Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks break down the latest news and action around the league from a scout’s perspective. The duo are regularly joined by top NFL player personnel executives to bring you the in-depth analysis that you can only get from NFL Media.
680. MTS 360 - Justin Fields Is a Bear
Who is Justin Fields? Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks take a deep look at the quarterback prospect in their annual 360 series. The two scouts look past the tape and talk to those closest around Fields. What was he like as a kid? How good was he at baseball? What was he like at Ohio State? First, Justin Fields talks to the media after being drafted by the Chicago Bears (3:05). Then, Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks start by focusing on Justin Fields' development before he got to college. The guys talk to Fields' private quarterback coach Ron Veal, who's trained him since the sixth grade, as he emphasizes how good Justin was at baseball (7:47). Then, Daniel Jeremiah revisits an interview from the 2017 Elite 11 competition with himself, Justin Fields, Rhett Lewis and Trent Dilfer (13:27). After that, Fields' high school football coach at Harrison High School, Matt Dickmann, talks about why Fields was so impressive at football and baseball (16:54). Now, the pair switch their focus to Justin's college career. Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day joins to discuss Justin's success at the program (25:39). Following that, Elite 11 head coach Trent Dilfer gives his evaluation of Fields (37:58). Next, Justin's trainer at 3DQB Training Company, John Beck, gives insight into how competitive he is (43:26). Then, Ohio State running back Trey Sermon talks about playing with Fields and touches on his leadership ability (47:32). Finally, former Ohio State and current Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins dives into Justin's athleticism (49:10).
679. Full 2021 NFL Draft Recap
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back together to recap the 2021 NFL Draft now that the dust has settled. First, they discuss the San Francisco 49ers decision to draft Trey Lance with the 3rd overall pick rather than Mac Jones (1:37). Next, the duo discusses the future of several teams who drafted bigtime weapons including the Jacksonville Jaguars with Trevor Lawrence (10:44), the Cincinnati Bengals with Ja'Marr Chase (9:00), the New York Jets with Zach Wilson (12:57), the Chicago Bears with Justin Fields (17:33), the Dallas Cowboys with Micah Parsons (22:18) and the New England Patriots with Mac Jones (29:37). Then DJ and Bucky discuss some of the other teams that had exciting top-to-bottom drafts, including the Buffalo Bills (32:03) and Pittsburgh Steelers (33:44) before giving their overall thoughts on the themes of the 2021 NFL Draft (36:25).
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678. 2021 NFL Draft Recap - Night Two
NFL Network’s Lance Zierlein joins Bucky Brooks to recap the second and third rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft. To start, they discuss the impact of the Houston Texans taking Stanford quarterback Davis Mills at pick 67 and what it could mean for the future of Deshaun Watson (1:45). Next, the duo discuss the other two quarterbacks who came off the board on Friday night: Florida’s Kyle Trask heading to Tampa Bay (6:53) and the Minnesota Vikings selecting Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond (8:57). Then, the guys react to the trade-up frenzy in the early second round as a number of moves were made (10:20). Bucky and Lance highlight some of those trade targets who fell further than expected, including TCU safety Trevon Moehrig (12:31) and Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (15:28). Following that, Bucky and Lance talk biggest surprises of Day 2, including the positional runs at offensive tackle, wide receiver, and cornerback (19:39). Finally, they wrap things up with their biggest takeaways from Friday’s selections (24:14).
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677. 2021 NFL Draft Recap - Night One
NFL Network’s Rhett Lewis and Bucky Brooks recap all the action from the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. They kick things off reacting to quarterback landing spots, as Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, BYU's Zach Wilson and North Dakota State's Trey Lance were drafted first and second overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets (2:00). Then, Rhett and Bucky discuss the San Francisco 49ers selection of North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall pick over Alabama QB Mac Jones who was rumored to be linked to the 49ers (3:05). Next, they talk about the significance of Florida tight end Kyle Pitts becoming the highest-drafted tight end in NFL history to the Atlanta Falcons at number four (7:08). The hosts then react to the Chicago Bears trade with the New York Giants to move up and select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields with the 11th overall pick (9:38) and Alabama quarterback Mac Jones slipping to the New England Patriots at 15 (11:30). After that, the two get into the reunions between quarterbacks and their college teammates, including Clemson teammates Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne in Jacksonville, LSU teammates Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase in Cincinnati, Alabama stars Tua Tagovailoa and Jaylen Waddle in Miami and Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith in Philadelphia (13:22). Later, the guys talk about the draft’s biggest surprises, including the Las Vegas Raiders taking Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood at pick 17 and the New Orleans Saints selecting Houston edge rusher Payton Turner at pick 28 (18:10). Rhett and Bucky keep things rolling by naming their biggest winners from Thursday night’s first round (21:48). They wrap up the show by revealing the best players still available heading into night two of the 2021 NFL Draft (24:31).
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676. Zach Wilson 360
Who is Zach Wilson? Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks take a deep look at the quarterback prospect in their annual 360 series. The two scouts look past the tape and talk to those closest around Wilson. What was he like in high school? How good was he at basketball? What was he like at BYU? Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks first focus on Zach Wilson's development before he got to college. The guys start by talking to Wilson's high school football coach at Corner Canyon High School, Eric Kjar, as he talks about how good Wilson was on the basketball court and why it helped him as a football player (3:50). Next, Wilson's high school basketball coach, Dan Lunt, touches on Wilson's athleticism (12:02). Then, former BYU offensive coordinator and current Baylor offensive coordinator, Jeff Grimes, discusses his first impression of Wilson and tells the story of recruiting him (18:43). Now, the pair switch their focus to Zach's college career. Jeff Grimes talks more about how Wilson battled through injury and became comfortable in the offense at BYU (21:44). Following that, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake joins as he emphasizes Wilson's toughness (35:28). Next, BYU wide receiver and Zach's college roommate, recalls experiences of playing with Wilson (38:50). Finally, Zach's trainer at 3DQB Training Company, John Beck, gives details about working with Wilson (42:58).
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675. 49ers and Falcons draft strategy, Draft week rumors, Picking offensive line vs. receivers
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks discuss the San Francisco 49ers and its strategy with the 3rd overall draft pick. They look into whether or not 49ers general manager John Lynch should take Alabama quarterback Mac Jones or another available quarterback such as North Dakota State University's Trey Lance or Ohio State's Justin Fields. The duo debate what would work best in head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense (0:42). Next, DJ and Bucky discuss the Atlanta Falcons and their plan with the pick 4th overall pick. The two debate over whether the team should select a quarterback to succeed Matt Ryan or if general manager Terry Fontenot and company should take University of Florida tight end Kyle Pitts to maximize head coach Arthur Smith's new offense. The duo also discusses if Kyle Pitts is worthy of a top five pick (13:43). After that, the two debate drafting a top tier lineman or wide receiver in round one and which position will be more widely available on day two. Next, the duo discuss whether the Cincinnati Bengals should take Oregon tackle Penei Sewell or reunite quarterback Joe Burrow with former LSU teammate Ja'Marr Chase (22:50). The two also talk draft week rumors and DJ’s final big board (33:32). To end the show, the duo discuss DJ’s beloved San Diego Padres and their recent play against the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers (38:00). Move the Sticks is part of the NFL Podcast Network.
I truly appreciate the work and effort you both put into making this podcast while sharing your knowledge with the rest of us willing to learn. Definitely recommend the podcast to anyone interested in understanding the inside and depth of the NFL.
Sidenote and question: What do you think is next for Josh Rosen? It seems that Miami's given up on him; any potential landing spots/trades you see? What about him going to the Chargers to learn from Rivers, would he be a potential candidate to take over afterwards?
Through Sweden, Tanzania, Russia & Latvia
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The past few years I’ve lived in 4 different countries and I thought you’d find it joyful to hear that I’ve listened to your podcast in the subways of Stockholm, on the Savannah of Tanzania, the red square in Moscow and soon will do in the old town of Riga.
Keep up the extraordinary work. I, together with many others, do not miss a single nuance of the work you present - all the details tiny sticks, then moved by my own imagination.
Of all my episodes, my absolute favourite is that of Jim ______(?) director of the college all star game, who in the first interview spoke of his time scouting with Seahawks, Patriots etc and the different approaches teams takes. That, together with everything else you post, is gold!
Truly awesome podcast, the best one out there for us who like everything about football, from the pros to the prospects and the draft!