1. 2011 NFL Draft: Five Quarterbacks to Watch Past Round Two

    Because of the CBA concerns as well as almost half the league needing a franchise quarterback, there could be as many as six first round quarterbacks taken on draft day...

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  2. NFL Combine 2011: Could Colin Kaepernick Really Become a First-Round Pick?

    Without question, one of the biggest rises in the draft process from shortly after the season through the Senior Bowl and just days before the combine is Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

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  3. NFL Combine 2011: 9 Prospects That Need To Interview Well at the Combine

    The 40-yard dash is the most eye-catching part of the combine. The bench press can be a great test of strength for the tight ends, linebackers and linemen. The vertical jump, broad jump and shuttles can showcase a players overall athletic ability...

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  4. NFL Combine 2011: The Significance of the 40-Yard Dash

    It's the drill every combine follower considers first. It's the drill that prospects endlessly practice and perfect. It's the drill that most can relate to and understand is a key factor in NFL Draft Prospects: Speed...

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  5. NFL Combine 2011: 10 Most Likely Workout Warriors

    Among the most intriguing story lines after the NFL Scouting Combine comes to a close is which players drastically hurt or helped their stock and which players "worked out" onto some teams' draft boards...

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  6. NFL Combine 2011: 10 Players With the Most To Prove By Position

    At the Combine, players are working on generally their final chance to improve their draft stock before teams solidify their boards and prepare for draft strategy now that the scouting aspect is all but done...

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  7. NFL Combine 2011: Top 10 Projected 40 Times in Indianapolis

    Overblown, overhyped, and sometimes overvalued, the forty yard dash is usually the first thing fans look at when watching or reviewing the Combine, and the one concrete number that ...

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  8. NFL Combine 2011: Should the Top Quarterback Prospects Throw in Indy?

    Ndamukong Suh, viewed as one of the most elite defensive tackle prospects in the past 10 years, decided to do every workout at the Combine, claiming he had "nothing to hide...

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  9. NFL Draft 2011: Blaine Gabbert has "Everything to Prove" Working with Gatorade

    When a player declares for the NFL Draft, they soon realize their pro career and workout routine starts before they even get a professional shot...

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  10. 2011 NFL Draft: Comparing Super Bowl Players To 2011 NFL Draft Prospects

    In my second annual Super Bowl Players to Draft Prospect comparison, we'll take a look at some of the top players on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers to see if some of ...

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  11. 2011 NFL Draft: Could JaMarcus Russell Ties Keep Nick Fairley Out of the Top 5?

    As we reported before on www.OptimumScouting.com during our Senior Bowl coverage, we found out in Mobile an interesting, maybe huge, fact about a top junior in the class of the 2011 NFL Draft...

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  12. Sam Bradford Interview: Improvements and Developments in Year One with the Rams

    I got a chance to catch up with former No. 1 overall pick and current St. Louis franchise quarterback Sam Bradford, who is at the Super Bowl festivities for Super Bowl week...

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  13. 2011 Senior Bowl: 10 Players Who Impressed On Day Two

    I'm here live at the Senior Bowl, and while it's been a long first three days of the bowl week with practices, there is still a lot to be determined with some of the top prospects in this draft class attending the Senior Bowl...

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  14. 2011 Senior Bowl: LIVE Recap Of Monday's North Practice

    Here are Optimum Scouting's notes from the North Practice on Monday. Follow me on twitter for constant updates all week. www.twitter...

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  15. 2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Offensive Prospects

    As I've said many times via Twitter, I will be attending the 2011 Senior Bowl practices Monday through Wednesday...

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  16. Brady Hoke To Michigan: Is He Ready to Bring Back the Roses in Ann Arbor?

    Okay, Michigan fans, you missed out on Jim Harbaugh, Les Miles, even Gary Patterson of TCU and Gary Pinkel of Missouri...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about over 6 years ago 1,217 reads 24 comments

  17. 2011 NFL Draft: Pat White or Joe Webb? Dual Threat QBs Have a Choice To Make

    College football is rapidly changing. The days of "Pro Style" offensives are all but gone, and even now more teams are looking for athletic quarterbacks who can run the option and beat teams with their feet as much if not more than with their arm...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about over 6 years ago 2,057 reads 5 comments

  18. 2011 NFL Draft: Will Auburn's Cam Newton or Nick Fairley Be Drafted Higher?

    Cam Newton has been outstanding this year, having a Heisman season that reminds people of Vince Young and Tim Tebow's domination in the college ranks...

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  19. 2011 NFL Draft: New Orleans Saints Draft Preview

    A shocking loss to this Seahawks in their opening playoff game quickly put an end to the Saints ' hopes of repeating their appearance in the Super Bowl...

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  20. 2011 NFL Draft: Is Missouri's Blaine Gabbert a Bigger, Stronger Chase Daniel?

    Blaine Gabbert has gained some notoriety now, thanks to his declaring for the draft and Andrew Luck staying in school. And while he's been No...

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  21. 2011 NFL Draft: 10 Juniors Who Will Follow Andrew Luck's Lead, Stay in College

    Andrew Luck's decision to stay at Stanford for his fourth year (he'll be a red-shirt junior) was shocking to some. In a previous article, I discussed this as a very real possibility thanks to his father's influence and his desire to finish college...

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  22. NFL Draft Prospect Matt Szczur: NFL or MLB?

    Many athletes in college sports in the past and present have been dual sport athletes. Guys like Tony Gonzalez, Julius Peppers, Antonio Gates and most recently Jimmy Graham have been productive talents as both basketball and football players...

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  23. 10 People with the Most To Gain If Andrew Luck Stays at Stanford

    Many reports have surfaced that, like Sam Bradford two years ago, the projected top pick in the NFL Draft may stay in college for another year...

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  24. Battle for the Commander In Chief Trophy: December 11th Edition

    Alabama vs. Auburn was an outstanding rivalry matchup this year. USC vs. UCLA had a brawl among fans before the game, showing how bitter that rivalry is. Texas vs. Oklahoma has had national title implications in the past...

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  25. NCAA Coaching Carousel Weekly Update: Dec. 3 Edition

    In the first installment of what will be a weekly update, I’ll rank the top coaching prospects around the country, the possible jobs they might go to, the football jobs that are ...

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