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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 »

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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 Justin Evans, Texas A&M.

S-Justin Evans, Texas A&M  6’ 199 lbs.

This year’s safety class is quite talented. Evans has less big college experience than most as he spent his first two seasons playing for a small community college. Like many NFL hopefuls, playing in the NFL was a lifelong dream. Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the four games I reviewed of the junior play maker: 2016 contests versus UCLA, Tennessee, Alabama, and LSU. These game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

There were several heralded defenders at the Senior Bowl with Ole Miss’ Cody Prewitt being one of the standout defensive backs.  I viewed both games available on draftbreakdown.com, Boise State cprewittand Vanderbilt, along with the week of practices in Mobile as well as the game itself to get a good feel of the safety’s skill set. I know in most dynasty leagues defensive backs seem to be after thoughts, but I would keep an eye on this senior.

S Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss 6’ 2” 217 lbs.

Cons: The defensive back sometimes plays a bit too aggressive by establishing contact before the ball arrives, most of the time he guesses correctly, but he straddles the line a lot.  He also plays more of a head hunter role, trying to make tackles too high.  This type of tackling leads to more attention from the officials; that is the last thing a defender or his potential team wants.  Prewitt occasionally looks immersed in thought when he should be reacting to the play around him.  Read More »