Writer and Draft Analyst, Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.
-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 indoor football (Arena Football)
-Created a prospect ranking system using a weighted value metric. A key feature is the Dynamic Measurable Ranking (DMR) system which unifies and grades an NFL prospect's athletic tool-set. (see link below to view)
I write stuff.
I have followed you on Twitter recently and really appreciate all the hard work you put in. You provide great insight and it's especially refreshing to see your opinions compared to some of the mainstream media out there. If you are familiar with FRX or "Play The Draft," I am the 2-time defending champion and only person to ever win the game. My brother and I also hold 4 out of the top 5 spots currently out of about 2500 participants.
Below is information on a game I recently created named the Mock Draft Depth Chart Challenge. It is pretty easy and self-explanatory as you just write in the prospects that you predict each respective team might choose. It can also be soon on GoogleDocs at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtQjC1oGSYqfdDdwdDZGVWx0NktKbm9WVjNlbW9wMEE
Could you either tweet it out or fill one out yourself? It'd be greatly appreciated. Since actual mock drafting is so unpredictable and inaccurate, I decided to create a simple game that provides backup options and plans so competitors can actually feel good about making correct picks.
The numbers refer to the amount of points gained if answered correctly. So always put your first guess on the top under the 10 point mark. If your first guy is correct, you get 10 points - if your second guy is correct, you get 7 - third guy, 5, etc, etc. As you move deeper into the first round and it becomes even more unpredictable, you are allowed an additional guess or two.
You can use the same player name as many times as you want, no limits.
Whoever ends up with the most points at the end of the first round, wins!
NOTE - For any team with multiple 1st round picks (St Louis and Minnesota), you DO NOT need to put the same player under both of their picks. As long as you correctly predict the player, it doesn't matter which pick it is. So you will actually have 9 different predictions for St Louis and 10 for Minnesota.
NOTE 2 - It is up to you to predict trades. If you believe that Miami is going to trade up for say Lane Johnson, well then you need to put him in your predictions.
Final spreadsheet must be turned in by the #1 pick on Thurs night! Let me know if you have any questions and all finalized Mock Draft Depth Charts can be sent to me at email@example.com. My twitter handle is also @NSRScout.
HELLO, GREATEST OAKLAND RAIDER EVER. I WENT TO YOUR RAIDERS DEBUT
Thanks for the shoutout on that "Worst NFL Playing Surfaces" post I did, Ryan.
I guess it takes a failure to know failure. I know a guy that played for the Champion Rattlers from that time and does my lawn. Get a Pulitzer and then you can call other people a failure.
Hopefully, you have heard of my new website www.profootballhotreads.com or seen us around on Twitter. But, I want to formally introduce myself and extend a virtual handshake.
My website is an analysis/opinion aggregator that aims to collect all the best NFL articles on the web in one place. Simply put, promoting great NFL writing is our goal, and we have been linking to your work often.
Check us out and keep doing great work for NFL fans everywhere.
Sports Illustrated would be lucky to have you, therefore Bleacher Report is ridiculously lucky to have you
care for a fan add?
Hey, just a thought... Coming from a person who tied their cleats next to some of the greatest a short time ago, would you consider doing an article comparing today's Ndamukong Suh, Ray Rice, A.J. Green, Revis, Arian Foster...etc, etc, etc to the Deion Sanders, Tim Brown, Chris Carter, Michael Strahan, etc, etc, etc of that time period ?
Would be interesting coming from someone who had better than a "front row seat".
your a great article writer keep it up
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My cell is 770-560-3978.
My friend Kim Russo that lives across the street told me you might want to sell it. Thanks in advance.