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2015 NFL Mock Draft: February 25th Update

As the NFL teams leave Indianapolis after the week-long NFL Combine, they’ll begin the process of combing through the game film, interview and testing notes they have on every player in their database, and begin to formulate their rankings and big boards. Handicapping the projected value for the top players in the 2015 class became […]

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NFL Combine Review: Eight Most Athletic Players in Combine History

After seeing the NFL combine finish with a bang—UConn cornerback’s record-setting broad jump of 12’7” is nothing short of jaw-dropping—one has to wonder what the most athletic performances in NFL Combine history are and where those players project to be. Using the database compiled by SportsXChange and displayed on NFLDraftScout.com, we can begin the process […]

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2015 NFL Combine: Day 6 News and Notes

By Scott Anderson  Today marked the final day of the 2015 NFL combine from Indianapolis, and it was the defensive backs turn to impress scouts and coaches. This years class may not feature the next Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman, but solid starters could be had through the first 4 rounds.

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2015 NFL Combine: Day 5 News and Notes

By Scott Anderson  One day after Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Kevin White, and others stole the show it was the defensive linemen and linebackers turn to show the scouts their skills. There were some tremendous showings by both groups led by Clemson’s Vic Beasley and Kentucky’s Bud Dupree.

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2015 NFL Combine: Day 4 News and Notes

By Scott Anderson Day 4 of the combine is in the books, and the main attraction was the competition between Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. However, the real stars of Saturday were the wide receivers.

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2015 NFL Combine: Day 3 News and Notes

By Scott Anderson Day 3 of the Combine is in the books, and it was the first day for the prospects to show off their on the field athleticism. When looking at prospects, all 40 times are different. You get a better grasp of the players burst from their time in the 10 yard split.

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2015 NFL Combine: Day 1 and 2 Notes

By Scott Anderson Day 2 of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis is in the books, and with on the field testing starting tomorrow, the real fun has just begun. Although people question the merits of the weigh ins, they are used as confirmation of

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2015 NFL Combine: Exploring the Combine’s Prop Bets

Fans of the NFL can always find a way to gamble on sports. While we don’t condone gambling in anyway, exploring prop bets, particularly NFL Draft related ones, can be an entertaining way to “handicap” the non-playing season. With the NFL Combine the featured football attraction, a handful of betting companies released prop bets related […]

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2015 NFL Combine: Value of Athleticism Metrics And How We Should Use Them

With the NFL combine coming up for potential draftees, the inevitable debates on the relevance of the combine crop up, with arguments about who did well with what scores and why workout warriors like Mike Mamula or Yamon Figurs amounted to nothing in the NFL while slow players like Jerry Rice and Larry Fitzgerald have […]

2015 NFL Draft Journal: Bryan Bennett, QB, Southeastern Louisiana (2/10)

For the 2015 NFL Draft, Optimum Scouting will host a series of “Draft Journals”, written by some of the most intriguing prospects in the draft. The hope is that these journals can give some insight not only on these players’ backgrounds, but their interaction with training, events, NFL teams and more. So whether you’re an NFL […]

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FCS All-American QB Adams Transfers to Oregon

By Scott Anderson Replacing Marcus Mariota just got a lot easier for the Oregon Ducks in 2015. Eastern Washington quarterback  Vernon Adams announced today that he will be joining the Ducks, by way of the graduate transfer rule, after three fantastic seasons for the Eagles.

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Chris Matthews, CFL, and the Past, Present and Future NFL Players from Canada

Between Warren Moon, Doug Flutie and Cameron Wake, NFL fans are likely well aware that the CFL not only exists, but there’s legitimate talent north of the border. But with ESPN’s recent coverage of the league that’s continuing into 2015, recent CFL-to-NFL players making a substantial impact in the NFL (including in the recent Super […]

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2015 NFL Draft Journal: Chris Bonner, QB, Colorado State-Pueblo (2/6)

For the 2015 NFL Draft, Optimum Scouting will host a series of “Draft Journals”, written by some of the most intriguing prospects in the draft. The hope is that these journals can give some insight not only on these players’ backgrounds, but their interaction with training, events, NFL teams and more. So whether you’re an NFL […]

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