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Steelers Draft Stock Watch: 5 Players Rising and Falling on Pittsburgh's Board

The 2015 NFL draft is just over one month away. Though most teams have their draft boards almost entirely finalized by now, players can easily rise or fall based on everything from private workouts to pro days to off-field incidents. Given...Show More Summary

Browns Draft Stock Watch: 5 Players Rising and Falling on Cleveland's Board

The Cleveland Browns have 10 picks in next month's NFL draft, including three in the first two rounds. While the Browns may or may not spend all those picks, the 10 picks clearly give them a lot of flexibility in a fairly deep draftShow More Summary

Michael Sam Comments on Gay Players in the NFL

Michael Sam's NFL future is very much in question, but the former seventh-round pick of the St. Louis Rams knows that gay athletes play in the league whether he's a part of it or not. In an interview with Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram,...Show More Summary

Jets Draft Stock Watch: 5 Players Rising and Falling on New York's Board

With free agency winding down and draft season kicking into high gear, the draft boards are beginning to take shape. For the New York Jets, a lot has changed in the past few weeks that could impact who the team selects come April 30....Show More Summary

NFL Draft 2015: Matt Miller's Latest Scouting Notebook

We are 34 days away from the 2015 NFL draft, and that means it's getting serious in the world of scouting and team building. Pro days, private workouts and final grades are being assigned to players across the NFL—and at Bleacher Report we're doing the same thing. Show More Summary

Predicting Every NFL Team's 2015 Breakout Player

Which NFL players will have breakout seasons in 2015? It's not too early to look, even with plenty of offseason left. After all, plenty has been made clear already. Free agency may be an opportunity for teams to improve on paper, but...Show More Summary

Winston-Mariota Could Be the Next Manning-Leaf

The off-field concerns teams once had about Jameis Winston are mostly gone. Numerous team officials say that as teams have met with Winston, he has answered every question and eradicated most doubts about his past. One particular interview with an AFC team at the scouting combine typified how the process has gone for Winston. Show More Summary

Who Will Be the Oakland Raiders' Most Improved Player in 2015?

A successful season for the Oakland Raiders must be spearheaded by a blend of rookies, sophomores and transitional players. According to ESPN reporter Bill Williamson, the Raiders have signed a league-high 10 players via free agency....Show More Summary

Why Vernon Davis Is the San Francisco 49ers' Best Remaining Bargaining Chip

The cupboard at San Francisco 49ers headquarters is almost bare at the moment. Thanks to retirements and free-agency hits, the 49ers don’t have the sort of established depth that would cause other teams to drool over players that San Francisco doesn’t need anymore. Show More Summary

Rams Draft Stock Watch: 7 Players Rising or Falling on St. Louis' Board

With the NFL combine now complete and the college pro days underway, the St. Louis Rams can get a better understanding of where the prospects stand. The team can now determine which players are rising or falling on its draft board. There's still time remaining to evaluate and mix up the big board. Show More Summary

2015 Atlanta Falcons' Potential Draft-Pick Profile: EDGE Bud Dupree

Bud Dupree is the most malleable ball of clay for new Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn to work with as his new Leo defensive end. He possesses the raw length, athleticism and overall talent Quinn loves in his weak-side pass-rushers. Dupree is a unique player who has a ton of raw talent. Show More Summary

Packers' Draft Stock Watch: 5 Players Rising and Falling on Green Bay's Board

The NFL offseason is a wild ride, and it's not over yet. Beginning in February we started scouting players, watching film and breaking down the Green Bay Packers' needs and the players who best fit them. Some of those players have been...Show More Summary

5 Stats Detroit Lions Must Improve Upon in 2015

The Detroit Lions compiled some impressive stats on their way to 11 wins and finishing with the second-ranked defense. But this article isn't about those. Here, we're going to dive into the five worst numbers that kept Detroit from winning the NFC North or earning a home playoff game. Show More Summary

2015 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: Edge Player Shane Ray

Missouri defensive end Shane Ray is a second-day prospect masquerading as a top-15 pick right now. The Atlanta Falcons have been projected to take him in at No. 8 by a multitude of mock drafters out there, but it's tough to see him having...Show More Summary

49ers Draft Stock Watch: 5 Players Rising and Falling on San Francisco's Board

Trent Baalke seems to take pleasure in surprising us. During his first year as the San Francisco 49ers’ general manager (2011), most draft experts expected him to spend his first-round pick on a quarterback—either Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert or Christian Ponder. Show More Summary

5 2014 Stats Pittsburgh Steelers Must Improve Upon in 2015

One of the most prolific offenses in team history was not enough to get the Pittsburgh Steelers past the first round of the playoffs. Last season, the Steelers finished second in the NFL in total offense all while setting numerous franchise records. Show More Summary

Ravens' Draft Stock Watch: 4 Players Rising and Falling on Baltimore's Board

At the end of April, the Baltimore Ravens will be on the clock, making their first selection of the 2015 NFL draft. Many of this year's best prospects will be long gone when Baltimore makes its first pick at No. 26. However, the Ravens have been as good as anyone at finding star-caliber players later in the first round. Baltimore drafted C.J. Show More Summary

Can Teddy Bridgewater Get the Most out of Mike Wallace?

While they're unlikely to admit it publicly, many NFL decision-makers are likely regretting the crucial mistake they made last offseason. Twenty-nine teams—30 if you include the Minnesota Vikings because of their first pick in the first round, linebacker Anthony Barr—passed on Teddy Bridgewater last year. Show More Summary

Dont'a Hightower Injury: Latest on Patriots LB's Recovery from Shoulder Surgery

The New England Patriots may have to start their Super Bowl defense without linebacker Dont’a Hightower. Continue for updates. Hightower to Have Surgery Thursday, March 26 Kevin Patra of noted Thursday that Hightower is “expected...Show More Summary

Jarvis Jones and Trade Value: How Football Analytics Can Hack the NFL Draft

I know this goes against a certain narrative, but the tale of the introduction of analytics into most sports is that of love at first sight. Sure, there are head coaches who don't want anything to do with it. (Former 76ers and Pistons...Show More Summary

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