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The Viking Age

Vikings trade up for a tight end in recent 2021 mock draft

Pro Football Network has the Minnesota Vikings trading up to select Kyle Rudolph’s replacement in this year’s NFL Draft. It’s been less than a week since the Minnesota Vikings made the tough decision to release longtime tight end, Kyle Rudolph. For the last 10 years, Rudolph was a leader in the Vikings locker room and the […] Vikings trade up for a tight end in recent 2021 mock draft - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - Minnesota Vikings News and Fan Community

Daily Norseman

Vikings not expected to pick up fifth-year option on Mike Hughes

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Not terribly surprising In addition to approaching the 2021 NFL Draft, we are quickly coming to the point where the Minnesota Vikings (and 31 other teams that don’t matter as much) need to make a decision about whether or not to pick up the fifth-year option on their first-round picks from the 2018 NFL Draft. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have already come to a conclusion. Salary-cap analyst Jason Fitzgerald said the fifth-year option for 2022 for #Vikings CB Mike Hughes would be roughly $9.7 million....

ClutchPoints

What Dolphins’ trade with Titans means for 3rd pick in 2021 NFL Draft

It has just been confirmed that the Miami Dolphins have struck a deal with the Tennessee Titans that will bring 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson to Miami. The general belief is that this move will have a significant impact on how the Dolphins intend to use their third overall pick in the upcoming 2021 NFL […] The post What Dolphins’ trade with Titans means for 3rd pick in 2021 NFL Draft appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cincy Jungle

3 takeaways from Duke Tobin’s press conference

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Here’s what we learned from Tobin’s 2021 offseason presser. It’s not every day we get to hear from the Bengals’ general manager in all but title. Director of player personnel Duke Tobin was placed in front of the microphone Monday morning for the first time in over a year. He said a lot in about 20 minutes, ranging from the current roster, free agency, and another unorthodox pre-draft cycle. Duke Tobin News Conference https://t.co/TFKxbmA4E8— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) March 8, 2021 These three points in...

Riggo's Rag

Washington Football Team franchise tags Brandon Scherff, per report

One of the key storylines surrounding the Washington Football Team this offseason was the fate of stalwart right guard Brandon Scherff. The Washington Football Team originally selected Brandon Scherff as a tackle out of Iowa. He was selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Back then, Jay Gruden was still […] Washington Football Team franchise tags Brandon Scherff, per report - Riggos Rag - Riggos Rag - Washington NFL News & Fan Community

The Pewter Plank

2021 NFL Draft: Full first-round mock draft with Bucs adding offense

Here is our first full mock draft for the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Mock draft season is finally upon us, and the NFL world is fully turning towards the 2021 NFL Draft as the next primary focus. The Buccaneers are looking to retain their glory from the unique 2020 season, while the […] 2021 NFL Draft: Full first-round mock draft with Bucs adding offense - The Pewter Plank - The Pewter Plank - A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Vikings Territory

Vikings Trade Back, Draft O-Lineman in Latest Mock Draft

When Minnesota Vikings Twitter doled out its annual awards in January, The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid was tapped as the best NFL draft mind in Vikings orbit. —– Vikings Twitter 2020 Awards —- Award #1 Who is the Best [Vikings} NFL Draft Mind?@vikingsfans16 @Jordan_Reid @TheRealForno @JaredBarsNFL — Dustin Baker (@DustBaker) December 30, 2020   Reid … The post Vikings Trade Back, Draft O-Lineman in Latest Mock Draft appeared first on Vikings Territory.

Predominantly Orange

Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft: Cornerback at No. 9? Not so fast

The Denver Broncos are heavy favorites to draft a cornerback with the ninth overall pick. That being said, the NFL Draft is very unpredictable to a point. Anything can happen. As Benjamin Allbright points out, the Broncos very well could be looking somewhere else—not at cornerback. Possibly not even picking in their current slot. Caleb […] Denver Broncos 2021 NFL Draft: Cornerback at No. 9? Not so fast - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - Denver Broncos News and Fan Community

Inside the Iggles

Philadelphia Eagles seven-round, fan-controlled NFL mock draft

This time, we let the fans run a Philadelphia Eagles mock draft. We are slowly approaching the 2021 NFL Draft, and with the knowledge of that, the Birds have a chance to begin building something special. It’s a new day as Philadelphia Eagles fans have had to deal with a ton of change. There’s a […] Philadelphia Eagles seven-round, fan-controlled NFL mock draft - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - Philadelphia Eagles News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Arrowhead Pride

Todd McShay mock draft: Chiefs go with local flavor at linebacker in round one

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports In his mock draft released late last week, the ESPN analyst had Kansas City selecting Mizzou linebacker Nick Bolton in the first round. ESPN NFL college/draft analyst Todd McShay released version 2.0 of his 2021 mock draft last Thursday. McShay included two trades in his latest mock — at No. 2 (Panthers trade-up) and at No. 9 (49ers trade-up. At the No. 31 draft position, McShay sent a local linebacker to the Kansas City Chiefs. 31. Kansas City Chiefs: Nick Bolton, ILB, Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports ...

Predominantly Orange

Broncos 2021 NFL Draft: Both sides of the Caleb Farley coin

Over the course of the next couple of months, the discussion for the Denver Broncos and the 2021 NFL Draft will pretty consistently involve Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley. Arguably the best prospect in the class at arguably the Broncos’ most pressing team need, Farley makes plenty of logical sense on paper to be new […] Broncos 2021 NFL Draft: Both sides of the Caleb Farley coin - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - Denver Broncos News and Fan Community

Niner Nation

Chris Simms has three ideas of how the 49ers could upgrade at QB this offseason

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Sign a better backup, draft, or Darnold NBC Sports’ Chris Simms has been in the news during the past week as Simms released his QB rankings for the upcoming NFL Draft and had BYU’s Zach Wilson as the top quarterback and Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond rated higher than Ohio State’s Justin Fields and North Dakota State’s Trey Lance. I don’t see the big deal as Simms is allowed to have his own opinion. Most of the time, people are regurgitating what they see from others anyway when they come up with “their” rankings, so Kudos to Simms for...

Arrowhead Pride

3 players the Chiefs could trade up to acquire in the NFL Draft

Photo by Sam Greenwood/ We talked about it in the latest episode of the Arrowhead Pride Laboratory. On Monday’s mailbag edition of the Arrowhead Pride Laboratory, we were asked for players we would be interested in getting by trading up to into the mid-20s for in the 2021 NFL Draft — which would likely require the Kansas City Chiefs to give up a third-round pick. Here are the players we would consider jumping up to get: WR Devonta Smith, Alabama (Craig Stout’s suggestion) If Smith falls due to the concerns over his frame, the Chiefs could be the team to...

Niner Nation

49ers free agency, would you rather edition: Sign a CB or a pass rusher?

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Would San Francisco let Jason Verrett walk, sign a pass rusher to replace Dee Ford, and draft a cornerback? With the NFL beginning free agency in a week, teams around the league will face difficult decisions as the salary cap figures to be under $183 million. That could mean more one-year deals than ever, not as many “mega” deals on Day 1 of free agency, and some players leaving that you would have otherwise retained. Today, let’s play a “would you rather” game. The question is, would you rather draft a cornerback or two in this...

Arrowhead Pride

New PFF mock draft has the Chiefs going with a guard at 31

Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via PFF’s Seth Galina thinks the Chiefs will go with a versatile USC offensive lineman On Monday, the football analytics site Pro Football Focus published another first-round mock of the 2021 NFL Draft — this one authored by Seth Galina. In this mock, the Kansas City Chiefs use the 31st pick to acquire a guard. 31. Kansas City Chiefs: G Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC We don’t know about the interior of the Chiefs offensive line right now. We assume that the tackles will be healthy again to start next season, but with Laurent...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots draft profile: Garret Wallow has sky-high potential but needs time to develop

Photo by Peter G. Aiken/ Related: Patriots draft profile: Rashod Bateman could bring consistency to the receiver room in New England Off-the-ball linebacker depth was a major issue for the New England Patriots in 2020. After losing Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts in free agency, and Dont’a Hightower to the Coronavirus opt-out list, the team was forced to rely on third-year man Ja’Whaun Bentley as well as a rag-tag group of recently signed players: practice squad call-up Terez Hall, rookies Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings, and safeties Adrian Phillips and Kyle...

Cincinnati.com

Watch: Duke Tobin discusses Cincinnati Bengals' offseason plans

The Bengals' director of player personnel discusses the challenges facing the team ahead of free agency and the NFL Draft.       

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings bring back DE Stephen Weatherly after Panthers stint

The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Stephen Weatherly to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Monday, bringing back one of their past draft picks to try to strengthen a lagging pass rush.

Gang Green Nation

The Hey Joe what you need to do article

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Positive moves to make the Jets contenders There is no offseason anymore in the NFL. With free agency and the NFL Draft approaching everyone has to be ready for the excitement, the joy, and the inevitable heartbreak. So let’s look at what the Jets can do to make this year an unmitigated delight for a fanbase that hasn’t had much to cheer about for the last few years. There are many paths the Jets can take to become relevant again in the football world. but I will be looking at a single vision for a dream offseason. Now is this path...

The Falcoholic

NFL rumors: Would the Falcons consider trading for Zach Ertz?

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ It’s unlikely, but it’s not hard to connect a few dots to understand why Atlanta might at least pick up the phone. The Phladelphia Eagles are fielding trade calls for longtime tight end Zach Ertz. In any other year with any other coaching staff, I would likely not even bother to write about the possibility of the Atlanta Falcons being one of those teams, because it would be both farfetched and likely a poor use of their draft selections. It may still be the latter, but Atlanta’s situation this offseason made me actually consider whether...

Blogging The Boys

Report: Dallas Cowboys agree to 4-year, $160 million contract with Dak Prescott

Photo by Patrick Smith/ QB1 is here to stay. Five years ago the Dallas Cowboys tried twice to draft what they thought could be a quarterback to develop for a future beyond Tony Romo. They missed on Paxton Lynch. They missed on Connor Cook. Ultimately they settled for Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott in the fourth round. It has been said that the third time is the charm. The other side of that three coin is that that is how many strikes you get before you are ruled out. This offseason marked the third one - and the most pivotal - in which the Cowboys could negotiate a...

The Falcoholic

GM Terry Fontenot confirms again that Falcons plan to add QB, WR talent in 2021

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ It may or may not come to fruition at both positions, but the team doesn’t intend to stand pat just because they already have talent. Terry Fontenot has made it clear he believes in competition, and he believes that you can’t have too much of a good thing at core positions like quarterback and wide receiver. He’s suggested that with his comments and with actions like cutting ties with capable young backup Kurt Benkert. As free agency and the draft draw nearer, he’s underlining that sentiment and bolding it. In a recent interview with...

Turf Show Times

What to consider when discussing trade rumors around Michael Brockers and Robert Woods

Photo by Harry How/ Why the Rams need to be listening to offers It’s no secret that the Rams would stand to benefit from adding draft picks and shedding salary, and that’s why rumors involving current players on the team being dealt should be unsurprising. On Monday, Albert Breer of SI’s MMQB reported that the Rams have had discussions or at least answered phone calls regarding both Michael Brockers and Robert Woods. Some points to be made: For any of us who haven’t been general managers, how should we know how often names are brought up in trades? This year,...

Predominantly Orange

Denver Broncos: Making a case for Najee Harris with top pick

The Denver Broncos are in an interesting position at the running back position heading into the 2021 offseason. This is George Paton‘s team now, so we don’t know exactly what his philosophy in terms of prioritizing certain position groups through free agency and the NFL Draft will be. What we do know is that there […] Denver Broncos: Making a case for Najee Harris with top pick - Predominantly Orange - Predominantly Orange - Denver Broncos News and Fan Community

Just Blog Baby

Las Vegas Raiders: Mike Mayock explains why Lynn Bowden was traded

The Las Vegas Raiders’ decision to pick Lynn Bowden, Jr out of the University of Kentucky in the third round of the NFL Draft led to some raised eyebrows but plenty of excitement as well. Bowden was a jack of all trades at Kentucky, having played running back, wide receiver, and quarterback in his time […] Las Vegas Raiders: Mike Mayock explains why Lynn Bowden was traded - Just Blog Baby - Just Blog Baby - Las Vegas Raiders News and Fan Community

Bleeding Green Nation

Chris Mortensen suggests there’s some internal Eagles support (?) for Zach Wilson

USA TODAY NETWORK But not from the owner, apparently. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is drawing criticism for being too meddlesome in the wake of Chris Mortensen’s report that the owner wants Jalen Hurts to be the team’s starting quarterback in 2021. Such feedback seemingly prompted Mort to clarify his original report with the following Twitter thread: Desean Jackson ... must have Deshaun Watson on my mind. Can't imagine why.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 8, 2021 There's been some opinions expressed that the Eagles should draft BYU QB Zach Wilson. As...

Blogging Dirty

Atlanta Falcons second-year players must change the narrative in 2021

Atlanta Falcons second-year players need to make their mark in 2021. There was a lot of hype and a lot of disappointment coming into the 2020 NFL season for the Atlanta Falcons top two picks in last year’s NFL draft. When AJ Terrell had his name called at number 16 in the 2020 first round, […] Atlanta Falcons second-year players must change the narrative in 2021 - Blogging Dirty - Blogging Dirty - Atlanta Falcons News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Trading Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers is a step in the Dolphins' rebuild | Golic and Wingo

Trey Wingo does not understand why the Dolphins traded Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a chance to draft a great player in the 2020 NFL draft, but Mike Golic explains that Miami is taking steps toward rebuilding the team. #NFL ✔

Fantasy Focus Live! Packers and Bears preview

With the last week of preseason upon us, Field Yates and Stephania Bell discuss what players should be on your radar heading into draft night. Today’s team preview takes a look at the Packers and Bears offense. Stream live sports and get premium content

Fantasy Focus Live! Ravens and Bengals preview

Matthew Berry and Field Yates weigh in on Andrew Luck’s retirement from the NFL and fantasy rankings ahead of draft season. Today’s team preview features the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. Stream live sports and get premium content with ESP