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Ryan Lownes’ Top 50 Big Board

Written by Ryan Lownes on August 29, 2011

Ryan Lownes’ Top 50 Big Board

With the college football season only days away, Ryan Lownes offers a peek at his top fifty prospects for 2012. Based on plenty of tape study, his big board is an tremendous resource: both for die-hard draftniks and fans familiarizing themselves with college football’s top talents.

 

Love, hate, or feel ambivalent about Ryan’s rankings? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below and over at the Draft Breakdown message board.    

Top 50 Overall

 

#

Name

Position

School

Notes

1

Andrew Luck

QB

Stanford

Signal caller with prototype physical tools and rare intangibles.

2

Alshon Jeffery

WR

South Carolina

Physically dominant receiver with incredible production.

3

Landry Jones

QB

Oklahoma

Pocket passer has size and the arm to fit balls into tight windows.

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Top PAC-12 Talent: Stanford Cardinal

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on August 28, 2011

As a Southern California native, I’ve followed PAC-10 football closely since I first fell in love with the sport. And now that it’s finally that time of year (college football time that is), what better way to start the season off by taking a look at some of the top talent that the PAC-10 (sorry, PAC-12) has to offer in 2011.

 

Since this is a draft coverage site, I’ll stick with the players that will be draft eligible at season’s end. I don’t think that’ll be too much of an issue, though, considering the fact that most of these PAC-12 teams are saturated with NFL-caliber talent.

 

To kick this series of articles off, I’ll go with the Stanford Cardinal. Why not start off with the best player in college football? And no, it’s not because they’re my favorite college football team…

 

Bias (read more…)


2012 NFL Draft Extravaganza

Written by Mike Daneshgar on August 28, 2011

I’ve been doing some research on the 2011 College Football season and the 2012 NFL Draft because I have nothing better to do. Plus, as a Browns fan, I have pretty much all season to look forward to the draft.

 

This draft class has the potential to be legendary. It’s so awesome that if I had a twin, I would want to kiss him on the lips (watch this video and you’ll know what I’m talkin’ bout). Here are a few names worth keeping an eye on during the College Football season which is just around the corner!

 

QB:

 

Andrew Luck, Stanford – I think nothing really needs to be said that hasn’t already. Best quarterback I’ve seen since Joe Montana. He’s also the smartest football player since Albert Einstein and I’ve heard it said that he has a really loud voice, which makes his snap (read more…)


Preseason Week 3 Blitzkrieg Part 1 (maybe ?)

Written by Andrew Miley on August 28, 2011

Preseason Week 3 Blitzkrieg Part 1 (maybe ?)

Every week during the preseason and season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s “Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination. Now, some of you may take issue to my “maybe” in the title of the article. The truth is Hurricane “Irene” may cause me to be unable to watch the remaining games on satellite, but I will do my best to get Part 2 out. And on with our show:

 

Washington’s Tim Hightower looks amazing and his value is going through the roof. Don’t buy him high. If I already owned him, I would hold him for the first month and trade him to the highest bidder. R-Rated aka Ray Rice looks awesome. Lee (read more…)


Blaine Gabbert Preseason Game 2 In-Depth Breakdown

Written by Eric Stoner on August 28, 2011

gabbert overstride

Play by play breakdown and analysis of Blaine Gabbert’s second game in a Jaguars uniform.

 

The personnel numbering refers to how many tight ends and runningbacks are on the field. The first number corresponds with how many runningbacks are in the package, the second number refers to how many tight ends are in the package.

 

First Drive

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fJ7RxMJEAQ 

1.

 

– 21 Personnel, Pro Set, FB aligned strong

 

– Falcons in Cover 3 pre-snap. CBs playing way off, aligned facing the QB. SS25 clearly in box on TE’s side.

 

– 5 step drop. Z and TE both run posts.

 

– Drop looks good. Pushes off front foot, gets back quickly, and has proper stride depth.

 

– Overstrides on release (note him kicking his front foot out before getting ready to throw). Doesn’t fully step into throw, trying to use (read more…)


2012 NFL Mock Draft

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 25, 2011

   

1. Cincinnati Bengals   

 

Andrew Luck – QB – Stanford*

 

After struggling badly in the first two preseason games, Andy Dalton played dramatically better against Carolina, completing 11 of 17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. While a positive development, it’s important to note that the same Panthers defense was picked apart by Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne, who’s anything but a franchise QB.

 

Hopefully, Dalton will continue to improve, but he’s still battling the prospect of the team drafting Andrew Luck. To keep Luck out of Cinci, he’ll have to excel against the AFC North’s tough defenses. Also, his arm strength will be tested as the Ohio weather gets increasingly awful.   If the team’s season’s wrecked by poor QB play, the Bengals won’t be able to pass on Luck. The Stanford quarterback possesses the ideal attributes for an NFL quarterback, especially when it (read more…)


Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 2

Written by Andrew Miley on August 24, 2011

Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 2

Every week during the preseason and season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s “Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination.

 

Cleveland QB Colt McCoy looked ready to command the passing offense even with limited options available. New hybrid WR/TE Evan Moore, often injured, played well. McCoy is continuing to build rapport with Moore and rookie WR Greg Little.

 

If you have Nate Burleson down as a sleeper, it might be a little too late. He is a legitimate #3 fantasy WR. Stafford has looked good so far and I say that with much hesitation as who knows how long he will last into the season. On that same line of reasoning, Jahvid Best (read more…)


Janzen Jackson (2010)

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 23, 2011

Janzen Jackson (2010)

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Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 1

Written by Andrew Miley on August 21, 2011

Preseason Week 2 Blitzkrieg Part 1

Every week during the preseason and season, I will throw out some quick observations of the previous NFL week. With the invention of the DVR and Directv’s “Quick Bits”, I am able to watch every snap of every game and give you a lightning “blitz” war “krieg” to bring to your fantasy league for domination.

 

The Patriots 3-TE set was very effective against the Bucs. It is typically a run first formation, but it is used to perfection as a passing formation. Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski owners rejoice.

 

Legarrette Blount isn’t being used as a three down running back. Please use caution in moving him up your draft boards.

 

Despite losing two offensive linemen, the Steelers looked sharp against the Eagles, especially in the passing game. Antonio Brown looked good, but still will struggle to see the field once Emmanuel Sanders is healthy. Roethlisberger is now checking down (read more…)


Rookie Report: Cleveland Browns

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 20, 2011

With plenty of cap space and a roster full of unproven young’uns, the Browns were expected to be very active in free agency. But instead of making it rain, Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert limited themselves to a few low-dollar moves.

 

Because of the front office’s conservative approach, the team will be heavily reliant on their rookies to contribute this fall. At least three rooks will start, and others could earn significant roles. Fortunately, it looks like a few already are prepared to log significant snaps, and the other drafted rookies have shown a good deal of promise.

 

First round pick Phil Taylor appears poised to make a big impact this fall. The mammoth defensive tackle already has made his presence felt, most notably in last night’s game against the Lions. Taylor clogged the middle, allowing his teammates to make plays. When he shut down an (read more…)


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