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Pro Prospects - Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2016

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Pro Prospects - Underclassmen 2016 for the NFL Draft

The NFL announced the names of 107 total underclassmen who have been granted eligibility for the 2016 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 28-30 in Chicago, Ill.

On the official list, 96 were granted special eligibility while 11 others already graduated, but had eligibility remaining. The deadline for underclassmen to declare was January 18.

January Newsletter - 18 pgs - Top 150 Prospects - Two Round Mock Draft

Photo - QB Jared Goff - Cal

The 107 early entrants is a new record, passing the 102 underclassmen who went pro early for the 2014 NFL Draft. The 96 who were granted special eligibility is second highest all-time behind the 98 in the 2014 NFL Draft.
A total of 35 underclassmen appeared on my top-50 draft board, including the top-six overall players (Laremy Tunsil, Myles Jack, Jalen Ramsey, Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Laquon Treadwell).

While the first round is usually dominated by underclassmen, the list of early declarations includes several players who will be drafted late rounds or not at all. Of the 186 total underclassmen who declared the past two years, 34.4-percent went undrafted. Also, of the 84 total underclassmen who went pro last year, 13 (or 15.5-percent) were not invited to the 2015 NFL Combine.

Underclassmen who already graduated:

1. Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State
2. Travis Blanks, LB, Clemson
3. Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson
4. Eric Enderson, P, Delaware
5. Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
6. Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia
7. Tyvis Powell, DB, Ohio State
8. Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
9. Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
10. Corey Tindal, DB, Marshall
11. Vincent Valentine, DT, Nebraska

Underclassmen who were granted special eligibility:

1. Bralon Addison, WR, Oregon
2. Dominique Alexander, LB, Oklahoma
3. Mackensie Alexander, DB, Clemson
4. Eli Apple, DB, Ohio State
5. Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston
6. Peyton Barber, RB, Auburn
7. Vonn Bell, DB, Ohio State
8. Caleb Benenoch, T, UCLA
9. Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
10. Dariusz Bladek, G, Bethune-Cookman
11. Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
12. Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
13. Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
14. Beniquez Brown, LB, Mississippi State
15. Artie Burns, DB, Miami
16. Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
17. Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
18. Trenton Coles, DB, Duquesne
19. Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
20. Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
21. Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State
22. Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
23. Kamalei Correa, DE, Boise State
24. Su'a Cravens, LB, Southern California
25. Elijah Daniel, DT, Murray State
26. Terrell Davis, LB, British Columbia
27. Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
28. Thomas Duarte, TE, UCLA
29. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
30. Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
31. Kendall Fuller, DB, Virginia Tech
32. Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
33. Jared Goff, QB, California
34. T.J. Green, DB, Clemson
35. David Grinnage, TE, North Carolina State
36. Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
37. Vernon Hargreaves, DB, Florida
38. Jerald Hawkins, T, Louisiana State
39. Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
40. Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
41. Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
42. Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
43. Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
44. Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
45. Xavien Howard, DB, Baylor
46. Germain Ifedi, T, Texas A&M
47. Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
48. Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
49. Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona
50. Chris Jones, DT, Mississippi State
51. Jayron Kearse, DB, Clemson
52. Denver Kirkland, T, Arkansas
53. Darius Latham, DT, Indiana
54. Kenny Lawler, WR, California
55. Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
56. Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
57. Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green
58. Steve Longa, LB, Rutgers
59. Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
60. Jalin Marshall, WR, Ohio State
61. Alex McCalister, DE, Florida
62. Brett McMakin, LB, Northern Iowa
63. Keanu Neal, DB, Florida
64. Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Maryland
65. Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Mississippi
66. Marquez North, WR, Tennessee
67. Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State
68. Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
69. Joe Powell, DB, Globe
70. C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
71. Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
72. Alex Redmond, G, UCLA
73. Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas
74. A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
75. Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
76. Rashard Robinson, DB, Louisiana State
77. Aldrick Rosas, K, Southern Oregon
78. Zack Sanchez, DB, Oklahoma
79. Isaac Seumalo, G, Oregon State
80. Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia
81. Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
82. Tyrell Smith, T, Massachusetts
83. Ronnie Stanley, T, Notre Dame
84. Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
85. Ron Thompson, DE, Syracuse
86. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
87. Laremy Tunsil, T, Mississippi
88. Quinn van Gylswyk, K, British Columbia
89. Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State
90. Cleveland Wallace, DB, San Jose State
91. Dwayne Washington, RB, Washington
92. Stephen Weatherly, LB, Vanderbilt
93. De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
94. Daryl Worley, DB, West Virginia
95. Scooby Wright, LB, Arizona
96. Avery Young, T, Auburn

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 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 Pro Bowl Team 2015-2016 – Draft Insiders’ Staff

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NFL Pro Bowl Team 2015-2016 – Draft Insiders’ Staff

Photo - WR Odell Beckham - Giants

Quarterback (4)
Cam Newton (Panthers)
Tom Brady (Patriots)
Carson Palmer (Cardinals)
Aaron Rodgers (Packers)

Running Backs (4)
Adrian Peterson (Vikings)
Todd Gurley (Rams)
Doug Martin (Bucs)
Chris Ivory (Jets)

Wide Receiver (6)
Odell Beckham (Giants)
Antonio Brown (Steelers)
Julio Jones (Falcons)
DeAndre Hopkins (Texans)
Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
Brandon Marshall (Jets)

Offensive Tackle (4)
Jason Peters (Eagles)
Tyron Smith (Cowboys)
Trent Williams (Redskins)
Joe Staley (49ers)

Guard (4)
David DeCastro (Steelers)
Zack Martin (Cowboys)
Josh Sitton (Packers)
Mike Iupati (Cardinals)

Center (2)
Travis Frederick (Cowboys)
Ryan Kalil (Panthers)

Tight End (4)
Rob Gronkowski (Patriots)
Tyler Eifert (Bengals)
Travis Kelce (Chiefs)
Greg Olsen (Panthers)

Defense
Defensive End (6)

J.J. Watt (Texans)
Muhammad Wilkerson (Jets)
Ezekiel Ansah (Lions)
Chandler Jones (Patriots)
Michael Bennett (Seahawks)
DeMarcus Ware (Broncos)

Tackles (6)
Aaron Donald (Rams)
Geno Atkins (Bengals)
Calais Campbell (Cardinals)
Kawann Short (Panthers)
Fletcher Cox (Eagles)
Gerald McCoy (Bucs)

Outside Linebacker (6)
Khalil Mack (Raiders)
Von Miller (Broncos)
Jamie Collins (Patriots)
Thomas Davis (Panthers)
Tamba Hali (Chiefs)
Justin Houston (Chiefs)

Inside / Middle Linebacker (4)
Luke Kuechly (Panthers)
Clay Matthews (Packers)
Bobby Wagner (Seahawks)
NaVorro Bowman (49ers)

Cornerback (6)
Josh Norman (Panthers)
Patrick Peterson (Cardinals)
Marcus Peters (Chiefs)
Darrelle Revis (Jets)
Richard Sherman (Seahawks)
Malcolm Butler (Patriots)

Free Safety (3)
Earl Thomas (Seahawks)
Reggie Nelson (Bengals)
Tyrann Mathieu (Cardinals)

Strong Safety (3)
Eric Berry (Chiefs)
Kam Chancellor (Seahawks)
Charles Woodson (Raiders)

Special Teams
Punter (2)

Sam Koch (Ravens)
Johnny Hekker (Rams)

Placekicker (2)
Stephen Gostkowski (Patriots)
Dan Bailey (Cowboys)

Return Specialists (2)
Tyler Lockett (Seahawks)
Darren Sproles (Eagles)

Special Teamer (2)
Justin Bethel (Cardinals)
Matthew Slater (Patriots)

East-West Shrine Week Highlights All-Star Action

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91st East-West Shrine Game
Saturday, Jan. 23 - Kickoff at 4 p.m. est

Tropicana Field | St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Broadcast live on NFL Network
For full event details -
Visit: www.shrinegame.com

Team Practices
East team practice: Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast | St. Petersburg, FL
West team practice: St. Petersburg High School
2501 5th Avenue North | St. Petersburg, FL

QB Nathan Sudfeld - Indiana

With hundreds of NFL scouts and agents in attendance, team practices are an important part of game week. Scouts want to see prospects in one on one situations in drills vs a high level of competition. This is a critical part of the evaluation where players must show level of development vs NFL caliber competition. On average, more than 265 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each season. The general public is welcome to attend practices; bleacher seating is available. Parking is complimentary; space is limited. Credentials are required for field access with coaches, scouts, personnel staff and select media allowed.

Practice Schedule
Monday, Jan. 18
East: 1:40 - 3:20 p.m.
West: 4 - 5:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19
East: 9:40 - 11:40 a.m.
West: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20
East: 9:40 - 11:40 a.m.
West: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21
East: 9:40 - 11:40 a.m.
West: 2:40 - 4:40 p.m.

Watch List - Offensive Players
QB 3 Adams, Jr. Vernon Oregon 5'11" 201
QB 7 Sudfeld Nathan Indiana 6'6" 240
QB 12 Doughty Brandon Western Kentucky 6'3" 220
QB 7 Frohnapfel Blake UMass 6'6" 238
QB 10 Rudock Jake Michigan 6'3" 208
OH 47 Johnson Devon Marshall 6'1" 244
OH 19 Reynolds Keenan Navy 5'11" 205
TE 83 Morgan, II David Texas- San Antonio 6'4" 260
TE 86 Cartwright Kivon Colorado St. 6'4" 245
TE 88 Malleck Ryan Virginia Tech 6'5" 253
TE 87 Carter Kyle Penn St. 6'3" 252
TE 89 Griswold Darion Arkansas St. 6'5" 255
WO 1 Sharpe Tajae Mass-Amherst 6'3" 188
WO 11 Scott Rashawn Miami (FL) 6'2" 203
WO 21 Brown Chris Notre Dame 6'2" 195
WO 1 Garrett Keyarris Tulsa 6'4" 221
WO 8 Allison Geronimo Illinois 6'3" 196
WO 82 Dangerfield Jared Western Kentucky 6'3" 215
WO 89 Cajuste Devon Stanford 6'4" 227
OT 64 Marz Tyler Wisconsin 6'7" 325
OT 77 Nembot Stephane Colorado 6'7" 320
OT 71 Shell Brandon South Carolina 6'6" 328
OT 72 Lumpkin Keith Rutgers 6'8" 325
OT 77 Fallin Taylor Memphis 6'6" 330

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 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.

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2016 - Updated 1/18

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Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2016 - Updated 1/18
January, 2016 - Pre East-West and Senior Bowl All-star Weeks

Underclassmen have till January 18th to declare with the next three days to rescind their decision. The NFL office will announce the official list of Underclassmen on Jan. 22nd.

January Newsletter will have Top 150 Prospects
Signup for New Twitter service at www.draftinsiders.com

Photo - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio St.

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2016
Prospect / Position / Size/Height / School
* Declared Underclassmen

1. * Joey Bosa DE 6-3, 275 Ohio St
2. * Laremy Tunsil OT 6-5, 305 Mississippi
3. * Jared Goff QB 6-4, 210 California
4. * Paxton Lynch QB 6-6, 245 Memphis
5. * Ronnie Stanley OT 6-5, 315 Notre Dame
6. * Jalen Ramsey CB 6-0, 205 Florida St
7. * Laquon Treadwell WR 6-2, 215 Mississippi
8. * Robert Nkemdiche DT 6-4, 295 Mississippi
9. DeForest Buckner DE 6-6, 290 Oregon
10. * Zeke Elliott RB 5-11, 225 Ohio St
11. * Shaq Lawson DE 6-3, 275 Clemson
12. * Myles Jack LB 6-1, 235 UCLA
13. * A’Shawn Robinson DT 6-3, 315 Alabama
14. Taylor Decker OT 6-6, 320 Ohio St
15. * Mackenzie Alexander CB 5-10, 190 Clemson
16. * Jack Conklin OT 6-5, 320 Michigan St
17. * Leonard Floyd LB 6-3, 235 Georgia
18. * Vernon Hargreaves CB 5-10, 200 Florida
19. * Shon Coleman OT 6-6, 310 Auburn
20. * Will Fuller WR 5-11, 195 Notre Dame
21. Reggie Ragland LB 6-2, 255 Alabama
22. * Corey Coleman WR 5-10, 190 Baylor
23. * Kenny Clark DT 6-3, 310 UCLA
24. * Andrew Billings DT 6-1, 305 Baylor
25. Carson Wentz QB 6-5, 230 North Dakota St
26. Jarran Reed DE 6-4, 315 Alabama
27. * Jaylon Smith LB 6-2, 235 Notre Dame
28. * Emmanuel Ogbah DE 6-4, 275 Oklahoma St
29. Connor Cook QB 6-4, 220 Michigan St
30. * Eli Apple CB 6-1, 195 Ohio St
31. * Su’a Cravens LB 6-1, 225 Southern Cal
32. * Germaine Ifedi OT 6-5, 325 Texas A&M
33. * Michael Thomas WR 6-2, 210 Ohio St
34. * Darron Lee LB 6-1, 235 Ohio St
35. * Derrick Henry RB 6-2, 245 Alabama
36. Josh Doctson WR 6-3, 195 TCU
37. Jeremy Cash SS 6-0, 210 Duke
38. * Tyler Boyd WR 6-1, 200 Pittsburgh
39. * Christian Hackenberg QB 6-4, 235 Penn St
40. Shilique Calhoun DE 6-4, 255 Michigan St
41. Jason Spriggs OT 6-6, 310 Indiana
42. Jonathan Bullard DE 6-3, 265 Florida
43. * Jordan Howard RB 5-10, 225 Indiana
44. * Austin Johnson DT 6-3, 325 Penn St
45. Vadal Alexander OG 6-5, 325 LSU
46. Jordan Jenkins LB 6-2, 255 Georgia
47. Adolphus Washington DT 6-3, 295 Ohio St
48. Shawn Oakman DE 6-7, 280 Baylor
49. * Kevin Dodd DE 6-4, 275 Clemson
50. * Kendall Fuller CB 5-11, 200 Virginia Tech
51. * Chris Jones DT 6-3, 310 Mississippi St
52. Cody Whitehair OG 6-5, 310 Kansas St
53. * Austin Hooper TE 6-4, 250 Stanford
54. * Scooby Wright LB 6-1, 250 Arizona
55. * Hunter Henry TE 6-5, 250 Arkansas
56. * Noah Spence DE/LB 6-3, 245 Eastern Kentucky
57. * Jalen Hurd RB 6-2, 230 Tennessee
58. * Jayron Kearse FS 6-3, 210 Clemson
59. * Vonn Bell FS 5-11, 205 Ohio St
60. * De’Runnya Wilson WR 6-3, 225 Mississippi St
61. * Alex Collins RB 5-10, 225 Arkansas
62. Devontae Booker RB 5-11, 215 Utah
63. John Theus OT 6-5, 305 Georgia
64. KeiVarae Russell CB 5-11, 190 Notre Dame
65. Spencer Drango OT 6-5, 310 Baylor
66. Will Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Houston
67. Sheldon Rankins DT 6-1, 305 Louisville
68. Vernon Butler DT 6-3 310 Louisiana Tech
69. * Jerald Hawkins OT 6-5, 310 LSU
70. * Kenny Lawler WR 6-2 190 California
71. Deion Jones LB 6-1 228 LSU
72. Sheldon Day DE 6-2, 285 Notre Dame
73. Darien Thompson FS 6-1, 210 Boise St
74. * Denver Kirkland G/T 6-4, 345 Arkansas
75. Dadi Nicolas LB 6-3, 240 Virginia Tech
76. Josh Perry LB 6-3, 255 Ohio St
77. Nick Martin C 6-4, 300 Notre Dame
78. * Aaron Green RB 5-10, 205 TCU
79. Dak Prescott QB 6-2, 230 Mississippi St
80. Leonte Carroo WR 6-0, 205 Rutgers
81. Landon Turner OG 6-3, 315 North Carolina
82. Carl Nassib DE 6-7, 280 Penn St
83. * Paul Perkins RB 5-10, 210 UCLA
84. * Marquez North WR 6-3, 225 Tennessee
85. * Isaac Seumalo OC/OG 6-3, 300 Oregon St
86. * Maliek Collins DT 6-3, 300 Nebraska
87. * Zach Sanchez CB 5-10, 180 Oklahoma
88. Charles Tapper DE 6-3, 285 Oklahoma
89. Kyle Murphy OT 6-5, 305 Stanford
90. Will Redmond CB 5-10, 185 Mississippi St
91. * Artie Burns CB 6-0, 190 Miami (Fla.)
92. * Kamalei Correa LB 6-3, 245 Boise St
93. Max Tuerk C 6-5, 295 Southern Cal
94. Kenneth Dixon RB 5-10, 215 Louisiana Tech
95. Joshua Garnett OG 6-4, 320 Stanford
96. * Xavien Howard CB 6-1, 200 Baylor
97. * Pharoah Cooper WR 5-10, 210 South Carolina
98. Aziz Shittu DE 6-3, 280 Stanford
99. Eric Striker LB 6-0, 225 Oklahoma
100. Sterling Shepard WR 5-10, 190 Oklahoma

January Newsletter will have Top 150 Prospects next week

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 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.

CFP National Championship Game - #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama

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It’s Alabama-Clemson In National Title Game

CFP National Championship Game - Jan. 11
8:30 p.m. Glendale, Ariz. - #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama

Photo - DT A’Shawn Robinson - Alabama

Sometimes the season resolves itself through the college postseason playoff system and provides a true championship matchup. The College postseason playoff system is in its’ second season after years of heated debate and pits #1 Clemson vs #2 Alabama in a battle of the two best teams in college football. Clemson remains unblemished after running the table in the ACC and beating Oklahoma in the semi-finals. Alabama is peaking after an early season loss and has run the table including winning the SEC title and the semi-final matchup while pitching a shutout of the tough Michigan St. club. Bama has won with Old school football – strong ground game, field position and a tough physical defense. Clemson has fought off every challenge behind an outstanding season by soph QB Deshaun Watson who has won games with both his arm and feet in this spread attack. The Clemson defense is a fast big play unit that has been instrumental in the Tigers winning 17 games in a row, the longest winning streak in college football.

“We have a great rushing game and a great passing game, so if you want to stop the passing game, then we can pass the ball,” quarterback Deshaun Watson said. “You want to stop the pass, then we can rush the ball. It doesn't really matter what the defense does.

“We just focus on us and our job and just really just focus on that one play, and if it's a run play, we dominate the line of scrimmage, and if it's a pass play, the receivers get open and make competitive plays.”

This proved true vs Oklahoma which actually led by a point at halftime before Clemson’s offensive barrage in the second half. Clemson has now gained at least 500 yards of offense in each of its past 10 games. Nor will it be new for Alabama, which has seen similar offenses in and out of Southeastern Conference play.

Alabama’s physical defense has had a weakness – it’s spread offenses; teams such as Ohio St, Auburn, Mississippi and Texas A&M all who have given the Tide trouble where the hurry up attacks limit the rotation of defenders in situational defenses. The Tide defense is led by DL A’Shawn Robinson, Jon Allen and Jarraun Reed and LB Reggie Ragland. This Tide defense is their best in years especially along the defensive line where their combination of power and speed is unmatched this season.

The national championship may come down to whether Clemson can find weak spots in Alabama’s defensive scheme with its quick-strike offense. The extra time to prepare for the title game gives the Tide time to develop a scheme capable of stopping Watson and the explosive Tigers.

Alabama was dominant in their one sided victory against a very good Michigan St club. Few defenses in recent season can match the talented depth seen on Alabama’s roster. Clemson’s young offensive front will be thoroughly tested here, but has answered every call this season vs the likes of Notre Dame, Florida State and Oklahoma in critical matchups. They may hold the key to any further success in the title game. Watson is the main man operating running this attack and he needs a big performance from sophomore running back Wayne Gallman. Watson totaled over 3500 yards passing and over 1000 yards rushing in one of the best all around performances in college history The Alabama defensive front will provide a very tough test where they pressure the pocket consistently while being one of the most stout run defenses in recent seasons.

“I think if we focus on us and focus on Clemson and play to the standard Clemson has set, we can beat anybody, so we don't really worry about who's in front of us,” Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware said. “There's going to be 11 guys in front of us. We don't care what the name is on the back of their jersey. Our goal is to beat them every snap.”

Clemson wants an early lead to dictate the tempo of this game. Alabama wants to control the clock and field position to force the Tigers to take risks. Alabama’s offense is a power attack that relies on Heisman Trophy junior running back Derrick Henry. Both teams want the lead though operate through differing styles.

The Tigers and Alabama proved the playoff system works best and have lived up to their #1 and #2 rankings that will produce a true national champion with virtually no debate.

“Shouldn't be real hard to get guys ready to play for the national championship,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “This is it. This is truly the biggest game of the year. We've got four quarters left or however many it takes, and so we'll be ready.”

It’s old school football at its’ best and looks like Bama can claim another national title in a great matchup of contrasting styles. Bama continues their run under head coach Nick Saban in one of the great stretches by any school in college football history.
Alabama 27 - Clemson 13

Vikings' Wideout Stefon Diggs Scouting Report - Draft Insiders’ 2015 Yearbook

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WR Stefon Diggs Scouting Report -
Draft Insiders’ 2015 Yearbook - Frank Coyle

Stefon Diggs was selected in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft 2015 by the Minnesota Vikings – One of the Best Values in the entire draft class
Frank Coyle ranked him the highest rated offensive sleeper in last year’s class and a prospect with well developed talent to be an early contributor in three wideout sets.

Photo - WR Stefon Diggs - Vikings

Stefon Diggs - Maryland - 6-0, 195 - Sp. 4.45 - Rating 82 / Hindu Theory: Andre Caldwell
Agile athletic junior wideout has been a playmaker in the Terps offense since starting during his true freshman season. Earned ACC and Big Ten honors each season. He is a well-developed quick receiver with soft hands and body control to become a solid NFL performer. Possesses deceptive speed to get deep and the quickness to get open and separate in coverage. Good run after the catch ability with elusiveness to take the short hitch pass the distance. Though he lacks elite speed to be considered a consistent deep threat, he has learned to set up defenders, relying on his sharp cutting ability and reads to create separation. He runs good routes and comes out of his cuts quickly, showing the ability to retain his speed very well and adjust to coverage. He can round his cuts on routes and needs further discipline in his patterns. Dangerous on hitch and screen patterns where his quickness and elusiveness gives him an advantage over defenders. Fine ball skills with the body control and hands to make the difficult catch over the middle or at the sidelines. Despite average size, he has a wiry strong frame, but must prove durable vs NFL caliber corners weekly. Must improve his overall strength, though shows the ability to beat the jam and battle for ball. As a runner, he has some tackle breaking ability along with good elusiveness and speed to break plays that helped him double as a sure handed punt returner. Fluid receiver with natural AA and the body control to adjust to the errant pass and catch outside the box. Over the middle, he shows toughness with the ability to go up and make plays. As a route runner, he retains his speed well at the break point to make sharp cuts. Shows good footwork at the sidelines to make the tough catch to move the chains.
The Numbers: As a junior, he caught 62 passes for 792 yards for a 12.8 average and 5 TDs while starting 10 games. He served a 1 game sportsmanlike suspension. He earned Big Ten honorable mention. As a sophomore, he started 7 games and had 34 catches for 587 yards with 3 TDs with a season ending broken fibula at midseason.
Over his three year career, he totaled 150 receptions for 2227 yards a 14.8 yard average 14 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’ and 195 lbs. and did not lift. He ran 4.46 time with a fast 1.53 ten yard split. He had a 35” VL and 9’9” BJ with a 4.32 short shuttle and 7.03 three cone.
The Skinny: Undervalued highly developed receiver with definite playmaking ability to be a weapon in three wideout sets immediately. He is similar to Andre Caldwell in body type, AA and development. Though he is not a legitimate deep threat, he can be sneaky quick and make big plays. With some development, he can surprise with the upside potential to start. Never lived up to the hype of a highly acclaimed recruit entering Maryland due to the lacked of a quality consistent passer. Great middle round value and a marginal top 100 prospect on my board, though could easily go later. Solid addition with the tools to start eventually in the right situation. One of the most underrated values in this entire class. Playmaker and excellent steal on early 3rd day.
Draft Projection: 4th 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, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe 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.

Senior Bowl 2016 - Accepted Player Invitations

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Senior Bowl 2016 - Accepted Invitations
Game Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Practices: Monday Jan 25th thru Thurs Jan 28th

Time: 1:30pm CT - Mobile, Alabama
Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Television: NFL Network

For Watch List & Prospect Profiles
Go to SeniorBowl.com

Photo - QB Carson Wentz - North Dakota St

Senior Bowl Roster
Name / School / Position / Size / Conference

Jerell Adams - South Carolina - TE 6-6 231 SEC
Vadal Alexander - LSU - OT 6-6 329 SEC
Jack Allen - Michigan State - OC 6-2 296 Big Ten
Willie Beavers - Western Michigan - OT 6-5 309 MAC
Evan Boehm - Missouri - OC 6-3 320 SEC
James Bradberry - Samford - DC 6-1 213 FCS
Jacoby Brissett - North Carolina State - QB 6-4 235 ACC
Kentrell Brothers - Missouri - ILB 6-1 235 SEC
Vernon Butler - Louisiana Tech - DT 6-3 309 CUSA
Kevin Byard - Middle Tennessee - S 5-11 226 CUSA
Maurice Canady - Virginia - DC 6-2 195 ACC
Leonte Carroo - Rutgers - WR 6-1 215 Big Ten
Jeremy Cash - Duke - S 6-2 210 ACC
Le'Raven Clark - Texas Tech - OT 6-6 307 Big 12
Joe Dahl - Washington State - OT 6-5 310 Pac-12
Sean Davis - Maryland - DC 6-1 202 Big Ten
Sheldon Day - Notre Dame - DE 6-2 285 Independent
Taylor Decker - Ohio State - OT 6-8 315 Big Ten
Kenneth Dixon - Louisiana Tech - RB 5-10 212 CUSA
Riley Dixon - Syracuse - PT 6-5 219 ACC
Josh Doctson - TCU - WR 6-3 195 Big 12
Kenyan Drake - Alabama - RB 6-1 210 SEC
Spencer Drango - Baylor - OT 6-6 310 Big 12
Jeff Driskel - Louisiana Tech - QB 6-4 234 CUSA
Tyler Ervin - San Jose State - RB 5-10 177 MWC
Kyler Fackrell - Utah State - OLB 6-5 250 MWC
Ka'imi Fairbairn - UCLA - PK 6-0 190 Pac-12
Jason Fanaika - Utah - DE 6-3 270 Pac-12
Josh Forrest - Kentucky - ILB 6-2 250 SEC
Josh Garnett - Stanford - OG 6-5 321 Pac-12
Deiondre' Hall - Northern Iowa - DC 6-2 190 FCS
Tyler Higbee - Western Kentucky - TE 6-6 250 CUSA
Kevin Hogan - Stanford - QB 6-4 218 Pac-12
DeAndre Houston-Carson - William & Mary - DC 6-2 195 FCS
Matt Ioannidis - Temple - DT 6-4 292 AAC
William Jackson III - Houston - DC 6-1 185 AAC
Jordan Jenkins - Georgia - OLB 6-3 253 SEC
Jonathan Jones - Auburn - DC 5-10 181 SEC
Deion Jones - LSU - OLB 6-1 227 SEC
Cody Kessler - USC - QB 6-1 215 Pac-12
Miles Killebrew - Southern Utah - S 6-3 230 FCS
Alex Kinal - Wake Forest - PT 6-4 205 ACC
Henry Krieger-Coble - Iowa - TE 6'4 250 Big Ten
Nick Kwiatkowski - West Virginia - ILB 6-2 235 Big 12
Jimmy Landes - Baylor - LS 6-2 250 Big 12
Jay Lee - Baylor - WR 6-3 215 Big 12
Kolby Listenbee - TCU - WR 6-1 183 Big 12
Jordan Lucas - Penn State - S 6-0 199 Big Ten
Nick Martin - Notre Dame - OC 6-5 301 Independent
Blake Martinez - Stanford - ILB 6-2 245 Pac-12
Tyler Matakevich - Temple - ILB 6-1 232 AAC
Jake McGee - Florida - TE 6-6 250 SEC
Connor McGovern - Missouri - OG 6-4 300 SEC
Harlan Miller - SE Louisiana - DC 6-1 180 FCS
Braxton Miller - Ohio State - WR 6-2 215 Big Ten
Jalen Mills - LSU - S 6-1 194 SEC
Malcolm Mitchell - Georgia - WR 6-1 196 SEC
Chris Moore - Cincinnati - WR 6-2 190 AAC
Antonio Morrison - Florida - ILB 6-1 229 SEC
Kyle Murphy - Stanford - OT 6-7 301 Pac-12
Eric Murray - Minnesota - DC 6-0 199 Big Ten

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