View Full Version : Official 2010 NFL Mock Draft Selection thread
03-02-2010, 08:38 AM
Here is the selection order for the draft. Many thanks to Expatfan for putting this together! In this thread please list ONLY selections. I will create a Trade thread, and a Picks Discussion thread for those purposes. Having just the selections in one thread makes reviewing the picks much easier without wading through the "That was a great/horrible pick!" comments.
Upon listing your selection, please include the Time and time zone when you made your selection so we know when the next person's draft clock started. Also, you can shoot a PM to the next person to let them know they are up, although that's not mandatory.
Please check the board a couple of times a day, and if you think you may not be around for a selection, PM myself, Eddie Mac, or Expatfan with a priority list. We promise to play nice, and won't select someone on your list just because we saw them there. We're spaced out enough in this draft that you should be able to PM one or two of us without tipping your hand.
PM me with any questions, but Drek may make his selection at 8:00 AM CST!
1-01(1) - St. Louis (Drek) - Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
1-02(2) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
1-03(3) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Eric Berry, CB, Tennessee
1-04(4) - Washington (DrFate) - Russel Okung, OT Oklahoma State
1-05(5) - San Francisco (Carmello 15) - Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
1-06(6) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Brian Bulaga, OT, Iowa
1-07(7) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
1-08(8) - Oakland (jebures) -Trent Williams, T, Oklahoma
1-09(9) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Anthony Davis, OT, Rutgers
1-10(10) - Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) - Rolando McClain, LB, Alabama
1-11(11) - Denver (Rohirrim) - Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee
1-12(12) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Dez Bryant, WR, OSU
1-13(13) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
1-14(14) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Taylor Mays, S, USC
1-15(15) - New York Giants (ludo21) -Earl Thomas, S, Texas
1-16(16) - Tennessee (chickennob2) - Mike Iupati, G, Idaho
1-17(17) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Brian Price, DT, UCLA
1-18(18) - Oakland (jebures) - Jason Pierre Paul, DE, South Florida
1-19(19) - Atlanta (jhat01) - Derrick Morgan, DE, Georgia Tech
1-20(20) - Houston (24champ) - CJ Spiller, RB, Clemson
1-21(21) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Joe Haden, CB, Florida
1-22(22) - New England (eddie mac) - Jared Odrick, DE, Penn State
1-23(23) - Green Bay (BroncoMan4ever) - Charles Brown, OT, USC
1-24(24) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan
1-25(25) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
1-26(26) - Arizona (TheReverend) - Carlos Dunlap, DE, Florida
1-27(27) - Dallas (Meangene) - Sean Weatherspoon, LB, Mizzou
1-28(28) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Ryan Matthews, RB, Fresno State
1-29(29) - New York Jets (ChSuperStar) - Sergio Kindle, LB, Texas
1-30(30) - Minnesota (TwinCitiesBronco) - Terrence Cody, DT Alabama
1-31(31) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Patrick Robinson, CB, Florida St
1-32(32) - New Orleans (iforgotmypassword) - Navorro Bowman, LB, Penn State
2-01(33) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame
2-02(34) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - Maurkice Pouncey, C, Florida
2-03(35) - San Francisco (Carmelo15) - Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU
2-04(36) - St. Louis (Drek) - Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
2-05(37) - Washington (DrFate) - Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
2-06(38) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Jahvid Best, RB, Cal
2-07(39) - New Orleans (iforgotmypassword) - Everson Griffen DE USC
2-08(40) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
2-09(41) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
2-10(42) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Ricky Sapp, OLB, Clemson
2-11(43) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Cam Thomas DT North Carolina
2-12(44) - New York Giants (ludo21) - Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
2-13(45) - Denver (Rohirrim) - Vladimir Ducasse, LG, UMass
2-14(46) - New England (eddie mac) - Rob Gronkowski, TE, Arizona
2-15(47) - San Francisco (Carmelo15) - Dexter McCluster, RB, Ole Miss
2-16(48) - Carolina Panthers (sirhcyennek81) - Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
2-17(49) - New England (eddie mac) - Damian Williams, WR, USC
2-18(50) - San Francisco (Carmello 15) - Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers
2-19(51) - Houston (24champ) - Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama
2-20(52) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
2-21(53) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
2-22(54) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Morgan Burnett, FS, Georgia Tech
2-23(55) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Nate Allen, FS, South Florida
2-24(56) - G. Bay (BroncoMan4ever) - Chris Cook, CB, Virginia
2-25(57) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida
2-26(58) - Arizona (TheReverend) - Daryl Washington, LB, TCU
2-27(59) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
2-28(60) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
2-29(61) - New York Jets (ChSuperStar) - Reshad Jones, FS, Georgia
2-30(62) - Minnesota (TwinCitiesBronco) - Chad Jones, Safety, LSU
2-31(63) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana
2-32(64) - New Orleans (iforgotmyp) - Jacoby Ford, RB/KR, Clemson
3-01(65) - St. Louis (Drek) - Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan
3-02(66) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama
3-03(67) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Koa Misi, OLB, Utah
3-04(68) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Jamar Chaney, ILB, Miss. State
3-05(69) - Dallas (Meangene) - Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, DB, Indiana (PA.)
3-06(70) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
3-07(71) - Dallas (Meangene) - Tony Wshington, OT, Abilene Christian
3-08(72) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Corey Wootton, DE, Northwestern
3-09(73) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Jimmy Graham, TE, Miami
3-10(74) - Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) - JD Walton, C, Baylor
3-11(75) - Chicago Bears (Killericon) - Jason Fox, OT, Miami
3-12(76) - New York Giants (ludo21) - Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas
3-13(77) - Tennessee (chickennob2) - Sean Lee, LB, Penn State
3-14(78) - Denver (Rohirrim) - Eric Norwood, ILB, South Carolina
3-15(79) - St. Louis (Drek) - Dominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma
3-16(80) - Carolina Panthers (sirhcyennek81) - Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas
3-17(81) - Houston (24champ) - Jon Asamoah, G, Illinois
3-18(82) - San Francisco (Carmelo15) - Jared Veldheer, OT, Hillsdale
3-19(83) - Atlanta (jhat01) - Donald Butler, LB, Washington
3-20(84) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Ciron Black, OT, LSU
3-21(85) - Oakland (jebures) - Linval Joesph, DT, E Carolina
3-22(86) - Green Bay (DBroncos4life) - Andre Roberts, WR, The Citadel
3-23(87) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Matt Tennant, C, Boston College
3-24(88) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Major Wright, S Florida
3-25(89) - Arizona (thereverend) - Anthony McCoy, TE, Southern Cal
3-26(90) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Mike Johnson, G, Alabama
3-27(91) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Torrell Troup, NT, UCF
3-28(92) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Pat Angerer, LB, Iowa
3-29(93) - Minnesota (TwinCitiesBronco) - Tony Pike, QB, Cincinnati
3-30(94) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Tyson Alualu, DE, California
3-31(95) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Jason Worilds, OLB/DE, Virginia Tech
3-32(96) - Cincinnati (Zona) -Thaddeus Gibson, LB, Ohio State
3-33(97) - Tennessee (Chickennob2) - Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa
3-34(98) - Atlanta (Jhat01) - John Jerry, G, Ole Miss (Traded to Carmello/49ers)
4-01(99) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse
4-02(100) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - Darrel Stuckey, S, Kansas
4-03(101) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Joe McKnight, RB, USC
4-04(102) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Larry Asante, SS, Nebraska
4-05(103) - Washington (DrFate) - Montario Hardesty, RB - Tennessee
4-06(104) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Anthony Dixon, RB, Miss. State
4-07(105) - San Francisco (Carmelo15) - Brandon Carter, OG, Texas Tech (traded to Atlanta/Jhat01)
4-08(106) - Oakland (jebures) - Selvish Capers, OT, West Virginia
4-09(107) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Eric Decker, WR, Minnesota
4-10(108) - Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) - Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
4-11(109) - Chicago Bears (Killericon) - Shawn Lauvao, OG, Arizona St
4-12(110) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - George Selvie, DE/OLB, South Florida
4-13(111) - Tennessee (chickennob2) - John Skelton, QB, Fordham
4-14(112) - Carolina Panthers (sirhcyennek81) - Jevan Sneed, QB, Ole Miss
4-15(113) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Perrish Cox, CB, Ok. State
4-16(114) - Denver (Rohirrim) - Austen Lane, OLB, Murray State
4-17(115) - New York Giants (ludo21) - Dennis Pitta, TE BYU
4-18(116) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas State
4-19(117) - Atlanta (jhat01) - Dorin Dickerson, TE, Pitt
4-20(118) - Houston (24champ) - Perry Riley, OLB, LSU
4-21(119) - New England (eddie mac) - Kyle Calloway, OT, Iowa
4-22(120) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Carlton Mitchell, WR, S. Florida
4-23(121) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Geno Atkins, DE/DT, Georgia
4-24(122) - Green Bay (Dbroncos4life) - Myron Rolle, S, Florida State
4-25(123) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke
4-26(124) - Arizona (TheReverend) - Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida
4-27(125) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Mitch Petrus, G, Arkansas
4-28(126) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Phillip Dillard, ILB, Nebraska
4-29(127) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State
4-30(128) - Minnesota (TwinCitiesBronco) - Garrett Graham, TE/FB, Wisconsin
4-31(129) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Jerome Murphy, CB/FS, USF
4-32(130) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Edward Dic-kson, TE, Oregon
4-33(131) - Cincinnati (ZONA) - Taylor Price, WR, Ohio
5-01(132) - St. Louis (Drek) - Eric Olsen, C/G, Notre Dame
5-02(133) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - Zane Beadles, G, Utah
5-03(134) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt
5-04(135) - Washington (Phibacka) - TJ Ward, Safety, Oregon
5-05(136) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon
5-06(137) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Ed Wang, OT, Virginia Tech
5-07(138) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California
5-08(139) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Dezmon Briscoe, WR, Kansas
5-09(140) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Ben Tate, RB, Auburn
5-10(141) - Chicago Bears (Killericon) - Riley Cooper, WR, Florida
5-11(142) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Robert Johnson, Safetly, Utah
5-12(143) - Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) - Greg Hardy, DE, Mississippi
5-13(144) - St. Louis (Drek) - Joe Webb, WR/QB/ATH, UAB
5-14(145) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - AJ Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
5-15(146) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - James Starks, RB, Buffalo
5-16(147) - New York Giants (ludo21) - Deji Karim, RB, Southern Illinois
5-17(148) - Tennessee (chickennob2) - Duke Calhoun, WR, Memphis
5-18(149) - Atlanta (jhat01) - Jeremy Williams, WR Tulane
5-19(150) - Houston (24champ) - Alterraun Verner, CB, UCLA
5-20(151) - Dallas (meangene) - Ted Larsen, C, N.C. State
5-21(152) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Jeff Byers, C/G, USC
5-22(153) - Tampa Bay (anton) - D'Anthony Smith, DT, Louisiana Tech
5-23(154) - Green Bay (Dbroncos4life) - Mike Tepper, OT/OG, Cal
5-24(155) - St. Louis (Drek) - Brandon Lang, DE, Troy
5-25(156) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Darryl Sharpton, LB, Miami
5-26(157) - Arizona (TheReverend) - Marshall Newhouse, G/T, TCU
5-27(158) - Oakland (jebures) - Walter McFadden, CB, Auburn
5-28(159) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Sam Young, OT, Notre Dame
5-29(160) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Cleveland selects Chris Scott, OT/OG, Tennessee
5-30(161) - Minnesota (TwinCitiesBronco) - Kevin Thomas, CB, USC
5-31(162) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - A.J. Edds, OLB, Iowa
5-32(163) - New York Jets (ChSuperStar) - Mike Neal, DT, Purdue
5-33(164) - Pittsburgh (Expatfan) - Armanti Edwards, QB/WR//KR, Appalachian State
5-34(165) - Atlanta (Jhat01) - Travis Goethel, LB, Arizona State
5-35(166) - Pittsburgh (Expatfan) - Al Woods, DT, LSU
5-36(167) - Minnesota (TwincitiesBronco) - Charles Scott, RB, LSU
5-37(168) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan
5-38(169) - Green Bay (DBroncos4life) - Corey Peters, DT, Kentucky
6-01(170) - St. Louis (Drek) - Lonyae Miller, RB, Fresno St.
6-02(171) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) - Zoltan Mesko, P Michigan
6-03(172) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Mike Williams, WR, Syracuse
6-04(173) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Trindon Holiday, RS, LSU
6-05(174) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Derek Hardman, OT, LSU
6-06(175) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) - Kevin Basped, DE, Nevada
6-07(176) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Arthur Moats, OLB/DE, James Madison
6-08(177) - St. Louis (Drek) - - Rennie Curran, OLB, Georgia
6-09(178) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Jarret Brown, QB, W Virginia
6-10(179) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) -Kyle Bosworth, LB, UCLA
6-11(180) - Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) - Crezdon Butler, CB, Clemson
6-12(181) - Chicago Bears (Phibacka31) - Jeromy Miles, SS, UMASS
6-13(182) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
6-14(183) - Denver (Rohirrim) - Eric Cook, C, New Mexico
6-15(184) - New York Giants (ludo21) - Willie Young, DE, NC State
6-16(185) - Tennessee (chickennob2) - Blair White, WR, Michigan State
6-17(186) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Kam Chancellor, S, Virginia Tech
6-18(187) - Houston (24champ) - Kurt Coleman, S, Ohio State
6-19(188) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) - Clifton Geathers, DE, South Carolina
6-20(189) - Atlanta (jhat01) - Dennis Landolt, OT, Penn State
6-21(190) - New England (eddie mac) - Lindsey Witten, LB, Uconn
6-22(191) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Micah Johnson, LB, Kentucky
6-23(192) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Nolan Carroll CB Maryland
6-24(193) - Green Bay (DBroncos4life) - Brandon Sharpe, DE/OLB, Texas Tech
6-25(194) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Cameron Sheffield DE/OLB TROY
6-26(195) - Arizona (TheReverend) - Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia
6-27(196) - Dallas (Meangene) - Leigh Tiffin, K, Alabama
6-28(197) - Houston (24champ) - Tony Moeaki, TE, Iowa
6-29(198) - New York Jets (ChSuperStar) - Zac Robinson, QB, OklahomaSt
6-30(199) - Minnesota (BroncoBuff) - Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas
6-31(200) - Philadelphia (GoWYO) - Walter Thurmond, CB, Oregon
6-32(201) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Kade Weston, DT, Georgia
6-33(202) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) - Colin Peek, TE, Alabama
6-34(203) - Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) - Marcus Easley, WR, UConn
6-35(204) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) - Doug Worthington, DE, OSU
6-36(205) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Emmanuel Sanders, WR, SMU
6-37(206) - San Francisco (Carmelo15) - Kelton Tindal, WR, Newberry.(Traded to Atlanta/Jhat01)
6-38(207) - Tennessee (Chickennob2) - Michael Hoomanawanwanui, TE, Illinois
7-01(208) - New England (Eddie Mac)- Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, OLB, Washington
7-02(209) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - C.J. Wilson, DE East Carolina
7-03(210) - Tampa Bay (anton) - O'Brien Schoefield, DE, Wisconsin
7-04(211) - Washington (SpringStein) - Antonio Coleman, DE, Auburn
7-05(212) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Patrick Stoudamire, CB, Western Illinois
7-06(213) - Seattle (no-pseudo-fan) - Shelley Smith, G, Colorado State
7-07(214) - Cleveland (Arkie) - Denario Alexander, WR, Mizzou
7-08(215) - Oakland (jebures) - Earl Mitchell, DT, Arizona
7-09(216) - Buffalo (SoDak Bronco) - Roddrick Muckleroy, ILB, Texas
7-10(217) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Freddie Barnes, WR, Bowling Green
7-11(218) - Chicago Bears (Phibacka) - Simoni Lawrence, LB, Minnesota
7-12(219) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Joe Pawelek, ILB, Baylor
7-13(220) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) - Brandon Banks, WR/KR, Kansas State
7-14(221) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Joe Hawley, OG/OC, UNLV
7-15(222) - Tennessee (chickennob2) - Curtis Steele, RB, Memphis
7-16(223) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) -Josh Hull, ILB, Penn State
7-17(224) - Tampa Bay (anton) - Keenan Clayton, LB, Oklahoma
7-18(225) - Oakland (jebures) - Jameson Konz, TE/WR, Kent St
7-19(226) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Clay Harbor, TE/FB, Missouri State
7-20(227) - Houston (24champ) - Levi Brown, QB, Troy State
7-21(228) - Cincinnati (Zona) - Sergio Render, G, Virginia Tech
7-22(229) - New England (eddie mac) - Kavell Conner, ILB, Clemson
7-23(230) - Green Bay (DBroncos4life) - Andrew Tyshovnytsky, OG/T, Fordham
7-24(231) - New England (eddie mac) - Brent Bowden, P, Virginia Tech
7-25(232) - Baltimore (iDENVER) - Seyi Ajirotutu, WR, Fresno State
7-26(233) - Arizona (TheReverend) - Rashawn Jackson, FB, Virginia
7-27(234) - Dallas (Meangene) - Jay Ross, DT, East Carolina
7-28(235) - San Diego (Brncs_fan) - Sean Canfield, QB, Oregon State
7-29(236) - New York Jets (ChSuperStar) - Chris DeGeare, OG, Wake Forest
7-30(237) - Minnesota (TwinCitiesBronco) - Dexter Davis, OLB, Arizona State
7-31(238) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - David Gettis KR/WR, Baylor
7-32(239) - Kansas City (JCMElway) - Nate Byham, TE, Pitt
7-33(240) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Adrian Tracy OLB/DE William & Mary
7-34(241) - Tennessee (Chickennob2) - Brian Jackson, CB, Oklahoma
7-35(242) - Pittsburgh (Expatfan) - Ramon Harewood, OT, Morehouse
7-36(243) - Philadelphia (GoWyo) - Kevin Haslam, OT, Rutgers
7-37(244) - Philadelphia (GoWyo) - Mitch Unrein, DE, Wyoming
7-38(245) - Seattle (no-psuedo-fan) - Brandon Deaderick, DE, Alabama
7-39(246) - Indianapolis (Mediator12) - Joshua Moore, CB, Kansas State
7-40(247) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Jonathan Crompton QB Tennessee
7-41(248) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Barry Church SS Toledo
7-42(249) - Carolina (sirhcyennek81) -Chris Carter, WR, UC Davis
7-43(250) - New England (Eddie Mac) - Andrew Quarless, TE, Penn State
7-44(251) - Oakland (Jebures) - Mike Kafka, WR, Northwestern
7-45(252) - Miami (NFLBRONCO) - Garrett Lindholm, K, Tarleton State
7-46(253) -Tampa Bay (anton) - Mike McLaughlin, ILB, Boston College
7-47(254) - St. Louis (Drek) - Tyler Eastman, OT, Maine
7-48(255) - Detroit (Florida_Bronco) -Kyle Williams, WR, Arizona State
With the first pick in the 2010 NFL draft the St. Louis Rams select....
Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
The Rams draft Suh because not only is he the best talent on the board, he's the safest selection on the board. I can't remember the last time a DL came out with his combination of power, quickness, and technique. This is not a guy who has been living off superior athletic talent his whole collegiate career. He brings the total package from day one in the NFL and displays secondary moves that many 3rd and 4th year DLs have yet to develop into effective weapons.
This also allows the Rams to move Adam Carriker out to the more ideal position of strong side end, and gets Jake Long over to the weak side. This Rams organization will not be making any attempts to bring Leonard Little back so not only is this #1 overall pick nearly cap neutral (if there was a cap this year), it also sets up perfectly for Long to have a breakout season in 2010 alongside Suh.
Suh is an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism. He isn’t a massive body but has enough power to play as a nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme or as a 4-3 defense tackle or end. He utilizes excellent hand strength and quickness to control defenders. Suh is often unblockable for one offensive lineman and draws many double teams from opposing offenses. He shows great range to make plays outside the tackle box and is quick to shed blockers to get to the ball. Suh is a disruptive lineman that can create havoc with penetration versus the running game. Suh has developed an expanded pass rush package with counters coming off his initial power move. His production, power, athleticism, technique and versatility make him arguably the best interior defender in this years draft. Suh is a dominating player that projects as an impact defender in his rookie season.
Suh has a supreme blend of power and explosiveness from the defensive tackle spot. Possesses great size and strength to hold up at the point of attack in the running game or bull rush the pocket. Uses his athleticism and instincts to chase down running plays. Highly-competitive performer with a big-time motor. Terrific hand use to disengage against the run. Suh’s been a highly-productive and versatile player during his career.
Not many weaknesses in Suh’s game. Durability is one minor area of concern. Sustained a knee injury in 2005 which required surgery and resulted in a medical redshirt. Dealt with another knee injury during spring drills in 2007. Did remain healthy from that point forward.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.98
20 Yrd Dash: NA
10 Yrd Dash: NA
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 32
Vertical Jump: 35.5"
Broad Jump: NA
20 Yrd Shuttle: NA
3-Cone Drill: NA
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03-03-2010, 10:44 AM
With the second pick in the 2010 mock draft the Detroit Lions select Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma.
Pick made at 12:45pm EST.
03-03-2010, 01:14 PM
With the 3rd pick of the 2010 NFL Draft... the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select DB Eric Berry Tennessee
Mayock is an idiot for having Berry so low on his board. If you saw him play over his career and the show that he put on at the combine, you would know he is a top 5 talent. I think the Bucs would want him at CB, opposite Talib.
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03-03-2010, 01:25 PM
The Redskins have many needs, but their OLine is crap - no rookie QB is going to prosper behind that sieve.
The Redskins select Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
Shanahan will make this pick and start to rebuild the offense
03-03-2010, 04:03 PM
With the 5th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers Select: Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma.
The 49ers were not looking to grab a QB early on in this draft. However, they were able to grab the top QB in the draft for a price too cheap to pass on. Alex Smith's career thus far can be summed up in word: inconsistent. Sam Bradford has great accuracy and would work well in tandem with Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis. The 49ers have a young core that will have a chance to really grow together. Alex Smith was mediocre but Bradford has the tools to take the offense to the next level. Jimmy Clausen is a fine prospect himself, but Mike Singletary was not impressed with his attitude and leadership skills. It was a tough decision deciding between the two QB's. Sorry for the delay everybody.
Sam Bradford, 6-4/214
Sam Bradford Scouting Report
Good size with room to add some bulk
Peyton Manning-like accuracy
Outstanding job of anticipating routes
Solid arm strength
Capable of making all the throws
Smooth, consistent spiral
Textbook footwork and can drop back if asked
Great decision-maker since freshman year
Well versed in progression reads
Very quick release
Ridiculous level of production
Sells play action
Places ball in stride of receiver
Will step up in pocket
Throws pro routes and has been under center more than given credit for in career
Strong leader and good character
Toughness really hasn't been tested at this point in his career; never seen pass rush
Arm strength is good, but he will struggle to fit ball in tight windows if he doesn't make very quick decisions
We really do not know if he can make throws on the run yet
Doesn't make any jaw-dropping throws
Doesn't have Stafford/Sanchez level of upside
Is never really forced out of pocket
Player Comparison: Eli Manning. Like Eli, Bradford lacks the elite arm, but he is a superb decision-maker with great accuracy and decision-making.
03-03-2010, 07:30 PM
With the 6th pick of the NFL draft.....
Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa.
730 pm MST
Bulaga's outstanding blocking in the Hawkeyes' 2010 Orange Bowl win, which helped keep Georgia Tech all-star defensive end Derrick Morgan idle, made it seem inevitable he would leave early for the NFL. His athleticism and strength are exactly what teams want on the quarterback's blind side.
He earned 2009 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in his second season starting at left tackle, following up a second-team all-conference effort at the position in 2008. The Parade high school All-American made an almost immediate impact, becoming the team's starter at left guard half-way through his true freshman year.
Bulaga's run blocking is exceptional, especially for a zone system similar to that he ran at Iowa, but he may struggle with speed rushers and lacks great recovery speed. His three-game absence during the season due to a thyroid problem will also worry scouts. Apparently it was a short-term issue, but his medical checks will be thorough. If the risk of a relapse is considered small, he'll hear his name called sometime in the middle-to-late first round.
Pass blocking: Takes a strong angle on kick slide, keeps knees bent, head up, and arm extended to keep defenders at bay. Very difficult to get off his blocks if he's mirroring. Has a strong punch. Tends to lunge against inside moves, lacks great recovery speed and can be beaten by secondary rush. Slow to recoil once extended. Hesitates when defenders let up. Gets bull rushed into the pocket by strong ends because he allows their hands into his chest, but typically anchors before reaching the quarterback. Must improve his arm-bar to keep rusher out of the pocket. Inconsistent quickness after the first step in his kick slide makes him susceptible to giving up the edge to quicker pass rushers.
Run blocking: Good positional blocker, well-coached on how to get correct angles. Capable in zone scheme, has a strong combination of agility and strength. Turns his man out of the hole and seals the edge. Attacks defenders in short yardage situations, strong enough to lock on and sustain, even against large ends. Gets low to drive near the goal line.
Pulling/trapping: Isn't asked to pull or trap a lot in Iowa's zone system, but has the quick feet needed to work behind the line and burst through the hole. Usually hits a target on the move and sustains.
Initial Quickness: Brings a very strong punch and pop to his opponent when run blocking, especially for a left tackle. Adequate quickness to pass set from two-point stance.
Downfield: Excellent mobility to get to the second level and beyond. Keeps feet moving and hands strong after initial contact, sustains well against linebackers and safeties. Mirrors quicker players in space. Adjusts to players coming from any angle. Gives effort downfield to block on runs and pass plays.
Intangibles: Considered a very competitive, smart and hard-working leader up front.
Wanted to trade out, wasn't going to happen. Bit the bullet. Seattle needs OL help in the worst way.
03-03-2010, 10:04 PM
With the 7th pick the Cleveland Browns select Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame
6'3", 222 lbs.
Clausen’s a highly-competitive signal-caller who was has been very productive in a pro-style system during his career. Possesses a live arm and flashes the ability to make all the NFL throws. Displays impressive accuracy in the short passing game. Is athletic and mobile for the position and can avoid the rush and make plays outside the pocket. Has a very quick delivery.
Clausen has a somewhat low release point. Release point combined with less-than-ideal height leaves Clausen susceptible to having passes batted down at the line. Has a strong arm but lacks premier arm strength and may struggle at times fitting the ball into windows deep down the field. He will be unable to participate in combine drills due to toe surgery.
03-03-2010, 10:30 PM
T Trent Williams 6'4 5/8 315lbs
As much as I wanted to channel Al Davis and take Bruce Campbell I just could not bring myself to be that stupid again. I take a chance on Al finding logic for once in his life and taking a safe player.
03-04-2010, 10:43 AM
With the 10th pick in the OM 2010 Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars select: ILB, Rolando McClain, Univ. of Alabama
Height: 6-3⅜ | Weight: 254 | 40-Time: 4.60 http://www.lindyssports.com/tyfoon/site/pages/images/7c180eb6d395f98.jpg
Huge frame for ILB
Very long arms
Good level of production
Comfortable in coverage
Excellent tackling technique
Stacks and sheds blocks well
Very good pass rusher
Love his timing on blitzes
Nice agility; smooth change of direction
Takes good angles to the ball
Stays in control
Nice versatility especially in 3-4 defense
Very young prospect (20 years old)
Doesn't take plays off
Well versed in 3-4 defense
pick made at 10:43 pm mtn time Roh is on the clock and SoDak can pick still pick at anytime.
03-04-2010, 11:24 AM
With the 11th Pick the Buffalo Bills Select- Anthony Davis OT- Rutgers. With the run on OT's the bills were slow to the podium but still get the one of the top tackles in the draft. He will be an instant starter in the Bills transitioning offensive line.
03-04-2010, 11:50 AM
With the 11th pick in the OM Draft your Denver Broncos select:
Dan Williams, NT, Tennessee, 6’2”, 327
Pass rush: Relies on good to very good power as a bull rusher to collapse the pocket. Uses a swim move effectively, but lacks the burst and lateral agility to be a consistent factor in the pass rush. Works hard, but has only phone booth quickness. Requires an open lane to close. Alert defender that gets his hands up in the passing lanes.
Run defense: Greatest asset to the defense due to his build, strength and ability to locate the football. Good burst off the snap to explode into the offensive lineman. Tough to move off the line of scrimmage, as he naturally sprawls his feet, keeps his pads low and has the upper-body strength to hold up even to double-teams. Strong hands and an effective swim move to disengage. Natural candidate to move to nose guard. Keeps his head up and finds the ball. Only phone booth quickness, but hustles laterally and even downfield in pursuit.
Explosion: Good initial burst off the snap. Good upper-body strength to shock his opponent and quickly separate. Needs a lane to gather momentum and provide a big hit, but can deliver a jarring blow when he gets one.
Strength: Arguably his best trait. Low center of gravity due to a thick, wide lower body which helps in the leverage battle up front. Good use of hands and good upper-body strength to stack and shed in the running game. Relies on his strength as a bull rusher to collapse the pocket from the interior. Slides off blocks to make the play at or near the line of scrimmage.
Tackling: Enough strength to slow and even pull down some runners with one arm as he remains engaged with the blocker. Brings his weight with him as a hitter, resulting in some big collisions. Provides enough pop that he doesn't have to wrap up to knock down most ballcarriers, but improved in doing so as a senior. Good vision to locate the ball and can redirect surprisingly well at his size. Hustles laterally and downfield to make the tackle from behind. (NFL Draft Scout)
Combine: 40 = 5.16, Bench = 27, Arm = 33 ½, Hand = 10 ½
Pick made at 11:48 Mountain Time. Dolphins are on the clock.
03-04-2010, 12:33 PM
With the 12th pick in 2010 draft Miami Dolphins select
Dez Bryant WR OSU
12:35 mountain time
The commish is on the clock
03-04-2010, 01:40 PM
With the the 13th pick in the OM Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:
Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland
Pick was made at 2:40 PM CST
03-04-2010, 02:15 PM
Taylor Mays S USC
Read & React: Good key-and-diagnose skills. Aggressive in run support, but disciplined and rarely out of position. Understands his role as the last line of defense and generally takes good angles to minimize big gains by opponents, but struggled some as a senior in this area. Mistakes typically occur when he overruns the play and doesn't account for the runner's cutback agility.
Man Coverage: Faster in a straight line than he is quick in a short area. Struggles laterally and loses a step in his transition due to tight hips. Rare recovery speed. Is a rangy defender and can blanket most deep receivers.
Zone Coverage: Controlled aggression in coverage makes him well suited for a zone scheme. Sees the action and reacts quickly. Loses a step in transition, but accelerates smoothly. Good change-of-direction skills. Reliable open-field tackler. Intimidating hitter over the middle.
Closing/Recovery: Rare straight-line speed for a man his size. Reads the action quickly and has great burst to close. Times his leaps well and uses his long arms to bat away passes. Would rather go for the big hit than compete for the ball. Has just five career interceptions -- three as a freshman -- despite 49 career starts.
Run Support: Has played deep in a zone scheme in the past, but flashes outstanding ability in run support. Good key-and-diagnose skills. Can elude blocks, but is willing to take them on and can discard due to his upper-body strength and long arms. Big hitter who runs downhill toward the line of scrimmage.
Tackling: Reliable open-field tackler. Breaks down well to make the secure stop. Explosive hitter who loves to intimidate opponents. Lowers his shoulder into the ballcarrier and can separate the football from the man. Leads with his shoulder on big hits, failing to wrap up securely.
Intangibles: Physically imposing athlete with good overall musculature. Freakish combination of size and straight-line speed. Carroll has publicly characterized Mays as USC's fastest player; has reportedly timed in the 4.2s at 230 pounds. Good bloodlines. Father, Stafford Mays, was a defensive lineman in the NFL (St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings) from 1980-1988.
NFL Comparison: Sean Taylor
This is not the direction that I would go, but I think the Seahawks will go this route.
03-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Earl Thomas, S, Texas
Highly productive and consistent
Centerfielder with great range
Eats space quickly
Very good recovery speed and acceleration
Nice all-around athlete
Sure tackler in run support
Love his instincts
Doesn't let play get behind him
Takes solid angles
Ballhawk - great on pursuit INTs
Does a good job of reading QB's eyes
Low, smooth backpedal
Has nice route recognition
Great in man coverage
Giants were awful after Kenny Phillips went down, they need someone to pair him with especially with Desean Jackson in the division.
Pick made at 3:30 MST, Titans are on the clock
03-04-2010, 05:47 PM
The tennessee titans select Mike Iupati, G, idaho
With Mawae gone, we'll try to slide Amano over to center and plug Iupati in at guard.
03-04-2010, 10:43 PM
Our trade still needs to be approved by the commish but the value is equal and I need to run so I am going to make the pick.
With the 17th pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select DT Brian Price UCLA
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The perfect tampa 2 undertackle, Price has insane upfield burst. He has been a terror in the PAC-10 racking up TFL's and now joins the Bucs to do the same.
Pick made at 9:45 PM Pacific
03-04-2010, 10:47 PM
at #18 DE Jason Pierre Paul from South Florida
received trade offers for this pick, but ultimately decided to take the player I traded up for. Will challenge Greg Ellis for one of the starting DE jobs.
trade still needs to be approved, but I also need to get this pick in as I may not be available tomorrow.
03-05-2010, 06:29 AM
After some thought about trading back..With the 19th pick, the Atlanta Falcons select:
Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech
The DL in Atlanta has been anchored by John Abraham. He's not getting any younger, and adding a pass rush from the other side could help this defense. Morgan seems to be NFL ready now, and should contribute right out of the gate.
Pick made at 0827 EST.
03-05-2010, 05:40 PM
With the 20th overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.....
The Houston Texans select Running Back CJ Spiller from Clemson University.
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PICK WAS IN AT 5:40 PM Mountain Time!
03-05-2010, 05:50 PM
With the 21st overall selection in the OM Mock Draft via pm
The Cincinnati Bengals select
Joe Haden CB Florida
03-05-2010, 08:30 PM
With the 22nd overall selection in the OM Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
Jared Odrick DE Penn State
With the departure of Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders, the Patriots had a gaping need for a RDE who can stack and shed in the run game and get after the passer and without a doubt, Jared Odrick provides the talent and potential to be a star in the Belichick defense. He has great measurables at 6'5" 304 lbs, with 34 inch arms and 9 1/2 inch hands so that even if he cant get to the passer he can get into the passing lanes and swat down balls with ease. Odrick shores up the front 3 and with Wilfork and Warren, will help the Patriots with more consistency in their pass rush and shore up the back 4 as well.
Selection made at 10-30pm ET
With the 21st overall selection in the OM Mock Draft via pm
The Cincinnati Bengals select
Joe Haden CB Florida
Just now got home from work, thanks for posting that up eddie mac.
The Bengals are excited about this pick. Haden was projected by many to be a top 10 pick and for the Bengals to land him at #21 is very fortunate and lucky. In a league that is pass happy and where the rules favor the QB/WR tandem, you can never have enough good cover corners and it says alot that Haden is the top CB in this very very deep draft.
03-06-2010, 02:29 PM
With the 23rd (24th) pick in the NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select:
Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan, 6'1", 268
Good bulk --- Aggressive with a non-stop motor --- Very strong and powerful --- Tough and physical --- Does a great job in pursuit --- Good tackler --- Plays with excellent leverage --- Holds his own versus the run --- Uses his hands well --- Has a lot of range --- Smart with great instincts --- Hard worker --- Offers some versatility --- Super productive.
Doesn't have the ideal height you look for --- Short arms --- Frame may be maxed out --- Not a great athlete --- Average speed, quickness and agility --- Not real explosive --- Lacks a burst --- Struggles in space --- A tad inconsistent --- Might have to change positions --- Upside is limited.
A 2½ year starter for the Wolverines --- Named 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 2008 and 1st Team in 2009 --- Voted Michigan's Bo Schembechler Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior --- Led the nation in tackles for a loss in 2009 --- Classic 'tweener who may have to move to linebacker or perhaps even defensive tackle at the next level --- May not have all the physical tools you'd prefer but just a good football player --- Could slip a bit on Draft Day if teams get too concerned with triangle numbers and workout results --- Eerily similar in many ways to LaMarr Woodley - www.draftcountdown.com
Pick made @ 2:30pm MST
03-06-2010, 06:01 PM
With the 25th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Baltimore Ravens select Boise State CB Kyle Wilson.
The ravens landed there big time receiver in Aquan boldin and now they patch up there other big need. With lardiarus webb and Fabian Washington coming of ACL tears the ravens need to sure up there secondary.
pick made at 8:07 est
03-07-2010, 12:37 AM
Agonizing pick here, but with the 26th pick in the NFL draft, the Cardinals select:
Tim Te......... kidding.
The Cardinals take Carlos Dunlap, DE, FL to lock down the DL opposite Dockett. Character concerns washed away with the raw talent and value staring you in the face that late in the first round. With 4 impact players recently out the door, we plan to address depth later and attack potential game changing playmakers early.
03-07-2010, 02:19 AM
many apologies everyone. Sorry if i held things up. Was out of town for a few days.
but with my 1st round pick for the Green Bay Packers.
At 6'6" has great height and arm strength and the body to easily add 20lbs and become a true force at LT protecting Rodgers blind side for years to come.
AND ONCE AGAIN EVERYONE I APOLOGIZE FOR MY LATENESS
03-07-2010, 02:49 AM
No need for apologies, just don't re-pick the #6 overall pick in this draft with the #23 selection.
Damn I knew it was strange that he available at number 23. I scanned that list like 5 times and somehow missed him every time.
i am making the rule, no more weed when I am posting.
03-07-2010, 04:15 AM
With the 27th pick in the first round, the Dallas Cowboys select:
SEAN WEATHERSPOON, LB, MISSOURI
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Shocked to find him still on the board and he fills a position of need as well. Besides, he is on my short list of, like, 30 players. Ha!
Pick made at 6:15 A.M. EST
03-07-2010, 09:49 AM
With the 28th pick in the 2010 OrangMane Mock Draft, the San Diego Chargers select:
Ryan Mathews, RB, Fresno State
Mathews is a good sized running back that runs hard and shows a good burst through the hole. He is a one cut runner that does not waste a lot of time dancing around in the backfield. Once he gets past the first level he could use a bit more elusiveness in space as he has some straight line to him. He tends to run a bit erect but does show upper body strength to stiff arm his way out of a tackle as well as balance on contact to stay on his feet and fight for extra yards. He has struggled to stay healthy as he has missed time in each season at Fresno State.
Pick was made at 10:50 CST
03-07-2010, 04:31 PM
With the 29th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the NEW YORK J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS Select: Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, TEXAS.
Class: 2010 Big Board
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Date of Birth: 9.20.87
40 T: 4.55
Kindle is a versatile player who can move up and play defensive end when needed. He can find ways to get at the quarterback, has a good nose for the ball, and can contribute in many ways on defense in both schemes and playmaking. In 2008 he totaled 53 tackles, 14 for loss, 10 sacks, two pass breakups, two fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble. Consider the 2009 season his coming out party. Kindle is a better blitzing linebacker than Aaron Curry, who was the number four overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Kindle is a very strong pass rusher who can be a great blitzing strong side linebacker or even defensive end on 3rd downs. He has great speed and aggressiveness, and always plays hard. This hybrid talent could be an ideal 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level.
NEW YORK J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS : TRADE THERE 2011 1ST ROUND AND 2ND ROUND PICK TO DENVER BRONCOS FOR BRANDON MARSHALL. DEPENDING ON PERSONAL GOALS REACHED, THE BRONCOS CAN GET 4TH ROUND PICK IN 2011 DRAFT AS WELL.
DRAFT SELECTION MADE AT 6:30 PM ET
03-07-2010, 05:01 PM
With the 30th pick in the first round, the Minnesota Vikings select:
Terrence Cody - DT from Alabama
Pat Williams is getting old and the team needs to get some youth on the D line. Sure Cody has some weight issues, but he seems to be on the right track as far as getting in shape. He won't be an every down player right away, but could rotate in while learning from one of the best 4-3 NT's in Williams.
Pick made at 6pm central time on 3/7.
03-08-2010, 06:09 AM
With the 31st pick in the 2010 OM draft, the Indianapolis Colts select:
Patrick Robinson CB Florida St
03-08-2010, 09:20 AM
The New Orleans Saints select OLB Navorro Bowman Penn State
We keep building on this no name D with a player who is good and has room to grow, at 32 we get good value here after trying repeatedly to trade up, if anybody is looking to trade down hit me up
03-08-2010, 08:07 PM
With the 33rd pick in the mock draft the Chiefs select
Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame.
5'11, 195 pounds | WR | Notre Dame
Acceleration: Gets up to top speed very quickly. Accelerates well into and out of his breaks which builds separation. Maintains that speed throughout his runs.
Agility: Tate generates fluid lateral movement to redirect and has the shiftiness to elude defenders. Has quick stop-and-go ability that helps quarterbacks get him short throws where he can make the initial tackler miss and turn it into a big gain.
Blocking: Surprisingly, Tate displays good technical blocking ability. He'll struggle to sustain his blocks, though. He's a good mirror blocker on the outside but shouldn't be relied upon to come in motion and block near the tackle box.
Body Control: Adjusts to the ball really well. Knows how to properly use his body to shield off defenders. Times his leaps well. Tracks off-target throws really well.
Hands: While Tate is will sometimes drop some easy passes, he has very good hands. They're incredibly strong, which helps him make difficult catches. Has a tendency to catch the ball in his frame, which he'll have to correct.
Release: Tate doesn't have great upper body strength, which hurts him against the tight jam. Needs to better use his quickness and athleticism off the snap. Will sometimes release slow, but he quickly gets up to speed to close a cornerback's cushion.
Route Running: Runs good quick routes. Has the agility to make sharp cuts to create space. Will run a little upright when he goes over the middle. Ran an entire route tree at Notre Dame in the Irish's pro-style scheme. Doesn't get lazy or hesitant in his routes when going over the middle.
Size: Tate's size is the biggest negative people will point to heading into the draft. Fair or not, taller receivers will be more highly regarded. Tate doesn't have bad size, but at under six feet his size doesn't offer mismatches. His arms don't appear especially long and his hands aren't known to be large. However, he knows how to use that size to his advantage.
Speed: Although there is nothing wrong with Tate's speed, his 40 time probably won't be amazing. If a cornerback has the same or even slightly better speed than Tate, though, he can usually get separation. Doesn't have the deep speed to separate from cornerbacks with elite speed and quickness.
Vision: After the catch, Tate is dangerous. He's a former running back with strong legs and great drive. Easily finds seams and has the quickness to burst through it. Does a really nice job setting up his blockers. Uses his return abilities in the open field on receiving plays.
Final word: Leaving Notre Dame was a wise decision by Tate. His skill set is ready for the NFL and very similar to that of Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers. Tate is a slightly small receiver with a lot of strength, particularly in his legs.
Tate is dangerous after the catch and runs crisp routes to get open. His character or work ethic at Notre Dame was never in question.
Where Tate loses some value is in the red zone. Inside 20 yards, he's best running quick slants, but his size can limit him from going over the top on fades.
He looks like a player who will be drafted in the first 40 picks.
03-09-2010, 01:01 AM
The Detroit Lions select Maurkice Pouncey, Center, Florida. Pick made at 3:00am EST.
03-09-2010, 02:00 AM
35th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, The San Francisco 49ers Select - Jerry Hughes, OLB, TCU
Mike Singletary gets a pass-rushing beast for his 3-4 defense. The 49ers most glaring weakness on defense was rushing the quarterback. With Jerry Hughes coming off the edge the Niners will be a top 10 defense next year. Paired with Patrick Willis, they will wreak havoc on opposing offenses for years to come.
Terrific speed and explosion off the edge
Relentless pass rusher
Extremely fast first step
Love his bend and flexibility running the horn
Nice pass rush repertoire (spin, club, swim)
Shows ability to counter an offensive tackle
High level of production
Nice footwork and timing
Does a good job of reading a tackle's feet
Good hand extension
Plays with pad level
Seems to want it more than everyone else
Comfortable in space
Will get engulfed by bigger linemen at next level
Hips a little stiff in coverage
Lacks bulk on frame
Poor defender against run
Summary: Hughes earns my first-round, 4-star grade as a 3-4 rush linebacker. His athleticism and motor is simply too much for me to not grade him out higher than everyone else. He is my No. 1 3-4 outside linebacker in the draft and I expect his stock to soar among the 3-4 teams in the league. He was simply too productive at TCU, and despite his lack of height we can see what Elvis Dumervil did last season with his exceptional first step and speed off the edge. Hughes is a projected late-first to second-round pick, but could end up going in the top 25 picks when it's all said and done, much like Larry English.
Player Comparison: Robert Mathis. Mathis is an undersized pass rusher who plays with amazing effort
With the 36th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select....
Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
At 33 I was intending to take Golden Tate and satisfy my ND bias early in the draft with a quality slider. But the trade offers where plentiful to jump up and get him, and I couldn't afford to pass up the value I was receiving.
In reality Benn is a better fit for a Rams team that already has Donny Avery, Danny Amendola, and Laurent Robinson, three small, fast WRs. A possession type like Benn is necessary for them to build the kind of structure needed to make quality QB play from anyone a possibility.
As a player Benn reminds me very much of Anquan Boldin. They're very similar in size and style of play. Coming out of college Boldin was a more polished route runner, but Benn is the superior natural athlete with better top end speed.
Benn is a big receiver with above average speed that can be equally effective catching the ball underneath and in traffic or on the deep seam routes. He has good ball skills as well as leaping ability which allows him to go up and high point his catches when in traffic. He will struggle to track and adjust to deep balls that are thrown off target. He is a little stiff in his hips and tends to telegraph his cuts to defenders but shows a good burst coming out of his break. He needs to refine his route running and setting defenders up but has enough talent to be a threat as a team’s second receiver.
Benn has good height, tremendous bulk and good top-end speed for a receiver. Is naturally athletic and comfortable getting the ball in a variety of ways including in the return game. Shows good receiving skills, catches away from his body, can go up and get the jump ball and make highlight catches near the sideline. Very dangerous after catch with his combination of size and speed.
Benn is not real precise in his routes and will need a good amount of polish in this area for the next level. Is an almost unusually thickly-built receiver prospect and has some stiffness in his hips, which further hinders his route-running.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.53
20 Yrd Dash: NA
10 Yrd Dash: NA
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 20
Vertical Jump: 37"
Broad Jump: NA
20 Yrd Shuttle: NA
3-Cone Drill: NA
Pick made at 0600 CST.
03-09-2010, 09:21 AM
Lacking a round 3 pick, and needing a QB to groom
The Shanaskins take Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
They try to turn him into Jake Plummer 2.0 (mobility for the bootleg, a winner, etc.)
03-09-2010, 11:25 AM
With the 38th pick the Cleveland Browns select Jahvid Best, RB, Cal
5'10", 199 lbs.
Best’s game is all about speed, quickness, acceleration and elusiveness making him a home run threat from the running back position. Is a high-character guy, who will compete and fight for extra yards despite size. Does a good job reading his blocks, shows patience and can find the cutback lane. Very dangerous open field runner. Exhibits solid receiving skills.
Best lacks the prototypical size of an every down NFL running back. Does not have the strength to consistently break tackles or push the pile. Durability is a real concern after missing time due to various ailments throughout career. Is not a power runner. Will need to improve his blocking ability in the passing game.
03-09-2010, 03:06 PM
With the 39th pick in the 2010 Draft the World Champion New Orleans Saints and WhoDat nation is proud to add EVERSON GRIFFEN DE USC to the no name defense.
03-09-2010, 05:44 PM
Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
Accuracy: Flashes accuracy to all levels. A bit inconsistent on intermediate throws that require zip. Throws some beautiful passes in tight windows, but also has a tendency for "wobbly" throws, making his passes a tougher catch than pure spirals. Typically leads his receivers, but still too often forces them to alter their routes. May struggle with the tighter windows at the next level.
Arm Strength: Prototypical arm strength. Can make every NFL throw. Can zip short and intermediate passes and flashes touch and trajectory on deeper throws. Only occasionally asked to throw true deep balls in this offense, but has the arm strength to do so.
Setup/Release: Some real concerns in this area. Takes snaps in the shotgun, meaning he'll need significant refinement in his drop-back at the next level. Quick, active feet necessary to eventually excel in this area. Has an elongated wind-up, in which he drops the ball to his hip before winding up to release the pass. Has struggled with pass rushers knocking the ball out of his hands, as well as tipping off defensive backs who can read where he's going with the long wind-up. Regressed as a senior with his fundamentals in passing on the run. Showed a greater tendency to throw across his body and off his back foot.
Reading Defenses: Only asked to make a few reads in this offense before having the green light to run. Seems to be a cerebral player who understands defenses and will scan the field to locate the open receiver. Protects the ball well as a ballcarrier, though the elongated release has led to fumbles.
On the Move: At his best as a runner and has rare vision with the ball in his hands from the quarterback position. Can anticipate holes in the defense and shows the burst to get past the initial wave of defenders to gain yards in chunks. Powerful runner who runs with good forward lean and doesn't shy away from contact.
Intangibles: Perfectly suited to Urban Meyer's system, but there are some questions as to how Tebow's skills translate to the NFL. Good size and strength for the position. Rare toughness. Natural and charismatic leader. Voted team captain in 2008 and Academic All-American in 2007.
03-09-2010, 06:43 PM
6’ 6” 261 lbs.
Strengths: Size, Blocking Ability, Athleticism
Weaknesses: Inuury, Weight, Experience
03-09-2010, 07:51 PM
I traded with Carmelo, and with the 42nd pick the Cleveland Browns select Ricky Sapp, OLB, Clemson
6'4", 252 lbs.
Sapp has been a productive player during his career. Has the versatility to play defensive end in a 4-3 and outside linebacker in a 3-4. Is an extremely athletic front-seven defender who can get to the quarterback with the speed rush and is comfortable playing in space. Durable during his time in college. Plays with good instincts, including in coverage.
At this point, Sapp is undersized and only possesses average power to hold the point of attack when teams run at him. Does have the frame to add bulk. Needs to be more consistent with his hand use and must do a better job disengaging from blockers.
03-09-2010, 10:12 PM
with 43rd pick miami selects
Cam Thomas DT North Carolina
picked 10:12 pm mst
03-10-2010, 09:13 AM
44 Pick the Giants select:
Brandon Spikes, LB, Florida
Other than questionable speed and maybe character issues Spikes is a stud. Losing Pierce is big, but getting Spikes here is a good deal for them.
pick made at 9:13 AM MST
03-10-2010, 09:46 AM
With the 45th pick of the OM Draft, your Denver Broncos select:
Vladimir (Vlad the Impaler) Ducasse, LG, UMass, 6’4”, 332
Strengths: Ducasse is a massive interior presence that possesses the attributes you want out of a lineman. He’s quick off the snap, has great strength and is able to maul the opposition on the line. He’s surprisingly athletic and has long arms that help him in pass protection. He initiates the contact and gets a great push in running situations. He’s agile is space and can get to the second level. He has a mean streak and a positive work ethic. (Scout.com)
40 = 5.27, Arm = 34 3/4, Hand = 9 5/8, Bench = 29
03-10-2010, 12:12 PM
With the 46th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Rob Gronkowski TE Arizona
Release: Good initial quickness off the snap. Quick enough that he was often lined up wide in this offense. Good use of hands to fight through the initial jam by the defender when coming out of the three-point stance. Good lateral agility to elude and get into his route quickly. Good acceleration and at least adequate straight-line speed to challenge defenders down the seam.
Hands: Considered his best skill. Soft, reliable hands to pluck the ball outside of his frame. Good flexibility for a man his size. Can bend low to get the ball off his shoe-tops or reach high and wide to snatch it out of the air. Can track the ball over either shoulder. Good concentration to catch the ball with defenders draped over him. Typically catches the ball with his hands, but will body-catch when he feels a big hit coming to protect the ball. One area he'll need to improve on in the NFL is timing his leaps. Allows shorter defenders to knock the ball out of his hands by misjudging his leap, not fully using his natural size advantage and failing to high-point the pass.
Route running: Gains a quick release off the snap and has enough straight-line speed to challenge down the seam. Good use of shoulder and head fakes to get the defender leaning and has good body control and balance to change directions quickly. Understands where the holes in the zone are and settles nicely. Varies his speed to gain a step against defenders more athletic than he is.
After the catch: Isn't going to make many people miss due to his elusiveness, but is a physical, throw-back type tight end with the ball in his hands. Tough to bring down due to his toughness, strength and determination.
Blocking: A legitimate in-line blocker. Provides a solid pop to the defender off the snap and works to sustain. Good lateral agility to mirror the defender and has the hand strength and accurate hand placement to latch on. Good strength to ride the defensive end in pass protection or against the run. Reliable seal blocker on the edge and is surprisingly effective driving defenders off the ball. Not as effective getting to and blocking at the second level, though he appears to have the natural skills to ultimately be successful in this area.
Intangibles: Has to prove he's healthy after missing the entire 2009 season due to back surgery and concerns over nerve damage. Underwent a microdiscectomy on Sept. 24, but only began running and working out extensively in January. Good bloodlines. Brother, Chris, is a senior H-back from the Wildcats and a potential NFL prospect. Another brother, Dan, played tight end for Maryland and, as a seventh-round pick, appeared in two games as a rookie for Detroit.
NFL Comparison: Jason Witten, Cowboys
Pick made 2-11pm ET, Carmelo and the 49ers are OTC after a trade involving pick 47 and 49.
03-10-2010, 12:42 PM
With the 47th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the 49ers Select Dexter “Baby Hester” McCluster - RB/WR/KR http://media.commercialappeal.com/media/img/photos/2009/11/14/15d1a_t607.jpeg
Baby Hester is the nickname that McCluster said Patrick Willis bestowed on him in college. The versatile playmaker issued a challenge to his former Ole Miss teammate at the NFL Scouting Combine, saying, “I hope he’s ready” when they meet in the pros.McCluster bragged about the time he juked “P-Willy” during a Rebels practice a few years ago.“I still talk about it. Not to him. But I talk about it,” McCluster said. “We were in the open field. He was pursuing me at an angle, I was running, and I did sort of a drop step and got underneath him and kind of made him look a little silly.”McCluster acknowledged that Willis “took it easy on me in practice. I was a youngin, and he never really brought the wood to me, so he kind of protected me in a sense.”
The former college teammates will be teammates once again at the professional level. We'll see how if P-Willy continues to take it easy on him in practice. I have a feeling he'll give him a little woo-lick the first week of training camp. This may be somewhat of a surprise pick, but here are 3 reasons why McCluster makes sense to the 49ers.
1. He can play slot WR. Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan are fine starters for the 49ers. But the 49ers are lacking a guy that can make plays from the slot position. Dexter can certainly do that, catching 44 balls for 1145 yards and 4 TD's his last two seasons as a starter.
2. He is a great return man. The 49ers were one of the wrost teams in the NFL at returning punts and kickoffs. McCluster's quickness and game speed can be dynamic in this area.
3. Frank Gore. Gore has proven to be injury prone the last couple of years. He is a great back but McCluster would be a great change of pace back to help keep Gore healthy. Not only that but he can line up with Gore in the Bay area's Hyphy Cat formation. McCluster can be invaluable to this offense.
Overall, McCluster will get about 20 touches a game, certainly worth a mid 2nd round pick. He has the game speed that is second to only Chris Johnson and Patrick Willis the 49ers franchise player, knows as well as anybody what type of weapon McCluster can be.
03-10-2010, 08:49 PM
WITH THE 48TH PICK IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT, THE CAROLINA PANTHERS SELECT:
Brandon LaFell WR
Height 6′3″ , 209 lbs.
LaFell initially declared for the 2009 NFL Draft, but pulled out to return for his senior season at LSU. He entered the 09 season with the potential to be the best receiver the college game had to offer, but his senior year stats would take a hit. LSU’s offense struggled all season behind an inexperienced quarterback. LaFell was unable to eclipse his junior year production although he had his best season in terms of touchdowns (11). Had he entered the draft last year, he most likely would have been a first rounder. A year later, his stay atop the wide-receiver board remains in question after a season of inconsistent quarterback play and some uncharacteristic drops. He does have 4 years experience in a highly regarded college conference.
Sophomore Season 2007: 50 catches, 656 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns.
Junior Season 2008: 63 catches, 929 receiving yards, 8 touchdowns.
Senior Season 2009: 57 catches, 792 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns.
Career Stats at LSU:175 receptions, 2,157 receiving yards and 25 TDs.
LaFell is tough. He’s not afraid to play in between the hashes and will fight for the ball. Has physical style of play and is not often out-positioned by defenders. He’s a better than average blocker who prides himself on all aspects of the position. Plays physical and is not often jammed at the line. Can break tackles and can produce YAC after initial contact. November 18th 2006 was the last time that LaFell was held without a catch.
At times lacks concentration. Runs before he has secured the ball leading to a number of dropped balls. Has small hands.
LaFell made a lasting impression in his final college performance. He pulled down 5 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in LSU’s match-up vs. Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. He opted out of the Senior Bowl.
LaFell has done little to improve his stock since the Captial One Bowl. His opting out of the Senior Bowl was a bad decision. He further damaged his draft prognosis by posting sub-par numbers at the combine. He projects as a second rounder. The Brotherhood feels that there may be better options available.
NFL Comparison: Dwayne Bowe
Carolina's passing game was one of the worst in the NFL, giving Moore another target and making Smith more effective, this is how I see Carolina going.
Pick made at 8:48 pm MST 3-10-2010.
03-11-2010, 08:54 AM
With the 49th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Damian Williams WR USC
Release: Good initial quickness off the snap. Accelerates smoothly to eat up the cushion and has enough deep speed that corners have to respect his ability to go over the top. Good lateral agility and strong hands to defeat press coverage.
Hands: Soft, reliable hands. Extends and plucks the ball out of the air. Good body control. Can reach back and catch the pass behind him. Can track the ball over either shoulder. Competes for the jump ball, but isn't strong enough to effectively box out and beat the corner as consistently as scouts would like for a receiver of his listed size.
Route running: Among his better areas. Good, not great straight-line speed is made better due to his sudden acceleration. Sinks his hips and can plant and explode to change directions quickly. Very good slant, dig and post runner due to this burst. Potential to be a very good double-move route-runner. Wasn't asked to do this often enough at USC.
After the catch: Lacks the elite lateral agility to shake in tight quarters, but can make defenders miss with a quick-bounce-and-go. Accelerates quickly to pull away and gain yardage in chunks. Willing to go across the middle and is especially effective on slants and posts. Good vision. Good balance and strength to run through arm-tackles. Flashes an effective stiff-arm and spin to break free. Standout punt returner. Averaged 14.2 yards per return in 2009, returning two for scores (long of 66 yards).
Blocking: Provides a solid initial pop to the defender and works to sustain. Keeps his feet moving and looks to help out teammates downfield.
Intangibles: Originally signed with the University of Arkansas. Along with former Arkansas and USC teammate Mitch Mustain, founded a campus Bible study group "Generate USC." Underwent surgery on both shoulders after tearing a ligament in the spring of 2007. Missed half of the UCLA game (2008) due to a sprained shoulder.
Pick made at 11-00AM ET, Carmelo at 49ers are OTC.
03-11-2010, 08:58 AM
With the 50th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the 49ers Select Devin McCourty CB Rutgers
McCourty is a great all around corner. He is good at both zone and man coverage and is not afraid to get physical with receivers. He is also perhaps the best tackling corner in this draft class. He is not afraid to help in run support. Many people think Devin Mccourty can slip into the late first round so Mike Singletary will love getting a tough corner like this on his defense with the 50th pick in the draft.
He also excelled on every special team. He returned kickoffs, blocked 7 punts, and was also a great gunner on punt team.
As a Senior he was an All-Big East performer who recorded 80 tackles and 10 pass breakups while also blocking three kicks and scoring on a 98-yard kickoff return, McCourty can also talk about his 3.309 grade-point average and the fact that he was a semifinalist for the academics-based Draddy Trophy last year.
"Aside from being a very good corner, he might be the best special-teams player in the whole draft from a return perspective, gunner, jammer, makes tackles," NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. "You get quite a package if you draft Devin.”
03-11-2010, 07:40 PM
With the 51st overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.....
The Houston Texans select CB Kareem Jackson from Alabama.
THE perfect corner the Texans need. Kareem is rising up the boards lately, glad this guy fell to 51. Very physical corner, good instincts, covers real well and also supports the run defense. Isn't afraid to tackle which is rare in CB's these days.
PICK MADE AT 7:40 pm Mountain Time.
03-12-2010, 12:24 AM
With their second round pick (#52 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Georgia Tech
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 229 pounds
Career stats: 120 catches, 2339 yards, 14 touchdowns
Thomas has rare measurables for the wide receiver position and will be a very attractive gamble for some team after the first round. He shows excellent vertical speed, especially for someone his size, and can be intimidating to a cornerback when isolated on the perimeter. He has the size of a tight end with the speed, agility and ball skills of a wide receiver. He needs a lot of work on his route running skills as he tends to round off his breaks and will telegraph his routes with too much upper body movement. He can make acrobatic type catches but will drop some very catchable passes due to lapses in concentration. He is not a very physical blocker on the edge in spite of his massive size advantage. In a recent workout, Thomas broke his foot and will be unable to participate in combine drills.
Possesses elite size and physicality for the receiver position. Has good top-end speed. Has been productive in a system not overly friendly to receivers. Really good catching the ball in a crowd. Will rise up above defenders and shield players with his large frame. Exhibits natural hands and consistently catches the ball away from his body.
Thomas runs sloppy routes and is raw with his route-running in general. Needs to be more consistent with his concentration on the ball. Blocking must improve at the next level, which is tough to swallow given his size. Can make strides in this area due to natural measurables. In a recent workout, Thomas broke his foot and will be unable to participate in combine drills.
Pro Comparisons: Brandon Marshall, Terrell Owens
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Pick made at:
11:30 a.m. Abu Dhabi time
2:21 a.m. Eastern
1:21 a.m. Central
12:21 a.m. Mountain
11:21 p.m. Pacific
10:21 p.m. Alaskan
eddie mac and the New England Patriots are now on the clock.
03-12-2010, 02:11 AM
I really wanted Damian Williams or Demaryius Thomas as my possesion receiver for Josh Freeman but they just went off the board. I guess I will get my speed guy here...
With the 53rd pick, the Bucs select WR Mardy Gilyard Cincinnati
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The Bucs have very little speed on offense and very little talent at receiever other than Winslow and Stroughter. Gilyard can stretch the field and get open with his superior quickness.
pick made at 1:13 AM Pacific
With the 54th pick, Cincinnati Bengals select:
Morgan Burnett, FS, Georgia Tech
In 2008, the 6-1 free safety led the Yellow Jackets with 93 tackles, seven interceptions, eight pass breakups and 15 passes defended -- not bad at all for a sophomore. He was recognized by many media outlets for his impressive season. Burnett plays the rover position at Georgia Tech, but he has the versatility to play either safety spot in the NFL. In most systems he would be a strong safety, but heading into the 2009 season he was considered second only to Eric Berry among safeties according to many pundits.
I like this kid alot. He's got mad atheletic ability, tackles well and he's a real ball hawk. Not the greatest straight line speed at 4.48 (although that time was not at the combine, he tweaked a hammy and didn't run) but anytime you have a Safety who leads your team in tackles, that's the kind of Safety I would not mind having on my team. It shows he's not only willing to make tackles and help in run support, but he's damn good at it also. He reminds me alot of Troy Polamalu.
The Bengals are happy to have Morgan Burnett join 1st round selection Joe Haden in the backfield and look for many years of dominance out of this duo.
03-12-2010, 10:08 AM
With the 55th pick the Philadelphia Eagles select:
Nate Allen, FS, South Florida, 6'0", 207
Allen has a really nice blend of size and athleticism for a safety. Possesses the toughness and willingness necessary to help out in run support. Has been a very productive player at the college level. Displays really impressive instincts when playing in man or zone coverage.
Despite reactions and instincts, must take better pursuit angles. Allen is capable in coverage but could afford to improve his overall ball skills to make more game-changing plays. Will need to become a more physical and reliable tackler in the open field.
Pick made at 10:09am MST
03-12-2010, 12:18 PM
With the 56th pick in the 2010 Draft, the Green Bay Packers select CB Chris Cook
03-12-2010, 12:56 PM
iDenver and the Ravens select Aaron Hernandez, TE, Florida. He'll tell you all about how great Aaron is later!
03-12-2010, 05:00 PM
The Arizona Cardinals are proud to select a player with unrivaled raw aggression and perhaps the best "in-traffic" line backer in this years draft in Daryl Washington, TCU. When the pro game slows down for his speed, athleticism and sheer rage, he'll be a regular in Honolulu... if that's where they're holding the pro-bowl.
03-12-2010, 10:25 PM
With their second 2nd-round selection (#59 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Jonathan Dwyer, RB, Georgia Tech
Height: 5' 11"
Career Stats: 3226 rushing yards, 6.2 YPA, 36 touchdowns in three seasons
Dwyer is a big, powerful ball carrier that has had a lot of production at Georgia Tech but some of the numbers could be inflated due to the style of offense the Yellow Jackets run. The triple option tends to put ball carriers in wide open run lanes that won’t always be available to the pro style attack. He is a one-cut ball carrier that will stick his foot in the ground and hit the seam at full speed. He shows good balance on contact, runs through his share of arm tackles and shows surprising speed for his size. He is the kind of back that most teams are looking for as a featured ball carrier but will need some work on the passing game as far as blocking or running routes out of the backfield.
Dwyer has an outstanding blend of bulk, size and speed for the position. Was highly-productive in college. Shows a competitive fire and consistently battles for extra yards. Flashes good blocking ability. Has displayed some downfield receiving skills. Very durable performer capable of carrying the load at the next level.
Has outstanding size but can struggle to keep his weight down at times. Played in an option system not often seen in today’s college game resulting in some inflated stats. Lacks the elusiveness to turn nothing into something and make multiple defenders miss.
Pro Comparisons: Jonathan Stewart
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Pick made at:
9:30 a.m. Abu Dhabi time
12:30 a.m. Eastern
11:30 p.m. Central
10:30 p.m. Mountain
9:30 p.m. Pacific
8:30 p.m. Alaskan
Brncs_fan and the San Diego Chargers are now on the clock.
03-13-2010, 07:02 AM
With the 60th pick in the 2010 Orangemane Mock Draft...The San Diego Chargers Select:
Brandon Ghee, CB, Wake Forest
Good measurables and solid all around corner that can cover and help in the run game. If he can put it all together in the pros he could be a solid starter in the league for years.
Pick was made at 8:02 CST
03-13-2010, 07:08 PM
The Minnesota Vikings select
Chad Jones, Safety from LSU
Big, athletic safety that adds some much needed depth to the Minnesota secondary. He could be in the mix to return kicks as well.
Pick made at 8:09pm CST.
03-13-2010, 10:09 PM
HAD SOME IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO TAKE CARE OFF, WHICH TOOK LONGER THAN EXPECTED.
WHICH THE 61ST PICK JETS SELECT Reshad Jones, FS
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 214 | College: Georgia
03-14-2010, 12:16 AM
With the 63rd pick of the 2010 draft, the Indianapolis Colts select:
Rodger Saffold, OT, Indiana
Arm Length:33 5/8 in.
Hand Size:9 3/8 in.
Pick Made @ 3:20 am Eastern time. The Saints are on the clock....
With the 64th (65th) pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select....
Dan LeFevour, QB, Central Michigan
Dan LeFevour, to me, is the kind of QB the Rams need. Mentally and physically tough with excellent short to intermediate accuracy. He's got a high football IQ and brings more athleticism than most of his peers to the table as well. He'll have some growing pains as he learns to play in a traditional NFL offense, but he's got all the tools you look for. He isn't the definitive answer at QB but then I don't think such a QB exists in this class, and this selection still leaves the door open for a 1st round QB in 2011 if one that the team likes more than LeFevour is available.
LeFevour is a four-year starter at a mid level college football program that flashes a lot of what teams are looking for but will need to develop several parts of his game if he wants to play at the next level. He does not take many snaps from under center and will need to work on dropping to the pocket and reading the coverage as he sets up. He has a decent arm but the ball will flutter, at times, when trying to thread the needle on some downfield throws. When he has time and room to step into his throws he can get some zip on the short to intermediate outs.
LeFevour is high-character player and fierce competitor. Was extremely productive at the non-BCS level. Plays with very impressive intelligence and is a good decision maker. Possesses the release quickness you look for at the next level. Has the arm strength necessary to make most NFL throws. Exhibits very good accuracy in the short passing game.
Spent most of his time in the spread and must gain experience taking the snap from under center. Needs improvement and more consistency throwing the deep ball. Must avoid locking onto receivers and become better at looking defenders off. Does not have the speed to be a threat to pickup yardage with his legs.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.66
20 Yrd Dash: 2.74
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59
225 Lb. Bench Reps: NA
Vertical Jump: 29.5"
Broad Jump: 09'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.25
3-Cone Drill: 6.93
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Selection made at 7:00 PM CST.
03-14-2010, 07:16 PM
Saints select WR/RB/KR/PR Jacoby Ford clemson to replace Reggie Bush. Quality pick up that fills a void
03-14-2010, 10:32 PM
Lions select Javier Arenas, CB, Alabama. Pick made at 12:31AM EST
03-15-2010, 04:35 AM
With the 67th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Koa Misi OLB Utah
Misi (pronounced mee-see) proved ready for big-time football after winning all-conference honors in his only season at Santa Rosa Junior College. Whether lining up as a pass-rushing linebacker or with his hand on the ground -- even playing tackle when needed -- he terrorized opposing quarterbacks for the Utes.
The son of a former player for Hawaii, Misi has been among the team leaders in tackles the past three seasons, increasing his output from 65 to 68 to 71. He also improved his tackles for loss (8, 8.5, 9.5) and sacks (2.5, 3, 5) and forced three fumbles in both 2008 and '09. He was named second-team All-Mountain West as a junior and first-team all-conference this fall.
Maybe the Utes' most gifted athlete, Misi is quick enough to chase down backs and strong enough hold his ground on the edge, making him an ideal 3-4 outside linebacker. Add in his toughness and instincts, he's a potential top 100 pick for any team using any base scheme.
Read & React: Very good football instincts -- sniffs out screens, misdirection and cut blocks. Reads routes and knows where the hot read is in coverage.
Run defense: Explosive coming off the edge if untouched, flexible enough to chase down backs. Lacks the bulk to play end on early downs at the next level, but is strong enough as a linebacker on the edge to be an effective run stopper. Smart on containment and takes away the cutback lane. Punches linemen coming out to block, can disengage to make a play. Gets through trash to find the ball. Excellent chase and hustle down the line or downfield.
Pass defense: Very fluid in his drops, turns hips and gets deep quickly. Will struggle getting off lineman blocks, but seems to find creases to get to the ball in traffic. Good ball awareness whether blitzing or dropped into zone coverage. Gets his hands up when unable to reach the quarterback. Beats cut blocks with his hands and agile enough to recover. Strong enough to handle tight ends on the edge but needs to improve his hand usage on the line. Hustles back to get to open receivers in zones.
Tackling: Excellent tackler, strong upper body and brings his hips to explode into ballcarriers. Breaks down in space and has the agility to rein in elusive players. Tracks down quicker players from behind in space with pure hustle. Will be a force on special teams, playing inside on coverage units.
Pass Rush/Blitz: Played mostly defensive end for the Utes, quick off the edge and plays through the whistle. When standing up, he has nice closing speed to the QB and some shiftiness to defeat running backs inside or turn the corner on lineman outside. Also uses his hands to keep lineman off balance and get around their outside shoulder. Will need counter moves and learn how to blow up blocks in the backfield.
Intangibles: Team captain. High character player praised by his coaches for work ethic. Suffered back injury in preseason practice, worked hard to miss only the first game of 2009 season.
Selection made at 6-32 ET, Kansas City and JCM are now OTC.
03-15-2010, 09:14 AM
With the 68th selection in the OM Mock Draft the KC Chiefs select:
Jamar Chaney, ILB, Miss. State
Chaney is coming off his most productive year as a collegiate player after missing most of the 2008 season with an injury in the opener. Chaney has adequate size, strength and athleticism for the position. Chaney has improved his run defense but is best in space as a coverage defender. He is inconsistent to take on and shed blockers and may be best covered up at the next level. Chaney plays with an excellent motor and is quick to pursue with solid instincts. He runs well and shows excellent range which should make him great in combination man schemes as well as special team’s at the nest level. Chaney is a very good football player that is likely to be productive as a rookie.
With his solid combine, versatility, and healthy 09 campaign, Chaney is one of the fastest risers on NFL draft boards. ILB is a desperate need for KC and they needed someone who could come in and make an impact immediately. Chaney should start immediately.
03-15-2010, 09:17 AM
OK, a serious picture of Jamar. And no, he's not the chick on the left in the previous picture. Although that'd be cool!
03-15-2010, 10:07 AM
With the 69th selection of the 2010 Orange Mane Mock Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
AKWASI OWUSU-ANSAH, DB, INDIANA (PA.)
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40 Time: 4.30
Strengths: Owusu-Ansah has tremendous size for a corner and long arms which allow him to play even taller than his listed height. Has impressive ball skills, enhanced by his height/long arms, and can high point the football to come down with a tough interception. A strong defensive back who helps out in run support and wraps up well. Very athletic prospect with upside, Production player who received multiple accolades at the Division II level. Can contribute as a return specialist.
Weaknesses: Played against more inferior competition (Division II) than other prospects and was allowed to get by on his physical ability. Owusu-Ansah can be undisciplined at times with his techniques -- something he will have a much harder time getting away with at the next level. Dealt with shoulder injury in college.
My Take: Dallas needs to get more athletic and needs more big plays from it's safeties. He is being drafted to play safety where many project would be his best postion. Fortunately, the safety play is adequate so Owusu-Ansah will be afforded time to develop and adjust to the step-up in competition. In the interim, he will be the primary kick and punt returner and should be a big-time special teams player.
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03-15-2010, 11:57 AM
With the 70th pick thePhiladelphia Eagles select:
Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford, 6'0", 231
Gerhart is a big, powerful ball carrier that has just enough speed to be a threat. He runs with a good pad level and consistently breaks through first contact and gets a lot of his yards after initial contact. He seems to get stronger as the game wears on and defenses visibly grow weary of trying to take him on in the latter parts of the game. He knows how to follow his blockers and is patient as he waits for the hole to open up. He is an effective receiver out of the backfield and, while he is not apt to be used as a downfield threat, he can move the chains in the short to intermediate passing game.
Gerhart has impressive size and strength for the running back position to be productive in between the tackles. He has great balance on contact and consistently bounces off would-be tacklers. Finishes his runs and fights for extra yardage. Always plays with a ton of effort. Was extremely productive in college. Plays with a high level of intelligence.
Gerhart does not possess the speed scouts like to see for the next level. Does not effectively attack the perimeter on outside runs or kick it into another gear to hit home runs up the middle. Attempts to get downhill in a hurry, but burst through the hole is just adequate.
Pick made at 11:58 MST
03-15-2010, 01:50 PM
Corey Wootton - DE Northwestern
03-15-2010, 03:29 PM
With the OFFICIAL 71st selection in the Orange Mane 2010 Mock Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
TONY WASHINGTON, OT, ABILENE CHRISTIAN(Yes, THAT Tony Washington!)
Height: 6'6 1/8"
Arm: 35 1/2"
Hand: 10 1/2"
Skinny: Tony Washington only played two years of football in high school, but was still able to attract interest from Louisiana State. However, grades kept the 6’7” 300 tackle from attending, and he instead attended junior college at Trinity Valley Community college in Athens. There, he was moved from defensive end to left tackle, a move he did not immediately embrace. After transferring to Abilene Christian, Washington has slowly worked his way into NFL Draft discussion as a left tackle, and has been ranked as high as the sixth best senior offensive tackle in the country. Washington admits that he messed up his chance to play Division I football, but says that the situation has made him stronger.
Scout's Take: Some might be surprised to see Washington from Abilene Christian ranked this high, but they won’t be thinking that when April comes around. Washington is a 6-6 300 athletic tackle, who some teams have as high as their number three overall senior tackle in next April’s draft. He does a good job being light on his feet and show good pass blocking blocking skills. The biggest question with Washington is that he plays a lower level of competition and that is what really holds him back from everyone truly believing that he could be a starting tackle in the NFL.
Our View: Washington has great size (6’6 ¼, 302), athletic ability, and the body type that scouts look for. Despite a little stiffness, he moves very well, has a presence about him, and is a solid pass blocker, which will make him an ideal left tackle prospect. He earned 1st team All-America honors and LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year plaudits last year for his consistent play.
Pick made at 5:30 p.m. EDT.
03-15-2010, 10:04 PM
with 73rd pick Miami selects
Jimmy Graham, TE Miami
10:05 pm MST
03-16-2010, 08:39 AM
With the 74th pick in the 2010 OM Draft...the Jacksonville Jaguars select:
JD Walton, Center, Baylor Univ.
Height: 6-2⅝ | Weight: 300 | 40-Time: 5.15
Good size and bulk --- Tough and physical --- Finisher who plays with a nasty demeanor and has a killer instinct --- Excellent leadership qualities --- Gets a big push in the run game --- Stout at the point of attack --- Mobile with decent range --- Gets to second level --- Can hit a moving target --- Smart with great awareness --- Competitive --- Motor runs non-stop --- Hard worker --- Durable --- Lots of quality experience.
"J.D." is short for Justin Daniel --- Was a three-year starter for the Bears and never missed a game --- Garnered 1st Team All-American honors from the Associated Press in 2009 --- Named 2nd Team All-Big 12 in 2009 --- Began his college career at Arizona State, where he redshirted in 2005 --- Sat out the 2006 season as a transfer --- Made regular appearances on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for his performance in the classroom --- Doesn't possess eye-popping physical tools but makes up for it with top-notch intangibles and by doing all the little things --- Good football player and will challenge for a starting job.
Summary: Walton is a very good center prospect with the top intangibles you want as a line general at the position. Despite being only 300 pounds, he should hold his own against 3-4 nose tackles because he stays low, is strong, and is very tough. He doesn't have the upside of a Maurkice Pouncey, but he should be a starter early in his career and come off the board in the third round.
Player Comparison: Shaun O'Hara. O'Hara doesn't have amazing physical tools, but he is a tough line general for the Giants.
pick made at 8:39 am mtn time. Killericon and the Bears are on the clock!
03-16-2010, 09:03 AM
With the 75th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears proudly select Jason Fox, OT, Miami.
The New York Giants are on the clock.
03-16-2010, 09:17 AM
Ludo and the NYG select Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas. Ludo will be in soon to tell you how great he is!
03-16-2010, 11:20 AM
The Tennessee Titans select Sean Lee, LB, Penn State
Keith Bulluck leaving the Titans marks the end of an era. Will Witherspoon, David Thornton, and Stephen Tulloch don't exactly inspire confidence in the future of the linebacking corps, so the Titans go grab someone they know can play the position for a long time to come. The Linebacker U standout will thrive in Tennessee.
Pick made at 12:20 PM MST 3/16/10
03-16-2010, 02:14 PM
The Denver Broncos trade picks #80 and #204 to the Carolina Panthers for pick #78.
With the 78th pick of the OM Draft, your Denver Broncos select:
Eric Norwood, ILB, South Carolina, 6’1, 245
Norwood averaged 75 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a starter for Steve Spurrier. He's the only player in South Carolina history to have earned first-team all-SEC honors three straight years.
With his all-conference production and 38 games played by the end of the 2008 season, including 25 consecutive starts, Norwood considered leaving South Carolina early for the NFL Draft. He returned after receiving a disappointing mid- to late-round grade by the NFL Advisory Committee.
Characterized by some as strictly an undersized pass-rush specialist at defensive end, Norwood's play improved in 2008 after being moved to outside linebacker. He stayed at OLB in '09 and enjoyed career-best tackle numbers (81). His position change was largely in name only, however, as he still typically rushed the passer -- though now from varying angles and from the stand-up position.
While his production was impressive, scouts wonder where to put him in the NFL. Norwood appears to be a classic "tweener" who lacks the bulk to remain at defensive end full-time, the straight-line speed and agility for coverage responsibilities as an outside linebacker, or the experience at inside linebacker.
His production cannot be discounted, especially considering the breakout campaign enjoyed by "too short, too slow" Elvis Dumervil in Denver this season. South Carolina's all-time leader in sacks (29) and tackles for loss (54.5), Norwood only needs a creative defensive coordinator to find a role for him. (CBS Sports)
Combine: 40 = 4.70, Arm = 33 3/8, Hand = 9 ½, Bench = DNP
With the 79th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select....
Dominique Franks, CB, Oklahoma
Franks is a well rounded, battle tested corner with experience contributing at safety and as a two way special teamer. He still needs work on his technique but he brings more talent to the field than pretty much any CB currently on the Rams' roster and should contribute through a variety of means while Spags gets him coached up into a full time starter role in year 2 or 3.
Franks has been an outstanding secondary defender for the Sooners over the past two seasons after redshirting in 2006 and playing in sub packages in 2007. Franks has an excellent combination of size, strength and athleticism for the position. He doesn’t attack the run with consistency and should be more physical given his dimensions. Franks is an outspoken, confident defender that will challenge receivers at the line of scrimmage. Franks is a natural athlete with the speed, quickness and agility to contribute as a corner as well as having the size to move inside to the safety position. Franks is a better athlete than football player but has the potential to develop into an excellent NFL defender. Franks has excelled as a punt returner and should contribute at the next level in that capacity as well as on coverage units while honing his skills in the secondary.
Franks brings a nice combination of size, height and athleticism to the corner position. He’s been a highly durable, extremely productive player during his time in Norman. Very versatile performer who has displayed the ability to also play safety. Has special teams value with coverage experience and as a proven return man.
Franks is inconsistent in run support but could improve in this area given his physical gifts. Only plays with average instincts. He must improve his pursuit angles and become more consistent leveraging the ball. Must refine his overall defensive back fundamentals.
40 Yrd Dash: 4.46
20 Yrd Dash: 2.57
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 33.5"
Broad Jump: 09'09"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.33
3-Cone Drill: 7.32
Pick made at 9:00 PM CST.
03-16-2010, 10:17 PM
With the 80th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, The Carolina Panthers select
JORDAN SHIPLEY, WR TEXAS
After intense, internal debate on the pressing needs of the Panthers WR was their most obvious and glaring hole. They have Steve Smith and 2,780 year old Mushin Mohammed.
His dependability and good hands make him an absolutely ideal candidate to play the slot in the NFL. Some have even compared him to Wes Welker because of his underrated quickness and his ability to catch the ball in traffic
The biggest concern among scouts is his size. Shipley is 6'0 190 pounds. He's not the biggest wide receiver in the draft and has had to overcome leg and hamstring injuries early in his career at Texas so the risk of injury concerns some teams.
Pick made at 10:16 PM MST.
Believe Houston is on the clock.
03-16-2010, 10:40 PM
With the 81st overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft.....
The Houston Texans select Guard Jon Asamoah from Illinois.
He is a big strong player with great athleticism and quickness and the ability to hit the moving target in space. Asamoah is also very technically sound as a prospect.
Asamoah's quickness as an offensive guard cannot be understated as he proved time and time again on film that he can be a force pulling and getting to the second level. Asamoah also has solid size to go with that speed at 6-foot-5 315-pounds he is as quick as guards that settle into the 6-foot-1 to 6-4 range and usually rely on speed and quickness to succeed in the NFL.
Be a perfect fit for Gary Kubiak.
PICK WAS IN AT 10:40 PM Mountain Time!
03-16-2010, 11:19 PM
With the 82nd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers Select Jared Veldheer, OT Hillsdale
Dominating size and athletic ability at left tackle. 10.125 inch hands and huge frame reminiscent of Jonathan Ogden. Plays to the whistle. Good footwork and blocking mechanics allow him to get to the defender quickly. Frame will allow him to get even bigger. Demonstrates good flexibility for such a large body.
A smart physical player who has the potential to become a dominant left tackle. The 49ers lost RT Tony Pashos in free agency, who needed to be replaced anyways. Veldheer should be able to contribute at that spot immediately. If he is coached up to his potential, he may switch with Joe Staley to the left side down the road.
03-17-2010, 07:12 AM
With the 83rd pick, the Atlanta Falcons select: Donald Butler, LB Washington.
This guy is climbing up some draft boards.. He put up 35 reps which was best for the LB's. He has 4.6 speed and is versatile enough to play any of the LB positions on this team, he will also make an immediate impact on special teams.
Pick made at 0912 EST
With the 84th pick, the Cincinnati Bengals select:
Ciron Black: OT from LSU
Although Ciron Black played LT for LSU and was named ALL-SEC several times at that position, he translates better to the NFL as a RT and that is where the Bengals plan to use him right away. He has been clocked at 5.30 in the 40 and that is impressive for a man his size. Long arms and good strength will make him a solid RT and should help open some lanes on that right side. Probably the most durable lineman in this draft, having not missed a game in 3 years. As he plays the right side and gains experience in the NFL, the Bengals have hopes that he could eventually take over the duties of LT in the future.
03-17-2010, 03:41 PM
DT Linval Joseph 6'4 1/2 328lbs from East Carolina
03-18-2010, 08:20 AM
With the 87th pick the Philadelphia Eagles select:
Matt Tennant, C, Boston College, 6'5", 300lb
Tennant is a three-year starter for the Eagles that has become an excellent technician that knows angles and how to use his hands to control and steer opponents. He is quick into blocks after the exchange and does a good job of moving his feet and adjusting to movement but lacks the raw power and lower body strength to dominate like the elite centers. He does a good job of finishing his blocks off when he can and goes from snap to whistle. He still needs to fill out his frame but will probably never be an overpowering blocker at the next level.
Pick made at 8:20am MST
03-18-2010, 11:22 AM
With the 88th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Baltimore Ravens select Major Wright. With Ed reed getting up there in age they need a young saftey to learn from him. He will fill in nicely and take the starting spot after reed.
03-18-2010, 06:28 PM
Green Bay Selects Andre Roberts, Wide Receiver The Citadel
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# Strengths: Highly productive and consistent
# Sneaky athletic
# Has an intriguing second gear in open field
# Savvy route runner
# Understands how to set up corners
# Simply doesn't drop the football - period
# Very good sideline awareness
# Nice footwork
# Changes speeds, uses head fakes, dips hips - does the little things as a receiver
# Comes back to the football and presents a window
# Very competitive and fearless
# Great Y.A.C. receiver
# Love his hand-eye coordination
# Terrific intangibles
# Highly underrated skill set
# Lacks elite vertical speed
# Might struggle against upper-echelon corners in press man
# Average size
# Not very good on jump balls
# Poor run blocker
Summary: Don't ask me why Andre Roberts isn't a shoe-in for the second round - I have no idea - he should be. Roberts possesses a lot of talent and should be a very productive receiver in a West Coast offense at the next level. Roberts is exactly what you look for as a No. 2 receiver because he's extremely reliable, competitive and maximizes Y.A.C. Roberts was easily the best receiver at the Senior Bowl and he followed that up with a great Combine. Obviously, playing against inferior competition in college isn't a major concern. Some team will get a steal in the third round. Roberts is my No. 5 rated receiver in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Player Comparison: Derrick Mason. I don't expect Roberts to be a superstar, but like Mason, I expect him to be very productive and consistent in the NFL. I also see a lot of Greg Jennings in Roberts, but I'll be conservative with this comparison.
03-18-2010, 09:02 PM
With the 89th pick the Orange Mane mock draft, the Arizona Cardinals select:
Anthony McCoy, TE, Southern Cal
Not the flashiest guy but a great blocker with fantastic size and more than enough speed to hit the seam. He's shown a lot of progress with his hands already and should immediately contribute on an already potent offense.
Pick made at 11PM EST
03-19-2010, 04:37 AM
With the 26th pick in the 3rd round (#90 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Mike Johnson, Offensive Guard, University of Alabama
Weight: 312 lbs.
Arm Length: 32 1/2 in.
Hand Size: 9 3/4 in.
Johnson is an all day sucker that, while he doesn’t dominate or punish opponents, simply knows how to get the job done. He has played and started at both guard positions as well as both tackle positions while at Alabama. He understands angles as well as his limitations and does an excellent job of not letting himself get into situations that expose his weaknesses. He lacks top sand in his lower body and can be driven back into the pocket by powerful interior defensive linemen. He is the kind of player that finds a way to become productive blockers at the next level.
Johnson has size and enough height to add some more weight. Possesses outstanding football intelligence. Displays the position versatility to play either guard spot or tackle. Has long arms. Was a three year starter at a major program and part of one of the nation’s top running games as a senior.
Lacks great sand in lower body and can be overpowered in pass protection against the bull rush. Does not have great foot agility and range and isn’t always comfortable getting out and blocking in space. Is not a punishing blocker who will dominate at the point of attack.
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Pick made at
2:30 p.m. Abu Dhabi time
6:33 a.m. Eastern
5:33 a.m. Central
4:33 a.m. Mountain
3:33 a.m. Pacific
2:33 a.m. Alaskan
The San Diego Chargers and Brncs_fan are now on the clock.
03-19-2010, 04:17 PM
In the third round the KC Chiefs select:
Pat Angerer, LB, Iowa
Angerer is a sure tackler with great instincts that will fall in the draft due to his size. Angerer fills holes incredibly well, and is able to shed blockers despite giving up 50+ pounds. Due to the Iowa defensive system (harldy any nickel/dime), Angerer rarely left the field in coverage, gaining great experience. Whichever NFL team gives him the chance, Angerer will make them happy.
Angerer is very active inside the box. He isn't long-armed but displays a quick, compact punch which allows him to keep himself clean when working his way through traffic. He lacks ideal size and has a tendency to get washed out of plays away from his frame too easily, struggling to work sideline-to-sideline. Is the definition of a straight-line athlete, displays a good burst in pursuit and gets up to full speed quickly. Is a very sound tackler.
Possesses great instincts in the pass game and consistently gets good jumps on the ball by reading the quarterback's eyes. Displays natural ball skills and good hands when asked to go up and make a play on the ball. Overall, he's an instinctive, hard-nosed linebacker with impressive closing speed for the position. He lacks the ideal size, but he has a place in the NFL.
03-19-2010, 04:34 PM
In the 3rd round, the Vikings select
QB Tony Pike - Cincinnati
I think this guy could really succeed in the Vikings system. He can make all the short throws, the deep ball is his only major issue. The team needs a plan for after Favre and Childress doesn't think Tavaris is the answer. He actually probably gets cut this preseason.
Pick made at 5:34 PM CST.
03-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Sorry for the delay...
The Chargers select:
Torrell Troup, NT, UCF
03-20-2010, 08:32 AM
With the 94th pick in the 2010 draft the Indianapolis Colts Select:
TYSON ALUALU, 3T-DLE, California
Ht: 6-2 3/8 | Wt: 295 | Sp: 4.92 | Arm: 33 | Hand: 10
Notes: Father is a pastor. Last name is pronounced "AH-loo AH-loo." Married with two children. Signed with Cal in 2005, but delayed enrollment until January '06 for the birth of his first child and marriage. In the fall, saw action in all 13 games (started at defensive tackle against Oregon State) and recorded 12 tackles without a tackle for loss or sack. Reportedly dropped from his freshman weight of 315 pounds to the 260s as a 4-3 defensive end in '07, a season in which he started all 13 games on the right side and produced 52-3 1/2-2 1/2 with one pass batted down, one interception and a blocked kick. Also returned a fumble four yards for a touchdown against Arizona. The Bears converted to a 3-4 scheme in '08 and Alualu played end, posting the most tackles by a Cal defensive lineman in 13 years. Started all 13 games, notching 62-11-6 with two batted passes and two forced fumbles despite a mid-October leg infection. Started all 13 games in '09 and registered 65-11 1/2-7 1/2 plus three passes batted and two forced fumbles. Team captain. Wore jersey No. 90 as a freshman.
Positives: Has quick, strong hands and plays strong. Fine two-gap ability - is naturally strong to stack the line and hold his ground at the point of attack. Strong tackler. Plays with a load in his hands. Can gain extension, lock out and control blockers. Comes off the ball low and plays with leverage. Good agility and balance - is light on his feet, moves well for a big man and is seldom on the ground. Quick and very active. Has a very good motor and pursues the ball. Has a feel for the game. Very versatile and has played every position on the line. Can zone drop and fall back into coverage. Very instinctive with outstanding football intelligence - quick to feel pressure, read hats and locate the ball. Solid character. Highly respected team leader. Stood out at the Senior Bowl. Registered a 35-inch vertical jump and better shuttle times than any defensive tackle at the Combine. Extremely tough and durable.
Negatives: Does not have ideal body length for a five-technique. Does not show elite lower-body explosion and quick-twitch movement. Needs to develop a wider array of counter moves to free himself up and can be hung up on the line of scrimmage too much. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 21 times (although he plays stronger). Average outside pass rusher.
Summary: Strong, stoutly built, high-energy, athletic defender with the versatility to play anywhere in a "30" or "40" front and could be a terrific mismatch piece for a creative defensive mind. Was not used to penetrate inside much in college, but could be an explosive three-technique in the pros. Could become an outstanding pro if paired with the right coach and should be very attractive to the Jets, Ravens and Patriots.
NFL projection: Top-50 pick.
INDY lost the versatile Raheem Brock to FA and looks to replace him with a younger more stout version in Alualu. Allows Robert Mathis a break on early downs to play LDE and then shift inside on passing downs.
Pick Made @ 10:35 am Eastern time. Expat is up I believe....
03-20-2010, 11:06 AM
With the 31st pick in round 3 (95th overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Jason Worilds, OLB/DE, Virginia Tech
Weight: 254 lbs.
Arm Length: 32 7/8 in.
Hand Size: 9 1/4 in.
Worilds is a projection from defensive end to the linebacker position. He is somewhat of a tweener (size and athleticism) for the next level and will take time to make the transition to a stand up player. He is a tough competitive athlete that is best attacking the line of scrimmage. Worilds has decent quickness, speed and agility coming off the edge but needs an expanded pass rush package to be effective at the next level. He will be limited in man coverage schemes but shows enough awareness and balance to be effective in short zone coverage. Worilds is a good football player that will need time to develop as well as having some durability concerns with a previous shoulder surgery.
Worilds is an undersized college defensive end who has the size and strength to project to the outside linebacker position at the next level. Has been a highly productive performer in Blacksburg. Displays impressive hand use, especially when rushing the passer. Is a tough and competitive player who can track down running plays on the backside and plays through the whistle.
Worilds can be an inconsistent reactor at times who takes too long to find the football against the run. Is a pure projection prospect who does not have much outside linebacker experience. His coverage agility is questionable as he again lacks experience in this area. Struggled with shoulder injuries throughout his college career, so durability is a red flag.
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Selection made at:
9:10 p.m. Abu Dhabi time
1:04 p.m. Eastern
12:04 p.m. Central
11:04 a.m. Mountain
10:04 a.m. Pacific
9:04 a.m. Alaskan
NOBODY is on the clock now -- the draft will pause until JCMElway posts the compensatory picks (to be announced in the next day or two).
03-22-2010, 07:18 PM
Ha, in a PM sent to me long ago, Zona left someone he had a second round grade on for me to select for him. The guy hasn't been selected, and he has not drafted this position in the draft yet. SO.
With the first comp pick, the Bengals select:
Thaddeus Gibson, LB, Ohio State
Zona will tell us all about Mr. Gibson soon. Pick was made at 7:15 PM MST
And the draft rolls on!
Ha, in a PM sent to me long ago, Zona left someone he had a second round grade on for me to select for him. The guy hasn't been selected, and he has not drafted this position in the draft yet. SO.
With the first comp pick, the Bengals select:
Thaddeus Gibson, LB, Ohio State
Zona will tell us all about Mr. Gibson soon. Pick was made at 7:15 PM MST
And the draft rolls on!
Hey that's cool. Disregard the PM I sent ya.
Ok, now for some info on Gibson.
Thaddeus Gibson - DE/OLB - Ohio State
Excellent size/athleticism combination. A very productive pass-rusher at defensive end on one of the top defenses in the nation. Has the athleticism to move to outside linebacker.
I did have a late 2nd round grade on Gibson because of his pass rushing skills. He was not used much as a LB and thus didn't really play in coverage so we shall see if he can learn to do that. He has the athleticism to do it. He's physical and smart. If he can do a decent job in coverage, this guy will be an absolute steal in the late 3rd round. He could round into a very solid run stopping and coverage LB but his specialty no doubt will be in a blitz package. He can flat out get to the QB.
03-23-2010, 07:36 AM
The Tennessee Titans select Amari Spievey, CB, Iowa
Pick made at 7:36 MT.
03-23-2010, 01:50 PM
The Falcons select: John Jerry, OG, Ole Miss.
03-23-2010, 07:58 PM
With the first pick in the fourth round, the KC Chiefs select:
Arthur Jones, DT, Syracuse
Measurements: 6′3" 300 pounds
40 time: 4.98
2009 Syracuse Stats: 18 tackles (12 solo), 1 sack, 2 fumble recoveries
Jones has the size and strength to play tackle in either a 3-4 or a 4-3. Syracuse used a three-man front in 2009 and Jones held the nose. While it limited some of Jones' playmaking ability, he was still a factor, particularly against the run.
Jones is flying far below the radar, especially after Gerald McCoy and Brian Price declared and Dan Williams emerged. But also causing the low profile are some serious injury concerns. He tore a pectoral muscle in the 2009 offseason and saw his senior year shortened by a torn left lateral meniscus.
Jones is an attractive prospect because his ability to play the 3-4 or 4-3. This would allow teams the luxury of presenting different looks on defense.
Jones' injuries may have knocked him out of the first 50 picks of the draft, but he's a very good player. Despite his injuries, Big East head coaches named him a first-team all-conference player in 2009.
Short Bio:You'll have to excuse Arthur's senior year stats. They are not indicative of who he is as a player. Jones' season was sandwiched by injuries, a torn pec muscle in January and season-ending knee injury in November. In his sophomore season, Jones notched 51 tackles (32 solo) and a sack. His 17.5 TFL was the third-best output in Syracuse history and his 1.59 TFL per game average ranked ninth nationally. 2He was named a 2007 All-Big East Second Team selection. As a junior, Jones has his best overall season (60 tackles, 33 solo and 3 sacks) and was named to the All-Big East First Team. He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week for a career-high 15 tackles and 1.5 sacks in Syracuse's win over Notre Dame.
With 38.5 career tackles for loss, Arthur ranks No. 1 in SU history for interior defensive lineman and third overall all-time. His 145 career tackles are good for T-10th on the SU record list for tackles by a down lineman.
Strengths: Art is agile for a big man, speedier than you think and always finishes plays. His long arms and powerful lower body give him a huge advantage in a one-on-one match-up. Considering the fact that he played amongst some of the worst defenses in SU history, it's impressive he could put up those kinds of numbers. Plus, he's just a good guy. Came back to SU for his senior year when he could have left in part so that he could mentor his younger brother, Chandler. And he can down lobsters like nobody's business.
Weaknesses: He's officially earned the "injury-prone" label, whether deserved or not. The torn pec muscle is healed and shouldn't be an issue but the torn lateral meniscus in the knee is a huge warning sign for teams trying to determine if Art is worthy of first-round money. Though he can create tackles for losses, he's not a big sack specialist. He may have have to prove himself all over as an outside DE instead of an interior lineman given that his speed calls for it.
Prognosis: If Art can stay healthy, he's among the top lineman in the draft and first-round ready. If the knee injuries flare up or Jones isn't able to prove that he's recovered fully, he could drop and he could drop quickly.
03-24-2010, 12:12 PM
With the 101st pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Joe McKnight RB USC
Inside: Better inside runner than he's given credit for due to the fact that he likes to hit the hole running full speed. Very good acceleration to and through the line of scrimmage. Shows some vision to bounce it outside when the hole isn't there, showing a good jump-cut-and-go to accelerate once he sees a lane. Runs too high and doesn't have the leg drive to run through tackles. Too often dragged down by defenders still fighting off blocks. Lacks the toughness to be a consistent interior running threat. Struggled with fumbles early in his career. Wraps the ball securely when in tight quarters, but too often swings the ball outside of his frame in the open field.
Outside: His best trait. Has the pure speed to beat linebackers to the edge and can take it the distance when he's allowed to turn the corner and head upfield. Good vision for the cutback. Has some real shake 'n bake to him and can make even reliable open-field tacklers look foolish. Has good, not great, balance and is too often tripped up by shoe-string tackles.
Breaking tackles: An area of relative concern. Simply doesn't run tough enough at this time. Runs upright and can be knocked back by heavy-hitters. Lacks the leg drive to run through defenders to generate the tough yards. Has done a better job of keeping his legs driving as he has gained experience, but lacks the sand in his pants to drive through defenders to get the tough yards on his second and third efforts. Too often unable to keep his feet when knocked off balance. Swings his arms wildly to gain control, which puts the ball in position to be knocked out.
Blocking: Tougher in this area than you'd expect for his slight frame and finesse running style. Willing to step up and deliver an initial pop to the bigger defender, but lacks the strength and toughness to sustain for long. Good effort and agility for the cut-block, though defenders often see it coming.
Receiving: Among his better traits, enough so that some teams may consider moving McKnight to receiver. Used on a variety of routes in this offense; typically wheels, screens, dump-offs in the flat, etc. Soft hands and appears natural catching the ball. Secures it quickly. Good hand-eye coordination and body control to bring in the hot, inaccurate pass.
Intangibles: Elected to leave school early amid reports that he was allowed to drive an SUV given to his girlfriend by a local California businessman. USC, already under investigation for reports of improper benefits being given to Reggie Bush and former basketball star O.J. Mayo, decided to suspend McKnight for the 2009 Emerald Bowl against Boston College. Struggled through nagging minor injuries in 2008 (sprained toe, chipped finger, hyperextended elbow) and cited his remaining healthy in 2009 as a reason for leaving after his junior season.
Pick made at 2-12PM ET, JCM and Kansas City are OTC again.[/QUOTE]
03-24-2010, 01:49 PM
With their second pick in the fourth round, the KC Chiefs select:
Larry Asante, SS, Nebraska
More info to come later!
03-24-2010, 04:41 PM
Correction, the Lions take Darrell Stuckey, safety from Kansas. The Detroit GM makes mental note that he should double check his list for players who decided to go back for the senior year.
03-25-2010, 07:58 AM
Skins on the clock, I believe
Shanny continues to re-tool the offense
Montario Hardesty, RB - Tennessee
03-25-2010, 08:12 AM
Anthony Dixon, RB
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 233 | College: Mississippi State
Seen as a major recruiting coup, Dixon turned down offers to LSU, Florida, Alabama and others to stay in Mississippi. Rushing for 2,683 yards and 32 touchdowns as a senior will get a school's attention.
Dixon enjoyed a record-breaking career in Starksville despite poor quarterback and mediocre offensive line play - and matching up against tough SEC opponents. He contributed 668 rushing yards and nine scores as a true freshman, then racked up 1,066 more yards and 14 touchdowns as the team's workhorse (266 carries, 3.7-yard average) in 2007. Although his total yardage (869) and touchdowns (nine) went down in 2008, his average per carry increased to 4.4 because he only had 197 on the year.
Though skeptics wondered if he was ready to emerge as a team leader after being arrested for a DUI in July, Dixon let his play do his talking, rushing for a school-record 1,391 yards. His career totals of 3,994 rushing yards and 42 rushing touchdowns are also school records.
Even though Dixon looks like a pure power back, he had 52 catches for 317 yards and four scores over his career, proving his versatility. He doesn't have the production or hype of a C.J. Spiller or Toby Gerhart, but is nonetheless viewed as a potential bell-cow back.
Inside: Good size for an inside runner. Effective on quick traps and draws inside, and makes a strong cut into the hole. Shows some vision to pick his way through trash to find creases. Keeps leg churning after contact past the line of scrimmage, falling forward for additional yardage. Does not evade penetrating defenders whether running between the tackles or to the outside. Will lose the ball in traffic when getting skinny or pushing to get extra yardage.
Outside: Has improved his patience on zone and stretch plays, and can shift down then speed up to get through the hole. Runs with good lean and balance, even after leaping a corner trying to cut tackle. Lacks great elusiveness but his shifty hips give him the ability to make quick cuts in space. Not quick enough to bounce plays outside if defenders stack up the line around the tackle. Will not separate from defenders with a third gear once through traffic. Doesn't move the ball to his outside hand.
Breaking tackles: Very tough to bring down once he gets moving. Lowers his pads and keeps his legs moving to run over linebackers or defensive backs to get the first down. Arm tackles near the line of scrimmage don't slow him down. Will stiff-arm or push aside would-be tacklers in traffic. Can be chopped down easily if reached at or just behind the line.
Blocking: Uses his size to stand his ground against oncoming blitzers, although he doesn't sustain and will throw a lazy shoulder at times instead of moving his feet. Extends his long arms to take edge rushers around the pocket. Agile enough to cut block on the edge when needed. Stands around after play-action fake, instead of helping linemen up front.
Receiving: Fair hands as a receiver and can catch outside his body. Used as a first option and check-down over the middle, as well as on swing passes. Bowls over and runs through tackles of smaller defenders, but doesn't have great speed to separate. Shows surprisingly quick feet coming out of routes, but he could be more consistent cutting hard.
Intangibles: Durable back who hasn't missed any games over the past three seasons. Played through broken finger in 2006, undergoing surgery on a Wednesday and playing Saturday. Arrested in July 2009 for suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving and not having proof of insurance.
Pick made at 8:13 am MST
03-25-2010, 09:45 AM
Withe the 105th Pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers Select:
Brandon Carter, OG, Texas Tech
Brandon Carter is part of a trade to be announced later in the draft.
Pick made at 9:44AM MT
03-25-2010, 10:24 AM
Here's a little breakdown on Asante:
Asante displays improved instincts from a year ago. He does a nice job reading the action in front of him and quickly closing on the ball. Showcases a good initial first step when asked to and takes good angles toward the ball. Generating good power on contact, he's consistently able to wrap up and bring his man to the ground. Displays good balance in his drop. Looks comfortable when asked to keep his feet under him and get out of his breaks. A ball-hawk in the secondary, Asante combines an intriguing blend of power, closing speed and instincts against the run and pass game.
He isn't the most explosive straight-line athlete and doesn't display much of a second gear. He looks like a 4.55 guy on tape, but he's able to make up for it because he consistently gets good jumps on the football and can quickly redirect out of his breaks. He looks like a guy who will be able to play in an NFL secondary as a strong safety. He should be able to nail down a starting role at some point in his career.
03-26-2010, 01:17 PM
Oakland raiders select T Selvish Capers from West Virginia, with the hopes of trying him at guard and tackle.
03-26-2010, 02:25 PM
Eric Decker, WR
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 217 | College: Minnesota
Release: Very good quickness off the line even with his height and strong build. Gets to top speed fast but doesn't have a breakaway gear. Beats the jam using his hands and a sidestep. Recognizes holes in the defense, and looks for the ball immediately.
Hands: Excellent hands, extending them outside his body. Looks the ball in and doesn't let go under pressure. Good concentration in traffic; has the size and vertical to win jump balls. Brings in poorly thrown passes anywhere in his vicinity. Tracks the ball over both shoulders.
Route running: Lines up in the slot and on the sideline; runs all of the routes on the tree. Creates separation with his hands and speed down the sideline, providing nice target. Aware of the first down marker. Understands the offense very well. Works to get free if quarterback is in trouble. Inconsistent planting and driving on out routes.
After the catch: Has enough elusiveness and agility to be used on slip screens at 6-3, 215 pounds. Can stop quickly to let oncoming defenders fly by. Tightropes the sideline on deep patterns. Runs through arm tackles, but doesn't give out hits to smaller defensive backs to get additional yardage.
Blocking: Improved his blocking during his senior year, using his size to negate smaller cornerbacks on the edge. Instead of trying to cut his man or allowing corners to disengage early, as he did in previous seasons, Decker sought out contact and looked willing to sustain so running backs have room to roam when bouncing outside.
Intangibles: Natural athlete with good work habits. Played through high ankle sprain as much as possible last fall, and worked hard to return from knee surgery for bowl game following his junior season. Respected in the locker room. NFL Comparison: Jordy Nelson, Packers
03-26-2010, 03:25 PM
With the 108th pick...the Jacksonville Jaguars select: Donovan Warren, Cornerback, Univ. of Michigan.
Very good height, length, and bulk
Excellent speed and athleticism
Fluid and shows ability to mirror
Terrific in run support
Physical - will get off or take on a block
Has nice anticipation underneath
Great closing burst
Underrated ball skills; turns, locates, soft hands
Comfortable on an island
Rarely thrown at
Highly confident and competitive
Ability to play safety
Summary: The thing I love most about Warren is his confidence and intangibles. I really believe he will be a much better pro than college player because an NFL scheme and coaching staff will get the most out of him. He's really flying under the radar and some team is going to get a steal in the second or third round. Scouts hate that he gives up big plays, but he can definitely improve on this in the NFL and I think there is too much unwarranted criticism. I'll have him as a top 40-50 talent on my final Big Board.
Player Comparison: Dunta Robinson. Robinson is an athletic corner who excels in mirroring receivers and making plays on the ball.
Pick made at 3:25 pm mtn time.
03-26-2010, 05:00 PM
With the 109th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears proudly select Shawn Lauvao, OG, Arizona St.
The Miami Dolphins are on the clock.
03-27-2010, 01:21 AM
with 110 pick miami selects
George Selvie, DE/OLB, South Florida
Pick made 1:22 am MST
Tenn on the clock
03-27-2010, 05:30 PM
Due to pick 111 running out of alloted time...
With the 112th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
QB Jevan Snead, QB Ole Miss
pick made at 5:31 pm MST 3/27/10
03-27-2010, 07:45 PM
With the 113th pick, the Bucs select CB Perrish Cox Oklahoma State
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With Berry's versatility and Cox being the BPA, the Bucs decide to go in this direction.
pick made at 6:46 PM PT
03-27-2010, 08:33 PM
Tennessee selects john skelton, qb, fordham
03-28-2010, 09:04 AM
With the 114th pick in the OM Draft, your Denver Broncos select:
Austen Lane, OLB, Murray State, 6’6”, 276
Lane arrived on the Murray State campus at 220 pounds. He added nearly 50 pounds over four years while maintaining the burst off the edge to rank as one of the most dominant pass-rushers in all of college football.
Starting a combined 19 games and registering 82 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six sacks over his first two seasons with the program, Lane had established himself as one to watch. No one could have projected his breakout junior season in 2008.
Despite only starting 10 of the 12 games in which he played, Lane exploded for 68 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 12 sacks earning first-team all-Ohio Valley Conference honors. A year later, despite constant double-teams, Lane proved his junior campaign was far from a fluke, registering 64 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. The OVC Defensive Player of the Year and finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, Lane was invited to the Senior Bowl, proving to be a surprisingly effective pass rusher throughout the week of practice. His time in Mobile was highlighted by a fumble recovery and return for a touchdown that helped the North pull off the 31-13 victory.
Even with the additional 50 pounds he added over his career, Lane isn't yet strong enough to hold up against an NFL running game. He is surprisingly refined as a pass rusher and has a blend of burst and size 3-4 and 4-3 defenses can work with. A team willing to invest a mid-round pick in Lane could see the move pay big dividends down the road. (CBS Sports)
Pick made at 9:00 AM Mountain Time. NYG are on the clock.
03-28-2010, 12:40 PM
With the 115th pick of the draft the Giants select:
Dennis Pitta, TE BYU
- Very smart and has great hands.
- Team needs more playmakers, and Pitta can provide that
... I know they drafted Beckum last year, but I like Pitta a lot better..
Pittsburgh is on the clock... pick made at 11:40 MST
03-28-2010, 12:59 PM
With the 18th pick in the 4th round (116 overall) of the OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Alex Carrington, DE, Arkansas State
whoops... that's Alexis Carrington (goddamned google image search!)... here's Alex (check out those guns!:
Evaluation from Pro Football Weekly:
Height: 6' 5"
40 yard dash: 4.93
Arms: 33 1/4
Hand: 10 1/2
Has a son. Redshirted in 2005. Played in eight games in '06, starting six, and recording 14 tackles, two for loss and one sack with one forced fumble before being shelved by spondylolysis (L3 fracture in the lower back). Returned to start all 12 games in '07, tallying 38-5-1 with a pass batted down. Started all 12 contests in '08, registering 53-19-10.5 with two passes batted down, one interception, one forced fumble and a blocked kick. Started all 12 games at left end in '09 and collected 41-14.5-9 with one forced fumble and one blocked kick. Did not perform jumps or shuttles at the Combine because of a left ankle injury
Lives in the weight room and it shows -- looks every bit the part with wide shoulders and a ripped-up physique for a 285-pounder. Has outstanding size with an athletic, well-proportioned build and good overall length. Flashes legit power to push the pocket and raw, brute strength to anchor and leverage the edge and hold the point.
Instincts and eyes are just average -- does not diagnose quickly and feels his way through the game too much. Stays blocked too long and falls into production. Does not play physical, gingerly approaches a pile and is too comfortable being late to arrive. Questionable toughness. Weight-room strength does not translate to the field. Motor runs hot and cold. Could be more disciplined keeping contain. Sack production is inflated from facing weak opposition.
Height-weight-speed prospect who stood out in one-on-one drills at the Senior Bowl against an average crop of offensive lineman and will tease scouts with his athletic physique. Will be overdrafted a a developmental five-technique, and his lack of toughness and positional instincts could hinder his development.
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Pick made at:
11:00 p.m. Abu Dhabi time
3:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. Pacific
11:00 a.m. Alaskan
The Atlanta Falcons and jhat01 are now on the clock.
03-29-2010, 06:41 AM
The Falcons select, Dorin Dickerson, TE Pitt.
Dorin had the best time of all tight ends in the 40 yard dash (4.40), in the 225 pound bench press (24 reps), 1st by far in the vertical jump (43"), second in the broad jump (10'5"), and 3rd in the 3-Cone Drill (9.6 seconds) and the 20-Yard Shuttle (30 seconds). This dude will create match up problems wherever he lines up. A year or two with Gonzo with help as well.
Pick made at 0841 EST.
03-29-2010, 03:14 PM
With the 119th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Kyle Calloway OT Iowa
Pass blocking: Mirrors and stays low against power defensive ends from his right tackle spot. Sets up quickly in pass protection and uses a good angle on his kick slide, rarely giving up the edge. Absorbs big punches and regularly anchors. Extends his arms to keep rushers at bay but could have a stronger punch to knock them off balance. Works to stay with his man on secondary rushes but will reach more than move his feet. Adjusts to twists but doesn't always recognize or get a hand on inside blitzers. Will get tall and choppy in his footwork against quicker ends.
Run blocking: Attacks edge rushers on run plays, firing his hands into their jersey. Able to move in any direction. Solid combo blocker negates MIKE linebacker or other defenders coming inside-out. Latches onto the numbers and doesn't let go. Keeps a wide base on the edge and keep his hands and feet active to sustain. Likes to keep his man on the ground through the whistle.
Pulling/trapping: Does not pull or trap much in Iowa's zone blocking scheme but has good footwork for his size. Usually under control when on the move. Could trap if moved into the strong-side guard spot but should stay between the tackles.
Initial Quickness: Fires off the ball to run block, often locking down the defensive end on his side. Strong at punching the defensive tackle and quickly getting to linebacker in combo blocks. Quick off the snap into his kick slide for his size.
Downfield: Easily gets to linebackers, finding their numbers with his hands and keeping his feet moving to take them out of the play. Shows good flexibility to adjust in space. Uses angles to keep defenders from running around him to the ball. Typically stays on one block downfield but is agile enough to reach others in his area.
Intangibles: Durable, versatile, tough, and disciplined player with loads of potential. No major character concerns, but was arrested and suspended for a game for operating a moped while intoxicated in June 2009. Took responsibility for his actions.
Pick made at 5-10PM ET, Zona and the Bengals are OTC, Houston and 24champ can pick at any time.
03-29-2010, 07:18 PM
With the 118th pick in the Draft the Houston Texans select OLB Perry Riley of LSU.
Read & React: Questionable instincts. Reacts quickly to the run and can beat the blocker to the action. Can be taken advantage of by good play-action, as he'll bite on the fake and lacks the redirection and acceleration to recover.
Run defense: His best trait. Attacks the line of scrimmage. Good balance and lateral agility to avoid blockers in space. Good size and strength to fight through blocks and make the tackle in close quarters. Takes good angles when running downhill or laterally against the run. Sees the cut block coming and reacts quickly to avoid it. Good effort downfield in pursuit.
Pass defense: May have to move to inside linebacker at the next level, as he lacks the agility to turn and the straight-line speed to run with tight ends and backs. At least adequate instincts for zone coverage, which helps him appear faster on film than he'll be in workouts. Keeps his head on a swivel and can be moved with the quarterback's eyes, but reacts quickly when the ball is thrown.
Tackling: Reliable open-field tackler. Good strength to pull down the ballcarrier when fighting through blocks, but is more of a catch tackler rather than a consistently explosive hitter, though he does flash some pop. Doesn't have great speed in pursuit, but takes good angles and closes quickly.
Pass Rush/Blitz: Only marginal burst off the snap as a stand up pass rusher. Relies on a simple bull-rush, showing very little wiggle or pass rush technique to get past the blocker when he doesn't have a clear lane.
Intangibles: Quietly developed into a leader for LSU despite having only started the past two seasons. Earned Defensive MVP honors following the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl victory over Georgia Tech (11 tackles, 1 tackle for loss). Part of a fearsome prep linebacker trio at Stephenson High School in the state of Georgia that saw all three members sign and play with BCS teams (LSU teammate Kelvin Sheppard, Florida State's Marcus Ball).
PICK MADE AT 7:18 Mountain Time.
03-29-2010, 07:38 PM
With the 119th pick on the draft the Cincinnati Bengals select:
Carlton Mitchell, WR, S. Florida.
Junior, 6’4”, 212
40 Yard Dash: 4.49
Broad Jump: 10′2″
Mitchell is South Florida’s number one receiver. He has never had a breakout season, but he is a reliable receiver with great size and a lot of upside.
-Size. At 6’4”, Mitchell has a height advantage over most defensive backs, and he knows how to use his superior height to gain position on the ball.
-Speed. Mitchell runs about a 4.4, which is great for receiver of his size.
-Playmaking ability. He has ten career catches for 4o yards or more, has a 15.8 ypc average his career
-Solid blocker. He has good strong hands and long arms, and he knows how to use them when blocking on the edge.
-Inconsistency. Mitchell rarely had a big game against a good team. The one exception came in 2009 when he hauled in 5 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown (plus a 69 yard pass that should have been a touchdown, but he was mistakenly ruled out at the 5) against West Virginia.
-Played in a spread offense. The fact that he’s never really had to run the pro route tree really hurts his ability to step right in and make an impact.
-Scoring. He had only nine touchdowns in three years at USF, a stretch in which the team scored 134 offensive touchdowns. This may seem like nit picking, but that total is a little low for a #1 receiver and for someone who should be used as a red zone jump ball threat.
Player Comparison: Michael Jenkins, Atlanta Falcons. Both are tall receivers who have a lot of upside but may never realize their potential. Neither fits as a #1 WR.
Projected Draft Position: Round 4-5
Selection made at 7:41 PM MST
03-30-2010, 10:01 AM
With the 121st pick in the NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select:
Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia, 6' 1", 293
Atkins is a tremendously quick 1-gap DT, which means he can only play in a 4-3 offense. He is pretty strong with heavy hands and can knock an OL off balance. He had a ton of QB pressures and really collapsed the pocket well and made a ton of plays in the backfield. Has a non-stop motor and consistently chased down plays after they crossed the LOS. Very durable player; he didn’t miss any games do to injury.
While Atkins is an excellent pass rusher, his run stopping could use some work. He might need to build his lower body strength to help him anchor better. He struggles against double teams, but he can use his quickness to break them. His height is below average, but he has good bulk.
Pick made at 10:01am MST
03-30-2010, 10:24 AM
Myron Rolle, S, Florida State
pick was made at 11:24 central time
03-30-2010, 03:08 PM
With the 123th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Baltimore ravens select VINCE OGHOBAASE
Height: 6 5
Bench Press: 27
with the offensive side of the ball shaping up they need to sure up that defense while ed reed and ray Lewis are still there. They defensive line is good but getting old. They lost Dwan Edwards to the Bills and Justin Banan to us and Trevor Pryce is getting old. They need another versatile player to come step up on the line. Vince has a good upside and can play DT or DE.
pick made at 5:07 est
03-30-2010, 04:38 PM
With the 124th pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the Cardinals are absolutely elated to select who I feel can easily end up being the best OLB/DE hybrid in the draft:
Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida
Missing workouts with a shoulder injury he still has prototype size and speed, with an impressive arsenal of pass rush moves and quickness, this player is an immediate nickle impact rusher and some good coaching away from being a dominant staple for years to come.
03-30-2010, 04:50 PM
With the 27th pick in the 4th round (125 overall), JCMElway and the KC Chiefs select Mitch Petrus, OG, Arkansas. (details to come when JCM is online again)
The San Diego Chargers and Brncs_fan are on the clock at 4:49 p.m. MT.
03-30-2010, 07:41 PM
Here's a look at Mitch Petrus:
* Good athlete
* Huge strength
* 45 reps at the combine
* Explosive and quick
* Balanced ability to block both the rush and the pass
* Good versatility
* Fair hip and footwork
* Huge upside
* Blocked for Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and Michael Smith during 1000 yard seasons.
* Raw; Converted TE to FB then to Guard
* Academic issues in the past
* May need a year or two to develop before becoming a starter
* Questionable technique
* Inconsistent; elite one week and poor the next
* May need to gain some weight to fit some schemes
03-30-2010, 08:44 PM
With the 126th Pick the Chargers Select...
Phillip Dillard, ILB, Nebraska
Read & React: Fast downhill between the tackles against the run. Reads misdirection and running back routes. A step slow on play action, and will get a bit overzealous against the run.
Run defense: Hustles from sideline-to-sideline and downfield and takes good angles to the ball. Lacks size to get through traffic and off of blocks consistently, but is willing to take on linemen to close up a hole and can be violent with his hands to stay free inside. Flexible enough to grab backs from behind and wrap up when coming off the edge. Will overrun plays and lose sight of the ball because of his lack of height.
Pass defense: Consistently plays three downs. Secure wrapping up after the catch. Stays with backs in man whether in the flat, over the middle, and down the seam. Can trail larger receivers and tight ends on crossing routes. Does not always find the ball in the air but can knock it out of backs' hands after the catch. Change-of-direction ability is adequate. Might struggle covering jerk routes.
Tackling: Explosive tackler between the tackles and in the flat. Strong enough in the upper body to take down ballcarriers with arm tackles. Fair changing direction in space for a middle linebacker, but could improve in that area. Breaks down well enough to at least slow down elusive backs. Tackling ability and hustle should help him as an inside cover man on special teams.
Pass Rush/Blitz: Comes hard on the blitz or when exploiting a lane to the quarterback. Does not miss the quarterback often once in his sights. Breaks down and uses his strength to overwhelm the signal caller. Will pound or avoid cut blocks from running backs.
Intangibles: Smart, intense player who directs defense from the middle and gives superb effort on every play. Worked off a lot of weight between his junior and senior seasons, when it appeared he re-dedicated himself. Showed maturity by being a good teammate and leading at practice when not playing the first two games of his senior year. Won the team's Novak Trophy in 2009 for "best exemplifying courage and determination despite all odds in the manner of Nebraska All-American center Tom Novak."
Pick was made at 9:44 CST
03-30-2010, 08:54 PM
With the 29th pick in the 4th round (127 overall), GoWYO and the Philadelphia Eagles select Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State.
GoWYO sent me the priority list for this pick, and will post details about Watson when he gets back online. Thanks for submitting a priority list and keeping the draft moving, GoWYO!
The Minnesota Vikings and TwinCities Bronco are now on the clock at 8:53 p.m. MT
03-30-2010, 10:49 PM
With the 127th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select:
Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State,
Watson has been a productive linebacker, especially this past fall. He’s a gritty, tough performer who has played with injuries. Displayed impressive versatility by playing both inside and outside. Plays with good instincts especially off the snap. Has shown some pass rush ability especially shooting gaps inside. Special team’s production adds to his overall value.
Lacks the necessary coverage awareness and technique and does not project well against third down backs in man. Has been hampered by injuries at various times. Only possesses average space agility against the run and in coverage. Needs added bulk to hold up at the next level.
03-31-2010, 10:36 AM
With the 128th pick, the Minnesota Vikings select Garrett Graham-TE/FB-Wisconsin
Kleinsasser is starting to decline, so at the very least Graham could replace him while he is being groomed to eventually replace Shancoe. Graham could also play FB with some coaching.
Pick made at 11:37 CST on 3/31.
03-31-2010, 07:20 PM
With the 129th pick of the 2010 draft the Colts Select:
CB/FS Jerome Murphy, USF
The Colts love the Dual capabilities of Murphy. He can Cover on the outside, tackles better than most of the safety class, and has started at both positions. They have had a lot of secondary injuries to both positions and Murphy would allow them to use him in both spots, if not challenge for a Starting spot. Has great measurables and improved each year both statistically and technique wise. He also has a lot of ST's experience and will be able to contribute their immediately.
Pick was made @ 9:25 pm Eastern. PIT (Expat) is on the clock And CIN (Zona) is now on deck.
03-31-2010, 07:30 PM
With the 130th selection the Steelers and Expat select:
Edward Dic-kson, TE, Oregon
03-31-2010, 07:32 PM
With the 131st pick Zona and the Bengals select:
Taylor Price, WR, Ohio.
Pick was made at 7:32 PM MST.
With the 132nd pick (1st pick of the 5th round) the St. Louis Rams select...
Eric Olsen, C/G, Notre Dame.
Olsen has great versatility, having been Notre Dame's starting guard all of his junior seson and then moving to center for his senior year. He will help to address a lack of depth in the Rams interior line, giving Jason Brown a solid backup with real center experience and also able to compete from day one for a shot to start at OG. He's a technically advanced power player with a mean streak, exactly Spags' type of lineman.
Pick made at 10:12 PM CST.
03-31-2010, 09:53 PM
With the 130th selection the Steelers and Expat select:
Edward Dic-kson, TE, Oregon
With the 32nd Selection in the 4th round (131st overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select
Edward *****on, TE, Oregon
a.k.a. "He who must not be maned"
Ht: 6-4 1/4
Hand: 9 3/4
Evaluation from Pro Football Weekly:
Prep tight end-linebacker who also played basketball. Redshirted in 2005. Moved to defensive end during '06 fall camp due to injuries at the position. Saw action in all 13 games, playing DE, TE, WR and special teams. Made 10 tackles (seven on special teams) and caught four balls for 45 yards (11.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Returned to offense for the Ducks' last four games. Started all 13 games at tight end in '07, setting a school single-season receptions record for the position by snagging 43-453-3 (10.5). In '08, started all 13 games and tallied 35-508-3 (14.5) with three rushes for 18 yards (6.0). Started all 13 games for the third year in a row in '09, catching 42-551-6 (13.1).
Is very quick into his routes. Plucks the ball easily out of the air. Adjusts easily to the ball and has a wide-ranging catching radius. Has reliable hands. Very good lateral agility to sift through open windows and turn upfield quickly after the catch. Makes some difficult, acrobatic grabs look easy. Very fluid movement skills. Has flashed some playmaking ability. Effective blocking on the move. Improved work ethic. Has been very durable and not missed any time to injury throughout his career. Competitively jumped to his feet and finished the gauntlet drill at the Combine after tripping.
Lacks bulk and is underpowered against the jam. Limited in-line blocking power and experience. Will require some time to adapt to an NFL playbook and to learn how to read NFL coverages.
Is best split wide working against air and could become a pass-catching weapon detached from the line if he can assimilate to a pro-style offense. The ability to grasp a more complex, demanding playbook will define his career.
03-31-2010, 10:31 PM
The Detroit Lions select Zane Beadles OG from Utah @ 12:30am EST
04-01-2010, 10:39 AM
5-05(136) - Kansas City (JCMElway)
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon
Pick made at 10:39 MST
04-01-2010, 12:06 PM
With the 137th pick the Cleveland Browns select Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt
6'2", 203 lbs.
Lewis is a corner who possesses a great blend of size, strength and quickness and is more comfortable close to the line of scrimmage in coverage and run support. Displays good instincts and toughness. He’s a competitive defender with good ball skills, and coupled with his height, excels at winning jump balls. He been a very productive player throughout his career in the SEC.
Lewis isn’t a very fluid defensive back. Doesn’t match up well mirroring quicker receivers in man coverage. Struggles with his pad level and flipping his hips. Does not possess better than adequate lateral agility and burst, making him susceptible to the deep ball.
04-01-2010, 03:35 PM
Okay, I got confused. Cleveland used the 134th pick on Myron Lewis.
With the 137th pick Cleveland selects Ed Wang, OT, Virginia Tech
6'5", 314 lbs.
Wang has great size and bulk. Two year starter at left tackle that does a good job of locking his arms out and riding rushers past the pocket. Has great speed and foot quickness which helps him set quickly. Changes direction well.
Too quick to help out guards when not engaged. Does not have the lower body strength to consistently drive defenders off the ball. Stands up too tall and takes too many false steps. Does not play with enough of an edge and finish blocks.
04-01-2010, 03:50 PM
5-07(138) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) -
Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California
04-01-2010, 03:57 PM
Dezmon Briscoe, WR
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 207 | College: Kansas
Briscoe is a big, physical receiver whose 31 touchdown receptions in 37 games with the Jayhawks proved his ability to find the end zone. Perhaps one of the most unrecognized deep threats in college football, he has produced 219 receptions during his career (second in school history), with 49 of those catches resulting in gains of 20 yards or longer.
Briscoe and Kerry Meier became one of the most productive receiving tandems in the NCAA since stepping into the lineup in 2007. Despite the team's 5-7 record in 2009, the duo averaged 193.50 yards receiving per game in 2009, which ranked second in the nation to Missouri's tandem of Danario Alexander and Jared Perry (200.27 yards per game).
Their combined average of 15.5 receptions per game also ranked second nationally, surpassed by only Bowling Green's pair of receivers, Freddie Barnes and Chris Wright (15.46 receptions per game). Briscoe (seven) and Meier (five) combined for twelve 100-yard receiving performances in 2009. Seven times during that season, the duo produced 10-reception contests (Briscoe-two; Meier-five).
The school's record-holder for touchdown receptions, 100-yard receiving performances and receiving yardage, Briscoe finished his career fourth in Big Twelve Conference history with his 31 scoring grabs and 3,240 aerial yards. His 269 yards receiving vs. Oklahoma in 2008 set the school game-record and rank third on the league record chart. He also boasts the second-best receiving game by a Jayhawk with his 242-yard effort vs. Missouri in 2009, which rank fourth in Big Twelve annals.
At Cedar Hill High School, Briscoe earned All-District first-team honors following his senior season in 2006. That year, he produced 37 catches for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns, as he scored at least once in 9-of-12 games. His best performance came vs. Bowie High, when he collected six catches for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He helped Cedar Hill to a record of 23-4 his last two seasons and a state championship in 2006, earning two varsity letters in football.
Briscoe enrolled at Kansas in 2007, but even before his career began, it almost ended. In June of that year, he was arrested in Lawrence for shoplifting and was charged with theft by deception, less than $1,000. According to court filings, Briscoe tried to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart. He was charged as a juvenile because the theft occurred before he turned 18.
Briscoe earned Freshman All-American honorable mention in 2007. He started the team's final 11 games at flanker, finishing fourth on the team with 43 receptions for 496 yards (11.53 yards per catch), as he also registered seven touchdown grabs.
The Insight Bowl Most Valuable Player added All-Big Twelve Conference second-team and All-American honorable mention in 2008. He ranked tied for 15th in the nation and placed second on the team with a career-high 92 receptions. He paced the Jayhawks with a school season-record 1,407 yards receiving (15.29 ypc), finishing fourth nationally with an average of 108.23 yards per game receiving.
His 1,644 all-purpose yards rank fourth on the Kansas season-record chart and his average of 162.55 all-purpose yards ranked second in the conference and 13th nationally. He scored 90 points, recorded two solo tackles and averaged 27.38 yards after taking over kickoff return duties. His fifteen touchdown receptions set the school annual record.
During March 2009 preseason drills, Briscoe was suspended from practices by head coach Mark Mangino for an undisclosed violation of team rules. He was re-instated to team activities a month later, but as part of his suspension, he was not allowed to play in the season opener vs. Northern Colorado.
Briscoe would go on to start 10-of-11 games as a junior, earning All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades. He ranked ninth in the nation with an average of 7.64 receptions per game and fifth with 121.55 yards receiving. He pulled in 84 passes for 1,337 yards (15.92 yards per catch) with nine touchdowns (third-best in school history). He averaged 22.74 yards on 19 kickoff returns that included a score and his 1,788 all-purpose yards rank as the second-best season total by a Jayhawk.
Prior to the season finale, Briscoe decided that he would not return to the university for the 2010 season and declared that he would enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
The last two Kansas players who left early for the NFL were cornerback Aqib Talib and offensive tackle Anthony Collins, who declared for the draft after the 2007 season. Talib was the 20th overall pick by Tampa Bay, while Collins was a fourth-round selection (112th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2008 draft. Four Jayhawks were drafted in 2008 as tight end Derek Fine was a fourth-round pick (132nd overall) by Buffalo and wide receiver Marcus Henry was taken in the sixth round by the New York Jets. No KU players were selected in the 2009 draft.
Release: Lacks elite quickness out of his stance but could handle most college corners at the line with a quick shake and/or a strong punch. Long strides allow him to pass corners when they play off. Lacks a second gear to blow by safeties who have the angle.
Hands: Very good concentration in traffic and on loose balls, making very difficult catches look easy. Tracks the ball well over both shoulders. His height and adequate vertical make him a good red-zone target. Lapses of concentration occur on easier catches, sometimes multiple times in a game. Traps the ball against his body when untrusting of his hands.
Route running: Used as expected down the sideline and on jump balls, but is also willing to go over the middle and run jerk routes inside with surprising foot quickness. Separates from defenders using his body and hands downfield.
After the catch: Takes time to get to speed and is not as agile as many top receivers, though he flashes solid balance and some elusiveness with the ball in his hands. Uses a stiff arm or swim move and keeps his leg moving after the catch, making him difficult for smaller corners and safeties in the open field. Good awareness of the sideline, feet are nimble enough to stay in-bounds.
Blocking: Has the strength, size and willingness to be an effective blocker, but that wasn't a main focus in the Jayhawks' offense. Effort to get to his man could be more consistent, and he'll need to move his feet to sustain on the edge.
Intangibles: Physical, competitive receiver who plays with swagger but doesn't talk much, he works hard before and after the catch to make a big play.
Pick made at 358 pm MST
04-01-2010, 04:15 PM
Bills are happy to select- Ben Tate- RB Auburn
Inside: At his best as a downhill runner. Thick build with good musculature throughout. Attacks the line of scrimmage and takes what the defense gives him. Lowers his shoulder and will take on the defender in the hole. Good toughness to run through arm tackles and get to and through the second level and into the open field. Keeps his eyes up and has enough lateral agility and acceleration to take advantage of cut-back lanes. Good balance, but is not special in this area. Protects the ball with both hands in traffic, but has had some issues with fumbles over his career. Good short-yardage who runs with competitive fire and seems to have a legitimate nose for the end zone.
Outside: Only adequate speed to beat NFL linebackers to the edge or to pull away in the open field. Flashes a quick lateral burst and shifty shoulders to fake out the defender, but has only moderate overall agility and acceleration to elude.
Breaking tackles: Arguably his best skill. Though a bit upright in the open field, he squares his shoulders and runs with good pad level when in traffic, presenting little other than shoulders and thigh pads for defenders to target. Keeps his legs churning after contact and will spin through tackles to generate extra yardage. Runs with good forward lean, almost always falling forward for extra yardage.
Blocking: Thick built with the strength and effort to remain on the field in pass protection. Became a more reliable pass blocker as a senior, showing improved awareness and consistency in squaring to the defender and providing a consistent pop. Remains too inconsistent as a cut-blocker, lunging and missing too often.
Receiving: Experienced receiver out of the backfield. Often lines up wide in this offense, but is typically used on screens and simple dump-off routes as a senior. Looks natural extending to pluck the ball out of the air. Intangibles: Tough runner who seems to enjoy the physical aspects of the game. Has enjoyed success in a variety of offenses, leading the team in rushing yards each of the past three seasons. Voted MVP by his teammates after his senior season. Doesn't lack for confidence. Has characterized himself as the best back in the country and as better than Heisman winner Mark Ingram.
04-01-2010, 11:34 PM
5-07(138) - Pittsburgh (ExpatFan) -
Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California
With the 7th pick in the 5th round (138 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California
High school cornerback-running back who also returned kicks. Redshirted in 2005. Due to injury, was thrust into the lineup in '06, starting all 13 games and managing 60 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception, with 2.5 tackles for loss. Was thrown into the fire while still recovering from surgery on a broken left wrist that sidelined him for only two days of fall camp. In '07, played through a sprained shoulder to begin the season but started all 13 games and tallied 78-10-1 with six tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Was suspended for one '08 spring practice for an unspecificed violation of team rules. Started all 13 games in the fall, notching 70-14-4 with 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Following the departure of Eagles 2008 second-rounder DeSean Jackson, inherited punt-return duties and produced 28-344-1 (12.3 yard average). In '09 started all 13 games for the fourth straight season and totaled 49-10-1 with four tackles for loss while returning punts 8-45 (5.6). Suffered a hip pointer against UCLA, then sprained his ankle against Stanford and was nagged by the injury the rest of the season. Sat out the Senior Bowl (right hamstring) and did not benchpress (right shoulder) or run the 40 (hamstring) at the Combine.
Plays bigger than his size. Tough, physical, and fearless. Outstanding tackler - throws his body around and can chop down the big trees. Very instinctive with terrific read-and-react skills. Supports the run aggressively. Good zone awareness. Outstanding ball skills -- shows anticipation, timing and body control to make plays. Loves to play and it shows. Is ultra-competitive and not afraid to mix it up. Consistent energy, effor and intensity. Durable four-year starter. Nifty punt returner.
Short. Needs to get stronger. Not an elite athlete. Does not have long speed and is not especially explosive for an undersized corner. Can be exposed in an coverage. Not a great leaper and is mismatched vs. big receivers. Durability is a concern, given his size and playing style.
An undersized, feisty, throwback-type slot defender and punt returner with exceptional heart and football character. Thompson does not meet height-weight-speed standards but maximizes his ability and stands out on tape. Better football player than athlete who will make it hard for a team to cut him.
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04-02-2010, 12:12 AM
With their 2nd pick in the 5th round the Chiefs select:
Robert Johnson, FS, Utah
Robert Johnson struggled in 2008, but rebounded well as a senior, earning a spot on the All-Mountain West First Team. Johnson had a whopping six interceptions and six pass deflections to go along with 70 tackles and four TFL.
04-02-2010, 12:29 AM
And legarrette Blount, RB, Oregon:
Strong runner who is big and gets down and is able to bore through arm tackles. Does not got down easily. Can find a seam and hit it. Excellent in the red zone.
Character concerns. Has never been the featured back at the D 1 level. Lack of production. May only be a goal line/short yardage back.
1/31/10: The character concerns are still there, but LeGarrette Blount was the most impressive running back at the Senior Bowl. He just bulldozed over helpless defenders like the 2008 version of Brandon Jacobs.
04-02-2010, 08:43 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars select: Greg Hardy, DE, Univ of Mississippi
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 277 | 40-Time: 4.79
Explosive athlete with a sudden first step
Outstanding motor; nice second effort
Does a good job of staying low and gaining leverage
Quick, strong hands
Balanced and shows great flexibility
Runs the arc
Textbook pass-rush technique
Deadly spin move
Nice speed rush
Anticipates snap count well
Has a repertoire of moves
Reads development of play and reacts
Comfortable in space
Closes quickly from backside
Nice change of direction
Weaknesses: Average size and bulk
Needs to get stronger
Gets washed against the run
Inconsistent when setting the edge
Sometimes weak at point of attack
Not very powerful
Legitimate durability concerns
Might have character concerns (suspended for two games in 2007 for violation of team rules)
Summary: Hardy is projects as a right defensive end in a 4-3 scheme with the potential to play outside linebacker in the 3-4, but I think he is most comfortable with his hand in the ground. Hardy projects as one of the best pass rushers in the country for the 2010 NFL Draft, but he needs to stay healthy next season. Considered to be a first round talent at one point but injuries have really taken their toll and he may lack the intangibles needed to ever maximize that immense potential --- Intriguing prospect who could be a stud pass rusher at the next level if the light ever came on and he was able to stay healthy --- Boom or Bust type who could either be a major steal or out of the league completely in a few years.
Player Comparison: Adewale Ogunleye. Ogunleye is a great pass rusher off the edge, but is inconsistent against the run.
pick made @ 8:43 am mtn time.
The St. Louis Rams select.....
Joe Webb, WR/QB/ATH, University of Alabama Birmingham
Webb is an elite athlete who has been a capable starting QB in college. He has been extremely willing to transition to WR now that his college days have ended. His impressive physical size, speed, and unique perspective for the game make him an excellent project to switch positions in the NFL
Pro Day Results
40 Yrd Dash: 4.44
20 Yrd Dash: 2.51
10 Yrd Dash: 1.53 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 21
Vertical Jump: 42 1/2
Broad Jump: 11'05"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.04
3-Cone Drill: 6.71
Selection made at 9:49 AM CST.
04-02-2010, 09:20 AM
With pick 5-14 (145), JCMElway selects A.J. Jefferson, CB, Fresno State. Details to follow....
Florida Bronco and the Detroit Lions are on the clock at 9:20 a.m., and will be off the clock at 3:20 p.m. MST.
DrFate and Killericon have all missed their selections, and may pick at any time.
04-02-2010, 02:16 PM
The Detroit Lions select James Starks, RB, Buffalo. Pick made at 4:15pm EST
04-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Ludo and the NYG select:
Deji Karim, RB Souther Ill. (aka Chris Johnson 2.0)
Pick made at 4:20 PM MST.
04-02-2010, 05:18 PM
And AJ Jefferson, CB, Fresno State:
Drill 40-Yard Vertical Jump 20-Yard
Shuttle Broad Jump 3-Cone Drill
Result 4.43 44 4.0 11.02 10'6" 6.72
Projected Round: 4th
Jefferson greatly improved his draft stock after the combine, shooting up boards after landing first in the vertical jump, the 20-yard shuttle, the 60-yard shuttle, and 3rd in the broad jump and 3 cone drill. He also clocked an unofficial 4.43 40-yard dash, considerable fast for being 6'1. Jefferson shows good agility and straight line speed to close in on the ball if thrown in his area. He shows a very good effort in pursuit, and he takes a good angle on the ball the first time around. He will rarely give up on a play. His hips are fluid and his feet are quick enough to turn and cover a receiver down field. Jefferson rarely gets caught out of position and can make up for open space with his speed. Jefferson has the size and strength to wrap up most receivers. When it comes to contact, he won't shy away and often makes an attempt to strip the ball.
When it comes to leaving everything on the field, Jefferson his often the last to do it. He'll often allow receivers to catch the ball before making a tackle, rather then going for the ball. He doesn't time his jumps well and has shown no promise that he has good hands. He has zero interceptions in 22 career starts. He'll peek in the backfield at times and will get beat as a result. On running plays, he'll avoid blocks and will often stand around a pile rather then get in the action. He's not an explosive hitter and needs to work on jamming receivers to the outside.
In short, Jefferson is a better athlete then football player. That's not to say that he doesn't have the potential to be steal in the later rounds of the draft. He could also immediately come in and return kickoffs and would be a reliable threat to opponents. With the combine results in, Jefferson's stock is sure to rise.
04-02-2010, 07:16 PM
Deji Karim is going to be a great scat back for the Giants. Fast and has a nose for the endzone scoring 18 times last year!!
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds, which if not adjusted due to surface would have tied him for second among tailbacks at the Scouting Combine.
His vertical leap of 43 inches would have been first among all tailbacks, his broad jump of ten feet, three inches would have placed third, his 20-yard shuttle time of 4.05 seconds would have topped all tailbacks, his 6.67-second mark in the three-cone drill also would have been first, and his 19 reps in the 225-pound bench press would have been sixth among all tailbacks. [PFT]
04-02-2010, 08:44 PM
Tennessee selects Duke Calhoun, WR, Memphis
04-02-2010, 08:58 PM
Selecting for the Washington Redskins, Phibacka selects:
TJ Ward, Safety, Oregon.
04-02-2010, 10:52 PM
The Falcons select Jeremy Williams, WR Tulane.
Picked at 0051 EST
04-03-2010, 12:32 AM
With the 150th Pick in the NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select CB Alterraun Verner of UCLA.
A savvy, playmaking cornerback, Verner would have earned much more national acclaim had he been playing in the Big Ten or SEC. He leaves UCLA an All-American with eye-popping individual production, including 279 career tackles, 56 passes broken up, 13 interceptions and five touchdowns (four of interceptions and one from a blocked field goal) while appearing in all 51 games for the Bruins the past four seasons.
Intangibles: Highly competitive defender who was voted a team captain in 2009. Never missed a game while at UCLA, appearing in all 51 contests and starting the past 35 consecutively. Earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors and has earned Director's Honor Roll accolades consistently throughout his time at UCLA. Served as a peer tutor and as a public speaker on the importance of staying in school. Mathematics-Applied Science major.
Edit...PICK WAS MADE AT 12:32 AM MTN time.
04-03-2010, 01:09 AM
Redskins Look to add some qaulity safety depth with the pick up of TJ Ward. Though he's had some injuries Shanny and the REdskins add a very solid player with potential to play Safety and Corner in a pinch!
PERSONAL — Born Terrell Ray Ward on Dec. 12, 1986 in San Francisco. Parents: Terrell and LaNeita Ward. Family: One brother, one sister. High School (Coach): De La Salle (Bob Ladouceur) 2005. Major: Sociology. Redshirt: 2005.
2009 — After returning to the starting lineup Oct. 31 vs. USC, shared the team-lead in tackles in four of his final six appearances to leap to fifth on the team in stops (68) despite missing five games ... Lost for nearly half of the season after suffering an ankle injury in the opener at Boise State ... Ended his collegiate playing career with a 10-tackle performance vs. Ohio State in the Rose Bowl ... Credited with a season-high 12 stops at Stanford, in addition to forcing one fumble and securing one TFL ... Led the Ducks with 10 stops against the Trojans in addition to intercepting a pass on the final play of the game ... Posted a game-high 11 tackles and added 1.0 TFL and two pass breakups versus the Broncos despite leaving the contest early in the second half with an ankle injury.
2008 — Oregon’s leader in tackles (101) tied for fifth in the conference (7.8 avg.) as a first-year starter ... Earned third team (Phil Steele Publications) and honorable mention (coaches) Pacific-10 all-conference accolades ... Tied for second on the squad with eight pass breakups ... His 5.5 tackles for loss were the second most by a defensive back ... Made 10 or more tackles on four occasions, including a career-best 14 vs. Stanford ... Forced a pair of fumbles at California while recording 10 tackles ... Also contributed 11 tackles against UCLA as well as 10 vs. Arizona ... Had eight tackles and a forced fumble at Oregon State ... Made just one tackle at Arizona State, but forced a fumble ... Returned an interception 16 yards at Purdue ... Joined a pair of teammates in equaling the program’s best power clean lift of all time (330 lbs.) among defensive backs during 2008 winter testing, in addition to posting the position’s top squat mark (495 lbs.).
2007 — The former walk-on parlayed his role as one of the secondary’s top reserves with his development as one of team’s top special teams standouts ... The bulk of his 21 tackles in 13 appearances occurred while covering kickoffs, including a career-high four takedowns against Washington State as well as three others vs. Fresno State and Stanford ... Also recovered a fourth-quarter fumble against the Cardinal ... Worked his way into the lineup for a season-high 50 snaps vs. South Florida in the Sun Bowl, where he had two solo stops including a tackle for loss.
2006 — Emerged from spring drills as a starter at cornerback yet a knee injury early in fall camp placed those plans on hold ... Delayed his collegiate debut until Sept. 30, coming up with a key interception in the end zone to curtail an Arizona State scoring drive ... Yet injuries prevented his next action until the regular-season finale, finishing the season playing in only three games ... Stepped onto the field for a season-high 16 snaps in the Las Vegas Bowl.
2005 — Honored as scout team’s defensive player of the week for his part in Ducks’ preparations vs. USC as well as weekly defensive and special teams acclaim prior to game against California during his redshirt year.
04-03-2010, 03:55 AM
With the 151st pick in the 2010 Orange Mane Mock Draft the Dallas Cowboys select: TED LARSEN, C, N.C. STATE
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POSITIVES: High intensity player. Experience at defensive tackle helps him anticipate defender's moves. Impressive explosive burst and initial pop in the running game. Improving recognition. Improving with his hand placement and is generally able to knock his opponent out of the lane; keeps his legs chugging with quick power steps. Flashes some nastiness as a run blocker. Has the body control to adjust and hit a moving target. Experience at guard and has the short-area quickness and agility to pull effectively.
NEGATIVES: Struggles at times to adjust to stunts and blitzes. Helps out the guard, but doesn't release soon enough to react to the blitz or loop. Allows his hands to slip down the jersey and subsequently get ripped through by the defender. Still struggles with inconsistent snaps at times.
OUTLOOK: Recruited as a defensive tackle, Larsen switched to center at coach Tom O'Brien's request during 2008 spring drills. He is still rough around the edges, but Larsen's strength, tenacity and above-average mobility make him an intriguing development prospect.
PICK MADE AT 5:55 A.M. EST
04-03-2010, 09:04 AM
Zona and the Bengals select:
Jeff Byers, C/G, USC
Pick was made at 10:04 AM CST. Tampa Bay and anton are now OTC.
04-03-2010, 02:26 PM
BroncoBuff stepping in for the very late CHICAGO BEARS, who are 10 slots late with this 5th round pick.
I select, at 3:20 Mountain time, for my long, lost dear leader Jay Cutler .....
Perfect fit for Jay ... a greatly talented but petulant emo.
THE GOOD: Kid is tough as nails - goes over the middle and blocks like a bulldozer. At 6-3 1/2, 223 pounds he has great size to go with 4.49 speed, and he'll hold on to some circus catches. Natural athlete, good yac, soft hands and a willing special teamer. Compared widely and favorably to Eddie McCaffrey. Some say he was a one-year wonder for the Gators, but what do they expect? Until his senior year he played behind behind five or six guys who are in the league now.
THE BAD: Apparently he dogged it at the Senior Bowl, and raised red flags with some scouts for a less than enthusiastic attitude. He played baseball for the Gators, and after being drafted by the Texas Rangers, played one summer in the farm system. Some concerns have been raised about baseball, but I'm not worried .... in 89 at bats he struck out 41 times ... and the breaking balls get better and better as you climb the ladder of course.
04-03-2010, 03:16 PM
DBroncos4Life and the packers select:
Mike Tepper OT/OG Cal
Time is 3:16 PM MST
04-03-2010, 03:31 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers select DT D'Anthony Smith Lousiana Tech
pick made at 2:31 pm PT
St. Louis Rams select.....
Brandon Lang, DE, Troy
Lang is an ideal project DE for Steve Spagnuolo. He's shown the natural ability to get to the QB and now just needs someone to help him refine it. Strikes me as an excellent comp to Osi Umenyiora, another Troy grad that Spags coached up into an elite pass rusher.
Lang had two very productive years after coming of a season-ending injury in 2007. He is another player that will be a projection to outside linebacker at the next level. Lang was a strong, athletic, tough end in the Trojans' 4-3 front that is best attacking the line of scrimmage. He runs well for his size but lacks elite lateral agility and range in coverage. Lang could be effective in short zone drops but is likely a liability in man coverage schemes. He uses his hands well and is an instinctive player but needs to improve his initial reads to maintain leverage in both the run game as well as defending the pass. Lang is a good football player that is a bit of a tweener (size and athleticism) and in the mode of a "poor man's" Demarcus Ware. Lang will contribute on special teams, while developing his overall game. He will likely blossom in his second and third seasons in the league.
Lang has a great combination of height and weight for an outside linebacker. He possesses outstanding overall strength. Gets great initial pop jolting blockers. He’s a tough, competitive performer who held up against Troy’s tougher out-of-conference opponents. Can turn the corner as a pass rusher.
Lang’s a projection prospect who could take time to develop. His ability to anchor at the line of scrimmage as a defensive end at the next level is questionable. Needs to become more consistent with his initial reactions. Coverage ability and techniques need work. Must improve his open field tackling.
Pro Day Results
40 Yrd Dash: 4.85
20 Yrd Dash: 2.84
10 Yrd Dash: 1.65
225 Lb. Bench Reps: NA
Vertical Jump: 31 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.51
3-Cone Drill: 7.34
Selection made at 4:52 PM CST.
04-03-2010, 05:47 PM
With the 156th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the iDenver and the Baltimore Ravens select Darryl Sharpton.
Darryl Sharpton, Miami
Height: 6-0. Weight: 230.
Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
Combine 40 Time: 4.73.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.74.
Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 31.
Projected Round (2010): 4-5
I know its hard for ravens fans to think about losing Ray Lewis but that day will come and they need to start getting youngsters in there for ray to groom. Darryl can be a great project for the ravens. He is raw but has a lot of upside.
Pick was made at 5:47 PM MST
04-04-2010, 12:43 AM
Cardinals select Marshall Newhouse, G/T, TCU
pick made 243 AM EST
04-04-2010, 02:12 PM
Sorry. I didn't see Mike Johnson on the alpha list. :)
Cleveland selects Chris Scott, OT/OG, Tennessee
6'5", 310 lbs.
04-04-2010, 02:26 PM
The Raiders select CB Walter McFadden from Auburn
pick was made at 326pm central time
04-04-2010, 02:33 PM
With the 159th pick, the Chargers select...
Sam Young, OT, Notre Dame
4 year starter with great size. Will have to grow into a starting RT spot
04-04-2010, 04:36 PM
With the 160th pick, the Vikings select Kevin Thomas - CB - USC
Pick made at 5:36 CST.
04-04-2010, 05:24 PM
With the 162cd pick of the 2010 draft, The Indianapolis Colts select:
A.J. Edds OLB, Iowa
Finally, INDY gets a real SAM LB that can cover TE's, Play the run and Passing lanes, and can be a factor in the nickel packages. Edds may never be a superstar, but he is exactly the type of player INDY covets. He is a Physical Big Ten player with the ability to start and impact the passing game right away and play ST's.
Pick made @ 7:24 pm Eastern time.
04-04-2010, 09:04 PM
With the 163rd pick of 2010 draft. The J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS Select :
Mike Neal, DT, Purdue
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 294 | 40-Time: 4.88
Pick Made at 11:20 PM ET
04-04-2010, 09:49 PM
With the 33rd pick in the 5th round (164 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Armanti Edwards, QB/WR/RB/KR, Appalachian State
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 192 pounds
40 time: 4.41
Analysis from Pro Football Weekly:
Has a daughter. Nicknamed "Money." Also played basketball as a prep. Wanting to play quarterback, turned down scholarship offers from BCS conference schools who viewed him as a receiver. Father, Freddie, is serving a 30-year prison sentence after being convicted of shooting and killing a man over a poker game in 2005. (Freddie claims the gun discharged when the victim grabbed the gun barrel.) The incident occurred during Armanti's senior high school season, at which point he nearly quit. As a true freshman for ASU in 2006, he opened the season as the backup and learned of his father's sentencing immediately following the team's first game. Earned the starting job two weeks later and never relinquished it. Started the final 13 games and completed 167-of-274 pass attempts (60.9 percent) for 2,251 yards with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Also rushed 188 times for 1,153 yards (6.1-yard average) and 15 TDs. Sprained his right knee against Georgia Southern but did not miss a start. Won a national championship for a second consecutive season in '07 after starting all 11 games played and passing 148-222-1,948-17-7 (66.7) while leading the team with 237-1,588-21 (6.7) on the ground. Sprained, and chipped a bone in, his left (throwing) shoulder during a preseason scrimmage but still managed to spearhead a road upset of Michigan in the season opener. Despite aggravating the injury during the contest, Edwards accounted for 289 total yards (227 passing, 62 rushing) with four TDs and directed a seven-play, 69-yard drive in the final two minutes that set up the game-winning field goal. After sitting out two games, he re-aggravated the shoulder against Wofford and missed two more contests. Had a career day in the semifinals against Richmond, piling up 495 total yards (313 rushing, 182 passing) and seven TDs (four rushing, three passing). His single-game rushing total is the highest ever by a I-AA quarterback. During the Mountaineers' playoff march (four games), Edwards amassed 1,387 yards of total offense (727 passing, 660 rushing) and 16 TDs. The Walter Payton Award winner (top player in I-AA) in '08, Edwards started all 13 games played, tossing 196-306-2,902-30-9 (64.1) with 193-941-11 (4.9) on the ground. Was held in check by LSU, as he managed just 13-31-155-1-0 passing, though he was outstanding in the national semifinals once again, racking up 481 total yards (433 passing, 48 rushing) and five TDs (four passing, one rushing) against South Carolina State. Tweaked an ankle against Presbyterian and suffered a hip pointer against Elon that sidelined him against Western Carolina. Had arthroscopic right knee surgery in January '09. Missed much of training camp and the season opener in '09 after he cut his right foot in a freak lawn-mowing accident on Aug. 5, when he was pulling a mower up a wet hill and slipped, requiring more than 35 stitches to keep his pinky toe. Had another outstanding season, throwing for 257-378-3,291-12-7 (68.0) in 12 starts and rushing for 679 yards and 18 TDs. Is the only two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award and the only player in Division I history with at least 9,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards. Has a 42-7 record as a starter. Team captain.
Has a textbook over-the-top delivery and high release point for his size. Good arm strength and accuracy - can throw strikes downfield and drive the ball. Very quick and sudden - can pull a rabbit out of his hat and improvise on broken plays (see McNeese State) - continues scanning the field on the move and is field-fast and elusive when he tucks the ball and runs. Experienced, four-year starter. Keeps his composure under duress and is not easily rattled. Highly competitive and driven. Tough runner. Outstanding production.
Worked exclusively out of the shotgun in a spread-option offense featuring a lot of predetermined, one-look reads and rarely stepped up in the pocket. Had a fair number of balls batted at the line and could struggle to find open passing lanes in the pros, given his lack of height. Throws too many wobblers. Struggled against the speed of LSU's defense, and production is inflated from consistently facing marginal competition. Has a fragile build and a history of injuries, which are concerns - his foot will require close inspection. Is not a developed route runner and lacks experience fielding the ball as a returner.
A dazzling southpaw, Edwards may never be more than an ideal backup and situational, specialty quarterback. Yet he is not a throwaway at the QB position; he has the run skills and creativity to project as a slot receiver and return man. Could spark an offense in specially designed packages that feature his playmaking ability. Injury history must be examined and could affect his draft status.
Pick made at:
7:50 a.m. Abu Dhabi time
11:50 p.m. Eastern
10:50 p.m. Central
9:50 p.m. Mountain
8:50 p.m. Pacific
7:50 p.m. Alaskan
The Atlanta Falcons and jhat01 are now on the clock.
04-05-2010, 02:56 AM
With the 35th selection in round 5 (166 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Al Woods, DT, LSU
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 309 lbs.
Arm Length: 36"
Hand Size: 11"
40 time: 4.97 seconds
Bench: 22 reps
Broad Jump: 9' 01"
3-cone: 7.45 seconds
Woods is a one-year starter with good size and strength. He lacks great initial quickness, speed and range as a defender but can be effective between the tackles when he plays with good pad level. He has strong hands when he utilizes them to jolt and restrict interior running lanes. He can be an effective bull rusher to push the pocket but needs to expand his pass-rush package with more counter moves. Woods has the size, strength and enough athleticism to be an effective run defender at the next level, but there are concerns about his ability to transition to the next level. His work ethic, technique, effort and durability likely will hinder his draft status in 2010.
Tall and bulky with a wide base and good balance. Uses big strong hands to get inside and stifle blockers. He is difficult to move, eats up blockers, and clogs up running lanes. Has the strength to be a good bull rusher and collapse the pocket.
Lacks initial quickness and is not fast enough to track down ball carriers. Does not always play with good leverage and his pad level is high at times. Needs to improve his pass rush moves and overall technique. Carries too much body weight and struggles with his endurance. There are questions about his work ethic and maturity.
Pick made at:
12:54 p.m. Abu Dhabi time
4:54 a.m. Eastern
3:54 a.m. Central
2:54 a.m. Mountain
1:54 a.m. Pacific
12:54 a.m. Alaskan
The Minnesota Vikings and TwinCitiesBronco are now on the clock.
04-05-2010, 07:22 AM
The Falcons select Travis Goethel, LB Arizona State.
"Heady competitor who is as durable and hard-working as you'd like at the second level. Blue-collar, lunch-pail kind of player."
Maybe a strong side guy at some point. Should contribute on special teams.
picked at 0922 EST
04-05-2010, 08:32 AM
With pick #167, The Minnesota Vikings Select RB Charles Scott, LSU
He's had some injury problems, but hopefully can still help to complement AP.
Pick made at 9:32 AM CST.
04-05-2010, 09:46 AM
With the 168th (Comp) pick the Chargers select...
Antonio Brown, WR, Central Michigan
Gives them a developmental slot receiver and return man.
Pick made at 10:46am CST
04-05-2010, 10:32 AM
DBroncos4Life and the Packers select:
Corey Peters, DT, Kentucky
More info on Peters to follow.
With the 170th pick, first in the 6th round, the St. Louis Rams select....
Lonyae Miller, RB, Fresno State
Miller has good size and speed, along with few carries. He should make a good developmental back behind Stephen Jackson, and offer a change of pace guy with home run potential.
Miller is a good-sized running back with adequate running skills. He will show a good burst through the hole but will get ahead of his blockers at times, as well. He tends to run a bit erect and will take some shots that a more compact runner can deflect with shoulder pads. He is not very interested in blocking when asked to stay in and pick up the blitz and is not as punishing a runner as he could be. Needs work on finishing his runs. He has enough wiggle to go with good speed and a good burst through the hole to warrant consideration as a late draft pick.
Thickly built running back who explodes through holes. Possesses good top-end speed to break big runs when he finds a seam. Has fluid hips and the agility to slide down the line and make people miss in space. Worked in a two-back system and has fewer miles on his tires.
Lacks the vision to consistently find running lanes. Does not have good patience and runs past his blockers at times. Stands up too tall and struggles to get yards after contact. Does not always finish runs to wear down a defense. Not a willing or effective blocker, despite his size.
Combine Invite: Yes
40 Yrd Dash: 4.43
20 Yrd Dash: 2.60
10 Yrd Dash: 1.55
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 26
Vertical Jump: 36 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.54
3-Cone Drill: 7.20
Selection made at 1:31PM CST
04-05-2010, 06:33 PM
Lions have gone over their time so I am swooping in.
With the 172nd pick, the Tampa Bay Bucs select WR Mike Williams Syracuse to complete their (almost) all-thug draft
pick made at 6:33 MST
04-05-2010, 08:06 PM
The Detroit Lions select Zolton Mesko, punter from Michigan @ 10:06pm EST
04-05-2010, 09:21 PM
173 Miami selects
Trindon Holliday LSU (RS)
Pick made at 9:20 pm mst
Derek Hardman, OT, E Kentucky
10:12 pm mst
Carolina is up
04-05-2010, 10:29 PM
With the 175th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, The Carolina Panthers select...
Kevin Basped, DE Nevada
Pick made at 10:27 pm MST.
04-06-2010, 05:11 AM
Arthur Moats, OLB/DE
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 246 | College: James Madison
pick made at 512am MST
With the 177th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the St. Louis Rams select....
Rennie Curran, OLB, University of Georgia
Curran offers a lot of potential as a weakside OLB in Spags' 4-3 defense. He weighed in a little heavier than expected (at 235 instead of 229) and showed off better speed than expected at his pro day (tweaked hamstring when attempting the 40 at combine). He's an all around very good athlete who is downgraded based almost entirely on his height.
Rennie is a short undersized linebacker that has been productive for the Bulldogs over the past three seasons. He has put up big numbers as a two year starter and is one of Georgia’s most active defenders. Rennie is quicker than fast and is best between the tackles. He plays hard but doesn’t have great range to the sideline. He is inconsistent with leveraging the ball as he doesn’t always take proper angles as the play unfolds. He understands route progressions and coverage schemes but again his lack of pure speed may make him a liability in this phase of the game. Rennie Curran maybe a better college player than NFL prospect in this year’s draft.
Curran is the definition of a tough, gritty, competitive linebacker. He was highly-productive during his time at Georgia. He plays with great instincts when diagnosing against the run. Despite smaller stature, has been an extremely durable player. Is a solid tackler who can make plays in the open field.
Curran really lacks size for the linebacker position. Also lacks great range and speed when attacking outside running plays. Can take inconsistent angles and occasionally takes false steps. Struggles at times in man-to-man coverage and when asked to drop deep into zone coverage.
Pro Day Numbers
40 Yrd Dash: 4.65
20 Yrd Dash: 2.67
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 27
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 09'04"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.40
3-Cone Drill: 7.34
Selection made at 6:30AM CST, Buffalo and Sodak Bronco are now on the clock.
04-06-2010, 08:03 AM
Buffalo Bills Finally get their QB- Jarrett Brown - West Virginia
Accuracy: Needs work to make all of his throws on time and on the numbers. Has thrown accurately down the seam at times, but many of his completions are swing passes or other short patterns. Tends to throw low, preventing his receivers from making plays after the catch. Doesn't get deep throws over the outside shoulder.
Arm Strength: Very good arm strength, and can make all of the NFL throws. Able to throw a rope across the field or let it loose downfield. Ball doesn't always come out of his hand clean, however, wobbling and taking away some of its zip. Downfield throws float when he tries to lob them in instead of maintaining trajectory.
Setup/Release: Stands poised and tall in the pocket, holding the ball at shoulder height and releasing it high. Usually in shotgun formation, and must learn to take snaps from center and drop back. Smooth footwork in the pocket; able to step up to create space. Good quickness on his release. Strong enough to unload when in the grasp of a defender.
Reading Defenses: Decision-making improved in 2009, but he relies too much on his arm strength to squeeze passes into tight coverage and puts up prayers downfield instead of throwing the ball away. Poised in the pocket but is more of a reactive playmaker than reader of defenses who goes through progressions or searches out and takes advantage of match-ups.
On the Move: Makes nice touch throws on the run, even 30 or more yards downfield. Keeps his shoulders square, and has good zip on the ball when running to his right. Will also take chances on the edge, relying on his athleticism and arm strength to squeeze balls into tight spaces. Excellent mobility inside and out of the pocket; able to avoid oncoming defenders in the pocket and scramble for well more than a first down. Has some elusiveness in the open field, and is able to cut back to avoid tackles and get to the sideline. Has a strong stiff-arm in space. Tough runner in goal-line situations with the size and power to convert short-yardage plays. Needs to keep his eyes downfield once pressured instead of tucking and running.
Intangibles: Tough player who doesn't rattle easily; willing to take hits or give them out when he leaves the pocket. Teammates bought into his ability early despite his lack of playing time entering last season. Earned his diploma.
NFL Comparison: Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings
SoDak Bronco Made this pick at 9:01 AM Central
Miami and NFLBronco are on the Clock
04-06-2010, 08:54 AM
With the 179th pick, NFLBronco and the Miami Dolphins take Kyle Bosworth, LB, UCLA.
Pick made at 8:56 a.m. MST. The Jacksonville Jaguars are now on the clock until 2:56 p.m. MST.
04-06-2010, 02:12 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars select: Crezdon Butler, Cornerback, Clemson Univ.
Height: 5-11¾ | Weight: 191 | 40-Time: 4.49
pick made at 2:12 mtn time. Chicago/Killericon is on the clock.
04-06-2010, 07:53 PM
Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
Talk him up, Expat.
Roh is on the clock at 7:52 PM MST.
04-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Final Denver Broncos pick:
Eric Cook, C, NM, 6'6", 318
Selection made at 9:21, MST
Giants are up.
04-06-2010, 10:21 PM
Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
Talk him up, Expat.
Oh, I will.
With the 13th selection in the 6th round (182 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
Height: 5' 11"
40 time: 4.51
Bench: 9 reps
Lindley was banged up some in his senior season (therefore production is down) but for the most part has been a durable defender for the University of Kentucky over his career. Lindley is a slender built player with great athleticism that was the Wildcats most active coverage defender. Not a physical run support player but is a willing tackler and leverages the ball well. Solid reactor in zone and man schemes to jump patterns and make plays on the ball. Lindley isn’t an elite corner but has the tools to develop into a solid contributor as a corner in sub packages (nickel back) as well as special teams.
Lindley is an athletic corner with great height, long arms and good speed. He’s an instinctive performer in both coverage and coming up in run support. Competitive player who wasn’t afraid to square-up in man against No. 1 targets in the SEC. Lindley had a productive college career, earning all-conference recognition, playing against elite competition.
Lindley lacks the necessary weight and bulk to match up against physical receivers and tackle power backs where he isn’t always physical in perimeter run support. In coverage, he’s inconsistent to transition and lacks great recovery speed and burst and can be beaten deep.
04-06-2010, 11:14 PM
Via a priority list Ludo and the Giants select:
Willie Young, DE NC State
Ludo will be on to talk about the greatness that is Willie Young soon.
Onward! Time is 11:14 PM MST
04-07-2010, 06:44 AM
With the 186th pick the Cleveland Browns select Kam Chancellor, S, Virginia Tech
6'3", 231 lbs.
Chancellor has been a very productive safety for the Hokies over the past three years. He has an outstanding combination of size and strength for the position. Chancellor is more of a box safety in that he is much better defending the run than in coverage. He has decent range off the hash and could be effective in combination zone schemes but may be a liability in pure man coverage schemes. He uses his hands well to ward off blockers when filling the alley and flashes to make the big hit. Chancellor is inconsistent with his angles and instincts with the ball in the air. Chancellor is a good football player and should be effective in the right system at the next level. Chancellor should contribute early as a special teams player and a goal line safety.
Chancellor has outstanding size for the safety position. Plays with great strength and has the toughness needed to consistently help up in the box in run support. Has been a highly productive player. Durability is not a concern. Exhibits a really impressive motor, refuses to be blocked and plays hard through the whistle.
Chancellor can play over aggressive at times, take poor angles and is susceptible to play fakes. Taller player who could improve his pad level. Needs to be lower in his back peddle. Is more comfortable in the box and doesn’t possess the coverage skills, ball skills and instincts to be consistently relied upon against the pass.
04-07-2010, 09:59 AM
Via a priority list Ludo and the Giants select:
Willie Young, DE NC State
Ludo will be on to talk about the greatness that is Willie Young soon.
Onward! Time is 11:14 PM MST
Great size and strength. Definitely a project but well worth the selection here in the 6th.
04-07-2010, 01:06 PM
With the 19th pick in the 6th round (188 overall) of the OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:
Clifton Geathers, DE, South Carolina
Height: 6' 8"
Weight: 299 lbs.
Arm span: 37.75"
Hand span: 11"
40 time: 4.98 seconds
Bench: 26 reps
Father, Robert Sr., played for the Buffalo Bills in the 1980s; brother, Robert Jr., is a defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals; and uncle, Jumpy, played defensive tackle for the Saints, Redskins, Falcons and Broncos (1984-1996). Clifton was a highly recruited two-way lineman who originally committed to Georgia, but failed to qualify and attended Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) in 2006. Joined the Gamecocks in '07 and saw very limited action in 10 games, recording two tackles, zero for loss and zero sacks. In '08, played all 13 games, (one start) and tallied 29-3.5-2.5 with one forced fumble. Was arrested in August '09 and charged with public drunkenness, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for his involvement in a fight outside a nightclub that left him with a cracked right orbital bone. Served a one-game suspension, then played in the next 12 games -- starting the final eight at left end Notched 41-8.5-3.5 with one pass batted down and two forced fumbles.
Very rare arm length and overall size. Unique athletic ability -- has a 36-inch vertical jump -- for a 300-pounder. Country strong and can push the pocket with a strong bullrush move and anchor fairly well against the run. Has NFL pedigree.
Playes too tall and does not sink his hips and anchor well against the run. Relies too much on his upper-body strength. Questionable instincts -- is often late to locate the ball. Does not play to his size -- plays more like a 260-pounder and does not protect his feet or use his rare arm length to lock out and keep defenders off his frame Plays small and cannot get off blocks. Leaky tackler. Takes plays off and motor doesn't consistently churn. Marginal production.
A big, raw base end who is still figuring it out and will take some time to adapt to the speed and complexity of the NFL game. Developmental prospect with a chance to become a functional pro once he fills out his frame but always could be at a natural leverage disadvantage.
Pick made at:
11:05 p.m. Abu Dhabi time
3:05 p.m. Eastern
2:05 p.m. Central
1:05 p.m. Mountain
12:05 p.m. Pacific
11:05 a.m. Alaskan
The Atlanta Falcons and jhat01 are now on the clock.
04-07-2010, 02:36 PM
With the 187th pick in the draft, the Houston Texans select Safety Kurt Coleman from Ohio State.
The clear leader of the Buckeyes' defense, Coleman was named the Most Valuable Player at Ohio State in 2009. He has raised his game over the past three seasons, all as a starter at strong safety, to become of the top back half defenders in this year's class.
The in-state product saw the field increasing throughout his true freshman season, making nine tackles, before stepping into a starting role in 2007. He earned honorable mention All-Big 10 honors that year with 64 tackles, 3.5 for loss, and four pass breakups.
In 2008, the second-team all-conference pick had four interceptions in addition to his 78 tackles, four for loss despite missing the first two games with an ankle injury. Coleman completed his ascension this fall, earning top honors from the league's coaches after picking off five passes and forcing three fumbles.
Most teams insist safeties have great size. Coleman isn't big, but he has everything else necessary to succeed at the next level, including toughness, athleticism, intelligence, ball skills and character which means he could be a top 125 pick in April.
Pick made at 2:36 Mountain Time.
04-07-2010, 03:18 PM
With the 190th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Lindsey Witten OLB UConn
Pass rush: Provides pass rush from either side of the line due to his length and his ability to push his man back using those long arms to leverage. His lack of flexibility is an issue when unable to bend to turn the corner and when he gets too wide on stunts. Uses a wide stance to get a running start against the tackle, however, and won't bull rush and get off blocks easily at the next level. Needs to develop counter pass rush moves. Good backfield awareness, can affect passing lanes with his length and vertical.
Run defense: Tall, lanky and a bit stiff in the hips, does not change directions easily in space. Gets handled too easily by stronger tackles at times, but plays both the strong and weak side of the formation. Must be more consistent using his hand to disengage from blocks for run defense (and in his pass rush), as he is effective against the run when he does. Lowers his shoulder instead of his hands to take on pulling guards. Aware of misdirection and keeps containment.
Explosion: Adequate quickness off the snap but really relies on his length to get past tackles. Can pop his man's pads on initial contact and stay engaged with him down the line but is not strong enough to knock the tackle back or push him into the pocket.
Strength: Plays stronger than expected with his relatively thin frame. Stands his man up, even in short-yardage situations, using his long arms to keep tackles at bay. Doesn't rip off tackles to disengage consistently.
Tackling: Uses length to wrap up around the line of scrimmage. Drags ballcarriers down and catches them from behind, is not overly explosive. Lacks the flexibility to break down in space, though he still works to get to elusive runners. Gets down the line and downfield with good speed and hustles to be the second or third man to the ball.
Intangibles: Intense, fiery competitor who is not afraid to mix it up; he won't back down if challenged by offensive players. Worked hard to bulk up and did not get down about his reserve role early in his career. No known character issues.
Pick made at 5-18PM ET, Zona and the Bengals are OTC.
04-07-2010, 03:32 PM
Zon and the Bengals select:
Micah Johnson (ILB) - Kentucky
04-07-2010, 03:42 PM
Tennessee selects Blair White, WR, Michigan State
6-2 209 4.49 forty
04-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Bills Select - Nolan Carroll CB Maryland
Read & React: Still developing in this area. Understands what the receiver is trying to do and has experience at that position. At his best facing the quarterback and has a good burst to close. Has the straight-line speed to chase receivers across the field.
Man Coverage: Physical defender. Will use his hands and body lean to disrupt the timing and route-running of his opponent. A bit high in his backpedal and has a hitch when turning, which negates his straight-line speed. Good size to handle bigger receivers on slants and crossing patterns.
Zone Coverage: Improving awareness for zone coverage. Keeps an eye on the underneath receiver and but protects the back end as well. Comes off his man to react to the ball being thrown, but is not so aggressive as to open holes for the quarterback.
Closing/Recovery: More fast than he is quick, but has enough of a burst to close downhill and knock the ball away. Competes for the jump ball and has an explosive vertical. Quick, active hands to knock the ball free, but was moved to cornerback from receiver for a reason -- had zero interceptions and nine passes broken up the 2008-09 seasons. Has to show better hand-eye coordination and a greater focus on interceptions than the big hit.
Run Support: Fights through receiver blocks to get involved, but is still learning the nuances of the position. Only marginal rip technique to disengage. Good agility to elude bigger blockers. Willing open-field tackler that provides a pop upon contact.
Tackling: One of his better areas. Physical and makes the secure stop in the open field. Good strength for the drag-down tackle. Times hits well and can knock the ball out of the receiver's hands to break up the pass. Quality special teams defender that posted seven tackles in 2007. Intangibles: Has struggled with durability throughout his career and missed all but two games in 2009 with a broken right tibia. Underwent surgery on September 18 to have a screw inserted to stabilize the bone. Emerged as a team leader and was voted captain in 2009. Graduated with a degree in Family Science in December.
04-07-2010, 09:19 PM
From the sack master that predicted the greatness of Justin Tuck and Elvis Dumervil comes his next great guess in......:)
Brandon Sharpe DE/OLB Texas Tech
Texas Tech DE Brandon Sharpe measured a height of 6017, 254 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.54 seconds and the 3-cone drill in 7.39 seconds. He measured a 35-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-0 broad jump and completed 23 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.
He came out of no where as a senior to record 15 sacks.
Pick made 10:19 CST
04-07-2010, 09:26 PM
With the 181st pick overall in the 2010 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears wake up Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith form their long slumber to finally put in their pick.
Jeromy Miles SS UMASS
03/30/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: Other notable prospects among the 20 (12 from UMass, eight from area schools) that worked out were as follows: DB Jeromy Miles (6-2 1/8, 210) had a 35-inch vertical, a 10-10 broad jump, a 4.24 short shuttle, a 6.72 three-cone drill and did 13 bench press reps. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
This two-time FCS All-American began his career at the Naval Academy, but transferred to UMass after a Freshman All-American season in which he started 11 games and made 61 tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. Miles' decision to leave the military behind proved fruitful for the Minutemen as he started every one of the team's 36 games over the next three years.
Miles was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association third-team in his first year at UMass, making 67 tackles, intercepting two passes, breaking up nine others and forcing four fumbles. As a junior, he gained All-American notice by ringing up 104 tackles, five for loss and three interceptions. And though his numbers were down a bit in 2009 (64 tackles, 0.5 for loss, two interceptions), he played more Cover-2 and teams were wary about throwing in his direction. The Walter Camp Foundation recognized him as an FCS All-American after the season.
Despite all that production, Miles' campus workout (4.45-second 40, 6.81 three cone) may have put him over the top for teams looking at late-round safeties. His quickness and ball skills, along with aggressive tackling that will be used on defense and special teams early on, should elevate him into being drafted.
Read & React: Recognizes run or pass quickly, and keeps an eye on the quarterback while understanding routes coming in his area. Jumps screen passes, fighting through blocks to do so. Could chase down plays across the field more regularly.
Man Coverage: Lines up against slot receivers regularly, and has the length and strength to press. Needs to tighten up his backpedal as he tends to get high and choppy, but transitions well to run with receivers down the field. Adequate change of direction skills to stay with larger receivers but does not have elite agility to stay with quicker NFL slot men. Breaks on the ball, however, and uses his recognition skills to jump routes or be in the right place for a tipped-ball interception. Good concentration and hands to make the play and can outrun would-be tacklers, run through them, or make them miss after the catch to flip field position.
Zone Coverage: Good range to cover the deep half, and quick enough to get to the sideline or the seam to help out his corner. Explosive tackler on plays in front of him. Can be a step late to see open receivers on seam routes.
Closing/Recovery: Good acceleration to the ball when it is in the air; can knock away passes as the ball arrives or as the receiver make the catch. Lacks great recovery speed if beaten by a double move or if late recognizing receiver coming into his area.
Run Support: Very willing and physical in run support, attacking the line of scrimmage. Will duck his head but usually gets into the thigh of the running back and wraps up a leg to bring him down. Seven career forced fumbles shows ability to get his helmet on the ball. Maintains gap responsibility. Will get redirected by receiver blocks or try to run around them, but is strong enough to shed.
Tackling: Secure wrap-up tackler in the box or in space. Likes to lower the shoulder as well on receivers on crossing routes. Comfortable in the box or playing deep. Angles to the ball could be improved, but usually has the length and agility to still make the play.
Intangibles: Team captain as a senior who understood his role as a motivator and leader by example for the team's younger players. Academic all-conference in 2008, 2009. Navy transfer could be a red flag, but Miles and his coaches say he learned discipline and respect during his time in Annapolis. Special teams contributor. Durable four-year starter.
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04-08-2010, 12:02 AM
the baltimore ravens select Cameron Sheffield DE/OLB TROY
Cameron Sheffield (DE)
this pick is just to add some depth behind suggs and company on that ravens D. They are just getting some projects to become the future learning from great players.
04-08-2010, 12:14 AM
The Arizona Cardinals have triple checked the alpha list, and then stayed up extremely late just to select Jeff Owens, DT, Georgia. I'm not sure how he'll find a role, but a player with his size, ability, leadership, work ethic, and a mythical level of strength (44 mof'ing reps - 1 off the combine record), he's simply TOO amazing of a prospect to not dive all over at this point in the draft, and I'm semi shocked he wasn't gone by mid-round 4.
04-08-2010, 03:04 AM
With the 196th pick in the 2010 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select: Leigh Tiffin, K, Alabama<center>
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PK Leigh Tiffin, Alabama Sr. 6-2 212. Tiffin is Alabama's all-time leader with 378 points and 82 field goals during his 45-game career with the Tide. He has also converted 132 career extra points. During the 2009 season, Tiffin converted 29 of 33 field goal attempts and 38 of 41 extra points. The 29 field goals established the single-season school record. Tiffin converted all five field goal attempts in the Tide's 22-3 win at Mississippi on Oct. 10. He also nailed four field goals in wins over No. 7 Virginia Tech and Tennessee. He was a three-time Lou Groza Star of Stars recipient after wins over Virginia Tech, Mississippi and Tennessee. He was also named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week following the win over Tennessee. He was a finalist for the Groza Award.
STRENGTHS: Tiffin possesses adequate size and is a good enough athlete for the position. Has maintained solid mechanics throughout his career. Has adequate leg strength on long field goal attempts. Has been very accurate. Has a solid work ethic and has shown metal toughness in big games.
WEAKNESSES: Not a lot of major areas of concern with Tiffin. May need to improve his kickoff depth at the next level to consistently win the field position battle.
A position of major need for the Cowboys, Tiffin is a student of recently added kicking consultant Chris Boniol.
PICK MADE AT 5:05 A.M. EST
04-08-2010, 11:55 AM
With the 198th Pick NY Jets J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS Select :
Zac Robinson, QB, Oklahoma St.
Zac Robinson is often overshadowed by other quarterbacks in the Big 12, but he has been just as productive. Even as a redshirt freshman in 2006, Robinson was productive as a backup to Bobby Reid. The following season Robinson won the starting job over Reid and proved to be a very efficient signal caller. He completed 60.4 percent of his passes and threw 23 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. In 2008 he was even more efficient, completing 65.0 percent of his passes and throwing for 25 touchdowns.
In 2009, Robinson has been struggling on occasion. His completion percentage is down and he only has 15 touchdown passes and has thrown seven interceptions through ten games. Those numbers will keep him out of the conversation as far as being a top quarterback prospect goes, but at 6-3 and 218 pounds, Robinson has the size and the skills to be a productive quarterback at the next level.
As Robinson's stock drops, others' are rising. Players like Jimmy Clausen, Tony Pike and Jake Locker were on the same level with Robinson heading into the 2009 season, but are now likely to be taken ahead of the Oklahoma State signal caller. That leaves Robinson as a mid-level selection (unless he has a great senior week and NFL Combine). 2/15 Update: And thus far Robinson has been doing great during the off-season workouts. He was easily the best quarterback at the Senior Bowl and ended up throwing for 176 yards and a touchdown. Compared to Pike, Tim Tebow and Dan LeFevour, Robinson was brilliant and the only quarterback on the field that played under control and made smart decisions
Pick made at 1:55 PM ET
04-08-2010, 02:24 PM
With the 197th overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Houston Texans select TE Tony Moeaki from Iowa.
Injuries have prevented Moeaki from meeting the lofty expectations he brought to Iowa as a high school All-American and the top tight end prospect in the country by some recruiting services. Even in his first-team All-Big Ten breakout senior season (30 receptions, 387 yards, four touchdowns) he missed three games with a high ankle sprain.
After two years in which he offered solid blocking and receiving as a reserve (11-140-3 in 2006, 8-112-0 in 2005 as a true freshman), he played only nine games with one start in 2008 (13-144-1) due to nagging injuries and concussions and four games in 2007 (14-170-3) before receiving a medical redshirt due to a broken wrist and dislocated elbow.
When healthy, Moeaki's strong blocking and ability to make spectacular catches make it easy to picture him as an NFL starter. those durability issues will not disappear during the draft process no matter how much he impressed scouts with his hands and athleticism at the Combine and his pro day.
pick made at 2:24 Mountain Time
04-08-2010, 08:06 PM
With the 200th selection, GoWyo and the Eagles select:
Walter Thurmond, CB, Oregon
04-08-2010, 08:09 PM
with the 201st selection JCMElway and Kansas City selects:
Kade Weston, DT, Georgia
Mediator, here's that space-eater you ordered. It was all part of the "plan." More info on Weston to come, I gotta scoot.
Time is 8:09 PM MST
04-08-2010, 09:07 PM
With the 202nd selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...
TE Colin Peek, Alabama.
Pick made at 9:05 pm MST. Jaguars are on the clock, I believe.
04-08-2010, 11:05 PM
With the 200th selection the Philadelphia Eagles select:
Walter Thurmond III, CB, Oregon, 5'11", 189
Thurmond is the kind of prospect coaches really like because of his outstanding work ethic and competitiveness. Additionally, he’s a player with good size, strength and athleticism for the cornerback position. Also possesses good ball skills needed to make the tough interception. Was a highly productive player for the Ducks throughout his career and brings more value to the table as a return specialist.
Despite a quality frame, Thurmond lacks a little bulk and needs to improve his hand use to ward off blockers when coming up in run support. Durability is another possible area of concern as he’s coming off season-ending knee injury.
04-09-2010, 12:24 AM
Kade Weston, Nose Tackle, Georgia
Another powerful nose tackle with the length to be looked at as a possible 3-4 DE conversion project. Pretty strong (should get 30 reps at his pro day.) Does a good job of eating up blockers. Has the most upside of any of the 3 Georgia DTs. Has caused problems for opposing offenses time and again. Not getting anywhere near the credit he deserves and thus could be a bargain pick for somebody in the late rounds. Shows up every day and punches the time clock.
Not the productive type. Hasn't shown a huge array of moves. Doesn't get to the quarterback (something NFL teams value these days). Is a bit ground bound, and laterally challenged. Will have to remain purely a rotation guy at the next level, UNLESS he can successfully transition to 3-4 DE where he may not have the sustained energy level to be a starter.
5th round - purely on upside.
Kade is on the left.
04-09-2010, 12:28 AM
OK, a real Weston picture.....
04-09-2010, 07:26 AM
With the 204th pick, sirhcyennek81 selects Doug Worthington, DE, OSU.
Eddie Mac and the New England Patriots are on the clock at 9:26 a.m. MST.
04-09-2010, 10:23 AM
The Jacksonville Jaguars select: Marcus Easley, WR, Univ. of Connecticut
Height: 6-3 Weight: 210
40 Time: 4.39
04/02/10 - PRO DAY RESULTS: When position coaches are dispatched to a pro day, it typically signifies a definite interest in a particular prospect. Remember that when it comes to Connecticut WR Marcus Easley (6-foot-2 3/4, 211 pounds). Included among the 20 team representatives on hand for UConn’s pro day were the receivers coaches from the Jets and Ravens. That could be a good sign for Easley’s draft stature, and he took advantage of the attention. He stood on most of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, but posted an impressive 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and looked good in position drills. – Gil Brandt, NFL.com
pick made @ 10:23 am mtn time.
04-09-2010, 11:51 AM
With the 205th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Emmanuel Sanders WR SMU
Release: Good, not great, quickness off the line. Has the deep speed to accelerate past the average NFL cornerback on vertical routes. Plants to get inside for slants or seam routes after taking corner upfield one or two steps.
Hands: Solid receiver who adjusts to low, wide and short throws downfield as well as leap to bring in overthrown passes. Loses concentration on catchable passes at times when trying to make something happen before the catch. Adequate vertical on jump balls, may not win the strength battles at the next level. Tracks balls over either shoulder, but lacks great flexibility to continue running at full speed. Ball security can be an issue, though, as he will hold the ball loosely as a receiver and returner (three fumbles in 2009).
Route running: Takes advantage of spread offense, using his speed to press corners and a quick shift to get the seam or corner route. Adequate body control, gets a bit loose on the run but manages to get feet down before going out of bounds. Effective on jerk routes because of his knack for crossing the field in front of linebackers.
After the catch: A bit of a long strider but flashes the ability to sink his hips, cut inside or outside, and accelerate after the catch. Best when sidestepping oncoming defensive backs and using quick cuts when running downfield. Should get a chance as a punt returner, though he must be consistent in his willingness to run straight upfield instead of running backwards or getting the corner against quicker NFL special teamers.
Blocking: Usually tries to fake defender into thinking he's going into a route to keep him out of the play instead of blocking on the line. He will get in the way or even lower a shoulder downfield against defenders focused on the ball, but his slight build and marginal effort makes it tough to him to sustain.
Intangibles: Earned his place as a team leader in 2009, getting his teammates to work harder so they could go bowling this season. Suspended for the last two games of 2008 for three minor academic and football violations. That's not a major character issue; in fact, it probably pushed him to be better.
Pick made at 1-50PM ET, Carmelo and the 49ers are OTC.[/QUOTE]
04-09-2010, 11:57 AM
With pick 206, the San Francisco 49ers and Carmelo15 select Kelton Tindal, WR, Newberry.
Pick made at 11:56 a.m. MST. The Tennessee Titans and chickennob2 are now on the clock.
04-09-2010, 06:04 PM
With the 208th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Daniel Te'o-Nesheim OLB Washington
Pass rush: Varies his speed off the edge. Is able to gain the edge more often than you'd expect for only having marginal overall burst and acceleration. Quick, active hands and a good pass-rush repertoire, including a swim, rip and developing club move. Good overall strength for the bull rush. Cerebral pass rusher that recognizes the screen and will drop off to locate the receiver. Reads the quarterback's eyes and times his leaps in an effort to knock down passes at the line of scrimmage.
Run defense: Better strength than his size would indicate to hold up at the point of attack. Good lateral agility slip wide and the discipline to keep contain. Funnels the action back inside to his teammates. Good hustle laterally and downfield.
Explosion: Provides a good initial pop to shed blocks. Flashes some pop to knock the ballcarrier to the ground. Has a short area burst to gather momentum and explode into the ballcarrier. Can separate the ball from the ballcarrier.
Strength: Good pad level and overall strength for the bull rush and to maintain his position in the running game. Anchors well and has the strength and placement in his hands to stack and shed. Good catch and drag down tackler, able to latch on even when still fighting off the blocker.
Tackling: Effective wrap-up tackler that flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. Stalks the ballcarrier and shows good speed and better than expected agility to track him down. Good chase defender who hustles in pursuit.
Intangibles: Highly respected by fans, teammates and the coaching staff. Was a consistent recipient of hustle awards throughout his career - earning the Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad Player of the Year when redshirting in 2005 to earning the John P. Angel Defensive Lineman of the Year from 2007-09. Recognized as the Defensive MVP following the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Voted team captain in 2008 and 2009. Participated on the UW track and field team, throwing the shot put and discus and finishing 14th and 16th, respectively, at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships.
Pick made at 8-05PM ET, SoDak Bronco and the Buffalo Bills are OTC.
04-09-2010, 06:41 PM
The Tennessee Titans select Michael Hoomanawanwanui, TE, Illinois
just for the jersey
04-09-2010, 06:54 PM
Buffalo Bills Select-
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C.J. Wilson, DE East Carolina
Wilson's strength and technique at the point of attack helped him emerge as one of the nation's most productive defensive ends. He was named Conference USA's Defensive MVP as a senior, racking up 57 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He returned a blocked extra point against Southern Miss to help the team get back to the Conference USA championship game, where it beat Houston.
Hardly a one-year wonder, Wilson came on to start seven games as a true freshman (he put off enrolling until the 2006 spring semester to meet academic requirements) with four sacks. As a sophomore he forced his way into the starting lineup after a few games, earning second-team All-Conference USA with seven sacks. Wilson had 70 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks in 2008 to earn first-team all-conference accolades. Clifford James Wilson has the look of a top-100 pick, although depth at the position will force him down some team's draft boards. Though not particularly flashy in terms of beating tackles off the edge, his strength and workmanlike effort as a pass rusher earn respect among scouts.
04-10-2010, 12:19 AM
BroncoBuff stepping in ...
With the 199th pick of the draft, the MINNESOTA VIKINGS select ...
Phil Loadholt and Bryant McKinnie seem solid to me, but all the sites said OT is a Vikings need, so we'll bag one in the 6th.
Adam Ulatoski was a four-year starter for the Longhorns ... RT in '06 and '07, LT in '08 and '09. All Big XII last two years. At 6-7 305, he is a strong, smart and well-coached player. Can back up both tackle positions for now, long term best case scenario he could develop into a David Stewart type player.
He's a high-character guy, so he might feel out of place with the Vikings ... but then again he might start a trend.
Pick made Saturday 12:15 a.m.
04-10-2010, 02:31 AM
With the 211th pick in the draft, SpringStein and the Washington Redskins select Antonio Coleman, DE, Auburn.
Pick made at 2:30 a.m. MST. The Miami Dolphins and NFLBRONCO are on the clock until 8:30 a.m. MST.
04-10-2010, 06:36 AM
Info on Rod Coleman:
Six seniors at Auburn University worked out indoors on FieldTurf for scouts from 28 NFL teams. DE/OLB Antonio Coleman (6-1, 248) ran a 4.78 and 4.77 40-yard dash, had a 33.5-inch vertical leap, 9-foot, 8-inch broad jump, 4.46 short shuttle, 7.09 three-cone drill and kept his bench press results from the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
After serving in a backup role in 2006, Coleman developed into one of the SEC's most feared pass-rushers in '07 and '08, earning all-conference accolades both seasons and posting a combined 29 tackles for loss and 15 sacks.
Coleman started off slow as a senior, partially tearing a ligament in his wrist that required a cast on his right hand and made it difficult for him to fight through blocks. Once the cast was removed, however, Coleman was a terror -- posting 7.5 sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss over his final seven games, including the Outback Bowl victory over Northwestern. Despite his slow start, Coleman led the SEC in tackles for loss (16.5) and sacks (10) in 2009.
Coleman's production behind the line of scrimmage is impossible to ignore. So too, however, is his lack of size, which is why so many of his total tackles (151) occur for loss. Coleman may have to prove he's athletic and instinctive enough for coverage.
04-10-2010, 10:15 AM
Pick # 212 Miami selects
Patrick Stoudamire, CB, Western Illinois
10:15 am mst
SEATTLE your up
04-10-2010, 10:39 AM
7-06(213) Seattle picks
Shelley Smith, OG
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 300 | College: Colorado State
04-10-2010, 12:21 PM
With the 214th pick the Cleveland Browns select Danario Alexander, WR, Missouri
6'5", 215 lbs.
Alexander is a huge WR with adequate straight-line speed and good ball skills, especially when going over the middle and catching the ball in traffic. He is competitive to the ball when covered and should have an immediate impact as a red zone receiver at the next level. He still needs work on his route running skills as he will telegraph his moves at times. He is more than just a willing blocker and has shown the kind of work ethic and competitiveness to make you think he could develop into a quality receiver at the next level.
Very tall with a monster frame and good bulk. Has the toughness and strong hands to make difficult catches in traffic. High points the ball effectively making him a red zone threat. Very fluid player that lowers his hips and maintains speed in and out of breaks. Great blocker that does not shy away from contact.
Takes too long to get into top gear and struggles to get separation on underneath routes. Raw route runner that struggles to set up defensive backs and find holes in coverage. Has struggled to stay on the field due to three major knee surgeries.
04-10-2010, 01:17 PM
At pick 215 the oakland raiders select DT Earl Mitchell from Arizona
295 and ran a 4.73 40, oakland's kind of player
04-10-2010, 06:42 PM
With pick 210, the Bucs select DE O'Brien Schoefield Wisconsin
04-11-2010, 02:54 AM
With the 217th pick, the Bucs select WR Freddie Barnes Bowling Green
04-11-2010, 09:57 AM
with pick 219 Miami selects
Joe Pawelek, ILB, Baylor
pick made 9:56 am mst
04-11-2010, 10:24 AM
With the 220th selection, sirhcyennek81 selects Brandon Banks, WR/KR, Kansas State.
eddie mac and the New England Patriots are now on the clock.
04-11-2010, 01:18 PM
buffalo bills select- Roddrick Muckleroy ILB Texas
Pass Rush/Blitz: Used as a pass rusher from the middle in 2009, he has the quickness and the tackling ability to attack the QB or be effective in the run blitz. Agile enough to jump over running back cut blocks. Good change-of-direction agility to track the quarterback down outside the pocket. Must prove he is strong enough to get off NFL fullback blocks and drag down stronger pro quarterbacks and running backs in the backfield.
Intangibles: Quiet intimidator. Hustles on the field and knows his responsibilities. Known for his knowledge of the game and film study. Earned Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award for coming back from ruptured tendon in right ring finger suffered in 2006. No major character issues. NFL Comparison: Michael Boley, New York Giants
04-11-2010, 01:30 PM
With the 221st pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Joe Hawley OG/OC UNLV
Pass blocking: Quick pass set, but often lines up in a two-point stance in UNLV's spread offense. Keeps feet moving after initial contact to stay in front of defender. Strong punch, but will overextend and lose his balance. Quick feet to maintain contact throughout the play, even when defenders take advantage of space afforded them with the line's wide splits. Plays with good leverage, and rarely gets pushed back into the quarterback. Good pre-snap awareness; will point out blitzers to the center. Picks up extra rushers quite well, punching his man and recoiling to catch and hold up the linebacker. Agile enough to help out tackles on the edge, but his consistent lunging at ends in space allows them to avoid or shed him too easily.
Run blocking: Mauler inside who latches onto defenders (both inside and outside the numbers) and does not let go. Strong enough to turn his man out of the hole. Keeps feet moving after contact; capable of driving three-technique tackles into the ground through his effort to sustain the block. Willing to add himself to the pile to drive the ballcarrier forward or pull defenders off him. Should be solid in a zone system, as he can block and move very well. Will lose the angle on his defender at times, allowing penetration on zone plays. Lacks great bulk to handle NFL tackles one-on-one; may be viewed as a center only by some teams.
Pulling/trapping: Very agile; gets around the center easily to trap and has the quickness to pull around the tackle. Not very consistent hitting his target on the move, however. Misses too many players coming inside-out to disrupt the play. Struggles to sustain if not immediately locking on because he bends at the waist instead of dropping his hips. Needs work on getting low on cut blocks.
Initial Quickness: More than acceptable quickness off the snap; gets his hands into a defender's jersey on run plays and is able to get into pulls and traps easily. Defensive linemen find it difficult to get a great initial push on pass rushes or in obvious run situations.
Downfield: Excellent mobility to reach the second level. Hustles to make second or third blocks, and can be downfield to help his running back off the ground. Lacks great flexibility to adjust to oncoming defenders, and will lunge at linebackers and allow them to elude or shed him at the second level.
Intangibles: Strong, confident, vocal leader for the offensive line. Won the team's Rebel Spirit Award in 2009, given to a senior who exhibited toughness, positive attitude and a strong commitment to his teammates. His durability and versatility will be valued.
GO LEE WESTWOOD:~ohyah!:
Pick made at 3-30PM ET, Chickennob 2 and the Tennessee Titans are OTC.
04-11-2010, 01:38 PM
With the 218th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the Chicago Bears select
03/16/2010 - PRO DAY RESULTS: Vikings coach Brad Childress had his entire staff on hand for pro day at the University of Minnesota on Wednesday. While the field conditions weren't ideal, Minnesota coach Tim Brewster put together a first-rate event. The prospects ran indoors on old AstroTurf. In total, 31 NFL teams were represented and had an opportunity to see eight noteworthy prospects perform. LB Simoni Lawrence (6-0 3/8, 229) ran a 4.57 and 4.55 in the 40, had a 10-7 broad jump, a 4.35 short shuttle and a 6.88 three-cone drill. He stood on his vertical jump time from the combine, and did position drills. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
Undersized by most teams' standards, Lawrence still intrigues scouts because of his motor and speed. His head coach, former NFL assistant Tim Brewster, calls him the best athlete on the team. His success as a high school running back (2,136 yards, 26 touchdowns in his senior season) and production during his college career helps back Brewster's assertion.
Lawrence started his career at Valley Forge Military Academy, where he was twice numbed Seaboard Conference Player of the Year as a safety (10 interceptions in 2006). He made an immediate impact on the Gophers' defense as a junior, starting only five games but finishing fifth on the team with 66 tackles and second with 10.5 tackles for loss, while forcing two fumbles and scoring two touchdowns (interception return, fumble return). In 2009, he was named honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the league's coaches, starting every game and making 85 tackles, eight for loss playing the strong side despite barely standing 6-feet.
Lawrence's ability to be a factor in coverage (two interceptions, seven pass breakups in 2008-2009) may help teams searching for a versatile zone linebacker and special teams contributor to overlook his short stature, lack of bulk and relative inexperience at the position.
Read & React: Active player who attacks the ball but also over-pursues and take false steps. Does not always keep containment as needed, and takes aggressive angle and fails to recover.
Run defense: Chases downfield and even down the line when lined up at the nine-technique. Good strength to flow to the ball when engaged. Dispatches slot receivers coming out to get him on run blocks. Will be engulfed by NFL tackles and blocking tight ends and doesn't punch consistently enough to get off those blocks. Best in a stack formation where he can search out the ball and attack. Willing to take on fullback blocks in the hole.
Pass defense: Speed of a safety on the edge. Lacks height to match up with tight ends down the seam; also easy for receivers to create separation using their length on out routes. Quick in his drop but needs to work on his angles and on moving in space efficiently, keeping his knees bent and smoothly transitioning using his hips. Moves well while reading the quarterback's eyes and is aware of receivers in zone coverage. Inconsistent hands on interceptions, and will struggle to catch balls outside of his frame.
Tackling: Solid tackler in the open field, gets his feet underneath him and uses his low center of gravity to explode into ballcarriers. Fair arm length for his size, usually wrapping up to make the stop even against larger tight ends and running backs. Hustles to the ball downfield and across the field. Takes aggressive angles when coming forward but recognizes when he needs to be last line of defense. Does not have elite change of direction ability to turn the corner as a pass rusher or make a play against elusive runners outside. Could be a hammer who plays without abandon on special teams coverage units.
Pass Rush/Blitz: Has the speed to reach the passer on a delayed blitz. Does not have many moves and must learn to use violent hands to beat tight end blocks and defeat cuts. Some strength to get under blockers' pads and push but doesn't knock them back. Gets knocked off balance or pushed around the pocket easily if met by tackles on the edge.
Intangibles: Confident, talkative player who expects the best of himself and his teammates. Works hard in the weight room and is willing to mix it up on the field or in practice. One of four defensive captains for the Gophers in 2009.
Lawrence finished 4th on the team with 85 total tackles/56 solo. He had 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 passes broken up and 1 forced fumble in 2009.
High-impact performer had a huge influence on the Gopher defense in just his first year at the major college level proved to be an extremely versatile player, displaying excellent coverage skills while also excelling in run support and rushing the passer earned playing time in all 13 games with five starts ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with 66, despite coming off the bench in 8 of 13 games was second on the team in tackles for losses with 10.5, including 4.0 sacks tallied one interception, three pass breakups, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles also scored two touchdowns - one on an interception return and one on a fumble return earned first letter. Game-by Game: came off the bench to record three unassisted tackles, with one tackle for loss, and a forced fumble in the season opener vs. Northern Illinois (8/30) made his first career start at Bowling Green (9/6), totaling seven tackles, including an assist on a sack made four total stops (three solo) against Montana State (9/13) credited with four total tackles, including an 8-yard sack, vs. Florida Atlantic (9/20) also returned his first career interception 50 yards for a touchdown and tallied a pass breakup against the Owls credited with three total tackles, including a tackle for loss, at Ohio State (9/27) assisted on a tackle and notched a pair of pass breakups vs. Indiana (10/4) turned in a huge performance at Illinois (10/11) with nine total tackles (six unassisted), two tackles for losses, including a sack, and a 9-yard fumble return for a touchdown (10/11) totaled five tackles (three solo), including a 6-yard sack, at Purdue (10/25) led the Gophers with nine total tackles (seven solo) and assisted on a tackle for loss vs. Northwestern (11/1) had a big game against Michigan (11/8), collecting eight tackles (seven unassisted), including a pair for losses totaled seven tackles and forced a fumble at Wisconsin (11/15) collected four tackles (three solo) and assisted on a sack against Iowa (11/22) tallied two tackles and one tackle for loss vs. Kansas
Though he is a shorter OLB The Bears are hoping his standout coverage skills and ability in zone coverages will make him a perfect fit to learn from the veteren LBs. He can also step in right away on special teams!:strong:
04-11-2010, 02:23 PM
Tennessee selects Curtis Steele, running back, Memphis
04-11-2010, 04:21 PM
With the 223rd pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:
Josh Hull, ILB Penn State
Pick made at 4:22 pm MST
04-11-2010, 05:20 PM
With the 224th pick, the Bucs select OLB Keenan Clayton Oklahoma
04-11-2010, 05:46 PM
the Oakland Raiders select TE/HB/WR Jameson Konz from Kent St.
He had an absolutely amazing workout running anywhere from 4.38-4.44 with a 46" VL. At 6'3 235 that is pretty incredible and worth a late round flier.
04-11-2010, 05:59 PM
With the 226th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Clay Harbor TE/FB Missouri State
Release: Lines up wide or inside, with good quickness out of three-point or receiver stance. Gets to top speed fast, and can accelerate past linebackers down the seam. Lacks a second gear in the open field.
Hands: Reliable receiver who hangs onto balls in traffic or after a big hit. Good leaping ability to go over linebackers and safeties when needed. Uses his hands to catch passes when facing the quarterback.
Route running: Gets out into his route quickly, but can be knocked off his path by linebackers. Not really sudden, but will sink his hips at times to make routes crisp. Will be physical to get separation while making his cut. Works to get open if his quarterback is scrambling.
After the catch: Not an especially elusive or agile runner, but uses his length to hold off would-be tacklers in space. Tucks the ball away before heading upfield. Used on screens to get the ball in his hands, as quarterback play was uneven at best.
Blocking: Plays with his hand down on the line often, and shows some pop coming off the ball on run plays. Blocks with aggression and doesn't give up after initial contact. Good length and fair upper-body strength; extends to maintain space with end or linebacker on the edge and can stay engaged for a few seconds. Can get ripped off if he fails to use that length. Gets out-quicked by better ends on occasion, but fights hard on the next play. Combos to seal the edge and then get to linebacker with cut blocks; could try to sustain at the second level.
Intangibles: Durable player who put in the work to become more than just an adequate blocker. Plays with a nasty streak. No major off-field issues.
Pick made at 8-00PM ET, 24champ and the Houston Texans are OTC.
04-11-2010, 06:33 PM
With the 227th overall Pick and the Houston Texans final selection of the 2010 draft. We select Quarterback Levi Brown from Troy.
After sitting out the 2007 season, Brown was third on the 2008 depth chart and didn't see action until the sixth game of the season. Once on the field, Brown exploded, throwing for 2,030 yards and a 15-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio over the final eight games. His breakout performance earned him Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year honors, foreshadowing his even more impressive success in 2009. Starting every game, Brown completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 4,254 yards and a TD-to-INT ratio of 23-9.
Well-liked by fans, teammates and coaches. Voted a 2009 team captain. Wanted to transfer from Richmond due to their focus on the running game. Originally attempted to transfer to Middle Tennessee State due to the proximity to his hometown, but they weren't interested. Originally sent his film to Troy in an effort to make MTSU jealous.
PICK MADE AT 6:33 PM MOUNTAIN TIME.
With the 228th pick, the Bengals select:
pick made at 10:20PM PST
Sergio Render (G) - Virginia Tech
04-12-2010, 04:08 AM
With the 229th pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Kavell Conner ILB Clemson
Read & React: Quick to read run. Attacks the line of scrimmage to beat offensive linemen to the running back. A step slow recognizing the pass and has only moderate acceleration to close after he's done so.
Run defense: Recognizes run quickly and takes good angles to the ball. Good lateral agility to elude blockers and the vision to flow through the trash on his way to the ball-carrier. Relies on his initial pop to keep away from blockers, as he struggles to disengage once they get their hands on him. Spends too much time fighting with blockers and loses sight of the ball. Inconsistent hustle in downfield pursuit.
Pass defense: Only adequate awareness in coverage. Doesn't get much depth on his drops and relies on reading the quarterback's eyes to get a break on the ball. Struggles changing direction and has only marginal straight-line speed to cover tight ends.
Tackling: Flashes some explosiveness as a hitter. Uncoils on the ballcarrier by bringing his hips through the tackle, but will occasionally leave his feet looking for the knockout blow and can glance off powerful runners. Will have to do a better job of wrapping up in the NFL.
Pass Rush/Blitz: Times his blitz, showing good acceleration to close on the quarterback. Lacks the agility in close quarters to avoid blockers and doesn't use his hands well enough to gain freedom from offensive linemen who pick him up. Can overpower the tight end or back with a bull rush, but shows little overall technique.
Intangibles: Tough. Won the 2008 Dedication Award for performance in the weight room. Lifted 560 pounds in the squat. Has played in 53 games and never missed a game.
Pick made at 6-10AM ET, DBroncos4life and Green Bay are OTC.
04-12-2010, 07:01 AM
Packers select Andrew Tyshovnytsky OG/T Fordham
Height: 6-4. Weight: 317.
Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.91.
Benchx225: 33. Arm: .
Projected Round (2010):
3/9/10: Andrew Tyshovnytsky shined at his Pro Day. In addition to running a 4.91 and benching 225 pounds 33 times, he performed well in the positional drills.
Pick made 8:00 AM Central
04-12-2010, 08:25 AM
With the 231st pick of the OM 2010 NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots select
Brent Bowden P Virginia Tech
Frank Beamer's Hokies are nationally recognized for their special teams prowess, which is one of the reasons Virginia Tech has proven to be an NFL hotbed for specialist prospects.
Lanky, experienced and possessing a strong, accurate leg, Bowden emerged in 2009 as one of the country's finest punters, leading the ACC with 43.9 yards per punt while also showing the touch to place the ball inside the 20-yard line.
Bowden has always shown a strong leg, but too often out-kicked his coverage in his early years. Perhaps most impressive to scouts was Bowden's improvement in hang-time and directional punting. His inconsistent kicks in 2008 often put the coverage units in precarious positions, leading to three punt returns for scores (zero in 2009).
Punters: Two-and-a-half step, right-footed punter. Good length and lateral agility to handle poorly-snapped balls. Catches the ball cleanly and has an efficient drop. Gains good height on his kicks quickly and has good leg extension. Improved hang time and directional skills as a senior. Placed 72 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line over the past three years -- compared to 28 going for touchbacks. Could improve his angles in tracking down returners. Isn't as athletic as his frame would indicate and has struggled to track down returners when he has the opportunity (one career tackle). Reliable holder for PATs and field goals.
Pick made at 10-30AM ET, iDenver and Baltimore are OTC.
04-12-2010, 09:08 AM
iDenver and the Ravens select:
Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.53.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.58.
Vertical: . Broad: .
Projected Round (2010): 5-6
Seyi Ajirotutu is a big receiver threat to come in and help that ravens offense and learn behind Boldin and Mason. He has a huge frame at 6-3 and is a receiver project.