West Virginia's spectacular duo of Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey combined to form the most explosive 1-2 punch (37 receiving TDs) in NCAA football a season ago. The duo takes its impressive act to join the St. Louis Rams after going 8th (Austin, 1st Rd) and 92nd (Bailey, 3rd Rd) over the last two nights. There may be a new Greatest Show on Turf in the 'Gateway to the West.'
We caught up with junior defensive end Cassius Marsh (#99 pictured) and senior defensive linemen Datone Jones (#56 pictured) to find out what made the UCLA defensive front so special. Jones' journey ended up in first round selection for the Green Bay Packers.
One of the better stories in this year's draft is that of former Arkansas State wide receiver Josh Jarboe. It's amazing that he was once ranked right behind Cincinnati's AJ Green and Atlanta's Julio Jones as the nation's third-best prep level receiver. Despite a circuitous route that has seen stops at four schools, Jarboe has proven one thing to all who have followed his story. Opportunity truly does travel if you stay the course.
Former Alabama-Birmingham LB Marvin Burdette recently concluded a stellar career with 406 tackles and 27.5 tackles for loss. Albeit undersized, Burdette feels his instincts and vision give him an opportunity to make an NFL squad. We sat down with the former Conference USA star.
Three players certain to get consideration in the 2013 NFL Draft fared off in a Pac-12 matchup on September 24, 2011. While Washington squeaked out a 31-23 victory over the Bears, all of the pro prospects stood out. California's Keenan Allen ended the afternoon with 10 receptions for 197 yards and one receiving score. Trufant, meanwhile, found a way to record four tackles with three pass break-ups and Anthony's physical style stood out. DraftNasty's Corey Chavous gives an in-game report from Seattle, Washington.