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.

National Signing Day has passed and a sense of optimism is contagious; as programs across the country believe players in the most recent recruiting class will bring wins and championships to their schools. Regardless if you have the #1 class in the country or the #50 class in the country; fans & coaches will tell you that every player has the potential to be the next college football superstar.

Now whether that player has the potential or was completely overrated by analysts; the truth remains that most players will not win the heisman, but these players will lay the foundation of your program for 3-4 years into the future. You could have the next 3-star turned Heisman winner (Johnny Manziel) or you could have totally whiffed on a 5-star that had no real potential (Ryan Perrilloux).

Even the best programs in the country have recruited one of the best prospects in the current recruiting class and that player end up transferring and never playing a down in that uniform. We aim to cover some of these players here and highlight some of the most notorious busts in college football recruiting since 2010. As college football fans we all hope our team is not featured on this list in another 10 years, but the odds are not in our favor. 

It is only February, which leaves about 6 months until the first snap of the 2020 season, but it is never too early for season previews. This will be the first installment of The Bluebloods’ Top Players for all Power 5 conferences (Plus the AAC). These players can be freshmen, but a majority are returning stars from last season and are projected to make a serious impact on college football. 

We start with the American Athletic Conference (AAC), which is home to twelve different programs and has boasted multiple New Year’s Six Bowl appearances in recent years. UCF appeared in the Peach Bowl (2018) & Fiesta Bowl (2019) going 1-1 against Auburn and LSU. Houston had a huge victory in the Peach Bowl (2015) over Florida State, while this past season Memphis represented the conference in the Cotton Bowl and lost a tough game to Penn State. This conference has superb athletes that seem to stay under the radar due to their programs lack of national prominence, but I hope to shed some light on these players with this article. 

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. LSU (15-0; SEC Champion; National Champions)

The most dominant team in recent memory capped off their memorable season with a national championship win over Clemson. This team had an improbable run to a perfect record, in which the Tigers beat 7 teams that were ranked inside the Top-10 at some point of the season. This team became the first in CFB history to beat the top four teams in the preseason AP poll and to make it even more impressive beat these teams by an average of 21 points. Burrow led these Tigers to one of the most impressive seasons in CFB history and I do not think this ranking can be debated.

LSULSU celebrates their 4th National Championship. (Source: New York Times)

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Starkvegas may finally live up to its nickname. Pete Thamel (Yahoo Sports) has officially released the news that Mike Leach will be leaving Washington State University to take the heading coaching job at Mississippi State University.

Continue reading “BREAKING: Mike Leach Accepts The Mississippi State Head Coaching Job”

The 2019 college football season is coming to an end, but with the early signing day being introduced last year recruiting ramps up early. The “Early Signing Period” ranges from December 20-22 and allows recruits to shut their recruitment down early and enroll early in their school of choice. Other recruits can continue their recruitment and sign on National Signing Day on February 5th, 2020. Here we analyze what teams are leading the all-important recruiting race and which teams have compiled the best classes as of today.

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The race to New York has taken many turns this year, between injuries and huge performances, many different players have emerged as favorites. Going into an important Week 12, the time has come to make a statement in some of the biggest games of the year. Who is the favorite to take home the trophy in New York City come December 14th at 8pm ET/7pm CT? This will serve as the official Bluebloods’ Heisman Poll, so who do we think has a lead and who do we think may be on the outside looking in?

Continue reading “Heisman Watch (Week 12)”

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”

The playoff committee will release their first round of playoff rankings tonight at 8pm CT/ 9pm ET, which will be sure to insight much reaction from the college football world. There are many unknowns about tonight’s rankings. How does the committee view the strength of schedule of teams like LSU, Ohio State, and Alabama? Did the one-point win over UNC hurt Clemson’s chances? There are many scenarios that could play out tonight and shape the college football playoff chase.Here I give my predictions on where you could find your favorite team. I know we are all rooting for chaos.

Continue reading “McKinnell’s Playoff Predictions”