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Minnesota Vikings: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

If Coach Mike Zimmer is going to be able to dominate on defense it’s incumbent on G.M. Rick Spielman to provide him with more talent up-front. But without a first-round pick it’s up to Spielman to work some magic in … Continue reading

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Detroit Lions: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

With a franchise quarterback like Matthew Stafford coming off a career season, the Detroit Lions are not that far away from contending for their first NFL Championship in 60 years. To complete the job second-year G.M. Bob Quinn needs to … Continue reading

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Chicago Bears: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

G.M. Ryan Pace did a good job in free agency by adding three key defensive backs and a hopeful franchise quarterback. Now he needs to protect that quarterback (Mike Glennon) and surround him with some skilled weapons. Key additions CB … Continue reading

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Dallas Cowboys: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

After finding their franchise quarterback in last year’s draft the Cowboys now need to add more impact defenders to their front wall if they’re serious about becoming a deep playoff threat in the NFC. Key additions CB Nolan Carroll DL … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Eagles: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Eagles are a franchise on the rise and will go as far as their young signal-caller Carson Wentz will take them. That is unless they fail to draft some competent cornerbacks early and often to solidify an already decent … Continue reading

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Washington Redskins: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Redskins own the top trade-chip quarterback in the league and if they’re willing to listen and strike a deal for Kirk Cousins it would undoubtedly re-shape the way teams are approaching the first-round in ways we can only imagine. … Continue reading

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New York Giants: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Even though it was a short stay the Giants returned to the post-season for the first time since winning the Super Bowl in 2011. To take that next step they’ll need more offensive weapons including a vertical threat at tight … Continue reading

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New England Patriots: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

Bill Belichick knows the Tom Brady days are coming to an end soon which is why he made several deals to mortgage the future including acquiring WR Brandin Cooks for their first-round pick. Unless they deal cornerback Malcolm Butler the … Continue reading

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Miami Dolphins: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Adam Gase era is off to a good start and the Dolphins are closer than they’ve been in a long while for sustained success. Right now they just don’t have the talent depth to take that next big step … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bills: 2017 NFL Draft Preview

The Bills are enduring the longest current playoff drought (last appearance in 1999) from any of the four major sports leagues and now it’s up to new Head Coach Sean McDermott to get them back. Expect McDermott to do what … Continue reading

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