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  • Offseason as the Texans GM, Part 1

    Over the course of the offseason, I will participate in simulated versions of the offseason. The only difference is rather than having Free Agency before the draft, the mock draft took place before Free Agency. Free Agency is scheduled to open up soon, and will be part two of this series.

  • Why Kyler Murray is Hurting His Draft Stock

    Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland Athletics’ centerfielder Kyler Murray lead the Sooners to the playoffs this past season. He did so with some solid weapons in Trey Sermon, Marquise Brown, and CeeDee Lamb, but a large part of their success came from his talent. In the defensively lacking Big 12, Murray carved defenses game in and game out; resulting in a Big 12 championship. Since the day their season ended against Alabama, he has not done himself justice.

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  • The Misconception of A.J. Brown

    Ole Miss had one of, if not the best wide receiver group in the country this past season. With D.K. Metcalf and DaMarkus Lodge working outside, and A.J. Brown in the slot, the passing game was lethal. NFL bound Dawson Knox played tight end also, acting as another threat through the air. While Metcalf got injured and later became the consensus top receiver for the draft, Brown took a lot of heat.

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  • Spartans in the Draft: L.J. Scott

    L.J. Scott broke onto the scene for Michigan State as a freshman running back. He quickly took over as the lead running back. Scott and Saquon Barkley were the top two freshman backs in the Big Ten, and Scott even put up comparable statistics. After a crowded backfield in 2016 and 2017, and some injuries as well, L.J. Scott is now declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  • Bearkats to the NFL: Derick Roberson

    This season, another defensive lineman from the Bearkats has played his way onto the draft radar. Defensive end Derick Roberson has accepted an invite to this season’s Shrine Game where he will have the opportunity to showcase his talents against high-level competition.
  • Why Justin Herbert Made the Right Decision

    Justin Herbert and Dwayne Haskins made up the top two quarterbacks in the draft for the entirety of the season. This past week though, Herbert announced that he will be returning to school for next season. Haskins is yet to make an announcement on his future.

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  • Finalizing Justice Hill's Profile, a Criminally Overlooked Prospect

    In one of my first articles ever written, I spoke about one of my favorite preseason prospects. Justice Hill was an absolute menace for opposing defenses as a sophomore in 2017. That didn’t change this season as a junior. Oklahoma State finished the season at 6-6 and has clinched a bowl game against the Missouri Tigers. After missing the final two games of the season with a rib injury, Hill has announced that he will not be participating in the Liberty Bowl.

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  • FCS to NFL: Jazz Ferguson

    He does have one game on résumé that will help him tremendously through the draft process. He scored Northwestern State’s only points in a rout against Texas A&M in the season opener. Unfortunately for the Demons, Ferguson does not play defense anymore as the Aggies dropped 59 on them. Ferguson did catch four passes for 129 passes and a score, averaging out to 32.3 yards per reception.

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  • NFL Draft Crush: Julian Love

    This season, Love was named to the Thorpe Award watch list, given to the top defensive back in the nation. He was named one of three semifinalists along with LSU’s Williams and Georgia’s Baker. Williams currently leads the fan voting, followed by Love by a narrow margin.

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  • Senior Bowler: John Cominsky

    The Senior Bowl has become a very important step for the draft process. With the rise of social media, it has become easier to see players fight through their reps without attending the event. The first round of invites have made their way out. This won’t be all the players that get invites, but there are a good amount of players that have accepted their offers.

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  • Learn the Name: Javon Kinlaw

    There are 12 defensive linemen in my top 32 players on big board. In the draft, teams must find their balance between positional needs and drafting talent. While many teams will draft the best player available, there are also several top tier teams that just need to plug a hole to win. These teams will generally opt for a specific position over the best player on the board. This SEC star could find himself in the conversation for a first round draft pick, but should he fall to day two, don’t underestimate his abilities.

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  • 2019 NFL Draft: Big Ten Gems

    In my experience scouting prospects, player traits and combine scores are the two most important things in player evaluations; assuming no red flags. Red flags can generally consist of reoccurring injury problems or run-ins with the law. Even though those two aspects may be the most important factors in my player evaluations, there has been a pattern over the past few years that is hard to ignore.

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