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John Ross Speeds Toward the Draft

How the University of Washington receiver—and possibly the fastest man in the 2017 draft—got help from DeSean Jackson and Snoop Dogg en route to becoming a likely first-round pick

The Longshots

A former drug addict turned sack master, a promising receiver who walked away from Clemson just before they won it all, a freak athlete from a tiny school and tinier hometown, and a British import who held his own in the SEC. The NFL is interested in all of them. Meet four prospects who have taken the most unusual paths to the draft

NFL Evaluators on Joe Mixon

In 2014, the star running back punched a female student, fracturing four bones in her face. In December, the video was made public. Now, NFL teams are figuring out what to do about the talented back with the troubled past. Plus, more on who impressed at the Senior Bowl

In Southern California, An NFL D-League Grows

Don Yee, known best as Tom Brady’s agent, is laying the groundwork for an NFL developmental league with his Pacific Pro League, providing an alternative for college players with an emphasis on an NFL style of football. Why this league might work, and what it means to the draft scene

NFL’s View on the Bowls (and Those Who Skip Them)

As top prospects Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey opt to skip their bowl games the league mostly shrugs its shoulders, but some brainstorm ideas for how to get the best playing in bowl games. Plus, the top NFL prospects in the upcoming bowls

Who Is Mitch Trubisky?

It’s the question evaluators across the league are scrambling to answer as the first-year UNC starter has established himself as the best draft-eligible quarterback in college football

The Way of the Wolf

The legacy and lessons of Hall of Fame GM Ron Wolf’s time with the Green Bay Packers live on today, through five former pupils who are current GMs for playoff-contending teams

Jamal Adams and LSU’s ‘DBU’ Tradition

The junior is positioned to be the first safety off the NFL draft board in April, a potential top-10 pick and the next great NFL defensive back out of LSU. And it’s thanks, in part, to the help of an old pro

Drafting Lists

With the college football regular season winding down, it’s as good a time as any to assess the 2017 draft: Who’s moving up draft boards, who are the most polarizing prospects, who could be the next Dak Prescott and more

A Big Lineman, a Bigger ‘Loser’

When does ‘big’ become ‘too big’? USC offensive lineman Zach Banner is 6' 9" and once weighed close to 400 pounds. He lost the weight and is on a quest keep it off; his NFL future depends on it

The Return of the Tight End

Despite the high demand, a tight end hasn’t been taken in the first round of the draft since 2014. However, a stacked 2017 class, featuring Michigan’s Jake Butt, is poised to break that trend

Chad Kelly Has Questions to Answer

Supremely talented, but erratic on the field. A checkered past off of it. The 2017 draft’s top senior QB prospect has six months to convince NFL teams that he can be trusted, and Uncle Jim—the Hall of Fame passer—is ready to help

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