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NFL draft season never ends at SI.com. Stay on the pulse with all the latest news and analysis from SI.com draft expert Chris Burke as he breaks down the top players with coaches, beat writers and other draft analysts.

NFL draft season never ends at SI.com. Stay on the pulse with all the latest news and analysis from SI.com draft expert Chris Burke as he breaks down the top players with coaches, beat writers and other draft analysts.
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NFL draft season never ends at SI.com. Stay on the pulse with all the latest news and analysis from SI.com draft expert Chris Burke as he breaks down the top players with coaches, beat writers and other draft analysts.






Round 1's biggest what-ifs

What if Leonard Fournette falls out of the top 10? What if everyone wants a quarterback (and no one wants a tackle)? Chris Burke and Charles McDonald (@FourVerts) discuss the fallout from some hypothetical scenarios that would throw the draft off script. Plus, a look at some 2017 draft prop bets, both real and imagined.


First-round trades, Elijah McGuire and Damontae Kazee

Chris Burke talks with Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire and San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee, then feels out the trade market for the 49ers' No. 2 pick.


Combine Day 1: How much can you bench?

Chris Burke and Eric Single discuss Thursday's news from the NFL combine, where all the marquee quarterbacks survived the weigh-in without a major crisis as the running backs and linemen met the media and hit the bench press. Plus, Chris talks with Utah center J.J. Dielman in Indy about his cousin Kris Dielman's Chargers career and the Utes' deep group of draft prospects.


Jamaal Williams and more prospects out west

Chris Burke caught up with BYU RB Jamaal Williams, UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown and UTEP RB Aaron Jones from Super Bowl Radio Row in Houston, chatting with the 2017 prospects about what's ahead in the draft process and where they see themselves in the NFL.


Senior Bowl practice winners and losers

Chris Burke and Eric Single size up all three days of practice sessions from the 2017 Senior Bowl: Which prospects improved their draft stock, and which left us wanting to dig into more tape? Then listen to an interview with Florida Atlantic DE Trey Hendrickson, which was taped before he won Defensive MVP honors at the East-West Shrine Game.


The Rams' plans and early 2017 rumors

Less than a year after the Rams traded up to draft Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick, they fired head coach Jeff Fisher. What will L.A.'s new regime be looking for with its limited stock of draft picks this April? Ryan Kartje of the Orange County Register joins the show to talk about the future of the Rams, then Chris Burke and Eric Single break down the first Jets rumor of the season, Nick Chubb's decision to return to school and more.


Bowl game viewing guide and Christian McCaffrey's best fit

Chris Burke and Eric Single discuss which teams would be the best landing spot for Christian McCaffrey's unique skillset, then dive into the 2016-17 bowl schedule in search of matchups and under-the-radar players NFL fans should keep an eye on.


Mocking 2017's first round

With the college football regular season in the books and the draft order beginning to take shape, Chris Burke, Eric Single and Bette Marston stage the podcast's first live mock draft of 2017, weaving in picks among early looks at different teams' needs and roster-building strategies.


Senior Bowl invites, Charles Walker's decision

More many top prospects, the first step on the road to the draft after the college season ends is the Senior Bowl. To discuss Davis Webb, Seth Russell and the other prospects who have already accepted an invite in Mobile, Senior Bowl Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo joins the show for a conversation about what teams learn from the event. Then Chris Burke and Eric Single discuss Oklahoma DT Charles Walker, who made news this week when he left the Sooners mid-season to focus on preparing for...


The delicate art of tanking

When is the right time for bad teams to start planning for April? On this week's podcast, Chris Burke and Eric Single discuss a few teams near the bottom of the standings and their varying incentives to keep playing for wins as the draft order begins to take shape. Then Jeff Risdon of RealGM and Draft Breakdown joins the show to discuss top wide receiver prospect Corey Davis and the other NFL talents powering Western Michigan's 10-0 start, along with a few other notable prospects to keep...


The Browns' QB quandary and other mock topics

Ahead of his latest 2017 mock draft, Chris Burke talks with Dane Brugler, Senior NFL Draft Analyst for NFLDraftScout and CBS Sports, about the quarterbacks at the top of the first round and which ones are most likely to end up in Cleveland, plus an in-depth look at the fastest riser at the position, UNC start Mitch Trubisky. Then Chris and producer Eric Single tackle sample size issues and break down the mock's biggest movers.


DeShaun Watson and other ACC prospects

The Atlantic Coast Conference took center stage last weekend, as NFL evaluators honed in on Clemson’s thrilling win over Louisville and North Carolina’s dramatic upset of Florida State. The conference may end up producing the 2017 draft’s No. 1 quarterback (Clemson’s DeShaun Watson) and its No. 1 running back (FSU’s Dalvin Cook), in addition to the No. 1 pick in 2018 (Louisville QB Lamar Jackson). This week, Pro Football Focus lead ACC writer John Breitenbach joins the show to discuss the...


The search for the next Carson Wentz

While the nation focuses on the prospects at the highest level of college football, scouts search tirelessly for diamonds in the rough like Carson Wentz who have displayed NFL potential at schools not known for churning out pro talents. This year, we have the likes of Brady Gustafson, Josh Straughn and Alek Torgersen to get familiar with. Never heard of these guys, or the schools they star at, for that matter? You’re not alone. Emory Hunt joins this week’s episode of On the Clock to lend...


Quarterbacks of the 2016 NFL draft

With four rookie QBs starting in the NFL this week, this episode takes a different approach than usual and looks back on the 2016 draft. Host Chris Burke and Trevor Sikkema of USA Today discuss about whether their opinions of these rookie quarterbacks have changed since the draft process, whether or not Cody Kessler will work out in the long run with the Browns, if they expected that Jared Goff (who’s NOT starting this weekend) to be a long-term project and more. Enthusiasts of the 2017...


Comparing early 2017 big boards

As the 2016 college football season kicks off, so too does the analysis and discussion of the prospects who will define the 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia. On the season premiere of On the Clock, Chris Burke talks with Luke Easterling of The Draft Wire, comparing their preseason Big Boards and breaking down some of the players in line to get the most NFL buzz this fall. Burke and producer Eric Single also run down the showcase games and star players NFL fans should keep an eye on this...


Taylor Decker, Byron Marshall and top return men

Ohio State left tackle and projected first-round pick Taylor Decker discusses taking on Khalil Mack in his first career college start and which fellow draft-eligible Buckeye he’d pick if he were a general manager starting an NFL team from scratch. Then Oregon RB/WR Byron Marshall talks about where he fits in an NFL offense, the injuries that derailed his 2015 season and the process of marketing himself to teams interested in drafting him.


Jalen Mills and Deion Jones

This week on On The Clock, we go all-in on LSU. Safety Jalen Mills and linebacker Deion Jones join the show to talk about their pro day on Mon., March 14, during which both players excelled in front of NFL scouts, significantly lowering their 40-yard dash time, among other marks. The NFL prospects also describe their combine experiences, their preparation from now until the draft and more. To close out the show, Chris Burke ranks his top five slot receivers.


The Browns’ plans and the 4.19 40 prospect

This week Wendall Williams, the little-known prospect out of University of the Cumberlands who recently ran a hand-timed 4.19 40-yard dash at an NFL regional combine in Minnesota, joins the show to talk about his head-turning performance and how he got himself on the radar of NFL talent evaluators. Then NFL writer Andrea Hangst calls in to discuss the Browns’ looming decision at the No. 2 pick in the draft and how the early hours of free agency might impact that decision.


Behind the scenes at NFL combine

Ever wonder what it’s like to attend the NFL combine? Well, you’re in luck! On this week’s episode, Chris and producer Eric Single take listeners behind the scenes and talk about what it was like to cover this year’s combine in Indianapolis. Which QB did Chris see in the hallway of the hotel? What was the best thing to eat at the media food table? They give all the details. Burke then gives a post-combine update on his top five defensive tackles, and the producers drill Burke with...


Scooby Wright, Chris Jones talk combine

Two top defensive prospects join the show for this week’s episode ahead of the NFL combine in Indianapolis. First, Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones discusses his decision to go pro early and relays a few memorable stories about his teammate and fellow combine invitee Dak Prescott. Then Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright joins the show to reflect on his decorated 2014 season—in which he won the Bednarik, Nagurski and Lombardi Awards as a sophomore—as well as his injury-plagued...