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21 Former UConn Football Players in 2014 NFL Camps

STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut currently has 21 former players on NFL rosters as league training camps open across the nation this week. The players range from quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who is entering his tenth NFL season and is back with his original team in the Detroit Lions, to drafted rookies Yawin Smallwood with the Atlanta Falcons and Shamar Stephen with...
Via Sox and Dawgs
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn Standouts Stephen, Smallwood Taken In 2014 NFL Draft

Editor’s note: Since I was sick and in bed for the entire weekend plus Monday, I was unable to do much posting if it all. Had I not felt this way, this post would have done on Saturday when they were drafted. NEW YORK – Two former UConn Football standouts, Shamar Stephen and Yawin Smallwood, were taken in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft on Saturday at Radio City Music...
Via Sox and Dawgs
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 5/8/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Draft Prospects that may be Grigson-Style Picks

Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has a unique drafting quality that has helped define his two years as the Colts’ shot caller. This trait is not said to be common among NFL draft war rooms, and when executed it makes draftniks say “Hmm…”Grigson hardly care what kind of hit a player’s stock takes during the pre-draft process. In fact, it’s been said that...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Roundup – 4/24

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a daily basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside Man: Top ten ILBs on the Redskins draft board

With the (99%) retirement of London Fletcher, inside linebacker may be a position to which the Redskins want to add depth. Unlike the player pools at some of the other positions I’ve previewed, inside backer isn’t particularly stacked. That’s true in part because the emphasis on pass defense and outside pass-rushers devalues the position as a whole. But, if Washington wants...
Via cover32 - Redskins
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts 2014 NFL Mock Draft: 7 Rounds (2.0)

The next big step in the pre-draft process is coming up in just a matter of two weeks now – it is the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. Right now, players have boosted and damaged their stocks with late-season performances and performances in postseason all-star games.The combine will dramatically shake up prospects’ stocks and begin to mold the layout for the draft. After the combine...
Via Pro Football Spot
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn, Memphis put an end to disappointing seasons

There will be a lot of goodbyes Saturday when UConn hosts Memphis in the final game of what has been a disappointing season for both programs. It will be the last college game for 29 seniors, 14 from UConn (2-9, 2-5 American Athletic Conference) and 15 from Memphis (3-8, 1-6). But It also likely will be the final game at Connecticut for much of that program's coaching staff. Interim...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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