NFL Free Agency 2019 – Top 50 Free Agents – Unrestricted

NFL Free Agency 2019 – Top 50 Unrestricted Free Agents  

  Frank Coyle – Head scout

Exclusive Franchise Players – None

Franchise Non-exclusive Players
DeMarcus Lawrence            DE           Cowboys
Dee Ford                               DE/LB      Chiefs
Jadeveon Clowney               DE/LB      Texans
Frank Clark                           DE           Seahawks
Grady Jarrett                         DT           Falcons
Robbie Gould                        PK           49ers

Transitional Players – None

2019 Salary Cap Per Team – $188.2M

Top 50 Unrestricted Free Agents

Player                        Position   Age     Old Team  
1 Le’Veon Bell                       RB           27            PIT
2 Trey Flowers                      DE           26            NE
3 Earl Thomas                       FS           30            SEA
4 Nick Foles                          QB           30            PHI
5 Tyrann Mathieu                  FS           27            HOU
6 Tyrell Williams                    WR          27            LAC
7 Landon Collins                    FS           25            NYG
8 Anthony Barr                      OLB         27            MIN
9 C.J. Mosley                        ILB           27            BAL
10 Trenton Brown                   LT            26            NE
11 Sheldon Richardson          DT           28            MIN
12 Preston Smith                    OLB         26            WAS
13 Ja’Wuan James                  RT           27            MIA
14 Za’Darius Smith                 OLB         26            BAL
15 Adrian Amos                       FS           26            CHI

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16 Ronald Darby                      CB           25            PHI
17 Malik Jackson                    DT           29            JAC
18 Mitch Morse                        C             27            KC
19 Teddy Bridgewater            QB           27            NO
20 Ndamukong Suh                 DT           32            LAR
21 Ezekiel Ansah                     DE           30            DET
22 Mark Ingram                       RB           29            NO
23 Golden Tate                        WR          31            PHI
24 Darqueze Dennard             CB           27            CIN
25 Justin Houston                   LB           30            KC
26 Daryl Williams                    RT           27            CAR
27 Jordan Hicks                      ILB           27            PHI
28 LaMarcus Joyner                FS           28            LAR
29 Matt Paradis                       C             29            DEN
30 Alex Okafor                         DE           28            NO
31 K.J. Wright                         OLB         30            SEA
32 Kareem Jackson                S             31            HOU
33 Ryan Kalil                           C             34            CAR
34 Henry Anderson                DE           28            NYJ
35 Cedric Ogbuehi                  LT            27            CIN
36 Chris Conley                       WR          26            KC
37 Muhammad Wilkerson      DT           30            GB
38 Rodger Saffold                    G             31            LAR
39 Malcom Brown                   DT           25            NE
40 Devin Funchess                  WR          25            CAR
41 Allen Bailey                         DT           30            KC
42 Donte Moncrief                  WR          26            JAC
43 Adam Humphries              WR          26            TB
44 Bryce Callahan                   CB           27            CHI
45 Tevin Coleman                   RB           26            ATL
46 Deone Bucannon                ILB           27            ARI
47 Jamison Crowder              WR          26            WAS
48 Justin Coleman                  CB           26            SEA
49 Danny Shelton                   DT           26            NE
50 Benson Mayowa                 DE           28            ARI

NFL Combine 2019 – Workout Warriors  Defensive Prospects

NFL Combine 2019 – Workout Warriors
Defensive Prospects

Edge Defenders
Sweat, Montez                OLB      Mississippi St.
Winovich, Chase            OLB      Michigan
Allen, Josh                      OLB      Kentucky
Banogu, Ben                   OLB      TCU
Brailford, Jordan           OLB      Oklahoma St.
Burns, Brian                   OLB      Florida St.
Davis, Jamal                   OLB      Akron
Hollins, Justin               OLB      Oregon
Miller, Christian            OLB      Alabama

Defensive Linemen
Bosa, Nick                      DL        Ohio St.
Gary, Rashan                 DL        Michigan
Williams, Quinnen       DL        Alabama
Hill, Trysten                  DL        Central Florida
Collier, L.J.                    DL        TCU
Cominsky, John           DL        Charleston

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White, Devin                 LB        LSU
Bush, Devin                   LB        Michigan
Cashman, Blake            LB        Minnesota
Johnson, Gary               LB        Texas
Summers, Ty                 LB        TCU
Takitaki, Sione              LB        BYU
Tranquill, Drue              LB        Notre Dame

Dean, Jamel                  CB        Auburn
Fields, Mark                  CB        Clemson
Johnson, Isaiah            CB        Houston
Layne, Justin                CB        Michigan St.
Bunting, Sean               CB        Central Michigan
Webster, Ken                CB        Mississippi
Long, David                   CB        Michigan
Thomas, Derrek            CB        Baylor

Woods, Zedrick                             S          Mississippi
Gardner-Johnson, Chauncey     S          Florida
Abram, Johnathan                       S          Mississippi St.
Hooker, Amani                             S          Iowa
Savage, Darnell                             S          Maryland
Blair, Marquise                             S          Utah
West, Darius                                  S          Kentucky

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published for 28 years including a 250 page Yearbook with 300 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years.

NFL Free Agency 2019 – Franchised Players – Designated Salary By Positon

NFL Free Agency 2019 – Franchised Players – Designated Salary by Position

NFL announced that the 2019 salary cap has been set at $188,200,000 per club, up from the 2018 ceiling of $177,200,000. The NFL announced the numbers for teams to designate franchise or transition players closed. This year, six players were designated as non-exclusive franchise players. No transition tags were used this year by any club.

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The new salary cap number represents an $11 million increase over the 2018 number which was $12 million over the 2017 salary cap. Since 2012, the cap has increased by nearly $70 million per team. The salary cap figure has ballooned in recent years as the effects of new bulging television deals are being figured into the amount. The total has jumped over $45 million each of the past four seasons. Though this is the 6th straight year the salary cap has increased by at least $10 million.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, teams are required to spend an average of 89 percent of the salary cap from 2013 to 2019. League-wide, teams must spend an average of 95 percent of the salary cap over the four-year period.

This new money boosts many clubs into a higher bracket that could produce a buying frenzy in the opening weeks starting March 13th. The salary cap per team below is a fluctuating total according to ongoing roster moves – re-signing, releases and restructuring of current players. The new totals should guarantee a heavily active Free Agent market thru the spring.

NFL 2017 Salary Cap – Franchise/ Transitional Tags 

The NFL salary cap figures list Franchise non-exclusive and transition tags. Non-exclusive players must be tendered a one-year deal no less than the listed amount for their position, which is determined by the average of the top five salaries at their position. With the non-exclusive tag, the current team has the right to match any offer or get two 1st round choices in return. An exclusive Franchise tag ties him to his current team at a higher but undetermined price for one season. Both sides can continue to negotiate on a longer deal even after a franchise tag has been applied.

NFL teams had until March 5th to designate either franchise or transitional tags. The transition tag is created by averaging the top 10 salaries at one position.

Free Agency Labels

Exclusive Franchise Players – None

Franchise Non-exclusive Players (6)

DeMarcus Lawrence             DE            Cowboys
Dee Ford                                 DE/LB      Chiefs
Jadeveon Clowney                DE/LB      Texans
Frank Clark                            DE             Seahawks
Grady Jarrett                         DT             Falcons
Robbie Gould                        PK              49ers

Official Franchise Tags – Salary cap 2019 – $188.2M
Franchise Tag Salary Numbers for each position

  2019 Franchise Tag Values

     Position                  Tender Amount
Quarterback                  $24,865,000
Running Back               $11,214,000
Wide Receiver               $16,787,000
Tight End                      $10,387,000
Offensive Lineman      $14,067,000
Defensive End              $17,128,000
Defensive Tackle           $15,209,000
Linebacker                    $15,443,000
Cornerback                   $16,022,000
Safety                              $11,150,000
Kicker/Punter                $4,971,000


NFL Combine 2019 – Workout Warriors

NFL Combine 2019 – Workout Warriors

  Offensive Prospects
Pro Days Begin on School Campuses

NFL Combine Defensive Prospects – This week

Offensive Prospects

Quarterbacks – Pro Days will determine final QB Rankings
Jackson, Tyree              QB       Buffalo
Jones, Daniel                QB       Duke
Lock, Drew                    QB       Missouri

Running Backs – Middle Tier Prospects Shrine at Workouts
Williams, Trayveon        RB        Texas A&M
Hill, Justice                   RB        Oklahoma St.
Sanders, Miles              RB        Penn St.
Scarlett, Jordan             RB        Florida
Henderson, Darrell        RB        Memphis
Armstead, Ryquell         RB        Temple
Barnes, Alex                 RB        Kansas St.

Wide Receivers – Deep Class with Limited Blue Chip Prospects
Metcalf, D.K.                 WR       Mississippi
McLaurin, Terry             WR       Ohio St.
Campbell, Parris            WR       Ohio St.
Isabella, Andy               WR       Massachusetts
Jennings, Gary              WR       West Virginia
Hardman, Mecole          WR       Georgia
Boykin, Miles                WR       Notre Dame
Brown, A.J.                   WR       Mississippi
Dulin, Ashton                WR       Malone Univ. (Oh)
Ferguson, Jazz              WR       Northwestern St. (La)
Hall, Emanuel                WR       Missouri

Tight Ends – Deep Class Continues to Emerge
Fant, Noah                    TE        Iowa
Hockenson, T.J.            TE        Iowa
Smith, Irv                      TE        Alabama
Oliver, Josh                  TE        San Jose St.
Mack, Alize                   TE        Notre Dame
Moreau, Foster             TE        LSU
Wilson, Caleb                TE        UCLA
Offensive Linemen – Limited Blue Chip Hogs
Dillard, Andre                OL        Washington St.
Bradbury, Garrett           OL        N.C. State
Lindstrom, Chris            OL        Boston College
McCoy, Erik                  OL        Texas A&M
Ford, Cody                   OL        Oklahoma
Howard, Tytus               OL        Alabama St.
McGary, Kaleb              OL        Washington
Bates, Ryan                  OL        Penn St.
Benzschawel, Beau       OL        Wisconsin
Davis, Nate                   OL        North Carolina – Charlotte
Deiter, Michael              OL        Wisconsin
Pipkins, Trey                 OL        Sioux Falls

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published for 28 years including a 250 page Yearbook with 300 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years.

NFL Draft and Free Agency Interview with scout Frank Coyle

NFL Draft 2019

NFL Draft and Free Agency Interview with scout Frank Coyle of for

  Analyzing the NY Jets strategy for NFL Free Agency and NFL Draft 2019
by Frank Coyle of

#1 Knowing the Jets have $99+ million in cap space and their weaknesses, where and on who would you spend the money on?

Jets have many needs going forward. GM Mike Maccagnan did a good job cutting cap problems in recent years to put them in the current situation. Their top priorities are edge pass rushers, a true feature back and #1 receiver, offensive tackle, defensive linemen and cornerbacks. They need to add a few top starters prior to the NFL Draft 2019. Most FA additions will probably come on the offensive side of the ball with selected defensive additions. With tags starting being used this week, edge defenders like DeMarcus Lawrence, Jadeveon Clowney, Preston Smith, Dante Fowler, Dee Ford, Trey Flowers and Shane Ray could come off the FA board soon. All these edge rushers are just entering their prime. Lawrence, Clowney, Smith, Flowers, Fowler and Ford will be expensive, but they bring the hot commodity the Jets need – edge pass pressure. Smith may not get the publicity of the others, but is an emerging impact edge defender that can make a difference. Flowers would be a coup to wrestle away from the Patriots. Always around the ball and makes plays. Jets will have to compete for the top FA prospects here or use a high draft selection. With no #2 pick currently, they may have their choice of any edge prospect other than Bosa. Josh Allen of Kentucky is a stud and the most complete edge defender in this draft class. The Jets will entertain moving back in top ten for a #2 selection. I love DE/LB Montez Sweat from Mississippi State. He strikes and brings explosiveness and power and has impact talent. He figures off the board by the middle of the first round. With $99 million in free agency available and the #3 overall selection, the Jets could address this area with two edge rushers and elevate this unit significantly with premier defenders like DL Leonard Williams and safety Jamal Adams inline already.

I also like free agent OTs, JaWuan James, Cedric Ogbuehi, Jake Fisher or Donovan Smith. Tackle pickings are generally thin after a few prospects with several teams have already resigned before the FA period even starts. There could be a few released veterans, but that is usually limited at best. That might put the burden on the NFL Draft 2019 where LT Jonah Williams, Greg Little and Andre Dillard are expected to be off the board probably by middle of first round. Quality offensive linemen get gobbled up quickly with 6 prospects in each of the first two rounds last April, including 10 of the first 39 selections. In the top 100 selections in the NFL Draft 2018, twenty draft choices were used on offensive linemen.

Jet corners Morris Claiborne (29) and Buster Skrine (30) are up as free agents. At $7 million for Claiborne and $6+ for Skrine, both would be costly to resign especially with veteran Tremaine Johnson (29) signed for a $12 million cap charge with an $8 million cash layout. Jets might want to resign one of the veterans with Skrine more versatile. Johnson signed a $72 million dollar contract thru 2023 with $34 million guaranteed. Veteran corners Jimmie Ward, Darqueze Dennard, Ronald Darby and Bradley Roby are second contract defenders will NFL starting skills to couple with Johnson and form a top tandem. Ward is a high-quality starter and though an expensive fit, capable of being a key missing piece almost immediately. Jets might also look to couple their starters with a developed rookie addition with starting talent.

#2 The talk here in NY is that the Jets may pursue Le’Veon Bell in free agency. Is this a good move?

Bell would be a good addition but only on certain terms and conditions. Does he sign for anything near his $14 million former contract that he refused to sign through the fall of 2018. The Steelers will not tag him with Franchise or Transitional labels. He is a complete back who is only 27 years old and coming off sitting out the entire 2018 season. He should be primed for a big 2019 performance and an excellent compliment to young Sam Darnold. His presence takes pressure off Darnold and could convert the Green offense a 60-40 run to pass. Bell makes Darnold and the Jets defense 20% better just by his annual average production. I think he probably costs at least a 3 year deal for in the $50 million area.

#3 Is this year a strong NFL Draft?

This NFL Draft class is very strong on defense especially the line and top edge defenders. GM Maccagnan faces a key question at the 3rd overall pick. Select premier defenders, LB Josh Allen, DL Quinnen Williams or Rashan Gary or corner Greedy Williams. Moving back in the first round may allow them to address two positions with the addition of a #2 draft choice. Maccagnan wisely retained the #1 pick this year by refusing to part with it in the move up last April in the first round. Jets moved from the 6th overall pick to the 3rd overall selection for three #2 selections, a month before the NFL Draft 2018. The trade closed the Bills, Dolphins and Cardinals out of the top three selections. Maccagnan put them in position for the 2nd QB and they were pleasantly surprised to land Sam Darnold with the selection. Darnold can be the franchise QB missing for the Green for decades.

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#4 The Jets have tons of holes to fill especially at: offensive line, edge pass rusher, wide receiver and cornerback. How do these positions rank as far as strength in this year’s draft?

There is high quality and depth along defensive line while cornerback and offensive tackles will be positions where top talent will fall quickly. OT begins to slide after the top 4-5 prospects especially on the leftside. FA is also weak at LT. Edge rushers is always a critical but dicey position and a top priority for the Jets. The top edge rushers may be tagged in FA. Prospects, Josh Allen, Montez Sweat, Jachai Polite and Brian Burns will probably fall in that order after Nick Bosa goes before the Jets 1st round selection. I love both Allen and Sweat and think they are great fits for the Jets and rookie starters.

Wide receiver is a deep group with a few top prospects considered true #1 receivers. I like N’Keal Harry best with AJ Brown and DK Metcalf next, though none belong before the mid first round or later. Cornerback is a quality group with Greedy Williams and Deandre Baker the top two prospects who are expected to come off the board in the top selections. Corner will be a high priority for Jets especially if two FAs leave in the offseason. Greedy Williams would be an excellent fit and probably comes off the board in the top 5 picks. The corner class is deep and should see many future starters come from the middle round.

#5 Things may change but right now, give Jets fans 3 players in each round that the Jets should consider knowing where they pick?

1st round (#3 overall) – LB Josh Allen, DT Quinnen Williams, DL Rashan Gary, CB Greedy Williams

2nd round (no pick)

3rd round (two picks, own & New Orleans)
OLB DeAndre Walker, CB Rock Ya-Sin, WR Riley Ridley, LB Germaine Pratt, CB Kendall Sheffield, RT Kaleb McGary,  OL Elgton Jenkins and RB Benny Snell.

4th round
LB Ben Banogu, OT Max Scharping, WR Emanuel Hall or DT Dontavius Russell,

5th round
DT Daylon Mack, CB Alijah Holder, DE Jonathan Ledbetter or CB David Long

6th round (no pick)

7th round
CB Sean Bunting, WR Preston Williams, OT Derwin Gray or RB Wes Hills

#6 Everyone is looking for the next Brady situation getting a steal in the late rounds. What players are teams overlooking who are slated as late round picks or un-drafted free agents?

RB Rodney Anderson of Oklahoma and OLB Porter Gustin of Southern California were rated higher but have fallen off injury concerns. If they check out medically, late steals with definite upside potential. Linemen, OT Derwin Gray of Maryland and OG Lanard Bonner of Arkansas St are falling through the cracks and both carry starting NFL grades in time. Gray is very intriguing for the outside. Wideouts DaMarkus Lodge of Mississippi and Emmanuel Butler of Northern Arizona have talent to compete for the possession receiver role. Both have size and starting talent, though need to settle into a system. Definite late steals with real upside.

#7 I am hoping that the Jets trade back with one of the teams looking for a quarterback. What do you see the chances of that happening and how do you rate this year’s QB class?

Trading back in top half of first round keeps Jets in range of top defensive players and probably earns a #2 pick. It would be a wise move. This years’ QB class is not equal to last year. Two high prospects Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray are only one year starters. Teams like the Jaguars, Bengals, Giants, Redskins and Dolphins are interested in moving up. Broncos appear out after the trade for Joe Flacco. Redskins hold the 15th overall pick in first round and want to land a top QB. Jets would certainly have to get a #2 pick plus future high picks to move to middle of the round.

Raiders could be a Wild card here with three #1 picks including #4 overall plus two late #1 picks. Moving back to the Jaguars would be ironic moving from the 3rd overall to the 6th overall choice after doing the opposite last year to move up with the Colts to land Darnold. Maybe Jaguars Tom Coughlin is willing to part with three #2 picks like the Jets did last year. Great dream for Jet fans.

#8 Are there any division 2 or 3 players the Jets should look at?

CB Corey Ballantine of Washburn (Ks) and RB Wes Hills of Slippery Rock (Pa) are two D2 prospects I like. Both showed well at the All-star weeks and helped their cause. They both need to follow up with strong NFL Combine workouts.

#9 Do you see any players especially QBs that might have a chance at another position in the NFL?

Murray is definite wild card – QB, running back and wideout like Tyreek Hill. Limited other QBs, but maybe Eric Dungey of Syracuse could apply his athleticism to a deluxe role weapon.

#10 When do you think Kyler Murray will be picked? Round and what # pick?

Murray is a wild card. The game has changed and several teams will value him high, probable top ten pick. His size leaves a lot of questions for taking 60+ snaps a game at QB. I would have real difficulty taking him in the first round without a super plan in an offense. He came in today at over 5’10” and 207 lbs. Game is changing and he probably goes early like top 10 selections maybe higher.

Optional:Add any thoughts on the NY Jet situation and how they should proceed?

With the 3rd overall pick, a few hot prospects will emerge and give the Jets a few options moving back in the first round. Jacksonville with 6th overall pick is a natural landing spot, just a question of the price Maccagnan can extract from the Jaguars. That would be the best situation for Jets. At 6th pick, they still get a blue-chip defender and probably their pick of any offensive linemen or skilled position players. Teams build on top 100 draft choices and adding a few this year could be vital to any turnaround, especially if their FA strategy lands 3 to 4 prime additions.

#11 Additional for you Frank:
What are your thoughts on the coaches that Adam Gase hired?

I really like the signing of HC Adam Gase. It wouldn’t be the first coach who failed in his first assignment. He is an excellent fit for young QB Sam Darnold and I would expect his career to take off with strong coaching from Gase. New offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains reunites with Gase after time in both Chicago and Miami. Loggains is a fine addition to staff. It is important in a few key areas, experience together and success in many respects. It’s important also that Gase does not have to coach the coaches on offense. That helps Darnold immensely.
New defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will bring his aggressive approach to the game and will give this unit a definite boost. He has made impact at several stops and can give the Jets defense new life. He does need some edge rushers and good cover man to implement his system.  He brings a tough mentality that was slipping recently despite some highly regarded prospects.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published for 28 years including a 250-page NFL Draft Yearbook with over 250 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years. 


NFL Combine 2019 – QB Dwayne Haskins & DE Nick Bosa Workout

NFL Combine 2019 – QBs Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock & Kyler Murray & DE Nick Bosa Commit to Workout

QBs Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock have announced they will throw at the NFL Combine. They are expected to be two of the top prospects with Haskins currently ranked the #1 QB. Many athletes split events between the NFL Combine and their school Pro Days which makes the Pro Day circuit vital to the final part of the scouting process.

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DE/LB Nick Bosa of Ohio St. is the projected #1 overall selection. He sat out his final season from a September 2018 leg injury. He is healthy now and is expected to participate in all the events on Sunday – March 3rd. He is capable of an impressive workout which could solidify the first overall selection with a return to his top athleticism. He is expected to test out well this weekend.

         Kyler Murray Commits to NFL Combine Workout
Former Oklahoma QB Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray was included on the official list of invitees for the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine. Murray has already declared for the draft and will workout at the NFL Combine. He will most likely have to pick between the NFL and MLB where he was first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics. Murray wants to become a first-round pick in this year’s NFL draft and needs to convince NFL brass about his intensions to play football over baseball. The A’s have already made a big push to convince Murray to pick baseball over football and they hoped he still will attend spring training. The reporting date for spring training actually began last week before the NFL Combine. Murray will have to go through the intense training program to earn a #1 draft selection in April. It begins this week.

Two sport athletes have had minimal success historically with virtually none playing QB in the NFL. That has never proven successful for any prospect with QB ambitions and any delay on committing to one sport beyond this winter could actually hurt his career potential in either sport.

The NFL released the list of 338 players who will attend the NFL Scouting Combine which gets underway in Indianapolis on February 26th. The list includes extensive players from the Power Five Conferences with 261 of the 338 invitations going to prospects from those schools.

Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons and Colorado State wide receiver Preston Williams were not invited to participate in the athletic events after personal conduct rules infractions. Simmons is considered an early first round prospect while Williams is graded as solid early middle round player. The NFL rescinded an invitation to Jaylon Ferguson of Louisiana Tech after his involvement in prior criminal charges due to violent assault. His pro day will be heavily attended with him considered a legitimate 2nd day selection.

A few prospects have begun to announce if they can workout or if they have a limited workout and restricted to just the medical and IQ testing plus the critical interview process. Safety Deionte Thompson had wrist surgery recently and will not workout at combine or his pro day. Runner Bryce Love had ACL surgery in December 2018 and will not workout while OT Jawaan Taylor will rehab a leg injury and hopes to make the Florida Pro Day scheduled for March 27th. He is a rising prospect with an excellent skill set for the NFL game.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published for 28 years including a 250 page Yearbook with 300 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years.

2019 NFL Draft – Pro Day Schedule

2019 NFL Draft – Pro Day Schedule

On the eve of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, the Pro Day schedule was announced and begins the day after the week long combine in Indianapolis. The process for the 2019 NFL Draft continues up to the event on April 25th thru the 27th. Coaches, personal men and scouts turn their attention to the NFL Combine starting Tuesday Feb 26th thru March 4th with the pro day workouts starting the following week. The Pro Days are not as comprehensive as the NFL Combine, though they address the important events and update the vital medical information and rehab process. NFL teams provide key decision-makers to most of these events as the critical final part of the scouting process.

This year’s pro days are listed below by date. Some schools will book a 2nd Pro Day usually in April if they have injured players.

2019 Pro Day Schedule

All times shown in est.
March 5
Miami (Ohio), 10:30 a.m.
Purdue, 8 a.m.

March 6
Cincinnati, 9:30 a.m.
Colorado State, 9:45 a.m.
Kansas State, 10 a.m.
Northern Illinois, 10:30 a.m.

March 7
Alabama-Birmingham, 9 a.m.
Nebraska, 2 p.m.
Samford, 2 p.m.

March 8
Maine, 8 a.m.
New Mexico, 1 p.m.

March 11
Arkansas, 9 a.m.
Austin Peay, 3 p.m.
Illinois, 10 a.m.
Middle Tennessee, 10 a.m.
Tennessee State, 2 p.m.
Troy, 10 a.m.

March 12
Central Arkansas, 10 a.m.
Central Oklahoma, 2:30 p.m.
Concordia (Que.), 10 a.m.
Georgia Tech, 9 a.m.
Kennesaw State, 2:30 p.m.
New Mexico State, 12 p.m.
Northwestern, 11:30 a.m.
Oklahoma State, 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt, 11 a.m.

March 13
Buffalo, 8:30 a.m.
Georgia Southern, 1:30 p.m.
Marshall, 9 a.m.
Mercer, 8 a.m.
Nevada, 12 p.m.
Oklahoma, 10 a.m.
Wisconsin, 11 a.m.

March 14
Central Michigan, 10 a.m.
Columbia, 11:30 a.m.
Fordham, 10 a.m.
Tennessee, 8 a.m.
Tulsa, 10 a.m.

March 15
Chattanooga, 8:30 a.m.
Georgia State, 1:30 p.m.
Michigan, 8 a.m.
Oregon State, 2 p.m.
Princeton, 1 p.m.
Texas State, 2 p.m.
West Georgia, 8:30 a.m.

March 18
Fresno State, 1:45 p.m.
Louisiana-Monroe, 2 p.m.
Michigan State, 11:30 a.m.
Pennsylvania, 12:30 p.m.
Pittsburg State, 10 a.m.
Syracuse, 12:15 p.m.

March 19
Alabama, 12 p.m.
Albany (N.Y.), 8:30 a.m.
Bowling Green, 8:30 a.m.
California-Davis, 4 p.m.
North Carolina A&T, 10 a.m.
Penn State, 10 a.m.
Sacramento State, 12 p.m.
Toledo, 12:30 p.m.

March 20
Baylor, 9:30 a.m.
Boston College, 1 p.m.
Duquesne, 7 a.m.
Georgia, 9 a.m.
Louisiana-Lafayette, 3 p.m.
Missouri Western, 9 a.m.
Northwestern State (La.), 9:15 a.m.
Notre Dame, 10 a.m.
Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.
USC, 10:30 a.m.
Wake Forest, 9 a.m.
Western Kentucky, 10 a.m.

March 21
Azusa Pacific, 11:30 a.m.
California, 1 p.m.
Gannon, 4 p.m.
Grand Valley State, 8 a.m.
Louisville, 9 a.m.
Massachusetts, 10 a.m.
McNeese State, 9:30 a.m.
Missouri, 9 a.m.
Murray State, 10 a.m.
Sam Houston State, 10:15 a.m.
South Carolina, 8 a.m.
Tulane, 1 p.m.
West Virginia, 8 a.m.
Western Michigan, 1 p.m.

March 22
Akron, 8 a.m.
Central Connecticut State, 10 a.m.
Citadel, 8:30 a.m.
Delaware, 8 a.m.
Eastern Michigan, 8 a.m.
Kent State, 1 p.m.
Kentucky, 9:15 p.m.
LSU, 9 a.m.
North Carolina-Charlotte, 8:30 a.m.
San Diego State, 1:30 p.m.
Southern, 3 p.m.
Youngstown State, 8:30 a.m.

March 25
UNLV, 1:15 p.m.
North Carolina, 1 p.m.
Old Dominion, 1 p.m.
Prairie View, 3 p.m.
Rice, 9:15 p.m.
South Alabama, 9 a.m.
Southern Mississippi, 3 p.m.
Texas Tech, 11 a.m.
Villanova, 8 a.m.
West Florida, 2 p.m.
Western Illinois, 11:30 a.m.

March 26
Campbell, 6 p.m.
Central Florida, 11:30 a.m.
Duke, 12 p.m.
Florida Atlantic, 2 p.m.
Florida International, 8 a.m.
Iowa State, 8:30 a.m.
James Madison, 2 p.m.
Monmouth (N.J.), 1:30 p.m.
Morgan State, 12 p.m.
Northern Iowa, 4:30 p.m.
Richmond, 8 a.m.
Southeast Missouri, 11 a.m.
Texas A&M, 9:15 a.m.
Texas-San Antonio, 4:30 p.m.

March 27
Arizona State, 11 a.m.
Connecticut, 8 a.m.
Delta State, 3:30 p.m.
Florida, 8:30 a.m.
Incarnate Word, 8 a.m.
Jacksonville, 3 p.m.
Kansas, 8 a.m.
Lamar, 9 a.m.
Maryland, 8 a.m.
Memphis, 8:30 a.m.
Minnesota, 10 a.m.
Mississippi State, 9 a.m.
North Carolina State, 11 a.m.
Stony Brook, 8 a.m.
Texas, 3 p.m.
Utah State, 10 a.m.

March 28
Arkansas State, 8:15 a.m.
Bryant, 2 p.m.
Dartmouth, 9 a.m.
Florida State, 1 p.m.
Houston, 9:30 a.m.
North Dakota State, 10:15 a.m.
North Texas, 3 p.m.
Ohio, 11:30 a.m.
Southern Methodist, 10 a.m.
Tennessee-Martin, 10 a.m.
Towson, 9 a.m.
Utah, 10 a.m.
Virginia, 8:30 a.m.

March 29
Bethune-Cookman, 10 a.m.
BYU, 10:30 a.m.
Mississippi, 9 a.m.
South Dakota State, 9:30 a.m.
South Florida, 9 a.m.
TCU, 9:30 a.m.
Virginia Tech, 10:30 a.m.

April 1
Indiana State, 9 a.m.
Washington, 2 p.m.

April 2
Boise State, 12:30 p.m.
Indiana, 11:45 a.m.

April 3
Ball State, 9 a.m.
Washington State, 1 p.m.

April 4
Eastern Washington, 1 p.m.
Stanford, 12 p.m.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published for 28 years including a 250 page Yearbook with over 250 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years.

NFL Announces 2019 Compensatory Draft Choices

NFL Draft 2019 – Compensatory Picks

Super Bowl Contenders, the NE Patriots and LA Rams Each Get Two #3 picks

The NFL announced the 32 compensatory picks for the NFL Draft 2019. The league computes the compensatory equation according to unrestricted free agents signed vs those lost at equal dollars. If they match, that cancels out any compensation. Example: Giants signed LT Nate Solder, but lost center Wes Richburg. Those transactions cancelled out each other from the Giants perspective. The Patriots received a #3 pick because they did not sign a FA at equal dollars to their loss of Nate Solder.

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This year the two Super Bowl contenders, the Patriots and Rams each get two #3 picks. New England, Washington and Arizona each have four overall selections. The Rams, Vikings and Bengals have three while the Falcons and Eagles have two compensatory picks.

NFL Draft 2019 Compensatory Picks

Team             Round  Compensated Free Agent          APY
Wash                3          Kirk Cousins                             $28,000,000
NE                    3          Nate Solder                              $15,400,000
LA Rams           3          Tremaine Johnson                    $14,500,000
LA Rams           3          Sammy Watkins                        $15,830,000
Carolina            3          Andrew Norwell                         $13,300,000
NE                    3          Malcolm Butler                          $12,170,000
Balt                  3          Ryan Jensen                             $10,500,000

Indy                  4          Donte Moncrief                         $9,600,000
Dallas               4          Anthony Hitchens                      $8,838,000
Atlanta              4          Dontari Poe                              $8,533,333
Phil                   4          Trey Burton                               $7,925,000

NY Giants         5          Justin Pugh                               $8,580,000
Atlanta              5          Taylor Gabriel                           $6,500,000
Wash                5          Spencer Long                           $6,732,812

NE                    6          Dion Lewis                                $4,950,000
Wash                6          Ryan Grant                               $5,000,000
Arizona             6          Kareem Martin                           $4,900,000
Phil                   6          Beau Allen                                $5,000,000
Minn                 6          Teddy Bridgewater                    $5,500,000
Cin                   6          AJ McCarron                             $4,950,000
Cin                   6          Andre Smith                              $4,000,000
SF                    6          Aaron Lynch                              $3,950,000
Cin                   6          Chris Smith                               $3,900,000
KC                    6          Bennie Logan                            $4,000,000

Minn                 7          Tramaine Brock                         $3,000,000
Arizona             7          Drew Stanton                            $3,056,250
Arizona             7          Jaron Brown                              $2,750,000
Minn                 7          Shamar Stephen                       $2,100,000
LA Rams           7          Cody Davis                               $2,500,000
NE                    7          Cameron Fleming                      $2,500,000
Wash                7          Niles Paul                                 $2,218,750
Arizona             7          Blaine Gabbert                          $2,000,000

NFL Draft 2019 – Offensive Line Position Rankings

NFL Draft 2019 – Offensive Line Position Rankings

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NFL Draft 2019 – Offensive Line Positions Lack Blue Chip Prospects

   Rankings prior to the NFL Combine 2019

Offensive Tackles
1 * Jonah Williams                    6-5        305       Alabama
2 Greg Little                                6-6        325       Mississippi
3 Andre Dillard                          6-5        310       Washington State
4 * Jawaan Taylor                      6-5        320       Florida
5 * David Edwards                     6-7        315       Wisconsin
6 Dalton Risner                          6-5        310       Kansas State
7 Chuma Edoga                         6-4        300       Southern Cal
8 Yodny Cajuste                        6-4        315       West Virginia
9 Mitch Hyatt                             6-5        310       Clemson
10 Kaleb McGary                       6-6        325       Washington
11 * Bobby Evans                       6-5        305       Oklahoma
12 * Prince Tega Wanogho      6-7        310       Auburn
13 Isaiah Prince                         6-6        310       Ohio State
14 Max Scharping                     6-6        315       Northern Illinois
15 Tytus Howard                       6-5        320       Alabama State

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1 * Cody Ford                            6-3        340       Oklahoma
2 * Connor McGovern             6-4        320       Penn State
3 Dru Samia                              6-4        305       Oklahoma
4 Chris Lindstrom                    6-4        310       Boston College
5 Michael Deiter                       6-5        330       Wisconsin
6 * Michael Jordan                  6-5        310       Ohio State
7 * Nate Herbig                         6-3        335       Stanford
8 Beau Benzschawel                6-5        325       Wisconsin
9 Damian Prince                      6-2        315       Maryland
10 Ben Powers                          6-3        310       Oklahoma
11 Alex Bars                               6-6        315       Notre Dame
12 Terronne Prescod               6-5        330       NC State
13 Oli Udoh                               6-6        355       Elon
14 * Ryan Bates                        6-4        300       Penn State
15 Hjalte Froholdt                    6-4        310       Arkansas

1 Elgton Jenkins                        6-3        315       Mississippi State
2 Garrett Bradbury                   6-3        305       North Carolina State
3 * Erik McCoy                          6-4        315       Texas A&M
4 Ross Pierschbacher               6-3        305       Alabama
5 Jesse Burkett                          6-4        310       Stanford
6 Lamont Gaillard                    6-2        310       Georgia
7 Sam Mustipher                      6-2        305       Notre Dame
8 Alec Eberle                             6-3        295       Florida State
9 Tyler Gauthier                       6-5        305       Miami
10 Nick Linder                          6-3        310       Indiana

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with NFL and college coaches, scouts and player agents. He has published for 28 years including a 250-page NFL Draft Yearbook with over 250 in-depth scouting reports. Long-time scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game and member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards – Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25+ years.

NFL Draft 2019 – Underclassmen Head Skill Positions

NFL Draft 2019 – Underclassmen Head Skilled Positions
Pro Prospect Rankings – Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

   Frank Coyle – head scout

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Wide Receivers
N’Keal Harry, Kelvin Harmon, Marquise Brown & AJ Brown Top Young Group of Receivers

1 * N’Keal Harry                         6-3        215       Arizona State
2 * Kelvin Harmon                    6-2        220       North Carolina State
3 * Marquise Brown                 5-11      165       Oklahoma
4 * AJ Brown                              6-1        225       Mississippi
5 * DK Metcalf                           6-4        230       Mississippi
6 Deebo Samuel                        5-11      215       South Carolina
7 JJ Arcega-Whiteside              6-3        225       Stanford
8 Parris Campbell                      6-0        210       Ohio State
9 * Riley Ridley                          6-2        200       Georgia
10 Andy Isabella                        5-10      195       UMass
11 Anthony Johnson                  6-1        210       Buffalo
12 David Sills                              6-3        205       West Virginia
13 * Lil’Jordan Humphrey       6-3        225       Texas
14 * Hakeem Butler                   6-5        225       Iowa State
15 Emanuel Hall                        6-2        200       Missouri
16 Terry Godwin                        5-11      175       Georgia
17 Keelan Doss                           6-3        210       UC-Davis
18 * Mecole Hardman              5-11      185       Georgia
19 * Greg Dortch                       5-8        170       Wake Forest
20 Stanley Morgan                   6-0        195       Nebraska

Underclassmen Dominant Emerging Tight End Class
Tight Ends

1 * Irv Smith                              6-4        245       Alabama
2 * TJ Hockenson                      6-4        250       Iowa
3 * Noah Fant                            6-5        245       Iowa
4 * Alize Mack                           6-4        250       Notre Dame
5 * Kaden Smith                        6-5        255       Stanford
6 * Zach Gentry                         6-6       245       Michigan
7 * Jace Sternberger                  6-5        250       Texas A&M
8 Dawson Knox                         6-4        260       Mississippi
9 * Caleb Wilson                       6-3        235       UCLA
10 Josh Oliver                           6-4        254       San Jose State
11 CJ Conrad                            6-4        245       Kentucky
12 Drew Sample                        6-4        260       Washington
13 * Dax Raymond                    6-5        250       Utah State
14 * Isaac Nauta                        6-4        240       Georgia
15 * Matt Bushman                    6-4        245       BYU

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