Riley Reiff

Riley Reiff Draft Profile

Iowa’s Riley Reiff is widely regarded as the second best offensive tackle in this year’s draft behind USC’s Matt Kalil. Reiff started eleven of thirteen games as a redshirt freshman and finished his college career starting every game in his sophomore and junior seasons. He started a few games at guard as a freshman but started every game in his final two years at left tackle.

Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery Draft Profile

In a draft considered a very strong one form wide receivers, Alshon Jeffery is truly the wildcard of the pass-catching candidates expected to be selected in the first round. Some clubs will see the impressive size and ability while others may be wary of the conditioning..

Morris Claiborne

Morris Claiborne Draft Profile

Morris Claiborne is considered one of the safest picks in the 2012 NFL Draft because it’s nearly unanimous that he has the elite athleticism, size and speed to be a shut-down corner on the professional level. Throw in excellent ball-awareness and plus return ability and you have a prospect who every NFL squad would love to have.

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill Draft Profile

Perhaps the biggest benefactor in Tannehill’s rise up the mock-draft database is the NFL’s new rookie wage-scale. As we saw last year with the surprising selections of Jake Locker and Christian Ponder, clubs will not be a afraid to take a first round chance on a potential quarterback of the future. With the wage-scale, the penalty isn’t nearly as severe or expensive if a team swings and misses on a prospective signal-caller.

Stephen Hill NFL Draft Profile

Stephen Hill NFL Draft Profile

Stephen Hill hopes to follow in the footsteps of another huge receiving-threat out of Georgia Tech, Calvin Johnson. Though Hill is still a bit raw and will need time to develop, he has the speed and frame to be an outstanding jump-ball and red-zone target.

Lamar Miller NFL Draft Profile

Lamar Miller NFL Draft Profile

It’s rare to see a running hit top speed so quickly. Lamar Miller seems almost like he has a rocket on his back when his hands touch the ball. With excellent cuts and blazing speed, all this former Miami Hurricane needs is a window. It’s no contest in a foot race, as Lamar Miller’s 40 time was clocked in at a impressive 4.40 and the NFL combine.

Fantasy Football

5 Buyer Beware Fantasy Players For 2012

In just a matter of months, book stores and web sites will get flooded with fantasy football guides. In every one of those publications they are going to base most of their rankings on last year’s stats. While last year is a good place to start, buyer beware. Every year guys have one or two good games that inflate their stats and make them look more productive than they really were. Here are five guys that you need be careful with. Make sure you look beyond the stats so you don’t pick them too early.

2012 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

2012 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Gridiron Experts plans to throw a few different types of Mock Drafts at you over the next 3 weeks leading up to the Draft day. This Mock draft, written by Jonathan Taylor, focuses on players to fill need, which is a great method of logic when trying to predict who will go where.

Justin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon NFL Draft Profile

At 6-foot-1, Justin Blackmon isn’t the tallest target coming out of this year’s receiver crop, yet his burst off the line and ability to physically out-play defenders ranks him far beyond the competition. With strong hands and excellent push off, defenders struggle to keep Blackmon in check for a full game.

Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall and the Windy City Dilemma

The Chicago Bears have formally begun to reinvent their team for the upcoming season. Bears fans have long waited for the organization to make much anticipated acquisitions to add to the struggling offense. So, when new Bears GM Phil Emery made a play to establish his new found authority by going out and getting pro-bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall from the Miami Dolphins, it looked as if the Bears would be getting a number one wide receiver as well as uniting Marshall with former Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler. It was a match made in heaven, but now the deal appears to be one-sided for Chicago as bad-boy Brandon is up to his usual antics again and is on the verge of a possible suspension. The biggest question now is how concerned should the Chicago Bears be about their newest team member?