NFL Draft

Dee Ford #30 of the South team works against Morgan Moses #78 during a Senior Bowl practice session at Fairhope Stadium on January 20, 2014 in Fairhope, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Do College Grads Make Better NFL Players?

The Wall Street Journal reports some NFL teams are favoring college graduates or athletes on track to graduate in making their draft and free-agent selections.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/22/2014

St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Rams Risk Getting Smeared Should They Cut Michael Sam

Michael Sam’s magic moment has left America divided, making the masses uncomfortable for many reasons, though much of it has nothing to do with Michael Sam.

05/16/2014

Khalil Mack of the Buffalo Bulls poses with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #5 overall by the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Judge NFL Draftees Three Years From Now

NFL team managers are meeting this week with the players they picked up in the draft. “Everyone says ‘how do you like your draft,'” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Right after you do your draft you like it. You have to ask that question three years from now… You really don’t know what you have until you teach him what you want him to do in your system.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/13/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Gay NFL Player Michael Sam’s Televised Kiss Spurring Heated Reaction

Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter.

05/13/2014

Jadeveon Clowney of the South Carolina Gamecocks stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was picked #1 overall by the Houston Texansduring the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The NFL Draft As Reality TV

The NFL’s three-day draft extravaganza ended late Saturday with good TV ratings. “I thought it was the best job they’ve ever done,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/12/2014

Ty Montgomery #7 of the Stanford Cardinal catches a pass as he is hit by Keith McGill #1 of the Utah Utes during the second half of an NCAA football game October 12, 2013 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Beat Stanford 27-21. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Raiders Take 5 Defenders On Final Day Of Draft

The Oakland Raiders targeted defense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, taking five defensive players starting with Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Justin Ellis and Utah cornerback Keith McGill in the fourth round.

05/10/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

49ers, Raiders Pass On 1st Openly Gay NFL Player; St. Louis Rams Pick Michael Sam In NFL Draft

ichael Sam was picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.

05/10/2014

Oakland Raiders

Raiders Take DT Ellis, CB McGill In 4th Round Of NFL Draft

The Oakland Raiders have taken Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Justin Ellis and Utah cornerback Keith McGill with picks in the fourth round of the draft.

05/10/2014

A San Francisco 49ers football helmet. (CBS graphic)

49ers Draft South Carolina WR Bruce Ellington In 4th Round Of NFL Draft

The 49ers finally addressed one of their top needs in the NFL draft by selecting South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington with the 106th overall pick in the fourth round.

05/10/2014

Carlos Hyde. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

49ers Cap Busy Day 2 Of NFL Draft With Five Trades

Carlos Hyde has long admired Frank Gore, and now he wants to compete against the veteran running back for San Francisco’s starting job.

05/09/2014

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