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John Owning’s 2015 East-West Shrine Game Practice Week Recap

Written by John Owning on January 15, 2015

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The Shrine Game practice week is coming to its end and while it doesn’t have the talent that the Senior Bowl boasts, there are plenty of draftable players who can make an impact on NFL rosters down in St. Petersburg.

Both teams had trouble with their footing as heavy rainfall on Tuesday significantly diminished the quality of each field. The West team really got the bad end of the stick as their field was barely playable, which led to players slipping and sliding through the drills on all three days.

While my eyes were glued to the trench battles for most of each practice, there were some skill position players who stood out, for the right and wrong reasons.

First off, the quarterbacks were downright awful for most of each practice. Old Dominion’s Taylor Heinicke was the best of the bunch, but even he had his fair share (read more…)

Hidden Gems – Jake Rodgers, OT, Eastern Washington

Written by Chad Dinkins on January 15, 2015

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Jake Rodgers Position: Offensive Line Height: 6’6″ Weight: 315

Experience: 12 games started for Washington State at various OL positions. Transferred to Eastern Washington and played in 10 games with four starts in 2013. Started 14 games in 2014 at RT.

Accolades: 2014 FCS Offfensive Line First Team All-American Games Watched: Montana, Montana State, Illinois State, Northern Arizona

Chad Dinkins Projected Round: 6-UDFA

Pros

Rodgers is an athletic player who has moved around the offensive line throughout his career at both WSU and EWU. He shows great hands that are connected to his feet when he moves. Possesses adequate power when engaged with the athletic ability to get to the second level, and displays a nastiness when run blocking.

Cons

Played offensive tackle at EWU during an All-American season, but projects as a guard at the next level. His movements are stiff versus quick edge rushers. He gets (read more…)

2015 Shrine Game: West Team Rundown

Written by Justin Higdon on January 14, 2015

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After two days on the East-West Shrine Game practice fields in St. Petersburg, Florida, I came away feeling that the West was the more talented of the two rosters. Perhaps that had something to do with the fact that West head coach Jim Zorn’s staff ran more competitive drills than his East team counterpart Mike Singletary. The West players and staff were enthusiastic, used their time wisely, and generally put on a better show for scouts and analysts in attendance. I only wish the field had been up to snuff. After Monday’s rainfall, the field remained sloppy for Day Two, and players continued to slip and leave huge divots on the playing surface. Still, plenty of prospects displayed next-level abilities worthy of mid-to-late selections in April’s draft. Here’s a quick rundown of the West roster through two days of practices.

2015 Shrine Game: East Team Rundown

Written by Justin Higdon on January 13, 2015

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Day One of East-West Shrine Game practices was dampened by steady Florida rain showers, but Day Two’s weather was perfect for full pads. Too bad Mike Singletary runs the absolute worst practices I have ever seen. Inexplicably the former Niners head coach likes to line up offense vs. offense and defense vs. defense for long stretches of time. Observers were treated to offensive linemen lined up at linebacker, receivers at the corners and even quarterbacks at deep safety. It was easily the most frustrating aspect of either teams’ practices during my two days at St. Pete. But enough ranting. There were still plenty of good takeaways and players who stood out and warrant a second (or in some cases, a first) look. Here’s a quick rundown of my brief stint at college footballs annual mid-tier all-star game.

DraftBreakdown.com headed to the 2015 Senior Bowl

Written by Bryan Perez on January 13, 2015

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Now that the 2014 college season is officially over, the focus of the football world shifts to the NFL Draft and its process leading up to April 30th.  One of the most important events for the players hoping to hear their names called in the first round is the Senior Bowl.  The annual college all-star game showcases many of the NFL Draft’s top prospects in their effort to impress scouts and NFL decision makers.

The team at DraftBreakdown.com will be in attendance for all of the practices this year.  I, along with Luke Easterling, will be leading the coverage on the site with additional contributions coming from other respected and seasoned NFL Draft analysts.

You can expect a daily practice report to be posted along with risers, fallers and general observations from the week.  I’m confident that you’ll find DraftBreakdown.com to be your one-stop shop for all (read more…)

College Football Championship: Oregon vs. Ohio State prospect videos

Written by Bryan Perez on January 12, 2015

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The 2014 National Championship game between the Oregon Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes is set to kickoff tonight at 8:00 p.m. (EST).  The team at DraftBreakdown.com has assembled a collection of videos for the 2015 NFL Draft prospects who will be playing in the game.  Take a look at some of their tape before watching tonight’s game!

NDT Scouting Report: Texas A&M OT Cedric Ogbuehi

Written by Kyle Crabbs on January 12, 2015

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*The following is an excerpt from NDT Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus. To learn more about NDT Scouting and the availability of the NDT Scouting 2015 NFL Draft Prospectus (available for pre-order NOW; $10.00 USD/April 15, 2015 release date) visit www.ndtscouting.com!  NDT Scouting aims to collaborate both a comprehensive film evaluation grade (omitted below) with weighted peripheral metrics of size, experience, athleticism and production (also omitted below) to provide readers with a complete look at the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft.*

 

Cedric Ogbuehi, Offensive Tackle (#68)

Senior, Texas A&M University Aggies Date of Birth: 04/25/1992 Size:

  • Measurement Source: Texas A&M University Biography Page
  •  Height: 6050 (Listed)
  •  Weight: 305 (Listed)
  •  Hand Measurement: N/A
  •  Arm Length: N/A

 

Experience:

  • Career Starts: 43

It’s Shrine Game Week!

Written by Bryan Perez on January 12, 2015

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Over the next several days, mid-late round NFL Draft prospects will be performing in front of NFL and CFL scouts in St. Petersburg, Florida in an effort to enhance their Draft value at the annual East-West Shrine Game.

DraftBreakdown.com has you covered for all of the week’s news and notes, as one of our Featured NFL Draft Analysts, Justin Higdon, is in attendance and will be posting his thoughts from the practices over the next couple of days.  Be sure to follow him on Twitter HERE.

In addition, you can checkout the scouting videos for the players participating in the game HERE.  The database of scouting capsules (written by yours truly) is being updated daily, so be sure to take a look at my thoughts on the prospect under the “scouting report” tab of the player’s main page.

As we continue to undergo a behind-the-scenes facelift (read more…)

List of underclassmen entering the 2015 NFL Draft

Written by Bryan Perez on January 10, 2015

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Below is a running list of underclassmen who have reportedly declared their intentions to enter the 2015 NFL Draft.  This list will be updated as more announcements are made.

2015 NFL Draft Prospect Spotlight: Florida DE Dante Fowler

Written by Joe Marino on January 10, 2015

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If Fowler was looking to leave a strong final impression in the minds of NFL Scouts with his play on the field, he did just that is his last game as a college player. In the Gators 28-20 Birmingham Bowl victory over East Carolina, Fowler produced three sacks to go along with two additional quarterback hurries while taking the game over in the fourth quarter to help secure the teams win. This capped a strong junior season for the former five-star recruit as he was named First-Team All-SEC by the conference’s coaches. He tallied 60 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

Why Fowler Wins

As a Junior, Fowler came into his own as a prospect. He has tremendous functional strength which allows him to control his gap as a run defender and execute power moves as a pass rusher. Combining his strength (read more…)

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