Bill Riccette

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2021 NFL Draft: Assessing the draft stock of Daniel Faalele

The top of the 2021 offensive tackle class has some stand out names, headlined by Oregon’s Penei Sewell, who many have in the top five of their early 2021 mock drafts. ...

2021 NFL Draft: Analyzing two of the USC defensive linemen

The top of the defensive tackle class for the 2021 NFL Draft is already shaping up to have some interesting names atop it. Next season, prospects such as Marvin Wilson, Jaylen...

Three reasons Mustafa Johnson can be a top-five defensive tackle

It has been a long time since we have discussed a defensive tackle from Colorado as a high draft pick. The Buffaloes have had players at other positions selected fairly high...

The impact of the 2019 NFC coaching hires on their team’s draft classes

Previously, we looked at how the AFC's new head coaches and the coaching hires of 2019 did last season, and how they impacted their respective draft classes that year. Now, we're...

Can Tyler Shelvin be the next great LSU defensive tackle prospect?

The defending national champion LSU Tigers, unsurprisingly, saw a large group of their players selected into the NFL in April's draft. 14 players to be exact, heard their names called during...

2021 NFL Draft: Three reasons Caleb Farley can be the first cornerback drafted

With the way that NFL offenses have evolved over the years and now that just about every quarterback can reach 3,500-4,000 passing yards in a given season, the need for strong...

The impact of the 2019 AFC coaching hires on their teams’ draft classes

The 2019 cycle brought some interesting names to the head-coaching ranks in the National Football League. That group ranged from a rookie head coach to a coach that was brought out...

Chiefs to carry on history and tradition of the NFL Kickoff Game

It's a tradition that is going on almost 20 years in the National Football League and one where if you are the host team, you're in great company. Fans across the world...

2021 NFL Draft: What to expect from Golden Gophers QB Tanner Morgan

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off one of their best seasons in school history. 2019 saw them win 11 games for just the third time ever, as well as posting...

2020 NFL Draft Grades: Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks entered the 2020 NFL Draft with the 27th overall selection after losing in the 2019 NFC Divisional game against the Green Bay Packers. Many people believed that the...

2020 NFL Draft Grades: Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins have undergone quite a turnover during the 2020 offseason. For starters, longtime decision-maker and president Bruce Allen was shown the door, and then Washington essentially demoted Doug Williams...

Safety Jeremy Chinn slides in round two to the Carolina Panthers

The second day of the NFL Draft is always among the most intriguing for roster-building periods. A great deal of talent always falls through the cracks after the first round, meaning...

Holton Ahlers will be looking to increase his draft stock in 2020

Discussing a quarterback from the American Athletic Conference is not something that happens often. There is always an exception if a team has a remarkable season that catapults them into the...

Can Tylan Wallace reclaim his high draft stock after recovery from an ACL tear?

Much like the 2020 NFL Draft, the 2021 wide receiver class is set to have a lot of star power. In fact, Brad Kelly has already speculated whether next year's prospects...

2021 NFL Draft: Is Isaiahh Loudermilk set to be another Badgers star in 2020?

If there is one thing we associate with Wisconsin football it is power. While a powerful running game is what immediately springs to mind, it is not just the offensive side...

2021 NFL Draft: SMU receiver Reggie Roberson is set to break out

It took a long time for Southern Methodist University to reclaim its spot among the top football schools in the country. The story of the rapid fall from their success is...

2021 NFL Draft: Sleeper cornerback Ambry Thomas deserves more attention

The cornerback landscape of the 2021 NFL Draft is headlined by the likes of Patrick Surtain of Alabama and Shaun Wade of Ohio State. However, there are plenty of other cornerbacks...

2021 NFL Draft: Darius Stills a name to watch in the Big 12

When we talk about defensive tackles, our minds tend to go directly to Los Angeles Rams' defensive tackle Aaron Donald. There is a reason for that. He is incredibly dominant, but...

How will the leaders of the Penn State secondary fair in 2020?

Penn State has seen some talent from last year's Cotton Bowl-winning team leave this past offseason, including potential first-round pick Yetur Gross-Matos. However, Penn State will still have plenty of senior...

2021 NFL Draft: The curious case of Paddy Fisher

Every draft cycle there are a number of prospects who polarize those in the draft media. Typically it is at the quarterback position since that's the position that gets critiqued the...

2021 NFL Draft: Shane Buechele offers intriguing sleeper potential

The list of names for the 2021 NFL Draft quarterback class is taking shape and starting to demonstrate some interesting depth. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence enters the season as the clear number...

2021 NFL Draft: A deeper look at OTs Penei Sewell and Walker Little

The Pac-12 is set to feature two offensive tackles that will have plenty of eyes on them during the 2020 season in preparations for the 2021 NFL Draft: Oregon's Penei Sewell...

2021 NFL Draft: Graduate transfer Trey Sermon set to reclaim shine

You already know the names Travis Etienne, Najee Harris and Chuba Hubbard as the headliners in the 2021 running back class. However, one other name to keep in mind for the...

Top-10 Big 12 Prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft

The Big 12 is often considered as being among the bottom of the Power Five conferences, especially when it comes to defensive talent. Offensively the conference always seems to play second-fiddle...

Oklahoma Sooners could produce multiple 2021 offensive line options

Oklahoma Sooners center Creed Humphrey surprised many this offseason by choosing to return to school in 2020. However, returning to school means that he is already being considered by many to...

2021 NFL Draft: Is Shaun Wade the next great Ohio State cornerback?

Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade is set to become the latest in what has been a long line of elite cornerback prospects to come out of Ohio State. After making the...

2021 NFL Draft: Patrick Surtain has the pedigree to lead cornerback position

There are two groups of players that generate a lot of buzz among draft fans; Alabama defensive backs and sons of former NFL players. Patrick Surtain Jr. will check off both...

Why Joe Burrow’s NFL Combine hand size isn’t a big deal

The NFL Scouting Combine hasn't fully gotten into gear and we already have quite the story to begin the week. LSU's national champion quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is at...

LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase set to shine in 2020

2020 is going to offer a huge opportunity for LSU wide receiver, Ja'Marr Chase, to prove that he should be the number one option at the position when the 2021 NFL...

Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth a top option for 2021

Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth better be ready for the national spotlight. The soon-to-be junior tight end will enter the 2021 NFL Draft cycle as arguably the top draft-eligible tight...

Why Travis Etienne is the unquestioned No. 1 running back in the 2021 NFL Draft

While several running backs in 2020 decided to spend another year in school, no decision was quite as surprising as that of Travis Etienne. After helping the Clemson Tigers to two...

Will JT Daniels get the chance to start for USC in 2020?

One of the more interesting cases among the college quarterbacks for the 2020 season is going to be around who should start at the quarterback position for USC between JT Daniels...

Top interior offensive linemen to know for the 2021 NFL Draft

One of the biggest keys to winning a football game and becoming a successful football team is winning in the trenches. It is also no coincidence that the offensive line is...

Can Sam Ehlinger and Kellen Mond be backup plans for Justin Fields next year?

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the crown jewel of the 2021 NFL Draft and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is expected to be right behind him when it comes to QB...

2021 NFL Draft: How does Trevor Lawrence compare to the 2020 class?

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will enter the 2020 college football season leading what should be the favorites for the National Championship as well as being the current leader of the pack...

Kyle Dugger and Ben Bartch help boost their 2020 NFL Draft stock

The Senior Bowl is always a huge week for any NFL Draft prospect. It is especially important for those small-school players to prove they can hang with the big boys. For...

Kristian Fulton Senior Bowl Draft Stock: Bypassed Mobile but still expected to be drafted early

One of the top cornerbacks in the upcoming draft class has decided not to play in the Senior Bowl. LSU CB Kristian Fulton made the decision to withdrawal from and not...

Is a lack of NFL coaching experience a problem for Matt Rhule?

The latest NFL coaching cycle has come and gone. While we did have pair of retreads pop up in Mike McCarthy heading to the Dallas Cowboys and Ron Rivera taking over in Washington...

How Tua Tagovailoa’s injury could affect his stock, and what teams might fit well

All eyes Monday will be focused on Tuscaloosa and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, as he will announce his decision on whether or not he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft. We've been...

Final Regular Season Power Rankings: Patriots take a tumble

Twenty teams are now packing their bags for the offseason, while 12 still have visions of heading to Miami in February for Super Bowl LIV. After 256 games, here are our...

Nearing deal with Redskins, Ron Rivera is ready for another chance as NFL head coach

Ron Rivera didn't have the greatest of endings to his time as head coach of the Carolina Panthers. A Week 13 loss to the Washington Redskins was his final undoing that...

NFL Draft: What we learned from the College Football Playoffs

That was some Saturday of College Football Playoffs action, which included a tight Fiesta Bowl between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Clemson Tigers and a Superman effort from LSU Tigers QB...

Week 17 NFL Draft Order Scenarios: Breaking down the top five picks

With one week left in the NFL regular season, the playoff picture has become very clear. What has also become clear is which teams will be picking at the top of...

NFL Week 17 Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks take a tumble

Here we are. The final week of the regular season. It's been a wild ride. Two divisions are still up for grabs and three total playoff spots are available in Week...

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks back atop NFC, Bills clinch playoffs

Can you believe we're heading into Week 16 already? Time is running out for some teams and some have already started to look ahead to 2020 and beyond. With just two...

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings: Patriots free-falling, Titans rising fast

The NFL is reaching the home stretch. With just three weeks remain, and we still have plenty of strong teams at the top, but we are also seeing some teams fading...

CFB Playoffs: LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma are the final four

Selection Sunday has come and gone in the world of college football, with the playoffs and the New Year's Six officially set. Did the committee get the CFB playoffs seedings right? Committee...

NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: Justin Tucker keeps the Ravens on top

The Ravens cemented their spot atop the 2019 NFL Week 14 power rankings, thanks to a last-minute kick from one of the best to ever do it, Justin Tucker. The NFC...

Week 14 College Football Playoffs rankings: Ohio State back on top

The College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled their latest set of rankings and we've seen another change at the top. Here's our latest takeaways from the Week 14 College Football Playoffs...