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2014 NFL Draft: A Linebacker for the Dolphins at No. 19?

The Dolphins and veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson met in Miami for about the time to drink a cup of coffee. The former Cleveland Browns linebacker left south Florida without a contract and signed with the Indianapolis Colts.For mos tof the offseason, the team, under the leadership of new general manager Dennis Hickey, has spent time re-signing team free agents and adding strength...
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From Top To Bottom: How Will Cleveland Use Its Two First Round Picks?

Looking at how the Cleveland Browns are playing their cards, there is a lot of mystery when it comes to their two first round draft picks.The only team that currently has two selections, there is all kinds of speculation about the Browns, who may be in the market to move up in the Draft, may want a shot at someone like Blake Bortles or Khalil Mack or even Sammy Watkins.But first...
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Russell Released, Doss Detained, and Other Jags News

It has been anything but uneventful this week for the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to reports on ProFootballTalk.com, the franchise parted way with its starting linebacker, Russell Allen, on Thursday.The Jaguars were among the league’s most prolific transaction-makers a year ago, and they’re doing some more business before they start adding players again before the draft...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Four Linebackers the Team Could Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Friday that they had released starting linebacker Russell Allen because the veteran failed to pass a physical from a concussion that forced him onto the injured reserve list in 2013.Many mock drafts have Mack as the pick with the Jaguars name attached to it.Mack may not be the only linebacker this team looks to in the Draft to provide depth....
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Auburn Tigers Prepare for 2014 Spring Game and Season

As the Auburn Tigers prepare for their 2014 spring game on Saturday, April 19th the season, you could say, officially starts for the Tigers. The Tigers are coming off one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the sport of college football and will look to build upon that this upcoming season. Auburn will be one of the favorites not only in the SEC in 2014, but in...
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10 Reasons Why Jameis Winston Won't Win the Heisman This Season

Jameis Winston’s life off the football field never seems to slow down.Baseball, mixed with celebrity status are just part of his day to day makeup. And when he is not on a diamond throwing a fastball, there are the constant disruptions from the alleged sexual assault case continue to take up space in his ever-evolving world.In most cases, it is great to be Jameis Winston, the most...
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A.J. McCarron: The Steal of the 2014 NFL Draft

The NFL draft is less than three weeks away. Since the college football season ended (and even before that) we’ve been hearing names such as Clowney, Manziel and Mack: names of players who will likely be selected in the first few picks in May’s NFL draft. Those of you who, like me, are hardcore football fans know that teams are built with players selected on the second and sometimes...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: DaQuan Jones DL Penn State

DaQuan Jones DT Penn StateMeasurables: 6'4 322 lbs 33 1/2" arms 9 5/8" handsTesting Results: 5.35 40 yard dash, 25 bench reps 27.5" vertical, 101" broad jump, 4.78 20 yard shuttle 7.73 3 cone drillScouting Notes: Very much looks the part of a 3-4 defensive end/5 technique or a 4-3 defensive tackle, very big very thick especially in the lower half, a little...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: Tre Mason RB Auburn

Tre Mason RB AuburnMeasurables: 5'8  207 30" arms 9" handsTesting Results: 4.50 40 yard dash, 38.5" vertical, 126" broad jump, 4.15 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Highly productive top weapon for 12-1 Auburn in 2013-14.  Very strong for his size, muscular frame with a powerful well defined lower half...Great explosiveness, hit the hole hard when he sees...
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New York Giants: 2014 Mock Draft

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese has done a good job filling the roster through free agency thus far. Now to complete his objective, Reese must be successful in the 2014 NFL draft. Arguably one of the deepest drafts in recent years, the Giants will have 7 picks available (see chart below) and many holes still needed to be filled. In the past, it’s been difficult to gauge what direction...
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With The 15th Pick In The NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers Select...

2013 was a first for the Pittsburgh Steelers; they didn't make the playoffs.  When referring to how teams conduct free agency and how they draft, I always refer to the Steelers or the Patriots as the perfect model for how teams should; keep your players in free agency, don't overspend, and select best player available.So with that being said, we can focus on team needs for...
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Broncos vs. Patriots: A Closer Look at the ‘Arms Race’

These two teams are heads above the rest in the AFC. Under strong leadership and a series of “wow” acquisitions, they are destined to meet once again in late January.Broncos: The Rich get Richer.Don’t get it twisted, the loss of Eric Decker is a minor hiccup for the offense. As long as Peyton Manning can stay upright, the rest of the pieces around him are interchangeable. Repeating...
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The Best Player Names In The 2014 NFL Draft

If you are looking for hard-hitting analysis of college talent, this ain’t the article for you. Go join Mel Kiper Jr. in his mom’s basement and enjoy all the Fritos you can eat while pouring over an endless loop of game-tape of every potential special teams contributor at the D-3 level.40-times, bench press, 3-cone, 10-yard shuttles…they only give you a glimpse into what really...
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Ole Miss Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

After back-to-back winning seasons, including victories in two bowl games, the Ole Miss Rebels football program appears to be on the upswing as head coach Hugh Freeze enters his third season at the stern wheel.With back-to-back stellar recruiting classes, including a Top Five finish in 2013 to go along with the winning seasons and bowl victories, fans in Rebel nation are seeking...
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3 Teams Most Likely To Trade Up For Second Overall Pick

Cleveland BrownsThe Browns have two first round picks this year and with the 4th pick could potentially allow them move up without having to give up future picks like the Washington Redskins did in 2012 with the Robert Griffin trade.  If Jadeveon Clowney is the top pick as everyone anticpates, then this pick would be for the choice of the top quarterback, the Browns settled once...
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Jameis Winston Case Investigated by School, New York Times

The past cannot escape Jameis Winston.According to Yahoo! Sports, A New York Times report says the police inquiry into the accusations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was "flawed" and "there was virtually no investigation at all" by either the university or the Tallahassee Police Department into the claims of sexual assault involving Winston.The...
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Are the Raiders Real Buyers for Johnny Manziel?

There are five teams in the top 10 of the NFL Draft that could make a case for taking a quarterback in the first two rounds. The Raiders are one of them.While the team did the right thing and traded for a veteran in the Texans much maligned Matt Shaub, there is still the need by this frnachsie for building the future.JaMarcus Russell wasn't the answer.Matt McGloin, although showed...
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Rams Would Make A Huge Mistake By Passing Up Sammy Watkins

I've said it once, I'll say it again. The Rams need to find a way to get their hands on Sammy Watkins. Watkins is a pure receiver, something the Rams desperately need. Tavon Austin is an amazing football player, but the Rams are asking him to be the next Wes Welker, which isn’t going to happen. He's elusive and a great returner, but he's not going to give you a...
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5 Most Overrated Prospects In The 2014 Draft

This is why I love the NFL Draft. The difference between a stud and a dud could be the difference betwen the first overall pick and the fifth overall selection.Players show off their skills,  run insane 40-times and squat and lift outrageous amounts of weight. But those feats are done without the help of pads, helmets and live offenses and defenses. And as the the Drfat gets closer...
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5 Most Underrated Prospects In The 2014 Draft

For every Anthony Bell, a top fve NFL Draft pick that was not only a shock to the fans but ot the NFL and its media, there are a dozen or so Tom Bradys. Not the player with the the takent, but the player who is drafted late in the game and come soff the bench to marvel and lead and most of all, win,The NFL Draft always provides us with washout player- the one who every wanted and...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: Aaron Murray QB Georgia

Aaron Murray QB GeorgiaMeasurables: 6'1 207 30 5/8" arms 9 1/8" handsScouting Notes:Coming off a torn ACL but based on his overall skill set, when healthy he's among the two best quarterbacks on the board...Lacks ideal size so durability could be a continued problem...At 6'1 he's shorter then ideal, and will have a few more balls batted down then taller...
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Which NFL Head Coaches Have Most To Prove in 2014?

Every coach! Happy belated April Fool's Day! The league hasn't stopped moving since the final whistle of Super Bowl XLVIII. Coaches were fired, new faces were hired, and expectations were refined, renewed and ... Regis Philbin declared himself a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.1. Chip Kelly is a visionary. His sophomore campaign started with a bang. We know now that Kelly is...
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With the 14th Pick in the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears Select...

Looking back on the season, I have no idea how the Chicago Bears are drafting 14th overall right now.They had the second best scoring offense in the NFL last season, only having the Denver Broncos (or the greatest offense in the history of football) beat them.  However, the Bears accomplished this feat despite having the 22nd ranked number of offensive snaps and two different quarterbacks...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 Potential Second Round Picks

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in a "wait and see" mode when it comes to the NFL Draft this May. The team may be working on a short list of potential choices with the third over all selection, but that choice might be hard to come by - especilly if the Houston Texans and the St. Louis Rams take two studs off the Jaguars' wish list.The Jaguars do not figure to take a quarterback...
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Is Jermichael Finley on the Dolphins Radar?

Last preseason, the Dolphins had thought they found the right fit at tight end in former New York Jets player Dustin Keller.Keller was injured in a preseason game against Houston and never saw the field after only signing a 1-year contract. Charles Clay stepped in and played better than expected - winning over the coaching staff and the fans at Sun Life Stadium.According to NFL.com...
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