1. Re-Grading the New England Patriots' 2011 NFL Draft Class

    There's always a mad rush to put grades on each team's picks in the draft minutes after its conclusion. In reality, it takes at least three years to really find out how each team did in the draft...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 20,550 reads 16 comments

  2. NFL Prospects Shooting Up Draft Boards After the Scouting Combine

    NFL scouts spend months on end watching film of college prospects, going to games and gathering as much information as possible about how these players will transition to the NFL...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 7,690 reads 5 comments

  3. Re-Grading the New York Jets' 2011 NFL Draft Class

    It doesn't usually take more than two hours after the conclusion of the NFL draft. That's when we'll start getting the grades on how every team did, where they got good value, which ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 10,823 reads 26 comments

  4. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    Sometimes, safeties can be pigeon-holed into one specific role—whether it be as an in-the-box strong safety defending the run or a deep coverage free safety reading and reacting to the play...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 17,404 reads 49 comments

  5. Justin Gilbert: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert is one of the most athletic cornerbacks in this year's class, and he proved why on Tuesday at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. The size-speed prospect put on a show in nearly every category...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 16,355 reads 19 comments

  6. Aaron Donald: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — Strength and speed. It's the combination everyone looks for in just about every player...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 59,940 reads 103 comments

  7. Tre Mason: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — Teams that are in search of top-end talent at running back are out of luck if they're looking to the 2014 NFL draft. If they don't mind waiting to grab a serviceable back after the first round, though, there are plenty of options...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 8,612 reads 8 comments

  8. What We Learned from Blake Bortles' NFL Scouting Combine Performance

    INDIANAPOLIS — We spend the majority of our time talking about 40-yard-dash times, three-cone drills, vertical and broad jumps and all the other skill tests these prospects ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 46,107 reads 83 comments

  9. Jace Amaro: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — As teams try to pull off their best impersonation of the New England Patriots' two-tight end offense circa 2010-12, tight ends like Texas Tech's Jace Amaro will ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 11,303 reads 10 comments

  10. Taylor Lewan: Scouting Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    INDIANAPOLIS — To watch a 300-plus-pound offensive lineman run the 40-yard dash is not usually considered a thing of beauty, but several offensive linemen stood out with great numbers sprinting down the sideline at Lucas Oil Stadium...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 32,400 reads 52 comments

  11. Linebackers the Buffalo Bills Should Be Scouting at the Combine

    The Buffalo Bills have switched back and forth between a 3-4 and a 4-3 defense several times in recent years...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 7,399 reads 7 comments

  12. Joe Philbin's Accountability Tour Stops Short of Most Important Issue

    INDIANAPOLIS — Joe Philbin had his fallback line. Any time there seemed to be some doubt in his voice as he addressed the media at the scouting combine, he said something along the lines of: "I'm the one that's in charge of the workplace...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 4,154 reads 48 comments

  13. Wide Receivers the New York Jets Should Be Scouting at the Combine

    The New York Jets ' wide receiver position is easily the worst position on the team's roster, and the only way Geno Smith is going to take the next step in his development as a quarterback ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 7,965 reads 40 comments

  14. Is Aaron Dobson the Big-Play Receiver the Patriots Need?

    The New England Patriots are considered a candidate to bring in an ultra-talented big-play receiver this offseason, but they are tight against the salary cap and don't have a lot of money to invest in the position...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 15,426 reads 76 comments

  15. Blame Players, Not Coaches, for Dolphins' Locker Room Fiasco

    We always want to blame the parents when the kids screw up. Sometimes, it's just bad kids. With NFL -appointed independent investigator and practicing attorney Ted Wells ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 10,936 reads 84 comments

  16. New England Patriots Must Address Identity Questions in 2014 Offseason

    For years, the New England Patriots ' offensive attack has been predicated on putting the ball in the hands of quarterback Tom Brady and letting him go to work...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 10 months ago 9,521 reads 25 comments

  17. Buffalo Bills Defensive Line Must Continue to Dominate in Jim Schwartz's Scheme

    In 2013, the Buffalo Bills defensive line became the first in franchise history, and the first in the NFL since 2000, to have three defenders with 10 sacks or more...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 4,849 reads 8 comments

  18. Should Another NFL Team Take a Chance on Jonathan Martin?

    Not only is Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Jonathan Martin facing unanswered questions about his personality off the field, but couple that with the fact he was playing some ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 12,546 reads 54 comments

  19. How the Dolphins Can Best Spend Their $30 Million in Cap Space

    Twelve months ago, the Miami Dolphins took home the hypothetical trophy as the most active team in free agency. If they want to get closer to taking home a real trophy as the Super Bowl champion, they still have a long way to go...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 11,136 reads 30 comments

  20. Patriots' Offseason Priorities Must Include a Rob Gronkowski Backup Plan

    The Patriots ' tight end position was once the object of affection for the entire league, but now, it is one of the Patriots' biggest question marks headed into the 2014 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 12,767 reads 38 comments

  21. Stats the New England Patriots Must Improve in 2014

    Stats don't always tell the whole story, but they almost always tell part of the story. For the New England Patriots , that story includes more struggles than usual in the passing ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 9,132 reads 19 comments

  22. What the Next Chapter for the Miami Dolphins Offensive Line Could Look Like

    The Miami Dolphins can't take a mulligan on the 2013 season, but they can take a mulligan on the group that was most responsible for their downfall: the offensive line...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 10,896 reads 49 comments

  23. Where Should the Buffalo Bills Be Spending Their Money This Offseason?

    As the combination of head coach Doug Marrone and general manager Doug Whaley enter their second year, they will surely look to put their fingerprints all over the Buffalo Bills ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 2,958 reads 2 comments

  24. NFL Free Agents 2014: Updated Top 25 Players Available Post Playoffs

    Many of the NFL 's upcoming free agents have worked several years or longer to finally get their shot at a big contract. Only a select few of those players will earn top dollar...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 113,207 reads 159 comments

  25. Winners and Losers from Super Bowl XLVIII

    The 12th Man appeared to have a supernal effect on Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seattle Seahawks scored 12 seconds into each half and stomped the Denver Broncos, 43-8, for the first Super Bowl title in franchise history...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 11 months ago 30,865 reads 125 comments