NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments

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First Round
#    Team / Player / Position / School

1 Arizona – Kyler Murray            QB       Oklahoma
Cards pick another QB early with a one year starter under huge pressure in 2019.

2 San Francisco – Nick Bosa     LB     Ohio St
49ers address their front seven again with best edge guy in this class.

3 NY Jets – Quinnen Williams     DT        Alabama
Jets continue to build their front line with an impact interior force.

4 Oakland – Clelin Ferrell            DE       Clemson
Raiders showed little edge pressure after moving Khalil Mack to Da Bears.

5 Tampa Bay – Devin White        LB        LSU
Blue chip Mike man gives this defense a leader and playmaker.

6 NY Giants – Daniel Jones        QB       Duke
GMen surprise everyone with a talented passer this early.

7 Jacksonville – Josh Allen         LB        Kentucky
Jaguars needed another edge rusher and jump on this playmaker here.

8 Detroit – TJ Hockenson           TE        Iowa
Lions look to give QB Matt Stafford a strong weapon in the middle zones.

9 Buffalo – Ed Oliver      DT        Houston
Bills grab an explosive interior guy with impact talent.

10 Pittsburgh (from Denver) – Devin Bush           LB        Michigan
Steelers paid a huge price to move up for this three down playmaker.

11 Cincinnati – Jonah Williams    OT        Alabama
Bengals look to get the outside right after continuous problems recently.

12 Green Bay – Rashan Gary     DE       Michigan
Packers committed to improving their battered defense.

13 Miami – Christian Wilkins       DT        Clemson
Dolphins starting to build new club with front four talent.

14 Atlanta – Chris Lindstrom       OG       Boston College
Falcons must keep Matt Ryan upright to contend in the tough NFC South.

15 Washington – Dwayne Haskins          QB       Ohio State
Redskins considered moving up for this guy.

16 Carolina – Brian Burns           DE/LB  Florida State
Panthers need edge rushers and Burns ranks among the best in this deep class.

17 NY Giants (from Cleveland) – Dexter Lawrence           NT        Clemson
GMen get a strong interior presence with the explosiveness to rush the passer.

18 Minnesota – Garrett Bradbury C         NC State
Vikes had to address their offensive line and Bradbury is an excellent addition.

19 Tennessee – Jeffrey Simmons           DL        Mississippi State
Titans like his ability to play five technique here.

20 Denver (from Pittsburgh) – Noah Fant TE       Iowa
Broncos added extra picks and get the seam playmaker for new vet QB Joe Flacco.

21 Green Bay (from Seattle) – Darnell Savage     S          Maryland
Packers get the centerfielder for this talented young secondary.

22 Philadelphia (from Baltimore) – Andre Dillard   OT        Washington State
Eagles move up to land an agile athletic left tackle.

23 Houston – Tytus Howard        OT        Alabama State
Texans’ reached for a talented small college tackle.

24 Oakland (from Chicago) – Josh Jacobs          RB        Alabama
Raiders turn the page from veteran back Marshawn Lynch.

25 Baltimore (from Philadelphia) – Marquise Brown          WR       Oklahoma
Ravens land a burner to open up this young offense.

26 Washington (from Indianapolis) – Montez Sweat          LB        Mississippi State
Skins land a tough edge rusher to bookend with veteran Ryan Kerrigan.

27 Oakland (from Dallas) – Johnathan Abram      S          Mississippi State
Da Raiders add a striker here for a problem position.

28 LA Chargers – Jerry Tillery     DL        Notre Dame
Chargers get an athletic versatile lineman for their aging front line.

29 Seattle (from Kansas City) – LJ Collier            DE       TCU
Seahawks reach for this emerging edge rusher, but not the talent to replace Frank Clark.

30 New York Giants (New Orleans-Green Bay & Seattle) – Deandre Baker            CB        Georgia
GMen made great move to trade back into first round for the most developed cover man in his class.

31 Atlanta (LA Rams) – Kaleb McGary    OT        Washington
Falcons hell bent on improving the right side of line.

32 New England – N’Keal Harry  WR       Arizona State
Patriots shock fans by taking this tough receiver with a #1 selection.

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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




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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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 Mock Draft – Final

First Round Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2019

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#  Team       Player /             Position /      School
* Underclassmen

First Round
1 Arizona – * Kyler Murray              QB          Oklahoma
2 San Francisco – * Nick Bosa        DE          Ohio St
3 NY Jets – * Quinnen Williams      DT          Alabama
4 Oakland – Josh Allen                    LB        Kentucky
5 Tampa Bay – * Devin White         LB          LSU
6 NY Giants – * Jonah Williams     OT         Alabama
7 Jacksonville – Andre Dillard      OT      Washington St
8 Detroit – * Ed Oliver                    DT         Houston
9 Buffalo * TJ Hockenson           TE          Iowa
10 Denver – * Devin Bush                                LB                     Michigan
11 Cincinnati – * Jawaan Taylor                     OT                     Florida
12 Green Bay – Marquise Brown                    WR                    Oklahoma
13 Miami – * Dwayne Haskins                        QB                     Ohio State
14 Atlanta – * Greedy Williams                       CB                     LSU
15 Washington  – Drew Lock                           QB                     Missouri
16 Carolina – * DK Metcalf                               WR                    Mississippi
17 NY Giants (Cleve) – Montez Sweat            LB                     Mississippi St
18 Minnesota – Garrett Bradbury                     C                     North Carolina State
19 Tennessee – * Brian Burns                           LB                     Florida St
20 Pittsburgh – Deandre Baker                       CB                     Georgia
21 Seattle – Christian Wilkins                           DT                     Clemson
22 Baltimore – Cody Ford                                 OG                     Oklahoma
23 Houston – * Byron Murphy                         CB                     Washington
24 Oakland (Chicago) –  * Rashan Gary          DE                     Michigan
25 Philadelphia – Clelin Ferrell                        DE                     Clemson
26 Indianapolis  – * Dexter Lawrence             DT                     Clemson
27 Oakland (Dallas) – * Noah Fant                   TE                     Iowa
28 LA Chargers – * Daniel Jones                        QB                    Duke
29 Seattle (Kansas City) – Johnathan Abrams     S                      Mississippi St
30 Green Bay (New Orleans) – Dalton Risner     OL                    Kansas State
31 LA Rams – Jerry Tillery                                     DT                     Notre Dame
32 New England – * Irv Smith                              TE                     Alabama

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 – Top 100 Pro Prospects – Final Ranking

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2019

     By Frank Coyle / Head Scout

April, 2019 – Final Edition      NFL Draft Rankings   
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Pro Prospect           /      Position  /        School
1 * Nick Bosa                               DE                    Ohio State
2 * Quinnen Williams               DT                     Alabama
3 * Devin White                         LB                      LSU
4 Josh Allen                               LB                      Kentucky
5 * Ed Oliver                              DT                      Houston
6 * TJ Hockenson                     TE                       Iowa
7 * Jonah Williams                    OT                     Alabama
8 Andre Dillard                          OT                     Washington State
9 * Jawaan Taylor                      OT                     Florida
10 * Devin Bush                          LB                     Michigan
11 * Dwayne Haskins                 QB                    Ohio State
12 * Kyler Murray                       QB                   Oklahoma
13 * Brian Burns                         LB                     Florida State
14 * Greedy Williams                  CB                    LSU
15 * Byron Murphy                     CB                    Washington
16 Drew Lock                              QB                    Missouri
17 Montez Sweat                        LB                     Mississippi State
18 * Rashan Gary                       DE                    Michigan
19 Deandre Baker                      CB                    Georgia
20 * Cody Ford                            OG                   Oklahoma
21 * Daniel Jones                        QB                    Duke
22 Christian Wilkins                    DT                     Clemson
23 Clelin Ferrell                           DE                    Clemson
24 * DK Metcalf                          WR                   Mississippi
25 Garrett Bradbury                   C                      North Carolina State
26 * Dexter Lawrence                DT                     Clemson
27 Marquise Brown                    WR                   Oklahoma
28 Dalton Risner                        OL                     Kansas State
29 * Noah Fant                           TE                     Iowa
30 * Josh Jacobs                        RB                    Alabama
31 Nasir Adderley                       S                        Delaware
32 Jerry Tillery                           DT                     Notre Dame
33 Johnathan Abram                  S                       Mississippi State
34 * Jeffery Simmons                 DT                    Mississippi State
35 Chris Lindstrom                    OG                   Boston College
36 Darnell Savage                       S                      Maryland
37 Chase Winovich                    DE/LB               Michigan
38 Lonnie Johnson                    CB                    Kentucky
39 Juan Thornhill                        S                       Virginia
40 * N’Keal Harry                       WR                   Arizona State
41 Rock Ya-Sin                             CB                    Temple
42 * Mack Wilson                        LB                     Alabama
43 Deebo Samuel                       WR                   South Carolina
44 * Greg Little                           OT                    Mississippi
45 Zach Allen                              DE                    Boston College
46 Kaleb McGary                        OT                    Washington
47 Jaylon Ferguson                    DE                    Louisiana Tech
48 * Amani Hooker                      S                      Iowa
49 * Joejuan Williams                 CB                    Vanderbilt
50 * Erik McCoy                          C                       Texas A&M
51 * Joe Jackson                          DE                    Miami
52 * Deionte Thompson             S                       Alabama
53 Tytus Howard                         OT                    Alabama St.
54 Charles Omenihu                  DE                   Texas
55 * AJ Brown                             WR                   Mississippi
56 * Irv Smith                              TE                     Alabama
57 * David Edwards                    OT                    Wisconsin
58 DeAndre Walker                     LB                    Georgia
59 * Connor McGovern               OG                    Penn State
60 * Anthony Nelson                   DE                    Iowa
61 Parris Campbell                      WR                   Ohio State
62 * Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  S                    Florida
63 * JJ Arcega-Whiteside            WR                   Stanford
64 * Miles Sanders                       RB                    Penn St
65 L.J. Collier                               DE                    TCU
66 * Taylor Rapp                           S                       Washington
67 * Bobby Evans                         OT                    Oklahoma
68 * Hakeem Butler                    WR                    Iowa State
69 * David Montgomery              RB                    Iowa State
70 * Riley Ridley                           WR                   Georgia
71 Amani Oruwariye                   CB                    Penn State
72 * Kelvin Harmon                    WR                   North Carolina State
73 Oshane Ximines                     LB                    Old Dominion
74 * Julian Love                          CB                    Notre Dame
75 * Jachai Polite                       LB                     Florida
76 * Justin Layne                        CB                    Michigan St
77 Andy Isabella                         WR                   UMass
78 * Caleb Wilson                       TE                     UCLA
79 * Dre’Mont Jones                   DT                     Ohio State
80 * David Long                          CB                    Michigan
81 * Mecole Hardman                 WR                   Georgia
82 Elgton Jenkins                       C                       Mississippi State
83 Germaine Pratt                     LB                    North Carolina State
84 Ben Banogu                            DE                    TCU
85 * Trayvon Mullen                   CB                    Clemson
86 Ryan Finley                            QB                    North Carolina State
87 * Trayveon Williams               RB                    Texas A&M
88 * Jarrett Stidham                    QB                    Auburn
89 Khalen Saunders                   DT                     Western Illinois
90 Damien Harris                       RB                    Alabama
91 Michael Deiter                       OL                     Wisconsin
92 * Devin Singletary                  RB                    Florida Atlantic
93 * Jace Sternberger                 TE                    Texas A&M
94 Yodny Cajuste                      OT                    West Virginia
95 * Vosean Joseph                   LB                     Florida
96 Will Grier                               QB                    West Virginia
97 * Dawson Knox                     TE                    Ole Miss
98 * Justice Hill                           RB                    Oklahoma State
99 * Michael Jordan                    G                      Ohio State
100 * Gerald Willis                        DT                   Miami

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 – Draft Insiders’ Scouting Report – Michigan Linebacker Chase Winovich

NFL Draft 2019 – Draft Insiders’ – Scouting Report
  Linebacker Chase Winovich – Michigan

   Frank Coyle/ Head scout

Here is Draft Insiders’ Yearbook scouting report on one of the fastest rising defensive prospects in this class, defensive end/ linebacker Chase Winovich of Michigan.  He is a prospect we have scouted since early in his career when he flashed impact in a few roles for the tough Wolverine defense. He is a three down defender who has the flexibility to play both with his hand in the dirt and up off the edge. He became a core defender on the highly ranked Michigan defense which will probably see four defensive prospects selected in the top 100 with three hearing their names in the top 40-50 selections. Winovich performed very well vs top Big Ten talent which supplies many offensive linemen annually to the NFL. He had an outstanding postseason concluding with a very impressive showing at his Pro Day and the NFL Combine.  He performed despite coming off ankle surgery during the early postseason prior to the NFL Combine and undergoing wrist surgery following his March 15th Pro Day. He performed outstanding at both events and was impressive at interviews.  He is ranked our #4 Outside Linebacker and a top 40-50 prospect.

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Outside Linebacker
 Chase Winovich #15               6-3        255       Michigan – Sp. 4.60
    Hindu Theory: Rob Ninkovich                      Rating 86
High motor versatile senior defender had a fine career, earning Big Ten honors over his final two seasons. Earned first team honors in 2018 with his big play ability off the edge. Strong frame with good weight room strength that translates well to the field. Good height and arm length with a solid base to be a three-down defender at both the weak side end position in 4-3 set or up in the 3-4 scheme. Good burst off the edge and transfers to power with fine technique to win vs bigger athletes. Sound instincts with the versatility and toughness to play either outside spot in basic fronts. Skill set to be effective in run support and a quality pass rusher. After an impressive sophomore effort, he established himself as a developing prospect with good instincts, functional strength and speed. Displays strong quick hands to keep blockers off his body and separate to gain penetration. Shows strength and leverage to hold the point with the speed and flexibility to chase in pursuit and break down well in space. As an edge rusher, he has deceptive quickness and speed to rush the passer with the functional strength to win late on the down. Holds the point with sound leverage and hand usage, though struggles when facing combo blocks. Fluid flexible athlete who can stack vs big blockers when technically sound. Shows the quickness to move laterally and make plays with hand technique to disengage from blockers. Combines good functional strength with speed on the snap to also counter back inside. Shows a burst to the ball once he frees himself from blockers with the agility and flexibility to redirect and chase from the backside. Utilizes his hand punch to strike an opponent and separate to pursue the ball. As a pass rusher, he relies too much on his initial power move and needs more development on his swim maneuver to win. Average acceleration at the top of his arc. Good short area burst along the line in pursuit. Shows ability to counter and redirect to the inside when his initial move is contained. As a senior, he started 13 games and totaled 69 tackles with 17 TFL, 1 PBU and 5 sacks, earning 2nd team Big Ten. As a junior, he made 79 tackles with 18.5 TFL and 8 sacks starting 13 games, earning first team Big Ten. At the NFL Combine, he came in at just under 6’3” and 256 lbs. and did 18 reps with a wrist that required surgery soon after the event. He ran a 4.59 time with a 30.5” VL and 9’8” BJ with a 4.11 shuttle and a 6.94 three cone to complete a very good overall effort. Athlete with versatility to start at a few positions and both sets. Two postseason surgeries, an ankle injury early in postseason and a March wrist surgery after performing well at his Pro day. Probable early starter if he settles into the right scheme and learns the finer points of technique. Top 50 prospect with upside to start. Similar to Rob Ninkovich in many ways, including intangibles, power and schematic versatility. Savvy instinctive defender and capable of 40 snaps weekly. Good 2nd day value and gritty NFL starter.
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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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 – Pro Prospect Rankings – Cornerbacks & Safeties

NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospect Rankings – Cornerbacks & Safeties

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    Top Cornerback Rankings
1 * Greedy Williams     LSU
2 * Byron Murphy         Washington
3 Deandre Baker         Georgia
4 Rock Ya-Sin             Temple
5 Lonnie Johnson        Kentucky
6 * Joejuan Williams    Vanderbilt
7 * Julian Love             Notre Dame
8 David Long               Michigan
9 * Justin Layne           Michigan State
10 * Kendall Sheffield    Ohio State
11 Amani Oruwariye       Penn State
12 * Trayvon Mullen       Clemson
13 Kris Boyd                 Texas
14 Iman Marshall           Southern California
15 * Sean Bunting         Central Michigan
16 Corey Ballentine       Washburn
17 * Jamel Dean            Auburn
18 Michael Jackson       Miami
19 Ken Webster             Mississippi
20 * Blessaun Austin     Rutgers
21 * Saivion Smith         Alabama
22 Blace Brown             Troy
23 Isaiah Johnson         Houston
24 Jimmy Moreland       James Madison
25 Jordan Brown           South Dakota State
26 Mark Fields              Clemson

Top Safety Prospects 
1 Nasir Adderley                      Delaware
2 Johnathan Abram                 Mississippi State
3 Darnell Savage                     Maryland
4 Juan Thornhill                       Virginia
5 * Amani Hooker                   Iowa
6 * Deionte Thompson             Alabama
7 * Taylor Rapp                       Washington
8 * Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  Florida
9 Saquan Hampton                  Rutgers
10 Donovan Wilson                   Texas A&M
11 Will Harris                             Boston College
12 Mike Edwards                       Kentucky
13 Zedrick Woods                     Mississippi
14 Andrew Wingard                   Wyoming
15 Marquise Blair                      Utah
16 Jaquan Johnson                   Miami
17 Marvell Tell                           Southern California
18 Sheldrick Redwine                Miami
19 Lukas Denis                         Boston College
20 Darius West                         Kentucky
21 Evan Worthington                 Colorado

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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

 




Pro Prospect Rankings – Quarterbacks, Running Backs & Receivers

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    Top Quarterback Prospects
1 * Dwayne Haskins           Ohio St
2.* Kyler Murray                Oklahoma
3 Drew Lock                        Missouri
4 * Daniel Jones                 Duke
5 Ryan Finley                      North Carolina State
6 * Jarrett Stidham            Auburn
7 Will Grier                          West Virginia
8 Brett Rypien                     Boise State
9 * Tyree Jackson               Buffalo
10 Clayton Thorson             Northwestern
11 Nick Fitzgerald                Mississippi State
12 Gardner Minshew II      Washington State
13 Eric Dungey                    Syracuse
14 Trace McSorley              Penn State
15 Taylor Cornelius             Oklahoma State
16 Easton Stick                    North Dakota State
17 Jake Browning                Washington
18 Jordan Ta’amu               Mississippi

Top Running Back Prospects 
1 * Josh Jacobs                   – Alabama
2 * Trayveon Williams       – Texas A&M
3 Miles Sanders                  – Penn State
4 Damien Harris                 – Alabama
5 * David Montgomery      – Iowa State
6 * Devin Singletary           – Florida Atlantic
7 * Darrell Henderson       – Memphis
8 * Justice Hill                    – Oklahoma State
9 * Rodney Anderson        – Oklahoma
10 * Benny Snell                  – Kentucky
11 Ryquell Armstead          – Temple
12 Bryce Love                      – Stanford
13 * Elijah Holyfield            – Georgia
14 Devine Ozigbo                – Nebraska
15 Myles Gaskin                  – Washington
16 Karan Higdon                 – Michigan
17 * Tony Pollard                 – Memphis
18 Dexter Williams              – Notre Dame
19 * James Williams           – Washington State
20 * LJ Scott                         – Michigan State

     Top Wide Receiver Rankings
1 * DK Metcalf                         Mississippi
2 * N’Keal Harry                       Arizona State
3 * Marquise Brown                 Oklahoma
4 * AJ Brown                            Mississippi
5 Parris Campbell                    Ohio State
6 Deebo Samuel                       South Carolina
7 * Kelvin Harmon                    North Carolina State
8 JJ Arcega-Whiteside             Stanford
9 * Riley Ridley                         Georgia
10 Andy Isabella                        UMass
11 * Hakeem Butler                   Iowa State
12 * Mecole Hardman                Georgia
13 Anthony Johnson                  Buffalo
14 * Miles Boykin                      Notre Dame
15 Terry McLaurin                     Ohio State
16 Keelan Doss                           UC-Davis
17 Emanuel Hall                        Missouri
18 David Sills                             West Virginia
19 Darius Slayton                      Auburn
20 * Lil’Jordan Humphrey       Texas

        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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 Yearbook 2019 Scouting Report – Safety Darnell Savage – Maryland

NFL Draft Yearbook 2019 – Scouting Report
Safety Darnell Savage – Maryland

   Frank Coyle/ Head scout

   Here is our scouting report on one of the fastest rising defensive prospects in this class, safety Darnell Savage of Maryland.  He is a prospect we have scouted since his sophomore season when he flashed impact in a few roles in the Terps’ secondary. He is a three down defender who has the ability to play the slot or centerfield positions. He performed well vs top ACC talent and had an outstanding postseason concluding with a very impressive showing at the NFL Combine.  He is ranked as our #3 safety and a top 50 prospect. No other publication or web site ranked him in the top 10 safeties entering April.

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Darnell Savage #4                    5-11      195       Maryland – Sp. 4.45     
  Hindu Theory: Tyrann Mathieu                  Rating 88
Hard-hitting dynamo safety has been the leader of the Terps’ secondary for the past three seasons. Rangy versatile defender developed into a ball hawk, lining up at free safety and also dropping into the nickel defender where he also excelled. Earned first team Big Ten honors along with 2nd team All-American by DraftInsiders.com in 2018. Stepped in as a full-time starter in 2016 as a true sophomore after time as a nickel corner during his true freshman season. Strong compact athlete combines excellent speed, quickness and fluid athleticism with keen instincts to be a three-down defender. Displays the versatility to lineup at a few spots in the sub packages. At times, he seeks to deliver big stops, but is not a violent hitter and his marginal size is a concern related to holding up to the physicality of the game. More a drag down tackler, though reliable especially in the open field where he breaks down well in space. Displays an awesome closing burst, arriving with good pad level to maintain leverage and breakup passes. He has outstanding read-react ability and attacks with an aggressive manner with a motor that knows only one speed. Drives through his target upon contact and able to finish. Lined up in a variety of ways, usually the high safety and slot corner in different alignments. Very effective single-high safety with excellent range to make up ground and get to the ball. Often lined up over a slot receiver, and shows the quick footwork to mirror off the line well with the closing speed to break up passes. Highly versatile with the range and instincts to play free in the deep middle and at times the toughness and run stopping ability to be the eighth man in the box. He has fine instincts for man-coverage with dependable hands to hang on to his interception opportunities. Keeps his head on a swivel in coverage and reacts to the ball quickly. Attacks the throw at the catch point as if he was the receiver. Average height and excellent leaping ability allow him to win jump-ball throws. Plays all facets of the game with a strong sense of urgency. He does however, lack ideal size, especially for a heavy diet of playing in the box. In 2018, started 12 games and had 52 tackles, 5.5 TFL, no sacks, 4 picks and 2 PBU. Earned first team Big Ten honors. In 2017, started 12 games and made 59 tackles, 3 picks and 8 PBU. For his career, totaled 182 tackles with 9 TFL, 8 picks and 14 PBU. Best suited for playing single high scheme. Fine athleticism to be a three-down defender. At the NFL Combine, he came in just under 5’11” and 198 lbs. with 31” arms. He ran a 4.45 time, 11 reps, a 39.5” VL and a 10’6“ BJ with 4.14 shuttle and 7.03 three cone. Excellent positional drills to complete a well-rounded workout. Similar to safety Tyrann Mathieu in natural talent and versatility. Also, for the old draftniks, he is similar to safety Bob Sanders, one of the best defenders in the league during his time with the Colts. He has the speed, quickness and ball skills to be an early starter and compares to Mathieu in size, AA and versatility. Shows flexible hips and quick footwork with the instincts to continue to improve in coverage. Talent to be a difference maker if coupled with a good box safety. High quality athlete and football player with experience to compete for time in different packages and an excellent addition. Probable early starting ability and in addition he could win the nickel role in camp. Valuable versatility with fast developing talent and a three-down defender. Rising marginal top 40 selection with impact talent. Teams like the Giants, Redskins, Cowboys and Chiefs have him on their short list in the early 2nd round.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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