Why TJ Yeldon makes perfect sense with the Jacksonville Jaguars

This is not to say the comparisons are there, but here is something to ponder. When the Jacksonville Jaguars picked Fred Taylor with the ninth pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, they chose a player who was 6’1” and 228 pounds. We all know how that turned out.  Tonight, the Jaguars drafted TJ Yeldon at 6’2” and 226 pounds. Maybe I should stop there. You cannot help but get excited...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Add Physicality to Offense with Yeldon

The Jacksonville Jaguars needed a running back, and they decided Alabama's T.J. Yeldon was their guy. The Alabama back is a tough, physical running back who has elite foot quickness. He's not going to beat you with speed, but his combination of power and elusiveness makes him a very good prospect.Collegiate Statistics: 2014: 194 carries, 979 yards, 11 TD, 15 receptions, 180 yards...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars select Alabama RB Yeldon in 2nd round of NFL draft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have selected Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon with the 36th overall pick in the NFL draft. After landing defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. with the third pick Thursday, the Jaguars turned their attention to the other side of the ball Friday. General manager Dave Caldwell wanted to surround quarterback Blake Bortles with more talent...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Yeldon will get a chance to shine with the Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team needed a running back as one of the final pieces of the puzzle for this franchise. TJ Yeldon could very well not only be a great pick, but he could dispel the myth of Alabama running backs in the NFL. Yeldon is one of those backs you knew would be taken on Day 2, but you really did not know where. Evidently, Yeldon...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players the Oakland Raiders should consider in round three

The Oakland Raiders have two picks on day two of the NFL Draft, one in the second and one in the third. Their third round pick will likely depend in part on what the team does in the second round but here are some guys that the team could look at in positions other than wide receiver since that’s what they took in the first round. Nate Orchard, DE, Utah  With the team taking a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Tevin Coleman or T.J. Yeldon

The Cowboys need for running back high on the list, and could be as high as #27 in the 1st round of this year’s draft, but could also be addressed in the 2nd-3rd round at the very latest. The running back class is deep, but the talent is solid, so there will be “runs” on these guys. For me, I’ve narrowed the Cowboys likely choices between two backs: Tevin Coleman, Indiana...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama

T.J. Yeldon RB Alabama 6'2 221 (Jr) 31 5/8" arms 9"handsCombine Results: 4.61 40 yard dash, 22 bench reps, 36"vertical jump, 9'9" broad jump, 7.19 3 cone drill, 4.22 20 yard shuttle Scouting Notes-At first glance he appears too lean for the position but he has a strong lower half which gives him outstanding balance, has the size and build to be a three down back…Rare in that he...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Yeldon may be the running back the Jacksonville Jaguars are looking for

The one thing Jacksonville Jaguars fans can be sure of in the 2104 NFL Draft is that at some point this team is going to select what they hope to be the franchise running back of the team’s future. While many names have been bantered about, from Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon, should they all into the top part of the second round, to possibly someone like an Ajay Ajayi of Boise...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon’s Fit with the Dallas Cowboys

I won’t sugar-coat it; T.J. Yeldon is one of the most fascinating players in the entire draft to me. If you would’ve asked me where I would have drafted Yeldon after his freshman year at Alabama, I would’ve said first round. I may have even said in the top 10. Yeldon was one pace to be one of the greatest players in Alabama history. But in the next two seasons, Yeldon was often...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft Headlined by Byron Jones, CB, UConn

We are two weeks out from the NFL Draft in Chicago and the Cowboys draft targets have been visiting Valley Ranch at a furious pace. The Cowboys have brought in a lot of running backs, cornerbacks, and quarterbacks to run a fine tooth comb through. It sure feels like those three are atop the Cowboys positional targets with the amount of time they have put in with private workouts...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brugler Releases 2-Round Mock, Cowboys Take Peters and Yeldon

CBS Sports, Dane Brugler has released his first 2-round mock draft, and he gives the Cowboys two intriguing prospects. At #27: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington Brandon Carr has disappointed and Morris Claiborne has been the one blemish on an otherwise flawless first-round résumé for the Cowboys the past five years, making cornerback a need in this year’s draft. Peters has his baggage...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Mock Draft

It’s that kind of season where NFL mock drafts are flowing around the Internet and it’s always fun to take some time to read them when you’re bored. I’m not one to come out with a different one every week though, but I did participate in something that was really fun and interesting. I was the Green Bay Packers GM in a mock draft over at sportshoopla.com with every team having...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon's ability to catch will drive up his fantasy value as a flex guy

One skill we always value when it comes to drafting fantasy potent running backs is the ability to catch the football. Now, you might think a good receiving running back is only valuable in PPR (points per reception leagues) but that is simply not true. While receiving running backs definitely have more value in PPR leagues, they're also highly draftable in redraft leagues. Of the...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama football: combine stats for NFL bound players

The NFL combine is upon us and Alabama football is well represented this year. Almost every starter from the 2013-2014 season for Alabama is trying to boost their stock for this year’s draft in key drills like the 40 yard dash. Here are the stats for the Alabama offensive stars entering the draft. Blake Sims Blake Sims 5’11” and 218 pounds in the weigh ins. Considered a backup...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers To Meet With Minnesota RB David Cobb At NFL Combine

In addition to already talking to Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, the Pittsburgh Steelers also have a formal interview scheduled with Minnesota running back David Cobb, according to Andrew Krammer of 1500ESPN.com. Cobb, who rushed for 2,893 yards and 20 touchdowns on 562 carries during his college career, told […] Steelers To Meet With Minnesota...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Combine Updates for Thursday

A couple of interesting developments from today at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis for the Steelers. First, they used one of their allotted interview slots to chat with Alabama running back T. J. Yeldon. There’s nothing earth shattering about the Steelers talking to a running back because they need depth there but I found the choice of Yeldon a bit odd. Most draft guys have Yeldon...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon Says He’s Met With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers learned last season that having a quality running back to backup starter Le’Veon Bell is a must after losing him for the playoffs due to a knee injury suffered in the regular season finale. After drafting diminutive running back Dri Archer last year in the third round, the Steelers could decide to […] Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon Says He’s Met With Steelers...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon

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. Steelers second year running back Le’Veon Bell was […] 2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers Opposition Research: Way-too-early look at 2015 Alabama edition

2014 Record: 12-22014 Billingsley Ranking: No. 52014 Team Stats: *courtesy StatMilk.com 2014 Crazy Stat: Key Losses: QB Blake Sims; WR Amari Cooper; S Landon Collins; RB T.J. Yeldon; LG Arie Kouandjio Key Returning Players: RB Derrick Henry; LB Reggie Ragland; C Ryan Kelly Biggest Offseason Storylines: - Who Plays QB1? This seems like a cut and dry scenario, as Sims barely beat...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders take RB T.J. Yeldon in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Heading into last season, the general consensus in the NFL was that running the football isn’t as important as it used to be. More and more teams were employing a running-back-by-committee approach than ever before. The day and age of the dominant, every-down back seemed to be a thing of the past. But that may be about to change, as everything in the NFL is cyclical. Players like...
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February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon And Nick Perry Get Into (Mostly) Playful Twitter War With Each Other

Running back T.J. Yeldon rushed for 979 yards and 11 touchdowns this season for Alabama, while safety Nick Perry finished fifth on the team in tackles with 80 and also intercepted two passes. Both of their careers in Tuscaloosa are finished, but the two showed this afternoon they aren’t past the taunting that teammates do to each other. What started innocently enough with Perry...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Underclassmen Catch-up: Amari Cooper and Declared Alabama Prospects

For the 2015 NFL Draft, Alabama has three junior prospects that will each forego their final season of eligibility. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, running back TJ Yeldon, and safety Landon Collins declared for the draft, and all three have a legitimate shot at becoming top 50 picks. While Amari Cooper and Landon Collins project as first round prospects, TJ Yeldon is more likely to be...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Nation’s No. 1 RB Damien Harris Commits To Alabama

On the same day that Alabama junior running back T.J. Yeldon officially announced he is leaving school for the NFL, the Crimson Tide gained the commitment of a potential future star at the position.  Friday morning, five-star running back Damien Harris, rated the No. 1 running back in the country by Rivals.com, committed to play at Alabama. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound back out of Berea...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama's Cooper, Collins, Yeldon to enter NFL draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, safety Landon Collins and tailback T.J. Yeldon are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft. All three announced their decisions in a news conference on Friday. All-Americans Cooper and Collins are projected as likely top 10 picks. Draft projections have Yeldon possibly going as high as the second round. Cooper...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Copper, two Tide teammates leaving 'Bama early for NFL Draft

A week after losing to Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals, Alabama's still hurting. But these wounds could sting well into next season. According to multiple reports Thursday, Crimson Tide safety Landon Collins will skip his final year of NCAA eligibility and make himself available for the NFL Draft, and ESPN later in the day added that All-American receiver Amari...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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