I examine the issue over at Football Study Hall. * Of course it’s always possible that the NFL is simply overlooking Big 12 players that might be better than expected.
As someone that watches a ton of recruiting film I have a fairly good idea of how people that follow a game at one level tend to evaluate players coming up from the lower levels. You try to watch for raw athleticism and skill from highlights or moments from games and you don’t spend forever … [Read more…]
It’s curious that the hybrid RB that can run routes hasn’t had a greater role in the Big 12 yet. Granted it’s hard to teach a RB how to excel at reading blocks, picking up blitzes in pass protection, AND running crips routes outside but there’s sure a lot of upside if you can. Christian … [Read more…]
I talked about Wyoming’s young signal caller Josh Allen over at Football Study Hall today. While he would have likely been a top pick in the 2017 NFL draft he could be THE top pick of the 2018 draft. What’s interesting is that despite growing up in California and coming in at 6-3, 180 as … [Read more…]
Over at Football Study Hall I have a breakdown of star Temple DE/OLB Haason Reddick and many of the ways that Matt Rhule used him last year. His film is exceptional and instructive on some of Rhule’s favorite tricks for dealing with college offenses. It’s amazing to see all of the guys that Rhule and … [Read more…]
I took a stab at answering this question over at Football Study Hall and suggested that his football IQ and acceleration could allow him to grow into a Troy Polamalu-like figure down the road. You’ll notice in the article that I mentioned Ohio State’s defensive shortcoming in needing corner-caliber coverage guys at field safety to … [Read more…]
My favorite thing about the combine is getting concrete, carefully measured numbers for players that we’ve watched for years but only had BS numbers on from what their colleges measured and reported or numbers from SPARQ tests when they were juniors in high school. I wish we could get numbers on more players, but the … [Read more…]
It was really an eye opening moment when the Patriots snagged Eastern Illinois signal-caller Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft. They took him fairly high, for one, which indicated that they really liked his skill set. Also interesting, he was coming from a “Veer and Shoot” offense at Eastern Illinois … [Read more…]