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Posted on March 4th, 2019 in 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by rgeneral

By Kris Norton | @CKrisNorton Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – What’s in a name? For an ‘Adderley’, it is a long-standing tradition in both collegiate and professional football. Seventy-nine-year-old Herb Adderley earned a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction after a 12-year career with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys. A 6-foot, 205-pound, …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2019 in 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by rgeneral

By Justin Byers | @Justin_A_Byers Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — A year ago, Ed Oliver, the 2017 Outland Trophy winner from the University of Houston, was the anticipated number one overall pick of the 2018 National Football League Draft. Now, Oliver is not a clear-cut favorite to be a top pick. “People have me …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2019 in 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by rgeneral

By Kris Norton | @CKrisNorton Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS — If a National Football League team’s primary concern is having a premier quarterback, its secondary need is chasing down the opponent’s signal caller. With average NFL scoring at an all-time high, defensive talent is needed now more than ever. Of the 32 players that …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2019 in 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Student Work by rgeneral

By Justin Byers | @Justin_A_Byers Sports Capital Journalism Program INDIANAPOLIS – Jonah Williams has set out to prove that a measurement doesn’t indicate his ability to make plays on the football field. Williams, a unanimous first-team All-American offensive tackle for the University of Alabama team that reached the championship game of the College Football Playoff …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2019 by rgeneral

Editor’s Note: Five years ago, while earning his M.A. in Sports Journalism at IUPUI, graduate assistant Cory Collins described the growth of the National Football League Scouting Combine. By Cory Collins INDIANAPOLIS — It wasn’t always this way. Not so long ago, elite college football players could gather in relative anonymity, get poked, prodded, work …

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