Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals
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Here are the Team Defense rankings for Super Bowl LIII.
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1. Los Angeles Rams – Aaron Donald and Suh’s interior pressure could make Tom Brady mortal.
2. New England Patriots – This could go either way. Never count out Belichick’s defense.
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Greg Zuerlein
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Here are the Kicker rankings for Super Bowl LIII.
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1. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
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Gronk first down
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Here are the tight end rankings for Super Bowl LIII.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots – Perhaps Gronk’s last game. Easily the biggest fantasy mismatch between Gronk and his counterparts.
2. Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams
3. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams
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Julian Edelman
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Here are the wide receiver rankings for Super Bowl LIII.
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1. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots – 16 catches for 247 yards in two playoff games. When Gronk is healthy, he’s nearly impossible to cover.
2. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams – Revenge on the mind of the former Pats’ receiver? 11 catches in two games. Big play ability.
2. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams – 12 catches in two games.
4. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots – Seems to pop up when you least expect it.
5. Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams – 4 catches for 74 yards last game. One catch in first playoff game.
6. Phillip Dorsett, New England Patriots – TD could push him up higher.
7. Cordarrelle Patterson, New England Patriots – Patriots could do
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Todd Gurley leap
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Here are the running back rankings for Super Bowl LIII.
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1. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams – Should be healthier than he’s been in a while. Big factor in this one.
2. James White, New England Patriots – Has a tendency to come up in big games.
3. Sony Michel, New England Patriots – Could easily be the top choice in this one if the Pats can establish the run.
4. C.J. Anderson, Los Angeles Rams – Not likely to get the carries he needs to get rolling.
5. Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots – You never know, it could be Burkhead with a couple of TDs to be a factor.
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At this time of year, you’re never too far from a mock draft and that only increases the closer we get to the end of April. Many people love picking their top 32 but there are always surprises that come in from elsewhere. Here we look at three players who might be drafted a lot higher than expected.
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Seen here in 2017, Carl Granderson is a behemoth, but will his size alone see him move up the 2019 draft’s pecking order?

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Khaleke Hudson (Safety / Linebacker) – Michigan

Yes, you read that correctly; Hudson is already able to play in both defensive positions, which in itself is a very attractive prospect to any NFL team. Given his alma mater, the Detroit Lions could certainly do worse than court him, especially with their future bet365 NFL odds set to be relatively long after a losing 2018 season (6-10) that saw them finish last in the NFC North for the first time since 2012.

Overall, despite his stature, he is an outstanding athlete who is equally adept at making big tackles as he is breaking up passes. 6ft and 205 pounds is not the biggest frame for a lineman, but it gives him a relatively huge level of speed and agility. In the long-term, it will be interesting to see what an NFL team does with his defensive qualities, and whether they ask him to stick to one or the other.

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Trayvon Mullen (Cornerback) – Clemson

Another player who is exceptional at breaking up passes is Trayvon Mullen, and with many teams needing to strengthen in the cornerback position, there is a good chance of him being selected for the first round. The only thing that is going to block his path to the first round is the talented competition he has with the likes of Byron Murphy, Greedy Williams and Amani Oruwariye. If they all get taken early, it would clear the path for Mullen, and the team that takes the initiative may just find themselves in luck:

This was Mullen in his Sophomore year – no ‘slump’ for him!

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Carl Granderson (Defensive End) – Wyoming

Many people are predicting that Nick Bosa will be the number one pick as pass rusher, but there are also a good number of alternatives, which makes Granderson’s bid to be picked up in the top 32 very difficult. In many other years, he’d be a lock for the first round and he could well provide a team with a lot of temptation to take him early. Either way, whoever gets the 250 pound, 6 foot 5 player will be getting a seriously talented pass rusher.

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Who’ll be the surprise?

 

In any draft, there are always many surprises along the way, with mock drafts commonly ending up looking somewhat foolish. These are four very talented players who are surely not going to drop below the second round, but could well make it to the first.

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Tom Brady tunnel Jared Goff
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Super Bowl LIII features the G.O.A.T. and draft pick #199 and a number one draft pick QB that survived Jeff Fisher to thrive under Sean McVay.
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Brady has averaged 345.5 yards and a touchdown and a pick in two playoff wins. He has yet to be sacked and despite the lofty passing yardage, the focus has been on the running game for New England. Goff has averaged 241.5 yards and half a touchdown and half a pick in his two wins as the Rams have also dialed up their rushing attack.
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This is Brady’s ninth time playing on the biggest stage in professional sports. He has averaged 322 yards and 2.25 touchdowns per Super Bowl.
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1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams
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I dropped both Championship Games. The Saints should have won and I took the Chiefs, in part because I didn’t want to jinx the Patriots. I am hoping New England can take home number six, but I think Aaron Donald will make life uncomfortable for Tom Brady. The rest should also allow Todd Gurley to perform more like himself.
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Playoff Record:  3-7  (.300)
Regular Season:  163-91-2 (0.641)
Lock Pick:  13-4 (0.765)
Overall Record:  166-98-2  (0.628)
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Super Bowl LIII Pick
Los Angeles Rams over the New England Patriots
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football team defense rankings for the Conference Championships.
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1. New Orleans Saints
2. Los Angeles Rams
3. Kansas City Chiefs
4. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football kicker rankings for the Conference Championships.
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1. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
2. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
4. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots


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