Cleveland Browns’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern Since football returned to Cleveland in 1999, the Browns have been one of the most disfunctional organizations in the NFL over that stretch. The new Cleveland Browns have only appeared in the playoffs one time and have only mustered up two winning seasons. Continual draft failure, especially at the quarterback position, is one of the biggest reasons the Browns have been so bad for so long. Although the Browns have drafted some solid ... Read more >>
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Cincinnati Bengals’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern The Cincinnati Bengals have been one of the better teams in the AFC the past few years making the playoffs four straight seasons. However, the Bengals have failed to win a single game in the playoffs over this stretch. Much of the Bengals recent success can be attributed to the young players they have selected in the past five years. Although they have found some NFL caliber players in the past five years, Cincinnati has drafted their ... Read more >>
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Chicago Bears’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern Since their appearance in 2010 NFC Championship Games, the Bears have pretty much been a trainwreck. Last season the Bears registered their lowest win total since 2004. Several of the problems can be attributed to the lack of success they have had in the draft in recent years. Although they have not had many selections over the past five years, a majority of the picks have not made a big impact. Only two players remain on the team from ... Read more >>
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Carolina Panthers’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern Following a bottom of the league finish in the 2010 NFL Season, the Panthers have bounced back winning 12 games in 2013 and capturing the last two NFC South Division titles. The Panthers have been transformed into one of the exciting teams in the league. This resurgence is thanks in part to the young talent acquired in the last few of the draft. The two biggest names that have been apart of the Panthers success are obviously Cam Newton ... Read more >>
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Buffalo Bills’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern The Buffalo Bills have been one of the worst teams in the NFL the past 15 years and currently have the longest playoff drought in the NFL. This drought can somewhat been attributed to their failures in the draft but things may finally start turning around for the franchise. The Bills recorded their first winning season since 2004; and with the nice young talent acquired over the past five drafts, the Bills are close to getting over the ... Read more >>
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Baltimore Ravens’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern Since moving to Baltimore from Cleveland, the Ravens have been one of the premier teams in the AFC capturing two Super Bowl victories. The Ravens built their team with a strong core that was acquired through the draft. The Ravens boast a draft history that most teams would dream of with names like Jonathan Ogden, Ray Lewis, Peter Boulware, Chris McAlister, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata, and Marshall Yanda. All of these players ... Read more >>
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Atlanta Falcons’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern The Atlanta Falcons were one of the best teams in the NFC from 2010 to 2012 but have been a huge disappointment over the last two seasons. In the 2012/13 season, the Falcons came within a few yards of their first Super Bowl appearance since the 98-99 season. However since that loss in the NFC Championship game to the 49ers, the Falcons have registered only ten wins in the last two seasons combined. Atlanta will need their young players ... Read more >>
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Arizona Cardinals’ 5-Year Draft Review

by Adam Fournier, Ourlads' Intern The Arizona Cardinals have been one of the up and coming teams in the NFL the past few years. The Cardinals achieved double digit wins in the past two seasons and played in the playoffs last year for the first time since losing to the Saints in the 2009-10 NFL season. Arizona’s surge over the past few years is in part to the influx of young talent acquired over the past five years through the draft starting in the offseason after ... Read more >>
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2015 NFL Supplemental Draft – Isaiah Battle, Clemson

by Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Draft Analyst Isaiah Battle, Clemson, Offensive Tackle, 6070, 290 Strong Points: Ideal frame for the position.  Has plenty of length with a thick lower body and strong backside.  Plenty of room for more good weight once he enters an NFL strength program.  Powerful upper body with heavy, violent hands.  Can alter the path of any defender when he accurately punches.  Moves with light feet and healthy joints.  Bends his lower body well.  Derives ... Read more >>
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Senior Bowl and East West Shrine Game Special Teams

SENIOR BOWL Tom Obarski K (Concordia-St. Paul) – 5100, 177. Made a 49 yard and a 28 yard field goal but missed from 44 and 43 yards. On eight kickoffs he averaged 62.8 yards and had two touchbacks. Justin Manton K (Louisiana-Monroe) – 6020, 196. Did the field goal kicking, punting, and kickoffs. He was booming his punts 50+ yards in practice and didn’t let up in the game with 3 punts averaging 49.7 yards with a long of 62 yards. He averaged 64.8 yards on kickoffs. He ... Read more >>
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