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Pro Day Spotlight: Clemson, Ohio State

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson

DeAndre Hopkins was among the players to watch at Clemson’s pro day. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

In NFL draft circles, March madness consists of the packed schedule of collegiate pro days that take place throughout the month where top prospects from each school showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts.

We are currently in the midst of that season, and some of the top prospects in the 2013 NFL draft have already had their chance to shine at their school’s respective pro day. Two of the biggest pro days thus far have occurred at Clemson, which included likely first-round pick wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and Ohio State, highlighted by likely first-round pick defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins.

I had the chance to watch portions of Clemson’s pro day Thursday on ESPN3, and I was in Columbus for Ohio State’s pro day Friday. Which players stood out, and which players left questions unanswered going ahead to April?

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2013 New England Patriots Pre-Combine Mock Draft

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Is Johnathan Hankins the next piece added to the rebuilt Pats DL?

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The NFL Draft season moves full steam ahead with the Combine kicking off later this week in Indianapolis. All eyes will be on the top prospects and how they look going through drills. Unlike in past years the Patriots only hold five selections, meaning they have to make them all count. The team is extremely close to being championship caliber and I expect them to be aggressive and active this off-season. Here is a look at how I believe the draft could play out if it were held today.

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Best 2013 NFL Draft Prospect on 6 Remaining Undefeated Teams

Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Manti Te'o Notre Dame

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is the top prospect on one of the six remaining undefeated teams.

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

The college football is winding down close to its end, but there are still six remaining teams, all from different conferences, who are still undefeated. All six of these teams — Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Louisville — have players who will be getting paid to play football on Sundays in 2013, which is part of the reason why each has yet to lose a game this season.

The amount of NFL talent on each team varies. Alabama is an NFL factory, with multiple potential first-round picks on both sides of the ball just one year removed from having five players selected in the top 35 picks of the 2013 NFL draft. On the other end of the spectrum, a team such as Louisville has no top 2013 prospects, but has players such as sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater who could be very high selections in 2014.

Regardless of the total talent on each team, the following article takes a look at the players who rates as the potential 2013 NFL draft prospect for each team.

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2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: California vs. Ohio State

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Ohio St. DT Johnathan Hankins is poised to be a top ten pick.

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NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

One of the biggest games on the week three college football slate was Ohio State vs. California. Each school has been one of the most consistent producers of NFL talent over the last decade.

In 2013 both schools have a player who could be picked in the top ten of the draft. Who are the top prospects on each team this year and how did they fare on Saturday? Check out my scouting notes from the game.

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2013 NFL Draft: Big Ten Week Roundup

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Taylor Lewan 2013 NFL Draft

Michigan OT Taylor Lewan is one of the top prospects in the Big Ten. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Big Ten is always an intriguing conference for NFL Draft prospects. This year won’t be any different.

After taking a look at the ACC prospects and the MAC prospects the last two weeks, here is all the preview pieces for the Big Ten.

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