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How many picks will be unsigned by start of camps?

How many first-round NFL draft picks will still be unsigned when training camps begin next week?

By Reader Poll | July 23, 2010; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Procrastination will give way

While owners, rookies and their agents have different financial concerns with the uncertainty of the next collective bargaining agreement ahead, their procrastination and excuses will eventually give way and the current crop of first-round picks will be in camp before long.

By Rob Rang | July 23, 2010; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dominio effect

A looming NFL lockout and the uncertainty of the next collective bargaining agreement has player agents looking to cash in now.

By Brandon Benson | July 23, 2010; 09:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Something's fishy

If there's collusion going on between NFL owners, it's the restricted free agents who are getting the raw deal, not unsigned first-round draft picks.

By Doug Farrar | July 23, 2010; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Need for guaranteed money

Guaranteed contracts, like those that exist in other major professional sports, would benefit NFL players and owners and eliminate rookie contract holdouts.

By Michael Kun | July 23, 2010; 12:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Uncharted waters ahead

NFL's uncertain financial future has players, agents and owners waiting for someone else to take the plunge before signing a rookie contract. Even if it takes longer than usual, the deals will get done by the start of the season.

By Dave Goldberg | July 23, 2010; 12:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Strike while the iron's hot

First-round draft picks and their agents are looking to land big paydays before a rookie wage scale is put in place, but with uncertainty on the horizon, teams are thinking twice about shelling massive rookie contracts.

By Joel Thorman | July 23, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bears beef up

While they didn't make a big splash in the draft, the Chicago Bears were the most active team early in free agency and if their big-name acquisitions can step in and produce, they should be back in the playoff picture.

By Adam Tracey | May 6, 2010; 12:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens locked and loaded

Bolstered by several top free agent signings and another stellar draft class, the Baltimore Ravens have no excuse for not challenging for the AFC championship in 2010.

By Jason Brewer | May 5, 2010; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens, Dolphins make big upgrades

The Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins filled holes on both sides of the ball and provided young quarterbacks with significant upgrades in the passing game through the draft and free agency.

By Anthony Stalter | May 5, 2010; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Seahawks lead the pack

A great draft weekend and a pair of trades to help the running game have the Seahawks ready to compete again in the NFC West

By Doug Farrar | May 5, 2010; 07:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let's wait and see

The New York Jets and Washington Redskins both made a number of moves to improve their teams this offseason, but what impact those and any other moves will have won't be known until the regular season is fully underway.

By Dave Goldberg | May 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

NFC West beefs up

The Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers both took significant strides through free agent acquisitions and the draft make themselves division title contenders once again in the NFC West.

By David Fucillo | May 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Don't sleep on Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not be making offseason headlines, but with shrewd draft selections, they've assembled the foundation for a winning future.

By Nick Houllis | May 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Which team has had the best offseason?

Which NFL franchise has most improved its team during the 2010 offseason?

By Reader Poll | May 5, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

League should take action

The NFL has a responsibility to incoming players to more closely monitor pre-draft interviews so questions like the one Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland asked Dez Bryant are prohibited.

By Anthony Stalter | April 30, 2010; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Questions complicate larger issues

The public outcry surrounding Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's inappropriate question to Dez Bryant could forever change the protocol for prospect interviews

By Doug Farrar | April 30, 2010; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

An inexcusable inquiry

There's no way to sugarcoat the question Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland posed to Dez Bryant in a pre-draft interview, and the NFL should encourage future draft prospects to report that type of questioning.

By Brandon Benson | April 30, 2010; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

Whistle blowing aspirations

The real outrage in the Dez Bryant-Jeff Ireland situation should be directed at the sports writer who blew this story out of proportion to brighten his own star.

By Matt Infante | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Crossing the line

Asking a potential NFL draft pick personal questions about his own background is one thing, but interrogating him about his family is crossing the line.

By Dave Goldberg | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Context and tone

Without knowing the tone or context of the questions posed to Dez Bryant and Myron Rolle, it's impossible to know whether or not they were inappropriate. What we do know is both men were mature enough to handle them.

By Michael Kun | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Let them ask

Before investing millions of dollars in a player, NFL franchise executives should be permitted to asses a player's character...only if they are willing to accept whatever any and all responses.

By Dan Parker | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Interview regulation?

Should the NFL more closely monitor and regulate how franchises conduct pre-draft player interviews?

By Reader Poll | April 29, 2010; 11:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ratings say it all

For true fans of the NFL draft, the new prime time format was a smashing success.

By Anthony Stalter | April 27, 2010; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Drafting America's idols

For fans of the NFLs best teams and its worst, April is the best time of the year.

By Brian Tarcy | April 27, 2010; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Online is the way to go provided updates, scouting reports and all the information the television broadcasts were lacking.

By Brandon Benson | April 27, 2010; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Driven Away from ESPN

The new NFL draft prime time format worked for ratings but ESPN's coverage was a train wreck.

By Doug Farrar | April 27, 2010; 01:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Best draft coverage ever?

Did you enjoy the 2010 NFL draft broadcast more than broadcasts in previous years?

By Reader Poll | April 27, 2010; 12:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

ESPN ruins the moment

By beating Roger Goodell to the podium time and time again, ESPN stole the thunder of the NFL commissioner and ruined the spirit of the 2010 NFL draft.

By Michael Kun | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Picks over shtick

All the interviews, on-set arguments and fluff of ESPN's 2010 NFL draft broadcast took away from what viewers actually wanted to see -- the picks.

By Edward Valentine | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bumblin' and fumblin'

The overblown overkill of ESPN's NFL draft coverage team detracted from the event, leading at least one draftnik to flip to the NFL Network.

By Dave Goldberg | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not the Rooney way

Ben Roethlisberger's alleged transgressions have placed him in a group of former Pittsburgh Steelers who the Rooney family saw fit to unload to maintain the team's values. And like those before him, Roethlisberger is likely on his way out of the Steel City.

By Leonard Shapiro | April 21, 2010; 07:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Should the Rams draft Bradford?

Should the St. Louis Rams draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the No. 1 overall pick?

By Reader Poll | April 20, 2010; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crap shoot at QB

Taking a quarterback at No. 1 is a crap shoot, but if the St. Louis Rams select Sam Bradford, I'm not going to argue.

By Dave Goldberg | April 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Make it Suh

The Rams may have their sights set on quarterback Sam Bradford with their No. 1 pick, but Ndamukong Suh provides just as much talent and possibly a bigger pay off in the long run.

By Joel Thorman | April 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's a QB league

If the Rams see Sam Bradford as a potential franchise quarterback, they've already made their decision.

By Larry Brown | April 20, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Talent in later rounds

It's always difficult to asses quarterback talent in the draft, but with the right situation and expectations, several QBs in the 2010 draft class could make an impact in the NFL.

By Dan Parker | March 17, 2010; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

The jury is out

Just like the quarterback classes before them, the signal callers in the 2010 draft class will have to prove their worth on the gridiron.

By Dave Goldberg | March 17, 2010; 12:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Room at the top

There are no obvious gems in this year's crop of quarterbacks.

By Doug Farrar | March 17, 2010; 12:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

How would you rank 'em?

How would you rank the quarterbacks in the 2010 draft class?

By Reader Poll | March 17, 2010; 12:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Much ado about nothing

No matter how well the NFL Network covers the scouting combine, it's impossible to make a bunch of guys running around cones interesting.

By Jason Brewer | February 25, 2010; 11:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Just ask the Falcons

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is proof that the combine has value for NFL franchises, even if it seems over-hyped from a fan's perspective

By Anthony Stalter | February 25, 2010; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fluff, fiction and hot air

Through all the hype produced by the NFL, the scouting combine is just a counterproductive waste of time.

By Brian Tarcy | February 25, 2010; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

I've got grass to grow

Watching young kids running around in shorts and underwear is simply a waste of a weekend.

By Matt Loede | February 25, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

A 4.6 says it all

Even for the serious draft fan, the problems with the combine can be summed up in all of 4.6 seconds.

By Dave Goldberg | February 25, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

A piece of the puzzle

The combine is just one of four key events that help NFL franchises evaluate talent before the draft.

By Shawn Zobel | February 25, 2010; 12:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Value beyond numbers

While NFL combine skill tests may have little value, the time team officials are allotted to spend with potential draft picks make it worthwhile.

By Joel Thorman | February 25, 2010; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is the combine worth watching?

Is the NFL scouting combine worth watching?

By Reader Poll | February 25, 2010; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

A waste of time

The NFL scouting combine may have some worth to talent evaluators, but I can think of at least 10 things I'd rather do than watch.

By Michael Kun | February 25, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crabtree is Felonious

Memo to Crabtree, surround yourself with good, smart people, sign the deal that's been offered to you, and start your career already.

By Matt Loede | September 24, 2009; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

An Open Letter to Michael Crabtree

You could be making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.

By Anthony Stalter | September 23, 2009; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (7)

Suck It Up, Michael

All the leverage Crabtree thought he had is now gone.

By Larry Brown | September 23, 2009; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Get #Crabtreed

Smarten up Michael because in the NFL it doesn't take long to go from Twitter joke to forgotten.

By Robert Littal | September 23, 2009; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Lacking Common Cents

Being known as the David Jonathan Drew of the NFL is going to suck for Crabtree.

By H. Gore | September 23, 2009; 09:35 AM ET | Comments (6)

Grow Up, Crabtree

He has a chance to redeem himself with the league and its fans, but he is down by seven with two minutes left on the clock.

By Jason Maloni | September 23, 2009; 02:10 AM ET | Comments (3)

Hire a Lawyer, Today

Crabtree needs to dump his agent Eugene Parker and get a lawyer who can save him by way of billable hour.

By Adam Hoff | September 23, 2009; 01:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

Sign Now, Get Paid Later

Michael, if you're reading this, the smartest thing you can do is sign on the dotted line immediately.

By David Fucillo | September 23, 2009; 12:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Ego's Beating Money

As Mick Jagger wrote and sang "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need."

By Peter Schaffer | September 23, 2009; 12:35 AM ET | Comments (7)

Blame Agent Parker

Some friendly advice from Robert McGuffin, Assistant Regional Manager of Smilely's Pizza, blame this debacle on Eugene Parker and then get to work.

By Michael Kun | September 23, 2009; 12:28 AM ET | Comments (2)

Crisis in Carolina

When the only upside coming for this team appears to be a coaching change, you know that they are in for some trouble.

By Shawn Zobel | September 21, 2009; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (1)

Blame the Draft

While the featured back may not be completely dead, it's getting close.

By Shawn Zobel | August 17, 2009; 06:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mobile Revolution

McNair's success popularized the scrambling quarterback and opened the door for such players as Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

By Emil Steiner | July 6, 2009; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Don't Rush Stafford

Starting Stafford right now before he is fully developed could be a mistake, no matter how much money Detroit is paying him.

By Shawn Zobel | July 1, 2009; 05:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sanchez First

Matthew Stafford may be the most ready, but Sanchez is the most likely to start next year.

By Rob Rang | July 1, 2009; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Freeman Franchise

Funny thing when you mix 'Tampa Bay Buccaneers' and 'success', they act like oil and water.

By Nick Houllis | July 1, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fans Want Stafford

As much as I want to see Stafford play, my preference is that Culpepper plays well enough to keep him relegated to the bench until 2010.

By Sean Yuille | July 1, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Survey Says Sanchez

Which of the three will have the best career is unknown, but Sanchez has the best chance to start this year and be successful.

By Peter Schaffer | July 1, 2009; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spoiled for Choice

For me this question should read: Which falling star should you hitch your wagon to?

By Emil Steiner | June 12, 2009; 04:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Image Is Everything

Matt Leinart and Vince Young are doing and saying enough of the right things to give coaches and fans a glimmer of hope

By Jason Maloni | June 12, 2009; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Leinart Has Less Baggage

Leinart is preferable to Young now, and only because of what's happened off the field.

By Jeff Nelson | June 12, 2009; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thanks, But No Thanks!

Given the choice between Leinart and Young, I'll choose Option C -- whatever that may be.

By Doug Farrar | June 12, 2009; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Young Trumps Leinart

What's happened off the field is a push but Young beats him on numbers and talent.

By Shawn Zobel | June 12, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wilted Roses

To be perfectly blunt, is there is anyone drafted from the two powerhouses in 2006 that can consistently enjoy success in the NFL?

By Rob Rang | June 12, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bengals, 49ers in Landslide

I was most impressed this weekend with the work done by the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers, each of whom added eye-popping talent and several players capable of handling starting roles immediately.

By Rob Rang | April 27, 2009; 04:31 PM ET | Comments (2)

Leaders of the Pack

Despite the Packers' dismal 2008 season, there is potential for this team to rise to the top of the NFC class this season.

By Jim McCormick | April 27, 2009; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tell You in Five

If we have to pick a winner of this weekend's draft TODAY, I'll take the Jets. At least from a PR perspective.

By Dan Levy | April 27, 2009; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (2)

Detroit Turned It Around

The Lions got faster, tougher, and smarter in this draft. They also gave their downtrodden fans a great deal of hope for the future.

By Doug Farrar | April 27, 2009; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jets Take Draft

Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets all get A's

By Mark Maske | April 27, 2009; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (6)

Rookie Cap Talks Likely

Expect Matthew Stafford's deal with the Detroit Lions to renew calls for a more restrictive rookie wage scale to be implemented as part of the next labor deal.

By Mark Maske | April 25, 2009; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rookie Salary Cap Needed

Rookies should indeed be capped at a certain level like the NBA does, but how?

By Dan Levy | April 24, 2009; 12:57 PM ET | Comments (3)

Players Deserve More

OK, I am an agent but the overall numbers indicate that the system is broken in favor of the teams.

By Peter Schaffer | April 24, 2009; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

NFL Has It Backward

In the NFL, lack of experience is essentially rewarded. Where's the equity in there?

By Gene Wang | April 24, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

April 24th Winner: mickeyjay1

If Oprah put a football in her hands and said she could throw, Snyder would probably be there with a contract. He is single handedly turning what was a rich and respected football franchise into a low class, alienated and mocked flea circus.

By TOP COMMENTER | April 24, 2009; 09:16 AM ET | Comments (2)

Avoid Mark Sanchez, Redskins

Another young hotshot quarterback is not the answer, but the Redskins just do stupid stuff.

By Kornheiser & Wilbon | April 23, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mariucci and Mayock Pick Sanchez Over Stafford

If you put Sanchez in the right system, one that emphasized creativity and route diversity and pocket movement, he'll do everything required to be a great player in this league.

By Doug Farrar | April 22, 2009; 09:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sanchez Fits Seattle

Much has been made of Mark Sanchez's rising stock. As perhaps the only media member who viewed his Combine performance live, as well as attended USC's Pro Day, I can understand why.

By Rob Rang | April 22, 2009; 06:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Two Likely Suitors

with an established QB mentor at the helm and an undeniably talented offensive line and receiving corps, Sanchez at 12 to Denver makes more sense then Matt Leinart at a keg party.

By Jim McCormick | April 22, 2009; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

West Coast Ideal

If he can be in a system -- like what's perceived to be the West Coast system -- where the ball gets out quick in a shorter area, he'll do well.

By Charley Casserly | April 22, 2009; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

More Data Needed

You'd like to have had another year to verify what you think you see in what he did this last year.

By Brian Billick | April 22, 2009; 02:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Blame Mel Kiper

If he doesn't pan out in Denver Mel Kiper has taught us who to blame.

By Dan Levy | April 22, 2009; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Redskins or Seahawks

Playing under Jim Zorn, would be a great way to start Sanchez's career.

By Shawn Zobel | April 22, 2009; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

I'll Take the Tuna

If Parcells is the top name on my org chart, I have no worries when it comes to personnel.

By Doug Farrar | April 21, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

I Pick Dick Haley

Of all the greats, the person most apt to lead my war room is none other than Richard "Dick" Haley

By Peter Schaffer | April 21, 2009; 06:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Picking First Isn't Best

This isn't the best year to have the first pick in the NFL draft.

By Gene Wang | April 20, 2009; 01:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Great Pay Good Talent

The reality is that teams -- especially this year -- no one wants to pick first.

By Rob Rang | April 20, 2009; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Guts No Glory

The kind of front offices that prefer to draft fourth instead of first are run by pragmatists not champions.

By Emil Steiner | April 20, 2009; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wrong Year for First Pick

Curry is the safest pick in this draft, but who wants to take a top-5 selection, and pay top-5 money, for a linebacker?

By Doug Farrar | April 20, 2009; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Different Spin on Greatest "D" Pick

Long, a defensive tackle drafted out of Villanova, is the lowest drafted defensive player enshrined into the Hall of Fame in the past 27 years.

By Rob Rang | April 11, 2009; 05:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Art of Defense

Selected in the 22nd round, Art Donovan was a perfect fit for Baltimore

By Gene Wang | April 10, 2009; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Deacon Sacks Up

The toughest, meanest and greatest defensive draft pick remains David "Deacon" Jones.

By Emil Steiner | April 10, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Eyes Have It

Singletary was the leader of the best defense in the history of the sport. His intensity beamed out of those piercing eyes right into the opponent's backfield, and our living rooms.

By Dan Levy | April 10, 2009; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

It Has to Be Mean Joe

When you're the epicenter of football's greatest all-time defense, it makes sense that you're also football's greatest defensive draft pick.

By Doug Farrar | April 10, 2009; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Name Nick

The title of best draft choice of all time goes to Miami Dolphin great, and all time over-achiever, Nick Buoniconti.

By Peter Schaffer | April 10, 2009; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Draft Picks' Green Jackets

From an event anticipation and excitement standpoint, the Lions War Room may as well be at Amen Corner.

By Dan Levy | April 8, 2009; 12:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

WR-Rich Draft Hurts Plaxico

Teams would be wise to look into adding Burress, as he is, quite simply, that damn good, but they won't...

By Rob Rang | April 6, 2009; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Redskins, Like Every Team, Should Consider Cutler

If Zorn is on board with the decision to pursue Cutler then he either feels that Cutler is special, Campbell is not, or both.

By Rob Rang | April 2, 2009; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

April 2 Winner: JHARRINGTON1

The worst draft pick ever was Rocky Thompson, a wide receiver from Bermuda by way of West Texas A&M, drafted number one (18th overall) by the New York Giants in 1971.

By TOP COMMENTER | April 2, 2009; 01:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Hindsight Is 20/20, Except for Janikowski

I believe the worst offensive pick -- at least in modern football times -- occurred when the Oakland Raiders selected kicker Sebastian Janikowski from Florida State with the 17th pick of the 2000 draft.

By Rob Rang | March 31, 2009; 03:50 AM ET | Comments (5)

Schlichter Gelded the Colts

Schlichter not only was a bust, he busted up the Baltimore Colts

By Jim McCormick | March 30, 2009; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

An All-Bust Offense

Since the "Worst Draft Pick Ever" is a no-brainer (Hello, Mr. Leaf!), I thought I'd put together an All-Bust Offense.

By Doug Farrar | March 30, 2009; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (8)

Can it be Elway?

Elway went on to be one of the five greatest quarterbacks (perhaps players) in the history of the sport. The Colts? Be them in Baltimore or Indianapolis, they never won more than nine games in a season during Elway's career (1983-1998).

By Dan Levy | March 30, 2009; 02:26 PM ET | Comments (31)

The Mandarich Misstep

Taken behind Troy Aikman, and sandwiched in between three Hall of Fame players, there's no doubt that it was this MSU mammoth worst pick in draft history.

By Shawn Zobel | March 30, 2009; 02:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

Leaf Never Turned It Around

Ryan Leaf was so unpleasant he made Heath Shuler seem positively Joe Montana-like.

By Gene Wang | March 30, 2009; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (6)

All-Pro Late Draft

Some of my esteemed colleagues are right in pointing out the selection of Tom Brady as the best offensive draft pick of all time. Here is my All-Pro offensive team cast over the past 20 years drafted in the 6th round or later:

By Rob Rang | March 24, 2009; 11:42 PM ET | Comments (1)

Starr of the Show

Until Brady wins a few more titles, Bart Starr has him beat for all-time best offensive draft pick.

By Gene Wang | March 24, 2009; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Brady the Best

He's won three Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVP's, as well as a league MVP award.

By Shawn Zobel | March 24, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (2)

Rookies Hurt Free Agents

Veterans are fighting a battle against the promise of the 2009 class to land big free agent dollars.

By Rob Rang | March 10, 2009; 02:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Strong draft hurts T.O.

With seven potential first round WRs in this year's draft, fewer teams will be interested in the enigmatic Owens.

By Rob Rang | March 5, 2009; 03:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Combine Blurs Reality

The combine itself is not overrated, but it does create overrated players.

By Jim McCormick | February 20, 2009; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

February 20th Winner: GEORGE43

The below average scores prospects get on the Wonderlic underscores the true lack of education most players receive in college.

By TOP COMMENTER | February 20, 2009; 02:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

Combine for Success

For these prospects it's a week of great potential and infinite possibility.

By Zach Leibowitz | February 20, 2009; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can't Measure Desire

In college, the best athletes can get away with poor work habits. That formula doesn't work in the NFL, just ask Ryan Leaf or Maurice Clarett.

By Gene Wang | February 19, 2009; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Is the NFL Scouting Combine Overrated?

Do teams and coaches give too much credence to players' performances at the NFL Scouting Combine? You decide...

By Reader Poll | February 19, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Combine Sells

The Combine has become an event that is not only followed by old-school Draftniks, but also all of those looking to make money from or through the NFL.

By David Carter | February 19, 2009; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

What's the Wonderlic Got to do With It?

To me the NFL Scouting Combine seems like an Indiana livestock auction turned reality show.

By Emil Steiner | February 19, 2009; 06:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Piece of the Process

The Combine earns its importance when it becomes the best forum for smaller-school players to perform on a (literal) even playing field.

By Doug Farrar | February 19, 2009; 06:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mmm... Measurables

I love the combine. But I'll never understand why it matters.

By Dan Levy | February 19, 2009; 05:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Supportive, Not Overrated

The bottom line is that the "meat market" data is relevant to teams, especially the medical data.

By Peter Schaffer | February 19, 2009; 01:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

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