1. 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 1 month ago 8,019 reads 22 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 3,749 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 16,858 reads 62 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 1,376 reads 4 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 9,031 reads 42 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 34,992 reads 55 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 12,539 reads 13 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 77,810 reads 224 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 7,423 reads 15 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 19,585 reads 20 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 26,216 reads 32 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 13,321 reads 14 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 22,329 reads 27 comments

  14. 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 2 months ago 4,533 reads 30 comments

  15. 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 2 months ago 24,840 reads 57 comments

  16. 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 2 months ago 10,032 reads 36 comments

  17. 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 2 months ago 12,035 reads 15 comments

  18. 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 2 months ago 27,247 reads 265 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 39,219 reads 84 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 16,761 reads 49 comments

  21. 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 3 months ago 44,021 reads 64 comments

  22. 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 3 months ago 20,978 reads 38 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 39,228 reads 48 comments

  24. Jeremy Maclin Is Exactly What the Kansas City Chiefs Need to Take the Next Step

    The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off two successful seasons under the leadership of general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 9,839 reads 75 comments

  25. Signings of Owen Daniels, Virgil Green Shift Broncos to New Philosophy at TE

    Just before free-agent tight end Virgil Green could hit the open market, the Denver Broncos re-signed him to a three-year deal worth $2.8 million per year, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 7,871 reads 10 comments