Writer and Draft Analyst, Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.
Former Co-host of Football Debate Central Radio.
Developed a prospect ranking system using a weighted value metric. A key feature is the Dynamic Measurable Ranking (DMR) system which combines and ranks each NFL prospect's athletic tools. This can be seen at DraftMetric.com
-Husband and father of two wonderful daughters.
-Graduated from the University of California
-Set the school's single-season sack record (14.5)
-College football 1st Team All-American
-Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
-Played for the Raiders, New York Jets and briefly with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens
-Played in the final year of the LA Avengers as a Rookie to (Arena Football).
-Work featured on CNN, TV appearances on CNN, ESPN and MSNBC.
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Why do you clowns have to keep on crapping on Matt Cassel's head? He is every bit as effective, perhaps moreso, than Stafford and Cutler and yet gets ranked 29th when all three of them had a good game and a bad game. What Cutler did was worse - He turned a winnable game into a loss - The Vikings were never going to beat the Patriots without Peterson. Too bad all this nonsense about that stupid little kid (who could have killed the three year old by the way which started the whole thing) destroyed Minnesota's season. Of course had Cassel taken the Vikings to the post season no doubt you would have reported how Peterson did it ALL BY HIMSELF. Keep calling for Teddy Bridgewater and you will get what you ask for. The kid has almost no chance of making it but make sure you destroy what little chance he has by throwing him in there without a running game.
Who is saying Greg Hardy will serve any suspension? The process has NOT been completed nor is it final.The propaganda that media types display is beyond measure. Ryan you seem to be a better person than that....? Seriously???
"If the Panthers were serious about a Super Bowl in 2014, they would have been more serious about bringing in some actual weapons for their franchise quarterback"
I'm not complaining about the record you projected us at, it's reasonable to think we'll be in that range. However, the organization is serious about a Super Bowl as every other organization should be. How could Carolina bring in better weapons when there was little cash to spend? Gettleman has done all he can to help us out financially. Remember, it's because of Marty Hurney that we're in such financial trouble.
The average vet can outplay the normal rookie star...Who could The Panthers have gotten over what they did get who could have upgraded over what they got? If the Panthers were serious about a Super Bowl in 2014, they would have been more serious about bringing in some actual weapons for their franchise quarterback. Benjamin has talent and size but doesn’t seem ready to carry the burdens that come with being a No. 1 receiver. That is something he didn’t even have to deal with in college. No but this is NOT college and he is the No#1 guy now so let us see how it all works for you Ryan.
RYAN YOU ARE KILLING ME WITH THIS PANTHERS RECORD.....11-5 or 10-6 worst with this team. Learn your football. What is on paper doesn't translate to the field.
-Played for the Raiders, New York Jets and briefly with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens I see you are qualified but you hate the PANTHERS!
Ryan - I think the spell check failed this time. I believe "commodore" should be "camaraderie." Good story!
Hey Ryan, just read your article about NFL Training Camps. Great article man. I think the insight you give as a former player, and your straight talk writing style make your articles outstanding. Keep it up.
The boxer Klitschko from Ukraine - pro-American! It supports the new illegal Ukrainian power which came by revolution and overthrow with support of the American politicians! As also Klitschko receives the financial help from America to support this illegal Ukrainian power. This new illegal pro-American government uses the weapon, volley hail systems, tanks and phosphorus-incendiary bombs against peace and unarmed inhabitants! And Klitschko too supports it! PEOPLE, Klitschko - the fascist because it, supports this fascist power which by means of America came to the power in Ukraine! People, tell at home about this boxer Klitschko - he isn't worthy the champion titles and awards! Klitschko - a condom! Who is interested in the truth, who can and who is not afraid to tell your friends this truth and who is not indifferent to the fate of the WORLD (from what is happening in Ukraine now depends on the balance in the WORLD. ) - write and ask:firstname.lastname@example.org
Your mock draft at:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1993814-2014-nfl-mock-draft-updated-predictions-after-first-week-of-free-agency/ is absolutely ridiculous. Your description of the bears taking an undersized DT when they have stated multiple times that they value size and power over pure speed would have them select either a large DT or Clinton Dex at 14 if he's available. The rams selecting clowney when they have two pro bowl DEs is ludicrious as well. The Ravens selecting another TE is also absolutely ridiculous. Also, you're reasoning for a team getting an OT that should be drafted in the TOP 5 is absolutely false. Lastly, with the no.1 pick the Texans select Khalil Mack? WTF? That pick itself makes your mock draft worth enough to store in a garbage dump, but the rest of your draft makes no f*ckin sense. I believe you sir, need to watch more NFL football and asses needs better such as: Texans have great linebackers Brian Cushing, JJ Watt anyone? They need another DE, ipso facto Clowney everybody. Drops mike....One last thing, Bucs selecting Bortles when they need to improve their TE options or DL, do you know who Lovie Smith is? Last time he drafted a rookie QB, he started a 50 year old veteran by the name of Brian Griese and he went to a 3rd string quarterback in Kyle Orton. Lovie Smith does not develop QBs, what are you thinking? I'm sorry, but I think you mailed in with this artcile. You need to do more research into coaches trends, also Raiders will draft an OL if the GM wants to keep his job otherwise his O-line will be more porous than swiss cheese.
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A fan...sort of