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What does it take to make it in the NFL as a rookie? The Athletic's NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler and NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein bring you a year-round look at the NFL draft, from how the current rookies are performing, to current college names to watch for next year's class, 'Prospects to Pros' covers it all exclusively on The Athletic.

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What does it take to make it in the NFL as a rookie? The Athletic's NFL Draft expert Dane Brugler and NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein bring you a year-round look at the NFL draft, from how the current rookies are performing, to current college names to watch for next year's class, 'Prospects to Pros' covers it all exclusively on The Athletic.

    Inside Brugler's 2021 Draft Guide & QB deep dive with Ted Nguyen

    Inside Brugler's 2021 Draft Guide & QB deep dive with Ted Nguyen

    What kind of work does it take to put together The Beast every year? Dane Brugler joins Lance Zierlein as they discuss the process of putting together their draft guides, then The Athletic's football film guru Ted Nguyen stops by to take a deep dive into the 2021 QB class including Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Trey Lance, Mac Jones, Zach Wilson and more.
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    • 48 min
    Ramifications of the 49ers' big trade up & Brugler's Top 100 Draft Board 2.0

    Ramifications of the 49ers' big trade up & Brugler's Top 100 Draft Board 2.0

    What kind of ripple effect will the 49ers trading up to the number 3 spot have on the rest of the draft, and specifically these QB prospects? Dane Brugler and Lance Zierlein play out different scenarios, some of which include Mac Jones, as they attempt to figure out how the situation could unfold on Draft Day. Plus, Dane brings some insight on his newest Top 100 board now up on The Athletic.
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    • 45 min
    Pro day standouts & Zierlein's Mock Draft 1.0

    Pro day standouts & Zierlein's Mock Draft 1.0

    With the draft process for the 2021 class being different on almost every level, how important are the pro day results with no Combine? The Athletic's Dane Brugler and NFL.com's Lance Zierlein bring some under-the-radar players who could have worked their way into the draft conversation, plus the guys review Lance's first mock draft of the year.
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    • 46 min
    Offensive line deep dive with Brandon Thorn - which players have the most NFL potential?

    Offensive line deep dive with Brandon Thorn - which players have the most NFL potential?

    Which offensive line prospects in the 2021 draft class do we have our eyes on? Brandon Thorn of Establish the Run joins the show to share his notes on some of the biggest names and under-the-radar players who might make good NFL pros.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    A closer look at skill positions, WR, TE, QB & more with Nate Tice

    A closer look at skill positions, WR, TE, QB & more with Nate Tice

    Former NFL scout, college QB and now co-host on The Athletic Football Show, Nate Tice, joins Dane Brugler and Lance Zierlein to discuss some of his early findings on film with the skill positions, from his favorite player so far to what to make of this QB class, the tight ends, receivers and more.
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    • 47 min
    Inside Trey Lance, Justin Fields & more with QB coach Quincy Avery + prospects who have stumped us so far

    Inside Trey Lance, Justin Fields & more with QB coach Quincy Avery + prospects who have stumped us so far

    What should NFL teams expect with QBs Trey Lance and Justin Fields? QB coach Quincy Avery has worked with both players and joins Dane Brugler and Lance Zierlein to shed some light on what they could bring to a team at the next level. Plus, Dane and Lance discuss the 2021 prospects they're having the hardest time figuring out.
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    • 44 min

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