The 11th annual SB Nation NFL writers’ mock draft is here, with bloggers from each of the NFL team sites making the pick for their respective teams. Chris Pokorny of Dawgs by Nature gets us started this year with the first overall pick belonging to the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland entered the offseason with more than $100 million in salary cap room, but hasn’t signed a pass rusher.
Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen has insisted the decision to fire general manager Scot McCloughan was in the best interests of the franchise. McCloughan was fired on March 9 despite the Redskins having recorded back-to-back winning seasons since he took over as GM in January 2015. Reports had suggested that McCloughan's problems with alcohol allegedly resurfacing had factored into his dismissal.
No one is taking seriously the retirement musings of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The team nevertheless realizes that he’s much closer to the end of his career than the beginning, and they’re beginning to plan accordingly. “I think we’ve been in that mindset for the last several years, that’s what this business tells us to be in,” coach Mike Tomlin told NFL Network in an interview that will be televised on Wednesday. “We better start sharpening our sword in terms of evaluation of quarterbacks and what’s available to us or potentially available to us, that’s just due diligence. So yes, we have.” It makes plenty of sense for the Steelers to be looking for their next quarterback, even