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Posted on February 28th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Bryce Shadday | @Bryce_Shadday Sports Capital Journalism Program Ohio State’s defensive end Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah were back in Indianapolis. Less than three months before, Okudah and Young, consensus first-team All-Americans, helped lead the Buckeyes in a come-from-behind, 34-21 victory over Wisconsin that gave both players a third Big Ten Championship. If …

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Posted on February 28th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program With great versatility comes great responsibility. Former Alabama Crimson Tide safety Xavier McKinney spoke candidly on Friday morning about his ability to contribute in different ways and how that willingness has helped him become a better player. “I’m a versatile guy and can do a lot …

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Posted on February 27th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program Former Louisiana State linebacker Patrick Queen was at his best during the most important moments of a championship season. The only interception of his college career helped the Tigers take a 20-point halftime lead at Alabama in the biggest victory of the season to that point. …

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Posted on February 26th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Bryce Shadday | @Bryce_Shadday  Sports Capital Journalism Program The approach of Mekhi Becton, when combined with his size and strength, is something to be feared. He is one of the offensive linemen in the National Football League Scouting Combine with the ability and potential to become a top-10 pick. Becton measures at 6-foot-7 and …

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Posted on February 26th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program You may already know about Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins’ accomplishments on the field. During the 2019 season, the soon-to-be National Football League running back ran for 2,003 yards, an average of 6.7 per carry, to break the school record of College Football Hall of …

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Posted on February 25th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Andrew Thomison | @Andrew_Thomison Sports Capital Journalism Program With the 2020 National Football League draft less than two months away, quarterback Joe Burrow, who is expected to be chosen first by the Cincinnati Bengals, eliminated any uncertainty surrounding his draft status Tuesday morning. “I’ll play for whoever drafts me,” Burrow said at the annual …

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Posted on February 25th, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

By Bryce Shadday | @Bryce_Shadday Sports Capital Journalism Program Tua Tagovailoa took his place at a podium at the start of the National Football League Scouting Combine. As another generation of football players gathered in Indianapolis to discuss their futures, the scrutiny of Tagovailoa had to do with a painful past. He had not played …

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Posted on February 22nd, 2020 in 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by Malcolm Moran

Editor’s Note: Six 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 | @CoCoCoryCollins INDIANAPOLIS — It wasn’t always this way. Not so long ago, elite college football players could gather in relative anonymity, get poked, …

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