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  1. Top tone-setters for the 2014 draft

    Kevin Weidl

    Every great defense has a solid mixture of stars and role players. Looking at some of today's physically dominant defenses -- such as the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, and the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers a few years back -- ...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. The declining value of drafting RBs

    Kevin Weidl

    The past few years, we have seen the running back position on a steady decline in terms of positional value. In fact, last year was the first time a running back was not selected in the first round. Snapping a trend that dates back to 1936 and the so...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. Finding wide receiver bargains on Day 3

    Kevin Weidl

    Almost every year, there are some receivers who fall during the draft and end up hitting in the NFL as late-round selections or free agents. Recent examples have included Ravens WR Marlon Brown (UDFA, 2013), Seahawks Doug Baldwin (UDFA, 2011), Steele...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  4. The search for bigger cornerbacks

    Kevin Weidl

    As the NFL continues to trend toward being more of a passing league, wide receivers have never been as transcendent as they are today. Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, AJ Green, Demaryius Thomas and Alshon Jeffery, a group that could be mistaken for a bas...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  5. Teams that must find WR fits

    Kevin Weidl

    This year will mark the eighth draft class I have evaluated, and the wide receiver crop is the deepest that I can remember. The group is bolstered by 19 underclassmen that make up 14 of the top 16 receivers in our rankings. In addition, there is plen...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  6. Clinton-Dix leads the '14 safety class

    Kevin Weidl

    When prospects and teams leave the scouting combine in Indianapolis in late February, it always marks the start of a lull within the draft process. Teams focus on the free-agency period as well as sending coaches and scouts all over the country to co...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Developmental Day 3 bargains

    Kevin Weidl

    Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater held his pro day Monday and, with UCF QB Blake Bortles working out Wednesday, there is plenty of buzz this week among the 2014 quarterback class. Bridgewater failed to take advantage of the moment Monday in front of...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. Free agency and the '14 draft

    Kevin Weidl

    Tuesday marks the start of the new league year and the opening of the free-agency period. Teams have been openly able to negotiate with players from other organizations since this past Saturday but are unable to make official signings until 4 p.m. ET...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Arrow Pointing Up: Lawrence, Bryant

    Kevin Weidl

    The phrase "their best football is ahead of them" to describe a prospect is often tossed around among inner scouting circles who deal with prospects who usually have ideal measureables and physical traits and are just starting to scratch the surface ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  10. Who We're Watching: Bashaud Breeland

    Kevin Weidl

    As we start to get deep into our film study, there is a clear trend of taller and longer cornerbacks forming within this year's class. We mentioned a few weeks ago at this year's Senior Bowl that an inordinate number of cornerbacks checked in ove...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  11. Who We're Watching: Wide receivers

    Kevin Weidl

    Strong duo at LSU with different styles In speaking with a few people in NFL scouting circles, there has been an ongoing debate for the last few months about a pair of LSU underclassmen receivers: Jarvis Landry (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) and Odell Bec...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  12. Who We're Watching: Offensive linemen

    Kevin Weidl

    As a group we spent the past two weeks on the road covering three all-star games including the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles, the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. and the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. Many of the nights during t...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  13. 2014 Draft Needs: NFC West

    Kevin Weidl

    A strong argument could be made that the NFC West is the best division in the NFL. In fact, there were three teams that held winning records. Seattle was 13-3 while securing the top seed in the NFC, San Francisco finished 12-4 while securing a wild-c...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  14. 2014 Draft Needs: NFC North

    Kevin Weidl

    We're examining the NFC North in our division-by-division early breakdown of team needs. The Lions and Bears both faltered down the stretch, allowing the Packers to steal the division crown although they finished with just an 8-7-1 record. There will...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  15. 2014 Draft Needs: AFC West

    Kevin Weidl

    Today, we make an early breakdown of the team needs for AFC West in our division-by-division series. Denver continued to have a stranglehold on the division, securing their third straight division title. After having the first overall pick in last ye...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  16. 2014 Draft Needs: AFC North

    Kevin Weidl

    Continuing with our series looking at the early 2014 draft needs by division, today we examine the AFC North. The Cincinnati Bengals took control of the division in 2013, and in fact was the only team with a winning record. After making a surpri...

    Blog | January 03, 2014