The Cincinnati Bengals hit it out of the park during the draft, beginning with Joe Burrow and continuing round-by-round to fill needs on the roster to pair with an active free agency and seem to have immediately changed their fortunes headed into 2020. With the scheduled offseason workout programs and post-draft rookie minicamps canceled, Zac Taylor’s vision of adding free agent veterans seems savvy, but it takes a lot to flip a franchise. The dominoes must fall the right way and here is how it happens, and this is how they will.
The 2020 NFL draft is in the rearview mirror and dynasty fantasy owners are having their rookie drafts. During these drafts, dynasty owners have either helped or hurt the future of their teams. To help dynasty owners with their rookie drafts, six of The Scorecrow’s fantasy football writers have put together a list of their top rookies.
The Cincinnati Bengals spent over $158 million in free agency in 2020, a sign of commitment to bring fans back to Paul Brown Stadium and to putting a better product on the field before going into the draft with the number one overall pick. The top of the draft was no surprise. They selected the best quarterback in college last year coming off arguably the greatest season in college football history. Continue reading →
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.
Alright ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, today is Draft Day! To help you get through the next few hours, I am giving you the very last mock draft for this year. Get ready to argue, fight, and contemplate what you think your team should do in round one tonight. I will include a few trades I see as likely to happen. Now that we’ve gotten all that figured out, let’s dive into it. Continue reading →
It’s finally draft week. All of the film that everyone has watched culminates this weekend. The draft will look more different than ever before as we will be watching Roger Goodell announce the first-round picks from his basement on Thursday night. This is my final two-round mock, which includes six trades in the first round. There are plenty of surprises along the way, and I feel this is realistic, yet it also consists of a lot of the craziness that comes with the draft each year. Let’s get into it, starting with the Bengals selection. Continue reading →
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the article that will get every fanbase grabbing their pitchforks and torches and chasing me out of the country. It’s time for my final mock draft of the year. This will be a seven-round mock draft with some trades. Just to clarify, I did not make moves in rounds three and on because on day two and three of the draft, so many teams make minor moves that I did not include. I will also be releasing this in three parts over the next three days. Alright, let’s get into it.
We are almost there! The 2020 NFL draft is almost here and it’s going to be a draft like no other in NFL history. However, once the draft starts and the picks start rolling, everyone will forget about how the draft is being done remotely and focus on who is being picked and what team is trading up. Here at The Scorecrow, five of our NFL draft scouts (Givanni Damico, Mason Thompson, Connor Neal, Byron Jewell, Brady Podloski) have put together a list of their top-five at each position.
The 2020 NFL draft is a week away and it will be a draft like we’ve never seen before. No live events, teams unable to have a war room, and commissioner Rodger Goodell will be announcing the first round of the draft from his basement; all of this is because of COVID-19. Now hopefully, everyone is staying home and staying safe, but being under quarantine can drive a man (or six) bored out of his mind. So with extra time on our hands, six of our NFL draft experts (Mike Fanelli, Givanni Damico, Zach Gotlieb, Mason Thompson, Connor Neal, Brady Podloski) bring you a two-round mock draft.
The Cincinnati Bengals caught some people sleeping in the 2020 offseason, bucking the no-spend narrative that has permeated the national media when owner Mike Brown opened the coffers for Zac Taylor, Katie Blackburn, and Duke Tobin to go after big free-agents which you can read about here. That spending has filled many gaps in a defense that was tossed around like a rag doll last season and enables the Bengals to draft for the best player available scenario in the upcoming draft.
The 2020 NFL league year officially kicked off about a week ago. Since then we have had dozens and dozens of players move in free agency as well as several trades, including some no one saw coming. However, free agency is cooling off and most of the big name players have agreed to new deals. With the NFL draft less than a month away, it’s time to focus again on mock drafts.
It is an extremely difficult time in the world of sports right now. Absolutely NOTHING going on besides NFL free agency. I usually write my Fave Five for NBA DFS, but due to the Covid-19 coronavirus, every single sport has been shut down for the foreseeable future. Not to worry, I am giving you guys my favorite rookies to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Continue reading →
I’ve slacked when it comes to making a big board this year, but I found the time to rank my top 100 players in this draft. Ignore things such as running backs having no positional value when it comes to the rankings. Continue reading →
Needless to say, the highlight of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2019 season was landing the top pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The team finished the season 2-14, with wins over the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals didn’t win a game till week 13, which was the first week of December. Obviously, this isn’t how head coach Zac Taylor wanted his first season in Cincinnati to go but the team can now properly start to rebuild around their top overall pick.
The combine changes a lot of aspects of the upcoming NFL Draft. This year was no different. Some guys rose up in my overall rankings (as well as in this draft), while others faltered. Let’s see how your team did. Maybe I can appease every fanbase this time (in my dreams)! Continue reading →
The last mock draft I did was mid-December. The draft order wasn’t set and some of the players that I included in the first round such as Alex Leatherwood, Shaun Wade, Paulson Adebo, Travis Etienne, and Dylan Moses all returned to school. Now that we know who is eligible to be drafted and the fact it’s combine week, I decided to take a stab at another mock. For this mock, I decided to do two rounds as well as include several trades. I have infused six trades in the first round. Continue reading →
It’s been too long since I’ve done a mock draft! With the combine approaching, it is most certainly mock draft season. I’m back with a three-round draft this time. This is just the first round. Rounds two and three will be out later this week either Friday or Saturday. I tried to keep the trades at a minimum for this go around because my post-combine draft will be a bit more crazy. Let’s get into it. Continue reading →
The 2019 NFL season came and went in what feels like in a New York minute. However, the offseason is just getting started. Teams are beginning to cut veterans to open up cap space and the NFL Combine is almost here. Everyone loves a mock draft, so while we wait for the combine and then free agency to happen, enjoy my 2.0 mock draft. Today I will be sharing part one (the first round), which has six hypothetical trades in it. Part two (the second round) will be out tomorrow morning, so without further ado, the Cincinnati Bengals are on the clock.
Now that we are done with Divisional Round weekend of the 2019 NFL season, the top 28 picks of this year’s draft are now locked down. The order of the back four I am going based on how I think the conference championships and Super Bowl will go down. Those 28 teams are now looking towards the offseason and the 2020 draft as the remaining four get set for the Conference Championship round of the playoffs on Sunday.
The Bengals were the ultimate wild card in a changing AFC North during the offseason. While Cleveland had all of the media talking about them, Pittsburgh was without two of their star offensive playmakers, and Baltimore lost key starters on defense, Cincinnati was the ultimate dark horse in the division. That was before the injuries ended Jonah Williams and A.J. Green‘s season before they started. The Cincinnati Bengals were a complete disaster going 2-14, including an 0-11 start.
We are just a few days away from week 16 of the 2019 NFL season. That means there are only two weeks of regular season football left and the majority of teams have been eliminated from playoff contention. Those fan bases are already looking ahead to the offseason and most notably the 2020 NFL draft. With a loss in one of their final two games, the Bengals will lock up the top draft spot and will be on the clock.
We’re heading into week 15 meaning there are only three weeks left in the regular season. For a handful of teams, this means trying to clinch a playoff spot or claw their way to try and earn the last wildcard spot. For others though, these next weeks are used to evaluate talent to keep for next year on non-playoff teams. These teams get a head start on evaluating their roster for the upcoming months leading up to April’s draft.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hopefully, you are sharing this with family while enjoying some good quality time with them. Remember to leave the political conversations at the door to avoid anyone leaving. We all know when Thanksgiving rolls around, the end of the NFL season is near. However, most of the league is still mathematically in the playoff race. For those fan bases whose favorite team is out or will be out shortly, they have the 2020 NFL draft to look forward to. To help you all enjoy your Thanksgiving, The Scorecrow family has put together a mock draft with help from eight of our excellent writers.
Alabama’s star quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury up 28 points against Mississippi State on Saturday. He already was dinged up heading into the game with an ankle injury and was a game-time decision. Well, he won’t be playing any games for the remainder of the year. Tagovailoa was carted off the field with what was later to be determined as a dislocated hip.
Welcome to my first mock draft since April! Click here for my first mock draft. A lot, and I mean a lot has changed since May. Some people have completely fallen out of favor and are no longer in my top 100.
There are plenty of teams who have way too many needs to cover in one round, so I apologize in advance for the people asking “Why didn’t you give my team (insert player that won’t fall to said team here).” The draft order that I used in May has changed drastically, but some teams are still around the same pick.