Well, it’s been a nice two years writing for myself here at dynasty blitz. I have decided to join Dynasty Football Factory as an IDP writer, internet scout and a dynasty rankings guy. There will be a few article crossovers due to the quick move before and after the draft. I would like to thank my beautiful wife Tara, my best friends Chris and Ted, Ghosty, Stan, Eric O, Brian Q, Greg S, Sam, Bryan F, Jimmy D, Joe E, Shane P.H., Bill G., my brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, and my grand fathers who gave and inspired my love of the game for all their support. As well as all the readers of this site! You can now find me at http://www.dynastyfootballfactory.com !
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With the 2016 NFL Draft right around the corner, dynasty fantasy IDP owners need to separate the wheat from the chaff. A big topic of discussion is former Eastern Kentucky/Ohio State defender, Noah Spence. He has a lot of athleticism, but has a serious substance abuse problem. I reviewed his 2015 Eastern Kentucky games against Valparaiso, Kentucky, and NC State, along with his 2013 Ohio State games versus Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and California to get a better feel what skills and attributes this young man brings to the next level. These are my thoughts:
The 2016 NFL Draft is quickly approaching. During this time, the potential draftees are under a lot of pressure and scrutiny. One of the first to crack was former Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee, who got arrested on April 10th and charged with second degree assault, second degree evading police, and alcohol intoxication. His agent has let it be known that Higbee defended his girlfriend from another male bar patron. That may or may not reason away a physical altercation, but disregarding the police’s authority and driving while intoxicated are not so easy to dismiss. However, I will focus the majority of this scouting report on his college film as I reviewed his 2015 games against Indiana, Miami (OH), and Marshall to get a better idea of what skills and attributes he brings to the next level. Here are my thoughts:
The 2016 NFL Draft has defenders of all shapes and sizes. Every so often comes along a player could have played a few decades ago; that guy is former Bama backer Reggie Ragland. His physical, no-nonsense style will translate to the modern-day game as well. I reviewed his 2015 performances against Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson, and his Senior Bowl game and practices to get a better understanding of the skill set this young backer will bring to the next level. This is what I saw:
The 2016 NFL Draft has its share of talented, yet niche players. One of the smallest wildcards is former Western Michigan wide out Daniel Braverman. When I say, smallest I’m talking about his size and not his talent. Being a former Mid-American Conference alumni (Bowling Green graduate), I have a special interest in MAC players and their transition to the next level. After reviewing his 2015 games against Bowling Green (imagine that), Ohio State, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, and Middle Tennessee, I got convinced that if Braverman can overcome his size issues that he could contribute on an NFL team. These are my thoughts on the former Bronco:
NFL defensive schemes and roles are changing to accommodate more versatile, explosive players like Arizona’s hybrid Deone Bucannon and LA’s Mark Barron. Likewise in the 2016 NFL Draft, there is an exciting play maker with NFL blood lines (related to Jordan Cameron, Manti Te’o, and former Bengals great David Fulcher) that has some similarities to those hybrid players, former Trojan defender Su’a Cravens. I reviewed his 2015 games against Washington, Stanford, California, Notre Dame, and his 2014 game against Nebraska to get a better idea of the skills and attributes this young man will bring to the next level. Here are my thoughts:
Every year the NFL Draft has stories upon stories, but Cardale Jones’ is one for the ages. The former third string quarterback became the starter in the 2014 Big Ten Championship Game and continued that momentum into a three game winning streak that won Ohio State a national championship. He got handed the starting nod in 2015 only to lose the job in a blow out against Penn State. So now Jones enters the 2016 NFL Draft full of questions: I reviewed his 2014 games against Michigan and Wisconsin, then his 2015 contests versus Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Maryland to get a better idea of the skills and abilities the young man will bring to the next level. These are my thoughts:
In the 2016 NFL Draft rookie class, the defensive line/pass rusher corps is full of possibilities. One of the most exciting of those said players is former Oklahoma State Cowboy defender Emmanuel Ogbah. The junior averaged just under a sack a game this past season (12.5 sacks in 13 games), forced three fumbles, had 42 tackles and 21 assists. I reviewed his 2015 games against Central Michigan, Ole Miss, Baylor, and Kansas State to see what skills and attributes this play maker will bring to the next level. These are my findings after that tape study:
The 2016 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and one of the trickiest positions to fill is that of a tight end. For every Rob Gronkowski in the league, there are ten Vance McDonalds. Former Stanford Cardinal Austin Hooper is somewhere between my Gronk-McDonald comparison. He wasn’t a featured target with only 74 career receptions in two years of work, so film work is a bit limited. I reviewed his 2015 game against USC, a 2014 Notre Dame game, and his career highlights to get a better idea of what skills and attributes he will deliver to the next level. These are my thoughts:
The 2016 NFL Draft is closing in and there are so many tremendous defensive players yet to discuss. One of the best defenders is former Clemson Shaq Lawson who certainly turned heads during this year’s national championship game against Alabama with two sacks and four total tackles. I reviewed that game along with his 2015 games against Notre Dame, North Carolina, Florida State, NC State, and Miami to get a better feel of the skills and attributes that this disruptive, potential superstar bring to the next level. Here are my thoughts: