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  1. The 2013 NFL Redraft

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    The 2013 NFL draft was supposed to be a mess. 2012 had Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin. 2014, even a year in advance, held Jadeveon Clowney in what was regarded as one of the deepest draft classes in league history. 2013 was the awkward year in betwee...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  2. Absent From Class: Where Are the NFL’s 2014 Draftees?

    Bill Barnwell

    Most NFL observers say it takes a minimum of three years to judge a draft class. The 2014 draft class is miles away from proving its eventual worth under those standards, but what we can notice after five weeks is that there are all kinds of first-ro...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  3. The It Factor

    Bill Barnwell

    If you want to succeed in the NFL, you simply have to have that "It Factor." The defending Super Bowl champions are led by a quarterback, Russell Wilson, who, Jon Gruden said, "had the 'it' factor unlike any quarterback I&#03...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. The Grantland NFL Podcast: 2014 AFC South Preview

    Bill Barnwell and Robert Mays

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell continue their division previews with a look at Andrew Luck, Jadeveon Clowney, and the rest of the AFC South. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here&am...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  5. The Mock Draft Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

    Bryan Curtis

    Do you remember your first time? I do. It was a warm spring night and I was 14 years old. Wait, we're talking about our first mock drafts, right? Don't harsh my reverie. I was the ideal age: old enough to be able to afford Mel...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  6. The Perfect Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    The popular choice for the best draft class in league history is the 1974 Steelers. Pittsburgh chose four Hall of Famers with its first five selections that year despite picking 21st and lacking a third-rounder. That's a pretty good draft. Chase...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  7. The Domino Game

    Bill Barnwell

    Usually, the first overall pick in the NFL draft is one of the day's least interesting selections. By the time it's made, the identity of the pick is clear, either by consensus proclamation or by virtue of an already-announced agreement of...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  8. Khalil Mack Is Here to Ruin Offenses and Chew Bubblegum

    Robert Mays

    As far as uniform number stories go, Khalil Mack's is up there. A Florida kid with just a single Division I scholarship offer, Mack landed at Buffalo. As a freshman, Mack's overall rating in NCAA Football was 46. It was the number...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  9. The Year in Prodigies

    Andrew Sharp

    Somewhere in my parents' house, there is a giant box of magazines that's a gold mine of late-’90s, early-’00s sports. Maybe they've been thrown out by now, but the box weighs enough so there's a good chance those 250 or 300 old magazines ...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  10. An Early Holiday Wish List for the Out-of-the-Running NFL Teams

    Robert Mays

    Every season, Thanksgiving is about when we start figuring things out, and this year is no exception. Several teams made their playoff case last week, with the Saints, Panthers, Colts, and Eagles all gaining ground in either a division or wild-card r...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. Bill Barnwell on the NFL teams that will be worse in 2013

    Bill Barnwell

    In Part 2 of our team-by-team preview, we look at the teams that will likely take a step back from their 2012 performances.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  12. We Went There: A Clowneyfraud in Columbia???

    Holly Anderson

    You already know that Week 1 college football games aren't all that useful in the discerning sports fan's quest to consume actual, compelling football. It's helpful, the morning after Jadeveon Clowney's tentative 2013 debut performance in a 27-10 win...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  13. Yeah, Jadeveon Clowney Quickly Deleted This Instagram

    Andrew Sharp

    Some notes: 1. Jadeveon Clowney is still not safe for college football. Even his police escorts realize he's a monster. 2. College football players talking to agents signing with agents is still very much against NCAA rules. 3. "Don't...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  14. ALERT: Jadeveon Clowney Is Not Safe for College Football

    Andrew Sharp

    This is not relevant to the NBA or NHL playoffs or baseball or anything else in today's news cycle, but in the spirit of Robert Mays's countdown to the NFL season, let's take a second to look at Jadeveon Clowney, the freak-of-nature hell-beast enteri...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  15. About Last Night: The Clippers Are Kings of L.A.

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy helping J.J. Abrams run a viral marketing campaign for Star Trek Into Darkness in Central Russia, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Chris Paul and the division-leading Los Angeles Clippers beat the Los Angeles L...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Hey, Jadeveon Clowney: Here Are Five College Football Stars Who S...

    Ian Cohen

    As a 32-year-old, 5-foot-6 Jewish guy from Philadelphia who has been rocking a buzzcut for the entire 21st century, I think it goes without saying that I relate to Kentucky's flat-topped phenom Nerlens Noel in a multitude of ways. The most pertinent ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013