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2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Missouri OLB Markus Golden

As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Live 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. We’ll kick Monday off with a more high-profile […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Missouri OLB Markus Golden...
Via Steelers Depot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri breaking in new wide receivers, defensive ends

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri begins spring practice breaking in three new wide receivers, two new defensive ends and a new defensive coordinator. Coming off an 11-3 season and a second straight SEC Eastern Division championship, the team worked out at Faurot Field in unseasonably warm weather Tuesday, with temperatures in the 60s. Missouri has 14 returning starters, seven on both...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Analysis: Pittsburgh Steelers fill linebacker need with Mizzou product

The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a predicament when its comes to their outside linebacker situation. James Harrison, the infamous linebacker who terrorized offenses during the late 2000’s and early 2010’s, may not be back for the 2015 season. Harrison will be 37 this May, and could decide to hang up the cleats for good after coming out of retirement last year to aid...
Via cover32 - Steelers
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: 2015 Draft Needs: Defensive Line

Part 2 of this 4 part series, I will address the DL position. The Giants could search for a pass rushing DE in this year’s draft; regardless if they re-sign JPP or through free agency.  They need to build talent and depth along the DL. Below are DL prospects that could be available for the Giants in each round, should they decide to go in this direction:Round 1 DE-Alvin Dupree...
Via Football Nation
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers put best foot forward to bring East St. Louis' Beckner to #DLineZou

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's efforts to land one of the nation's top recruits and one of Gary Pinkel's best classes ever got another boost in the final weekend before Signing Day. Tiger fans made it clear they understand the potential value of Terry Beckner Jr., a 6-foot-4, almost 300-pound defensive tackle from East St. Louis. ESPN ranks him as the No. 2 overall player in the 2015...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers put best foot forward to bring East St. Louis' Beckner to #DLineZou

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's efforts to land one of the nation's top recruits and one of Gary Pinkel's best classes ever got another boost in the final weekend before Signing Day. Tiger fans made it clear they understand the potential value of Terry Beckner Jr., a 6-foot-4, almost 300-pound defensive tackle from East St. Louis. ESPN ranks him as the No. 2 overall player in the 2015...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Draft Targets: Pass Rusher

While it’s a near-certainty that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the team has other glaring holes on the roster that require attention as well.Of these needs, a pass rusher definitely ranks as high priority.Under head coach Lovie Smith, the Bucs operate in a base Tampa 2 defense. This defense rarely resorts to...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Markus Golden making strong impression at Senior Bowl

Former Missouri defensive end Markus Golden tends to stand out wherever he goes, and Senior Bowl practices have been no different. The impression Golden continues to make on NFL scouts and draft experts goes well beyond his long-flowing locks and commanding voice, which only reinforces his passion for football. Media reports said Golden left his mark in practice against some of the...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Markus Golden making strong impression at Senior Bowl

Former Missouri defensive end Markus Golden tends to stand out wherever he goes, and Senior Bowl practices have been no different. The impression Golden continues to make on NFL scouts and draft experts goes well beyond his long-flowing locks and commanding voice, which only reinforces his passion for football. Media reports said Golden left his mark in practice against some of the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mizzou's Markus Golden making strong impression at Senior Bowl

Former Missouri defensive end Markus Golden tends to stand out wherever he goes, and Senior Bowl practices have been no different. The impression Golden continues to make on NFL scouts and draft experts goes well beyond his long-flowing locks and commanding voice, which only reinforces his passion for football. Media reports said Golden left his mark in practice against some of the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Giants, Jets, Raiders, Ravens

Draft Giants met with Miami TE Clive Walford and DE Lynden Trail. (Conor Orr) Giants also met with Auburn WR Sammie Coates and Ohio State WR Devin Smith. (Jordan Raanan) Saints met with Mississippi State DE Preston Smith and Auburn DT Gabe Wright. (Conor Orr) Broncos met with Missouri DE Markus Golden. (Conor Orr) Chargers met with CAU WR Dezmin Lewis. (Conor Orr) Lions...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL prospects line up to be weighed, measure at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) The 100-plus NFL prospects stripped down to their underwear and paraded across a stage to be measured and weighed before an auditorium packed with onlookers from the NFL. Yes, it's Senior Bowl week. The annual showcase game for top senior NFL prospects - and a few juniors with degrees -officially started with pro football's version of the meat market, the weigh...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 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...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft experts can't say enough good things about DE Shane Ray

ST. LOUIS -- A preternatural ability to sack quarterbacks has NFL scouts drooling over Missouri's standout defensive ends. Dominant pass rushers come at a premium in the pros, and few college players found more success coming off the edge this season than Shane Ray and Markus Golden. Both proved they can play on Sundays, and Ray's name in particular skyrocketed up draft boards as...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft experts can't say enough good things about DE Shane Ray

ST. LOUIS -- A preternatural ability to sack quarterbacks has NFL scouts drooling over Missouri's standout defensive ends. Dominant pass rushers come at a premium in the pros, and few college players found more success coming off the edge this season than Shane Ray and Markus Golden. Both proved they can play on Sundays, and Ray's name in particular skyrocketed up draft boards as...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest Mock Drafts

With the Cowboys’ season over, it’s now time to dig into the draft. The Cowboys have clinched the #27 pick in the 1st round. The Cowboys will likely go heavy on defense again. Last year’s draft was defense heavy with only 2 of the 9 draft picks on offense. My gut feeling tells me we’ll see a similar draft. Without a doubt, the Cowboys need to find a way to get to the QB...
Via CowboysBlog.Net
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott’s Simple Twitter Message: “Big Ten Speed”

For years, the term “SEC speed” has been used by players in the conference to troll opponents. Heck, even yesterday, Missouri defensive star Markus Golden yelled it at a few Minnesota players. But after last night’s Sugar Bowl victory by Ohio State, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott has a new term he wants to get trending – “Big Ten speed.” Elliott rushed for 230...
Via College Spun
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

OSU RB Ezekiel Elliott’s Simple Twitter Message: “Big Ten Speed”

For years, the term “SEC speed” has been used by players in the conference to troll opponents. Heck, even yesterday, Missouri defensive star Markus Golden yelled it at a few Minnesota players. But after last night’s Sugar Bowl victory by Ohio State, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott has a new term he wants to get trending – “Big Ten speed.” Elliott rushed for 230...
Via College Spun
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Mizzou’s Markus Golden Taunts Minnesota: “This Ain’t No Big Ten, This SEC Speed”

The SEC has had an up-and-down bowl season, but Missouri’s victory over Minnesota in Thursday’s Citrus Bowl was definitely one of the conference’s bright spots. Regardless, Tigers defensive end Markus Golden, who won the game’s MVP award, apparently wanted to make sure that a few Golden Gophers were aware of what league his team plays in. Golden, playing in his final collegiate...
Via College Spun
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Missouri sticks to strengths in Citrus Bowl win over Minnesota

The 16th-ranked Missouri Tigers erased a third-quarter deficit to beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 33-17 in the Florida Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. Here are four observations from the game: 1. Missouri relies on strengths for 11th win Missouri put up its second straight season with 11 or more wins by doing what it does best: run the ball and defend. It was an ugly win, but this...
Via Fox Sports South
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Scouting Preview- Missouri vs Minnesota

As New Year’s Day approaches, so do the best football matchups of the season. The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl promises an intriguing matchup between the Missouri Tigers from the SEC and the Big Ten’s own Minnesota Gophers. The Tigers enter the game with an impressive 10-3 record, and Minnesota also had a good season at 8-4. Not only should the game be entertaining, but there...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New Year's Day 2015 bowl viewing guide

The first year of the College Football Playoff may have changed the look of the postseason. One thing stays intact: a New Year's Day packed with anticipated bowl games, including the first national semifinals. Here's your viewing guide to the five games (all times EST): --- OUTBACK BOWL No. 17 Wisconsin (10-3) vs. No. 19 Auburn (8-4), at Tampa, Florida, noon (ESPN2) Line: Auburn...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Missouri, Minnesota see Citrus Bowl as chance to make statement

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- After Missouri and Minnesota both overachieved on the field, it makes sense they meet in their final game of the season. In just their third year in the Southeastern Conference, the 16th-ranked Tigers (10-3) enter Thursday's Citrus Bowl coming off their second consecutive SEC East title and appearances in the conference championship game. At Minnesota, fourth...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Missouri, Minnesota see Citrus Bowl as chance to make statement

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- After Missouri and Minnesota both overachieved on the field, it makes sense they meet in their final game of the season. In just their third year in the Southeastern Conference, the 16th-ranked Tigers (10-3) enter Thursday's Citrus Bowl coming off their second consecutive SEC East title and appearances in the conference championship game. At Minnesota, fourth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou, Minnesota primed for Citrus Bowl matchup

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) After Missouri and Minnesota both overachieved on the field, it makes sense they meet in their final game of the season. In just their third year in the Southeastern Conference, the 16th-ranked Tigers (10-3) enter Thursday's Citrus Bowl coming off their second consecutive SEC East title and appearances in the conference championship game. At Minnesota, fourth...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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