2020 NFL Draft: Tua Tagovailoa's most likely landing spot?

INDIANAPOLIS — At this time last February, three questions stood out above the rest: Who would end up sitting on the Iron Throne in the season finale of Game of Thrones, what was Kyler Murray going to measure at the NFL Scouting Combine, and where would Murray be drafted? Spoiler alert: There was a nasty breakup in Game of Thrones, Murray checked in at 5-foot-10 and 207 pounds, and the

Does the XFL have a quarterback crisis just three weeks into existence?

Steve Young and Jim Kelly engaged in one of the greatest quarterback duels of all time 35 years ago this week. The two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks combined for 829 passing yards in a 34-33 thriller. Kelly had a record 574 yards and five touchdowns. It was one of the greatest games of all time — and it happened in a 1985 game between the Houston Gamblers and Los

NFL team asks prospect whether he'd wash veteran player's car on weekly basis: 'Hell no'

Weird questions asked at the NFL scouting combine by teams in an effort to gain added insight into prospects is nothing novel.  But this question-answer combo may set the new standard.  Trevon Hill, a defensive end who played at Virginia Tech before a graduate transfer season at Miami (Florida), told reporters Thursday the weirdest question a team asked him during his interview process was whether he'd wash a veteran player's

Tide's Ruggs just misses 40 record, blazes 4.27

Covered Broncos for nine years for Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News Previously covered Steelers, Bills and Titans Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 INDIANAPOLIS — Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III flashed rare speed at the NFL’s scouting combine Thursday night, but he didn’t quite get the record he had hoped for. Ruggs, easily considered one of the fastest players available in this

Jalen Hurts' NFL Combine performance was that of a pro QB, no question

In what has become a tiresome rite of passage at the NFL Scouting Combine, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts became the latest quarterback to defend his position as he heads to the next level.   “I’ve always been a team-first guy, but I think I’m a quarterback,” Hurts told reporters, via Touchdown Alabama Magazine. “I think that’s that.”  Retire the question, please. Lamar Jackson, who won a Heisman Trophy at Louisville, had to answer it

Kansas City Chiefs to apply franchise tag on DT Chris Jones, per reports

The Kansas City Chiefs won't let their top defender hit the market. The team will place the franchise tag on defensive tackle Chris Jones, according to multiple reports Thursday.  Jones, 25, earned his first Pro Bowl berth last season and was a key piece in the Chiefs' run to their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. The four-year veteran recorded 24 1/2 sacks in the last two years, and

NFL Combine results tracker: Live updates, highlights from 2020 player workouts

We understand why NFL Combine results are noteworthy to so many despite on-field workouts being among the least important aspects of the annual scouting event in Indianapolis. After all, the annual fixation on NFL Draft prospects running around in tights is why the league moved the 2020 NFL Combine to prime time. The players treat these workouts like a competition, and such a contest of athleticism sells. The new NFL Combine schedule for 2020, though, might

Isaiah Simmons' versatility is huge asset in NFL draft, but Clemson star's fit leaves questions

INDIANAPOLIS – Isaiah Simmons has already learned that versatility can be a double-edged sword. The Butkus Award winner as college football's top linebacker in 2019, he is widely expected to be a top-10 selection in this year's NFL draft. Yet until he finally landed on Clemson's radar – defensive coordinator Brent Venables' ties to Kansas State, near Simmons' home, were key – the three-star recruit was struggling to get national attention, largely