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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. Giants, others in need of draft impact

    Mike Sando

    When the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, they did it with a rookie draft class that combined to play 125 regular-season snaps, fewest in the league and well off the 1,535 average for the other 31 teams. The 2012 San ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. How Panthers can take the next step

    Mike Sando

    The Carolina Panthers took a giant step forward in 2013 and changed perceptions in the process. Coach Ron Rivera ditched his play-not-to-lose reputation, embracing a "Riverboat Ron" persona reflecting greater comfort with calculated risks. Quarterbac...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. After focusing on run, division looks to air

    Mike Sando

    Every team in the NFC West had a 1,000-yard rusher last season. Coaches in Seattle, San Francisco and St. Louis have promoted run-first philosophies. Arizona has invested first- and second-round picks in running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan William...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Where NFL draft predictions went wrong

    Mike Sando

    Months of mocks and related analysis did not adequately prepare us for a half-dozen selections in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft. NFC West teams made two of those surprise selections: Bruce Irvin to the Seattle Seahawks and A.J. Jenkins to ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Scout's take: Where Cardinals stand in draft

    Mike Sando

    Any team with Larry Fitzgerald at wide receiver would seem to be set at the position, or close to it. But as Steve Muench of Scouts Inc. explained when we discussed receivers Tuesday, there's a reason Mario Manningham made the key reception for th...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  13. Questioning how teams value WRs in draft

    Mike Sando

    Thank you, former St. Louis Rams defensive tackle D'Marco Farr, for raising an interesting point regarding drafted wide receivers. The top three teams in passing yardage last season -- New Orleans, New England and Green Bay -- have combined to inv...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  14. 2012 NFL draft picks by team, round

    Mike Sando

    The chart shows 2012 NFL draft choices by team, based on information from the draft-order file made available earlier Monday. The chart focuses on quantity. Note that New England, despite having only six total picks, holds four in the first two ro...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  15. Sizing up Devon Still for the Seahawks

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS - Devon Still played multiple spots on the defensive line at Penn State. A first-round prospect in the 2012 NFL draft, Still's versatility could make him appealing for the Seattle Seahawks in particular. Their success in converting Re...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  16. 2012 NFL draft order as Week 16 nears end

    Mike Sando

    While the San Francisco 49ers fans sweat over playoff seeding, those following the other NFC West teams have 2012 NFL draft order to consider heading into Week 17. OleSagginSeahawk visited an earlier item and asked in the comments section how fini...

    Blog | December 26, 2011