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.
Between his arm talent and big-play ability, there's no doubting the upside of Missouri's quarterback -- but issues with ball security and consistency make him a big risk for teams at the top of the draft.
5 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2019, 06:33pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
Kentucky's edge rusher has the kind of athletic gifts and on-field production that will likely see him drafted early this month -- but as Derrik Klassen shows, he also has glaring holes in his game that should be cause for concern.
14 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2019, 10:03pm by mehllageman56
You won't find the Iowa State wide receiver in the first round of many mock drafts, but Derrik Klassen watched the tape and found an athletically gifted deep-ball specialist who could turn out to be a steal.
Oliver could slip to the middle of the first round after playing out of position as an undersized nose tackle at the University of Houston, but don't let his lack of production fool you. As Derrik Klassen shows, Oliver could be the most talented prospect in this entire draft class.
4 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2019, 10:04am by TreyKelso
Some teams will pass on Florida State's edge defender over concerns about how his slight frame will hold up in the run game -- and others will see his speed and athleticism and value him as a useful pass-rusher right out of the gate.
2 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2019, 02:12am by ImNewAroundTheseParts
Oklahoma's Heisman-winning quarterback is tiny and inexperienced -- and also blessed with such ridiculous physical talent that somebody's going to take a shot at developing him into a franchise quarterback. Derrik Klassen breaks down Murray's extreme strengths and weaknesses, and where he'll need to improve to win in the NFL.
The Bears could suffer some major losses in the secondary that would make it hard to repeat as the league's best defense. Elsewhere, the Lions need pass-rushers, the Packers need pass-catchers, and the Vikings need pass-blockers.
When the Ohio State offense was clicking last year, Haskins looked great -- but when things broke down, he looked like a different quarterback. Nonetheless, Derrik Klassen says that for all his flaws, Haskins is still the safest quarterback prospect in this year's draft.