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NFL Draft 2014 Prospect - Ohio St. Linebacker Ryan Shazier


NFL Draft 2014 Prospect - Linebacker Ryan Shazier

Photo – LB Ryan Shazier - Ohio St.

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Ryan Shazier #10 - 6-1, 240 - Ohio St - Sp. 4.45 - Rating 92
Hindu Theory: Derrick Brooks

Explosive junior linebacker is one of the best hitters and most productive defensive players in this draft class after another terrific performance last fall. Ryan completed a strong college career with an outstanding effort at the NFL Combine that helped his stock significantly. He is a very active backer with instincts, athleticism and production over his three starting seasons and makes plays all over the field. He is a cut athlete with good size and blue chip athletic ability, quickness and speed to move fluidly for any pro backer position in the 4-3 defense. His rare speed enables him to chase sideline-to-sideline with the ability to run with tight ends and backs in pass coverage. He is most effective in a run and chase mode when covered by linemen, allowing him to flow to the ball and finish with sure jarring tackles. He has keen read and react skills and moves very well with the ability to take good angles to the ball and finish with strong tackling. He has developed coverage skills and is ready for either the nickel backer role or full time starting duty. He made further strides over his final season in that area. He has fine intangibles and leadership qualities to be a team leader and major playmaker. In run support, he is well developed with the ability to stack despite marginal size. He is superior in pursuit with the ability to scrape and sift with excellent COD and open field tackling skills. He has the athleticism to match up with receivers and has shown developed coverage skills. He has a feel for reading and recognizing routes when dropping into a zone with the coverage skills necessary to effectively match up in man or zone situations. His fine speed allows him to make plays at the opposite sideline and is best when operating from a stack position. On the strongside, he can struggle vs bigger blockers and get hooked and sealed off by the tight end and washed out of the play at times. He is quicker to react to plays after learning to use his hands better to stay alive. Late in his career, he improved his hand technique and gained faster control of blockers with the strength to shed on initial contact. He is most effective when moving laterally from the backside. He shows power in his play with the ability to strike and finish with strong tackles. Over his career, he registered 14 sacks and caused 9 fumbles. He has only scratched the surface on his ability to blitz off the edge with minimal use in that role. He is an elite athlete with an impressive size/speed ratio and with some further development can compete for early starting time.
The Numbers: As a junior, he made 143 tackles with 22.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 4 PBU, 4 FF, no picks and 6 QB hurries, starting all 14 games and earning 1st team Big Ten honors. As a sophomore, he made 115 tackles with 17 TFL, 5 sacks, 3 FF, 1 interception and 10 PBU, starting 12 games. As a freshman, he was an instant success with 58 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 FF and 5 TFL. In addition, he was a special teams ace. Over his three year career, he started 39 games and posted 316 tackles and 43.5 TFL with 14 sacks, 9 FF, 14 PD and 1 pick. At the NFL Combine, he came in at 6’1” and 237 lbs. with 32 3/8” arms. He did 25 reps and did not run. He added a fine 42” VL and 10’10” BJ with fine drills including a 4.21 shuttle and 6.91 in the three cone. At his pro day, he ran a lightning 4.38 time with a 1.56 ten yard split. Fast rising athlete for any position in the 4-3 defense. Excellent addition and top 25 prospect. He is similar in athleticism and production to Derrick Brooks and Lavonte David related to instincts, toughness, AA and field speed. He is the best Will backer since Brooks and capable of being an early Pro Bowl performer. Top special teams skills to be an ace in coverage and a rookie starting Will backer. Striker with great motor and intangibles.
Draft Projection: 1st 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 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 2014 Scouting Report - Receiver Odell Beckham


NFL Draft 2014 - Scouting Report - Odell Beckham
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Photo – WR Odell Beckham - LSU

* Odell Beckham #3 - 5-11, 195 - LSU - Speed 4.40 - Rating 92
Hindu Theory: Percy Harvin

Electrifying junior receiver/ returner completed a fine career for LSU, earning SEC honors several time over his career. Odell has been a consistently productive big play performer whether as a receiver, runner or return specialist. He combines explosive quickness and speed that allows him to make plays after the catch or returning kicks. He has shown consistent big play ability in those roles to make defenders miss or run away from them. Over his career, he has been a featured big play weapon for the pro style Tiger passing game that has featured several NFL receivers. He is an excellent all-purpose performer who has natural hands and running skills to fill a few key roles as a pro. He was a consistent playmaker in all roles and could earn the #3 job as a slot receiver as a rookie, in addition to both return duties. He has incredible natural hands who runs precise routes and is able to utilize his great suddenness to create space. He is both very quick and fast with the short area suddenness to create running room and hit an opening. He has top speed with the initial quickness to get into his routes nicely and the ability to make fast cuts at the break point and create consistent separation. He displays top AA and has a fine understanding of the passing game with the ability to adjust his routes and make the tough catch. He has the speed to get deep or take the short screen pass and make a big play using his natural running skills. Despite his marginal size, he displays the toughness and body control to make the difficult catch, take the big hit and hold on to the ball. He releases from the line quickly and fights thru the jam to get into his routes. After the catch, his top running ability makes things happen with his rare elusiveness to make defenders miss and speed to run away from tacklers. He is similar to Percy Harvin and Randall Cobb in speed, quickness, style and AA with big play talent to be a game to game difference maker.

The Numbers: As a junior, he started 13 games and had 59 catches for 1152 yards for a 19.5 average and 8 TDs. He won the 2013 Hornung Award as college football’s most versatile player for both his receiving and outstanding return skills. He led the SEC and ranking #2 in the nation in all-purpose yards with a 178.1 average. As a sophomore, he started 12 of 13 games and had 43 catches for 713 yards and 2 TDs. Over his career, he set the LSU record and finished No. 2 in SEC single-season history with 2,315 all-purpose yards as a junior in ’13. He started 34 of 39 games for three seasons and totaled 143 catches for 2340 yards and 12 TDs. Over his career, he had 2 punt returns for TDs in 2012 and had a career 9 yard average along with a 25 yard career average for kickoff returns. Over the 2013 season, he had 32 kickoff returns for 845 yards and a 26.4 average. At the NFL Combine, he ran 4.43 time with a 1.50 ten yard split. He did 7 reps. He had a 38.5” VL and a 10’2” BJ with a 3.94 short shuttle and 6.69 three cone in an excellent display of athleticism. He performed very well in the receiving drills.

The Skinny: Very explosive athlete with the ability to become an impact player as both a receiver and returner. He is a top athlete with the talent to provide early impact and game changing talent. He can be a slot receiver with the skill set to become a major matchup problem. His top open field running skills gives his club a dangerous weapon in a number of roles. Highly-developed athlete with the developed skills to be a much better pro than collegian. Pro Bowl returner to give an offense consistently good field position. Developed skill set to be a very good pro and he probably does not fall beyond the top 25 selections. Impact weapon with big play ability in a few roles.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2014


Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2014
* underclassmen – April, 2014 Rankings

Frank Coyle - Head Scout

Photo - OT Greg Robinson - Auburn

Pro Prospect Pos School
1. * Jadeveon Clowney - DE - South Carolina
2. * Sammy Watkins - WR - Clemson
3. Khalil Mack - LB - Buffalo
4. Jake Matthews - OT - Texas A&M
5. * Greg Robinson - OT - Auburn
6. * Johnny Manziel - QB - Texas A&M
7. * Mike Evans - WR - Texas A&M
8. * Eric Ebron - TE - North Carolina
9. * Odell Beckham - WR - LSU
10. Taylor Lewan - OT - Michigan
11. C.J. Mosley - LB - Alabama
12. Zack Martin - OG - Notre Dame
13. * Blake Bortles - QB - Central Florida
14. Justin Gilbert - CB - Oklahoma St
15. Aaron Donald - DT - Pittsburgh
16. * Ryan Shazier - LB - Ohio State
17. * Calvin Pryor - S - Louisville
18. Anthony Barr - LB - UCLA
19. * Marqise Lee - WR - Southern Cal
20. Darqueze Dennard - CB - Michigan St
21. * Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix - S - Alabama
22. * Kony Ealy - DE - Missouri
23. * Brandin Cooks - WR - Oregon St
24. * Timmy Jernigan - DT - Florida St
25. *Jace Amaro - TE - Texas Tech
26. * Teddy Bridgewater - QB - Louisville
27. * Louis Nix - DT - Notre Dame
28. Derek Carr - QB - Fresno St
29. * Bradley Roby - CB - Ohio St
30. Morgan Moses - OT - Virginia
31. * Kelvin Benjamin - WR - Florida St.
32. Jason Verrett - CB - TCU
33. Ra'Shede Hageman - DT - Minnesota
34. * Stephon Tuitt - DE - Notre Dame
35. Kyle Fuller - CB - Virginia Tech
36. * Allen Robinson - WR - Penn St
37. Trent Murphy - LB - Stanford
38. Lamarcus Joyner - CB - Florida St
39. * Xavier Su'a-Filo - OG - UCLA
40. Jimmie Ward - S - Northern Illinois
41. Dee Ford - LB - Auburn
42. Jordan Matthews - WR - Vanderbilt
43. Deone Bucannon - S - Washington St
44. Weston Richburg - C - Colorado St
45. Jack Mewhort - OT - Ohio St
46. Zach Mettenberger - QB - LSU
47. * Troy Niklas - TE - Notre Dame
48. Joel Bitonio - OG - Nevada
49.* Cyrus Kouandjio - OT - Alabama
50. Kareem Martin - DE - North 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 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 2014 - Defensive Linemen Rankings


NFL Draft 2014 - Defensive Linemen Rankings

NFL Draft Prospects -Top Rankings
Frank Coyle – April 20th

Photo – DT Louis Nix – Notre Dame

Defensive Ends
1. * Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina
2. * Kony Ealy - Missouri
3. * Stephon Tuitt - Notre Dame
4. Kareem Martin - North Carolina
5. * Scott Crichton - Oregon St
6. Jackson Jeffcoat - Texas
7. Chris Smith - Arkansas
8. * Demarcus Lawrence - Boise St
9. Brent Urban - Virginia
10. Marcus Smith - Louisville
11. Will Clarke - West Virginia
12. Josh Mauro - Stanford
13. Chidera Uzo-Diribe - Colorado
14. Ben Gardner - Stanford
15. James Gayle - Virginia Tech

Defensive Tackles
1. Aaron Donald - Pittsburgh
2. * Timmy Jernigan - Florida St
3. * Louis Nix - Notre Dame
4. Ra'Shede Hageman - Minnesota
5. * Ego Ferguson - LSU
6. * Kelcy Quarles - South Carolina
7. * Anthony Johnson - LSU
8. DaQuan Jones - Penn St
9. Daniel McCullers - Tennessee
10. * George Uko - Southern Cal
11. Will Sutton - Arizona St
12. Dominique Easley - Florida
13. Caruan Reid - Princeton
14. Deandre Coleman - California
15. Jason Bromley - Syracuse

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 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 2014 - Wide Receiver and Linemen Rankings


Top Prospects – Rankings
Receivers & Offensive Linemen

Frank Coyle – April 15th

Photo – WR Marqise Lee – USC

Wide Receivers
1. * Sammy Watkins - Clemson
2. * Mike Evans - Texas A&M
3. * Odell Beckham - LSU
4. * Marqise Lee - Southern Cal
5. * Brandin Cooks - Oregon St.
6. * Kelvin Benjamin - Florida St
7. * Allen Robinson - Penn St
8. Jordan Matthews – Vanderbilt
9. * Davante Adams - Fresno St.
10. * Martavis Bryant - Clemson
11. * Paul Richardson - Colorado
12. * Donte Moncrief - Mississippi
13. * Jarvis Landry - LSU
14. * Cody Latimer - Indiana
15. * Bruce Ellington - South Carolina

Offensive Tackles
1. Jake Matthews - Texas A&M
2. * Greg Robinson - Auburn
3. Taylor Lewan - Michigan
4. Morgan Moses - Virginia
5. Jack Mewhort - Ohio St
6. * Cyrus Kouandjio - Alabama
7. * Antonio Richardson - Tennessee
8. Billy Turner - North Dakota St
9. Michael Schofield - Michigan
10. James Hurst - North Carolina
11. Wesley Johnson - Vanderbilt
12. * Cameron Fleming - Stanford
13. Justin Britt - Missouri
14. JaWuan James - Tennessee
15. Seantrel Henderson - Miami

1. Zack Martin - Notre Dame
2. * Xavier Sua-Filo - UCLA
3. * David Yankey - Stanford
4. Joel Bitonio - Nevada
5. Gabe Jackson - Mississippi St
6. Dakota Dozier - Furman
7. Cyril Richardson - Baylor
8. Brandon Thomas - Clemson
9. Chris Watt - Notre Dame
10. * Trai Turner - LSU

1. Weston Richburg - Colorado St
2. Travis Swanson - Arkansas
3. * Marcus Martin - Southern Cal
4. Tyler Larsen - Utah St
5. * Russell Bodine - North Carolina
6. Bryan Stork - Florida St
7. Gabe Ikard - Oklahoma
8. Jonotthan Harrison - Florida
9. Corey Linsley - Ohio St
10. Matt Armstrong - Grand Valley St

NFL Draft 2014- Skilled Position Rankings


Top Ten Prospects – Rankings
Skilled Positions

Frank Coyle – April 10th

Photo – RB Carlos Hyde – Ohio St

1. * Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M
2. * Blake Bortles - Central Florida
3. * Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
4. Derek Carr - Fresno St
5. Zach Mettenberger - LSU
6. Jimmy Garoppolo - Eastern Illinois
7. AJ McCarron - Alabama
8. Casey Pachall - Texas Christian
9. Tom Savage - Pittsburgh
10. Aaron Murray – Georgia

Running Backs
1. Carlos Hyde - Ohio St
2. * Tre Mason - Auburn
3. * Ka'Deem Carey - Arizona
4. * Bishop Sankey - Washington
5. * Jeremy Hill - LSU
6. * Lache Seastrunk - Baylor
7. Charles Sims - West Virginia
8. * Devonta Freeman - Florida St
9. * De'Anthony Thomas - Oregon
10. * Terrance West - Towson St.

Tight Ends
1. * Eric Ebron - North Carolina
2. * Jace Amaro - Texas Tech
3. * Troy Niklas - Notre Dame
4. * Austin Seferian-Jenkins - Washington
5. C.J. Fiedorowicz - Iowa
6. Arthur Lynch - Georgia
7. Crockett Gillmore - Colorado St
8. Marcel Jensen - Fresno St
9. * Colt Lyerla - Oregon
10. Joe Don Duncan - Dixie St

Pro Day Workout Schedule Thru April


Pro Day Workout Schedule
New Dates will be added as Colleges schedule additional workouts or changes

Photo – QB Jimmy Garoppolo - 6'2" 225 lbs. - Eastern Illinois

QB Jimmy Garoppolo - Eastern Illinois
Fast rising prospect had a strong pro day on Tuesday in front of dozens of NFL scouts. His excellent postseason that included both the East-West and Senior Bowl all-star games has him moving up NFL clubs draft board quickly.

He broke virtually all of Tony Romo’s college records and threw for more than 5,000 yards in 2013. He answered questions about playing against strong competition this postseason. He combines a good arm, fine mechanics and intangibles NFL clubs seek in a starting leader. With invitations to NFL teams facilities possible in April, he could be selected in the top 50 prospects in May

Pro Day Schedule
March 3 - Pittsburgh, Mississippi, Minnesota
March 4 - Auburn, Buffalo, Northwestern, Purdue, Southern Methodist
March 5 - Texas A&M, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Mississippi State, Miami (Ohio), Central Michigan, NewMexico State, Fordham
March 6 - Clemson, Nebraska, Mississippi, Arizona, , Illinois, Texas Christian, Cincinnati, Jackson State, Alcorn St
March 7 - Ohio State, Arizona State, Southern Mississippi, Northern Illinois,South Alabama, Wofford
March 10 - South Florida; Louisiana Tech; Troy,Toledo, Northern Colorado
March 11 - Michigan State, UCLA, UConn, Kansas State, Iowa State, Temple, Tulsa, Jacksonville State
March 12 - Alabama, Oklahoma, Southern California, Michigan, Rutgers, Colorado, Colorado State, Nevada, Boston College, Marshall, South Dakota, Eastern Washington
March 13 - Oregon, Oklahoma State, Washington State, UNLV, Ohio, Western Mchigan, New Mexico, Idaho, Samford
March 14 - Oregon State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Tulsa, BYU, Eastern Kentucky, North Alabama, Cal Poly
March 17- Louisville, Virginia, Wake Forest, Boise State, Houston, Memephis, Appalachian State, Valdosta State
March 18 - Florida State, Florida, California, Cal-Davis, Pittsburg State, Montana State, Murray State, Williams&Mary, Southern Illinois,Old Dominion
March 19 - Baylor, Central Florida, Utah, Virginia Tech, San Jose State, Lindenwood, Youngstown State, Missouri State
March 20 - Stanford, Notre Dame, Fresno State, San Diego State, Kent State, Middle Tennessee, Hawaii, Bethune-Cookman, Tennessee State
March 21 - West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Akron, Missouri Western, Stony Brook,Northwest Mssouri State
March 24 - North Carolina State
March 25 - North Carolina, UMass, Iowa State, Texas-San Antonio, NCA&T
March 26 - Texas, Syracuse, Indiana, Duke, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas State
March 27 - Louisiana Tech, Ball State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern
March 28 - Georgia Tech, Southern Methodist, Georgia State

April 1 - Utah State, Tennessee-Chattanooga
April 2 - South Carolina, Washington, North Texas
April 3 - Miami, Florida International
April 4 - Florida Atlantic
April 7 - Towson, McNeese State, Morgan State
April 8 - Penn State, Maryland
April 9 - LSU, Southern
April 10 - Bloomsburg
April 11 - Tulane
April 16 - Georgia
April 17 - Virginia Tech

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