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Justin Higdon’s 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gems – Stephan Dickens CB Colorado State-Pueblo

Written by Justin Higdon on February 19, 2015

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Name:   Stephan Dickens School: Colorado State-Pueblo Position: CB Height: 5’8” Weight: 173

Experience: Three-year starter for the Thunderwolves with 17 interceptions and 30 pass breakups in 39 games. Career-high seven interceptions and 5.5 tackles for loss in 2014. Was the team’s primary punt return man last season, with 33 returns for 644 yards (19.5 average) and two touchdowns.

Accolades: Key contributor on the 2014 Division II Championship team, 2014 Honorable Mention All-American (d2football.com)

Games Watched: 2013 season highlights, 2014 season highlights, Sam Houston State, West Texas A&M, Minnesota State-Mankato

Projected Round: 6th-UDFA


Welcome to the New and Improved DraftBreakdown.com

Written by Bryan Perez on February 19, 2015

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After much work and anticipation, the new and improved DraftBreakdown.com is finally here!  Thanks to the work of Will Spencer, DB has undergone a facelift that we hope will provide you with a more interactive and complete NFL Draft experience.

First things first, though:  The model here at DB won’t change.  We will still work tirelessly at providing you with the best NFL Draft educational resources around.  Our educational prospect cut-ups will be expanding to include more All-22 footage, and we invite players and agents who would like their film showcased on DB to contact us right away.

So, what’s new here at DB?

1.  Sign up, Log in, Interact…FOR FREE!

One of the exciting new features for the 2015 NFL Draft is the expansion of the user experience here at DraftBreakdown.com.  You’ll notice in our new navigation menu (which I’ll touch on later) has a user image all the way to (read more…)


2015 NFL Draft: Dove’s NFL Scouting Combine Storylines

Written by Jon Dove on February 18, 2015

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The NFL Scouting Combine has become one of the more interesting events during the NFL draft process. It gives each team an opportunity to get accurate measurements, have a face-to-face interview and compare workout numbers. The problem is that some teams put too much stock into the workouts, allowing the numbers to overshadow the game tape.

However, there are plenty of positive things to take from this event. Below are five things that I’ll be watching closely throughout the combine process.

1.  Devin Funchess’ workout numbers

Michigan’s Devin Funchess is one of the most interesting prospects in this draft because of his rare combination of size and athleticism. This has also made it tough to find the best position for him at the next level.

He entered the season labeled as a tight end, but he rarely lined up on the line of scrimmage, playing more of a wide (read more…)


NDT Scouting Report: Iowa Defensive Tackle Carl Davis

Written by Kyle Crabbs on February 18, 2015

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*The following is an excerpt from NDT Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus. To learn more about NDT Scouting and the availability of the NDT Scouting 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus (available for pre-order NOW; $10.00 USD/April 15, 2015 release date) visit www.ndtscouting.com!*

Carl Davis, DT/NT (#71)

RS Senior, University of Iowa Hawkeyes Date of Birth: 03/19/1992

Size:

  • Measurement Source: Senior Bowl
  • Height: 6’4 5/8“
  • Weight: 321
  • Hand Measurement: 11.00″
  • Arm Length: 34.50″

Experience:

  • Career Starts: 26
  • Started Team Wins: 15
  • Career Winning Percentage: 0.577
  • Represented Team as Captain: No
  • Total Game Appearances: 43

Athleticism:

  • Athletic Testing Source: NFLDraftScout.com
  • 40 YD Dash: 5.12 (Estimate)
  • DT Combine Avg. (’03-’14): 5.07

Production:

  • Career Statistics: 94 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, 14.5 Tackles for Loss
  • Per Game Averages:
    • Total Tackles/Game: 2.19
    • Total Sacks/Game: 0.08
    • Total TFL/Game: 0.34

Film Evaluation:

Games watched: Minnesota (2014), Northern Iowa (2014), (read more…)


Justin Higdon’s 2015 NFL Draft Hidden Gems – Christian Ringo DL Louisiana-Lafayette

Written by Justin Higdon on February 18, 2015

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Christian Ringo School: Louisiana-Lafayette Position: DL Height: 6’ 3/4” Weight: 298

Experience: Key, four-year contributor along the defensive line, with 21 sacks among 35.5 tackles for loss in 45 career games. Career-high 11.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss in 2014.

Accolades: Finished sixth in the FBS in tackles for loss per game, and 12th in sacks per game as a senior last season. Third-Team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2012. First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

Games Watched: Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Nevada

Projected Round: 6th-UDFA


DraftBreakdown.com’s Guide to the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine

Written by Bryan Perez on February 17, 2015

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The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine is set to begin in just a couple of days, as the NFL converges upon Indianapolis in an attempt to learn more about the prospects eligible for the NFL Draft.

There will be a monsoon of media covering the event between now and its conclusion, with talking heads telling you who did well and who hurt their stock. It’s truly one of the great parts of Draft season. But do you really understand, or know, what a “good” performance for any of the drills is?

Below is a breakdown of each drill and what an NFL prospect should be targeting as a minimum result. Each position carries its own set of “minimums” that have been created to mirror the on-field requirements of that particular spot. It’s not an exact science, but it certainly helps give the evaluator a tangible number to work with. By using (read more…)


John Owning’s NFL Draft Breakdown: Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

Written by John Owning on February 17, 2015

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Some players are inherently more enjoyable to watch and evaluate than others. At times, watching video after video can get monotonous and downright boring at times. “Grinding through tape” can be an extremely tedious task, but it has to be done.

That’s why it is always beneficial to watch and evaluate a player who can break up that minutiae and really reinvigorate the process.

There may not be a player who personifies that idea more than UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks. As the little brother to Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, Eric has high expectation thrust upon him because of his brother’s success in his short, but ongoing career.

At UCLA, Kendricks was one of the most productive linebackers in college football as he compiled over 470 tackles in his four years of playing time with 145 of those coming his senior year. Couple that with 11.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and (read more…)


Dueling 2015 NFL Draft Scouting Reports: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

Written by Justin Higdon on February 17, 2015

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The 2015 NFL Draft cornerback class is an interesting group. Talented prospects like Michigan State’s Trae Waynes, Senquez Golson of Ole Miss, and TCU’s Kevin White are either thinner or shorter (or both) than NFL teams would prefer. Miami Ohio’s Quinten Rollins is gaining momentum, but he has only one season of college football experience, and some analysts question his downfield speed. The one corner who’s on-field game is fairly clean is Washington’s Marcus Peters, but after being booted from the team midway through his junior season, he’ll spend the next couple of months trying to ditch his off-field baggage. In the latest installment of our dueling scouting report series, Chad Dinkins and I went to the tape for a closer look at the top cornerback prospect in the draft.


Scouting the 2015 NFL Draft LBs: Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA

Written by Bryan Perez on February 14, 2015

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The 2015 NFL Draft has several position groups that are on the “weaker” side, and inside linebacker appears to be one of them.  While many of the prospects look more like late-Day 2, Day 3-types, Eric Kendricks (UCLA) has a chance to go much higher.  His production and athleticism jump off the tape and he’s one of the more promising defensive prospects in the class.  Below is my analysis of his game.

Overview:

Eric Kendricks, the redshirt senior linebacker from the UCLA Bruins, enters the 2015 NFL Draft after one of the most prolific careers in UCLA football history. Kendricks started 42 games during his time as a Bruin, registering a school-record 481 tackles. In addition to the record-setting tackle numbers, he tallied 8 career sacks to go along with 5 INTs. In 2014, Kendricks was named First Team All-American by several national outlets (read more…)


Dueling 2015 NFL Draft Scouting Reports: Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA

Written by Justin Higdon on February 13, 2015

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The 2015 NFL Draft Quarterback group is roundly thought of as a three-man class. Some pundits may even consider Oregon’s Marcus Mariota and Florida State’s James Winston as the only two with long-term starting potential at the NFL level. DraftBreakdown’s own Kyle Crabbs disagrees. He’s already given UCLA’s Brett Hundley a first round grade in his report. And since early this past college football season, I’ve also maintained that the divide between Mariota, Winston and Hundley is not the gaping chasm others have painted. Still, knowing that the former Bruin is going to be one of the more divisive players in the class this year, Chad Dinkins and I decided that Hundley would be the perfect subject for our next round of dueling scouting reports. Here’s a look.


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