Week 8 notes...Hey guys, I unearthed some interesting situational trends/angles for this week. First off, road teams coming off of a tie are 0-7 SU and ATS the following week, losing by an avg. of 19.3 points. This makes sense considering they played an entire extra quarter, and now have to travel. This puts Seattle and Arizona in very tough spots. Seattle has to go on at 10 AM local time against Drew Bress. The Saints are averaging 36 PPG at home this season. Seattle's defense was also on the field for 47 minutes on Sunday! That's like playing a game and a half in one night. The Cardinals have to face a Panthers team coming off of a bye. Teams off a bye are 34-15 SU against teams who just played an OT game...I like how Walter lists Carolina as an underrated team. They are only giving the standard 3 points this week, and the public isn't really betting on them that much as of right now. They final appear to be a in a decent betting position....On to the New England game. Under Belichick, the Patriots are 10-2 ATS and 11-1 SU in regular season revenge games. With Brady, they are 8-0 SUATS. Brady didn't play in the first game against the Bills, but he should be completely focused considering this is his first game vs. an AFC East foe since his return. And finally, the last four times New England was looking for revenge in the regular season, they won by a combined score of 166-51! Trends and angles don't mean everything, but I still wanted to pass along this info.
The Ravens send the Chargers their 1st and 3rd rd picks this yr and next for their 1st rd pick
The Cowboys send QB Romo to the Jest for their 2nd rd pick
The Dolphins sned QB Tanneyhill to the 49ers for their 2nd rd pick
The Bears send QB Cutler to the Dolphins for their 2nd rd pick
These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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Sheldon Richardson*, DT, Missouri
Height: 6-3. Weight: 294. Arm: 34.48. 40 Time: 5.02. Projected Round (2013): Top-25. 4/6/13: Richardson had solid performances at his pro day and Combine that showed off his speed and athleticism.
Richardson had a superb junior season including a great game against Alabama. He had 14 tackles and a sack coming from defensive end against right tackle D.J. Fluker. Richardson flashes the speed to fire the gap and make plays behind the line. He has non-stop drive and makes a lot of tackles in pursuit. Richardson demonstrated one of the best motors of any player in college football. He is truly relentless.
Richardson returned a fumble 60 yards against Kentucky. He couldn't make plays going against guard Larry Warford, but made an impact when taking on other blockers. Richardson was a speedy disruptive force at the point of attack.
The redshirt junior totaled 75 tackles in 2012; a staggering number for a defensive tackle. He also had 10.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, three passes batted and three forced fumbles.
8/25/12: Richardson started two games in 2011 and saw playing time in the defensive-line rotation. He totaled 37 tackles with eight tackles for a loss and two sacks.
The redshirt junior will start in 2012. He played injured as a sophomore and had shoulder surgery that cause him to miss spring practice.
Zaviar Gooden, OLB, Missouri
Height: 6-1. Weight: 234. Arm: 32.38. 40 Time: 4.47. Projected Round (2013): 4-6. 4/6/13: Gooden missed the games against Arizona State and Central Florida. He finished 2012 with 61 tackles, an interception and four tackles for a loss. Gooden didn't compete well against South Carolina and Alabama.
It was a disappointing season for the senior, but he bounced back to perform well in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. Gooden looked a lot better there than he did during the fall. He was extremely fast at the Combine and did well on the bench press (27 reps). However, Gooden did not play up to his athletic ability in college.
8/29/12: Zavier Gooden was Missouri's replacement for Sean Weatherspoon in 2010, and the sophomore had a solid debut. He led Missouri with 85 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, two interceptions and two fumbles recovered.
Gooden didn't elevate his level of play as a junior as he recorded 80 tackles with six tackles for loss and two interceptions. He needs a big senior season in order to be a second-day pick.
Brad Madison, DE, Missouri
Height: 6-4. Weight: 265. Projected 40 Time: 4.81. Projected Round (2013): 6-7. 4/6/13: Madison started the year strong with three sacks through two games, but after that, he was a non-factor. Madison had 18 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and four sacks in 2012. He was dominated by South Carolina and Alabama.
8/27/12: Madison had 25 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 2011. He had big games against Missouri's weaker competition, but didn't produce much against the Big XII opponents. Madison flashed at times, but he needs to become more consistent.
Madison had a breakout sophomore season recording 7.5 sacks with 11 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and 32 tackles. He was selected as a Second-Team All-Big XII selection. However, Madison benefited from the double teams that Aldon Smith drew.
Elvis Fisher, OT, Missouri
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.25. Projected Round (2013): FA. 4/13/13: Fisher has the talent to be a second-day pick, but can't stay on the field. It didn't start out that way; he was the starting left tackle as a freshman in 2008. Fisher was an All-Big XII honorable mention at left tackle in 2009 and 2010. He had an excellent 2010 season as the blind-side protector for Blaine Gabbert. Fisher completely shut down Adrian Clayborn in Clayborn's final collegiate game.
Fisher missed the 2011 season with a ruptured patellar tendon. He was hurt again this season, having to be carted off the field versus Georgia. That injury was an MCL strain that kept him out for three games. Fisher could be worth a shot as an undrafted free agent.