Robert<br />Klemko
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Robert
Klemko

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T-Minus 35 Days: Atlanta’s Perfect Pass Rusher
Atlanta’s Perfect Pass Rusher
First-year head coach Dan Quinn is hoping to make the Atlanta Falcons into Seattle East. The first step will be finding the right pass-rusher at the top of this draft. Plus, mocking the top 10 picks based on what teams should do
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 42 Days: And In This Corner…
And In This Corner...
The draft's top cover men are the soft-spoken Trae Waynes and the brash Marcus Peters. How much does personality play into a corner's draft stock? Plus, meet the punter who walked away from the game to join the military, only to return to the gridiron years later and become the draft's top leg
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 49 Days: Separating Stat and Fiction
Separating Stat and Fiction
Louisville safety Gerod Holliman had 14 interceptions in 13 games last season, tying a Division I record. How meaningful is that number to his draft projection? Plus, whether or not to buy into the eye-popping stats of four other prospects
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 56 Days: What Pro Days Prove
What Pro Days Prove
Didn’t we just do this at the combine? Sort of, but not really. With big-time pro days starting up this week, here’s what players need to prove. Plus, the five prospects who have the most to gain or lose when they show off on campus
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 63 Days: The Combine’s Myth Busters
The Combine's Myth Busters
Devin Smith can only go deep? That's not what it looked like in Indianapolis. How Smith, and five other large-school prospects, used the combine to prove they have patched up perceived holes in their games
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 70 Days: It’s All About the Interviews
Combine Is All About the Interviews
Forget about the Underwear Olympics. The real value of the combine is what you don't see: individual interviews with teams (and they get weirder every year). Plus, Jameis Winston's latest meeting is among the five things you need to know about the draft, and a loyal Penn Stater is a prospect you better know
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 77 Days: The Reality of a Combine Snub
The Reality of a Combine Snub
California wide receiver Chris Harper declared early for the draft but was among a number of underclassmen not invited to the combine. What happens now? Plus, get to know an ex-Oregon QB not named Marcus Mariota
By Robert Klemko
Going Long
Maseratis, Hookah Bars and Cash by the Bagful: On the Trail of the $10,000 Super Bowl Ticket
Maseratis, Hookah Bars and Cash by the Bagful: On the Trail of the $10,000 Super Bowl Ticket
The MMQB spent four frantic days—and a few sleepless nights—with a top broker as he worked the wildest and most lucrative Super Bowl ticket market ever
By Robert Klemko
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T-Minus 84 Days: The World of Combine Training
Welcome to Draft Season
In the first installment of The MMQB's new weekly draft column: A peek inside the burgeoning industry of combine training. Plus, a bizarre run-in with Michael Sam's (now former) publicist, getting to know the late-round prospect whose brother is a three-time Pro Bowler, Quote of the Week, Stat of the Week and more
By Robert Klemko
Super Bowl 49
Where Does It Come From?
Where Does It Come From?
This idea, that he can accomplish anything he wants on the gridiron. We traced Russell Wilson's roots, from Richmond to Raleigh to Madison to Seattle, to figure out just how he willed himself to the top of the football world
By Robert Klemko