2020 NFL Mock Draft 3-31-20

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The NFL Draft, in a highly altered and very much scaled down form, might be the only sporting event that survives the next couple months. If they can pull it off, and it is very much doable, you could see the MLB, NBA and NHL follow suit. It won’t be actual sports, but hey, it will be something close.

Just this morning, the National Football League announced that the draft will go on, on the planned date, but all fan events are cancelled. So for now, it’s on, but who knows what could change between now and the end of April.  Personally, I think it would be really cool if they went all retro/back to their roots- just a bunch of old dudes in a conference center ball room picking names off of a board.

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Tom Brady Move to Bucs a Hot Topic Among Manchester United Fans

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Yesterday was yet another day in these surreal and insane times in which we live, and any time we see a top trending term on Twitter that’s not related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a blessing. That is perhaps the most re-assuring thing about seeing Tom Brady as the top trend on the micro-blogging platform on Tuesday, because hey, it wasn’t coronavirus.

We have no sports, anywhere, for the foreseeable future, and thus, NFL free agency is bigger and more interesting than ever. Tom Brady, 42, officially left the New England Patriots and multiple reports indicate he’ll sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for about $30 million.

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NFL Draft: a Sporting Event Built to Survive Lockdown

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The NFL Draft, in a highly altered and very much scaled down form, might be the only sporting event that survives the next couple months. If they can pull it off, and it is very much doable, you could see the MLB, NBA and NHL follow suit. It won’t be actual sports, but hey, it will be something close. And it will give you some sports to bet on too, as NFL betting sites have already been taking action on who the first overall pick would be for quite some time already.

On Monday morning, the National Football League announced that the draft will go on, on the planned date, but all fan events are cancelled. So for now, it’s on, but who knows what could change between now and the end of April. Personally, I think it would be really cool if they went all retro/back to their roots- just a bunch of old dudes in a conference center ball room picking names off of a board.

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Super Bowl Champ Martellus Bennett Very Busy in Retirement

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Former Chicago Bears and New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett is was and always has been a multi-layered individual. Before, during and after his pro football career, Martysaurus Rex had been a Renaissance man; interested in many things.

He’s in to drawing, illustrating, fighting for social justice and he’s being doing some promotions too. Bennett was recently at a tailgate in College Station, TX (his alma mater is Texas A&M) working with a beer company on a promotion involving picking who will make the College Football Playoff rankings.

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Exclusive: Former Eagles, Packers QB Ty Detmer on 2019 NFL Contenders

In 14 NFL seasons, with six different teams, Ty Detmer played in 54 games (with 25 starts), totaling 6,351 yards passing, 34 touchdowns and 35 interceptions; good for a passer rating of 74.1. The former Heisman Trophy winner and BYU offensive coordinator was one of the instructors at the first ever Pacific Pro Scrimmage, an invitation-only camp for free agent players.

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Looking to Relocate NFL Team in London

This past weekend saw Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London host the English Premier League and the American National Football League on the same weekend. The $1.25 billion stadium, which opened last spring, after several delays, was worth the wait. It’s world-class, and their next goal is to host the Premiership and the NFL on the same day.

If they can make that short term objective work, the over-arching long term objective is to get a NFL team relocated to London; as has been part of the vision since the beginning of the project. and it would make a great for home for some NFL team, but who?

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Four New Career Choices Antonio Brown could Try

Antonio Brown, the seven-time Pro Bowl participant, has been released by the New England Patriots after just one game played by the 31-year-old. The wide receiver, who has had a variety of off-field problems over the years, has been released from his contract with the Super Bowl champions with immediate effect.

And Brown himself has come out on Twitter and claimed he ‘will not be playing in the NFL anymore’, questioning the legality of the Patriots’ decision to end his employment.

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Ty Detmer on His New Football Camp, Heisman Trophy Front Runners (Exclusive)

Former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time All-America BYU quarterback Ty Detmer has a new gig. He’ll be one of the instructors at the first ever Pacific Pro Scrimmage, an invitation-only camp for free agent players that takes place Sept. 25-27 at Whittier College (where former President Richard Nixon played football by the way).

The camp is a joint venture of Pacific Pro Football and Austin Media Group’s sports division (American National Combines), and it will be led by prominent football men, including former San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst.

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2020 NFL Mock Draft 9-18-19

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We have 2020 vision, NFL Draft style, right here, right now. It’s our fourth 2020 NFL mock draft update, and the order was based on a combination of NFL.com’s power rankings plus how we see the teams finishing the season out. Team needs were sometimes, but not often taken into account, as it’s just way too early to factor in. Obviously this will be modified many times between now and 2020 NFL Draft day.

So I implore you to really not take this very seriously, and just have fun with it. Please refrain from pointless hostility and needless acrimony in the comments section. Don’t be that guy. You have too much to do in your life than to waste it on trivial online conflict like that. Enjoy!

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Blockbuster 2020 Sporting Events Beyond the Tokyo Summer Olympics

 

We’re about three-quarters of the way through the calendar year 2019, so it’s time to have some 2020 vision. Looking ahead at the 2020 sporting calendar, obviously the biggest blockbuster is the next summer olympiad, this time in Tokyo, Japan.

And we’ll cover the summer games in a bit, but before July 24, 2020 (the day the olympics begin, ending on August 9) arrives, we have quite a few brand name, big events to discuss, so let’s dive right in.

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NFL Season Preview: Favorite, Under the Radar, Dark Horse Team to Watch

By Alex Donohue, Sports Betting Expert for Bet-NJ.com and Bet-PA.com

With training camps getting underway this week, 32 teams begin the seven-month marathon to be the last one standing in February. Free agent signings, trades, and new hires have shaken up the league and potential outcomes for the season ahead, while offering fans renewed optimism.

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Kellen Winslow Jr. Watched Porn in Meetings, Masturbated in Front of Teammates

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Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will certainly no longer be remembered by football fans for what he did on the football field during his nine year professional career.

Instead the former member of the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (who also had brief stops with the Jets, Seahawks and Patriots) is more likely to be remembered as a “compulsive masturbator and pornography enthusiast.”

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