Ryan Lownes

Ryan is currently an undergraduate student at Ohio University pursuing a degree in Sport Management. He has been attending the NFL Draft in New York City since 2005 and has aspirations of a career in scouting. He is currently a draft writer and analyst on the Draft Breakdown team, posting his latest rankings, mock drafts, scouting reports, and more. Be sure to follow Ryan on twitter for year-round NFL Draft analysis.


Jeremy Beal vs. Oklahoma State (2010)

April 20, 2012

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Scouting Report: Doug Martin

March 14, 2012

NCAA FOOTBALL: SEP 03 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game - Boise State v Georgia

Doug Martin

 

Position: RB School: Boise State Height: 5’9 1/4" Weight: 223 lbs Class: Junior 40 time: 4.55 All-Star Game: Senior Bowl Team Captain: No Draft Projection: Mid 1st/Early 2nd Round

 

Summary

 

Doug Martin is one of this class’s most complete and promising backs. Among other attributes, his combination of vision, balance, and burst stands out on film. He projects as a three down back at the next level, with the receiving and blocking ability necessary to see playing time early. Expect Martin to be the second running back off the board, potentially as early as the middle of the first round.

 

Inside Runner

 

In the NFL, the 5’9” Doug Martin will be gaining the majority of his yards between the tackles. As a compact runner with a low center of gravity and good acceleration, he showed the ability to pick up the (read more…)

Three Round Mock Draft

February 20, 2012

New Mock Drafts

1. Indianapolis Colts

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford

 

A no-brainer pick for the franchise in the midst of a massive overhaul. The Bill Polian-Peyton Manning era is officially over in Indianapolis and whether Manning remains the starter or not, the future of the Colts will depend on the success of the Stanford prodigy. Andrew Luck is a rarely cerebral quarterback prospect with both the physical and the mental ability to be a perennial All-Pro in the NFL. There won’t be any suspense surrounding the first pick in April, this one is already set.

 

2. St. Louis Rams

 

Matt Kalil – OT – USC

 

Many experts feel this pick will be up for sale with teams pushing hard for the next highest ranked signal-caller, Robert Griffin III. Though that is bound to be a tempting option, the Rams may instead opt to use this pick (read more…)

New Two Round Mock Draft

January 29, 2012

New Mock Drafts

1. Indianapolis Colts

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford

 

A no-brainer pick for the franchise in the midst of a massive overhaul. The Bill Polian-Peyton Manning era is officially over in Indianapolis and whether Manning remains the starter or not, the future of the Colts will depend on the success of the Stanford prodigy. There won’t be any suspense surrounding the first pick in April, this one is already set. 2. St. Louis Rams

 

Matt Kalil – OT – USC

 

Many experts feel this pick will be up for sale with teams pushing hard for the next highest ranked signal-caller, Robert Griffin III. If the Rams keep this pick, they will be using it to aid Sam Bradford. Many expect the team to seek out a true #1 wide receiver here, but Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon is not in the elite Calvin Johnson/A.J. Green league. No (read more…)

Ryan Lownes’ Latest Mock Draft

January 16, 2012

New Mock Drafts

1. Indianapolis Colts

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford

 

A no-brainer pick for the franchise in the midst of a massive overhaul. The Bill Polian-Peyton Manning era is officially over in Indianapolis and whether Manning remains the starter or not, the future of the Colts will depend on the success of the Stanford prodigy. There won’t be any suspense surrounding the first pick in April, this one is already set. 2. St. Louis Rams

 

Matt Kalil – OT – USC

 

Many experts feel this pick will be up for sale with teams pushing hard for the next highest ranked signal-caller, Robert Griffin III. If the Rams keep this pick they will be using it to aid Sam Bradford. No offensive line allowed more sacks during the 2011 season and Kalil gives St. Louis an elite blind-side protector. 3. Minnesota Vikings

 

Riley Reiff – OT – (read more…)

Top 50 Big Board

January 15, 2012

Richardson

Ryan Lownes provides us a look at his updated Top 50 Big Board.

 

Have any thoughts or questions about Ryan’s rankings? Be sure to drop a note in the comments below or over at the Draft Breakdown message board.

 

 

#

Name

Position

School

Stock

1

Andrew Luck

QB

Stanford

2

Matt Kalil

OT

Southern Cal

3

Trent Richardson

RB

Alabama

4

Morris Claiborne

CB

LSU

5

Robert Griffin III

QB

Baylor

6

Justin Blackmon

WR

Oklahoma State

7

Dre Kirkpatrick

CB

Alabama

8

David DeCastro

OG

Stanford

9

Riley Reiff

(read more…)

Top 50 Big Board

November 20, 2011

Trent Richardson

After breaking down close to an entire season’s worth of tape, Ryan Lownes provides us a look at his updated Top 50 Big Board.

 

Have any thoughts or questions about Ryan’s rankings? Be sure to drop a note in the comments below or over at the Draft Breakdown message board.

 

 

 

#

Name

Position

School

Class

Stock

1

Andrew Luck

QB

Stanford

Jr.

2

Matt Kalil

OT

Southern California

Jr.

3

Matt Barkley

QB

Southern California

Jr.

4

Trent Richardson

RB

Alabama

Jr.

5

Morris Claiborne

CB

LSU

Jr.

6

Robert Griffin III

QB

Baylor

Jr.

7

(read more…)

2012 QB Rankings

November 18, 2011

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The college season is winding down and the 2012 quarterback class is starting to take shape behind Andrew Luck.

 

After countless hours of film study, I’ve concluded the passing-driven NFL can expect one of the strongest crops seen in years when April’s draft rolls around. It appears as if up to six QBs could potentially come off the board in the first 50 picks or so. The class is deep as well with some middle- to late-round gems that could outplay their draft position.

 

Here are my top 10 quarterbacks likely to be part of April’s draft:

 

 

1. Andrew Luck — Stanford

 

Andrew Luck is a remarkably cerebral player, a rare leader, competitor, and winner. He is an excellent decision-maker who shows a great understanding of anticipation, timing, and ball placement. Few college quarterbacks control their team’s offensive responsibilities and play-calling to the extent that (read more…)

Crystal Ball: Seeing into the Future of Andrew Luck

November 18, 2011

Andrew Luck

 

“Suck for Luck.”

 

We have heard the phrase from the beginning of the NFL season. The widely accepted assumption is that no matter which team finishes with the league’s worst record, Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck will be the first player off the board in April’s draft.

 

The dust has officially settled and it is the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts with a firm hold over the top spot with a putrid 0-10 record. Losing by an average of seventeen points a game, the struggling Colts figure to be stuck at the bottom of the standings all season. Without Manning, the once proud franchise has lost their edge. They have struggled to move the football, both through the air and on the ground. The defense cannot seem to stop a nosebleed.

 

Right now, Andrew Luck figures to be Indianapolis’ savior. As an (read more…)

NFL Power Rankings – Week Nine

November 3, 2011

Steeler

Resident power rankings guru Ryan Lownes shares with us his weekly writeup.

 

Love or hate where he has your favorite team stacked up? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below or over at the Draft Breakdown message board.

 

 

Rank

Team

Explanation

Last

1

Green Bay Packers

(7-0)

The lone remaining unbeaten team has shown few weaknesses to this point and appears poised for another deep playoff run. If they can find consistency on the ground, they may be unstoppable.

1

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

(6-2)

Despite being banged up at linebacker and along the offensive line, Mike Tomlin has his team playing Pittsburgh Steelers football. The win over New England cemented their status as a contender in the AFC.

4

3

Detroit Lions

(6-2)

The Lions faced little in (read more…)

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