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NFL Combine: The Top Stories From Indianapolis

Only in Indianapolis will you see scouts, coaches, and executives dining next to college basketball cheerleaders. Such is the case in Indy this week as the NFL Combine and the Big Ten Women’s Basketball tournament take place within a few blocks of each other. The league’s rumor mill is churning; here are the top stories from this week in Indianapolis

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NFL Combine: The Top Stories From Indianapolis
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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 26: Luke Rodgers

Shawn welcomed in Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) for an in-depth chat about the NFL Draft process, thoughts on this year's crop of signal callers, what it was like to be in the green room the night his brother Aaron fell down the draft board to the Packers (plus how Shawn and Luke ended up at the same restaurant that same evening), plus his podcast Sports Related with this brother and former Bachelor constant Jordan. 

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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 26: Luke Rodgers
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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 25: Bob Kravitz + Darren "Doogie" Wolfson

Bob Kravitz join the Football Headquarters Podcast to break down the Colts coaching drama, the future health of Andrew Luck, and the Indy’s plans for the #3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Plus Darren “Doogie” Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop Podcast called in to talk about the hiring of new Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo and the possible pursuit of Kirk Cousins.

 

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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 25: Bob Kravitz + Darren "Doogie" Wolfson
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The Construction of a Super Bowl

One of the biggest decisions of Eagles GM Howie Roseman's career awaits as he comes off a Super Bowl win with an injured young star and a seasoned vet that no one expected to be there.

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The Construction of a Super Bowl
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The Agent Industry Is Broken

In today's industry, the largest agencies are “buying” players on the NFL’s top scouting lists using financial guarantees, up-front signing bonuses, and luxurious training accommodations that smaller agencies, with more limited resources, have a hard time providing.

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The Agent Industry Is Broken
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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 24: Sam McGuffie + Antonio Montero

With the 2018 Winter Olympics upon us, Shawn welcomed in American bobsledder and former NFL player Sam McGuffie to talk about his transition from football and track, to rugby, and eventually to bobsledding and having the opportunity to represent his country in Pyeongchang

 

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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 24: Sam McGuffie + Antonio Montero
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Updated 2018 Player Rankings

Updated post-Senior Bowl 2018 NFL Draft Player Rankings (over 800 players ranked). UTEP OG Will Hernandez has seen his stock rise as fast as any player in the country

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Updated 2018 Player Rankings
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TSP Scouting Report: Josh Allen QB Wyoming

Blessed with a rare combination of size and arm strength, Josh Allen has one of the most talented arms to enter the league in the past decade. Yet, his lack of consistent accuracy and a questionable completion percentage will continue to stand out as warts on Allen’s highly-impressive resume.

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TSP Scouting Report: Josh Allen QB Wyoming
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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 23: Andrew Brandt + Allen Trieu + Brandon Lang

Football Headquarters Super Bowl Edition - Sports Business analyst Andrew Brandt, high school recruiting expert Allen Trieu, and the inspiration for the Matthew McConaughey & Al Pacino film Two For The Money, swings in to talk about the biggest gambling event of the year.

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Shawn Zobel’s Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 23: Andrew Brandt + Allen Trieu + Brandon Lang
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Senior Bowl Money Makers

At the end of every Senior Bowl there is always a list of players who helped themselves financially on the field. Here is our list of prospects who make up the 2018 Senior Bowl Money Makers

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Senior Bowl Money Makers
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Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 22: Live from the Senior Bowl

Shawn is down in Mobile, Alabama for the Senior Bowl taking a look at the next batch of prospects that will be graduating to the NFL. He talks about the players that have impressed at practices this week and his takes on the big name quarterback prospects Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield. Plus Shawn breaks down exactly what when wrong for the Minnesota Vikings in the 38-7 NFC Championship Game debacle versus the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.

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Football Headquarters Podcast – Episode 22: Live from the Senior Bowl
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Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Report

Over the course of two back-to-back practices on Wednesday afternoon, we saw a number of players stand out and establish themselves as premier players in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft

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Senior Bowl Day Two Practice Report
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Senior Bowl Day One Practice Report

We are live in Mobile, Alabama for the 2018 Senior Bowl. Following Tuesday's first set of practices, here is the Senior Bowl Day One Practice Report, headlined by a strong performance from Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield

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Senior Bowl Day One Practice Report
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2018 Senior Bowl Preview

The 2018 Senior Bowl kicks off this week in Mobile, Alabama. The Sideline Pass will be live on site for practices and to document one of the biggest Senior Bowls in the past decade. As the week gets started, here is a preview of the biggest storylines of this year’s game

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2018 Senior Bowl Preview
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2018 Draft Underclassmen Tracker

As of Monday's deadline, a reported 113 underclassmen have declared for the 2018 NFL Draft

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2018 Draft Underclassmen Tracker
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Tears of Joy

By putting on the proverbial glass slipper, Stefon Diggs transformed the Vikings into the Cinderella of the 2018 Playoffs

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Tears of Joy
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Emptying the Scouting Notebook - 1/12/18

In scouting it is rare to find a consensus opinion among scouts that a running back is the best prospect in the draft. However such is the case in 2018 as Penn State's Saquon Barkley looks to become one of the first players drafted in April. Here is this week's "Emptying the Scouting Notebook"

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Emptying the Scouting Notebook - 1/12/18
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The Baker Mayfield Test Case

Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Baker Mayfield may become the ultimate test case for NFL general managers - he offers the leadership, confidence, and contagious personality that has made Russell Wilson into one of the premier QB's in the NFL - yet also has enough red flags in the "baggage" variety to remind them of Johnny Manziel

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The Baker Mayfield Test Case
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Emptying The Scouting Notebook - 1/5/18

Starting today and every Friday moving forward, I'll dive into the actual scouting part of the industry and take a look at a few players who are worth knowing. Introducing, "Emptying The Scouting Notebook":

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