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Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer primarily covers the Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences for College Football 24/7. He previously served as Senior Correspondent for Pac-12 Networks and has made stops at CBS Sports and Yahoo! Sports among others. A Texan through and through, he typically can be found watching some form of football every day of the week.


July

Texas A&M/12th Man.com Texas A&M unveiled its updated football facility on Thursday. College athletics is like a never-ending arms race when it comes to facilities. Just when you think you have the latest and greatest, along comes another... more

David Butler II / USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma's Joe Mixon was a highly touted running back recruit. Oklahoma has to replace a lot of production at running back and could be even thinner at the position than first thought. Freshman running... more

Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Josh Turner is in line to play a key role for the Texas defense this season. Last week it seemed as though coach Charlie Strong was laying down the law in Austin as he reportedly kicked a number of players... more

Rick Scuteri/Associated Press Wide receiver Ty Montgomery is a dual-threat playmaker for Stanford. Stanford's star wide receiver, Ty Montgomery, is apparently ahead of schedule in rehabbing a shoulder injury and could be ready as soon as the... more

AP Photo/Ben Liebenberg Florida State QB Jameis Winston's string of off-the-field incidents put his maturity in question. The off-the-field issues that have followed Jameis Winston around during his time at Florida State have been well... more

A water main next to UCLA burst on Tuesday afternoon and unleashed a torrent of water that flooded a good portion of the Bruins campus. According to ABC7 in Los Angeles , city officials said the ruptured pipe is from 1912 and was pushing out an incredible... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press Mark Dantonio said the Spartans could have won the national title if the playoff was in place last season. At the end of the 2013 season, it was hard to find two teams playing better football than Florida... more

These days, it's almost a rite of passage for a group of college football players to produce a rap video. Yes, that's a sad truth, but it is what kids today seem to enjoy doing in their downtime. So it should come as no surprise that defending national... more

Denis Poroy/Associated Press Zane Beadles made the largest donation by a former football player to the University of Utah. Donations are the lifeblood of college athletics unlike the NFL, but every once in a while the money from professional... more

Associated Press Oregon State's Sean Mannion and Oregon's Marcus Mariota are among a talented group of Pac-12 passers. LOS ANGELES -- The word "quarterback" was mentioned 103 times by Pac-12 coaches during their main session on the Paramount... more

Brendan Maloney / USA TODAY Sports Linebacker Steve Edmond is a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection. It was a busy day around the Texas football team on Friday. While the morning was reserved for clearing players off the roster ,... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Defensive end Devonte Fields was an immediate star upon arriving at TCU for the 2012 season. It has been a roller coaster of a career for TCU defensive end Devonte Fields and it hit another downslope on Thursday... more

AP Photo-Ben Liebenberg/AP Photo-Eugene Tanner Jameis Winston roomed with Sean Mannion at the Manning Passing Academy earlier this month. LOS ANGELES -- There was little doubt that the quarterbacks in attendance for Pac-12 Media Days this... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Bob Stanton/USA TODAY Sports Stanford head coach David Shaw sees rare ability in offensive tackle Andrus Peat. LOS ANGELES -- David Shaw has gone through the NFL draft on both sides of the process. He evaluated players for pro teams for... more

AP Photo/Victor Calzada UCLA QB Brett Hundley threw for 3,071 yards and 24 touchdowns last season. LOS ANGELES -- The star attractions at Paramount Pictures in the middle of Hollywood this week were not the A-listers running around the lot,... more

Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Taylor Kelly is looking to prove he deserves to be considered among the Pac-12's top QBs. LOS ANGELES -- When you talk about all of the returning Pac-12 quarterbacks this season -- and there are 10 of them --... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Leonard Williams playing at 100 percent is a scary thought for opposing Pac-12 offenses. LOS ANGELES -- USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams has said he played last season at anywhere from 65 to 70 percent... more

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri Marcus Mariota doesn't like to compare himself to current NFL QBs, instead he prefers to focus on bettering himself. LOS ANGELES -- Despite an injured knee that limited his mobility, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Oregon QB Marcus Mariota knows he still has some aspects of game to work on before turning pro. LOS ANGELES -- Making the decision to bypass another year of college eligiblity is usually a tough one for... more

AP Photo/John Miller Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill has regained confidence in the knee he injured in 2013 spring practice. LOS ANGELES -- It's exceedingly rare for a football program to bring a player who didn't take a snap the prior... more

AP Photo New coach Charlie Strong represented Texas during Big 12 Media Days for the first time. DALLAS -- Big 12 Media Days has gone through plenty of changes over the years, but the 2014 edition just felt different . The vibe wasn't... more

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel Kansas State's Tyler Lockett is among college football's top wide receivers. DALLAS -- Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of the few players that put a dent in the draft stock of CB Jason Verrett, a... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press Mark Mangino's presense at Iowa State is expected to have a positive impact on the Cyclones' offense. DALLAS -- For many years, the presence of Mark Mangino on the sideline at a Big 12 game was a common... more

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press Oklahoma's Blake Bell is preparing for his first season at the tight end position. DALLAS -- If things had worked out differently, Oklahoma would be bringing Blake Bell to Big 12 Media Days as the team's... more

Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports TCU's Devonte Fields was selected by the media as Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. DALLAS -- Star defensive end Devonte Fields has been separated from TCU until an investigation into disturbing... more

Jeff Roberson/Associated Press Dorial Green-Beckham is not eligible to play in 2014, but is appealing in hopes of getting on the field. DALLAS -- There was a time when former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was reportedly headed... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's conference could be at a structural disadvantage this season. DALLAS -- One is the loneliest number, and that's fine with the Big 12 conference. As the Big 12 kicked off its... more

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Baylor's Shawn Oakman recorded 12.5 tackles for loss as a backup last season. DALLAS -- The list of misconceptions about Baylor football is longer than one would think but shrinking quickly. Yes, Baylor likes... more

Mark Duncan/Associated Press Just Gilbert made seven interceptions last season for Oklahoma State before being picked by the Browns. DALLAS -- Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer didn't make the trip down to Big 12 Media Days,... more

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports TCU's Gary Patterson isn't buying into the media hype about Devonte Fields. DALLAS -- Media Days are always a time for head coaches to be optimistic about their teams. Their records for the season are all even at... more

Orlin Wagner/Associated Press Kansas coach Charlie Weis is changing up his offensive philosophy. DALLAS -- Charlie Weis has made millions of dollars the past few years thanks to his association with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots'... more

LM Otero / Associated Press Byrce Petty put up massive numbers and led Baylor to a BCS bowl game, but didn't get an invite to NYC. DALLAS -- Art Briles should be a happy camper. His team is the defending Big 12 champion, and arrived at the... more

DALLAS -- The Big 12 will make history during the 2014 college football season. For the first time in the conference's history -- and among all of the major college football leagues -- a female official will work a game when Southeast Missouri... more

The Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA case has the potential to change college athletics for decades to come once federal judge Claudia Wilken makes her ruling in the landmark case. The NCAA might be making a few tweaks to how they treat student-athlete names,... more

David J. Phillip/Associated Press SMU coach June Jones offered an interesting idea to schools outside the "Group of Five" conferences. The NCAA released more details on Friday about upcoming legislative autonomy for the so-called "Group of... more

The NFL Draft, held in New York City every year since 1965, will have a new home for the 80th edition in 2015. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Thursday that New York City is no longer in the running to host next year's draft , leaving Chicago and... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Dean Hare / Associated Press Arizona State's Jaelen Strong should face stiff competition to be the Pac-12's leading receiver in 2014. It's fun to talk about numbers in... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Tim Tebow is moving to Jacksonville, but it's not to play for the local professional football team. Tim Tebow has returned. No, not to football but to Jacksonville. Check out the top 10 players from Florida to play... more

AP Photo/Tim Sharp Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is allowing CB Nigel Bethel to rejoin his team. Well, that was quick. Texas Tech reinstated defensive back Nigel Bethel on Wednesday after the true freshman was initially dismissed... more

Derick E. Hingle / USA TODAY Sports A soon-to-be-released book claims that Texas boosters tried to lure Nick Saban to Texas with loads of cash. As soon as news started swirling that Mack Brown would eventually be leaving his perch as head... more

Projected stat leaders: ACC Big 12 Big Ten Pac-12 SEC Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press Baylor QB Bryce Petty was prolific in his first season as a starter. It's fun to talk about numbers in sports, and while projecting stats... more

Former Texas Tech cornerback Nigel Bethel might be out of legal hot water in connection with an incident where he punched a women's basketball player, but the public perception of the football player is sure to suffer following the release of surveillance... more

It has been a relatively quiet offseason in Austin since the arrival of new Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong, but that might be about to change. According to documents obtained by the Austin American-Statesman , the University of Texas reported... more

If it felt like the NCAA enforcement staff members were enjoying some time off this summer, think again. Oklahoma State became the second high-profile school in less than a month to be placed under a formal NCAA investigation, according to an ESPN... more

With all due respect to some of the great rivalries around the NFL, they really don't hold a candle to some of the ones in college football. Nowhere is that more evident than down South in the SEC. Case in point? A crane operator working on the... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Auburn made a run to the National Championship Game in Nick Marshall's first season with the team. Given the flurry of activity surrounding news of LeBron James' return to Cleveland, Friday was probably a good... more

Danny Johnston/Associated Press South Carolina's Steve Spurrier might be without several of his 2014 recruits this season. The weeks leading up to fall camp at the end of the summer are usually filled with vacations for coaching staffs and a... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Michigan State QB Connor Cook's confidence has grown a great deal in the past year. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The Elite 11 college counselor group is always loaded with a number of NFL prospects at the position, and that was... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Bryan Fischer / NFL.com At the Elite 11 QB competition, Chase Griffin was never more than a few feet from Johnny Manziel. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The most interesting person at the Elite 11 quarterback competition this week might not have been one... more

Ben Liebenberg/NFL Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie has enjoyed the recruitment of his son, Kahlil. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie's resume at the collegiate and NFL levels would make most people jealous. Be it... more

Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press UCLA recruit Josh Rosen is considered one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- If you find yourself flipping on a tennis match between some of the world's top players, chances... more

Jae C. Hong / Associated Press New USC coach Steve Sarkisian will look to keep the Trojans' NFL pipeline flowing strong. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- As the summer camp circuit for high school athletes winds down in July, more than 150 of the best of... more

Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press Josh Rosen is considered one of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation and is commited to play at UCLA. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- If you were watching an NFL game from the stands or at home last season,... more

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press MarshawnLynch's impact on the SeattleSeahawks' run to Super Bowl glory shows the importance of his position. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- The demise of the running back has become readily apparent throughout... more

Bryan Fischer/NFL QB Kyler Murray committed to play for Texas A&M after getting some advice from Johnny Manziel. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Kyler Murray knows all about trying to create a name for himself in a world where he already has one. Some... more

Rick Bowmer/Associated Press Utah quarterback Travis Wilson's career once appeared to be in doubt. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Travis Wilson is familiar with just about everything at the Elite 11, from the schedule to the coaching staff he worked with... more

Tony Avelar/Associated Press Oregon State QB Sean Mannion will have to adjust to life without Brandin Cooks in 2014. BEAVERTON, Ore. -- They don't invite just anybody to be a part of the prestigious Elite 11 quarterback competition, and this... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is making Oklahoma his next home. The days leading up to the July 4th holiday are supposed to be nice and quiet on the college football front as coaches, players and fans get in a few more... more

Ted S. Warren/Associated Press Maurice Clarett helped lead Ohio State to a BCS Championship Game win over Miami in 2003. NFL Network is celebrating the best of the 2000s this week and that provided the perfect impetus for College Football... more

Matt Strasen/Associated Press Texas A&M quarterback recruit Kyler Murray is already being compared to Johnny Manziel. For high school quarterbacks, a trip to the prestigious Elite 11 at Nike's headquarters represents the pinnacle of... more

Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Josh Shirley recorded 18 sacks for the Washington Huskies over the past three seasons. Summer is well underway, and as we anxiously await the start of college football media days, we're bound to have a story or... more

There are few things better than seeing your favorite team take the field on a college football Saturday. The tradition and the pageantry of the college ranks is one reason why millions of fans get excited for football in the fall and the numerous uniform combinations schools wear is something that can be a bit foreign to some NFL fans. In honor of the various looks teams will wear this year, College Football 24/7 continues the 14 for '14 series with the best uniform combinations we'll see this year. While we all love the classics, this list is heavy on new designs and alternates as we get to see what kind of fresh look teams will don this year.... more

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What does it take to have a great stadium? Certainly some history, mixed in with a little bit of mystique, combined with a great view and plenty of fans yelling at the top of their lungs. There are tons of quality places to watch a game at the college level, but here are 14 of the best from all over the country.... more

June

Jim R. Bounds/Associated Press Butch Davis was fired from UNC in 2011 amid the NCAA's initial investigation into academic misconduct at the school. The NCAA said Monday it's reopening the investigation of academic misconduct at the University... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U Terrell Davis won two Super Bowls with the Broncos after his career at Georgia. When it comes to the NFL Draft, no position has seen its stock fall further than that of the running back. It was once common... more

The Ed O'Bannon vs. NCAA trial wrapped up on Friday afternoon and the evidence, facts and testimony presented over three weeks at a federal courthouse in Oakland, Calif., has the potential to reshape all of college athletics. With millions of dollars on... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

The University of Oklahoma is planning a $370 million renovation of its football stadium. Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione has been a busy man. First the Sooners' top boss gave head coach Bob Stoops a contract extension that will... more

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Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football programs and responsible for winning games just as much as the NFL draft is for every team in the league. With a recruiting cycle that has stretched earlier and earlier, coaches are tasked with developing relationships with teenage phenoms longer than ever and selling them on their program. College Football 24/7?s 14 for ?14 series continues with a look at some of the top recruiters in the game in recent years.... more

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While it's true being an NFL head coach is a demanding job with plenty of scrutiny, the pressures a college football coach faces on a weekly basis might be even more rigorous than their professional counterparts. Sure they have to win games, but there's also added elements like recruiting and booster functions some simply don't want to handle. CFB 24/7 continues the "14 for '14" series with a look at the best college football coaches who can do it all at the top of their game.... more

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As much as play-by-play announcers might hope for a game in which a big play involves John Smith and not a difficult name to pronounce, college football tends to not offer that opportunity with a plethora of unique names. Who has the best in the sport, though? CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a list of the best names in the sport -- the list is limited to players that have contributed for their teams (sorry, Tulane's Fudge Van Hooser) or are freshman.... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

After Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy and led Florida State to the BCS National Championship a season ago, many wonder what's left for the young quarterback to accomplish at the school. If you ask his father, quite a bit apparently. In an... more

David Ash and Tyrone Swoopes are the top contenders to start at quarterback for Texas. Before a snap is taken in the NFL, eyes around the league will undoubtedly be looking at Cleveland to see if either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel emerges... more

There is troubling news coming from the campus of Oklahoma State, as Stillwater police say a player from the school's football team was stabbed during an incident Monday night. Cowboys wide receiver Cameron Hunter reported to police that he was stabbed,... more

Janzen Jackson spent the first two seasons of his college career at Tennessee. Former five-star recruit Janzen Jackson once had a bright future ahead of him, but a long football career never seemed to be in the cards after he left high... more

Kevin Sumlin and Kliff Kingsbury are two of the most highly regarded coaches in college football. If you want an idea of what kind of rivalry there is between Texas A&M and Texas Tech, look no further than a statue of Will Rodgers and his... more

QB U RB U WR U LB U Carson Palmer became the first overall pick in the 2003 draft after winning the Heisman Trophy in '02. It's the most important position on the football field, and for many NFL teams, it's the most... more

Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Oregon's Devon Allen is set to transition from the track to the football field. We knew Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen was fast, and he just proved it again. After being selected as one of the fastest players in... more

Tarik Black appears to favor an NBA career over trying his hand on the gridiron. The trend of college basketball players turning into NFL tight ends is not lost on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Despite the team drafting... more

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press Les Miles isn't exactly all up in arms over the possibility of his son spurning LSU to play elsewhere. LSU head coach Les Miles is not only a pretty good coach, but he is often cited as a great recruiter for... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others TCU's Devonte Fields' promising spring would indicate the defensive end is primed for a big year. Some of college football's biggest storylines the past two years have come thanks to... more

Photos courtesy of Clemson Athletics Clemson's new locker room figures to boost the team in its recruiting efforts. If it seems like every college football program in the country is building new facilities, it's probably because they are... more

After months and months of speculation, we finally know that the Atlanta Falcons will be featured on this year's version of "Hard Knocks" on HBO. While we can't wait to see the storylines evolve as the Falcons go through training camp, it did get... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC Others Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press Cyler Miles is one of a number of options Washington has to replace the departed Keith Price. Some of college football's biggest storylines the past... more

Dale Zanine / USA TODAY Sports Tyrone Prothro made one of college football's most epic catches and then suffered a major injury later that season. After several years (and countless billable hours), the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial has finally... more

It probably speaks to the tremendous power of the NFL that it's the middle of June and folks are having heated discussions about the 2015 NFL Draft. Much of that talk stems from the draft being on the move after several years at Radio City Music... more

Ed O'Bannon was a key member of UCLA's 1995 national championship basketball team. After several years of (and countless billable hours) the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial has finally made its way to a courtroom in Oakland, Calif. The case has the... more

Phil Sears / Associated Press Idaho returns to the state of Florida, where it was on the wrong end of an 80-14 beatdown against Florida State in 2013. When you sit down for a Saturday of college football this fall, you probably have a handful... more

Reggie Bush and Pete Carroll were fixtures at USC prior to the NCAA investigation that resulted in sanctions. To say that USC has been rebuilt in the 1,460 days since it was handed crippling NCAA sanctions would be both an understatement and... more

Former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon is the lead plaintiff in a case against the NCAA. After several years (and countless billable hours), the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA trial finally had its day in court as the case began in an Oakland,... more

If it hasn't been conveyed clearly enough, the 2015 NFL Draft is on the move. It won't be at Radio City Music Hall next year, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported last week . It might not even be in New York City, as Los Angeles and Chicago are... more

Shoppers received some aid from Utah's official team store if they wanted to buy Dres Anderson's No. 6 jersey. It's a turbulent time for college athletics. The NCAA is under assault in the Ed O'Bannon trial on student-athlete likeness and... more

National Signing Day might be way off in the rearview mirror, but one Jeffersonville High School cornerback from Lafayette, Ind., decided to make things official by signing with NAIA school Campbellsville on Wednesday. In doing so, Shelby Osborne made... more

LM Otero/Associated Press BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall would welcome an opportunity to join the Big 12 if it were offered. BYU has maintained that leaving the Mountain West for the virtues of independence in football was a long-term... more

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

The days of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strolling to the microphone at Radio City Music Hall appear to be over. After nine years, the NFL Draft is on the move and will no longer be at the famous New York City landmark, according to NFL Media Insider... more

Doug Benc / Associated Press Jameis Winston might have a harder time earning the same Triple Crown he did last season. California Chrome will look to end a decades-long drought and become the 12th Triple Crown winner in horse-racing history... more

The 2015 NFL Draft is on the move. The annual function won't return to Radio City Music Hall next year, a league source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Thursday. Venue officials informed the NFL that it would not be available to host in April or... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Texas A&M fans looking for a jersey bearing Johnny Manziel's old No. 2 might be out of luck this year. If you've stopped by a store selling college football apparel, you probably have noticed a jersey with the same... more

Michael Thomas/Associated Press Charlie Strong takes over as coach of a Texas program that generates the most revenue in college athletics. The rich keep getting richer in college athletics. Texas' athletic department maintained the top... more

Charles Krupa/Associated Press The departure of Lyle McCombs leaves a big void in UConn's backfield. Head coach Bob Diaco's rebuilding job at Connecticut became a little more difficult on Wednesday as the school announced running back Lyle... more

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Say what you want about the term student-athlete, but there are thousands of players who truly earn the moniker thanks to their work in the classroom, in the meeting room and beyond.

As part of CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" ongoing series, we attempted to narrow down the list and find a few FBS players who have started on the field and are the smartest guy in the room off it. With former Penn State standout and academic all-everything John Urschel off to the NFL, here are a few players who could take his place as the sports' smartest man.... more

Georgia has a void to fill in its secondary after the dismissal of Tray Matthews. Safety Tray Matthews' time on the Georgia football team has come to an end, and he apparently already knows where he'd like to play next. Georgia head... more

Former FSU QB Jacob Coker is the favorite to start for Alabama after transferring in the offseason. When the NCAA passed the graduate-transfer exception in 2006, many college football coaches called it the start of free agency. They were... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Texas A&M did not take kindly to Florida State's recent use of the phrase "12th man." To say Texas A&M is protective of its "12th Man" slogan is probably a bit of an understatement. The saying and tradition that's... more

Associated Press Anthony Chickillo and Amari Cooper could be rooting for their former schools if Miami and Alabama face off in 2017. One of the benefits of the upcoming College Football Playoff in the coming years is supposed to be a... more

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Fast, meet faster. There are a lot of college football players who can scoot down the field and have another gear to pull away when an opponent comes close but who are the elite sprinters in the game? CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a list of the fastest FBS players in the country.... more

May

The College Football 24/7 home page and @NFL_CFB Twitter account are great ways to keep up with all the major news surrounding the college game. But what about the things that pop up on social media and don't make the headlines? Well, we've come to... more

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Bigger, faster, stronger ... scarier? The talent level in college football continues to get better and while that's great news for NFL teams, it presents a bit of a challenge for opponents who have to face more imposing players. With that in mind, CFB 24/7's "14 for '14" series continues with a look at some of the nation's scariest athletes who will cause coaches (and players) to stay up at night.... more

Mark Humphrey/Associated Press Titans first-round pick Taylor Lewan faces misdemeanor charges and is due back in court next month. Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan frequently faced questions about his behavior on and off the... more

Associated Press The further development of Brett Hundley and Marcus Mariota should have fans following the Pac-12 closely this fall. There's no such thing as the offseason in the football world anymore. Case in point -- NFL Media analyst... more

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Missouri national-champion wrestler J'den Cox's skills could translate to the gridiron. One of the big stories out of the Indianapolis Colts' recent rookie minicamp was the performance of undrafted tight end Erik... more

Aaron M. Sprecher/NFL Johnny Manziel appears to have played a role in helping convince Kyler Murray to go to Texas A&M. When Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel isn't getting some R&R in Las Vegas, he is apparently helping his old... more

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press There is not a lot of proven depth behind Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Oregon will head into the 2014 season with one of the Heisman Trophy front-runners and a possible early 2015 NFL Draft pick at... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press Kevin Peterson will be the lone returning starter in the Oklahoma State secondary. The 2014 NFL Draft was not a showcase for the Big... more

ACC Big Ten Big 12 Pac-12 SEC East SEC West Other Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press WR Nelson Agholor led USC in receiving yards last season and is out of the shadow of Marqise Lee. The Pac-12 had 34 players selected,... more

Justin Hayworth / Associated Press In 2012, Charlie Weis was paid more to not coach Notre Dame football than Brian Kelly was to coach it. Charlie Weis is the head coach of the Kansas football team and was paid $2.5 million to run the program... more

Jim Urquhart / Associated Press Bronco Mendenhall's BYU football program is dealing with another difficult situation. It's been a rough month for BYU fans around the country. First there was the difficult-to-swallow news that the ACC and... 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

To say there was a ton of debate about the decision to hold this year's draft in May -- a couple weeks later than the traditional date of draft weekend -- was probably an understatement. Some folks hated the extra two weeks of dissecting prospects.... more

Michael Yanow/NFL UCLA QB Brett Hundley showed off his acting talent in a video produced by UCLA. The Brett Hundley for Heisman campaign is already well underway at UCLA months before the Bruins' season kicks off at Virginia. But before... more

In terms of unexpected headlines you see in the offseason, a giant sinkhole at an NCAA stadium is probably way up there on the list. That was the case on Monday afternoon, however, as a sinkhole opened up inside Governors Stadium at Austin Peay State... more

Associated Press Florida State's Chris Casher and Ronald Darby are reportedly facing a Tuesday code of conduct hearing. Fallout from the Jameis Winston sexual-assault investigation continued Tuesday when Florida State defensive end Chris... more

Former Oregon Ducks tight end Colt Lyerla was considered a first-round talent by some evaluators, but off-the-field concerns kept his name from being called at the 2014 NFL Draft . Despite the issues, the Green Bay Packers still brought in Lyerla... more

Eric Risberg/Associated Press The Pac-12 football champion will be crowned at Levi's Stadium in its inaugural year. After weeks of speculation, the Pac-12 finally announced last week that it would be holding the conference's football... more

The most popular position in the 2014 NFL Draft was cornerback and that's not all that surprising when you consider how pass-heavy the league has become. While there were five players at the position taken in the first round -- including one in... more

It's not all that surprising to hear that the Dallas Cowboys will be shifting former Notre Dame offensive tackle Zack Martin inside to guard after taking him with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft . As far as position switches go, that is a... more

Everybody in the league is interested to see when Johnny Manziel takes over as quarterback in Cleveland, but the presence of Brian Hoyer -- and the Browns' willingness to bring Manziel along slowly -- could mean a delayed start in the NFL for the... more

Without fail, the NFL draft produces a few head-scratchers in each round. It could be a team taking a player at a position where it doesn't have a need or simply a club reaching for somebody who should have been picked a little later in the draft. Then,... more

»Top five AFC North and NFC North bargains »Top five AFC South and NFC South bargains »Top five AFC East and NFC East bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

Among the Day 3 surprises at the 2014 NFL Draft , college football fans undoubtedly would have placed Logan Thomas being drafted ahead of AJ McCarron near the top of the list. NFL.com certainly did . Prior to the festivities at Radio City Music... more

Most of the 2014 NFL Draft grades have been passed out and just about everybody agrees that Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley did a pretty good job with his team's class. Afterall, the Bills landed a playmaker in Sammy Watkins , one of the better... more

Mike Pettine has it pretty good in Cleveland for a first-time head coach. He has a quarterback of the future in Johnny Manziel, thanks to the 2014 NFL Draft, and should field one of the best starting lineups in the division after a productive offseason.... more

The waiting, as Tom Petty tells us , is the hardest part. During the 2014 NFL Draft, Big 12 schools were doing plenty of that. Once one of the top feeder conferences for NFL teams, the league seemed to hit rock bottom last week, when just 17 players... more

San Francisco 49ers games won't be the only ones played in Santa Clara this fall, as the Pac-12 is set to announce it will be moving its football championship game to the new Levi's Stadium beginning in 2014. The conference's brass and 49ers officials... more

»Top five AFC West and NFC West bargains »Top five AFC North and NFC North bargains »Top five AFC South and NFC South bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

If you were looking for a buzz word that seemed to pop up anytime you talked about running backs prior to the 2014 NFL Draft , the easy answer would be "devalued." That seemed to play out during the draft as we saw a running back go later than ever... more

»Top five AFC West and NFC West bargains »Top five AFC North and NFC North bargains »Top five AFC East and NFC East bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is over, and we finally know where this year's top prospects will be continuing their careers. With that in mind, taking a quick glance at the league schedule for the upcoming season reveals quite a few intriguing matchups between some... more

If an NFL team is picking a wide receiver in the top 10 of the NFL draft, chances are he is one of the best receivers in that class, and the team itself is lacking options in the passing game. That's why it's no surprise to see the "Path to the... more

Aaron M. Sprecher / NFL Kyle Field could soon be renamed for the school's most famous football alum. "The House that Johnny Built" has a nice ring to it for Texas A&M fans after seeing the profile of their football team elevated significantly... more

»Top five AFC West and NFC West bargains »Top five AFC South and NFC South bargains »Top five AFC East and NFC East bargains The 2014 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror and grades have already been passed out to all 32 teams. But who really did... more

If there's one constant for players not picked in the top five of the draft, it's their inevitable sound bite about how they'll make teams that passed on them regret it in the NFL. While it will take awhile before we find out about how good the 2014 draft... more

With Brian Hoyer coming off an ACL injury and a young quarterback on the roster in Johnny Manziel , it's safe to say the Cleveland Browns will do their best to have a strong running game to take the presure off either of those two. That's one reason why... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, but the work for scouting departments across the league isn't over yet. Only 256 players heard their names called over the weekend but hundreds more will show up for work with teams as undrafted free agents and if... more

The 2014 NFL Draft produced several memorable scenes over three days at Radio City Music Hall but none were as powerful nor emotional as the one the entire country saw on Saturday when the St. Louis Rams made Michael Sam a seventh-round pick. After... more

The Texas Longhorns have produced an astonishing amount of NFL talent over the years, but this year the school didn't have a prospect drafted for the first time since 1937. Texas' streak of having at least one of its prospects picked in the draft... more

» 2014 NFL Draft tracker As one of the most anticipated drafts in years, the 2014 NFL Draft certainly didn't lack any drama or good players. While we got the Johnny Manziel circus out of the way Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall, the real... more

Five surprise picks from the final four rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall: Thomas goes before McCarron, Murray We wondered all week which of the developmental quarterbacks would go first and while most thought AJ McCarron would be... more

The St. Louis Rams made a dream a reality by taking Missouri's Michael Sam with the 249th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Social media erupted as the first openly gay prospect was drafted into the league. Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city... more

» 2014 NFL Draft tracker One of the most anticipated drafts in years, the 2014 NFL Draft certainly didn't lack any drama on either of the first two days. While we got the Johnny Manziel circus out of the way Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall,... more

NFL Media analyst Brian Billick was not afraid to dive into the research notebook ahead of Day 2 of the 2014 NFL Draft and came away with a little nugget about quarterbacks taken in the late first round while he was at it. In the past 15 drafts, 10... more

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, and it was yet again an exciting night in New York City for nearly every team. While we didn't exactly see the slew of trades we were bracing for -- just five were made -- it was still another... more

» 2014 NFL Draft tracker One of the most anticipated drafts in years, the 2014 NFL Draft certainly didn't lack any drama. Whether it was the fall of Johnny Manziel or the surprise moves of the Vikings, there was plenty of fun to be had at Radio City... more

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sat around the green room at the 2014 NFL Draft a little longer than he wanted, but the Cleveland Browns traded up to get him at No. 22 and Twitter erupted with plenty of emotion. Here's a sampling of some of the... more

We were so close to a dream (or nightmare, depending on who you are) scenario, in which the most famous player in the 2014 NFL Draft wound up on America's Team. How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching, find out how to... more

Twitter lit up on Thursday night as the Houston Texans made it official and selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a sampling of some of the best tweets from around the country as... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is finally here, and after months and months of discussing prospects, we're very close to knowing which teams will be drafting various players. All it takes is one team to fall in love with a prospect, and with so much talent on the... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is here. For many of the prospects that are going to walk across the stage at Radio City Music Hall, it's one of the most important -- and memorable -- days of their young lives. Former North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron figures to... more

A few months from now, a preseason game between two mediocre teams will draw a huge television rating, because one of the quarterbacks taking the field will be Johnny Manziel . How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching, find... more

When the NFL Network starts to plan programming that looks back at the 2014 NFL Draft, one storyline it will undoubtedly focus on is the rise and fall of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater . How to watch the NFL draft With the 2014 NFL Draft fast... more

Historically, no franchise has fallen in love with more "fast risers" than the Oakland Raiders. Part of that is due to late owner Al Davis' love of measurables, but it will take a few more drafts if the team wants to start shaking that label. How to... more

There are so many rumors flying around in the lead up to the 2014 NFL Draft that the only thing missing might be Oprah shouting, "You get a trade! And you get a trade! And you get a trade!" While most of the talk has centered on what the Houston... more

» Analyzing the likely landing spots for Johnny Manziel Move over Robert Griffin III. Out of the way Tom Brady. There's a new quarterback (logo) in town. Future NFL signal-caller Johnny Manziel is not just a likely top-10 pick in the 2014 NFL... more

We've already heard NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock call the 2014 NFL Draft class one of the deepest ever, and Mayock has been particularly enamored with the wide receiver position this year. Come Thursday night, we could see the league show its... more

» NFL Network analysts' mock draft We're just two days away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and as the league descends upon New York City for this week's festivities, the NFL Network crew huddled up to go through the first round, pick by pick. When the guys... more

John David Mercer / Associated Press Ronnie Brown was the No. 2 overall pick in 2005, when four Auburn players were drafted in the first round. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is... more

Khalil Mack is a popular person this week. There's increasing chatter that he is in the mix to become the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and he recently leap-frogged Jadeveon Clowney to earn the title of top prospect in this class from NFL... more

Just a few days from now we will be on the other side of the 2014 NFL Draft and won't be bombarded by terms like "knee bend," "slender frame," and, of course, "high motor" until the calendar turns to 2015. Until then, we still have a little bit more time... more

We're just a few days away from Johnny Manziel Mania going from talk to reality for the team that selects the former Texas A&M quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft. Where he goes remains a mystery at the moment, however, and speculation has the... more

Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press DeSean Jackson led a 2007 Cal draft class that is among the Pac-12's best of all time. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away,... more

David Longstreath/Associated Press Barry Sanders' greatness makes the Oklahoma State draft class of 1989 stand out in Big 12 history. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a... more

Holly Stein / Associated Press Tom Brady was a sixth-round pick in 2000, when six players from Michigan were drafted. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away,... more

Texas A&M's rise to prominence in college football the past few seasons might have it's biggest moment yet when the 2014 NFL Draft rolls around next week. While the Aggies have produced the second overall pick in two of the past three drafts, this year... more

Bruce Schwartzman / Associated Press Sean Taylor was one of a record six first-round picks from Miami's 2004 draft class. Best draft classes by conference: ACC | Big Ten | Big 12 | Pac-12 | SEC The 2014 NFL Draft is just a few days away,... more

The anticipation for the 2014 NFL Draft is palpable for every fan base in the league less than a week before the commissioner strolls to the stage to announce the first overall pick. While most draft boards are just about set, rumors are swirling about... more

Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome is one of the best in the league when it comes to the draft and owes a lot of his success to the time-honored tradition of picking the best player available despite the team's needs. The club seems to be a... more

Linebacker C.J. Mosley has been considered one of the best defensive players in college football over the past year and a sure-fire bet to be taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft . Where the Alabama stud ends up landing on the first night of... more

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron helped lead his team to two national championships and is the most productive passer in Crimson Tide history, but that doesn't guarantee him a spot in the early rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft. After seeing his draft... more

The NFL Draft has been a marquee event in New York City for decades, but a recent report raises the possibility that one of the biggest football experiences in the country could be on the move. Citing NFL sources, the New York Daily News reports that... more

We're a week away from the 2014 NFL Draft and before he jumped on a flight to New York City, NFL Media Analayst Mike Mayock sat down for a marathon chat with the media about top prospects, what direction teams will go, potential first-round picks and... more

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One day, depending on how his career goes, there very well could be a movie made on how Teddy Bridgewater fell so far in the 2014 NFL Draft. After emerging from his final season at Louisville as the top quarterback in the country, Bridgewater has taken... more

It's been an interesting few days for Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby . Considered one of the best defensive backs in the 2014 NFL Draft and a likely first-round pick, he made front-page news for an incident last week and pleaded guilty Tuesday to... more

Every year there are a few surprises in the first round of the NFL Draft, and the 2014 version figures to be no exception. While most of the time the drama surrounds players who drop from where they were projected, the biggest shocks on draft day often... more

Ben Liebenberg / NFL Kelvin Benjamin's touchdown gave FSU a win in the final BCS National Championship Game. College football has finally joined the rest of the sports world with a move to a postseason playoff system in 2014-15, but there are... more

Although rumors are running rampant this time of year, good information is still flowing as we approach the 2014 NFL Draft. One of the biggest things we can learn about prospects is what kind of range we'll see them picked at once the lights go up at... more

Following the departure of Trent Green, the Kansas City Chiefs have spent several seasons searching for consistent quarterback play that will help the club make a dent in the AFC West and in the playoffs. The team traded for Alex Smith last year, and he... more

» Rich Eisen Podcast: Rich Eisen, Bob Saget NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock evaluates hundreds and hundreds of football players in the lead up to the 2014 NFL Draft, and he's passionate about a lot of the ones that catch his eye. One player he's... more

If you're looking for a popular player in the 2014 NFL Draft, the first name on your list is probably Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel . To say he's in the spotlight heading to New York City would be the understatement of the season. Everybody... more

The quarterback position incites the most debate when the NFL draft rolls around, and that has been the case with the 2014 version as well. While a consensus has started to form regarding the top four prospects at the position -- Johnny Manziel , Blake... more

It's everybody's favorite time of year, when rumor-palooza starts to overtake the NFL news cycle with the 2014 NFL Draft quickly approaching. Some team apparently wants to trade up, another is looking to trade down, and, by the way, some quarterback you... more

The biggest question in the NFL right now? What is Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith thinking heading into the 2014 NFL Draft? The team has a wealth of options as they head to a deep draft looking to quickly rebuild from last year's... more

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is not the most sentimental person in the NFL, so it's rare for him to show anything but his normally quick wit when dealing with the media. On Monday however, he opened up a little bit while discussing the... more

Brady Quinn has had an up-and-down NFL career, but he knows a good quarterback when he sees one. After getting a chance to watch some film of some of the top signal-callers in the 2014 NFL Draft, Quinn put on his analyst hat on Monday's "Path to the... more

Jadeveon Clowney has been destined to be the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft ever since he was a junior in high school. Johnny Manziel would easily be the first player taken this year if popularity were taken into account as much as talent and team... more

The fall of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on draft boards is easily one of the top storylines heading into the 2014 NFL Draft. He began the year as the near consensus top quarterback but suffered another blow Monday, when NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock... more

The talk leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft has been been a near constant refrain about the available depth, depth and more depth. Some analysts are even calling this year's class one of the best ever when factoring in elite players and the quality of... more

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is widely viewed as a once-in-a-decade prospect that potentially will end up being the crown jewel of a deep and talented 2014 NFL Draft . Despite such lofty praise from scouts, the violent pass rusher might... more

The Tennessee Titans head into the upcoming season with a decision to make regarding Jake Locker and if he will be the franchise's quarterback in the forseeable future. Ken Whisenhunt has not been shy in hedging his bets , and it's possible the new head... more

Teddy Bridgewater was once the quarterback who could do no wrong as the top quarterback prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. It seems that ever since his pro day, however, he seemingly can't do anything right. Bridgewater has seen his stock drop... more

The Cleveland Browns are a near lock to take a quarterback during the first two days of the 2014 NFL Draft, but which one that might be continues to be anybody's guess. The club has done its due diligence over the past few weeks by working out and/or... more

The NFL schedule is out and people across the country are furiously booking hotel rooms and flights to ensure they're present for some phenomenal matchups this year. NFL.com has already put together the ultimate road trip for fans based on the top NFL... more

One of the more popular players on the Pittsburgh Steelers is undoubtedly defensive end Brett Keisel. While some of that popularity stems from his impressive facial hair, he's been a key cog in Dick LeBeau's defense ever since he was drafted by the team... more

As we approach the 2014 NFL Draft, it's important to keep in mind that there tends to be a little hyperbole, some rumors and a handful of downright lies about players as we hit the homestretch to the lights coming on at Radio City Music Hall. That... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is widely considered one of the deepest in years. From wide receiver to cornerback and just about every position in between, teams will be getting tremendous value in the later rounds given the talent of this draft class. The... more

Former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby was cited Sunday for allegedly operating a vehicle while under the influence, according to a report from WBNS-TV in Columbus . Court documents obtained by the TV station show the incident with Roby occurred April... more

Jadeveon Clowney is considered by most to be one of the best defensive prospects to enter the NFL draft in years. No matter where he winds up being selected in the 2014 NFL Draft , it's safe to say he probably can have an impact early on as a rookie.... more

The run-up to the 2014 NFL Draft has seen a ton of attention paid to potential landing spots for the quartet of top-rated quarterbacks in Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel , UCF's Blake Bortles , Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Fresno State's Derek Carr .... more

The NFL schedule has been released and, while we've known each team's slate of opponents for some time, we finally have a complete picture of when each matchup will take place. With the 2014 NFL Draft just two weeks away, what better way to look at the... more

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis agonized for days while putting together his recent big board of 2014 NFL Draft prospects . The buzz over the list seemed to be about UCF quarterback Blake Bortles being slotted all the way down at No. 25, but Davis said... more

Only one tight end will be in New York City for the 2014 NFL Draft, but there are a number of players at the position who could have an impact as rookies. North Carolina's Eric Ebron is the consensus pick to be the first tight end taken, but... more

If recent mock drafts are any indication, Johnny Manziel clearly shouldn't be looking at real estate anywhere in the country until a team turns in a card with his name on it in the 2014 NFL Draft. Manziel has been mentioned as a possible pick for... more

If you spend any time around quarterback Teddy Bridgewater , you'll quickly learn how positive a person he is. That attitude has paid of lately as Bridgewater has seen his stock drop quite a bit after ending his college career as the 2014 NFL Draft's top... more

Fun fact: One-third of all Cincinnati Bengals playoff appearances have come in the past five seasons. The quarterback for all but one of those four games? Current starter Andy Dalton. Three straight postseason games have not translated into any wins... more

Like every little kid has at some point or another, Sammy Watkins has already visualized what he's going to do when he hears his name called at the 2014 NFL Draft. As he makes his way across the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on May 8,... more

Everybody remembers the drama heading into the 2005 NFL Draft . The San Francisco 49ers held the first overall pick and had a decision to make between local star Aaron Rodgers or Utah's Alex Smith as their quarterback of the future. We all know how that... more

One of the deepest draft classes in recent memory will naturally result in one of the biggest green rooms ever at Radio City Music Hall. A record 30 top prospects accepted an invite to attend the 2014 NFL Draft in New York City on May 8-10, the NFL... more

If you're a head coach at the high school or college level with an athletic quarterback on your hands that can't quite cut it as a passer, chances are you've entertained moving the player to the defensive side of the ball as a safety. Position... more

A lot of the attention surrounding the 2014 NFL Draft will rightfully be centered on the skill position players who will hear their names called on the first night of the draft, but that would overlook a number of players who very well could shape their... more

The conventional wisdom regarding the Carolina Panthers and the 2014 NFL Draft is that the team will spend a number of picks on the wide receiver position. It doesn't take much to see that quarterback Cam Newton needs some weapons to throw to if the team... more

St. Louis general manager Les Snead caused quite a stir Monday morning when he said in a radio interview that the Rams have been scouting quarterbacks for the 2014 NFL Draft. Despite sticking with his belief that Sam Bradford was the team's starter going... more

After emerging from his final season at Louisville as one of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft class, Teddy Bridgewater has seen his stock drop precipitously ever since a subpar pro day in March. That doesn't mean he's not a hot commodity... more

As we hit the home stretch on the way to the 2014 NFL Draft, everybody is still in the dark as to what the Houston Texans will do with the first-overall pick. That, naturally, means nobody has a firm idea as to how the first few picks will play out.... more

You won't find Keith Price on first-day draft boards. It's doubtful he'll be picked on the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft . Opinions are all over the place as to whether he'll even be selected by the seventh round. It's not for lack of trying... more

Teddy Bridgewater has had a bumpy ride on his way to the 2014 NFL Draft , but luckily for everybody involved he's less than three weeks away from finding out which NFL team he'll be going to. One destination that he could wind up under center at is... more

That has naturally carried over to the run-up to the 2014 NFL Draft, with NFL personnel gradually becoming aware of Manziel's star power. He is such a unique prospect on and off the field that some folks around the league are simply having a hard time... more

The pro-day circuit ran a little longer than usual thanks to the 2014 NFL Draft being moved back a few weeks but that only meant more time for teams to get a look at potential picks around the country. With most of the school-scheduled pro days wrapped... more

You might have a better shot at winning Warren Buffet's $1 billion March Madness Bracket Challenge or the lotto than you do correctly figuring out the New England Patriots' 2014 NFL Draft plans. Between the secretive nature of the organization and their... more

If you received a nickel for every time you heard Teddy Bridgewater 's stock was slipping in the run up to the 2014 NFL Draft , you'd probably have enough for a pretty big purchase by the time the middle of May rolls around. Former NFL general... more

It's close to impossible for a team to fly a little under the radar three weeks out from the 2014 NFL Draft , but the Minnesota Vikings are doing their best to not draw attention to themselves as a team with a top-10 pick. It seems like we're hearing... more

Tom Savage is riding quite the wave prior to the 2014 NFL Draft. Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine he was considered a developmental quarterback who was likely to be picked late on the third day of the draft. Three weeks away from the draft, however,... more

The pro-day circuit ran a little longer than usual thanks to the 2014 NFL Draft being moved back a few weeks but that only meant more time for teams to get a look at potential picks around the country. With most of the school-scheduled pro days wrapped up... more

Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr is one of the most debated prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he hears just about everything that's being said about him. He doesn't agree with it all and has been on a whirlwind tour of the country to prove to teams... more

The 2014 NFL Draft is bound to have a few surprises, but it would be a shock to just about everybody if the Houston Texans selected somebody other than Jadeveon Clowney or a top quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick. Sure, there are names being thrown... more

Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press Cody Kessler beat out redshirt freshman Max Browne to remain USC's starting quarterback. LOS ANGELES -- New USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has not made any drastic changes to the program since being hired,... more

It's a time-honored tradition when the draft rolls around -- comparing prospects to current or former NFL players. It's a good way for some teams to grasp how highly some 2014 NFL Draft hopefuls are valued as well as a way for fans to understand what kind... more

LOS ANGELES -- Jim Mora is a busy man nowadays. He doesn't face the pressures he once did as an NFL head coach, but his schedule at UCLA is thicker than he would like as he tries to cram in as many film sessions as possible. There are the chats with... more

Wide receiver appears to be one of the deepest positions in the 2014 NFL Draft, and that means teams looking to boost their passing games will have plenty of intriguing options to choose from, even after the first round. The Philadelphia Eagles and... more

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke is probably to the point where he just assumes it is bad news whenever his cell phone rings at an awkward time of day, given the way the offseason has gone. The latest incident involves troubled star Aldon... more

If you bring up a team taking a safety in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft , chances are you're talking about them selecting Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix or Louisville's Calvin Pryor . Both players occupy the top two slots on NFL Media analyst Mike... more

Depth at the wide receiver position in the 2014 NFL Draft is becoming readily apparent with each passing week. Sure there are elite talents such as Sammy Watkins likely to come off the board within the first five picks, but what seems to make this a... more

The Houston Texans are dropping few hints about what they will do with the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but it's clear they're exploring every option available. We saw them at Jadeveon Clowney 's pro day. We know they brought in Johnny Manziel for... more

The hot quarterback prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft this week is Zach Mettenberger . He had his pro day on Wednesday and impressed scouts in attendance by throwing the ball well for the first time in public since ACL surgery. It wasn't a perfect... more

Heading into the 2013 NFL Draft , most thought there were not going to be a ton of quarterbacks taken in the first round. Those low expectations didn't lessen the surprise any when the only quarterback taken in the first round wound up being EJ Manuel,... more

If you happened to glance over NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft , you probably noticed that he has Blake Bortles to the Minnesota Vikings, Derek Carr to the Arizona Cardinals and Teddy Bridgewater to the Cleveland Browns among... more

All it takes is one team to fall in love with you. That's what everybody keeps saying in the run up to the 2014 NFL Draft, but when May 8 actually rolls around, it sometimes can be a different story. To that end, we went through the newest NFL.com... more

If you happened to be scrolling through NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft , you probably were surprised to see the presence of Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins so high up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.... more

If you're in the business of scouting talent for an NFL team, chances are you know a good restaurant in the Baton Rouge area. LSU has produced a remarkable number of NFL players over the past few years under Les Miles, and that will certainly continue... more

If there is one rumor that has seemed to pop up every single day in the lead up to the 2014 NFL Draft, it's that the Detroit Lions could try to trade up in the draft to select Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins . Some think it's a Matt... more

One side effect of moving back the 2014 NFL Draft on the calendar is that there's more time for just about everything related to it. More time for evaluations, more time for visits and, of course, more time for pro days. » Gil Brandt's 2014 pro day... more

Gregory Bull/Associated Press Florida State's win in the national championship game capped a historically successful season for college football. Ask any college administrator or sports marketer for a list of the most concerning things about... more

Keith Srakocic/Associated Press Jameis Winston and the Florida State baseball team went 4-0 last week to remain No. 1 in the nation. Rain delays are a dime a dozen in football but are a rather annoying part of the game in baseball. After all,... more

If there's one thing you've heard ad nauseam this year, it's that the 2014 NFL Draft is one of the deepest and most talented drafts in nearly a decade. Some are even saying it's the best draft ever. The jury will be out on those statements until we get... more

After watching so much film and studying players so much, it's understandable if football analysts start to form somewhat of a consensus on certain prospects. That appears to be the case at linebacker, where Buffalo's Khalil Mack tops just about... more

Quick, name a team that heads into the 2014 NFL Draft with a need at quarterback. Bet it didn't take too long before the Jacksonville Jaguars came up. The team is primed to add an elite player this year by picking third overall in the draft, and while... more

» Gil Brandt's 2014 pro day reports Thankfully, for some travel departments around the NFL, the pro day circuit is on its last legs and teams are hitting just a handful of schools to see 2014 NFL Draft hopefuls this week. Though there weren't a ton of... more

Maybe Bill Belichick is just trying to throw us all off with so many visits with prospective quarterback prospects. Maybe the 2014 NFL Draft is finally the time the New England Patriots look ahead at life without Tom Brady by drafting his backup. We'll... more

As a result of teams looking to copy Seattle's "Legion of Boom" blueprint, there's been quite the buzz about some clubs looking for bigger cornerbacks in this draft. That has naturally resulted in other teams looking for bigger receivers who can handle... more

Another day, another 2014 NFL Draft rumor. This time however, we can say the Detroit Lions' flirtation with Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins is getting to the point that we're going to have to say it has legs. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport confirmed... more

The Arizona Cardinals have spent wisely and adeptly this offseason in free agency, but they're still looking for the right pieces that will push them over the top and into the playoffs in the NFL's toughest division. Adding players like Jared Veldheer and... more

The difference between being a good team in the NFL and a great one is often based on whom a team finds in the middle or later rounds of the draft. Everybody's heard the story about where Tom Brady was picked. Some can probably recall exactly where... more

As the calendar turns from March to April, NFL teams go from flying all over the country for pro days to having prospects fly all over to come to them for visits. While it hasn't quite reached SEC coaching search levels of interest, which team Johnny... more

If you're one of the rare clubs that goes into the 2014 NFL Draft without a glaring need at quarterback, chances are you have a great young signal-caller or a veteran who you know can take you deep into the playoffs. Count the Arizona Cardinals and New... more

John Bazemore/Associated Press Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the top wide receivers in college football. Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was suspended from the football team indefinitely for a violation of program... more

You could fill notebooks with all that is written about Clemson's Sammy Watkins and Texas A&M's Mike Evans , the consensus two top receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft . Though he doesn't get as much press as those two, Oregon State's Brandin Cooks is... more

Eight months ago, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave receiver Mike Williams a huge six-year, $40.5 million contract . On Friday, they traded him to the Buffalo Bills for just a sixth-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft . Such is life in the NFL... more

The big story around the NFL on Friday was the long anticipated release of Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson . Even though the breakup was a long time in the making, it still is a little tough for some to fathom considering how bright a star... more

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon can't decide if he wants the team to draft Johnny Manziel or Teddy Bridgewater , but perhaps there is another name he should start to consider. According to Cleveland.com , the team held a private workout with Eastern... more

If you think you have a lot of pressure in your job, let's just say there are plenty of NFL head coaches who would gladly bet you that you're wrong. From the fans to the media to the owner, it's not exactly a walk in the park to guide an NFL franchise... more

Dan Snyder and the Washington Redskins have been active in the free-agent market with plenty of money to spend over the past few years but haven't received a ton of bang for their buck. That's why all the positive press surrounding the signings of Jason... more

Texas A&M/Popolous Texas A&M's renovated football facility should be a major draw for potential recruits. The throng of media and NFL personnel that attended Johnny Manziel's pro day last week probably had to sidestep some construction sites.... more

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has enjoyed quite the career as a safety. He was the top player at the position coming out of high school and all he did during his time at Alabama was win a pair of national championships and come out early as the top safety prospect... more

How did Jadeveon Clowney do at his pro day on Wednesday? By most accounts, he aced it with a terrific performance. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock was in Columbia and came away thinking Clowney had more natural ability than anybody that has ever played... more

Pro days are not make-or-break events for most top prospects. Sure, they can cause some players to slide a bit (sorry, Teddy Bridgewater ), but for the most part they are all about confirming what's already on tape. At Jadeveon Clowney 's workout... more

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport sent social media into a tizzy Tuesday when he reported that the Patriots would be bringing in none other than Johnny Manziel for a workout. A subsequent report from Rapoport had the team bringing in Teddy... more

In case you didn't hear about it, the top prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft was in action at his pro day Wednesday. He goes by the name of Jadeveon Clowney , and let's just say there was a little bit of interest in how he performed. » Gil Brandt's 2014... more

Rusty Costanza / Associated Press Marcus Mariota is bulking up as he prepares for what could be his final season with the Ducks. Oregon fans know all too well how special a football player Marcus Mariota can be when playing at full strength.... more

He believes he's the best running back in the 2014 NFL Draft, and he has an interesting backstory on why he wears number 34. Confidence certainly isn't lacking for Carlos Hyde on or off the field. College Football 24/7 caught up with the former Ohio... more

Hell hath no fury like a draftee scorned. At least that could be the case if the Houston Texans pass on Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. It's no secret that Clowney would like to be the first player taken in the draft, and... more

The Houston Texans will be sending an armada of front-office staff to South Carolina's pro day Wednesday as they go through the process of determining whom they'll pick at No. 1 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. The team is facing quite a dilemma... more

With so much change to the various big boards of top prospects on NFL.com, it's OK if you want to label it "Moving Week." A few notable players dropped, and others sparked debate on just how high they should go. One of the positions that has drawn a... more

If you're looking for a scenario that will cause the Internet to buzz for days, perhaps you could mention Johnny Manziel being drafted by the New England Patriots. That scenario might not be so far-fetched based on a report from NFL Media Insider... more

Jadeveon Clowney 's pro day is the most anticipated workout since ... last week. Jones: Chronicling Clowney's climb Jadeveon Clowney has enjoyed a meteoric rise -- but he also has his share of critics. Kimberly Jones digs into his story. More ...... more

Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg has been associated with his fair share of football programs over the years. While it's often because he's wearing a jersey of an NFL or college team, lately it's been because of his son, Cordell Broadus. Broadus, a wide... more

Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press UCLA QB Brett Hundley has taken tips from Philip Rivers and Tim Tebow this offseason. If you opted to work out instead of watching TV after class in college, kudos to you. You still can't top what UCLA... more

March

After listening to everybody doubt he could succeed in the NFL, Chip Kelly was smirking all the way to playoffs last year. While Kelly certainly found wins early on in his career at the professional level, what comes next will be just as difficult for... more

In terms of talent alone, it's a near consensus that Jadeveon Clowney is the best player in the 2014 NFL Draft. That doesn't mean, however, he'll be the first name called at Radio City Music Hall come May. As a result, his pro day Wednesday could... more

The excitement over Johnny Manziel's pro day has swept up NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock, and it seems he is fully embracing it. After taking in the workout at Texas A&M last week and finally having a chance to catch his breath and reflect, Mayock... more

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has updated his position-by-position draft prospect rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft. After Mayock hit the pro day circuit hard, here are five notable takeaways based on his new rankings: Manziel rises, Bridgewater... more

While some might think there could be a run on quarterbacks at the top of the 2014 NFL Draft, it could be the offensive tackles who see their names called early and often. One player likely to be in that group walking up to the commissioner at the start... more

Former Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is one of the most discussed linemen in the 2014 NFL Draft. While some might question his aggressiveness on and off the field, he's drawing plenty of interest as a possible top 10 pick in May. And yet,... more

Well, this bit of news probably brings a tear to the eye of Brent Musburger. Future NFL draft pick AJ McCarron sent the state of Alabama into a tizzy Friday night when he proposed to former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb. She, of course, said yes. WE'RE... more

When Johnny Manziel walked over to the NFL Network set for an interview at his pro day, one of the key points he discussed at length wasn't about what he did on the field. Off-the-field issues have dogged him for the better part of two years, and he... more

The 49ers are an aggressive team in just about every aspect. That includes the front office, where general manager Trent Baalke has shown he will go out and make deals to improve his team that many didn't expect. He is also a very dangerous man in... more

It might seem like a bit of a letdown to go from the extensive pro day coverage of Texas A&M on Thursday to the small slate of pro days Friday, but the show must go on for other draft hopefuls. Here's a look at what happened at workouts from across the... more

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis wrote Wednesday about some of the top draft fits for the Eagles if the team was to break up with wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Turns out it was quite the prescient bit of work. The team cut the Pro Bowl receiver... more

Jerry Rice is one of the best receivers of all time and perhaps one of the luckiest. After all, he won Super Bowls and caught a ton passes from both Joe Montana and Steve Young, who happen to have busts in Canton not too far away from Rice's. He knows a... more

Johnny Manziel 's pro day was like a who's who of the NFL. General managers, head coaches, scouts and just about every reporter in the country managed to make it to College Station. Naturally, the two teams that failed to show up raised a few... more

The latest stop on the Johnny Manziel reality show made its way to the familiar setting of College Station on Thursday for the star quarterback's pro day. The well-attended affair drew rave reviews from those in attendance, including scouts, analysts... more

» Gil Brandt's pro day reports Johnny came. Johnny saw. Johnny conquered. Manziel mania dominated on Thursday -- we've got you covered with all the news from Manziel's epic workout in College Station -- but there were other pro-day events around... more

Across the country, NFL beat writers are hoping the team they cover picks not only an interesting player in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but a very quotable one. If they ask a few college football reporters about who they should look for, they... more

Anybody hear any 2014 NFL Draft buzz on Thursday? No? Must have been a quiet day. Oh yeah, there was that kid Johnny Manziel 's pro day. In fact, it was pretty much the biggest thing on the NFL pro day circuit in decades. Beyond the hoopla,... more

Listen, it's hard to be overshadowed if you're a first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. On Thursday, at least, former Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans was swallowed up by Manziel Mania . While most of the focus from media and fans centered on who was... more

The only thing missing might have been an introduction from the late Ed McMahon. There were general managers. There were head coaches. There was a former president of the United States. There was plenty of rap music, too. It's safe to say there will... more

If you're on Twitter or walking around Southern California and happen to run into NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah , it's ok if you stop him to tease him a little about how highly he thinks of Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins . Jeremiah lists... more

If you're a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft , you've likely heard your draft stock go from the highest of the highs to the lowest of the lows. Take a look at the mock drafts page on NFL.com and you'll see that story played out on all of them.... 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. With so much news coming out at this time of year and rumors running wild, it seems like the pulse of the NFL... more

» Gil Brandt's pro day reports We're under 24 hours until the country is once again swept up in Johnny Manziel fever (watch it live on NFL Network starting at 11:30 a.m. ET). Luckily a few schools were able to go through the pro day circuit on... more

Paul Beaty / Associated Press NFL draft prospect Kain Colter led Northwestern football players in their movement to unionize. The NFL Players Association might no longer be the only union representing football players following a decision by... more

While it is Johnny Manziel week around the NFL with the Texas A&M quarterback's pro day coming up on Thursday, there's still enough buzz around UCF's Blake Bortles to keep him on the back page. On Tuesday, Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters at... more

One of the more intriguing storylines in the 2014 NFL Draft is what the Browns will do with their two first-round picks as they try to move forward after a turbulent offseason. They're clearly in position to land a few front-line starters, but their plan... more

It appears that the Lions have a bit of a man crush on Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins , and they're doing nothing to hide that fact. It was not a surprise to see most of the key Detroit decision makers attend Clemson's pro day to get a better look at... more

The Arizona Cardinals are eyeing the upcoming season with excitement. They have a good team that just missed the playoffs last year and have most of that roster coming back for 2014. They even upgraded a few positions in free agency. The only issue is... 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. Johnny Manziel mania swept up college football over the past few years, but it remains to be seen if that will... more

» Gil Brandt's 2014 pro day reports It was another day light on pro day workouts across the country, but there were still plenty of players in action whom scouts wanted to see. Here's a recap of what happened with first-round prospects on down. North... more

If you hear an analyst on television talking about how the NFL is a quarterback's league, they're not just saying that based on intuition. Last season produced records for league-wide passer rating, touchdown passes and total passing yards, among... more

Quarterback play is a huge part of a team's success at any level of football, but in the NFL, it's essential. That's one reason why the Texans, Jaguars, Browns and Raiders find themselves picking in the top five of the 2014 NFL Draft. In a roundabout... more

It was a light Monday for pro days across the country, but that didn't mean things flew under the radar. Here's an overview of what happened from colleges big and small. Iowa: Kirksey runs solid 40-yard dash Big draw: TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Don't... more

If you get the sense it's Johnny Football week around the NFL, then you would be correct. On Monday we were all lucky enough to see Johnny Manziel 's skills on the basketball court . On Thursday, scouts and personnel from around the league will see be... more

Jadeveon Clowney is considered the best prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft by most, but that doesn't mean he's a lock to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick. The Houston Texans, owner of the top pick, have a bit of a need at quarterback if you haven't... more

Jadeveon Clowney was so dominant in high school that he was one of only a handful of players ever considered a consensus No. 1 recruit. He was so impressive in college that few doubt why he sits atop NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's list of 2014 NFL... more

Reading the tea leaves when it comes to front-office strategy is quite difficult, with so many NFL clubs being so secretive. When it comes to the 2014 NFL Draft, things are especially tough when you factor in the number of players, scouts, coaches and... more

At this point, Teddy Bridgewater 's pro day has been dissected like a frog in a high school science class. It's been sliced and diced by so many people it's hard to even remember what exactly he did on the field at Louisville earlier this week. The... more

We're still two months away from seeing draft grades appear on NFL.com, but that doesn't mean we can't handicap which clubs will be setting the grading curve going into the 2014 NFL Draft . With such a deep group of prospects available you can bet a... more

There is a lot to be said for timing in the NFL. Sure, it's essential for quarterbacks and receivers to have, but it is also important when trying to figure out whom teams are taking in your mock draft. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his... more

If you overlooked Friday's slate of pro days while watching Mercer upset Duke in the NCAA Tournament, we don't blame you. For NFL scouting departments, however, there's no such thing as overlooking pro days this time of year. It was a light day, but to... more

Brandin Cooks turned heads at the NFL Scouting Combine with his 40-yard dash time, but he's been on the radar of NFL teams for months after turning in a monster year at Oregon State. Considered one of the best in the draft at his position and a... more

You probably have to be living under a rock to miss the chatter about the pro days of the various quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft . While everyone is quickly developing an opinion on each of the top four players on NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock's... more

The most talked about player heading into the NFL Scouting Combine was unquestionably Missouri defensive end Michael Sam . Most of that buzz was due to his announcement that he was the first openly gay draft prospect, but it didn't take long for talk to... more

Given all the buzz about quarterbacks this week, a lot of folks were curious about how Derek Carr would perform Thursday at his pro day, but they were missing out on a ton of NFL prospects working out elsewhere if they focused only on Carr's workout,... more

When NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock says the 2014 NFL Draft is one of the deepest positional drafts in the past 10 years, he's not just blowing smoke, folks. If you've spent your fall Saturdays watching college football, you'll surely agree. Case... more

While you were busy picking teams to pull upsets in your March Madness bracket, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah was slaving over who teams would pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here are a few notable nuggets from his latest first-round mock draft . 1.... more

Forgive us if you're experiencing quarterback overload this week. Most NFL teams are, as well. First, there was Teddy Bridgewater 's pro-day spectacular Monday. We moved on to The Blake Bortles Show on Wednesday. Thursday, the hoopla will focus on... more

Run down the list of quarterbacks taken by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the NFL draft, and you're bound to wince at each name. Brandon Weeden. Brady Quinn. Tim Couch. That distinguished group is one reason why the new regime in... more

Before the 2013 season, a few folks' dark horse to be one of the first quarterbacks taken in the 2014 NFL Draft was San Jose State's David Fales . Coming off an 11-2 2012 season in which he led the nation in completion percentage, Fales had plenty of eyes... more

It's hump day, and in addition to being an actual Wednesday on the calendar, March 19 also marked the fact that we're over the hump with important quarterback pro days. The focus was clearly on UCF's Blake Bortles, but he wasn't the only big name in... more

In the lead-up to the 2014 NFL Draft, a team's opinion on a highly regarded player tends to change. As scouts dive into a player's film, background, physical attributes and more, the groundwork is being laid to draft some promising prospects coming out of... more

Ozzie Newsome is one of the best general managers in the league, and his success at finding players in the NFL draft is a big reason why. As we head toward the 2014 draft in May, however, there are a number of directions Baltimore could go with their... more

The old basketball saying that you can't teach height is just as applicable in other sports. While it's true that you can't teach size when it comes to defensive tackles, the big bodies in the middle of defenses need plenty of skill if they're to make it... more

It didn't quite reach Bieber fever, but the discussion on Monday was, rightfully so, dominated by Teddy Bridgewater's pro day performance . Tuesday, the big draw was in Bridgewater's home state, with national champion Florida State hitting the field for a... more

Based on reports following Monday's pro day, you could have sworn that Teddy Bridgewater was destined for the third round of the upcoming NFL draft instead of the first. NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock said his pro-day performance was a red flag... more

Once former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel started hanging out with LeBron James and texting him for advice, it was only a matter of time before the two ended up doing something big together. That time is, apparently, here. The world's best... more

Social media has been a game-changer for the NFL draft in terms of media coverage, background on players and the ability to connect one-on-one with the next wave of stars in the league. Nobody has leveraged this more than former Clemson wideout Sammy... more

Monday's pro day news was pretty much the following: Teddy, Teddy, Teddy . OK, that wasn't the only thing that happened, but it's understandable if you've suffered from Teddy Bridgewater overload. It probably won't end soon, but there are plenty of... more

All eyes were on Louisville's campus on Monday for the highly anticipated pro day of potential No. 1 overall draft pick Teddy Bridgewater . Unfortunately for the quarterback, it was not his finest performance for NFL clubs. NFL Media analyst Mike... more

With the NFL Scouting Combine well in the rearview mirror, pro days have become the focus of all 32 NFL teams. This week represents a particularly busy time with a number of highly touted prospects conducting on-campus workouts. Here's a look at what... more

It's a strange time to be in Gainesville when the area is nearly 100 percent focused on college basketball. Even when the school was cutting down nets in the mid-2000's there was still considerable interest in what was happening with the football team.... more

John Elway has been one of the busiest front office executives in the NFL the past week as he looks to keep the Denver Broncos' window for winning a Super Bowl open another year. The team has added flashy pieces on defense like DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward... more

Alabama coach Nick Saban has already issued his warning that clubs need to pay more attention to quarterback AJ McCarron as one of the best options at the position in this year's NFL Draft. Count NFL Media analyst Charles Davis as someone who... more

Most believe he's the most talented tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft, but former North Carolina star Eric Ebron isn't resting on his laurels and cruising through the pre-draft process. » On the clock: Q&A with Mike Evans College Football 24/7... more

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks took home the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver last season, but predicting where he'll go in this year's NFL draft might be just as difficult as covering him on the field. Cooks is not... more

The wheeling and the dealing of the past few days in free agency has resulted in a nearly unprecedented amount of money handed out and significant player movement. Such is life in the NFL in 2014. As clubs fill holes and adjust two-deeps, they're... more

Just about every NFL analyst and front-office executive agrees the 2014 NFL Draft class is one of the deepest and most talented in recent memory. If you're a team picking near the bottom of each round, you're probably elated at some of the options you... more

One of the best things about the NFL draft is the domino effect that goes on each round as teams grab an unexpected player or make a sudden trade. All the chaos has to start somewhere, however, and this year that red button falls into the hands of the... more

We're two months away from the draft, so that means we've got hours upon hours to try and decipher what teams will do once the lights come on at Radio City Music Call. We've gained some insight into what directions teams will take based on what... more

We're all used to some eyebrow-raising moves being made at this point in the NFL offseason, but that doesn't mean we're prepared for all of them. The latest shocker happened Thursday afternoon when NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that defensive... more

New York sports radio has plenty to discuss this week between Darrelle Revis landing with the New England Patriots and the Jets signing former Broncos receiver Eric Decker. One thing that might go unnoticed however is that the Jets may not be done... more

If it hasn't become clear by some of the monster deals handed out the past few days in free agency, the safety position is quickly turning into one that is commanding a premium on the open market. Naturally, that will carry over into the NFL draft, and... more

It might not have been as fast-paced as the opening of free agency Tuesday, but there were plenty of signings and impact deals reached Wednesday. The moves provided a clearer picture into what teams are thinking for the 2014 season and, therefore, the NFL... more

No school stocks the rosters of NFL teams quite like USC has over the years and it appears once again that the Trojans will send a healthy number of players to the league again in 2014. While USC's pro day typically draws plenty of media attention... more

With so much tape to watch on potential draftees, NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell is like a kid in the candy store this time of year. Although he can normally be found in front of the screen, Cosell took time to appear on the College Football 24/7... more

Twitter is a wonderful tool to follow along with all the NFL news going on this week. It's even becoming a resource players around the league are using to find out about ... themselves. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday night that... more

Every year there are one or two polarizing draft prospects that everybody has to have a take on. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is undoubtedly the flag bearer of that camp in 2014, thanks to several of his off-the-field actions in college.... more

UCLA head coach Jim Mora was one of the few who successsfully broke through the free-agent noise Tuesday when he tweeted that linebacker Anthony Barr ran the 40-yard dash in an electronically timed 4.45 seconds at his pro day. That unofficial time was a... more

Free agency opened with a bang Tuesday afternoon, and NFL.com's free-agency tracker could barely keep up with so much activity around the league. As teams reached deals with players, their draft plans were naturally affected depending on whom they signed... more

Tuesday was a busy day around the league with the start of free agency, but not everybody was back at team headquarters trying to strike deals. Several front-office staffers made it out to Michigan State's pro day , where the star attraction was... more

If you see an interview with a potential draft pick at running back over the next month or two, they just might steal a line from Rodney Dangerfield and say they don't get no respect. That's certainly the case when you look over NFL Media analyst... more

After bursting onto the NFL radar as a Freshman All-American at Notre Dame, former South Florida defensive end Aaron Lynch has seen himself slide further and further down mock drafts with his name out of the spotlight the past two seasons. On Monday he... more

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