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Samuel Gold
Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns. Follow me @SamuelRGold. For all of Sam's articles: Click Here. Sam is a guest contributor at Upvoted.com by Reddit, InsideThePylon, and RedskinsCapitalConnection.
Patrick Mahomes QB Scouting Report Cover

Patrick Mahomes has awful mechanics, but a cannon for an arm

What is the price for the ultimate backyard quarterback? That’s what we will find out with Patrick Mahomes from Texas Tech. The former three-star, dual threat quarterback became their starter as early as his freshman season, unseating … Articl…

Apr 30, 2017 Samuel Gold
Mitch Trubisky QB Scouting Report Cover

Mitch Trubisky’s red flags make me hesitant to draft him in the first

Becoming a full-time starter for just one season, Mitch Trubisky from North Carolina is seen by many as a first round selection in the upcoming NFL Draft. The former three-star, dual threat quarterback from Ohio, spent his first three seasons… A…

Apr 27, 2017 Samuel Gold
Consensus Mock Draft Intro 4-10

2017 consensus NFL mock draft: 75 mock drafts rolled into one

After the Seattle Seahawks signed Luke Joeckel and Oday Aboushi, it looks for now like the offensive line is in a much better position than it was last year. Joeckel-Glowinksi-Britt-Aboushi-Ifedi already sounds better than Fant-Glowinksi-Britt-Ifedi-Gi…

Apr 24, 2017 Samuel Gold
Joe Mixon RB Scouting Report Cover

Joe Mixon has first round talent, but is he worth the risk?

Morality or football potential? This is the question general managers will face in evaluating the prospect of drafting Joe Mixon this year. A former five-star, all-purpose back in the 2014 recruiting class, Mixon chose Oklahoma over Wisconsin,… …

Apr 22, 2017 Samuel Gold
Deshaun Watson QB Scouting Report Cover

Deshaun Watson needs to sit for a season before starting in NFL

One of the most controversial prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft is Deshaun Watson. Supporters believe he’s a franchise quarterback based on his clutch performances in the college playoffs when he led the Clemson Tigers to a comeback victory… Art…

Apr 20, 2017 Samuel Gold
Seattle Seahawks Team Needs

What are the Seahawks biggest needs in the NFL Draft?

With the NFL Draft approaching, I wanted to take a brief look at the biggest needs for the Seattle Seahawks. I also looked at some potential targets the team can acquire after the bulk of the free agents have signed. In my opinion, the three biggest&he…

Apr 15, 2017 Samuel Gold
Mike Williams Scouting Report

Mike Williams is incredibly talented but extremely raw

The class of wide receivers in the 2017 draft is without a doubt talented, but there is a lot of debate about how the top 5-10 players in the group should be ranked. One of those guys has a familiar name for a wide receiver but is in fact his own ̶…

Apr 13, 2017 Samuel Gold
Corey Davis Scouting Report

Corey Davis’ route running makes him the best wide receiver in the draft

A little known prospect out of Wheaton, Illinois, Corey Davis did not receive many offers from FBS programs. Poor grades and a bad home situation made many recruiters wary at the collegiate level. In his senior year, he worked hard to become … A…

Apr 11, 2017 Samuel Gold
John Ross Scouting Report

What sort of receiver will John Ross be at the next level?

John Ross was a three-star recruit out of Southern California and played for the Washington Huskies for four seasons. While many saw him as a potential first round pick in the upcoming draft, he gained national attention by setting the 40-yard… …

Apr 08, 2017 Samuel Gold
Mock Draft ConsensusPostCombine

Seahawks take offensive tackle Cam Robinson in consensus mock draft

In my first consensus mock draft of the 2017 NFL Draft season, the Seattle Seahawks take Cam Robinson, offensive tackle from the University of Alabama, with the 26th selection. This mock draft was created using the average selection of 48 other……

Apr 05, 2017 Samuel Gold
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