Why Notre Dame QB Ian Book Fits in with the New Orleans Saints

In his media opps with the Notre Dame media heading into the NFL Draft, quarterback Ian Book often spoke of his height, and how that was holding his draft stock down.

“Not many people thought he’d get picked in the fourth round,” said Book’s college coach, Brian Kelly, on media Zoom this morning. “Now he’s got a chance to compete for a starting position.” Book was drafted by the New Orleans Saints with the 28th pick of the fourth round (133rd overall).

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L.A. Chargers-Northwestern Connections Detailed by Pat Fitzgerald

On night one of the NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers selected Rashawn Slater, OT, Northwestern with the 13th pick. He now joins DE Joe Gaziano and RB Justin Jackson as former Wildcats who are now Chargers.

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald knows Chargers GM Tom Tellesco and LAC head coach Brandon Staley well, and Cody Cejda, a former Northwestern director of football operations and strategy, left to serve in a special assistant to the head coach role in L.A. Analytics are part of the role that Cedja has with the organization.

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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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Notre Dame to Chargers Pipeline Could Continue in NFL Draft

The Los Angeles (it’s still difficult to not call them San Diego) Chargers are beloved by some neutrals and even non-football fans due to their powder blue and yellow color scheme. Many will tell you that their uniforms are the best in the league. They do have a dark navy blue offering, which is somewhat reminiscent of Notre Dame.

Just turn that yellow a bit closer to gold and you’ve got it, and by it I mean “Notre Dame Southwest.” The 2020 roster had four former Fighting Irish players on the roster: Donte Vaughn Alohi Gilman, Drue Tranquill and Jerry Tillery.

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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 BetQL’s National Football League 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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2022 NFL Mock Draft Version 1.0

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Welcome to our very first 2022 NFL mock draft! For our latest 2021 NFL mock go here. Team needs were sometimes, but mostly not taken into account here. Our projections for the 2021 Draft were rarely, but most often not taken into account. The order is of course based on how we feel the NFL will play itself out in 2021.

Here is the link to a list of 70 of the worst NFL Draft cliches, buzzwords and other pointless word salad.

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71 of the Worst NFL Draft Cliches, Buzzwords, and Assorted Word Salad

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By this week, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-gook well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it:

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage than anyone. If I sat down and watched Gruden’s “QB Camp” show again, this list would be four times as long.

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New Trevor Lawrence Cryptocurrency Deal Will be a Trendsetter

The NFL draft begins this week (Thu-Sat), and we know one thing for sure- the Jacksonville Jaguars will get it started by selecting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first pick. We don’t know what is going to happen regarding the financial markets in 2021, but we certainly know that cryptocurrency is going to play a major role.

Today brought the news that Lawrence has signed an endorsement deal with Blockfolio, a global cryptocurrency investment app.

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Three Teams Who Really Need a Good 2021 NFL Draft: Jaguars, Jets, 49ers

With the NFL Draft imminent, the sporting world’s attention now turns towards who will be selected, where and what impact they could have in the league.

After an abysmal season with just one win, the Jacksonville Jaguars have the first overall pick in this year’s draft, followed by the New York Jets at #2.

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Odds Favor Detroit Lions Selecting a WR or QB at Pick #7 in NFL Draft

Quoting one of the most popular songs about Detroit in recent history: “you only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow, this opportunity comes once in a lifetime.” That iconic line from the refrain of Eminem’s timeless classic “Lose Yourself” applies to everyone involved in the high stakes poker that is the annual NFL Draft.

The Detroit Lions, coming off another dreadful season with a 5-11 record, pick seventh overall, when they’re on the board a week from Thursday night. They have to get this pick right, and the sports books believe they’ll go with either a quarterback or a wide receiver.

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Five of the Best NFL Rookies so far this Season

The NFL season is still young, but already fans and self-appointed “experts” alike have identified the players and trends which they believe will dictate the season. As with most sports, football has been rocked to its core by the Covid-19 pandemic, with spectators locked out of games, and frequent disruption due to positive cases altering schedules.   [Read more…]

Top Three NFL Rookies on Defense Thus Far in 2020

  • While most of the top NFL rookies have been on the offensive side of the ball, a few defensive rookies have managed to stand out.
  • Tampa Bay safety Antoine Winfield Jr. earned Rookie Defensive Player of the Month honors in September.
  • Cleveland’s Jordan Elliott has come out of nowhere to make an immediate impact.
  • As expected, second overall pick Chase Young has made his presence known early in his NFL career.

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