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Scouting Notes: Dominique Easley vs Miami

Written by Jeremy Hyde on September 11, 2013

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#2 –  DT  -  Dominique Easley vs. Miami - 9/7/13  While pass rushers who bring pressure from the edge of the defense historically have drawn more attention, both from personnel men and coaches, there is a growing emphasis on the ability to disrupt offenses from the interior of the line.

One could even argue that penetrating the A and B gaps of the offensive line is more universally disruptive (against both the run and the pass) to opposing offenses than bringing pressure from the edge. Explosive interior linemen who can consistently penetrate and disrupt the backfield are becoming increasingly valuable to teams looking to disrupt the timing of today’s high-octane NFL offenses.

Perhaps no prospect’s better situated to benefit from this emerging league trend than Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Easley came to Florida as a highly touted five-star prospect from Staten Island, New York. His snap anticipation (read more…)

Video Passing Chart: Devin Gardner vs Notre Dame

Written by Justis Mosqueda on September 10, 2013

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          * Because one of the incompletions was catchable, the Left 20+ quadrant is colored blue (> 50 comp%)

                                 Video of Devin Gardner vs Notre Dame courtesy of Jmpasq.

Video Passing Chart: Stephen Morris vs Florida

Written by Justis Mosqueda on September 10, 2013

Stephen Morris - Florida

In a unique stats/film study mind meld, we’ve created a new draft resource at DB: video passing charts.

Now, in addition to having access to our statistical breakdowns, you’ll be able to see every throw we chart! Just click on the passing numbers below and our pop-up cutups will appear.

This is just the first of many passing charts we’ll be unveiling, so feel free to send us feedback & suggestions on how we can make future charts better! Video of Morris vs Florida courtesy of Adrian Ahufinger.

First Round Verrett?

Written by Mario Clavel on September 6, 2013

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Back in May, I compared TCU corner Jason Verrett to former Huskie Desmond Trufant after getting my first look at the 1st team All-Big 12 corner. While today I would backpedal a bit from that statement (I like Verrett much more than I liked Trufant), I still have a few concerns about his game that prevent me from grading him as a first round player, which appears to be the consensus among draft analysts.

I don’t doubt that Verrett possesses the physical traits (minus size) to succeed as a cornerback in the NFL: athleticism, foot quickness, closing burst and aggressiveness to attack receivers out of their breaks are all things that stand out while watching him. That’s why he’s at his best when able to play flat-footed a few yards from the line of scrimmage, keeping the action in front of him and enabling him to gamble and (read more…)

Scouting Notes: Andre Hal vs Ole Miss

Written by Jeremy Hyde on September 4, 2013

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#23 –  CB  -  Andre Hal vs Ole Miss  -  8/29/13   With all the surrounding talent in the SEC, it is easy to see how Andre Hal may have flown a bit under the radar to date. He was impressive in his first year as a starter for the Commodores in 2012, finishing the season with 16 passes defended, including two interceptions in a win over Tennessee. With ideal length, athleticism, physicality, and the ability to close quickly on the football in the air, Hal fits the prototype of the shutdown corner. A strong senior season could place him in the upper echelon of defensive backs heading into the draft process.

Hal spent much of this game matched up with Donte Moncrief, the Rebels’ top receiver (66 receptions for 979 yards and 10 TDs) from a season ago. Left on an island, Hal did an excellent job of (read more…)

Ryan Lownes’ Initial Top 25

Written by Ryan Lownes on August 30, 2013

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Jeremy Hyde’s Top 32 Big Board

Written by Jeremy Hyde on August 30, 2013

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JMPasq’s Top 64 Big Board

Written by JMPasq on August 29, 2013

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Side by Side 2014 Mock Drafts

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 28, 2013

New Mock Drafts

Using a draft order determined via a weighted draft lottery, Aaron Aloysius & Ryan Lownes unveil their initial 2014 mock drafts.

 

Top Five Senior QB Rankings

Written by Justis Mosqueda on August 26, 2013

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1. Jeff Mathews (Cornell)

Jeff Mathews is the best quarterback you’ve probably never heard of. He plays against non-scholarship athletes in the Ivy League, but also plays with them — his receiving corps tends to be especially drop-prone. He’s also the only “top” quarterback in this class with slightly above average height, which should help endear him to teams & scouts that have baseline measurables.

Mathews’ strong arm and top-flight deep ball make him a perfect fit for a team that runs a vertical offense, such as Arizona or Cleveland. He’s a very intelligent quarterback (Ivy League, who would have guessed?) with underrated mobility, but he isn’t the most proficient passer on the move.

While “QB wins” is too often misused as a metric, Cornell is 11-19 in three seasons under Mathews, which inevitably will raise concerns. Not very many quarterbacks whose teams have accumulated fewer wins than losses end (read more…)

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