Written by Justin Higdon on February 8, 2015
Written by Bryan Perez on February 7, 2015
Over the next few months, I will be posting my scouting evaluations/summaries on the player pages here on DB. After you take a look at the film, feel free to checkout my opinion and let me know what you think. Below is what I recently posted on Dorial Green-Beckham’s player page:
Doral Green-Beckham, the Oklahoma Sooner underclassman receiver, enters the 2015 NFL Draft after sitting out the 2014 college football season due to transfer rules. DGB enrolled at Oklahoma after being dismissed from Missouri following an April, 2014 off-field incident that allegedly involved a burglary and violence. While no charges were filed, it wasn’t the first time that DGB found himself in trouble with the law. His off-field incidents are well-documented and can be found via a simple google search. While at Missouri, DGB had a breakout season in 2013 when he totaled 53 (read more…)
Written by Bryan Perez on February 5, 2015
The 2015 NFL Mock Draft season is in full swing, with some analysts going so far as to post seven rounds of picks! I bow to them, as it’s an endeavor that gives me the shakes. That said, and since I am the defending Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion, it’s time that I publish my first complete, first-round mock.
Note: Remember, this is only my first mock of the season! As free agency clarifies team needs, and the combine separates some of the top-tier prospects, the mock drafts will slowly take shape. Mock Draft 3.0 will be the one that I submit to the Huddle Report in defense of my 2014 Mock Draft Championship. As always, thanks for reading!
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
The Reason: It’s no secret that Tampa needs a quarterback, as neither Josh McCown or Mike Glennon (read more…)
Written by Jon Dove on February 5, 2015
Every year during the NFL Draft process, I fall in love with several underrated prospects. These are typically guys not getting a ton of national attention but just have a knack for making plays. I typically end to saying to myself—“These guys are just football players.”
This isn’t a complete list of the players I rate highly, but rather a group of players that need more attention. The players below are also in no particular order.
The debate continues to rage on whether or not it makes sense to grab a running back in the early part of the draft. There are examples on both sides of the fence: from Adrian Peterson to Trent Richardson. Florida’s Matt Jones is one of the prospects who could end up representing value as a later-round selection.
Jones isn’t getting a ton of draft attention at this point, (read more…)
Written by Bryan Perez on February 4, 2015
The RSP Film room is back, this time featuring one of the top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft, Leonard Williams (DL, USC). Matt Waldman’s guest evaluator is Ryan Riddle, the former NFL and Cal defensive end. Riddle offers his unique and qualified insight on Williams, who many analysts suggest is the top overall player in the class. Remember to order your copy of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio on April 1st.
Written by Kyle Crabbs on February 2, 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.* Brett Hundley, QB (#17) RS Junior, UCLA Bruins Date of Birth: 06/15/1993 Size:
- Measurement Source: UCLA Biography Page
- Height: 6030 (Listed)
- Weight: 226 (Listed)
- Hand Measurement: N/A
- Arm Length: N/A
- Career Starts: 40
- Started Team Wins: 29
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!).