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2012 NFL DRAFT SPECIAL: THE LUCK OF THE DRAW

Posted by Mike Harman on Monday, October 10, 2011, In : Other 
At this point in the year it isn't a surprise that most people think that Andrew Luck will be the first overall pick in the 2012 draft. In fact at this point a year ago many thought that it would be Luck in the 2011 draft. I think after the half of football we have a pretty good idea too as to which NFL teams will be picking in the top-10 come next year.

In today's simulation we will go through the list of NFL teams with a losing record to see if they are really competing to get to the playoff...
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Draft Special: Evolution Of The Draft

Posted by Mike Harman on Sunday, May 15, 2011, In : Other 
Whether people know it, each and every year the NFL Draft changes. It evolves. The league shifts every single year and teams must adjust to these tendencies. Everyone knows that it has become a pass-first league, but if I told you that the value of interior linemen was increasing for the same general reason that the value middle/inside linebackers was decreasing, then you might not truly know why. Ten years ago running backs were a building block that teams happily spent first round picks on,...
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2011 NFL Draft Special: Loading Up On Quarterbacks

Posted by Mike Harman on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Other 
**Warning: This is an article which goes from the 'Double Dipping' theory. I suggest that you read the fairly quick draftology lesson on Double Dipping before reading this

Each and draft is different from year to year. For instance the 2011 draft is beyond loaded at offensive guards, defensive linemen, and in mid to late round quarterbacks. It is a very weak class at tight end, linebacker and safety. So naturally you will see some teams reach for talent to get the 'best' of the worst positions...
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Draftology Special: Why A Rookie Wage Scale Could Kill The NFL

Posted by Mike Harman on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : Other 
2010 NFL rookie quarterback and 1st overall draft pick Sam Bradford got a six year, 78-million dollar contract with 50-million guaranteed. That means that an untested rookie will make 13-million dollars a year which makes him one of the highest paid players in the league from day one. Also, if this player suffers a career ending injury in the first day of camp, he still gets paid 50-million dollars and hurts his team for six years of cap space. It became abundantly clear long ago that these g...
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Draftology Special: The New Los Angeles Football Stadium

Posted by Mike Harman on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Other 


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2011 NFL Draft Special: Drafting Towards The New CBA

Posted by Mike Harman on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : Other 
This is a relatively off-sided topic in draftology that should not be considered a lesson but rather a theory for 2011. With the growing discussions within the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) we will potentially see some eventual changes within the draft. These changes include:

1) Expanding the number of games a season

It seems like a lock that we will have 18 games a season when it is all said and done. This means that more people will get hurt throughout the season and many p...
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