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Old 04-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #226
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With the 230th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select

Zach Line, RB/FB, SMU
6' 0", 232

Line will be a change-of-pace back for Philadelphia. He adds a power dimension to their attack. He's listed on all the draft sites as a fullback. His strengths are when the ball is in his hands. He beat Eric Dickerson's all-purpose yards record at SMU and tied his career rushing TDs.

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #228
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With the 231st pick, the Seattle Seahawks select,

QB Jeff Tuel, Washington State
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:08 PM   #229
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with the 232 pick atlanta falcons select:


Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State

He can run a 40-yard dash in just over 4.5 seconds and has a 10-foot broad jump and a 34.5-inch vertical leap. Neither number stands out compared to other wide receivers in this draft class, but his 20-yard and 60-yard shuttle times (4.07 and 11.84 seconds) rank in the top 10 for wide receivers.

pick made correctly this time at: 3:10pm az time


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Old 04-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #230
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With the 233 Pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans Select:

Lonnie Pryor, FB -- Florida State



"I'm here now, what the **** are you gonna do!?"


Surprise, surprise. Co-GM Req comes in with the big stick and slaps a 450 homer out of dead center and gets one of the best value selections in the draft. With James Casey heading to Philadelphia this off-season, the Texans needed someone who can come in and play FB immediately and Pryor is NFL ready.

Dude can also play running back and is extremely versatile, racking up over 1,000 yards rushing and through the air and 23 touchdowns in his four year swagger filled career with the Seminoles. Used in a variety of ways, he fits the Texans well and will be an immediate starter from Day 1.



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Pick made at 6:15 (CST) -- Denver and Schaaf/GoHam are OTC.

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With the 234th pick of the OM Mock Draft your Denver Broncos select:

Jeff Baca, OG, UCLA, 6'3" 302 lbs



"STRENGTHS: As tenacious a blocker as there is in this draft class. Strong punch in pass pro, stuns tackles to knock them backwards and works to move the line, not just hold his ground. Quick to recognize blitzes. Re-directs blitzers out of the hole, keeps his feet moving to take them away from the play. Shows awareness in assisting teammates in pass protection. Gets after his run target, attacks with a venom. Hustles to help his tackle prevent inside rushes, at times just attacking the end without any need to. Stones twists inside. Good mobility to pull, gets around the line quickly and has the flexibility to adjust to inside defenders once through the hole. Fits on his second-level block well and engulfs the defender.

WEAKNESSES: Average height and size for an NFL offensive lineman. Stronger defenders can push him back with a power rush, and can use their superior strength to rip off blocks or control his upper body. Aggressiveness can backfire when overextending his punch, as he lacks great length to re-direct once he loses contact."-nfl.com



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Old 04-05-2013, 02:14 AM   #232
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With the 235th selection in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft

The New England Patriots select

Brandon Kaufman WR Eastern Washington






Overview

Kaufman missed his senior high school season with a knee injury suffered before the 2008 season even began. He earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior and twice was selected to the All-Continental League team. He caught a total of 97 passes for 1,918 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore and junior. Just six months after his injury, he returned to play basketball.

As a freshman at Eastern Washington in 2009, Kaufman played in nine games and started five. He caught 23 passes for 294 yards and a touchdown. The following year, Kaufman burst onto the scene. He was selected to first team All-Big Sky Conference, and was selected as the NCAA Championship Subdivision Playoffs MVP by College Sporting News, thanks in part to his nine catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-19 win over Delaware in the FCS championship game. On the season, he totaled 76 catches for 1,214 yards and 15 touchdowns. After breaking a metacarpal in his left hand against Montana State, Kaufman redshirted as an injury hardship case after starting the first four games for the Eagles. He caught 29 passes for 373 yards and one touchdown. In 2012, he caught 93 passes for 1,850 and 16 touchdowns.

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Strengths - Tall with long arms. Uses his size to shield defenders, and his length to catch passes off his frame. Reliable hands. Tracks the football well and attacks the ball at the highest point. Red zone and vertical weapon. Possesses good vision after the catch.

Weaknesses - Hasn't dealt with great competition, or run a myriad of different routes. Doesn't explode off the line, and has build up speed. Needs to be more physical in his route running. Might struggle to consistently separate at the next level.

NFL Comparison - Brian Finneran

Bottom Line - Kaufman is a very tall receiver, who is a dangerous vertical threat. He tracks the football well and is adept at catching the ball at it's highest point. He will need to prove that he has enough speed and physicality in order to be more than a red zone threat at the next level. Overview



Pick made at 5-15am ET, Green Bay (srphoenix) is OTC
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #233
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The Green Bay Packers select Blaize Foltz, OG TCU

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Old 04-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #236
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With the 239th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select

John Boyett, FS, Oregon
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #237
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With the 240th Selection in the 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft,
the CINCINNATI BENGALS Select:

Roger Gaines, OT, Tennessee State





I see your DJ Fluker and I raise you one Roger Gaines.


With Andre Smith still not under contract, and Andre Whitworth getting up in age, the Bengals are proud to steal Roger Gaines, the mammoth All-Star Left Tackle from TSU and develop him to play Right Tackle in the short term, and Left Tackle down the line.

Gaines is a gigantic man at 6'6, 334 lbs with some of the longest arms on the planet at 36 1/4 inches. He has been All Ohio Valley Conference the last two years as a Left Tackle for TSU, and this previous season he never gave up a single sack all season long. He was also the driving force on the best rushing team in the OVC, averaging 175 yards per game on the ground.

At the Combine, the massive Gaines "shocked scouts with his athleticism today. Not just quick, but also flexible enough to maintain good knee bend and leverage throughout the drills." This was according to National Football Post which also mentioned Gaines as one of nine players that greatly boosted their draft stock along with other names such as Lane Johnson, Terron Armstead, and Brian Schwinke.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfp-bre...0486--nfl.html


At the Combine, Gaines put up the bench 28 times despite his long arms. He measured in at 6'6, 334 lbs. He ran his 40 in 5.24. Contrast that to DJ Fluker is measured in at 6'5, 339, with 21 reps on the bench, and a 40 time of 5.31. Fluker also has ridiculous 36 3/4 arms. If Fluker can go in the 1st Round, but Gaines is the same size, with the same extreme arm length, but is more athletic and stronger, just more raw, I'll be happy to take Gaines in the 7th round as I am here, especially since I have a 5th Round grade on him.



TSU coach, Rod Reed, said this about Adams:

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I thought he really put his time in and worked hard to turn into the player heís become. ÖAnd (scouts) found him. If there are 32 NFL teams, 29 teams have been in to look at him.

Gaines was asked: If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be?

Michael Roos starting left tackle from the Tennessee Titans. Weíre built the same 6í7 325 so I always watch him and see what pointers I can use in my game.

I'll be happy to take a player like Michael Roos in the 7th!

Complete interview with Gaines can be found here:

http://nfldraftzone.com/draft-news/d...te-university/




Finally, NFL.Com had this to say about him:


Strengths

Possesses the tall, athletic build NFL teams like at the left tackle spot, can get out of a two-point stance in a hurry. But heís no finesse player, as he can land a strong initial punch and is willing sustain blocks around the pocket, finish run blocks through the whistle, and shove opponents standing around as the play goes downfield. FCS defensive ends arenít going to beat him very often once he gets his powerful hands on their jerseys; if they put up a fight, he uses his great length, flexibility, wide stance and good lateral movement to mirror. Uses his foot quickness for positional run blocking, connecting on reach blocks, as well as getting downfield to shield linebackers.

Weaknesses

Still growing into his frame and maturing as a player. Quick defenders will cause him to overextend, and heíll need to keep his feet active because his length wonít necessarily be enough to stop them. Play with a high pad level at times and gives up ground in pass protection, and also needs to prove he has the bend to get out of a three-point stance low and hard in the run game.

NFL Comparison
JíMarcus Webb

Bottom Line
This tall, athletic left tackle dominates many of the players he faces at the FCS level with his pure size and athleticism. Gaines also shows a bit of a nasty streak at times. While he is a project, a team will likely give him a shot late in the draft based on his upside.



Seattle and Socalorado are now on the clock!
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #238
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Via PM, Socalorado selects:

Anthony McCloud DT - Florida State
Rashard Hall SS - Clemson

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Old 04-07-2013, 05:28 AM   #242
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With the 245th Selection in the Orange Mane Mock Draft,

the CINCINNATI BENGALS Select:

Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech




Folks, John Lynch couldn't be more John Lynch than Cody Davis.


The Bengals are seemingly always in need of Safety upgrades and depth. Davis offers incredible upside, and will hone his craft behind starters Nelson and Cyprien while also offering a dominating presence on special teams. I had a late 5th round draft value on Davis, though I think his talent level is much higher.

When you look at Cody Davis, his athleticism jumps off the field at you. Literally. He had a monstrous 41.5 inch vertical at his Pro Day, combined with a 4.41 40. I donít entirely trust the track at Texas Tech, but Davis looks fast on tape. Pretty much like a heat seeking missile, so I do feel comfortable assuming heís at worst a 4.5 guy. Plus, he tested phenomenally in all the other drills, 123 inches in the broad, a 6.78 3 Cone, and 4.00 flat in the short shuttle. Heís an incredible athlete, even with a mediocre 15 reps on the bench.

There are some quality safeties in this draft. Kenny Vaccaro, Eric Reid, Jonathan Cyprien, Matt Elam, Phillip Thomas, TJ McDonald, Bacarri Rambo, Shawn Williams, DJ Swearinger, Shemarko Thomas, and Tony Jefferson. Cody Davis beat all of them in the 40, Vertical, and Short Shuttle. Beat all but Swearinger in the 3 Cone. And finished middle of the pack in the Broad Jump. So, the elite athleticism is there. No question.

Hereís a video of his Pro Day made by him. Can really see his quickness, his feet are insane. Nice ball skills here too. Didnít see that on the tape so much.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcjOF...MWaCLp&index=1



In terms of Production, this All-Big 12 performer had four solid years:

2009 Ė 81 Tackles, 2 Stuffs, 6 Passes Defended
2010 Ė 87 Tackles, 7 Stuffs, 1 Sack, 1 Interception, 4 Passes Defended, 3 Forced Fumbles.
2011 Ė 93 Tackles, 3 Stuffs, 5 Passes Defended, 1 Forced Fumble
2012 Ė 101 Tackles, 4 Stuffs, 3 Interceptions, 7 Passes Defended.

So the athleticism, health, durability, and production are all there. So, why isnít Davis being talked about more in the mid rounds of this draft? I donít know, but I suspect itís because he played at Texas Tech. Iím not sure he could have played much better.


These are his awards just for 2012:

Capital One Academic All-Americaģ (1st Team)... Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... ESPN All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (Honorable Mention)... All-Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Honorable Mention)...National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award (1-of-15 in the nation)... Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team)... Midseason College Football News All-America (3rd Team)... Midseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (10/15)... Preseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (2nd Team)... Preseason Phil Steele No. 8 Nationally-Ranked SS... Preseason College Sports Madness All-Big 12 (3rd Team)...



Heís also a team leader and smart as hell. Heís one of the smartest 15 football players in college according to the National Football Foundationís National Scholar-Athlete Award. I think itís safe to say he can pick up the nuances of a defense and captain it if need be.

He also keeps an interesting blog site he updates, appropriately titled ďStudent of the GameĒ.

http://thestudentofthegame.blogspot.com/



Watching his tape, I started feeling like I was watching John Lynch. As I dug into his history, his achievement, his personality, etc... I became absolutely convinced he's the second coming. Their game is extremely similar. Devastating as a box safety, and wonít kill you in coverage. Physical, a sure tackler, and extremely intelligent. Heck, he even has Lynchís good looks and the resulting hot girlfriend.

Best part is Cody Davis made a highlight reel of himself from just this season and posted it on Youtube. Itís 15 damn minutes long, but itís a legit highlight reel. Worth a watch. Gotta love a guy that pimps himself.

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With the 248th pick the Tennessee Titans select: Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech




STRENGTHS Intelligent player, collected, and possesses good instincts. Heís a very physical tackler, both able to wrap up ballcarriers and willing to make the big hit when lining up a receiver. He plays with tenacity at the line, willing to attack running backs and bubble screens, even going through a receiver to do it. Fluid athlete. He has solid hands.

WEAKNESSES Heíll need to prove his straight-line speed and quickness so scouts can see him close in trail coverage and stay with receivers down the sideline. His lean overall build might also be a concern, as larger veteran NFL receivers will try to separate downfield and win run-blocking battles.

NFL COMPARISON Randall Gay

BOTTOM LINE Techís physical, intelligent corner might not wow scouts with his measurables, but his tenacity and intelligence could earn him a late-round selection.

Pick was made at 9:47 AM EST. Atlanta (ludo21) are on the clock.
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Sam Brenner, OG, Utah...


Comparison according to cbssports...... Zane Beadles.

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With the 251st Selection in the Orange Mane Mock Draft,

the CINCINNATI BENGALS select:

RB Michael James, Miami





Tebow only wishes he could lead and inspire like I do.


Cincinnati is proud to welcome this Hurricane to our home. His legendary leadership and work ethic will be infectious to all, and his versatility will allow our offense the ability to offer myriad formations. And like most of our selections, he will bring a dynamic to our special teams coverage. We will immediately slot him in as our 3rd string RB, one that is excellent in pass blocking, pass catching, lead blocking as a fullback, and has been successful in short yardage situations. Whether we pair him with BenJarvus Green-Ellis or with Giovani Bernard, he will have to be accounted for as a movable chess piece. And in time, he may become the thunder to Bernard's lightning.


James won the following awards while at Miami, including team MVP in 2012:

2011 STRENGTH TRAINING ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2012 ALLSTATE GOOD WORKS TEAM
2012 COMMUNITY SERVICE MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
2012 CAPTAIN'S AWARD
2012 MELCHING LEADERSHIP AWARD
2012 JACK HARDING TEAM MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARD


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Andreu Swasey, who has been UMís strength and conditioning coach for 12 years, puts James up there with backfield greats such as Clinton Portis, Willis McGahee and Edgerrin James when it comes to work ethic. ďI see him implementing the things and the foundation that Coach [Al Golden] is preaching, and thatís the main thing, which is smarter, tougher, more disciplined and better conditioning,Ē Swasey said. ďHeís all of that. His mother and father did a great job with him, and it shows.Ē

James was a highly sought after high school RB recruit that was under-utilized at Miami, being stuck behind Lamar Miller and then this year sharing the load with Freshman standout Duke Johnson. That's okay, because it means that this bruiser's legs are fresh.

At 5'10, 223, he has the nice, compact build with a thick lower body that almost seems a necessity in the bruising AFC North division. His 28 reps on the bench only hint at how much of a gym rat James truly is, while his 4.53 speed is excellent for a man his size. He also tested well in the Vertical (35 Inches) and 3 Cone (6.93) while being averge at best in the short shuttle at his Pro Day (4.34).


James has everything you want in a running back prospect. He has NFL caliber size, power, and speed. He has off the charts leadership and work ethic, and will be a boon to the lockerroom and community. He has the versatility to be effective at running the ball, catching the ball, pass blocking, and even lead blocking since he's spent considerable time as a Fullback as well his first couple seasons at Miami. What James needs is more time and carries to learn the nuances of the position. The talent, ability, and work ethic is all there. Now he just needs to work on feel. Cincinnati will give him that time and training. And while he learns, he can be effective in spot duty, and dominate on special teams.
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After a bit of a draft mistake the New York Giants are back on the clock to re-select their final pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. THE NEW YORK GIANTS ARE PROUD TO SELECT; FS, BRANDAN BISHOP, NORTH CAROLINA STATE



Bishop is a smart, disciplined defender who uses his cover awareness to put himself in the right spot at the right time. He isn't the most explosive athlete and shows some obvious stiffness, but he makes up for his lack of speed with his heady instincts and anticipation.
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With the last pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Indianapolis Colts Select:

Emmett Cleary OL Boston College

Now the UDFA period can begin as Mr. Irrelevant is selected by the Colts yet again!
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