FOR MAY 19, 2014
Mocking It Up
Did you think it all ended when the Texans selected Memphis free safety Lonnie Ballentine with the 265th and final pick of the 2014 NFL draft? Think again. Another team—the Jaguars? the Raiders?—is already on the clock. This week Chris Burke unveils his 2015 mock draft, taking an early—very early—look at next year's top prospects. Who will be the first QB chosen, Oregon's Marcus Mariota or FSU's Jameis Winston? Will Nebraska DE Randy Gregory follow Jadeveon Clowney as the next No. 1? Go to SI.com/nfl to start filling in your draft board.
OREGON / QB
NEBRASKA / DE
FLORIDA STATE / QB
The United States may not be the most successful country in soccer history; however, Team USA does have some moments to savor. This week SI Longform takes a look at the 10 most significant goals in U.S. history. Go to SI.com/longform
SI.com takes a look at the NFL draft's biggest alltime busts, including former Texans quarterback David Carr, who was the first overall pick in 2002. Coming out of Fresno State, Carr spent five years in Houston, including a miserable rookie season in which he was sacked an NFL-record 76 times.
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Lifesaver After Death
From the SI Vault | Nov. 25, 2010
After Dale Earnhardt's fatal crash on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500, NASCAR applied an unprecedented mixture of physics, physiology and engineering to help shift its gears on driver safety.
By Pablo S. Torre
SIMON BRUTY/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MARIOTA)
RANDY LITZINGER/ICON SMI (GREGORY)
CHRIS KEANE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (WINSTON)
CHAD MATTHEW CARLSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (IPHONE)
ALLEN KEE/GETTY IMAGES (EARNHARDT)
BOB ROSATO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (CARR)