1. NFL Draft 2015: The Worst Picks of the Year

    The only truly bad picks in the NFL draft are the ones that don't work out, but it will be years before we can definitely determine the successes and failures of the 2015 draft class...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 day ago 413,312 reads 226 comments

  2. Can Owamagbe Odighizuwa Be Giants' Next Great Pass-Rusher?

    Not everyone loved when the New York Giants selected offensive lineman Ereck Flowers with the ninth overall selection of the draft, but few can argue with the need fit and what they were able to accomplish on Day 2...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 2 days ago 14,496 reads 30 comments

  3. Raiders Made Rare Smart Choice with Amari Cooper at Top of 1st Round

    These aren’t your momma’s Oakland Raiders . After years of wasting their first-round draft picks on athletes instead of football players, the Raiders made the rare ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 days ago 39,510 reads 171 comments

  4. 2015 NFL Draft Key Phase of Oakland Raiders' Rebuilding Project

    The Oakland Raiders appear to be on the right track despite winning just 11 games over the last three seasons...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 days ago 21,056 reads 112 comments

  5. Why the Chargers Should Make a Non-Mariota Trade in 2015 NFL Draft

    After doing a little extra due diligence on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota , the San Diego Chargers now appear content to hold on to Philip Rivers even if he isn ’t ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 11,224 reads 31 comments

  6. Jets GM Can Put Immediate Stamp on Team in 2015 NFL Draft

    The New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan wasted no time putting his fingerprints all over the roster this offseason. After several big moves, it’s safe to say Maccagnan also has a knack for making a splash...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 days ago 1,347 reads 2 comments

  7. How the Chargers Can Use the 2015 NFL Draft to Ease Offseason Conflicts

    It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the San Diego Chargers . They’ ve sparred with the city over a new stadium and angered fans by eyeing one in Los Angeles...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 days ago 4,929 reads 24 comments

  8. Why There Is Risk to Drafting USC's Leonard Williams in the Top 5

    Everyone knows about the injury risks and character risks that often bump prospects down draft boards, but the most overlooked type of risk is developmental risk...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 days ago 34,343 reads 119 comments

  9. 'Disrespected' Eric Weddle Latest Cause for Concern for Chargers as Draft Nears

    Hope grows like a weed during draft season—even in beds of talent drier than the state of California...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 12 days ago 4,703 reads 14 comments

  10. Why Owamagbe Odighizuwa Will Have Greater Impact in NFL Than College

    Teams that don’t get the opportunity to draft one of the top few edge players in the 2015 NFL draft shouldn ’t worry as long as UCLA’s Owamagbe Odighizuwa is still on the board...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 13 days ago 7,256 reads 13 comments

  11. Should the Oakland Raiders Trade for Adrian Peterson?

    Through 10 games of the 2014 season, the Oakland Raiders were averaging 63 rushing yards per game—the fourth worst start for a rushing offense since the merger...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 15 days ago 31,022 reads 106 comments

  12. 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 17 days ago 5,064 reads 14 comments

  13. 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 18 days ago 21,483 reads 120 comments

  14. 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 19 days ago 7,969 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 20 days ago 3,669 reads 6 comments

  16. 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 23 days ago 16,828 reads 62 comments

  17. 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 24 days ago 1,357 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 25 days ago 9,002 reads 42 comments

  19. 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 26 days ago 34,977 reads 55 comments

  20. 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 27 days ago 11,843 reads 13 comments

  21. 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 30 days ago 77,792 reads 225 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 7,339 reads 15 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 19,522 reads 20 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 26,139 reads 32 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 13,176 reads 14 comments