NFL Draft

Mike Naples works out at the TEST Parisi Football Academy. (Photo by Kristyna Barbella/KBMultimedia.com)

Mike Naples Blog: Inside The Daily Grind Of An NFL Draft Hopeful

Each week, Naples will blog exclusively for CBS New York on his draft process, taking us into the life of a prospect up through being signed by an NFL team.

02/25/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the University of Missouri Tigers looks to sack Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Fighting Illini 23-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lobbyist Says He’s Working To Ban Gay Players From NFL

The GOP strategist’s comments were met with a mix of outrage and bewilderment. One person tweeted, “History will not look kindly upon you Mr. Jack Burkman. Shame on you.”

02/25/2014

Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: Michael Sam Doesn’t Want His Sexuality To Be A Story

Michael Sam says he wants to be known as just a football player, hopeful his sexuality soon won’t be a story.

02/22/2014

Wide receiver Marqise Lee of the USC Trojans (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Palladino: WR-Heavy Draft Could Play Right Into Jets’ Hands

With only Jeremy Kerley standing tall in Geno Smith’s arsenal, the Jets could use a stud pass-catcher. And if there is any year to find one in the high rounds, this would be the year.

02/21/2014

Johnny Manziel (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Johnny Manziel Reminds Brett Favre Of Himself With A Better Arm

Brett Favre admittedly hasn’t seen much of the player known simply as Johnny Football. But the three quarters or so he watched was enough to draw comparisons to a certain NFL great — himself.

02/20/2014

Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mizzou’s Michael Sam Could Become NFL’s 1st Openly Gay Player

Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation.

02/10/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the University of Missouri Tigers looks to sack Nathan Scheelhaase #2 of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini during the State Farm Arch Rivalry game on September 4, 2010 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The Tigers defeated the Fighting Illini 23-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Michael Sam, Missouri All-American And NFL Hopeful, Announces He’s Gay

Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, the defensive end says he came out to his teammates and coaches in August.

02/09/2014

Johnny Manziel (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A Record 98 Underclassmen Are Eligible For The 2014 NFL Draft

Among the early entrants expected to be selected near the top of the draft are Johnny Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, Jadeveon Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina and Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins.

01/19/2014

Jadeveon Clowney (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

South Carolina Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney Entering NFL Draft

Likely the top overall talent in the draft class, Clowney finished his college career Wednesday in the Gamecocks’ 34-24 victory over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.

01/02/2014

Aaron Hernandez (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: NFL Teams Consider Using Police Experts To Examine Prospects’ Tattoos

Thanks to an influx of inked-up stars, tattoos are becoming commonplace in the NFL. But teams may want to take a closer look at what exactly is branded on their prospects’ bodies.

07/23/2013

Radio City Music Hall (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

2014 NFL Draft Scheduled For May 8-10 At Radio City Music Hall

The draft is normally scheduled for late April. Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week there was a conflict with an Easter show at Radio City.

05/28/2013

Oday Aboushi of the Virginia Cavaliers at Amon G. Carter Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jets’ Oday Aboushi A Rare Palestinian-American In The NFL

As a Palestinian-American, the Jets’ offensive lineman is a rarity in the NFL.

05/11/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Geno Smith Gives Self An ‘F’ Grade After First Day Of Practice With Jets

After day one of minicamp, Jets’ quarterback Geno Smith gave himself an “F” Grade.

05/10/2013

Justin Pugh (#67) blocks for Jerome Smith of the Syracuse Orange. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Syracuse Chums Say Giants Rookie Pugh Has ‘Mean Streak’ On Field

Giants rookie offensive lineman Justin Pugh is out to prove his toughness and tenacity at mini-camp.

05/10/2013

Oday Aboushi of the Virginia Cavaliers at Amon G. Carter Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jets Reportedly Sign Fifth-Round Draft Pick Oday Aboushi

The Jets have signed Staten Island native and fifth-round pick Oday Aboushi to a four-year contract.

05/10/2013

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