Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 1:07 pm CDT, Sunday, March 31, 2019 Brett Deering/Getty Images The 2019 NFL draft is set for April 25. Until then, teams will prepare to make their picks, and sportswriters will make their predictions through mock drafts. We analyzed nine mock drafts to get a sense of how the first round might play out. The 32 NFL teams are surely hard at work studying tape, evaluating players, and working to make deals to move up or down in the April 25 NFL draft. By examining the predictions of several experts from a variety of outlets, you can get a pretty good idea of how the NFL world thinks the first 32 picks could shake out. We analyzed the mock drafts of nine experts — Chad Reuter, Maurice Jones-Drew, and Bucky Brooks of NFL.com; Ryan Wilson and Will Brinson of CBS Sports; Mel Kiper and Todd McShay of ESPN; Walter Football; and John Clayton of The Washington Post — and attempted to find a consensus. Take a look below and see how … [Read more...] about 2019 NFL Mock Draft: What the experts are predicting will happen in the first round
Today marks the first Sunday in several months without any football being played — well, any football that actually matters, that is — as the NFL offseason creeps closer and closer. For the Eagles, there will likely be a lot of changes coming, with key players at key positions being up for new contracts. And that's not even counting former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who has a mutual option for 2019 but will likely be taking snaps elsewhere next season.With news coming down on Sunday that Redskins quarterback Alex Smith is expected to miss next season while recovering from his broken leg, perhaps there's a chance Washington gets in the mix for Foles, should he hit the open market. While free agency is the most likely next step for Foles, there's still a slim chance the Eagles could trade him, assuming both Foles and the Birds exercise their option. And while that doesn't seem very likely, it's still too soon to rule it out completely. So that's where we'll start in … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: Could the Eagles trade Nick Foles for Leonard Fournette?
The New Orleans Saints are the overwhelming favorite to win Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. According to a good amount of predictions, they’ll do so at the hands of the Patriots. It’s to be expected after a topsy-turvy season that New England might not get overwhelming respect as favorites heading into the NFL’s playoff calendar. With the No. 2 seed, the Patriots potentially have to travel to Kansas City for the AFC Championship game, a difficult task for a team that was 3-5 on the road during the regular season. But even at Gillette Stadium, where the team was 8-0, there’s some level of disbelief in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick starting another march. One writer has them losing to the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC title game in Foxborough. Another has them losing to the Indianapolis Colts — the Colts — in the divisional round. Frank Reich’s Revenge or something. All seems set for a Super Bowl showdown between the Chiefs and Saints, … [Read more...] about What experts are predicting for the NFL playoffs
The NFL trade deadline is now less than two weeks away, which is much closer than it even sounds, and the rumor mill seems to be working overtime compared to recent seasons — as typically it's the MLB and NBA deadlines that offer the most excitement.On Monday, our own Jimmy Kempski took a look at four areas of need on the Philadelphia Eagles that the team could look to upgrade before the deadline. So in today's trade-heavy edition of 'What They're Saying,' we're going to take a look at some of the latest NFL trade rumors and how they impact the Eagles, with a specific focus on the four positions Jimmy wrote about on Monday.Running backWe've heard the Le'Veon Bell and LeSean McCoy rumors for a while now — you can read the latest on McCoy, here — but what if the Eagles look to make a slightly smaller splash at the deadline, as Jimmy Kempski suggests:The Eagles could add a running back, but the need for a big name guy isn't there. If the Eagles deal for a back, I … [Read more...] about What they’re saying: How the latest NFL trade rumors impact the Eagles
Because of the way NFL contracts are structured, there is no easy way to define "highest-paid players."Is the player with the highest salary? Well, most top players get a huge chunk of their money in signing bonuses. Is it the highest average annual salary? Well, that considers the entire deal, and most players never see the end of their contracts. Is it who will be paid the most money this year? That would be biased towards players who signed new contracts this year because so much money is in the signing bonus.Because of this, we have broken up the players by the highest-paid in different categories. Depending on which criteria you use, the answer to "highest-paid" can be entirely different.Categories include: The 5 players who will be paid the most in 2018The 5 largest base salariesThe 5 largest average-annual salariesThe 5 largest salary-cap hitsThe 5 largest contractsThe 5 contracts with the most guaranteed moneyData via Spotrac and other sources. 30 PHOTOS NFL's … [Read more...] about NFL’s highest-paid players for the 2018 season