Iowa’s Next Man In: Secondary

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The Hawkeyes had one of the nation’s top defenses last season. The group was led by safeties Jack Koerner and Dane Belton, alongside Matt Hankins at cornerback. All three have now signed with NFL organizations. Iowa’s next man in at secondary will make room for some new, but familiar faces. The combination of returning experience […] READ MORE


Iowa’s Next Man In: Running Back

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The departure of Tyler Goodson in the Hawkeye backfield leaves the door open to a talented young group of running backs. The most veteran players in the position group are both redshirt sophomores. Iowa’s next man in at running back will be a combination of Gavin Williams and Leshon Williams. The two aren’t actually related […] READ MORE


Iowa’s Weekend NFL Draft Signings

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Iowa’s Weekend NFL Draft Signings As the NFL Draft moved into the weekend, one more Hawkeye heard his name called and five others joined NFL organizations as free agents. Dane Belton became the second Hawkeye to come off the board with his selection to the New York Giants. Iowa continued their streak of at least […] READ MORE


Baltimore Ravens Select Tyler Linderbaum

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Baltimore Ravens Select Tyler Linderbaum For the fifth time since 2015, the Iowa Hawkeyes have a first round selection in the NFL Draft. The former Rimington Trophy winner Tyler Linderbaum was selected 25th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2022 NFL Draft. Linderbaum becomes the sixth offensive lineman selected since 2015 and the first […] READ MORE


Iowa NFL Draft Profile: Matt Hankins

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The NFL Draft profile for Matt Hankins feels like one that could result in a potential steal. Hankins was in the Hawkeye football program for five seasons. He developed into one of the premier cornerbacks in Phil Parker’s secondary after seeing the field almost immediately. A late season injury last year sidelined him for the […] READ MORE


Iowa NFL Draft Profile: Zach VanValkenburg

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The NFL Draft profile for Zach VanValkenburg tells an incredible story of work ethic. The former graduate transfer is entering the NFL draft after a successful three seasons in Iowa City. Since joining the Hawkeye football program, VanValkenburg worked his way from getting time off the bench, to the starting defensive end for the Hawkeyes. […] READ MORE


Iowa Spring Game Takeaways

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The Iowa Hawkeyes hosted their final spring practice of the year Saturday inside Kinnick Stadium open to fans and media. Rather than a typical Iowa spring “game” like a lot of programs hold, the Hawkeyes’ version is more of a practice, and no official score is kept. The team runs through drills, situational setups, and […] READ MORE


Iowa NFL Draft Profile: Ivory Kelly-Martin

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The NFL Draft profile for Ivory Kelly-Martin is one that will likely lead to a valuable undrafted signing. Although he never emerged as the team’s premier back, Kelly-Martin had a solid career at Iowa. He typically shared snaps with other notable Hawkeye running backs including Tyler Goodson, Mekhi Sargent, and Akrum Wadley.  Iowa NFL Draft […] READ MORE


Iowa NFL Draft Profile: Jack Koerner

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The NFL Draft profile for Jack Koerner starts with him entering the Hawkeye program as a walk-on in 2017. Koerner worked his way up from redshirting his freshman season, to the special teams unit, to the team’s starting safety. The Des Moines, Iowa native was a staple in Phil Parker’s secondary for the last several […] READ MORE


Defensive Storylines at Iowa Spring Practice

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Spring camp in Iowa City has been underway for just over two weeks and there have been major developments on the defensive side of the ball thus far. The veterans of the group are cornerback Riley Moss and linebacker Jack Campbell. Both of them are returning for another season in Iowa City. However, it is […] READ MORE