cornerback

Raiding the IDP Waiver Wire: Week 9

If you follow this column, then you know I didn’t have my best week weeding out pretenders in the box scores of Week 7. In Week 8, Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen played more snaps than fellow safety Juan Thornhill for the first time since opening day when Thornhill was returning from injury. Is 30-year-old Sorensen just now turning into a good player? He now has nine tackles and a turnover in each of his last two games. More importantly, he tied for the team lead in snaps.

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Still on the Market: Logan Ryan

The biggest name still on the market for the cornerbacks has to be Logan Ryan. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round, as the 83rd selection overall of the 2013 NFL Draft. Ryan spent the first four seasons of his career with the Patriots before he hit free agency and signed with the Tennessee Titans.

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IDP Change of Scenery: Cleveland to Las Vegas

One of the bigger names left on the market, Damarious Randall, just agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Raiders a few days ago. Unhappy with their veteran leadership and play at the safety position, they signed Randall to a one-year prove-it deal. There are no official numbers yet, but I would expect them to be team-friendly, and it’s been reported at $3.25 million.

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IDP Change of Scenery: Denver to Los Angeles

One team that addressed a need was the Los Angeles Chargers, who looked to upgrade and improve their cornerback group, signing Chris Harris Jr. They have veteran Casey Hayward on one side and super talented Swiss army knife, Desmond King covering the slot, but they need to improve their third corner of the group.

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Killing the Combine

Every year we seem to have a handful of players that amaze us with there athletic awesomeness. Even when we expect great results from certain players, we still get wowed. This year was no exception, as there was once again some standout take notice performances. Here we take a look at a few of the next group of stars to be.

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Davion Ellison – Interview

Duquesne Dukes #1 Defensive Back
Twitter: @DaiUno1_2014 All-County & All-League honors as a senior for Don Bosco PrepWas a three-star recruit according to 247 Sports Composite, ranked No. 25 player in the state of New Jersey & No. 100 nationally at his position29 Career Games for Syracuse (15’-17)105 Tackles, 1 Interception, 6 Pass Break Ups, 2 Forced Fumbles2018 Transferred to Duquesne

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IDP Devy Preview

The best way to get a leg up in your dynasty leagues is to know the next class of players before they hit the NFL. Whether you’re a devy or regular dynasty IDP player, this article will help you identify some of the key players climbing the ranks at the college level.

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Reid Harrison-Ducros: Interview

 Duquesne Dukes #27 Defensive BackTwitter: @rducros27Instagram: @reidhd5A member of the USA Football U19 National Team that defeated Canada, 33-0, at the International Bowl Jan. 31, 2016 at Cowboys StadiumNamed a Scout.com second-team all-state selection in Texas as a senior at Colleyville Heritage HS in Colleyville, TexasWas a three-star recruit per ESPN.com, rated as the No. 66 player at his positionWas a three-star recruit according to 247 Sports Composite, rated No. 149 nationally for his position11 Career Games for Boise State (16’-17)23 Tackles, 1 TFL, 4 Pass Break Ups12 Career Games for Duquesne (18’)31 Tackles, 0.5 TFL, 5 Pass Break Ups, 1 Forced FumbleWho introduced you to the game of football?My dad introduced me to the game of football. Ever since I was a baby I’ve always either had a football in my crib or was playing “crawling football” since I couldn’t walk, stuff like that. It just seems like I’ve always been around the game.Why did you transfer from Boise State to Duquesne to further your football career?When I initially signed, the DC and the DB coach who recruited me there, left right after. It was clear to me that the new DC’s vision for the defense was to have thicker guys at the corner position. In fact, they brought in a 6’0”, 200 lbs. CB in the spring of 2017 and immediately put him in the starting spot. I did eventually earn the starting position, but a big part of me getting my opportunity was because that CB they brought in got suspended. I played well the first 3 games and I was rated the top player overall on that team as per PFF rankings. Then against Virginia, I got a minor injury and had to come out of the game. From then on, I barely played any defensive snaps and it was very apparent what the DC had in mind for the defense. I then had to make a decision to either stay where I was at under the same staff or leave, so I left. I chose Duquesne for two reasons:  1. It provided a National Tier 1 education, and 2. They play in a high passing conference and they promised to play me in the slot which is where I feel like I project at the next level. That being said, I have no hard feelings for anyone at Boise State and I am extremely happy at Duquesne.

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Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl Week: Defensive Standouts

  After a bustling week in Mobile, here are some thoughts on a talented class of defensive players that were on display at the Senior Bowl. It was a superb week for many front-seven defenders, a group that was definitely the star of the week. As mentioned below, grading defensive backs in a practice setting …

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IDP Devy Player Profile: Jaire Alexander, CB, Louisville Cardinals

Every year, I seem to have a “guy” when it comes to the NFL Draft.  A prospect who maybe isn’t necessarily the top player, but he excites with enthusiasm, special traits, and a love for the game.  A few years ago, this “guy” was Jared Goff.  Last year, Jamal Adams.  This year’s candidate may just …

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IDP Rookie Mid-Season Review: Part 3: DB Edition

We’re just over halfway through the 2017 regular season in the NFL. The IDP team reviewed the 2017 rookie class:  what they’ve done this season so far and what we can expect going forward. @DFF_IDPDoc and @seahawksdan8 will continue with the DB rookies from the 1st 3 rounds of the draft and other IDP relevant …

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Under the Radar: Week 2 IDP Starters

I’m here with a few IDP sleeper starters based off the MFL starting percents. Anyone under 50% starting would be a player I would consider a sleeper and a player who could help your lineups this week. If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking at each position for any advantage you can find. [profiler]Blake …

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