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BowlenBall 04-18-2013 08:35 AM

Post Your Favorite Draft Sleepers Here
 
We usually do this at the tail end of our UDFA thread, but I thought it would be more user-friendly to do it in a separate thread.

Who are some of your favorite sleepers in this draft? Post a full bio / analysis here, or at least a few sentences about why you've got a man-crush on some unknown prospect.

04-18-2013 08:41 AM

Cooper Taylor SS
Quanterus Smith DE
Ty Powell LB
Melvin White CB
Michael Hill RB
Chris Jones DT

BowlenBall 04-18-2013 08:49 AM

Eric Breitenstein, RB/FB, Wofford

http://www.collegesportingnews.com/s...eitenstein.jpg

Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 229 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.75
Vertical jump: 36"
Broad jump: 9' 10"
220-lb. bench: 22 reps
20-yard shuttle: 4.36
3-cone drill: 7.02

Statistics:
2008: 59 carries, 359 yards (6.7 ypc), 2 touchdowns
2009: 28 carries, 187 yards (6.7 ypc), 3 touchdowns
2010: 267 carries, 1639 yards (6.1 ypc), 22 touchdowns
2011: 268 carries, 1474 yards (5.5 ypc), 19 touchdowns
2012: 290 carries, 2035 yards (7.0 ypc), 19 touchdowns

Career: 912 carries, 5730 yards (6.3 ypc), 65 touchdowns

BowlenBall 04-18-2013 09:02 AM

Nick Driskill, S, Mount Union

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...0vmxYh5DFaFU_g

Height: 5' 08" (I know, I know)
Weight: 197 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.53
Vertical jump: 43.5" :o
Broad jump: 10' 08"
225-lb. bench: 29 reps
Short shuttle: 4.16
3-cone drill: 7.00

Statistics
2009: 43 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 1 INT, 4 passes defensed
2010: 80 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 5 INT, 9 passes defensed
2011: 113 tackles, 17.0 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 4 INT, 13 passes defensed
2012: 101 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 INT, 11 passes defensed

Career: 337 tackles, 51.5 TFL, 13 sacks, 12 INT, 37 passes defensed

BowlenBall 04-18-2013 09:15 AM

Paul Worrilow, ILB, Delaware

http://www.bluehens.com/videos/video...INAL%20Web.jpg

Height: 6' 02"
Weight: 238 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.59
Vertical jump: 34.5"
Broad jump: 10' 04"
225-lb bench: 30 reps
Short shuttle: 3.97
3-cone drill: 6.50

Statistics
2009: 60 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR
2010: 113 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR
2011: 97 tackles, 11 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF, 1 FR
2012: 107 tackles, 9 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FF

Career: 377 tackles, 33.5 TFL, 8 sacks, 5 FF, 3 FR

eddie mac 04-18-2013 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bmore Manning (Post 3830413)
Cooper Taylor SS
Quanterus Smith DE
Ty Powell LB
Melvin White CB
Michael Hill RB
Chris Jones DT

I wouldn't regard either of those as sleepers, both will be off the board by the end of the 4th rd IRL.

BowlenBall 04-18-2013 09:29 AM

....And here's one that Mediator12 jumped me on in the UDFA round:

Phillip Steward, OLB, Houston

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...Al8Q8nsc8s6cNR

Height: 6' 00"
Weight: 237 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.62
Broad jump: 10' 02"
Vertical jump: 34.5"
225-lb bench: 26 reps
Short shuttle: 4.57
3-cone drill: 7.43

Statistics
2009: 89 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 0 sacks, 0 INT, 2 passes defensed
2010: 84 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, 9 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble
2011: 77 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 6 INT, 12 passes defensed
2012: 128 tackles, 19.0 TFL, 11 sacks, 2 INT, 5 passes defensed, 5 forced fumbles

Career: 378 tackles, 40 TFL, 14 sacks, 10 INT, 28 passes defensed, 6 forced fumbles

04-18-2013 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eddie mac (Post 3830432)
I wouldn't regard either of those as sleepers, both will be off the board by the end of the 4th rd IRL.

Appreciate the support.. It seems to come often from you..

Tombstone RJ 04-18-2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BowlenBall (Post 3830429)
Paul Worrilow, ILB, Delaware

http://www.bluehens.com/videos/video...INAL%20Web.jpg

Height: 6' 02"
Weight: 238 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.59
Vertical jump: 34.5"
Broad jump: 10' 04"
225-lb bench: 30 reps
Short shuttle: 3.97
3-cone drill: 6.50

Statistics
2009: 60 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 FF, 2 FR
2010: 113 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR
2011: 97 tackles, 11 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF, 1 FR
2012: 107 tackles, 9 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FF

Career: 377 tackles, 33.5 TFL, 8 sacks, 5 FF, 3 FR

:thumbs:

DBroncos4life 04-18-2013 10:30 AM

Quanterus Smith, DE, WKU
Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton (even though his hype is building)
Glenn Foster, DT, Illinois
Jordan Campbell, OLB, New Mexico Highlands
Travis Long, OLB, Washington State

Mediator12 04-18-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BowlenBall (Post 3830436)
....And here's one that Mediator12 jumped me on in the UDFA round:

Phillip Steward, OLB, Houston

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...Al8Q8nsc8s6cNR

Height: 6' 00"
Weight: 237 lbs.
40-yard dash: 4.62
Broad jump: 10' 02"
Vertical jump: 34.5"
225-lb bench: 26 reps
Short shuttle: 4.57
3-cone drill: 7.43

Statistics
2009: 89 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 0 sacks, 0 INT, 2 passes defensed
2010: 84 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, 9 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble
2011: 77 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 6 INT, 12 passes defensed
2012: 128 tackles, 19.0 TFL, 11 sacks, 2 INT, 5 passes defensed, 5 forced fumbles

Career: 378 tackles, 40 TFL, 14 sacks, 10 INT, 28 passes defensed, 6 forced fumbles

Dude, he stood out on tape when I was trying to watch DJ Hayden! He did everything for HOU and was a 4 year starter. I just kept going who is #42?

2012 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB-Phillip Steward, Sr., Houston, has been selected First Team All-Conference USA (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. A linebacker with 47 consecutive starts, Steward led the league and was 14th nationally with 11 sacks. The senior led Conference USA and was fourth nationally with five forced fumbles. He was second in the league and ninth nationally with 19 tackles for loss. The Missouri City, Texas, native led Houston and was ninth nationally with 128 tackles. Steward also had three interceptions, three pass breakups, one fumble recovery and 10 quarterback hurries.

Mat'hir Uth Gan 04-18-2013 02:37 PM

I drafted most of my favorite sleepers in the 7th Round:

DE/LB Eric Martin, Nebraska
OT Roger Gaines, Tennessee State
S Cody Davis, Texas Tech
RB Michael James, Miami

I also really like:

DT AJ Francis, Maryland
CB Mike Edwards, Hawaii

And this UCF RB, Latavius Murray that Jebures found looks really interesting.



I'll list all my UDFAs as Sleepers, because I feel they are. Except for Locke, whom laughingly fell to Free Agency #2. I'm not overly high on Replogle or Rallis either, but I really like my first 12 UDFAs.



1. Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech 6’2, 215
Stats: 69%, 4147 Yds, 7.9 YPA, 31TDs, 5INTs, 177RYds, 4TDs
Measurables: 4.71 40, 30 Vert, 112 Broad, 4.28 Shuttle, 6.98 3 Cone.
Awards: Sammy Baugh Award (Nation’s top passer), WAC Offensive Player of the Year, ALL-WAC 1st Team
Notes: Set college football’s all time record with 444 passes without an interception. Extremely accurate QB with good mobility, only knock is his height and deep arm strength.
Compares favorably to Andy Dalton.
Draft Grade: 6th Round.

2. PJ Lonergan, OC, LSU 6’3, 305
Stats: Leader of LSU O-line, 4 year starter. Really peaked my interest after I watched him dominate Alabama’s Jesse Williams when they matched up 1v1. Not a great athlete, but looks like a technician type with solid strength.
Measurables: 5.23 40, 26 Vert, 92 Broad, 4.93 Shuttle, 8.01 3 Cone, 25 Reps.
Draft Grade: 6th Round.

3. Marcus Cromartie, CB, Wisconsin 6’0, 195
Stats: 62 Tackles, 12 Passes Defended, 1 INT.
Measurables: 4.35 40, 34 Vert, 121 Broad, 4.19 Shuttle, 6.85 3 Cone, 14 Reps.
Awards: ALL BIG 10 Honorable Mention
Notes: Prototype NFL CB with size and speed, came on very strong his senior season.
Draft Grade: 6th Round.

4. John Lotulelei, LB, UNLV 5’11, 235
Stats: 121 Tackles, 2 Stuffs, 1INT, 2 Passes Defended, 2 Forced Fumbles
Measurables: 4.65 40, 35 Vert, 122 Broad, 4.30 Shuttle, 6.91 3 Cone, 25 Reps.
Awards: ALL MOUNTAIN WEST 1st Team, Butkus Watch List.
Notes: Explosive and athletic LB that only really started a full year. Came from JUCO.
Draft Grade: 6th Round.

5. Chris Hubbard, OG/OC, UAB 6’4, 295
Stats: Massive sleeper. Dominating RT prospect that will move inside to OG or OC. Elite athleticism and work ethic. Drew a ton of attention at UAB’s Pro Day and also was invited to workout at Alabama’s Pro Day, where he stole the show with his 4.71 40.
Link: http://nfldraftzone.com/draft-news/u...abama-pro-day/
Measurables: 4.71 40, 28 Vert, 108 Broad, 4.69 Shuttle, 7.52 3 Cone
Awards: ALL CONFERENCE USA 1st Team
Draft Grade: 6th Round.

6. Akeem Shavers, RB, Purdue 5’10, 200
Stats: 181C, 871 Yds, 4.8 YPC, 6TDs, 18 Rec, 370 Yds, 3TDs
Measurables: 4.40 40, 39 Vert, 131 Broad, 4.27 Shuttle, 6.89 3 Cone, 19 Reps.
Notes: Was timed between 4.35 and 4.47 at his Pro Day. Explosive athlete. JUCO player, so only really started this season. High developmental upside.
Draft Grade: 7th Round.

7. Sheldon Price, CB, UCLA 6’2, 190
Stats: 37 Tackles, 1 Stuff, 4INT, 5 Passes Defended, 1 Blocked Kick.
Measurables: 4.42 40, 39 Vert, 126 Broad, 4.4 Shuttle, 7.10 3 Cone, 6 Reps.
Notes: Excellent athlete with prototype size/speed for the CB position. 4 Year starter, but still a project that needs refinement and serious strength training.
Draft Grade: 7th Round.

8. Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico 6’6, 250
Stats: 5 Rec, 37 Yds.
Measurables: 4.65 40, 37 Vert, 124 Broad, 4.08 Shuttle, 6.99 3 Cone, 25 Reps.
Notes: New Mexico does not throw the ball now, but they did a few years ago and Reed put up solid numbers. Is the brother of Houston’s Brooks Reed. Very good athlete that is an all-around TE with plenty of experience run blocking. A sleeper.
Draft Grade: 7th Round – UDFA.

9. Dennis Johnson, RB/KR, Arkansas 5’7, 196
Stats: 137C, 757 Yds, 8TDs, 25 Rec, 160 Yds, 2TDs
Measurables: 4.48 40, 32.5 Vert, 118 Broad, 4.53 Shuttle, 7.13 3 Cone, 21 Reps.
Notes: Darren Sproles type. Was very effective as a Kick Returner his Freshman and Sophomore years, combining for 2036 Yards on 81 Returns, a 24.0 YPR average with 2 TDs.
Draft Grade: 7th Round – UDFA.

10. Jeff Locke, P, UCLA 6’1, 209
Stats: 77 Punts, 3337 Yards, 43.3 Avg
Awards: ALL PAC 12 First Team.
Notes: Incredibly talented Punter with excellent hang time and placement ability. Also a phenomenal Kickoff specialist, having gotten a Touchback on 68 of 89 Kickoffs, a 76% clip.
Draft Grade: 6th Round

11. Kemal Ishmael, S, Central Florida 5’11, 201
Stats: 124 Tackles, 5 Stuffs, 1 Sack, 3 INT, 4 Passes Defended, 5 Forced Fumbles.
Measurables: 4.63 40, 35.5 Vert, 123 Broad, 4.28 Shuttle, 6.75 3 Cone, 21 Reps.
Awards: Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year. Conference USA First Team.
Notes: Good athlete, 4 year starter, absolutely dominating Senior season. A little undersized, but should be great as a subpackage guy.
Draft Grade: 7th Round – UDFA.

12. Jamaal Johnson-Webb, OT, Alabama A&M 6’5, 313
Stats: Started football his Senior season in High School. Started all 4 years in college, the last three at OT. Needs an NFL weight lifting program for sure, but has enough mobility to stick at RT along with massive 35 ¾ arms. A 3 year project, but one with starting RT upside.
Draft Grade: 7th Round - UDFA

13. Adam Replogle, DT, Indiana 6’2, 300
Stats: 70 Tackles, 13 Stuffs, 4 Sacks, 1 Forced Fumble
Measurables: 5.08 40, 31 Vert, 106 Broad, 4.71 Shuttle, 7.62 3 cone, 38 Reps.
Awards: ALL BIG 10 2nd TEAM
Notes: Extremely strong but marginal athlete. Lacks size and quickness. Hard working type that might find a spot on the back end of a D-line rotation.
Draft Grade: UDFA

14. Mike Rallis, LB, Minnesota 6’1, 243
Stats: 80 Tackles, 5 Stuffs, 1 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble
Measurables: 4.69 40, 38 Vert, 126 Broad, 4.45 Shuttle, 7.20 3 cone, 25 Reps.
Notes: Good size and athleticism for an ILB prospect. Not overly productive, but was one of the best prospects at Minnesota and 28 teams went to their Pro Day. I also had to use the last of my salary cap.
Draft Grade: UDFA

BowlenBall 04-19-2013 12:30 PM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, WR, West Chechnya Polytechnic

http://media.lehighvalleylive.com/br...40fe634e07.jpg

Height: 5' 06"
Weight: 155 lbs.
40 yard dash: ?
Vertical jump: ?
Broad jump: ?
225-lb. bench: doubtful
Short shuttle: ?
3-cone drill: ?

College statistics:
?

Strengths: very elusive

Weakness: name looks like a bad scrabble rack; is pure evil

Pro comparison: Rae Carruth

OBF1 04-19-2013 01:11 PM

LOL

OBF1 04-19-2013 01:15 PM

My sleeper is James Wilson, OG Florida.

He was the rivals #8 High school prep coming out of HS. Played high school football in Florida with Tim Tebow. The guy can pull either direction, Has tremendous size at 6'4" 320lbs. and can pancake opposing D lineman. Watched him play his entire career at Florida. If he did not have nagging knee problems he would be a 2-3rd round pick. I know he has been in contact with a couple of NFL teams. If not selected in the draft, well worth bringing in for a look.

Besides, He is a Bronco's fan as well.

DBroncos4life 04-21-2013 11:59 PM

NFL Draft 2013: Statistical Analysis of RB Jordan Roberts, Charleston

*Our RB grades can and will change as more information comes in from Pro-Day workouts, leaked Wonderlic test results, etc. We will update ratings as new info becomes available.

*We use the term "Power RB" (RB-p) to separate physically bigger, more between the tackles capable RBs from our "speed RBs" group. "Speed RBs" (RB-s) are physically smaller, but much faster/quicker, and less likely to flourish between the tackles.



Jordan Roberts is currently rated as ESPN's number...wait a minute...sorry, not on their list. Not included in their top-70 RB prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.

Jordan Roberts on CBS Sports Draft list for RBs...hold on a second...where did I see him...oh, nope, sorry he's not on their list of the top-55 RB prospects.

Let's go off the grid. Let me check some non-mainstream websites...not listed on this one...not on that one...nowhere to be found here. Jordan Roberts is currently an NFL Draft ghost prospect. At best, he is afforded the typical small-school label, "keep an eye on this small-school guy." He and fifty other D2 names are usually covered with that blanket statement. However, when it comes to money and mouth today...Roberts is not likely going to be found on a prospect ranking list in the mainstream.

At this stage of our 2013 evaluations, Jordan Roberts is among our top-10 RB prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. We'll step out first and then the rest can follow...

http://collegefootballmetrics.com/fr...ts_Jordan.html

Good read.

04-22-2013 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BowlenBall (Post 3831223)
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, WR, West Chechnya Polytechnic

He seems to literally be just out of the coverage's grasp for most of the game.

CEH 04-22-2013 07:19 AM

Cal-Lutheran WR Eric Rogers
6-3 205,
4.54 forty-time,
37" vertical jump,
4.1 short-shuttle time,

11 NFL teams show up at his pro day workout. Same amount as Tank

razorwire77 04-22-2013 12:09 PM

Here's another 7th round sleeper. Personally, I believe he's a steal in the 7th.

University of New Mexico tight-end Lucas Reed.

Was an All-American candidate his sophomore year, but played for arguably the worst team in the country his sophomore and junior years and played for a true option team his senior year.

caught 33 balls for 459 yards and 5 TD's as as Sophmore.

Only caught 5 passes as a senior, but was on a team that threw the ball five times per game.

Didn't get invited to the combine, but posted a 37 inch vert, 25 reps at 225, and ran a 4.77 40 at 6'6" 259 pounds at his pro day. Also has the 2nd longest arms among TE's in the draft.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/members...php?pyid=84110

Broncoman13 04-22-2013 03:04 PM

Not sure you can consider him a sleeper but he is a ways down the list of receivers...

Texas A&M WR Ryan Swope. He was the go to guy for Ryan Tannehill and was the go to man for Johnny Football. He projects to the slot but has the upside of a very good WR 2 with speed to be more than just an average possession receiver. If the Broncos don't plan on keeping Deck around due to cost, Swope would be a very smart pick in the 3rd round.

04-22-2013 03:20 PM

Running Back Ray Graham
Huge producer at Pitt before ACL injury, great cutting ability.

http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...es-MG-2159.jpg

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Mat'hir Uth Gan 04-22-2013 03:44 PM

Brian Arnfelt, DT, Northwestern 6'4, 305 lbs

40: 4.81
Short Shuttle: 4.52
Bench: 38 Reps
Vertical: 31 Inches
Broad: 109 Inches
3 Cone: 7.77


Stats: 25 Tackles, 6 Stuffs, 3 Sacks, 2 Passes Defended, 2 Forced Fumbles.


Pure workout warrior that was fairly productive when he played. Was injured his Junior year. Barely played his Freshman and Sophomore years. Still, his athleticism in terms of his workout numbers is elite and far better than the DTs projected to go highly in the draft.

Probably worth a flier in the 7th.

MileHighMagic 04-24-2013 01:57 PM

Knile Davis RB Arkansas

John Simon OLB Ohio State

RocBronc 04-25-2013 07:48 AM

The guy I like and I haven't heard anyone really talk about is...

Vince Williams MLB FSU...

Check out the YouTube videos of him. He plays sideline to sideline. Has the quick reactions and the instincts to shoot through holes and make plays between the tackles and he holds his own in coverage. I'm not sure but I think he was a team captain as well.

BowlenBall 04-29-2013 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DBroncos4life (Post 3830477)
Quanterus Smith, DE, WKU
Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Levine Toilolo, TE, Stanford
Mike Catapano, DE, Princeton (even though his hype is building)
Glenn Foster, DT, Illinois
Jordan Campbell, OLB, New Mexico Highlands
Travis Long, OLB, Washington State

Congratulations to DBroncos4life on selecting Q Smith as one of his favorite sleepers. I think that you and Mediator12 were the only two members of the OM Mock Draft who were on to this guy!


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