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TOFN podcast: HOF MLB Willie Lanier revisits the 1970 bench-clearing brawl with Raiders

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Barkley, elite backs demand a draft-day look

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TOFN podcast: HOF MLB Willie Lanier revisits Super Bowl IV

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What Baker Mayfield may lack in size, he made up for in productivity. He led the NCAA in passing last season at Oklahoma with a 198.9 efficiency rating.

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Stefon Diggs put “dynamic” on display as a rookie with a 129-yard game against Kansas City and a 108-yard game against Detroit. He followed that up in 2016 with three more 100-yard games, including a 182-yard effort against the Packers and 164-yarder against the Redskins.

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A former walk-on at two schools (Texas Tech and Oklahoma), Baker Mayfield finished second in the nation in both passing yards (4,627) and touchdowns (43) last season and fifth in total offense with an average of 352.7 yards per game.

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The Hall of Fame has never given cornerbacks a fair shake. There are only 14 pure cornerbacks in the Hall of Fame and three of them were enshrined as seniors.

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Despite sitting the final 11 quarters of the season, Carson Wentz still finished second in the NFL with 33 touchdown passes. He passed for 3,296 yards and steered the Eagles to 11 victories in a 13-3 season.

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San Francisco GM John Lynch admits what others already believe: That despite a limited resume, Jimmy Garoppolo is “a franchise quarterback.”

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During his career, Anderson had the responsibility to block three Hall of Fame pass rushers who lined up on the offense’s right side – Reggie White, Michael Strahan and Kevin Greene.

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Tom Brady could be the MVP choice every season without any apologies. Even at 40, he was a top-shelf performer for the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.

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There wasn’t a rookie who enjoyed a six-week stretch of starts like Houston QB Deshaun Watson this season. He passed for 18 touchdowns and rushed for another.

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Only two players in NFL history have won five Super Bowl rings. Only one has a chance to win a sixth – Tom Brady, this post-season.

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Heyward has been the cornerstone of the NFL’s fourth-ranked defense. He’s a pass rusher, but not an edge rusher. That’s not a luxury that a strongside end in a 3-4 scheme has.

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The 13-2 Eagles have clinched the NFC’s top seed, which gives them the homefield throughout the playoffs. There has been no better NFL home team in 2017 than the Eagles, who remain the lone unbeaten at 7-0.

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Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis should be an easy choice for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

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Hall-of-Fame candidate Ty Law jokingly wonders if he’ll get the support for Canton from former teammate Tom Brady that Brady gave Jason Taylor a year ago.

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When it takes decades for Hall of Famers Michael Irvin, Art Monk and Jerry Rice to break your receiving records, you belong in the Hall of Fame conversation. And Charlie Hennigan is deserving of that discussion.

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