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Being wrong isn't easy. It happens, and quite often in the NFL draft world, but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow—especially thanks to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube commenters reminding you of just how wrong you were.

It happens, and the key as a college football and NFL player evaluator is to learn from it. What went wrong, what did I see wrong and what can I learn from this player? Such is the case with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Before the 2012 NFL draft, Tannehill was ranked as the No. 4 quarterback on my board. That wasn't a prediction of how high he would be drafted, but a projection of which quarterbacks would be the most talented from this class over the long haul. Through 11 weeks, it's clear that Tannehill should have been at No. 3.

What can we learn from Ryan Tannehill's pre-draft scouting report and a look at how he's playing today? Quite a bit.


The 2013 NFL draft class is shaping up, and from the outside looking in, this class appears to be weaker than any in recent memory at the most important position in football: quarterback.

Will the quarterback of college football's best-stocked program find his place in the NFL?

A.J. McCarron has won a national championship. He's been a Heisman Trophy candidate. But how does his NFL future look? Until this writing, McCarron hasn't been looked at on my big board as a potential 2013 prospect due to his status as a junior, but in a weak year of quarterbacks, could McCarron be tempted to head to the NFL?

Before a future as a professional can be considered, just how does McCarron project at the next level?

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If you're a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers or Cleveland Browns, chances are you're already scouring the Internet for updates on team needs and mock drafts. You've come to the right place.

Fans of many NFL franchises have just one thing to look forward to as we head into Week 11—the NFL draft. As the NFL landscape starts to unfold, so does the NFL draft picture. Which juniors will be foregoing their final year of eligibility for the draft remains a guessing game at this point, but a good idea can be developed by now. Same for the draft order, which is starting to take shape.

Let's kick off our offseason projections with an updated two-round mock draft and updated team needs. We call that one-stop-shopping.

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It won't be long before the NFL season is over for everyone but the 12 teams headed to the playoffs. Once that happens, it's full-steam ahead on NFL draft focus for those teams and fans. We're here to get you a jump start on what to look for.

Who is the best quarterback in the 2013 NFL draft class? How about the best pass rusher in a class that figures to be one of the deepest ever at the position? This year's class lacks an Andrew Luck-type player, but there's no shortage of talent on both sides of the ball. Who comes out on top?

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With the NFL season now officially half over, many fans are looking ahead to the playoffs, while others are already thinking about how to fix their team's problems in the 2013 NFL draft. With draft season approaching, here's a look at 10 players making moves up and down our Top 300 players list.

Players are moved up weekly only if their play or an injury warrants a move. For most players, nothing changes from week to week, but for others like Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen, injuries or poor play see them moving down.

Just as players can move down, we're seeing other players emerge as stars in this year's class. If your favorite team is in need of defense, the 2013 draft will be kind to you.


Mel Kiper is the godfather of the NFL draft, which means the entire draft world anxiously awaits his projections, analysis and mock draft each year. Now that we've seen a first look at Mr. Kiper's 2013 NFL draft analysis, how does it compare to the scouting and analysis done by Bleacher Report this season?

Kiper was clear to point out that his recent projections are not a mock draft, but rather, a look at team needs and a player who would be a good fit to fill that need. I'll do the same. Again, this isn't a mock draft.

How do my needs and rankings look compared to the godfather's? Not all that different.


The NFL draft is the perfect marriage between college football and the NFL. That doesn't mean that college greatness will translate to NFL success. In fact, some of the greatest college players of all time have failed in the NFL.

Which college stars have a future in the big leagues? Each Friday we take a fresh look at the NFL draft landscape, ranking the top 300 players for the 2013 draft class. Each week, players move up and down based on their performance and health, and each week a fresh new look is here waiting for you.

Who are the favorites at each position as November starts?


If you're a fan of one of the many NFL teams whose seasons look over heading into Week 9, don't worry, the NFL draft is coming soon enough.

As always, fans, coaches, scouts and media members are all looking ahead to what should be a loaded class of prospects entering the 2013 NFL draft. Each week we highlight five players moving up and five players moving down our weekly Big Board. This week brings some familiar names to the forefront.

Is Collin Klein the Next Tim Tebow?

By on October 31, 2012

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If you're a fan of college football, you've undoubtedly heard of Kansas State senior quarterback Collin Klein. He's a likely Heisman Trophy candidate, and at 6'5" and 226 pounds, a bit of a physical freak under center. 

Klein is one of the best quarterbacks in college football, but what about next season? Does the Wildcat quarterback project to the NFL, or is he another Tim Tebow?

Fans of Tebow must excuse me, but your poster boy has become synonymous with great college quarterbacks who aren't good enough passers to make the transition to the NFL. Klein falls into that category for evaluation, and you can't ignore the sheer physical similarities between the two.

So, is Klein the next Ben Roethlisberger or Tebow?


It seems like every few months we're writing an article updating the world on Tyrann Mathieu's draft stock. This might be the final nail in the coffin. Or rather, it should be.

Mathieu was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 25 and charged with "simple marijuana possession" after officers were dispatched to Mathieu's shared apartment in response to "a complaint about a man attempting to force his way in to the complex through a security gate."

Once officers arrived at that man's door, Mathieu answered. According to the report, officers smelled marijuana and obtained consent from the former LSU cornerback to search the apartment. Inside, they found 10 bags of marijuana, a digital scale and a marijuana grinder.

Mathieu was recently kicked off the LSU football team after failing a drug test, but the standout cornerback was back at LSU this fall attending classes, hoping to be reinstated in the spring for the 2013 season. Mathieu can stop worrying about getting back on the team and start worrying about his future.