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Taking a Look at Atlanta Falcons Rookie Yawin Smallwood on Film

Over the next few weeks I am going to be taking an in-depth look at each member of the Atlanta Falcons 2014 draft class.  The first player up is the former University of Connecticut middle linebacker Yawin Smallwood.  Selected with the No. 253 overall pick Smallwood is almost a perfect example of the typical Thomas Dimitroff draft choice.  He was a productive three year starter...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Day Tour '14: Inside Linebackers

Not only was it the first day of free agency, but Tuesday was one of the busiest days of the pro day circuit. We have confirmation of Packers scouts attending eight pro days, and they saw UCLA’s Jordan Zumwalt, Connecticut’s Yawin Smallwood and Michigan State’s Max Bullough.
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft Eligible Prospects - Florida State Christian Jones ranks highest

It's a process not taken to lightly when putting the top prospects list together. It's a combination of insight from NFL scouts, NFL Draft experts, and my own evaluation. On staff for the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game in Allen, TX to help in player evaluation and my internship over the summer with the Toronto Argonauts and their Director of Player Person...
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yawin Smallwood is the Best Player You've Never Heard Of

UConn's 0-6 start has already knocked the Huskies out of postseason contention, firmly planted them in ESPN's Bottom 10, destroyed recruiting, and cost Paul Pasqualoni his job, but nobody is being hit harder by the failure in Storrs than linebacker Yawin Smallwood. Smallwood entered the 2013 season on the preseason watch list for every significant defensive award and...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Yawin Smallwood Named To Walter Camp Watch List

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - University of Connecticut junior linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) has been named to Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year Award -- the nation’s fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. Smallwood has now been named to preseason watch lists for four different awards. The Walter Camp watch list will be narrowed to 10 semi...
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July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Yawin Smallwood Named To Butkus Award Watch List

CHICAGO - University of Connecticut junior linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) has been named to the Butkus Award 2013 Collegiate Watch List. The 29th annual Butkus Award selection process to honor the nation’s best linebackers began on Monday with the announcement of the collegiate and high school pre-season watch list. Each watch list contains 51 candidates, honoring...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Yawin Smallwood Named To Nagurski Trophy Watch List

DALLAS - UConn Huskies junior linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) has been named to the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List on Thursday by the Football Writers Association of America. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented annually to the national defensive player of the year by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Smallwood Goes National

Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood continues to receive awards for his outstanding play this year. Monday he was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. Tuesday, Smallwood went national. He was been named the Football Writers Association of America/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 15.
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Yawin Smallwood Named Big East Defensive Player of the Week

Week one of the college football season down and one of the linebackers from the UConn Huskies defensive unit has been honored as Big East Defensive Player of the Week. Here's the release: PROVIDENCE, R.I. - University of Connecticut redshirt sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday....
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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