Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 26-32 End Of The First Round

26. Baltimore Ravens- Breshad Perriman, WR

The Ravens will be looking for an offensive weapon with one of their first couple of draft picks. The receiver position needs help; Torrey Smith has signed elsewhere, while Steve Smith turns 36 in May so he won't be around for long.

27. Dallas Cowboys- Jalen Collins, CB

The Cowboys desperately are in need for a new cornerback. Morris Claiborne has been a huge disappointment, while Brandon Carr is extremely overpaid. Dallas could target a potential upgrade at the end of the first round.

28. Denver Broncos- Cameron Erving, OT/G/C

Peyton Manning was playing on one leg to close out the season. His pass protection wasn't very good, and now it's worse because of Orlando Franklin's departure. The Broncos would be smart to make this adjustment so that Peyton Manning isn't banged around very much this upcoming season.

29. Indianapolis Colts- Landon Collins, S

The Colts don't exactly have the leagues best safety corps, as Dwight Lowery is just a disaster, while Mike Adams recently turned 34. They can certainly do better on the back end of their defense. Landon Collins, once projected to go top 10, might be a steal here.

30. Green Bay Packers- Eric Kendricks, ILB

The Packers will be extremely fortunate if Eric Kendricks drops to them at number thirty. Kendricks, the top inside linebacker in this draft class by a wide margin, would fill a huge need as he would allow Clay Matthews to play on the edge in 2015. Kendricks could be chosen by the Chiefs, Browns, Cardinals, Cowboys, Broncos and Colts. The Packers might have to trade up to address it's biggest hole.

31. New Orleans Saints- Phillip Dorsett, WR

Tony Pauline reported that Sean Payton was overheard gushing about Phillip Dorsett, remarking how well the Miami receiver would fit into their offense. I wouldn't even be surprised if he's chosen in the top 20.

32. New England Patriots- Eddie Goldman, DT

A receiver like Devin Smith is still in play for the Patriots, but they may have a tough time passing on a defensive tackle as talented as Eddie Goldman dropping to them at number 32. Considering Vince Wilfork's departure, and the fact that New England has other players at this position set to hit free agency next spring, Goldman makes a ton of sense if he's available.

Signing Off....



2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 21-25

21. Cincinnati Bengals- Dorial Green-Beckham, WR

The Bengals don't always draft players with character issues; in fact, they haven't done that recently. However, they haven't hesitated to take troubled players in the past, and given that they're not capable of getting out of the first round, maybe they'll take a chance on Dorial Green-Beckham. Beckham would be a terrific number two target for Andy Dalton, and he would also draw attention away from A.J. Green.

22. Pittsburgh Steelers- Randy Gregory, DE/OLB

It always seems like a talented prospect falls to the Steelers every April, and that could be Randy Gregory this year. Pittsburgh is usually hesitant to select a conversion player in the first round but Gregory is too talented for the Steelers front office not to consider him. He would also fill a huge need as a edge rusher, as the Steelers definitely need to improve on their ability to get to the quarterback.

23. Detroit Lions- Melvin Gordon, RB  

Reggie Bush was released earlier in the offseason, so the Lions need to find someone to split the load with Joique Bell. Detroit's front office likes picking the top player available, and Melvin Gordon is that guy.

24. Arizona Cardinals, Malcom Brown, DE/DT

The Cardinals have lost a number of talented defensive players over the last couple of years. One is Darnell Dockett, who signed with the rival 49ers. Arizona has brought in Cory Redding, but the former Colt is 34. 

25. Carolina Panthers- Shaq Thompson, LB/S

Shaq Thompson told the media that he has gotten the most interest from the Panthers. That could mean nothing or that could mean everything. Carolina ' biggest needs are at receiver and at tackle but they could select the top prospect on the board to fill a lesser hole. The Panthers definitely need to find a third linebacker or a strong safety and they also need some backup plan for Thomas Davis, a 32 year old heading into his contract year.

Signing Off.....



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 16-20

16. Houston Texans- Todd Gurley, RB

You're probably wondering that out of all the teams in the NFL, why would the Texans, who have Arian Foster select Todd Gurley? Well, Todd Gurely would be too good for the Texans to pass up on, at number sixteen. The Texans don't have a quarterback, and it does not look like they are going to be able to get one this offseason. Brian Hoyer does not really count so they better make sure they can run the ball. Foster gets too many injuries and is unreliable. 

17. San Diego Chargers- Ereck Flowers, OT

I'd say San Diego's number one priority is protecting Phillip Rivers, but there has been some rumors that the front office could trade Rivers if they can somehow trade up for Marcus Mariota. That could happen and if it does, the Chargers top priority would be finding decent blocking for Mariota or Rivers. Offensive tackle is definitely in play at number seventeen and the Ereck Flowers selection would mean that King Dunlap or D.J Fluker would move inside.

18. Kansas City Chiefs, La'el Collins, G/OT 

The Chiefs had pass protection issues this past season. Only six teams surrendered more sacks and I doubt Andy Reid will pass on an offensive lineman in the first couple of rounds. Reid loves drafting lineman, and he's drafting La'el Collins who could easily go as high as number ten.

19. Cleveland Browns- D.J. Humphries, OT/G

The Browns have expressed the fact that they want to improve their offensive and defensive lines. This would be a great selection. The front office wanted to upgrade Mitchell Schwartz last year, with plans to move him inside. 

20. Philadelphia Eagles, Byron Jones, CB

The Eagles are obviously looking for a new cornerback to help their secondary. They signed Byron Maxwell, but they still need one more upgrade at this position. The most athletic player in the draft in the entire 2015 NFL Draft, Byron Jones will obviously interest the Eagles, who would love to select a cornerback like him. And yes, Jones could go this early. He showed lots of athleticism in the NFL Scouting Combine.

Signing Off....



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 11-15

11. Minnesota Vikings- DeVante Parker, WR 

The Vikings recently traded for Mike Wallace, but if they had watched him abandon his teammates, they would know that they will need a backup plan. Note that Adrian Peterson's agent tweeted a hint about the Vikings drafting DeVante Parker.

12. Cleveland Browns- Danny Shelton, NT

Phil Taylor, who has struggled early, missed the second half of the year with a knee injury. He has been a huge disappointment. The same goes for Ahtyba Rubin, who is gone. Danny Shelton would have been in my top five but I couldn't find a good fit for him. I was thinking he might be a good fit for Chicago but Kevin White seems like a better prospect.

13. New Orleans Saints- Shane Ray, DE/OLB

The Saints need to draft the best defensive player available. In this mock draft, that would be Shane Ray. Shane Ray would be a big upgrade at outside linebacker. You would probably expect Ray to go higher. Ray has been an overrated prospect but this seems like the right range for him.

14. Miami Dolphins- Trae Waynes, CB

The Dolphins cut Cortland Finnegan who was a big asset to them last year. Now, they don't really have anyone outside of Brent Grimes besides the players who they drafted in 2013 (Will Davis and Jamal Taylor) who haven't even developed. Brent Grimes is turning 32 in July and the Dolphins will need to replace him.

15. San Francisco 49ers- Kevin Johnson, CB

The 49ers lost two starting cornerbacks in this offseason, Chris Culliver and Parrish Cox. The 49ers need to address this early in the 2015 NFL draft, otherwise someone like Shareece Wright will have to start for San Francisco, and that would be disastrous.

Signing Off....


Monday, April 27, 2015

2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 6-10

6. New York Jets- Dante Fowler, DE/OLB

Since I mocked Vic Beasley to go to the Redskins and Leonard Williams to go to the Jaguars, Dante Fowler is the most realistic guy to mock at number six. 

7. Chicago Bears- Kevin White, WR

Since Brandon Marshall was traded to the Jets, Jay Cutler needs another target besides Alshon Jeffery. Kevin White, who did amazing in the combine is a big target just like Brandon Marshall was. 

8. Atlanta Falcons- Alvin Dupree, DE/OLB

Some might be surprised by Alvin Dupree over Randy Gregory or Shane Ray. I didn't mock Randy Gregory to Atlanta because of how bad he did in the NFL Combine and also because of his off the field issues. I didn't mock Shane Ray to Atlanta because of the fact that he does not fit in with the Falcons defense.

9. New York Giants- Brandon Scherff, OT/G

Brandon Scherff would make a lot of sense. The Giants have had trouble protecting Eli Manning the past few seasons. Brandon Scherff would be a massive upgrade. 

10. Saint Louis Rams- Ereck Flowers, OT

The Rams still have some problems on their offensive line. Jake Long's health was a serious concern so the Rams front office had to release him. Also Joseph Barksdale is a free agent. Ereck Flowers would be a piece of the puzzle for the Rams offensive line position.

Signing Off.....



Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Fight Of The Century

How can I not blog about the biggest event of the year! 
The undefeated 5 division world champion Floyd Mayweather is facing the 8 division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
 The tickets were sold out in only 60 seconds
This is the highest grossing fight ever. They broke so many records involving money. I think that Mayweather is going to win the fight. I think that Mayweather is going to win because he's faced different kinds of fighters and has never lost. He's faced heavy punchers, boxer punchers, and he's also faced unconventional fighters. The last reason I think Mayweather will win is because he's fighting for his legacy. He's going to fight extra hard because he wants to be known as the only undefeated boxer in the history of boxing. 

Who do you guys think will win?

Signing Off......


2015 NFL Mock Draft Picks 1-5

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Jameis Winston, QB

There has been rumors about Marcus Mariota going number one but those chances are not very high. Tampa Bay's front office and coaching staff prefers Winston over Mariota. I wouldn't count on a trade happening any time soon for the Bucs draft pick.

2. Tennesse Titans- Marcus Mariota, QB

The NFL scouts at the combine were extremely impressed with Marcus Mariota. The Titans have met Mariota and have gotten to know him better. That being said, it would be no surprise if the Titans pick Mariota with their second overall pick.

3. Jacksonville Jaguars- Leonard Williams, DE/DT

A lot of other mock drafts have Leonard Williams as the best player in the draft. A lot of teams have a problem with his ability to convert on third downs. If the Jaguars are interested enough, Williams may be the third overall pick in this year's draft. 

4. Oakland Raiders- Amari Cooper, WR

The Raiders are looking for a receiver to serve as a main target for Derrick Carr. Amari Cooper is a great route runner and he's fast. I don't feel that Kevin White is the right guy for the Raiders. 

5. Washington Redskins- Vic Beasley, DE/OLB 

I would have had the Redskins picking Danny Shelton, but then they signed Terrance Knighton. So, it makes sense that they pick the top player available and a player that also makes sense for the Redskins to pick.

Signing Off.....



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Predicting The 2014-15 NBA Season Award Winners

Most Valuable Player: Stephan Curry

Stephan Curry is my MVP. Curry is 3rd in PER, 1st in win shares, and 1st in plus-minus. He made his teammates better, made defenders fall over, and made himself into a better defender. He led the league's number 2 offense in scoring. The Warriors led the league in assists, and he led the Warriors in assists. He helped the Warriors get the best record in "clutch" games (22-8). There's no question that Curry is the MVP. 

Defensive Player Of The Year: Draymond Green

If Kawhi Leonard didn't miss 19 games, the award would have been his. Leonard's injury opened the door for Green. Draymond Green can bang in the post or defend guards in the perimeter using his long arms to get steals for the NBA's top rated defense. Think about this: Green is a 11.7 point per game scorer who because of his defense, is in line to get a near max contract.

Most Improved Player Of The Year: Jimmy Butler

A second half injury ended the early season MVP talk, but Butler still remains the runaway winner here. Butler improved on his scoring and playmaking this year. He's also a elite defender. Some people would argue that Rudy Gobert has become a elite defender but remember that before Butler's injury, he had been a major force on defense. 

6th Man Of The Year: Isaiah Thomas

What a bad year it has been for Isaiah Thomas who entered free agency last year with one wish, to finally become a starting point guard. Then he signed with the Suns, who already had two starting point guards, and was traded at the deadline to the Celtics, who were developing rookie floor general Marcus Smart. But Thomas emerged as Boston's best offensive option by averaging more then 19 points and 5 assists.

Rookie Of The Year: Andrew Wiggins

High profile rookies Jabari Parker, Joel Embid, Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon, and Doug McDermott all got stuck dealing with injuries. The Rookie Of The Year contenders came down to Andrew Wiggins, 2014's number 1 draft pick, a 2011 first round draft pick in Nikola Mirotic and a 2013 lottery pick in Nerlens Noel. Wiggins averaged more points and more minutes out of all of them. It's no question that Wiggins will win the Rookie Of The Year award.

Coach Of The Year: Steve Kerr

This rookie coach has empowered his stars like Phil Jackson, educated his bench like Gregg Popovich and pushed the pace like Mike D Antoni. The end result was that the Warriors had one of their best seasons in franchise history, they proved that they are elite on both sides of the ball, and made it into the playoffs as fan favorites unlike last year when they didn't even make it past the first round. 
Signing Off......


Friday, April 24, 2015

My Perspective Of The Eagles Signing Of Tim Tebow

 I believe that Tim Tebow has a shot in making the Eagles roster. I think he has a shot because of the health concerns of Sam Bradford and the fact that we don’t have that much faith in Mark Sanchez’ mental toughness when it counts. Mat Barkley just isn’t good enough. I believe that if any coach in the NFL can utilize Tim Tebow’ strengths, Chip Kelly can. Chip Kelly refuses to think like an NFL coach, he still thinks like a college coach and he still runs a college read offense. Over the last 2 years, Chip Kelly and the Eagles ran the read option 514 times. Tim Tebow ran the read option extremely well with the Broncos. Tim Tebow took a 1-4 team and turned into the NFL’s leading rushing attack and most of it was done with the read option. He’s a good decision maker and he’s a good ball handler. I think that if Tim Tebow can make the routine throws, he’ll be very good for Chip Kelly because the biggest flaw I see in Tebow is his passing. One guy that I think is going to help Tim Tebow is Riley Cooper. The reason I think that is because of the fact that Tebow and Cooper were roommates in the University of Florida and also at the University of Florida, Tebow threw 9 touchdowns to Riley Cooper. What do you guys think about the Eagles signing of Tim Tebow?

Signing Out…..