May 3rd was the deadline to pick up the fifth-year options for the 2016 first round picks. Now that it has passed and with three seasons to see how the draft class has played, it’s fair to look back and do a re-draft! For the purposes of this re-draft, I’m going to keep all trades in place. As a reminder, there were only 31 first-round picks because as the New England Patriots forfeited theirs as a result of the Deflategate investigation.
Last night, two-time Super Bowl champion defensive end Chris Long announced his retirement on Twitter, after eight seasons with the St. Louis Rams, one with the New England Patriots, and finishing his last two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In the past week, the news has been awash with reports of players being suspended or kicked out of their league. Patrick Peterson who plays for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL was given a six-game suspension. Tyreke Evans who played for the Indiana Pacers was disqualified and suspended NBA for two years for testing positive for “drugs of abuse”. Geir Helgemo was suspended until November by the World Bridge Federation – the card game for violating their anti-doping rules. Continue reading →
Each year, an exciting new class of prospects enters the National Football League and fantasy players become scouts as they attempt to identify that cornerstone player for their dynasty team. It is essential to become acquainted with this new crop of talent in order to gain the upper hand on your league mates. Now that the NFL Draft has concluded, it is time to rank and evaluate the rookies that should be selected in the first round of your rookie draft.Continue reading →
Tuesday morning, word spread quickly that the Buffalo Bills Superfan Ezra Castro, Pancho Billa to BillsMafia and everyone whose life he touched, had lost his long battle to Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. His moving obituary can be read here Ezra Castro Obituary.
In the next edition of the Steelers’ draft picks we look at Ulysees Gilbert III, an exciting prospect that has the potential to crack the starting rotation in as early as 2-3 years. This 6″1 225 pound linebacker out of Akron could be another great addition at the very least on special teams. If the Steelers can tap into his full potential, there is no stopping this young man.