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  • Rating the 2019 NFL Draft Picks: Day One

    Of course, some teams are at an advantage for successful drafts. For example, the Arizona Cardinals had the first overall pick, and have better odds of finding a star than the New England Patriots do at 32nd overall. Therefore, the grading will look at the average difference from a players draft position to their ranking on my big board. In a three part series, here is the grading on the first round.

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  • The Fit of Charles Omenihu

    In the fifth round, the Texans made one of the best draft picks of the entire draft by selecting defensive end Charles Omenihu. The front office has expressed their desire to fill the defensive line with more pass rushers. J.J. Watt is obviously as good as it gets, but Jadeveon Clowney and D.J. Reader are known as top tier run stuffers.

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  • High Upside Day Three Offensive Linemen

    The top of the 2019 NFL Draft has an abundance of very talented offensive linemen. Jonah Williams and Jawaan Taylor are two of the best tackles in the draft the past couple years. No interior linemen compare to Quenton Nelson, but that wouldn’t be an easy task. Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy and North Carolina State’s Garrett Bradbury are two very good interior linemen regardless. Not every team will spend a day one, or even day two pick on an offensive lineman though. Here are some of the offensive linemen that could turn into good starters as day three selections.

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  • Rising Star: Trysten Hill

    Trysten Hill spent most of the draft season under the radar. With under a month to go, that is starting to change. The defensive tackle out of Central Florida is beginning to make waves in the draft community, and deservedly so. Hill is a very talented, athletic player who will undoubtedly have a role at the next level. After declaring as a junior from a team that garnered a lot of attention around America, it is surprising he slipped through the cracks for so long.

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  • The Truth About Emanuel Hall

    Emanuel Hall broke out in his junior season for Missouri. He had 33 receptions for 817 yards and eight touchdowns. Hall was catching passes from soon-to-be potential first round quarterback Drew Lock. He entered his senior season as a burner, but the truth is, he proved he is so much more than that. He deserves to be labeled as an exceptional all around receiver, not just a fast runner.

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  • How to Go About Tyler Roemer's Draft Profile

    Tyler Roemer was a starter at San Diego State this past season. He provided good protection as the team’s left tackle for the majority of the season, but he was eventually suspended indefinitely, and later dismissed from the program. After declaring for the 2019 NFL draft as a redshirt sophomore, Tyler Roemer’s draft profile is a little all over the place.

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  • Devin vs. Devin, Not So Much

    Throughout the draft process, it has been a huge debate about who is the better linebacker between LSU’s Devin White and Michigan’s Devin Bush. The conversation does not simply look at who is better, but who takes the reins as the top linebacker in the draft. They are more or less a consensus top two linebackers for the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. The reality of the situation is that neither of them deserves that title.

  • The Curious Case of Clemson's Defensive Line

    Entering the 2018 college football season, there were talks about the possibility of Clemson having four defensive linemen drafted in the first round. Since then, talks have died down about the possibility of four. Austin Bryant is out as a first-round prospect. With that though, it is still mentioned far too often that three of them can be selected in the first round.

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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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