Posts Tagged ‘Matt Barkley’

Draft Matchup: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu vs. Marqise Lee

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Darren Page, DLD Lead Scout

This matchup features two eligible underclassmen for the 2014 NFL Draft in Marqise Lee and Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Each has evident first round talent. Lee’s skills may even warrant top ten talk, which isn’t crazy considering he’s looking like the best receiver prospect since A.J. Green if not Calvin Johnson. (more…)

Quarterback Big Board

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Geno Smith sits atop the QB rankings

The final rankings. Note that the projected draft range is often quite divergent from the ratings rank. The draft range was compiled with considerable input from a couple of NFL personnel people. I did not include players that none of our staff evaluated for more than one game.


10 Random Draft Thoughts

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Is Lane Johnson NFL-ready? We tackle this and other draft topics. (photo courtesy Sooner Nation)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

I’ve been watching a lot of corners and safeties and compiling notes for scouting reports, but I need a break. Here are ten random observations inspired by game notes, Twitter discourses, and various things I’ve seen and read in papers and around the web.

Play The Draft Market Reaction to Free Agency

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Matt Barkley is a strong buy recommendation

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

If you haven’t signed up yet for our draft network contest, I strongly encourage you to do so. There is still time and you could win some cool stuff.

With three days of free agency in the books, the draft picture might be a little clearer. Some teams at the top of the first round have made moves that appear to eliminate some candidates, while others have made moves that more clearly signify draft intent.

Matt Barkley and the Prodigy Syndrome

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

By Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Will Matt Barkley be better than Brady Quinn?

USC quarterback Matt Barkley is a very hot topic in draft circles these days, and not always for the reasons he would like to be. Heading into his senior season, Barkley sat atop most preseason mock drafts, watch lists and QB big boards. Expectations were very high for a prospect who many speculate would have been a top 15 draft pick had he entered the 2012 NFL Draft. While he hasn’t been bad, Barkley’s star has certainly fallen in the eyes of both scouting personnel and the general college football public.


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