The Minnesota Vikings were a game away from playing in the Super Bowl. They have big decisions in free agency, then they can fill their limited holes in the NFL draft. Minnesota sports one of the most complete rosters in the NFL. That was evident throughout 2017 when they withstood the loss of their starting
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The 2018 NFL Draft will kick off on Thursday, Apr. 26. USF defensive tackle prospect Deadrin Senat and FanSided have teamed up on an exclusive multi-part blog heading into the draft. Editor’s note: Deadrin Senat’s pre-Combine blog is told to and transcribed by FanSided senior editor Michelle Bruton. Growing up, I had both my parents.
The Dallas Cowboys will look to the 2018 NFL Draft to help push them back to their 2016 form. Here is the best picks they can make to help that happen. The 2017 season was a disappointing one for Dallas Cowboys fans. After a 13-3 season in 2016 behind the best rookie quarterback and running
The 2017 season was filled with disappointment for the New York Giants. They now own a top pick in the NFL draft to build towards the team’s next chapter. If there was an award for the most disappointing team, the 2017 version would go to the New York Giants. Star receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and
The 2018 NFL compensation picks have been announced, and 15 teams have gotten them. Find out which teams are drafting where. On Friday, the NFL announced the compensation picks being handed out for the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft. All told, 15 teams received additional selections, ranging from the third to seventh rounds. Here’s the complete
Perhaps no team has endured a wilder year than the Kansas City Chiefs. After winning the AFC West in 2016, the Chiefs were expected to load up and make a run at Super Bowl LII. Instead, Kansas City traded up 17 spots in the NFL Draft to land Patrick Mahomes. In June, they released Jeremy
One year after winning 11 games and reaching the playoffs, the New York Giants set a franchise record for losses. Can this team return to contender status? Following their Super Bowl XLVI win in 2011, the New York Giants proceeded to miss the playoffs each of the next four seasons. Head coach Tom Coughlin was
The Washington Redskins are trying to get back into the playoffs, but they have needs. Here are five positions that must be upgraded. Coming off a 7-9 season and having already found the replacement for Kirk Cousins, the Redskins are a team that seems to be treading water to some degree. Cousins will be gone
With the right moves in free agency and the draft, the Los Angeles Chargers could be well-positioned to challenge in the AFC. It seems that every summer, the Los Angeles Chargers are a trendy pick to make a run. Last year was no exception, until an 0-4 start put a wet blanket over the optimism.
The NFL Draft is more than two months away, but Ohio State star Denzel Ward is emerging as a potential steal. Oftentimes, the NFL Draft is about sizing up a player’s individual talents and deciding whether they can translate to the next level. This is true of Denzel Ward, Ohio State’s latest corner phenom, but
The Chicago Bears are heading into a new era with Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky, making it time to spend in free agency. On the opening night of the 2017 NFL Draft, Bears general manager Ryan Pace traded up. Chicago, desperate to secure its future at quarterback, surrendered second and third-round picks while swapping firsts
After winning the Super Bowl, what are the most pressing needs for the Philadelphia Eagles heading into the 2018 NFL offseason? Planning for the Eagles offseason is like trying to buy a gift for that person who has enough money to buy whatever they want, so they already have everything. What do you get them?
The Dallas Cowboys were a game away from making the playoffs. 2017 was still a disappointment for this team. They have needs entering this offseason. Entering the 2017 season, the perception around the Dallas Cowboys was that they were Super Bowl contenders. They just came off a 13-3 season in 2016 with a second year
SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 21: Josh Allen Josh Allen is going to be an inaccurate bust in NFL by Matt Verderame Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery played 2017 season with torn rotator cuff by Phillip Barnard With the NFL draft around the corner, ESPN’s Mel Kiper enters back into all our lives almost daily. The second
Josh Allen may be a top-10 pick in April, and as he prepares for the combine he showed off his arm strength. Josh Allen emerged on the college football scene in 2016, with over 3,200 passing yards (8.6 yards per attempt) and 35 total touchdowns (28 passing, seven rushing) as Wyoming won eight games. Add
The Los Angeles Chargers barely missed the playoffs last season. With a few upgrades, they could challenge in the AFC come 2018. The Chargers are closer to contention than many might realize. Philip Rivers is playing great and is surrounded with potent weaponry. The defense has some serious playmakers at the most important positions. It
The Denver Broncos are coming off their first losing season since 2010. What does this team have to do to reverse their recent misfortunes? As we have learned, it doesn’t take too long for a team to rise from the NFL ashes and win a title. The Philadelphia Eagles were 7-9 and last in the
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were a disappointment last season, failing to realize their potential. The current group can’t afford another letdown. After going 9-7 in 2016, the Buccaneers were on the cusp. After watching Jameis Winston improve in completion rate, touchdowns and yardage, it seemed Tampa Bay was going to take off and become a
The Silver and Black went from a playoff berth one year ago to six victories this past season. So how can the Oakland Raiders get back on the winning track? What a letdown. In 2016, the Silver and Black was back in the playoffs for the first time since their Super Bowl run in 2002.
Despite reaching the playoffs this past season, the Tennessee Titans have a new head coach. How can this perplexing team elevate its game this offseason? For the first time since 2008, we saw the Tennessee Titans make a playoff appearance. And for the first time since ’03, the franchise actually won a postseason contest. But
The Los Angeles Chargers were an example of a team that had a plus point differential but missed the playoffs. This team has few holes, but will use the 2018 NFL draft to address the ones that are there. After a 9-7 season, with a young and talented roster around veteran quarterback Phillip Rivers, the
The Buffalo Bills have a question to answer at quarterback, so could they turn to the early part of April’s draft? The Buffalo Bills ended a lengthy playoff drought last season, but they also remain firmly uncommitted to Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback. Trading or cutting him is inevitable, and 2017 fifth-round pick Nathan
Duval County was rocking all season thanks to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now this young team will look to load up in the NFL Draft for a 2018 run. What a season for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017. A disappointing loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship has fans excited for the future.
The Indianapolis Colts have missed the playoffs three straight years. What can the team do this offseason in order to get back on the winning track? After six seasons, the Indianapolis Colts finally opted to part ways with head coach Chuck Pagano. During his first three years on the job, the team finished 11-5 each
The Houston Texans followed up back-to-back AFC South titles with a clunker in 2017. What can Bill O’Brien’s club do this offseason to rebound? Dating back to 2011, the Houston Texans have won four division titles in seven seasons. The franchise has also finished dead last in the AFC South twice over that span, including
The rise of the NFL Scouting Combine on television has put spotlight on the 40-yard dash. Here’s how the athletes create a good one. The NFL combine is set to kick off in Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 27. A year ago, University of Washington wide receiver John Ross set the record for the fastest 40-yard
After five straight playoff appearances, the Cincinnati Bengals have missed the postseason each of the last two years. How can this club get back on track? The Cincinnati Bengals’ 2017 season began with a whimper and ended with a bang. Following a 0-3 start, Marvin Lewis’ club won seven of its final 13 games. And
The Tennessee Titans were a playoff team in 2017. Despite that they enter the 2018 season with some question marks. They will turn to the 2018 NFL draft for answers. It is rare to see a team in the NFL that won a playoff game make a change at head coach. The Tennessee Titans will
In 2017, the Cleveland Browns went through the entire season without tasting victory. What’s on the menu this offseason when it comes to fixing this team? Despite the fact that the Cleveland Browns haven’t won a game since Week 16 of 2016, there is a lot of potential optimism for a franchise that owns a