Andrew Parsons

Andrew is an avid follower of the NFL and takes great interest in the NFL Draft. He has a background in football, and enjoys the process of watching and evaluating talent. Andrew appreciates the challenge that comes with scouting, and aspires to one day be a part of the decision making process for a team.


Andrew Parsons’ Final Mock Draft

April 24, 2013

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Andrew Parsons’ 2 Round Mock Draft (Trades Included): 4/9

April 9, 2013

2013 draft

FIRST ROUND

1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

Haven’t changed this pick. All indications have been that this is their guy. 2. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

Another pick that I don’t see myself changing as the draft approaches. New QB is the next logical step in the Jaguars rebuilding process. 3. Oakland Raiders: OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon

Last time, I went with Ziggy Ansah here. This time around, I chose Jordan. I know the Raiders signed a couple of free agent linebackers, but they are versatile, and so is Jordan. There’s a lot of options there. 4. Philadelphia Eagles: DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

Versatility seems to be the name of the game for the Eagles, and Star fits that mold better than Sharrif Floyd. 5. Detroit Lions: OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

One can easily make the chase that Fisher is superior to Joeckel. (read more…)

Andrew Parsons’ 3 Round Mock Draft (3/27)

March 27, 2013

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Texas A&M

FIRST ROUND

1. Kansas City Chiefs: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

When adding up all the moves that have been made by the Chiefs this offseason, you have to figure the pick will be used for the guy they’ve been linked to all along. 2. Jacksonville Jaguars: QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

New ownership, new management, new coach. New QB? I think so. Especially with GM David Caldwell coming from an organization (Falcons) that decided to pair a defensive minded head coach with a quarterback that everyone wasn’t sold on as a top pick. 3. Oakland Raiders: DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

A bit off the grid with this one. I don’t see the Floyd pick that everyone else does. With the lack of overall talent on the team,  signings of DTs Pat Sims and Vance Walker, and the option to move Lamarr Houston inside, I just can’t see another DT (read more…)

Andrew Parsons’ Overall Tiered Big Board

March 25, 2013

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Andrew Parsons’ 2013 Tiered Top 100 Big Board

1. OG Chance Warmack, Alabama

2. DE Cornelius Carradine, FSU

3. LB Arthur Brown, Kansas State

TIER 2

4. OLB Dion Jordan

5. DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

6. OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

7. QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

8. OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU

9. DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

TIER 3

10. OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

11. OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

12. LB Alec Ogletree, Georgia

13. WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

14. WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia

15. DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

16. OG Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina

TIER 4

17. DT Jesse (read more…)

Positional Rankings: Defense

March 25, 2013

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2013 NFL DRAFT- Defense

Edge Players (43 DE/34 OLB)

1. Cornelius Carradine, FSU (43 DE)

2. Dion Jordan, Oregon (34 OLB)

3. Barkevious Mingo, LSU (34 OLB)

4. Ezekial Ansah, BYU (43 DE)

5. Bjoern Werner, FSU (43 DE)

TIER 2

6. Cornelius Washington, Georgia (43 DE)

7. Alex Okafor, Texas (43 DE)

TIER 3

8. Jarvis Jones, Georgia (34 OLB)

9. Damontre Moore (34 OLB)

TIER 4

10. Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi (34 OLB)

11. Quanterrus Smith, WKU (34 OLB)

12. Michael Buchanan, Illinois (43 DE)

13. Corey Lemonier, Auburn (34 OLB)

14. Malliciah Goodman, Clemson (43 DE)

15. John Simon, Ohio State (34 OLB)

16. Trevardo Williams, UConn (34 OLB)

 

TIER 5

17.  Stansly Maponga, TCU (43 DE)

18. Sam Montgomery, LSU (43 DE)

19. Lavar Edwards, LSU (43 DE)

20. Brandon Jenkins, FSU (34 OLB)

21. Mike Catapano, Princeton (43 DE)

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Positional Rankings: Offense

March 25, 2013

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2013 NFL DRAFT- Offense

Quarterbacks

 

1. Geno Smith, West Virginia

TIER 2

2. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

3. Zac Dysert, Miami (OH)

TIER 3

4. EJ Manuel, FSU

5. Matt Barkley, USC

6. Tyler Bray, Tennessee

7. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

8. Mike Glennon, NC State

TIER 4

9. Sean Renfree, Duke

10. Matt Scott, Arizona

 

TIER 5

11. Landry Jones, Oklahoma

12. Ryan Griffin, Tulane

13. Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech

14. Seth Doege, Texas Tech

15. Brad Sorenson, Southern Utah

 

Runningbacks

 

1. Christine Michael, Texas A&M

2. Eddie Lacy, Alabama

TIER 2

3. Jonathan Franklin, UCLA

4. Giovanni Bernard, North Carolina

5. Montee Ball, Wisconsin

6. Le’veon Bell, Michigan State

TIER 3

7. Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt

8. Dennis Johnson, Arkansas

9. Andre Ellington, Clemson

10. Mike Gillislee, Florida

11. Spencer Ware, LSU

TIER 4

12 Stepfan Taylor, Stanford

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“My Guys” List

March 20, 2013

Dion was the 2013 prospect that I started with, by nothing more than chance.

In sports when you show an affinity towards a player, or express a higher opinion on him than most of your peers, you become almost linked to that player. This effect becomes amplified in the NFL Draft realm, as being a “draftnik” is far from an exact science, it’s all about projection. Show two evaluators the same tape of a prospect, and it shouldn’t be a surprise if they come to different conclusions.  Sometimes the link comes from being at the forefront of recognizing a prospect before he garners major recognition; sometimes it’s about acting like the prospect’s hype man. The exact reason is often unimportant, once others start to pick up on that affinity, or that “link”, the prospect becomes a term we’ve all heard, or have used in describing this connection; the prospect becomes “your guy.”

The idea of a “My Guys” list is something that came to (read more…)

Andrew Parsons’ Post-Combine Mock Draft

February 28, 2013

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2013 Post Combine Mock

1. Kansas City (2-14): OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

2. Jacksonville (2-14): QB Geno Smith, West Virginia

3. Oakland (4-12): DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

4. Philadelphia (4-12): OLB Dion Jordan, Oregon

5. Detroit (4-12): CB Dee Milliner, Alabama

6. Cleveland (5-11): OLB Ziggy Ansah, BYU

7. Arizona (5-11): OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

8. Buffalo (6-10): WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

9. New York Jets (6-10): OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU

10. Tennessee (6-10): OG Chance Warmack, Alabama

11. San Diego (7-9): OT Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

12. Miami (7-9): CB Xavier Rhodes, FSU (Note: Projecting FA WR signing, Starks tag)

13. Tampa Bay (7-9): DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

14. Carolina (7-9): DT Sheldon Richardson, Missouri

15. New Orleans (7-9): DE/OLB Bjoern Werner, FSU

16. St. Louis (7-8-1): OL DJ Fluker, Alabama

17. Pittsburgh (8-8): OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

18. Dallas (8-8): S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

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Don’t Forget Buchanan

January 8, 2013

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The first round isn’t the only place to find a stud in the NFL Draft. Sometimes, players just fall right into a team’s lap. This is where a team can hit a homerun and get a difference maker much lower in the draft than they should have. In this year’s class, one player in particular stands out to me as a potential match for that description. That player is Illinois DE/OLB Michael Buchanan. My #2 overall prospect in this year’s class is Oregon DE Dion Jordan. When I was watching film over the summer, I felt as if based on his Junior season tape, Michael Buchanan was just a tick behind Jordan, and was potential more developed as a pure pass rusher. In the 2012 Draft, the other Illinois DE, Whitney Mercilus, went #26 overall to the Houston Texans, and I felt as if Buchanan was a vastly superior player. (read more…)

Dion Sims Evaluation

January 3, 2013

Dion Sims

Yesterday, according to Joe Schad, Michigan State TE Dion Sims declared for the NFL Draft as many have long expected. Sims didn’t put up monster stats his Junior season, but he most likely realized that he was unlikely to see a massive increase in his production his Senior year with the Michigan State offense being far from a juggernaut. In fact, more often than one would expect of a TE in today’s game, Sims stayed in as a blocker on passing plays, which certainly hindered his potential production. Much of the intrigue that will come with Sims is due to the fact that he’s 6’6 and 285 pounds. While with that size, you definitely would expect him to be a mauling in-line blocker, Sims has also showcased soft hands and ability in the open field during this past season.

Despite his massive size, I was (read more…)

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