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2013 NFL Preseason Schedule

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2013 NFL Preseason Schedule
Week 1
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 4 8 p.m. Miami / Dallas
Aug. 8 7:30 p.m. Baltimore / Tampa Bay
8 p.m. Cincinnati / Atlanta
8 p.m. St. Louis / Cleveland
8 p.m. Washington / Tennessee
9 p.m. Denver / San Francisco
10 p.m. Seattle / San Diego
Aug. 9 7:30 p.m. New York Jets / Detroit
7:30 p.m. New England / Philadelphia
7:30 p.m. Miami / Jacksonville
8 p.m. Chicago / Carolina
8 p.m. Houston / Minnesota
8 p.m. Kansas City / New Orleans
8 p.m. Arizona / Green Bay
10 p.m. Dallas / Oakland
Aug. 10 7:30 p.m. New York Giants / Pittsburgh
Aug. 11 1:30 p.m. Buffalo / Indianapolis

Week 2
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 15 7 p.m. Carolina / Philadelphia
7:30 p.m. Atlanta / Baltimore
7:30 p.m. Detroit / Cleveland
8 p.m. San Diego / Chicago
Aug. 16 7 p.m. Minnesota / Buffalo
8 p.m. San Francisco / Kansas City
8 p.m. Tampa Bay / New England
8 p.m. Oakland / New Orleans
Aug. 17 4:30 p.m. Dallas / Arizona
7 p.m. Tennessee / Cincinnati
7:30 p.m. Jacksonville / New York Jets
8 p.m. Green Bay / St. Louis
8 p.m. Miami / Houston
10 p.m. Denver / Seattle
Aug. 18 7 p.m. Indianapolis / New York Giants
Aug. 19 8 p.m. Pittsburgh / Washington

Week 3
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 22 7:30 p.m. New England / Detroit
8 p.m. Carolina / Baltimore
Aug. 23 8 p.m. Seattle / Green Bay
10 p.m. Chicago / Oakland
Aug. 24 7 p.m. New York Jets / New York Giants
4:30 p.m. Buffalo / Washington
7 p.m. Cleveland / Indianapolis
7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay / Miami
7:30 p.m. Philadelphia / Jacksonville
7:30 p.m. Kansas City / Pittsburgh
8 p.m. Cincinnati / Dallas
8 p.m. St. Louis / Denver
8 p.m. Atlanta / Tennessee
10 p.m. San Diego / Arizona
Aug. 25 4 p.m. New Orleans / Houston
8 p.m. Minnesota / San Francisco

Week 4
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 29 7:30 p.m. New York Giants / New England
7 p.m. Detroit / Buffalo
7 p.m. Indianapolis / Cincinnati
7 p.m. Philadelphia / New York Jets
7:30 p.m. New Orleans / Miami
7:30 p.m. Jacksonville / Atlanta
7:30 p.m. Washington / Tampa Bay
7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh / Carolina
8 p.m. Cleveland / Chicago
8 p.m. Houston / Dallas
8 p.m. Green Bay / Kansas City
8 p.m. Baltimore / St. Louis
8 p.m. Tennessee / Minnesota
9 p.m. Arizona / Denver
10 p.m. San Francisco / San Diego
10 p.m. Oakland / Seattle

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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 Supplemental Draft 2013 - July 11, 2013

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NFL Supplemental Draft 2013 - July 11, 2013
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Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2013
The NFL will conduct the Supplemental Draft 2013 on Thursday, July 11th for players who rescind their remaining college eligibility. This draft has been a short process annually that considers special situations for players that are at least three years removed from high school. All 32 teams will participate in the weighted process that is divided into three tiers with six prospects entered for this year’s selection draft. Teams with six wins or less from last season will make up the first group, followed by a second group of non-playoff teams and finally a third group of the twelve 2012 playoff teams. Each team submits the name of the players via email that they want to draft with the round they would like to select them. The club with the highest selection will be awarded the player. In the case of two teams drafting the same player in a round, the club with the worse record last season will win the prospect.
Any team that uses a selection in the Supplemental Draft will forfeit their choice in the corresponding round of the NFL Draft 2014. The new draft prospects will be considered part of the rookie salary pool along with the players from the NFL Draft 2013 and they must fit under the current contract structure and overall salary cap. Last summer, the Browns used their #2nd round pick on wideout Josh Gordon, the only overall selection chosen in the process.

Though most prospects in a Supplemental class provides little initial impact because of the late signing while missing all of the mini camp practices, several players have played key roles on their clubs. The Brown’s Josh Gordon flashed big play ability last fall when he scored 5 TDs with an impressive 16.1 yard average. He has the skill set to give them a true #1 receiver with an offseason behind him. The Raiders chose QB Terrelle Pryor in the 3rd round two years ago and he will compete for the starting job this summer in training camp.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2013
These players are eligible for the supplemental draft as they were also eligible, but did not declare for entry in the NFL Draft 2013 and have lost their eligibility for the upcoming college season.

WR DeWayne Peace - Houston
WR O.J. Ross - Purdue
DE James Boyd - UNLV
DE Toby Jackson - Central Florida
DT Nate Holloway - UNLV
CB Damond Smith - South Alabama

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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 2014 Moved to May 8-10

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NFL Draft 2014 Moved to May 8-10

The NFL announced this week that the 2014 draft will be held May 8-10 in New York at Radio City Music Hall. They moved the event back three weeks from its traditional late April time frame in the ever expanding NFL calendar.

The NFL has spoken with the NFLPA about changing the overall football schedule in the future, though the only date change will be related to the NFL Draft this year. The NFL Scouting Combine will continue to take place in Indianapolis from February 19-25, 2014. The new NFL year begins March 11th with the Free Agency and trading period.

The NFL will continue to hold several regional combines on various dates from January 24th through February 16th with a probably Super combine in early April. They have made no decisions regarding dates for the NFL Draft 2015 and beyond. They will look at a number of alternatives including holding the draft at Radio City or at other locations, either in the New York area or in other cities. Some NFL clubs want the event to move to different cities annually, though that will be discussed in the future as there will be no significant changes in the dates of any other off-season event next year.

NFL Mock Draft 2013 - Top Three Rounds

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Final NFL Mock Draft 2013 - Top Three Rounds
Selection Order - * underclassmen - April 25-27

NFL Draft 2013 – Final Mock Draft

Photo – DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida

Over 350 Scouting Reports in Draft Insiders’ Yearbook – Available now – Order on Publication Page

First Round
1 Kansas City - * Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
Alternate Pick: Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan

2 Jacksonville - Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
Alternate Pick: * Sharrif Floyd DT Florida

3 Oakland - * Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
Alternate Pick: Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma

4 Philadelphia - Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
Alternate Pick: Dion Jordan DE Oregon

5 Detroit - * Dee Milliner CB Alabama
Alternate Pick: Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma

6 Cleveland - Dion Jordan DE Oregon
Alternate Pick: * Dee Milliner CB Alabama

7 Arizona - Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU
Alternate Pick: Chance Warmack OG Alabama

8 Buffalo - Chance Warmack OG Alabama
Alternate Pick: Tavon Austin WR West Virginia

9 NY Jets - * Barkevious Mingo DE LSU
Alternate Pick: Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU

10 Tennessee - Star Lotulelei DT Utah
Alternate Pick: * Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

11 San Diego - Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina
Alternate Pick: Star Lotulelei DT Utah

12 Miami - Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Alternate Pick: Tavon Austin WR West Virginia

13 NY Jets (Tampa Bay) - Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
Alternate Pick: * Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St

14 Carolina - * Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
Alternate Pick: * Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St

15 New Orleans - *Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
Alternate Pick: * Barkevious Mingo DE LSU

16 St. Louis - * Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
Alternate Pick: Kenny Vaccaro S Texas

17 Pittsburgh - * Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St
Alternate Pick: *Jarvis Jones LB Georgia

18 Dallas - * D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
Alternate Pick: * Eric Reid S LSU

19 NY Giants - * Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
Alternate Pick: * Eric Reid S LSU

20 Chicago - Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
Alternate Pick: * Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame

21 Cincinnati - * Bjoern Werner DE Florida St
Alternate Pick: * Robert Woods WR Southern Cal

22 St. Louis (Washington) - * Eric Reid S LSU
Alternate Pick: * Robert Woods WR Southern Cal

23 Minnesota - * Robert Woods WR Southern Cal
Alternate Pick: Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina

24 Indianapolis - Desmond Trufant CB Washington
Alternate Pick: Justin Pugh OT Syracuse

25 Minnesota (Seattle) - Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
Alternate Pick: * Zach Ertz TE Stanford

26 Green Bay - Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International
Alternate Pick: * Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M

27 Houston - Geno Smith QB West Virginia
Alternate Pick: Justin Pugh OT Syracuse

28 Denver - * Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M
Alternate Pick: Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International

29 New England - Jamar Taylor CB Boise St
Alternate Pick: Datone Jones DE UCLA

30 Atlanta - Justin Pugh OT Syracuse
Alternate Pick: Jamar Taylor CB Boise St

31 San Francisco - Datone Jones DE UCLA
Alternate Pick: Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International

32 Baltimore - * Kevin Minter LB LSU
Alternate Pick: Menelik Watson OT Florida St

2nd Round
32 Jacksonville Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
34 San Fran (KC) * Matt Elam S Florida
35 Philadelphia E.J. Manuel QB Florida St
36 Detroit Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
37 Cincinnati (Oak) Menelik Watson OT Florida St
38 Arizona Kyle Long OL Oregon
- Cleveland - forfeits pick (WR Josh Gordon/ Supplemental Draft)
39 NY Jets * Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
40 Tennessee Margus Hunt DE SMU
41 Buffalo Matt Barkley QB Southern Cal
42 Miami Terron Armstead OT Arkansas-Pine Bluff
43 Tampa Bay * Corey Lemonier DE Auburn
44 Carolina * Zach Ertz TE Stanford
- New Orleans - forfeits pick (penalty for bounties)
45 San Diego * Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
46 St. Louis * Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
47 Dallas - Kawann Short DT Purdue
48 Pittsburgh - Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi St
49 NY Giants - Cornellius Carradine DE Florida St
50 Chicago - * Travis Frederick OC Wisconsin
51 Washington - Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech
52 Minnesota - Larry Warford OG Kentucky
53 Cincinnati - * Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio St
54 Miami (Indianapolis) - Jordan Poyer CB Oregon St
55 Green Bay - Jamie Collins LB Southern Miss
56 Seattle - * De'Andre Hopkins WR Clemson
57 Houston - * Gavin Escobar TE San Diego St
58 Denver - Robert Alford CB SE Louisiana
59 New England - John Jenkins DT Georgia
60 Atlanta - D.J. Hayden CB Houston
61 San Francisco - * Keenan Allen WR California
62 Baltimore - D.J. Swearinger DB South Carolina

3rd Round
63 Kansas City - Jesse Williams DT Alabama
64 Jacksonville - * Sam Montgomery DE LSU
65 Detroit - Alex Okafor DE Texas
66 Oakland - Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
67 Philadelphia - * David Amerson CB North Carolina St
68 Cleveland - Leon McFadden CB San Diego St
69 Arizona - * Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia
70 Tennessee - Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati
71 Buffalo - Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB UConn
72 NY Jets - Vance McDonald TE Rice
73 Tampa Bay - Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA
74 San Fran (Carolina) - Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M
75 New Orleans - Phillip Thomas S Fresno St
76 San Diego - * Nickell Robey CB Southern Cal
77 Miami - Markus Wheaton WR Oregon St
78 St. Louis - * Bennie Logan DT LSU
79 Pittsburgh - Terrance Williams WR Baylor
80 Dallas - * Gio Bernard RB North Carolina
81 NY Giants - Arthur Brown LB Kansas St
82 Miami (Chicago) - B.W. Webb CB William & Mary
83 Minnesota - Sio Moore LB UConn
84 Cincinnati - Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers
85 Washington - * Jordan Reed TE Florida
86 Indianapolis - Barrett Jones OL Alabama
87 Seattle - Jon Bostic LB Florida
88 Green Bay - Aaron Dobson WR Marshall
89 Houston - Marquise Goodwin WR Texas
90 Denver - Andre Ellington RB Clemson
91 New England - Trevardo Williams LB UConn
92 Atlanta - Chris Gragg TE Arkansas
93 San Francisco - * Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma
94 Baltimore - Brian Schwenke C California
95 Houston (comp) - Darius Slay CB Mississippi St.
96 Kansas City (comp) - * Akeem Spence DT Illinois
97 Tennessee (comp) - * Da’Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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 2013 - Final Top 100 Pro Prospect Value Board

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NFL Draft 2013 – Final Top 100 Pro Prospect Value Board Rankings

Photo – OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M

NFL Draft 2013 - Luke Joeckel heads deep Offensive line group that will dominate the first round and top 100 overall selections

Top 100 NFL Prospects NFL Draft 2013
Final Value Board - April 25th * underclassmen

1 * Luke Joeckel - OT - Texas A&M
2 * Sharrif Floyd - DT - Florida
3 Eric Fisher - OT - Central Michigan
4 Lane Johnson - OT - Oklahoma
5 * Dee Milliner - CB - Alabama
6 Dion Jordan - DE - Oregon
7 Chance Warmack - OG - Alabama
8 Star Lotulelei - DT - Utah
9 Jonathan Cooper - OG - North Carolina
10 * Tyler Eifert - TE - Notre Dame
11 Tavon Austin - WR - West Virginia
12 Ezekiel Ansah - DE - BYU
13 * Sheldon Richardson - DT - Missouri
14 Kenny Vaccaro - FS - Texas
15 * Xavier Rhodes - CB - Florida St
16 * Bjoern Werner - DE - Florida St
17 * Cordarrelle Patterson - WR - Tennessee
18 * Barkevious Mingo - DE - LSU
19 * D.J. Fluker - OT - Alabama
20 *Jarvis Jones - LB - Georgia
21 * Eric Reid - FS - LSU
22 * Alec Ogletree - LB - Georgia
23 Desmond Trufant - CB - Washington
24 Sylvester Williams - DT - North Carolina
25 Matt Barkley - QB - Southern Cal
26 * Robert Woods - WR - Southern Cal
27 Jamie Collins - LB - Southern Miss
28 * Zach Ertz - TE - Stanford
29 * Damontre Moore - DE - Texas A&M
30 Geno Smith - QB - West Virginia
31 Manti Te'o - LB - Notre Dame
32 Ryan Nassib - QB - Syracuse
33 Justin Pugh - OT - Syracuse
34 Margus Hunt - DE - SMU
35 Jamar Taylor - CB - Boise St
36 * Kevin Minter - LB - LSU
37 Menelik Watson - OT - Florida St
38 Jonathan Cyprien - S - Florida Inter
39 Datone Jones - DE - UCLA
40 * Matt Elam - FS - Florida
41 Terron Armstead - OT - Arkansas-Pine Bluff
42 Johnthan Banks - CB - Mississippi St
43 Cornellius Carradine - DE - Florida St
44 Kyle Long - OG - Oregon
45 John Jenkins - DT - Georgia
46 * Logan Ryan - CB - Rutgers
47 * Corey Lemonier - DE - Auburn
48 * Travis Frederick - OC - Wisconsin
49 Quinton Patton - WR - Louisiana Tech
50 D.J. Hayden - CB - Houston
51 E.J. Manuel - QB - Florida St
52 Kawann Short - DT - Purdue
53 * Sam Montgomery - DE - LSU
54 * Johnathan Hankins - DT - Ohio St
55 Alex Okafor - DE - Texas
56 * Gavin Escobar - TE - San Diego St
57 * Eddie Lacy - RB - Alabama
58 Jordan Poyer - CB - Oregon St
59 Larry Warford - OG - Kentucky
60 * Justin Hunter - WR - Tennessee
61 Blidi Wreh-Wilson - CB - UConn
62 D.J. Swearinger - DB - South Carolina
63 Trevardo Williams - LB - UConn
64 * David Amerson - CB - NC St
65 Markus Wheaton - WR - Oregon St
66 Sio Moore - LB - UConn
67 Arthur Brown - LB - Kansas St
68 Montee Ball - RB - Wisconsin
69 * De'Andre Hopkins - WR - Clemson
70 Jesse Williams - DT - Alabama
71 Travis Kelce - TE - Cincinnati
72 * Keenan Allen - WR - California
73 Barrett Jones - OL - Alabama
74 Vance McDonald - TE - Rice
75 Ryan Swope - WR - Texas A&M
76 Johnathan Franklin - RB - UCLA
77 Terrance Williams - WR - Baylor
78 Tyler Wilson - QB - Arkansas
79 Phillip Thomas - S - Fresno St
80 B.W. Webb - CB - William & Mary
81 Leon McFadden - CB - San Diego St
82 * Gio Bernard - RB - North Carolina
83 Khaseem Greene - LB - Rutgers
84 * Stedman Bailey - WR - West Virginia
85 * Jordan Reed - TE - Florida
86 * Bennie Logan - DT - LSU
87 * Da’Rick Rogers - WR - Tennessee Tech
88 Robert Alford - CB - SE Louisiana
89 Aaron Dobson - WR - Marshall
90 Chris Gragg - TE - Arkansas
91 Brian Schwenke - C - California
92 Darius Slay - CB - Mississippi St.
93 Malliciah Goodman - DE - Clemson
94 Brian Winters - OT - Kent St
95 Marquise Goodwin - WR - Texas
96 * David Bakhtiari - OT - Colorado
97 Andre Ellington - RB - Clemson
98 * Akeem Spence - DT - Illinois
99 * Kenny Stills - WR - Oklahoma
100 * Marcus Lattimore - RB - South Carolina

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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 2013 - 'The Dirty Dozen' - Top 12 Small College Pro Prospects

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Small College Prospects for the NFL Draft 2013

NFL Draft 2013 – Dirty Dozen – Top 12 Small College Prospects

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Photo - OT Terron Armstead - Arkansas Pine-Bluff

The Dirty Dozen - Top 12 Small College Players For the NFL Draft
Every NFL club scouts the nation in hopes of landing the next great sleeper prospect in the NFL Draft. The small college ranks has supplied many NFL Hall of Fame prospects over the past fifty years with a litany of stars like receiver Jerry Rice, runner Walter Payton and QBs Joe Flacco, Tony Romo and Doug Williams from programs like Delaware, Grambling and Jackson St. from across the nation. This year's class will produce several players in the top 100 picks. There should be as many as 25 draft selections over 7 rounds. It is an interesting group with several talented prospects mainly on the offensive line and in the secondary.

This year’s group of small college pro prospects ranks among the better classes of the past decade and is especially deep in the secondary. This is one of the better groups of small college defensive backs I have scouted and could rival last year’s group of talented pro prospects from the lower levels. I made my bones on scouting small college prospects like QB Joe Flacco, OG Jahri Evans, WR Miles Austin, QB and Tony Romo and defensive back Lardarius Webb. I was very high on all of those Pro Bowl caliber prospects when they struggled even getting invitations to any postseason events leading up to their NFL Draft class.

The highest rated small college prospects are OT Terron Armstead, wideout Da’Rick Rogers and CBs B.W. Webb and Robert Alford who should come off the board in the top 100 selections. Armstead heads a solid group of small college offensive linemen that could see as many as 5 to 8 prospects selected over the seven rounds. Armstead joins a terrific offensive tackle group and tested out the best in a talented group at the NFL Combine. He displays rare athleticism for a 320 lb. blocker. Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers is an intriguing prospect who ranks with any pass catcher in this class. He combines fine size, athleticism and agility to contribute immediately in three wideout sets with the upside potential to be as good as any receiver in this entire class. The secondary and offensive line should provide many draft selections overall in the NFL Draft 2013 once again and the small college ranks should be well represented over the three days. Running back Miguel Maysonet is our offensive sleeper this year with the talent to shock people as a pro runner. He is an excellent goal line runner with the talent to be a huge surprise and become a 1A type back in a pro offense.

Note: In recent years, our highest rated small college players were QB Joe Flacco, corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Johnny Knox and Kendall Langford who were all early NFL starters. Some have performed brilliantly over their careers and become key performers in their clubs’ playoff runs.

The Dirty Dozen - Top 12 Small College Players For the NFL Draft
Players ranked below

1. OT Terron Armstead - 6’5” 320 lbs. - Arkansas Pine-Bluff
Powerful mobile lineman completed an excellent small college career starting at left tackle over most of his career. He projects to both tackle and guard with an early NFL starting grade on the inside. He has shown all the necessary physical tools to develop into an NFL starting left tackle. He is a blue chip athlete with fine footwork, flexibility and athletic ability. He can be one of the real gems in this class and is a rising prospect off excellent Senior Bowl and NFL Combine performances. He is our #1 small college prospect with the talent to start immediately inside. He could be the biggest bargain in this class in the 2nd round and rival the top prospects in this outstanding tackle class.

2. CB B.W. Webb - 5’10” 185 lbs. - William&Mary
Fast athletically gifted small college defensive back had a good postseason that showcased his fine skill set. He is one of the best pure cover man in this draft class. He had an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine that moved him into the early rounds. He carries an early NFL starting grade off his fine measurables, skill set and fine postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package very early in his career with definite upside as a starting corner within time.

3. WR Da’Rick Rogers - 6’2” 210 lbs. - Tennessee Tech
Big athletic small college receiver had a good postseason that has him moving up the rankings. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at just less than 6’2” and ran a 4.50 time on watches. He had a fine workout that validated his fine performance both at Tech and his early SEC efforts with Tennessee. He shows the separation speed to get behind the secondary and make the big play. He displays very good hands and the fine body control to track and adjust to the ball well in flight. He has been able to get deep and hit the home run. He is the best red zone receivers in this class and arguably the top receiver, though his off the field issues will keep him out of the top two rounds. Athlete with a nice combination of size, speed and receiving skills to be a true #1 receiver in the right offense. Potential Pro Bowler with maturity.

4. CB Robert Alford - 5’11” 190 lbs. - Southeastern Louisiana
Fast athletically gifted small college defensive back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the early rounds. He had an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine that moved him into the top 100 prospects. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually at cornerback off his fine measurables, skill set and postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package fairly early in his career with definite upside as a starting corner. He has the speed and physical talent to match up in the vertical game in man situations that elevates his stock. He faces a clear learning curve in zone coverage, but shows the raw talent and savvy to become a starting NFL corner.

5. DT Brandon Williams - 6’3” 320 lbs. - Missouri Southern St.
Powerful mobile lineman completed an excellent small college career that culminated with a strong performance at the Senior Bowl. He projects to both pro schemes inside at tackle with the ability to play the three technique or nose tackle spots. He has shown all the necessary physical tools to develop into an NFL starter and is a good athlete with excellent strength that translates to power in the middle. He has fine footwork, flexibility and athletic ability. He can be one of the real gems in this class and is a rising prospect off a good Senior Bowl performances. He is our #1 small college defensive line prospect with the talent to start immediately inside. He could be the biggest bargain in this class in the middle rounds.

6. DT Dontori Hughes - 6’4” 325 lbs. - Tennessee-Martin
Massive athletic tackle completed a good small college career after transferring from Tennessee. He shows the skill set to develop into an NFL starting lineman. He can play in either scheme at tackle with some thought of him playing end in five technique spot. He has the size, bulk, reach and footwork to earn a starting grade inside. He has shown all the necessary physical tools to develop and is a good athlete with strong base, footwork, technique and athletic ability. He can be one of the real hidden gems in this class and has NFL starting talent. We have scouted him extensively over recent seasons and rank him in a marginal Top 150 prospect. He could be a major sleeper and bargain with the talent to start early.

7. Safety Cooper Taylor - 6’3” 225 lbs. - Richmond
Big athletic small college defensive back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the early middle rounds. He had an impressive performance at the East-West Shrine week that earned him high grades for many scouts. He also had a strong Pro Day workout after incredibly not going to the NFL Combine. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually at safety off his fine measurables, skill set and good postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package early at either safety or linebacker in his career with definite upside as a starting safety.

8. Safety J.J. Wilcox - 6’ 215 lbs. - Georgia Southern
Tough athletic small college defensive back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the middle rounds. He had an impressive performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine that moved him into the top 125 prospects. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually at strong safety off his fine measurables, skill set and fine All-star performance. He moved to safety late in his career and needs some time to settle into a system and learn the finer points of defensive play. He is one of the premier special teams defenders in this class and capable of blocking kicks and winning the gunner role on coverage units. He is a versatile defender who is capable of playing early in all the package defenses.

9. RB Miguel Maysonet - 5’9” 210 lbs. - Stony Brook
Talented small college running back had a good postseason that has elevated his stock into the middle rounds. He did not workout at the NFL Combine due to a hamstring injury, but had an impressive Pro Day that probably keeps him as a 3rd day selection. He carries a possible NFL starting grade in time with the compact frame and natural cutting skills to create space. He probably plays on special teams and looks to win a kickoff return role. He has the package to become a 1A type fairly early in his career with definite upside as a starting feature back. Great late steal with starting talent.

10. FB/H-back Kyle Juszczyk - 6’1” 235 lbs. - Harvard
Mobile small college fullback/tight end has improved over his career, showing the versatility to fill a few roles for a pro offense. He completed his career with a strong performance including the Senior Bowl week and NFL Combine. He has a quick burst to the line with fine hands and run after the catch ability to be a strong factor in a pro passing game. He has the talent to fill a few roles including H-back with the speed to make a play. He has proven to be a very reliable receiver with top hands and the ability to make yardage after the reception. He did not attend the NFL Combine, though at his Pro Day, he run in the 4.7 range with a strong performance as a receiver. At the Senior Bowl, he showed good technique as a blocker to be up to NFL standards. Excellent 3rd day value with the upside potential to become a starter in time and good early role performer.

11. DE Mike Catapano - 6’4” 270 lbs. - Princeton
Tough mobile defender had an excellent final season that earned him postseason invitations. He has intriguing measurables with the size and speed to fill the end position in the 4-3 set. He has the talent to help immediately in a line rotation. He needs to settle into a defense and learn the scheme and improve his initial reads to face NFL caliber blockers. He had a very good performance at the East-West week that moved him into the top 200 prospects. He carries an NFL starting grade eventually off his fine measurables, skill set, intangibles and postseason efforts. He probably plays in the nickel package fairly early in his career where his pass rushing talent earns him playing time. He is capable of being an early serviceable defender with starting potential in time.

12. LB Keith Pough - 6’2” 235 lbs. - Howard U (Md)
Rangy tough defender had a strong performance at the small college level. He has the size, quickness, instincts and toughness to play either side in the standard 4-3 set. He has keen instincts and his strength translates well to the field, though he has only adequate speed and quickness to run with receivers and match up with tailbacks. He has the nice athleticism to make the adjustment to the pro game, though he must show he has the skill set to be a surprise and could start fairly soon in his career. During his Pro Day workout, he improved his forty times in the mid 4.7 time range after a disappointing 4.90 time at the NFL Combine. He ranks in our Top 250 prospects in this report.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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 2013 - Bosie St's Jamar Taylor - Yearbook Scouting Report

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NFL Draft 2013 – Jamar Taylor of Boise St -
Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report

Jamar Taylor is one of 350 Scouting Reports in Draft Insiders’ Yearbook – available now – Order on Publication page

Photo – CB Jamar Taylor – Boise St.

CB Jamar Taylor #5 - Boise State - 5’11” 190 - Speed 4.40 - Hindu Theory: DeAngelo Hall
Fast athletic senior corner completed his career starting three seasons while earning MWC honors his final two seasons. Jamar had a strong performance over the 2012 season and postseason as one of the nation’s premier cover defenders. He started in the BSU program since his sophomore season with 34 starts out of 47 games. He flashed well-developed talent over that period with consistency in both run and pass defense. He has developed into one of the nation’s premier cover men which earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl where he had a strong week. He is a good athlete with adequate size and outstanding natural cover skills including excellent speed and quickness to match up with fast NFL caliber receivers. He has a strong compact frame with the skill set to play early as a pro. He is a quick twitch corner with very good footwork, fine closing speed and sound instincts to start in any scheme with some development. He breaks on the ball very quickly with the catch up speed to make up for mistakes if he doesn’t surrender too much ground early on the down. He has natural movement skills with the ability to flip his hips and quickly come out of his breaks with a smooth transition. He can mirror receivers well in man situations and has the flexibility to plant and drive on the ball. His suddenness, quickness and COD skills allow him to gamble and make plays. He is a well-developed prospect who performed at a high level and showed the natural athleticism to man the NFL corner position. He gets fooled by double moves in coverage and needs reps and discipline in all the basics of the position. He has a fine low backpedal with the burst out of it to close quickly and break up passes. He has keen instincts in zone coverage with fine awareness and the ability to trust his eyes to react to the ball or routes. Despite his smallish frame, he can be a reliable tackler in run support and shows the ability to come up with improving tackling technique. In the open field, he can be a reliable tackler and breaks down well in space. As a senior, he started all 13 games and made 51 tackles with 4 picks, 3 FF and 9 PBU, earning 1st team MWC honors. As a junior, he started 9 of 9 games, missing four games due to a broken leg. He made 27 tackles with 2 picks and 6 PBU in a solid overall effort. As a sophomore, he started all 12 games and had 35 tackles, 3 FF, no interceptions and 2 PBU in a good performance. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 5’10” and 193 lbs. He ran 4.39 and 4.46 times with a fast 1.55 time in the 1st ten yards. He also added a 35” VJ and a 10’7” BJ. He did 22 reps with a 4.06 in the short shuttle and a 6.82 in three cone with good overall positional drills. As a corner, he has good recovery speed and has definite NFL starting ability with the toughness and coverage skills to be an every down defender and possibly as a rookie. He is disciplined consistently in zone coverage and has good initial play recognition to win a full time starting job. His high level of development indicates he can either start or play the nickel corner role immediately. He is similar to DeAngelo Hall in size, AA and in overall development. Rising well developed corner who is one of the best pure cover man in this class. Probable early 2nd day selection with the physical package to develop into an early starter. Rising top 60 prospect with highly developed skill set to be rookie starter. Clubs like the Dolphins, Steelers and Packers are interested in 2nd round. Solid early starter with high level.
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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