Alexander Petrocelli

2021 Senior Bowl National Team Standouts

The 2021 Senior Bowl, against all odds, was a huge success amidst a worldwide pandemic. The week concluded with the National Team being able to hold on for a 27-24 victory over the American team. This year's Senior Bowl is perhaps the most pivotal Senior Bowl to date. Since there is no NFL combine this year, this is the only opportunity for these players to compete and meet with teams in person. Here are some of the players that truly stood out and helped their stock the most. Be sure to follow NFL Draft Lounge for more coverage on the Senior...

2020’s Emerging Big Ten Prospects Part 2

Hard to believe we are entering the home stretch of the shortened Big Ten season. After taking a look at the Big Ten West's Emerging Prospects, now we will to take a look at the other division. Listed here is an emerging NFL Big 10 prospects from each team in the Big Ten East. Ohio State: Chris Olave, Wide Receiver, Junior Chris Olave has truly blossomed into not only an emerging Big Ten prospect, but an overall emerging wide receiver prospect with his play this season. Coming off of a third-team All-Big Ten selection last season, he has gotten even better...

2020’s Emerging Big Ten Prospects

The Big Ten conference has had quite the 2020. From no football at all, to now a winless Penn State, and an Indiana team that almost beat Ohio State. It has been quite the season thus far. In the Big 10 West, there has been some emerging Big Ten NFL draft prospects that have taken advantage of this 2020 season to raise their stock. Through the halfway point of the season, these are the players that have proven to be emerging NFL Draft Prospects. Northwestern: Paddy Fisher, LB Senior The Texas native Paddy Fisher was already a highly touted linebacker prospect...

Oklahoma State Cowboy Defense’s Fast Start to 2020

The Big 12 has been known for their electric offenses for as we can remember. Last season alone, 7 out of the 10 teams in the conference averaged more than 30 points per game. Since the turn of the century, the Big 12 has been synonymous with offensive shootouts for Football games. The 2020 Oklahoma State Defense is here to put a stop to that. Coming into this season, offensive star prospects Tylan Wallace and Chubba Hubbard returned to Stillwater for the 2020 season. Their decisions to forgo the 2020 NFL Draft stole the spotlight this offseason for the Cowboys....

Bailey Zappe, the latest Small-School Quarterback Draft Prospect

The Houston Baptist football program finished their COVID-19 shortened season October 10th with their only victory of the season over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Where a 1-3 season sounds rather pedestrian, there is a shining star in their program. That star is the emerging 2021 NFL Draft small-school Quarterback prospect Bailey Zappe. Becoming an NFL Quarterback and as a small-school prospect has been done many times before. NFL greats such as Kurt Warner and Steve McNair hail from Division 1AA programs. Current NFL quarterbacks and Super Bowl Champions Carson Wentz, Joe Flacco, and Jimmy Garoppolo have had similar FCS paths...

7 NFL Prospects from this year’s Transfer Portal

In an offseason that was unlike any other, there was one trend that remained constant in the world of College Football. That trend would be the transfer portal. On December 3rd of 2019, 61 players entered the NCAA Transfer Portal. That was just in one day. In all of 2019, over 1,100 players had entered the transfer portal and through March of this year, the number was already at almost 1,000 with 968. in this piece, taking a look at 7 NFL Draft Prospects who took advantage of the transfer portal. These players have a opportunity to greatly improve their...

Can the Kentucky Wildcats Secondary be this Year’s DBU?

In 2018, the Kentucky Wildcats football team had their best season in program history. Their 10-win season that ended in a Citrus Bowl victory over Penn State, was one of their best seasons ever. Following that season, they were well represented in the 2019 NFL Draft. Superstar pass rusher Josh Allen got drafted in the top-10 to Jacksonville. The Kentucky secondary members Lonnie Johnson and Mike Edwards went in the 2nd and 3rd rounds respectively. That fearsome defense came into 2019 with question marks after losing those three leaders. With starting safety Darius West, outside cornerbacks Chris Westry, and Derrick...

A Look at 2021 HBCU NFL Draft Prospects

In March, we were supposed to have the first ever exclusive Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football combine. The idea, founded by NFL legend Deion Sanders, was built to highlight the HBCU NFL Draft Prospects. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, that combine was canceled. On top of that, COVID-19 is also taking away the fall season for these HBCU programs as well. The ability for these athletes to get recognized seems to be getting more difficult by the day. These small-school prospects are unsure if they'll compete for a shot in the NFL for the foreseeable future.  HBCU football has...

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Alex is a graduate from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. and is blessed with the opportunity to write about the NFL Draft. He was born and raised in New Jersey hopelessly roots for the Jets and Rutgers football. Be sure to give him a follow me on Twitter at @SportsPetro and on Instagram at petro718!
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