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2017 Season Preview: Green Bay Packers

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 19, 2017 2:14 PM

Health is important for every team, but perhaps none more than Green Bay. If the core of the roster (Rodgers, Matthews, Perry, Daniels, Nelson, the offensive tackles) are all healthy, this is unquestionably the best team in the NFC North. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Houston Texans

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 8, 2017 3:49 PM

Three straight 9-7 seasons make the prevailing winds pretty easy to read. There are reasons to be bullish, namely getting J.J. Watt back to the NFL's stingiest defense and making a needed change at QB. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 6, 2017 1:29 PM

Last season's nine wins were no aberration. Tampa Bay is a team on the rise and they improved this offseason by adding the likes of O.J. Howard, Desean Jackson and Chris Baker Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: New York Jets

by Jeff Risdon

The purge of recognizable veteran talent across the board is a clear sign the current Jets regime doesn't think the team can compete right now. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raiders Secure Future With Derek Carr Extension

by Jovan Alford

The Raiders have one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks in Derek Carr and they can now focus on building around him. Read more »
$.05 On OTAs

by Jeff Risdon

On why there's no football reason Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, another injury for Dennis Pitta, Nick Fairley's heart condition, the surprising release of Jeremy Maclin, and the if you can't beat 'em, join 'em mentality of the NBA. Read more »
Early NFL Mock Drafts And The QB Hype Machine

by Jeff Risdon

While we're waiting to post our first mock until August, we need to weigh in on the state of the 2018 quarterback class. Read more »
Rules Of Thumb: 2017 NFL Draft Edition

by Jeff Risdon

Thumbs up for the entire AFC South, Arizona, Carolina, Kansas City and Tampa Bay, thumbs down for the Bills, Bears and Rams, thumbs twiddling for the Browns and sucking thumbs for info-chasing suckers. Read more »
Final 2017 NFL Mock Draft

by Jeff Risdon

The draft countdown is now going by in hours, not days. NFL teams are done slotting and sorting. Evaluations have been done for weeks. Read more »
The Team-less 2017 NFL Mock Draft

by Jeff Risdon

The projections here are strictly player and draft slot, which reflect the approximate draft range for the players. Read more »
2017 NFL Draft: Final Running Back Big Board

by Jeff Risdon

Christian McCaffrey is the most likely to succeed with his skills at the next level despite not necessarily being the most overall talented. Kareem Hunt, Joe Mixon, Leonard Fournette and Dalvin Cook round out the top-5. Read more »
2017 NFL Draft: Final Quarterback Big Board

by Jeff Risdon

The quarterback class this year is underrated and one of the best in recent years with good depth at the top. Read more »
Reevaluating The Quarterbacks Of The 2012 NFL Draft

by Jovan Alford

With Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Brock Osweiler, Brandon Weeden and Nick Foles, the 2012 draft class at quarterback has already been incredibly fascinating. Read more »
32 Fearless Predictions For The 2017 NFL Draft

by Jeff Risdon

On Mitchell Trubisky, Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey, Myles Garrett, Jimmy Garoppolo, Joe Mixon and more. Read more »
2017 NFL Mock Draft: What Risdon Would Do Edition

by Jeff Risdon

Jeff Risdon's choices are based on a few factors. Foremost is talent. A realistic take of where the team is right now and which direction it's headed plays a role. Positional value and schematic/coaching fit does as well. Read more »
2017 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: One Month Out Edition

by Jeff Risdon

We are just one month from the 2017 NFL Draft. Teams are finalizing their draft boards as pro days wrap up and individual visits crank into full gear. Read more »
Patriots Never Rest On Their Laurels Or Their Roster

by Jovan Alford

The three constants of the Patriots have been Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and roster overhauls. Read more »
2017 NFL Draft Top 125, Post-Combine Version

by Jeff Risdon

Myles Garrett, Jamal Adams, O.J. Howard, Budda Baker, Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey comprise our top-6 of 125. Read more »
NFL Scouting Combine: Friday Notes

by Jeff Risdon

The rollercoaster of Leonard Fournette's draft stock, Dalvin Cook's shaky workout, the great story of Garett Bolles, Myles Garrett a lock for the Browns and more. Read more »
10 Things I'm Watching At The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine

by Jeff Risdon

Looking at Jabrill Pepper's speed, Dalvin Cook's medical results, Solomon Thomas' measurements, the reaction to prospects with criminal backgrounds, speed demons, free agent buzz and more. Read more »

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