1. Is Rookie WR Tyler Lockett the Seahawks' New Golden Tate?

    The similarities between the recently departed free agent and incoming draft pick are undeniable. Their individual skill sets are too close—and the price paid for the replacement too high—for anything but the obvious to be true...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 20,365 reads 100 comments

  2. How Matt Kalil Can Salvage His Free-Falling Career with the Vikings in 2015

    The roller-coaster career of Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil is entering its most important stretch, and the former No. 4 overall pick is now doing everything he can to make sure his body cooperates for the ride...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 11,088 reads 33 comments

  3. Are the Vikings the NFL's Strongest Dark-Horse Playoff Team in 2015?

    The Minnesota Vikings had just finished an encouraging seven-win season under first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater , but the self-congratulating was on hold...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 34,670 reads 188 comments

  4. Eric Kendricks-Anthony Barr Pairing Gives Vikings Perfect LB Duo for Today's NFL

    Two college roommates drafted in back-to-back years are teaming up to give the Minnesota Vikings the ideal linebacking duo for today's NFL ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 19,405 reads 71 comments

  5. Jake Ryan Gives Packers Long-Term Flexibility for Clay Matthews, ILB Position

    The Green Bay Packers drafted former Michigan inside linebacker Jake Ryan —a player the team clearly loves as an answer at the defense's weakest position—but don't ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 18,074 reads 32 comments

  6. Brett Hundley Falls into Perfect Situation in Green Bay as Aaron Rodgers' Backup

    A flawed but talented quarterback, Brett Hundley needed to land in a setting where he could sit on the bench and learn the professional game without the pressures of playing early...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 65,708 reads 100 comments

  7. TJ Clemmings Is Huge Draft Steal for Vikings After Foot Injury Causes Free Fall

    Thanks to a recently discovered injury that caused one of the draft's deepest slides down the board, the Minnesota Vikings were provided the opportunity in the fourth round to take a fringe first-round prospect in Pittsburgh tackle T...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 25,045 reads 31 comments

  8. Browns Give Johnny Manziel a Safety Cushion by Drafting RB Duke Johnson

    What is one way to help a recent first-round quarterback coming off a disastrous rookie season and a short stint in offseason rehab? Give him a game-breaking, three-down running back with explosive speed and pass-catching chops...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 18,576 reads 59 comments

  9. Can Ameer Abdullah Replace Reggie Bush as Lions' Explosive Back?

    The Detroit Lions used the 54th overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft to select Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, an electric playmaker who figures to be an ideal replacement for the departed Reggie Bush as Detroit's next big-play threat...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 17,042 reads 51 comments

  10. Did Chiefs Steal the Draft's Top Cornerback in Marcus Peters?

    The Kansas City Chiefs were not the first team to select a cornerback in the opening round of the 2015 NFL draft, but it's quite possible the club still drafted the best player at the position with the No...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 17,954 reads 31 comments

  11. Packers Must Sort Through Red Flags at ILB Position in 2015 NFL Draft

    Finding answers at inside linebacker—the Green Bay Packers ' biggest positional need coming into the 2015 NFL draft—has required general manager Ted Thompson and his ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 22,144 reads 97 comments

  12. Is Wake Forest CB Kevin Johnson a 1st-Round Lock?

    Given the needs at the position permeating the first round and the apparent love of his skill set around the league, Wake Forest cornerback Kevin Johnson now looks like a strong bet to crack the first 32 selections in the 2015 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 2,775 reads 10 comments

  13. Predicting Landing Spots for the NFL's Most Controversial Draft Prospects

    Projecting college players to the NFL game is already a difficult enough proposition on its own, but the process becomes much more tedious when teams need to sort through the various ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 29,415 reads 47 comments

  14. MyCole Pruitt Is the Best 2015 Tight End Prospect You Haven't Heard of

    In a draft class featuring precious few elite talents at tight end, Southern Illinois' MyCole Pruitt has a real chance to become the secret star of the position group. Maxx Williams of Minnesota and Clive Walford of Miami (Fl...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 11,358 reads 5 comments

  15. Is Kevin White More Larry Fitzgerald or Cordarrelle Patterson?

    West Virginia receiver Kevin White remains one of the more confounding prospects of the 2015 NFL draft, mostly due to the wide range of potential outcomes once he lands at the next level...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 11,929 reads 46 comments

  16. QB Taylor Heinicke Hopes to Become 1st Player Ever Drafted from Old Dominion

    Taylor Heinicke does not possess a cannon right arm, Ben Roethlisberger -like size or game-breaking speed at the quarterback position. He also did not play for a big-time college football program with a rich history of producing NFL players..

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 33,442 reads 14 comments

  17. Is Kenny Bell Rising to Day 2 Pick in 2015 NFL Draft?

    Count Nebraska's Kenny Bell as another lost name in what seems like a never-ending pool of potential impact receivers in the 2015 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 10,098 reads 14 comments

  18. George Johnson Trade to Tampa Bay Ends in a Win for Detroit Lions

    Unwilling to pay even an insignificant sum for a potential one-hit wonder, the Detroit Lions still managed to pry away some level of compensation in the conclusion with defensive end George Johnson...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 17,854 reads 53 comments

  19. Elite College Production Proves TCU LB Paul Dawson Is More Than Worth the Risk

    Measurably slow, slightly undersized and questionable character-wise would typically represent a three-strikes-and-you're-out scenario for a college linebacker entering the NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 12,028 reads 42 comments

  20. Utah WR Dres Anderson Puts NFL Draft Dream on the Line in Personal Pro Day

    Life as an injured draft prospect can be a grueling waiting game, as Utah receiver Dres Anderson knows a little too well. The son of former NFL great Willie "Flipper" Anderson suffered a season-ending knee injury in October of last year...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 13,380 reads 1 comments

  21. Stevan Ridley Won't Solve Jets Run Game but Will Help Bolster New Offense

    The New York Jets ' signing of Stevan Ridley may seem redundant, but the former New England Patriots running back should provide low-risk, high-upside depth for a New York offense that has added plenty of new pieces this offseason...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 11,735 reads 44 comments

  22. Is Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson Being Overlooked in 2015 NFL Draft?

    Josh Robinson—the 5'8", 217-pound bowling ball of a running back from Mississippi State—might just have a case for being the most overlooked ball-carrier in the 2015 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 9,913 reads 16 comments

  23. John Sullivan Cements Status as One of NFL's Top Underrated Stars with Extension

    The Minnesota Vikings have ensured that one of the game's most underrated stars will anchor the middle of the club's offensive line for at least the next three seasons...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 4,241 reads 12 comments

  24. Zach Zenner Is the Most Productive 2015 NFL Draft Prospect You've Never Heard of

    Look up Zach Zenner of South Dakota State in most major draft databases and you'll likely find his name listed among the fullbacks...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 46,637 reads 70 comments

  25. Dashon Goldson Trade Further Highlights Bust Free-Agent Class of 2013

    Another member of 2013's bust free-agent class is departing the team that once spent millions to acquire him...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 44,632 reads 66 comments