Central Michigan safety Kavon Frazier has embraced the value of hard work his entire life. But it was not until he got his official invite to the NFL combine late January that Frazier understood just how close he was to the chance at playing at the NFL.
The lead up to the Super Bowl is generally reserved to talk about star players and the big personalities that come out on media day. While these are intriguing story lines and fun topics, there’s more to these teams than what the casual fan sees when they turn on ESPN or NFL Network, who seem […]
Mike Jordan of Hazelwood, Missouri, shares no relationship with the NBA legend of the same name. When you have the same name as “His Airness” and possess an exceptionally athletic build, you are virtually guaranteed to get at least the occasional question about your skills on the court.
In my discussions with multiple people in and around the NFL business, I hear plenty of draft rumors, thoughts, team opinions and character notes. This “State of the Draft” series is how I put out for public consumption a bit of what I’m hearing.
At this point in the college football season and evaluation process, 2016 NFL Draft rankings are highly fluid. With juniors now included, our top-100 list includes just a few fourth round grades. In our second Big Board of the year, the top three prospects are truly “elite prospects”, while the rest of the 20 first-round grades […]
With over 550 players ranked with round grades and updated heights and weights, Optimum Scouting’s position rankings have been updated to include adjustments from all-star games, all declared juniors and a combination of all in-season notes.
Here are the 2016 NFLPA Bowl Weigh-In Results.
Here at Optimum Scouting, we’ll have the most in-depth, timely, accurate, and insightful 2016 Senior Bowl Scouting Headquarters found ANYWHERE.
Biggest winners from the Senior Bowl South Practice on Day Three were Baylor’s Jay Lee, South Carolina State’s Javon Hargrave, BYU’s Bronson Kaufusi and William & Mary’s DeAndre Houston-Carson.
Biggest winners from the Senior Bowl North Practice on Day Three were Louisiana Tech’s Kenneth Dixon, Cincinnati’s Chris Moore, Indiana’s Jason Spriggs, Utah’s Jason Fanaika, and West Virginia’s KJ Dillion.
Biggest winners from the Senior Bowl South Practice on Day 2 were Alabama’s Reggie Ragland, Arkansas’s Sebastian Tretola, Baylor’s Jay Lee, Louisville’s Sheldon Rankins and Oklahoma State’s Kevin Peterson.
Biggest winners from the Senior Bowl North Practice on Day 2 were Stanford’s Josh Garnett, Illinois Jihad Ward, San Jose State’s Tyler Ervin, Boise State’s Darian Thompson.
Biggest winners from the Senior Bowl South Practice on Day 1 were Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen, Baylor wide receiver Jay Lee, LSU cornerback Jalen Mills, Louisville Defensive Tackle Sheldon Rankins and Clemson defensive tackle DJ Reader.
Biggest winners from the Senior Bowl North Practice on Day 1 were Ohio State receiver Braxton Miller, Ohio State tight end Nick Vannett, Temple cornerback Tavon Young, Temple defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis and Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs.
Here are the weigh-ins for the 2016 Senior Bowl prospects, organized by position.
The South Roster offers the Senior Bowl’s most talented defensive player in Noah Spence, two potential Alabama defenders, versatility in their secondary players and a Maryland defender who reminds an awful lot of last year’s late rising second-rounder Eric Rowe.
The North Roster offers three potential first-round prospects on the defensive line, a host of quality linebackers and the Senior Bowl’s best cornerback, even though he may not be well known yet.
The South Roster offers two potential “project” quarterbacks, a running back who was among the country’s best before a season-ending injury, the best small school receiver in the 2016 draft and loads of offensive line talent, especially at guard.
The North Roster offers the Senior Bowl’s best (and most intriguing) quarterback prospect in Carson Wentz, three top-100 Big-Ten receivers, plus interior offensive linemen and a running back that’s quietly among the 2016 draft’s best. Here’s our 2016 Senior Bowl Preview for the North Offense.
The 91st annual East-West Shrine Game kicks off at 4pm EST at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. This year’s crop of players makes the 6th set of Shrine participants that I have personally watched during live practices.
Here at Optimum Scouting, we’ll have the most in-depth, timely, accurate, and insightful 2016 Shrine Game Coverage available. Follow on Twitter for live Practice Updates and more: http://www.twitter.com/OptimumScouting PREVIEWS: East Roster Preview West Roster Preview WEIGH IN NOTES: East AND West Roster MONDAY PRACTICES: East Notes – West Notes TUESDAY PRACTICES: East Notes – West Notes GAME NOTES: Game Preview SHRINE GAME REVIEW: Overall […]
The 2016 class, if you included graduating, all-star eligible juniors, finished with 107 total underclassmen leaving school with eligibility remaining.
In the 2015 NFL Draft, 20 non-FBS players are selected. Generally, the first goes off the board somewhere in the 2nd round, and then more start coming off the board by the 4th and 5th round, with a large portion picked after the 5th round. While it’s still very early in the scouting process, ESPECIALLY for small […]
Notes from West Practice from both Day 1 and 2.
Notes from the East Practice from both day 1 and 2 combined.