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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 senior wide out Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

WR-Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky 5’11” 203 lbs.

The high-flying Hilltopper receiver really took off his junior year and did not slow down with back to back 1400+ receiving yards and 17 touchdowns seasons his last two years. In his senior year, the wide out was very consistent by either reaching pay dirt or having over 100 yards in every game. That was quite impressive and he continued that work in Mobile, Alabama this past week during the practices and game. 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 Memphis, Rice, Alabama, Vanderbilt, LA Tech, and Middle Tennessee along with the 2017 Senior Bowl. Most of these videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

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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 red-shirt senior wide out Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington Eagles.

WR-Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington 6’2” 204 lbs.

Kupp is a unique prospect for a few reasons. His grandfather played guard in the NFL for eleven years and his father was drafted by the league too. Then there is the level of competition he faced in the Big Sky Conference which is not considered difficult, but the wide out did perform well against bigger programs, Washington and Oregon. The rookie receiver will also be one of his classes oldest players, 24 before the start of the season, and married for two years.

Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, I decided to break down what I saw in the six games I reviewed of the senior play maker: 2016 contests versus Washington State, Richmond, Central Arkansas, and Northern Arizona along with a 2015 game against Oregon and a 2014 game against Sam Houston State. All of these videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

Today, we will be looking at a scouting report for Damore’ea Stringfellow, the former Ole Miss Rebels. He hasn’t caught that many passes in college (102), but the receiver has averaged at least 13 yards a catch in every season. I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, so I am going to break down what I saw in the five games I reviewed of the redshirt junior wideout. The games reviewed were four 2016 contests against Florida State, Auburn, Memphis, and Mississippi State as well a 2013 games versus BYU when he played for the Washington Huskies. Here are my thoughts:

WR-Damore’ea Stringfellow, Ole Miss 6’ 2” 219 lbs. 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 wide out  Malachi Dupre, LSU Tigers.

WR-Malachi Dupre, LSU 6’2” 196 lbs.

This former high school state champion in the long, triple, and high jumps had an abysmal junior campaign with fewer yards and touchdowns than he did the previous year. So why should he get scouted? Once again, statistics do not tell the entire story. The Tigers prefer to run the ball behind soon to be first round pick Leonard Fournette and sophomore, junior to be Derrius Guice. Dupre accounted for 26% of his team’s passing yardage with only 593 yards receiving. 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 Louisville, and Wisconsin along with 2015 games against Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina. 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 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 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 »

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 red shirt junior tight end Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech Hokies.

TE-Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech 6’7” 245 lbs.

This athletic marvel is a converted dual threat quarterback who only has three years of playing the big receiver/tight end role. Throughout his college career, he stayed very consistent with 40+ receptions,over 500+ yards receiving and 6-7 touchdowns in each season. As 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 Arkansas, Tennessee, Boston College, and Pittsburgh along with a 2015 game against North Carolina. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts:
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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 troubling red-shirt sophomore wide out Ishmael Zamora, Baylor Bears.

WR-Ishmael Zamora, Baylor 6’4” 215 lbs.

This former Baylor Bear made the news in June of last year when a Snapchat video of him kicking and striking his dog with a belt multiple times turned up. He got charged with a Class C misdemeanor and  got suspended three games by Baylor for his abhorrent conduct. Those actions also led him not to be invited to the NFL Combine. I do not condone what I saw in that appalling video and am a proud owner along with my wife of two rescue dogs. Much like my Joe Mixon scouting report , I will base this report on the things I saw as a high school football coach and educator in the four games I reviewed of the red shirt sophomore play maker: 2016 contests versus Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Boise State, and Texas. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. These are my thoughts: Read More »

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 junior wide out Chris Godwin Penn State Nittany Lions.

WR-Chris Godwin, Penn State 6’1” 209 lbs.

The former Nittany Lion receiver certainly made a huge splash with his 2017 Rose Bowl performance totaling nine receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns to help the Nittany Lions keep pace with the high scoring Trojans. That game put him on the radar of many draft pundits like myself. His entire 2016 season was one of the best any wide out from Penn State had ever experienced with 59 receptions for 982 yards and eleven touchdowns.

Because I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, I decided to break down what I saw in the four games I reviewed of the junior playmaker: 2016 contests versus Michigan, USC, and Indiana along with his 2015 game against heated rival Michigan State. All of these videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »