Saturday, April 29, 2017

Temple LB Tyler Matakevich drawing interest from Giants and Eagles

Standing right at 6'0, 235 pounds Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich isn't the biggest guy you've ever seen. His 40 time (4.81) and Combine numbers didn't jump right out at you either but when you look at the body of...

Bowling Green’s Roger Lewis declares for NFL Draft

Bowling Green receiver Roger Lewis announced he is forgoing his senior season at Bowling Green and will enter the NFL Draft in April. Lewis made the announcement on Twitter earlier today. I'd like to thank BGSU for giving me the...

Josh Forrest Set for Saturday’s Senior Bowl

After a week of preparation, Kentucky senior linebacker Josh Forrest is set to play in The Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET in Mobile, Ala., with the game televised live on the NFL Network. Forrest is one...

Ralph Webb’s NFL Draft Dilemma

Ralph Webb finished the 2016 season as the SEC's #4 rusher with 1172 yards on the ground. As an integral part of the Vanderbilt offense he find himself in an interesting position as a redshirt junior with one year...

Four Gamecocks invited to NFL Combine

We all knew Pharoh Cooper would be going to the NFL Combine. But yesterday it was announced that three other Gamecocks will be joining him. South Carolina issued a press release touting their four players who were invited to...

Who will draft Dak Prescott?

Dak Prescott was arguably the SEC's best quarterback last season. Coming into the year the Mississippi State faithful had high hopes for Prescott heading into his senior year. As a Junior he led the team to the #1 ranking...

SEC to use experimental instant replay process in 2016

The Southeastern Conference will implement a collaborative process for instant replay in the sport of football beginning with the 2016 season, following a unanimous vote of the league's athletics directors and approval by the SEC Executive Committee. In February, the...

Derrick Henry weighed in at 247 at NFL Combine

Alabama running back Derrick Henry weighed in today at the NFL Combine at a whopping 247 pounds. The Heisman Trophy winner was a little surprised he was so heavy. "I was kind of shocked I was 247 this morning. But...

Leonard Fournette could be the first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

For the first half of the 2015 college football season there was no better running back than Leonard Fournette. The LSU running back gashed everyone until he ran into the Alabama defense in November. Against Auburn, Mississippi State and...

Tracking the path to #1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft: Week 8

After week 3 of the 2016 NFL season we began doing a piece about who was on target to get the #1 pick in next year's draft. In that first article we had the top five as follows, 1. Browns 2....

Hilltoppers Defense Showing Improvement in Spring Ball

For the second-straight day, WKU got back on the field inside Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium for another spring practice in full pads on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The Hilltoppers have four practices remaining in spring ball, with the Tops heading...

South Carolina TE Jerell Adams invited to Senior Bowl

Jerell Adams will play in the 2016 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama next month. South Carolina confirmed the news with a press release earlier this week. University of South Carolina senior tight end Jerell Adams has accepted an invitation to...

Where Are They Now? 2016 Draft Pick Brandon Allen

As a senior at Arkansas last year Brandon Allen was torching SEC defenses. With 3,440 yards and 30 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions Allen was thought to be a top prospect and was ranked by FootballDrafting.com as the sixth...

Bulldogs open season against South Alabama on SEC Network

Game times and networks have been determined for the first three weekends of the 2016 Mississippi State football schedule, the Southeastern Conference and ESPN unveiled Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs host South Alabama in the season-opener on Sept. 3 at 11...

Jared Goff improves his Draft Stock with 6 TDs in Armed Forces Bowl

Jared Goff was considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects coming into the Armed Forces Bowl today against Air Force. But with six touchdown passes the California QB could have cemented himself as a top five pick...

Could Arkansas RB Alex Collins be a first round draft pick in 2016?

If Alex Collins' last game as a Razorback was Saturday at the Liberty Bowl, he went out with a bang. Collins lifted the Hog past a tough Kansas State team with 185 yards rushing a three touchdowns, one of...

Kagen Skidmore and Taquan Evans shine in EKU Spring Game

The Maroon team beat the White squad, 35-33, in the annual Eastern Kentucky University Maroon and White football game on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. Both sides of the ball showed excitement and made explosive plays that are sure...

Where will Jake Coker get drafted?

After an up and down year Jake Coker put an exclamation point at the end of the 2015 season by winning the National Championship Game against Clemson. Coker shook off a bad first half with four sacks and came...

Comparing Paxton Lynch and Jared Goff’s Bowl Performances

Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch are widely considered to be the top two QB prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. Depending on which mock draft you see both men are projected to go in the top ten or top...

Jalen Reeves-Maybin will return to Tennessee, Draft in 2017

New Vols defensive coordinator Bob Shoop just landed his biggest recruit and it's not an 18 year old kid who has five stars by his name. Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin announced that he will return to Knoxville for his...

Glenn Gronkowski leaving Kansas State for the NFL Draft

Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski will enter the NFL Draft and forego his senior season in Manhattan, KS. The youngest Gronkowski made the announcement made the announcement yesterday after his team lost to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl. Gronkowski is...

Austin Allen named Arkansas starting QB for 2016

Arkansas junior Austin Allen has been named the Razorbacks' starting quarterback, head coach Bret Bielema announced via Twitter (@BretBielema) Thursday following the team's 10th practice of the spring. "The fifth Arkansas edge is we EARN EVERYTHING," Bielema said. "That is...

The Least Publicized Alabama Prospect

What if I told you that the best offensive lineman in this year's NFL Draft was probably the least publicized in recent history? What if I told you that prospect was the smartest, most athletic offensive lineman on a SEC...

Hype Train: I Apologize Ahead of Time

What are we doing here? Why am I seeing the possibility of Reggie Ragland going to the Atlanta Falcons being hyped? Are we really going to do this again? Are we going to let ourselves get our hopes up again? Why,...

Ragnow Named To Rimington Trophy Watch List

Arkansas junior Frank Ragnow has been selected as one of 57 centers on the 2016 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Trophy, announced by the committee on Tuesday. The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center...

Kenyan Drake: The Ultimate Weapon

Kenyan Drake is the perfect RB for NFL teams and there's no doubt about it. At 6'1" and 210lbs, Drake has uncanny 4.45 speed and the ability to make any defender miss the tackle. Drake is able to line...

Dak Prescott To Be Featured on Jon Gruden’s ESPN Quarterback Camp

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, one of the nation's top signal callers available in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft, will be featured on Jon Gruden's Quarterback Camp on ESPN next month. Prescott is one of seven quarterbacks selected to appear...

Former LSU Players Embark on the Journey to the NFL

By Brad Cochran @Babylonbrad The next few weeks will be the biggest test for many of the players entering the combine to boost up their draft stock. Some will excel and some will not meet the standards of a lot...

There can be only one

By Marc Mandell @mandell_w As our cravings continue to grow for Denver Bronco football, until late July when training camp starts and the season is just around the corner, we must find some small fixes through out the offseason. At least...

Deshaun Watson’s 2017 NFL Draft Stock Soaring after career night against Bama

Even though his team came up short last night against Alabama in the Finals of the College Football Playoff Deshaun Watson was the star of the game. Watson lit up the Crimson Tide defense for 405 yards and 4...

Jaylon Smith announces plans to enter 2016 NFL Draft

Jaylon Smith is headed to the NFL. The junior Notre Dame linebacker made the announcement in a special Youtube video today. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN8GZlnDe1w&w=560&h=315] "It's really just perseverance for me, with the adversity I'm going through right now, dealing with the knee...

Vols Receiver Marquez North leaving for the NFL

When you think of all the talented Tennessee underclassmen the Vols had this year who were considering pro Marquez North was not at the top of the list. North battled injuries in his three year on Rocky Top and...

Halpin named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

After his solid play last year, WKU center Max Halpin was named to the 2016 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List on Tuesday, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding center in NCAA Division I football. Halpin, who was also...

Maroon tops White 34-21 in Mississippi State Spring Game

Maroon erased a seven-point deficit and scored 28 points in the first half to defeat White, 34-21, in the Mississippi State spring football game on Saturday afternoon in Davis Wade Stadium. "We got a lot accomplished that we wanted to...

Eagles emerge as a contender to move up to #1 in 2016 NFL Draft

Things are getting crazy in Nashville. There are rumblings that several teams have called up new Titans GM Jon Robinson to see what it would take to get to the top of the draft to take Carson Wentz and...

Their Moment of Clarity, Again and Again

In all of our (Jets) losses and successes there are lessons. With introspection those lessons become catalyst to growth. For an offensive coordinator, the member of the coaching staff typically in charge of the teams’ offense and offensive game...

Chiefs Anti-Tampering Appeal Denied by the NFL

In March of 2016, the NFL hit the Kansas City Chiefs with a pretty aggressive and eye-opening penalty regarding tampering with Wide Receiver Jeremy Maclin prior the 2015 season. Citing "inappropriate contact" with Jeremy Maclin prior to the start of...

DeShone Kizer leaving Notre Dame for the NFL

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer announced on Twitter earlier today that he is leaving South Bend to go to the NFL in next spring's draft. Thank you @NotreDame pic.twitter.com/LDjdlCf9nw— DeShone Kizer (@DKizer_14) December 12, 2016 Kizer is thought to be...

Hilltoppers rack up 900 yards in Spring Game

In front of 5,500 fans on Saturday in Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, head coach Jeff Brohm's WKU Hilltoppers put on another offensive show, racking up over 900 yards through the air as the Red team defeated the White team...

Dolphins get their targets with questionable decisions

Day 2 of the 2016 NFL draft has come to an end and with it the Dolphins have added 3 new players. Not everything went as expected and Miami passed on players many had them taking in mock drafts....

Ash Joins Bielema’s Staff as Offensive Analyst

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced Thursday the hiring of Rob Ash as the program’s offensive analyst. Ash, a 36-year veteran head coach, most recently served as head coach at Montana State University from 2007-15. “We are very excited to...

Jones and Redmond finally come off the board

The wait is over for Chris Jones and Will Redmond. The former Mississippi State defensive standouts were taken in the second and third rounds, respectively on Friday night in the 2016 NFL Draft at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre. Jones was...

Vincent Valentine to leave Nebraska for NFL Draft

Nebraska defensive tackle Vincent Valentine is going to forgo his senior season in Lincoln and will enter the NFL Draft. Valentine made the announcement earlier today on Twitter. My decision has been made. Thank you Husker Nation for all...

Lamar Jackson will have to wait until the 2018 NFL Draft to cash in

Lamar Jackson was a one man highlight reel in Louisville last year. After getting out to a 4-0 start and averaging over 60 points a game on offense he jumped out in front of the LSU running back Leonard...

Why the Colts should draft a QB FIRST round!

....They shouldn't....Duh! (Sorry for the scare Mr. Luck....Excited about the bookclub though!) Anyways.... Now that I've got you here, you might as well just listen to what I have to say about tonight's spectacle that is the 1st round of...

Stephen Weatherly drawing interest around the NFL before Draft

Stephen Weatherly isn't going to be drafted in the first round. He likely won't even go in the second or third either but the former Vanderbilt linebacker's draft stock seems to be peaking at the right time just before...

WKU still looking for Doughty’s replacement at QB

WKU closed out their fourth week of spring practice on Friday in full pads on the turf of Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. With just one week to go, capped off by an April 23 Spring Game, head coach Jeff Brohm...

Brandon McIlwain Shines in 2016 South Carolina Spring Game

The University of South Carolina Football team took the field at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday for the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game. The Black team earned the victory, 35-14, in front of 32,916 fans excited to see the...

Bielema Names Paul Rhoads Defensive Backs Coach

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema announced on Wednesday the hiring of Paul Rhoads as the program's defensive backs coach. Rhoads comes to Fayetteville after spending the last 16 years as either a head coach or defensive coordinator at Iowa...

Forrest Lamp Claims Spot on Outland Trophy Watch List

WKU offensive tackle Forrest Lamp was the most recent Hilltopper to be recognized by a national award as he was named to the 2016 Outland Trophy Watch List on Friday, the Football Writers Association of America announced. The Outland Trophy...