Offensive Lineman Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss Might be The #1 Selection in 2016 NFL Draft.
Some Incredible NFL Pro Day Performances!
There were a few Incredible Pro Day Performances by some Players who were not invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine and these are Performances, with their Unbelievable Measurables, that can not be ignored. Some Players who were invited to the Scouting Combine with Injuries were able to Impress the NFL Scouts at their Pro Day.
One Player that every NFL Scout and Pro Team wanted to see perform at Pro Day was Super-Star Linebacker Myles Jack at the UCLA Pro Day. All 32 NFL Teams were in attendance at their Pro Day and most of them were there to see Linebacker Myles Jack, a potential Top-Five Selection and also a Potential #1 Selection Pick. Jack was unable to participate in the Scouting Combine and then on Pro Day, he was unable to perform in every Pro Day Drill, but he was Spectacular in everything that he was able to do, as he continues his rehab from his September Meniscus Injury.
Jack (#30 in Photo) did Perform in a Two Events as he Recorded a Fabulous 40-Inch Vertical Jump and a Great 124-Inch Standing Broad Jump. These Two Event Results would have ranked him among one of the Top Linebacker Performances at the Scouting Combine. Jack Performed One Measurable at the Scouting Combine, as he recorded 19 Bench Press Reps and then he chose to stand on that number.
Jack (6-1, 243) was also Spectacular as he performed in the Pro Day Linebacker Drills. Not being able to work out, at 100% for the NFL Scouts doesn’t mean too much, because on Film, Jack is a Phenom and he will be Drafted in the First Few Draft Selections of the First Round in the 2016 NFL Draft. Jack has scheduled a Personal Pro Day for NFL Scouts on April 1 to continue his workout.
Every NFL Scout agreed that Super-Star Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss is the Very Best Offensive Lineman in the 2016 NFL Draft in an absolute Fabulous Offensive Lineman Crop. Tunsil put on an Incredible Performance in the Offensive Lineman Drills at the Scouting Combine, but he chose not to take part in the Measurables. With this in mind, Scouts from all 32 NFL Teams were present and excited about Evaluating Tunsil at his Ole Miss Pro Day.
Tunsil did not run the Forty at the Scouting Combine or again at the Ole Miss Pro Day, but he did Turn Heads in the Bench Press, as he Recorded an Incredible 34 Reps. Tunsil (#78 in Photo) did not compete in the Bench Press at the Scouting Combine, but no Offensive Linemen did as many Reps in Indianapolis as Tunsil did at Ole Miss Pro Day.
Tunsil was Spectacular in Offensive Linemen Positional Drills in Indianapolis and it was easy to see why as he Demonstrated that he had Incredible Quickness, Outstanding Athletic Agility, and Excellent Balance. At the Ole Miss Pro Day, Tunsil Solidified his Left Offensive Tackle Position Status and a Possible Top One, Two, or Three Draft Selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.
After an Incredible Junior Season, Super-Star Edge-Rusher Joey Bosa Announced, before the Fiesta Bowl Game, that he would not come back for his Senior Season and that he would Declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. His thinking was that he was Ready for the NFL, after Recording 26 Quarterback Sacks including 7.5 in his Freshman Season. This year, Bosa (#97 in Photo) was Selected as the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of The Year, after Recording 16 Tackles for a Loss.
At the Scouting Combine, Bosa (6-5, 269) was Extremely Impressive in the Drills and then at the Ohio State Pro Day, he Improved his Forty from a 4.86 to a 4.72 and Improved his Bench Press Reps from 24 Reps to 28 Reps. When you Add a 32-Inch Vertical Jump to his 269 Size, and you have a Very Impressive Physical Speciman.
Bosa also has Great Versatility in that he can play with his Hand on the Ground or as a Stand-Up Defensive End. This Ability will enable him to be the First Edge-Rusher to come off of the Big Board in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Bosa has a Teammate Named Braxton Miller. Miller was the Starting Quarterback until injured and then when he got well, he moved to Wide Receiver. Every NFL Scout knew that Miller was a Great Athlete and they were looking forward to the Scouting Combine to see his Athleticism, but he ran a Disappointing 4.5 Forty. At the Scouting Combine, Miller did run an Incredible 4.07 in the Pro-Shuttle, but he was disappointed with his Forty.
Much of the College Success of Miller (#1 in Photo) came from playing Quarterback, where he was a Two-Time Big Ten Offensive Player and Quarterback of the Year. Miller set the Ohio State Record after Recording 88 Touchdowns Rushing, Passing, or Pass Receiving which Ranked him Second in Ohio State History with 8,609-Yards of Total Offense.
Miller missed the 2014 Season with a Shoulder Injury and then made his Unbelievable Debut as a Wide Receiver Against Virginia Tech as he made a 54-Yard Touchdown Catch and a 53-Yard Touchdown Run in the Third Quarter.
At the Ohio State Pro Day, Miller ran a Great 4.35 Forty and with this Forty, it Raised his 2,227 MEARS RATING to a Great 2,375 MEARS RATING.
Another one of the most Incredible Performances of the 2016 Draft Campaign has got to be Darius Jackson of Eastern Michigan, who showed-up at the University of Michigan Pro Day. Jackson (#6 in Photo) played at Eastern Michigan, but he did not put-up that great of a season to really be considered as a Draft Choice, but after the Incredible Measurables that he recorded, he has got to be considered as not only a Draft Choice, but maybe an even High Draft Choice.
Jackson (6-1, 220, 4.36) ran two Very Impressive Forties with a 4.35 and 4.38 at the Michigan Pro Day Friday and then Recorded a 41-Inch Vertical Jump; a 133-Inch Standing Broad Jump; a 4.27 Pro-Shuttle; and 20 Reps of 225-Pounds on the Bench Press.
Jackson was an afterthought in this NFL Draft after playing at Eastern Michigan, but after this Unbelievable Pro Day Combine, Jackson has a Great Chance to be Drafted. His 41-Inch Vertical Jump would tie for the Eighth-Best among all Running Backs at the NFL Scouting Combine since 2006, while his 133-Inch Standing Broad Jump would tie for Fifth-Best among all Running Backs in that same span.
Jackson was not that impressive at Running Back in his First Two Years, but he enjoyed an Impressive Breakout Year in 2015, running for 1,078-Yards and Scoring 14 Touchdowns, He also Caught 21 Passes for 201-Yards and Two more Touchdowns.
Still, Another Unbelievable Performance happened at the Clemson Pro Day. Zac Brooks finished his Clemson career with only 115 Rushing Attempts, 18 Receptions and 809-Yards of All-Purpose Offense. but after an Incredible Pro Day has got all of the NFL Scouts interested and he has a great chance to be Drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft.
At the Clemson Pro Day, Brooks (#24 in Photo) had an Incredible Mind-Boggling Performance, where he ran an Incredible 4.32 Forty; recorded a 36-Inch Vertical Jump; and did a 129-Inch Standing Broad Jump. He also did 18 Reps of 225-Pounds on the Bench Press. Had Brooks been invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, and been able to put up those Impressive Measurables, he would have Ranked within the Top Five Running Backs in the Forty and also the Standing Broad Jump.
While Brooks was a career backup at Clemson, that was more a result of circumstance than him not being a Great Running Back. Brooks was set to be the Clemson Starting Running Back in 2014, but he suffered a Season-Ending foot injury in Fall Pre-Season Camp. That ultimately led to Redshirt Freshman Wayne Gallman who emerged as the Clemson Starting Running Back, leaving Brooks as his backup. Then, Gallman became one of the Top Running Backs in the ACC in 2015.
Linebacker Deion Jones Ran a 4.38 and 4.39 Forty at LSU Pro Day.
The LSU Pro Day for the the NFL Scouts was Extremely Impressive and especially for Linebacker Deion Jones, who had already been Rated and Ranked Extremely High as an NFL Prospect at the recent 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.
At that NFL Scouting Combine, Jones (#45 in Photo) Recorded some Great Measurables, but he was even More Impressive in the Linebacker Drills and he Finished the Combine with an Outstanding 2,244 MEARS RATING. At the LSU Pro-Day, he improved his Forty with a 4.38 and a 4.39 Forty; had a 35.5 Vertical Jump; Pro-Shuttle, and Bench Press Reps and with these new Measurables, Jones improved to a 2,364 MEARS RATING, which moved him from a BLUE-CHIP to a GOLD-CHIP.
Deion Jones is a Super Fast-Twitch, well-muscled Athletic Outside Linebacker with a tapered waist and a very powerful trunk. He has a Super Quick lateral movement from gap-to-gap in chasing-down Running Backs. With his Outstanding Speed, Jones has the Outstanding Athletic Ability to chase down these Running Backs from Sideline to Sideline. He also has great Acceleration off his Standing Spot on Defense and into his target and he prefers to wrap up and drive his powerful hips into and through the Ball-Carrier.
In the recent Texas Bowl Game, against Texas Tech, Jones was Outstanding as he Recorded 4 Solo Tackles and 3 Assisted Tackles; plus a Quarterback Sack as he was all over the field in demonstrating his great Speed and Athletic Ability. Jones also Recorded 14 Tackles Against Ole Miss and 11 Tackles Against Texas A&M.
“Not many Linebackers in history will run a Forty like that,” said LSU Head Coach Les Miles. “Deion Jones may be the fastest Linebacker I have ever been around that had any size to him at all.”
His Dad, Cal, named his Son after one of his two Favorite Players, Deion Sanders. At LSU, his nickname was “DeBo” as in Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson.
And Some Impressive Scouting Combine Performances and Interesting Stories!
Super-Star Tight End Beau Sandland of Montana State
Tight End Beau Sandland of Montana State might have just made some Big-Time Money at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine as he Recorded some Impressive Measurables and ran Really well in Drills. Before the Combine, Sandland had been known as the Sandman, because he simply Levels Defensive Players with his Blocking and once Knocked-Out a Defender on a Regular Block.
Sandland first went to Miami before Transferring to Montana State and he did some things at the Combine to get the Attention of Many NFL Scouts to become a Middle Round Draft Selection. His blocking was Impressive and his Speed Measurables were also Impressive.
But more than anything else, Sandland can Really Block. This is the kind of Blocking has made most of the NFL Teams to take notice. He is polished enough as a blocker that he can be more than just an offensive option. That he can catch the ball as well makes him a Very Interesting Prospect.
Many prospects in this NFL Draft class have faced Adversity, but few have looked Cancer in the eye and beaten it. In the Spring of 2010, Shon Coleman (6-6, 313) of Auburn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Over the next few years, Coleman worked at St. Judes Childrens Hospital, in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, to help treat and defeat that Horrible Disease.
Coleman (#72 in Photo) was finally cleared to play in the Spring of 2012 and then he Red-Shirted in the Fall of that year to get back into Football Shape. Then in 2013, Coleman played six games as a Backup to 2013 #2 NFL Overall Selection, Greg Robinson at Left Offensive Tackle. In 2014 and 2015, Super-Star Coleman was the Auburn Starting Left Offensive Tackle, Starting every single game and then he was Selected to the All-SEC Second Team.
Tight End Austin Hooper (#18 in Photo) seems to be one of the most Intriguing Stanford Players who will be heading for the 2016 NFL Draft. The fact that he Declared for the NFL Draft after only two seasons on the field with the Cardinal makes it difficult to place what kind of talent he really is. Most NFL Scouts and General Managers like to see at least three Football Seasons to determine what kind of Potential a Player might have Demonstrated in those Three Years of Preparation for the NFL Draft.
Hooper (6-4, 251, 4.65) had Great Measurables at the Scouting Combine and his Two Great Seasons at Stanford makes him one of the hottest Tight Ends in the NFL Draft this year. His Eight Touchdown Receptions and 937-Yards Receiving in those Two Football Seasons can not be overlooked. Most General Managers love a Great 40-Yard Clocking and I believe that Hooper, with one of the Fastest Forties of all Tight Ends, will be Drafted in the Early First or Second Rounds. Regardless of where Hooper is Drafted, whoever gets him, will be Very Excited to get him.
Kenny Clark knows he worked hard to get to where he is today. As a kid, in 2005, Clark was dealt a tough hand when his Father went to Prison. This might cause some people to lose focus on their goals, but for Clark, these experiences gave him the Mental Toughness to become one of the Top Defensive Tackles in the Country in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Clark is a mature Person and has made himself into a Tremendous Football Player in the shadow of a Very Difficult Situation in preparing for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft. In his Preparation, Clark trained at Proactive Sports Performance and he went through an Intense Lower-Body Workouts designed to increase his Tremendous Explosiveness that he already had and it caught the Attention of many of the NFL Scouts.
Clark (#97 in Photo) is Leaving UCLA after his Junior season and he will not even be of Legal Drinking Age until after a Few Games in the NFL on October 4, 2016. In three years, Clark played in 37 Games and started 30 of those Games, including the final 29 Games of his College Football Career.
Clark had a Sensational Junior Season as he Recorded 75 Tackles which Ranked him Second in Tackles on the UCLA Team. Clark also Recorded 11 Tackles for a Loss and Six Quarterback Sacks, earning him AP All-American Third Team and All-PAC-12 First Team. Most of the NFL Scouts Believe that Clark could be an Immediate Impact Player as a Pass Rusher in a 4-3 Defense or even a Defensive End in a 3-4 Defense.
Although he is a Little Under-Sized for a Pass Rusher, the NFL Draft Stock on Kamalei Correa of Boise State has continued to be on the Rise, because Correa uses his great Speed and Athletic Ability to really put pressure on the Quarterback. The 2016 NFL Draft does not have a really strong group of Pass Rushers and this enables a player like Correa to really move up the Draft Board.
Correa (#8 in Photo) uses his Great Athleticism and Great Burst of Speed to put Tremendous Pressure on Quarterbacks, but he is also able to Drop in Pass Coverage or be Aggressive on the Run. His Athleticism makes him a Very Versatile Defender capable of Coming off the Edge and Dropping into Pass coverage. This is important because with his lack of size, he might become a Linebacker in the NFL.
The Great Versatility and Savvy of Correa is a Very Important Fact for his Tremendous Draft Stock, but his Incredible Pass-Rushing Ability is what gives him this Great NFL Draft Value.