NFL Power Poll – Eagles and Patriots Head Conferences

NFL Power Poll – Week 2

      Frank Coyle/ Head Scout

NFL Power Poll – Eagles and Patriots Head Conferences
Vikings, Rams, Chiefs and Jaguars Strong Openers

Team of the Week – Packers (Photo – Aaron Rodgers)
Upset of the Week – Jets over Lions

Players of the Week

  Offense – QB Aaron Rodgers – Packers
  Defense -LBers Von Miller – Broncos / Khalil Mack – Bears / Myles Garrett – Browns
  Special Teams – KR Tyreek Hill – Chiefs

Rookies of Week

  Offense – RB Saquan Barkley – Giants
  Defense – CB Denzel Ward – Browns

Game of Week #2 – Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (1-0)
NFC North matchup with early Divisional leadership on the line

NFL Ranking /Record /Team

#1- 1-0 Eagles
Eagles beat Falcons with great defense and an average performance by QB Nick Foles.

#2 – 1-0 Patriots
Pats keep marching along in the pathetic AFC East division.

#3 – 1-0 Rams
Rams’ wacked the Raiders with big plays on both sides of the ball.

#4 – 1-0 Vikings
Vikings jumped the 49ers and get ready to travel to the Packers Sunday.

#5 – 1-0 Panthers
Panthers whipped the Cowboys in their opener. Travel to Atlanta in contest that will decide NFC South early leadership.

#6 – 1-0 Chiefs
Chiefs pounced on the Chargers early to begin the reign of second year QB Patrick Mahomes.

#7 – 0-1 Falcons
Falcons failed vs the Eagles especially in the Red zone. Host the Panthers this week in a key South matchup.

#8 – 1-0 Jaguars
Jaguars’ gutted it out vs the Giants with defense and toughness from QB Blake Bortles.

#9 – 0-0-1 Steelers
Steelers need runner Le’Veon Bell to return to rank here this season.

#10 – 1-0 Ravens
Ravens took the Bills to the woodshed in the opener.

#11 – 1-0 Packers
Aaron Rodgers is simply incredible and gives the Packers a chance in any game.

#12 – 1-0 Broncos
Broncos beat the Seahawks on a tremendous performance by backer Von Miller.

#13 – 0-1 Seahawks
Seahawks rely too much on Russell Wilson to compensate for their faltering defense.

#14 – 0-1 Chargers
Chargers are off to another slow start that has costed them dearly in recent seasons.

#15 – 1-0 Bengals
Bengals won their opener and prep to host Ravens for key Thursday night matchup.

#16 – 1-0 Jets
Jets’ shocked the Lions behind gritty rookie QB Sam Darnell who did not blink in his debut on the road.

#17 – 0-1 Giants
Giants gave the Jaguars all they wanted. Rookie runner Barkley can be the catalyst of an improved season.

#18 – 0-1 Lions
Lions were toasted by the Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold at home. QB Matt Stafford surprisingly struggled.

#19 – 1-0 Redskins
Redskins rode new veteran QB Alex Smith to an opening victory. Host Colts Sunday.

#20 – 0-1 Texans
Texans were unable to beat the Patriots despite a strong effort. Travel to Tennessee Sunday.

#21 – 1-0 Bucs
Bucs wacked the Saints behind the hot hand of vet QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Host the Eagles Sunday.

#22 – 0-1 Cowboys
The one-dimensional overrated Cowboys host the Giants in a key NFC East matchup for both clubs.

#23 – 1-0 Dolphins
Dolphins won their opener and begin an important AFC schedule now.

#24 – 0-1 Bears
The Bears must learn to win after living in the North basement since 2013.

#25 – 0-1 Raiders
Raiders made too many mistakes in HC Jon Gruden debut vs Rams. Travel to Mile High for important West matchup.

#26 – 0-1 49ers
The 49ers were drilled by the Vikings. They may be the most overrated team in the league.

#27 – 0-1 Saints
Saints’ defense looks like a replay of their pathetic 2015 and 2016 units after their bashing by the Bucs.

#28 – 0-1 Titans
Titans lost a marathon game vs the Dolphins. Host Texans in an important South opener.

#29 – 0-1 Colts
Colts came up short vs the Bengals, but should be improved with a healthy Andrew Luck directing the show.

#30 – 0-1 Cardinals
Cardinals may have more problems than they think. Travel to LA to face the Rams Sunday.

#31 – 0-0-1 Browns
Browns fought the Steelers to a tough tie Sunday. After a 1-31 two-year record, that’s a major improvement.

#32 – 0-1 Bills
Bills were blown out by the Ravens and are now forced to start rookie QB Josh Allen who may be ready to play especially behind this pathetic front line.
Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college 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 CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites


Senior Bowl Watch List 2018

Senior Bowl Watch List 2018

Senior Bowl – January 26, 2019 in Mobile, Al
2018-19 Watch List

The college football season has just kicked off and fans can watch the games with an eye to the future as the Reese’s Senior Bowl releases its annual ‘Watch List’ of players for its upcoming 2019 game – the starting point for the NFL Draft process. The Senior Bowl is the premier all-star event of the postseason and has become a classic with major implications for the NFL Draft annually.

“The release of our watch list signifies the opening kickoff for the Reese’s Senior Bowl,” said Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy. “We are looking forward to evaluating these prospects over the next several months and trying to find the best 110 players in America.

The initial watch list includes 374 players from 14 different conferences including independents, FCS, Division II and NAIA schools from around the nation. DraftInsiders.com will have Watch List positional rankings starting this week with scouting reports available throughout the fall.

Senior Bowl Watch List 2018
Go to – https://www.seniorbowl.com/watch-list

Reese’s Senior Bowl scouts will be all over the country in the next few months, evaluating a senior class that features some intriguing prospects at every position on the field.

The SEC, which has consistently produced the most NFL draft picks over the last several years, features the most prospects on the list with 79. It is followed by the Pac-12 (51), Big Ten (50), ACC (45) and Big 12 (43).

Texas (13) has the most players on the list, followed by Mississippi St (9), while Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Stanford, USC and Washington each have eight players.

There are 30 QBs on the list, including Missouri’s Drew Lock, West Virginia’s Will Grier, NC State’s Ryan Finley and Northwestern’s Clayton Thorson.

Other top players on the list: Alabama RB Damien Harris and OLB Christian Miller, Auburn DT Dontavius Russell, Stanford RB Bryce Love, Ohio State WR Parris Campbell, South Carolina WR Deebo Samuel, Arkansas OG Hjalte Froholdt, Washington OT Trey Adams, Clemson DE Christian Wilkins, Mississippi State DE/OLB Montez Sweat, Michigan DE/OLB Chase Winovich, Georgia CB Deandre Baker and Miami (FL) Safety Jaquan Johnson.

The list does not include any potential fourth-year junior graduates. Those players must graduate in December and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft before the Reese’s Senior Bowl considers them as candidates for the 2019 game.

The 70th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl is January 26, 2019 in Mobile, Ala., at 1:30pmCT. A long NFL tradition, more than 1,000 representatives from the 32 NFL clubs gather in Mobile starting on the Monday of game week (Jan. 21 in 2019) to interview players, attend the National Scouting Weigh-in and watch three practices for the North and South teams.

By Conference
American Athletic – 20
ACC – 45
Big Ten – 50
Big 12 – 43
C-USA – 12
Division II – 6
FCS – 24
Independents – 14
MAC – 11
Mountain West – 12
NAIA – 1
Pac-12 – 51
SEC – 79
Sun Belt – 6

By Position
Cornerbacks – 39
Safeties – 36
Defensive Ends – 27
Defensive Tackles – 23
Inside Backers – 36
Outside Backers – 25
Centers – 13
Guards – 19
Tackles – 30
Quarterbacks – 31
Running Backs – 19
Fullbacks – 2
Tight Ends – 20
Receivers – 46
Kickers/Punters – 10

Senior Bowl Watch List 2018
Go to – https://www.seniorbowl.com/watch-list

NFL Traded Draft Selections

NFL Traded Draft Selections

   March 3, 2020

 NFL 2020 Trade  Period Starts March 18, 2020 at 4 pm est

NFL Draft 2020

First Round
Oakland from Chicago (OLB Khalil Mack)
Miami from Houston (OT Laremy Tunsil)
Miami from Pittsburgh (DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)
Jacksonville from LA Rams (DB Jalen Ramsey)

Second Round
Chicago from Oakland (OLB Khalil Mack)
Seattle from Kansas City (DE Frank Clark)
Kansas City from San Francisco (DE Dee Ford)
Indianapolis from Washington (2019 draft trade)
Miami from New Orleans (2019 draft day trade)
Atlanta from New England (WR Mohamed Sanu)

Third Round
Oakland from Chicago (OLB Khalil Mack)
Denver from Pittsburgh (2019 draft day trade)
Houston from Seattle (DE Jadeveon Clowney)
Oakland from Houston (CB Gareon Conley)
Denver from San Francisco (WR Emmanuel Sanders)
Jets from Giants (DL Leonard Williams)
Cleveland – from Seattle thru Houston (RB Duke Johnson)

Fourth Round
Miami from Tennessee (QB Ryan Tannehill)
New England from Chicago (2019 draft day trade)
Houston from Miami (OT Laremy Tunsil)
Pittsburgh from Miami (DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)
Denver from San Francisco (WR Emmanuel Sanders)

Fifth Round
Chicago from Oakland (OLB Khalil Mack)
Jacksonville from LA Rams (DE Dante Fowler)
Arizona from Miami (QB Josh Rosen)
Arizona has forfeited a 5th round pick (SS Jalen Thompson/supp draft)
Baltimore from Minnesota (PK Kaare Vedvik)
Buffalo from Cleveland (OG Wyatt Teller)
Pittsburgh from Jacksonville (QB Josh Dobbs)
Miami from Pittsburgh (DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)
LA Rams from Baltimore (CB Marcus Peters)
San Francisco from Denver (WR Emmanuel Sanders)
Detroit from Seattle (DB Quandre Diggs)
Miami from Arizona (RB Kenyon Drake)

Sixth Round
Washington from Denver (DB Su’a Cravens)
Cleveland from Arizona (CB Jamal Taylor)
Denver from Washington (QB Case Keenum)
Miami from Dallas (DE Robert Quinn)
Jacksonville from Seattle (2019 draft day trade)
Chicago from Philadelphia (RB Jordan Howard – can escalate to a #5 pick on production)
NY Jets from Kansas City (LB Darron Lee)
Arizona from New England (OT Korey Cunningham)
Indianapolis from NY Jets (CB Nate Hairston)
Buffalo from Cleveland (OG Wyatt Teller)
Buffalo from New England (C Russell Bodine)
New England from Denver (CB Duke Dawson)
New England from Houston (CB Keion Crossen)
Miami from Pittsburgh (DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)
Green Bay from Oakland (WR Trevor Davis)

Seventh Round
Cleveland from Buffalo (WR Corey Coleman)
New England from Atlanta (S Jordan Richards)
Detroit from Carolina (OT Corey Robinson)
NY Giants from New Orleans (CB Eli Apple)
Green Bay from Baltimore (RB/WR Ty Montgomery)
Washington from Denver (QB Case Keenum)
Philadelphia from Tampa Bay (WR DeSean Jackson)
Baltimore from the NY Jets (OG Alex Lewis)
Green Bay from Tennessee (OLB Reggie Gilbert)
Denver from New England (CB Duke Dawson)
Minnesota from Miami (OG Danny Isidora)
Cleveland from Tennessee (WR Taywan Taylor)
Miami from Kansas City (S Jordan Lucas)
Pittsburgh from Miami (DB Minkah Fitzpatrick)
New England from Dallas (DL Michael Bennett)

2021 NFL Draft Conditional Pick
Bills get #7 pick from Carolina for OT Marshall Newhouse
Baltimore undisclosed pick from New England (OG Jermaine Eluemunor)
Indianapolis undisclosed conditional pick from Miami (OG Evan Brohm)
Miami undisclosed conditional pick from Indianapolis (OG Evan Brohm)
Cleveland and Green Bay exchange undisclosed picks (OG Justin McCray)
Miami undisclosed pick from Indianapolis (OG Even Brohm)
NY Giants and Green Bay could swap 7th round picks (ILB BJ Goodson/Giants get higher of their own or Baltimore’s pick)
Cleveland undisclosed pick from LA Rams (C/G Austin Corbett)


First round
Miami has a #1 from Houston (OT Laremy Tunsil)
Jacksonville has a #1 from LA Rams (DB Jalen Ramsey)

Second round
Miami has a #2 from Houston (OT Laremy Tunsil)

Fourth round
Jacksonville has a #4 from LA Rams (DB Jalen Ramsey)

Fifth round
Buffalo has a #5 from Oakland (WR Zay Jones)
Cleveland has a #5 from LA Rams (C/G Austin Corbett)

Sixth round
Pittsburgh has a #6 from Tampa Bay (OT Jerald Hawkins)
New England has a #6 from NY Jets (WR Demaryius Thomas)

Seventh round
Cleveland has a #7 from Buffalo (OG Wyatt Teller)
Buffalo has a conditional #7 from Carolina (OT Marshall Newhouse)
Kansas City has a conditional #7 from Minnesota (CB Mark Fields)
Tampa Bay has a #7 from Pittsburgh (OT Jerald Hawkins)
NY Jets have a #7 from Seattle (CB Parry Nickerson)

Seventh round
Detroit gets higher of Lions-Cleveland 7th round picks (QB David Blough)


2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List

2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List

The Football Writers Association of America released its 2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, selecting 97 defensive standouts from 61 schools in all 10 Division I FBS conferences on a roster that includes three returning players from last season’s FWAA All-America team.

Bronko Nagurski Trophy Ed Oliver, a junior tackle from the University of Houston and a Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalist a year ago, joins senior Clemson end Austin Bryant and junior end Sutton Smith of Northern Illinois as returning selections from the 2017 FWAA All-America first team.

Oliver, the 2017 Outland Trophy winner as the nation’s best interior lineman, is a two-time FWAA All-American after earning second-team mention in 2016. This year’s watch list for the nation’s top defensive player also includes LSU linebacker Devin White and Clemson end Clelin Ferrell, both second-team FWAA All-America selections a year ago, as well as Clemson tackle Christian Wilkins, a 2016 FWAA All-America first team member.

Frank Coyle is a longtime member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy,  Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff  and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. As in previous years, the FWAA will announce a National Defensive Player of the Week each Tuesday this season. If not already on the watch list, each week’s honored player will be added at that time. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the 2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Nov. 14.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association’s full membership, selects a 26-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski Trophy finalists. Committee members, by individual ballot, select the winner they regard as the best defensive player in college football.

This year’s watch list includes at least four players from each of the 10 FBS conferences. The SEC (16) leads the 97-member list with the Big Ten (15) right behind. The ACC (13) and Pac-12 (12) also have double-digit representation, followed by the Big 12 (9), American Athletic and Mountain West (7), Conference USA and Independents (5), and the Mid-American and Sun Belt (4).

The list includes 27 backs, 26 linebackers, 24 ends and 20 tackles.

Frank Coyle is a voter in Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years.

2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List (97)

LB Dakota Allen, Texas Tech
DB Tyler Horton, Boise State
DE Zach Allen, Boston College
LB Khaleke Hudson, Michigan
LB Azeez Al-Shaair, Florida Atlantic
DB Michael Jackson, Miami
DB Dravon Askew-Henry, West Virginia
DE Cece Jefferson, Florida
LB Joe Bachie, Michigan State
DE Jalen Jelks, Oregon
DE Ben Banogu, TCU
DB Jaquan Johnson, Miami
DT Terry Beckner Jr., Missouri
DT Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State
DT Ryan Bee, Marshall
DE Corbin Kaufusi, BYU
DB Julian Blackmon, Utah
LB Jordan Kunaszyk, California
DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
DB Kris Boyd, Texas
DE Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia
DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
DT Ira Lewis, Baylor
DB Blace Brown, Troy
DB Shelton Lewis, Florida Atlantic
DE Austin Bryant, Clemson
DT Ray Lima, Iowa State
LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington
LB David Long Jr., West Virginia
LB Devin Bush, Michigan
DB Julian Love, Notre Dame
DB T.J. Carter, Memphis
DB Chase Lucas, Arizona State
DB Justin Clifton, Arkansas State
DT David Moa, Boise State
LB Te’von Coney, Notre Dame
LB James Nachtigal, Army West Point
DT Marquise Copeland, Cincinnati
DE Anthony Nelson, Iowa
DE Maxx Crosby, Eastern Michigan
DT Ed Oliver, Houston
DE Marlon Davidson, Auburn
DB Amani Oruwariye, Penn State
DE Raekwon Davis, Alabama
LB Shaquille Quarterman, Miami
DB Lukas Denis, Boston College
DB Delvon Randall, Temple
DB D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin
DB Taylor Rapp, Washington
LB Tyrel Dodson, Texas A&M
DE Christian Rector, USC
DE Landis Durham, Texas A&M
LB Malik Reed, Nevada
LB Troy Dye, Oregon
LB David Reese, Florida
LB Cooper Edmiston, Tulsa
DE Hunter Reese, Troy
DB Mike Edwards, Kentucky
DT Olive Sagapolu, Wisconsin
LB T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin
DT Jordon Scott, Oregon
DE Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech
DB Duke Shelley, Kansas State
DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson
DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
LB Paddy Fisher, Northwestern
LB Cameron Smith, USC
DT Greg Gaines, Washington
DE Sutton Smith, NIU
DE Rashan Gary, Michigan
DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State
DE Joe Gaziano, Northwestern
LB Jahlani Tavai, Hawaii
DT Youhanna Ghaifan, Wyoming
DB Marvell Tell III, USC
DB Kyle Gibson, UCF
DB Juan Thornhill, Virginia
DB Mark Gilbert, Duke
DT Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
LB Ulysees Gilbert III, Akron
DT Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech
LB Joe Giles-Harris, Duke
LB Devin White, LSU
DE Carl Granderson, Wyoming
DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
LB Terez Hall, Missouri
DB Greedy Williams, LSU
LB De’Jon Harris, Arkansas
DB Andrew Wingard, Wyoming
DB Tae Hayes, Appalachian State
DE Chase Winovich, Michigan
DB Lavert Hill, Michigan
DT Daniel Wise, Kansas
DT Trysten Hill, UCF
DE Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion
LB Khalil Hodge, Buffalo

By conference: SEC 16, Big Ten 15, ACC 13, Pac-12 12, Big 12 9, American Athletic 7, Mountain West 7, Conference USA 5, Independents 5, Mid-American 4, Sun Belt 4.

By position: Backs 27, Linebackers 26, Ends 24, Tackles 20.

Players may be added or removed from the list before or during the season

The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet, presented by ACN, will be held on Dec. 3 at the Charlotte Convention Center. In addition to the 2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner’s announcement, the banquet will also celebrate the recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award. Ohio State linebacker Tom Cousineau, a member of the FWAA’s 1977 All-America team and a College Football Hall of Famer, will be honored. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.

The FWAA has chosen a National Defensive Player of the Year since 1993. In 1995, the FWAA named the award in honor of the legendary two-way player from the University of Minnesota. Nagurski dominated college football, then became a star for professional football’s Chicago Bears in the 1930s. Bronislaw “Bronko” Nagurski is a charter member of both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 24 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about the NCFAA.


2018 Outland Trophy Watch List

2018 Outland Trophy Watch List

The 2018 Outland Trophy presented by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases will be one of college football’s most anticipated award races this season, as University of Houston junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver attempts to join former University of Nebraska center Dave Rimington (1981, 1982) as the only two-time winners of the award. Oliver is the only sophomore to have ever won the award.

The preseason 2018 Outland Trophy Watch List, featuring standout interior linemen on offense and defense from all 10 Division I Football Bowl Subdivision conferences and independents, will be announced tomorrow, July 24. The three finalists will be featured on ESPN’s The Home Depot College Football Awards and the winner will be announced in early December. The Outland Trophy Banquet follows in early January in Omaha, Nebraska.

“The FWAA is delighted to partner with NFID in this Outland Trophy sponsorship. NFID is an influential thought leader promoting important public health messages around disease prevention and treatment. Using one of college football’s oldest and most revered awards to help promote flu prevention is a winning play on any field as far as the FWAA is concerned,” said Richardson.

The Outland Trophy, now in its 73rd year, is the third-oldest major college football award. Created in 1946 when Dr. John Outland presented the FWAA with a financial contribution to initiate the award, the Outland Trophy has been given to the best interior lineman in college football ever since. Dr. Outland, an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1890s, eventually took up practice in Kansas City, Missouri. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Outland believed linemen did not get the credit they deserved and wanted an award to recognize them.

2017 Outland winner Ed Oliver of Houston returns in 2018  for his junior season

Frank Coyle is a voter in Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy,  Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff  and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 25 years.

2018 Outland Trophy Watch List

OL Paul Adams, Missouri
OL Trey Adams, Washington
OL Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
C Ryan Anderson, Wake Forest
OL Alex Bars, Notre Dame
OL Ryan Bates, Penn State
DT Terry Beckner, Missouri
DT Ryan Bee, Marshall
G David Beedle, Michigan State
OL Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin
C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
OL Lanard Bonner, Arkansas State
G Tyler Bowling, Tulsa
C Garrett Bradbury, N.C. State
OL Parker Braun, Georgia Tech
OL Ben Bredeson, Michigan
DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
C Jesse Burkett, Stanford
OL Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
DT Marquise Copeland, Cincinnati
C Deontae Crumitie, Troy
OL Michael Deiter, Wisconsin
OL Tommy Doles, Northwestern
OL O’Shea Dugas, Louisiana Tech
C Alec Eberle, Florida State
OL David Edwards, Wisconsin
OL Bobby Evans, Oklahoma
C Justin Falcinelli, Clemson
C Lo Falemaka, Utah
OL Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas
C Lamont Gaillard, Georgia
DT Greg Gaines, Washington
C Tyler Gauthier, Miami
DT Youhanna Ghaifan, Wyoming
C Jake Hanson, Oregon
OL Phil Haynes, Wake Forest
G Nate Herbig, Stanford
DT Trysten Hill, UCF
OT Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
OL Martez Ivey, Florida
C Jordan Johnson, UCF
DT Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State
OL Michael Jordan, Ohio State
OL Luke Juriga, Western Michigan
C John Keenoy, Western Michigan
OL Marcus Keyes, Oklahoma State
C Sean Krepsz, Nevada
DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson
G Jimmy Leatiota, Eastern Michigan
DT Ira Lewis, Baylor
DT Ray Lima, Iowa State
OL Chris Lindstrom, Boston College
OL Greg Little, Ole Miss
C Toa Lobendahn, USC
OL Joe Lowery, Ohio
OL Kaleb McGary, Washington
C Connor McGovern, Penn State
OL Patrick Mekari, California
C Chandler Miller, Tulsa
DT David Moa, Boise State
C Sam Mustipher, Notre Dame
C Will Noble, Houston
OT Marcus Norman, USF
DT Ed Oliver, Houston
C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama
OL Ben Powers, Oklahoma
OL Isaiah Prince, Ohio State
OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State
NT Olive Sagapolu, Wisconsin
OL Dru Samia, Oklahoma
OT Max Scharping, NIU
DT Jordon Scott, Oregon
DT Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State
OL Trey Smith, Tennessee
OL Trevon Tate, Memphis
OL Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
DT Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame
OL Patrick Vahe, Texas
DT Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech
DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson
OL Jonah Williams, Alabama
DT Daniel Wise, Kansas


NFL Calendar 2018-2019

NFL Calendar 2018-2019

Preseason Week Three (Aug. 23-26)
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Preseason Week Four (Aug. 30-31)
Thursday, Aug. 30

September 1: Final Cutdown – NFL Teams must reduce rosters to 53 players by 4 pm
September 3: Teams may establish a practice squad of 10 players

September 6: Opening NFL game – Falcons at Eagles

Sept 9-10 – Opening weekend of NFL schedule

Oct. 16-17 – Fall Owners Meeting, New York

October 30: NFL Trade deadline at 4 PM ET.

Dec. 12 – Winter Owners Meeting, Irving, Tx.

December 30: NFL Regular Season ends

January 5-6: Wild Card Playoff round

January 12-13: Divisional Playoff round

January 20: AFC and NFL Championship Games

January 27: Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida

February 3: Super Bowl – Atlanta, Georgia

February 28-March 6: Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, In

March 13: 2019 – NFL league year, includes start of free agency and trading period begins at 4 pm ET

April 25-27 – NFL Draft 2019

The NFL Preseason Schedule for 2018 – Results and Upcoming Games

NFL Preseason Schedule for 2018

The NFL Preseason Schedule for 2018 kicked off with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio on Thursday, Aug. 1.

The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Chicago Bears in that game 17-16.

NFL Network will telecast every 2018 Preseason game either live or replay.

NFL Preseason 2018

Week 1 (August 9-13)

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

Matchup           Time (ET)

Bengals 30, Bears 27    7:00 pm

Browns 20, Giants 10    7:00

Buccaneers 26, Dolphins 24       7:00 pm

Panthers 28, Bills 23      7:00 pm

Saints 24, Jaguars 20    7:00 pm

Steelers 31, Eagles 14   7:00 pm

Ravens 33, Rams 7       7:30 pm

Patriots 26, Redskins 17 7:30 pm

Packers 31, Titans 17    8:00 pm

Texans 17, Chiefs 10     8:30 pm

Colts 19, Seahawks 17  10:00 pm

49ers 24, Cowboys 21   10:00 pm

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

Jets 17, Falcons 0         7:30 pm

Raiders 16, Lions 10      10:30 pm

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Vikings at Broncos        9:05 pm

Chargers at Cardinals    10:00 pm

Preseason Week Two (Aug 16-20)

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Matchup           Time (ET)

Eagles at Patriots          7:30 pm

Jets at Redskins            8:00 pm

Steelers at Packers       8:00 pm

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Chiefs at Falcons          7:00 pm

Giants at Lions  7:00 pm

Bills at Browns  7:30 pm

Dolphins at Panthers      7:30 pm

Cardinals at Saints        8:00 pm

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

Jaguars at Vikings         1:00 pm

Raiders at Rams            4:00 pm

Bengals at Cowboys     7:00 pm

49ers at Texans 8:00 pm

Buccaneers at Titans     8:00 pm

Bears at Broncos          9:05 pm

Seahawks at Chargers   10:00 pm

Monday, Aug. 20, 2018

Ravens at Colts 8:00 pm

Preseason Week Three (Aug. 23-26)

Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

Matchup           Time (ET)

Eagles at Browns          8:00 pm

Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

Broncos at Redskins      7:30 pm

Giants at Jets    7:30 pm

Patriots at Panthers       7:30 pm

Lions at Buccaneers      8:00 pm

Seahawks at Vikings     8:00 pm

Packers at Raiders        10:30 pm

Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

Chiefs at Bears  1:00 pm

Texans at Rams            4:00 pm

Titans at Steelers          4:00 pm

49ers at Colts   4:30 pm

Falcons at Jaguars        7:00 pm

Ravens at Dolphins       7:00 pm

Saints at Chargers         8:00 pm

Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

Bengals at Bills 4:00 pm

Cardinals at Cowboys   8:00 pm

Preseason Week Four (Aug. 30-31)

Thursday, Aug. 30

Browns at Lions 7:00 pm

Colts at Bengals            7:00 pm

Dolphins at Falcons       7:00 pm

Jets at Eagles   7:00 pm

Patriots at Giants           7:00 pm

Jaguars at Buccaneers  7:30 pm

Panthers at Steelers      7:30 pm

Redskins at Ravens       7:30 pm

Bills at Bears     8:00 pm

Cowboys at Texans       8:00 pm

Rams at Saints  8:00 pm

Vikings at Titans            8:00 pm

Packers at Chiefs          8:30 pm

Broncos at Cardinals      10:00 pm

Chargers at 49ers          10:00 pm

Raiders at Seahawks     10:00 pm

End NFL Preseason Schedule 2018

NFL 2018 Regular Season Starts Sept. 6th

NFL Supplemental 2018 Draft – Giants and Redskins Select Cornerbacks

NFL Supplemental 2018 Draft
Frank Coyle/Head Scout – DraftInsiders.com

The NFL held the annual NFL Supplemental 2018 Draft Wednesday with two players selected, the most since 2010.

The NY Giants selected cornerback Sam Beal of Western Michigan in the 3rd round while the Washington Redskins added cornerback Adonis Alexander of Virginia Tech in the 6th round.

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Three other players were eligible for the supplemental draft, but were not selected. Safety Brandon Bryant of Mississippi St, RB Martayveus Carter of Grand Valley St and LB Bright Ugwoegbu of Oregon St went undrafted and are now free agents who are eligible to sign with any NFL team.

The two drafted cornerbacks address pressing issues on both the Giants and Redskins. Both prospects are big agile defenders from the D1 level. The Giants have little depth behind starters Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins and both players had issues last season including short suspensions.

Beal is a big agile cover man with quickness and ball instincts. Displays nifty footwork and above-average twitch to plant and drive out of his backpedal. Inconsistent at reading the QB to anticipate when to jump routes. Displays good recovery speed when he reads routes properly. Capable of playing in multiple sets once he settles into the Giants scheme. He matches up well with big receivers and wins many jump ball situations. He will press for time in the nickel and dime packages this season and carries a starting corner grade with a high level of development to be a quality early starter.

Alexander is a huge corner who started as a true freshman and finished with 14 career starts, though only two in 2017. Great length with adequate hip flexibility and closing speed. Better zone defender than man coverage. Possible conversion to safety in time. Looks to settle into the package coverage units and better on the outside vs possession receivers. He will have to impress on special teams coverage units and he has the makeup to compete for a gunner role in training camp.


2018 NFL Supplemental Draft

NFL Supplemental Draft 2018 – July 11, 2018

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The NFL will hold 2018 summer NFL Supplemental Draft today Wednesday, July 11th at 1 pm est.

Currently five players have declared for the draft class including cornerbacks, Adonis Alexander of Virginia Tech and Sam Beal of Western Michigan, LB Bright Ugwoebuh of Oregon St., safety Brandon Bryant of Mississippi St and RB Marty Carter of Grand Valley St. Alexander held a pro day on June 20th, while Beal worked out on June 28th and Bryant the following day, June 29th. NFL supplemental drafts often pass without any players being chosen, but Beal, Alexander and Bryant figure to be attractive options for NFL clubs with needs in the secondary.

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Sam Beal is our highest rated prospect in this class and a player who could be selected with a second day selection either a 2nd or 3rd round draft choice. He had a good pro day workout. If a player is selected in the supplemental draft, the team must forfeit a draft pick of the same round the player was picked in the NFL Draft 2019. Since 2012, only two players have been picked in the supplemental draft. The Browns took receiver Josh Gordon in 2012 in the 2nd round while the Rams took Isaiah Battle in 2015 in the fifth round. Only 43 players in total have been taken in the supplemental draft since its inception in 1977.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2018

The NFL will conduct the Supplemental Draft 2018 on Wednesday, 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 seven 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 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. Players not selected in this draft class will then become free agents eligible to sign with any team.

Any team that uses a selection in the Supplemental Draft will forfeit their choice in the corresponding round of the NFL Draft 2019. The new draft prospects will be considered part of the rookie salary pool along with the players from the NFL Draft 2018 and they must fit under the current contract structure and overall salary cap. There was no player chosen again last July. The Rams used their 5th round pick on OT Isaiah Battle in the 2015 NFL

Supplemental Draft, the last player chosen in this process. No players were drafted the previous past two summers. In 2013, the Browns used their 2nd round pick on wideout Josh Gordon, the only selection chosen in the process. He was a Pro Bowl receiver who set new NFL records a few years ago. But he has also been suspended annually for failing drug and alcohol tests and is currently coming off a suspended period.  Browns did not bring back for 2017 season, but has reinstated him this spring and he has been in mini-camp this spring and will attend training camp this August.

Most prospects in a Supplemental class provide little initial impact because of the late signing that caused them to miss all of the OTAs and mini-camp practices. The NFL office has considered terminating this draft process after only minimal interest by clubs. Bids are weighted according to how a team performed the previous season. There are three groups of bid weights, with record determining ranking within each. The first group consists of teams that had six or fewer wins the previous season. The second group is made up of non-playoff teams that had more than six wins. The third group is made up of the 12 playoff teams from the previous year.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2018

These players are eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft after not declaring for entry in the NFL Draft 2018. The NFL has confirmed that these five players will be available in today’s summer NFL Supplemental Draft 2018.

Workout dates for 5 NFL Supplemental Draft prospects:
CB Adonis Alexander: 6/20 at Virginia Tech
CB Sam Beal: 6/28 at WMU
S Brandon Bryant: 6/29 at MSU
RB Marty Carter: 6/30 Grand Valley St
LB Bright Ugwoebuh: 6/30 at Oregon St.

Cornerback Sam Beal #1         Western Michigan  6-1             180       – Sp. 4.50          Rating 70
Big agile savvy corner started his final two seasons, earning MAC honors in 2017. Slender athlete with the prototypical skills which translates well to the corner position. Quick feet with fine short area suddenness and good long speed. Fine natural coverage ability with the athleticism to ultimately compete for a corner role in the NFL. Slight frame and lack of ideal physicality are legitimate concerns. Aided by quick feet, athletic instincts and the ball-skills to mirror receivers and grade out highly on a game to game basis. Limited experience vs NFL caliber receivers, though shows natural playmaking skills and made fast progress with experience anticipating routes and making plays on the ball. Can mirror tightly in man coverage underneath. Shows fine patience and confidence and keeps balanced and under control in coverage. He was rarely beaten deep with good speed and leaping skills to win in matchups. Displays nifty footwork and above-average twitch to plant and drive out of his backpedal. Inconsistent at reading the QB to anticipate when to jump routes. Displays good recovery speed when he reads routes properly. He can bite on play-action and fooled by double moves. Instincts are improving, though faced a simple level of play. Inconsistent tackling whether at the line or in the open field. Lacks top makeup speed and can be slow to turn and find the ball. Needs improvement on tracking and adjusting to deep passes. Overall, he is a very alert, confident and instinctive corner who is usually sound at jumping routes. Good press coverage ability to gain an early advantage. As a junior in 2017, he started 11 games and made 26 tackles with 3 TFL, 10 PBU and 2 picks for 2nd team MAC honors. As a sophomore, he started 13 games with 55 tackles with 8 PBU, and no picks. At his pro day at WMU, he came in at 6’1” and 178 lbs. with 32+” arms. He had a 4.47 time. He did a 37” VJ and a 10’6” BJ. Added a 4.09 in the shuttle with a 7.11 three-cone. Definite upside potential with work on his basics. Currently, he lacks the functional strength to test NFL caliber receivers. Shows a good closing burst that he uses well and should win a roster spot as a #4 or #5 in camp. Top 75 prospect after his strong final two seasons. Quality prospect probably fits in the 2nd day. Displayed quality starting talent. With a late start in rookie season he will most likely initially be only a backup corner with the skill set to continue to improve. With experience he will press for nickel corner role and eventually start once he settles into a system. Needs to be more physical to make it at the next level and earn playing time.  Fine addition especially if he falls into middle rounds.

NFL 2018 Draft Review – Giants Top NFC Grades

NFL 2018 Draft Review – Giants Get Top NFC Grade

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The Giants received our top grade among NFC clubs for the NFL Draft Review. Giant new GM Dave Gettleman did a great job in his first season rebuilding the faltering flagship franchise after a personnel drought in the NFL Draft.  Though he had only six selections after trades, he held his position with his early selections the 2nd overall pick in each round. Gettleman resisted all offers for the #2 overall pick and selected the prospect he earmarked right from the start – runner Saquon Barkley. He has immediate impact ability in this offense, featuring Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepherd and Evan Ingram. They could be a dominant quartet working with Eli Manning behind a rebuilt line. Giants hope to use this NFL Draft and free agent classes back to playoff contention.

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  2018 Rookie Draft Class
1  2       Saquon Barkley            RB        Penn St
2 34      Will Hernandez            G          UTEP
3 66      Lorenzo Carter            LB        Georgia
3 69      B.J. Hill                          DT        N.C. St
4 108    Kyle Lauletta               QB       Richmond
5 139    R.J. McIntosh               DT        Miami (Fl)

The Giants addressed pressing issues on both sides of the ball with their top four selections. They add six picks after trades and held four of the top 69 choices. They retained the #2 overall pick despite a few offers to move up in the top ten selections.

They were enthralled with tailback Saquon Barkley right from the beginning and chose the blue-chip back with their first pick. Barkley is highly developed and capable of being a three down starter day one. He will give the Giants an impact weapon to join wideouts Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram to form a super potent quartet. Barkley is capable of 1200 yards rushing and 75+ receptions. He has that type of talent and level of development to produce at those levels. He opens up this offense tremendously and forces free safeties to give him attention that can open up coverage vs Beckham and Engram. Maybe the best Giant #1 pick since Eli Manning. He gives them an impact weapon with rare sub 4.35 speed to run the seam and break plays after the catch. His openfield running skills were not fully tapped as a collegian and he is capable of providing another fast option for Eli Manning.

On the 2nd round, they chose guard Will Hernandez, a powerful tough blocker with good footwork. He graded out high at every stage, Senior Bowl, NFL Combine and workouts to backup his fine on field performance. He is projected to start at left guard to replace departed vet Justin Pugh. Hernandez couples in new vet LT Nate Solder to form a potentially powerful leftside. With two 3rd round picks, they added LB Lorenzo Carter and DL B.J. Hill. LB Carter is an awesome athlete who came on strong in 2017 to elevate his grade. He actually tested out better than Tremaine Edmunds in virtually every event at the NFL Combine and was selected with the 16th overall choice. He projects to an attack backer role and figures to push for time in a rotation of edge players. He is an excellent kick blocker and can be an impact defender on special teams. DL Hill is a big body lineman with power and quickness. He projects to both the five-technique spot as well as a three-technique position in the package defenses. Both 3rd round picks were fine value and additions for their front seven. Each carries an early NFL starting grade.

In the 4th round, they added QB Kyle Lauletta, a smooth throwing prospect who was very production at the small college level. New GM Dave Gettleman felt he was too good to pass on here with Eli entering his 15th season at 37 years old. Lauletta did well at the Senior Bowl and will compete for the #2 role with Davis Webb, a 3rd round selection last April. This was a good value addition with many rating him among the top 75 prospects. He could be the long-term answer for Eli’s eventual replacement. In the 5th round, they chose DL R.J. McIntosh, a big tough lineman who played inside more than outside as a collegian. He has the body type of a five-technique lineman who will be looked at there in the base defense. He can start in the position with development. He also plays the three-technique role and showed the ability to penetrate as an interior rusher. He was excellent value here, and though needs some time, he is capable of paying huge dividends after his settles into this defense. He was interesting upside and is a playmaker, especially attacking the LOS and moving laterally. He needs to settle into a position and could find a niche in the package defenses as a situational rusher. He could be a steal this late with the skill set to press for time and possibly an eventual starter.   Grade: A

Rookie & Veteran Free Agency:  The Giants were selective in FA and addressed few key areas on both sides of the ball. They addressed their screaming five-year LT position immediately with the signing of vet Nat Solder. He gives them a bookend blocker for the blindside. They also signed LB Kareem Martin, guard Patrick Omaneh, runner Jon Stewart and wideout Cody Latimer. Martin is an underrated signing and could be a fixture in this 3-4 scheme. He can stuff the run and rush the passer. Omaneh will probably win a starting guard job. Latimer is a young veteran wideout with upside as a receiver and has excelled on special teams. Stewart is a great mentor for Barkley and a good short yardage back. They also added DE Josh Mauro, CB William Gay, and DB Michael Thomas. They traded for LB Alec Ogletree for two third day draft picks, an excellent move. Ogletree will start inside and is a playmaker who is just entering his prime. They traded defender JPP for an early #3 pick. He was not a good fit for this defensive scheme. They lost OL Justin Pugh, Wes Richburg and DJ Fluker, CB Ross Cockrell and LB Devon Kinnard. They linemen were quality blockers they had to replace. They released corner DRC and wideout Brandon Marshall, two high priced fading veterans. Many other veteran FAs were unsigned entering camp. They signed a quality rookie FA class with a few having good chances to make the roster or PS. They signed Robert Martin, RB, Rutgers, Jawill Davis, WR, Bethune-Cookman, Nick Gates, OL, Nebraska, Tyler Howell, OT, Missouri, Evan Brown, C, SMU, Tyrell Chavis, DT, Penn St, Aaron Davis, CB, Georgia, Tae Davis, OLB, Tennessee-Chat, Grant Haley, CB, Penn St., Mike Jones, DB, Temple and Sean Chandler, S, Temple. OL Gates is a major sleeper with untapped talented and could surprise here. CB Haley is a quick tough smallish cover man who will press for time in the nickel package and can make this roster and also a good PS candidate. Safety Chandler is a sleeper with pro talent to warrant a long look and can make the roster or the PS.

Training Camp Objectives:  The Giants collapsed with a team wide breakdown. The roster has deteriorated with continuous weak draft classes the past five that leaves the club with little depth anywhere. Their offense line has been rebuilt with Solder and guards, rookie Hernandez and vet Omameh. Young tight end Evan Engram proved to be a good weapon and will join Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard. Rookie back Barkley can be a difference maker here and create massive problems in coverage. Defenses will struggle matchup up with Beckham and Barkley, with one likely in single coverage. Vet QB Eli Manning still has it and will benefit from improved protection and the presence of Barkley. Former LT Ereck Flowers moves to right tackle and must prove ready to start.

The Giants defense changes their scheme after a total collapse in 2017. DE/LB Olivier Vernon moves to backer while DT Harrison lines up at nose tackle. The secondary was in disarray with three suspensions for their corners. Veteran corner Janoris Jenkins is primed for a fine effort while former #1 pick Eli Apple is committed for a breakout performance. Young safety Darian Thompson benefitted from starting for a full season. Vet Landon Collins returns from a broken forearm ready to play up to his Pro Bowl talent.

The Giants will have to adjust quickly to a new defensive scheme to compete for a playoff spot. This club can press the Eagles for the division with an awesome collection of weapons for Eli to call on. NFC East title may be out of reach, but the playoffs is certainly not and real possibility here. They first half difficult schedule will dictate their direction with six NFC games among their first eight contests.