Written by Ryan Lownes on August 30, 2013
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Written by Justis Mosqueda on August 26, 2013
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…)
Written by Jeremy Hyde on August 25, 2013
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Written by Jeremy Hyde on July 12, 2013
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…)
Written by Jeremy Hyde on July 2, 2013
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…)
Written by Nick Page on May 21, 2013
Rank Name School Position Rank Name School Position 1 Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina DE 2 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville QB 3 CJ Mosley Alabama LB 4 Will Sutton Arizona State DT 5 Bradley Roby UCLA OLB 6 Sammy Watkins Clemson WR 7 Anthony Barr UCLA OLB 8 Christian Jones Florida State OLB 9 Timmy Jernigan Florida State DT 10 Jake Matthews Texas A&M OT 11 Kyle Van Noy BYU OLB 12 Marqise Lee USC WR 13 Ifo Ekpre-Olomu Oregon CB 14 David Fales San Jose State QB 15 Aaron Lynch South Florida DE 16 Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame DE 17 Adrian Hubbard Alabama OLB 18 Jason Verrett TCU CB 19 Daniel McCullers Tennessee DT 20 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Alabama S 21 Antonio Richardson Tennessee OT 22 Taylor Lewan Michigan (read more…)
Written by JMPasq on April 24, 2013
Take a look at JMPasq’s finalized Big Board!
Rank Name School Position Rank Name School Position 1 Luke Joeckel Texas A&M OT 2 Eric Fisher Central Michigan OT 3 Ezekiel Ansah BYU DE 4 Barkevious Mingo LSU OLB 5 Dion Jordan Oregon DE 6 Star Lotulelei Utah DT 7 Jonathan Cooper North Carolina OG 8 Dee Milliner Alabama CB 9 Chance Warmack Alabama OG 10 Sharrif Floyd Florida DT 11 Sheldon Richardson Missouri DT 12 Lane Johnson Oklahoma OT 13 Cornellius Carradine Florida State DE 14 Jarvis Jones Georgia OLB 15 Xavier Rhodes Florida State CB 16 Bjoern Werner Florida State DE 17 Desmond Trufant Washington CB 18 Kenny Vaccaro Texas FS 19 Geno Smith West Virginia QB 20 Arthur Brown Kansas State OLB 21 Alec Ogletree Georgia OLB (read more…)