In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order at the regular season. We sorted the playoff teams based on how we’re predicting the NFL playoffs will shape out. The NFL breaks ties in draft order by reverse order of strength of schedule. Thus we don’t know for sure who will be picking #14 and #15 between Indianapolis and Minnesota’s pick (which is owned by Philadelphia), as the NFL has not confirmed the order officially.Follow paulmbanks
In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order as of December 21st, with some good help from our friends at NFL Trade Rumors.
Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, as team needs are a very fluid situation. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings, Happy Kwanza, Joyous Hannukah, Joy Noel, Make the Yuletide gay and a warm festivus for the rest of us.Follow paulmbanks
Here it is; the primary and secondary social media hash tags for all 32 NFL teams. Happy NFL kickoff. This comes to us via a social engagement company called Postano, You have the official hash tag for each NFL team, as well as the most used hash tag for each NFL team.
Israel Idonije played in the NFL for over a decade with the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and most notable, the Chicago Bears. In our hearts and minds he’ll always be a Chicago Bears. This past weekend Idonije made a guest appearance at the Indican Pictures Comic-Con booth to promote his comic book ‘The Protectors’.
The idea was something Idonije came up with a few years back, which has garnered the attention of many major athletes, all of whom dream of being featured in the innovative comic book, which combines the two idols of children worldwide, superheroes and sports.Follow paulmbanks
Happy Draft Day!!!! This will be our penultimate 2016 NFL mock draft update, with the final version coming late this afternoon. To get you ready for the draft, here’s a list of 40 NFL Draft buzzwords, catch-phrases and cliches that you’ll hear tonight, and all weekend, from the TV network draftniks.
“He can make all throws when you put him in space a hand in the round guy road grader space eater people mover who plays faster than his tape.”Follow paulmbanks
Detroit Lions fans, Be sure to check out the Walter Football 2016 NFL Mock draft database, now with 262 mocks included. It’s the biggest and best mock database on the whole world wide web. With their help we did some “Mocksourcing.” you know like “Crowdsourcing” or “Twittersourcing.”
Complementing our own mock, we choose a few select mocks that we know have a great track record of being accurate. We only included mocks done by draftniks that we’ve worked closely with enough to trust the integrity of their work.Follow paulmbanks
Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise was well traveled throughout his college football career even though he stayed with the Fighting Irish the whole time. He came to South Bend planning to be a defensive back, converted to wide receiver, and then later to running back.
ND had depth and talent at wide receiver, but really needed reinforcements and tailback. By the end of the season, the Irish were at their fourth, or maybe fifth choice at tailback. Fourth or fifth depends on where you define the beginning of the season, and where you draw the line on the depth chart.Follow paulmbanks
2016 NFL free agency has been going strong now for close to two weeks, meaning a lot of teams have filled some of their needs. Obviously, there are some losers too in this free agent market but we’ll save that discussion for another time. This is a list of the winners.
There are still plenty of NFL free agency moves to come and we’ll be keeping tabs on that and updating. We’ve also had to shred our now old NFL mock draft and instead create an entirely new one now.Follow paulmbanks
Both Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions announced on January 6th that Johnson’s storied NFL career could be over. It appears that Megatron is processing all options, including retirement and that’s the way he’s likely going to go.
It’s sad that Calvin Johnson Rule is actually going to outlast Calvin Johnson.Follow paulmbanks
This 2016 NFL mock draft order is loosely based off the order derived at SB Nation. They took current record plus strength of schedule into account. We then made a few changes based on how current injuries could impact the team and their final season record.
Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account. We played fast and loose with that because it’s still quite early. So many of these picks are “Best player available.”Follow paulmbanks
Credit the Detroit Lions for playing with some pride (get it, “Lions,” “Pride” see what I did there?) as they may be trying to save the fate of Head Coach Jim Caldwell. Although they Lionsed away their last game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Detroit has definitely not been the LOLions lately.
A team that early on looked destined to be the club on the clock first for the NFL Draft, has now been playing very respectably.Follow paulmbanks
Over the years, the Detroit Lions have certainly given the internet plenty of comedic material. Indeed all the losing has made them the LOLions. Today broke new ground however, even for them, as the Lions promoted QB Coach Jim Bob Cooter to offensive coordinator.
The fun starts with his name, and continues with an exploration of his personal legal history. Factor in the setting for where he got into trouble- Knoxville, Tennessee, and you have quite the story.Follow paulmbanks