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NFL Power Poll - Patriots & Vikings Clinch Divisional Titles

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NFL Power Poll - Week 16

NFL Power Poll - Patriots & Vikings Clinch Divisional Titles

Team of the Week - Rams

Players of the Week
Offense - RB Todd Gurley - Rams
Defense - DE Calais Campbell - Jaguars

Rookie of Week - RB Kareem Hunt - Chiefs

Photo - RB Todd Gurley - Rams
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Game of Week #16
Atlanta Falcons (9-5) at New Orleans Saints (10-4)
NFC South Matchup with Divisional Title and Home Field Advantage in Playoffs on the line

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 12-2 Eagles
Backup QB Nick Foles threw for 4 TDs vs GMen to clinch NFC East.
#2 - 11-3 Patriots
Pats magic has no end with last minute victory over the Steelers that may earn AFC home field advantage one more time.
#3 - 11-3 Steelers
Steelers’ were robbed by insane receiving rule vs the Pats.
#4 - 10-4 Rams
Rams’ pounded the Seahawks last week to take command in the NFC West division.
#5 - 11-3 Vikings
Vikings keep rolling behind QB Case Keenum to earned playoffs with NFC North title on the line this Saturday.
#6 - 10-4 Saints
Saints’ host the Falcons in huge NFC South matchup with divisional title and wild card playoffs in the balance.
#7 - 10-4 Panthers
Panthers continue to quietly win and host the Bucs with the NFC South leadership on the line.
#8 - 9-5 Falcons
Falcons are hitting stride, but must go into New Orleans and win vs QB Drew Brees. NFC South can produce three playoff clubs this year with key late season matchups.
#9 - 10-4 Jaguars
Jaguars’ jumped on the punchless Texans to clinch their first playoff spot in a decade. They can clinch AFC South title with a victory in San Francisco this Sunday.
#10 - 8-6 Ravens
Ravens have a soft two games remaining in the Colts and Bengals that gives them the edge for the final AFC playoff spot.
#11 - 8-6 Chiefs
Chiefs were impressive in their win over the Chargers Saturday night. They control their destiny with Dolphins and Broncos remaining on the schedule.
#12 - 8-6 Cowboys
Boys beat a battered Giant club. Host the Seahawks with both clubs hanging on for playoff hopes.
#13 - 8-6 Seahawks
Seahawks lost back to back games to the Jaguars and the Rams. Need help to make the playoffs.
#14 - 7-7 Chargers
Chargers were flat vs the Chiefs and now need a lot of help for final wild card spot.
#15 - 8-6 Titans
Titans lost a killer to the 49ers that puts them two behind Jacksonville. They host the Rams and Jaguars in a tough final two games.
#16 - 8-6 Lions
Lions have two winnable games vs the Bengals and Packers, but need help to win tiebreakers.
#17 - 8-6 Bills
Bills face the Patriots and Dolphins on the road in must win situations. They face a must win Sunday vs the equally hungry Patriots.
#18 - 7-7 Packers
Packers lost a tough game vs the Panthers. Shut down QB Aaron Rodgers this week with IR designation.
#19 - 6-8 Dolphins
Dolphins came up empty in a big spot vs the Bills. Huge longshot to claim a final wild card berth.
#20 - 6-8 Raiders
Raiders failed to play with urgency vs the Cowboys this Sunday. Face the Eagles and Chargers in difficult close of a disappointing season.
#21 - 6-8 Cardinals
Cardinals lost to the Skins in another missed opportunity to win a close game.
#22 - 6-8 Redskins
Redskins beat the Cardinals in a comedy of errors. Both clubs completed very disappointing seasons with huge changes expected this offseason.
#23 - 5-9 Bengals
Bengals were smoked again, this time by the Vikings. HC Marvin Lewis will not be back for another season.
#24 - 4-10 49ers
The 49ers are hot behind new veteran QB Jimmy Garoppolo who faces the acid test vs the Jaguars and Rams over the final two weeks.
#25 - 4-10 Texans
Texans were toasted by Jacksonville playing with another backup QB.
#26 - 4-10 Bucs
Bucs lost to the Falcons Monday night. Face South foes Carolina and New Orleans to close out a terrible season.
#27 - 5-9 Jets
Jets go back to the drawing board and must address their offense to become a playoff contender.
#28 - 5-9 Broncos
Broncos are well rested after beating Colts. Travel to Washington playing for respectability.
#29 - 4-10 Bears
The Bears are going through the growing pains to playing rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky. Face winless Browns this Sunday.
#30 - 3-11 Colts
Colts are hopeless without QB Andrew Luck. Host the Texans with an NFL Draft top five position in the balance.
#31 - 2-12 Giants
QB Eli Manning had a nice game vs the Eagles, but the same lousy results.
#32 - 0-14 Browns
Browns fans are happy Cleveland is on the road for their final two contests vs the Bears and Steelers.

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, 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

2017 Draft Insiders' Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team

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The 2017 Draft Insiders’ First-Team America Team – 27th Annual All-American Team

2017 Draft Insiders' Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team

Two-time AFCA All-American QB Jeremiah Briscoe of Sam Houston St, Western Illinois linebacker Brett Taylor and Monmouth University safety Mike Basile headline the 2017 Draft Insiders’ Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team announced by Frank Coyle. All-Americans Briscoe and Basile are two-time first team honorees.

Photo - QB Jeremiah Briscoe - Sam Houston St

Briscoe, a top-three finalist for the Walter Payton Award, has thrown for a SHSU single-season record 5,003 yards which leads the nation. He also leads the nation in passing yards per game (357.4) and touchdown passes (45). Basile has been a stalwart at safety for the Hawks since his freshman season. He was instrumental in their first Top 25 rankings this season that earned a playoff berth. He is a complete safety who has shown outstanding special teams skills over his long career. Taylor, a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, led the nation with 162 tackles, 13.5 stops per game and 96 assisted tackles. He also added 13 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, four breakups, two forced fumbles and one quarterback hurry.

Draft Insiders’ Frank Coyle has selected an All-America team since 1992. He has specialized in nationwide scouting with a huge emphasis on the FCS level. He has been instrumental in finding QB Joe Flacco as a #1 pick and recommended him to the Senior Bowl. Flacco has called to the Mobile, Al classic after accepting an offer from the East-West Shrine game. Just two years ago, Coyle touted QB Carson Wentz as a premier talent and a first round prospect prior to the Senior Bowl. The 2016 Draft Insiders’ Yearbook ranked Wentz as the #1 QB prospect in the nation.

Players of the Year
Offense - QB Jeremiah Briscoe - Sam Houston St
Defense - DE/LB Andrew Ankrah - James Madison

First Team
*2016 All-American

Offense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

QB *Jeremiah Briscoe 6-3 225 Sr. Sam Houston State K.C. Keeler Houston, Texas (Stratford)
RB Dominick Bragalone 5-11 230 Jr. Lehigh Andy Coen South Williamsport, Pa. (South Williamsport)
RB Roc Thomas 5-11 193 Sr. Jacksonville State John Grass Oxford, Ala. (Oxford)
WR Davion Davis 5-11 180 Jr. Sam Houston State K.C. Keeler Hutto, Texas (Hutto)
WR Jake Wieneke 6-4 215 Sr. South Dakota State John Stiegelmeier Maple Grove, Minn. (Maple Grove)
TE * Dallas Goedert 6-5 260 Sr. South Dakota State John Stiegelmeier Britton, S.D. (Britton-Hecla)
OL John Cook 6-4 325 Jr. Central Arkansas Steve Campbell Grenada, Miss. (Grenada)
OL Brandon Parker 6-7 309 RSr. North Carolina A&T Rod Broadway Kannapolis, N.C. (A.L. Brown)
OL Matthew Schmidt 6-3 290 Sr. Furman Clay Hendrix Stokesdale, N.C. (McMichael)
OL Austin Kuhnert 6-4 304 Sr. North Dakota State Chris Klieman Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington)
OL Timon Parris 6-5 320 Sr. Stony Brook Chuck Priore Floral Park, N.Y. (Floral Park)

Defense
Pos Name Ht. Wt. Cl. School Coach Hometown (High School)

DL * P.J. Hall 6-1 310 Sr. Sam Houston State K.C. Keeler Seguin, Texas (Seguin)
DL * Darius Jackson 6-3 242 RSr. Jacksonville State John Grass Bessemer, Ala. (McAdory)
DL Ahmad Gooden 6-1 240 Jr. Samford Chris Hatcher Talladega, Ala. (Talladega)
DL Andrew Ankrah 6-4 248 RSr. James Madison Mike Houston Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard)
LB Brett Taylor 6-2 230 Sr. Western Illinois Charlie Fisher Macomb, Ill. (Macomb)
LB Bryson Armstrong 5-11 201 RFr. Kennesaw State Brian Bohannon Marietta, Ga. (Kell)
LB * Darius Leonard 6-3 235 RSr. South Carolina State Buddy Pough Lake View, S.C. (Lake View)
DB Siran Neal 6-1 205 RSr. Jacksonville State John Grass Eufaula, Ala. (Eufaula)
DB * Mike Basile 6-1 200 Sr. Monmouth (N.J.) Kevin Callahan Brick, N.J. (Memorial)
DB * Tre Dempsey 5-10 184 Sr. North Dakota State Chris Klieman Lakeland, Fla. (Lakeland)
DB Rashad Robinson 5-11 182 Jr. James Madison Mike Houston Richmond, Va. (Hermitage)

Specialists
Pos/ Name/ Ht. Wt./ Class / School/ Coach/ Hometown (High School)

P Keith Wrzuszczak 5-11 212 Sr. Eastern Kentucky Mark Elder Geelong, Victoria, Australia (Oberon)
PK Justin Thompson 5-10 156 Jr. Kennesaw State Brian Bohannon Evans, Ga. (Aquinas)
AP * Detrez Newsome 5-10 210 Sr. Western Carolina Mark Speir Raeford, N.C. (Hoke County)

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, 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 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

Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Games Add Top Talent for Postseason Events

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Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Games Fill Rosters with Top Talent for the NFL Draft 2018

The two major All-star games, the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Game updated rosters for their 2018 games this week. Each of these All-star games have been cornerstone postseason weeks that evaluate the nation’s top pro prospects for the NFL Draft. These two rosters dominate the NFL Draft seven rounds annually and have long legacies of alumni with many of them having gone to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Photo - QB Mason Rudolph - Oklahoma St

Senior Bowl Director Phil Savage and staff have assembled another talented group of pro prospects. Currently, the Senior Bowl staff has accepted 94 invitations from the nation’s top prospects for their January week long event.
Senior Bowl Game - Jan 27, 2018 Mobile, Alabama - 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in- Practices - Monday Jan 22nd thru Thursday Jan 25th
For Complete Senior Bowl info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

East-West Director Harold Richardson and staff has assembled another strong group of pro prospects. Currently, the East-West Shrine Game has accepted 95 invitations for this classic game.
Jan. 20 - East-West Shrine - St. Petersburg, Florida - 3 pm est - NFL Network
For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

As usual, Frank Coyle and staff of DraftInsiders.com will be at both events, in addition to other All-star events like the NFLPA. These events have become the vital final playing evaluation part of the scouting process. The NFL Combine and school Pro Days follow the final football action as the talent evaluation becomes the Olympic part of the analyses. Individual visits to NFL teams take part in April as each club completes the extensive scouting process prior to the three day NFL Draft.

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, 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 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

College Bowl Schedule – 2017-2018 - CFP Matchups

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Here's the 2017-18 college football bowl lineup and playoff schedule after the opening weekend games.

College Football Playoff schedule
Jan. 1 – Semi-final Matchups

Here is the 2017-18 college playoff lineup and College football playoff rankings

College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual
#3 Georgia vs. #2 Oklahoma

5 p.m., ESPN
Rose Bowl - Pasadena, California

College Football Playoff at the Allstate Sugar Bowl
#4 Alabama vs. #1 Clemson

8:45 p.m., ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans

Photo - RB Bo Scarbrough – Alabama

Jan. 8
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T

8 p.m. ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Atlanta

College Bowl Schedule – 2017-2018
Dec. 16 Results
25 Boise State (11-3) 38 Oregon (7-6) 28
Troy (11-2) 50 North Texas (9-5) 30
Georgia State (7-5) 27 Western Kentucky (6-7) 17
Marshall (8-5) 31 Colorado State (7-6) 28
Middle Tennessee (7-6) 35 Arkansas State (7-5) 30

Dec. 19
Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl
Akron vs. Florida Atlantic
7 p.m., ESPN
Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium
Boca Raton, Florida

Dec. 20
DXL Frisco Bowl
Louisiana Tech vs. SMU
8 p.m., ESPN
Toyota Stadium - Frisco, Texas

Dec. 21
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl
Temple vs. Florida International
8 p.m., ESPN
Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, Florida

Dec. 22
Bahamas Bowl
UAB vs. Ohio
12:30 p.m., ESPN
Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium
Nassau, Bahamas

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Wyoming
4 p.m., ESPN
Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium
Boise, Idaho

Dec. 23
Birmingham Bowl
Texas Tech vs. South Florida
Noon, ESPN
Legion Field - Birmingham, Alabama

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
San Diego State vs. Army
3:30 p.m., ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium
Fort Worth, Texas

Dollar General Bowl
Appalachian State vs. Toledo
7 p.m., ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Mobile, Alabama

Dec. 24
Hawai'i Bowl
Fresno State vs. Houston
8:30 p.m., ESPN
Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union Field at Aloha Stadium
Honolulu

Dec. 26
Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl
Utah vs. West Virginia
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Cotton Bowl - Dallas

Quick Lane Bowl
Duke vs. Northern Illinois
5:15 p.m., ESPN
Ford Field - Detroit

Cactus Bowl
Kansas State vs. UCLA
9 p.m., ESPN
Chase Field - Phoenix

Dec. 27
Walk-On's Independence Bowl
Southern Miss vs. Florida State
1:30 p.m., ESPN
Independence Stadium - Shreveport, Louisiana

For the Complete Bowl Schedule continue to next page

Steelers' Rookie LB T.J. Watt - 2017 Draft Yearbook Scouting Report

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Steelers' Rookie LB T.J. Watt -
Draft Insiders' 2017 Yearbook Scouting Report

NFL Rookie Report – NFL Draft 2017
Steelers' Linebacker T.J. Watt #90

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Yearbook – over 300 in-depth Scouting Reports
NFL Team Report - extensive Evaluation of Each Team Prior to NFL Draft
Nov 2017 Newsletter & Pro Prospect Rankings - Order Online or call 1-800 -776-1949

Steelers' rookie LB T.J. Watt has started on the outside this season. He currently has totalled 74 tacks with 6 sacks, 1 FF and 1 interception. He has been a key part of the Steel curtain that plays for AFC leadership on12/17 vs the Patriots that will have a huge bearing on AFC playoff matchups and home field advantage.

Linebacker T.J. Watt #90 - Scouting Report March 2017
OLB T.J. Watt #42 - 6-4, 255, Wisconsin - Sp. 4.65 Rating 90
Hindu Theory: Ryan Kerrigan

Explosive dynamic redshirt junior completed his career with an amazing breakout performance after a limited earlier stay in Madison. Brother of NFL defender JJ Watt. Like JJ, he also converted to defense from tight end entering college. Earned 1st team Big Ten and 2nd team All-American by DraftInsiders.com in 2016. Excellent combination of size, speed, athleticism and tenacity. Took his game up a few levels in 2016 where the game slowed down and he instinctively picked up schemes, blocking angles and the ball to respond naturally and quickly. Big athletic frame and the movement skills to attack the line or move laterally or in reverse. Finally, healthy from the prior knee injury, he flashed dominant skills in both run and pass defense. Tough physical defender who strikes with a powerful punch to get blockers off balance and use his good speed to make his move. Though not a refined quick twitch edge athlete, he can win with speed and will likely play more up as a linebacker in the pros. Emerged as one of the rising prospects in this draft class after an excellent final season. Shows perhaps the best technique development in this class, working out with his Pro Bowl brother JJ. Quick burst off the ball often gets tackles off-balance and allows him to cross their face. Displays flexibility to avoid their reach and turn the corner with very good closing speed. Possesses a balanced spin move to counter inside and a better than expected bull rush. More effective playing up where he projects best to the backer role in the pro 3-4 scheme. Powerful edge defender with broad shoulders and impressive upper body development. Shows he can get hands under the tackle's reach and walk much bigger pass-blockers back. Good pursuit speed, with the instincts and determination to chase down ball-carriers from behind. Explosive tackler and just learning to dislodge the ball on impact. Shows good ball awareness, often ripping and tugging when he gets the chance. At the point vs the run, he can anchor well vs big tackles and picks up the ball with the ability to separate and chase. At times, he takes on blockers too high and gets washed out of the play. Sets the edge very well vs the run with the girth to hold his ground and functional strength to neutralize tackles or tight ends even in combo blocks. Projects as an OLB in either front best, though could be a 4-3 weak side end in some schemes. Among the very best pure edge rushers in this draft, though could be even better with more experience and diversity in his rush moves. As a junior, he started all 14 games and had 71 tackles, a team-high 15.5 TFL, a team-high 11.5 sacks, 13 QB hurries, 2 FF, 1 pick and 4 PBU. In 2015, played in 13 games with no starts and made 8 tackles, 1.5 TFL, no sacks, 4 QB hurries and 3 PBU. First two years comprised redshirt and injury seasons in 2013 and 2014. A knee injury forced him to miss 2014. At the NFL Combine, he came in over 6’4”, 252 lbs. with long 33 1/8” arms and huge 11” hands. He ran a 4.69 time with a 1.61 ten-yard split and did 21 reps. He added a 37” VL, a 10’8” BJ and looked very sharp in the positional drills and had excellent times of a 6.79 three cone and a 4.13 in the short shuttle. Best suited for the attack backer role in a 3-4 defense where his playmaking ability off the edge shows a fast-developing elite skill set. He flashed many of the same skills as. Fast rising prospect jumped into the early rounds off a big postseason following a breakout 2016 effort. Power and fine burst with positional versatility. Similar to Ryan Kerrigan coming out of Purdue in body type, scheme versatility, pass rushing skills and overall demeanor. Rising hard-nosed defender with the intangibles to get the most out of his fast-developing skill set. Flying up the board and a top 25 pick off his impact ability. Steelers, Ravens, Browns and Packers interested. First round bubble prospect.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

NFL Draft 2018 - Two Round Mock Draft - Four QBs Selected in Top Ten

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NFL Draft 2018 - Two Round Mock Draft -
* Underclassmen expected to declare
Exact draft order to be determined at close of season and postseason - December, 2017

Our first Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2018 projects four QBs in the Top Ten Selections.

1st Round
1 Cleveland - * Josh Rosen QB UCLA 6-4 220
2 NY Giants - * Sam Darnold QB USC 6-4 225
3 Indianapolis - * Arden Key DE LSU 6-6 240
4 San Fran -* Saquon Barkley RB Penn St 5-11 225
5 Denver - * Orlando Brown OT Oklahoma 6-8 360
6 Cleve (Hous) 4-8 -* Carlton Davis CB Auburn 6-1 205
7 Chicago - Bradley Chubb DE NC St 6-4 275
8 * Tampa Bay -* Derwin James S Florida St 6-3 210
9 Cincinnati - * Lamar Jackson QB Louisville 6-3 200
10 NY Jets - * Josh Allen QB Wyoming 6-5 235

Photo - QB Lamar Jackson - Louisville

11 Washington - Christian Wilkins DT Clemson 6-4 310
12 Arizona - * Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame 6-5 205
13 * Oakland - * Connor Williams OT Texas 6-6 320
14 * Miami - * Minkah Fitzpatrick S Alabama 6-1 205
15 L.A. Chargers - Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame 6-8 315
16 * Dallas - * Courtland Sutton WR SMU 6-4 215
17 * Detroit - * Derrius Guice RB LSU 5-11 215
18 * Buffalo - James Washington WR Oklahoma St 6-0 205
19 Green Bay - Quenton Nelson OG Notre Dame 6-5 330
20 Seattle - * Denzel Ward CB Ohio State 5-10 190
21 Baltimore - * Calvin Ridley WR Alabama 6-1 190
22 Buffalo (Kan City) - * Joshua Jackson CB Iowa 6-1 195
23 Tennessee - Anthony Miller WR Memphis 5-11 190
24 Atlanta - * Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson 6-5 265
25 Jacksonville - * Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma 6-5 255
26 L.A. Rams - * Kolton Miller OT UCLA 6-8 310
27 Carolina - Martinas Rankin OT Mississippi St 6-5 305
28 New Orleans - * Roquan Smith LB Georgia 6-1 225
29 Minnesota - * Bryce Love RB Stanford 5-10 190
30 New England - Vita Vea DT Washington 6-5 345
31 Pittsburgh - Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M 5-11 200
32 Philadelphia - Chukwuma Okorafor OT Western Michigan 6-6 330

2nd Round
33 Cleveland - Maurice Hurst DT Michigan 6-2 285
34 NY Giants - * Isaiah Oliver CB Colorado 6-1 190
35 San Francisco - * Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech 6-5 240
36 Indianapolis - Harold Landry LB Boston College 6-3 250
37 Houston - * Ronald Jones II RB Southern Cal 6-1 195
38 Chicago - Ogbonnia Okoronkwo LB Oklahoma 6-1 240
39 * Tampa Bay - * Taven Bryan DT Florida 6-5 295
40 Denver - Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St 6-5 230
41 NY Jets - * Jaire Alexander CB Louisville 5-11 190
42 Washington - Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma 6-0 215
43 Cincinnati - Harrison Phillips DT Stanford 6-4 285
44 * Oakland - * Jeff Holland DE Auburn 6-2 250
45 * Miami - * DeShon Elliott S Texas 6-2 205
46 Arizona - * Da'Ron Payne DT Alabama 6-2 310
47 * Dallas - * Parris Campbell WR Ohio State 6-1 205
48 * Detroit - * Mitch Hyatt OT Clemson 6-5 295
49 * Buffalo - * Malik Jefferson LB Texas 6-3 240
50 Green Bay - Uchenna Nwosu LB USC 6-2 240
51 L.A. Chargers - * Kevin Toliver CB LSU 6-3 205
52 Seattle - Royce Freeman RB Oregon Sr 5-11 235
53 Kansas City - Billy Price C Ohio State 6-4 310
54 Baltimore - Braden Smith OG Auburn 6-6 305
55 Atlanta - Derrick Nnadi DT Florida State 6-1 315
56 Tennessee - * Deon Cain WR Clemson 6-1 210
57 L.A. Rams - Will Hernandez OG Texas-El Paso 6-3 330
58 Carolina - Michael Gallup WR Colorado St 6-1 195
59 New Orleans - * Tarvarus McFadden CB Florida State 6-2 195
60 Jacksonville - Dorian O'Daniel LB Clemson 6-1 215
61 New England - Josey Jewell LB Iowa 6-2 235
62 Minnesota - Tyrell Crosby OT Oregon 6-5 320
63 Pittsburgh - * T.J. Edwards LB Wisconsin 6-1 245
64 Philadelphia - Kameron Kelly CB San Diego St 6-2 195

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, 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 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 Poll - NFC South & West & AFC West Races Feature Key Matchups

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NFL Power Poll - Week 15

NFL Power Poll – NFC South & West and AFC West Races Feature Great Matchups

Teams of the Week - Falcons, Jaguars & Panthers

Players of Week
Offense - QB Blake Bortles - Jaguars
Defense - DT Aaron Donald - Rams

Rookie of Week - RB Kareem Hunt - Chiefs

Photo - QB Blake Bortles - Jaguars
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Game of Week #15 – New England Patriots (10-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)
AFC Matchup with Home Field Advantage in Playoffs on the line

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 11-2 Eagles
Carson Wentz is gone for the year with ACL injury. Backup Nick Foles carries the load hoping for home field advantage.
#2 - 10-3 Patriots
Pats are playing for postseason home field advantage in the AFC.
#3 - 11-3 Steelers
Steelers’ clinched AFC North title. Go for home field thru playoffs vs Pats this week.
#4 - 10-3 Vikings
Vikes’ lost a tough matchup with Panthers. Look to clinch NFC North this week at home vs Bengals.
#5 - 9-4 Rams
Rams’ lost to the Eagles last week. Face the Seahawks in a huge NFC West matchup with first place in the balance.
#6 - 9-4 Saints
Saints’ had 10 days to recover from their loss to the Falcons. Look to get back on beam with Jets coming to town.
#7 - 9-4 Panthers
Panthers won a huge matchup with the Vikings. Host the Packers with the NFC South leadership on the line.
#8 - 8-5 Seahawks
Seahawks lost to the Jaguars in key contest. Host the Rams with their playoff hopes on the line.
#9 - 8-5 Falcons
Falcons are rested after huge win vs the Saints. Face Bucs on Monday night in another must win situation.
#10 - 9-4 Jaguars
Jaguars’ beat the Seahawks behind a strong performance by QB Blake Bortles that keeps Jaguars atop the AFC South.
#11 - 7-6 Ravens
Ravens came up short vs the Steelers. Soft schedule keeps them in good playoff scenario.
#12 - 7-6 Chiefs
Chiefs beat the rival Raiders in a huge AFC West game. Host the Chargers Saturday night with the division leadership in the balance.
#13 - 7-6 Chargers
Chargers toasted the Skins last week. Travel to KC for huge West matchup with the leadership on the line with 3 to play.
#14 - 8-5 Titans
Titans came up short vs the Cardinals. Face the 49ers in must win situation for wild card spot.
#15 - 7-6 Cowboys
Boys beat a battered Giant club. Travel to Oakland with both clubs hanging on for playoff hopes.
#16 - 7-6 Lions
Lions edged out the Bucs to stay alive. Host Bears in must win situation on Saturday night.
#17 - 7-6 Packers
Packers sneaked by those pesky Browns. Aaron Rodgers ready to return???
#18 - 7-6 Bills
Bills edged the weak Colts to stay alive. Sunday hosting the Dolphins with the loser home for the postseason.
#19 - 6-7 Cardinals
Cardinals won another big game vs the Titans. No room for mistakes with Skins next up.
#20 - 6-7 Dolphins
Dolphins came up big vs the Patriots. Travel to Buffalo for the next Snow Bowl.
#21 - 6-7 Raiders
Raiders were trashed by the Chiefs. Host the equally desperate Cowboys this Sunday.
#22 - 5-8 Redskins
Redskins were embarrassed again this time by the Chargers. Playing out the string at this point.
#23 - 5-8 Bengals
Bengals were smoked by the Bears. Major changes expected this offseason.
#24 - 4-9 Texans
Texans lost to the 49ers. Travel to Jacksonville playing for pride in a season lost to injuries.
#25 - 4-9 Bucs
Bucs host Falcons Monday night. Hope to spring the upside with little else to salvage from a very disappointing season.
#26 - 5-8 Jets
Jets failed to show up last week and were shutout by the Broncos.
#27 - 4-9 Broncos
Broncos finally won vs the Jets. Travel to Indy in an AFC battle of basement dwellers.
#28 - 4-9 Bears
The Bears toasted the Bengals. Look to spoil Lions’ playoff hopes with Saturday.
#29 - 3-10 49ers
49ers look like they have their QB in Jimmy Garoppolo. Host the Titans with 3 contenders on the schedule.
#30 - 3-10 Colts
Colts played the Bills tough. Host the Broncos for NFL Draft top five position in the balance.
#31 - 2-11 Giants
Eli Manning justifiably returned, but GMen came up short in big spots vs the Cowboys.
#32 - 0-13 Browns
Browns lost to the Packers in OT. Yes, three to go.

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, 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

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