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The Hall of Fame writer brings his signature draft series to our newsletter at GoLongTD.com. Here's how you can access it all.
Good morning! Hope everyone out there is doing fantastic. What a whirlwind week it’s been in NFL free agency, eh? I took a first look at the spending in today’s column.
To our loyal subscribers out there, once again, thank you. This newsletter is completely powered by your support. To those on our free email list, I thought it’d be a great time to remind you that a full subscription will get you access to all of Bob McGinn’s signature draft coverage. His position-by-position draft series started in 1985 and will continue in all of its glory here at the Go Long newsletter this spring.
The nine-part look at this year’s prospects will begin about 10 days before the NFL Draft, which is slated for April 28-30.
Those who’ve followed Bob over the years know he’s not merely studying YouTube clips and chatting with a scout here or there to fill in the gaps. He’s plugged into scouts across the entire NFL — scouts he trusts, scouts who will supply readers an unfiltered look. As always, Bob McGinn’s annual draft coverage kicks off with his Top 50 look that ran last week.
Get his first 5,294 words on the offense and 6,632 words on the defense — and the full upcoming nine-part series — by subscribing to Go Long right here:
Here’s a quick preview of what scouts had to say on certain prospects, as you’ll learn upon subscribing…
“He’s going to bust. He doesn’t have it within his soul. He’s not dialed in and focused. I don’t think he’s got the intestinal fortitude to stand up and do it every Sunday in the NFL.”
“He brings juice to a locker room. He’s got ‘it.’ I’ve love to have that guy on our team.”
“He scares the f--- out of me. All he cares about, it’s about branding or marketing, not playing the game of football. He’s not my cup of tea. Wait and see.”
“First-round slam dunk. He was the leader of the defense. I got no reservations.”
“He loafs around. Minimal effort. His ball skills were tremendous as a freshman but the last couple years when they throw the ball at him he falls down, can’t find it. It’s bizarre.”
“He’s just electric. Big-time playmaker. He can run through any defense. He likes to body (catch) it some but he has good enough hands. He just has a gear … he’s got that DeSean Jackson type (gear). ‘Doesn’t matter. I’m just gonna run by everybody.’”
“He’s the most talented. He does stuff you go, ‘Oh, my gosh.’ He’ll destroy guys, run ‘em off the sideline and bury ‘em.”
“He’s like a little bowling ball. Great character kid. He really changed the dynamic of not only their offense but really their whole team.”
“Trey Lance wasn’t ready at all this year, and I wasn’t crazy about him. And this guy is probably further back than Trey Lance. He has a long, long way to go. He struggles with the vision, seeing off coverage. Live arm, but not accurate.”
“He’s at the line of scrimmage with one-read shit. Plus, he has character problems. There’s a lot of Johnny Manziel to this guy. Party boy. The team likes him more than they respect who he is overall because he’s a baller on Saturday. But I wouldn’t bet on that guy.”
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According to the scouts assessments, just about all of the draft eligible players sound like bums. Harsh takes indeed. Also, how is it one scout sees a treasure, while another sees trash? Are they not viewing the same tape?
When is Bob starting his previews???