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 […]

Tyreek hill

2015 NFL Draft: Oklahoma State vs Texas Tech Scouting Preview

Aside from Baylor’s weak non-conference schedule, the Big 12 Conference has shown it’s not afraid to schedule top opponents in the early part of the season. From West Virginia fighting toe-to-toe with Alabama to Oklahoma State battling top-ranked Florida State late into the fourth quarter, these teams have been battle-tested for conference play. Texas Tech […]

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at South Carolina

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

Auburn avoided a letdown loss on the road versus Kansas State on Thursday. Still, they won’t be the only top-10 ranked team facing potential upsets this week. Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma and Florida State all have tough opponents, but lucked out with home field advantage. The team needing to be on the highest upset alert is […]

Nick Marashall

2015 NFL Draft: Kansas State vs. Auburn Scouting Preview

Well, there won’t be any competitive advantages in this game as both Kansas State and Auburn had off-weeks to prepare for one another. Kansas State is 0-3 all-time versus Auburn, with their most recent loss coming in 2007. To win, Kansas State needs senior WR Tyler Lockett to do his best Jordy Nelson impression. For […]

Brett Hundley

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

This week’s slate of games features a handful of secondary-receiver matchups, including multiple senior safeties that could land in the early part of the upcoming draft class. In the Big 12, Oklahoma looks to cement their lead in the conference while Texas needs to right the ship after an embarrassing loss to BYU. For matchups […]

Bryce Petty

2015 NFL Draft: Baylor vs. Buffalo Scouting Preview

Thankfully for the reigning Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears, the injuries sustained week one against SMU won’t hamper their college football playoff hopes. Bryce Petty returns this week, while their receiving corps should return to full health for conference play. That being said, Buffalo should come into this game embarrassed about how things went down […]

Alani Fua

2015 NFL Draft: BYU vs. Houston Scouting Preview

You can hear the whispers with the start of this season, to BYU’s historic 1984 season.  BYU has come out of the gate red out, thoroughly beating both UCONN and Texas on the road in weeks 1 and 2, 35-10 and 41-7 respectively.  The Cougars have now entered the top 25 in the AP top […]

2015 NFL Draft: Mountain West Scouting Notes, Week 1

There was much to learn about the Mountain West Conference’s draft prospects this week. San Jose State and San Diego State played against teams from superior conference. Including an SEC team in Auburn for SJSU. There was also an inter-conference face-off between Boise State and Colorado State.