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2017 NFL Draft: Best Undrafted Players

2017-nfl-draft-best-undrafted-players-bug-howard-north-carolina-tar-heels-WRThe 2017 NFL Draft is officially complete and street sweepers are cleaning up the aftermath in Philly.

253 players were drafted over a three-day period. Some of those players will never play one down in a regular season NFL game. On the other side of the coin, many college players that went undrafted could end up having long careers in the NFL.

Kurt Warner went undrafted in the 1994 NFL Draft. He was a training camp invitee with the Green Bay Packers. He was released before the season and then found himself in the Arena Football League. He was successful there and then signed by the St. Louis Rams. Starting QB Trent Green suffered an ACL injury in the preseason and Warner was named the starter. He went on the win the Super Bowl that season. Warner will be inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio late this Summer.

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2017 NFL Draft: Day 2 Recap

DeShone Kizer Notre Dame Fighting Irish Cleveland Browns 2017 NFL Draft Day 2Well, Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft is over.

There aren’t many ‘sexy’ picks made on Day 2, but this is where a lot of guys with first round talent, but either injuries or off-the-field issues keep their names from being called on Thursday.

Day 2 is also where many teams pick up some of the depth a playoff team needs to make it through the entire season. Guys get injured and the ‘next guy up’ mentality is present late in every NFL season.

Did any teams reach for a player? Who dropped much farther than we thought they would drop?

We explain our thoughts on each second and third round picks.

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2017 NFL Draft: First-Round Recap

Mitchell Trubisky Chicago Bears 2017 NFL Draft Roger GoodellThe first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books.

There were a few trades, but very little surprises. I guess the most surprising trend of the night was how much teams were getting to trade down in the draft. The Bears, Chiefs and Texans paid a huge premium to trade up to draft quarterbacks.

We explain our thoughts on each first round pick and compare them to our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.

1. Cleveland BrownsMyles Garrett – DE – Texas A&M Aggies – I’m glad the Browns stuck to the ‘best player available’ for their #1 pick. I’m sure some people were in their ear trying to persuade them to draft a quarterback, but they held their ground. (Mock: DE Myles Garrett)

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‘America’s White Boy’ 2017 NFL Mock Draft

Myles Garrett 2017 NFL Mock Draft funny america's white boy texas am aggiesMany sites post weekly mock draft updates and could have posted as many as 30 revisions up to this point. We like to simplify the process and post one mock draft that is final.

The NFL Draft’s first round is this Thursday, April 27th in primetime on ESPN and the NFL Network.

Many are wondering if the Cleveland Browns will take who we all assume is the best player in the draft, DE Myles Garrett from Texas A&M, or go with a quarterback like Mitchell Trubisky from North Carolina…or go completely off the rails with another choice. We would probably not wonder so much if any other team than the Browns held the first overall pick.

How many quarterbacks will be taken in the first round? Any surprises?

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2016 NFL Draft – Best Undrafted Players

jake coker alabama crimson tide 2016 nfl draft best undrafted playersNFL teams are really good at scouting players for the NFL Draft, but every single year, a handful of talented players fall through the cracks. They sign contracts soon after the draft ends and go on to make a difference in the NFL.

Players like Tony Romo, Arian Foster, Wes Welker and James Harrison are four studs that went undrafted. I’m not sure if anyone on this list will go on to be a Hall of Famer, but it could happen.

This list is usually made up of players from small schools, there are still plenty of those on this year’s list, but some good players for major programs went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Best Players Not Drafted During 2015 NFL Draft

Devin Gardner Michigan Wide Receiver 2015 NFL Draft undraftedThe NFL Draft is seven rounds and you would think teams are scraping the bottom of the barrel in the last rounds, but that is not the case. Quality players like Kurt Warner, Tony Romo, Antonio Gates and Arian Foster all went undrafted out of college.

NFL teams do their due diligence during the pre-draft process. They dig deep into a prospect’s personal life and can sometime do a little too much work. Many players fall through the cracks due to off-the-field issues or a perceived idea that a certain player doesn’t fit a team’s current scheme.

I’ll leave all the draft grades and winners & losers posts for the so-called ‘experts’ that can tell the future. Here is a list of the best college players who didn’t get drafted during the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Will the Colts Draft a Running Back in the First Round?

Todd Gurley 2015 NFL Draft Indianapolis Colts Georgia BulldogsScouts and team executives from around the NFL are in Indianapolis this weekend for the start of the NFL Draft Combine. Prospects will get run through the car wash with interviews, weigh-ins and various drills.

The Colts are going into this draft with a huge question mark at running back. Two seasons ago, they traded a first round pick to Cleveland for Trent Richardson, but that hasn’t worked out…at all. They are now wrapped up in nasty situation in which Indy could try to void his contract.

This draft’s running back class is top heavy. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Georgia’s Todd Gurley are on top of the list. Will Indy draft a running back in the first round?

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2015 NFL Draft Combine: Ten Players to Watch

Dorial Green-Beckham Mizzou Oklahoma NFL Combine 2015 Players to WatchThe 2015 NFL Draft Combine takes place at the end of next week. The yearly event in Indianapolis has turned into must-see television. The NFL Network does a fantastic job covering the combine.

We all know the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will most likely draft Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston with the first overall pick, but the rest of the draft is up for grabs.

All the top prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft will be there (with a few choosing to only workout at their college’s pro day) and many will see a change in their draft stock. A player can drastically change their round projection with an outstanding performance.

Here are ten players to keep an eye on during the 2015 NFL Draft Combine.

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