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Old 04-09-2014, 08:27 AM   #176
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Baltimore Ravens select:

Terrance Mitchell DB Oregon
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:56 AM   #177
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With the 176th pick, the Green Bay Packers select:

George Uko, DT/DE USC



STRENGTHS: Naturally large frame with long arms and plenty of room for additional mass. Possesses an explosive initial burst to penetrate gaps and impressive acceleration for a man with his frame.
Complementing his burst, Uko has quick, active hands that he jabs constantly at his opponent. Consistent penetration makes him quite a nuisance, especially in the passing game, where his athleticism makes him a legitimate threat to collapse the pocket.

Versatile defender who lined up all over the defensive line for the Trojans, including at defensive tackle, defensive end and even at nose guard. Intriguing upside.

WEAKNESSES: Boasts more potential than production at this point. Lacks the bulk teams are looking for in a full-time defensive tackle, struggling to anchor in the running game. Relies upon his impressive initial surge to penetrate but does not possess ideal flexibility to change directions, allowing ballcarriers to escape too easily.

Gets caught up in the hand-fighting at the line of scrimmage and needs to show better technique in defeating blocks once opponents get into his chest. Can get a little out of control at times, losing his balance while swinging his hands wildly to rip free from blocks.

Made the surprising decision to leave school following 2013 season considering the returning talent (Leonard Williams) who likely would have freed Uko up for more single-team blocks in 2014.

COMPARES TO: Jurrell Casey, Tennessee Titans - Like Casey, another former Trojan defensive tackle, Uko possesses impressive burst to collapse the pocket from the interior. He's raw, however, and won't provide nearly as much against the run.
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #178
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With the 177th pick in the draft, the Houston Texans select...

Andrew Jackson, ILB from Western Kentucky.





Jackson is a big thumper, brings the wood in every game. Excellent instincts and the most physical LB in the draft. Will be a ILB in the Texans 3-4 scheme and could be a solid addition to the defense if he can work on coverage skills.
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With the 2nd pick of the 6th round the Washington Redskins select RB, Tyler Gaffney, Stanford.



Solidly-built with good body strength. Balanced runner with admirable toughness to shake and slide off tacklers. Runs hard and physical and would rather go through defenders than around them - will deliver hits with a strong stiff arm and often fall forward. Coordinated athlete with light feet.

Tough at the point of attack and not easy to bring down with arm tackles. Strong inside runner and a very smart and assignment sound runner to stay in his lane. Churns out yards as a workhorse back and runs the same late in games as he does in the 1st quarter.

Gives up his frame as a blocker. Ability as a receiver out of the backfield. Productive senior season and finished top-10 in the FBS in rushing yards (1,709) and rushing scores (21) despite not playing football in 2012. Dedicated and hard-working athlete and gets the most out of his body and ability.
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With the 179th pick....THE Jacksonville Jaguars select:

Ronald Powell, OLB, Florida

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Overview

2013: Played in 11 games and started in eight. 2012: Tore his left ACL two different times. First ACL tear came in spring game, and then second came during rehab. 2011: Played and started in 12 games. 2010: Played in 13 games and made one start. High school: Was No. 1-rated defensive end recruit (Rivals).
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Strengths

Looks the part -- well-proportioned, athletic, muscular build. Natural bender. Terrific agility. Can stunt and loop. Closes fast. Flashes strong hands and power potential. Loose hips to zone drop. Was deployed as a stand-up linebacker and hand-in-the-dirt rush end. Has untapped potential.

Weaknesses

Inconsistent get-off. Average eyes and instincts -- has to see it before he triggers. Shoddy edge setter. Plays short-armed, gets locked up and allows linemen to capture his outside shoulder. Aimless, unrefined pass rusher. Intensity and urgency leave something to be desired. Has coasted on natural talent. Had his tires pumped since high school -- entitlement was an issue as a young player and his personality could rub some people the wrong way. Injury history.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Powell is a physically gifted, inconsistent, college “Buck” (hybrid defensive end/outside linebacker) with crude strength and athleticism. Has developmental value as a stand-up rush linebacker, but must dedicate himself to the craft and realize he’s no longer the big man on campus.

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:29 PM   #181
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With the 180th selection in the 2014 Orange Mane mock draft.
The Indianapolis Colts select
Nevin Lawson, CB, Utah St.


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STRENGTHS: While shorter than ideal, Lawson sports a compact, athletic frame with very good agility, fluid hips and the speed to turn and run with receivers. Very physical defender, especially as an open-field tackler, where he quickly closes on the ball-carrier and strikes them at the hips, encircling his arms and wrenching them to the ground emphatically. Often asked to line up inside, showing the spatial awareness to handle playing the nickel and not relying on the sideline to protect himself. Highly confident defender, who varies his approach in man coverage, alternately punching the receiver to get a quality jam to impede their release or turning to run with them, demonstrating quick feet and a seamless turning motion. Good awareness in zone coverage. Keeps his eyes peeled on the quarterback when in zone and breaks on the ball quickly. Times his arrival with the ball, showing the hand-eye coordination to break up passes, as well as developing ball-skills to pull off the interception.

WEAKNESSES: Obvious size concerns and won't fit in every scheme. Times his leaps well but will lose out to bigger receivers on jump-balls. Wraps his arms securely but is forced to 'wrassle' opponents to the ground because of his size. Improved ball-skills in 2013 but does not possess ideal hands for the interception, picking off just six of 37 passes defensed over the past three seasons.

COMPARES TO: Christopher Owens, Miami Dolphins - Nicknamed "Peanut," Owens has quietly enjoyed a very solid NFL career since earning a third round selection by the Falcons in 2009. Like Owens, Lawson's coverage skills and willingness to mix it up in the running game could help him beat the odds
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Cody Hoffman, WR, BYU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 223.
40 Time: 4.65.
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With their final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Washington Redskins select Deandre Coleman, DT, California



Certainly looks the part of an NFL defensive lineman, boasting broad shoulders, a relatively trim middle and tree trunks for legs. Good power at the point of attack, including the upper-body strength to split the occasional double-team.

Extends his arms nicely to keep blockers away from his chest, demonstrating the ability to shed and get a hand on ball-carriers if they attempt to run near him. Above average initial quickness and straight-line speed for a man of his size. Durable performer who played in all 37 games over the past three seasons.

COMPARES TO: Kevin Vickerson, Denver Broncos - Whether it be as a nose guard or as a five-technique defensive end, Coleman's value in the NFL will come as a run-stuffing presence. With this specialty becoming less important as the NFL increasingly gravitates toward the pass, Coleman could still be waiting to hear his name called on third day of the draft, despite possessing undeniable tools.
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:59 PM   #184
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With the 183rd pick in the OM draft the Bears select the TD machine - James White -RB, Wisconsin


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the Vikings Select TE Blake Annen, Cincinnati

6'4 1/8..........247#.........4.42 40......34 inch vertical leap........25 reps 225

Vikings lost John Carlson and have only Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford behind him. Annen was not very productive at Cincy (neither was Luke Willson at Rice) but has tremendous athletic ability and is a very good run blocker. I take a chance on great physical tool. It is known that New England is very interested in Blake Annen and they seem to do well with drafting TE's.
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Buffalo Bills 6th round pick (pick 185?):
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:37 AM   #188
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Via PM, with pick 186, Shanananahan selects Jake Murphy, TE, Utah

With pick 187, Shananananananananahan selects Daniel Sorenson, S, BYU

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Via PM, with pick 188, JCMElway, DBroncos4Life, and the Detroit Lions select Lorenzo Taliaferra, RB, Coastal Carolina.

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With the 190th pick in the 2014 Orangemane Mock Draft:

The New England Patriots select:



James Hurst OL North Carolina


Overview

Started in 49 of 50 career games played. Two-time first-team All-ACC pick (2012-13). 2013: Started all 13 games at left tackle. Matched up primarily against Jadaveon Clowney in season opener against South Carolina (Clowney: 0 sacks, 3 tackles). 2012: Started 11 games at left tackle. Missed Idaho game due to injury. 2011: Second-team All-ACC selection after starting all 13 games at left tackle. 2010: Played in all 13 games and started the final 12 at left tackle.

Analysis

Strengths
Very good size. Smart and instinctive -- understands angles. Good leg drive as a run blocker -- is tough and aggressive. Competes hard and flashes some nastiness. Plays with a chip on his shoulder. Alert to see the blitz and feel stunts and switch off blocks. Experienced, four-year starter. Works hard and the game is very important to him.

Weaknesses
Average athletic ability and agility. Tends to lunge, bend at the waist and get overextended. Is heavy-footed and struggles to adjust to quick, inside counters. Gets jarred, knocked off balance and at times collapsed and lifted off the ground by power-leverage rushers. Tends to shoot his hands wide of his target in pass protection and will give up the edge. Is late to reach the second level and connect in space. Has a fast metabolism and some trouble maintaining weight.

Draft Projection
Rounds 4-5
Bottom Line
A wide-bodied, overachieving, college left tackle more ideally suited for the right side in the pros. Is football smart, gritty and competitive enough to eventually enter a starting lineup, but would be an ideal backup swing tackle on a strong offensive line and might even benefit from kicking inside where he'd have help on each side.

Hurst will get the opportunity to play inside with the Patriots and challenge Dan Connolly for a starting spot at RG, with the addition of Weston Richburg in the late 2nd the Patriots feel they have really upgraded their major weakness from the 2013 season.

Hurst ran 4.57 in the 20 yard shuttle at his recent pro-day after suffering a broken fibula in 2013 the same as Eric Ebron.

Selection was made at 11-20am (ET) -- Chicago(SoDak Bronco) is officially "On The Clock."
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With the 192nd selection in the 2014 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Picksburgh Stihlers go safe and unsexy with:

Wesley Johnson, OT, Vanderbilt



Measurables
Height: 6' 05"
Weight: 297 lbs.
Arm: 33.13"
Hand: 10.25"
40-yard dash: 5.11
225 lb. bench: 26 reps
Vertical jump: 29"
Broad jump: 9' 03"
3-cone drill: 7.4
Short shuttle: 4.64


Career Statistics
2010: 12/12 games started at left tackle, SEC All-Freshman team
2011: 13/13 games started (7 at center, 4 at left tackle, 2 at left guard)
2012: 13/13 games started at left tackle, All-SEC honorable mention, team captain
2013: 13/13 games started at left tackle, All-SEC first team, team captain


Analysis/Breakdown (from NFL.com)
STRENGTHS: Quick out of his stance. Natural bender with athletic, coordinated movement. Light on his feet and can work his hips. Keeps his hands inside and can pop and recoil. Shuffles, slides and mirrors. Gets to the second level with ease and can wheel around the edge as a puller. Durable, versatile 51-game starter -- has experience playing all across the line. Highly respected, passionate, no-nonsense vocal leader and two-time team captain.

WEAKNESSES: Average length. Is not built for power. Needs to bulk up and get functionally stronger. Light anchor -- stressed by power rushers. Does not jolt defenders with his hands. Average explosion/pop on contact. Inconsistent connecting with moving targets and fitting on linebackers. Has had difficulty filling out his frame and maintaining weight.

BOTTOM LINE: Experienced, intelligent, competitive, athletic, strength-deficient zone blocker. Has everything you want intangibly and has developmental value, but has to make significant strength gains and perfect his technique to survive against longer, more powerful NFL defensive ends.


Rationale for the pick from BowlenBall:
At first glance, Wesley Johnson does not look like a prototypical Steelers offensive lineman. However, they very badly need a left tackle to protect Rapistberger's blind side, as Mike Adams was a colossal bust and was finally moved to tight end late last season, and Kelvin Beachum (6' 02", 302 lbs) ended up starting for the last several games of 2013.
Johnson is an immediate upgrade over Beachum, and while he is a bit light in the pants, he only needs to add 10-15 pounds over the next year or two to be above league-average in size and weight. Otherwise, he's a 51-game starter in the SEC who has all the other requisite measureables to have a decade-long career in the NFL.





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9:23 p.m. Abu Dhabi
1:23 p.m. New York
12:23 p.m. Chicago
11:23 a.m. Denver
10:23 a.m. Los Angeles
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With the 193rd pick the Kansas City Chiefs Select Chris Davis CB, Auburn



STRENGTHS: Possesses a compact, well-developed build with light feet, fluid change of direction and smooth acceleration. Alert zone defender with quick-twitch athleticism to break downhill on the ball. Good athleticism for coverage responsibilities, demonstrating the agility and balance to mirror receivers, as well as the straight-line speed to keep up on vertical routes.


Explosive leaper who times it well to compete in jump-ball situations against taller receivers. Flashes physicality as a tackler, showing the ability to wrap securely and arrive with a thud. Talented punt returner. Very good balance, elusiveness and vision to set up blocks with the ball in his hands as was evidenced in his "kick-six" return to beat Alabama.


WEAKNESSES: Has the fluidity to handle man coverage responsibilities but lacks the height preferred in a man-heavy scheme. Inconsistent physicality as an open-field tackler. Does his share of standing around the pile and will occasionally lunge toward the legs of ballcarriers with his shoulder, rather than forcefully wrapping, leading to some missed tackles.


COMPARES TO: Kareem Jackson, Houston Texans - Stout (if somewhat short) frame, physicality and versatile coverage ability make the underrated Davis a potential early-round pick and future starter in the NFL, just as Jackson was from rival Alabama in 2010.
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With the 195th pick the New York Jets select: Ed Stinson, DE Alabama



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STRENGTHS: Possesses an ideal frame for the defensive line with broad shoulders, long (32 3/4") arms, a trim middle and a thick lower half, including wide hips and a big bubble. Powerful. Tough to move at the point of attack. Locks out would-be blockers with good arm extension and impressive strength. Very effective bull-rusher, capable of simply pushing opponents into the backfield. Reads run quickly and slides well laterally, slipping blocks to make plays at the line of scrimmage. Breaks down well against quick athletes and possesses the long arms and strength to rip them to the ground. Played special teams for the Tide, including as a blocker on field goals.

WEAKNESSES: Will be viewed by some as a bit of a 'tweener. Looks like a DE but plays like a DT. Looks more athletic than he is... Consistently among the last players off the snap and while he shows agility and some burst when in pursuit, does not play fast and offers little in terms of a pass rush other than his bull rush. Does not get his arms up often enough to knock down passes at the line of scrimmage. Part of a rotation and was subbed frequently against up-temp offenses. Pulled out of the Senior Bowl with a groin injury.

COMPARES TO: Tyson Alualu, Jacksonville Jaguars - Stinson doesn't possess the round frame of most NFL defensive linemen, appearing more like a pass rusher due to his long limbs and trim middle than the run-stuffing role his physicality and strength make him best suited. His ability to control in a phone booth and potentially work out well could earn him a nice buzz heading into the draft but his four seasons starting against top-notch competition shows best what he does (and doesn't) do well, just as it has for Alualu, a 6-3, 295 defensive end for the Jaguars.
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Like many preps during Alabama's turnaround under Nick Saban, Stinson signed with the Crimson Tide as a highly regarded prospect, turning down the likes of Florida State, LSU and Miami, among others. It didn't take him long to prove the prognosticators correct, starting two games and playing in nine in 2010 after redshirting his first year on campus. Stinson would go on to start the next three years, registering 105 tackles and 16 tackles for loss over his career, including a career-high 42 stops in 2013. Though he played all over the defensive line and even at Jack linebacker for the Tide, Stinson's role in the NFL will be just as it was with at Alabama -- as a run defender capable of holding up inside or out. He recorded "just" 5.5 sacks over his career and does not possess ideal burst or acceleration to qualify as a traditional pass-rushing defensive end but his durability, position and scheme versatility and underrated athletic traits could earn him top 100 consideration despite less-than-eye-popping statistics.


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Dezman Southward, S Wisconsin

Badgers stars work out for scouts from 20 NFL teams

MADISON—Teammate James White calls him “freakishly athletic,” and Wisconsin safety Dezmen Southward lived up to that description on Wednesday.
At the University of Wisconsin’s pro day, in front of representatives from 20 NFL teams – including the Packers, whose small contingent included Director of Pro Personnel Eliot Wolf and Director of College Scouting Brian Gutekunst – Southward was the star of the show.
He clocked an unofficial 40-yard dash time in the 4.3s and recorded a vertical jump of 42 inches at the McClain Center, adjacent to Camp Randall Stadium on the Madison campus. Southward also looked the part during position drills as he backpedaled, changed direction, flipped his hips and chased down deep passes the way a safety is supposed to do.
It was a huge day for Southward, who did not receive medical clearance to run or do any drills at the scouting combine in Indianapolis two weeks ago. He claims an x-ray was mistakenly diagnosed as a fracture in the C-5 vertebra – “I’ve never injured my neck before in my career,” he said – and he was told just hours before his scheduled drills in Indy that he’d have to sit out.
“I cried, I balled my eyes out,” he said. “That was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life, to be held out of it. I’m a really competitive guy, man.”
After the combine, he sent his x-rays to specialists around the country, including Dr. Bob Watkins, the surgeon who operated on Peyton Manning’s neck. He was cleared by everyone, learned he indeed does not have a fractured vertebra, and he finally got to display his “freakish” athletic ability for the pro scouts.
“I think there were a lot of unanswered questions,” Southward said. “How fast is he? How explosive is he? Can he flip? Can he go up and get the ball? I think a lot of those questions I was able to answer.”
Scouts with stopwatches relayed to Southward 40 times that ranged from 4.31 to 4.38 seconds. He claims he could get another inch or two higher on his vertical. His broad jump of 10 feet, 5 inches, was another measure of his explosiveness.
Southward still needs to translate those measurables to the field more consistently, as he came to Wisconsin with just one year of high school football experience and his ball skills have been lacking at times. But some NFL team is bound to take a flyer on a 6-1, 212-pound athlete who played both cornerback and safety in the Big Ten, and see how that athleticism might develop over time.
“I heard numbers as slow as 4.55 projected for me to run, and I was excited to destroy that number,” he said. “I definitely did that. Hopefully, the eyes that were already on me opened up a little bit more, and the ones that weren’t, they saw something.”

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Arthur Lynch, TE Georgia



STRENGTHS: Lynch's strength and awareness as an in-line blocker rank among his most impressive attributes at this point in his career. He is quick off the snap, latches onto defenders quickly and securely and is competitive. He is particularly effective on combination blocks in which he initially helps an offensive tackle double-team a defensive lineman before switching off to chip a linebacker at the second level. Lynch shows reliable hands and has a big frame to shield defenders from the ball.

WEAKNESSES: Isn't going to run away or make many defenders miss in the open field.

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With the 198th pick in the 2014 Orangemane Mock Draft:

The New England Patriots select:



Howard Jones DE/OLB Shepherd


Overview

Set an all-time school sack record with 35. 2013: First-team All-Mountain East Conference selection after starting in all 12 games and helping lead team to undefeated regular season and 11-1 record overall; lost to West Chester in the Division II quarterfinals. 2012: Started all 11 games. 2011: Started all 11 games. 2010: Played in 13 of 14 games and made 12 starts.

Analysis

Strengths
Muscular build with long arms. Intriguing athleticism. Outstanding straight-line speed and leaping ability. Explosive edge burst. Displays good balance, body control and agility as a rusher. Dips inside suddenly. Closes fast and shows striking ability. Flashes power potential. Has special-teams experience. Durable four-year starter.

Weaknesses
Is undersized and vulnerable at the point of attack. Does not set a hard edge. Hand use and pass-rush technique need to be coached up. Tight hips exposed in space -- struggles to change direction efficiently or break down to secure 1-on-1 tackles (inconsistent in this area). Tight hips. Green eyes and instincts -- does not exhibit a feel for blocking schemes and struggles to locate the ball. Football intelligence is lacking -- will require simple assignments.

Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line
Lean, explosive, highly athletic rush linebacker prospect who overwhelmed inferior tackles at the Division II level and has clear developmental value and upside potential. Best deployed with pinned ears and see-ball, get-ball instructions, Jones is raw, but has enticing speed and crude pass-rush ability for a patient, positional coach to mold.

After running a 4.61 at the Combine, he clocked an incredible 4.45 at his Pro-Day. A bit of a tweener but there's things to work with here.

Jones wll get an opportunity as a situational pass rusher/back up LEO LB in New England.

Selection was made at 5-30am (ET) -- Detroit(JCMElway/DBroncos4life) are officially "On The Clock."
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With the 199th pick, JCMElway, DBroncos4Life, and the Detroit Lions select Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G, McGill (Canada).

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Old 04-11-2014, 08:43 AM   #200
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With the 200th pick the Kansas City Queefs select Seantrel Henderson OT, The []_[]
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