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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

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

For Kerry Hyder, It Was Worth the Weight

He was a 300-pound defensive tackle who spent his first two NFL seasons on practice squads. Then he changed his diet, lost 35 pounds, and became one of the surprise stars of this season’s first half

Go Time for Goff

Emily Kaplan recently spent some time with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke to discuss Jared Goff's prospects as a starter. She reacts to the news Goff will start Week 11

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

Ready or Not, Is It Jared Goff’s Time?

On the heels of three straight losses, calls for the Rams to hand the reins to the No. 1 overall pick are heating up. Is it just a matter of L.A. sticking to a long-term plan, or is there something more that's keeping Jared Goff off the field?

The Violence and The Game

In Chicago, football ‘can’t be the antidote.’ But a high school coach and a program try to hold on in a city ravaged by senseless crime

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