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NDT Scouting 2015 NFL Combine Performance Summary

Written by Kyle Crabbs, Senior Draft Analyst on February 24, 2015

*The following includes excerpts from NDT Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus. To learn more about NDT Scouting and the availability of the NDT Scouting 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus (available for pre-order starting January 15, 2015; $10.00 USD/April 15, 2015 release date) visit www.ndtscouting.com!  NDT Scouting aims to collaborate both a comprehensive film evaluation grade (not included) with weighted peripheral metrics of size, experience, athleticism and production (also not included) to provide readers with a complete look at the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft.*

With the Combine having passed us by, the difficult task of sifting through the loads of information available to draft analysts, writers and fans alike now looms.  What you choose do do with this information is ultimately up to you as an individual and there is no right or wrong way to interpret the data.  Ultimately there is no direct correlation between specific data (read more…)


Joe Marino’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Notes: Defensive Backs

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on February 23, 2015

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Monday’s NFL Scouting Combine events featured the defensive backs participating in on-field drills. Here at Draft Breakdown, we are making the results of the workouts and weigh-ins easy to track with our 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Results Tracker.

Beyond the measurable aspects of the Combine, there were on-field drills that allow evaluators to examine the movement skills and athletic ability of the prospects. Below are some of my notes and takeaways from the day’s events.

  • Human beings should not be able to jump like Connecticut DB Byron Jones did today. Seeming to never stop elevating, Jones leaped an insane 12’3’’ in the broad jump to go along with a 44.5” vertical jump. Only a few weeks removed from labrum surgery, Jones did not run a 40-yard dash but with that type of lower body explosion, an excellent time is anticipated (read more…)


Scouting the 2015 NFL Draft DTs: Michael Bennett, Ohio State

Written by Bryan Perez on February 22, 2015

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With the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine winding down, the DraftBreakdown.com player rankings are starting to take shape.  Our full list of positional rankings and the 2015 DB Big Board will be posted within the next few weeks (likely by mid-March), but until then, be sure to check our expanding player overviews by clicking the scouting report tab on the player pages.

Here’s my take on Michael Bennett, the talented defensive tackle from Ohio State.

Overview:

Michael Bennett, the senior defensive lineman for the National Champion Ohio State Buckeyes, enters the 2015 NFL Draft after a productive career as a starter in each of the last two seasons. In 2014, Bennett was named Second Team All-Conference after totaling 41 tackles, 14 TFLs, and 7 sacks. It was Bennett’s second time being named as an All-Conference player, as he was honored as (read more…)


Joe Marino’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Notes: Defensive Line and Linebackers

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on February 22, 2015

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Sunday’s NFL Scouting Combine events featured the defensive lineman and linebackers backs participating in on-field drills. Here at Draft Breakdown, we are making the results of the workouts and weigh-ins easy to track with our 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Results Tracker. Beyond the measurable aspects of the Combine, there were on-field drills that allow evaluators to examine the movement skills and athletic ability of the prospects. Below are some of my notes and takeaways from the day’s events. The defensive line is widely considered to be the strength of the 2015 NFL Draft Class and today further strengthened that argument.

  • The best prospect that nobody is talking about is Washington State DL Xavier Cooper. Cooper had one of the best all-around days as he posted impressive workout numbers while looking explosive and light on his feet in drills. He displayed (read more…)


2015 Scouting Combine Results Tracker

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on February 22, 2015

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Joe Marino’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Notes: Receivers, Quarterbacks and Running Backs

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on February 21, 2015

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Saturday’s NFL Scouting Combine events featured the wide receivers, quarterbacks and running backs participating in on-field drills. Here at Draft Breakdown, we are making the results of the workouts and weigh-ins easy to track with our 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Results Tracker.

Beyond the measurable aspects of the Combine, there were on-field drills that allow evaluators to examine the movement skills and athletic ability of the prospects. Below are some of my notes and takeaways from the day’s events.

  • Alabama WR Amari Cooper, West Virginia WR Kevin White and Louisville WR DeVante Parker are who we thought they were; legitimate first round talents with number one receiver upside. They solidified that with their work today.
  • USC WR Nelson Agholor had an impressive day. He displayed quick change of direction skills, secure hands and fluidity as an athlete. He is (read more…)

Joe Marino’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Notes: Offensive Line and Tight Ends

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on February 20, 2015

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  Day One of the NFL Scouting Combine featured the offensive line and tight ends participating in on-field drills. Here at Draft Breakdown, we are making the results of the workouts and weigh-ins easy to track with our 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Results Tracker.

Beyond the measurable aspects of the Combine, there were on-field drills that allow evaluators to examine the movement skills and athletic ability of the prospects. Below are some of my notes and takeaways from the day’s events.

  • The three most impressive offensive lineman in terms of fluidity and movement skills were LSU OT La’El Collins, Florida OT DJ Humphries and Oregon OT Jake Fisher. After originally thinking Collins’ best fit in the NFL would be at guard, I am going back to the tape to see if I am comfortable projecting him to tackle.
  • South (read more…)

Chad Dinkins’ 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gem – Zack Wagenmann

Written by Chad Dinkins on February 19, 2015

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Name:  Zack Wagenmann College: University of Montana (Big Sky/FCS) Position: Defensive End/OLB Height:  6’3” Weight:  245

Accolades:  52 straight games. Career – 37.5 sacks/52 TFL’s  2014 – 17.5 sacks/22.5 TFL’s Games Watched: EWU, EWU (Playoff), Montana State Projected Round: 6 – UDFA

 

 

 

Pros:

Wagenmann has dominated the FCS level for the Grizzlies during his four year career. He has a strong core and upper body to go with great use of his hands to control and shed offensive linemen.  Wagenmann plays with unmatched tenacity on the field.  He is able to get around the edge with the explosion to chase down the quarterback or running back.

Cons:

Wagenmann isn’t a great athlete and appears stiff at times on the field.  He’s not a great bender around the edge and relies on power and leverage.  He will be asked to play in coverage and may be limited (read more…)


Justin Higdon’s 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gems – Stephan Dickens CB Colorado State-Pueblo

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on February 19, 2015

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Name:   Stephan Dickens School: Colorado State-Pueblo Position: CB Height: 5’8” Weight: 173

Experience: Three-year starter for the Thunderwolves with 17 interceptions and 30 pass breakups in 39 games. Career-high seven interceptions and 5.5 tackles for loss in 2014. Was the team’s primary punt return man last season, with 33 returns for 644 yards (19.5 average) and two touchdowns.

Accolades: Key contributor on the 2014 Division II Championship team, 2014 Honorable Mention All-American (d2football.com)

Games Watched: 2013 season highlights, 2014 season highlights, Sam Houston State, West Texas A&M, Minnesota State-Mankato

Projected Round: 6th-UDFA


Welcome to the New and Improved DraftBreakdown.com

Written by Bryan Perez on February 19, 2015

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After much work and anticipation, the new and improved DraftBreakdown.com is finally here!  Thanks to the work of Will Spencer, DB has undergone a facelift that we hope will provide you with a more interactive and complete NFL Draft experience.

First things first, though:  The model here at DB won’t change.  We will still work tirelessly at providing you with the best NFL Draft educational resources around.  Our educational prospect cut-ups will be expanding to include more All-22 footage, and we invite players and agents who would like their film showcased on DB to contact us right away.

So, what’s new here at DB?

1.  Sign up, Log in, Interact…FOR FREE!

One of the exciting new features for the 2015 NFL Draft is the expansion of the user experience here at DraftBreakdown.com.  You’ll notice in our new navigation menu (which I’ll touch on later) has a user image all the way to (read more…)


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