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The biggest headline in the 2015 NFL Draft is that there are only two quarterbacks: Winston and Mariota.  While both of those signal callers will get selected within the first ten picks, there are other brycepquarterbacks that might become starters in time.  One of those is Baylor’s Bryce Petty, who I got to see up close at the Senior Bowl in Mobile this winter.  To get a better idea of what skills and attributes he brings to the NFL, I watched seven of his 2014 games against SMU, Buffalo, Kansas State, West Virginia, Iowa State, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  Here is what I saw:

QB Bryce Petty, Baylor, 6’ 3” 230 lbs.

Cons: The first thing I look at is a quarterback’s feet when he is getting ready to throw the ball.  Petty can have a strong base at times, but then also shuffles his feet a lot under pressure.  When he takes the time to set his feet, the signal caller is a lot more accurate, but unfortunately he does this when not under pressure by lesser opponents.  Baylor plays out of the shotgun, almost exclusively, and Petty did not look very comfortable taking snaps from center in Mobile.  In the NFL, shotgun is not the look most offensive coordinators want to be pigeon-holed into. The quarterback shows the tendency to know where he is going with the ball before he receives the snap.  With disguised coverages and schemes he will face at the next level, Petty will need to adjust on the fly and be able to go thru his progressions or cause a preponderance of negative plays.  Read More »


In my weekly column, we take a long look at impact fantasy football rookies.  I compare their performance to date against my original expectations of them.  Let’s continue this 2014 version of jmatthewsthe series by looking at one of the best receivers in the 2014 NFL Draft class, Jordan Matthews.  I will look at some of his college production against his performance versus Dallas to discern his dynasty value.

Here are my thoughts after watching three games of his college play: At first glance, Matthews is a physical specimen at 6’ 2” 212 lbs., but plays larger than that.  The receiver was the first player ever to ask for tape of his opponents after his Senior Bowl invite.  It’s his work ethic and competitive nature that separates the wide out from the other talented receivers in his class, not his famous cousin Jerry Rice. Read More »

In fantasy football, there are some new trends that I enjoy writing about: dynasty leagues, and individual defensive player leagues.  This weekly column will combine two of those by discussing two young IDPs.  I will give my scouting thoughts coxon how they played a particular week.  Today I will be discussing some of the young Eagles defensive linemen: DT Bennie Logan and DE Fletcher Cox.  Too many times, defensive linemen are the scourge of the IDP world, only there to take up space and not contribute.  While neither of these are exactly household names, both may provide fantasy points to your team at a cheap price.

DT Bennie Logan, PHIL- This defensive tackle lines up just off the right should of the center.  Logan provides good initial pressure on both running and passing downs.  He is a better run stuffer than a pass rusher as always tries to occupy two offensive linemen to provide cover for his linebackers.  Logan moves a lot like an alligator, very quick and powerful straight ahead, but has trouble moving from side to side.  The defender can split the seam between a center and guard causing issues when running inside.  Read More »