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Shaq Thompson getting a close look from the Panthers

One of the most intriguing prospects in the upcoming draft pool played multiple positions in college.  He intends to focus on only one in the NFL. Washington safety/linebacker/running back Shaq Thompson won the 2014 Paul Hornung Award, which goes to the most versatile player in college football.  As he explained this week on PFT Live…

Tennessee Football: Winners and Losers from the Volunteers' 2015 Spring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's annual Orange and White Game featured flashes of brilliance from marquee players. But once it was over, it felt a little incomplete. Perhaps that's as fitting of a conclusion to the Vols' injury-riddled spring as could be expected. After a first half where starters roamed the field, the second half lulled. Show More Summary

Notre Dame Football: Projecting Irish's Post-Spring Two-Deep Depth Chart

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — At the start of spring ball, Notre Dame football head coach Brian Kelly praised the program’s depth and looked ahead to an exciting 15-practice slate. With a deep stable of bodies, Kelly said the Irish were able to approach the spring season differently than they had in any of his previous years in South Bend. Show More Summary

Maxx Williams Is Rare Tight End Worthy of 1st-Round Pick

Maxx Williams has conceded the spotlight. NFL draft coverage has shifted its focus on Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and the rest of the projected top 10 picks. Williams was once thought of as a player who could potentially go in the...Show More Summary

2015 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OL T.J. Clemmings

One curveball that the Atlanta Falcons could throw into the top of the draft would be taking Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings at No. 8 overall. The Falcons could reap the rewards of the massive, ridiculously strong offensive...Show More Summary

SEC Football: Power Ranking Each Team Post-2015 Spring Practice

Spring practice is in the books, so what better time than now to unleash post-spring SEC power rankings? Which teams filled holes this spring? Which teams had more unexpected questions pop up? Which coaches could be on the hot seat? Our post-spring power rankings based on roster, coaching and remaining questions are in this slideshow. Begin Slideshow

2015 Atlanta Falcons' Potential Draft-Pick Profile: OL B.J. Finney

Kansas State's B.J. Finney would be a great fit for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015 and beyond. He may not be an ideal fit for the zone-blocking scheme that Atlanta will employ under new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but he should...Show More Summary

2015 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OL Ty Sambrailo

The Atlanta Falcons need a true solution to their starting need at left guard within the zone-blocking scheme that Kyle Shanahan will be running in 2015. Ty Sambrailo will be a great schematic fit should the Falcons take him at either right tackle or at left guard. Sambrailo has good length and athleticism for the position. Show More Summary

Winners and Losers of Saturday's College Football Spring Games

Just like that, spring practices are slowly but surely coming to a close. This Saturday (April 25) marked the last major slate of spring games. With the exception of Oregon's spring game on May 2, the long summer offseason is approaching...Show More Summary

Philadelphia Eagles: Ideal 7-Round Mock Draft

Not even one week remains until the 2015 NFL draft, and you can bet Chip Kelly won’t go down without a fight in his quest to get Marcus Mariota. It’s been an interesting offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles, and it doesn’t seem like...Show More Summary

UCLA Football 2015: 5 Winners from Spring Practice

With spring practice officially over, the prudent thing to do would be to have a reflective take on the UCLA Bruins football team. Fortunately for head coach Jim Mora, there were no serious injuries. Many of the physical ailments were...Show More Summary

Twenty-two years ago Saturday, the Giants found a Hall of Famer in Round Two

Twenty-two years ago Saturday, quarterbacks went 1-2 in the 1993 NFL Draft, and a club that gave up its first-rounder in search of a solution at quarterback ended up with a defensive end who helped the franchise win a Super Bowl. The 1993 NFL Draft began on a Sunday, and it kicked off with Washington…

Reggie McKenzie: Raiders have taken some calls about No. 4 pick

The Raiders have a young quarterback they like at the moment (and haven’t ruined yet), so they have some options when Thursday rolls around, when they’re on the clock with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. One of those options is not using the fourth pick at all. Via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com,…

NFL Draft 2015: Latest Mock Draft and Shifts on Stock Market as Event Nears

Lucky are those NFL prospects experiencing a stock boost down the home stretch with the 2015 NFL draft on approach. Not every prospect can be like Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley, who now appears to be a top-10 pick after his...Show More Summary

Luke Kuechly Contract Option Picked Up by Panthers: Latest Details and Reaction

Luke Kuechly will remain with the Carolina Panthers for at least two more seasons after the team picked up his fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The Panthers' official Twitter account confirmed the news on Saturday, and the Black...Show More Summary

PFT Draft Prop No. 1: Over-Under on first-round RBs: 2.5

After two consecutive years without a running back being selected in Round One, it’s likely the 2015 NFL Draft will have at least one first-round tailback, with Georgia’s Todd Gurley seemingly the favorite to be the first back off the board some time Thursday. The question is, what other backs will be selected in Round…

Draft Decisions Pivot Around Players’ Potential Character Flaws

This year’s draft, which is set to begin Thursday in Chicago, presents some difficult question marks for teams seeking to avoid troubled prospects.

Peyton Manning gives $3 million to University of Tennessee

Peyton Manning gave up $4 million in salary to the Broncos in March.  He’s now giving up $3 million more to his alma mater. Manning has donated $3 million to the school in honor of long-time university employees Gus Manning and Carmen and Deborah Tegano.  Gus Manning has served the UT athletic program for 64…

Panthers pick up fifth-year option on Luke Kuechly

Some decisions on whether to pick up the fifth-year option on a first-round pick can be agonizing ones. The call to extend Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly’s contract through 2016 was not likely one of them. Carolina has officially picked up the option of Kuechly, its star middle linebacker, the team announced Saturday afternoon. The 24-year-old…

UCLA Spring Game 2015: Recap, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Head coach Jim Mora and the UCLA Bruins began the quest for a third consecutive 10-win campaign Saturday with the 2015 Spring Showcase. While Saturday didn't feature a full-blown scrimmage with score tracking and a game clock, it did...Show More Summary

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