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HALF BAKED NFL DRAFT

By Marc Lawrence –– NFL Nation notes that as the 2020 NFL draft approaches and free agency slows to a trickle, the league’s offseason programs are right around the corner. If team activities are reduced or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will have a far-reaching impact on rosters. With five new head coaches on the sidelines and quarterbacks Tom Brady and Philip Rivers leading a parade of big-name players who have changed teams, many newcomers across the NFL will be itching to settle in with their new franchises. A compressed offseason means less time for coaching staffs to teach new schemes and establish their culture, less time for players to study new playbooks, show the staff they have rebounded from offseason surgery or maybe dig their way out of the doghouse. Zeroing in on each team, the Cleveland Browns’ player most likely impacted by a reduced training camp would be QB Baker Mayfield, who will be playing under his 4th head coach and 3rd offensive coordinator in three years with the Browns. For a look at each of the 31 other players most likely affected from each team click here.
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While it’s hard to imagine today, the NBA, like MLB, is hoping to return to the court as soon as it’s given the “all clear” sign from the CDC and the US government. Commissioner Adam Silver hopes to lead the way in helping the economy get back on its feet at the proper time. Stay tuned for more details.
Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: Auburn seniors started 51.7% of its games last season. The Tigers have had a Top-12 ranked recruiting class each of the past 10 years. For what it’s worth, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is a master at maintaining momentum, going 18-3 SU and 16-4-1 ATS in his career in games when coming off consecutive SUATS wins, including 15-0 SU and 13-1-1 ATS when facing sub .888 foes. File that one away.
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