NFL Draft 2017

NFL Draft 2017: Favorite Picks from the First Round

Disclaimer: While it’s fun to evaluate selections in April, almost none of it matters until we see the players on the field in September. Each of the following picks could be viewed as a total bust two years from now. However, given the information available at the time of writing, here are a few of my favorite selections following the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. In no particular order: Philadelphia Eagles 14th Overall: […]

Eagles 2017 Draft

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Draft: First Two Rounds

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most interesting teams to watch over the next season because of their unique position relative to the rest of the league. They may become a dominant, year-after-year playoff contender, or they could fall completely flat and continue a decade of mid-tier mediocrity. The Eagles are building a good roster. They have their quarterback (time will tell Wentz’s fate, but the ceiling is high), and an incredible defensive front. Jim Schwartz […]

New England Patriots

New England Patriots: Sheldon Richardson & Signing a Running Back

Next Thursday will mark the beginning of the NFL’s 82nd draft. While the Patriots have made substantial acquisitions in the off-season through free agency, they don’t have a draft selection until #72 overall, in the third round. Here are two moves New England could make to improve ahead of the draft: Convince the Jets to Trade Sheldon Richardson Despite swapping a 2nd and 3rd round pick in exchange for the Panthers’ Kony Ealy, the Patriots are still […]

Evaluating the Patriots Week 9

Evaluating the Patriots: Week 9 on a Bye

A Surprising Move Before the Trade Deadline Most of this article will be in response to the massive and shocking trade the Patriots made last week to send linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns for a late third-round pick. To put this trade into perspective for  casual NFL fans, imagine the Texans trading three time Defensive MVP J.J. Watt for a late first-round pick. Imagine that same Texans team being halfway through the season at a […]

New England Patriots

Evaluating the Patriots: Week 8 Against the Bills

Official Score: 41 – 25. The New England Patriots convincing win in Orchard Park over the Buffalo Bills put them in full control of the AFC East and avenged a humiliating shutout in Week 3 of the regular season. Offense Brady Still On Top Once again, the offensive pass attack was firing on all cylinders. Brady threw for 315 yards, four touchdowns on twenty completions and looked dominant through most of the game, especially on a […]