Posts Tagged ‘matt barkley’

buffalo_bills_logo-14133There is a great website out there called WalterFootball.com that keeps a pretty up to date record of which teams are meeting and scheduling workouts with certain NFL Draft Prospects. As I was doing some research for my Mock Draft coming up, I stumbled upon an interesting note on the Buffalo Bills. There is no doubt that you can look at the roster moves and see a huge need for a starting quarterback, and in this year’s draft it is hard to say which quarterback that is. Most people have the Bills taking Geno Smith with their eighth overall pick. But there are some people who speculate that Smith might not be there. SO the Bills are doing their homework and come hell or high water they are going to get a quarterback in the first round or early second, guarantee.  Take a look below at the prospects from the quarterback class that they have worked out and where some of the workouts and meetings have taken place:

 

NCAA Football: New Era Pinstripe Bowl-West Virginia vs Syracuse

Syracuse Quarterback Ryan Nassib was the starter for Buffalo Bill’s head coach Doug Marrone for three years.

Matt Barkley, USC- Private Workout
Landry Jones, Oklahoma- Private Workout, Pro Day
E.J. Manuel, Florida State- Private Workout, Pro Day
Ryan Nassib, Syracuse- Private Workout, Pro Day
Matt Scott, Arizona- Private Workout, Combine Interview
Geno Smith, West Virginia-Private Workout, Combine Interview, Pro Day
Jeff Tuel, Washington State- Private Workout
Tyler Wilson, Arkansas- Pro Day

Is this Earth shaking news? No. But it just bodes to show how much emphasis the Bills are putting on the plan of drafting a quarterback VERY high in the 2013 Draft.

I have the Bills taking Geno Smith at 8. I just don’t see him going any higher, but more on this as my first picks of the Post-Free Agency Mock Draft comes out soon.

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I have studied a lot of games over the last few months and have started to formulate my Top 10 by position. This is a moving piece of work and like my mock drafts, they will be updated right until the start of round one on April 25th. Take a look and feel free to comment. Keep updated on Twitter @scoutingblitz.

Quarterbacks

geno1. Geno Smith, West Virginia- http://scoutingblitz.com/2013/02/12/scouting-report-geno-smith/

2. Ryan Nassib, Syracuse

3. Mike Glennon, NC State

4. E.J. Manuel, Florida State

5. Matt Barkley, Southern Cal

6. Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

7. Matt Scott, Arizona

8. Zac Dysert, Miami (OH)

9. Tyler Bray, Tennessee

10. Landry Jones, Oklahoma

Running Backs

download (1)1. Eddie Lacy, Alabama

2. Montee Ball, Wisconsin

3. Giovani Bernard, UNC

4. Andre Ellington, Clemson

5. Kenjon Barner, Oregon- http://nfldraftdog.com/2013-nfl-draft/Kenjon-Barner.html 

6. Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

7. Jawan Jamison, Rutgers

8. Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State

9. Mike Gillislee, Florida

10. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

Wide Receivers

cp1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

2. Tavon Austin, West Virginia-  http://scoutingblitz.com/2013/02/13/scouting-report-tavon-austin/

3. Keenan Allen, California

4. Justin Hunter, Tennessee

5. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson

6. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech

7. Aaron Dobson, Marshall

8. Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech

9. Chris Harper, Kansas State

10. Robert Woods, USC

Tight Ends

t eifertjpg1. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame

2. Zach Ertz, Stanford

3. Gavin Escobar, San Diego State

4. Vance McDonald, Rice

5. Jordan Reed, Florida

6. Travis Kelce, Cincinnati

7. Dion Sims, Michigan State

8. Mychal Rivera, Tennessee

9. Nick Kasa, Colorado

10. Levine Toilolo, Stanford

Offensive Tackles

11. Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M- http://scoutingblitz.com/2013/02/14/scouting-report-luke-joeckel/

2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama

5. Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

6. David Quessenberry, San Jose State

7. Justin Pugh, Syracuse

8. Jordan Mills, Louisiana Tech

9. Oday Aboushi, Virginia

10. Menelik Watson, Florida State

Offensive Guards

101. Chance Warmack, Alabama- http://scoutingblitz.com/2013/02/16/scouting-report-chance-warmack/

2. Johnathan Cooper, UNC

3. Larry Warford, Kentucky

4. Kyle Long, Oregon

5. Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

6. Brian Winters, Kent State

7. Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

8. Hugh Thornton, Illinois

9. Travis Bond, UNC

10. Jeff Baca, UCLA

Centers

Barrett_Jones_Alabama_D1AAAofYr1. Barrett Jones, Alabama

2. Travis Frederick, Wisconsin

3. Khaled Holmes, USC

4. Brian Schwenke, California

5. Braxton Cave, Notre Dame

6. Joe Madsen, West Virginia

7. T.J. Johnson, South Carolina

8. Lamar Mady, Youngstown State

9. Matt Stankiewitch, Penn State

10. P.J. Longeran, LSU

Over the last to days we have had a lot going on with news coming out of NFL Draft prospect camps. Usually when it is this late into the process or close to he Combine, it isn’t the most positive news. Below are three noteworthy stories involving potential 1st round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft:

download (1)-Alabama running back Eddie Lacy will NOT work out as Adam Schefter of ESPN has reported that he has a slight tear in his hamstring. He reportedly injured the hamstring practicing the 40 yard dash. It is ironic that the most sought after running back that personnel people and Draft analysts wanted to see run his 40 yard dash, now cannot participate  Lacy will aim for his Alabama Pro Day on March 13th to run. Largely considered the most NFL ready running back in the Draft class, Lacy will hopefully have no setbacks in his recovery and can show scouts what he can do before the NFL Draft in April.

 

 

images (1)-Southern California quarterback Matt  Barkley probably had the most to prove by throwing at the Combine, but reports are that his injured shoulder is not going to allow him to do so. Barkley will still go through interview processes and medial evaluations  which will be huge for him, and there is no news out there if he will run his 40 or do any other drills. Barkley is falling down a lot of draft boards and this will only further strengthen the “Barkley haters” voices around the blogs. No matter how you slice it, Barkley at some point needs to make an appearance to scouts in which he shows that his arm/shoulder is not in need of any more medical procedures. A lot of his draft stock is now weighing heavily on his medical exams at the Combine.

 

 

images-Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree was/is widely considered a first round draft pick on many boards. Ogletree was not without his character concerns as it is, but he did nothing to help his case by getting pulled over for DUI in Arizona recently. The former Georgia Bulldog was cited in a misdemeanor theft that he missed a  game for in 2010, and missed four games in 2011 for what was reported as punishment for failed drug tests. No matter how you slice it, every single NFL team will be on high alert when researching Ogletree’s past and why he continues to struggle staying out of trouble. He will have a LOT riding on his personal interviews and how he responds to the criticism he has and will receive from this incident.