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Kid Reporter Ethan: Final Round 1 Mock Draft

Here are my mock draft picks. Let me know what you think below!

1. Los Angeles Rams: Jared Goff, QB
2. Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz, QB
3. San Diego Chargers: DeForest Buckner, DE
4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE
5. Jacksonville Jaguars: Laremy Tunsil, OT
6. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Ramsey, DB
7. San Francisco 49ers: Shaq Lawson, DE
8. Cleveland Browns: Myles Jack, LB
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Andrew Billings, DT
10. New York Giants: Ezekiel Elliot, RB
11. Chicago Bears: Ronnie Stanley, OT
12. New Orleans Saints: Vernon Hareaves, CB
13. Miami Dolphins: Mackensie Alexander CB
14. Oakland Raiders: Reggie Ragland
15. Tennessee Titans: Jack Conklin, OT
16. Detroit Lions: Darron Lee, LB
17. Atlanta Falcons: Sheldon Rankins, DT
18. Indianapolis Colts: Noah Spence, LB
19. Buffalo Bills: Laquon Treadwell, WR
20. New York Jets: Willian Jackson III, CB
21. Washington Redskins: Josh Doctson, WR
22. Houston Texans: Corey Coleman, WR
23. Minnesota Vikings, Su’a Cravens, LB
24. Cincinnati Bengals, Michael Thomas, WR
25. Pittsburgh Steelers, Andrew Billings, DL
26. Seattle Seahawks: Taylor Decker, OT
27. Green Bay Packers: Leonard Floyd, LB
28. Kansas City Chiefs: Vernon Butler, DT
29. Arizona Cardinals: Paxton Lynch, QB
30. Carolina Panthers: Eli Apple, CB
31. Denver Broncos: Robert Nkemdiche, DT

-Kid Reporter Ethan

Kid Reporter Ethan: What the Jets Need to Improve

Poll: Kid Reporter Ethan: What the Jets Need to Improve
The New York Jets are a team that has a lot of work to do this off season. They have a few contracts that are up and a few players they need to cut. This is a list of what the Jets should do at each position on offense.

QB
The Jets must re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick to a short-term deal after his record-breaking season. He is a tricky player because he is a veteran and he might start to deteriorate as he starts getting older. In addition, he signed a six-year $59 million dollar with the Bills back on October 28, 2011 after a great season in 2010. Two years later they released him and realized they paid him way too much.

They should settle somewhere between 2 years 15 million and 3 years 24 million.
As well as re-signing Ryan Fitzpatrick they should address this position in the draft.
Potentially with their first or second round pick.

RB
Let Chris Ivory go to free agency as he was ineffective in the later parts of the season. They should resign Bilal Powell to a short-term deal, as he looked very explosive at the end of last season. They should also address the position in the later parts of the draft and look for cheap options in free agency.

WR
Decker and Marshall are locked up for this year. They should release Kerley to free up some cap space. I'd suggest they find a third receiver to work with Decker and Marshall either through the draft, trade, or free agency.

TE
The Jets should sign a veteran tight end that can block and be a mentor. Jace Amaro should develop into the player that the Jets wanted him to be. They should also release Jeff Cumberland to free up cap space. 

OT
They need to restructure the contract of D'Brickashaw Ferguson. The Jets should select a left tackle in the draft to replace Breno Giacomini.

-Kid Reporter Ethan


Kid Reporter Ethan: Jets Tragic Loss

The New York Jets had a terrible loss to the Buffalo Bills this Sunday that is unfortunate for multiple reasons.

First, it eliminates them from playoff contention and ends their season in a horrible way. They ended their season with a loss to a bitter division rival. With a win over the Bills, they would have been in the playoffs and had a chance to compete for the Super Bowl. It is unfortunate to end this season with a game that they almost had in their hands. I mean literally Kenbrell Thompkins dropped a potential touchdown with 12 seconds left in the game.

This Jets season was marked by offensive records and league highs in defensive rush yards per game. It is the first time the Jets had a winning record in five years. In the longer term view, the Jets will not receive a high draft pick due to their good record. They will probably get a draft pick in between 15­20 which is pretty disappointing considering they didn’t make the playoffs.

Unfortunately for the Jets, being in a division with the Patriots is always challenging as the Patriots are such a strong team. Jets fans have to hope that they secure their current players from this year and do well in the draft and free agency. I am already looking forward to next year!

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Kid Reporter Ethan Talks NFL Games in London

From 2007 until at least 2020 NFL games will be played in Wembley Stadium in London. It is hard to believe that there are so many NFL fans in London. You would think that football is only a sport in America but many countries watch, play, and support American Football. Even in a country many miles away from the U.S.A the NFL can play a game there with a full stadium and enthusiastic fans.

This week the Bills played the Jaguars in London. It was an extremely exciting game that started with an early lead from the Jaguars and then a great comeback from the Bills. At the end of the game Allen Hurns scored the go-ahead TD to win the game. This may lead to a team set in London but time will tell.

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Kid Reporter: My Playoff Picture

AFC EAST:Patriots AFC NORTH:Steelers AFC SOUTH:Colts AFC WEST:Broncos WILD CARD 1:Bengals WILD CARD 2:Chargers NFC EAST:Eagles NFC NORTH:Packers NFC SOUTH:Saints NFC WEST:Seahawks WILD CARD 1:Cardinals WILD CARD 2: Cowboys

Kid Reporter: Thanksgiving Football Games

As a whole the Thanksgiving football games were a disappointment for fans. The scores were 34-17, 33-10, and 19-3. The games were supposed to be close, intense match-ups, but they ended up being blowouts. The key players were LeSean McCoy, Calvin Johnson, and Russell Wilson. Theses players all helped their teams secure big victories. I was very surprised that the Eagles blew out the Cowboys. The Cowboys played at home which is an advantage, and have been playing strong at this point in the season, so I expected them to win the game. The Cowboys struggled running the football and this led to difficulties throwing the football later in the game. The Eagles surprised me by playing so well, especially Mark Sanchez who was very impressive at quarterback. I wish the games on Thanksgiving had been closer, but it was still fun to watch them.

Kid Reporter: Best Defense In The League

I think that the best defense in the NFL in 2014 is the Detroit Lions. They have given up the least total yards and points per game. They also have a pick and a fumble returned for a touchdown since the beginning of the season. Ndamukong Suh has been very strong at defensive tackle for the Lions. The Lions unbelievable defensive line and excellent secondary makes them a great defense.

Best Quarterback Draft Pick

Poll. Who do you think will be the best new quarterback in the NFL?

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater, my pick for the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft. I feel he is very ready for the NFL. He has great accuracy. He has significant arm strength and great pocket awareness. He is a good size, 6 feet, 3 inches and 205 pounds. He is on a team with Adrian Peterson, the best running back in the league. This will allow him to throw less often in his first year as he won't have to carry the team's offense by himself. I am looking forward to seeing how Teddy Bridgewater does next season with the Vikings.

 

Ethan

Kid Reporter: Jadeveon Clowney

  I think that Jadeveon Clowney will be drafted by the Houston Texans in this year's draft unless the Texans trade out of their pick. I think that Clowney will do very well opposite J.J. Watt. I think that the Texans have an opportunity to have the best pass rushing in the NFL if they get Clowney. I also think that the Texans might trade their pick to a team that either wants Clowney or a franchise quarterback. I think that Clowney will do the best if he is picked by a team like the Eagles,

 

I think that Jadeveon Clowney will be drafted by the Houston Texans in this year's draft unless the Texans trade out of their pick. I think that Clowney will do very well opposite J.J. Watt. I think that the Texans have an opportunity to have the best pass rushing in the NFL if they get Clowney. I also think that the Texans might trade their pick to a team that either wants Clowney or a franchise quarterback. I think that Clowney will do the best if he is picked by a team like the Eagles, Browns, or Falcons who need pass rushers. I can't wait to see what happens in the draft.

 

Ethan

Kid Reporter: Seahawks Amazing Performance

  I thought that the Seattle Seahawks performance in this year's Super Bowl was impressive. They easily beat the Denver Broncos, who were favored to win. The Seahawks played a strong offense and an outstanding defense in the game.   Despite their amazing win this year, I do not expect them to be the champions next year. They were beaten by both Arizona and San Francisco in the regular season, and won a few games by close margins. If they did not have the home field advantage in the pla

 

I thought that the Seattle Seahawks performance in this year's Super Bowl was impressive. They easily beat the Denver Broncos, who were favored to win. The Seahawks played a strong offense and an outstanding defense in the game.

 

Despite their amazing win this year, I do not expect them to be the champions next year. They were beaten by both Arizona and San Francisco in the regular season, and won a few games by close margins. If they did not have the home field advantage in the playoffs, it would have been harder for the Seahawks to get to the Super Bowl this year.

 

I am looking forward to seeing them play San Francisco next year and watching the rivalry between these two teams. I was impressed with the Seahawks this year and look forward to seeing them play next season.

 

Ethan

 

Kid Reporter: Ethan's Playoff Surprises

  A number of teams are starting to get hot later in the season and other started off strong but are now not doing as well. I think that the Philadelphia Eagles will continue to exceed expectations and will make the playoffs this year. I think it will come down to the last game of the season when they play the Dallas Cowboys. I think they will beat Dallas in this game. Last year, Dallas struggled late in the season and did not make the playoffs.   I think the Chiefs will make the playo

 

A number of teams are starting to get hot later in the season and other started off strong but are now not doing as well. I think that the Philadelphia Eagles will continue to exceed expectations and will make the playoffs this year. I think it will come down to the last game of the season when they play the Dallas Cowboys. I think they will beat Dallas in this game. Last year, Dallas struggled late in the season and did not make the playoffs.

 

I think the Chiefs will make the playoffs but will not advance to a higher round. The Chiefs defense was always their strength but now it is their offense, which is not a good thing because they do not have enough talent in their wide receiver and tight end positions.

 

The New York Jets started off strong but have been struggling during the later part of the season. They have suffered many injuries and need a new quarterback. It is unlikely they will make the playoffs as they have lost to the Titans, Steelers, Dolphins and Ravens, who will all have the tiebreaker over the Jets. I think that Rex Ryan needs to use another early draft pick to get a new quarterback for next season. I think that Carolina will win the NFC South and have a better record than the Saints, with the help of their defense and outstanding quarterback. These are my predictions for playoff surprises this season.

 

Ethan

 

 

Kid Reporter: NFC North Analysis

The NFC North is turning out to be a very exciting division this season. I think the Detroit Lions will end up winning the division with the Bears taking second place. The Lions have the healthiest team in the division, along with the best offense.   The Lions big win over the Packers 40-10 on Thanksgiving Day should help them rise to the top. I think that the Lions can go deep into the playoffs, especially because of their talent on both sides of the ball. They also have a strong pass rush

The NFC North is turning out to be a very exciting division this season. I think the Detroit Lions will end up winning the division with the Bears taking second place. The Lions have the healthiest team in the division, along with the best offense.

 

The Lions big win over the Packers 40-10 on Thanksgiving Day should help them rise to the top. I think that the Lions can go deep into the playoffs, especially because of their talent on both sides of the ball. They also have a strong pass rush, which is one of the top 5 in the league. The quarterbacks for the Bears and Packers are both injured this season. I would not even count the Vikings in the race this year with their 2-8-1 record. The Lions are clearly the best team in the NFC North this year and I look forward to seeing them in the playoffs.

 

Ethan

 

 

Kid Reporter: Patriots versus Broncos

  Tom Brady and the Patriots will play Peyton Manning and the Broncos this weekend in a highly anticipated Sunday night game. I think that the Broncos will win because they have a stronger offense and the Patriots defense is banged up and injured. Tom Brady is always strong, but Peyton Manning has more wide receiver weapons this year including Julius Thomas, Demarius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Dicker. Peyton Manning is playing so well, he may get the league MVP this year. I enjoyed watchin

 

Tom Brady and the Patriots will play Peyton Manning and the Broncos this weekend in a highly anticipated Sunday night game. I think that the Broncos will win because they have a stronger offense and the Patriots defense is banged up and injured. Tom Brady is always strong, but Peyton Manning has more wide receiver weapons this year including Julius Thomas, Demarius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Dicker. Peyton Manning is playing so well, he may get the league MVP this year. I enjoyed watching past playoff games between the Patriots and Broncos. I am looking forward to this Sunday's exciting match up between these two great teams.

 

Ethan

 

 

Kid Reporter: Ethan's Playoff Predictions 2013-2014

It's Week 11 of the NFL season and I am already starting to look ahead to the Playoffs. In the AFC, I think the division winners will be the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Denver Broncos. Possibilities for the AFC Wild Card spots include the New York Jets, the Tennessee Titans, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the Jets are my favorite team, I hope they get this Wild Card spot. In the NFC, I think the division winners will be the Dallas Cowboys, the

It's Week 11 of the NFL season and I am already starting to look ahead to the Playoffs. In the AFC, I think the division winners will be the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Denver Broncos. Possibilities for the AFC Wild Card spots include the New York Jets, the Tennessee Titans, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Since the Jets are my favorite team, I hope they get this Wild Card spot.

In the NFC, I think the division winners will be the Dallas Cowboys, the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, and the Seattle Seahawks. Teams in the race for the NFC Wild Card spot include the Carolina Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers. Even though these teams will be in the Wild Card round, they may be real contenders later in the playoffs.

My ideal Super Bowl matchup would be the New York Jets versus the Carolina Panthers. This would pit my favorite team against the Panthers who have Cam Newton, my favorite quarterback. Best of all, the Super Bowl will take place near my home in New Jersey. So far, my League MVP is Peyton Manning because of his record-breaking passing statistics and team leadership skills on the Denver Broncos. My Comeback Player of the Year is Knowshon Marino of the Denver Broncos. He was supposed to be a back-up player this year but has proven himself as a top 10 running back in the league. I can't wait to see what happens this season!

 

Ethan

 

 

My Most Memorable play from 2012

    My most memorable play from 2012 was when Vick Ballard leaped into the end zone and scored the winning touchdown. This touchdown was in overtime and it gave the Colts a win that they needed. It looked like the Cots had no chance of winning the game. Vick broke so many tackles and made a 360 in the air to get to the end zone. This is a play that I will never forget.                

 

 

My most memorable play from 2012 was when Vick Ballard leaped into the end zone and scored the winning touchdown. This touchdown was in overtime and it gave the Colts a win that they needed. It looked like the Cots had no chance of winning the game. Vick broke so many tackles and made a 360 in the air to get to the end zone. This is a play that I will never forget.

 

 

 

 Ethan

 

 

 

 

Draft 2013

Poll. Which team did the best in the 2013 draft?

I think that the San Francisco 49ers improved their team the most with their draft picks this year. They used their picks wisely to fill the needs of the team. Their first round pick, Eric Reid, was a good fit because they needed another safety who can start right away. Their third pick, Vance McDonald, will be a good back up for Vernon Davis. Their fourth round pick, Quinton Patton, wide receiver from Louisiana Tech, will help Colin Kaepernick succeed on the offense. Their second and sixth picks, both defensive ends, will help strengthen their pass rush and defense. These are the reasons why I think the 49ers did the best in the 2013 Draft.

 

Ethan

The Best Division in the NFL

  The NFC North was the best division in football last season. The teams in the division are: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. This was the only division in the NFL that had 3 teams with over 10 wins last season. Both the Vikings and the Packers made the playoffs and the Bears narrowly missed it. The Lion's record of 4-12 did not reflect the talent of this skilled team. This is a strong division with fierce competitors whose games are always close a

 

The NFC North was the best division in football last season. The teams in the division are: Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. This was the only division in the NFL that had 3 teams with over 10 wins last season. Both the Vikings and the Packers made the playoffs and the Bears narrowly missed it. The Lion's record of 4-12 did not reflect the talent of this skilled team. This is a strong division with fierce competitors whose games are always close and fun to watch. I can't wait to watch these teams play next season.

 

 Ethan

Looking Forward to Next Year's Super Bowl in New Jersey

 I am so excited for the 2014 Super Bowl. It will be at the new Jets/Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the new stadium. It is also the first time that the Super Bowl will be outside in the cold weather. There may even be snow falling during the game. I hope that I will be able to get tickets as I have never been to a playoff game or the Super Bowl. It would be absolutely amazing if the Jets make it into the Super Bowl, but a


I am so excited for the 2014 Super Bowl. It will be at the new Jets/Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This is the first time that the Super Bowl will be held in the new stadium. It is also the first time that the Super Bowl will be outside in the cold weather. There may even be snow falling during the game. I hope that I will be able to get tickets as I have never been to a playoff game or the Super Bowl. It would be absolutely amazing if the Jets make it into the Super Bowl, but a bit of a long shot given their performance last season. I can't wait for football season to start!

 

Ethan

My Super Bowl Traditions

I have many Super Bowl traditions. I usually watch the game with a few of my friends from school.   We play a game of football before the Super Bowl starts. Then we eat a big meal. Then we watch the game together and root for our favorite teams.   I am rooting for the Ravens and he is rooting for the 49ers. I am looking forward to watching the Super Bowl this Sunday.   Ethan NFLRUSH Kid Reporter  

I have many Super Bowl traditions. I usually watch the game with a few of my friends from school.

 

We play a game of football before the Super Bowl starts. Then we eat a big meal. Then we watch the game together and root for our favorite teams.

 

I am rooting for the Ravens and he is rooting for the 49ers. I am looking forward to watching the Super Bowl this Sunday.

 

Ethan

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Ethan

Review of Available Coaching Positions

There were a lot of coaches let go this past week. The Eagles, Bears, Cardinals, Chargers, Browns, Chiefs and Bills all said goodbye to their coaches and will be looking for new leaders for next season.   I think a prime coaching position is with the Chicago Bears because they have a strong quarterback, an outstanding wide receiver, and a solid defense.   Another great team that is looking for a new coach is the Philadelphia Eagles. They may have found a good quarterback in Nick Foles.

There were a lot of coaches let go this past week. The Eagles, Bears, Cardinals, Chargers, Browns, Chiefs and Bills all said goodbye to their coaches and will be looking for new leaders for next season.

 

I think a prime coaching position is with the Chicago Bears because they have a strong quarterback, an outstanding wide receiver, and a solid defense.

 

Another great team that is looking for a new coach is the Philadelphia Eagles. They may have found a good quarterback in Nick Foles. They have capable running backs and great playmakers.

 

A more challenged team is the Kansas City Chiefs, who have a low talent pool besides Jamal Charles and went 2-14 this season.

 

The Cardinals' new coach has some challenges ahead as they do not have a strong quarterback but they do have solid wide receivers and defense. I can't wait to see who gets these new coaching positions!

 

Ethan

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Ethan's 2012 Playoff Picks

Poll. Who is the best team in the NFL?

AFC

Wildcard: Indianapolis
East: New England
South: Houston
North: Baltimore
West: Denver

NFC
Wildcard: Seattle or Washington
East: Giants
South: Atlanta
North: Green Bay
West: San Francisco

 

Ethan

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Ethan's favorite game of this year

My favorite game of the season was the Week 3 game between the Jets and the Dolphins. This was a great game because it was close until the very end.   The game was tied at 20-20 and then it went into overtime. Miami got the ball first in overtime and they missed a field goal. The Jets got the ball back and drove down to Miami territory and tried their own field goal but it was blocked. However, Miami had called a time out just before the play to try to ice the kicker. Nick Folk re-tried the

My favorite game of the season was the Week 3 game between the Jets and the Dolphins. This was a great game because it was close until the very end.

 

The game was tied at 20-20 and then it went into overtime. Miami got the ball first in overtime and they missed a field goal. The Jets got the ball back and drove down to Miami territory and tried their own field goal but it was blocked. However, Miami had called a time out just before the play to try to ice the kicker. Nick Folk re-tried the kick and this time it was good.

 

The Jets won the game 23-20. This crazy game between the Jets and the Dolphins was my favorite game this season.

 

Ethan

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Ethan's Quarterback Rankings

This year there are a lot of strong quarterbacks in the league. I am basing my rankings on each quarterback's performance and the overall record of their teams.   Here are my rankings for top 5 quarterbacks in the league: 1. Matt Ryan 2. Matt Schaub 3. Aaron Rodgers 4. Peyton Manning 5. Tom Brady.   Here are my rankings for the worst 5 quarterbacks in the league: 1. Matt Cassel 2. Brandon Weeden 3. Cam Newton 4. Tony Romo 5. Ryan Fitzpatrick.   These are my rankings as of week 7 o

This year there are a lot of strong quarterbacks in the league. I am basing my rankings on each quarterback's performance and the overall record of their teams.

 

Here are my rankings for top 5 quarterbacks in the league:

1. Matt Ryan

2. Matt Schaub

3. Aaron Rodgers

4. Peyton Manning

5. Tom Brady.

 

Here are my rankings for the worst 5 quarterbacks in the league:

1. Matt Cassel

2. Brandon Weeden

3. Cam Newton

4. Tony Romo

5. Ryan Fitzpatrick.

 

These are my rankings as of week 7 of the season but you never know what will happen in the NFL!

 

Ethan

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Favorite Game

My favorite football game of last weekend was Giants vs. Redskins.   It was a very exciting game where a lot of points were scored at the end of the game. Also the game meant a lot to both of the teams. I really enjoyed watching RGIII play.   I really liked the ending of the game because I kept on changing my mind about who was going to win. The 74-yard touchdown catch by Victor Cruz in the final minutes of the game was an exciting ending to a great game.   For all of the above re

My favorite football game of last weekend was Giants vs. Redskins.

 

It was a very exciting game where a lot of points were scored at the end of the game. Also the game meant a lot to both of the teams. I really enjoyed watching RGIII play.

 

I really liked the ending of the game because I kept on changing my mind about who was going to win. The 74-yard touchdown catch by Victor Cruz in the final minutes of the game was an exciting ending to a great game.

 

For all of the above reasons the Giants vs. Redskins was my favorite game last week.

 

Ethan

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Jets QB Starter

I think Mark Sanchez should start at quarterback for the Jets for a couple of reasons.   One, Mark Sanchez has a much better arm than Tebow. Two, Mark Sanchez knows the Jets' receivers better than Tim Tebow does. Three, Sanchez has more experience at being the Jets quarterback.   I think the Jets should use Tebow for the wildcat play. Also I think Tebow should play quarterback when the Jets are losing by a lot, like the end of the 49ers game.   For all of the above reasons, I

I think Mark Sanchez should start at quarterback for the Jets for a couple of reasons.

 

One, Mark Sanchez has a much better arm than Tebow. Two, Mark Sanchez knows the Jets' receivers better than Tim Tebow does. Three, Sanchez has more experience at being the Jets quarterback.

 

I think the Jets should use Tebow for the wildcat play. Also I think Tebow should play quarterback when the Jets are losing by a lot, like the end of the 49ers game.

 

For all of the above reasons, I think the Jets should start Mark Sanchez at quarterback and use Tim Tebow in certain situations.

 

Ethan

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