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Geno Smith Makes Case To Be Kansas City Chiefs’ No. 1 Pick

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith ran a 4.59 and threw the ball well at the Combine.
<p> West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash and threw the ball well at the NFL Scouting Combine, making his case to be the No. 1 overall pick of coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs at the NFL Draft on April 25.</p>

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith entered the NFL Scouting Combine already perceived as the best passer in a clustered Class of 2013 — a group of signal-callers that includes USC’s Matt Barkley, NC State’s Mike Glennon, Florida State’s E.J. Manuel, Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib and Tennessee’s Tyler Bray.

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10 Most Athletic Freaks in NFL Combine History

The fastest quarterback in Combine history, Robert Griffin III stole the show last year.
<p> 10 Most Athletic Freaks in NFL Combine History, including Bo Jackson, Tony Mandarich, Vernon Davis, Mike Mamula, Robert Griffin III, Chris Johnson, Deion Sanders, Calvin Johnson, J.J. Watt and Vernon Gholston.</p>

The NFL Scouting Combine (Feb. 20-26) is just one step in the job interview process leading up to the NFL Draft (April 25-27). But the “Underwear Olympics” is a big deal. Millions of dollars are on the line during the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical leap, broad jump, cone drills, Wonderlic and BOD Pod tests.

Here’s a look at 10 workout warriors who aced their tests at the Combine.

NFL Playoffs Picks Against the Spread: Wild Card Weekend

A betting preview of each of every game (against the spread) on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs.
<p> A betting preview of each of every game (against the spread) on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs, including the Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans.</p>

A betting preview of each of every game (against the spread) on Wild Card Weekend in the NFL Playoffs.


Lock of the Week
Win or lose, this is Ray Lewis' last dance in front of the home crowd in Baltimore, expect the city's new team to soar past its former franchise.

2013 NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend

Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
<p> 2013 NFL Playoff Picks: Wild Card Weekend, including the Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins.</p>

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Best Fantasy Football Values of 2012

This year's fantasy football "dream team" is highlighted by Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson.
<p> Best Fantasy Football Values of 2012, including Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, Redskins running back Alfred Morris, Bengals receiver A.J. Green, Bears receiver Brandon Marshall, Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez.</p>

It’s fantasy football Super Bowl time. This week, the majority of leagues across the country will crown a champion who will win bragging rights, trophies, a few dollars, a trip to Vegas, who knows? And while every league is different, there are several key players acquired throughout the season who push a contender over the top, regardless of scoring, league size or any other variable.

Top 10 Individual Performances in the NFL in 2012

Tom Brady’s domination of Denver in last season’s playoffs tops Athlon’s list
<p> As 2012 comes to a close, Athlon looks at the top individual performances across sports this year. Here is the NFL's top 10 2012 single-game efforts.</p>

As 2012 comes to a close, Athlon will count down the top individual performances in each major sport from the year, culminating with a full list of the top 50 performances of the year.

It is important to remember that for the NFL, 2012 started with the end of the 2011 regular season and the playoffs, in addition to the first 15 weeks of the current season. That’s why Tom Brady’s record-tying performance against Denver in last season’s AFC Divisional Round comes in at No. 1 on this list, even though the game was played back in January.

Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson Avoid Rookie Wall

RG3 was just one of the rookie quarterbacks who led his team to improbable victory in Week 13.
<p> A trio of rookie quarterbacks — the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III, Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck and Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson — led their teams to victory in Week 13 and remain alive in the playoff hunt after avoiding the "rookie wall."</p>

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