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.
- Contract-Year Motivation, Quantified: Defensive Linemen and Pass Rushers July 26, 2016Teams shelled out record amounts of cash to defensive linemen and pass rushers this offseason, including Von Miller, Muhammad Wilkerson, Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, and Olivier Vernon. Are they going to maintain their levels of production? Will their defenses be better as team? By: Jack Raleigh If you’ve read my previous posts on the contract […]
- NFL Play-Calling: Using Expected Points to Compare the Value of Pass and Run Plays July 20, 2016The NFL has rarely seen a drastic change in the way teams do things on the field. Over the course of football’s long, long history strategies and tendencies have shifted greatly, but not to the degree of a strategical quasi-revolution. Using Expected Points we will debate whether or not the NFL is due for a […]
- Mason Rudolph, Ryan Tannehill Comparison, and Why He May Emerge As a Top 2017 NFL Draft Pick July 15, 2016Deshaun Watson has earned the title of the 2017 draft’s pre-season best quarterback prospect. He was a Heisman finalist, the offensive catalyst for the nation’s second-best team, and a dual threat quarterback with the mobility and arm talent that fits the modern day NFL prototype. By: Eric Galko Miami (FL)’s Brad Kaaya and Washington State’s […]
- Pressure Production, Pre-Season Edition: Using “Expected Points” to Value Pressure July 14, 2016You could go round and round for days debating the value of different events that happen during an NFL game. Using analytics and Expected Points, though, we can settle those debates rather quickly. Here we use the Expected Points metric to tackle (pun intended) how the value of a pressure compares to that of a […]