1. 2010 NFL Combine: Could a Good Combine Push Dez Bryant into the Top Five?

    Since his sophomore campaign, Bryant has been viewed as the best 2010 NFL Draft prospect, and a first round lock at the wide receiver position...

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  2. 2010 NFL Combine: Prospects Who Need Strong Interviews to Up Their Stock

    Much is made about the NFL combine’s workouts, and whether fans realize or not, dismissing prospects because of a sub-par 40 or a few dropped passes in the gauntlet is not what will push prospects down the farthest...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 4,376 reads 7 comments

  3. 2010 NFL Combine: Breaking Down the Main Drills and Components

    With the NFL Combine less than a day away, we’ll take a look at each of the main drills and components of the Combine and why they can affect a prospects stock...

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  4. Big Ten Expansion: Fifteen Teams, Not Texas, In The Running

    According to CollegeFootballTalk.com, Wisconsin A.D. Barry Alvarez released some interesting insight on the Big Ten expansion talks. Alvarez first off dismissed Texas (as well as Notre Dame) as possibilities for the expansion...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 1,277 reads 10 comments

  5. 2010 NFL Draft: Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen Absent from NFL Combine

    Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen's absence from the 2010 NFL Combine can’t come as a surprise too many draft followers and team executives. Many top quarterback prospects have chosen not to perform in drills in recent years...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 907 reads 1 comments

  6. Antonio Cromartie Trade Talk: Eight Possible Running Back Trades

    In a rare event in the NFL, and maybe in an effort to compete with NBA trade rumors, a scenario has emerged about the Chargers reportedly shopping Antonio Cromartie...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 6,139 reads 26 comments

  7. 2010 NFL Draft: Saints Draft Scenarios

    The Super Bowl champs usually don’t have many needs and don’t look to the draft and free agency as crucial pieces to return to the playoffs...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 1,129 reads 3 comments

  8. 2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 NFL Combine Stars of the Past 5 Years

    For some reasons, the NFL Combine is insignificant. Scouts know "generally" how fast prospects are and how strong they can be. Scouts have a "range" in mind where they expect to see the prospects run in...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 3,745 reads 6 comments

  9. 2010 NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

    With the season over and teams beginning ito prepare for free agency and yes, the all- important draft, teams are right now assessing their roster weaknesses and looking where they need the most help...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 275 reads 1 comments

  10. 2010 NFL Draft: AFC Team Needs

    With the season over and teams beginning to prepare for free agency and the all important draft, coaches are assessing their weakness on the roster and looking where they need help the most...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 288 reads 1 comments

  11. 2010 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Look To Continue To Build Through Draft

    One of the top offenses in the NFL last season, the Texans are a team on the verge of being a Super Bowl contender. With one more great draft, they could push themselves to a Wild Card favorite in the AFC next season...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 3,901 reads 18 comments

  12. 2010 NFL Draft: Mike Singletary, San Francisco 49ers Still Need Playmakers

    Mike Singletary has done a great job getting this makeshift defense and inconsistent offense into a team that was in nearly every game they played this season...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 4,063 reads 6 comments

  13. 2010 NFL Draft: Pete Carroll Looks To Bring Trojan Success To Seattle

    With new coach and player personnel leader Pete Carroll from USC at the helm, expect the Seahawks to become a lot like the 2000s Trojan teams...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 2,140 reads 9 comments

  14. 2010 NFL Draft: Big Board vs. Todd McShay's Mock Draft

    While I could easily get into why I disagree with most of McShay’s projections, I thought it would be interesting to sync my picks up with his “Top 32” as well...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 9,839 reads 6 comments

  15. 2010 NFL Draft: Who's The Best Defensive Tackle, Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy?

    It seems like every year there is one big debate between two of the top prospects. Stafford or Sanchez? Jake Long or Chris Long? Etc...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about almost 6 years ago 4,682 reads 26 comments

  16. 2010 NFL Draft: Comparing Super Bowl Starters to Draft Prospects

    With the Super Bowl only a few days away, I thought I’d take the Super Bowl hype for a little 2010 NFL Draft spin. We’ll take a look at some Super Bowl starters that remind me of some current NFL prospects...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 1,626 reads 7 comments

  17. National Signing Day 2010 to NFL Draft: What Texas Recruits Will Make Best Pros?

    After an expectedly unexpected National Signing Day, it seems clear who were the big winners. The Gamecocks got a huge boost with Marcus Lattimore selecting them instead of Auburn, the Seminols ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 1,432 reads 2 comments

  18. Cincinnati's Mardy Gilyard: Behind the Draft Season

    On the field and in the stat book, Mardy Gilyard looks like an outstanding athlete and an amazing player. And he is. But his performance on the football field is not what NFL draft evaluators find fascinating about Gilyard; it’s his story...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 401 reads 0 comments

  19. 2010 NFL Draft: 15 Overlooked NFL Prospects You Need To Know

    Of course, following the Senior Bowl, everyone is talking about Tim Tebow, which really isn’t unexpected. However, there are a few prospects who, following their senior seasons and postseason All-Star games, should be talked about, as well...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 1,914 reads 27 comments

  20. Grading The Underclassmen's Decisions

    Although the deadline has long since passed, we take a look at the decisions of the underclassmen now. The reasoning behind looking at it now is that with the Senior Bowl and East-West game behind ...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 54 reads 0 comments

  21. Six Reasons Jake Locker Made the Right Move

    The debate has continually raised on since he declared it so of Jake Locker’s, star quarterback of Washington, to remain in school for his senior season in 2010...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 958 reads 1 comments

  22. The Dallas Downfall: Remembering the Decembers

    Three things are constant every December. The 31 day countdown to the New Year begins, the Holiday season engulfs our minds and wallets, and the Cowboys will find a way to go from a Super Bowl contender to a playoff maybe...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 201 reads 3 comments

  23. Heisman Trophy: College Football's MVP Award

    While the final standings would indicate a lackluster, surprise-less season for the most part, the Heisman Trophy has been anything but predictable. The top three from last season all returned, so it looked like a three-way race from the season’s start...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 484 reads 0 comments

  24. The Big Board: Top 100 Prospects

    Here are the Top 100 rankings on Optimum Scouting's Big Board. Keep in mind that these are our rankings from scouting each prospect, as well as hundreds of others by our staff including myself...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 97 reads 2 comments

  25. Meet Toby Gerhart: Scouting Report

    One of the best stories in college football this year has to be Stanford running back Toby Gerhart.  He was absolutely dominant all season.    If you like numbers Gerhart definitely caught your attention...

    Eric Galko Written by Eric Galko about 6 years ago 1,273 reads 0 comments