2021 NFL Draft: What to expect with five pivotal first-round picks

With the 2021 NFL Draft fast approaching, NFL Research’s Chris McNeill zeroes in on five pivotal pick slots in Round 1. Will the teams that possess these selections wheel and deal? What are they looking for? What can we surmise from reviewing their past draft strategies and where they stand heading toward the ’21 season? Who’s in charge? The Lions are one of four teams ushering in a new head

Sources: Ex-Steelers WR Ward to join FAU staff

College football reporter. Joined in 2008. Graduate of Northwestern University. Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Georgia wide receiver Hines Ward is set to join Florida Atlantic’s coaching staff, sources told ESPN. Ward, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Steelers, entered coaching with the New York Jets in 2019 and remained there in 2020. Florida Atlantic does not have any full-time assistant jobs available, but

Zion Williamson says he could have excelled in NFL as receiver, tight end

Hardcourt, gridiron, it doesn’t matter. Zion Williamson enjoys such a rare blend of size, strength and athleticism that he thinks he could play professionally in either the NFL or NBA. The 6-7, 284-pound Pelicans power forward said as much in a Tuesday interview with Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. The New Orleans superstar once played quarterback in youth football, but said he’d probably be better suited for tight

Trey Lance's arm strength and accuracy 'second to none', says North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles

Trey Lance’s limited sample size makes him one of the NFL Draft’s most enthralling case studies, however his former North Dakota State wide receiver and roommate Phoenix Sproles insists he has zero doubts over the quarterback’s ability to translate the potential he displayed at college into success on the NFL stage. The prospective top 10 pick made just 17 total starts for the FCS outfit, 16 of which came as

Raiders receive backlash for 'I can breathe' tweet; owner Mark Davis says team won't delete post

The Raiders on Tuesday received backlash for a tone-deaf tweet following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin, who was seen on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds, was convicted Tuesday on three charges in connection to the latter’s May 25, 2020 death: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Those convictions carry max sentences of 40, 20 and 10

Camps providing street free agents a chance to show their stuff

LA MESA, Calif. — Michael Cornwell jogs to the sideline and wipes the sweat from his brow. The on-field temperature has soared past 90 degrees, but the 6-foot-3, 245-pound tight end doesn’t care. There’s no place he’d rather be than at an organized workout for pro teams, displaying his skills on the same Helix High School field where Reggie Bush and Alex Smith first chased their NFL dreams. Cornwell had

What could a college football Super League look like?

As the globe comes to terms with the inevitably of a Super League upending the structure of European soccer, it’s not hard to imagine a series of events that leads to a similar shift in an American sport similarly steeped in more than a century’s worth of tradition. With its best teams spread mostly among five regional conferences — all fighting for independent television contracts — college football lends itself

Steelers give Tomlin 3-year contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed coach Mike Tomlin to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. The extension will run through the 2024 season. The 49-year-old is heading into his 15th season as the Steelers’ head coach since taking over prior to the 2007 season. Tomlin led the Steelers to a Super Bowl XLIII victory in his second season with the team and appeared in Super Bowl XLV. Though

AFLW best and fairest tie as Pies’ Brianna Davey and Dockers’ Kiara Bowers win

Collingwood’s Brianna Davey and Fremantle’s Kiara Bowers have shared the AFLW’s highest honour as they were crowd the best and fairest winners. Incredibly, Bowers only won the award after claiming a single point in the final round to tie with Davey. Watch the 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Every match of every round Live on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now > She was only able to play