Episode 257: Graham Barfield

Paul is joined by Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) of NFL.com and creator of Yards Created to discuss the 2019 Running Back class. First Graham discusses Yards Created, how long he has been doing it, what goes into the process and why it is such a valuable tool in evaluating the running back prospects. Next he discusses some running backs over the last four years in which the yards created profile was higher on that the consensus leading up to the draft. 

Next Paul and Graham discuss the 2019 running back class as a whole and how it is very different than previous years. Next, they discuss seven of the top running backs in this class and Graham goes through how each tested in the Yards Created profile. The seven running backs includes Josh Jacobs, Darrell Henderson, Miles Sanders, Damien Harris, David Montgomery, Devin Singletary and Bryce Love. 

To close out the show Paul and Graham discuss how Love and another injured running back, Rodney Anderson are the two true wild cards in this RB class and how if both of them can get healthy, they have a chance to both be impact players and make the position look better than it is. 

Episode 256: Sigmund Bloom

Paul is joined by Sigmund Bloom (@SigmundBloom) of Football Guys to discuss the 2019 NFL Draft. The discussion starts the quarterback position and what makes Kyler Murray such a unique prospect, how his game translates, the variety in which he can solve problems and why he most likely will be the first pick in the NFL Draft to the Arizona Cardinals. Following the discussion on Murray, they discuss Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones and Will Grier. 

Next the focus is shifted to the running backs. The two of them discuss that why the position in someways is devalued in the NFL, it has not been devalued in terms of draft capital for the running backs that are offensive weapons and can impact the game in a variety of ways. They discuss Josh Jacobs in terms of whether he can be that difference maker. After the discussion on Jacobs, they talk about Darrell Henderson, Miles Sanders, Damien Harris and David Montgomery as the next tier. They close out the running back discussion with some under the radar names including a discussion on Rodney Anderson and where he would fit if he did not have any injury issues and was being evaluated strictly on his film.

Next, the discussion turns to the Tight Ends and why this class rivals the 2017 draft in terms of being one of the best tight end classes ever. They discuss TJ Hockenson, Irv Smith Jr., Noah Fant, and many of the tight ends from the next tiers of prospects.

To close out the episode, the two discuss the Wide Receiver position. The discussion starts with a breaking down of DK Metcalf and his teammate AJ Brown and what they offer in terms of their skill set at the next level. Next, the discussion focuses on Hakeem Butler and why he is one of the most polarizing draft prospects ever. To close out the show, they discuss why Deebo Samuels is one of the most versatile and best problem solvers from the wide receiver group, Kelvin Harmon and some day three sleeper wide receivers such as Penny Hart, Antoine Wesley and others. 

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S2S Football Joins the Harris Football Podcast

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Paul joined Chris Harris on the Harris Football Podcast to discuss the 2019 Wide Receiver Class. During this podcast Paul discussed why it was such an intriguing class of receivers and how there was every type, size, style of receiver NFL teams could be looking for. In addition, the discussion focused on how little clarity there was amongst evaluators on who were the top receivers and how wide the range of outcomes was for even the top receivers in the class. The receivers discussed included DK Metcalf and AJ Brown of Ole Miss, Marquise Brown of Oklahoma, Kelvin Harmon of NC State, N’Keal Harry of Arizona State, Deebo Samuel of South Carolina, Hakeem Butler of Iowa State, Miles Boykin of Notre Dame, Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman of Georgia, Stanley Morgan Jr of Nebraska and Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin of Ohio State. Listen to the episode here or on any podcast app.

Episode 255: Matt Waldman

Paul and Matt are joined by Matt Waldman (@MattWaldman) of the Rookie Scouting Portfolio.  The discussion starts with how his evaluation process has changed in the past year and what is different and new in the RSP. 

Next the conversation turns to prospects as they first discuss some Wide Receivers, then Tight Ends, followed by Running Backs and then close with Quarterbacks. 

Some of the prospects and topics covered throughout the show include:

-why did Hakeem Butler receive his highest WR grade over the last five years

-the rise of Miles Boykin.

-why is Stanley Morgan Jr and Riley Ridley flying under the radar

-versatility and depth of Parris Campbell’s game

-the skill level of Jalen Hurd

-why this Tight End Class maybe be better than the 2017 Class

-Noah Fant transitioning to the NFL game

-why we all love Irv Smith Jr.

-why Dawson Knox is a complete tight end without much production

-how Jace Sternberger could make an impact at the next level

-why Trevon Wesco is one of his favorite under the radar prospects in the class

-why this RB class was a landmine

-is Josh Jacobs in the same tier as the running backs from recent classes

-why people should know the name Bruce Anderson

-can Elijah Holyfield still be successful

- are the flaws in Drew Lock and Daniel Jones fixable at the NFL

-can Dwayne Haskins throw the ball vertically

-why Will Grier is his quarterback one. 

You can purchase Matt Waldman’s RSP here. Also make sure you are subscribing to his RSP Cast wherever you are listening to podcasts and also check out the RSP Film Room as well.

Episode 254: Three Round Dynasty Rookie Mock Draft

Paul is joined by John Laub (@GridironSchol91) of Football Diehards, Andy Singleton (@PeoplezPen) creator of Expand The Box Score (@XTBoxscore) and Tim Torch (TimNFL) of Under The Helmet Podcast. The four of them take part in a Three Round, PPR, Superflex, Tight End Premium Dynasty Rookie mock draft. The goal of the exercise was to use a mock draft format to allow them to talk about many of the offensive prospects from the 2019 Draft Class and to share their thoughts and different perspectives. One of the most fascinating aspects of this years class is that their is no certainty with the top of the draft and that will be evident when listening to the picks in the first round and the detailed descriptions. The three round format also allowed them to show the depth of the class. 

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Episode 253: WR Preview With Ben Fennell

Paul and Matt are joined by Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) of NFL Network and the Athletic to discuss the 2019 Wide Receiver class. The discussion starts with how this class really does offer a lot of variety in terms of the types of receivers that NFL teams may be looking for. 

Next the discussion turns to some of the bigger receivers in the class. Ben gives his thoughts on Hakeem Butler, N'Keal Harry, DK Metcalf and Kelvin Harmon while Paul and Matt also share some thoughts on these players. 

Next the discussion turns to some of the possession style receivers in AJ Brown and Riley Ridley. The discussion focuses on whether or not Brown can play outside as well as inside at the NFL level and are there concerns about Ridley because of his combine numbers and college stats. 

In the next segment they discuss Deebo Samuel and Marquis Brown and how they offer the versatility to play a variety of roles and offer the ability to get vertical from inside and used in space. 

In the last few segments of the show they discuss a lot of more receivers and how they have different skill sets that can be used in a speciality role or as a bigger part of the offense. Some of the name discussed include Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin, Andy Isabella, Mecole Hardman, Hunter Renfrow, Penny Hart, Stanley Morgan Jr, Greg Dortch, Emanuel Hall, Miles Boykin, Antoine Wesley, JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Keesean Johnson. 

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Episode 252: Tight End Preview With Jason DiRienzo

Paul and Matt are joined by special guest Jason DiRienzo (@allpurposescout) of Dynasty Football Factory and Co-host of the Devy Watch Podcast. The three of them discuss in detail the 2019 Tight End class. 

The first discussion is on the top three tight end prospects in the class, Noah Fant, TJ Hockenson & Irv Smith Jr. Jason goes through each of them and shares his thoughts on each player and how they will transition to the NFL. In addition we discuss the concerns each player has and if they are areas they can improve upon at the NFL level. 

Next the discussion focuses on Jace Sternberger, Dawson Knox, Kaden Smith and Isaac Nauta. Jason discusses each of these four prospects and trying to decipher between what he saw on film and what he saw at the combine when it comes to trying to determine how they may perform at the next level. 

Following these two, the discussion focuses on Josh Oliver and Kahale Warring, two prospects who have emerged and continue to rise on all three of their boards. 

To close out the show they discuss Alize Mack, Caleb Wilson, Foster Moreau, Drew Sample, Trevon Wesco, Dax Raymond and Tommy Sweeney and who from that group intrigues Jason the most. 

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Episode 251: Quarterback Preview With Mark Schofield

Paul and Matt are joined by special guest Mark Schofield @(MarkSchofield) of Inside the Pylon and Pro Football Weekly to discuss the 2019 Quarterback class. They start out by discussing the two most polarizing quarterbacks in the class and just how different they are. Mark discusses his thoughts on Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins, how they both win, who is more ready to handle the problems at the NFL level and how they may transition to the NFL game. With all the talk about Josh Rosen being traded, the guys also discuss Rosen compared to the two top quarterback prospects as well. 

In the next segment, the guys discuss the next two quarterbacks that are generating first round buzz. Mark shares his feelings on Drew Lock and Daniel Jones and what areas of their games he is impressed by and what areas he thinks they struggle with right now. 

The rest of the show they go through many of the other quarterback prospects in quick hitter style. They discuss Will Grier, Tyree Jackson, Brett Rypien, Jordan Ta'amu, Jarrett Stidham and many more 

 

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Episode 250: Defensive Combine Recap with Eric Coleman

In the final NFL Combine recap Paul brings back to the show former S2S contributor Eric Coleman (@utahEC) to talk all about the defensive prospects.

The two of them discuss each positional group from who checked boxes, who surprised in either a positive or negative way and who they need to go back to the film on to further evaluate after the Combine. 

They start by discussing the defensive lineman, then the edge prospects, followed by the linebackers before closing out the show with cornerbacks and safeties. Some of the prospects discussed in great detail include Dre'Mont Jones, Ed Oliver, Quinnen Williams, Jerry Tillery, Nick Bosa, Brian Burns, Jachai Polite, Rashan Garry, Montez Sweat, Devin Bush, Devin White, Josh Allen, Jonathan Abram and many others. 

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