If you’re not only ranking players, but also grouping them in tiers, tight ends are an interesting test case. Jimmy Graham is a one-man tier, with Gronkowski and Julius Thomas, both potential second-round picks, in the next group.
Will new “points of emphasis,” which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.
Running back Jamaal Charles has become a veritable workhorse for the Kansas City Chiefs, and it is not surprising since he’s one of the best backs in the entire NFL. With a new contract extension in place, the Chiefs hope for another great season out of Charles, and they’re likely going to get one.
Ask Aaron Donald and he’ll tell you without a doubt, that he believes he couldn’t have landed in a better spot when he was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 13 overall pick.
Free agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie heads a group of new Giants’ defensive backs that have the look and pedigree to make New York’s secondary the strength of the team’s defense. Adding DRC to a talented group that already included Antrel Rolle, Prince Amukamara and Stevie Brown puts Big Blue at the top of the list of the NFL’s best secondaries
When Sammy Watkins was drafted out of Clemson by the Buffalo Bills, it was thought that the partnering of him and Stevie Johnson would make one of the best wide receiver tandems in the NFL. Now, he’s the number one receiver and he’s already looking to lead the Bills from worst to first.
As a third-generation NFL player, as well as relatives playing both for college and professional teams in Atlanta, Jake Matthews seems like a perfect fit for the Falcons.
The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.
The primary focal point of pretty much every football team is the quarterback. Some teams have an elite quarterback they want to keep around for as long as possible. They are set at the position, and they don’t worry about anything other than injury or retirement. Then, there are the teams that know they have a problem under center. Their quarterback won’t cut it, but they have to wait to get the opportunity to improve.
With former Bear defensive end Julius Peppers leaving Chicago to go to Green Bay, it looks like the Bears have already found his replacement in the form of former Viking defensive end Jared Allen. A man who has played fewer years yet has more sacks than Peppers. It seems like a smart decision.
Patrick Peterson’s personality is the antithesis of Seattle’s Richard Sherman, who many feel is the league’s top cornerback.
The addition of DeMarcus Ware means the Denver Broncos will have one of the scariest pass-rushing duos in football again.
The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2014 NFL season with one of the worst defenses in the NFL. This means that they have to keep their opponents off the field to win, making DeMarco Murray the most important player on the team.
Highly touted as one of the best defensive ends in the game today, the Miami Dolphins will rely heavily on Cameron Wake’s ability to dominate opposing offenses in an attempt to end a six-year NFL postseason drought.
By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — ESPN sports reporter and host Michelle Beadle took to Twitter today to slam colleague Stephen A. Smith over his inflammatory comments on First Take about domestic violence. Smith’s comments come […]
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has earned a reputation for his flashy training camp arrivals and this year was no different. In keeping with tradition, Wayne stepped up his training camp arrival game.
Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …
Looking for your kindred party spirit? We’ve wrangled 6 NFL players who are sure to be the life of the party wherever they go.
This year’s Super Bowl was a particularly bitter pill for Broncos fans to swallow. Denver band The Fray was no exception.
University of Missouri defensive end/linebacker Michael Sam came out over the weekend. If he is drafted, as expected, he would be the first openly gay NFL player.