Predicting the NFL Draft

Mock drafts are always difficult to accurately put together, but it seems that 2011 has taken things to another level. The lack of free agency and the numerous shaky QB situations help make the 2011 NFL Draft extremely uncertain, and it should be interesting to watch unfold next week.

As always, the following mock draft should be taken with a grain of salt. It doesn’t account for trades, and there’s a good chance several teams could be making deals to position themselves to take QBs in the second half of Day One.

First Round

1. Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton (QB, Auburn)

With no chance for pre-draft negotiations this year, the #1 pick is as uncertain as ever. Well, at least it was. While we still don’t know for sure, all signs are pointing to the new regime in Carolina taking Newton, who has loads of upside but may need time to develop.

2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT, Alabama)

The Broncos sit in a good position, as they need a lot of defensive help but should have their choice of top defenders. Von Miller and Patrick Peterson also make sense, but Dareus is a good choice as a versatile player who is capable of [...]

Fantasy Guru Daily: 4/20/11

So, the NFL schedule got released last night. Whoopee. Forgive me for not getting too excited about it, but I have never been the type to get worked up about the release of a schedule, even in a normal year. Obviously, this year, there is a lot more uncertainty surrounding when or where games will be played, even with the final schedule released. But to credit the NFL, there are a lot of interesting games to look at in the time being. We’ll look at some of the finer aspects of the schedule today, and we’ll try to avoid making “clever” lockout jokes about the schedule that every would-be comedian on Twitter has deemed appropriate. Hey, “comedians:” STFU. Your jokes are old, not clever, and brutally unfunny.

If you've made a lockout-related joke about the NFL schedule, may we suggest this delicious beverage to calm your nerves?

Anyway, here are some things we noticed about the schedule (and other people have done a fine job writing about):

The league has made a concerted effort to honor not just New York City but Washington D.C. as well on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, which happens to coincide perfectly with Week One [...]

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