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‘Draft Day’ Reality Checks
‘Draft Day’ Reality Checks
The Kevin Costner movie had unprecedented access to capture the inner workings of the NFL draft and how front office executives go about their business. I lived that life for a decade—here’s what Hollywood got right and wrong
By Andrew Brandt
Film Room
The NFL’s Next Big Thing Isn’t Really Big at All
The Next Big Thing Isn't Really Big at All
But Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins has the strength to outmuscle linebackers and the speed to leave cornerbacks in his dust. Can this potential top five pick break the mold, or will he just end up breaking a general manager’s heart?
By Greg A. Bedard
Behind the Face Mask
Hey, Rookie! Here’s How To Ace The NFL Job Interview
Hey, Rookie! Here's How To Ace The NFL Job Interview
The NFL scouting combine can be an anxiety-inducing time for prospects if they don't arrive prepared. Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty does his part to help, passing along 10 nuggets of wisdom gleaned from his own experience
Game Plan
A Combine Reality Check
A Combine Reality Check
Think you’re seeing all the best prospects in Indy this week? Think again. Plenty of college players who’ll be productive pros—and possibly stars—don’t even get invited. Just ask Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith
By Peter King
Draft Board
Return of the Freak
Return of the Freak
Jadeveon Clowney's junior season dampened the ridiculous excitement surrounding the defensive end that started when he was a freshman in high school. At the combine, expect the South Carolina product to get the NFL drooling again
By Andy Staples
Open Field
Things to Eye in Indy
Things to Eye in Indy
Here's what you need to watch as the combine dominates the NFL world over the next week
By Peter King
Draft Board
Time for Style vs. Substance
Time for Style vs. Substance
We've got enough on tape to accurately judge this draft's top prospects. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Workouts and pro days are upon us, the time when sheer athleticism comes to the forefront to cloud our judgment
By Andy Staples
Draft Board
20 Things I Think I Think About the Senior Bowl
20 Things I Think I Think About the Senior Bowl
A receiver bonanza, the next Geno Atkins and no clear-cut franchise QBs. Those are just three of the things I saw in a first-round-light Senior Bowl group. Here are my takeaways from a few days in Mobile
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
The Hype Is No Joke
The Hype Is No Joke
But neither is Jadeveon Clowney’s subpar junior season. Once thought to be crown jewel of the 2014 NFL draft, the South Carolina defensive end has opened himself up to scrutiny about his work ethic and maturity. He doesn’t turn 21 until Valentine’s Day, but teams are going to dig deep before falling in love
By Greg A. Bedard
Draft Board
Settling In, or Saying Goodbye?
Settling In, or Saying Goodbye?
Senior Day festivities open a window into who could be leaving school early. For those players, chances to impress NFL scouts in actual game action are running out
By Andy Staples