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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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Mike Loyko’s 2014 NFL Mock Draft: Edition 1.0

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is flying up NFL Draft boards.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

It’s only September, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start projecting the next year’s NFL Draft. Compared to 2013 the ’14 draft features franchise quality talent and star potential at a number of positions. The 2014 class is especially deep at pass rusher, offensive tackle and even Quarterback. There will be no shortage of immediate NFL impact from this draft class.

Check out who your team could end up with in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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2014 NFL Draft: What I’m Watching in Week Two

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Louis Nix III

Louis Nix III could be Vince Wilfork’s eventual replacement.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

After an interesting week one of the college football season, we get to watch football on Saturday and Sunday this week. Here are the three things I’ll be watching most on Saturday – I think you know what I’ll be watching on Sunday.

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How Jadeveon Clowney, Marqise Lee Would Shake Up the 2013 NFL Draft

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

What would happen if Jadeveon Clowney was allowed to enter the 2013 draft?

NEPD Writer: Dan Hope

The topic of whether freshmen and sophomores should be allowed to enter the NFL draft received significant attention last Saturday, when junior South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, who likely could have been a first-round pick after his freshman or sophomore season, suffered a severe right knee injury that leaves his football future significantly in jeopardy. What would happen if the top Sophomore prospects were allowed to enter the 2013 draft?

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