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…

September 17 Breaking the Plane Podcast: Ted Nguyen Interview

Last year the Denver Broncos proved you don’t need elite quarterback play to win a Super Bowl, but most teams don’t have the same level of defense as the Broncos and quarterbacks are still the easiest way to contend. Ted Nguyen (@RaidersAnalysis) joins Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) on the September 17 Breaking the Plane Podcast to discuss NFL quarterback play, his recent…

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Tajae Sharpe and Marcus Mariota Bond Early In the Season

The Tennessee Titans are implementing a run-heavy offense, but that doesn’t mean they lack weapons in the passing game. Sharona looks at the budding relationship of between wideout Tajae Sharpe and quarterback Marcus Mariota. After the Tennessee Titans used the phrase “Exotic Smashmouth” during the preseason it rapidly became a topic of conversation. A lesser-known storyline, but…

2017 NFL Draft Running Back Watch List: Non-Power 5 Conferences

In the past two years of the NFL Draft, two running backs have been selected in the first round. As NFL defenses get smaller in order to defend the pass, teams are looking to run the football more often. The 2017 NFL Draft running back class is the deepest in many years, and will provide NFL…