2015 NFL Draft | Partnership with Ourlads!

2015 NFL Draft | Partnership with Ourlads!

Football Scouting, NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
We have big news today! Like, really big. Here at PowerHouse, we often say our iGMTM game is "The most realistic simulation of being an NFL General Manager on the planet. Period." Well, if that's true (and it is,) Ourlads Guide to the NFL Draft is the most intelligent, unbiased, and professional NFL Draft prospects guide on the planet... exclamation point! (more…)
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The Last 2014 NFL Mock Draft You’ll Ever Need

The Last 2014 NFL Mock Draft You’ll Ever Need

Mock Drafts, NFL Draft
I love mock drafts. There, I admitted it. The definition of a "guilty pleasure" (according to Google,) is "something... that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard." If that doesn't describe mock drafts, I don't know what does. It's one thing to do a mock on your own, but it's an entirely different experience to involve others, either one or two other friends or a large group where each participant drafts for one or more teams. My good friend Dave Johnson and I have been doing a mock draft a few days before the NFL Draft for years. This year we skipped the inefficiencies of email and used Facebook chat to do it, resulting in a more real-time experience and an overall good time.…
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2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterbacks

2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterbacks

NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
Though I would never consider myself an expert in the art of scouting NFL Draft prospects for the NFL, I am coming to the conclusion that projecting how quarterbacks translate to the game played on Sundays is nothing more than a crapshoot. As we all know, the offensive system an NFL team employs will make particular quarterbacks rank much higher or lower than other teams may project. Over the last several months I have combed through more than 500 videos of 30-plus college players hoping to find the next Tom Brady or Russell Wilson. Nearly all “highlight” videos I came across were not viewed. Avoiding these is very important in keeping the players true ability in perspective. Within the many hours of study, I began to feel that Bridgewater, Manziel,…
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NFL Draft Prospects: the Johnny Manziel Debate

NFL Draft Prospects: the Johnny Manziel Debate

Football Scouting, NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
Johnny Manziel is one of the most exciting college football players in recent memory. Like Tim Tebow before him, he's the kind of player you turn the TV on to watch play. But also like Tebow, he comes to the NFL with serious questions about how his game will translate to the next level. Last night, I had an email exchange with a good friend who was one of the first members on our site and who helped us test everything. Here's our discussion, unedited. I think it captures the issues facing Manziel as an NFL Draft prospect well, and I'll bet the same discussion is taking place in personnel departments around the NFL... Me: btw, I’m starting to think my downgrade of Manziel from R1 to R2 might be an…
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The Courageous Michael Sam

The Courageous Michael Sam

NFL Draft, NFL Draft Prospects
Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay is a story that has dominated sports conversations for two days now. It's one that has many interesting angles.   As an NFL Draft prospect   The consensus of opinions I've seen is that he's a bit of a 'tweener - too small to play 43DE, and maybe not a player who moves around well enough in space to be a 34OLB. Most projections I've seen have him anywhere from R3 to R5. Of course, us amateurs are early in the process (the teams are much farther along,) so I'll personally get a better sense of him following the Combine and all the buildup to May's NFL Draft. While I was able to snap this photo of him in Mobile, I didn't spend…
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