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NFL Draft 2015 - RB Todd Gurley - Georgia - Yearbook Scouting Report


RB Todd Gurley - Georgia - Yearbook Scouting Report

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Photo - RB Todd Gurley - Georgia

Todd Gurley #3 - Georgia - 6-1, 225 - Sp. 4.50
Hindu Theory: Adrian Peterson - Rating 90

Huge powerful speedy tailback is one of the most gifted runners to come along over the past decade. His career was cut short in 2014 by a torn ACL, that along with a four game suspension limited him to just six games last fall. Over that time, he still gained a pretty amazing 911 yards at 7.4 a pop and scored 9 TDs. Possesses an NFL body with a well-developed muscular frame. He has the natural ability to drop his pads and square up when attacking the line and seamlessly bounces off would be tacklers. Shows natural balance as a runner with the power and determination to be difficult to slow down, very seldom taken down by the first tackler. Reads his initial blocks very well. Shows a feel for finding daylight. Powers through creases with authority and the speed to stick-and-go with an extreme burst out of his cuts. Shows the ability to juke and shift his weight very well, especially for a 225 lb. runner. Able to string multiple moves together, including wicked jump cuts that can leave tacklers flailing at air. Uses his fine speed and long strides to eat up yards in a hurry. Large, natural glue-like hands as a receiver out of the backfield and is a willing, alert blocker in pass protection. Very uncommon combination of speed and power with huge pro upside when healthy. Extremely strong lower body and maintains balance well after contact. Appears to effortlessly run through attempted arm tackles. His speed makes him a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Extremely tough to tackle from an angle. Presses line very well to set up cut-back opportunities. Able to decisively get downhill, showing fine knee bend and forward lean. Effectively slips through some very small holes and explode out the other side. Shows quick, tight footwork getting to the second level. Can sink his hips and explode through a tackler or side-step and hit the throttle, which causes safeties to hesitate when coming downhill. Able to turn speed into power between tackles or when turning the corner. Seldom looks to go out of bounds and works to finish every run. In 2014, an outstanding 61.9% of his rushing yards came after contact. Strong hands and carries ball securely close to his body. Just fumbled three times in 510 carries. He is highly developed as a receiver to be an immediate three down feature back combining excellent hands and explosive big play ability after the catch. As a blocker, he will face up with linebackers, but needs hand technique development to be a finished complete feature back.
The Numbers: As a senior, he started the first 6 games and rushed for 911 yards on 123 carries for a 7.4 average and 9 TDs. He added 12 receptions for 57 yards before the four game suspension and then the ACL injury terminated his season. For the 2013 season, he rushed for 989 yards on 165 attempts for 6 yard average and 10 TDs. He added 37 receptions for 441 yards and 6 TDs. As a freshman in 2012, he had his best season and rushed for 1385 yards on 222 carries for a 6.2 average and 17 TDs, starting 14 games. He added 16 receptions for 117 yards. Over his career, he rushed for 3285 yards on 510 attempts for a fine 6.4 average and 36 TDs plus totaled 65 receptions for 615 yards and 6 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’1” and 222 lbs. and did 17 reps, but did not run or participate in the leaping and agility drills or positional drills due to rehabbing ACL injury.
The Skinny: Physical downhill thumper with the talent to be an immediate feature back. As a blocker, he shows quick reactions and toughness to face up with defenders and use his strong frame and agility. He can be his own blocker and runs both inside and outside. His receiving skills have developed nicely with reps, though he must continue to improve in that role. He has the natural running skills to be a difference maker and is similar to Adrian Peterson or former feature back Jamil Lewis in size, running style and big play abilities. Excellent early round addition with the skill set to be an impact player and core weapon. Top kickoff returner. Top 25 prospect with talent to be the best back in years once healthy.
Draft Projection: 1st 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.

NFL Draft 2015 - Top 100 Pro Prospects


Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2015
– April, 2015 –

Draft Insiders’ Yearbook 2015 – Over 300 Scouting Reports
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Photo – RB Tevin Coleman - Indiana

Top 100 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2015
* underclassmen

Pro Prospect / Pos / School
1. *Leonard Williams - DL - Southern California
2. *Jameis Winston - QB - Florida State
3. *Amari Cooper - WR - Alabama
4. *Marcus Mariota - QB - Oregon
5. *Dante Fowler - DE - Florida
6. Kevin White - WR - West Virginia
7. Vic Beasley - LB - Clemson
8. Brandon Scherff - OT - Iowa
9. DeVante Parker - WR - Louisville
10. *Shane Ray - LB - Missouri
11. *Andrus Peat - OT - Stanford
12. *Trae Waynes - CB - Michigan St
13. La'el Collins - G/T - LSU
14. Danny Shelton - DT - Washington
15. *Todd Gurley - RB - Georgia
16. *Malcom Brown - `DT - Texas
17. *Breshad Perriman - WR - Central Florida
18. *Landon Collins - SS - Alabama
19. Alvin Dupree - DE - Kentucky
20. *Eddie Goldman - DT - Florida St
21. *Melvin Gordon - RB - Wisconsin
22. *Ereck Flowers - OT - Miami
23. *Arik Armstead - DT - Oregon
24. *Marcus Peters - CB - Washington
25. *DJ Humphries - OT - Florida
26. *Nelson Agholor - WR - Southern California
27. Kevin Johnson - CB - Wake Forest
28. *Dorial Green-Beckham - WR - Oklahoma
29. *Randy Gregory - DE - Nebraska
30. Byron Jones - CB - UConn
31. *T.J. Clemmings - OT - Pittsburgh
32. Eric Kendricks - LB - UCLA
33. *Jordan Phillips - DT - Oklahoma
34. *Shaq Thompson - LB - Washington
35. Cameron Erving - C/T - Florida St
36. *Jaelen Strong - WR - Arizona St
37. Carl Davis - DT - Iowa
38. *Maxx Williams - TE - Minnesota
39. Jake Fisher - OT - Oregon
40. Stephone Anthony - LB - Clemson
41. *Ronald Darby - CB - Florida St
42. *Eli Harold - LB - Virginia
43. *Jalen Collins - CB - LSU
44. *Devin Funchess - WR - Michigan
45. *Bernardrick McKinney - LB - Mississippi St
46. *Donovan Smith - OT - Penn State
47. *Danielle Hunter - DE - LSU
48. Devin Smith - WR - Ohio State
49. *Mario Edwards - DE - Florida St
50. Phillip Dorsett - WR - Miami
For Pro Prospects #51 thru #100 go to next page

NFL Draft 2015 - LB Vic Beasley - 2015 Yearbook Scouting Report -


LB Vic Beasley - 2015 Yearbook Scouting Report

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Photo - Vic Beasley - Clemson

Vic Beasley #3 - Clemson - 6-2, 245 - Sp. 4.55
Hindu Theory: Von Miller - Rating 92

Explosive dynamic senior tweener completed his career as a two-time 1st team consensus All-American. Also named ACC Defensive Player-of-the-Year in 2014. Fast quick twitch edge athlete that will likely play up as a linebacker in the pros after lining up as an end in college. Emerged as one of the rising prospects in this class after excellent back to back seasons and an eye popping performance at the NFL Combine. Showed up in Indy weighing 11 lbs. above his usual playing weight, yet still burned up the track with outstanding 40 times. Vic has perhaps the best first step in this class. Rare burst off the ball often gets tackles off-balance and allows him to cross their face. Displays flexibility to avoid their reach and turn the corner with superb closing speed. Besides his speed rush, possesses a balanced spin move to counter inside and a better than expected bull rush. Smaller than scouts would prefer if he remains at defensive end. More powerful than he appears, with broad shoulders and impressive upper body development. Shows he can get hands under the tackle's reach and walk much bigger pass-blockers back into the QB. Excellent pursuit speed, with the determination to chase down ball-carriers from behind and the explosive tackling ability to dislodge the ball. Shows good ball awareness, often ripping and tugging when he gets the chance and has seven career FF. Graduated prior to the 2014 season with a degree in Sociology. Excellent three sport athlete in HS. Recruited as a defensive athlete after playing running back, tight end and defensive end in HS. Sometimes will struggle vs the run when he loses track of the play, take bad angles or seems unmotivated when the play goes to the opposite side of the field. Sometimes takes on blockers too high and gets washed out of the play. Below average ability to anchor or set the edge vs the run. Lacks the girth to hold his ground against tackles or even tight ends at times. Lacks ideal arm length. At times seems content to stay blocked when his pass rush stalls. Projects as an OLB in either front best, though could be a 4-3 weak side end in some schemes. Among the very best pure edge rushers in this draft, though could be even better with more diversity in his rush moves. Good football character and the talent to be a major impact. Looks likely to be a top 10 selection in the upcoming draft. As a senior, he had 37 tackles, a team-high 21.5 TFL, a team-high 12 sacks, 9 QB pressures, 3 PBU, 2 FF, 1 FR and a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown in 557 snaps over 13 games with 12 starts. As a junior, had 44 tackles, 23 TFL, 13 sacks, 12 QB pressures, 6 PBU, 4 FF, and 1 FR in 560 snaps over 13 games. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’2” even, 246 lbs. with 32 1/2” arms. He ran a blazing 4.53 time with a 1.59 ten yard split and did 35 reps. He added a 41” VL and a 10’10” BJ. He looked very sharp in the positional drills and had impressive times of a 6.91 three cone and a 4.15 in the short shuttle. He looked very sharp in the positional drills where he worked with the linebackers. Best suited for the attack backer role in a 3-4 defense where his playmaking ability off the edge shows an elite skill set. He flashed many of the same skills as Von Miller and Bruce Irvin, two fast rising prospects who jumped into the first round. He resembles Miller in size, initial burst and positional versatility. Needs to show more power to separate quicker and win on power as a bull rusher to compliment his outstanding edge speed. Fast rushers command a very high premium and this prospect will come off the board in the top 10-12 picks with his big upside and impact ability. Clubs like the Falcons, Bears, Saints and Browns have him earmarked for 1st round.
Draft Projection: 1st Round - Top 10 pick

NFL Draft 2015 - Wideout Breshad Perriman Scouting Report


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Breshad Perriman #11 - UCF - 6-2, 215 -
Sp. 4.30 - Hindu Theory: Julio Jones

Physical true junior playmaker has been one of the most consistent performers in the AAC since midway of his freshman season. Big strong frame with agility, leaping ability and deceptive speed to become a solid #2 pro possession receiver. Earned AAC honors all three seasons, working with Blake Bortles his first two years. Physical agile receiver who shows a burst of speed that allows him to separate deep and make big plays. He has nice quickness for a prospect of his dimensions with good run after the catch ability. After playing in a pro-style offense, he is a well-developed in reading coverage and running a full route tree. After the catch, he is a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Possesses very good hands and body control to make acrobatic catches. Deceptive separation speed to get deep with a long gliding style and the burst to track the ball well. He also has good open field running skills after he gets his hands on the ball to create problems. Components to become an early NFL starter - speed, quickness, hands and the running skills to make plays. His ability to separate and beat cover men deep will command attention in the early rounds. At the line, he needs to shows he can beat the bump and run vs NFL caliber defenders after rarely facing that technique or type of athlete. Ability to handle the physicality of the NFL game where his functional strength and athleticism allows him to win most matchups. He is dangerous on the slip screen where he displays good running skills after the catch and is especially dangerous on the shorter routes and best suited for the West Coast offense. His ability to find the end zone and his natural running ability will earn him a pro starting grade. He shows the ability to adjust his routes and come back for the ball. Developed nicely as a route runner with the ability to get in and out of his breaks well considering his size and bulk. He shows the ability to stay on his routes and go over the middle. On the deep pass, he has developed good instincts tracking with fine leaping skills, body control and hands to make big plays. Shows the ability to adjust quickly with the speed off the line to eat up a corner’s cushion when he comes off the line clean. Retains his speed well at the break point and creates nice separation with the talent to find holes in zone coverage to provide a reliable target. One of the best blockers in this class.
The Numbers: As a junior, he started 13 games and caught 50 passes for 1044 yards and 9 TDs for a 20.9 yard average that earned first team AAC honors. As a true sophomore, he started 12 games and caught 39 passes for 811 yards for 4 TDs and a 20.8 average and first team AAC honors. Over his short three year career, he caught 115 passes for over 2243 yards and 16 TDs. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at 6’2” and 212 lbs. He did not lift or perform the agility and leaping drills. At his pro day, he ran a sub 4.3 time with a 4.26 time and a 1.51 ten yard split. He added 18 reps, a 36.5” VL and 10’7” BL. He did not perform the agility drills.
The Skinny: Big fast developing playmaker with the talent to change games as a receiver. One of this class’s emerging threats, displaying the burst of speed to get vertical and fine run after the catch ability. He has a nose for the end zone and is very effective in jump ball situations in the red zone. Similar to Julio Jones in size, speed and playmaking ability. Marginal top 50 player and a good addition for a pro passing attack. Teams like Raiders, Jaguars and Rams interested. Talented prospect to be a solid NFL starter who continues to improve.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

NFL Combine 2015 – Receivers Head Workout Warriors


NFL Combine 2015 – Workout Warriors
The wide receiver group was the strongest group at the NFL Combine with several outstanding performances. This year’s class will follow last year’s bumper crop of receivers and provide the NFL with numerous new impact players for the critical position. Draft Insiders will have in-depth scouting reports including extensive NFL Combine analysis in 2015 Yearbook available early April.

Photo - WR Devin Smith - Ohio St.

NFL Combine Impact Performers

Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Jameis Winston, Florida State

Running Backs
Jeremy Langford, Michigan State
Karlos Williams, Florida State

Wide Receivers
Kevin White, West Virginia
Amari Cooper, Alabama
Phillip Dorsett, Miami (Fla.)
Chris Conley, Georgia
Devin Smith, Ohio State
Jaelen Strong, Arizona State

Tight Ends
MyCole Pruitt, Southern Illinois
Wes Saxton, South Alabama

Offensive Linemen
Ali Marpet (OT), Hobart
D.J. Humphries (OT), Florida
Ereck Flowers (OT), Miami
Laken Tomlinson (OG), Duke

Defensive Players

Leonard Williams (DT), USC
Dante Fowler (DE), Florida
Bud Dupree (DE), Kentucky
Danielle Hunter (DE), LSU

Vic Beasley (LB), Clemson
Kwon Alexander (OLB), LSU
Stephone Anthony (ILB), Clemson
Davis Tull (LB), Chattanooga

Byron Jones (CB), Connecticut
Trae Waynes (CB), Michigan State
Jalen Collins (CB), LSU
Kevin Johnson (CB), Wake Forest

Landon Collins (FS), Alabama
Damarious Randall (FS), Arizona State

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 Combine 2015 Breakdown


NFL Combine 2015 Breakdown

Here are some numbers for the players invited to participate at this year's NFL Scouting Combine, which runs from Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis. NFL Network will provide live coverage of the event.

Photo – TE Maxx Williams - Minnesota

Position breakdown
Quarterbacks: 15
Running backs: 36 (including 2 fullbacks)
Wide receivers: 44
Tight ends: 19
Offensive linemen: 52 (34 tackles, 12 guards, 6 centers)
Defensive linemen: 56 (32 ends, 21 tackles, 3 nose tackles)
Linebackers: 34 (17 outside, 17 inside)
Defensive backs: 54 (33 cornerbacks, 13 free safeties, 8 strong safeties)
Specialists: 13 (7 punters, 5 kickers, 1 long snapper)

Conference breakdown
SEC: 68. Every conference school except Vanderbilt has at least one participant, and every league school except Mississippi (two), Tennessee (two) and Vanderbilt has at least four. Seven schools have at least five.
ACC: 57. Every conference school except North Carolina has at least one participant. Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, and Miami have at least seven participants and combine to have 38.
Pac-12: 44. Every conference school has at least one participant except Arizona, which won the Pac-12 South; California; and Colorado. Five schools have at least five.
Big Ten: 39. Every conference school except Illinois has at least one participant, and two have at least five. The division winners, Ohio State and Wisconsin, have a combined six.
Big 12: 31. Every conference school except Oklahoma State and Texas Tech has at least one participant, and three schools have at least five.
FCS schools: 27. Chattanooga, FCS champ North Dakota State, and Towson each have two participants.
Mountain West: 16. Air Force, New Mexico, San Jose State, and Utah State have no participants. The other league schools have at least one each; Colorado State has five, and Fresno State has three.
AAC: 14. Cincinnati, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, and USF have no participants. The other six schools have at least one participant each, and three schools have at least three. UCF leads with four.
Mid-American: 9. Central Michigan has three participants; Ball State, Massachusetts, Miami, Northern Illinois, Toledo, and Western Michigan each have one.
Conference USA: 5. Florida Atlantic, Rice, Southern Miss, UAB, and UTEP each have one participant.
Independents: 5. Notre Dame has three participants, and BYU and Navy have one each.
Sun Belt: 5. South Alabama and Texas State have two participants each; Louisiana-Monroe has one.
Division II Schools: 2 - Harding (Ark.) and Newberry (S.C.) each have one participant.
Division III Schools: 1 - Hobart (N.Y.) has one participant.

Schools with most Pro Prospects
There are 13 schools with at least six participants:
Florida State: 12
Alabama: 11
Louisville: 11
Florida: 9
Miami: 8
Oklahoma: 8
Auburn: 7
Clemson: 7
Oregon: 7
USC: 7
LSU: 6
Michigan State: 6
Stanford: 6

More NFL Combine facts and figures
• Eight power conference schools have no participants: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.

• National champion Ohio State has four participants.

• The number of quarterbacks invited, 15, is the fewest since at least 2005. There were 16 in 2013 and at least 18 in every other year from 2005-14.

• This is the third year in a row with 35 linebacker participants.

• There will be 12 guards at the combine. Five of them played in the ACC, and four played in the SEC. The only other FBS conference with a guard participating is the Big 12, which has two.

• For the second year in a row, there are no QBs from the Big Ten. And one year after having no QBs, the Pac-12 has four this year.

• Michigan State leads the Big Ten with six participants, but that figure would rank tied for fourth in the SEC, fifth in the ACC, tied for third in the Pac-12, and second in the Big 12.

• Colorado State, which is in the Mountain West, has five participants; that's more than all but one team in the Big Ten and Big 12 and more than all but two teams in the Pac-12.

• Central Michigan has as many participants as Michigan and Nebraska (3). East Carolina also has three, which is three more than North Carolina and one more than North Carolina St. Memphis has three, which is one more than Tennessee (2) and Vanderbilt (0) combined. FCS member Tenn-Chattanooga has as many participants as Tennessee. Texas St has two participants, which is two more than Texas Tech.

#1 Guard A.J. Cann Heads Five South Carolina Prospects for NFL Combine


A.J. Cann Heads Five SC Prospects for NFL Combine

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Photo – Guard A.J. Cann - South Carolina

Five former University of South Carolina football players have been invited to participate in the 2015 NFL Combine. The combine will take place from February 17-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and will feature more than 300 top prospects.

Those Gamecocks invited to participate are tight end Rory Anderson, offensive guard A.J. Cann, running back Mike Davis, offensive tackle Corey Robinson and defensive tackle J.T. Surratt.
Cann is Draft Insiders’ #1 guard prospect after starting four seasons vs tough SEC talent while earning conference honors his final two seasons. He looks to solidify his #1 ranking with a strong workout. Currently, he is ranked in the Top 40 overall prospects by Draft Insiders’.

NFL top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 pro teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. The players will go through a series of measurements, interviews and workout drills over a four-day period.

Participants are determined annually by a selection committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.

The Gamecocks will hold their annual Pro Timing Day on Wednesday, April 1.

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.

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