Spread principles are taking over the NFL but execs and coaches alike still blame the offense's popularity in college for the league's quarterback 'crisis.' Browns coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer have taken up the other side.
Drafting stars with a high success rate is difficult enough. The great NFL scouting departments are those that can consistently project "diamonds in the rough," unheralded or overlooked prospects. NFLDraftScout.com analyst Rob Rang offers his 2015 "Diamonds" by position
NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney resumes his breakdown of the best prospects in the 2015 draft by position, climbing the ladder for a close-up view of a lanky defensive back group with 10 worthy of consideration in the top 64.
Scouts are wary of hailed improvements and once-in-a-lifetime performances at on-campus pro days, and you should be too. NFLDraftScout.com publisher Frank Cooney breaks down how teams dissect pro day numbers.
Scouts are used to seeing collegiate players make position switches in an attempt to spark NFL interest but the jump from quarterback to cornerback is a rare one. Nick Marshall, who previously played corner at Georgia, shook off the rust quickly and was one of several prospects who made a strong impression in the South Team's first practice.