Around the Block Network is starting off scouting reports for the 2022 NFL Draft. This is the Martin Emerson scouting report. The college football season slowly coming to a close. It’s now time to transition to coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft. As many prospects begin to take the next step in their career to … Continue reading Martin Emerson Scouting Report
Background Sam Howell is a quarterback for the North Carolina Tar Heels and a prospect in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft, so let’s dive into his scouting report. Howell started every year in high school, finishing his career going 805-of-1,361 for 13,415 yards and 145 touchdowns while rushing for 3,621 yards and 60 scores. He … Continue reading Sam Howell 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Embed from Getty Images Background Malik Willis (#7, 6’1″, 225) is a quarterback from Liberty University and a prospect in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. Willis is originally from Atlanta, GA, and led his high school to the state title game, earning Offensive Player of the Year and 1st-team all-state as a senior. He earned … Continue reading Malik Willis 2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Ah yes, Kenny Pickett. The guy nobody expected to be a top QB, he went from zero to hero this year. I was harsh on him at first because I thought this was just another “Draft Twitter Fad” but I was wrong. The slide faking, game changing, QB will be in Mobile, AL for the … Continue reading Kenny Pickett Scouting Report: Pre-Senior Bowl
Matt Corral, Carson Strong, Malik Willis, Kenny Pickett and Desmond Ridder are all candidates to be the top quarterback for the 2022 NFL Draft. The 2022 quarterback landscape is shaping out to be a much different race than it was this time last year. Trevor Lawrence was the clear-cut front runner to be drafted first … Continue reading Matt Corral and the Race for QB1
The NFL is always searching for talent along the offensive line, especially at the tackle position. Aside from quarterback, offensive tackles are one of the most highly selected positions in the draft. For a good reason; they protect the quarterback. So we could be looking at a potential top ten pick in next year’s draft … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Evan Neal, Offensive Tackle, Alabama
LSU was one of the most talented teams in college football in the 2019-20 season, and perhaps their best player, Derek Stingley, has yet to step foot in the NFL. As a full-time starter for the Tigers, Stingley recorded 15 pass deflections and six interceptions in his freshman season. Stingley was not only the best … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Derek Stingley, CB, Louisiana State University
The Northwestern football program is now not only finding success on the football field, but they are also converting that success into high-level football prospects. In last year’s draft, Northwestern had two players selected in the first round. They could keep that trend rolling with their safety, Brandon Joseph. Joseph was not one of the … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Brandon Joseph, Safety, Northwestern
We will be kicking off our summer scouting in the Midwest Region with University of Notre Dame’s starting interior lineman Jarrett Patterson. Patterson was the starting center when healthy for Notre Dame the past two seasons and is expected to move over to guard for his Senior year. Be sure to keep a lookout for … Continue reading Summer Scouting Report: Jarrett Patterson
Going into his Freshman year at ASU Dohnovan West had never played Center before, but when Starting Center Cade Cote broke his foot less than a week before the Sun Devils 2019 Season Opener, Dohnovan was forced into the starting lineup. Dohnovan humbly admits he didn’t play very well in his first action, but he’s … Continue reading Summer Scouting Report: Dohnovan West
Teams like the Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Alabama Crimson Tide among others have been in the argument for “DBU”, but one team that has been quietly producing defensive back prospects in recent years is the TCU Horned Frogs. Head coach Gary Patterson is one of the better defensive minds in all … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, CB, TCU
In the most recent NFL draft, the USC Trojans had a safety, Talanoa Hufanga, drafted in the fifth round, and in the upcoming draft they could have another safety, Isaiah Pola-Mao, drafted as well. However, Pola-Mao has a much better chance to be a high draft selection than Hufanga who fell to day three of … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Isaiah Pola-Mao, S, USC
In an age where healthy stars often decide to pass on bowl games for business decisions, Texas A&M Runningback Isaiah Spiller played through theirs with a fractured toe last season. The Aggies RB ended up a semifinalist in 2020 for the Doak Walker Award (the nation’s best RB). Despite being sometimes overshadowed by his teammate … Continue reading Summer Scouting Report: Isaiah Spiller
(Photo by Samuel Marshall/Eric Evans Photography) Kayvon Thibodeaux has been on the NFL’s radar since his freshman year with the Oregon Ducks. As a true freshman, Thibodeaux racked up 9.0 sacks and 14.0 tackles for loss. Last season for the Ducks, Thibodeaux had a bit of drop-off in production, only accumulating 3.0 sacks, however, his … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon
Zion Johnson is an offensive guard from Boston College and a prospect in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.
Drake London is a two-sport athlete for the USC Trojans, playing both basketball and football, and when you flip on his tape it is very easy to see why that is the case. He is 6-foot-5, 210-pounds, but he moves extremely well for his size. His basketball background shows up on the football field when … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Drake London, WR, USC
Alec Lindstrom is among the best centers in college football. Check out Mitchell Wolfe’s summer scouting report on the Eagles’ pivot man.
Bo Melton is Rutgers offensive work horse, and he is poised for a breakout year in 2022. This is Luke Krumich’s take on the Scarlet Knights speedster.
It still feels strange needing to discuss who the Steelers next QB will be after nearly two decades of Ben Roethlisberger. Nothing lasts forever though, and doing this project has helped me both as a fan and an analyst get excited for the future. Whether Ben hangs it up after this season or next, it … Continue reading Finding the Future: Final Thoughts
Welcome everyone to the final part of my search for the next Steelers franchise QB. For our final prospect, we are taking a look at one of the harder players to evaluate due to injury and lack of recent film: Georgia QB JT Daniels. I have seen him mocked as high as 1st overall and … Continue reading Finding the Future Part 5: JT Daniels
It’s been a while, but we are back with part 4 of finding the Steelers next franchise QB. Part 5 will also be dropping today, and tomorrow will be a final thoughts style piece on which (if any) any of these players could be the next Steelers QB. For now though, lets take a look … Continue reading Finding the Future Part 4: Kedon Slovis
Christian Harris is a former 4-star recruit for the Crimson Tide who has started in all, but one game for Alabama. Harris possesses the prototypical size for an NFL linebacker, 6-foot-2 and 232-pounds. Harris has a nose for the football and excels when playing between the tackles as well as getting after the quarterback when … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
Florida is known for their ability to put defensive backs into the NFL and this year appears to be no different with Kaiir Elam. Elam has the tools and the frame to be selected in the first round of next year’s draft. However, he will need to refine those tools as he is a raw … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida
Zay Flowers is one of the most underrated wide receivers in college football. The Boston College product is in for a breakout year. Here is Luke Krumich’s summer report on Flowers.
Boston College landed Jacksonville State TE Trae Barry out of the transfer portal. Get Luke Krumich’s thoughts on the newest Golden Eagle. There is no TE on BC’s roster like Barry, a true receiving threat.
Treylon Burks of the Arkansas Razorbacks is one of the many wide receivers getting hyped up as a first round guy. He possesses not only excellent athleticism but size as well. Arkansas has him listed at 6-foot-3, 225-pounds and he certainly looks the part. Most guys with his build are often viewed as an “X” … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
Syracuse has an OL man who can do it all. Luke Krumich takes a look at Airon Servais, the Oranges Iron Man.
Chris Olave surprised much of the football world when he decided to go back to school instead of declaring for the NFL Draft. Most view(ed) Olave as a first-round pick and even a potential top-20 selection. It’ll be interesting to see how his stock is affected electing to go back to school, especially with the … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
Kedon Slovis has been a hot topic on the “Draft Twitter” streets as of late. The opinion on him seems to be all over the place at this point in the process. Some view him as a player who needs a ton of growth in order to reach the first-round conversation, and others, myself included, … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Kedon Slovis, QB, USC
Boston College’s Phil Jurkovec is an under the radar QB prospect for the 2022 NFL Draft. Here is Luke Krumich’s take on the strong arm QB.
There aren’t many players who can draw comparisons to Derwin James of the Los Angeles Chargers, but Kyle Hamilton is one of those guys. In his sophomore season, Hamilton flashed his versatility and ability to play all over the back half of the field for the Fighting Irish; whether it be the deep safety position … Continue reading Summer Scouting: Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame
DeMarvin Leal is a defensive lineman for the Texas A&M Aggies and has proven to be one of the more versatile defensive lineman in the all of college football. He has the frame (6-foot-4, 290-pounds) to play on the inside, but also brings a hefty amount of explosiveness off the edge. It’ll be interesting to … Continue reading Summer Scouting: DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M