It’s the Rams vs Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

It’s the Rams vs Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Super Bowl LIII
When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. et on CBS
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Frank Coyle – head scout

In probably the most exciting day in NFL history, the Rams and Patriots won their NFC and AFC championship games with dramatic overtime victories. The Rams/Patriot game will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI.

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The Rams return to the Super Bowl in only HC Sean McVay’s second season after 12 consecutive non-playoff appearances. It is the Rams’ fourth appearance in the SB. On Sunday, they fought back twice to tie the Saints and won in overtime on a 57 yard game winning FG by Greg Zuerlein. It was the longest FG in NFL Postseason history.

The Patriots go to their third consecutive Super Bowl and 11th overall in history and the 9th between HC Bill Belichick and Pro Bowl QB Tom Brady tenure. They won this time on one their patented long drives including the game winning drive in overtime after winning the coin toss. Brady outbattled young Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes in a postseason classic with the Patriots prevailing in the end.

We will have our Super Bowl LIII matchup story prior to the event.




NFL Office Releases Official List of Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019

NFL Office Releases Official List of Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019

 The list of college players granted special eligibility for entry to the 2019 NFL Draft was released by the NFL.

Each of the players granted special eligibility has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 14. Players had another three days to rescind their decision. No players again this year changed their intentions.

 The players granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft:
  alphabetically

103 Underclassmen Declared for the NFL Draft 2019
   Ed Alexander, DT, LSU
  Jeff Allison, LB, Fresno State
  JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
  Mike Bell, S, Fresno State
  Amani Bledsoe, DE, Oklahoma
  Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
  Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
  A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
  Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
  Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
  Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
  Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
  Hamp Cheevers, CB, Boston College
  Damarea Crockett, RB, Missouri
 Maxx Crosby, DE, Eastern Michigan
 Tyrel Dodson, LB, Texas A&M
 Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest
 Clifton Duck, CB, Appalachian State
 Jovon Durante, WR, Florida Atlantic
 David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
 Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma
 Datryan Evans, TE, Friends
 Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
 Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State
 Malik Gant, DB, Marshall
 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
 Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
 Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan
 Kevin Givens, DT, Penn State
 Jalen Guyton, WR, North Texas
 Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
 Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
 N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
 Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
 Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
 Nate Herbig, OG, Stanford
 Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
 Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida
 T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
 Joshuwa Holloman, RB, Eastern Michigan
 Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
 Travis Homer, RB, Miami
 Amani Hooker, DB, Iowa
 Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
 Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
 Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
 Andre James, OT, UCLA
 Darryl Johnson, DE, North Carolina A&T
 Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo
 Tyron Johnson, WR, Oklahoma State
 Michael Jordan, OG, Ohio State
 Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
 Tre Lamar, LB, Clemson
 Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
 Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
 Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
 David Long, CB, Michigan
 Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
 Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame
 Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State
 Connor McGovern, OL, Penn State
 D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
 Shareef Miller, DE, Penn State
 Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon
 David Montgomery, Rb, Iowa State
 Trayvon Mullen, DB, Clemson
 Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
 Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
 Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia
 Chidi Okeke, OT, Tennessee State
 Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
 Jachai Polite, DE, Florida
 Ryan Pulley, CB, Arkansas
 Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
 Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
 Tyler Roemer, OT, San Diego State
 Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
 Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida
 Kendall Sheffield, DB, Ohio State
 Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
 Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
 Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn
 Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
 Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
 Savion Smith, DB, Alabama
 Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky
 Dredrick Snelson, WR, Central Florida
 Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
 Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
 Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State
 John Ursua, WR, Hawaii
 Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
 Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
 Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
 Devin White, LB, LSU
 Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB, Florida Atlantic
 Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
 James Williams, RB, Washington State
 Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
 Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State
 Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
 Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
 Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
 
Following 32 players under NFL rules notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements. Consequently, they are eligible for selection:
 
 Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
 Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State
 Ryan Bates, OT, Penn State
 Venzell Boulware, OL, Miami
 Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
 Xavier Crawford, CB, Central Michigan
 Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn
 Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson
 Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
 Youhanna Ghaifan, DT, Wyoming
 Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
 Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State
 Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
 Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
 Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
 Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss
 David Long, LB, West Virginia
 Erik McCoy, OL, Texas A&M
 Jakobi Meyers, WR, N.C. State
 Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa
 Tony Pollard, RB, Memphis
 Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR, North Carolina
 Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State
 Quart’e Sapp, LB, Tennessee
 Cortrelle Simpson, WR, Richmond
 Sutton Smith, DE, Northern Illinois
 Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
 William Sweet, OT, North Carolina
 Josiah Tauaefa, LB, UTSA
 Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
 Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
 Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
 
Following 9 players inquired about their draft status and are eligible
for selection without the need for special eligibility
 
 Sean Adesanya, DE, Central Michigan
 Blessuan Austin, DB, Rutgers
 Jordan Brailford, DE, Oklahoma State
 Keenen Brown, TE, Texas State
 Byron Cowart, DE, Maryland
 D’Andre Ferby, DE, Western Kentucky
 P.J.Johnson, DT, Arizona
 Daniel LaCamera, K, Texas A&M
 L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State
 

NFL List of Official Underclassmen by Year
   Year Players Granted Special Eligibility
 
2019 – 103
2018 – 106
2017 – 95
2016 – 96
2015 – 74
2014 – 98
2013 – 73
2012 – 65
2011 – 56
2010 – 53
 




Draft Insiders’ 2018 All-Pro Teams

Draft Insiders’ All-Pro Teams

Frank Coyle/ Head scout

 Draft Insiders’ announces its annual Pro Bowl teams with the NFC and AFC championship games set for next Sunday, the Chiefs host the Patriots and the Saints play the Rams,

  The NFL’s four best teams with square off for the honor to meet in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3rd. The four finalists have dominated out Pro Bowl clubs, along with several interesting first year and young players. The four title game clubs were the four highest scoring teams in the league in 2018 as the NFL continues in a dominate pass oriented game.  

MVP – QB Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs
Defensive POY – DT Aaron Donald – Rams

Comeback POY – QB Andrew Luck – Colts

Rookies of the Year
  Offense – RB Saquon Barkley – Giants
  Defense – LB Darius Leonard – Colts
 
* rookies

Draft Insiders’ 2019 January Newslettter will be available this week – All Underclassmen, 2 Round MD, and new Top 100 Pro Prospects

Draft Insiders’ Pro Bowl Teams
First Team
Offense

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Running Back: * Saquon Barkley – New York Giants
1A Type: Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Tight End: Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Wide Receivers:
 Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints
 DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans

Left Tackle: David Bakhtiari – Green Bay Packers
Right Tackle: Mitchell Schwartz – Kansas City Chiefs
 
Left Guard: * Quenton Nelson – Indianapolis Colts
Right Guard: Zack Martin – Dallas Cowboys
Center: Jason Kelce – Philadelphia Eagles
 
Defense
Edge Rushers:
 J.J. Watt – Houston Texans
 Khalil Mack – Chicago Bears
 Cameron Jordan – New Orleans Saints
 
Tackles:
   Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams
  Chris Jones – Kansas City Chiefs

Linebackers:
Luke Kuechly – Carolina Panthers
Bobby Wagner – Seattle Seahawks
* Darius Leonard – Indianapolis Colts
 
Cornerbacks: Kyle Fuller – Chicago Bears
 Stephon Gilmore – New England Patriots
 
Safeties:
  * Derwin James – Los Angeles Chargers
  Eddie Jackson – Chicago Bears
  Nickel Back: Desmond King – Los Angeles Chargers
 
Special Teams
Placekicker: Aldrick Rosas – New York Giants
Punter: * Michael Dickson – Seattle Seahawks
Kick Returner: Andre Roberts – New York Jets
Punt Returner: Tarik Cohen – Chicago Bears
Special Teamer: Adrian Phillips – Los Angeles Chargers
 
Second Team
Offense
Quarterback:
  Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
 
Running Back:
Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams
1A Type: Christian McCaffrey – Carolina Panthers
 
Tight End: George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers
 
Wide Receivers:
Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys
 
Left Tackle: Duane Brown – Seattle Seahawks
Right Tackle: Ryan Ramczyk – New Orleans Saints
 
 Left Guard: Joel Bitonio – Cleveland Browns
 Right Guard: Marshal Yanda – Baltimore Ravens
 Center: Maurkice Pouncey – Pittsburgh Steelers
 
Defense
Edge Rushers:
 Von Miller – Denver Broncos
 Myles Garrett – Cleveland Browns
 Danielle Hunter – Minnesota Vikings
 
Tackles:  
 Fletcher Cox – Philadelphia Eagles
 Jurrell Casey – Tennessee Titans
 
Linebackers:
 C.J. Mosley – Baltimore Ravens
 * Leighton Vander Esch – Dallas Cowboys
T.J. Watt – Pittsburgh Steelers

 Cornerbacks:
   Byron Jones – Dallas Cowboys
   Xavien Howard – Miami Dolphins
 
Safeties:
  Jamal Adams – New York Jets
  Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings
  Nickel Back: * Denzel Ward – Cleveland Browns
 
Special Teams
Placekicker: Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens
Punter: Johnny Hekker – Los Angeles Rams
Kick Returner: Cordarrelle Patterson – New England Patriots
Punt Returner: Desmond King – Los Angeles Chargers
Special Teamer: Cory Littleton – Los Angeles Rams

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




NFL Power Poll – Cowboys Clinch East, Seahawks Earn Wild Card Berth

NFL Power Poll – Week 17

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Final Regular Season Games
Cowboys Clinch East Division, Seahawks Earn Wild Card Berth

Team of the Week  
    Ravens rip Chargers, 22-10

Upset of the Week
  Seahawks outlast Chiefs, 38-31

Players of the Week
  Offense – RB Christian McCaffrey – Panthers     
  Defense – LB Jaylen Smith – Cowboys
 
Rookies of Week
    Offense – RB Sony Michel – Patriots
    Defense – LB Tremaine Edmunds – Bills

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Game of Week #17 – Colts (9-6) at Titans (9-6)  
Winner Earns Final AFC Wild Card Berth

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 17

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 – 13-2 Saints
Saints’ earned the home field advantage plus bye thru NFC playoffs.

#2 -12-3 Rams
Rams’ stopped their two game losing streak, holding 2nd spot in NFC playoffs.

#3 – 11-4 Chiefs
Chiefs’ lost a tough game to the Seahawks. Host the Raiders with AFC West title in the balance.

#4 – 11-4 Bears
The Bears can knock the Vikings out of the playoffs this week and claim #2 spot.

#5 -11- 4 Chargers
Chargers are here to stay. Hoping to clinch West title with win over Broncos and Chiefs loss.

#6 – 10-5 Texans
Texans’ lost to the Eagles on the last play of the game that may cost them a bye week in playoffs.

#7 – 10-5 Patriots
Pats won their 10th straight AFC East title with win over the Bills. Nothing ever changes in this division.

#8 – 9-6 Seahawks
Seahawks came up big and beat the Chiefs that earned a wild card berth.

#9 – 9-6 Cowboys
The Cowboys win the East division title with some big plays on both sides of the ball.

#10 – 9-6 Ravens
Ravens beat the Chargers in an impressive display of defense and one of the emerging teams in the AFC currently.

#11 – 9-6 Colts
QB Andrew Luck brought the Colts back from a big deficit. Face the Titans in a winner takes all wild card spot in the AFC.

#12 – 8-6-1 Steelers
Steelers’ lost to the Saints in a must win situation. Host the Bengals in must win spot but also needs the Browns to beat the Ravens to win the North title.

#13 – 9-6 Titans
The Titans took care of the Jets to complete a New York sweep.

#14 – 8-7 Eagles
Eagles won huge matchup with Texans. Travel to the Capital in must win situation while hoping Vikings lose to Bears.

#15 – 8-6-1 Vikings
Vikings beat the Lions for another big win. Face the Bears in their final must win game situation for playoff hopes.

#16 – 7-8 Redskins
The Redskins host the Eagles, hoping to end their repeat dreams.

#17 – 7-7-1 Browns
Browns had a great season and could finish over .500 with a win over the tough Ravens on the road.

#18 – 7-8 Dolphins
Dolphins lost to the Jaguars that ended their slim playoff hopes.

#19 – 6-9 Falcons
Falcons wacked the Panthers for a respectable late run.

#20 – 6-9 Broncos
Broncos came up empty once again with another horrible loss this time to the Raiders. Big changes this offseason.

#21 – 6-9 Panthers
Panthers have been inept over the 2nd half of the season. This club needs a fairly big overhaul.

#22 – 6-9 Bengals
Bengals’ lost to the Browns for a Cleveland sweep this season for the first time since the 2002 season.

#23 – 5-10 Giants
The Giants allowed the Colts to get back into the game and gave away another contest late in the 4th period.

#24 – 5-9-1 Packers
The Packers came back and beat the Jets in overtime. Expect an active offseason here.

#25 – 5-10 Lions
Lions failed to show up vs the Vikings. Close season at Green Bay to end a very disappointing campaign.

#26 – 5-10 Bucs
Bucs came up short vs Cowboys. Club has failed to improve and continues their 10 year+ playoff drought.

#27 – 5-10 Bills
Bills turned the page with rookie QB Josh Allen at the helm, but a lot of rebuilding necessary to establish themselves as a contender.

#28 – 5-10 Jaguars
Jaguars’ ended the Dolphins playoff dreams last week. This offense needs new leader and playmakers.

#29 – 4-11 Jets
Jets’ lost to the struggling Packers in overtime. Finish in New England with slight improvement to build on going forward.

#30 – 4-11 49ers
The 49ers played the Bears tough, but continue to struggle with weak scoring offense.

#31 – 4-11 Raiders
Raiders beat the hated Broncos. Hope to parlay that with a victory in Kansas City in Sunday’s finale.

#32 – 3-12 Cardinals
Cardinals’ inept offense scored their only TD on a Larry Fitzgerald scoring pass. Finale in Seattle could be ugly.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Power Poll – Bears Clinch NFC North Division

NFL Power Poll – Week 16

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Bears Clinch NFC North Division
Chargers Clinch Playoff Berth – Tied With Chiefs for AFC West Division

Team of the Week  
    L.A. Chargers edge Kansas City Chiefs, 29-28

Upset of the Week
Philadelphia beats LA Rams, 30-23

 Players of the Week 
  Offense – QB Philip Rivers – Chargers     
  Defense – DE Melvin Ingram – Chargers

Rookies of Week
    Offense – RB Jaylen Samuels – Steelers
    Defense – LB Darius Leonard – Colts

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Game of Week #16 – Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at LA Chargers (11-3)  
Both clubs still alive for divisional titles

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 16

NFL Ranking /Record /Team

#1 – 12-2 Saints
Saints’ returned to the victory column quickly vs the Panthers.

#2 -11-3 Rams
Rams’ are starting to look ordinary the past few weeks.

#3 – 11-3 Chiefs
Chiefs’ lost a shootout to the Chargers. Go to Seattle in a huge matchup for both clubs.

#4 – 11-3 Chargers
Chargers have been relentless, showing the maturity to win key contests.

#5 – 10-4 Texans
Texans’ returned to the winning column vs the Jets. Look to clinch AFC South with win in Philly.

#6 – 10-4 Bears
The Bears beat the Packers in last one to clinch North title.

#7 – 9-5 Patriots
Pats lost their second game in a row. Probably lose home field advantage beyond the first round of playoffs.

#8 – 8-6 Seahawks
Seahawks lost to the 49ers in overtime that may cost them a playoff berth.

#9 – 8-6 Cowboys
The Cowboys were shutout by the Colts after five straight wins. Host the Bucs hoping for division title win.

#10 – 8-5-1 Steelers
Steelers’ beat the Patriots in a must win situation. Travel to New Orleans in another huge game to hold their AFC North leadership.

#11 – 8-6 Ravens
Ravens beat the Bucs to pressure the Steelers. Face the Chargers on the West coast Saturday that can define both divisions.

#12 – 8-6 Colts
Colts’ Andrew Luck came up big again, this time vs the Cowboys. Host the Giants in another must win situation on Sunday.

#13 – 8-6 Titans
The Titans shutout the GMen. Host the Skins this Sunday and must win to stay abreast in crazy AFC wild card race.

#14 – 7-7 Dolphins
Dolphins caved on to the Vikings in last one. Host Bucs holding on to long playoff chances.

#15 – 7-7 Eagles
Eagles refuse to die and won huge matchup with NFC leading Rams. Host the tough Texans in their next must win spot.

#16 – 7-6-1 Vikings
Vikings beat the Dolphins in a big win. Face the Lions in a must win trap game situation for any playoff hopes.

#17 – 7-7 Redskins
The Redskins edged out a win vs the Jaguars. Travel to Tennessee in a tough game that can end their playoff hopes.

#18 – 6-7-1 Browns
Browns are a tough out and beat the Broncos to stay mathematically alive for wild card spot.

#19- 6-8 Broncos
Broncos came up empty again with another horrible loss this time to the Browns. Face the Raiders playing only for pride vs a hated rival.

#20 – 6-8 Panthers
Panthers were inept again offensively, losing their sixth straight game this time to the Saints.

#21 – 6-8 Bengals
Bengals’ beat the Raiders in a meaningless game, holding on to respectability.

#22 – 5-9 Giants
The Giants played poorly last week vs the Titans that ended any playoff mathematical chances.

#23 – 5-8-1 Packers
The Packers were eliminated by the hated Bears last week. Expect a huge offseason turnover here.

#24 – 5-9 Lions
Lions lost to the lowly Bills. Host the Vikings hoping to play spoiler.

#25 – 5-9 Falcons
Falcons wacked the Cardinals in the basement bowl. Face Panthers in the disappointment bowl.

#26 – 5-9 Bucs
Bucs came up short in Baltimore. Travel to Big D dreaming of keeping Cowboys on the outside of the playoffs.

#27 – 5-9 Bills
Bills beat the Lions with rookie QB Josh Allen at the helm. Travel to New England in a huge test for their first year starter.

#28 – 4-10 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lost to the struggling Skins. They look to end the Dolphins playoff dreams this week.

#29 – 4-10 Jets
Jets’ lost to the Texans. Host the struggling Packers this Sunday in maybe their last chance to taste victory in 2018.

#30 – 4-10 49ers
The 49ers shocked the Seahawks in overtime. Host the tough Bears this Sunday.

#31 – 3-11 Cardinals
Cardinals’ pathetic offense came up short vs the Saints. Playing out the string, hosting the Rams this week.

#32 – 3-11 Raiders
Raiders will try to suck it up vs the hated Broncos. Huge roster turnover will continue this offseason.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




Bears and Cowboys Take Commanding Leads in NFC Divisions

NFL Power Poll – Week 15

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Bears and Cowboys Take Commanding Leads in NFC Divisions
Saints Clinch NFC South Division

Team of the Week  
    Chicago Bears edge LA Rams, 15-6

Upset of the Week
Miami beats New England, 34-33
 
Players of the Week
  Offense – QB Andrew Luck – Colts     
  Defense – LB Justin Houston – Chiefs
 
Rookies of Week
    Offense – RB Saquon Barkley – Giants
    Defense – LB Darius Leonard – Colts

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Game of Week #15 – Dallas Cowboys (8-5) at Indianapolis Colts (7-6)  
Cowboys Can Claim NFC East Title with victory

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 15

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -11-2 Rams
Rams’ drilled the Lions to win NFC West title.

#2 – 11-2 Chiefs
Chiefs’ playing for ‘Mahomes’ Field advantage in the AFC.

#3 – 11-2 Saints
Saints’ returned to the victory column quickly vs the Bucs.

#4 – 9-4 Patriots
Pats lose on the ‘Miami Miracle’ that has them coming back to the pack in the AFC playoff possibilities.

#5 – 9-4 Texans
Texans’ ended their nine game winning streak, losing a big division game to the Colt’s Andrew Luck.

#6 – 10-3 Chargers
Chargers are still only one game behind Chiefs in battle for AFC West title.

#7 – 9-4 Bears
The Bears were very impressive in their victory over the Rams Sunday night.

#8 – 8-5 Seahawks
Seahawks found a way to beat the Vikings Monday night.

#9 – 8-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys win their fifth straight game with huge victory over the Eagles in overtime.

#10 – 7-5-1 Steelers
Steelers’ lose their second straight to the lowly Raiders. Host the Patriots in a must win situation.

#11 – 7-6 Ravens
Ravens lost heartbreaker to Kansas City. In a dog fight for North title and final wild card playoff hopes.

#12 – 7-6 Colts
Colts’ Andrew Luck came up huge vs the Texans. Host the Cowboys Sunday that may decide any postseason hopes.

#13 – 7-6 Titans
The Titans beat the Jaguars last Thursday night. Rested for trip to play the GMen.

#14 – 7-6 Dolphins
Dolphins won huge miracle game vs the Patriots. Travel to Vikings hoping to catch them on the downswing.

#15 – 6-7 Eagles
Eagles lost a vital matchup to the Cowboys. Travel to LA to face the NFC leading Rams.

#16 – 6-6-1 Vikings
Vikings continue their slide with loss to the Seahawks. Host the Dolphins in a must win situation for any playoff hopes.

#17- 6-7 Broncos
Broncos came up empty in a horrible lose to the 49ers. Host the Browns with the loser virtually eliminated.

#18 – 5-8 Giants
The Giants played well again last week vs the Skins. Host the Titans for any playoff mathematical chances.

#19 – 5-7-1 Packers
The Packers beat the fading Falcons. Face a must win situation in Chicago on Sunday.

#20 – 6-7 Panthers
Panthers were inept losing their fifth straight game to the Brown. Host the Saints Monday night.

#21 – 6-7 Redskins
The Redskins were wacked by the GMen behind Mark Sanchez. Hoping for mathematical miracles over final three games.

#22 – 5-8 Bengals
Bengals’ will have some major changes this offseason after another lackluster effort.

#23 – 5-7-1 Browns
Browns beat the struggling Panthers last Sunday. Browns are 3-2 under interim HC Greg Williams.

#24 – 5-8 Lions
Lions beat the equally disappointing Cardinals. Travel to Buffalo in another winnable matchup.

#25 – 4-9 Falcons
Falcons were wacked again, this time by Green Bay. Host the Cardinals in a basement bowl contest.

#26 – 4-9 Jaguars
Jaguars’ were pounded by the Titans in last one. Host the Skins in a game that might determine the cellar in two divisions.

#27 – 5-8 Bucs
Bucs failed to show up vs the Saints. Travel to Baltimore in a difficult matchup this week.

#28 – 4-9 Bills
Bills lost to the Jets in the East basement bowl. Host the Lions in another meaningless matchup.

#29 – 4-9 Jets
Jets’ ended their six game losing streak. Host the Texans this Saturday in a huge test for young QB Sam Darnold.

#30 – 3-10 Cardinals
Cardinals’ pathetic offense gives them little chance to win in most games. Travel to Atlanta though in another winnable contest.

#31 – 3-10 49ers
The 49ers shocked the Broncos in last one. Host the tough Seahawks this Sunday.

#32 – 3-10 Raiders
Da Raiders surprised the Steelers last week. Travel to Cinny for another basement bowl matchup.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




NFL Power Poll – Rams Clinch NFC West

NFL Power Poll – Week 14

Rams Clinch NFC West
Chiefs Host Ravens In Key AFC Matchup

Team of the Week –
Chargers edge Steelers, 33-30

Upset of the Week
Dallas beats New Orleans, 13-10
 
Players of the Week
  Offense – RB Todd Gurley – Rams     
  Defense – LB DeMarcus Lawrence – Cowboys
 
Rookies of Week
    Offense – RB Phillip Lindsay – Broncos
    Defense – DL B.J. Hill – Giants

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Game of Week #13 – Philadelphia Eagles (6-6) at Dallas Cowboys (7-5)  
Cowboys Look to Claim Commanding NFC East Leadership

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 14

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -11-1 Rams
Rams’ drill Lions to win NFC West title.

#2 – 10-2 Chiefs
Chiefs’ pounded West rival the Raiders.

#3 – 10-2 Saints
Saints’ are rested after being shocked by the Cowboys on Thursday night.

#4 – 9-3 Patriots
Pats are ready to clinch AFC East on their trip to Miami.

#5 – 9-3 Texans
Texans’ on a nine game winning streak. Huge South matchup hosting Colts on Sunday.

#6 – 9-3 Chargers
Chargers looking to hit double digit victories for the first time since the 2013 season.

#7 – 8-4 Bears
The Bears were whipped by the GMen in last one.

#8 – 7-4-1 Steelers
Steelers’ let the Charger game get away from them. Only a half a game lead entering the final month.

#9 – 7-5 Seahawks
Seahawks are hot and host the Vikings Monday night that has major playoff ramifications.

#10 – 7-5 Ravens
Ravens drilled the Falcons. Go to Kansas City in huge test for any playoff hopes.

#11 – 7-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys are hitting stride with huge win over the Saints. Host the Eagles for East leadership in balance.

#12 – 6-5-1 Vikings
Vikings sliding with loss to the Patriots. Travel to Seattle in critical NFC matchup.

#13 – 6-6 Eagles
Eagles trashed the Skins Monday night. Travel to Big D in major East matchup.

#14- 6-6 Broncos
Broncos have won three straight coming off their bye week. Travel to San Fran looking to take another step for the postseason.

#15 – 6-6 Titans
The Titans edged out the Jets. Host the Jaguars Thursday night in key South matchup.

#16 – 6-6 Colts
Colts failed to protect Andrew Luck vs the Jaguars and were shutout to end their five game winning streak.

#17 – 6-6 Panthers
Panthers lost their fourth straight game behind Cam Newton’s four interceptions.

#18 – 6-6 Dolphins
Dolphins host the Patriots in a key matchup for any playoff hopes.

#19 – 6-6 Redskins
The Redskins lose QB Colt McCoy after Alex Smith injury. Face the Giants in a must win situation behind Mark Sanchez.

#20 – 4-8 Giants
The Giants played well vs the Bears. Must beat the Skins for any playoff mathematical chances.

#21 – 4-7-1 Packers
The Packers fired HC Mike McCarthy after a horrible home loss to the Cardinals.

#22 – 4-8 Falcons
Falcons were wacked by the Ravens. Go to Green Bay with loser out for the postseason.

#23 – 5-7 Bengals
Bengals’ are playing out the string with QB Andy Dalton on IR for the year.

#24 – 4-7-1 Browns
Browns ran into the Texans buzzsaw in last one. Host the fading Panthers this Sunday.

#25 – 4-8 Lions
Lackluster Lions travel to the desert for matchup with the equally disappointing Cardinals.

#26 – 4-8 Jaguars
Jaguars’ ended their seven game losing stretch with an impressive shutout of the Colts.

#27 – 5-7 Bucs
Bucs are playing fairly well. Host the Saints that will test any real improvement.

#28 – 4-8 Bills
Bills hosting the Jets in the East basement bowl.

#29 – 3-9 Jets
Jets’ hoping rookie QB Sam Darnold is healthy for the final month. Six game losing streak reflects marginal talent.

#30 – 3-9 Cardinals
Cardinals beat the Packers in Titletown. Host the Lions in another winnable contest.

#31 – 2-10 49ers
The 49ers were whipped by the Seahawks in last one. Host the tough Broncos this Sunday.

#32 – 2-10 Raiders
The Raiders were edged by the Chiefs. Host the Steelers this Sunday.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.




NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Draft Selection Order

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Draft Selection Order

With four games remaining in the 2018 season, the first round order for the NFL Draft 2019 is shaping the selection process. Currently, as many as 28 clubs still have mathematical chances to earn playoff spots. This weekend will probably eliminate another 5-6 clubs from any postseason play.

San Francisco and Oakland remain at the #1 and #2 spots with their 2-10 records. The 49ers earn the first overall selection currently on a weaker strength of opponents Won Loss record. The Jets and Cardinals hold the #3 and #4 overall choices on the merit of their poor 3-9 records. There is a logjam with five clubs at 4-8 and another two teams with a 4-7-1 records.

This weekend features a few key matchups, Jets vs Bills, Falcons vs Packers, Lions vs Cardinals that can change the top 10-12 selection spots significantly.

# Team / W-L / Opponents W-L %

1 San Francisco –  2-10    .526
2 Oakland       –  2-10      .568
3 NY Jets        –  3-9        .503
4 Arizona        –  3-9        .521
5 Detroit         –  4-8        .500
6 Atlanta         –  4-8        .503
7 NY Giants    –  4-8        .510
8 Buffalo        –  4-8        .521
9 Jacksonville –  4-8        .544
10 Green Bay   – 4-7-1     .479
11 Cleveland   –  4-7-1     .536
12 Tampa Bay – 5-7        .505
13 Cincinnati   –  5-7        .531
14 Miami         –  6-6        .453
15 Indianapolis  – 6-6        .469
16 Washington  – 6-6        .477
17 Carolina     –  6-6        .500
18 Tennessee  –  6-6        .516
19 Denver       –  6-6        .526
20 Philadelphia – 6-6        .529
21 Minnesota  –  6-5-1     .490
22 Oakland (Dallas)  –     7-5        .484
23 Seattle      –   7-5        .495
24 Baltimore  –   7-5        .500
25 Pittsburgh  –  7-4-1     .510
26 Oakland (Chicago)  –  8-4        .438
27 Houston     –  9-3        .456
28 New England  –          9-3        .477
29 LA Chargers – 9-3        .478
30 Green Bay (New Orleans)  –    10-2      .492
31 Kansas City  – 10-2      .490
32 LA Rams     – 11-1      .469




NFL Power Poll Week 12 – Rams Beat Chiefs In Wild Shootout

NFL Power Poll – Week 12

Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Rams Beat Chiefs In Wild Monday Night Shootout
Goff and Mahomes Excel in Classic Matchup

Team of the Week –
    Rams edge Chiefs, 54-51

Upset of the Week
Detroit beats Carolina, 20-19
 
Players of the Week
  Offense – QB Patrick Mahomes – Chiefs     
  Defense – LB Kahlil Mack – Bears

 Rookies of Week
    Offense – RB Saquon Barkley – Giants
    Defense – Safety Justin Reid – Texans

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Game of Week #12 – Washington Redskins (6-4) at Dallas Cowboys (5-5)  
Cowboys Hope to turn Redskins in Turkey Club

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 12

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -10-1 Rams
Rams’ beat the Chiefs to claim #1 ranking.

#2 – 9-2 Chiefs
Chiefs’ riding hot arm of young Patrick Mahomes.

#3 – 9-1 Saints
Saints’ host the Falcons in key South matchup. Veteran QB Drew Brees continues his MVP season.

#4 – 7-3 Patriots
Pats are rested for their stretch run.

#5 – 7-2-1 Steelers
Steelers’ edged the Jaguars to maintain North leadership.

#6 – 7-3 Texans
Texans’ win their 7th straight vs the Skins. Host the Titans in key divisional matchup.

#7 – 7-3 Bears
The Bears are coming off big win over the Vikings. Better not sleep on the Lions on Thanksgiving day.

#8 – 7-3 Chargers
Chargers lost tough one to the Broncos. Get the Cardinals at home in vital game.

#9 – 6-4 Panthers
Panthers lost to the Lions. Get Seahawks at home in key NFC matchup with playoff ramifications.

#10 – 5-4-1 Vikings
Vikings sliding with loss to the Bears. Host Packers Sunday night in telltale North contest.

#11 – 5-5 Seahawks
Seahawks edged the Packers. Go to Carolina in effort to get over .500.

#12 – 6-4 Redskins
The Redskins lose QB Alex Smith in defeat to the Texans. Turkey day in Dallas is a major challenge.

#13 – 5-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys are alive again and hope to take the next step with Thanksgiving matchup with Skins.

#14 – 5-5 Titans
The Titans face their most important South matchup with trip to Houston Monday night.

#15 – 4-5-1 Packers
The Packers find ways to lose close games. Trip to Minnesota is a must win situation.

#16 – 5-5 Colts
Colts trashed Titans behind MVP candidate Andrew Luck.

#17 – 5-5 Ravens
Ravens beat Bengals in key situation. Host Da Raiders this week.

#18 – 4-6 Eagles
Eagles were bombed in New Orleans. Host the GMen in a must win situation.

#19 – 4-6 Falcons
Falcons lost a heartbreaker to the Boys. Need a W in New Orleans.

#20 – 5-5 Dolphins
Dolphins face key matchup in Indy for any playoff hopes.

#21 – 5-5 Bengals
Bengals’ host the Browns in must win situation for postseason play.

#22- 4-6 Broncos
Broncos won a tough battle with the Chargers. Host the Steelers in a must win situation Sunday.

#23 – 3-6-1 Browns
Browns rested for tough finish with a few difficult road games on the schedule.

#24 – 4-6 Lions
Lions looking for revenge on the Bears on Turkey day.

#25 – 3-7 Giants
The Giants are looking respectable with a two game winning streak.

#26 – 3-7 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lost their six straight vs the Steelers.

#27 – 3-7 Bucs
Bucs host the 49ers in a game for major draft order implications.

#28 – 3-7 Bills
Bills hope to keep the momentum from their impressive victory for the Jets.

#29 – 3-7 Jets
Jets’ host the Patriots in hope of breaking their 4 game losing streak.

#30 – 2-8 49ers
The 49ers need a win to stay focused for the rest of the schedule.

#31 – 2-8 Cardinals
Cardinals may be the worst team in the league after their loss to the Raiders.

#32 – 2-8 Raiders
Da Raiders edged out the Cards to end their losing streak.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




NFL Power Poll – Rams Host Chiefs In Conference Leadership Battle

NFL Power Poll – Week 11

  Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Rams Host Chiefs In Conference Leadership Battle
Brees, Trubisky and Roethlsberger Star in Impressive Wins

Teams of the Week –
    Saints crush Bengals, 51-15
   Steelers bash Panthers, 52-21
 
Players of the Week
  Offense – QB Mitchell Trubisky – Bears     
  Defense – DE Cameron Heyward – Steelers
 
Rookies of Week
    RB Nick Chubb – Browns
    LB Darius Leonard – Colts

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Game of Week #11 – Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) at LA Rams (9-1)  
Rams get a home game with Mexican grass fiasco

Draft Insiders’ – NFL Power Poll – Week 11

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 -9-1 Rams
Rams’ beat the Seahawks. Pumped for the Chiefs.

#2 – 9-1 Chiefs
Chiefs’ cruising behind explosive offense and improving defense.

#3 – 8-1 Saints
Saints’ win their 8th straight game with another record setting performance by veteran QB Drew Brees.

#4 – 7-3 Patriots
Pats struggled vs tough Titan club lead by ex-player and coach Mike Vrabel.

#5 – 6-2-1 Steelers
Steelers’ starting to peat and will go forward without star runner Le’Veon Bell.

#6 – 7-2 Chargers
Chargers are learning how to win the divisional games.

#7 – 6-3 Panthers
Panthers were punched out by Pittsburgh in a huge Thursday night matchup.

#8 – 6-3 Texans
Texans’ are rested for their trip to Washington of divisional leaders.

#9 – 6-3 Bears
The Bears are looking like a playoff club. Host the Vikings with a chance to gain a strong hold on NFC North leadership.

#10 – 5-3-1 Vikings
Vikings travel to Chi town for critical North leadership in the balance.

#11 – 6-3 Redskins
The Redskins host the Texans looking for signature victory of the season.

#12 – 4-5 Eagles
Eagles lost to the staggering Cowboys. Go to New Orleans in a must win situation.

#13 – 4-5 Seahawks
Seahawks host the Packers in a must situation for both clubs playoff hopes.

#14 – 5-4 Titans
The Titans won another big game this time vs the Patriots. Travel to Indy for vital AFC South matchup.

#15 – 4-4-1 Packers
The Packers face a season defining matchup in Seattle on Thursday night.

#16 – 4-5 Cowboys
The Cowboys beat the Eagles to keep alive their NFC playoff hopes.

#17 – 4-5 Falcons
Falcons are still struggling to get the defense together.

#18 – 5-5 Dolphins
Dolphins are floundering in mediocrity.

#19 – 4-5 Colts
Colts won their third straight vs the Jaguars. Host the rising Titans in great matchup.

#20 – 5-4 Bengals
Bengals’ were trashed by the Saints. Go to Baltimore for divisional matchup.

#21 – 4-5 Ravens
Ravens lost their fourth straight game. Get the crumbling Bengals at home this week.

#22 – 3-6-1 Browns
Browns coming off big win vs the Falcons. Bye week before two road games.

#23 – 3-6 Lions
Lions were pounded in Chicago. Maybe last chance at home vs the Panthers to get back into postseason picture.

#24 – 3-6 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lose their five straight in another weak offensive performance.

#25- 3-6 Broncos
Broncos face heavy AFC schedule down the stretch.

#26 – 3-6 Bucs
Bucs face the Giants after another poor effort.

#27 – 3-7 Bills
Bills exploded against the Jets. Get their bye week to celebrate.

#28 – 3-7 Jets
Jets’ were embarrassed by the Bills and third string QB Matt Barkley.

#29 – 2-7 Giants
The Giants looking for two game winning streak with the Bucs coming to town.

#30 – 2-8 49ers
The 49ers fell to the Giants Monday night. Bye week to prepare for stretch.

#31 – 2-7 Cardinals
Cardinals host the Raiders in the Basement bowl.

#32 – 1-8 Raiders
The Raiders pathetic offense has hit new lows in recent weeks.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites