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The WSJ, in an article listing five steps to increasing a team's NFL draft success, listed #3: "Follow recruiting rankings."--
"Houston’s J.J. Watt is an inspiration for every overlooked recruit in the country. A two-star prospect out of high school, according to Rivals, he has gone on to become a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a weekly nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.
But NFL teams would do well to remember that such transformations are exceedingly rare. In fact, the players who were rated as top recruits in high school generally do turn into better players in the NFL.
By comparing Rivals recruiting rankings for every player drafted in the past five years with Pro-Football-Reference’s “Approximate Value” (AV), a statistic that quantifies every player’s impact, we found that each bump in star rating is associated with greater success in the NFL.
Five-star players produced nearly twice as much AV per year as two-star players, for instance, and were 5.1 percentage points more likely to have appeared in an NFL game."
On the heels of the push by some at EMU to drop out of the FBS, it is being reported that Idaho will announce that they will drop to FCS. Idaho and New Mexico State had their memberships revoked by the Sun Belt last month. Unlike EMU, I'm not sure Idaho had much of a choice as they would have had to move forward as an independent in FBS.
If we're going to have the Jumpman on our uniforms, might as well have a modern look. I personally would love to have something like this for a possible alternate uniform. What would you guys like to see from the Nike/Jordan brand?
So this appears to be the SEC's strategy to get back at Harbaugh: They're coming into our state and stealing our middle-schoolers!
Kentucky offered a 6-4, 260-pound lineman from Oak Park. Big boy - he'll be playing alongside U-M commit Ja'Raymond Hall this season.
From a Georgia writer on 247sports.
Hearing from multiple sources that looks like Satellite Camps will be reversed. Believe a final answer could be by Friday..— Rusty Mansell (@Mansell247) April 26, 2016
Peter Schrager, who is one of Fox's main draft guys, compiled a full mock released this morning. As stated, he has Rudock going in the compensatory section of the sixth round, to Baltimore. He has both Henry and Glasgow going in the fifth, Henry at 154 to Oakland, and Glasgow at 160 to the Vikings.
For what it's worth, Schrager was one of the media guys who bought the 49ers line hook, line and sinker regarding Tomsula and the "locker room issues" under Jim Harbaugh.