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R.C. Fischer

About R.C. Fischer

R.C. Fischer is an NFL Draft analyst for College Football, and a football projections analyst and writer for Fantasy Football His group also provides player projections for Advanced Sports Logic’s football software “The Machine.”

NFL Draft 2017 Scouting Report: SAF/CB Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado

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Still Working on Big Board 2017

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A lot of late entry, below the radar Pro Day info given over to us in the past 5-10 days and still processing it all. Our big board of all prospects with their draft valuations (grades and overall draft rankings), from #1 to 500+ will be out either later tonight (WED) or out THU morning.

Our top 10 draft valuations last year…

1) Jared Goff

2) Laremy Tunsil (pre-video dropping)

3) Sean Davis

4) Jalen Ramsey

5) Corey Coleman

6) Jason Spriggs

7) Josh Doctson

8) Emmanuel Ogbah

9) Jatavis Brown

10) Myles Jack (as an outside linebacker)



2017 NFL Draft Cornerback Grades/Rankings (2.0)

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2017 NFL Mock Draft — Xavier Cromartie’s First Round Mock (FINAL)


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The following is the Xavier Cromartie / College Football Metrics FINAL mock draft for entry into The Huddle Report’s mock draft contest. The scoring is 1 point per player correctly predicted in the first round plus 2 points per player linked to the correct team.


Round 1 (team, position, player, school, change from last/last mock pick)

  1. Cleveland Browns: 7T Myles Garrett (Texas A&M) 1

Top needs: 7T, QB, FS

He’s #1 and then it’s a mess afterward.


  1. San Francisco 49ers: SS Jamal Adams (Louisiana State) (+) 6

Top needs: CB, FS, 9T

The media have floated every possibility imaginable. Ultimately, assuming no trade, I think the ex-safety GM takes a safety. Best scheme fit and best player.


  1. Chicago Bears: 3T Jonathan Allen (Alabama) 3

Top needs: 5T, SS, WR

If they’re fine with the medicals it’s an ideal fit.


  1. Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Leonard Fournette (Louisiana State) (-) 2

Top needs: RB, LG, TE

Fournette easily makes the most sense if available. He might not be.


  1. Tennessee Titans (via LAR): TE OJ Howard (Alabama) (+) 16

Top needs: WR, ILB, CB

I’ve become convinced that Howard is too good to make it to 16. TEN might still land him with a trade back to 12. Otherwise Mike Williams.


  1. New York Jets: CB Marshon Lattimore (Ohio State) (-) 5

Top needs: QB, SS, CB

Adams probably isn’t getting here. If NYJ trades down a few slots, Lattimore could still be there if the hamstrings are really scaring teams. Healthy, he belongs up here.


  1. Los Angeles Chargers: FS Malik Hooker (Ohio State) 7

Top needs: RG, 9T, FS

Ideal fit since the draft started and nothing has changed.


  1. Carolina Panthers: RB Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) 8

Top needs: WR, RB, CB

Might have to trade up to get him. Might also have interest in Fournette.


  1. Cincinnati Bengals: 7T Solomon Thomas (Stanford) (+) 12

Top needs: 7T, RB, LT

Still think he’s a media creation.


  1. Buffalo Bills: WR Mike Williams (Clemson) (+) 18

Top needs: CB, WR, ILB

BUF has no future at WR. Might not even have Watkins. Another Clemson pick.


  1. New Orleans Saints: ILB Haason Reddick (Temple) (+) 27

Top needs: CB, 7T, ILB

NO wants to solve the LB problem for good. Play him at WLB.


  1. Cleveland Browns (via PHI): QB Mitchell Trubisky (North Carolina) (-) 4

Top needs: QB, FS, SS

Somehow CLE will figure out how to land him. Perhaps another deal with TEN.


  1. Arizona Cardinals: QB Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) 13

Top needs: QB, CB, FS

ARI needs a strong-armed QB for the future.


  1. Philadelphia Eagles (via MIN): ILB Reuben Foster (Alabama) (-) 11

Top needs: CB, RB, WR

I think he’s the guy if he’s there. The question is whether he’s there; he could go #9-13. PHI wants the best talents.


  1. Indianapolis Colts: ILB Jarrad Davis (Florida) (+) 23

Top needs: CB, ILB, 9T

IND needs a leader at ILB. Can get a complementary CB in round 2.


  1. Baltimore Ravens: LT Cam Robinson (Alabama) (+) 20

Top needs: RT, C, 9T

Howard and Williams are likely gone. Ozzie goes with another Alabama guy.


  1. Washington Redskins: 9T Charles Harris (Missouri) (+) 32

Top needs: 5T, 9T, CB

WAS could use another edge to upgrade on Preston Smith.


  1. Tennessee Titans: CB Marlon Humphrey (Alabama) (-) 10

Top needs: CB, ILB, FS

Thinking they’ll get their CB here instead of earlier. Media finally catching up that Hump is ranked pretty high. Also chance for Awoo~ here.


  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: RB Dalvin Cook (Florida State) 19

Top needs: RB, TE, CB

Despite the many reports that Cook will fall to round 2, I still feel that Cook will go in the 1st round to PHI or TB.


  1. Denver Broncos: LT Garett Bolles (Utah) (-) 9

Top needs: LT, RB, TE

DEN has to take a left tackle.


  1. Detroit Lions: WR John Ross (Washington) (-) 14

Top needs: ILB, 7T, CB

DET has shown interest in smaller WRs, including Ross.


  1. Miami Dolphins: 7T Derek Barnett (Tennessee) (-) 17

Top needs: FS, RG, CB

MIA needs an impact defender. Jordan Willis could surprise here.


  1. New York Giants: G Forrest Lamp (Western Kentucky) (+) 31

Top needs: 3T, ILB, TE

Unlikely to be Ramczyk. A guard always sneaks in late-1st.


  1. Oakland Raiders: CB/FS Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado) (-) 22

Top needs: ILB, 3T, CB

Awoo~ would seem to be a great fit since he could play slot CB or FS, both of which are needs. Kevin King or Obi are also possible.


  1. Houston Texans: QB Deshaun Watson (Clemson) 25

Top needs: QB, RT, RG

Rick Smith could be ok with Watson despite his weak 46 MPH arm. Maybe a trade up.


  1. Seattle Seahawks: CB/SS Obi Melifonwu (Connecticut) 26

Top needs: CB, LT, SS

He is such a prototypical DB for SEA. Might not make it here.


  1. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Tre’Davious White (Louisiana State) (+) 30

Top needs: ILB, 5T, QB

Solid SEC cover CB fits KC.


  1. Dallas Cowboys: CB Adoree’ Jackson (Southern Cal) (+) 29

Top needs: CB, SS, 7T

Despite all the connections to Jackson, I fear DAL could make a ‘jump’ up to pair Byron with Obi.


  1. Green Bay Packers: CB Kevin King (Washington) (-) 24

Top needs: CB, ILB, 9T

TJ Watt makes sense if available, but GB has Matthews and Perry (with huge contracts) and Fackrell. GB needs 3 CBs in this draft.


  1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 9T TJ Watt (Wisconsin) (-) 28

Top needs: 9T, CB, WR

Ultimately an athletic edge rusher makes the most sense, unless PIT shocks with a QB like Kizer.


  1. Atlanta Falcons: 7T Jordan Willis (Kansas State) (+) NR

Top needs: RG, 7T, 3T

Here it is… the mythical fastball-off-the-edge-to-pair-with-Vic-Beasley™. I’m a bit skeptical of the alleged 2nd-round grades. He’s too good.


  1. New Orleans Saints (via NE): 7T Taco Charlton (Michigan) (-) 21

Top needs: CB, 7T, QB

Taco could go to NO at either 11 or 32. Split opinions on him, but mostly favoring late-1st.


Dropped out: CB Gareon Conley (15)


Left out: WR Corey Davis (medical), TE David Njoku (being a TE), LT Ryan Ramczyk (medical), 9T Takkarist McKinley (medical), CB Quincy Wilson (slow), QB DeShone Kizer (terrible), CB Gareon Conley (panic)


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NFL Draft 2017 Scouting Report: OLB Tim Williams, Alabama

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2017 NFL Draft ‘Speed’ Running Back Grades/Rankings (2.0)

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2017 NFL Draft Tight End Grades/Rankings (2.0)


2017 NFL Draft Tight End Grades/Rankings (2.0)

Updated grades on the RB-s group. Their grades can and will change with new information in and we will update and add prospects to this list right up to draft day and beyond.

A few notes on our 2.0 rankings…

— Petty normal rankings here, except for…

I think Michael Roberts can be a top 3 TE from this class…maybe, even the best long term, if Howard falters.

Jake Butt would be higher if not for his multiple ACL injuries.

I don’t get Gerald Everett love at all — I think he is the biggest sucker bets in the 2017 NFL Draft.


— Deep Sleepers…

Former Texas, highly mobile, QB Tyrone Swoopes tested very athletic at his Pro Day. He has a nice chance to become something if he works at learning the position.

I like Blake Jarwin’s tape, potential. He may be a bit of a shock TE from this class.


*You can sort, search, and expand this list in a variety of ways.



RkTE scoreTE-ReedLastFirstYrCollegeHHWeightSpeed Agility MetricStrength Blocking MetricHands Metric
28.5844.37HodgesBucky2017Va Tech66.02578.117.769.25
47.7516.48NjokuDavid2017Miami, Fla64.02468.276.537.22
57.60310.03EngramEvan2017Ole Miss63.323414.593.168.38
87.0147.81SmithJonnu2017Fla Int'l62.52487.438.227.97
126.5127.48EverettGerald2017So Alabama63.02398.664.288.22
184.8086.60WroblewskiSteven2017So Utah67.42525.784.634.74
224.350-0.31PriceJosiah2017Michigan St63.7249-4.156.467.20
253.925-0.58DorseyJonathan2017Alabama A&M66.52341.420.066.13
263.9064.28PapilionLuke2017Sioux Falls65.22232.93-2.645.45
273.7475.42ConqueZach2017S.F. Austin65.22327.770.154.64
283.6584.48ButlerPaul2017Cal (PA)66.0252-2.395.004.13
293.5290.50Seals-JonesRicky2017Texas A&M64.52432.073.807.66
313.439-3.73JarwinBlake2017Oklahoma St65.1246-1.644.366.15
332.9764.49FreemanBilly2017San Jose St62.52361.103.737.83
342.9743.82BarnesBrandon2017Alabama St64.62552.297.563.91
352.9415.35GriffinDerrick2017Texas So66.2248-0.332.816.90
372.8115.39HoustonWyatt2017Utah State63.5250-2.766.086.48
382.679-4.03AvgiAndy2017W. Oregon64.7263-0.669.074.24


*A score of 7.0+ is where we start to take a TE prospect more seriously. A score of 8.50+ is where we see a stronger correlation of TEs going on to become NFL good/great/elite. A score of 10.00+ is more rarefied air in our system and indicates a greater probability of becoming an elite NFL TE.

All of the TE ratings are based on a 0–10 scale, but a player can score negative, or above a 10.0 in certain instances.

**The ‘TE-Reed’ score is in honor of Jordan Reed’s 2015 season…looking at TEs in a different manner—the smaller, speedy receiving threats.

“Speed-Agility Metric” = A combination of unique metrics surrounding speed, agility, physical size, mixed with some on-field performance metrics. High scorers here project to have a better YAC and show characteristics to be used as deep threats/create separation.

“Power-Strength Metric” = A combination of unique metrics surrounding physical size profiling, bench press strength, etc.  High scorers here project to be more physical, better blockers, and less injury-prone.

“Hands Metric” = A combination of unique metrics surrounding on-field performance in college, considering the strength of opponents played. Furthermore, this data considers some physical profiling for hand size, etc. High scorers here have a better track record of college statistical performance and project the combination of data for receiving success at the next level.



2017 NFL Draft Wide Receiver (Small) Grades/Rankings (2.0)

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2017 NFL Draft Quarterback Grades/Rankings (2.0)

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NFL Draft 2017 Scouting Report: RB Joel Bouagnon, No. Illinois

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