Eagles working out RB DeAndre Torrey

Philadelphia Eagles had former North Texas Mean Green running back DeAndre Torrey in for a workout.

The Eagles have been looking to add running back depth to the roster, and on Wednesday, the team had former North Texas star DeAndre Torrey in for a workout.

Small in stature (5′ 7” 199 lbs), Torrey makes up for his lack of size with big play abilities as a dual-threat running back.

During his final season with the Mean Green, Torrey logged 1,215 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns, and during his career, he racked up 36 total rushing touchdowns, with another four receiving scores.

Philadelphia currently has Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell, Jason Huntley, and Kennedy Brooks on the roster at the position.

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Eagles 2022 positional outlook: Upgrade or downgrade?

Upgrade or downgrade? Examining each position on the Eagles 2022 roster after Week one of training camp

The Eagles are just hours away from kicking off their first only open practice of the 2022 training camp, and the upgraded talent on the roster will be on display.

Philadelphia added a game changer at wide receiver, and the Birds return the best offensive line in the NFL while adding even more depth at center.

On defense, the Eagles sought out major upgrades by adding Haason Reddick, Kyzir White, Jordan Davis, and Nakobe Dean, finally giving Jonathan Gannon the versatile weapons he needs for his defense to flourish.

When upgraded or downgraded a position, we’re looking for a higher standard of play, with added components to a vastly improved roster.

Updated look at Eagles undrafted free agents with the best chance to make 53-man roster

Taking an updated look at the Philadelphia Eagles’ undrafted free agents with the best chance to make the 53-man roster after Week one of training camp

After the NFL draft concluded in April, the Philadelphia Eagles officially welcomed five new members to their roster.

The wealth of young talent set to make NFL debuts won’t be reduced to that group of players after Philadelphia announced the signings of 12 undrafted rookies free agents before their first minicamp.

OTAs and the first week of training camp have offered several roster opportunities to under the radar players on the bubble.

With Philadelphia looking to get the best talent on the field, here’s an updated look at the undrafted free agents with the best shot at making the 53-man roster.

Air Force Football: 2022 Favorites?

Air Force Football: 2022 Favorites? Can the Falcons really run the table this season? Contact/Follow @PSeanU1 & @MWCwire Kickoff to the 2022 College Football season continues to appear less and less distant in the horizon. For the Air Force Falcons, …

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Air Force Football: 2022 Favorites?


Can the Falcons really run the table this season?


Contact/Follow @PSeanU1 & @MWCwire

Kickoff to the 2022 College Football season continues to appear less and less distant in the horizon. For the Air Force Falcons, there has been quite a bit activity after a lull in the action following spring camp, which concluded nearly five months ago.

If you haven’t been following, a number of Falcons have been named to various prestigious pre-season awards and All-Conference nominee watch lists. This coincided nicely with the recent completion of the Mountain West’s Media Days. Prior to either of those announcements was the release of the Air Force football schedule for the 2022 season.

Pulse check time. We are getting close to football season. If you are a fan of the United States Air Force Academy, those ‘BpM’ should officially be elevated, because this could be a special season in Colorado Springs.

Don’t believe me? What about a credible college football insider like Brett McMurphy with Action Network HQ? The Falcons look so poised to dominate, McMurphy guarantees that Air Force will win every game on the schedule.

Ok, enough with the hyperbole, maybe there was no promise of an undefeated season decreed, but the Falcons were in some pretty good company for an interesting take. In the coming season, Air Force will be one of six teams to be favored in every game this year. Even for the USAFA optimist, this a pretty lofty task, running the table on the given schedule.

I would submit to you, there is not a game on the schedule the Falcon’s could not win (See the Utah State Aggies matchup vs. Alabama), but that doesn’t indicate they should. The college football season is a grind for every team, but that is especially true for the Military Academies who have a lot more to deal with than the rest of the college landscape. If your not familiar with some of the limitations that only Cadets face, well beyond the obvious of combat training, do yourself a favor and explore the topic. It’s as interesting as it is humbling. Or humbling at least to give this lowly Penn State alumnus a healthy appreciation.

What Stands Out?

There are definitely more formidable matchups on this years schedule, than games of lesser resistance. While being favored against teams like Boise State, Colorado (Boulder) and Utah State may all seem a little surprising; The Falcons have had some level of success recently against them. With a very experienced team, coming off of a double digit win campaign, it’s not irrational to compel Air Force as favored.

There are a few games that seem a bit more of a stretch to favor the Falcons if you really dig into the details. There is no team with a bigger gripe for being an underdog on this schedule than San Diego State. The Aztecs are currently riding a nine game win streak against against Air Force, dating back to 2010, with their most recent victory coming last year.

 

To put their recent dominance into context; Prior to this recent win streak spanning a decade, San Diego State had won just nine of their first 28 against the Falcons. This has been a true turning of the page in this Conference matchup. If the Falcons want to put an end to this losing streak, they are going have to do so under trying circumstances. They will face the Aztecs in their final regular season game of the year.

Air Force regularly is digging deep into their depth chart by seasons end. The grueling season has mercy on no-one, but that is especially true for the undersized, over exerted and absent rested Military Academy Teams.

Speaking of Military Teams, let’s talk about Army. Specifically, why being favored over West Point’s Football team is questionable. In 2022, like most years, Air Force will have a roster appearing more experienced, talented and deeper than Jeff Monken’s crew from New York. Somehow, that formula hasn’t yielded wins four of the last five seasons.

So while it’s not surprising that Air Force is favored in a neutral site game against Army, based on their respective 2022 team’s heading into the season. Having a more talented and complete roster, top to bottom (which Air Force currently has) does not secure anything against their bitter rivals.

Conclusion

The whole notion that Air Force is favored in most games, much less the entirety of their schedule is quite a dichotomy. The Falcons won’t play a team which by present day recruiting metrics, they are “better” than. Even so, to be favored in some games may still be reasonable. But for the entirety of a schedule, one with as many talented opponents as 2022 fashions? That is a testament to what Troy Calhoun, his staff and players have been able to accomplish.

Air Force may not go undefeated this year. But there isn’t a team on their schedule that the Falcons aren’t capable of hanging an L on. And I promise you, not one of those teams will be looking past the Falcons either.

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2023 NFL mock draft: Record-breaking 7 Alabama players selected in first round

Alabama would break the record for the most players from a single program drafted in the first round!

The 2022 college football season is right around the corner and fans are gearing up to see their favorite teams and players take the field. NFL front offices are also likely excited, as they see collegiate stars as the future of the professional league.

Though there’s still plenty of time before the 2023 NFL draft, analysts are already putting together mock drafts and projections.

The latest 2023 mock draft by Pro Football Network has a record-breaking seven Crimson Tide players selected in the first round, which would break the 2004 record set by Miami and tied by Alabama in 2021 with six players selected.

Here’s who the players are and where they land.

Pair of LSU prospects taken in this recent 2023 NFL mock draft

Kayshon Boutte and BJ Ojulari are first-round prospects according to Touchdown Wire’s Luke Easterling.

After having 10 players selected in the 2022 NFL draft, the Tigers have a lot of outgoing talent to replace this offseason. But with that being said, this team still has a lot of star power.

LSU had one player drafted in the first round this spring, No. 3 overall pick [autotag]Derek Stingley Jr.[/autotag] That total could increase next year, however, as two Tigers players are receiving considerable preseason draft hype.

The latest first-round mock from Touchdown Wire’s Luke Easterling has both receiver [autotag]Kayshon Boutte[/autotag] and edge rusher [autotag]BJ Ojulari[/autotag] coming off the board in the first 32 picks. He’s highest on Boutte, who he has going to the Chicago Bears with the No. 8 pick.

Justin Fields has a solid No. 2 receiver in Darnell Mooney, but he still needs a true No. 1 target with size and physicality, as well as athleticism. Boutte checks all of those boxes, and would be just what Fields needs to reach his full potential as Chicago’s franchise quarterback.

Pairing Boutte with Fields is certainly intriguing and could be just what the young quarterback needs to take a step forward in Chicago. Meanwhile, Easterling has Ojulari going off the board a bit later in the round to the Miami Dolphins with the No. 16 pick, where he could shore up the defensive line quite a bit.

Jaelan Phillips has a promising future, but the Dolphins need another young, explosive edge rusher to pair him with. Ojulari racked up seven sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore in 2021, and is primed for even more this year.

There is some projection going on with Ojulari, who was good last season but is expected to have a breakout campaign in 2022. If he can live up to those expectations, he could be one of the best edge rushers in college football and find himself as a Day 1 pick.

One former Tiger is also projected as a first-round pick: Cornerback Eli Ricks, who transferred to Alabama and is expected to be one of the nation’s top defensive backs. He’s projected to go at No. 13 to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Despite seeing a lot of turnover this offseason, this is a talented roster for Brian Kelly’s first season, and he could see a couple of his players go on to be very high picks in the draft.

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Top three NFL draft-eligible punters in the Big Ten for 2022

Top three NFL draft-eligible punters in the Big Ten for 2022 #GoBucks #B1G

It is never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, and one of the less celebrated, but still very important positions in the game of football is the punter position. Despite popular belief, specialists are vital for victory and a strong punter can be a main factor in the win column.

It is likely, not surprising that a team as old school as Iowa has the best punter and they have a strong history of pumping out strong punters like Reggie Roby. Michigan also has an insanely strong special teams along with Minnesota. That’s enough talk about the list, let’s dive in.

Top three NFL draft-eligible kickers in the Big Ten for 2022

Top three NFL draft-eligible kickers in the Big Ten for 2022 #GoBucks #B1G

It is never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, and one of the less celebrated, but still very important positions in the game of football is the kicker position. Despite popular belief, specialists are vital for victory and a strong kicker can be a main factor in the win column.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have a great history of producing elite kickers with the most notable being Mike Nugent. It appears that Ohio State has another historically great one that they snagged from North Carolina in the transfer portal.

It should be no surprise that a Michigan star has made this list along with the kicker from Purdue, but enough discussing the list, let’s dive in.

Top three NFL draft-eligible safeties in the Big Ten for 2022

Top three NFL draft-eligible safeties in the Big Ten for 2022. #GoBucks #B1G

It is never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, and one of the most polarizing and fun positions to discuss is the safety position. As we said in the cornerback piece, the Ohio State football program makes a solid argument as DBU (or BIA as it may) with historic names like Malik Hooker, Vonn Bell, and Donte Whitner once roaming the Buckeye defensive backfield.

The safety class in the Big Ten is a little underwhelming with the departure of former Northwestern star, Brandon Joseph, entering the transfer portal and heading to Notre Dame. I also had high hopes for Marcus Hooker as he showed flashes, but failed to stick and opted to transfer to Youngstown State. Enough talking about who left and let’s focus don’t the top three in the Big Ten.

Top three NFL draft-eligible cornerbacks in the Big Ten for 2022

A look at what could be the three most draft-eligible cornerbacks in the Big Ten heading into 2022. #B1G

It is never too early to talk about the NFL Draft, and one of the most polarizing and fun positions to discuss is the cornerback position. The Ohio State football program makes a solid argument as DBU (or BIA as it may), but Penn State also has an extremely impressive resume with names like Rich Gardner, David Macklin, and Paul Lankford.

Obviously, we have to have one Buckeye stud on this list and he will be hoping to land at the top of the NFL draft like other former Ohio State legends like Jeff Okudah, Damon Arnette, and Denzel Ward.  We also have a rare Rutgers appearance on this list, but let’s dive in.