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Drafting underclassmen in first round can be a real gamble
The first round of this year's draft figures to feature a significant number of underclassmen selected. However, maturity issues and NFL readiness make those picks a real gamble.
Team-by-team draft needs: NFC North
NFL.com's Pat Kirwan draws up his draft board for every team in the NFC North. See the needs for the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings and find out what players they should target.
Mock draft 4.0: Serious shakeup at the top
Pinpointing which player the Lions will take with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft has been tough to tackle, but this sees a fresh face atop the mock draft, Eugene Monroe.
Mock draft 3.0: Texas' Orakpo moving up the board
The importance placed on pressuring the quarterback is what has Brian Orakpo of Texas moving up the board in the third installment of Pat Kirwan's weekly mock draft.
Many teams looking at offensive tackles, 3-4 defenders in draft
As teams prepare for the upcoming draft, two situations keep surfacing, so the April selection process will be stressed by the number of teams looking to do the same thing.
Mock draft 2.0: Free agency, trades shed light on teams' intentions
Free agency has started with many players changing teams, a blockbuster trade and a few big-name terminations. Those moves can shed more light on the draft intentions of NFL teams.
Mock draft: Don't bank on Lions taking Stafford with No. 1 pick
While a lot of people think the Lions will take Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 overall selection, the QB raised some doubt with how he measured up at the combine.
Health of offensive line could impact emphasis on running game
The Bears hope to run the ball better in 2008, but injuries on the offensive line could have an impact on the ground game.
49ers could go with journeyman over former No. 1 overall pick
A journeyman quarterback who has been with nine NFL teams in six years -- as well as a stint in NFL Europa -- could supplant a former No. 1 overall pick as J.T. O'Sullivan is the early leader in the 49ers' QB competition.
Fantasy injury report: Week 6
Injuries have ravaged fantasy football rosters this season. We have the latest on all the ailments around the NFL in our fantasy injury report.
Week 5 inactives
J.P. Losman, Peerless Price, Anthony Henry and Terry Glenn are the top inactives for Monday night's battle between Dallas and Buffalo.
Fantasy injury report: Week 5
Major injuries continue to mount across the NFL. We examine all the latest news and notes in our fantasy injury news report.