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Writer and Draft Analyst, Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.
Former Co-host of Football Debate Central Radio.

Developed a prospect ranking system using a weighted value metric. A key feature is the Dynamic Measurable Ranking (DMR) system which combines and ranks each NFL prospect's athletic tools. This can be seen at DraftMetric.com

-Husband and father of two wonderful daughters.
-Graduated from the University of California
-Set the school's single-season sack record (14.5)
-College football 1st Team All-American
-Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
-Played for the Raiders, New York Jets and briefly with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens
-Played in the final year of the LA Avengers as a Rookie to (Arena Football).
-Work featured on CNN, TV appearances on CNN, ESPN and MSNBC.

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  • Fife Alexander posted 38 days ago

    Fife Alexander

    Can you take the time one of these weeks to figure out what a ratio actually is?

  • WaitingFor Johnny posted 80 days ago

    WaitingFor Johnny

    please explain why someone who is top 10 in almost every category related to his position is only ranked 20 in your stupid cali-boy made ratings ? oh wait ... you cant ... you are a hack and a homer ...

  • WaitingFor Johnny posted 80 days ago

    WaitingFor Johnny

    please explain why someone who is top 10 in almost every positional category is only ranked 20 in your stupid cali-boy made ratings ? oh wait ... you cant ... you are a hack and a homer ...

  • Ralph Colucci posted 99 days ago

    Ralph Colucci

    Why do you clowns have to keep on crapping on Matt Cassel's head? He is every bit as effective, perhaps moreso, than Stafford and Cutler and yet gets ranked 29th when all three of them had a good game and a bad game. What Cutler did was worse - He turned a winnable game into a loss - The Vikings were never going to beat the Patriots without Peterson. Too bad all this nonsense about that stupid little kid (who could have killed the three year old by the way which started the whole thing) destroyed Minnesota's season. Of course had Cassel taken the Vikings to the post season no doubt you would have reported how Peterson did it ALL BY HIMSELF. Keep calling for Teddy Bridgewater and you will get what you ask for. The kid has almost no chance of making it but make sure you destroy what little chance he has by throwing him in there without a running game.

  • William Berry posted 131 days ago

    William Berry

    Who is saying Greg Hardy will serve any suspension? The process has NOT been completed nor is it final.The propaganda that media types display is beyond measure. Ryan you seem to be a better person than that....? Seriously???

  • Kyle Poole posted 143 days ago

    Kyle Poole

    "If the Panthers were serious about a Super Bowl in 2014, they would have been more serious about bringing in some actual weapons for their franchise quarterback"

    I'm not complaining about the record you projected us at, it's reasonable to think we'll be in that range. However, the organization is serious about a Super Bowl as every other organization should be. How could Carolina bring in better weapons when there was little cash to spend? Gettleman has done all he can to help us out financially. Remember, it's because of Marty Hurney that we're in such financial trouble.

  • William Berry posted 143 days ago

    William Berry

    The average vet can outplay the normal rookie star...Who could The Panthers have gotten over what they did get who could have upgraded over what they got? If the Panthers were serious about a Super Bowl in 2014, they would have been more serious about bringing in some actual weapons for their franchise quarterback. Benjamin has talent and size but doesn’t seem ready to carry the burdens that come with being a No. 1 receiver. That is something he didn’t even have to deal with in college. No but this is NOT college and he is the No#1 guy now so let us see how it all works for you Ryan.

  • William Berry posted 143 days ago

    William Berry

    RYAN YOU ARE KILLING ME WITH THIS PANTHERS RECORD.....11-5 or 10-6 worst with this team. Learn your football. What is on paper doesn't translate to the field.
    -Played for the Raiders, New York Jets and briefly with the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens I see you are qualified but you hate the PANTHERS!

  • Sid Gray posted 157 days ago

    Sid Gray

    Ryan - I think the spell check failed this time. I believe "commodore" should be "camaraderie." Good story!

  • Eric Douglass posted 161 days ago

    Eric Douglass

    Hey Ryan, just read your article about NFL Training Camps. Great article man. I think the insight you give as a former player, and your straight talk writing style make your articles outstanding. Keep it up.

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