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Top 25 ACC 2018 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch

By Jon Kinne, 1 month 3 weeks ago
When looking at the ACC representation in the 2017 NFL Draft, offense dominated. It started with the two quarterbacks taken in the top half of the first round, North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky and Clemson star Deshaun Watson. Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams and Miami tight end David Njoku were also taken in the first round.   Next year’s draft will be much different...

Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With the 2017 NFL Draft in the books, it's time to take an early look at 2018 and some of the top prospects on the radar for pro scouts. Although USC quarterback Sam Darnold has just 10 career starts, the sophomore ranks as the No. 1 player in the early rankings. Darnold provided a spark for the Trojans last season and is a big reason why coach Clay Helton's team is a contender for the...

Ranking the ACC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2017

By Adam Kurkjian, 2 months 1 week ago
Once again, the balance of power in the ACC weighs heavily in the Atlantic Division.   With Florida State, Clemson and Louisville bringing back what they do, those three teams all look like top 15-type squads heading into the 2017 college football season. Therefore, when we look at which ACC schedules are the toughest that has to be taken into account.   However, the gap closes...

Ranking the ACC’s Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2017

By Matt Fortuna, 2 months 3 weeks ago
How has the ACC remodeled its football product in recent years? By playing the best.   And eventually beating the best.   Clemson is the defending national champion, the league’s second title winner in the past two years. Few have embraced the take-on-all-comers mentality in the non-conference season like Dabo Swinney’s crew.   Florida State is on the short list...

College Football's Spring 1-130 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Spring practice is a busy time for all 130 college football teams, and it's no secret most of the attention in offseason workouts starts with the quarterback position. The 2017 crop of quarterbacks starts with defending Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, with Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and USC's Sam Darnold next in line. Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Washington's Jake...

Pittsburgh Panthers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Jon Kinne, 3 months 1 week ago
This will be Pat Narduzzi’s third spring practice as the head coach at Pittsburgh. The former Michigan State assistant has brought stability to a program that needed it in the worst way. But Narduzzi knows that his job is far from done. He loses several important pieces from last year’s team and has not had the personnel on defense to make his scheme truly effective. This spring will...

College Football's Top 25 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 1 week ago
The countdown to the 2017 college football season is already underway, as spring practices and position battles for spots on the depth chart for all 130 teams across the nation are already in progress in offseason workouts. And one of the biggest storylines of any offseason rests with the quarterback position. Last season, Louisville's Lamar Jackson emerged as a breakout...

ACC 2017 Spring Football Preview and Power Rankings

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 2 weeks ago
The ACC finished 2016 on a high note and the momentum for this league should carry into 2017. Clemson is the reigning national champions, and even though coach Dabo Swinney has plenty of holes to fill this spring, the Tigers should be a threat to make the CFB Playoff. Florida State is the early favorite in the Atlantic Division, and coach Jimbo Fisher’s team should get an early look...

Ranking the Nation's Top 40 Football-Basketball Coaching Duos

By Athlon Sports, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Ranking the college football and basketball head coaching tandems for the Power 5 conferences is no easy assignment. But that’s what Athlon Sports has set out to do this offseason, as spring practice is just starting around the nation for all 130 teams and tournament time is approaching for teams on the hardwood. Michigan State tops the rankings with Mark Dantonio and Tom Izzo as its...

10 ACC Players to Watch During the NFL Scouting Combine

By Bryan Fischer, 3 months 3 weeks ago
A whooping 60 ACC players are scheduled attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine and the pressure will be on every one of them to showcase their skills this week (Feb. 28-March 6) in front of every franchise during the most pressure-packed job interview of the players’ lives. National champion Clemson leads the way for the league in terms of representation with nine high-profile players...