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NFL Draft Rankings 2013: Running Backs

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country’s most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. The running back position has become one of the easiest to find in the middle and late rounds each year. For every Adrian Peterson taken in the first round, there has been a Ray Rice...

2013 College Football Recruiting Analysis: South Carolina Gamecocks

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
College football's 2013 National Signing Day is in the books and Athlon Sports kicks off its 2013 team recruiting rankings countdown with an in-depth look at the best classes in the nation. Steve Spurrier has the Gamecocks achieving at the highest levels in the history of the program. And it began with controlling in-state recruiting battles while also being able to dip into talent-rich border...

Ranking the SEC's College Football Coaching Jobs for 2013

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 6 months ago
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked ourselves the following question: Where would we want to coach? Today we focus on the SEC. (Note: Current or impending NCAA sanctions...

10 Most Intriguing Names to Watch at the NFL Combine

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
Millions of dollars are made and lost at the NFL Combine and 2013 won’t be any different. Player interviews, mental acumen, agility, strength and speed tests all help NFL scouts, executives and coaches attempt to quantify over 300 different prospects over one weekend in Indianapolis. Each year features freakish performances that makes eyes pop and mouths drool. Each season, workout warriors...

SEC East Football Schedule Analysis for 2013

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
With signing day in the books, spring practice is just around the corner for all 125 FBS teams. And it’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming season and some of the key games on the schedule. The SEC East appears to be a three-team battle atop the standings next season. Georgia and South Carolina are the likely frontrunners, with Florida slightly behind the Bulldogs and...

Ranking the Best College Football-Basketball Coach Tandems in the SEC

By David Fox, 2 years 6 months ago
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which school’s fanbase is most likely to be satisfied from September to March? A handful of schools may have an accomplished football coach while the basketball...

College Football Recruiting: SEC Team Consensus Rankings for 2013

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
Recruiting in the SEC is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. Recruiting in the SEC is unlike recruiting in any other league. And the team rankings bare that out in painful clarity. Well, painful if you are coaching in any other major conference. That said, one recruiting class does...

Recruiting: Ranking the SEC's Best Football Rosters

By Braden Gall, 2 years 7 months ago
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on newsstands — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic trends, coaching, pending off-the-field issues and, of course, recruiting rankings all help Athlon editors predict the future of college football....

Early SEC Football Predictions for 2013

By Steven Lassan, 2 years 7 months ago
With Alabama’s convincing victory over Notre Dame in early January, the SEC ran its streak of consecutive national champions to seven. The bad news for the competition? The SEC isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s bigger and better than ever. Texas A&M is a program on the rise after winning 11 games in its first season in the conference, while quarterback Johnny Manziel claimed the 2012...

10 Biggest Boom or Bust Underclassmen in the 2013 NFL Draft

By Nathan Rush, 2 years 7 months ago
The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft was Jan. 15. The economic majors who can play ball decided to take the money and run. But not every name on the list is a can’t-miss blue-chip draft stock. These are the 10 biggest boom or bust underclassmen in the 2013 NFL Draft: 1. Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU Is Mingo a 6’5”, 240-pound “Freak” in the mold of Jevon...