Patrick Leslie’s Final Mock Draft

I'm Patrick Leslie and it is time for my annual Mock Draft. First, it is important to note that 2020 will be a crazy draft in the sense that there are so many wild cards out there. The current situation will likely result in players with any medical red flags or off the field issues to be pushed down further than they likely would be in an average draft.  General Managers and coaches will likely choose players that have minor injury histories and minimal off the field concerns. In addition, look for relationships that coaches and GMs have to play...

How the Senior Bowl Benefits the Bengals and Lions in the Draft Evaluation Process

Reese's Senior Bowl gives scouts for all NFL teams a chance to measure the arm length, hand size, height and weight of the athletes. You also get an early chance to see if this prospect will fit your minimum baseline measurables. The players will be divided into two teams. These selections aren’t based on region as much as making for a competitive game. The coaches and scouts get to interview all the participating players, and give their psych evaluations which makes the combine experience go by a bit smoother. The interview process plays a critical role in determining whether the athlete...

Holiday Bowl Matchup to Watch: A.J. Epenesa, Edge (Iowa) VS. Austin Jackson, OT (USC)

Expect a large contingent of NFL scouts to be on hand at the Holiday Bowl for an excellent match of two prospects that are rising up draft boards.   Austin Jackson While he hasn't yet declared for the draft, Austin Jackson has become a popular name in NFL circles over the past few weeks and it's easy to see why, he is an athletic specimen, listed at 6'6 310.  Brian Lamb recently had Austin Jackson off the board at 19 to the Miami Dolphins in his latest mock draft.  He played both Tackle and Defensive End in high school which shows his...

About Me

Coach Leslie is currently the Linebackers coach at Chavez High School in Texas. He has over 4 years of coaching experience in defense and special teams. He is a Scouting Academy Alumni and attends NFL and NCAA coaching clinics in the off-season.
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