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NFL Draft 2021 Top Quarterback Prospects

By Steven Lassan, 3 weeks 3 days ago
The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place from April 29-May 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. While the 2020 college football season has yet to unfold, it's never too early to take a look at which quarterbacks could top the rankings or the wish list for teams next spring. The pool of top prospects at quarterback is headlined by Ohio State's Justin Fields and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, as both...

College Football's Best Players Not Taken in the 2020 NFL Draft

By Steven Lassan, 1 month 1 hour ago
With the 2020 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was a concern about size, overall talent, an injury, how a player will transition from scheme or handle the jump to the NFL, a handful of stars from the previous college football season did not hear their name called over the three-...

Big Ten Football: Top 25 2021 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Kevin McGuire, 1 month 5 hours ago
The Big Ten continues to pump out NFL talent. In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Big Ten had the second-most players drafted (48) with only the SEC having more (63). Ohio State continued to lead the way with a total of 10 players picked by NFL franchises. Looking forward a year from now, Ohio State could have another big year in the draft.   In fact, it could be a pretty lopsided year for the Big...

Northwestern Football: Wildcats' 2020 Schedule Analysis

By Gabe Salgado, 1 month 2 weeks ago
To say that the Northwestern Wildcats' 2019 season didn't go as planned is an understatement. After ending the 2018 campaign on a high note, the Cats' were expected to contend again in '19. But injuries, lackluster performances, and questionable decision-making (among other issues) plagued Northwestern on its way to a disappointing 3-9 record. The Wildcats posted their first...

Grading College Football's Head Coach Hires for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 2 weeks ago
College football’s 2019-20 coaching carousel featured 24 changes, including moves at Florida State, Ole Miss, Washington State, Colorado and Arkansas. With the carousel completed and all 24 jobs filled, it's time to rank and grade the new hires and see how they fit with their new programs. Florida State's hire of Mike Norvell takes the top spot in Athlon's grades, but...

College Football's Early Top 50 Players for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The 2020 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players returning to the gridiron. As expected, quarterbacks top the rankings for 2020. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were...

Northwestern Football: Wildcats' 2020 Spring Preview

By Gabe Salgado, 3 months 3 days ago
After winning the Big Ten West and appearing in the Big Ten Championship Game in 2018, the Northwestern Wildcats were expected to be contenders again in 2019. But an unfortunate slate of injuries, inconsistency and a slew of mistakes on the field prevented that from happening.   Northwestern ranked in the bottom half of most categories as they slogged through a 3-9 campaign. With spring...

When Does College Football Start in 2020?

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season officially kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 29 with six overall matchups on tap for Week 0. The showdown in Ireland between Navy and Notre Dame ranks as the top matchup for Week 0, but Hawaii-Arizona and California-UNLV also provide intrigue. Week 1 also features plenty of interesting matchups as the 2020 FBS season gets into full swing with games starting on...

Ranking College Football's Rosters for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the rankings and evaluations by the experts. Additionally, with advances in technology to watch more prospects, along with more offseason camps, the rankings...

College Football's Top 20 Teams on the Rise for 2020

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
College football’s 2020 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are on the rise and are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2020 version of college football's teams on the rise features North Carolina, Arizona State, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and Louisville from the Power...