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NFL Media analyst Charles Davis observes that Oklahoma senior TE Blake Bell "runs routes with QB Eyes."

"Best football is ahead of Oklahoma TE Blake Bell. Converted QB, better each week (confidence) Runs routes with "QB Eyes"-NFL DNA (Dad/Uncle)-Works," Davis tweeted. The 6-foot-6, 259-pound Bell has ideal size for the position at the next level, and with solid hands as a pass catcher, he offers an NFL team a raw but promising prospect. The Oklahoma TE has improved his blocking, which could help him find a roster spot on an NFL team.
Mar 5 - 2:07 PM

An NFL scout expressed concerns over Oklahoma NT Jordan Phillips' back, propensity to stand up, and ability to shed blocks.

"He has a bad back," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He has quickness and he can run, but he plays so damn high and he cannot get off a block. It could be back-related. If that's not an issue, he has something that you can't coach, and that's physical talent. I think he's tough enough. He's just not a good player. He does not dominate. He's not effective. That bothers me. Character-wise, everything's positive about him." Phillips (6-foot-5 1/2, 329 pounds, 83 1/8-inch wingspan) posted a good 5.17 forty with a 30-inch vertical jump at the combine. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said he "will probably go in the first round," and NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Phillips to Terrance Knighton.
Mar 2 - 8:33 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham "may even be better than (Amari) Cooper."

"He's the wild card of all of them," said one scout. "He's a first-round talent, no question. He may even be better than (Amari) Cooper. He's that talented. But is there a team that will take a chance on him there?" DGB caught 87 passes for 1,278 yards (14.7) and 17 scores across two seasons at Missouri. Of course, he was kicked out of school after his sophomore season and sat out as a transfer on Oklahoma's campus in 2014. The 6-foot-5, 237-pound Green-Beckham ran 4.49 forty at the combine.
Mar 1 - 1:43 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper cautions that Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham is not the same caliber an athlete as Calvin Johnson.

Comparing DGB to Johnson has become more popular recently, but Kiper points out why that's a mistake. "Yes, DGB has the body type of Calvin Johnson, at 6-5 and 237 pounds," Kiper wrote. "But let's remember Megatron ran a 4.35 with a 1.52 10-yard split at 6-5 and 239 pounds. Johnson also had a 42.5-inch vertical. DGB is plenty athletic, with a 4.49 40 time and a 33.5-inch vertical. But he also has off-field questions to answer. Still, the size and skill set (while raw) is tantalizing." Green-Beckham "has the ability to be a similar pro prospect as A.J. Green and earn top-10 grades" based purely on skill, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes.
Feb 28 - 7:47 PM

NFL Media's Bucky Brooks believes Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham "has the ability to develop into a Plaxico Burress-type playmaker as a pro."

"Green-Beckham's immense talent and potential will lead several teams to overlook his character issues on draft day," Brooks wrote. The analyst is undoubtedly right, though some teams will refuse to draft him based on those concerns. Earlier this week, for example, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome announced he won't select any player with a domestic-abuse background.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 26 - 11:39 PM

Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome announced he won't draft anyone with a domestic-abuse background.

All such players have been eliminated from Baltimore's draft board. Ravens fans praying that WR Dorial Green-Beckham would fall to the Ravens at No. 26 overall now must turn their attention to other prospects. If the Ravens tab a receiver in Round 1, a prospect like Jaelen Strong would make sense. Baltimore released KR/WR Jacoby Jones on Wednesday, have Steve Smith Sr. turning 36 in May, and are trying to re-sign free agent Torrey Smith.
Source: Luke Jones
Feb 25 - 6:44 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham is the "best deep threat in the draft," according to Fox Sports' Joel Klatt.

Klatt moved DGB up to No. 23 from No. 45 on his personal rankings. "Listing him at 23 is not an indication of overall skill, as I am still a bit nervous about his off-field problems and overall maturity," Klatt writes. Green-Beckham is a big framed receiver with good straight-line speed for his size, but by no means is he an athletic specimen.
Source: Fox Sports
Feb 25 - 12:48 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Oklahoma NT Jordan Phillips "will probably go in the first round."

"He's powerful and controls the point" of attack, Mayock said. "When he's not fatigued, he's dominant sideline to sideline." Phillips (6-foot-5 1/2, 329 pounds, 83 1/8-inch wingspan) posted a good 5.17 forty with a 30-inch vertical jump. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Phillips to Terrance Knighton.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 1:09 AM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham ran an "unofficial" 4.49 forty with a 10 yard split of 1.61.

This is at 6'5" and 237 lbs with 32 1/2" arms and 9" hands. DGB is a specimen who wins in contested situations, but also has nice yards after catch ability for his size. There are so many layers to green-Beckham's evaluation: off-field question, sitting out of football for a season, route running hangups. He still has a chance to be a top 15 selection.
Feb 21 - 10:21 AM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey said he's done plenty of homework on Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham.

"Physically, we think he has all the gifts in the world," Dorsey said. "We've all admired him. All of us who have been in the state of Missouri and the Kansas City area have seen him afar, have admired his physical traits. ... We will be meeting him in the next couple days and I look forward to it." Green-Beckham measured in at 6-foot-5, 237 pounds at the NFL Combine, similar dimensions to Calvin Johnson and Kelvin Benjamin. DGB's game is far different than those two, however.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 20 - 10:59 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham measured in at 6'5" and 237 lbs at the NFL Combine.

DGB also has 32 1/2" arms and 9" hands. Green-Beckham is similar to Calvin Johnson and Kelvin Benjamin from a height/weight perspective, but the comparisons should end there. He is not Calvin Johnson on the field (no one really is), and DGB wins in a few different ways than Kelvin.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 2:00 PM

Oklahoma WR Dorial Green-Beckham "might be the most physically gifted wide receiver in this class," ESPN's Todd McShay believes.

"Even though he's raw and has had off-field issues, he still could be a late-first-round pick," McShay wrote. "What he's going to have to answer for are two marijuana-related charges while at Missouri, and an incident that caused him to be investigated for burglary and assault last offseason and subsequently kicked off the team." Zierlein recently interviewed an NFC director of personnel who didn't believe Green-Beckham should be taken prior to the fourth-round. "I think the consistent problems for Josh Gordon are going to leak over and hurt (Green-Beckham's) draft stock," the executive said. "He's tall and fast and has good hands, but he can't be trusted. Why would you take a guy like that before the third day?" The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder "has the ability to be a similar pro prospect as A.J. Green and earn top-10 grades" based purely on skill, wrote CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Feb 18 - 9:13 PM

klahoma NT Jordan Phillips made his debut at No. 41 on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.

"He has an enormous frame and very nimble feet. Against the run, he uses his length and base to stack single blocks, and he anchors down versus angle blocks and double teams," Jeremiah wrote. "He does hang on blocks too much instead of freeing himself to make plays. He flashes a quick arm over to split double teams and penetrate. He struggles to transition from run to pass. He gets stuck and hangs right at the line of scrimmage. For such a massive man, he doesn't generate much pocket push with his bull rush. He comes out in a lot of passing situations and this scheme doesn't let him attack very often. Overall, I think Phillips doesn't make a lot of plays, but he has tremendous upside because of his size/strength/quickness. He needs some time to develop." NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Phillips to Terrance Knighton. The 6-foot-6, 324-pounder has the ability to collapse pockets and get into the backfield consistently, but his motor vacillates and his health is a qu
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 5:18 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay notes that Oklahoma NT Jordan Phillips is "just a freak in terms of his combination of size and athleticism."

"He can do a standing backflip at 6-5, 334 pounds," McShay wrote. "His effort is very up and down, and teams are going to have to get to the bottom of his passion for the game in his interviews, and he also dealt with a back injury previously which could scare off some NFL decision-makers -- which is why it's very important that he meets the expectations teams are going to have for him as an athlete. He might not put up the same numbers that Dontari Poe did during his combine -- 44 bench reps and a 4.98 40-yard dash at 6-3, 346, which is just ridiculous -- but he has a chance to be in the same ballpark. Phillips isn't quite as strong, but he might beat Poe with some of his times." NFL Network's Mike Mayock is looking forward to seeing how this "dancing bear" looks in the first 10 yards of the 40. We can't wait to see his 3-cone, short shuttle, and vertical and broad jumps.
Feb 18 - 2:37 PM

One AFC scout believes if Dorial Green-Beckham did not have off-field issues, he would be regarded as the best WR since Calvin Johnson.

NFL Media's Albert Breer relayed the information. "He's one of the best receivers I've ever seen," the scout said. Another AFC evaluator added "he's not a slam dunk. He runs two routes." Our own Josh Norris ranked DGB as the top receiver in the class throughout the season. Breer notes DGB was preparing to return to Oklahoma and play in 2015 but changed his mind once WR coach Jay Norvell was let go.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 11:38 AM


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