The Indianapolis Colts have holes to fill throughout the roster. GM Chris Ballard brings an excellent track record to the 2018 NFL Draft. Kicking off the 2017 with their franchise quarterback’s status up in the air was a sign of things to come for the Indianapolis Colts. Andrew Luck never returned to the lineup and
The Cincinnati Bengals will have 11 picks to get better as a football team in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here is the latest NFL mock draft for the Bengals. 2017 was a strange year for the Cincinnati Bengals. It felt like ages from the promising 2015 NFL season where everything seemed to click. The Bengals
The Miami Dolphins need to right the ship after a frustrating 6-10 2017 NFL campaign. Here is the latest 2018 NFL mock draft for the Dolphins. After reaching the AFC playoffs for the first time in eight years in 2016, the Miami Dolphins regressed in 2017. They went a frustrating 6-10 last fall. Frankly, it
The New England Patriots will have six picks to get better this offseason in the 2018 NFL Draft. Here is the latest NFL mock draft for the Patriots. The New England Patriots came up literally a Hail Mary short of winning their third Super Bowl in four years. Instead, New England fell to the Philadelphia
The Los Angeles Rams engineered one of the most impressive turnarounds in football in 2017 and will look to continue that momentum with a strong 2018 NFL Draft. No team in the NFL enjoyed quite the turnaround that the Los Angeles Rams enjoyed in 2017. New head coach Sean McVay rejuvenated the organization, leading the
Injuries ravaged the Seahawks in 2017 and Russell Wilson still nearly led Seattle to the playoffs. With major decisions on marquee players looming, how can Pete Carroll’s team maximize its window now and set itself up for the future? Outside of Silicon Valley, few cities house more innovative companies and minds than Seattle. It’s time
On Sunday afternoon, I proposed a trade between the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns. I was then roasted beyond words. Unless I’m talking about the Green Bay Packers, I don’t generally expect that much engagement on random thoughts I have about movies or jokes I make, or the sports takes I have. So when I
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled to meet expectations in 2017. Despite that the talent is there for a successful 2018, and it starts with the NFL draft. After watching the team on HBO’s Hard Knocks, many people pegged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a playoff team in 2017. An injury to Jameis Winston and an
Shaquem Griffin was a late invite to the NFL Combine, but he continued his excellent performance with a blistering 40-yard dash on Sunday. Somehow, UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin did not get an invite to the NFL Combine until after the Senior Bowl. Being without a left hand since he was four years old may have
As Lamar Jackson takes a strong stance against it, Quinton Flowers recognizes he may need to switch positions in the NFL. A lazy and convenient narrative, driven at least partially by stereotypes, has surrounded Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson having to become a wide receiver in the NFL. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner has taken a
The New Orleans Saints are preparing for another run at a Super Bowl title. Having another strong draft would propel them towards the ultimate goal. After a historic 2017 rookie class that featured both the offensive and defensive rookies of the year, the New Orleans Saints have one of the best overall rosters in the
The quarterbacks take the field on Saturday for their on-field workouts at the NFL Combine and these are the storylines you need to pay attention to. For the football die-hard, watching the NFL Combine is the closest thing fans can get to satiate their appetite for the sport. It’s already been nearly a month since
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 02: Penn State running back Saquon Barkley runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Lamar Jackson shuts down haters who think he can’t play quarterback by Patrick Schmidt Agents of SHIELD season 5,
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 18: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball against the Syracuse Orange during the game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Saquon Barkley can be the savior the Cleveland Browns need by Patrick Schmidt These 4
After Saquon Barkley tore up the combine, the Cleveland Browns should take the former Penn State running back to be their new face of the franchise. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was the best college football player last year and should be the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
Lamar Jackson cleared up a few things on Friday. His mother is not his agent, she’s his manager. He will be his own agent during the NFL Draft process. One would think that a former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback would command one of the best sports agents when he is about to enter the NFL
Buoyed by a midseason trade, the San Francisco 49ers closed 2017 with five straight wins. But what can the team do to escape the NFC West basement? It is very interesting to note that the last three NFC teams to reach the Super Bowl all failed to finish with a winning record the year before
This past season, the Los Angeles Rams were back in the playoffs for the first time since 2004. What can they do to build on their surprising success? It was a year around the NFL in which numerous teams ended long playoff droughts. The Buffalo Bills reached the postseason for the first time this century.
The Chicago Bears have a new head coach but are back picking inside the top ten of the NFL Draft. A year ago the Chicago Bears had signed Mike Glennon. They then took to the NFL draft and grabbed Mitchell Trubisky with the second pick. Glennon would go on to start four games before the
The Carolina Panthers won 11 games and reached the playoffs this past season. What can the club do to this offseason to build on last year’s success? The Carolina Panthers first took the field in 1995. One year later, the franchise found itself in the NFC Championship Game. In ’03, the club made the first
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 31: Larry Fitzgerald Jon Gruden wants to take football back two decades and not use analytics by John Buhler Black Lightning episode 6 recap: A tangled web by Zoe West The Arizona Cardinals are in a bad spot as it stands entering the 2018 offseason. The draft and free agency will
PHOENIX, AZ – DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the UCLA Bruins throws the football prior to the Cactus Bowl against Kansas State Wildcats at Chase Field on December 26, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kansas State Wildcats won 35-17. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) Triple-Double Watch Week 18/19: Jokic with a hat trick
The 2018 NFL Draft will kick off on Thursday, Apr. 26. USF defensive tackle prospect Deadrin Senat and FanSided have teamed up on an exclusive multi-part blog heading into the draft. Editor’s note: Deadrin Senat’s pre-Combine blog is told to and transcribed by FanSided senior editor Michelle Bruton. Growing up, I had both my parents.
The Dallas Cowboys will look to the 2018 NFL Draft to help push them back to their 2016 form. Here is the best picks they can make to help that happen. The 2017 season was a disappointing one for Dallas Cowboys fans. After a 13-3 season in 2016 behind the best rookie quarterback and running
The 2017 season was filled with disappointment for the New York Giants. They now own a top pick in the NFL draft to build towards the team’s next chapter. If there was an award for the most disappointing team, the 2017 version would go to the New York Giants. Star receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and
The 2018 NFL compensation picks have been announced, and 15 teams have gotten them. Find out which teams are drafting where. On Friday, the NFL announced the compensation picks being handed out for the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. All told, 15 teams received additional selections, ranging from the third to seventh rounds. Here’s the complete
Perhaps no team has endured a wilder year than the Kansas City Chiefs. After winning the AFC West in 2016, the Chiefs were expected to load up and make a run at Super Bowl LII. Instead, Kansas City traded up 17 spots in the NFL Draft to land Patrick Mahomes. In June, they released Jeremy
One year after winning 11 games and reaching the playoffs, the New York Giants set a franchise record for losses. Can this team return to contender status? Following their Super Bowl XLVI win in 2011, the New York Giants proceeded to miss the playoffs each of the next four seasons. Head coach Tom Coughlin was
The Washington Redskins are trying to get back into the playoffs, but they have needs. Here are five positions that must be upgraded. Coming off a 7-9 season and having already found the replacement for Kirk Cousins, the Redskins are a team that seems to be treading water to some degree. Cousins will be gone
With the right moves in free agency and the draft, the Los Angeles Chargers could be well-positioned to challenge in the AFC. It seems that every summer, the Los Angeles Chargers are a trendy pick to make a run. Last year was no exception, until an 0-4 start put a wet blanket over the optimism.