Articles by: Oren Shiri (Analyst, Creative Director)

Did 49ers Make Right Move To Trade Up To Get Eric Reid At No. 15?

Did 49ers Make Right Move To Trade Up To Get Eric Reid At No. 15?

2013/04/26 at 5:14 pm 2 comments

The NFC Champions the San Francisco 49ers in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft traded up to select LSU strong safety Eric Reid with the No. 18 overall pick, sending the Nos. 31 and 74 overall picks to the Dallas Cowboys. Known for his great leadership skills and heavy hitter [...]

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The New Orleans Saints bolster the middle of their secondary add S Kenny Vaccaro

The New Orleans Saints bolster the middle of their secondary add S Kenny Vaccaro

2013/04/25 at 11:00 pm 0 comments

The New Orleans Saints overhaul the back-end of their defense by selecting with the 15th overall pick Kenny Vaccaro the star safety out of Texas. He is an excellent tackler with strong closing speed that head coach Sean Payton loves . One of the best all-around athletes at the position [...]

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Panthers get their man DT Star Lotulelei

Panthers get their man DT Star Lotulelei

2013/04/25 at 10:05 pm 1 comment

The Carolina Panthers decide to build their defensive front and select defensive tackle Star Lotulelei out of Utah with the No 14. overall pick. Star Lotulelei led his team with 11 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks in 2012.  The star senior defensive tackle also racked up three forced fumbles, four fumble [...]

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Raiders Grab CB D.J. Hayden To Strengthen Broken Secondary

Raiders Grab CB D.J. Hayden To Strengthen Broken Secondary

2013/04/25 at 9:26 pm 0 comments

With the No. 12 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders select cornerback D.J. Hayden out of Houston. This is one of two picks the Raiders received from the Miami Dolphins for trading back from the No. 3 overall pick. Hayden’s senior season was cut short by a ruptured [...]

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Browns select DE Barkevious Mingo to solidify their pass rush

Browns select DE Barkevious Mingo to solidify their pass rush

2013/04/25 at 8:30 pm 0 comments

The Cleveland Browns continued to revampt their front seven with the addition of Barkevious Mingo with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Mingo collected a whopping 15 TKFL (tackles for loss) with 8.0 sacks in his sophomore season before his production dipped to 8.5 TKFL with 4.5 sacks in 2012. [...]

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Final 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith Falls Out of First Round?

Final 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith Falls Out of First Round?

2013/04/25 at 10:00 am 0 comments

With the 2013 NFL Draft just hours away, here’s my final set 2013 NFL mock draft projections! 1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M After striking a trade for QB Alex Smith and releasing starting right tackle Eric Winston, Kansas City’s decision with the No. 1 overall pick is almost a foregone conclusion, albeit Eric Fisher and trading [...]

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2013 NFL Mock Draft Projections: Weekend Edition

2013/04/20 at 10:00 am 0 comments

With the 2013 NFL Draft less than a week away, it’s time to provide some updated 2013 NFL mock draft projections. 1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M After striking a trade for QB Alex Smith and releasing starting right tackle Eric Winston, Kansas City’s decision with the No. 1 overall pick is almost a foregone conclusion, albeit [...]

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Oakland Raiders: Terrelle Pryor Could Still Become Starter After Matt Flynn Trade

Oakland Raiders: Terrelle Pryor Could Still Become Starter After Matt Flynn Trade

2013/04/01 at 9:19 pm 1 comment

Plenty of speculation could still surround the Oakland Raiders’ quarterback situation just a few weeks or even a few days before the start of the 2013 NFL regular season, but the uncertainty with Carson Palmer and Matt Flynn situation is coming to an end. The Seattle Seahawks announced the move [...]

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NFL Mock Draft 2013: First-Round Projections Entering April

2013/03/31 at 11:15 pm 3 comments

With the 2013 NFL Draft just over three weeks away, let’s look at some updated first-round 2013 NFL mock draft projections. 1. Kansas City Chiefs: Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M After striking a trade for QB Alex Smith and releasing starting right tackle Eric Winston, Kansas City’s decision with the No. 1 overall pick is almost a foregone conclusion, [...]

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Oakland Raiders Strengthen Shaky Defense in 2013 NFL Free Agency

2013/03/18 at 11:42 pm 1 comment

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen made it through the first week 2013 NFL Free Agency without making any major moves on the open market, but did manage to strengthen the struggling pass rush. Former Chicago Bears outside linebacker Nick Roach signed a multi-year contract with compensation ranging from $3 to [...]

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