Written by Bryan Perez on February 1, 2015
Written by John Owning on January 31, 2015
Every year there are small-school prospects who stand out at East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl practices. These players prove that they can compete and beat players who come from top-tier programs and have played much better competition.
This year, the small-school player who really stood out was Northern Iowa defensive tackle Xavier Williams.
A huge key for small-school players is that they have a ton of production against the lesser competition. If he can’t put up numbers against subpar competition, what chance does he have any sort of production in the NFL? Nevertheless, that is not a question you have to ask in regards to Williams as he produced at a high level at UNI. He finished his senior year with 93 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 8 sacks, which is really remarkable for a defensive tackle of his size.
Standing in at 6-foot-2 and 320 pounds with 33.5-inch (read more…)
Written by Bryan Perez on January 31, 2015
CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com’s Dane Brugler stops by to discuss his scouting background as well as other relevant aspects of his life. In this episode, you’ll get to “scout the scout.”
Note: The Podcast intro was originally created for FRG scouting. An update is coming soon!
Written by Bryan Perez on January 30, 2015
We are thrilled to once again feature one of Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room sessions, this time with Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting. In this episode, Matt and Eric evaluate one of the 2015 NFL Draft’s top wide receivers, Kevin White (West Virginia). Remember to follow Matt and Eric on Twitter, and be sure to download your copy of the 2015 Rookie Scouting Portfolio (available April 1st!).
Written by Luke Easterling on January 29, 2015
With the Senior Bowl in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for another mock draft. This time, I’ll go quite a bit deeper with a four-round projection. Obviously, plenty will change over the next few months regarding player value and team needs, but here’s my take on how things could look if the 2015 NFL Draft took place today.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State – Many are drawing connections between the Bucs’ recent hires on the offensive staff, but it’s just circumstantial evidence to me at this point. Similar connections were made between Jeff Tedford and Derek Carr leading up to last year’s draft, so Bucs fans should keep that in mind. Winston is the more pro-ready quarterback, but this will obviously hinge on their comfort level regarding his character.
2. Tennessee Titans – Randy Gregory, EDGE, Nebraska – It seems like the Titans (read more…)
Written by Bryan Perez on January 29, 2015
The GM Jr. Scouting crew is back again, and this time they’re talking quarterbacks who performed at the 2015 Senior Bowl:
Written by Kyle Crabbs on January 26, 2015
*The following is an excerpt 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 NOW; $10.00 USD/April 15, 2015 release date) visit www.ndtscouting.com! NDT Scouting aims to collaborate both a comprehensive film evaluation grade (omitted below) with weighted peripheral metrics of size, experience, athleticism and production (also omitted below) to provide readers with a complete look at the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft.* Nelson Agholor, WR (#15) Junior, University of Southern California Trojans Date of Birth: 05/24/1993 Size:
- Measurement Source: University of Southern California Biography Page
- Height: 6010 (Listed)
- Weight: 190 (Listed)
- Hand Measurement: N/A
- Arm Length: N/A
- Career Starts: 30
Written by Justin Higdon on January 25, 2015
Pittsburgh right tackle T.J. Clemmings has been among the hottest names in draft talk recently, and he was on of the main draws for scouts and analysts at Senior Bowl practices this past week. The big offensive lineman passed the weigh-ins with flying colors, but played to mixed reviews on the field. Continuing our dueling scouting report series, Chad Dinkins and I dug into the game tape to get a closer look at Clemmings.
Written by Joe Marino on January 24, 2015
La’el Collins is one of the most improved prospects in the nation when comparing where he was in 2013 against what he displayed on the field last year. A three-year starter at LSU, Collins originally played guard as a sophomore before switching to left tackle as a junior where he remained for the rest of his collegiate career. Collins capped off his Tiger career by being named a First Team All-SEC selection by the conferences coaches and an AP All-American Second Team selection.
Where Collins Wins
Collins has an obvious ability to move people off the line of scrimmage and create running lanes. A powerful and aggressive run blocker, Collins has a mean streak combined with the raw strength to dominate at the point of attack to generate movement. He utilizes good hand placement and leg drive.
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Written by Bryan Perez on January 23, 2015
DraftBreakdown.com is privileged to showcase the work of some of the most talented NFL Draft analysts in the industry. The RSP Film Room with Matt Waldman is one of the best resources for the aspiring scout to subscribe to in an effort to learn how to evaluate tape. In this episode, Matt is joined by Lance Zierlein of The Sideline View as they discuss one of the top OL prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft, Brandon Scherff (Iowa).
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