TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — There was no shortage of NFL executives on hand to watch several Crimson Tide players workout during Alabama's pro day ahead of next month's NFL draft.
Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL Draft
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April.
Robin Roberts hosting first night of NFL draft on ABC
Robin Roberts is returning to sports for one night, hosting ABC's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft on April 25.
The "Good Morning America" co-host was with ESPN from 1990 until...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent tight end Geoff Swaim, giving them another option at one of their most depleted positions.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Half of Clemson's talented defensive front four participated in the Tigers pro day Thursday before evaluators from all 32 NFL teams.
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...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman says he wants to try to enter the NFL after being acquitted of sexual assault.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Kyler Murray joined the Heisman Trophy club in December, Charlie Ward thought about his initiation in 1993.
Back then, the Florida State quarterback was the shiny...
AP Source: Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Joe Flacco has gone from Denver Broncos tormentor to savior.
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade the veteran quarterback to the Broncos in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this year's NFL draft, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.
NFL defensive line prospect Jeffery Simmons tears ACL
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons tore the ACL in his left knee while working out in Florida last weekend.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Simmons, a potential first-round pick in April's NFL draft, released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday. He said he was going through position drills while training in Boca Raton, Florida when the injury occurred.
How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?
Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. It is anyone's guess when the world will see another athlete with the skills and opportunity to have such a choice.
The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out and won the Heisman Trophy in his only year as Oklahoma's starting quarterback, declared for the NFL draft last month and picked the NFL over MLB on Monday.
Assault charge dropped against Alabama’s Deionte Thompson
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An assault charge was dismissed against Alabama safety and NFL top prospect Deionte Thompson, who was linked to a 2017 spring break fight in Texas.
Prosecutors in Galveston County requested the charge be dropped against Thompson, an All-American who in January announced for the NFL draft. A judge signed the order Wednesday.
Music City taking NFL draft out in the open on Broadway
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music City will put its stamp on the NFL draft.
The main stage will be out in the open on Broadway among Nashville's honky-tonks. The league's fan festival is scheduled for across the river at the Tennessee Titans' stadium.
City officials on Wednesday announced details of the April 25-27 draft, which will kick off the NFL's 100th season.
A’s still hopeful Heisman winner Murray at spring training
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics remain hopeful of seeing Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray in their uniform when spring training begins next month.
While the Oklahoma quarterback declared for the NFL draft last week, the prized outfielder and 2018 first-round draft pick could report to A's spring training in Mesa, Arizona. He has an invite to big league camp.
NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency.
The defensive end, projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft, has fulfilled a vision he had as a high school star in New Jersey and developed in his mind the past three years at Michigan.
Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft
NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
QB Tate Martell says he is leaving Ohio State for Miami
Quarterback Tate Martell says he is transferring from Ohio State to Miami.
Martell announced on Twitter early Wednesday: "I'm a Hurricane."
Martell had entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal last week and was free to be approached by schools about a potential move.
Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft
Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday.
Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known.
Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson leaving for the NFL draft
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's recruiting pitch will be bolstered by the fact that four of its players decided to leave early after receiving encouraging draft grades from the NFL.
It might also make next season tougher than ever.
The Hawkeyes announced on Monday that T.J. Hockenson, a redshirt sophomore, will join fellow tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Anthony Nelson and defensive back Amani Hooker as early entrees in the draft.
LSU linebacker Devin White says he is entering for NFL draft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU All-America and Butkus Award-winning linebacker Devin White says he has decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft and forgo his remaining season of eligibility to play for the Tigers.
Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson joins NFL draft exodus
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama middle linebacker Mack Wilson is entering the NFL draft.
Wilson becomes the seventh Crimson Tide player and fourth defender to declare for the draft since losing to Clemson in the national title game.
The junior announced his intentions on Twitter Sunday evening.
Wilson made 71 tackles with five for a loss and had two interceptions last season.
The Montgomery, Alabama product played in 42 games over the past two seasons and had 119 career tackles.
AP Source: A’s, MLB meet with Heisman Trophy winner Murray
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of the Oakland Athletics and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, a day before the Oklahoma quarterback's deadline to enter the NFL draft, a person with direct knowledge of the session said.
Alabama safety Deionte Thompson declares for NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — All-America safety Deionte Thompson has joined a growing crowd of Alabama players leaving early for the NFL draft.
Thompson announced his decision Sunday on Twitter. He's the sixth Crimson Tide underclassman to announce his decision to leave early.
Thompson was a consensus All-American in his first season as the starter. He made 79 tackles and had two interceptions and four forced fumbles.
Alabama DB Saivion Smith declares for NFL draft
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith is entering the NFL draft.
Smith announced his decision Saturday on Twitter, becoming the fifth Crimson Tide underclassmen to turn pro this week.
The junior college transfer played in all 15 games during his lone season at Alabama, starting 12. He had 60 tackles, three interceptions and eight tackles for loss.
Smith was a five-star recruit who played one season at LSU before transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
4 Alabama players announce they are declaring for NFL draft
Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.
Those projected first-rounders announced their intentions on Friday, along with versatile tailback Josh Jacobs and tight end Irv Smith Jr.
Clemson All-American DE Ferrell headed for NFL draft
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's national championship front four is off to the NFL.
All-American defensive end Clelin Ferrell made it a clean sweep of top-round prospects, joining All-American tackle Christian Wilkins, tackle Dexter Lawrence and end Austin Bryant in heading to the draft.
Ferrell, Wilkins and Bryant all passed on the pros last season for a final year in college. And the group made it count with a 15-0 season and a 44-16 beatdown of Alabama in the national title game Monday night.
Suspended Clemson DT Lawrence among 3 Tigers off to NFL
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Suspended Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence is headed to the NFL.
Lawrence is the 350-pound, 6-foot-4 lineman who missed the Tigers' College Football Playoff games after he and two teammates tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. Lawrence attended both games and celebrated with teammates Monday night after a 44-16 victory over Alabama in the national championship game.
Lawrence announced his decision on Twitter Wednesday.
Oklahoma offensive lineman Evans to declare for NFL draft
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma left tackle Bobby Evans says he will skip his senior year and declare for the NFL draft.
Evans made the announcement in a social media post on Wednesday .
Evans was a second-team All-Big 12 selection this season, helping the Sooners lead the nation in total offense. The 6-foot-5, 301-pound redshirt junior from Allen, Texas, started 40 games in three seasons.
Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey declares for NFL draft
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Humphrey led the Longhorns with 86 catches for 1,176 yards and nine touchdowns as Texas won 10 games for the first time since 2009, including a victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins declares for NFL draft
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins is NFL bound after one spectacular season as Ohio State's starting quarterback.
The third-year sophomore who rewrote the school record book had been expected to enter the draft and is a projected first-round pick.
Washington CB Byron Murphy declares for NFL draft
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington cornerback Byron Murphy says he will leave school early and enter the NFL draft after being a first-team all-Pac-12 selection.
Murphy announced his decision on Monday. He received a second-round grade from the NFL College Advisory Committee in pre-draft evaluation and was expected to leave despite having just completed his redshirt sophomore season at Washington.
Georgia kicker Blankenship to return for senior season
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship says he'll be returning to the Bulldogs for his senior season.
The specialist known for his thick glasses announced his decision on Twitter. He wrote, "I'm going to keep this short and sweet. Dawg Nation, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE."
Georgia safety J.R. Reed returning for senior season
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia safety J.R. Reed says he is returning for his senior season, giving the Bulldogs good news two days after the offense lost four juniors to the NFL draft.
Reed announced on his Twitter account Sunday he made the decision after consulting with his family and Georgia coach Kirby Smart.
Reed was second on the team with 66 tackles while starting every game.
Buffalo QB Jackson declares himself eligible for NFL draft
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — University at Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson is forgoing his senior season by declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.
Jackson calls it a "once in a lifetime opportunity" in a posting Sunday on Instagram . He has been contemplating his future since placing his name into the NCAA transfer portal shortly after completing his season with a 42-32 loss to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl.
Washington State RB James Williams declares for NFL draft
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State running back James Williams is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Williams made his announcement on social media on Saturday. Williams and the Cougars closed out their season on Dec. 28 with a 28-26 win over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl.
Iowa DB Amani Hooker headed to NFL
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa junior defensive back Amani Hooker says he will enter the NFL draft.
Hooker, a first-team All-Big Ten pick and the league's defensive back of the year, announced Saturday on social media that he's leaving school early and turning pro.
Bama-Clemson loaded with NFL draft picks along D-line
Quality defensive linemen are just about the toughest find in football.
Notre Dame All-America CB Love to skip junior season for NFL
Notre Dame All-America cornerback Julian Love and tight end Alize Mack are forgoing their final seasons of eligibility and entering the NFL draft.
Both players made their announcements Friday on Twitter. Love's decision was no foregone conclusion and will leave a big hole in the Fighting Irish secondary in 2019.
Georgia’s Holyfield, Hardman, Ridley, Nauta enter NFL draft
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's offense was hit with a four-player exodus of juniors to the NFL on Friday that took away the team's top three receivers and second-leading rusher.
Tailback Elijah Holyfield, tight end Isaac Nauta and wide receivers Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman announced Friday they are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.
Stanford WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside declares for draft
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside will skip his senior season to declare for the NFL draft.
Arcega-Whiteside announced his decision Friday, thanking his coaches, teammates and family members.
Arcega-Whiteside caught 63 passes for 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns this season for the Cardinal. The 6-foot-3 Arcega-Whiteside is dangerous in the red zone with his size and jumping ability and is projected as a second-day selection in the draft.
Ohio State center Michael Jordan will enter NFL draft
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will lose experience and leadership on the offensive line with center Michael Jordan's decision to leave early for the NFL draft.
The 6-foot-7, 312-pound lineman announced he would forgo his senior season in a tweet on Friday, saying that "in my heart, I know I am ready for the NFL, largely because I have been coached by the very best."
Clemson’s NFL prospects step closer to championship goals
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clelin Ferrell fidgets in his seat, knowing how close — and how far away — to achieving what he returned to Clemson to capture: The national championship.
Michigan CB David Long and TE Zach Gentry entering NFL draft
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan cornerback David Long and tight end Zach Gentry are entering the NFL draft, skipping their final seasons of college eligibility.
Long and Gentry made their announcements Wednesday on social media .
Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown leaving early for NFL
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma receiver Marquise Brown will skip his senior season and declare himself eligible for the NFL draft.
Brown made the announcement Wednesday on social media .
Florida juniors Scarlett, Joseph leaving early for NFL draft
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida running back Jordan Scarlett and linebacker Vosean Joseph have decided to enter the NFL draft.
The juniors announced their decisions via social media Wednesday, becoming the fourth and fifth Florida players to leave school early and turn pro.
Washington safety Taylor Rapp declares for NFL draft
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington safety Taylor Rapp has declared for the NFL draft, giving up his final year of eligibility after being a second-team AP All-America selection.
Rapp's decision, announced on Wednesday , was expected after he received a high evaluation from the NFL College Advisory Committee. Rapp is expected to be an early-round selection.
Stanford TE Kaden Smith declares for NFL draft
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford tight end Kaden Smith will skip his final season of college to enter the NFL draft.
Smith thanked his teammates, coaches and family when he announced the decision on Tuesday.
Smith had 47 catches for 635 yards and two touchdowns this season for the Cardinal. He missed the final three games of the season with a foot injury.
NC State WR Meyers skipping final season to enter NFL draft
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is skipping his final season to enter the NFL draft.
The school announced the redshirt junior's decision on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Wolfpack lost to Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl. Meyers came to N.C. State as a quarterback but moved to receiver and set a single-season school receptions record with 92 catches for 1,047 yards this year.