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Force More Turnovers With Ohio State Football's 'Match the Hand' Defensive Drill

Turnovers change the complexion of a football game. Few teams force them like the Ohio State Buckeyes. After suffering a midseason loss to Iowa,...

By: Brandon Hall

At The NFL Combine, The 3-Cone Drill Reveals The Next Great Pass Rusher

For as much as we obsess over the NFL Combine, it cannot predict the future. A player can have a monster showing and end up a bust, or he can post ...

By: Brandon Hall

How Terrell Davis Jump Started His Football Career By Playing Nose Guard—And What You Can Learn From It

Terrell Davis was a running back. He had been since he first strapped on a helmet at 7 years old. It was really the only football position he'd eve...

By: Brandon Hall

The Lethal Pass-Rush Move That Fueled Adrian Clayborn's Historic Six-Sack Game

Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn entered yesterday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with 22.5 career sacks. He finished the game with 28...

By: Brandon Hall

How Aaron Donald Dominated Two NFL Games in Five Days Despite Not Practicing All Summer

Two games in five days. It's one of the most grueling gauntlets an NFL player can endure, and ever since the induction of Thursday Night Football, ...

By: Brandon Hall

N.C. State DL Kentavius Street Squats 700 Pounds and Runs a 4.58 Laser-Timed 40-Yard Dash

Picture this: a 6-foot-2, 283-pound defensive lineman who can run a 4.58 40-Yard Dash, jump a 40-inch Vertical and Squat over 700 pounds. Ridiculou...

By: Brandon Hall

This 346-Pound Washington DT Played Running Back in High School and His Highlights Are Spectacular

Today, Sports Illustrated writer Bruce Feldman released his annual list of the biggest freaks in college football. Penn State running back Saquon B...

By: Brandon Hall

Florida State DT Derrick Nnadi Squats 750 Pounds, Proves He's the Strongest Man in College Football

We've already told you about Donte 'Cheetah' Jackson, the LSU cornerback who's likely the fastest player in college football. Now it's time to get ...

By: Brandon Hall

Why WR Doug Baldwin is Working Out With the Seahawks' Defensive Linemen

Measuring 5-foot-10, Doug Baldwin is far from the biggest receiver in the NFL. But that didn't stop him from posting 94 receptions for 1,128 yards la...

By: Brandon Hall

The Atlanta Falcons Invented a Stat For Measuring Competitiveness That Could Revolutionize the NFL

In the NFL, intangibles are attributes that cannot be measured. Motor, toughness, effort, heart, pride—there's no space for these in the box scor...

By: Brandon Hall