David Montgomery, Tony Pollard among 2019 NFL rookie risers

David Montgomery, Tony Pollard among 2019 NFL rookie risers

Of the myriad surprises that pepper each NFL season, among the most pleasant are rookies who provide instant starter-level impact despite being drafted after Round 1. Think of Colts linebacker Darius Leonard, picked in the second round in 2018, leading the NFL in tackles and capturing the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. Or Saints […]

The college programs with the most 2020 draft talent

Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State lead college football in NFL talent heading into the 2020 draft. (Yahoo Sports) The 2020 NFL draft is more than eight months away, but our prep is in full swing. And that includes prioritizing which college football teams to watch this fall. We’ll get around to watching most of them […]

Ex-Wolverine Devin Bush impresses in debut with Steelers

Ex-Wolverine Devin Bush impresses in debut with Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Devin Bush (55) lines up during the first half of Friday’s exhibition opener. (Photo: Keith Srakocic, Associated Press) Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Steelers expect first-round pick Devin Bush to provide a serious jolt of athleticism and swagger to a young defense. The speedy inside linebacker already made a significant impact in the preseason opener, […]

NFL roundup: Raiders handle Rams in opener

Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman combined for 266 passing yards, and Peterman chipped in 56 rushing yards as the Oakland Raiders won their preseason opener 14-3 over the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Aug 10, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Mike Glennon (7) throws the ball against the Los Angeles Rams […]

Winners, losers from Friday’s preseason Week 1 NFL action

Winners, losers from Friday’s preseason Week 1 NFL action

© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports After a packed slate of preseason action on Thursday, the NFL delivered for fans once again on Friday with two exciting games that featured plenty of surprises. The first week of the preseason is always about making strong impressions. Whether it’s a new offense trying to show a glimpse of […]