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9-4, 3rd in American Athletic - West

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens take the first edge rusher in the second round in selecting Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, one of the most explosive players in this draft. Bowser totaled 8.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in just eight games last season. He's a former high school and college basketball player who is considered a work in progress. Baltimore needed to upgrade the pass rush after finishing 24th in the league with 31 sacks last season. Once again, it's defense, defense, defense this offseason for the Ravens.

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Ravens get underrated Tyus Bowser

Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Baltimore's No. 47 pick has the long arms and great closing speed to make a difference as an edge pass rusher.

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Howard Wilson draft highlights (0:40)
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13dSam Khan Jr.

How Major Applewhite plans to keep Houston rolling

The specter of Tom Herman. The expectations of antsy boosters. The reality of life as a Group of 5 school. Major Applewhite has plenty of challenges at Houston, but he's meeting them head on.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Clemson cornerback and grad transfer Adrian Baker says he is down to three schools: UCF, Houston and Oklahoma State. Baker, who started three games for the Tigers in 2015 before suffering a torn ACL last year, has visited all three schools and plans to make a decision in May.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston QB Kyle Allen, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas A&M, said he has grown a lot during that time. "It was a year I needed. I don't think I was mature enough my freshman and sophomore year."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

After his first practice of this spring, Houston QB Kyle Allen says he's learned a lot about the intricacies of his position from new coach Major Applewhite, a former college QB himself.

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Team National win NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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Forgettable bowl season for American

South Florida and Tulsa were the only AAC teams to win bowl games this season. The conference finishes with a 2-5 record, fourth among Group of 5 conferences.

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122dBrett McMurphy

Group of 5 schools considering own playoff

A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I just spoke with Brian Johnson, who confirmed he's headed to Houston as offensive coordinator. Johnson, a Baytown, Texas native who had been Mississippi State's quarterbacks coach, will be Houston's offensive play-caller on Major Applewhite's staff. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire.

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Tom Herman: 'Hardest thing I've done in my 41 years' (4:26)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas has officially hired four more staffers from Houston: DC Todd Orlando, assistant Craig Naivar, strength coach Yancy McKnight and DFO Tory Tekyl. Herman now has two vacancies left on his coaching staff, one of them being the offensive coordinator role.

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Pumphrey sets all-time rushing record in SDSU win (1:18)