1. Early Favorites for the No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2016 NFL Draft

    An Andrew Luck or Jadeveon Clowney -caliber prospect isn't available for the 2016 NFL draft. There isn't a talent so special that he will go wire-to-wire as the favorite to become the first player selected...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 1 hour ago 1,197 reads 2 comments

  2. Undrafted Rookies Making Noise in Offseason Workouts

    As important as the seven rounds of the NFL draft are, the undrafted free agents figure into the NFL’s plan to a great degree as well. Every team has, and relies on players who went undrafted to win week after week...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 5 hours ago 2,148 reads 1 comments

  3. Bigger Top 10 Draft Misses Since 2010: NFL or NBA?

    In sports, nothing can set a franchise back like missing out on a top 10-draft pick. With all of the scouting reports and player evaluations at the disposal of franchises, you'd think there wouldn't be so many flops...

    Giancarlo Ferrari-King Written by Giancarlo Ferrari-King about 20 hours ago 150 reads 0 comments

  4. Rounding Up Early Buzz on NFL's Big-Name Rookies

    Now that the first round of rookie camps are in the books, it is time to round up some of the early buzz on the top rookies from the 2015 NFL draft...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 2 days ago 65,847 reads 69 comments

  5. What Everett Golson Must Do at FSU to Establish Himself as Legit NFL QB Prospect

    A string of impressive performances early last fall put Everett Golson ’s NFL draft stock on a hype train that was traveling full speed ahead...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 4 days ago 68,952 reads 87 comments

  6. 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 4 days ago 102,660 reads 161 comments

  7. Joey Bosa Is a Terrific NFL Prospect, but Not on Par with J.J. Watt, No One Is

    As a whole, football fans expect too much from draft picks. While they are the lifeblood of all 32 NFL franchises, the standards we hold high selections to can be enormous, which sets them up for failure...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 5 days ago 40,984 reads 133 comments

  8. What to Expect from Top Rookie NFL Running Backs in 2015

    The 2015 NFL draft produced one of the most highly touted classes of running backs in recent memory. The class snapped a two-year drought of running backs in the first round and saw eight selected within the first three rounds...

    Ryan McCrystal Written by Ryan McCrystal about 6 days ago 25,191 reads 69 comments

  9. Meet Baylor's Shawn Oakman: The Nation's Most Overrated 2016 NFL Draft Prospect

    Baylor Bears defensive end Shawn Oakman draws attention wherever he goes. It's nearly impossible not to since he stands 6'9", weighs 280 pounds and has a physique that is taken ...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 6 days ago 59,593 reads 111 comments

  10. Jay Ajayi Will Be the Breakout Rookie of 2015

    The NFL is known as a pass-first league, and rookie running backs aren’t valued as highly as they once were...

    Curtis Calhoun Written by Curtis Calhoun about 6 days ago 3,340 reads 2 comments

  11. Buying or Selling Each 1st-Round Rookie as a Day 1 Starter

    Expectations can be a heavy burden on drafted players, particularly those expected to become the new face of a franchise after being selected in the first round...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 7 days ago 55,001 reads 69 comments

  12. 10 NFL Rookies Guaranteed to Disappoint in Their 1st Season

    The NFL draft is in the distance and rookies continue to sign their professional contracts as minicamps progress through the summer, but some first-year players will struggle to prove their true worth in their first season...

    Douglas J Miller Written by Douglas J Miller about 8 days ago 1,052 reads 2 comments

  13. Hottest Rookie Storylines During NFL Offseason Workouts

    If you are a fan of the NFL draft, the developing storylines that immediately follow the first round of rookie minicamps are exciting to follow...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 9 days ago 78,200 reads 137 comments

  14. The Best Rookie Storylines at Baltimore Ravens OTAs

    You can feel the upcoming NFL season inching closer when teams begin organized team activities. The Baltimore Ravens have already held their rookie minicamps to get their newest players acclimated to the NFL...

    Jason Marcum Written by Jason Marcum about 9 days ago 8,261 reads 20 comments

  15. Ohio State's 2016 NFL Draft Class Could Be Historically Great

    Ohio State set a record in the 2004 NFL draft, in which it had 14 total players selected, the most picks ever from one school in a single selection meeting...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 days ago 133,300 reads 119 comments

  16. 2016 NFL Draft Prospects Overshadowed Yet More Prepared Than Touted Teammates

    The "Fail for Cardale" campaigns have already started for teams trapped in the endless search for a franchise quarterback. I'm looking at you, Cleveland ...

    Brent Sobleski Written by Brent Sobleski about 11 days ago 60,614 reads 50 comments

  17. How Shane Ray Can Thrive with Von Miller for Denver Broncos

    One of the most interesting moves of the 2015 NFL draft was the Denver Broncos making a move in the first round to go up and get former Missouri linebacker Shane Ray...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 11 days ago 3,971 reads 5 comments

  18. Christian Hackenberg Must Revert to Old Ways to Be Next Year's No. 1 Pick

    Football isn't baseball. You can't use advanced stats to get a good grasp of how an individual performs when there are 22 moving players who impact counting numbers...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 11 days ago 26,452 reads 67 comments

  19. Assessing SS Jaquiski Tartt's 2015 Role with the 49ers

    On paper, the San Francisco 49ers did not need to add a safety in the 2015 NFL draft. But San Francisco did so anyway—drafting former Samford safety Jaquiski Tartt with its second-round pick...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 12 days ago 12,201 reads 36 comments

  20. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Each Baltimore Ravens Rookie

    The Baltimore Ravens have added nine draft picks to the 2015 roster. Though each player will have different expectations placed on him, it's possible all nine players make an impact as rookies...

    Jason Marcum Written by Jason Marcum about 12 days ago 5,218 reads 21 comments

  21. Hit the Ground Running: 4 Rookies to Watch During NFL Rookie Minicamps

    The beginning of the NFL season starts with a team's offseason program, specifically during rookie minicamps . This allows newly drafted rookies to become more familiar with the professional level and to get off to a great start with their new teams..

    Curtis Calhoun Written by Curtis Calhoun about 12 days ago 466 reads 0 comments

  22. Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and the Tricky Business of Predraft Insurance Policies

    About six months ago, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu was considered to be a lock as an early-round pick in the NFL draft. In October, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked the Oregon cornerback as the best prospect in the league at that position ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 13 days ago 42,043 reads 24 comments

  23. What Cardale Jones Must Prove to NFL Scouts to Become Top QB in 2016 Draft

    "I’ve got some pretty impressive tools in my garage as well, but it doesn’t make me a master carpenter...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 13 days ago 28,570 reads 115 comments

  24. NFL Rookies Most Likely to Make the Pro Bowl

    While difficult, it is not out of the question for an NFL rookie to make the Pro Bowl. Between salary-cap constraints and roster limits, teams are asking more and more from their first-year players...

    Curt Popejoy Written by Curt Popejoy about 13 days ago 51,391 reads 102 comments

  25. Tom Cable: Spread Offenses in College Are “a Huge Disservice” to Players

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 14 days ago 554 reads 0 comments