The practices are in, the games have been played, and other sites have filed their columns on the winners and losers from the week in Mobile. You can determine who our winners and losers are by comparing this draft to our early entrant deadline mock. Picks with explanations after the jump.
Month: January 2014
2011 NFL Mock Re-Draft
First, a quick introductory note: As part of our coverage of draft season, I’m going to be writing a series of “re-drafts” by year. I do this for a couple of reasons: One, I’m curious as to how historical evaluations change year-by-year. A redraft of 2005 would have looked quite different in 2007, 2009, and […]
How Can Jadeveon Clowney Improve?
The reasons why Jadeveon Clowney is an elite prospect are easily recognizable. Clowney is an athlete in every regard. He is a menace on the edge despite being constantly double-teamed. When you don’t block him at all, the resulting hit on your running back ends up on SportsCenter for months at a time. He checks […]
Vixicator’s “Mocking the Draft: Part I”
(ed. note: Earlier this evening your editor found an unaddressed envelope in his mailbox. Inside was a yellowed piece of paper on which had been typed at the top, “Mock Draft For Publication Jan. 16 2014.” vixticator’s unmistakable signature was at the bottom. Attempts to contact him for editorial clarification were unsuccessful, so we simply […]
1/15 Mock Draft Pick Analysis
Working from this mock draft, I’ll explain the picks I made in as much or little detail as they warrant…
Updated Mock Draft, 1/15
I had to make some decisions on players who had yet to declare in the last draft, and now we have final decisions by everyone relevant to this draft. David Yankey is entering the draft. Ed Reynolds is, too, which wasn’t a given, and thanks to some other shuffles on the board he makes this […]
Fifty Head Coaching Hires Who Would Have Been Worse Than Jim Caldwell
In an attempt to provide some optimism for the many Detroit Lions fans whose visages are currently frozen in WTF-face upon hearing about the hire of Jim Caldwell as head coach, the Zone Reads writing crew brainstormed some potential hires who would have been even worse:
Why Jim Caldwell?
The Lions just announced the hire of Jim Caldwell as their new head football coach. The hiring immediately caused me to wonder what was going on in the Lions front office for this to happen. It seems like an obviously bad hire to me, but instead of just simply saying that, I decided to look […]
Quick Mock Draft, 1/13
I promised myself I’d wait until the early-entrants list was finalized, but I couldn’t help myself. Here’s a quick two-round mock with commentary later:
Eye on the Prize: Senior Bowl
(editor’s note: This series is our first by the staff writer only known as “vixticator” to outsiders, a dedicated film scout who lives in isolation in the Appalachian Mountains. His ways and methods are mysterious– some are not entirely certain he exists– but his insights on NFL prospects have proven consistently accurate. Zone Reads was […]