2017 NFL mock draft 5-20-16

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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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2016 NFL Mock Draft 4-28-16 FINAL

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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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Minnesota Vikings 2016 NFL Draft Mocksourcing

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Minnesota Vikings 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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2016 NFL mock draft 12-8-15

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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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Minnesota Vikings mascot wanted $20K per game; gets fired

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As 2pac famously said “they say money don’t make the man, but damn I’ll make you money.” The man who played the Minnesota Vikings mascot had a very inflated sense of self worth/the value add of the mascot performance to Vikings game days. His stage name is Ragnar the Viking, his legal name Joe Juranitch.

Here’s a video below detailing his story:
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Adrian Peterson almost retired from the NFL to become an Olympic sprinter

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Adrian Peterson had an awful return to the NFL last weekend. The San Francisco 49ers versus the Minnesota Vikings contest was an absolute s#$tshow. AP finished with just 31 yards on 10 carries, for an awful 3.1 yards per carry. It showed just how rusty he was after missing 2014 due to the child abuse suspension.

However, week 2 was a completely different story, as carried 29 times for 134 yards as the Vikings beat the Detroit Lions.

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Bart Scott Sizes up the NFC North race

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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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Vikings Kyle Rudolph could mean more Bears woes defending the TE

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Add Kyle Rudolph to the list of tight ends that could burn the Chicago Bears this season.

The Notre Dame product participated in full during the Minnesota Vikings’ practice on Thursday. He is returning from sports hernia surgery and would improve an inconsistent Minnesota passing offense. For Chicago Bears fans, the last thing they want to see is a promising rookie quarterback getting back a weapon that compliments his skill set. [Read more…]

Randy Moss ESPN 30 for 30 is one that you must watch

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In the words of Andre 3000 from Outkast: “glitter, glisten, floss, floss I catch a beat running like like Randy Moss.”

On the evening of Veterans Day, ESPN will premiere “Rand University,” directed by Marquis Daisy and narrated by Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire). It explores the development of Randy Moss from literally out of nowhere.

Rand, West Virginia is about as nowhere as it gets and when you watch the first half of this ESPN 30 for 30, you’ll absorb that message.

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Latest updates on Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson situations

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Now for the latest episode of franchise tailbacks who wear purple and viciously beat women and children. We haven’t heard much about Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice lately. That bears mentioning because in September that’s all we heard about- Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice.  When autumn arrived we couldn’t go a single day without coverage of yet another NFL player committing morally repugnant and felonious acts.

That’s quieted down considerably.

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Boomer Esiason calls Jets WR Percy Harvin a malcontent

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Percy Harvin was one of the biggest trending topics over the weekend. Certainly when it comes to NFL discussion. All the Sunday morning talk shows were on him, and understandably so. But maybe NFL Today’s Boomer Esiason on CBS had the hottest take of all the hot takes (because “malcontent” is such as awesome word):

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Vikings Teddy Bridgewater is indeed “Pro Ready Teddy”

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Teddy Bridgewater did not run or throw at the NFL Scouting Combine and he truly disappointed at the Louisville Pro Day held this past St. Patrick’s Day. Throughout his NFL Draft process he was heavily scrutinized. The last time we heard this much talk about a glove, it belonged to Michael Jackson.

“No doubt, I feel that I’m the best quarterback in this draft,” Bridgewater said during combine weekend.

“I’m not going to just say that. I actually feel I can back up these words. I’m just confident in myself and my capability of doing all the things at this position and to go out there and prove that I’m the best guy.”

Today, he backed up his talk, by completing 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards, also running for a touchdown as the Vikings piled up more than 500 yards of offense in a 41-28 defeat of the Atlanta Falcons.

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