NFL Draft

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

Geno Smith (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Thick-Skinned Geno Smith Eager To Get Started With Jets

The rookie quarterback has already dealt with some not-so-nice headlines in New York, and the heat will only intensify at training camp this summer during the Jets’ five-man QB competition.

05/07/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Geno Smith Clobbered By Unnamed NFL Execs; Jets Pick ‘Tuned Out’?

The Jets have had their fair share of quarterback bashing via anonymous sources. Apparently it’s not limited to the hallways at Florham Park.

05/02/2013

Greg McElroy (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Me? Underdog? Greg McElroy Is Confident He Can Be Jets’ Starting Quarterback

“You don’t worry about anything,” McElroy said. “You just go out there and, with the reps you’re given, you make the most of them. That’s all you can really control and that’s all you can really worry about.”

05/01/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Select Sports Group Wishes Geno Smith ‘The Best’ After Jets QB Drops Firm

“We worked tirelessly for Geno Smith and all of our draft prospects,” Select Sports Group said. “The NFL Draft is unpredictable, and we prepared Geno and all of our draft prospects, as we do every year, about what can happen during the draft.”

05/01/2013

Ryan Nassib (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Giants Draft Notes: Nassib’s Role, Linebackers Lacking & More

There are two glaring questions surrounding the Giants’ draft: What are they going to do with their new QB? And how did they go seven rounds without taking any linebackers?

04/29/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Follow Blueprint, While Jets Collect Players And Hope For Best

One local team — the one with two Super Bowl trophies in the Eli Manning era — seems to have a plan. The other? Not so much.

04/29/2013

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