Pre-Free Agency 2015 NFL Mock Draft

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Despite an overanalyzed slow 40 time, Winston impressed teams with his high football IQ. Draft guru Todd McShay also called him the second best QB prospect of the past decade (behind only Andrew Luck). Bucs’ head coach Lovie Smith seems to be on the Jameis bandwagon as well, so unless there

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The NFL’s Punishment Problem or What to Do with Greg Hardy

This week, the NFL was handed another reprimand for its handling of a player conduct issue.  Adrian Peterson’s case is just another example of the NFL’s inconsistent and haphazard rulings that do more to create tension with its players than it does to develop a consistent and firm message on how to address players’ off the field actions.  I believe

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King Kong, Angry Daddy and Crying Baby – Don’t Leave Us!

The proud history of the NFC North is often remembered for stoic faces like Lombardi, Grant, Ditka, Payton, Charter and Sanders.  When Joe Kapp climbed his way out of the Canadian Football League to be branded by Sports Illustrated as, “The Toughest Chicano” it was because of grit and determination.  Barry Sanders had an indomitable spirit that refused to let

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Recent First Round Quarterback Busts in the NFL

Do you remember Ryan Leaf? Let’s time travel back to 1998. Leaf comes in 3rd for the Heisman Trophy, behind runner-up Peyton Manning and winner defensive back Charles Woodson.  Leaf finishes his junior year at Washington State University, forgoing his senior year to enter into the NFL draft.  Manning, finishing a degree in Speech Communications in 3-years, returned to the

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