5:43 AM EDT, Thu April 26, 2018
Windy City Gridiron 2 hours ago
The Bear’s Den, 2018 First Round Draft Day Edition

The Bear’s Den, 2018 First Round Draft Day Edition

The magical day has arrived, within a few hours we will know who the Chicago Bears will take in Round 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Talender: Bears GM Pace has been around for 3 seasons but doesn’t have much to show for it - Chicago Sun-Times - Pace seems so honest and forthright that it isn’t until later that you realize you better check to make sure your wallet is still in your back pocket. Finley: Bears met with OLB Bradley Chubb, who thinks 'they can trade up' - Chicago Sun-Times - Bradley Chubb visited three teams...
Daily Norseman 3 hours ago
Thursday Open Thread: April 26th, 2018

Thursday Open Thread: April 26th, 2018

It’s Thorsday and 1st Round of the Draft Day! Good Morning! It’s the day I’ve been looking forward to since the end of the season, draft day! Most years I’m able to watch a lot of film and pick players I think would be a good fit for our favorite football team, this year was different because of work and some life stuff interfering with my fun. I was only able to look at players in the first three rounds likely to fall and/fit with the Vikings, but I’m still excited for the draft. I’ll put my personal preference for the 1st round pick in the comments today. Around the DN...
Detroit Free Press 5 hours ago
Why Detroit Lions select Alabama LB Rashaan Evans in NFL mock draft

Why Detroit Lions select Alabama LB Rashaan Evans in NFL mock draft

Rashaan Evans was a 2-year starter at Alabama football. He would likely play weakside linebacker in the Detroit Lions scheme.        
Detroit Free Press 5 hours ago
Detroit Lions' NFL draft strategy is clear: Go dependable or go home

Detroit Lions' NFL draft strategy is clear: Go dependable or go home

Some NFL GMs like to roll the dice on upside. Detroit Lions Bob Quinn isnt one of them. He has much safer tendencies entering Thursdays 1st round:        
Detroit Free Press 5 hours ago
Detroit Lions, NFL draft live chat with Dave Birkett: Submit questions!

Detroit Lions, NFL draft live chat with Dave Birkett: Submit questions!

Welcome to our live chat on the morning of the 2018 NFL draft. What will the Detroit Lions do as they search for answers for the future?        
Windy City Gridiron 5 hours ago
Mocking the Mocks: Mike Mayock has the Chicago Bears taking Roquan Smith

Mocking the Mocks: Mike Mayock has the Chicago Bears taking Roquan Smith

The one and only mock draft from the NFL Network’s Mike Mayock has the Bears taking the polished inside linebacker from Georgia. Mike Mayock has become my favorite NFL Draft analyst since the NFL Network started sharing the television rights for the draft with ESPN. He’s also the only draft guru that doesn’t bother with a post-season mock, a pre-combine mock, a post-combine mock, a pre-free agency mock, a post-free agency mock, and about seven or eight other mock drafts during “mock draft season.” Mayock does one, and he does it the night before the real deal. Here’s his 2018...
Acme Packing Company 6 hours ago
Packers Draft Rumors: What would it take for Green Bay to move up into the top ten?

Packers Draft Rumors: What would it take for Green Bay to move up into the top ten?

We break down what picks the Packers would need to forfeit if they indeed want to pick earlier in round one on Thursday. The NFL’s draft trade value chart may be old and a bit antiquated, but it is still the best resource available when it comes to evaluating the trades of selections during the NFL Draft. With the Green Bay Packers rumored to be “plotting” a move up in the first round to select a top player, it’s worth running through the scenarios to see what sort of compensation would be reasonable for various spots. I set a few ground rules here, however; I assumed that Brian...
Acme Packing Company 6 hours ago
Shawn’s Final Mock Draft sends pass-rush help to the Packers at 14

Shawn’s Final Mock Draft sends pass-rush help to the Packers at 14

Green Bay falls into an unenviable position with many of the top defensive talents coming off the board prior to the 14th pick. If there is one thing I can say after going through the mock draft process this year, it’s that the 2018 NFL Draft may be one of the least predictable ones in recent memory. Unlike most years, even the number one pick is a mystery as the Cleveland Browns presumably have zoned in on their top quarterback target. But the New York Giants hold a lot of cards for the top 10 as they sit second in the pecking order. Will the Giants begin a mad dash for quarterbacks, or...
Daily Norseman 7 hours ago
Vikings Mock 4.25

Vikings Mock 4.25

Well, one day to go before the Vikings will have the chance to be on the clock. Like most everyone else, I realize there is a very good chance that we can watch the draft tomorrow night only to see the Vikings trade out of the 1st round. I would not be disappointed too much. I just hope they will still get a player they like if they trade down. I have been doing many different mocks this year and I have to finally do a final mock. Once again I used the fanspeak on the clock premium site. Link to all the picks in the draft here. Big Board - Drafttek Team Needs -...
Windy City Gridiron 7 hours ago
Chicago Bears 2018 Draft Clouds: 4 through 6

Chicago Bears 2018 Draft Clouds: 4 through 6

I continue my stratospheric exploration of the Bears draft rankings, dipping down to the players likely to be available for the Bears second round pick. In the first three clouds, a discussed 15 players the Bears could consider with their number 8 pick or a 1st-round trade back. The next three clouds cover 22 more players and should include most players the Bears would consider in a trade-back or at their current #39 day two pick. Cloud Four (7 players): Alabama’s Da’Ron Payne is an intriguing run-stuffer who has flashed interior pass-rush potential Isaiah Wynn G,...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 8 hours ago

Vikings made wise pick in taking Harrison Smith in 2012

ESPN.com ranked the All-Pro safety as the top first-round choice by the Purple in past 10 years.
Daily Norseman 8 hours ago
Mike Mayock Mock Draft: NFL Network analyst mocks Will Hernandez to Vikings

Mike Mayock Mock Draft: NFL Network analyst mocks Will Hernandez to Vikings

As the Mock Draft Database hath foretold Anyone that’s followed the site for any length of time knows that most of us here are big fans of NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock. Frankly, I wish he was still doing preseason games for the Minnesota Vikings, as he did before the Vikings decided to go with a simulcast for their preseason games. Tonight, Mayock released his one mock draft for 2018, and he gave the Vikings a player I think a lot of us would be happy with. With the 30th pick in his 2018 Mock Draft, Mayock gave the Vikings the upgrade at guard they need in Texas-El Paso guard Will...
Chicago Tribune 8 hours ago

Bears Big Board: Analyzing 6 potential draft candidates for the No. 8 pick

The Bears might go on the clock Thursday night with an easy choice facing general manager Ryan Pace. Or not. That's what makes this draft so compelling. Yes, the Bears have the eighth pick, which seemingly limits their options compared with other teams at the bottom of the first round. But the...
Lombardi Ave 9 hours ago

Packers draft process may not be as different as fans think

For Green Bay Packers fans everywhere, the 2017 season was a disappointing one. There is no other way to put it. With annual and continued high expectations, Packers fans are only happy if the team is doing one thing: winning Super Bowls. That is the level of excellence that fans require of their hometown, fan-owned […] Packers draft process may not be as different as fans think - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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