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College 2014 All Star Games Showcase NFL Draft Prospects

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Medal of Honor All-Star Game - Inaugural Game
Jan. 11, 2014 - Charleston, South Carolina.

http://www.mohbowl.com/team-rosters/

East-West Shrine Game - Jan. 18, 2014 - 4 pm.
http://www.shrinegame.com/en/Teams/westRosterNew

NFLPA All-Star Game - Jan. 18, 2014 – 3 pm.
http://collegiate.nflpa.com/roster/

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft 2014: FSU's Kelvin Benjamin Joins Blue Chip Receiving Class

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2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Update Tracker –
Saturday Jan. 11th, 10 am

Florida St. Wideout Kelvin Benjamin Joins Blue Chip Receiving Class

As the 2013-2014 postseason unfolds, many draft-eligible underclassmen continue to announce their intentions about entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season a record 73 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012. By Jan. 10th, the upcoming class set a new record for underclassmen in what may be the strongest group of blue chip prospects ever to decide to turn pro.

Draft Insiders' NFL Draft 2014 Postseason Rankings – available now
January Newsletter – available next week - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo - QB Blake Bortles - Central Florida

For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15, 2014. Afterwards, there is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent.

The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014

Underclassmen
Quarterbacks

Johnny Manziel - 6-1, 200 - Texas A&M
Teddy Bridgewater - 6-2, 190 - Louisville
Blake Bortles - 6-5, 230 - Central Florida
Brett Smith - 6-3, 215 - Wyoming

Running Backs
Tre Mason - 5-10, 215 - Auburn
Bishop Sankey - 5-9, 215 – Washington
Lache Seastrunk - 5-9, 220 - Baylor
De’Anthony Thomas - 5-9, 175 - Oregon
James Wilder - 6-2, 225 - Florida St.
Terrance West, 6-1, 220 - Towson St.
Storm Johnson - 6-0, 220 - Central Florida
Adam Muena - 5-9, 210 - San Diego St.
George Atkinson - 6-1, 210 - Notre Dame
Henry Josey - 5-10, 210 - Missouri
Darrin Reaves - 5-11, 210 - UAB
Jerome Smith - 5-11, 230 - Syracuse
Kapri Bibbs - 5-10, 210 - Colorado St
Isaiah Crowell - 5-10, 190 - Alabama State

Receivers
Mike Evans - 6-5, 225 - Texas A&M
Kelvin Benjamin - 6-6, 220 - Florida St.
Marquis Lee - 6-0, 195 - Southern Cal
Sammy Watkins - 6-1, 200 - Clemson
Odell Beckham - 6-0, 190 - LSU
Jarvis Landry - 6-1, 195 - LSU
Allen Robinson - 6-3, 200 – Penn St.
Brandin Cooks - 5-10, 180 - Oregon St.
Donte Moncrief - 6-2, 220 - Mississippi
Davante Adams - 6-1, 200 - Fresno St.
Martavis Bryant - 6-5, 200 - Clemson
Josh Stewart 5-10, 185 - Oklahoma St.
Cody Latimer - 6-2, 215 - Indiana
Brandon Coleman - 6-5, 220 - Rutgers
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado
Bruce Ellington - 5-9, 195 - South Carolina
Willie Snead - 5-11, 190 - Ball St.
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt
Austin Franklin - 6-1, 210 - New Mexico St

Tight Ends
Jace Amaro - 6-5, 260 - Texas Tech
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - 6-6, 270 - Oregon
Xavier Grimble - 6-5, 255 - USC
Troy Niklas - 6-7, 260 - Notre Dame
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon
A.C. Leonard - 6-4, 248 - Tennessee St
Jake Murphy - 6-4, 245 - Utah
Richard Rodgers - 6-4, 245 - Cal
Michael Flacco - 6-4, 255 - New Haven
Nic Jacobs - 6-4, 235 - McNeese St.

Linemen
Cyrus Kouandjio - 6-6, 310 - Alabama
Greg Robinson - 6-5, 310 - Auburn
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee
Xavier Su'a-Filo - 6-3- 310 - UCLA
Russell Bodine - 6-3, 310 - North Carolina
Marcus Martin - 6-3, 320 - Southern Cal

Defensive Players
Ends

Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina
Stephon Tuitt - 6-5, 295 - Notre Dame
Kony Ealy - 6-5, 265 - Missouri
Scott Crichton - 6-3, 265 - Oregon St.
George Uko - 6-2, 280 - Southern Cal
Aaron Lynch - 6-5, 250 - South Florida
Demarcus Lawrence - 6-3. 245 - Boise St.
Jeoffrey Pagan - 6-4, 290 - Alabama

NFL Draft 2014 - First Round Mock Draft

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NFL Draft 2014 - First Round Mock Draft
* Underclassmen expected to declare for the NFL Draft 2014

Exact draft order to be determined at close of postseason
x – coin flip will determine selection

Photo – QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville

First Round Mock Draft
Team / W-L

1. Houston - 2-14 - * Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville
2. St. Louis (Wash- 3-13) - Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M
3. Jacksonville - 4-12 - * Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina
4. Cleveland - 4-12 - * Blake Bortles - QB - Central Florida
5. Oakland - 4-12 - * Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M
6. Atlanta - 4-12 - Anthony Barr - LB - UCLA
7. Tampa Bay - 4-12 - * Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M
8. Minnesota - 5-10-1 - * Cameron Erving - OT - Florida State
9. Buffalo - 6-10 - Khalil Mack - LB - Buffalo
10. Detroit - 7-9 - * Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson
11. Tennessee - 7-9 - CJ Mosley - LB - Alabama
12. NY Giants - 7-9 - * Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama
13. St. Louis - 7-9 - Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan State
14. Chicago - 8-8 - * Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn
15. Pittsburgh - 8-8 - Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
16. x - Baltimore - 8-8 - *Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech
17. x -Dallas - 8-8 - Derek Carr - QB - Fresno State
18. NY Jets - 8-8 - 18. * Marqise Lee - WR - Southern Cal
19. Miami - 8-8 - * Ifo Ekpre-Olomu - CB - Oregon
20. Arizona - 10-6 - * Cedric Ogbuehi - OT - Texas A&M
21. y - Green Bay - 8-7-1 - * Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina
22. y- San Diego - 9-7 - * Stephen Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
23. y - Philadelphia - 10-6 - * Vic Beasley - LB - Clemson
24. y - Kansas City - 11-5 - * Odell Beckham - WR - LSU
25. y - Cincinnati - 11-5 - * Louis Nix - DT - Notre Dame
26. y - Cleveland (Indy) 11-5 - Cyril Richardson - OG - Baylor
27. y - New Orleans - 11-5 - Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma State
28. y - San Francisco - 12-4 - Trent Murphy - DE - Stanford
29. y - Carolina - 12-4 - * Austin Seferin-Jenkins - TE - Washington
30. y - New England - 12-4 - * Ego Ferguson - DT - LSU
31. y - Denver - 13-3 - * Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama
32. y - Seattle - 13-3 - * Ryan Shazier - LB - Ohio State

NFL Draft 2014: Clowney and Nix Head Underclassmen Tracker

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2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Update Tracker - Saturday Dec. 28th
Wideout Davante Adams - Fresno St. declares for NFL Draft

As the 2013 postseason unfolds, several draft-eligible underclassmen continue to announce their intentions about entering the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season a record 74 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012.

Draft Insiders Digest NFL Draft 2014 Postseason Rankings – available now – December Newsletter – available next week - Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo - WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson

For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15, 2014. Afterwards, there is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent.

The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014

Underclassmen
Quarterbacks
Brett Smith - 6-3, 215 - Wyoming

Running Backs
Adam Muena - 5-9, 210 - San Diego St. - Jr
Jerome Smith - 5-11, 230 - Syracuse - Jr
Isaiah Crowell - 5-10, 190 - Alabama State - Jr

Receivers
Davante Adams - 6-1, 200 - Fresno St. - Soph
Brandon Coleman - 6-5, 220 - Rutgers - Jr
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado - Jr
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt - Jr
Austin Franklin - 6-1, 210 - New Mexico St - Jr

Tight Ends
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina - Jr
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon - Jr
A.C. Leonard - 6-4, 248 - Tennessee St - Jr
Jake Murphy - 6-4, 245 - Utah - Jr
Richard Rodgers - 6-4, 245 - Cal - Jr

Linemen
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee - Jr
Marcus Martin - 6-3, 320 - Southern Cal

Defensive Players
Ends
Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina - Jr
Aaron Lynch - 6-5, 250 - South Florida - Jr
Demarcus Lawrence - 6-3. 245 - Boise St.

Tackles
Louis Nix - 6-3, 335 - Notre Dame - Jr
Kelcy Quarles - 6-3, 300 - South Carolina - Jr

Which is the best Bowl Game Matchup?

NFL Draft 2014 - Pro Prospect QB & RB Rankings

Pro Prospect Rankings - NFL Draft 2014
2013 Postseason Rankings * underclassmen

Photo – QB Derek Carr - Fresno St.

Quarterbacks:
1. * Teddy Bridgewater, 6-2, 220 - Louisville
2. Derek Carr, 6-3, 210 - Fresno St
3. AJ McCarron, 6-3, 215 - Alabama
4. Zach Mettenberger, 6-5, 225 - LSU
5. * Blake Bortles, 6-3, 230 - Central Florida
6. * Johnny Manziel, 5-11, 210 - Texas A&M
7. Tajh Boyd, 6-0, 225 - Clemson
8. Tyler Russell, 6-5, 220 - Mississippi St
9. Aaron Murray, 6-1, 210 - Georgia
10. David Fales, 6-3, 220 - San Jose St
11. Jimmy Garoppolo, 6-2, 215 - Eastern Illinois
12. Stephen Morris, 6-2, 210 - Miami
13. Logan Thomas, 6-5, 255 - Virginia Tech
14. Tom Savage, 6-5, 230 - Pittsburgh
15. James Franklin, 6-2, 230 - Missouri

Running Backs:
1. * Ka'Deem Carey, 5-9, 205 - Arizona
2. * Tre Mason, 5-10, 215 - Auburn
3. Marion Grice, 5-11, 205 - Arizona St
4. * Carlos Hyde, 5-11, 240 - Ohio St
5. * Lache Seastrunk, 5-9, 210 - Baylor
6. * Jeremy Hill, 6-0, 235 - LSU
7. * James Wilder, 6-1, 230 - Florida St
8. Antonio Andrews, 5-11, 215 - Western Kentucky
9. James White, 5-9, 200 - Wisconsin
10. * Bishop Sankey, 5-9, 205 - Washington
11. * Terrance West, 5-11, 225 - Towson St.
12. Andre Williams, 6-0, 220 - Boston College
13. * Charles Sims, 5-11, 215 - West Virginia
14. Tyler Gaffney, 5-11, 225 - Stanford
15. Silas Redd, 5-9, 200 - Southern Cal

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Heisman Trophy Award 2013 - Alabama’s A.J. McCarron Gets Vote

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One Man’s Vote – Heisman Trophy Award 2013
Alabama’s A.J. McCarron Gets Heisman Trophy Vote Here

Photo – QB A.J. McCarron - Alabama

This year’s Heisman Trophy race may prove to be one of the diverse voting processes in the prestigious history of the coveted award. The Heisman Trophy Award show will be presented on ESPN tonight and will host six candidates for the trophy, the most in history.

The 2013 college football season saw the leaders for the award change almost weekly with the top two honorees, QBs A.J. McCarron, Jameis Winston and Johnny Manziel surfacing to the top of the ballots with strong 2013 season performances.

A.J. McCarron has been nearly flawless over the past three seasons with only a late season loss to Auburn a blemish on this year’s resume. He has elevated the Bama club to a top ranking as an underclassmen and only the last second thriller vs Auburn knocked them from another BCS title game.

He has been amazingly consistent this season with few mistakes and game to game big plays that changed the outcome of key matchups. His performance vs Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn were all impressive performances on a big stage and national title implications in the balance. Consequently, I voted him the Heisman Trophy award off an outstanding 2013 season and one of the most technically sound and smart leaders in the nation. He has been a difference maker in virtually every game he plays with minimal mistakes vs the highest competition in college football.

Jameis Winston had an outstanding redshirt freshman season, though controversial with an off the field investigation through the 2013 fall. He was cleared of the allegations in December, though it remains to be seen how this could affect the voting. He led the Seminole offense to a #2 national ranking and ACC title with an upcoming BCS title game on the schedule. Despite his strong 2013 showing, he performed against few top 20 clubs with only Duke (10-3), Clemson (9-2) and Miami (9-3) tough opponents. The remaining of their schedule was very weak as they did not play two ACC bowl teams North Carolina and Georgia Tech.

Johnny Manziel will attempt to be the first two time winner since Archie Griffin of Ohio St from the 1970’s. Manziel was the first freshman in history to win the award last season. He struggled in key games vs Alabama and LSU this year that will hurt his chances to repeat.

Frank Coyle’s HeismanTrophy Vote
#1 A.J. McCarron - QB - Alabama
#2 Jameis Winston - QB - Florida St
#3 Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M

The 2013 Winner will be announced live on ESPN tonight Saturday Dec.14th at 8 pm.
Following much anticipation, Heisman Trophy committee announced the record six finalists for this year's award.

The Heisman Trophy Trust revealed the gridiron stars in contention for the prestigious 79th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy are Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, Florida St. QB Jameis Winston and Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch, along with running backs Tre Mason of Auburn and Andre Williams of Boston College.

The six finalists will be in New York for the live Heisman Trophy announcement tonight, December 14, airing on ESPN at 8:00 pm EST, presented by Nissan North America.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. An electorate comprised of 928 sports journalists and every living former Heisman winner determines the finalists and winner. Included in the electorate is one overall fan vote, an opportunity supported by Nissan North America, Heisman's Premier Partner.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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