2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT
I am finished bashing players in our 2019 NFL Mock Draft, as I watched the likes of Ed Oliver drop substantially since I heard Mel Kiper barking about him being the consensus overall number one pick before last college football season. The snippet below is from Bleacher Report's Mike Chiari.
"Houston Cougars defensive tackle Ed Oliver is the No. 1 prospect on ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper's 2019 NFL draft big board that released Wednesday.
The rankings represent Kiper's final big board before the official start of the 2018 college football season.
Oliver, who is set to enter his junior season, is coming off two highly productive campaigns at Houston."
ED OLIVER SCOUTING REPORT
Ed Oliver 2019 NFL Draft Scouting report on 2019 NFL Draft DL prospects page.
This is what I found on Ed Oliver about 2-3 games into the 2018 college football season. Click on 2019 NFL Draft DT prospects name to actually see what I am talking about on tape, against the Rice Owls.
DT - 6'3,280LB Ed Oliver - Houston
Strengths - Instinctively quick off of the football and will be an elite pass rusher at the next level. Has quick and reactive hands that can be seen shedding blocks like a middle linebacker, against Rice.
Weaknesses - While he is similar to Aaron Donald, Oliver can be seen getting manhandled at :51 seconds into the highlights against Rice. Oliver can get blown off the ball at times, but as you can see on the very next play, is dangerously quick to the football.
LATEST NFL MOCK DRAFT
Mel Kiper Jr normally has a very inaccurate "latest NFL mock draft", when it comes to how things actually pan out as far as players on the defensive line. He overanalyzes players by their looks and body structure, rather then their production on the football field. Especially when the players he mostly talks about are represented by his friends in the sports agency world. This does not mean that said player is better then let's say, Jaylon Ferguson at the defensive end position. Our insiders will receive pertinent NFL Draft analysis directly from Coach Trout, the owner of College Football Today, who has a vast network of pro resources to find out who is who in order to adequately prepare his 2019 Mock Draft.
2019 NFL MOCK DRAFT 7 ROUNDS
All 7 rounds of our 2019 NFL Mock Draft will be released to insiders as we move through each prospect and 2019 NFL Draft team needs. Some of these needs will be addressed by free agency and off season trades, which will in turn effect our 2019 NFL Mock Draft. We have will have 2019 NFL Draft prospect analysis for viewing and insiders 2019 NFL Combine news as we move closer to the 2019 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS
College Football Awards will also be voted on by insiders throughout the college football season and we will be releasing our watch lists for the 2019-2020 CFB season in the next few weeks. We had a great year in our first year at College Football Today and it was very exciting to see so many great football recruits move and excel in the world of College Football Today. Check out our College Football Awards at every level by clicking HERE!
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CFB INSIDERS NEWS
CFB Insiders news features the release of our "CFT" insiders program in part, as we have many exciting features for college football fans world wide to keep them entertained year around. With companies like Rivals.com being involved with ranking fake college football recruits, their credibility has dwindled, especially the college football recruiting industry. We are in a very competitive industry and facts must be relied upon when it comes to young men's lives. Check out some of our CFT insider programs features below and join early for exclusive deals in our College Football Today vintage sports apparel shop.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL RANKINGS
College football rankings this season at College Football Today featured having the top teams at the FBS, FCS, D2 and NAIA levels making it into their respective college football championships or playoffs. We used a very large recruiting network created by the owner of College Football Today at Scout Trout Elite to track all CFB coaching changes and recruiting activity the past four recruiting classes. Having this knowledge available made it much easier to determine our college football top 25's much farther in advance week by week throughout the 2019 college football season. We came to a conclusion that we were either heavily assisting or influencing the AP Top 25, Coaches polls and even were very close with the college football playoff committee. Below are buttons linked to Top 25 articles we conducted against the other national CFB Top 25's, click to read are cases throughout the season for each CFB Top 25 team.
FBS TOP 25
From insiders FBS Top 25 voting page at College Football Today
CFT insider polls has 108 teams available for FBS Top 25 voting below (will accept write-ins), along with Top 25 FCS, Top 25 D2, Top 25 D3 & Top 25 NAIA polling. In order for insiders to receive their store coupons, (we can make whatever item or team you want!) they will need to provide a survey form in which will be under each Top 25 polling on why they voted for the college football team that they did. These polls will be tallied weekly, as we did in the 2018 regular season to help us form our College Football Today Top 25's, which are released a full day before any other major polls during the regular season. We have a lot of evidence on our FBS Top 25 page and on our CFT news feed that will make your vote truly count when official polls come out. Every week we will feature our top CFT insiders, who contributed the most input into our college football top 25 polls. These weekly winners will be compiled into a CFB Bowl playoff to decide who will join the College Football Today team as a "CFT Insiders Expert" and have their own page on our website.
FBS Preseason CFT fan polls can be found below. There are 12 separate polls which feature a total of 108 FBS college football teams are featured in our FBS Top 25 fan polls. Simply click what team you would like to vote for below (may vote in multiple boxes if you choose or just for one team) and our polling app will produce us the results immediately. We used pie charts to gauge almost a million votes for our Top 25's, recruit rankings and CFT All-American's, this past season and insiders forms at the bottom will be directly forward to College Football Today staff.
FCS FOOTBALL RANKINGS
FCS Football rankings at College Football Today can be accessed by clicking the image above of our FCS power rankings image. Below, you will find the top FCS football teams in the nation and mostly all major FCS football programs in College Football Today. You may vote on 84 FCS teams below and write in a team not listed at the end of page. You may vote for multiple teams for the Top 25, but only one vote per team will be counted.
CFB RECRUITING NEWS
Factual and trustworthy CFB recruiting news can be very hard to come by these days as collegiate staffs are not allowed to directly communicate with media networks. That being said, our network receives messages on all social media accounts daily, emails, text messages and phone calls from parents of recruits and recruits themselves. The information 99% of the time comes with pictures or is backed up by the recruits school's officials via transcript requests and school visits. Information on recruits progress throughout the offseason is being updated to make sure our recruit rankings process is thorough. Insiders will have a chance to grade top football recruits via polling as seen below. They will receive insider news that other networks simply do not have. We plan on implementing more CFB recruiting strategies like our recruit rankings camps that are starting on March 31st. Insiders will receive instant news from the camp on recruits combine numbers and will have access to recruits footage for recruitment purposes. Insiders will be able to recommend recruits for CFB recruit rankings and help us evaluate recruits we add to our S.T.E.P recruit rankings algorithm. With NCAAF evaluation period coming up, this will be a fun time to engage in behalf of your favorite college football teams recruiting and provide insight on local athletes in your area for recruit rankings purposes.
CFB RECRUIT RANKINGS
A Insider CFB recruit rankings example can be found below. Click on the Hudl combine stats screen shot to view the former recruits Hudl account. Then click on what "Star" rating you would deem that recruit in College Football Today. These results will be released to the insiders and the general public once we reach a final star rating determination. This process will be added to our S.T.E.P ratings process to help further evaluate top college football recruits.
Part two of our CFT Insiders program will feature the 2019 NFL Mock Draft Rd's 2-7 and the more insiders perks that can't be beat anywhere in sports insiders news today.
CFB COACHING CHANGES
There have been 27 CFB coaching changes heading into the 2019 CFB season at the Division I FBS college football level. We have been tracking college coaching changes the past four CFB seasons at Scout Trout Elite LLC to develop our college coaches contact lists and to make sure it is up to date with current CFB coaching changes. Below you will also find FCS, D2, D3 & NAIA coaching changes headed into the 2019 college football season. There are 129 FBS teams and one transitional team heading into the 2019 NCAA footballs season. (20.93% turnover)
Akron: Replaced Terry Bowden with Tom Arth
Akron: Jayden Everett (RBs)
Appalachian State Scott Satterfield for Eli Drinkwitz
Bowling Green: Mike Jinks for Scot Leffler
Central Michigan: John Bonamego for Jim McElwain
Charlotte: Brad Lambert for Will Healy
Colorado: Mike MacIntyre for Mel Tucker
East Carolina: Scottie Montgomery for Mike Houston
Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson for Geoff Collins
Houston: Major Applewhite for Dana Holgorsen
Kansas: David Beaty for Les Miles
Kansas: Kim Dameron
Kansas State: Bill Snyder for Chris Klieman
Liberty: Turner Gill for Hugh Freeze
Louisville: Bobby Patrino for Scott Satterfield
Maryland: DJ Durkin for Mike Locksley
Massachusetts: Mark Whipple for Walt Bell
Miami: Mark Richt for Manny Diaz
North Carolina: Larry Fedora for Mack Brown
Northern Illinois: Rod Carey for Thomas Hammock
Ohio State: Urban Meyer for Ryan Day
Temple: Geoff Collins/ Manny Diaz for ???
Texas State: Everett Withers for Jake Spavital
Troy: Neal Brown for Chip Lindsey
Utah State: Matt Wells for Gary Andersen
West Virginia: Dana Holgorsen for Neal Brown
Western Kentucky: Mike Sanford for Tyson Helton
FCS FOOTBALL COACHING CHANGES
There have been 24 FCS football coaching changes heading into the 2019 college football season. There are 125 FCS college football programs in NCAA football currently. (19.2% Turnover)
Austin Peay: Will Healy for Mark Hudspeth
Brown: Phil Estes for James Perry
Bryant: James Perry for Chris Merritt
Bucknell: Joe Susan for Dave Cecchini
Charleston Southern: Mark Tucker for Autry Denson
Chattanooga: Tom Arth for Rusty Wright
Drake: Rick Fox for Todd Stepsis
Eastern Illinois: Kim Dameron for Adam Cushing
Elon: Curt Cignetti for Tony Trisciani
Howard: Mike London for Ron Prince
Jackson State: Tony Hughes for John Hendrick
James Madison: Mike Houston for Curt Cignetti
Lehigh: Andy Coen for Tom Gilmore
Maine: Joe Harasymiak for Nick Charlton
McNeese: Lance Guidry for Sterlin Gelbert
Morgan State: Ernest Jones for Tyrone Wheatley
North Carolina Central: Grant Eastman for Trei Oliver
North Dakota State: Chris Klieman for Matt Entz
Northern Arizona: Jerome Souers for Chris Ball
Sacramento State: Jody Sears for Troy Taylor
Southern Connecticut State: Peter Rossomando for ???
Stephen F Austin: Clint Conque for Colby Carthel
Texas Southern: Mike Haywood for Clarence McKinney
William & Mary: Jimmye Laylock for Mike London
DII FOOTBALL COACHING CHANGES
DII football coaching changes featured 23 new coaching hires and there are 169 D2 football teams in NCAA D2 Football that play in 17 conferences. (13.6% Turnover)
Angelo State: Will Wagner for Jeff Girsch
Arkansas Tech: Raymond Monica for Bo Atterberry
Clark Atlanta: Kevin Ramsey for ???
Dixie State: Shay McClure for Paul Peterson
East Stroudsburg: Denny Douds for ???
Fort Lewis: Joe Morris for Brandon Crosby
Franklin Pierce: Rashad Watson for Russell Gaskamp
Glenville State: Eric Smith for ???
Indianapolis: Bob Bartolomeo for Chris Keevers
Kentucky State: John L Smith for Charlie Jackson
Kentucky Wesleyan: Taurean Smith for Craig Yeast
Lake Erie: Gerald Hazzard for Reilly Murphy
Limestone: Tony Ierulli for Brian Turk
Missouri Southern State: Denver Johnson for Jeff Sims
Missouri S&T: Tyler Fenwick for Todd Drury
Northeastern State: Rob Robinson for JJ Eckert
Savannah State: Erik Raeburn for ???
Seton Hill: Isaac Collins for Daniel Day
Southeastern Oklahoma: Bo Atterberry for Tyler Fenwick
Tiffin: Gary Goff for Chris Reisert
Texas A&M Commerce: Colby Carthel for David Bailiff
West Virginia Wesleyan: Del Smith for Tony Testa
Valdosta State: Kerwin Bell for Gary Goff
DIII COLLEGE COACHING CHANGES
DIII college football coaching changes featured 20 college coaching changes at the NCAA DIII football level. There are 250 Division III college football teams that play in College Football Today.
Albion: Craig Rundle for Dustin
Allegheny: BJ Hammer for ??
Aurora: Rick Ponx for Don Beebe
Beloit: Seth Duerr for ???
Bowdoin: JB Wells for BJ Hammer
Buffalo State: Jerry Boyes for Christian Ozolins
Concordia-Chicago: Mike Juscik for Jason Aubry
Earlham: Nick Johnson for ???
Elmhurst: Ron Planz for Jeff McDonald
Husson: Gabby Price for ???
John Hopkins: Jim Margraff for Greg Chimera
McMurry: Lance hinson for Jordan Neal
North Park: Mike Conway for Kyle Rooker
Saint Vincent: Ron Dolciato for Aaron Smetanka
St. Scholastica: Georgia Penree for Mike Heffernan
SUNY Maritime: Clayton Kendrick Holmes for Mickey Rehring
Thiel: Don Blume for Mike Winslow
Widener: Mike Kelly for Mike Barainyak
Wilkliamette: Glen Fowles for Isaac Parker
Wisconsin_ Eau Claire: Don Larson for ???
NAIA FOOTBALL COACHING CHANGES
NAIA football coaching changes featured 12 new coaching hires in a college football league that features 92 participating NAIA collegiate football programs. (13.04% Turnover)
Bethel: Brent Dearmon for Michael Jasper
Carroll: Mike Van Diest for Troy Purcell
Faulkner: Shayne Wasden for Tommy Wasden
Jamestown: Josh Kittell for Brian Mistro
Kansas Wesleyan: Matt Drinkall for Myers Hendrickson
Lindenwood- Belleville: Kevin Turco for Pat Stewart
Mayville State: Sean Thom for Jeff Larson
McPherson: Paul Mierkiewicz for Jeremiah Fiscus
Oklahoma Panhandle State: Russell Gaskamp for Bob Majewski
Rocky Mountain College: Jason Petrino for Chris Stutzriem
Warner: Jason Petrino for Chris Stutzriem
Warner: Rod Shafer for Kirk Talley
Other College Staff Changes
Northern Colorado: Trent Matthews (OLBs)
ARMY: Jim Collins (Director of Recruiting)
North Park: Vacant DB/LB
Central Missouri: Vacant TE/OL
Findlay: Vacant (StudentCoach)
BEST CFB TEAMS 2019
As we continue our best CFB teams in 2019 series at College Football Today, we have began to update our college coaches directory, which is featured at Scout Trout Elite LLC Football. In total 13.86% turnover in all of College Football Today at head coaching positions.
AAF WEEK 3
AAF week 3 featured two games that could be considered upsets in Salt Lake City toppling the Arizona Hotshots by a score of 23 to 15 and the San Diego Fleet steam rolling the San Antonio Commanders 31 to 11. This drastically changed out AAF CFT Power Rankings, as you will find below. Coach Mike Martz and his offense have seemed to hit their stride, as his intricate offensive system would take time to build chemistry. The Orlando Apollos were in a tough battle against Memphis, but they stay atop the power rankings in week 3 at College Football Today, as the Iron have been steadily impressive as of late.
AAF WEEK 3 SCORES
Salt Lake 23, Arizona 15
Orlando 21, Memphis 17
Birmingham 28 at Atlanta 12
San Diego 31, San Antonio 11
AAF POWER RANKINGS
AAF power rankings heading into week four can be found below and things are starting to heat up in the inaugural AAF season.
1.(3-0) AAF Orlando Apollos
2.(3-0) AAF Birmingham Iron
3.(2-1) AAF San Diego Fleet
4.(2-1) AAF Arizona Hotshots
5 (1-2) AAF Salt Lake Stallions
6.(1-2) AAF San Antonio Commanders
7.(0-3) AAF Memphis Express
8.(0-3) AAF Atlanta Legends
AAF WEEK 4 GAMES
AAF week 4 games can be found below and Salt Lake City will have a chance to move up even higher in the AAF power rankings, as our insiders have decided that Salt Lake deserves the 5th spot in out power rankings. They believed San Antonio's defense would never allow up so many points as they did on the road tonight in San Diego and Salt Lake gave Arizona their first loss of the season. Everyone has beaten Atlanta pretty badly, so even though Birmingham won in convincing fashion, they still remain at number two behind the Orlando Apollos.
Orlando at Salt Lake
Saturday, March 2
San Diego at Memphis
Saturday, March 2
San Antonio at Birmingham
Sunday, March 3
CBS Sports Network
Atlanta at Arizona
Sunday, March 3
TAMU FOOTBALL 2019
TAMU football 2019 looks to really extract revenge for last year's 2 point conversion, which would have cataclysmically shifted the world of College Football Today. What if Texas A&M converts and beats Clemson? Many have asked this question in College Station and this year the rematch will take place in death valley, as Texas A&M has one of the toughest schedules in all of college football in 2019. Jimbo Fisher and TAMU football play the toughest teams year in and year out, as you will see below.
OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL 2019
Oklahoma football in 2019 will be looking to make it back into the college football playoffs to get one step further to hoisting a national championship trophy. With the Lincoln Riley contract extension, the addition of former Alabama QB Jalen hurts and on of the best 2019 college football recruiting classes in the nation, the Sooners are certainly heading in the right direction. With Texas and Oklahoma both reloaded for the 2019 Big 12 college football season, I can't wait to watch another epic Red River Rivalry and possible Big 12 championship once again in 2019. The keys for both teams will be consistent play out of all three sides of the football in the very competitive Big 12 football conference, as they have amassed a good amount of standout talent in college football today.
CFB TOP 25
Our CFB Top 25 will be updated again after we tally and conduct more college football rankings top 25 fan polling. We have received tens of thousands of top 25 fan votes and will be going through more analysis of each of our preseason top 25 teams and the rest of the college football recruiting classes conference by conference. Our FCS, D2 & NAIA Top 25 will also be apart of our 2019 best college football teams series at College Football Today in the coming weeks. Click buttons to view below.
BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS
The best college football teams heading into the 2019 college football season still have yet to be determined. But when looking back at the 2018 college football season and by each teams' 2019 CFB recruiting classes, along with new transfer arrivals, we can start to get a clear picture of who will be the top teams heading into 2019 spring football. Below is the list of our top ten FBS programs, as we start to break down who we think is the best of the best at each NCAA football level.
5. Texas A & M
6. LSU Tigers
7. Florida Gators
9. Notre Dame
CLEMSON FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Clemson football recruiting was ranked 10th overall according to 247 sports and Rivals.com, which baffled me when looking at the talent they had amassed in the 2019 CFB recruiting class. Players that were labeled "3 stars" by these networks like Logan Cash and Kaleb Boateng will prove to be elite college football players for the mighty Clemson Tigers and graded out as 5 star recruits at College Football Today. Even four star recruits like tight end Jaelyn Lay and linebacker Kane Patterson are underrated and will be significant impact players for the Clemson Tigers. With Trevor Lawrence coming back with Travis Etienne, who are both strong candidates for the 2019 Heisman Trophy Award, Clemson remains at number one heading into the 2019 college football season.
TEXAS FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Texas football recruiting had the likes of one of my favorite highly rated athletes by everyone Bru McCoy, added late to their already stellar recruiting class and with the talent coming back in 2019, I have the Longhorns tied with Alabama at number two in the country. Top 2019 OL Recruit Tyler Johnson graded out as the top overall 2019 OL recruit at College Football Today and will provide elite protection for years to come for Longhorns Quarterbacks. Peter Mpagi our of George Ranch High School was one of the more impressive defensive ends in the 2019 CFB recruiting class and will be an elite pass rushing presence for the longhorns defense. With Sam Ehlinger and the Texas offense increasing production the way they did as they season moved along and with the big win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, I could see a magical season for the Longhorns of Austin, Texas.
ALABAMA FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Alabama football recruiting had the number one 2019 college football recruiting class and continue to amass talent to avenge their 2018 CFP National Championship loss to the Clemson Tigers. Alabama football was simply outmatched in this contest, as the defensive line was too ferocious even for the likes of Tua. That being said, we should expect another run at an SEC title in 2019 and Alabama to be right back where they were in 2018 in contending for the National Championship. Year in and year out Coach Saban and staff have epitomized what it means to be leaders in the college football recruiting industry. And with a plethora of talent rolling into Tuscaloosa once again, the staff should be extremely pleased with their 2019 recruiting class and the future of Alabama football.
OREGON FOOTBALL RECRUITING
Oregon football recruiting was extremely impressive and they even went all the way to Florida to grab one of my favorite linebackers in Ge'Mon Eaford who graded out very highly in our first ever CFB recruit rankings at College Football Today. Also, big time wide receivers like Lance Wilhoite and Mycah Pittman, along with transfer from Penn State Juwan Johnson will provide more targets for top 2020 NFL Draft QB prospect Justin Herbert. I believe Justin made a wise decision to stay another year at Oregon, as he now has plenty of weapons around him to boost his 2020 NFL Draft stock through the roof. This should be a very exciting season for the Oregon Ducks football program in PAC 12 play. Oregon fell at number 9 overall in our initial preseason 2019 CFB rankings and have been labeled as one of are dark horses to make the college football playoff in 2019.