11:53 AM EST, Sun February 19, 2017
Niners Nation 1 hour ago
2017 NFL Draft position rankings: Top 5 cornerbacks before the NFL Combine

2017 NFL Draft position rankings: Top 5 cornerbacks before the NFL Combine

Today, we take a look at some of the top cornerbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, heading into the 2017 NFL Combine. Today we will be focusing on the Cornerback position. While the 49ers have many pressing needs, cornerback isn't at the top of the priority list. Still, with injuries and other circumstances that can surface, having depth at all the positions is a must and a priority for every team. At the position, the 49ers have some intriguing talent in Rashard Robinson, Tramaine Brock, Dontae Johnson, Keith Reaser, and Jimmie Ward. Robinson has a lot of promise and a bright future with the...
Bleeding Green Nation 1 hour ago
DT and LB are overlooked needs for the Eagles

DT and LB are overlooked needs for the Eagles

One of the many ways 2017 can be very different from 2016 When we talk about all the various needs the Eagles have this offseason, we do so mostly looking at the obvious holes on the roster in 2016: wide receiver, cornerback, running back, pass rusher, and help on the offensive line. We don’t really talk about how close the Eagles are or were to needing help elsewhere. If Bennie Logan isn’t re-signed, the Eagles are going to need to find a starting DT. The health of the linebackers masked the total lack of depth at the position. Ironically by waiting until now to write about these...
Blogging The Boys 1 hour ago
Why Quarterback Is Again An Offseason Priority For The Cowboys

Why Quarterback Is Again An Offseason Priority For The Cowboys

Yes, they found their franchise player in Dak Prescott. But as we saw in 2015, it takes more than a starter. The biggest story of 2016 for the Dallas Cowboys was how they wound up with their new franchise quarterback through a combination of good evaluation and just plain luck. Dak Prescott proved to be far more capable than anyone dreamed. Arguably, he represents the greatest first-year return on draft investment ever, not just for Dallas, but for any team. As good as that is for the Cowboys, it came with the unfortunate downside of ending the career of Tony Romo in Dallas with much more...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 2 hours ago
Giants Free Agency: DE Jabaal Sheard a Jason Pierre-Paul alternative?

Giants Free Agency: DE Jabaal Sheard a Jason Pierre-Paul alternative?

Could Sheard be an option if Giants lose JPP? If the New York Giants fail in their effort to get defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to return next season they will be stuck trying to fill a massive hole in their defense. They could do a lot worse than by filling it with defensive end Jabaal Sheard. A six-year veteran who spend the last two seasons with the New England Patriots, Sheard has 36 career sacks. He had five for New England in 2016 to go with 33 tackles, but his return to the Patriots is considered “highly unlikely.” Sheard played 579 defensive snaps for New England in 2016, but...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 3 hours ago
2017 NFL mock draft: Mitch Trubisky remains primary option, but defense picking up steam

2017 NFL mock draft: Mitch Trubisky remains primary option, but defense picking up steam

The 49ers have offensive needs, but I see them walking away from the 2017 NFL Draft with serious defensive upgrades. The San Francisco 49ers are expected by many draft prognosticators to draft a quarterback, and it makes sense on a broader level. They don’t have a long-term option at quarterback, it’s the most important position, and they hold the No. 2 pick. Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson are the two most notable names for the time being, so these kinds of options are going to show up. However, our 2017 NFL mock draft database is starting to show a few more non-QB options, and they...
Giants Wire 3 hours ago
3 quarterbacks in 2017 NFL Draft that could be Eli Manning's eventual successor

3 quarterbacks in 2017 NFL Draft that could be Eli Manning's eventual successor

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been nothing but exceptional since joining the team in 2004. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion, securing two Super Bowl MVP awards in those games as well. He has amassed 4,000-yard seasons six times in his 13-year career — three of those coming in the last three seasons. He currently holds the longest active consecutive start streak for any quarterback in the NFL with 199 straight regular season starts. Related:ESPN: Giants Eli Manning has 72.2 percent chance of making Hall of Fame Manning is also 36 years old, and unfortunately, this...
Empire Writes Back 5 hours ago

New York Giants: Ryan Nassib Is Not the Future

Ryan Nassib has been the backup quarterback for the New York Giants the past few seasons. Despite this, he isn’t the future at the position. Quarterback is a revolving door in the NFL. One minute you’re a hero, and the next you’re the first guy on the cut list. New York Giants fourth-year quarterback Ryan […] New York Giants: Ryan Nassib Is Not the Future - Empire Writes Back - Empire Writes Back - Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Jets. Giants, Nets, Rangers, Islanders, Devils, and More
Cat Scratch Reader 5 hours ago
The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/19/17

The Scratching Post: Carolina Panthers News 2/19/17

Here’s your Panthers news for today. Greetings, internet users. Welcome to The Scratching Post. Here’s some reading material from outside CSR for you to consume. Jourdan Rodrigue shares some interesting projections in her latest edition of Mock Talk (Charlotte Observer) Should the Panthers draft Corey Davis to boost the offense? (Justin Coccia, Cat Crave) Here are five free agents the Panthers should consider signing (Rick Brown, FanRag Sports) Feel free to discuss the links above, or use this thread to chat about (almost) anything you want: video games, food, movies, non-football...
Revenge Of The Birds 5 hours ago
Larry Fitzgerald's greatness, Chandler Jones contract news and more

Larry Fitzgerald's greatness, Chandler Jones contract news and more

A look around the web on news from the Arizona Cardinals. Happy Sunday one and all. For those that have tomorrow, President's Day, off, I am supremely jealous. Start your week off right with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals and some news from the NFC West. Larry Fitzgerald not only greatest Cardinal, but greatest athlete in Arizona history | Cards WireTeam president Michael Bidwill gives his star the highest honor. Is NFL star David Johnson a future ping pong master? | Cards WireCardinals' David Johnson received a ping pong table for Valentine's Day and could be on his way to...
Eagles News: Philadelphia’s defense poised to take big leap forward

Eagles News: Philadelphia’s defense poised to take big leap forward

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 2/19/17. Let's get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Five NFL Units That Could Make the Leap in 2017 - RingerOf all the groups on this list, Philadelphia’s defense has the smallest jump to make to become the league’s top unit next season. The Eagles allowed 20.7 points per game during the 2016 campaign (12th best in the NFL), and that undersells how well they performed according to other metrics. Coordinator Jim Schwartz’s group finished fourth in defensive DVOA, behind only the Broncos, Giants, and Cardinals. That disparity between...
Blogging The Boys 6 hours ago
Cowboys News: Four Free Agent Options To Improve Cowboys Pass Rush

Cowboys News: Four Free Agent Options To Improve Cowboys Pass Rush

Read! Cowboys Need to Break Frugal Ways This Off-Season - Ben Grimaldi, Cowboys NationGrimaldi explains why the Cowboys need to their checkbook out of the safe this offseason. Except is it really worth breaking the bank for players like Chandler Jones, Jason Pierre-Paul, Melvin Ingram, or Nick Perry? In the past few years, free agency for the Cowboys has meant paying their own players and waiting for the market to calm down before jumping into the fray. This has resulted in the team signing bargain players who fit their scheme and style of play. It’s the right approach that most of...
Niners Nation 6 hours ago
Golden Nuggets: 49ers finally make coordinator hires

Golden Nuggets: 49ers finally make coordinator hires

Sunday, February 19th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet. The San Francisco 49ers have a coaching staff, or at least one that’s close enough to complete that we can say that. I see a lot of young guys who are big question marks, including head coach Kyle Shanahan. I don’t really have an opinion on Robert Saleh, the new defensive coordinator, nor do I have an opinion on the 49ers transitioning to a 4-3 defense. I suppose it makes sense with what has been invested in the defensive line in recent years, and it’s...
Field Gulls 7 hours ago
Century Links 2/19: Looking at DL Upgrades, and other Seahawks News

Century Links 2/19: Looking at DL Upgrades, and other Seahawks News

Read! Report: Seahawks to get visit from free agent defensive tackle Earl Mitchell | The Seattle Times The Seahawks are expected to host free agent defensive lineman Earl Mitchell for a visit next week, according to a report from NFL.com. Seahawks Q&A: What’s next for Seattle at the kicking position? | The Seattle Times Our latest Seahawks Twitter mailbag focuses on questions about the team's kicking position. 2017 NFL Draft: 5 First-Round Options for the Seattle SeahawksThe Seattle Seahawks were a playoff team, but have serious holes to address moving forward. Who should they pick...
Riggo's Rag 11 hours ago

Simulating Free Agency For The Washington Redskins – February Edition

NFL free agency is rapidly approaching. The Washington Redskins are going to have to make some big time roster decisions in the offseason, and here is a look at what they might do. In 2016, the Washington Redskins fell just short of expectations as they attempted to make the playoffs two seasons in a row. […] Simulating Free Agency For The Washington Redskins – February Edition - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Blogging Big Blue 13 hours ago

Giants take Ronnie Stanley in FOX Sports’ 2016 re-draft

Should the Giants have drafted Ronnie Stanley instead of Eli Apple? Cameron DaSilva of FOX Sports posted a 2016 NFL re-draft and he has the New York Giants taking left tackle Ronnie Stanley instead of cornerback Eli Apple with the 10th overall pick. The Giants need help at offensive tackle, and Ronnie Stanley is here […] The post Giants take Ronnie Stanley in FOX Sports’ 2016 re-draft appeared first on Blogging Big Blue.
Cat Scratch Reader 14 hours ago
My Top 3 Burning Questions for the Panthers at the start of free agency

My Top 3 Burning Questions for the Panthers at the start of free agency

Here's what I see as the leading questions to be answered by the Panthers in the upcoming free agency period. The Panthers have some questions to answer in the very near future. Here's how they stack up for me. 1. Will Dave Gettleman finally target a top free agent? The Panthers have around $50M in cap space which is more than enough to add more than one high profile free agent. But that hasn't been his MO since coming to Carolina. Name one high profile signing he's made? I can't think of one. The Panthers are rarely even active in the first week of free agency, much less signing players....
Blogging The Boys 18 hours ago
Roster Breakdown (Part Six): Taking A Closer Look At The Defensive Tackles On The Dallas Cowboys

Roster Breakdown (Part Six): Taking A Closer Look At The Defensive Tackles On The Dallas Cowboys

The big guys in the middle of the defense get some attention in our offseason review. Rod Marinelli brought a 4-3 system to the defense when he became the defensive coordinator in Dallas. As reviewed many times over the years, he has consistently done more with less and the challenge frankly does not get any easier next season. The roster breakdown for the defensive line, the least talented position group on the team, will be broken down here with the defensive tackles and followed by the defensive ends in the next article. Maliek Collins Maliek Collins was drafted in the third round of...
The Falcoholic 19 hours ago
Mel Kiper mock draft: Atlanta lands a pass rusher

Mel Kiper mock draft: Atlanta lands a pass rusher

A Missouri pass rusher, no less. With Mel Kiper’s long history of draft expertise and stunning hair, we do have to pay attention to his mock drafts, even if they wind up being wildly inaccurate. That’s particularly true when he has the Falcons going after a player we find intriguing. In his second mock draft, ESPN's Mel Kiper believes that we will pick Charles Harris at pick No. 31. - https://t.co/DpjLxIDVj0 pic.twitter.com/sbqCGq4cQn— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 18, 2017 Harris is one of the better pass rushers in this class, a terrific athlete who needs work on...
Field Gulls 20 hours ago
Seahawks set to meet with free agent defensive tackle Earl Mitchell

Seahawks set to meet with free agent defensive tackle Earl Mitchell

In my free agent report on the Miami Dolphins, I acknowledged defensive tackle Earl Mitchell as a potential cap casualty, and then a few days later he was released. I did, however, say that I didn’t think Mitchell was the answer to the Seattle Seahawks depth issues at defensive tackle ... but the Seahawks may not agree. A report by Mike Garafolo on Saturday says that Mitchell will be meeting with Seattle next week. DT Earl Mitchell has visits lined up w/ Seahawks, Niners, Falcons + Broncos starting next week, source says. Lots of interest after Mia cut.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo)...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 20 hours ago
Melvin Ingram to the 49ers defensive front in free agency?

Melvin Ingram to the 49ers defensive front in free agency?

The 49ers need to lock down the Leo position in their new defense. Melvin Ingram could be the best option available. The San Francisco 49ers will switch to a new defense in 2017, going with the 4-3 hybrid style that the Seattle Seahawks have implemented to great success. Gus Bradley took a version of that to the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Dan Quinn has done the same with the Atlanta Falcons. Kyle Shanahan’s decision to hire Robert Saleh as defensive coordinator adds a new team using some version of this defense. One of the premium roles in the scheme is the Leo defensive end. The person in...

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