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Five GIFs to Get to Know Dante Fowler

Written by Derrik Klassen on August 4, 2014

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As soon as the 2014 NFL Draft wrapped up, the draft community got started on the next crop of prospects. Since then, Dante Fowler has been touted as arguably the best draft-eligible edge defender, ahead of talents like Vic Beasley, Trey Flowers, and Eric Striker. Additionally, he was named to the Bronko Nagurski Award watch list and the Bednarik Award watch list.

Given all that buzz, it’s worth asking: why is Fowler so well-regarded?

Statistically, Fowler hasn’t been a major standout. The then-true sophomore only recorded 3.5 sacks last year, two coming on free rushes against Kentucky. He was named second team All-SEC, with Michael Sam, Dee Ford, Jadeveon Clowney, and Kony Ealy instead earning first team accolades. Aside from Clowney, none of those players received the preseason hype that Fowler did, yet all out-produced him.

That said, it is not Fowler’s box scores that draw attention to him (read more…)

Five GIFs to Get to Know Arie Kouandjio

Written by Spencer on August 4, 2014

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Arie Kouandjio will enter this season as one of the top guard prospects in the country. The big, mauling lineman certainly has the traits & skills to become a very good NFL player down the road.

Both experienced and a well-sized physical specimen, the redshirt senior makes some aspects of the game look very easy.

The Bama left guard does have a few things to work on. However, his numerous strengths rightfully have him held in high esteem.

Five GIFs to Get to Know Braxton Miller

Written by Andrew Worstell on July 27, 2014

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  You know Braxton Miller is dynamic running the football, but what about throwing it?

At 6’2″, 215 lbs., Miller is one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the nation. However, his inconsistencies as a passer have him falling just short of being the top senior QB. To his credit, though, Miller has improved each and every year he’s spent in Columbus, and that trend very well may continue.

Ever since taking over the starting job in the fourth game of the 2011 season, Miller’s wowed fans and B1G foes — one could make the argument he’s been the best Big Ten player during that time and a Heisman favorite this fall.

All-Pac-12 Prospect Team

Written by Aimal Arsalla on July 20, 2014

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Andrew Worstell & Aimal Arsalla are back at it with their preseason All-Pac-12 Team.

A reminder: only players eligible for next year’s draft were considered for this squad. And be sure to check out their SEC and B1G teams as well.   All-Pac-12 Team     QB      RB      WR      OL      DL      LB      DB

Five GIFs to Get to Know Oregon OT Jake Fisher

Written by Justis Mosqueda on July 18, 2014

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On the surface, Jake Fisher doesn’t seem like a prospect that should be receiving an immense amount of praise coming into the 2014 season. While he’s only received one honorable mention All-Pac 12 tackle nod at this point in his career, Fisher is a talented tackle who’ll only grow in esteem among draftniks. A two-time “Pancake Club award” winner at Oregon, his talent isn’t unnoticed by teammates and coaches.

The projected third-year starter was ranked the 11th best player on Oregon’s roster by 247 Sports, as well as the ninth-ranked senior tackle prospect by NFL Draft Scout. Those projections, in my view, are selling Oregon’s right tackle short.

A high school tight end, Jake Fisher’s upside as an athletic, mauling lineman could warrant an Eric Fisher-like rise in his senior season. With top-tier athleticism, consistency will be the key to propel the offensive lineman, who (read more…)

All-SEC Prospect Squad

Written by Aimal Arsalla on June 22, 2014

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  Following up on last week’s All-B1G team, Andrew Worstell & Aimal Arsalla share their preseason All-SEC Squad.

Note: Only players eligible for next year’s draft were considered for this squad, which is more about forecasting NFL potential than production this fall.   All-SEC Team     QB      RB      WR/TE      OL      DL      LB      CB/S

All-Big Ten Prospect Team

Written by Aimal Arsalla on June 16, 2014

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  After spending the last month chopping up and evaluating next year’s draft crop, Andrew Worstell & Aimal Arsalla share their preseason All-B1G Prospect Team.

Note: Only players eligible for next year’s draft were considered for this squad, which is more about forecasting NFL potential than production this fall.   All-Big Ten Team     QB      RB      WR/TE      OL      DL      LB      CB/S

Jon Dove’s Early 2015 QB Thoughts

Written by Jon Dove on May 31, 2014

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The month following the NFL draft is a great time to jump right into next year’s draft class. By that point, I’m usually so tired of watching & discussing the previous year’s prospects that I can’t wait for the palate cleanser of a new draft crop.

Thankfully, this upcoming group of draft-eligible prospects features several intriguing players and storylines already developing. As was the case this past year, the quarterback situation will be one of the more talked about topics.

Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota are the two names getting the most attention at this point. After spending some time looking at both prospects, I’ve come away giving Winston the edge.

This opinion is based on the play on the field and not factoring in Winston’s off-field concerns. Winston’s play on the field is strong enough to warrant early first-round consideration.

There is (read more…)

Passing Charts: Bryce Petty vs Big 12 Competition

Written by Justis Mosqueda on May 17, 2014

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2013 Season Passing Charts by Justis Mosqueda

 

Picks by team (2014)

Written by Will Spencer on May 12, 2014

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