1. 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 4 months ago 11,027 reads 34 comments

  2. 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 4 months ago 18,287 reads 63 comments

  3. 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 4 months ago 49,470 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 4 months ago 12,437 reads 13 comments

  5. 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 4 months ago 27,050 reads 29 comments

  6. 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 4 months ago 27,696 reads 21 comments

  7. 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 4 months ago 10,820 reads 18 comments

  8. 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 4 months ago 2,747 reads 4 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 48,946 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 28,634 reads 77 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 39,748 reads 45 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 13,188 reads 17 comments

  13. 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 5 months ago 13,360 reads 22 comments

  14. 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...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 2,159 reads 0 comments

  15. Workout Warrior Jason Spriggs Has Tools to Be an NFL Franchise Left Tackle

    Despite being a four-year starter in the Big Ten, possessing an ideal 6'5" build and garnering second-team All-Big Ten honors his senior season, Indiana’s Jason Spriggs hadn’t ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 2,074 reads 0 comments

  16. What Each Top Quarterback Needs to Show at the NFL Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine is important for every prospect in attendance. It gives evaluators a chance to medically check each player, test them athletically on the field and begin to ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 4,803 reads 16 comments

  17. Why the NFL Combine Is Just Fine As Is and Shouldn't Be Changed

    Jeff Foster, president of National Football Scouting who organizes and orchestrates the NFL Scouting Combine each year, recently made the bold proposition that the organization was considering changing the NFL Scouting Combine format and drills...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 5,499 reads 25 comments

  18. NFL Draft Combine 2016: Position-by-Position Primer

    As the staple of the NFL draft process, the NFL Scouting Combine offers all draft-eligible players invited to impress teams physically, athletically and mentally throughout the course of their stay at the event...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 47,099 reads 38 comments

  19. 2016 NFL Draft: Ranking This Year's Top Return Specialists

    At most, 64 returner positions are up for grabs at the NFL level, a position that doesn’t covet backups or turnover...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 10,997 reads 14 comments

  20. 2016 NFL Draft: Why Rashard Higgins Can Be This Year's Tyler Lockett

    In an NFL evaluation setting where recency bias prevails sometimes too often, finding prospect comparisons can be both fruitful and flawed...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 7,903 reads 28 comments

  21. 2016 NFL Draft: Sleepers Who Could Crash the 1st Round

    Despite the remarkable frequency to which mock drafts are pumped out on the Internet, it’s generally the same 40 or 50 prospects filling first-round spots...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 85,633 reads 51 comments

  22. Hunter Henry Is 2016 NFL Draft's Best Tight End, and It's Not Close

    While the tight end position has seen a plateau in offensive attention, it’s still one of the most dynamic positions offenses can game-plan with...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 19,005 reads 29 comments

  23. Biggest Risers, Fallers of the Early 2016 NFL Draft Process

    The 2016 NFL draft process still has a ways to go before final big boards are ready. But we've already learned so much about the top and sleeper prospects in the class, and we've seen players rise and fall in the eyes of the media and NFL evaluators...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 5 months ago 53,013 reads 55 comments

  24. 2016 NFL Draft: Prospects Who Could Thrive at New Positions

    Making the jump from college to the pros is remarkably difficult. Only 255 or so players get drafted, and few last more than a couple of years...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 months ago 22,893 reads 14 comments

  25. 2016 NFL Draft: Illinois' Jihad Ward Poised to Continue His Rise Up Draft Boards

    Throughout the draft season, there is much discussion over “winners” and “losers” throughout the process...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 months ago 15,242 reads 32 comments