With the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine quickly approaching, the mock draft machine is only getting bigger, with projections flying around in every direction. With hot debate already raging about this year’s top quarterbacks and extremely deep classes at many other positions, every set of predictions seems to draw a deluge of both praise and criticism. The latest 2017 NFL mock draft from NFL.com’s Chad Reuter is sure to be no exception, as he starts the surprises early, with a handful of AFC teams making some eyebrow-raising selections. The Jacksonville Jaguars kick things off at No. 4 overall, making Ohio State’s Malik Hooker the first safety off the board. A rare athlete who has been compared to
The Washington Post published an article by Mike Jones on February 9th, 2017. In the article Jones wrote this about the Redskins: “After two slow-developing draft classes and a couple of botched free agent shopping periods, McCloughan has Allen breathing down his neck. The team president wouldn’t let the general manager speak to reporters at the Senior Bowl, and word is, he won’t be permitted to do his usual interview session with local reporters at the combine either.
A year ago, when Terrell Owens wasn’t voted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, controversy erupted. As our Will Brinson wrote at the time, it was “a little ridiculous for Owens not to be in the Hall of Fame right away” considering he’s ranked near the top in every receiving category. So, imagine the controversy when Owens didn’t get enough votes -- again -- to be inducted this year. The backlash has been substantial. Owens, himself, called it a “flawed process” in the immediate aftermath. And he hasn’t slowed down since, saying in the past week alone that he “lost all respect” for the Hall of Fame process and that he’s better than Hall of Famer Cris Carter. If Owens is looking