QB Kyler Murray Announces Commitment to NFL over Major League Baseball

QB Kyler Murray Announces Commitment to NFL and Combine Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




QB Kyler Murray Faces Important NFL Combine 2019 Decision

NFL Combine 2019 Announces Invitation List

QB Kyler Murray Faces Important NFL Combine Decision

   Frank Coyle – Head Scout

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

1st Round

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

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

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

 




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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Patriots Win 6th Super Bowl in Defensive Battle

Patriots Win 6th Super Bowl in Defensive Battle

New England Defeats Rams in 13-3 Title Game

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

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

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

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

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Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald & Saquon Barkley Top NFL Awards

Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald & Saquon Barkley Top NFL Awards

List of NFL Honors Winners from the 2018 Season

FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year:

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

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

Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2019:

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

NFL Awards 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospects – Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

NFL Draft 2019 – Pro Prospects – Wideouts & Tight Ends

Post Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Weeks
Frank Coyle / Head Scout

  Juniors, A.J. Brown, N’Keal Harry and Kelvin Harmon Top Young Group of Receivers

Wide Receivers
1 * AJ Brown                             6-1        225       Mississippi
2 * N’Keal Harry                       6-3        215       Arizona State
3 * Kelvin Harmon                   6-2        220       North Carolina State
4 * Marquise Brown                 5-11      165       Oklahoma
5 * DK Metcalf                           6-4        230       Mississippi

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6 Deebo Samuel                        5-11      215       South Carolina
7 JJ Arcega-Whiteside              6-3        225       Stanford
8 Anthony Johnson                   6-1        210       Buffalo
9 Parris Campbell                      6-0        210       Ohio State
10 * Lil’Jordan Humphrey        6-3        225       Texas
11 * Hakeem Butler                   6-5        225       Iowa State
12 * Riley Ridley                        6-2        200       Georgia
13 David Sills                             6-3        205       West Virginia
14 * Preston Williams              6-3        210       Colorado State
15 Terry Godwin                        5-11      185       Georgia

  Underclassmen Dominate Emerging Tight End Class

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

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NFL Draft 2019 – Draft Insiders’ Top 50 Pro Prospects

NFL Draft 2019 – Draft Insiders’
Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2019

* underclassmen declared by Jan 15, 2019

Post Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine All-star Games
Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

     Pro Prospect                    Pos                   Ht / Wt                          School

1 * Nick Bosa                               DE                    6-3, 265                          Ohio State
2 * Quinnen Williams                DT                     6-3, 295                        Alabama
3 * Greedy Williams                   CB                    6-1, 180                          LSU
4 Josh Allen                                 LB                     6-4, 250                         Kentucky
5 * Rashan Gary                         DE                    6-4, 280                         Michigan
6 * Ed Oliver                               DT                     6-2, 290                         Houston
7 Montez Sweat                          LB                     6-6, 255                          Mississippi State
8 * Devin White                          LB                     6-0, 245                         LSU
9 * Dwayne Haskins                  QB                    6-2, 215                          Ohio State
10 * Jonah Williams                  OT                    6-5, 300                         Alabama
11 * Jeffery Simmons                 DT                    6-3, 305                         Mississippi State
12 Clelin Ferrell                          DE                    6-4, 260                         Clemson
13 Deandre Baker                      CB                    5-11, 180                        Georgia
14 * Greg Little                           OT                    6-5, 320                         Mississippi
15 * AJ Brown                            WR                   6-1, 225                         Mississippi

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16 * N’Keal Harry                       WR                   6-2, 215                         Arizona State
17 * Brian Burns                          LB                     6-3, 265                         Florida State
18 * Byron Murphy                     CB                    5-11, 175                       Washington
19 Andre Dillard                          OT                    6-5, 310                         Washington State
20 * Deionte Thompson            FS                     6-0, 215                         Alabama
21 Drew Lock                              QB                    6-3, 225                          Missouri
22 * Jachai Polite                       LB                     6-2, 242                         Florida
23 * Mark Wilson                       LB                    6-1, 240                         Alabama
24 Kelvin Harmon                     WR                   6-2, 220                         North Carolina State
25 Zach Allen                              DE                    6-4, 285                         Boston College
26 * Taylor Rapp                        SS                     6-0, 215                        Washington
27 * Daniel Jones                       QB                    6-5, 220                         Duke
28 Austin Bryant                         DE                    6-4, 265                         Clemson
29 Dalton Risner                        OL                     6-5, 300                         Kansas State
30 Jerry Tillery                           DT                     6-4, 310                         Notre Dame
31 Marquise Brown                    WR                   5-11, 165                        Oklahoma
32 * Dexter Lawrence                DT                     6-3, 340                         Clemson
33 Oshane Ximines                    LB                    6-3, 250                         Old Dominion
34 * Devin Bush                          LB                     5-11, 230                       Michigan
35 Deebo Samuel                       WR                   5-11, 210                       South Carolina
36 * Cody Ford                            OG                   6-3, 340                         Oklahoma
37 Christian Wilkins                   DT                     6-2, 310                         Clemson
38 * Jawaan Taylor                     OT                    6-5, 320                        Florida
39 * Dre’Mont Jones                  DT                     6-2, 295                         Ohio State
40 * David Edwards                   OT                    6-7, 320                         Wisconsin
41 * DK Metcalf                           WR                   6-4, 230                         Mississippi
42 * Vosean Joseph                   LB                     6-0, 230                         Florida
43 * Julian Love                          CB                    5-11, 195                         Notre Dame
44 * Noah Fant                           TE                     6-4, 235                         Iowa
45 Jaylon Ferguson                    DE                    6-4, 270                         Louisiana Tech
46 * TJ Hockenson                     TE                     6-4, 250                         Iowa
47 * JJ Arcega-Whiteside         WR                   6-3, 225                         Stanford
48 * Joe Jackson                        DE                    6-5, 260                         Miami
49 Yodny Cajuste                      OT                    6-5, 315                          West Virginia
50 Rock Ya-Sin                         CB                    6-2, 190                          Temple

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.

 




Senior Bowl 2019 Game Day – Players to Watch

Senior Bowl 2019 Game Day

Frank Coyle – Head scout Draft Insiders’

  The 2019 Senior Bowl game is here with an interesting roster of pro prospects who completed the week of practices, physicals and interviews.

 QB Will Grier of West Virginia is primed for a big game after a strong week of practices. He gets the advantage of working with his two top receivers, David Sills and Greg Jennings in this game. This trio put up incredible numbers over their careers in the pass happy Big 12 Conference. Grier is prepared for this game and has the makings of an MVP candidate. QB Trace McSorley also came ready to play and is focused on this game to prove he belongs with the top prospects. He is a smart savvy leader who can be a difference maker in this All-star event.

Look for wideouts Deebo Samuel, Travis Fulgham and David Sills along with runners Dexter Williams and Wes Hills to be featured in their offenses with chances to be impact playmakers Saturday.

The NFL Draft 2019 is a class dominated by defensive front seven prospects and this game features several impact pass rushers. Look for edge rushers Montez Sweat, Oshane Ximines, L.J Collier and Ben Banogu to provide impact as outside rushers to be difference makers in this game. Linebackers, Hanks, Pratt and Coney showed speed, instincts and playmaking ability this week after fine careers. Look to them to be in the action throughout the contest to be the stars on their units. This will be the final real football action in these prospects for the year with the offseason workout portion of the NFL Draft process hitting full stride next week.

Senior Bowl Players to Watch

Offensive Players
Will     Grier               QB      West Virginia           6024   218
Daniel Jones             QB      Duke  6052   220
Trace McSorley        QB      Penn St.        6002   200
Ryan  Finley             QB      North Carolina St.  6040   208
Drew  Lock               QB      Missouri        6036   223
Tyree Jackson         QB      Buffalo          6070   249
Dexter Williams      RB      Notre Dame  5112   215
Wes    Hills               RB      Slippery Rock         6005   209
Karan Higdon          RB      Michigan       5090   203
Tony  Pollard           RB      Memphis       5115   200
Deebo Samuel         WR     South Carolina        5114   216
David Sills V            WR     West Virginia           6030   210
Jaylen Smith            WR     Louisville      6020   221
Travis Fulgham       WR     Old Dominion          6023   210
Terry  McLaurin      WR     Ohio St.         6000   205
Penny Hart               WR     Georgia St.   5080   180
Gary   Jennings       WR     West Virginia           6010   213
Anthony Johnson   WR     Buffalo          6021   211
Andy  Isabella          WR     Massachusetts       5087   186
Andre Dillard            OT      Washington St.       6047   310
Kaleb McGary           OT      Washington 6067   321
Max    Scharping      OT      Northern Illinois      6057   320
Chuma Edoga           OT      USC   6036   303
Tytus Howard          OT      Alabama St. 6050   322
Elgton Jenkins         C         Mississippi St.        6043   314
Chris  Lindstrom      OG      Boston College       6036   303
Beau  Benzschawel  OG      Wisconsin    6062   307
Ben    Powers            OG      Oklahoma     6037   310
 
Defensive Players

Montez Sweat          DE      Mississippi St.        6060   252
Oshane Ximines      DE      Old Dominion          6034   241
L.J. Collier                DE      TCU   6022   280
Byron Cowart          DE      Maryland       6033   297
Ben Banogu             DE      TCU   6034   247
Carl Granderson     DE      Wyoming      6046   246
Jalen  Jelks              DE      Oregon          6054   250
Khalen Saunders    DT      Western Illinois       6005   320
Daylon Mack           DT      Texas A&M   6010   327
Sutton Smith           OLB    Northern Illinois      6003   234
Terrill Hanks           OLB    New Mexico St.       6020   234
Germaine Pratt       ILB      North Carolina St.  6025   240
Te’Von Coney          ILB      Notre Dame  6007   244
Rock  Ya-Sin                CB      Temple          5116   189
Isaiah Johnson            CB      Houston        6022   207
Lonnie Johnson, Jr.   CB  Kentucky      6022   210
Nasir  Adderley          S         Delaware      5117   195
Jaquan Johnson        S         Miami (FL)    5103   186
Darnell Savage           S         Maryland       5110   199

 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.




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/