1. Undrafted After Round 1, How Far Could Injured LBs Myles Jack, Jaylon Smith Fall

    While uncertainty dominated the storylines as to how the 2016 NFL draft would unfold, no one could have projected that Myles Jack of the UCLA Bruins would have fallen out of the first round entirely...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 day ago 47,220 reads 88 comments

  2. 2016 NFL Draft's All-Sleeper Team

    Even after four months of NFL draft buildup, there are still players who will likely be drafted without any real buzz...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 3 days ago 46,595 reads 29 comments

  3. Is Christian Hackenberg Really Worth a 1st-Round Pick?

    After suffering through a lackluster sophomore and junior campaign, Christian Hackenberg entered the draft process with much frustration from NFL scouts...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 days ago 25,970 reads 89 comments

  4. Why Florida Safety Keanu Neal Has Good Chance to Crash Draft's 1st Round

    We often hear about prospects who may have benefited from their supporting cast enough to inflate their draft stock, so teams should potentially be wary of their upside...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 7 days ago 9,490 reads 36 comments

  5. Best-Kept Secrets of the 2016 NFL Draft Class

    Less than 10 days away from the 2016 NFL draft, not every secret of the draft has been revealed. As quarterbacks, prospects with character or injury concerns and flashy athletes ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 11 days ago 31,989 reads 21 comments

  6. Why Boston College Safety Justin Simmons Could Crash the NFL Draft's 2nd Round

    Without considering Jalen Ramsey as a safety prospect, the top safety spot remains unclaimed for the 2016 NFL draft process...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 14 days ago 11,032 reads 18 comments

  7. Top 2016 NFL Draft Prospects' Flaws: Major, Minor or Imagined?

    No prospect who enters the NFL draft is without flaws, no matter how athletically or fundamentally special he is. At times, these flaws are overstated and unreasonably detract from a prospect's abilities...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 15 days ago 8,076 reads 11 comments

  8. The Best Big-Play Tight Ends in the 2016 NFL Draft

    Starting in the early 2000s, the value of the tight end position skyrocketed. While pass-catching tight ends have been prevalent in offenses throughout the NFL 's history, today's ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 18 days ago 11,022 reads 13 comments

  9. The Hardest Hitters in the 2016 NFL Draft Class

    There’s more to playing linebacker or safety than being able to lay a big hit. But in the NFL , when occasional big plays can swing a game in the form of a missed first down, ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 20 days ago 43,153 reads 29 comments

  10. 2016 NFL Draft: Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Every Top Prospect

    The NFL draft process is almost entirely about projections. While we can have a baseline about what players can be early in their NFL careers, prospects are drafted primarily about what they could become with NFL coaching, training and experience...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 22 days ago 33,575 reads 42 comments

  11. NFL Draft 2016: The Worst-Case Scenario Every Team Must Avoid

    Every year, the NFL draft doesn’t quite go as planned. While sometimes teams struggle because of a lack of preparation, at other times it’s just bad luck or the crazy ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 25 days ago 111,379 reads 195 comments

  12. Can Ohio State LB Darron Lee Be the NFL's Next Lavonte David?

    At just over 6'0", Nebraska’s Lavonte David slipped on draft day until late in Round 2 thanks to concerns about how a linebacker at his size, despite all of his production and explosiveness, would transition to the NFL...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 28 days ago 10,756 reads 34 comments

  13. Ranking the 2016 NFL Draft's Best Big-Play Running Backs

    While the NFL has devalued early-round running backs over the last five years, it hasn’t depreciated the value of big-play running backs throughout the draft process...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 30 days ago 18,159 reads 63 comments

  14. NFL Mock Draft 2016: Updated Predictions with Less Than a Month to Go

    As resolution of the NFL draft process nears, we still only have a few certainties about the 2016 class. We know that the top of the draft offers ample talent, with seven or eight special prospects up for grabs early in the first round...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 49,292 reads 17 comments

  15. NFL Draft 2016: Debunking Myths About This Year's Draft

    As the entirety of football fans turn to the draft in late April, preconceived notions and draft-process storylines begin to add fuel to the fire on a handful of narratives...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 12,371 reads 13 comments

  16. Finding Best Fits for 2016 NFL Draft's Top Quarterbacks

    Drafting a quarterback is not just about need. It’s about fit. Since they're in the most difficult position to transition from college to the pros, quarterbacks need offenses ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 26,951 reads 29 comments

  17. 2016 NFL Draft Prospects: Latest Stock Up, Stock Down Update

    March is pro-day month of the NFL draft process, one that can provide value to evaluators, as well as become a prime area where "over-evaluation" can occur...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 27,602 reads 21 comments

  18. Le'Raven Clark's Tools Have Scouts Salivating, but Film Tells Different Story

    NFL teams value projection of prospects and athletic upside more than fans and NFL draft evaluators. Coaching staffs get involved in the process, and their confidence in their ability ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 10,613 reads 18 comments

  19. Why Myles Jack Should Be Considered the 2016 NFL Draft's Top Prospect

    Since 2006, there have only been 10 linebackers, not including edge-rusher-only prospects, that have been drafted in the top 10 picks overall...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 2,708 reads 4 comments

  20. 2016 NFL Mock Draft: Updated Projections After 1st Week of Free Agency

    While we’re still in the heart of 2016 NFL free agency, we’ve seen enough players moved to have a stronger idea of how teams value the 2016 draft class as well as their own needs...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 48,754 reads 14 comments

  21. Slow the Hype Train: Mackensie Alexander Is a Raw, Unfinished Product

    While Deshaun Watson received the Heisman consideration and national spotlight, it was the Clemson Tigers defense that grew into one of the nation’s best...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 28,557 reads 77 comments

  22. Mid-Round NFL Draft Prospects with Pro Bowl Potential

    Every NFL team expects to find the draft's best prospect with their first-round pick. Drafting early gives teams a better chance to find impact players who fit exactly what they want to do on offense or defense...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 39,704 reads 45 comments

  23. NFL Draft: Why Andrew Billings Can Find Right Fit with Any Team in 1st Round

    As teams continue to move away from rigid defensive sets and adapt to the ever-changing offensive creativity in the NFL , they’ll need defenders, especially defensive linemen, ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 13,123 reads 17 comments

  24. Shilique Calhoun Among the Best, and Safest, Pass-Rushers in 2016 NFL Draft

    In NFL draft discussions, there’s occasionally a rift between a player perceived as "safe" and a player who has "upside...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 1 month ago 13,102 reads 23 comments

  25. Biggest Draft Buzz for Every Team from the 2016 NFL Combine

    Above all else, the NFL Scouting Combine has value in that it hosts every NFL coach, general manager, scouting director and top prospect for the 2016 NFL draft...

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