Cincinnati vs. Arkansas was one of the more exciting matchups in an otherwise bland 3:30 slate of games. Relive the excitement and learn about some of the NFL Draft prospects for each team who stood out in this Cincinnati vs … Continue reading “Cincinnati vs. Arkansas: Prospects Review and Game Recap”
College football fans and NFL draft enthusiasts were treated to the return of one of its classic rivalry games this week, as Pittsburgh and West Virginia renewed their famous Backyard Brawl after a decade hiatus. The return was exciting enough … Continue reading “Backyard Brawl NFL Draft prospects review: Pitt wins but WVU players shine”
Nebraska vs. Northwestern was the first significant Power Five bout of the 2022 college season, finishing in a tight Wildcats 31-28 victory. The game did not disappoint with plenty of exciting plays made by both squads in a classic BIG … Continue reading “Nebraska vs. Northwestern Game Recap”
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We are here right before the start of the college football season and I am going to give you guys some of my early favorite group of five players. I have a good grasp on the group of five or … Continue reading “Early Favorite Group of Five Players: Offense”
There is not a more important position in any sport than that of quarterback. Great ones are rare. They lift teams around them and hide a litany of shortcomings. Bad ones destroy seasons and careers. Anything else is almost worse, … Continue reading “Initial Scouting Report: Phil Jurkovec”
Thanks for checking out my second part on the Cincinnati Bengals RAS — this time we are tackling the defense. If you haven’t read it yet you should also read about the offense. The Bengals historical picks can also be … Continue reading “Cincinnati Bengals RAS: Defense”
The University of Tennessee has put several receivers in the NFL that have found success. Marquez Calloway, Josh Palmer, Velus Jones Jr. have all made their way to Sundays. Next up? The first Volunteer wide out to cross the 1,000 … Continue reading “Initial Scouting Report: Cedric Tillman”
Andre Carter II is a senior EDGE prospect who plays for Army. In 2021, he emerged as one of the most productive pass rushers in college football in his first year as a full time player, posting 14.5 sacks and … Continue reading “Initial Scouting Report: Andre Carter II”
Welcome back to the series — I know it’s been awhile. In case you are not familiar, this series is where I look at the RAS scores and athletic testing of the draft picks from each front office. For this … Continue reading “Cincinnati Bengals RAS: Offense”
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The 2023 Draft is months away, but teams are already looking at the draft board. Which positions are of the most importance?
Welcome to part two of my pre-season 2023 NFL draft rankings: defense. I hope you enjoyed the last part. If you haven’t already, check out part one and then come back. If you want to do extra research on your … Continue reading “Pre-Season 2023 NFL Draft Rankings: Defense”
Welcome to the start of the 2023 NFL draft cycle. These will be my early pre-season 2023 NFL draft rankings. Anything can happen in season, of course. For example, early on last year it was looking like Spencer Rattler was … Continue reading “Pre-Season 2023 NFL Draft Rankings: Offense”
My early sleepers for the 2023 draft is finally here. These are guys who may not be known by most right now, but by draft time should be known by everyone-or at least I think they will if they continue … Continue reading “Early Sleepers For The 2023 Draft: Offense”
Georgia running back Kenny McIntosh isn’t a household name yet, but he’ll get the opportunity to become one in 2022. McIntosh hasn’t received the volume of carries needed to truly break out because Georgia’s running back room is so deep, … Continue reading “Georgia RB Kenny McIntosh Summer Scouting Report”
With all of the buzz about quarterbacks to keep an eye on this season — a list that could include potential first-round picks like Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke or Kentucky’s Will Levis — let me shine a light on a … Continue reading “Washington State Cameron Ward Is The Player To Watch This Season”
It is time to look at the 2023 NFL Draft quarterbacks. There is a lot of hype on the internet because of how lackluster the 2022 class was, with some big name analysts saying we could see 7 first round … Continue reading “2023 NFL Draft: Should You Buy the Hype on Tyler Van Dyke?”
Finally, my thoughts on the Green Bay Packers day 3 picks from the NFL draft are here! The Packers had two picks in the 4th, one in the 5th (that they traded down), and four in the 7th. Below are … Continue reading “NFL Draft: Thoughts On Packers Day 3 Picks”
The Pittsburgh Steelers begin a new chapter in 2022. Not only are they moving on from franchise quarterback and future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger, but the 2022 NFL Draft was also the final one for general manager Kevin Colbert. … Continue reading “Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 Draft Grades”
Handing out the Tennessee Titans 2022 NFL draft grade – or any team’s, really – is a futile prospect this soon in the game. Careers have yet to be played, and we don’t even know how these prospects are going … Continue reading “Handing Out the Tennessee Titans 2022 Draft Grade”
Well, the most turbulent NFL draft class that my 18-year-old mind can remember has come and gone. Now, it’s time for 2023. While last year’s draft class was a wild ride for quarterbacks, at least we have a solid QB1 … Continue reading “Krumich’s Way Too Early 2023 NFL Mock Draft”
Rounds one, two, and three of the 2022 NFL Draft have concluded and the later rounds are starting to heat up. There is still a handful of strong players on the board. Follow along here on our live draft tracker … Continue reading “2022 Live NFL Draft Tracker Rounds 4-7”
The Cleveland Browns have a multitude of picks on Day 3 of the 2022 NFL Draft. They have pick 108, 118, and 124 in the fourth round, as well as pick 202 in the sixth round and picks 223 and … Continue reading “NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Day 3 Fits”
The Packers went all defense on day one and now seemed to switch on day two and go all offense. The Packers again exclusively took players from my offensive draft board. So, lets get to my thoughts on the Packers … Continue reading “NFL Draft: Thoughts on Packers Day Two Picks”
The Cleveland Browns came into Day 2 with three selections on the day. They made a trade while still selecting three players and adding two additional Day 3 assets. Cleveland came in without a lot of major holes to fill, … Continue reading “Browns Day Two Recap”
Many pundits said the Ravens knocked the first round of the NFL draft out of the park. Kyle Hamilton and Tyler Linderbaum were seen as the best prospects at their respective positions. Entering Day 2 of the draft, the Ravens … Continue reading “NFL Draft: Ravens Day 2 Recap”
The first round of the NFL Draft was unpredictable in so many ways. We saw everything from trading picks, to trading super-star players. Round one is fun, but teams are made in the later rounds. Follow along here for a … Continue reading “2022 NFL Draft Tracker, Live Analysis and Grades: Rounds 2 and 3”
Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft is in the books and it was certainly one to remember. A head swiveling day full of trades and rapid picks and the Ravens were in the thick of it. Here is a recap of Baltimore’s picks and trades that you may have missed!
The Cleveland Browns have three picks on day two of the 2022 NFL Draft. They are picks 44, 78, and 99. The Browns have plenty of needs to fill, and a lot of talented players remain on the board. For … Continue reading “NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Day 2 Fits”
My thoughts on the Packers first round picks. So to start off, I was wrong. I never thought they would draft an off-ball linebacker in the first round. As we all know they haven’t done that since AJ Hawk. I … Continue reading “NFL Draft: Thoughts on Packers First Round Picks”
by Raina Rutschka and Scott Carasik The 2022 NFL Draft kicks off tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada. Its arrival comes highly anticipated as the NFL community gathers to find out which prospects will be selected in the first round. Check … Continue reading “2022 NFL Draft Tracker, Live Analysis and Grades: Round 1”
The lead-up to the 2022 NFL Draft has been a very weird and unfamiliar experience for Bengals fans. In recent years, we’ve started looking deeply at the draft by mid-November or earlier. What’s the point in waiting when they have … Continue reading “7-round Mock Draft for the Cincinnati Bengals”
The 2022 NFL Draft is finally (and thankfully) upon us. Months of discourse, debates and trolling the mentions of those with differing opinions can lead to most of us just ready for it to all be over, even if just … Continue reading “2022 Mock Draft: Erik Hindenburg’s First and Final Mock”
We are less than a week away from the 2022 NFL Draft. There are handful of trades as well as a few picks to mimic the craziness we all know and love on draft day. Without further ado, here is … Continue reading “TD Hunter’s Final 2022 NFL Mock Draft”
We are just a few days away from the 2022 NFL Draft and the anticipation is at an all time high. This year, the Ravens have numerous holes on the roster but own a whopping ten picks to help fill … Continue reading “Final Baltimore Ravens Mock Draft”
Here are five targets the Ravens could target in a trade up
The Raiders made a big splash in free agency when they traded away their first and second-round picks for Davante Adams. While it was everything they could have dreamed of, it only answered one of the Raiders’ most pressing questions. … Continue reading “What Should the Raiders do with the 86th Pick in the NFL Draft?”
Browns 2022 Mock Draft 3.o Setup In our final installment of the Browns 2022 Mock Draft series, we take a look at four different scenarios using three different mock draft simulators. The first three mock drafts, we see different scenarios … Continue reading “Browns 2022 Mock Draft 3.0”
With the 2022 NFL Draft mere days away, it’s time for the big boards to be locked in. After months of hard work, evaluation, and armchair scouting, Thursday will be a term-ending exam for NFL franchises. They just hope they’ll … Continue reading “2022 NFL Draft Big Board: The Top 105 Prospects”
How will Thursday’s draft shape out?
The 2022 NFL draft is on Thursday and teams will be trying to make the best selection for their needs and improve their overall talent level. The best picks will be those made that can contribute early on and help boost teams to the playoffs and potentially even past the first round. All the picks made will be based on what the teams will likely do, not what we would do in their place.
Fortunately, there only remains a half week of time between now and the 2022 NFL Draft. Mock drafts have been published galore, along with a plethora of rumor mill gossip that sparks headlines. That should only increase as the time … Continue reading “2022 NFL Draft: Felix Davila’s Final Mock Draft”
2022 NFL Mock Draft 3.0 Setup We are finally in draft week. The 2022 NFL Draft is on Thursday, and we take a shot at predicting the unpredictable. To do the mock, and to maintain some semblance of order, I … Continue reading “2022 NFL Mock Draft: Daniel Garrett’s Final Mock Draft”
Buffalo currently owns the 25th pick in the NFL Draft this Thursday night. General manager Brandon Beane has an opportunity to add an impact player to an already loaded roster. With very few positions of need, many expect cornerback or … Continue reading “Buffalo Bills Draft: Top 5 at 25”
With the 2022 NFL draft a mere six days away, months of burning questions about this year’s group of players will come to an end. Instead of speculation, the cold reality of the final draft results will take hold soon … Continue reading “Answers to the Biggest Questions in the 2022 NFL Draft”
Following part one on the offense, this will obviously be the Packers draft board for the defense. You can read part one here if you haven’t read it yet. Same as the offense, the Packers have specific thresholds for each … Continue reading “Packers Board For The 2022 NFL Draft Defense”
So it is time for my annual Packers NFL draft board. This will be the second time that I will be producing it publicly. I used to make one and keep it for myself, but decided too many fans out … Continue reading “Packers Board For The 2022 NFL Draft: Offense”
NFL Mock Draft Setup The 2022 NFL Draft is coming up in just under two weeks. There have already been multiple trades involving first round picks. Eight teams have multiple first round picks. In order to provide realistic trades, I … Continue reading “2022 NFL Mock Draft 2.0”
Teams around the NFL make picks based on players talents and projections. Comparisons to others who have had success are a big part of the scouting process. Teams don’t look at players for what they are now, though, when they make these comparisons. They tend to try and tap what the highest level of potential could be. So that’s what we’ll be doing here as well.
There have been people talking that rookie wide receivers are coming into the NFL more ready to produce than in the past. With guys like Ja’marr Chase and Justin Jefferson coming into the league and putting up well over 1,000 … Continue reading “Are Rookie Wide Receivers More Ready For The NFL?”
In my first 2022 Browns mock draft post-Watson trade, the Browns try to fill most of their remaining needs after the second week of free agency. We take a look at version 2.0 of the Browns mock draft. 2022 Browns … Continue reading “2022 Browns Mock Draft 2.0”
Just 24 days before night one of the 2022 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a trade that involves three first-round picks this year and an additional first next year, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This NFL … Continue reading “Saints, Eagles Strike Trade for Draft Picks”
The Miami Dolphins just traded DeVante Parker, and have continued to set themselves up for major additions in the 2023 offseason.
The Falcons have hit a new era. No more Julio Jones, no more Matt Ryan, Calvin Ridley is suspended for a year, and Foye Oluokun and Russell Gage have left in free agency. The roster is in the process of … Continue reading “Falcons Dueling Mock Draft: Beginning of a New Era”
The Miami Dolphins could add a Wide Receiver through the NFL Draft. Here are three Wide Receivers that fit the Miami Dolphins offense.
The Atlanta Falcons traded Matt Ryan to the Colts for the No. 82 pick in the 2022 NFL draft. His era is now over in Atlanta, but he will always be remembered as one of the greatest Falcons of all … Continue reading “Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: How Matt Ryan Trade Affects Plans”
Since this is the first Packers mock draft I am doing after the Davante Adams trade, I will not being doing any trades. Not until I get a good feel for who’s available and where I feel they can make … Continue reading “Post Davante Adams Trade Mock Draft”
The unofficial first day of NFL free agency was a busy one for the Cincinnati Bengals. Looking at the moves the team made (along with the news that C.J. Uzomah has agreed to sign with the Jets) I thought I’d … Continue reading “Cincinnati Bengals Mock Draft 1.0”
The Atlanta Falcons have a lot of holes and free agency should help them address some. But the draft is where they’re going to truly rebuild the roster. Their biggest holes are at edge, on the offensive line and at … Continue reading “Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: 2022 Pre-Free Agency Breakdown”
With this Packers mock draft, I tried to draft players for an all-in season. With Aaron Rodgers saying he will be back and Davante Adams getting tagged, I am making a few assumptions in free agency. First, the Packers find … Continue reading “Packers Mock Draft: Post-Combine Edition”
The NFL offseason is here and NFL Draft season is in full swing. Mock drafts are being written, scouting reports are being put together, and podcasts are recording. With the NFL Combine now in the rearview mirror, we have a more data to work with. Free agency and Pro Days are coming, but it’s time to take another swing at what the Draft might look like.
The NFL Scouting Combine wrapped up and four Florida Gators participated in some way. Kaiir Elam ran the 40-Yard Dash and then was there for medicals and interviews. Dameon Pierce and Zach Carter participated in most drills, and Jeremiah Moon … Continue reading “Florida Gators at the Combine”
NFL analysts and coaches are looking for the next Deebo Samuel, but his unique skillset deserves some appreciation across the league.
Day Three of the NFL Scouting Combine is now complete. What were the major takeaways from the third day of on-field drills? There is a reason why Georgia won the championship Going into the NFL Scouting Combine, the Georgia defense … Continue reading “NFL Scouting Combine: Day 3 Takeaways”
Background Kenyon Green grew up and played high school football in Texas. He was a five-star recruit who was highly sought after by top colleges. The third overall ranked player in his class, he wound up choosing Texas A&M after … Continue reading “Kenyon Green Scouting Report”
The NFL combine is fast-approaching so it is time for a new Lions Mock Draft. In version one of the Lions Mock draft, we saw a trade down to obtain more draft capital. Unfortunately, there aren’t any players worth trading … Continue reading “Detroit Lions Mock Draft 2.0”
Embed from Getty Images Background Darrian Beavers is a linebacker from Cincinnati and a prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. Beavers played wide receiver and safety for Colerain High School in Cincinnati. He earned all-conference honors twice and led his … Continue reading “Darrian Beavers Scouting Report”
Minnesota edge rusher Boye Mafe has generated a lot of buzz following a highly impressive week at the Reese’s Senior Bowl. A two-time “Feldman’s Freaks” honoree, Mafe has quickly transformed from athlete to football player and has vaulted himself into … Continue reading “Minnesota EDGE Boye Mafe Scouting Report”
Darian Kinnard is an offensive tackle from the University of Kentucky. This is Around the Block Network’s Darian Kinnard scouting report. Background Darian Kinnard was born in Ohio and raised in Tennessee. Eventually, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio to play … Continue reading “Darian Kinnard Scouting Report”
With the 2022 NFL draft coming up in April there are two ways in which Packers GM Brian Gutekunst may approach it. But first, let’s establish some facts. Gutekunst has drafted 37 players in his time as GM since 2018. … Continue reading “How Will The Packers Approach The Draft?”
Background The Jacksonville Jaguars have the first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. It’s been widely speculated they may take Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal, so let’s dive into his scouting report to see why. Evan Neal is from Okeechobee, … Continue reading “Evan Neal Scouting Report”
Background “Sauce” is a cornerback from Cincinnati and a prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft. Let’s dive into the Ahmad Gardner scouting report. Gardner hails from Detroit, Michigan where he played wide receiver and cornerback in high school. As a … Continue reading “Ahmad Gardner Scouting Report”
Finally getting back into the Atlanta Falcons mock draft writing mood. After a week in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, I am running a seven round Atlanta Falcons mock draft! The Falcons are a team that don’t have much of … Continue reading “Atlanta Falcons Mock Draft: Post Senior Bowl”
Embed from Getty Images The top quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft have now completed their journey to Mobile. With the Senior Bowl over, they now turn their eye to the NFL Scouting Combine. Before diving into that, however, let’s … Continue reading “2022 NFL Draft Quarterbacks Temperature Check: Senior Bowl”
Last week I had the opportunity to go down to Mobile, Alabama for the Reese’s Senior Bowl. I had the opportunity to meet tons of super cool, and plugged in, people out in the practices and out in other networking … Continue reading “Senior Bowl Rumors: Falcons Edition”
The Atlanta Falcons should spend their first four picks addressing two positions heavily to fix the roster at key spots. The best way to build a roster when stuck up against the cap is to get affordable, average-level players at the cheaper positions on the roster and then draft the expensive ones.
The Senior Bowl continued today in Mobile, AL, as both teams wrapped up their week of practice from the comfort of the indoor practice field. Around the Block sent multiple scouts to Mobile this week to check out the prospects. For their … Continue reading “Senior Bowl Winners and Losers: Day Three, National Team”
The Senior Bowl continued today in Mobile, AL, as both teams practiced through torrential downpours for the majority of the afternoon. Around the Block sent multiple scouts to Mobile this week to check out the prospects. For their recaps of … Continue reading “Senior Bowl Practice Stars: American, Day 2”
It’s time for a Green Bay Packers themed mock draft, folks. We all know about the rumors of Aaron Rodgers ending up in Denver now that Nathaniel Hackett got hired there and is possibly bringing Justin Outten as his offensive … Continue reading “Green Bay Packers Mock Draft: What if Aaron Rodgers was traded?”
The Senior Bowl began today in Mobile, AL, with the first day of practices getting underway in the afternoon. Both teams spent the day working on simple installation of the schemes for the game on Saturday. There were also multiple … Continue reading “Senior Bowl Standouts: American, Day 1”
One of the most important events of the offseason for NFL teams kicked off on Tuesday with the first practices of the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The New York Jets and Detroit Lions coaching staffs ran through a rigorous set of … Continue reading “Senior Bowl Standouts: National, Day 1”
This is the second part of the first Senior Bowl watchlist by the Around the Block scouting department — read the first part here. By this time next week, almost 150 prospects will be in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior … Continue reading “Senior Bowl Watchlist: National”
Penn State’s Jahan Dotson presents an intriguing blend of traits, but with his Senior Bowl status in doubt, his collegiate film has become a slightly bigger piece of his scouting report. Dotson is one of several Nittany Lions to be … Continue reading “Jahan Dotson Scouting Report”
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