CBS Sports - 2013 NFL Draft: Top small school prospects
Today's NFL is filled with examples of players from non-FBS conferences who have made substantial impacts at the next level. DE Jared Allen (Idaho State), G Jahri Evans (Bloomsburg State) and CB Cortland Finnegan (Samford) are just a few players who weren't highly regarded as pro prospects, but shed the "small school" label and have proven to be Pro Bowlers in the NFL.
Sports Illustrated - Seahawks' Bruce Irvin overcame adversity in unlikely road to NFL
One day last summer, West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel and defensive line coach Bill Kirelawich stood on a second-floor balcony of the Puskar Center, the football facility that adjoins the Mountaineers' stadium. Defensive end Bruce Irvin walked onto the field. He wore shorts and flip-flops. Not realizing that two pairs of eyes were watching him, Irvin casually jumped over a six-foot football dummy and then continued on his way.
Niners Nation - Should the 49ers have drafted CB Janoris Jenkins in the 2012 NFL Draft?
In the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers drafted wide receiver A.J. Jenkins in the first round from the University of Illinois. There were strong indications that the Niners would select a receiver in round one but who it would be was a bit of a mystery.
ESPN Florida - Will the Bulls be absent in 2013 NFL Draft?
For the first time in six years, the USF Bulls were absent in the 2012 Draft, but will that be the case in 2013?