The Pittsburgh Steelers went into the 2019 NFL Draft with many needs. Their biggest need was Inside Linebacker, a need created from the injury to Ryan Shazier in 2017. The question was – would they address that need in the draft, and when?
Not too long ago Dominic Smith was a first-round draft pick by the New York Mets. In 2013 the Mets selected him 11th overall. In six seasons in the minors, Dom slashed .296/.361/.426. He and the Mets both expected him to take over the first base job for the Mets on a daily basis. Then reality hit, Dom struggled, and the Mets were again left with a question mark for an everyday productive first baseman.
The Pittsburgh Steelers came into the 2018 season with high expectations. They were coming off a 13-3 record, earned the #2 seed in the AFC, and were coming back with almost the same team. Those expectations never became reality however; they lost Le’Veon Bell to a holdout and they missed the playoffs with a 9-6-1 record. Then they had a disastrous offseason as they lost Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, Jesse James, and Morgan Burnett.
For Mets fans, last year was not only dreadful but confusing at the same time. The team started out torrid, going 11-1 and then proceeded to have a dreadful stretch where the season was essentially over. Without any pressure on the team, the team finished the season 44-37 in their last 81 to bring them to 77-85 for the season. Even though the last 81 games were meaningless to the team, this stretch is somewhat an indication of the growth occurring in the organization.
The New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams will battle in SuperBowl LIII this evening in Atlanta. We broke the game down to 10 positional matchups and our staff had the teams go head-to-head. Here is what they came up with complete with predictions at the end. Enjoy the Game!
Now that the college football regular season is over the biggest thing to debate is who will win the Heisman Trophy Award tonight? After that, it’s bowl season and the college football playoffs. But as all that unfolds, several college players have already declared for the 2019 NFL draft. While we still have over five months until the draft kicks off in Nashville, Tennessee, there is no bad time to check out a mock draft. As a reminder, both of us made 16 picks and we do hate your favorite team.