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10 Best College Football Players Not Taken in the 2016 NFL Draft

By John Coon, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Talent does not always guarantee becoming an NFL Draft pick. Dozens of college football stars did not hear their name called during the 2016 NFL Draft. Many of these players have now signed with teams as undrafted free agents and will be competing with draft picks to make an opening-day NFL roster.   Who were the most notable omissions in the 2016 NFL Draft? Here's a look at the best...

Top 25 Big Ten 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 3 weeks ago
Another NFL Draft has come and gone, and the 2016 edition was a big year for the Big Ten, specifically the Ohio State Buckeyes. Looking forward in time, however, and it looks as if next year could be big for Ohio State's archrival, the Michigan Wolverines.   Related: Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings   Power Five Conference 2017 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch...

Early 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 weeks ago
The 2016 NFL Draft is complete as 253 players have taken the first steps in their professional football careers. From a college football standpoint, the focus now shifts to next year. Which players are next in line to hear their name called when the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft commences next spring?   Here are Athlon Sports’ top 50 college players to keep an eye on this fall....

College Football Podcast: Power 5 Round Table, Art Briles and Idaho

By Braden Gall, 1 year 4 weeks ago
Braden Gall, Mitch Light and David Fox are back in the studio talking college football, previewing all five power five conference and more.   - Should Art Briles' job be in jeopardy because of what has happened at Baylor?   - Idaho is dropping to the FCS ranks, will this be a developing trend?   The guys then broke down all five Power 5 leagues, previewing the...

The Big Ten's Top 10 Assistant Coach Hires for 2016

By Steven Lassan, 1 year 1 month ago
The Big Ten’s coaching carousel was an active one in the assistant ranks this offseason, as 12 out of the league’s 14 teams experienced some staff changes for 2016. While head coach hires often have a bigger impact, key assistant hires are just as critical. Michigan and Ohio State were once again the big winners this offseason. The addition of Don Brown (Michigan) and Greg Schiano (...

Can the Ohio State Buckeyes Make NFL Draft History in 2016?

By Chip Minnich, 1 year 1 month ago
The Ohio State Buckeyes will be well represented in the upcoming 2016 NFL Draft. Ohio State was going to be sending a strong group of seniors to the draft, but the Buckeyes had several talented underclassmen give up their final year of eligibility following the 2016 BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl. In some circumstances, there were some players who gave up two years of eligibility as redshirt sophomores...

Four Nebraska Cornhuskers Look to Extend 53-Year NFL Draft Streak

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 1 month ago
Nebraska is a school rich with tradition and putting players into the NFL is most definitely a part of it. In fact, over the past 53 years, more than one Cornhusker has heard his named called in every NFL Draft. Four have a chance to follow in their predecessors’ footsteps, but who can truly be counted on to extend this streak?   Andy Janovich, FB While Kansas State’s Glenn...

Loss of Apathetic Defensive Tackle Duo Leaves Plenty of Questions to be Answered as Nebraska Wraps Up Spring Practice

By Brandon Cavanaugh, 1 year 1 month ago
When former Nebraska defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine made their intentions to enter the NFL Draft known, it wasn’t a total shock. Losing two more bodies in Greg McMullen and Kevin Williams at the end of spring may seem like an even bigger blow, but whether or not Nebraska lost true athletes at the position is questionable.   Related: Nebraska Cornhuskers 2016...

College Football Podcast: Conference Champs, National Title Contenders

By Braden Gall, 1 year 1 month ago
Braden Gall and David Fox are back after a Bachelor Party break to analyze how the Athlon Sports rankings are put together.   - There is a huge difference between power rankings and projecting the committee's rankings.   - Should conference championships matter as much as they do?   - Which league has the best chance to get two teams into the Playoff? Which league is in...

Ranking the Big Ten's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

By Kevin McGuire, 1 year 1 month ago
The Big Ten looks to make some noise this season with some high-profile, non-conference matchups against the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC. Will the conference hold its head above water or will it crumble under pressure and lead many around the nation to declare the Big Ten dead before mid-September?   Related: Ranking the Big Ten’s Toughest College Football Schedules in 2016...