Jaelan Phillips Scouting Report
After a tumultuous collegiate career that included a transfer and my injuries, Phillips enters the NFL Draft with lots of questions. One of the biggest wildcards in the 2021 class, dive into Jaelan Phillips Scouting Report below.
School: Miami (Fl.) / Position: EDGE / Height: 6’5” / Weight: 266 / Class: Jr.
Games Watched: Clemson (2020), NC State (2020), Virginia Tech (2020)
A truly great pass rusher at the college level. He does a fantastic job of winning with speed as well as power and has tremendous understanding of how to use his hands. His burst paired with...
Jackson Carman Scouting Report
After protecting Trevor Lawrence's blindside for the last two years, Jackson Carman enters the NFL. With a likely selection on day two, dive into the Jackson Carman scouting report below to see his strengths, weaknesses and pro potential.
School: Clemson / Position: OL / Height: 6’5” / Weight: 345 / Class: Jr.
Games Watched: Miami (2020), Notre Dame (2020)
When projecting for Carman to move inside to guard, he becomes a better pass protector. When playing at tackle however, he operated mostly out of 45 degree sets to take advantage of his aggressiveness. Lacks the foot speed and...
The 2021 NFL Draft class is one of the most anticipated in a long time, especially at the quarterback position. In the case of Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields, it feels as if we have been waiting for them to enter the NFL, while Trey Lance and Zach Wilson have skyrocketed up draft boards over the past few seasons. However, all four are full of natural talent in their own right, which only adds to a class that promises to cause debate for years to come.
Before we get into the rankings I would just like to point out that...
If you need an offensive lineman in the 2021 NFL Draft and you’re near the front of the order, you are really hoping that Penei Sewell is available when you pick. Even with the PAC-12 playing football next month, Sewell is still choosing to opt out of the season and prepare for the NFL Draft. Who could blame him for his decision when he is already being considered as a top five pick. Let’s take a look at why he is getting the hype that he is getting.
Sewell's Back Story
Sewell stands at 6’5” and 325 pounds and is from...
NFL Draft: Who Should Have Gone First?
The 2020 NFL Draft remains the most unique event of its kind. While teams have high hopes for their selections, whether or not they made the right choice is unclear.
Cincinnati sure hopes they made the right selection by taking Joe Burrow No. 1 overall. However, Chase Young, who went No. 2 to Washington, was considered the draft’s top pro prospect. Other quarterbacks dotted the top-10, including Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa at No. 5 and Los Angeles’s Justin Herbert at No. 6.
Despite instant draft grades and talk, most pundits and analysts normally reserve fully evaluating...
NFL Rookie of the Year Odds
The 2020 NFL Draft stood as the most distinctive iteration of the event in the league’s long history. While the draft itself has seen major revisions and evolutions over the years, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a unique set of circumstances. The rookies didn’t get invites to a green room, a draft cap handed to them in the moment, or a handshake with the commissioner. Despite virtual draft, though, many of these rookies are looking to make an instant impact on their teams. And each one will vie for NFL Rookie of the Year on...
2020 NFL Rookie Prop Bets
Gambling on NFL games in nothing new, but specific proposition bets haven’t been around that long. One of the fastest growing segments of the sports betting industry in the US, prop betting is evolving in Nevada sportsbooks and online as gaming control boards open up to these opportunities. And despite the uncertain outlook for the upcoming season, oddsmakers have wasted no time building the market for the 2020 NFL rookie prop bets.
Prop bets are wager on an individual player or specific event, and they became popular with the Super Bowl. These days, there are hundreds of specific...
Early Round Instant Impact NFL Rookies
Going from college standout to NFL rookie is not easy. The 2020 NFL Draft class will be starting further behind than usual, considering a lack of rookie mini camps thanks to COVID-19. Through video conferencing and virtual workouts, these NFL rookies are relocating across the country and trying to transition to the professional ranks amid a pandemic.
While some of these selections might have been head-scratchers back in April, there’s clear opportunity for success for some. General managers envision how these players fit, while coaches and coordinators adjust game plans and scheme fits to maximize...
Of all the teams towards the top of the 2020 NFL draft, few will face the pressure like the Detroit Lions.
Leaders of the Lions
After many dormant years, Detroit looked for a difference maker to take over their franchise. They presumably found their man in Bob Quinn, who was hired as General Manager in 2016. Management saw a bright future in the former Patriot's Director of Pro Scouting.
But, as many fans would point out, Quinn's regime in the Motor City started out stalling.
Some blamed the coach he inherited in Jim Caldwell. But, in 2018, Quinn was able to alleviate that...
Redrafting the 2010 NFL Draft
Across all professional sports, franchises look back at draft decisions and sometimes shudder. Every team makes mistakes. The draft is an inexact science. But some mistakes cost general managers and coaches their jobs, while others set franchises back for years. Look at Oakland’s selection of Jamarcus Russell No. 1 overall in 2007. Here, we’ll go back ten years, redrafting the 2010 NFL draft.
After 10 years, it’s easy to look back and see the mistakes. Although not every team botched their first-round pick, many missed the mark completely. Of the 32 players selected in the first...