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Alabama’s Fitzpatrick Presents Options in Secondary

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

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INDIANAPOLIS – Versatility has grown in importance in the National Football League, especially in the defensive secondary. Defensive backs are asked to roll down into the box and defend the run, play deep as a centerfielder and play man coverage on the outside and in the […]

After His Detour, Redfield Still Working Toward His NFL Career

By Max Moorman | @22Moorman

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INDIANAPOLIS – The redemption of Max Redfield continued here at the National Football League Scouting Combine. A path to an impressive spot in the NFL draft was once expected for Redfield before a series of legal issues and his dismissal from Notre Dame raised serious questions […]

Washington’s Vita Vea Hopes to Break Barriers With His…Speed?

By Max Moorman | @22Moorman

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INDIANAPOLIS — When you think of a nose tackle, you don’t usually think of a sub-five-second 40-yard dash. But Vita Vea of the University of Washington, the Pacific-12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, might just be the one to do it. Vea, at 6 feet, […]

Edge Rusher Arden Key of LSU Hopes to Make An Impact

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

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INDIANAPOLIS – Arden Key has made all types of headlines in his time at Louisiana State. From leaving the team in February 2017 to his performance when facing the Alabama Crimson Tide, Key has seemingly done it all.

Key, an edge rusher who is regarded as […]

Darnold: USC Prepared Me for the Next Step

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

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INDIANAPOLIS – Sam Darnold knows what it’s like to wait for a starting job. He arrived at Southern California and immediately redshirted, waiting in the wings behind starter Cody Kessler and his backup, Max Browne.

Darnold entered his redshirt freshman year as the backup, but quickly […]