1. Detroit Lions 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Detroit Lions entered the 2014 NFL draft as a franchise that probably felt like it was one solid class of picks away from finally getting over the hump...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 15,165 reads 65 comments

  2. Minnesota Vikings 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Minnesota Vikings entered the 2014 NFL draft needing to find both a franchise quarterback and help for the league's worst scoring defense from a season ago. Check and check...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 17,821 reads 27 comments

  3. Green Bay Packers 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Green Bay Packers used their nine picks in the 2014 NFL draft to both bolster a disappointing defense and add to the weapons surrounding quarterback Aaron Rodgers ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 32,464 reads 92 comments

  4. Ted Thompson, Packers Find Next Second-Round Gem WR in Davante Adams

    When Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson takes receivers in the second round, he usually hits home runs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 7,217 reads 11 comments

  5. Packers Solve Roster's Biggest Need with Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

    He would never admit it, but Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson all but forced himself into taking a safety high in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 8,605 reads 59 comments

  6. With Eric Ebron Now in Play, Matthew Stafford Primed for Bounce-Back Season

    An offseason of rebuilding the support staff around quarterback Matthew Stafford culminated Thursday night when the Detroit Lions selected North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 3 months ago 4,485 reads 16 comments

  7. Chicago Bears Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    General manager Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears will be tasked with invigorating an aging, depleted defense and filling in the gaps on an otherwise dominant offense during the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 9,728 reads 22 comments

  8. Green Bay Packers Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Ted Thompson's 10th draft as the Green Bay Packers ' general manager will be vital for turning a team in the second tier of the NFC back into one of the conference's elite clubs...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 16,366 reads 35 comments

  9. Detroit Lions Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Possibly no team with a new head coach is more talented than the Detroit Lions , but it's still general manager Martin Mayhew's job to give newcomer Jim Caldwell even more to work with in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 6,851 reads 29 comments

  10. Minnesota Vikings Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The next—and possibly most important—phase of the Minnesota Vikings ' makeover under new head coach Mike Zimmer is undoubtedly the 2014 NFL draft...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 13,471 reads 31 comments

  11. Dream Fits in the 1st and 2nd Rounds for Each Team in the NFC North

    The first and second rounds of the 2014 NFL draft are where the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings can all take the biggest strides toward next season's NFC North title...

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  12. NFL Draft 2014: Biggest Negative Surrounding Each of the Top QB Prospects

    The quarterback position is always the most scrutinized in a given draft, but two extra weeks added before the 2014 NFL draft has ensured that any flaw—tangible or not, football ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 18,609 reads 66 comments

  13. Jermichael Finley Flying Under the Radar as Best Free Agent Still on the Market

    A career-threatening neck injury has kept tight end Jermichael Finley in the shadows of free agency, where the uncertainty of his recovery timeline has left him without as much as an offer from one of the 32 NFL teams...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 8,969 reads 16 comments

  14. Power Ranking the Trade-Up Possibilities for the Detroit Lions

    With every new prospect visit, the potential of the Detroit Lions moving up to take one of the elite talents in the 2014 NFL draft becomes more and more viable...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 5,586 reads 20 comments

  15. Chicago Bears Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    Second-year head coach Marc Trestman, $100 million quarterback Jay Cutler and a rebuilt defense will lead the Chicago Bears on a quest to dethrone the Green Bay Packers as NFC North champions in 2014...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 46,841 reads 255 comments

  16. Minnesota Vikings Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The first season under new head coach Mike Zimmer will see the Minnesota Vikings face just four playoff teams from 2013, including only one on the road...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 30,508 reads 130 comments

  17. Detroit Lions Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    Last season's devastating collapse down the stretch caused sweeping changes for the Detroit Lions . After firing fiery head coach Jim Schwartz, the Lions hired the calm and collected ...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 23,686 reads 114 comments

  18. Green Bay Packers Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The path to a fourth straight NFC North title has been laid out for the Green Bay Packers . The NFL officially released the 2014 schedule on Wednesday...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 43,760 reads 240 comments

  19. Why Terrence Brooks Could Be the Packers' Answer at Safety in 2014 Draft

    Factoring in fit, talent and value, Florida State's Terrence Brooks could be the perfect antidote for what still ails the Green Bay Packers at safety...

    Zach Kruse Written by Zach Kruse about 4 months ago 16,419 reads 31 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 36,951 reads 94 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 8,680 reads 17 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 26,386 reads 63 comments

  23. 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 15,750 reads 126 comments

  24. 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 15,119 reads 90 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 9,767 reads 41 comments