Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Saturday Slate: Conference Championship Week

Friday, December 5th, 2014
Marcus Mariota looks to clinch Oregon's playoff ticket, as well as his Heisman Trophy.

Marcus Mariota looks to clinch Oregon’s playoff ticket, as well as his Heisman Trophy.

NEPD Staff Writer: CJ Sousa

You wait all year, and just like that it’s gone. Another full college football regular season has passed us by, and what a season it was. But no time for reminiscing, we’ll save that for February…or next week. Nonetheless, there’s a huge slate of games on Conference Championship Saturday in college football which will effect who ultimately plays in the four team college football playoff. Let’s quickly highlight where the committee has the top teams ranked in the country.

#1 Alabama – up next #16 Missouri: No brainer here. Alabama has proven all year long that they in fact are the best team in the country with their lone loss coming on the road at then undefeated Ole Miss. The Tide is loaded with NFL prospects, and should hear at least two names come off the board in the top 10 next spring (Amari Cooper & Landon Collins). (more…)


Saturday Slate: Rivalry Week Edition

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

 

Can anything top the 2013 Iron Bowl?

Can anything top the 2013 Iron Bowl?

NEPD Staff Writer: CJ Sousa

Turkey.  Stuffing.  Delayed Flights.   Oh yeah, it’s that time of year again.  Rivalry Week is upon us in the college football universe.  For some teams, their rivalry game is the only game that matters all season.  Others need to beat their hated rival to stay in the play off race.  Regardless, winning is the most important statistic of the weekend.  (more…)


2013 NFL Draft: Potential Patriots in the New Mexico Bowl

Friday, December 14th, 2012
Duke Williams Nevada NFL

Duke Williams is the top 2013 NFL Draft Prospect in the New Mexico Bowl. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

College football’s bowl season kicks off with the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday afternoon between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Arizona Wildcats. In addition to the game being nationally televised — as all 35 bowl games are — NFL scouts will likely be in attendance to watch the top prospects from each team play their final collegiate game before preparing for the 2013 NFL draft.

While neither of these teams has any prospects likely to be selected in the draft’s first two days, there is some intriguing talent on both teams that could draw interest in the late rounds of the draft or as undrafted free agents.

The New England Patriots currently have only one pick in the draft’s final four rounds, but chances are good that they will acquire additional selections via trade. If so, these are a few players that the Patriots could look at as late draft picks or as free agent selections:

(more…)


Pac-12: Ten Year NFL Draft Case Study

Friday, July 27th, 2012
Buffalo Bills New England Patriots

The Patriots should have spiked the phone after calling in this Pac-12 pick. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

Every Friday this summer I’m doing a case study on the last ten years draft history of every conference in the FBS.

Through these case studies we’ll be able to answer which schools and conferences produce the most talent, the most busts, the most players at each position and much more.

I know that it’s a lot of information to digest, but there’s some very interesting findings during this first week of research which will become even more telling as each week progresses.

This week, I’m taking on the Pac-12. You can also read about the Mountain West, Big EastIndependents, C-USA, Big Ten, ACC and MAC.

(more…)







  • Categories

  • Search NEPD Archives

  • Archives