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2015 College Gridiron Showcase: Scouting the Top 10 Prospects At the Game

Following the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL, the attention of NFL evaluators shifts to Arlington, TX for the Collegiate Gridiron Showcase. With plenty of NFL talent and potential late draft picks in the game, here’s a snapshot look at each of the top prospects set to play in the game. By: Alex Brown Pete Thomas, QB, Louisiana-MonroeOnce a highly touted quarterback, Pete Thomas made...
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2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Inside the XOS Film Room, With Josh Norris

After the dust settled from the final day of padded practices, I joined NBC draft analyst Josh Norris for a 2015 Senior Bowl scouting film session of the one-on-one drills from the past week. We looked at every one of the offensive line and defensive line battles, and also broke down a handful of the wide receiver and defensive back one-on-one’s. Here’s a breakdown of prospects...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Thursday South Practice Notes

Thursday marked the final day of padded practices here at the Senior Bowl and here were the winners from the 2015 Senior Bowl Scouting for the South squad: Sammie Coates, Arie Kouandjio, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Stephone Anthony, D’Joun Smith and Kevin White. Our scouts split up the position groups, with Alex Brown writing on the skill players and Ian Wharton focusing on the trench...
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2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Thursday North Practice Notes

The winners from the final day of padded practices for 2015 Senior Bowl Scouting for the North squad were Ali Marpet, Nate Orchard, Hayes Pullard, Jeff Luc, Ibraheim Campbell and Eric Rowe. For the practice, Alex Brown broke down quarterbacks and skill players while Ian Wharton took notes on running backs, linebackers and the line play.Quarterbacks-For the North, none of the quarterbacks...
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2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Wednesday South Practice Notes

Philip Dorsett, Sammie Coates, Clive Walford, Shaq Mason, Trey Flowers and Markus Golden all emerged as winners after the second day of practice for the South Roster. As was the case with the North practice, Alex Brown wrote up the offensive and defensive line, while Ian Wharton wrote up the skill position players. Quarterbacks-A newcomer joined the quarterback rotation on Wednesday...
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2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Wednesday North Practice Notes

The day two winners for the North practice were Vince Mayle, Danny Shelton, Carl Davis, Hayes Pullard, Jeff Luc and Quinton Rollins. Alex Brown scouted the trenches and running backs, while Ian Wharton looked at the skill position players and quarterbacks. Be sure to check Optimum Scouting throughout the week for the latest 2015 Senior Bowl scouting notes.   Quarterbacks -It was...
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2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Tuesday South Practice Notes

In the first 2015 Senior Bowl Scouting of the South team’s practice, there were a few standout safeties, receivers and defensive linemen that caught the eye of Optimum Scouting evaluators Alex Brown and Ian Wharton. Alex Brown watched the quarterbacks, skill position players and defensive backs, and Ian Wharton evaluated the offensive and defensive lines, so be sure to check out...
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2015 Senior Bowl Scouting: Tuesday North Practice Notes

For our 2015 Senior Bowl scouting this year, we have two scouts, Alex Brown and Ian Wharton that are splitting up position groups. For day one of the North’s practices, Alex Brown looked at the quarterbacks, skill position players and defensive backs, while Ian Wharton evaluated the offensive and defensive line play. The winners of the day were Josh Shaw, Antwan Goodley, Steven...
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2015 Senior Bowl: Quick Scouting Notes on Bryan Bennett, the Newest Quarterback

Despite having two seasons of full-time starting quarterback play and a national championship appearance on his resume, the now former quarterback prospect Nick Marshall has officially made the switch to cornerback for the 2015 Senior Bowl. As as Alex Brown of Optimum Scouting alluded to in his quotes to SportingNews.com, he’s likely better off for it. His replacement on the South...
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2015 Senior Bowl Weigh In Results

The 2015 Senior Bowl kicks off with weigh-in, where each player is brought in, in little more than their underwear, to be poked and prodded in front of NFL scouts. While it seams minor, a lackluster hand size, body structure or missing measurables for the position can lead to a drop in draft value.   North Roster # First Name Last Name Pos School Height Weight Hand Arm Wing 28 Ameer...
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2015 NFL Draft: Winston, Mariota Among 84 Early Entrants for Draft

By Scott Anderson After the 2014 draft, the NFL had a problem. 42 of the underclassmen that declared from the draft were not selected. The NFL took immediate action and changed the grading system for those considering the early jump from college. The old system tried to predict the exact round that the player would go it, resulting in players being told they would be going in the...
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2015 Senior Bowl: South Defense Scouting Preview

With the better defensive unit of the two, the 2015 Senior Bowl South defense offers plenty of pass rushing talent, both at defensive end (lead by Trey Flowers) and linebacker (lead by Lorenzo Mauldin). And in the defensive backfield, they have arguably the game’s top three safety prospects in Cody Prewitt, Clayton Geathers and Jaquiski Tartt. Defensive Linemen 1. Trey Flowers...
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2015 Senior Bowl: North Defense Scouting Preview

While the 2015 Senior Bowl North roster lacks top-end linebacker talent or big names at defensive back, it does boast two Washington defensive standouts in Danny Shelton and Hau’oli Kikaha, plenty of intriguing defensive linemen, and high-upside defensive backs like Quentin Rollins of Miami (OH) and Eric Rowe of Utah. Defensive Linemen 1. Danny Shelton, WashingtonDespite playing...
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2015 Senior Bowl Headquarters

Here at Optimum Scouting, we’ll have the most in-depth, timely, accurate, and insightful 2015 Senior Bowl Coverage found ANYWHERE. Follow on Twitter for LIVE Practice Updates: http://www.twitter.com/OptimumScouting PREVIEWS North Offense  –  South Offense North Defense  –  South Defense WEIGH-IN NOTES  North and South Roster MONDAY PRACTICES     South Notes  –  Daily...
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2015 Senior Bowl: South Offense Scouting Preview

While the 2015 Senior Bowl South offense doesn’t boast the same top-end talent the North does, it does offer the highly productive Shane Carden and his teammate Justin Hardy and the game’s top two offensive linemen in La’el Collins. Quarterbacks1. Shane Carden, East CarolinaShane Carden started his senior year with plus-performances against top competition and wildly productive...
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2015 Senior Bowl: North Offense Scouting Preview

The 2015 Senior Bowl North roster is the more impressive of the two teams, featuring the game’s best quarterback, top two running backs, most of the game’s best vertical receivers, the most intriguing offensive tackle and the game’s top interior lineman. Garrett Grayson, Ameer Abdullah and TJ Clemmings lead a unit that will have NFL teams very intrigued all week. Quarterbacks1...
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2015 NFLPA Bowl: Thursday Practice Notes

The weather was perfect again today, and the field was in great shape. The players still had some shadows to deal with but overall it was a perfect setting to play.By: Cody Tewmey NATIONAL Quarterbacks -From worst to first, Andrew Hendrix really had a good day today and the best day of the morning group. He hit some really good fade routes and was much more decisive in his decision...
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2015 Dream Bowl: Small School Focused All-Star Game Offers NFL Prospects

NFL teams will find talent, wherever it is. But with the increase talent entering the non-FBS schools and the increased value in finding those small schoolers, NFL teams are hungry for added avenues to locate and consider signing under-the-radar prospects. That’s where the 2015 Dream Bowl comes in. In its third year hosting in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Dream Bowl has become...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFLPA Bowl: Wednesday Practice Notes

The weather was perfect today for the 2015 NFLPA Bowl practice here in sunny southern California.  The Players did have to deal with some shadows in the stadium during the early morning and late afternoon portion of the practice.  The field held up very nicely and I didn’t notice anyone having issues with their footing.  The grass is very short on the field so it is a “fast...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Ohio State QB Cardale Jones Will Return to School

By Scott Anderson  6 weeks ago, Cardale Jones was the backup quarterback for Ohio State, and more famous for a tweet than anything else, and had only completed 10 passes on the season. After an injury to JT Barrett in the Michigan game, Jones was thrusted into the starting role against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. In his first start Jones was tremendous and the Buckeyes...
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2015 Shrine Game: Day Three West Practice Notes

The West practice field at St. Petersburg High School continued to prove a difficult surface for players to cut on this Wednesday. However the total number of instances of a player falling to the ground probably diminished at least a little bit, so that is a positive. The field has made it difficult to get a true read on the receivers group in particular, to the point the players...
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2015 Shrine Game: Day Three East Practice Notes

East Head Coach Mike Singletary’s practice structure did not change from Tuesday to Wednesday, to the dismay of attending scouts and coaches who were heard audibly griping about the practices in the bleachers. Singletary’s practice style seems aimed at teaching the players, as opposed to running through drills that allow scouts to evaluate them. Singletary, rumored to want back...
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2015 Shrine Game Weigh In Results

Before the 2015 Shrine Game practices begin, NFL teams get the opportunity to gain some official measurements on the players in attendance: Height, weight, hand size and arm length. All are important to gather at the 2015 Shrine Game weigh in, with hand size being important for ball handlers (QB, RB, WR, TE) to hold onto the ball, and offensive linemen to be able to establish a strong...
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2015 NFL Draft: Oregon QB Marcus Mariota Enters Draft

By Scott Anderson Marcus Mariota has decided to forgo his final year of eligibility at Oregon, and declared for the NFL Draft. The heisman winning quarterback set a Pac-12 Conference record with 58 total touchdowns (42 passing, 15 rushing, and one receiving) this season, is one of the top overall prospects in this draft class and will be competing with Florida State QB Jameis Winston...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Shrine Game: Day Two West Practice Notes

The Tuesday weather report for St. Petersburg, FL promised a 0 percent chance of rain for most hours of the day. Thankfully, the weather services got it right. The sun was out, the field was dry and the players were ready to rock and roll after practicing in such dismal conditions Monday. So why did the players slip around as often, if not more so, as they did on Monday’s rain...
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