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Need for Speed: Jalen Reagor

Need For Speed: Closer Look at Eagles New Receivers

Alex Kielar | May 25th, 2020

The Philadelphia Eagles severely needed to upgrade their wide receiver corp going into the NFL Draft after Carson Wentz was throwing to nobodies and guys with butter over their hands all season last year. They definitely did that and more, focusing on speed, speed, and more speed, which plays very well to the strong arm of Wentz. They drafted three receivers and traded for Marquise Goodwin from San Francisco. Let’s dive deeper into the new additions and what the wide receiver depth chart could look like heading into the season. Continue reading

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Hold your Horses on the Hype: Mike Evans and Chris Godwin

Hold Your Horses on the Hype: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Nickolas Loza | May 22nd, 2020 

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason have improved by a wide margin, which they needed to do after a disappointing season with a record of 7-9 under Head Coach Bruce Arians. They went out and released their troubled Quarterback Jameis Winston, who despite throwing for 5,000 yards and 30 touchdowns, had one of the weirdest seasons ever. Winston became the first player in NFL history to throw for 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, truly a statistical anomaly.

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Denver Broncos 2020 Predictions: Drew Lock

Denver Broncos 2020 Schedule and Game-by-Game Predictions

Jacob Dunne | May 14th, 2020

For the first time in five years, the Denver Broncos have a legitimate reason to be optimistic. Ever since Peyton Manning rode off into the sunset following the Super Bowl 50 win against the Carolina Panthers in 2016, the Broncos have been STRUGGLING to find an answer at quarterback.

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Five Bold Predictions for the Las Vegas Raiders: Josh Jacobs

Five Bold Predictions for the Las Vegas Raiders 

Joe Heller | May 13th, 2020

The Las Vegas Raiders are coming off a season that fell off the rails, after losing a rookie running back to an injury that shelved him for the last month of the season. The Raiders were primed for a wildcard spot prior to Jacobs’ injury, as the Chiefs had the AFC West Division all but locked up when the calendar flipped to December. Here are my five bold predictions for the Las Vegas Raiders. Continue reading

Five Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz

Five Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles

Alex Kielar | May 13th, 2020

Last season, Carson Wentz carried a team of practice squad receivers to the playoffs with four straight wins to end the season. Unfortunately, Wentz was knocked out in the first quarter of the Wild Card game against the Seahawks after a hit to the head, and Eagles fans were subjected to watching 40-year old backup Josh McCown try to carry them to victory. That wasn’t the case, as they lost 17-9. They will be a significantly better team this year with a vastly improved wide receiver corps. Without further ado, here are the five bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020.

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Zac Taylor shows his stripes

Zac Taylor Shows His Stripes in 2020

Sam Schneider | May 12th, 2020

Forrest Gregg and Kenny Anderson. Sam Wyche and Boomer Esiason. Zac Taylor and Joe Burrow? The former pairs both went to the Super Bowl together and we will know reasonably soon if a trip to the promised land is in the cards for the latter. Cincinnati is buzzing.

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Mile High Salute Podcast

Mile High Salute Podcast: Denver Broncos 2020 NFL Draft Analysis

Jacob Dunne and Zach Gotlieb | May 12th, 2020

Welcome to our first official episode of the “Mile High Salute” Denver Broncos podcast! Beat writers Zach Gotlieb and Jacob Dunne have joined forces to discuss all things Broncos.

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Tennessee Titans True or False: Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans True or False: May Edition

Joe Heller | May 8th, 2020

Here’s a look at 10 true or false questions pertaining to the Tennessee Titans, albeit in May.

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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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Fantasy Football: Dak Prescott

Fantasy Football: Veteran Winners and Losers Post-Draft

Mason Thompson | May 2nd, 2020

The draft has come and gone and some teams have improved while some have, well let’s just say tried their best. Of course, teams try to improve their roster, but fantasy football owners also watch where players go and how they impact other player’s situations. I will take a look at the veteran players who won from their team’s drafts, as well as some players that lost fantasy impact.

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Interview with Amik Robertson. Newest Las Vegas Raiders cornerback

Interview with Amik Robertson

Givanni Damico | May 2nd, 2020

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, I was able to get Amik Robertson, the new Las Vegas Raiders’ cornerback, and Louisiana Tech alumni, on the phone for an interview. In his three years as a starter at Louisiana Tech, Robertson recorded 183 tackles, 14 interceptions, and four sacks, while also finding the end zone three times. It was a pleasure to be able to interview Amik and I appreciate him taking time out of his day to do so. This is how it all went down. Continue reading

2021 Big Board: Justin Fields

Dan’s Way Too Early 2021 Big Board

Daniel Corrigan | April 30th, 2020

With the 2020 NFL draft officially over, it time to start looking at the prospects of 2021. Here, I will take a look at the top-50 players who will be entering the NFL draft next season in my 2021 Big Board.

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Carolina Panthers Draft Review: Derrick Brown

Carolina Panthers Draft Review

Alex Kielar | April 30th, 2020

Carolina Panthers’ new head coach Matt Rhule had one thing in mind and one thing only: Improve the defense that allowed 29.4 PPG last season and lost six of seven players who had more than three sacks. Rhule and the Panthers did just that and became the first team in history to use all seven of their draft picks on defense. After working on the offense during free agency, the Panthers wanted to go defensive-heavy in the draft. A few offensive players showed up on their board throughout the draft but were gone by the time their pick came around.

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Kansas City Chiefs draft review : L'Jarius Sneed

Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review

Givanni Damico | April 30th, 2020

The reigning Super Bowl champions look to become even more of a threat in 2020. Obviously, this is not a make-or-break draft for the Chiefs due to how good they already are, but there is a lot of talent in the draft that can make Kansas City unstoppable. Did they make the right moves to make them better now? Let’s get into the Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review.

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Las Vegas Raiders Draft Review: Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama Crimson Tide #11

Las Vegas Raiders Draft Review

Daniel Corrigan| April 29th, 2020

The Las Vegas Raiders came into the draft this season needing to address their receiving core and the defensive backfield. They did so in the most Jon Gruden way, drafting “football guys.” Let’s look at who those guys are in the Las Vegas Raiders Draft Review.

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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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Utah State QB, Jordan Love #10

Green Bay Packers Draft Review

Mason Thompson | April 28th, 2020

The Green Bay Packers came into draft weekend with a surprising amount of needs for a team that just went 13-3 and was a game away from the Super Bowl. Their two biggest needs were at wide receiver and linebacker, where the team seemed to have put a bandaid over those positions with the additions of Christian Kirksey and Devin Funchess. As a Packers fan, I was beyond excited to see how the draft turned out in this loaded receiver class. Let’s see how they addressed their needs, including a trade-up in the first round.

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Cleveland Browns Draft Review: First-Round pick Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama Crimson Tide

Cleveland Browns Draft Review

Daniel Corrigan | April 28th, 2020

The NFL draft is officially over and it’s time to give our grades on how teams drafted. The Browns entered the draft needed offensive line help and were rumored to be active in the Trent Williams sweepstakes. They ultimately went ahead and decided to grab a young offensive lineman with their first-round pick.

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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

Top Undrafted Free Agent Signings

Connor Neal & Givanni Damico | April 26th, 2020 

Every year there seems to be top tier talent that falls during the draft until they inevitably become undrafted free agents. This year’s top talent included guys like Hunter Bryant, Thaddeus Moss, and Trey Adams. In years past, there have been guys like Phillip LindsayCory Littleton, A.J. Bouye, and Deonte Harris who have all went undrafted and then turned around and contributed big time for their teams. It seems like every class has one or two undrafted free agents turn into pro bowl players. In fact, the last time there wasn’t an undrafted free agent make the playoff was from the 1995 NFL Draft. 

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2020 NFL Draft: Day One Winners and Losers

Mason Thompson | April 24th, 2020

Well, what a night that was. The first round of the draft lasted over four hours and had plenty of surprises as we thought. Some teams did what we thought they would, while others went way out of the ordinary. We had multiple surprising selections in the teens as well as the 20’s, and a running back taken in the first round. Everyone has different opinions on the draft, and I will try my best to select the winners and losers of last night’s action. Continue reading

Jedrick Wills. Offensive Tackle Alabama #74

Jedrick Wills: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Mason Thompson | April 23rd, 2020

Jedrick Wills Jr., OT, Alabama, #74

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 320lbs

Eligibility: Junior

Games Watched: LSU(2019), Auburn(2019), Michigan(2019), South Carolina(2019)

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Patrick Queen: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Sam Schneider | April 21st, 2020

Patrick Queen, LB, LSU, #8

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 227 lbs

Eligibility: Junior

Games Watched: UCF (Fiesta Bowl, 2019), Alabama (2019), Oklahoma (2019), Texas (2019), Clemson (CFP Championship 2019)

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Derrick Brown: 2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Alex Kielar| April 21st, 2020

Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn #5

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 318 lbs

Class: Senior

Games I’ve watched: vs LSU (2019), vs Alabama (2019), vs Oregon (2019), vs Florida (2019) Continue reading

2020 NFL Draft Rankings: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

The Scorecrow Scout Team | April 19th, 2020

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.

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Los Angeles Rams Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Joey Ricotta | April 19th, 2020

Well, the Los Angeles Rams offseason started out rather uneventful. Then, they decided to make some splashes, including a somewhat surprising decision to release running back Todd Gurley before he ever played a down of football under his contract extension. Clay Matthews was also cut. Cory Littleton and Dante Fowler Jr. are the two big names that walked in free agency. With Littleton, Fowler, and Matthews all gone, that opens a big gap in the linebacker core, both inside and outside. They did, however, address the defensive line a little, by bringing back Michael Brockers and signing A’Shawn Robinson. The latest move was trading Brandin Cooks and a future fourth-round pick to the Houston Texans for a second-round pick this year.

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