2017 NFL mock draft 5-20-16


A 2017 NFL mock draft? Yes, a 2017 mock. It’s never too early. However, it is still extremely early, thus the order was randomized and team needs were very lightly taken into account here, and in some cases not at all. The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2017 NFL mock draft, 2016 NBA mock draft, 2016 MLB mock draft and 2016 NHL mock draft.

Enjoy the 2017 NFL mock draft, some player descriptions were filled in, others will be completed as we go along.

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70 AWFUL, HORRIBLE NFL Draft Scouting Report Cliches


By this week, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-gook well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it:

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage than anyone. If I sat down and watched Gruden’s “QB Camp” show again, this list would be four times as long.

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2016 NFL Mock Draft 4-28-16 FINAL


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.”

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Green Bay Packers 2016 NFL Draft Mocksourcing

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Green Bay Packers 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.

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Boomer Esiason rips DeSean Jackson; calls him lazy


When Skins receiver DeSean Jackson left Philadelphia, the rift with then Coach Chip Kelly made national headlines. So who’s the jerk in that situation? Or are they both jerks? Or is one of them actually a nice guy? Some people even think Chip Kelly is racist now due to, a few people but mostly DeSean Jackson.

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Deion Sanders jumped the shark forever this weekend


Deion Sanders may have slipped into the Allie LaForce/Mark May Zone over the weekend. When an individual who’s paid very handsomely to be an articulate expert in their field says enough stupid things, the compounded effect renders their credibility gone forever.

With CBS’ LaForce you had the infamous “Milwaukee is 90 miles west of Chicago” plus “OMG! Look at this brand new, cutting edge technology- oxygen tanks on a football team’s sideline! What a time to be alive.” How can you listen to anything she says these days and treat it seriously.

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Aaron Rodgers gets RIPPED by Boomer Esiason

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On tonight’s episode of NFL MONDAY QB on CBS Sports Network, Boomer Esiason had this to say about Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers as they head into their postseason road contest at the Skins:

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2016 NFL mock draft 12-8-15


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.”

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Eddie Lacy’s future with the Packers is rocky


It would certainly appear that the Green Bay Packers have some buyer’s remorse regarding their drafting of running back Eddie Lacy in 2013. His NFL career is still very young, but he’s already put up the trifecta of underachieving on the field having some issues off the field, and showing up to camp out of shape.

It doesn’t seem like he’s long for this Packers world, and you wonder how many more NFL chances he’ll get if when Green Bay decides to cut ties.

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Randall Cobb going crab-fishing on Chesapeake Bay (video)

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Levi Maestro follows Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Randall Cobb as he goes through his offseason workout at the Under Armour facility in Baltimore with Cam Newton, heads out on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Bart Scott Sizes up the NFC North race


The Green Bay Packers are the ruling oligarchs of the NFC North. The Pack have won it four years straight and appear to be the favorites once again this season. Not just in the division, but quite possibly the conference. We spoke with NFL on CBS Analyst Bart Scott and he believes the Packers are still a Super Bowl contender even despite the loss of Jordy Nelson to injury.

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Jenn Sterger takes funny, but cheap shot at Brett Favre


This past weekend was the Brett Favre Legends Game at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. (You know the exhibition flag football game that the Green Bay Packers wouldn’t let the Ole Gunslinger have at Lambeau, with the lamest excuse ever given as rationale). What was much more Favre newsworthy this past week however was a Tweet from Jenn Sterger

The 1-woman media circus who exposed the former Packers/Vikings/Jets QB in 2010 won ESPYs night, at least on Twitter, with this offering.

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