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THE NFL DRAFT REPORT'S GLOSSARY OF STORIES AND PODCASTS
FEATURING THE 2018 NFL DRAFT
By Dave-Te' Thomas

For those that might want to listen to the podcasts featuring Dave-Te Thomas and Paul Crane, the current links are listed below. For The NFL Draft Report's detailed position analysis, the links to those featured stories can be found below. The podcasts also feature a link for those that might have draft or team-related questions that they would like answered by our crew. For feature stories, the home page can be located here or with the links listed below;

http://www.footballnation.net/teams/nyg

APRIL 9TH PODCAST SHOWS


Scout's Honor podcast on updated team situations
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In this report, Dave-Te Thomas and Paul Crane sit down to discuss some of the dynamics going on inside several team complexes. Are the Giants just sitting and waiting for the Browns to decide on which quarterback they are taking or will New York just trade down now, if an enticing offer comes there way? Dave-Te talks about how Josh Allen could be the player the Browns take, stating that Dave Gettleman would have "rockets on his feet" getting the card up to the podium with Sam Darnold's name on it, if Dorsey and Crew go for the Wyoming quarterback.
Is Chucky getting his hands into too many aspects in Oakland's front office and where does that leave Reggie McKenzie in the new office structure? Dave-Te's advice to Reggie? Start placing Mayflower Movers on speed dial.
Just how bad is the dysfunction in New England and what might be the fate of Gronk moving forward? Dave-Te says the big tight end stays, unless Coach Bill can entice a package Denver might like, as the logical quarterback to replace a legend in Bean Town might be Josh Allen.
What might Green Bay be looking for? Well, if Dave-Te was making the call, a linebacker from Boise State could bring back memories of arch rival Brian Urlacher in Leighton Vander Esch.
Also included are some updates on the current free agents still on the market and an extensive look at Eric Reid - is he being blackballed, or is it a combination of mediocre play and a great safety draft class that has Reid, Kenny Vacaro and Tre Boston still unemployed?

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/263957154



Scout's Honor podcast on player visits to teams
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Draft Class, sign up for frequent flyer miles and call Travelocity, it is that time of the year to go on the football world tour. Dave-Te Thomas and Paul Crane are back, this time taking a look at last minute action by teams. Each organization is allowed to bring thirty out-of-town players to their complexes. Dave-Te talks about these visits and how it helps teams by sitting down and getting to know those athletes in a better setting than their required 15-minute interviews at the Combine. He also talks about how these visits can indicate who might be rising up on draft boards, as teams aren't going to fly in a fifth rounder for "tea and biscuits" unless they have Day One/Day Two intentions for that athlete. While the quarterbacks have been making the rounds, a Texas linebacker has been on more planes recently than a pilot - Malik Jefferson. Hear why this is happening.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/263966428



APRIL 6TH SHOWS AND FEATURED ARTICLES
PODCASTS


Scout's Honor podcast on Day 1 LBs in NFL draft
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This video is a podcast with Dave-Te' Thomas discussing linebackers projected to go on on Day 1 of the NFL draft

In the first of a three-part sit-down session with Paul Crane, Dave-Te Thomas sits down to talk about the second level defenders - - the 2018 NFL Draft Linebacker Class. Among the forty-three linebackers to attend the Combine, there was a distinct imbalance, as only seventeen were designated as future outside linebacker. With the edge rushers becoming vogue, teams are beginning to rely more on two linebackers stationed in the middle of the field. Dave-Te and Paul go into detail on those worthy of walking the podium on the first day of the draft. Featured are in-depth analysis on Virginia Tech's Tremaine Edmunds and Boise State's Leighton Vander Esch, two players Dave-Te says will be the best at their respective positions. He also concedes that Georgia's Roquan Smith will be the first linebacker drafted, but broke down several holes in the Bulldog's game that will see him shift inside at the pro level. He is joined in this podcast with Dave-Te breaking down Smith's teammate holding tremendous promise - Lorenzo Carter, as this duo is also sees a fellow SEC backer discussed - the Crimson Tide's Rashaan Evans.



You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/263752718



Scout's Honor podcast on Day 2 LBs in NFL draft
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This video is a podcast with Dave-Te' Thomas discussing linebackers projected to go on Day 2 of the NFL draft

Don't go away folks, there is three days to the draft and in this podcast, Paul Crane and Dave-Te Thomas take a look at the inside and outside linebackers who are likely to be selected during the draft's second day. Dave-Te also offers a little history lesson about some of the draft finds teams unearthed at these positions after Round One. Some of those featured in the discussion are Malik Jefferson-Texas, Southern California late bloomer, Uchenna Nwosu, Ohio State's Jerome Baker, Combine darling, Central Florida's Shaquem Griffin, Virginia's Micah Kiser and Iowa's tackling machine, Josey Jewell.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/263774528


Scout's Honor podcast on Day 3 LBs in NFL draft

In the final podcast dealing with the linebacker class, Paul Crane and Dave-Te Thomas take you on their search for the draft day "gems," the unknown or injured talent that might not have heard their names called during the first two days of the draft, but now look more inviting to NFL teams during the final four rounds. As much as the fans enjoy the wild and crazy first day that is filled with loads of trades, they need to start writing selection during Day Three proceeding in pencil. Why? Well, actually, more trade activity takes place this day than on the first two. It is the time where teams that have yet to fill their needs, start playing "Trader Jack." While draft picks will change hands, usually a veteran or a future draft pick is involved.
Dave-Te takes a look at some of these linebackers that he feels could beat out long odds and leave training camp with a roster spot. While a bunch of them are analyzed, some of the more impressive athletes Dave-Te tells you to keep an eye on are inside backers Genard Avery-Memphis, The NFL Draft Report's most underrated Mike man, along with small college star Nick DeLuca-North Dakota State, along with a possible conversion to safety in Clemson's Dorian O'Daniel.
Some other second level performers featured here are Washington's Keishawn Bierria, Indiana's blitzing machine, Tegray Scales, Vanderbilt's Oren Burks, Rutgers rush end Kemoko Turay, Brigham Young captain, Fred Warner, Auburn's Jeff Holland and a Harry Carson clone from the Hall of Fame linebacker's old school - Darius Leonard of South Carolina State.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/263791819






THE LINEBACKER FEATURE ARTICLES
Dave-Te's extensive overview, analysis and scouting reports are featured here, with must-read reports on the current 2018 NFL Draft Class.

PART ONE-THE DAY ONE INSIDE LINEBACKERS
The NFL invited forty-three linebackers to the Scouting Combine in 2018 and from all appearances, at least thirty-four of them went home with a projected draft round indication. There seems to be a bit of a shift in the talent base, as a dozen of the college outside linebackers were asked to undergo inside drills in Indianapolis.

Based on those draft projections, just two projected inside linebackers are expected to be taken during the first day of the draft - Boise State's Leighton Vander Esch and Georgia's Roquan Smith. They could be joined by Alabama's Rashaan Evans, as teams seem to cbe split on deciding if he is a better fit inside or outside.

This article also delves into the draft's history in selecting linebackers. Playing linebacker in the NFL was a slow process, at least where the draft was concerned. Since the draft's inception in 1936, 2,385 linebackers have been drafted, but the first player taken at his position was Stu Clarkson, as the Texas College of Arts and Industries performer was taken in the 22nd round with the 200th overall pick by the Chicago Bears in 1942. He would play 78 games as a professional.

It was not until 1949 that a linebacker was selected in the first round, but he would be a player to set the standard for all greats to come at the position. Charles Philip Bednarik, nicknamed Concrete Charlie, was known as one of the most devastating tacklers in the history of football and the last full-time two-way player in the NFL. He was not only the first linebacker drafted, he was the first to be the top overall pick in his draft and the first linebacker drafted to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

So, take a step back into the old glory years with Dave-Te, along with reading a very detailed scouting report on the three linebackers mentioned above.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-man-in-the-middle-for-some-nfl-teams-could-see-these-middle-linebackers-drafted-on-day-one


PART TWO-THE DAY ONE OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS
While two middle linebackers are expected to be taken in the opening round, Virginia Tech's Tremaine Edmunds might just be the best of the bunch. The only sure-fire first round outside linebacker (note-edge rushers will be featured in a future article, a pair of Southeastern Conference performers - Georgia's Lorenzo Carter and Alabama's Rashaan Evans - hope that their body of work lures a late first day draft team into calling their number. Dave-Te's very extensive scouting reports are featured on the trio, with a nice look at Edmunds "Family Business" in the football industry, with two brothers hoping to play with him next year and a Pro Bowl tight end father coaching them in high school.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/bradley-chubb-is-a-stud-but-teams-looking-for-great-outside-linebackers-covet-tremaine-edmunds


PART THREE-THE DAY TWO MIDDLE MEN
If teams decide to slip Boise State's Leighton Vander Esch to an inside slot, he is also expected to walk the podium in Round One. Teams still looking for quality inside attackers have three to choose from in Texas' Malik Jefferson, Virginia's Micah Kiser and Iowa's Josey Jewell, but unless Ohio State's Jerome Baker and Brigham Young's Fred Warner are designated as middle 'backers, this position will see most of its activity during the final day, as ten prospects here have received fourth-trough-seventh round projections.

This article features Dave-Te's analysis and scouting reports on each of the linebackers mentioned above. A staff favorite has emerged in the Longhorns' Jefferson, but if a team is looking for tackling machines, check out the statistics compiled by Kiser and Jewell.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/teams-looking-for-a-middle-linebacker-are-keeping-texas-malik-jefferson-very-busy


PART FOUR-DAY TWO OUTSIDE LINEBACKER POSSIBILITIES
Several collegiate linebackers are likely to perform at the edge in the pro ranks, taking Boston College's Harold Landry and Washington State's Hercules Mataafa out of the linebacker analysis, but one big man who might be better served remaining as a strong-side linebacker is Smith's teammate with the Bulldogs, Lorenzo Carter.

Southern California's Uchenna Nwosu, Florida State's Josh Sweat and Georgia's Davin Bellamy are three other players with similar frames to Carter's, but all are seeing themselves as possible edge types, along with Landry and Mataafa. At least five college outside linebackers are expected to be selected during the draft's second day, but that total could increase to seven, if teams wait until round two to tab Carter and Alabama's Rashaan Evans, who is getting more draft attention from 3-4 scheme teams looking for a weak-side performer for their inside unit.

Some outside linebackers projected as Day Two targets are Nwosu, Ohio State's Jerome Baker, Senior Bowl and Combine darling, Central Florida's Shaquem Griffin and two late bloomers, Fred Warner of Brigham Young and rush end Kemoko Turay of Rutgers (featured in part four).

Continued post-Combine impressive workouts by Florida State's Josh Sweat, Vanderbilt's Own Burks and Auburn's Jeff Holland could see them get late Day Two attention, but are more likely to kick off Day Three action early as probable fourth round choices. This article features oveerview, analysis and detailed scouting reports on each of these players from Dave-Te'

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/usc-late-bloomer-uchenna-nwosu-leads-the-day-two-outside-linebacker-class

PART FIVE-THE MIDDLE LINEBACKERS HOPING FOR A DAY THREE DRAFT CALL
Teams generally use the last day of the draft to fill out their rosters, but they also realize it is quite the "hit and miss" event trying to unearth talent past the third round that have much shelf life. Since the 200 draft, teams have selected 345 inside and outside linebackers from Rounds Four through Seven.

Thirty-three of those players never made it out of training camp, including one fourth round pick; five fifth round choices, thirteen sixth round selections and fourteen more in the seventh round.
Within that group, 149 appeared in at least a full season of contests (sixteen games), but 196 others appeared in fifteen games or less, including 119 that saw less than ten games of action. Twenty-eight of those draftees reached the 100-game level during their careers.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/on-the-third-day-of-the-draft-linebackers-genard-avery-and-tegray-scales-are-out-to-prove-they-are-keepers-2


PART SIX-THOSE LINEBACKERS ON THE OUTSIDE HOPING TO BE DAY THREE FINDS
From that group of seventeen outside linebackers that attended the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, ten are likely to be drafted, but just six of them appear to have Day One/Day Two pedigree. This leaves the rest of the position class hoping that their phone rings before the draft ends on Day Three. Here are a few of those third day possible targets

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/on-the-drafts-final-day-could-the-giants-find-a-harry-carson-clone-at-his-old-college-stomping-grounds-in-darius-leonard




MARCH 31ST SHOWS AND FEATURED ARTICLES
PODCASTS
A Look at the Rising Talent in the 2018 NFL Draft Coming From the Small College Ranks
In this broadcast, Dave-Te discusses with Paul Crane that this year, the small college players are going to make "some noise" on draft day. While teams generally use the bulk of their draft picks to take known, major college talent, there are two dozen players from the Football Championship Subdivision and below that are deemed as draft-type players.
This group features South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert - The NFL Draft Report's top-rated tight end; Brandon Parker of North Carolina A& T - Dave-Te's top sleeper at the offensive tackle position; Darius Leonard of North Carolina State, hailed by Dave-Te as the best defensive player in the FBS.

Former tackle Skyler Phillips of Idaho State is projected as a future starter at either center or guard by the two analysts, and Paul is very high on the punishing tackles delivered by North Dakota State's inside linebacker Nick DeLuca. Dave-Te also calls Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta the perfect "glass slipper" for the quarterback of the future issues facing both the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. Some of the other rising stars that you might have not heard of are also mentioned.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/262553659


RUNNING BACK PODCAST
In this show, Dave-Te and Paul Crane really dig deep into this year's running back class. All the chatter has Saquon Barkley as the featured back in this draft, but the Southeastern Conference quartet of Georgia's Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, Louisiana State's Derrius Guice and Auburn's Kerryon Johnson are all expected to be taken before the second day of the draft ends. They will likely be joined as Day Two selections by San Diego State's Rashaad Penny and possibly Oregon's Royce Freeman. Dave-Te' and Paul Crane then go down the list of the twenty-seven ball carriers that they expect to become NFL selections before the draft ends.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/262572102


RUNNING BACK FEATURE STORIES AND ANALYSIS

Part One-In this feature of our series analyzing the 2018 Running Back Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at the history of the running back position since the draft's inception in 1936.
With more and more emphasis in the passing game, coupled with teams gearing towards a “running back by committee” approach, the day and age of the franchise ball carrier is starting to fade away. One look at this year’s tailback class and it is easy to see that there is one true franchise running back in the group, and the only player considered to be a certain first round pick – Penn State's Saquon Barkley.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/before-you-look-at-the-2018-nfl-draft-running-back-class-heres-a-little-history-lesson


Part Two- In our series analyzing the 2018 Running Back Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at the current crop of talent available. Prior to the 2017 college football season, just three running backs were designated as first round potentials - senior Nick Chubb and junior Saquon Barkley and Derrius Guice. While Barkley is considered to be in contention for the top overall pick (likely to go between selection two-to-four), Guice has a chance for being selected late during Day One activities.

Chubb's history of injuries and the rise of fellow Georgia tailback Sony Michel could see the big back get a call on Day Two of the draft, but he could slip into the third round due to his long medical history. Hamstrings have "hamstrung" USC's Ronald Jones III this off-season and teams have still yet to gauge the durability of Auburn's Kerryon Johnson, but both are likely to join Michel as second round selections. Here are extensive scouting reports on the top running backs in this year's draft class;

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/after-saquon-barkley-the-rest-of-the-2018-nfl-draft-running-back-class-is-hoping-for-day-two-love-from-the-nfl


Part Three-In our series analyzing the 2018 Running Back Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at the current crop of talent available who could hear their names called during the draft's second day event. Since the 2000 NFL Draft, the league has used 1,152 selections during these two rounds, yet just 92 of those choices were for running backs. This article features detailed scouting analysis on Georgia's Nick Chubb, Auburn's Kerryon Johnson and San Diego State's Rashaad Penny, along with some interesting historical facts about the NFL and running backs on Day Two of the draft.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/not-all-running-backs-go-in-round-one--here-are-some-day-two-ball-carriers-vying-for-2018-draft-attention


Part Four-In our series analyzing the 2018 Running Back Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at that the current crop of talent available who could hear their names called during the draft's third through seventh rounds, along with a select priority free agent types. Featured in this story are detailed information and scouting analysis on Oregon's Royce Freeman, Josh Adams-Notre Dame, Nyheim Hines-North Carolina State, John Kelly-Tennessee, Bo Scarbrough-Alabama, Kallen Ballage-Arizona State and Antwan Wadley-Iowa.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/running-backs-will-keep-teams-busy-selecting-from-the-crop-during-day-three-of-the-2018-nfl-draft













PREVIOUS SHOWS AND FEATURED ARTICLES
QUARTERBACK PODCASTS

1-Dave-Te' and Paul Crane get right into action on the first day of veteran free agency, tracking where all the veteran quarterbacks might be tossing around the pigskin during the 2018 season.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/259505726


2-The "Fantastic Five" or are they - a look at five quarterbacks expected to be selected in the first round of the 2018 draft. Indepth analysis on the quarterbacks expected to go in the first round - from Sam Darnold, to Josh Allen, followed by Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/259507762


3-A look at the quarterbacks likely to be selected during the draft's second and third days, along with some thoughts on sleeper free agent quarterback who could surprise in training camp. Dave-Te' talks about the striking similarities between Richmond's Kyle Lauletta and former Giants great Phil Simms. The two analysts detail Mason Rudolph's possible chances for a first round selection. They also delve into the talent - from big schools and small colleges - who are among the fifteen quarterbacks expected to be chosen in the draft.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/259509577


4-Teams Spend Big on Short-Term Veteran Quarterback Contracts
A look back a week later at what happened with several veteran quarterbacks joining other teams during the free agency period. Also, a look at how some of those signings will impact those teams when it comes to filling needs through the draft.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/260323957


QUARTERBACK POSITION STORY ANALYSIS

Part One-The Draft's History with First Round Quarterbacks
1-A deep examination of the draft's history with drafting quarterback - the booms and the busts. Also featured are details on some of the top quarterback draft classes, along with a look at those that entered the Hall of Fame. As an added bonus, we provide a list of the last quarterbacks drafted in the first round by each team.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-nfl-draft-report-presents-the-2018-nfl-draft-quarterback-analysis--part-i


Part Two-Teams Lining Up to Re-Stock on Quarterbacks In Round One
2-The 2018 NFL Draft - a look at the "Fantastic Five" - the top-rated college quarterbacks who are considered to be potential first round draft selections. It includes the quarterback first round history, along with great pick-ups and foolish choices. I then get into heavy detail on the five quarterbacks projected to be taken in the first round this year, with their detailed college career and in-depth scouting reports on each.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-nfl-draft-report-presents-the-2018-nfl-draft-quarterback-analysis--part-ii


Part Three-Day Two Quarterback Projections and Finding Gems Past Round One
3-In Part Three of The NFL Draft Report's Quarterback Class Analysis, will take a look at the rest of the 2018 Quarterback Draft Class that attended the recently concluded NFL Scouting Combine. It features a look at the players targeted for Day Two, Day Three draft activity and a look at some of those free agent rookies who could make an impression during training camp. This report also categorized these players as the best of the rest, most overrated, most underrated and also our group of sleepers who could be nice finds during the third day of the draft procedure and possible free agent finds that could impress during training camp.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-nfl-draft-report-presents-the-2018-nfl-draft-quarterback-analysis--part-iii


Part Four-Not Every Star Quarterback Goes Early in the Draft
4-A look at the 2018 NFL Draft Day Three-type quarterbacks and sleepers who could emerge as priority free agents. Also included is a look at some of the greatest finds at the quarterback position from Rounds four on.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-nfl-draft-report-presents-the-2018-nfl-draft-quarterback-analysis--part-iv


OFFENSIVE LINE PODCASTS

The Offensive Center Class
This seems to be a very talented group, but the first three centers on the draft board all come with injury concerns. The top players are discussed in detail, along with Day Two and Day Three center projections, along with a few "plug in and play" types that offer value not only as centers, but at other positions along the offensive front wall.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/260342527


The Offensive Tackle Draft Class
A look at the top tackles eligible for the draft and how this year's crop is less impressive than previous years. There could be as many as four guards selected before a tackle hears his name called on draft day (several teams are projecting Connor Williams more as a guard prospect). Also included are some Day Two and Day Three draft gems at this position, along with a few sleepers who could earn roster spots as camp free agents.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/261576476


The Offensive Guard Draft Class
Led by The NFL Draft Report's top prospect - Quenton Nelson - the offensive guard class is certain to steal the limelight away from the offensive tackle crop. After Nelson, Will Hernandez is the next lineman expected to be drafted and two collegiate tackles - Isaiah Wynn and Connor Williams, could end up being selected as interior blockers rather than edge protectors. A little draft history is provided, along with in-depth scouting reports on those targeted for Day One and Day Two draft proceedings, followed by some of the sleepers that could be unearthed in the later rounds.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/261572999


OFFENSIVE LINE POSITION STORY ANALYSIS

The Offensive Center Class
Part I-In part one of this position feature, I put on my professor's hat for another round of draft history. There are fourteen centers currently in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Can you name them? Well, after you read the material in this article, you will know a little bit more about the men who were really the "center of attention" for their organizations.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/before-you-analyze-the-2018-center-class-here-is-a-little-bit-of-draft-history


Part II-This article takes a look at the current 2018 center class, along with some details on the veteran free agents that decided to find new teams to compete with in 2018. Two centers in this draft class - James Daniels and Billy Price - are also analyzed with their in-depth scouting reports included.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/for-nfl-teams-the-draft-could-feature-three-centers-drawing-early-round-attention


Part III-In this article, I examine the trickle down effect of Spencer Long leaving the Redskins and how his signing will impact both the Jets and Washington. The editor then provides a detailed scouting report and analysis on a center that is by and far the best in this draft class - whether NFL general managers agree or not - Arkansas' Frank Ragnow, a man among boys. Mr. Plug In and Play, Austin Corbett of Nevada is not only featured at this position, but is also highlighted on the offensive guard reports. It also provides in-depth reports on the centers expected to be Day Three draftees, along with several sleepers that could surprise in training camp.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/some-quality-centers-can-be-found-during-day-two-of-the-2018-draft


The Offensive Tackle Class
Part I-This article takes a look at the NFL's love of offensive tackles, with several actually becoming the first overall picks in their respective drafts. Like most of my position features, Part One looks at the historical importance of those tackle selections - the first overall pick group, the first rounders in general and those that made their way to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-nfls-long-history-of-coveting-offensive-tackles-in-the-draft-1


Part II-In Part Two of our series analyzing the 2018 Offensive Tackle Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at that the current crop of offensive tackles. Prior to the 2017 college football season, as many as seven offensive tackles were strongly considered to be first round prospects. Seven months later, that figure could be reduced to possibly/maybe just two hearing their names called among the first thirty-two selections.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/there-is-not-much-cream-in-the-crop-of-2018-nfl-draft-offensive-tackle-prospects


Part III-In Part Three of our series analyzing the 2018 Offensive Tackle Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at that the current crop of offensive tackles that will likely be selected later during Day Two and Day Three draft activities. The general consensus is that at least seventeen offensive tackles will be taken after round one, with another ten hoping they can hear their phones ring during the fringes of the draft.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/most-of-the-2018-nfl-draft-offensive-tackle-class-will-have-to-wait-until-day-twothree-activities


The Offensive Guard Class
Part I-Will be available Friday, March 30th

Part II-In Part Two of our series analyzing the 2018 Offensive Guard Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at that current crop of prospects. Prior to the 2017 college football season, just one college guard was regarded as a draft opening day selection, despite still having two years of eligibility remaining.
Well, that junior did decide to enter the 2018 draft and is regarded as the best prospect in this draft class at any position - Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson. With teams re-emphasizing the running game, guards that can trap and pull in the elite Nelson mode are highly coveted, especially based on the contract Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Norwell have signed within the last thirteen months.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/the-2018-draft-will-see-the-changing-of-the-guards-as-tackles-take-a-back-seat


Part III- In Part Three of our series analyzing the 2018 Offensive Guard Draft Class, The NFL Draft Report takes a look at that current crop of prospects that might fill team depth needs during the third day of the draft process. While most of the elite blockers in the NFL were early round draft selections, there have been a few gems unearthed by teams in the later phases of the draft.

The article is located here;

http://www.footballnation.net/articles/there-are-plenty-of-guards-to-choose-from-on-day-two-and-day-three-of-the-draft


VETERAN FREE AGENCY PODCASTS

Part I-This podcasts features the results from the early stages of the veteran free agency signing period and how certain teams rushed to pull the trigger on the available quarterbacks. Still, outside of Kirk Cousins, no team signing a signal-caller gave that new passer more than a two-year deal.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/260332062


Part II-Our follow-up a week after the free agency period began, as we discuss those signed and how those new players will impact their new teams when it comes to seeking more roster help through the draft. There is a look at the available free agent talent and where those players might end up before the free agent period fizzles out. It also includes details on the Giants trading Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay and what might Big Blue do with the second overall pick, along with Cleveland's interest in talking to the Giants about a possible trade.

You can access that podcast at;

https://vimeo.com/261559956



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