1. Making the Case for Blake Bortles as 2014 NFL Draft's Top Overall Pick

    Sometimes NFL teams can be sold on upside, potential and what the future may hold, and that way of thinking is what Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles will be selling to the Houston Texans...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 16,831 reads 68 comments

  2. Making the Case for Johnny Manziel as 2014 NFL Draft's Top-Overall Pick

    Johnny Manziel , Heisman Winner and...first-overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft? Hey, it could happen. No, seriously—it could. In the draft, anything goes...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 20,395 reads 140 comments

  3. Buffalo Bills Should Negotiate with Jairus Byrd, but Must Set Financial Limit

    Because the Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd couldn't come to an agreement on a long-term deal last summer, as the 2014 free-agency period approaches, the two parties again find themselves in an awkward situation...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 5,855 reads 20 comments

  4. Is Teddy Bridgewater Becoming a Forgotten Man?

    "Hey, remember me?" That's not a real quote from Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater , but it certainly could be...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 16,776 reads 124 comments

  5. NFL Free Agents 2014: Re-Evaluating the Market After the Super Bowl

    While many have shifted their attention to NFL draft season after Super Bowl XLVIII, let's not forget that the frenetic free-agency period actually comes first...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 54,342 reads 59 comments

  6. How Super Bowl XLVIII, 2013 Season Tabbed Kam Chancellor as the Prototype Safety

    There was nothing prototypical about Kam Chancellor when he entered the NFL out of Virginia Tech in 2010, but now, after three productive seasons with the Seattle Seahawks , he's become a prototype of his own...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 10,887 reads 28 comments

  7. Super Bowl 2014: Grading New York, New Jersey as XLVIII Metropolitan Host Area

    Super Bowl XLVIII was a drubbing of epic proportions, but how did New York/New Jersey do as a host city? The Seattle Seahawks controlled every phase of the game en route to a 43-8 victory over Peyton Manning and the record-setting Denver Broncos..

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 9,008 reads 7 comments

  8. New York Jets Must Give Geno Smith at Least 1 More Year

    Please be patient with young NFL quarterbacks. Sure, it's not particularly easy to do so living and breathing in today's instant-gratification, waiting-averse society, but we ...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 3,937 reads 28 comments

  9. How Much Should 49ers Be Willing to Pay to Keep Colin Kaepernick?

    Underneath the tattoos, the collection of retro hats he likes to wear backwards and competitive banter with divisional adversary Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick seems like a pretty reasonable guy...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 33,223 reads 244 comments

  10. NFL Honors Awards 2014: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    With the NFL handing out annual awards the day before Super Bowl XLVIII, Bleacher Report decided to piece together an award ceremony of its own. All the typical awards are accounted for, but we've added a few "specialty" awards for some extra flavor.

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 47,729 reads 214 comments

  11. Why We Should Embrace Gregg Williams' Return to NFL Prominence

    Isn't America the land of second chances? Or is it just that human beings in general deserve second chances because they're actually programmed to make mistakes? Yes and yes...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 8,554 reads 26 comments

  12. Super Bowl XLVIII: Projecting Winners & Losers for Every Key Matchup

    Pitting the Denver Broncos' No. 1 offense against the Seattle Seahawks' No. 1 defense, Super Bowl XLVIII is absolutely loaded with excellent one-on-one matchups...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 11,452 reads 55 comments

  13. Super Bowl 2014: Stat Predictions for Game's Key Players

    Super Bowl XLVIII is oozing with tremendous one-on-one matchups and legitimate star power. Peyton Manning could put a cherry on top of the greatest quarterback season in ...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 340,592 reads 161 comments

  14. Predicting the 2014 NFL Hall of Fame Class

    The 2014 Hall of Fame class is loaded with legendary pass-rushers, stud offensive linemen and iconic wide receivers, which will make the voting process extremely difficult...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 48,949 reads 101 comments

  15. My Senior Bowl Story

    "It's like a football convention," a fellow writer told me who had been to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. over the past few years. A football convention? Sounded like paradise...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 303 reads 0 comments

  16. What's Next for Bills After Losing Mike Pettine to Browns?

    The move from Dave Wannstedt to Mike Pettine was like going from bland chop steak to tender filet mignon for the Buffalo Bills . But now, they'll have to find another prime cut to run their talented, but occasionally, faulty defense in 2014...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 6,308 reads 16 comments

  17. Even with New Format, Pro Bowl's Success Hinges on the Players' Performance

    Forget the contrived "draft" hoopla that surrounded this year's Pro Bowl —fans and media will always take the all-star exhibition as seriously as the players do. And if you've watched, the players don't take the game very seriously at all...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 5,178 reads 9 comments

  18. 2014 Senior Bowl: Draft Scouting Notes & Observations from Week's Practices

    In the last padded practice of the week at the Senior Bowl, many players looked as if they were a bit more comfortable and moved past the jitters that plagued them on Monday and Tuesday...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 26,861 reads 30 comments

  19. What Role Could Percy Harvin Play in Super Bowl XLVIII?

    Although head coach Pete Carroll recently said Percy Harvin "should be fine" on ESPN's 710 AM Brock and Danny, the Seattle Seahawks can't plan to rely on him in Super Bowl XLVIII ...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 3,445 reads 25 comments

  20. NFC Championship Loss Shouldn't Define 49ers' Tumultuous Season

    It was Super Bowl or bust for the San Francisco 49ers this season—or was it? Well, based on last year's result, it'd be easy to assume Jim Harbaugh's squadron would deem ...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 3,985 reads 51 comments

  21. 2014 Senior Bowl: Complete List of Weigh-in Results for Every Prospect

    The 2014 Senior Bowl got underway in the charming city of Mobile, Alabama, on Monday, January 20th with the official weigh-ins of all the NFL draft prospects in attendance...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 16,316 reads 18 comments

  22. How Will the Patriots Defend Broncos' Julius Thomas?

    As if covering Demaryius Thomas , Eric Decker and Wes Welker won't be difficult enough for the New England Patriots secondary in the AFC Championship Game, they'll have to deal ...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 3,584 reads 29 comments

  23. Why Hiring Norv Turner Would Be Best Move of Minnesota Vikings' Offseason

    More than anything else, the Minnesota Vikings need offensive competence, especially at the quarterback position...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 16,552 reads 52 comments

  24. Why Vernon Davis Is Key to a 49ers Victory in NFC Championship Game

    Power running, Colin Kaepernick -to- Michael Crabtree connections and soul-crushing defense—that's what the San Francisco 49ers do...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 5,819 reads 30 comments

  25. The Supporting Cast of Epic Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning Rivalry

    The consistent dominance of quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have made the matchup between their two teams a clash-of-the-titans spectacle, but a handful of contributors make the Brady-Manning Bowl a gripping rivalry over the years...

    Chris Trapasso Written by Chris Trapasso about 11 months ago 6,840 reads 14 comments