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Reggie McKenzie's Satisfactory Draft Picks Should Earn His Stay in Oakland

According to ESPN reporter Bill Williamson, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis is prepared to make bold moves in the offseason to bring the franchise back to prominence. One of these foreseen bold moves shouldn ’t include firing current general manager Reggie McKenzie. McKenzie has done a terrific job with the last two drafts. Show More Summary

How Brandan Wright Can Help the Boston Celtics Rebuild

The Boston Celtics are 1-3 since trading Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks for Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder and a couple draft picks (not to mention a sweet $12.9 million trade exception), and they're winless in games...Show More Summary

Justin Gilbert vows to be great after work ethic is questioned

Browns rookie Justin Gilbert has taken criticism from coaches and teammates who question whether he has worked hard enough this year. And Gilbert, the eighth overall pick in the draft, promises he’s going to prove anyone who doubts him wrong. “I will be great,” Gilbert said, via ESPN. Gilbert hasn’t been great so far this…

NFL Draft mailbag: What should the Minnesota Vikings do in the first round?

The Vikings could be after a wide receiver in first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. But could they target another position? This week's #DraftBag also compares Amari Cooper and DeVante Parker, answers what the Titans should do and picks...Show More Summary

NFL Picks Week 17: Top Underdog Odds, Money-Line Advice and Predictions

There's just one game remaining in the NFL regular season for every team. Most are simply playing out the string or jockeying for draft position. A few more than a handful are in the postseason or at least have a shot to qualify in the season finale. Here's a look at the complete schedule, odds, money-lines and predictions for each game. Show More Summary

2014 NFL Draft Picks Who Already Look Like Home Runs

The 2014 NFL season has featured one of the best rookie classes ever. From offensive playmakers like New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to defensive standouts like Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack, there are handfuls...Show More Summary

Odell Beckham Jr. Is Definition of Special Talent with Rookie Domination

The New York Giants have unearthed something special in Odell Beckham Jr. After dropping to the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, Beckham missed most of the offseason because of hamstring issues. His hamstring issues lingeredShow More Summary

NFL Draft 2015: Prospects with Most to Gain During Bowl Season

There are a lot of things that go into evaluating a draft pick, but it certainly helps to shine on a big stage. Not only do bowl games give players a chance to show what they can do on national television, but they are also an opportunity for players to prove themselves against quality competition. Show More Summary

Tony Sparano: Derek Carr has brought intangibles to Raiders

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Derek Carr with the fourth pick of the second round of the NFL draft, they thought they were taking an interesting player for the future. They had no clue that Carr would win the job over Matt Schaub, who the Raiders acquired from Houston to be the starter and play every game. Show More Summary

Eagles' Chip Kelly: 'I loved Odell Beckham'

PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles held the 22nd pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. So coach Chip Kelly knew he wasn’t going to have a chance to get wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from LSU. Seven months later, Beckham has exploded into stardom thanks to some amazing plays for the New York Giants. Show More Summary

Browns need Justin Gilbert, others to help polish top half of 2014 draft

BEREA, Ohio -- Maligned corner Justin Gilbert is one of three top picks from the Browns' 2014 class that the team is openly hoping will improve this offseason. This punctuates a bigger problem. They need to publicly state they are hoping...Show More Summary

Mike Pettine: Writing off Browns' first-rounders is knee-jerk reaction

BEREA, Ohio -- It hasn’t been a great run recently for the Cleveland Browns' 2014 first-round draft picks. Johnny Manziel started two games, struggled much more than any backup even should and said Tuesday he didn’t take the transition...Show More Summary

The One Player Each Big Ten Team Will Miss Most in 2015

No matter who declares (or doesn't declare) for the 2015 NFL draft, the Big Ten is set to lose a fair amount of talent. Decisions from projected first-round picks such as Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory and Michigan State defensive...Show More Summary

Despite No. 1 pick, Lovie won’t look at a loss as a good thing

If the Buccaneers lose on Sunday, they get the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Bucs coach Lovie Smith isn’t looking forward to that. Smith sounds offended at the mere thought that he might see some benefit in losing, let alone that the Bucs would actively try to tank the season so they…

Beck/Bucher Debate: Reasons for Optimism for the NBA's Rebuilding Franchises

A few NBA franchises could use guidance about how to rebuild and become championship or contending squads. Whether it is through patience, free agency, cap space or draft picks, teams can flip themselves around with the right moves.Show More Summary

A loss could be a win for Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. -- The folks at ESPN Stats & Information just passed along the breakdown of what the Buccaneers need to do to clinch the first pick in the 2015 draft. It’s pretty simple -- the Bucs will clinch the top spot if they lose to...Show More Summary

How The Boston Celtics Turned A Championship Team Into A Treasure Trove Of Draft Picks

With the Rajon Rondo trade, the Boston Celtics have gotten rid of every player from the team that won the NBA title in 2008. It's been a slow rebuild for the Celtics, but their GM Danny Ainge deserves credit. While they still have aShow More Summary

Karlos Dansby on Justin Gilbert: 'This is real life'

Linebacker Karlos Dansby had some pointed words for Justin Gilbert, the Browns first first-round pick from the May draft. "You've got to go get it," Dansby said. "If you want it, you've got to go get it." Dansby technically referredShow More Summary

Bucs control their own destiny for top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft

Everyone knows the Falcons-Panthers game will send a sub-.500 team to the playoffs. But the virtue of playing in such a bad division also helps the Buccaneers, as well. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, who did all the math, the Bucs have clinched the all-important strength of schedule tiebreaker against the…

NBA Draft Notebook: Is Myles Turner Worth Gambling on with a Top-10 Pick in 2015

Within a two-minute span in the first half, Texas' Myles Turner, a 6'11" freshman center, had hit three consecutive jumpers during his college debut against North Dakota State. The first was a rise-and-fire baseline jumper in one fluid motion. Show More Summary

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