Tyron Smith

Traits and Techniques: Tyron Smith’s Snatch and Trap

Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith is the most physically talented tackle in football, and showcases his dominance through elite athleticism, play strength, discipline, and overall technique. Marrying his rare physical traits with an increasingly improving skill set has resulted in the mastering of the position when he’s been healthy. Despite struggles with a bulging…

Ali Marpet

Under the Microscope: Ali Marpet

The rare “30-30-30” guy. That is what Hobart head coach Mike Cragg said NFL scouts were calling Tampa Bay Buccaneers right guard Ali Marpet when they would visit the small campus in Geneva, New York. Marpet was not only showcasing dominant traits on film (Hobart plays on the NCAA’s Division III level), but he also posted…

Scouting Notebook

Under the Microscope: Week 6 Scouting Notebook

Every year, storylines come and go during the course of an NFL season. Whether it is strong offensive line play, a breakout receiver, or a rookie stealing the spotlight, you can count on the NFL to entertain. Brandon Thorn breaks down the Week 6 storylines below in his scouting notebook. Entering this season my Twitter account served as the primary means to present my…

Under the Microscope: New England Patriots Offense & Offensive Line

Despite the odds, the Patriots have opened the season with two wins, despite many of their offensive weapons sidelined to injury and suspension. And now backing quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been added to the injury list. Yet, the Patriots pulled off two wins due to smart coaching and execution. Brandon Thorn puts the New England Patriots offensive…