The 2014 NFL Draft's Butterfly Effect

Posted by Mike Harman on Friday, March 21, 2014


I'm sure you have seen a hundred different mock drafts out there with a million different combinations of players. Today I will take each of the guy that the Texans are targeting first overall, and I will create a mock draft (first 10 picks) based on that single selection. With those ten mock drafts I will analyze any findings.

1) IF THE TEXANS TAKE JOHNNY MANZIEL

Likelihood: 10%

1. Houston Texans: Johnny Manziel, QB, TAMU
2. St Louis Rams (from Was): Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina


This is w...
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Ranking The Top Tier Fantasy Football Quarterbacks

Posted by Mike Harman on Saturday, August 24, 2013 In : Austin Fry 
Heading into the 2013 NFL season, there seems to be a pretty good consensus on which the top five quarterbacks are. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers seem to be a cut above the rest, but the question is, how do these five rank? With just about two weeks left before the start of the regular season, here’s quick look.

Aaron Rodgers


Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers is in the prime of his career, and his numbers the last few seasons make him the safest pick in fantasy...

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Is Johnny Manziel Being Treated Unfairly?

Posted by Mike Harman on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 In : Mike Harman 
Everyone was impressed with the Freshman Heisman campaign of Johnny Manziel, and it will be interesting to see what he will do as a mere sophomore. But with the recent news that Manziel recently left the Manning Passing Camp for 'illness' you have to wonder if he is being treated unfairly for some of his off the field issues. 

No, I'm not defending Manziel as a young player with too much spotlight around him. I actually believe that he is being treated too nicely for what he has done off the f...
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Teddy Bridgewater: Better Prospect Than Andrew Luck?

Posted by Mike Harman on Monday, May 6, 2013 In : Mike Harman 
Nope. He isn't a better prospect than Luck, and never will be, but I think that he could have the better NFL career. When Luck played in college you knew that he just was great, and that he would just be great in the pros. But unfortunately for him, he had never flashed that 'thing' that 'it' factor that made me believe that he will win multiple championships in the NFL. Tom Brady has 'it' and he had it in college. Big Ben and Eli Manning have always had that 'thing,' which cannot be explaine...
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Why The Raiders Must Trade Down In The 2013 NFL Draft

Posted by Mike Harman on Saturday, April 20, 2013 In : Mike Harman 
The 2013 NFL draft is less than a week away, and it is becoming more and more clear that this draft is one of the hardest to predict ever. While we think we know who the first pick will be, there is no rhyme or reason as to who will come next. And quite possibly the hardest pick to predict is the 3rd pick by the Oakland Raiders who seem to need help at every position. In fact there are about ten different players that could end up wearing the silver and black, which is exactly why I think the...
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Seven Very Possible 2013 NFL Draft Trades

Posted by Mike Harman on Saturday, March 23, 2013 In : Mike Harman 



1) TEAM X TRADES UP FOR QB GENO SMITH

This is the trade that will most likely happen, but there is no true way of knowing who will pull the trigger until it happens. There are a few teams that could pull this trigger, and here are my odds for each of them:

Jags (2nd pick) trade up with the Chiefs (1st pick)

The Jags might fall in love with Geno Smith and decide that it is worth swapping some picks to guarantee that they land him. Last year (in a much stronger draft) the Browns traded three mid/l...
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2012-13 Bowl Season Preview

Posted by Mike Harman on Friday, December 7, 2012 In : Mike Harman 
New Mexico Bowl
Arizona v Nevada
Arizona Favored by 9.5


Who to watch for: Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona - NCAA leading YPG rusher with over 2,000 overall offensive yards this year

Who will win: Arizona should win this big. They lost to two BCS teams, two other top-25 teams, and to rival AZ State, while beating OK State and USC.
 
Who to bet for: Arizona gives a lot of points, but they should smoke the Wolf Pack if motivated.


Idaho Potato Bowl
Utah State v Toledo
UT State Favored by 9.5


**By the way, I hat...
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2012 College Coaching Carousel

Posted by Mike Harman on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 In : Mike Harman 
Whether you are a coach on the rise, or a coach on the hot seat, we are getting very close to the college offseason which will bring some big changes. Which coaches are bound to move to more prestigious (or NFL) jobs, and which coaches will be on the cast of 'The Experts' next year? 

The Hot Seat

Gene Chizik, Auburn FIRED

It is hard to imagine a coach who won a title two years ago getting fired, but he won that title with another guy's players. If you take out that one great year he has two 8-5 ...
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2012 Late Season Heisman Watch

Posted by Mike Harman on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 In : Mike Harman 
We are rounding out the college football season, and it is about time for us to talk about the final Heisman watch standings. If you've read my site before, you would know that recent history favors the QB's playing in the National Championship game, and that may end up being the case this year. This year is a strange one however, because it just doesn't feel like we have that elite gamechanger on offense. There is no Cam Newton, RG3, Mark Ingram, or Tim Tebows, but we do have some guys that ...
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Struggling? How To Turn Your Fantasy Football Season Around

Posted by Mike Harman on Thursday, October 18, 2012
As we get ready for Week 7 in the NFL, most fantasy leagues are at about the halfway point of their regular season. This is around the time that owners start to assess their team and make the necessary tweaks. So what do you do if your team is really struggling? Here are three ways to get back on track and try to sneak into the playoffs.

1. Stick with it

Everyone loves fantasy football at the beginning of the NFL season. By Week 6 or 7, only the owners who are having success seems to care. Inst...

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