Redskins sign first-rounder Montez Sweat
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed first-round pick Montez Sweat to his rookie contract.
Sweat was the 26th overall pick. After taking Ohio State quarterback Dwayne...
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed first-round pick Dwayne Haskins and seven others from their draft class.
The team on Thursday announced rookie deals with the Ohio...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago.
It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons has the look of a future NFL player after a prolific three-year college career. He's also wearing a big brace on his knee after tearing...
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is not so short and Mississippi State defensive end Montez Sweat is very fast.
While those were the big takeaways from the NFL combine, plenty more was...
Some prospects saw their stock slide at combine
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Many headliners boosted their draft stock at the NFL's annual scouting combine with a wonderful workout, a dazzling 40-yard dash, a brilliant bench press or, in Kyler Murray's...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Receiver D.K. Metcalf showed off his muscle-man physique — and his speed — in Indianapolis.
Defensive end Montez Sweat proved big men can run fast, too.
Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The defensive linemen hailed as the gems of the draft class didn't disappoint during their on-field testing Sunday, and nobody performed better than Montez Sweat.
Senior Bowl edge rushers trying to be next Marcus Davenport
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jaylon Ferguson and Oshane Ximines would love to be the next Marcus Davenport.
They already are following in Davenport's steps, going from prolific Conference USA pass rushers to the Senior Bowl. Davenport last year parlayed that success into the first round of the NFL draft, getting picked 14th overall by the New Orleans Saints.
Outback Bowl Matchup
No. 18 Mississippi State (9-3, SEC) vs Iowa (8-4, Big Ten), Jan. 1, 12 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Tampa, Florida
Mississippi State: DE Montez Sweat, 51 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks.
Iowa: TE T.J. Hockenson, 46 catches, 717 yards, six touchdowns.
Mississippi State: No. 18 final playoff ranking best since ending at No. 7 in 2014. Joe Moorhead joins Jackie Sherrill as only MSU coaches to make bowl game in first season.
No. 1 Alabama puts streaks on line against No. 18 MSU
No. 18 Mississippi State (6-3, 2-3 SEC, No. 16 CFP) at No. 1 Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP), 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 24½.
Series record: Alabama leads 81-18-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Alabama has already locked up a spot in the SEC championship game against No. 5 Georgia and wants to keep chasing a perfect season. The Bulldogs are seeking their third straight win and a better bowl landing spot.
No. 16 Texas A&M gets another SEC test vs. Mississippi State
Texas A&M has won three straight games to quickly become a factor in the Southeastern Conference Western Division under first-year coach Jimbo Fisher.
Now the Aggies on Saturday must face one of the league's best defenses in Mississippi State.
No. 8 Auburn, Mississippi St meet in defensive showdown
No. 8 Auburn (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at Mississippi State (3-2, 0-2), 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Line: Auburn by 3½.
Series record: Auburn leads 63-26-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Auburn and Mississippi State came into the season hoping to be SEC West contenders. Neither can afford another stumble, especially the Bulldogs. Both teams appear to have an elite defense, but have struggled to establish offensive consistency.
Mississippi State’s high hopes rest on Moorhead, Fitzgerald
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — If Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald is going to have a storybook ending to his college career, first-year coach Joe Moorhead has to get off to a fantastic start.
The Bulldogs are a popular pick to contend for the Southeastern Conference championship after finishing with a 9-4 record last season, and a glance at the roster reveals plenty of reasons why.