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Pressure turned up on Packers, Jordan Love with Aaron Rodgers' offseason absence
May 25, 2021
As the Packers' OTAs commenced, nobody found themselves caught in the middle of the rift between the club and its MVP quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, quite like Jordan Love. Chase Goodbread reports on the second-year signal-caller's progress.
Family matters: Why Osa Odighizuwa wants to advocate for mental health
May 01, 2021
Mental illness struck his family twice, first his father, then his brother. Now, with lessons learned the hard way, the third-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys wants NFL locker rooms to be judgment-free spaces where players in crisis can seek help, writes Chase Goodbread.
Panthers add dynamic RB Chuba Hubbard to Christian McCaffrey-led backfield with fourth-round pick
May 01, 2021
As if the Panthers didn't have enough open-field juice in their offensive backfield with Christian McCaffrey, the club added a home-run hitter Saturday in selecting Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft with overall pick No. 126.
Lions select USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown in fourth round
May 01, 2021
The Detroit Lions added USC wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown Amon-Ra St. Brown Saturday with a fourth-round pick (No. 112 overall), giving the club an exciting and productive pass catcher and a player with a unique background as the son of a world-class athlete.
Broncos select D-III offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz at No. 98
Apr 30, 2021
The Denver Broncos grabbed one of the higher-rated yet lesser-known prospects before the end of Day 2, selecting Quinn Meinerz with the No. 98 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. It makes Meinerz just the fifth Division-III player selected in the top 100 all-time.
Cardinals select Purdue WR Rondale Moore at No. 49
Apr 30, 2021
The Arizona Cardinals selected Purdue's Rondale Moore in the second round with the No. 49 overall selection Friday, adding a diminutive but explosive wide receiver to the offensive weapons surrounding ascendant quarterback Kyler Murray.
Eagles select Alabama C Landon Dickerson at No. 37
Apr 30, 2021
The Philadelphia Eagles populated their offense with yet another player from Alabama on Friday in selecting center Landon Dickerson, just a day after taking Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith to work with former UA QB Jalen Hurts.
2021 NFL Draft: Seven takeaways from Daniel Jeremiah's conference call
Apr 21, 2021
With a little more than a week to go before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft, Daniel Jeremiah previewed the event during a media conference call on Wednesday. Chase Goodbread provides seven takeaways from the hour-and-a-half-long session.
Once in a generation: Is Trevor Lawrence NFL's next big thing?
Apr 13, 2021
Trevor Lawrence chose to wear No. 16 at Clemson because of aspirations to become the next Peyton Manning, but scouts agree that Andrew Luck -- the last generational quarterback to enter the draft -- is a more accurate comparison
Joker's wild: Why Alabama QB Mac Jones is getting the last laugh
Apr 07, 2021
Things weren't always this easy for Mac Jones, who sat three years at Alabama waiting his turn. But the draft's fastest-rising prospect who models his game and style after Tom Brady is about to get the last laugh. A fitting finish for the quarterback nicknamed the Joker.
Indiana, Oregon, Tulsa pro days: Penei Sewell, Zaven Collins showcase rare size/athleticism combo
Apr 02, 2021
Two of the 2021 NFL Draft's most enticing size/athleticism combos -- OT Penei Sewell and LB Zaven Collins -- performed at their respective pro days on Friday. Chase Goodbread provides a look at how the top prospects fared with Indiana, Oregon and Tulsa holding workouts.
Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Notre Dame, Wake Forest pro days: Kyle Pitts, Ja'Marr Chase post eye-popping 40s
Mar 31, 2021
Two of the 2021 NFL Draft's elite talents -- WR Ja'Marr Chase and TE Kyle Pitts -- performed at their respective pro days on Wednesday. Chase Goodbread provides a look at how the top prospects fared with Florida, Kentucky, LSU and Notre Dame holding workouts.
American dream: How NFL lured Canadian Chuba Hubbard to U.S.
Mar 31, 2021
Chuba Hubbard heads a strong 2021 NFL Draft class of Canadian hopefuls, as the country's presence in American football continues to slowly grow. But it wasn't an easy road for the Oklahoma State running back, who took a path less traveled to the U.S.
Alabama, Ohio State, Washington pro days: Mac Jones excites; Justin Fields puts on a show
Mar 30, 2021
Two of the 2021 NFL Draft's best quarterbacks stepped into the pro day spotlight on Tuesday. Chase Goodbread provides a look at how the top prospects fared with Alabama, Ohio State and Washington holding workouts.
Why Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley risked his NFL dreams
Mar 25, 2021
Two years after losing his mother, Caleb Farley was motivated to protect his only living parent at all costs. So when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Virginia Tech cornerback became the first college football player to opt out, a move influenced by his mom's deep faith and a willingness to be bold and different.
Alabama, Purdue pro days: Mac Jones shows out; Rondale Moore, Patrick Surtain help themselves
Mar 23, 2021
Alabama QB Mac Jones was the main attraction of Tuesday's pro days, but a highly touted Tide cornerback and a Purdue receiver who had fallen a bit under the radar were the day's biggest winners.
North Dakota State, Oklahoma pro days: Trey Lance draws Josh Allen comp
Mar 12, 2021
North Dakota State and Oklahoma held their pro days on Friday, giving some of the 2021 NFL Draft's top talents a chance to show out in front NFL teams. Chase Goodbread provides news and notes from both workouts, including a strong performance from NDSU QB Trey Lance.
2021 NFL Draft: Daniel Jeremiah identifies team fits for prospects
Mar 09, 2021
Which QB is the best fit for the Patriots? Is there a RB who would be perfect for the Steelers? Chase Goodbread provides a look at the prospect-team fits identified by Daniel Jeremiah during a media availability on Tuesday.
2021 NFL Draft: Heisman winner DeVonta Smith declines height/weight measurements at Senior Bowl
Jan 26, 2021
Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith, the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner and one of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, declined to be weighed or measured for height at the Reese's Senior Bowl weigh-in on Tuesday morning.
Crimson Tide star WR DeVonta Smith shines brightest in Alabama's title win
Jan 12, 2021
DeVonta Smith capped his college career, validated his Heisman Trophy, and gave NFL general managers plenty to think about Monday with a stunning performance to lead Alabama's 52-24 win over Ohio State in the CFP National Championship.
Florida TE Kyle Pitts intends to forego senior season, enter 2021 NFL Draft
Dec 20, 2020
Kyle Pitts intends to forego the Gators' bowl game and his senior season to prepare for the 2021 NFL draft. The Gators' star pass catcher is one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award as college football's top tight end.
Lincoln Riley 'can't lose' in Cardinals-Eagles matchup of former Oklahoma QBs
Dec 16, 2020
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley's former quarterbacks -- Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts -- will take the same field in Sunday's Cardinals-Eagles contest. Riley talked to Chase Goodbread about the two star players ahead of their first NFL meeting.
Micah Parsons guarding against overtraining for NFL after opt out
Sep 12, 2020
Top 2021 NFL Draft prospect Micah Parsons tells Chase Goodbread what he's doing to prepare for the next level after opting out of the college football season. The main tasks for his trainers right now? Avoiding monotony and too much training.
Big Ten, Pac-12 postpone 2020 football season over COVID-19 concerns; both conferences looking to spring
Aug 11, 2020
The Big Ten and Pac-12 both announced Tuesday that they will postpone the 2020 football season due to health and safety concerns brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both conferences will continue to look into the possibility of playing in the spring.