2020 NFL Mock Draft 4-23-19

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We have 2020 vision, NFL Draft style, for the first time, right here, right now. It’s our first ever 2020 NFL mock draft, and the order, for now was simply replicated from 2019. Team needs, nor the 2019 NFL mock draft (which you can view over at this link), were taken into account.

As we have a whole draft, and two rounds of free agency to go through, it’s just too early to factor in team needs. Obviously this will be modified and reworked hundreds, if not thousands of times between now and 2020 NFL Draft day. Enjoy!

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2019 NFL Mock Draft 4-23-19

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It’s 2019 NFL mock draft update time! It’s our second update since the NFL Draft night invitees list was announced. It’s all starting to fit into place now with the Scouting Combine, free agency, pro days all behind us. We made a few more more changes this week, and the big night in Nashville will soon be upon us.

(Also, here is our very first 2020 NFL mock draft over at this link) Have issues with the picks? Of course you do. Many often bones to pick, so have at it in the comments section.

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Northwestern Football: Your 2019 NFL Draft Guide

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We’re now exactly one week out from the NFL Draft (our full mock draft is available at this link), but if you’re a Northwestern football fan, you don’t really need to pay attention until the final day. That’s because none of the Wildcats pro prospects are expected to be taken until rounds 4-7 (a week from Saturday) at the earliest.

The three 2019 Scouting Combine participants who represented the Northwestern football program- quarterback Clayton Thorson, cornerback Montre Hartage and linebacker Nate Hall are not projected to be taken on Thursday (round one) or Friday (rounds two and three). We do however, have linebacker Paddy Fisher in the first round of our 2020 mock draft. 

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Bears legend Gale Sayers bitter? You Bet

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(Editor’s note: Our condolences to the friends and family of Chet Coppock, on this the most difficult of days. Coppock passed away in a car crash in Georgia yesterday at the age of 70. RIP. To honor his memory, we re-post this guest blog he contributed to our site in 2014)

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Chicago Bears-Oakland Raiders to be First Tottenham Hotspur Stadium NFL Game

It took a long time and several delays but the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finally opened this month. Those who have been there say that the White Hart Lane venue has been well worth the wait. The next Tottenham Hotspur Stadium first will be a NFL game, and it will happen when the Chicago Bears face the Oakland Raiders on October 6; in week five of the season.

Then, in week six, we’ll see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Carolina Panthers at the brand new state of the art facility on October 13. These announcements were made by the National Football League ahead of the official schedule release later tonight.

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Dexter Williams: Notre Dame Running Back Seems Destined for Day 3 of NFL Draft

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No matter what you think of Notre Dame running back Dexter Williams as a NFL Draft prospect, you have to admit he has a very strong work ethic.

At Notre Dame Pro Day on Wednesday, you could hear it in his loud grunting during the drills, and you could feel it in the way his grunts echoed throughout the Loftus Sports Complex. In front of 48 total NFL personnel, representing all 32 teams Williams put in a monumental effort.

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Miles Boykin: Notre Dame WR Could Still Go Round 2 of the NFL Draft

It remains to be seen whether Notre Dame wide receiver Miles Boykin will be a day two or day three guy in the upcoming NFL Draft, but the second round is a definite possibility for him. It may also be his ceiling, given how deep and talented the wide receiver class is this time around. 

Having emphatically answered the number one question NFL teams had about him, his speed and ability to separate, there seems to be a strong, perhaps bordering on certain, sentiment that he’ll go within the first four rounds. Wednesday was Notre Dame Pro Day, and Miles Boykin caught passes from from former Fighting Irish QB and current Quarterbacks Coach Tommy Rees:

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Julian Love Improves 40 Time, Augments NFL Draft Stock at Notre Dame Pro Day

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When it comes to the NFL Draft stock of Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love, his body of work on the field speaks for itself. The Jim Thorpe award finalist was, many would argue, the best cover corner in college football this past season. 

You can see that in just how much the trajectory of the Cotton Bowl semifinal against Clemson changed when he left the game due to injury. 

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Notre Dame DT Jerry Tillery: NFL Draft Stock Not Affected by Injury, Surgery

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All 32 NFL teams were represented at Notre Dame Pro Day yesterday with interior defensive lineman Jerry Tillery not able to physically participate in drills as he continued his recovery from surgery to repair the torn labrum he suffered early this season.

Once Notre Dame Pro Day activities were completed, Tillery met with the media where he made it clear that he’s “feeling amazing” two weeks after the procedure, and that his shoulder status is currently “outstanding.” During the week heading into the NFL Scouting Combine it was revealed that Tillery suffered the tear back in September, in a home win over Stanford.

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Should Athletes Be Allowed to Protest?

By Frankie Wallace

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In February, eight basketball players from the University of Mississippi knelt during the national anthem in order to protest two confederate sympathizer groups who had gathered on their college campus. The hate groups’ rallies were formed in support of a sculpture of a confederate soldier on the school’s campus. Regardless, the Ole Miss players’ silent protest stirred up some controversy around the sports media world.

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America’s Biggest Game Making Waves in the UK

By Sean Clark

With the Super Bowl 53 final score now in the books and the New England Patriots champions yet again, America looks ahead to another offseason. While the Super Bowl is a mainstay in American culture, it isn’t the case elsewhere in the world. Times are changing though, and American football is gaining traction expansion happening at both the NFL and at the youth level.

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Josh Kroenke Believes Unai Emery Can Lead Arsenal to Euro “Super Bowl”

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Two huge football games are taking place today, thousands of miles apart, but with one major commonality- Kroenke family ownership. Both Arsenal football club, who play at Manchester City in the Premier League’s biggest match this weekend and the Los Angeles Rams, who face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, are financial holdings within the Kroenke business empire.

It’s going to be a big day for the Kroenkes, in both English football and American football. Arsenal director Josh Kroenke, son of club owner Stan Kroenke, said in an interview with the Telegraph that he sees similarities between Rams coach Sean McVay and Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

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