INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

10 things to watch heading into 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL draft offers more captivating storylines than most years. Seriously, this is an odd year—which is a good thing. There’s a lack of must-have quarterback talent right at the top of the draft, only one can’t-miss running back, a hodgepodge of wideouts and enough defensive talent to make the past three years worth […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 08:  Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins defends against the Washington Huskies on November 8, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Report: Myles Jack could ‘tumble’ out of top 10 picks

The short-term and long-term health of Myles Jack’s right knee could reportedly cause the UCLA linebacker to “tumble” out of the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL draft. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, teams have serious questions about both the immediate status of the knee and what any resulting procedure could do […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

JaMarcus Russell is begging NFL teams for another chance

One of the biggest busts in draft history has been writing teams in hopes of getting another chance to play in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated, quarterback JaMarcus Russell—the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft—is now willing to play “for free for a year” in exchange for one final opportunity. He wrote […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Big upset’ if Jared Goff isn’t No. 1 pick

There doesn’t figure to be much drama when the Los Angeles Rams officially come on the clock to start Thursday night’s first round of the 2016 NFL draft. More and more, Cal’s Jared Goff looks like a lock to be the first overall pick. Peter King of MMQB thinks it would now be a “big upset” if Goff […]

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 10:  C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a first down past Micah Thomas #44 of the Navy Midshipmen
 at Notre Dame Stadium on October 10, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Navy 41-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

10 underrated NFL draft prospects who could be steals

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea who you want your team to take Thursday night during the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Don’t forget, though, that there are two more days and six more rounds of the draft. Chances are your team will draft someone on Friday or Saturday who you haven’t […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

How far will Laremy Tunsil fall in NFL draft?

The closer we get to the 2016 NFL draft, the less Laremy Tunsil’s friends and family can expect to find under the Christmas tree. Not too long ago, the Ole Miss left tackle sat atop just about every mock draft with his name next to “Tennessee Titans.” Then all hell broke loose. The Rams traded […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04:  Musician Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

NFL feels the pain of Prince’s death

Iconic musician Prince died Thursday morning at the age of 57, according to CNN.com, and his shocking death is being felt in the NFL. Prince performed his signature song “Purple Rain” in the rain at halftime of Super Bowl XLI in Miami. During that show came one of the biggest wow-moment visuals in the history of Super Bowl halftime […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Anonymous NFL scouts offer up red-hot takes on 2016 QB class

Bob McGinn’s annual assessment of the 2016 NFL draft’s quarterback class is a treasure cove of blazing hot takes. A long-time football reporter with connections rooted around the league, McGinn utilizes a bevy of information and quotes from anonymous scouts and executives inside the NFL to compile his yearly quarterback rankings for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unnamed scouts are […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Cardale Jones of Ohio State sits out with an injury during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL scout blasts Cardale Jones, calls him a ‘poor man’s JaMarcus Russell’

This isn’t going to help Cardale Jones’ case for getting drafted. In Bob McGinn’s assessment of the draft’s top quarterbacks for the Journal Sentinel, one NFL scout blasted the former Ohio State quarterback by comparing him to the biggest draft bust of all time. “Kind of reminds me of a poor man’s JaMarcus Russell,” said […]

18 Apr 1998:  (L-R) First round picks Curtis Enis, Ryan Leaf, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson look on during the 1998 NFL Draft at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire  /Allsport

Top 5 QB tandems taken 1-2 in NFL draft

Now the 2016 NFL draft is ready for prime time. The Eagles traded up from No. 8 to No. 2 in the first round Wednesday, according to Pro Football Talk, and it’s a virtual certainty that quarterbacks will be taken with the top two picks. The Rams, who traded from No. 15 to No. 1 […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 07: Wide receiver Ted Ginn #19 of the Arizona Cardinals runs back a kickoff during the first half of the NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 7, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants owner says NFL could eventually eliminate kickoff

When the NFL moved the kickoff from the 30 to the 35-yard line in 2012, there was talk that the kickoff could be eliminated completely at some point in an attempt to make the game safer. That discussion had been dormant since then, until Giants co-owner and NFL Competition Committee member John Mara told Giants.com Tuesday that while the […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Quarterback Carson Wentz #17 of North Dakota State speaks to the media during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reports: Serious trade potential for both No. 2 and 3 picks in NFL draft

The first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft has already been dealt away, and there’s a growing possibility that both the second and third overall picks will follow suit. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, The Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams started the shakeup at the top of the draft last week, […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 19:  Davon House #31 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates a victory over the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on November 19, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Jaguars CB: ‘How come we can’t be the Panthers of this year?’

Cornerback Davon House sees no reason why the Jacksonville Jaguars—who open Week 1 at home against the Green Bay Packers—can’t be the surprise team of the 2016 NFL season. “It all starts off Week One,” House said, via the Florida Times-Union. “If we make a statement in Week One, we’re going to shock a lot […]

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