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The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 68 – NFL Combine Snubs And Projected Winners And Losers

Written by Justin Higdon on February 16, 2017

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Seth and Justin examine the 2017 NFL Draft Scouting Combine snubs, and wonder aloud about who will surprise and disappoint in Indianapolis. Plus, some hot takes that might require blood pressure medication


Virginia Tech WR Isaiah Ford and the Art of Body Control

Written by Nicholas McGee on February 15, 2017

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Complete receivers are very difficult to find and, in this year’s draft class, there is perhaps only one player who could be described as such in the form of Western Michigan’s Corey Davis.

Davis is the most well-rounded wideout in the draft, though many consider Mike Williams of Clemson to be the top pass-catcher available.

Like most of the receivers in the class, Williams excels in one area in particular rather than in every facet of his game. His size allows him to physically dominate defenders and make contested catches on a consistent basis.

Virginia Tech’s Isaiah Ford shares this knack for winning the fight for contested balls but, rather than relying on physicality and catch radius, Ford is a reliable target because of his body control, which also enables him to haul in inaccurate passes, often in spectacular fashion.

Unlike Williams, Ford is not receiving first-round hype but, though (read more…)


Exclusive Interview with Arizona SS/LB Paul Magloire:

Written by Chris Nicolaou on February 14, 2017

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Let’s start with your earlier years; you’re a JUCO guy who played at Arizona Western in Yuma. Talk about that journey and what led to your decision to attend there.

Magloire: I switched positions to strong safety and coaching changes. I worked hard at it and learned a lot. At spring ball, scouts saw me. I got interest from Arizona and then got tons after that.

You led the Matadors to a 11-1 record as a second team all American who had 101 tackles, did you ever think you’d get recruited?

Magloire: That was the goal. Make it to a big time school. I had faith in myself and I worked really hard.

When you got recruited by Arizona, what position did they recruit you to play for the Wildcats?

Magloire: At first, strong safety. I played strong safety until week six of this season. Injuries happened to linebackers and (read more…)


The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 67 – NFL Draft Hype Vs Prospect Value

Written by Justin Higdon on February 13, 2017

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As we approach the NFL Scouting Combine, Seth and Justin have the latest draft-related injury updates. But, with hot takes swirling daily, the guys focus in on hype vs actual draft value, and what NFL teams are looking for as new data is about to come pouring in


The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 66 – Talking NFL Draft With Luke Inman Of Cold Omaha

Written by Justin Higdon on February 9, 2017

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Seth and Justin talk to Luke Inman of ColdOmaha.com about Luke’s Senior Bowl experience, over-hyped and under-hyped NFL Draft prospects, and hot takes


The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 65 – NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings, Comps And Hot Takes

Written by Justin Higdon on February 7, 2017

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) looks to pass as Pittsburgh defensive lineman Ejuan Price (5) rushes in the second quarter of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Seth and Justin reveal their 2017 NFL Draft quarterback rankings, with high end and low end player comparisons. Plus, the hot take that trolled #DraftTwitter


2017 NFL Draft: Pre-Combine Top 50 Big Board

Written by Jonah Tuls on February 7, 2017

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The 2017 NFL draft is near, and my latest big board of the top 50 prospects before February’s Scouting Combine features both risers and notable cuts. Feel free to yell at me on Twitter if you hate my rankings. Let the games begin!

1. Myles Garrett, EDGE, Texas A&M – The consensus number one player in this draft possesses a rare blend of power, bend, and hand usage. He is the perfect mold for a right defensive end in a 4-3 defense.

2. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama – An elite inside linebacker prospect who can play all three downs at a high level. His ability to come downhill, sort and finish through traffic, and cover ground sideline to sideline puts him in the upper echelon of linebacker prospects.

3. Jamal Adams, S, LSU – Adams is a missile coming downhill, but he is also able to control his aggression and make (read more…)


Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon not invited to 2017 Scouting Combine

Written by Bryan Perez on February 3, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02:  Joe Mixon #25 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

One of the top running back prospects in the 2017 NFL draft, Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon, is feeling the repercussions of his 2014 arrest when he was caught on camera punching a female student in the face.  The victim suffered four fractured facial bones.

As a result, Mixon will not be invited to attend this year’s scouting combine.

NFL teams received final combine invite list. Among those not invited: Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon and Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora, per sources.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 3, 2017

The NFL implemented a rule last year that allowed for players with violent histories to be barred from participating in the event.

Some saying Mixon & Zamora combine non-vites don't fit the new NFL rule, but here's what NFL dot com posted on that last year pic.twitter.com/yktpOcUZ8X

— Justin Higdon (@afc2nfc) February 3, 2017

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Jonathan Allen vs Solomon Thomas: Do you want a Ferrari or a Bugatti?

Written by Lorin Cox on February 3, 2017

Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (93) reacts during the second quarter against the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It’s a good year to be picking at the top of the NFL draft if you’re in need of help along the defensive line. The 2017 class is headlined by a pair of blue-chip prospects that have sparked plenty of debate in the mystical world of Draft Twitter and beyond. Alabama’s Jonathan Allen was long the consensus top lineman coming out, but as more and more analysts got around to watching Stanford tape, Solomon Thomas quickly entered the conversation and took the crown from the SEC standout.

One thing is overwhelmingly clear with these two — you can’t go wrong. Much like DeForest Buckner and Joey Bosa last year, both of them are elite defensive line prospects that deserve to be drafted in the Top 10, and both are more than capable of widely successful NFL careers in a variety of schemes. Preference between the two will likely vary by (read more…)


The Draft Breakdown Podcast, EP 64 – Prospect Injuries, McShay’s QB Rankings and Hot Takes

Written by Justin Higdon on February 2, 2017

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The silly season is in full swing, and Seth and Justin discuss the latest injury updates, rumors and hot takes. Plus, the guys dig into some QB ratings from Big Draft hot shot Todd McShay


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