Filmroom and Draft Expert
DERRIK KLASSEN is from the Central Valley of California, though he grew up near Tampa Bay, Florida. Covering the NFL draft gave him his start but studying the NFL itself has taken precedent. He has been published at SB Nation and Bleacher Report, and has worked for Optimum Scouting, do- ing charting and scouting reports for their NFL Draft Guide.
The Aggies' passer has tremendous physical gifts that cannot be taught, and those traits will make him enticing to NFL teams. But he also made a lot of mistakes in college, mistakes that would only be more common against complex NFL schemes.
With Byron Jones and other stars about to hit free agency, and a deep pool of prospects at the position as well, Derrik Klassen breaks down the numbers and examines how teams should look at cornerbacks this offseason, and whether it makes more sense to target veterans or rookies.
5 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2020, 10:56am by dank067
From the same Buckeyes team that brought you Marshon Lattimore and Denzel Ward comes the latest cornerback likely to be the first player drafted at his position in April. Derrik Klassen shows why Okudah would be an asset for any defense in the league.
All four teams here need help on offense. The Jets and Dolphins need offensive linemen, while the Bills could use more options at wide receiver. The Patriots also need players who can catch passes ... and, maybe, somebody to throw them too.
A year ago, the Crimson Tide signal-caller was considered a lock to be the top pick in the 2020 draft. That's no longer the case, but how far down the board will Tagovailoa fall? What weaknesses did he show in Tuscaloosa, and how will his hip injury affect his NFL prospects?
1 comment, Last at 27 Feb 2020, 12:17pm by Noah Arkadia
Linebacker, edge rusher, nickelback, corner, safety -- Clemson's Swiss Army knife played all over the field for the Tigers. His best fit in the NFL won't be determined for a while, but most any defense could use a player such as this somewhere.
4 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2020, 10:44am by Raiderjoe
The Tigers' passer is not going to blow anyone away with his arm strength. In every other facet, however, his performance in Baton Rouge shows everything you would want from a franchise quarterback prospect.
26 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2020, 12:29am by Spanosian Magnanimity