Post-Draft Q&A

Following the draft, I had the chance to sit down with former Foxboro Blog contributor, Stephen Sheehan.  We chatted about Dominique Easley, Jon Halapio, and his thoughts on the Patriots’ draft.  Stephen is currently a NFL/NFL Draft writer for You and I both had Dominique Easley as pick #29 on our final mock drafts. What made you think Easley was going to be the pick...
Via Foxboro Blog
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Select Florida Guard Jon Halapio No. 179 Overall In Sixth Round

NEW YORK — The New England Patriots will have a crowded offensive line this summer. The Patriots selected Florida guard Jon Halapio at No. 179 overall in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft on Saturday. Halapio is the third offensive lineman and second player from Florida that the Patriots have drafted. Halpio appeared in 51 games for the Gators, starting 38 at right guard, including...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

7-Round Mock Draft: Seattle Seahawks

Round 1 Pick 32: Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California (A-) The Seahawks lost Golden Tate and they need a #1 WR for Russell Wilson. Round 2 Pick 32: Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee (A) The Seahawks line struggled last year. To repeat, they must get better up front. Round 4 Pick 32: Jon Halapio, OG, Florida (A-) Same as above, the Hawks must get better up front. Round 5...
Via TopSportsReport
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida guard Halapio hones in on the details as NFL Draft approaches

Jon Halapio’s aspirations of living in the NFL trenches began at an early age. The former Florida guard remembers being 8 years old and dreaming of playing football at the highest level. It wasn’t until high school when Halapio’s path to the NFL began to crystallize. While he was only touted as a three-star recruit, Florida had interest in him and presented an offer early....
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Top ten prospects at OG/C: Browns could use help at guard

Joe Thomas and Alex Mack are the heart of the offensive line, but it is the guard position that is the most important in a strong running game. Here’s a brief look at the top 10 guards/centers in this upcoming draft.   10. Jon Halapio (OG) – 6’ 3”, 323 lbs. Florida. A big and strong tough guy, Halapio is hindered by his inability to efficiently change direction and keep...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins draft preview: An interview with Ian Wharton from Senior Bowl

Just this past weekend, we caught up with Ian Wharton, a Dolphins analyst from and got his take on potential Dolphins draft picks at offensive line, those little known, but talented college players from division 2 or 3, and if the Dolphins could find cornerbacks in the draft.  Interestingly enough, I hinted that it couldn’t hurt to draft a quarterback in this year’s...
Via Phins Phocus
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Halapio’s interview with the Cleveland Browns

Former Florida offensive lineman Jon Halapio is spending the week preparing for the Senior Bowl this weekend. And while there, he was asked by the Cleveland Browns to list all the things he would do with a brick according to … Continue reading →
Via Our Two Bits
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Senior Bowl: Wednesday South Practice Notes

On a frigid Day Three at the Senior Bowl, it’s the final day for many NFL scouts as they finish up watching their particular week assignments and complete their player interviews before coming to their final Senior Bowl conclusions of the week. The “winners” of the day for the North Practice were QB David Fales, RB Lorenzo Taliferro, TE Crockett Gilmore, OG Jon Halapio...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Senior Bowl: Tuesday South Practice Notes

It was a fully padded practice day today, so it was a chance to see more full contact along with see the linemen work at 100% throughout practice. The “winners” of the day for the North Practice were QB Jimmy Garoppolo, RB Antonio Andrews, OG Jon Halapio, DT Daniel McCullters, DE Dee Ford, and CB Jaylen Watkins. We had myself (@OptimumScouting) covering the OL and...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Offensive line in transition

Mike Summers takes over as Florida’s new offensive line coach. The Florida Gators hired Mike Summers as their new offensive line coach this past Monday. Summers replaces Tim Davis, who was fired at the end of the season. Summers has 34 years of coaching experience and spent 2013 as the running game coordinator and offensive line coach at USC. The move reunites him with Florida’s...
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida tries to salvage season against No. 2 FSU

After all the injuries, the program's longest losing streak in 34 years, the shocker against lower-division Georgia Southern and the disappointment of missing a bowl, woeful Florida has a chance to salvage one gratifying memory from an otherwise forgettable season. It's a very, very slim chance, according to odds-makers. The Gators (4-7) are four-touchdown underdogs heading into...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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