Mock Draft V: Let’s Make a Deal

April 27th, 2014

Jeff Risdon

This version goes four full rounds. In the interest of time, I kept the commentary brief.

There are a handful of trades projected here. That’s what they are–projections. This is for edutainment, offering one idea as to how a completely unpredictable draft is going to play out.

The final mock draft will be seven full rounds and I will release that in two parts. The first three rounds will publish Wed. May 7th at 11 PM Eastern. The next four rounds will follow on Thurs. May 8th at 9 AM.

I will also do a “teamless” mock draft of the first 100 picks that will come out either that Wed. morning or possibly even Tuesday night. That one tends to be the most accurate projection of player to draft slot, which is always my overriding goal in any mock draft. Read the rest of this entry »


Brock Vereen Scouting Report

April 27th, 2014

Minnesota’s Brock Vereen (21) makes an interception with UNLV’s Devante Davis (81) covering during their NCAA college football game at Sam Boyd Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Prospect: Brock Vereen, S, Minnesota
Height: 5’11⅝”
Weight: 199
Grade: 6.3 (Grading Scale)

Measurements taken from the NFL Scouting Combine

Scouting Report:
Strengths: Above average closing speed with ability to recover in coverage…Fluid hips to transition in man coverage and run with receivers…Terrific body control to limit space for receivers and not attract flags…Positions himself well in zone coverage and shows route anticipation… Read the rest of this entry »


B.J. Lowery Scouting Report

April 24th, 2014

Prospect: B.J. Lowery, CB, Iowa

Height: 5’10⅛”

Weight: 192

Grade: 6.0 (Grading Scale)

Measurements taken from the NFL Scouting Combine

Scouting Report:

Strengths: Overall coverage instincts and situational awareness a plus…Above average mirroring skills for early-breaking routes, light feet…Fluid hips in transition Read the rest of this entry »


Marcus Martin Scouting Report

April 24th, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 1, 2012: USC Trojans guard Marcus Martin (66) gives quarterback Matt Barkley (7) plenty of time to look for an open receiver against Hawaii at the Los Angeles Coliseum on September 1, 2012. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

 

Prospect: Marcus Martin, C, Southern Cal
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 320
Grade: 7.2 (Grading Scale)

Scouting Report:
Strengths: Has above-average short-area burst and quickness…great natural size, has a husky build with bubble butt that teams want inside…even though he’s an early entrant he has 33 starts, including two seasons at guard…big hands (10”) and long arms (34”)… Read the rest of this entry »


2014 Schedule Released

April 23rd, 2014

Jeff Risdon

The NFL released the 2014 schedule with much ado. As I write this the NFL Network is about 20 minutes into a 3-hour hype fest celebrating the release, while ESPN is doing the same.

For the record, I find it overblown and fairly pointless to speculate about wins and losses on the schedule at this point. The only reason you should care about it is to schedule road trips, or plan for special games like the opening Monday Nighter. Read the rest of this entry »


Justin Ellis Draft Profile

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. Read the rest of this entry »






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