2013 NFL Draft Sleepers: Johnathan Franklin, Quanterus Smith, and Rogers Gaines

Well, the day is finally here. Today is the beginning of the 2013 NFL Draft. As a NFL nut, this is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only today with the first round, but I also enjoy the next two days. The later rounds in the draft are much more faster paced, there are many trades, and it is fun to see where my sleeper picks end up. These are the last of my sleepers for the...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Evaluating High Risk, High Reward Prospects

  One key to consistently putting together strong draft classes is balancing risk and reward. Teams that do that well will avoid taking unnecessary risks while still finding high ceiling players with the potential to develop into elite talents. Because of that, there are no more controversial players in this draft than this group of high risk, high reward players. If...
Via Optimum Scouting
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Potential Late Round Gems

Stars are found every year in the first few of rounds in the NFL Draft, but any draft analyst knows that the real challenge is finding that star in the later rounds. Not every draft has a Tom Brady, but finding a long term starter for your team with a late draft pick can really make a difference for your team. With that in mind, here's a look at a few guys we think could be potential...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Little Caesars Bowl – Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan Preview

Unfortunately for the teams involved, the "Little Caesars" Bowl is of little importance to the casual fan as well as to the NFL Draft fan community and NFL teams. The expected top match-up (Quantarus Smith vs. Eric Fisher) was secured of it's non-happening back when Smith had a season ending injury earlier in the year. Still, as you are watching (because it'...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bowl Bonanza Continues: WKU and a Thursday tripleheader

With Christmas in the rear view mirror, bowl season rolls on, and this installment of our ‘Bowl Bonanza’ previews the gloriously named Little Caesar’s Bowl, as well as a triple header of games on Thursday that should be a good excuse to continue your holiday malaise on a couch of your choosing. Hilltopper return man/running back Antonio Andrews will be gunning for some guy...
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December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Bowl Season Part Two

  Little Caesars Bowl: Western Kentucky (7-5) vs Central Michigan (6-6) Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher While the teams in this Bowl game aren’t the most exciting, there is one potential first round pick to keep an eye on in this game: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher. Fisher hasn’t been tested by any top notch pass rushers this year, as the best defensive end he...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Who Are College Football’s Five Most Underrated Stars in America?

photo by Matt Bliss Follow @Dan Vasta and like Gridiron Grit on Facebook The point is simple, which players get nearly zero or not enough credit? Most of these players will be complete unknowns to most die-hards that watch nearly every game possible, but the list has one major rule. No players in the BCS are allowed to appear in this article because there is enough hype and credit...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Torn ACL ends season for DE Quanterus Smith

Western Kentucky defensive end and national sacks co-leader Quanterus Smith is done for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Smith is tied with Texas A&M's Damontre Moore for the lead in sacks (12.5) and is first in sacks per game (1.25). He's third in sack yardage (84). Smith's 24 career...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech vs. Miami (And More) Scouting Preview

In a Thursday night that features two talent-laden teams in the ACC, we’ll get to see Logan Thomas and the Virginia Tech front seven against Miami’s young yet talented team with a handful of 2013 prospects to watch. Get all the Logan Thomas, James Gayle, Bruce Taylor, Vaughn Telemaque notes here along with the rest of the top prospects from this game. Also, with two other games...
Via Optimum Scouting
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

2011 Record: (7-5, 7-1 in Sun Belt) Head Coach: Willie Taggart (9-15 at WKU, 9-7 in Sun Belt) Last Bowl Game: 1963 Tangerine Bowl: Beat Coast Guard Bears 27-0 2011 Preview   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Big Name Opponents: 9/8 at Alabama, 9/15 at Kentucky Must Win: 9/1 vs Austin Peay, 11/10 vs FAU Revenge: 9/29 at Arkansas State Statistical Snapshot: 2011...
Via College Football Zealots
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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