On Location: 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Preview

The NFL Draft Bible hits the road again for our seventeenth season of NFL Draft coverage! Founder Ric Serritella will be on hand for the Seventh Annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl held at the historic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Follow us on Twitter @NFLDraftBible for exclusive coverage and behind the scenes access. Here is short a list of some of the players we’ll be watching.

  • Texas A&M Commerce quarterback Luis Perez (scouting report) has been called the most interesting man in the draft. Tune-in to hear our exclusive interview with the gunslinger here.
  • Don’t sleep on Temple possession wide out Keith Kirkland (scouting report), who brings a physical nature of play and battled through a shoulder injury for much of this season.
  • Interior lineman Ben Huss (video) out of Duquesne is an undersized prospect but is feisty as heck in the trenches and will make it hard for an organization to cut him once he gets into a camp.
  • The Patriot League has a defensive tackle prospect that has flown under the radar in Abdullah Anderson (interview) of Bucknell, who started 43 games, had 33.5 tackles for loss and four blocked kicks during his Bison career.
  • It’s been seven years since the last time Slippery Rock had a player selected in the draft (Brandon Fusco) but defensive end Marcus Martin (video) is looking to put The Rock back on the NFL map.
  • Look for Tennessee State pass-rusher Ebenezer Ogundeko (scouting report) to be one of the more sought after players requested for interviews, as the transfer from Clemson flashes next level talent but will have some red flags to answer for during closed door meetings.
  • One cornerback who has caught our eye is Tulane cornerback Parry Nickerson (scouting report), who possesses starter traits and isn’t being talked about enough.

*The NFL Draft Bible will also be going behind the scenes with Western Carolina running back Detrez Newsome (scouting report), Pittsburgh center Alex Officer (link) and Villanova linebacker Ed Shockley, whose Path To The Draft: Part I video can be viewed here.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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