2022 NFL Draft: Medical reports could impact Alabama’s Evan Neal

It’s that time of year. So here’s the first of my “What I’m Hearing” columns for draft week… Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports • Tiebreakers are sometimes needed at the top of the draft. And when it comes to which offensive lineman goes first Thursday, the medical piece of the equation could be … Read more

The seventh-year seniors of the 2022 NFL draft

By his own admission, Luc Bequette was the “butt end of all the old-guy jokes” from his teammates at California last season. Unsurprisingly the 24-year-old defensive lineman received countless new nicknames along these same punchlines too. “Some were pretty creative, like the Professor, or Ph.D.,” Bequette says. As for others? “The freshmen called me Grandpa. … Read more

Derek Carr’s contract did not capitalize on Deshaun Watson’s precedent

It’s draft week, when roughly 250 new NFL players will become cheap and fixed labor for NFL teams for at least three years, with team leverage even after that point, all illustrated in notes below. Draft coverage is not my lane at all, and I try to stay out of it, but for those interested … Read more

Washington Commanders to be investigated by Virginia attorney general

In the aftermath of an explosive letter detailing alleged financial improprieties by the Commandersthe Virginia attorney general’s office has announced it will open an investigation into the organization, according to multiple reports. Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares informed Washington of the decision on Monday, and requested “full cooperation and transparency” during their inquiry, per ESPN. … Read more

Bobby Wagner: Preparing for Los Angeles Rams ‘Like Playing Chess’

Sean McVay is widely considered to be one of the best offensive minds in the NFL, as he consistently has the Rams near the top of several offensive stats lists. While some will argue he has it easy with the weapons he has to work with in his offensive system, that is simplifying things to … Read more

Detroit Lions 2022 NFL Draft Primer How To Watch

The Detroit Lions and general manager Brad Holmes enter the 2022 NFL Draft with plenty of work yet to do to improve the roster. During free agency, Holmes once again opted to avoid signing players to significant, long-term contracts, in favor of continuing to build through the draft. With the strategy clearly established to focus … Read more

Which 2022 NFL Draft Prospects Have Visited the Tennessee Titans?

• San Diego State TE Daniel Bellinger (visit reported by The Draft Network’s Justin Melo): The 6-foot-253-pound Bellinger earns praise for being good in a lot of areas, though not necessarily great in any. He’s seen as a solid, competitive blocker in the run game, which has always been very important to the Titans. Analysts … Read more

Texans Ex Bill O’Brien NFL Comeback? Belichick & Saban Impact

Following the departure of longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots were expected to seek the services of an experienced replacement from outside the organization. One of the most prominent names discussed as a potential fit for the position was former Houston Texans head coach, current offensive coordinator of the Alabama Crimson Tide, … Read more