Lamar Jackson and The Thought Process from the Pocket

Every draft cycle has a number of polarizing prospects. This past draft provided Deshaun Watson, Jabrill Peppers, and John Ross for example. Two years ago opinions were mixed on players such as Christian Hackenberg, Connor Cook, and Carson Wentz. In the draft year ahead, the clubhouse leader for the most polarizing prospect is the defending…

Day Three: Thoughts On Quarterbacks Already Taken and Those Waiting

After two days of drafting, six quarterbacks are off the board. The New York Jets surprised a lot of people by making Christian Hackenberg the first signal caller taken on Day Two, while the New England Patriots selected Jacoby Brissett to play QB2 for the first four games of the season, and the Cleveland Browns…

Day Two Quarterback Fits

With the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft in the books, only three quarterbacks have heard their names called. As expected, the Los Angeles Rams selected Jared Goff with the first overall pick, and Carson Wentz was the next pick, second overall to the Philadelphia Eagles. Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch finally came off the…

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…

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ITP Glossary: Hitch Step

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us with…

Draft Collection: 2016 NFL Draft Quarterbacks

Draft season is in full swing, as scouts and teams look to the future. Inside The Pylon profiled some prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft and will bring our in-depth, high-quality approach to even more player profiles this season. Mark Schofield’s 2016 NFL Draft quarterbacks collection kicks us off. Please check back often, and subscribe, bookmark, follow, listen, and like our…