1. San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the Top Defensive Linemen in Franchise History

    Justin Smith's retirement, along with the NFL offseason doldrums, has gotten me thinking more about the San Francisco 49ers ' history...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 8 hours ago 2,851 reads 10 comments

  2. San Francisco 49ers: Justin Smith Versus Patrick Willis in the Hall of Fame

    For San Francisco 49ers fans, the upside of the greatest single-season talent loss since the 2003 season is the possibility of seeing two of their longtime favorites enshrined in Canton in five years as part of the Hall of Fame class of 2020...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 day ago 3,642 reads 6 comments

  3. Carolina Panthers: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2015

    What would the optimal offense look like for the Carolina Panthers in 2015? It all begins with keeping Cam Newton upright. The Panthers had very poor pass protection in 2014...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 5 days ago 9,746 reads 30 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers: Will DeAndre Smelter Develop into an NFL Receiver?

    The San Francisco 49ers surprised some by taking receiver DeAndre Smelter in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL draft. There are a couple of reasons why the pick was unexpected...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 6 days ago 16,326 reads 39 comments

  5. What to Expect from the San Francisco 49ers' Defense in 2015

    It’s safe to say the 2015 San Francisco 49ers ’ defense will look a little different from what fans are used to...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 8 days ago 13,859 reads 50 comments

  6. 5 Carolina Panthers Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2015

    The 2015 Carolina Panthers do not have the world's largest collection of potential breakout talent. This is not as negative a statement as it appears at first glance...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 11 days ago 14,324 reads 32 comments

  7. 5 San Francisco 49ers Starters Facing Make-or-Break Season in 2015

    The one constant in the NFL is change. Between 2013 and 2014, the San Francisco 49ers lost Jonathan Goodwin, Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner and Tarell Brown from their starting lineup...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 14 days ago 8,777 reads 32 comments

  8. Carolina Panthers: Ranking Remaining Offseason Priorities

    With the 2015 NFL draft in the books, the Carolina Panthers can turn their attention to training camp. Most of the roster is already set at this point, and it stands at 90 players after the Panthers signed five tryouts from their rookie minicamp...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 18 days ago 10,738 reads 24 comments

  9. Why NaVorro Bowman Has the Chance to Become the New Face of the 49ers in 2015

    Wanted: a new face for the San Francisco 49ers . Every team has one player who jumps to mind when you think of them. For the Seattle Seahawks , that’s Russell Wilson ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 20 days ago 12,243 reads 41 comments

  10. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players on the Hot Seat in 2015

    With the San Francisco 49ers coming off of an 8-8 season, there are plenty of questions that need to be answered...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 22 days ago 27,953 reads 45 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: Trent Baalke Versus Conventional Wisdom in the 2015 Draft

    It’s easy to criticize the San Francisco 49ers ’ 2015 draft class. Football Outsiders reports that draft graders gave them the second-worst grade this year, with only the Buffalo Bills being less well-received...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 25 days ago 11,189 reads 70 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Ranking the 10 Draft Picks in 2015

    It’s fair to say that, at this point, the San Francisco 49ers ’ 2015 draft class was not as well-received as the 2014 class...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 26 days ago 12,089 reads 34 comments

  13. Breaking Down the Carolina Panthers Roster After the 2015 NFL Draft

    With the end of the draft and most priority free-agent signings, we have a pretty good idea of what players the Carolina Panthers will be bringing into training camp in 2015...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 27 days ago 9,126 reads 50 comments

  14. An In-Depth Look at Carolina Panthers' Most Intriguing Selection, Daryl Williams

    The Carolina Panthers ’ best move in the 2015 NFL draft was trading up 22 slots in the fourth round to take Oklahoma Sooners right tackle Daryl Williams ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 28 days ago 6,213 reads 10 comments

  15. Carolina Panthers 2015 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the Web

    Any grade of a draft in the immediate aftermath of said draft should be taken with a grain of salt. There’s no way to really tell how good a draft class will end up being until it has had several years to develop on the field...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 29 days ago 14,957 reads 26 comments

  16. Carolina Panthers: Complete 2015 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis

    The Carolina Panthers entered the 2015 draft with more picks than they had held in years, sitting on nine possible selections...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 9,461 reads 28 comments

  17. Cameron Artis-Payne to Carolina Panthers: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

    The Carolina Panthers closed their book on the 2015 NFL draft with the selection of Auburn Tigers running back Cameron Artis -Payne with the No. 174 overall pick...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 7,306 reads 12 comments

  18. David Mayo to Carolina Panthers: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

    With their first compensatory selection in the fifth round, the Carolina Panthers selected linebacker David Mayo out of Texas State...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 8,503 reads 13 comments

  19. Daryl Williams to Carolina Panthers: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

    Coming into the draft, offensive tackle was the biggest need for the Carolina Panthers . Yes, they brought in free agent Michael Oher to play left tackle, but that was only an improvement considering how poorly Byron Bell played last season...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 7,640 reads 7 comments

  20. Carolina Panthers Mock Draft: Updated Day 3 Predictions

    The Carolina Panthers left Day 2 of the 2015 NFL draft with significantly less flexibility than when they entered...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 6,548 reads 21 comments

  21. Devin Funchess to Carolina Panthers: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

    It’s pretty clear what the Carolina Panthers are set to do now on offense. They have a 6’5” Kelvin Benjamin playing wide receiver. They have a 6’5” Greg Olsen playing tight end...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 9,258 reads 46 comments

  22. Carolina Panthers Mock Draft: Updated Day 2 Predictions

    Two decisions the Carolina Panthers made in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft could be considered surprises. First of all, they opted to use their first pick to add to their defense rather than to restock their impoverished offense...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 8,880 reads 13 comments

  23. Shaq Thompson to Carolina Panthers: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

    With their first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft , the Carolina Panthers decided to take one of the more interesting all-around defensive prospects in the draft, Washington ’s Shaq Thompson...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 10,315 reads 37 comments

  24. Carolina Panthers Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades

    Follow along with the Carolina Panthers ’ 2015 NFL draft here on Bleacher Report! You’ve reached the slideshow that will give near-instant quick reactions to all of Carolina’s 2015 selections...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 17,786 reads 46 comments

  25. Carolina Panthers Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Predictions

    The 2015 NFL draft has finally arrived! After months of speculation, analysis, scouting and rumors, we’ll finally find out where the top players will end up...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 1 month ago 7,232 reads 40 comments