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Wyoming’s Carl Granderson impresses at NFL Combine

Editor’s note: Sports Capital Journalism Program student Justin Byers, writing for the website Wyosports.com, described the Combine appearance of former University of Wyoming players Carl Granderson and Andrew Wingard.

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After a challenging season, Houston’s Oliver working toward draft day

By Justin Byers | @Justin_A_Byers

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — A year ago, Ed Oliver, the 2017 Outland Trophy winner from the University of Houston, was the anticipated number one overall pick of the 2018 National Football League Draft. Now, Oliver is not a clear-cut favorite to be a top pick.

“People have me […]

Defensive line candidates include Outland Trophy Winners

By Kris Norton | @CKrisNorton

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — If a National Football League team’s primary concern is having a premier quarterback, its secondary need is chasing down the opponent’s signal caller. With average NFL scoring at an all-time high, defensive talent is needed now more than ever.

Of the 32 players that […]

From the archives: How the Combine grew from obscurity into obsession

Editor’s Note: Five 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

INDIANAPOLIS — It wasn’t always this way.

Not so long ago, elite college football players could gather in relative anonymity, get poked, prodded, […]

Darnold: USC Prepared Me for the Next Step

By Jon Sauber | @JonSauber

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS – Sam Darnold knows what it’s like to wait for a starting job. He arrived at Southern California and immediately redshirted, waiting in the wings behind starter Cody Kessler and his backup, Max Browne.

Darnold entered his redshirt freshman year as the backup, but quickly […]