Since head coach Dan Mullen arrived at Mississippi State, the Bulldogs have produced at least one NFL draft pick each of the last five years, including six top-100 selections over that span. That streak will be extended another year with the 2015 class and likely make it eight top-100 picks in the Mullen era with defensive end Preston Smith and linebacker Benardrick McKinney projected as top-60 draft selections.
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick left the playoff game against the Bengals in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury and was deemed doubtful to return. Kirkpatrick battled the injury throughout the game.
The Bengals will be without top wideout A.J. Green (concussion) and starting tight end Jermaine Gresham (back) for Sunday's playoff game at Indianapolis. They combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
Former Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Texans on Wednesday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Hoyer will receive $4.75 million guaranteed, La Canfora said.