Law Nation Film Study: Taco Charlton

Vidauntae “Taco” Charlton continually improved during his Michigan career. The first-team All-Ohio selection “crossed the border” from Pickerington, a Columbus suburb, to play for the Wolverines (along with tight end Jake Butt). He played mostly on special teams as a true freshman (two tackles), then saw his playing time increase in 2014 (19 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, one start). Though Charlton started just three games as a junior, he was a strong contributor on passing downs (30 tackles, 8.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks). Everything came together for him in 2016, garnering first-team All-Big Ten honors after leading Michigan with 9.5 sacks among his 13 tackles for loss. [Read more…]

Grading the Cowboys 2017 NFL Draft

Coming into this year’s NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys found themselves in a precarious position: despite coming winning 13 games the previous season, their defense, namely the secondary, had lost significant contributors throughout. How would the Cowboys brass respond? By putting together a defense-heavy draft. Darreck Kirby and Brennan Scala of Project Shanks break down each of Dallas’s picks, offering insight and issuing grades.