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There's just one day left in the 2014 NFL Draft. Here's a look (in no particular order) at some players to keep an eye on as Saturday rolls along:
Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood: D-II product has prototypical size to go with good speed and hands, but teams could be worried about the level of competition he faced.
Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson: Has the size and speed for the position,...Read more »
With the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft officially in the books, here’s a quick look at some of the best prospects that are still available (in no particular order):
Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame: Space-eater would thrive as a zero-technique in a 3-4 defense.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC: Two-sport star had a decorated college career but fell off a bit in senior campaign.
Kony Ealy,...Read more »
It's always tough to project how the first round of the NFL Draft will shake out. This year was no different.
Newsday NFL columnist Bob Glauber and Newsday.com NFL draft analyst Nick Klopsis submitted their final mock drafts before the first round began Thursday night. Here's how their picks compared to how the first round actually went. Pick Glauber Klopsis Actual pick 1. Texans Jadeveon...Read more »
Most players don't know when or where they'll be drafted. C.J. Mosley, however, seems to have it narrowed down.
The Alabama linebacker told Newsday on Wednesday that he thinks he'll go somewhere in the top half of the first round -- and maybe even one of the first 10 players off the board on Thursday night.
"I heard top 10, I talked to my agent, I heard eight through 17," Mosley said...Read more »
Cody Latimer wasn't considered a hot prospect as the pre-NFL Draft evaluation period began. Now he's one of 30 players invited to Radio City Music Hall -- an honor usually reserved for first- or second-round picks.
If you ask Latimer, though, he's been there all along. It was just a matter of when everyone caught onto his skillset.
"They were just checking out my film -- physicality,...Read more »
Odell Beckham Jr. once was a very good football player. He’s still a very good football player – albeit a different kind of football.
The LSU wide receiver is projected as the third-best wideout in this year’s draft class and a possible top-10 overall pick (and has been linked to both the Jets and the Giants). But as a child, he played a lot of soccer -- and was good at it. So much so that...Read more »
Johnny Football is ready.
The day before he’ll find out where he’ll be drafted, former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel said he can’t wait to start his NFL career. And start making believers out of people who doubt that he’ll make it big at the next level.
Too short? Too unscripted? Too reckless? Manziel is eager to address all the skeptics about his game.
“I don’t think...Read more »
Every year, hundreds of college football players work towards one goal: get drafted into the NFL.
With the 2014 NFL Draft exactly two weeks away, Newsday has launched its latest interactive -- a map/database of every Long Island high school football player that has been drafted by an NFL or AFL team.
The map highlights each school that has had a player drafted, and the database provides...Read more »
A record 30 NFL hopefuls will be in the house for this year's draft.
The league announced the list of attendees on Tuesday night. The draft will be May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall. Round 1 is on Thursday, rounds 2 and 3 are on Friday and rounds 4-7 are on Saturday.
In the past, the NFL invited only prospects that were considered to be top picks. In recent years, they have opened it...Read more »
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault, according to a TMZ report that quoted law enforcement sources in Miami. TMZ reports that alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier in April.
No details of the alleged incident were reported, and the website indicated that the investigation is in its “beginning stages.”
The...Read more »