NFL Draft 2019 – Underclassmen Head Skill Positions

NFL Draft 2019 – Underclassmen Head Skilled Positions
Pro Prospect Rankings – Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

   Frank Coyle – head scout

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Wide Receivers
N’Keal Harry, Kelvin Harmon, Marquise Brown & AJ Brown Top Young Group of Receivers

1 * N’Keal Harry                         6-3        215       Arizona State
2 * Kelvin Harmon                    6-2        220       North Carolina State
3 * Marquise Brown                 5-11      165       Oklahoma
4 * AJ Brown                              6-1        225       Mississippi
5 * DK Metcalf                           6-4        230       Mississippi
6 Deebo Samuel                        5-11      215       South Carolina
7 JJ Arcega-Whiteside              6-3        225       Stanford
8 Parris Campbell                      6-0        210       Ohio State
9 * Riley Ridley                          6-2        200       Georgia
10 Andy Isabella                        5-10      195       UMass
11 Anthony Johnson                  6-1        210       Buffalo
12 David Sills                              6-3        205       West Virginia
13 * Lil’Jordan Humphrey       6-3        225       Texas
14 * Hakeem Butler                   6-5        225       Iowa State
15 Emanuel Hall                        6-2        200       Missouri
16 Terry Godwin                        5-11      175       Georgia
17 Keelan Doss                           6-3        210       UC-Davis
18 * Mecole Hardman              5-11      185       Georgia
19 * Greg Dortch                       5-8        170       Wake Forest
20 Stanley Morgan                   6-0        195       Nebraska

Underclassmen Dominant Emerging Tight End Class
Tight Ends

1 * Irv Smith                              6-4        245       Alabama
2 * TJ Hockenson                      6-4        250       Iowa
3 * Noah Fant                            6-5        245       Iowa
4 * Alize Mack                           6-4        250       Notre Dame
5 * Kaden Smith                        6-5        255       Stanford
6 * Zach Gentry                         6-6       245       Michigan
7 * Jace Sternberger                  6-5        250       Texas A&M
8 Dawson Knox                         6-4        260       Mississippi
9 * Caleb Wilson                       6-3        235       UCLA
10 Josh Oliver                           6-4        254       San Jose State
11 CJ Conrad                            6-4        245       Kentucky
12 Drew Sample                        6-4        260       Washington
13 * Dax Raymond                    6-5        250       Utah State
14 * Isaac Nauta                        6-4        240       Georgia
15 * Matt Bushman                    6-4        245       BYU

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




NFL Draft 2019 – Blue Chip Defensive Line Prospects Head Class

NFL Draft 2019 – Blue Chip Defensive Linemen Head Class

Defensive Prospects
  Underclassmen Head Dominate Group of Defensive Linemen

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Defenders Bosa, Ferrell & Gary Show Top 10 Talent

 Ends
1 * Nick Bosa                 6-3        265       Ohio St
2 * Clelin Ferrell           6-4        260       Clemson
3 * Rashan Gary            6-4        280       Michigan
4 Zach Allen                6-4        285       Boston College
5 Austin Bryant              6-4        265       Clemson
6 Charles Omenihu                    6-6        275       Texas
7 * Joe Jackson                         6-5        260       Miami
8 Chase Winovich                     6-3        255       Michigan
9 Jaylon Ferguson                     6-4        255       Louisiana Tech
10 * Jordan Brailford                 6-3        245       Oklahoma State
11 L.C. Collier                           6-2        280       Texas Christian
12 Isaiah Buggs                         6-3        295       Alabama
13 Corbin Kaufusi                      6-8        285       BYU
14 * Anthony Nelson                  6-7        275       Iowa
15 * Shareef Miller                     6-5       260       Penn State

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Williams and Oliver Head Deep Strong Tackle Class

Tackles
1 * Quinnen Williams                 6-3        295       Alabama
2 * Ed Oliver                              6-3        285       Houston
3 Christian Wilkins                     6-4        315       Clemson
4 Jerry Tillery                            6-6        305       Notre Dame
5 * Dexter Lawrence                   6-3        340       Clemson
6 * Jeffery Simmons                  6-4        300       Mississippi State
7 * Dre’Mont Jones                    6-3        290       Ohio State
8 * Gerald Willis                         6-3        290       Miami
9 Demarcus Christmas              6-4        310       Florida State
10 Daylon Mack                         6-1        330       Texas A&M
11 Kingsley Keke                      6-3        285       Texas A&M
12 Khalen Saunders                  6-1        320       Western Illinois
13 Dontavius Russell                 6-2        320       Auburn
14 Terry Beckner                       6-3        305       Missouri
15 Marquise Copeland               6-2        290       Cincinnati




QB Kyler Murray Announces Commitment to NFL over Major League Baseball

QB Kyler Murray Announces Commitment to NFL and Combine Training

Kyler Murray dispelled all concerns related to his dual-sport aspirations with a bold announcement on Twitter.

 Monday via Twitter, Kyler Murray committed to pursuing a career as an NFL quarterback.

“Moving forward, I am fully and firmly committing my life and time to becoming an NFL Quarterback.”

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Murray was selected ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, but was allowed to play his final season of football at Oklahoma. With the Sooners in his only season as a starter, he won the Heisman Trophy in 2018 following Baker Mayfield with back to back Oklahoma winners for the prestigious award. This success demanded him to reevaluate his future as a two sport athlete or which sports profession to select.

Kyler Murray would be the first athlete to be selected in the 1st round of the both the MLB and the NFL Drafts. Many consider him a first round selection. Draft Insiders‘ ranks him currently as a Top 50 Prospect entering the NFL Combine 2019.

Murray decided to walk away from his $4.33 million contract with the Athletics, which called for him to report to big-league camp at the end of February. He’ll have to return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million he received in a signing bonus from the Athletics in 2018. He will forfeit the remaining $3.16 million of his contract if he fails to continue his career and report to spring training camp later this month.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites




QB Kyler Murray Faces Important NFL Combine 2019 Decision

NFL Combine 2019 Announces Invitation List

QB Kyler Murray Faces Important NFL Combine Decision

   Frank Coyle – Head Scout

Former Oklahoma QB Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray was included on the official list of invitees for the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. Murray has already declared for the NFL Draft 2019 and he will most likely have to pick between the NFL and MLB where he was first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics. Murray wants to become a first-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, but needs to accept the invitation and attend the combine. The A’s have already made a big push to convince Murray to pick baseball over football and they still expect him to attend spring training. The reporting date for spring training actually begins before the NFL Combine on Feb. 15. Murray is at the crossroads and will either miss critical time in spring training for the A’s or bypass the NFL Combine workout in early March which would create a major conflict of dates for any two sport participation. He is expected to announce a decision related to the NFL Combine soon, though he still insists he wants to play both sports. That has never proven successful for any prospect especially with QB ambitions and his delay beyond this winter could actually hurt his career potential in either sport.

The NFL released a list of 338 players who will attend the NFL Scouting Combine which gets underway in Indianapolis on February 26th. The list includes extensive players from the Power Five Conferences with 261 of the 338 invitations going to prospects from those schools.  

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 Mississippi State DT Jeffrey Simmons and Colorado State wide receiver Preston Williams were not invited to the event after personal conduct rules infractions. Simmons is considered an early first round prospect while Williams is graded as solid early middle round player.

 2019 NFL Scouting Combine On-Field Workout Schedule – March 1st – March 4th

   Friday, March 1 – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen, Placekicker and Special Teamers
   Saturday, March 2 – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
   Sunday, March 3 – Defensive Linemen, Linebackers
   Monday, March 4 – Defensive Backs
 
NFL Combine 2019 Invitations from Power Five Conferences
 SEC – 90
 Big Ten – 53
 ACC – 46
 Pac 12 – 39
 Big 12 – 33
 
NFL Combine 2019 Invitations by School
11 – Alabama
11 – Clemson
10 – Ohio State
 9 – Georgia
 9 – Mississippi
 9 – Washington
 8 – Notre Dame
 8 – Florida
 8 – Kentucky
 8 – Mississippi State
 8 – Oklahoma
 8 – Texas A&M
 8 – Wisconsin
 7 – Boston College
 7 – Penn State
 7 – Stanford
 6 – Auburn
 6 – LSU
 6 – Miami
 6 – Michigan
 6 – Missouri
 6 – North Carolina State
 6 – Utah
 6 – West Virginia 
 
2019 NFL Combine Invitations – Leading Schools
Alabama (11)
DL Isaiah Buggs
RB Damien Harris
RB Josh Jacobs
LB Christian Miller
OL Ross Pierschbacher
TE Irv Smith
CB Saivion Smith
S Deionte Thompson
OT Jonah Williams
DT Quinnen Williams
LB Mack Wilson
 
Clemson (11)
DE Austin Bryant
DE Clelin Ferrell
CB Mark Fields
DT Albert Huggins
OT Mitch Hyatt
LB Kendall Joseph
LB Tre Lamar
DT Dexter Lawrence
CB Trayvon Mullen
WR Hunter Renfrow
DT Christian Wilkins
 
Ohio State (10)
DE Nick Bosa
WR Parris Campbell
WR Johnnie Dixon
QB Dwayne Haskins
DT Dre’mont Jones
OL Michael Jordan
WR Terry McLaurin
OT Isaiah Prince
CB Kendall Sheffield
RB Mike Weber
 




NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Mock Draft – February – 2.0

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Mock Draft – February, 2019

 * Underclassmen –   Selection order after Super Bowl XLIII
Pre NFL Combine 2019 –
  x – Division winner/y – Wild card team  

 All underclassmen had until Jan. 15th to declare for the NFL Draft 2019. Players had three days to rescind their decision and return to school and still retain their college eligibility. No underclassmen rescind their decision.

1st Round

1 Arizona       3-13     – Josh Allen        LB     6-4, 250           Kentucky
2 San Fran   4-12     – * Nick Bosa     DE     6-3, 265           Ohio State
3 NY Jets      4-12   – * Quinnen Williams   DT    6-3, 295    Alabama
4 Oakland     4-12     – * Jonah Williams   OT     6-5, 300    Alabama
5 Tampa Bay  5-11     – * Ed Oliver            DT     6-2, 290     Houston

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6 NY Giants   5-11     – * Dwayne Haskins      QB                   6-2, 215                     Ohio State
7 Jacksonville 5-11   – * Rashan Gary             DE                   6-4, 280                    Michigan
8 Detroit         6-10     – * Greedy Williams      CB                   6-1, 180                      LSU
9 Buffalo        6-10     – Montez Sweat               LB                6-4, 245                     Mississippi St
10 Denver       6-10     – * Greg Little                 OT                   6-5, 320                    Mississippi
11 Cincinnati 6-10      – Clelin Ferrell               DE                   6-4, 260                   Clemson
12 Green Bay 6-9-1    – * N’Keal Harry            WR                  6-2, 215                     Arizona State
13 Miami         7-9       – * Devin White               LB                6-0, 245                       LSU
14 Atlanta       7-9       – * Deionte Thompson   FS                6-0, 215                        Alabama
15 Washington 7-9    – Deandre Baker             CB                   5-11, 180                    Georgia
16 Carolina    7-9       – * Jeffery Simmons        DT                   6-3, 305                    Mississippi St
17 Cleveland  7-8-1    – * Jachai Polite               LB                   6-2, 242                     Florida
18 Minnesota 8-7-1    – Andre Dillard               OT                   6-5, 310                      Washington State
19 Tennessee 9-7       – Marquise Brown           WR                  5-11, 165                     Oklahoma
20 Pittsburgh 9-6-1     – * Brian Burns              LB                   6-4, 255                     Florida State
21 y Seattle    10-6     – * Mark Wilson                LB                   6-1, 240                     Alabama
22 x Baltimore  10-6    – * Kelvin Harmon       WR                  6-2, 220                    North Carolina St
23 x Houston 11-5     – * Byron Murphy              CB                   5-11, 175                    Washington
24 Oakland (x Chicago)12-4 – * DK Metcalf     WR                  6-4, 220                 Mississippi
25 y Philadelphia 9-7 – * Jawaan Taylor                 OT          6-5, 320                             Florida
26 y Indianapolis 10-6  – Jerry Tillery                     DT            6-4, 310                               Notre Dame
27 Oakland (x Dallas) 10-6 – Amani Oruwariye    CB        6-1, 205                     Penn State
28 y LA Chargers 12-4         – Dalton Risner             OL    6-5, 300                        Kansas State
29 x Kansas City 12-4          – Zach Allen                    DE        6-4, 285                           Boston College
30 Green Bay (x N.Orleans)13-3 * David Edwards    OT           6-7, 320              Wisconsin
31 x LA Rams            13-3 – Christian Wilkins                DT                   6-2, 300            Clemson
32 x New England 11-5         – * Dexter Lawrence        DT                   6-3, 340            Clemson                                 

      Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

 




NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Draft Order – Patriots Select Last #32

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Draft Order – Patriots Select Last #32

The New England Patriots will select last in every round for the NFL Draft 2019, #32 after defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl XLIII. The first round draft order is posted below with the Arizona Cardinals holding the #1 overall selection and the Oakland Raiders holding three #1 draft choices as a result of two trades involving LB Khalil Mack and WR Amari Cooper.  

A teams’ opponent’s W-L record determined all tie situations. If teams are still tied, they will flip, though none are necessary this year. Playoff teams shuffled according to their postseason results that determined the final top 32 selections.

NFL teams look to both the veteran Free Agency period and the NFL Draft 2019 to improve their rosters. The salary cap is expected to go up again approximately $10-12 million and it will dictate the movement of many veteran players this offseason. The FA movement will have an impact on the premier draft selections.

        Super Bowl game determined final positions
                x – division winner         y – playoff berth

#  Team                                     W-L  / Opp W-L %                      
1 Arizona                                   3-13      .527
2 San Francisco                       4-12      .504
3 NY Jets                                   4-12      .506
4 Oakland                                  4-12      .547
5 Tampa Bay                            5-11      .523
6 NY Giants                              5-11      .527
7 Jacksonville                          5-11      .547
8 Detroit                                    6-10      .504
9 Buffalo                                    6-10      .523
10 Denver                                  6-10      .523
11 Cincinnati                             6-10      .535
12 Green Bay                            6-9-1     .488
13 Miami                                     7-9        .469
14 Atlanta                                   7-9        .482
15 Washington                          7-9        .486
16 Carolina                                7-9        .508
17 Cleveland                              7-8-1     .516
18 Minnesota                            8-7-1     .504
19 Tennessee                             9-7        .520
20 Pittsburgh                           9-6-1     .504
21 y Seattle                                10-6      .484
22 x Baltimore                         10-6      .496
23 x Houston                             11-6      .471
24 Oakland (x Chicago)         12-5      .430
25 y Philadelphia                     10-8      .518
26 y Indianapolis                    11-7      .465
27 Oakland (x Dallas)            11-7      .488
28 y LA Chargers                    13-5      .477
29 x Kansas City                     12-4      .480
30 Green Bay (x New Orleans) 13-3     .482
31 x LA Rams                             13-3      .480
32 x New England                    11-5      .482
 
Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:  The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule. If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.




Patriots Win 6th Super Bowl in Defensive Battle

Patriots Win 6th Super Bowl in Defensive Battle

New England Defeats Rams in 13-3 Title Game

Frank Coyle – Head Scout
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The NE Patriots beat the LA Rams in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history to win their 6th Super Bowl title. The Patriots win matched the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most SB victories in history. It was the 6th SB win for the 41 year old QB Tom Brady who passed former LB Charles Haley who had 5 Super Bowl rings. In an era of explosive offenses, the title game became a defensive battle where HC Bill Belichick designed a brilliant game plan to smother the Rams’ young QB Jared Goff. The Patriots coach never allowed Goff to settle into the pocket and presented a diverse blitz package that forced the third year pro Goff to constantly move in the pocket. Goff completed only 19 of 38 passes for 229 yards and 1 critical 4th quarter interception that virtually sealed the game for the Pats.

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Patriots QB Tom Brady had a decent performance as a game manager, though he failed to put up big numbers. He went 21 for 35 passing for 253 yards passing, no TDs and 1 early interception. He looked to wideout Julian Edelman and TE Rob Gronkowski in key situations. Edelman caught 10 passes for 141 yards, most in key situations that moved the chains. That performance earned Edelman his first Super Bowl MVP award. Gronk made the game clincher with a late reception to the Rams 1 yard line before rookie back Sony Michel into the endzone for the game’s sole TD. Michel rushed for 94 yards on 18 carries and 1 TD in another huge postseason performance that balanced the offense.

The real star of the victory was the Patriots defense which totaled 4 sacks, multiple pressures and 1 interception while limiting the Rams string ground game to just 62 yards. That pressure forced the young Goff to constantly face 2nd and 3rd and long situations which played into the Pats’ multiple blitz schemes that never allowed him to settle into a pocket rhyme. That reflected in Goff’s weak 3 for 13 third down efficiency.

The lowest scoring game in SB history will be viewed as another ring in the Patriots long legacy of NFL dominance in an era of Free Agency and salary cap limitations. No other NFL team has come even close to this type of success especially during the past twenty five years with only the Broncos winning back to back SB titles during this period. The Pats look to repeat next year and defend their title in hopes of becoming the only team to win back to back SB championships twice.

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Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald & Saquon Barkley Top NFL Awards

Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald & Saquon Barkley Top NFL Awards

List of NFL Honors Winners from the 2018 Season

FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year:

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Pepsi Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019:

Tony Gonzalez, TE – Chiefs
Ed Reed, S – Ravens
Champ Bailey, CB – Redskins
Ty Law, CB – Patriots
Kevin Mawae, C – Jets
Johnny Robinson, S – Chiefs
Pat Bowlen, contributor – Broncos
Gil Brandt, contributor – Cowboys

NFL Awards 2018

AP Most Valuable Player: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
AP Offensive Player of the Year: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
AP Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard
AP Comeback Player of the Year:  Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck

AP Coach of the Year:  Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio

Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long

Game Changer Award presented by Gillette: Seattle Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin
Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year:  Los Angeles Rams
Moment of the Year: Aaron Rodgers’ comeback against Bears in Week 1
Bridgestone Clutch Performance Play of the Year: The Miami Miracle

Deacon Jones Award: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald
Touchdown Celebration of the Year: Seattle Seahawks – Choreography
Salute To Service Award Presented by USAA: Atlanta Falcons G Ben Garland
Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award: Gabe Infante, St. Joseph’s Prep
Courtyard Unstoppable Performance of the Year: Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff

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