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2014 Sleeper QB: Brett Smith

2014 Sleeper QB: Brett Smith

by Ken Scudero

The 2014 NFL Draft will be one of the most confusing yet exciting when it comes to quarterbacks. You have Johnny Manziel, who is as entertaining as they come, but how his game will translate in the NFL is concerning... Read more

Ranking The OLBs

Ranking The OLBs

by David Seigerman

Pity Brian Orakpo. When Washington slapped its franchise tag on him in March, it set him up to make a $11.4 million in 2014 -- the highest base salary among all linebackers... Read more

2014 Sleeper OLB: Howard Jones

2014 Sleeper OLB: Howard Jones

by Ken Scudero

There will be a great selection of pass rushers to choose from among the outside linebackers available in the 2014 NFL Draft, and they will be drafted very quickly... Read more

Ranking The ILB

Ranking The ILB

by David Seigerman

It was once the dominion of the game's giants. Bednarik. Nitschke. Butkus. Huff. The NFL didn't need to build a statue to honor middle linebackers; the men who played the position looked as if they themselves had been hewn from granite... Read more

Inside Linebacker: A Necessary Position Becoming Undervalued

Inside Linebacker: A Necessary Position Becoming Undervalued

by Cody Roche

The inside linebacker position is one that has been drastically affected by the emphasis put on passing in the modern NFL. With many offenses sending out three receivers, as well as an athletic tight end, defenses must focus on coverage... Read more

2014 Sleeper ILB: Andrew Jackson

2014 Sleeper ILB: Andrew Jackson

by Ken Scudero

There aren't many NFL-ready inside linebackers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Beyond C.J. Mosley, there won't be an inside linebacker taken until late in the second round... Read more

Ranking The Receivers

Ranking The Receivers

by David Seigerman

Pity Kain Colter. The former Northwestern quarterback picked an unimaginably bad year to try to enter the NFL as a converted wide receiver. There has never been a wide receiver class as deep in talented prospects... Read more

Manziel Puts On A Show For The Pros

Manziel Puts On A Show For The Pros

by David Seigerman

You have to give Johnny Manziel credit for one thing. The kid sure knows how to put on a show. Pro Days are entirely contrived events to begin with... Read more

Slot Receivers Are Making Big Plays

Slot Receivers Are Making Big Plays

by Cody Roche

We always hear the same question about wide receiver prospects: Is this player a number-one wide receiver? The prototypical No. 1 is essentially Calvin Johnson: a 6-foot-5 player who can run a 4.3 40 and has incredible hands... Read more

Compensatory Draft Pick Awarded Helps Rich Get Richer

Compensatory Draft Pick Awarded Helps Rich Get Richer

by David Seigerman

If it weren't for the Browns, no one would be better positioned in the NFL Draft than the 49ers. San Francisco earned one of the 32 compensatory draft picks awarded on Monday -- the 36th pick in the third round, the 100th pick overall... Read more

Expert NFL Mock Draft

1 Houston Texans
Jadeveon Clowney

DE, South Carolina

Analysis: Things are getting a bit quiet on that Texans-absolutely-will-take-a-quarterback bandwagon. Simply p... Read more

2 St. Louis Rams
Jake Matthews

T, Texas A&M

Analysis: I've had Matthews here in all previous iterations of my mock, and I'll keep him here as long as the ... Read more

3 Jacksonville Jaguars
Teddy Bridgewater

QB, Louisville

Analysis: His so-so Pro Day notwithstanding, I can see Jacksonville taking its quarterback of the future here.... Read more

4 Cleveland Browns
Sammy Watkins

WR, Clemson

Analysis: They don't have a quarterback, but whomever they find to play the position would have one of the mos... Read more

5 Oakland Raiders
Khalil Mack

OLB, Buffalo

Analysis: Picking up Austin Howard in free agency moves last year's second-round pick, Menelik Watson, to LT. ... Read more

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On the Clock: Lions

On the Clock: Lions

by Bill Lund

The 2013 NFL season was forgetful for Lions fans. The Lions were 7-5 and in control of the NFC North until a four-game losing streak to end the season sealed the fates of the Lions and head coach Jim Schwartz... Read more

On The Clock: Bears

On The Clock: Bears

by Cody Roche

The Chicago Bears became much better this past season after adding head coach Marc Trestman. Gone are the "Monsters of the Midway," and with Trestman’s high-powered offensive schemes the Bears passing game became a force to be reckoned with... Read more

On The Clock: Browns

On The Clock: Browns

by David Seigerman

A few years back, Hollywood did the unthinkable: it made a hit movie about an offensive lineman... Read more

On The Clock: Bengals

On The Clock: Bengals

by Bill Lund

To be the second-longest tenured coach (11 years) in the volatile NFL is an accomplishment, and that is exactly what Cincinnati's Marvin Lewis is... Read more