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Scouting Notes: Andre Hal vs Ole Miss

Written by Jeremy Hyde on September 4, 2013

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#23 –  CB  –  Andre Hal vs Ole Miss  –  8/29/13   With all the surrounding talent in the SEC, it is easy to see how Andre Hal may have flown a bit under the radar to date. He was impressive in his first year as a starter for the Commodores in 2012, finishing the season with 16 passes defended, including two interceptions in a win over Tennessee. With ideal length, athleticism, physicality, and the ability to close quickly on the football in the air, Hal fits the prototype of the shutdown corner. A strong senior season could place him in the upper echelon of defensive backs heading into the draft process.

Hal spent much of this game matched up with Donte Moncrief, the Rebels’ top receiver (66 receptions for 979 yards and 10 TDs) from a season ago. Left on an island, Hal did an excellent job of (read more…)


Ryan Lownes’ Initial Top 25

Written by Ryan Lownes on August 30, 2013

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Jeremy Hyde’s Top 32 Big Board

Written by Jeremy Hyde on August 30, 2013

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JMPasq’s Top 64 Big Board

Written by JMPasq on August 29, 2013

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Top Five Senior QB Rankings

Written by Justis Mosqueda on August 26, 2013

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1. Jeff Mathews (Cornell)

Jeff Mathews is the best quarterback you’ve probably never heard of. He plays against non-scholarship athletes in the Ivy League, but also plays with them — his receiving corps tends to be especially drop-prone. He’s also the only “top” quarterback in this class with slightly above average height, which should help endear him to teams & scouts that have baseline measurables.

Mathews’ strong arm and top-flight deep ball make him a perfect fit for a team that runs a vertical offense, such as Arizona or Cleveland. He’s a very intelligent quarterback (Ivy League, who would have guessed?) with underrated mobility, but he isn’t the most proficient passer on the move.

While “QB wins” is too often misused as a metric, Cornell is 11-19 in three seasons under Mathews, which inevitably will raise concerns. Not very many quarterbacks whose teams have accumulated fewer wins than losses end (read more…)


Four Prospects Set to Upend Draft Boards

Written by Jeremy Hyde on August 25, 2013

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Nick Page’s Preseason EDGE Rankings

Written by Page on August 23, 2013

Nick Page’s Preseason EDGE Rankings

With college football set to return, Nick Page unveils his preliminary edge rusher rankings.

Also, be sure to check out Nick’s profile on top edge threat Vic Beasley.  

 


Video Scouting Report: Tajh Boyd

Written by Justis Mosqueda on August 8, 2013

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Senior Tight End Rankings

Written by Jeremy Hyde on July 12, 2013

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DraftBreakdown contributor Jeremy Hyde unveils his latest rankings, this time of the senior tight ends.

1. C.J. Fiedorowicz – 6’7” / 265 – Iowa

With impressive size and strength at 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, Fiedorowicz functions as an extension of the Iowa offensive line. Hawkeyes linemen are historically well-coached under Kirk Ferentz, and Fiedorowicz appears to have benefited from his teaching as well. He is truly an elite level blocker at the tight end position. He plays with leverage and power in the ground game, consistently dominating defenders at the point of attack, and forcibly steering them away from running lanes. While his role as a pass catcher is secondary to his role as a blocker in Iowa’s offense, Fiedorowicz is a solid athlete who shows great concentration and soft hands to make tough catches in traffic. He has impressive speed (read more…)


Senior Wide Receiver Rankings

Written by Jeremy Hyde on July 2, 2013

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New contributor Jeremy Hyde unveils his latest rankings.

1. Cody Hoffman – 6’4” / 215 – Brigham Young

Hoffman caught a career-high 100 balls as a junior, totaling 1248 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns. His combination of size, athleticism, and excellent hands make him a viable candidate to play the ‘X’ receiver position in the NFL. Hoffman lacks great top-end speed, but he gains separation with quickness out of his breaks or by using his large frame to shield defenders from the football. He is a natural hands catcher with impressive athleticism and body control, enabling him to make tough sideline catches or win jump balls over smaller defensive backs. He is both a physical and elusive runner after the catch. In addition to a productive senior season, Hoffman needs to have strong showings, both during Senior Bowl week and in agility drills at (read more…)


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