Draft - Football Wiretap

Jared Goff 'Irrefutably Projects To Stardom' In NFL

Oct 27, 2015 11:08 AM

Jared Goff of Cal is currently the projected first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and was the subject of a detailed film breakdown by Andy Benoit.

"Watching him carve the Cougars, the phrase “similarities to Andrew Luck” went in my notes multiple times," wrote Benoit. "Unaware of the rest of the college football landscape, I can’t say whether Goff deserves to be the first pick in next year’s draft. But I can say that having studied almost every snap of each NFL quarterback this season, Goff irrefutably projects to stardom."

Goff is accurate and can "make all the throws."

Andy Benoit/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, NCAA

Nick Chubb Tears PCL, Will Need Surgery

Oct 11, 2015 12:46 PM

Nick Chubb will require surgery to repair a torn posterior cruciate ligament, as well as two other tears.

Chubb may need to wait two weeks before undergoing surgery to allow the swelling to subside.

Chubb is considered one of the best sophomore running backs in college football.

Jason Butt/The Telegraph

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, NCAA

Longtime NFL Scout: Ohio State Could Be Most Talented NCAA Team Ever

Oct 5, 2015 1:05 PM

Ohio State has a depth of NFL-caliber talent on their roster as they attempt to defend their national championship.

“Depending on who comes out, they could have eight first-round draft picks," said one longtime NFL scout. "I honestly believe that could be the most talented college team I have ever scouted.”

Joey Bosa is expected to be the first Ohio State player selected.

Michael Thomas, Taylor Decker, Darron Lee and Ezekiel Elliott are currently in the first round of Jeff Risdon's latest mock draft on RealGM, while Vonn Bell and Adolphus Washington are just outside of it.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, NCAA

Ekpre-Olomu Expected To Be 1st Player To Collect Draft Value Insurance

Oct 2, 2015 12:12 PM

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is expected to be the first player to collect on a loss of draft value insurance, according to the man who underwrote the policy.

Keith Lerner told CBS Sports Thursday night that Ekpre-Olomu is in the process of collecting a $3 million claim after suffering a season-ending knee injury in December. The All-American corner, projected to be a first-round draft choice last May, slipped to the seventh round after blowing out his ACL before the College Football Playoff National Championship.

“That claim is close to getting paid,” said Lerner, the Gainesville, Florida-based head of Total Planning Sports Services.

Lerner added the claim should be paid in the next 30-60 days. Ekpre-Olomu was the 241st player taken in the draft by Cleveland.

Dennis Dodd/CBS Sports

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, NCAA