Month: January 2014
By: Nick Trist
Our newest blogger Nick Trist (aka the Clemson Guru) is back at it with another brief write up on some other Clemson prospects that will enter the draft including the “other” WR in Clemson that some may not know about, enjoy folks.
This is one of those players who absolutely pass the “getting off the bus” test. At 6’5” 200lbs, he has prototypical, and highly coveted size. Bryant is said to have the fastest 40-yard dash time of any of his teammates, and when considering this was a team that included Sammy Watkins, I’d say that is quite an achievement. Though not as talented as his counterpart, Bryant has made some big plays, and highlight reels of his own. That said, we’ll take a look at the “other” WR from Clemson in Martavis Bryant who may someday become the playmaker in the NFL that most feel his teammate Sammy Watkins will be in the future.
By: Nick Trist
Strengths: Tajh Boyd is unquestionably the best quarterback in Clemson history in terms of production and NFL potential. He owns or shares 33 ACC/Clemson records including most 300 yard passing games, and the most passing touchdowns in Clemson history, two records in which I believe are his most noteworthy. He is Clemson’s all-time leader in wins and leas the Tigers to their 1st ACC Title in 20 years, to the first back-to-back ten win seasons in 30 years, and he was also the first QB in Clemon history to win 10 games, 3 years in a row. All of those accomplishments translate to plenty of experience for Boyd’s future employer.
By: Nick Trist
As I’ve stated earlier in the year, IES would be looking to bring you all the best NFL draft coverage possible heading into May and so far we’ve held to that. You all have met Zach earlier this year (who has done some excellent work on the draft as of late), now meet Nick Trist our latest collaborator to the IES community. Here in his first ever post, he gives a look at the best WR of the collegiate level in Sammy Watkins. As a Clemson fan, he told me it was only right that he started here. That said, enjoy folks!
As promised, today I have more grades for the 2014 draft by our latest contributor Zach Hochrien. This week we take a look at the FB’s and TE’s. As you will see due to the lack of video content for both positions, this spreadsheet will need to be updated as we find more videos in the future. Once we do then I’ll update this post throughout the process.
As for my thoughts I haven’t gotten to look at either of these positions for the time, but I will after the Senior Bowl and post my grades in comparison.
By: James Johnson
Me and Phil were back at it as we took to the airwaves of Mixlr this week. We kicked things off by giving out our thoughts and grades on the Jags overall season starting from the time Dave Caldwell was hired all the way until now. Afterwards, we then went into our predictions for Monday’s BCS Championship, and what we felt both teams needed to do to win. Lastly, we finished things off with discussions about Charlie Strong getting the job a Texas, and briefly gave our thoughts on some of the prospects that have declared for the NFL Draft. All that said, just simply click on the link below to our showreel and you’ll be led to our Mixlr archive.
Also, stay tuned as we’ll be posting more podcasts from here on out via Mixlr.
By: Zach Hochrein (@Zeusthegreates3)
Here is the latest from our newest contributor Zach Hochrien as he takes a look at a couple players he thinks the Jaguars will look to sign in free agency. Seems to me the message here in Zach’s post is to follow the trend of last years signings and aim for those willing to take “prove-it” type of deals. However, on the other hand I feel the Jags may look to add a big name or two if possible (which I’ll do a post on in the future to contrast.) That, said here is a look at how Zach would run things if he were in the drivers seat, enjoy!
There is no secret the Jags need help all over the field and will look to draft at multiple important positions on the field. Those positions could likely include additions at QB, OL, RB, TE, WR, and LEO in my opinion, with high value and talent to be found in the 2014 Draft. That said, the draft won’t be the only way the Jaguars will look to fill needs as this team still will need to find a few starters, and fill some holes depth wise as well. Similar to last year, I believe personally that the Jags will look to free agency for good value and for players willing to sign “prove it” type deals. Below is a list of free agents that I feel could fit the criteria of what the Jags may look to add in free agency.
As promised I’m here with more NFL Draft prospect rankings from our latest contributor Zach Hochrein. This time around Zach covers the RB prospects of the upcoming draft Madden style (as you will see with the overall score panel). Now, personally I can’t speak and compare my RB rankings with Zach’s yet because I haven’t really studied all of them in depth yet as I’m currently on the QB’s myself. However, when I do get to the RB’s I’ll be sure to come back and update this post with my thoughts. As of right now upon my initial thoughts, it appears I may be a bit higher on Sankey than Zach is which will make some interesting talk when I take a look at these guys in depth. That being said, feel free to check out Zach’s latest via the Google Docs link below (open for viewing for everyone).