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Friday, April 26, 2013

NFL Day 2 Mock Draft

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NFL Day 2 Mock Draft

Day one is in the books and was full of surprises, trades and falling stars. With plenty of day one grade talent still left of the board the top of the second round could very well be more of the same - trades, trades and more trades. We give you are rounds 2 and 3 here without any further projected trading. With KC shopping T Allen and Patriots shopping QB Mallet there will likely be a lot more movement. Fasten your seat belts folks, day two is going to be one heck of a ride.

Round 2

33. Jacksonville Jaguars - Demantre Moore DE Texas A&M
34. San Francisco 49ers (from Kansas City Chiefs)—Zach Ertz—TE, Stanford
35. Philadelphia Eagles  - Geno Smith—QB, West Virginia
36. Detroit Lions—Jordan Poyer—CB, Oregon State
37. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders) - Eddie Lacy - RB - Alabama
38. Arizona Cardinals —John Cyprien— S, Florida International
**Cleveland's Pick Used in Supplemental Draft**
39. New York Jets —Ryan Nassib—QB, Syracuse
40. Tennessee Titans —Cornellius "Tank" Carradine—DE, Florida State
41. Buffalo Bills—Markus Wheaton—WR, Oregon State
42. Oakland Raiders (From Miami Dolphins) - Johnathan Hankins—DT, Ohio State
43. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Jesse Williams—DT, Alabama
44. Carolina Panthers—Larry Warford—OG, Kentucky
***New Orleans' Pick Forfeited***
45. San Diego Chargers—Justin Hunter—WR, Tennessee
46. Buffalo Bills (From St. Louis Rams)—Keenan Allen—WR, California
47. Dallas Cowboys—Sio Moore—OLB, UConn
48. Pittsburgh Steelers—A.J. Klein—WR, Iowa State
49. New York Giants—Jonathan Bostic—LB, Florida
50. Chicago Bears- Manti Te'o—LB, Notre Dame
51. Washington Redskins—Phillip Thomas—FS, Fresno State
52. New England Patriots (From Minnesota Vikings)—Robert Woods—WR, USC
53. Cincinnati Bengals—Jonathan Jenkins—DT, Georgia
54. Miami Dolphins (from Indianapolis Colts)—Johnthan Banks—CB, Ole Miss
55. Green Bay Packers—Barrett Jones—OC/OG, Alabama
56. Seattle Seahawks—Terron Armstead—OG Arkansas Pine Bluff
57. Houston Texans—Tyler Wilson— QB, Arkansas
58. Denver Broncos—Sam Montgomery—DE, LSU
59. New England Patriots- Matt Barkley—QB, USC
60. Atlanta Falcons—Alex Okafor—DE, Texas
61. San Francisco 49ers—Kwame Geathers—DT, Georgia
62. Baltimore Ravens—Kiko Alonso—LB, Oregon

Round 3

63. Kansas Chiefs—Giovani Bernard—RB, North Carolina
64. Jacksonville Jaguars—Darius Slay—CB, Mississippi State
65. Detroit Lions—Aaron Dobson—WR, Marshall
66. Oakland Raiders—Jamar Taylor—CB, Boise State
67. Philadelphia Eagles—Earl Wolff—S, N.C. State
68. Cleveland Browns—Tyler Bray—QB, Tennessee
69. Arizona Cardinals—David Quessenberry—C, San Jose State
70. Tennessee Titans—Kawann Short—DT, Purdue
71. St. Louis Rams (From Bills)—Bacarri Rambo—S, Georgia
72. New York Jets—Da'Rick Rogers—WR, Tennessee Tech
73. Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Travis Kelce—TE, Cincinnati
74. Dallas Cowboys (From Panthers through 49ers)—Akeem Spence—DT, Illinois
75. New Orleans Saints—Bennie Logan—DT, LSU
76. San Diego Chargers—David Amerson—CB, NC State
77. Miami Dolphins—Montee Ball—RB, Wisconsin
78. Buffalo Bills (From Rams)—Shamarko Thomas—S, Syracuse
79. Pittsburgh Steelers—Stepfan Taylor—RB, Stanford
80. Dallas Cowboys—Alvin Bailey—OG, Arkansas
81. New York Giants—Khaseem Green—OLB, Rutgers
82. Miami Dolphins—(From Bears)—Jamie Collins—OLB, Southern Miss
83. New England Patriots (From Vikings) - Tyrann Mathieu - CB, LSU
84. Cincinnati Bengals—Terrence Williams—WR, Baylor
85. Washington Redskins—Robert Alford—CB, SE Louisiana
86. Indianapolis Colts—David Bakhtiari—OT, Colorado
87. Seattle Seahawks—Vance McDonald—TE, Rice
88. Green Bay Packers—Corey Lemonier—OLB, Auburn
89. Houston Texans—Dwayne Gratz—CB, UConn
90. Denver Broncos—Brian Schwenke—C, Calfornia
91. New England Patriots—Logan Ryan—CB, Rutgers
92. St. Louis Rams (From Falcons)—DJ Swearinger—S, S. Carolina
93. San Francisco 49ers—Marcus Lattimore - RB,  S. Carolina
94. Baltimore Ravens—Marquise Goodwin—WR, Texas
95. Houston Texans (Comp. Selection)—Brandon Williams—DT, Missouri Southern
96. Kansas City Chiefs (Comp. Selection)—Zaviar Gooden—OLB, Missouri
97. Houston Titans (Comp. Selection)—Mike Glennon—QB, North Carolina State

Puckmania: Last Hurrah in Hockey Town

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Puckmania: Last Hurrah in Hockey Town
By Wild on Sports NHL Analyst Josh Tarr

If the Columbus Blue Jackets weren’t a thing, the question mark over the Red Wings playoff implications wouldn’t be either. Since the Blue Jackets we’re favored to beat the Dallas Stars on Thursday night (they did in fact win 3-1), Detroit took the ice at home knowing that their playoff lives were at stake.

For a franchise that titles itself “Hockey Town”, you could buy tickets online for $12 for what may be teams most important regular season game in 25 years. On the plus side, the Red Wings played as if the game was important, thanks to a three goal second period, they beat the Predators (who will be a top 5 draft selection) 5-2.

As it stands, the Red Wings now sit in the 7th spot (54 points) in the Western Conference while Minnesota is 8th (53 points) and Columbus is 9th (53 points).

It’ll be interesting to see which of those three teams will left out of the playoff this year. Those are the three teams remaining in the league who are neither in or out of contention. All of those teams play their remaining games against teams who are eliminated from playoff contention so there will be at least one team that plays spoiler this year.

It’ll be an absolute shame to see a team that has choked as hard as the Red Wings all year long make the playoffs. They are now captained by Henrik Zetterberg, who is about 5 times worse than Pavel Datsyuk and are becoming a team that gives too much time to let their ‘prospects’ blossom: i.e. Filppula, Abdelkader, I’m sure I’ve missed a few other. Besides, how freaking exciting would it be to see Sergei Bobrovsky and Marian Gaborik lead the Columbus Blue Jackets in a Stanley Cup run? Yeah I’m laughing too.

Players of the Week:
3: Phil Kessel (LW Toronto): 4GP 0G 5A
Great offensive work by a guy who is expected to put up numbers like that- eh, maybe some room for improvement. Nonetheless, those helpers have led to a Leafs playoff birth. Congrats. #ThankYouKessel

2: Brad Richards (C Rangers) 4GP 4G 4A
It’s been a bumpy ride for the Rangers, who entered the season with such high expectations. Brad Richards delivered, big, when it mattered and the Rangers are heading to the big dance after all.

1: Martin St. Louis (RW Tampa Bay) 3P 1G 4A
He’s the scoring leader now and he’s 37 years old. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

Playoff predictions to come mid-week...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

NFL Draft Day 1 Winners & Losers

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NFL Round 1 Winners & Losers
By Wild on Sports Analyst Jason Gillson
A look at the biggest winners and losers for Thursday's first round of the 2013 NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings
#23 DT Sharrif Floyd
#25 CB Xavier Rhodes
#29 WR Cordarrelle Patterson
The Vikings were very aggressive on day one and boy oh boy did it pay off. They got a bit of gift with their first pick of the round at #23 when DT Sharrif Floyd, considered by many to be a top 10 talent, fell in their laps. At #25 CB Xavier Rhodes fills a major area of need. Rhodes was probably the #2 CB in the draft class and was a terrific pick up at 25. They then created some of the biggest buzz in New York by trading back into the draft from New England at #29 to pick up Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson is a bit of a risk/reward pick but after two slam dunks in Floyd and Rhodes, taking a flyer on a guy who at his peak could be a Randy Moss type of throw it up and get it deep threat is definitely worth the gamble. The Vikings are BIG day 1 winners.

St. Louis
#8 WR Tavon Austin
#30 LB Alec Ogletree
If Minnesota is winner number 1, St. Louis is 1B. They made a slick move to trade up with Buffalo one slot above the NY Jets to take the best WR in the draft in Tavon Austin. The Jets had been drooling all over Austin in recent weeks. Austin makes a perfect replacement in STL for the departed Danny Amandola. In fact, Austin is probably closer to the guy Amandola is replacing in New England than Amandola himself. They then made a trade with Atlanta to move out of the #22 pick, picking up the #30 and others in the process. They then were able to snag LB Alec Ogeltree with that pick. Ogeltree is a fast hard hitting LB. If he can stay dedicated could go down as the best LB in the class.

Denver Broncos
#38 DT Sylvester Williams
Winners by chance but big winners nonetheless. Williams, like Floyd were both possible top 10 talents that really fell in this draft. Maybe some character issues in both cause it? In any case, if he keeps his nose clean he could go down as the steal of the draft.

Carolina Panthers
#14 DT Star Lotulelei
If you have been following our mock drafts you would have seen Lotulelei in the top 5 in each and even #1 in early editions. For the Panthers to walk away with the Utah DL at #14 is fantastic for that organization. 

Miami Dolphins
#3 DE/LB Dion Jordan
The Dolphins where the first team to make a surprise move on Thursday. Several anticipated a trade up for Miami if the draft played out as expected, but that move would be to select an offensive tackle, not a defensive player. Jordan may be the most explosive pass rusher in the draft. With Jordan on one side and Cameron Wake on the other the Dolphins may have one of the more dangerous attacks in football in 2013.

New York Jets
#9 CB Dee Milliner
#13 DT Sheldon Richardson
The two players the Jets strongly coveted in this draft were Mingo and Austin. Both were off the board when the Jets pick came around. They did address a need with their first pick in Dee Milliner. Milliner is a solid DB but will forever be compared to Darrelle Revis, the man whom he will be replacing. At #13 the Jets had a ton of holes particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Instead of addressing a need they reach for probably the 4th best DT available at the time passing on guys like Lotulelei and Williams. When will Rex Ryan learn that it will be the offense, not the defense, that ultimately will cost him his job. A waste of a pick at #13.

Buffalo Bills
#16 QB EJ Manuel
I struggled with putting the Bills in the losers category because they made a very smart move by trading out of #8 down to #16 to pick a QB, a position they really needed help at. Unfortunately, this draft is very weak in terms of elite talent at QB and the Bills got the #3 or #4 QB in that class. Manuel would have been there for their second round pick, maybe even for their 3rd. They have a ton of needs. Taking a long term project at QB in the first round with multiple immediate impact players still on the board is tough to swallow. Sorry Bills fans. Its not going to be pretty.

Chicago Bears
#20 T Kyle Long
Long comes from a strong pedigree but has a ton of off the field issues and is not even a fraction as polished as older brother Jake. He was a 2/3 round projection going into the draft. The Bears had a glaring hole at LB and even could have been justified taking a TE like Tyler Eifert. Instead they went with a major reach of a pick.

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Round 1 
1. Kansas City Chiefs - OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars -  OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
3.Miami Dolphins (From Oakland) -  OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon
4. Philadelphia Eagles - OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions - DE Ziggy Anash, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns - Barkevious Mingo, LSU
7.  Arizona Cardinals - G Jonathan Cooper, UNC
8. St. Louis Rams (From Buffalo)WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia
9. New York Jets - CB Dee Milliner, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans -  G Chance Warmack, Alabama
11. San Diego Chargers - T/G D.J. Fluker, Alabama
12. Oakland Raiders (From Miami) - CB D.J. Haden, Houston
13. New York Jets (From Tampa Bay) - DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
14. Carolina Panthers - DT Star Lutulelei, Utah
15. New Orleans - S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
16. Buffalo Bills (From St. Louis) - QB E.J. Manuel, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers - OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia
18. San Francisco 49ers (From Dallas) - S Eric Reid, LSU 
19. New York Giants - G/T Justin Pugh, Syracuse
20. Chicago Bears - G Kyle Long, Oregon 
21. Cincinnati Bengals - TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
22. Atlanta Falcons (From St. Louis)CB Desmond Trufant, Wash.
23. Minnesota Vikings - DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida 
24. Indianapolis Colts - DE Bjoern Werner, Florida St.
25. Minnesota Vikings - CB Xavier Rhoades, Florida St. 
26. Green Bay Packers - DE Datone Jones, UCLA
  27. Houston Texans - WR DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
28. Denver Broncos - DT Sylvester Williams, UNC
29. Minnesota Vikings (From New England) - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tenn.
30. St. Louis Rams (From Atlanta)ILB Alec Ogletree, Georgia
31. Dallas Cowboys (From San Francisco) -  C Travis Frederick, Wisconson
 32. Baltimore Ravens - S Matt Elam, Florida


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NFL Draft Top 5 Players by Position

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NFL Draft Top Five Players By Position
By Wild on Sports Analyst Jason Gillson

The countdown to the 2013 NFL Draft shifts from days to hours as we get closer and closer to Thursday night. Lets take a look at the top five players at each position in this year's draft...

1. Geno Smith, West Virginia - Projected Round: 1
4. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse - Round 1/2
2. Matt Barkley, USC - Round 1/2
3. EJ Manuel, Florida St. - Round 2/3
5. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas - Round 2/3

1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama - Projected Round: 1
2. Jonnathan Franklin, UCLA - Round 2
3. Montee Ball, Wisconsin - Round 2
4. Giovani Bernard, North Carolina - Round 2/3
5. Le'Veon Bell, Michigan St. - Round 2/3

Wide Receiver
1. Tavon Austin, West Virginia - Projected Round: 1
2. Justin Hunter, Tennessee - Round 1/2
3. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee - Round 1/2
4. Robert Woods, South Carolina - Round 1/2
5. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson - Round 2

Tight End
1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame - Projected Round: 1
2. Zach Ertz, Stanford - Round 2
3. Travis Kelse, Cincinnati - Round 2/3
4. Van McDonald, Rice - 2/3
5. Gavin Escobar, San Diego ST. - Round 3

Offensive Linemen
1. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M - Projected Round: 1
2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan - Round 1
3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma - Round 1
4. Chance Warmack, Alabama -  Round 1
5. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina - Round 1

Defensive Linemen
1. Star Lotulelei, Utah - Projected Round: 1
2. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU - Round 1
3. Sharrif Floyd, Florida - Round 1
4. Sheldon Richardson, Missouri - Round 1
5. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina - Round 1

1. Dion Jordan, Oregon - Projected Round: 1
2. Barkevious Mingo, LSU - Round 1
3. Jarvis Jones, Georiga - Round 1
4. Alec Ogletree, Georiga - Round 1
5. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame - Round 1/2

1. CB - Dee Milliner, Alabama - Projected Round: 1
2. CB - Xavier Rhoades, Florida St - Round 1
3. S - Kenny Vaccaro, Texas - Round 1
4. CB - Desmond Trufant, Washington - Round 1/2
5. CB - D.J. Haden, Houston - Round 1/2

Special Teams
1. P- Jeff Locke, UCLA - Projected Round: 3/4
2. K - Dustin Hopkins, Florida State - Round: 6
3. P- Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma St. - Round 6/7
4. K- Caleb Sturgis, Florida - Round 6/7
5. P - Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech - Round 7

MLB Power Rankings - April 24th

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MLB Power Rankings
April 24th, 2013

Not a whole lot of change for the top and bottom handful of teams but there has been a ton of movement in between as teams begin to define themselves in the early stages of the season. The Atlanta Braves once again come in at #1 in the rankings this week. The Giants, Rangers, Red Sox and Athletics round out the top five. Among the big movers this week, we saw the Colorado Rockies up up 10 spots to #10 while the Arizona Diamondbacks fell 8 spots to #18.

Where does your team rank this week?

1. Atlanta Braves (15-5), --
2. San Francisco Giants (13-7), --
3. Texas Rangers (13-6), +4
4. Boston Red Sox (13-7), +4
5. Oakland Athletics (13-8), --
6. Washington Nationals (10-10), -2
7. Cincinnati Reds (12-9), +4 

8. Detroit Tigers (9-9), -5
9. Baltimore Orioles (12-8), +3
10. Colorado Rockies (13-7), +10
11. New York Yankees (11-8), +3
12. Kansas City Royals (10-7), +4
13. St. Louis Cardinals (12-8), -7
14. Los Angeles Dodgers (9-10), -5
15. Los Angeles Angels (7-11), +2
16. Toronto Blue Jays (8-13), -3
17. Tampa Bay Rays (9-11), +1
18. Arizona Diamondbacks (10-9), -8
19. Philadelphia Phillies (9-12), -4
20. Pittsburgh Pirates (11-9), +1
21. Milwaukee Brewers (10-8), +5
22. Minnesota Twins (9-7), +3
23. Chicago White Sox (7-12), --
24. New York Mets (9-9), -5
25. Cleveland Indians (8-10), -1
26. Seattle Mariners (8-14), -4
27. San Diego Padres (5-14), --
28. Chicago Cubs (6-13), --
29. Houston Astros (6-14), --
30. Miami Marlins (4-16), --

NHL Power Rankings - April 24

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NHL Power Rankings
April 24, 2013

In our final installment of the NHL Power Rankings for the 2013 season, the Chicago Blackhawks once again maintain the top spot. The injury ridden Pittsburgh Penguins hold on to number two this week, while the Ducks, Bruins and Canucks round out the top 5. Among the big risers this week we see the Islanders and Blue Jackets move up 2 and 3 spots respectively and are now both in the top 15. If you polled 100 hockey fans before the season you would struggle to find anyone who would have expected that either, let alone both could very will make the playoffs this season. New York clinched last night following Winnipeg's loss. Columbus currently holds the 8th seed in the West by 1 point over the Detroit Red Wings. It is going to be a fun final week of the NHL season as the final playoff spots are up for grabs in both conferences. Enjoy the games everyone!

1) Chicago Blackhawks (34-6-5, previous No. 1)
2) Pittsburgh Penguins (35-10-0, previous No. 2)
3) Anaheim Ducks (29-11-6, previous No. 3)
4) Boston Bruins (27-12-5, previous No. 5)
5) Vancouver Canucks (26-13-7, previous No. 6)
6) Montreal Canadiens (27-13-5, previous No. 4)
7) Los Angeles Kings (26-14-5, previous No. 8)
8) San Jose Sharks (24-14-7, previous No. 9)
9) Toronto Maple Leafs (25-15-5, previous No. 7)
10) Washington Capitals (25-18-2, previously No. 10)
11) St. Louis Blues (26-17-2, previous No. 13)
12) New York Islanders (24-16-5, previous No. 14)
13) New York Rangers (24-17-4, previous No. 15)
14) Columbus Blue Jackets (22-17-7, previous No. 17)
15) Ottawa Senators (23-16-6, previous No. 12)
16) Minnesota Wild (24-18-3, previous No. 11)
17) Winnipeg Jets (24-19-3, previous No. 19)
18) Detroit Red Wings (21-16-8, previous No. 16)
19) Dallas Stars (22-19-4, previous No. 18)
20) Phoenix Coyotes (19-18-8, previous No. 20)
21) New Jersey Devils (17-18-10, previous No. 22)
22) Philadelphia Flyers (20-22-3, previous No. 23)
23) Calgary Flames (19-22-4, previous No. 26)
24) Buffalo Sabres (19-20-6, previous No. 21)
25) Carolina Hurricanes (18-24-3, previous, No. 25)
26) Edmonton Oilers (17-20-7, previous No. 24)
27) Colorado Avalanche (15-23-7, previous No. 28)
28) Nashville Predators (15-21-9, previous No. 27)
29) Tampa Bay Lightning (17-24-4, previous No. 29)
30) Florida Panthers (13-26-6, previous No. 30)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Implications of the Darrelle Revis Trade

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Implications of the Darrelle Revis Trade
By Wild on Sports Analyst Jason Gillson

The New York Jets traded star cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers over the weekend for the Buc's 1st round pick (#13 overall) in 2013 and a conditional pick in 2014. Shortly after the deal was complete Tampa Bay announced that Revis has signed a 6 year extension that could be worth as much as $96 million, making him the highest paid DB in football.

So Revis got what he wanted: a big money long term deal. But what about the Jets? What about the Buccaneers?

It has been a sad turn of event in New York over the past calender year for a Jets team that not so long ago was facing the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game in consecutive seasons.

What went wrong? Well, that answer is two fold.

Injuries to their two best players (Revis and WR Santionio Holmes) early in the season killed their spirits in 2012. Having a healthy Darrelle Revis changes the whole dynamic of a defense. He is one of the true shut-down corners in the game these days -- they don't call it "Revis Island" for no reason. He can single handedly shut down a receiver, giving opposing quarterbacks fits.

Revis island now moves from the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico as Tampa Bay adds a huge piece to what was already shaping up to be a very strong defense. The Bucs identified their team's weakness early in the off-season and have really made great strides towards inproving what was the 29th ranked pass defense in the NFL in 2012.  Their first move of the off-season was to go out and sign arguably the best defensive free agent on the market in safety Dashon Goldson. Pair Goldson in the middle with last year's top draft pick Mark Barron, gives the Bucs a heck of a duo patrolling the middle of the field. Now pair that up with a corner who can completely shut down his side of the field and you have a defense that may have just gone from one of the worst in the league to one of the best .

From the Jets stand point this was a deal that had to be made. New GM John Idzik explained it well during Sunday's conference call with the media, ""It became quite evident, to us, there was a substantial difference with Darrelle's view of his value and ours. It was never our goal to have Darrelle to leave the Jets. On the contrary ... we wanted Darrelle to remain a Jet long term, ideally."

Revis made it clear that he wanted to be the highest paid defensive player in the league. For the Jets, a team tight against the salary cap as it is, that just was not going to be feasible, particularly for a player who just missed almost an entire season due to a torn ACL. While we have seen players come back and come back in a big way -- see Adrian Peterson -- a torn ACL is no walk in the park. To clearify, all signs point to the healthy Revis moving forward, but making a player coming off that kind of injury the highest paid defensive player in the league is a very risky proposition. Multiply that times 10 for a team that already has a number of terrible guaranteed contracts *cough Mark Sanchez cough*.

So where do the Jets go from here? Well, they now have the #9 and #13 picks overall on Thursday night. Most signs point to Rex Ryan drooling over LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo. Mingo is a Terrell Suggs type that can play on the end or stand up and play LB. As for the other pick, the Jets have been linked to corner Dee Milliner or even speedy receiver Tavon Austin. Milliner would be the more logical pick if he is still available, to fill the void let by Revis. It will be very interesting to see what the Jets are able to pull off on Thursday night.

Revis is gone. Mark Sanchez is still there and for the time being, so is Tim Tebow. Rex Ryan and company have a lot of work to do. That said, they made a step in the right direction this weekend. As much as it will hurt Jets fans to hear it; the road back to reliance was one without a ton of money tied up in one defensive player. Its OK Jets fans. You can breathe now.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

NFL Mock Draft 4.0

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NFL Mock Draft 4.0
By Wild on Sports Analyst Bob Cobb
@WildonSports @RealCobbSalad

Just a few days remaining until the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft! With one major trade all but official and a few others in the rumor mill, there will likely be one more update to this list before Thursday night. Be sure to check back with us throughout the week for the latest trade news leading up to the draft! In the mean time, take a look at how we expect the first round to shape up...

1. Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
(Previous pick: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah)

2. Jacksonville Jaguars - Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida
(Previous pick: Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon)

3. Oakland Raiders - Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
(Previous pick: Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU)

4. Philadelphia Eagles - Dion Jordan, DE, Oregon
(Previous pick: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan)

5. Detroit Lions - Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
(Previous pick: Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State)

6. Cleveland Browns - Ezekiel Ansah, DE, BYU
(Previous pick: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia)

7. Arizona Cardinals - Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
(Previous pick: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M)

8. Buffalo Bills – Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
(Previous pick: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia)

9. New York Jets - Barkevious Mingo,DE, LSU
(Previous pick: Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan)

10. Tennessee Titans - Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
(Previous pick: Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida) 

11. San Diego Chargers - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee
(Previous Pick: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma)

12. Miami Dolphins - Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma
(Previous pick: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina)

13. New York Jets (From Buccaneers) – Tavon Austin, WR, WVU

14. Carolina Panthers - Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas
(Previous pick: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah)

15. New Orleans Saints - Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
(Previous pick: Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri)

16. St. Louis Rams - Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
(Previous Pick: Tavon Austin, WR, WVU)

17. Pittsburgh Steelers - Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State
(Previous pick: Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia)

18. Dallas Cowboys - D.J. Fluker, OT, Alabama
(Previous pick: Barkevious Mingo,DE, LSU)

19. New York Giants - Menelik Watson, OT, FSU

20. Chicago Bears – Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame
(Previous Pick: Tavon Austin, WR, WVU)

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Eric Reid, S, LSU
(Previous pick: Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama)

22. St. Louis Rams (via Washington) - Keenan Allen, WR, California
(Previous pick: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee)

23. Minnesota Vikings - Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri
(Previous Pick: Keenan Allen, WR, California)

24. Indianapolis Colts - Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
(Previous Pick: Kyle Long, OT/G, Oregon)

25. Minnesota Vikings (From Seattle) - DaMontre Moore LB, Texas A&M
(Previous pick: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee)

26. Green Bay Packers - Tyler Eifert, TE, Notre Dame

27. Houston Texans - Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
(Previous pick: Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State)

28. Denver Broncos – Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia
(Previous pick: Sheldon Richardson, DL, Missouri)

- Someone will probably trade and scoop up Geno Smith but if no trades get done, Denver will take Smith as a Luxury late first round pick.

29. New England Patriots - Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
(Previous pick: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington)

30. Atlanta Falcons - Cornellious “Tank” Carradine, DE, FSU

31. San Francisco 49ers - Datone Jones, DE, UCLA
(Previous pick: Jesse Williams, NT, Alabama)

32. Baltimore Ravens - Alec Ogletree, OLB, Georgia
(Previous pick: Manti Te’o, ILB, Notre Dame)

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