Every year, we obsess over mock drafts and it starts earlier every year. While a lot of these exercises aren’t worth a whole lot in November, they are a lot of fun to see what every team has needs for and fantasy book who will go to each team. A lot of the players mentioned today will be drafted at the top of the draft, while some are likely to fall.
Each mock draft is done in one of three ways: how you would draft it, what you believe will happen and what you think teams should do. While all 3 are slightly different, they all end up being similar because a lot of draft analysts end up thinking similar with certain fits. With this mock draft, I will be coming at it with what I would do if I was each team drafting. Without further ado, here is my 2020 mock draft 1.0. Continue reading →
Every year when it comes to playoff rankings, we talk about the non-conference schedule. While we talk about it being important, we also ignore our own opinions on that when it comes to how we rank and perceive teams when it comes to the playoff rankings. Consistently, we have some teams that are willing to schedule tough opponents every year, some who are willing to but never as a true road team, and some who refuse. Until we fix the method of scheduling in college football, we are never going to solve this.
When it comes to creating the ultimate 53 man roster, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Not only are eras different with athleticism and talent, how the game was played is drastically different from decade to decade. In the 1970’s, it wasn’t abnormal for a quarterback to throw more interceptions than touchdowns, while in today’s NFL, that would get you replaced pretty quick. The goal of this list is to put together a 53 man roster of the best players, regardless of era, to ever play the great game.
The preseason is quite the unique enigma. It encompasses a lot of emotion from both fans and players, ranging from elation to utter disdain. In reality, it is a necessary evil for everyone. It gives players, coaches and even the television crews to get some repetitions before the regular season. As much as practice helps, there isn’t anything that can replace game speed. As fans, we keep asking ourselves why we watch because it is a boring, bland style of football. In reality, there are a lot of reasons we watch.
For the first time in many years, the Minnesota Vikings had a relatively uneventful offseason. There were no major injuries, no internal drama, and, outside of the Anthony Barr signing, nothing shocking when it came to free agency. The Vikings are returning nineteen starters from last season, only replacing two offensive linemen and the three-technique defensive tackle. Continue reading →
At the beginning of every season, college football experts and fans compile a short list of candidates for the Heisman Trophy. Every list compiled will have any previous winner, finalist and breakout players from the previous year. Almost every season though, we have one or two finalists that come out of nowhere, including past winners Lamar Jackson, Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow. In today’s piece, I will take a look at 3 players who could become the next Heisman winner to seemingly come out of nowhere. Continue reading →
One of the favorite pastimes for fans to do, especially when you are in the off-season, is to project. Whether it’s with draft prospects or people from other walks of life, it is always fun to fantasy book your favorite athletes, characters, and celebrities as football players. This series will utilize this exercise once a month, picking 6-8 different individuals spanning different sports, pro wrestling, television and movie casts, and celebrities. Today, we will be looking at how hockey stars today translate to the gridiron.