In the new age NFL, slot wide receivers roam the terrain. Every team needs an efficient nickel back to compete. We go in-depth on five nickel/dime cornerbacks who are flying under the radar.
Today we look back at our 2010 scouting report on Oakland Raiders starting LT Jared Veldheer (#68 pictured). The former Hillsdale star has quietly developed into one of the AFC's best young offensive tackles in just his third NFL season.
Last Saturday night, DraftNasty.com was treated to one of the best rivalries in college football when the Arizona Wildcats took on the Arizona State Sun Devils in Phoenix, Ariz. Sun Devils' junior QB Brock Osweiler (#17 pictured) matched wits with senior Nick Foles (#8 pictured) in what turned out to be an epic battle. Both quarterbacks have prolific senior wide receivers in Gerrell Robinson (ASU-#8) and Juron Criner (Ariz-#82). Find out who got the best of the matchup in our breakdown of the Wildcats' surprising 31-27 victory.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jackie Battle (#26 pictured diving over top for TD) was a key second half contributor in the Chiefs' 23-20 overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers this past Monday night. The Chiefs won their fourth game in a row after losing their first three games of the season.
Nevada's Rishard Matthews (#15 pictured) was a key contributor for the Wolf Pack during their 2010 breakout season. Not only did he shine vs. Boise State in the program's defining moment, he may have saved his best for last in the team's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl victory over Boston College. We look at his matchup vs. All-ACC CB Donnie Fletcher early in 2011. Matthews certainly doesn't back down from a challenge. In just six games in 2011, he already has 632 yards receiving.
New Mexico State wide receiver Taveon Rogers (#1 pictured) may be under the radar, but opposing teams have their hamstrings greased when facing one of the WAC's most explosive weapons.
Former Western Michigan star WR Greg Jennings finished his career with 3,539 yards receiving en route to an appearance in the 2006 East-West Shrine Game. DraftNasty.com breaks down Jennings' elite performance in the practices leading up to the game and tells you why he will be a key factor in this weekend's NFC Championship against the Chicago Bears.
Rod Issac earned 1st Team All-Sun Belt honors after scoring a touchdown on both an interception and fumble return in 2010. During his individual workout for DraftNasty.com last summer, he showed all of the ability that he flashed during his strong final campaign.
This weekend’s SWAC Championship game will make history regardless of the outcome, as the Tigers of Texas Southern will make the school’s first appearance in the historic event. The team has won seven games in a row, and started the streak versus their opponent in this weekend’s game, Alabama State. Their success has not gone unnoticed, as they are ranked #4 in this week’s SBN Black College Football poll.
In a special edition of Wonderful Wednesday’s Hot Spot, we put the Cleveland Cavalier fans in the spotlight. For a city full of years of ‘Almost’ but no cigar, I truly wonder if they have the energy to make this an inglorious return for former Cavs and now Heat superstar LeBron James? One fan from the past would never have had this problem.
For Florence, Alabama native Debra Hunt the importance of the annual Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama often extends beyond the playing field. She shares some interesting stories with DraftNasty.com about the rivalry.
Draftnasty.com was on hand to witness a big part of college football history last Saturday afternoon as legendary Nittany Lions' coach Joe Paterno became just the third coach in the history of college football to win 400 games.
Last weekend, during my visit to Iowa City, IA, the Big Ten's lone remaining undefeated team (Michigan State) attempted to remain in contention for a possible BCS Championship game berth. In the Midwest, you always have to be prepared for thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Unfortunately for the Michigan State Spartans, one touched down in Iowa City.
Jerrel Jernigan (pictured above) became Troy's all-time leading receiver this past weekend and continues to leave his mark as a multi-purpose threat. He leads our list of Sun Belt players on the 'Hot Spot'.
You won't hear much about what head coach Les Miles (pictured in middle of team after season opening win vs UNC) is doing off the field. DraftNasty.com lead journalist Patrick Green took some time with colleague Corey Chavous to find out why today's college football climate really doesn't care.
During an illustrious ten-year NFL career, former All-Pro Dennis Harrison enjoyed a myriad of success as a defensive tackle. He ranked second in the league in sacks during the strike-shortened season of 1982, recording 10.5 putdowns in just nine games. DraftNasty.com caught up with Harrison this past summer to discuss what current labor negotiations mean for a league that hasn't seen a work stoppage in over two decades.
The Oklahoma State football team (pictured above) is off to a very hot start offensively, averaging nearly 600 yards of total offense per game. They look to stay undefeated this weekend at home vs. Texas A&M in Stillwater, OK.
Traditions. For families and cultures, they represent a way of life, a series of habits, beliefs, rituals, and sense of unity that becomes as routine and expected as heartbeats. The sports world is defined by these foundations. In fact, college football programs throughout the nation not only rely on traditions; they exist by them.