12:00 PM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014
Hogs Haven 28 mins ago
Daily Slop: Forbath Aims to Build on Last Season's Late Surge; Who will start on the Redskins O-Line?

Daily Slop: Forbath Aims to Build on Last Season's Late Surge; Who will start on the Redskins O-Line?

A look at the top Redskins Stories from around the web Need to Know: 5 NFL draft notes including the Redskins’ pick at 34 | Rich Tandler's Real RedskinsHere is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 16, 22 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins and the NFL draft, which eventually will get here, I’m told. —It’s not a grocery list, people. Report: NFL schedule release date announced | Comcast SportsNet Washington Redskins' Forbath aims to build on last season's late surge | Comcast SportsNet Washington"I got some good work in,"...
Windy City Gridiron 30 mins ago
Mocking the Mocks: Whom does Bucky Brooks of NFL.com mock to the Chicago Bears?

Mocking the Mocks: Whom does Bucky Brooks of NFL.com mock to the Chicago Bears?

It's 2014 Mock Draft time! This is the time of year when everyone speculates on which player will go where. We'll do our best to pick out a few reputable mock draft sites, feature their Chicago Bears selection, then ask you to tell us how they did. Today we'll check out whom NFL Media Analyst Bucky Brooks from NFL.com mocked to the Bears. The NFL Network and NFL.com has a whole slew of analysts, journalists and experts just itching to get their opinions on the NFL Draft out there to the masses. Bucky Brooks, whose mock we will spotlight today, always has an interesting take on the...
Daily Norseman 33 mins ago

Minnesota Vikings Draft: New Location For Vikings Draft Party

Since the Metrodome is, you know, destroyed, the Vikings Draft party has a new home The Minnesota Vikings are moving their draft party, and it isn't going back to Winter Park. The Minneapolis Convention Center will be the new home for the official Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party while the new stadium is undergoing construction.  In years past, the party was held at Winter Park team headquarters in Eden Prairie, but a few years ago the event was moved to the Metrodome. But since the Metrodome has been blotted from the Earth, the Draft Party now picks up and moves to the Convention Center,...
Turf Show Times 40 mins ago

Odds of winning the Rams schedule contest are not favorable

If you had plans for Stan Kroenke's jack, sorry, you're very, very unlikely to win the Rams 2014 schedule contest. Have you made any grand plans for how to spend the $100,000 prize in the St. Louis Rams schedule prediction contest? Well, you might want to hold off, or at least temper your expectations. The odds of winning the contest are, um, pretty slim. Chase Stuart at Football Perspective ran the numbers. Your odds of winning the contest are: 1-in-36 quadrillion. I know, I know. I'm not a math major, so while the term QUADRILLION sounds really big, it needs a little context. Your odds...
Hogs Haven 1 hour ago

Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Jaylen Watkins, CB

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2014 draft Jaylen Watkins Cornerback Height: 6' 0", Weight: 194 lbs Florida Strengths: Watkins is a versatile player. He played cornerback throughout his career until 2013, when he made the switch to safety, due to injuries in Florida's secondary. He's a great athlete, matching up well with the best receivers in the SEC. He's aggressive and likes to hit people. He has a good lateral leap and uses his timing to overcome average height. He is quick, running a 4.41 second 40-yard dash at the Combine. Weaknesses: Watkins needs to...
2014 NFL mock draft: Ravens select Calvin Pryor

2014 NFL mock draft: Ravens select Calvin Pryor

The Baltimore Ravens take Calvin Pryor with the 17th pick of the 2014 POD Community Mock Draft. With the 17th pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2014 NFL mock draft, the Baltimore Ravens select Louisville safety Calvin Pryor. Scottishlionsfan is serving as the Ravens' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below. So drafting for the Ravens actually produced a number of striking similarities to the Lions: They have a need at safety after one left via free agency, and there is a need for a No. 2/3 receiver. The only difference is that the Ravens' O-line could use more work and they have...
2014 NFL Mock Draft: Khalil Mack Onward to the Oakland Raiders

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Khalil Mack Onward to the Oakland Raiders

With the 5th overall pick in the 2014 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Oakland GM SleepingDuck selects ... Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo There are a myriad of directions that the Raiders can go with this pick. The Raiders could take any player from any position and it would already be an instant upgrade over what they already have. Historically, the Raiders have been known for making out of the box picks, but I am not going to follow that precedent. Must Reads Hot Take: Chip Kelly's Ego is Out of Control Brandon Lee Gowton Must Reads Hot Take: Chip Kelly's Ego...

NFL Draft Rankings 2014: New Orleans Saints Big Board Players 11 Through 15

We reveal players six through ten on our 2014 NFL Draft prospects on our New Orleans Saints Big Board and begin choosing the next five. After two days of voting and a total of 254 votes, we now have prospects 6 through 10 for our Saints 2014 NFL Draft Big Board. Below are players 6 through 10, as chosen by Saints fans in the Canal Street Chronicles community. Breakdown of votes foreach ranking interval. Player Name 6 7 8 9 10 Total Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU 50 24 17 18 25 458 Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn 44 23 13 17 10 395 Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA 29 31 20 18 19 384 Jake...
Field Gulls 1 hour ago
So you think you're advanced: A (fun) breakdown of what DVOA is and how it's calculated

So you think you're advanced: A (fun) breakdown of what DVOA is and how it's calculated

You've been hearing more and more about these advanced stats, but are they good for anything and will they help me win an argument? Yes! If you just take a moment to understand what they mean. More and more often I've been noticing the willful ignorance that people use as a blanket in every day life. It's not as though I couldn't understand it -- the most simple explanation is also the one that allows you to move onto something that you place more value on in your life -- but it still exists. And trying to convert anyone into your way of thinking is often an exercise in frustration not...

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Buccaneers are not trading up for an offensive tackle

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might consider trading up for the right prospect, but an offensive tackle ain't one of them. Why do national analysts continue to think that offensive tackle is a need for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? They signed Anthony Collins, they have Demar Dotson at right tackle, and both are under long-term contracts. And yet somehow, I keep seeing Jake Matthews and even Taylor Lewan show up in mock drafts. As if that wasn't insane enough, Charles Davis apparently decided to experiment with some mind-altering drugs while writing his latest NFL.com article on teams who are...
2014 NFL Draft: Making the case for Anthony Barr to the Buccaneers

2014 NFL Draft: Making the case for Anthony Barr to the Buccaneers

We continue our Making the Case series with linebacker Anthony Barr out of UCLA, who could play defensive end for the Buccaneers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of options in the 2014 NFL draft. After taking a look at Teddy Bridgewaterand Sammy Watkins, we examine Anthony Barr. Why Anthony Barr is a realistic option The Tampa Bay Buccaneers love pass rushers. Or rather, Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier and everyone associated with the Tampa 2 defense love pass rushers. They build their defensive schemes around getting pressure with four rushers, and you need quality pass rushers...
Turf Show Times 1 hour ago
The St. Louis Rams’ Defense Gave Up Some Big Pass Plays in 2013 [Weeks 1-8]

The St. Louis Rams’ Defense Gave Up Some Big Pass Plays in 2013 [Weeks 1-8]

The St. Louis Rams sometimes struggled to prevent big passing plays in 2013. Have a look at the big gains [25+ yards] the defense allowed in Weeks 1-8... The 2014 NFL offseason has provided fans with plenty of time to speculate on just how the St. Louis Rams intend on addressing the team’s needs.  Free agency signings have fizzled, leaving pundits with just over three weeks of mock drafting to sort out the depth chart.  A lot of that speculation swirls around the amount of big passing plays the defense allowed in 2013.  There’s plenty of room for debate whether the team is in more...
David Fucillo / Niners Nation 2 hours ago
2014 NFL schedule to be released as soon as Tuesday, April 22

2014 NFL schedule to be released as soon as Tuesday, April 22

The NFL is reportedly releasing the 2014 schedule on Tuesday, April 22. We provide our predictions on how the schedule will fill out for the 49ers. Pro Football Talk is reporting that a source told them the NFL will release the 2014 schedule as soon as next Tuesday, April 22. Although April 22 is the target date, there is a chance it could still be shifted to Wednesday, April 23, or Thursday, April 24. There had been some speculation the schedule would roll out this week, but NFL PR man Brian McCarthy shot down those rumors on Monday. We'll have plenty of discussion about the schedule when...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 2 hours ago

2014 BBV Community Mock Draft: Round 2 begins with a quarterback

The second round of our community mock draft is underway. Here are the first three selections. Let's get the second round of the 2014 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft underway. We will do this round a little differently. Rather than a single post for each selection, the picks will be gathered and posted in bunches. We begin with the  first three picks of Round 2. 33. Houston Texans -- A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama Our GM for the Texans is once again '56 4life.' He explains: "I know that this pick will seem like a shocker to a lot of people, but don't get too flustered yet. I looked over the...

2014 NFL Draft: Anthony Barr scouting profile video

The raw, talented pass rusher was compared to John Abraham by his college coach.
Hogs Haven 2 hours ago
RB Charles Sims Will Visit Redskins Today

RB Charles Sims Will Visit Redskins Today

A second running back has been scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Redskins today. West Virginia RB Charles Sims is expected to meet with the team later today. Coach Gruden has stated that he likes running backs that can also catch the football effectively. It was previously reported that the Redskins were meeting with ASU RB Marion Grice.  Alfred Morris and Roy Helu should have the top two spots locked up on the roster, but after that there are questions. Evan Royster was drafted the same year as Helu, and both are free agents next year.  Royster has been an average backup who has...
Acme Packing Company 2 hours ago
Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 16, 2014

Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for April 16, 2014

Aaron Rodgers got paid in 2013, and he's in the top five highest-paid athletes of 2013. Tuesday was a big news day for the Green Bay Packers this week. Matt Flynn reportedly agreed to a new contract with the team, giving Mike McCarthy a trio of quarterbacks whom he likes. Also, the team's annual Tailgate Tour kicked off, and we learned more about the Packers' gradually-improving relationship with Brett Favre from team President/CEO Mark Murphy. What will Wednesday have in store for us? Stay tuned, but in the meantime, give your mouse button finger a workout by clicking around in today's...
2014 NFL mock draft: The case for Aaron Donald going to the Lions

2014 NFL mock draft: The case for Aaron Donald going to the Lions

Another defensive tackle in the first round for the Detroit Lions? It's actually a pretty interesting idea. There hasn't been much discussion this offseason about the possibility of the Detroit Lions taking Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald with the 10th overall pick. That's not really surprising, as this position isn't even remotely a need right now. Donald is a talented player, but the Lions are already loaded at defensive tackle with Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, C.J. Mosley, Vaughn Martin, Andre Fluellen and others. But what if the Lions decide to take a defensive tackle in the...
Turf Show Times 3 hours ago
Food For Thought: The Forgotten One

Food For Thought: The Forgotten One

We tend to love the players that stick out in our most recent memories. Because of this, we also tend to forget about those who caught our eyes before our current affairs... Marqise Lee, anyone? We all have fallen victim to the hype train at least 100 times in our life, and will continue to do so, again and again.. It's inevitable, but you can always admit to your mistake. So as I sit here thinking back on a previous post I remembered, when Frank "Dubs" Dobozy mentioned that Marqise Lee should probably be higher on my previous top 10 receiver rankings. In my initial receiver rankings, I...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 3 hours ago

2014 NFL Draft: New York Giants draft-day trade scenarios

What options might the Giants have if they want to move off the 12th pick in the upcoming NFL Draft? We propose a few scenarios. Follow @BigBlueView Earlier this week we broached the idea of the New York Giants trading up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. With that discussion in mind, let's propose five first-round trade scenarios for the Giants -- some moving up and some moving down. Remember, these are all hypothetical and I have no inside knowledge of whether or not the Giants would actually consider these moves. At the end, vote in the poll and let us know which scenario you...

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