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About Brady Podloski

Contributor for The Scorecrow for the NFL. Covering the Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals.

Five Bold Predictions for the Arizona Cardinals

Brady Podloski | May 20th, 2020  

The Arizona Cardinals are a young team that improved each game last year. With second-year quarterback Kyler Murray entering the season with an arsenal of weapons, the offense could be one of the best in the league. While it doesn’t seem bold in hindsight, the boldest move of the last offseason was drafting Murray first overall in the 2019 draft, despite drafting Josh Rosen in the 2018 draft. After just one year of play, Murray has shown unique qualities that can make him a viable part of the franchise moving forward. To this point, this is an article about five bold predictions for the Cardinals for the 2020 season. 

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Early 2020 Wins and Losses Projections: AFC South

Brady Podloski, Byron Jewell, Mason Thompson | May 10th, 2020

The AFC South is a chaotic division year after year, with each team having its own hot streak. This past year, we’ve seen two superstars depart the division in DeAndre Hopkins and Jalen Ramsey, both adding to the mystery of who will win the division next. Each team has its own question that they must answer, in order to find success. Overall, this division is unpredictable year to year, and with the 2020 schedule set, there will be some interesting games to watch. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Early 2020 Wins and Losses Projections: NFC West

Brady Podloski, Chris Gallagher, Mason Thompson | May 10th, 2020

The NFC West is one of the most difficult divisions to predict. Last year, the fast rise of the 49ers took the league by storm, whereas in 2018 the Rams were able to maintain their dominant streak. Will there be another change at the top of the division? With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each NFC West team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Early 2020 Wins and Losses Projections: NFC East

Brady Podloski, Steve Seufert, Brandon Braasch, Sam Schneider | May 10th, 2020

The NFC East arguably has some of the most passionate fans in the NFL. It also has some of the weirdest divisional games, which are always unpredictable. The four teams each have a young quarterback of which makes every game exciting. While the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles have each won the division twice in the past four years, the Giants and Redskins are starting to accumulate talent. With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each NFC East team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Early 2020 Wins and Losses Projections: AFC West

Brady Podloski, Dale Money, Ethan Hewett, Sam Schneider | May 10th, 2020

Is this the beginning of a new dynasty? With the Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs, not losing any pieces, it will be difficult for the Broncos, Raiders, and Chargers to compete with them. However, the Broncos, Raiders, and Chargers, each made strides to improve their offenses. This division has the potential for some close and meaningful games to determine who makes the playoffs. With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each AFC West team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: NFC North 

Brady Podloski, Chris Gallagher, Brandon Braasch, Mason Thompson, Joey Ricotta | May 9th, 2020

The NFC North has had three different divisional winners in the past three years. Each year it seems that the balance of power shifts from one team to another in the north, as each of the four teams excels in an important part of the game. Overall, this is one of the most complete divisions in terms of talent and depth on each team, meaning each game will be very close. Additionally, there is an extra playoff wildcard spot, where the north could see three of its teams in the playoffs. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC East Josh Allen

Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC East

Brady Podloski, Ethan Hewett, Mason Thompson | May 9th, 2020 

The AFC East has been dominated by the New England Patriots for the last 20 years, however, it is the end of an era. With the departure of Tom Brady, and the rise of young quarterbacks- Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, and Tua Tagovailoa – the division looks to be promising and entertaining for years to come. With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each AFC East team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL Analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We have projected all 256 games here and have the winners and losers of each division, and you can find all of the other projections here.  Continue reading

Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: NFC South 

Brady Podloski, Frank Ammirante, Sam Schneider, Joey Ricotta  | May 9th, 2020

The NFC South is arguably one of the most offensive driven divisions. As well, each offense has improved over the offseason, but the biggest addition is Tom Brady. With Brady and other quarterbacks like Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, and Teddy Bridgewater, the division has no clear winner. With the extra playoff spot open, this division could have three teams compete in the playoffs. With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each NFC South team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL Analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division! Continue reading

Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC North 

Brady Podloski, Sam Schneider, Steve Seufert | May 9th, 2020

The AFC North is a battle for the top spot year in and out. With young quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson the division looks to have a promising and entertaining year. With the return of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers may return to their old winning form. The AFC North division has some of the best rivalries and hardest-hitting football which always makes for close games. Additionally, there is an extra playoff spot, of which means the AFC North could see three of its teams in the playoffs. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Rookie Winners and Losers: CeeDee Lamb

Rookie Winners and Losers 

Brady Podloski | May 4th, 2020

In this year’s NFL draft, there were serious NFL implications for the rookie class. Most players went to a good team though, where each should get opportunities this year or next year. It was hard finding rookie players that were losers, as everyone largely got the right fit. For this article, however, the winners are players whose fits, make sense, and have a chance to make a significant impact in their career. The losers are the players whom I would have preferred to go elsewhere. 

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San Francisco 49ers Draft Review:49ers first-round pick Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina

San Francisco 49ers Draft Review

Brady Podloski | April 28th, 2020

The NFL draft is over, and now we are all left with no sports for the summer. Now, all we can do is analyze and debate whether teams had a good draft or not. In short, the Niners had a good draft. They were even able to trade a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick for starting left tackle Trent Williams. While the Niners didn’t have very many draft picks going into Thursday, they made the most of their five selections. 

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Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Arizona Cardinals Draft Review

Brady Podloski | April 27th, 2020

The Arizona Cardinals brought in an array of talent in the draft, getting value on both sides of the ball. Each pick graded highly and also filled a need on the team. With the positions that needed assistance – defense tackle and linebacker- the Cardinals were able to get new starters and depth. Continue reading

Jeffrey Okudah

Detroit Lions Draft Review

Brady Podloski | April 27th, 2020

What an exciting draft weekend! Now all that we can do is talk about the prospects each team drafted. One thing is certain from the weekend, the Detroit Lions got better with each of their picks. As well, It is no secret that Lions head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn needed impact players that could play right away, as they are on the hot seat. From this draft, the Lions picked several pro-ready players that will make a difference in their 2020 season. With that said, this is the recap of the Lions draft and highlights the players they drafted. Continue reading

2020 NFL Draft: Winners and Loser from Day Two

Brady Podloski | April 25th, 2020  

It was an exciting Day Two of the draft, as some players went higher than expected and others went lower. Still, some teams have already had better drafts than others and it’s becoming quite apparent who is winning and who is losing. With that said, these are the winners and losers from Day Two in the 2020 draft. Continue reading

Top 30 Remaining Players in the 2020 NFL Draft

Brady Podloski | April 24th, 2020  

With the first round of the NFL draft complete, we look forward to the second round as its the only sporting event still going on in the world! Round one of the draft brought some runs on positional groups like linebackers and wide receivers. Yet there was not a single safety selected, which leaves some significant talent on the board. The second round of the NFL draft starts at 7pm EST, so here are the top 30 players remaining in the draft.  Continue reading

2020 NFL Draft: Day Two Mock Draft

Brady Podloski | April 24th, 2020  

With the first round of the NFL draft complete, we look forward to the second and third rounds because its the only sporting event still going on in the world!! The second night of the NFL draft starts at 7pm EST.

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Tua Tagovailoa, QB Alabama #11

Fantasy Rookie Quarterbacks to Watch

Brady Podloski | April 23rd, 2020 

The NFL draft is TODAY(!!!!), and for Dynasty and Superflex players it is an important few days. These are the days where everyone sees where the quarterback will go and if they will have an opportunity to entrench themselves in a starting role. These four quarterbacks will be significantly influenced by the draft. Where each goes and the round they go in, will dictate if they are legitimate starters on your fantasy roster. 

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2020 NFL Draft: Diamonds in the Rough

Brady Podloski | April 23rd, 2020

In every draft, there are a few prospects who fall through the cracks and aren’t given enough recognition. This article illustrates eight of those prospects who deserved more hype. These are the diamonds in the rough, and I expect most to be drafted in the fourth to the seventh round. Some diamonds in the rough from the 2019 NFL draft include Darius Slayton, Gardner Minshew II, and Maxx Crosby.

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2020 Fantasy Rookie Wide Receivers to Watch for in the Draft

Brady Podloski | April 22nd, 2020  

The NFL draft is this week and for fantasy drafts and dynasty players, it is an incredibly important week. With it already being the end of April, it also means that fantasy drafts are right around the corner! To have a successful fantasy team, you need startable receivers. Continue reading

Match Making: the Perfect Draft Fit AFC Edition

Brady Podloski | April 21st, 2020  

The 2020 NFL Draft is this week and each team has an ideal prospect in mind. For us in the public, all we can do is look at the schemes, the team history, and the offensive and the defensive needs to determine the perfect prospect for each team. I pair each team in the AFC with a player who fits their profile and who is attainable with the pick they have. These perfect fits aren’t just limited to first-round players, but players in any round. With that said, here is the perfect draft fit for each team in the AFC.

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Match Making: the Perfect Draft Fit NFC Edition

Brady Podloski | April 20th, 2020  

The 2020 NFL Draft is this week and each team has an ideal prospect in mind. For us in the public, all we can do is look at the schemes, the team history, and the offensive and the defensive needs to determine the perfect prospect for each team. I pair each team in the NFC with a player who fits their profile and who is attainable with the pick they have. These perfect fits aren’t just limited to first-round players, but players in any round. With that said, here is the perfect draft fit for each team in the NFC.

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The Case for the Lions to Draft Simmons over Okudah

Brady Podloski | April 15th, 2020

Early this week, I conducted a mock draft for the Lions and gave them Jeffrey Okudah, third overall (because there were no trade backs). For the mock, I found that the players from rounds two and three were the fundamental building blocks. You can find the mock draft here by clicking here. Overall, I would give them the same haul if they drafted Isaiah Simmons instead of Okudah because I believe Amani Oruwariye can step up with third-round pick Troy Pride Jr. Primarily this is a short article on why the Detroit Lions should draft Simmons over Okudah. 

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Miami Dolphins Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Brady Podloski | April 14th, 2020

The Miami Dolphins finished the season off strong, which was a result of the team’s head coach Brian Flores. Going forward, this team made significant signings to speed up the rebuilding window. Notably, the team made considerable signings with Ereck Flowers, Shaq Lawson, Emmanuel Ogbah, Jordan Howard, Kyle Van Noy, and Byron Jones. This team has completely shifted its defense, by adding short term players to high impact positions such as edge, corner, and linebacker.

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New York Jets Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Brady Podloski | April 10th, 2020

The New York Jets made substantial additionals in free agency. They have completely redesigned their offensive line, adding the four new starters in Alex Lewis, Greg Van Roten, Connor McGovern, and George Fant while adding depth with interior offensive lineman Josh Andrews. Other notable additions include Breshad Perriman, Patrick Onwuasor, Brian Poole, and Pierre Desir. The free agency period has primarily filled the outstanding needs the team had, mostly being the offensive line. With the departure of Robby Anderson, signing Perriman fills the deep threat role. However, there is still a need for a reliable and dangerous wide receiver. As well, there has been a perennial need at the edge position, but there isn’t the depth in the edge class to fill the need.

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Detroit Lions Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Brady Podloski | April 6th, 2020  

The Detroit Lions finished in last place in the NFC North Division, but that doesn’t reflect the reality of their situation. The team was competitive for the first six games going 2-3-1, and during this stretch, all of their losses were by four points or less. The Lions were not as bad as their record shows. However going forward, this is a significant offseason for head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn, as both are rumored to be on the hot seat. In short, Patricia and Quinn need to win and be in “meaningful games” during December. To play in the meaningful games in December, the Lions have hit on a few of their nine picks in the 2020 draft. 

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Arizona Cardinals Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Brady Podloski | April 5th, 2020

The Arizona Cardinals have been very active this offseason, determined to fill the needs on their roster. They’ve brought in an array of defensive talent from free agency including linebacker De’Vondre Campbell, outside linebacker/edge Devon Kennard, and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. They also had four notable re-signings with running back Kenyan Drake, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, right tackle Marcus Gilbert, and left tackle D.J. Humphries. Going forward, the team looks to have a dynamic offense with the acquisition of star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (for a second-round pick and running back David Johnson) to go along with the second-year quarterback, Kyler Murray

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Jacksonville Jaguars Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Brady Podloski | March 31st, 2020  

The Jaguars have a significant number of holes in their roster. The team has to make several decisions that include: What is the identity of the team going forward? Is the team all in on Gardner Minshew II? Does general manager, Dave Caldwell, have to turn the team around this year and get a winning record?

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