View Full Version : National Football Post seemed to like our new players

eddie mac
04-26-2009, 11:32 PM
Prior to the draft.

According to their rankings. We drafted/signed via UDFA the

No1 RB - Knowshon Moreno

I still give a slight edge to Moreno over Wells at this point, simply because Moreno is a much more instinctive runner. His vision, toughness and ability to make people miss are rare, and that’s the main reason he still holds the No. 1 overall spot.

No4 3-4 NT - Chris Baker

Small-school prospects Baker and Hill both have the size for the position, but what makes them intriguing is their natural athleticism and quickness inside. Baker played the five-technique position at Hampton and could be asked to play anywhere along the defensive line at the next level. However, his short, squatty frame and natural leverage will likely draw some interest among teams in need of a nose.

No5 3-4 DE - Everette Pedescleaux

One guy to keep an eye on is Pedescleaux. The 6-6, 305-pound lineman has ideal size, athletic ability and length but needs time to develop in an NFL scheme. He possesses a very intriguing skill set for the position and could definitely develop into a starter.

No13 WR - Kenny McKinley

McKinley and Wallace had good showings at the 2009 Senior Bowl and have the attributes needed to become productive receivers. McKinley is a fluid, clean route runner who possesses the body control and footwork to separate on all levels of the field.

No6 3-4 OLB - Lee Robinson

Small-school prospects Walters, Robinson and Belcher have experience rushing the passer and showcase the athleticism to stand-up in the 3-4 OLB role. Robinson offers the most intriguing skill set to me, as he plays with a strong base, good flexibility and natural leverage off the edge. He exhibits a good first step and has the upper body strength to disengage from blockers on the outside. Robinson is being viewed as a mid/late round pick in most draft circles, but I think he has a lot of added value to a 3-4 defense as an outside or even an inside linebacker.

No6 FB - Marques Branson

Branson is a former tight end who will likely be asked to make the transition to FB or H-back at the next level. He has an ability to create plays out of the backfield and possesses impressive straight-line speed (4.69) for his size. He’s a gifted receiver who attacks the ball and could present some mismatch problems for opposing defenses.

No9 TE - Richard Quinn

The blockers in the group are led by Quinn and Hill. Both possess thickly built frames and good lower-body strength. They also have the length and power to hold their own on the outside and can act as an extra blocker in the pass game

No9 OG - Seth Olsen

Olsen is a tall athletic lineman who plays with impressive bend and flexibility for his size. He does a nice job sliding laterally in space and is a real technician for the position; he will take to NFL coaching very quickly.

No6 ZBS OL - Blake Schlueter

However, no center possesses the athletic attributes of Schlueter, who posted some jaw-dropping numbers at TCU’s pro day, running his 40 in the high 4.7 range. He looks like an ideal zone-blocking scheme lineman who can pull outside and consistently reach the second level.

No2 DE - Robert Ayers

Ranking second is Ayers, whose combination of burst, fluidity and power should make him an attractive option in the first half of round one.

No3 CB - Alphonso Smith

Senior Alphonso Smith might be sitting atop the cornerback rankings if he were three inches taller. He possesses elite footwork, quickness and fluidity in and out of his breaks and is difficult to gain separation from. However, he’s undersized and can be boxed out too easily down the field.

No6 S - Darcel McBath

McBath, on the other hand, does a much more efficient job taking proper angles, which resulted in six interceptions last season. He does a great job jumping routes and has the range and deep speed to make plays in the center field-type role. He’s also a solid tackler, breaks down well and shows a tenacity attacking the line of scrimmage.

No12 S - David Bruton

Taller safeties like Hamlin (6-2) and Bruton (6-2) have nice-sized frames but lack the flexibility and quickness to redirect and get cleanly of their breaks. They’re both striders who can run sideline to sideline and track the football. However, they will struggle when singled up in man coverage at the next level and are simply to “leggy” when asked to turn and run on all areas of the field.

04-26-2009, 11:39 PM
Another strong year of UDFAs.

04-27-2009, 01:23 AM
Thats pretty impressive seeing as how we let go of most of our scouting dept. after the senior bowl..

04-27-2009, 01:28 AM
Was Bruten the only Domer drafted?

04-27-2009, 01:34 AM
Was Bruten the only Domer drafted?

Yup, only one...

eddie mac
04-27-2009, 02:22 AM
Was Bruten the only Domer drafted?

We signed another Domer via UDFA.

WR David Grimes, Notre Dame, Denver