Sleeper: Carlos Henderson WR Scouting Report

OBJ??? No, but check out could be the next OBJ!

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Carlos Henderson: Louisiana Tech/ Height: 5’11″/ Weight: 199lbs/40 time: 4.46/ Bench Press(225): 13 reps/ Broad Jump: 131 inch/ 20 yard shuttle: 4.35

OBJ: LSU/ Height: 5’11″/ Weight: 198lbs/ 40 time: 4.43/ Bench press(225): 7 reps/ Broad Jump: 122 inch/20 yard shuttle: 3.94

When you watch film and just say “Wow” it’s usually a great sign for the prospect. When watching Carlos Henderson film I was amazed at how physical he was for a WR. This guy just plays all out and is not satisfied with turning a screen into a four yard gain, he wants to get the first down then run over a poor cornerback and then be forced out of bounds.

After watching his film there was one comparison that came to mind which was OBJ. Both were considered undersized wide-outs coming out who needed to work on the finer aspects of route running. But, we have all seen how OBJ has been doing in his career and I would say his route running has proven to be solid enough. Size is overplayed for receivers as it does help, but with a good quarterback the quickness of receiver’s is often more important to create separation. Henderson showed ability to set up defenders and create separation to catch balls from a below average quarterback. He also showed the ability to take it to the house every single play no matter how many defenders were around him he just has the ability to escape and overpower them. His yard per catch average was amazing each year at Louisiana Tech  2014: 19.6 yds 2015: 21.5 yds 2016: 18.7 yds all of which show how explosive this man is.

Henderson’s game was not all about speed or quickness though he was a smart player continually finding the chains and finding a way to get there. The way Louisiana Tech used him was great as they put him in good match-up situations and he showed the ability to get positive yards from the slot, out wide, running back, and in the return game. In fact he averaged 32.2 yards per kick off return on limited duties. This versatility makes him very dangerous particularly for a team that would use him as the Packer’s used Ty Montgomery. I can’t say it enough he just has rare ability to find space, accelerate, and find the endzone.

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One real concern that is relevant is some concentration drops on tight slant plays. He is a hand catcher so I don’t think he will have a drop issue that plagues him throughout his career. The offense he was in at Louisiana Tech is also somewhat concerning considering it was very pass heavy and he caught a lot of screen passes. I say that as if it’s a bad thing, but then I watch what he does after the catch and he just turns nothing into something. Which some say is a result of the competition he was playing, but some if not most of the plays are just amazing at how many guys he takes on. I am a firm believer no matter what the competition if you make 4 to 5 guys miss on one play you have some type of instinctive wiggle that not many have.

If all of his background checks out he is going to be some type of player for a team in the second round. I haven’t heard any rumblings of him in the first, but as a second round guy that could come in and help right away he could excel whether it be in the return game or at receiver. Just how everyone wants to say Deshaun Watson (Clemson) is a gamer and that’s good enough, Carlos Henderson is a GAMER who can take it to the house every play.

 

 

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Miami Dolphins 2017 Win-Loss Prediction

The Miami Dolphins made the playoffs last year for the first time since 2008, under first year coach Adam Gase. The question now is, was it a one year fluke or is this the start of a new era for the Dolphins. If the Dolphins want to make it back to the postseason, they don’t have an easy path. This years schedule has been released, and the Dolphins have the sixth hardest Schedule amongst the NFL. I believe the Dolphins can build off of last year’s success as long as injuries do not become a factor. This is a young team who is hungry for success with a win now approach.

 

Dolphins-Ndamukong-Suh-has-has-another-strong-game.jpgThe Dolphins only play 7 home games this year. They play a game in London this year , and they are considered the home team. As exciting of an experience it is to play it London, it is kind of unfortunate. In reality, a home game is taken away. Let’s take a look at the Dolphins schedule.

Week 1: Home Buccaneers
Week 2: Away Chargers
Week 3: Away Jets
Week 4: Home Saints (London)
Week 5: Home Titans
Week 6: Away Falcons
Week 7: Home Jets
Week 8: Away Ravens
Week 9: Home Raiders
Week 10: Away Panthers
Week 11: Bye
Week 12: Away Patriots
Week 13: Home Broncos
Week 14: Home Patriots
Week 15: Away Bills
Week 16: Away Chiefs
Week 17: Home Bills

Week 1 ( Buccaneers) – Home and Season opener I believe the Dolphins will thrive in this game and show the league they are no push over anymore. I do believe they come out with a win in this game, but it will not be easy. Mike Evans will be hard to contain, and the Buccaneers have a stingy defense who have a lot to prove to. Both of these teams are in the same boat. Both are young and hungry for success. This game should be entertaining, a nail biter, and I believe the Dolphins start the season on the correct note.

Record : 1-0

Week 2 (Chargers)- Last year these two teams faced off , and they put on a show. The game was capped off with an interception by Dolphins Linebacker Kiko Alonso who returned it to the end zone to seal the game. Talent wise the Dolphins are a more skilled team. The Chargers are a aging team that has much more experience though. The Chargers are a good team, but I don’t believe they will be able to handle the Dolphins explosive offense. However, you have to consider the weapons the Chargers have gained including a returning Keenan Allen and new rookie receiver Mike Williams. My prediction is the Dolphins get a early lead , and than run away with the game. The hot start will continue through week 2.

Record 2-0

Week 3 (Jets)- To put this in a Simply way the Jets are in the rebuilding process. No one knows who will be the Quarterback, the Defense is shaky although I really do like the pick they used in the first round. They selected LSU safety Jamal Adams. I believe he will become a instance leader for their young D. After all of that though the Jets will struggle to win this year. The Dolphins swept their Division foes last year, and I suspect the same to proceed this year. Dolphins win in a blowout, and people start seeing the Dolphins are for real.

Record 3-0

Week 4 (Saints)- All time the Dolphins are 1-2 in London games. I personal can’t stand the London Games as I believe it can mess a team all up. People don’t realize how much a effect going through time zones really has. Dolphins Star Running back Jay Ajayi is from England, and he will have a field day in this game I believe. Saints have a explosive offense , but the defense is not a solid group. This game has all the making to be a shootout. Dolphins win in England in a close high scoring game.

Record 4-0

Week 5 (Titans)- The hot start comes to a end in week 5. They won’t be 100% coming back from England. Also to top that off the Titans are a young and explosive team ready to breakout. QB Marcus Mariota will have a very explosive year, and he has some major weapons. They will be a exciting team to watch. Titans blew the Dolphins out last year. I would not be surprised if the same happens this year. Week 5 will be the week the Dolphins come back to earth. Dolphins lose.

Record 4-1

Week 6 (Falcons)- Away game against the defending NFC Champ will be no easy task. One Main problem is I don’t think the Dolphins have a man who can guard Julio Jones the whole game. The Falcons are dominant in almost every facet of the game. They should of been the Super Bowl champ , but crumpled apart in the second half. If the Dolphins won this game it would show a lot. It would show this team is ready to try to take the crown from the Patriots in the division. As good as all of that sounds I don’t believe it will happen. Dolphins suffer back to back defeats.

Record 4-2

Week 7 ( Jets)- As I said earlier the Jets will be a miserable team. Home or Away the Jets really will have no advantage at all this year. Maybe next year will be a different story , but it’s not next year. The Dolphins win in dominant form once again. They will look to start a win streak back up with this win.

Record 5-2

Week 8 (Ravens)- Last season the Ravens ended Miami’s lengthy win streak by absolutely destroying them. This was a wake up call for them. That defeat showed them they were not as good as they thought. I don’t think that game has really slipped there minds. The Dolphins will look go to get a little payback in a Defensive game. Both teams have seriously upgraded the defensive side of the ball. That’s why I believe this game it may be hard to score. This game will be a hard thought grueling game that I think the Dolphins prevail In a close one.

Record 6-2

Week 9 (Raiders)- This is a prime time game for the Dolphins. All eyes will be on them. The Raiders have a dynamic offense witch includes Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch who is fresh out of retirement, and finally Amari Cooper. Plus they have a stingy Defense who does whatever it takes to get the job done. I suspect the Raiders to be Super Bowl Contenders this year. This game will be a very good game I believe. If the Raiders were home I would pick them I believe , but they are not. The Dolphins win a close game.

Record 7-2

Week 10 (Panthers)- The Panthers are looking for some revenge following last season. They went from one of best to the worst team in a matter of a year. I believe this will be a extremely tough team to beat this season. Cam Newton will be back to his MVP caliber plus he has a very exciting new weapon he can use to his disposal. His name is Christian Mccaffrey who could easily be debated as the most explosive rookie this year. This is a team I don’t believe the Dolphins defense will be able to contain. The Dolphins will take a step back this week , and take a loss to the Panthers.

Record 7-3

Week 11 – Bye Week

Record 7-3

Week 12 (Patriots)- This is the first match between the two rivals this year. I don’t think I really have to say it. The Patriots are a really talented football team. Somehow they seemed to of gotten so much better this offseason. They turned one of the top Defenses into a even better one , and they also acquired one of the best playmakers in the NFL Brandin Cooks. They make few mistakes, and capitalize on the opposing teams mistakes. I do believe the Dolphins will steal one game from New England this year , but not in this game. Tom Brady will lead the Patriots to a demanding win in week 12.

Record 7-4

Week 13 (Broncos)- Dolphins will get back on track in week 13 with a win against the Broncos. The Broncos have a bunch of question marks surrounding them. They do not have a experienced enough QB, the O-Line is subpar , and they have a shaky running game. If Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch breaks out than the Broncos could be a decent team. I don’t think that will happen though. The Defense is still a top defense, but I don’t think that will be enough for Denver this year. Dolphins win.

Record 8-4

Week 14 (Patriots)- The Dolphins get revenge. This game is a home game. I really don’t know how , but the Dolphins will find a way to win this game. They will contain New England’s elite playmakers. The magic from last season will return , and the Dolphins will look like an elite team in this game. It will be a hard fought out win. Winning this game would be huge. Any time you beat the defending super bowl champ your team is seemingly on the right track.

Record 9-4

Week 15 (Bills)- The Dolphins play the Bills twice in the final three weeks. The Bills are a decent team. They have question marks, but they have potential. I don’t like this game for Miami. It feels like a trap game. Going to Buffalo late in the season is miserable. The game will be freezing. Nothing seems to stack up for Miami in this game. The Bills pick up a cheap win where most likely a lot of sloppy football will be played.

Record 9-5

Week 16 (Chiefs)- This game also does not favor Miami. For Starters the Chiefs are going to be a good team this season. They have a quick fast paced Offense that’s hard to stop, and they have a elite defense. Second off its a away game. The Chiefs have one of the crazier crowds in football. Finally once again it’s going to be very cold. All of this does not favor the Dolphins. The Dolphins have a better chance wining against the Bills in Week 15 rather than this game. Dolphins will suffer another loss.

Record 9-6

Week 17 (Bills) – The Dolphins will win this game. They come back home after a lengthy road trip , and impress their fans. They will kill the Bills in this game to cap off their season. They will finish the season 10-6 following this game. This game will most likely also lock them up to another postseason trip.

Record 10-6

I have the Dolphins going 10-6 , and grabbing one of the wildcard spots. This year will be a fun year for Dolphins fans. They have possibly one of the most exciting offenses in the NFL. They also have now a much improved defense. The Dolphins are no joke anymore. They are a contending team, and they feel they have a lot to prove because they don’t think they get the respect they deserve. Should be a fun year for Dolphin Fans!

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Pre Season Senior Position Rankings: QB

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1) Jeremiah Briscoe-SHSU (➡UAB)
2) Kyle Lauletta-Richmond
3) Devante Kincade-Grambling State
4) Bryan Schor-James Madison
5) Jake Sisson-Edinboro
6) Hunter Wells-Youngstown St
7) Cameron Birse-Murray St (➡ Arkansas St)
8) Alejandro Bennifield-Chattanooga
9) Jordan Hein-Bemidji State (➡UNI)
10) Troy Cook-UT-Martin (➡FSU)

Honorable Mentions:

Chris Streveler-South Dakota

Jack Heneghan-Dartmouth

Michael Keir-Cal PA

Hayden Hildebrand-Central Arkansas

Divivsion II All Americans: Pre-Season

 

First Team

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Our First Team All American Signal Caller, Edinboro’s Jake Sisson.

QB Jake Sisson Edinboro Sr
RB Marty Carter Grand Valley Sr
WR Brody Oliver Colorado Mines Sr
WR Damon Gibson MSU Moorhead Sr
TE Tanner Hudson Southern Arkansas Sr
OT Jared Machorro Texas A&M Commerce Sr
OG Lavonte Hights Shepherd Sr
C Taylor Nikithser Cal-Pa Sr
OG Nolan Folkert Minnesota Duluth Sr
OT Alex Cappa Humboldt St Sr
DE Marcus Martin Slippery Rock Sr
DT Brandon Jones Texas A&M Kingsville Jr
DT Demetrius Farmer Ohio Dominican Sr
DE Sydney Omameh Grand Valley Sr
LB Kyle Kitchens Catawba Sr
LB Osband Thompson Tuskegee Sr
LB Luke Hrapchak Cal-Pa Sr
DB Drew Hebel Black Hills St Jr
DB Bakari Triggs Lindenwood Sr
DB Carlo Thomas Johnson Smith Sr
DB Tavierre Thomas Ferris St Sr
K Joel Carlo Southeastern Oklahoma Jr
P Carter Anchors Pittsburgh State Jr
Ret Ta’Nauz Gregory Edinboro So

Second Team

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North Alabama WR Dre Hall

QB Bart Williams Grand Valley State Jr
RB Romello Brown Wayne State Sr
WR Trey Brock Hillsdale Jr
WR Dre-Antae Hall North Alabama Sr
TE Erik Fuller Minnesota State Sr
OT Craig McCorkle Cal-Pa So
OG Tommy Richardson Wayne State Sr
C Jeff Arnold Indiana-Pa So
OG Joe Hillin Mars Hill Sr
OT Brandon Schindler Bemidji State Sr
DE Zach Sieler Ferris State Sr
DT Dre Greer Minnesota Duluth Jr
DT Jemal Averette Indiana-Pa Sr
DE Myles Humphrey Shepherd Sr
LB Kevin Haynes Central Washington Sr
LB Camnik Campbell East Central Sr
LB David Smith Morehouse Sr
DB Gregory Hines Livingstone Sr
DB Peter Thorbahn Bentley So
DB Travis Tidwell Michigan Tech So
DB Kevin Coffie West Virginia State Sr
K Kevin Henke North Alabama Sr
P Jonathan King Carson-Newman So
Ret Marvelle Ross Notre Dame (OH) Jr

Tyrant Scouting News

Division III Pre Season All-Americans

Central Arkansas Roster Breakdown

Big Board Aftermath: How did we do?

QB position rankings:FCS, Division II, and Division III


University of Central Arkansas Roster Breakdown

University of Central Arkansas Roster Breakdown

Head Coach: Steve Campbell

Conference: Southland

Last Season Record: 10-3

Games vs FBS: Arkansas State

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Top Rated Players Returning

LB George Odum

LB Chris Chambers

DE Cardell Best

DT Chris Terrell

CB Jaylon Lofton

Overview

The Central Arkansas Bears should come into the 2017 season hungry, looking to finish what they couldn’t in 2016. Last year was, statistically, a banner year for the program. They finished the regular season with only one loss, and was the strongest defense in the Southland Conference, just squeaking by a strong McNeese State squad.

The offense was equally impressive, again finishing second in the conference, more than 80 points ahead of the next closest team — again McNeese St. The Bears were about as well-rounded a team as you can get, but it didn’t translate to the ultimate success. Something they hope they can rectify this season. But it won’t be easy. The Bears lost a lot of firepower on offense to graduation, and the Sam Houston State Jaguars look to be just as potent this season as last.

Thankfully for the Bears, most of their biggest defensive contributors are returning. Led by Cardell Best and Chris Terrell up front, and stud linebackers Chris Chambers and George Odum, the Bears look to reign in Sam Houston State and keep their stranglehold on the rest of the Southland Conference. This time getting to the promised land of a championship.

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Offense

The Bears offense was strong last season, led by strong senior leadership at the skill positions. Led by wide receivers Desmond Smith and Jatavious Wilson, and running back Antwon Wells, the Bears offense was good enough for second in the conference. A conference known for high-flying, air-it-out football. Other than quarterback Hayden Hildebrand, that offensive firepower has all left the friendly confines of Estes Stadium for the next phase of their lives.

Now the honus will be put squarely upon Hildebrand and head coach Steve Campbell to re-tool the offense and replicate, and expand, the success of the 2016 squad. They had the offensive firepower to dominate most of their competition. But when it mattered most, they couldn’t hold up. The 2017 squad may struggle to meet the high standards set by last year’s team, but the defense may be strong enough to make up for their shortcomings.

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Defense

If you’re going to survive in the Southland Conference, you have to be able to do one of two things. Score with the best of them, or be able to shut down a massive passing attack. The strength of the 2016 Central Arkansas team was, by far, their defense. The offense was strong, but the defense was their bread and butter. With the core group of defenders returning for one more run in 2017, it’s now or never for this group.

Cardell Best and Chris Terrell wreaked havoc upon opposing offenses in 2016, finishing 8th and 9th respectively in tackles for loss. They were even better when it came to disrupting the passing game, with Terrell coming in 6th in the conference with seven sacks, with Best not far behind at 8th with 5.5.

With one more year under their belts, and only one more year to go, both players should be hungry to improve upon those numbers. These two will be the driving force behind what looks to be another dynamite Bears defense.

The secondary for the Bears, on the other hand, may prove to be a bit suspect. They lost their best defender, Tyler Williams to graduation. Williams led the team last season with four interceptions, and led the entire conference in passes defended with 27. That kind of production is hard to replace. Lucky for them, both Tremon Smith and Jaylon Lofton are returning to form another strong core group of senior leadership, this time on the defensive side.

It will be that strong defensive leadership that will ultimately determine how far the 2017 squad goes. If the defense can put the team on its back, and have the young guys on offense gel quickly, the Bears should be a strong title contender this season.

Pre-Season Senior Position Rankings: OG/C

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Our #1 ranked interior O-lineman, Justin Lea and his Jacksonville State RB Roc Thomas.

1.) Justin Lea (Jacksonville State) Ht: 6’4 Wt: 295

2.) AJ Bolden (James Madison) Ht: 6’3 Wt: 305

3.) Daquan Blake (North Carolina A & T) Ht: 6’3 Wt: 315

4.) Ben Huss (Duquesne) Ht: 6’2 Wt: 300

5.) Tyler Tezeno (Sam Houston State) Ht: 6’4 Wt: 317

6.) Lavonte Hights (Shepherd) Ht: 6’4 Wt: 296

7.) Robert Luke (Montana) Ht: 6’4 Wt: 316

8.) Darrel Brown (Grambling State) Ht: 6’3 Wt: 319

9.) Taylor Nikithser (Cal-Pa) Ht: 6’4 Wt: 295

10.) Robert Burleigh (UT Martin) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 305

Honorable Mentions:

Tyler Tezeno (Sam Houston State), Stockton Mallet (Central Arkansas), Jacob Ohnesorge (South Dakota State), Chris Simmons (Trinity), Austin Kuhnert (North Dakota State), Joey Kuperman (Cal Poly)

Pre-Season Senior Position Rankings: OT

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Our #1 ranked Senior OT, Aaron Stinnie (James Madison)

1.) Aaron Stinnie (James Madison) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 290

2.) Randin Crecelius (Portland State) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 295

3.) Brandon Parker (North Carolina A&T Ht: 6’7 Wt: 300

4.) Timon Parris (Stony Brook) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 310

5.) Ingram Tillard (Murray State) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 330

6.) Isaiah Brooks (Maine) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 295

7.) Alex Light (Richmond) Ht: 6’6 Wt: 305

8.) Anthony Coyle (Fordham) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 297

9.) Jamil Demby (Maine) Ht: 6’5 Wt: 305

10.) Dylan Cline (Jacksonville State) Ht: 6’4 Wt: 295

 

Honorable Mentions:

Alex Cappa (Humboldt State), Bryce Sweeney (UNI), Tyshon Mosley (Portland State), David Reese (Montana)

Division III All Americans: Pre-Season

First Team

 

Tyrant Scouting First Team QB selection, Chase Burton (Franklin).

QB Chase Burton Franklin Sr
RB Sam Benger Carnegie Mellon Sr
WR Koree Reed Hartwick Sr
WR Jesse Zubik Washington & Jefferson Sr
TE Cody Bain Coast Guard Sr
OL Chris Simmons Trinity Sr
OL Weston Smith Northwestern Sr
OL Kyler Kregel Wheaton Sr
OL Ty Shwallon Guilford Sr
OL Zack Kennedy Capital Sr
DE Mamadou Soumahoro Berry Sr
DT Haston Adams UMHB Sr
DT Nick Jacobsen UW-River Falls Sr
DE Davon Keith Emory & Henry Jr
LB Mason McKenrick John Carroll Sr
LB AJ Licata Alfred Sr
LB Darin Hungerford Kean Sr
DB Brooks Hepp Depauw Jr
DB Cal Lewellyn Centre So
DB Marcus Winters Trine Jr
DB Ethan Williams Maryville Jr
K Drew Pearson UW-Stout Jr
P Ryan Anderson Olivet Sr
Ret Alex Bell Hardin-Simmons Sr

 

 

Second Team

 

Tyrant Scouting Second Team selection, WR Brandon Shed (Hobart).

 

 

QB Conor Feckley Dubuque Sr
RB Chazz Middlebrook MacMurray Jr
WR Brandon Shed Hobart & William Sr
WR Kobe Williams Pacific So
TE Granger Long Muskingum Sr
OL Grayson Williams Emory & Henry Sr
OL Chris Osier Wash. & Lee Sr
OL Nate Trewyn UW-Whitewater Jr
OL Caleb Riggleman Marietta Jr
OL Cole Parrish Mount Union Sr
DE Trevor Zeibert Eureka Sr
DT Austin Crow Heidelberg Sr
DT Zack Roberson Sul Ross State Sr
DE JD Leisemann Wis. Lutheran Sr
LB Ryan Slager Grinnell Jr
LB Jakob Trautwein Castleton Sr
LB Greg Holt Tufts So
DB Louis Berry Mount Union Jr
DB Isiah Malone Augsburg Sr
DB Torii Hilbert Ohio Wesleyan So
DB Elan Harris Pomona-Pitzer Jr
K Eric Sachse Trinity Jr
P Francis Cole Anna Maria Jr
Ret Travis Jones Averett Sr