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Mississippi State defensive lineman Montez Sweat runs the 40-yard dash during the NFL scouting combine. Picture: Darron Cummings/AP

All eyes on the NFL scouting combine but how useful is it?

The NFL scouting combine has been taking place in Indianapolis with the crop of college players entering this year’s draft performing various training drills and strength and speed trials for the benefit of the general mangers and coaches who might want to try to grab them for their team.

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield at the Cleveland Sports Awards after winning Athlete of the Year. Picture: Tony Dejak/AP

New AAF is just the start of off-season fun for NFL junkies

It has been just over a week since the Super Bowl – one which many deemed the most boring ever – a game which signifies the end of the official NFL year. But, for fans of the sport, all is not lost. With the closing of the season we have the start of the new Alliance of American Football or AAF – available on YouTube. It is a new affiliate of the NFL aimied at giving players who have fallen out of the league or who weren’t drafted a second chance to shine.

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw 50 touchdown passes. Picture: Charlie Riedel/AP

Young gunslingers like Patrick Mahomes taking NFL by storm

The NFL regular season ended on Sunday night with 85 touchdowns scored in the final slate of games. The fireworks didn’t stop there with teams like Pittsburgh left watching the big screens hoping for the right results in other games – in their case, they needed the Browns to beat the Baltimore Ravens.

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