Written by Joe Marino on December 8, 2016
Written by Bryan Perez on December 7, 2016
The 2017 Senior Bowl is less than two months away, and as the list of accepted invites continues to be revealed, the crop of wide receivers who will be participating in the three days of practices is looking like a group of mostly second and third-day prospects.
The position group is led, so far, by Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook, who after a phenomenal 2016 season has earned himself a trip to New York City as one of the five Heisman Trophy finalists. At 6-feet tall and 175-pounds, Westbrook is far from an opposing physical presence at wide receiver, but his 1,465 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns are indicative of the slippery playmaker that he is in the open field. He’s a quick-twitched route-runner who freezes corners in their tracks with his well-timed footwork and upper-body fakes, not to mention his natural speed that already has defenders on their heels. But (read more…)
Written by Joe Marino on December 7, 2016
Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and Kyle Crabbs discuss some of the recent declarations for the 2017 NFL Draft. Plus, Kyle rants about Jabrill Peppers hate. The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.
Written by Justin Higdon on December 6, 2016
The FBS Conference Championship Games are in the books, and Seth and Justin recap some of the best and worst performances of the past weekend. But first, the guys break down some of the latest invitees from the Senior Bowl, Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Plus, as always, a few scalding-hot takes
Written by Joe Marino on December 6, 2016
Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and Kyle Crabbs go in depth to investigate some of the featured headlines throughout the past week regarding Draft prospects, weighing in with their two cents. The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.
Written by Bryan Perez on December 6, 2016
The 2017 Senior Bowl is less than two months away, and that means it’s time to prepare for the talent that will be on the field. The best way to enjoy the week of practice coverage and the game is to educate yourself on the participating prospects. For the second year in a row, Draft Breakdown will keep a running list of all the confirmed players and links to their film in this post.
Check back for updates throughout the next two months.
Written by Bryan Perez on December 6, 2016
After 13 weeks of the 2016 NFL season, the first round of the 2017 NFL draft is starting to take shape. It looks like no-one will catch the lowly Cleveland Browns for the first pick, while the 49ers loss to the Bears last Sunday may have locked up their standing as the second-overall selection.
The real intrigue starts at pick No. 3, where the Jaguars, Bears and Jets are all contending for its rights. The Bears have the worst strength of schedule of the three teams, but their loss to the Jaguars earlier in the year has Jacksonville with the pick.
So much could change between now and the end of Week 17, but it’s worth taking a peek at how things look right now:
POST UPDATED USING SOS FROM NFL.COM:
1. Cleveland Browns
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
4. Chicago Bears
5. New York Jets
6. (read more…)
Written by Bryan Perez on December 5, 2016
One of the nation’s most talented football players, regardless of position, has decided to turn pro. LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette announced via his Twitter account that he will enter the NFL draft.
Forever LSU, Forever Buganation pic.twitter.com/sdkN0JaonF
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 5, 2016
Fournette had a down season in 2016, totaling only 843 yards and eight touchdowns on 129 carries. His production was a far cry from his dominant 2015 season when he ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns. However, his yards-per-carry were the same — 6.5 — suggesting he was just as effective on a per-touch basis. Sure, he didn’t have as many highlight-reel moments, but his lessened workload is actually good for his NFL (read more…)
Written by Joe Marino on December 5, 2016
Listen to the latest episode of the Locked on NFL Draft Podcast where hosts Joe Marino and Kyle Crabbs discuss the prospects who stood out in the Conference Championship Games. The Locked on NFL Draft Podcast is powered by Draft Breakdown.
Written by Jeff Risdon on December 2, 2016
The MAC Championship kicks off at 7 PM on Friday Dec. 2nd, the PAC-12 at 9 PM. You can catch the #MACtion between Western Michigan and Ohio on ESPN2, the #PAC12AfterDark between Washington and Colorado on FOX.
I’ll be at Ford Field as a proud Ohio Bobcat alum…one who happens to live in West MI and has seen P.J. Fleck’s Broncos twice in person this year. My eyes will be on a handful of players, including an individual matchup preview for the Senior Bowl next month.
That would be Western Michigan right tackle Taylor Moton against Ohio defensive end Tarell Basham. While Basham primarily lines up against the left tackle (WMU’s junior Chukwuma Okorafor is a better prospect there than Moton), he does move around the formation.
Basham isn’t a top-shelf athlete but is a good enough of one to win with either speed or power. He’s got a (read more…)