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Dan Collins

I have always been an avid football enthusiast. The NFL Draft and Fantasy Football is my passion in the realm of football. I write Mock Drafts and inform readers of what is happening during the critical stages of the NFL Draft. I spend way too much time working through Fantasy Football analysis, situations, and thoughts; it is an issue. Follow on Twitter @Dan_R_Collins for Football info and the occasional joke or wisecrack.

NFL DRAFT: NFC Report Card

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I have conquered the AFC and handed out draft grades, now it is time for the NFC. Who will get “Dan Collins Stamp of Approval” as best draft class, and who will get the “Matt Millen Stamp of Disapproval” for ...

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NFL DRAFT: AFC Report Card

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The Steelers crushed the draft this year and got quality prospects at almost every selection in the draft. First of all, T.J. Watt is the poster child for Steeler toughness and edge rusher presence. He and Bud Dupree will be a 1-2 punch for a quite some time in Pittsburgh. JuJu Smith-Schuster is the possession receiver the Steelers needed to go with explosive Antonio Brown...

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NFL DRAFT: The Alabama Conundrum

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Yesterday we saw 3 Alabama players fall down the draft board from where they were expected to be drafted.   There is a trend that I am noticing as we continue to evaluate players from Alabama and how NFL scouting departments ...

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NFL DRAFT: Final Mock Draft

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This year is going to be wild folks. I have a feeling that we are going to see some major trades and many surprises.  It is the weak quarterback class that will cause chaos that will ultimately make this draft ...

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NFL DRAFT: 1st Round Prospects

RB Leonard Fournette LSU

Have you ever wished that you could just see all of the players possibly going in the first round in one spot instead of looking over multiple mock drafts? I have that for you so you know who could possibly ...

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NFL DRAFT: Top 60 Prospects

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The final prospects ranking for the Top 60 prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft. Dan Collins’ Final Big Board – Top 60 Prospects Myles Garrett, OLB, Texas A&M Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford Malik Hooker, FS, Ohio State Marshon Lattimore, CB, ...

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MOCK DRAFT: 5.0

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We are just one week away from Draft Weekend! A reminder to people reading Mock Drafts: It is not all about what I personally think will happen on draft night; the goal is to connect the dots from teams to ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Quarterback

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The most important position in any sport is the quarterback position. Most scouts believe this is the weakest class of quarterbacks we have seen in a long time. Is there any talent in this 2017 NFL Draft who could become ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Wide Receiver

WR Corey Davis Western Michigan

Most scouts view this year’s class of wide receivers as a little lower quality than the past few years. There is talent at the top, but can there be potential after Round 1?  My series on evaluating each positional group ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Tight End

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The tight end position is more effectively used in the NFL than in college. The key is evaluating the talent available in college and projecting it to the NFL game. My series on evaluating each positional group in the NFL ...

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MOCK DRAFT 4.0

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We are finally within striking distance of the most important part of any NFL franchise’s hopes of becoming a Super Bowl Champion, become a playoff contender, or rebuild their roster from scratch. Who is rising or falling on draft boards ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Linebacker

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There are lot of teams currently in need of decent linebacker play. My series on evaluating each positional group in the NFL Draft continues with the linebackers. Who is the best player in the position group? Safest pick? Boom-or-bust pick? ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Cornerback

DB Marshon Lattimore Ohio State

As the same with the safeties, cornerbacks are crucial for a successful team defense against today’s NFL offenses. My series on evaluating each positional group in the NFL Draft continues with the cornerbacks. Who is the best player in the ...

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DRAFT DAY EVALUATION: Safety

DB Jamal Adams LSU

Today’s NFL is firmly based on the passing game which means safeties are a vital position for a successful team. My series on evaluating each positional group in the Draft starts with the safety position. Who is the best player ...

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MOCK DRAFT 3.0: First Round

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The combine is over, pro-days have begun, and free agency has already made its big splashes so it’s time to review once again, where each team stands as we prepare for the NFL Draft on April 27th.  I think there ...

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COMBINE THOUGHTS: Wide Receiver & Tight End

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Alabama Tight End O.J. Howard is an animal. Easily the tight end with highest upside we have seen in the Draft since Gronk. Remember that Gronk was not drafted in the 1st round due to injuries sustained during college. Howard may be the most athletic player pound-for-pound in this Draft. He made everything look easy during the combine and is getting Top 5 discussion.

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COMBINE THOUGHTS: Quarterbacks & Running Backs

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In the most important position in the NFL, 2017 is considered a weak draft class by most scouts. Certain players needed solid interviews and workouts to improve their draft stock and show their talent in person. Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson made two consecutive National Championships and played well against the most NFL type defense in college football (Alabama), he has a lot of question marks but there are also a lot of traits we know he already possesses.

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MOCK DRAFT 2.0: In-Depth 1 – 10

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This is the most in-depth Mock Draft you will find on the internet — period.  It’s not just putting a player to a team, but it is analyzing their whole situation. This has everything from pending free agents, stats, and ...

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2017 NFL DRAFT: Mock Draft 1.0

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It’s that time of year where over half the teams in the NFL start thinking about next season. Remember folks, Mock Drafts should be used to figure out how players are being positioned along the Draft board. Right now we ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 16

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Championship Sunday is coming up and it’s time for you to go all out for your title! The waiver wire provided some great production in last week’s 5 Up: Bilal Powell (27 PPR pts), Charles Clay (20 PPR pts), Tyreek ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 15

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It is playoff time in most fantasy league formats which means your hard work has come down to the next few weeks! Let’s dive in! 5 Up 1) Tyreek Hill (WR) Kansas City Chiefs – Andy Reid has needed an ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 14

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We have reached the final week of your regular season or playoff time! Need some waiver wire magic? Let’s Dive In! 5 Up 1)  Malcolm Mitchell (WR) New England Patriots – Tom Brady may have found an outside target for ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 13

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Last Week’s 5 Up saw some great production: Rishard Matthews (15 PPR pts), DeVante Parker (PPR 9 pts) left game with injury, Tim Hightower (18 PPR pts), Tyler Boyd (11 PPR pts), and Wendell Smallwood will get plenty of touches ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 12

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5 Up 1) Rishard Matthews (WR) Tennessee Titans – I think I’ve made this a tradition of bringing back one player from the previous week’s 5 Up into this week. Or maybe it’s just because I was right the previous ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 11

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5 Up 1) Cameron Brate (TE) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – He was in my “5 Up” last week and I’m here to give you another chance to pick him up. He has had three straight weeks scoring over 10 points, ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 10

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5 Up 1) Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota – The main receiving threat in Minnesota is back and in full swing. The last two weeks he has hauled in 21 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown. A new offensive coordinator has ...

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Forecasting the 2017 QB Landscape

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Why is this important to talk about now? Will Kirk Cousins stay in Washington? Is the Colin Kaepernick era in San Francisco over? Where will Jay Cutler end up? Who is going to be quarterback of the New York Jets? Cleveland? Do any teams trades ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 9

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5 Up 1) Jamison Crowder (WR) Washington Redskins – He is the #2 receiving option in this offense behind Jordan Reed. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are role players at this point. He is a reliable slot receiver and should ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 8

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This week is all about trust. Who can you trust to deliver solid production? I found some players who are being trusted in their offense and you should trust them as well and add them to your roster. Let’s dive ...

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NFL DRAFT: Teams in Need of WR Help

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Who should be eyeing JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mike Williams or Corey Davis for wide receiver help? Wide receiver is the only offensive skill position group where there may not be a clear leader in the clubhouse. This reminds me a little of ...

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5 UP/5 DOWN: Week 7

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5 Up 1) Kenny Britt (WR) Los Angeles Rams – Britt had 7 receptions for 136 yards and two touchdowns versus the Lions. I just wish that Jared Goff was playing quarterback so Britt could put up decent numbers every ...

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NFL DRAFT: Teams in Need of RB Help

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Who could be eyeing Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey or Nick Chubb early in the draft? As you can see, this draft has some pretty interesting running backs who could find themselves as early selections. This draft class offers ...

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