The godfather of mock drafts is at it again. Mel Kiper, ESPN’s resident NFL Draft expert, published his third mock draft of the 2017 NFL Draft season and sent the Bears a familiar name in the first round. This might be a high pick for the traditional version of a safety, but Adams is more than that. He’s a true hybrid who never has to come off the field, because he can run and cover but also is a beast as an in-the-box defender. His 4.56 40 at the combine was right in line with what I expected. The Bears targeted the secondary in free agency, signing cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper and safety Quintin Demps, and the addition of Adams (6-0, 214) would further boost their defensive
Future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson is officially a free agent. Peterson’s age (he will turn 32 years old on March 21) and injury history could keep some teams from pursuing the 2012 NFL MVP. With the news that the Minnesota Vikings were not going to pick up Peterson’s contract option, the oddsmakers in Las Vegas released the odds for their list of favorites to sign the former Oklahoma Sooner.
Three decades after what George Karl described as the height of the NBA’s “drug and drinking era” — a span that claimed the careers of All-Stars past, present and future, and not by chance saw home-court advantage spike to a record high in 1987-88 — teams are performing better than ever on the road.