Senior Bowl Diary: Day 2

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 24, 2012

McNutt versus Johnson


Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1


Today at practice we finally got to see both teams play – and in ideal weather. The sun was shining and even though there was a bit of a nip in the air the field conditions were perfect. It was a great sign especially after a slippery Monday. Full pads allowed for many players to state their cases – who stood out and who dropped the ball? Here are some of my rambling observations.






None of the North quarterbacks really stood out to me. But I did keep an eye on footwork early on and it’s unanimous that Russell Wilson is the most natural in his dropback. His steps are natural, light, and unforced. If this was beach football, he would hardly leave a footprint. His height and arm are still obvious concerns but the fact that (read more…)

Senior Bowl Interviews 1/23

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 23, 2012

Cordy Glenn

At Senior Bowl media night, I caught up with a few athletes. Here are the conversations:


Georgia Offensive Lineman Cordy Glenn



How was your first day of practice?

Good. Pretty good, I thought I did pretty good for not knowing what to expect. I was just trying to pick up on some of the things the coaches wanted out of us. I think this next practice I’ll be more prepared and more ready to know exactly what’s going on and what we’ll be doing.

You were at left tackle in practice today, is that where you see yourself in the NFL?

Honestly man, I just wanna play for a team and get drafted. I can play left tackle or guard, I’m pretty good at both.

You don’t have a preference?


Is there a specific defender who has stood out to you yet as a really (read more…)

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 23, 2012

Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl Diary: Day 1

Monday practices started off with Weigh-Ins. Official measurements will be posted soon. Looking at shirtless dudes can give a pretty solid grasp of their physique and possibly hint at their work ethic (in the gym at least). Not all players were comment worthy but here are some of the notes that I jotted down about random players as they came up.


(Alphabetical order)

OT Mike Adams OSU

Extremely long, really cool tattoos (sorry, I had to)

CB Brandon Boykin UGA

Jacked, probably has the lowest body fat percentage of all the prospects in Mobile

LB Zach Brown UNC

Hearing that he runs a 4.4 I was expecting him to be more of a gym rat but he just appeared to be normal, not overly jacked and obviously not out of shape.

DE/DT Quinton Coples UNC

Like his teammate Brown, not super toned. In fact, (read more…)

Senior Bowl: 23 prospects, 23 questions

Written by Mike Daneshgar on January 22, 2012

Nick Foles

With an exciting week of Senior Bowl practices rapidly approaching, there is plenty for top prospects to prove. In honor of practices beginning on the 23rd of January, here are 23 questions that I have about 23 prospects heading in to Mobile:


WR Joe Adams, Arkansas – Can he play receiver?

It may seem like an odd question but if Joe Adams wasn’t a special teams stud this invite to Mobile may have never happened. Consistent hands catching would go a long ways because you know Adams will make people miss if he can get the ball with room to run.


OLB Zach Brown, North Carolina – Will he show that he is more than just a physical specimen?

Zach Brown will easily be the most athletic linebacker in Mobile, but at times he appears to just be running somewhere fast without a purpose. How Brown performs in (read more…)

Top 50 Big Board

Written by Ryan Lownes on January 15, 2012


Ryan Lownes provides us a look at his updated Top 50 Big Board.


Have any thoughts or questions about Ryan’s rankings? Be sure to drop a note in the comments below or over at the Draft Breakdown message board.









Andrew Luck




Matt Kalil


Southern Cal


Trent Richardson




Morris Claiborne




Robert Griffin III




Justin Blackmon


Oklahoma State


Dre Kirkpatrick




David DeCastro




Riley Reiff

(read more…)

Scouting Report: Robert Griffin III

Written by Eric Stoner on January 13, 2012


Robert Griffin III


Position: QB School: Baylor Height: 6’2″ Weight: 220 lbs Class: RS-Junior 40 time: N/A All-Star Game: No Team Captain: Yes Draft Projection: Top Five Pick




Griffin is a redshirt junior quarterback. He has started for Baylor since his true freshman season (winning the Big-12 Conference Freshman of the Year Award), and accrued his redshirt after tearing an ACL early in his sophomore campaign. The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner is accredited with bringing the Baylor program into the national spotlight, culminating in a 10-3 record this season. Griffin is a dangerous quarterback – capable of blowing the top of the defense with uncanny deep ball accuracy. He’s a fantastic athlete with a slight frame that has not been completely filled out. Has taken huge steps forward each year in his development, even when recovering from injury. He projects to be a top (read more…)

Robert Griffin III will enter 2012 NFL Draft

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 10, 2012

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 30 Baylor at Texas

After much deliberation, one of college football’s most intriguing prospects has decided to go pro.


According to multiple reports, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III has opted to forgo his senior season with the Bears and will petition to enter the 2012 NFL Draft.


The 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, Griffin is considered a top-10 pick who could potential go within the first two or three picks.


Now that the dual-threat quarterback has declared himself eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft, the No. 2 pick (currently held by the St. Louis Rams) becomes much more valuable as teams will seek to land the play-making gunslinger. With a number of quarterback-needy teams near the top of the draft, the Rams will be expecting a king’s ransom in return for their spot in line.


Although Griffin’s draft stock will certainly fluctuate as predraft workouts begin, it’s (read more…)

2012 NFL Draft Underclassmen Declarations

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 10, 2012

Luke Kuechly

With the end of the college football season comes the anticipation of finding out which underclassmen declare for the draft and which ones decide to return to school for another year.


The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft is Jan. 15. So until then, check back here for continuous updates on who has declared.




Robert Griffin III, Baylor (1st) Andrew Luck, Stanford (1st) Brock Osweiler, Arizona State (2nd-3rd) Darron Thomas, Oregon (5th-6th) Barrett Trotter, Auburn (6th-UDFA)


Running Backs


Alvester Alexander, Wyoming (6th-UDFA) Edwin Baker, Michigan State (6th-7th) Mike Ball, Nevada (7th-UDFA) Jamison Berryhill (6th-UDFA) Bryce Brown (5th-7th) Jewel Hampton, Southern Illinois (6th-UDFA) Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State (3rd-5th) LaMichael James, Oregon (2nd-3rd) Lamar Miller, Miami (1st-2nd) Bernard Pierce, Temple (3rd-4th) Trent Richardson, Alabama (1st) Darrell Scott, USF (4th-6th) Robert Turbin, Utah State (4th-6th) David Wilson, Virginia Tech (read more…)

Picks 1-20 set for first round of 2012 NFL Draft

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 1, 2012

Andrew Luck Colts

The 2011 NFL regular season has come to an end and the 2012 NFL Draft first-round order is beginning to take shape.


As of right now, the first 20 selections have already been matched with their corresponding team based on final regular season records.


Let the early-to-mid-round mocking begin!


1. Indianapolis Colts (2-14) 2. St. Louis Rams (2-14) 3. Minnesota Vikings (3-13) 4. Cleveland Browns (4-12) 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-12) 6. Washington Redskins (5-11) 7. Jacksonville Jaguars (5-11) 8. Carolina Panthers (6-10)* 9. Miami Dolphins (6-10)* 10. Buffalo Bills (6-10) 11. Seattle Seahawks (7-9)* 12. Kansas City Chiefs (7-9)* 13. Philadelphia Eagles (8-8) 14. New York Jets (8-8) 15. Arizona Cardinals (8-8) 16. San Diego Chargers (8-8) 17. Cincinnati Bengals (from Oakland Raiders, 8-8) 18. Chicago Bears (8-8) 19. Dallas Cowboys (8-8) 20. Tennessee Titans (9-7) 21. Denver Broncos (8-8)** 22. Cincinnati Bengals (9-7)** 23. New (read more…)

Barkley announces plan to return to USC in 2012

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on December 23, 2011

Matt Barkley 2

The USC Trojans football program received an early, extra-special Christmas present this year when their offensive leader, junior quarterback Matt Barkley, announced that he was returning to school in 2012.


During an on-campus press conference, Barkley made his decision to forego the 2012 NFL Draft and return for his senior season clear to a crowd of raucous Trojan faithful.


“I have firmly decided to forego the NFL Draft in 2012 and finish the exceptional and unique journey that I’ve had here at USC,” Barkley announced.


For the past two seasons, the USC football program has been at the mercy of a BCS Bowl ban as part of the sanctions stemming from the “Reggie Bush/illegal gifts” fiasco. Now that the ban has been lifted, the Trojans will be in prime position to push for a PAC-12 crown as well as a berth in one of (read more…)

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