Hey all! Its Adam Eisen here back with another edition of Set; Hike! In today’s blog, I will be talking about how the NFL season ended and how things are looking heading into free agency and the NFL Draft, without further ado, Let’s Kickoff!
In my last blog, I talked about the Super Bowl and who I thought had the edge in the New England vs Philadelphia matchup, The eagles ended up winning that game with a final score of 41-33 making them world champions of football for the first time in their franchise’s history. And with the conclusion of the Super Bowl we all must now wait until August for the next regular season game.
Now we wait. Free agency is officially opened up and now it’s time for big moves and contracts to be made. There are lots of players on the market this offseason especially in the QB market. There are QB’s such as Kirk Cousins and Drew Brees who are proven veterans and then there is Case Keenum who managed to lead the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC championship game–now it’s all about which team wants to take a chance on him.
There are also many other free agents on the market this offseason such as Jimmy Graham, Sammy Watkins and Trumaine Johnson. All three of these guys are proven studs and would make an instant impact no matter where they go so expect to see a large amount of interest in them during this offseason.
Next up this offseason is the NFL draft starting on April 26th going through the 28th. In the draft, teams go through seven rounds of drafting where they have the chance to get young stars fresh out of college. There are tons of big names this year such as Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley. Barkley is a dominant running back out of Penn State which I think will go #1 overall to the Cleveland Browns and Mayfield is a Quarterback out of Oklahoma who has a great arm and can whirl the ball down the field, I think he will go #6 overall to the Jets or #11 to the Miami Dolphins.
The 2018 opponents also just came out for each team so I decided I would also try and predict who will be making it into the playoffs out of the NFC and the AFC. In the NFC, I think that the six teams and the order for them will be: 1. Green Bay Packers 2. New Orleans Saints 3. San Francisco 49ers 4. Philadelphia Eagles with the two wild cards going to 5. Los Angeles Rams 6. Atlanta Falcons. In the AFC, I think it will go 1. Jacksonville Jaguars 2. New England Patriots 3. Pittsburgh Steelers 4. Oakland Raiders with the two wild cards going to 5. Denver Broncos 6. Cleveland Browns.
In a couple of weeks, I’ll make another blog talking about how free agency is shaping and how the draft went and how my opinions are changing based what players certain teams are getting. Thanks, Go Pack Go!