Notes from Week Four

Virginia‘s impressive win on the blue turf at Boise gave me my first look this season at safety Quin Blanding.  The role he’s playing in this defense is a little different, often playing two deep or single high.  Despite playing deep, he is around the ball frequently – showing a nice ability to get downhill.  […]

Notes from Week Three

This week the schedule was such that I was able to watch three of the top QB prospects – so let’s start with them and build in other positions. First up was South Florida’s Quinton Flowers in a Friday night drubbing of Illinois.  Size is going to be a problem for him when we get […]

Notes from Week Two

I started out week two with the Sam Houston State Thursday night game, as I wanted to watch QB Jeremiah Briscoe.  He operates a spread offense and there are the usual issues for a QB in that system – footwork can be a problem as he’s all arm getting the ball out quickly and going […]

Notes from Week One

Welcome back for another year – as ever, thanks for reading!  Last year these in-season posts drew a fairly low readership (average was about 60 reads) – but the week of the draft, my reads suddenly shot up to 4 figure numbers!  So, content wise, I’ll have to see how this year goes.  I’m not […]

Top 100 Review

Before I get into my top 100 review, I want to touch on site content.  I put a page count on the articles, and it was interesting to see that the most viewed page was my rankings – not the top 100 or mock.  So, the demand for what I like to do most seems […]

Final Top 100

Final Top 100 (Version 23 – 25 April 2017) This is identical to the top 100 in the section above, but I want to save it here as a separate article as I will start a new one in the summer! As a quick reminder, I would like to mention that this top 100 is […]

2017 NFL Draft – Top 10 Small School Prospects

I’ve managed to watch 101 FCS/D2/NAIA/D3 teams this season and many more small school prospects.  NFL rosters contain many former small school athletes, and I think they are underrepresented in the NFL Draft media world.  I’ve thus given as many as I could a mention in my “Notes from…” columns and the best as a […]

2017 NFL Draft – Top 10 Sleepers

Over the years, I’ve seen a number of sleeper articles – some of the so called “sleepers” have been high picks.  I don’t come out of my bubble often, but for the purpose of my top 10 sleepers, I have used the CBS Sports.com/NFL Draft Scout rankings.  Anyone in their top 200 at the time […]

2017 NFL Draft – Top 10 Series: Safety

Overall Class Strength While spread offenses have hurt some positions, safeties seem to have a much varied skill set in general as they try to defend high-powered offenses.  This is group is very good, with the potential to be excellent. Top 10 Safeties Jabrill Peppers – Michigan. Right now, Peppers isn’t the best player in […]

2017 NFL Draft – Top 10 Series: Cornerback

Overall Class Strength This is an excellent class – with plenty of top-level talent and depth.  There are options for teams running all systems.  It might even be the strongest position in the 2017 Draft class… Top 10 Cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey – Alabama. I love physical cornerbacks – and Humphrey is the most physical in […]

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