1. Darius Slay Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Mississippi St. CB

    Darius Slay Detroit Lions Second Round, 36th Pick Playing opposite 2012 Jim Thorpe Award winner and potential first-round pick Johnthan Banks, Mississippi ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about almost 2 years ago 10,367 reads 33 comments

  2. Logan Ryan Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Rutgers CB

    Logan Ryan New England Patriots Third Round: 83rd Pick In a 2013 NFL draft class rich with cornerbacks whose talent could warrant selection anywhere from ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about almost 2 years ago 10,873 reads 28 comments

  3. Akeem Spence Scouting Report: NFL Outlook for Illinois DT

    Akeem Spence Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Buccaneers traded 112th and 181st picks to Oakland Raiders for 100th pick) Fourth Round, 100th Pick Akeem Spence declared as ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about almost 2 years ago 2,567 reads 5 comments

  4. Jarvis Jones: Breaking Down the 2013 NFL Draft's Most Polarizing Prospect

    In a draft deep with talent but lacking in sure-fire star prospects, there is considerable disagreement among draft analysts about many of the top prospects in the 2013 NFL draft...

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  5. 2013 NFL Draft: 10 Hidden Gems You Need to Know Now

    Many of the names you will hear during the weekend of the 2013 NFL draft are players who you have watched play for major college football programs and heard of for months...

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  6. Slam-Dunk Draft Picks Foreshadowed by Early Free-Agency Moves

    In an NFL draft year where there is no clear-cut No. 1 overall selection, there are few slam-dunk selections to be had...

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  7. Power Ranking the 50 Best NFL Free-Agent Signings so Far

    One full week into NFL free agency, most of the top free agents have signed with the teams they will play for in 2013. Teams have employed different free-agent strategies...

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  8. Best Ways the Jaguars Can Spend Their Cap Space and No. 2 Overall Pick

    The Jacksonville Jaguars came into the week with nearly $30 million in cap room, giving them plenty of room to make a splash in free agency...

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  9. Ranking Every Rookie QB by Week 1 Starting Potential

    Recent draft classes have set a new expectation of immediate success from rookie quarterbacks. The 2012 rookie quarterback class set that precedent dangerously high, with three ...

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  10. Ranking the 15 Most Anticipated Pro Days Before the NFL Draft

    The first full week of NFL pro days is in the books and has already included some of the nation’s most prominent universities and programs...

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  11. How High Can Matt Barkley's Draft Stock Truly Climb?

    Coming off of a very strong junior season, it was thought USC quarterback Matt Barkley could have challenged Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Baylor’s Robert Griffin III ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about almost 2 years ago 10,164 reads 69 comments

  12. Forecasting How Free Agency Will Affect the 2013 NFL Draft

    For all the 2013 NFL mock drafts that many draft prognosticators and I compiled in recent months, projections could change drastically once the NFL free agency period begins on March 12...

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  13. What Value Do College Statistics Have in NFL Draft Evaluations?

    Although the months leading up to the NFL draft tend to glorify individual workouts in shorts, there is no more important indicator of a player’s prospects for success at the next level than what they were able to do as a collegiate player...

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  14. How Cordarrelle Patterson Went from JUCO Star to NFL Draft Darling

    Outside of Rocky Top, most people didn ’t know who Cordarrelle Patterson was going into the 2012 college football season...

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  15. Biggest Weekend Takeaways from the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine

    It’s all about defense for the rest of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Offensive linemen and tight ends took the field Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, while quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers had their day Sunday...

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  16. How Ryan Nassib Could Become the Franchise QB No One Saw Coming

    Coming into the 2012 season, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib was an afterthought in the battle to be among the top quarterbacks drafted...

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  17. NFL Draft Prospects Who Could Shoot Up Draft Boards After the Combine

    A total of 333 players received an invitation to the 2013 NFL scouting combine, and whether it be on the field, in the interview room or even by clearing up medical concerns, ...

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  18. Predicting the Fastest Players at the NFL Scouting Combine

    Speed kills, especially in the NFL . The game continues to get faster every year, and as a result, the emphasis scouts place on speed when evaluating prospects becomes greater over time...

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  19. Introducing the Hottest Prospect in the Entire 2013 NFL Draft: Eric Fisher

    Playing an inglorious position at a mid-major school, Central Michigan left tackle Eric Fisher had escaped national attention prior to the 2013 Senior Bowl. Fisher took advantage of his prime opportunity to impress the scouts in Mobile, Ala...

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  20. Why Ezekiel Ansah Is the Most Unlikely Success Story in Entire 2013 NFL Draft

    Ezekiel Ansah played his first football game in 2010. Less than three years later, the BYU defensive end is a potential first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft...

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  21. Draft Prospects Whose Games Won't Translate to the NFL

    While most NFL players were standouts at the collegiate level, the equation doesn’t quite work the other way. For one reason or another, excellence at the collegiate level does not lead to NFL success for all players...

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  22. The 10 Biggest Hitters in the 2013 NFL Draft

    Even as the NFL takes steps to reduce the number of big hits in professional football, football fans continue to love few things more than when a defensive player lands a bone-jarring hit...

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  23. 2013 NFL Draft: Best-Case First-Round Scenario for All 32 Teams

    The sights of the brass of all 32 NFL teams are now set on how they can improve their team through free agency and the 2013 NFL draft to give their team the best shot to play in Super Bowl XLVIII...

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  24. Final Grades for the 2012 New England Patriots Season

    13 total wins and a spot in the final four in the NFL postseason would be considered a successful year for most teams, but not necessarily for the New England Patriots ...

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  25. The Top 10 Storylines Heading into Super Bowl XLVII

    Two teams playing for the championship all 32 NFL teams strive to earn is reason enough to be captivated by Super Bowl XLVII ...

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