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This is our annual “Tracking the Cleveland Browns Draft Interests,” featuring who the team has reportedly taken a look at leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft.
Listed below, you will find a table that lists the players who the Browns have supposedly met with or scouted from either a visit to Berea, a private workout, or some other way. The list is not comprehensive, as I’m sure the team has scouted more players who aren’t listed here. These are the players who have been noted or confirmed by media sources. The “other” category includes reported connections at the NFL Combine, Pro Days, or other miscellaneous venues. The “projected round” data comes from Dane Bruglar’s 2018 NFL Draft Guide.

In our ongoing series on superior athletes in the 2017 draft (on DEs, DTs, LBs, and safeties) we looked at a metric called SPARQ, which is a single number designed to summarize a player’s athleticism. The number is calculated with a proprietary formula that incorporates player weight, bench press, broad jump, vertical jump, forty-yard dash, ten-yard split, short shuttle and 3-cone drill (details here).
In those four posts, we combined the Sparq metric with a metric for the college production to see which draft prospects would emerge as the most productive AND most athletic.

Greetings, Raider Nation! Raiderdamus is here a little early this season, as the schedule has just been released and we now know who, where, and when the Raiders will be playing in the upcoming season. I will not be consulting the Great Beyond today, but will venture to guess the Raiders’ final record on my own without any assistance from any supernatural being. My results may vary.
So let’s begin at the beginning! All of this is being considered without regard to any injuries suffered in camp or the quality of the Raiders’ 2018 draft class, so what I say and what the Great Beyond will reveal in a few months may be vastly different.
Week 1 vs. Rams
The Raiders open up on Monday Night Football against the smart choice to represent the Super Bowl in the NFC.

With the 24th pick of the 2018 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Carolina Panthers select…
D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
The selection and write-up were made by mrwhitman:

The Carolina Panthers have a new/old General Manager in Marty Hurney, who ran the team from 2002-2012. In that time, he drafted Julius Peppers, Cam Newton, Josh Norman and Luke Kuechly to just name a few. Coming back to the Panthers as interim last year after the oddly timed Dave Gettleman firing and now being named full time GM, Hurney wasted no time in reshaping the Panthers into his new/old vision–fast, speedy and athletic on both sides of the ball. Letting former first rounder, DT Star Lotulelei go in free agency, trading Kelvin Benjamin last year for picks and signing Torrey Smith in free agency were the initial salvos in reshaping the Panthers.

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