It's Monday, and that means we have a roundup of 2016 NFL Draft notes, mock drafts, and general football links for you. Each week, we'll summarize some of the things worth knowing as draft news continues to stream in.
Last week at Buffalo Rumblings
Here's the last Mock Draft Monday, for those of you who missed it.
Before the NFL Combine started, Brian shared his top 19 players for Buffalo's draft board.
Mike Mayock held a conference call before the Combine and gave some opinions on Buffalo's draft options.
Who saw their stock rise during the Combine?
Who wishes they had a better week at the Combine?
Who did the Bills meet with at the Combine? We have the list of names.
I released my pre-Combine top 100 (minus a couple names yet to be scouted).
One report says that the Bills like Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan as a possible draft pick.
Mock of the week
In his latest podcast with Syracuse.com reporter Matthew Fairburn, SB Nation's Dan Kadar talked about why Robert Nkemdiche might not be a fit with Buffalo due to his perceived effort issues. So this week, he changed up his mock draft and had the Bills selecting Clemson edge rusher Kevin Dodd instead..
Around the web
On Draft Breakdown:
- Why Laquon Treadwell reminds Jeff Risdon of Chipotle (seriously)
- Also from Jeff, why people should be wary of the campaign promises made by fans of Myles Jack.
An annual must-read from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn, where he interviews NFL scouts and executives to get their takes on fifty college prospects. Well worth your time.
This article ran during the Combine, but if you missed it you should take a look. Josh Norris talks about how measurements and workout numbers are useful to NFL teams.
Two good reads from Matt Waldman this week:
- Should the scouting process be simple or detailed? Let's strive for elegant.
- The NFL's system of character evaluation is flawed because it far too often cares about reputation instead of personal traits.
From Derrik Klassen on Playmaker Mentality, Connor Cook made some really great throws this year.
Also on Playmaker Mentality, Justis Mosqueda explains that small cornerbacks may be overrated by the draft community.
One more article that is 100% worth your time this week: Matt Harmon released his 2016 Reception Perception report on 21 of the draft's top receiver prospects. By charting All-22 tape of the college prospects, he revealed trends about how successful they were getting open and making catches, split up by alignment, route run, and opposing coverage.