2018 NFL Mock Draft 1-16-18


Welcome to the 2018 NFL mock draft.

Order is from Tankathon, who we linked here. We then projected how we think each postseason team will finish out. If you have issue with the order, well then you have a lot of company. That’s what the comments section is for! Just keep it above board and professional in your criticism.

Team needs were somewhat taken into account for the 2018 NFL mock draft, at least as much as we could at this point. It’s still very early for a 2018 mock draft right now, and team needs will not be fully accounted for until AFTER NFL free agency ends.

For the link to our NBA mock draft go here.

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Colin Kaepernick Still Out of the NFL; Eight AWFUL QBs Currently In

Over the weekend, a reporter for a Sunday NFL morning pregame show revealed the details of his meeting with blackballed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. As of now, Kaepernick is not doing interviews because he wishes to not draw attention upon himself; he’d rather the publicity be directed towards the causes for which he stands instead.

“He’s not planning on kneeling,” CBS’ Jason La Confora said of what Kaepernick intends to do this season, should he be given another chance at becoming a NFL starting quarterback.

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Illini Football Has Same Primary Problem as Chicago Bears: Quarterback

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All the glorious ties and shared proud traditions of Chicago Bears and Illinois Fighting Illini football were highlighted tonight. It’s the inaugural Hall of Fame weekend at the University of Illinois, and the three biggest names being enshrined are Dick Butkus, Red Grange and George Halas.

All are legends in Bears and Illini football lore, but recalling their glory days isn’t enough to distract you from the current mess in front of us. The past 24 hours have shown us that the Bears and Illinois are once again closely related, but this time it’s a serious problem they share- the QB1 position.

Right now, both teams are severely restrained by a really inferior starting quarterback.

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TSB Show 10: Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, Zach Miller, Curtis Conway

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TSB Show is back with the tenth edition, and it’s all Chicago Bears. This episode features one current player Zach Miller and three club legends (former players) in Otis Wilson, Richard Dent and Curtis Conway. We also break new ground on the TSB Show, as this is our first foul language, and therefore it’s the first NSFW episode in history.

We anticipate that this could become a trend in the near term future.

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Peanut Tillman Joining the FBI: Bears Legends Smith, Wilson and Dent Weigh In


Goodbye television punditry and acting, Peanut Tillman has moved on to a bigger and better post-football career.The former Chicago Bears cornerback (who also had a very small role in one of the Sharknado films) recently began training to become an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tillman, 36, was a criminal justice major at Louisiana Lafayette, and when the news broke last week that he had designs on joining the FBI, we reached out to a few of his colleagues, all with Chicago Bears connections, to hear their thoughts on this development.

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Otis Wilson Thinks Mitchell Trubisky Isn’t Ready, Sees Mike Glennon as Backup

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Most fans of the 2017 Chicago Bears are not strong advocates of starting quarterback Mike Glennon, and instead want to see what Mitchell Trubisky can do. You know the old adage, the backup QB is the most popular player on any football team.

Here in Chicago though it takes on another level than just the trending topic du jour.

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Chicago Bears are NFL’s Least Affordable Ticket, Study Says

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Just in case you the Chicago Bears fan needs even more grist for your mill right now, we’ve got you covered. It turns out that a ballgame at Soldier Field is the most expensive option in the entire National Football League, according to Consumer research group ValuePenguin.

Yes, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco get all the extremely high cost of living analysis hype, but in this case, Chicago tops the chart.

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TSB Show 9: Akiem Hicks, David Diehl, Vince Wilfork

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TSB Show is back and it’s better than ever, with an extremely action packed and very concise edition. TSB Show 9 covers a ton of ground, and it’s not “sticking to sports.” We have Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks, New England Patriots legend Vince Wilfork and New York Giants, Illinois Fighting Illini legend/current NFL and college football announcer David Diehl.

Let’s run down all the topics we covered:

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Lovie Smith Quite Critical of Donald Trump’s NFL Trolling


When you say “events over the weekend” in the sports world, people almost certainly know what you’re talking about. If you phrase that phrase and tack on “in football,” then they definitely know exactly you’re talking about

Illini football Head Coach Lovie Smith met the media yesterday for his weekly news conference, and he was not shy about expressing his opinions on President Donald Trump waging verbal war against the NFL, and the National Football League responding.

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Chicago Bears Have Genuine Rebuilding Block in DE Akiem Hicks

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The John Fox era of Chicago Bears football has seen a record of just 10-25 thus far, and it comes on the heels of the Marc Trestman regime, which managed to go just 13-19. All the losing that the team has suffered over the past four and a half years is indicative of just how extensive the rebuilding project truly is.

On the bright side, the Bears have do some solid building blocks to work with. Defensive End Akiem Hicks is a primary example, as is Pro Bowl Guard Kyle Long. Tailback Jordan Howard showed everybody yesterday, in a big win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, why he is a major centerpiece of this reclamation project.

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Chicago Bears Legend Richard Dent Gives Strong Takes on QB Situation

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The 2017 Chicago Bears trending topic du jour is of course the major issues at the quarterback position. Everyone has an opinion on this, as it’s been the issue dominating local sports talk shows since the season started. Team legend and Super Bowl XX MVP Richard Dent threw his punditry hat into the ring as well.

First of all Dent is aware of the roster’s short-comings, and knows very well that the quarterback, regardless of who it is, has a limited amount of talent to work with.

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Pete Carroll, Charles Barkley, Mark Cuban Respond to Trump UGLINESS

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Friday night Donald Trump held a campaign rally for an election that he already won 10 months ago. At the rally he called Colin Kaepernick, and other NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, “sons of bitches.”

Therefore he also called mothers of NFL players “bitches” in the process. Naturally and deservedly, he’s getting a ton of blowback for such hateful and divisive commentary. Chicago Bears Team Captain Akiem Hicks called Trump out on Saturday.

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