Neil Dutton

Lead Writer, soft spot for the tight end position. Will never stop loving Duke Johnson.

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Will Noah Fant Follow in George Kittle’s Footsteps?

We have kept you waiting for this during our rookie review series. But wait no longer, gentle reader, for our first tight end review is finally here. Denver Broncos rookie Noah Fant is the first of his position to come under our microscope, and reviewing his rookie campaign certainly makes for interesting reading. For those in need of a reminder, Fant was one of the most impressive specimens to come into the NFL at his position in recent history. His measurables from the NFL scouting combine continue to astound. Many eyes were on Fant as he entered the NFL, and…...

Is Minshew Mania a Long-Term Solution in Jacksonville?

The other quarterbacks I’ve reviewed so far in this series all came into the NFL with a high pedigree. They were first-round draft picks after all. This player went much later in the proceedings. Yet in his way, he was perhaps the most exciting of all the first-year signal-callers. Let’s look back at the rookie year of Gardner Minshew. By The Numbers Minshew started 12 of his 14 games in 2019 after coming off the bench in Week 1. He helped to ensure that the Jaguars offense continued to function despite the loss of marquee free agent Nick Foles. Minshew…...

Jared Goff May Be Dwayne Haskins’ Ceiling

The latest player to fall under our curious gaze in our rookie review series was the third quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Washington spent the 15th overall selection on Ohio State signal-caller Dwayne Haskins. I’m betraying no oaths when I say that Haskins did not exactly take the NFL by storm in his first year. But he is not fully to blame for this. Let’s dive in. By The Numbers If these numbers don’t look good, it’s for a good reason. They’re not. Mind you, Haskins wasn’t exactly overwhelmed with opportunities to make plays in the Washington offense…....

Is Daniel Jones the Next Marcus Mariota?

Continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies, let’s take a look at the New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. His selection was not without controversy or even outright debate. But regardless of whether the Giants should have taken their signal-caller in 2018 or not, they got Jones. Let’s break it down. By The Numbers Despite claims that he could spend his entire rookie season behind Eli Manning, Jones was into the starting lineup by Week 3 of the season. He amassed 41.6 fantasy points in his first start and finished as the QB2 overall that week. It would be…...

Kyler Murray Is Primed for a Second-Year Leap

The 2019 NFL season is officially over. The last game of the 100th season of the NFL is in the books. There will be no more pads hitting pads, referees whistles (or flags), touchdowns or turnovers until September. Here we will be looking back on the rookie season of the player taken with the first overall selection in last year’s NFL Draft, and looking forward to his second season in the NFL. Just how did Kyler Murray fare in his first season? What players from recent NFL past had similar first years to Murray’s 2019? And what did those players…...

Show Harrison Bryant Some Respect: A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

The winner of the award for the best tight end in college football is draft-eligible in 2020. Yet some ranking services seem to be less than impressed with him. This is a grave injustice, and I will not rest until everyone knows the name of Harrison Bryant. BACKGROUND A native of Georgia, Bryant played baseball and basketball in addition to football at John Milledge Academy. He was originally an offensive tackle and a pass rusher, before moving to his current position as a senior. In that season, Bryant had 10 touchdowns and 11 sacks. It would be inaccurate to say…...

Will the NFL Fall in Love with Jordan Love? A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Joe Burrow is the first quarterback who will be taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. But the QB talent of this class does not start and end with Burrow. Jordan Love will hear his name called not long after Burrow. BACKGROUND Love attended Liberty High School in Bakersfield, California. He played football and basketball in high school, and in his senior year, he was a dual-threat player. Love passed for more than 2,000 yards and also ran for another 800. He accounted for 32 total touchdowns that year. 247Sports had Love rated as a three-star recruit and ranked No. 70…...

Dynasty Fallout From the End of the Philip Rivers Era

Last week, the quarterback taken by the San Diego Chargers with the first overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft announced his retirement. On Monday, Jay Glazer reported that the Chargers were set to move on from the QB they got when they traded the first to the New York Giants. If Glazer’s report is accurate, Philip Rivers’ time with the Chargers ends after 228 regular-season games, 59,271 passing yards, and 397 touchdowns. Sadly though, it also ends without an appearance in a Super Bowl. With this changing of the guard in mind, here are some instant thoughts as to what…...

Could Colby Parkinson Be the Next Graduate from Tight End U? A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Since 2010 there have been seven tight ends out of Stanford drafting by NFL teams. This includes players like Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz and Austin Hooper. 2020 should see this number rise to eight. Colby Parkinson is heading for the NFL. BACKGROUND Parkinson attended Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California. In a revelation that will come as no shock to anyone, he dabbled in basketball as well as football. 247Sports ranked as a four-star recruit and the number one TE prospect in the nation out of high school, as well as the seventh-best player in the state of California…....

Will Jake Fromm’s Dip in Production Keep Him Out of the First Round? A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

After three seasons, and three SEC East titles, Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm has decided to take his chances in the pros. Fromm declared on Wednesday, January 8th that he would be entering the 2020 NFL Draft. Fromm was a player thought to be one of the very best at his position heading into the 2019 college season. He was tied for ninth in the odds to win the Heisman trophy. But a lot of things have changed since then. BACKGROUND Fromm is every inch a local hero in Georgia, having been born in Warner Robins in July 1998. He…...

Will Noah Fant Follow in George Kittle’s Footsteps?

We have kept you waiting for this during our rookie review series. But wait no longer, gentle reader, for our first tight end review is finally here. Denver Broncos rookie Noah Fant is the first of his position to come under our microscope, and reviewing his rookie campaign certainly makes for interesting reading. For those in need of a reminder, Fant was one of the most impressive specimens to come into the NFL at his position in recent history. His measurables from the NFL scouting combine continue to astound. Many eyes were on Fant as he entered the NFL, and…...

Is Minshew Mania a Long-Term Solution in Jacksonville?

The other quarterbacks I’ve reviewed so far in this series all came into the NFL with a high pedigree. They were first-round draft picks after all. This player went much later in the proceedings. Yet in his way, he was perhaps the most exciting of all the first-year signal-callers. Let’s look back at the rookie year of Gardner Minshew. By The Numbers Minshew started 12 of his 14 games in 2019 after coming off the bench in Week 1. He helped to ensure that the Jaguars offense continued to function despite the loss of marquee free agent Nick Foles. Minshew…...

Jared Goff May Be Dwayne Haskins’ Ceiling

The latest player to fall under our curious gaze in our rookie review series was the third quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Washington spent the 15th overall selection on Ohio State signal-caller Dwayne Haskins. I’m betraying no oaths when I say that Haskins did not exactly take the NFL by storm in his first year. But he is not fully to blame for this. Let’s dive in. By The Numbers If these numbers don’t look good, it’s for a good reason. They’re not. Mind you, Haskins wasn’t exactly overwhelmed with opportunities to make plays in the Washington offense…....

Is Daniel Jones the Next Marcus Mariota?

Continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies, let’s take a look at the New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. His selection was not without controversy or even outright debate. But regardless of whether the Giants should have taken their signal-caller in 2018 or not, they got Jones. Let’s break it down. By The Numbers Despite claims that he could spend his entire rookie season behind Eli Manning, Jones was into the starting lineup by Week 3 of the season. He amassed 41.6 fantasy points in his first start and finished as the QB2 overall that week. It would be…...

Kyler Murray Is Primed for a Second-Year Leap

The 2019 NFL season is officially over. The last game of the 100th season of the NFL is in the books. There will be no more pads hitting pads, referees whistles (or flags), touchdowns or turnovers until September. Here we will be looking back on the rookie season of the player taken with the first overall selection in last year’s NFL Draft, and looking forward to his second season in the NFL. Just how did Kyler Murray fare in his first season? What players from recent NFL past had similar first years to Murray’s 2019? And what did those players…...

Show Harrison Bryant Some Respect: A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

The winner of the award for the best tight end in college football is draft-eligible in 2020. Yet some ranking services seem to be less than impressed with him. This is a grave injustice, and I will not rest until everyone knows the name of Harrison Bryant. BACKGROUND A native of Georgia, Bryant played baseball and basketball in addition to football at John Milledge Academy. He was originally an offensive tackle and a pass rusher, before moving to his current position as a senior. In that season, Bryant had 10 touchdowns and 11 sacks. It would be inaccurate to say…...

Will the NFL Fall in Love with Jordan Love? A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Joe Burrow is the first quarterback who will be taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. But the QB talent of this class does not start and end with Burrow. Jordan Love will hear his name called not long after Burrow. BACKGROUND Love attended Liberty High School in Bakersfield, California. He played football and basketball in high school, and in his senior year, he was a dual-threat player. Love passed for more than 2,000 yards and also ran for another 800. He accounted for 32 total touchdowns that year. 247Sports had Love rated as a three-star recruit and ranked No. 70…...

Dynasty Fallout From the End of the Philip Rivers Era

Last week, the quarterback taken by the San Diego Chargers with the first overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft announced his retirement. On Monday, Jay Glazer reported that the Chargers were set to move on from the QB they got when they traded the first to the New York Giants. If Glazer’s report is accurate, Philip Rivers’ time with the Chargers ends after 228 regular-season games, 59,271 passing yards, and 397 touchdowns. Sadly though, it also ends without an appearance in a Super Bowl. With this changing of the guard in mind, here are some instant thoughts as to what…...

Could Colby Parkinson Be the Next Graduate from Tight End U? A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Since 2010 there have been seven tight ends out of Stanford drafting by NFL teams. This includes players like Coby Fleener, Zach Ertz and Austin Hooper. 2020 should see this number rise to eight. Colby Parkinson is heading for the NFL. BACKGROUND Parkinson attended Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California. In a revelation that will come as no shock to anyone, he dabbled in basketball as well as football. 247Sports ranked as a four-star recruit and the number one TE prospect in the nation out of high school, as well as the seventh-best player in the state of California…....

Will Jake Fromm’s Dip in Production Keep Him Out of the First Round? A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

After three seasons, and three SEC East titles, Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm has decided to take his chances in the pros. Fromm declared on Wednesday, January 8th that he would be entering the 2020 NFL Draft. Fromm was a player thought to be one of the very best at his position heading into the 2019 college season. He was tied for ninth in the odds to win the Heisman trophy. But a lot of things have changed since then. BACKGROUND Fromm is every inch a local hero in Georgia, having been born in Warner Robins in July 1998. He…...

Will Noah Fant Follow in George Kittle’s Footsteps?

We have kept you waiting for this during our rookie review series. But wait no longer, gentle reader, for our first tight end review is finally here. Denver Broncos rookie Noah Fant is the first of his position to come under our microscope, and reviewing his rookie campaign certainly makes…...

Is Minshew Mania a Long-Term Solution in Jacksonville?

The other quarterbacks I’ve reviewed so far in this series all came into the NFL with a high pedigree. They were first-round draft picks after all. This player went much later in the proceedings. Yet in his way, he was perhaps the most exciting of all the first-year signal-callers. Let’s…...

Jared Goff May Be Dwayne Haskins’ Ceiling

The latest player to fall under our curious gaze in our rookie review series was the third quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft. Washington spent the 15th overall selection on Ohio State signal-caller Dwayne Haskins. I’m betraying no oaths when I say that Haskins did not exactly take the…...

Is Daniel Jones the Next Marcus Mariota?

Continuing our look back on the 2019 rookies, let’s take a look at the New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. His selection was not without controversy or even outright debate. But regardless of whether the Giants should have taken their signal-caller in 2018 or not, they got Jones. Let’s break…...

Kyler Murray Is Primed for a Second-Year Leap

The 2019 NFL season is officially over. The last game of the 100th season of the NFL is in the books. There will be no more pads hitting pads, referees whistles (or flags), touchdowns or turnovers until September. Here we will be looking back on the rookie season of the…...

Show Harrison Bryant Some Respect: A 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

The winner of the award for the best tight end in college football is draft-eligible in 2020. Yet some ranking services seem to be less than impressed with him. This is a grave injustice, and I will not rest until everyone knows the name of Harrison Bryant. BACKGROUND A native…...

Dynasty Fallout From the End of the Philip Rivers Era

Last week, the quarterback taken by the San Diego Chargers with the first overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft announced his retirement. On Monday, Jay Glazer reported that the Chargers were set to move on from the QB they got when they traded the first to the New York…...

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