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Redrafting the First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft

posted on April 15, 2014
I’m giving the entire NFL a mulligan.With about a month left before the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft, Athlon Sports looks back at last year’s first round and tries to correct some mistakes. With a year of knowledge, game tapes, awards and injuries, what would the 30 teams (sorry Seattle and Washington) do differently if they got a second shot?Would there still be five trades during the first round? Who would go No. 1? Who would be the biggest reach? Here is how we see the 2013 NFL Draft...
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NFL Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks Since Expansion

posted on April 11, 2014
The NFL Draft is an inexact science. It always has been and it always will be.In fact, millions of dollars are poured into travel, scouting, evaluation, interviewing, discussing and debating the merits of Prospect A versus Prospect B in every NFL war room in every NFL Draft.And still, Tony Mandarich gets picked ahead of Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders.So having the first overall pick is a huge moment for any franchise. But its also carries with it tremendous pressure not to screw...
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2014 NFL Free Agency Losers

posted on April 02, 2014
Similar to last year, free agency has not been kind to the NFL’s reigning champions. While nothing will take away from Seattle’s dominating victory over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks team that will take the field in Week 1 as defending champions will look considerably different than the one that manhandled the Broncos in MetLife Stadium less than two months ago.Seattle isn’t the only playoff team that looks worse on paper right now compared to last season either. Carolina,...
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2014 NFL Free Agency Winners

posted on April 01, 2014
The new NFL league year is not even a month old, but teams have been plenty busy with free agency ongoing while also getting ready for the draft in May. While hundreds of players are still on the market, plenty have already found their new homes.A division title, conference championship or even Super Bowl ring won’t necessarily be won or lost based solely on what a team accomplishes in free agency, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some teams that clearly look like “winners”...
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