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NFL Draft Center Rankings: No. 1 – Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma

With All-Pro Corey Linsley signing with the Los Angeles Chargers in free agency, the Packers will have a new starting center for the first time since Linsley’s rookie season of 2014. Green Bay has three in-house candidates with its starting guards, Pro Bowler Elgton Jenkins and Lucas Patrick, and 2020 sixth-round pick Jake Hanson. Jenkins’ […]

How Jones feels about potentially being 49ers’ draft target

Mac Jones will throw for an important audience Tuesday when 49ers general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan are in attendance at the Alabama quarterback’s second pro-day session. On Friday, the 49ers pulled off a blockbuster trade to acquire the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, which many believe they plan […]

New Research Shows Two Twins Are Biggest Injury Risks in MLB

According to a new model for injury prediction from Sports Info Solutions, Andrelton Simmons is the position player most likely to miss time due to injury in 2021. Next on the list? Byron Buxton. We talked to a co-creator of the model to find out why. Obviously, it will come as no great shock to […]

Here’s everything we know about newest Eagles safety Anthony Harris

The Eagles quietly made their biggest splash of free agency by inking Vikings safety Anthony Harris to a one-year, $5 million contract. A ballhawk and team leader, here’s what we know. Standing 6-foot-1, 202 pounds, Harris can do it all, and worked his way from an undrafted free agent to one of the premier deep […]

The best draft prospect cornerbacks in every type of coverage

When you’re looking to add a cornerback to your roster via free agency, trade, or the draft, you had better consider scheme fit and skill sets, or you’re basically hurling free agent money, the players and/or picks you gave up in a trade,  and/or draft capital, right out the window. Negative examples abound, but let’s […]

The 10 Best Defensive Players in MLB Entering 2021 Season

With strikeouts rising on an annual basis, defense is becoming something of a dying art form in Major League Baseball. Yet some are doing what they can to keep it alive. We thought we’d honor these guys by counting down the top 10 defenders in MLB right now. We did our best to narrow down […]

Jackie Bradley Jr. and His Glove Are Milwaukee-Bound

Jackie Bradley Jr. may or may not be the best defensive centerfielder in the game. Metrics have never loved him quite as much as the eye test suggests they should — accordingly, he’s never been honored with a Fielding Bible award — but there are those who believe he’s without peer among his contemporaries. At […]

2021 Fantasy Baseball Park Factors: Move to Mets a downgrade for Francisco Lindor?

Ballpark factors are often underrated and can have a pretty noticeable impact, especially at the extreme ends. Of course, how the ball plays this year is another story altogether, considering there are lingering questions about the 2020 version. We start with the best pitching parks before moving to the most favorable places to hit, breaking […]

Dorian Strong rewarded Virginia Tech’s recruiting faith with an instant impact

BLACKSBURG, Va. — DaLawn Parrish was baffled. The Dr. Henry Wise High coach in Upper Marlboro, Md., knew he had a player in Dorian Strong, a decently sized defensive back who was a track standout, coming from a state-power football program that has produced numerous Division I college prospects and a few NFL players over […]

2021 NFL Draft: Ja’Marr Chase and the joys of the slant route

On its surface, there are few more elementary route concepts in football than the slant. There are different iterations, of course, but it’s an angular route designed to attack the leverage of a defense and have the receiver work in short areas to graze on any open space, and take advantage. There are receiver subtleties, […]

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