Jameis Winston’s lawyer calls sexual assault lawsuit on the eve of the NFL Draft a ‘stunt’ and a ‘ploy’

Jameis Winston, the consensus No. 1 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, was sued Thursday by the woman who accused him of rape in 2012. In the lawsuit, former Florida State student Erica Kinsman accuses Winston of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment, and intentionally inflicting "emotional distress," the Tampa Times reports. In response to the lawsuit, Winston's attorney David Cornwell released a statement calling it a "stunt." The statement he sent to Business Insider: This stunt was expected. Read more [...]

B/R NFL Draft 400: Top Guards for 2015

Each spring, 256 players are drafted into the NFL and roughly another 100 are added as undrafted free agents. With close to 350 new players entering the pros each year, it's tough to keep track of them.  Everyone knows who Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Amari Cooper are. But what about the rest of the class? At Bleacher Report, our aim is to thoroughly cover the draft unlike any other outlet, so we're not stopping with coverage of the top 32 picks or even the top 200 picks. We're covering Read more [...]

Bracketology: Who Is Best Cornerback in 2015 NFL Draft?

There are several intriguing cornerback prospects in the 2015 NFL draft. Which cornerback is the best in this year's draft class? Who will have the best NFL career? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Bleacher Report NFL analyst Chris Simms discuss the top cornerbacks in the NFL draft in the video above. Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

2015 NFL Mock Draft: 1st-Round Predictions, Prospects Who Will Shape Day 1

The 2015 NFL draft is finally starting to appear on the horizon. After months of evaluation from the NFL Scouting Combine to collegiate pro days, teams around the league are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the three-day event. Although the opportunity for prospects to impress scouts is nearing an end, there's still time for movement in Round 1. It will mostly come as tidbits of information from teams begin to filter out. That usually gives a better indication of where they Read more [...]

Bracketology: Who Is Best Running Back in 2015 NFL Draft?

There are several talented running backs in the 2015 NFL draft. Which running back is the best in this year's class? Which one will have the best pro career? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms break down the best running backs in the draft in the video above. Bleacher Report - Front Page Read more [...]

Melvin Gordon: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on RB’s NFL Draft Stock

The last two years have seen a running back fail to be selected in the first round—the first two such instances in history. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon is seen by most as the likeliest player to break that streak in April. Continue for updates on his draft stock.   Cardinals, Cowboys Set Up Visits With Gordon Monday, March 16 Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reported Gordon plans to meet with the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys: Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley are possibly the two best Read more [...]

How Leonard Williams Fits with the First 5 Teams Up in the NFL Draft

It is time to have a conversation about USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams, because he is the best prospect in the 2015 NFL draft. No, not the best defensive tackle prospect. The best overall prospect. Williams was quietly one of the best players in all of college football last season and remains overshadowed by higher profile players and positions in the upcoming draft. However, every team in this draft could find a place for Williams with the understanding that he will have a significant impact. Read more [...]