1. 2012 NFL Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp Edition

    The majority of NFL roster moves are complete. Only training camp and the preseason stand between now and the start of the season. However, it's entirely possible that each team's roster will look different by the time the regular season begins...

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  2. Stat Predictions for the Top 50 NFL Rookies of 2012

    Predicting how rookies will perform is a tough task, but looking back on previous rookie statistical totals is a great place to start. To develop my projections, I compared members of this rookie class to to past rookies and their production...

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  3. Dwight Howard Contract Dispute Shows Why Fans Can't Relate to Star Athletes

    Athletes receive a lot of criticism and media attention. Some of us feel that they receive too much negative attention, especially athletes like LeBron James and Alex Rodriguez...

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  4. 20 Things We Learned from NFL Minicamps

    Minicamps are a great way to see what trends are developing in the NFL . We get a look at which players are ready to emerge as superstars, which veterans appear on the decline and how teams plan to get their stars involved in the game plan...

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  5. 12 NFL Rookies That Fell Flat on Their Faces at NFL Minicamps

    There are more than a few levels of "falling on your face" when it comes to football. Not every mistake is a disaster, but for a rookie, any mistake can hurt his career...

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  6. Predicting the Top Pro Bowl Candidate for Every NFL Roster in 2012

    Earning a Pro Bowl selection comes down to production, popularity and opportunity. Players like Tom Brady and Drew Brees get so much attention that even an average season can end with a Pro Bowl appearance...

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  7. Projecting 2011 NFL Rookies Who Will Make Major 2nd-Year Leaps

    This fall, some 2011 rookies are primed to make a major statement in their second year in the NFL . Cam Newton had a great rookie season, but he isn't one of the players who will have a major leap in his second season...

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  8. Predicting Win-Loss Record for Every New NFL Coach in 2012

    Of the seven new coaches in the NFL , I predict that only two will have a losing record in their first season. Some of the newly hired coaches are taking over teams with a ton of talent and only needed a change at the top to succeed...

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  9. NFL Draft 2012: Best, Worst Scenarios for Every Team's First Draft Pick

    The NFL draft is such an exciting event partly because of its unpredictability. Everyone hopes that their team's top choice ends up developing into an All-Pro player, but the truth is some will fail to meet expectations...

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  10. Redrafting the 2008 NFL Draft

    While the 2008 NFL draft featured several very good players, the draft class as a whole was below average. The first round featured as many as 13 players who could be considered busts...

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  11. A Look Ahead at the NFL Award Winners in 2012

    Training camp hasn't even started, but it's never too early to start talking about potential award winners. This year will begin a shift to a new crop of NFL stars...

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  12. NFL Predictions: The 21 Rookies with the Most 1st-Year Potential

    This year's NFL rookie class is going to have a greater impact than last year's, which featured the likes of Cam Newton and Von Miller...

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  13. NFL Rookies from Each Team with the Most Upside and Potential

    A team's top pick doesn't always turn out to be the most successful player out of a draft class. The best example is Tom Brady , who was the New England Patriots' seventh player taken in the 2000 draft...

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  14. Stock Up, Stock Down for NFL's Most Talked-About Young Players

    NFL teams remain successful because of their ability to develop young players. The offseason is where these players improve and earn opportunities to be a part of the game plan. This is why it's important to monitor the offseason stock of each player...

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  15. Which NFL Stars Will Have the Biggest Dropoff in Production in 2012?

    The loss of production from a star player doesn't always spell disaster for an NFL team. In fact, nine out of the 10 players that show up on my list won't hurt their team's win total because of their lower stat total...

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  16. 15 NFL Players Whose Greatness Won't Be Measured by Stats in 2012

    The word "greatness" has a few different meanings in my book, especially when talking about football. In the case of this article, greatness doesn't only mean individual numbers; it also deals with versatility and teamwork...

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  17. 2012 NFL OTAs: Biggest Winners and Losers So Far

    Many say that OTAs don't have much of an impact on the regular season, but I disagree with that sentiment. The time spent during the summer is what helps players learn the playbook and develop chemistry...

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  18. The 15 Best Day 1 Rookie Starters in NFL History

    Recent rookies like Cam Newton and Ndamukong Suh quickly made an impact in the NFL . However, they have yet to prove they can sustain long term success...

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  19. NFL Offseason: Rookie Receiving the Most Buzz for Every Team Thus Far

    An NFL franchise's first-round pick always creates buzz and gets a lot of media attention. However, there are plenty of other rookies that make a major impact in their first season...

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  20. 15 NFL Rookies Guaranteed to Prove Experts Wrong in 2012-13

    More than a handful of rookies from the 2012 NFL draft class will make experts eat their words and backtrack on their criticism. Several will even contend for Rookie of the Year honors...

    Jon Dove Written by Jon Dove about 2 years ago 47,596 reads 99 comments

  21. 6 Undrafted Free Agents with the Best Backstories

    NFL draft prospects typically end up undrafted because they don't have enough talent, are an injury concern or have off-field issues. Players with multiple run-ins with the law or signs of immaturity tend to have the most interesting stories...

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  22. The Latest 2013 NFL Draft Big Board

    My first 2013 NFL Draft Big Board will look completely different by next April, but expect to see Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas to remain close to the top of the board...

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  23. Stock Up, Stock Down for NFL Rookie Camps

    NFL rookie camps really don't mean all that much, but it's still important to perform well. These early evaluations will carry on into training camp, so the rookies that hope to break the starting lineup must make a great early impression...

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  24. Will Jay Cutler Make Progress or Regress in 2012?

    The Chicago Bears made some positive changes to the offensive coaching staff. The elevation of Mike Tice and hire of Jeremy Bates will really help Jay Cutler . Bates worked with Cutler in Denver , and both feel comfortable as a unit...

    Jon Dove Written by Jon Dove about 2 years ago 13,207 reads 41 comments

  25. 50 NFL Players Who Must Make a Major Second-Year Leap

    The type of talent that enters the NFL draft every season limits the patience of each organization. This lack of patience by the organization is accompanied by a lack of patience from the coaching staff...

    Jon Dove Written by Jon Dove about 2 years ago 7,160 reads 16 comments