FWAA Announces 2019 Outland Trophy Watch List

FWAA Announces 2019 Outland Trophy Watch List

83 Players Listed for Nation’s Top Interior Lineman

The Football Writers Association of America has announced the preseason watch list for the 2019 Outland Trophy presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. This season’s list presents a rare wide-open field following the departure of all eight Outland Trophy semifinalists from a year ago and the return of only one FWAA All-American, offensive tackle Calvin Throckmorton of Oregon. The Ducks, along with Michigan, top the list with four selections among the 83 standout interior linemen representing all 10 Division I FBS conferences and independents.

Throckmorton, a senior from Bellevue, Wash., was a second-team FWAA All-American and is the lone member of the 2018 FWAA All-America Team on either interior line to return this season. He is joined by three teammates, center Jake Hanson, guard Shane Lemieux and defensive tackle Jordon Scott. Michigan has four members of its offensive front on the list – center Cesar Ruiz, guards Michael Onwenu and Ben Bredeson, and tackle Jon Runyan. Georgia has three players and 15 other schools have two representatives on the list of standouts.

University of Pittsburgh All-American Mark May, the 1980 Outland Trophy winner, will serve as the Outland Trophy #FightFlu ambassador for the upcoming season. May will make media appearances on behalf of the #FightFlu public awareness campaign to remind people to get their annual flu shots.

The recipient of the 74th Outland Trophy will be announced during ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 12, live from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the NFID Outland Trophy Awards Dinner sponsored by Werner Enterprises and produced by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee on Jan. 15, 2020. Up to eight semifinalists will be named on Nov. 20 in Omaha and three finalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 25.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published draftinsiders.com for 29 years including a 250 page Yearbook with 300 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 27 years.

Candidates may be added or removed during the season. The distribution of watch list candidates is spread well among the conferences, with the Big Ten and SEC leading the way with 13 each. The Big 12 and Pac-12 are just behind with 12 apiece, followed by the ACC with 10 as well as the American Athletic (6), Independents and Mountain West (4 each), and Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt (3 each). The list includes 32 offensive tackles, 19 defensive tackles, 18 guards and 14 centers.

2019 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List (83)

OT Trey Adams, Washington                             OG Shane Lemieux, Oregon
OT Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas                              DT Ray Lima, Iowa State
OL Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson                    OT Walker Little, Stanford
OG Jack Anderson, Texas Tech                        OT Abraham Lucas, Washington State
OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville                             DL James Lynch, Baylor
C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin                                DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
DT Ross Blacklock, TCU                                     DT Garrett Marino, UAB
DT Quinton Bohanna, Kentucky                       OT Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
OG Parker Braun, Texas                                     OG John Molchon, Boise State
OG Ben Bredeson, Michigan                             C Jimmy Morrissey, Pitt
DT Derrick Brown, Auburn                               OT Thayer Munford, Ohio State
OL Jake Brown, UCF                                          DT Larrell Murchison, N.C. State
C Levi Brown, Marshall                                      DT Lorenzo Neal, Purdue
C Cohl Cabral, Arizona State                             OT Jake Nelson, Nevada
OT Brady Christensen, BYU                              OT Lucas Niang, TCU
OT Ezra Cleveland, Boise State                         OT Marcus Norman, USF
DT Doug Costin, Miami                                      OG Michael Onwenu, Michigan
OT Coy Cronk, Indiana                                       OT Miles Pate, WKU
OG Navaughn Donaldson, Miami                     DT John Penisini, Utah
OT Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame                   OT Benjamin Petrula, Boston College
OG Jovahn Fair, Temple                                     C Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
DT Leki Fotu, Utah                                              OT Jon Runyan, Michigan
DT Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma                      DT Jordon Scott, Oregon
C Jake Hanson, Oregon                                       C Zach Shackelford, Texas
C Bryce Harris, Toledo                                         OL Josh Sills, West Virginia
C Nick Harris, Washington                                 OG John Simpson, Clemson
OT Charlie Heck, North Carolina                      OT Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
OT Justin Herron, Wake Forest                         OG Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
C Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma                          OT Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
OT Robert Hunt, Louisiana                                OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
OL Keith Ismael, San Diego State                     OT Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
OT Alaric Jackson, Iowa                                     DT Khyiris Tonga, BYU
C Jordan Johnson, UCF                                     OG Tre’Vour Wallace-Sims, Missouri
OT Victor Johnson, Appalachian State           C Darryl Williams, Mississippi State
OT Josh Jones, Houston                                    DT Raequan Williams, Michigan State
OG Luke Juriga, Western Michigan                OT Jedrick Wills Jr., Alabama
OG Kirk  Kelley, Troy                                         OL Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
OL Solomon Kindley, Georgia                          DT Marvin Wilson, Florida State
DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina                   DT Robert Windsor, Penn State
OG Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame                 OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
OG Gus Lavaka, Oregon State                         C Dustin Woodard, Memphis
OG Alex Leatherwood, Alabama

By conference: Big Ten 13, SEC 13, Big 12 12, Pac-12 12, ACC 10, American Athletic 6, Independents 4, Mountain West 4, Conference USA 3, Mid-American 3, Sun Belt 3.

By position: Offensive Tackles 32, Defensive Tackles 19, Offensive Guards 18, Centers 14.

Tackles, guards and centers are eligible for consideration Candidates may be added or removed during the season

The Outland Trophy winner is chosen from three finalists who are a part of the annual FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the entire membership, selects a 26-man first team and eventually the three Outland finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner. Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the award; ends are not eligible.

The Outland Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about the NCFAA.

The Outland Trophy, now in its 74th year, is the third-oldest major college football award. Created in 1946 when Dr. John Outland presented the FWAA with a financial contribution to initiate the award, the Outland Trophy has been given to the best interior lineman in college football ever since. Dr. Outland, an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1890s, eventually took up practice in Kansas City, Mo. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Outland believed linemen did not get the credit they deserved and wanted an award to recognize them.

About the Football Writers Association of America
Founded in 1941, the non-profit Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) consists of more than 1,300 members, including journalists, broadcasters, publicists and key executives in all areas of college football. Led by current President Matt Fortuna of The Athletic, longtime Executive Director Steve Richardson, and a board of veteran journalists, the association continues to grow and work to help college football prosper at all levels. Visit footballwriters.com for more information about the FWAA and its award programs.




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 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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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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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

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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

Pro Prospect Rankings – Quarterback, Running Backs & Wide Receivers

NFL Draft Yearbook 2019 –

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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