Author: Tony Softli


Tony Softli My time as a NFL front office Executive were I earned the knowledge and insight on roster build along with the  personnel wheel of fortune when dealing with the cap, free agency and the draft process was my focus and passion for 15 years.  While the ownership philosophies differ from the Carolina Panthers, St. Louis Rams and throughout the NFL, the two avenues to acquire players remained the same, free agents to fill hot spots and the bloodline of every professional sports organization, the yearly draft. With the dust now settled on the 2017 NFL free agency...

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Tony Softli As the yearly NFL Draft is clearly a projection and not an exact science when it comes to making picks or even draft day trades, several General Managers and Executive V.P. use some form of the Trade Chart as a guide too make critical decisions for their franchise.  Each club wants to maintain an even playing field and work hard to make sure another club doesn’t get the advantage within a trade.  Below is an example of a Trade Chart, keep in mind there are several versions and point breakdown varies. Again this process is only a...

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Blog by Josh Buchanan for   Rank Pos First Name Last Name School Projection 1 TE Adam Shaheen Ashland 2nd-3rd 2 WO Cooper Kupp Eastern Washington 2nd-3rd 3 DE Tanoh Kpassagnon Villanova 3rd-4th 4 DE Derek Rivers Youngstown State 3rd-4th 5 OG Jessamen Dunker Tennessee State 4th 6 OG Jordan Morgan Kutztown 5th 7 TE Eric Saubert Drake 5th 8 OT Julie’n Davenport Bucknell 5th 9 IB Connor Harris Lindenwood (MO) 5th-6th 10 DC Brendan Langley Lamar 6th 11 NT Grover Stewart Albany State (GA) 6th 12 OH Tarik Cohen North Carolina A&T 6th 13 DE Keionta Davis...

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  With the NFL Draft less than a week away and off season workouts already started, the NFL pre-season is only 120 days away. Listed below is the complete 2017 NFL Schedule by week.   WEEK 1 Thursday, September 7, 2017 Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots                          8:30p (ET)            8:30p     NBC   Sunday, September 10, 2017 New York Jets at Buffalo Bills                                                      1:00p (ET)            1:00p     CBS Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears                                               12:00p (CT)         1:00p     FOX Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals                                  1:00p (ET)            1:00p     CBS Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns                                               1:00p (ET)            1:00p     CBS...

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With the dust settled on Super Bowl LI and Tom Brady’s jersey now recovered, its almost time for NFL teams off season Workout sessions to begin.  NFL Players wanted more time off to allow their bodies to heal from season end to off season workouts began, the directive of the players, let our bodies heal before the next session begins, which may help extend the careers of many.  Off season workout sessions were shortened, limited in nature and organized in a much different structure to help the players or the product. The NFL and NFLPA agreed on the last...

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