What to Learn from NFL Draft Scout’s First 2018 Update

Justis Mosqueda NFL Draft Scout just updated their 2018 database with actual grades attached to players for the first time this draft cycle. While they don’t have seventh-round grades attached to anyone, they have given out 98 grades of third-round picks or higher through draft eligible sophomores. Preseason grades aren’t anything close to perfect, but Read more about What to Learn from NFL Draft Scout’s First 2018 Update[…]

2015-2017 non-Prodigy Pass-Rushers

Justis Mosqueda 2017 Force Players Force Players is a combine metric study I have been running for pass-rushers for years. You can find most of the numbers I’m going to cite, updated through the 2016 draft class, on Playmaker Mentality. Here’s the gist of it: The athletic backgrounds of pass-rushing prospects matters a lot. The problem Read more about 2015-2017 non-Prodigy Pass-Rushers[…]

Summer Scouting: Arden Key, EDGE, LSU

Background: Because of impact of underclassmen leaving in waves, the strengths and weaknesses of NFL drafts also now move in waves. In 2016, there was a weak edge defender class and a strong interior defensive line class. In 2017, there was a strong edge defender class and a weak interior defensive line class. History would suggest Read more about Summer Scouting: Arden Key, EDGE, LSU[…]

Offensive Line Athleticism and Potential Converts

Justis Mosqueda On a conference call last week, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network, who worked in the league with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, told media members that the 2017 draft class’ crop of offensive linemen was the worst he’s seen in 15 years. I don’t doubt that he thinks this, but I’m Read more about Offensive Line Athleticism and Potential Converts[…]