16 for '16: Top prospects from outside Power 5
Much of the hype heading into each season surrounds stars from the Football Bowl Subdivision's Power 5 conferences: ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Throw Notre Dame into that mix, as well.
But last year, Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) power North Dakota State had the No. 2 overall draft pick in QB Carson Wentz. In fact, four first-rounders were picked from schools outside the Power 5 (plus, Notre Dame) last April while nine others landed in the top 100.
As part of CFB 24/7's "16 for 16" series, I reviewed the top 16 players from outside the Power 5. Three stars from the FCS are included here, while the rest hail from the other FBS conferences.
The numbers behind Patrick Mahomes' 10-year deal
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has signed a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. According to Forbes, the record-breaking contract has the highest total value of any contract in sports history. Take a look at some of the stats behind the longest current NFL contract belonging to the reigning Super Bowl MVP.