1. Predicting the NFL's Sophomore Slumps for the 2014 Season

    The sophomore-slump phenomenon might be more mythical than it is a real trend, but there are annual examples of second-year NFL players who fail to meet expectations after impressive rookie seasons...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 days ago 42,772 reads 61 comments

  2. 10 Undrafted Free Agents with the Best Chance of Making an NFL Roster

    No one wants to go undrafted, but it’s not a death sentence to an NFL hopeful's career. Forty-nine undrafted free agents (UDFAs) from the 2013 NFL draft made rosters last year, according to NFL...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 3 days ago 42,172 reads 96 comments

  3. Previewing the Most Exciting Rookies to Watch in 2014 Training Camps

    Training camps will begin throughout the NFL later this month. While every player on his respective team will be making an effort to prove he is integral to his franchise in 2014, ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 6 days ago 33,813 reads 68 comments

  4. Ranking NFL's Best Remaining Free Agents Ahead of Training Camp

    Being a free agent in July is a situation that no NFL player—at least one who intends to continue his career in the league—wants to be in...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 days ago 49,280 reads 58 comments

  5. First-Round Rookies with Most to Prove in 2014 NFL Training Camps

    Every first-round pick from the 2014 NFL draft will be expected to learn, develop and prove themselves during their teams’ training camps, which will begin later this month...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 12 days ago 25,369 reads 37 comments

  6. 2014 NFL Rookies Who Already Look Like Draft Steals

    NFL personnel departments spent all year trying to determine which prospects held the most value in the 2014 draft, but the evaluation of those players didn't end with the selection meeting...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 13 days ago 221,101 reads 207 comments

  7. NFL Rookies Flying Up Depth Charts This Offseason

    The games have yet to begin, but the competition to climb depth charts has already started throughout the NFL ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 16 days ago 139,854 reads 44 comments

  8. Predicting the Top NFL Rookie Performer at Every Position

    Every NFL team will be hoping their rookies emerge as immediate standouts in 2014, but with regards to both skill sets and situations, some first-year players glisten above the rest of the pack as potential top performers for their new teams in 2014...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 18 days ago 133,625 reads 318 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 25 Sophomores Heading into the 2014 NFL Season

    For as much emphasis as there might be on the incoming rookie classes of each NFL team, most franchises will be impacted more profoundly in 2014 by the development and progression of their second-year players...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 19 days ago 119,756 reads 538 comments

  10. Realistic Expectations for Every NFL Offense with New Offensive Coordinator

    More than a third of the National Football League’s teams are going into the 2014 season with new coaches calling the shots for their offenses...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 21 days ago 12,510 reads 21 comments

  11. Predicting NFL's Most Likely Comeback Player of the Year Candidates

    After Associated Press voters threw precedent out the window by choosing San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers as the recipient of the 2013 NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award, ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 23 days ago 19,864 reads 102 comments

  12. Updated NFL Rookie Report for All 32 First-Round Picks

    The 2014 NFL rookie class has yet to take the field for any game action, but as the league’s spring workout season nears its close, each draft pick has had the opportunity to learn from his new team and hopefully, impress it...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 26 days ago 144,192 reads 72 comments

  13. Why the New Orleans Saints Offense is a Perfect Fit for Brandin Cooks

    When the New Orleans Saints traded up to the No. 20 overall pick in this year’s NFL draft to select Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks, they made one of the league’s ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 29 days ago 6,479 reads 24 comments

  14. Which Undrafted Free Agents Are Turning Heads in OTAs?

    What happens in spring workouts won’t matter much when the NFL season begins, but they are important opportunities for some players—especially undrafted rookies—to prove their worth to their NFL teams...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 51,667 reads 28 comments

  15. Predicting the 10 Most Disappointing NFL Rookies

    The NFL draft brings annual hope to every team in the league in the form of draft picks with the potential to immediately make their teams better...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 77,690 reads 158 comments

  16. Early Favorites for the No. 1 Overall Pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

    Although the 2015 NFL draft is more than 10 months away, scouting and speculation for who will be the No. 1 overall pick has already begun...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 83,625 reads 300 comments

  17. The NFL's Most Intriguing Developmental Prospects

    Player development within the NFL doesn’t get nearly as much attention as the annual draft and free-agent frenzy do each year, but it’s arguably the most important aspect of building a successful team...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 30,616 reads 44 comments

  18. Predicting Every NFL Team's Most Heated Camp Battle

    The 90-man rosters that NFL teams will bring into their training camps, which begin in less than two months, are largely set...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 47,794 reads 69 comments

  19. Analyzing Latest Updates from NFL OTAs

    Players are back at work around the National Football League as organized team activities (OTAs) have begun. With the exception of the St...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 29,545 reads 44 comments

  20. Buying or Selling Each 1st-Round Rookie as a Day 1 Starter

    Long gone are the days when an NFL rookie's first season was seen as a year of development. That’s especially true for first-round draft picks, who are expected to become immediate ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 70,199 reads 71 comments

  21. Buying or Selling Latest Buzz Around 2014 NFL Rookie Class

    Despite the aftermath of the draft being perhaps the quietest time of the NFL year, that hasn’t stopped players, coaches, media and fans around the world from buzzing about the league’s incoming class of rookies...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 114,849 reads 123 comments

  22. Undrafted Free Agents Who Could Make Major Waves in Offseason Workouts

    Undrafted free agents must seize every opportunity they get in order to overcome long odds and make rosters...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 34,961 reads 60 comments

  23. The Player Each Team Will Most Regret Passing On in the 2014 NFL Draft

    Despite the months of preparation that go into determining who the best prospects in each year’s NFL draft are, many draft selections—including some of those who were ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 1 month ago 264,906 reads 245 comments

  24. Report Card Grades for the Buffalo Bills' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

    The Buffalo Bills ’ effort to add young talent to their roster didn’t end with their seven selections in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 months ago 6,447 reads 4 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Buffalo Bills Roster After the 2014 Draft

    With the 2014 NFL draft now complete and undrafted free agent signings also mostly taken care of, the Buffalo Bills ’ 90-man preseason roster is largely set. The Buffalo Bills’ official roster stood at 80 players as of 6 a...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 months ago 9,006 reads 5 comments