Jimmy Garoppolo: A Trait-Based Approach

With a four-game suspension hanging over the head of franchise quarterback Tom Brady, the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots will likely need the services of second-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Mark Schofield reviewed the tape and breaks down what traits he brings to the position. Jimmy Garoppolo was selected in the second round of the…

Quick Hits: WR Prospects on Day Two And Three

The NFL Draft’s first round saw six wide receivers come off the board, as Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Breshad Perriman, and Phillip Dorsett found new homes. But according to Mark Schofield, there are more WR prospects to be found in later rounds. Devin Smith, Ohio State The OSU product shined in the National Championship and is a tremendous deep threat in the…

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Inside The Pylon Mock Draft: Rounds Two And Three

Inside The Pylon strives to provide deep, thoughtful analysis of football and our NFL Draft Profiles have allowed us the chance to get to know some of this incoming class. We’ve also been preparing for the 2015 season, scouting and assessing team needs in advance of a bigger, and better, season. Head Writer Mark Schofield, Senior Writers Dave Archibald, Brian Filipiak and Chuck…

New Patriots CB Bradley Fletcher: Hitting the Reset Button

Bradley Fletcher, the newest member of the New England Patriots, arrives after a rough 2014 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, after losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner the Patriots saw enough to offer Fletcher a one-year contract with a maximum value of $2.5M. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), no cornerback surrendered more yards in…