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
We poked a lot of fun at NFL icon Charles Woodson in the preseason when he picked the Oakland Raiders to win the Super Bowl, and Khalil Mack to win the MVP back in the preseason.
His picks look more astute and insightful now don’t they? It wasn’t just blatant HOMERISM by Woodson for his former teammates last season as he began his career as a NFL Analyst for ESPN. While we still have plenty of issues with a lot of the Charles Woodson punditry body of work, we’re still very very excited about NFL Network’s Charles Woodson: A Football Life.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.
The return of Jordy Nelson, much hyped quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the slimmed down Eddie Lacy have made the Green Bay Packers the unanimous favorites to win the NFC North; and Super Bowl betting odds suggest that.
The Green Bay Packers feel the urgency to win the Super Bowl; since they haven’t done so since 2010. In 2016, the Packers are feeling the pressure to win it all mounting.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has won both a Super Bowl MVP and a league MVP Award. He will not however, win the “World’s Best Brother” Award from little brother Jordan Rodgers. Last night’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” saw Jordan openly criticize his big brother to JoJo Fletcher, the title character on this “reality” series that we all know is just oh-so-real.
Jordan Rodgers, one of JoJo Fletcher’s four finalists, let her know who she would be meeting in his family should she decide to select him for one of the hometown “dates” next week. (You’re just on pins and needles waiting to hear, aren’t you?)Follow paulmbanks
Happy Independence day everybody! Baseball has the nickname “the national past time,” but that moniker was bestowed upon the sport a very long time ago. That designation is very outdated, as the NFL is truly king in America. As the great Bob Costas said, at a time when everything is in niches, the NFL cuts across all demographics.Follow paulmbanks
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.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
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.Follow paulmbanks
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.Follow paulmbanks