Florida State v Maryland

Cameron Erving Transitions Smoothly to Center, and Other ACC notes

Heading into the season as a Day 2 offensive tackle prospect, Florida State senior Cameron Erving was exposed against Vic Beasley’s speed off the edge earlier this season against Clemson. His struggles continued in the following weeks, but an experiment made necessary by Florida State’s issues replacing center Bryan Stork – who was drafted by […]

NCAA Football: Indiana at Wisconsin

Melvin Gordon Breaks Records as Badgers Roll, and Other Big Ten Scouting Notes

The stars aligned perfectly for Wisconsin Badgers’ star running back Melvin Gordon as he absolutely shredded the Nebraska Cornhuskers for a NCAA record 408 yards. More astounding than the junior’s rushing total is that he accomplished it in just three quarters. His average of 16.3 yards per carry is more than his counterpart, Ameer Abdullah, […]


Week Eleven College Football Scouting Preview

The storyline each week seems to center on an SEC or Pac-12 matchup, but both of those conferences will be taking a backseat this weekend. The top two games of the weekend involve Kansas State and TCU from the Big 12, and Ohio State and Michigan State from the Big Ten. With that being said, […]

Jaquiski Tartt

2015 NFL Draft Small School Big Board – November 6th Update

On average, around 25-30 non-FBS players are selected in the NFL draft. Generally, the first goes off the board somewhere in the second round, and then more start coming off the board by the 4th and 5th round. While it’s still very early in the scouting process, ESPECIALLY for small school players, here’s our early […]


Kevin White vs. Kevin White in West Virginia vs. TCU, And Other Big 12 Notes

While many references were made to the coincidental Kevin White on Kevin White matchup, few anticipated the eventual result. West Virginia WR Kevin White has been a remarkable story in 2014, upping his draft stock from a 4th round preseason grade to a potential top 40 selection. As a 6’3, 210 pound target with excellent […]


Week Ten College Football Scouting Preview

The top two games of the week can be found in the Big 12 and SEC. The Big 12’s top ranked TCU Horned Frogs face a very talented West Virginia squad that upset Baylor and suffered two close losses to Alabama and Oklahoma. Meanwhile in the SEC, two teams ranked in the top four will square off, […]

alvin dupress

2015 NFL Draft Big Board: October 28th Update

Half of the college season is through, and our staff has begun to get more comfortable with the 2015 Draft Class’s seniors. With receiver/pass-rusher the top positions and offensive line/defensive back the lackluster spots, this class has already disguised itself from previous years, for better or for worse. With just a handful of first-round grades […]

Iowa State v Baylor

2015 NFL Mock Draft: October 28th Update

With more than half of the college football season complete, our staff’s scouting notes in tip-top shape and the draft season already here for Raiders, Jets, Jaguars and Bucs fans, it’s time to start Mock Draft season here at Optimum Scouting. While the goal here is to try to locate team needs along with keeping consistent […]