1. Disappointing NFL Rookies Ready to Take Big Leaps Forward in Year 2

    Every NFL draft class has players who disappoint in their first season as a pro, and the rookie class of 2014 was no different...

    Kristopher Knox Written by Kristopher Knox about 1 month ago 48,333 reads 103 comments

  2. 2014 NFL Draft Revisited: Players on the Verge of Being Busts

    It is probably too soon to be definitive as to whether any of the 2014 NFL draft picks are busts, but for some the evidence doesn't look great. Rightly or wrongly, the window for acclimation for these rookies is very small...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 3 months ago 124,329 reads 169 comments

  3. Predicting the NFL's Breakout Sophomores of 2015

    From Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to St...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 3 months ago 279,585 reads 491 comments

  4. Re-Visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2014 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Steelers selected nine players in the 2014 NFL draft. Though it will take at least three seasons to determine whether the draft class was a success, we can look back at each player's rookie year and try to predict the future...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 16,631 reads 77 comments

  5. Revisiting the Cleveland Browns' 2014 Draft

    The Cleveland Browns entered the 2014 NFL draft with 10 picks at their disposal. However, a series of trades left them with six selections, all in the first four rounds...

    Andrea Hangst Written by Andrea Hangst about 6 months ago 6,191 reads 27 comments

  6. Stock Up, Stock Down from 2015 Shrine Week

    In an inexact science, information is crucial. In a perfect world, the NFL draft wouldn't be such a crapshoot...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 7 months ago 63,956 reads 47 comments

  7. NFL Draft 2015: Selection Order and Projections for Hottest Prospects

    Two playoff teams have had their draft positions determined after they were eliminated on the first day of Wild Card Weekend. Arizona's hapless offense let the team down against the Carolina Panthers as the Cards fell 27-16 on the road...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 8 months ago 3,683 reads 0 comments

  8. NFL Draft 2015: Updated Draft Order and Predictions for Top Selections

    With the end of the regular season and most of the bowl games in the books, another layer of information is available to ponder as it pertains to the 2015 NFL draft...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 8 months ago 8,956 reads 0 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 50 Rookies of the 2014 NFL Season

    The NFL ’s 2014 regular season was a successful one for rookies. From skill-position playmakers like New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to stars in the trenches like Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio and St...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 8 months ago 74,570 reads 346 comments

  10. NFL Draft 2015: Projections for Most Buzzworthy 1st-Round Prospects

    With the 2015 NFL draft order set, the buzz for the top pick can begin. Oregon Ducks junior and Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is expected to forgo his senior season to begin his NFL career...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 8 months ago 834 reads 0 comments

  11. 2014 NFL Draft Picks Who Already Look Like Home Runs

    The 2014 NFL season has featured one of the best rookie classes ever. From offensive playmakers like New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 8 months ago 166,425 reads 451 comments

  12. NFL Week 17 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post-Week 16

    Heading into Week 17 of the NFL ’s regular season, no major individual award race has a closer contest than the Defensive Rookie of the Year award, with two outstanding candidates topping off this week’s Bleacher Report NFL Rookie Rankings...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 8 months ago 32,479 reads 86 comments

  13. NFL Week 16 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post-Week 15

    There are at least three rookies on each side of the ball with legitimate arguments to win the Rookie of the Year awards this year, but clear favorites have emerged both offensively and defensively thanks to continued great play in Week 15...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 8 months ago 24,246 reads 53 comments

  14. NFL Week 15 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post Week 14

    With just three weeks remaining in the 2014 NFL season, top candidates for the league’s Rookie of the Year awards are making their final pushes to prove they deserve the top spots in the NFL rookie rankings...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 46,344 reads 90 comments

  15. NFL Week 14 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post-Week 13

    Perhaps they’re hitting the “rookie wall,” as the end of the season is often referred to for first-year players who are accustomed to playing shorter seasons than ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 52,600 reads 79 comments

  16. NFL Week 13 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post Week 12

    No player has made a bigger or faster move up the NFL Rookie Rankings this year than New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has in the past four weeks...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 29,147 reads 60 comments

  17. NFL Week 12 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post-Week 11

    To be a candidate for the NFL Rookie of the Year award—and to hold a spot in the Bleacher Report Rookie Rankings—is becoming more difficult by the week...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 50,176 reads 89 comments

  18. Rams Cornerback E.J. Gaines Proving to Be One of 2014 NFL Draft's Early Steals

    It’s rare for a sixth-round draft pick like E.J. Gaines of the St. Louis Rams to become an immediate starter for his team as an outside cornerback. Gaines has not only taken on that responsibility by starting each of St...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 17,701 reads 22 comments

  19. NFL Week 11 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post-Week 10

    As playoff races are heating up down the stretch of the NFL season, more and more rookies—such as New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 90,897 reads 129 comments

  20. NFL Week 10 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post Week 9

    Now that every NFL team has played at least half of its regular-season games, races for Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards have been narrowed down to the players who have already made consistently strong impacts for their teams...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 31,063 reads 64 comments

  21. Midseason Rookie Report Cards for Every NFL Team

    While some NFL teams are already looking brilliant for the decisions they made during and after the 2014 NFL draft, other general managers might be left to answer tough questions as their teams’ rookie classes are underperforming...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 69,767 reads 97 comments

  22. NFL Week 8 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post Week 7

    With many teams just one game away from the halfway points of their seasons, it's starting to become clear who the top rookies are in the NFL this year...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 20,358 reads 58 comments

  23. 10 NFL Rookies Who Have Been Impressive and Made an Impact This Year

    The 2014 NFL draft class has featured some surprises this year. Very few first-round draft picks have made noise, while some late picks and undrafted players have announced their presence...

    Farzin Vousoughian Written by Farzin Vousoughian about 10 months ago 16,052 reads 80 comments

  24. NFL Week 7 Rookie Rankings: Surveying Rookie Class Post Week 6

    Blockers and tacklers continue to rule the roost from the 2014 NFL draft class, as three offensive linemen and three linebackers make up the top six spots in the league's rookie rankings following Week 6...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 46,431 reads 86 comments

  25. Cleveland Browns Guard Joel Bitonio Quietly Standing out as NFL's Best Rookie

    He might not yet be well recognized because of the position he plays, but Cleveland Browns left guard Joel Bitonio has quietly been as consistent and as positively impactful ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 44,941 reads 78 comments