1. The Unspoken Fears of Being an NFL Draft Prospect

    For many, playing professional football is the culmination of a lifetime's worth of hard work and dedication. As such, draft day for these NFL hopefuls represents perhaps the most pivotal moment in their young and promising lives...

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  2. Despite Hype, Damarious Randall Is Not 2015 NFL Draft's Top Safety Prospect

    The 2015 NFL draft is now less than a week away and debates about which prospects rule the roost are still raging, especially at the safety position. It appears safety is one of the most talent-poor positions in this draft...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 4 months ago 12,206 reads 53 comments

  3. 2015 NFL Mock Draft: Projecting All 32 First-Round Picks

    The day of the NFL draft feels a lot like Christmas for die-hard football fans hoping to improve their favorite team’s destiny...

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  4. NFL Draft Success Not Just About Who Teams Draft, but Who They Pass Up

    Since the year of the first NFL draft ever, less than 25,000 prospects have ever been drafted into the NFL...

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  5. The Hidden Advantage of Being a High NFL Draft Pick

    What if I told you that NFL teams unwittingly contribute to their own mediocrity by stifling the growth of late-round draft picks while incubating an ideal environment for their ...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 5 months ago 15,249 reads 24 comments

  6. 2015 NFL Draft: The Most Important Trait to Have for Every Position

    With the NFL draft on the horizon, it’s a good idea to take a look at the most important traits of each position and which prospects best exemplify those qualities from the 2015 class...

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  7. Meet the Most Physically Gifted Prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft

    When it comes to maximizing a physical advantage on the football field, it’s generally ideal to get faster, heavier and longer all at the same time...

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  8. 2015 NFL Draft: Fact or Fiction for Most Recent Draft Rumors

    The 2015 NFL draft is now less than a month away, which is the perfect time to try and make some sense of the many rumors that are flying around media outlets, via NFL insiders and unnamed sources...

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  9. 2015 NFL Draft: The Most Overlooked Player at Every Position

    The NFL draft is an imperfect process that may be considered more of an art than a science. Each year, NFL scouts, general managers and media analysts can count on both fingers how many prospects they either overlooked or overvalued...

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  10. The Biggest Offensive Playmakers of the 2015 NFL Draft

    There’s a lot more to scouting than just looking at college stats and pulling the trigger. However, history shows us that guys who are the biggest offensive playmakers in college have a much better chance at being productive in the NFL ...

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  11. Which Position Group Contains the Most Value at the NFL Draft?

    The 2015 NFL draft class has some deep position groups in terms of available talent in the Top 100 selections. The positions that clearly have the most depth are wide receiver, running back, interior offensive line, edge-rushers and cornerback...

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  12. Despite ACL Injury, Todd Gurley Edges Melvin Gordon as Draft's Most Promising RB

    The 2015 NFL draft class offers up some transcendent talent at the running back position that should permeate every round. Leading the way are Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Georgia’s Todd Gurley...

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  13. Finding Best Fits for 2015 NFL Draft's Top 5 Quarterbacks

    The 2015 NFL draft offers a limited opportunity for some quarterback-needy teams to strike it rich by finding that next big star at the position. Attaining success at that level in the NFL requires a lot of elements to be at play...

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  14. 2015 NFL Draft: 7 Myths About This Year's Draft

    There’s nothing perfect about the NFL draft and the tedious process that precedes it. Everybody makes mistakes and gets things wrong...

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  15. Latest Stock Up, Stock Down Update for Notable NFL Draft Prospects

    The goal for every prospect heading into the NFL draft is to establish some positive momentum. In many cases, guys are willing to dish out some serious coin for combine and pro-day training they hope will give them an edge over the competition...

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  16. NFL Success Doesn't Always Depend on Elite Athletic Ability

    In the NFL , every player is a good athlete. At the game’s pinnacle, good athletes are commonplace. Being able to separate yourself from the pack of elites requires a wide range of ability that certainly exceeds the physical variety...

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  17. Best Bargain-Bin Running Backs Available in 2015 NFL Draft

    The 2015 NFL draft class is projected to be the first since 2012 to have a running back taken in the first round. In fact, every mock draft listed at NFL.com has at least one RB drafted in the first round...

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  18. NFL Teams in Play to Land Heisman QB Marcus Mariota Heading into the Draft

    Heisman-winning QB Marcus Mariota helped to draw representatives for all 32 NFL teams at his pro day no more than a week ago...

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  19. NFL Teams That Overspent in 1st Week of Free Agency

    The NFL offseason is all about getting better and bringing in talent to win a Super Bowl, but it appears that each year that concept leads to general managers being overactive and ...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 6 months ago 113,924 reads 198 comments

  20. The Riskiest Prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft

    The 2015 NFL draft class has plenty of talent deep into the middle rounds, but it lacks undeniable superstar appeal in the top half of the first round. Instead of an obvious No...

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  21. The Most Productive Defenders in the 2015 NFL Draft

    When studying draft prospects in an attempt to predict their success at the next level, there’s obviously no substitute for film. Film should always be paramount in the scouting process...

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  22. 27-Year-Old Tristan Henderson Won't Quit on NFL Dream

    The road to the NFL is a grueling process that brings most men to their knees long before they ever get close...

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  23. Mid-Round NFL Draft Prospects with Pro Bowl Potential

    There’s no way to completely predict how the NFL draft will turn out—32 teams have 32 different takes on the prospects available. All it takes is for one team to fall in love with a guy and draft him much earlier than anyone imagined...

    Ryan  Riddle Written by Ryan Riddle about 6 months ago 68,526 reads 46 comments

  24. NFL Prospects Who Killed It at the Combine but Flew Under the Radar

    Each year, the NFL Scouting Combine provides us with a clear look at the best athletes of the draft class. The problem with this highly visible workout is that everyone seems overly focused on the 40-yard dash...

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  25. Free Agents Not Worth Their Price Tag in 2015 Offseason

    With free agency looming just around the corner, NFL teams will be seeking a quick fix to their team-building problems and look to catapult themselves into Super Bowl contention...

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