I’m in the midst of doing a fairly large write-up on what I thought of Blaine as a prospect, why his rookie year went the way that it did, and what he needs to work on to be a starting caliber NFL quarterback.
These are the exact same videos I’ll be basing my writeups on (I just cut them this past week). The first two are from his final year in college, the last four are from his rookie season in the NFL.
Please feel free to leave your opinions and insights in the comments section.
Only one week before graduation, Air Force’s No. 2 career rusher, running back Asher Clark, has been removed from the academy as part of an investigation into illegal drug use.
Although Air Force spokesman David Cannon couldn’t divulge as to why Clark was disenrolled, he did confirm that the Falcons’ four-year starting running back has been kicked out of school. Several other unnamed sources, however, said that his departure was due to the drug investigation.
The academy’s investigation into drug use involved 31 cadets, including several scholar-athletes. Air Force has a zero tolerance policy regarding drug use, which is why Clark was sent packing only a week before graduation. It’s unclear as to whether or not Clark will have to repay the money for his education.
With 3,594 rushing yards to his credit, Clark was only 18 yards shy of former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis’ all-time school rushing yards Keep Reading…
Considered one of the most dominant FCS prospects heading into the 2012 college season, Georgia Southern defensive tackle Brent Russell has spent the majority of his football career in opposing backfields.
Georgia Southern’s own one-man wrecking crew, Russell comes into his senior season with few lingering questions about his abilities as a play-maker and plenty of high expectations.
Throughout the 2011 season, Russell proved to be a constant thorn in the sides of opposing offenses. His dominance was rewarded when he was named as a second-team FCS All-American. Although his 67 total tackles, 6.5 sacks and one blocked kick were impressive, there was one stat that stood out above the rest: his 16.5 tackles for loss.
Put simply, Russell lives in opposing offenses’ backfields. He has the penetrating power that not even double teams can contain and can be found roaming the backfield on almost every play. More often than Keep Reading…
1. David DeCastro, Steelers- This is exactly why the Steelers are one of the NFL’s top teams year in, year out. Pittsburgh just sat back, let the chips fall into place, and ended up with easily the top player at his respective position. DeCastro will come in day one and immediately improve one of the more depleted offensive lines in all of football. If there was ever a perfect fit in the NFL Draft, this is it.
2. Brian Quick, Rams- Last year, the Rams were in a similar dilemma after the first round. After bypassing a wide receiver with their first selection in 2011, St. Louis tried to address their offensive needs as best they could with what fell to them in the middle rounds. As a result, they still needed a big-time target in the 2012 draft because neither Austin Pettis, nor Greg Salas established themselves as a Keep Reading…
A BYU transfer, Southern Utah quarterback Brad Sorensen has quickly made a name for himself as one of the top small-school gunslingers worth watching in 2012.
Measuring in at 6’5’’, 225 pounds, Sorensen has spent the past two seasons shredding opposing Great Western Conference secondaries. In 2012, however, he’ll have the opportunity to prove himself against the best that the Big Sky Conference has to offer.
With matchups against top sub-FBS programs like Montana and Montana State, Sorensen is going to have several chances to wow NFL scouts with his phenomenal field vision and big arm. He also possesses noteworthy accuracy and prototypical size for an NFL quarterback.
Speaking of field vision… Sorensen’s is as outstanding as you can expect from a Division IAA talent. Whether he’s on the move or staring pressure straight in the face, Sorensen does a great job of reading defenses and finding holes in the Keep Reading…