1. The Math of the Draft: What Do the Numbers Tell Us About NFL Reality?

    The age-old adage is that the NFL draft is the best road to success, both for the franchises and the players. But do the numbers back up that assertion? You already knew the answer: of course they do...

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  2. Stock Up, Stock Down for Each NFL Draft Position Compared to Last Year

    It's inevitable. Last year's crop of rookies has to be compared to the 2013 NFL draft class. It's what we do. Sure, we could wait to see how they fare in their freshman campaigns and go by the numbers...

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  3. 2013 NFL Draft: 10 Prospects That Experts Are Sleeping on

    The 2013 NFL draft is only a couple weeks away, and I'm here to serve as your alarm clock since people are sleeping on several players that deserve more attention. Seriously, wake up...

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  4. Where Does the 2013 Draft Class Rank All Time?

    Studying each 2013 NFL Draft prospect's abilities while projecting where they fit is a great past time...

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  5. The Greatest Player Ever Selected at Each Spot in the NFL Draft

    You know everything about the 2013 NFL draft, from the sleepers to the late bloomers, and every medical condition in between...

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  6. How Manti Te'o Became the Most Controversial Player in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Every good story requires a beginning, a goal, challenges that impede its achievement and a gripping conclusion...

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  7. Every NFL Team's Biggest Whiff so Far This Offseason

    Seeing as MLB Opening Day is just around the corner, it seems fitting to turn attention back to the NFL by utilizing a baseball term: the whiff. Everyone whiffs now and then. It means to take a swing and come up with nothing but air...

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  8. How Free Agency Turned the Cowboys into One of the NFC's Worst Teams

    Experts constantly deride the theory that there is a "winner" in free agency, but the Dallas Cowboys have found a way to be the loser. As in, they now find themselves tucked away in the NFC basement like so many high school trophies...

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  9. The Biggest Takeaways from NFL Free Agency so Far

    Attention, class! Quiet! It's time to sit down, shut up and learn the lessons I've mined from the first couple weeks of NFL free agency. Who am I? My name is Professor Brandon Alisoglu...

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  10. Grading Every NFL Team's Free Agency Strategy

    You've seen who your favorite teams have picked up or let go, but have you found a completely objective grading system that analyzes each franchise's performance? I didn't think so...

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  11. Why the NFL Should Fear the Miami Dolphins in 2013

    The Miami Dolphins have made some recent signings that either kept or acquired sorely needed talent, and it's time the league began to worry. I know. There are hardly any teams out there that can't make a similar statement...

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  12. 5 Players Who'll Never Live Up to Their New Contracts

    Grins usually expose someone who has gotten away with something, whether it was a sly one-liner or a long-term hustle...

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  13. Safety Help Should Be the No. 1 Priority for the Carolina Panthers

    Anytime you fail to go .500, your team has multiple holes that need to be addressed. That holds true for the Carolina Panthers but their biggest need is at safety. Some of you are nodding your head in agreement already...

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  14. 2013 NFL Draft: Predicting the Most Successful Player at Every Position

    This is the part where I scold you for getting excited about whatever NFL free agents your team has landed. In case you forgot, the proper way to build a consistent winner is through the NFL draft...

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  15. What Can We Learn from Former Free-Agent Duds?

    It's finally here! No, not the season. Not even the 2013 NFL draft. But we do have free agency. And that's something that we, as recovering football addicts, can hold onto while we brave another spring...

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  16. Why the Oakland Raiders' Best Draft Strategy Is to Trade Down from No. 3

    Four-letter words and the phrase "jaw dropping" are consistently used to describe the Oakland Raiders draft history. And good isn't one of those choice four-letter words...

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  17. The Complete NFL Pro Day Schedule

    You've digested all of the results from the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, so what are you going to do until the draft? Read up on what's going on with each and every pro day! And how ...

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  18. Power Ranking the Top 10 Overall Athletes in the 2013 NFL Draft

    With the 2013 NFL scouting combine all wrapped up, we now have an empirical basis with which to evaluate each prospect's athletic prowess...

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  19. Huge Red Flags That Emerged from the 2013 NFL Combine

    Some players used the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine to make a bunch of money by improving their draft stock. Unfortunately, this slideshow isn't about those happy campers. It's about the guys who might have cost themselves some serious future compensation...

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  20. Which Skill Positions Players Showed Best in Combine Player Workouts?

    Admit it. The most exciting day of the NFL Scouting Combine is Day 2 since it features all of the skill-position players. We're supposed to care about the linemen, linebackers and defensive backs...

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  21. NFL Speculation: Recapping the Latest Talk from the Combine

    The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine is attempting to bring a little science into the guessing game that will be the 2013 NFL draft. But forget that. It's boring. I'd rather dig into the buzz on the street (or in the bleachers, as it were)...

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  22. Questions That Must Be Answered at the 2013 Scouting Combine

    Seeing as how we are still over two months away from the 2013 NFL draft , there isn't a prospect out there that doesn't have a question or two lingering about him...

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  23. So You've Got the Top Pick in the NFL Draft, Now What Do You Do with It?

    The NFL draft is equivalent to a game show that puts the contestant in front of multiple doors and tells him to choose one. Whatever prize is behind the chosen door is what the contestant will go home with...

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  24. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: The Latest Pre- Combine Projections

    Somebody told me that we're still over two months away from the 2013 NFL draft . After realizing he was right, I cried for a while. Then I decided the only thing I could do to ease the pain was pump out another mock draft...

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  25. NFL Draft Prospects Who Aren't Ready for Prime Time Just Yet

    Picking players in the NFL draft is as much about potential as filling immediate team needs. That's the fine line that general managers must navigate as they select their future franchise cornerstones...

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