Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Bowl Edition #1

Bowl season is here but it doesn’t quite feel like bowl season just yet. With the vast majority of these teams being middling programs with six or seven wins and several top guys deciding to sit out, it could be better. But hey, football is football and we’ll take it anyway we can while it’s still here. In week two there are 13 games to be played, the last 13 before we get to the New Year’s Six. What players should you focus on, you ask? Here are the few that decided to play before leaving for the NFL.

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NFL Draft – Five Potential New York Jets First Round Targets

Clayton Smarslok with five prospective first round targets for the New York Jets

After Sunday’s victory against the Buffalo Bills, there were a lot of mixed emotions amongst us Jets fans. On one side, 21 year old, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold was able to lead a fourth quarterback comeback against a top 5 defense, on the road and in his first game back from injury. The team was in disarray, losing their last six games. One of which included a blowout to the Bills at home. A game like this was needed for the young guys on this team moving forward.


Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Post Regular Season

Clayton Smarslok with his post regular season college football cheat sheet

It was over before we knew it. No more weekly Saturday games until next September but it was a great season to look back on. It had young first year starters take over the sport, major upsets, redemption stories and one of the most memorable games in regular season history.

With every bowl game and three playoff games left to play the season isn’t over yet, but for many top prospects their collegiate careers are finished. They make the smart business decision to sit out their meaningless last game to ensure their health heading into the offseason. With that, let’s review the last week and the season as a whole for some of these soon to be NFLers.


NFL Draft – Three Quarter Season 2019 NFL Mock Draft

Clayton Smarslok with a first round NFL mock draft…

There are only four games left for each team, and it is now bowl season in college. The season flew by but that only means draft season is coming in hot and I’m here to get you all ready.

Over the past couple weeks, more and more draft eligible prospects have been declaring for the draft. However, one of the big names we are still not sure about is Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert. With all signs pointing to him returning, he will be the big name off of this list.

The draft order was from using the ESPN standings with the current strength of schedule as the tie-breaker (not head-to-head) for picks 1-20. Between 21-32 were my predictions for the 2018 playoffs with strength of schedule as the tie-breaker again.

Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Conference Championship Week

Clayton Smarslok with his weekly college football cheat sheet

The college football regular season may be over but we’re not done just yet. There are still conference championships to play for with the bowl season to follow. This is when you you get some of the best showdowns of the season, we can only hope that they all live up to our lofty expectations.


Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 13

Clayton Smarslok with his weekly college football cheat sheet

It feels like the season just started yet here we are at week 13, the last of the regular season. It may be the last week but it is rivalry week, giving us some of the games we look forward to all season long. Unfortunately there were some good ones yesterday but the some of the best were saved for today. Teams have a chance to get a year of bragging rights but more importantly there are championship games on the line and the possibly the last opportunity to extend the season for one more game for many teams, also meaning it could be the last game for several NFL prospects.


Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 12

Clayton Smarslok with his weekly college football cheat sheet…

At week 12 we’re getting down to the end of a great season. However, this won’t be the greatest of weeks. With many top contenders playing against teams like Citadel, Rice and others of a lower stature, there aren’t many can’t miss games. But these are the last couple of chances for prospects to show NFL teams what they’re capable of and if they should even make the jump at all.


NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 11

Clayton Smarslok with his weekly college football cheat sheet

The college season is winding down but there is still so much to be figured out. This week of games contains matchups that will dictate conference championships, bowl eligibility and maybe a player or two who will stand out to sit next to Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray at the Heisman ceremony. If you need some help knowing what games or players to watch for this Saturday afternoon, look no further.


New York Jets Coaching Report Card – Week 9

Clayton Smarslok with his weekly New York Jets coaching report card….

This was one of the more brutal games to watch in some time, and that is saying a lot. After the 13-6 loss against the Miami Dolphins in week nine, the Jets fall to 3-6 on the year, dropping three in a row. Frustration levels have risen to a season high from fans, players and coaches as the team looks to be fluttering. As the seats for the coaching staff are getting hotter and hotter by the minute, let’s go over how they did this past Sunday to help them get to this point.


Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 10

Clayton Smarslok with his weekly College Football Cheat Sheet

With the first edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings being released this past week, it’s the signal that the end is near. With bowl season rapidly approaching, there are only a few games left until there is no more tape on the players that will enter the draft in April. There is an incredible slate of college games in week 10, so find a spot on your couch that’s comfortable and watch what these prospects have to offer.