note: The order of the players is determined by where I have them going in my latest mock--not published Amari Cooper, AlabamaOne of the most pro-ready prospects in the class, many top teams will have their eyes on Cooper. Not only does he run polished routes, but he possesses good athleticism and enough length to be a number one receiver. He also has solid hands, excellent field...
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Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of Murder

Jurors convicted former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. Pending an appeal, Hernandez faces a mandatory sentence of life without parole.Hernandez was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
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Cleveland Browns Showcase: New Nike Uniforms for 2015 Season

Because the Cleveland Browns aren't in the news enough, the franchise made a showcase out of introducing the teams' new uniforms.Nine different players, including Pro Bowlers Joe Thomas and Donte Whitner, were on hand to reveal the new uniforms according to Clevelandbrowns.com.The showcase unveiled nine different brand new uniform combinations with the most notable ones being the...
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Predicting the 3 Most Likely 2015 NFL Draft 1st Round Trades

The 2015 NFL Draft is just weeks away and one of the most exciting parts of draft night to fans is the shocking trades that seem to come out of nowhere. That is certainly one of my favorite parts of draft night and that in itself, along with hundreds of former college football stars finding a new NFL team to call home, is what makes the NFL Draft so magical.I have decided to take...
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Notre Dame Football: 5 Questions Heading Into 2015

5 Questions Heading Into 2015: 1- Will Everett Golson stay in South Bend?Questions surrounding Golson have been as common as the gold paint application on his helmet: just part of the persona.From his academic suspension to uncharacteristic play in 14'- the embattled passer is now faced with stiff competiion from Malik Zaire. And shortly after the Music City Bowl win over LSU, in...
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2014 Oregon Ducks Season and Schedule in Review

The 2014 season for the Oregon Ducks, from the PAC 12, was one full of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. The Ducks entered the 2014 season with a Heisman hopeful at the quarterback position in Marcus Mariota. He was the Heisman favorite entering the season and he didn’t disappoint as he became the 80th all-time winner of the most prestigious individual trophy in the sport...
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New York Jets' Brandon Marshall Trade: New GM, Same Old Mistakes

The New York Jets do not learn from past mistakes. The general manager’s name may change – Mike Tannenbaum (2006-2012), John Idzik (2013-2014), Mike Maccagnan (2015) – but the flawed decision-making remains the same.After just two months on the job, Maccagnan acquired “BIG NAME!” wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Chicago Bears. New York also received a seventh-round...
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TCU Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

Last season the TCU Horned Frogs surprised the entire nation when they finished the season with an 11-1 regular season record. They also completely embarrassed No.9 Ole Miss in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl 42-3 after being snubbed for a chance to play for a National Championship.Before the season started TCU was picked by many to finish in last or close to last place in the Big 12...
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