Written by Ryan Lownes on February 14, 2014
Written by Justis Mosqueda on February 12, 2014
Written by Page on February 5, 2014
Ever since Bill O’Brien was hired by the Texans, there’s been constant chatter about which of the draft’s signal callers best fits his offense. Increasingly, to the surprise of many, the talk has centered around signal callers not named Teddy Bridgewater.
The shift away from Teddy B. is in part due to O’Brien’s history and preference for quarterbacks with prototypical builds: his two most recent high porfile quarterbacks — Tom Brady and his hand-picked QB at Penn State, Christian Hackenberg — both sit in the 6’4”, 220-225 pound range. O’Brien himself has made comments about how he adores bigger QBs who can sit in the pocket and make all the throws.
In fact, while heading the Penn State program, O’Brien did not commonly recruit quarterbacks who were below the 6’3”, 200-lb. threshold. With all that in mind, members of the draft media have increasingly linked the Texans to UCF (read more…)
Written by Ryan Lownes on January 23, 2014
North Team Practice Report
Maybe the North quarterbacks were not morning people, or maybe they simply were all who we thought they might be. Stephen Morris was difficult to watch at times. After weighing in at a disappointing 6’1 ¾”, 206 pounds, his practices did little to encourage evaluators. While he flashed the live arm we had seen since he stepped into the starting position at Miami, erratic might be too kind a word to describe his performance in Mobile. Accuracy was an issue all week for him and there were some in the stands that criticized his seemingly lackadaisical approach to the event.
More disappointing, however, was the play of Clemson’s Tajh Boyd. Like Morris, he was unable to ever find a consistent rhythm in Mobile. At 6’0 ¾” 222 pounds, he is built more like a running back than an NFL signal-caller. His accuracy (read more…)
Written by Justis Mosqueda on December 6, 2013
With Zach Mettenberger and Aaron Murray sustaining major knee injuries, as well as Marcus Mariota and Bryce Petty reportedly headed back to school, it’s time for draft analysts to flip their attention back to a quarterback whose name they’re very familiar with, Teddy Bridgewater.
Recently, many draft pundits have gone so far as to compare the 21-year-old signal caller to Aaron Rodgers.
Bridgewater will be a great pro. Reminds me of Aaron Rodgers coming out of Cal. – Bucky Brooks (Making quarterback comparisons) Teddy Bridgewater: Aaron Rodgers – Matt Miller I saw embryonic Rodgers aspects to (Bridgewater’s) game when he was on the move. – Doug Farrar (Referring to Bridgewater) I really like (Doug Farrar’s) comp to Aaron Rodgers. I see it. – Joe Bussell
Now, with the help of Draft Breakdown’s video archive, you can judge the comparison for yourself.
Written by Darren Page on November 6, 2013
* Numbers in brackets denote catchable incomplete passes (included in overall totals). * Areas with an accuracy percentage above 50% are colored blue; those below 50% are colored red.
Written by Matthew Mochal on October 18, 2013
* Numbers in brackets denote catchable incomplete passes (included in overall totals)
Video courtesy of Andrew Worstell.
Written by Justis Mosqueda on October 4, 2013
Written by Jeremy Hyde on September 11, 2013
#2 – DT – Dominique Easley vs. Miami – 9/7/13 While pass rushers who bring pressure from the edge of the defense historically have drawn more attention, both from personnel men and coaches, there is a growing emphasis on the ability to disrupt offenses from the interior of the line.
One could even argue that penetrating the A and B gaps of the offensive line is more universally disruptive (against both the run and the pass) to opposing offenses than bringing pressure from the edge. Explosive interior linemen who can consistently penetrate and disrupt the backfield are becoming increasingly valuable to teams looking to disrupt the timing of today’s high-octane NFL offenses.
Perhaps no prospect’s better situated to benefit from this emerging league trend than Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.
Easley came to Florida as a highly touted five-star prospect from Staten Island, New York. His snap anticipation (read more…)
Written by Justis Mosqueda on September 10, 2013