Kevin White vs Tx Tech

2015 NFL Draft: College Football’s Week Eight Scouting Preview

Over the past weekend, I got a chance to visit Baylor’s brand new McLane Stadium and evaluate senior QB Bryce Petty in person. Baylor trailed the entire game to TCU, but found a way to rally back from a 21-point deficit with less than 11 minutes to play and hold onto their playoff hopes.   […]

Thomas Rawls

Thomas Rawls Leads Central Michigan to Win, and More MAC Scouting Notes

The Central Michigan Offense has seen a boost in its offense this year, most recently in the past few weeks. While the return of receiver Titus Davis certainly has helped (playing at a very high level since back from his injury) the real catalyst to their offense has been a Senior Michigan transfer Running Back […]

Bernardick McKinney

2015 NFL Draft: College Football’s Week Seven Scouting Preview

Last week had a flurry of upsets with four of the top six teams dropping down the ranks. Moving on to week seven, we’ll find out if one or both of the Mississippi schools has the staying power to make an SEC West title run. In the Big 12, TCU travels on the road to […]

Connor Cook

Connor Cook Shines As Ameer Abdullah Struggles, and More Big Ten Scouting Notes

In the spotlight match-up for the Big Ten in Week 6, Michigan State and Nebraska clashed for an epic battle in East Lansing, Michigan. Despite dominating for three-plus quarters, Michigan State nearly lost the game in the last seconds, until star cornerback Trae Waynes intercepted an errant pass from Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong. Nearly all […]

Bo Wallace

The Emergence of Two Mississippi Quarterbacks, and other SEC Notes

Five undefeated SEC West teams entered week six of the college football season and three remained perfect. The big shakeup happened in the state of Mississippi, where two quarterbacks stepped up to their respective challenges and continued to build a strong resume for NFL evaluators. Behind the play of their senior passer, Ole Miss overcame […]

Cody Fajardo

The Ups and Downs of Cody Fajardo, and Other Mountain West Scouting Notes 

Their quarterback was a rocky roller coaster in Nevada’s loss to inter-conference rival, Boise State. Senior Cody Fajardo made some exciting plays, but made several alarmingly bad decisions. Four interceptions put Fajardo in a hole he struggled to get out of. Fajardo’s second pass resulted in the inaugural interception of the night. He tried to […]

Ty Montgomery

2015 NFL Draft: College Football’s Week Six Scouting Preview

On Thursday night, Oregon suffered its first loss of the season to Arizona. With a weekend slate of games jam-packed with closely ranked opponents, I’m fairly certain that Oregon won’t be alone in their week six tumble. The SEC West enters with five unbeaten teams, with Texas A&M and Alabama playing on the road against […]

Memphis v Louisville

2015 NFL Draft: Louisville vs. Syracuse Scouting Preview

Both Louisville and Syracuse started their seasons 2-0 before losing their third game, with the Cardinals dropping a 23-21 decision at Virginia and the Orange falling at home to Maryland, 34-20. Louisville has bounced back with two victories to move to 4-1, while Syracuse dropped their next game to No. 8 Notre Dame and will […]

NCAA Football: St. Petersburg Bowl-Central Florida vs Ball State

2015 NFL Draft: Central Florida vs. Houston Scouting Preview

The American Athletic Conference has seen a rough start from two of the top contenders to win the conference championship this season, and UCF and Houston are main culprits with their inconsistent performances. Each team has considerable talent that allowed for high hopes in the preseason, but the youth on each roster has proven to […]

Everett Golson

Everett Golson Continues Strong Season, and Other Notre Dame Scouting Notes

With each passing week, Notre Dame shows that they strongly need to be considered for the NCAA Playoff.  Quarterback Everett Golson also continued to make his case for a Heisman finalist Saturday against Syracuse with yet again another impressive performance against the Orange.  Through four games this season, Golson has completed nearly 70 percent of […]

Sean mannion

2015 NFL Draft: College Football’s Week Five Scouting Preview

With conference play in full swing, it’s time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Texas A&M entered the season a bit under the radar, but already has a signature win on the road versus South Carolina. This week they draw a physical Arkansas team that grinds out teams on the ground. Around the rest […]

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at West Virginia

2015 NFL Draft Big Board: September 26th Update

We’re just four weekends into the college football season, but enough games have passed, along with reviewing of the 2013 season, to start putting together scouting evaluations and preliminary rankings of the senior class. We, at Optimum Scouting, do not focus, or include in rankings, underclassmen for multiple reasons, so they won’t be included in […]