Mauldin opens up about growing up in 16 foster homes

In a revealing piece by Yahoo!Sports writer Kristian Dyer, former Louisville Cardinals DE/LB Lorenzo Mauldin opens up about his life before Louisville. In the article, Mauldin says he’s been told he grew up in 16 foster homes in Georgia, but said he can only remember, “10 to 12 of them.” Mauldin’s parents were not around for his childhood, as both his mother and father were...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets sign draft picks Mauldin, Petty and Simon

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin, quarterback Bryce Petty and defensive tackle Deon Simon, all drafted last weekend. The team announced the signings - all four-year deals - on Thursday, a day before rookie minicamp begins. Of the Jets' six draft picks, only first-rounder Leonard Williams and second-rounder Devin Smith are still unsigned...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Draft Film Room: Lorenzo Mauldin

In the next month, Turn On The Jets will break down the film on every New York Jets draft pick and undrafted free agent. Bob Scarinci kicks it off today with a closer look look at 3rd round draft choice, Lorenzo Mauldin DE/OLB from Louisville. Make sure to give Bob a follow and let him know what you think of Mauldin in the comment section below! BackgroundLorenzo Mauldin played...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lorenzo Mauldin Overcome With Emotion After NFL Dream Becomes Reality

Photo: Pete CautilliFormer Louisville defensive end/linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is one of the more beloved Cardinals in recent years, in my opinion. Lozo’s life before Louisville has been well documented over the past four years. He grew up bouncing around to a total of 16 foster homes, but he managed to find success on the football field. After a stellar high school career, Mauldin...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets Land Pass Rusher, Leader in Lorenzo Mauldin

With so many marquee names still on the big board after the New York Jets traded down from No. 70 to No. 82 with the Houston Texans, the name "Lorenzo Mauldin" sounded like a reach pick in what had otherwise been an epic 24 hours in the first draft of Jets GM Mike Maccagnan.Those people who criticized the pick have obviously never seen Mauldin play.In three seasons with the Louisville...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Select OLB Lorenzo Mauldin

The New York Jets select Louisville OLB Lorenzo Mauldin with the 82th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Lorenzo Mauldin is a relentless edge rusher. He is incredibly aggressive with his hands, mitigating his lack of elite speed. He diagnoses and defends the run well. He’s excellent in pursuit and displays developed play recognition  (an underrated part of his game). Mauldin is very...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jets take Louisville linebacker Mauldin with 82nd pick

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have drafted Louisville linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin in the third round with the No. 82 overall pick, acquired in a trade with the Houston Texans. The Jets sent the 70th pick to the Texans for wide receiver DeVier Posey and Houston's third-rounder, fifth (No. 152) and seventh (No. 229) on Friday night. Mauldin, a hybrid defensive end-linebacker...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven Round Chargers Mock Draft

The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft gets underway this Thursday night in Chicago, with round one and continues Friday with rounds two and three, wrapping up Saturday with rounds four through seven. The Chargers currently hold six selections in the NFL draft barring any trades that could be made.Round 1- Pick No. 17 - Danny Shelton, NT, Washington Many mock drafts around the industry...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cards land five on NFL.com's top-140 draft prospects list

The 2015 NFL draft will kick off this Thursday, and by the time it wraps up Louisville fans can expect to hear as many as five former Cardinals names called by the end of it. According to NFL.com, Louisville has five prospects ranked in the top-140 and each has a strong chance to be drafted this week. Leading way is former U of L standout wide receiver DeVante Parker, who is arguably...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Former Cardinals Listed In NFL.com’s Top 140 Draft Prospects

Photo: Getty ImagesIt’s hard to believe that the NFL Draft is just days away. this year’s draft is expected to be loaded with former Louisville Cardinals. DeVante Parker is the only player likely to be taken in the first round, but multiple former Cards will likely hear their name called throughout the entire draft. Gil Brandt of NFL.com recently published his “Hot 100 + 40...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring Game Preview: Defense

Photo: Pete CautilliWith the annual spring football game right around the corner, The Cardinal Connect will provide an in depth preview of both the offense and defense. Next up is the offense. Defensive Line The one unit on the depth chart that returns the majority of its talent, it’s the defensive line. Left end Sheldon Rankins, nose tackle DeAngelo Brown and right end Pio...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers Can Find a Gem at OLB in Later Rounds

After passing up a few options in free agency, the Chargers are in need of depth at the outside linebacker position. Don't worry, because there are two ways in getting help: draft a "surefire" starter with the 17th overall pick, or find a gem in the later rounds.Players like Nebraska's Randy Gregory, Missouri's Shane Ray, Clemson's Vic Beasley and even Kentucky's Alvin Dupree are...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Take a Cornerback First in PFS Mock Draft 2.0

The Pittsburgh Steelers came away with a cornerback and pass rusher in the ProFootballSpot Mock Draft 2.0. Contrary to the first time around, it was the corner that was selected first, with Wake Forest’s Kevin Johnson, followed in the next round by Hau'oli Kikaha of Washington.Johnson is a solid CB prospect who has risen up draft boards in the last couple months. His athleticism...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Address Key Areas in 7-Round Mock Draft

I have a love/hate relationship with mock drafts. I love them because it’s always fun to play around with picks and see who would fit where with certain teams. What I hate about mock drafts is that they’re mocks – they very rarely are ever close to being correct, even in the smallest regard.The good thing with the Pittsburgh Steelers in relation to mock drafts is that it...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 edge rushers in the 2015 NFL Draft

What’s the quickest way to transform a defense? Add a dominant pass rusher to the mix. Suddenly, everyone else starts to shine. The rest of the defensive line has room to roam, with the opposing offense paying so much attention to the player who can get after their quarterback. The linebackers look better because they’re operating in open space, instead of fending off blockers...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Louisville Football’s Lorenzo Mauldin Honored As A “Kentucky Colonel”

Louisville linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has received plaudits for his ability on the field, but today the Commonwealth of Kentucky awarded him with one of its highest honors for his citizenship off of it. Mauldin was named a Kentucky Colonel by governor Steve Beshear. Lorenzo Mauldin as a Kentucky Colonel today. Great ambassador for @UofLFootball pic.twitter.com/VBlbCYyNNn — LouisvilleFootball...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Only One Team Will Have More Players At The NFL Draft Combine Than Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliThe Louisville football program had major representation in the 2014 NFL Draft with three players selected in the first round. The Cards may not get three first rounders in 2015, but they have set a program record with 11 former players being invited to the NFL Draft Combine. Florida State is the only school that has more players participating in the annual combine...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Ranks Louisville Football No. 25 In Their Way Too Early Rankings For 2015

Photo: Pete CautilliWe’re still a good seven months away from kicking off the 2015 college football season, but the folks at ESPN are already gearing up. Mark Schlabach of the four letter network released his “Way Too Early Top 25″ rankings for next season. The Louisville Cardinals came in at No. 25. 25. Louisville Cardinals 2014 record: 9-4, 5-3 ACC Returning starters:...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Louisville OLB Lorenzo Mauldin

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past; these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. Here is a name most aren’t familiar with: […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Louisville OLB Lorenzo Mauldin...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivals Writer Tells Recruits To Boycott Louisville After Cardinals Pull Offer From Commit

Earlier today, Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino made headlines when he pulled the scholarship offer from Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork running back Matt Colburn, who had been committed to the Cardinals since June. According to multiple reports, Colburn was offered the opportunity to “greyshirt” and join the Louisville program next January, but he doesn’t seem likely to take it...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight Louisville Players Have Been Invited To The 2015 NFL Draft Combine

AP Photo/Dave MartinThe University of Louisville football program had some major representation in last year’s NFL Draft. Louisville was one of just three programs to have three players drafted in the first round. It’s highly unlikely that we see three Cardinals taken in the first round of this year’s draft, but we may see more players drafted overall than we did a year ago...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Lorenzo Mauldin Discusses Senior Bowl & NFL Draft

Former Louisville defensive specialist Lorenzo Mauldin is the lone Cardinal competing in the annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL., this weekend. ESPN Pensacola caught up with Mauldin following Wednesday’s practice to discuss the game and the NFL Draft.
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: 3 Prospects Flying Under the Radar – Part 2

In this week’s edition of our series that aims to highlight lesser known NFL prospects, we will take a look at 3 more players. The prospects up for discussion this week are WR Austin Hill from Arizona, DE/OLB Lorenzo Mauldin from Louisville, and the CB out of Miami (OH), Quentin Rollins. Austin Hill: Size: 6’3”, 212LBs Receptions: 49 Receiving Yards: 635 Touchdowns: 4 Sadly...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Senior Bowl: South Defense Scouting Preview

With the better defensive unit of the two, the 2015 Senior Bowl South defense offers plenty of pass rushing talent, both at defensive end (lead by Trey Flowers) and linebacker (lead by Lorenzo Mauldin). And in the defensive backfield, they have arguably the game’s top three safety prospects in Cody Prewitt, Clayton Geathers and Jaquiski Tartt. Defensive Linemen 1. Trey Flowers...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauldin gets that UofL sheepskin

Post from: University of Louisville President James Ramsey gets a bear hug from senior tight end Lorenzo Mauldin during UofL’s winter commencement ceremonies over the weekend at the KFC Yum! Center. Mauldin has often said he considers Louisville his home after a childhood that saw him constantly moving in and out of numerous foster homes in the Atlanta area. He majored in communications...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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