1. Atlanta Falcons 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Atlanta Falcons turned nine picks in the 2014 NFL draft into what the franchise hopes is the culmination of an offseason reversal of fortune...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 12,696 reads 52 comments

  2. Devonta Freeman Adds More Questions Than Answers to Falcons RB Corps

    The Atlanta Falcons had to do something in this year’s draft to strengthen their running back corps...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 8,885 reads 28 comments

  3. Stanley Jean-Baptiste Rounds out Saints' New-Look Contending Secondary

    The New Orleans Saints continued to improve their secondary on Friday with the addition of cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste in the second round with the No. 58 overall pick...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 4,021 reads 22 comments

  4. Brandin Cooks a Perfect Fit with Drew Brees, Saints Dynamic Offense

    Forrest Gump made movie magic when he said “Jenny and me was like peas and carrots,” which sounds an awful lot like a good match...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 5,714 reads 30 comments

  5. Falcons Give Matt Ryan Exactly What He Needs in the Form of Jake Matthews

    There isn’t a person in the Atlanta Falcons organization happier with the pick of former Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews than the team’s quarterback, Matt Ryan ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 3,695 reads 12 comments

  6. Carolina Panthers Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The Carolina Panthers are in an interesting pickle just hours prior to the 2014 NFL draft . A 12-4 season pigeonholed the Panthers into picking near the end of every round of the draft, starting at pick No...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 4,820 reads 7 comments

  7. New Orleans Saints Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The New Orleans Saints are close, and their 11-5 record last season with a road win in the playoffs screams that fact better than Steven Tyler has ever belted out the lyrics to Dream On ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 5,332 reads 31 comments

  8. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The months since the Seattle Seahawks pummeled the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII have been months of healing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Healing and change...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 3,051 reads 6 comments

  9. Atlanta Falcons Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The biggest question in Atlanta over the offseason wasn’t whether or not the Falcons were going to trade up to take defensive end Jadeveon Clowney...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 9,680 reads 39 comments

  10. Is Kony Ealy a Legitimate First-Round Talent?

    Spending time in the NFL ’s green room and waiting, waiting … waiting, is no way to spend the first round of the NFL draft. No player wants to start his career with that kind of embarrassment in the spotlight...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 2 months ago 7,353 reads 10 comments

  11. Why Greg Robinson Could Be the Most Dominant Rookie Lineman in Years

    Just 12 months ago, you had to be a hardcore Auburn Tigers fan to have a ton of knowledge of left tackle Greg Robinson, let alone have his name roll off your tongue as a top NFL prospect...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 9,826 reads 21 comments

  12. How Panthers' Biggest 1st-Round Need Went from WR to OT

    Back in February, well before free agency began in the NFL , there was a growing notion that the best use of the 28th-overall pick in the draft was for the Carolina Panthers to select a wide receiver ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 4,807 reads 16 comments

  13. 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not have a good 2013 season. It was so bad, in fact, head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik were shown the door quickly after...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 11,468 reads 22 comments

  14. 2014 Carolina Panthers Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    Something strange happened during the offseason between 2012 and 2013 to the Carolina Panthers . After finishing the 2012 campaign with the 10th-ranked defense in the NFL and ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 15,722 reads 92 comments

  15. 2014 New Orleans Saints Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    In an it’s-about-time moment, the 2014 regular-season schedule for the New Orleans Saints has been released . The world now seems right once again. The Saints finished with an 11-5 record and captured second place in the NFC South...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 24,155 reads 89 comments

  16. 2014 Atlanta Falcons Schedule: Game-by-Game Predictions, Info and Analysis

    Everyone can breathe now: The 2014 regular-season schedule for the Atlanta Falcons has been released by the NFL ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 21,348 reads 244 comments

  17. How Soon Is Too Soon for Falcons to Draft a RB in 2014?

    Even though the Atlanta Falcons just spent $12 million prior to the 2013 season bringing in running back Steven Jackson , and in light of the fact that offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter called a pass play 68...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 6,208 reads 47 comments

  18. Complete Falcons 7-Round Mock Draft for 2014

    The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of work to do in the 2014 NFL draft. There’s no doubt about it. The Falcons went from a 13-3 division champion that played in the NFC Championship Game in 2012 to a 4-12 disappointment in 2013...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 16,935 reads 78 comments

  19. Why No. 2 Overall Pick Is the Most Important of the 2014 NFL Draft

    In most NFL drafts over the years, the prestige of being the first overall pick makes that selection the most talked about option in the draft...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 18,936 reads 69 comments

  20. What Does the NFL Future Hold for Zach Mettenberger?

    Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a bright future ahead of him in the NFL . It might not be Timbuk 3 “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 16,612 reads 73 comments

  21. Complete Saints 7-Round Mock Draft for 2014

    The New Orleans Saints are in a unique and enviable position heading into the 2014 draft in May. After an 11-5 finish and a road playoff win, the Saints were taken down by the eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 13,804 reads 59 comments

  22. Complete Buccaneers 7-Round Mock Draft for 2014

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 4-12 last season and are not only trying to wash away the bad taste of a losing season, but of a coaching regime that never quite looked like a fit...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 11,282 reads 43 comments

  23. AJ McCarron Is a Starting-Caliber NFL QB Regardless of When He's Drafted

    Sometimes looking at a player without attaching a name can offer clarity. So let’s examine this quarterback’s stats and determine where he should be drafted...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 23,843 reads 104 comments

  24. Buccaneers Trading Mike Williams Opens Up Big Possibilities in NFL Draft

    Obviously fed up with the off-the-field issues from Mike Williams , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded the wide receiver to the Buffalo Bills Friday for a sixth-round draft pick. ESPN...

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  25. Complete Panthers 7-Round Mock Draft for 2014

    Most teams that go 12-4 and win their division the season prior don’t go into the next year’s draft with a ton of holes to fill. But that’s exactly the situation the Carolina Panthers face heading into the 2014 NFL draft...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 3 months ago 16,772 reads 52 comments