1. Matching Jaguars' Offer for C Alex Mack Was Absolute No-Brainer for Browns

    The Cleveland Browns are something of a punchline among other NFL fans. Granted, the organization has brought much of that on themselves with 15 years of futility since rejoining the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 14,737 reads 128 comments

  2. Is Colt Lyerla Worth the Gamble in 2014 NFL Draft?

    Every year in the NFL draft, there are talented young players for whom the term "red flags" doesn't quite cover it. This year, there isn't a player flying a bigger scarlet banner than former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 11,116 reads 36 comments

  3. Poor Workouts Will Cost WR Jarvis Landry Dearly in Loaded 2014 NFL Draft

    Much has been written about the depth of the 2014 NFL draft. And it's true, this year's class is a deep one, especially at the wide receiver spot...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 5,400 reads 17 comments

  4. Is C Alex Mack Worth Brewing Multimillion Battle Between Browns and Jaguars?

    On Friday, the new Kevin Costner movie Draft Day opens nationwide, detailing the front office machinations of fictional general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. as he tries to rebuild the Cleveland Browns ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 20,066 reads 237 comments

  5. Should Lions Sell the Farm to Trade Up for Sammy Watkins in NFL Draft?

    The Detroit Lions fell apart down the stretch a season ago, but they aren't a team hurting for offensive weaponry. Quarterback Matthew Stafford has a 5,000-yard passing season on his resume...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 13,910 reads 213 comments

  6. Allen Robinson's Skills, Draft Stock Could Make WR This Year's Keenan Allen

    It's no secret that the 2014 draft class is loaded. It's especially true at the wide receiver position, where this year's crop is as deep and as talented a group as we've seen in recent memory...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 7,326 reads 43 comments

  7. Is Indiana WR Cody Latimer a Legitimate 1st-Round Prospect in the NFL Draft?

    Every spring, as the NFL Scouting Combine ends and pro days across America come and go, players jockey for position on draft boards. For some, poor workouts set the stage for a draft-day drop...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,071 reads 14 comments

  8. What Does RB Andre Brown Bring to the Houston Texans?

    During their run of two straight AFC South titles in 2011 and 2012, the Houston Texans were very much a "ground-and-pound" football team. In each of those seasons, the Texans fielded a top-10 ground game, averaging over 130 yards a game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 7,419 reads 2 comments

  9. Examining New England Patriots Secondary Following Adrian Wilson's Release

    The New England Patriots won the AFC East in 2013, for the fifth consecutive season and 10th time in 11 years. However, in Beantown a division title isn't good enough...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 16,019 reads 31 comments

  10. Champ Bailey Is Past His Prime, but He Still Has Plenty to Offer Saints

    The New Orleans Saints returned to the postseason last year, in large part due to a remarkable defensive turnaround under first-year coordinator Rob Ryan...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 9,736 reads 79 comments

  11. Seantrel Henderson's Pro Day Misstep Might Be Nail in Coffin of OT's Draft Stock

    Back in 2010, Seantrel Henderson was one of the most coveted prospects in all of high school football...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 13,222 reads 12 comments

  12. Owen Daniels Signing Completes Stellar Offseason for Joe Flacco, Ravens Offense

    Last year, the Baltimore Ravens were ravaged by personnel losses in free agency after winning Super Bowl XLVII . Those losses contributed to the team missing the playoffs in the 2013 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 19,088 reads 116 comments

  13. Can Chris Johnson Recapture Old Glory with a New Team?

    It isn't all that often that a 2,000-yard running back is shown the door by his team, partly because fewer than 10 men in the history of the NFL have ever gained that many yards in a season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 8,595 reads 35 comments

  14. Giants' Defensive Overhaul Has Quietly Become NFC East's Biggest Offseason Story

    There's been any number of big stories floating through the NFC East this offseason. The cap trouble in Dallas that led to the release of defensive end DeMarcus Ware...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 14,916 reads 47 comments

  15. 5 Small-School Standouts Who Offer Big Value in 2014 NFL Draft

    As it is just about every year, the top of the 2014 NFL draft is loaded with players from college football's biggest programs. Schools such as Alabama, Ohio State and Texas A&M will all be well-represented on the draft's first day, May 8...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 29,521 reads 32 comments

  16. Jacoby Ford Signing Gives Jets Speed, but WRs Should Still Be Focus in Draft

    There wasn't a team in the NFL worse off at wide receiver last year than the New York Jets . Jeremy Kerley led the team with 43 catches for 523 yards...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 7,547 reads 81 comments

  17. Can Kenny Britt Rebuild Career With 1-Year Deal from St. Louis Rams?

    Once upon a time, Kenny Britt looked like a superstar in the making, a player whose combination of size and speed would propel him to the top of the NFL 's wide receiver ranks...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 10,036 reads 47 comments

  18. Bengals Must Wait, Make Andy Dalton Prove He's Worth Contract Extension in 2014

    2014 brings with it a dilemma unique to a handful of NFL teams. "New CBA " quarterbacks such as Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers , Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 2,099 reads 18 comments

  19. Chris Johnson: Best Fits for Potential Free-Agent RB

    It wasn't that long ago, fresh off of a 2,000-yard season in 2009, that Chris Johnson was considered arguably the best running back in the NFL , a surefire superstar in the making...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 69,547 reads 150 comments

  20. Texas A&M WR Mike Evans Is the Perfect Fit for NFL's Big-Receiver Bias

    "Johnny Football" may have stolen all the headlines at Texas A&M's pro day with a workout that was equal parts athletics and theatrics, but Manziel wasn't the only first-round prospect on the field in College Station Thursday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 16,370 reads 45 comments

  21. Shaun Phillips Gives Tennessee Titans Extra Help in Switch to 3-4 Defense

    The Tennessee Titans are undergoing a complete overhaul on defense in 2014. Gone is the 4-3 defensive front of Jerry Gray, replaced by the attacking 3-4 defense of new coordinator Ray Horton...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 4,349 reads 7 comments

  22. Vince Wilfork's Change of Heart Puts Patriots Back in AFC Powerhouse Discussion

    The New England Patriots won the AFC East again in 2013, but by the end of the year, a defense that had been ravaged by injuries had fallen all the way to 30th in the NFL against the run...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 31,563 reads 173 comments

  23. Exploring the Current NFL Trading Block

    They aren't as common as in the NBA or MLB, but trades do happen in the National Football League. In fact, just last week the Oakland Raiders dealt a sixth-round pick to the Houston ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 39,839 reads 55 comments

  24. Cody Latimer: Huge Pro Day Will Propel Indiana WR into Early-Round Discussion

    Indiana University is not generally known as a hotbed for NFL talent. The best NFL player the Hoosiers ever produced was probably wide receiver Pete Pihos , and he played in the '40s...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 12,593 reads 25 comments

  25. Better Officiating, Not New York, Key to NFL Getting Instant Replays Right

    The NFL is currently gathered in Orlando for the annual owners' meetings, and among the many orders of business this year are a number of rule changes proposed by NFL teams and the league's competition committee...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 1,107 reads 0 comments