Rashaad Reynolds Scouting Report

April 16th, 2014

Prospect: Rashaad Reynolds, CB, Oregon State
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 189
Grade: 6.22 (Grading Scale)

Scouting Report:
Strengths: Fluid athlete with loose hips and ankles, can change direction on the fly…stays on his toes and is quick to react…natural feel for off-man and press-bail coverage…alert and aggressive with the ball in the air Read the rest of this entry »


Final Defensive Tackle Big Board

April 16th, 2014

This year, Detroit Lions Draft offers a cumulative ranking for each position.

These are a combination of numerical rankings from founder/editor Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) and Lead Scout Darren Page (@DarrenPage15).

In order to make a ranking, one of the evaluators must have broken down at least three games from the 2013 season, or have enough of a prior background to offer an educated opinion. Read the rest of this entry »


Marcus Lucas Scouting Report

April 15th, 2014

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

            

By: Josh Keatley

Size is one of the few elements that cannot be coached up, so when a prospect has the perfect frame, scouts tend to salivate. This is especially true if that prospect plays wide receiver when size can cause huge mismatches. A few inches can influence the passing game immensely and that will play a huge role in Lucas’ draft stock. Read the rest of this entry »


Draft Bout: Eric Ebron vs. Jace Amaro

April 14th, 2014

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Darren Page

North Carolina’s Eric Ebron and Texas Tech’s Jace Amaro are ready to rumble.  These two have separated themselves as the top two tight ends in a relatively impressive group in this year’s draft class.  They take the ring in this heavyweight bout, looking to become the first tight end off the board in the 2014 NFL Draft.  Jace Amaro’s propensity to throw illegal punches (just ask the unfortunate defensive back from Minnesota) will have the eye of the referee. Read the rest of this entry »


Justin Gilbert Scouting Report

April 14th, 2014

Justin Gilbert, photo from Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Prospect: Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State
Height: 6’ and a hair
Weight: 202
Grade: 6.85 (Grading Scale)

 

Scouting Report:

Strengths: Good size and outstanding length for the position, with 33” arms…great natural athlete, exhibits smooth balance and movement with lots of fast-twitch muscle…ran a 4.35 40 at the Combine and that speed does translate to the field…has elite closing burst… Read the rest of this entry »


Draft Time Myths

April 13th, 2014

Which of these Aggies will be drafted first?

With less than four weeks to the 2014 NFL Draft, rumors and myths are flying about the airwaves and Twittersphere. Some of these have legit legs, while others are nothing more than hot air blown by those with questionable motivation or simply too much time on their hands. To quote Tommy Shaw:

“Yeah I’m sitting on this bar stool talking like a damn fool…
…So much chatter, so much noise, it’s hard to believe such a calamity. Is it any wonder I’m sane at all?”

That’s what happens in a protracted draft season. Every day is another crossing of the hellish speculative waters of the Styx.

Here are a few popular draft takes and whether you should lend them credence or simply chalk them up to too much time for minds to wander. Read the rest of this entry »



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