1. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Surprises and Stories

    After three days and 253 picks, the 2016 NFL draft is done. Months of speculation and mock drafts gave way to the real thing in Chicago. It started off just like everyone expected, with a pair of quarterbacks being selected at the top of the draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 269,018 reads 148 comments

  2. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Reaches and Surprises from Rounds 2-3

    It's Day 2 of the 2016 NFL draft, a day that meant different things for different teams and players. For the six young men invited to the NFL draft (including three from the national ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 105,292 reads 79 comments

  3. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Reaches and Surprises from Round 1

    The big day has finally, mercifully arrived. After months of speculation and rumors and enough mock drafts to choke an apatosaurus, it's time for the real deal. The 2016 NFL draft is underway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 7 months ago 239,209 reads 253 comments

  4. 2016 NFL Draft: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Predictions

    For NFL fans, the most exciting day of the year is almost here! Sure, the Super Bowl is great and all, but supporters of just two of the league's 32 teams get to enjoy that one...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 231,099 reads 179 comments

  5. Josh Norman Gets Deal He Wanted, Finds Perfect Fit in Washington

    Star cornerback Josh Norman 's sudden departure from the Carolina Panthers a few days ago caught fans and pundits completely off guard...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 105,031 reads 340 comments

  6. Did Panthers Make Big Mistake or Brilliant Calculation Letting Josh Norman Walk?

    Just one week before the NFL draft, surprising news is anything but. Wednesday was no exception, with the Philadelphia Eagles announcing the second blockbuster draft-pick trade of the last week...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 147,922 reads 277 comments

  7. Deep RB Class in 2016 NFL Draft Loaded with Potential Difference-Makers

    In recent years, the running back position has become somewhat de valued in the NFL draft. In both 2013 and 2014, not a single player at the position was selected in the draft's first round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 22,402 reads 41 comments

  8. Mediocrity Marred NFL Product Last Season and That's Unlikely to Change in 2016

    The NFL can generate buzz in a way no other sports league in America dare dream of. On an April Thursday at the outset of baseball season and just before the NBA playoffs the news ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 18,493 reads 71 comments

  9. Josh Gordon's Reported Failed Drug Test Leaves Browns Even More Desperate at WR

    There may not have been a team with a shakier corps of wide receivers in the NFL last year than the Cleveland Browns ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 71,486 reads 210 comments

  10. Oakland Raiders Remain Team on the Rise with Shrewd Reggie Nelson Signing

    For the better part of the past 15 years, the Oakland Raiders have been an NFL punchline. "Commitment to Excellence" gave way to a "Commitment to Excrement" for a team that was once one of the most feared in the AFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 92,209 reads 194 comments

  11. Paxton Lynch Shows Potential at Pro Day to Be the Best QB of the 2016 NFL Draft

    Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Ever since the 2015 NFL season ended, the debate has raged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 37,848 reads 61 comments

  12. Notre Dame Pro Day Could Be Moving Day for Ronnie Stanley, Will Fuller

    On Thursday, several members of the Notre Dame football team will take to the practice field in South Bend, Indiana, for the final time. But it's much more than just a goodbye...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 8 months ago 6,244 reads 19 comments

  13. Laremy Tunsil Dominates Pro Day, Cements Status as Top Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

    As draft season enters the home stretch, there will be endless debate regarding the first name we'll hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell call on April 28...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 52,140 reads 78 comments

  14. Rams on 'Hard Knocks' Is Exactly Why RG3 Should Stay Away from Los Angeles

    Football is coming back to Los Angeles. The City of Angels. La-La Land. There will no doubt be pomp and circumstance. Glitz and glamour. A bright spotlight. However, those bright spotlights can also be harsh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 42,762 reads 71 comments

  15. Can Scooby Wright Salvage Falling Draft Stock at Arizona Pro Day?

    For many collegiate athletes entering the NFL, pro days represent a last chance. The last chance to instill a good impression—or erase a bad one...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 10,122 reads 23 comments

  16. Russell Okung Signing a Continuation of Denver Broncos' Puzzling Offseason

    Throughout his time with the Denver Broncos , John Elway has been a winner. He was a winner as a quarterback, bringing home a pair of Super Bowl rings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 55,981 reads 191 comments

  17. Patriots Make Classic Low-Risk, High-Reward Move in Martellus Bennett Trade

    "The Patriot Way" has come to mean any number of things during Bill Belichick 's tenure. Among them, the acquisition of veteran players on the cheap in free agency or via trade...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 50,297 reads 166 comments

  18. Chandler Jones Trade Is Just the Latest Coup for Cardinals GM Steve Keim

    Trades are a relative rarity in the National Football League. Trades involving Pro Bowl players are even rarer...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 65,345 reads 149 comments

  19. Eric Weddle's Big Free-Agent Deal a Necessary Gamble for Leaky Ravens Secondary

    There's a certain risk inherent to free agency in the National Football League. Many times, players are paid for what they've done, not what they will do...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 29,243 reads 107 comments

  20. Will Offseason Gutting Dash Denver Broncos' Chances of Super Bowl Repeat?

    Good times are fleeting in the National Football League. It was just over a month ago that the Denver Broncos capped off Peyton Manning 's swansong season with a victory in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 3,085 reads 3 comments

  21. NFL Free Agency 2016: Grades for Wednesday's Signings and Trades

    The floodgates have opened. The lid is off Pandora's box. Insert cliche here. On Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, the league officially began a new year. And new years in the NFL kick off with the league's answer to Black Friday at Wal-Mart ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 198,711 reads 321 comments

  22. Eagles Purging Chip Kelly Era by Trading Huge Additions from Last Offseason

    One year ago, the Philadelphia Eagles gave head coach Chip Kelly the keys to the car: complete personnel control. A deluge of moves followed, as King Chipster the First remade the Eagles in his image...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 281,637 reads 200 comments

  23. Jason Pierre-Paul Could Be Top Free-Agent Steal of Suddenly Crowded DE Market

    In today's NFL , certain positions carry a higher premium than others. And elite pass-rushers fit that bill...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 24,892 reads 43 comments

  24. Is Joe Flacco's Megadeal Just the Beginning of a QB Market Explosion?

    It's good to be a quarterback in today's NFL . Semi-competent signal-callers regularly receive contracts in excess of $18 million per season. Good ones can get upward of $20 million per campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 36,856 reads 101 comments

  25. How Franchise Tag Deadline Decisions Impact 2016 NFL Free Agency

    Tag! You're it! And by "it," I mean loaded. Because on Tuesday in the NFL , if a team tagged you, it meant a fat payday in 2016. Yes, players, in general, don't like being tagged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 32,649 reads 36 comments