How did Ezekiel Ansah become the draft's top defensive end? Everyone -- even opponents he has torched along the way -- has a Ziggy story to tell, writes Ryan McGee in ESPN The Magazine's NFL Draft issue.
Ryan McGee writes that when it comes to NFL-producing college programs, the Alabama Crimson Tide are at the top of the stack. It's no surprise given Nick Saban's knack for recruiting high-IQ playmakers and developing them via top-notch preparation.
Ryan McGee compares Chip Kelly to other collegiate coaches who have made the jump to the NFL, asking the question of whether we'll ever see Kelly return as a college football head coach. Plus, analysis from Rod Gilmore on what comes next for Oregon.
When the Broncos won the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, they got more than a franchise quarterback -- they got a football junkie whose attention to detail is contagious. In ESPN The Magazine, Ryan McGee writes about Denver's new pursuit of perfection.
Before Denver, there was Durham. With the secret help of a trusted former coach, Peyton Manning rediscovered his throwing motion and confidence, writes Ryan McGee in ESPN The Magazine's NFL Draft issue.
Ryan McGee evaluates the Wisconsin-Ohio State rivalry to determine which program is more likely to have success over the next few seasons. While the Buckeyes have a stronger program overall, the Badgers are in better shape right now.
Ryan McGee evaluates the USC-Notre Dame rivalry to determine which program is more likely to have success over the next few seasons. While the Trojans have owned the series recently, the Irish appear to be on the upswing.
Ryan McGee evaluates the Heisman candidacy of LSU's Tyrann Mathieu, a player whose chances of winning might be better than you'd think for a defensive player. The numbers show that he compares favorably to 1997 winner Charles Woodson.