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Ranking The OLBs

Ranking The OLBs

by David Seigerman

Pity Brian Orakpo. When Washington slapped its franchise tag on him in March, it set him up to make a $11.4 million in 2014 -- the highest base salary among all linebackers... Read more

Scouting The Valero Alamo Bowl

Scouting The Valero Alamo Bowl

by Bill Lund

As part of Football.com's coverage of all 35 bowl games, we will provide a draft prospect-primer, so you know whom to watch during every postseason game. The Alamo Bowl will be the last game for longtime Texas head coach Mack Brown... Read more

Valero Alamo Bowl Primer: Oregon vs. Texas

Valero Alamo Bowl Primer: Oregon vs. Texas

by John Baker

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oregon vs. Texas Most schools wouldn’t think a 10-win season was a major disappointment, but the Ducks enter its battle with Texas as a team wondering what might have been — twice... Read more

Evaluating Draft Prospects 101: DEs

Evaluating Draft Prospects 101: DEs

by Bill Lund

Editor's Note: This week, we will launch a series of features designed to teach fans what to look for when watching game film and evaluating prospects at different positions. Through YouTube, DVRs, sites like Draftbreakdown... Read more

From Prospect To Pro: Comparing Jackson Jeffcoat To Von Miller

From Prospect To Pro: Comparing Jackson Jeffcoat To Von Miller

by Ken Scudero

The demand for pass rushers seems always to be high, and there will be quite a few in the 2014 Draft. NFL teams can never get enough of them, the hybrid blitzers with linebacker size and running back speed. When athletes like J.J... Read more

Saturday Spotlight: Draft Prospects To Watch Week 12

Saturday Spotlight: Draft Prospects To Watch Week 12

by David Seigerman

A pass rusher, I was once told, is like a pitcher. He's got to have a fastball, a curve, a changeup, an assortment of pitches he can rely on to get batters out. That comparison came from someone who should know... Read more

Mid-Season Draft Prospects For The Big 12

Mid-Season Draft Prospects For The Big 12

by Bill Lund

The Big 12 has been full of surprises during the 2013 season. Baylor is looking to crash the BCS party with a trio of top-notch draft prospects in tow... Read more

Saturday Spotlight: Five Prospects To Watch Week 4

Saturday Spotlight: Five Prospects To Watch Week 4

by David Seigerman

Geno Smith will remember it as the end of a perfect run: a 48-45 road win at Texas, West Virginia improving to 5-0, Smith throwing four more TDs, giving him 24 on the year without a single interception... Read more

Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

by David Seigerman

What do you get for the father who has everything? Tickets to a ballgame?  Golf-ball retriever? A set of personalized grill utensils? A tie? (Hint: don’t go with the tie) Proud papa Bruce Matthews is due to receive the most unique of gifts,... Read more