2016 NFL Draft: Way Too Early Top-32 Big Board

The 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, but it’s never too early to peak ahead to the following year and begin getting a feel for where it’s strengths and weaknesses are. NFL teams have learned to consider the talent in future years, as it should have an impact on current year draft strategy. Many […]


2015 NFL Draft: Top 150 Players Available for Day 3

After months of build up, just one day remains to discuss the 2015 NFL Draft before the 2016 draft preparation begins. With four rounds left on Day Three of the draft, here are the top 150 players available in the NFL Draft. Ironically, we have just 150 draftable grades left. Also, please note that we […]

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2015 NFL Draft: Round Two and Three Mock Draft

While the first-round was hard enough, I’ve decided to take a swing at the second and third rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft. Treat this as more of team-fits than actual slot projections, as I did not project trades (though I am expecting them) in this second round.

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2015 NFL Draft: Top 100 Players Available for Day 2

After a first round that featured only a few first-round player surprises but plenty of team selection shockers, there remains quality talent on our board available for the second round, especially for teams picking at the top on Day 2. With five first-round grades remaining and Randy Gregory, Jalen Collins and Landon Collins all garnering […]

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2015 NFL Mock Draft: FINAL Update

Happy Draft Weekend! It’s been a long process, with in-season debates, all-star game risers, NFL Combine workout warriors, the interview process, and wild trade speculation, but today, all questions (at least about player destinations) will be answered. I’ve projected three trades in this final mock draft, all a combination of what I’ve heard and what […]


2015 NFL Draft: “Projected” Top 100 Picks

There’s a firm difference between evaluating and projecting. Evaluating is the process of forming judgements on players based on their film. Projecting is the process of anticipating judgements of others based on sources, draft trends, and other factors. Our actual Big Board, done through our evaluations, can be found HERE. However, in an attempt to […]


2015 NFL Draft Rankings: ALL Positions Updated

Character evaluations and injury concerns are factored into our grades, but not to the level they will be once information is more readily apparent later in the process. Please note that we generally factor that if a offensive lineman can potentially play offensive tackle in the NFL, we leave him at tackle in our rankings, […]

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2015 NFL Draft Big Board: FINAL Update (April 28th)

With just a handful of first-round grades (14) and the class not having ideal depth until the mid-rounds, the 2015 class will be relying on the two top quarterback prospects to give the 2015 draft class the type of excitement the draft has had in years’ past. Here’s our 2015 FINAL NFL Draft Big Board.


2015 NFL Draft: Evaluating the 2015 Draft’s Prop Bets

Gambling on football in-season is widespread and a key part of many football fans viewership during the year. And with the growth of the NFL draft over the last decade, so to has growth the prevalence of player prop bets. While none scream of “easy money” this year (so don’t get your hopes up), these […]


State of the Draft: Mariota, Titans options, Gregory’s Fall, Miami (FL) Prospects, Surprise 1st Rounders and More

Just a week away from the 2015 NFL Draft, and there’s still much to dissect about where player values lie, which positions they’re targeting, and what teams could be looking to move up or down in the draft process. Marcus Mariota’s destination, options for the Titans, Randy Gregory’s fall, second tier quarterback landing spots, Miami […]


Get Your Copy of Optimum Scouting’s 2015 NFL Draft Guide!

Our 4th annual NFL Draft Guide is ready for purchase, and it’s packed with our Scouting Reports, including character evaluations, comparisons, Top-250 Big Board, lessons from our partner former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist, and more. We’ve evaluated over 250 NFL Draft Prospects and ranked over 500 Players in total in this year’s guide Our team at Optimum […]

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2015 NFL Draft: This Week in Pro Days

By Scott Anderson Pro days are a great chance for a player that either didn’t perform well at the combine or wasn’t even invited to show off their skills to NFL scouts