1. 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 25 days ago 9,145 reads 13 comments

  2. 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 26 days ago 27,949 reads 54 comments

  3. 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 26 days ago 36,442 reads 50 comments

  4. 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 29 days ago 35,131 reads 19 comments

  5. 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 32,445 reads 90 comments

  6. 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 9,954 reads 49 comments

  7. 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 12,975 reads 34 comments

  8. 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 22,274 reads 60 comments

  9. 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 77,412 reads 102 comments

  10. 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 57,494 reads 117 comments

  11. 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 21,523 reads 61 comments

  12. 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 24,430 reads 105 comments

  13. 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 18,188 reads 35 comments

  14. 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

  15. 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 10,163 reads 34 comments

  16. Tramon Williams Joining Browns Boosts Secondary but Poses Troubling Questions

    After a quiet first week of free agency, the Cleveland Browns are taking things up a notch. The Browns signed a pair of veteran defenders on Monday, including cornerback Tramon Williams ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 25,763 reads 105 comments

  17. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Friday Signings and Trades

    Everything must GO! It's the rallying cry of hundreds of cheesy TV commercials—and apparently the 2015 New Orleans Saints. There's hasn't been a bigger mover and shaker in free agency this year than Mickey Loomis and the Saints...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 42,140 reads 106 comments

  18. Saints' Fire Sale Sign of Preparation for Life After Drew Brees

    I'm about to say something that will undoubtedly classify as blasphemy in the Crescent City. It's going to send more than one reader scrambling to the comments to say all sorts of ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 30,600 reads 125 comments

  19. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Thursday Signings and Trades

    DeMarco, whoa whoa whoa whoa. Heading into the third day of NFL free agency 2015, the biggest name left on the open market was undoubtedly Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 87,331 reads 82 comments

  20. Antonio Cromartie Signing Completes Jets' CB Overhaul, Puts Them All-In for 2015

    There are a few teams across the NFL who are most certainly not messing around in free agency in 2015. Philadelphia Eagles Grand Poobah Chip Kelly seemingly can't go a day without making a huge move...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 39,299 reads 250 comments

  21. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Wednesday Signings and Trades

    They say that the waiting is the hardest part. Well, Tom Petty said it, anyway. Miami Dolphins fans were singing along with Petty Tuesday...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 178,518 reads 150 comments

  22. NFL Free Agency 2015: Grades for Tuesday Signings and Trades

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. After three days of legal tampering that saw the rumors and speculation flying fast and furious, 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday marked the official beginning of the 2015 league year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 519,165 reads 543 comments

  23. Is Brandon Flowers to Chargers the Steal of Early Free Agency?

    We see it all the time in the National Football League. Every year, free agency kicks off with a bang, as the top available players hit the jackpot with wildly lucrative contracts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 23,068 reads 40 comments

  24. Re-Signing Brandon Graham Best Move Eagles Have Made So Far in Free Agency

    It's been a rough couple of days for the Philadelphia Eagles , at least in the court of public opinion...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 20,904 reads 47 comments

  25. Eagles' Reported Offer to Byron Maxwell Epitomizes Free-Agency Overspending

    It happens every year. For some teams, it's a matter of too much cap space burning a hole in their pockets. For others, it's a matter of panic borne of a glaring need at another position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 month ago 355,804 reads 440 comments