TMFL Draft Insider Season 1

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  1. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

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    We will be making a comeback soon - Davis and Mayock's Top Ten lists will be here once I can see the draft pool.. which is now I think.
     
  2. Kasper

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    Presenting: The Top Ten Prospects of the 2013 Draft - Part One

    TMFL Draft iNsider- To start things off on this year's draft coverage, we decided to present the top ten prospects in this year's potential TMFL draft pool. There is a lot of defensive talent in this
    draft, especially towards the top. This post will only contain five of the top ten, with the second portion coming tomorrow. Following this "article" we will move on to breaking
    down the top five at each position throughout the season while hopefully highlighting and draft stories that pop up. Hope you enjoy!

    1. Jakari Christmas, Defensive Tackle - Florida State
    6'4, 306 - 20 Y/O

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    Jakari is, but any measure of the phrase, and absolutely menacing presence on what is expected to be one of the top units in the country. At 6'4, 306 pounds he has the ability to just absolutely overpower opposing offensive lineman but has phenomenal quickness at his disposal when he needs it. We can list more and more measureables like quickness, bench press reps, or his max squat, but what really makes him such a presence is his tenacity. He is a guy that emphasizes what college athletics are all about; playing for the pride of your school and wanting to bring that elusive national title back to Tallahassee.

    NFL Comparison: Richard Seymour


    2. Conner Barr, Left Tackle - Baylor
    6'4, 311 - 20 Y/O

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    Conner is young but shows all the promise of a future franchise left tackle. He has superb athleticism and explosiveness for the position, which you will see in the highlight we have. Conner makes a name for himself by decimating opposing defenders which brings his athleticism (balance) into light whenever he lays the wood on a defender and keeps trucking down field. He really came into light last year while protecting RGIII's blind side and helping pave the way for Griffin to have the Heisman year he did. Not to jinx him, but he has been very durable throughout his career as well. The sky is the limit for this kid and we think he is going to be a Pro Bowler for many years. Be sure to check out the highlight below! (It kind happened on accident while I was trying to get a good pose.. thought it was funny to watch him maul people like that).

    NFL Comparison: Joe Thomas


    3. Rodman Steele, Defensive End - Kansas State
    6'4, 280 - 22 Y/O

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    Besides having one of the better porn names I have ever heard, Rodman is pure and simply a brick shit house and man among boys in the college game. For his position, he is an absolute monster of a presence and can play either nose guard or defensive end; though he will likely translate to a 3-4 defensive end. You don't see many players at the college level with such an NFL ready appearance, but Steele is one of those special breeds that every NFL GM drools over. Look for Steele to be an early pick- especially if a 3-4 team is picking high and wants a defensive end. This guy will be ready to go from day one on nearly any NFL team.

    NFL Comparison: Haloti Ngata


    4. Johnathan Moore, Quarterback - Maryland
    6'4, 235 - 20 Y/O

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    Moore has all the tools to be productive at the NFL level, and has the size to boot. He will likely be the Heisman favorite out of the gate, so it will be interesting to see how he handles pressure like that. Maryland should also likely start out in the top ten, and in an overall weak ACC, he certainly has potential to have a massive season, as he has talent around him- WR Bryant Vinson is currently predicted as a second round pick. The only question with this kid is arm strength, as he plays in a West Coast system and doesn't throw it down field much.

    NFL Comparison: Drew Brees


    5. Devonte Bolton, Defensive End - Oregon
    6'4, 276 - 20 Y/O

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    Bolton is about as sturdy and consistent of a player as you are going to see at the college level. While Oregon hasn't recently been known for their defense, Devonte has been a consistent shining star on the unit. He has led the Pac 12 in tackles for loss the past 2 seasons and absolutely dominates his side of the field against the run. He is a very "smart" pass rusher as well and has the skill set of an upperclassmen. Like the previously mentioned Jakari Christmas, Bolton's team will likely live in the spotlight this year so you should hear plenty about him.

    NFL Comparison: Lamar Houston
     
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  3. fuzzyl0gic

    fuzzyl0gic No new friends

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  4. MoonBBad

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    Kasper Great read. Unfortunately, I don't draft in the first round, but I like reading content like this. Good shit.
     
  5. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Great job Kasper!
     
  6. Kasper

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    I enjoy doing these and getting to highlight these guys.

    I also get my nerd on taking the pictures.
     
  7. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    Also gives you the ability to start scouting for whom you'll be taking with your number 1 overall pick. :cool:
     
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  8. Kasper

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    You really think Cheez will swap picks with me this early in the season?
     
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  9. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    He's done dumber things.
     
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  10. Kasper

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    Like stayed in TMFL?
     
  11. Kasper

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    Presenting: The Top Ten Prospects of the 2013 Draft - Part Two

    TMFL Draft iNsider- To start things off on this year's draft coverage, we decided to present the top ten prospects in this year's potential TMFL draft pool. There is a lot of defensive talent in thisdraft, especially towards the top.
    This post contains the rest of the top ten. Following this "article" we will move on to breaking down the top five at each position throughout the season while hopefully highlighting and draft stories that pop up. Hope you enjoy!

    6. Devin Brown, Cornerback - Oregon State
    6'1, 210 - 20 Y/O

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    Oregon State has since fallen out of the national spotlight (if you could call it that) since the days of the Rodgers brothers- but Devin Brown is sure to bring the cameras (but more importantly the NFL scouts) back to Corvalis, Oregon. Brown has garnered comparisons to the likes of Champ Bailey and even Revis recently- but he is a player that has gotten a reputation for being a bit of a gambler on defense. This could change once he hits the pro's, but he definitely isn't scared to roll the dice and go for the big, game changing play. This is something that could come back to bite him in his draft stock, so we will see what happens here.

    NFL Comparison: Antonio Cromartie


    7. Cameron Jackson, Defensive End - Georgia
    6'6, 257 - 21 Y/O

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    Cameron is a special player because he is going to bring some immediate versatility to a team. Many scouts say he would be a capable pass rushing linebacker in the NFL- and with some work with his coverage skills possibly a full timer in a 4-3 even. In a 3-4 he figures to be a rush OLB unless he bulks up a lot. Last year Jackson was a monster racking up 15 sacks in a tough SEC while facing top tier offensive lineman from schools like Alabama and Florida. Anytime a guy produces at that level against the top flight competition in the country it is going to get NFL GM's attention; Jackson should be an interesting story to follow this year.

    NFL Comparison: Shawne Merriman


    8. Jalen Cooper, Cornerback - Louisville
    6'2, 191 - 22 Y/O

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    Cooper is an interesting prospect, as he came to Louisville as a running back- but a crowded backfield made him want to find another way onto the field. Coaches tried him at safety before eventually finding him a home at corner, and boy has he proved to be a natural. He had a breakout season last year, snagging 8 interceptions which led the Big East, and he has Louisville at the cusp of breaking into the realm of being a national contender. An arguably soft schedule will make some question his overall talent level, as he doesn't face many top tier wide receivers in the Big East. Regardless, he takes care of business week in and week out-- constantly shutting down his side of the field weather it is in zone or man coverage. A truly gifted athlete that is a natural at his position.

    NFL Comparison: Joe Haden


    9. Roland Sharpe, Outside Linebacker - West Virginia
    6'2, 236 - 21 Y/O

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    The first thing many point to with Sharpe is his less than prototypical size. He is a little on the light side (not bad for a college kid though), but he more than makes up for it with a fantastic motor that keeps him buzzing around the field and around every play. Sharpe was originally a SS when he came to West Virginia, so he really has great athleticism for the position. For what it's worth, he is a nephew to arguably the greatest tight end in the NFL's history, Mr. Shannon Sharpe himself; great pedigree to say the least.

    NFL Comparison: Chad Greenway


    10. Nate Harris, Outside Linebacker - Miami (FL)
    6'3, 251 - 20 Y/O

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    I think I speak for everyone when I say it is nice to see some NFL talent again being churned out by "The U"-- and Harris is the latest product. He has the classic Miami linebacker characteristics; the Miami "swagger", tenacity, fearlessness, and a want to take on, and beat, any player that steps in their way. Harris is a great young player that I really feel has the potential to be great, and most scouts agree. Look for him to fill a need for any team that is looking for a 4-3 outside linebacker- the sky is the limit for this young kid.

    NFL Comparison: Jerod Mayo
     
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  12. JohnnyClutch

    JohnnyClutch They only hear my truth

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    Great content Kasper. Barr went beast mode in that highlight video.
     
  13. bawvu97

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    Well done

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  14. MartyWebb

    MartyWebb C.R.E.A.M.

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    Bad ass Kasper

    Love what this stuff brings to the league.
     
  15. Gyrene76

    Gyrene76 What does the fox say?

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    Excellent videos and content. Appreciate the effort you put into this.
     
  16. Kasper

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    I wish I could make a "highlight" video easier, but kinda hard. I figured the offensive lineman one was kinda neat and looked somewhat realistic animation wise.

    Top 5 QB's (+ a sleeper pick) up next.
     
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    Presenting: The Top 5 Quarterbacks of the 2013 Draft Class


    iNsider - This year at the TMFL Draft Insider we are going to take a look at each position in the draft, and hopefully make it through every single one by year's end. As with any draft,
    we are of course going to start with the signal callers, the field generals, the electrifying dual threats-- yes of course, the quarterbacks. Is there another Andrew Luck in this class?
    Will Johnathan Hendrix/Stacey Knight's twin appear? We will try to give you the inside scoop on all of these guys- you will have to be the judge in the end.

    1. Johnathan Moore, Maryland - 6'4 235, 20 Y/O

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    Moore is one of the younger quarterbacks in the class, which is impressive especially considering the fact that he is arguably the top prospect. He has the prototypical size that you want at the position, and takes very good care of the ball. He has led a recent resurgence in the Maryland football program after Ralph Friedgen retired (leaving many to wonder the fate of the Terrapin program) - but in came Johnathan to the rescue. Many question his arm strength, as he isn't asked to make a lot of throws downfield (think Colt McCoy) - but he has shown the ability to throw a solid deep ball. Regardless of where Moore gets drafted, he is going to be a (at the very minimum) solid starter in this league for years to come. At the other end of the spectrum, we could have a bonafide superstar here.


    2. Sam Farris, Virginia Tech - 6'5 240, 22 Y/O

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    Johnathan Moore isn't the only quarterback in this class that is considered a top flight talent by many; Sam Farris has every ounce of talent that Moore does. At 6'5, 240 he looks like Cam Newton out there (albeit without the insane athleticism- though he can move around in the pocket well) and he has shown a cannon multiple times in his career. Physically, you couldn't ask for much more than what Farris brings to the table- it is the mental part of the game that Sam often struggles with. Sam is what many in the business simply call a "gun slinger"-- he likes to go for the big play (maybe think Brett Favre here). If he can put a little more thought into his throws and make better decisions, Sam will likely be the top quarterback in this class. However, if he continues his gung ho play style on the field, he could fall out of the first round. He is currently projected just outside the top ten.


    3. Jeremy Oberste, Nevada - 6'3 225, 22 Y/O

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    Jeremy is an absolute gamer in every sense of the word. He could best be described as a jack of all trades, master of none and his currently projected for the second round. Though he is right handed, he reminds many people of Tim Tebow (besides all the "Holier Than Thou" stuff)- the dude just manages to win games. Please do note he can throw the ball about 50x better than Tebow as well, it's just a good comparison for guys that know how to win. The big knock with Oberste is that he hasn't taken a snap under center in the past two seasons as Nevada runs pretty much a strictly pistol offense nowadays. He doesn't have the running ability of Nevada QB's past (Kaepernick and Cody Fjardo), but he has all the arm and then some. A weak schedule is marked as a knock against him as well, but he takes care of business and wins- NFL coaches and GM's like winners.


    4. Zach Aldridge, South Carolina - 6'2 220, 21 Y/O

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    Like Jeremy Oberste, Aldridge is a winner - and that really counts for something while playing in the SEC. Now unlike Oberste, Aldridge had a super star playing behind him at RB in former Gamecock great Marcus Lattimore (who South Carolina lost early this season to another knee injury- tragically a career ender this time). How will Zach respond this season? SC is projected to take the East for the second straight year, will Aldridge be able to respond and lead his team to victory? How will he play without former All American Alshon Jeffery (now in Chicago with the Bears). Out of all the top quarterbacks in this class, Zach Aldridge definitely has the most questions to answer. Here's to hoping he responds well and makes a great NFL quarterback.


    5. Raysean Randle, Purdue - 6'2 230, 20 Y/O

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    Every draft has to have their potential dual threat superstar- here is. Raysean is an electrifying player out of Purdue and has been terrorizing the Big Ten for the past few seasons. While not possessing quite the deep ball accuracy or speed that RGIII does, Randle knows how to make a play- and fast. He led Purdue to an impressive 10 wins the past two seasons and has them on the verge of a BCS game. To give you a sense of his athleticism, Randle also played on the basketball team his Freshman year, though since becoming the starter coaches have asked him to keep off the court for safety reasons. If the Boilermakers play in the Rose Bowl this year, look for Randle to be in the thick of Heisman race and a sure fire 1st round pick.


    Sleeper: Dakota Hutchinson, Wisconsin - 6'5 240, 20 Y/O

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    Dakota is a powerful looking quarterback, and would likely have been in the preseason national spotlight had he been starting last season in Madison. However, due to a young fellow named Russell Wilson having the season he did, Dakota had to wait til this year. All reports from Buck Badger are pegging Hutchinson as the surprise player of the year in the NCAA. He was a 4 star recruit coming out of high school and there are plenty of expectations around him this season- will he deliver?
     
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  18. JohnnyClutch

    JohnnyClutch They only hear my truth

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    Looking to grab one of these QBs.
     
  19. Kasper

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    I have a sneaking suspicion Farris will be the top QB in this class.. but Moore could be a great one in the right system.
     
  20. Matrix Monkey

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    I wish cutting Sanchez didn't have such a large cap penalty...
     
  21. JohnnyClutch

    JohnnyClutch They only hear my truth

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    I've scouted Farris a little more than Moore. He's looking pretty good. Going to have to check out Randle and Hutchinson. Plus that QB from LSU that is projected --. Guess that means he is a story player.
     
  22. JohnnyClutch

    JohnnyClutch They only hear my truth

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    Sanchize went 14/16 against me. I think he will be just fine. (y)
     
  23. Kasper

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    Farris reminds me of Hendrix from S1 last file.
     
  24. TEClemson53

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    no one draft Aldridge, horrible college, he's obviously terrible at decision making :)
     
  25. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    Me no likely people talking about QBs. What if I need to draft one?
     
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