1. Is 2015 the Year the Chargers Transition from Antonio Gates to Ladarius Green?

    After 538 yards in 15 games in 2012, the illustrious career of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was supposed to be winding down...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 day ago 3,515 reads 14 comments

  2. Does Michael Crabtree Give Raiders Flexibility at No. 4 in 2015 NFL Draft?

    Until recently, most experts agreed that the Oakland Raiders would take either Amari Cooper or Kevin White with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 2 days ago 19,824 reads 114 comments

  3. Why Eric Kendricks Is an Instant-Impact Player at the Next Level

    There are plenty of players in the draft that require some development before they are going to see much playing time, but UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks isn ’t one of them...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 days ago 7,778 reads 22 comments

  4. Henry Anderson Provides Rare Interior Disruption for Mid-Round Prospect

    Many NFL coaches would love to get their hands on a prospect like USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, but no more than a handful of teams will get the opportunity to draft him...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 days ago 3,406 reads 6 comments

  5. Will Vic Beasley Hold off Dante Fowler Jr as 2015 NFL Draft's Top Pass-Rusher?

    As the value of quarterbacks has risen, so have the men whose job it is to put pressure on them. Edge players who can get after the quarterback are among the most important players in the game...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 7 days ago 16,615 reads 62 comments

  6. Raiders Must Make Tough Pick Between Amari Cooper, Kevin White in 2015 NFL Draft

    The Oakland Raiders have options with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft . While it’s possible they draft a defensive player, it’s vitally important they give quarterback Derek Carr everything he needs to be successful in 2015...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 days ago 953 reads 3 comments

  7. Why T.J. Yeldon Can Run Through Traffic at RB Position to Start in the NFL

    The 2015 NFL draft features one of the deepest classes of running backs in recent memory. With a half dozen or more to choose from, there is no certainty which running back will go off the board after Georgia star Todd Gurley...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 days ago 8,930 reads 42 comments

  8. Raiders Have Chance to Sign Impact Role Players with Remaining Glut of Cap Space

    Even after an offseason spending spree, the Oakland Raiders have a glut of cap space . If they don't use it, they also don't get any benefit from it until 2016 or beyond...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 days ago 34,601 reads 55 comments

  9. Only Injury Is Keeping DeAndre Smelter from Being Buzz of NFL Draft

    If you’ ve never heard of wide receiver DeAndre Smelter, no one would blame you. Unless you are a fan of Georgia Tech, Smelter is a late-round draft prospect getting very little buzz...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 days ago 9,442 reads 12 comments

  10. What Is Michael Crabtree Actually Worth?

    During the first few weeks of free agency, few teams seemed to be interested in former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 14 days ago 77,746 reads 225 comments

  11. San Diego Chargers Must Look to Jeremiah Attaochu for More Pass Rush in 2015

    When the San Diego Chargers traded up in the 2014 NFL draft to select pass-rusher Jeremiah “Jerry” Attaochu , they did so with the future in mind...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 15 days ago 7,274 reads 15 comments

  12. Doug Martin Still Holds Plenty of Value in an NFL Backfield

    After an amazing rookie year in 2012, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin ’s value has plummeted over the last two years...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 16 days ago 19,452 reads 20 comments

  13. Is Nate Allen at Free Safety Charles Woodson's Perfect Sidekick?

    The Oakland Raiders surprised some NFL observers by signing safety Nate Allen to a lucrative free-agent deal. If contract value is any guide, Allen was the team’s third-most important signing of the offseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 17 days ago 26,048 reads 32 comments

  14. 2015 Draft Prospect Danielle Hunter Could Be Huge Payoff for a Patient NFL Team

    Everyone knew that the late owner of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis , loved to draft athletes. He believed it was the coaching staff’s job to mold them into football players...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 18 days ago 11,898 reads 14 comments

  15. How the Raiders Can Get the Most out of Underrated Free-Agent Add Curtis Lofton

    The Oakland Raiders have signed 11 free agents this offseason. Even though they weren ’t able to sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh or wide receiver Randall Cobb , they did manage to bring in good players in their primes...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 22 days ago 22,209 reads 27 comments

  16. Kansas City Chiefs Must Address Offensive Line in 2015 Draft

    In the last two years, the Kansas City Chiefs have lost left tackle Branden Albert, guards Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah and now center Rodney Hudson in free agency...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 23 days ago 4,468 reads 30 comments

  17. Derek Carr Flashed Enough Potential to Lead the Raiders in 2015

    The Oakland Raiders may have a franchise quarterback in Derek Carr, but it’s too early to anoint him after an up-and-down rookie season. It’s also far too early to give up on Carr, as the Raiders did a poor job surrounding him with talent...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 24 days ago 24,497 reads 57 comments

  18. Denver Broncos Not Losing Ground in AFC West Despite Quiet Offseason

    The Denver Broncos lost three starters from a year ago in free agency, but general manager John Elway has quietly replaced them without much fanfare...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 25 days ago 10,005 reads 36 comments

  19. Versatile DE Preston Smith a Premium Prospect Without the Price Tag

    For teams looking for premium players past the first 15 picks or so in the 2015 NFL draft , there won’t be many options...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 28 days ago 11,231 reads 15 comments

  20. Is Wide Receiver or Pass-Rusher a Bigger Need for Raiders After Free-Agent Haul?

    Free agency is over. Maybe not technically, but all the top players are off the market, and signings have slowed to a crawl...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 29 days ago 27,229 reads 265 comments

  21. How the Oakland Raiders Can Get the Most out of Trent Richardson

    Now that the Oakland Raiders have signed running back Trent Richardson —one of the biggest draft busts this side of JaMarcus Russell—it’ll be up to the coaching staff to try to get something out of him...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 38,973 reads 84 comments

  22. Stevie Johnson Perfect for Philip Rivers but No Cure-All for Chargers Offense

    The San Diego Chargers have only dabbled in free agency to this point, which is usually a good thing. General manager Tom Telesco has focused on filling key needs only when the right players come along...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 16,749 reads 49 comments

  23. Oakland Raiders Quietly Made an Impact with Volume in Free Agency

    Ndamukong Suh , DeMarco Murray and Randall Cobb were among the big fish the Oakland Raiders tried and failed to land in free agency...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 43,950 reads 64 comments

  24. C.J. Spiller a Perfect Fit as Sean Payton's Newest Gadget Weapon

    The New Orleans Saints are making over their roster this offseason. A lot has been made of the team trading away tight end Jimmy Graham earlier this week and wide receiver Kenny Stills on Friday, as reported by Yahoo's Rand Getlin ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 20,920 reads 38 comments

  25. Dan Williams Is New Centerpiece for Jack Del Rio's Oakland Raiders Defense

    The Oakland Raiders aren’t having a flashy start to free agency, but they’ ve already managed to add eight new players to the roster...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 39,085 reads 48 comments