NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Thursday Practice Notes

NATIONAL TEAM Speaker1: Another beautiful day for practice (ho-hum). My flight back east is canceled because of the storm, so might as well enjoy the sunshine and some football. 11 on 11s with Cole Kelly at quarterback to kick off the day. Looks comfortable, takes a check down for a nice chunk of yardage. Definitely relaxed...

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Wednesday Practice Report

Wednesday at the Rose Bowl was met with a beautiful, perfect weather day, a big turnout of scouts, agents, & media and some good football on the field as coaches try to get a team up and running in a week… no small task. I am told that credential requests this year were 4 times...

Steelers Draft Class 2021: The Optimistic Pessimist (or Vice-Versa)

When you are obsessed with the draft, spend months evaluating players on tape, and pore over/try to find deep meaning in pro day results… the actual draft results for your team are always disheartening. There is a disappointment when they don’t just choose from among the many players you’d expect but, instead, do things like,...

The 2021 B2B Directional State Team: Small-School & Undervalued Draft Prospects

Time again for my annual list of undervalued draft sleepers and smaller school prospects who deserve more attention in the NFL draft. For 17 years now, I have made the analysis of lesser-known, small school, and undervalued NFL draft prospects my obsession. Over the years, I’ve tweeted about, written about, mock-drafted, interviewed, argued about, and...

To trade down or not? An analysis of 1st-Round Trades.

With all the recent talk being that the Steelers are likely going to take a RB at #24 overall, and with it also being the height of mock draft season, we Steelers fans once again find ourselves trying to talk or wish into reality the Steelers actually trading down in the first round. Even though...