Ohio St.’s Heyward has “Sneaky Hot” NFL Draft Stock


In order to motivate his stud D Lineman Cameron Heyward, Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel gave him a list of all the defensive linemen that were leaving for the NFL.

“He broke it down that if you want to be great you have to aim high, just don’t be satisfied with being good enough, and I told coach Tressel, I want to be the best out there. I’m setting my goals high and  expecting more,” Heyward told me at Big Ten Media Day.

Amongst Big Ten star players Heyward is very overlooked. People talk about his teammate, QB  Terrelle Pryor first, last year’s offensive conference player of the year, Wisconsin‘s John Clay second.  On defense, the conversation usually turns to Iowa‘s Adrian Clayborn, and perhaps Michigan State’s Greg Jones.

But Heyward could have been picked somewhere in the #15-#25 range in the NFL Draft had he come out last spring. His stock is rising for 2011; even though people don’t often talk about him. He’s the “sneaky hot” player in the Big Ten. I guess you could call him the Pam Beesly/Jenna Fischer of college football.

By Paul M. Banks

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Northwestern Wildcats Blow Out Michigan HarriSims at home

By Paul M. Banks

If I always refer to the one man team that is the Penn St. Nittany Lions as the “Penn State Talor Battles” than I must also (to stay true to the bit I stole from whoever the first scribe was to call the Cleveland Cavaliers the “Cleveland LeBrons”) refer to the two man team that is the Michigan Wolverines as the “Michigan HarriSims”. In reference to DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris.

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NFL Mock Draft 2-2

By Paul M. Banks and Peter Christian

The Senior Bowl was this week. And you can thank the mainstream sports media for dropping the ball metaphorically as badly as Tim Tebow did in a literal sense on Saturday, by devoting 99.999999% of Senior Bowl coverage to Tebow, as his draft stock fell worse than General Motors. Luckily, we’re here for you to fill in the coverage gaps with our Senior Bowl Draft Stock Report. Oh, and the Pro Bowl was this week too, if anyone cares…

Click on the following highlighted/bold phrases to read TSB’s:

NFL Team Needs listing

Offensive Positional Rankings

Defensive Positional Rankings

NFL Draft Big Board

Click here for the second round of this mock draft.

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