The University of Central Florida’s undefeated 2017 season and Western Michigan University’s undefeated 2016 season brought back memories of the golden Boise State years for some college football fans. In 2004, 2006, 2008, and again in 2009, Boise State won all of its games, but still did not get a chance to compete for a National Championship when the regular season was over. Other notable omissions from the National Championship chase during this era of college football were the 2008 Utah Utes and the 2010 Texas Christian Horned Frogs.
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On Friday, Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander announced that the NCAA had declared him to be academically ineligible for the 2018 college football season. As a result, the redshirt senior will be leaving Blacksburg and submitting his name for the NFL Supplemental Draft.
ELI NACHMANY: Today on Nachmany Football, we have a real treat. Marquise Copeland, a defensive tackle from the University of Cincinnati and potential 2019 NFL Draft prospect, has agreed to take some time and do an interview with us. Marquise, we really appreciate you speaking with us. Let’s get into it.
The 2018 NFL Draft is in the books! Looking back on the selection process, check out which teams we think are winners and which are losers. To note, undrafted free agents are not factored into these choices.
OPINION PIECE from Nachmany Football contributor Albert Nachmany
Why is no one talking about Mason Rudolph? Oklahoma State’s signal caller just may be the diamond in the rough of this year’s draft class. Rudolph checks off every box that an ideal quarterback prospect should: polish, pedigree, production, size, and good tape.
— The Game Haus Sports (@TGHSports) September 23, 2017
USC sophomore Sam Darnold, at 20 years old, went third overall to the Jets, but players as young as Darnold can have issues with maturity and development. Rudolph is 23 years old, and is far more polished.
I have seen the tradition on some draft sites of a “My Guys” post before the draft, detailing which players one expects to outperform their eventual draft slot. For the 2018 NFL Draft, “my guys” are below:
QB Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State
QB Brandon Silvers, Troy
After the first round is over, there are six rounds to go in the NFL Draft. Teams sometimes go with the “best player available,” but in many cases they look for the best fit and, at times, hometown stars. Below, take a look at one good fit for each team in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Buffalo Bills – RB Justin Jackson, Northwestern
Buffalo gets a cold-weather running back to ease the load on LeSean McCoy. Jackson is a solid change-of-pace who is more versatile than is Mike Tolbert.