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Bengals Bytes (1/15): How to find the best available

A common phrase thrown out around draft time is “best available player,” but how exactly do teams come up with who actually is the best available? What should we look for in the Steelers game tonight? Two of the final four teams with a shot to play in the Super Bowl are set.

NCAA Football: Alabama at Louisiana State Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Hobson's Choice: search for absolute value

Here’s my question when you talk about the highest graded player on the board. Is part of the grade based on the position he plays? Are backs graded on a lower curve because they’re not seen as unique as corners, rushers, tackles, or even receivers? I think yes, and should be. The grade should reflect the value of the position. Some positions simply have more value.

AFC North Bytes

NFL Draft: Cam Robinson Can Upgrade Raven's O-Line

With the #16 pick the Ravens could bolster their offensive line with Cam Robinson The offensive line was thin coming into the 2016 season for the Ravens. They lost starting guard Kelechi Osemele to the Raiders in free agency. With questions on the line, the Ravens did what they do best, and upgraded through the draft. The front office found two starting lineman, Ronnie Stanley and Alex Lewis in the first 4 rounds.

Browns Must Let Hue Jackson Pick His Quarterback

Trust the process. It’s the mantra associated with NBA franchise the Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers, a club that had zero chance to win anything of note not all that long ago, allegedly “tanked” seasons in order to acquire top-tier draft picks. Philadelphia is still a lousy team in the standings, but the club has big-man Joel Embiid and a future that seems much brighter than it was even 12 months ago.

Divisional Round Steelers Vs Chiefs - What To Watch For

The Pittsburgh Steelers have some unfinished business to take care of before they call it a season. specifically, they have three more games to play, and win, if everything goes according to plan. The first of those three remaining games is tonight in Kansas City against the hosting Chiefs, who are looking to avenge and early-season loss to Pittsburgh in a blowout.

Random Bytes

Texans vs. Patriots: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2017 NFL Playoffs

After a slow start Saturday, the New England Patriots put away the Houston Texans 34-16 to reach the AFC Championship Game for the sixth consecutive season, as Sports Illustrated relayed

Brock Osweiler unravels in Texans' fall in Foxborough

Brock Osweiler saw DeAndre Hopkins darting across the middle and rifled a pass his direction. It sailed high, ricocheted off Hopkins' hands and into Logan Ryan's for a game-changing interception.

Devin Hester plans to retire

The best return man in NFL history is planning to call it a career. Devin Hester said after the Seahawks’ loss to the Falcons on Saturday that it was probably his last game.

Russell Wilson, Seahawks can't keep pace with Falcons

After a clinical opening drive to take a 7-0 lead, Atlanta outscored Seattle 36-6 before a late touchdown made the final tally closer in a 36-20 loss. "We really had a chance to take this game into a whole different kind of story line and we weren't able to capitalize on it," coach Pete Carroll told reporters after the game.

Dan Quinn: 'No concern' about Julio Jones' foot injury

The health of Julio Jones might be in question next week. The wideout left the Falcons' 36-20 win over the Seahawks in Saturday's Divisional Round game during the fourth quarter with a foot injury and did not return.