As the year rolls on, we all relax in the warmer weather to enjoy the summer sun and balmy nights. For many NFL fans though, this quieter time of the football season is also a chance to look ahead. The 100th NFL season in 2019/20 is due to kick-off at the start of September 2019 and then run all the way to Superbowl LIV in February 2020. This makes this the perfect time to begin looking at which players may make an impact for your team and also across the NFL in general.
College football is unique in the sports world, in that most major sports do not tell anyone where a player or team was ranked at the end of a season. The NFL, for example, doesn't release rankings of the rest of the teams in their league following the Super Bowl. But these rankings in college football aren't just interesting, they are also previews in a way of which teams are poised to get better from one year to the next. These two teams, in particular, appear poised to take their year-end rankings and improve on them in 2019.
Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree has spinal surgery after swim accident in Florida
Pick-by-pick list of the 32 players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night in Nashville.
In 2019, the Congrove Computer Rankings will celebrate its' 27th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and will be celebrating its' 21st anniversary.
Clemson University defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, the recipient of the National Football Foundation (NFF)'s 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy as the country's top scholar-athlete, has been selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The three-time All-American and two-time national champion was among 23 prospects in attendance in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tom Dundon was briefly viewed as the saving force of the fledgling Alliance of American Football League when he vowed to commit $250 million bucks to the cause after the second week of the season. But now, Dundon may have simply been the league's death knell.
Michigan football commit J.J. McCarthy has the physical and mental traits of a top prospect. His QB coach has compared him to Manziel, Brees, Mayfield.
We are now just days away from the 2019 NFL Combine, which will once again be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis. As April’s NFL Draft draws closer, the Combine gives the 32 competing teams a chance to look at specific skills – ranging from the 40-yard dash to the vertical jump. Let’s take a look at some of the standout names attending this year’s event.
The Clemson Tigers were the best team in college football last year, putting the Alabama Crimson Tide to the sword in the National Championship game. Heading into the contest as slight favorites, Clemson produced a dominant performance against Nick Saban’s men – eventually running out 44-16 winners in front of a jubilant Levi’s Stadium crowd.
Trent Richardson has scored all 6 Birmingham Iron touchdowns on the season and the club improved to 3-0 with a 28-12 win over win-less Atlanta.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
After the furor of the Super Bowl, American football usually takes a well-earned and much-needed seven-month break. However, in 2019, this hiatus only lasted around a week due to the advent of the Alliance of American Football league.
Congrats North Dakota State! 38-24 win over Eastern Washington delivers 7th FCS Championship in 8 seasons. HC Chris Klieman ties Jim Tressel for most FCS title with 4 as he leaves for Kansas State. #CFP
It's just football, and that's a great start.