1. Why C.J. Mosley Could Be the Steal of the 2014 NFL Draft

    A draft-day fall precipitated by his injury history could make Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley one of the best values of the 2014 class...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 36,887 reads 94 comments

  2. Envisioning How the Lions Might Use Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in 2014

    The workload may be similar, but the roles for Detroit Lions running backs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush might change ever so slightly under new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 8,145 reads 17 comments

  3. Packers 2014 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions for Green Bay

    The Green Bay Packers made a rare dip into free agency this spring, but the majority of the roster upgrades for general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy will still come via the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 26,358 reads 63 comments

  4. Pros and Cons of the Lions Trading Up for Sammy Watkins

    The Detroit Lions look to be getting more and more serious about the idea of trading up for Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, who is widely considered the top pass-catcher in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 15,720 reads 126 comments

  5. Why Kyle Fuller Is a Legitimate First-Round Option for the Chicago Bears

    A Chicago Bears defense that is getting long in the tooth on the perimeter could soon find its fountain of youth in the form of Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 15,057 reads 90 comments

  6. Why Zach Mettenberger Might Be the Right QB for the Minnesota Vikings

    A certain level of risk exists in buying into rumors this time of year, but there's enough smoke around LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger and the Minnesota Vikings to be intrigued by the possibility of a real fire come May...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 9,727 reads 41 comments

  7. Vikings Put Pieces in Place for Kyle Rudolph to Shine in 2014

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph probably should have waited a year before claiming to be the best of the best at his position...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 8,117 reads 6 comments

  8. Franchise QBs Who Could See Their Successor Drafted in 2014

    In the modern NFL , quarterbacks are most commonly drafted to be the man on day one—no grooming or development on the bench, just straight into the fire...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 33,035 reads 71 comments

  9. Marquess Wilson Gives Chicago Bears Offense a Chance to Grow in 2014

    There is a buzz radiating from Chicago, and it's not all centered on the early successes of Phil Emery's rebuild of the Bears defense...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 19,915 reads 62 comments

  10. Will the Minnesota Vikings' New Defensive Line Be Among the NFL's Best?

    If money talks—and in the NFL it almost always does— Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has made it crystal clear about how much he values the defensive line...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 21,178 reads 24 comments

  11. How Much Does Julius Peppers Have Left to Offer Packers?

    The Green Bay Packers took a calculated risk when they agreed to a three-year, $26 million deal with 34-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 12,052 reads 17 comments

  12. Jared Allen Finds Best Combination of Money, Title Chance with Chicago Bears

    The free agency wish list for Jared Allen was a relatively simple one; the veteran defensive end wanted to be fairly compensated in his next contract, and he wanted to play for a Super Bowl contender...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 19,557 reads 69 comments

  13. How Has Free Agency Changed Draft Plans in the NFC North?

    The NFC North has feasted on itself during free agency, with a game of musical chairs inside the division filling holes and shifting needs for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 418 reads 0 comments

  14. Latest Compensatory Picks Give Packers, Ted Thompson Chance to Strike Gold Again

    Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has always subscribed to the Ron Wolf draft theory of stockpiling swings at the plate...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 11,511 reads 19 comments

  15. Making the Case for Each of the NFL Draft's Top Prospective Signal-Callers

    As is so often the case, an offseason filled with all-star games, the NFL combine and pro days has led to a tumultuous experience for the top quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 10,630 reads 28 comments

  16. Is Captain Munnerlyn the Next Antoine Winfield for the Minnesota VIkings?

    Way back in 2004, the Minnesota Vikings took a gamble on a short, scrappy cornerback named Antoine Winfield, giving the former first-round pick a six-year deal to help fix a pass defense that ranked near the bottom of the NFL the year prior...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 16,214 reads 32 comments

  17. Reviewing the Best and Worst of Free Agency in the NFC North

    The NFC North proved to be selectively aggressive during the start of free agency, with the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings all making at least one splash signing...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 45,277 reads 302 comments

  18. Did the Bears Land the Steal of Free Agency in DE Willie Young?

    NFL free agency is a flurry of big names and big money dominating the news cycle for most of the new league year's first two weeks...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 34,868 reads 43 comments

  19. Why Re-Signing RB James Starks Matters for the Green Bay Packers

    The Green Bay Packers could have easily gone into next season with a trio of running backs—in Eddie Lacy , DuJuan Harris and Johnathan Franklin—most other clubs would be envious of...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 25,448 reads 64 comments

  20. Packers Sign Julius Peppers: Grading the Move and What It Means for Green Bay

    Desperate to add playmakers to a defense that had so few in 2013, the Green Bay Packers went the unconventional route and added a former division nemesis...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 53,889 reads 254 comments

  21. 1-Year Deal Gives B.J. Raji, Packers One Last Chance to Get It Right

    The Green Bay Packers and defensive lineman B.J. Raji are going to give it one last try at getting it right...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 26,942 reads 55 comments

  22. Early Free Agent Moves Have Set Up Vikings Defense for a Revival in 2014

    Quietly, the Minnesota Vikings are putting in place the foundation for a sudden revival on defense. The January arrival of defensive guru Mike Zimmer at head coach has since ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 5,802 reads 8 comments

  23. Are the Bears Any Better at Safety with Ryan Mundy, M.D. Jennings?

    Despite adding a pair of free agents during the first two days of the new league year, it is difficult to determine whether or not the Chicago Bears have improved at the safety position...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 22,585 reads 132 comments

  24. Golden Tate Signing Gives Lions Offense the Final Piece of the Puzzle

    In obvious need of a No. 2 receiver to team with Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions successfully courted arguably the best available option in free agency...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 29,364 reads 195 comments

  25. Vikings Sign Linval Joseph, Grading the Move and What It Means for Minnesota

    When at its best in recent years, the Minnesota Vikings defense was built on the foundation of big, disruptive defensive linemen. On the first day of free agency, the Vikings stuck to the working script and added another talented big man...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 5 months ago 23,619 reads 87 comments