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St. Louis Rams: Path to the NFL Draft 2014

The 2013 St Louis Rams were on track for a promising season before Sam Bradford went down with an ACL tear in Week 7.But the Rams are primed to compete in the NFC West—the NFL’s toughest division—with two picks in the top 13 of the 2014 NFL draft. The No. 2 overall spot comes courtesy of the 2012 trade with the Washington Redskins who moved up to draft Robert Griffin III.That...
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With the 17th Pick in the NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens Select...

After winning the Super Bowl in 2012, the Ravens clearly took a step back last season with not making the playoffs.After having a horrible offseason after the Super Bowl because Joe Flacco thinks he's a top five quarterback because he had one great postseason run, the Ravens lost many key players in free agency, along with not being able to go after free agents.1. Wide ReceiverWhile...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Path to the 2014 NFL Draft

It took rookie-head coach Gus Bradley’s Jacksonville Jaguars half a season to gain traction under the tough-nosed system he brought from Seattle. But the young bunch eventually erased an 0-8 start, finishing 2013 a respectable 4-4.But Jacksonville has floundered in mediocrity—or worse—despite having a top-ten pick in the last six drafts: Derrick Harvey, Eugene Monroe, Tyson...
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5 Best Assistant Coaches In College Football

Look at the best coaches in college football and more times than not, they all have something in common. They all have solid coaching staffs.Florida State had six assistants leave the program before the 2013 season, but still had a solid nucleus to take the Seminoles to the holy grail of college football. And subsequently, right after the final score was recorded and the BCS Title...
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2014 NFL Draft a Scout's Eye View: Storm Johnson RB UCF

Storm Johnson RB Central FloridaMeasurables: 6'0 209 32" arms 9.5" handsTesting Results: 4.60 40 yard dash, 16 bench reps (225 lbs), 35.5" vertical, 118" broad jumpScouting Notes: An underrated back who was overshadowed in 2013 by his more heralded quarterback, but on film you can tell Johnson was the heart and sout of the UCF offense. A very smooth athlete...
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Andrew Luck -- Most Valuable Player in the NFL?

If you were to start your team right now, and you could choose any player you want, whom would you take? Names like Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, JJ Watt and Andrew Luck come to mind. These players are either young or relatively young and have big impact on their franchises. There are some older guys with potentially bigger impacts such as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, but many question...
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Player With Most to Prove in 2014 in SEC: Bo Wallace

Football season is right around the corner.  That being said, some players in the SEC have a lot to prove this season such as Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace. He is a senior and this season will be his time to shine in order to be considered a potential decent NFL quarterback. Don’t get me wrong, I am an avid Ole Miss fan and wish Ole Miss could win every game, but I must also...
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Jaguars News and Notes: Free Agents Still To Be Had

Now that the dust has settled and there is about $25 million in cap space left for the Jaguars to use, this might be a good time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to go hunting again in free agency.After forcing Cleveland to match their offer to center Alex Mack, the team is still in need of a center and more interior linemen on the offensive line. There is also a need for another outside...
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Houston Texans: Path to the NFL Draft 2014

Houston’s devastating 2013 campaign was as dramatic and confusing as Gary Kubiak’s Week 9 collapse from a “mini-stroke” during the Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday Night Football.The Texans were many pundit’s favorite to take the AFC South, but now sit with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.Check out all the key arrivals, departures and retentions as Houston...
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Miami Dolphins News and Notes: Offseason Conditioning Begins

And they are off and running in Miami. Usually, you hear something like that while watching the horses at Hialeah, but at the Dolphins training facility, it was the first time the team held their offseason conditioning program at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The start of the 2014 season has officially begun in south Florida, which means...
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Biggest Draft Day Busts: Worst Running Backs

Not every running back can have success in the NFL. While the shelf life of an NFL is short by most standards, running backs take a hard pounding year and after year and put many miles on this legs. Veterans know how to preserve their bodies and stay healthy to prolong their careers. Some, never really measure up as a top-flight runner – proving they were not who the teams thought...
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2014 NFL Draft: Will the Cowboys Draft Jadeveon Clowney?

In 2009, Jerry Jones, owner and General Manager of “America’s Team” opened the brand “spanking new” Dallas Palace (aka, Cowboys’ Stadium then AT&T Stadium) to the public. The new (estimated $1.2 billion) facility was a modern marvel of architecture, technology and innovative space planning. It was something to behold.Naturally, Cowboy’s fans expected Jones to continue...
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2014 NFF Draft: Will the Cowboys Draft Jadeveon Clowney?

In 2009, Jerry Jones, owner and General Manager of “America’s Team” opened the brand “spanking new” Dallas Palace (aka, Cowboys’ Stadium then AT&T Stadium) to the public. The new (estimated $1.2 billion) facility was a modern marvel of architecture, technology and innovative space planning. It was something to behold.Naturally, Cowboy’s fans expected Jones to continue...
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Notre Dame Football: 2014 Players To Watch- DaVaris Daniels

“I understand that attending the University of Notre Dame is a privilege and with that comes a certain level of academic responsibility. Therefore, I will not be attending Notre Dame in the Spring semester but fully expect to re-enroll in the Summer semester to earn my degree and continue playing football for the Irish!” (DaVaris Daniels, January, after learning of his suspension...
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5 Players Who Would Be Shocking To See Taken In Round 1

There is a brilliance about the NFL Draft that at times cannot be explained. It’s a cocktail party, red carpet event and scene stealer all in one.I was watching ESPN on Monday when analysts made sure we all knew over and over again there were five or seven stars in the Draft and a lot of depth to support them in play. The NFL Draft is one event like the Daytona 500, The Masters...
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College Football: 5 Coaches On The Hot Seat

The world of college football coaching continues to evolve into the most volatile profession in all of sports. The demand to win now is higher than ever with the amount of money that coaches are being paid, along with fans showing absolutely zero tolerance for underachieving teams. Thus, there is a group of five head coaches that head into the 2014 college football season on the...
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Make or Break: Five Players With Something to Prove in 2014

The NFL is a tough business. Every year we as fans put our faith and hopes into players we feel will break through and give us a reason to hoot and holler and throw our hands in the air. There can only be so many years of doing this before you realize these players who teeter on the brink of greatness can't hang and by next season their name has already ceased from our vocabulary...
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NFL Preseason: Marcus Lattimore Gearing Up for "Rookie" Season

Marcus Lattimore was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of last year's draft with the 131st pick in the draft. The former South Carolina Gamecock was a tremendous talent at the running back position, and likely would have been the best in his class if it weren't for an unfortunate injury that took place on October 27, 2012.With about five minutes to go...
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NFL Preseason: Marcus Lattimore Gearing Up for

Marcus Lattimore was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of last year's draft with the 131st pick in the draft. The former South Carolina Gamecock was a tremendous talent at the running back position, and likely would have been the best in his class if it weren't for an unfortunate injury that took place on October 27, 2012.With about five minutes to go...
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2014 NFL Draft: Ranking the Top 50 Running Backs

2014 NFL Draft: Running Back RankingsTop 151. Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6'1 233: Size and build of a workhorse back, plenty of miles left in the tank after only two seasons in a time sharing backfield system at LSU. A complete one cut back, powerful with surprising speed and athleticism. Hits the hole with authority and fights for every inch on every carry,, lowers his shoulder with...
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Mock Draft Version 4.0: The Pro Day Impact

1. Houston Texans - Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina - There was some heavy consideration for quarterback based on need, but Clowney has firmly established himself as a clear top pick.  The Texans do have some clout with Mario Williams pick in 2005 that paid off despite the initial shock of passing on Reggie Bush.2. St. Louis Rams - Greg Robinson OT Auburn - There is a little...
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With the 16th Pick in the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys Select...

The Dallas Cowboys again fell short of the playoffs due to a bottom three defense in the NFL.  Once Demarcus Ware went down, that defense went from bad to awful, not being able to stop the run or the pass and while Tony Romo gets the blame, this defense really should.1. Defensive TacklesNotice how I said defensive tackles?  That's because they need two of them.  They signed...
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Is Chris Johnson Still A Top Tier Running Back?

The Oxford Dictionary describes the term elite as someone who is superior in terms of ability to the rest of a group. When Chris Johnson burst on to the NFL scene with a blistering 4.24 40 yard dash it was fair to say he was elite, but does this statement still hold true as we head towards the 2014 season? 2013 was seen by many as a ‘down’ year for CJ2K, as he amassed only 1...
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Seth Carson's 2014 NFL Mock Draft Version 4.0

The 2014 combine workouts are over and each team has made their respective splashes in free agency.  The NFL Draft is where each NFL team can find the best young college prospects to help build their team's chances of obtaining their ultimate goal...  winning the coveted NFL Super Bowl title.In this mock draft I have discarded all consensus input for my selections, and went...
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College Football: 5 Defensive Monsters to Watch In 2014

The 2014 college football season will prove two things – quarterbacks will again rule the friendly confines of stadiums everywhere, and many great defensive players will be overshadowed when they deserve just as much of the spotlight.While offense may score points, the old adage still holds true that defense will win a championship or two.There may not be a Jadeveon Clowney or...
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