The Worst NFL Draft Picks Since 2008

Sometimes, the highly regard draft pick just doesn’t pant out. Today, we’re highlighting the worst draft picks made by draft position over the past 10 draft classes. Whether it is poor play, off-field issues, injuries or something else, all things will be considered, with a specific focus on how good a player was for the…

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Ranking All Starting Third Basemen Going into the 2018 Season

As part of a continuing series, we are ranking the top players starting for each team by position. We move to the Hot Corner today, possibly the most talent-laden position in today’s game. Please feel free to see past rankings for catcher, first base and second base. 30. Ryan Flaherty, Atlanta Braves 29. Jeimer Candelerio,…

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Ranking the Starting Second Basemen Going Into 2018

As part of our continuing season leading to the start of the 2018 baseball season, we move on to second base. Feel free to check our past rankings for catchers and first base. 30. Tyler Wade, New York Yankees 29. Dixon Machado, Detroit Tigers 28. Carlos Asuaje, San Diego Padres Asuaje is an exciting prospect…

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Ranking All Starting First Basemen Heading Into the 2018 Season

As part of a continuing series, I will be ranking the starters at each position heading into this season. See my ranking for starting catchers here. 30. Ian Desmond, Colorado Rockies 29. Adrian Gonzalez, New York Mets 28. Hanley Ramirez, Boston Red Sox Gonzalez is coming off a nightmare 2017. Lack of production and injuries…

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Ranking the MLB Catchers Heading Into the 2018 Season

With Opening Day (still, inconceivably, not an American holiday) looming, I will be putting together a list of each team’s starts by position. We begin the series at Catcher. 30. Matt Wieters, Washington Nationals 29. Jonathan Lucroy, Oakland Athletics 28. Francisco Cervelli, Pittsburgh Pirates 27. Wilson Ramos, Tampa Bay Rays 26. Brian McCann, Houston Astros…

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The Giants Need to Draft a Quarterback at No. 2

Last year, a lethal combination of devastating injuries, inept coaching, poor on-field play and turmoil in the locker room was a perfect storm for the Giants as they fell from a returning playoff team to a 3-13 squad who fired their head coach and general manager midseason. Now, with the No. 2 pick in the…

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2018 NFL Cap Casualty Candidates

Due to the nature of NFL contracts not being guaranteed, it’s incredibly common for players to be cut midway through their deals, especially if they are underperforming of if a team is in dire straits to get under the cap. While many players could remain with the team by restructuring their deals, others will just…

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What We’ve Learned from the Alex Smith Trade

While the trade can’t be official until March 14, The Kansas City Star’s Terez Paylor broke the news last night that the Chiefs are trading quarterback Alex Smith to the Redskins. In a move that has all sorts of implications, Kansas City will receive a third-round draft pick and Kendall Fuller as compensation as well…

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In Defense of Marcus Williams

I fully understand that “eyes to thighs” is an old tackling cliche and I understand that on the final play of the Saints NFC Divisional Round loss to Minnesota, safety Marcus Williams had poor fundamentals. Some would say it is endemic of all NFL tackling. This is very true and more noticeable on bad defenses….

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