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Journal Highlights

Find out which NFL teams are scouting college football games during Week 7.

Here's an initial view of the top 20 NFL Rookies entering the 2012 season.

Find out which 2013 draft-eligible prospects compare to the top 10 picks in 2012.



2013 NFL Draft: Week 7 Scout Watch
Posted: October 11, 2012
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Johnthan Banks | MSU Athletics

NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

There are some intriguing contests between top teams during Week 7, and as always there will be plenty of great prospects on display for NFL teams to observe. Here is a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams, and the prospects scouts in attendance will likely have their eyes on.... read more



NFL Picks And Predictions For Week 5
Posted: October 4, 2012
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Illustration by Chris Steuber

There are a handful of intriguing matchups to watch for this week, which include some interesting quarterback matchups: Falcons at Redskins, Eagles at Steelers, Broncos at Patriots, Chargers at Saints and Texans at Jets. The Broncos, Patriots game should be a great contest with Peyton Manning and Tom Brady going head-to-head.

I had an average Week 4 picking games, finishing with an 8 - 7 record. Through four weeks of the NFL season, my record is 35-28; click here to view my predictions from Week 3. Here are my picks and predictions for Week 5.... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Week 6 Scout Watch
Posted: October 3, 2012
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Matt Barkley | USC Athletics

NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

There are some intriguing contests between top teams during Week 6, and as always there will be plenty of great prospects on display for NFL teams to observe. Here is a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams, and the prospects scouts in attendance will likely have their eyes on.... read more



NFL Picks And Predictions For Week 4
Posted: September 27, 2012
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Illustration by Chris Steuber

There are a handful of intriguing matchups to watch for this week, many of which are between division foes: Panthers at Falcons, Vikings at Lions, Raiders at Broncos, Chargers at Chiefs and Giants at Eagles. But, the most interesting matchup is between the Saints (0-3) and the Packers (1-2); two teams with explosive offenses, but have come up short so far.

Like most, I had a rough week last week with my predictions, as I finished 6 - 10. Through three weeks of the NFL season, my record is 27-21; click here to view my predictions from Week 3. Here are my picks and predictions for Week 4.... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Week 5 Scout Watch
Posted: September 26, 2012
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Aaron Murray | Georgia Athletics

NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

There are some intriguing contests between top teams during Week 5, and as always there will be plenty of great prospects on display for NFL teams to observe. Here is a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams, and the prospects scouts in attendance will likely have their eyes on.... read more



NFL Picks And Predictions For Week 3
Posted: September 20, 2012
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Illustration by Chris Steuber

As we enter Week 3 of the NFL season, there are a handful of intriguing matchups to watch for this week: Giants at Panthers, Eagles at Cardinals, Falcons at Chargers, Texans at Broncos and Patriots at Ravens. The Monday Night contest between the Packers and Seahawks will be an interesting contest and should be exciting to watch, especially since it will take place at raucous CenturyLink Field.

Through the first two weeks of the NFL season, my record is 21-11; click here to view my predictions from Week 2. Here are my picks and predictions for Week 3... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Week 4 Scout Watch
Posted: September 20, 2012
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Keenan Allen | California Athletics

NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

There are some intriguing contests between top teams during Week 4, and as always there will be plenty of great prospects on display for NFL teams to observe. Here is a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams, and the prospects scouts in attendance will likely have their eyes on.... read more



NFL Picks And Predictions For Week 2
Posted: September 15, 2012
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Illustration by Chris Steuber

After releasing my Week 1 NFL picks, and my selection of the Week 2 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears via Twitter, I thought it would be best to keep track of my selections on my website and post them every week.

Through the first 17 games of the season, my record is 11-6.

There are a handful of intriguing matchups this week, which include: Saints at Panthers, Ravens at Eagles, Jets at Steelers, Lions at 49ers and Broncos at Falcons. Of those five games, I've picked... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Week 3 Scout Watch
Posted: September 12, 2012
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Johnathan Hankins | Ohio State Athletics

NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

The first two weeks of the college football season didn't offer many great matchups, but Week 3 is a different story. There are some intriguing contests between top teams, and as always there will be plenty of great prospects on display for NFL teams to observe. Here is a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Week 2 Scout Watch
Posted: September 6, 2012
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Star Lotulelei | Utah Athletics

NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams are on the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Like Week 1, there are not a lot of great matchups during Week 2, but there are still great prospects on display and NFL teams will be focused on them. Here are a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams, and the prospects scouts in attendance will likely have their eyes on... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Week 1 Scout Watch
Posted: August 31, 2012
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Logan Thomas | Virginia Tech Athletics

The college football season kicks off this week, and NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams will hit the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

During the first week of the college football season, there are very few great head-to-head matchups; most are tune-up games for the coming weeks. But, there are still a lot of great prospects on display and NFL teams will be focused on them. Here are a list of games that I was able to confirm the presence of NFL teams... read more



Six NFL Teams To Attend Elon, UNC Game
Posted: August 29, 2012
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Aaron Mellette | The Pendulum (Elon)

The college football season kicks off this week, and NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc.) from all 32 National Football League teams will hit the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

One game that won’t receive national attention, but has a great local flair to it, is the first ever meeting between Elon University and North Carolina on Saturday afternoon, September 1st. The two schools are only separated by 40 miles down Interstate 40, and will have scouts from the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots... read more



Three NFL Teams To Attend Utah, N. Colorado Game
Posted: August 29, 2012
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Star Lotulelei | Utah Athletics

The college football season kicks off this week, and NFL representatives (general managers, scouting directors, scouts, etc) from all 32 National Football League teams will hit the road in search of the top draft eligible prospects and potential diamonds in the rough for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Usually the first week of the college schedule doesn’t offer many feature matchups; most of the games are viewed as a tune-up for the coming weeks. One tune-up contest that will take place in Salt Lake City on Thursday night, August 30th, between Utah and Northern Colorado, will attract representatives from... read more



Eight NFL Teams Attend Fresno State Fall Camp
Posted: August 18, 2012
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Derek Carr | Fresno State Athletics

Over the last decade, Fresno State has produced three first-round picks (David Carr, Logan Mankins and Ryan Mathews) and has had at least one player drafted every year since 2001. That streak could be in jeopardy next April, as the Bulldogs only have two senior prospects, running back Robbie Rouse and linebacker Travis Brown, that are viewed as being draftable at this time.

But, this time of year is all about due diligence, and through the first two weeks of fall camp, scouts from the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints... read more



Five NFL Teams Attend Colorado Fall Camp
Posted: August 17, 2012
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Doug Rippy | Colorado Athletics

Just a year removed from producing two first-round picks (Nate Solder and Jimmy Smith), the University of Colorado only produced two late round picks (Ryan Miller and Toney Clemons) this past April, and looking ahead to the 2013 draft, it appears to be more of the same.

But, that won’t stop scouts from observing the Buffaloes’ talent in hopes of finding a hidden gem, and over the past two weeks, representatives from the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers made the trip to Boulder... read more



18 NFL Teams Attend Virginia Tech Fall Camp
Posted: August 16, 2012
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Logan Thomas | Virginia Tech Athletics

A week after Virginia Tech opened fall camp on Tuesday, August 7th, they permitted NFL scouts to attend practice for the first time this past Tuesday (August 14th). They were greeted with a strong response, as 18 NFL teams were represented in Blacksburg.

Among the teams present at Tuesday’s practice were the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers... read more



Comparing 2013 Prospects to 2012 Top 10 Picks
Posted: August 15, 2012
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Matt Kalil | Courtesy of Minnesota Vikings

It’s common to compare a college football player to an NFL player; it helps those who don’t follow the college game to connect with a player during the NFL Draft process. We're still months away from the draft process, but I've decided to position ten draft-eligible prospects for the 2013 draft with the top-10 picks (in sequential order) from the 2012 draft.

The prospects that I paired with the recent draftees possess similar abilities and mirror each other in many ways; a PowerGrid was used to break down their skills. By no means is this an abbreviated 2013 mock draft, or a predicted order... read more



2013 NFL Draft: 49ers Eyeing FSU Seminoles' Prospects
Posted: August 8, 2012
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Brandon Jenkins | Ross Obley/FSU Sports

It’s that time of year again, college football fall camps opened around the country this week, and NFL teams dispatched their scouts across the land to observe the abundance of talent that will be on display in 2012 for the 2013 NFL Draft.

One team that has high expectations this season is the ACC favorite Florida State Seminoles, who USA Today ranked seventh in the preseason polls. Even though it’s early in camp, I’m told that a scout from the San Francisco 49ers has already been sighted at practice... read more



Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Prospects
Posted: July 28, 2012
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LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles

The next team that I’ll review is the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have made some questionable selections with their first-round picks over the years, but when you observe their current roster of young players, if you're a college football fan, it's full of familiar names that have the skills to succeed in the NFL.

I classify an NFL prospect as a player entering up to their third-year in the NFL or under 25 years of age up until September 1st of the upcoming season, no matter their NFL tenure. Throughout this series, I’ll randomly select NFL teams and identify their top 10 prospects. It’s unlikely that I’ll review all 32 teams, but I'll take suggestions via email or Twitter... read more



New England Patriots Top 10 Prospects
Posted: July 26, 2012
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Dont'a Hightower | New England Patriots

The next team that I’ll review is the New England Patriots. The Patriots are the masters of the NFL Draft and understand how to manage situations in their favor. They've made some mistakes; trading down when there were some impact players on the board, but overall they've done an outstanding job and have hit on many players. Just look back at their draft picks from the 2010 draft; selecting Devin McCourty, Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Spikes, Aaron Hernandez, Zoltan Mesko and Brandon Deaderick have provided impact players and quality depth to their roster.

I classify an NFL prospect as a player entering up to their third-year in the NFL or under 25 years of age up until September 1st of the upcoming season, no matter their NFL tenure. Throughout this series, I’ll randomly select NFL teams... read more



2012 NFL Rookie Rankings: Initial Top 20
Posted: July 23, 2012
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Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars

With NFL training camps set to open this week, I’ve decided to rank this year’s top 20 rookies. There are a lot of variables factored into my rankings, which include: playing time, potential impact, surrounding cast, team environment, etc…

We're still five weeks away from the regular season opener and a lot will change over the course of the season. I will update the rankings at various points during the season, but here is my initial view of the top 20 rookies heading into the 2012 season... read more



Seattle Seahawks Top 10 Prospects
Posted: July 20, 2012
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Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks

The next team that I’ll review is the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have assembled some promising prospects over the last five years, and most recently have hit on mid-round selections that have revamped their defense. However, there are a couple of former first-round selections, Russell Okung and James Carpenter (one of which did not make the top 10 list), that have to stay healthy and step up their game.

I classify an NFL prospect as a player entering up to their third-year in the NFL or under 25 years of age up until September 1st of the upcoming season, no matter their NFL tenure. Throughout this series, I’ll randomly select NFL teams... read more



Kansas City Chiefs Top 10 Prospects
Posted: July 17, 2012
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Dontari Poe | Steve Sanders/KC Chiefs

The next team that I’ll review is the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have made some questionable draft picks over the last five years, but when you observe their roster and go through the names they’ve accumulated recently and recognize the talent those players possess, with the proper coaching and good fortune health-wise, the future is bright.

I classify an NFL prospect as a player entering up to their third-year in the NFL or under 25 years of age up until September 1st of the upcoming season, no matter their NFL tenure. Throughout this series, I’ll randomly select NFL teams and identify their top 10 prospects... read more



Dallas Cowboys Top 10 Prospects
Posted: July 16, 2012
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Morris Claiborne | LSU Athletics

Well, I've taken a couple of months off from writing any football material, but with training camp just a week away it's time to get back into the swing of things. So, I've decided to begin by randomly selecting NFL teams and identifying their top 10 prospects; I won't review all 32 teams, but I'll take suggestions through email or on Twitter.

The Dallas Cowboys were the first team selected at random. How I classify an NFL prospect is as a player entering up to their third-year in the NFL or under 25 years of age up until September 1st of the upcoming season, no matter their NFL tenure. Find out who I selected as the Cowboys top 10 prospects... read more



2012 NBA Draft: First And Final Mock Draft
Posted: June 27, 2012
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2012 NBA Draft

I've been taking some time from posting anything on my website since it's a slow period around the football universe, but that will change in the next month or so. And, since I'm a basketball fan and enjoy watching the four major professional sports (NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL) drafts, I thought I'd put together my view of how I see the first-round of the 2012 NBA Draft unfolding.

Obviously, Kentucky's Anthony Davis will be the first pick on Thursday night by the New Orleans Hornets, but after Davis hears his name announced by NBA Commissioner David Stern, there are a handful of players that could be selected with the No. 2 overall selection. Beyond that anything can happen... read more



NFL Sophomores: To The Next Step...
Posted: May 18, 2012
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Robert Quinn | North Carolina Athletics

We all know who the top rookies were last season: Cam Newton, Von Miller, A.J. Green, etc., but while Newton, Miller and Green are known to most who follow the NFL, what about the second-year players who flashed promise as rookies and have the potential to take the next step to stardom?

With that said, I’ve chosen seven second-year players (one from each round of the 2011 draft), analyzed their performances in their first-year, observed their current situations and determined them to be the sophomores likely to take the next step... read more



2012 NFL Draft: Rookie Most Likely To...
Posted: May 9, 2012
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Trent Richardson | Alabama Athletics

By now the analysis and grades from last month’s draft are complete, and it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming season and project how this year’s rookie class will fair at the next level.

With that said, I introduce my “Rookie Most Likely To...” feature, which includes 12 predictions for the upcoming season. A couple of players are mentioned multiple times, but they are two players that I believe will have an instant impact on their respective teams... read more



2013 NFL Draft: Top 100 Prospects
Posted: May 6, 2012
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David Amerson | NC State Athletics

Prior to the 2012 NFL Draft, I released my initial 2013 NFL Draft Big Board, which featured the top 25 draft-eligible prospects for next April's draft. Today, I release my initial top 100 list of draft-eligible prospects for the '13 draft.

This list is fluid and will change a lot during the college football season and the '13 draft process. But for now, as we're a few months away from the college football season set to kick-off, here's how I rank the top draft-eligible prospects... read more



2012 NFL Draft: Best & Worst Picks
Posted: May 1, 2012
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David DeCastro | Stanford Athletics

With the 2012 NFL Draft in the books and draft grades making their rounds, I took a few days to let the draft sink in and evaluate the picks round-by-round. There were a lot of great selections, but obviously some questionable ones that could come back to haunt certain organizations. I’ve decided to pinpoint the best and worst selections in each round.

Identifying one prospect per round was difficult, but my selections were based on value in each round, fit with drafting team and immediate impact... read more



2013 NFL Draft Big Board
Posted: April 20, 2012
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Matt Barkley | USC Athletics

We’re less than a week away from finding out where this year’s top prospects will end up, and as the anticipation grows for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to walk to the podium and announce, “Welcome to the 2012 NFL Draft,” let’s fast forward and take a peek at what’s on the horizon for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Southern California quarterback Matt Barkley leads a potentially strong crop of draft-eligible prospects, who may consider leaving school early; 15 of the 25 players featured in my Big Board are underclassmen. Some of the prospects listed in my Big Board are also teammates; five teams (Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame and USC) have at least two players listed... read more



Top 25 NFL Draft Prospect Reflections
Posted: April 14, 2012
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Robert Griffin III | Baylor Athletics

An extension of my Top 25 Big Board, the Top 25 Prospect Reflections features the 25 prospects listed on my Big Board and previous NFL prospects to whom they compare. Some of the comparisons may seem obvious, but the goal isn't to identify every prospect with an All-Pro or Hall of Fame NFL player; it's to compare this year's talent to current and past NFL players as collegiate prospects entering the NFL.

Again, these comparisons are not a reflection of how the prospects' careers will unfold at the next level; I'm comparing them as prospects. For example, Robert Griffin III reflects Andre Ware as a prospect. They possess similar body types, throwing styles, athleticism, collegiate production, accolades, etc.
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Updated Big Board
Posted: April 12, 2012
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Melvin Ingram | South Carolina Athletics

We're two weeks away from the NFL Draft and draft boards are starting to come together all around the National Football League. Many prospects have helped their stock with their performances this offseason and others have hurt their draft positioning for various reasons.

In regards to my Big Board, not much has changed except for some shuffling of the prospects that appeared in my previous version. A few prospects that have elevated their status on my board are South Carolina hybrid Melvin Ingram and cornerback Stephon Gilmore, as well as Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd... read more



Three-Round NFL Mock Draft
Posted: April 10, 2012
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Andrew Luck | Stanford Athletics

The draft process is winding down and we're only two weeks away from draft day, so I thought this version of my mock draft, which will be my last version until I release my FINAL first-round mock draft on Wednesday, April 25th, would be a good time to unveil a three-round forecast.

I've had this mock draft laid out since Thursday, April 5th, but with the Easter holiday and creative elements that I feature it took a little time to put together... read more



5 Most Undervalued NFL Draft Offensive Prospects
Posted: April 3, 2012
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Nick Foles | Arizona Athletics

We’re less than a month away from the NFL Draft, and prospects are being shuffled on draft boards like a deck of cards. It’s all a part of the process, and there are many factors contributing to why a player is pushed up or down on a board.

Here are five offensive players that I feel are being undervalued at this point and time for various reasons - whether it’s because they didn’t test out well, don’t possess the desired attributes, slowed by injuries, etc... read more



5 Most Undervalued NFL Draft Defensive Prospects
Posted: April 1, 2012
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Courtney Upshaw | Alabama Athletics

We’re less than a month away from the NFL Draft, and prospects are being shuffled on draft boards like a deck of cards. It’s all a part of the process, and there are many factors contributing to why a player is pushed up or down on a board.

Here are five defensive players that I feel are being undervalued at this point and time for various reasons - whether it’s because they didn’t test out well, don’t possess the desired attributes, slowed by injuries, etc... read more



Vikings Could Benefit From Eagles Loss of Peters
Posted: March 31, 2012
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Matt Kalil | USC Athletics

The Philadelphia Eagles received some devastating news on Tuesday of this week, but it wasn’t made public until Friday afternoon that All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters suffered a ruptured right Achilles and will likely be out 9 – 12 months.

Outside of Michael Vick or LeSean McCoy, losing Peters is the worst possible news the Eagles could’ve been dealt going into the 2012 season. To date, the Eagles have had a strong offseason by keeping their existing players happy with competitive contracts and contract extensions, and they made a splash by trading for two-time Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans, who ironically is 15 months removed from an Achilles injury... read more



15 NFL Teams Attend Fresno State Pro Day
Posted: March 28, 2012
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Devon Wylie | Fresno State Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 15 NFL teams attended Fresno State’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 28th. The following teams were in Fresno to observe the Bulldogs talent – the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The prospect that scouts were anxious to get a closer look at on Wednesday was wide receiver Devon Wylie. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound Wylie impressed scouts with his athleticism, route running and speed at the Scouting Combine last month... read more



30 NFL Teams Attend South Carolina Pro Day
Posted: March 28, 2012
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Alshon Jeffery | South Carolina Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 30 NFL teams attended South Carolina’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 28th. The two teams that did not attend were the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles.

Entering Wednesday’s pro day, the most intrigue surrounded my 29th rated prospect for next month’s NFL Draft, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery, who measured in at the Scouting Combine at 6-3 and a trimmed down 216 pounds, declined to workout at the Combine and decided to save his workout for the Gamecocks Pro Day. And from the buzz that’s making its way around the football universe, Jeffery impressed the assembled gathered in Columbia, SC... read more



18 NFL Teams Attend Coastal Carolina Pro Day
Posted: March 27, 2012
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Josh Norman | Coastal Carolina Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 18 NFL teams attended Coastal Carolina’s Pro Day on Tuesday, March 27th. The following teams were in Conway, South Carolina to observe the Chanticleers talent – the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins.

It’s possible that more teams were in attendance on Tuesday, but the aforementioned teams were all that I was able to confirm... read more



17 NFL Teams Attend East Carolina Pro Day
Posted: March 22, 2012
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Dominique Davis | East Carolina Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 17 NFL teams attended East Carolina’s Pro Day on Thursday, March 22nd. The following teams were in Greenville to observe the Pirates talent – the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.

The most intriguing prospect from East Carolina is quarterback Dominique Davis. A raw talent, who possesses the athleticism and size (6-foot-3, 218 pounds) needed to make it at the next level; Davis could be an interesting late-round selection of a team looking for a developmental quarterback... read more



25 NFL Teams Attend Baylor Pro Day
Posted: March 21, 2012
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Robert Griffin III | Baylor Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 25 NFL teams attended Baylor’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 21st. I was able to track down five of the seven teams that were not represented in Waco on Wednesday - Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

The main attraction on Wednesday was quarterback Robert Griffin III. The 6-foot-2, 223-pound Griffin, who dazzled NFL personnel at the Scouting Combine with his explosive workout... read more



27 NFL Teams Attend Boston College Pro Day
Posted: March 21, 2012
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Luke Kuechly | Boston College Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 27 NFL teams attended Boston College’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 21st. The five teams not represented on Wednesday were the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings.

The top prospect for the Eagles is 6-foot-3, 242-pound inside linebacker Luke Kuechly. Kuechly, who is currently rated 13th overall on my Big Board, and is projected to be a top 15 pick in next month’s NFL Draft. Reiff had a standout showing at the Scouting Combine last month and ran a 4.58 in the 40, posted 27 reps on the bench and generated a 38-inch vertical and 10’3” broad jump... read more



29 NFL Teams Attend Iowa Pro Day
Posted: March 19, 2012
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Riley Reiff | Iowa Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 29 NFL teams attended Iowa’s Pro Day on Monday, March 19th. The three teams not represented on Monday were the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets and Washington Redskins.

There were many notables in attendance to observe the talent in Iowa with the strongest contingent being from the Kansas City Chiefs. Representing the Chiefs at Iowa’s Pro Day were: General Manager Scott Pioli, Head Coach Romeo Crennel, offensive line coach Jack Bicknell and wide receivers coach Nick Sirianni... read more



18 NFL Teams Attend Oregon State Pro Day
Posted: March 17, 2012
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James Rodgers | Oregon State Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 18 NFL teams attended Oregon State’s Pro Day on Friday, March 16th. The following teams were in Corvallis: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans.

The Beavers don’t have any high round prospects eligible for this April’s draft, but playmaker James Rodgers and free safety Brandon Hardin will receive mid-to-late round consideration... read more



25 NFL Teams Attend Virginia Tech Pro Day
Posted: March 15, 2012
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David Wilson | Virginia Tech Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 25 NFL teams attended Virginia Tech’s Pro Day on Thursday, March 15th. The seven teams that weren’t in attendance were the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks
and Tennessee Titans.

The top prospect for the Hokies in this year’s draft is 5-foot-10, 206-pound running back David Wilson. Wilson is a borderline first-round draft pick and will likely be a high second-round selection next month. At the Scouting Combine, Wilson had an impressive workout and flashed his attributes to NFL personnel. He ran a 4.49 in the 40, and displayed his explosiveness by generating a 41-inch vertical and 11-foot broad jump... read more



28 NFL Teams Attend Penn State Pro Day
Posted: March 15, 2012
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Devon Still | Penn State Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 28 NFL teams attended Penn State’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 14th. The four teams that weren’t in Happy Valley were the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins.

The top prospect for the Nittany Lions in this year’s draft is 6-foot-4, 303-pound defensive tackle Devon Still. Still didn’t standout during his workout at the Scouting Combine, where he ran a 5.08 in the 40, posted 26 reps in the bench press and generated a 29.5 inch vertical... read more



31 NFL Teams Attend Michigan State Pro Day
Posted: March 15, 2012
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Jerel Worthy | Michigan State Athletics

I’ve confirmed that 31 NFL teams attended Michigan State’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 14th. The Kansas City Chiefs were the only team not in East Lansing.

The top prospect for the Spartans in this year’s draft is not quarterback Kirk Cousins, but 6-foot-2, 308-pound defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. Worthy had an average workout at the Scouting Combine last month and was timed a 5.08 in the 40, and generated a 28.5 inch vertical... read more



30 NFL Teams Attend Ohio State Pro Day
Posted: March 9, 2012
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Mike Adams | Ohio State Athletics

I’ve confirmed that all 32 NFL teams, except for the Chicago Bears and New York Jets, attended Ohio State’s Pro Day on Friday, March 9th.

The top prospect for the Buckeyes in this year’s draft is offensive tackle Mike Adams, who at the Scouting Combine measured in at 6-7 and 323 pounds. Adams failed to impress at the Combine after running a 5.40 in the 40, benching 225 pounds just 19 times and generating a 28.5-inch vertical and an 8’4” broad jump... read more



31 NFL Teams Attend USC Pro Day
Posted: March 8, 2012
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Matt Kalil | USC Athletics

I’ve confirmed that all 32 NFL teams, except for the Kansas City Chiefs, attended Southern California’s Pro Day on Wednesday, March 7th.

The top prospect for USC in this year’s draft is offensive tackle Matt Kalil, who measured in at 6-6 ½ and 308 pounds on Wednesday and stood on all of the numbers he produced at the Scouting Combine. Kalil should be a top 3 draft pick in April and appears destined for the Minnesota Vikings... read more



Draft Nemesis: Konz vs. Jones
Posted: February 25, 2012
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Peter Konz | Wisconsin Athletics (David Stluka)

Today, I turn my attention towards the top-two centers. Wisconsin's Peter Konz is destined to be a first-round pick and has the athleticism, size and versatility that teams covet. Although he lined up as a center in college, he could transition to guard at the next level. On the other hand, Jones may be the safe bet for a team looking for a true center prospect. He's not as athletic as Konz, but he's consistent and gives great effort on every down.

The Draft Nemesis feature is a condensed breakdown featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board, Mock Draft and/or Top 100... read more



Draft Nemesis: DeCastro vs. Glenn
Posted: February 20, 2012
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Cordy Glenn | Georgia Athletics

Today, I turn my attention towards the top-two offensive guards. Stanford's David DeCastro is the premiere interior offensive lineman in the draft, and is widely regarded as a possible Top 10 draft pick. Georgia's Cordy Glenn is coming on strong after a solid showing at the Senior Bowl, and the size and versatility that he possesses will be attractive to teams that hold Top 20 selections.

Again, the Draft Nemesis feature is a condensed breakdown featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board, Mock Draft and/or Top 100... read more



Draft Nemesis: Allen vs. Charles
Posted: February 17, 2012
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Dwayne Allen | Clemson Athletics

Today, I turn my attention to the tight end position. In my opinion, there isn't a TE worthy of a first-round pick, but the top-two TEs, Clemson's Dwayne Allen and Georgia's Orson Charles, will challenge for opening frame consideration and I pose them against each other in my latest Draft Nemesis feature.

Again, the Draft Nemesis feature is a condensed breakdown featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board, Mock Draft and/or Top 100... read more



Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles Bouncing Back
Posted: February 17, 2012
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Ryan Broyles | Oklahoma Athletics

Three months removed from season-ending ACL surgery, Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles confirmed with me during a phone interview that he’s training in California and is back on the field; in his words, “doing everything, but not everything at full speed,” as he prepares for the NFL Scouting Combine, which takes place on February 22nd – 28th in Indianapolis.

The encouraging news on Broyles is that not only is he back on the field, but he ran a 40-yard dash a couple of days ago and was timed at a 4.70. That is a great sign and it shows how much progress he's made in just a few months. When asked what he ran the 40 in prior to the injury, Broyles said, “Prior to the injury, I ran a 4.4."... read more


Draft Nemesis: James vs. Miller
Posted: February 14, 2012
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Lamar Miller | Miami Athletics

Today, I turn my attention to the running back position. Since Alabama's Trent Richardson is in a class of his own, I decided to pose the No. 2 and 3 running backs, respectively, on my board in the latest Draft Nemesis feature: Oregon's LaMichael James and Miami's Lamar Miller.

Again, the Draft Nemesis feature is a condensed breakdown featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board, Mock Draft and/or Top 100... read more


Draft Nemesis: Reiff vs. Kalil
Posted: February 12, 2012
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Riley Reiff | Iowa Athletics

Today, I feature the top-two offensive tackles available in this year's draft, Iowa's Riley Reiff and USC's Matt Kalil.

Again, the Draft Nemesis feature is a condensed breakdown featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board and Mock Draft... read more



Draft Nemesis: Luck vs. Griffin III
Posted: February 10, 2012
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Andrew Luck | Stanford Athletics

In the first Draft Nemesis feature I analyzed Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon against Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright (click here to view it). At this point, Blackmon has the edge, but Wright is rising up draft boards and could ultimately land in the Top 10.

Today, I feature the top-two quarterbacks available in this year's draft, Stanford's Andrew Luck and Baylor's Robert Griffin III. Again, the Draft Nemesis feature is a condensed breakdown featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board and Mock Draft... read more


Draft Nemesis: Blackmon vs. Wright
Posted: February 8, 2012
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Justin Blackmon | OSU Marketing

As the NFL Scouting Combine approaches there are many positional battles that have to be sorted out. The debate between the top quarterbacks, Stanford's Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin, will take centerstage, and the top offensive tackles, defensive ends, linebackers, etc... will also be discussed.

Today, I breakdown the top two wide receivers, Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and Baylor's Kendall Wright, in a condensed manner, featuring a PowerGrid, attributes, top performances and current position in my Big Board and Mock Draft... read more


Vinny Curry Scouting Report
Posted: February 3, 2012
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Vinny Curry | Marshall Athletics

This is the time of year where under-the-radar prospects can elevate their draft status with impressive showings at All-Star games, such as the Senior Bowl, and Scouting Combine with their performance during drills and team interviews.

One player who stood out at the Senior Bowl and now finds himself in the discussion as a potential first-round pick is Marshall defensive end Vinny Curry... read more


Senior Bowl Practice Recap
Posted: January 27, 2012
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Senior Bowl

The Senior Bowl is a great event and it serves a purpose; it's the kickoff to the draft process for the NFL. It's a place where NFL front offices, coaches and scouts get a chance to see "most of" the top senior talent up close for the first time.

But, let's keep the Senior Bowl in perspective, as Allen Iverson famously said, "I mean listen, we're sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we're talking about practice."

That's all the Senior Bowl is, it's practice; an opportunity for NFL organizations and media members alike to observe the senior prospects up close, and to team representatives to acquire background checks and the media to conduct interviews for newspapers and websites... read more


Robert Griffin III Scouting Report
Posted: January 26, 2012
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Robert Griffin III | Baylor Athletics

The meteoric rise of Robert Griffin III, as one of the nation's premier quarterbacks in 2011, was an unexpected surprise that now has many fans and media wondering if he's worthy of the top pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The answer is no; he's not as NFL ready as Luck, and the transition to the NFL for Griffin III will take patience. However, he's destined to be a top three overall selection, and the team that selects Griffin III will likely have him behind center from Day One.

Tread slowly... read more