Day 3 of the 2013 Senior Bowl is in the bag—and I have the sunburn to prove it.

The weather has been beautiful for scouting and analysis this week, making the job that much easier while watching the top 100 seniors in college football.

Who made the most noise on the third day? Both the North and South squads took to the field with varying levels of intensity and success, and many of the players we've been tracking all week continued to flash on the field.

Here's a look at my notes from the day.


Day two is in the bag from Mobile, where we're camped out all week for Senior Bowl practices. What's worth noting from today's sessions?

It's important to watch from day one to day two to see how guys are responding mentally and physically to the practices. Are players sore? Are they tired? Have they developed in the two days of coaching from NFL staffs? Who is emerging as a leader on each squad?

Here's a look inside my scouting notebook for day two.


The Senior Bowl is called the NFL's largest job interview—and on Day 1 it's obvious that the 2013 class is under pressure.

Who stood out on Day 1? With practices running side-by-side, my notes for today will focus largely on the North squad, as well as the morning weigh-in. Thankfully, Bleacher Report's Andrew Garda is also here with me and was able to cover the South practices.

Each day this week I'll unload my scouting notes for you. Here's Day 1.


With the 2013 NFL draft order all but set heading into the Super Bowl, it's time to take a fresh look at the players teams are targeting.

A mock draft is much more than just assigning the best player to the next team on the list. When sitting down to write a mock draft, I'm taking my own personal evaluations of players plus news and notes from NFL scouts and executives that I'm in contact with.

Picks are assigned with free agency, team needs and team schemes in mind. Who should your team be looking at? Find out in our new three-round mock draft. 

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Scandals. Lies. Fake girlfriends. Fake deaths.

Amid a scandal unlike anything we’ve ever seen in college football, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has a lot on his mind, and at least one of those things is the upcoming 2013 NFL draft.

A one-time lock as a first-round pick, Te’o now faces intense scrutiny from NFL front offices that are infamous for their background checks. What has the "Catfish" scandal done to the Heisman candidate’s draft stock?

Before the story broke, I had Te’o as a mid-first-round pick. Now, it’s likely that a scandal of this proportion will indeed drive his stock down.

Based on conversations I’ve had in the last 24 hours with NFL personnel, a conservative estimate will be that Te’o falls one full round. That puts him closer to the middle of Round 2.

We’re used to NFL draft prospects having baggage, but it’s usually arrests or family issues. This is unprecedented, and you can bet it will affect Te’o’s stock negatively.

In speaking with one NFL player this morning, he told me, “(I) don’t think the casual or even hard-core draft people understand how big this is. Could be devastating. Like worse than finding injury/illness.”


Who are the top players for the 2013 NFL draft?

In a year dominated by top talent at offensive tackle and defensive end, the 2013 NFL draft is heavy on the offensive and defensive lines and thin at marquee positions like quarterback, running back and wide receiver. That doesn't mean this is a bad or weak draft.

Where will college football studs like Manti Te'o, Geno Smith, Montee Ball and others find themselves drafted? We have our running Top 300 posted here—overall and by position—for your NFL draft needs.

Bookmark it, print it, read it now and read it later. Here's your one-stop shop for NFL draft info.

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Notre Dame Fight Irish linebacker Manti Te'o entered the 2013 BCS National Championship Game as a top-five player on many NFL draft boards, but after being exposed by the Alabama Crimson Tide offensive line, what's happened to Te'o's draft stock?

We take a look at the truth behind Te'o as a college linebacker and NFL prospect, dispelling the myths and getting down to the facts about how the Heisman Trophy candidate will fare in the pros.

Where would you draft Te'o? Let us know in the comments.


If the 2013 NFL draft were today, who would be picked No. 1 overall?

The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills have hired new head coaches, putting the No. 1 and No. 8 picks overall into clearer focus in terms of team identity. With Andy Reid in Kansas City and Doug Marrone in Buffalo, it seems likely both teams will be looking for a quarterback early on.

As the NFL draft order comes in to focus, it's time to start looking ahead to the 2013 NFL draft. With hires and fires on the radar, and underclassmen entering the draft every day, here's an updated look at the first round.


With the NFL postseason participants coming into focus and the bowl season in full swing, it's time to start thinking draft for both the best of the 2013 crop of collegiate players and fans of the majority of pro franchises.

All-Star games, the combine and pro days will keep draft stock in motion, but we can still get a much clearer picture of the draft class now than we could just a month or two ago.

Let's take a look at what the 2013 NFL draft class will have to offer with a snapshot of the top players at every position.


(Note: * denotes underclassmen)


Who is the best player available in the 2013 NFL draft?

The 2013 class is full of players like blue-chip left tackle prospect Luke Joeckel and pass-rushing defensive tackle Star Lotulelei available, but who is the best of the best?

With the college football and NFL seasons come to an end, it's time to take an updated look at the top 300 players eligible for the draft—not including players like C.J. Mosley and Anthony Barr, who have already indicated that they are heading back to college for another season.