NFL Mock Draft 1.0: Putting a Premium on Pass-Rushers


Everyone likes to say that the NFL is a passing league. Everyone thinks bottom-of-the-barrel NFL teams need a quarterback before anything else.

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Vic Beasley to SAM Affects the Falcons’ IDP Potential

Being in education grad school has put me through an interesting intellectual journey. One of the first exercises we did in the program was to write our own “Autobiography of a Learner”, an essay assignment that helped us think through the influences that formed our ideas about school and learning. This lesson, among others, really opened up old memories of my grade school days.

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RB Christopher McClendon, OPSU (D-II) – 2016

Games scouted: Fort Lewis College (2014), Oklahoma Baptist (2014)


What do you do with a power back that gets stood up in the hole? That’s our dilemma of the day with running back Christopher McClendon. McClendon, a prospect out of Division II program Oklahoma Panhandle State University, has the stature (5’ 11”, 220 lb.) to be a solid ball carrier that should grind yards after contact, but he doesn’t. I think I have an answer why.

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ILB Larry Butler III, Southern Nazarene (D-II) – 2016

Games scouted: Arkansas-Monticello (2014), Southeastern Oklahoma State (2014)

From the first moment you turn on the game tape of Larry Butler III, inside linebacker from Division II Southern Nazarene University, both strength and flaw are readily apparent. I scouted two games of Butler’s from the 2014 season, and came away with very few questions; I have a feeling that what you see is what you get with Butler, both in a promising and pause-giving way.
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