NFL Calendar 2019-2020

NFL Calendar 2019-2020
NFL Important Dates

July 2019
July 15 At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension. After this date, the player may sign only a oneyear contract with his prior club for the 2019 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.

Mid-July           Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.
Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.
Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players
A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.
July 22 At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
July 22*            At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for unrestricted free agents to whom a “May 7 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
*or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

August

Aug. 1 – Hall of Fame Game, Atlanta vs. Denver, Canton, Ohio.
Aug. 1-4  – Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio.

Aug. 6  Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency.
If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2019 and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2020 League Year.

Aug. 8-9           First Preseason Weekend
Aug. 15-19        Second Preseason Weekend
Aug. 22-25       Third Preseason Weekend
Aug. 29             Final Preseason Games
Aug. 31            Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.
Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/NonFootball Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

September
Sept. 1 – Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.
Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a Practice Squad of 10 players (clubs participating in the International Player Development Program may sign one additional international player to a Practice Player Contract.) No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a Practice Player Contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.
Sept. 2-7  –  In accordance with the Personnel (Injury) Report Policy, each club is required to file a Practice Report with the NFL Communications department by 4:00 p.m., New York time, (or as soon as possible after the completion of practice) every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a regular season Sunday game; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for a Thursday game; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for a Monday game; and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a Saturday game.
Each club must also file a weekly regular season Game Status Report with the NFL Communications department by 4:00 p.m., New York time (or as soon as possible after the completion of practice) on Wednesday for a Thursday game, Friday for a Sunday game, Saturday for a Monday game, and Thursday for a Saturday game. An update must be reported if there is any change in a player’s condition after the initial Game Status Report is filed. At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.

Sept. 5, 8-9       NFL Regular Season Week 1

Sept. 24            Beginning on the Tuesday following the third weekend of regular season games, the claiming priority is based on the inverse order of the standing of clubs in the current season’s games.

October
Oct. 6  – NFL London Series, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Oct. 13 – NFL London Series, Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Mid-Oct.  –  Beginning on the sixth calendar day prior to a club’s seventh regular season game (including any bye week) clubs are permitted to begin practicing players on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform and Reserve/Non-Football Injury or Illness for a period not to exceed 21 days. Players may be activated during the 21-day practice period, or prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the conclusion of the 21-day period, provided that no player may be activated to participate in a Week 6 game.
At any time after six weeks have elapsed since a player was placed on Reserve/Injured or Reserve/Non-Football Injury/Illness, each club is permitted to designate two players for return from either list to the club’s 53-player Active/Inactive List.
A player who is “Designated For Return” must have suffered a major football-related injury or non-football-related injury or illness after reporting to training camp and passing his preseason physical examination and must have been placed on the applicable Reserve List after 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the day after the final roster reduction.
A player whom the club wishes to designate for return is permitted to return to practice for a period not to exceed 21 days. The club is required to notify the League office that the player has been “Designated For Return” on the first day the player begins to practice. The player cannot be returned to the Active/Inactive List until eight weeks have elapsed since the date he was placed on Reserve.
Oct. 15-16  – Fall League Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Oct. 27 – NFL London Series, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams, Wembley Stadium.

Oct. 29 All trading ends for 2019 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

Oct. 30 – Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

November
Nov. 3  – NFL London Series, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Wembley Stadium
Nov. 12 – At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive offer sheets.

Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their unsigned Franchise and Transition Players, including Franchise Players who were eligible to receive offer sheets until this date. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2019.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their unrestricted free agents to whom the “May 7 Tender” was made. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2019.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their restricted free agents, including those to whom the “June 1 Tender” was made. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2019.
Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their drafted rookies. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2019.
Nov. 18 NFL Mexico Series, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Estadio Azteca.

December
Dec. 12 – League Meeting, Las Colinas, Texas.
Dec. 29 – Week 17.
Dec. 30 – Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2017 NFL Draft or any undrafted rookie signed in 2018. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.
Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First-Round Selections from the 2017 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after December 30, 2019, but prior to May 5,
2020.

January 2020
Jan. 4-5 – Wild Card Playoffs.
Jan. 5 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.
Jan. 11-12       NFL Divisional Playoffs.
Jan. 12 – Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.

Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jan. 19 AFC and NFC Championship Games.

Jan. 20 Deadline for college players who are underclassmen to apply for Special Eligibility. A list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry into the 2020 College Draft will be sent to clubs on January 24.

Jan. 25 Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

Jan. 26 – NFL Pro Bowl.
An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

February
Feb. 2   Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, South Florida.
Feb. 24-March 2           NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Feb. 25 First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March
March 10 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 16-18  – During the period beginning at 12:00 noon, New York time, on March 16 and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2019 Player Contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
During the above two-day negotiating period, a prospective UFA who is not represented by an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor is permitted to communicate directly with a new club’s front office officials (excluding the head coach and other members of the club’s coaching staff) regarding contract negotiations.
No prospective Unrestricted Free Agent is permitted to execute a contract with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
March 18 – The 2020 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2020 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 18.
Trading period for 2020 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2019 contracts.

April

March 29-April 1          Annual League Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida.
April 6  – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2019 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 17  – Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
April 20 – Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
April 22  – Deadline for prior club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 23-25   –     NFL Draft 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 




NFL Supplemental Draft 2019

NFL Supplemental Draft 2019 – July 10, 2019

Arizona selected former Washington St safety Jalen Thompson in today’s NFL Supplemental Draft. The Cardinals used a 5th round pick to take Thompson who was a late entrant in the supplemental draft after the NCAA stripped him of his eligibility for testing positive for a banned substance.

No other player was selected in today’s supplemental draft. The Jaguars quickly signed West Virginia receiver Marcus Simms. Other players, Syracuse OLB Shy Cullen, Northland WR/TE Devonaire Clarington and St. Francis of Illinois CB Bryant Perry are all free agents and able to sign with any team.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2019

These players are eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft after not declaring for entry in the NFL Draft 2019.

Draft Insiders’ Scouting Reports

 Safety Jalen Thompson #34     5-10      190       Washington St – Sp. 4.50         Rating 70
Athletic safety had an unheralded career in the Pac 12, starting since midway in his sophomore season. Earned some Pac 12 honorable mention after his junior season. Adequate size and good speed with reliable tackling ability and developing coverage skills to challenge for an NFL roster spot. In run support, he reads the play nicely and uses his arms well to keep blockers off to finish. As a tackler, he has progressed on his initial reads to react and get into proper positioning to finish. Lacks powerful frame to deliver big hits, though is becoming a solid wrap-up tackler and consistent at the line with improving angles to the ball. Athletic talent to be a pro defender, but still has key areas to improve like pass coverage to compete for a roster spot. Good 4.48 speed and the range to make plays at the sidelines. In pass coverage, he can retain well in transition in man situations with flexible hips when he makes reads the route properly. At times, he gives too much separation and lacks the elite recovery speed to make up for mistakes. In man coverage, he can run with fast receivers, but needs refinement in positioning, hand usage and leverage. Bites on multiple moves and still raw in route and overall play recognition. Needs better technique and footwork to plant and drive on the ball. Needs reps in reading the QB and routes better to be ready to compete for time in dime package. At his pro day, he ran in the 4.50 range with a 33.5” VL, 10’4” BJ and 4.16 shuttle. Good positional drills for a solid overall effort. Makeup to compete for a role as special teams’ defender where his speed and tackling should earn time. Good tools to develop especially in coverage and play the high safety role. Must develop better ball skills to start, though has the burst to matchup with fast receivers. Good 3rd day addition with skills to produce on special teams. Fine versatile prospect with talent to continue to improve in deficient areas. Make it grade, though a marginal top 150 prospect in main draft.

Wideout Marcus Simms #8      6-0        190       West Virginia      – Sp. 4.45        Rating 65
Athletic senior showed fine playmaking ability as a receiver in a receiving corps that included Gary Jennings and David Sills. Simms has a lean frame with good movement skills to get into his routes easily and run with the ball after the reception. Good combination of running skills and speed with a high average per catch. Possesses deceptive speed and gets on top of corners quickly. He is adept at not allowing corners playing press to get a jam on him. He does a fine job of gathering and exploding out of his breaks without a loss of speed, to create consistent separation. Tough to compete well for 50-50 balls. He shows the ability to adjust in midair to off line passes with success. He shows good alertness and football intelligence and will work back toward the quarterback when the play breaks down. While he is already above average in speed, when he is tracking the ball in flight, he shows an extra gear to run under it. Tough matchup for most college corners with his triangle numbers and physicality. At his pro day, he checked in under 6’ and 188 lbs. and ran a 4.45 time with 12 reps. Added a 36” VL, a 10’3” BJ, a 6.91three cone and 4.19 shuttle. Good overall speed/size height/weight. Solid role player with nice level of development to start as both a slot and outside receiver. Capable of playing in three and four wideout sets in time. Boom or bust prospect with the talent to surprise and carve a niche in a pro passing game. Some prior off the field issues. Risky 3rd day addition with interesting upside and definite talent to make it and become a solid contributor with development.




NFL Draft 2019 – Frank Coyle Live Radio Interview – Patriots Draft Class

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April 30, 2019 – Ahead of the Curve, NFL Live Radio with Frank Coyle on NFL Draft 2019 – Radio Show with Frank Coyle & host Andy Gresh  – Reports NFL Champion New England Patriots Strong 2019 Draft Class

New England Patriots – Grade A

1 (32) N’Keal Harry WR, Arizona State
2 (45) Joejuan Williams CB, Vanderbilt
3 (77) Chase Winovich LB, Michigan
3 (87) Damien Harris RB, Alabama
3 (101) Yodny Cajuste OT, West Virginia
4 (118) Hjalte Froholdt OL, Arkansas
4 (133) Jarrett Stidham QB, Auburn
5 (159) Byron Cowart DL, Maryland
5 (163) Jake Bailey P, Stanford
7 (252) Ken Webster CB, Mississippi




NFL Calendar 2019

 NFL Draft 2019 Thru the NFL October Trade Deadline

April 25-27 – 2019 NFL Draft – Nashville, Tennessee

May 3-6 – Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 7 – Deadline for prior club to send “May 7 Tender” to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents.  If the player has not signed a player contract with a club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a player contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m., New York time, only with his prior club.

May 10-13 – Clubs may elect to hold their one three-day post-Draft rookie minicamp from Friday through Sunday or Saturday through Monday.

May 13 – Rookie Football Development Programs begin

May 16-19 – NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Invited rookies (typically, first and/or second-round selections) must be permitted by their respective clubs to attend. Such players are unavailable for offseason workouts, OTA days, and minicamps during this period.

May 20-22 – Spring League Meeting, Key Biscayne, Florida.

June 2 – For any player removed from the club’s roster or whose contract is assigned via waivers or trade on or after June 2, any unamortized signing bonus amounts for future years will be included fully in team salary at the start of the 2020 league year.

June 3 – Deadline for prior club to send “June 1 Tender” to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a qualifying offer for a right of first refusal only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA’s “June 15 Tender” provision.

June 15 – Deadline for club to withdraw qualifying offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting “June 15 Tender” of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player’s prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).

Late June – Rookie Transition Program to be held at individual clubs. Attendance is mandatory for all 2019 rookies.

July 15 – At 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for any club that designated a Franchise Player to sign such player to a multiyear contract or extension.  After this date, the player may sign only a one- year contract with his prior club for the 2019 season, and such contract cannot be extended until after the club’s last regular season game.

Mid-July – Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for rookies and first-year players beginning seven days prior to the club’s earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or “injured players” (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club’s preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club’s first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club’s preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all rookies and first-year players

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club’s roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who rejoin the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

July 22*  – Signing period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a “May 7 Tender” was made by prior club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.
* or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later.

Signing period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, prior club has exclusive negotiating rights.

Aug. 1 – Hall of Fame Game, Canton, Ohio.
Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons (NBC)

Aug. 1-4 – Hall of Fame Weekend, Canton, Ohio

Aug. 6 – Deadline for players under contract to report to their clubs to earn an accrued season for free agency.
If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2019, and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2020 league year.

Aug. 31 – Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 53 players on the Active/Inactive List.

Simultaneously with the cut-down to 53, clubs that have players in the categories of Active/Physically Unable to Perform or Active/Non-Football Injury or Illness must select one of the following options: place player on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform or Reserve/Non- Football Injury or Illness, whichever is applicable; request waivers; terminate contract; trade contract; or continue to count the player on the Active List.

Sept. 1 – Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction will expire at 12:00 noon, New York time.

Sept. 1 – Upon receipt of the Personnel Notice at approximately 1:00 p.m., New York time, clubs may establish a practice squad of 10 players (clubs participating in the International Player Development Program may sign one additional international player to a Practice Player Contract.) No club, including the player’s prior club, will be permitted to sign a player to a practice player contract until all clubs have received simultaneous notification via the above Personnel Notice that such player’s prior NFL player contract has been terminated via the waiver system.

Sept. 5 – At 12:00 a.m., New York time, the Top 51 Rule expires for all NFL clubs.

Sept. 5, 8-9 – NFL Regular Season – Week 1

October 29: NFL Trading Deadline




NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments

NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Selections – Comments

Frank Coyle/Headscout

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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NFL Draft 2019 – First Round Mock Draft – Final

First Round Mock Draft for the NFL Draft 2019

Final Edition – 
  Frank Coyle – Head Scout/ DraftInsiders.com

#  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   
* Declared Underclassmen

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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Draft Insiders’ – 2019 Yearbook Scouting Report

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.
                                                                          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




NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospect Rankings – Cornerbacks & Safeties

NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospect Rankings – Cornerbacks & Safeties

   Frank Coyle/ Head scout

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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