NFL Draft Notebook

NFL Draft Notebook: Justin Fields not Las Vegas bound

The big NFL Draft news from this week was seeing who got invited to the NFL Combine. While plenty of top-tier players were invited to Indianapolis, several players were snubbed by not getting an invite. In this week’s NFL Draft Notebook, we look at three players who should be in Indianapolis. This week’s article also talks about why Justin Fields will not be heading to the Las Vegas Raiders, an FCS prospect getting plenty of interest, and much more. Link

Detroit Lions Mock Draft

The Detroit Lions established themselves as one the best teams in the NFL this year, falling just a half short of making it to the Super Bowl. Now that the season is over though the task is to find the missing pieces that will get them over the hump in 2025. One area, Detroit will focus heavily on this offseason is their defense which gave up almost 24 points a game which ranked 25th in the NFL. Link

Chop Robinson tops Jared Verse and Darius Robinson as the best defensive end

The 2024 NFL Draft has no elite defensive end and only has two players with first-round grades in its class. Despite this lack of surefire talent, the class does have a couple of players with intriguing potential led by Penn State’s Chop Robinson who posts strong testing numbers and has underrated production. The class also has a couple of interesting sleepers in it. One of these players is Xavier Thomas who shows the raw tools that made him the number four player in his recruiting class. Another underrated player in this class is Washington State's Brennan Jackson whose non-stop motor has allowed him to account for 14.5 sacks over the past two seasons. Link

All-Underrated Offense

The fourth annual All-Underrated team is led by two of the most underrated pass catchers in the 2024 NFL Draft are Oklahoma wide receiver Drake Stoops, and TCU tight end Jared Wiley. Stoops put up strong numbers this year having caught 84 passes this season, while Wiley had a breakout season catching more passes this season than his first four seasons combined. Link.

2-2 NFL Draft Notebook

This week was one of the most important weeks in the NFL Draft process, as we saw both the East-West Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl occur. In our second edition of NFL Notebook, we examine what prospects helped and hurt their draft stocks during the week. We also highlight Georiga running back Kendall Milton who could be a sleeper in the 2024 NFL Draft, and much more. Link

Mock Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft has several questions that have yet to be answered. This starts with what will the Chicago Bears do with the number one pick, another question is who is the second-best quarterback, and yet another big question revolving around the 2024 NFL Draft is in a very talent-rich wide receiver crop how many go up in the top ten? Link

East-West Shrine Bowl Report

Day two of practice at the East-West Shrine Bowl saw many players continue to impress, led by South Dakota State’s Mason McCormick who showed the versatility to play multiple positions. Florida State linebacker Kalen DeLoach also had a strong day, and proved he is one of the more athletic linebackers in the 2024 NFL Draft. Link

Who the Chicago Bears should target at the Shrine Bowl

The Chicago Bears should pay special attention to these players at the East-West Shrine Game. Link

Previewing the 2024 Offensive Guard Class

The 2024 NFL Draft offensive guard class is a strong group in terms of both depth and high-quality talent. The group is led by Washington’s Troy Fautanu who has all the talent to be an All-Pro in the NFL. While Cooper Beebe and Christian Mahogany carry day two draft grades on my board there is no doubt they have the talent to start as rookies. Link

Washington Commanders Mock Draft

The Washington Commanders add their franchise quarterback and address both sides of the line of scrimmage in a new mock draft. Link

Previewing the 2024 Offensive Tackle Class

One of the best positions in the 2024 NFL Draft is offensive tackle. This position is led by two prospects who should be taken in the top ten picks in Olumuyiwa Fashanu and Joe Alt. Overall, I have five tackles with first round grades and eight players with either a first or second round grade. In addition to this year’s group having plenty of top-end talent, the position also has plenty of depth. Overall a total of 22 prospects carry a draftable grade which would tie for the second most players drafted at this position since 2014. A couple of sleepers in this group include North Carolina State's Anthony Belton and South Dakota State's Garret Greenfield. Link