NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies poses with a jersey after he was picked #22 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Browns should think twice before trading up to draft a quarterback

Don’t do it, Cleveland. You’ve had enough cautionary tales by now, one as recently as last year when a trade up for the right to draft Johnny Manziel blew up in your face. As we established earlier this offseason, first-round quarterbacks have not been paying off at all in recent years. In fact, looking at […]


3 Free agents who should be signed shortly after the draft

There’s something wrong with a player who’s still unsigned in late April. The marquee names of free agency were gobbled up over a month ago, and now only the discarded and possibly broken misfits are avaliable. Which means they’re also heavily discounted, and right after the draft once-forgotten veterans are suddenly in demand again. Any […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25:  Dion Jordan of the Oregon Ducks holds up a jersey on stage after he was picked #3 overall by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 25, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

AFC East Players Who Desperately Need to Produce in 2015

The NFL Draft is less than a week away as teams gear up for what they hope will be a prosperous 2015 season. Last year in the AFC East, three teams finished with a record of .500 or better including the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. For all that went right for teams […]


2015 Updated NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-32

On Wednesday, we posted the first half of our updated mock draft which included the San Diego Chargers trading up to the #3 slot to grab Marcus Mariota. Today, we explore the second half of the first round… Here are picks 17-32: 17. Jacksonville Jaguars (via mock trade with San Diego Chargers) – Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia […]

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 7:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos and quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts meet on the field after a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

The top 10 games on the 2015 NFL schedule

The NFL officially released the schedule for the 2015 season on Tuesday night. Many teams are already looking ahead and circling their calendars for the big matchups that await. Many games will feature epic battles sure to not disappoint and here are the ten games we are most looking forward to: 10. Tennessee Titans at […]

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots following the game at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Breaking down Week 1 NFL betting lines…in April

The 2015 NFL schedule was released just 24 hours ago and the regular season doesn’t get underway for another five months. Hell, the draft hasn’t even taken place. But it’s never too early to start placing your bets. That’s why Westgate has already released Week 1 betting lines. A breakdown: Steelers at Patriots (-6) Over/under: […]

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2015 Updated NFL Mock Draft: Picks 1-16

It won’t be long now until we can put this NFL dry spell behind us as we enjoy the NFL Draft. Just a couple of weeks ago we had our second mock draft of the off-season, view picks 1-16 here and 17-32 here, but even though no football has been played- things are a changing. […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 13: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on before the game against the Carolina Panthers on October 13, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Why would anyone want Adrian Peterson?

Adrian Peterson has been reinstated, which has sparked a slew of trade rumors. That was to be expected, since Peterson’s relationship with the Minnesota Vikings has by all indications become sour. But I’m frankly shocked to see reports the Vikes would require at least a first-round pick — and maybe a lot more — in […]

GREEN BAY, WI - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 28, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Detroit Lions 30-20. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

NFL draft with everyone available

The NFL draft will take place next week, giving teams a chance to rebuild and/or reload by adding prospects from the latest college batch. But what if, in a hypothetical world, everyone were to become available? Let’s pretend every contract were to become voidable right now, with the 30 teams holding first-round picks able to […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  A general view of the draft stage during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Why we love the NFL draft

The NFL draft was once a nerdy little satellite of football: A lonely, barren moon upon which asthmatic, bespectacled geeks pored over magazines and spiral notebooks, newspapers and mail-order draft guides. Once a year, all the rough-and-tumble Real Fans would pour in from the big blue planet of bleachers and bars and run hollering through the place. […]

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Adrian Peterson will be reinstated on Friday, but can he stay with Vikings?

In February, Adrian Peterson had his suspension overturned by a US District Judge. On Friday, the NFL will reinstate Peterson as an active player and according to Ian Rapoport, Peterson will not face any further suspension by the league. The Vikings have chimed in with a short statement… The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the […]

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 03: Russell Wilson #3 of the Texas Rangers runs through some infield drills during a work out before the game against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium on March 03, 2014 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Could Russell Wilson realistically become a two-sport star?

Thursday, April 16 is the home opener for the Asheville Tourists. It might be one of the busiest times of year in the team’s souvenir shop, especially coming off a South Atlantic League championship last season. Other than championship apparel, however, a popular item at The Tourists Trap is a No. 3 t-shirt jersey with […]

18 Apr 1998:  Quarterback Peyton Manning displays an Indianapolis Colts jersey during the NFL draft at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw  /Allsport

Ranking every 1st overall pick

The first overall pick in the NFL draft comes with a lot of hope and pressure. Some of the choices have completely turned the fortunes of a franchise, while others sank them further down the abyss. Below is the ranking of the first overall pick, post-merger, from best to worst. Since the merger there’s been 48 […]