Matt Miller's Week 15 NFL Scouting Notebook: '17 QB Class Starting to Take Shape

Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterDecember 16, 2016

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer looks to pass against Virginia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Another week on the road from work, writing to you somewhere over Missouri and Illinois and then finishing up at Bleacher Report's home office in New York—where we'll shoot our weekly NFL draft show for Facebook Live (Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET). It's been a wild week. The NCAA handed out the Heisman Trophy. A top underclassman quarterback decided to enter the draft. The Senior Bowl and Shrine Game rosters are filling out.

The goal of each Friday's Scouting Notebook is to catch you up on all things NFL draft from the last week while sprinkling in my analysis and the rumors I hear talking to NFL folks. This week's should be a good one.

  • Top quarterback declares for the draft
  • Updated three-round mock draft
  • Fixing Los Angeles
  • AFC scout interview
  • ...and how do you get a job with the Patriots?

                                       

The Scout's Report

—I updated my top-10 mock draft on Instagram this week, and many were surprised at the omission of Michigan defender Jabrill Peppers. Don't be. Peppers is a tremendous college player, but I don't yet see the traits that will make him a blue-chip NFL prospect. Erase the hype and focus on the traits—that's what scouting is, after all—and you'll struggle to tell me the three or four things that make No. 5 a top-10 player.

—Will Peppers even be in the 2017 draft class? Many assume so, but the redshirt sophomore said after the Heisman ceremony, in a televised interview with the Big Ten Network, that he "hoped to do it again." That is vague, and Peppers could be playing coy, but scouts I've talked to say they haven't received a solid yes or no from Michigan on his plans.

—Another Heisman candidate, Oklahoma's Dede Westbrook, came under the microscope of Tulsa World sportswriter Cody Stavenhagen in this fascinating expose on the star receiver's background. For NFL teams, most telling is the two arrests in Westbrook's past on family violence complaints. According to Stavenhagen, "Westbrook was accused of throwing the mother of two of his children to the ground. In 2013, Westbrook was accused of biting the same woman's arm and punching her in the face with a closed fist."

Dede Westbrook
Dede WestbrookMichael Reaves/Getty Images

—I spoke to a former coach this week, looking for background information, and he vouched for the receiver, saying they had no issues with him during his JUCO days. That's the type of question NFL scouts will be asking as they look for a complete picture of a complex person.

—How good is this tight end class? It's the best I've ever seen. O.J. Howard is a top-15 player. Jake Butt and Bucky Hodges may make the first round. Evan Engram, Jordan Leggett and David Njoku are all potential top-64 guys. If you need a tight end, this is a great year to grab one. And we may see NFL teams do that by focusing on tight end (and safety) early in the draft because it's not traditionally a position with high-end talent and depth.

—Texas A&M safety Armani Watts tweeted his draft intentions with a photo of himself in uniform with the caption "one more year." He projects as a strong safety and will enter the 2018 draft as my top senior at the position.

Myles Garrett is the clear-cut best player in this class. That's my opinion, and it's the opinion of every NFL scout I've contacted in the last two weeks. If Cleveland can overcome the need to draft a quarterback No. 1 overall, Garrett should be the pick.

Myles Garrett
Myles GarrettBob Levey/Getty Images

—No surprise here, but Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has shot down rumors of his interest in getting back into the NFL. Keep dreaming, Rams.

—Late Thursday afternoon, Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald tweeted breaking news that four Georgia players would return to school for their senior seasons: Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Lorenzo Carter and Davin Bellamy. Most notable is Chubb, who returned from a serious knee injury in 2015 to have a solid junior season.

 

            

5 Names to Know

5. CB Gareon Conley, Ohio State

Ohio State's Gareon Conley is lost in the hype and numbers some of the 2017 cornerback class put up. In fact, he's rarely mentioned by draft fans asking questions on Twitter. That must change.

Conley, more so than teammate Marshon Lattimore, is NFL-ready and has the frame (6'0", 195 lbs) to step right into an NFL defense. In fact, I grade Conley out better than last year's No. 10 overall pick (Eli Apple) coming out of the same scheme.

              

4. QB Josh Dobbs, Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh Dobbs #11 of the Tennessee Volunteers gets chased out of the pocket during the first half of their game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Neyland Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by
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Scouts are up and down on Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs—and I've admittedly done little work on his 2016 tape—but it's telling that he got a Senior Bowl invite. When I asked one scout his thoughts on Dobbs, he replied that the senior passer "has a football IQ and wiring like Dak [Prescott] but not his decision-making."

I'll be keeping a close eye on Dobbs throughout the week of practices at the Senior Bowl, starting January 24.

                

3. EDGE Joe Mathis, Washington

A foot injury took Mathis out for the season in early October, but at the time, he was leading the Huskies in sacks and had made an impact as a power-rusher with some speed and length off the right edge of the defense.

At 6'2" and 255 pounds, Mathis reminded me of Noah Spence. Like Spence, he uses his leverage well and has enough speed to close the door on quarterbacks off the edge. With a strong predraft performance, Mathis could shoot up boards.

                   

2. EDGE Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M

The "other" defensive end at Texas A&M, Daeshon Hall has size and athleticism as a strong-side defensive end in a 4-3 defense. At 6'5" and 270 pounds, Hall can match power with power and uses a stiff long-arm technique to keep blockers off his frame.

Playing opposite Myles Garrett—and next to Daylon Mack—may help Hall slide under the radar of offensive coordinators when game-planning. But with his tools and potential, he could impress at the Senior Bowl and work his way into a Day 2 selection even in a loaded EDGE class.

                    

1. WR Travin Dural, LSU

BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 05:  Travin Dural #83 of the LSU Tigers pulls in this reception against Marlon Humphrey #26 of the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Every year, fans want draft analysts to pick a sleeper prospect who, in the right system, could outproduce his ranking. This year's candidate at wide receiver is Travin Dural.

Looking at his numbers, Dural doesn't jump off the page. But how much of that was the awful LSU system? With no quarterback to consistently deliver the ball, Dural's numbers suffered in a run-first attack. That said, the potential is there for him to have an impact as a mid-rounder due to his tools.

     

3 Questions with an AFC Scout

Each week, I'll pose three questions to an NFL draft prospect, current player, agent or current scout. This week, I spoke with an AFC scout who asked to remain anonymous for competitive purposes.

           

Bleacher Report: The biggest news in the draft world this week was the report of Dede Westbrook's off-field issues. Had you heard about this beforehand?

Scout: When our guy visited Oklahoma, it wasn't mentioned. That puts us behind the ball. Means you better bust your ass at the Senior Bowl and combine and spend the next four months checking every lead on his wiring and background. Especially since it involved domestic violence.

                  

B/R: There's been a debate in our office about Dalvin Cook vs. Leonard Fournette. What are your thoughts?

Leonard Fournette
Leonard FournetteWesley Hitt/Getty Images

Scout: I'd take Fournette, and like I've told you before, it's because he's a rare athlete and talent. Cook plays in a great offense with NFL talent all around him. Fournette played with a sh--ty offensive situation, and I do think he slowed it down a little after getting hurt. But if you're scouting them as players and not producers, give me Fournette.

             

B/R: I know pro scouting isn't your area of expertise, but what do you think of Michael Floyd being picked up by the Patriots? 

Scout: Good for him. I hope he has it together off the field because he's been a mess on it lately. I'd worry about him picking up that offense in the next four weeks to make an impact on the playoff run. It's a really different system from what [Bruce] Arians does, and 12 [Tom Brady] demands perfection from his receivers in terms of steps and timing.

                           

The Big Board

A Twitter poll asking which readers would rather have this week—a three-round mock draft or a new top-50 big board—overwhelmingly pointed to a mock draft. With the playoff picture coming into focus, more players declaring every day and a coaching vacancy in Los Angeles, that makes sense to me.

3-Round Mock Draft
PickTeamPlayer
1ClevelandDE Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
2San FranciscoLB Reuben Foster, Alabama
3JacksonvilleDL Jonathan Allen, Alabama
4ChicagoQB Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina
5New York JetsRB Leonard Fournette, LSU
6Tennessee (f/LA)CB Quincy Wilson, Florida
7CarolinaDE Derek Barnett, Tennessee
8New OrleansOLB Tim Williams, Alabama
9Cleveland (f/PHI)QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
10San DiegoS Jamal Adams, LSU
11ArizonaS Jabrill Peppers, Michigan
12CincinnatiLB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt
13IndianapolisRB Dalvin Cook, FSU
14BuffaloWR Mike Williams, Clemson
15TennesseeWR Corey Davis, Western Michigan
16BaltimoreCB Gareon Conley, Ohio State
17Philadelphia (f/MIN)RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
18Green BayTE O.J. Howard, Alabama
19WashingtonDL Montravius Adams, Auburn
20MiamiDE Takkarist McKinley, UCLA
21Tampa BayWR John Ross, Washington
22DenverT Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
23New York GiantsDL Caleb Brantley, Florida
24OaklandLB Jarrad Davis, Florida
25HoustonDL Malik McDowell, Michigan State
26AtlantaDE Taco Charlton, Michigan
27PittsburghOLB Ryan Anderson, Alabama
28SeattleCB Jalen Tabor, Florida
29DetroitCB Sidney Jones, Washington
30Kansas CityQB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
31New EnglandEDGE Charles Harris, Missouri
32DallasDE Dawuane Smoot, Illinois
33ClevelandCB Marshon Lattimore, Ohio State
34San FranciscoQB Brad Kaaya, Miami (Fla.)
35JacksonvilleG Dan Feeney, Indiana
36ChicagoTE Jake Butt, Michigan
37New York JetsEDGE Carl Lawson, Auburn
38Los Angeles RamsTE Bucky Hodges, Virginia Tech
39CarolinaT Cam Robinson, Alabama
40New Orleans SaintsQB Patrick Mahomes, Texas Tech
41PhiladelphiaCB Desmond King, Iowa
42San DiegoT Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
43ArizonaQB Luke Falk, Washington State
44CincinnatiDE DeMarcus Walker, FSU
45IndianapolisS Justin Evans, Texas A&M
46BuffaloDL Vita Vea, Washington
47Cleveland (f/TEN)WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
48BaltimoreS Budda Baker, Washington
49MinnesotaG/C Ethan Pocic, LSU
50Green BayRB D'Onta Foreman, Texas
51WashingtonRB Joe Mixon, Oklahoma
52MiamiCB Cordrea Tankersley, Clemson
53Tampa BayCB Marlon Humphrey, Alabama
54DenverLB Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State
55New York GiantsTE Evan Engram, Ole Miss
56OaklandCB Jourdan Lewis, Michigan
57HoustonS Marcus Allen, Penn State
58AtlantaS Marcus Williams, Utah
59PittsburghCB Corn Elder, Miami (Fla.)
60SeattleG Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
61DetroitRB Alvin Kamara, Tennessee
62Kansas CityCB Cameron Sutton, Tennessee
63New EnglandDL Chris Wormley, Michigan
64DallasCB/WR Adoree' Jackson, USC
65ClevelandS Eddie Jackson, Alabama
66San FranciscoRB Jamaal Williams, BYU
67JacksonvilleEDGE DeVonte Fields, Louisville
68ChicagoS Marcus Maye, Florida
69New York JetsCB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado
70Tennessee (f/LA)DL Carlos Watkins, Clemson
71CarolinaC/G Pat Elflein, Ohio State
72New Orleans SaintsCB Tre'Davious White, LSU
73PhiladelphiaWR Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma
74San DiegoCB Kevin King, Washington
75ArizonaDL Elijah Qualls, Washington
76CincinnatiWR Zay Jones, East Carolina
77IndianapolisT Eric Magnuson, Michigan
78BuffaloT Roderick Johnson, FSU
79TennesseeLB Anthony Walker, Northwestern
80BaltimoreTE Jordan Leggett, Clemson
81MinnesotaWR Isaiah Ford, Virginia Tech
82Green BayWR Jehu Chesson, Michigan
83WashingtonWR Amara Darboh, Michigan
84Minnesota (f/MIA)RB Royce Freeman, Oregon
85Tampa BayDL Lowell Lotulelei, Utah
86DenverTE Cole Hikutini, Louisville
87New York GiantsLB Haason Reddick, Temple
88OaklandRB Nick Chubb, Georgia
89HoustonQB Davis Webb, California
90AtlantaCB Rasul Douglas, West Virginia
91PittsburghLB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin
92SeattleRB Wayne Gallman, Clemson
93DetroitWR Amba Etta-Tawo, Syracuse
94Kansas CityLB Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Tennessee
95New EnglandT/G Chad Wheeler, USC
96DallasWR Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
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Parting Shots

10. I've had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Belichick a few times, and it's never enlightening. I can't imagine having to cover him on a beat and use his press conferences to write entire articles from. But sometimes he opens up and talks ball.

When he does, take notes.

 

 

9. Want to work for the Patriots? Here's how you do it.

Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com has a great piece on what it takes to work for the NFL's best coach. 

"The 20/20 deal," Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll told Duffy. "Twenty hours a day for 20 grand a year. And it wasn't exactly 20 yet."

 

A lot of people reading this column want to work in the NFL as a scout or coach. I've tried sharing my experiences of what it takes to get to that level. This piece from Duffy is one of the best I've read on the subject.

 

8. It's almost hiring and firing season (and already is for the Los Angeles Rams). As the list of openings grows for front-office jobs, this is my short list of candidates. And a note here: I'm not listing candidates like Eric DeCosta (Baltimore) or Nick Caserio (New England), who have passed up interview opportunities in the past to stay in their current jobs.

  • Chris Ballard, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Trent Kirchner, Seattle Seahawks
  • Chris Grier, Miami Dolphins
  • Brian Gaine, Houston Texans
  • Omar Khan, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ballard would be the top choice for me—and hopefully special teams coordinator Dave Toub comes with him. Trent Kirchner would be a close second as the current co-director of college scouting for the Seattle Seahawks.

Chris Ballard
Chris BallardGeorge Gojkovich/Getty Images

 

7. Jeff Fisher is gone as head coach of the Rams, and general manager Les Snead may follow. How do the Rams start a rebuilding project that must be done without first- and third-round picks this season after trading up for quarterback Jared Goff? Step one is hiring the right people.

General manager—Chris Ballard, Chiefs

Ballard has the scouting chops to add the players the Rams need on both sides of the ball. He's a hard-nosed, grizzled veteran, and his no-nonsense method would be ideal for a team that too often has had an amateur feel to it.

Head Coach—Dave Toub, Chiefs

Toub is a special teams coach, which means he interacts with players from every background and skill set. Many will project an offensive head coach here to groom Goff and Todd Gurley, but a coach who can impact the entire roster and instill leadership and discipline is more important than hiring an offensive guru.

 

Building a staff would be crucial for Toub, but his experience as a coordinator means he can focus on the team instead of an offensive coach like Kyle Shanahan, who as a first-time head coach would need a strong defensive coordinator who could handle one-half of the team alone.

 

                       

6. Another round of players accepted invitations from the Senior Bowl this week. Here's a look at the updated rosters—which are, of course, subject to change:

2017 Senior Bowl Rosters
QB C.J. Beathard, IowaQB Josh Dobbs, TennesseeQB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
QB Sefo Liufau, ColoradoQB Nathan Peterman, PittQB Antonio Pipkin, Tiffin
QB Seth Russell, BaylorQB Davis Webb, CaliforniaRB Matt Dayes, NC State
RB Kareem Hunt, ToledoRB Donnel Pumphrey, SDSURB Jamaal Williams, BYU
FB Sam Rogers, Virginia TechFB Freddie Stevenson, FSUWR Travin Dural, LSU
WR Amba Etta-Tawo, SyracuseWR Zay Jones, East CarolinaWR Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
WR Josh Reynolds, Texas A&MWR Fred Ross, Miss. StateWR Jamari Staples, Louisville
WR Ryan Switzer, UNCWR Trent Taylor, Louisiana TechWR Taywan Taylor, Western Kentucky
WR Dede Westbrook, OklahomaTE Evan Engram, Ole MissTE Gerald Everett, South Alabama
TE Cole Hikutini, LouisvilleTE Jeremy Sprinkle, ArkansasT Adam Bisnowaty, Pitt
T Julien Davenport, BucknellT Dion Dawkins, TempleT Antonio Garcia, Troy
T Conor McDermott, UCLAG Jessamen Dunker, Tenn. StateG Dan Feeney, Indiana
G Danny Isidora, Miami (Fla.)G Dorian Johnson, PittG Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
G Jordan Morgan, KutztownG Taylor Moton, Western MichiganG Nico Siragusa, SDSU
C Isaac Asiata, UtahC Kyle Fuller, BaylorC Jon Toth, Kentucky
DE Tarell Basham, OhioDE Keionta Davis, UT-ChattanoogaDE Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M
DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, VillanovaDE Jordan Willis, Kansas StateDT Montravius Adams, Auburn
DL Jaleel Johnson, IowaDL Larry Ogunjobi, CharlotteDL Tanzel Smart, Tulane
OLB Ryan Anderson, AlabamaOLB Vince Biegel, WisconsinOLB Jarrad Davis, Florida
OLB Takkarist McKinley, UCLAOLB Haason Reddick, TempleILB Duke Riley, LSU
CB Chidobe Awuzie, ColoradoCB Corn Elder, Miami (Fla.)CB Damontae Kazee, SDSU
CB Desmond King, IowaCB Brendan Langley, LamarCB Ezra Robinson, Tenn. State
CB Cameron Sutton, TennesseeCB Marquez White, FSUS Justin Evans, Texas A&M
S Johnathan Ford, AuburnS Nate Gerry, NebraskaS Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville
S Rayshawn Jenkins, Miami (Fla.)S John Johnson, Boston CollegeS Marcus Maye, Florida
S Obi Melifonwu, UConnP Toby Baker, ArkansasP Justin Vogel, Miami (Fla.)
K Jake Elliott, MemphisK Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State
www.seniorbowl.com

 

          

5. The Senior Bowl is the premier predraft all-star showcase, but the East-West Shrine Game is also important. As those rosters start to take shape, I'll update them here as well:

2017 Shrine Game Rosters
QB Wes Lunt, IllinoisQB Zach Terrell, Western MichiganQB Gunner Kiel, Cincinnati
QB Nate Peterman, PittQB Cooper Rush, Central MichiganRB Elijah McGuire, La.-Lafayette
RB Joe Williams, UtahRB Dare Ogunbowale, WisconsinWR Jalen Robinette, Air Force
WR Jordan Westerkamp, NebraskaWR DeAngelo Yancey, PurdueWR Rodney Adams, South Florida
WR Kenny Golladay, Northern IllinoisWR Tony Stevens, AuburnWR Trey Griffey, Arizona
WR Austin Carr, NorthwesternWR Billy Brown, ShepherdWR Kermit Whitfield, FSU
TE Blake Jarwin, Oklahoma St.TE Eric Saubert, DrakeTE Michael Roberts, Toledo
T Jonathan McLaughlin, Virginia TechT Victor Salako, Oklahoma St.T Antonio Garcia, Troy
T Dan Skipper, ArkansasT Avery Gennesy, Texas A&MT Erik Magnuson, Michigan
T Gavin Andrews, Oregon StateT Dieugot Joseph, FIUG Zach Johnson, NDSU
G Danny Isidora, Miami (Fla.)G Kyle Kalis, MichiganG Geoff Gray, Manitoba
G Adam Pankey, West VirginiaC Lucas Crowley, North CarolinaC Chase Roullier, Wyoming
C Anthony Auclair, LavalDE Trey Hendrickson, FAUDE Jeremiah Ledbetter, Arkansas
DE Derek Rivers, YoungstownDE Avery Moss, YoungstownDE Bryan Cox, Florida
DE Karter Schult, Northern IowaDT DeAngelo Brown, LouisvilleDT Treyvon Hester, Toledo
DT Josh Tupou, ColoradoDT Joey Ivie, FloridaLB Brooks Ellis, Arkansas
LB Andrew King, ArmyLB Carroll Phillips, IllinoisLB Jayon Brown, UCLA
LB Kenneth Olugbode, ColoradoLB Marquel Lee, Wake ForestLB Calvin Munson, SDSU
LB James Onwualu, Notre DameLB Kevin Davis, Colorado St.LB Ben Gedeon, Michigan
CB Treston DeCoud, Oregon StateCB Jalen Myrick, MinnesotaCB Tyquwan Glass, Fresno State
CB Jack Tocho, NC StateCB Fabian Moreau, UCLACB Ashton Lampkin, Oklahoma St.
CB Ahkello Witherspoon, ColoradoCB Brad Watson, Wake ForestCB Channing Stribling, Michigan
CB Aarion Penton, MissouriS Randall Goforth, UCLAS Jordan Sterns, Oklahoma St.
S Tedric Thompson, ColoradoS Anthony Fish Smithson, KansasS Damarius Travis, Minnesota
S Orion Stewart, BaylorS Jamal Carter, Miami
www.shrinegame.com

 

   

4. The January 16 deadline for players to declare for the 2017 NFL draft seems far away, but some are already announcing their intentions. The following players have confirmed they'll enter the draft:

  • QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame
  • QB Deshaun Watson, Clemson
  • RB James Conner, Pitt
  • RB D'Onta Foreman, Texas
  • RB Leonard Fournette, LSU
  • RB Wayne Gallman, Clemson
  • RB Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
  • WR Jerome Lane, Akron
  • WR Artavis Scott, Clemson
  • WR Damore'ea Stringfellow, Ole Miss
  • WR Mike Williams, Clemson
  • DL Nazair Jones, North Carolina
  • DL Malik McDowell, Michigan State
  • DL Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA
  • DL Charles Walker, Oklahoma
  • EDGE Charles Harris, Missouri
  • LB Jermaine Grace, Miami (Fla.)

              

3. If you looked at the list of Senior Bowl quarterbacks above, you were probably left wanting a little more star power. NFL teams are too. So are media scouts.

This quarterback class isn't as bad as 2015's seniors of Garrett Grayson and Bryce Petty, but it's pretty bad. That may be good news for a player like Davis Webb, who should impress with the lack of talent around him. But it's also bad news for an impressive group of wide receivers that may be left with mediocre passers getting them the football.

 

                     

2. On Thursday, I reported that Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya was "leaning toward" declaring for the 2017 draft but that his decision hadn't been made. That's where it remains Friday, even if some Twitter reports spun that to mean he was definitely declaring.

Brad Kaaya
Brad KaayaEric Espada/Getty Images

The way I hear it, Kaaya is weighing another year of development under a good coach in Mark Richt versus the reality that the 2017 quarterback class is weak and the 2018 quarterback class looks to be strong. Jumping to the NFL now may result in a Day 2 pick, but Kaaya also wouldn't have to suffer for another season behind a bad Miami line. He'll also be playing without top targets David Njoku and Stacy Coley if he returns next year.

Kaaya may still decide to return to college for another season, but my money today is on declaring.

                 

1. It's no secret that I'm slightly obsessed with Bill Belichick as a coach, scout and team-builder. But he's also quite the football historian. This video of Belichick drawing up a run play from the 1959 offense—from memory—was too good to ignore:

 

 

     

Matt Miller covers the NFL and NFL draft for Bleacher Report.