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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
The Giants selected DE Avery Moss in the fifth round (167th overall). Moss has a checkered background and missed the 2014 season but is an athletic pass rusher.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Youngstown DE Derek Rivers, the Patriots' initial third-round pick (No. 83), just held a conference call with reporters and one of the biggest takeaways was how he said the Senior Bowl was a great experience for him because he comes from a smaller school. "For an FCS guy, it's very important," he said. "Everybody questions the competition ... when I got to practice and play with some of those guys that I see on TV, on ESPN, it was pretty cool."
Patriots use first pick on Derek Rivers
The Super Bowl champions had to wait 83 picks before drafting the Youngstown State DE, whom Mel Kiper Jr. calls an under-the-radar pass-rusher with impressive tape and workout numbers.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots have selected Youngstown defensive end Derek Rivers with their initial draft choice, No. 83 overall (third round). Rivers set a school record with 41 sacks, totaled 35 repetitions on the bench press, and his 2.53-second 20-yard split was among the best at the position and an indication of his burst. He was a pre-draft visitor to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium.
James Madison has rewarded head coach Mike Houston with a restructured contract after leading the Dukes to this year's FCS championship.
James Madison played all season as if it knew something the rest of the FCS didn't know, but on Saturday, there was no denying who's the best team in the nation.
Khalid Abdullah ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as James Madison won its second Football Championship Subdivision title by beating Youngstown State 28-14 on Saturday.
Late Youngstown State TD not enough
Hunter Wells found Jermiah Braswell for this score late in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough, as the Penguins fell to James Madison 28-14 in the FCS championship game.
Everything going right for James Madison
The Dukes could be well on their way to an FCS title. This Youngstown State third-quarter drive ended when the snap went high over the quarterback's head, giving JMU the ball back in Youngstown State territory.
Abdullah adds second TD run of day
James Madison now leads Youngstown State 28-7 in the third quarter of the FCS championship game after this TD run by Khalid Abdullah.
Youngstown State gets on the board
Hunter Wells finds Shane Kuhn over the middle for a 17-yard TD catch as the Penguins trail James Madison 21-7 late in the second quarter of the FCS title game.
James Madison rolling in FCS title game
Khalid Abdullah ran in this touchdown to extend JMU's lead over Youngstown State to 21-0 in the FCS title game.
James Madison adds second touchdown
Bryan Schor connects with Rashard Davis for an 18-yard TD pass to extend the Dukes' first-quarter lead over Youngstown State to 14-0 in the FCS title game.
Watch: FCS national championship
Former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini tries to guide Youngstown State to its fifth FCS championship and first since 1997. James Madison goes for its second championship. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN
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