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Edge Rankings by Aimal Arsalla

Written by Aimal Arsalla on March 18, 2014

Demarcus Lawrence

Math Rushers

Written by Justis Mosqueda on February 27, 2014

Justin Houston

Math Rushers: Waldo

“Box score scouting” is as or more dangerous in the sport of football as any other on Earth. With 22 moving parts on any given play, it’s hard to come up with a metric to compare and/or contrast players that aren’t influenced by the system the player plays in, the strength of his opponent, or the strength of the teammates next to him.

The most important day for football evaluations comes in the spring: the NFL Draft. Teams hedge their futures on players. One single player can elevate the entire franchise to another level, ending up in raises or championships for those around them, as well as for himself.

On the contrast, some set a team back for years as they’re forced into the lineups due to their investment value. Imagine how different Buffalo would have been like had they taken Brian Orakpo or Clay (read more…)

The Case for Logan Thomas

Written by Spencer on February 21, 2014

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Once hyped as the next big thing, Logan Thomas is now readily dismissed by a number of analysts.

After two very up & down seasons, it’s understandable why the excitement about the VaTech QB’s declined, but much of what’s said by his most ardent critics simply isn’t accurate.

The physical tools that once intrigued so many didn’t disappear — Thomas still possesses the ability to be an NFL quarterback, and a good one too.

Over the next couple pages, I’ll take a look at some of the more prominent NFL traits Thomas possesses.

DT Rankings by Nick Page

Written by Page on February 20, 2014

DaQuan Jones - Featured

Safety Rankings by Mario Clavel

Written by Mario Clavel on February 18, 2014

Jimmie Ward

TE Rankings by Ryan Lownes

Written by Ryan Lownes on February 16, 2014

Eric Ebron - Featured

RB Rankings by Ryan Lownes

Written by Ryan Lownes on February 14, 2014

Carlos Hyde - Featured

QB Rankings by Justis Mosqueda

Written by Justis Mosqueda on February 12, 2014

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Is Bridgewater a Bill O’Brien QB?

Written by Page on February 5, 2014

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Ever since Bill O’Brien was hired by the Texans, there’s been constant chatter about which of the draft’s signal callers best fits his offense. Increasingly, to the surprise of many, the talk has centered around signal callers not named Teddy Bridgewater.

The shift away from Teddy B. is in part due to O’Brien’s history and preference for quarterbacks with prototypical builds: his two most recent high porfile quarterbacks — Tom Brady and his hand-picked QB at Penn State, Christian Hackenberg — both sit in the 6’4”, 220-225 pound range. O’Brien himself has made comments about how he adores bigger QBs who can sit in the pocket and make all the throws.

In fact, while heading the Penn State program, O’Brien did not commonly recruit quarterbacks who were below the 6’3”, 200-lb. threshold. With all that in mind, members of the draft media have increasingly linked the Texans to UCF (read more…)

Senior Bowl – North Practice Report

Written by Ryan Lownes on January 23, 2014

Senior Bowl - North Practice

North Team Practice Report

Maybe the North quarterbacks were not morning people, or maybe they simply were all who we thought they might be. Stephen Morris was difficult to watch at times. After weighing in at a disappointing 6’1 ¾”, 206 pounds, his practices did little to encourage evaluators. While he flashed the live arm we had seen since he stepped into the starting position at Miami, erratic might be too kind a word to describe his performance in Mobile. Accuracy was an issue all week for him and there were some in the stands that criticized his seemingly lackadaisical approach to the event.

More disappointing, however, was the play of Clemson’s Tajh Boyd. Like Morris, he was unable to ever find a consistent rhythm in Mobile. At 6’0 ¾” 222 pounds, he is built more like a running back than an NFL signal-caller. His accuracy (read more…)

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