Just like the National Football League, there is no offseason for the writers at Inside the Pylon. A few of our film gurus have been poring through game film on some of the well-known, and not-so-well-known, prospects to help you prepare for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Our writers bring you inside each player, using video footage to illustrate what each prospect does well – and what they need to improve – to continue their football careers at the next level. Unlike other sites, with 250-player “Big Boards” or top ten lists for each position, ITP’s writers dive deep on the prospects they cover – at the positions they know and understand. While we might not cover every prospect – yet – we go into great detail on the guys we examine. If you think you can help, get in touch and join the team!
Quarterbacks – Mark Schofield breaks down some of this year’s QB prospects, highlighting how footwork, arm strength and pocket presence are just some of the qualities coaches and scouts look for as they try and find the next face of their franchise.
Bryce Petty, Baylor
Chris Bonner, Colorado State-Pueblo
Taylor Heinicke, Old Dominion
Garrett Grayson, Colorado State
Brett Hundley, University of California, Los Angeles
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Part 1
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Part 2
Marcus Mariota, Oregon, Part 3
Jameis Winston, Florida State, Part 1
Jameis Winston, Florida State, Part 2
Offensive Linemen – Brian Filipiak examines how the offensive line prospects handle stunt schemes and impose their will on opposing defenders.
Brandon Scherff, Iowa
Arie Kouandjio, Alabama
Rob Havenstein, Wisconsin
A.J. Cann, South Carolina
La’el Collins, Louisiana State University
Wide Receivers – Schofield knows how to throw the ball – and what it takes to catch it. He breaks down some of the NCAA’s top-flight receivers and their ability to gain separation and high-point the football.
Devin Smith, Ohio State
DeVante Parker, Louisville
Tre McBride, William & Mary
Kevin White, West Virginia
Amari Cooper, Alabama
Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
Defensive Linemen – Filipiak also knows a thing or two about attacking the offensive backfield. Brian takes a look at some of the highly regarded defenders in the upcoming draft with an eye on how their strengths will translate to the NFL game.
Preston Smith, Mississippi State
Arik Armstead, Oregon
Carl Davis, Iowa
Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma
Defensive Backs – Dave Archibald looks at some of the highly-touted defensive backs in this year’s draft and how their athleticism and footwork will help or hinder them as they move to the next level.
Byron Jones, Connecticut
Trae Waynes, Michigan State
P.J. Williams, Florida State
Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
Marcus Peters, Washington
Jalen Collins, Louisiana State University
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