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2010 NFL Draft Second-Round Grades

Posted: 23rd April 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
33. St. Louis Rams- Rodger Saffold, T, Indiana This was a bit of a surprise pick, but it was a great choice. Saffold has great potential to be a franchise left tackle, and if Jason Smith improves and stays healthy, Bradford will have great protection. Grade: A 34. Minnesota Vikings- Chris Cook, CB, Virginia You can't argue with this pick. Lito Sheppard was signed, but it was a one-year deal, and he isn't the ...

2010 NFL Draft First-Round Grades

Posted: 23rd April 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
The 2010 NFL Draft was filled with surprising picks, and first-round prospects like Jimmy Clausen, Taylor Mays, and Golden Tate weren't selected in the first round.   1. St. Louis Rams- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma The Rams have found their franchise QB. Grade: A   2. Detroit Lions- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska The Lions passed on a franchise left tackle again, but Suh has dynamic talent, so the pick wasn't all bad. Grade: B   3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Gerald ...

Green Bay Packers 2010 Mock Draft

Posted: 17th April 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
First Round (Pick 23) - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State I think the Packers should take Charles Brown, but Ted Thompson's draft record suggests that he won't draft a tackle in the first round.  Cornerback also needs depth since Al Harris and Pat Lee went down with injuries, and Jarrett Bush was terrible and easy for Kurt Warner to torch.  Wilson has excellent coverage skills and would make an instant impact ...

2010 NBA Playoffs Predictions

Posted: 16th April 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NBA
With the NBA playoffs beginning tomorrow, I thought I'd post my predictions on how I think this will all turn out, and I will predict how many games each series will last and explain why I think each team I picked in the series will win. I'd love to hear your feedback, so leave some comments and tell me what you think.Begin Slideshow

2010 NFL Mock Draft: How the Major Trades Impact the Draft

Posted: 14th April 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
This mock draft includes many changes from my previous mock draft, and the Steelers trading Santonio Holmes to the Jets and the Broncos trading Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins shakes things up even more.   1. St. Louis Rams—Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma Bradford threw 63-for-64 at his Pro Day, and the only incomplete pass was because of a receiver dropping a pass.  The Rams were impressed, so there's really no reason for ...

2010 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Donovan McNabb Trade Edition

Posted: 6th April 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
1. St. Louis Rams —Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma This pick is becoming a given since Marc Bulger was released, and the Rams were impressed by Bradford's workout. They've drafted linemen the past three years (Adam Carriker, Chris Long, and Jason Smith), so now it's time to draft a franchise QB. Other Possible Picks: Jimmy Clausen, QB; Ndamukong Suh, DT   2. Detroit Lions —Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska The Lions traded a fifth—round pick to Seattle ...

2010 MLB Predictions

Posted: 29th March 2010 by Ian O'Brien in MLB
This slideshow includes my predictions for the division standings, wild card berths, playoff predictions(including how many games), and who I think will win the World Series. It also includes who I think will win all the major baseball awards such as MVP and Cy Young. Feel free to comment on what you think.Begin Slideshow

2010 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Combine and Post-Free Agency Edition

Posted: 27th March 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
This is my first NFL mock draft since the 2010 NFL Combine and the free agency period, which has definitely changed my projected draft picks. I will also be posting two other possible draft picks for each team assuming not all of my projections are correct. Feel free to comment on what you think of the picks and if you'd like your favorite team's pick if it happened.Begin ...

2010 MLB AL East Projected Standings

Posted: 1st March 2010 by Ian O'Brien in MLB
1. Boston Red Sox The Red Sox were humbled last postseason after getting swept in the ALDS by the Angels, and now they're determined to take back the throne. The Red Sox improved their already great pitching staff by signing John Lackey to a five year, $80 million contract. á They now have Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Clay Buchholz in their rotation. Tim Wakefield and Junichi Tazawa provide ...

Ian’s 2010 NFL Playoff Predictions

Posted: 6th January 2010 by Ian O'Brien in NFL
With the 2009 NFL regular season over, the playoffs are beginning this Saturday, and many people are wondering who will win the Super Bowl. This slideshow contains my playoff predictions for each round and my pick to win the Super Bowl. My predictions are not likely going to be what you expect. It will be very interesting to see how the playoffs unfold.Begin Slideshow