He and his baseball agent say Murray is committed to the Oakland A’s, who took him in the first round of last year’s MLB draft. But many in the NFL are convinced that, once the smoke clears, the Heisman winner will be entering this spring’s NFL draft.
Star players skipping bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft has become an annual topic of conversation. The movement was inspired, in part, by Smith and Butt, high-profile stars who tumbled in the draft after devastating bowl-game injuries. We asked them about the trend and whether—if they could do it all over again—they’d take the field for a non-playoff bowl game.
A one-of-a-kind franchise, a front office’s conservative approach, a roster caught in limbo, and the friction between the legendary quarterback and the embattled head coach. A closer examination of what has led to the Green Bay Packers’ most disappointing season of the past decade.
For embattled NFL defenses, the calvary is coming on draft day next spring. NFL scouts shared their takes on the top D-linemen in the draft, including three potential top-five picks, a Division-II prospect making noise, and one big name who a scout feels is being overrated. Plus, an Iron Bowl battle between a couple of overachievers.
Monday night’s thriller between the Rams and the Chiefs was even more than the high-powered game everyone expected it to be—and the game’s relocation from Mexico City to Los Angeles made for a powerful moment in the wake of the area’s recent tragedies.