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Pats Pulpit

When the Chiefs targeted Bill Belichick for their open head coaching job

The Patriots’ head coach once was on Kansas City’s radar. When thinking about the New England Patriots’ dynasty, the first two names that inevitably come to mind are Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. The two future Hall of Famers both feed off each other, and are the key pieces in the organization’s unprecedented run of success. However, a lot had to happen until they and the club got to this point. From Brady falling to the sixth round in the draft, to Belichick famously resigning as “HC of the NYJ.” One other lesser-known chapter needs to be added to this list, though: Belichick...

Riggo's Rag

Redskins: Five standouts from the East-West Shrine Game

The West team won the Shrine Game for the fourth straight year on Saturday, but prospects on both sides caught the eyes of NFL scouts. The Washington Redskins pre-draft evaluation continued on Saturday with the commencement of the 2019 East-West Shrine Game. Heading into the game, some prospects stood out as players who deserved considerable […] Redskins: Five standouts from the East-West Shrine Game - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - A Washington Redskins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Da Windy City

Chicago Bears: The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Shrine Game offer draft intrigue

With the Chicago Bear’s offseason already in full swing, we get an early look at some possible draft targets.  There is a huge draft disadvantage that the Chicago Bears have and it’s really the first time they’ve had this problem: they lack serious draft capital. Now, this can obviously be pointed to the Khalil Mack […] Chicago Bears: The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Shrine Game offer draft intrigue - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Bolts From The Blue

Daniel Jeremiah’s first mock draft has Chargers landing a 3-down linebacker

The 2019 NFL Draft is still a few months away, but mock draft season is well under way. NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah released his first mock draft of said season earlier this week. As most mock drafters have been doing thus far, Jeremiah stayed on the defensive side of the ball when selecting the Los Angeles Chargers’ first pick. He chose to focus on the front seven, giving the Bolts a linebacker out of Alabama, Mack Wilson. Jeremiah said of the selection: The Chargers need to get better at the linebacker position and Wilson is a true three-down player. There is little mystery why the...

The Viking Age

NFL.com 2019 mock draft projects offensive lineman to Vikings in Round 1

The Minnesota Vikings are in desperate need of assistance on the offensive line and a recent mock draft on NFL.com has the team landing a top prospect. For some fans, there is still a lot of excitement as four squads are still in pursuit of the Lombardi trophy. However, for followers of teams like the […] NFL.com 2019 mock draft projects offensive lineman to Vikings in Round 1 - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Pride Of Detroit

How to watch the 2019 East-West Shrine Game

How to watch today’s All-Star college game. You know it’s officially draft season when the college all-star games kick off. The East-West Shrine Game doesn’t get the attention of other draft events—like next week’s Senior Bowl or the entirely overhyped NFL Combine—but there’s undoubtedly some value in the game. Some of the players that have been working their tails off all week in St. Petersburg, Florida will hear their named called over draft weekend and could have a huge impact on the next few years in the NFL. The East-West Shrine Game has produced talents like Brett...

Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Defensive line is the obvious popular pick for the Eagles

Who will the Birds take? The 2019 NFL Draft will be here before you know it. Mock draft season has already begun and there’s no shortage of opinion as to whom the Philadelphia Eagles might select with the No. 25 overall pick. Let’s take a look at which players the experts have the Eagles taking this week. FanSpeak (Custom) - Jachai Polite, DE, Florida Defensive end is an obvious need with Brandon Graham and Chris Long potentially not returning to the Eagles in 2019. Polite was also the best player available on the board in this situation. Add in Howie Roseman’s #GatorBias and that...

Niner Nation

Prospects to watch in the 2019 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

We highlight and profile the 2019 NFL draft-eligible prospects to watch in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday, January 19. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kicks off today at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Like the Shrine Game, the NFLPA Bowl is an annual All-Star game by invitation that consists of players mostly in division one (FBS) as well as the FCS division. This bowl game offers draft-eligible prospects an opportunity to work with NFL coaches and scouts and showcase their talents as they prepare for the core stages of the NFL Draft process. Coaching the American Squad will be...

Arrowhead Addict

Mel Kiper links Kansas City Chiefs to Deionte Thompson in mock draft

Mel Kiper Jr. recently posted his first mock of the 2019 NFL Draft season, and he has the Kansas City Chiefs grabbing a safety late in the first round. While many sites have been posting mock drafts left and right for months on end, the most famous mock drafter of all is just getting started. […] Mel Kiper links Kansas City Chiefs to Deionte Thompson in mock draft - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

NFL Spin Zone

Oakland Raiders: 7-Round 2019 mock draft lands stud prospects

The Oakland Raiders have loaded up on first-round picks and they can use them to load up on stud prospects, which they do in this 7-round 2019 mock draft. Year one of the Jon Gruden revival of the Oakland Raiders was an unmitigated disaster. From trades that sent out Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, arguably […] Oakland Raiders: 7-Round 2019 mock draft lands stud prospects - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Niner Nation

Prospects to watch in the 2019 Shrine Game

We highlight and profile the 2019 NFL draft-eligible prospects from the East-West Shrine game on Saturday, January 19. Things are winding down as the NFL postseason is coming to its end. There are only three games left - the NFC and AFC Championship games this weekend and the Super Bowl two weekends from now - and, of the matchups we have, it’s safe to say that no matter who wins we will still have a quite the show in Atlanta. As the season comes to a close we will start seeing more and more news posted about the the upcoming draft and it seemingly all starts this weekend with the...

Bucs Nation

Bucs’ pick in Jeremiah’s first 2019 mock is... interesting

Considering Tampa Bay’s pressing needs in the trenches and almost everywhere else, this just doesn’t seem right. Look, Alabama running back Josh Jacobs is a heck of a player. He could very well be the No. 1 running back in the 2019 NFL Draft. But at the same time, what are we doing here? NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah put out his mock draft 1.0 on Friday, and with the No. 5 overall pick, he has the Buccaneers selecting Jacobs. Here’s what Jeremiah had to say about the pick: The Bucs didn’t see any return on their investment in Ronald Jones, a second-round pick last year. Jacobs...

Blogging The Boys

Stephen Jones cites Blake Jarwin as the tight end with the most potential, but getting help is still a priority

The Cowboys aren’t satisfied with their current crop of tight ends. A couple of days ago, we made an effort to identify the holes in the Cowboys current roster. One of the holes we noted was at tight end. That is certainly a position we thought could use some help either in free agency or through the draft. Apparently, the Cowboys organization wholeheartedly agrees. Stephen Jones made it clear that the Cowboys would address the position this offseason. “So, yeah, I think tight end is very important in terms of one of our top needs, what we’ll be looking at in the draft, and looking...

Big Blue View

2019 East-West Shrine Game : Game time, TV channel, prospects, more

Which players could catch the Giants’ eye at the East-West Shrine Game today? Happy Saturday New York Giants fans! After a layoff we have prospects for the 2019 NFL Draft playing football on a Satuday afternoon. The East-West Shrine game is the lesser of the two “big” All-Star games which mark the start of Draft Season. The Senior Bowl (which will be played next week) garners most of the attention, but this week players who have flown under the radar or went to smaller schools get their chance to shine. Every year there are players who were overlooked throughout the college season who...

The Denver Post

Kickin’ it with Kiz: Should the Broncos trade up in NFL draft to get Dwayne Haskins as their franchise quarterback?

There’s no way Broncos general manager John Elway waits until the second round to take a quarterback. First round! I say there's a 100 percent chance, unless for some reason he gets a quarterback in free agency.

Niner Nation

Are there any free agent guards the 49ers should take a look at?

Position by position, we’re going to look at the free agents and see if there’s anyone you’d want to throw some money at. The NFL season is winding down which means some players have contracts ending. Some players will get franchised or extended but others will be hitting the open market. We’ll take a look at each position and see if any hopeful players would be a good fit for the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers didn’t need running backs, but they are going to be in need of some guards. Be it free agency or through the draft, they are going to need some bodies. The team does have...

Niner Nation

Is safety the 49ers’ biggest need?

A recent PFF article identified the needs of every team in the NFL. The 49ers is safety. What are your thoughts? We all can agree (or hope at the very least) that the 49ers won’t get another chance like they have in 2019 for draft purposes. That chance is the No. 2 pick and a shot at filling a huge need. During the season, even in the preseason, the hole that burned through the team was need of a constant edge-rusher. Cassius Marsh is not the answer. Yes, he had five sacks for 2018, but 2.5 of those came against the Oakland Raiders and two others came against the Chicago Bears. That says...

Gang Green Nation

East West Shrine Game Thread

It’s all-star game season the next few weeks, and if you are a draft fan, these are the games that put some sleepers on people’s radar. Year after year there are always stories of players making a name for themselves in these games. Here are some names I will be looking for out there. You can watch the game on NFL Network at 3:00 PM EST. East Offense WR, Terry Godwin, Georgia (#4) WR, Ryan Davis, Auburn (#5) WR, DaMarkus Lodge, Mississippi (#85) OT, Olisaemeka Udoh, Elon (#57) OT, Martez Ivey, Florida (#73) OT, Tyree St. Lewis, Miami (#78) East Defense CB, Derrick Baity, Kentucky...

Blogging The Boys

Approximate Value: Ranking the 2018 Dallas Cowboys roster from top to bottom

We turn to a metric called Approximate Value to rank the 2018 Cowboys roster from top to bottom. Over the years, we’ve frequently used a metric called Approximate Value, a metric courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com, here on Blogging The Boys. If you’re a regular reader, you’re probably familiar with the metric, if not, or if you’re new to our little corner of the interwebs, consider this post your introduction. Approximate Value (AV) and the closely related Career Approximate Value (CAV) is something we’ve repeatedly used in the past, particularly during draft coverage. And as...

Horseshoe Heroes

Colts 2018 rookies: Braden Smith

As we continue to look at the rookies from this past season, we look at perhaps the most underrated member of the rookie class. The Colts had a lot of draft picks in April, and they did a great job with them. They used two of their first three picks on offensive lineman to protect […] Colts 2018 rookies: Braden Smith - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Behind the Steel Curtain

T.J. Watt talks improvement, and the disappointing Steelers 2018 season

For T.J. Watt, the 2018 season was a wake-up call. The Pittsburgh Steelers had high hopes for the 2018 season. After a 13-3 2017 season in his rookie season, T.J. Watt was ready for bigger and better things in 2018 — especially a deep playoff push. None of that happened as the Steelers plunged to mediocrity after a six game winning streak dropped their record to 7-2-1, only to finish the season with a 9-6-1 record. Throughout the 2018 season one thing became evident — Watt has the look of a cornerstone player on the defense. When he was drafted in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft,...

Big Blue View

2019 NFL Draft prospect profile: Michael Dogbe (DT, Temple)

Dogbe is under the radar nationally, but is he on the Giants’ radar? After the season, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman put the onus for the failed season on the defensive side of the ball. And there was some truth in that -- The Giants are stocked with talent at the offensive skill positions, but they need to invest resources to add talent to the defensive side of the ball. Some of that will surely be acquiring top-tier talent and playmakers, but they will also look to invest some of their (many) late-round picks in players who might be a good return on investment. Temple...

The Falcoholic

Bright spots in a dim year: Falcons LB Foyesade Oluokun was a 6th-round steal

Oluokun was an unexpected steady hand in the aftermath of Deion Jones’s injury. Over the next week or so, we’ll look at the bright spots on this roster we didn’t have the time or energy to really praise during the regular season. After that, we’ll take a closer look at some of the players who didn’t meet our expectations. Ricardo Allen. Grady Jarrett. Damontae Kazee. The Atlanta Falcons have done yeoman’s work mining gems in the late rounds of the NFL Draft, and the latest addition to their growing group of steals is Foyesade Oluokun, the rookie linebacker out of Yale who was a...

Titan Sized

Tennessee Titans fans Shrine Game watch list

Who should Tennessee Titans fans be paying attention to in today’s shrine game? The first “big” event for the 2019 NFL Draft class is here in the form of the East-West Shrine Game and Tennessee Titans fans should take note. In case you think I am exaggerating or hyping this up too much, look at […] Tennessee Titans fans Shrine Game watch list - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Acme Packing Company

2019 Shrine Game & NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Game times, TV broadcast info, & more

Two of the top college football all-star games kick off this afternoon. Some of the best players in college football take the field for one last time today before they officially shift their focus entirely to preparations for the 2019 NFL Draft. Two college all-star games are on the docket on this fine Saturday, with the East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl kicking off this afternoon. After the Senior Bowl, which takes place next week, these two games are the next-best of these games, and they afford their participants the opportunity to put in a week’s worth of practice and...

Cincy Jungle

OPEN THREAD: East-West Shrine Game & NFLPA Bowl

The college football all-star circuit begins. The 2019 NFL Draft season is about to get going with the first set of college football all-star games. Today, you can watch the 2019 East-West Shrine Game, followed by the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. There will be plenty of NFL prospects taking part in both games, especially of the Day 3 variety, where Cincinnati should make around six selections. Here’s the info you need to watch and follow both games: How to watch the 2019 East-West Shrine Game Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida Game Time: 3 pm EST Televised: NFL...

Predominantly Orange

Denver Broncos: 2019 Shrine game prospect watchlist

Taking a look at some of the players to watch for the Denver Broncos at the 2019 Shrine Game, including Boise State QB Brett Rypien. The Denver Broncos had a phenomenal rookie class in 2018, finding players on every day of the 2018 NFL Draft and finding a Pro Bowl running back in Phillip Lindsay […] Denver Broncos: 2019 Shrine game prospect watchlist - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Happy 8th Birthday to Bart Scott's famous "Can't Wait" moment

It’s the 8th Anniversary of Bart Scott’s famous “Can’t Wait” moment, and now it’s back, and going places...like the NBA Draft with the New York Knicks, and the wedding of Tim Tebow!

Should Giants tank to secure a top QB in draft? I Pro Football Talk I NBC Sports

The Giants are at a pivotal point in their season and if they lose to the Eagles, Mike Florio thinks they should consider tanking the season so they can draft their quarterback of the future. #NBCSports #Giants #NFL »

Which NFL team improved the most in the draft? I Pro Football Talk I NBC Sports

In this PFT Live draft, Mike and Chris decide who they think did the best job improving their team in the draft. »