Glauber's NFL Hot Reads
Newsday's Bob Glauber goes the extra yard for the inside scoop on the NFL.
Sifting through the 72-hour whirlwind that is generally referred to as the NFL draft, and here are some final takeaways:
-- The happiest quarterback in this draft should be Teddy Bridgewater, who goes to the Vikings at No. 32 and joins a team that is only a year removed from the playoffs. There’s still the nucleus of a decent defense, there’s an elite running back in Adrian Peterson and, best...Read more »
There's just one day left in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a look (in no particular order) at some players to keep an eye on as Saturday rolls along:
Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood: D-II product has prototypical size to go with good speed and hands, but teams could be worried about the level of competition he faced.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson: Has the size and speed for the position,...Read more »
With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft officially in the books, here’s a quick look at some of the best prospects that are still available (in no particular order):
Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: Space-eater would thrive as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Two-sport star had a decorated college career but fell off a bit in senior campaign.
Kony Ealy,...Read more »
It's always tough to project how the first round of the NFL Draft will shake out. This year was no different.
Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber and Newsday.com NFL draft analyst Nick Klopsis submitted their final mock drafts before the first round began Thursday night. Here's how their picks compared to how the first round actually went. Pick Glauber Klopsis Actual pick 1. Texans Jadeveon...Read more »
Most players don't know when or where they'll be drafted. C.J. Mosley, however, seems to have it narrowed down.
The Alabama linebacker told Newsday on Wednesday that he thinks he'll go somewhere in the top half of the first round -- and maybe even one of the first 10 players off the board on Thursday night.
"I heard top 10, I talked to my agent, I heard eight through 17," Mosley said...Read more »
Cody Latimer wasn't considered a hot prospect as the pre-NFL Draft evaluation period began. Now he's one of 30 players invited to Radio City Music Hall -- an honor usually reserved for first- or second-round picks.
If you ask Latimer, though, he's been there all along. It was just a matter of when everyone caught onto his skillset.
"They were just checking out my film -- physicality,...Read more »
Odell Beckham Jr. once was a very good football player. He’s still a very good football player – albeit a different kind of football.
The LSU wide receiver is projected as the third-best wideout in this year’s draft class and a possible top-10 overall pick (and has been linked to both the Jets and the Giants). But as a child, he played a lot of soccer -- and was good at it. So much so that...Read more »
A record 30 NFL hopefuls will be in the house for this year's draft.
The league announced the list of attendees on Tuesday night. The draft will be May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. Round 1 is on Thursday, rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday and rounds 4-7 are on Saturday.
In the past, the NFL invited only prospects that were considered to be top picks. In recent years, they have opened it...Read more »
“Draft Day” has been a hot title lately. With the movie starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner coming out later this month, rapper Drake released a song Tuesday of the same name. Both come out on the heels of the 2014 NFL Draft, which begins with the first round May 8.
Drake, known for songs like “Started from the Bottom” and “Successful”, name drops a number of celebrities and athletes,...Read more »
Call him Johnny Basketball.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, a likely top-five pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, showed that he can do more than play quarterback --he can also throw down a copule of one-handed jams.
Manziel posted an Instagram video to his account on Monday of him dunking a basketball several times through a net.
Manziel's been knocked for his lack of height (he...Read more »