1. Logan Thomas Has Work to Do Before He Can Be the Top 2013 NFL Draft Quarterback

    Teams are going to talk themselves into loving Logan Thomas come draft time, whether it's in 2013 or 2014 (it'll be 2013). His scouting report has to begin with his ideal size...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 2,359 reads 9 comments

  2. Cowboys Undrafted RB Lance Dunbar Hopes to Catch on with Adopted Hometown Team

    Making an NFL roster as an undrafted free agent might be the hardest task some rookies have faced in their entire life, but for Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar, making the most of fresh starts is a routine matter...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 6,468 reads 5 comments

  3. Which Rookies Could Start Right Away for the Indianapolis Colts?

    The Colts will begin the monumental task of life after Peyton Manning this year, and their rookie class will play a large part in the mission of "moving on...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 2,952 reads 7 comments

  4. Lions 3rd-Round Pick Bentley Could Push to Start at CB After Berry's DUI Arrest

    In a story becoming all too familiar to Lions fans, another young player and potential key cog was arrested over the weekend...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,599 reads 21 comments

  5. Why Are the Kansas City Chiefs Publicly Babying First-Round Pick Dontari Poe?

    The minicamp and OTA hype can get very deep in May and June. The term "coachspeak" and phrase "everyone looks good in shorts" get thrown around a lot...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,220 reads 29 comments

  6. Flynn's Mediocre Spring Leaves Door Open for Rookie Wilson to Be Seahawks' QB

    Ten million dollars guaranteed over three years isn't exactly "franchise quarterback money." It certainly isn't "backup quarterback money" either...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 7,258 reads 28 comments

  7. Why Geno Smith Might Be the Best Quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft

    West Virginia's Geno Smith is the kind of quarterback who suffers during the pre-draft period. He's not a terrific athlete. He's not a statuesque pocket passer at 6'3", 214. He doesn't come from a program known for creating NFL quarterbacks...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 6,320 reads 23 comments

  8. Lessons Learned from Indianapolis Colts', Ryan Grigson's 2012 Draft Strategy

    When the future prospects of the Indianapolis Colts are discussed, general manager Ryan Grigson's name is rarely one of the first heard, but maybe it should be...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,461 reads 16 comments

  9. Which Rookies Could Start Right Away for the St. Louis Rams?

    With the number of top-100 picks (six) and holes on the St. Louis Rams ' depth chart, perhaps the easier question is "Which rookies won't start for the St...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 5,872 reads 7 comments

  10. Christian-Based Vocal Leadership of Jets Coming from Rookie LB Davis, Not Tebow

    Most coaches want to create a positive buzz around their rookie class, and few are as enthusiastic about their players (or just in general) as New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 6,981 reads 49 comments

  11. Can Ronnie Hillman Overtake Willis McGahee on the Broncos' Depth Chart?

    When the Broncos selected Ronnie Hillman in the third round this year, most believed he would play second fiddle to Willis McGahee for at least this year, if not longer...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 5,135 reads 11 comments

  12. Which Rookies Could Start Right Away for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    It's a new era in Tampa Bay as Raheem Morris is out and Greg Schiano is in as head coach. The new coach will want to put his fingerprints on the team's style of play and personnel through his depth chart decisions...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,018 reads 8 comments

  13. Cardinals Reportedly Taking It Slow with Floyd, but Is That the Right Approach?

    Usually the headlines during this month-plus long lull in the NFL calendar tout the chances of a first-round pick breaking into the starting lineup. In Arizona, the noise coming out of the desert points in the opposite direction...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 3,272 reads 21 comments

  14. 2013 NFL Draft WR Prospect Justin Hunter More Than a Track Star Playing Football

    It's easy to pigeonhole Tennessee junior wide receiver Justin Hunter. He is a world-class long jumper and high jumper, so he must be a track athlete trying to fit in on the football field...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 283 reads 6 comments

  15. Chan Gailey Says Camp Battle at Left Tackle, but the Job Belongs to Cordy Glenn

    Coachspeak demands not handing anything to rookies in May and June, lest they feel entitled when the action gets more intense in training camp and the preseason...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 2,406 reads 5 comments

  16. Melvin Ingram a Key to New Chargers Defensive Coordinator Pagano's Success

    The Chargers defense declined last year under new defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, and he took the fall at the end of the season...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,248 reads 4 comments

  17. Buffalo 3rd-Rounder Graham Gets 1st-Team Reps but Still Has a Long Way to Go

    The Buffalo Bills surprised the draft community by taking speedy wide receiver TJ Graham in the third round. He was widely seen as a sixth or seventh-round pick by most draftniks, a "track athlete playing football...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 3,774 reads 6 comments

  18. Which Rookies Could Start Right Away for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

    Right now, the fate of the 2012 Jacksonville Jaguars rests more on one second-year starting quarterback than the performance of the entire 2012 rookie class...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 1,996 reads 4 comments

  19. Lessons Learned from Baltimore Ravens', Ozzie Newsome's 2012 Draft Strategy

    The Ravens are on the short list of the best teams in the NFL over the last four years, and a good part of that is because general manager Ozzie Newsome is on the short list of the best war room generals in the league...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 2,401 reads 2 comments

  20. Marcus Lattimore: What Is 2013 NFL Draft Top Prospect's Most Underrated Skill?

    Between now and the 2013 NFL Draft , when South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will be the top running-back prospect (assuming he declares for the draft and gets back to ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 2,023 reads 0 comments

  21. Recapping New York Jets' Rookie Performances from Minicamps and OTAs

    As a team that made back-to-back AFC championships going into 2011, the Jets had high expectations for the season, only to struggle to a mediocre 8-8 finish...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,002 reads 14 comments

  22. Which Rookies Could Start Right Away for the Seattle Seahawks?

    The only thing we really know about drafts in the Carroll/Schneider era of the Seattle Seahawks is that we can never even be reasonably sure what the team will do in the draft...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 6,379 reads 10 comments

  23. How Good Are the New Orleans Saints at Building Their Roster Through the Draft?

    The downtime between OTA/minicamps and the start of training camps gives us a chance to ask some big-picture questions about teams...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 4,889 reads 11 comments

  24. Martin Projected as Buccaneers Starting RB, but 'Likely to Share' with Blount

    When Scott Reynolds of the Pewter Report, a definitive source for all things Tampa Bay Buccaneers , reported that LeGarrette Blount was getting the majority of the first-team reps ...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 2,725 reads 6 comments

  25. Ryan Tannehill's Bid to Start Miami Dolphins' Season Opener Already Fading

    Maybe the Miami Dolphins signed Chad Ochocinco because they knew that Ryan Tannehill's "rookie trying to start at quarterback" storyline would be going nowhere by the time Hard Knocks started filming later this summer...

    Sigmund Bloom Written by Sigmund Bloom about 2 years ago 5,364 reads 20 comments