2016 NFL Draft Prospects: Safeties

By Aaron Hyden
PSDC College Football Contributor

In football, safeties are literally and figuratively the last line of defense, sometimes the only things between opposing offenses and the end zone. More and more, safeties are asked to be Jacks of All Trades, capable of playing against the run or the pass, and to see the entire field play out in front of them. This requires people playing the position to be smart, instinctive and to have the ability to be versatile in what they do. This year’s class of safeties is certainly no different, with many players who have experience at multiple positions, or in multiple schemes.

1. Nate Andrews, Florida State – Perhaps the surest tackler of any safety in the country, Andrews is a tough, physical player that plays all over the field. He isn’t the biggest (5’11”, 210 pounds) or fastest (4.52 40) player you’re going to find, but with his intelligence, instincts and nose for the football, he doesn’t have to be.

Photo Credit: Florida State Athletics

Photo Credit: Florida State Athletics

One of Florida State’s top leaders, he leads by example and is, arguably, the hardest worker on the team. His teammates love his attitude, and they play hard for him. That type of leadership, especially at a young age, is very attractive to NFL front offices, who are often dealing with “me first” types of players. [Read more…]

Florida State QB Transfers Will Face Off When Alabama Hosts West Virginia

By Trey Martin
PSDC Writer

On August 30, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the West Virginia Mountaineers will kick off their football season in Tuscaloosa, AL. There is no doubt the Mountaineer players will likely see one of the most hostile crowds of their college careers. We’re talking about the fan base that produced the likes of Brian Downing (LSU teabagger), Michelle Pritchett (mom that leaped on Oklahoma fans during the Sugar Bowl) and the Grand Poohbah of fan insanity Harvey Updyke (tree poisoning, land mark destroying, confessed [bragged] on live radio). So, when you take into context that just in recent years this fan base has given us these examples of fans going too far, well, one can only imagine what this fan base has in store when you consider they will be looking to end a two-game losing streak that began on December 1, 2013.

Photo Credit: USA Today

Photo Credit: USA Today

Not just any losing streak, a losing streak that started when they were ranked No. 1 and looking to a BCS championship game appearance. A losing streak that was “kick started” against their bitter instate rival, Auburn. A losing streak that began most unexpectedly, leaving Alabama fans looking at their TVs, mouth agape, wondering what they had just witnessed. [Read more…]

2013 NFL Draft Review: New York Jets, Rounds 2-3

By Courtnie Wyche
PSDC Contributor

Round 2, Pick 39: Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia

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2013 NFL Draft Review: St. Louis Rams, Rounds 2-3

By David Parks
PSDC NCAA Specialist

Round 3, Pick 71: T.J. McDonald, S, USC

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2013 NFL Draft Review: St. Louis Rams, Round 1

By David Parks
PSDC NCAA Specialist

Round 1, Pick 8:  Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

Round 1, Pick 30: Alec Ogletree, LB, Georgia

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