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2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Isaiah Crowell

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Isaiah Crowell finished his career in the FCS ranks after being dismissed from Georgia (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Over the past couple of years, former SEC football stars Janoris Jenkins and Tyrann Mathieu have survived being booted from their respective FBS programs to become Day Two NFL draft picks. Jenkins went on to play college football in the FCS ranks, while Mathieu rebuilt his image off the field. Both players went on to successful rookie campaigns, and at least temporarily rewarded the NFL decision-makers who gambled on them. This year, former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell is hoping to follow in their footsteps. (more…)

Moving to Tiers: Ranking the Running Backs

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Blake Bortles’ teammate Storm Johnson is a solid, mid-round value for a team looking for an early contributor at running back (Photo: Jamie Rhodes, USA TODAY Sports) Contributor: Chad Dinkins

In the 2013 NFL Draft, we saw the first time in 50 years that a running back wasn’t drafted in the first round. It is not unlikely to see the trend continue this year after the success of Eddie Lacey, Giovani Bernard, and Andre Ellington who were all drafted after the first round and had productive rookie seasons for their respective teams. (more…)

QB or Not QB. That is the Question.

Monday, April 21st, 2014

When it comes to the 4th pick in the draft, Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine may be left scratching their heads. (photo: Contributor, Ryan Alton

The NFL off-season is aptly nicknamed “the silly season” due to the amount of misinformation and rumors that exist from teams constantly in pursuit of a competitive advantage.  For those in the game, it’s considered silly because you can’t truly put faith in anything you see or hear.  For those on the outside, it’s because it seems downright ridiculous that teams go to such lengths to conceal even the most inane details about what they’re doing and why.  All of this is never more true than during the two-week lead up to the NFL Draft.  The smoke is awfully thick out there and it’s only getting worse.  In fact, with the draft being pushed back to May this year, it seems we’ve long by-passed silly and gone straight to ludicrous season.  So take that for what it’s worth as you follow along with my thoughts here…

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Blake Bortles

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Blake Bortles has a chance to be one of the first quarterbacks selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. (Photo: Editor: Brendan Leister

At 22 years old (birthday is December 16th, 1991), University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles is one of the most talented quarterbacks in the 2014 NFL Draft class.  During his three-year college career, Bortles played in 37 games.  He completed 585 out of 891 passes (65.7%) for 7,598 yards, 56 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions during that time.  In his final college season, he completed 259 of 382 passes (67.8%) for 3,581 yards, 25 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. (more…)

2014 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Brock Jensen

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

North Dakota State’s Brock Jensen led his team to a staggering 43-2 record over the past three seasons (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Brock Jensen QB

School: North Dakota State

Height: 6’ 2 3/4”

Weight: 223 pounds

40-yard Dash: 4.70 seconds

10-yard Split: 1.64

Vertical: 34”

Broad Jump: 9’2”

Three Cone: 7.06

Short Shuttle: 4.35

Date of Birth: 9/19/1990


2014 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Kenny Guiton

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Ohio State offense didn’t miss a beat when backup quarterback Kenny Guiton stepped in for an injured Braxton Miller (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Kenny Guiton QB

School: Ohio State

Height: 6’ 1 7/8”

Weight: 204 pounds

40-yard Dash: 4.78 seconds

10-yard Split: 1.68

Vertical: 31”

Broad Jump: 9’9”

Three Cone: 7.36

Short Shuttle: 4.28


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