2019 NFL Mock Draft Version 1.0


It’s version 1.0 of our 2019 NFL mock draft. The order is completely randomized at this point. Don’t read anything more into the order than that. The 2018 NFL Draft has not been taken into account, as it obviously has not transpired yet! We did not figure our 2018 NFL mock draft selections into this mock either.

However, if you want to see the 2018 mock, go to this link. Team needs were sometimes, but mostly, not taken into account, as it’s still absurdly early for a 2019 mock draft. Enjoy!

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2018 NFL Mock Draft 3-21-18

Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Team needs were more taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft, as the NFL free agency market has seen a whole lot of major moves. Thus, this week’s update brought a lot of changes.

For our NBA mock draft go here.

For our 2019 NFL Mock Draft go here

With only 32 picks to go around, yes, there will be a guy or two that you feel very strongly should be a first rounder, but got left out.

Sorry, but it’s inevitable. Also, many of you will strongly disagree with the projections here, and with the write-ups, but try to be respectful about it in the comments section.

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USC, Lions Legend Rodney Peete Talks Kitten Bowl, New Reality Show (Exclusive)

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USC Trojans and Detroit Lions legend Rodney Peete (@RodneyPeete9 on Twitter) is one of three celebrities doing color commentary for Kitten Bowl V tomorrow. The co-host of Roggin and Rodney (@rogginandrodney) on AM 570 Los Angeles (@AM570LASports), M-F noon-2, once played for the Philadephia Eagles, and his wife, actress Holly Robinson Peete, is from Philly, so the Peetes will be pulling for Eagles in Super Bowl 52.

Rodney Peete was gracious enough to grant us an exclusive interview ahead of the Kitten Bowl, and in addition to that event, we talked several other topics including his new reality show premiering on Hallmark Channel, his Chicago Bears family connections, the battles against the Michigan State Spartans and UCLA Bruins during his USC days and much much more.

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Otis Wilson to Donate Brain to CTE Research, Joins Coalition

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A revelation from Chicago Bears legend Otis Wilson was the biggest newsmaker this morning during a press conference held at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. The news conference featured State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) and advocates introducing new legislation aimed at reducing head injuries in football.

The new legislation, House Bill 4341, is named after Wilson’s former teammate on the Super Bowl XX winning Chicago Bears, Dave Duerson. The Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE, which would end tackle football for children under age 12 in Illinois, now goes before the Illinois General Assembly at the start of the 2018 legislative session.

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Forecasting the NFL Pro Bowl as Patriots, Eagles Players Replaced

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Now that we know for certain that it will be the New England Patriots versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, the Pro Bowl rosters have also been updated. All the members of the Eagles and Patriots who were honored with a Pro Bowl selection must now withdraw from the exhibition game, as they have a much more important business trip to Minnesota to prepare for.

The original Pro Bowl rosters were announced on December 20, but since then we’ve learned that several players won’t be able to participate. Now that we’re in the home stretch, and we know who’s in and who’s out, it’s time to preview and handicap the NFL All-Star game which commences at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida this Sunday 1/28 at 3PM eastern.

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Colin Kaepernick Still Out of the NFL; Eight AWFUL QBs Currently In

Over the weekend, a reporter for a Sunday NFL morning pregame show revealed the details of his meeting with blackballed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. As of now, Kaepernick is not doing interviews because he wishes to not draw attention upon himself; he’d rather the publicity be directed towards the causes for which he stands instead.

“He’s not planning on kneeling,” CBS’ Jason La Confora said of what Kaepernick intends to do this season, should he be given another chance at becoming a NFL starting quarterback.

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Illini Football Has Same Primary Problem as Chicago Bears: Quarterback

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All the glorious ties and shared proud traditions of Chicago Bears and Illinois Fighting Illini football were highlighted tonight. It’s the inaugural Hall of Fame weekend at the University of Illinois, and the three biggest names being enshrined are Dick Butkus, Red Grange and George Halas.

All are legends in Bears and Illini football lore, but recalling their glory days isn’t enough to distract you from the current mess in front of us. The past 24 hours have shown us that the Bears and Illinois are once again closely related, but this time it’s a serious problem they share- the QB1 position.

Right now, both teams are severely restrained by a really inferior starting quarterback.

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TSB Show 10: Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, Zach Miller, Curtis Conway

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TSB Show is back with the tenth edition, and it’s all Chicago Bears. This episode features one current player Zach Miller and three club legends (former players) in Otis Wilson, Richard Dent and Curtis Conway. We also break new ground on the TSB Show, as this is our first foul language, and therefore it’s the first NSFW episode in history.

We anticipate that this could become a trend in the near term future.

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Peanut Tillman Joining the FBI: Bears Legends Smith, Wilson and Dent Weigh In


Goodbye television punditry and acting, Peanut Tillman has moved on to a bigger and better post-football career.The former Chicago Bears cornerback (who also had a very small role in one of the Sharknado films) recently began training to become an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tillman, 36, was a criminal justice major at Louisiana Lafayette, and when the news broke last week that he had designs on joining the FBI, we reached out to a few of his colleagues, all with Chicago Bears connections, to hear their thoughts on this development.

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Otis Wilson Thinks Mitchell Trubisky Isn’t Ready, Sees Mike Glennon as Backup

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Most fans of the 2017 Chicago Bears are not strong advocates of starting quarterback Mike Glennon, and instead want to see what Mitchell Trubisky can do. You know the old adage, the backup QB is the most popular player on any football team.

Here in Chicago though it takes on another level than just the trending topic du jour.

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Chicago Bears are NFL’s Least Affordable Ticket, Study Says

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Just in case you the Chicago Bears fan needs even more grist for your mill right now, we’ve got you covered. It turns out that a ballgame at Soldier Field is the most expensive option in the entire National Football League, according to Consumer research group ValuePenguin.

Yes, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco get all the extremely high cost of living analysis hype, but in this case, Chicago tops the chart.

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TSB Show 9: Akiem Hicks, David Diehl, Vince Wilfork

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TSB Show is back and it’s better than ever, with an extremely action packed and very concise edition. TSB Show 9 covers a ton of ground, and it’s not “sticking to sports.” We have Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks, New England Patriots legend Vince Wilfork and New York Giants, Illinois Fighting Illini legend/current NFL and college football announcer David Diehl.

Let’s run down all the topics we covered:

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