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NDT Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus: Available Now!

Written by Kyle Crabbs on April 22, 2015

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NDT Scouting’s annual draft publication returns for the 2015 NFL Draft; providing readers with a complete, comprehensive look at 300 prospects eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft.  Available now ($10 USD) at NDT Scouting’s homepage, the 2015 Draft Prospectus is available in digital PDF form and will be distributed to pre-ordering customers on Monday, April 6th 2015.  *If purchasing after April 6th, please allow up to 12 hours for e-mail delivery to inbox; all copies of the Prospectus are mailed personally.*   With an order, readers will be placed onto NDT Scouting’s mailing list and receive their copy of the Prospectus shortly after.  The specific contents of the 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus are included below: 

- 300 individual scouting reports, measuring extensive film notes and grades against smaller weighted metrics for size, athleticism, experience and production to produce a single, comprehensive evaluation figure for each player.

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Luke Easterling’s Positional Rankings: EDGE

Written by Luke Easterling on April 22, 2015

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1. Dante’ Fowler, Jr. | Florida | 6’3″, 261 | Grade: Top 10

It’s a close race at the top of this class, but Fowler edges out the field for my top spot. He’s got a non-stop motor, is quick enough to bend the edge as a pass-rusher, but is just as effective against the run, quickly diagnosing plays and making stops in the backfield on a regular basis. Don’t be surprised if he’s the first edge-rusher off the board.

2. Vic Beasley | Clemson | 6’3″, 246 | Grade: Top 10

An athletic freak who tore up the combine with his ridiculous natural skills, Beasley’s physical traits translate onto the field in a big way. He was constantly blowing up plays in the backfield for the Tigers, and though he’s too small to put his hand in the dirt as a full-time 4-3 end, he’ll wreak havoc as (read more…)


Scouting the 2015 NFL Draft QBs: Jameis Winston, Florida St.

Written by Bryan Perez on April 20, 2015

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The following is a sample report from the FREE FRG Scouting 2015 NFL Draft Guide, available for Download by 4/26/15:

Overview:

Jameis Winston, the RS Sophomore quarterback from the Florida State Seminoles, enters the 2015 NFL Draft as one of the most successful passers in ACC history.  Winston led Florida State to the first ever BCS Playoffs in 2014, passing for 3,907 yards, 25 TDs and 18 INTs along the way (65.3% completion rate).  He was named first-team All-ACC.  His four 4th quarter comebacks in 2014 led the nation in that category.   It was a “down” year by his standards, as he was virtually unstoppable during the 2013 season.  He was the youngest Heisman Trophy winner in the award’s storied history after a season that included a National Championship victory over Auburn.   Winston was a consensus All-American selection and first-team All-ACC pick.  He totaled 4,057 yards, 40 TDs and (read more…)


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

Written by Bryan Perez on April 20, 2015

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The RSP Film room is back again, and I’m excited to share this tutorial about the tight end position as Matt Waldman is joined by NDT Scouting’s Kyle Crabbs.  In today’s episode, Matt and Kyle view the tape of Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota.  Williams is considered the 2015 NFL Draft’s top tight end prospect.  Remember: Matt and Kyle have each authored fantastic NFL Draft guides, both of which are available now.  You can read more about each Draft Guide HERE.


Luke Easterling’s Positional Rankings: Interior DL

Written by Luke Easterling on April 20, 2015

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1. Leonard Williams | USC | 6’5″, 302 | Grade: Top 5

My top overall player in the entire draft, Williams is a scheme-versatile monster who will wreak havoc no matter where he lines up. He’s extremely athletic for his size, and still hasn’t reached the ceiling of his potential. The top QBs may take the headlines, but Williams will be a steal for anyone who gets him lower than No. 1 overall.

2. Malcom Brown | Texas | 6’2″, 319 | Grade: 1st Round

One of the more underrated players in the entire draft, Brown is a disruptive force who will fit best as a 3-technique in a 4-3. He’s explosive off the ball, uses his hands well, and spends plenty of time in opposing backfields. He’s a top-15 player in this class for me, and will be a great value if he goes any later.

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Luke Easterling’s Positional Rankings: TE

Written by Luke Easterling on April 19, 2015

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1. Maxx Williams | Minnesota | 6’4″, 249 | Grade: 2nd Round

In a much weaker class that 2014’s, Williams is the top prospect for teams looking for a move tight end who can make plays down the field. He doesn’t offer much as an in-line blocker, and his route-running needs work, but Williams has enough natural tools to develop into a play-maker at the next level.

2. Clive Walford | Miami (FL) | 6’4″, 251 | Grade: 3rd Round

A balanced player who can handle his business as a blocker as well as stretch the field in the passing game, Walford was one of the stars of Senior Bowl week, turning heads with his ability to create consistent separation and make contested catches. He drops too many catchable balls on film, but he should entice an NFL team to make him the second tight end off the board.

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Luke Easterling’s Positional Rankings: C

Written by Luke Easterling on April 18, 2015

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1. Cam Erving | Florida State | 6’5″, 313 | Grade: 1st Round

A former tackle, Erving was moved inside last season due to injuries, and it actually did wonders for his draft stock. It’s not often that going from tackle to center makes you more valuable, but while Erving was solid on the outside, he became a dominant center for the Seminoles.

2. Andy Gallik | Boston College | 6’2″, 306 | Grade: 3rd Round

He’s not the most athletic guy in this class, but Gallik is a solid technician who just finds a way to get the job done. He has the power and functional strength to be effective at the point of attack, and while he’s not likely to be the second center off the board, he could end up being one of the better values in the middle rounds.

3. Hroniss Grasu | Oregon | (read more…)


Play the Draft with Draft Breakdown

Written by Dan Hope on April 17, 2015

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Joe Marino’s Safety Rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft

Written by Joe Marino on April 13, 2015

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First Round Grades

1.Landon Collins, Alabama – Collins flies all over the football field and is consistently around the ball. He has no issues coming into the box to defend the run and is an excellent tackler. He is aggressive when pursuing the ball and has great instincts as a run defender. He sees plays in front of him and naturally reacts while positioning himself to make plays. When playing the pass, Collins is best when he is able to roam the field and read the quarterback’s eyes. He can cover ground, break on the football and has good ball skills. Athletically, Smith shows good strength and quickness. His burst in pursuit is excellent. Collins has been exposed in man coverage on a few occasions.

Second Round Grades

2. Damarious Randall, Arizona State – Great break on the ball with excellent zone coverage instincts. Fluid athlete with smooth  movement skills and (read more…)


Luke Easterling’s 2015 Mock Draft 3.0 – Four Rounds

Written by Luke Easterling on April 12, 2015

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As we draw closer to the 2015 NFL Draft, I’m changing gears on the nature of my mock draft. This four-round projection is more of a “what I think will happen” mock, rather than a “what I would do” version.

With a little more than two weeks to go before draft day, here’s my latest take on how things could shake out.

FIRST ROUND

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State – The closer we get to the draft, the more this seems like a certainty. The Bucs haven’t hidden their love for Winston, and I fully expect him to be the pick.

2. Tennessee Titans – Leonard Williams, DL, USC – I’m not buying the Mariota rumors at this pick unless it’s another team trading up. Williams is the best overall player in this draft and will be a disruptive force regardless of where he (read more…)


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