1. 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 27 days ago 8,874 reads 32 comments

  2. 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 27 days ago 21,444 reads 85 comments

  3. 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 30 days ago 9,399 reads 49 comments

  4. 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 17,768 reads 35 comments

  5. 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 17,411 reads 30 comments

  6. 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 27,947 reads 65 comments

  7. 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 16,441 reads 30 comments

  8. 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 16,031 reads 72 comments

  9. 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 15,424 reads 38 comments

  10. 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 5,887 reads 17 comments

  11. 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 9,544 reads 13 comments

  12. 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 28,251 reads 54 comments

  13. 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 37,983 reads 50 comments

  14. 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 35,226 reads 19 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 32,451 reads 90 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 9,966 reads 49 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 13,007 reads 34 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 22,279 reads 60 comments

  19. Which Teams Gained Most from NFL-Awarded Compensatory Picks?

    It's found-money day in the NFL . The close of business at Monday's owners meetings in Phoenix involved the awarding of compensatory picks, given annually to teams who lost players to free agency the year before...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 77,441 reads 102 comments

  20. Losing Starting Job to James Harrison Would Cement Jarvis Jones as Draft Bust

    Back in 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers used their first-round pick on Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 57,613 reads 117 comments

  21. Envisioning the New-Look Buffalo Bills Offense in 2015

    During his time as the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens and the head coach of the New York Jets , Rex Ryan has developed a reputation as one of the NFL 's top defensive minds...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 21,555 reads 61 comments

  22. Browns Offer Ideal Opportunity for Dwayne Bowe to Rejuvenate NFL Career

    It wasn't that long ago that Dwayne Bowe was considered one of the NFL 's best young wide receivers. Three 1,000-yard seasons in a span of four years. Fifteen touchdown catches in 2010...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 24,459 reads 105 comments

  23. Is Bernard Pierce Worth an NFL Roster Spot After Arrest, Release from Ravens?

    After enduring the fallout from the Ray Rice fiasco last year, the Baltimore Ravens have adopted a new hard-line stance. Run afoul of the law, and your spot on the team is in serious jeopardy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 18,189 reads 35 comments

  24. What Does the Future Hold for Philip Rivers?

    For the past nine seasons, the San Diego Chargers have been led by quarterback Philip Rivers . The 33-year-old member of the famed " QB Class of 2004 " has guided the Chargers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 20,074 reads 117 comments

  25. Boise State Pro Day Last Shot for Jay Ajayi to Stake Claim as NFL Draft's Top RB

    It's been drowned out a bit by the free-agent feeding frenzy of the past week (and what a week it was), but the march toward the 2015 NFL draft in Chicago rolls on...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 10,228 reads 34 comments