1. Under-the-Radar NFL Breakout Candidates in 2016

    While everyone is focused on NFL draft prospects and second-year fantasy players, there are plenty of athletes already in the NFL who are poised for breakout seasons despite many overlooking them in surface-deep analysis...

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  2. Hyped Prospect Mitch Leidner Far from Being a Future NFL Franchise QB

    The definition of a franchise quarterback has changed over the years. Before the salary cap came to the NFL , teams were able to develop their rosters better, as they were able to ...

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  3. Green Bay Packers Offensive Success Next Year Relies on Development of Young WRs

    The Green Bay Packers are in trouble at wide receiver, but if you watched the second half of their 2015 campaign, you knew that already. From the St...

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  4. Why Carl Lawson Can Be 2017 NFL Draft's Top Pass-Rusher

    The 2017 NFL draft class may be the deepest at the edge defender position since 2011, when the likes of Von Miller, Aldon Smith, J.J...

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  5. Can Jimmy Garoppolo Carry New England Patriots in Tom Brady's Absence?

    The name Jimmy Garoppolo, the New England Patriots ' 2014 second-round pick, rang out last offseason. As Tom Brady's backup, the quarterback was slated to begin the 2015 regular ...

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  6. NFL Rookies Who Are Poor Scheme Fits with Their Drafted Team

    There's a lot of positivity in the NFL world right now, as 32 franchises added shiny new toys to play with via the draft. If you search through the news cycle, you'll hear about how rookies are looking great in shorts...

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  7. 2016 NFL Rookies in Best Spots to Make Instant Impact

    It's May, so draft grades are flooding the NFL media landscape. What they are judging can be vague, though...

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  8. Vic Beasley Set for Breakout Season in 2016

    The Atlanta Falcons selected Vic Beasley with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, and he posted four sacks during his rookie season. Still, he's on track to be an impact pass-rusher...

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  9. Despite Top Draft Position, Jaguars Must Temper Expectations for Dante Fowler

    After the NFL draft, we enter this dark, vacant space as a football writing community. With nothing to look forward to in sight, other than veteran optional workouts and rookie ...

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  10. The NFL's Most Interesting Undrafted Free-Agent Matches

    Even after just Day 2 of the draft, many sports fans flip their attention from hearing names read for hours on television to embracing the postseason of either the NBA or NHL...

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  11. How the Green Bay Packers Won the Draft by Building for the Future

    Green Bay Packers fans have an interesting relationship with the people who run their franchise. Despite a 77-34-1 record while the combination of general manager Ted Thompson, ...

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  12. 2017 NFL Draft: An Early Look Ahead to Next Year

    With the 2016 NFL draft class behind us, it's never too early to look toward the future. If you are tired of draft grades, a healthy alternative is to peer at what is coming ahead...

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  13. 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Round 4-7 Projections

    Antonio Brown , Devonta Freeman, Brandon Marshall , Josh Sitton, Geno Atkins, Richard Sherman and Josh Norman...

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  14. 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Rounds 2 and 3 Projections

    Day 1 of the 2016 NFL draft was packed full of more excitement than the entire 2015 draft combined. If it wasn't the San Diego Chargers shocking the world by taking Joey Bosa with ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 3 months ago 608,361 reads 478 comments

  15. 2016 NFL Draft: The Biggest Dominoes of Day 1

    This late in the draft process, no one is unearthing gem prospects. Every one of the 32 NFL franchises have a set big board by now and are focusing on a new task: trying to figure out who comes off the board when...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 3 months ago 12,357 reads 16 comments

  16. 2016 NFL Draft: A Complete Look at This Year's Edge-Rushers

    Even casual football fans know the difference between a first-round quarterback and a second-round quarterback. There is such a finite amount of talent at that position that the vast majority of elite prospects are selected early in the draft...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 3 months ago 24,449 reads 47 comments

  17. Players Worth Reaching for in the 2016 NFL Draft

    The NFL draft is one giant gamble. As much as we like to break down what we believe does and doesn't translate at specific positions from the college level, it's still a transition that is an inexact science...

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  18. Former Top HS Recruit Robert Nkemdiche Getting Overlooked as NFL Draft's Top DL

    Robert Nkemdiche fell out of an Atlanta hotel room window in December. The incident resulted in a marijuana possession arrest for Nkemdiche after the substance was found ...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 3 months ago 18,573 reads 81 comments

  19. 2016 NFL Draft: Pros and Cons of Every Potential Top Overall Pick

    The Los Angeles Rams now own the first overall pick in the NFL draft after trading with the Tennessee Titans, but don't assume they're the only team that could make the selection...

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  20. 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Predictions with Less Than 2 Weeks to Go

    Earlier in the week, the Los Angeles Rams made the splash trade of moving up to the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. After months of debating about what the Tennessee Titans would do the pick, it's now out of their hands...

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  21. 2016 NFL Draft: Prospects Who Could Become Eventual Vet Replacements

    As far as NFL draft coverage goes, we overrate short-term upside. Last year, no one had the New York Jets selecting Leonard Williams, the 3-4 defensive end who joined a team that already had two young 3-4 defensive end prospects on rookie contracts...

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  22. The Biggest Misconceptions About the 2016 NFL Draft

    We're two-and-a-half weeks from the draft, the most important event in the NFL 's offseason. At this point, everyone has a solid grasp on who the popular names in the draft are...

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  23. Montana Pass-Rusher Tyrone Holmes Is 1 of NFL Draft's Best-Kept Secrets

    An athletic pass-rusher from the FCS level might wind up as a massive draft steal when we look back at this draft class five years from now...

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  24. Biggest Question Facing Each NFL Team Ahead of 2016 NFL Draft

    This is the homestretch. Every major pro day is in the books, as are free agency and the combine. The last event before we turn our attention to on-field football is the NFL draft, which will be held in Chicago at the end of this month...

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  25. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Red Flags from the Pro Day Circuit

    As it stands, only two major schools, West Virginia and Texas A&M, have yet to hold their pro days. This means, for the most part, all relevant information that will come out during the draft cycle is already on the table...

    Justis Mosqueda Written by Justis Mosqueda about 4 months ago 55,091 reads 35 comments