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If Josh Jackson (center) becomes the consensus top cornerback in the draft, he likely will jump for joy.

Why Josh Jackson is top corner in NFL draft; looking at instant-impact newcomers

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Going behind the curtain

Former Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson is one of the top cornerbacks available in the upcoming NFL draft. In fact, NDT Scouting rates him as the No. 1 cornerback. Kyle Crabbs explains why here and reveals what the prospect evaluation process is like.

Remember these names

Iowa isn’t afraid to play its newcomers right away each football season. Several members of the Class of 2018 will see the field this season. Land of 10 identified six in position to make an instant impact.

Bringing out the crystal ball again

On Monday, Land of 10 predicted the Iowa offensive depth chart for spring practice. Now the defense is up. Selecting three new starting linebackers wasn’t easy, but it was arguably harder trying to figure out which defensive end to leave out of the starting lineup.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Pro Football Focus tweeted a few stats showing how former Iowa defensive back Desmond King played the run extremely well from the slot last NFL season. King, a former fifth-round pick, used it as an opportunity to remind teams that passed on him what each one is missing.

Officially a legend

Iowa fans labeled former football coach Hayden Fry a legend years ago. The National Football Foundation is doing so now. Fry is set to receive a 2018 Legends Award from the NFF in March. Here are the details.

Names to know

The Des Moines Register’s Matthew Bain put together a list of Iowa’s top defensive targets for the Class of 2019. Two in-state players are key targets.

Offseason checklist

The 2017-18 Iowa men’s basketball season isn’t going how anyone supporting the team wanted. What must happen for the Hawkeyes to improve next season? Land of 10 came up with three key areas in which Iowa must get better.

Marco Polo

How does Iowa men’s basketball turn around its defensive play? By finding the next Mike Gesell and Anthony Clemmons. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Mike Hlas explains why.

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