Jake Golic, son of ESPN’s Mike Golic, is leaving Notre Dame and will join the Cincinnati Bearcats for the 2013 season. The transfer will mark the end of the Irish football family legacy dating back to the 70’s.
2014 NFL mock draft time. Team needs were taken into account sometimes, but often were not. Any draft picks made in 2013 will be taken into account later. The 2014 NFL mock draft order is completely randomized. Some of the 2014 NFL mock draft player descriptions will fill out later.
It’s never too early to start thinking ahead. Here is an a very early projection of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Bracketology.
With the Louisville Cardinals cutting down the nets, the book was officially closed on the 2012-2013 college basketball season. Hoop junkies like myself are already looking ahead to next season so allow me to present to you my updated way too early 2012-2013 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings.
So here is my preliminary preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings for next season. I have updated these rankings since the NBA Draft early entries list is complete and a number of transfers have since been announced. There is still one major x-factor out there, the undecided Andrew Wiggins who is the #1 prospect in the 2013 class. Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or if you notice an error in a projected roster. (Click here to see how my 2012-13 way too early preseason college basketball rankings turned out.)
Here are teams 16-25 in my updated 2012-2013 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings and other teams who just missed the cut.
So how did the AFC North do in the 2013 NFL Draft?
Well, I don’t believe in doing draft grades right when the draft is over- talk to me in a few years, then we’ll see how these picks panned out.
You can’t grade them right away; watch ‘em play actual NFL football first! I pay as much attention to NFL Draft immediate grades as I do to live blogging or live game discussion threads.
Because Twitter is better than live blogging and discussion threads combined. Period.
That’s said, let’s review what the AFC North did in rounds 1-3.
Georgia Bulldogs linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree were selected 17th and 30th last night in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Manti Teo from Notre Dame was picked….well, his first draft status was imaginary. I don’t mean to keep piling on Teo….Yes, I do. Two Georgia Bulldogs LBs heard their names called at Radio City Music Hall; and ZERO LBs from Notre Dame came to the podium.
The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Jarvis Jones 17 while the St. Louis Rams picked Ogletree 30.
Our 2013 NFL mock draft is updated for the final time. Lots of changes. And we are a Chicago based website, so check out our latest analysis of the Bears draft prospects for all 7 rounds. And our Bears “Hindsight Draft.” By the way, Hollywood is filming a movie about the NFL Draft at this year’s draft in New York City. I guess they understand how much us sports bloggers obsess with this topic during the month of April.
Here’s our 2014 NFL mock draft
Happy NFL mock draft day!
This 2013 NFL mock draft is a reader submission from an author who wishes to remain anonymous. This is not my 2013 NFL mock draft, but this is a very comprehensive NFL mock draft as it covers all seven rounds. As always we encourage debate, and reader comments are very much welcome. Especially if you have a NFL mock draft of your own and would like to compare it up against this NFL mock draft.
Like I say on my own, detailed first round NFL mock draft. You’re free to say “this sucks because x, y, z,” but if your comment is simply “this sucks.”
Then I have to say “hey, thanks for coming!”
And check out our NFL mock draft of all 7 rounds for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
NBC and Notre Dame renewed their television partnership for 10 more years; extending it through the 2025 season. That means the BFF relationship between Notre Dame and NBC will last 35 years.
The new deal begins during the 2016 campaign and gives NBC rights to a minimum seven Notre Dame home games every college basketball season. NBC Sports Digital (“digital” is word that old people and corporate types use instead of “the internet” or “online”. Seriously, what’s with this “digital?” hoo-ha. Does everything else become analog by default?) will continue to live stream Notre Dame home games, as the network has done since 2009.
Notre Dame Nose Guard (or Nose Tackle if you will) Louis Nix actually gave me something worth writing about regarding spring college football. Then afterward, Louis Nix provided soundbites that were as golden as his football helmet.
Two years ago when I covered the Notre Dame “Spring Game,” it was actually snowing. So watching the intra-squad scrimmage in the cold was false advertising. It was neither “spring” nor a “game.”
However, the 300+ pound Louis Nix provided a highlight Saturday, rumbling in for a two-point conversion.
So if you need a tight end and you’re an NFL team- do you go Tyler Eifert from Notre Dame? Maybe I can answer your question; with some help.
A couple days ago I was on conference call with Mike Mayock of NFL Network. Mayock is a former defensive back and the NFL Network’s draft guru. On paper, this conference call sounded like awesomesauce for a mock draft NERD like myself.
Sadly, it was anything but. (Though no fault of Mayock) With over 100 other media on that call, I was not able to get any Bears or local college football questions in. After listening for over 90 minutes (I finally gave up, even though the call was still going, I mean I do have a life. I know it often looks online like I have no real life, but I do actually leave the house from time to time) no real topics of local interest were covered; except one.
Tyler Eifert of ND.
So is he the best tight end available?