2022 NFL Mock Draft 10-13-21

Welcome to our second 2022 NFL mock draft! For our last 2021 NFL mock go here. Team needs were sometimes, but mostly not taken into account here. The order is taken from Tankathon. Also, here is the link to a list of 70 of the worst NFL Draft cliches, buzzwords and other pointless word salad.

Far as we know, we’re the only mom and pop shop, small business style site on the whole world wide web that does a mock draft for all four major American sports. Here are the links to the latest mocks for the NBA, MLB and NHL.

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2021 NFL Week 5 Preview: Chicago Bears at Las Vegas Raiders

The Chicago Bears won both home games so far this 2021 season, but they’ll look to claim their first road victory of the young campaign in their Week 5 visit to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Allegiant Stadium will host the Bears for the very first time as Chicago hopes to even their all-time record against the Raiders, having won seven of their 15 meetings to date.

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Chicago Bears to Arlington Heights: Good, Bad, Ugly

You’ve heard the news by now- the Chicago Bears have signed the purchase agreement for the Arlington International Racecourse property in suburban Arlington Heights, Illinois. While it’s not set in stone yet that the Bears will move out of Soldier Field, it is looking very likely right now. 

However, this could also be just a negotiating tactic, one that’s very common in American sports. Hold your host city hostage to your demands by telling them you’re ready to move to another one. It’s not a done deal that the Bears will

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Justin Fields Should Have Been Chicago Bears QB1 on Day 1

As much as Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy was determined to hold his team back this season, he hand was finally forced with an injury to QB1 Andy Dalton in the 20-17 win over the Bengals last week. While Dalton seemed to be finding his feet well and was having a decent game, it wasn’t until Josh Fields came on that Bears fans at Soldier Field suddenly woke up and finally got excited.

The first round pick out of Ohio State ended the game with a 46.2% completion rate, and despite showing some flashes of brilliance, was sacked twice to go along with a fumble, which he recovered. [Read more…]

Brandon Lloyd Gives Blunt Take on Recent Illini Coaches (EXCLUSIVE)

Brandon Lloyd provided high praise of Illinois Fighting Illini Coach Bret Bielema, describing who he is and what he can do. During our exclusive conversation, Lloyd said Bielema is the first Illini football coach to bring these attributes to the table since Ron Turner, who was his coach at Illinois.

Which implicitly says that, well, Ron Zook, Tim Beckman, Bill Cubit and Lovie Smith simply didn’t have these attributes. We caught up to Brandon Lloyd at halftime of the Illini season opening win over Nebraska. The second leading receiver in Illinois football history was on hand as part of the 20th anniversary reunion and celebration of the 2001 Big Ten title team.

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Don’t Give Jay Cutler, Brett Favre Platforms on COVID Issues

Examples number 9,234,678 and 9,234,679 on why we shouldn’t look to professional athletes for guidance on serious social issues- Jay Cutler and Brett Favre. The former was in the news yesterday for his losing an endorsement over his anti-mask stance, and his potential run for a school board presidency in his home state of Tennessee.

The latter is a top trending term on the internet right now due to his appearing on CNN to talk about the risks of CTE in playing football, and how that puts weight on the decision to when kids should be allowed to play.

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New Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields Excites Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald

The Chicago Bears did exactly what they had to this NFL Draft weekend- they went out and got a real quarterback. Andy Dalton and Nick Foles simply won’t cut it. Bears GM Ryan Pace and Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy know that, just as they know that this draft and this season is their final chance to get it right.

The draft board fall of Justin Fields is just like the purpose/advantage of cryptocurrency- there is no discernible explanation or reason. The reasons given for why Fields slid down the draft don’t come close to making any sense, but when he did, the Bears made their move to get him.

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2021 NFL Mock Draft 4-29-21 Final Edition

Welcome to our latest of our 2021 NFL mock draft! You can get ready for the NFL draft this weekend (Thu-Sat) with the latest NFL betting odds.

They’ll come in handy this NFL season too. The 2021 NFL talking season begins now, starting Thursday night, and you’ll need to do your due diligence, so that you can have all the vital stats and information.

Far as we know, we’re the only independently owned, mom and pop shop website that produces a mock draft for all four major American sports. For our latest MLB mock draft go here, the latest NBA mock is linked here and the NHL can be found here.

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Kyle Long Sees a Major Shift in Athletes Realizing, Utilizing their Platforms

Former Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long made an easy, natural transition into broadcasting as his colorful, unique personality was already often on display during his playing days.

Long, an Analyst for CBS Sports, is very rare in this regard. Typically, we see and hear professional athletes being vanilla and corporate, whenever they speak to the media. Then, after retirement and a transition into broadcasting, all of a sudden this new human being, with a much more interesting persona, emerges.

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Kyle Long Sees Mitch Trubisky Leaving, Not Optimistic About Bears Signing Deshaun Watson

Chicago Bears legend Kyle Long, who now works as an analyst for CBS Sports Network, did a media opportunity today for Super Bowl LV, and during the session he gave his take on what he thinks his former team will do at the quarterback position. Once again he pointed out how the Bears didn’t even bother scouting Deshaun Watson at all ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Long didn’t sound optimistic about Watson finally landing with the Bears this offseason, and he thinks it will be Nick Foles’ team. The former OL also said he thinks Mitch Trubisky will be heading out, and he provided a potential destination for the much maligned signal caller.

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NFL Playoffs First Round: Three Main Storylines to Watch

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The Philadelphia Eagles tanking it, in full view of a national audience on Sunday Night Football was the lead story in the National Football League this week. While this was a story that dominated all the sports news website homepages, it’s destined to fade by the end of the weekend.

Why? Well, the NFL Playoffs will be here before you know it, and with it the focus will now shift to the one-and-done tournament that is the football postseason. Here are five storylines to keep an eye on this weekend, the very first with an expanded postseason format.

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Lovie Smith Illini Era Over: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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At his very first Illini Football Media Day in 2016, Lovie Smith roasted me, in a playful fashion, in front of the entire room. He asked all the media present if I have any friends, as he responded to my question about his relationship with his good friend Charles “Peanut” Tillman and his recent visit with the team.

Tillman, like Lovie Smith, is a man of great integrity and he deserves to be the face of the Chicago Bears franchise, as he’s the best defensive back they’ve ever had. The short answer to Smith’s question is yes, on this planet, there are people who would in fact refer to me as their “friend.”

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