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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

The Unexpected NFL Pipeline From Eastern Illinois

The small FCS program was the only alma mater with a starting quarterback, a head coach and a general manager in the NFL when the 2016 season opened. From Mike Shanahan to Sean Payton, Tony Romo to Jimmy Garoppolo, examining the path from EIU to the NFL

Corey Davis Catches the NFL’s Attention

He almost didn’t make it to college at all. Four years later, wide receiver Corey Davis has helped put Western Michigan football on the map. With scouts’ eyes now turning to Kalamazoo, he could become the second MAC wideout ever taken in the NFL draft’s first round

DeShone Kizer and the Fraternity of the Golden Dome QB

It’s been a while since the Notre Dame pedigree mattered for an NFL quarterback; the last star QB to come out of South Bend was Joe Montana 37 years ago. Former Fighting Irish signal callers weighed in on the pressures of South Bend, and why Kizer might be the one to break the NDQB drought

Saban Says

In the debut of The MMQB’s new college football column, the Alabama coach sounds off on his time in the NFL, the growing gap between college and pro offenses, ideas to improve the NFL draft and the future of football. Plus, The Anonymous Scout provides draft notes on college stars, opening weekend’s must-see games, Bama BBQ and more

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