Andrew DiCecco

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SMU football prospects to watch when the Mustangs play Memphis

On Saturday, the Southern Methodist Mustangs (3-0, 0-0) will face off against No. 25 ranked Memphis Tigers (1-0, 0-0) at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Due to a rash...

NDSU tackle Dillon Radunz using showcase game to boost stock

On Saturday, the always-formidable North Dakota State Bison will square off against Central Arkansas in their only contest of the fall. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Trey Lance, a potential top-15 pick in...

Ragin’ Cajun RB Elijah Mitchell leading the way for Louisiana

The nationally-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns earned their place among college football's elite for many reasons. Shrewd game-planning from head coach Billy Napier, brilliant quarterback play from senior Levi Lewis, and formidable...

Tate Martell again facing uncertainty in his college career

Before flaming out at multiple programs, Tate Martell was unanimously regarded as one of the 2017 recruiting class's crown jewels. The electric dual-threat quarterback compensated for his slight stature with bravado,...

Coastal Carolina RB C.J. Marable gaining national attention in 2020

Though recent history indicates otherwise, the Sun Belt Conference is generally viewed as inferior compared to college football's powerhouse conferences. The neglected conference, which has produced countless next-level prospects, is home...

Memphis RB Kylan Watkins finally gets his chance

Whether it's been Darrell Henderson, Tony Pollard, Patrick Taylor, Antonio Gibson, or Kenny Gainwell, the Memphis Tigers have exemplified success in recent years, producing a wealth of backfield talent. Gainwell, an electrifying...

Kansas WR Stephon Robinson Jr. ready to be recognized

Recent history indicates that the Kansas Jayhawks, who have combined for six wins over the past two seasons, are perennially found at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference standings. However,...

Florida State CB Asante Samuel Jr. aims to rise in 2020

While Florida State may have been outgunned by some of the ACC's juggernaut offenses in 2019, the Seminoles return a veteran-laden secondary, led by senior safety Hamsah Nasirildeen and junior CB Asante...

Penn State running back Journey Brown could dominate in eventual return

In recent years, the Penn State Nittany Lions have established a rich tradition of churning out running backs with tantalizing next-level ability. Saquon Barkley is an elite runner that holds the...

Clemson RB Lyn-J Dixon could be vital weapon in 2020

The Clemson Tigers boasts the most complete running back in football in Travis Etienne. Etienne, who has eclipsed 200-plus carries over the past two seasons, is widely expected to be the...

Pat Freiermuth could mount Hockenson-like rise in NFL Draft

With the Big Ten Conference opting out of the fall 2020 college season due to concerns surrounding the current health situation, many prospects will be deprived of a final opportunity to...

Analyzing the top Memphis prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft

Last season, the Memphis Tigers took the college football world by storm. Coming off a bleak 8-6 season in 2018, the Tigers became a 12-2 heavyweight in 2019. Morphing into an...

UL Monroe RB Josh Johnson set to distinguish himself in 2020

While hurdles stand in the way of college football's commencement, the Sun Belt Conference has yet to bow out of the 2020 season. Often overlooked and wrongfully dismissed, the competitive conference...

UCF cornerback Tay Gowan ready to emerge on national stage

While the state of the college football season remains in flux, one of the conferences that has yet to back out of the 2020 season is the American Athletic Conference. The...

Next Man Up: ISU QB Hunter Dekkers offers lofty upside

In the debut of our 'Next Man Up' series, we highlight ISU QB Hunter Dekkers. Dekkers, a highly-touted prospect from Hawarden, Iowa, is currently projected to be Brock Purdy's successor in...

Temple WR Jadan Blue deserves more recognition in 2020

The American Athletic Conference is home to some the premier offensive players in college football. Davey O'Brien Award hopefuls Shane Buechele and Brady White both offer intriguing upside at the quarterback...

Can Wake Forest WR Sage Surratt boost his 2021 NFL Draft stock?

While SEC talent typically garners most of the headlines in college football, particularly at the skill position, there is a plethora of pro-ready talent dispersed around the country. Sure, Ja'Marr Chase,...

UVA football’s Joey Blount situated to take command of secondary

The ACC boasts a vast array of defensive playmakers poised for next-level success. While much of the conference talent consists of what many would consider household names, several prospects have gone...

Louisiana Lafayette quarterback Levi Lewis chasing greatness

The Sun Belt Conference has a long-standing history of competitive play and churning out next-level talent. Still, the oft-overlooked conference is commonly cast aside in favor of the powerhouse programs currently...

2021 NFL Draft: Sam Ehlinger has more to prove despite success

The 2021 draft class features a diverse batch of quarterback prospects. Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields sit atop the signal-caller hierarchy, while Brock Purdy, Jamie Newman, and Trey Lance could all...

Michigan EDGE Kwity Paye poised to close out career in big way

Though overshadowed by Ohio State and Penn State in the perpetual battle for Big Ten supremacy, the Michigan Wolverines have a reason for optimism in 2020. Sure, the quarterback position remains...

Vanderbilt LB Dimitri Moore flying under the radar in 2020

For one reason or another, talented players are casually glossed over every season. Some fail to live up to preconceived size requirements, while others generate little fanfare as a result of...

Pittsburgh DT Keyshon Camp remains steadfast amid setbacks

If everything goes according to plan this season, the upside-laden Pittsburgh Panthers' defensive line will be recognized among the nation's best. While Jaylen Twyman and Patrick Jones II are universally perceived...

Akron linebacker Bubba Arslanian rising above prototypical conventions

There is a long-standing myth that size reigns supreme when evaluating prospects. This myth has since been debunked by the progressive wave of undersized playmakers that have become increasingly prevalent in...

Virginia linebacker Charles Snowden a modern-age defensive catalyst

In a concerted effort to combat the growing trend of spread offenses and 12 personnel that has become increasingly prevalent in today's game, second-level defenders that possess the requisite blend of...

Washington Huskies edge rusher Joe Tryon poised for stardom

The 2021 NFL Draft figures to include an enticing batch of pass rushers poised to make an immediate impact at the next level, headed by Miami's Gregory Rousseau and Wake Forest's...

The Pitt Panthers boast the country’s most complete defensive line

There are many distinguished defensive lines in college football worthy of carrying the "dominant" label. While few would bat an eye if Clemson, Alabama, or Ohio State sat atop the preseason...

After sudden breakout, tight end Josh Pederson still aims higher

For every blue-chip talent across the country preparing for their final season atop the college football world, the vast majority of next-level hopefuls are mired in obscurity, their teetering draft stocks...

DiCecco’s 2-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, the focus now turns to evaluating a talent-infused 2021 class, while trying to find ideal fits as we look ahead to the...

Previewing Clemson wide receivers in 2020 after Justyn Ross’ injury

When Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney confirmed that star wide receiver Justyn Ross would miss the 2020 campaign with a "congenital fusion" earlier this week, a spotlight was cast on senior...

Previewing the Sun Belt’s top wide receivers and tight ends in 2020

The Sun Belt Conference features a bevy of talented pass-catchers primed to make waves this season. This particular contingent of offensive playmakers comes in varying shapes and sizes, but all possess...

Miami RedHawks offensive tackle Tommy Doyle is a player to watch

The Middle Atlantic Conference, much like the Sun Belt, rarely gets the credit it's due but has quietly produced its share of top-tier NFL players over the years. Khalil Mack, Brandon...

Troy linebacker Carlton Martial is one of college football’s best kept secrets

The Sun Belt Conference has a long-standing history of producing some of the top prospects in college football, and the 2020 season figures to be no exception. Delving beneath the surface,...

The top 25 NFL running backs heading into the 2020 season

While the days of having a true, workhorse running back are all but extinct in today's NFL, there are special talents around the league that possess the innate intangibles to transform...

Syracuse safety Andre Cisco poised for college football stardom

The 2020 college football season will hopefully be upon us before we know it. As amazing as it may sound, the 2021 crop of talent expected to enter the draft offers...

Highlighting the top Pac-12 cornerbacks of the 2021 NFL Draft

If you happen to be a fan of stellar cornerback play, the Pac-12 Conference has you covered in more ways than one this season. Whether you enjoy watching tall lockdown defenders...

The top 25 NFL cornerbacks heading into the 2020 season

For one reason or another, I've always been drawn to the cornerback position. While I was certainly captivated by the bravado they carry, I was more so fascinated by their ability...

2021 NFL Draft: Identifying the top Sun Belt running backs

Although the Sun Belt Conference continuously churns out next-level prospects each year, the conference is often overlooked when compared to its more formidable counterparts, so this year figures to be no...

Candidates for the QB3 title in the 2021 NFL Draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, the focus now shifts to an equally tantalizing 2021 class. Four quarterbacks came off the board in the opening round last month,...

2020 NFL Draft Grades: Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns entered the 2019 campaign with budding optimism. Their talent-laden offense, led by ascending second-year signal-caller Baker Mayfield, was expected to complement a young, talented defense that suddenly boasted...

2020 NFL Draft Grades: Green Bay Packers

The start of the Matt LaFleur era in Green Bay culminated in a deep playoff run, though the disheartening loss in the NFC Championship bout with the San Francisco 49ers revealed...

2020 NFL Draft Grades: New York Jets

The 2019 season was supposed to be one of promise for the New York Jets. The storied franchise finally moved on from the Todd Bowles era, turning the controls over to...

LSU wideout Justin Jefferson slips in round 1 to Minnesota Vikings

The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft has officially drawn to a close, but not without copious draft day slides and eyebrow-raising selections. Going into Thursday evening, there was growing...

Four potential first-round risers in the 2020 NFL Draft

Draft day is finally here, folks. All the mock drafts, rumors, and smokescreens generated are now rendered futile, as we are merely hours away from entering the first round phase. Like...

Josh Hammond: The forgotten Florida wide receiver in the NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, which generally means teams have finalized their notes and have a hold on where prospects sit on their respective big boards. For the sea...

Andrew DiCecco’s final 2020 NFL Mock Draft

We are merely days away from the NFL Draft, and to some degree, there is less certainty than a month ago, with smoke beginning to build as teams prepare to make...

Forged by competition, Isaiah Coulter eyes 2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft boasts a historic class of wide receivers, one that figures to trump the prolific 2014 group that saw an astounding 16 pass catchers come off the board...

Fresno State LB Mykal Walker a product of the process

The NFL Draft is the ultimate proving ground of a long and arduous evaluation cycle. It's where mock drafts and big boards are laid to rest, and where the cream typically...

Rebuilt, revitalized Hampton QB Deondre Francois eyes 2020 NFL Draft

In the NFL Draft, it is hardly a rarity for next-level evaluators to revisit a prospect that toiled in the depths of anonymity after once experiencing college stardom. For one reason...

Slippery Rock quarterback Roland Rivers III no stranger to new beginnings

If you're a team in the market for an intriguing signal caller outside of the first round this year, there are several appealing options, if you look hard enough. While many...