Senior Bowl Report – Wednesday Practices Move Inside Due to Weather

Senior Bowl 2019

Wednesday’s practices moving to South Alabama University
Statement from Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy:

“Because of potential bad weather on Wednesday, we have decided to move practices to South Alabama’s new indoor facility. Our number one priority is always player safety. Rather than risk injury to a player on a slick field or expose them to potential severe weather, we have opted to go indoors. Unfortunately, because of severe space limitations, that means our credentialed media will not be able to attend the practice. We are sorry for this inconvenience.”

Practice times will remain as scheduled:

North 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
South 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

They are closed to media and the public on Wednesday.

Thursday Practices return to Ladd-Peebles Stadium
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (North)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (South)

* Practices Open To Public Thursday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium

*** Senior Bowl 2019 Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in/Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th

For Complete Senior Bowl info including Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/




Senior Bowl 2019 Week – Practice Schedule

Draft Insiders’ All-Star Games
Frank Coyle/ Publisher – Head Scout

Senior Bowl Week

             The premier All-star event of the offseason has begun with the Senior Bowl weigh-in Monday and afternoon practices. Director Jim Nagy has assembled All-star rosters that promise to have the usual impact on the NFL Draft 2019. Draft Insiders’ will have extensive scouting reports in the upcoming Newsletter along with Web site reports and Tweets

Senior Bowl Practice Schedule

Tuesday
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm (SOUTH)
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (NORTH)

Wednesday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (NORTH)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (SOUTH)

Thursday
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (NORTH)
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (SOUTH)

* ALL PRACTICES OPEN TO PUBLIC AT LADD-PEEBLES STADIUM

*** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***

Weigh-in/Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th

For Complete Senior Bowl info including Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/




NFL Draft 2019 – East-West Shrine All-Star Players to Watch Today

Draft Insiders’ All-Star Game Players

Frank Coyle/ Publisher – Head Scout

East-West Players to Watch

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#        Position /              Player /                         School /                      Ht.Wt 

6          QB       McMaryion       Marcus             CSU Fresno                 6020 / 203      
4          QB       Rypien             Brett                 Boise State                  6020 / 202      
11        QB       Blough             David               Purdue                         6010 / 205       
14        QB       Cornelius         Taylor              Oklahoma State           6060 / 232
5          RB       Brossette         Nick                 Louisiana State            6000 / 221      
22        RB       Ozigbo             Devine             Nebraska                     6000 / 235      
24        RB       Hall Jr.             Darrin              Pittsburgh                    5110 / 225
2          WR      Johnson           KeeSean          CSU Fresno                 6020 / 199      
3          WR      Tarver              Ron’quavion    Utah State                    6030 / 215      
80        WR      Oliver               Brody               Colorado Mines           6030 / 210
4          WR      Godwin II         Terry                Georgia                        5110 / 185      
5          WR      Davis               Ryan                Auburn                         5090 / 185      
17        WR      Custis              Jamal               Syracuse                     6050 / 213
84        WR      Horsted            Jesper             Princeton                     6040 / 225      
85        WR      Lodge              DaMarkus        Mississippi                   6020 / 204
9          WR      Duhart             Jon                  Old Dominion               6030 / 210      
81        TE        Sokol               Matthew           Michigan State             6060 / 255      
60        OT       Wallace            Brian                Arkansas                     6060 / 320      
70        OT       Barton              Jackson           Utah                             6070 / 313
72        OG       Bonner             Lanard             Arkansas State             6050 / 315      
76        OG       Bushell-Beatty Juwann            Michigan                      6060 / 318      
78        OT       Pipkins             Trey                 Sioux Falls                   6070 / 307      
57        OT       Udoh                Olisaemeka     Elon                             6050 / 336      
58        OT       Skule               Justin               Vanderbilt                    6060 / 315      
66        OG       Miles                Joshua             Morgan State               6060 / 310
 
All-Star Schedule

Jan. 19 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.– FS1 – 2 pm PT
                   Go to http://collegiate.nflpa.com/2019-game-roster/ for updated info including Rosters
     Jan. 19- East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network
     For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

East-West Defensive Players to Watch

91        DL        Brailford           Jordan             Oklahoma State           6030 / 250      
92        DL        Phillips             Kyle                 Tennessee                  6040 / 273      
95        DL        Slayton             Chris                Syracuse                     6040 / 309
96        DL        Broughton        Cortez              Cincinnati                     6020 / 290      
97        DL        Wilkins             Kevin               Rutgers                        6020 / 304
43        DL        Jones               Markus             Angelo State                6030 / 260      
46        DL        Durham           Landis              Texas A&M                  6030 / 255      
49        DL        Roberson         Derick              Sam Houston State      6040 / 250      
90        DL        Watts               Armon              Arkansas                     6050 / 298      
95        DL        Mack                Daylon             Texas A&M                  6010 / 320
42        LB        Takitaki            Sione               Brigham Young            6020 / 240
18        LB        Blunt                Bj                     McNeese State             6010 / 220      
21        LB        Barton              Cody                Utah                             6020 / 230      
29        LB        Dineen             Joe                  Kansas                        6020 / 235      
48        LB        Hollins              Justin               Oregon                         6050 / 242      
8          DC       Brown              Blace               Troy                             6000 / 191      
13        DC       Hollman           Ka’dar              Toledo                         6000 / 190      
23        DC       Wyatt               Jordan             Southern Methodist     6000 / 195      
6          DC       Baity, Jr.          Derrick             Kentucky                      6030 / 188      
15        DC       Moreland         Jimmy              James Madison           5110 / 175
31        DC       Wharton           Isaiah               Rutgers                        6010 / 203      
31        DC       Hartage           Montre             Northwestern               6000 / 195      
2          SAF     Randall             Delvon             Temple                         6010 / 215      
3          SAF     Denis               Lukas               Boston College             5110 / 185      
25        SAF     Johnson           Chris                North Alabama             6030 / 200      
36        SAF     Woods             Zedrick             Mississippi                   5110 / 203      
26        SAF     Pickett              Adarius             UCLA                           5110 / 198      
27        SAF     Wingard           Andrew             Wyoming                     6000 / 214      
           

Injured Players – questionable for Shrine game
INJ       DC       Nixon Sr.          Keisean           South Carolina 5110 / 193      
INJ       SAF     Hampton          Saquan            Rutgers            6010 / 209      
INJ       DC       Fenton             Rashad            South Carolina 5110 / 188      
INJ       SAF     Randall             Delvon             Temple             6010 / 215      
INJ       DC       Jackson Sr.      Michael            Miami               6010 / 205
INJ       RB       Ollison             Qadree             Pittsburgh        6020 / 225      
INJ       OC       Burkett             Jesse               Stanford           6040 / 300      
INJ       OT       Bookser           Alex                 Pittsburgh        6050 / 320      
INJ       TE        Dillon               Kano                Oregon             6050 / 265      
INJ       WR      Thompson       Cody                Toledo             6020 / 205
 

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




NFL Office Releases Official List of Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019

NFL Office Releases Official List of Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019

 The list of college players granted special eligibility for entry to the 2019 NFL Draft was released by the NFL.

Each of the players granted special eligibility has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 14. Players had another three days to rescind their decision. No players again this year changed their intentions.

 The players granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft:
  alphabetically

103 Underclassmen Declared for the NFL Draft 2019
   Ed Alexander, DT, LSU
  Jeff Allison, LB, Fresno State
  JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
  Mike Bell, S, Fresno State
  Amani Bledsoe, DE, Oklahoma
  Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
  Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
  A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
  Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
  Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
  Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
  Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
  Hamp Cheevers, CB, Boston College
  Damarea Crockett, RB, Missouri
 Maxx Crosby, DE, Eastern Michigan
 Tyrel Dodson, LB, Texas A&M
 Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest
 Clifton Duck, CB, Appalachian State
 Jovon Durante, WR, Florida Atlantic
 David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
 Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma
 Datryan Evans, TE, Friends
 Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
 Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State
 Malik Gant, DB, Marshall
 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
 Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
 Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan
 Kevin Givens, DT, Penn State
 Jalen Guyton, WR, North Texas
 Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
 Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
 N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
 Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
 Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
 Nate Herbig, OG, Stanford
 Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
 Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida
 T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
 Joshuwa Holloman, RB, Eastern Michigan
 Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
 Travis Homer, RB, Miami
 Amani Hooker, DB, Iowa
 Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
 Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
 Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
 Andre James, OT, UCLA
 Darryl Johnson, DE, North Carolina A&T
 Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo
 Tyron Johnson, WR, Oklahoma State
 Michael Jordan, OG, Ohio State
 Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
 Tre Lamar, LB, Clemson
 Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
 Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
 Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
 David Long, CB, Michigan
 Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
 Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame
 Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State
 Connor McGovern, OL, Penn State
 D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
 Shareef Miller, DE, Penn State
 Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon
 David Montgomery, Rb, Iowa State
 Trayvon Mullen, DB, Clemson
 Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
 Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
 Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia
 Chidi Okeke, OT, Tennessee State
 Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
 Jachai Polite, DE, Florida
 Ryan Pulley, CB, Arkansas
 Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
 Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
 Tyler Roemer, OT, San Diego State
 Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
 Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida
 Kendall Sheffield, DB, Ohio State
 Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
 Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
 Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn
 Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
 Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
 Savion Smith, DB, Alabama
 Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky
 Dredrick Snelson, WR, Central Florida
 Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
 Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
 Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State
 John Ursua, WR, Hawaii
 Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
 Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
 Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
 Devin White, LB, LSU
 Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB, Florida Atlantic
 Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
 James Williams, RB, Washington State
 Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
 Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State
 Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
 Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
 Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama
 
Following 32 players under NFL rules notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements. Consequently, they are eligible for selection:
 
 Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
 Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State
 Ryan Bates, OT, Penn State
 Venzell Boulware, OL, Miami
 Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
 Xavier Crawford, CB, Central Michigan
 Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn
 Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson
 Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
 Youhanna Ghaifan, DT, Wyoming
 Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
 Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State
 Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
 Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
 Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
 Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss
 David Long, LB, West Virginia
 Erik McCoy, OL, Texas A&M
 Jakobi Meyers, WR, N.C. State
 Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa
 Tony Pollard, RB, Memphis
 Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR, North Carolina
 Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State
 Quart’e Sapp, LB, Tennessee
 Cortrelle Simpson, WR, Richmond
 Sutton Smith, DE, Northern Illinois
 Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
 William Sweet, OT, North Carolina
 Josiah Tauaefa, LB, UTSA
 Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
 Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
 Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
 
Following 9 players inquired about their draft status and are eligible
for selection without the need for special eligibility
 
 Sean Adesanya, DE, Central Michigan
 Blessuan Austin, DB, Rutgers
 Jordan Brailford, DE, Oklahoma State
 Keenen Brown, TE, Texas State
 Byron Cowart, DE, Maryland
 D’Andre Ferby, DE, Western Kentucky
 P.J.Johnson, DT, Arizona
 Daniel LaCamera, K, Texas A&M
 L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State
 

NFL List of Official Underclassmen by Year
   Year Players Granted Special Eligibility
 
2019 – 103
2018 – 106
2017 – 95
2016 – 96
2015 – 74
2014 – 98
2013 – 73
2012 – 65
2011 – 56
2010 – 53
 




Declared Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019

Declared Underclassmen – NFL Draft 2019

The declaration date for underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019 came at 4 pm Jan. 15th – Players have an additional three days to decide to either declare or change their minds with the Jan. 18th date final. No player rescinded their decision last year. The NFL office will announce the official Underclassmen list on Friday, Jan. 18th.

The usual high number of quality running backs, tight ends and wide receivers declared for this class and will have a strong impact on the early rounds. The defensive line will have a big impact from the underclassmen group with several potential first round prospects. The line and edge rushers will provide a high number of top selections with several blue-chip prospects at important positions. With the rookie salary cap reduced for the upcoming seasons, this class surpassed every group of third year players entering the pro ranks. Currently, they are over 130 underclassmen expected to enter the NFL Draft 2019.

In 2018, there were a record 106 players granted special early eligibility with the previous record for early entrants at 98 in the 2014 NFL Draft. Each of the players granted special eligibility has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility.

 Draft Insiders’ 2019 January Newslettter will be available this week – Order Today –        Underclassmen rated, 2 Round Mock Draft and new Top 100 Pro Prospects

NFL Draft 2019 – Underclassmen Pro Prospects  – updated Jan. 18th

 Declared for the NFL Draft – Justin Herbert Returns to Oregon

Offensive Players –

Quarterbacks
  Position / Player                  School         Class
QB Dwayne Haskins                  Ohio State       RSo
QB Tyree Jackson                       Buffalo             Jr
QB Daniel Jones                          Duke                Jr
QB Jarrett Stidham                    Auburn              Jr
QB Kyler Murray                        Oklahoma         Jr

Running Backs
RB Benny Snell                           Kentucky             Jr
RB David Montgomery             Iowa State           Jr
RB Justice Hill                            Oklahoma St       Jr
RB Devin Singletary                  Florida Atlantic  Jr
RB Trayveon Williams               Texas A&M        Jr
RB Mike Weber                           Ohio State          Jr
RB Darrell Henderson               Memphis            Jr
RB Travis Homer                        Miami                 Jr
RB Tony Pollard                         Memphis             Jr
RB Josh Jacobs                          Alabama              Jr
RB Elijah Holyfield                   Georgia                Jr
RB Rodney Anderson               Oklahoma           Jr
RB LJ Scott                                 Michigan St        Jr
RB Jordan Scarlett                    Florida                Jr
RB Miles Sanders                      Penn St                Jr
RB Alex Barnes                          Kansas St            Jr
RB Alex Mattison                      Boise State          Jr
RB James Williams                   Washington St.   Jr
RB Damarea Crockett               Missouri              Jr
RB Darwin Thompson              Utah State           Jr
RB Kerrith Whyte                      Florida Atlantic  Jr
RB Bolu Olorunfunmi               UCLA                   Jr

Wide Receivers
WR AJ Brown                            Mississippi       Jr
WR Kelvin Harmon                  North Carolina St  Jr
WR N’Keal Harry                      Arizona St         Jr
WR Marquise Brown                Oklahoma         Jr
WR DK Metcalf                          Mississippi       RSo
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside         Stanford            Jr
WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey       Texas                Jr
WR Riley Ridley                         Georgia            Jr
WR Hakeem Butler                    Iowa State         Jr
WR Darius Slayton                    Auburn              Jr
WR Miles Boykin                       Notre Dame      Jr
WR Preston Williams                Colorado St      Jr
WR Mecole Hardman                Georgia            Jr
WR Dillon Mitchell                    Oregon             Jr
WR James Gardner                   Miami (Oh)        Jr
WR Greg Dortch                         Wake Forest     RSo
WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams   North Carolina   Jr
WR Antoine Wesley                    Texas Tech       Jr
WR Tyron Johnson                     Oklahoma St.    Jr
WR Diontae Johnson                  Toledo               Jr
WR Jalen Guyton                        North Texas      Jr
WR Jovon Durante                     Florida Atlantic  Jr
WR John Ursua                           Hawaii              Jr
WR Jakobi Meyers                      North Carolina State      Jr
WR Penny Hart                           Georgia State    Jr
WR Dredrick Snelson                Central Florida  Jr
WR Jazz Ferguson                      Northwestern St Jr

Tight Ends
TE Noah Fant                             Iowa                  Jr
TE Irv Smith                              Alabama           Jr
TE TJ Hockenson                     Iowa               RSo
TE Caleb Wilson                       UCLA                Jr
TE Alize Mack                           Notre Dame     Jr
TE Kaden Smith                        Stanford           Jr
TE Jace Sternberger                 Texas A&M     Jr
TE Isaac Nauta                          Georgia            Jr
TE Zach Gentry                         Michigan          Jr
TE Dax Raymond                      Utah St             Jr
TE Kahale Warring                   San Diego St   Jr
TE Keenen Brown                     Texas St            Jr
TE Dawson Knox                      Mississippi       Jr

Offensive Linemen
OT Jonah Williams                    Alabama           Jr
OT Greg Little                           Mississippi       Jr
OT David Edwards                    Wisconsin         Jr
OT Jawaan Taylor                     Florida              Jr
OT Bobby Evans                        Oklahoma         Jr
OT Ryan Bates                         Penn St            Jr
OT Tyler Roemer                       San Diego St    RSo
OT Andre James                       UCLA               Jr
OT William Sweet                      North Carolina   Jr
OG Cody Ford                            Oklahoma         Jr
OG Michael Jordan                   Ohio St             Jr
OG Nate Herbig                        Stanford           Jr
OG Venzell Boulware                 Miami               Jr
OG Erik McCoy                         Texas A&M       Jr
OG Connor McGovern               Penn St            Jr
 
Defensive Players
Linemen
DE Nick Bosa                             Ohio St                           Jr
DE Joe Jackson                         Miami                             Jr
DE Jordan Brailford                 Oklahoma St                 Jr
DE Anthony Nelson                  Iowa                               Jr
DE Byron Cowart                       Maryland                      Jr
DE Shareef Miller                      Penn St.                         Jr
DE Darryl Johnson                   North Carolina A&T    Jr
DE Maxx Crosby                        Eastern Michigan        Jr
DE Christian Rector                 Southern California    Jr

DT Ed Oliver                             Houston                     Jr
DT Rashan Gary                       Michigan                   Jr
DT Jeffery Simmons                 Mississippi State    Jr
DT Dre’Mont Jones                  Ohio St                      Jr
DT Dexter Lawrence                 Clemson                   Jr
DT Gerald Willis                       Miami                       Jr
DT Youhanna Ghaifan             Wyoming                 Jr
DT Ed Alexander                      LSU                           Jr
DT PJ Johnson                         Arizona                     Jr
DT Trysten Hill                          Central Florida     Jr
DT Kevin Givens                       Penn State              Jr
DT Amani Bledsoe                    Oklahoma              Jr
 
Linebackers
OLB Brian Burns                       Florida St          Jr
OLB Jachai Polite                     Florida              Jr
OLB Devin Bush                        Michigan           Jr
OLB Vosean Joseph                  Florida                Jr
OLB Sutton Smith                     Northern Illinois Jr
OLB Tyrel Dodson                    Texas A&M       Jr
OLB Quart’e Sapp                     Tennessee        Jr
ILB Devin White                         LSU                  Jr
ILB Mark Wilson                        Alabama            Jr
ILB Tre Lamar                            Clemson             Jr
ILB Joe Giles-Harris                   Duke                Jr
ILB Jeff Allison                         Fresno State     Jr
ILB Josiah Tauaefa                    Texas-San Antonio  Jr
ILB David Long                         West Virginia     Jr

Cornerbacks
CB Greedy Williams                  LSU                        RSo
CB Byron Murphy                      Washington         RSo
CB Trayvon Mullen                    Clemson                Jr
CB Julian Love                            Notre Dame         Jr
CB Justin Layne                        Michigan St            Jr
CB Kendall Sheffield                   Ohio State            Jr
CB Joejuan Williams                  Vanderbilt            Jr
CB Savion Smith                       Alabama                  Jr
CB David Long                          Michigan                 Jr
CB Jamel Dean                           Auburn                   Jr
CB Hamp Cheevers                   Boston College       Jr
CB Blessuan Austin                   Rutgers                   Jr
CB Sean Bunting                       Central Michigan   Jr
CB Ryan Pulley                          Arkansas                  Jr
CB Clifton Duck                         Appalachian St       Jr
CB Xavier Crawford                   Central Michigan   Jr

Safeties
S Deionte Thompson                   Alabama            Jr
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson   Florida               Jr
S Amani Hooker                           Iowa                    Jr
S Malik Gant                                Marshall             Jr
S Mike Bell                                   Fresno State       Jr

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




East-West Shrine and NFLPA All-Star Weeks Begin

East-West Shrine and NFLPA – Major All-Star Weeks Begin

  Both the East-West Shrine and NFLPA All-star weeks begin with practices. Both events have rosters of many NFL prospects including small college players looking to highlight their talent on the main stage.   

Draft Insiders’ will have scouting staffs at both All-star events this week. We will have in-depth evaluation of all the All-star events in upcoming newsletters.

  Draft Insiders’ 2019 January Newslettter will be available this week – Order Today –  Underclassmen rated, 2 Round Mock Draft and new Top 100 Pro Prospects

All-Star Games

     Jan. 19 – NFLPA Collegiate Game – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.– FS1 – 2 pm PT
      Go to http://collegiate.nflpa.com/2019-game-roster/ for updated info including Rosters

     Jan. 19- East-West Shrine – St. Petersburg, Florida – 3 pm est – NFL Network
 For Complete East-West Shrine All-star Game info including updated Roster acceptances
Go to http://www.shrinegame.com/

 
*** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
                       Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th
For Complete Senior Bowl info including Roster acceptances
Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/

 Key Postseason Dates
January 15 – Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

Jan 19 – East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Jan 19 – NFLPA All-Star Game, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Ca.
 
January 20 – AFC and NFC Championship Games.
 
January 26 – Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 27 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.
January 27 – 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.

                 Feb 3 – **** Super Bowl LIIl **** Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.




Record Number of Underclassmen Expected for NFL Draft 2019

Declared Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019

Frank Coyle/ Head scout

The upcoming NFL Draft is attracting another strong group of underclassmen. Last year a record number of underclassmen decided to turn pro with well over a 100 prospects entering the NFL ranks. This year will probably surpass those numbers with only a few days before the Jan. 15th deadline. Expect many new additions here over the next few days with the end of the bowl season. This draft class will be a very heavy defensive talent group from both the underclassmen and senior classes.

Draft Insiders’ January Newslettter will be available next week – All Underclassmen, 2 Round MD, and new Top 100 Pro Prospects

In addition, to the large number of underclassmen entering the pro ranks, many players are opting out of their bowl game to prepare for the demanding NFL Draft postseason, both the All-star weeks and NFL Combine and pro day events. These players have increased in recent years and this is a disturbing recent development with key players ending their college careers with their team’s most important postseason game on the agenda.

Declared Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2019
Jan. 12th          Deadline to declare Jan. 15th

Offensive Players
     Position / Player / School / Class

QB Dwayne Haskins                  Ohio State       RSo
QB Daniel Jones                       Duke                Jr
QB Jarrett Stidham                    Auburn              Jr
QB Tyree Jackson                    Buffalo             Jr
RB Benny Snell                         Kentucky          Jr
RB David Montgomery               Iowa State       Jr
RB Justice Hill                           Oklahoma St     Jr
RB Devin Singletary                  Florida Atlantic  Jr
RB Trayveon Williams                Texas A&M       Jr
RB Mike Weber                         Ohio State        Jr
RB Darrell Henderson                Memphis           Jr
RB Travis Homer                       Miami               Jr
RB Josh Jacobs                        Alabama           Jr
RB Elijah Holyfield                    Georgia             Jr
RB Rodney Anderson                Oklahoma         Jr
RB LJ Scott                              Michigan St       Jr
RB Jordan Scarlett                    Florida             Jr
RB Miles Sanders                       Penn St             Jr
RB Alex Barnes                         Kansas St         Jr
RB Alex Mattison                      Boise State       Jr
RB James Williams                    Washington St.  Jr
RB Damarea Crockett               Missouri            Jr
RB Darwin Thompson                Utah State        Jr
RB Kerrith Whyte                       Florida Atlantic  Jr
RB Bolu Olorunfunmi                 UCLA                Jr
WR AJ Brown                            Mississippi       Jr
WR Kelvin Harmon                    North Carolina St  Jr
WR N’Keal Harry                       Arizona St         Jr
WR Marquise Brown                  Oklahoma         Jr
WR DK Metcalf                         Mississippi       RSo
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside           Stanford            Jr
WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey            Texas                Jr
WR Riley Ridley                        Georgia            Jr
WR Hakeem Butler                     Iowa State         Jr
WR Darius Slayton                    Auburn              Jr
WR Miles Boykin                       Notre Dame      Jr
WR Preston Williams                 Colorado St      Jr
WR Mecole Hardman                 Georgia            Jr
WR Dillon Mitchell                     Oregon             Jr
WR James Gardner                   Miami (Oh)        Jr
WR Greg Dortch                       Wake Forest     RSo
WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams      North Carolina   Jr
WR Antoine Wesley                   Texas Tech       Jr
WR Diontae Johnson                  Toledo               Jr
WR Jalen Guyton                      North Texas      Jr
WR Jovon Durante                    Florida Atlantic  Jr
WR John Ursua                         Hawaii              Jr
WR Jakobi Meyers                    North Carolina State      Jr
WR Dredrick Snelson                Central Florida  Jr
WR Jazz Ferguson                    Northwestern St  Jr
TE Noah Fant                            Iowa                 Jr
TE Irv Smith                              Alabama           Jr
TE Caleb Wilson                       UCLA                Jr
TE Alize Mack                           Notre Dame      Jr
TE Kaden Smith                        Stanford           Jr
TE Jace Sternberger                  Texas A&M       Jr
TE Isaac Nauta                          Georgia            Jr
TE Zach Gentry                         Michigan           Jr
TE Dax Raymond                      Utah St             Jr
TE Kahale Warring                    San Diego St    Jr
TE Keenen Brown                     Texas St           Jr
TE Dawson Knox                      Mississippi        Jr
OT Jonah Williams                    Alabama           Jr
OT Greg Little                           Mississippi       Jr
OT David Edwards                    Wisconsin         Jr
OT Jawaan Taylor                     Florida              Jr
OT Bobby Evans                        Oklahoma         Jr
OT Ryan Bates                         Penn St            Jr
OT Tyler Roemer                       San Diego St    RSo
OT Andre James                       UCLA               Jr
OT William Sweet                      North Carolina   Jr
OG Cody Ford                            Oklahoma         Jr
OG Michael Jordan                   Ohio St             Jr
OG Nate Herbig                        Stanford           Jr
OG Venzell Boulware                 Miami               Jr
OG Erik McCoy                         Texas A&M       Jr
OG Connor McGovern               Penn St            Jr

Defensive Players
DE Nick Bosa                           Ohio St                Jr
DE Joe Jackson                         Miami                   Jr
DE Jordan Brailford                   Oklahoma St        Jr
DE Anthony Nelson                   Iowa                    Jr
DE Byron Cowart                       Maryland              Jr
DE Shareef Miller                      Penn St.              Jr
DE Maxx Crosby                       Eastern Michigan  Jr
DE Christian Rector               Southern California    Jr
DT Ed Oliver                             Houston                Jr
DT Rashan Gary                       Michigan               Jr
DT Jeffery Simmons                  Mississippi State  Jr
DT Dre’Mont Jones                   Ohio St                Jr
DT Dexter Lawrence                  Clemson              Jr
DT Gerald Willis                         Miami                  Jr
DT Ed Alexander                       LSU                    Jr
DT PJ Johnson                         Arizona             Jr
DT Trysten Hill                          Central Florida  Jr
DT Kevin Givens                       Penn State        Jr
DT Amani Bledsoe                    Oklahoma           Jr
OLB Brian Burns                       Florida St          Jr
OLB Jachai Polite                     Florida              Jr
OLB Devin Bush                        Michigan           Jr
OLB Vosean Joseph                  Florida             Jr
OLB Sutton Smith                     Northern Illinois Jr
OLB Tyrel Dodson                    Texas A&M       Jr
OLB Quart’e Sapp                     Tennessee        Jr
ILB Tre Lamar                            Clemson          Jr
ILB Joe Giles-Harris                   Duke                Jr
ILB Jeff Allison                         Fresno State     Jr
ILB Josiah Tauaefa                    Texas-San Antonio  Jr
ILB David Long                         West Virginia     Jr
CB Greedy Williams                  LSU                  RSo
CB Byron Murphy                      Washington       RSo
CB Trayvon Mullen                    Clemson             Jr
CB Justin Layne                        Michigan St         Jr
CB Joejuan Williams                  Vanderbilt           Jr
CB David Long                          Michigan             Jr
CB Jamel Dean                         Auburn                Jr
CB Hamp Cheevers                   Boston College    Jr
CB Blessuan Austin                   Rutgers               Jr
CB Sean Bunting                       Central Michigan  Jr
CB Ryan Pulley                         Arkansas            Jr
CB Clifton Duck                         Appalachian St   Jr
CB Xavier Crawford                   Central Michigan Jr
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson    Florida                Jr
S Amani Hooker                        Iowa                   Jr
S Malik Gant                             Marshall            Jr
S Mike Bell                                Fresno State     Jr

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years. He was a 20 year Scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl.




Quarterbacks/ Running Backs – Pro Prospect Rankings – NFL Draft 2019

NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospect Rankings – 

Frank Coyle – Head scout
January Newsletter available mid month –
December Rankings and Newsletter available now

Special Package for NFL Draft available – Call (732) 842-4749

Pro Prospect Rankings
updated Jan 11th

Offense
Offensive Skilled Positions

Underclassmen, Dwayne Haskins and Daniel Jones strengthen average QB class
    Quarterbacks

1 * Dwayne Haskins 6-3 215 Ohio St
2 Drew Lock 6-4 225 Missouri
3 * Daniel Jones 6-5 220 Duke
4 Will Grier 6-1 223 West Virginia
5 Ryan Finley 6-3 215 North Carolina State
6 * Tyree Jackson 6-7 245 Buffalo
7 * Kyler Murray 5-10 190   Oklahoma
8 * Jarrett Stidham 6-3 215 Auburn
9 Clayton Thorson 6-4 225 Northwestern
10 Brett Rypien 6-2 205 Boise State
11 Nick Fitzgerald 6-4 230 Mississippi State
12 Gardner Minshew II 6-1 220 Washington State
13 Jordan Taamu 6-2 210 Mississippi
14 Eric Dungey 6-3 220 Syracuse
15 Drew Anderson 6-3 230 Murray State
16 Easton Stick 6-2 220 North Dakota State
17 David Blough 6-1 205 Purdue

Harris and Love Head Average Senior Group of Running Backs
   Running Backs
1 Damien Harris 5-10 220 Alabama
2 * David Montgomery 5-10 225 Iowa State
3 Bryce Love 5-9 200 Stanford
4 Myles Gaskin 5-9 195 Washington
5 * Justice Hill 5-10 190 Oklahoma State
6 * Benny Snell 5-10 225 Kentucky
7 * Trayveon Williams 5-8 200 Texas A&M
8 * Darrell Henderson 5-9 200 Memphis
9 * Devin Singletary 5-9 225 Florida Atlantic
10 Dexter Williams 5-11 215 Notre Dame
11 * Mike Weber 5-9 215 Ohio State
12 * Rodney Anderson 6-0 220 Oklahoma
13 Karan Higdon 5-9 202 Michigan
14 Josh Jacobs 5-10 215 Alabama
15 Nick Brossette 6-0 220 LSU
16 Qadree Ollison 6-1 225 Pittsburgh




Draft Insiders’ Rookie Spotlight – LB Darius Leonard – Colts

Draft Insiders’ Rookie Spotlight – LB Darius Leonard – Colts

By Frank Coyle

       Draft Insiders’ will post Rookie spotlight players regularly and their Scouting Report from our NFL Draft 2018 Yearbook. Scouting Reports are written from the fall into March annually.

Rookie Darius Leonard has been one of the top impact first year players in the NFL this season. He has been a major difference maker for the Colts playoff run. He has been an every down defender and one of the most productive defenders in the league. His well rounded talent translated quickly to the NFL and he has been an interchangeable defender for all the Colts package defenses

 Here is his Scouting Report from Draft Insiders’ Yearbook 2018 written March 2018

 Darius Leonard #10     South Carolina St         6-2       235       – Sp. 4.65       
   Hindu Theory: Thomas Davis                                                 Rating 80

Athletic, active, senior finished his small college career with incredible consistency as an every down defender. Earned MEAC honors annually, completing his career with an impressive Senior Bowl week. Long rangy defender with fine field speed to make plays at the opposite sideline and drop in coverage. Lean frame and probably has maxed out at the 235 lb. level. His athleticism, quickness, toughness and consistent effort vs a high level of competition stand out on film. Good movement skills with good instincts and fluid hips. Top instincts and quick reactions to use his fine speed and athleticism to make plays. Fiery on-field character with explosive closing speed and able to cover a lot of ground quickly in pursuit. Flashes burst to close on the ball especially in close quarters. Powerful tackler and really brings his pads on contact and consistently able to finish. Good initial quickness off the snap to read plays and defeat blocking angles. Able to contort his body to dip around a block and drop ball-carriers. Holds point fairly well with adequate functional strength. Above average change-of-direction allows him to redirect in space and stay with receivers. Developing cover man with improving ball skills to compete for the Will position in the NFL. That is his best position. Very experienced and effective on all special teams’ coverage units where his sure tackling ranks him as one of the premier special teams’ defenders in this class. High level of self-motivation and excellent competitive drive. Outstanding quickness makes it tough for blockers to get a good fit and compensates for marginal size. Moves laterally well and keeps blockers off his body to flow to the ball. Well-developed backfield vision and usually on time recognizing route concepts. In 2017, he had 114 tackles with 12 TFL and 8.5 sacks, 10 QB hurries, 1 FF, 1 PBU and 2 interceptions. Earned 1st team MEAC honors. In 2016, started 11 games and posted 124 tackles with 14.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 4 FF, 3 PBU and 2 interceptions. Earned 1st team MEAC honors. Good early part time defender and special teams’ performer from his true freshman season. Over his career, recorded 394 tackles with 22 sacks, 53 TFLs, 8 FF, 3 FR, 6 interceptions and 7 PBUs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’2”, 234 lbs. with 34 3/8” arms. He ran a 4.70 time with a 1.67 ten-yard split and did 17 reps.  He was average in the positional drills. Lack of ideal size causes concern about durability. Best fit as Will backer. Many of the same skills as Thomas Davis with keen instincts, big play talent and good work habits. Rising top 100 prospect with upside and the AA to become a pro playmaker in either a 4-3  or 3-4 set. Fine run and chase defender and rising talent with early starting ability. Needs work in coverage for nickel role, but displays the skills to start there. Outstanding special teams’ ability earns him a roster spot. Top three small college prospect to be a fixture in a 4-3 set. Probable Will starter with some coverage work. 

                                                                        Draft Projection: 3rd Round  




Senior Bowl 2019 Finalizes Roster

Senior Bowl 2019 Finalizes Roster

 Mobile, Ala. – The Reese’s Senior Bowl has finalized its 2019 roster with the addition of eight players.

This is another strong nationwide group of pro prospects assembled by first year Senior Bowl director, Jim Nagy.

 For Complete Senior Bowl 2019 Roster go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/accepted-invites.php

 Added to the roster this week were Alabama offensive lineman Ross Piersbacher, Ole Miss offensive lineman Javon Patterson, Texas A&M center Erik McCoy, linebacker Alaka Otaro and defensive lineman Kingsley Keke, Miami (FL) safety Sheldrick Redwine, Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin and UC-Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss.

 McCoy is a fourth-year junior graduate who has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. He is one of five junior graduates on this year’s roster, joining Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, NC State wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, Utah State tight end Dax Raymond and West Virginia linebacker David Long.

 “After a very thorough process that actually began last summer, we are excited to finalize the rosters for our 70th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl game,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy. “Our main objective is to provide the 32 NFL member clubs with the best rosters possible and this collection of players truly represents the best that college football, at all levels, had to offer this year.”

 The official game week North/South rosters will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

 The 2019 Reese’s Senior Bowl is January 26th at 1:30pm at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Tickets can be purchased at www.seniorbowl.com, at 151 Dauphin St. in downtown Mobile or at Piggly Wiggly locations.

 Reese’s Senior Bowl week begins on Monday, Jan. 21 and practices will be on Tuesday (Jan. 22), Wednesday (Jan. 23) and Thursday (Jan. 24) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. They are free and open to the public.

 All three practices and the game will be televised live by NFL Network

              ** Senior Bowl Game – Jan 26, 2019 Mobile, Alabama – 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network **                                                   Weigh-in- Practices – Monday Jan 21st thru Thursday Jan 24th
                                            Go to https://www.seniorbowl.com/