Thursday, April 28, 2016

First 20 Players to be Selected in the 2016 NFL Draft | Ticket King Inc.

NFL 2016 Draft
Mock drafts are funny things. They aren't as fluid as an NCAA tournament bracket, but once the draft begins, so many things can change. Still, we do get a pretty good sense of which player will go in the first round, most of the time. Heck, the football world thought that Aaron Rodgers would be a top ten pick, and look where he ended up! Will things be different this year? We turned to T.J. Bryce for his thoughts on the first twenty players to be selected in the NFL draft. Will Mr. Bryce get the gold star for picking the proper order? We'll know very soon. 
1. Rams: Jared Goff/QB/California- The Rams gave up a lot of to move up to first overall and it is no secret they are going to draft a quarterback. They like Goff more than Wentz
2. Eagles: Carson Wentz/QB/North Dakota State- The Eagles gave up a lot to move up to the second overall spot to grab a quarterback as well. If the Rams select Goff, which is what many think they will do, the Eagles will take the biggest gamble in sports history when they select Carson Wentz out of North Dakota State second overall.
3. Chargers: Laremy Tunsil/OT/Mississippi- The Chargers need to protect Rivers better. This is a big step in that direction.
4. Cowboys: Vernon Hargeaves/CB/Florida- This will really prove that it is Stephen Jones running the show now in Dallas instead of crazy Jerry. Hargreaves fills a big need for the Cowboys and makes sense here.
5. Jaguars: Myles Jack/OLB/UCLA- The Jaguars fill another need with one of the most polarized prospects in this draft, UCLA's Myles Jack.
6. Ravens: Ronnie Stanley/OT/Notre Dame- The Ravens are yet another team who's top priority in this draft is offensive tackle.
7. 49ers: Laquon Treadwell/WR/Mississippi- The 49ers top need is quarterback, but the next quarterback in this draft will be Connor Cook in round two. Wide receiver is one of their big secondary needs.
8. Browns: Joey Bosa/DE/Ohio State- Bosa, who used to be considered the top prospect for this draft, falls to number 8 with the Browns.
9. Buccaneers: Jalen Ramsey/FS/Florida State- The offense is good and they have their franchise quarterback. Now they need to work on their defense. Safety is their biggest need. 
10. Giants: DeForest Bucker/DE/Oregon- The Giants need a new defense, literally. They started to fix that in free agency and now they turn to the draft to work on it even more.
11. Bears: Eli Apple/CB/Ohio State- The Bears secondary is bad, really, REALLY bad.
12. Saints: Darron Lee/OLB/Ohio State- The Saints have a big hole at strongside linebacker.
13. Dolphins: William Jackson/CB/Houston- The theme at the top of this draft seems to be that teams need cornerbacks and offensive lineman.
14. Raiders: Jack Conklin/OT/Michigan State- Reggie McKenzie is poised to bring the Raiders out of the darkness. The team has a hot young rising star at quarterback in Derek Carr and great talent at the skill positions. Now they need to protect that young star.
15. Titans: Shaq Lawson/DE/Clemson- The Titans, who used to own the first overall selection before the first massive trade, need to work on their anemic pass rush.
16. Lions: Sheldon Rankins/DT/Louisville- The Lions need to begin rebuilding their defensive line.
17. Falcons: Reggie Ragland/ILB/Alabama- The Falcons need a run stopper up the middle.
18. Colts: Ezekiel Elliot/RB/Ohio State- Even though he is not a top need for a lot of teams, at some point, someone is going to have to take this guy.
19. A'Shawn Robinson/DT/Alabama- The Bills would like to continue to build up Rex Ryan's defense.
20. Jets: Josh Doctson/WR/TCU- The Jets need skill position players on offense.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Paul McCartney Summerfest 2016 Tickets | Ticket King Inc.

Summerfest Paul McCartney Tickets
Milwaukee's annual summer music festival “Summerfest” usually has its fair share music “legends”. This summer will be no different. The legendary Paul McCartney will be coming to Summerfest and will headline the Marcus Amphitheater on July 8. Reserve tickets for McCartney will be available, all the way to the bleacher seats. For McCartney, this will be his first performance in three years in Milwaukee, as he last played at Miller Park in 2013. The Summerfest stop will be part of McCartney's “One on One” tour, which will begin April 13 in Fresno, California and will end on August 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. Stops in between will include places like Vancouver, Minneapolis, Sioux Falls, Boston, Washington D.C., and St. Louis. Songs expected to be played include A Hard Day's Night, Let Me Roll It, I've Got A Felling, Here There and Everywhere, and Letting Go.

As many people know, McCartney got his start as the bassist in the legendary rock group The Beatles. Together with George Harrison, John Lennon, and Ringo Starr as the other three principal members, the group took the world by storm in the 1960's and currently stand as one of the three greatest selling music acts in history along with Elvis Presley and Garth Brooks. Of the four, only Starr and McCartney are alive today. Since the group's 1970 breakup, McCartney has gone on to a great solo career, releasing 17 solo albums to date, with the most recent being New, released in 2013. He also recorded seven albums during the 1970's with the group Wings.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Packers 2016 Schedule Highlights | Ticket King Inc.

Packers 2016 Season Schedule
The Green Bay Packers schedule was released last week along with the rest of the NFL. The Packers open up the 2016 regular season with a noon game in Jacksonville. That will be a nice change of pace for this team from their usual prime time or marquee opponent week one match ups. The Jaguars will be improved, but this one should be a win for the Packers. After that they will have the honor of being the Vikings first opponent in their new stadium. That should be an interesting game. If the league went according to normal rotation, the Packers wouldn't play in Minnesota first, but we think the league wanted the Packers for this first game. After that, they come home for the Detroit Lions, and play another noon game. After the Lions game is when things get unusual.

The Packers will get a very early week four bye. Following the bye week they three straight home games, against the Giants, Cowboys and Bears. The game against the Bears will be the Packers Thursday Night game this season. Also in November, the Packers will have a three game road trip, although it doesn't look too bad. The three opponents are the Titans, Redskins, and Eagles. The Packers will then finish the season with three straight divisional games, at Chicago, home against Minnesota, and at Detroit to finish the season. Overall, we believe this to be one of the better schedules in the league. Not ideal, but still not too bad.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Lions Mock Draft in 2016 Will Focus on the Offensive Line

Lions Mock Draft 2016
As Ticket King continues the tour around the NFC North, we finish with our mock of the Detroit Lions draft. The following is in the words of our in-house analyst T.J. Bryce.  

Round 1: Jack Conklin/OT/Michigan State- The Lions, much like the Vikings, are in desperate need of an offensive tackle. Conklin is projected right into the area of the first round where the Lions are slated to draft at the moment. Conklin is a franchise left tackle who will be asked to protect Matthew Stafford's backside from day one.

Round 2: Kendall Fuller/CB/Virginia Tech- The Lions really need a play maker at the cornerback position. Fuller has ball hawking skills and can take the ball away at the moment, turning moment in his teams favor. The Lions might be tempted if Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook falls this far, but general manager Bob Quinn should avoid that temptation and stick to the Lions list of needs.

Round 3: Tyler Matakevich/ILB/Temple- The Lions also need to work on their inside linebacker depth. Matakevich isn't the most physically gifted player in the world, but he is smart, and can be the starter from day one.

Round 4: Maliek Collins/DT/Nebraska- The 4th and final major need for the Lions in this draft is a defensive tackle. Haloti Ngata, who was brought in after the losses of Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh in free agency last year, isn't getting any younger and the Lions really need to replenish their depth at the position. Collins is a big body with great athleticism and a high ceiling.

Round 5: Charone Peake/WR/Clemson- This is a deep draft for wide receivers, which is why despite the retirement of Calvin Johnson the Lions can wait until this late in the draft to take one. Peake has excellent size, skill and ability, everything scouts look for. However, he played behind a bunch of super talents at Clemson, which is why he falls to round five.

Round 6A: Brandon Doughty/QB/Western Kentucky. The last quarterback the Lions drafted was Matthew Stafford in 2009. Yeah, they need to draft a project. Doughty has a good arm, and threw the ball a lot. He lacks the proper build though.

Round 6B: Mike Thomas/WR/Southern Mississippi- The Lions could really use two wide receivers from this draft. Thomas is a productive player.

Round 6C: Jordan Lucas/SS/Penn State- Lucas is the perfect type of depth player. Excellent understanding of the game, and can hold up his end of the bargain when called upon.

Round 7: Tre Madden/RB/Southern California- Would be much, much higher in the draft if it weren't for his injuries. If he can stay healthy, whoever ends up with him will have the steal of the draft.