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Senior Bowl WR Amba Etta-Tawo goes off for 5 TDs vs. Pitt

Written by Bryan Perez on November 28, 2016

Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  Syracuse Orange wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo (7) runs after a catch against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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The annual Draftnik pilgrimage to Mobile, AL for the Reese’s Senior Bowl is one of the highlights of the NFL draft calendar.  With the list of accepted invites starting to roll in, it’s fun watching the senior prospects finish their college careers on a high note.

One such player is Syracuse WR Amba Etta-Tawo, who went wild against Pitt in what was a wild all-around game.  Syracuse lost 76-61, but it wasn’t without a fight from their senior pass-catcher.  Etta-Tawo caught 13 balls for 178 yards and five touchdowns, a stat line that certainly has the NFL taking notice.

With a big week of Senior Bowl practices, Etta-Tawo could throw his name into late-second day consideration.


Locked On NFL Draft – 11/25/2016 – Week 13 Prospect Preview

Written by Joe Marino on November 25, 2016

Nov 26, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Curtis Samuel (4) celebrates after scoring the game winning touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines in the second overtime at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 30-27 in double overtime.Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino preview several contests and matchups from Week 13 of the college football season under the scope of NFL prospect ramifications.  The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.

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CFB Week 13 Draft Scouting Watch Guide – Friday

Written by Jeff Risdon on November 24, 2016

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Rivalry Week. So many great games spread out over the long weekend. Try not to eat too much while you indulge in the cornucopia of draft prospects on display.

This week is divided into Friday and Saturday in the interest of space and time.

All times Eastern…

Washington at Washington State, 3:30 PM on FOX

The Apple Cup being at a palatable hour for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone and the only real action going on makes this a great showcase for draft evaluation.

My focus here is Washington State QB Luke Falk against a loaded Huskies secondary that features top 125 prospects Sidney Jones and Kevin King at corner and Budda Baker at safety. Falk had some issues last week against a talented Colorado secondary, notably when under pressure.

I love Falk’s touch and easily natural arm strength; he can deliver a catchable ball (read more…)


Dak Prescott is making scouts re-evaluate their evaluation process

Written by Bryan Perez on November 24, 2016

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Raise your hand if you didn’t think Dak Prescott would be a legitimate starting quarterback in the NFL.

(In case you were wondering, my hand is raised.)

I watched the tape. I saw him up close and personal at the Senior Bowl.  There was no evidence to suggest he’d take the NFL by storm.

But after 10 weeks and an 9-1 record, Prescott has the Cowboys looking like the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. And no, he’s not simply a game manager. He’s winning games with his arm.

Prescott has thrown for 2,640 yards and 17 touchdowns compared to only two interceptions. Hardly the numbers anyone would have expected from a player who struggled with his accuracy at Mississippi State.

After watching his tape for the 2016 NFL draft, I came away thinking Prescott would fight for a job as an NFL backup, but that’s about (read more…)


Locked On NFL Draft – 11/24/2016 – Thanksgiving Meal Mock Draft Special

Written by Joe Marino on November 24, 2016

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Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and Kyle Crabbs do a special Thanksgiving mock draft, selecting their perfect Thanksgiving day plate.  The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.

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Locked On NFL Draft – 11/23/2016 – Comparing Derek Barnett and Carl Lawson

Written by Joe Marino on November 23, 2016

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Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and Kyle Crabbs compare and contrast EDGE Defenders Derek Barnett of Tennessee and Carl Lawson of Auburn.  The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.

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Locked On NFL Draft – 11/22/2016 – Fact or Fiction

Written by Joe Marino on November 22, 2016

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Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and  Kyle Crabbs go in depth to investigate some of the featured headlines throughout the past week regarding Draft prospects, weighing in with their two cents.  The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.

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Locked On NFL Draft – 11/21/2016 – Week 12 Prospect Recap

Written by Joe Marino on November 21, 2016

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Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and  Kyle Crabbs discuss the prospects who stood out in week 12 of the college football season.  The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.

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CFB Week 12 Draft Scouting Watch Guide

Written by Jeff Risdon on November 18, 2016

Luke Falk was 36-55 passing with 497 yards against Arizona State.  Arizona State played Washington State Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, WA.

After last weekend’s amazingly eventful college slate, this week lacks sizzle. Yet that can be the best time to evaluate prospects instead of being caught up in the emotion of the contests.

Ohio State at Michigan State 12 PM on ESPN

This game sure looked awesome back in August when these two teams were both in the Top 10. Ohio State held up their end of the bargain, but this is the worst Michigan State season in years. Last week snapped a 7-game losing streak and there will be no bowling for Sparty.

A lost season can be revelatory in the scouting process. Does a player keep going 100% on every snap, every game? Are they just going through the motions after the first quarter when they’re down 14-0 and don’t have a first down?

That’s what I’m looking for with Michigan State this week, specifically with their top two (read more…)


Locked On NFL Draft – 11/18/2016 – Week 12 Prospect Preview

Written by Joe Marino on November 18, 2016

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Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino preview several contests and matchups from Week 12 of the college football season under the scope of NFL prospect ramifications.  The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.

Be sure to follow the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast on Audio Boom and iTunes.


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