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2018 NFL Draft Summer Film Road Trip

Written by Alex Sibo on May 15, 2017

The prospect film road trip is back for the 2018 NFL Draft! Like last year, we’re going coast-to-coast to add one new video of every draftable prospect this summer to preview the 2017 season and next year’s draft. Graduate transfers are denoted with an asterisk (*) and listed under their former team, with the new school in parentheses. Check back frequently – the page will be updated daily!

Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors

Metuisela ‘Unga – TE

Washington Huskies

Jake Browning – QB Myles Gaskin – RB Lavon Coleman – RB Dante Pettis – WR Trey Adams – OT Shelton Coleman – OC Vita Vea – DL Greg Gaines – DL Azeem Victor – LB Keishawn Bierria – LB

Washington State Cougars

Luke Falk – QB Cole Madison – OT Cody O’Connell – OG

Idaho Vandals

Matt Linehan – QB Aikeem Coleman – EDGE

Boise State Broncos (read more…)


Exclusive: Interview with Washington DL Elijah Qualls

Written by Justin Melo on April 27, 2017

Washington DL Elijah Qualls took time out of his busy predraft schedule to speak with us exclusively here at Draft Breakdown.

Surprisingly athletic for his size, the 313 pound California native showed off his brute strength with a whopping 33 bench press reps at the combine. Qualls turned in a solid final season with 38 tackles, five for loss and three sacks and helped the Huskies earn a playoff birth.

In our interview, Elijah and I discussed how playing running back and multiple different sports helped turn him into the athlete he is today, how he ultimately decided on playing defensive line, the close bond he’s developed with Sidney Jones and more. Some video analysis is also included.

Thanks for joining me today Elijah.

Qualls: It’s my pleasure. Thank you for having me.

You weighed in at 313 pounds at the combine, yet you were a FB (read more…)


Nicholas McGee’s Safety Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 27, 2017

There could be two safeties go in the top five of this year’s draft but, beyond the top two, there are plenty of players at the position in this class who could be difference-makers.

Here I rank my top 10 safeties.


Jonah Tuls’ Final 2017 NFL Mock Draft and Bold Predictions

Written by Jonah Tuls on April 27, 2017

Today is the day where dreams become a reality. Of course, this is the opening night and first round of the 2017 NFL draft, which will air on NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET. This also means it is time to release my final mock draft and bold predictions for the first round. Feel free to reach out with your feedback, love or hate of my final piece of the pre-draft process on Twitter!

Mock Draft Bold Predictions

1. Joe Mixon gets drafted in the first round; Dalvin Cook does not.

– This may sound crazy, but some teams are more comfortable drafting Joe Mixon than Dalvin Cook. Both have alarming red flags off of the field, but on the field, they are the two most talented running backs in this class. I would look at Indianapolis (trade down) and Green Bay as options for Mixon (read more…)


Nicholas McGee’s Cornerback Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 26, 2017

Along with edge rusher, cornerback is the most important defensive position in football.

There is a plethora of talented corners in this class, whether your team is looking for a starter on the outside or a slot guy, they should be able to find one who can hold up in the pros.

Here I rank my top 20 corners.


Nicholas McGee’s Off-Ball Linebacker Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 26, 2017

Off-ball linebacker may not have the same value as a position as edge rusher and cornerback, but a great one can have a transformative impact for a team.

There are a few such linebackers near the top of this class, and here I rank my top 10 players at the position.


Nicholas McGee’s EDGE rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 25, 2017

You can never have enough edge rushers in the NFL.

Generating a pass rush is pivotal to NFL success and there is an abundance of players adept at getting after the quarterback in this year’s draft.

Here I rank my top 20 edge rushers.

 


Nicholas McGee’s Defensive Line Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 25, 2017

The edge defenders have stolen the spotlight from the interior defensive linemen this year, but there are still a good number of guys in the middle who have the potential to positively impact NFL teams.

Players such as Malik Jackson and Kawann Short have shown in recent times how valuable high-caliber interior players can be, and here I rank my top 10 in this class.


Nicholas McGee’s Offensive Line Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 25, 2017

The consensus is that this is not a great offensive line class, particularly at the tackle spot.

But teams always need help in the trenches and it’s not that a bad of a year for franchises in need of versatile linemen who can play multiple spots.

Here I rank my top 10 offensive linemen.


Nicholas McGee’s Tight End Rankings

Written by Nicholas McGee on April 24, 2017

Rarely has there been a better year to have a tight end on your wish list.

The 2017 NFL Draft is stacked with athletic move tight ends and players who excel as both in-line blockers and pass-catchers.

Here I rank my top 10.


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