1. Alvin Dupree's Versatility Could Make UK DE the 2015 NFL Draft's Top Edge-Rusher

    In the National Football League, you can never have too many talented pass-rushers. Teams that don't have them desperately seek them. The teams that do have them are always looking for more...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 7,276 reads 32 comments

  2. How Does ASU WR Jaelen Strong's Wrist Injury Impact His 2015 NFL Draft Stock?

    In 2014, the NFL saw an influx of rookie wide receivers unlike any in recent memory. Jarvis Landry of the Miami Dolphins. Sammy Watkins of the Buffalo Bills. Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 12,110 reads 38 comments

  3. Is Kansas ILB Ben Heeney the Chris Borland of the 2015 NFL Draft?

    Last year, there were more than a few doubts among the draftnik community regarding Wisconsin inside linebacker Chris Borland . He wasn't big enough to thrive at the professional level...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 13,235 reads 41 comments

  4. Michael Crabtree Signing a Low-Risk, High-Reward Move by Raiders

    With the NFL draft only a few weeks away and free agency over a month old, the pickings have gotten a little slim as far as available veterans are concerned...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 56,514 reads 253 comments

  5. Mario Edwards Is One of NFL Draft's Biggest Risers, but Is He a 1st-Round Pick?

    The last few weeks before the NFL draft are like the back stretch in a horse race. Players jockey for position, hopeful that a late charge will propel them to the front of the pack...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 13,982 reads 33 comments

  6. Big Extension for Mike Pouncey Necessary Evil for Dolphins' Offensive Continuity

    Like every other team in the AFC East not named the New England Patriots , the Miami Dolphins have been aggressive this offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 23,524 reads 55 comments

  7. Is Louisville WR DeVante Parker This Year's Odell Beckham Jr.?

    Odell Beckham Jr. wasn't the first wide receiver selected in the 2014 NFL draft. Or the second. However, by the time the dust settled, it was Beckham who rose to the top of ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 34,857 reads 146 comments

  8. Charles Tillman Brings Much-Needed Leadership, Playmaking to Panthers Secondary

    In 2014, the Carolina Panthers became the first team to repeat as NFC South champions, despite finishing the season with a sub-.500 record...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 8,905 reads 32 comments

  9. Le'Veon Bell Suspension Puts Steelers Firmly in Mix for Early-Round RB in Draft

    The Pittsburgh Steelers ' trip to the playoffs last year was short-lived, largely because the team was without tailback Le'Veon Bell for its Wild Card Round matchup with the Baltimore Ravens ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 21,464 reads 85 comments

  10. Signing DE Muhammad Wilkerson Needs to Be Top Priority for Rebuilding Jets

    More than ever, the NFL is a business. In the salary-cap era, every dollar spent on one player is a dollar that can't be spent on others...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 9,406 reads 49 comments

  11. Can Wildly Productive UW OLB Hau'oli Kikaha Find NFL Success as a 'Tweener'?

    Over the past two seasons, there wasn't a better player in college football at making quarterbacks miserable than Washington defensive end Hau'oli Kikaha...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 17,808 reads 35 comments

  12. Teams 'Spying' on NFL Draft Prospects Should Surprise Absolutely No One

    Apparently, it's nontroversy week in the National Football League. Earlier in the week, there was a hullabaloo about quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota choosing not to attend the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 17,417 reads 30 comments

  13. What Does Miles Austin Actually Bring to the Eagles?

    There hasn't been a team more active since the 2015 league year began than the Philadelphia Eagles . Head coach Chip Kelly has taken a buzzsaw to his offense. A new quarterback in Sam "Ironman" Bradford...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 27,990 reads 65 comments

  14. Is Stevan Ridley the Best Free Agent Still on the Market?

    It's not easy being a running back in today's NFL . The pounding ball-carriers take has remained the same, but paychecks and job security for running backs is dwindling by the year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 16,451 reads 30 comments

  15. Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston Skipping 2015 NFL Draft Is Much Ado About Nothing

    In today's National Football League, there's no such thing as a slow news day. If we aren't discussing a free-agent signing, we're talking about a coaching change. Or a defensive scheme switch...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 16,036 reads 72 comments

  16. Big Pro Day Puts Denzel Perryman in Conversation for 2015 NFL Draft's Top ILB

    They might not get the fat paychecks of their pass-rushing brethren on the outside, but as Luke Kuechly showed in winning Defensive Player of the Year honors two seasons ago, "tackle vacuum" linebackers still have plenty of value in the NFL ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 15,458 reads 38 comments

  17. Pro Day Last Chance for Marcus Peters to Stake Claim as NFL Draft's Top CB

    Want to know who the best cornerback prospect in the 2015 NFL draft is? As Robert Klemko of The MMQB reports, Washington's Marcus Peters will gladly tell you. “I’m the best corner in the draft for a reason,” Peters said...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 5,888 reads 17 comments

  18. Strong Pro Day Cements FSU's Eddie Goldman as Elite DT Prospect

    The quarterback duo of Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota may be hogging all the headline space this spring, but a quick glance at the overall prospect rankings at ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 9,613 reads 13 comments

  19. Is Miami RB Duke Johnson a Committee Back or the Next LeSean McCoy?

    Later this week, the Miami Hurricanes will take the practice field for one of the last big pro days of the spring. A number of coveted draft prospects will be in attendance, among them young running back Duke Johnson...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 28,307 reads 54 comments

  20. Why Maryland's Stefon Diggs Could Be the Biggest WR Steal of the 2015 NFL Draft

    It's a familiar story. A young football player enters college amid great fanfare, but for whatever reason the production never quite meets the potential...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 38,661 reads 50 comments

  21. The Road Less Traveled: Life as a 'Fringe' NFL Prospect

    Over the next month or so, there will be literally hundreds (if not thousands) of articles written about the 2015 NFL draft. Millions of words will be used to describe this year's top prospects, their talents and flaws...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 35,269 reads 19 comments

  22. Can Former Top Prospect Jonathan Martin Salvage Career After 49ers Release?

    UPDATE (3/27/15): It didn't take long for an NFL team to offer up chance No. 3 for Martin. As the Associated Press reported via USA Today , the Carolina Panthers claimed Martin off waivers Friday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 32,458 reads 90 comments

  23. Is There Another First-Round Cornerback Behind Trae Waynes?

    In the National Football League, certain positions carry a higher premium than others. Quarterbacks. Offensive tackles. And in this day of pass-wacky offenses and tons of time in the nickel, most assuredly cornerbacks ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 9,973 reads 49 comments

  24. Why Shaq Thompson Is the Swiss Army Knife of the 2015 NFL Draft

    In today's NFL , versatility is key—especially on defense. With teams passing the ball more and more, size has become much less important at the safety and linebacker positions than athleticism and coverage ability...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 13,013 reads 34 comments

  25. Bears Are Best Fit for Ray McDonald to Salvage NFL Career

    They call Chicago "The Windy City," and the winds of change are certainly gusting at Soldier Field in 2015...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 2 months ago 22,312 reads 60 comments