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Alabama Press-Register - Running backs carry high risk in NFL Draft
You wonder why running backs don't go higher in the NFL draft? Take a look at the state of the position this year.

CBS Sports - 2013 NFL Draft: Northwestern preview
Northwestern leads the Big Ten in several academic categories, but the Wildcats' football program will never be mistaken with Ohio State or Michigan on the field. The last Northwestern player taken in the top-20 picks? 1983. Over the past six years, only five Wildcats have been drafted, and none in the top-100 picks. And with a relatively young roster in 2012, it's no guarantee that Northwestern will have a draft pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Chicago Sun Times - Bears rookie WR Alshon Jeffery has been earning high praise
When practice concluded Tuesday, a reporter intercepted Bears rookie Alshon Jeffery and relayed the high praise from Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Tillman.

OnMilwaukee.com -Rookie Jerel Worthy will be key to Packers defense
One player does not a team make, an axiom the 2010 and 2011 Green Bay Packers know better than most.

ESPN.com (In$ider) - Expectations for rookie cornerbacks like Claiborne and Stephon Gilmore
Dallas Cowboys fans have been buzzing about the addition of Morris Claiborne to their secondary. The consensus top corner in the 2012 draft, Claiborne is a clearly a talented player. But how much of an impact can he really make in his rookie season?

Behind The Steel Curtain - Colon and Heyward ruled out, rookies Mike Adams and David DeCastro to start

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