2018 NFL Mock Draft 6-29-17

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Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft. Order was based on an amalgam of NFL power rankings from across the internet. If you have issue with the order, well so do many others. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were not taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft as it’s just too early. 2017 NFL Draft picks were mostly not taken into account for our projections.

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2017 NFL Mock Draft 4-27-17 FINAL Edition

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Time for another 2017 NFL mock draft update….and we’ve already updated our 2018 NFL mock draft twice!

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 NBA mock draft, (NBA round two), 2017 MLB mock draft and 2017 NHL mock draft coming soon.

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Aaron Hernandez Dead from Apparent Suicide; Twitter Users Make Really Bad Jokes

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Aaron Hernandez was an awful human being; there’s really no disputing that.

Anyone who deliberately takes another person’s life is truly beyond the pale of description. Repugnant, deplorable, immoral, monstrous, disgusting….choose your words but at the end of the day these are still just words and they can never truly articulate the atrocity that is intentionally taking another human being’s life from them.

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Liverpool FC Ownership was Offered to Bill Gates, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft

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One of the most interesting Liverpool news stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world today involves two big names that you would never expect- Bill Gates and Bob Kraft. Gates, the Microsoft founder and current richest man alive was offered a chance to purchase the team but did not respond.

Bill Gates, with a current estimated net worth of $84.2 billion, has been deemed the wealthiest man alive since 2014, and he also held the title from 1995-2007 and 2009.

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Chelsea FC, Tottenham Hotspur Stars Celebrate New England Patriots Super Bowl Victory

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Super Bowl Sunday is an event that annually reverberates around the world and yesterday was no different. The big game sent shockwaves throughout the global Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Last night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady became the first signal caller to ever win five (like the old Saturday Night Live sketch “the 5 Timers Club”), Super Bowls breaking the tie he previously held with Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw.

Obviously, Brady is going to the Hall of Fame, and there’s a strong case that he’s the greatest of all time.

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Tom Brady: Debunking the Widely Held Misconceptions of the Patriots QB

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Super Bowl LI weekend was a crazy one, in the best way possible, for me as a native Houstonian. I spent a good majority of my weekend with the New England Patriots ‘ front office staff, and in the midst of the frenzy I just had to ask about what it was like to work with the one player no one can ever seem to hear enough about – Tom Brady.

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Martellus Bennett Only Patriot Speaking Up Against Trump, Not “Sticking to Sports”

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New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is as colorful a character as any in the NFL. He’s also among the most courageous and socially active. It’s hard to root against anyone with that both that much personality and qualities deserving of admiration.

As Nancy Armour of USA Today reported, the point of Media Day sessions are to talk without ever saying anything. To meet the press, and give them very little, if any, soundbites of actual news value. For Super Bowl Media week, those “goals” are magnified.

It gets kicked up a notch when you have the Patriots in the bowl, because “The Patriot Way” is to always speak to all media members in worthless coachspeak cliches and meaningless Bradyspeak platitudes.

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Patriots Legend Tedy Bruschi Doesn’t Have “Clean Read” on Super Bowl LI

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How will the New England Patriots fare against a formidable Atlanta Falcons football team?

What makes Houston, host of Super Bowl LI, any different from other NFL championship locations?

On Tuesday when I went one-on-one with former New England Patriots line backer Tedy Bruschi, I asked him those exact questions.

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Sam Adams vs Sweetwater in Super Bowl LI Beer Twitter Beef

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It’s definitely not the industry standard regional delicacy bet on a championship sporting event. The civic pride food wager has long been a stale cliche, but Super Bowl LI has seen a brand new spin on it, via the team’s quintessential hometown brewers.

It all started with a Georgia gas station banning sales of Sam Adams, the brewers of Boston-based Samuel Adams, and then a Twitter smackdown.

Sam Adams and Atlanta-based Sweetwater Brewing got into a Twitter beef, take a look:

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2017 NFL mock draft 12-22-16

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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.

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Oakland Raiders vs New England Patriots New Media Obsession

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Are you ready to re-fight and replay the infamous “Tuck Rule Game?” Otherwise known as the Snow Bowl or the Snow Job, the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff game was played on January 19, 2002 and it was the final game in the history of Foxboro Stadium. The New England Patriots beat the Oakland Raiders 16-13 in one of the most controversial games of all time.

The Pats then went on to win the Super Bowl that season and into Gillette Stadium the next year. The Oakland Raiders won the AFC the very next season, then fell off the map until just this season.

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Dion Lewis Returns to Patriots Lineup after ACL Injury

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After signing with the New England Patriots last season, running back Dion Lewis was expected to compete for the starting job. Unfortunately, his season was cut short by an ACL injury.

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