Redskins sign first-rounder Haskins, 7 other draft picks

Football 05/09/19, 18:49

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 State quarterback they took 15th overall, fourth-round running back Bryce Love and guard Wes Martin, fifth-round center Ross Pierschbacher and linebacker Cole Holcomb, sixth-round receiver ...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Sports 04/22/19, 09:47

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 year.Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's Quinnen Williams, Kentucky's Josh Allen, LSU's Devin White, ...

Simmons, Sweat among NFL prospects at Mississippi St pro day

Football 03/27/19, 14:53

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 his ACL last month, not to mention a checkered past that includes a video from high school showing him punching a ...

Top 25 Podcast: NFL combine winners, losers, takeaways

Sports 03/06/19, 13:01

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 learned in Indianapolis last week. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Dane Brugler, NFL draft analyst for ...

Some prospects saw their stock slide at combine

Football 03/05/19, 16:52

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 case, just standing up straight.Mississippi State edge rusher Montez Sweat and Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf were the big winners along ...

Sweat, Metcalf among big winners at NFL scouting combine

Football 03/04/19, 15:15

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.The two pro prospects from rival colleges in Mississippi left the NFL's annual scouting combine as the two biggest winners of the weeklong event. They were ...

Montez Sweat set big-man record for 40-yard dash

Football 03/03/19, 18:54

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.The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder from Mississippi State clocked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium, the fastest time by a defensive lineman since at least 2003.That ...

Senior Bowl edge rushers trying to be next Marcus Davenport

Football 01/24/19, 18:40

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 ...

No. 16 Texas A&M gets another SEC test vs. Mississippi State

Football 10/26/18, 08:07

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. 16 Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1 SEC) has had two weeks to prepare ...

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