Every NFL draft is filled with intrigue. When the crop of college players has 102 early entrants, including the likes of Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, that simply ratchets up the excitement.
A decade or more ago, teams could go into the draft and select a player who was going to be given time to develop, particularly at the quarterback position. Those days are long gone.
Simms said the Jets would be crazy to use a pick early on a quarterback, further enforcing the belief that the best way to get the most out of Smith in his second year is to sign a capable veteran free agent to challenge him.
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.
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Baylor’s Bryce Petty is probably on the outside looking in on the Heisman Trophy, but a trip to New York for the ceremony is well within reach.
Teddy Bridgewater may be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his best bet to become Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy winner in school history will come from putting up huge numbers and seeing other candidates take a stumble.
Rutgers, which could have clinched its first-ever BCS Bowl berth last week if they had showed up in Pittsburgh, blew their chance for redemption despite having everything set up perfectly for a momentous “Knight.”
The feel around this game should be like 2006, when the Scarlet Knights upset the Cardinals, then the No. 3 team in the nation. Now, on Thursday night, Rutgers needs that same special moment created by the best atmosphere in program history.
Rutgers and Louisville are strikingly similar except for one essential item: Wins.