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Justin Ellis Draft Profile

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

 

By: Beast (@Beast1530)

Profile:

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 334 lbs

Arm Length: 33”

Hand Size: 10”

40 Yard: 5.27

Bench: 25 Reps

Vertical: 28”

Broad: 92”

3 Cone: 7.81

20 Yard: 4.75

 

Strengths:

Justin Ellis is a massive DT who has the girth and strength to hold at the point of attack. (more…)


Final Big Board: Top 25

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

We are working on a Top 200 overall. These will be the combined aggregate rankings from Jeff Risdon and Darren Page. In the meantime, here is a look at the final Top 25.

The rankings were compiled independently; we did very little collaboration in creating our own boards. You will note some of the discrepancies in the variations of our individual rankings. (more…)


Brent Urban Draft Profile

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Brent Urban, the next Canuck in the NFL? (photo hamptonroads.org)

By: Josh Keatley

 

Everyone loves a bargain, and when the NFL Draft arrives every team will be looking for the next big steal. One way of finding a draft day steal is by selecting a prospect purely based off of potential. This is a word that is passed around often towards players that do not have much experience. In today’s NFL we are seeing more and more guys like Ezekiel Ansah, Jimmy Graham, and Margus Hunt being selected higher based largely on their athletic ability and the high ceiling that they possess. When evaluating Brent Urban, it is important to focus on what he will become and not what he is. (more…)


Recent Risers and their Merits

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Once all the information and misinformation gets sorted out, there are always prospects who are truly raising their draft stock.  Despite the consternation towards the actual existence of draft stock, it probably is a real thing.  Gauging it is something else entirely.

But why does it exist?  Recency bias towards new information that is gleaned from the combine, pro days, medical examinations, and interviews plays a big part.  It’s up to the masses to decipher whether or not too much of an emphasis is being put on new information.  Sometimes, new information isn’t new at all but reinfornces things that should have already been known.

Let’s take four names that, if they haven’t raised their stock in recent days, have at least gotten more run in the media.  Is the cream rising to the top, or is it something that just happens to float? (more…)


Nevin Lawson Scouting Report

Friday, April 18th, 2014

(AP Photo/Herald Journal, John Zsiray)

Prospect: Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah State
Height: 5’9 ½ “
Weight: 190
Grade: 6.85 (Grading Scale)

Scouting Report:

Strengths: Smooth, efficient athlete with excellent balance and body control…strong instincts and route anticipation, very quick to read the receiver and react accordingly…attacks screens and edge runs, reads them quickly…effective hit-and-wrap tackler…excellent at positioning his body along the sideline and forcing receivers off their intended path… (more…)


Ten Definitive Statements About This Draft

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

 

Jeff Risdon

It’s the peak of speculation season, and that leads to some nonsensical discussions and circular arguments where draft pundits attempt to leave themselves wiggle room on either side of an issue.

I find myself guilty of this at times too, and quite frankly it disgusts me. Have some confidence and authority to your opinions instead of sniveling behind the keyboard and changing your opinion when the prevailing winds alter course!

In that spirit, here are ten definitive statements I am comfortable making about the 2014 NFL Draft. I’d rather be boldly wrong than feebly correct. I strongly encourage y’all (hey, I lived in Texas!) to develop some testicular fortitude and do the same. (more…)



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