NEWS

Thomas Rawls: The NFL's top big play threat RB

Thomas Rawls is more than just an above-average running back. He may be the NFL’s most dangerous rushing threat period. Ever since Russell Wilson came on board the Seahawks offense has excelled at creating explosive plays (20+ yards passing or 15+ yards rushing on a single play.) Despite struggling in pass protection and on third downs, Seattle has become one of the league’s most efficient units because they can break off so many yards at once. Carving up the field with intermediate and deep passes is essential to winning in today’s NFL, but explosive runs are a critical element as well. There’s no better way to break the will of a defense and Thomas Rawls did it better than anyone last year

Kasim Edebali is Winning in His Own Way

Kasim Edebali is one of a couple of Saints players who hails from outside the United States. A native of Germany, Edebali found a spot on Boston College’s football team after participating in a foreign student exchange program in high school. The high school quarterback initially played both ways as a tight end and defensive end, but Boston College’s staff saw his potential as a pass-rusher and decided to keep him there. Edebali comes from a family of athletes, though he’s the first to play football. His mother’s family has a history of excellence in gymnastics, and practicing it from a young age has helped give Edebali an edge few pass-rushers enjoy, and many covet: flexibility. The 25