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Top Non-FBS Prospects in 2018 NFL Draft

   Alabama. Ohio State. Oklahoma. The usual football factories, fueled by players who have performed on the biggest stages, will once populate the first round of the NFL Draft. And then there are the guys you probably have never even seen play. Small-school stars -- the ones who didn't play in Power 5 conferences, or even in the nether regions of the Football Bowl Subdivision -- will also make their mark in the 2018 draft. ...Read More

Brugler: RB Fumble Rates

  Vision. Balance. Burst. These are the main traits scouts want to see from running backs. Ball security is also a crucial characteristic that is key to the NFL transition. The average fumble rate for the top 10 rushers in the NFL last season was one for every 124.5 offensive touches...Read More

Combine Invite Nice, but No Guarantee | Combine snubs, surprises

Combine Invite Nice, but No Guarantee

  While 326 NFL prospects, and their agents, were glad to see their name on the official invitation list that went out Tuesday for the Scouting Combine, which takes place February 27-to-March 5 in Indianapolis, the mathematical reality check is that only about 66 percent of them will even be drafted. That isn't too surprising considering...Read More | Combine snubs, surprises

The Sports Xchange Superbowl Coverage

  SERIES HISTORY: 14th all-time meeting. Eagles lead series, 7-6, but the Patriots won the most important matchup, a 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX. The Eagles won the last meeting in 2015, 35-28. But the Patriots won four of the last five meetings, including the Super Bowl victory...Full Game Scout | Full Superbowl Story Archive

Brugler: Top 15 Senior Bowl Performers

   It is always tough ranking players based on practice and potential, and with more deserving bodies than slots. But for the sake of exclusivity, below are the 15 players, in descending order...Read More

 Thurs South | Thurs North | Wed South | Wed North | Tuesday | Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Brugler: Top 15 Senior Bowl Performers

   It is always tough ranking players based on practice and potential, and with more deserving bodies than slots. But for the sake of exclusivity, below are the 15 players, in descending order...Read More

 Thurs South | Thurs North | Wed South | Wed North | Tuesday | Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Senior Bowl Thurs Notebook: Inspirational Griffin stands out for South

   Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin is one of the more inspirational stories in sports today, earning the American Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Year award and leading...Read More
 Thurs North | Wed South | Wed North | Tuesday | Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Senior Bowl Thurs Notebook: Quarterbacks impressive at North practice

   From Tuesday to Wednesday and now on Thursday at the Senior Bowl practice, NFL evaluators are hoping to see gradual improvement from players as they become more comfortable with pro coaching...Read More
 Wed South | Wed North | Tuesday | Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Senior Bowl Wed Notebook: Davenport, Penny struggling for South

   One of the oldest (and catchiest) cliches in scouting -- the eye in the sky don't lie -- has not been kind to two of the highest rated prospects for the South Team thus far at the Senior Bowl...Read More
 Wed North/QB Allen | Tuesday | Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Senior Bowl Wed Notebook: QB Allen runs hot and cold

   The theme of Wednesday's North Practice? Progress. That improvement (in play and confidence) is what NFL teams are hoping to see each day at practice. When it was Josh Allen's ...Read More

 Tuesday | Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Senior Bowl notebook: Division II OT Cappa stands his ground

   Day one of Senior Bowl practices started with stretching and followed with extensive installation as the Houston Texans coaching staff kept the players on the South team in the shallow end of the pool...Read More

 Weigh-in observations | Potential Breakout Players

Senior Bowl: 7 Potential Breakout Players

   It happens all the time. Somebody during Senior Bowl week takes a momentous step toward earning a first-round selection. A year ago, Temple edge rusher Haason Reddick, a former walk-on, put on an eye-opening performance at the prestigious all-star game attended by hundreds of NFL scouts, coaches and front office personnel...Read More

Record Number of Underclassmen hit 2018 NFL Draft

   The NFL granted special eligibility to a record number of underclassmen, who will flood the first round with talent. The official number of underclassmen is 106, breaking the record of 98, set in 2014. There were 96 underclassmen eligible for the draft in 2016 and 95 last season...Read More/2018 Full List | NFL Early Entries: CFB Winners & Losers

NFL Early Entries: CFB Winners & Losers

   More than 110 underclassmen declared for the NFL Draft, reshaping the projections for 2018 and creating plenty of winners and losers among college teams. Here is how many of the top teams landed in each category: Big winner -- CLEMSON: Heavens. If the Tigers had returned any of their three potential first-round draft picks...Read More

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01/16/18 - Dane Brugler:
1. CLEVELAND BROWNS: *Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California: The Browns' search for a long-term answer at quarterback will continue into the off-season. Darnold's turnovers stand out, but so do his intangibles, passing instincts and ability to move the pocket and create plays. Three months before the draft, Darnold is the current favorite to go No. 1 to the Browns.

2. NEW YORK GIANTS: *Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA: The Giants don't expect to be drafting in the top three very often and with the future of Eli Manning very much up in the air, the Giants should target the quarterback of the future. Rosen is far from a clean prospect, but his natural passing skills and arm talent are starter quality.

3. INDIANPOLIS COLTS: Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State: Entering his second draft, Colts' general manager Chris Ballard has plenty of holes to fill. The defense lacks impact players on the edge who can put pressure on the quarterback, but Chubb would change that. The N.C. State pass rusher is a strong candidate to be the first non-quarterback drafted.

4. CLEVELAND BROWNS (From Houston Texans): Minkah Fitzpatrick*, CB/S, Alabama: With a league-low 13 takeaways on the season, the Browns lack playmakers in the secondary. Regardless if he is playing cornerback, free safety or nickel, Fitzpatrick has the intelligence, leadership and physical skill-set to be a game-changer.

5. DENVER BRONCOS: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Denver has major question marks at quarterback and there are obvious connections to make between the Broncos and the Wyoming quarterback. In a controlled setting like the Senior Bowl, Allen has a chance to shine under the direction of the Broncos' coaching staff, and it is fair to assume that John Elway will be intrigued with his elite physical traits.....CLICK FOR FULL MOCK DRAFT
02/14/18 - Rob Rang:
1. CLEVELAND BROWNS: *Sam Darnold, QB, Southern California: While perhaps not yet as polished a passer as his Los Angeles counterpart Rosen, Darnold possesses the best combination of physical traits and intangibles to project as a longtime franchise quarterback. History tells us that the new front office led by GM John Dorsey values talent and toughness as much as statistics, making Darnold the clear favorite for No. 1 overall -- at least with how the roster is currently constructed.

2. NEW YORK GIANTS: Josh Rosen*, QB, UCLA: An elite runner like Penn State's Saquon Barkley could be exactly what Eli Manning (and Odell Beckham Jr.) need to get the Giants back on track immediately, but new general manager Dave Gettleman may find it hard to pass on a talent like Rosen -- this year's most gifted passer.

3. INDIANPOLIS COLTS: *Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State: All indications are that Andrew Luck will be back in 2018, though no one knows how effective he will be. While acknowledging a defense desperately in need of playmakers, adding a dynamic talent like Barkley to soften Luck's return and make the Colts less one-dimensional seems like an easy choice.

4. CLEVELAND BROWNS (From Houston Texans): *Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB/S, Alabama: Almost surely drafting a quarterback at No. 1 overall, Dorsey and his staff should be in position to take the best available player here. Given that Cleveland surrendered four times as many touchdowns passes (28) as it intercepted in 2017, adding Fitzpatrick -- the reigning Thorpe and Bednarik Award winner -- would make sense on every front.

5. DENVER BRONCOS: Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming: Having scouted him in person at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and working with him at the Senior Bowl, no general manager in the NFL likely knows Allen better than Elway -- one of the few in league history to rival this kid's prototypical combination of size, arm strength and athleticism.....CLICK FOR FULL MOCK DRAFT

2018 Draft Scout Top 1000 Draft Eligible
* - Denotes Underclassmen Early Entry Projection

2018 Position Rankings (Seniors Only Until Jan. 18th)

Offense: QB | RB | FB | TE | WR | C | OT | OG | K  Defense: DE | DT | ILB | OLB | CB | FS | SS | P
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 02/21/18 - Gardner Minshew/2019, East Carolina, 6-1, 214 (DS#999 QB)
QB Gardner Minshew, a graduate transfer from East Carolina, reportedly will visit the Alabama campus this weekend. The possible addition of Minshew, ...[Read More]

 02/21/18 - Greg DortchrFr/2021, Wake Forest, 5-09, 165 (DS#999 WR)
WR Greg Dortch of Wake Forest, who had 53 receptions for 722 yards and nine touchdowns last season before being sidelined by an injury, is healthy ...[Read More]

 02/18/18 - *Kolton MillerrJr/2018, UCLA, 6-7, 310 (DS#11 OT)
OL Kolton Miller is ranked 13th on the Big Board of ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Others are far from convinced. NFLDraftScout.com writes about ...[Read More]

 02/18/18 - *Leighton Vander EschrJr/2018, Boise State, 6-3, 240 (DS#2 OLB)
LB Leighton Vander Esch, after his breakout season in 2017 with Boise State, is projected as the 28th overall pick in the first round, going to the ...[Read More]

 02/14/18 - K.J. CostelloFr/2020, Stanford, 5-11, 190 (DS#999 QB)
QB K.J. Costello, who started seven games for Stanford as a redshirt freshman in 2017, will miss spring practice because of a hip injury, Bruce Feldman ...[Read More]

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Class of 2017 NFL Draft/NFL Rookies...
02/20/18 - Winston Craig, Richmond, Undrafted
DT Winston Craig was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles, the team announced Tuesday. Craig initially signed with the Eagles in 2017 as an undrafted fre...[Read More]

02/17/18 - Shaquill Griffin, UCF, Seahawks
CB Shaquill Griffin is the only guaranteed starter expected to return to the Seahawks' secondary in 2018, but he thinks the Legion of Boom will live on....[Read More]

02/13/18 - Reuben Foster, Alabama, 49ers
LB Reuben Foster is cooperating with authorities following his second arrest in a month. Foster has had multiple conversations with team management in ...[Read More]

02/11/18 - Reuben Foster, Alabama, 49ers
LB Reuben Foster was arrested for the second time in a month, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday. Foster was held on $75,000 bail at the Santa...[Read More]

02/10/18 - *DOnta Foreman, Texas, Texans
Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman will have all charges from an arrest last year dismissed if he can stay out of trouble for the next three months. Forem...[Read More]

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