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Raising Zona

Arizona Cardinals general manager near bottom of power ranking

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has ranked 19th out of 23 qualifying general managers via Greg Rosenthal’s NFL Draft Power Rankings. And Rosenthal’s rankings isn’t the only source that has panned Keim’s draft record. Lindy’s NFL Draft Magazine gave Keim’s 2016-2020 draft record a D, one of just two to have received such a […] Arizona Cardinals general manager near bottom of power ranking - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - Arizona Cardinals News and Fan Community

Still Curtain

Why the Steelers should move up to draft Justin Fields

It may be unlikely, yes. But, the Steelers would be smart to swap a package of picks to get Ohio State’s prolific talent. Earlier this week, a clip that made its way around social media caught the attention of Steelers fans focused on the team’s future. Mike Tomlin’s Pro Day dialogue with Ohio State’s Justin […] Why the Steelers should move up to draft Justin Fields - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears: Does signing Marquise Goodwin mean the end of this WR?

The Chicago Bears made some minor headlines on Friday evening as the team came to an agreement with veteran wide receiver Marquise Goodwin on a one-year deal. I was a bit surprised to see the Bears make this move before the draft but I think it’s a good move. https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/1383196623950516230?s=20 Marquise Goodwin will be entering […] Chicago Bears: Does signing Marquise Goodwin mean the end of this WR? - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

Bleeding Green Nation

2021 NFL Mock Draft: Chicago Bears choose Caleb Farley

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports With the 20th overall pick in the 2021 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Chicago Bears GM Happy24 selects ... Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech Inside the Draft Room An inside look at the Bears BGN Mock Community Draft War Room: “Alright fellas, it’s draft time! As picks in our BGN community mock draft began to fly off the board, we at the Chicago Bears Headquarters were biting nails fiercely and praying to the football gods above that a QB would fall to us here at pick 20. Seriously ANY QB! Then the worst happened… Trey...

Still Curtain

2021 NFL Draft visit tracker shows who Steelers might take with 24th overall pick

Mike Tomlin and Kevin Colbert have clearly had their eyes on a few prospects this year. Here’s who the Steelers could likely take first in the NFL Draft.  It’s a game of chess, not checkers. At least that’s the popular misconception when it comes to NFL general managers and coaches prior to the NFL Draft. […] 2021 NFL Draft visit tracker shows who Steelers might take with 24th overall pick - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

Still Curtain

Steelers mock draft: Factoring positions of need and offseason visits

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had meetings with loads of players heading into the 2021 draft.  We know where the Steelers are slotted for the 2021 NFL draft. I’m not completely ruling out the possibility of the Steelers trading up if a player like Justin Fields falls to the 10 or 11th pick, or if Penei […] Steelers mock draft: Factoring positions of need and offseason visits - Still Curtain - Still Curtain - Pittsburgh Steelers News and Fan Community

Bear Goggles On

Chicago Bears may have found a trade partner for the 2021 NFL Draft

The Chicago Bears find themselves picking 20th in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. In just less than two weeks from today, we will know how the first round of the draft plays out. With rumors that the top five quarterback prospects are likely to be selected within the first 10 picks, is it possible that […] Chicago Bears may have found a trade partner for the 2021 NFL Draft - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

The Viking Age

6 most disappointing Vikings draft picks of the Mike Zimmer era

Which players drafted by the Minnesota Vikings since 2014 failed to live up to their expectations? In less than two weeks, the Minnesota Vikings will get their first opportunity to make a selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. This is typically an exciting time of the year, thanks to all of the thoughts about who […] 6 most disappointing Vikings draft picks of the Mike Zimmer era - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - Minnesota Vikings News and Fan Community

Raising Zona

Top 10 Arizona Cardinals draft picks from last decade

The draft for the Arizona Cardinals has been a bag of mixed results. Since 2010, the drafting of the top 10 Arizona Cardinals has come at all positions, rounds, and differing impacts on the team. Some good, some bad. The team was one game away from Super Bowl 50 in 2015 and saw the bottom […] Top 10 Arizona Cardinals draft picks from last decade - Raising Zona - Raising Zona - Arizona Cardinals News and Fan Community

Inside the Iggles

Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 Surprising yet possible selections at 12

Philadelphia Eagles fans may want to expect surprises in the 2021 NFL Draft. Last month, the  Philadelphia Eagles made headlines by agreeing to a blockbuster trade with the Miami Dolphins. The Birds traded the sixth overall pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick to the Fins in exchange for Miami’s 12th overall pick, a 2021 fourth-round pick, and […] Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 Surprising yet possible selections at 12 - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

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Who should the Broncos take in the Mile High Mock?

They choose, you vote! | Photo by Eric Lutzens/The Denver Post Who should the Broncos draft in this live mock event? Over the next few days 31 NFL fans will participate in a live mock draft event. Their goal? To select the best players available for their respective franchises. There’s only one team in need of a general manager. Your Denver Broncos. What follows are the first eight picks in the Mile High Mock with a couple of thoughts from yours truly. My hope is that you find it informative and fun to consider what the Broncos should do at ninth overall. After you...

Lombardi Ave

Packers: Terrace Marshall Jr. at No. 29 in mock draft

The Green Bay Packers dominated last season, leading the NFL in scoring as Aaron Rodgers secured his third NFL MVP award while he was joined by three other offensive teammates as first-team All-Pros. However, like a year ago, wide receiver is considered among the Packers’ top needs this offseason. Despite Davante Adams’ dominance, an argument […] Packers: Terrace Marshall Jr. at No. 29 in mock draft - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - Green Bay Packers News and Fan Community

Windy City Gridiron

2021 NFL Draft: Day 3 WR options for Bears

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ If the Bears don’t take a wide receiver early, they could look to one of these prospects as potential targets. Regardless of when they do it, it’s likely the Bears will take a wide receiver in the 2021 NFL Draft. With Anthony Miller potentially serving as trade bait and neither Javon Wims nor Riley Ridley having shown much as rotational weapons, the Bears could stand to upgrade their current group of wide receivers. Allen Robinson has established himself as a quality No. 1 target, and Darnell Mooney put together a very good rookie...

Turf Show Times

How the Rams’ lack of future first round picks could impact their first choice in 2021

Photo by David Madison/ Why offensive tackle could be rising up the boards The last time the LA Rams had their first round draft pick in the same year as that draft was 2019, when the team elected to trade down from 31st to 45th, as the Atlanta Falcons wanted Kaleb McGary. In 2017, the first rounder had been traded the previous year, as was the case in 2020 following the Jalen Ramsey deal, which also sapped Les Snead of his first rounder this April. So knowing that Snead also traded his first round picks in 2022 and 2023 for Matthew Stafford this year, how could the...

Acme Packing Company

APC Community Mock Draft - The Bears are on the clock at 20

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports After the Washington Football Team selected Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah at 19, the Bears look to retool at pick 20 to get back to the top of the NFC North. With the 19th pick in the APC Community Mock Draft, the Washington Football Team went with Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, the rangy LB from Notre Dame. He’ll be manning the middle for Washington, as they rarely use two inside backers in their defense. Owusu-Koramoah is on the small side but makes up for it with elite athleticism and defensive back-like speed. Washington’s defense is already...

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Trading up for a QB is the ‘most exciting thing that could happen in this Draft’

Photo by Sam Wasson/ Ryan Koenigsberg told Broncos Country Tongith personally would love a trade up because of the hype around the team. But if the GM chooses to do it, the criteria should be that he really loves the prospect. Pat Shurmur was on the sidelines at Justin Fields’ second pro day Wednesday, and DNVR’s Ryan Koenigsberg told Broncos Country Tonight listeners “not to read too much into that.” But still, he called it “notable,” adding that this is time of year teams are not just scouting players but also trying to throw other teams off their...

NESN.com

Patriots Cut Offensive Lineman You Probably Forgot Was On Team

Remember Dustin Woodard? We’ll forgive you if you don’t. The 23-year-old has had an interesting path. The New England Patriots took Woodard, an offensive lineman, in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He took part in a few weeks of training camp, then abruptly retired on August 14. Fast forward to last week, […] The post Patriots Cut Offensive Lineman You Probably Forgot Was On Team appeared first on NESN.com.

The Falcoholic

The Falcons have entirely remade their backfield and likely aren’t done yet

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Qadree Ollison is the only one left. The Atlanta Falcons are pulling an extreme makeover on one of the roster’s most important positions. The running back group, once one of the roster’s clearest strengths, has fallen to the wayside over the last few years, with the days of Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman running wild in Kyle Shanahan’s offense well behind us at this point in time. Why is that so? How has the Falcons run game fallen so far behind? Chalk it up to aging, losses, injuries and draft and free agency misses, at least with...

ClutchPoints

Trevor Lawrence signs with Adidas, joins Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers

Trevor Lawrence has yet to play a single minute in the NFL but already, he’s become a sought-after name for endorsement deals. According to reports, sporting goods giant Adidas appears to have snagged the consensus first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft with Lawrence expected to sign a big-money deal with the renowned German […] The post Trevor Lawrence signs with Adidas, joins Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Windy City Gridiron

Bears Sign Marquise Goodwin

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports The former 49er and Olympian flies to the Windy City in a bid to fulfill the Bears’ need for speed at receiver. With the NFL Draft just weeks away the spending in free agency has been light league-wide. Naturally, we’re deep into the first phase of “bargain bin” shopping in regards to the veteran market. That doesn’t mean we won’t see notable players move, far from that. In this case, the Chicago Bears have signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year deal. The terms of the deal have not been revealed just yet. Adam...

Big Blue View

NFL free agency: Giants reportedly hosting DB Jason McCourty

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Could Giants bring veteran DB home to finish his career? The New York Giants are hosting veteran defensive back Jason McCourty on a free agent visit, per a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport says McCourty, who will turn 34 before next season, and the Giants are “exploring a possible move in the future.” That would lead to the impression that a signing of McCourty by the Giants should not be expected in the next day or two. Perhaps the two sides will wait to see what happens in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Giants signed Adoree’...

Titan Sized

Tennessee Titans: 4 Thoughts on a dream backfield featuring Henry, CJ2K

Have you, as Tennessee Titans fans, ever daydreamed about a Henry/Johnson duo? Picture NFL Draft Night, 2021, and the Tennessee Titans are on the clock with the 22nd overall selection of the first round. Roger Goodell slinks shamefully onto the podium, showered in the usual wave of perhaps deserved boos that, at this point, he’s […] Tennessee Titans: 4 Thoughts on a dream backfield featuring Henry, CJ2K - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - Tennessee Titans News and Fan Community

Pats Pulpit

Patriots waive center Dustin Woodard following reinstatement

Photo by Benjamin Solomon/ Memphis product Dustin Woodard was drafted in the seventh round last April. The New England Patriots have waived 2020 draft choice Dustin Woodard, as first shared Friday by Mike Reiss of ESPN. The move made the league transaction wire. The Patriots selected Woodard, 23, in the seventh round last spring at No. 230 overall. The former University of Memphis interior offensive lineman retired before the start of his first NFL training camp and had been reinstated to the active roster from the retired list on April 7. Woodard started 52 games...

Hogs Haven

Ron Rivera/Martin Mayhew Presser: "We feel very confident and comfortable with the quarterbacks on our roster right now.”

Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Rivera and Mayhew talk about Washington's draft/free agency strategy Current Quarterbacks: Washington GM Martin Mayhew: "We do feel very confident and comfortable with the quarterbacks on our roster now."— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) April 16, 2021 Drafting a QB: Wrapped up a zoomer with Martin Mayhew and Ron Rivera... Mayhew on if they HAVE to get a long-term solution at QB: "It's a really good question and one I won't answer for strategic reasons. We feel very confident and comfortable with the...

Horseshoe Heroes

Colts: It’s too risky to solve left tackle and pass rushing voids with rookies

The Indianapolis Colts have two big needs they need to fill heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, as the retirement of Anthony Castonzo and the team’s reluctance to bring back Justin Houston on a long-term deal has the Colts looking for a left tackle with a higher ceiling than Sam Tevi and a potential stud […] Colts: It’s too risky to solve left tackle and pass rushing voids with rookies - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - Indianapolis Colts News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Silver And Black Pride

Former Raiders’ defensive linemen Maurice Hurst and Arden Key not claimed on waivers

Maurice Hurst | Photo by Ethan Miller/ Both Raiders’ 2018 draft picks are now free agents Both Maurice Hurst and Arden Key went unclaimed on waivers on Friday and now the former Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive linemen are unrestricted free agents so they can sign anywhere. The Raiders cut both players on Thursday. Former Raiders DE Arden Key and DT Maurice Hurst each cleared waivers and are now free agents.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 16, 2021 It is a bit of a surprise that Hurst went unclaimed, especially since he was on his rookie contract, had a...

Trading Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers is a step in the Dolphins' rebuild | Golic and Wingo

Trey Wingo does not understand why the Dolphins traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a chance to draft a great player in the 2020 NFL draft, but Mike Golic explains that Miami is taking steps toward rebuilding the team. #NFL ✔

Fantasy Focus Live! Packers and Bears preview

With the last week of preseason upon us, Field Yates and Stephania Bell discuss what players should be on your radar heading into draft night. Today’s team preview takes a look at the Packers and Bears offense. Stream live sports and get premium content

Fantasy Focus Live! Ravens and Bengals preview

Matthew Berry and Field Yates weigh in on Andrew Luck’s retirement from the NFL and fantasy rankings ahead of draft season. Today’s team preview features the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. Stream live sports and get premium content with ESP