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79th and Halas EP 124 - "Green Bay, this is your conscience"

Scott and Flows are joined by the homie Steve to break down the upcoming Bears season!

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Ball Don't Lie Ep.62: Summer Sessions III

This week on Summer Sessions, Serge & TPJ(from Hoops N Brews) join Scott, Pavy & Damien to talk about everything from the Harden/Russ combo, the best of 90s R&B & much more.

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Ball Don't Lie EP 54 - KD Doesn't Have a Hive

Wos of Count The Dings and The Athletic join Scott and Pierce to break down the 2019 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. Then, Sporting News’ rankings of the current quarterbacks in the NFL, how we’re coping without Game of Thrones, and Goofy Mog of the Week!

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Ball Don't Lie EP 49 - "The Starks Gon' Hol It Dine"

It's Ball Don't Lie's 50th episode! Thanos' snap brought Flows back so we can talk about Avengers: Endgame like a family! Then, what we loved and hated about The Battle of Winterfell in last week's epic Game of Thrones episode. Also, the NBA Playoffs, winners and losers of the NFL Draft, and our Goofy Mogs of the week.

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Bears find value in the NFL Draft despite a dearth of picks

David Montgomery
Running Back | Iowa State | 5’11” | 222 lbs.
Round 3, Pick 10 (RB4)

Summary: The fourth running back taken in the draft but the second-highest rated RB among NFL scouts. At the time of selection, he was clearly the best back available with the traits to trust in a potential three-down role. In 2017 and 2018, he finished with 1146 yds & 11 TDs then topped it with 1216 & 13. On tape, he showed the ability to grow as a receiver out of the backfield. Montgomery’s best performance came in 2017 in the form of 36 receptions for 296 yards. In my pre-draft article where I broke down the top running backs, I said David Montgomery will perform if his NFL team gives him the opportunity to. This seems to be that opportunity.

What to expect: Montgomery is the ideal upgrade over Jordan Howard in terms of an early-down back. He’s shiftier, faster, and a better receiver. He will start right away. Don’t expect him to affect Tarik Cohen’s role, though. Montgomery can catch but he’s not quite on the level of Tarik when it comes to speed and receiving ability.


Riley Ridley
Wide Receiver | Georgia | 6’1” | 199 lbs.
Round 4, Pick 24 (WR15)

Summary: A budding prospect who has had eyes on him since he broke out in the 2017 National Title Game against Alabama. Ridley is a pristine route-runner that’s been called the best in his class by many scouts. His numbers don’t exactly jump off the page because the Georgia offense isn’t built for wide receivers. His talent is there and should continue to get even better with each year that he plays in the NFL.

What to expect: Look for Riley Ridley to develop into the long-term solution to take over the Taylor Gabriel role.


Duke Shelley
Cornerback | Kansas State | 5’9” | 180 lbs.
Round 6, Pick 33 (CB26)

Summary: Shelley was a leader in the Kansas State secondary that unfortunately had his senior year cut short due to injury. He plays above his size as he averaged over five tackles per game before his injury. His size says he’s a slot corner but played primarily on the outside during his career. The NFL’s draft page didn’t even have a scouting report on him and I couldn’t understand why. Every time he gets tested, he doesn’t disappoint. He flies all over the screen whether it’s to lay out for a pass deflection or help in run support. During his time at KSU, he turned eight picks into two touchdowns. He looks like he belongs in the Bears defense. In 2018, he was named to the Second All-Big 12 Team by the coaches and First Team by Pro Football Focus.

What to expect: Duke Shelley has a real chance to compete for the job that Bryce Callahan left behind. Although he played on the outside, the nickle or dime CB spot is his best chance to break into the lineup. He added kick returns to his game in 2018 so he serves more than one purpose.


Kerrith Whyte Jr.
Running Back | Florida Atlantic | 5’10” | 197 lbs.
Round 7, Pick 8 (RB23)

Summary: Whyte’s primary job was to be a change of pace for third round pick, Devin Singletary. Even in relief, Whyte still managed to produce 866 yards and 8 TDs via 6.5 yards per carry. He was only allowed 55 carries in 2017 but maintained an efficient 6.3 YPC. Kerrith Whyte mostly made a name for himself on special teams. Last year, Whyte finished with an incredible 28.7 average on 19 returns following a 2017 season where he amassed 1,002 return yards. His speed and short-area quickness is clearly evident on screen.

What to expect: He’s built more like a wide receiver so he won’t threaten Montgomery or Tarik Cohen for early-down work. Interestingly enough, his height and weight are identical to Taquan Mizzell’s whose job is most in jeopardy here. If he truly impresses, Whyte can even supplant Cordarrelle Patterson as the gadget guy.


Stephen Denmark
Cornerback | Valdosta State | 6’3” | 220 lbs.
Round 7, Pick 24 (CB31)

Summary: Stephen Denmark is a DI man amongst DII boys. There are plays where it looks like Julio Jones is lining up at CB against high school kids. Denmark is a corner with the build of Kam Chancellor but is actually a recently converted wide receiver. I can’t remember the last time I saw a DB force a WR out of bounds with the ease of Denmark but the level of competition is far from NFL level. However, Stephen Denmark possesses all the intangibles: height, a natural blend of size and speed, plus a very evident willingness to hit.

What to expect: If he makes the team, he’ll be a project. He’s a newly minted defensive back so I wouldn’t exactly trust him to guard Stefon Diggs just yet. The speed paired with the infatuation of laying guys out may dictate the route that Deone Bucannon and Mark Barron took - safeties turned linebacker.


Emanuel Hall
Wide Receiver | Missouri | 6’2” | 201 lbs.
Undrafted free agent

Summary: Emanuel Hall is a field-stretcher that worked as Drew Lock’s primary receiver over the last two seasons. He’s getting mentioned as an undrafted free agent signing because some expected him to go as high as the fourth round. That’s the definition of a potential steal. He’s not the type to command many targets but he makes the most of what he gets. In each of the last two seasons, Hall ranked second nationally with 24.8 and 22.4 YPC. Hall is 6’2” but still managed to run a 4.39 in the 40 yard dash. His lack of a defined route tree is the most likely cause for his tumble.

What to expect: I’m rooting for Emmanuel Hall to make this team. Mitch Trubisky doesn’t have a target like him in the receiving corps. Allen Robinson is big but not as fast. Marvin Hall and Taylor Gabriel are fast, but not as big. Riley Ridley and Anthony Miller are the intricate route-runners. Patterson is his size but works best with hand-offs and creating yards after the catch. Every team needs a guy that can bail them out in a desperate situation.

Ball Don't Lie EP. 49 - Rock the Baby

Scott and Dante talk about the NBA Playoffs, Dame's game winner against the Thunder and look ahead towards the second round. Plus, the NFL Draft, Game of Thrones and a whole lot more!

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NFL Draft Analysis: Defensive Tackles

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


Ed Oliver
Houston | 6’2” | 287 lbs.

Strengths: Slimmer frame allows for greater mobility. Unwavering motor with noticeable closing speed. Stays active. A nasty bull rush created by his fast get-off is then followed by the use of violent hands. Disrupts run lanes and shoots gaps well causing quarterbacks to roll out. Plays all fronts along the line.

Weaknesses: His smaller body means some offensive lineman have the advantage when it comes to length and leverage. Bigger interior lineman easily stonewall him with favorable angles at the line of scrimmage. Had two offsides calls against Memphis.

Pro comparison: Jurrell Casey


Quinnen Williams
Alabama | 6’3” | 303 lbs.

Strengths: Seemingly always near the ball. Really nice swim move. An excellent pass-rusher as well as a run-stopper. Virtually unblockable one-on-one in pass protection. Sometimes double teams don’t even work. Georgia’s interior line made him look human and he still ended with 8 tackles.

Weaknesses: Arms will occasionally flail and get stuck but gets by with his motor and get-off.

Pro comparison: Fletcher Cox

I have no problem calling him the best player in the draft. Finding weaknesses was the biggest challenge in evaluating him.


Dexter Lawrence
Clemson | 6’4” | 342 lbs.

Strengths: Heavy hands and major upper-body strength. Cranked out the second-most bench press reps at the combine (36). Massive frame is ideal for clogging run lanes. Nimble feet in his lateral movement working up and down the offensive line.

Weaknesses: Not fast at all. Needs to be precise when he collapses on the ball-carrier or he wont get there. Lack of pass-rushing ability.

Pro comparison: Dontari Poe


Christian Wilkins
Clemson | 6’3” | 315 lbs.

Strengths: An asset in the playing the run. Smart and determined when shooting through gaps. Always runs with a full head of steam. Took nothing but double teams when Dexter Lawrence wasn’t on the field with him. Possesses the awareness to consistently bat down passes. Lower center of gravity aids his bull rush when pushing upward.

Weaknesses: Lack of arm length. Offensive linemen win a lot with first contact then he goes nowhere. Becomes easy to evade once this happens. Needs more pass rush moves in his arsenal.

Pro comparison: Marcell Dareus


Jeffrey Simmons

Mississippi State | 6’4” | 301 lbs.

Strengths: Adapts to each play instead of bull rushing nonsensically. Wins with his moveset and aims to get the offensive guards off-balance. Uses the length of his arms to create separation between linemen.

Weaknesses: A hair late on a lot of run plays. When the ball carrier is crossing the line of scrimmage, he’s not in a position to disengage.

Pro comparison: Jarran Reed


Jerry Tillery
Notre Dame | 6’6” | 295 lbs.

Strengths: Looked like a Hall of Famer against Stanford. Interior lineman can’t match his arm length. Tillery always gets first contact and dictates where the lineman goes. Hand fights all the way into the quarterback. Doesn’t get bullied backward on run downs.

Weaknesses: Although he doesn’t get pushed around, he’s still inconsistent. His block shedding in run defense is questionable. Needs to be more of a force. His middling bench press performance (23 reps) at the combine explains it.

Pro comparison: Chris Jones

Next Installments: Cornerbacks and Defensive Ends

Previous Installments: Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers Pt. 1 | Running Backs Pt. 1 | Tight Ends

NFL Draft Analysis: Tight Ends

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


TJ Hockenson
Iowa | 6’5” | 251 lbs.

Strengths: Diverse skill set that allows him to line up everywhere. Anything from being a lead blocker to running deep crossing routes is on the table. Only two career drops to his name. Deep and contested catches were mixed in - not just check-downs. Good awareness in his route-running with enough speed to break away after the catch. Could have produced even more. In his game against Penn State (2018), for example, he had three chances for touchdowns that his QB missed.

Weaknesses: Stiff running style. Inconsistent blocking. Some great blocks but he doesn’t force his assignment of his spot most of the time.

Pro comparison: Dallas Clark


Noah Fant
Iowa | 6’4” | 249 lbs.

Strengths: Might end up being a more reliable blocker than some may realize. Lines up tight to block a lot for someone often compared to a wide receiver. Comfortable running out of the slot. Will produce if you give him a free release up the seam. Creates an amazing amount of separation just from shallow crossing routes. Adjusts and makes awkward catches in the event of poor ball placement. Iowa’s QB also missed him for three potential TDs in one game (vs Iowa St. - 2017).

Weaknesses: Aims to outrun you rather than hand fight you. Defensive backs can sometimes dictate his route if they get their hands on him first.

Pro comparison: David Njoku


Irv Smith Jr.
Alabama | 6’2” | 242 lbs.

Strengths: Capable of being used in every area of the game just like Hockenson. Stocky stature gives him better technique for blocking. Doesn’t miss assignments and is always ready to square-up for a block. Great downfield route-running. Finds the soft spots in zones. Long, athletic stride can create a big play after the catch. Tackling him is a chore.

Weaknesses: Rarely placed in positions where he was asked to come down with a jump ball or box out. A little more short-area quickness is desired.

Pro comparison: Delanie Walker

NEXT: Defensive Tackles

Previous Installments: Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers Pt. 1 | Running Backs Pt. 1

Ball Don't Lie EP 46 - The Marathon Continues

Pierce and Scott remember the life of a West Coast legend, the late, great Nipsey Hussle. Then, Nitzan Bluvstein from the Count the Dings' Friday Mailbag & the Daily Ding and Ruthless Aggression's Chris Novak joins the pod to talk the Marvel Cinematic Universe and tell you to buy your fuckin Endgame tickets already.

And remember: Hussle & Motivate.

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NFL Draft Analysis: Running Backs, Part 1

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s draft class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


Josh Jacobs
Alabama | 5’10 | 220 lbs.

Strengths: Excellent north/south runner with a knack for converting short yardage situations. Incredible blocker whether in pass protection or blocking for another RB. His jump cut makes everybody miss. Effective at taking direct snaps from the wildcat position. Shown the ability to catch passes deep in the defense rather than just out of the flat. Capable of returning kicks. Enters the NFL with limited wear on his body.

Weaknesses: Only surpassed 15 carries once in 2018. His NFL team will want him to top that in every game. Hasn’t shown the ability to be the bellcow for an extended stretch. Not as good running laterally - stretch plays are rarely successful with him. Has trouble bouncing it to the outside for that reason. Alabama didn’t ask him to run a very diverse route tree.

Pro comparison: David Johnson, but needs to prove it


Darrell Henderson
Memphis | 5’8” | 208 lbs.

Strengths: Extremely elusive with oily hips that create effortless change of direction. He bounces off defenders and defenders bounce of him. Can score from anywhere on the field if you give him a running lane. Doesn’t shy away from contact even though he’s a burner. Takes a second to wait for a hole to develop. Exciting style and big play potential will get him on the field at the end of games.

Weaknesses: Slim lower body doesn’t match his stocky upper half. Great for speed but will leave him susceptible to getting wrapped up. A lot of big plays come from lightly stacked boxes.

Pro comparison: A faster Devonta Freeman


Damien Harris
Alabama | 5’10” | 216 lbs.

Strengths: Disciplined and polished runner that takes what the defense gives him. Doesn’t try to steal the show. Experienced - led the running attack for the nation’s top team for three seasons. Better at receiving out of the backfield than some people may realize. Physical runner with blends of speed. All the traits to be a reliable starter.

Weaknesses: Hard to find something about him that jumps off the screen. Lacks that x-factor that separates him from the pack. Did less with more carries in 2018 than 2017. Concerned he’s already losing a step. Needs improvement in pass protection.

Pro comparison: Mark Ingram


Devin Singletary
Florida Atlantic | 5’7” | 203 lbs.

Strengths: Ran behind a poor offensive line but still managed to produce in a big way. Can be an elusive or violent type of runner. Refuses to go down. Possesses an unreal ability to create something special in a hopeless situation. Plays bigger than his size.

Weaknesses: Not a receiver but needs to be. Can break long plays but needs that final gear to get past the last line of defense.

Pro comparison: A smaller Dalvin Cook


David Montgomery
Iowa State | 5’10” | 222 lbs.

Strengths: Really good hop-step. Nice short-area quickness. Churns out solid chunks of yards all the way down the field. His wide base and strong legs allow him to balance between hits. Possesses the vision to find multiple lanes and can be electric with an open field. Flashed the talent to be a receiver out of the backfield and should get even better. Solid awareness in pass protection and squares up with his defender.

Weaknesses: Runs with a tightness in his hips. Lacks the major burst to break a long score. Painfully average tape at times.

I had a difficult time with Montgomery. I originally saw him as just a guy and quickly grew bored. He would attempt to juke guys and end up nowhere. Then he quickly began to look like a new person as I continued to watch. A really good running back, actually. The conclusion I arrived at was that his O-line and offense as a whole didn’t do him any favors. He’s going to be as great as his NFL opportunity allows him to be.

Pro comparison: Malcolm Brown


Miles Sanders
Penn State | 5’11” | 211 lbs.

Strengths: Has the look and feel of a prototypical running back. Runs with a loose and free style. Utilizes a variety of moves in his arsenal featuring a nasty juke. Muscular legs that bust through defenders. Possesses great control over his stop/start movements. Gets open out of the backfield a ton but never in Trace McSorley’s progressions. Should be tremendous as a featured part in a more polished offense.

Weaknesses: Decent at times in pass protection but should square up more rather than just leaning in with a shoulder. Tries to hurdle defenders a little too often. Like Montgomery, can piece his way down the field in increments but don’t expect him to outrun everyone.

Pro comparison: Joe Mixon

Next Week: Tight Ends
Previous Installments: Quarterbacks | Wide Receivers Pt 1

Ball Don't Lie EP. 45 - Giannis World Order

Scott and Dante are in this week to chat about Giannis and the Bucks beating down Harden and the Rockets, the battle for the 8th seed in the East, Boston and Golden State's roads to the playoffs, the Big Baller Brand drama, March Madness, NFL news and much more.

Topics:
Are the Bucks for real?
Playoff battles
Lonzo leaves BBB
Bulls options in the draft
Sweet 16 preview
Gronk retires
Bears/Packers opening night
new rule changes
Eloy's new contract
Goofy Mog of the Week

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2019 NFL Draft Analysis: Projected First Round Quarterbacks

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.


Daniel Jones
Duke | 6’5” | 221 lbs.

Strengths: Decisive with his quick throws. Great short accuracy. Doesn’t get careless when the play breaks down. It showed with his limited turnovers. Will carve up a zone defense all the way down the field. Good at throwing on the run. Can run a read-option. Broke some long runs for touchdowns. Knows how to read the defenders. Scored several touchdowns because he waited for the defender to bite then threw it behind them.

Weaknesses: Needs to learn to be a pure pocket passer. Not fast enough to be considered mobile. Broke those long TDs but was getting less than five yards on most of his attempts. Never saw him attempt to slide. Would like to see him air it out more, especially when they’re down. His deep balls were either underthrown or dropped.

Pro Comparison: Nick Foles. Limited turnovers with an unnecessary infatuation with running the ball early in his career. Will likely flip-flop between competent starter and solid backup for several years until he finds a groove.


Drew Lock
Missouri | 6’4” | 228 lbs.

Strengths: Beautiful deep ball. High-arching and leads his receivers with it. Nice side-arm throw. Rips teams apart in the middle of the field. Maximizes the strengths of his tight end. Some eye-popping pro level throws. Great passes throwing toward the sideline. Knows when and how to slide. Had an incredible 13 TD / 0 INT ratio on play-action last season.

Weaknesses: Needs to learn to climb in the pocket for the type of QB he is. He either stays flat-footed or rolls to the right when his first read isn’t there. Took advantage of favorable match-ups but never rose to the level of greater competition.

Pro Comparison: Matthew Stafford. Visible arm talent but would be better served with an established run game.

I had the same takeaway from watching both guys. I’m really interested to see how much better they can be when surrounded by pro talent. Neither of them had the help of a legit running attack and Daniel Jones’ receivers had an inexcusable amount of drops. Both guys flashed major potential so let’s see if their skills can translate into NFL-style offenses.


Kyler Murray
Oklahoma | 5’10” | 207 lbs.

Strengths: Happy feet. His feet are never flat and are always moving in case he has to take off. Very skilled runner but is still a pass-first quarterback. Running is a last resort. Crazy elusiveness that allows him to change directions without altering speed. Oklahoma’s poor defense forced him into many shootouts but he never lost composure. Baseball background taught him to create effortless throws at all angles, speeds, and distances. Insane improvisation skills.

Weaknesses: I’m worried his great offensive line at Oklahoma spoiled him. His NFL o-line may not allow him to dance around in the pocket as much. Needs to learn to slide better. Lost a fumble against West Virginia from falling forward. Has to slide earlier as well. NFL linebackers are going to close in on him a lot faster.

Pro Comparison: Russell Wilson. Can make magic on a broken play. Able to run a read-option based offense or drop back every snap if needed. Both have the baseball background as well.


Dwayne Haskins
Ohio State | 6’3” | 231 lbs.

Strengths: Hyper productive (50 TDs) against solid competition with limited starting experience. Already looks very mature and polished. Climbs the pocket well while always keeping his eyes downfield. Accurate throws on the run. Takes what the defense gives him. Spreads the ball around without forcing it to anyone.

Weaknesses: Heavy feet. Isn’t always able to escape when the pocket collapses. Rarely faced with the adversity of having to play from behind. Lost against Purdue for this reason. Overzealous with fitting balls into tight windows.

Pro Comparison: Jared Goff. Possesses all the intangibles and is capable of leading a dominant team with the right pieces and coaching staff.

2019 NFL Draft Analysis: Wide Receivers

Every week up until the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, The Barber’s Chair will post weekly scouting reports of the top prospects to watch in this year’s selection class. The players are listed in no particular order. The heights and weights of each athlete were gathered from NFL.com’s official Combine results page.

AJ Brown
Ole Miss | 6’0”| 226 lbs

Strengths: Intelligent route-runner that commands targets. Averaged over seven catches per game in 2018. Will always get open in a zone or soft coverage. Has good hands and can improvise. Focuses on getting open every play rather than aiming for a home run. Found success against highest level of competition.

Weaknesses: Worked mostly in the slot. Teams may want to move him around. Fast but wont take the top off a defense. Rarely faced press coverage. Not sure if he can out-muscle someone.

Pro Comparison: Jarvis Landry


DK Metcalf
Ole Miss | 6’3” | 228 lbs

Strengths: Other-worldly athlete that stole the show at the combine. Rare combination of strength and straight-line speed for someone his size. Good at come-back and hook routes. Will make you pay if he gets defensive back out of position.

Weaknesses: Often glued to the cornerback. Has a really difficult time separating against above average competition. Would disappear on film for extended periods. Only wins in softer coverage. Very limited route tree and had a few bad drops. Someone his size needs to get better at boxing out DBs for jump balls.

Pro Comparison: Sammy Watkins

One benefit of the doubt I’ll give to Metcalf is that Jordan Ta’amu, his quarterback at Ole Miss, still has a lot of room to grow in terms of accuracy and making progressions. However, once I started watching the tape, it made a lot more sense as to why his stats didn’t match his combine workout. He’s still learning to be a wide receiver. He can be a great compliment opposite of a veteran wideout but forcing him into a WR1 slot would be too much to ask right now.


N’Keal Harry
Arizona State | 6’2” | 228 lbs

Strengths: Big, strong receiver that cranked out as many reps (27) as Metcalf at the combine. Good hands with the ability to create something special after the catch. Great control of his body for catch jump balls and back shoulder throws. Had his best moments and production working out of the slot. Good slants and double moves.

Weaknesses: Has a hard time beating outside corners. Rarely fools them with his route running. Worried he’ll get shut down if he doesn’t move to the slot full-time. Looks sluggish at times. Almost looks like he lost a step between seasons. That provided inconsistent tape as a result. He’ll alternate between average and superstar. Created a couple big plays where he reversed field. Hopefully that doesn’t cause big loss plays in the NFL.

Pro Comparison: Anquan Boldin, but needs to develop


Parris Campbell
Ohio State | 6’0” | 205 lbs.

Strengths: A versatile receiver with world-class speed (4.31). Used a lot with jet sweeps and can return kickoffs. Sneaky good route runner but can get even better. Doesn’t need much room to burn you after the catch. Will get open over the middle all day long. Torched a 10-1 Michigan defense (6-192-2) in every way he knew how. Ceiling could be very high in the right opportunity.

Weaknesses: Very rarely put in a position where he needed to make contested catches. Ohio State knew how to showcase his speed while hiding his lack of strength. His NFL team needs to do the same. Had a couple of stretches in 2018 with a lack of production.

Pro Comparison: Curtis Samuel


Marquise “Hollywood” Brown
Oklahoma | 5’9” | 166 lbs.

Strengths: Absolute burner that can create unreal separation behind the safeties. Not just a straight-line runner as he can be devastating after the catch. Lines up all over the line of scrimmage. Doesn’t shy away from the CB1, regardless of his size. Somehow never gets tired over the course of a game. Will find a way to get open when his quarterback needs to improvise. Refuses to get tackled. Can catch balls over the shoulder with a defender on top of him. Turns on the jets as soon as he sees a DB out of position. Not a one-trick pony. Found success running various routes rather than just streaks and deep posts.

Weaknesses: The pillowy defenses of the Big 12 gave him plenty of room to reach his top speed. Hardly ever faced a high-level press corner that could put the clamps on him. Scouts will obviously see his size as an issue. Not going to box out many guys. Needs to put on some weight so he can endure getting tackled long-term.

Pro Comparison: DeSean Jackson

79th and Halas Ep. 123 - "Amos is the Opps"

On this surprise episode Scott & Flows go over the recent Free Agency signings by the Bears and how they improve the team.

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Random Acts of Podcast EP229: The City Is Under New Management

On this week’s episode of RAOP we start off the show by chopping it up about all the recent transactions in the NFL. And then we get DDot Omen (@DDotOmenBlog) on the phone to talk about Yes Julz taking legal action on him, how to keep culture vultures away from the Culture and his new company THOROS LLC. Remember to send in YOUR questions, #TheyNeedTheirAssBeat or #RealNiggaOfTheWeek submissions, email us at MAIL@RAOPodcast.com or call 424-260-RAOP to leave a voicemail.

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Ball Don't Lie EP. 43 - "Get Paid, Black Man!"

Scott and Dante weigh in on a frenzied start to free agency, Odell's move to the Browns and AB's move to the Raiders. Plus fan incidents at games and Goofy Mog of the Week!

Topics:
NFL Free Agency
- Chicago Bears moves
- Odell to Browns
- Antonio Brown to Raiders
- winners/losers
NBA
- Warriors recent slump
- Are the Rockets the biggest threat out west?
- Fan incidents at games
Goofy Mog of the Week

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79th and Halas EP 122 - Offseason Moves

Scott and Flows are back to preview the start of the new league year! What moves should the Bears make once free agency begins, who should they target in the draft, and much more!

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Ball Don't Lie EP. 42 - That's Problematic!

A new Game of Thrones trailer precedes Thursday's premiere of the latest MCU hero! X from The Looking Glass joins Scott & Pierce to talk season 8 of Thrones, Captain Marvel and DC vs. Marvel. Then, Scott and Pierce ponder who's to blame for the Lakers season, dive into Antonio Brown's comments last week on The Shop, 2 Chainz' new album and our Goofy Mogs of the Week! The problematic button gets whipped out a bunch in this one.

Topics:
Game of Thrones trailer
Captain Marvel
DC vs. Marvel
Who's to blame for the Lakers season?
Will missing the playoffs stain LeBron's legacy?
Battle for the West 3rd seed
Luka vs. Trae Young for ROY
Antonio Brown on The Shop
Should the NFL abolish the franchise tag?
Kyler Murray to Cardinals done?
Bryce Harper signs with Phillies
2 Chainz "Rap or Go to the League"
Goofy Mog of the Week

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Ball Don't Lie EP. 41 - Ya Hate To See It

Scott and Dante go in on a number of topics, from the Sox missing out on Manny Machado to the Lakers turmoil to Jussie's lying ass.

Topics:

Manny Machado disses the White Sox
- who is to blame?
- Sox season predictions
- has thoughts on the rebuild changed?
Bryce Harper still unsigned
The Real Housewives of Hollywood
What's wrong with the Celtics?
Can the Rockets challenge GSW in the West?
Bulls 5-2 since Otto Porter trade
Jussie Smollett's lying ass
Goofy Mog of the Week