The Western Michigan Broncos Deserve To Be In The NCAA Playoffs

So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.

You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.

And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?

I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?

What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?

*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?

I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?

Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.

By Edward L. Daley

Screw The NFL!


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The Greatest of All Time passes away at 74

RIP Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the charismatic three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, who declared himself “the greatest” and proved it with his fists, the force of his personality and his magnetic charisma, and who transcended the world of sports to become a symbol of the antiwar movement of the 1960s and a global ambassador for cross-cultural understanding, died June 3 at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he was living. He was 74.

His family released a statement confirming his death. The boxer had been hospitalized with respiratory problems related to Parkinson’s disease, which had been diagnosed in the 1980s.

He was a truly great boxer, lightning fast hands, knockout power, and tremendous stamina. He was also a complex person, some idolized him, some despised him, and likely both camps had their reasons.

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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