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NFL Draft 2016 First Round Draft Order - The Titans are 'On the Clock'

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The Titans are 'On the Clock'
Browns Hold #2 Overall Selection

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NFL Draft 2016 Order
x - division winner / y - playoff berth
# Team / W-L / Opp W-L %

1. Tennessee Titans: 3-13 (.492)
2. Cleveland Browns: 3-13 (.531)
3. San Diego Chargers: 4-12 (.527)
4. Dallas Cowboys: 4-12 (.531)
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: 5-11 (.473)
6. Baltimore Ravens: 5-11 (.508)
7. San Francisco 49ers: 5-11 (.539)
8. Miami Dolphins: 6-10 (.469)
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 6-10 (.484)
10. New York Giants: 6-10 (.500)
11. Chicago Bears: 6-10 (.547)
12. New Orleans Saints: 7-9 (.504)
13. Philadelphia Eagles: 7-9 (.508)
14. Oakland Raiders: 7-9 (.512)
15. St. Louis Rams: 7-9 (.527)
16. Detroit Lions: 7-9 (.535)
17. Atlanta Falcons: 8-8 (.480)
18. Indianapolis Colts: 8-8 (.500)
19. Buffalo Bills: 8-8 (.508)
20. New York Jets: 10-6 (.441)
21 x Washington: 9-7 (.471)
22 x Houston: 9-7 (.496)
23 y Pittsburgh: 10-6 (.504)
24 y Seattle: 10-6 (.520)
25 y Green Bay: 10-6 (.531)
26 y Kansas City: 11-5 (.496)
27 x Minnesota: 11-5 (.504)
28 x Cincinnati: 12-4 (.477)
29 x New Eng: 12-4 (.473)
30 x Denver: 12-4 (.500)
31 x Arizona: 13-3 (.477)
32 x Carolina: 15-1 (.441)
Order from #21 thru #32 determined by postseason finish

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe 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 ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to 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 Rankings Week 17 – Panthers Fall From Unbeatens

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NFL Power Rankings Week 17 –
Panthers Fall From Unbeatens - Packers/Vikings Battle in Finale for NFC North Title

Rookies of the Week -
Offensive Player - RB David Johnson - Cardinals

Defensive Player - DE/LB Preston Smith - Redskins

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Defensive Player - CB Patrick Peterson - Cardinals

Photo - QB Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Team of Week 16 - Jets
Matchup of Week 17 - Vikings (10-5) at Packers (10-5)

NFL Power Rankings Week 17 –
Rank / Team / Record

1. Carolina Panthers (14-1)
The Panthers fell for the first time to the Falcons.

2. Arizona Cardinals (13-2)
Cardinals may be the best club in the NFL and very dangerous in the postseason.

3. New England Patriots (12-3)
Patriots are still in position for every home playoff game and bye week.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
Bengals lost a tough game vs the Broncos and need QB Andy Dalton to win in the postseason.

5. Green Bay Packers (10-5)
Packers looked terrible vs Arizona and must win Sunday nite when they host the Vikings.

6. Denver Broncos (11-4)
Broncos’ came up big vs the Bengals and host the Chargers with West title in the balance.

7. Seattle Seahawks (9-6)
The Seahawks were waxed by the Rams, though still are a wild card club who must win on the road in the playoffs.

8. Kansas City Chiefs (10-5)
Chiefs host their arch rival the Raiders with West title at stake.

9. Minnesota Vikings (10-5)
Vikings travel to Titletown to face the Packers with the winner the North champ.

10. New York Jets (10-5)
The Jets won a huge game vs the Patriots that has them alive for wild card entering final game in Buffalo.

11. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-6)
Steelers’ lost a critical matchup vs rival Ravens that leaves them home for the postseason.

12. Washington Redskins (8-7)
The Skins beat the Eagles that earned them the East title in a worst to first season.

13. Houston Texans (8-7)
Texans can clinch South title with a win at home vs the Jaguars this week.

14. Atlanta Falcons (8-7)
Falcons beat the undefeated Panthers last week in their lone shining moment this season.

15. St. Louis Rams (7-8)
The Rams beat a tough Seattle club and look to reach .500 mark in finale in San Fran.

16. Buffalo Bills (7-8)
The Bills host the Jets with HC Rex Ryan only hoping to end their playoff hopes.

17. Indianapolis Colts (7-8)
The Colts need help to win the South division in a season of major disappointment.

18. Oakland Raiders (7-8)
The Raiders showed definite improvement this season and look to win in KC to make the .500 mark.

19. New York Giants (6-9)
GMen were waxed in Minnesota that ended their playoff hopes as they face a major house cleaning this offseason.

20. Philadelphia Eagles (6-9)
Eagles fired HC Chip Kelly and were bombed by the Redskins that ended any postseason dreams.

21. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-9)
Bucs lost another close one and need to mature to become a playoff contender.

22. New Orleans Saints (6-9)
Saints will see many changes after another disappointing season.

23. Baltimore Ravens (5-10)
The Ravens fell off many key injuries, but have a solid core of players that can turn it around quickly.

24. Miami Dolphins (5-10)
The Dolphins don’t know how to win close games that keeps them watching the playoffs.

25. Chicago Bears (6-9)
The Bears beat the Bucs and are in many games, but still find ways to lose key games.

26. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-10)
The Jaguars are competitive weekly and have something to build on for next season.

27. Detroit Lions (6-9)
Lions are a mess and a rudderless franchise that will make more major changes this postseason.

28. Dallas Cowboys (4-11)
Cowboys offense continues to struggle came up short again vs the Jets and play out the string with another non-playoff season.

29. San Diego Chargers (4-11)
Chargers are expected to make major changes that may include a move north to Los Angeles.

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-11)
The 49ers are a team in decline and need a few strong draft classes to return to playoffs.

31. Cleveland Browns (3-12)
Browns actually went backwards this season with few questions answered positively.

32. Tennessee Titans (3-12)
The Titans were crushed by Texans in last one and mercifully close the season in Indy.

NFL Draft 2016 Order Into Final Regular Season Week

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NFL Draft 2016 Order

Cleveland and Tennessee went into the final weekend at 3-12 to determine the #1 overall selection for the NFL Draft 2016. Three clubs are at 4-11 and possible teams with the first overall selection. Both play vs divisional rivals, the Titans vs the Colts and the Browns against the Steelers. There are three teams at 4-11, Chargers, Cowboys and 49ers. The top ten clubs in the draft order will go down to the wire with 3 teams at 5-10 and 6 clubs at 6-9 entering the close of the NFL 2015 season. The final weekend will determine three divisional titles which had an effect on the playoff matchups, bye weeks and home field advantage.

Photo - DE Joey Bosa - Ohio St

x - Clinched division y - playoff team
# Team / W-L / Opp W-L % / Remaining Game

1 Tennessee - 3-12 - .492 - @IND
2 Cleveland - 3-12 - .533 - PITT
3 San Diego - 4-11 - .525 - @DEN
4 Dallas - 4-11 - .529 - WASH
5 San Fran - 4-11 - .550 - StL
6 Jacksonville - 5-10 - .471 - @HOUS
7 Miami - 5-10 - .475 - NE
8 Baltimore - 5-10 - .504 - @CIN
9 Tampa Bay - 6-9 - .483 - @CAR
10 NY Giants - 6-9 - .492 - PHIL
11 New Orleans - 6-9 - .508 - @ATL
12 Philadelphia - 6-9 - .513 - @NYG
13 Detroit - 6-9 - .538 - @CHI
14 Chicago - 6-9 - .546 - DET
15 Indianapolis - 7-8 - .500 - TENN
16 Buffalo - 7-8 - .508 - NY JETS
17 Oakland - 7-8 - .513 - @KC
18 St. Louis - 7-8 - .525 - @SF
19 Atlanta - 8-7 - .471 - NO
20 x Washington - 8-7 - .471 - @DALL
21 Houston - 8-7 - .496 - JAX
22 Pittsburgh - 9-6 - .508 - @CLEVE
23 y Seattle - 9-6 - .529 - @ARIZ
24 NY Jets - 10-5 - .438 - @BUFF
25 y Kansas City - 10-5 - .476 - OAK
26 y Minnesota - 10-5 - .529 - @GB
27 y Green Bay - 10-5 - .518 - MINN
28 x Cincinnati - 11-4 - .475 -- BALT
29 Denver - 11-4 - .504 - SD
30 x New Eng - 12-3 - .463 - @MIA
31 x Arizona - 13-2 - .471 - SEA
32 x Carolina - 14-1 - .442 - TB

NFL Power Rankings Week 16 - Chiefs Press Broncos For AFC West Title

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NFL Power Rankings Week 16 –
Panthers Remain Unbeaten - Chiefs Press Broncos For AFC West Title - NFL Power Poll

Rookies of the Week -
Offensive Player - RB David Johnson - Cardinals

Defensive Player - CB Marcus Peters - Chiefs

Players of the Week
Offensive Player - QB Ryan Fitzpatrick - Jets

Defensive Player - CB Patrick Peterson - Cardinals

Photo - DE J.J. Watt - Texans

Team of Week 15 - Redskins
Matchup of Week 16 - Packers (10-4) at Cardinals (12-2)

Rank / Team / Record

1. Carolina Panthers (14-0)
The Panthers held on vs the GMen and look to finish unblemished.

2. New England Patriots (12-2)
Patriots are in position for home playoff games and bye week.

3. Arizona Cardinals (12-2)
QB Carson Palmer bombed the Eagles to clinch NFC West title.

4. Cincinnati Bengals (11-3)
Bengals win a big game vs 49ers and travel to Denver looking to clinch AFC North title.

5. Green Bay Packers (10-4)
Packers travel to Arizona in what could be a NFC playoff matchup in a few weeks.

6. Denver Broncos (10-4)
Broncos’ are limping down the stretch with Chiefs breathing down their back.

7. Seattle Seahawks (9-5)
The Seahawks are coming on strong in hopes to be the top ranked wild card playoff team.
8. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5)
Steelers’ come off huge victories over the Bengals and Broncos but face rival Ravens this week.

9. Kansas City Chiefs (9-5)
Chiefs won their 8th game in a row and host the weak Browns in key matchup.

10. Minnesota Vikings (9-5)
Vikings host the Giants this week in key matchup for their playoff wild card hopes.

11. New York Jets (9-5)
The Jets are playing well but host their East menace the Patriots with their AFC wild card playoff hopes in the balance.

12. Washington Redskins (7-7)
The Skins beat the Bills and have a chance to make playoffs with win over the Eagles this Saturday.

13. Houston Texans (7-7)
Texans beat the Colts in critical AFC South matchup and must win a big game vs Titans to maintain divisional lead.

14. New York Giants (6-8)
GMen came up short in a wild shootout with the Panthers and face long mathematical chances for the playoffs.

15. Philadelphia Eagles (6-8)
Eagles were bombed by the Falcons and must beat the Redskins to stay alive for the playoffs this week.

16. Atlanta Falcons (7-7)
Falcons’ host the Panthers in must win situation for their slim playoff hopes.

17. Buffalo Bills (6-8)
The Bills came up vs the Skins and saw their playoff hopes end for another season.

18. Indianapolis Colts (6-8)
The Colts lost a tough South game vs the Texans that puts them in deep trouble for postseason.

19. Oakland Raiders (6-8)
The Raiders showed improvement this season, but another postseason watching the playoffs on TV.

20. Tampa Bay Bucs (6-8)
Bucs have made huge strides this season and will press to reach the .500 mark over final weeks.

21. St. Louis Rams (6-8)
The Rams travel to Seattle for West matchup with only a longshot chance of playoffs.

22. New Orleans Saints (5-9)
Saints’ defense has been their albatross once again.

23. Baltimore Ravens (4-10)
The Ravens will complete a down season, but are capable of turning it around quickly.

24. Miami Dolphins (5-9)
The Dolphins have a lot off offseason work to get this club to playoff levels.

25. Dallas Cowboys (4-10)
Cowboys came up short again vs the Jets and play out the string with another non-playoff performance.

26. Chicago Bears (5-9)
The Bears are still a ways from competing for the postseason.

27. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-9)
The Jaguars lost a key game vs Falcons, but have made huge progress this season.

28. Detroit Lions (5-9)
Lions playing out the schedule will major turnover expected this postseason.

29. San Diego Chargers (4-10)
Chargers are expected to make major changes that could include their QB Philip Rivers.

30. San Francisco 49ers (4-10)
The 49ers are a shell of recent teams and need a strong draft class to reverse their fortunes.

31. Cleveland Browns (3-11)
Browns made little progress this season and face all the major questions once again this offseason.

32. Tennessee Titans (3-11)
The Titans are not competitive weekly this season and add a strong influx of new talent to get to respectability.

Panther's Josh Norman Scouting Report - Draft Insiders’ 2012 Yearbook

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CB Josh Norman Scouting Report - Draft Insiders’ 2012 Yearbook - Frank Coyle

Josh Norman was selected in the 5th Round of NFL Draft 2012 by the Panthers – Today he is one of the Top Five cornerbacks in the NFL

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Draft Insiders' Pro Prospect Preview for the NFL Draft 2016 - available now - Order Today

Josh Norman #24 - 6’ 195 lbs. - Coastal Carolina Sp. 4.55 Rating 78 Hindu Theory: Kelvin Hayden
Agile tall senior corner had a fine career in the Big South starting the past three seasons, earning honors over that period. Josh has good athletic skills and high production that earned him invitations to the East-West and Senior Bowl All-star games and the NFL Combine. He is a high cut athlete who moves easily and has the skill set to become a starting NFL cover man. He is a well-developed athlete at just over 6’ and 195 lbs., and will benefit from an NFL weight-training program. He moves well with quick feet and smooth flexible hips to turn and cover in the deep game and close on the ball to make plays. He displayed playmaking ability as a cover corner over his career that saw him total 35 PBU and 13 interceptions. He is not as physical or disciplined as scouts want in a prospect, but he has an intriguing skill set for the corner and shows fine man matchup talent. He has good size, speed, quickness, agility and ball instincts to become a quality NFL corner with more development and consistency. He needs development in his basic technique and his initial reads to fully realize his talent that ranks him among the top small college prospects despite some inconsistencies. He has the fine athletic ability that allows him to matchup in coverage with the premier receivers. Over his career, he showed the speed to run stride for stride with the top receivers from the lower level of competition relying on his physical size and leaping ability to battle for the ball. He has the combination of size, speed, quickness and agility with the ability to read routes and make sound decisions. His instincts are good, though he needs some development in his reads and adjustments especially when to gamble and when to play with sound positioning in coverage. He is quick on the underneath patterns when he reads well using his speed to break on the ball. He has smooth movement skills for a bigger corner and performs positional drills at a level of smaller athletes. He has the hip flexibility and footwork to make an easy transition with the speed to run with receivers stride for stride. His fine height and reach allow him to win matchups with big receivers and win. He has rare corner size and reach with good movement skills to play tight man coverage. In his back pedal, he is usually smooth, fluid and shows the ability to sink his hips despite his height that allows him to break quickly on the ball. His initial reads are usually sound and his good ball skills led many teams to throw away from him since his sophomore season. He has good COD skills and is supple for a big defender with quick anticipation skills when he reads the route properly. That allows him to use his AA and leaping ability to make plays where he displays very good body control and is fluid coming out his breaks. He has the ability to recover with the good speed that scouts look for in a starting corner with the quick feet in his pedal, explosion out of his plant and the ability to drive and close. In zone coverage, he is raw in some respects and needs development and may need some time before feeling comfortable in that scheme, though it might be the best fit for him. He shows good play recognition ability with the closing burst to make up for mistakes with developing ball skills. His range and catch up speed are good with the burst of speed to recover nicely. He uses his long arms well to deflect passes and can match up, combining the leaping and agility skills. As a tackler, he is not a physical hitter and is more a drag down defender who needs definite strength development to improve in this key area. He has to prove more physical to earn a starting corner role. He is similar to Kelvin Hayden in size, agility, speed, and LOD. His likeness to Hayden is very similar physical skill set to become a good corner and probably an eventual starter. At the NFL Combine, he came in just over 6’ and 197 lbs. He ran a disappointing 4.66 forty with a 1.52 time in the ten yard split. He did 13 reps with a 33” VJ and 10’4” BJ. As a senior, he started 10 of 11 games and had 62 tackles with 2 FF, 12 PBU and 2 picks that earned Big South honors. As a junior, he started 11 of 12 games and had 56 tackles with 1 FF, 9 PBU and 1 pick that earned Big South honors. As a sophomore, he started 11 games and made 43 tackles with 7 PBU and 8 picks. He can be a gambling aggressive cover man who can bite on double moves and needs better overall discipline. He has adequate recovery speed to match up vs. top receivers but the size to battle the big wideouts consistently. Rising top 100 prospect on my board with fine overall talent with further upside. He was considered a middle round prospect entering the All-star postseason where he drew raves at the East-West practices that earned him a Senior Bowl invitation. Figures in the 3rd round area with clubs like the Falcons, Raiders and Cards interested. Fast rising developing corner with a big upside to be solid starter in time.
Draft Projection: 3rd-4th Round

College Bowl 2015-2016 Schedule Enters Key Weeks

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College Football Playoff Schedule

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl
Dec. 31 - No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Clemson

Miami Gardens, Florida | Sun Life Stadium
4 p.m. on ESPN

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Alabama

Dec. 31 - Arlington, Texas | AT&T Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T
Jan. 11 - Glendale, Arizona |
University of Phoenix Stadium
8:30 p.m. on ESPN

College Bowl Schedule – 2015-2016
42 Total Bowl Games

Dec. 22
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Akron vs. Utah State
Boise, Idaho | Albertsons Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ESPN

Marmot Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo vs. Temple
Boca Raton, Florida | FAU Stadium
7 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 23
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Boise State vs. Northern Illinois
San Diego | Qualcomm Stadium
4:30 p.m. on ESPN

GoDaddy Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Bowling Green
Mobile, Alabama | Ladd-Peebles Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 24
Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan
Nassau, Bahamas | Robinson National Stadium
Noon on ESPN

Hawai'i Bowl
San Diego State vs. Cincinnati
Honolulu | Aloha Stadium
8 p.m. on ESPN

Dec. 26
St. Petersburg Bowl

Connecticut vs. Marshall
St. Petersburg, Florida | Tropicana Field
11 a.m. on ESPN

Hyundai Sun Bowl
Miami vs. Washington State
El Paso, Texas | Sun Bowl
2 p.m. on CBS

Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Washington vs. Southern Miss
Dallas | Cotton Bowl
2:20 p.m. on ESPN

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Indiana vs. Duke
Bronx, New York | Yankee Stadium
3:30 p.m. on ABC

Camping World Independence Bowl
Tulsa vs. Virginia Tech
Shreveport, Louisiana | Independence Stadium
5:45 p.m. on ESPN

Foster Farms Bowl
UCLA vs. Nebraska
Santa Clara, California | Levi's Stadium
9:15 p.m. on ESPN

Draft Insiders’ 2015 All-America First Team

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Draft Insiders’ - Frank Coyle
2015 All-America First Team

Players of the Year
Offense - RB Derrick Henry - Alabama
Defense - DE Joey Bosa - Ohio St.

Photo - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

* Underclassmen
Offense
Pos / Player / Height / Weight / Class / School

QB Deshaun Watson 6-2 210 - Soph - Clemson
RB *Derrick Henry - 6-3 245 - Junior - Alabama
RB Christian McCaffrey - 6-0 200 - Soph - Stanford
WR *Corey Coleman - 5-11 190 - Junior - Baylor
WR Josh Doctson - 6-3 195 - Senior - TCU
WR * Will Fuller - 6-1 195 - Junior - Notre Dame
TE Hunter Henry - 6-5 245 - Junior - Arkansas
OL Spencer Drango - 6-6 310 - Senior - Baylor
OL Ronnie Stanley - 6-5 310 - Senior - Notre Dame
OL Vadal Alexander - 6-6 325 - Senior - LSU
OL Joshua Garnett - 6-5 325 - Senior - Stanford
C Nick Martin - 6-4 300 - Senior - Notre Dame

Defense
Pos / Player / Height / Weight / Class / School

DE * Joey Bosa - 6-5 275 - Junior - Ohio St.
DE Carl Nassib - 6-7 275 - Senior - Penn State
DT * Robert Nkemdiche - 6-4 295 - Junior - Ole Miss
DT D’Shawn Robinson - 6-4 310 - Senior - Alabama
LB Reggie Ragland - 6-2 250 - Senior - Alabama
LB Tyler Matakevich - 6-1 235 - Senior - Temple
LB * Jaylon Smith - 6-3 235 - Junior - Notre Dame
CB * Vernon Hargreaves III- 5-11 199 - Junior - Florida
CB * Desmond King - 5-11 200 - Junior - Iowa
S Jeremy Cash - 6-2 210 - Senior - Duke
S Jalen Ramsey - 6-1 200 - Junior - Florida St.

Special Teams
Pos / Player / Height / Weight / Class /School

P Tom Hackett - 5-11 195 - Senior - Utah
PK Ka’imi Fairbairn - 6-0 190 - Senior - UCLA
KR * Evan Berry - 5-11 207 - Soph - Tennessee
PR * William Likely - 5-7 175 - Junior - Maryland
AP Ryan Switzer - 5-10 185 - Junior - North Carolina

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe 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 ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to 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.

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