Posts Tagged ‘Pac 12’

2014 NFL Draft Prospect Preview: Oregon vs. Washington

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Potential top-five draft selection Marcus Mariota will face one of the toughest tests of his redshirt sophomore season Saturday vs. Washington. (Photo: Scott Olmos — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino
BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis

One of the biggest games of the season in the Pac-12 Conference will take place Saturday when the Oregon Ducks travel to Seattle to take on the Washington Huskies in a 4 p.m. afternoon showcase. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks go into the game undefeated and trying to keep their national championship hopes going strong, while the Huskies will be trying to get a big win on the toughest part of their schedule, one week after losing a hard-fought game to Stanford by only three points.

As a result of both teams having a bevy of potential 2014 NFL draft prospects, this week’s game prospect preview is a double feature. Joe Marino is focusing solely on Oregon’s prospects this week, while he has been joined by fellow staff writer and Washington state resident Joseph Curtis, who is taking a closer look at the Huskies’ top prospects this week.

Oregon’s top five prospects are listed on page 1, while six from Washington can be found on page 2.

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2014 NFL Draft: Pac-12 Conference Sleepers to Watch

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Deandre Coleman could thrive as a defensive tackle in California’s switch to a 4-3 defense this season, and if he does, his draft stock could soar. (Photo: Jason O. Watson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: Joseph Curtis

The Pacific-12 Conference has been one of the most consistent producers of NFL talent in recent years. Throughout the past five drafts, the Pac-12 has averaged more than 29 players selected.

Led by premier talent such as USC wide receiver Marqise Lee, Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr, the Pac-12 should continue to be one of the top talent-producing conferences of the 2014 NFL draft. In addition to their top prospects, they have many lesser-known prospects who could make names for themselves this season.

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A New Breed of LB – Shayne Skov

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Back from injury and ready to wreak havoc it will be hard to miss Shayne Skov in 2012 (Photo: US Presswire)

By BBD Staff Writer Eric Samulski

As football season nears, we fans are blessed with an incredible amount of games to watch and information to process. Even as the Bills continue to push closer to playoff contention, scouting the collegiate ranks for future stars remains of the utmost importance. Throughout the season I’ll be bringing you prospects that I feel would be great additions to the 2013 Buffalo Bills. They might not always be the best overall players, but they possess physical skill sets and athletic characteristics that I think will make them, at worst, solid NFL players. (more…)


RB Chris Polk Scouting Report

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

RB Chris Polk-Washington

Height: 5’10

Weight: 224 lbs.

Grade: 7.0 (Grading Scale)

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Nick Perry Scouting Report

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

DE Nick Perry-USC

Height: 6’3

Weight: 250 lbs.

Grade: 7.3 (Grading Scale)

Projection: 1st Round

Strengths:

Perry shows off plenty of natural athleticism and ability in his pass rush….he shows the ability to bend well and turn the corner off his speed rush…likes to keep the OT honest by running the arc and then coming back and hitting the B gap with a power move off his first step…when he realizes he has them he uses his hands well and is able to disengage…showed the ability to drop into zone coverage during his time at USC, could be useful if he transitions outside full time…stays low off contact and can really generate some push despite giving up 40 to 50 pounds on the OT…rushes with a tenacity and isn’t afraid to really get after the OT who is trying to block him…he wraps up well and tends to finish plays…Has dominated a couple of different top level OT’s in his career.

Weaknesses:

The first question Perry must answer is whether or not he’s the elite athlete who can stand up in a 34 and blow by the OT…He’s too singularly focused on getting after the QB, he forgets about containment or backside responsibility and will often leave huge gaps for RB or QB to escape into…needs to add some more bulk to his frame…raw in his technique which is surprising for a guy who is so strong…needs to realize that his hands are always going to be weapons for him to use and he needs to use them more consistently…he absolutely must develop a counter move to the OT, as of now if he can’t beat the OT with his initial move he isn’t going to beat him.

Notes:

Perry v. Colorado

 





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