Connor Cook: Comfort Food

Comfort food and football go together like apple pie and America. Mark Schofield takes this comparison to one of the quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class: Connor Cook. Although not a standout with any one trait, Cook is solid across the board, not unlike your standby dish at your favorite restaurant.  We all have them,…

Christian Hackenberg On Two: Progressions and Pocket Awareness

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. Having highlighted the ability of Christian Hackenberg to deliver throws with timing and anticipation, another area where the…

Christian Hackenberg On Three: Synchronized Passing

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two, and sometimes three, plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. During his freshman season, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg looked every bit the part of…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz: Facing The Weak Side DE Drop

Mark Schofield is a crazy person. Quarterbacks are the most sought after assets by NFL Draft evaluators, and prospects are analyzed from every angle. Mark Schofield looks at two prospects ‒ Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz ‒ executing the same play, with different results. What if I told you that two of the top quarterbacks…

2016 NFL Draft QB Hub

Mark Schofield is already looking at the 2016 NFL Draft QB prospects, making a list of those players who can, with a strong season, rise to become the #1 overall pick. Looking at their footwork, ability to climb the pocket, and make the right decisions is only part of the scouting process. The Ohio State Buckeyes…

Christian Hackenberg: 2016 NFL Draft QB To Know

Draft season never ends. Teams are already setting their scouting assignments for next season. With that in mind, Mark Schofield has an early look at the top QBs in the 2016 NFL draft, continuing with Christian Hackenberg. Christian Hackenberg – Penn State Hackenberg was one of the nation’s top quarterback recruits in 2012, ranked as the top pro-style quarterback by…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Pinstripe Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, it’s the Pinstripe Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Penn State Nittany Lions (6-6) vs. Boston College Eagles (7-5) WHAT: New Era Pinstripe Bowl WHEN:…