Your Daley Gator NFL Draft 2016 Update (Rounds 4 – 7)


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ROUND FOUR (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – PARKER EHINGER – OG – 6’6″ – 310 LBS – CINCINNATI BEARCATS

GRADE: C

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – ERIC MURRAY – CB – 5’11” – 199 LBS – MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS

GRADE: C-

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – MALCOLM MITCHELL – WR – 6’0″ – 198 LBS – GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GRADE: B

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HOUSTON TEXANS – TYLER ERVIN – RB – 5’10” – 192 LBS – SAN JOSE STATE SPARTANS

GRADE: C

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – WILLIE BEAVERS – OT – 6’5″ – 321 LBS – WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – ANDREW BILLINGS – DT – 6’1″ – 311 LBS – BAYLOR BEARS

GRADE: A+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – JERALD HAWKINS – OT – 6’6″ – 305 LBS – LSU TIGERS

GRADE: B-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – DEMARCUS ROBINSON – WR – 6’1″ – 203 LBS – FLORIDA GATORS

GRADE: B-

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – EVAN BOEHM – C – 6’2″ – 302 LBS – MISSOURI TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – BLAKE MARTINEZ – ILB – 6’2″ – 237 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: B+

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DENVER BRONCOS – DEVONTAE BOOKER – RB – 5’11” – 219 LBS – UTAH UTES

GRADE: A-

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – DEAN LOWRY – DE – 6’6″ – 296 LBS – NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS

GRADE: C

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ROUND FIVE (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – ZACK SANCHEZ – CB – 5’11” – 185 LBS – OKLAHOMA SOONERS

GRADE: C-

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DENVER BRONCOS – CONNOR MCGOVERN – OG – 6’4″ – 306 LBS – MISSOURI TIGERS

GRADE: B+

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – QUINTON JEFFERSON – DT – 6’4″ – 291 LBS – MARYLAND TERRAPINS

GRADE: C-

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – MATT LOANNIDIS – DT – 6’3″ – 299 LBS – TEMPLE OWLS

GRADE: A-

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HOUSTON TEXANS – K.J. DILLON – SS – 6’0″ – 210 LBS – WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

GRADE: A-

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – KENTRELL BROTHERS – ILB – 6’0″ – 245 LBS – MISSOURI TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – CHRISTIAN WESTERMAN – OG – 6’3″ – 298 LBS – ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

GRADE: A-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – KEVIN HOGAN – QB – 6’3″ – 218 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: D

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – TREVOR DAVIS – WR – 6’1″ – 188 LBS – CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS

GRADE: C

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – TYREEK HILL – WR – 5’8″ – 185 LBS – WEST ALABAMA TIGERS

GRADE: F

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HOUSTON TEXANS – D.J. READER – DT – 6’3″ – 327 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: B+

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – MARQUI CHRISTIAN – SS – 6’1″ – 200 LBS – MIDWESTERN STATE MUSTANGS

GRADE: C-

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – COLE TONER – OT – 6’5″ – 306 LBS – HARVARD CRIMSON

GRADE: C

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – ALEX COLLINS – RB – 5’10” – 217 LBS – ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

GRADE: C-

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ROUND SIX (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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DENVER BRONCOS – ANDY JANOVICH – RB – 6’1″ – 238 LBS – NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

GRADE: B-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – D.J. WHITE – CB – 5’11” – 193 LBS – GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

GRADE: C+

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – MORITZ BOEHRINGER – WR – 6’4″ – 227 LBS – SCHWABISCH HALL UNICORNS

GRADE: C

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – NATE SUDFELD – QB – 6’6″ – 234 LBS – INDIANA HOOSIERS

GRADE: C-

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – DAVID MORGAN II – TE – 6’4″ – 262 LBS – UTSA ROADRUNNERS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – CODY CORE – WR – 6’3″ – 205 LBS – OLE MISS REBELS

GRADE: C-

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – KYLE MURPHY – OT – 6’7″ – 295 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: B

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – DADI LHOMME NICOLAS – OLB – 6’3″ – 235 LBS – VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

GRADE: B+

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – HARLAN MILLER – CB – 6’0″ – 182 LBS – SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS

GRADE: B

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – JAMU GRUGIER-HILL – SS – 6’2″ – 208 LBS – EASTERN ILLINOIS PANTHERS

GRADE: D

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – ELANDON ROBERTS – ILB – 5’11” – 234 LBS – HOUSTON COUGARS

GRADE: B

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – JOEY HUNT – C – 6’3″ – 295 LBS – TCU HORNED FROGS

GRADE: B

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DENVER BRONCOS – WILL PARKS – SS – 6’0″ – 204 LBS – ARIZONA WILDCATS

GRADE: C+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – TRAVIS FEENEY – OLB – 6’4″ – 230 LBS – WASHINGTON HUSKIES

GRADE: B+

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – TED KARRAS – OG – 6’4″ – 307 LBS – ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

GRADE: C

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ROUND SEVEN (2015 PLAYOFF TEAMS ONLY)

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – DEVIN LUCIEN – WR – 6’2″ – 195 LBS – ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

GRADE: B

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – STEPHEN WEATHERLY – DE – 6’4″ – 267 LBS – VANDERBILT COMMODORES

GRADE: C

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DENVER BRONCOS – RILEY DIXON – P – 6’4″ – 221 LBS – SYRACUSE ORANGE

GRADE: C-

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – DEMARCUS AYERS – WR – 5’9″ – 182 LBS – HOUSTON COUGARS

GRADE: C

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – STEVEN DANIELS – ILB – 5’11” – 243 LBS – BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

GRADE: B-

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – KEITH MARSHALL – RB – 5’11” – 219 LBS – GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GRADE: C

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – KENNY LAWLER – WR – 6’2″ – 203 LBS – CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS

GRADE: C+

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – JAYRON KEARSE – SS – 6’4″ – 216 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – CLAYTON FEJEDELEM – SS – 6’0″ – 204 LBS – ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

GRADE: C+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – TYLER MATAKEVICH – ILB – 6’0″ – 238 LBS – TEMPLE OWLS

GRADE: A

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – ZAC BROOKS – RB – 6’0″ – 199 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: D

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – BEAU SANDLAND – TE – 6’4″ – 253 LBS – MONTANA STATE BOBCATS

GRADE: C

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Your Daley Gator NFL Draft 2016 Update (Rounds 2 & 3)


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ROUND TWO

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – EMMANUEL OGBAH – DE – 6’4″ – 273 LBS – OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS

GRADE: B

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TENNESSEE TITANS – KEVIN DODD – DE – 6’5″ – 277 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: C

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DALLAS COWBOYS – JAYLON SMITH -OLB – 6’2″ – 223 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: C

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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – HUNTER HENRY – TE – 6’5″ – 250 LBS – ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

GRADE: B+

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – MYLES JACK – OLB – 6’1″ – 245 LBS – UCLA BRUINS

GRADE: A

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – CHRIS JONES – DT – 6’6″ – 310 LBS – MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLSDOGS

GRADE: A

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MIAMI DOLPHINS – XAVIEN HOWARD – CB – 6’0″ – 201 LBS – BAYLOR BEARS

GRADE: B-

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – NOAH SPENCE – DE – 6’2″ – 251 LBS – EASTERN KENTUCKY COLONELS

GRADE: A-

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NEW YORK GIANTS – STERLING SHEPARD – WR – 5’10” – 194 LBS – OKLAHOMA SOONERS

GRADE: A

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BUFFALO BILLS – REGGIE RAGLAND – ILB – 6’1″ – 247 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: B

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BALTIMORE RAVENS – KAMALEI CORREA – OLB – 6’3″ – 243 LBS – BOISE STATE BRONCOS

GRADE: B-

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TENNESSEE TITANS – AUSTIN JOHNSON – DT – 6’4″ – 314 LBS – PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

GRADE: C+

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OAKLAND RAIDERS – JIHAD WARD – DT – 6’5″ – 297 LBS – ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

GRADE: B-

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TENNESSEE TITANS – DERRICK HENRY – RB – 6’3″ – 247 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: C

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DETROIT LIONS – A’SHAWN ROBINSON – DT – 6’4″ – 307 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: A-

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NEW ORLEAN SAINTS – MICHAEL THOMAS – WR – 6’3″ – 212 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: C

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – JASON SPRIGGS – OT – 6’6″ – 301 LBS – INDIANA HOOSIERS

GRADE: A

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – JARRAN REED – DT – 6’3″ – 307 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: B

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HOUSTON TEXANS – NICK MARTIN – C – 6’4″ – 299 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: B+

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NEW YORK JETS – CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG – QB – 6’4″ – 223 LBS – PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

GRADE: C

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ATLANTA FALCONS – DEION JONES – OLB – 6’1″ – 222 LBS – LSU TIGERS

GRADE: B+

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – SU’A CRAVENS – OLB – 6’1″ – 226 LBS – USC TROJANS

GRADE: A-

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MINNESOTA VIKINGS – MACKENSIE ALEXANDER – CB – 5’10” – 190 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – TYLER BOYD – WR – 6’1″ – 197 LBS – PITTSBURGH PANTHERS

GRADE: B-

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CHICAGO BEARS – CODY WHITEHAIR – OG – 6’4″ – 301 LBS – KANSAS STATE WILDCATS

GRADE: B+

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – T.J. GREEN – FS – 6’3″ – 205 LBS – CLEMSON TIGERS

GRADE: B-

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – SEAN DAVIS – CB – 6’1″ – 201 LBS – MARYLAND TERRAPINS

GRADE: A

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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – ROBERTO AGUAYO – K – 6’0″ – 207 LBS – FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

GRADE: F

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – CYRUS JONES – CB – 5’10” – 197 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: B+

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – VONN BELL – SS – 5’11” – 199 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: B

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – JAMES BRADBERRY – CB – 6’1″ – 211 LBS – SAMFORD BULLDOGS

GRADE: C+

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DENVER BRONCOS – ADAM GOTSIS – DT – 6’4″ – 287 LBS – GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS

GRADE: C

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ROUND THREE

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TENNESSEE TITANS – KEVIN BYARD – SS – 5’11” – 216 LBS – MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS

GRADE: B-

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – CARL NASSIB – DE – 6’7″ – 277 LBS – PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

GRADE: B+

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SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – MAX TUERK – C – 6’5″ – 298 LBS – USC TROJANS

GRADE: B+

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DALLAS COWBOYS – MALIEK COLLINS – DT – 6’2″ – 311 LBS – NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

GRADE: B

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – WILL REDMOND – CB – 5’11” – 182 LBS – MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS

GRADE: C

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – YANNICK NGAKOUE – OLB – 6’2″ – 252 LBS – MARYLAND TERRAPINS

GRADE: B-

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BALTIMORE RAVENS – BRONSON KAUFUSI – DE – 6’6″ – 285 LBS – BYU COUGARS

GRADE: A-

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NEW YORK GIANTS – DARIAN THOMPSON – FS – 6’2″ – 208 LBS – BOISE STATE BRONCOS

GRADE: B+

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CHICAGO BEARS – JONATHAN BULLARD – DE – 6’3″ – 285 LBS – FLORIDA GATORS

GRADE: A

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MIAMI DOLPHINS – KENYAN DRAKE – RB – 6’1″ – 210 LBS – ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE

GRADE: A-

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – KEIVARAE RUSSELL – CB – 5’11” – 192 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: B-

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OAKLAND RAIDERS – SHILIQUE CALHOUN – DE – 6’4″ – 251 LBS – MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

GRADE: B+

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – SHON COLEMAN – OT – 6’5″ – 307 LBS – AUBURN TIGERS

GRADE: A-

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CAROLINA PANTHERS – DARYL WORLEY – CB – 6’1″ – 204 LBS – WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

GRADE: C

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – JOE THUNEY – OG – 6’5″ – 304 LBS – NC STATE WOLFPACK

GRADE: C+

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – ISAAC SEUMALO – OG – 6’4″ – 303 LBS – OREGON STATE BEAVERS

GRADE: B

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BUFFALO BILLS – ADOLPHUS WASHINGTON – DT – 6’3″ – 301 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: C+

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ATLANTA FALCONS – AUSTIN HOOPER – TE – 6’4″ – 254 LBS – STANFORD CARDINAL

GRADE: B

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – LE’RAVEN CLARK – OT – 6’5″ – 316 LBS – TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

GRADE: B

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NEW YORK JETS – JORDAN JENKINS – OLB – 6’3″ – 259 LBS – GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GRADE: B-

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS – KENDALL FULLER – CB – 5’11” – 187 LBS – VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES

GRADE: A-

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HOUSTON TEXANS – BRAXTON MILLER – WR – 6’1″ – 201 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: A-

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MIAMI DOLPHINS – LEONTE CARROO – WR – 6’0″ – 211 LBS – RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

GRADE: B-

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CINCINNATI BENGALS – NICK VIGIL – ILB – 6’2″ – 239 LBS – UTAH STATE AGGIES

GRADE: B

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GREEN BAY PACKERS – KYLER FACKRELL – OLB – 6’5″ – 245 LBS – UTAH STATE AGGIES

GRADE: B+

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS – JAVON HARGRAVE – DT – 6’1″ – 309 LBS – SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS

GRADE: B+

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – C.J. PROSISE – RB – 6’0″ – 220 LBS – NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH

GRADE: B-

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – JACOBY BRISSETT – QB – 6’4″ – 231 LBS – NC STATE WOLFPACK

GRADE: C+

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ARIZONA CARDINALS – BRANDON WILLIAMS – CB – 5’11” – 197 LBS – TEXAS A&M AGGIES

GRADE: C+

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CLEVELAND BROWNS – CODY KESSLER – QB – 6’1″ – 220 LBS – USC TROJANS

GRADE: D

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – NICK VANNETT – TE – 6’6″ – 257 LBS – OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

GRADE: B-

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DETROIT LIONS – GRAHAM GLASGOW – OG – 6’6″ – 307 LBS – MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

GRADE: B

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – VINCENT VALENTINE – DT – 6’4″ – 329 LBS – NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS

GRADE: B-

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – REES ODHIAMBO – OG – 6’4″ – 314 LBS – BOISE STATE BRONCOS

GRADE: B

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DENVER BRONCOS – JUSTIN SIMMONS – FS – 6’2″ – 202 LBS – BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

GRADE: B-

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Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Will No Longer Participate In Several Obamacare Exchanges Following $1B In Losses

Obamacare Meltdown: Health Insurers Suffer Massive Losses – WorldNetDaily

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The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, announced Tuesday it has lost at least $1 billion under Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, and it can no longer afford to participate in a number of states, including Arkansas, Georgia and Michigan.

UnitedHealth is just one of the many health-insurance companies sounding the alarm that they will have to drastically hike premiums in the coming year or consider exiting the individual health-care marketplace in the wake of massive losses sustained over the first couple of years under the rules of President Obama’s signature health-care law.

A report in the Hill newspaper quotes Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini as well as multiple policy experts concluding the current track is unsustainable for the private sector insurance. Furthermore, a report from McKinsey & Company shows insurers lost money in the individual market in 41 of 50 states in 2014.

Galen Institute President Grace-Marie Turner told WND and Radio America she hears the very same thing from health insurance providers.

“I have talked with insurance company CEOs. I’ve talked with people in professional associations,” Turner said. “They’re very worried because they were virtually assured by the Obama administration that the market would have stabilized by now.”

She said this is not only a distress call to policy makers but a warning to consumers that much higher premiums are on the horizon.

“These reports and these announcements and these news stories are really warnings from the insurance industry, ‘Get ready because our premiums are going to have to be much higher if we’re going to continue to participate in the market. And if you tell us that you’re not going to approve those premium increases, we will drop out,’” Turner said.

Turner said insurance companies bought the Obama promise “that there would be enough young, healthy people in the markets to be able to offset the sicker, older people.” But something happened on the way to huge profits guaranteed through the individual mandate.

“The escape hatches [the health-care law] created, the weakness of the individual mandate has meant that they wind up with many more people who are sicker and using many more health care services than anticipated, and the premiums were not set to adjust to that,” Turner explained.

She said the bad financial ideas underpinning the law are being exposed.

“They also thought they were going to get this other money through a lot of risk corridor reinsurance payments as well as the tax credits that people get to purchase premiums,” she said. “So they thought all of those were going to make this a stable market. It’s only a stable market in the sense that the government is propping it up artificially with all these other funds and it’s not enough.”

“The escape hatches [the health-care law] created, the weakness of the individual mandate has meant that they wind up with many more people who are sicker and using many more health care services than anticipated, and the premiums were not set to adjust to that,” Turner explained.

She said the bad financial ideas underpinning the law are being exposed.

“They also thought they were going to get this other money through a lot of risk corridor reinsurance payments as well as the tax credits that people get to purchase premiums,” she said. “So they thought all of those were going to make this a stable market. It’s only a stable market in the sense that the government is propping it up artificially with all these other funds and it’s not enough.”

Turner said insurance companies are also getting crushed by people gaming the system. She said people sign up for coverage, get a lot of expensive health care right away and then cancel their coverage, only to sign up at the same government-guaranteed rate in the next open enrollment period.

She said this whole sea of red ink exposes the fundamental flaws with the law.

“It’s not a sustainable market,” Turner said. “You cannot have government dictating how a market works. Only the market can do that and we’re seeing the failure of government-controlled health care.”

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The insurance industry is likely to elicit few tears from opponents of the Obama health-care law as conservative activists implored companies not to get on board the Obama bandwagon. The industry didn’t listen, but Turner said watching them leave the marketplace is not an option, either.

“We need the private health insurance companies to continue to participate and to offer insurance if we are going to have a private market,” she said. “You don’t want them to fail.”

Turner is hopeful that the issue will get a lot of attention in the 2016 election season. She is confident that despite the rhetoric of some Democratic Party candidates, the American people do not want government-run health care.

“The support for single payer among the American people is as low now as it has ever been in decades,” said Turner, who advocates health competition in the private sector regulated by the states.

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Hey, Trumpians, Stop Saying That Cruz STOLE Colorado – And Cruzites, Stop Celebrating An Establishment Victory

It’s ridiculous to assert that Ted Cruz has stolen delegates in Colorado. All the candidates knew that the Colorado GOP had blocked average people from participating in that state’s caucus system many months ago. Indeed, it’s not the Cruz camp I have a problem with when it comes to the Colorado scenario, it’s the Republican party elite with whom I’ve a bone to pick. You see, by choosing to turn the state’s delegate allocation over to the will of establishment insiders and political hacks instead of the will of the voter base, party leaders are sending a clear message to millions of primary election voters nationwide that it doesn’t matter who you campaign for, organize for, or even cast your ballots for – when we allow it – because in the end WE are going to decide who gets the nomination. My only question is: why is anyone still pretending that the deck wasn’t stacked in the house’s favor from the start?

Tell me, could there be a more glaring example of contempt for democratic processes than this? Sure, the GOP is a private institution and its leaders are free to make up any rules they want to whenever they feel like it. Nobody with an above-room-temperature IQ is disputing that fact. What one needs to ask oneself is this: of all the ways the party big-wigs could have chosen to run their nomination process, why did they pick this incoherent mishmosh of primary/caucus/neither systems that dole out delegates in such variable and often confusing ways? I mean, even among states which allow for direct primary voting, there’s widely differing rules with respect to delegate allocation. Some states are winner-take-all, while others are winner-might-take-all if he or she wins up to a certain percentage of the vote. Other states are purely proportional in their delegate disbursements, while still others don’t seem to follow any rational course at all. Where’s the homogeneity here? …the consistency?

And why have party bosses waited until so late in the primary season to consider changes to the rules by which the convention will be run? Shouldn’t they have made those decisions before the primaries even started, if only for the purpose of appearing fair and equitable to the voting public? What possible excuse could they have for waltzing in after most of the primary votes have been cast and diddling with this process, other than they desire to further burden the frontrunner with obstacles that did not exist before the race started?

I have long complained that primary elections are largely rigged affairs, but rarely do I have the opportunity to point to such clear illustrations of said rigging as I do today. It may well please many of my fellow Cruzites to learn that our favored candidate has just been handed the entirety of Colorado’s delegates for no discernable reason whatsoever, but it doesn’t put a smile on my face. I only consider myself a winner when I’ve actually faced someone in competition and beaten them fair and square. I don’t accept participation trophies, nor do I feel like breaking into a victory dance merely for showing up on time.

If it hasn’t become painfully obvious to you people by now that this entire primary election season is turning into one gigantic sham, then I feel sorry for you. Yes, fellow Cruzites and Cruzoids, don’t delude yourselves into thinking that just because the party’s insiders seem to be leaning in Cruz’s direction for the time being, that they won’t turn on him like a pack of rabid weasels in Cleveland this summer. You see, once you’ve cast your lot with the likes of Reince Priebus, Paul Ryan and all the other unprincipled assclowns currently running the GOP, you don’t get to complain when they stab you in the back further on down the road. That’s the nature of “party rules”, and they have nothing to do with the concepts of right and wrong.

Edward L. Daley

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*VIDEO* Accused Serial Rapist/Former President Bill Clinton Clashes With ‘Black Lives Matter’ Racists

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*VIDEO* Bill Whittle: American Fascists

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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Signs Religious Freedom Bill HB 1523 Into Law – ACLU Hardest Hit

Mississippi Passes Religious Freedom Bill, ACLU Livid – WorldNetDaily

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Mississippi’s faith-based communities were given a legal victory on Tuesday when the state’s new religious freedom bill passed.

Gov. Phil Bryant’s signature on HB 1523 provides legal cover to individuals who refuse to provide services when their religious principles are jeopardized.

“I have signed HB 1523 into law to protect sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions of individuals, organizations and private associations from discriminatory action by state government or its political subdivisions, which would include counties, cities and institutions of higher learning,” Bryant said in a statement released Tuesday. “This bill merely reinforces the rights which currently exist to the exercise of religious freedom as stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

The governor went on to say the bill does not limit constitutionally protected rights of any citizen under federal or state laws. The legislation takes effect July 1.

Kellie Fiedorek, legal counsel for the religious rights organization Alliance Defending Freedom, cheered the bill’s passage.

“We commend the governor for signing into law protections for schools, churches, businesses, and public employees so that they won’t face government discrimination. After all, you’re not free if your beliefs are confined to your mind. What makes America unique is our freedom to peacefully live out those beliefs, and the Constitution protects that freedom,” Fiedorek said.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement after the passage of the state’s religious freedom bill, April 5, 2016 (Photo: Facebook, Phil Bryant)

The ACLU did not share Fiedorek’s joy, saying on Twitter that HB 1523 “just made discrimination a part of state law.”

Some companies that denounced the law include MGM Resorts International, Nissan, Toyota, Tyson Foods, AT&T, IBM and Levi Strauss & Co., CNN reported Tuesday.

Mississippi’s business community merely needs to look at North Carolina to gauge the kind of economic consequences that are likely to follow. The Tar Heel State passed the North Carolina Public Facilities and Security Act on March 23 and was immediately threatened with financial repercussions.

North Carolina’s law prohibits local governments from passing ‘anti-discrimination’ ordinances and requires transgender people to use the public restrooms that align with their biological gender, WND reported Jan. 31.

PayPal, which vowed to cancel plans to open a facility in the state, followed through on its threat Tuesday.

“Becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have equal rights under the law, is simply untenable,” PayPal CEO Dan Schulman said in a statement, CNN Money reported. “The new law perpetuates discrimination and it violates the values and principles that are at the core of PayPal’s mission and culture.”

Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing religious liberties, says otherwise.

“Those who criticize this law probably have either failed to read and understand it, or they intentionally misrepresent it,” Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, said in a statement released Tuesday.

Liberty Counsel has volunteered to defend the state’s law at no charge since N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has refused to issue a defense.

“I think the attorney general is a national embarrassment, quite frankly,” Staver told WND on Jan. 31. “Does Mr. Cooper really, honestly, want to open up women’s public bathrooms and showers to men and put the privacy of women and young girls at risk? Is that really what he wants?”

The nonprofit organization called the bill a “commonsense law” that protects the privacy and safety of women and girls in a statement released Tuesday.

“Bathroom bills that allow men to use the women’s restrooms and locker rooms are nonsense. A biological man should use the men’s restroom. How simple can that concept be?” Staver said. “The North Carolina law did not address employment in the private sector. The relationship between private employers and employees remains free of local government interference, and remains regulated by the state. If private companies want to provide additional policies, they are free to do so. People should read the law and stop the histrionics.”

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