Written by Joe Marino on September 8, 2016
Written by Justin Higdon on September 8, 2016
Seth and Justin recap the first week of the 2016 college football season with an eye on quarterbacks DeShone Kizer and Deshaun Watson. The guys also break down the Week 1 performances of Mitch Leidner, Chad Kelly, and Greg Ward; highlight some risers and sliders; and preview Week 2. Plus, as always, some smoldering hot takes
Written by Joe Marino on September 7, 2016
Listen to Episode 3 of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino preview the top senior quarterback prospects entering the 2016 college football season. The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.
Written by Justin Higdon on September 7, 2016
Those who have followed me for a while, and/or who listen to The Draft Breakdown Podcast, know that I am a believer that incorporating on-field production into NFL Draft player evaluations is key to limiting mistakes. While relying solely on amateur statistics is a fool’s errand, it’s equally perilous to expect a player who didn’t produce at the college level to suddenly break through as a professional. With that in mind, each week this season I’ll dig through the box scores for a look at what the numbers are telling us about the 2017 NFL Draft class. Let’s take a stroll through the opening weekend results…
Written by Joe Marino on September 6, 2016
Listen to Episode Two of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Kyle Crabbs and Joe Marino discuss the prospects who stood out and disappointed in week one of the college football season. The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.
Written by Joe Marino on September 5, 2016
Written by Bryan Perez on September 1, 2016
Written by Jeff Risdon on August 31, 2016
Back by popular demand, it’s the weekly college football scouting guide! Each week we’ll go over what players to watch in several of the televised games with an eye for the NFL Draft. Production and outcomes matter, but this focuses more on the scouting aspects of the draft-eligible players.
Some of the things I’m looking for, especially early in the season:
- Proper positional technique
- Football IQ or lack thereof
- Improvement from prior season(s)
- Dynamic athletic traits
In this first week it’s primarily about getting a strong 2016 first impression about players on watch lists and players who stood out last year. Normally I’ll watch scores of college games over the summer to help prep my scouting eyes, but this year I didn’t get that deep. As a result, I have fewer preconceptions about more players.
I’m fascinated to see how this plays out. Sometimes those lingering impressions (read more…)
Written by Alex Sibo on August 30, 2016
With the 2016 NFL Draft well in the books, it’s time to start looking forward to the upcoming season of college football and the new class of prospects likely to emerge from the pack.
The following project is my effort to create a pre-season guide to the 2017 NFL draft by personally creating one new video for every potentially draftable prospect over the summer. As the map below indicates, I’ve conceptualized this project as a “road trip,” posting videos on a school-by-school basis in geographical order.
The pages below are organized by region with the most recent videos on the front page; graduate transfers are denoted with an asterisk (*) and listed under their former team, with the new school in parentheses. Check back frequently – page will be updated daily!
North Atlantic Region
Old Dominion Monarchs
The Draft Breakdown Podcast, Ep 44 – College Football Week 1 Matchups and Hot Takes with Justis Mosqueda
Written by Justin Higdon on August 30, 2016
Seth and Justin are reunited with Justis Mosqueda this week, and the guys run down the top Week 1 college football matchups, and NFL Draft prospects to watch from a full slate of games that runs Thursday night through Labor Day. Plus, plenty of the hottest takes from Draft Twitter sprinkled throughout the show