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The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 82 – 2017 NFL Draft Rumors With Jeff Risdon

Written by Justin Higdon on April 25, 2017

Mitch Trubisky

Seth and Justin welcome Jeff Risdon to the show to discuss up-to-the-minute 2017 NFL Draft rumors. Are the Browns hot on Trubisky? Where will the Niners go at #2 overall? Quarterback rumors, draft promises, who to trust in the media, prop bets, and much more. A loaded episode just days before the main event!

Nicholas McGee’s Tight End Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 24, 2017


Rarely has there been a better year to have a tight end on your wish list.

The 2017 NFL Draft is stacked with athletic move tight ends and players who excel as both in-line blockers and pass-catchers.

Here I rank my top 10.

Nicholas McGee’s Wide Receiver Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 24, 2017

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 02: Corey Davis #84 of the Western Michigan Broncos looks for yards after a first half catch while playing the Ohio Bobcats during the MAC Championship on December 2, 2016 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

This wide receiver class isn’t of the calibre of 2014, but there are plenty of playmakers available for those in need of a talented pass-catcher.

Here I rank the top 20 wideouts in the draft.

Exclusive: Interview with Alabama’s Tim Williams

Written by Justin Melo on April 24, 2017


A potential first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft, Alabama EDGE rusher Tim Williams took time out of his busy predraft schedule to speak with us exclusively here at Draft Breakdown. Williams leaves Alabama for the NFL with two National Championship appearances and 20.0 sacks to his name. In our interview, Williams talks about his failed drug tests and why he decided to be transparent with teams on the topic, why he’s glad he wasn’t labeled a combine workout warrior, the art of pass rushing, playing for coach Saban and more.

Thanks for joining me today Tim.

Williams: Thanks for having me.

You decided to return to Alabama despite posting double digit sacks in 2015. You were definitely ready to enter the draft last season. Why did you return in 2016?

Williams: I decided to return because I wanted to win another championship. I wasn’t interested (read more…)

Nicholas McGee’s Running Back Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 24, 2017


It’s an excellent year to need a running back in the 2017 NFL Draft.

There are day-three prospects who can be legitimate difference-makers at the pro level, and here I ranked the top 20 tailbacks in the class.

Nicholas McGee’s Quarterback Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 24, 2017


As we enter draft week, nobody really knows who the first quarterback off the board will be.

Here I give my opinion on what order the quarterbacks should be taken by ranking the top 20 quarterbacks in the class.

2017 NFL Draft: Jonah Tuls’ Top 300 Big Board

Written by Jonah Tuls on April 22, 2017

Myles Garrett

The wait is almost over. With the 2017 NFL draft only five days away, it is time to release my overall rankings for the draft with my final top 300 big board. The board will be separated by players with a first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth/seventh or priority free agent round grade. If you are not familiar with a big board, this is a vertical, overall ranking of the top prospects in the class according to my evaluations; however, they are not where I think they will go in a mock draft necessarily. Feel free to contact me on Twitter (@JonahTulsNFL) if you have any feedback, and without further ado, here is my final big board for the 2017 NFL draft:

First Round Grades: 24

  • Myles Garrett, EDGE, Texas A&M
  • – Myles Garrett has unanimously been the top player in the draft since the beginning of the process, (read more…)

    Exclusive Interview with Auburn DB Rudy Ford

    Written by Justin Melo on April 20, 2017

    Johnathan Ford (23).
LSU vs Auburn in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics

    Auburn DB Rudy Ford took time out of his busy predraft schedule to speak with us exclusively here at Draft Breakdown. After running a 4.3 at his pro day, teams across the league are taking a closer look at Ford and the versatility he can bring to their defense. Ford has made predraft visits to the Cardinals, Raiders and Rams. In this exclusive sit down, we discuss a strange occurrence with the medical team at the combine that held him out from participating in the agility drills, his experiences at the Senior Bowl and much more. Some video analysis is also included. Enjoy.

    Thanks for speaking with me today Rudy.

    Ford: It’s my pleasure, thanks for having me.

    You arrive at Auburn after playing running back in high school and they immediately convert you to a defensive back. What was that (read more…)

    The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 81 – Matt Harmon On The NFL Draft And Reception Perception

    Written by Justin Higdon on April 20, 2017

    Chris Godwin

    NFL.com’s Matt Harmon joins the guys to discuss his Reception Reception process for wide receivers, what he has learned so far, and how to apply data like his to NFL Draft prospect evaluations

    Jeremy Hyde – 2017 NFL Draft – Top 50 Board (final)

    Written by Jeremy Hyde on April 18, 2017



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