Scouting Notre Dame & BYU

There's an abundance of top 100 talent in South Bend and a host of middle round choices on the Irish roster which has scouts intrigued. Late round picks can be found at BYU though the team does offer legitimate next level prospects. Notes Notre Dame Jaylon Smith looks and plays the part of a top 15 choice. He's an explosive linebacker who displays terrific athleticism on the field...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the PAC 12

Last year the PAC 12 had four of the initial 13 players selected in the draft. This year they have potentially the top prospect from the senior class as well as the top rated senior quarterback and the conference is poised to inject a lot of talent into the NFL next April.Notes Arizona The Wildcats are amongst a handful of programs in college football where the coaches are able to...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Big 12

Last April the Big 12 placed a pair of players in the first round, including the seventh pick of the draft as well as the final selection of the frame. In 2016 they may be hard pressed to place a single player into round one. Here are rankings and notes on 111 next level prospects from the conference. Notes Baylor There was a bit of shock two months ago when I tweeted area scouts...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the SEC

Alabama sits atop my draft board of the best NFL prospects in the SEC but their western division foe Mississippi is strong with three of the top six prospects in the conference. Here are rankings, ratings and notes on 168 NFL prospects from the SEC...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the ACC

Florida State may rule the ACC when it comes to national rankings but from the perspective of NFL war rooms Virginia Tech is the place to be. I count at least five Hokies as top 90 picks led by a pair of underclassmen corners. Here are the rankings of 129 NFL prospects from the conference...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Big 10

In a Seinfeld episode titled "The Dinner Party", Jerry sits in a bakery with a black and white cookie in his hands telling everyone, "Look to the cookie! Look to the cookie!" This year the cry in the scouting community will be "Look to the Buckeyes! Look to the Buckeyes!" as the next level talent on the Ohio State roster is immense, plentiful and leads the way in Big Ten.Notes Illinois...
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Scouting the AAC

Top NFL prospects from the American Athletic Conference. The league had a pair of first round selections last April but I see nothing but last day choices on the board as of now, with Temple and Cincinnati leading the way.Notes Central Florida UCF has had players selected in the first round during each of the past two draft's yet may not have a single player chosen next April. While...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Scouting the MAC

The draft board of top NFL prospects from the Mid-American Conference. The conference has a number of draftable receivers from the senior class and a pair of underclassmen from the lines of scrimmage to keep an eye on...
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: NFC South

For the first time since each conference went to four separate divisions, the NFC South was won by the same team in consecutive seasons. The Panthers may not have cracked .500 to accomplish the feat, but did pick up a playoff victory before losing to the eventual NFC champion Seahawks. Also for the second straight year, both the Buccaneers and Falcons landed top-eight picks as both...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: AFC West

There was a lot on the line in the draft for the AFC West. Denver hoped to add the extra piece to get them across the finish line while the Chargers and Chiefs were looking for a few players to get them over the hump and back into the playoffs. On the other hand the Raiders hoped to build upon what was a strong effort from the 2014 draft. Denver Broncos Despite needing help on offense...
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the DRaft: AFC South

For the second straight season, the AFC South held two of the draft's top three picks. The Jaguars picked third in both years, and that's where much of the intrigue with this year's draft began after the top-rated quarterbacks went with the first two picks. Chris Tripodi breaks down the division's draft hauls.Houston Texans Just a season after drafting first overall, Houston found...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: NFC West

The intrigue in the NFC West moving towards the draft centered on the St Louis Rams, who held a top ten pick. Would they move up? Move down? Or stay pat? With Seattle no longer in round one it was front and center for the other teams in the division.Arizona Cardinals The feeling was the Cardinals would address needs on the defensive side of the ball early in the draft but they surprised...
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: NFC East

Despite not replacing DeMarco Murray in a deep running back class, the Dallas Cowboys had one of the best draft hauls in the league thanks to the UDFA signing of projected first-rounder La'El Collins. The Giants, Redskins and Eagles also did well for themselves. Chris Tripodi has our NFC East draft grades...
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: AFC North

The AFC North is turning into one of the more competitive divisions in all of football with potentially three playoff teams in 2015 and a third franchise on the rise. The Ravens looked to add some final pieces in the draft while the Browns hoped to plug more holes. Here's our final analysis on the efforts of all the team's in the division. ...
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: AFC East

The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins did their best to close the gap between them and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, while the Buffalo Bills' lack of a first-round pick cost them on draft day. Chris Tripodi has our AFC East draft grades.Buffalo Bills Without a first-round pick after trading it to move up from No. 9 to No. 4 for Sammy Watkins last season, the Bills...
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Grades: NFC North

The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings hoped to fill holes with top prospects in this year's draft while the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions looked to add the final pieces. Here are our draft grades of the NFC North.Chicago Bears In many ways the Chicago Bears hosted the 2015 NFL Draft so the excitement was understandable when they were called to the clock. Most of the teams...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Player Available: Day Three

Best Player Available after the completion of day two of the NFL Draft...
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Best Player Available: Day 2

Best Player Available after day one of the NFL Draft...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Small School Gems

Mariota, Winston, Fowler, Cooper; just a few of the names the media will focus on over the next twelve hours. But what of the small school players? Those who'll be selected on Saturday or signed Sunday as free agents. Is there a Victor Cruz to be found this year? Here's a breakdown of my top small school prospects; the non-combine/non Senior Bowl prospects with a good chance of playing...
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Insider News: Week of April 27th

The NFL Draft is just days away and the chatter is getting louder. I expect this page to be updated several times throughout the week and possibly several times a day from now until next Sunday...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Insider News: Week of April 20th

Less than two weeks until the NFL Draft. Here are the latest rumors and buzz circulating around the league. ...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Insider News: Week of April 6th

A little more than three weeks away from the 2015 NFL Draft! What's the latest scuttlebutt and rumors floating around? Today we take a look at a few defensive backs soaring up draft boards and a late round surprise...
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Combine- Monday

The final day of the 2015 NFL combine is underway and the fun's just beginning. Here's the latest rumors swirling in Indianapolis on getaway day...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Combine- Sunday

A group of fast flying pass rushers and defensive ends workout for scouts today and the defensive backs take the field tomorrow to conclude the 2015 NFL combine. And while the media has left, we're still in Indianapolis gathering information...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Combine- Saturday

The quarterbacks and receivers take the field today as do the running backs. But we're always looking ahead. Here are a few preview notes on tomorrows workout of defensive lineman and linebackers, the latest free agent news as well as our first supplemental draft candidate...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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