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Draft Prospecting: Miami Hurricanes

by Jeff Risdon

Apr 20, 2015 7:13 PM

The U featured several intriguing prospects who all helped restore some luster to the program. The Canes finished 9-4 in 2013 before sliding back to 6-7 in 2014, but with a couple of breaks they could have matched the 9 wins again. Read more »

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Draft Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid

by Jeff Risdon

Apr 16, 2015 1:18 PM

With the draft less than three weeks away, smoke clouds all the draft news. In an attempt to cut through some of the haze, I talked with a host of different folks to try and get some clarity. Read more »

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The What Risdon Would Do 2015 NFL Mock Draft

by Jeff Risdon

Apr 13, 2015 2:00 PM

In this exercise, I put on the GM hat for each and every team for four rounds of picks. I am making picks based on what direction I want to take each team. Read more »

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Draft Prospecting: The MAC

by Jeff Risdon

The Mid-American Conference doesn’t have any stars hitting the stage in the 2015 NFL Draft, but there are several players who could become the next Branden Oliver or Antonio Brown. Read more »
Draft Prospecting: Utah Utes

by Jeff Risdon

Kyle Willingham is sending several interesting prospects Eric Rowe and Nate Orchard to the early part of the 2015 NFL Draft. Read more »
Draft Prospecting: Louisville Cardinals

by Jeff Risdon

It might surprise many fans outside of the Derby City, but the Louisville Cardinals have a chance to be the most represented college football team on NFL Draft weekend. Read more »
Mining For Gold: Underrated Deep Draft Prospects

by Jeff Risdon

Every year, prospects emerge from the later rounds of the NFL Draft and become surprisingly effective NFL players. The strength of this year's draft could be those types of players. Read more »
2015 NFL Mock Draft: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

by Jeff Risdon

This one features a couple of trades, as well as the influence of a week of free agency and deals. The picks here are more about approximating the player with a draft slot more than player/team marriages, with a few exceptions. Read more »
Draft Prospecting: Florida State Seminoles

by Jeff Risdon

Florida State is one of the preeminent college football programs and a definite pipeline school for the NFL. Once again the Seminoles have several prospects, including as many as four who could hear their names called in the first round. Read more »
$.10 On The Start Of NFL Free Agency

by Jeff Risdon

On the Eagles' overhaul, the departure of Ndamukong Suh from Detroit, the Packers' active offseason, Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks, Patrick Willis' retirement and more. Read more »
Draft Prospecting: Missouri Tigers

by Jeff Risdon

Missouri once again has several NFL prospects, befitting one of the most underrated programs in college football. The Tigers won the SEC East and finished 11-3, capping off the season with a bowl win over Minnesota. Read more »
Draft Prospecting: Washington Huskies

by Jeff Risdon

Marcus Peters, Shaq Thompson and Danny Shelton gives the Huskies three players who will be early first round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft. Read more »
2015 NFL Mock Draft, Post-Combine Edition

by Jeff Risdon

Coming out of the combine, Jameis Winston and Leonard Williams appear to be locks to go first and second. Who will go 3-96 as we look at the first three rounds. Read more »
Pre-Combine Positional Rankings: Defense

by Jeff Risdon

Here are the top-5 players at each defensive position ahead of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, led by Leonard Williams at defensive tackle and Marcus Peters at cornerback. Read more »
Pre-Combine Positional Rankings: Offense

by Jeff Risdon

The annual NFL Scouting Combine begins this week, with on-field workouts beginning on Friday, February 20th. As a lead-up, here are the top-5 players at each position based on game evaluation so far. Read more »
Draft Prospecting: Stanford Cardinal

by Jeff Risdon

Led by left tackle Andrus Peat, David Shaw's Cardinal should have at least seven players drafted and another few who will be camp invites. Read more »
$.05 For Super Bowl

by Jeff Risdon

The game was one of the most memorable, epic Super Bowls. The outcome was undecided throughout the game. New England’s fourth Super Bowl victory--all with Belichick and Brady at the controls--in this incredibly competitive era cements them as the preeminent dynasty in the modern era. Read more »
Football Meteorology For Super Bowl XLIX

by Jeff Risdon

The Seahawks are the reigning champion, headed by the stingiest defense and the powerful rushing punch of Lynch and Wilson. The Patriots feature Tom Brady and the NFL's most potent scoring offense as well as a top 10 defense. Read more »
Senior Bowl Rules Of Thumb

by Jeff Risdon

It was a wonderful week of action in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. From Tuesday morning’s weigh-in to Saturday’s 34-13 victory by the North, over 100 aspiring NFL prospects did their best to impress the hundreds of NFL personnel evaluators and credentialed media. Read more »
Senior Bowl: Wed. South Notes

by Jeff Risdon

As with the North session earlier in the day, my focus was on the offensive and defensive linemen, with a little bit of running backs and linebackers mixed in. Read more »

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