Draft King Analysis|
March 12, 2015
Lou Pickney, DraftKing.com
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First things first: I'm happy to announce that Draft King has entered into a working relationship with CineSport. I'm extraordinarily selective about the opportunities that I opt to utilize for this website, and I've been impressed by what I've seen from them. It's high quality video content and analysis from people with valuable insight. I think you'll enjoy it as well.
I'm still deciding what the best way will be to work their content into this site, but for now I'm leaning toward linking videos of particular interest here in the column section. Here are three to start you out for today:
Kansas City Chiefs: All Good with Smith-Maclin?
Kansas City looks to improve its passing game for the 2015 season.
University of Oregon: Marcus Mariota’s Pro Day Recap
The good and bad of Mariota's pro day performance in Eugene.
Philadelphia Eagles: What the Murray Deal Says About Eagles
Another day, another major move by Philadelphia.
There will also be the opportunity for you to pick for yourself from the rotating list of videos that I've embedded on the front page and the 2015 NFL Mock Draft page. Consider it a work in progress.
The big news of the day, as referenced in the link to that last video of the three above, is the move by the Philadelphia Eagles to sign former Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray less than ten days after trading away standout RB LeSean McCoy to Buffalo. Murray had a monster season in 2014, but it remains to be seen how he will do without a top-level offensive line to run behind like he had last season.
That's no slight to Eagles OT Jason Peters, but overall the Cowboys had one of the best, if not *the* best, offensive lines in the game last year. It's going to be very interesting to see what happens in Philadelphia this fall, particularly when the Cowboys come to town.
It looked like TE Jordan Cameron would be returning to Cleveland, but at the last minute the reported deal between him and the Browns fell through and he instead signed with the Dolphins. I suspect that means Charles Clay, who was hit with the transition tag by Miami, won't actually be returning to the team this fall.
There are still some top-tier talents out there, like DT Nick Fairley and ILB Brandon Spikes. Perhaps the best player still on the market is DE Greg Hardy, though after his domestic violence court ordeal that he $omehow managed to e$cape last month, his top-level talent comes with some major baggage that can't be ignored.