When Aaron Hernandez was being investigated for murder, NFL reporter Ian Rapoport saw an interaction he had with Hernandez years earlier in a whole new light. The MMQB’s Kalyn Kahler has a piece on Friday speaking with reporters who covered Aaron Hernandez at each stage of his football career. Rapoport, now with NFL Network, was the Patriots beat writer for the Boston Herald when New England selected Hernandez in the 2010 draft.
Thon Maker rejects your preconceived notions. Considering pre-draft questions about his age, Sudanese-born 7-footer Thon Maker was considered somewhat of a joke when the Milwaukee Bucks surprisingly selected him 10th overall this past June.
True freshman Tua Tagovailoa dazzled in his Alabama debut, but don't think he's ready to supplant Jalen Hurts as the Tide's starting quarterback.