ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Ramsey #8 of the Florida State Seminoles heads off the field against the Houston Cougars during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Ten best rookie-on-rookie matchups to watch in 2016 NFL season

The 2016 NFL draft saw 253 players selected over a three-day span, providing the league with an influx of new talent and the next generation of stars. At various points in next year’s regular season, the best of these first-year players will run into another high pick from the draft class—providing intriguing clashes of young […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 29:  Karl Joseph #8 of the West Virginia Mountaineers pumps up the crowd against the Baylor Bears during the game on September 29, 2012 at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Five first-round reaches in 2016 NFL draft

Just as sure as Roger Goodell will hear some boos when he takes the podium, there will be reaches in the first round of the NFL draft. The following five players were drafted too early. They’re listed in the order in which they were taken. Leonard Floyd, OLB, Georgia The Bears traded from No. 11 […]

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Roger Goodell booed announcing first pick of 2016 NFL Draft

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell probably expected to be booed before announcing the first pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. It’s become a tradition for Goodell to be booed by fans, whether he’s in New York or Chicago. And sure enough, the boo birds were out in full force at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Goodell […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

10 things to watch heading into 2016 NFL Draft

The 2016 NFL draft offers more captivating storylines than most years. Seriously, this is an odd year—which is a good thing. There’s a lack of must-have quarterback talent right at the top of the draft, only one can’t-miss running back, a hodgepodge of wideouts and enough defensive talent to make the past three years worth […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 08:  Linebacker Myles Jack #30 of the UCLA Bruins defends against the Washington Huskies on November 8, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Report: Myles Jack could ‘tumble’ out of top 10 picks

The short-term and long-term health of Myles Jack’s right knee could reportedly cause the UCLA linebacker to “tumble” out of the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL draft. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, teams have serious questions about both the immediate status of the knee and what any resulting procedure could do […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

JaMarcus Russell is begging NFL teams for another chance

One of the biggest busts in draft history has been writing teams in hopes of getting another chance to play in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated, quarterback JaMarcus Russell—the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft—is now willing to play “for free for a year” in exchange for one final opportunity. He wrote […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Big upset’ if Jared Goff isn’t No. 1 pick

There doesn’t figure to be much drama when the Los Angeles Rams officially come on the clock to start Thursday night’s first round of the 2016 NFL draft. More and more, Cal’s Jared Goff looks like a lock to be the first overall pick. Peter King of MMQB thinks it would now be a “big upset” if Goff […]

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 10:  C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a first down past Micah Thomas #44 of the Navy Midshipmen
 at Notre Dame Stadium on October 10, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Navy 41-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

10 underrated NFL draft prospects who could be steals

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea who you want your team to take Thursday night during the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Don’t forget, though, that there are two more days and six more rounds of the draft. Chances are your team will draft someone on Friday or Saturday who you haven’t […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

How far will Laremy Tunsil fall in NFL draft?

The closer we get to the 2016 NFL draft, the less Laremy Tunsil’s friends and family can expect to find under the Christmas tree. Not too long ago, the Ole Miss left tackle sat atop just about every mock draft with his name next to “Tennessee Titans.” Then all hell broke loose. The Rams traded […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 04:  Musician Prince performs during the "Pepsi Halftime Show" at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

NFL feels the pain of Prince’s death

Iconic musician Prince died Thursday morning at the age of 57, according to CNN.com, and his shocking death is being felt in the NFL. Prince performed his signature song “Purple Rain” in the rain at halftime of Super Bowl XLI in Miami. During that show came one of the biggest wow-moment visuals in the history of Super Bowl halftime […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Quarterback Jared Goff of California throws during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Anonymous NFL scouts offer up red-hot takes on 2016 QB class

Bob McGinn’s annual assessment of the 2016 NFL draft’s quarterback class is a treasure cove of blazing hot takes. A long-time football reporter with connections rooted around the league, McGinn utilizes a bevy of information and quotes from anonymous scouts and executives inside the NFL to compile his yearly quarterback rankings for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unnamed scouts are […]

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