DA BEARS 2019 Draft Review

Before I start breaking down the Pick by Pick drafting for this team, let us keep in mind that the biggest piece to this draft effort was early last season when the team traded to acquire KHALIL MACK. This move provided the team with its best pass rusher since the RICHARD DENT era. With the chance for a… Read More »

LIONS 2019 Draft Review

2018 marked the first year of the PATRIOTS connection in DETROIT. Former PATS exec BOB QUINN, now DETROIT’s GM decided that he needed to move his franchise on from two straight years of 9-7 under HC JIM CALDWELL. In came MATT PATRICIA, another ex-PATRIOTS Coach, to move the team onto higher ground. The resultant 6-10 season was wrought… Read More »

CHIEFS 2019 Draft Review

Despite the emergence of PATRICK MAHOMES as an elite talent and franchise QB, it was an uneasy off-season for the CHIEFS. Salary Cap issues raised their ugly head, and the team made some major moves to reel in the dollars battle by trading and/or releasing multiple big name players, like JUSTIN HOUSTON and DEE FORD. The team also… Read More »

GIANTS 2019 Draft Review

Colin already gave you a brief draft summary for the GIANTS 2019 effort, but there is more to say about a team with 10 Picks, 5 of them being in the top 108 selections. Whether you agree with some of GM DAVE GETTLEMAN’s picks, or his reasons behind them, it is clear that these 10 picks, plus another… Read More »

TEXANS 2019 Draft Review

I felt that perhaps a look at the TEXANS 2019 Draft would be rather timely right now, given the firing this week of GM BRIAN GAINE. There has been some buzz that when all was said and done, there was serious concern about this year’s Draft effort, as well as GAINE’s first effort last year. Remember also, that… Read More »

JAGUARS 2019 Draft Review

2018 was a monster regressive season for this team that made it all the way to the AFC Championship Game the previous season. All hands on deck. Clear the decks this off-season for TOM COUGHLIN’S minions. Gone is former “franchise QB” BLAKE BORTLES, who is now in L.A. In comes NICK FOLES, who had been somewhat of a… Read More »

BROWNS 2019 Draft Review

Times have changed relatively quickly for the BROWNS organization. The recently hapless team now finds itself to be ranked as a serious Play-Off contender in the AFC North. Some of this change in fortune can be attributed to slippage by teams like the STEELERS and RAVENS, but most of their newfound prowess is due in large part to… Read More »

Star-Games Draft Report Card

Some folks, certainly not yours truly, question the significance of the annual All-Star Games played by the top senior prospects every January. There have been what seems like a hoard of new, wanna-be Star games in recent years. More power to them all, but for the present and immediate future, the Big 3 are still the East/West Shrine… Read More »

SAINTS 2019 Draft Review

After trading up to get DE MARCUS DAVENPORT last year, as well as a couple of other moves, the team was left with a paltry 5 Picks, with only one of them in the Top 100 selections. So let’s get right to their roster additions. Round 2, Pick 48 ERIK McCOY OC/G TEXAS A&M 6’4/303 4.89/40 PP#31 Sometimes… Read More »

STEELERS 2019 Draft Review

Talk about an important Draft for a successful team that lost two of it’s brightest stars this past off-season in ANTONIO BROWN and LE’VEON BELL. The team had 9 Picks when all the smoke had cleared in Nashville. They have also been quite busy in the URFA market. For a team that often “redshirts” most of their Rookies,… Read More »

TITANS 2019 Draft Review

The 2018 Draft was not exactly a smashing success for the Titans. They traded up to nab LB RASHAAN EVANS and ended up with only 4 Picks overall. They then used their 6th Round Pick on QB LUKE FALK, who is gone from Nashville already. They absolutely needed to do better in 2019. They had 6 Picks this… Read More »

CARDINALS 2019 Draft Review

Let me get it out of my system right away. I still believe it was a serious gaff by this organization to bring in a college coach with a losing record at that level, and then have to get rid of last year’s Top 10 draftee QB, (ROSEN), to give that new HC his favorite toy, (from HS… Read More »

49’ers 2019 Draft Review

While we are on the Left Coast, let’s hop across The Bay and head down to Palo Alto to take a look at what GM JOHN LYNCH and the 49ERS were up to on Draft Weekend 2019. With their roster work in recent years, I think this team is on the rise. A healthy GAROPPOLO at QB could… Read More »

RAIDERS 2019 Draft Review

So here we go again. It has been a full week since the 2019 NFL Draft ended, and you’ve heard and read how every team did just what they needed to do to fix their roster, or you’ve heard how every team screwed things up… again. So let me chime in with the Good, the Bad, and the… Read More »

Draft Thoughts 2019 Post Nashville

Howdy buckaroos! Pigskin here, with Post-Draft 2019 pondering. Yes, I have been quiet for a few days. Quite honestly, I have been licking my Draft wounds, and trying to figure out the errors of my ways. I annually participate in The Huddle Report’s Top 100 projection competition. Some big time, and some small time, Draftniks are invited to… Read More »

Who’s Left for Day 3 2019 Draft

Just wanted to throw out names of my highest ranked prospects who did not go on Days 1 & 2. Volume is the name of the game for Day 3, with 4 Rounds and the vast majority of Compensatory Picks still be used. The good news is that the League strips down the Pick time limit to speed… Read More »

Final Top 100 Prospect List 2019 NFL Draft 4/23/2019

1 JOSH ALLEN OB/ER KENTUCKY 2 QUINNEN WILLIAMS DT ALABAMA 3 NICK BOSA DE OHIO STATE 4 KYLER MURRAY QB OKLAHOMA 5 DEVIN WHITE LB LSU 6 ED OLIVER DT HOUSTON 7 MONTEZ SWEAT DE/ER MISS ST (MED) 8 T.J. HOCKENSON TE IOWA 9 DWAYNE HASKINS QB OHIO STATE 10 JAWAAN TAYLOR OT FLORIDA 11 CLELIN FERRELL DE… Read More »

PACKERS 2019 Team Mock Draft

This is Brian Gutekunst’s second Draft as the man in charge for the Pack. Last year saw him add some solid talent to the roster. But locker room dysfunction, injuries (especially to AARON RODGERS) and seemingly disheartened coaching efforts left the team fighting with Detroit for the bottom of the NFC North. The first post-season casualty was HC… Read More »

PATRIOTS 2019 Team Mock Draft

Only a few days left until the 2019 NFL Draft. I have revised my prospect rankings, hopefully for the last time. It’s time to take a look at the Super Bowl champs, who have a plethora of Picks this year, with 12, and 6 of those Picks come within the Top 101. In reality, we know based on… Read More »

GIANTS 2019 Team Mock Draft

I always enter into this mock with a bit of trepidation, and it is due to the fanaticism of GIANTS fans. They rank right up there with the most rabid, traditional franchise bases in the country, and right now the team is trying to rebuild under their most recent GM DAVE GETTLEMAN. They have made a lot of… Read More »

BROWNS 2019 Team Mock Draft

Unlike some of the teams that I have discussed and conducted Mocks for, there is no doubt at all who’s in charge with the Browns. JOHN DORSEY is in charge, and will make final decisions here, which is not intended to imply that he does not listen to his scouts and team personnel people. Like his mentor TED… Read More »

REDSKINS 2019 Team Mock Draft

So other than Owner Daniel Snyder, who exactly is in charge of things in Old D.C. when the annual Draft begins? Legacy exec team president BRUCE WILLIAMS, SCOTT CAMPBELL, HC JAY GRUDEN, VP of Player Personnel DOUG WILLIAMS, and a cast of … well, too many. All too often, this organization seems like a ship at sea with… Read More »

EAGLES 2019 Team Mock Draft

Without writing a book… Do you all remember when Owner JEFF LURIE got tired of the kinda close, but no cigar, ANDY REID era, and he made the bold move of firing ANDY and bringing in CHIP KELLY? He also took the reins away from HOWIE ROSEMAN because CHIP wanted total control. Remember how that didn’t work out… Read More »

BRONCOS 2019 Team Mock Draft

The JOHN ELWAY era in Denver has been a quandary of sorts, with his biggest challenge, being finding someone to qualify as the long term Franchise QB. In somewhat of another short term fix, ala Peyton, GM Elway has brought in JOE FLACCO. In order for the FLACCO Era to be a success, ELWAY has got to find… Read More »

LIONS 2019 Team Mock Draft

We are entering year two of the PATRICIA/QUINN partnership/leadership regime in Detroit. This comes on the heels of a tumultuous first year as Head Coach for MATT PATRICIA. There was a great deal of roster experimentation last season, as PATRICIA tried to mold the overall team into his view of what it should look like. Even more personnel… Read More »