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Draft Scout Billy Turner News
04/06/14 - Billy Turner’s journey with the North Dakota State football team was documented since his freshman year with the Bison. These days, his quest for the NFL is being filmed, at times, every step of the way. The former standout offensive lineman is the subject of an online show called “Driven” that will be aired on YouTube. Viewers can already access a preview of it by going on the website and inputting the search words “Driven” and “Billy Turner.” The series documents smaller school players trying to make a name for themselves and proving doubters wrong.
It’s the product of a company called All Def Digital that uses YouTube as the source for its channel. Three men – Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind and Brian Robbins – are the brain trust behind the operation, with Simmons documenting Turner’s story. He first filmed him during the Senior Bowl and did subsequent shoots at the NFL Combine, North Dakota State’s Pro Day at the Fargodome and some scenes at Turner’s home in the Twin Cities. “Basically it’s a chance for him to tell my story,” Turner said during an interview on WDAY-AM radio on Saturday morning. The story will consist of eight episodes, Turner said, that will entail various aspects of his life. Each one will be different in its content. “It’s mainly a camera guy who follows me around and asks me questions about everyday life,” he said. - Jeff Kolpack, INFORUM
01/22/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl Wednesday...On the offensive line, North Dakota State's Billy Turner enjoyed a nice bounce-back effort on Wednesday after struggling a bit with speed yesterday. Playing predominately inside at right guard (though also seeing some time at right tackle), the athletic small-schooler showed renewed aggression and strong hands to latch on and control defenders. Florida's Jon Halapio has also impressed with his physicality. Finally, Nevada's Joel Bitonio has quietly done a nice job rotating throughout the offensive line all week, as well. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's South practice...5. As impressive James was, arguably the most impressive offensive lineman of the day was North Dakota State's Billy Turner, who possesses a very similar build at 6-foot-5, 316 pounds. Unlike James, Turner struggles a bit with leverage, bending at the waist rather than the knees but he has strong hands and is a good athlete who projects as a quality NFL starter with a little refinement. His upside could push Turner into the top 100 picks, if he isn't there already. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl: 10 observations from Monday's North practice...10. Yes, he plays on the South squad and this is a North practice review, but I feel compelled to mention North Dakota State OL Billy Turner. He lined up at guard and tackle during practice and showed off his quick feet, upper body strength and mean punch to handle rushers. If Turner can learn to consistently sink his hips and not bend so much at the waist, I truly believe there are several Pro Bowls in his future. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/21/14 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...I mentioned that Dee Ford had dominated North Dakota State OL Billy Turner on a few occasions, but overall, I was still impressed by the former Bison blocker. With Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James out due to injury, Turner lined up primarily at right tackle throughout Tuesday's practice, despite showing better when he was at guard on Monday. He was beat a few times, but he also had his positive moments, especially when he could show off his natural feet and powerful punch. Once he learns to consistently bend and sink, Turner will be better suited for NFL rushers. He is well thought of in the NFL scouting community because of what the finished product could be with a little NFL coaching. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com