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The following is a list of the players with alerts ranked in the top 150, starting with those graded highest. If these prospects fall on draft day, it will be a strong indication that teams couldn't erase or at least get comfortable with their respective alerts.
Adam Jones, DC, West Virginia | Flags: B, M
Jones lacks the height to challenge for jump balls downfield consistently and scored a 13 on the Wonderlic test.
Carnell Williams, RB, Auburn | Flags: D
Williams sustained a season-ending clavicle injury in 2001 and a season-ending fibula injury in 2002.
Cedric Benson has already run up a lot of mileage. Will he have a short shelf life in the NFL? Cedric Benson, RB, Texas-Austin | Flags: C, D
Character is an issue after an arrest for possession of marijuana in 2002, then a separate charge for misdemeanor trespassing in 2003. There are some questions regarding his passion for the game, and teams wonder whether he has the potential to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Ricky Williams. Also, he was durable throughout college but has a lot of mileage on his legs as a four-year starter coming out of Texas. In 2001, he pinched a nerve in his neck and missed the Holiday Bowl.
Travis Johnson, DT, Florida St. | Flags: C, D
Johnson sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery in 2003. Although it's critical to note that he was eventually acquitted, he was also charged with sexual assault that year.
Marcus Spears, DE, Louisiana St. | Flags: D, S
Spears doesn't have the speed to regularly turn the corner, and he's coming off surgery to repair an ACL he injured during a workout.
Erasmus James, DE, Wisconsin | Flags: D
James missed the entire 2003 season because of a hip injury, and an ankle injury forced him to miss one game last year.
Heath Miller, TE, Virginia | Flags: D
A lingering "sports hernia" injury prevented Miller from working out at the combine.
Dan Cody, DE, Oklahoma | Flags: D
Cody is a playmaker with the potential to make a significant impact at the next level, but he has been treated for clinical depression and has to take meds to control it. He also has a history of fainting.
Shaun Cody, DT, Southern Cal | Flags: B, D
Cody doesn't have the size to occupy multiple blockers at the line of scrimmage. He is vulnerable while lined up at defensive tackle and lacks the speed to move to defensive end. Also missed six games because of injury in 2002.
Khalif Barnes, OT, Washington | Flags: D
Barnes is coming off a season-ending wrist injury.
Mark Clayton, WR, Oklahoma | Flags: B
Clayton lacks the wide frame to shield defenders from the ball, and physical corners will have some success muscling him out of his routes.
Fabian Washington, DC, Nebraska | Flags: B
Washington gets pushed around by bigger receivers and doesn't offer much in run support because of his lack of prototypical bulk.
Jammal Brown, OT, Oklahoma | Flags: D, M
He had a knee injury in 2000 and scored a 13 on the Wonderlic test. Effort is also a concern, on and off the field.
Marlin Jackson, DC, Michigan | Flags: C, D
Michigan suspended Jackson for the first game of the 2003 season after he was charged with assault, and he missed three more games that year because of a leg injury.
Channing Crowder, ILB, Florida | Flags: D, C
Crowder took a year off after high school to rehabilitate a knee injury and he missed time with an arch injury in 2004. Florida suspended him for the 2003 and 2004 season openers after separate off-campus altercations.
DeMarcus Ware, DE, Troy | Flags: B
Ware is explosive, but he lacks the size to anchor against the run and might never develop into an every-down player.
Kevin Burnett, OLB, Tennessee | Flags: D
Burnett underwent reconstructive knee surgery after tearing his ACL and missed the entire 2002 season as well as 2003 spring practice as a result.
Anttaj Hawthorne, DT, Wisconsin | Flags: C
Tested positive for marijuana during physical in February's NFL scouting combine.
Justin Miller, DC, Clemson | Flags: B
Miller is physical in coverage and willing in run support, but his lack of ideal height means he could have trouble lining up on the outside, where he will regularly face much bigger receivers.
Reggie Brown, WR, Georgia | Flags: D
Brown took a medical redshirt after tearing his ACL in a game against Arkansas in 2001.
Luis Castillo, DT, Northwestern | Flags: C
Tested positive for steroids during physical in February's scouting combine.
Odell Thurman, ILB, Georgia | Flags: C, M
Thurman decided to attend Georgia Military Academy in 2002 after Georgia penalized him for violating academic as well as team rules, and Georgia suspended him for the first three games of the 2004 season. He also scored a 12 on the Wonderlic test.
Brandon Browner, DC, Oregon St. | Flags: S
Browner lacks the second gear to recover when he gets caught out of position and will give up some big plays when he's left on an island.
Chris Canty, DE, Virginia | Flags: C, I
Canty sustained a season-ending knee injury four games into his senior season and a shoulder injury caused him to miss time earlier in his career. He also injured his eye during a bar brawl, and that prevented him from flying, which caused him to show up late to the combine. Teams also are concerned that he'll need surgery on his eye. A first-round prospect who could free-fall on draft day.
Marcus Johnson, OT, Mississippi | Flags: S
Johnson doesn't show great range when asked to pull or tap and has some problems adjusting to the moving target in space.
Justin Tuck, DE, Notre Dame | Flags: D
Tuck sat out Notre Dame's 2004 spring practice because of a knee injury that continued to hinder him during the season and caused him to miss the Insight Bowl.
Eric Green, DC, Virginia Tech | Flags: D
Green tore an ACL during a summer workout in 2002, and it caused him to miss the entire season that year.