Beating Rutgers wasn't easy but with 26 scouts in attendance, the junior quarterback showed off the poise, accuracy and arm strength to warrant his perch atop NFLDraftScout.com's rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Star junior tight end announces Sunday that he's leaving Oregon immediately "for his own benefit" and on what he believes are "on good terms." NFL scouts love Lyerla's talent but the abrupt leave raises plenty of red flags.
The rookie from Wisconsin ran well but as long as Peyton Manning is taking snaps in Denver, backs need to be effective in the passing game too. Ball struggled in this role throughout the first half of the Broncos' preseason tilt with the Seahawks.
Are the St. Louis Rams really attempting to replace Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson with fifth round rookie Zac Stacy? In one sense, at least, the answer appears to be yes. Shockingly enough, the strategy could pay off.
The Seahawks struck gold in the fifth round under general manager John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll before, landing Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor. Could former Alabama strongman Jesse Williams make the league's stingiest defense even more ferocious?
It's hard for a rookie to make an impact for a club as talented as the 49ers. Take last year, for example, when not a single start was made by a first-year player for Jim Harbaugh's club. With the range to potentially prove an upgrade over Pro Bowler and free agent defection Dashon Goldson, however, 2013 first-round pick Eric Reid won't be on the sideline for long.