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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: Andrew Donnal OL Iowa

Andrew Donnal OT Iowa 6'6 315 33.5" arms 10" handsCombine Results: 5.31 40 yard dash, 17 bench reps, 32" vertical, 101" broad jump, 7.84 3 cone drill, 4.77 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Will likely be drafted late because of a lack of eye popping athleticism and measurables, arm length is borderline for an OT, but he's an outstandng football player...Very technically sound in pass...
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2015 NFL Draft: AFC East Analysis and Grades

Buffalo Bills 2 (18): Ronald Darby - CB, Florida State3 (17): John Miller - OG, Louisville5 (19): Karlos Williams - RB, Florida State6 (12): Tony Steward - OLB, Clemson6 (18): Nick O'Leary - TE, Florida State7 (17): Dezmin Lewis - WR, Central Arkansas Elaboration:Without a first-round pick due to last year's trade for Sammy Watkins, the Bills had to wait until day two to make their...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: Brett Hundley QB UCLA

Brett Hundley QB UCLA 6'3 227Combine Results: 4.63 40 yard dash, 36" vertical jump...120" broad jump, 6.93 3 cone drill, 3.98 20 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Looks the part, tall with a well put together build, especially in his lower half, not tall and lanky, he's strong and well proportioned, big hands for a QB...Made 41 career starts at UCLA, should be more consistent given that...
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Assessing the Jacksonville Jaguars Draft After Day 2

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be on to something with their success on the first two nights of the NFL Draft.Jacksonville, who has been active throughout free agency by adding starters on both offense and defense, scored big the first night by taking pass rushing defensive end Dante Fowler Jr with the third overall pick, then followed up on Friday night by adding TJ Yeldon to help...
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2015 NFL Draft: Five Best Picks Of The Third Round

This draft class had a lot of talent, with plenty of first-round prospect seeping into day two. A player does not have to be a steal to be a great selection, as filling a need is important too, but pick value is widely seen as the best measure. All of the guys on this list were projected to go in the first round at one point, but fell due to character or injury issues, among other...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View, Qunton Rollins DB Miami (OH)

Quinten Rollins DB Miami (OH)Measurables: 6'1 203 30 1/4" arms 9" hands Combine Results: 4.57 40 yard dash, 14 bench reps, 36.5" vertical jump, 122" broad jump, 7.10 3 cone drill, 4.28 20 yard shuttle, 11.53 60 yard shuttleScouting Notes: Big strong sturdy build, physical corner/safety prospect...Played point guard on the Miami (OH) basketball team before joining the football team...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View, Jake Ryan LB Michigan

Jake Ryan LB Michigan 6'2 240 31" arms 9 3/8" hands Comine Results: 4.65 40 yard dash, 20 bench reps, 34.5" vertical jump, 120" broad jump, 7.11 3 cone drill, 4.20 20 yard shuttle, 11.65 60 yard shuttle Scouting Notes: Fifth year player and a two time team captain at Michigan...Considered an unselfish blue collar worker who'll do anything to help his team win as evidenced by his...
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2015 NFL Draft 1st Round Recap and Fantasy Football Impact

Quick recap of the 1st Round with an emphasis on the impact these players will have on Fantasy Football. As always, the landing spot for these rookies is just as significant as their talent/ability. We’ll wait until the Draft is complete to publish our initial rookie rankings. Until then, get to know this year’s 1st round picks. Quarterbacks: Jameis Winston, 1st Overall, Tampa...
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2015 NFL Draft: 5 Best Picks of the 1st Round

 The first round is officially over, and it is time to look at the best picks in round one.  1. Washington Redskins: OL Brandon Scherff- IowaThis was the best pick of the first round. No matter who the quarterback was for the Redskins they were always getting beat up. Leonard Williams was stil on the board at this time, but the Redskins looked past him and addressed arguably their...
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Top Five Draft Prospects Heading Into Day Two

1. Randy Gregory: Outside Linebacker, Nebraska Once considered a consensus top ten pick in the draft, Gregory has tumbled down draft boards over the past month.  His biggest issues are his size (6”5’, 235 pounds) and his failed drug test. Regardless of the concerns, he is one of the best edge rushers in the draft class and could be a steal for whoever gets him in the second...
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Top 5 Worst Picks in the First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft

With the most anticipated round of the draft over, let the second guessing begin.Of course, no one really knows for sure what draft picks are going to work out and which ones will fail. Fans will also never get a full, honest explanation from a team, explaining their decision making in the draft. And just because the "draft experts" aka Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper don't like a pick...
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Top 5 Best Picks in the First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft

With the most anticipated round of the draft over, let the second guessing begin.Of course, no one really knows for sure what selections are going to pan out and which ones will bust. Fans will also never get a full, honest explanation from a team, explaining their decision making in the draft. And just because the "draft experts" aka Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper don't like a pick,...
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The Most NFL Ready Player in the 2015 NFL Draft Is:

Amari Cooper, wide receiver, Alabama. Cooper is the complete package and has all the tools needed to be successful at the next level. He is quick and balanced. His release is good and the burst needed to get away from defenders is there. He runs fluid and disciplined routes and gets open when his quarterback is in trouble. He is also an excellent blocker at the line of scrimmage...
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First Round Picks To Avoid In the 2015 NFL Draft

Andrus Peat: Offensive Tackle, Stanford Many draft experts are regarding Peat as one of the top tackles in this years NFL Draft class.  Peat does possess the size and skills of a left tackle in this league and comes from NFL lineage (his father Todd played in the NFL for six seasons with the Cardinals and Raiders.)  However, there are more issues than meet the eye with Peat, he...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View:Top Defensive Tackles

Defensive Tackle Rankings*Writers note: These rankings are of players I was able to get enough game film on to scout, other top prospects who I was not able to scout thoroughly enough to rank are listed at the end. 1. Leonard Williams USC 6'5 302: Best overall prospect regardless of position in the draft, has the overall skills to play anywhere along the line, incredibly skilled...
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Florida State Football: 5 Biggest Questions heading into 2015

After a slow start and a week in week out nail biting season, the 2014 campaign came to a screeching hault at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California at the hands of Marcus Mariota and co. Considereing the lack of starting experience and youth, FSU has the talent to reload.The 2015 season could very well mirror the same storylines from 2014. Here are the five biggest questions leading...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: Top 100 Players on the Board

1. Leonard Williams DL USC2. Todd Gurley RB Georgia3. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon4. Dante Fowler Jr OLB Florida5. Vic Beasley OLB Clemson6. Kevin White WR West Virginia7. Jameis Winston QB Florida State8. DeVante Parker WR Louisville9. Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin10. Shane Ray OLB/DE Missouri11. Malcom Brown DT Texas12. D.J. Humphries OT Florida13. Trae Waynes CB Michigan State14. Randy...
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Mock Draft Volume 6.0: Browns Get Their Franchise QB

The big day is finally here!  At last we will finally have answers as to where our favorite prospects will call home.  Take a look at my final mock in anticipation of tonight’s NFL draft. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-14) Jameis Winston, Quarterback Florida StateThis has remained constant in all the mocks I have done and will not change.  Winston will be a Buccaneer come Thursday...
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You Can Run, But You Can't Hyde: The Outlook Of The 49ers' Backfield

The 49ers' off season has been eventful, to say the least.  Borland, Willis, Smith; retired, retired, retired.  New coaches, new wide receivers, new backfield.  There are lots of gaps to be filled, and even more questions to be answered.  That has all the makings for a nice fantasy football sleeper to awaken.  If you're mining for fantasy sleepers, look no further than the team...
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NFL Draft 2015: New England Patriot's Final Thoughts, Predictions

Just like every other draft in NFL history, the intrigue and mystery is center stage in the 2015 NFL draft. Every mock is as good (or bad) as the next. So why even bother to take a shot at the selections, especially with the New England Patriots? 'Cause it just makes us feel good to talk football to death and pretend we are the experts.I'll make this quick and not embellish my choices...
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Happy 2015 NFL Draft Day! 2015 1st Round Mock Draft Final Version

At last it is finally here! 2015 NFL Draft Day is officially here and for the diehard fans of the sport of football, it is a welcomed sight to have football related programming that matters on television once again.The 2015 NFL offseason has been in full swing since the Patriots won Super Bowl 49 in February and now the Patriots and the other 31 NFL teams take another step towards...
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The Top Offensive Skill Position Players in the 2015 NFL Draft

*One quick note, the round rankings at each position are not a prediction of where each player will be selected during draft weekend, rather its a ranking of where each player is worthy of being drafted.  In other words, it's a grade, not a prediction. QuarterbacksRound 11. Marcus Mariota Oregon 6'4 2222. Jameis Winston Florida State 6'4 232Round 33. Garrett Grayson Colorado State...
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2015 NFL Draft: Top 10 Draft Story Lines

The day is finally here.Many fans, believe it or not, find Draft Day the most exciting day of the NFL calendar year. Unlike the playoffs and the Super Bowl, every team is involved with renewed hope that this season, officially beginning on Draft Day, will be the year they win the Lombardi Trophy.Every draft brings its story lines, but the 2015 NFL draft is particularly intriguing...
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Texas Football: Longhorns Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

The Texas Longhorns have a lot to prove this season after finishing the 2014 season with a 6-6 regular season record and 5-4 in the Big 12 Conference. The Longhorns were also blown out 31-7 by the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Texas Bowl to put an end to their season.Things were bad for the Longhorns from the beginning of the season until they that final whistle of the season was blown...
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: Hau'oli Kikaha OLB Washington

Hau'oli Kikaha OLB WashingtonMeasurables: 6'3 253 32.5" arms 9 5/8" handsCombine Results: 4.93 40 yard dash, 20 bench reps, 112" broad jump, 4.37 20 yard shuttle, 7.16 3 cone drillScouting Notes: Average looking build for an outside linebacker with very above average production, lacks ideal length for an edge rusher...Gets a very quick jump off the ball, does a nice job of anticipating...
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