2015 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Mariota not in my top five

This, the first in my series of Mock Drafts, comes after the Senior Bowl on Saturday. Typically, there are always two or three players who really improve their draft stock at the Senior Bowl, while a few will see their draft stock drop. There are usually always a couple of players who neither rise or fall despite there being a lot of hype around them, too.
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The NFL Draft: For beginners

The NFL Draft attracts so much hype - but why?

The NFL Draft attracts so much hype – but why?

IT’S that time of year again for American football enthusiasts. With the Super Bowl only a week away and marking the end of the season, the next big event on the calender is the much-hyped NFL Draft, taking place in Chicago from April 30 to May 2.

But what is it? Why is it so hyped? How do newcomers to the sport wrap their head around it? Continue reading

D-Jax to the Redskins: What does it mean?

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IN arguably the biggest move of the NFL offseason, former Philadelphia Eagle DeSean Jackson signed with division rivals the Washington Redskins; coming after I wrote about his potential landing spots earlier in the week – https://ryanroweblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/five-potential-landing-spots-for-desean-jackson/.

The question now is: What does it mean – for Jackson himself and the Redskins; the Eagles and the NFC East as a whole? Continue reading

Five potential landing spots for DeSean Jackson

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(Front Rowe Sports does not own this photo)

HIGH-flying wide receiver DeSean Jackson was controversially (but perhaps not surprisingly) released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday. Despite a career year on Chip Kelly’s offense, D-Jax now has to look for a new home in the NFL.

Just where could this home be though? Continue reading