Senior Tour 2016 – Int. Defensive Linemen Watch List

Written by Jeremy Hyde on August 10, 2016

Jonathan Allen

1)  Jonathan Allen  –  Alabama  –  (6’3” / 294)

A first-team Parade All-American and five-star recruit out of Stone Bridge High School (VA), Allen turned down offers from multiple top college football programs to play for Alabama. He quickly became part of the defensive line rotation as a freshman, collecting 15 tackles (3.0 for loss) and forcing one fumble in 12 games, before landing a starting role on the Crimson Tide defense in his second season. His 32 total stops (11.0 for loss), 5.0 sacks, one pass breakup, and one blocked kick in 2014 were enough to earn him first-team AP All-SEC honors as a sophomore. Allen was even more dominant in 2015, finishing with 36 total tackles, leading the team with 14.5 stops for lost yardage and 12.0 sacks, adding four pass breakups, and forcing two fumbles. He was named first-team All-SEC for the second straight season, but (read more…)

The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 40 – 2017 NFL Draft Big 12 Conference Preview

Written by Justin Higdon on August 5, 2016

Samaje Perine

This week, Seth and Justin preview 2017 NFL Draft-eligible prospects from the Big 12. PLUS, the guys have a very important announcement about free giveaway for loyal and new podcast subscribers 

Draftbreakdown Weekly Mailbag: 7/28/2016

Written by Kyle Crabbs on July 28, 2016

Jan 1, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) looks to throw a pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second quarter of the 2016 Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, afternoon or evening; wherever you may be! The mailbag is back but before we dig in, how about a little love for our video team? The amount of videos produced for 2017’s Draft (coming to my town of Philadelphia, by the way…so get ready for a house party!) climbs daily. We’re lucky to have them, so take advantage of their work and watch!  Every week I’ll be collecting questions and each Thursday I’ll be answering those questions here on a regular basis. Question submissions can be submitted through social media with the hashtag #AskNDTonDB.

This week’s mailbag is a fun blend of questions, a little bit of starting your own scouting efforts, a little bit of 2017 class and more.

@NDTScouting @draftbreakdown favorite player that you consider underrated in this draft class so far? #AskNDTonDB

— Riley Auman (@junioraumanac) July 28, 2016

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The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 39 – 2017 NFL Draft Pac 12 Conference Preview

Written by Justin Higdon on July 28, 2016

The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 39 – 2017 NFL Draft Pac 12 Conference Preview

Seth and Justin continue their college football conference previews with a look at 2017 NFL Draft prospects from the Pac 12. Plus, Draft Breakdown video editor Josh Deceuster joins the guys to talk about a pair of Washington Husky defensive backs, and Wazzu QB Luke Falk

Senior Tour 2016 – Edge Defender Watch List

Written by Jeremy Hyde on July 28, 2016


1)  Dawuane Smoot  –  Illinois  –  (6’3” / 265)

A three-star recruit out of Groveport Madison High (OH), Smoot was named his team’s Defensive MVP in both his junior and senior seasons.  He also earned three varsity letters and competed at the national level in track (discus, hurdles, and shot put). He played in just seven games as a true freshman at Illinois in 2013, posting a modest eight tackles and one sack. He saw action in every game in 2014, collecting 33 tackles (7.5 for loss), including 2.5 sacks, and batting down two passes. Smoot racked up 40 total tackles and broke up two passes as a junior. His 15.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, and three forced fumbles were all tops among Fighting Illini defenders, helping him earn All-Big Ten honorable mention honors in his first season as a full-time starter.   

Smoot has an exceptionally quick (read more…)

The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 38 – 2017 NFL Draft Big Ten Conference Preview

Written by Justin Higdon on July 21, 2016

Curtis Samuel

Seth and Justin kick off their college football conference previews with a look at 2017 NFL Draft prospects from the Big Ten. Plus, Draft Breakdown video editor Christian Matotte pops in to talk Big Ten quarterbacks and running backs

Draftbreakdown Weekly Mailbag

Written by Kyle Crabbs on July 21, 2016


I don’t know if you know this, but it’s the third week of July. This is exciting for two reasons: first and foremost, we’re now just five weeks away from the release of the first edition of NDT Scouting’s Preseason Senior Outlook!


…Okay, so maybe that’s secondary to the open of the 2016 College Football season in 6 weeks. Probably. Definitely. We’re down to almost being able to count the weeks on one hand, which is progress from where we found ourselves in early May when the draft wrapped up. This summer I’ve been impressed with the movement of Draftbreakdown and some of our colleague sites to keep the low point of football in America to a minimum. We’ve seen tons of videos, articles, podcasts and more. So much so, I felt compelled to join the mix. Every week I’ll be collecting questions and each Thursday I’ll be answering (read more…)

The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 37 – Bryan Perez and Getting the Call Out

Written by Justin Higdon on July 14, 2016


This week, Seth is joined by DraftBreakdown‘s esteemed co-owner, Bryan Perez. Bryan talks about creating FirstRoundGrade.com, his 2013 NFL Draft hits and misses, and his new role as managing editor of BearsWire.com. Bryan also discusses getting called out by Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long, and why that’s really not such a bad thing.

Senior Tour 2016 – Tight End Watch List

Written by Jeremy Hyde on July 12, 2016


1)  Jake Butt  –  Michigan  –  (6’6” / 248)

A four-star recruit out of Pickerington North High School (OH), Butt appeared in all 13 games as a freshman, including five starts. He hauled in 20 passes for 235 yards and scored two touchdowns. He missed the Wolverines’ first two games in 2014 while he finished recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered in conditioning drills the previous February. He was also suspended for the Indiana game for a violation of team rules. Playing in just ten games as a sophomore, Butt totaled 21 receptions for 211 yards and two scores. He earned first-team All-Big Ten and second-team All-American honors in 2015, finishing second among Wolverines receivers with 51 catches, racking up 654 yards, and scoring three TDs.   

Tight ends do not generally run precise routes or possess good separation quickness, forcing them to rely upon their (read more…)

Outland Trophy watch list includes Utah OT J.J. Dielman

Written by Bryan Perez on July 11, 2016


The Outland Trophy, which has been presented to the nation’s best interior lineman since 1946, announced its watch list last week that included intriguing senior draft prospect J.J. Dielman from Utah.

The 22-year-old native of Arizona enters the 2016 college football season with 27 starts on his resume, including all 13 games in each of the last two seasons at right tackle.  At 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, Dielman has a lean and athletic build which makes him appear like a big tight end on the field.

He finished last season as an All-Pac-12 second-team selection and is looking to build off the success he had in 2015.  In fact, Dielman was graded by Pro Football Focus as the eighth-best returning tackle in the nation.  The analytics powerhouse described him as a mauler in the run game.

There’s no doubt that Dielman flashes quality traits for an offense’s rushing attack.  He’s (read more…)

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