Articles by: Oren Shiri (Analyst, Creative Director)

2014 NFL Draft Interview With DeRon Furr

2014 NFL Draft Interview With DeRon Furr

2014/03/27 at 11:19 am 1 comment

You may not have heard much about DeRon Furr, but the hard-hitting safety could become a diamond in the rough late round-UDFA prospect in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. “I feel different every day but I am better prepared,” Furr said about the draft process in an exclusive interview with GridironGrit.com. “I feel […]

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Raiders Sign Charles Woodson

Raiders Sign Charles Woodson

2013/05/21 at 9:34 pm 0 comments

Charles Woodson has agreed to terms to sign a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports first reported and the Raiders later confirmed. The move comes as no surprise as he head into his meeting with the team earlier Tuesday reportedly intrigued with the idea of finishing his NFL career in […]

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Charles Woodson Ready To Take Back The Silver and Black

Charles Woodson Ready To Take Back The Silver and Black

2013/05/20 at 11:35 pm 1 comment

Right now as it stands Monday evening, Charles Woodson remains a free agent.  Tomorrow, the Oakland Raiders plan to meet with the veteran defensive back with the hope of bringing him back to the Silver and Black, where he first suited up in an NFL uniform. While several other teams […]

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2014 NFL Draft To Be Moved To Middle of May?

2014 NFL Draft To Be Moved To Middle of May?

2013/05/20 at 6:28 pm 1 comment

If you like the sound of the 2014 NFL Draft kicking off in the middle of May—for whatever reason—well then we’ve got good news for you.  ESPN’s Adam Shefter reports that the NFL and NFLPA are on the verge of pushing the draft back from the end of April to […]

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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 1 comment

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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