Spring football games have been called everything from showcase events to organized scrimmages to glorified pep rallies. While for the most part there aren’t many meaningful impressions to be gleaned, some provide opportunities for fans of a program to get a live look at some position races, new talent or new coaches’ systems. By Eddie Timanus, USA TODAY Sports
In a Friday Five last March, I wrote NFL Draft. In my top five, I had Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Mason Rudolph, Josh Allen and Luke Falk. I also had Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield as honorable mentions. Of those names, as far as I can tell, only Falk hasn’t been mentioned as a possible first-round pick this year. By Tom Fornellileading up to the 2018
It’s NFL Draft time. Finally. Who are the guards and centers who’ll matter from the 2018 NFL Draft, and what’s the college perspective on all of the top prospects? By Pete Fiutak
It’s NFL Draft time. Finally. Who are the wide receivers who’ll matter from the 2018 NFL Draft, and what’s the college perspective on all of the top prospects? By Pete Fiutak
The recruitment of Kyler Murray to Texas A&M was pretty fascinating. Despite his frame (measured at 5’10, 178 at a Nike SPARQ combine), Murray was a three-time state champion QB with a 43-0 record from the DFW powerhouse Allen Eagles. By
Then, there was Trace McSorley, who, at that point, had quarterbacked Briar Woods to three state titles and one perfect season, collected numerous records and honors along the way … and stood shy of 6 feet. That’s why major colleges didn’t want him as a quarterback. By Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
College football underclassmen had to declare their intentions for the NFL draft by Monday. No FBS team was a bigger winner than Clemson. Defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell, who both might have been selected in the first round of the NFL draft, decided to return to school. They’re joined by defensive end Austin Bryant and linebacker Kendall Joseph in returning, which led to the Tigers’ supplanting reigning national champion Alabama as the No. 1 team in the second edition of the 2018 Way-Too-Early Top 25. By Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior Writer
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