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2017 NFL Season Preview: Cincinnati Bengals

by Jeff Risdon

Aug 3, 2017 10:26 PM

Last year had so many things go wrong, from key injuries to missed extra points. Most of the key pieces from the perennial playoff team are back, most of them healthy too. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: New York Giants

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 31, 2017 12:31 PM

Most of the key cogs on both sides of the ball return, and new additions to the passing offense have only raised expectations. New York expects to be one of the NFC's prime contenders, and those expectations are legitimate. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Los Angeles Chargers

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 24, 2017 6:29 PM

Philip Rivers could unite the young supporting cast into rallying around the "us against the world" mentality and steering the Chargers to a Wild Card berth, with Joey Bosa as a legit Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Read more »

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2017 NFL Season Preview: Green Bay Packers

by Jeff Risdon

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 »
2017 NFL Season Preview: Houston Texans

by Jeff Risdon

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 »
2017 NFL Season Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

by Jeff Risdon

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 »
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 »
$.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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
2017 NFL Draft: Pre-Combine Big Board

by Jeff Risdon

Myles Garrett, Jamal Adams, Jonathan Allen, Deshone Kizer and O.J. Howard comprise the top-5 heading into the combine. Read more »

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