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2013 NFL Draft Quarterback Rankings

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Even though he skipped the Senior Bowl, Geno Smith is still the top quarterback in the class (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Here at we frequently update the site rankings as we gather more information.  The goal of those rankings is to attempt to determine how the Browns will value the players in this draft class based on team needs and the plans of the new coaching staff.  As we present these rankings we are commonly asked how we, personally, would rank the players for the 2013 NFL Draft.  For example, the Browns may not feel that Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner is a good fit for Ray Horton’s defense, while I might think Werner is the best player in the draft.  I don’t.  That’s just an example.  But you catch my drift.  Now that the bowl season is over, underclassmen have officially declared, and I have returned from trips to the East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowls, it seems like the perfect time to unveil my own personal preliminary draft rankings… (more…)

2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Brendan Leister 1/27/2013

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Who will your team select in the 2013 NFL Draft? (photo courtesy of Editor: Brendan Leister

Updated 1/27

With one week between now and the Super Bowl, I feel that it’s time for me to come out with my first mock draft of the pre-draft process.  Please keep in mind that rather than posting what I would do in the given situations, I am predicting what the teams will do using the information at my disposal. (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day Three Practice Notes: North

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Alex Okafor has been outstanding in one-on-one drills this week (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

At Wednesday’s North practice all three quarterbacks looked sharp early throwing against air.  Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib looked the sharpest in terms of anticipation, and later delivered a pretty deep throw to Harvard H-back Kyle Juszczyk.  During early drills, North Carolina State QB Mike Glennon threw behind Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who adjusted nicely to make the catch.  Miami Ohio’s Zac Dysert looked more comfortable today than he had all week, and made a couple of strong deep throws during drills, including one to Oregon running back Kenjon Barner.  Unfortunately, later in the practice Dysert held the ball too long and attempted to scramble, and followed that up by losing a fumble under pressure.  Glennon also fumbled in team drills, but not one of the three QBs threw an interception all morning.  They appear to have finally developed some chemistry with their receivers. (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Notes: North

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Datone Jones is off to a hot start this week in Mobile (Photo: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports) Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

On Day Two of North team practices, a couple of linemen stood out once again.  While Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher generally took on all comers in one on one drills, one player managed to give him some trouble – UCLA defensive end Datone Jones.  Jones impressed those in attendance at weigh-ins yesterday and followed that up with a solid Monday afternoon.  Today he was an absolute monster, beating Fisher – easily the best offensive lineman on the North roster – on back-to-back plays with a swim move and then a bull rush.  In team drills, Jones flew around, at one point appearing out of nowhere to make a stop at the line of scrimmage.  He is making a case for consideration in the top half of the first round in April. (more…)

2013 Senior Bowl Day One Practice Notes

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Mike Glennon and the North Team quarterbacks had a shaky Day One (Photo: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Prior to the North Team practice, much of the buzz surrounded the quarterback trio of North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse, and Miami Ohio’s Zac Dysert.  Unfortunately, none of the three really impressed.  Glennon, who measured in at nearly 6’7 inches tall earlier in the day, had the strongest arm of the three and was the most consistent.  But all three struggled at times, throwing the ball behind receivers, sailing throws high, and getting intercepted.  Dysert threw two bad picks along the sideline that both could have been returned for a touchdown.  Nassib was intercepted by Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor on a deep pass intended for Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson, and followed that up by throwing a complete pass that forced Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton to reach back for the ball.  Toward the end of practice the three took turns rolling left and throwing to the back of the end zone while on the move.  All three made some nice throws during the drill, but Dysert – who looked good while throwing on the run during his college career – punctuated a rough afternoon by tripping over his own feet and falling to the turf.  Now that the nerves are out of the way, the quarterbacks will look to have a better day tomorrow. (more…)

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