1. 3rd-Year Jump from LB Bruce Irvin Crucial to Seahawks Super Bowl Repeat

    The Seattle Seahawks were propelled to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII in large part by a pass rush that was as deep as it was talented...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 11,395 reads 28 comments

  2. Eagles Making All the Right Moves, Establishing Continuity on Offense

    The Philadelphia Eagles were the feel-good story of the NFC last year, rising from last place in the NFC East in 2012 to surprisingly capture the division in Chip Kelly's first year as head coach...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 12,742 reads 45 comments

  3. Stellar Combine Cements Bradley Roby as 1st-Round Lock in 2014 NFL Draft

    Most draftniks considered Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby a first-round lock entering the 2013 season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 7,365 reads 23 comments

  4. Calvin Pryor: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    In the eyes of most draftniks and scouts, it was a two-horse race for the the title of top safety in the 2014 NFL draft entering the scouting combine in Indianapolis...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 6,189 reads 5 comments

  5. Talent Will Trump Up-and-Down Combine, Make Jadeveon Clowney Top-5 Lock in Draft

    In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, there were two prevailing storylines swirling around South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 8,099 reads 18 comments

  6. Khalil Mack: Breaking Down Buffalo LB's Combine Performance

    The general consensus among scouts entering the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, was that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the top defensive prospect in this year's draft class...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 11,721 reads 14 comments

  7. Monster Combine Will Solidify DE Jadeveon Clowney as Top Pick in 2014

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been a highly touted prospect ever since he left high school...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 8,805 reads 25 comments

  8. 2014 NFL Combine Gives Khalil Mack Chance to Stake Claim as Draft's Top LB

    Entering this weekend's NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, there appeared to be two prevailing schools of thought where the first four or five picks in the 2014 NFL draft are ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 3,738 reads 2 comments

  9. Combine Drills, Eye Test Crucial for Michael Sam to Prove He Can Be NFL LB

    There isn't a more talked-about player at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis than Missouri defensive end Michael Sam...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 4,536 reads 1 comments

  10. Strong Combine Key to WR Allen Robinson's First-Round Hopes in 2014 NFL Draft

    In today's pass-wacky NFL, depth at the wide receiver position has taken on added importance. That, in turn, has driven up the demand for quality pass-catchers in the NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 1,517 reads 0 comments

  11. NFL Combine Gives AJ McCarron Chance to Show He's More Than a Game Manager

    On some level, one would think Alabama's AJ McCarron has very little left to prove as a quarterback. After all, he's one of the most successful signal-callers in college football history, owner of three BCS National Championship rings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 712 reads 0 comments

  12. Blazing 40 at Combine Could Vault RB Lache Seastrunk into 1st Round of NFL Draft

    The collegiate career of Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is a study in contrasts. Immense physical talent clouded by off-the-field turmoil. Fantastic performances followed by disappearing acts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 3,655 reads 1 comments

  13. Johnny Manziel Has Everything to Prove in NFL Scouting Combine Interview Process

    Of the players that the Houston Texans are considering with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, none has generated nearly the amount of speculation and hype as Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 962 reads 1 comments

  14. Fast 40 at Combine from Kelvin Benjamin Would Make Big WR a Can't-Miss Prospect

    It happens every year at the NFL Scouting Combine. Eye-opening weigh-ins and jaw-dropping workouts send young men shooting up (or sometimes falling down) draft boards...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 2,422 reads 2 comments

  15. Speed, Agility Tests at Combine Critical for Carlos Hyde's 1st-Round Draft Hopes

    In 2013, not a single running back was taken in the first round of the NFL draft. It was the first time in the draft's history that happened...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 1,954 reads 0 comments

  16. Sammy Watkins Is Draft's Top WR, but It Will Take Stellar Combine to Crack Top 5

    Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is widely considered the top prospect at his position this year. Greg Cosell of NFL Films recently said he was "the best receiving prospect since A...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 1,525 reads 0 comments

  17. Jake Matthews: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    Heading into the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, it was a two-horse race between Jake Matthews of Texas A&M and Auburn's Greg Robinson to be the first offensive tackle selected in this year's NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 10,549 reads 5 comments

  18. Greg Robinson: Combine Results and Instant Reaction

    The Auburn Tigers had a dream season in 2013, coming from nowhere to very nearly win the national championship. It appears the player who paved the way for that season is trying to keep the dream going right up until May's NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 18,333 reads 32 comments

  19. Alabama Tackle Cyrus Kouandjio Severely Disappoints on Combine's 3rd Day

    Offensive tackles are always a hot commodity in the NFL draft, and the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine features a handful of prospects who entered Indianapolis with first-round grades...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 47,175 reads 153 comments

  20. Jim Harbaugh Trade Rumor Points to Potential Unrest in 49ers Organization

    Since Jim Harbaugh became the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, there hasn't been a more successful franchise in the NFL . Save one small problem. Three NFC Championship Games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 35,907 reads 234 comments

  21. NFL Combine Was Perfect Showcase for No. 1 TE Eric Ebron

    Since it's inception in 1985, the NFL Scouting Combine has been inherently more beneficial for some players than others. It's the nature of the beast...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 3,858 reads 1 comments

  22. Jake Matthews a Top 10 NFL Draft Lock Entering 2014 Scouting Combine

    In the NFL draft, offensive tackle (and especially left tackle) is annually one of the most coveted positions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 1,705 reads 0 comments

  23. Mike Lombardi Hire by Patriots Gives Former Browns GM Quick Chance at Redemption

    When Michael Lombardi was announced as the new "assistant to the coaching staff" for the New England Patriots Thursday, many pundits chalked the news up as little more than Bill Belichick doing a professional favor for an old friend...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 8,416 reads 8 comments

  24. Why Jadeveon Clowney's Struggles Last Year Shouldn't Worry NFL Suitors

    Entering the 2013 season, South Carolina defensive end Jadaveon Clowney was widely considered the favorite to be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. However, things didn't quite go as planned for the 2012 Hendricks Award winner...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 5,130 reads 18 comments

  25. Analyzing Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito's On-Field Value

    As the dust settles from the bombshells included in Ted Wells' report into the Miami Dolphins ' locker room, the futures of the two players at the center of the controversy have been cast into uncertainty...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 6 months ago 2,056 reads 10 comments