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Early Grades for the NFL's Biggest Offseason Moves

Every team in the NFL spent their spring trying to bring in the best talent possible through free agency and the draft, and every team has worked this summer to put its newly acquired players in the best positions possible to succeed. The...Show More Summary

NFL Preseason 2014: Report Card Grades for All 1st-Round Rookies After Week 1

After months of hype, the rookies of the 2014 NFL draft class took the field for their first game action last week as the preseason got underway. The preseason is a time for all rookies to make first impressions, but the first-round picks—from No. Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2014: Franchise-by-Franchise Results and Grades Table

After seven rounds at the 2014 NHL draft, every organization was hoping to build for the future. However, some teams did a better job of setting themselves up than others. Unlike the NBA or NFL draft, it will take a few years for many of the players involved to truly make an impact for the squads that drafted them. Show More Summary

Dallas Cowboys: How 7th-Round Pick Ahmad Dixon Fits on Defense

Going into the 2014 NFL draft, Ahmad Dixon had a draft grade as high as the third round. With that in mind, many fans saw Dixon as one of the biggest steals in the seventh round. The Dallas Cowboys have been looking for a playmaking safety since Darren Woodson retired. Show More Summary

MLB Draft 2014: Final Analysis of Team-by-Team Grades for Overall Results

Three days, 40 rounds and 1,215 picks later, the 2014 MLB first-year player draft is in the books. Perhaps the grueling longevity causes the MLB amateur draft to take a distant backseat to the NFL and NBA selection processes. There's...Show More Summary

2014 MLB Draft Grades: Round 1 Results and Grades for Each Team

Grading the MLB draft can be a tricky process. You can't really judge a team on how it addresses perceived weaknesses because, unlike the NBA or NFL, teams don't often make selections based on their current rosters due to the long developmental...Show More Summary

2014 MLB Draft Results: Full Listings of Grades for 1st-Round Picks

As if evaluating the NBA or NFL drafts wasn't difficult enough, the MLB draft takes that difficulty one step further. Almost every player selected in the first round of the 2014 draft is at least two years away from hitting the major...Show More Summary

MLB Draft 2014: Latest 1st-Round Mock Predictions

Assessing MLB's first-year player draft is almost impossibly difficult. So difficult that, if graded on the same curve as the NBA or NFL, all 30 teams would fail pretty miserably. Major league teams select players rounds and rounds past their expected usefulness. Show More Summary

Matt Miller Re-Grades the 2011 NFL Draft

In the minutes after each NFL draft, writers and analysts are in a massive hurry to give rabid fans their take on a player. However you grade them—1-10 point scale, A-F letter grades or with five-stars—if you're an NFL draft writer, chances are you're grading the picks as they happen. But what happens after that? Right now, nothing. Show More Summary

The Player Each Team Will Most Regret Passing on in the 2014 NFL Draft

Despite the months of preparation that go into determining who the best prospects in each year’s NFL draft are, many draft selections—including some of those who were graded as early-round picks throughout the league—will fail to live...Show More Summary

Detroit Lions: Ranking Remaining Offseason Priorities

The draft was fun, but between now and training camp is the dry season. There isn't a stitch of activity surrounding the Detroit Lions to overanalyze and grade. It's a tough time to be an NFL Featured Columnist. My editors found me in my bunker, unshowered and unshaven, grading Tom Lewand press conferences. Show More Summary

Buccaners 2014 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the Web

Let the premature postdraft evaluations begin! Grading a draft class days after the draft requires significant foresight. Or guessing. No evaluator will honestly or reliably be able to predict the likely success of any NFL rookie in the days after that rookie has joined the league. That won't stop them from trying, though. Show More Summary

NFL Draft 2014: Final Review of Each Franchise's Overall Grades

Before we look ahead to training camp and the preseason, let's look back at the 2014 NFL draft one last time and evaluate how it affected what's to come. So much of grading a draft comes down to judging the opportunities an organization...Show More Summary

NFL Draft Grades 2014: Scoring Results of Each Team's Rookie Class

After a long offseason full of prospect analysis, combine workouts, pro days and countless mock drafts, the 2014 NFL draft was a sight for sore eyes. With so much anticipation and excitement leading up to the NFL's spectacle at Radio City Music Hall, the draft's three days seemed to go by in a blur. Show More Summary

NFL Draft Grades 2014: Final Marks Based on Results from All 7 Rounds

The 2014 NFL draft lived up to the hype. The league deserves a lot of credit for turning a pretty mundane process into terrific theater on a yearly basis. It gets a lot of help from promising prospects like Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for the Buffalo Bills' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

The Buffalo Bills’ effort to add young talent to their roster didn’t end with their seven selections in the 2014 NFL draft. They continued to add rookies to the depth chart by signing nine undrafted free agents, which were officially...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for New England Patriots Undrafted Free Agent Signings

The New England Patriots ended the 2014 NFL draft with 75 roster members, meaning that there was plenty of room for undrafted free agent signings. Sure enough, the Pats have reached the 90-man limit with 15 signings, and now have the...Show More Summary

NFL Draft Grades 2014: Scores and Quick Takes for Each Team's Overall Results

After seven rounds of selections, it’s time to break down the 2014 NFL draft and grade each franchise on how they handled the event. While there were franchises that earned a top grade for stellar results from the draft, several other...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for New York Jets' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

They may not get the same amount of attention as their drafted counterparts, but every year, undrafted gems go on to enjoy terrific careers in the NFL. The reasons why these players go undrafted always vary—some are too small, some come from obscure programs, while others were unable to shake off-field troubles to raise their draft stock. Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for Dallas Cowboys' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

After selecting nine rookies in the 2014 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys added 24 more through undrafted free agency. Dallas continued to address its biggest roster issues with these signings, some of which have a real chance at making the final roster. Show More Summary

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