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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Iowa State RB Breece Hall

When it comes to playing the running back position in the National Football League, several traits are necessary. First, ball security is a must. Keeping the ball off the ground, with a low number of fumbles, is key. Second, patience is a must as backs in the NFL as gaps are much smaller at the next level. Finally, the pro game is bigger, faster, and stronger. As a result, NFL scouts want to see runners that utilize good contact balance and a will to fight for additional yardage. Iowa State RB Breece Hall is a potential 2022 NFL Draft...

Javonte Williams is the Best Running Back in the 2021 NFL Draft

Yes, the headline reads like a hot take due to names such as Najee Harris and Travis Etienne taking up the spotlight. However, when we dive into the film, North Carolina's Javonte Williams displays incredible natural ability as a runner, and ultimately, that's why I have him as my top running back in the 2021 NFL Draft. Elite Traits In the NFL, the best running backs are those who can consistently break tackles and create yards after contact. This, is where Williams thrives as at UNC he broke tackles at and unprecedented rate. In his final collegiate season, Pro Football Focus...

Five 2021 NFL Draft Stocks On The Rise

Last Saturday was full of excitement and jubilation as the College Football season officially kicked off. While the Big Ten and PAC-12 are still finalizing plans to return to action amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Big Twelve and ACC were two of the Power Five conferences to kickoff their season, while the SEC is scheduled to start on September 26th. As the season progresses, one thing that we'll be discussing, especially on this website, is the draft stock among 2021 NFL Draft prospects. In this article, we'll look at five prospects that had strong performances to start the season. In...

Top Ten 2021 NFL Draft Running Backs

As we begin to dive deeper into summer scouting and prepare to release our 2021 NFL Draft big board, it's also time to release our positional rankings. In this article, I've given you ten running backs that we should be talking about throughout the 2021 NFL Draft process. Included with each prospect is some background on their situation, as well as a sample play of what makes them worthy of being on this list. Please stay tuned to NFL Draft Lounge for continued coverage on the 2021 NFL Draft. As always, you can find us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.   10. Demetric...

Brian Lamb’s 2021 NFL Mock Draft

It's finally here! My first 2021 NFL Mock Draft of the season.  We're only a few months removed from the 2020 NFL Draft, so it's still a bit early to truly know how this is going to play out.  However, let's have a little fun with this one.  This is a one round mock draft with teams drafting based on need. I hope you all enjoy our content.  For more mock drafts, scouting reports, and prospect spotlights, be sure to follow NFL Draft Lounge on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and listen to our Podcast. Also, don't forget to sign up for...

Could We See An Unprecedented Number Of Athletes Enter The 2020 Supplemental Draft?

With uncertainty continuing to grow amid the Coronavirus outbreak, one has to ask the following question. Could we see an unprecedented number of student athletes enter the 2020 Supplemental Draft in July? In fact, Rob Paul of The Ledge Sports brought up this very topic several days ago. https://twitter.com/RobPaulNFL/status/1255945044046958592?s=20 What Is The Supplemental Draft? The Supplemental Draft, per the NFL, is held in July for student athletes whose eligibility status has changed following the NFL Draft.  In other words, student-athletes that were eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft, but chose to return to school, could see their eligibility change. I fully expect the NFL...

Ballard’s November Top Five Running Backs

The running back position is stacked this year. The talent at the top is phenomenal and people will have differing opinions on the class until the draft is over. With big names from big schools, people all over the country know the names of the top five running backs, so let’s look at what makes them so special. *Disclaimer*: I am ranking these players based off talent, injuries and other red flags will be factored into my final grade, but for now I am not taking them into account. Be sure to follow NFL Draft Lounge for more coverage on the...

2020 NFL Draft: The Year Of The Playmaker

Each year, folks in the draft community tend to gravitate towards offensive players that can make the big play. The positions of wide receiver and running back are two of those positions. One year, there might be an incredible running back class but a wide receiver class lacking talent, and vice versa. We don’t often get the privilege of seeing a year loaded with this much talent. However, this year isn’t like other. With stars at the top and good players throughout, there is no shortage of playmakers in the 2020 NFL Draft. If you are a fan of...

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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Michigan EDGE Aidan Hutchinson

Last season, Aidan Hutchinson was predicted to have a breakout season in Michigan. However, following a fracture leg that...

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