2015 NFL Mock Draft 4-23-15


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In our latest 2015 NFL Mock Draft update, we switched the #1 and #2 picks because….#Reasons. But no, seriously, the “conventional wisdom” has now dictated that Marcus Mariota, not Jameis Winston, is the #1 overall pick now.  Even in spite of that frighteningly gruesome Subway bust of vegetables that you see above you.

Also, you’ll want to check out our 2015 NBA mock draft and our 2016 NBA mock draft.

As well as our 2016 NFL mock draft.

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Marcus Mariota is new consensus #1 overall draft pick


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So Marcus Mariota has now supposedly supplanted Jameis Winston as the projected #1 overall NFL Draft pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the end of this month? Can’t say I’m surprised. When you have a choice between two Hesiman winning dual threat quarterbacks why wouldn’t you pick the apparently model citizen off the field? You know instead of the guy that all of America views as an immature, poor decision making brat at best, a rapist who was let off the hook at worst.

Sorry #FSUTwitter that’s how the entire nation outside of the state of Florida looks at Winston.

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Marcus Mariota isn’t “pro ready” enough to be #1 overall


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Can former Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota pull a Cam Netwon?

Win the Heisman and then become the #1 overall NFL draft pick?

Mariota certainly has all the measurables, numbers, tools and statistics to accomplish this exceedingly rare feat. The 6’4″ 212 pound signal caller from Honolulu, Hawaii has INSANELY good stats, but he’s not as pro ready.

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Two Oregon Ducks, not named Mariota, who will be 1st round picks


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Let’s get Ducknuts when talking about the Oregon Ducks in the Championship game, and later a couple of Oregon Ducks in the NFL Draft. You know Marcus Mariota could quite possibly become the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

However, there are two Oregon Ducks players that should also be sure-fire first rounders that you haven’t heard of.

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PSU QB Christian Hackenberg: high NFL Draft stock, poor stats


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In just two years at Penn State, so much has been said about starting Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The reigning Big Ten freshman of the year has been hyped up as the greatest thing since sliced bread. He’s also been hit with the “overrated” label. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. extolled his virtues as a future professional signal caller.

Kirk Herbstreit sees the NFL in his future as well. 

As this 19 year old kid from rural Virginia fulfills his lifelong dream of being the Nittany Lions QB1, he’s enduring the slings and arrows that come with being in such a high profile position. The team’s record and statistics show a regression, not just with Hack, but the whole team. Hackenberg’s tangibles and skill sets remain steady. Perhaps he’s developing them further. However, everything else around him is like his production; in dramatic decline.

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2015 NFL Mock Draft 11-5-14


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Our 2015 NFL mock draft enlisted the help of a sports book to determine the top seven spots in the order; and four of the top five players. Special thanks to Football Betting Center.com the rest of the order was determined by the first half records, and projecting second half records. Team needs were taken into account sparingly. It’s still not quite time to add those in fully yet.

A NFL mock draft is like a stew, you can only add in each ingredient at the right time. And where highlighted, click on each player’s name to read a feature story about that player.

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The 2014 BSPYs


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Awards shows are self-congratulatory industry bacchanalia that we play voyeur to because we love watching rich and famous people be rich and famous and pretend to be humble.

Slap on a death montage and a lifetime achievement award of some sort to keep it from being a full blown orgy of how awesome everyone must think this specific entertainment medium being celebrated is.

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More Money For Sports In Brazil And Chicago, More Problems


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Thing about television is that it only shows you the unpleasant and the uncomfortable when it makes for better theater. Rarely is such the case in viewing sports. Besides the actual game action, a national broadcast is going to feed you shots of local peculiarities and regional foodstuffs during timeouts.

Going in and out of commercials you get the blimp views of the stadia amid a lit up downtown at night, stock footage of hustle and bustle during the daytime, and shots of some unique piece of architecture soundtracked by a song from and/or about whatever city the game is in. Oh, hey, look at the city-native-but-now-probably-expatriate celebrity in the stands totally trying to go unnoticed in that black baseball cap. (8,974 screenshots get tweeted.)

And Drake. There’s always Drake.

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Blake Bortles: the “other” NFL rookie quarterback


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Going into the 2014 NFL draft, most of the attention was on two quarterbacks – QB Johnny Manziel and QB Teddy Bridgewater. Manziel had been hyped for nearly a year, and most expected him to be the first overall QB taken, and if the off chance that he was not selected as the number one QB, it would have been Bridgewater instead; however, this was not the case.

Instead, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted QB Blake Bortles as the number one quarterback in the 2014 NFL entry draft. This shocked many and several fans and analysts felt as though Jacksonville made a mistake; however, this is not the case.

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Todd McShay, Mel Kiper Jr candidly discuss value of mock drafts


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Both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr, the NFL Draftniks of all NFL Draftniks do multiple conference calls with the media previewing the NFL Draft. The attendance for these calls is RIDICULOUS. These calls often last up to two hours, and many journalists don’t even get their questions in. ESPN doesn’t transcribe them because they would end up being like 40 pages long.

Mike Mayock of NFL Network does one as well, which took three hours and clocked in at 30 pages on the transcript. That’s how insane the media appetite is for Todd McShay and company. Safe to say this was the most over-hyped and pointlessly over-analyzed NFL Draft in history. The extra weeks of wait and the presence of Johnny Manziel had a lot to do ti.

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Patriots draft Garoppolo, Ryan Mallett about to be traded to the Texans?


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The biggest rumor floating around the NFL Draft was this one: “the New England Patriots are trading Ryan Mallet to the Houston Texans.” This rumor never included any specific stated return for the Patriots, but since the Texans took Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick, it has been widely believed that they would attempt to trade for a starting-level QB.

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Patriots draft Easley; what he does he bring to New England’s table?


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The Dominique Easley era has officially begun in Foxboro after Thursday night’s NFL Draft first round saw the Patriots draft Easley, a 6’2″, 288 pound defensive lineman, with the 29th overall pick.

Injuries to Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly decimated the Patriots’ interior line last season, and Easley is expected to step right in and play- especially with Wilfork coming back from Achilles surgery.

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