Kayvon Padidar
I am 24 years old and a military veteran. I recently graduated from The Ohio State University and was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I am a sports enthusiast and have accumulated a bevy of sports insight and knowledge over the years. My favorite teams are the L.A. Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, OSU Buckeyes and USC Trojans. I plan on attending law school in California in the near future and would love to pursue a career in the sports industry.

*Image courtesy of LA Times*

Much of the 2014 NFL Draft hinges on what the Houston Texans decide to do with the number one pick. Do they select their top rated quarterback – Blake Bortles or Teddy Bridgewater? Do they choose to select the best prospect available – JaDeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack? Or they can try and trade the pick and parlay it into more picks, which wouldn’t be so bad considering this group is one of the most talent-laden classes in recent memory.

Free agency, which kicks off on March 11 will also play a large part in determining what positions teams must still address come May 8, but until then here is a look at my first full seven round 2014 NFL Mock Draft.

**This edition doesn’t have many mock trades, because trading up in a class as deep as this is not as beneficial as it would be in past years; however, the Niners are the one team I would fully expect to make some draft day moves, due to the sheer volume of picks they possess and the lack of holes they have to fill

The NFL Combine is just weeks away so here is my Pre-Combine Mock Draft! I went four rounds deep this time, and made the picks based on a combination of each team's needs, the strength of the draft at those respective positions and each team's drafting strategy. 

The 2014 NFL Draft is highlighted by a trio of pass rushers (JaDeveon Clowney, Anthony Barr and Khalil Mack) that I project will be Pro Bowlers and disruptive forces for years to come. 

Previous Edition (Mock Draft 1.0) can be found here

The All-Star game starters will be announced any day, and every season, fans pick players based on popularity and name recognition, which leads to some very dubious selections and snubs. So, I decided to take a look at the players who have earned the right to be called All Stars in 2014.

January 22 Edition

It's that time of the year again! Here is my first 2014 NFL Mock Draft. I went three rounds deep, and made the picks based on who I think the teams would take given their needs and the strength of the draft at those respective positions.

The 2014 NFL Draft is highlighted by a trio of pass rushers (JaDeveon Clowney, Anthony Barr and Khalil Mack) that will be Pro Bowlers and disruptive forces for years to come. 

No mock trades were included when compiling this draft.

The fantasy football season is nearing, so with my first installment you got to see where I ranked the quarterbacks for the 2013 NFL season. Now it is time to see where the running backs rank.

The fantasy football season is nearing, so here are my fantasy football quarterback rankings heading into the 2013 NFL season. Quarterback is a very deep position with the emergence of several budding stars, but which QB will succumb to the inevitable sophomore slump?

The Houston Rockets have finally landed the superstar they have been coveting for so long. The Rockets shed the salaries of Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks to save $5.5 million, and enough to sign the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

The NBA Draft is just a couple hours away, so here is my final mock before David Stern announces who will be the top pick in the class of 2013. 

The story on how jealousy and a personal vendetta led to a "reporter" circulating a story filled with lies and hearsay to try and discredit the name of IBN. 

The NBA Draft is only a couple weeks away so it is time to unveil my first mock draft.


EDITOR'S NOTE: I did not mock any trades in this inital version, but that will change when Mock Draft 2.0 is released.



The Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold again with Nick Gilbert at the helm.

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to terms with former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove, according to sources.

Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain is calling it a career after three years in the league.

The most hyped prospect since LeBron James has decided where he will play college basketball next year, according to sources.

The NBA announced the All-Defensive First and Second teams today. Below are the results.

It has been long speculated when an active member of a major American professional sports team would come out from the shadows and openly admit to being gay, and on April 29, 2013 that day arrived. 

Here are my draft grades through four rounds.

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to a hefty extension with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Here are my grades for last night's first round. How did your team grade out? Check out the results below!