Author: Tony Softli

NFL Announces 2017 NFL Draft Compensatory Picks

The NFL granted 16 teams with a total of 32 compensatory picks that was announced Friday February 24th. While the rules surrounding compensatory draft selections has been slightly foggy, the last few years the picture has become clear.  For NFL clubs losing more or better compensatory free agents than it signs in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks in return, In the past this was not always guaranteed. The formula used during this process deals with free agents that are determined by a formula of calculations based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.  This...

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Underclassmen Declare for 2017 NFL Draft

With the draft just a few months away, every year boast several of the top underclassmen that declare for the NFL Draft selection process.  This year 95 early entrants are hoping to hear their names called, this is one shy of last years total.  Of the 94 underclassmen in the 2016 Draft class, 30 went undrafted. The number seems to hoover just below 100, as 98 underclassmen were in the 2014 draft class, which was the highest total in the past 10 years. While players must be three years removed from high school to be eligible for the NFL...

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2017 NFL Draft First Round Order

  Below is the 2017 NFL Draft first round order.  The first round will start on Thursday, April 27, with the second and third rounds on Friday, April 28 followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday, April 29.  The NFL Draft will be held in Philadelphia, PA. ​ 2017 FIRST ROUND DRAFT ORDER   Pick  NFL Club Win Loss Tie Winning Percentage Opp Win Opp Loss Opp Tie Strength of Schedule 1. Cleveland Browns 1 15 0 .063 139 114 3 .549 2. San Francisco 49ers 2 14 0 .125 127 125 4 .504 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​...

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PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2017

Yesterday the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee  elected the class of 2017.  The new members of the hall consisted of a full back field with quarterback Kurt Warner and two extremely talented running backs in Terrell Davis and LaDainian Tomlinson.  A pass rusher named Jason Taylor, maybe the most consistent placekicker to ever play the game in Morten Andersen (Copenhagen, Denmark), one of the all-time fierce enforcers of the defensive secondary Senior inductee Kenny Easley and Jerry Jones as a contributor (owner, president and general manager) Dallas Cowboys.  These men were chosen from a list of 18...

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