This is the time of year where the rumors start spiraling out of control.With the 2021 NFL Draft right on our doorstep, the misinformation that hits the airwaves reaches a fever pitch in the hopes of scrambling the picture for each of the NFL’s 32 franchises and ensuring teams aren’t onto each other’s scent for intentions in the draft.
INDIANAPOLIS – As the NFL Draft approaches – yes, it’ll eventually get here – one thing remains abundantly clear: there’s no consensus on what Chris Ballard plans to do.And that’s the way it should be.A general manager who tips his hand in any significant personnel matters should find another line of work.
Leading into the 2021 NFL Draft, ESPN’s lead college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit will headline a new ESPN series featuring candid conversations between the five-time Emmy Award-winner and six of the highest-rated quarterbacks in this year’s class.QB21 with Kirk Herbstreit, premiering on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, will delve into the journeys of Justin Fields (Ohio State), Trey Lance (North Dakota State), (Clemson), Mac Jones (Alabama), Kyle Trask (Florida) and Zach Wilson (BYU), as Herbstreit, who covered the players extensively during their college careers, prompts each of the quarterbacks to open up about their lives, both on-and-off the field, and mindset leading into the 2021 NFL Draft (April 29 – May 1), a pinnacle event in their playing careers.
NFL mock draft extraordinaire Mel Kiper Jr. was at it again on Tuesday morning.With the NFL Draft a little over two weeks away, Kiper is ramping up on his research and getting closer to filling out what his mock draft will look like come the day of the draft.
Mac Jones to the San Francisco 49ers keeps gaining traction.NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper is the latest to mock the former Alabama star to the Bay Area.When the Niners traded up to acquire pick No.3 last month, all eyes looked to Ohio State’s Justin Fields.
From now until the 2021 NFL Draft takes place, we hope to showcase as many prospects as possible and examine both their strengths and weaknesses.Most of these profiles will feature individuals that the Pittsburgh Steelers are likely to have an interest in, while a few others will be top-ranked players.
The 2021 NFL Draft will be held in person, which means top prospects will take the stage alongside Commissioner Roger Goodell and get to put the hat of the franchise that picked them on their head.The 2021 collection of New Era draft caps they will wear dropped on Monday.
Normally, I try to avoid a lot of negatives when evaluating draft prospects.There’s a reason these players have gotten to where they are, and they absolutely deserve to have their shot in the NFL.However, many of these guys will likely be over-drafted.
The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin on April 29 in Ohio, Cleveland.As usual, this year’s event will also be a 3-day affair.There are a host of young quarterback prospects up for grabs this summer.Brigham Young’s Zach Wilson is one of them.
Hey BGN!Just wanted to give you a heads-up about our next Locker Room app chat about the Philadelphia Eagles that’ll be taking place this week.Mark your calendars for the following date and time: Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 PM Eastern That’s right, we’re going live tonight!
The free agent signing period is not over by any means, but it certainly has gotten quieter both with the Cowboys and around the league.The focus is shifting now to the NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 29-May 1.While it's still possible to see more moves between now and the draft, the bulk of the player movement has already passed.
The Denver Broncos brought veteran Kareem Jackson back for 2021, but they’ll have a very large need at safety heading into the next season as it’ll be unlikely he returns.That leaves this upcoming 2021 NFL Draft as an important place for the team to look for Jackson’s replacement.
Our old buddy Michael Nania joins me today on the podcast for Jets offseason discussion.On the show we discuss the free agent period the Jets just had.Michael tells us his excitement over the Carl Lawson signing.We also discuss some of the moves that didn’t necessarily address major needs but still improved the team.
NFL Draft season is truly the best, because it leads to stories such as this one that compares a pair of quarterbacks that 1) the Washington Football Team may or may not be interested in and 2) the Washington Football Team may or may not have to trade up for to even have a chance of selecting.
The Detroit Lions are heading into the 2021 NFL Draft with more needs to fill out, and it’s a tough debate whether to consider the offense or defense the team’s biggest trouble spot at this point in time.Some will point to the offense given the need for playmaking wideouts, while others still see the defensive spots of linebacker and the secondary.
A system called the "common draft" was implemented for the AFL and NFL in 1967, creating a joint draft between the two leagues and establishing the precursor for what has become the marquee event of the offseason.The two leagues merged in 1970, and the rest is history.
Mel Kiper nails the first pick, but the second should raise some eyebrows.Share this story The 2021 NFL Draft is just over two weeks away and analysts are producing mock drafts at a persistent pace.Recently, ESPN’s Mel Kiper put out his latest two-round mock draft and while he stayed consistent in giving the Detroit Lions a wide receiver—his previous mock had them landing DeVonta Smith—this time they managed to grab the top option.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had his way with the Buffalo Bills defense in the AFC Championship Game this past January.In the Super Bowl, he was pressured by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rush and couldn’t play the hero.Two games with two very different outcomes.
Conner is signing with the Cardinals, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.Conner visited with the Cardinals on Monday and reportedly reached an agreement to sign Tuesday morning.After spending the first four years of his career in Pittsburgh, the soon-to-be 26-year-old joins an Arizona backfield where Chase Edmonds is the only other player with considerable NFL experience.
The Colts have six picks in the 2021 NFL Draft, beginning with the 21st overall selection.Could another running back join a loaded backfield this year?25 running backs were invited to participate in the NFL's modified 2021 scouting combine, which officially took place at college pro days on various campuses: Rakeem Boyd, Arkansas Gary Brightwell, Arizona Michael Carter, North Carolina Travis Etienne, Clemson Chris Evans, Michigan Demetric Felton, UCLA Kenneth Gainwell, Memphis Najee Harris, Alabama Javian Hawkins, Louisville Khalil Herbert, Virginia Tech Kylin Hill, Mississippi State Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State Jermar Jefferson, Oregon State Josh Johnson, Louisiana-Monroe Brenden Knox, Marshall Ben Mason, FB, Michigan Eli Mitchell, Louisiana Jaret Patterson, Buffalo Trey Ragas, Louisiana Larry Rountree III, Missouri Stevie Scott III, Indiana Trey Sermon, Ohio State Rhamondre Stevenson, Oklahoma Javonte Williams, North Carolina Pooka Williams Jr., Kansas The Athletic's Dane Brugler ranked three running backs among his top 100 prospects: Najee Harris (No.