The Pick Is In

The Pick Is In

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NFL.com draft analyst, Lance Zierlein, puts in the heavy lifting behind the scenes of the Senior Bowl, NFL Combine, countless conversations with his network of scouts and hundreds of hours watching film of prospects eligible in the 2016 NFL Draft class so you don't have to. Instead, listen to his twice-weekly show to separate the next NFL stars from the busts and to understand exactly who your team should target. Powered by VSporto.

Episodes

Making the Grade: Louisville DL Sheldon Rankins  

There's only one month left until the 2016 NFL Draft, and Lance Zierlein is back this week breaking down his draft grade for former Louisville defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins.

Steelers a Possibility for Memphis QB Paxton Lynch  

With Ben Roethlisberger getting older, the Steelers may use a high draft pick to land their quarterback of the future in April. Lance Zierlein breaks down why former Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch may be that guy.

How Important Are Mock Drafts to The Experts Who Create Them?  

Lance Zierlein is back with an all-new edition of The Pick Is In. Lance dives deep into mock drafts and tell you what to be on the lookout for in the month leading up to draft day. Lance also tells you why Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott may end up with the Cowboys and why putting Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch with the Steelers isn't the craziest thing in the world. Plus, Lance breaks down his draft grades for Louisville defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins and Georgia linebacker Leonard Floyd.

Memphis' Paxton Lynch Slipping Out of Top QB Consideration  

Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch didn't have a bad showing at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend, but he also didn't blow teams out of the water. Lance Zierlein analyzes how Lynch's weekend impacts his draft status.

Attitude Issues a Problem for Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander?  

Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander didn't improve his draft stock at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend. Alexander didn't participate in any workouts and his attitude has some teams scratching their head. Lance Zierlein weighs in.

Winners and Losers From the NFL Scouting Combine  

After spending a week in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, Lance Zierlein breaks down all of the action from the weekend, including what he's hearing from league scouts and what surprised him. Also, NFL Network analyst Solomon Wilcots joins Lance to talk about what the combine really means for the NFL drfat process.

What to Watch for at the NFL Scouting Combine  

The NFL Scouting Combine is finally upon us, and Lance Zierlein tells you everything you need to know leading up to the big event. Lance tells you some potential sleepers and freaks who should impress this weekend, and he gives his draft grades for Texas DT Hassan Ridgeway, Arizona LB Scooby Wright and Clemson WR Charone Peake. Lance is also joined by Marc Istook of NFL Now to discuss the ins and outs of the combine.

Making the Grade: Arizona LB Scooby Wright  

Lance Zierlein takes you through his NFL Draft profile of Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright to tell you how the former Wildcat grades out leading up to April's draft.

NFL Scouting Combine Freaks: Baylor DT Andrew Billings  

Andrew Billings made a habit of getting into opposing backfields during his time at Baylor, and now, the defensive tackle looks to do the same in the NFL. Lance Zierlein breaks down why he thinks Billings could have a big showing this week at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Making the Grade: Clemson WR Charone Peake  

Lance Zierlein takes you through his NFL Draft profile of Clemson wide receiver Charone Peake to tell you how the former Tiger grades out leading up to April's draft.

NFL Scouting Combine Freaks: Miami WR Artie Burns  

One player looking to showcase his talents at the NFL Scouting Combine this week is Miami wide receiver Artie Burns. Lance Zierlein tells you why Burns is a special talent.

Exclusive: Packers Scout Alonzo Highsmith Talks Scouting Process  

Green Bay Packers scout and former NFL player Alonzo Highsmith joins Lance Zierlein to discuss the draft process from his perspective.

Making the Grade: UCLA LB Myles Jack  

In this week's edition of "Making the Grade," Lance Zierlein breaks down the NFL draft profile for UCLA linebacker Myles Jack.

NFL Scouts, Players Gear Up for NFL Combine Next Week  

The NFL Combine is a week away, and Lance Zierlein has you covered, as he takes you inside the minds of area scouts to discuss what the process of looking at a player is like prior to the Combine. Green Bay Packers scout and former NFL player Alonzo Highsmith joins Lance to discuss the draft process from his perspective. Lance also shares his player profiles of UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry in this week's edition of "Making the Grade."

Making the Grade: Indiana RB Jordan Howard  

Lance Zierlein breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Indiana running back Jordan Howard in the latest edition of "Making the Grade."

Making the Grade: Oregon DE DeForest Buckner  

Lance Zierlein breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner in the latest edition of "Making the Grade."

Exactly What Role Does an Agent Play in the NFL Draft Process?  

Lance Zierlein pulls back the curtain and tells you how influential a player's agent can be during the NFL Draft process.

A Deeper Look at an Agent's Impact on the NFL Draft  

Lance Zierlein pulls back the curtain and tells you how influential a player's agent can be during the NFL Draft process. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock joins the show to talk where Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones and Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg rank among draft-eligible signal callers. Finally, Lance breaks down Indiana running back Jordan Howard, Notre Dame left tackle Ronnie Stanley and Oregon defensive end DeForest Buckner in "Making the Grade."

Analyzing the Running Back Class for the 2016 NFL Draft  

Lance Zierlein is back with another edition of The Pick Is In, breaking down everything you need to know on the countdown to the 2016 NFL Draft. Today, Lance is joined by Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network to break down the running back class and tell you who is at the top of the board. Lance also breaks down the Senior Bowl and discusses why it's so hard to judge guys based on one event. Lastly, Lance gives his draft grade breakdown of Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, California quarterback Jared Goff and Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed and A'Shawn Robinson.

Inside Look at the Senior Bowl Practices  

Lance Zierlein has been on the field at the Senior Bowl Practices all week, and he shares what he saw from the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars coaching and executive personnel that gives an inside look at the evaluation process leading up to the NFL Draft.

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