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Grading the Philadelphia Eagles draft

Eagles draft Heisman winner DeVonta Smith By: Alex Matteo The 2021 NFL Draft has come and gone, naturally, we must dissect and nitpick every single pick each team has made. Today we will go through the Philadelphia Eagles’ draft and consider more than just the player selected. The why is just as important as the…

George Kittle’s dynasty outlook with Trey Lance

Dynasty Outlook: George Kittle By Zach Attack @FFChalupaBatman George Kittle, TE for the San Francisco 49ers, has been a stud in the NFL and for fantasy football.  Unless this is about to be your first season watching football and playing fantasy football then you already knew that.  Kittle is coming off an injury-plagued season and…

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Why the Bengals will have the highest passing offense in 2021

Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase reunite By: Reese Nasser With the Cincinnati Bengals choosing to take Ja’Marr Chase with the 5th overall pick in the draft, they are clearly making a commitment to both Joe Burrow and their offense as a whole. The willingness to pass on a talent like Penei Sewell and go with…

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How the Bruins Turned Their Whole Season Around With Two Trades 

By: Justin Homes The Boston Bruins have punched their ticket to the 2021 NHL playoffs. It’s been a whirlwind of a season, with a hot start and then a slew of injuries leading to a tough stretch. But, a big part of why they are heading to the postseason is winning 10 of their last…

3 rookies to sell post NFL Draft: a Ravens WR makes the list

Which rookies have a negative outlook? By: CJ Krause We are in Dynasty Christmas! The NFL draft has just ended and rookie drafts are just beginning. All the prepping and planning and the draft totally went as we all thought….. not. Many shocks and surprises and odd landing spots. I hate to be negative, but…

Biggest Breakout Candidates for the Kansas City Chiefs

By: Josh Shippen     The Chiefs’ flaws were dangerously exposed in the 2020 Super Bowl, but that should not hinder them from being a great team this year. Here is a list of potential breakout candidates from the Kansas CIty Chiefs. Daniel Sorensen Sorensen has been a good player for the Chiefs for a few…

3 day 2 and day 3 2021 nfl draft picks that will be gems

Who are the biggest draft gems? By: Brady Atkins Year after year, the NFL Draft comes and blesses fans, players, and teams across the country alike. And year after year, as time passes and the dust settles, the NFL Draft reminds us all of one thing. Nobody involved in the draft process knows anything about…

Post-Draft remaining Areas of focus for the Philadelphia Eagles

What are the biggest areas of need for the Eagles? By: Jayson Snyder Now that the dust has cleared on an eventful NFL Draft, teams have shifted their focus to the remaining needs that their rookie class may have failed to address.  As a club in transition, the Eagles’ offseason has been turbulent throughout and…

Why the Bears Should Bring Alshon Jeffery Back

By: Ladarius Brown Some teams are looking for depth on their rosters as a means for either competition or needs. To be more precise, the Bears could use some at the WR position. Last season, HC Matt Nagy’s team had the 8th most passing attempts but were 22nd in the league in receiving yards with…

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Why the Saints need to sign Richard Sherman

By: Josh Shippen During free agency there were many rumors and scenarios floated around involving the fates of every available free agent, and Sherman was no exception. Richard Sherman was floated to the Saints on many different venues, and I believe the scenario is plausible. To start out with the basic history, Sherman was drafted…

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Ernie Adams announces retirement: Reflection

By: Drew Feinberg Another chapter has ended in the New England Patriots dynasty, as Ernie Adams, longtime Football Research Director and friend of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, has announced his retirement.  Adams’ retirement was announced by Belichick following the 2021 NFL Draft. During the seventh and final round of his final draft, Adams hand-selected New…

How Najee Harris Wins rookie of the year

Najee Harris is the perfect fit for the Pittsburgh Steelers By: Dave Stewart As it always does, the NFL Draft left us with many surprises. The 49ers answered the first question of the draft, selecting Trey Lance third overall. Cincinnati selected Ja’marr Chase, catching some by surprise. Names like Kadarius Toney and Travis Etienne were…

Does Trey Lance have the best rookie situation?

Does Trey Lance have the Best Rookie situation this season? By: Andy Martinez The San Francisco 49ers shocked the world on Thursday night when the team decided to take quarterback Trey Lance with the 3rd overall pick in this year’s draft.  While there was talk of possibly taking Mac Jones at No. 3, it was…

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Devonta Smith can revitalize the Eagles offense

By: Pat Pitts Devnta Smith is an Eagle. How high will he fly? The Philadelphia Eagles have not had the most success at the wide receiver position over the past few years. On Thursday night, they made a deal with the Devil down in Dallas to erase 2020’s mistake.  The Eagles selected 2020’s Heisman winner…

Could Matt Ryan get back to MVP form with Kyle Pitts?

Is Kyle Pitts the next Tony Gonzalez? By: Ladarius Brown Now that the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books, franchises now have their players of the future in place. One of those franchises, the Atlanta Falcons, did just at pick No. 4, drafting Kyle Pitts of Florida. As I have mentioned in other pieces,…

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Becky Hammon is on a mission

By: Adam Chalifoux Becky Hammon is used to being told “No.”  The 5-foot-6 guard was a star in South Dakota’s high school scene but did not receive any offers from major college programs. So, Hammon took her catlike reflexes and ankle-breaking crossover to Colorado State. Despite being a three-time All-American and the all-time leading scorer…

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Post-NFL Draft Super Bowl Dark Horses in AFC and NFC

Which surprise franchises have a legit shot at winning the Super Bowl? by Michael Obermuller The NFL Draft came and went like a hurricane once again, with winners and losers grades flying in from every analyst in America. According to aggregate rankings, some of this year’s draft champions were teams like the Chicago Bears, Cleveland…

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Three Reasons Mac Jones Will Be the Patriots Starting Quarterback

Which QB will start in New England? By: Menachem Ickovitz (Twitter: @menudo_man) With the 15th pick in the draft, the New England Patriots selected Mac Jones, the quarterback from Alabama. They also resigned Cam Newton, who played for the Patriots last season. In this article, we will discuss why Jones and not Newton should start…

Grading the Colts Draft Picks

How Did the Indianapolis Colts Do in the 2021 NFL Draft? By: Trenton Roberts (Twitter: @TRobertsNFL) The Indianapolis Colts went into the 2021 NFL Draft as a playoff team looking to make a deeper run next season. With few holes and talent at key positions, the team needed an injection of young talent to widen…

Was the Packers First Round Pick a Slap in the Face to Aaron Rodgers?

By Matt M (Twitter: @TexasTrojan2004) Reports came out Thursday that Aaron Rodgers wants to leave the Packers.  Then, they draft a cornerback in the first round.  Does that mean they don’t want to work it out? I have seen and heard numerous conversations along these lines: Yes, Rodgers needs weapons, but more than that, the…

Why Daniel Jones is the ultimate Sleeper QB in the NFC

By: Eli Grabanski Daniel Jones has had an up-and-down career thus far as a quarterback. He started his career off with a promising rookie year where he threw 24 passing touchdowns in just 13 games and many people expected him to take the next step in year two. It didn’t happen, with Jones throwing for…

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Washington Football Team would be most “exciting” fit for Aaron Rodgers

By: Jake Rajala The Washington Football Team showed lots of potential last year as they snuck into the playoffs. WFT had an early postseason exit against the Buccaneers, but they gave the defending Super Bowl champions an intense fight in the 23-31 loss. Ron Rivera’s squad entered the offseason with a very talented defense, an…

3 reasons why the 49ers could return to a top 5 offense: New RBs arrive

49ers draft two running backs in the 2021 draft Kyle Shanahan’s offense exited the 2020-2021 season with the 15th ranked offense and question marks presuming key positions on offense. Due to the lackluster offensive display and a fourth-place finish in the division, Shanahan made retooling the offense a high priority in the off-season. Now, at…

Why Jon Gruden has underperformed since arriving

3 disappointing years for Jon Gruden By: Adam Hulse (Twitter: @AdamHulseSports) The Raiders had very high expectations when they lured Jon Gruden away from the broadcast booth and made him their head coach. Mark Davis, the owner, gave Gruden a 10-year contract worth 100 million dollars. This is one of the biggest contracts in history,…

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Why Penei Sewell is the Steal of the Draft

The Lions received a draft-day gift with his fall to #7. By Calvin K (Twitter: @Calvin_SGF) The NFL draft took place last weekend in Cleveland, and as usual, there were plenty of interesting storylines along with it. As usual, there were players who dropped far past their projected draft slot (Trevon Moehring, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah), as…

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Does Aaron Donald have a chance to be the greatest defensive player of all time?

By: Chris Thomas Since the (at the time St. Louis) Los Angeles Rams selected Aaron Donald out of Pitt with the 13th overall pick in 2014, he has dominated the NFL. During that span, Donald has been arguably the best defensive player in the entire league. More recently Donald has passed fellow 2014 draft prospect…

How Gregory Rousseau fits the Buffalo Bills

What does Gregory Rousseau bring to the Bills? By: Louis Damiano The Buffalo Bills knew that they were going to have to be patient during night one of the NFL Draft, and they were as they stayed at 30 and selected Gregory Rousseau, who they believe was the best player available. The first thing that…

How the Saints draft picks will improve the team

How will the Saints 2021 draft picks help them compete this season? By: Jeremy Trottier With the 2021 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, the New Orleans Saints had a rather interesting one to say the least.  From a potential Drew Brees successor, to a top-level edge at the pick, they made the most of…

Top 10 NFL Prospects and their pro comparisons

By: Gladys Louise Tyler In reality, five of the top 10 prospects could be dominated by one position.  Where is the fun in that?  So this time, we will take three quarterbacks, three wide receivers, three running backs, and a tight end evaluating their positives and negatives going into the 2021 NFL Draft and who…

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5 teams that made the right pick, but not the most popular pick

By: Ladarius Brown The 1st round of the 2021 NFL Draft is in the books and several teams walked away with some franchise-changing players like Trevor Lawrence to the Jaguars or Kyle Pitts to the Falcons. However, several others made some head-scratching picks (looking at you New Orleans) as their fanbases question their future after…

Evaluating the Packers first round draft pick

By: Corey Hietpas April 29th, 2021. Packers’ fans will likely need a significant amount of time to forget about this day. What started out like Christmas morning quickly turned to a feeling of dread and misery as the news about Aaron Rodgers not wanting to return to Green Bay spread like wildfire. My excitement for…

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Anthony Edwards continues making his case for Rookie of the Year

Isabel Gonzalez @cisabelg Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards has talent as big as his personality. While the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft was not the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at the beginning of the season, he is certainly making his case now. When the season started, LaMelo Ball looked…

Fantasy Football: 5 Running Backs WHo are Overvalued

By: Andy Will In this piece we will look into five running back who could be overvalued going into the 2021 season. This may be due to current ranking but could also be down to situation. Cam Akers 2020 Games- 13 Targets- 14 Fantasy Finishes Rushes- 145 Catches- 11 Standard- 42 Yards- 625 Yards- 123…

Kris Bryant’s Health is key

By: Francisco Rojas Cubs need a healthy Kris Bryant to have a huge year Kris Bryant has been one of the biggest contributors to the Cubs winning ways for the better part of the last six years since he made his MLB debut in 2015.  Since his debut, he’s done some incredible things with the…

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Ranking Each 1st Overall Pick from the Last Ten Years of the NFL Draft

Who is the best #1 pick from the last 10 NFL Drafts? By: Menachem Ickovitz (Twitter: @menudo_man) With the countdown to the NFL Draft switching from weeks to days and now to hours, it’s a good time to look back at previous drafts. In this exercise we are ranking the 10 players drafted with the…

3 QB Whose Value Will Spike After NFL draft

Get these QB at a discount before the NFL draft By: Jesse Moeller (Twitter: @JMoeller05) After months of sifting through countless smoke screens, we have finally arrived at the NFL draft. Being in my first offseason of dynasty football, I could not be happier that the day is actually here. ADP will shift wildly after…

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NBA: The 5 Brightest Futures Among Players Under 23

By: Adam Chalifoux The NBA has the most exciting young talent since the wake of the 1996 NBA draft class that featured icons such as Kober Bryant, Steve Nash, Ray Allen, Ben Wallace, and more. While it may be LeBron’s world still. Who has next is still very up in the air? Here is a…

3 reasons why Caleb Farley will be the Saints pick

The New Orleans Saints are reported to be looking to make yet another trade-up in an NFL draft. The news of the Saints seeking to move up should come as no surprise to Saints fans. Sean Payton hasn’t shied away from trading up in previous drafts. When Payton smells blood with the potential of an…

Top Candidates for Packers first round pick

By: Skyler Waterman The 2021 NFL Draft is upon us and that begs the question, who will be the first player selected by the Green Bay Packers? This article will detail three different scenarios that could take place on draft night. The first scenario would be the Green Bay Packers trading up in the draft…

Three reasons why the 49ers draft Trey Lance

By: Andy Martinez Which QB will Kyle Shanahan draft? As the NFL Draft inches closer, it becomes harder every day to see NFL GMs’ true intentions for Thursday night. Aside from the Jaguars and Jets, who are expected to draft Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson respectively, teams around the league continue to scramble in efforts…

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5 Suprises of the NHL season so far

By: Adam Kierszenblat With the NHL’s season wrapping up, we look back at some of the top unforeseen storylines from the season. From Covid protocols to rookies dominating the league, this season had twists and turns throughout. Here are the top five moments: 5) COVID-19 Issues Across The League Coming into the season, many expected…

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Latest Rumors around Justin Fields: Pats in and 49ers out

Justin Fields has undoubtedly been the most polarizing player leading up to the draft. Since Fields edged out Mac Jones in the championship, there’s been lots of buzz surrounding potential landing spots for Fields in the pro ranks. Fields was favored to go second overall for much of the mock draft season, then swarms of…

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Landing Spots for All 5 of the Top QB Prospects

Who will Lawrence, Wilson, Fields, Lance and Jones play for in 2021? by Michael Obermuller The lead-up to the NFL Draft is a sports process like no other. The speculation, the intrigue, the misinformation and strategy used by different franchises and general managers. Considering the diverse crop of quarterback talent available in 2021, this offseason…

Why the Steelers should trade up for a QB

By: Dave Stewart The Pittsburgh Steelers are not a team that typically drafts quarterbacks in the early rounds. They have selected a quarterback in the first round only five times in team history, with only two of those selections taking place in the last half-century. With all due respect to Ted Marchibroda, who played a…

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Why Taysom Hill not Jameis Winston will start and is the ultimate MVP dark horse

By: Jake Rajala Drew Brees, the future Hall of Fame field general, who recently got a shout-out from Kyle Shanahan, left this New Orleans Saints throne this off-season. Now that Brees has departed from the Big Easy and the memes throwing shade at his arm strength have shriveled down, the question begs to ask: who…

Why Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson are the top two picks

By: Cody Molla (Twitter: @ Cmolla1) Draft day is just over a day away and the anticipation of what each NFL franchise will do has all fans excited! The first round of the NFL draft goes live at 8:00 PM ET from Cleveland. The draft is back in person after a remote and virtual draft…

Dream Bengals Running Back Options In the NFL Draft

By: Noah Nichols In the 2021 NFL Draft, the running back class is not so deep. In fact, there are really only three running backs that can be considered an every-down running back. After that…well, your best guess is as good as mine. This is not to say that there are not any good running…

Three Ways the Raiders Can Get Ja’Marr Chase

By: Ladarius Brown With the 2021 NFL Draft two days away, teams already locked into the players they want for their future. However, other teams are in limbo in what direction to go, one of them being the Las Vegas Raiders (almost typed Oakland). The reality is that, despite going 8-8 last season, the Raiders…

Latest Draft Preview for New York Jets

By: Eric Mintzer With the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Jets will take Zach Wilson, the quarterback from BYU. At this point, the actual selection is just a formality. Essentially, the Jets made this decision weeks ago by trading Sam Darnold to Carolina. While Wilson hopes to be the…

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Grading Nick Caserio in 2021: Has he done enough?

By Matt M (Twitter: @TexasTrojan2004) On January 7, 2021, the Houston Texans named Nick Caserio their new GM, and was he dealt a bad hand.  I’m talking 7-2 offsuit and first to act.  First, his franchise quarterback, Deshaun Watson, requested a trade. Then, their defensive stalwart, J.J. Watt, asks for and is granted his release. …

Who has the best line in all of hockey? Top 5 Lines

By: Justin Homes Who is the Best Line in All of Hockey? Year by year it seems to be a debate that truly never has a sure-fire answer. Which line is truly the best? Now some scenarios around the league see lines constantly being shuffled such as over in Edmonton. So it adds another layer to…

Top Replacement options for Saints off-season Departures

By: David Wiggins A look at the New Orleans Saints options to replace a few of the multiple key pieces lost this offseason. It’s no secret the New Orleans Saints have gone through a major transformation this offseason in an effort to get under the recently reduced salary cap.  At the moment they will only…

3 Prospects The Colts could Trade up for

Kwity Paye could replace Justin Houston By: Trenton Roberts (Twitter: @TRobertsNFL) Chris Ballard and the Indianapolis Colts are notorious for trading down in drafts. Why do they do it so much? Well, because it works. In picks acquired through the team trading down in recent years, the Colts selected names such as Quenton Nelson, Braden…

Breakout Players for Kyle Shanahan: Wayne Gallman has arrived

By: Zach Owen A string of major injuries coupled with some less than stellar play led to a pretty disappointing year for San Francisco, especially coming off a Super Bowl run in 2019. They still have a solid defense, with young stars like Nick Bosa and Fred Warner, but their offense needs to figure some…

Breakout candidates for the Buffalo Bills

Who will make the difference for Buffalo in 2021? By: Adam Martin The Buffalo Bills showed how much they had improved by taking the AFC East title last season. After around two decades of domination from New England, it was an impressive year for the Bills. However, they didn’t make it to the Superbowl, losing…