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  1. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. The case for taking Manziel, for 11 teams

    Mike Sando

    One player in the 2014 NFL draft has the power to instantly transform an irrelevant franchise into a compelling one. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stands alone in that regard. He's the X factor in the top 10 selections, the player hard-cor...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. 13 teams that should draft a QB

    Mike Sando

    Note: This article has been updated to reflect the Raiders' trade for quarterback Matt Schaub. So many teams selecting near the top of the 2014 NFL draft need starting quarterbacks. Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland own four of the firs...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. Ranking Week 17's biggest games

    Mike Sando

    Week 17, also known as Super Bowl week in Dallas, is going to be a wild one not just in Texas, but across the NFL. At least 10 teams will fight for five playoff berths, four teams will claim division titles and, in a shocker, Seattle might not be one...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  5. A word about NFC West draft strategies

    Mike Sando

    You might recall our March discussion from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference regarding NFC West team-building strategies. St. Louis Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff, addressing conference attendees, noted that his team expected to...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  6. Picks by team entering second round

    Mike Sando

    Five trades during the first round of the 2013 NFL draft changed the dynamics for what awaits over the final six rounds. I was curious to see how many picks each team holds by round. The chart breaks down the totals entering the second round. Shad...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. Wishful thinking? A draft trade to consider

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams hold the 16th, 22nd, 46th and 78th choices in the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL draft. Bill from Chesterfield, Mo., would like to see them trade back from the 16th or 22nd pick with a team moving up to select a quarterback. ...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  8. 2013 NFL draft picks by round, no comps

    Mike Sando

    The NFL released a tentative 2013 NFL draft order pending release of 32 compensatory draft choices next month. I've gone through the list and put together a chart showing team-by-team picks by round. The San Francisco 49ers (11) and Seattle S...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. 2013 NFL draft order: Picks 1-24

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams will hold the 16th and 22nd overall choices in the 2013 NFL draft. The 16th pick was their own. The 22nd pick was acquired from Washington as part of the trade enabling the Redskins to select Robert Griffin III in 2012. The R...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  10. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The NFL draft is critical, pivotal -- franchise-altering. The moves teams make generate strong reactions. Analysts quickly decide which teams filled needs, which teams got great value, which teams helped themselves the most and which teams could h...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  11. 49ers find first-rounder behind Door No. 1

    Mike Sando

    The excitement Rutgers receiver Mohamed Sanu felt turned to disappointment upon learning the draft-day call from the Cincinnati Bengals had actually been a prank. We can therefore forgive another college receiver, Illinois' A.J. Jenkins, for react...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  12. Rams hold NFL draft cards on second day

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams hold four picks in the second and third rounds, most in the NFL. That includes three of the first 13 picks of the second round, making St. Louis the team with the most clout on the draft's second day. ESPN's John Clayton weig...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  13. A rude welcome to division for WR Floyd

    Mike Sando

    How nice of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman to lay out the NFC West welcome mat for new Arizona Cardinals first-round choice Michael Floyd. Hold on a minute. That's not a welcome mat. It's a note on Floyd's new doorstep and a direct ch...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  14. Rams trade up? A little bit of skepticism

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' need for a wide receiver has not diminished in recent days. But would the team really trade up two spots in the 2012 NFL draft to select Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon with the fourth overall choice? I do not think that is li...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  15. A running back with home-run potential

    Mike Sando

    Corey from Orlando, Fla., asks whether the San Francisco 49ers would consider using the 30th pick in the 2012 NFL draft for Miami running back Lamar Miller. "He's tough, like Frank Gore, he's not overly big and probably not as gritty as Gore is, b...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  16. Would Rams be reaching for Blackmon?

    Mike Sando

    Jerry from Sacramento reached out this week to take issue with Justin Blackmon as a projected first-round draft choice for his favorite team, the St. Louis Rams. "He's a good player, not a great player," Jerry wrote. "At No. 6, the Rams need a gre...

    Blog | April 03, 2012