1. 2014 NFL Draft: Predicting This Year's Pleasant Surprises

    While NFL teams look for immediate impacts from their early-round draft selections, there are always pleasant surprises from every draft class —players who come in as lesser-heralded ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 19,958 reads 21 comments

  2. 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated 7-Round Predictions with Compensatory Picks

    The full order for the 2014 NFL draft is now set. The National Football League announced Monday that 32 compensatory selections have been awarded to 13 NFL teams, bringing the draft's number of selections up to its total of 256 picks...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 134,424 reads 407 comments

  3. 2014 NFL Draft: Buying or Selling Bubble Prospects as 1st-Round Picks

    The competition is steep to be a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft . Considered by NFL Network’s Mike Mayock to be “the best draft (he’s) seen in 10 years,” ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 67,025 reads 80 comments

  4. 2014 NFL Draft: Prospects Worth a 2nd Look in the Film Room

    If you’ve been keeping up with the 2014 NFL draft, you’ve probably already heard more than enough about the projected top picks such as Jadeveon Clowney, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 11,136 reads 14 comments

  5. Why Blake Bortles Could Be the 2014 NFL Draft's Biggest Bust

    Perhaps the most physically promising quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft, Blake Bortles could be selected as early as the No...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 9 months ago 74,169 reads 243 comments

  6. 2014 NFL Draft: Fact or Fiction for Latest Draft Buzz & Speculation

    Many rumors and theories regarding the 2014 NFL draft might start to unravel over the next few days, as teams are starting to reshape their rosters—and subsequently their draft ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 20,200 reads 14 comments

  7. 2014 NFL Draft: Questions That Must Be Answered During Remaining Pro Days

    Some of the 2014 NFL draft’s top prospects have already participated in their pro days, with one week of school-hosted workouts already in the books, but there are still plenty ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 25,567 reads 28 comments

  8. 2014 NFL Draft: Identifying the Safest Picks in Round 1

    Being considered a “safe” NFL draft selection seems to carry a negative connotation, but it shouldn’t...

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  9. 2014 NFL Draft: How Deep Is Every Position?

    During a press conference at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters, per Chase Goodbread of NFL...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 30,307 reads 32 comments

  10. 2014 NFL Draft: Teams Most Likely to Swing a Draft-Day Deal in Early Rounds

    Trades are as much a staple of the annual NFL draft as the picks themselves. If history is any indication, most teams will be involved in at least one trade on draft weekend...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 81,015 reads 93 comments

  11. 2014 NFL Draft: Buying or Selling Latest Rumors, Buzz and Speculation

    It’s the time of the season for rumors, buzz and speculation, with less than two weeks to go until the NFL ’s free-agency period and just slightly more than two months to go until the 2014 NFL draft...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 150,510 reads 194 comments

  12. Power Ranking the 25 Best 2014 NFL Combine Performances

    The annual NFL Scouting Combine is the only pre-draft event each year in which a vast majority of the draft’s top prospects have the opportunity to compete against one another on an equal playing field...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 33,895 reads 26 comments

  13. Meet the NFL Draft's Fastest Offensive Weapon, Dri Archer

    During an interview session at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday (h/t Andy Fenelon of NFL.com ), Kent State’s Dri Archer said he was “going to break the record” for the 40-yard dash...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 62,139 reads 53 comments

  14. Brandin Cooks: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    There was no shortage of fast times when wide receivers ran the 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine Sunday morning, but no one was faster than Oregon State's Brandin Cooks, who paced the field with a 4...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 53,461 reads 44 comments

  15. Martavis Bryant Breaks out of Sammy Watkins' Shadow with Blazing 40 at Combine

    Few players came into the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine with more attention than Sammy Watkins, but another wide receiver from Clemson stole the show when wide receivers took the field to work out Sunday morning...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 18,198 reads 9 comments

  16. Ranking the Top 50 Players Invited to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine

    While the NFL Scouting Combine might be more of a glorified track meet than it is a showcase of football ability, it is the only event of the pre-draft cycle at which nearly all of the draft’s top prospects are in attendance each year...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 22,375 reads 69 comments

  17. 2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Draft Prospects with the Most to Gain in Indy

    The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, will give 335 draft prospects a common setting to impress scouts and make names for themselves...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 10 months ago 67,815 reads 73 comments

  18. Predicting the Combine Performances of the Top 2014 NFL Draft Prospects

    Despite their illustrious college football careers, even the top prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft will have something to prove when they take the field at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on February 22-25...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 11,554 reads 10 comments

  19. Each NFL Team's Best-Case Scenario for the First Round of the 2014 NFL Draft

    Every team should go into the 2014 NFL draft with an idea of what the best-case and worst-case scenarios could be for each of their picks...

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  20. 2014 NFL Draft: Projecting Best Team Fits for Draft's Biggest Names

    The 2014 NFL draft season—or perhaps more accurately, mock draft season—is well underway. Many of the rumors and projections flying around will prove inaccurate come ...

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  21. 2014 NFL Draft: Who Are This Year's Most Intriguing Prospects?

    NFL draft hopefuls must intrigue at least one team in order to be among the 256 draft selections, but there are some prospects who are likely to intrigue every team in 2014. There’s more to being drafted than being intriguing...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 38,953 reads 41 comments

  22. Percy Harvin Looks Well Worth 1st-Round Pick in Super Bowl Performance

    Despite a 22-point halftime deficit, there was reason to hold out hope for the Denver Broncos —and quarterback Peyton Manning , the all-time leading quarterback in fourth-quarter ...

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  23. Where Super Bowl XLVIII Will Be Won or Lost

    There won’t be many mismatches for either team to exploit in Super Bowl XLVIII. Set to be played Sunday (6:25 p.m...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 4,602 reads 8 comments

  24. Super Bowl XLVIII: Highlighting the Biggest Potential X-Factors

    A handful of NFL superstars— Peyton Manning , Russell Wilson , Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch among them—might steal the spotlight this week leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII (6:25 p...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 16,931 reads 78 comments

  25. 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated 7-Round Predictions After the Senior Bowl

    Though there are still more than three months remaining until the 2014 NFL draft, the last opportunity to watch top prospects play in a live, fully padded football game came and went on Saturday at the annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 11 months ago 351,678 reads 530 comments