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Lance Zierlein 2023 NFL mock draft 2.1: Raiders go up for C.J. Stroud; Colts select Anthony Richardson
Mar 07, 2023
In his second mock of the 2023 NFL Draft, Lance Zierlein has four quarterbacks coming off the board within the first nine picks. Which team trades up for C.J. Stroud? Who pounces on combine star Anthony Richardson?
Lance Zierlein 2023 NFL mock draft 2.0: Ravens trade Lamar Jackson to Falcons, draft QB Will Levis
Mar 07, 2023
In his second mock of the 2023 NFL Draft, Lance Zierlein has four quarterbacks coming off the board within the first eight picks, with Will Levis replacing a former MVP as part of a blockbuster trade.
Anthony Richardson landing spots: Which NFL team is most likely to draft toolsy quarterback prospect?
Mar 02, 2023
Anthony Richardson possesses extraordinary physical traits, but lacks polish. Someone's going to place a serious bet on the enticing quarterback prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft, but who? And when? Lance Zierlein spotlights eight teams, providing odds on each potential landing spot.
2023 Senior Bowl Day 2 standouts: NFL draft buzz for WR Nathaniel 'Tank' Dell, LB Daiyan Henley
Feb 01, 2023
Which 2023 NFL Draft prospects helped themselves on Day 2 of Senior Bowl practice? Lance Zierlein and Eric Edholm provide a look at five stars from Wednesday and more takeaways from the all-star game.
2023 Senior Bowl Day 1 standouts: BYU WR Puka Nacua impresses; center rising into Round 1?
Jan 31, 2023
Which 2023 NFL Draft prospects helped themselves on Day 1 of Senior Bowl practice? Lance Zierlein and Eric Edholm provide a look at five stars from Tuesday and more takeaways from the all-star game.
2022 NFL Draft, Day 2 mock: QBs Malik Willis, Desmond Ridder and Matt Corral all go in Round 2
Apr 29, 2022
With Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, Lance Zierlein projects how Rounds 2 and 3 will play out on Friday night. And in this projection, we get a second-round quarterback run, with Malik Willis, Desmond Ridder and Matt Corral all coming off the board.
2022 NFL Draft: Strongest position group? Weakest?
Apr 05, 2022
Lance Zierlein takes a long, hard look at the 2022 draft class and ranks the 11 position groups from strongest to weakest. Does edge defender boast the most talent? How deep is this cornerback crop? And where does the quarterback position slot?
Lance Zierlein 2022 NFL mock draft 2.0: Seahawks select Malik Willis; Travon Walker first defender selected
Mar 08, 2022
In the wake of the NFL Scouting Combine and the blockbuster Russell Wilson trade news, Lance Zierlein reveals his second mock of the 2022 NFL Draft. Who goes No. 1 overall? Who do the Seahawks take with the first-round pick they will acquire from the Broncos? Check out the full rundown, 1-32.
Lance Zierlein 2022 NFL mock draft 1.0: Two trades; Bucs, Steelers find successors to Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger
Feb 08, 2022
Two trades mark Round 1 in Lance Zierlein's first mock of the 2022 NFL Draft, with the Steelers moving up to select the second quarterback off the board. Check out his forecast for picks 1-32.
2022 Senior Bowl Day 2 standouts: RB prospect on track similar to Jets' Michael Carter
Feb 02, 2022
Which 2022 NFL Draft prospects helped themselves on Day 2 of Senior Bowl practice? Lance Zierlein and Chase Goodbread provide a look at five stars from Wednesday and more takeaways from the all-star game.
Ole Miss' Matt Corral vs. Liberty's Malik Willis: Five takeaways from QB prospect showcase
Nov 06, 2021
Two of the nation's top quarterback prospects faced off on Saturday with plenty of NFL eyes watching them. Lance Zierlein provides five takeaways on how Ole Miss' Matt Corral and Liberty's Malik Willis fared in the spotlight.
Top 10 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates: Najee Harris top threat to Trevor Lawrence
Jul 26, 2021
Which players have the best shot to keep No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence from taking home some hardware after the 2021 season? Lance Zierlein ranks his top 10 candidates for Offensive Rookie of the Year.
2021 NFL Draft, Day 2 mock: Packers scoop up WR Tutu Atwell for Aaron Rodgers in third round
Apr 30, 2021
With Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, Lance Zierlein projects how Rounds 2 and 3 will play out on Friday night. Will the Packers' third-round selection of a wide receiver help smooth things over with Aaron Rodgers?
2021 NFL Draft, Day 2 mock: Buccaneers snag quarterback Kyle Trask in second round
Apr 30, 2021
With Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft in the books, Lance Zierlein projects how Rounds 2 and 3 will play out on Friday night. In the second round, the Bucs take a QB to apprentice under Tom Brady, while the Chiefs give Patrick Mahomes another weapon and some protection.
Lance Zierlein 2021 NFL mock draft 3.0: Eagles land Jaylen Waddle after trading down
Mar 29, 2021
Lance Zierlein updates his Round 1 forecast after two blockbuster trades altered the outlook for the 2021 NFL Draft. Which prospect is most likely to land with the Eagles after Philly moved down to No. 12?
Lance Zierlein 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: How does the first wave of free agency impact Round 1?
Mar 19, 2021
The first wave of free agency has altered the league landscape. How does the roster reshuffling impact Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft? Lance Zierlein provides his Mock Draft 2.0, with a juicy trade shaking up the top 10.
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year candidates: Chase Young in front
Jul 09, 2020
Chase Young seems primed for a big first season, but which of his fellow rookies poses the biggest threat to his chances of winning the Defensive Rookie of the Year award? Lance Zierlein unveils his top eight contenders for the hardware.
7 burning questions for college football's top NFL draft prospects
May 23, 2018
Will Nick Bosa outdo big brother Joey at Ohio State? Is Jim Harbaugh's new QB set for a breakthrough season? Those are just a couple of the burning questions on Lance Zierlein's mind this offseason as he turns his attention to the next wave of top prospects.
Five 2016 NFL first-round picks that will break out in 2018
May 16, 2018
Now that they have a couple years in the NFL under their belt, which 2016 first-round picks are poised for a breakout year in 2018? Lance Zierlein says the Redskins' Josh Doctson and Saints' Sheldon Rankins are among five players that fit the bill.