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Greg Cosell's draft preview: A third WR belongs in Cooper/White top tier

Leading up to this year’s draft, there’s a consensus that Amari Cooper and Kevin White are the top two receivers in the class, in a tier by themselves. I agree that both of them are in a top tier. Cooper and White are both very good prospects. Show More Summary

Report: LSU’s Jalen Collins has multiple failed drug tests

Timing is everything in life. And if you’re a fringe first-round prospect, having bad news emerge in the week before the 2015 NFL Draft is particularly poorly timed. Via Albert Breer of the NFL Network, citing sources with four teams, LSU cornerback Jalen Collins had “multiple failed tests” for drugs during his college days. Of…

Chasing a Family Legacy, Jake Kumerow's NFL Draft Dream Comes Full Circle

Who, the receiver? Tall kid with the ponytail? You don't know him? Kumerow. Whitewater, D-III. Yeah, we've been tracking him for a while. 6'5", 205 pounds. I had his 40s around 4.5. Short shuttle was 6.90. Probably has better numbers...Show More Summary

Matt Bowen's 2015 Draft Darlings

Everyone has their favorites heading into the draft. Beyond the top QBs who get most of the headlines, there are always some players who you just latch onto over time. Whether it's from watching their tape, seeing them live at the Senior...Show More Summary

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Predictions and High-Upside Prospects Worth the Wait

While fans always hope the NFL draft can turn around a team’s fortunes immediately, a number of prospects take a bit longer to develop. Organizations go into the offseason knowing they must prepare not only for next season but future years down the line. Show More Summary

2015 NFL Draft: Latest Buzz and Predictions for the Top-10 Selections

The top 10 picks in the draft have an amazing impact on how the rest of the weekend falls. You'll hear draft writers explain all the time how if one surprise pick pops up, an entire mock can be thrown out the window. If someone somehow...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell says both Los Angeles stadium projects look good

St. Louis officials might have felt good about what they told the NFL this week. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that not one but two Los Angeles projects are also appealing to the league, based on what he’s seen of both stadium plans. Speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors Friday, Goodell said both the…

NFL moves on from ATC spotters with team affiliations

The ATC spotter charged with scanning the field for evidence of players in distress now has unprecedented power:  The ability to stop the game and direct the officials to remove a player for further evaluation. Given the potential for that power to be abused through, for example, the erroneous perception that a quarterback needs to…

Despite Recent Misses, San Francisco 49ers Must Draft a Wide Receiver in Round 1

Wide receivers, first-round draft picks and San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke share one of those relationships where each party increasingly resents the other. Well, not exactly. But the interplay between those three remains...Show More Summary

Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Roger Goodell Praises Los Angeles Stadium Plans

The N.F.L. commissioner said two stadium plans looked promising enough to return the league to the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area.

Virginia faces challenges in ACC, ranks No. 125 in countdown

Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2015-16 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projected No. 1 team.

Unnamed scout on Kevin White: “He’s like Larry Fitzgerald”

West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White is just about a lock to hear his name called in the first round of next week’s draft, with all but the matter of whether he’ll be the first player at his position to be taken to be decided. In his latest mock draft, Rotoworld’s Josh Norris projected the…

Jets Want Quantity From Draft, but Also a Potentially Costly Prospect

Mike Maccagnan said he intended to speak with the five teams ahead of the Jets in the N.F.L. draft order to gauge the cost of moving up, but added that he preferred having more picks.

Winston initially kept crab leg incident from Harbaugh, Fisch

The primary headline this week regarding quarterback Jameis Winston arose from his about-face regarding the notion that he shoplifted crab legs from a grocery store in 2014.  Setting aside for now the question of whether Winston’s latest version of the events is accurate (Deadspin has made a persuasive case that it isn’t), there’s more to…

Ray Rice tells Rutgers football players to “not make the mistakes that I made”

Before Rutgers held its spring football game Friday night, a prominent former Scarlet Knights star addressed the team: Ray Rice. Rice, the former Ravens running back who has been out of the NFL since being released by the Ravens in September, told Steve Politi of New Jersey Advance Media he wanted to give the current…

Irsay says it’s not “Super Bowl or bust” for Pagano

Last month, a report emerged that the Colts and coach Chuck Pagano aren’t expected to strike a new deal before the final year of his contract expires.  Owner Jim Irsay has remained silent, fueling speculation that Pagano could be on the outs if the team doesn’t get to the Super Bowl. Irsay has finally addressed…

Gary Pinkel, Missouri Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Missouri Tigers football coach Gary Pinkel received a new contract Friday after leading his team to two straight SEC East Division championships. Joe Walljasper and David Morrison of the Columbia Daily Tribune provided some details: Pinkel...Show More Summary

Jets safety Jaiquawn Jarrett signs RFA tender

A former second-round pick of the Eagles who’s rebuilt his career with the Jets has officially re-signed with New York. Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett, a restricted free agent, inked his one-year tender with the Jets on Friday, the club said. The 25-year-old Jarrett started 5-of-14 games for the Jets in 2014, recording 40 tackles and intercepting…

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