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Former USC RB Ronald Jones Is Determined to Prove He Can Be the NFL's Next Do-It-All Back

They told Ronald Jones he was too small. They told him he was too weak. They told him he couldn't pound it between the tackles like a true workh...

By: Brandon Hall

The Young Pro: Christian Kirk Has Been Working Like an NFL Veteran His Entire Football Life

From the moment he first strapped on a helmet, Christian Kirk has had visions of becoming a professional football player. "I started playing when I...

By: Brandon Hall

Ohio State's Sam Hubbard Went From Lanky Lacrosse Star to Terrifying Defensive End Prospect

Sam Hubbard's recruitment to Ohio State began at a dodgeball game. In 2012, Urban Meyer stopped by Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio...

By: Brandon Hall

How Former Zero-Star Recruit Levi Wallace Walked on at Alabama and Built Himself Into an NFL-Caliber Cornerback

Just a few short years ago, Levi Wallace thought his football career was over. He graduated from Tucson (Arizona) High School with exactly zero sch...

By: Brandon Hall

Meet the Ironman of the 2018 Draft: Michigan's Mason Cole Carries His 104 Consecutive Start Streak Into the NFL

Mason Cole has one of the most unique streaks in all of football. At East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida), Cole seized a starting spot a...

By: Brandon Hall

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Ronald Jones is Out To Prove He Can Be The NFL's Next Do-It-All Back

Concerns that Ronald Jones was too small to handle a serious workload have followed him since his high school days, but he's proved the doubters wrong at every turn. Now, he's ready to prove he can be the NFL's next great running back.

The Young Pro: Christian Kirk Has Been Working Like an NFL Veteran His Entire Life

Work ethic, wisdom, leadership, talent—Christian Kirk has always been years ahead of his competition. Now that he's set to play in the NFL, how will he separate himself from the best in the world?

How Former Zero-Star Recruit Levi Wallace Walked on at Alabama and Built Himself Into an NFL-Caliber Cornerback

Levi Wallace had no offers coming out of high school. But at the encouragement of his late father, he walked on at Alabama. Now, he's preparing for a career in the NFL.

Michigan OL Mason Cole Might Just be the NFL's Next Ironman

Offensive lineman Mason Cole started every single game possible during high school and college—a feat that required incredible talent, toughness and tenacity.

How Jaylen Samuels Became the Most Intriguing Offensive Weapon in the 2018 NFL Draft

Jaylen Samuels totaled a ridiculous 47 touchdowns during his career at N.C. State, and he did so while playing about every position you can imagine. Now he's bringing his dynamic skillset to the NFL.