Saturday, March 31, 2007

Quarterback Rankings

1. Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
6’4” 232; 4.73
Stats: 3,426yds; 37TDs 7Ints; 61.9%
Positives: He has the size, arm, athleticism, and smarts to be a big time QB. He was very productive, and played in a pro style offense. A good leader, might be ready to start sooner than JaMarcus, thanks to his experience under Charlie Weis.
Negatives: He never won the big game in college, a little streaky with his accuracy. He didn’t have the kind of senior year that many expected, but he didn't hurt himself.
Best Case: John Elway
Worst Case: Joey Harrington

2. JaMarcus Russell*, LSU
6’6” 265; 4.83
Stats: 3,129yds; 28TDs 8Ints; 67.8%
Positives: He’s got all the tools to develop into a top dropback QB. Has one of the strongest arms I’ve ever seen, is huge with above average mobility and pocket presence. Throws with excellent touch on deep passes, has a quick release.
Negatives: He isn’t the smartest guy around, throws into coverage sometimes and doesn’t make the best decisions. Might need some time to develop before he can start, lacks elite accuracy.
Best Case: The Old Daunte Culpepper
Worst Case: Rohan Davey

3. Kevin Kolb, Houston
6’3” 218; 4.85
Stats: 3,809yds; 30TDs 3Ints; 67.6%
Positives: He was extremely productive, is an experienced, tough team leader with the tools to start in the NFL. Has an underrated arm and can make all the throws, extremely quick release. Clutch player that makes big throws when it matters most. Completed 67% of his passes for 1,969yds, 15TDs and only 1int against the 6 bowl teams Houston played last season, so level of competition shouldn't be a factor at all.
Negatives: His numbers were inflated by the Houston system. He worked mostly out of shotgun, and might take some time to adjust to an NFL offense. His accuracy comes and goes, doesn’t throw a great deep ball.
Best Case: Marc Bulger
Worst Case: Billy Volek

4. Drew Stanton, Michigan St
6’3” 226; 4.75
Stats: 1,807yds; 12TDs 10Ints; 61.0%
Positives: He’s an excellent athlete with a great arm and is very accurate when he’s on. Has a lot of potential left thanks to his overall skill set.
Negatives: He might not have the mental toughness to make it in the NFL. Not a clutch player, is very inconsistent. Had an average senior year, threw too many interceptions.
Best Case: J.P. Losman
Worst Case: Drew Henson

5. Troy Smith, Ohio St
6’0” 225; 4.72
Stats: 2,542yds; 30TDs 6Ints; 65.3%
Positives: He was extremely productive in college, really improved as a passer every season. He’s a competitor, has good mobility, and can make all the throws.
Negatives: There aren’t many 6’0” QBs in the NFL, and he gets a lot of passes batted down. Mechanics need some work, he didn’t impress in the postseason.
Best Case: Kordell Stewart at his best
Worst Case: Anthony Wright

6. Trent Edwards, Stanford
6’4” 231; 4.76
Stats: 1,027yds; 6TDs 6Ints; 60.3%
Positives: He has some upside thanks to his combination of athleticism, size, and arm. He makes good decisions, and has solid accuracy and touch on short to middle routes.
Negatives: Had a very rough time in college, never put it all together on the field, although that had a lot to do with injuries and sub par talent around him. He doesn’t have elite tools and might be a gamble because of injury problems and average production.
Best Case: Eli Manning
Worst Case: Rob Johnson

7. Jared Zabransky, Boise St
6’2” 219; 4.56
Stats: 2,587yds; 23TDs 8Ints; 66.3%
Positives: He’s as tough as they come, a competitor and team leader. He’s a great athlete, is always a threat to run. Was very productive and is experienced, has a solid arm.
Negatives: He’s a little inconsistent and doesn’t have elite tools. Lacks top arm strength and isn’t the most accurate guy around.
Best Case: Jeff Garcia
Worst Case: Bradlee Van Pelt

8. Jeff Rowe, Nevada
6’5” 226; 4.98
Stats: 1,907yds; 17TDs 8Ints; 64.7%
Positives: He has excellent size, and is a better athlete than his 40 time suggests. He’s very accurate on short to intermediate passes, has good touch and is a leader.
Negatives: He didn’t play against top competition, has average arm strength and doesn’t throw a great deep ball.
Best Case: Brad Johnson w/the Bucs
Worst Case: Todd Collins

9. John Beck, BYU
6’2” 215; 4.80
Stats: 3,885yds; 32TDs 8Ints; 69.3%
Positives: He gets the most out of his tools, is a hard worker and an excellent leader. His quick release and consistent accuracy are his main strengths. Smart, makes sound decisions.
Negatives: He’s not a great athlete and lacks ideal size. Average arm strength, played in a pass happy offense at BYU. He’ll be a 26 year old rookie, which significantly limits his upside.
Best Case: Jake Delhomme
Worst Case: Matt Mauck

10. Isaiah Stanback, Washington
6’2” 213; 4.50*
Stats: 1,325yds; 10TDs 3Ints; 53.4%
Positives: He’s about as athletic as QBs come, ran the 60m and 100m dash for the Huskies track team, has experience at WR. Smart and can make all the throws.
Negatives: He might have to change positions, lacks accuracy and touch. He hasn’t had a chance to work out for scouts yet, had a bad foot injury last season.
Best Case: Poor man's Michael Vick
Worst Case: Tee Martin

11. Chris Leak, Florida
6’0” 209; 4.75
Stats: 2,942yds; 23TDs 13Ints; 63.6%
Positives: Has a solid arm and excellent accuracy. Throws perfect spirals consistently, which most receivers love. He’s a solid athlete and can run when he has to. Very smart and experienced, has the look of a career solid backup.
Negatives: He’s very small, lacks ideal toughness and strength. Measured in at just under 6’0”. Doesn’t throw a great deep ball, kind of quiet, not a great leader.
Best Case: Drew Brees
Worst Case: Brooks Bollinger

12. Jordan Palmer, UTEP
6’6” 231; 4.96
Stats: 3,595yds; 26TDs 14Ints; 65.7%
Positives: His brother being an NFL star is good for him, but he’s not near as talented. Has excellent size and was very productive. He’s tough and is a leader.
Negatives: He doesn’t have a great arm or accuracy, but those aren’t really weaknesses. Makes some bad decisions, which lead to too many interceptions. Poor athleticism.
Best Case: Kerry Collins in his prime
Worst Case: John Navarre

13. Jeff Smith, Georgetown (KY)
6’5” 235; 4.91
Stats: 2,367yds; 21TDs 12Ints; 57.6%
Positives: He has all the tools to be an excellent late round, developmental type of QB. Very good feet for his size, can make all the throws, really impressed me in the IntaJuice Classic, against some very good competition.
Negatives: He didn’t put up great numbers against NAIA competition, so you wonder how he’d do in the NFL. Has some occasional lapses in concentration, can make some bad decisions. Doesn’t have elite accuracy.
Best Case: Matt Schaub
Worst Case: Chad Hutchinson

14. Will Proctor, Clemson
15. Brett Ratliff, Utah
16. Tyler Palko, Pittsburgh
17. Zac Taylor, Nebraska
18. Luke Getsy, Akron
19. Justin Rascati, James Madison
20. Matt Moore, Oregon St
21. Tyler Thigpen, Coastal Carolina
22. Toby Korrodi, Central Missouri
23. Sam Hollenbach, Maryland
24. James Pinkney, ECU
25. Josh Swogger, Montana
26. Justin Zwick, Ohio St
27. Cullen Finnerty, Grand Valley St
28. Jeff Ballard, TCU
29. Matt Gutierrez, Idaho St
30. John Stocco, Wisconsin
31. Shawn Bell, Baylor
32. Lester Ricard, Tulane
33. Josh Brehm, Alma
34. Drew Tate, Iowa
35. Steven Moffett, UCF
36. Dalton Bell, West Texas A&M
37. Perry Patterson, Syracuse
38. Jeff Terrell, Princeton
39. Aries Nelson, Mississippi Valley St
40. Joseph Ayoob, California
41. Bryan Cupito, Minnesota
42. Scott Eyster, Delta St
43. Richard Bartel, Tarleton St
44. Anton Clarkson, Hofstra
45. Kevin Huff, Tuskegee
46. Marvin Burroughs, Villanova
47. Jon Grant, UC Davis

Monday, March 26, 2007

Top Pro Day Results

I like to focus on the players who were “snubbed” by the combine rather than the ones who chose not to work out, so here they are:

The full page of results from Gil Brandt at

NFL Draft Guys also post some results on their site, and you can find a link there under the "Top Draft Sites" part on the right of this page.

You can also go to and click on the “Numbers” under the Pro Days tab. They also have a “leader board”, which shows the top times in each drill from around the nation.

I get most of the results from, but please realize that I don’t just copy and paste everything and re-publish it. After all of the numbers, you’ll find my opinion on each player, along with some statistics.

Tyler Thigpen, QB/Coastal Carolina: Thigpen (6-1 7/8, 223) was a first-team All-American in NCAA Division I-AA last season, and put up some great stats. He ran the 40 in 4.86 seconds against the wind and 4.73 with the wind. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.44 and the three-cone drill in 7.11. He had a 29-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-8½ broad jump. He reportedly had a very good workout, and he could surprise some as a late round pick due to his physical talent and productivity.

Jeff Smith, QB/Georgetown (KY): Smith (6-5 1/8, 235) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.95 seconds against the wind and 4.87 with the wind. He ran the short shuttle in 4.24 and the three-cone drill in 6.97. He also had a 29-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-3 broad jump and 17 bench presses. He really impressed me in the all star games he played in, and has the size and skill level to be an excellent developmental type of QB.

Justin Rascati, QB/James Madison: Rascati (6-1 7/8, 222) worked out at Florida's Pro Day. Rascati (6-2¼, 220 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 and 4.78. He also had a 30½-inch vertical jump, 4.15 short shuttle and 6.89 three-cone drill. He’s a Louisville transfer, and was very productive in D2.

Justin Zwick, QB/Ohio St: Zwick (6-3 3/8, 230) ran 4.77 and 4.78 in the 40. He also notched a 32-inch vertical, a 9-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.42 short shuttle and a 6.97 three-cone drill. Coming out of high school, he was a top recruit, and he won the starting job at one point, but eventually lost it to Troy Smith. He could get a chance similar to the one Matt Cassell (Palmer’s & Leinart’s backup at USC) got with the Patriots, as a late round, developmental type of QB.

Steven Moffett, QB/UCF: Moffett (6-2 5/8, 215 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.87 and 4.88. He also had a 34½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-10 long jump, 4.69 short shuttle, 7.50 three-cone drill and 15 bench presses. He had an excellent junior campaign in ’05 (22 TDs 9 Ints), but followed it up with a sub par senior season (8 TDs 5 Ints), even getting benched several times. Has the tools, but needs to work on his accuracy, consistency.

Josh Brehm, QB/Alma: Brehm (6-1 5/8, 219) worked out at Michigan's Pro Day. He ran his 40s in 4.99 and 5.10 seconds, his short shuttle in 4.80 and the three-cone drill in 7.61. He also had a 33½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-1 broad jump and 14 bench presses. The Division III star had 30 TD’s and only 3 interceptions last season. He reportedly has set up several individual workouts with NFL teams after throwing very well at his pro day.

Matt Moore, QB/Oregon St: Moore (6-3 3/8, 192 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.92 and 4.92. He also had a 4.46 short shuttle, 7.25 three-cone drill, 8-foot-5 long jump and 26-inch vertical jump. He was a very surprising combine snub. He plays at his best in big games, very experienced and intelligent. Doesn’t have elite tools, but has enough to make it as a backup. Completed 61% of his passes with 18 TD’s and 7 Int’s as a senior.

Sam Hollenbach, QB/Maryland: Hollenbach (6-5 5/8, 217 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.87 and 4.88. He also had a 34½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-8 long jump, 4.40 short shuttle and 6.94 three-cone drill. Hollenbach has always impressed me with his physical tools, but hasn’t put it all together on the field. He’s big, athletic, and strong armed, but throws way too many interceptions and makes too many bonehead decisions. He threw 15 TD’s and 11 Int’s last year.

Dalton Bell, QB/West Texas A&M: Bell (6-2 1/8, 206) worked out at Texas Tech's Pro Day. He ran one 40 against the wind in 4.76 seconds, and another with the wind in 4.75. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.43 and the three-cone drill in 7.42. In addition, he had a 34-inch vertical jump and an 9-foot-6 broad jump. Bell worked out well, and threw the ball well to Texas Tech's receivers. Bell completed 66% of his passes and had 32 TD’s and 13 Int’s for the Division II Buffaloes.

Drew Tate, QB/Iowa: Tate (5-11¼, 200) ran his 40s in 4.90 and 4.91 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.18 and the three-cone drill in 6.87. He also had a 32-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-3 broad jump. Early in his career, Tate looked like the next Doug Flutie, but now, he’ll be lucky to get much of a shot in camp. He lacks size and arm strength and doesn’t have the smarts or accuracy to make up for it.

Marcus O’Keith, RB/California: O'Keith (5-11, 198 pounds), a return specialist and 3rd string RB, ran his 40s in 4.45 and 4.46. He also had a 35-inch vertical jump, 10-foot long jump, 4.33 short shuttle, 7.09 three-cone drill and 19 bench presses. He didn’t get much playing time last season, behind Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett.

D.D. Terry, RB/Sam Houston St: Until August 2006, Terry (6-0 5/8, 196) was a LB/DB for most of his career. He rushed for 1,328 yards and 15 touchdowns (including a long run of 74 yards), and he caught 22 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown, in only ten games. At his pro day, he performed drills with the running backs and the defensive backs. He ran 4.40 and 4.42 in the 40, had a vertical jump of 38½ inches, a 10-foot-1 broad jump and 12 strength lifts. He now has an excellent shot to get a late look as a developmental player and special teamer, thanks to his tremendous athletic ability.

Justin Vincent, RB/LSU: Vincent (5-10 3/8, 219) ran his 40s in 4.66 and 4.65 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.49 and the three-cone drill in 7.09. He also had a 29½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-1 broad jump and 16 bench presses. As a freshman, he was the MVP of the National Championship against OU, but his career went way downhill from there. He suffered through several nagging injuries, put on some weight and lost a little speed and quickness. If he can get back to his old form, he’ll make an NFL team.

Germaine Race, RB/Pittsburg St: Race (5-9 7/8, 218) -- who worked out at the University of Kansas -- ran his 40s in 4.65 and 4.67 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.28 and the three-cone drill in 7.00. He also had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-10 broad jump and 16 bench presses. His quickness numbers here surprise me, as he’s more of a straight lined, north-south kind of runner. Runs through arm tackles and could be a very good goal line back.

Clifton Dawson, RB/Harvard: Dawson (5-9 5/8, 212) ran his 40s in 4.54 and 4.57 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.16 and the three-cone drill in 7.09. He also had a 38-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-4 broad jump and 18 bench presses. He was very productive at Harvard, and could be a solid change of pace type back, but lacks ideal size and power.

Stefan Logan, RB/: Logan (5-6½, 177), worked out at Miami's Pro Day. Last season, he finished 6th in the Harlon Hill Trophy voting (the Heisman Trophy for NCAA Division II) after rushing for 1,707 yards on 7.2 yards per carry. He ran his 40s in 4.50 and 4.56 seconds. He ran the short shuttle in 4.32, the three-cone drill in 6.84, had a 38½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-1 broad jump and 11 bench presses. A guy his size will have a hard time making it at RB in the NFL, but could be a solid return man, thanks to his quickness, speed, and playmaking ability.

Tre Smith, RB/Auburn: Smith (5-9 1/8 193 pounds) ran a 4.50 forty, had 9 bench reps, a 37” vertical, and a 10’0” broad jump. His 3-cone and short shuttle times were what really stood out, at 6.72 and 3.96, they would have been near the top at the combine. He could contribute somewhere as a return man, special teamer, or maybe even as a utility back. Before Kenny Irons’ breakout in ’05, Smith actually started 2 games for the Tigers.

Jackie Battle, RB/Houston: Battle (6-2, 235 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.42 and 4.43. He also had a 41-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-11 long jump, 4.11 short shuttle, 6.51 three-cone drill and 19 bench presses. I’ve had him listed as a “sleeper” all season, but I think I’ll have to take him off that list. This workout puts him into the early 2nd day range, and possibly even higher. He’s a versatile player with a high ceiling, excellent athlete.

Curtis Brown, RB/BYU: Brown (5-11 5/8 208 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.69 and 4.83. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-7 long jump, 4.30 short shuttle, 6.96 three-cone drill and 16 bench presses. Brown will probably get a call after the draft, as the numbers he put up here weren’t particularly impressive, but he did have a very productive career at BYU. Excellent receiver out of the backfield, could land somewhere as a change of pace, 3rd down back.

Brad Lau, FB/Boise St: Lau (5-11 5/8 237 pounds) ran a 4.83 forty, had 18 bench reps, a 30.5” vertical, and a 9’2” broad jump. He also had a 4.28 shuttle time and a 3-cone time of 7.17. His ten yard time of 1.59 was very good for him, and that shows explosiveness. He never really got many chances at Boise, but really impressed me in the Hula Bowl, with 6 carries for 36 yards. The numbers he posted here aren’t that impressive, but he has the overall skill set to possibly make a team.

Stan White Jr, FB/Ohio St: White Jr. (6-0 ½, 252) ran 4.85 and 4.77 in the 40. He also notched a 39 ½-inch vertical, a 9-foot-4 broad jump, a 4.18 short shuttle and a 7.20 three-cone drill. His dad was a linebacker for the Baltimore Colts for many years. He’s an old school, blocking type of FB, but the numbers he put up were closer to that of a RB, with the exception of his 40 times.

Jesse Allen, FB/Virginia Tech: Allen (6-0 3/8, 248 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.84 and 4.84. He also had a 28½-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-9 long jump, 4.27 short shuttle, 7.28 three-cone drill and 28 bench presses. Allen is a hard nosed blocking FB, and could make a team even if he goes Undrafted.

Dave Herron, FB/Michigan St: Herron (6-1 239) ran a 4.67 forty, had 19 bench reps, a 34.5” vert, and a 10’2” broad jump. These numbers are very impressive for a FB, and he even played some LB for Michigan St. Blocked for Mo Clarett in high school.

Brad Ekwerekwu, WR/Missouri: Ekwerekwu (6-3 5/8, 209) ran his 40s in 4.48 and 4.47 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.02 and the three-cone drill in 6.78. He had a 37½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-6 broad jump and 17 bench presses. This was a guy that many thought wouldn’t break 4.60, but with his size and this kind of workout, he now has an excellent shot of getting drafted.

John Broussard, WR/San Jose St: Broussard (6-0 5/8, 176) ran two 40s, notching a 4.38 and 4.39. He had a vertical jump of 40 inches, a 10-foot-8 broad jump, a 4.09 short shuttle, and 12 bench presses. He’s a speedy, vertical threat, but lacks ideal size and strength, won’t go over the middle.

Dominique Zeigler, WR/Baylor: Zeigler (6-2, 181) ran 4.55 and 4.60 in the 40-yard dash. He had a 34½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, ran 4.42 in the short shuttle and 7.18 in the cone drill. Even though his numbers here don’t exactly stand out, put in the tape and he impresses. He has some of the top hands in the class, and has underrated speed/quickness, enough to get good separation, anyways.

Carl Berman, WR/Indiana St: Berman (5-9 1/8, 166) worked out at the Notre Dame pro day. He ran two 40s in 4.29 and 4.35 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.26 and the three-cone drill in 6.81. He also had a 38½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-9 broad jump and 14 bench presses.

Chad Schroeder, WR/Texas A&M: Schroeder (6-0 7/8 182 pounds) ran 4.49 and 4.51 in the 40-yard dash. He also had a 35-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-4 broad jump, 11 strength lifts, 4.09 in the short shuttle and 6.84 in the three-cone drill. He’s an underrated athlete that might not have the size or other measurables to get drafted, but could make a team in training camp.

Roy Hall, WR/Ohio St: Hall (6-2, 229) ran 4.41 and 4.42 in the 40. He also notched a 37 ½-inch vertical, a 10-foot-3 broad jump, a 4.13 short shuttle, a 6.65 three-cone drill and 19 bench presses. He really impressed me at the Hula Bowl with his size/strength/athleticism, and this workout should get him drafted, in my opinion. I thought about putting him in my sleeper article a couple weeks ago, as an H-Back, but this was when I thought he ran a 4.70 forty. He’s always been a very good player, but he’s been stuck behind two even better players at OSU over his career.

Brandon Myles, WR/West Virginia: Myles (6-1, 189) ran his 40s in 4.41 and 4.44 seconds. He also recorded a 35 ½-inch vertical, a 10-foot-11 broad, a 4.31 short shuttle and a 6.98 three-cone drill. Why he didn’t get invited to the combine is a mystery to me. He impressed many at the Senior Bowl, and has no major weaknesses, but still failed to be one of the 300+ players invited. This workout should get him several looks on the first day, and he looks like he’ll be the first non-combine player drafted.

Brandon London, WR/Massachusetts: London (6-4 ½, 215) ran the 40 in 4.61 and 4.54 seconds. He also notched a 31-inch vertical, a 9-foot-11 broad jump, a 4.37 short shuttle and a 6.75 three-cone drill. He reportedly posted even better times in another workout, but these are very good for a guy his size and he should get some looks late on day 2. He had 50 receptions for 781 yards and 9 touchdowns last season, including a 7 catch, 4 TD day against Towson.

Vincent Marshall, WR/Houston: Marshall (5-7 3/8, 165 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.36 and 4.38. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump, 10-foot long jump, 4.14 short shuttle, 6.77 three-cone drill and 11 bench presses. Marshall could be a very good kick returner, but lacks ideal size and strength at receiver. His speed and quickness combination is very rare. Over 4 seasons at Houston, he never posted below 800 yards or 5 TD’s receiving.

Biren Ealy, WR/Houston: Ealy (6-2 5/8, 207 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.50 and 4.54. He also had a 37 ½-inch vertical jump, 11-foot-1 long jump, 4.20 short shuttle, 7.11 three-cone drill and 12 bench presses. The Arizona transfer was pretty impressive in his first and only season as a Cougar, posting 34 catches and 6 touchdowns. He’s currently listed on my “Top Sleepers” list and could really make an impact with his blend of size, speed, and soft hands.

Aaron Brown, WR/New Hampshire: Brown (6-2 ¾, 212 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.53 and 4.56. He also had a 36 ½-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-7 long jump, 4.01 short shuttle, 7.00 three-cone drill and 14 bench presses.

Eric Deslauriers, WR/E Michigan: Deslauriers (6-4 209) ran a 4.50 forty, had a 35.5” vert, and a 9’8” broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.18 and had a very impressive 3-cone time of 6.60. If the NFL doesn’t work out for him, he could always play in his native land Canada. These times he posted are much better than many thought they would be, but he doesn’t really appear that athletic on film. His size and hands are very good, though, and some team may end up taking a chance on him late.

Prince Prempeh, WR/Marist: Prempeh (6-3 2/8 185) ran a 4.50 forty, had a 35.5” vertical, a 10’4” broad jump, and a 7.20 3-cone drill. He has potential as a long armed, deceptively fast deep threat that can win jump balls. He wasn’t as productive as he should’ve been, but impressed in the East Coast Bowl.

Ean Randolph, WR/USF: Randolph (5-8 5/8 175) ran a 4.53 forty, had 11 reps, 35.5 vertical, 9’9” broad jump, a 4.11 short shuttle, and a 6.80 3-cone time. He was an excellent punt returner over his career (had a 14.8 avg and 1 TD) and also led the Bulls with 49 receptions and 506 receiving yards. What he lacks in size, he makes up for with explosiveness and speed.

Kerry Reed, WR/Michigan St: Reed (6-1 7/8 200) ran a 4.49, had a 38” vertical jump, a 10’5” broad jump, ran a 4.31 short shuttle, and a 6.72 3-cone drill. Was a 2 time all conference selection at Coffeyville CC, then went on to lead the Spartans with 64 catches, 775 yards, and 5 receiving TD’s this season.

Chris DeSpain, ?/Nebraska-Omaha: DeSpain (6-6¾, 279) ran his 40s in 4.84 and 4.85 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.82 and the three-cone drill in 7.40. He also had a 33½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-10 broad jump and 23 bench presses. He used to be a basketball player and has 33-inch arms. has him listed as a LB, but with this kind of size/athleticism, I think he’ll end up at TE.

Rudy Sylvan, TE/Ohio: Sylvan (6-3 3/8, 282) ran the 40 in 4.82 and 4.77 seconds. He also notched a 34 ½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-8 broad, a 4.78 short shuttle and 33 bench presses. I’ve seen things about him being a possible OT, but I think he’s got the athleticism to be a blocking TE in the mold of KC’s Jason Dunn.

Zac Herold, TE/Nebraska-Omaha: Herold (6-4 5/8, 253) ran 4.85 and 4.89 in the 40 and had a 32-inch vertical, a 9-foot-5 broad jump, a 4.52 short shuttle, a 7.37 three-cone drill and 14 bench presses. Scouts in attendance were reportedly impressed with him. The numbers he put up weren’t great, but they were all right.

Tyler Ecker, TE/Michigan: Ecker (6-6 1/8, 246) ran his 40s in 4.92 and 4.90 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.40 and the three-cone drill in 7.06. He also had a 33½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-3 broad jump and 17 bench presses. He made my list of “Combine Snubs” after a solid, but not spectacular career at Michigan.

Jake Nordin, TE/Northern Illinois: Nordin (6-3 3/8 250) ran a 4.93 forty, had 26 reps, a 30.5” vert, and an 8’10” broad jump. He also ran the shuttle in 4.64, and the 3-cone in 7.58. He’s an old school, blocking type of TE with sure hands, but lacks speed and overall athleticism. Was productive in college.

Nello Faulk, OT/FAU: Faulk (6-6 5/8 292) ran a 5.11 forty, had 22 bench reps, a 29” vertical jump, and a 9’0” broad jump. He also posted a 4.62 short shuttle and a 7.65 3-cone time. I’ve always been a huge fan of Faulk, and this workout just reinforced my opinion. Weighing in at 292 pounds is a huge plus for him, as he’s been listed at 270 his entire career at FAU. For more information and analysis on him, look at my Top Sleepers article.

Jermon Bushrod, OT/Towson: Bushrod (6-4½, 315) ran his 40s in 4.92 and 4.97 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.72. He also had a 30½-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-6 broad jump and did 22 lifts. His arms are 34½ inches, which are very long for a guy his size. He has ideal athleticism, but needs to add a little strength and work on his technique. Could move inside to OG.

Jacob Bender, OT/Nicholls St: Bender (6-6 3/8, 316 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 5.18 with the wind and 5.26 against it. He also had a 25-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-7 long jump, 4.60 short shuttle, 7.84 three-cone drill and 27 bench presses. Many scouts think he’s a sleeper, and he’s been compared to the Eagle’s Todd Herremans, who recently got his contract renewed.

Jason Capizzi, OT/IUP: Capizzi (6-9, 324 pounds) ran his 40-yard dash in 5.22 and 5.23. He also had a 22-inch vertical jump, 4.80 short shuttle, 7.77 three-cone drills and 26 bench presses. He had 34-inch arms and 11¼-inch hands. He’s simply massive, and is strong enough to be in the NFL right now. I don’t know if he has the overall athleticism to make it.

Eddie Keele, OT/BYU: Keele (6-5 1/8, 303 pounds) was limited in his workout because of a recent ACL injury. He ran one 40 downhill in 5.13. He also had a 4.27 short shuttle, 7.90 three-cone drill and 43 bench presses, which would have been tops at the combine. He could move inside to guard, and has experience there, but his age limits his upside.

Derrick Markray, OG/Bowling Green: Markray (6-3 3/8, 350) ran his 40s in 5.63 and 5.65 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.89 and the three-cone drill in 8.09. He had a 25-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-1 broad jump and 27 lifts. He is a mauler with great size and overall strength, but might not have the athleticism to make it in the NFL.

T.J. Downing, OG/Ohio St: Downing (6-4 ¼, 298) ran 5.19 and 5.29 in the 40. He also notched a 28 ½-inch vertical, a 9-foot broad jump, a 4.63 short shuttle, a 7.81 three-cone drill and 31 bench presses. His father was a longtime NFL player with the San Francisco 49ers. He’s been one of my main sleeper picks for a while now, and these measurables should only enhance his chances of making it.

Rueben Riley, OL/Michigan: Riley (6-3 3/8, 305) ran his 40s in 5.15 and 5.19 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.97 and the three-cone drill in 7.99. He also had a 25½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-10 broad jump and 36 bench presses. I’ve had him listed as a center on my All-Sleeper Team for a while now, but I think he’ll end up at guard in the NFL. His versatility should only help his case, though.

Kyle Cook, OG/Michigan St: Cook (6-3½, 291) was timed in the 40 in 5.29 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.51 and the three-cone drill in 7.56. He also had a 28-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-5 broad jump and 40 bench presses. I don’t know much about him, but these are some pretty impressive numbers.

Jake Kuresa, OG/BYU: Kuresa (6-3 5/8, 322 pounds) ran his 40s in 5.14 and 5.35. He also had a 30-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-1 long jump and 35 bench presses. Showing up at 322 pounds is a big plus for Kuresa, as one of the main questions about him has been his frequently ballooning weight. He has all the tools to start in the NFL.

Tucker Peterson, OG/New Hampshire: Peterson (6-2 1/8, 297 pounds) ran his 40s in 5.05 and 5.09. He also had a 35-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-7 long jump, 4.37 short shuttle and a 7.29 three-cone drill. He’s very athletic and could fit in with a zone blocking scheme like the Falcons or Broncos.

Steve Vallos, OL/Wake Forest: Vallos (6-2 7/8, 305 pounds) ran his 40s in 5.21 and 5.12. He also had a 26-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-10 long jump, 4.61 short shuttle, 7.73 three-cone drill and 32 bench presses. Vallos is very experienced and versatile, mainly played OT in college. Not the most physically gifted of players, but gets by with his smarts.

Kyle Young, C/Fresno St: Young (6-5, 354) ran the 40 in 5.58 and 5.64 seconds. He also notched a 25-inch vertical jump, a 7-foot-5 broad jump, a 5.07 short shuttle, an 8.40 three-cone drill and 23 bench presses. After not receiving a combine invite, Young didn’t make the most of this chance, and showed up looking a bit out of shape. All of these numbers would have been toward the bottom of the offensive linemen at the combine (other than his weight).

Jason Trusnik, DE/OLB/Ohio Northern: Trusnik (6-3½, 249) ran both of his 40s in 4.67, the short shuttle in 4.17 and the three-cone drill in 6.78. He had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-11 broad jump and 18 bench presses. He played in the Texas vs. the Nation game, and registered 6 tackles and ½ sacks. His brother Lenny, who was a junior, lead the Polar Bears in tackles with 89, and he lead them in TFL’s and sacks, with 19.5 and 11.0.

Darius Sanders, DE/Oregon: Sanders (6-4 ¼, 273) ran the 40 in 4.87 and 4.88 seconds. He also notched a 26 ½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.60 short shuttle and a 7.65 three-cone drill. He has a lot of the tools to be a very good pass rusher, but hasn’t really put them together yet. This was a bit of a disappointing workout for him.

Greg Peterson, DE/NC Central: Peterson (6-5 286) ran two forties, each at 4.73. He also had 21 bench presses, an 8’11” broad jump, a 32.5” vertical, a 4.51 short shuttle, and a 7.84 3-cone drill. He led his team with 19.5 TFL and 7.5 sacks last season, and a workout like this should definitely help him.

Marquise Gunn, DE/Auburn: Gunn (6-3 5/8, 266) ran his 40s in 4.81 and 4.84 seconds, and the three-cone drill in 7.46. He also had a 31½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-6 broad jump and 26 bench presses. He excels vs. the run, and has ideal strength, but might need to add some bulk. Not the most athletic guy around, average as a pass rusher, had 4 sacks this year.

J.J. Milan, DE/Nevada: Milan (6-4 5/8, 269 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.90 and 5.15. He also had a 33-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-10 long jump, 4.34 short shuttle, 7.00 three-cone drill and 26 bench presses. Led the Wolf Pack with 9 sacks last year, was thought of as a 3-4 OLB by many, but I think he has the size/strength to stay at end. Four year starter has been injured frequently in college, but he can flat out play.

Larry McSwain, DE/LB/UAB: McSwain (6-0 ¼, 242 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.72 and 4.74. He also had a 33 ½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-8 long jump, 4.59 short shuttle, 7.34 three-cone drill and 22 bench presses. A move to OLB is definitely possible, as he has ideal pass rushing skills and athleticism to play in the 3-4. Had a top sophomore campaign, with 18 TFL and 13 sacks, but dropped off in his junior and senior seasons, posting 14.5 TFL and 10 sacks combined.

Mike DeVito, DE/DT/Maine: DeVito (6-3 3/8, 295 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.87 and 4.97. He also had a 33-inch vertical jump, 9-foot long jump, 4.53 short shuttle, 7.50 three-cone drill and 31 bench presses. He definitely put up some impressive numbers for a guy his size, and with the shortage of 3-4 Defensive Ends, he could get a call on day 2. He had 10.5 TFL and 7 sacks this past season.

Matt King, DE/LB/Maine: King (6-2 ½, 257 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.69 and 4.77. He also had a 34 ½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-10 long jump, 4.56 short shuttle, 7.06 three-cone drill and 19 bench presses. King has excellent pass rush ability, and could probably move outside and be a 3-4 LB. He finished last season with 18 TFL and 11.5 sacks.

Derrick Jones, DE/GVSU: Jones (6-3 7/8 282) ran a 4.74 forty, had 24 reps, a 31” vertical, and a 9’11” broad jump. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.55 and the 3-cone drill in 7.34. His size and athleticism give him a lot of potential, and he led the Lakers with 17.5 TFL and 9.5 sacks last season.

J.P. Bekasiak, DT/Toledo: Bekasiak (6-6, 296) ran 5.09 and 5.12 in the 40. He also had a 27-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-9 broad jump, 4.53 short shuttle a 7.81 cone, and 32 bench reps. He was invited to the CFL scouting combine, and can also play DE in the 3-4.

Ramel Meekins, DT/Rutgers: Meekins (5-11, 284) ran the 40 in 5.07 and 5.19 seconds. He also had a 26-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-4 broad jump, a 4.60 short shuttle, a 7.71 three-cone drill and 30 bench presses. He’s very undersized for a DT, but plays very aggressive and strong. He had 68 tackles, 13 TFL, and 8 sacks for Rutgers last year, great stats for a DT. Would be a top prospect if he were several inches taller.

Kelly Talavou, DT/Utah: Talavou (6-1¾, 329) ran his 40s in 5.29 and 5.35 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.75 and the three-cone drill in 8.07. He also had a 30-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-3 broad jump and 29 bench presses. He’s a very solid all around player, and put up better statistics in college than highly touted teammate Paul Soliai. Excels vs. the run, could be a NT.

Daniel Muir, DT/Kent St: Muir (6-1 7/8, 303) ran his 40s in 4.90 and 4.95 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.59 and the three-cone drill in 7.39. He also had a 29½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-7 broad jump and 37 bench presses. This was an excellent workout for him, and he was previously though of an undersized DT, but measured in 18 pounds heavier than his listed weight and still showed great athleticism. Very active inside, had 11 TFL this past season.

Conrad Bolston, DT/Maryland: Bolston (6-3 5/8, 300 pounds) ran his 40s in 5.28 and 5.28. He also had a 30-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-6 long jump, 4.64 short shuttle and 7.63 three-cone drill and 30 bench presses. Had 35 tackles, 3.5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks last year. Mainly a strong, run plugging DT, but can collapse the pocke on occasion. Not a very talented pass rusher.

Marquay Love, NT/Houston: Love (6-0 3/8, 307 pounds) ran his 40s in 5.10 and 5.12. He also had a 31-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-7 long jump, 4.58 short shuttle, 7.53 three-cone drill and 28 bench presses. I think he has excellent potential as a NT, extremely hard to move, had 53 tackles and 11 TFL last season. Lacks ideal height and wears down late in games, but can really stuff the run.

Trey Lewis, DT/Washburn: Lewis (6-2 7/8, 318) ran his 40s in 5.14 and 5.15 seconds. He also had a 30½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot broad jump and 21 bench presses. He was impressive at the Texas vs. the Nation game and has excellent athleticism for a guy his size. Doesn’t play as big as he is. Had 62 tackles, 10 TFL, and 4 sacks for the Ichabods last season.

Joe Anoai, DL/Georgia Tech: Anoai (6-2 5/8 303) ran a 4.91 forty, had a 34” vertical, a 9’5” broad jump, and a 7.29 3-cone drill. Measuring in at 303 pounds was key to him, as it shows that he has the size to play DT. His 10 yard split was 1.61, which is excellent for a 300+ pound guy. He has always impressed me with his effort and strength, and made my list of Combine Snubs. Playing DE and DT as a senior, he had 9 TFL and 4.5 sacks.

Zach West, DT/UTEP: West (6-4 3/8 302) ran a 5.00 forty, had 28 bench reps, a 26” vertical, 8’8” broad jump, a 4.53 short shuttle, and a 7.46 3-cone. He was 2nd on UTEP with 7 TFL last season. He has the size/strength to hold vs. the run, but can also use his athleticism to penetrate into the backfield.

Dedrick Harrington, MLB/Missouri: Harrington (6-3 1/8, 248) ran his 40s in 4.68 and 4.72 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.28 and the three-cone drill in 6.90. He had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-11 broad jump and 26 bench presses. He has great size and strong vs. the run, but struggles in coverage. Put up some very surprising numbers here.

Matt Muncy, LB/Ohio: Muncy (6-0 5/8, 242) ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.67 seconds. He also notched a 37-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-8 broad jump, a 4.22 short shuttle, a 7.18 three-cone drill and 26 bench presses. All of those would have been near the top of the LB group at the combine, and he was very productive at each LB spot in college. He was a good RB in high school, and you can tell he has kept that kind of athleticism by his overall workout.

Mark Zalewski, LB/Wisconsin: Zalewski (6-1 5/8, 232) ran his 40s in 4.80 and 4.81 seconds. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.48 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.41. He had a 33 ½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump and 19 bench presses. The numbers put up here aren’t the greatest, but they’re solid, and he has the tools to make it in the NFL.

Devraun Thompson, LB/Rutgers: Thompson (5-10 3/8 225) ran the 40 in 4.86 and 4.86 seconds. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-4 broad jump, a 4.22 short shuttle a 7.12 three-cone drill and 22 bench presses. This is one of the most underrated players in the draft, and could really help someone on special teams, at the least. Led Rutgers with 83 tackles last year.

Kevin “Boo” McLee, LB/West Virginia: McLee (6-1 ¼, 244) ran his 40s in 4.97 and 4.99 seconds. He also recorded a 34 ½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-3 broad jump, a 4.54 short shuttle, a 7.08 three-cone drill and 15 bench presses. This was a player that I felt should’ve been invited to the combine after a pretty good Senior Bowl performance, but running near a 5.0 forty is not going to help his chances of getting drafted.

Johnny Baldwin, Alabama A&M: Baldwin (6-1 232) ran a 4.59 forty, benched 225 28 times, had a 38” vertical, a 10’4” broad jump, a 4.32 short shuttle, and a 6.91 3-cone drill according to his team’s official site. His productivity at the D-1AA level was great, leading his team in tackles for his final 2 years, but his athleticism and actual size have been questioned. This kind of workout should definitely help him get some looks on day 2.

Will Herring, LB/S/ Auburn: Herring (6-2 5/8 229) ran times of 4.57 and 4.58 in the forty, a 3.99 short shuttle, and a 6.56 3-cone drill. He also had a 35” vertical, 10’5” broad jump, and repped 225 18 times. He might be moved to safety in the NFL, due to his lack of ideal size and strength, and this workout should definitely help his stock. His shuttle and cone drill times would have topped the entire LB group at the combine.

Clint Session, LB/Pittsburgh: Session (5-11, 236) ran the 40 in 4.57 and 4.57 seconds. He also notched a 30 ½-inch vertical, a 9-foot-6 broad jump, a 4.15 short shuttle and 36 bench presses. He injured his hamstring and didn't run the three-cone drill. He was second on the Panthers with 101 tackles and 12 TFL. Also led the team with 5 forced fumbles. Lacks ideal size, but this kind of workout should get him some looks.

Charleston Hughes, LB/Northwood: Hughes (6-0 1/8, 230) worked out at Michigan's Pro Day. He ran his 40s in 4.54 and 4.60 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.43 and the three-cone drill in 6.93. He also had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump and 25 bench presses. He led the Division II Timberwolves with 103 tackles, 12 TFL, and also had 2 interceptions. He excels in coverage and is very athletic, but lacks ideal size and overall strength. Could help on special teams.

David Holloway, OLB/Marylnd: Holloway (6-1 5/8, 229 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.72 and 4.78. He also had a 37-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-9 long jump, 4.25 short shuttle, 7.13 three-cone drill and 32 bench presses. Was third on the Terps with 70 tackles last season.

Ameer Ismail, LB/Western Michigan: Ismail (6-0 7/8, 232) ran his 40s in 4.89 and 4.87 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.42 and the three-cone drill in 7.42. He also had a 33½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-10 broad jump and 22 bench presses. He led the Broncos with 90 tackles and led all of the NCAA with 25.5 TFL and 17 sacks. He doesn’t have ideal size or athleticism, but he can play.

Brock Stratton, LB/Texas Tech: Stratton (5-11 2/8 232 pounds) ran a 4.67 forty and had 33 bench reps. He led the Red Raiders in tackles last season, with 88, then decided to come out early. I doubt he’ll get drafted, but could make an impact on special teams for someone. He’ll be a 26 year old rookie, after going on a Mormon mission coming out of high school. Had 95 tackles as a freshman, and made several Freshman All-American teams.

Aaron Cotteral, OLB/Lenoir-Rhyne: Cotteral (6-0 5/8 226) ran a 4.50 forty, had 25 bench reps, a 31.5” vertical jump, a 9’8” broad jump, and times of 4.54 and 7.24 in the short shuttle and 3-cone drill. He led the Bears with 18 TFL and 6.5 sacks last season. He has already bypassed a contract offer from the Orlando Predators of the AFL, according to his school’s website.

Ramon Guzman, OLB/Buffalo: Guzman (6-2 1/8 232) ran a 4.60 forty, had 16 bench reps, 32.5” vertical, 10’3” broad jump, a 4.28 short shuttle, and a 6.85 3-cone drill. Though he didn’t even lead his team in tackles last season, Guzman has garnered a lot of interest and several individual workouts from teams around the league thanks to his performance at his pro day.

Cameron Siskowic, LB/Illinois St: Siskowic (6-1 6/8 228) ran a 4.65 forty, had 20 bench reps, a 34.5” vertical, 9’7” broad jump, a 4.51 short shuttle, and a 7.08 3-cone drill. He’s been on the scouting radar for a long time now, and really impressed in the Texas vs. the Nation game with 13 tackles. He had 154 tackles last season, 132 his junior year, and 92 as a sophomore.

Courtney Brown, CB/Cal-Poly SLO: The Cal-Poly SLO product worked out at San Jose as part of their pro day and he really stood out with great numbers. He originally started school there as a wide receiver and was moved to DB in 2004. Brown (6-1 3/8, 200) ran two 40s, notching a 4.35 and 4.32. He had a vertical jump of 41 ½ inches, a 10-foot-11 broad jump, a 4.07 short shuttle, a 7.10 three-cone and 15 bench presses.

Mike Richardson, CB/Notre Dame: Richardson (5-10¾, 188 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.48 and 4.50. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-7 broad jump, 4.05 short shuttle and 6.27 three-cone drill, which would have been the best time at the combine by .23 seconds.

Willie Byrd, CB/Miles College: Byrd (6-3 197 pounds) ran 4.39, 4.41, and 4.56 forties, then went on to post a 41.5” vertical and 10’4” broad jump. The most impressive number of his workout might be his 3-cone time of 6.72. That is great for such a big CB, and don’t be surprised to see somebody spend a late round pick on this guy because of his potential.

Derrick Roberson, CB/Rutgers: Roberson (5-9, 182) ran the 40 in 4.41 and 4.42 seconds. He also had a 42 ½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-11 broad jump, a 4.14 short shuttle, a 6.87 three-cone drill and 18 bench presses. He struggled with some injuries over his career at Rutgers, but I think he has the tools to be an excellent nickel back, that can cover smaller, quicker WR’s, and the numbers he put up here definitely helped.

Roderick Rogers, CB/Wisconsin: Rogers (6-0 7/8, 189) ran his 40s in 4.47 and 4.50 seconds. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.25 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.05. He had a 35 ½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-9 broad jump and 14 bench presses. He has ideal size and athleticism for a corner.

Usama Young, CB/Kent St: Young (5-11, 196) ran the 40 in 4.39 and 4.40 seconds. He also notched a 43-inch vertical, a 10-foot-11 broad, a 4.31 short shuttle, a 6.65 three-cone drill and 15 bench presses. I’ve heard about people talk about him as a “sleeper” guy before, but I don’t know if he can be considered that anymore. All of these times would have been near the top, if not the top (both jumps), numbers for a CB.

John Talley, CB/Duke: Talley (5-11, 173 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 and 4.61. He also had a 32½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-11 long jump, 4.43 short shuttle, 6.77 three-cone drill and nine strength lifts. This wasn’t a great workout for him, but his productive career at Duke should at least get him a call after the draft and maybe even late on day 2.

Calvin Bannister, CB/Hampton: Bannister (5-7½, 181 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.43 and 4.44. He also had a 39½-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-2 long jump, 4.07 short shuttle, 7.21 three-cone drill and 23 bench presses.

Joe Garcia, CB/Nevada: Garcia (5-11 3/8, 176 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.48 and 4.53. He also had a 35-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-7 long jump, 4.18 short shuttle, 7.12 three-cone drill and 12 bench presses. He’s very physical for his size, and can hold his own against bigger receivers. Lacks ideal catch up speed and strength.

Darius Vinnett, CB/Arkansas: Vinnett (5-7 7/8, 170) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.29 and 4.30 seconds. He also had a 39-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot broad jump, a 4.07 short shuttle, a 6.94 three-cone drill and 17 bench presses. He has excellent speed and cover skills, but is extremely small and injury prone.

Larry Anam, DB/Boston College: Anam (5-11 3/8, 190 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.37 and 4.40. He also had a 39 ½-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-11 long jump, 4.19 short shuttle, 6.89 three-cone drill and 12 bench presses. Has top-notch athleticism, but hasn’t put it all together on the field.

Tra Battle, DB/Georgia: Battle (5-11, 173 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.50 and 4.62. He also had a 36-inch vertical jump, 10-foot long jump, 4.11 short shuttle, 6.87 three-cone drill and 9 bench presses. He can really hit for such a little guy, and put up some pretty impressive numbers here.

Greg Fassitt, CB/Grambling St: Fassitt (5-11 5/8 189 pounds) ran a 4.36 forty, 6.98 3-cone, and 4.12 short shuttle. He also posted 16 bench reps, and had a vertical of 39” and a broad jump of 10’8”. He led Grambling last season with 13 passes broken up, and was second on the team with 3 interceptions. This kind of workout might move him into the draft.

Geoff Pope, CB/Howard: Pope (5-11 5/8 186 pounds) ran a 4.29 forty, had 15 bench reps, a 35” vertical, and a 9’11” broad jump. His shuttle time was 4.17, and he had a 3-cone time of 7.13. The most impressive number, however, was his 10 yard split of 1.43, which would have tied for tops at the combine with Eric Weddle and Aundrae Allison.

Justin Robinson, CB/BYU: Robinson (5-6 7/8 155) ran a 4.32 forty, had a vertical jump of 37.5” and a 10’4” broad jump. He’s extremely small, but very talented, and had 4 interceptions as a senior last season.

Ramzee Robinson, CB/Alabama: Robinson (5-9 190) ran times of 4.44 and 4.42 in the forty, had 23 bench reps, a 35” vertical jump, and a 10’0” broad jump. He was on my list of top combine “snubs”, and really impressed me in the Hula Bowl. Could be an excellent nickel DB at the next level, can help vs. the run and make big plays in coverage.

Brannon Condren, S/Troy: Condren (6-0 7/8, 208) ran his 40s in 4.49 and 4.47 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.10 and the three-cone drill in 6.94. He had a 43-inch vertical jump, an 11-foot-3 broad jump and 24 bench presses. All of these numbers would have been near the top of the safeties at the combine. He led Troy in tackles, with 98, and also had 2 interceptions, so scouts have known about him, but I don't think anyone thought he'd post these kind of numbers at his pro day.

Andrew Shanle, SS/Nebraska: Shanle (6-1, 212) ran both of his 40s in 4.40, the short shuttle in 4.09 and the three-cone drill in 6.80. He also had a 38½-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-11 broad jump and 16 lifts. I got some grief for putting Shanle on my “Combine Snub” list, but this workout proves that he has talent. His brother Scott currently plays in the NFL. At the least, he could contribute on special teams due to his size/speed and tackling ability. He led the Huskers with 4 interceptions this past year.

David Lofton, S/Stanford: Lofton (6-3¾, 212 pounds), the son of Hall of Famer James Lofton, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 and 4.48. He also had a 38½ vertical jump, 10-foot-5 long jump, 4.18 short shuttle, 6.80 three-cone drill and 20 strength lifts. He was a QB coming into college, and then moved to WR, and eventually to safety. These kind of measurables, along with his bloodlines, should get him looks late in the draft.

Melvin Bullitt, S/Texas A&M: Bullitt (6-1¼, 201 pounds) ran 4.50 and 4.48 in the 40-yard dash. He also had a 40½-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-5 broad jump, 15 strength lifts, 3.97 in the short shuttle and 6.90 in the three-cone drill. Bullitt is a player that I feel did enough over his career to receive a combine invite. His quickness numbers would have been near the top at the combine, and I think he could even be tried some at CB in the NFL.

Quinton Teal, S/Coastal Carolina: Teal (6-1 3/8, 198) ran the 40 in 4.66 seconds against the wind and 4.61 with the wind. He slipped during the short shuttle (4.40) and the three-cone drill (7.12). He had a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-4 broad jump and 12 bench presses. Teal had 17 interceptions in his career.

Karibi Dede, SS/LB/Auburn: Dede (5-11, 221) ran one 40 in 4.48 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.37 and the three-cone drill in 7.10. He also had a 35½-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump and 17 bench presses. He was a linebacker in college, but lacks ideal size. A ‘tweener, but he has solid athleticism and could contribute on special teams.

Jon Corto, S/Sacred Hart: Corto (6-0 1/8, 208 pounds) ran his 40s in 4.56 and 4.62. He also had a 4.02 short shuttle, 6.50 three-cone drill and 14 bench presses. He was 2nd on the Pioneers with 103 tackles and led them with 12 TFL.

Charles Manigo, FS/Portland St: Manigo (6-1 5/8 211 pounds) ran a 4.54 forty, a 7.00 3-cone drill, and a 4.41 short shuttle. His jumps were where he really stood out, with a 42” vertical and a 10’9” broad. He also posted 9 reps of 225. He had 58 tackles and 3 interceptions for the Vikings last year.

Andre Kirkland, S/Kent St: Kirkland (6-0 1/8 204 pounds) ran a 4.54 forty, had 16 bench reps, a 6.97 3-cone drill, and a 4.04 short shuttle. He also had a 36” vertical jump and a 10’6” broad jump. He led his team in tackles (104), TFL (13.5), interceptions (4), and forced fumbles (4) last season.

Jay Staggs, SS/UNLV: Staggs (5-11 6/8 214) ran a 4.50 forty, had 28 bench reps, a 38.5” vertical, a 10’2” broad jump, and ran times of 3.98 and 6.94 in the short shuttle and 3-cone drill.
He had 7 tackles in the Texas vs. the Nation game.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Explosiveness Rating

Last year, I thought up a formula that would put all of the "explosiveness" numbers (10 yard time, vertical jump, and broad jump), and body weight, together to create a rating for each player. There were only 245 players at the combine that did all of those tests. Here's this year's Top 100:

1 Calvin Johnson, WR/Georgia Tech: 47.31
2 Brian Robison, DE/Texas: 46.69
3 Quincy Black, OLB/New Mexico: 45.51
4 Marcus McCauley, CB/Fresno St: 45.12
5 Aundrae Allison, WR/ECU: 45.08
6 Laurent Robinson, WR/Illinois St: 45.04
7 Gerald Alexander, S/Boise St: 44.90
8 Legedu Naanee, WR/Boise St: 44.75
9 John Wendling, S/Wyoming: 44.71
10 Kenny Scott, CB/Georgia Tech: 44.57
11 LaRon Landry, S/LSU: 44.52
12 Leon Hall, CB/Michigan: 44.39
13 Patrick Willis, MLB/Ole Miss: 44.35
14 Sidney Rice, WR/South Carolina: 44.34
15 Steve Smith, WR/USC: 44.05
16 Mike Mason, WR/Tennessee St: 44.02
17 Antwan Barnes, OLB/Fla Int'l: 43.94
18 C.J. Ah You, DE/Oklahoma: 43.88
19 Adrian Peterson, RB/Oklahoma: 43.84
20 Lawrence Timmons, OLB/Florida St: 43.78
21 Daren Stone, S/Maine: 43.72
22 Anthony Gonzalez, WR/Ohio St: 43.64
23 Jonathan Wade, CB/Tennessee: 43.55
24 Kenny Irons, RB/Auburn: 43.54
25 Darius Walker, RB/Notre Dame: 43.49
26 Jason Hill, WR/Washington St: 43.49
27 Reggie Nelson, S/Florida: 43.42
28 Robert Meachem, WR/Tennessee: 43.39
29 C.J. Wilson, CB/Baylor: 43.38
30 Sabby Piscitelli, S/Oregon St: 43.38
31 Rory Johnson, OLB/Ole Miss: 43.37
32 Anthony Arline, CB/Baylor: 43.29
33 Aaron Fairooz, WR/Central Arkansas: 43.28
34 Josh Wilson, CB/Maryland: 43.23
35 Matt Trannon, WR/Michigan St: 43.14
36 Eric Wright, CB/UNLV: 43.1
37 Lorenzo Booker, RB/Florida St: 43.05
38 Drisan James, WR/Boise St: 42.97
39 Eric Weddle, S/Utah: 42.96
40 Michael Griffin, S/Texas: 42.83
41 Dallas Baker, WR/Florida: 42.82
42 Chris Henry, RB/Arizona: 42.78
43 Juwan Simpson, OLB/Alabama: 42.75
44 Kolby Smith, RB/Louisville: 42.72
45 Zak DeOssie, OLB/Brown: 42.67
46 DeShawn Wynn, RB/Florida: 42.65
47 Jonathan Holland, WR/La Tech: 42.63
48 Marshawn Lynch, RB/California: 42.6
49 Chad Nkang, S/Elon: 42.55
50 Justin Durant, LB/Hampton: 42.53
51 Paul Posluszny, LB/Penn St: 42.52
52 Gaines Adams, DE/Clemson: 42.41
53 Brandon Jackson, RB/Nebraska: 42.40
54 Jay Moore, DE/Nebraska: 42.37
54 Quinn Pitcock, DT/Ohio St: 42.37
56 Antonio Pittman, RB/Ohio St: 42.36
57 Stewart Bradley, OLB/Nebraska: 42.32
58 Jamaal Anderson, DE/Arkansas: 42.27
59 Jacoby Jones, WR/Lane: 42.23
60 Brian Leonard, RB/Rutgers: 42.21
61 Michael Allan, TE/Whitworth: 42.20
62 Adam Carriker, DE/Nebraska: 42.18
63 Onrea Jones, WR/Hampton: 42.16
64 C.J. Gaddis, CB/Clemson: 42.12
65 Mike Walker, WR/UCF: 42.11
66 Baraka Atkins, DE/Miami: 42.09
67 Courtney Taylor, WR/Auburn: 42.08
68 Chris Houston, CB/Arkansas: 42.07
69 Derek Schouman, FB/Boise St: 42.05
70 Cory Anderson, FB/Tennessee: 42.04
71 Dwayne Bowe, WR/LSU: 42.01
72 Craig Dahl, S/North Dakota St: 41.98
73 LaMarr Woodley, DE/Michigan: 41.97
74 Paul Williams, WR/Fresno St: 41.95
75 Steve Breaston, WR/Michigan: 41.80
76 Michael Okwo, LB/Stanford: 41.69
77 Eldra Buckley, RB/Chattanooga: 41.66
78 Dallas Sartz, OLB/USC: 41.65
79 Jerard Rabb, WR/Boise St: 41.63
80 Jared Zabransky, QB/Boise St: 41.59
81 Ryne Robinson, WR/Miami (Ohio): 41.58
81 Greg Olsen, TE/Miami: 41.58
83 Brandon McDonald, CB/Memphis: 41.57
84 Xzavie Jackson, DE/Missouri: 41.54
84 Duane Coleman, CB/Clemson: 41.54
86 Johnnie Lee Higgins, WR/UTEP: 41.53
86 Tim Shaw, OLB/Penn St: 41.53
88 Tarell Brown, CB/Texas: 41.52
89 D'Juan Woods, WR/Oklahoma St: 41.49
90 Paul Soliai, DT/Utah: 41.42
91 David Harris, MLB/Michigan: 41.39
92 Aaron Ross, CB/Texas: 41.38
93 Joe Staley, OT/Central Michigan: 41.24
94 Charles Johnson, DE/Georgia: 41.21
95 Michael Coe, CB/Alabama St: 41.19
96 Fred Bennett, CB/South Carolina: 41.17
97 Reggie Lewis, CB/Florida: 41.16
98 James Jones, WR/San Jose St: 41.03
98 DaShon Goldson, CB/Washington: 41.03
100 Quentin Moses, DE/Georgia: 40.94

Formula: BW/25+BJ+VJ/3+25(2-10yd)
BW=Body Weight
BJ=Broad Jump
VJ=Vertical Jump
10yd=10 yard time

Here are the highest ratings at each position this year:
QB: Jared Zabransky, Boise St: 41.59 (80th)
RB: Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma: 43.84 (19th)
FB: Derek Schouman, Boise St: 42.05 (69th)
TE: Michael Allan, Whitworth: 42.20 (61st)
WR: Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech: 47.31 (1st)
OT: Joe Staley, Central Michigan: 41.24 (93rd)
OG: Allen Barbre, Missouri S St: 40.17 (125th)
C: Samson Satele, Hawaii: 37.67 (191st)
DE: Brian Robison, Texas: 46.69 (2nd)
DT: Quinn Pitcock, Ohio St: 42.37 (54th)
MLB: Patrick Willis, Ole Miss: 44.35 (13th)
OLB: Quincy Black, New Mexico: 45.51 (3rd)
CB: Marcus McCauley, Fresno St: 45.12 (4th)
S: Gerald Alexander, Boise St: 44.90 (7th)

Last year's best:
QB: D.J. Shockley, Georgia: 40.14
RB: Joseph Addai, LSU: 43.81
FB: Garrett Mills, Tulsa: 40.72
TE: Vernon Davis, Maryland: 47.08

WR: Sinorice Moss, Miami: 44.65
OT: Daryn Colledge, Boise St: 39.21
OG: Davin Joseph, Oklahoma: 38.86
C: Chris Chester, Oklahoma: 39.45
DE: Mario Williams, N.C. St: 45.3

DT: Jonathan Lewis, Virginia Tech: 40.78
MLB: DeMeco Ryans, Alabama: 42.19
OLB: Ernie Sims, Florida St: 44.83
CB: Jason Allen, Tennessee: 44.95
S: Donte Whitner, Ohio St: 44.24

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Mock Draft 1.0

I don’t usually do mock drafts until after the combine, so sorry for the long wait, but here’s the first of hopefully several in the last weeks leading up to the draft. My mocks aren’t something that I really take a lot of pride in (that would be my Top 100), as the most accurate ones usually require “inside” information, but they’re fun to do and to argue over. Please leave any kind of feedback, questions, suggestions or input in the comments area on here. Here’s Mock Draft 1.0:

1. Oakland: JaMarcus Russell, QB/LSU: I’ve already said that it’d be a good idea to take Calvin Johnson, but I doubt Al Davis will make the right decision. Russell seems like the kind of guy Davis loves, and he’s the one that makes all the decisions. Andrew Walter isn’t exactly a great quarterback, either.

2. Detroit: Gaines Adams, DE/Clemson: The Lions’ past history with 1st round WR’s won’t allow them to take one, but they probably should. Joe Thomas would be the safe pick, but all signs point to taking a DE, even if they try to trade down. Adams here is a bit of a reach, but with Jeff Backus solidified as the LT and the recent trade for George Foster, the Lions OL looks pretty set for once.

3. Cleveland: Adrian Peterson, RB/Oklahoma: Jamal Lewis is not the long term answer in Cleveland. Peterson has limitless potential if he can stay healthy, and Charlie Frye could be a solid starter down the road. Local boy Brady Quinn is a strong possibility, but I think a Frye/Peterson combo would be better than a Quinn/Jamal Lewis.

4. Tampa Bay: Calvin Johnson, WR/Georgia Tech: This is a no-brainer if I’ve ever seen one. The best player is left on the board at #4? Also, WR just happens to be one of Tampa’s biggest needs, with Joey Galloway getting older and Michael Clayton underachieving. Johnson has as much talent as anyone I’ve ever seen, his only weakness is that he might not be around whenever your team picks.

5. Arizona: Joe Thomas, OT/Wisconsin: The Cardinals desperately need OL help and may try to trade up and get it. It’s a strong possibility Thomas will be left here if no trades go down. Leonard Davis’ departure was like kicking the Cards OL while they were down. Thomas at #5 would be a blessing to Matt Leinart and Arizona fans everywhere.

6. Washington: Alan Branch, DT/Michigan: The Redskins needed a DT anyways, and then they lost 2 in free agency. Branch has a ton of talent, but this pick would be mainly based on potential. He could clog up the middle right away, but he needs some work rushing the passer.

7. Minnesota: Jamaal Anderson, DE/Arkansas: It’ll be hard not to take Quinn here, especially with the probable pressure from the fans, but Tarvaris Jackson has a ton of potential, and I think they’ll stick with him for a little while longer. DE is also a major need, with the average Darrion Scott and the underachieving Kenechi Udeze (who combined for 5.5 sacks) slated to start next season.

8. Houston: LaRon Landry, S/LSU: Landry had an excellent combine performance, and the Texans need some talented safeties badly. C.C. Brown and Glenn Earl just won’t cut it. Levi Brown is another possibility here, as they really need a top LT, but he’d be a little bit of a reach in the top 10. If Quinn is left, it’ll be a very tough decision for them, but I think they’ll go the safe route and not take another top 10 QB.

9. Miami: Brady Quinn, QB/Notre Dame: The Dolphins are praying that Quinn falls to #9, and I’m guessing they’d rather have him starting than Cleo Lemon. If he doesn’t fall to here, Amobi Okoye and Jamaal Anderson are options, but if he does, there’s no doubt who they’ll take.

10. Atlanta: Patrick Willis, LB/Ole Miss: Ed Hartwell was released, and Jordan Beck is undersized. Willis is as good of a LB as I’ve seen in years, and he has the potential to be a Ray Lewis type of leader and player. They really need a safety, but if LaRon Landry’s gone, I don’t think they’ll reach for Reggie Nelson.

11. San Francisco: Ted Ginn Jr, WR/Ohio St: The 49ers have a history of letting their up and coming WR’s go in free agency (Brandon Lloyd, Antonio Bryant), but now that Arnaz Battle and Taylor Jacobs are starting, I think they’ve got to break down and take a star player like Ginn. Also, think about an Alex Smith to Ted Ginn/ Vernon Davis combination. He could do some damage in the return game right away, too.

12. Buffalo: Marshawn Lynch, RB/California: I don’t think they’re satisfied with the Anthony Thomas and Shaud Williams combo. Lynch has way more talent than both of those backs, and along with J.P. Losman and Lee Evans, would form one of the most exciting young offenses in the game.

13. St. Louis: Chris Houston, CB/Arkansas: St. Louis always seems to think they can get by with patchwork cornerbacks. An NFL Defense just can’t do that. Drafting Tye Hill last year was a step in the right direction, but they still need another top CB alongside him.

14. Carolina: Paul Posluszny, LB/Penn St: Poz might be a reach this high, but the Panthers are in desperate need of an LB, and don’t really have any other major holes to fill. Dan Morgan’s future looks very doubtful, Chris Draft is getting old, and Na’il Diggs is nothing better than an average starter. Posluszny’s workouts might not have been great, but he did enough over his career at PSU to be a first rounder.

15. Pittsburgh: Adam Carriker, DE/Nebraska: With no big time 3-4 LB’s in the mold of Merriman or Ware, the Steelers opt for the next best thing; an extremely talented DE that can rush the passer and stuff the run. Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel are alright, but they aren’t stars like Carriker has the potential to be.

16. Green Bay: Greg Olsen, TE/Miami: Favre needs a safe, over the middle target now that Bubba Franks is slowing down, and Olsen can do that and much more. His workouts at the combine really moved him up. Marshawn Lynch would be an ideal pick if he was left, but I think the Bills are going to grab him with McGahee leaving.

17. Jacksonville: Reggie Nelson, S/Florida: After losing Deon Grant to free agency, the Jag’s only safety with meaningful PT is 3rd year man Gerald Sensabaugh. This is a good spot for Nelson, and it only helps that he was a star college player in Florida.

18. Cincinnati: Amobi Okoye, DT/Louisville: If Okoye is left this low, you can pencil it in. They won’t even need a minute to think about it, Okoye is extremely talented and has a ton of potential, but he’s also a smart, high character guy and team leader. That’s exactly what this troubled Bengals team needs, and not to mention, Sam Adams isn’t getting any younger.

19. Tennessee: Robert Meachem, WR/Tennessee: He’s a big play WR, and V.Y. needs a go to guy, especially now that Drew Bennett’s gone. All 4 of their current receivers combined for 4 touchdowns last year (all 4 were Brandon Jones). I’m almost positive they’ll take a receiver here; I’m just not sure which one. They’ll probably go with the hometown playmaker.

20. NY Giants: Dwayne Bowe, WR/LSU: Sinorice Moss was hurt all season, Amani Toomer is getting older by the second, and Tim Carter was traded. Plaxico is very talented, but he can be a head case at times and doesn’t really like going over the middle. He’s the complete opposite of Bowe, which is why they’d make such a good pair.

21. Denver: Levi Brown, OT/Penn St: The Broncos will be drooling all over themselves if Brown is left at #21. The Texans could take him at 8, or he could fall down to here. The last 1st round lineman they took, George Foster (#20 overall), was a big time disappointment, but their need at the position is too great to have second thoughts, and Brown is very talented.

22. Dallas: Darrelle Revis, CB/Pittsburgh: Anthony Henry is losing speed, but still has talent and may be moved to safety. Aaron Glenn just isn’t good enough to start anymore. Revis is very talented and could start right away at CB. Chose not to work out at the combine, which might hurt his stock, but if he does well at his pro day, it shouldn’t be a big deal.

23. Kansas City: Tony Ugoh, OT/Arkansas: He’ll be the ideal left tackle in KC’s scheme. He’s very athletic but also has top notch power, size and strength. His potential is through the roof, but hasn’t put it all together yet. He might not be able to start right away.

24. New England*: Leon Hall, CB/Michigan: Even with Asante Samuel coming back, CB remains one of the Pats’ biggest needs. Ellis Hobbs isn’t great, and Chad Scott is getting old. Hall would provide another corner that can be counted on in man coverage, and would only have to cover team’s #2 targets thanks to Samuel’s shutdown ability.

25. NY Jets: Brian Leonard, FB/Rutgers: This might be a reach, but he’d be an excellent compliment to Thomas Jones, and even though he wants to play RB, New York needs a versatile FB. He’s also a hometown fan favorite, and the hard to please Jets fans would probably be happy with this pick.

26. Philadelphia: Sidney Rice, WR/South Carolina: Reggie Brown is a good player, but I just don’t think he’s a good #1 receiver. Right now I think Rice is one of the more underrated players in the draft. He doesn’t get the attention that some of the other top WR’s get because he isn’t as flashy and didn’t run a blazing 40, but he’s just as talented. He catches anything in sight, and after Philly’s last run with a head case WR (T.O.), I think they’ll pass on Dwayne Jarrett to take the team player.

27. New Orleans: Michael Griffin, S/Texas: The Saints offense is as good as any in the land, but their defense could definitely use some work. Griffin would be a great compliment to Josh Bullocks, as he is more of an in the box, playmaking safety and Bullocks is more of a center fielding, cover guy type.

28. New England: Jarvis Moss, DE/LB/Florida: He’s probably not ready to make an impact yet, but in a few years, watch out. I think he’ll end up at LB in a 3-4, and at 6’7”, 250, with a sub-4.70 forty, the skills are all there. The Patriots’ aging LB’s have gotten the job done for years, but it’s time to start bringing in some new guys.

29. Baltimore: Justin Blalock, OG/Texas: The Ravens power running game shouldn’t drop off with the loss of Edwin Mulitalo. He was getting old anyways, and Blalock has great talent. His 40 reps of 225 at the combine were the 2nd most of anyone, and he’s also very versatile, experienced, and NFL ready.

30. San Diego: Dwayne Jarrett, WR/USC: San Diego desperately needs a big time, playmaking WR to compliment Antonio Gates. Keenan McCardell isn’t getting any younger, Eric Parker is not a #1 WR, and Vincent Jackson isn’t ready yet. Jarrett might have some issues with his top end speed and attitude, but there is no denying his big play ability. His decision not to work out at the combine might hurt his stock in a draft with so many great receivers.

31. Chicago: Lawrence Timmons, LB/Florida St: With Lance Briggs threatening to hold out, the Bears choose the easy way out and draft a LB. Briggs won’t be missed as much with the aggressive, athletic, and instinctive Timmons stepping in.

32. Indianapolis: Aaron Ross, CB/Texas: Nick Harper will be missed more than many people think, as he was their main shutdown CB last year, and could also support vs. the run. Ross is more physically gifted but might need some time to adjust to the pro game. He has a lot of talent, and would be a solid pick here, but might not be able to start right away like they’ll need him to.

*=From Seattle

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pro Day Results Links

Here are some links for Pro Day Results around the Nation:

Gil Brandt at

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Top 100

Here are the Top 100 Overall prospects. This is my opinion of players, and how good I think they’ll be in the NFL, but is NOT A MOCK DRAFT, and does not reflect where I think these players will be drafted. I just completed the Top 32 scouting reports/comparisons, and the Top 50 should be up soon, and finally the Top 100, within the next couple of weeks. If you just looked at my last Top 50 Scouting Reports, you might want to look at these again because I’ve changed a lot of stuff. Some player comparisons are stretches (either in a good or a bad way), but I want the common fan to know someone who plays a similar style of football, as that is who I mainly try to appeal to here. Hope you like this, and please leave any comments feedback!

1 Calvin Johnson*, WR/Georgia Tech (6’5” 239 4.35)
Positives: He’s a freak of nature type of athlete. His size/speed combo is ridiculous, and he also has a great set of hands. Makes some spectacular catches and can also run after the catch. Not afraid to go over the middle. He’s a high character guy and a hard worker.
Negatives: Makes some amazing catches, but occasionally drops some easy ones. Disappeared in some big games this year, but that was mainly because of Reggie Ball.
NFL Comparison: More athletic Larry Fitzgerald

2 Adrian Peterson*, RB/Oklahoma (6’2” 217 4.40)
Positives: He has a prototype combination of size and speed, and uses it well. Runs so hard and so fast, nobody wants to get in his way. He’s mainly a North-South runner but shows excellent quickness when he has to. He’s a hard worker and a team player.
Negatives: Durability is a big concern, as he only played one full, healthy year in college. Runs upright and is more susceptible to big hits. May have to change up his running style to stay on the field, and who knows how that would affect him. Hands are questionable.
NFL Comparison: Steven Jackson

3 Joe Thomas, OT/Wisconsin (6’7” 311 4.92)
Positives: Very big and very athletic. Great feet for a 6’7” tackle, blocks downfield like a TE. Great size and long arms, solid run blocker, but pass blocking is his main strength.
Negatives: Had a torn ACL at the end of last season, but looks fully recovered. Doesn’t have much of a mean streak, needs to be a better finisher. He could add overall strength.
NFL Comparison: Orlando Pace

4 JaMarcus Russell*, QB/LSU (6’6” 265 4.75*)
Positives: Huge, has one of the strongest arms I’ve ever seen. He’s very hard to bring down in the pocket. Potential is his biggest strength. He shows good touch on deep passes.
Negatives: He might be a little overweight. Many question his work ethic, leadership, and intelligence. Accuracy comes and goes, but when he’s on, he can’t be stopped.
NFL Comparison: Daunte Culpepper

5 Gaines Adams, DE/Clemson (6’5” 258 4.64)
Positives: Extremely quick edge rusher, has the frame to add more weight and play DE, but has the athleticism to play LB if that doesn’t work out. He was a very productive pass rusher at Clemson.
Negatives: His strength is a big question mark, and he did nothing to help that at the combine by deciding not to lift. Lacks ideal size to hold up vs. the run, can be pushed back pretty easily.
NFL Comparison: Jevon Kearse

6 Patrick Willis, MLB/Ole Miss (6’1” 242 4.51)
Positives: One of my favorite players in the draft, I’ve always had him much higher than most people. You won’t find many tougher guys. He has great instincts and athleticism. He works well through traffic, and rarely, if ever, misses tackles.
Negatives: He’s not real fluid in coverage, average ball skills. He might want to add some size/strength. Has had a few injuries, but played through most of them.
NFL Comparison: Ray Lewis

7 LaRon Landry, S/LSU (6’1” 213 4.35)
Positives: A top athlete, all around. Has great size, strength, speed, and explosiveness. He controls the middle of the field. Can cover WR’s, rush the passer, and support vs. the run, does it all.
Negatives: His ball skills could improve. He doesn’t have natural hands. Occasionally misses tackles while going for the big hit. Can’t be counted on to cover smaller, quicker WR’s.
NFL Comparison: A younger Rodney Harrison

8 Brady Quinn, QB/Notre Dame (6’4” 232 4.70*)
Positives: He has all the tools to be a top pocket quarterback. Strong arm gets good velocity and can make all the throws. Good leader, confident but not cocky, which is what you want in a quarterback.
Negatives: He never won big games at Notre Dame, but that had a lot to do with the lack of overall talent around him. Inconsistent, accuracy can be spotty at times.
NFL Comparison: David Carr’s skill set

9 Adam Carriker, DE/Nebraska (6’6” 296 4.90)
Positives: Amazing athlete for his size. Versatile, could play DE in a 3-4 or 4-3. Excels vs. the run and can rush the passer. Strong bull rusher, but can also edge rush when he wants to.
Negatives: Had a bit of a disappointing senior year. He has average straight line speed, but plays quicker. Lacks ideal burst and explosiveness, could improve set of pass rush moves.
NFL Comparison: Trevor Pryce

10 Ted Ginn Jr*, WR/Ohio St (5’11” 178 4.30*)
Positives: Has lights out speed, big time playmaker. Improved greatly over his career at OSU as a WR, has natural hands. Excellent kick returner could contribute on ST right away.
Negatives: His size and strength are the two biggest questions with him. He doesn’t like to go over the middle, still a little raw in terms of routes and blocking. Has amazing potential but would be a bit of a risk in the top 10.
NFL Comparison: Joey Galloway

11 Marshawn Lynch*, RB/Cal (5’11” 215 4.46)
Positives: Excellent quickness for his size, has a great set of moves and uses them well. Can catch out of the backfield, has ideal speed. Can run outside or inside with equal effectiveness.
Negatives: Has had some pretty serious concerns with the law recently, which brings up some character questions. Sometimes tries to do too much, and then ends up losing yards. Doesn’t have the greatest vision, could read his blocks a little better.
NFL Comparison: Edgerrin James

12 Amobi Okoye, DT/Louisville (6’2” 302 5.07)
Positives: He’s going to be a 20 year old rookie, so he has great potential. Productive pass rusher, gets excellent penetration thanks to his excellent burst off the line. Holds up well vs. the run, but can also make plays in the backfield. Very intelligent, hard worker, and a team leader.
Negatives: His stamina could definitely improve. Played in the Senior Bowl at 287 pounds, but put on 15 before the combine. Has a relatively weak lower body, still raw and could improve technique/leverage.
NFL Comparison: Bryant Young

13 Jamaal Anderson*, DE/Arkansas (6’5” 288 4.85*)
Positives: Already big, but has the frame to add even more weight. Good athlete for his size, very productive junior season. Very good pass rusher, can also hold up vs. the run.
Negatives: He’s only had one real year of playing time, not much experience. A little inconsistent, still raw, needs to improve technique. Not a “freak” athlete like Mario was.
NFL Comparison: Poor man’s Mario Williams

14 Alan Branch*, DT/Michigan (6’6” 324 5.07)
Positives: Massive run stuffer, demands double teams. Athletic for his size, has a ton of potential. Versatile, has played DT, NT, and DE over his career.
Negatives: Lacks ideal quickness has no real pass rush moves. Not in great shape, wears down late in games. Technique could use some work, has had weight issues before.
NFL Comparison: John Henderson

15 Levi Brown, OT/Penn St (6’6” 323 5.40)
Positives: Very big and strong, but has the quick feet to play LT. Excellent initial punch, explosive run blocker that gets a good push. Simply engulfs smaller ends and holds his ground against bigger, stronger ones.
Negatives: Stamina and work ethic have been a big issue for him. He has been known to take some plays off. Didn’t have a very impressive combine performance, running a 5.4, but 40 times really aren’t important for OL. Might have to play RT.
NFL Comparison: Chris Samuels

16 Sidney Rice*, WR/South Carolina (6’4” 200 4.51)
Positives: Has some of the most reliable hands that I’ve seen. Wins a ton of jump balls, was a very productive red zone guy in college. Not an excellent athlete for a WR, but is underrated in that area.
Negatives: Still raw in terms of blocking, route running. Lacks ideal explosiveness and top end speed. Not very big or strong, has trouble at times getting off the line.
NFL Comparison: Michael Clayton

17 Tony Ugoh, OT/Arkansas (6’5” 301 5.06)
Positives: Excellent athlete for an offensive tackle has the kind of potential to be a star. Great feet, long arms, aggressive and gets a good push in the running game. He could develop into one of the best LT’s in the NFL if given time.
Negatives: Hasn’t really put it all together on the field yet. Gets burned by quicker speed rushers occasionally, can be pushed into the pockets by bigger stronger ones. Didn’t impress at the Senior Bowl like I thought he would. He’s a little inconsistent and raw.
NFL Comparison: Levi Jones

18 Dwayne Jarrett*, WR/USC (6’4” 219 4.60*)
Positives: Extremely productive playmaker makes some spectacular grabs. Has ideal size and snatches the ball with his hands, making him a prime red zone/jump ball target.
Negatives: His timed speed is a major concern, as several “sources” have claimed he didn’t run at the combine due to his times being around 4.7. If that’s true, he’ll drop significantly, but I won’t believe it until I see it. Also has some work ethic questions, and has drawn comparisons to mega bust Mike Williams.
NFL Comparison: Plaxico Burress

19 Paul Posluszny, OLB/Penn St (6’2” 238 4.70)
Positives: Big, strong, productive college linebacker. He’s a very tough, old school kind of guy. Not the greatest athlete but makes up for it with his excellent instincts.
Negatives: Lacks ideal athleticism, kind of mechanical in space and not real fluid in coverage. Had a big time injury (ACL) in ’05, and appeared like he wasn’t 100% at times in ’06.
NFL Comparison: Keith Brooking

20 Chris Houston*, CB/Arkansas (5’10” 185 4.32)
Positives: Extremely physical CB with excellent speed/athleticism. Frustrates receivers at the line, but also extremely quick to react in coverage. He’s very strong for his size, helps out vs. the run. Has great potential as a shutdown CB, and performed very well against some of the top WR’s in the NCAA. (Dwayne Jarrett, Dwayne Bowe, and Robert Meachem were held to 168yds and 1TD combined by Houston.)
Negatives: Might get called for pass interference on some occasions, as the NFL calls that more often. Sometimes overaggressive and can be susceptible to play fakes. Needs more experience, raw technique.
NFL Comparison: Antoine Winfield

21 Greg Olsen*, TE/Miami (6’6” 254 4.51)
Positives: Prototypical size for the position with excellent speed and athleticism. He tore it up at the combine after a somewhat disappointing junior season. Natural hands, has potential to be a big time weapon in the passing game.
Negatives: He should still add some overall strength, and work on his blocking technique. Didn’t have a great career at Miami, but it’s hard to blame him with what’s been going on there in the last couple of years. Doesn’t really like to mix it up, prefers to run routes rather than stay in and block.
NFL Comparison: Jeremy Shockey

22 Robert Meachem*, WR/Tennessee (6’2” 214 4.39)
Positives: Prototype size/speed combination, very productive junior season. He can run after the catch, is a big play guy. Had an excellent combine and is a top overall athlete.
Negatives: Really doesn’t look like a 4.3-4.4 guy on the football field, could improve his suddenness in his routes. Was a big time underachiever prior to his junior year, so there are concerns if he was just a one-year-wonder?
NFL Comparison: Roy Williams

23 Reggie Nelson*, S/Florida (5’11” 198 4.48)
Positives: A complete and versatile player that has experience at CB, SS, and FS. He makes some big time hits, controls the middle of the field. Very good cover skills and ball skills, a playmaker.
Negatives: Lacks ideal size, didn’t run a blazing 40 at the combine. He might need to put on some weight to play his style in the NFL. Gambles occasionally and sometimes has to pay for it.
NFL Comparison: Aeneas Williams

24 Ryan Kalil, C/USC (6’3” 299 4.96)
Positives: Very mobile, squatty build, surprising strength, hard to move. He gets to the 2nd level with the best of ‘em had a very impressive combine.
Negatives: He could be bigger, but his size isn’t really a negative. He can be pushed back at times and struggles to hold huge nose tackle types.
NFL Comparison: Kevin Mawae

25 Dwayne Bowe, WR/LSU (6’2” 221 4.51)
Positives: Prototypical physical specimen, looks like a LB and plays like one too. Excellent downfield blocker, really improved during his career, goes over the middle fearlessly. Very good overall athlete really impressed at the Senior Bowl practices.
Negatives: Lacks ideal timed speed, doesn’t possess natural hands. Drops catchable passes occasionally, needs to work on his routes and getting separation.
NFL Comparison: Muhsin Muhammad

26 Leon Hall, CB/Michigan (5’11” 193 4.39)
Positives: He has very good instincts in coverage and can really support vs. the run, is a sure tackler. Showed his true athleticism at the combine, and can also return punts/kicks.
Negatives: His major concern was really his timed speed, but answered doubters (like me) by running a 4.39 at the combine, as well as posting some top 3-cone and shuttle times. His poor (that’s a nice way to put it) performances vs. Ted Ginn Jr and Dwayne Jarrett really have to make you think twice before you take him.
NFL Comparison: Marcus Trufant

27 Lawrence Timmons*, OLB/Florida St (6’1” 234 4.66)
Positives: Excellent athlete, although he had a pretty average combine, plays extremely strong and fast on the field. Tough, aggressive player that does whatever it takes to win, a playmaker.
Negatives: He was listed at 6’3” 230 by FSU, but measured in relatively small at the combine. He didn’t run as fast as expected, since many expected him to be one of those “workout warriors”. Can play overaggressive, lacks ideal instincts, experience.
NFL Comparison: Marcus Washington

28 Jarvis Moss*, DE/Florida (6’7” 250 4.70)
Positives: Extremely athletic, lanky 3-4 LB/4-3 DE with excellent potential. At 6’7”, sometimes his height is used against him (leverage, plays high), but it also means he has the potential to add weight and stay at DE.
Negatives: Really needs to add bulk and strength if he wants to stay at DE. Not experienced in coverage, so transition to LB may take time. He’s a ‘tweener that has potential but is still very raw and undeveloped.
NFL Comparison: Greg Ellis

29 Justin Blalock, OG/Texas (6’3” 320 5.10)
Positives: One of the strongest players in the draft, a very good college player. He has a lot of experience all over the line, and you can tell by his technique. He’s an underrated athlete, ideal build for an OG.
Negatives: His stamina could use some work, as he often struggles to fire out late in games. Not the meanest of O-Linemen and his passion/fire has been questioned. Played OT a lot in college, but will probably be switched inside in the pros.
NFL Comparison: Damien Woody

30 Eric Weddle, S/Utah (5’11” 203 4.48)
Positives: Not the biggest or fastest guy, but gets the job done consistently. Excellent in man coverage or zone, great ball skills, a playmaker and team player that took snaps at QB, RB, WR, and even returned punts for the Utes. Doesn’t possess elite top end speed but his burst and quickness are up there with the best.
Negatives: His lack of ideal size and measurables might move him out of the first round, but he would be a big time steal after that. Is he a CB or a Safety? Some consider this a strength, but lacks extensive experience at each and was all over the place for Utah.
NFL Comparison: Eugene Wilson

31 Brian Leonard, RB/Rutgers (6’2” 226 4.52)
Positives: Has ideal size and straight line speed, very productive in college. Excellent receiver, very versatile, a FB in college but could even play some H-Back. He really impressed at the Senior Bowl and Combine, getting closer to his goal of playing RB.
Negatives: He might not have that elite burst and quickness to be an every down back, but not many 6’2” 230 pounders do. He was switched to FB when stud Ray Rice came in, which kind of hurt him from a draft standpoint.
NFL Comparison: Deuce McCallister

32 Darrelle Revis*, CB/Pittsburgh (6’0” 204 4.50*)
Positives: Has excellent size for the position, and plays fast. Also a very good punt returner contributes on special teams and vs. the run. Can play in all kinds of defenses, but is best in man-to-man, press.
Negatives: Declined to run at the combine, raising some pretty big concerns about his timed speed (and really was hurt when Chris Houston & Leon Hall each ran in the 4.3’s). Still raw, relatively inexperienced, can gamble at times and gets burned for it occasionally.
NFL Comparison: Charles Tillman

33 David Harris, MLB/Michigan (6’2” 243 4.59)
Positives: He’s a hard nosed, old school LB that is best vs. the run but has the athleticism to drop into coverage when needed. Sure tackler, ideal size/strength for an LB. He had a very good combine.
Negatives: He looks kind of mechanical in space and isn’t real fluid in coverage. Doesn’t play as fast as his time suggests, is more of a straight-line runner than quick guy. Not a flashy playmaker, but he gets the job done.
NFL Comparison: Ed Hartwell

34 LaMarr Woodley, DE/Michigan (6’2” 266 4.70*)
Positives: Excellent college player, extremely productive. Nobody really knows what position he’ll end up at, but there is no denying his pass rush ability. He was hurt at a Senior Bowl practice, then wasn’t able to run at the combine. Very strong for his size, can bull rush and speed rush. Could he be a 3-4 LB?
Negatives: A ‘tweener lacks a real position. He’s not very fluid in coverage, from what I’ve seen, might not have the overall athleticism to be a full time LB, but lacks ideal size to be an every down DE. Not being able to work out might hurt his draft stock.
NFL Comparison: David Pollack

35 Joe Staley, OT/Central Michigan (6’6” 306 4.80*)
Positives: Extremely athletic, former TE with amazing timed speed for an OT, but wasn’t able to show it at the combine due to injury. Great feet, slides well in pass pro, has a lot of potential whenever he gets in a good strength program in the NFL.
Negatives: He doesn’t have ideal strength and can be pushed back relatively easily by bull rushers. Played vs. weak competition in college for the most part, still has raw technique and will need time to develop.
NFL Comparison: Marvel Smith

36 Michael Griffin, S/Texas (6’0” 202 4.45)
Positives: A playmaker that goes 100% all the time, and even sometimes gets reckless. Makes plays all over the field and has excellent catch up speed, had good showings at the combine and Senior Bowl. He’s also a hard hitter.
Negatives: His instincts might be his downfall, as some think that you can’t really develop those over time. He can be faked out easily, lacks ideal cover skills. Misses some tackles while going for the big hit.
NFL Comparison: Sean Jones

37 Jon Beason*, OLB/Miami (6’0” 237 4.72)
Positives: He’s a great athlete that plays way faster than his time might suggest, packs a punch for a guy his size and has ideal strength. Fluid in space can run with some receivers, excellent cover skills and overall playmaking ability.
Negatives: He’s not a big LB, by any means, and has a tendency to run away from bigger linemen, as they can control him rather easily. Struggles to get off once locked onto, not real strong vs. the run, but those are all results of his lack of size.
NFL Comparison: D.J. Williams

38 Jason Hill, WR/Washington St (6’1” 204 4.32)
Positives: Productive in college, runs good routes and does all the little things. Catches the ball away from his body, doesn’t drop many. Had an excellent combine, as many considered his main “weakness” was his lack of speed. (then he ran a 4.3)
Negatives: He doesn’t really play as fast as his time suggests, sometimes struggles getting separation. A little inconsistent over his career, but that also had to do with inconsistent QB play. Not a huge threat to run after the catch.
NFL Comparison: Eric Moulds

39 Brandon Meriweather, S/Miami (5’11” 195 4.47)
Positives: Very versatile and talented, can play CB, SS, or FS. Showed excellent cover skills at the Senior Bowl, strong for his size and can deliver big hits. Has a lot of potential, but hasn’t put it all together yet.
Negatives: Has some off field issues and character concerns that might drop him to the 2nd or 3rd, but he’s a 1st round talent. He lacks ideal size to be a SS and experience at CB. He didn’t have a great performance at the combine, either.
NFL Comparison: Mike Minter

40 Anthony Gonzalez*, WR/Ohio St (6’0” 193 4.44)
Positives: Lightning quick guy with very consistent hands. He’s also a very hard worker and does all the little things (blocking, ST).
A safe pick in the 2nd round that won’t be a star but could be a great complimentary guy and team player.
Negatives: He doesn’t have the ideal tools to be a #1, but could be an excellent #2 or slot WR for any team. He’s not very big or strong, struggles beating jams and doesn’t like going over the middle.
NFL Comparison: Derrick Mason

41 Buster Davis, MLB/Florida St (5’9” 239 4.64)
Positives: He has excellent effort, toughness, and athleticism. Extremely quick, has great short area burst and is an explosive, wrap-up tackler. He excels at making plays on the move.
Negatives: He’s very small for an NFL MLB, at 5’9”, could improve his decision making on the field, makes wrong reads occasionally because he can be a little overaggressive. He’s a little shaky in coverage, can’t be relied on in 1 on 1.
NFL Comparison: London Fletcher

42 Aaron Ross, CB/Texas (6’1” 193 4.44)
Positives: He has a prototypical combination of size, speed, and overall athleticism. He was an extremely productive player in college that won the Thorpe Award (best DB) as a senior. Also has great ball skills and hands, a playmaker.
Negatives: He doesn’t really play as fast as his time suggests and has trouble staying with quicker WR’s. Feels more comfortable in press coverage and appears to lack confidence at times. Doesn’t really show great burst or catch up speed when beaten.
NFL Comparison: Gary Baxter

43 Charles Johnson*, DE/Georgia (6’2” 270 4.84)
Positives: He has good overall athleticism for a DE, but could possibly be a LB. Chose to come out after an excellent junior season, where he outperformed highly touted teammate Quentin Moses at times. His main strength would be pass rushing, but holds up well vs. the run, too.
Negatives: He lacks ideal size and has relatively short arms. Not the most athletic ‘tweener around, and lacks experience in coverage. Probably will stay at DE, but his ability to be an every down guy will be scrutinized.
NFL Comparison: Charles Grant

44 Samson Satele, C/Hawaii (6’3” 300 5.24)
Positives: I’m really high on this guy, he has it all, versatility, quick feet, and overall strength. Impressed at the combine, can hold his own, strength wise, vs. most DT’s, and plays with good technique and leverage.
Negatives: He doesn’t really have the potential of some other linemen in this class, has short arms and lacks elite measurables. He hasn’t really had extensive experience at any OL position, so he might need a little time.
NFL Comparison: Jake Grove

45 Justin Harrell, DT/Tennessee (6’4” 300 5.04)
Positives: Very talented and has ideal measurables for a DT. He’s also extremely tough, played a game with a torn muscle in his arm. Productive rushing the passer in college, but is mainly a stuff the run kind of guy. Can do it all, has potential.
Negatives: He had a major injury this season, but probably would have been a first rounder if he would’ve stayed healthy. He doesn’t possess any great pass rush moves and is a little undeveloped still.
NFL Comparison: Larry Tripplett

46 Rufus Alexander, OLB/Oklahoma (6’1” 228 4.79)
Positives: He has great instincts and has a nose for the ball and the big play. A lot more athletic than his 40 time would suggest, plays fast and tough. He’s a pure football player that really impressed me on tape but slipped with a so-so combine.
Negatives: He lacks ideal size and measurables, which are pretty big deals these days. Struggles to stay with bigger, faster TE’s and wasn’t counted on in coverage too much in college. He had a very average postseason, can be overpowered by OL’s.
NFL Comparison: Al Singleton

47 Drew Stanton, QB/Michigan St (6’3” 226 4.75)
Positives: He has all the tools to be a big time QB in the NFL. He has top notch size, arm strength, and athleticism. If he can put it all together, he’ll start somewhere, eventually.
Negatives: Not a real clutch guy, very inconsistent in college. His accuracy is a little spotty, but when he’s on, he’s lights out. Mechanics and decision making could use some work, threw a few too many INT’s.
NFL Comparison: J.P. Losman

48 Ben Grubbs, OG/Auburn (6’3” 311 5.18)
Positives: He’s a very good athlete and plays with ideal technique/leverage. Had an excellent Senior Bowl, really impressed with his footwork and his ability to reach the 2nd level. He’s the best pure OG in the draft.
Negatives: He doesn’t have ideal strength and struggles with nose tackles. Can be pushed back into the pocket, has solid upper body strength but doesn’t play with a wide base and can be knocked on his butt at times.
NFL Comparison: Kynan Forney

49 Eric Wright*, CB/UNLV (5’11” 192 4.36)
Positives: He’s an excellent athlete, started at USC as a freshman, but has had several off field problems since then. He had a great combine performance. One of the best man-to-man cover corners in the draft, can stay with just about anybody, is willing in run support.
Negatives: Off field problems would be his main downside. He didn’t put up big numbers at UNLV, but that was mainly because teams stayed away from him. He lacks ideal playmaking/ball skills, but is a first round talent.
NFL Comparison: Shawn Springs

50 Mario Henderson, OT/Florida St (6’7” 302 5.11)
Positives: In my opinion, he has all the tools to be a starting LT. Extremely underrated, most don’t even have him in their top 100’s or 200’s, but his size/athleticism combo is very intriguing. Here’s another thing; He carries around a backpack with every single game tape of his career at FSU, so he can watch and critique his performances over and over again. He really improved over the past year.
Negatives: He’s been a little bit of an underachiever over his career at this point. He has the tools, but hasn’t put them all together. Not the strongest guy, should probably bulk up a little. Doesn’t get a great push in the run game, does he have a mean streak?
NFL Comparison: Ephraim Salaam

51 Brandon Siler*, MLB/Florida (6’2” 241 4.62)
52 Victor Abiamiri, DE/Notre Dame (6’4” 267 4.80)
53 Aundrae Allison, WR/ECU (6’0” 198 4.39)
54 Marcus McCauley, CB/Fresno St (6’1” 203 4.39)
55 Quentin Moses, DE/Georgia (6’5” 261 4.82)
56 Kenny Irons, RB/Auburn (5’11” 203 4.45)
57 Ikaika Alama-Francis, DE/Hawaii (6’5” 280 4.80*)
58 Joel Filani, WR/Texas Tech (6’2” 211 4.55)
59 Michael Bush*, RB/Louisville (6’1” 243 4.60*)
60 Ryan Harris, OT/Notre Dame (6’5” 305 5.09)
61 Arron Sears, OG/Tennessee (6’3” 319 5.30*)
62 Anthony Spencer, DE/Purdue (6’3” 261 4.70)
63 Tony Hunt, RB/Penn St (6’2” 233 4.60*)
64 Sabby Piscitelli, S/Oregon St (6’3” 224 4.47)
65 Quinn Pitcock, DT/Ohio St (6’3” 299 4.93)
66 Stewart Bradley, OLB/Nebraska (6’4” 254 4.72)
67 Trent Edwards, QB/Stanford (6’4” 231 4.76)
68 Jonathan Wade, CB/Tennessee (5’10” 195 4.36)
69 Steve Smith, WR/USC (6’0” 197 4.44)
70 Turk McBride, DE/Tennessee (6’2” 277 4.81)
71 James Marten, OT/Boston College (6’8” 309 5.08)
72 Mason Crosby, K/Colorado (6’1” 212 5.10*)
73 Tim Crowder, DE/Texas (6’4” 272 4.69)
74 Doug Free, OT/Northern Illinois (6’6” 324 5.19)
75 Kevin Kolb, QB/Houston (6’3” 218 4.85)
76 Antonio Pittman*, RB/Ohio St (5’11” 207 4.40)
77 Josh Wilson, CB/Maryland (5’9” 189 4.39)
78 Manuel Ramirez, OG/Texas Tech (6’3” 326 5.30*)
79 Troy Smith, QB/Ohio St (6’0” 225 4.60*)
80 Zach Miller*, TE/Arizona St (6’4” 256 4.87)
81 Travarous Bain, CB/Hampton (6’0” 182 4.43)
82 Marshall Yanda, OG/Iowa (6’4” 307 5.20*)
83 Craig Davis, WR/LSU (6’1” 200 4.45*)
84 H.B. Blades, MLB/Pittsburgh (5’11” 236 4.70*)
85 Brian Robison, DE/Texas (6’3” 259 4.67)
86 Yamon Figurs, WR/Kansas St (5’11” 174 4.30)
87 Ben Patrick, TE/Delaware (6’3” 252 4.74)
88 Zak DeOssie, LB/Brown (6’5” 250 4.58)
89 Josh Beekman, OG/Boston College (6’2” 313 5.36)
90 Fred Bennett, CB/South Carolina (6’1” 196 4.46)
91 Brandon Mebane, DT/Cal (6’1” 309 5.15)
92 Allen Barbre, OT/Missouri Southern St (6’4” 300 4.84)
93 Tim Shaw, OLB/Penn St (6’2” 236 4.51)
94 Tank Tyler, DT/N.C. State (6’2” 306 5.30)
95 John Wendling, S/Wyoming (6’1” 222 4.48)
96 David Irons, CB/Auburn (5’10” 190 4.44)
97 Quincy Black, OLB/UNLV (6’2” 240 4.42)
98 Stephen Nicholas, OLB/USF (6’1” 232 4.75*)
99 Rhema McKnight, WR/Notre Dame (6’1” 211 4.53)
100 Mike Otto, OT/Purdue (6’6” 308 5.20)