2016 (Final) NFL Mock Draft

By: David Parks
Twitter: @_Parksie

Before we get into the last mock for the 2016 class – a look back at how things were before LA and Philadelphia lost their minds. [Read more…]

2016 NFL Mock Draft

By: David Parks
Twitter: @_Parksie

We’re down to a mere 17 days left until the 2016 NFL Draft. By now, most front offices have zeroed in on a handful of players they want to target. Others are still weighing their options, specifically trades.

I don’t bother trying to project trades, but it’s safe to say several will happen. Last year’s first round featured four moves, the most notable being San Diego trading up two spots with San Francisco to nab Melvin Gordon. Last year was odd however, in that it marked the first year since 2010 that no trades took place in the top ten. [Read more…]

Mocking the NFL Draft: Second & Third Rounds

By Matt Rogers
PSDC Fantasy Sports Guru

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I plan to review the second and third round as if I were totally correct in the first round, there have been no trades and teams are going to draft the best players available to address their needs. Hey, I am the Fantasy Sports guy. Clearly, nobody is hiring me to run a real team. Feel free to trust Mel Kiper or John Clayton over me. This is my world, or at least my thoughts on how the draft could go. I promise much more accuracy when I start recapping this thing and telling you who ended up in positive situations for your fantasy football line ups.

With that said, here we go, starting with the Tennessee Titans.

33. Tennessee Titans (Top needs: CB, RT, DL, S, QB)

Byron Jones – CB

I’m assuming they drafted Leonard Williams and use this pick to improve the secondary. Some mocks have Jones going in the first round. So this will end up being a nice grab for the Titans. [Read more…]

Mocking the NFL Draft: First Round (17-32)

By Matt Rogers
PSDC Fantasy Sports Guru

Picks 1 thru 16

Here you go…

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17. San Diego Chargers: Todd Gurley – RB

This is another draft pick with a lot of trade rumors swirling. I don’t by the idea of the Chargers moving Phillip Rivers to take a shot on Mariota. I’m of the opinion Rivers will play out his contract. The Chargers let Ryan Mathews go to Philly. Journeymen Donald Brown and Danny Woodhead only combined for 100 carries last year. Rookie Brandon Oliver led the team with 582 rush yards but only averaged 3.6 yards per carry. That all adds up to the Chargers having no legit No. 1 RB. Gurley’s stock may be even higher at this point if it weren’t for his college injuries. If he can avoid injuries as a pro, this will be a good pick for the Chargers.

Other Options: Melvin Gordon is the other possible first round RB in this draft and could be the Chargers target if they don’t feel Gurley can stay healthy. [Read more…]

Mocking the NFL Draft: First Round (1-16)

By Matt Rogers
PSDC Fantasy Sports Guru

The NCAA Tournament has concluded and MLB has launched its 162-game marathon. So naturally, I wanted to take a little time to discuss the NFL. In a sport with no real offseason, there is always something going on. Football fanatics everywhere are currently scouring the internet for news of their favorite prospect, outcomes of various pro days and the latest mock drafts by NFL experts. The countdown to the NFL draft currently stands at a little under a month. That’s right. The NFL draft kicks off in just a few weeks on April 30, which means ESPN should be starting their coverage on air right about now.

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So, on behalf of Project Shanks, here is my first attempt to mock the NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Bucs are on the clock.

1. Tampa Bay Bucs: Jameis Winston – QB

At this point, anyone who doesn’t realize Winston is going to Tampa Bay is probably in denial. With all the off-field issues and concerns about his character and squinty eyes, Winston has all the appearance of being the best QB and player in the draft. Tampa Bay has made several errors the last couple of years, but I don’t expect them to miss on taking the one guy on the board ready to use his big arm to throw bombs down field to Mike Evans. Winston is grading out above anyone at any position in the draft and appears more gifted and ready than Marcus Mariota. Winston won’t stay behind Mike Glennon on the Bucs’ depth chart very long.

Other Options: None. Unless Winston gets caught in some outlandish scandal involving stolen sea food and roofies, he’s going to be the Bucs’ QB next year. [Read more…]

Project Shanks 2014 NBA Mock Draft

By Robbie Marbury
PSDC Writer

The 2014 NBA Draft is finally here. We have been hearing about this class ever since the 2012 Draft ended. We all knew last year was going to be awful, and this year would be the year that all our favorite teams drafted Hall of Famers. Well, it doesn’t look like this class will best the 1984 NBA Draft of five Hall of Fame players, but it still will have its fair share of All-Stars, and long-term NBA contributors.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

With the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks already throwing a wrench in my mock draft, thanks to the Tyson Chandler trade, I have decided things are going to be wild come draft time. Plus, we had the Joel Embiid and Julius Randle foot injuries. Things could get fun if either of them slide. We also have the looming Kevin Love trade, and teams trying to clear space for LeBorn James and Carmelo Anthony, so don’t be surprised to see teams with cap space absorb a crappy contract and add a pick in this draft.  [Read more…]

2014 NFL Mock Draft, Version 5.0

By David Parks
NCAA Sports Editor

Finally.

After months of rumors and innuendo, the day is finally here.  Yes I’m talking about draft day, but I’m also talking about the day in which we find out who out there has been feeding us the most BS.

Before we get to the final mock a couple of things…

Without a doubt the hardest position to slot was the quarterbacks.  Nobody, I mean nobody has any clue where any of them are going to go.  And if someone tells you they do, buy a ticket to Vegas and stuff them in your carry-on. [Read more…]

Here’s The Thing – Football Lag

By Stephen Thomas
PSDC Funnyman and Brad Pitt Doppelgänger

Stephen Thomas’  hit comedy CD “Magic Wife Dust” is now available HERE! His sports-humor commentary can be heard nationwide, weekdays on The Nick Bonsanto Show on the Sports Byline USA radio network. You can subscribe to the Here’s The Thing podcast on iTunes and/or Podbean for free. The transcripts AND the podcast will also appear here.

I’m Stephen Thomas with Here’s The Thing.

It’s been a few days since the Super Bowl, and I’m not quite sure what to do with myself. Despite what a fantastic, exciting and closely contested game it was, the hangover is already setting in, and I find I’m yearning for a new football game to watch, yearning being a skill I recently picked up, right after hearkening and just before musing.  Fun fact: Musing can be done simultaneously with moseying, and both can be done while missing football. [Read more…]

Project Shanks NFL Mock Draft 6.0

Project Shanks NFL Mock Draft 6.0

1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT – Texas A&M

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dion Jordan, DE/OLB – Oregon

3. Oakland Raiders: Sharrif Floyd, DT – Florida

4. Philadelphia Eagles: Star Lotululei, DT – Utah

5. Detroit Lions: Eric Fisher, OT – Central Michigan

6. (Trade) San Diego Chargers: Lane Johnson, OT – Oklahoma

7. Arizona Cardinals: Chance Warmack, OG – Alabama

8. Buffalo Bills: Tavon Austin, WR – West Virginia

9. New York Jets: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB – LSU

10. Tennessee Titans: D.J. Fluker, OT – Alabama [Read more…]

Project Shanks NFL Mock Draft 5.0

By David Parks
PSDC NCAA Specialist

The draft is now a mere two weeks away and slowly but surely we are zeroing in on which prospects certain teams are targeting.

It’s all but signed, sealed and delivered that Luke Joeckel is going to be the first overall pick but the intrigue starts right after that at pick No. 2.  Jacksonville is a team of many needs.  Their defense is terrible, but so is their offense.  Offensive line, defensive line, secondary, linebackers, quarterback – you name it, the Jags probably need it.  Because of this, it makes the Jags a tough team to predict. [Read more…]

Project Shanks NFL Mock Draft 1.0

By David Parks
PSDC NCAA Specialist 

The NFL is down to their own version of the Final Four, but for the 28 other teams, the offseaon is full steam ahead. For some, that means hiring a new coach. For others, it means hiring a new general manager. But for those select teams that have to replace neither a coach nor GM, this is the time where they can focus on roster moves with their exisiting players, as well as get a head start on scouting for April’s NFL Draft. [Read more…]