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A Prospect For Every Round: Linebacker

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Bill Belichick should be well-informed on Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges, a projected mid-round selection. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

With three effective starting linebackers in Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, and Dont’a Hightower, the New England Patriots may be unlikely to draft a linebacker high in this month’s 2013 NFL Draft. However, they could use additional depth at the position, and, should Brandon Spikes leave in free agency next year, a future starter could also be in the cards. Read on to find out who the Patriots may target in each round of the 2013 NFL Draft should they decide to add a linebacker. FRX rankings and stock values are included to help determine availability. Check out their website and create your own draft portfolio here.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Stanford vs. Wisconsin

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Stanford survived an early comeback from Wisconsin. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

This year’s Rose Bowl provided something for everyone: frequent scoring in the first half, a defensive struggle in the second half. Ultimately, Stanford emerged victorious, concluding the season at 12-2 via a 20-14 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers, who finished the season with an 8-5 record. The game was a mixed bag in regards to its top potential NFL Draft prospects; read on for more information regarding how the likes of Stepfan Taylor, Zach Ertz, Chase Thomas, Shayne Skov, Montee Ball, Ricky Wagner, and Travis Frederick performed last night.


2013 NFL Draft: Potential Patriots in the Rose Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Wisconsin left tackle Ricky Wagner will have his hands full against Stanford rush linebacker Chase Thomas. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

This year’s Rose Bowl between the Stanford Cardinal and the Wisconsin Badgers presents some interesting matchups involving NFL Draft prospects, most notably when Wisconsin has possession of the football. The Badgers will attempt to establish the ground game early, with running back Montee Ball operating behind offensive linemen Ricky Wagner and Travis Frederick. Stanford’s linebackers, Chase Thomas and Shayne Skov, also project as first or second-day picks.

Additionally, the Cardinal have some offensive talent of their own, most notably tight end Zach Ertz, a first or second-round pick, and running back Stepfan Taylor, a likely mid-round selection who may be able to sneak into the second day. Read on for more information regarding the Rose Bowl’s top prospects.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Tyler Eifert Notre Dame

Tyler Eifert is the best collegiate tight end in the nation. (Photo: US Presswire)


NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

One of the biggest football games in South Bend, Indiana in the last decade, Notre Dame had a chance to become a legitimate National Championship contender vs. Stanford. Notre Dame has some very impressive defensive prospects who have taken the next step this season. How did they play against and efficient Stanford offense?

Continue Reading to see our Notre Dame – Stanford scouting notes.


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: USC vs. Stanford

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Shayne Skov and the Stanford defense were able to slow down the USC Offense and Matt Barkley.


NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

For the third week in a row NEPD is scouting and breaking down the University of Southern California football team, which is loaded with NFL prospects. This week they face Stanford, which has it’s share of quality prospects.

How did Matt Barkley look against better competition, after shredding two soft defenses in a row? How did Stanford’s defensive prospects look against this high powered offense?


2013 NFL Draft: Top Senior Prospects in the Pac-12

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Matt Barkley is about to be king of college football.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The past three weeks we have previewed Division-1 conferences that had some decent prospects, but this week we will preview the Pac-12, which might have the most Senior talent anywhere in the country.

Thanks to some high profile Juniors returning to school, the Pac-12 even has some players who could be contending for the #1 pick in next April’s draft.

Here is a team by team look at the top Senior prospects in the Pac-12 for the 2013 draft.


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