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Luke Easterling’s 2015 NFL Draft Positional Rankings: OT

Written by Luke Easterling, Senior Draft Analyst on March 29, 2015

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1. Brandon Scherff | Iowa | 6’5″, 319 | Grade: Top 10

This year’s class doesn’t have the flashy “franchise LT” prospect that usually sets himself apart from the rest, but that doesn’t mean Scherff isn’t a stellar football player. Though he may be best used at guard at the next level, similar to Zack Martin and Joel Bitonio from last year’s draft, Scherff has plenty of successful experience at tackle and could very well stay there. He’s a mauler in the run game and will be a steal in the bottom of the top 10.

2. Jake Fisher | Oregon | 6’6′, 306 | Grade: 1st Round

Thought by many to be a mid-round projection at season’s end, Fisher is finally getting the credit he should have been receiving all along, with some putting him into the first-round conversation. At worst, Fisher is a plug-and-play starter at right (read more…)


DraftBreakdown.com Presents: GM Jr. Scouting Podcast

Written by Bryan Perez on March 27, 2015

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The GM Jr. Scouting crew breaks down the top offensive linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft.  Be sure to follow Russ Lande, Scott Bischoff, Josh Liskiewitz and Jordan Plocher for their latest NFL Draft thoughts and analysis!


Joe Marino’s Center Rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on March 26, 2015

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Second Round Grades

1. Cameron Erving, Florida State – Found a home at center after an up and down stint at left tackle. Has unique length for the interior which he uses to his full advantage. Does a terrific job working his hips to seal off defenders and create holes. Will get his weight out over his  feet at times which leads to whiffs. His footwork is still developing playing inside. Erving is an exciting prospect now that he is a center and his upside is tremendous.

2. Andy Gallik, Boston College – Has the ability to dominate at the point of attack. Plays with terrific leverage, power and works to establish positioning throughout the down. Strong finisher of blocks with a powerful base to anchor against the run. He doesn’t dominate in space but displays efficiency. Plug and play center in a power scheme.

Third Round Grades

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Scouting the 2015 NFL Draft: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

Written by Bryan Perez on March 25, 2015

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Overview:

Phillip Dorsett, the senior wide receiver from the Miami Hurricanes, enters the 2015 NFL draft after an up-and-down career at “The U.”  In 2014, Dorsett managed 36 receptions for 871 yards and a career high 10 TDs.  His 24.2 YPC also marked a career best.  In 2013, Dorsett missed five games due to a partially torn MCL and totaled only 13 catches for 272 yards and 2 TDs.  As a sophomore in 2012, he had productive season with 58 catches, 848 yards and 4 TDs.  In total, Dorsett started 30 games as a member of the Hurricanes with 121 career receptions, 2,132 yards and 17 TDs.  He participated in the 2015 Senior Bowl.  Physically, Dorsett is a “small” receiver prospect, checking in at 5’10” and 185 lbs.  He doesn’t have the kind of build that will be able to hold up on the outside against physical, press coverage; (read more…)


Justin Higdon’s 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gems – Alec May EDGE Georgetown

Written by Justin Higdon, Senior Draft Analyst on March 24, 2015

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Alec May

School: Georgetown Position: EDGE Height: 6’3” Weight: 246 Production Tier: Green (see explanation here and example here) UPC Tier: Yellow (see explanation here) Bench: 19 40-yard: 4.88 Vertical: 31.5” Broad: 110” Three-cone: 7.31 Short Shuttle: 4.28


Joe Marino’s EDGE Rankings and Grades for the 2015 NFL Draft

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on March 23, 2015

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First Round Grades

1. Bud Dupree, Kentucky – Dupree is a freak athlete with an outstanding frame. He is experienced doing everything that he will be asked to do in the NFL as 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker. He is most impactful with his hand in the dirt rushing the passer and setting the edge. Displays explosive burst off the ball and closing quickness to the football. Kentucky had him dropping in coverage far more than I would like. That said, he is adept at doing so although it is far from a strength. There are times I wish Dupree would “sell out” more aggressively to finish plays but Kentucky asked him to be very disciplined within the scheme. Has “chase and see” tendencies and his instincts are still developing. Far from a finished product but he represents tremendous upside.

2. Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA – What initially stands (read more…)


NDT Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft “Pound the Table” Series: DT Bobby Richardson

Written by Kyle Crabbs, Senior Draft Analyst on March 21, 2015

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The following is the first of NDT Scouting’s “Pound the Table” Series, a look at mid-round NFL Draft prospects that can bring production and impact to their future homes during the 2015 NFL Draft and beyond.

Draft economics comes down to one simple task: maximize the value of each and every selection in accordance to your own board.  The talent acquisition process is much more well publicized in the early selections; frequently you’ll hear and read about the same 40-50 talents while the rest of the class is left drifting in the wind.  But late Day 2 and early Day 3 selections are where teams “win” the draft.  The ability to correctly identify positive traits and sync them with either a need on a roster or the fit within a system are the course by which “sleepers” and “steals” are born.  This year’s class has a number of talents I, as (read more…)


2015 NFL Draft Penn State Prospect Review

Written by Page on March 18, 2015

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Way back in the preseason, I wrote a preview for Penn State’s 2015 Prospects and what I expected out of them. Now that the season and combine have come to a close, it’s time to revisit these previews, and also look to see how the players have improved. Some helped their stock, some stayed neutral, and some saw their stock go down some. Without more small talk, let’s see what the 2015 Penn State Class has to offer:

LB MIKE HULL

What I Said Then: N/A. Mike Hull was not included on the Preseason Penn State Prospect Breakdown. I didn’t really think of him as much of a draftable prospect entering the season, but that obviously since changed.

Preseason: In 2013 he started at Outside Linebacker in John Butler’s defense producing 78 total tackles to go along with 4.5 TFL and ½ a sack. Following the graduation of Senior (read more…)


DraftBreakdown.com Presents: The RSP Film Room with Matt Waldman

Written by Bryan Perez on March 17, 2015

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The RSP Film room is back again, and I’m excited to share this tutorial about the center position as Matt Waldman is joined by GM Jr. Scouting Services’ Scott Bischoff.  In today’s episode, Matt and Scott view the tape of Cameron Erving, OC, Florida St.  Erving is one of the better all-around offensive linemen in the class who appears to be flying a bit under the national radar right now.  Remember:  Matt’s comprehensive NFL Draft Guide, The Rookie Scouting Portfolio, is available for purchase on April 1, 2015, and can be ordered HERE.


Joe Marino’s Running Back Rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft

Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on March 15, 2015

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First Round Grades

1. Todd Gurley, Georgia – Gurley has a rare blend of size, speed and power. With excellent field vision, upfield burst and physicality, Gurley excels at both picking up chunks of yards on big plays and grinding out carries for tough yards. The physical style that Gurley runs with demands a host of defenders to bring him down, which easily wears down opposing defensive personnel. He runs behind his pads, falls forward and maximizes his carries by getting every yard available, even after contact. Combining these traits with his patience to utilize his blockers, Gurley is difficult to tackle. Gurley has really developed as a blocker and receiver. He can be relied on to catch passes out of the backfield and is a true every-down back.


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