The Orange Mane -  a Denver Broncos Fan Community  

Go Back   The Orange Mane - a Denver Broncos Fan Community > Orange Mane Discussion > Orange Mane Central Discussion > NFL Draft Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Chat Room Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 90 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 03-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #126
Bmore Manning
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Baltimore Ravens select:

Chris Harper WR, Kansas State
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #127
Mat'hir Uth Gan
Is It Draft Day Yet?
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 3,301
Default

WITH THE 130TH SELECTION IN THE 2013 NFL DRAFT,
THE CINCINNATI BENGALS SELECT:


LB ZAVIAR GOODEN, MISSOURI



BOOM!






This likely 2nd Round Draft Selection is the most athletic LB in this entire draft, bar none. In fact, he finished first at the Combine in the 40 yard dash, 3 cone drill, short shuttle, and long shuttle. And he finished second or third in the Bench Press, Vertical, and Broad Jump. Here are his measureables:

40 Yard Dash: 4.47 (Has been timed by NFL scouts at 4.39 privately).
Vertical: 38.5 Inches (Has hit 40 Inches privately)
Bench: 27 Reps
Broad: 131 Inches
3 Cone: 6.71 Seconds
20 YD Shuttle: 4.18 Seconds
60 YD Shuttle: 11.28 Seconds


But, he's so much more than a jaw-dropping athletic LB whom also flashed in positional drills at the Combine and again at his Pro Day....

For example, at the Senior Bowl:

Quote:
At Thursday’s Senior Bowl banquet, Gooden was chosen by a panel of scouts and NFL experts as the outstanding performer at linebacker during the week’s practices.
And as a three year starter for the Tigers, the first two years in the BIG 12, this most recent season in the SEC, after having moved to LB from Safety, he's won numerous recognition awards over the years. This last season, a gimpy hamstring cost him three games and limited him in others, but when on the field, such as his 15 tackle day against Syracuse, he was a difference maker. And, as one would expect, he excels in coverage.

Some other notable accomplishments:

2012 Team Captain
2012 Pre-Season ALL SEC (Coaches)
2011 BIG 12 Defensive Player of the Week
2010 Honorable Mention ALL BIG 12
2009 1st Team Academic ALL BIG 12

Stats:

Gooden finished his Tiger career totaling 256 Tackles, 20.5 Tackles For Loss, 4 Sacks, 16 Pass Breakups, 5 Interceptions including a Return for TD, 2 Forced Fumbles, and one Fumble Recovery.


The Bengals are proud to plug and play this prototype WILL LB.



San Francisco is on the clock!

Last edited by Mat'hir Uth Gan; 03-20-2013 at 12:00 AM..
Mat'hir Uth Gan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #128
DENVERDUI55
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Kwame Geathers NT Georgia

Detroit is on the clock
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #129
DBroncos4life
Hey pic Mod!?!?! FU
 
DBroncos4life's Avatar
 
Bacon bits

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The wrong side of right.
Posts: 32,305

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Julius "Fluff"
Default

Jelani Jenkins, OLB Florida

As five-star outside linebacker recruit, Jenkins was first-team all-state in Maryland. Highly sought after, Jenkins chose Florida over Notre Dame, Penn State, USC and Stanford. Jenkins was named the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year in both 2007 and 2008. As a senior, he traveled to Los Angeles as one of five national finalists for the Watkins Award, awarded annually to the “Premier African-American Male Scholar Athlete”.
DBroncos4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #130
jebures
Ring of Famer
 
jebures's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,887

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Virgil Green
Default Vikings select with #133

WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma 6'1 194 4.38

With Terrence Williams in the first, as well as the newly signed Greg Jennings, and current youngster stephen burton and jarius wright at WR Ponder has no excuse to suck anymore. Even tho Stills isnt overly big he is money in the redzone. Vikings Receiving core is now 1000000x better.
Attached Images
 
jebures is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #131
DENVERDUI55
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

Brennan Williams OT UNC
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #132
ColoradoBuff
Ring of Famer
 
ColoradoBuff's Avatar
 
In Manning We Trust......

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Where the buffalo roam....
Posts: 2,450

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Brian Dawkins
Default

Jacksonville Jaguars select:

JJ Wilcox, Free Safety, Georgia Southern

6'0" 213LBS.
4.57


This sleeper has come on strong this season and has scouts buzzing. If he acquits himself well in the Senior Bowl, he can probably lock himself in as a second round pick. He is physical, fast, tough and aggressive, and he has a nose for the football. He just has to show he can play with the big boys.

pick made @ 11:59 am mtn time
ColoradoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #133
Conklin
Ring of Famer
 
Conklin's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Springfield, Misery
Posts: 3,213
Default

With the 136th Pick in the 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:
Landry Jones
6'4" 225 lbs






OVERVIEW
When Sam Bradford went down in the season opener back in 2009, Jones entered the game and held his own considering the shoes he was asked to fill. After four seasons as the Sooners' starter, he leaves the program as the Big 12's all-time leading passer with 16,646 yards and total offense (16,271).
He was considered by some to be best prep football player out of the state of New Mexico, choosing Oklahoma over UCLA and Stanford.

After redshirting in 2008, he started 10 games as a freshman in 2009 followed by his best season in 2010 as a sophomore (14 starts), finishing with 4,718 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and a 65.6 completion percentage.

Jones appeared to take a step back as a junior, but he still produced positive numbers with 4,463 yards and 29 passing scores. He considered leaving for the NFL Draft a year early before deciding to return to school.

He put up more impressive numbers as a senior, including 4,267 passing yards, 30 touchdowns against 11 interceptions and a 144.6 passer rating.

Jones has NFL height and good body flexibility with the mobility to use his legs to extend the play. Jones has good arm strength and average accuracy, but his ball placement is too erratic at each level and he tends to make highly questionable decisions every game. He stares down targets and his accuracy dips when forced to go away from his first read, showing poor footwork when rattled as he struggles to reset and step into his throws.

Jones has put up big numbers as part of a pass-happy offense, lining up in a hybrid pistol/shotgun formation, and is reminiscent of Jay Cutler - frustrating passer and it doesn't always look pretty, but the tools are there and he gets results. He still has room to improve and needs to show more of a clutch gene and improve his ball placement before he'll be an elite quarterback.

ANALYSIS
Accuracy: Struggled hitting running backs on short swing passes while taking snaps from under center at the Senior Bowl. Possesses above-average accuracy when settled in the pocket or on designed roll-outs. Leads receivers down the seam and on crossing routes, places throws low in traffic where only his man can make a play. Fade throws to the sideline are on the money between linebackers and safeties, even when on the run. Makes the back-shoulder throw with regularity. Puts sufficient air under deep balls to avoid over-throwing and allowing receivers to run underneath, but can also use a lower trajectory to thread the ball against cover-two or 40 yards downfield. When pressured consistently through a game, starts backpedalling early and loses accuracy, even on shorter throws.

Arm Strength: Already owns a very strong arm, could become elite over the next few years. Displays serious juice on throws to either sideline and stretch the field vertically. Ball comes out of his hand nicely, with a fairly tight spiral to aid velocity and accuracy. Throws between the hashes can beat zone defenders to the spot. Takes something off passes to flat, but not too much. Loses some zip and accuracy when feet are not set, especially if leaning back.

Setup/Release: Possesses NFL body with good height and relatively thick build. Mostly works from the shotgun but comes out from center on occasion for runs and some play action. Displays good enough footwork and urgency on handoffs to easily transition to regular under-center work in the NFL. Keeps feet active in the pocket to maintain rhythm. Steps up into the pocket when outside pressure comes. Slide out of the pocket with his eyes downfield to avoid a defender, though he occasionally gives up big loss by trying to evade inevitable sack. Adjusts to low shotgun snaps despite his height. Possesses over-the-top release which can be fast enough to make the quick slant, also able to drop his arm to make throws around defenders when needed. Carries the ball low in drops. Delivery lengthened, and sometimes a pause comes at the top, when trying to aim the ball instead of throwing. Set-up breaks down if pressured regularly, will backpedal early instead of standing in to deliver; makes some throws in those situations, but lacks the arm strength to be consistent downfield when not set.

Reading Defenses: Gets cues from the sideline, but shows intelligence to make calls and make pre-snap reads on his own at the next level. Most drops from under center are on play action, so he has one deep reads then checks down; must learn to read on the drop. Looks safeties off his primary read at times, but also trusts his arm too much, throwing into traffic. Must work on throwing before receivers come out of their breaks instead of waiting for them to be open. Gets a lot of big plays from play action. Coached to check down often because of his team's defense, will need to prove himself capable of making secondary reads downfield at the next level.

On the Move: Better athlete than given credit for. Capable of running bootlegs effectively to either side, sells fake handoff quite well. Squares shoulder while running left to make accurate throws. Generally accurate when on the move, as well, leading receivers open even if a bit high or wide. Runs upright and not very elusive in the open field, but has straight-line speed to pick up first downs with his feet on naked boots and if defense gives him room up the middle.

Intangibles: Relatively quiet player off the field who has increased his leadership role over the past two years. Usually even-tempered on the field but is willing to let receivers know when they run the wrong route or fail to help him on extended plays. Solid character, strong in his faith. Named for the late Tom Landry, long-time head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Engaged to Oklahoma basketball player Whitney Hand.

Pick made at 12:37 PM Mountain Time. The Detroit Lions and DBroncos4life are now on the clock.
Conklin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 09:13 PM   #134
DENVERDUI55
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

After trading with Detroit the 49ers select Will Davis CB Utah State
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #135
OBF1
Ring of Famer
 
OBF1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Posts: 16,911

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Mr Castro.
Default

The Oakland Raiders are thrilled to pick in the 5th round, CB D.J. Hayden from the university of Houston.

5'-11" 190lbs 4.33 40 33.5" Vertical 10' broad jump

Before his injury, the 5-foot-11, 191-pound Hayden was enjoying a spectacular season. He was second in Conference USA with four picks, and he'd returned two of them for touchdowns. According to the team's website, just 45 of 362 opposing pass attempts were directed his way, and just 11 of those 45 were completed. Hayden also amassed eight pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Even with the injury, he was selected to the C-USA first team at the end of the season.

Doctors originally projected a one-year recovery, but they didn't have much of a history to go on with this -- as Highsmith said, most people who suffer this injury aren't around to complete in anything. If Hayden's medicals all check out, it's possible that he could be a second- or third-round pick.

To say the Raiders needed a CB is the understatement of the year.
Attached Images
 
OBF1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #136
Drunken.Broncoholic
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

With the 139th pick the Cleveland Browns select:

Michigan State's felon Dion Sims TE height 6-5 weight 262 lbs.

Pick was made 9:59 pm PST

Arizona on the clock

Last edited by Drunken.Broncoholic; 03-20-2013 at 10:00 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #137
MrPeepers
Ring of Famer
 
MrPeepers's Avatar
 
Remember Darrent

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: AZ/CO Littleton
Posts: 1,470

Adopt-a-Bronco:
TBD
Default

5-08 (141): NY Jets (MrPeepers)-
Alabama ILB Nico Johnson




5-09 (142): Washington (Shananahan) OTC

Last edited by MrPeepers; 03-21-2013 at 07:36 AM..
MrPeepers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #138
Shananahan
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

The Washington Redskins select Tavarres King, WR, Georgia.

Writeup afterward. Pick made at 9:48 am CT.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #139
BroncosfanGuy
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

With the 10th pick of the 5th round of the 2013 OM Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Jordan Mills, OT Louisiana Tech



Mills had a good Senior Bowl Week. He can play 3 OL positions which could end up being a big help to Bufflo's OL after the loss of OGs Levitre and Rhinehart. Value meets need.

Pick made at 10:17 MST.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #140
Drek
Ring of Famer
 
Drek's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,334
Default

The New Orleans Saints select....

Lavar Edwards, DE, Louisiana State University



Easy pick to make here. Lavar is easily one of the best values still on the board, is a Louisiana native, and has the lunch pail attitude you look for in a mid-round pick. He likely goes much higher in this year's draft if not for having both Mingo and Montgomery dominating time on the field and relegating Edwards to a reduced roll.

He was typically listed at 6'4", ~260 in college but weighed in at 277 for the combine. The Saints intend to see if he can put on another 10-15 pounds and become a 5-tech, where his height and motor will be valuable assets. While that transformation is in progress he will compete with Simon and Moore for rushing down snaps at OLB.
Drek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #141
BowlenBall
Kicked. Screamed. Won.
 
BowlenBall's Avatar
 
2015 -- This one's for Pat.

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 5,909

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Kyle Kragen
Default

Via PM, JCMElway selects:

#145 Garrett Gilkey, OG, Chadron State

AND

#146 Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB, Illinois

He'll be on momentarily to tell you how awesome they are....
BowlenBall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 11:50 AM   #142
phibacka31
Ring of Famer
 
phibacka31's Avatar
 
Leggo

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Grapevine, TX
Posts: 1,880

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Derek Wolfe
Default

With the 145th pick in the 2013 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft JCM and the Chargers proudly select:

Garret Gilkey


2013 Senior Bowl, Tuesday: It is the nature of the position for offensive linemen to be a bit anonymous, but this is even more the case with small-school prospects. Chadron State's Garrett Gilkey, however, is quickly forcing scouts to pay attention. The 6-6, 314-pound Gilkey was twice recognized as an All-Rocky Mountain West Conference pick while at tackle, but his work this week has been inside at guard. Despite playing a new position, Gilkey was impressive, showing strength, toughness and flexibility handling the massive Jenkins and quicker defenders like Florida State's Everett Dawkins. He was beaten on a spin move by Jenkins early on but rebounded to enjoy an impressive practice overall. Considering the jump he's being asked to make from the Division II level, that's quite a statement. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

Gilkey proved to be both a true student and athlete throughout high school. A two-year starter at Aurora Christian High School, Gilkey helped lead his team to a 12-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. He was named to the all-area and all-conference team for his stellar season. Gilkey also participated in track, baseball and wrestling, in addition to being a straight-A student. Gilkey found out about Chadron State through his high school coach, and decided to go there after a 14-hour trip to visit the campus.


His first year on the squad, Gilkey took a redshirt. In 2009, he saw action in six games, and registered two starts. The following year, Gilkey started all 11 games at left tackle. He also joined the basketball team midway through the season, and played in a reserve role. Gilkey missed the first two games of the 2011 season due to his appendix bursting, but finished off the year with nine consecutive starts. Gilkey started every game of the 2012 season.

phibacka31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #143
phibacka31
Ring of Famer
 
phibacka31's Avatar
 
Leggo

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Grapevine, TX
Posts: 1,880

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Derek Wolfe
Default

With the 146th pick in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft JCM and the Chargers select:

Michael Buchanan LB Illinois



Last season Whitney Mercilus received most of the attention on the Illinois' defense (and rightfully so]), but opposite the 2012 first round pick was perhaps another future top-32 selection in Buchanan. He finished fourth in the conference last season with 7.5 sacks at the "Bandit" position, and is expected to move to the similar "Leo" pass rusher position in 2012.
Buchanan was a top-50 defensive line recruit out of high school and decided to stay in-state to play for the Illini.

After serving mostly as a true freshman back-up in 2009, he started eight games as a sophomore, recording 40 tackles and a pair of sacks. Buchanan had a breakout, albeit somewhat overlooked, campaign as a junior last season, finishing second on the team with 7.5 sacks and adding 64 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumbles. He earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors in 2011 and appears on just about every pre-season all-conference list.

ANALYSIS
Buchanan has a tall, long frame and uses his length effectively to keep linemen from his body before ripping past the initial block. He moves well laterally and has the foot athleticism to play in space and close quickly in pursuit. Buchanan doesn't have elite bulk and lacks the body type to add much more muscle and will be labeled by some teams as a hybrid player, but he has the skill-set to lead the conference in sacks as a senior and boost his draft stock.
--Dane Brugler




Picks were made at 1:56pm Central time zone... Traveler in now on the clock!
phibacka31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #144
Traveler
Traveling Man!
 
Traveler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,666

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Max Garcia
Default

With the 147th pick in the 2013 OM NFL Draft......the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select:

KNILE DAVIS, RB , Arkansas, 6'-0", 227 lbs, 4.38




Strengths: Scouts like Davis' size, breakaway speed and soft hands out of the backfield. He's worked hard to become a reliable pass blocker and is highly respected by his teammates and the coaching staff, earning the captain role as both a junior (2011) and senior (2012).

Weaknesses: He is a bit stiff, especially in his upper body, and has struggled with ankle injuries throughout his football career, dating back to high school.

Compares To: Darren McFadden, Raiders - Like McFadden, Davis has good size and speed - at least pre-injury. But he also runs with a relatively high-center of gravity, which causes him to run a bit upright and absorb big hits from defenders.


Last pick of the draft for me!

Most player ranking sites have Davis rated 7th round or CFA. Injury history is major factor. I'm playing a hunch here that Davis will be drafted earlier than projected.

Davis put up fantastic numbers in 2010. Big backs with speed and power are rare. Taking Davis as an insurance policy against LeGarrette Blount being traded or cut.

Pick made at 9:30 pm EST

Carolina (BroncoInferno) is on the clock

Last edited by Traveler; 03-21-2013 at 06:32 PM..
Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 07:07 PM   #145
BroncoInferno
Ring of Famer
 

Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 14,766
Default

With the 148th in the 2013 OM NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select...

Josh Evans, S, Florida



Strengths: Has a lean, athletic build with very long arms. Attacking mentality stands out on film. He isn't afraid to get physical and competes when the ball is in the air and after the catch, always attempting to rip it out of the ballcarrier's grasp. Attacks the line of scrimmage when he reads run or when allowed to blitz, which he did effectively in 2012, recording 2.5 sacks... Good balance and lateral agility to break down and make the effective open-field tackle or when avoiding backs as a pass rusher. Good flexibility and overall speed in coverage. His ability to cover over the top allowed Elam to roam and make big plays. Improved ball skills in 2012.

Weaknesses: A bit lean for the position and may not be as fluid with additional weight. Needs some work with his reaction quickness to trust what he sees. At times will take the safe route of making sure he makes the tackle, rather than going for the interception or pass breakup.

Compares To: Reshad Jones, FS, Miami Dolphins

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1708343

Pick made at 10:08 PM EST. St. Louis (Rohirrim) is on the clock.

Last edited by BroncoInferno; 03-21-2013 at 07:09 PM..
BroncoInferno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:12 PM   #146
Rohirrim
Partisan
 
Rohirrim's Avatar
 
Got to see Lady Gaga

Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twixt Hell & Highwater
Posts: 64,455

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Shaq Barrett
Default

With the 149th pick of the OM Draft, the St. Louis Rams select:

A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State
6’1”, 250, 4.6, 225=20




STRENGTHS
AJ Klein has good size, strength and speed to play as an inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense or as a middle linebacker in a 4-3 defense. He has excellent leadership skills and is a coach on the field making the players around him better. He does a very good job as a zone cover linebacker, making the correct drops and watching to see the crossing routes coming and anticipating making the hit. He is a head up, wrap up, squeeze and drive tackler and does an excellent job meeting big offensive guards and tackles, shedding and making tackles. AJ shows on film to have a good burst to the ball. I believe he will play faster than he times because of his football intelligence and instincts. He takes good angles and has the speed to makes tackles from the middle of the field to the sidelines. This kid is a quality football player and the type of player all teams need to make the playoffs. He is a coach on the field who will be a core player and fan favorite. If AJ is in a defense at the next level that allows him to flow to the play uninhibited, he will impact big time just as Jonathan Vilma did for the Jets when he was first drafted.... only smarter. (Huddle Report)

Pick made at 10:10 MST
Bowlen Ball on the clock
Rohirrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:49 PM   #147
BowlenBall
Kicked. Screamed. Won.
 
BowlenBall's Avatar
 
2015 -- This one's for Pat.

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 5,909

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Kyle Kragen
Default

With the 150th pick in the 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Josh Boyce, WR, TCU



Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 206
40 yard dash: 4.38
10-yard split: 1.56
225-lb. bench: 22 reps
Vertical jump: 34"
Broad jump: 10' 11"
3-cone: 6.68
Short Shuttle: 4.1

Prospect analysis from NFL.com:

OVERVIEW
Boyce was a teammate of 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and the 2012 draft's No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III at Copperas Cove High School. And one of their top rivals was Brownwood, the school of embattled TCU quarterback Casey Pachall.

He redshirted his first season in Waco, but became heavily involved in the Horned Frogs' prolific offense quarterbacked by current Cincinnati Bengals starter Andy Dalton in 2010. Boyce played in every game, starting eight of the last nine, and finishing second on the team in receiving yards (646 on 34 catches) and scoring six touchdowns. As a sophomore, Boyce was named a first-team All-Mountain West Conference pick after leading the team in receptions (61), yards (998) and receiving touchdowns (nine). As a junior, despite only playing four games with Pachall as the starting quarterback, Boyce managed 66 catches for 891 yards, and seven touchdowns.

STRENGTHS
Solid overall build with a muscular upper body and strong legs. Lines up outside and in the slot. Displays very good hands. Excellent first three steps off the line to challenge corners, shakes them off the line and has enough speed to get a step down the field. Stems every route in the tree with foot quickness that college corners can't handle, does not have to slow down significantly to make a cut. Tracks the ball well over either shoulder, and shows a good job of high pointing the football in contested situations. Creates space downfield with an arm extension. Tough to bring down after the catch because of his low center of gravity and strength. Aggressive run blocker with the strength to negate his man and stick with the block. Willing to attack safeties stepping up inside if uncovered.

WEAKNESSES
Might be limited to purely playing the slot. Does not bring some difficult catches extended away from his frame that top prospects are expected to snare with their hands. Some college corners could close on him in the open field. Will fall off run blocks instead of sustaining, allowing his man to come off and make a play at times.

NFL COMPARISON
Devery Henderson

BOTTOM LINE
Boyce's average height and maxed-out frame won't wow scouts, but the quickness and strength that made him a playmaker at the college level makes him a potentially dangerous weapon in the slot, with the possibility of being able to line up on the outside.

Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall
The Steelers lost Mike Wallace in free agency, and had a decision to make -- use our first or second round pick on a premium receiver in this draft, or wait until the middle rounds and hope that we can find some gems. We decided to stick with our philosophy of drafting (big uglies early, sexy positions late) and targeted Josh Boyce in the 5th and Tavarres King in the 6th. We're delighted that Boyce was there for us, but very bummed out that King was unexpectedly picked in the 5th. Boyce should be an excellent slot receiver at worst, but has the speed and size to possibly play on the outside as well.



Pick made at:

08:50 a.m. Abu Dhabi
12:50 a.m. New York
11:50 p.m. Dallas
10:50 p.m. Denver
09:50 p.m. Los Angeles
08:50 p.m. Alaska

NickStixx and the Dallas Cowboys are now on the clock....

Last edited by BowlenBall; 03-21-2013 at 09:55 PM..
BowlenBall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #148
NickStixx
Guest
 

Posts: n/a
Default

With the 151st pick in the 2013 OM Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:

Kenjon Barner, RB, Oregon

(I will try to post the cool stuff later, too busy right now)

All I will say is that with the trending injury problems Murray has had, Barner can provide some relief as a change of pace 3rd down back for the Cowboys and this threatening offense.

Pick was made at 8:43 a.m. Arizona Time (Pacific time)

San Diego and JCM are now on the clock...
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #149
DBroncos4life
Hey pic Mod!?!?! FU
 
DBroncos4life's Avatar
 
Bacon bits

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: The wrong side of right.
Posts: 32,305

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Julius "Fluff"
Default

With the 152 pick JMC and the Chargers select...
Cobi Hamilton, WR Arkansas


Overview

Though many prospects follow their father’s footsteps by excelling in athletics at their alma maters, Cobi’s mother, Deborah, was the trailblazing athlete in the Hamilton household. She and Joy Dillard were among the first African-American female student-athletes on campus when they suited up for the inaugural Arkansas varsity women’s basketball team in the 1976-77 season.



But the long, lean Hamilton started making his own name as part of a Razorback passing offense ranking 10th in the nation in 2009. His best game came in the team’s win over Ole Miss, as his three catches covered more than one-third of his season receiving yardage (131 of 347) and he scored two of his three touchdowns of the year. He became a more regular contributor as a sophomore, especially after Greg Childs went out due to injury; he averaged nearly 20 yards a catch (32-630, 19.7 per) and scored six times -– twice in the team’s upset win over LSU on plays of 80 and 85 yards. Hamilton’s numbers dropped off a bit in his junior season (34-542, 4 TD) as the team spread the wealth among a slew of receivers. Hamilton’s speed and strength breaking tackles led his breakout year as a senior, recording 90 catches for 1335 yards (14.8 YPC) and five touchdowns as one of the few targets that quarterback Tyler Wilson trusted. His production earned him first-team All-Conference honors as well as third-team All-American honors. Hamilton also ran track for the Razorbacks for the 2010 season, running a personal-best time of 21.09 in the 200-meter dash at the Arkansas Last Chance Meet.
Analysis
Strengths
Big target with a well-built frame who projects as a potential outside starter. Uses his body to get position on his man on inside routes. Displays an extra gear once he gets the ball in his hands. Physical after the catch, showing the ability to break arm tackles. Flashes a quick move after the catch and the balance to leave a leaning cornerback behind, can also stiff-arm smaller defensive backs trying to wrap him up in space. Will through jams at the line of scrimmage, but still needs to improve in this area. Sharp cuts on inside breaking routes at the top of his stem. Adjust well to the flight path of the ball in the air. Should only improve his overall skill set with more opportunities.
Weaknesses
Occasionally runs by defenders with his long strides, but scouts won’t expect him to do the same at the next level. Will need to show he can drop his hips and have quick feet to run all NFL routes. Rounds off his cuts on out-braking routes. Concentration is a major issues, as he drops a couple of easily catchable balls a game. Limited catch radius on the move and will fail adjust to low or back-shoulder throws -– quarterback needs to put the ball on his chest. Not a natural hands catcher. Does not win at the line of scrimmage against press as consistently as expected given his build.
NFL Comparison
Mohamed Sanu
Bottom Line
Hamilton used his size, strength and speed with the ball in his hands for a huge increase in production as a senior (he had just 542 receiving yards and four touchdowns on a prolific Razorbacks offense in 2011) while also proving he owns the speed and agility to win one-on-one battles against pro cornerbacks. He has some flaws and his concentration wavers. However, he was the only target that Tyler Wilson trusted in 2012 and it showed in his statline (90-1,335-5 TDs). If he runs well at the combine, he could find himself in the third round of the 2012 draft.
DBroncos4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 06:12 AM   #150
SoDak Bronco
Lace em' up and lets go!!
 
SoDak Bronco's Avatar
 
Von Miller aka QB Killa

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 4,438

Adopt-a-Bronco:
Max Garcia
Default

Bears Select LB DeVonte Hollomon South Carolina

ANALYSIS
STRENGTHS Versatile defender with a strong overall build. Plays over the tight end, in the slot, in the stack. Long, thick arms make him a secure tackler once latching on, brings pop to his stops whether in the open field or backfield. Moves well laterally. Takes on blocks in the open field extremely well. Locks out arms, and anchors in. Showcases violent hands in ripping off blocks. Stands his ground, or lowers a shoulder against pulling guards and tight end blocks on the edge, providing containment. Offers strength and speed as a blitzer. Former safety shows some agility to stay with tight ends and some receivers off the line. Shows some hustle across the field and chasing plays from behind. Take advantage of poor throws to secure interceptions with his hands, looking the ball in even if it’s away from his frame.
WEAKNESSES Average fluidity and flexibility, often lunges for tackles. Will need to prove straight-line speed, seems to lack the ability to recover or track down faster ballcarriers from behind. Could be more physical knocking receivers off their routes off the line, and has the strength to do so.
NFL COMPARISON Chad Greenway
SoDak Bronco is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Denver Broncos