Prospect Review: Florida vs. Georgia ’13

February 3rd, 2014

Florida vs. Georgia ‘13

The annual outdoor cocktail party featured two teams ravaged by injuries throughout the season. Both teams entered at 4-3 and coming off byes. Both teams had also lost two in a row. This early November date on a cloudy day featured little wind and mild 73 degree temperatures. Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson had the call for CBS.

It was a very chippy affair, with numerous after-the-whistle activities and fights. The Bulldogs pounced to an early 20-3 lead, but Florida controlled most of the second half. A long drive by Georgia ran out the clock on a 23-20 Bulldogs win. Read the rest of this entry »


Five Draft Thoughts for Super Bowl Sunday

February 2nd, 2014

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Another Super Bowl, another year with the Lions long hibernating well before the big game. This is draft season for Detroit. Here are some thoughts on some players and strategies rattling around my head for this national holiday.

1. A couple of different little birdies have intimated that Louis Delmas will have to swallow a lot of pride, not to mention a few million dollars, if he wants to return to Detroit. He might not be willing to do that, which makes getting a NFL-ready safety a much bigger priority in the draft. Read the rest of this entry »


Senior Bowl Week Top 20

January 28th, 2014

Aaron Donald was the best in Mobile (photo Getty Images)

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

Perspective is a virtue when it comes to evaluating Senior Bowl prospects at the end of the week. Each player has multiple seasons worth of game tape out there where they played in diverse schemes instead of the vanilla looks of Saturday’s game. The lack of chemistry between players in only a week playing together is also a big factor in their performances.

Comparing prospects as they practice next to each other in the same drills is a worthwhile tool though. Some did themselves favors by showing technical ability or athletic potential that shined when compared to others at their position group or prospects they competed with directly. Little changed from the way I thought of the best prospects coming into the week, but certain guys solidified themselves near the top or bottom of this list.

1. Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Martin staked his claim to be the first player drafted from the Senior Bowl with a phenomenal week and consistent Read the rest of this entry »


Peyton Manning’s Remarkable Road to Perfection

January 27th, 2014

Peyton Manning’s neck scar

Editor’s note: From time to time we like to allow something a little different here. Since it’s Super Bowl week, it’s a good time for a nice perspective from a loyal fan about Peyton Manning’s neck surgeries. 

By Jason Foster

I am in awe of Peyton Manning.  I can barely put into words what he was able to do Sunday.  It wasn’t just the mastery of the game, the ability to perfectly place a football, or even his ability to shout “Omaha”.  What impressed me is that he was even able to play at all.  Read the rest of this entry »


Senior Bowl Day 3 Notebook

January 22nd, 2014

 

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

The final day of fully-padded practices was another one with plenty of takeaways despite the stands having half as many people for the South practice in the afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »


Senior Bowl: Tuesday Thoughts

January 21st, 2014

 

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’ve had a chance to watch just about every position group on both rosters over the first two days. Here are my takeaways so far:

–The centers are separating themselves into classes. Colorado State’s Weston Richburg and Florida State’s Bryan Stork have risen to the top, Read the rest of this entry »






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