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In A Class Without A Consensus RB1, Why Not Darrell Henderson?

As we inch closer to the NFL Draft, it’s time for a quick review of former Memphis Tigers’ running back Darrell Henderson.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect per 247 Sports, Henderson had zero offers from Power Five programs, eventually committing to Memphis in February of 2016. As a freshman he was part of a three-way committee finishing with a 87-484-5 rushing line. He also finished with 237 yards and three touchdowns on 20 receptions giving us a small glimpse of the prolific seasons to come. 2017 AND BEYOND As a sophomore in 2017, Henderson averaged an incredible 8.9 yards…...

Given The Right Landing Spot, Myles Gaskin Has The Makings Of A Zero-RB Candidate

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Washington Huskies’ running back Myles Gaskin.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star recruit in the 2015 class according to 247 Sports, Gaskin was woefully under-recruited receiving just two scholarship offers. His revenge tour began as a true freshman when he rushed for 1,302 yards and 14 touchdowns. He broke the 100-yard mark in eight of his 13 games, including four consecutive 100-yard performances to finish the season. As a sophomore in 2016, Gaskin again eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier,…...

Despite A Poor Combine, Benny Snell Is Still A Young, Wildly-Productive RB Prospect

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Kentucky Wildcats’ running back Benny Snell Jr.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star recruit from Columbus, Ohio, Snell rushed for 3,903 yards and 55 touchdowns in his final two high school seasons at Westerville Central. He received only a handful of offers, eventually choosing Kentucky over Iowa, Boston College, and West Virginia. As a true freshman in 2016, Snell Jr. captured the lead back role in the Wildcats offense, finishing with a solid 186-1091-13 rushing line. 2017 AND…...

After A Stellar Combine, Emanuel Hall Is Rising Up My Draft Board

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Missouri Tigers’ wide receiver Emanuel Hall.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect from Franklin, Tennessee, Hall averaged 18.9 yards per reception with 12 touchdowns in his senior season at Centennial High School. He was also a track and field standout with a reported 40.6-inch vertical jump. Hall enrolled at Missouri in the summer of 2015, choosing the Tigers over a handful of other Power Five offers. As a freshman in 2015, Hall saw limited action…...

While He May Lack Elite Speed, Alexander Mattison Still Deserves Your Attention

Now that we have official combine results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Boise State Broncos’ running back Alexander Mattison.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect from San Bernardino, CA, Mattison rushed for 4,074 yards and 48 touchdowns in his final two high school seasons. He received scholarship offers from a handful of Pac-12 schools but eventually enrolled at Boise State in February of 2016. As a true freshman he managed a modest 67-328-4 rushing line playing behind entrenched-starter Jeremy McNichols. This equated to a 0.15 First-Year Workhorse Score, below…...

Damien Harris Stuck in Neutral After Mediocre Combine

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Damien Harris.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a five-star prospect, Harris had a multitude of scholarship offers after finishing second in Kentucky state history in total career touchdowns (122). As a freshman in 2015, he averaged just 3.4 yards per carry on 46 rushes playing behind two future NFL RBs in Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake. In 2016, Harris saw an exponential bump in opportunity putting up a 146-1037-2 rushing line. He also…...

Overshadowed at the Combine, David Sills Is Still a Sleeper to Target

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former West Virginia Mountaineers’ wide receiver David Sills V.1 THE EARLY YEARS Sills’ collegiate journey is nothing short of amazing. A quarterback prodigy, he was offered a scholarship at age 13 by USC’s then-head coach Lane Kiffin. He eventually landed at West Virginia in 2015, making the switch to wide receiver mid-season. In four games played he amassed a 7-131-2 receiving line. Despite his moderate success at a brand new position, Sills decided to transfer to…...

Cody Thompson May Be the Best Sleeper In This Draft Class

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Toledo Rockets’ wide receiver Cody Thompson.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a two-star prospect from Ohio, Thompson received just one scholarship offer. He signed with Toledo in 2014 but had just four receptions in seven games as a freshman. His production spiked in 2015 with an explosive 37-825-5 season-long line. He’s one of 14 players since 2010 with at least 800 yards receiving on 40 or fewer receptions in a season. Only three other sophomores have met that…...

Post-Combine Review: Tyre Brady

Now that we have official combine testing results for a majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Marshall Thundering Herd wide receiver Tyre Brady.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star prospect out of high school, Brady received a handful of scholarship offers including Miami (FL), Florida State, and Mississippi State. He enrolled at Miami in 2014 but played in just two games that season without recording a catch. As a sophomore in 2015, Brady played in four games, ending with a modest 9-112-1 season-long line. Unsatisfied with his opportunity in Coral Gables, Brady decided to…...

Did 2019’s Top Sleeper Turn Into Cinderella at the Combine?

Now that we have official combine testing results for a majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Fresno State Bulldogs’ wide receiver KeeSean Johnson.1 THE EARLY YEARS After high school, Johnson received only one scholarship offer as a two-star prospect. As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he ranked second on the team in receptions (37) and third in yards receiving (337) in a relatively anemic passing offense. His 0.18 Dominator Rating wasn’t spectacular but it did lay a foundation for the future. In 2016, Johnson nearly doubled his reception total (66) and saw a…...

In A Class Without A Consensus RB1, Why Not Darrell Henderson?

As we inch closer to the NFL Draft, it’s time for a quick review of former Memphis Tigers’ running back Darrell Henderson.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect per 247 Sports, Henderson had zero offers from Power Five programs, eventually committing to Memphis in February of 2016. As a freshman he was part of a three-way committee finishing with a 87-484-5 rushing line. He also finished with 237 yards and three touchdowns on 20 receptions giving us a small glimpse of the prolific seasons to come. 2017 AND BEYOND As a sophomore in 2017, Henderson averaged an incredible 8.9 yards…...

Given The Right Landing Spot, Myles Gaskin Has The Makings Of A Zero-RB Candidate

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Washington Huskies’ running back Myles Gaskin.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star recruit in the 2015 class according to 247 Sports, Gaskin was woefully under-recruited receiving just two scholarship offers. His revenge tour began as a true freshman when he rushed for 1,302 yards and 14 touchdowns. He broke the 100-yard mark in eight of his 13 games, including four consecutive 100-yard performances to finish the season. As a sophomore in 2016, Gaskin again eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier,…...

Despite A Poor Combine, Benny Snell Is Still A Young, Wildly-Productive RB Prospect

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Kentucky Wildcats’ running back Benny Snell Jr.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star recruit from Columbus, Ohio, Snell rushed for 3,903 yards and 55 touchdowns in his final two high school seasons at Westerville Central. He received only a handful of offers, eventually choosing Kentucky over Iowa, Boston College, and West Virginia. As a true freshman in 2016, Snell Jr. captured the lead back role in the Wildcats offense, finishing with a solid 186-1091-13 rushing line. 2017 AND…...

After A Stellar Combine, Emanuel Hall Is Rising Up My Draft Board

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Missouri Tigers’ wide receiver Emanuel Hall.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect from Franklin, Tennessee, Hall averaged 18.9 yards per reception with 12 touchdowns in his senior season at Centennial High School. He was also a track and field standout with a reported 40.6-inch vertical jump. Hall enrolled at Missouri in the summer of 2015, choosing the Tigers over a handful of other Power Five offers. As a freshman in 2015, Hall saw limited action…...

While He May Lack Elite Speed, Alexander Mattison Still Deserves Your Attention

Now that we have official combine results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Boise State Broncos’ running back Alexander Mattison.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect from San Bernardino, CA, Mattison rushed for 4,074 yards and 48 touchdowns in his final two high school seasons. He received scholarship offers from a handful of Pac-12 schools but eventually enrolled at Boise State in February of 2016. As a true freshman he managed a modest 67-328-4 rushing line playing behind entrenched-starter Jeremy McNichols. This equated to a 0.15 First-Year Workhorse Score, below…...

Damien Harris Stuck in Neutral After Mediocre Combine

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Damien Harris.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a five-star prospect, Harris had a multitude of scholarship offers after finishing second in Kentucky state history in total career touchdowns (122). As a freshman in 2015, he averaged just 3.4 yards per carry on 46 rushes playing behind two future NFL RBs in Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake. In 2016, Harris saw an exponential bump in opportunity putting up a 146-1037-2 rushing line. He also…...

Overshadowed at the Combine, David Sills Is Still a Sleeper to Target

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former West Virginia Mountaineers’ wide receiver David Sills V.1 THE EARLY YEARS Sills’ collegiate journey is nothing short of amazing. A quarterback prodigy, he was offered a scholarship at age 13 by USC’s then-head coach Lane Kiffin. He eventually landed at West Virginia in 2015, making the switch to wide receiver mid-season. In four games played he amassed a 7-131-2 receiving line. Despite his moderate success at a brand new position, Sills decided to transfer to…...

Cody Thompson May Be the Best Sleeper In This Draft Class

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Toledo Rockets’ wide receiver Cody Thompson.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a two-star prospect from Ohio, Thompson received just one scholarship offer. He signed with Toledo in 2014 but had just four receptions in seven games as a freshman. His production spiked in 2015 with an explosive 37-825-5 season-long line. He’s one of 14 players since 2010 with at least 800 yards receiving on 40 or fewer receptions in a season. Only three other sophomores have met that…...

Post-Combine Review: Tyre Brady

Now that we have official combine testing results for a majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Marshall Thundering Herd wide receiver Tyre Brady.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star prospect out of high school, Brady received a handful of scholarship offers including Miami (FL), Florida State, and Mississippi State. He enrolled at Miami in 2014 but played in just two games that season without recording a catch. As a sophomore in 2015, Brady played in four games, ending with a modest 9-112-1 season-long line. Unsatisfied with his opportunity in Coral Gables, Brady decided to…...

Did 2019’s Top Sleeper Turn Into Cinderella at the Combine?

Now that we have official combine testing results for a majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Fresno State Bulldogs’ wide receiver KeeSean Johnson.1 THE EARLY YEARS After high school, Johnson received only one scholarship offer as a two-star prospect. As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he ranked second on the team in receptions (37) and third in yards receiving (337) in a relatively anemic passing offense. His 0.18 Dominator Rating wasn’t spectacular but it did lay a foundation for the future. In 2016, Johnson nearly doubled his reception total (66) and saw a…...

In A Class Without A Consensus RB1, Why Not Darrell Henderson?

As we inch closer to the NFL Draft, it’s time for a quick review of former Memphis Tigers’ running back Darrell Henderson.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect per 247 Sports, Henderson had zero offers from Power Five programs, eventually committing to Memphis in February of 2016. As a freshman…...

Given The Right Landing Spot, Myles Gaskin Has The Makings Of A Zero-RB Candidate

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Washington Huskies’ running back Myles Gaskin.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star recruit in the 2015 class according to 247 Sports, Gaskin was woefully under-recruited receiving just two…...

After A Stellar Combine, Emanuel Hall Is Rising Up My Draft Board

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Missouri Tigers’ wide receiver Emanuel Hall.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect from Franklin, Tennessee, Hall averaged 18.9 yards per reception with 12 touchdowns in…...

While He May Lack Elite Speed, Alexander Mattison Still Deserves Your Attention

Now that we have official combine results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Boise State Broncos’ running back Alexander Mattison.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a three-star prospect from San Bernardino, CA, Mattison rushed for 4,074 yards and 48 touchdowns in…...

Damien Harris Stuck in Neutral After Mediocre Combine

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Damien Harris.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a five-star prospect, Harris had a multitude of scholarship offers after finishing second in Kentucky state…...

Overshadowed at the Combine, David Sills Is Still a Sleeper to Target

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former West Virginia Mountaineers’ wide receiver David Sills V.1 THE EARLY YEARS Sills’ collegiate journey is nothing short of amazing. A quarterback prodigy, he was offered…...

Cody Thompson May Be the Best Sleeper In This Draft Class

Now that we have official combine testing results for the majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Toledo Rockets’ wide receiver Cody Thompson.1 THE EARLY YEARS As a two-star prospect from Ohio, Thompson received just one scholarship offer. He signed with Toledo in 2014…...

Post-Combine Review: Tyre Brady

Now that we have official combine testing results for a majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Marshall Thundering Herd wide receiver Tyre Brady.1 THE EARLY YEARS A three-star prospect out of high school, Brady received a handful of scholarship offers including Miami (FL),…...

Did 2019’s Top Sleeper Turn Into Cinderella at the Combine?

Now that we have official combine testing results for a majority of the 2019 NFL Draft class, it’s time for a quick review of former Fresno State Bulldogs’ wide receiver KeeSean Johnson.1 THE EARLY YEARS After high school, Johnson received only one scholarship offer as a two-star prospect. As a redshirt freshman…...

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