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A Look at Oregon’s 2015 Prospects

Written by Justis Mosqueda on December 10, 2014

Marcus Mariota

An inaugural playoff team, the Oregon Ducks have talent on both sides of the ball. As CBS’s Dane Brugler has pointed out several times this season, this could be the year for Oregon to break their program’s single-season record of players drafted to the next level.

Before going deeper into the roster, and it is deep, we must first begin with Marcus Mariota.

 

Marcus Mariota, QB, #8*

Mariota is in all likelihood going to be a top-five pick. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who follows college football or the NFL draft.

He’s an efficient quarterback who can throw as well on the run as in the pocket and has the breakaway speed to hit the home run ball. All in all, he looks like a crossbred version of Russell Wilson and Ryan Tannehill.

He’s still not completely filled out. Some will have issues with his (read more…)

Scouting Notes: Noah Spence

Written by Page on August 27, 2014

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Scouting Notes: Noah Spence

  • - 6’3″, 252 lbs. (college listing)
  • - Five-star Recruit
  • - True Junior, Academic All-B1G
  • - 2013 Stats – 8 Sacks, 14.5 TFL.
  • - 1st Team All-B1G.

Scouting Notes: Vic Beasley

Written by Page on August 26, 2014

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Scouting Notes: Vic Beasley

  • - 6’3″, 235 lbs. (college listing)
  • - Redshirt Senior, Graduated
  • - 2012 – 8 Sacks, 8 TFL
  • - 2013 – 13 Sacks, 23 TFL
  • - 1st Team All-American
  • - Semi-Finalist for Lombardi Award
  • - Semi-Finalist for Hendricks Award

Justis Mosqueda’s 2015 QB Passing Charts

Written by Justis Mosqueda on August 24, 2014

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An updated list of the QBs charted by Justis Mosqueda as part of his survey of the 2015 draft class.  

Five GIFs to Get to Know Chuckie Keeton

Written by Derrik Klassen on August 17, 2014

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In what’s shaping up to be a weak senior quarterback class, Chuckie Keeton stands out from the rest. Aside from prototypical size, the Utah State signal caller possesses all the tools that make a top-notch NFL quarterback.

It’s curious, then, that the Mountain West Preseason OPOY has never received the national recognition he deserves.

Then again, that very well may be a product of the ACL injury that Keeton suffered halfway through last season. The injury was a shame not only because it will be a concern moving forward, but also because he was on pace for a jaw-dropping statistical year before he went down.

2014 is both a new beginning and a final chance for Keeton. He will come back as a fresh player, but at the same time, it is his senior season and he has to prove his worth.

Without further ado, let’s get (read more…)

Five GIFs to Get to Know Ray Drew

Written by Jon Dove on August 17, 2014

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Georgia’s Ray Drew is a physical and naturally talented defensive line prospect. After watching him play, I quickly fell in love with the former five-star recruit’s ability & upside.

In my view, Drew possesses first round potential. If he continues on the upward trend started with a solid ’13 campaign, the Bulldog will begin to appear in more & more mocks.

While he features tremendous upside, there are several areas of his game that need work. Drew needs to become a more consistent and disciplined player to fulfill his potential. Fortunately, his issues can be corrected through coaching and practice.

With a strong senior showcase, Drew could find himself surging up draft boards.

Five GIFs to Get to Know C.J. Johnson

Written by Aimal Arsalla on August 17, 2014

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Under the guidance of head coach Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss has transformed into a formidable program in the SEC. To his credit, Freeze was largely responsible for locking up defensive end stud Robert Nkemdiche on signing day in 2013. However, he also had the major benefit of inheriting another standout defensive end in C.J. Johnson.

Johnson stood out when I studied Ole Miss prospects last summer. He garnered some attention from the draft community at the time, but a season-ending ankle injury in October quieted the buzz.

Like Nkemdiche, C.J. Johnson was a five-star recruit. Freeze realizes his impact on the defensive line and made it clear that their defense took a step back when Johnson was lost for the season.

If Johnson can stay healthy and perform at a consistently high level, he has an opportunity to become a surprise first rounder in (read more…)

Five GIFs to Get to Know Hau’oli Kikaha

Written by Justis Mosqueda on August 8, 2014

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With the 2014 season fast approaching, one potential riser to keep an eye out for throughout the fall is U-Dub edge defender Hau’oli Kikaha. With a background in judo, this pass­ rusher uses technique and upper body strength to beat his opponents.

After back-­to-­back years with season-ending knee injuries, he produced at a very high level in 2013, notching 13 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss.

In 2014, he’s playing to prove his durability and to rewrite the Husky record book. If Kikaha is able to stay healthy, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if he jumps up into the first round of the 2015 draft.

Five GIFs to Get to Know Ameer Abdullah

Written by Andrew Worstell on August 6, 2014

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Ameer Abdullah stunned many when he announced he would return to Nebraksa for his senior season. Abdullah cited completing his degree as motivation, but he also appeared to be coming off the ultimate resume-building campaign: the 5’9″, 195-pound back tallied almost 1,700 yards as a junior — picking up yardage at a 6.0 YPC clip — and hauled in 26 receptions.

Instead of playing on Sundays this fall, Ameer will look to add to his legacy as the first Husker RB to have three 1,000 yard seasons. Abdullah also leads all active FBS backs in career 100-yard games with seventeen.

Additionally, Abdullah will work to secure his status as the top senior RB in the 2015 NFL Draft, something he’s likely to achieve if he avoids injury. He’s clearly the Huskers’ most important player on the field and also exemplary off of it, leading in the locker room and (read more…)

Penn State Prospect Breakdown

Written by Page on August 6, 2014

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Penn State’s 2014 roster does not feature a draft-eligible prospect who carries extremely high billing as an NFL prospect. There is no Allen Robinson…no DaQuan Jones…no LB coming from “Linebacker U” like recent draftees Mike Mauti, and Gerald Hodges, or Pro Bowlers like Sean Lee, Navorro Bowman, and Tamba Hali.

That being said, there will be numerous future NFLers the field for the 2014 Nittany Lions. As opposed to our standard “Get to Know the Prospect” piece, this GIF feature is about getting to know a team.

And with that, here are your potential draft picks coming out of Happy Valley.

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