By Brandon Thorn Attending the first ever Offensive Line Performance (OLP) seminar that was put on by LeCharles Bentley (LB) and his staff was an incredible experience for me. Along with LeCharles, the OLP staff consists of former NFL offensive lineman CJ Davis, and strength and conditioning coach … [Read More...]
By Brandon Thorn *For this piece I watched every snap of Abdullah running, catching, and returning the football from 2015, including preseason Background Ameer Abdullah was selected in the 2nd round in the 2015 NFL Draft (pick 54) after one of the more accomplished careers in Nebraska football … [Read More...]
By Brandon Thorn Team/Player/Pick 1. Colts Ryan Kelly/Le'Raven Clark/Joe Haeg/Austin Blythe 18/82/155/248 Colts GM Ryan Grigson brought in tremendous value along the OL via the 2016 draft, as well as arguably the top center prospect since Ryan Kalil in 2007. Kelly became the highest drafted … [Read More...]
After tying Mike Mayock in the Huddle Report Mock Draft Contest last year with 26 players correctly predicted in the first round, Brandon Thorn returns for his 2nd consecutive TFE Mock Draft. This was put together under the basis of predicting what … [Read More...]
Former NFL GM Ted Sundquist &TFE contributor Brandon Thorn discuss the Titans pick at #1, FCS prospects, and what the Super Bowl Champs will do at #31 with Matt Miller of the Bleacher Report. … [Read More...]
Welcome to the first installment of “A Tale of Two Prospects” where OL specialist Duke Manyweather and myself select two offensive lineman to simultaneously breakdown side-by-side. Each pairing of prospects will be split among each of us. I was … [Read More...]
The Inaugural OLP (Offensive Line Performance) Seminar
TFE contributor Brandon Thorn took time to attend the inaugural OLP Seminar put on by former NFL Pro Bowl OL LeCharles Bentley and came away with even more than he bargained for.
NFL’s 2016 Breakout Candidate – Lions RB Ameer Abdullah
TFE Contributor Brandon Thorn makes his case for why he feels Detroit's Ameer Abdullah will be the one to watch in 2016.
Top 5 OL Draft Classes from the 2016 NFL Draft
TFE contributor Brandon Thorn gives us his ranking of the top 5 teams with the best take on Offensive Linemen in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Final Mock Draft: 2016 – By Brandon Thorn
After tying Mike Mayock in the Huddle Report Mock Draft Contest last year with 26 players correctly predicted in the first round, Brandon Thorn returns for his 2nd consecutive TFE Mock Draft. This was… [more]
2016 T-minus 20 days to the DRAFT
Former NFL GM Ted Sundquist &TFE contributor Brandon Thorn discuss the Titans pick at #1, FCS prospects, and what the Super Bowl Champs will do at #31 with Matt Miller of the Bleacher Report.
- 2016 Fantasy Football: Top-50 Rookie Rankings, Projections and Sleepers May 16, 2016We’re still a ways away from solving training camp battles, understanding rookies’ roles and plans from coaching staffs and navigating through the remainder of free agent signings and training camp cuts. But with rookie drafts already starting up and to provide a starting point for rookie expectations, I’ve ranked the top 50 rookies in terms of […]
- Chase Daniel, Connor Cook and the Rising Value of Drafting Backup Quarterbacks May 11, 2016Historically, quarterbacks picked after the third round haven’t found much NFL success. Sure, there are outliers like Tom Brady and Marc Bulger who are quickly groomed into plus NFL starters despite being Day 3 picks. But for the most part, fishing for a starting QB after the second or third round is a fruitless exercise. […]
- After Ten Years: A Thank You To Those Who Have Helped Optimum Scouting Grow May 10, 2016Over the last ten years of working as an evaluator in some shape or fashion, with the last five years being under the Optimum Scouting name, I wanted to thank some of the fantastic individuals I’ve had the privilege of working with. These people all have provided invaluable support, work product, and growth for me […]
- 2016 NFL Draft: Dream Bowl Players Poised to Make NFL Rosters May 7, 2016With six NFL teams along with other professional league scouts, the Dream Bowl began to build on positive momentum the last two years that Optimum Scouting has been a part of it. Having multiple teams attend and seeing their efforts rewarded by finding small school talent for their rosters is a great step forward for […]