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Tight end Noah Fant called Brandon Smith (pictured) a freak of nature.

Iowa: 2 ‘freaks of nature’ already at wide receiver; 2019 one visiting this weekend

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Getting freaky

Iowa fans are already salivating at the potential sophomore wide receivers Brandon Smith and Ihmir Smith-Marsette possess. Tight end Noah Fant referring to the duo as ‘freaks of nature‘ is only going to increase curiosity among the fan base over what they can accomplish as Hawkeyes.

A 4-star visit

Class of 2019 Indiana 4-star wide receiver David Bell is scheduled to visit Iowa on Saturday. Yeah, an unofficial visit by arguably the top player on Iowa’s recruiting board is kind of a big deal.

Take a deep breath

Parker Hesse is listed as the starter at right end. A.J. Epenesa is the backup. It caused quite a commotion with part of the fan base, but it doesn’t matter. Land of 10 explains why Epenesa’s playing time and development isn’t impacted by his standing on the depth chart.

Wanted: Big bodies

The Iowa defensive tackles are light on heft. The Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Marc Morehouse reports on the defensive line, finding a rotation and dealing with some undersized defensive tackles.

Replacing ‘The Outlaw’

For the first time in years, someone other than Josey Jewell will play middle  linebacker at Iowa. Kristian Welch could very well be Jewell’s replacement. Land of 10 talked with Welch about the start to his spring.

Recruiting pitch

Former Iowa center James Daniels is all for basketball player Ahmad Wagner playing his football at Iowa. He knows it’s Wagner’s decision, but isn’t shy about saying why Wagner should stay at Iowa as he switches sports.

Looking into crystal ball

With Iowa’s pro day over, Land of 10 tries to predict where Iowa players will land in the NFL. If the projections hold true, Josh Jackson is in for a homecoming.

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