Justis Mosqueda

Justis started following the NFL Draft in 2006. After knee injuries ended his high school career, he focused on studying and covering the game. His obsession with quarterbacks can be blamed on the Favre and Rodgers era Green Bay Packers.

A Look at Oregon’s 2015 Prospects

December 10, 2014

Marcus Mariota

An inaugural playoff team, the Oregon Ducks have talent on both sides of the ball. As CBS’s Dane Brugler has pointed out several times this season, this could be the year for Oregon to break their program’s single-season record of players drafted to the next level.

Before going deeper into the roster, and it is deep, we must first begin with Marcus Mariota.


Marcus Mariota, QB, #8*

Mariota is in all likelihood going to be a top-five pick. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who follows college football or the NFL draft.

He’s an efficient quarterback who can throw as well on the run as in the pocket and has the breakaway speed to hit the home run ball. All in all, he looks like a crossbred version of Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill.

He’s still not completely filled out. Some will have issues with his (read more…)

Justis Mosqueda’s 2015 QB Passing Charts

August 24, 2014

Bryce Petty - Featured

An updated list of the QBs charted by Justis Mosqueda as part of his survey of the 2015 draft class.  

Five GIFs to Get to Know Hau’oli Kikaha

August 8, 2014

Hau'oli Kikaha - Featured

With the 2014 season fast approaching, one potential riser to keep an eye out for throughout the fall is U-Dub edge defender Hau’oli Kikaha. With a background in judo, this pass­ rusher uses technique and upper body strength to beat his opponents.

After back-­to-­back years with season-ending knee injuries, he produced at a very high level in 2013, notching 13 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss.

In 2014, he’s playing to prove his durability and to rewrite the Husky record book. If Kikaha is able to stay healthy, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if he jumps up into the first round of the 2015 draft.

Justis Mosqueda’s Early 2015 Mock

July 29, 2014

Leonard Williams - Featured

Be sure to tweet Justis your mock thoughts & questions at @JuMosq.  

Five GIFs to Get to Know Oregon OT Jake Fisher

July 18, 2014

Jake Fisher - Featured

On the surface, Jake Fisher doesn’t seem like a prospect that should be receiving an immense amount of praise coming into the 2014 season. While he’s only received one honorable mention All-Pac 12 tackle nod at this point in his career, Fisher is a talented tackle who’ll only grow in esteem among draftniks. A two-time “Pancake Club award” winner at Oregon, his talent isn’t unnoticed by teammates and coaches.

The projected third-year starter was ranked the 11th best player on Oregon’s roster by 247 Sports, as well as the ninth-ranked senior tackle prospect by NFL Draft Scout. Those projections, in my view, are selling Oregon’s right tackle short.

A high school tight end, Jake Fisher’s upside as an athletic, mauling lineman could warrant an Eric Fisher-like rise in his senior season. With top-tier athleticism, consistency will be the key to propel the offensive lineman, who (read more…)

Passing Charts: Bryce Petty vs Big 12 Competition

May 17, 2014

Bryce Petty - Featured

2013 Season Passing Charts by Justis Mosqueda


Math Rushers

February 27, 2014

Justin Houston

Math Rushers: Waldo

“Box score scouting” is as or more dangerous in the sport of football as any other on Earth. With 22 moving parts on any given play, it’s hard to come up with a metric to compare and/or contrast players that aren’t influenced by the system the player plays in, the strength of his opponent, or the strength of the teammates next to him.

The most important day for football evaluations comes in the spring: the NFL Draft. Teams hedge their futures on players. One single player can elevate the entire franchise to another level, ending up in raises or championships for those around them, as well as for himself.

On the contrast, some set a team back for years as they’re forced into the lineups due to their investment value. Imagine how different Buffalo would have been like had they taken Brian Orakpo or Clay (read more…)

QB Rankings by Justis Mosqueda

February 12, 2014


Joe Clancy vs Red (National Bowl) (2013)

January 26, 2014

Brett Smith vs New Mexico (2013)

December 17, 2013

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