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2014 NFL Draft Positional Breakdowns: Outside Linebackers

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Buffalo’s Khalil Mack is the star talent in a strong class of outside linebacker. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

This year’s crop of outside linebackers offers exactly what the NFL wants: Versatile edge defenders who can be moved around and contribute in a variety of roles within a multi-front defensive scheme. The value is diminishing for prospects that lack versatility.

Talent should be found throughout at the position, but the sweet spot is in the second to fourth rounds, where I have 12 players graded.

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2014 NFL Draft: 10 Prospects Whose Tools Are Better Than Their Tape

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

While Anthony Barr’s physical tools stand out, his on-field play is not quite as outstanding. (Photo: Gary A. Vazquez — USA Today Sports)

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

More times than not, good football players are also good athletes with prototypical physical traits, but being a great athlete and having great size does not necessarily mean one is a great football player. Every year, there are players whose draft stock is defined more by their measurables than what they have actually done on the football field. That is due in large part to NFL teams drafting players based on what they can become rather than who they are.

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2013 Independence Bowl Prospect Preview: Arizona vs. Boston College

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Andre Williams will look to add his FBS-leading rushing total against Arizona on Tuesday. (Photo: Mark Konezny — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: John Maher

Bowl season is time for games between teams who would rarely match up under normal circumstances. That is the case in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl, or more colloquially the Independence Bowl, which will pit the Arizona Wildcats (7-5) against the Boston College Eagles (7-5) for the first time ever (Tuesday, 12:30 p.m., ESPN).

The story of this game will be the matchup between the FBS’ leading rushers of the past two seasons, Arizona junior running back Ka’Deem Carey and Boston College senior running back Andre Williams.

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