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Justin Higdon’s 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gems – Rasheed Bailey WR Delaware Valley College

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on February 9, 2015

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Rasheed Bailey School: Delaware Valley College Position: WR Height: 6’2” Weight: 205

Experience: Three year starter for the Aggies. Led the team with 51 catches for 977 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2013. Caught 80 passes for 1707 yards (21.3 yards per catch) and 19 TDs in 11 games as a senior and set single-season school records in every category.

Accolades: 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Football Offensive Player of the Year, Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference, D3football.com First Team All-American, American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA) Division III Coaches’ All-America Team, AP First Team Little All-America Squad, Maxwell Football Club Tri-State Player of the Year

Games Watched: Lebanon Valley, Stevenson University, Albright, 2014 season highlights

Projected Round: 6th-UDFA

Pros: Big bodied WR who’s able to shield the ball from defenders and (read more…)


Scouting the DT’s: Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma

Written by Bryan Perez on February 9, 2015

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The talent pool for the 2015 NFL Draft is starting to take shape, and the early returns are less than thrilling.  That’s not to say that the class lacks top-tier talent, as there are some very good prospects at positions like EDGE rusher, wide receiver and running back.  Add in the top two quarterbacks, and the intrigue at the top of the first round will be pretty high.

One of the stronger positions in the class is defensive tackle.  There are several guys who could go in the first round, with many others likely to hear their name called at some point during Day Two.  Jordan Phillips (Oklahoma) is a prospect that some have valued as a first rounder, and his natural size and overall potential could land him there.  However, after my tape study, I have a slightly different opinion.  Below is my (read more…)


Justin Higdon Presents: Box Score Scouting the Running Backs

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on February 9, 2015

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When I sat down to box score scout the running backs, my plan was to keep it simple. Are they picking up yardage in chunks? Do they contribute as receivers? Did they find the end zone often? And lastly, were they major contributors throughout their respective college careers? Several months ago, I found myself in a twitter discussion (read: argument) about a particular running back who I characterized as having a pedestrian yards per carry average. In this case, the runner had been gaining about five yards per rushing attempt, which I felt was middling, and the counterpoint was that five yards per carry was an above average number. This may well be the case in the NFL, but when evaluating production at the collegiate level, and understanding the leap in competition that even the athletes from major programs face, my feeling was and is that I’d (read more…)


Justin Higdon’s 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gems – Terrell Watson RB Azusa Pacific

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on February 8, 2015

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Name: Terrell Watson School: Azusa Pacific Position: RB Height: 6’ 3/4” Weight: 239


Scouting the WRs: Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma

Written by Bryan Perez on February 7, 2015

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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:

Overview:

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…)


Bryan Perez’s 2015 NFL Mock Draft, V. 1.0

Written by Bryan Perez on February 5, 2015

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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…)


2015 NFL Draft: Jon Dove’s Man Crush Prospects

Written by Jon Dove on February 5, 2015

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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.

Matt Jones, Running Back, Florida

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…)


DraftBreakdown.com presents: The RSP Film Room with Matt Waldman

Written by Bryan Perez on February 4, 2015

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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.  


NDT Scouting Report: UCLA Quarterback Brett Hundley

Written by Kyle Crabbs, Senior Draft Analyst on February 2, 2015

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*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

Experience:

  • Career Starts: 40
  • Started Team Wins: 29

DraftBreakdown.com’s Bryan Perez discusses the 2015 NFL Draft on Chicago’s 670 The Score

Written by Bryan Perez on February 1, 2015

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I recently had the privilege of joining Joe Ostrowksi and Herb Lawrence on Chicago’s 670 “The Score” to discuss the 2015 NFL Draft.  Take a listen here:


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