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NFL Draft: Who Should Have Gone First?

NFL Draft: Who Should Have Gone First? The 2020 NFL Draft remains the most unique event of its kind. While teams have high hopes for their selections, whether or not they made the right choice is unclear. Cincinnati sure hopes they made the right selection by taking Joe Burrow No. 1 overall. However, Chase Young, who went No. 2 to Washington, was considered the draft’s top pro prospect. Other quarterbacks dotted the top-10, including Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5 and Los Angeles’s Justin Herbert at No. 6. Despite instant draft grades and talk, most pundits and analysts normally reserve...

NFL Rookie of the Year Odds – Offense & Defense

NFL Rookie of the Year Odds The 2020 NFL Draft stood as the most distinctive iteration of the event in the league’s long history. While the draft itself has seen major revisions and evolutions over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a unique set of circumstances. The rookies didn’t get invites to a green room, a draft cap handed to them in the moment, or a handshake with the commissioner. Despite virtual draft, though, many of these rookies are looking to make an instant impact on their teams. And each one will vie for NFL Rookie of the...

Late Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies

Late Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies Going from college standout to NFL rookie is not easy. The 2020 NFL Draft class will be starting further behind than usual, considering a lack of rookie mini camps thanks to COVID-19. Through video conferencing and virtual workouts, these NFL rookies are relocating across the country and trying to transition to the professional ranks amid a pandemic. While some of these selections might have been head-scratchers back in April, there’s clear opportunity for success for some. General managers envision how these players fit, while coaches and coordinators adjust game plans and scheme fits to maximize...

2020 NFL Rookie Prop Bets

2020 NFL Rookie Prop Bets  Gambling on NFL games in nothing new, but specific proposition bets haven’t been around that long. One of the fastest growing segments of the sports betting industry in the US, prop betting is evolving in Nevada sportsbooks and online as gaming control boards open up to these opportunities. And despite the uncertain outlook for the upcoming season, oddsmakers have wasted no time building the market for the 2020 NFL rookie prop bets. Prop bets are wager on an individual player or specific event, and they became popular with the Super Bowl. These days, there are hundreds...

Early Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies

Early Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies Going from college standout to NFL rookie is not easy. The 2020 NFL Draft class will be starting further behind than usual, considering a lack of rookie mini camps thanks to COVID-19. Through video conferencing and virtual workouts, these NFL rookies are relocating across the country and trying to transition to the professional ranks amid a pandemic. While some of these selections might have been head-scratchers back in April, there’s clear opportunity for success for some. General managers envision how these players fit, while coaches and coordinators adjust game plans and scheme fits...

Will 2020 Draft Class Save the Lions Quinn/Patricia Era?

Of all the teams towards the top of the 2020 NFL draft, few will face the pressure like the Detroit Lions. Leaders of the Lions After many dormant years, Detroit looked for a difference maker to take over their franchise. They presumably found their man in Bob Quinn, who was hired as General Manager in 2016. Management saw a bright future in the former Patriot's Director of Pro Scouting. But, as many fans would point out, Quinn's regime in the Motor City started out stalling. Some blamed the coach he inherited in Jim Caldwell. But, in 2018,...

Redrafting the 2010 NFL Draft 10 years later

Redrafting the 2010 NFL Draft Across all professional sports, franchises look back at draft decisions and sometimes shudder. Every team makes mistakes. The draft is an inexact science. But some mistakes cost general managers and coaches their jobs, while others set franchises back for years. Look at Oakland’s selection of Jamarcus Russell No. 1 overall in 2007. Here, we’ll go back ten years, redrafting the 2010 NFL draft. After 10 years, it’s easy to look back and see the mistakes. Although not every team botched their first-round pick, many missed the mark completely. Of the 32 players selected in...

No NFL Mini-Camp Planned, Offseason Remains Virtual

NFL Mini-Camps are a staple of the summer months, as newly drafted rookies join club veterans and free agent signings. Unfortunately, though, the traditional offseason programs remain on hold while the league sorts out how to best manage during the coronavirus pandemic.  Back in April, the NFL and the Players Association agreed that a virtual offseason could be conducted through May 15th. Over than span, teams provided classroom instructions and workouts through virtual means, using mostly video conference.  On Tuesday, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, explained that there's no timeline for team facilities to open their doors to...

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the Best Draft Pick

Most experts would say the Kansas City Chiefs' first round pick, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, was a great pick. He has the traits that make him a perfect fit for the team. The Chiefs have been in need for a running back to help their running game. Kansas City was ranked 23rd in rushing yards and didn't have a runner get over 500 yards in the season. Finding a consistent starter would help their running game. Edwards-Helaire could be that guy and could be one of the best draft picks in 2020. Where Clyde Edwards-Helaire Can Help Andy Reid loves versatile running...

Ranking the No. 1 Overall Quarterbacks: Best to Bust

Before the Cincinnati Bengals made Joe Burrow the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, there had been 15 QBs taken first in the last 25 years. Entering the 2020 NFL Draft, 24 quarterbacks have been drafted 1st overall in the Common Draft Era (since 1967). Of those 24, four have won an NFL MVP and six have won a Super Bowl MVP, but none since a Manning. Only Terry Bradshaw, John Elway and Peyton Manning have won both. Bradshaw sported a .677 winning percentage as a starter, with Elway just behind at .641.

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