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Early 2018 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings

By Athlon Sports, 6 months 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...

Tennessee Volunteers 2017 Football Schedule and Analysis

By Rob McVey, 6 months 4 weeks ago
The 2016 Tennessee Volunteers are a shining example of just how much a team’s schedule can impact its season. Following wins against SEC East foes Florida and Georgia, the Vols would emerge from the first half of a particularly brutal four-game stretch with a perfect 5-0 record. Unfortunately, the back half of that gauntlet would prove to be particularly exhausting for Butch Jones...

Florida, Georgia or Tennessee: Which Team Wins the SEC's East Division in 2017?

By Steven Lassan, 7 months 5 days ago
Florida has won the SEC East each of the past two seasons, but is another team ready to knock the Gators from their perch? Jim McElwain and company figure to be in the hunt once again, but Florida lost several key pieces of their defense to the NFL draft and the quarterback position remains unsettled.   Georgia and Tennessee figure to be the primary challengers to the Gators, but both of...

Ranking the SEC's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2017

By Cody McClure, 7 months 1 week ago
As they say in the SEC, "It just means more." That is especially true in terms of scheduling, because in order for an SEC team to reach the College Football Playoff, it can't take a week off. Just about every team in the SEC is capable of beating a fellow conference foe on Saturday. We saw, for example, the cannibalization in 2016 when every SEC team besides Alabama ended up with...

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

By Matt Fortuna, 7 months 2 weeks ago
The SEC takes all sorts of heat for its non-conference scheduling, and, frankly, this coming year probably won’t be much different.   Sure, there’s a Florida State here and a Clemson there, and there are those end-of-season ACC rivalries, but the SEC’s non-conference scheduling remains largely unfulfilling from a viewer’s perspective. After a 2016 to forget (...

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

By Steven Lassan, 7 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...

Tennessee Volunteers 2017 Spring Football Preview

By Rob McVey, 8 months 5 days ago
The Tennessee Volunteers entered spring practice in 2016 with lofty aspirations and even bigger expectations. The pressure factor was high, but question marks were few and far between for a star-studded Tennessee roster. While an injury-plagued season ultimately failed to live up to expectations, 2016 wasn’t a complete failure for the Vols. They managed to cap off a 9-4 season with their...

SEC's Spring Top 25 Player Rankings for 2017

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 5 days ago
Spring practice is underway around the SEC, and it’s never too early to take a peek at what’s ahead in 2017. While a few teams will kick off practice in late March, a majority of the SEC teams are already deep into spring practice and prepping for the upcoming season. As usual with the 14 teams in the SEC, the conference isn't hurting for individual talent. The SEC doesn't...

25 Redshirt Freshmen to Watch in the SEC in 2017

By Steven Lassan, 8 months 1 week ago
Redshirt freshmen make an impact for every college football team during the course of a season, and it’s no surprise a handful of talented players are ready to push for time after sitting out the 2016 campaign. A variety of reasons could be pinpointed for the redshirt year, but the extra time could be beneficial to learn a scheme, develop physically in the weight room or help provide some...

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

By Steven Lassan, 8 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...