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2014 NFL Draft: 15 Thoughts from Mike Loyko

Monday, May 5th, 2014

With three days until the draft, Mike Evans’ stock is on fire.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

We finally made it to NFL Draft week! A process that officially started for me back in January at the Senior Bowl is now only a few short days away. Regardless of what happens Thursday, Friday, or Saturday there will be hundreds of surprises and moves that shake up the NFL Draft.

As we count down the hours until the draft, here are my final thoughts leading up to this year’s draft.

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2014 Pass Rushing Prospects: Analyzing Athleticism

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Kareem Martin has been overlooked despite production and an ideal frame but is picking up steam after testing tremendously well in Indy (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Athleticism in a broad sense can be analyzed and measured, but it only gains meaning with context. Being able to run in a stright line for forty yards measured linear speed but explains very little about an athletes agility or strength. If the person is an Olympic sprinter the latter qualities are discarded as they are rather unimportant. If you’re looking at an NFL pass rusher, however, all of the aforementioned qualities have tremendous value.

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Mike Loyko’s 2014 Mock Draft

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Less than 3 weeks until the Commish takes the podium and announces the first pick.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Less than three weeks from the 2014 Draft and there is still a lot of uncertainty surrounding who goes where. The first two rounds are expected to be more action-packed than ever. With supreme talent throughout the top 100, it will be interesting to see how teams position themselves to land the player they covet.

This year’s draft revolves around two players 1) Jadeveon Clowney and 2) Johnny Manziel, where they get selected will have an enormous trickle down effect on the rest of the first round and beyond. Here is my latest attempt to project how the 2014 NFL Draft will play out.

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2014 NFL Draft: Combine Preview

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

For all the chatter Jadeveon Clowney is a physical marvel and will likely be smiling after showcasing his unreal athleticism in Indy (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

There are two broad aspects to scouting a prospect in any sport, which are their mental and physical makeup. Those two factors intersect to create what really matters: How well they play the game. This week in Indianapolis prospective players will be tested and evaluated until their potential employers are satisfied. And trust me those guys are beyond demanding.

Here is a look into who will come out of the fray looking like a million bucks, and who might lose millions with a poor showing.

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Jadeveon Clowney Scouting Report

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Prospect: Jadeveon Clowney
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 274
Grade: 8.1  (Grading Scale)

Complete Scouting Reports and Breakdowns will be available in “Mike Loyko’s Draft Guide”, which will be released in late April. 

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2014 NFL Draft: All Potential First Team Defense

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Jadeveon Clowney is the ultimate high potential prospect (Photo: US Presswire)

By Marc Sluis, Staff Writer

Potential can be a like an oasis. An illusion that mystifies and intrigues  but often leaves us with nothing. So is it purely a show to distract us from the prospects’ real value? Maybe, but isn’t it fun? Rarely does an elite athlete clearly also possess all the necessary intangibles to be great. So read with caution and remember athletic ability and potential are only a piece of the picture. (more…)


2014 NFL Draft: Mike Loyko’s Big Board

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Early reports on the 2014 NFL Draft class are very promising. Compared to 2013 next year’s draft figures to be much deeper at key positions including Quarterback, Defensive End, Offensive Tackle and Outside Linebacker. The top of the draft especially features franchise players at multiple positions, which 2013 lacked. Each week throughout the year I will update my Big Board to reflect the top draft eligible prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft.

My ranking is not meant to be a mock draft or a projection as to where players will be drafted. The rankings reflect my evaluation of talent based on what I have scouted to this point. As the season progresses new names will be added and players will drop off.

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