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NFL Draft 2017 – Offensive Rankings QB & RB - Frank Coyle

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NFL Draft 2017 – Offensive Rankings QB & RB -
by Pro Scout Frank Coyle

Top Prospects
Quarterbacks

1. * Mitchell Trubisky - North Carolina
2. * Patrick Mahomes - Texas Tech
3. * DeShone Kizer - Notre Dame
4. * Deshaun Watson - Clemson
5. Davis Webb - California
6. * Brad Kaaya - Miami
7. Chad Kelly - Mississippi
8. Nathan Peterman - Pittsburgh
9. Joshua Dobbs - Tennessee
10. Gunner Kiel – Cincinnati

Photo - QB Mitchell Trubisky - North Carolina

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Running Backs
1. * Leonard Fournette - LSU
2. * Dalvin Cook - Florida St
3. * Christian McCaffrey - Stanford
4. * Alvin Kamara - Tennessee
5. * D’Onta Foreman - Texas
6. * Jeremy McNichols - Boise St.
7. * Marlon Mack - South Florida
8. * Wayne Gallman - Clemson
9. Kareem Hunt - Toledo
10. * Brian Hill - Wyoming
11. * Joe Mixon - Oklahoma
12. * Samaje Perine - Oklahoma
13. Matthew Dayes - North Carolina St
14. * James Conner - Pittsburgh
15. Corey Clement – Wisconsin

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

NFL Draft 2017 - Radio Show with Scout Frank Coyle & Host Andy Gresh Talking Draft Prospects

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Radio Show – Frank Coyle with host Andy Gresh
Radio Broadcast with NFL scout Frank Coyle and host Andy Gresh
NFL Draft 2017 discussed - NFL Prospects - Mock Draft

Two Part - NFL Draft Radio Shows below

Photo – QB Patrick Mahomes – Texas Tech

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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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 2017 - QB Deshaun Watson Yearbook Scouting Report

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QB Deshaun Watson Yearbook Scouting Report

QB Deshaun Watson has been one of the more talked about prospects this offseason after directing the Clemson Tigers to the national championship in January with an outstanding performance. Watson decided to forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft in January. He opted not to play in the Senior Bowl in order to prepare for the NFL Draft and his private workout schedule with teams. He has worked out weekly over the past few months with multiple clubs, showing his ability to learn their offense and translate that knowledge to the field. Playing in a spread offense makes it a difficult transition to come into an All-Star week of practices and game situations and play in a pro offense under center. Some QB prospects have struggled making that adjustment in a new environment with such a short period of preparation time. Watson's individual workouts will reflect his ability to absorb a new offense and go on the White board and show his ability to understand, retain and make adjustments while playing under center

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QB Deshaun Watson - Draft Insiders' Yearbook Scouting Report

* Deshaun Watson #4 - 6-2, 220, Clemson - Sp. 4.65
Hindu Theory: Robert Griffin III

Athletic junior completed an excellent short career with a national title game where he won the MVP award. Over his final two seasons, he led the Tigers to back to back national championship games as a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist. Lean athletic frame with good arm, quick feet and sound decision making. Amazing toughness and leadership that shined on the big stage of national and ACC title games. Continued to improve over his career, taking huge steps with impressive performances at the NFL Combine. Highly productive and athletic with the mental makeup to succeed in the NFL. Excellent mobility and knows when to pull the ball down with the ability to make yardage in key situations. Fine arm with the ability to fit throws into tight windows with good touch on the deep passes. Top athleticism to run away from defenders even defensive backs. Skilled at fighting off defenders and evading pressure while keeping his eyes downfield. Excellent field presence with a quick release and accuracy, whether in the pocket or on the move. Nice touch for lofting passes over defenders down the seam, or to backs and receivers on quick swing or outlet passes. His scrambling ability places pressure on defenses and is a legitimate threat for big plays whether by throwing or running. Some NFL basics such as taking the snap from under center and scanning downfield while dropping back are things where he is still in the developmental stage. Still can lock on to his primary receiver and at times too reliant on his first read which can turn into mistakes. Savvy mobile athlete and able to make all the NFL throws with a fairly quick delivery for a long-armed prospect. High release point helps him complete a high percentage of passes. Shows the ability to go through his progressions quickly with the smarts to consistently make proper decisions. Needs to spread the ball around, showing more awareness of coverage and looking off defenders. He has improved his accuracy with the touch to deliver the intermediate and short passes consistently well with fast improving accuracy in the deep game. Knows how to lead a receiver with the right amount of touch on the ball as well as when to power the throw. Shows good speed to make plays outside the pocket with the mobility to move in the pocket and create throwing lanes. With extensive big game experience, he developed fine intangibles related to toughness, leadership and poise under pressure in clutch situations.
The Numbers: As a junior, he started 15 games and completed 388 of 579 passes for a 67% rate for 4593 yards with 41 TDs and 17 picks that earned AAC first team honors. Completed his career with a Vince Young like performance in their national title victory. As a sophomore, he started all 15 games and completed 333 passes of 491 attempts for a 68% rate for 4109 yards with 35 TDs and 13 picks. Similar to QB RG3 and Tyrod Taylor in size, mobility and AA and a high level of development. At the NFL Combine, he came at 6’2” and 221 lbs. with 9 3/4” hands and 33” arms. He ran a 4.66 time and added a 32.5” VL and 9’11” BJ with a 4.31 shuttle and an impressive 6.95 three cone times. At the Clemson pro day, he performed very well in drills. Set up quickly with good footwork in the pocket to move laterally and create passing lanes. Excellent on deep throws plus nice overall accuracy.
The Skinny: Prospect with a good work ethic to get the most of his fine AA. His level of development under center is a concern and faces a critical learning curve. Good field awareness and a top football IQ that should accelerate his progress within a pro offense. Continually improved over his career especially over his final season. Technically sound to set up and plant and drive the ball down the field with an above average arm and good fundamentals. Relies on a quick release and the touch to drop the ball into holes in coverage. Talented 1st round bubble pick with definite starting potential after gaining experience and learning a system. Savvy experienced passer and good fit for the Browns and Redskins. Excellent intangibles to make a difference and a fine mature leader.
Draft Projection: 1st-2nd 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, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 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 2017 – First Round Mock Draft 4.0

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NFL Draft 2017 – First Round Mock Draft 4.0
* Underclassmen

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First Round
Team / W-L / Player / Position / Ht/Wt / School

1 Cleveland 1-15 - * Myles Garrett DE 6-5, 265 Texas A&M
2 San Fran 2-14 - * Mike Williams WR 6-2, 205 Clemson
3 Chicago 3-13 - * Malik Hooker S 5-11,195 Ohio State
4 Jacksonville 3-13 - * Leonard Fournette RB 6-1, 230 LSU
5 Tenn (LA Rams) 4-12 - Jonathan Allen DE 6-3, 290 Alabama
6 NY Jets 5-11 - * Marshon Lattimore CB 6-0, 195 Ohio State
7 LA Chargers 5-11 - * Jamal Adams FS 6-0, 210 LSU
8 Carolina 6-10 - * Dalvin Cook RB 5-11, 205 Florida State
9 Cincinnati 6-9-1 - * Solomon Thomas DE 6-2, 275 Stanford
10 Buffalo 7-9 - Corey Davis WR 6-2, 215 Western Michigan

Photo - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

11 New Orleans 7-9 - Taco Charlton DE 6-5, 285 Michigan
12 Cleve (Phil) 7-9 - OJ Howard TE 6-6, 250 Alabama
13 Arizona 7-8-1 -* Derek Barnett DE 6-3, 265 Tennessee
14 Phil (Minn) 8-8 - * Gareon Conley CB 6-0, 190 Ohio State
15 Indianapolis 8-8 - * David Njoku TE 6-4, 240 Miami (Fl.)
16 Baltimore 8-8 - * Marlon Humphrey CB 6-1, 200 Alabama
17 Washington -8-7-1 - * TJ Watt LB 6-4, 235 Wisconsin
8 Tennessee 9-7 - * Charles Harris DE 6-3, 255 Missouri
19 Tampa Bay 9-7 - * Christian McCaffrey RB 6-0, 205 Stanford
0 Denver 9-7 - Takkarist McKinley DE 6-2, 260 UCLA
21 Detroit 9-8 - * John Ross WR 5-11, 190 Washington
22 Miami 10-7 - * Budda Baker S 5-10, 195 Washington
23 NY Giants 11-6 - * Ryan Ramcyzk OT 6-5, 310 Wisconsin
24 Oakland 12-5 - * Malik McDowell DT 6-5, 290 Michigan State
25 x Houston 10-8 - * Mitch Trubisky QB 6-3, 225 North Carolina
26 x Seattle 11-6-1 - * Garett Bolles OT 6-5, 300 Utah
27 x Kansas City 12-5 -* Zach Cunningham LB 6-3, 230 Vanderbilt
28 x Dallas 13-4 - Quincy Wilson CB 6-0, 190 Florida
29 x Green Bay 12-7 - Forrest Lamp OG 6-4, 300 Western Kentucky
30 x Pittsburgh 13-6 - Tre’Davious White CB 5-11, 195 LSU
31 x Atlanta 13-6 - * Adoree Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Southern Cal
32 x New Orleans (New Eng) 17-2 - Haasan Reddick LB 6-1, 235 Temple

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.

CBS Radio Show – Scout Frank Coyle with host Andy Gresh

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CBS Radio Show – Frank Coyle with host Andy Gresh
Radio Broadcast with NFL scout Frank Coyle and CBS host Andy Gresh
NFL Draft 2017 discussed - NFL Prospects - Mock Draft

Photo – QB Mitchell Trubisky – North Carolina

Go to DraftInsiders.com for extensive NFL Draft Info –
Draft Insiders’ 2017 Yearbook – over 300 in-depth Scouting Reports
Available Now – Order Online or call 1-880 -776-1949

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 25 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 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2017 - Updated

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Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2017
* Underclassmen
Updated April 6, 2017 - Rankings

Pro Prospect / Pos / Ht /Wt / School
1. * Myles Garrett DE 6-5, 265 Texas A&M
2. * Leonard Fournette RB 6-1, 230 LSU
3. * Malik Hooker S 6-1, 200 Ohio State
4. * Jamal Adams S 6-0, 210 LSU
5. * Solomon Thomas DE 6-2, 275 Stanford
6. * Marshon Lattimore CB 6-0, 195 Ohio State
7. O.J. Howard TE 6-6, 250 Alabama
8. Jonathan Allen DE 6-3, 290 Alabama
9. * Derek Barnett DE 6-3, 265 Tennessee
10. Taco Charlton DE 6-5, 285 Michigan

Photo - Safety Jamal Adams - LSU

11. * David Njoku TE 6-4, 240 Miami (Fl.)
12. * Marlon Humphrey CB 6-1, 200 Alabama
13. * Dalvin Cook RB 5-11, 205 Florida State
14. * Jabrill Peppers S 6-0, 210 Michigan
15. * Mike Williams WR 6-2, 205 Clemson
16. Corey Davis WR 6-2, 215 Western Michigan
17. * Mitch Trubisky QB 6-3, 225 North Carolina
18. Reuben Foster LB 6-0, 240 Alabama
19. Takkarist McKinley DE 6-2, 255 UCLA
20. Haasan Reddick LB 6-1, 235 Temple

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21. * Christian McCaffrey RB 6-0, 205 Stanford
22. * Zach Cunningham LB 6-3, 230 Vanderbilt
23. * Ryan Ramcyzk OT 6-5, 310 Wisconsin
24. * Cam Robinson OT 6-6, 320 Alabama
25. * Gareon Conley CB 6-0, 190 Ohio State
26. * Garett Bolles OT 6-5, 300 Utah
27. * Budda Baker S 5-10, 195 Washington
28. * TJ Watt LB 6-4, 235 Wisconsin
29. Forrest Lamp OL 6-4, 310 Western Kentucky
30. Evan Engram TE 6-3, 230 Mississippi
31. * Quincy Wilson CB 6-1, 210 Florida
32. * Charles Harris DE 6-3, 255 Missouri
33. Tre’Davious White CB 5-11, 195 LSU
34. * John Ross WR 5-11, 190 Washington
35. Obi Melifonwu S 6-4, 225 UConn
36. * Deshaun Watson QB 6-2, 210 Clemson
37. * Malik McDowell DT 6-5, 285 Michigan State
38. * DeShone Kizer QB 6-4, 230 Notre Dame
39. * Carl Lawson DE 6-2, 255 Auburn
40. * Patrick Mahomes QB 6-2, 225 Texas Tech
41. * Adoree Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Southern California
42. * Caleb Brantley DT 6-2, 300 Florida
43. * Teez Tabor CB 6-0, 200 Florida
44. * Alvin Kamara RB 5-10, 210 Tennessee
45. Dan Feeney OG 6-4, 310 Indiana
46. Demarcus Walker DE 6-2, 275 Florida State
47. * Curtis Samuel WR 5-9, 200 Ohio State
48. Carlos Watkins DT 6-2, 300 Clemson
49. * Marcus Williams S 6-0, 195 Utah
50. Chris Wormley DT 6-5, 305 Michigan

NFL Draft 2017 - Pro Day - Ohio St

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NFL Draft 2017 - Pro Day - Ohio St

9 NFL Head Coaches Attend Ohio State Pro Day
13 Buckeyes, many high-round projections, take part in drills

Ohio State’s Pro Day has become a must-see event each March. The football program has developed 26 NFL Draft picks the past four years, including 12 last year, and seven first-round selections since 2013, thus making the Woody Hayes Athletic Center the place to be in March for NFL GMs, coaches and scouts, for family members of those seeking the opportunity to play on Sunday, and the media.

Photo - LB Raekwon McMillan

Thursday afternoon was no different. Under the direction of assistant athletic director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti, 13 players off the 2016 team took part in some combination of interviews, testing and competitive drills for more than 120 representatives encompassing all 32 NFL teams.

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Among the NFL personnel on hand: head coaches Bill Belichick (Patriots), Todd Bowles (Jets), Jim Caldwell (Lions), John Harbaugh (Ravens), Hue Jackson (Browns), Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Mike Mularkey (Titans), Sean Payton (Saints) and Mike Tomlin (Steelers) and at least seven general managers.

Also on site: 79 credentialed members of the media, including two crews from the NFL Network (one is producing the online documentary featuring unanimous All-American and Rimington Trophy winner Pat Elflein) and one from Uninterrupted, which is taping a draft diaries documentary on cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Similar to last year when 22 Buckeyes took part in Pro Day, this year’s competitors included a broad selection of positions represented, including three receivers (Curtis Samuel, Corey Smith and Dontre Wilson), two cornerbacks (Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore) and two linebackers (Raekwon McMillan and Craig Fada).

Unanimous All-American safety Malik Hooker met with team reps but did not take part in drills.

2017 Pro Day Buckeye Bios

WR Noah Brown (6-2, 218) – Spent three seasons at Ohio State and had two seasons of eligibility remaining … after playing in all 15 games as a true freshman in 2014, he red-shirted 2015 after breaking a bone in his leg during fall camp … started all 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2016 and ranked second on the team with 32 receptions and 402 receiving yards … named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference … shared team lead with seven receiving touchdowns, including school-record tying four in the win at Oklahoma … 33 career receptions for 411 yards (12.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns.

SAF Jarrod Barnes (6-0, 200) – Walked-on to the Ohio State team in June of 2015 after graduating in three years from the University of Louisville with a degree in health and human performance … he played in five games during the past two seasons for the Buckeyes but he impacted the program and established himself as a team leader through his deeds off the field … Barnes graduated in August 2016 with his master’s degree in kinesiology and he immediately started work on his Ph.D. in sports management … he is believed to be the first active Ohio State football player ever to be working on a Ph.D. while still competing … Barnes is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree … he is currently working with Dr. David Graham, Assistant Provost/Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Success, on developing a course for student-athletes who leave school early ... Barnes was a member of the Louisville Cardinals’ team from 2012 through 2014, playing in 21 games in the 2013 (11 games) and 2014 (10 games) seasons.

CB Gareon Conley (6-0, 195) – Conley was named second-team all-Big Ten by league’s coaches in 2016 … played in 42 games for the Buckeyes and started 27 games at cornerback … team captain who ranked second on squad in 2016 with four interceptions and had six for his career … also had eight pass break-ups in 2016 and 15 for his career … named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2015 … totaled 91 career tackles and had one season of eligibility remaining.

K Tyler Durbin (6-3, 210) – Was one of the top kickers in college football in 2016 and as such was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza award … he was named third team All-Big Ten by the coaches and the media ... led the Big Ten in scoring and kick scoring ... career-high three FGs in the road win at Wisconsin, including a game-tying 31-yarder with under 4 mins left to help send the game to overtime ... hit two more FGs from 33 and 30 yards at Penn State, two in the win over No. 10 Nebraska and two more in the road win at Maryland ... connected on all 11 extra point attempts in the win over Bowling Green, a school record ... named special teams player of the game by the team ... 2016 Academic All-District 5 and Academic All-Big Ten Conference … this was only his second season of competitive football ... played soccer for two seasons at James Madison University after a stellar high school and club soccer career.

C Pat Elflein (6-3, 300) – Elflein was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2016 and won the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s outstanding center … made the move to center as a fifth-year senior … played in 55 games and was a three-year starter and finished with 42 starts, including 41 consecutive starts to close his career … named all-Big Ten Conference three consecutive years – twice at guard and once at center – and was Big Ten’s Rimington-Pace offensive lineman of the year in 2016 … led offensive line to a finalist position for the Joe Moore offensive line of the year award … graduated in May 2016 with his degree in communications.

LB Craig Fada (6-1, 225) – Spent five seasons with the Ohio State program and played in 51 games, including all 15 games during the 2014 national championship season and all 13 games in 2016 … averaged 15 special teams plays per game in 2015 and 17 in 2016 … one of the team leaders with 10 special teams tackles in 2016 and 21 for his career … excellent work on the practice and playing fields coupled with dependable and responsible actions off earned him a scholarship for the 2016 summer and fall terms ... he and Joe Burger each earned four Varsity O letters in football after initially walking on to the team, something that certainly hasn’t been done at Ohio State in football very often, if at all.

SAF Malik Hooker (6-2, 205) – Hooker, like Elflein, was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2016 after having a terrific season in his one-year as a starter … a third-year performer with sophomore eligibility this season, Hooker was a standout from game No. 1 when he recorded two interceptions in his first start … he ranked third nationally in interceptions with seven, interceptions yards with 181, and he was first among all players with three interception return touchdowns, including a critical 16-yarder in the win over Michigan … he ranked third on the team with 74 tackles … red-shirted the 2014 season as a true freshman and played in 12 games in 2015.

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