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Jason B. Hirschhorn

Snap Reaction: The Top QB Picks

While much is already expected of QBs taken in the first round, franchises demand even more in return when giving up additional resources. For Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch, that means the clock has already started. More»
Andrew Garda

Draft's Best and Worst Moves (So Far)

Day one of the 2016 NFL draft was one of the most volatile in history, with eight trades and multiple sliding players. As always, though, some teams were more successful than others. Here are the biggest first impressions. More»
Kenneth Arthur

NFL Draft's First Day: Lessons Learned

From Laremy Tunsil's strange video that caused a tumble to the first two QBs picked and the surprising rise of players such as Joey Bosa, there were many intriguing storylines on Thursday night in Chicago. We're now a bit wiser. More»
Manny Randhawa

Freese and Feliz: Warm Feelings Now

David Freese blasted a historic game-tying triple off Neftali Feliz to change the tide of the 2011 World Series. Have you ever wondered about the relationship between the two former adversaries now that they are on the same team five years later? We asked them. More»
Andrea Hangst

The Browns' Corey Draft Values

With the first round of this year's draft in the books, the Browns still have 12 total picks and 11 yet to make after taking Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman at No. 15. The team is trying to play it smart, but will it pay off? More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Long Wait For Jack of All Trades

The first round of the NFL draft provided plenty of surprises, but no player saw his fortunes change as drastically as UCLA's Myles Jack, the linebacker considered by many as the best overall player in the draft. He's still looking for a taker. More»
David Ubben

Most Dramatic NFL Draft Day Falls

Laremy Tunsil's tumble down the draft board became the story of Thursday night's draft, fueled by an unprecedented red flag. Thought of as a likely top-six pick, Tunsil fell to 13th, adding him to the list of historic falls down the board on draft day. More»
Kenneth Arthur

Tunsil-itis Escalates Quickly at Draft

Less than 30 minutes before the start of the NFL draft on Thursday night, a video was posted from Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account showing him smoking out of a gas mask-style bong. A top prospect, he tumbled in the draft to the Dolphins at No. 13. More»
NFL Draft

Goff The Board: Rams Take Cal QB at No. 1

The Los Angeles Rams have selected California quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Goff becomes the second straight QB to go No. 1 overall and the 22nd in the modern era of the draft since 1967. More»

NCAA Reverses Satellite Camp Ban

Three weeks after the NCAA Division I Council voted to ban college football satellite camps, the Division I Board of Directors rescinded the ban, which means coaches will be allowed to work as guests at clinics away from their campuses again. More»
Erik Malinowski

Even Without Steph, Dubs Are Golden

Golden State gave Houston a 114-81 drubbing in Game 5 that finished off the series. And Klay Thompson brought Oracle Arena to a neck-tingling frenzy perhaps not felt since last June's NBA Finals. More»
Kenneth Arthur

History not kind to QBs Taken Second

The Eagles traded up -- at a rather high cost -- for the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. But what will that amount to? History shows that the second QB taken a given year usually doesn't pan out, and neither do top-five QBs who don't go first overall. More»
Robert Weintraub

The NFL draft's very own Yeti

Carson Wentz is the mystery creature of the NFL draft. Just a couple of months ago, few outside of the scouting world and North Dakota had ever even heard of Wentz. Now, he could be the second overall pick. Amazing. More»
Ross Benes

Recruiting Ratings vs. the NFL Draft

How strong is the link between recruiting evaluations of players heading into college football and their future value at the NFL level? After running the numbers and doing the math, the results again confirm that recruiting rankings matter. More»
Ross Tucker

Don't Believe In Wentz? That's FCS B.S.

North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, a five (FIVE!) time national champion for the Bison in Division I FCS (it was 1-AA in my day) has seemingly everything that you could look for in an elite prospect at the most important position in football. More»
Doug Farrar

Scout's Honor: Put Names to Grades

As public interest in the NFL draft has skyrocketed over the last decade, the rise of the anonymous scout as a major media star is one of the more bothersome aspects of this new popularity. But there is a simple solution. More»
Matt Brown

The Best Player in the 2016 NFL Draft

Much of the talk leading into the 2016 NFL draft has centered on the quarterback debate, especially after the Rams moved up to No. 1. But while Jared Goff or Carson Wentz will likely be picked first, Florida State DB Jalen Ramsey is the draft's best playmaker. More»
Will Leitch

The NFL Draft Is Pure Hollywood

Two years ago, the NFL and Hollywood teamed up to shove "Draft Day," a fictional depiction of the NFL draft, down our throats, and everything about it was very phony and NFL-y. Keep it in mind when you watch this year's draft. More»
Anthony Castrovince

Don't fret over these MLB slow starts

In baseball and in life, how you evolve and the ultimate level you reach is far more important than how you start. That's key for these eight players who are off to poor starts but, based on underlying statistics, aren't worthy of panic at this point. More»

Isles shock Lightning in Game 1

Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. More»
Michael Tunison

Bad Apple? Scout Blast's Eli's Cooking

Anonymous NFL scouts have struck again. This time, it's former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple who is being maligned ... for his lack of cooking skills, no less. More»
Mike Lupica

A Lesson In QB Drafter Shocks

The people running the Rams and Eagles are expected to take quarterbacks with the first and second picks of the NFL draft. But, as former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi knows, just because you're sure, doesn't mean you're going to be right. More»
Michael Tunison

Laremy Tunsil Sued By Stepfather

Former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil is being sued by his stepfather, who alleged that Tunsil attacked him and defamed his character. Tunsil is expected to be one of the top picks in the first round of the NFL draft. More»
Michael Tunison

McGregor Off UFC 200 Card

Despite what Conor McGregor claimed on Twitter, the main event of UFC 200 will not feature the fightin' Irishman after all, as UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday it will instead be Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier. More»
Will Leitch

MLB's Best Active Franchise Players

Have you ever wondered where some of MLB's active players rank among the legends in their franchise? WAR allows us to pinpoint exactly where players sit among the best of the best all-time. Let's take a closer look at which are the best. More»
Kyle Kensing

You Don't Know Jack? Better Start

UCLA's Myles Jack, coming back from a right knee injury, doesn't see himself as a risk for NFL teams wondering about how high he should go in the draft this weekend. The linebacker (and sometimes running back) could be a big prize. More»
Terence Moore

Even In Loss, Stevens Trusts Process

No matter what the Celtics do the rest of the way with their 3-2 deficit against the Hawks in their best-of-seven first-round series, coach Brad Stevens has already won. That's because he continues to believe in what Boston is building. More»
Jason B. Hirschhorn

Top 10 draft classes of past decade

It's nearly impossible to immediately grade draft classes, but with some distance (and metrics), we can take a look at which groups of selections panned out. Who nailed their picks? At least one franchise on this list will surprise you. More»
Matt Brown

Born to Run: Elliott Is A Sure Bet

NFL teams are increasingly wary of drafting running backs early, but they shouldn't worry about spending a top-10 pick on Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott on Thursday. With a complete skill set, Elliott is ready to be an instant-impact star in the backfield. More»
Ross Tucker

Forget Mocks: This Is a 'shock' draft

Everybody and their brother seemingly has a mock draft in which they guess what each team will do with their pick in Thursday night's first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Not me. I prefer to tell you who I think each team SHOULD take. More»

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