2017 NFL mock draft 8-26-16


A 2017 NFL mock draft? Yes, a 2017 mock. It’s never too early. However, it is still 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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Chris Maragos Determined to Oppose Kickoff Rules Change

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Chris Maragos is determined to fight the NFL if they continue tweaking the rules surrounding the Kickoff. To their credit, the NFL is primarily focused on trying to make the kickoff safer, though the Philadelphia Special teams ace doesn’t seem especially interested in this argument. NFL sportsbook betting is alight with talk of the conflict between these two sides.

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Chelsea FC Met the Minnesota Vikings, Attended Twins Game


As the 2016 Chelsea FC summer preseason tour winds down, the club have taken in some rest and relaxation on their off days. Some of the Blues attended a home game of the Minnesota Twins, of Major League Baseball, at Target Field.

Then they had the chance to interact with the MLB players.

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NFL’s New Chip-Equipped Footballs could Prevent Another Deflategate


Deflategate will soon be a thing of the past. That is probably hard to believe for those people for whom the phenomenon has taken over the league. Tom Brady recently dropped his legal appeal of the four-game suspension to which he had been sentenced, though one wonders whether the decision will have any impact on online NFL betting odds and considerations.

Whatever the case, the league is quickly becoming inundated by rumors (and conspiracies) surrounding the computer chips that the NFL is planning to insert into the football during preseason and Thursday night games.
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Roger Goodell, NFL Team Owners Aren’t Fans of HBO’s “Ballers”

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New England Patriots fan Mark Wahlberg, executive producer for the HBO series “Ballers,” said the NFL isn’t too happy with the show. He said commissioner Roger Goodell even tried to get him to cancel it. Since the show is fictional, it won’t affect NFL betting lines, but it does show that the NFL commissioner and team owners don’t shows attempting to realistically depict NFL players.  [Read more…]

Bears, Panthers Cornerback Charles Tillman Announces Retirement

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Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman will not return to play another season in the NFL this fall. As he’s said multiple times publicly, the only team that wanted to play for this year is the team that he played for last season- the Carolina Panthers.

However, it is not to be, not in Carolina or anywhere else. Peanut Tillman posted the following goodbye YouTube video on his official verified Twitter account.

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Manchester United Among Five Most Profitable Sports Teams on Earth


As the 2016 football season fast approaches, Forbes magazine released their annual list of the most profitable sports franchises on earth. With the 2016 NFL draft long over, all eyes are on the approaching start of training camp. All 32 teams are commencing preparation for this season, with one of the most well known NFL franchises topping the list of the most valuable sports teams on Earth.

Who rounds out the top five, and did your favorite team make the list?

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Charles Tillman Welcomes RG3 for Celebrity Bowling Gala


Charles Tillman spoke to The Sports Bank on Friday, and during our conversation he revealed the guest list of celebrity athletes appearing at the fourth annual Charles Tillman Celebrity Pro BOWLer Tournament. He also spoke about which NFL team is the one that he desires to play for in 2016, which you can read about at this link.

The list of famous names appearing at Kings Bowl for the July 14th event includes:

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Greg Schiano Denies Witnessing Sandusky Child Molestation


Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Rutgers Coach Greg Schiano denies that he witnessed a sexual molestation at Penn State in the 1990s.

Schiano, currently the Defensive Coordinator at Ohio State Tweeted this out today:

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Former Buffalo Bills Draft Pick Kyle Calloway Hit, Killed by Train


Former Iowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman and Buffalo Bills Draft pick Kyle Calloway was struck and killed by a train over the holiday weekend. Calloway was out jogging routinely on a route very familiar to him near Tucson, Arizona, on July 2 when he was bit by the train.  He was just 29.

“We are all stunned and very saddened to hear of the tragic accident claiming the life of Kyle Calloway,” said a statement from Iowa Hawkeyes  Coach Kirk Ferentz.

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Ten Most Popular NFL Stories Ever: Happy 4th of July!


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.

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Chicharito Completely Starstruck By Meeting J.J. Watt (Video)


As standard this time of year, we have another story of futbol meeting football. With both football and American football/soccer being in their offseason right now star players from both sports often cross paths and the results are sometimes amazing.

Houston Texans superstar defensive end J.J. Watt stopped by Team Mexico’s training session, and totally made Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s week. The star striker for El Tri  was completely star struck upon meeting Watt, as you can see in the video below:

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