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There are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the 2017 NFL Draft. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for redshirt sophomore defender/playmaker Jabrill Peppers, Michigan Wolverines.

DEF/ATH-Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 5’11” 213 lbs.

Versatility was the key to his college career and this versatility led to being acknowledged with three major college awards in 2016: the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year and the Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year. Peppers played linebacker, safety, corner, running back, option quarterback, wideout, punt and kickoff returner. Those are all wonderful accomplishments, but what does it mean for his ability to compete in the NFL? 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 redshirt sophomore defender/playmaker: 2016 contests versus Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, and Indiana. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

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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 dbucyoung IDPs.  I will give my scouting thoughts on how they played a particular week.  Today I will be discussing Arizona rookie safety Deone Bucannon and third year Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall.

 S-Deone Bucannon, ARZ- The rookie defender plays a hybrid linebacker/safety position which keeps him in position to defend the run and the pass equally well.  He drops back into coverage quickly, has good vision and anticipation to discern where the play is going.  Bucannon moves well laterally, showing no wasted movement getting to the ball carrier.  There were a few times he dropped back deep into coverage, but he is better taking on athletic tight ends near the line of scrimmage.  The young safety is a solid, punishing tackler who limits their yards after the catch.  Bucannon has the speed and quickness to hang in coverage with slot receivers and running backs too.  He reads the quarterbacks eyes well. Read More »

breesBecause we are at a lull in the NFL and most dynasty fantasy football news, I thought this would be a great time to give full disclosure on my teams in all eight of the leagues that I am in.  I will cover each one in an article, the good and the bad.  Some are championship contenders and some are fixer uppers.  It is so easy to fall into groupthink and lose sight of what you are trying to build.  Hopefully this will give some insight into my philosophy and won’t be boring “let’s talk about my team” pieces.  I will start with my most recent dynasty team, Darwin’s Theory 3.  All touchdowns are worth 6 points, 1 PPR for all positions, and tackle heavy scoring.  You can find the league herehttp://www24.myfantasyleague.com/2014/home/32962#0 : Read More »