Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.


Rookie Reviews: Week 1

September 15, 2009

The final scores are in the book and Draft Breakdown is here to update you on how some of the top rookies in the 2009 draft performed in their NFL debuts. Mark Sanchez – QB – Jets If I had to decide, this would be the rookie of the week. Sanchez led the Jets into Houston and looked more like a 3 year veteran QB under center. The former USC signal caller finished the game 18 of 31 with 272 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception, giving him a QB rating of 84.3. Even though Sanchez threw a pick that led to a touchdown, he bounced back and helped the Jets drive down the field for another score. Kenny Britt – WR – Titans Britt had the early jump on the competition, playing in a nationally televised game on Thursday night…that just happened to be against the defending Super Bowl (read more…)

QB of the Week: Tate Forcier – Michigan

September 14, 2009

Tate Forcier

QB – Michigan Freshman

The Davey O’Brien award has named Michigan’s Tate Forcier as the QB of the week. Forcier led Michigan in a back and forth win against #18 Notre Dame. A true freshman, Forcier completed a 5 yard touchdown pass to Greg Matthews with 11 seconds left in the game. Forcier finished the game 23 of 33 with 240 yards, 2 touchdowns and one interception, helping Michigan become the 25th ranked team in the country. Other quarterbacks receiving votes this week included: USC’s Matt Barkley (FR), BYU’s Max Hall (SR), Houston’s Case Keenum (RS JR), Central Michigan’s Dan LeFevour (SR), Texas’ Colt McCoy (SR), and Florida’s Tim Tebow (SR). The O’Brien honors the nation’s best college quarterback of the year. Each week a subset of The O’Brien Selection Committee will name the quarterback of the week who exemplifies the award’s standards. Currently all 120 (read more…)

New Design, New Features, Better Coverage

September 14, 2009

Draft Breakdown is officially back in business and is better than ever. For the past several months, we’ve been planning a new design that will bring you draft coverage like no other site. First, and most importantly, we’ve added a new feature to our scouting reports, articles and other feature items: YOU. That’s right, we value your opinion and we want to hear what you have to say. If you spend as much time following the draft as we do, you’ve probably read countless scouting reports and felt that the author missed some key points, or were just completely off base. At Draft Breakdown, now you can add your two cents to our reports and articles by adding comments. So we want to hear what you think about it all; scouting reports, articles, blog entries or whatever you want to comment on. Now you can post your own scouting reports (read more…)

Trade Value Chart

September 14, 2009

NFL teams use this chart as a go-by for assigning a number value to draft picks when considering making a draft pick trade. Use this chart in conducting your own mock drafts and trades!

1 3,000 33 580 65 265 97 112 129 43 161 27 193 14.2 2 2,600 34 560 66 260 98 108 130 42 162 26.6 194 13.8 3 2,200 35 550 67 255 99 104 131 41 163 26.2 195 13.4 4 1,800 36 540 68 250 100 100 132 40 164 25.8 196 13 5 1,700 37 530 69 245 101 96 133 39.5 165 25.4 197 12.6 6 1,600 38 520 70 240 102 92 134 39 166 25 198 12.2 7 1,500 39 510 71 235 103 88 135 38.5 167 24.6 199 11.8 8 1,400 40 500 72 230 104 86 136 38 168 24.2 200 11.4 9 1,350 41 (read more…)

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