2017 NFL mock draft 11-29-16


In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order as of Monday morning November 28th, 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.

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Michigan and Ohio’s Toledo War of 1835, and the Frostbitten Convention


This week is rivalry week in college football. Which conjures up memories of the Toledo War and the Frostbitten Convention.

This weekend brings awesome games with cool names like “The Iron Bowl” (Alabama-Auburn) and “The Holy War” (BYU-Utah). But only one of these rivalry games can claim an actual war in the history of its geographic region. That’s the Michigan Wolverines vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, or “The Game,” as it’s called. The Toledo War is one of the many reasons ESPN Classic is running a marathon of past tOSU-UM games today.

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#3 Michigan Football: The Game Preview vs #2 Ohio St. Buckeyes

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“You’re a terrorist if you’re not excited about this game,” a friend told me as #2 Michigan vs. #1 Ohio State on November 18th, 2006 approached.

I was in fact excited about the game, in which both teams entered undefeated, I was just mocking the EXTREME HYPE that the media was creating for it. (I know the media over-hyping something?! Who knew, right?!) “The Game,” in Columbus like this year’s meeting will be, was actually extremely exciting and very entertaining. The Buckeyes won it 42-39, the day after Bo Schembechler died.


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Source: Miami QB Brad Kaaya Likely Returning to School, Not Entering NFL Draft


Miami Hurricanes Quarterback Brad Kaaya will likely be returning to school next season a source close to the program said.

Kaaya, a three year starter who is often mentioned as one of the few elite QB prospects in the draft class, has one more year of collegiate eligibility remaining.

Kaaya has until January 16th to make his decision, and he is strongly leaning towards returning to Coral Gables, a trusted source with very close ties to the Canes told The Sports Bank.

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Virginia Tech Football: Likely ACC Title Game Berth Despite Maddening Inconsistency

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Until today, the Virginia Tech football program was the second winningest nationwide never to have played Notre Dame. Regardless of the result, history was to be made. Rallying from a massive 24-7 first half deficit, the Va Tech Hokies won a very spirited road contest 34-31 at Notre Dame Stadium to end the Fighting Irish postseason hopes.

Before the game, the Virginia Tech football team, along with Coach Justin Fuente, made it clear that their trip to South Bend would be all business, and this weekend’s visit was not going to focus on sightseeing at one of college football’s most sacred grounds.

After the game, Fuente did articulate how special it was to win in such a storied atmosphere.

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Notre Dame Football Game Preview vs Virginia Tech Hokies


Virginia is for lovers but Virginia Tech is for sacrifice at the altar of bowl hopes. Your Notre Dame football team must take this one, Senior Day in South Bend, and then the Golden Shillelagh game at USC in order to qualify for a bowl game. Good luck with that, as it’s a tall order. Va Tech have fallen out of both polls but the Trojans are #13 in one poll, #15 in the other.

I think the Fighting Irish can split the difference, but winning both is going to be a tough task.

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Western Michigan Football: America’s New Mid-Major Darling


Are you ready for the new Boise St. or TCU? Behold the new football Gonzaga, the Broncos from Kalamazoo. Your Western Michigan football program is hosting ESPN College Gameday the day after tomorrow, like none of us could have predicted. Get ready for some red hot MACtion.

WMU are one of just two undefeateds left in college football with Alabama being the other. As we predicted, they should likely still have a perfect record when they host 9-2 Toledo on Black Friday night.

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Notre Dame Football: Photos of Today’s Shamrock Series Uniforms


The University of Notre Dame football program unveiled the uniforms for this year’s Shamrock Series game. This contest is Notre Dame’s sixth annual Shamrock Series event, an off-campus home game which will be have played versus November 12th in San Antonio.

The previous Shamrock Series events were played in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Indianapolis and Dallas.

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NIU Football at White Sox Park: How it all Turned Out


Whether it’s Comiskey Park or U.S. Cellular Field or Guaranteed Rate Field, the song title changes, but the melody remains the same. It was college football not Major League baseball at Sox Park tonight, but it didn’t help ticket sales. This was the very first event, a NIU football game versus MAC conference rival Toledo, held under the new name Guaranteed Rate Field, but attendance was just as poor as it usually is for White Sox home games.

It was a very entertaining and exciting contest, in which NIU led an overwhelming majority, but went on to lose 31-24.

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Lane Kiffin Parodied Yet Again on Tosh.0 (Video)


Have you survived that Ambien in college football form that was #1 Alabama 10, #13 LSU 0? Because it was an SEC conference game, the national networks will spin that rock fight into an “instant classic” or “game of the year” nominee. Of course, had that dull tedium been a B1G game, the national pundits would be deriding it as “setting college football back 50 years.”

Well, here’s something that’s light years ahead in entertainment value- comedian Daniel Tosh parodying Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, and his lovely now ex-wife Layla Kiffin.

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Miami Hurricanes: Rebuilding Will Take Longer Than Expected

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It wasn’t just Irish Eyes on the Miami Hurricanes today. There were 14 representatives from 11 NFL teams at Notre Dame Stadium; including Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace. Additionally five reps from three bowl games came to South Bend. You even had two individuals on behalf of the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Rough Riders in attendance.

As HUUUUGEEEEE as the Miami Hurricanes vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish rivalry was back in the 1980s, today’s meeting certainly did not have the same gravitas. You already know that these two teams are not what they were back in the 1980s and 1990s, but they put on a great show anyway.

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Brad Kaaya: Potentially Third Quarterback Drafted After Kizer, Watson


Saturday could very likely bring a match-up of the first and third quarterbacks selected in the NFL Draft this April. Or the second and third. Miami Hurricanes signal caller Brad Kaaya is consistently showing up in most NFL mock drafts as third QB off the boards. There’s a debate between #1 and #2, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer.

Of course, all this could change as this is an extremely fluid situation. The NFL Draft stock market will fluctuate wildly between now and April when the draft takes place in Philadelphia.

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