1. Why DeAndre Hopkins Is the Best WR Nobody Is Talking About

    The Houston Texans have a young player ready to become a household name in 2014, and it isn't Jadeveon Clowney . It's second-year wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 day ago 13,960 reads 60 comments

  2. Johnny Manziel Must Give Up Off-Field Antics, Be Leader Browns Desperately Need

    For a guy nicknamed "Johnny Football," Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sure makes a whole lot of headlines off the field...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 days ago 23,360 reads 198 comments

  3. Is Tyler Eifert Ready to Make Big Leap in Second NFL Season?

    In an NFL where the tight end is becoming more and more integral, what is in store for the top tight end from the 2013 draft class? Tyler Eifert was selected 21st overall by ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 7 days ago 9,652 reads 21 comments

  4. Jimmy Graham Ruling Is Fair by the Book, but It's Time to Change the Book

    What's in a name? Jimmy Graham is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints officially. No ifs, ands or buts about it. This, following a ruling by NFL special arbitrator Stephen Burbank, as Ian Rapoport of NFL media first reported...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 9 days ago 61,306 reads 221 comments

  5. Is Nick Foles Already a Top-10 Quarterback?

    We know how effective the Philadelphia Eagles offense can be, but just how good is their trigger man? Quarterback Nick Foles wasn't drafted to run Chip Kelly's offense, nor was he drafted to take a starting role so quickly...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 11 days ago 44,936 reads 405 comments

  6. Is Jamie Collins the Next Great Breakout Linebacker?

    The linebacker position isn't dying in the NFL , but it's certainly changing, and New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins may be the next big breakout player to benefit from the shift...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 16 days ago 22,022 reads 99 comments

  7. Logan Thomas Makes Perfect Sense as the Arizona Cardinals' QB of the Future

    Logan Thomas has been a bit of a punching bag the past couple of years, but he's the ideal choice to take the baton as the Arizona Cardinals ' next franchise quarterback...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 17 days ago 31,174 reads 73 comments

  8. Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson Ahead of Field as Best Young NFL Quarterback

    Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks is the best young quarterback in the NFL . This isn't a difficult opinion to defend following a Super Bowl win, especially when he played well enough on that ultimate stage to nearly garner MVP honors...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 23 days ago 41,010 reads 680 comments

  9. Everything NFL Fans Should Know About Mandatory Minicamps

    If the NFL isn't careful, the offseason is going to become as difficult to understand as what is or isn't a catch...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 25 days ago 64,769 reads 48 comments

  10. Does Richie Incognito Deserve Another Chance in the NFL?

    What pound of flesh does Richie Incognito need to deliver to play in the NFL again? Most of us know the story and all the sordid details by now...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 28,733 reads 336 comments

  11. What Does Colin Kaepernick Have to Do to Justify Monster Contract?

    It's one thing to land a big contract in the NFL . It's an entirely different battle to justify that contract and earn every penny of the gaudy total...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 19,836 reads 165 comments

  12. NFL Can Gain Its Conscience Without Losing Its Edge

    Does the NFL have to change to become a bigger and better company? Many fans, as well as older former players, coaches and other employees tend to fight against the idea of changing anything about the league's DNA...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 26,459 reads 97 comments

  13. What NFL Teams Want to See at Offseason Workouts

    It's getting harder and harder for players to make an impact during the NFL offseason. With the new collective bargaining agreement, one of the wins players got during the negotiations ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 56,626 reads 40 comments

  14. Which 2nd-Year QB Will Make the Biggest Leap in 2014?

    No time period in a young quarterback's career is as important as his first full NFL offseason. Think about it this way: A passer gets drafted into the NFL and is thrust into a spotlight few college players can fathom...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 62,296 reads 262 comments

  15. Building the Blueprint for a Stellar Rookie Season for Johnny Manziel

    What can Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns do to put together a perfect rookie season for the first-round pick? Lost in all of this fake drama about Manziel ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 28,976 reads 122 comments

  16. The Flag and the Shield: The Long Alliance Between the NFL and US Military

    Where does the NFL end and the U.S. military begin? These days, it can be hard to tell. From the military-stylized fanfare that goes into an NFL broadcast to the warfare terminology ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 35,374 reads 108 comments

  17. Michael Sam Puts Football Before Fame and Fortune by Postponing Reality Show

    Michael Sam doing a reality show is a fantastic idea...just not now. That's the decision the St. Louis Rams defensive end made this weekend after a whirlwind couple of weeks ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 21,324 reads 88 comments

  18. Jaguars Betting Long Shot Blake Bortles Turns Franchise Around for Good

    In the past six seasons, the Jacksonville Jaguars are 31-65. The team is hoping first-round quarterback Blake Bortles changes its fortunes for good...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 14,203 reads 66 comments

  19. Is Colt Lyerla Worth the Risk as an NFL Undrafted Free Agent?

    In the not-too-distant past, former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla was a potential first-round pick. Now, he's still waiting for a chance to latch on as a tryout player for one of the 32 NFL teams that passed on him time and again in the draft...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 1 month ago 90,602 reads 262 comments

  20. 2015 NFL Draft: An Early Look Ahead to Next Year

    The NFL draft is over! Long live the NFL draft! With the 2014 draft in the books, it's insane to start looking forward to 2015, but I am just that crazy. But, hey, you're here too...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 69,533 reads 166 comments

  21. 2014 NFL Draft Grades: Full Day 3 Report Card

    Day 3 of the draft is upon us, and teams (along with their fans) are looking for diamonds in the rough to polish and make their very own. Let's start with some context, however...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 304,096 reads 136 comments

  22. 2014 NFL Draft Grades: Round 2 and 3 Report Cards

    Contrary to popular opinion, the NFL draft is not over. Though many people have joyously (or begrudgingly) accepted their teams' first-round draft selections, the conversation ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 594,837 reads 326 comments

  23. 2014 NFL Draft Grades: Full Round 1 Report Card

    In today's NFL , the draft is the premier way to build a team. The economics of the salary cap-based league, the crapshoot that is free agency and the lack of serious trading that ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 1,162,416 reads 975 comments

  24. NFL Draft 2014: Predictions for Day 1

    If you're looking for draft "hot takes," head elsewhere. Everyone has a mock draft or a general idea of how they believe the first round (or rounds) will go—either for their team or overall...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 46,910 reads 56 comments

  25. Khalil Mack: From Relative Unknown to Potential No. 1 Pick

    It shouldn't surprise us anymore when a top draft prospect comes out of nowhere, but it does. Buffalo pass-rusher Khalil Mack has a legitimate shot to go in the first three picks of the draft, with some even thinking he may be in play for No...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 11,640 reads 13 comments