2017 NFL mock draft 6-20-16


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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Ohio State Football Breaks Multiple NFL Draft Records


The Ohio State football program has led the way in 2016 NFL Draft Green Room invites, scouting combine invites, and early entries to the draft. So it’s no surprise that they also led the way in players selected in the NFL Draft. Indeed Ohio State football IS the new Alabama Crimson Tide right now, proving the Buckeyes win over the Tide in the 2015 Sugar Bowl/National Semifinal game was the real deal Holyfield.

This weekend, the 2014 National Championship Ohio State football team went pro.

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2016 NFL Mock Draft 4-28-16 FINAL


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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Ohio State Football: 2016 NFL Draft Mocksourcing (Defense)


Ohio State football had nine underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft! Nine! That’s almost the ten underclassmen we saw leave LSU early two years ago.

So, if our 2016 NFL mock draft is heavy on the Buckeyes, that’s why. This is where their 2014 National Title team goes pro. You could say that Columbus is the new Tuscaloosa in that regard.

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Ohio State Football: 2016 NFL Draft Mocksourcing (Offense)


Ohio State football 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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Early 2016-17 Big Ten Basketball Power Rankings


Looking at the very early Big Ten basketball power rankings for next year, MSU is the unquestioned. David Kmiecik, via his top 25 for next season, which you can view here, collaborated with Paul M. Banks on this listing. Dave did the entries for the nationally ranked Big Ten basketball teams, and Banks had to do the teams that aren’t as good. (of course! always!)

Enjoy! We also linked the three early season previews that we already did for three Big Ten basketball teams.

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2016-17 preseason Top 25 college basketball rankings

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Yes, I know the college basketball season is just ending but it is still the perfect time to reveal my insanely early 2016-17 Top 25 college basketball rankings.  There are still a ton of x-factors as guys are deciding on whether or not they are going to enter the NBA Draft, players are transferring, and a few McDonald’s All-Americans have yet to make their college decision so consider these rankings a rough draft and expect an update in a couple of weeks.

Here is a list of which players have already announced they are transferring and where. Here’s a list of underclassman who have declared for the draft.

Leave a comment below if you think a team is too high, too low, not getting enough respect, or otherwise have an issue with something.

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FINAL 2016 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

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Happy Selection Sunday.  Here is a pre-season NCAA Tournament Bracketology.   You will notice on the Bracket Matrix grades that The Sports Bank’s bracketology has been more accurate than ESPN’s Joe Lunardi five of the past six years. [Read more…]

2016 NFL Mock Draft 3-9-16

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Welcome to our first 2016 NFL mock draft update after the Scouting Combine and pre free agency. Well, NFL free agency might have officially begun by the time you’re reading this (Wednesday March 9th, 4 PM EST), but what follows will not take it into account. We will take NFL free agency into account in the next update.

We also did our annual stock reports in the wake of the combine. This is the link to who we’re buying (stock increased from combine). Here’s the link to who we’re selling (stock decreased from combine)

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NFL Draft Stock SELLING: Connor Cook, Scooby Wright, Noah Spence


If the NFL Draft were a stock market, then this week, the Scouting Combine, would be some of most heavily traded days of the year. So Who’s stock increased/decreased in value?

This is who we’re SELLING:

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NFL Draft Stock BUYING: Will Fuller, Jalen Ramsey, Eli Apple, more

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If the NFL Draft were a stock market, then this week, the Scouting Combine, would be some of most heavily traded days of the year. So Who’s stock increased/decreased in value?

This is who we’re BUYING:

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2016 NFL Mock Draft 2-23-16

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This will be the final 2016 NFL mock draft update before the Combine commences and our mock will get a serious makeover from what transpires in Indianapolis.

The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine on-field workouts begin Friday, February 26 with the running backs, offensive linemen and kickers, and continues with the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends on Saturday, February 27, linebackers and defensive linemen on Sunday, February 28 and defensive backs on Monday, February 29.

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