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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 safety Xavier Woods, La Tech Bulldogs.

S-Xavier Woods, Louisiana Tech 5’11” 197 lbs.

This year’s safety class is one of the deepest in quite some time. Sure, there are household names from big school like LSU’s Jamal Adams, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers, and Ohio State’s Malik Hooker. Value is in the eyes of the beholder and it should be there for Xavier Woods in the NFL Draft and in your rookie IDP drafts too. 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 the junior play maker: this year’s East/West Shrine Game, 2016 contests versus Navy, Arkansas, and Western Kentucky along with 2015 games against Arkansas State and Mississippi State. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

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 draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

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 red shirt senior wide receiver Travin Dural, LSU Tigers.

WR-Travin Dural, LSU 6’2” 203 lbs.

Dural is an interesting player to scout as not many players peak during their sophomore year only to then see their yards per catch averages and yardage totals decline each subsequent season. After his Sophomore season highs of 37 catches, 758 yards, 20.5 yards per catch Dural finished this past year with only 28 receptions for 280 yards and a single touchdown. Yes, the entire 2016 LSU team only completed 174 passes for 2281 yards with twelve passing touchdowns, so there is a lot to unravel. 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 the senior play maker: this year’s Senior Bowl, 2016 contests versus Arkansas, Louisville, and Ole Miss along with 2015 games against Auburn and Alabama. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

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 outside linebacker Devonte’ Fields, Louisville Cardinals.

OLB-Devonte’ Fields, Louisville 6’2” 236 lbs.

Fields was a four star recruit out of high school and started off his college career at TCU with great promise as the Associated Press Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Then things started spiraling down in 2013 missing all but three games due to off-field issues and injuries. This led to him transferring to Trinity Community College in 2014 and then finishing off his last two collegiate seasons at Louisville. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the five games I reviewed of the junior play maker: 2016 contests versus Charlotte, Florida State, and Clemson along with 2015 games against Texas A&M and Kentucky. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

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 running back Aaron Jones, Texas El-Paso (UTEP) Miners.

RB-Aaron Jones, Texas-El Paso 5’ 10” 215 lbs.

Jones is a three-year starter whose 2015 season was shortened to only two games due to an ankle injury. I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, so I am going to break down what I saw in the four games I reviewed of the junior runner. For some reason, I could only find highlights of his 2016 season which are not always indicative of his flaws as they concentrate on his accomplishments. So instead I reviewed two 2015 contests against Arkansas and Texas Tech, and then two 2014 games against the same Texas Tech and Utah State. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

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 tight end Jake Butt, Michigan Wolverines.

TE-Jake Butt, Michigan 6’6” 248 lbs.

Please forgive my homerism as I have watched Jake Butt in Ann Arbor for the past four years and have seen his level of play improve, especially since Coach Harbaugh came to town. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the seven games I reviewed of the senior play maker: 2016 contests versus Michigan State, Iowa, Colorado, Wisconsin, Penn State, Ohio State, and Florida State. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

Each year there are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 Draft is no different. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior safety Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut Huskies.

S-Obi Melifonwu, Connecticut 6’4” 224 lbs.

Small school prospect Melifonwu has been rising up the rankings with a great week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, starting with the weigh-in and an impressive NFL Combine. He had over ten tackles or more in the seven of the games he played this season, including an amazing 24 of them against Tulane. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the five games I reviewed of the senior play maker: 2016 contests versus Houston,Cincinnati, and Virginia along with a 2015 game against South Florida and the 2017 Senior Bowl. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

Each year there are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 Draft is no different.  Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior defensive end Vidauntae “Taco” Charlton, Michigan Wolverines.

DE-Vidauntae “Taco” Charlton  Michigan, 6’6” 277 lbs.

This former Columbus, Ohio high school basketball player made his dreams of playing in the Big Ten a reality, despite being rejected by his hometown Buckeyes. His nickname of Taco began at age six with his love of the meaty treat according to legend. His collegiate impact was not felt until he became a starter this past season. As 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 the senior defender: 2016 contests against Ohio State, Florida State, Iowa, Rutgers,Wisconsin, and Penn State. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

Each year there are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 Draft is no different. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for junior wide receiver Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech Hokies.

WR-Isaiah Ford  Virginia Tech, 6’1” 194 lbs.

The Hokie junior wide out put together back to back season with over 1000 yards receiving and at least seven receiving touchdowns, putting him squarely on the radar of NFL scouting departments. While this former basketball player might not be the most natural receiver, Ford offers big upside for the next level. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the seven games I reviewed of the junior play maker: 2016 contests versus Arkansas, Tennessee, Boston College, and Pittsburgh along with 2015 games against Purdue, Ohio State, and Tulsa. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

Each year there are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the NFL Draft; the 2017 Draft is no different. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior wide receiver Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M Aggies.

WR-Josh Reynolds, Texas A&M  6’3” 194 lbs.

I’m excited to discuss tall yet skinny, deep threat Josh Reynolds. Even after scoring in eleven of thirteen games in his senior season, Reynold’s value seems to be all over the place. Depending on the last scouting report you read or the last podcast that discussed Reynold’s he could be drafted anywhere from the 2nd round to the last round in fantasy rookie drafts. Since I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the seven games I reviewed of the senior play maker: this year’s Senior Bowl, 2016 contests versus Arkansas, Kansas State, South Carolina, LSU, Mississippi State, and Auburn. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

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 junior running back Brian Hill, Wyoming Cowboys.

RB-Brian Hill, Wyoming 6’1” 219 lbs.

This year’s running back class has a lot of intriguing players and one of those is former Cowboy Brian Hill. Despite being held out of the first quarter in his bowl game against BYU, he managed to have a productive day (112 total yards and a touchdown). I wanted to see more. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the five games I reviewed of the junior playmaker: 2016 contests versus BYU, New Mexico, UNLV, Nebraska, and San Diego State. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »