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The 2016 NFL Draft is almost here and one of the most tragic stories is that of former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith.  The backer appeared to all but secured himself  a sure top ten selectionjsmith with his tremendous athleticism; however in the last game of his college career in a bowl game against rival Ohio State, he tore his ACL and MCL.  I’m no doctor, so let’s concentrate what shows up on his college tape.  After reviewing his 2015 games against Ohio State, Texas, U Mass, USC, and Clemson, it was clear that the talented young rookie has the required skills to play at the next level. These are my thoughts:

LB-Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame 6′ 2″ 223 lbs. Read More »

For the past few seasons, Ohio State got rewarded with dominate play makers.  With the 2016 NFL Draft approaching, most of the Buckeye defense decided to migrate to the NFL and one of theirdlee biggest pieces is linebacker Darron Lee.  He reminds many people of the Steelers weak side backer Ryan Shazier with whom they share a school and amazing athleticism.  I reviewed several of Lee’s 2015 games against Michigan State, Notre Dame, Hawaii, and the last two Michigan contests to get a better feel for what this young man brings skills and attribute-wise to the next level.  These are my thoughts:

LB-Darron Lee, Ohio State, 6′ 1″ 232 lbs. Read More »

The name Mike Thomas might cause confusion in this year’s NFL Draft along with rookie fantasy football drafts. Ohio State produced a top five wide out that might get selected within the first twomthomassm rounds (Michael Thomas) and Southern Mississippi has a smaller version who wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine.  Although their names are very much alike, their play is not, so I reviewed Southern Mississippi’s games against Louisiana Tech, Washington, Western Kentucky, and Nebraska to get a better feel for what skills and talents he will bring to the next level.  This is what I saw:

WR-Mike Thomas, Southern Mississippi, 6′ 1″ 200 lbs. Read More »

In the 2016 NFL Draft, there are four outstanding athletes at the top.  Today I would like to discuss the best defensive back found in the draft, former Seminole Jalen Ramsey.  There aren’t too jramseymany players that could be all-pros at two different positions, but Ramsey is one of them as he could play corner back or either safety position (strong or free).  I reviewed several of his 2015 games against Boston College, NC State, Louisville, and Miami to get a better idea of the skills and attributes that this young man brings to the next level.  These are my thoughts:

CB/S-Jalen Ramsey, Florida State, 6′ 1″ 209 lbs. Read More »

Every year there is criticism to what positions at the NFL Draft are its weakest.  Most all draft pundits are in agreement that this year’s tight end class does not have a single first rounder and mighthhenry only have one second rounder, Hunter Henry from Arkansas.  What makes him so special that he could get drafted in the second round?  I reviewed his 2015 games against Kansas State, Toledo, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State (2014 and 2015) to get a better feel with what this young man will bring to the next level.  Here are my thoughts:

TE-Hunter Henry, Arkansas, 6′ 5″ 250 lbs.  Read More »

The 2016 NFL Draft is almost here.  We are less than a month away and I believe it is better to have your rankings set before the influences of a player’s landing spots infect judgement.mjack

Here are a few lists broken down by defensive positions. Check out yesterday’s post for offensive rankings.

Linebackers

  1. Myles Jack, UCLA
  2. Darron Lee, Ohio State
  3. Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky (could also get listed at DE)
  4. Reggie Ragland, Alabama
  5. Leonard Floyd, Georgia
  6.  Jordan Jenkins, Georgia
  7. Kamalei Correa, Boise State
  8. Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame (would be #1 if didn’t suffer ACL injury)
  9. Kentrell Brothers, Missouri
  10. Tyler Matakevich, Temple
  11. Josh Perry, Ohio State
  12. Antonio Morrison, Florida

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The 2016 NFL Draft is almost here.  We are less than a month away and I believe it is better to have your rankings set before the influences of a player’s landing spots infect judgement.pmcroberts

Here are a few lists broken down by offensive positions.  Tomorrow I will post my defensive pre-draft rankings.

Quarterbacks

  1. Jared Goff, California
  2. Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
  3. Paxton Lynch, Memphis
  4. Connor Cook, Michigan State
  5. Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
  6. Cardale Jones, Ohio State
  7. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
  8. Jeff Driskell, Louisiana Tech
  9. Vernon Adams Jr, Oregon

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Each year the NFL Draft features athletes of different sizes and shapes.  The 2016 NFL Draft has a unique wide receiver, who you guessed it, looks a bit like a praying mantis aka Keyarris Garrett.kgarrett To get ready for the NFL Draft and your rookie drafts, I decided to dig a bit deeper into this Tulsa product.  After reviewing games against Memphis, New Mexico, Virginia Tech, and Oklahoma, I saw a less than perfect prospect that has much to offer the next level.  These are my thoughts:

WR-Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa 6′ 3″ 220 lbs. Read More »

The NFL is a copycat league, which is why several teams are taking an interest in rookie quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. because he reminds some scouts of Super Bowl winning signal caller vadamsRussell Wilson. While this year’s NFL Draft has two to four decent early round starting quarterback options depending on who you ask, the young former Oregon Duck/Eastern Washington Eagle should be available with a much later, smaller investment.  I reviewed several of his games against Washington, Oregon State, California, Montana (2014), Sam Houston (2014), and his all-star East-West Shrine game to get a better idea of what skills and attributes he brings to the next level.  These are my thoughts:

QB-Vernon Adams, Jr., Oregon, 5′ 11″ 200 lbs.  Read More »

The 2016 NFL Draft is full of anomalies aka players that test one way, yet performed differently on the gridiron.  Today, this scouting report will focus on former Golden Bear running back Daniel dlascoLasco.  The senior had a poor final season finishing with less than 360 total yards, while missing five contests due to a hip and ankle injuries.  However, Lasco sparked many parties with interest after a decent showing at the East-West Shrine Game.  I went back and reviewed his games against San Diego State, Colorado (2014), USC (2014), and the Shrine Game again to get a better idea of what this young man brings to the next level.  These are my thoughts:

RB-Daniel Lasco, California, 6′ 209 lbs.  Read More »

The most important position in the NFL that comes with enormous scrutiny and the even more prestige is the quarterback.  Finding a NFL starter can be difficult, one of this year’s wild cards dprescott(meaning someone who could be drafted after the first two rounds) is former Mississippi State signal caller Dak Prescott.  I watched his 2015 games against NC State, LSU, Texas A&M, Louisiana Tech, a 2014 game against Arkansas, and his Senior Bowl game and practices to get a good feel of what skills and attributes he brings to the next level.  This is what I found:

QB-Dak Prescott, Mississippi State, 6′ 2″ 226 lbs.  Read More »