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Each year are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 NFL Draft is no different.  Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior wide out Fred Ross, Mississippi State Bulldogs.

WR-Fred Ross,  Mississippi State 6’1” 203 lbs.

Fred “The Boss” Ross was a slightly above average receiver that was relatively unknown outside of the SEC until his senior season. During his first three seasons, the wideout scored a combined ten touchdowns. This past year, the senior Bulldog scored 12 times elevating himself with the scouting community. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the six games I reviewed of this senior play maker: 2016 contests versus Arkansas, Texas A&M, LSU, BYU, and Miami (OH) along with a 2015 game against Missouri . Most of these game videos are available via Here are my thoughts: Read More »


It’s an exciting time for dynasty football owners.  There is another ultra-athletic Georgia Tech receiver, DeAndre Smelter, to perhaps fawn or fret over.  So far the run-based college is batting 66.6% dsmeltwith hits with superstars Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, but whiffed on current Carolina taxi squad member Stephen Hill.  I watched two of his 2014 college games against Virginia Tech and Virginia, along with some highlights to get a better idea of what skill set the young receiver brings to the NFL.

WR DeAndre Smelter, Georgia Tech 6’ 2” 226 lbs.

Cons: His biggest red flag is the torn ACL that he suffered against Georgia late 2014.  Will he be able to work out for teams before the draft, this seems highly unlikely.   Smelter doesn’t bring a wealth of experience as he only played two years of football, transitioning from his former passion baseball.  Because Georgia Tech has a limited passing game, the wide out did not run or understand the use of a full route tree.  Read More »

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Anquan Boldin is starting to look very lonely in the Emerald City.  Todd Heap was a salary cut and signed with the Cardinals.  Derrick Mason was a salary cut, as well, and found himself looking at several suitors: the Jets, the Titans, and possibly the Ravens.  If Mason doesn’t come back, second round pick Torrey Smith may well be thrown into the starting receiver mix.  Yes, he is a Maryland Terrapin, but he brings more to the table than fellow former Terrapin Darrius Heyward-Bey.

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