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Oakland Raiders: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Raiders are as close as any team with the talent to compete with New England in Tom Brady’s final years. In order to become a real force on defense though they’re going to need some major upgrades inside and … Continue reading

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L.A. Chargers: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Time is running out for Philip Rivers to reach the Super Bowl and it’s up to G.M. Tom Telesco and new Coach Anthony Lynn to get him there. If every key player stays healthy and plays to their capabilities they’ll … Continue reading

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Kansas City Chiefs: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Quarterback Alex Smith probably has just one more season left to prove himself before the Chiefs need to consider a younger option for the future. Since there’s no player like that on the current roster, G.M. John Dorsey and Coach … Continue reading

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Denver Broncos: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

After trading up to land their hopeful franchise quarterback in Paxton Lynch during last year’s draft, it’s now incumbent on G.M. John Elway to find a pair of bookend tackles to protect his young signal-caller and help open up the … Continue reading

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Seattle Seahawks: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

G.M. John Schneider wants his team to get younger and he also needs more cap space. The Richard Sherman rumors are major evidence of this and with five picks in the first 106 I get the feeling we’re going to … Continue reading

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San Francisco 49ers: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The 49ers are in full blown rebuild mode following the moves to hire a first-time general manager (John Lynch) and a first-time head coach (Kyle Shanahan). They’re also changing their defensive scheme to a 4-3 with first-time coordinator, Robert Saleh. … Continue reading

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Draft Rewind 2016: DeForest Buckner, San Francisco 49ers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about DEFOREST BUCKNER: Oregon, 6070 291 5.06. Three-year starter from Waianae, HI. Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Won the coveted Pac-12 Morris Trophy voted on by opposing Pac-12 linemen who lined up across from him. … Continue reading

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Draft Rewind 2016: Artie Burns, Pittsburgh Steelers

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about ARTIE BURNS: Miami, 5117 193 4.45. Junior entry from Miami, FL. Two-year starter. Second-team All- ACC. Physical corner with good change of direction and a closing burst. At his best in press coverage. … Continue reading

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Draft Rewind 2016: Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about CARSON WENTZ: North Dakota State, 6052 237 4.70. Two-year starter from Bismarck, ND. Suffered a broken bone in his throwing wrist versus South Dakota in October and missed eight games. He returned for the national … Continue reading

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Draft Rewind 2016: Karl Joseph, Oakland Raiders

  What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about KARL JOSEPH: West Virginia, 5095 205 4.55. Four-year starter from Orlando, FL. Played safety in a 3-5-3 defensive scheme. Only played in four games last fall after suffering an ACL injury in his … Continue reading

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