Newman and Fletcher Still Disagree in NFL Mock Draft 2.0

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The NFL Draft will commence on Thursday night, although it won’t be on-site this year. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

With draft night roughly 24 hours away, Stephen Newman and Robby Fletcher have each unveiled their second mock drafts of the season. It’s taken a lot of time and effort including ranking our top 10 quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends, as well as additional film study on players at other positions but we think we’re as prepared as ever for the big night.

While we’ve reached a near-consensus within the top 10 selections, we still have some differences in opinion some minor and some significant later in the round. Continue reading “Newman and Fletcher Still Disagree in NFL Mock Draft 2.0”

Mock Draft 2.0: Linemen, Receivers Overtake First Round in Fletcher’s Final Mock Draft

Guys, we are just a day away from the NFL Draft, how crazy is that? It seems like so long since my last mock draft, but really it’s only been about a month. That, to me, is just crazy. By now, we should have a clearer picture of each team’s needs after free agency, and hopefully these smokescreens don’t impact my assessment too much, but at this point in the offseason, it gets really hard to determine what’s real and what isn’t.

But, let’s kick this mock draft off with two picks that I refuse to change from my last mock because I simply cannot see a possibility of them being anybody else.

NOTE: I decided to go with a trade-less mock and determined the best course of action would be to pick players based on what I think the team will do rather than what I would do. Continue reading “Mock Draft 2.0: Linemen, Receivers Overtake First Round in Fletcher’s Final Mock Draft”

Wirfs, Terrell Among the Biggest Movers in Newman’s Mock Draft 2.0

Now that the draft is upon us and free agency has for the most part played out, we all have a better sense of team needs. With that, I’ve given myself the liberty to add some definition to my original draft predictions. In fact, I surprised myself so much that a decided to develop a rapid-fire second round section at no additional charge to my readers!

Spoiler alert: I made a couple changes within the top five, and one in particular had a significant trickle-down effect. Continue reading “Wirfs, Terrell Among the Biggest Movers in Newman’s Mock Draft 2.0”

The 10: Ranking the Tight Ends of the 2020 NFL Draft

Thank god, it’s draft week. After weeks of sports-less existence, we finally get one of the most exciting sporting events that doesn’t involve a single point scored. Today, we’ll be looking at this year’s crop of tight ends entering the draft. This group doesn’t have any generational talents at the position, but there are plenty of high-ceiling guys that are worth looking into to. Let’s take a look.

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The 10: Top Wide Receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft

If you’ve been keeping up with the pre-draft process, you likely know that the wide receiver group is probably the deepest position in this year’s class, and it has the potential to shatter some records. There have never been more than seven wide receivers taken in the first round (2004) or 12 in the first two rounds (2014).

In addition to it being a very talented group, this might also be the toughest position to rank, but the show must go on! These opinions might not be popular with everyone, but the tape never lies! Continue reading “The 10: Top Wide Receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft”

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins Edition

While I’m still hard at work on my next ranking of the ten best tight ends in the 2020 NFL Draft, I thought it’d be the right time to breakdown my thoughts on what the Redskins should do during the three-day event.

What comes with any team picking in the top five of the draft is the most intense form of smokescreens you’ll find. That’s no different for the Redskins, who have been the topic of discussion for months by T.V. pundits and bloggers like myself, particularly in regards to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who many see as an upgrade over 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins. We’ve also seen a lot of discussion over the trade value the pick holds because of Tagovailoa as well as Chase Young, who has been regarded as the best overall player in the draft. Continue reading “2020 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins Edition”

The 10: Grading the Running Backs of the 2020 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is now just over a week away, and draft season has upped its game with more smokescreens and gossip with each passing day. In preparation for the draft, we’re going to be looking at this year’s running back class. While not necessarily front-loaded, Jonathan Taylor and D’Andre Swift looking probably like the two most likely first round candidates, there are a ton of truly talented backs in this class that I think are more going to step in and immediately contribute on the big stage.

So, let’s start this list in style with the record-breaking Badger running back Jonathan Taylor.

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