The NFL is the only league generating sports news currently, which makes this a perfect time to release the inaugural mock draft from The Bluebloods. The draft is currently projected to start on April 23rd in Las Vegas, NV. This mock draft comes after the NFL combine, which gives us a more complete picture of most prospects.

1. Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow, QB 

Many experts seem to think the Dolphins could trade up for this pick, but I do not agree. The Bengals know that any pick other than the Ohio hero, Joe Burrow, will result in their jobs if things go south in the coming years. Burrow played at an elite level throughout the 2019 season and set multiple records in the process. The Bengals have weapons for Burrow to use (A.J. Green & Joe Mixon), which makes this pick a no-brainer.

We are back to bring you guys the 3rd part of our 6-part installment of the best returning players for each conference. We have already released the best players for the AAC & ACC, which can be found on our blog. To reiterate, these players can be incoming recruits, but most of the players featured will be returning stars from previous seasons. 

We cover the BIG-12 here, which is home to ten different programs and multiple national championship teams. The conference is highlighted by Oklahoma, which has made the playoffs for 3 straight years and had multiple Heisman trophy winners (Kyler Murray & Baker Mayfield) in recent years. Texas has played for a national championship as recently as 2009; plus won the Sugar Bowl against Georgia two years ago. Baylor has experienced a drastic rise to national relevance and even made a New Year’s Six appearance this past season. Teams like TCU & Oklahoma State have had very recent success and are on the rise coming into the 2020 season. 

The BIG-12 has a national stigma of fielding the best offensive talent in the country, but as you read this list you’ll notice there are some extremely talented defensive players in this conference as well. I expect the BIG-12 to be one of the most competitive conferences in the country in 2020 and these players will play a huge role in how that race finishes in Dallas. 

The 2019 season is officially over, but now it is time to reflect on an amazing season filled with outstanding moments and outstanding games. We will start by reflecting on the best games from this past season, which all contributed to this being one of the most exciting seasons of college football that I can remember. This was one of the hardest posts to write due to the large amount of games that deserve some mention when talking about this topic. These games will be replayed on ESPN & YouTube by a lot of fans and I highly recommend going back and watching these games if you love college football because these games showcase why this is the greatest sport in the world.

  1. USC (2019: 8-5)

Impact Returning Players: Kedon Slovis (QB) & Tyler Vaughns (WR)

USC had a lot of ups and downs last season, but that is to be expected with a true freshman QB. Clay Helton will have a lot of talent returning from a very young 2019 team that was 1 win away from the PAC-12 championship. Due to some recruiting struggles for this team, optimism should be contained until further notice. A ridiculous schedule with games against 3 teams in the Top 10 (Alabama, Oregon, & Notre Dame) of this poll might limit the ceiling for this team.

Slovis.jpegKedon Slovis throws pass in 2019 Holiday Bowl. (Source: LA Times)

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The past two weeks of college football madness has ruined many dreams and gave other teams much promise as the season enters the last few weeks of the season. We have seen teams like LSU make a statement against Alabama and others like Minnesota watch their dreams of an undefeated season be spoiled by Iowa. The new playoff rankings will be released Tuesday night at 7pm ET/ 6pm CT and it will all be irrelevant for the teams outside the Top 15. Which teams have all but booked their ticket to New Orleans and what teams need some help to get there? 

Continue reading “The Playoff Landscape”