2016 NFL Draft: Robert Nkemdiche – Ole Miss

TGC Robert Nkemdiche Ole Miss

By Brandon Thorn Robert Nkemdiche DE #5 - Ole Miss  Games Viewed 2014 Boise State 2014 Alabama 2014 LSU 2014 Mississippi State 2014 TCU Strengths Ideal build for an interior player with a huge frame (6-4/293) including broad shoulders, long arms, and well-rounded thickness throughout his upper and lower halves Possesses all … [Read more...]

2015 NFL Predictions – Offensive ROY

TGC Ameer Abdullah Detroit Lions NFL Offensive ROY

RB: Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions - 2015 NFL Offensive ROY Favorable factor: The offensive line and Joique Bell’s injury concerns Current starting offensive line: LT Riley Reiff, LG Manny Ramirez, C Travis Swanson, RG Larry Warford, RT LaAdrian Waddle. Detroit’s offensive line is a formidable unit that ranked 14th overall by … [Read more...]

Preseason Scouting

TGC College Football Preseason

By Eric Galko, Director - Optimum Scouting Preseason Scouting: What Goals to Reach, Where to Focus, and How to Get the Most Out of It The cliché is often repeated: For NFL teams, there is no off-season. And for the college scouts, the goal isn’t to draft a big board or make round projections. The goals are much broader, yet still crucial, than … [Read more...]

Players turned Evaluators

TGC Plymouth State Football

By Matt and Mike Vahey, Optimum Scouting First, we wanted to give a little background on us and our football careers.  While every football player’s dream is to get a scholarship and play big-time division 1 football, we eventually decided on Division 2 St. Anselm College (while we had interest from bigger programs, other personal and family … [Read more...]

Outside Looking In – Cassius Sendish

TGC Cassius Sendish Outside Looking In

By Coach Joseph Potts, NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CES Each year nearly 3500 collegiate athletes form a pool of draft-eligible candidates for NFL teams to choose from in their yearly draft selection process, a veritable untapped gold mine of talent ripe for the plucking. The other side to that coin is that there are approximately 3250 of those athletes who … [Read more...]

2016 NFL Draft – Dadi Nicolas

TGC Dadi Nicolas VAPI

By Zach Gransinger #90 Dadi Nicolas 6-4/236 RS Senior Games Viewed 2014 Ohio State 2014 North Carolina 2014 Pittsburgh 2013 Alabama 2013 Miami 2013 Pittsburgh Strengths Incredible athlete with NFL length Fantastic get off Great motor Natural in coverage showing fluid change of direction Gets flat in a hurry to string … [Read more...]

2016 NFL Draft: Kentrell Brothers – Missouri

TGC Kentrell Brothers MOUN

Kentrell Brothers LB #10 - Missouri  Games Viewed 2014 Toledo 2014 UCF 2014 South Carolina 2014 Florida 2014 Kentucky Strengths Disciplined, skilled player who stays patient in keying/reading, rarely getting caught out of position or overrunning plays. Comes to balance very well before contact through calculated, precise footwork, … [Read more...]

2016 NFL Draft: Anthony Zettel – Penn State

TGC Anthony Zettel PAST

By Zach Gransinger Anthony Zettel DT #98 - Penn State Height: 6'4" Weight: 278 Year: RS Senior Games Viewed 2014-UCF 2014-Akron 2014-Rutgers 2014-Ohio State 2014-Indiana Strengths Very good motor Brings game to another level at goal line/4th and short Superior athlete at DT Very quick hands for slap/swim Great … [Read more...]

Getting a jump on the 2016 NFL Draft

TGC Jump on 2016 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft (circa 2015) is already in the rear view of most pro football fan’s minds.  The four month buildup to the annual selection process was filled with the usual frenetic frenzy of prognostication and pundit pontification.  I just like those words; prognostication and pontification. Did anyone happen to notice that The Football Educator’s … [Read more...]

2016 NFL Draft: Shilique Calhoun – Michigan State

TGC Shilique Calhoun MIST

By Zach Grasinger Shilique Calhoun DE #89 - Michigan State Height: 6'5" Weight: 250 Year: Games Viewed 2013 USF 2013 Michigan 2013 Ohio State 2013 Iowa 2014 Nebraska Strengths Long and lean athlete Possess NFL size and athleticism Frame could easily support 10 more lbs. Has very good to exceptional get … [Read more...]