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2006 Top 32 NFL Draft Prospects
By TFY Draft Preview
Date: May 9, 2005
TFY Draft Preview takes an early look at the possible top-32 NFL 2006 Draft prospects, including many underclassmen projected to turn pro.
1) Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College
Comments: Dominant defensive player opponents game plan around.
2) D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT Virginia
Comments: Outstanding left tackle who would’ve been a top ten pick in ’05.
3) * Omar Jacobs QB Bowling Green
Comments: Outstanding athlete with a top arm, progressing almost daily on the field.
4) Haloti Ngata DT Oregon
Comments: Big thumper on the inside with great upside.
5) Matt Leinart QB USC
Comments: Intelligent passer with an adequate arm.
6) * Mario Williams DE North Carolina State
Comments: Explosive defender who could stand up over tackle in a 3-4 defense.
7) * Ahmad Brooks MLB Virginia
Comments: Forceful run defender in the middle, yet a complete linebacker.
8) * Laurence Maroney RB Minnesota
Comments: Game-controlling ball carrier with good speed.
9) Marcus McNeill OT Auburn
Comments: Big, strong blocker with abundant upside.
10) Jimmy Williams DB Virginia Tech
Comments: Dominant defensive back forceful in run defense yet efficient in pass coverage.
11) * Reggie Bush RB USC
Comments: Smallish yet versatile skill player who will thrive in a variety of roles.
12) DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis
Comments: Strong runner who can handle the load.
13) * Devin Hester CB Miami-Fl
Comments: Tremendous athlete turning into a good football player.
14) A.J. Hawk OLB Ohio State
Comments: High-flying linebacker who makes plays sideline-to-sideline.
15) Andrew Whitworth OT LSU
Comments: King-sized blocker who can be used at either the left or right tackle spots.
16) Rod Wright DT Texas
Comments: Athletic tackle who must turn up the intensity.
17) * Lendale White RB USC
Comments: Big, tough ball carrier who can become a feature runner.
18) William Blackmon CB Boston College
Comments: Consistent performer with the ability to shut down opponents.
19) Marcedes Lewis TE UCLA
Comments: Playmaking tight end who causes mismatches in the secondary.
20) Eric Winston OT Miami-Fl
Comments: Coming off a major knee injury and could rate much higher if completely healthy.
21) Loren Howard DE Northwestern
Comments: Speedy edge rusher who makes a lot of plays in the backfield.
22) * Darnell Bing S USC
Comments: Enforcer in the secondary.
23) Martin Nance WR Miami-Oh
Comments: Consistent receiver with terrific size/speed numbers.
24) * Winston Justice OT USC
Comments: Returns from a year on the sidelines but a dominant blocker.
25) Chad Greenway OLB Iowa
Comments: Not a flashy defender yet very solid and consistent.
26) Jason Allen DB Tennessee
Comments: Good coverage prospect who can play safety or corner.
27) Gabriel Watson DT Michigan
Comments: Massive space eater who can be used on the nose.
28) Abdul Hodge OLB Iowa
Comments: Explosive playmaker built for the weakside.
29) Derek Hagan WR Arizona State
Comments: Consistent pass catcher who does not stand out in any single aspect.
30) Kevin Simon LB Tennessee
Comments: Terrific prospect coming off a broken leg.
31) Nate Salley S Ohio State
Comments: Solid centerfielder effective against the run or pass.
32) Bruce Gradkowski QB Toledo
Comments: Solid passer who makes smart decisions in the pocket.
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