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Kansas City Chiefs Trade Up to No. 10 for QB Patrick Mahomes II

Patrick Mahomes II turned into a star at Texas Tech and worked his way up the draft boards throughout the 2017 NFL Draft process. He did enough to show Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs that they wanted to bring him in to groom him to be the quarterback of the future. Kansas City traded all the way up to the No. 10 overall pick from the No. 27 pick to draft Mahomes. Last season...
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Cincinnati Bengals Make WR John Ross The No. 9 Overall Pick

If a team was looking for speed at the wide receiver position in the 2017 NFL Draft, Washington Huskies’ wide receiver John Ross would be the right guy. That is exactly what the Cincinnati Bengals found with the No. 9 overall pick in the draft. Ross was a much-needed pick to help add more weapons for Andy Dalton. Last season with the Huskies, Ross ended up catching 81 passes for...
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Carolina Panthers draft Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFL just two years ago, but last year was rough. Their offense completely fell off the map, with Cam Newton struggling under pressure. Carolina knew that they had to do something in the 2017 NFL Draft and they feel like they have accomplished that with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Last season at Stanford, McCaffrey...
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Los Angeles Chargers Select WR Mike Williams At No. 7

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams at one point suffered a neck injury that some thought would end his career. Not only did Williams overcome the injury, he has worked his way back to become the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Los Angeles Chargers knew they needed to get Philip Rivers more help and that is exactly what they did by adding Williams. Last season...
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New York Jets select Jamal Adams with No. 6 pick

The New York Jets were without question one of the most intriguing teams to keep an eye on heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. They have quite a few needs to address, including the quarterback position. All of that being said, the Jets have settled on LSU safety Jamal Adams with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft.Adams racked up 76 total tackles to go along with a sack, an interception...
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Tennessee Titans draft WR Corey Davis with No. 5 pick

Corey Davis was expected to be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but very few thought he would be drafted at No. 5. Whether people were concerned about his ankle issues or dropped pass problems, there were not many that thought the Tennessee Titans would draft him quite as high as they have. Last season at Western Michigan, Davis ended up catching 97 passes for 1,500 yards...
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Leonard Fournette drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 4

Leonard Fournette was one of the most popular names in the 2017 NFL Draft after an impressive college career with the LSU Tigers. He was one of the most dominant running backs that college football has seen in recent years. Now, Fournette will be taking his talents to Florida to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last season with the LSU Tigers, Fournette ended up carrying the football...
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San Francisco 49ers draft Solomon Thomas with No. 3 overall pick

Solomon Thomas was a name that rose up draft boards throughout the entire 2017 NFL Draft process. He has the potential to completely change a defense’s pass rush and the San Francisco 49ers were happy to take him with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. Last season with the Stanford Cardinal, Thomas ended up recording 61 total tackles to go along with 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble...
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Chicago Bears Trade Up To Draft Mitchell Trubisky With No. 2 Pick

The Chicago Bears were rumored to be looking to trade back from the No. 3 overall pick just prior to the opening of the 2017 NFL Draft. How wrong the media was. Chicago not only didn’t trade back in the draft, but they struck a deal with the San Francisco 49ers to trade up to the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. With the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, the Bears selected who many...
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Cleveland Browns select Myles Garrett with No. 1 overall pick

Myles Garrett has been projected to be the No. 1 overall pick throughout the entire draft process and the Cleveland Browns have made those projections come true. Cleveland has selected Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.Last season with the Texas A&M Aggies, Garrett ended up compiling 33 tackles, 8.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Throughout his three-year...
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Chicago Bears Considering Trading Down from No. 3 Pick

John Fox and the Chicago Bears are in big need of coming up with a few talented players in the 2017 NFL Draft and it all starts tonight with the first round. At this point in time, Chicago holds the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, but that could change in the near future. According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Bears are considering trading back from the No. 3 pick...
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2017 NFL Draft Preview: Three pre-draft hot takes

The 2017 NFL Draft is set to go underway in Philadelphia this weekend. With the NCAA’s best talent assembled in Philly, the drama at the top of the draft appears non-existent this year with Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett in place atop the draft board for the Cleveland Browns. That doesn’t mean the weekend will be devoid of drama and unpredictability over the course of the proceedings...
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The top 10 players on defense at every position in the 2017 NFL Draft

We’re now about three weeks away from the draft and every NFL team is finishing up their last several rounds of visits, interviews and tape watching so they can formulate their team specific board. As fans we’re left filling out countless mock drafts to pass the time hoping to envision what players might fall to our favorite team. Fortunately, I’ve done a lot of the work for...
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What Tony Romo’s retirement does to the NFL quarterback carousel

By leaving the door even a tiny bit open for a potential return, newly-retired quarterback Tony Romo has put himself in a position to become the next Brett Favre. Every time a team has an opening at quarterback, Romo will be listed as a potential candidate to fill it. But for now, Romo is inactive. What does that do to the quarterback carousel? It could speed things up for Jay Cutler...
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The top 10 players on offense at every position in the 2017 NFL Draft

We’re now about three weeks away from the draft and every NFL team is finishing up their last several rounds of visits, interviews and tape watching so they can formulate their team specific board. As fans we’re left filling out countless mock drafts to pass the time hoping to envision what players might fall to our favorite team. Fortunately, I’ve done a lot of the work for...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

We’re moving!

Hey everyone! Going forward, the vast majority of our content will be located over at The Comeback’s NFL hub as we look to consolidate all of our sport-specific sites under one banner. Our Twitter page is now located at @TheComebackNFL, and our Facebook page will be following soon thereafter. Thanks for your support of This Given Sunday over the years, and we look forward to you...
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Can Tom Brady realistically play 6-7 more years?

According to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady — already the oldest position player in the NFL at 39, and he won’t play another game until he’s 40 — isn’t planning on walking away from the game until he’s closer to 50 than 40. “As recently as 2-3 days ago, he assured me he’d be willing to play six to seven more years and at the level he...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

It looks as though a telling trend will continue at the top of the NFL draft

It appears that for the 21st consecutive year, the top pick in the NFL draft will be quarterback-centric. In other words, his job will either be to play quarterback, protect the quarterback or crush the quarterback. A month out, Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett is the consensus No. 1 in this year’s draft, which would make him the fourth defensive end to be drafted first...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Three potential landing spots for Adrian Peterson

Coming off an injury plagued 2016 season in which he only had 72 rushing yards on 37 carries, the Minnesota Vikings released running back Adrian Peterson just days before NFL free agency began. Peterson, who has spent his entire career with Vikings, had his $18 million 2017 option declined. With reality setting in that the AP era was over, Minnesota filled his spot by signing former...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

This Given Sunday 2017 NFL mock draft: Take 1

With free agency largely settled in, NFL’s team roster needs are coming into sharper focus. Most teams have filled their important needs enough that they can put themselves in a position to take the best player available that falls to them come the NFL Draft in late April. We’ll still see some reaches though, of course, as teams become desperate to fill certain spots. Below...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

The best players still available two weeks into NFL free agency

NFL teams doled out a lot of cash in the first official week of free agency, making several players very rich men in signing with new teams. But even after the spectacular start to free agency and many players switching teams, there is still plenty of talent still out there. Who are the top players still available on the first full week of the NFL’s 2017 free agent season? Here...
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March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Everybody’s waiting on Tony Romo

On the surface, it’s rather surprising that in a league with 32 teams and fewer than 32 starting-caliber quarterbacks, Jay Cutler and Colin Kaepernick remain unsigned. Age-wise, both are in their prime, and they’ve both accomplished quite a bit in this league. The 33-year-old Cutler was ranked as a top-10 quarterback in terms of DYAR (Defense-adjusted Yards Above Replacement...
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March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

The best players still available entering the second week of 2017 NFL free agency

NFL teams doled out a lot of cash in the first official week of free agency, making several players very rich men in signing with new teams. But even after the spectacular start to free agency and many players switching teams, there is still plenty of talent still out there. Who are the top players still available on the first full week of the NFL’s 2017 free agent season? Here...
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March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Martellus Bennett, Oakland Raiders Have Mutual Interest

The 2017 NFL free agency market is heating up this afternoon with quite a few players already landing new deals with new teams. Martellus Bennett is one of the top free agents on the market and has made it clear that he is searching for a new home and will not be returning to the New England Patriots. According to a report from Patriots’ beat reporter Jeff Howe, Bennett and the...
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March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL free agency eve: Legal tampering period wrap-up

With NFL free agency officiating kicking off in non-tampering fashion Thursday afternoon, here’s a rundown of the key agreements and deals that have been struck since Tuesday… Lions agree to terms with offensive tackle Ricky Wagner: The 27-year-old was one of the best right tackles in the league last year, but the Ravens let him get away despite also losing a premier offensive...
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March 08, 2017  |  Discuss
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