1. 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 3 months ago 21,152 reads 112 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 11,297 reads 31 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 1,361 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 4,944 reads 24 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 34,404 reads 118 comments

  6. '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 3 months ago 4,848 reads 14 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 7,429 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 31,097 reads 105 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 5,499 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 21,634 reads 120 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 8,032 reads 22 comments

  12. 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 months ago 3,794 reads 6 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 16,872 reads 62 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 1,383 reads 4 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 9,047 reads 42 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 35,000 reads 55 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 12,918 reads 13 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 77,828 reads 224 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 7,538 reads 15 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 19,756 reads 20 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 26,325 reads 32 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 13,375 reads 14 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 22,464 reads 27 comments

  24. 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 4 months ago 4,557 reads 30 comments

  25. 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 4 months ago 24,905 reads 57 comments