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.
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- Quantifying Quarterbacks, Pre-Season: Mason Rudolph is Ready for the Spotlight August 17, 2016Mason Rudolph is a soon-to-be star of the 2017 draft class. It was tough for Rudolph to grab the attention of national media circles because Oklahoma State stole many of his touchdowns and gift wrapped them as quarterback runs, screen passes or touch passes for JW Walsh. Despite Rudolph being the starting quarterback in 2015, […]
- Quantifying Quarterbacks, Pre-Season: DeShone Kizer Deserves Notre Dame’s Starting Job August 16, 2016Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is squandering a chance to groom a superstar. After Malik Zaire, Notre Dame’s original starter, went down with an injury early on in the season, DeShone Kizer stepped in and lit up the remainder of Notre Dame’s schedule. Kizer displayed rare arm talent, played with poise beyond his years […]
- Contract-Year Motivation, Quantified: Linebackers August 16, 2016I’m getting pretty confident in my hypothesis by now: players tend to try a lot harder when money is on the line, and they slack off when it’s not. This aspect of the game is frequently talked about, but almost never annualized using real data. That’s my goal. Last time, we looked at pass rushers. […]