Antonio Pipkin: Feel

It is a tradition as tried and true as any during the draft cycle: Quarterbacks are built up, torn down, and built up anew. Running backs are broken down to the nth degree, receivers are scrutinized for every route they have run, and edge defenders are analyzed down to the flexion in their ankles. But…

Mitch Trubisky On Two: Pocket Toughness

With the NFL Draft always approaching, Mark Schofield begins his look at QB prospects for 2017. With so much scouting to be done, Mark begins by continuing our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. I’ve written before about the relationship a quarterback has with the air above him: The clouds, the sun and the beautiful…

Mason Rudolph: Pocket Presence

Many aspects of quarterback evaluation is quantified, but one trait that still defies quantification in its impact is pocket presence. Mark Schofield breaks down how Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph exhibits good pocket presence by remaining calm and adeptly working the pocket while under pressure.  Pocket presence, unlike some quarterback traits, cannot be quantified in the way…