September 10, 2013
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.
September 10, 2013
In a unique stats/film study mind meld, we’ve created a new draft resource at DB: video passing charts.
Now, in addition to having access to our statistical breakdowns, you’ll be able to see every throw we chart! Just click on the passing numbers below and our pop-up cutups will appear.
This is just the first of many passing charts we’ll be unveiling, so feel free to send us feedback & suggestions on how we can make future charts better! Video of Morris vs Florida courtesy of Adrian Ahufinger.
September 3, 2013
September 2, 2013
August 31, 2013
August 26, 2013
1. Jeff Mathews (Cornell)
Jeff Mathews is the best quarterback you’ve probably never heard of. He plays against non-scholarship athletes in the Ivy League, but also plays with them — his receiving corps tends to be especially drop-prone. He’s also the only “top” quarterback in this class with slightly above average height, which should help endear him to teams & scouts that have baseline measurables.
Mathews’ strong arm and top-flight deep ball make him a perfect fit for a team that runs a vertical offense, such as Arizona or Cleveland. He’s a very intelligent quarterback (Ivy League, who would have guessed?) with underrated mobility, but he isn’t the most proficient passer on the move.
While “QB wins” is too often misused as a metric, Cornell is 11-19 in three seasons under Mathews, which inevitably will raise concerns. Not very many quarterbacks whose teams have accumulated fewer wins than losses end (read more…)
August 8, 2013
July 30, 2013
July 29, 2013
July 27, 2013