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Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread

Chase Goodbread primarily covers the Southeastern Conference for College Football 24/7, and lives in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Previously, he covered Alabama football for The Tuscaloosa News and Tidesports.com. Unlike most, he appreciates low-scoring football, and the SEC often obliges.


October

Gus Ruelas/Associated Press USC's Leonard Williams is among the top prospects in college football. You wouldn't know it by the way he's played on Saturdays, but Leonard Williams is being held back from practice for much of the week. »... more

Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook is having the time of his life in college, and doesn't see much reason to walk away from it early. The talented junior offered his thoughts Thursday on the possibility of declaring eligibility for the 2015 NFL... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC If you guessed back in August that Mississippi State would be the only undefeated SEC team heading into November, speak up now ... [crickets]. The Bulldogs took care of business at... more

Ameer Abdullah had some compelling insights Wednesday on the College Football 24/7 Podcast . He shared his thoughts about the way the running back position has come to be devalued in the NFL, the NFL player he most tries to emulate, and more. But as the... more

Russell Isabella/USA Today Utah running back Devontae Booker has scored six touchdowns in the Utes' last four games. "Baby Arian Foster" is on his way to the NFL, it's just a question of when the underclassman decides to enter the NFL draft.... more

Bob Donnan / USA Today Sports Hurricanes RB Duke Johnson has rushed for 1,036 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Miami running back Duke Johnson's name isn't resonating with Heisman Trophy pundits, the way Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is ,... more

It's the job of NFL scouts, and by extension, the general managers that oversee them, to find flaws in college prospects. They all have them -- some more obvious than others -- and a failure to identify them correctly can manifest itself into a wasted... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher doesn't care what you think of him. Whether you believe FSU quarterback Jameis Winston should be under center when the Seminoles take on Louisville Thursday or not, his coach will send the third-year sophomore onto the... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill has been intercepted six times in his last three games. The Texas A&M coaching staff got true and real with struggling quarterback Kenny Hill this week, and the result is a re-opened... more

Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press TCU's 82 points vs. Texas Tech on Saturday easily topped its home average of 47.8 points this season. Texas Christian has been scoring points at a blistering pace this season, but even the school apparently... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Alabama coach Nick Saban's home was purchased by the Crimson Tide Foundation for $3.1 million. It pays to be a successful Alabama football coach. In spades. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban will make $6.9... more

Tony Raoux / Associated Press La'el Collins could become the first LSU offensive lineman to be a first-round pick since 1998. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins is considered one of the top NFL prospects at his position for the 2015 draft,... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press LSU safety Ronald Martin's interception sealed the Tigers' upset of Ole Miss. LSU coach Les Miles has called Death Valley, the Tigers' home venue, a place "where dreams go to die." » Can't-miss... more

Shanna Lockwood / Associated Press Nick Marshall helped Auburn's offense amass 551 total yards in a shootout win over South Carolina. Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall scored his third rushing touchdown of the day in the fourth quarter as the... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Leonard Fournette rushed for 113 yards as LSU knocked off previously unbeaten Ole Miss. With the emotional backdrop of the death of LSU coach Les Miles' mother serving as motivation, LSU knocked off... more

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper broke the Crimson Tide's single-game receiving record with 224 yards Saturday night as Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20. Cooper, a junior and one of the elite NFL prospects at his position in the college game, caught nine... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press Mississippi State's Josh Robinson accounted for two of Saturday's most impressive runs. No. 2-ranked Mississippi State received a bit of a scare Saturday, but running back Josh Robinson put the real fear in... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines which players... more

SMU Director of Athletics Rick Hart disputed a report Friday that the Mustangs have had preliminary discussions with former Texas coach Mack Brown to take over as head coach. » 12 things you should know about CFB Week 9 Those discussions,... more

Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon is drawing scouting comparisons to former first-round draft picks Darren McFadden and DeAngelo Williams, per NFL Media's Albert Breer . "(Yeldon is) better than he gets credit for," said the AFC scout who cited Williams... more

October in college football is for thinning out the ranks of the unbeaten. November, in turn, thins out the one-loss herd. » Predictions for top games in CFB Week 9 But if Saturday doesn't provide a few upsets, November is going to have its... more

Just a couple weeks removed from breaking Clemson's all-time sack record previously held by former NFL players Michael Dean Perry and Gaines Adams, Tigers defensive end Vic Beasley will find himself in the company of even more pro talent this Saturday.... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC To the chagrin of SEC haters everywhere, the league is populating the top 10 like Star Trek tribbles: three of the top four, four of the top six, and five of the top 10, according... more

NFL teams evaluating Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston have little to be concerned about where the Heisman Trophy winner's on-field intangibles are concerned, but NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah believe the sexual assault... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Lane Kiffin is set to return to Tennessee's Neyland Stadium for the first time since leaving the school in 2010. Alabama coach Nick Saban has said offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin's focus is entirely on... more

Danny Johnston / Associated Press Arkansas TE A.J. Derby played quarterback before switching to tight end as a senior. Arkansas tight end A.J. Derby is drawing increased interest from NFL scouts who visit Razorbacks practices, and according... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton is known to be outspoken when it comes to Heisman Trophy winners , but on Wednesday, the former Minnesota Vikings star came down especially hard on the latest to win the award, Florida State quarterback... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Arizona State's Jaelen Strong has produced despite playing without his starting QB for much of 2014. Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong is expected to turn pro early and enter the 2015 draft, and an NFL... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham was regarded as the nation's No. 1 recruit in the 2012 class. Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham can't show NFL scouts much of anything these days, except perhaps for his... more

John Reed / USA Today Sports Auburn DB Jermaine Whitehead received a four-game suspension three weeks into the season. Auburn defensive back Jermaine Whitehead has been reinstated to the team after a four-game suspension, but that doesn't... more

Rich Shultz/Associated Press QB Devin Gardner has been subject to a wave of criticism in the wake of Michigan's poor season. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner has endured a lot this year, from a losing season to injury to even a benching.... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin heads back to Tennessee this weekend. College football at its worst can be a dirty game. But never quite as dirty as politics. >> Where is Alabama in CFB 24/7's Top... more

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is growing tired of answering questions about his handling of Jameis Winston. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is most definitely tiring of fielding questions about troubled quarterback... more

Nati Harnik / Associated Press Bo Pelini's Cornhuskers are among several FBS teams with a one-loss record. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini called into question the relationship between ESPN and the SEC, from which the new SEC Network is a... more

Projecting the quality of a pro football career is at the center of any NFL draft evaluation, but projecting the length of one is important, too. » College Football 24/7's Top 25 Power Ranking That's why running backs, with the shortest average... more

Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press Jack Nicklaus defended FSU QB Jameis Winston, saying, "You're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty." Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, through his own doing, is a little short on allies... more

Chris Jackson/Associated Press The College Football Playoff hopes of Baylor and Bryce Petty took a tumble on Saturday. With just one loss, Baylor can't quite be counted out of the College Football Playoff hunt. But if you think the Bears'... more

Jim Dedmon / USA Today Missouri DE Shane Ray upped his sack total to 10 this season after Saturday's win over Florida. Shane Ray's ascent up NFL draft boards continued Saturday as the Missouri defense end notched his ninth and 10th sacks of... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson leads the SEC in interceptions with seven. A swarming Ole Miss defense, replete with NFL prospects at all three units, had its way with Tennessee Saturday in a 34-3 home win.... more

If the Georgia Bulldogs offense misses Todd Gurley, it's not showing up on Saturdays very much. » Can't-miss Moments: Top plays of Week 8 Freshman running back Nick Chubb rushed for 202 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Georgia to a 45-32... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper bounced back vs. Texas A&M after a quiet day vs. Arkansas. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The seven days between Alabama's 14-13 win over Arkansas and Saturday's 59-0 trouncing of Texas A&M... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks examines which players... more

Critical comments made earlier this week about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston by one of his fellow Heisman Trophy winners, Bo Jackson, wrankled FSU coach Jimbo Fisher a bit. Wrankled him enough, apparently, to characterize the relationship... more

Notre Dame's visit to Florida State on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ABC) will shape the College Football Playoff picture as much as any game left in the regular season. One will fall from the ranks of the unbeaten, the other will pass its biggest regular-season... more

For now, Jameis Winston-autographed memorabilia available for sale online won't keep the Florida State star quarterback off the field for the Seminoles. That's the bottom line of a release from FSU athletic director Stan Wilcox Friday, which addressed... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley is under investigation for reportedly profiting $400 for autographing memorabilia . But according to former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia, Gurley got ripped off based on market standards. Garcia told The... more

Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden joined Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker this week in weighing in on the immaturity of FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, and like the two Heisman Trophy winners before him, Saint Bobby did not mince words. » FSU AD:... more

There is no telling exactly how much compliance manpower is being devoted to investigating Florida State's Jameis Winston and Georgia's Todd Gurley in their respective cases involving autographed memorabilia, and whether they profited from it in violation... more

The mention of integrity in the criteria for winning the Heisman Trophy means more to some than others. But nobody can say it doesn't mean much to Herschel Walker. The former Georgia star and Heisman winner said Thursday that integrity issues... more

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is lighting up opposing defenses this season with career-best paces in some significant statistical categories. Among them: A 72.2-percent completion rate, a touchdown-to-interception ratio of nearly four to one, and an... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Mississippi State and Ole Miss remained atop the SEC West for another week, scoring significant wins over Auburn and Texas A&M to maintain their hopes of crashing the College Football... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Randy Gregory has a rare combination of speed, quickness and length. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory would do well to have an NFL career like that of former Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles... more

Dak Prescott's days at Mississippi State could be numbered. The star quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate said he would leave MSU early and enter the 2015 NFL Draft if he's projected as a first-round pick, according to Sports Illustrated .... more

Mike Groll/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston is 19-0 as a starter in college, but he needs to rehabilitate his image. Bo knows. But Jameis Winston apparently doesn't care. >> Where does Florida State rank in CFB 24/7's Top... more

Rich Barnes / USA Today Sports Jameis Winston faces a disciplinary hearing to determine whether he violated FSU's student code of conduct. The attorney for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wants more time to prepare for a disciplinary... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Commissioner Mike Slive has was in charge of the SEC when it won seven consecutive national titles in football. SEC commissioner Mike Slive will retire on July 31, 2015, after 13 years as the leader of a... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has 28 tackles and an interception so far this season. The attorney for LSU defensive back Jalen Mills entered a not guilty plea for the Tigers junior Tuesday on a misdemeanor... more

With half of the 2014 college football season still to be played, there are countless games that could have an impact in determining the four participants in the first-ever College Football Playoff. Some of those games will carry more weight and influence... more

Earlier this season, Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel was the centerpiece of an imaginitive trick play in which he ran to the sideline and feigned a discussion with his coaches while barely standing inbounds, only to run downfield and catch a pass .... more

Butch Dill / Associated Press A search of Alabama TE Kurt Freitag's dorm room turned up more than 100 grams of marijuana. A search conducted by the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force yielded 112 grams of marijuana and $4,661 in cash in the... more

Associated Press Florida coach Will Muschamp will use both Jeff Driskel (left) and Treon Harris (right) at quarterback. The Florida Gators haven't gotten what they had hoped for from veteran quarterback Jeff Driskel this season, but coach... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Jets starting QB Geno Smith still has the support of head coach Rex Ryan. Struggling quarterback Geno Smith might not have the confidence of Jets fans, or even the full support of his own locker room, but the second-year... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley didn't have a horrible day statisically, but the Bruin lost again. Brett Hundley hasn't even said hello yet to what should eventually be a promising pro career, but he all but said... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace has not thrown an interception vs. an SEC opponent this season. If you're still waiting for the mistake-prone Bo Wallace to show up for Ole Miss, holding your breath might not be wise.... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA Today LSU freshman RB Leonard Fournette arrived to great expectations this season. The nation's most highly touted freshman running back picked a night when his offense needed him most to play his best football of the... more

Jason Getz/Associated Press A'Shawn Robinson played a large role in Alabama slowing down Arkansas' strong rushing attack. Of all that went wrong for Alabama Saturday in a 14-13 win over Arkansas, the one thing the Crimson Tide needed most... more

Jim Lytle/Associated Press Rising QB Dak Prescott delivered for Mississippi State in its win over Auburn. It wasn't Dak Prescott's finest day as a passer. In fact, it was one of his worst. But on a day where the undefeated Bulldogs... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Georgia running back Nick Chubb was given 38 carries Saturday in the Bulldogs' win over Missouri. It took about twice the carries that Todd Gurley would normally need, but Georgia freshman running back Nick... more

Tom Lynn/Associated Press Chiefs rookie QB Aaron Murray panned the rules that led to his former teammate, Todd Gurley, being suspeded. Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Aaron Murray took aim at the NCAA rules that have Georgia star... more

As Florida State's handling of star quarterback Jameis Winston's alleged sexual assault continues to draw pointed criticism , the defending Heisman Trophy winner learned Friday that the school is not yet finished with the case, either. Winston will... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to on Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football: Scouting the scouts: Sept. 20 Scouting the scouts:... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston has thrown for eight TDs and five interceptions this season. Florida State officials and Tallahassee police obstructed the state's criminal investigation of an alleged sexual... more

Over a two-game stretch ending Saturday, TCU coach Gary Patterson has an opportunity to take complete command of the Big 12 and lock two strong postseason contenders -- Oklahoma and Baylor -- out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. After knocking... more

Suspended Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell will not play again this season, and has decided to return to play for the Fighting Irish next season rather than enter the NFL draft. "Though disappointed in the decision the school has just recently... more

Randy Sartin/USA TODAY Sports Florida QB Treon Harris sparked the Gators' offense last week in a win over Tennessee. Just days after Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris was suspended indefinitely after being accused of a sexual assault,... more

Some are picked in the first round of the NFL draft (Dee Ford), others in the seventh (Michael Sam), but NFL clubs can never be sure of what they will get from an undersized pass rusher until the draft investment is made and the Sunday whistle blows.... more

If Georgia running back Todd Gurley needs a blueprint for how to escape significant penalty for allegedly autographing memorabilia for profit, Johnny Manziel certainly gave it to him last season. » Gurley suspended indefinitely for alleged rules... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley might be in hot water with the NCAA , but as an NFL draft prospect, he's simply hot. » Manziel showing support for Gurley And one NFC general manager believes the Bulldogs junior, if he chooses to enter the 2015 NFL... more

Arkansas secondary coach Clay Jennings thinks of Calvin Johnson when watching film of Alabama star receiver Amari Cooper. And while Cooper might not be anywhere near as big as the Detroit Lions star, he's big enough to be a major concern for Jennings as... more

The migration of Texas A&M offensive tackles from the right side to the left -- the Aggies have done so with current left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, and with Jake Matthews before him -- hasn't just been about filling lineup gaps from one season to another.... more

Conference rankings ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Roughly halfway through the season, the standings look nothing like they typically do. Three of four teams still unbeaten in SEC play are Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Missouri.... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Ole Miss fans have raised more than $100,000 to defray costs associated with Saturday's raucous celebration. Not that the coffers at Ole Miss can't easily swallow a $75,000 bill for damages resulting from... more

Jim Dedmon/USA Today Missouri defensive end Shane Ray has recorded eight sacks so far this season. Missouri defensive end Shane Ray still has a decision to make after the season on whether to turn pro early or return to college, but based on... more

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron isn't sure the Crimson Tide has the necessary leadership on the offensive side of the ball. >> Where is Alabama ranked in CFB 24/7's Top 25 Power Rankings? But to coach Nick Saban, the key word in that sentence... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks has recorded 58 tackles in five games this season. UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks has been all over the field for the the Bruins' defense, averaging more than 11 tackles per game... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has caught 52 passes for 746 yards and five TDs this season. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has enjoyed an explosive first half of the season, but in the wake of the... more

Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Florida QB Skyler Mornhinweg is the son of Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. To whatever extent dysfunction has marked Florida football over the last couple of years -- and the examples have been... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Nick Saban was unable to guide the Crimson Tide past Ole Miss on Saturday. There are a couple of unwritten rules, or at least, common-sense guidelines, that govern things like fan etiquette in the SEC in the... more

Gus Ruelas / Associated Press USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams "is as fast as our skill players," says Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez. After a thrilling upset win over Oregon last week, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is preparing his... more

Perhaps Houshun Gaines has never heard of San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o's notorious "Catfish" victimization while he was at Notre Dame in 2012, or perhaps he has and simply never thought such a thing could happen to him. Either way, the high... more

J Pat Carter/Associated Press Louisville wide receiver DaVante Parker could take the field for the first time this season vs. Clemson DeVante Parker, one of the most talented wide receivers in college football, should return to Louisville's... more

Christopher Hanewinckel/USA Today Sports Running back Kenyan Drake leads Alabama with four rushing touchdowns this season. Alabama's loss Saturday to Ole Miss knocked the team out of the top spot in the SEC West standings, and coach Nick... more

Randy Sartin/USA Today Sports Florida QB Treon Harris sparked the Gators' offense in a win Saturday over Tennessee. Florida Gators quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended indefinitely after being accused of sexual assault, the school... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press Utah's defense swarmed UCLA QB Brett Hundley in the Bruins' loss Saturday. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley's play Saturday in the Bruins' loss to Utah raised concerns about his pocket awareness, and apparently... more

Associated Press Ole Miss and Mississippi State shook up the SEC West by winning in upsets on Saturday. A doormat no more. The state of Mississippi, where SEC powers have traditionally gone to score wins as a matter of routine, sent top-10... more

Mark Zerof/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis has rushed for 551 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Kentucky knocked off South Carolina 45-38 Saturday to add yet another upset to a day full of them in college football. But... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press QB Nick Marshall led an explosive Auburn offense in a win over LSU on Saturday. In his first start as an SEC quarterback, LSU's Brandon Harris didn't get it done. But at least he got to watch Nick Marshall... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley did a little bit of everything Saturday in the Bulldogs' 44-17 win over Vanderbilt, but his performance as a rusher probably would have been more than enough for a victory. The Heisman Trophy hopeful and early-entry... more

Rogelio V. Solis\Associated Press Senior quarterback Bo Wallace delivered for Ole Miss in its upset of Alabama. The College Football Playoff picture grew awfully fuzzy on Saturday, and Ole Miss made sure it didn't miss out on the fun.... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Bryan Cox Jr. had two career sacks before recording three Saturday in a win over Tennessee. Bryan Cox Jr. picked quite a day to play a lot like his father did during his NFL career. The son of former... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Sports Quarterback Dak Prescott racked up five touchdowns in Mississippi State's win over Texas A&M. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott made all sorts of statements in the Bulldogs' 48-31 win Saturday over... more

Associated Press Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has been compared to Tim Tebow by an NFL general manager. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow draw comparisons for a number of reasons. They're... more

Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel is a million-dollar first-round draft pick, the dream of any young football player, yet the former Texas A&M star yearns to be back in College Station. At least, for the fun part. "I don't think I miss school,... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Alabama defensive back Landon Collins is drawing high praise for his play this season. A three-player run of Alabama safeties with first-round talent from Mark Barron to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Landon Collins makes... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Chris Davis' epic 109-yard return of a missed field goal is still being celebrated at Auburn. The Auburn helmet worn by former Tigers cornerback Chris Davis during his instant-classic 109-yard missed field goal... more

Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is looking to boost his Heisman candidacy against Michigan State's vaunted defense. There are a few college football Saturdays every year that are too big for one television set.... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to on Saturday? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks offers his take on... more

Johnny Manziel has enough on his plate as a rookie NFL quarterback who seemingly needs a little counseling of his own at times. But the former Texas A&M star nevertheless wants to be a mentor for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston when it comes to... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Randy Gregory is among the top pass-rushing prospects in college football. Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory has certainly been productive over the last season and a half for the Cornhuskers, but... more

If NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's high-end projection for Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is on target, the Tigers' star could end up being awfully happy that he stayed in college for his senior season. Mayock said Beasley's a potential... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press South Carolina's Mike Davis is averaging 1.2 yards fewer per carry than he did last season. South Carolina running back Mike Davis, who's considered good enough to declare early eligibility for the 2015 NFL... more

There is plenty of distance between college football's top players and the 2015 NFL Draft -- not only the rest of the football season, but the scouting season as well. For now, though, things look good for Stanford wide receiver Ty Montgomery. Reese's... more

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held April 30-May 2, the league announced Thursday. The league had been considering the possibility of extending the draft to a four-day event, with possible other dates including April 22-24 and April 29-May 2. It will remain... more

Myles Jack's two-way action for UCLA has included far more snaps at linebacker than running back during his young career, but NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Bruins coach Jim Mora would be better off reversing the talented sophomore's role.... more

Quarterbacks Devin Gardner of Michigan, Hutson Mason of Georgia, and Taylor Kelly of Arizona State were among 12 who missed the latest cut for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to college football's top quarterback. Gardner has... more

If your college football TV surfing stops on the Ohio State-Maryland game Saturday, don't adjust your TV. Those garish Maryland helmets are actually supposed to look that way: Miss the hand-painted helmets...? Well, they're back this Saturday vs. Ohio... more

Matt Sayles/Associated Press The son of former boxing champ Evander Holyfield has received a scholarship offer from Oregon. Normally, it's not easy for a Georgia high school football player to get the attention of a Pac-12 school. But it... more

September

Tony Ding/Associated Press Michigan coach Brady Hokes remains under fire for his handling of injured QB Shane Morris on Saturday. » Michigan's Hoke atop hot-seat coaches list One of the first questions Michigan president Mark Schlissel... more

Steve Dykes/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will decide whether to enter the 2015 NFL Draft after the season. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is widely-regarded as one of the top NFL prospects in the college game, but the way... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has missed the past 13 months of action with knee injuries. Malcolm Mitchell will finally get his football career back underway Saturday when the Georgia wide receiver will... more

Athens Clarke-County Police have determined that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of an assault at an Athens, Ga., bar in the early hours of Sunday morning after it was learned that the victim had been punched by a white male.... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields was voted as the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year in July. When former TCU star defensive end Devonte Fields was dismissed from the school after allegedly punching his girlfriend, he... more

NFL/Associated Press Jameis Winston won't be helped by JaMarcus Russell's failed run in the NFL. Not that Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston needed any help in hurting his standing with NFL scouts as a draft prospect, but FSU coach... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton is dealing with a knee injury for the second consecutive season. Utah State coach Matt Wells expressed shock Monday that a defensive lineman from BYU, Utah State's opponent... more

Jonathan Bachman/Associated Press Brandon Harris will be LSU's starting quarterback on Saturday night vs. Auburn. Brandon Harris essentially announced himself LSU's new starting quarterback Saturday by vastly outperforming his season-long... more

Gerry Broome/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston still has much work to do in rehabbing his image. If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston manages to rehabilitate his image as a poor decision-maker off the field, Buffalo... more

Michigan is interested in Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for embattled coach Brady Hoke, NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday . Rapoport cited high-ranking Michigan sources that the Wolverines would prefer John... more

Less than 24 hours after being shut out, 23-0, by Texas, Kansas fired coach Charlie Weis Sunday morning. The Jayhawks were 2-2 under Weis this season but had been blown out by their two toughest opponents, Duke (41-3) and Texas. They had beaten... more

AP Photo/Gerry Broome Jameis Winston's Seminoles eventually pulled away after struggling against North Carolina State. Florida State showed it could win without its star quarterback as Jameis Winston served a suspension last week against... more

AP Photo/L.G. Patterson Missouri's Shane Ray is one of the most freakish athletes in college football. Missouri defensive end Shane Ray notched two more sacks Saturday against one of the SEC's top offensive lines in the Tigers' 21-20 road win... more

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert Brandon Harris is establishing himself as LSU's top option at quarterback. As much as LSU head coach Les Miles continues to be coy about his plans for the quarterback position, there was nothing coy about how he used... more

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill wasn't perfect, but he managed to make the plays necessary to defeat Arkansas. For a half, the Trill was gone. But with former Aggies star Johnny Manziel on the sideline (the Cleveland Browns... more

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports Bud Dupree notched his first sack of the season in Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt. Bud Dupree was just a freshman at Kentucky the last time the Wildcats won an SEC game. But on the day the Wildcats' top NFL draft... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley put an emphatic stamp on his place as college football's top running back Saturday with a dominating performance against rival Tennessee in a 35-32 Bulldogs win. He rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns... more

Which college games will NFL clubs send scouts to this weekend? College Football 24/7 brings you a glimpse at the teams that were credentialed to attend some of the biggest games in college football this weekend, and NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks offers... more

A word of caution to those convinced that Arkansas' prolific rushing attack will keep the Razorbacks in contention to beat Texas A&M on Saturday: a consistent running game only keeps things close if it's coupled with solid defense. And Arkansas can't... more

Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press Baylor's Shawn Oakman has a rare combination of size and athleticism. Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman's play this season is drawing attention, and one NFL scout sees the Bears' 6-foot-9, 280-pound junior as a... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Florida AD Jeremy Foley indicated Will Muschamp will have the full season to prove himself. Florida Gators fans that would rather see an interim coach steer the Gators through the rest of the season than Will... more

Al Behrman/Associated Press Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was a key member of the Bearcats' scout teams. University of Cincinnati running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed in a motorcycle accident... more

Wide receiver prospects better than Sammy Watkins, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, aren't easy to find. But NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Alabama has one in junior Amari Cooper. Jeremiah and fellow analyst Bucky Brooks discussed... more

Quarterback gurus might be able to help their college pupils with things like mechanics, but that doesn't mean they're helping them be winners. Those were the sentiments of Duke coach David Cutcliffe, who joined the College Football 24/7 Podcast and was... more

Somebody out there is trying to undercut Kevin Sumlin's recruiting efforts by telling recruits that Texas A&M is too loaded at wide receiver for a freshman to make an impact. Sumlin won't say which opposing coach might do such a thing, but his message is... more

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah wouldn't seem to need any help marketing himself as one of college football's top rushers, not with the recent backing of fearameer.com and a gaudy average of 212 all-purpose yards per game. Not to mention being a... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Longhorns coach Charlie Strong is trying to instill a new culture at Texas. After back-to-back losses to BYU and UCLA, it doesn't appear the Texas Longhorns will be any better this year under new coach Charlie Strong... more

Here's what we don't know about Mississippi State's 4-0 football team: By the time the Bulldogs complete the SEC West gauntlet of Texas A&M, Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss, what will be left of them? After all, MSU fans have seen this movie before, and they... more

Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is expected to return to game action on Oct. 4. It's been a 13-month wait for Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, but it's about to finally be over. And if what teammate... more

Scott Boehm/Associated Press Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy wouldn't want Jameis Winston as his quarterback. Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy says he wouldn't care to draft Florida State quarterback Jameis... more

AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen Oregon State's Sean Mannion is one of the more intriguing QB prospects in college football. The mysterious addition of 53 yards to the college career total of former USC quarterback Matt Barkley has pushed Oregon State... more

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Stanford coach David Shaw spent nine years in the NFL as an assistant coach. Stanford left tackle Andrus Peat is considered one of the most talented offensive tackles in the college game and a possible first-round... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Center Dillon Day is key to Mississippi State operating its style of offense. The idle date Mississippi State will enjoy this week as a 4-0 team coming off an upset win over LSU just added quite a... more

Mark Wallheiser/Associated Press Deshaun Watson was named Clemson's starting quarterback on Monday by coach Dabo Swinney. Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson is taking over, in case you haven't heard . And on Monday, Tigers coach... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Ex-USC coach Lane Kiffin, now with Alabama, is facing a lawsuit from a former player. Former Southern Cal football player Brian Baucham has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence, naming the school and former head... more

Melina Vastola/USA Today Sports Scouts say off-field issues have damaged Florida State QB Jameis Winston's draft stock. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah suggested last week on the College Football 24/7 Podcast that Florida State quarterback... more

Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press Mississippi State's Dillon Day is in his fourth season as a starting center for the Bulldogs. Of all the things LSU fans had to complain about Saturday in the wake of their team's first home loss to... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Florida QB Jeff Driskel appears to have lost the support of at least one Gators great. Florida coach Will Muschamp has been a staunch defender of quarterback Jeff Driskel over the course of his career, and after... more

Jason Getz/USA Today Sports Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has 43 receptions for 655 yards and five touchdowns through four games. Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter knows better than to assume Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper will... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Dabo Swinney's Clemson team failed to execute on offense against Florida State. Clemson had every chance it could ask for to pull off a road upset of No. 1-ranked Florida State on Saturday, and the Tigers'... more

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Wide receiver Pharoh Cooper broke out for South Carolina on Saturday. South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper showed why he's one of the most versatile athletes in the SEC in leading the Gamecocks to a 48-34 win... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott has rushed for 100-plus yards in three consecutive games. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott led arguably the biggest win of Dan Mullen's six seasons coaching the Bulldogs, a... more

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is considered a top pass-rushing prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft. Which NFL clubs are scouting which college games this weekend? From College Football 24/7's press box operatives... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Wide receiver Amari Cooper is now Alabama's career leader in touchdown catches with 20. TUSCALOOSA -- The much-anticipated matchup between Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Freshman running back Sony Michel scored three touchdowns in Georgia's win over Troy on Saturday. Todd Gurley's Heisman Trophy campaign didn't exactly take a step forward Saturday in Georgia's 66-0 trouncing of... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston might have a couple more years of college eligibility to gain some much-needed maturity, but NFL scouts aren't waiting until then to begin forming their opinions of him. In the wake of his suspension for... more

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney downplayed the impact of FSU quarterback Jameis Winston's then-half-game suspension on the College Football 24/7 Podcast this week, but nobody -- Seminoles fans least of all -- will downplay the defending Heisman Trophy... more

Charlie Riedel/Associated Press Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder's team came up short Thursday night against Auburn. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder alleged that Auburn was stealing signals in the first half of the Tigers' 20-14 road win... more

Circumstances couldn't have been much better for Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett to help establish himself as one of the top wide receiver prospects available for the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday night, but it was the Auburn defense that made the... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops would like to see a later deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops called for the NFL to establish a later deadline for college underclassmen to... more

Auburn will be without starting defensive back Jermaine Whitehead Thursday night when the Tigers visit 20th-ranked Kansas State (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), reportedly for disciplinary reasons. The school confirmed the senior did not travel with the team,... more

However NFL-ready Jameis Winston might be as a quarterback, the Florida State star might be wise to put off the NFL draft next year and spend another season at the college level for the sake of his maturity. That was among the sentiments NFL Media analyst... more

Five NFL personnel executives went in five different directions when asked who Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper compares to among NFL receivers, but all five put the Crimson Tide's potential first-round draft pick in impressive company. NFL Media... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Look for Jameon Lewis to have the ball in his hands more rather than delivering it to others. Last weekend marked the return of Jameon Lewis as a trick-play quarterback at Mississippi State, but starting... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley will be unavailable when the Mountaineers take on Oklahoma this weekend. The violation of team rules that got West Virginia cornerback Daryl Worley suspended from the team... more

Nick Wass/Associated Press West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White is making an impression on NFL scouts with a fast start to his senior season. Count West Virginia's Kevin White among college wide receivers gaining momentum as prospects for... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields has not indicated he will declare for the NFL draft after the 2014 season. Former Texas Christian defensive end Devonte Fields was determined not to sit out the 2014 season after being dismissed... more

Alabama safety Landon Collins and Florida defensive lineman Gerald Willis will combine for an interesting subplot Saturday when the Gators visit third-ranked Alabama: the two are brothers. And while there is only the slightest of chances, because both... more

Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has 5.5 sacks in the first few games of his college career. That Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is well on his way to breaking, if not shattering , the SEC record for... more

The Arkansas State football team has lost two games in a row and absorbed a 41-20 beating at the hands of Miami Saturday, but nobody can accuse the Red Wolves of not having fun. Confusion reigned on this fake punt gone awry against the Hurricanes... more

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Auburn defensive lineman Angelo Blackson has big potential, according to an NFL scout who has seen him. An NFL scout has identified Auburn defensive lineman Angelo Blackson as a breakout prospect on a national scale,... more

Joshua S. Kelly/USA TODAY Clemson's Vic Beasley is one of college football's top pass rushers. There is no question that Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley was more productive than Jadeveon Clowney last season, piling up 13 sacks to just three... more

John David Mercer/USA Today Sports Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper leads the NCAA with 33 catches so far in 2014. For now, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper gives the "best cornerback I've faced" honor to NFL rookie Aaron Colvin of the... more

Steve Dykes/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota remains a favorite in the race for the Heisman Trophy. Rapper Drake has apparently picked his new favorite college quarterback. Or was he just appealing to regional interest? The... more

Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Highly touted Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is living up to the hype in his freshman season. Just three weeks into the college football season, the question isn't so much whether Texas A&M defensive end... more

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is a top candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy. Oregon showed once again Saturday that it needs just a quarter, if that, to rip away complete control of a would-be close game.... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Florida coach Will Muschamp was spared an embarrassing loss by beating Kentucky in triple overtime. Florida coach Will Muschamp can thank wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, more than anyone, for the Gators'... more

Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has caught 35 passes for 454 yards through three games this season. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper continued a blazing-hot start to the season Saturday against Southern... more

Jeff Blake/USA Today Sports QB Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 31 passes for 271 yards and three TDs in South Carolina's win. Georgia running back Todd Gurley amassed 131 rushing yards against South Carolina Saturday, but the SEC East showdown... more

Justin Ford/USA Today Sports Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis threw the fourth TD pass of his career on Saturday. Perhaps Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen ought to just let Jameon Lewis keep throwing passes until one of them... more

Sarah Bentham/Associated Press Arkansas running back Alex Collins shredded the Texas Tech defense on Saturday. The school bell rang in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, but for a change, it was the old school doing the teaching. Arkansas... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Missouri defensive end Shane Ray is one of the most impressive athletes in college football. Another week brought another round of sacks for the Missouri defensive end tandem of Markus Golden and Shane Ray.... more

As a former Oregon quarterback, Akili Smith is quite naturally a fan of current Ducks signal-caller Marcus Mariota. But as a former No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft and someone who knows plenty about the difficulties of making the transition from... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Nick Saban is down a few snack cakes in his office after a man used his bathroom as a hiding spot. Unique marriage proposals that require some innovation are common, but Drew Clayton took his elaborate plan to... more

Nobody is expecting Tennessee to have much of a chance when the unranked Volunteers play at No. 4 Oklahoma on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ABC). And why should they? By all rights, OU coach Bob Stoops' open contempt for the SEC should have Sooners fans... more

If Tim Tebow's football comeback is still in the works, demands on his time as a television personality aren't making it any easier. ABC announced Thursday that the former Florida Gators star quarterback and 2010 Denver Broncos first-round pick has... more

A week ago it appeared as if Arkansas senior cornerback Tevin Mitchel was on the brink of having to take a redshirt year, but Mitchel is now apparently on the verge of making his season debut. His return could come just in time for him to face a Texas... more

David J. Phillip/Associated press Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill has been very impressive in his first two college starts. Say this for Johnny Manziel: at least he put in a full season at Texas A&M before applying for trademark rights to his... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU wide receiver Travin Dural leads the NCAA with a yards-per-catch average of 48.5 through two games. LSU wide receiver Travin Dural, the Tigers' top downfield offensive threat, suffered minor injuries in an... more

Saturday football and Sunday football are two different games for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is that NFL offensive systems aren't nearly as diverse as the college game, where the triple-option still breathes amid a sea of spread... more

Raj Mehta/USA TODAY Sports Missouri defensive end Markus Golden (33) has piqued the interest of NFL scouts. Former Missouri defensive ends Kony Ealy and Michael Sam upheld a high standard last year at a position that is typically a strong one... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska's Randy Gregory is one of the top defensive ends in college football. It looks as though Randy Gregory will likely be back on the field for Nebraska this Saturday, but that doesn't mean the star defensive... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press LSU defensive back Jalen Mills is facing a court date related to an incident in May. A legal charge against LSU defensive back Jalen Mills that was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor might have made it... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports The handling of the Josh Shaw situation has at least one NFL scout distrustful of USC. Southern Cal's handling of cornerback Josh Shaw's lie about how he sprained both his ankles has damanged the Trojans'... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Pass rusher Leonard Floyd had a pair of sacks in Georgia's season-opening win. One of the most talented sophomores in college football has established himself as a potential early-entry candidate for the NFL... more

Steven Bisig/USA Today Sports Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson scored a 57-yard touchdown in the Huskies' Week 2 victory. Six carries is all Washington's Shaq Thompson and UCLA's Myles Jack have between them as two of the nation's most... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon will remain suspended after the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma University's suspension of linebacker Frank Shannon,... more

Rutgers is separating itself from Ray Rice in light of the release of a video on Monday depicting the former Scarlet Knights running back punching his then-fiancee. A school spokesperson said that pictures and video highlights of Rice will no longer be... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is expected to get more offensive opportunities going forward. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack never saw the field on offense in the Bruins' season-opening win over Virginia, and carried... more

Alex Gallardo/Associated Press USC athletic director Pat Haden will not be present on the Trojans' sideline for the next two games. USC athletic director Pat Haden is sorry for leaving the press box to engage with game officials during the... more

AP Photo/Michael Conroy Notre Dame wide receiver Amir Carlisle scored two touchdowns in the Irish's rout of Michigan. The Big Ten Conference crashed to the college football canvas like an over-the-hill heavyweight on Saturday, and its chances... more

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill torched the Lamar defense in Week 2. Another week in college football passed on Saturday with Texas A&M fans still wondering if their offense will ever miss a beat without... more

New Texas coach Charlie Strong drew all sorts of criticism in the spring after telling a gathering of Longhorns fans that their team wouldn't reach the national championship game . He's looking prophetic now, if not any more appreciated. BYU brought... more

AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette celebrated a touchdown Saturday by striking a Heisman pose. Until Saturday, there hadn't yet been a single sign that the overinflated hype and unrealistic expectations... more

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Mississippi State's Dak Prescott has shredded defenses in consecutive weeks to open the season. Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott might not have the notoriety of Heisman Trophy candidates Jameis Winston,... more

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports Markus Golden is in line to become Missouri's next great defensive end. Replacing 2014 NFL Draft picks Kony Ealy and Michael Sam as pass rushers is serious business to Markus Golden and Shane Ray, the Tigers'... more

For the second week in a row, top junior prospect Amari Cooper kept the chain gang busy as Alabama's No. 1 receiver. This week, the junior put the school's record-keeper to work, as well. Cooper caught 13 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown to... more

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports Marcus Mariota will face a tough test on Saturday against Michigan State's stingy defense. Beating Michigan State is, of course, foremost on the mind of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota as the Ducks' electric... more

Ryan Kang/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be put to the test by a stingy Michigan State defense Saturday. The Michigan State-Oregon game might be the best matchup of the week in college football, and no doubt a game that will... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports LSU offensive lineman Elliott Porter will miss his second game of the season Saturday. Turns out, there was apparently more than football involved with LSU's decision to start Ethan Pocic over Elliott Porter at... more

Scott A. Miller/Associated Press Baylor is adding a locker room for former players, like Robert Griffin III, to utilize when they return to campus. File this under the ever-expanding category of recruiting innovation in college football:... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press USC's Leonard Williams is battling an injury heading into Saturday's game against Stanford. NFL scouts that have made their way through Stanford's program gathering information about draft prospects are in... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel is dealing with hamstring issues that could force him to redshirt in 2014. Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel's hopes of rebounding from a disappointing 2013 season might be on hold... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is among the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. Bryce Petty might like his chances of playing in Baylor's game against Northwestern State on Saturday, but his head coach isn't... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd is attracting the attention of NFL scouts. The first week of the college football season saw 27 defensive players notch two quarterback sacks or more. That makes Georgia... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon for the 2014 season. Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon appeared to punch a 20-year-old female OU student in the face in surveillance video... more

David Goldman/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley is drawing high praise coming off his impressive 2014 debut. Just a couple of days after former Georgia great Herschel Walker declared Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley the best... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Former TCU defensive end Devonte Fields is now playing for Trinity Valley Community College. After being dismissed from Texas Christian for disciplinary reasons, former Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL After a strong opener, Alabama's Amari Cooper could be set for a prolific 2014 season. Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper is only one game into his junior season, but one game was all West Virginia head coach Dana... more

AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg Michigan State's Connor Cook is 13-1 as the Spartans' starting quarterback. Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook ripped Jacksonville State defensive back Folo Johnson for what he called a dirty hit in the Spartans'... more

AP Photo/Morry Gash Wisconsin QB Joel Stave did not play in Wisconsin's loss to LSU on Saturday. The mysterious absence of Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave from the team's loss to LSU last weekend has turned out to be a mystery within the... more

Rogelio V. Solis The status Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis for Saturday's game remains in limbo. Mississippi State wide receiver Jameon Lewis might be practicing Tuesday, but coach Dan Mullen isn't making assumptions about the... more

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports LSU defensive back Jalen Mills intercepted a pass in the Tigers' win over Wisconsin. Never let it be said that Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson's new contract making him the NFL's highest-paid cornerback... more

AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill had an eye-opening performance in Week 1 vs. South Carolina. Johnny Manziel is nearly a year removed from being Texas A&M's quarterback, but the immense popularity he enjoyed in two... more

AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt South Carolina's Mike Davis is among the top rushers in college football. Two days after suggesting star running back Mike Davis would likely miss South Carolina's second game , Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier was... more

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki Dorial Green-Beckham is working with the Oklahoma football team this fall, but he is not eligible to play. Last week, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops hinted that transfer wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was leaning toward... more

AP Photo/Joe Raymond Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day had six tackles in Week 1. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly hasn't been shy about how highly he thinks of Fighting Irish junior defensive lineman Sheldon Day. But Kelly has taken... more

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Florida State wide receiver Jesus Wilson. Another weapon for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is back in the mix at Florida State. FSU wide receiver Jesus Wilson has been reinstated from... more

AP Photo/Tony Ding Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess scored three touchdowns in the Wolverines' season-opening win. Desmond Howard? Anthony Carter? How about David Terrell or Braylon Edwards? Any of these and more might be the most... more

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports Deion Sanders Jr. put his return skills on display vs. Baylor on Sunday night. The SMU Mustangs took a 45-0 shellacking from Baylor Sunday night, but the Mustangs weren't without a highlight. And this one comes... more

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Butch Dill / Associated Press Auburn and running back Corey Grant ran away from Arkansas in the second half Saturday night. Bookmark this story, conspiracy theorists. Members of the Arkansas coaching staff who were in Auburn's Jordan-Hare... more

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Georgia running back Todd Gurley opened the 2014 season in style by rushing for 198 yards on 15 carries vs. Clemson. Todd Gurley and season openers just go well together. The Georgia star running back has had... more

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Senior running back Kenny Hilliard keyed LSU's win over Wisconsin Saturday night. On the day most expected Kenny Hilliard to be passed on the LSU depth chart by yet another young star running back, the nephew of... more

Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports Lane Kiffin helped direct the Alabama offense to 538 yards in his debut as offensive coordinator. Lay off of Lane Kiffin, OK? Because Nick Saban says to. One game into Kiffin's first season as offensive... more

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Georgia's Todd Gurley had no trouble finding running lanes against Clemson. Georgia running back Todd Gurley rushed through, over and around the Clemson defense on Saturday night during a dominant performance in... more

Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports Auburn wide receiver D'haquille Williams had quite a debut in his first game for the Tigers. Auburn wide receiver D'haquille Williams introduced himself to the SEC in a big way Saturday, piling up 154... more

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper is looking to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season. The loss of a three-year starter at quarterback in AJ McCarron doesn't appear to have sidetracked Alabama star... more

AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt Clemson QB Cole Stoudt will be put to the test season as Tajh Boyd's replacement. New Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt doesn't have much of a resume as a pro prospect, given that he had been stuck behind former Tigers... more

A youtube.com outtake from Nissan's "Heisman House" advertising campaign features former Heisman winner Robert Griffin III firing a pass to knock an apple off the head of Griffin's Heisman successor, Johnny Manziel. Or, at least, a Manziel mannequin... more

Chuck Burton/Associated Press SEC Network analyst Tim Tebow is a fan of new Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill. For all that Kenny Hill did Thursday night to get Texas A&M fans behind his place as Johnny Manziel's replacement, he picked up yet another... more

Chris O??Meara/Associated Press Experience from last season must have served Anthony Jennings well in LSU's quarterback competition. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings has reportedly earned the Tigers' starting nod over freshman Brandon Harris... more

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports LSU will be without starting cornerback Rashard Robinson for its season opener. Two of LSU's most intriguing talents, cornerback Rashard Robinson and freshman wide receiver Malachi Dupre, reportedly were left... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Jameis Winston will begin his Heisman defense on Saturday against Oklahoma State. If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is to become just the second two-time Heisman Trophy winner ever -- joining... more

Mary Ann Chastain/Associated Press Jordan Lynch's dual-threat skills and NIU's unbeaten record puts the QB into the Heisman conversation. Bobby Bowden thinks Jameis Winston can be the best quarterback in Florida State history , but he also... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press Kenny Hill made quite an impression on NFL scouts in his debut as Texas A&M's starter. There were 13 NFL scouts in attendance at Texas A&M's 52-28 win over South Carolina on Thursday, and they didn't travel... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Kenny Hill thrived running the Aggies' fast-paced offense in a dazzling debut vs. South Carolina. Texas A&M's answer to Johnny Football announced his presence in a big way. Sophomore Kenny Hill was named... more

Brian Powers/Associated Press Derek Mason's first season as Vanderbilt head coach is off to a rough start. Falling to Temple, 37-7, to start the Derek Mason era was a big enough loss for the Vanderbilt Commodores on Thursday night. They... more

Rainier Ehrhardt / Associated Press Kenny Hill showed that Texas A&M's high-powered offense continues to be in capable hands. Who needs to fill Johnny Football's shoes? Kenny Hill looks awfully comfortable in his own. Brooks: Hill dynamic... more

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports A highlight video shows Nick Saban took some tough hits during his days as a high school football player. Alabama coach Nick Saban's days as a high school football player might not be well-documented, but thanks... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is considered by some to be college football's top offensive tackle. The critical narrative of former Texas coach Mack Brown's recruiting misses developing into major college stars has added... more

Jerry Lai/USA Today Sports Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa had 7.5 sacks as a true freshman last season. According to Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, there isn't a defensive end in college football better than Buckeyes star Joey Bosa.... more

Eric Gay / Associated Press Trey DePriest recorded two sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss during the 2013 season. Alabama's vaunted defense will be without its starting middle linebacker Saturday when the Crimson Tide opens the season in... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Nick Saban was not pleased with the line of questioning he faced about Alabama's QB situation. Nick Saban said at his news conference Monday that he had "said all he can say" about the Crimson Tide's... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Braxton Miller's inability to play this season has impacted demand for Ohio State tickets. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller's absence might make things harder on the Buckeyes this season after the Heisman... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham enrolled at Oklahoma but won't be eligible to play this fall. Now that star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied a waiver that would have granted him immediate... more

Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel managed to avoid major injury in two seasons navigating the SEC as a dual-threat quarterback. So when the second-most popular quarterback in the state, Ohio State star Braxton Miller, learned he would miss the season... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Injured QB Braxton Miller will be allowed to travel with Ohio State on some road trips this season. Not that there aren't already more differences between college football and the NFL than one can count, but... more

AP Photo/Phil Sears Florida State transfer Jacob Coker has yet to establish himself as Alabama's top quarterback. Pump the brakes on the Jacob Coker hype. The highly touted Alabama quarterback transfer from Florida State might be on the... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press After redshirting his first season at Texas A&M, Johnny Manziel played two seasons before leaving for the NFL. College redshirting is on the decline, and the NFL draft could be a primary reason why. That,... more

Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports Kentucky defender Bud Dupree will get a chance to show he can do more than rush the passer in 2014. Kentucky's top NFL prospect, defensive end Bud Dupree, showed up in an interesting place on Monday when UK... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Ohio State QB Braxton Miller suffered an injury in practice that will keep him out all season. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller isn't wasting any time getting his injured shoulder repaired, and he's... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Nick Saban shared some advice for NFL draft prospects at his Thursday press conference. Every pro prospect in college football hopes to hear his name early in the NFL draft, but they don't all avoid the buzzword.... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins decided to skip the 2014 NFL Draft and return to school. If the Preseason Coaches' All-SEC team is on target -- and considering SEC coaches aren't permitted to vote for their... more

Alan Diaz / Associated Press Florida's AD hinted that Will Muschamp could be the Gators' coach for quite some time. If Florida fans aren't yet ready to forgive coach Will Muschamp for a 4-8 season last year, they should probably get... more

Associated Press/NFL Photos Former Georgia and NFL running back Tim Worley spoke to current Bulldogs players about his past troubles. Former Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft pick Tim Worley, now a motivational speaker and life skills... more

Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports Texas A&M offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison is still working back into shape after having offseason surgery. Starting lineups for next week's South Carolina-Texas A&M season opener still need to be filled out... more

Oregon's Marcus Mariota will try to elude Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun in a highly anticipated 2014 meeting. Sure, it's early, but not too early to look ahead to the 2014 college football season. Be sure to make your calendars for these... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press ChrisDavis' dramatic return reversed the championship fortunes of two bitter rivals. The San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will conduct a rematch when the NBA Finals begin this week, spurring us at College... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson was sidelined at the start of fall camp after suffering a head injury. About eight months ago, Ramik Wilson was considering whether he was ready for an early jump to the NFL. On... more

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Linemen spring to mind when the phrase "most physical" is attached to a list of football players, and not surprisingly, nine of them populate CFB 24/7's look at 14 of the most physical players returning for the 2014 season. But room was made for a pair of hard-hitting safeties, as well as a linebacker, a tight end and a running back. Trust us, you wouldn't want to meet any of them in the hole.... more

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Versatility in football comes in all shapes and sizes, from the little guys who return kicks, to the big ones who can handle multiple spots on the line of scrimmage, to the quarterbacks who double as dangerous rushers. CFB 24/7's "14 for 14" series continues with a look at some of the nation's most versatile talents.... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Former Titans QB Vince Young announced his retirement from the NFL in June. There is no telling how Texas' fortunes might have been different had star quarterback Vince Young stayed in college for his senior season,... more

Dish Network could have gone in any number of directions in selecting four former NFL draft busts for its latest ad campaign promoting its sports programming. But with this quartet, the network outdid itself. With one being a giveaway, see if you can... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Washington star linebacker Shaq Thompson will see some time on offense this fall. Move over, Myles Jack? New Washington coach Chris Petersen experimented in spring practice with standout linebacker Shaq... more

Nati Harnik/Associated Press Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and his players continue to show support for young cancer patient Jack Hoffman. To most college football fans, the image of pediatric cancer patient Jack Hoffman scoring a touchdown in the... more

Conference previews: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Others April L Brown/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis could prove to be the most productive rusher in the SEC in 2014. A lot is made of the SEC's... more

Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press Braxton Miller was widely considered a top Heisman candidate prior to reinjuring his shoulder. The 2016 NFL Draft just picked its highest-profile commitment in Braxton Miller. The Ohio State star... more

Eileen Blass/USA Today Sports Landon Collins is the latest in a long line of talented Alabama safeties. Defensive back Landon Collins is widely considered one of the top pro prospects on the Alabama football team. But in a program loaded with... more

Frank Victores/USA Today Sports Former Kentucky and New York Giants QB Jared Lorenzen completed his playing career in the CIFL. Popular former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, who drew attention when he resurfaced in February as a... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press The loss of Braxton Miller leaves a huge void in Ohio State's offense. Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his right (throwing) shoulder at practice on... more

AP Photo/Michael Conroy Ohio State QB Braxton Miller could miss time after reinjuring his shoulder on Monday. If Ohio State's football season rests on the shoulders of Heisman Trophy candidate Braxton Miller, Buckeyes fans had better hope he... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Bobby Petrino is back as Louisville's head coach as the team moves from the AAC to the ACC this season. Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is reportedly feuding with new head coach Bobby Petrino, and... more

Florida State Athletics Florida State's Jimbo Fisher is among the high-profile coaches that have taken the "Ice Bucket Challenge." The "Ice Bucket Challenge " is a social-media craze that has swept the nation in raising awareness for ALS,... more

Danny Johnston/Associated Press Bret Bielema led Arkansas to a 3-9 record in his first season as head coach of the Razorbacks. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema joked with Razorbacks fans about how to handle any potential Auburn spies in the crowd... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Auburn QB Nick Marshall enters the 2014 season as a legitimate Heisman candidate. Nick Marshall for Heisman. That's not a campaign; that's a guarantee. Auburn backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson said be... more

AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher Kenny Hill will be Texas A&M's starting quarterback in the season opener vs. South Carolina. Kenny Hill got exactly what he wanted Saturday when Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin named him the starting quarterback for... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Senior Blake Sims hasn't been ruled out for the starting QB job at Alabama, despite the arrival of Jacob Coker. Curiosity about the quarterback battle at Alabama rose to a new level Saturday when coach Nick Saban emerged... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Steve Spurrier will have to makes some O-line changes after Mike Matulis suffered a knee injury. A South Carolina offensive line that is expected to be one of the best in the SEC this year will be without its... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston joined the fight against ALS by taking his turn with the ice bucket challenge, and in so doing, called on his own head coach to do the same. The challenge has swept the nation with popularity in raising awareness... more

Steve Cannon/Associated Press Florida State wide receiver Isaiah Jones is academically ineligible for the 2014 season. Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston is playing with less than a full deck where his receiving targets are... more

Mel Evans/Associated Press Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchell is hoping for a more successful 2014 campaign after a rough go last season. Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel's junior season went about like his team's last year: as badly as it... more

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has a reputation as a player's coach, one who knows how to keep things fun. Players, in turn, love playing for him. The grind of fall camp, particularly in Texas' August heat, can make even a player's coach seem like a... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Myles Jack quickly established himself as a star for UCLA during his true freshman season last year. UCLA linebacker Myles Jack received more than a tongue lashing from Bruins coach Jim Mora after he was... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier continues to question the strength of other schools' schedules. Steve Spurrier has played tougher schedules than the one he'll navigate this fall in his 10th season at South... more

AP Photo/Orlin Wagner West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen has tried to clarify some of his comments about honesty and recruiting. The backpedaling for Dana Holgorsen began Wednesday. It was only a matter of time. The West Virginia coach on... more

One of the primary questions for Auburn in the preseason is whether the Tigers can develop a more consistent receiving threat opposite their one star performer, Sammie Coates. The answer might have begun to take form Wednesday. "Duke's role is get him... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press O.J. Howard showed promise as a true freshman for Alabama last season. Who needs Snickers, anyway? Alabama tight end O.J. Howard revealed Tuesday that he dropped a Snickers candy bar habit as part of his... more

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports USC DL Leonard Williams played through a nagging shoulder injury last season. For now, USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is putting thoughts about the NFL aside. But the talented junior recognizes he'll... more

AP Photo/Steve Cannon Florida State QB Jameis Winston will enter the 2014 season as a favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Very few people have a first-hand understanding of what Florida State's Jameis Winston will face as a returning Heisman... more

AP Photo/John Raoux Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson recorded an SEC-high 133 tackles in 2013. A day after the Georgia Bulldogs got a day off from practice for some pool time , star linebacker Ramik Wilson is getting his feet wet in a football... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Oklahoma is holding out hope that wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will be allowed to play in 2014. Oklahoma's appeal on behalf of troubled transfer wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has reportedly gotten... more

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is used to calling shots, not being a prop for them. But when billiards champion Loree Jon Jones visited the Tigers football program, Swinney submitted to laying down on a pool table to help Jones demonstrate a trick shot for... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Laquon Treadwell made 72 catches for 608 yards and five touchdowns last season. It might only be the second week of fall camp, but Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is apparently in midseason form already.... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Florida State defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. received high praise from coach Jimbo Fisher. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has proven to be unafraid of making some fairly bold NFL draft predictions , and while... more

Chris Jackson/Associated Press Dana Holgorsen didn't hold much back in discussing recruiting with the media on Monday. It's one thing to be candid and honest. It's another to arm your enemy with candor and honesty. That's exactly what... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports The weekend brought good news for LSU defensive lineman Quentin Thomas. An injury once thought to be season-ending for LSU defensive tackle Quentin Thomas is apparently not as severe as the school had initially... more

Eric Draper / Associated Press Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon was the lead plaintiff in an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA. The fundamental changes facing college athletics -- from conference expansion and realignment, to the... more

John Raoux/Associated Press South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier usually dazzles with his words, but apparently can also bust a move. Steve Spurrier and Peyton Manning in a dance-off? Who ya got? The veteran NFL quarterback grooved his best... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Florida coach Will Muschamp was unhappy about a practice brawl that broke out on Thursday. After Florida star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves aggravated a bone bruise during a practice brawl Thursday night, UF coach... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports LSU defensive tackle Quentin Thomas contributed nine tackles in 11 games a season ago. Replacing two starting defensive tackles who left college early for the NFL is tough enough for LSU this preseason, but it... more

Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, arguably the Gators' most talented defender, emerged from a practice brawl Thursday night with an injury. Fortunately for the Gators, however, it appears the injury isn't serious. This from the official UF football... more

Jeff Haynes/Associated Press Injuries played a role in derailing Braxton Miller's Heisman Trophy bid last season. Braxton Miller has expressed excitement about his offseason recovery from shoulder surgery, but it appears the Ohio State... more

AP Photo/Jin Lee Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has a plan to provide food to his school's student-athletes. It didn't take long for the NCAA's decision to allow schools to provide unlimited snacks to athletes for one of them to... more

AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has allowed SEC Network cameras to film practices and meetings. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier indicated he is a bit uneasy with the level of access that cameras for the new... more

Daniel Shirey / USA TODAY Sports Denzel Nkemdiche will sit out Ole Miss' season-opening game against Boise State. Denzel Nkemdiche, a key starter in the Ole Miss defense at linebacker, is well on his way to returning to the team in good... more

Associated Press Devonte Fields, the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, likely won't play at all in 2014. Texas Christian defensive end Devonte Fields, who has been suspended since allegedly punching his girlfriend, will not... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia cornerback Damian Swann is charged with leading a vulnerable Bulldogs secondary. As votes of confidence go, this one had to be bittersweet for Georgia cornerback Damian Swann. New defensive... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill Alabama defensive lineman A'Shawn Robinson was the Tide's leading sacker in 2013 as a freshman. Scouts from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills were reportedly on hand for Alabama's fourth day of fall camp, and... more

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill UCLA's Myles Jack has taken out an insurance policy to protect himself against injury. That an established college football star like UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley has secured an insurance policy to protect against... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill Tennessee coach Butch Jones has not been pleased with his players' performance in practice thus far. When it comes to getting the attention of players by grandstanding at the dawn of fall camp, give new Texas coach Charlie... more

Clemson quarterback Cole Stoudt, who will take over the starting role this fall, took his new leadership role to prank-level perfection as Clemson got fall camp underway. The son of former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Cliff Stoudt dressed as a... more

It will surely be the only place you'll ever see NASA listed together with Dish Network, Comcast Cable and other major television programming providers, but leave it to the SEC to link them. NASA has arranged for the fledgling network, a conjunctive... more

Just a day after LSU coach Les Miles said suspended defensive back Jalen Mills would be one of two Tigers not with the team when fall camp commences Monday, the district attorney involved in the case said the junior's charge would be reduced to... more

Brett Davis/USA Today Sports LSU's Jalen Mills has five interceptions in his two seasons with the Tigers. LSU will open fall camp without suspended standout defensive back Jalen Mills, Tigers coach Les Miles said Sunday. Mills was suspended... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis averaged 5.8 yards per carry last season. If South Carolina running back Mike Davis has another strong season, coach Steve Spurrier sees the star junior leaving college... more

John Raoux/Associated Press South Carolina's Steve Spurrier isn't too impressed with the depth of the Big Ten. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier's verbal jabs are typically pointed in a single, very specific direction. But he took more of... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama's Amari Cooper is among the top wide receivers in college football. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It's hard to blame wide receiver Amari Cooper for being frustrated as an oft-injured sophomore last year, given that... more

Marvin Gentry/USA TODAY Lane Kiffin has held four different coaching posts in the past eight seasons. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- For a guy who has a reputation for a big ego and a lot of loose talk, new Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin was... more

Carlos Osorio / Associated Press Coach Paul Chryst will be without at least one projected starter when his team opens its season Aug. 30. Pittsburgh cornerback Titus Howard will sit out the 2014 season on suspension for disciplinary reasons.... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Ole Miss' Hugh Freeze didn't take kindly to Bo Pelini's recent comments regarding a Rebels transfer. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini's thinly veiled attack on Ole Miss' recruitment of Damore'ea Stringfellow drew the ire... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Brandon Ivory is a key contributor on Alabama's defensive line. Alabama starting nose tackle Brandon Ivory, defensive end Jarran Reed and linebacker Tim Williams have been suspended for team-rules violations by... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Despite not having an NFL team, Los Angeles could host one of the league's signature events. Los Angeles is the front-runner over Chicago to be the venue for the 2015 NFL Draft, according to NFL Media senior... more

Wayne Fleisher/Associated Press Micheal Barrow starred at Miami before embarking on a 13-season NFL career. Former NFL linebacker Micheal Barrow has left his position as an assistant coach at the University of Miami to tend to a family... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell missed all but one offensive series last season. Less than a year after a major knee injury ended Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell's junior season before it had really... more

July

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is not currently eligible to compete for the Sooners this fall. The NCAA eligibility appeal of star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to play this fall at Oklahoma is held... more

Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports Devonte Fields remains barred from TCU's campus while a police investigation is conducted. Texas Christian defensive end Devonte Fields has denied assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and the alleged victim has recanted... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Freshman Leonard Fournette has a good chance to win LSU's starting running back job. LSU running back Leonard Fournette is as highly-touted as any incoming freshman in the nation, and it's only been magnified by a... more

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley is expecting to face more double-team blocking this season. Vic Beasley's decision to return to Clemson for his senior season as one of the nation's top pass rushers will come with... more

Mike Stewart/Associated Press Florida State's Jimbo Fisher believes his quarterbacks should solely work with school coaches. Count both head coaches from the BCS national championship game among those uninclined to allow their quarterbacks to... more

Dave Einsel/Associated Press A game-worn, signed jersey from Johnny Manziel's Heisman season is headed for auction. A game-worn, Johnny Manziel home jersey from his Heisman Trophy-winning season is expected to fetch up to $100,000 at auction,... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis enters the 2014 season as one of the SEC's top weapons. If you thought South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was just bloviating when he said he would no longer try to sway any... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley is considered a Heisman Trophy candidate entering the 2014 season. Herschel Walker, the gold standard for running backs from the University of Georgia, has weighed in on the latest... more

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press The Rebels' propensity to pass the ball frequently could mean a big statistical season for Laquon Treadwell. It's fun to talk about... more

The United States Patent and Trademark Office settles disputes all the time where two parties have an interest in securing trademark rights for the same property. But something tells us nobody will be putting up a fight with the University of Arkansas... more

One more down, and one big one left to go. The SEC Network announced an agreement Friday with Comcast Cable for carriage of the fledgling network less than a month before its launch, which will put 24-hour SEC programming in an additional 46 million... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports La'el Collins expects to see another mass exodus from LSU of potential NFL prospects following the 2014 season. HOOVER, Ala. -- In case you missed it, here are 19 highlights from SEC Media Days, with a heavy... more

Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press Kentucky's Bud Dupree was credited with a half sack in a loss to Louisville last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Before anyone etches in granite Jadeveon Clowney's 4.53 40-yard dash as one of the greatest feats for... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp said the NFL was "trying to help " with the rising number of underclassmen entering the NFL draft on Monday, but offered no explanation as to how. Now we know what the changes will be, per NFL Media reporter... more

Dave Martin / Associated Press Amari Cooper likes everything about the game of 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. HOOVER, Ala. -- Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman still doesn't think much of Michael Crabtree, but one of the top wide... more

Richard Shiro / Associated Press Star Wars director J.J. Abrams might have some competition in Georgia WR Chris Conley. HOOVER, Ala. -- If Chris Conley's football career ends after college, film-making could be the ideal fall-back option for... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia RB Todd Gurley's 2013 season was plagued by injuries. HOOVER, Ala. -- Georgia coach Mark Richt has been even less shy about identifying Bulldogs star running back Todd Gurley as a potential early NFL... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports Ole Miss free safety Cody Prewitt is among the biggest hitters in college football. HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama has been picked as the 2014 SEC champion by media members at SEC Media Days, and it's bad news for the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / Associated Press Cedric Ogbuehi can become the third consecutive Texas A&M offensive lineman to be selected in the first round. The problem of underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft in increasingly alarming numbers... more

AP Photo/Butch Dill LSU's La'el Collins is one of the top offensive tackles in college football. HOOVER, Ala. -- La'el Collins put off the NFL for one more season in college last winter to put himself in the best possible position as a... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Freshman RB Leonard Fournette has already made quite an impression on his LSU teammates. HOOVER, Ala. -- It's a good thing LSU incoming freshman Leonard Fournette has been, by all accounts, humble since joining... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham emerged as a star for Missouri before being dismissed from the team this spring. HOOVER, Ala. -- Despite plenty of questions about Dorial Green-Beckham's character, and a pending season on... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk showed promise as a freshman last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Maty Football? Just a day after Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin conceded that "there's not going to be another Johnny... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press A.J. Johnson has been a highly productive middle linebacker for Tennessee. HOOVER, Ala. -- Three years just were not enough for Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson. Johnson, the Volunteers' leader in career... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is a potential first-round pick in next year's draft. HOOVER, Ala. -- Texas A&M star Cedric Ogbuehi, one of the top offensive tackle prospects in college football, patterns his play after... more

Denny Medley/USA Today Sports Dee Ford made quite an impression on Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi last season. HOOVER, Ala. -- The way Texas A&M offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi sees it, the Kansas City Chiefs could have another Von Miller on... more

HOOVER, Ala. -- If Kevin Sumlin must be done coaching Johnny Manziel, he's most definitely done answering questions about him. There can't be much doubt the Texas A&M coach will miss Manziel's quarterback wizardry after two record-setting seasons with the... more

Spruce Derden/USA Today Sports Benardrick McKinney is the leader of Mississippi State's defense, but might not fill that role much longer. HOOVER, Ala. -- Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney has two more seasons of college... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney disappointed as a junior after his standout sophomore season at South Carolina. HOOVER, Ala. -- Jadeveon Clowney has said he never gave any serious thought to sitting out the 2013 season in... more

John Raoux/Associated Press If a South Carolina underclassman wants to enter the NFL, Steve Spurrier won't try to stop him. HOOVER, Ala. -- Steve Spurrier no longer believes it's wise to try to retain underclassmen who want to make an early... more

Kim Klement/USA Today Sports Vernon Hargreaves emerged as a rising star for Florida during his freshman season. HOOVER, Ala. -- Vernon Hargreaves isn't ready to call himself the best cornerback in college football just yet, but the Florida... more

Alan Diaz/Associated Press Florida head coach Will Muschamp bemoaned the number of underclassmen entering the NFL draft. HOOVER, Ala. -- It can't be easy for Florida head coach Will Muschamp to look at his inexperienced secondary without... more

Chris Carlson/Associated Press Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn isn't saying whether he'll suspend QB Nick Marshall. HOOVER, Ala. -- Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will face consequences for his weekend marijuana-possessioncitation,Auburn... more

Auburn University has pulled Nick Marshall from its trio of player representatives for SEC Media Days, replacing the quarterback who was cited for marijuana possession on Friday. He has been replaced with tight end C.J. Uzomah, according to a release... more

Tony Ding / Associated Press Michigan's Devin Gardner will have to compete to keep his starting job this season. THIBODAUX, La. -- Three takeaways from the final day of the 19th annual Manning Passing Academy, a camp for youth quarterbacks... more

Steve Dykes / Associated Press Oregon State QB Sean Mannion was graded as a third-round pick after last season. THIBODAUX, La. -- With victories at both the Elite 11 Counselor Challenge and the Air-It-Out Challenge at the Manning Passing... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press Sean Mannion returns for his senior season as one of college football's top quarterbacks. THIBODAUX, La. -- With the benefit of an accurate deep ball, Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion took the 2014 Manning... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Urban Meyer is ecstatic about LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Never let it be said that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer can't spot an opportunity to market his program. NBA star LeBron James'... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press South Carolina's Dylan Thompson is taking on a new role entering his senior season. THIBODAUX, La. -- While several new starting quarterbacks in the SEC are truly getting their first chance to run a college... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Jameis Winston says dealing with Texas A&M fans is harder than dealing with Florida State fans. THIBODAUX, La. -- As Florida State's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, Jameis Winston doesn't believe the notoriety and... more

Devin Gardner faced competition for the Wolverines' starting QB job in spring practice. THIBODAUX, La. -- Devin Gardner's status as Michigan's starting quarterback might be uncertain, but if he is to be overtaken by Shane Morris in fall camp,... more

Wide receiver Damiere Byrd could play a larger role in South Carolina's offense this season. THIBODAUX, La. -- South Carolina wide receiver Damiere Byrd's reputation as one of the fastest players in college football -- and, certainly, the... more

Don Ryan/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota returned for his junior season after mulling early NFL draft entry. THIBODAUX, La. -- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will spend the weekend imparting wisdom about the game to young campers... more

LM Otero/Associated Press Baylor's Bryce Petty returns as one of the top quarterbacks in college football. THIBODAUX, La. -- With dozens of college quarterbacks on hand to assist more than 1,000 young campers at the Manning Passing Academy,... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Florida State QB Jameis Winston vows his 2014 season will be "one to remember." THIBODAUX, La. -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston isn't commenting on his father's assertion that the Heisman... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty is among a star-studded group of college players set to attend the Manning Passing Academy. Defending Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, Oregon's Marcus Mariota, UCLA's Brett Hundley... more

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For College Football 24/7?s look at impact freshmen for the 2014 season, we chose players who not only have the talent to play right away, but who also are playing a position of need for their school and are expected to fill that void. Most are redshirt freshmen who have at least proven themselves on a college practice field for the last year, although a few are true freshmen who should see significant playing time, if not a starting role this fall. With that, meet the next wave of college football stars:... more

RB Frank Gore was just a freshman on a 2001 Miami Hurricanes that was loaded with future NFL stars. With NFL Network celebrating the first decade of the 2000s this week, CFB 24/7 presents the 10 best college football teams from that era. We... more

Former New England Patriots and Florida Gators star Aaron Hernandez remains jailed in Massachusetts. A year after former Florida Gators star Aaron Hernandez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Odin Lloyd, a... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U Andre Johnson has been selected to seven Pro Bowls since departing the University of Miami. The label of "Wide Receiver U" could fit nicely with a number of college programs, and not surprisingly, one of... more

June

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more talented pairing of prankster and victim than Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston of Florida State, and his highly regarded pass protector on the left side, Seminoles tackle Cameron Erving. Winston's... more

Aaron Rodgers might have had to wait on draft day, but he has proven to be one of the top picks of the decade. Who were your NFL team's best and worst first-round draft picks of the 2000s? Here is a look at two strong candidates for each... more

Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed Sunday morning in LaGrange, Ga. Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died early Sunday in a car accident. According to Georgia State Patrol, Lutzenkirchen was traveling south of... more

Alabama safety Landon Collins, one of the top defensive back prospects in college football's junior class, gets high marks from NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks on the field. Off the field, the hard-hitting star of the Crimson Tide secondary is slowly... more

Former Georgia Tech linebacker Recardo Wimbush and his wife, Therian Wimbush, have been charged with malicious and intentional cruelty to children, and false imprisonment, for placing the oldest of their 10 children in the basement of their home for what... more

Eric Draper/Associated Press Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was a part of two undefeated Cornhuskers teams in the 1990s. With NFL Network celebrating the 1990s this week, CFB 24/7 presents the 10 best college football teams of the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is a top prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft. Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi hasn't yet tried his hand on the left side of the offensive line, but NFL Media analyst Daniel... more

Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press Georgia running back Todd Gurley enters the 2014 season as a contender for the Heisman Trophy. For a school that has Herschel Walker at the top of its storied list of top running backs, place in history... more

College Football 24/7?s 14 for ?14 series continues with a look at some of the top coordinators in college football, mixing young up-and-comers with others seasoned with plenty of experience. Expect some to join the head-coaching ranks in short order. Naturally, the hottest offensive coordinators generally favor throwing a lot of passes as the college game continues to trend in that direction, and tend to be younger. The top defensive coordinators? More often, they?re more experienced and proven to adapt and survive the latest and greatest developments in the forward pass.... more

Richard Shiro/Associated Press South Carolina running back Mike Davis should be considered a Heisman candidate, former winner George Rogers said. Whether South Carolina running back Mike Davis can gather the notoriety and hype necessary to... more

Tommie Frazier did magical things as the quarterback of the Nebraska Cornhuskers back in the 1990s. As NFL Network continues to celebrate '90s week, College Football 24/7 takes a look at the 10 greatest players from the 1990s. Criteria here... more

Who were the best and worst first-round NFL draft picks of the 1990s? With NFL Network celebrating '90s week, we offer a look at two strong candidates for each category in all 10 drafts of the decade. Let the debates begin: 1990 Best: Junior Seau or... more

Utah QB Travis Wilson has been medically cleared to participate this fall. Utah quarterback Travis Wilson got the news he was hoping for Tuesday, that he's been medically cleared to play for the Utes this fall after a season-ending head... more

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is receiving a new contract. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is poised to join the $5 million club with a contract extension that will be reviewed by OU's board of regents Wednesday. Coming off an upset win over... more

Emmanuel Greene's performance at the Miami summer camp earned him a scholarship offer from the Hurricanes, one more for a stack of offers that has grown awfully tall for a kid who was merely a high school freshman last fall. The Coconut Creek wide... more

Miami coach Al Golden likely will remember the name of WR Emmanuel Greene. Miami head coach Al Golden might never sign Emmanuel Greene to a Hurricanes scholarship offer, but nobody can say he was never aware of Greene's skills. The Coconut... more

South Carolina's Steve Spurrier doesn't believe in burning the midnight oil as a coach. » College football's best head coaches South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier took a dig at Alabama coach Nick Saban's record as the Crimson... more

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is incorporating new technology into Seminoles practices. Catapult Sports might have a long way to go when it comes to its volume of football-team clients. But for having just two that recent reports... more

Alabama's Jalston Fowler appears to have settled in at fullback for his final college season. Jalston Fowler's path to the NFL will be a hard one, but at least it is finally set: He's a fullback. And although fullbacks rank with kickers and... more

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will learn just how difficult -- and thoroughly scrutinized -- its task of picking four teams for the first playoff will be as the process begins this fall. But at least now, fans will have no doubts about... more

Associated Press Jim Kelly was a first-round pick of the Bills after starring at the University of Miami. NFL Network is celebrating the '80s this week, and no college impacted the NFL draft in that decade more than the Miami Hurricanes.... more

LSU's La'el Collins is among the top offensive tackles in college football. LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins is protecting his most important investment: his health. The star left tackle is expected to increase the value of an... more

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Remember when 320 pounds was absolutely massive for a college lineman? It's still awfully big, but 340 is quickly becoming the new 320 when it comes to size up front in the college game. With a look at some of college football's biggest players in our latest installment of the "14 for '14" series, CFB 24/7 has compiled some real monsters, each of whom is either a returning starter from last year, or expected to start this fall.... more

Rusty Costanza/Associated Press Alabama head coach Nick Saban is still in possession of a Jets playbook given to him by Rex Ryan. The brushfire that Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine started about the New York Jets' playbook has officially... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is a top NFL prospect at his position. Iowa offensive lineman Brandon Scherff is never going to make a dime returning punts, but for an All-Big Ten left tackle who is considered... more

Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham's plans for the 2014 season remain a mystery. The weeks-long delay in a decision from former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's about his future plans -- to either transfer to a small... more

The younger brother of Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is playing a key role in the College World Series. The younger brother of Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Blake Bortles continues to find himself in the center of the Ole Miss baseball... more

When college football recruits are committed to one school and visit that school's rival, be it for an official visit, a summer camp, or a weekend of football, fans get nervous. The last thing they want to see is a potential star not only bow out of their... more

Out with Beef O'Brady's, in with Bitcoin. There's a new bill-payer in St. Petersburg in the bowl sponsorship game, and it's digital currency network Bitcoin, on what is reportedly a three-year deal . Your obligatory ribbon-cutting on Twitter:... more

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Sometimes the smallest packages bear the best gifts, and these 14 returning college football players are some of the smallest in the nation. With one notable exception, they?re all making a significant impact on FBS-level programs, and not one of them weighs even 190 pounds. All but two are 5-9 or shorter.... more

Alabama cornerback Bradley Sylve claims to be faster than Tide WR Amari Cooper. Bradley Sylve might be a backup cornerback at Alabama who is still battling for playing time as a fourth-year junior, but don't ever forget he was a... more

James Franklin is in his first season with Penn State after spending the previous three at Vanderbilt. To fully appreciate the latest spat between Penn State coach James Franklin and Maryland coach Randy Edsall, look back at their history.... more

Bill Belichick believes the late timing of the 2014 NFL Draft hindered player development. Whatever benefit NFL teams might have enjoyed with an extra couple of weeks to prepare for this year's NFL draft, Bill Belichick can do without... more

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CFB 24/7's "14 for ?14" series continues with a look at 14 celebrity college fans, and which teams they support. For some, a football sideline is about the only place they can stand amid 80,000 people without being the focus of attention. No wonder they like football (although one is undoubtedly partial to basketball). So with apologies to left-offs Luther Campbell (Miami), Bill Clinton (Arkansas), James Carville (LSU) and John Mellencamp (Indiana), here are the 14 who made the cut:... more

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has indefinitely suspended wide receiver Will Mahone from all football-related activities after the third-year sophomore was arrested over the weekend, according to the Twitter feed of Michael Bertsch , the school's... more

Tommie Frazier's 1995 Nebraska team is one of the all-time greatest in college football. Over the weekend, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer labeled his 2008 Florida Gators team as the best to ever play college football. Not only is... more

Ohio State's Braxton Miller returns as a top contender for the 2014 Heisman Trophy. Offseason shoulder surgery precluded Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller from full participation in spring practice, but the Heisman Trophy candidate... more

Urban Meyer made a bold statement about his 2008 Florida Gators team over the weekend. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer declared his 2008 Florida Gators the greatest college football team ever in front of a group of youth football campers over... more

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will enter the 2014 season as a Heisman Trophy contender. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will be a junior this fall with two years of college eligibility remaining, but the 2015 Reese's Senior Bowl will be open to... more

Mark Zerof/USA TODAY Sports Joker Phillips suddenly resigned from his position on the Florida coaching staff on Wednesday. An apparent violation of the NCAA "bump rule" reportedly precipitated the resignation of Florida wide receivers... more

LSU defensive back Jalen Mills has been suspended indefinitely after being arrested. The attorney for one of the SEC's top defensive backs, LSU's Jalen Mills, opened strong fire on the veracity of a police report identifying his client as... more

Joker Phillips spent only one season as Florida's wide receivers coach. Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips has resigned and will be replaced by former Gators quarterback Chris Leak. "I'm thankful for the opportunity that the... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Alabama running back Derrick Henry is considered another star in the making. We're a long way from the start of the 2014 college football season (not that we're counting, but it's 77... more

Construction on part of the University of Houston's new football stadium has been halted while UH police investigate the discovery of a body found at the site Monday morning. "All indications are that this was a suicide," a university spokesman told... more

Deshea Townsend was a fourth-round pick of the Steelers in 1998. A Pittsburgh residence owned by Mississippi State assistant coach Deshea Townsend, a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, was the site of a massive drug bust in which police... more

Blake Bortles might have been on the biggest stage in sports on May 8, when the Jacksonville Jaguars chose him No. 3 overall in the NFL draft. But the former Central Florida quarterback is giving way to his little brother this summer where the sports... more

Jacob Coker is expected to win the starting job at quarterback in his first season with Alabama. Just what the rest of college football needs: Alabama getting an upgrade at quarterback over AJ McCarron. That's what Florida State coach... more

Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is considered one of the top tackles for the 2015 NFL Draft. Offensive tackles Cedric Ogbuehi of Texas A&M and Brandon Scherff of Iowa are two of the most highly-touted linemen in the nation... more

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Three of the nation?s elite quarterback prospects make CFB 24/7?s list of college players possessing the best intangibles, but for our criteria, there was plenty of room for others. We sought players who have a way of making their teammates get more from their own abilities, be it through pure inspiration (Shon Coleman), proven leadership (Brett Hundley) or a field-general knowledge of others? responsibilities (Derron Smith).... more

If Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has any trouble finding Seminoles receivers to work out with this summer (other than himself , that is), his backup option is a good one: girlfriend Breion Allen. The Heisman Trophy winner posted this... more

The record number of underclassmen that declared early eligibility for the NFL draft this year (98) has been a hot topic since the draft closed with 36 of them undrafted. How to lower that number in future drafts is no easy question, but Senior Bowl... more

David Cleveland/Associated Press Ty Isaac will need to get an NCAA waiver to be eligible to play for Michigan this fall. Ty Isaac is headed for the Big House. The former USC running back, who has been exploring transfer options, settled on... more

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Former Georgia DE Garrison Smith likes what he sees from the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator. It was a case of too much playing time too soon for Georgia's young defense last season. That's how Garrison Smith,... more

Jameis Winston has more time to devote to football now that Florida State's baseball season is over. Now that the Florida State baseball team has been eliminated from NCAA Regional play, it's not surprising that we find Heisman... more

Braxton Miller's speed is under review after a tweet from an Ohio State recruit. We now know how fast Ohio State's top 2015 draft prospects can run, thanks to Buckeyes recruit Hakeem Bailey. ... Well, we at least know how fast they're... more

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini has suggested eliminating national signing day. While some college football coaches push for a second, earlier signing period to take some of the pressure off the annual national signing day in early February, Bo... more

Graham Glasgow is Michigan's top center and played all 13 games last season. If Michigan center Graham Glasgow's alleged driving under the influence wasn't obvious enough to be pulled over, he apparently found plenty of other ways to draw... more

Rich Wingo has gone from Packers linebacker to Alabama politician. Add former Green Bay Packers linebacker Rich Wingo to the list of football players that have made a post-athletic career out of politics. Wingo won the Republican primary for... more

QB Stephen Rivers is departing LSU in hopes of earning a starting spot at Vanderbilt. A change to Vanderbilt scenery worked just fine for one Pro Bowl quarterback's little brother. Another younger sibling of a top NFL signal-caller will... more

Former Texas A&M LB Darian Claiborne was a standout on the Aggies' defense. Two former Texas A&M football players that were dismissed from the program Tuesday -- linebacker Darian Claiborne and defensive lineman Isaiah Golden -- have been... more

Nick Saban has won three national titles while serving as head coach at Alabama. If assumptions that Nick Saban would be gone from Alabama as fast as he came haven't died off after seven seasons -- his longest stint as head coach... more

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is a top Heisman contender heading into the 2014 season. How does a college quarterback improve on a season in which he passed for 4,200 yards and 32 touchdowns and threw just three interceptions? Tough... more

Tim Tebow's days holding a microphone are fast approaching, but the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and 2010 first-round draft pick still isn't sure he's done holding a football. Tebow has been hired by ESPN to be an analyst on the SEC Network, which launches... more

The Baylor Bears have soared to new heights under head coach Art Briles. If there is more room for innovative college coaches in the NFL, Art Briles could be the man to fill it. The Baylor coach said he would be intrigued by an NFL... more

May

Dave Martin/Associated Press Chris Davis' epic 109-yard return of a missed field goal is being celebrated once again at Auburn. Former Auburn cornerback Chris Davis couldn't be farther from his old school after signing with the San Diego... more

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press Eddie Lacy gave the Packers' backfield a huge boost in his rookie season. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin said Thursday that his backfield trio of T.J. Yeldon, Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake to... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Former Auburn QB Cam Newton still likes to tweak Alabama when he gets a chance. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton logged just one season for the Auburn Tigers, but his allegiance to the program has since been... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin believes his RB trio is better than any in the NFL. Under Alabama coach Nick Saban's policy that restricts assistant coaches from speaking to the media in all but the... more

Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas has been arrested on felony complaints of armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill, according to police reports obtained by tulsaworld.com . The victim told police that Thomas and three other men... more

L.G. Patterson/Assocaited Press Jordan Lynch's dual-threat skills and NIU's unbeaten record puts the QB into the Heisman conversation. The very week that President Barack Obama re-addressed the issue of concussions in youth football, Missouri... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press The Oregon Ducks have to hope QB Marcus Mariota improves his ball security in 2014. Perhaps Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos could lend the University of Oregon some of those green Lycra-covered footballs being... more

Richard Johnson / Independent Florida Alligator This T-shirt lampooning QB Jameis Winston's theft of crab legs is being sold in Florida. Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston may have put behind him his embarrassing citation for... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press QB Jacob Coker is expected to start for Alabama after transferring from Florida State. Quarterback Jacob Coker hasn't logged a single college start, but the former FSU signal-caller is already drawing an NFL... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Former Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham made 59 catches for 883 yards and 12 TDs last season. NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks believes former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham should transfer and play... more

The Dallas Cowboys lost a centerpiece to their 2014 defense during an OTA session Tuesday when linebacker Sean Lee tore the ACL in his left knee . The position tends to be one of leadership on the defensive side of the ball, with linebackers handling... more

Gail Burton/Associated Press Duke's Chris Hipps helped lead the Blue Devils' lacrosse team to an NCAA title this season. Duke lacrosse player Chris Hipps, several years removed from being one of the most talented wide receivers in the Texas... more

Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb showed intriguing potential during his freshman season. After an NFL draft in which the fate of quarterbacks was tough to predict, projections of college quarterbacks as... more

Much is expected of Missouri DE Markus Golden after an impressive 2013 season. Missouri's Markus Golden already knows he'll be the next Tigers pass rusher to become the primary concern for opposing offenses. With the likes of former Missouri... more

Butch Dill / USA Today Sports Alabama's Nick Saban indicated Tuesday a gay player would be welcomed on his team. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he would have no problem signing a gay recruit, and noted he's had no issues with gay... more

Rusty Costanza/Associated Press Is Alabama coach Nick Saban falling behind Auburn in recruiting the Mobile, Ala. area? Tre Williams is quickly becoming something of a spokesperson for Auburn's incoming freshman class, though perhaps not... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham might sit out the 2014 college football season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, dismissed from the program last month, is reportedly... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Urban Meyer was at the 2014 NFL Draft, and he says it won't be the last one attends. Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, meet the NFL draft. Again, and again. The Buckeyes' coach witnessed the draft in person... more

As rare as an invitation to an NFL tryout might be for a Division II basketball player, Zach Noreen did something even more rare: He turned down the invite. The former Bemidji (Minn.) State basketball player told The Bemidji Pioneer that he was... more

Pick-by-pick breakdown Team Fischer Team Goodbread Team Huguenin College Football 24/7 writers Bryan Fischer , Chase Goodbread and Mike Huguenin conducted a fantasy mock draft to create their starting 22 from the enormous pool of college... more

Notre Dame incoming freshman Quenton Nelson is known around Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic High for his immense physical strength, but after the release of a video of Nelson bench pressing more weight than some notable NFL Scouting Combine participants --... more

When Howard Schnellenberger resurrected the University of Miami football program in the early 1980s, he did it with a recruiting philosophy that he called "The State of Miami," instructing his assistant coaches to score the top recruits in the South... more

Undrafted free agents are signed and soon cut as a matter of routine in the NFL, but if the scouting community's assessment of Green Bay Packers rookie Colt Lyerla is on target, the former Oregon tight end's eventual flame-out is more a matter of time.... more

Johnny Manziel never stepped close to the idea that Texas A&M's renovated Kyle Field should bear his name, but the Cleveland Browns' most popular rookie still addressed the outlandish-to-some suggestion of TAMU Board of Regents member Jim Schwertner, and... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Eric Gay/Associated Press Freshman QB Kyle Allen is in the running to replace Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. On Jan. 16, the day after a record 98 underclassmen officially... more

Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports Notre Dame is expecting big things from defensive lineman Sheldon Day in his junior season. Interior defensive linemen that can rush the passer rank high on the list of rare personnel commodities for NFL general... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Wade Payne/Associated Press Darius English will have big shoes to fill in his attempt to replace Jadeveon Clowney at South Carolina. On Jan. 16, the day after a record... more

David Caldwell's best-laid plans aren't long for the football season, according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis. The Jacksonville Jaguars general manager declared earlier this week that the plan for No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles is to sit the... more

The Green Bay Packers are setting aside concerns about the character of tight end Colt Lyerla just long enough to, at least, give the former Oregon standout a tryout as an undrafted free agent this weekend at the club's rookie minicamp. For a tight end... more

Since last August, College Football 24/7 has brought you The Johnny Chronicles on a weekly basis, tracking college football's most compelling figure both on and off the field. With the Cleveland Browns choosing Manziel with the 22nd overall pick in last... more

When last we heard from Colt Lyerla , the gifted tight end who was dismissed from Oregon last year, he was at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis answering a slew of tough questions about character concerns NFL clubs had for him. Now he's getting a... more

Blake Bortles set the stage for a 12-1 season at Central Florida with a road win over Penn State last September, but little did he know the game also set the stage for the Jacksonville Jaguars' selection of him with the No. 3 overall in the 2014 NFL... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Georgia's Todd Gurley returns in 2014 as one of the top running backs in college football. Georgia coach Mark Richt might not think his star running back, Todd Gurley, needs the benefit of a full-fledged Heisman... more

It's been well-documented that Kansas City Chiefs rookie De'Anthony Thomas played his youth ball for Snoop Dogg in the Snoop Youth Football League before going on to college stardom at Oregon. But a couple of other alumns from Snoop's youth league have an... more

The Oprah Winfrey Network will broadcast a documentary series on St. Louis Rams rookie defensive end Michael Sam's efforts to make the team as the NFL's first openly gay player. Sam was chosen in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday with the No.... more

It's one thing to assess a draft-day trade-up based on the picks sacrificed to acquire a particular player. It's quite another to attach names to those picks, and that's exactly what Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did this week in... more

Al Behrman / Associated Press Ex-Texas A&M player and current Bengals LB SeanPorter is not a fan of "The House That Johnny Built." As much impact as Johnny Manziel had on Texas A&M football in his two years as a starting quarterback -- from... more

Brandon Wade/Associated Press Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State will have to navigate the 2014 season while dealing with a practice disadvantage. If the NCAA was looking to hit the Oklahoma State football program where it would hurt, it... more

Georgia running back Todd Gurley's job is about as secure as anyone's in college football, what with back-to-back seasons averaging at least 6.0 yards per carry as the Bulldogs' backfield star. But if UGA coach Mark Richt is looking for a back to handle... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi is one of the top offensive tackles in college football. Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi had a tough decision to make as he considered whether to declare early entry for... more

Jordan Matthews will start his pro career playing an inside receiver position with the Philadelphia Eagles, coach Chip Kelly said. Whether he actually develops into a starter at the position remains to be seen, but Kelly spoke of Matthews' inside role in... more

The phrase "The House That Johnny Built" is well on its way to being Johnny Manziel's to bargain with, and at least one Texas A&M regent wants to deal. Board member Jim Schwertner said Monday that he wanted Texas A&M's Kyle Field, which is undergoing an... more

Eugene Tanner/Associated Press Former San Diego State RB Adam Muema rushed for 1,244 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. After going undrafted, former San Diego State running back Adam Muema will now try his hand in the fight game. "I... more

Yes, our love is real. That's what former Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard and his girlfriend essentially had to confirm to appease the OU compliance office that their presence at Oklahoma City Thunder basketball games was not potentially an NCAA violation.... more

Rutgers dismissed transfer quarterback Philip Nelson from its football program Tuesday, a day after he was charged with assault for his alleged role in an incident that left a man with a severe head injury. Former Minnesota State-Mankato linebacker... more

Buffalo Bills rookie Sammy Watkins made the first big catch of his career, in a sense, with a classy move to visit former Bills star quarterback Jim Kelly in the hospital. Kelly, who won four consecutive AFC titles in Buffalo, is battling sinus cancer and... more

Of the 98 underclassmen and 102 college football prospects overall who left a year or more of NCAA eligibility on the table for the NFL draft, many will be left to wonder this week whether they made the right decision. Much has been made of the 38 who... more

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Morgan Breslin went undrafted but signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. » Gil Brandt's top undrafted free agents An alarmingly high number of college football prospects (38) forfeited... more

Rutgers quarterback Philip Nelson was charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault Monday for his alleged role in an altercation that left one man gravely injured. Isaac Kolstad, the victim of the assault... more

Cleveland fans might not want to see LeBron James in their town, but the biggest star in the NBA cracked a little smile and played along when asked if he'd care to switch sports and catch some passes from the NFL's biggest rookie star, Johnny Manziel.... more

Former Alabama star AJ McCarron made 40 consecutive starts as the Crimson Tide's quarterback over the last three seasons, but whether or not he should have played through injuries during his streak became a hot social media topic following a McCarron... more

Orders for Michael Sam jerseys are ranking squarely with some of the NFL draft's biggest names, including defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and quarterbacks Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. Brian McCarthy, the NFL's vice president of... more

Nick Lucero / NFL UCLA's Brett Hundley returns as one of college football's most intriguing quarterbacks. Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley were among the most prominent college underclassmen to take a pass... more

Despite Johnny Manziel providing a real-life, what-not-to-do blueprint for handling Heisman Trophy attention just a year earlier, the father of Jameis Winston doesn't think his son, his family, or Florida State University did an especially good job of... more

NEW YORK -- With a two-time BCS national champion in AJ McCarron, the SEC's all-time leading passer in Aaron Murray, and one of the NFL draft's late, hot names in Tom Savage still available, the Arizona Cardinals made Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas the... more

NEW YORK -- Five surprise picks from Friday's second- and third-round draft action at Radio City Music Hall: 1) Jets wait on receivers The New York Jets were widely expected to draft a wide receiver in the first round, given the club's dearth... more

NEW YORK -- A potential successor to Tom Brady is in place in New England, and it doesn't appear to be Ryan Mallett. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft officially underway, find out how to catch all the action from Radio City Music... more

NEW YORK -- Mike Evans can learn from Vincent Jackson in Tampa Bay, and Odell Beckham will join Victor Cruz with the New York Giants, but Marqise Lee won't have the benefit of learning from an established No. 1 receiver as a Jacksonville Jaguar. But... more

NEW YORK -- The Atlanta Falcons certainly don't have to worry about their second-round draft pick, Ra'Shede Hageman , having an inflated opinion of himself. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft officially underway, find out how to catch... more

NEW YORK -- A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M -- and new Cleveland Browns -- quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. On Friday, as the Cleveland Browns prepared to continue adding help through the draft,... more

A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. It's finally over, and the most anticipated card of the 2014 NFL Draft read like this: Johnny Manziel's draft card at the podium... more

NEW YORK -- An unpredictable first round of the NFL -- packed with trades , intrigue and uncertainty -- unfolded Thursday to bring a flurry of predictions and reporting to fruition ... in some cases, rotten fruition. There were plenty of prognostications... more

NEW YORK -- As Johnny Manziel explained why he identifies well with Cleveland Browns fans, a handful of the team's fans made sure he knew the feeling was mutual Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall. Loud chants of "Johnny Cleveland!" interrupted... more

NEW YORK -- Sammy Watkins might be ready handle NFL defensive backs, but is the Buffalo Bills' first-round draft pick ready to play in the snow? How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft officially underway, find out how to catch all the... more

NEW YORK -- Getting chosen No. 1 overall in the NFL draft might make Jadeveon Clowney even more of a household name than he already was, but the Houston Texans' new star rookie learned Thursday he's still not as well-known as he thinks. A slip of the... more

NEW YORK -- The Miami Dolphins have reportedly discussed a trade-down move in the first-round of the NFL draft with at least four clubs: the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. And among the players they are... more

NEW YORK -- Rueben Randle and Odell Beckham Jr. were LSU's top two receivers in 2011, combining for 94 catches and nearly 1,500 yards for an SEC championship team. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching, find out how to... more

NEW YORK -- The Houston Texans' asking price for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, for at least two inquiring clubs, is three first-round picks at a minimum, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. With former South Carolina star... more

A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. One of Manziel's first stops on Wednesday was the NFL's Play 60 Youth Football Festival, where he and 29 other draft prospects spent an... more

NEW YORK -- Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel maintained he would be excited to go to whatever NFL club drafts him during his media interviews Wednesday at the NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival. That's not the case, though, according to... more

NEW YORK -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are well-attuned to their status as the top two safeties, and likely first-round picks, in the NFL draft Thursday. But while the easy assumption would be the prospects from Alabama and Louisville,... more

NEW YORK -- Apparently, the experts aren't the only ones who think South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney will go to the Houston Texans with the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft. The prospects themselves, at least a small sample of them, have arrived at... more

» Analyzing the likely landing spot for Johnny Manziel NEW YORK -- Johnny Manziel has been known to praise Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as something of a trailblazer for smaller, mobile quarterbacks in the NFL, and did so again... more

NEW YORK -- Just days after Jadeveon Clowney announced in January that he would forego his final year of college eligibility for the NFL draft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair suggested that star defensive end J.J. Watt would be an ideal mentor for him... more

Heeeeere's ... Jadeveon? Nope, doesn't roll off the tongue. But former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will nevertheless make an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, less than 24 hours before he's widely expected to be the No. 1... more

Several NFL teams have medically flagged LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger over a back condition called spondylolysis, although surgery is not required, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. » Mettenberger shaped by rocky road to 2014 NFL Draft... more

NEW YORK -- Former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano joined "NFL Total Access' NFL Draft Preview" on Tuesday and provided a unique perspective on one of the draft's most intriguing prospects in Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage . Having sat out two full seasons... more

A daily draft-week look into the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Manziel broke a four-month Twitter silence on Tuesday with a link to an Instagram photo of his Big Apple arrival for the NFL draft.... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon isn't the first to question whether Johnny Manziel 's six-foot, 200-pound frame can absorb the physical punishment his scrambling style is likely to withstand in the NFL, and now he's not the last,... more

NEW YORK -- Former Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy mentioned the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams when asked Tuesday about his feel for the teams that have shown the most interest in him this draft season. "Dallas was really good. I like them.... more

NEW YORK -- Khalil Mack has put in plenty of time this offseason working on his pass-rushing skills, because that's an area NFL clubs have told him he could be extensively used at the next level. But the potential top-five pick in the opening round of... more

NEW YORK -- The Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens have shown the most pre-draft interest in Cody Latimer , one of the NFL draft's fastest risers, the former Indiana wide receiver told College Football 24/7 Tuesday. But it took... more

NEW YORK -- The Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens showed C.J. Mosley the most interest in his pre-draft visits and workouts, the Alabama linebacker told College Football 24/7 Tuesday. But with the NFL draft just two days away, the 2013 Butkus Award... more

Clemson's Sammy Watkins will be long gone by the time Brandin Cooks hears his name at the NFL draft podium, but that doesn't mean Watkins is any better than the former Oregon State star. At least, that's Cooks' view. "I feel like I'm the best... more

Shhh. Do you hear that silence? That's the sound of Johnny Manziel letting his camp handle his critics for him. When Texas assistant coach Vance Bedford took what some perceived as a jab at Manziel's NFL learning curve on Twitter, Manziel fans and even... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome didn't hesitate when asked about which position the club could be seeking help for this week in the NFL draft: inside linebacker is an area of need. And while Newsome hinted that Ravans fans can expect to see... more

NFL scouts who aren't sure about Jadeveon Clowney 's work ethic aren't hard to find, but the defensive end position as a whole isn't getting a pass, either. The former South Carolina star has drawn front-line fire for months from scouts as the top... more

As speculation that the Dallas Cowboys might have an interest in drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel simmers, Manziel himself didn't exactly throw water on it with this post to his Instagram account, in which he is posing with star Cowboys... more

The depth of the wide receiver position in the upcoming NFL draft might have some teams content to wait for higher value with a lower pick, but not all. In fact, two of them -- the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets -- are considering a trade-up... more

At 6-5 and 230 pounds, Blake Bortles is just the size NFL coaches traditionally like in their quarterbacks. But that doesn't mean the fit necessarily goes both ways, and the Central Florida prospect who might be the first quarterback chosen in next... more

The injuries that contributed to Marqise Lee 's underproductive 2013 season at USC might have dampened some people's expectations for him, but certainly not his own. Lee said he believes he'll be the go-to receiver for whoever drafts him next week, most... more

One of the most intriguing aspects to Missouri defensive end prospect Kony Ealy is his versatility. At 6-4 and 274 pounds, he's a classic defensive end, but big enough to perhaps play inside on third down as an interior pass rusher. Nevertheless,... more

The Atlanta Falcons moving up ... for Greg Robinson ? If you thought the reports of the Falcons trading for the No. 1 overall pick of the NFL draft to get Jadeveon Clowney were the latest, check the mill one more time . The mammoth Auburn offensive... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. If nothing else, Johnny Football will bring some offseason electricity to whatever NFL club makes him their own next week. If you think... more

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would rather grab greatness at wide receiver early in the NFL draft than wait and land a lesser pass-catcher later. At least, that's what he's saying , raidersbeat.com reported via Twitter. As with... more

With a reported interest in Jadeveon Clowney , the Atlanta Falcons are the talk of the draft-pick trade market just a week before the NFL draft. But the team with more resources to really make a move up, and perhaps the more likely team to actually pull... more

With Clemson star Sammy Watkins at the top and more intriguing names than you can throw a football at making up the rest, the 2014 NFL Draft could be remembered for its wide receivers more than any other position. And former Cleveland Browns general... more

That a high-level NFL scout doesn't have Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin among the NFL draft's top five receiver prospects isn't a surprise -- it's a deep position, and draft grades will naturally vary on a 240-pound wide receiver whose speed... more

That the Chicago Bears need defensive line help in next week's NFL Draft has been made obvious enough, but at which point in the draft the club plans to address isn't quite so clear. As a 3-technique defensive tackle in the Bears' 4-3 defense,... more

April

There are eight people who would make for interesting company as Johnny Manziel's guest at Radio City Music Hall for the 2014 NFL Draft next week.... more

Draft prospects Victor Hampton and Kelcy Quarles of South Carolina will not face charges stemming from an April 11 brawl at the Greenhouse nightclub in New York City, according to a tmz.com report . Although some details remain unclear, the fight... more

Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley 's rehabilitation from a torn ACL -- the second of his career -- has for months kept him out of the discussion of potential first-round picks in next week's NFL draft. But that doesn't mean he doesn't have a... more

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's post-Heisman Trophy offseason took an embarrassing turn Tuesday when he was cited for shoplifting crab legs at a Tallahassee, Fla., grocery store. Winston's sticky fingers at a local Publix resulted in an... more

If Marshall Faulk were sitting in the chair of Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, his first pick of the NFL draft would be either South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , or Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel . But his first instinct... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not consider Johnny Manziel 's off-field behavior in its evaluation of the former Texas A&M star, and will give heavy consideration to making him the No. 7 overall pick of the NFL draft next week. That is, if he's even... more

Keith Srakocic / Associated Press Defense attorneys allege that James Franklin contacted the victim in the Vanderbilt rape case after the alleged incident. James Franklin is about 700 miles from Vanderbilt as Penn State's new football coach,... more

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt conducted a question-and-answer session via Twitter earlier Tuesday, shedding some significant light on what might transpire next week at the NFL Draft in New York. Below are some of the highlights from Brandt's... more

Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland has been removed from the draft board of one NFL club due to a medical concern about his surgically repaired left shoulder, according to a report. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year is considered a likely... more

Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is widely projected as a first-round pick and could well be the first safety chosen in the NFL draft next week, but his hometown is too excited to wait for the honor. As such, a billboard has gone up in Clinton-Dix's old... more

Whether the Jacksonville Jaguars' reported interest in Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews is real or a smokescreen, the club reportedly brought the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews in for a visit last Thursday, just two weeks before... more

The Cowboys are remaining tight-lipped about whether drafting a quarterback is on their agenda for the 2014 draft, but former Cowboys star quarterback Roger Staubach isn't withholding his opinion on the matter. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen... more

Draft projections on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron , which run anywhere from the second to fourth round of the NFL draft next week, aren't quite as high as what he's been told by NFL executives. In fact, McCarron says he's been given a range of... more

From one former Alabama quarterback to another, it's not surprising that "Broadway" Joe Namath likes what he sees from the Crimson Tide's latest pro quarterback prospect, AJ McCarron . "He has the ability physically and mentally, certainly, and the... more

Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby has insisted he was not drunk when he was cited for operating a vehicle while under the influence last week by the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department, and hehas some paperwork to show it. But evidence that he was... more

Making projections about when Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and other top quarterback prospects will go in the NFL draft is tricky business this year. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock can see why: There is apparently not much consensus among teams'... more

Make room in the shoebox. The Johnny Manziel rookie trading card will be released in late May, as the former Heisman Trophy and soon-to-be NFL rookie has signed with Panini America for a memorabilia and autograph deal. The company's line of trading... more

Former Fresno State star Derek Carr continues to crash what was once thought to be a three-man party among the draft's elite quarterback prospects, this time in the form of NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's latest update to his position rankings .... more

Rising prospects Aaron Donald and Zack Martin have most frequently been projected to go in the middle of the draft's first round on May 8. But one team's logic is another's folly when it comes to draft evaluations, and both players are reportedly rated... more

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor believes the club will get him some help at his position in the first round of the NFL draft next week, and will help itself at wide receiver soon after. The Steelers' 11-year veteran told his radio listeners last... more

Never let it be said that Bill Belichick isn't a good multi-tasker. The New England Patriots coach is in Nashville to run the Rock & Roll Half Marathon, and made time to oversee a private workout from Vanderbilt offensive lineman Wesley Johnson . It... more

Medical re-checks for several NFL draft prospects who attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February are underway in Indianapolis, and some pretty big names are among those being looked at. Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins , Georgia... more

Give this to Justin Gilbert : He's not lacking for confidence. Granted, that's something a first-round cornerback should never be lacking, anyway, but the former Oklahoma State star made some awfully bold statements about both himself and the Detroit... more

Auburn running back Tre Mason was a surprise visitor among NFL draft prospects in Indianapolis for a medical re-check, where it was determined that he will need wrist surgery following the draft and will not be available for initial team activities,... more

Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby 's court date following a citation for operating a vehicle while under the influence is Friday, but he opened his defense outside the courtroom via Twitter: I was not drunk pic.twitter.com/CviiPuydkp ??... more

If Jadeveon Clowney 's work ethic is going to hamper his professional football career, Nick Saban isn't seeing it. The Crimson Tide coach spoke highly of Clowney at a speaking engagement in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night, and said he believes Clowney... more

The pairing of Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor as the NFL draft's top two safety prospects, and probably the only two safeties to be chosen in the first round, has been thematic thinking for weeks among draft experts. But NFL... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. No NFL franchise is starting over quite like the Cleveland Browns, with not only a new coach but a new front office. New era, new ways of... more

An under-the-weather AJ McCarron reportedly called in sick on a visit to the Tennessee Titans last month. And it's fair to say that of all the clubs the former Alabama quarterback has visited or worked out for, the timing of this particular illness... more

The Houston Texans' choice for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft isn't really a choice at all, according to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. To him, it's more like a no-brainer -- whether Jadeveon Clowney had even played last season or not.... more

Less than a week after the Palm Beach Post reported that the Miami Dolphins favor Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio over Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin for the No. 19 overall pick in the NFL draft, a second report is directly contradicting... more

Steelers CB Ike Taylor is no general manager, and his team doesn't need a quarterback. But when asked to wear the draft-day GM hat and select a quarterback No. 1 overall, Taylor went with the one who caught his eye during an offseason workout at... more

Nobody named Golden should ever be insecure. And Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate would be no exception if his new team landed another receiver -- Clemson's Sammy Watkins -- in the first round of next month's NFL draft. The free-agent signee... more

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have narrowed their options for the NFL draft's No. 7 overall pick, and Johnny Football has reportedly made the cut. Former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel is on a "short list" of the Bucs' first-round candidates,... more

The idea of Johnny Manziel playing football for his home-state Dallas Cowboys might seem like a made-for-TV match, but the club and the former Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M star are an unlikely pairing on multiple fronts, according to NFL Media senior... more

Count former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden in the Derek Carr camp, at least where the former Fresno State quarterback's raw talent as a passer is concerned. Gruden has seen the draft's top quarterback prospects up close... more

It's often said that practice habits are more telling of an athlete's work ethic than game performances. And if that axiom holds true with Jadeveon Clowney , NFL teams have nothing to worry about where the former South Carolina star's "motor" is... more

How serious are the Cleveland Browns about drafting Johnny Manziel ? The club itself will have a better idea after Wednesday, as the former Texas A&M star will make his formal visit to the Browns just 15 days before general manager Ray Farmer and... more

The Houston Texans hold the best card in the 2014 NFL Draft with the No. 1 overall pick, but according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, the club just might want to play a different hand. As in, trading down with a team with a bad case of... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Texas coach Charlie Strong likely rankled Longhorns fans by saying his team won't be in the national title game. If new Texas coach Charlie Strong hasn't yet had his "I'm not at Louisville anymore" moment, he's... more

Add linebacker C.J. Mosley to the list of top NFL draft prospects visiting teams that likely won't have a chance to pick them, as the 2013 Butkus Award winner is in Denver visiting the Broncos. Denver drafts No. 31 overall, and as one of the... more

For all the NFL clubs with a quarterback need drafting near the top of the first round, there isn't much certainty that they'll choose to fill that need before Round 2. And the way the general manager of one of those clubs is talking -- Minnesota Vikings... more

A couple of weeks ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars brought in a lengthy cast of the NFL draft's elite prospects for visits, all within a few days. Now, the red carpet has apparently been shipped to Atlanta. The Falcons will host defensive end Jadeveon... more

A brawl allegedly involving NFL draft prospects from the University of South Carolina began when the players objected to marijuana being smoked in the Greenhouse nightclub in New York, according to the New York Post. Defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles... more

The top 50 big board of Nolan Nawrocki included some bold rankings, both high and low, for various prospects expected to be early choices in the 2014 NFL Draft. A quick look at who is up and who is down for the author of NFL.com's scouting reports:... more

Dominique Easley is due to visit the Dallas Cowboys this week, which isn't too surprising given that the club took time to look at the former Florida defensive lineman at his pro-day workout, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported. Plenty of NFL... more

It's a busy week for Justin Gilbert , the former Oklahoma State cornerback who is expected to be the first player chosen at his position in the NFL draft next month. The first-round prospect tweeted that he will visit the New York Jets on Monday before... more

Just where Aaron Murray will land in next month's NFL draft is anyone's guess, but he's just the sort of Day Two or Day Three quarterback prospect that could be the reason clubs will think twice about spending too early a pick on the position. The... more

The Houston Texans are apparently still considering making Johnny Manziel the first pick of the NFL draft next month, as the club will host the former Texas A&M star for a visit Monday. But the player more widely expected to be the club's top overall... more

Speculation about the order in which the 2014 NFL Draft's top quarterback prospects will be chosen has taken on varying combinations in recent months, with UCF's Blake Bortles , Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater taking turns... more

Former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron told a team he recently visited that he expects to be drafted by the Detroit Lions. The Lions hold the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL draft and are reportedly in strong consideration of drafting a receiver,... more

Vicious isn't often a word associated with a wide receiver, but that's how former Texas A&M star Mike Evans sees Chicago Bears star Brandon Marshall. And Marshall, in turn, is how Evans has seen himself since high school. "I get a lot of Vincent... more

Presumptions that Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey will look to rebuild his offensive line with the club's first-round draft pick are on target, but the mock drafts linking the Dolphins to Notre Dame's Zack Martin are off-target, according to... more

Johnny Manziel is getting awfully close to the serious business of the NFL draft, but the former Texas A&M quarterback still knows how to have fun. Case in point: This Instagram video Manziel posted in which he catches a long pass, thrown by a friend on... more

Johnny Manziel 's pro-day performance on March 27 impressed a lot of people, but it hasn't done anything to change Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon's opinion: He's just not sold. Moon told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Manziel will have to tone down the... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis would have no issues with his club making Manziel the No. 3 overall pick. In a video... more

LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham doesn't have much left to prove where his NFL draft status is concerned, so why not prove something else? The early-entry prospect, who is projected as a mid- to late-first round pick, was recently at his old high... more

Former USC wide receiver Marqise Lee isn't tipping his hand about where in the NFL draft he expects to be chosen, but after paying a visit to the Detroit Lions, the projected first-rounder certainly sounds like he's identified his best-case scenario.... more

Pittsburgh wide receiver Devin Street and the Carolina Panthers could be an ideal match for one another in the NFL draft next month, particularly if the club passes on the wide receiver options they have with their first-round pick at No. 28 overall. NFL... more

The Miami Dolphins and Notre Dame offensive-line prospect Zack Martin have been linked in mock draft after mock draft, with the versatile former Fighting Irish star being an ideal fit for an offensive line in a state of transition. But whether he'll be... more

Two more wide receivers are set to visit the New York Jets next week as LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks get a chance to sell their draft value to the NFL club that needs a first-round-caliber wide receiver perhaps more than any... more

If the Baltimore Ravens' defense isn't much of a scheme fit for draft prospect and former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam , as former Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has suggested, someone had better tell general manager Ozzie Newsome. The Ravens... more

Conventional wisdom holds that the Detroit Lions should be looking at a skill position with the No. 10 overall pick in the NFL draft, perhaps a cornerback or a wide receiver to complement Calvin Johnson. But former Washington Redskins general manager... more

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer recently suggested that he would embrace a club decision to bring in a rookie quarterback to compete with him, given his age and waning career. NFL Network's Curtis Conway believes the time is right for the... more

If the Cleveland Browns don't draft a quarterback with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft, trade interest near the end of the first round could be sparked by the Houston Texans, who might look to move ahead of the Browns' pick at No. 26 to secure the... more

South Carolina cornerback and NFL draft prospect Vic Hampton has been arrested for an alleged dispute with his sister, Victoria Hampton, adding yet another layer of concern for NFL clubs where his discipline record and character are concerned.... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Former NFL QB Jared Lorenzen competed in the CIFL this year before suffering a broken leg. Former New York Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen has never lacked for a sense of humor about his weight issues,... more

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon went back and forth last month about whether the Cleveland Browns should take Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel or Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater with the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft. Now, he's... more

Anthony Barr is regarded as a versatile NFL draft prospect as a 6-foot-5, 255-pound linebacker who can rush the passer, play in space, and find a home in either a 4-3 or a 3-4 defensive scheme. But according to Barr, based on a visit with the Dallas... more

L.G. Patterson / Associated Press Kelcy Quarles says he is concerned a report suggesting he was involved in a fight will hurt his draft status. South Carolina's Kelcy Quarles , one of the top defensive tackle prospects in the upcoming NFL... more

If Tuesday is any indication, the New Orleans Saints are awfully serious about drafting a defensive back or two in the upcoming NFL draft. At least six defensive backs, led by Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert and Louisville safety Calvin Pryor... more

Browns general manager Ray Farmer is apparently making good on his assurances that pro days aren't necessarily mandatory stops, even at the expense of a chance to see elite prospects like Johnny Manziel . Farmer emphasized the value of a private workout... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper has earned rave reviews from Nick Saban during spring practice. Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn't tend to go overboard with individual praise, but his remarks about... more

The Chicago Bears' interest in strengthening a weak run defense with an interior defensive lineman early in next month's NFL draft has been widely assumed. And speaking of wide, one of the biggest of all such prospects recently visited the club: Notre... more

If the Jacksonville Jaguars have any interest in trading the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft, their needs would best be served by South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins being chosen ahead of them, by... more

Being the best player one can be is all some professional athletes ask of themselves, and indeed, all anyone can ask of them. For Johnny Manziel , according to former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, the determination goes far beyond that.... more

Between a private weekend workout and two days in Minnesota, Vikings coaches and personnel staff are getting a lengthy look at former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater . NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported via Twitter that Bridgewater is... more

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly have a strong interest in Florida linebacker Ronald Powell , whose promising college career was derailed by knee injuries and ended with his decision to turn pro after the 2013 season. Powell was the nation's No.... more

If New Orleans Saints fans get an LSU Tigers-flavored draft pick next month, they'd just as soon it be the best one available. In a poll at neworleanssaints.com , Saints fans identified wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. , who is expected to be the first... more

While debate might rage about which of the NFL draft's top quarterback prospects is best, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt maintains former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel is No. 1. Brandt, who served as executive vice president for the Cowboys from... more

Amid the NFL teams that might be interested in trading up to acquire Jadeveon Clowney, the Detroit Lions are one that makes little sense at first glance. Would the club really be willing to pay the high price it will take to be in position to draft... more

Two years after watching his last quarterback at Texas A&M be chosen in the first round of the NFL draft, Tim DeRuyter is about to see his first at Fresno State be drafted as well. And between Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Derek Carr , the... more

The importance of drafting former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel into the right offensive system -- one that can accentuate his athleticism best -- is a drumbeat draft analysts have maintained since the January day the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner... more

The NFL clubs that already have worked out South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney are learning they've got a bit of an edge over those who haven't. Because the ones who haven't reportedly won't get one at all. And at least one general manager isn't happy... more

Another busy week of draft preparation is close to coming to an end. This week featured a flurry of prospect visits -- are the Jaguars interviewing every high-profile player -- and LSU's pro day that lured more than 150 personnel people from NFL teams... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham was dismissed from the football team Friday. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been kicked off the football team, the school announced Friday. His dismissal... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Johnny Manziel in silver and black? Oh, the possibilities. Manziel visited the Oakland Raiders this week and made a strong impression on... more

Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews, together again? Nah, can't be. Can it? One former Texas A&M left tackle, Joeckel, was the Jacksonville Jaguars' No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft. The other former Texas A&M left tackle, according to the... more

If the St. Louis Rams are at all serious about drafting a defensive end with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft when the club already has one of the NFL's top defensive end combinations, Friday could prove crucial for Jadeveon Clowney 's draft fate.... more

AJ McCarron 's reputation for being able to deliver in a collapsing pocket passed a light-hearted test Thursday when the former Alabama quarterback's interview with Jaguars.com was interrupted with a rush from defensive end Jadeveon Clowney .... more

L.G. Patterson/Associated Press Missouri star wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will not be arrested by Columbia, Mo., police following a burglary investigation... more

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron met with the New England Patriots Wednesday, amid his turn in the Gruden QB Camp rotation and the news that he would (or maybe wouldn't ) be part of a reality TV show based on his wedding plans with model and fiance... more

Forgive the Pittsburgh Steelers scouting contingent if they were simply looking for a good excuse to dive into some authentic Cajun cuisine. None could blame. But the club's interest in dining with LSU's Odell Beckham Jr. Tuesday night before his pro-day... more

David Stluka / Associated Press Vikings star Adrian Peterson spoke out in favor of college athletes receiving compensation. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on Wednesday lent a strong voice to the heated argument about the... more

NFL veterans and Chicago Bears teammates Brandon Marshall and Jay Cutler are working with former Louisville star Teddy Bridgewater in his pre-draft training, giving the first-round draft prospect an up-close look at what NFL throws -- and catches -- are... more

Johnny Manziel 's visit to the Jacksonville Jaguars this week will make for a short trip to his next stop. Manziel will go directly from Jacksonville to visit with Buccaneers officials, according to NFL Media reporter Albert Breer, via Twitter . The... more

The first three quarterbacks chosen in the NFL draft might not be the oft-linked trio of Johnny Manziel , Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles , after all -- not according to the latest mock draft by NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, anyway.... more

Call it Hard Knocks, of a different sort. Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron 's dive into marital bliss with girlfriend and model Katherine Webb will be made into a reality television show. The wedding, set for July 11, will come just before... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars' facility is starting to look more and more like the green room before the start of the NFL draft. Add Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins to the star-studded list of first-round prospects visiting coach Gus Bradley's team this... more

(Mark J. Terrill/associated Press Arizona State's Marion Grice rushed for 996 yards on 191 carries last season. Not all 10 of the NFL clubs represented at Arizona State running back Marion Grice's pro-day workout Tuesday necessarily need a... more

Hall of Fame wide receiver Lynn Swann can see a bright future for former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , but the former Pittsburgh Steelers star emphasized the importance of system fit, and threw in a cautionary character caveat on the... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Vinnie Sunseri has come back quickly from an ACL injury suffered in October. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The record for recovery time from an ACL tear by a football player isn't exactly kept officially, but... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The gathering of scouts at Alabama's second pro-day workout, where offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio was the primary draw, wasn't as strong Tuesday as it was for the Crimson Tide's first pro day. But Kouandjio wasn't about to let any... more

The Jaguars are hosting Johnny Manziel for a pre-draft visit to the team's facility Tuesday, but he's only one among the first-round talent making its way to Jacksonville this week. Two of the club's other top options with the No. 3 overall pick,... more

Derek Carr will visit the Jacksonville Jaguars, making for yet another NFL club with a quarterback need taking a close look at the former Fresno State star passer. Carr is one of the top quarterback prospects available in the upcoming draft, although... more

Before the Philadelphia Eagles released DeSean Jackson, addressing a porous defense was perhaps the club's top priority in the draft. But evidence continues to mount that the Eagles are strongly considering a wide receiver with their first-round pick, and... more

Former Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas , thought to potentially be a high second-round pick in the NFL draft next month, has reportedly received some of the worst possible news for pro prospects preparing for the draft: injury news. Thomas... more

Jake Matthews is widely considered to be an offensive tackle prospect, and arguably the best one available, in next month's NFL draft. But the former Texas A&M star and son of Hall of Fame lineman Bruce Matthews might not be limited to one position where... more

The Houston Texans' due diligence on their hunt for a rookie quarterback continues this month with visits from Central Florida's Blake Bortles on April 15-16, and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel on April 21-22. With 32 days to go before the NFL draft... more

With new Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith bringing in a veteran quarterback whom he has coached before in Josh McCown, and with a promising young one already on hand in Mike Glennon, the Bucs' need for a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft isn't quite... more

The three core talents of Texas A&M's dynamic offense -- quarterback Johnny Manziel , wide receiver Mike Evans and offensive tackle Jake Matthews -- won't last more than 10-12 picks in the NFL draft next month, according to NFL Media draft analyst Mike... more

As hard as draft experts work to slot pro football prospects into a round, or a range of rounds, in which they'll be selected in the NFL draft, some aren't so easily projected. Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson might be a dangerous one to... more

Jordan Lynch intends on being the NFL's Rookie of the Year in 2014. He just doesn't have any idea what position he'll have to play to do it. Lynch, a former quarterback at Northern Illinois, might need a position change to make an NFL roster. He... more

Of all the visits Kony Ealy will be making to various NFL clubs over the next several weeks, the one to the St. Louis Rams Friday has to rank as a special one for the former Missouri defensive end. And for the club, a unique one. For Ealy, it... more

As the top-rated tight end for the 2014 NFL Draft, Eric Ebron has an April dance card filled with private workouts and visits with various NFL clubs. Teams are more serious about some prospects than others -- Ebron's visit with the Bills on Friday... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. So you want to know the scout who really discovered Johnny Manziel from the very beginning? It was a guy named Terry Bollea, and he saw the arm... more

Forgive Josh Gordon if he can't make up his mind. It's not easy for NFL general managers, either. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver suggested he'd like to see Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel land in Cleveland last Friday, but just a few... more

The three inches of height and nearly 50 pounds of weight that separate Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams and draft prospect Khalil Mack make a comparison between the two seem like a stretch to most. Heck, they don't even play the same... more

Just when we thought the Johnny Manziel trademark story was on its way to being settled , the former Texas A&M quarterback's efforts to defend rights to his name and likeness are apparently facing a new hurdle. But this time, the hurdle appears to... more

Tony Romo's successor as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback might be in the 2014 NFL Draft, and NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, who served as the Cowboys' vice president of player personnel from 1960-89, believes the time is right to find him. And by... more

Brandin Cooks may not be in the same discussion with wide receivers Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans as potential top-10 picks in the NFL draft, but the former Oregon State star isn't bothering with comparisons to the rest of the draft class, anyway.... more

As if any more evidence was needed to prove the New York Jets are strongly considering drafting a wide receiver with their first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, it now appears Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin is the latest pass catcher to draw the Jets'... more

Two down, and at least two to go. The Cleveland Browns' hunt for a quarterback in the draft now turns to pending workouts with former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and others, according to cleveland.com . The club... more

Jaguars coaches were not in town for long, but they accomplished their mission in Columbia, S.C., at the pro-day workout of South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney . They saw the NFL draft's most prolific pass rusher fatigued, and for Jaguars defensive line... more

It was more a question of when than if, but the Rams are reportedly hosting former Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson on a visit to the team's facility Wednesday. Robinson could be the Rams' choice with the No. 2 overall pick in next month's... more

File this in the way-too-soon category: Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery expects 2014 NFL Draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It's a pretty outrageous claim for anyone to make about a rookie-to-be who doesn't even... more

The Houston Texans' presence at Jadeveon Clowney 's pro-day workout was predictable enough on Wednesday, given that the former South Carolina defensive end could well be the draft's most prolific talent, and that the club holds the top pick.... more

Former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins has heard that the Lions are enamored with him, and the feeling is mutual. The Megatron feeling, anyway. The possibility of pairing the NFL's top receiver in Calvin Johnson with the NFL draft's most highly... more

It's a given that the more NFL coaches and general managers like about a draft prospect, the less they tend to say about that prospect publicly. But at times, the axiom works in reverse as well, and a coach who would have no conceivable need for a... more

Teddy Bridgewater in Patriots gear? Given that the former Louisville star quarterback might be a top-five pick in a draft where New England holds the No. 29 overall pick, it's hard to imagine. But it's even harder to imagine the club burning one of 30... more

NFL Media analysts Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Mike Mayock haven't reached a consensus about the top quarterback prospect in the NFL draft, but they're getting closer. After witnessing pro day workouts that saw Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel dazzle... more

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr respects Brian Hoyer, but he wouldn't be afraid to compete with the Cleveland Browns starting quarterback if he were to be drafted by the Browns. The potential first-round pick said as much in the aftermath of a... more

Like any elite NFL prospect, Jadeveon Clowney wants the Texans to make him the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. But if Clowney also wants to simply rush the passer from the same position down after down, he won't get everything he wants in Houston.... more

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff clearly wasn't sending out a smokescreen earlier this offseason when he spoke of his team's need to add more size and toughness at the line of scrimmage. The club's free-agency activity proved he meant what he said. What's... more

Speculation about the Baltimore Ravens' interest in drafting a wide receiver in the first round gets a measure of validation Tuesday as the club will host Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for one of its 30 allotted official visits. »... more

The New York Jets are in definite need of receiving help, but who says they have to turn to a wide receiver to get it? The club is reportedly interested in former Texas Tech tight end Jace Amaro , whose prolific receiving skills in college generated... more

March

Just weeks after Michael Sam became the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, Chapman University defensive end Mitch Eby has come out as the first openly gay active college football player, according to outsports.com . Eby told his teammates about his... more

Could the Philadelphia Eagles go from relying on one of the NFL's smallest veteran receivers to one of its biggest new ones? Former Texas A&M star Mike Evans is visiting the club on Monday , just days after the Eagles released DeSean Jackson. That... more

Quarterback Johnny Manziel's meeting with the Minnesota Vikings following his pro-day performance apparently wasn't filled with softball questions. New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer cited "flags" that Manziel was asked about regarding his maturity... more

Johnny Manziel got to show NFL coaches and scouts his physical tools, on his own turf, at the star quarterback's pro day last Thursday. But when NFL clubs get him on their turf for private visits, it will be more about the mental than the physical. The... more

The variance of opinions on Johnny Manziel 's NFL potential couldn't be more diverse for a potential top-10 draft pick, and it appears the former Texas A&M star's pro-day work out did nothing to lessen the polarization. Two NFL scouts texted Houston... more

There are NFL teams in unquestionable need of a quarterback who figure to make an early, if not a first-round, investment in the position. Then there are those who may only be checking the temperature of the quarterback pool with one toe. The... more

The entire draft class of tight ends is a weak one, according to one NFL personnel executive, and the fool's gold starts at the top with North Carolina's Eric Ebron . The former Tar Heel is widely regarded as the draft's top prospect at the position and... more

Johnny Manziel dominated the news this week with his pro day of epic proportions. His workout Thursday was widely regarded as a success, but it was far from the only interesting development of the week with word of a rising prospect -- not Manziel --... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports Kelcy Quarles does not stand with college athletes seeking the right to form a union. The support among college athletes for unionization might be high, but it's not unanimous. Former South Carolina defensive... more

The Browns will conduct a private workout with former Fresno State star Derek Carr on Monday as the NFL draft's "other guy" at quarterback is quickly gaining momentum as a first-round prospect. Carr will apparently be the first quarterback to be... more

While the St. Louis Rams are thought to be most interested in an offensive tackle with the No. 2 pick of the NFL draft, coach Jeff Fisher indicated he wouldn't be afraid to add South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , even though the club is... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. There was no shortage of buzz about Manziel's decision to wear shoulder pads and a helmet for his pro-day workout, which is probably what was... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A few things we learned from Johnny Manziel 's pro-day workout in front of NFL coaches and scouts: 1. Wearing pads an easy choice We certainly learned that Manziel isn't afraid to set himself apart, not that he's ever shown... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Mike Evans didn't need Johnny Manziel to look good on Thursday at his pro-day workout; he did that on his own. But the SEC's most dynamic quarterback-receiver duo over the last two years couldn't have been more in tune in... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Johnny Manziel's decision to wear a helmet and shoulder pads for his pro-day workout Thursday was, to say the least, unconventional. But for Manziel, it was an easy choice and one that he felt was important in wanting to show NFL... more

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. -- Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel put on quite a show for the assembled NFL coaches and scouts at his pro-day performance on Thursday. According to the TAMU Athletics Department, 75 NFL personnel were on hand,... more

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The oft-heard criticism of the pro day workouts of NFL quarterback prospects is that little can be gained from seeing one throw in a T-shirt and shorts to uncovered receivers. Johnny Manziel won't have Aggies cornerbacks... more

Manziel pro-day coverage: Tune into NFL Network for live coverage of Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Detroit Lions' interest in Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans figures to take a... more

Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz might not be considered among the elite 2014 NFL Draft prospects at his position, but that doesn't mean NFL clubs aren't taking a hard look at the more traditionally styled, hand-on-the-ground tight end. Fiedorowicz... more

Manziel pro-day coverage: Tune into NFL Network for live coverage of Johnny Manziel's pro day at Texas A&M on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. ET. COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- You just knew the pro-day workout of Johnny Manziel would somehow, some way, trump all... more

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien sees the same scrambling brilliance as anyone else when he watches film of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel , but he sees something else that not every scouting report gives Manziel credit for: the ability... more

Give it to Texans fans who double as Texas A&M fans on Saturdays, they love their Johnny Football. What else can be concluded from the current poll at houstontexans.com asking fans of the Houston Texans who they would most like to see drafted by the... more

The Minnesota Vikings could use a quarterback, and Johnny Manziel might be their guy. But before new Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer zeroes in on Manziel's passing skills, he first wants to find answers to questions that have dogged Manziel for more... more

Cornerbacks who have the height and length to cover taller wide receivers can be hard to find in the NFL draft, and the ones who match the size with enough skills are prized draft picks. North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren coached Broncos cornerback... more

Johnny Manziel has LeBron James as an NBA star advocate, and now it appears former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has Dwight Howard. The Houston Rockets star stumped for Clowney to be the top pick of the NFL draft by the Houston Texans,... more

Comparisons between Jadeveon Clowney and eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers aren't hard to find as NFL draft analysts seek to paint an illustration of what the former South Carolina defensive end is capable of in the NFL. What's harder to find is a... more

NFL clubs in search of a new quarterback might find a faster, quicker quarterback in Johnny Manziel and a bigger, stronger one in Blake Bortles , but they won't find a tougher one than Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater . That's what Bridgewater said... more

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer will not attend the pro day workout of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel on Thursday and said he doesn't understand what all the pro-day fuss is about. Farmer reportedly attended the pro-day... more

Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood caught three years worth of passes from quarterback AJ McCarron and was one of his better friends on the team. So it comes as no surprise that he is praising McCarron's NFL potential in the weeks before the 2014 NFL... more

Just three days before he will perform for NFL coaches and scouts at his pro-day workout, Johnny Manziel posted an Instagram video of himself dunking basketballs. The former Texas A&M star quarterback hopes to be drafted No. 1 overall to the Houston... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Florida State's Jameis Winston riled up Clemson fans with a tweet over the weekend. Jameis Winston just couldn't help himself. And neither, apparently, could the Jameis Winston haters. The Florida State... more

The Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans are among the teams set to meet with Kentucky linebacker Avery Williamson in the coming weeks, a good sign for the rising draft hopes of a prospect once considered on the fringe of NFL... more

The Houston Texans won't be tipping their hand on a rookie quarterback with the size of the contingent they send to pro-day workouts of the NFL draft's elite prospects at the position. The same trio that attended the pro days of Central Florida's... more

There was a time when former Auburn running back Tre Mason was viewed as just too small for the NFL, and he would have found it hard to argue as a 190-pound running back who wasn't exactly known for pounding the ball between the tackles. But that was a... more

Pending a possible appeal, Johnny Manziel has apparently won a legal battle over the trademark rights to his nickname, "Johnny Football." And the outside income that could result is no small matter. The U.S. Trademark and Patent Office issued a... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. The Johnny Football commercial debut was made in the most understated way, a McDonald's ad in which Manziel had no speaking part and... more

What the Atlanta Falcons will do with the No. 6 draft pick is more of a mystery than most, given the variety of positions at which the club could use some help. But you can bet Anthony Barr is a character in the play, and Barr will reportedly perform a... more

Auburn defensive end Dee Ford has visits scheduled with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, although if Ford is drafted in the first-round range expected by draft experts, it's tough to imagine the pass-rushing standout landing with at... more

Johnny Vy/NFL Michael Sam appeared to improve on his NFL Scouting Combine numbers at Missouri's pro day. Despite a hamstring problem, Michael Sam appeared to leave his pro day Thursday with what he needed most from the event: a better... more

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports Alabama head coach Nick Saban suggested only third-round prospects and higher should be invited to the combine. With a record 98 underclassmen declaring for the NFL draft this year, plus another four who had... more

Like any of the NFL draft's elite prospects, Jadeveon Clowney hopes to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans. But if the former South Carolina star's name isn't on the first card commissioner Roger Goodell reads, landing with the Jacksonville... more

For all the fan excitement that Johnny Manziel will bring to whichever NFL team chooses him in the NFL draft -- manifesting itself in everything from ticket sales and merchandising, to Sunday thrills and TV ratings -- none of that should seep into the... more

Former Texas A&M star wide receiver Mike Evans has scheduled the New York Jets among his pre-draft visits to NFL clubs, providing yet another hint that the Jets are targeting a wide receiver with their first-round draft choice. The team has a glaring... more

Johnny Manziel isn't the only Texas A&M draft prospect taking to the sand to prepare for the NFL draft. Offensive tackle Jake Matthews is doing the same, incorporating bare-footed beach workouts into his training as NFL clubs continue to evaluate... more

LSU running back Jeremy Hill , one of the top running back prospects in the upcoming NFL draft, had his probation lifted by a judge Wednesday, clearing the way for the third-year sophomore to enter the NFL clear of the legal issues that have marred his... more

A day after going gloveless in a pro day workout that was "average at best ," quarterback Teddy Bridgewater says he will sport the gloves he wore throughout his stellar junior season at Louisville for the remainder of his workouts for NFL teams.... more

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron has at least four NFL teams lined up for visits next month, and the Buffalo Bills will have the first chance of the four to draft him. The most highly-regarded tight end in the upcoming NFL draft, Ebron is projected... more

Houston Texans players have been trying out general manager Rick Smith's chair, and they seem to like it. And to at least three of them, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft facing Smith isn't too tough a decision: They like the way Jadeveon Clowney... more

There is no shortage of opinions on both sides of the fence regarding Johnny Manziel 's NFL potential, but few, if any, are sitting on it. The former Texas A&M star is reportedly a potential No. 1 overall pick to the Houston Texans, yet few dispute that... more

The sub-par pro-day performance of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was apparently not enough to eliminate him from being considered by the Texans, who hold the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. The club has not ruled out any of the draft's... more

A dozen NFL clubs have shown more interest in Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray than others, and not surprisingly, the Cincinnati Bengals are among them. The club's reported interest in Murray as a potential successor to starter Andy Dalton, however, is... more

Florida State running back Devonta Freeman is positioning himself to be a prized mid-round pick, although NFL teams who are excited about him might be disappointed when he goes off the draft board too soon for them, according to NFL Media analyst Daniel... more

Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin had a strong pro day Tuesday and -- according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt -- might have helped solidify himself as a potential first-round pick in the NFL draft. But the good news for Benjamin... more

Louisville safety Calvin Pryor has been widely projected as a first-round choice in the 2014 NFL Draft by experts -- possibly the first safety chosen over Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix -- and his impressive 4.58 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine... more

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake was on hand Monday for the University of Florida pro day, and it's little wonder why. The club has a need for draft help at cornerback, and Gainesville is the place to get it. The Gators boast three... more

A few notables from NFL Media analyst Charles Davis' fourth installment of his first-round mock draft: 1. Receivers aplenty Davis sees wide receivers, an area of outstanding depth in the 2014 draft, occupying more than 20 percent of the first round (7... more

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray picked up as much love as a supposed third-day draft prospect could hope for on a Monday. Just hours after NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger predicted Murray to post the best NFL career of any quarterback in the... more

The Detroit Lions on Monday hosted arguably the top safety prospect in the NFL draft in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama, linking a first-round talent to a club thought to be more inclined to draft for a different position in the first round. Two... more

Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses tweaked a hamstring and ended his Monday pro day performance early, but nobody can say it's because the potential first-round pick has let himself get out of shape. To the contrary, Moses played as heavy as... more

Ask NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger who the most talented quarterback in the upcoming draft is, or who has the most potential, and you might get a different answer. You might hear a name like Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel . But ask him what... more

Dave Martin/Associated Press Alabama WR Amari Cooper is one of college football's top underclassmen prospects. Let the Amari Cooper hype begin. The star Alabama wide receiver, who will be a true junior this fall, said he ran unofficlal... more

Rice defensive coordinator Chris Thurmond's players only had to defend Johnny Manziel for eight pass attempts last year -- recall, the former Texas A&M star quarterback was suspended for the first half of the season opener against the Owls -- but even in... more

NFL clubs not sold on AJ McCarron as a high-end draft prospect, consider yourselves warned. Alabama coach Nick Saban apparently can't understand how McCarron isn't regarded as highly as any quarterback prospect available, and took up for his... more

It was one of the first questions scouts asked about Boston College running back Andre Williams : How in the world did he carry the football 355 times last season without catching even one? Yet, there it is on his stat line, just a few digits away from... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Don't count Manziel out as the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston Texans. According to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, Manziel... more

Three officials from the Minnesota Vikings descended on Alabama's pro day on Wednesday, giving way to speculation that the club is zooming in on AJ McCarron as a possible answer at quarterback. Not only was general manager Rick Spielman on hand , but... more

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo believes his skill set as an NFL prospect resembles the style of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Yet, it's one of Rogers' chief rivals for which he'd most like to play. Garoppolo's draft stock... more

When Jadeveon Clowney tries to rush his first NFL quarterback with pure speed around the edge, he won't be able to get to him. And when he tries his inside pass-rush move next, offensive tackles will be waiting for it. That's, at least, how one NFL... more

Former Boston College running back Andre Williams didn't immediately know quite what his official 40-yard dash time was Wednesday at the Golden Eagles' pro day event, but he was relieved to learn from scouts that his goal of improving on his 4.56... more

Add AJ McCarron to the list of quarterback draft prospects declaring themselves the best available after the Alabama quarterback didn't back down when asked about where he stands at the Crimson Tide's pro day event Wednesday. "Why not? The rest of... more

The Chicago Bears took a particular interest in South Carolina defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles at the NFL Scouting Combine. Considered one of the top interior defensive linemen available in the draft, Quarles would fill a need for the Bears, as... more

A veteran NFL locker room that works with Michael Sam 's transition as the NFL's first openly gay player would be ideal, fellow Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy said. Ealy would know more than almost anyone -- he was Sam's roommate at Missouri -- and... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Some awfully big names were among the dozens of NFL head coaches, general managers and scouts that gathered Wednesday at the University of Alabama for the Crimson Tide's annual pro day event, even though some of Alabama's top players... more

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley refuted a published report that NFL teams are worried about his health due to a concern about his knee at the Crimson Tide's annual pro day event Wednesday. "Everything went well. Before the combine... more

Alabama offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio said he has no concerns about his surgically repaired knee, but indicated Wednesday that he learned six NFL clubs do. "From what I heard, from the stuff you guys wrote, six teams," Kouandjio said at the... more

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph has both personal and professional reasons to have his fingers crossed for the club to draft South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft May 8. Personally, it... more

The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles have scheduled former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans for visits, Evans told College Football 24/7 on Tuesday. Projected by all of NFL Media analysts' mock drafts to be the second wide receiver drafted in... more

The unceremonious exit of DeMarcus Ware from the Cowboys sheds more light on a glaring need for the team: a pass rusher. And while Dallas' No. 16 pick in the draft might be a bit high for Auburn defensive end Dee Ford , his pass-rushing style is... more

So if you thought Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack helped himself at his pro day by improving his NFL Scouting Combine 40-yard dash time by a full tenth of a second, get a load of this: UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr blazed a 4.44 40-yard dash at his pro day... more

NFL clubs willing to invest in an offensive tackle in the first round of the NFL draft will be better off than those looking to plug the same hole in free agency. But according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah, they'll need to reel in one of three... more

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton doesn't have any questions about Johnny Manziel 's ability to make plays in the NFL, but making his way in the locker room in a leadership role is another matter. And as NFL clubs evaluate not... more

Ole Miss brothers Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche not only deny allegations that they participated in an assault, they're seeking $2 million in a civil claim against the plantiff for "false and defamatory statements." Key starters on the Ole Miss... more

As athletic as former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is, his change-of-direction skills have yet to be judged by NFL scouts in a workout setting, and one former NFL general manager says that they're questionable on game film. Phil... more

Retirement has apparently afforded Super Bowl-champion coach Bill Parcells the chance to do a few more favors, including one for a former player of his, Abe Elam. That favor afforded former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater -- potentially the No. 1... more

The developing narrative that the Jacksonville Jaguars will pass on drafting a quarterback with the third overall pick has taken a step forward as South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw, who is projected as a third-day choice (rounds 4-7) said he's... more

Texas A&M offensive lineman Jake Matthews is on his way to being a first-round pick because of his potential as a left tackle, and his skills as a pass protector make him ideally suited to the highest-paying position on the offensive line. But Texas A&M... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. The price is going up on Johnny Manziel's marketability, as of this week's news that apparel industry giant Nike has inked Manziel to an... more

Former Texas Christian standout Jason Verrett is among the most highly-regarded cornerbacks in the upcoming draft and a legitimate candidate to be a first-round pick. But according to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, Verrett might have what it takes... more

The St. Louis Rams were hands-on with offensive tackles Jake Matthews of Texas A&M and Greg Robinson of Auburn on back-to-back pro days earlier this week, but the one who fits the Rams the best of any tackle is Robinson. That's the opinion of NFL... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press QB Zach Mettenberger is planning to throw at the LSU pro day on April 9. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger 's speedy recovery from a torn ACL has progressed to the point where he has decided to show off his... more

The versatility to play on every defensive down isn't easy to come by in a draft prospect, and that might be Kony Ealy 's golden ticket. The former Missouri defensive end has been projected as a late first-round pick by NFL Media analysts Bucky Brooks... more

As former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins wowed NFL coaches and scouts in position drills Thursday at the Tigers' pro day event, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan was among the onlookers. In need of a wide receiver, the Jets figure to be a stronger... more

The Detroit Lions might not be in a good position to draft Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, that doesn't mean the club isn't interested in pairing the dynamic pass catcher with the best receiver in the game, Calvin Johnson. NFL Media insider Ian... more

Former Auburn running back Tre Mason and coach Gus Malzahn took exception to the suggestion that Mason's blocking is an area of concern for NFL clubs evaluating the Tigers' star rusher. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock mentioned blocking as a hole in... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has made no secret of his appreciation for the skills of former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins , calling him a top-10 pick and a franchise-caliber receiver at the NFL Scouting Combine two weeks ago. Thursday on "NFL AM,"... more

The Cleveland Browns' decision not to formally interview Johnny Manziel at the NFL Scouting Combine can't speak for the club's interest or disinterest in the former Texas A&M star, because as it turns out, they didn't speak with any quarterback. At... more

As much as the Oakland Raiders and Johnny Manziel might be an ideal fit from a personality standpoint -- outlaw quarterback joins outlaw club -- they wouldn't match quite as well personnel-wise. That's what former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon... more

Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans won't know exactly how his impressive NFL Scouting Combine performance will translate to the NFL draft until the day he's picked, presumably in the first round on May 8, but he has to like a phrase he's hearing from the... more

If the St. Louis Rams are interested in an offensive tackle with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, they aren't hiding it especially well. A day after Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau took an especially keen interest in the pro day workout of... more

While Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio's surgically repaired knee might have been flagged at the NFL Scouting Combine, it shouldn't affect his ability to play in the NFL in the short term, the Crimson Tide's team doctor told NFL Media Insider Ian... more

Count Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson among a handful of prospects making a public case for himself, along with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney , to be the No. 1 overall pick of the Houston... more

Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was among the players interviewed by the Cincinnati Bengals at the NFL Scouting Combine last month, and the club is believed to have interest in the Bulldogs' record-breaking quarterback. Draft's top sleepers... more

Weather precluded former Alabama State running back Isaiah Crowell from improving on his 40-yard dash at ASU's pro day Tuesday, but it didn't keep him from providing some insight into which NFL clubs have expressed interest in him of late. Crowell said... more

Former Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy will be joining other top performers from the NFL Scouting Combine in being little more than a spectator on pro day. After impressing scouts in Indianapolis with the fastest three-cone drill time of any defensive... more

The White House put Michael Sam's decision not to be, at least early in his NFL career, perceived as an activist for gay rights to the test, and the former Missouri defensive end passed it. Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, declined an... more

If NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks' latest mock draft is on target, former Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles will have a lengthy and uncomfortable wait through most of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8. Brooks projects Bortles to... more

The story behind the early departure from the NFL Scouting Combine of San Diego State running back Adam Muema, who has said he was divinely inspired to do so, continues to unfold as the chaplain of the Green Bay Packers told latimes.com that Muema... more

So what does Jadeveon Clowney 's 37.5-inch vertical leap look like on a basketball court? With the variable of a couple years separating Clowney delivering a slam dunk in a 2012 charity basketball game and his vertical measurement taken at the NFL... more

Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford turned in unofficial 40-yard dash times of 4.53 and 4.59 at the school's pro day event Tuesday morning, according to Auburn's official Twitter feed . Ford also bench-pressed 225 pounds 29 times, which would have... more

Some big names were on hand Tuesday morning for Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack 's pro day event, and the first-round prospect didn't disappoint . According to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport, Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine and Oakland Raiders... more

For Greg Robinson , Auburn's pro day event Tuesday isn't exactly pressure-packed. That's the luxury afforded to the former Tigers left tackle after a jaw-dropping display of athleticism at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis nearly two weeks ago. For... more

Henry Josey 's reconstructed knee held up well enough last year to hang 1,166 yards and 16 touchdowns against an SEC schedule. That's about as much on-field validation as a rehabbed running back could hope for. But Josey, a former Missouri star, still... more

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah has updated his rankings of the NFL draft's top 50 prospects in the wake of the NFL Scouting Combine, and the risers and fallers are many. Here are three notables from each category: Three risers 1. Mike Evans ,... more

Getting under Jake Matthews' skin isn't an easy task. The former Texas A&M left tackle and soon-to-be first-round NFL draft pick keeps an even keel on the field and frustrates opponents with every tool a pass protector needs: size, athleticism and... more

The NFL club that drafts Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley in May will be getting a reserved player who does far less to draw attention by what he says than by how he plays. But that shouldn't be mistaken for an inability to lead others, according to UA... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Nick Marshall helped take Auburn to the national title game in his first season as the Tigers' starting QB. Quarterback guru George Whitfield can make Nick Marshall drop back into the San Diego surf until his... more

Tack another NFL scout onto the pile of Jadeveon Clowney doubters who aren't ready to anoint him as a future All-Pro just because the 266-pound defensive end ran a 4.53 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine last week. "I would not put my job on the... more

February

Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won't participate in Washington's April 2 pro day workout after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, according to CBSSports.com. Doctors at the NFL Scouting Combine discovered... more

Teddy Bridgewater may have breezed through the NFL Scouting Combine doing little more than interviewing with clubs and skipping more drills than he participated in, but that has only set up a more demanding pro day workout for him. Bridgewater is vying... more

Would Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien be willing to build his offensive system to suit Johnny Manziel's talents? Would the Jaguars' Gus Bradley, the Browns' Mike Pettine or Raiders coach Dennis Allen? For Tony Dungy, this is the question they... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. One of the most intriguing nuggets from Manziel's trip to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine was the way he handled his interview... more

Cathleen Allison/Associated Press Adam Muema declared early entry for the draft despite knowing he was not among the elite RB prospects. Adam Muema is safe, but his place in the NFL is far from it. The former San Diego State running back,... more

Pairing Jadeveon Clowney with J.J. Watt as a pass-rushing duo with the Houston Texans has a nice ring to it, but Clowney might not be the ideal fit for the Texans' 3-4 scheme. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage told Fox Sports AM 620... more

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin is at least the second NFL figure -- joining San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh -- to suggest the biggest challenge for former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam as the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect... more

Jadeveon Clowney comes across with extreme confidence about his preparation for the NFL draft and his place among the elite first-round prospects. The former South Carolina star believes he should be the No. 1 overall pick, and has explained why to... more

Johnny Manziel 's calculated separation from the Johnny Football persona continued with Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" show on ESPN, which will feature Manziel and other top quarterback prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft for a series of episodes this spring. A... more

No fewer than 17 NFL quarterback coaches, polled at the NFL Scouting Combine, favor Fresno State's Derek Carr over Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel as a draft prospect, according to a report . Hold everything. The conventional wisdom that has developed in... more

The support at Missouri for former defensive end Michael Sam, who is attempting to become the NFL's first openly gay player, has drawn unilateral praise from those closest to the Tigers program -- most importantly from Sam himself. But that doesn't... more

After taping an episode of his TV show with first-round draft prospect Johnny Manziel , Super Bowl champion coach Jon Gruden compared him to former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Steve Young, and is sold not only on Manziel's ability to succeed in... more

If the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect is trying to become its first openly gay player, Michael Sam might have some work to do. The former Missouri defensive end's measurables at the NFL Scouting Combine didn't exactly thrill the scouting... more

After turning in one of the most impressive performances among wide receivers at the NFL Scouting Combine, LSU's Odell Beckham, Jr. has his draft stock on the rise. Beckham has cracked NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks' Big Board , which has been updated... more

The NFL Scouting Combine revealed plenty about the upcoming draft class, but didn't quite reveal all. With the dust now settled in Indianapolis, here is a look at five key questions about prospects that are yet to be answered: 1. Manziel's throwing arm... more

Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage believes former Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald may have vaulted himself among the top 15 picks of the 2014 NFL Draft with his performance in Indianapolis at the NFL Scouting Combine. Savage,... more

Call it a mixed case of due diligence and faint hopes, but the Dallas Cowboys' interview of Johnny Manziel at the NFL Scouting Combine was the club's way of being prepared in case the red flags on the former Texas A&M star cause him to tumble to the... more

One day after comparing Johnny Manziel to both Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson as a top-impact type of player, former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer unloaded on Johnny Football and his persona as a party-loving jetsetter. "I don't... more

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson knows the value of speed like few other players in the NFL. At just 175 pounds, Jackson is one of the league's best receivers, and speed is a huge part of the former Cal star's game. So when Jackson... more

Penn State coach James Franklin at least had an angle with the Julius Peppers plan. As the wide receivers coach at Maryland, Franklin was in on the Terps' game plan to block Peppers while he was terrorizing quarterbacks in his final two seasons at North... more

With Jadeveon Clowney being one of the NFL draft's elite prospects, one would think that only heavy-hitting players in the apparel game such as Nike and Adidas would have a shot at signing him to an endorsement contract. Take a look as the combine gets... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville's Calvin Pryor , regarded as the top two safety prospects available in the NFL draft, ran identical 4.58 40-yard dashes at the NFL Scouting Combine Tuesday. Separating the two hasn't been easy... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- If the Atlanta Falcons come down to Buffalo's Khalil Mack and UCLA's Anthony Barr for the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, look for Mack to be the one to get the call. That's the way plugged-in Atlanta Journal-Constitution... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys is a virtually impossible scenario, but this much is clear: The club likes Johnny Football. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, in fact, predicted NFL stardom for the former... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam ran an official 40-yard dash time of 4.91 seconds Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Silver: Standing with Sam Facing the assembled media for the first time since announcing he's gay, Michael... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Auburn defensive end Dee Ford isn't backing down from his assessment that the NFL draft's top-rated pass rusher, Jadeveon Clowney , plays like "a blind dog in a meat market ." And Ford still insists he, not Clowney, is the best... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Leave it to Hall of Famer and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp to deliver a colorful explanation of the criticism Auburn defensive end Dee Ford directed toward Jadeveon Clowney at the NFL Scouting Combine. On the final day of mostly... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney officially clocked a 4.53 40-yard dash Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine to lead all defensive linemen. Potentially the No. 1 overall pick of the Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft, Clowney... more

INDIANAPOLIS --Just one day after declaring himself a better pass rusher than Jadeveon Clowney and thus setting up an interesting battle between the two at the NFL Scouting Combine, Auburn defensive end Dee Ford has withdrawn from workouts. Silver:... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine , the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Manziel 'fessed up that his interviews with NFL clubs at the combine have indeed... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Dee Ford took aim at Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday, and minced no words in trying to establish himself as the top pass rusher in the NFL draft. Comparing Clowney's reckless style of play to "a blind dog in a meat market," the 6-foot-2,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As defensive backs close the NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday with 40-yard dashes that will, in some cases, help them move up draft boards, Aaron Colvin will have to sit and hope they don't move above him. The former Oklahoma... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Since the end of the college football season, NFL draft prospects have been thinking of almost nothing but the NFL Scouting Combine. Johnny Manziel has been ignoring it. At least, that's what the star quarterback's speed coach,... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- There were indeed 10 other players not named Jadeveon Clowney on the South Carolina defense last year, but one would hardly know it, given the media attention and credit that the nation's most dynamic defensive player drew for his team's... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel ran an official 40-yard dash of 4.68 seconds Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. It was just what he needed. For those expecting Manziel's prolific rushing exploits to translate into a blazing 40-yard dash like the 4.41... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine , the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. They're rivals this week on the Lucas Oil Stadium field, but that isn't stopping Teddy... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly two months after his mysterious suspension from the Rose Bowl by Michigan State, linebacker Max Bullough was in no mood Saturday to divulge details about his absence from the Spartans' 24-20 win over Stanford. At least not... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee left tackle Antonio Richardson isn't the only offensive tackle prospect whose NFL draft stock appears to be backsliding due to knee trouble at the NFL Scouting Combine. Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio failed physical... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, Michael Sam will deliver his best efforts at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend to help his goal of being drafted in May. But once that goal is attained, his next goal might be to gain more... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier made a stir last week on NFL AM in describing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney 's work ethic as just "OK," and ranking the soon-to-be first-round draft pick's work habits behind those of several former... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Concerns about the medical reports on offensive lineman Antonio Richardson aren't helping the draft status of the former Tennessee left tackle, according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis, who questioned on NFL Network Saturday whether... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Jadeveon Clowney might have come up a bit short of his listed college height at the NFL Scouting Combine on Saturday, measuring at 6-foot-5 1/4, but the Clowney measurement that raised the most attention was an 83-inch wingspan, which... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine , the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. The hardest fastball Manziel received during 15 minutes with reporters was up around the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Intimate personal stories rarely make the rounds among media interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine, but Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr shared a deeply intimate story about his infant son on Friday. Born with intestinal... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Like any NFL rookie, AJ McCarron would like nothing more than to start as a rookie this fall. But if the former Alabama quarterback has to ride a bench to begin his pro career, he can't think of a better place to do it than New... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- At age 36 and with three Super Bowl titles on his resume, there isn't much left for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to dream of for his NFL career. But as one of the league's least athletic quarterbacks, he'd apparently like a... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Johnny Manziel was quizzed about reported counseling he received at Texas A&M for alcohol and anger management issues Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine, and unlike his answers to virtually every other question he received in a 15-minute... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- So what does the quarter-inch difference between Johnny Manziel 's prediction that he would measure 6 feet tall at the NFL Scouting Combine and the 5-11 3/4 that he actually measured mean? Pretty much nothing, if you ask his private... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- With presumably no chance of landing Johnny Manziel in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys want to talk to the former Texas A&M star anyway at the NFL Scouting Combine. And they've used one of their 60 allotted interviews to do it.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- A week after promising he would measure "72 inches on the dot " at the NFL Scouting Combine, quarterback Johnny Manziel came up just short of the mark in the official measurement early Friday morning. The former Texas A&M quarterback... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- From the NFL Scouting Combine, the day that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. Turn up the highlights! If you've ever gotten frustrated with grainy, shaky, hard-to-see... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the New England Patriots seek to replace Aaron Hernandez as their slot tight end this offseason, draft prospect Jace Amaro's name keeps coming up as a possible answer. Most recently, by Amaro himself. Earlier this week, NFL... more

For former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla, the interview chair will feel more like a dentist's chair this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, where his arrest and subsequent guilty plea for cocaine possession will be at the heart of his conversations with all... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Questions from both media and NFL clubs are tougher on some draft prospects than others at the NFL Scouting Combine, and for former Washington tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, the grill got fairly hot on Thursday. Considered among the... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- Xavier Su'a-Filo is doing his best to stay humble at the NFL Scouting Combine, but when one of the NFL's most legendary personnel men sang his praises, Su'a-Filo couldn't help but be excited. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt predicted... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's concern for the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, former Missouri linebacker Michael Sam , is more about the attention he'll receive from the media rather than from the league and its players.... more

INDIANAPOLIS -- If Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie sees Johnny Manziel as the franchise's next quarterback, he might want to re-think the position. That's how former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon, now an analyst with Sirius XM NFL Radio,... more

Few people know former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, better than Kony Ealy. They shared a team, a position, and even a room at Missouri. Ealy, a potential first-round pick and squarely in the second... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock held a marathon media teleconference of roughly 2 hours, 40 minutes to discuss draft prospects entering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. A look at some of Mayock's key points: 1. Manziel a Flutie-Tarkenton hybrid In... more

Michael Sam does not have a clear position at the NFL level, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. In echoing similar comments from fellow analyst Daniel Jeremiah, Mayock said he doesn't see Sam, who has become the draft's most talked-about... more

Just how much Jadeveon Clowney loves the game of football will be the question NFL teams are most interested in at the NFL Scouting Combine, according to NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock. Clowney's physical skills, on the other hand, aren't a question... more

Who does Johnny Manziel look like on a football field? One quarterback can't define him, as far as NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock is concerned. But Mayock was able to combine two for a Manziel comparision: Doug Flutie and Fran Tarkenton. "At the... more

UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr joined Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel as elite football prospects making a case for themselves as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Take a look at NFL stars showing off their skills at the NFL Scouting... more

Johnny Manziel paid close attention to the Super Bowl, and saw just what he was hoping for when it ended: A smallish quarterback holding the Lombardi Trophy. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, in just his second year in the league, is just... more

Five takeaways from NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock's initial position-by-position prospect rankings : 1. Bridgewater over Manziel The debate over which quarterback is the best among Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater , Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and... more

BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy was rated as the most impressive outside linebacker at the Reese's Senior Bowl, ahead of Florida State's Christian Jones and Georgia Tech's Jeremiah Attaochu, according to Senior Bowl executive director and former Cleveland... more

Florida's Jaylen Watkins is widely considered the third-best defensive back prospect from his own school, behind cornerbacks Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson , but the versatile former Gator intends to grab plenty of attention with his 40-yard dash... more

David Fales might not have much elite company in throwing passes at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the former San Jose State quarterback can't afford the luxury of joining top-tier signal-callers on the sideline. Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel won't... more

With the Dallas Cowboys drafting with the 16th or 17th pick in the first round of the NFL draft, and just about any credible assertion of Johnny Manziel's draft value establishing him as a top 10 pick and perhaps even the No. 1 pick of the Houston Texans,... more

D.J. Swearinger has played behind Jadeveon Clowney, and he's played behind J.J. Watt. Now the Houston Texans safety is hoping to play behind both. Swearinger, a former star at South Carolina, is pushing for the club to take Clowney with the No. 1... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel : Two up 1. How about these ups? Johnny Football dunking a basketball, at a listed height of 6-foot-1 that may prove to be a tad generous at the NFL... more

The Houston Texans picking Johnny Manziel No. 1 overall in the NFL draft would be a great decision, Manziel said, but not picking him would be one the club would live to regret. Especially if the quarterback-starved Jacksonville Jaguars grabbed him with... more

Few are better qualified to judge Johnny Manziel's balance of on-field focus and off-field fun than Joe Namath, the former New York Jets star quarterback who could run the offense and run the streets with equal effectiveness during a 13-year pro career.... more

Of the 335 NFL draft prospects who will gather in Indianapolis next week for the NFL Scouting Combine, personal interviews with individual NFL clubs will be more crucial for some than others. And none more crucial than Chris Boyd. The former... more

If Jadeveon Clowney enjoys a better NFL career as a pass rusher than former No. 1 overall pick Mario Williams, NFL Films producer Greg Cosell won't be surprised. Cosell said he likes Clowney over Williams on the Houston-based Proper Gentlemen of... more

It's Sammy Watkins, then everyone else. Everyone, including anyone since A.J. Green and Julio Jones. That's how highly NFL Films producer Greg Cosell views Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and his place among the elite prospects in the 2014 NFL... more

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has long been a proponent of NCAA athletes getting better financial compensation than simply the value of an athletic scholarship. Now, he has even more reason to advocate the growing national sentiment for that to... more

As sideshows go, whatever apparel company ultimately signs Johnny Manziel for an endorsement is a far cry from the drama surrounding which NFL club will choose him in the NFL draft, but at least this race is easier to handicap. Manziel met with Nike... more

That Johnny Manziel might run too much for his own good in the NFL is the longest-standing red flag, along with his size, about the former Heisman Trophy winner's pro potential as a quarterback. That Manziel tucked and ran despite having open receivers at... more

While the 40-yard dash might be the most important drill for many of the NFL prospects who will gather at the NFL Scouting Combine beginning next week, it won't be the pivotal test for former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay... more

Nobody can accuse Central Florida coach George O'Leary of overselling quarterback prospect Blake Bortles, who led O'Leary's team to its first BCS bowl appearance last season. O'Leary's definition of a franchise quarterback might be a little more lofty... more

Alabama defensive back Vinnie Sunseri is a sleeper for the NFL draft, but the son of former Carolina Panthers assistant coach Sal Sunseri isn't asleep in preparation. Sunseri tore an ACL on Oct. 19 against Arkansas, ending his junior season with the... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is deep with talent. Really deep. So deep, in fact, that the back end of that talent isn't prepared to play at the pro level. That's what Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert suggested Wednesday with regard to a record... more

Getting a show of support from President Barack Obama and the First Lady via Twitter had to be special for Michael Sam, but then again, he's not trying to find a job at the White House. The NFL's first openly gay draft prospect is, however, looking... more

NFL Films producer Greg Cosell isn't quite sure what to make of Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, but he sure didn't like what he saw in the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner's last two regular-season games. Speaking with the Midday 180 radio program in Nashville... more

Is one dominant defensive end enough for an NFL team? Jadeveon Clowney doesn't think so, and he intends to convince the Houston Texans of the same. The former South Carolina defensive end spoke in-depth Wednesday with College Football 24/7 about his... more

Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, potentially the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, doesn't know Michael Sam. But he's seen him play enough to be impressed with the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, regardless of his... more

Johnny Manziel has about 750,000 Twitter followers, so forgive him if he doesn't pay any attention to the anonymous masses watching his every social media move. But one of his latest followers might catch his eye, and this one is anything but anonymous:... more

For all the support that former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam has received since announcing that he is gay, the father of NFL's first openly gay draft prospect has said it has been difficult for him to accept. Michael Sam Sr. said the news was... more

West Virginia running back Charles Sims will probably play his way into a running back rotation in the NFL as a rookie this fall as well as have a role as a kick returner, according to Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage, who rated Sims as... more

Former Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday has seen enough of former Texas A&M star quarterback Johnny Manziel to be sold on his ability to succeed in the NFL, and he doesn't want to hear about the competitive gap between the SEC... more

Rusty Costanza / Associated Press Reuben Foster previously committed to Auburn before signing with Alabama last year. Rashaan Evans and his family knew things would be rough living in his hometown of Auburn, Ala., and attending Auburn High... more

Is the state of Mississippi ready for an openly gay college player? That's the question clarionledger.com asked in the wake of Missouri's Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay NFL draft prospect on Sunday night. And while the answer can't be known... more

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken activist for gay rights, offered up two NFL clubs that could be ideal fits -- one predictable, one not so predictable -- for the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, Michael Sam: The New England... more

Former Missouri quarterback James Franklin's beliefs about homosexuality stopped him short of a show of support for former teammate Michael Sam, who is the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect, but the Tigers' three-year starter said he was accepting of... more

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who played collegiately at Auburn for just one season between junior college and an early jump to the NFL, is back on the Plains this spring in pursuit of a degree. An Auburn spokesperson confirmed to al.com... more

While Michael Sam figures to become the NFL's first openly gay player this fall, provided the former Missouri defensive end and mid-to-late-round draft prospect makes a team, he has no plans to invest much, if any, time in using his platform as a future... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock echoed fellow analyst Bucky Brooks Monday in assessing Missouri defensive end Michael Sam as a third- to fifth-round choice in the May 8-10 NFL draft, and he said he doesn't think Sam's sexual orientation would change that.... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press Johnny Manziel has not indicated whether he will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. Johnny Manziel won't put his throwing arm on display for NFL scouts at the Texas A&M pro day event on March 5, and will... more

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay NFL draft prospect Sunday night, projects as a fourth- or fifth-round draft pick and has a skill set similar to Philadelphia Eagles pass rusher Trent Cole, according to NFL Media... more

Former Missouri pass rusher and 2014 NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam received support from the highest of places Monday for his decision to make public that he is gay, from President Barack Obama and, earlier in the morning, from First Lady Michelle Obama.... more

The announcement by former Missouri standout Michael Sam Sunday night that he is gay wasn't planned to have come until after the 2014 NFL Draft, according to his agent, but when news of Sam's sexual orientation began to leak at the Senior Bowl in Mobile,... more

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, a projected NFL draft pick in May, made it publicly known Sunday night that he is gay , setting the stage to become the NFL's first openly gay player. Reaction to the news on Twitter was explosive: Support for... more

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam told The New York Times and ESPN he is gay, and the 2014 NFL Draft prospect plans to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. "I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it," Sam... more

Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson recorded 106 tackles during the 2013 season. Tennessee LB A.J. Johnson, one of the top returning seniors in college football, was arrested Saturday along with Vols teammate DT Danny... more

Alabama's AJ McCarron isn't the only quarterback prospect unsure whether he will throw passes at the NFL Scouting Combine later this month. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is also hedging the decision, deferring to his advisors, including his brother... more

New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's first order of business when it comes to prospect evaluations will be to assess the quarterbacks, and though he hasn't yet turned on the film, Johnny Manziel already has made an impression. "I... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. You didn't think national signing day would come and go without some sort of anecdotal contribution about Johnny Football, did you?... more

Jadeveon Clowney's claim that he should be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft isn't the first time NFL Media analyst and former scout Daniel Jeremiah has heard a prospect make that statement, but in this case, Jeremiah is buying it. "In my opinion,... more

David J. Phillips / Associated Press Tim Tebow is contracted to serve as a broadcaster for the new SEC Network that launches in the summer. Tim Tebow's days as an NFL quarterback might be done, but that doesn't mean the former Broncos starter... more

Oh, will @fauxpelini ever have a good time with this. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini's recruitment of lineman Tanner Farmer included a living room wrestling challenge during Pelini's visit to the Farmer home. According to omaha.com, Farmer is the strongest... more

Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press Zach Mettenberger showed great improvement in 2013 under the tutelage of Cam Cameron. Former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron made some adjustments to LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's... more

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote Thursday that Auburn's Dee Ford was worthy of the buzz he generated with his performance at the Reese's Senior Bowl, and Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage agrees with him. Ford helped himself more than... more

As the quarterback who knocked Tony Romo off the top of a few all-time record lists at Eastern Illinois, Jimmy Garoppolo has fielded more and more questions about how he measures up with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback as the 2014 NFL Draft draws closer.... more

Nobody can say former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's confidence isn't where it should be. "I just think I should be the No. 1 pick taken in the draft, overall. So we'll see how that goes," Clowney said Thursday on the Dan Patrick Show.... more

Wade Phillips endorsed the drafting of Johnny Manziel during an unsuccessful interview to become the Houston Texans' permanent head coach, and kiddingly inferred on a local Houston radio show Thursday morning that ownership might not have agreed with the... more

Central Florida's Blake Bortles has been a fast riser among NFL quarterback prospects for the upcoming draft, but for NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, it's been a little too fast. But on the College Football 24/7 podcast (46:10 mark ), fellow analyst... more

Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage sees Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald as a top-50 draft choice after the 6-1, 290-pounder dominated drill work at Senior Bowl practices. On Wednesday, Savage echoed the sentiments of NFL scouts... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press Steve Sarkisian's first recruiting class at USC was rated No. 11 in the nation in 247sports.com's composite rankings. The carousel of head coaches that blew through Southern Cal in the fall, from Lane Kiffin... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports Former South Carolina DL Kelcy Quarles' inspiration comes from watching former NFL stars. Kelcy Quarles knows his Green Bay Packers history. And while that might not get him any closer to the starting lineup if... more

Von Miller. Aldon Smith. Mario Williams. All three and more of the NFL's top pass rushers surfaced among remarks that SI.com collected from the scouting community about the potential of former South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney. And while each... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Alabam's Nick Saban has assembled what is believed to be the top 2014 recruiting class. When signees shock college football fans on national signing day by choosing the unexpected school, there is typically a... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LSU coach Les Miles added some offensive firepower to his roster on National Signing Day. The heart of the LSU offense will be ripped out this offseason with a quarterback (Zach Mettenberger), two wide... more

Wade Payne / Associated Press Jadeveon Clowney might just pull off the rare feat of being a top high school recruit-turned-No. 1 NFL draft pick. A look at the nation's No. 1 recruit over the past 10 years (rated by Rivals.com): 2013 DE... more

Houston Texans chief operating officer Cal McNair and potential No. 1 overall draft pick Johnny Manziel exchanged a high-five Tuesday night, and McNair didn't even have to travel to Manziel's San Diego training site to do it. Manziel flew to Houston... more

Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports LSU recruit Leonard Fournette draws comparisons to six-time Pro Bowl selection Adrian Peterson. A look at the nation's top 10 college prospects and where they committed to sign, according to 247Sports' Composite... more

Count Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley among those, including Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff , who are saying nothing but positive things about Jadeveon Clowney. Bradley joined Jacksonville's 1010XL radio Tuesday night to discuss... more

Eric Gay/Associated Press Mack Brown's Longhorns were blown out by Mark Helfrich's Ducks in the 2013 Alamo Bowl. Like many who read a cbssports.com story detailing comments that Texas recruit John Bonney made to Houston television station... more

Danny Johnston / Associated Press Arkansas DL Robert Thomas said the bench press might be the only workout he does at the combine. Arkansas defensive lineman Robert Thomas' rehabilitation from a broken leg has progressed well, but not well... more

Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has concerns about the work ethic of former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, but both he and Central Florida's Blake Bortles are in contention to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Texans in the upcoming NFL draft, according... more

Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin ranked as the top North squad offensive lineman at the Reese's Senior Bowl, according to executive director Phil Savage, while Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson ranked atop the South squad linemen at the... more

A look at the high school recruiting profiles of the top 50 prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft , according to NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah: 1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Class: 2011 Size as a recruit: 6-6, 247 Rivals.com rating:... more

AP Photo/Matt Slocum Former Giants quarterback Jared Lorenzen is still playing in the Continental Indoor Football League. (Courtesy LEX18) The Round Mound of Touchdown. The Pillsbury Throwboy. Hefty lefty. The nicknames all still apply to... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham has been involved in two marijuana-related arrests at Missouri. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's cooperation with police following his arrest on a drug charge last month... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is on the verge of landing a very solid recruiting class. With the University of Kentucky on the brink of completing one of its best football recruiting classes just two days prior to... more

Former New England Patriots defensive back Rodney Harrison said he believes coach Bill Belichick needs to add a hard-hitting safety more than anything else in the offseason. "I really believe, if they could get that physical, hard-hitting safety ...... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL AJ McCarron said he isn't a fan of 5-star recruits who carry a sense of entitlement with them into the college ranks. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had some sharp, albeit not altogether accurate, words for the... more

January

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. Johnny Football may have sworn off Twitter until after the NFL draft, but he's still up to providing fans with a snapshot here and there on... more

The Atlanta Falcons are as high on top NFL draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney as anyone, but while the Falcons might be willing to trade up from the No. 6 position, don't look for general manager Thomas Dimitroff to give away the house trading up to land... more

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron couldn't help but take a friendly jab at ABC and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger on the tail end of an NFL Network interview with Scott Hanson Thursday during the network's Super Bowl coverage. One of the top... more

Brandon Wade / Associated Press Missouri WR Dorial Green-Beckham had a team-high 59 receptions and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. Missouri sophomore wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham did not own the pound of marijuana police discovered in a... more

Garry Jones/Associated Press Kentucky coach Mark Stoops pulled off a recruiting coup by landing defensive lineman Matt Elam. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops shared an unwanted distinction with Arkansas' Bret Bielema last year as the only two SEC... more

Showing up at the BCS National Championship Game for some face time on ESPN was one thing. But to Johnny Manziel, showing up among the celebrities at the Super Bowl is quite another. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reports that the former Texas A&M... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/Associated Press AJ McCarron said Thursday he hasn't decided whether he will go through passing drills at the combine. Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron told a radio show Wednesday that he expects his athleticism to... more

LM Otero/Associated Press TCU QB Casey Pachall's disappointing 2013 season was shortened by a broken arm. In a move described at star-telegram.com as "shocking, and disappointing," the web site reported Texas Christian quarterback Casey... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL AJ McCarron uses the fact that he isn't projected to be a first-round pick as motivation. Like any quarterback at the NFL Scouting Combine, former Alabama signal-caller AJ McCarron's throwing arm will be under heavy... more

Ole Miss freshman defensive back Bobby Hill has been suspended by coach Hugh Freeze after his arrest Tuesday on a charge of sexual battery, according to clarionledger.com . Hill, who appeared in 10 games as a freshman last season, is being held in... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press San Jose State QB David Fales fared well in the Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge. Who has the strongest throwing arm among NFL draft quarterback prospects David Fales of San Jose State, Tajh Boyd... more

Associated Press Buccaneers QB Jordan Rodgers tweeted his frustration with a Vanderbilt athletic department policy. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jordan Rodgers ripped the Vanderbilt football program, where he was a two-year starter, for... more

Perry Knotts/NFL Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is being used in recruiting pitches by Arkansas and Wisconsin. Recruiting top college prospects to play at Arkansas is tough business. Nevermind its proximity to talent-rich Texas. By the time... more

"The M&M Super Bowl Special" on NFL Network featuring Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk veered toward the NFL draft just long enough for a quick segment about which draft prospect will be under the most pressure at next month's NFL Scouting Combine. And... more

Kicker Conner Mertens of Willamette (Oregon) University became the first active college football player to publicly come out as LGBT this week when he told his coach, followed by his team, followed by the world via social media, that he is bisexual.... more

John Bazemore / Associated Press Johnny Manziel's No. 2 jersey isn't likely to be retired anytime soon based on A&M's history with retiring numbers. If Texas A&M ultimately decides to put Johnny Manziel's No. 2 jersey in a glass case and... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press LSU QB Zach Mettenberger plans to attend the NFL Scouting Combine but might not participate in drills. LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger's rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee has gone... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Tim Tebow's burgeoning broadcasting career takes another leap this week when he co-hosts on "Good Morning America." As Tim Tebow continues his unlikely quest to return to the NFL as a quarterback, his side career as a... more

John Raoux / Associated Press South Carolina QB Connor Shaw is hoping to improve his arm strength leading up to the NFL Scouting Combine. South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is working out six hours per day in preparation for the NFL... more

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press Johnny Manziel is positioning himself to make marketing money before he ever throws a pass in the NFL. Johnny Football is apparently so big, one marketing agency isn't enough. Manziel's new partnership with... more

Johnny Vy/ NFL Kain Colter is attempting to organize a union for college football players. While NFL draft prospects like Kain Colter are hard at work training to better their own futures, Colter himself has his focus on bettering the futures... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban did everything he could to convince safety Vinnie Sunseri to stay at UA for one more season, but the junior who missed the latter part of the season with an ACL tear told Atlanta's 790 The Zone he is convinced he is ready for the... more

Bill Haber / Associated Press Former LSU QB Zach Mettenberger had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments Jan. 2. Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray isn't the only SEC quarterback with NFL hopes who is navigating a rapid recovery from a... more

If Johnny Manziel feels at all indebted to undersized quarterbacks for helping pave his path to the NFL, the names could range from Doug Flutie to Drew Brees to, of course, Seattle Seahawks second-year star Russell Wilson. But Manziel might also tip his... more

Jim Brown / USA Today Sports Chris Boyd was dismissed from Vandy's football team after his alleged involvement in a rape charge. Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Chris Boyd has been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Boyd... more

Rick Bowmer / Associated Press Utah's Trevor Reilly expects to be ready for next month's NFL Scouting Combine. Utah linebacker Trevor Reilly was unable to participate in recent all-star games because he had minor knee surgery this month.... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL A billboard campaign urging the Texans to draft Johnny Manziel is underway in Texas. The neighborly thing to do -- not to mention the easier and cheaper thing -- would be for Tony Buzbee to simply knock on Houston Texans... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- A few things we learned from Saturday's Reese's Senior Bowl in a 20-10 win by the South squad: 1) Ford the week's big winner: Dee Ford is on another level as a prospect compared with just about anyone on either Senior Bowl roster.... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- For Dee Ford, being the buzz of the week in practice just wasn't enough for his Reese's Senior Bowl performance. The Auburn defensive end dominated when the game-day cameras turned on, as well. Ford recorded two sacks and a pass... more

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Florida State QB Jameis Winston is returning to his school's baseball team. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is formally into baseball mode just a couple of weeks after leading a national championship win... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- A few quotables from Senior Bowl coaches Gus Bradley and Mike Smith on Reese's Senior Bowl prospects this week: Bradley on Virginia offensive tackle Morgan Moses: "He's done a good job. I have not watched as much as I should of... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- NFL general managers Thomas Dimitroff of the Atlanta Falcons and Dave Caldwell of the Jacksonville Jaguars got a good chance to catch up this week at the Reese's Senior Bowl, with their teams' coaching staffs working with the North and... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- "It's the worst Senior Bowl talent I've seen." That indictment of the collection of talent at the Reese's Senior Bowl came from an NFL general manager, and he wasn't the only personnel man to lament the scouting opportunity during the... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Playing time can be tough to come by when 55 players are squeezed into 60 minutes of football at the Reese's Senior Bowl, but North squad coach Mike Smith has devised perhaps the only fair way to split time among his quarterbacks,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The fourth day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Thursday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Any place, anywhere If Minnesota defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman proved one thing... more

Jim Brown/USA TODAY Sports Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews is coming off a highly productive college career. MOBILE, Ala. -- Antonio Andrews owns it. The Western Kentucky running back coughed up six fumbles last season, five of them lost... more

Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman has impressed evaluators at Senior Bowl practices. MOBILE, Ala. -- The last thing an NFL prospect who plays in the defensive front seven wants is a scheme label. One of the surest... more

Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports Boston College OL Matt Patchan played six seasons of college football. MOBILE, Ala. -- As an alternate brought in to replace an injured player , Boston College offensive lineman Matt Patchan will barely get half... more

AP Photo/Dave Martin Nick Saban typically only endorses underclassmen with first-round grades to leave school early for the NFL draft. MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban joined Reese's Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage this... more

Johnny Vy/NFL Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson is learning stay lower in his blocks. MOBILE, Ala. -- Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson came into the practice week at the Reese's Senior Bowl with a few advantages beyond his... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- One of the most electrifying scenes of the practice week at the Reese's Senior Bowl -- and one that, not coincidentally, is heavily watched by NFL scouts and personnel execs -- are the live pass rush drills between the linemen. It's... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The third day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Wednesday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Murray taking part Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is the only player on hand for the... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Even among a collection of the nation's most talented college football players, Tennessee defensive lineman Daniel McCullers can't help but stand out for his size at the Reese's Senior Bowl. McCullers, a nose guard on the South... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- When AJ McCarron officially passed on the chance to participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, eventually citing medical reasons , the door opened for a sixth and final quarterback to be added to the roster. At the time, Reese's Senior... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Auburn defensive end Dee Ford has been among the bright spots for the Reese's Senior Bowl South squad this week, and the 6-foot-2, 240-pound pass rusher has done nothing but help his NFL draft stock since practices began Monday. One scout... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Having just won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors, and generally wreaking havoc in one of college football's top conferences for the past three seasons, Chris Borland's ability to stop the run is questioned by few. Does being... more

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press At 6-2, 255 pounds, Missouri DE Michael Sam is considered undersized for a defensive end at the next level. MOBILE, Ala. -- Missouri defensive end Michael Sam worked at both defensive end and linebacker during... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Pittsburgh defensive lineman Aaron Donald had a dominant showing on Tuesday working against the North squad offensive linemen. At 6-1, 288 pounds, Donald plays low and strong, leveraging blockers with quickness and a lot of raw strength.... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The second day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Tuesday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Matthews turns heads After grousing about dropping a few passes Monday , Vanderbilt wide... more

Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports Jadeveon Clowney visited the Senior Bowl Tuesday even though he's not participating in the all-star game. MOBILE, Ala. -- Arguably the top junior in the 2014 NFL Draft showed up at the Reese's Senior Bowl on... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin suffered a torn ACL Tuesday afternoon at the Reese's Senior Bowl South squad practice. Colvin's agent confirmed the injury via Twitter . Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he had no additional information... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Windy conditions at the Reese's Senior Bowl practice made for a trying circumstance for North squad quarterbacks Tuesday, yet Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd made a few spectacular throws and seemed largely unaffected by the elements. That... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Logan Thomas is essentially on loan from quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. for the Reese's Senior Bowl this week. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound prospect from Virginia Tech has spent the last two weeks in San Diego, working out the second... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- He's been on hand for more than two days now, but forgive Jimmy Garoppolo if he feels like he just arrived at the Reese's Senior Bowl. Having come from the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he drew impressive reviews ,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The annual Monday scrum of linemen battling in one-on-one drills at the Reese's Senior Bowl didn't disappoint this year, as some big names from the South squad engaged in some pretty noisy collisions despite the team being in half-pads for... more

A couple weeks ago, Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage put some sunshine on Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews' work ethic with this tweet that drew a lot of attention: Talk about work ethic and pro approach, @VandyFootball WR J Matthews... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The time-tested adage for all-star games is that defenses have an advantage because offenses have only one practice week to not only learn an offense, but try to build some chemistry as well. Defenses, meanwhile, can simply be turned... more

With the staggering numbers that Stanford's Trent Murphy posted in 2013 as a rush linebacker, it's somewhat surprising that Senior Bowl North squad coaches from the Atlanta Falcons are taking him out of his comfort zone some this week with a look at... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- The first day of practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl wrapped up Monday. Here are some of the things we learned about the top prospects here: Thomas on target Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas didn't exactly have the kind of... more

Rick Scuteri / Associated Press Arizona State's Will Sutton had 13.5 tackles for loss and four sacks this season. MOBILE, Ala. -- Arizona State defensive lineman Will Sutton hasn't wasted any time introducing himself to NFL clubs in his first... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- Just a day after Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman made a statement on the field, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt made one off it. And it was music to the ears of Nebraska CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Sherman, of course,... more

MOBILE, Ala. -- With the NFL draft less than four months away and with no desire to tip his hand, Senior Bowl South squad coach Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars didn't stray far from the generic company line when addressing his all-star team's fist... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie was all business Monday, when NFL personnel gathered for the Senior Bowl weigh-in. A few developments from the Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in Monday: Smith on short side... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Robert Griffin III is fitting some Baylor recruiting work into his offseason schedule. The name Cordell Broadus doesn't resonate nearly like that of Snoop Lion and Robert Griffin III. But the son of... more

The narrative linking the Cleveland Browns to Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel went even deeper Sunday when a report surfaced that the club would be willing to trade up to get the dynamic Aggies star. This from cbssports.com : "... they are... more

Before the rivalry between Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh ever took flight, Carroll's son Nate was briefly recruited to the University of San Diego by Harbaugh. The unique backstory to the relationship... more

The week that was in the always unpredictable life of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel: Two up 1. If LeBron James has anything to say about it, Manziel's off-field earnings are going way up, and in short order. After Manziel formally signed with... more

A report alleging NCAA violations involving memorabilia by Alabama players being sold by a Tuscaloosa, Ala., store owner drew a response Thursday night from Alabama director of athletics Bill Battle, as well as a vehement denial from Tom Al-Betar, owner... more

John Raoux/Associated Press Georgia will reportedly be without Josh Harvey-Clemons for the first three games of next season. Georgia defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons will be suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season due to a... more

Butch Dill/Associated Press Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley improved as a run defender in his senior season. Alabama All-American linebacker C.J. Mosley will not participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt has... more

A closer look at NFL Media analyst Charles Davis' first 2014 mock draft : Brownie points If things break the way Davis sees it, the Cleveland Browns would fill two needs with two star players without having to use the fourth overall pick to fill a need... more

Michael Conroy/Associated Press Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton will be allowed to interview for the Vanderbilt job. Vanderbilt's search for a replacement for departed coach James Franklin didn't begin with Pep Hamilton,... more

AP Photo Kirk Olivadotti is leaving his post as a Georgia assistant to join the Redskins' coaching staff. After three years at Georgia, linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti is returning to the NFL ranks with the Washington Redskins, where he... more

Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley likely won't participate in the Reese's Senior Bowl, according to the all-star game's executive director, Phil Savage. Mosley is projected as a first-round pick in this year's draft. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks... more

Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney will return to play for the Bulldogs in 2014 and pass on the NFL draft, but for a player with two years of college eligibility remaining, McKinney had an interesting choice of words in his announcement,... more

Rainier Ehrhardt/Associated Press South Carolina's Steve Spurrier is entering his 10th season as the Gamecocks' coach. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is set to receive a contract extension and raise Thursday from the school's Board of... more

Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports QB Luke Del Rio is moving on after one season with the Crimson Tide. Alabama backup quarterback Luke Del Rio, the son of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, announced Wednesday via Twitter that... more