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Dallas Cowboys Draft Debates: Scenario One

The first scenario is a common one seen in most mock drafts and that is by the time the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock the top pass rushers Jadeveon Clowney, Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr are off the board.  Aaron Donald is promptly scooped up by the Chicago Bears just two spots before the Cowboys selection while the usual suspects at offensive tackle, quarterback and wide receiver...
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2014 USC Trojans Season Preview: The Sarkisian Era Begins

Saturday afternoon the USC Trojans held their annual spring game in The Coliseum. The Trojans are looking to bounce back after a season full of turmoil in 2013 which saw their Head Coach Lane Kiffin let go midway through the season. USC finished strong the second half of the season under interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron. The Trojans finished 10-4 with a Las Vegas Bowl victory over the...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor

Lache Seastrunk RB BaylorMeasurables: 5'9 201 30" arms 9 1/4" handsTesting Results: 4.51 40 yard dash, 15 bench reps (225 lbs), 41.5" vertical, 134" broad jumpScouting Notes: One of the most talented and underutilzed offensive weapons in the country, Seastrunk was at times a forgotten man in the high octane passing attack at Baylor...An explosive athlete with...
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2014 NFL Mock Draft Top 5 Picks: Easter Edition

The 2014 NFL Draft is quickly approaching and the speculation of who will go number one grows by the day. This year’s draft is unique in that there isn’t that big time quarterback we have been accustomed to the past several years, but rather a large group of offensive and defensive lineman who could be immediate impact players in the NFL. As we enter Easter Sunday and the draft...
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Which Top Quarterback Has Potential to Fall Far in Draft?

Which Top Quarterback Has Potential to Fall Far in Draft?The 2014 quarterback class is considered as one of the best ever. Characterized by four potential first rounders, teams in need of a signal caller will be able to select a promising leader in later rounds as well.Because of this, there is a chance teams won‘t roll the dice for the most important position immediately and wait...
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SEC Football: Player With The Most To Prove In 2014

There are many things Jeff Driskel wants to erase about the 2013 college football season. Two games in particular stand out that he was to move past in 2014.The 21-16 loss to Miami in the second game of the season and the game against Tennessee the very next week where his season ended because of a broken leg that required surgery and six months of rehab. On the play he got hurt...
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2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: With Trades

Trades:- Atlanta Falcons 2014 1st Round Pick (6th Overall), 2015 1st Round Pick, 2014 2nd Round Houston Texans 2014 1st Round Pick (1st Overall)- Jacksonville Jaguars 2014 1st Round Pick (3rd Overall), 2014 3rd Round Pick St Louis Rams 2014 1st Round Pick (2nd Overall)  Round 1 1st Overall Pick – Atlanta Falcons (from Houston Texans)Jadeveon Clowney – Defensive End – South...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: James White RB Wisconsin

James White RB WisconsinMeasurables: 5'9 204 29 1/4" arms 8 1/4" handsTesting Results: 4.57 40 yard dash, 23 bench reps (225 lbs), 32" vertical, 114" broad jump, 4.20 20 yard shuttle, 7.05 three cone drillScouting Notes: Spent his four years at Wisconsin being overshadowed by the likes of John Clay, Montee Ball, and most recently Melvin Gordon, but make no...
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David Levin's 2014 First Round Mock Draft 4.0

The time is now. With 18 days until the NFL, the phones are attached to the ears of general managers and head coaches, alike. These are the days where team executives make their money.There could be some jockeying for position and coveted players at the top of this selection process where we could see four or five trades – but I have only limited it to one in the first six picks...
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2014 NFL Draft: A Linebacker for the Dolphins at No. 19?

The Dolphins and veteran linebacker D'Qwell Jackson met in Miami for about the time to drink a cup of coffee. The former Cleveland Browns linebacker left south Florida without a contract and signed with the Indianapolis Colts.For mos tof the offseason, the team, under the leadership of new general manager Dennis Hickey, has spent time re-signing team free agents and adding strength...
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From Top To Bottom: How Will Cleveland Use Its Two First Round Picks?

Looking at how the Cleveland Browns are playing their cards, there is a lot of mystery when it comes to their two first round draft picks.The only team that currently has two selections, there is all kinds of speculation about the Browns, who may be in the market to move up in the Draft, may want a shot at someone like Blake Bortles or Khalil Mack or even Sammy Watkins.But first...
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Russell Released, Doss Detained, and Other Jags News

It has been anything but uneventful this week for the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to reports on ProFootballTalk.com, the franchise parted way with its starting linebacker, Russell Allen, on Thursday.The Jaguars were among the league’s most prolific transaction-makers a year ago, and they’re doing some more business before they start adding players again before the draft...
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Jacksonville Jaguars: Four Linebackers the Team Could Draft

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Friday that they had released starting linebacker Russell Allen because the veteran failed to pass a physical from a concussion that forced him onto the injured reserve list in 2013.Many mock drafts have Mack as the pick with the Jaguars name attached to it.Mack may not be the only linebacker this team looks to in the Draft to provide depth....
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Auburn Tigers Prepare for 2014 Spring Game and Season

As the Auburn Tigers prepare for their 2014 spring game on Saturday, April 19th the season, you could say, officially starts for the Tigers. The Tigers are coming off one of the most remarkable turnarounds in the history of the sport of college football and will look to build upon that this upcoming season. Auburn will be one of the favorites not only in the SEC in 2014, but in...
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10 Reasons Why Jameis Winston Won't Win the Heisman This Season

Jameis Winston’s life off the football field never seems to slow down.Baseball, mixed with celebrity status are just part of his day to day makeup. And when he is not on a diamond throwing a fastball, there are the constant disruptions from the alleged sexual assault case continue to take up space in his ever-evolving world.In most cases, it is great to be Jameis Winston, the most...
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A.J. McCarron: The Steal of the 2014 NFL Draft

The NFL draft is less than three weeks away. Since the college football season ended (and even before that) we’ve been hearing names such as Clowney, Manziel and Mack: names of players who will likely be selected in the first few picks in May’s NFL draft. Those of you who, like me, are hardcore football fans know that teams are built with players selected on the second and sometimes...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: DaQuan Jones DL Penn State

DaQuan Jones DT Penn StateMeasurables: 6'4 322 lbs 33 1/2" arms 9 5/8" handsTesting Results: 5.35 40 yard dash, 25 bench reps 27.5" vertical, 101" broad jump, 4.78 20 yard shuttle 7.73 3 cone drillScouting Notes: Very much looks the part of a 3-4 defensive end/5 technique or a 4-3 defensive tackle, very big very thick especially in the lower half, a little...
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2014 NFL Draft A Scout's Eye View: Tre Mason RB Auburn

Tre Mason RB AuburnMeasurables: 5'8  207 30" arms 9" handsTesting Results: 4.50 40 yard dash, 38.5" vertical, 126" broad jump, 4.15 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Highly productive top weapon for 12-1 Auburn in 2013-14.  Very strong for his size, muscular frame with a powerful well defined lower half...Great explosiveness, hit the hole hard when he sees...
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New York Giants: 2014 Mock Draft

New York Giants GM Jerry Reese has done a good job filling the roster through free agency thus far. Now to complete his objective, Reese must be successful in the 2014 NFL draft. Arguably one of the deepest drafts in recent years, the Giants will have 7 picks available (see chart below) and many holes still needed to be filled. In the past, it’s been difficult to gauge what direction...
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With The 15th Pick In The NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers Select...

2013 was a first for the Pittsburgh Steelers; they didn't make the playoffs.  When referring to how teams conduct free agency and how they draft, I always refer to the Steelers or the Patriots as the perfect model for how teams should; keep your players in free agency, don't overspend, and select best player available.So with that being said, we can focus on team needs for...
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Broncos vs. Patriots: A Closer Look at the ‘Arms Race’

These two teams are heads above the rest in the AFC. Under strong leadership and a series of “wow” acquisitions, they are destined to meet once again in late January.Broncos: The Rich get Richer.Don’t get it twisted, the loss of Eric Decker is a minor hiccup for the offense. As long as Peyton Manning can stay upright, the rest of the pieces around him are interchangeable. Repeating...
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The Best Player Names In The 2014 NFL Draft

If you are looking for hard-hitting analysis of college talent, this ain’t the article for you. Go join Mel Kiper Jr. in his mom’s basement and enjoy all the Fritos you can eat while pouring over an endless loop of game-tape of every potential special teams contributor at the D-3 level.40-times, bench press, 3-cone, 10-yard shuttles…they only give you a glimpse into what really...
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Ole Miss Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

After back-to-back winning seasons, including victories in two bowl games, the Ole Miss Rebels football program appears to be on the upswing as head coach Hugh Freeze enters his third season at the stern wheel.With back-to-back stellar recruiting classes, including a Top Five finish in 2013 to go along with the winning seasons and bowl victories, fans in Rebel nation are seeking...
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3 Teams Most Likely To Trade Up For Second Overall Pick

Cleveland BrownsThe Browns have two first round picks this year and with the 4th pick could potentially allow them move up without having to give up future picks like the Washington Redskins did in 2012 with the Robert Griffin trade.  If Jadeveon Clowney is the top pick as everyone anticpates, then this pick would be for the choice of the top quarterback, the Browns settled once...
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Jameis Winston Case Investigated by School, New York Times

The past cannot escape Jameis Winston.According to Yahoo! Sports, A New York Times report says the police inquiry into the accusations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was "flawed" and "there was virtually no investigation at all" by either the university or the Tallahassee Police Department into the claims of sexual assault involving Winston.The...
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