|03-04-2013, 06:02 PM||#51|
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With pick #52 of the 2013 NFL Draft
Vikings select Khaseem Greene WLB Rutgers. A former safety to play WLB for the Minnesota Vikings with Erin Henderson possibly leaving via Free Agency. Greene is the #2 4-3 OLB available per mayock.
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|03-04-2013, 08:23 PM||#52|
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Prospect: Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
Weight: 175 lb.
• Small size and stature a big limit
• Open field speed and burst to close both adequate
• Change of direction skills near elite, shows up as a punt returner
• Character concerns, kicked off the team due to failed drug tests, arrested for marijuana possession a few months later
• Seemingly a personal foul waiting to happen after the play occasionally
• Good understanding and football IQ, duty disciplined
• Instinctive feel for route runners around him, can break on ball effectively
• Loses eye discipline too often, can get caught up watching the ball
• Gets to a high percentage of balls after the catch, motor and energy level are high
• Bounces around in zone coverage with lack of technique in his footwork
• Ability to press in both zone and man lacking, whiffs on contact often
• Very high in his backpedal with lengthy strides, unnatural for him
• Long steps limit his transition, forces him to give overly big cushions
• Lack of hip fluidity leads to late reaction out of receiver’s breaks
• Instinctive feel for inside/out leverage
• Ball skills are a plus, can highpoint it or get a hand to the ball consistently
• Vulture for the ball, always looking to strip it and force turnovers
• Tendency to go for the strip makes tackling technique inconsistent at best, fails to wrap often
• Struggles to shed blocks, overmatched on size and strength often
• Very aggressive in run support and as a blitzer, attacks the line of scrimmage, fearless
• Was never an upperclassmen at LSU or in leadership role on senior-led defenses
The man dubbed “Honeybadger” will be one of the most polarizing prospects come April. After getting kicked off the team in August, he opted not to transfer and decided to sit out a season. It’s not unprecedented for a prospect to get drafted after missing a whole season non-injury related. Robert Quinn was ruled ineligible and missed a season before becoming a first round pick in 2011. Teams interested in Mathieu will have to do their homework and put him through very personal interviews before drafting him to be sure. He can be an instant impact player and playmaker for the defense he joins. Even so, he has quite a bit of growing to do on the football field and may be scheme dependent.
He’s a much better fit for a zone scheme which allows him to get to the ball often. He may also be slot corner only, because it remains to be seen if he can be trusted on the boundary. Mathieu was a high-impact punt returner during his time at LSU. He displayed elite change of direction skills and vision to complement it. Despite the question marks, many teams will be excited about his instinctive style of play and tendency to turn games around on a dime.
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|03-04-2013, 08:36 PM||#53|
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With the 54th pick in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft the Miami Dolphins proudly select...
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
The Virginia Beach, Va. Native was a Top 175 prospect by Rivals.com and was invited to the Under Armour All-America game after catching 46 passes for 714 yards and nine touchdowns as a high school senior in 2009.
Hunter signed with Tennessee and earned immediate action, averaging an eye-popping 25.9 yards per catch in 2010 and earning a spot on the All-SEC Freshman team.
He looked well on his way toward establishing himself as a potential all-conference selection in 2011, racking up 315 receiving yards over the first two games before tearing his ACL in Tennessee's first offensive series against Florida.
One of the top high school recruits Derek Dooley was able to lure to Knoxville, Hunter is a good sized target and displays explosive footwork in and out of his breaks, which is probably his best quality. He isn't the most natural hands-catcher on throws away from his body and appears to battle streaky confidence due to his drops. Hunter has some durability concerns because of his lean build and '11 knee injury.
He has first-round talent, but the drops and inconsistency hurt his value, making it tough to trust him. Hunter has a high ceiling if he can refine several areas of his game and is worth the chance in the second round, but it wouldn't be surprising if he a team takes a chance on his upside in the first round.
Strengths: Hunter is a tall, long athlete with an exception catching radius and reach. He is a fluid, gliding mover with long strides and deceiving speed to get vertical or make plays after the catch. He has strong footwork in/out of his breaks with sharp route quickness to sell patterns and create some separation. He tracks the ball beautifully, adjusting with outstanding body control.
Hunter does a nice job becoming a DB downfield to knock balls away and prevent the INT. He has the size/speed combination to attract defensive holding and pass interference penalties in his routes. Hunter has experience lining up as an X, Y and Z receiver, lining up all over the offense for Tennessee.
He had a productive 2012 season as one of only four SEC receivers to surpass 1,000 receiving yards, finishing third in receiving yards (1,083) and touchdown grabs (9). Despite just 17 career starts, Hunter finishes his Tennessee career ranked top-five in career 100-yard receiving games (8) and touchdown catches (18).
Compares To: Mix of AJ Green, Bengals/Brian Quick, Rams - Like Green, Hunter is a tall, athletic receiver with very good speed and length for the position, but like Quick, he is also unpolished in several areas, including inconsistent hands.
SSJ and I both knew coming into this mock that the Phins needed to retool there WR core. After taking Wheaton we felt like Hunter was another great addition for Ryan Tannehill to use in Miami. Tannehill didn't have many weapons and we've already added 2 highly rated wideouts
The pick was made at 10:35 pm Central time
Tennessee and Lycan are now on the clock!
|03-04-2013, 08:57 PM||#54|
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With the 55th pick in the NFL draft the Tennessee Titans select John Jenkins, DT, Georgia.
STRENGTHS: Nose tackle prospect with an expansive chest, good length, and a solid overall build. Capable of keeping the line against strong single blocks and double teams, finding the ball and moving within the box to be part of the stop. Flashes decent agility for his size. Capable of pressing the pocket with pure brute strength and a solid get-off, also uses his hands when one-on-one to rip aside blockers and attack the backfield. Can overwhelm single blocks simply with his massive size and frame. Has a quick shake to get a gap against guards in pass protection and the foot quickness and hustle to adjust to moving quarterbacks in the pocket.
WEAKNESSES: Thin and narrow built lower body, which contributes to waist bending and poor balance. Ends up on the ground more than you’d like. Susceptible to cut blocks and doesn’t deal well with trash at his feet, though he gives good effort to recover and return to the play. Quickness is decent for his size, but he offers little as an interior pass rusher and will be a two down player in the NFL. Stops on contact with double teams at times instead of pushing through. Plays tall and is slow off the snap, will lose upper-body strength battles to get off-balance. Doesn't fight for inside hand position. As a result, gets rooted out too often by smaller offensive linemen who get underneath his pads and out-leverage him. Could be more consistent shedding to grab ball carriers coming through holes inside.
My thoughts: The value here was too good to pass up. Jenkins will eat up blockers and free the Pass Rushers to do their thing.
The pick was made at 11:56 PM EST. The Baltimore Ravens and Bmore Manning are on the clock.
|03-05-2013, 12:00 PM||#56|
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The Houston Texans select OT/OG Kyle Long of Oregon. His athleticism is a perfect match for the Texans OL scheme.
1. Datone Jones UCLA
2. Kyle Long Oregon
|03-05-2013, 04:14 PM||#57|
With the 58th pick in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft the Denver Broncos Select...
Jordan Poyer CB Oregon State
5'11 182 lbs.
Balanced athlete with good closing burst. Tough and competes with very good eye discipline. Sets the edge and works hard to shed, playing stronger than he looks. Gets physical and matches up well with bigger receivers. Nice job reading the eyes of the quarterback and puts himself in position to make a play on the ball.
Willing run defender and throws his body around, taking accurate angles. Quick learner as a former safety, moving to cornerback in 2010 and starting the past two seasons. Good experience in zone coverage, often moving inside to cover the slot receiver. Leader of the secondary and a fiery player. Extensive special teams experience on kickoff and punt returns. Former Oregon State baseball player.
Leaner frame with limited bulk, probably will never be able to gain 190+ pounds. Not a quick-twitch athlete and lacks natural explosion. Plays too far off the line of scrimmage to protect against speed, allowing too much of a cushion and conceding underneath throws.
Tends to bite on fakes and gets overaggressive at times. Streaky tackler and often lowers his head and whiffs in the open field. Can get caught with his eyes in the backfield too much and struggles to recover after false steps. Reliable return man, but not a dynamic performer in this area. Some minor character concerns after an arrest last May for a bar fight.
|03-05-2013, 05:06 PM||#58|
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With the 59th selection in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft
The New England Patriots select
DJ Swearinger S South Carolina
Captain of the South Carolina defense and a four year starter, few college safeties hit as hard as Swearinger. Even though he played offense and defense in high school, there was never any doubt about where he fit at the college level – though there was some doubt about where he was going to play. Swearinger originally committed to Tennessee, but the resignation of then-head coach Phillip Fulmer caused a switch to South Carolina, where Steve Spurrier was more than happy to see him. An enforcer in the middle of the field, Swearinger is an incredibly productive and physical defender who has played every position in the secondary for South Carolina.
Swearinger played in all 13 games of his true freshman year for the Gamecocks (19 tackles), and then saw more time on defense as a sophomore, starting eight games while moving between free and strong safety (66 tackles, interception, five pass break-ups). He took more of a leadership role as a junior, starting every game, moving from strong safety to free safety in the third week of the year (80 tackles, three interceptions, three pass break-ups). In his senior season he was as productive as ever (80 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass break-ups) and saw his role grow even further, notching a significant amount of snaps at cornerback when injuries decimated the position for South Carolina.
High-motor, downhill run and pass defender who throws his body around, but with some control. Big hitter over the middle on receivers and pounding running backs, especially in tight quarters and as a backside pursuit defender. Good lateral movement to flow with runs from the back half, yet fly into the hole to prevent big runs. Feisty in-the-box defender who out-quicks or swims over lead blocks and fights through the whistle. Has experience at a variety of positions, and lines up against receivers regularly, using his physicality, agility, and knowledge of routes to stay with them across or down the field. Has the range to split the field in half in two-deep coverage. Effective blitzer off the edge, brings force into fullback blocks and quarterback hits. Competes for the ball while the receiver is making the catch, as he does in every other part of his game. Makes the easy interception on poor throws, but also snatches and dives for tougher picks.
Average height for the position, though he has good thickness in his lower body. Best in a two-deep look, might not have the range to make plays and length to take on deep routes in single-high, although South Carolina often asks him to fulfill this role. More of an enforcer against receivers than backs. Prone to leaving his feet and goes low on tackles (especially in space), pro backs might avoid them more easily in the open field. NFL quarterbacks might take advantage of his aggressive nature, as he will jump underneath routes. Gets overly physical with receivers, sometimes crossing the pass interference line because he lacks the pure speed to keep up. Straddles the line with trash talk and hits through the whistle. Will likely get flagged and fined for overly-aggressive play.
This tenacious hitter originally planned on going to Tennessee, but the resignation of Phillip Fulmer sent him into the arms of Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. He's played in every game since he arrived on campus, except for the 2012 matchup against Missouri, for which he was suspended after a hit on a defenseless receiver. He has played both free and strong safety, and his good performances as a spot duty at corner against big receivers suggests he has the potential to cover NFL tight ends in coverage well. He projects to be a day two pick.
Pick made at 8-05pm ET, Atlanta (ludo22) is OTC[/QUOTE]
|03-05-2013, 06:50 PM||#59|
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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With the #60 pick of the OM Draft the Atlanta Falcons select....
Sam Montgomery, DE, LSU
Atlanta runs to make this selection once we realized this man was still on the board.
Good bull rush
Flashes potential as a run-defender
Physical run-defender who holds the edge
Uses bull rush to blow up runs in the backfield
Has a repertoire of moves
Dips his shoulder well to gain leverage
Played well against good competition past two years
usually last guy off LOS
- once this guy gets his pay day he is bound to start working harder!!
pick made at 7:48 PM AZ time
San Francisco is OTC
|03-06-2013, 05:57 AM||#62|
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With the first pick of the third round in the OM draft, the St. Louis Rams select:
Dallas Thomas, LG, Tennessee
6’5”, 306, 5.08 forty
Displays the potential to start as either a tackle or guard in the NFL. Plays with natural bend in the knees, and flexibility. Possesses excellent agility. Can sit down into his blocks and anchor. Can block down yet spring back outside to cut off outside blitzers, also gets to second level quickly and shows good speed and hustle downfield. Very good at pulling, and is always attempting to drive his assignment to the ground. Maintains balance while extending his arms to keep outside rushers out of the pocket, does not give up after initial contact. Good recovery speed to cut off spin and inside counter moves. Goes out to meet his man and packs a punch to stop their momentum. Comes off the ball very well from a three-point stance in the run game.
Foot quickness is a bit lacking. Must continue to get stronger in the lower body, will give up a bit of ground against powerful defenders -– especially when he fails to land his punch correctly. Must consistently get his hands up quickly, both in pass protection and when trying to negate second-level defenders. Lunges towards his man out of a three-point stance on occasion, overextending to allow him to pass by.
Thomas has three years of starting experience in the SEC under his belt. He spent his Sophomore and Junior seasons at left tackle, before moving to guard in his senior season. Thomas plays with great flexibility. He also has the ability to anchor into his blocks. Thomas likely profiles better as an offensive guard, but is capable of playing left tackle in the NFL, despite less than ideal foot quickness. Thomas should be a top-50 selection. (NFL)
Comment: Give Paul Boudreau (Oline coach of the Rams) Saffold and Thomas and let him figure out who's the best LT. Thomas brings versatility to the line and puts some pressure on Saffold to get better. Meanwhile, Dallas competes for the LG spot.
Pick made at 7:00AM Mountain Time
J’ville Jags are on the clock
|03-06-2013, 08:07 AM||#63|
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With the 64th pick in the 2013 OM Draft......the JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS select :
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisana Tech
Louisiana Tech surprised many across the country in 2011, winning seven straight games in October and November, and the Western Athletic Conference title -– the first time they wore that crown since 2001. The Bulldogs lost a close 31-24 game to TCU in the Poinsettia Bowl, but during the broadcast, it came to light that Patton and teammate Adrien Cole gave up the $300 Best Buy certificates awarded to them in their bowl prizes to kids participating in the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Add that sort of character to his talent, and it makes scouts very intrigued with his potential as an NFL playmaker and locker room presence.
Patton won first-team all-conference accolades in his first year in Ruston (which is located in north central Louisiana) after catching 79 passes for 1,202 yards and 11 scores. His efforts against San Jose State (five catches, 116 yards, one touchdown) and Nevada (7-162, TD) were instrumental in the Bulldogs’ winning their league championship. It was no surprise Patton contributed right away, as several FBS programs had interest in his services coming out of Coffeyville Community College. Not only was he an all-conference receiver as a redshirt sophomore in Junior College in 2010 (687 receiving yards, four TDs), but he also received honors as a punter (39.8 yards per attempt).
Patton and the rest of the Louisiana Tech offense took the nation by storm in 2012. Their up-tempo passing offense racked up huge scores, tons of yardage, and a 9-3 record. Patton starred in the offense, earning first-team All-WAC honors and second-team All-American honors thanks to his 104 catches for 1,392 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Good size for the position, has the height and length to play outside at the next level. Very good acceleration off the line, gets to full speed in a couple of steps and can shimmy to free himself and stick his foot in the ground to get inside position on slants. Uses a head fake to get the seam and possesses enough straight-line speed to take advantage of hesitating cornerbacks in off coverage. Fluid, economic mover who does plays under control. Stems to separate with good foot quickness on comebacks and out routes, also extends his arm to create space on short and deep routes. Natural hands catcher - catches the ball with his hands away from his body, even when tracking passes over either shoulder. Wins jump balls in the end zone and over the middle with good vertical and great concentration. Acrobatic and excellent at adjusting to the ball in the air, especially to the back-shoulder on fades. Good sideline awareness to get two feet in-bounds while making the catch. Used on quick throws to take advantage of his shiftiness and surprisingly tough running, lowers his shoulder and is not easy for smaller cornerbacks to drag down after the catch. Sells routes where he knows he’s not the primary target to free up the underneath or cross-field receiver. Shows fight as a run blocker, willing to hit multiple punches to keep his man at bay and works himself into the correct blocking angle. Hustles downfield to help out fellow ballcarriers. Plays with a feisty attitude.
Extends his hands from his frame, but doesn’t snatch and secure the ball, making him struggle coming down with the ball when the defensive back contests him. As such, does not always find the ball downfield or come up with catchable passes when adjusting to it in the air. Inconsistent catching punts as a returner, makes some tough grabs running towards the sideline.
A first-team All-WAC pick in 2011 and 2012, Patton accumulated 2,544 yards and 24 touchdowns in his career with the Bulldogs after transferring from Coffeyville Community College. He’s an acrobat along the sideline and a vertical stem threat much, but needs to improve attacking the ball when contested. In his two seasons starting, however, he has showing NFL teams paying close attention that he possesses the hands, route-running skills, and toughness to be a top-64 pick -– and, eventually, a very good starter.
pick made @ 9:11 am mtn time. DB4Life (Detroit) is on the clock
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|03-06-2013, 08:20 AM||#64|
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With the 65th pick the Lions select Logan Ryan, CB Rutgers
While he doesn't have the elite measurables of, say, Dee Milliner or Xavier Rhodes, Rutgers Scarlet Knights cornerback Logan Ryan had a very impressive collegiate career that has led some to think that he will be the second cornerback in school history to be a first-round pick, following in Devin McCourty's footsteps. After foregoing his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, Dan Kadar of SB Nation ranks Ryan as the third-best cornerback in the draft and the No. 29 overall prospect.
In his junior season, Ryan recorded four interceptions, 17 passes broken up and 94 tackles as the Scarlet Knights finished the season with the fourth-fewest points allowed in the nation. In his sophomore season in 2011, Ryan finished with three interceptions, 13 passes broken up and 67 tackles.
Complete NFL Draft 2013 coverage
- Ryan is a very intelligent player who was very rarely out of position in the Rutgers secondary. He is adept at both man and zone coverage, as he understands his role in both.
- Despite measuring in at 6'0, 190 pounds, Ryan is aggressive in the run game and more than willing to take on blocks.
- Ryan is a very solid tackler and closes short distances quickly to bring down ball-carriers.
Here's a video compilation of Ryan against UConn, from draftbreakdown.com:
SB Nation's top 100 prospect big board
- Ryan uses a lot of contact in coverage to stay with receivers and at times doesn't get his head around to locate the ball. These tendencies could lead to penalties in the NFL.
- He doesn't have a particularly great amount of straight-line speed and may lack the second-gear necessary to stay with speedy receivers on the boundaries.
- SB Nation's Assistant NFL Draft Editor, Matthew Fairburn, tweeted about Ryan's draft prospects on Thursday:
A bit rough around the edges, but flashed fluid hips in coverage and locates the ball well.
- Following the 2012 season, Rob Rang of CBS Sports said that Ryan may be able to work himself into the first-round discussion:
As with any underclassman, Ryan will have to prove his size and straight-line speed to scouts to settle his final grade. With the NFL increasingly turning toward the passing game, he is one of several cornerbacks who could work their way into first-round conversation with an impressive showing in workouts.
- Ryan was twice an All-Big East honoree before foregoing his senior season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He was also named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly for his 2012 season.
Pick made 10:20 CT CBF1 is now on the clock
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|03-06-2013, 08:32 PM||#65|
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With the 67th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select
Brandon Williams, NT, Missouri Southern
6’ 1”, 335
He dominated D-II with 27 sacks as a 3-time All-American.
He proved at the senior bowl he could play against elite competition.
He led the ’13 combine along with Margus Hunt on the bench with 38 reps each.
|03-06-2013, 09:06 PM||#66|
with the 68th pick theCleveland Brownsselect EJ MANUEL
height 6'5'' 237 lbs 4.65 40 dash 2nd longest broad jump 4th fastest cone drill 2nd fastest 20 yard shuffle among QBs.
its no secret the browns are a mess at QB. Questions remain if old man Weeden can get it done and with a sub par QB market this year EJ is a diamond in the rough. His stock has been rising since the college season and will continue to rise. you can even find a mock or two of him going in the 1st round, but is projected in the 2nd. Manuel has improved his footwork since the college season and displayed excellent accuracy on deep and short range passes. as a starter he went 26-5 with a 68% completion percentage. Winning all 4 bowl appearances. Manuel is a superb athlete but also a pocket passer by nature. he could be anything from a read option type QB to one who remains in the hashes. the guy has alot of upside in my opinion way more than weeden. wouldnt be surprised if he did go to the browns and takes over the starting job from weeden..
strengths : dual threat QB..powerful arm...excellent mobility...size and strength...escapability...experienced...quick release..
weakness : not a natural passer...decision making...runs too quickly... can panic at times...
pick was made at 9:05 pm PST time
|03-06-2013, 09:48 PM||#67|
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With the 66th pick in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft the Oakland Raiders select:
For the final time.
OT Terron Armstead, Arkansas Pine-Bluff.
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|03-06-2013, 10:15 PM||#68|
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With the 70th pick the Tennessee Titans select Justin Pugh, G/OT, Syracuse
STRENGTHS: Very good range and mobility. Good feet. Will sit into his blocks. Experienced player. Plays with body control and balance. Gets to the second level easily. Good pad level.
WEAKNESSES: Very short arms. Lacks ideal offensive tackle size. Doesn't possess a lot of core strength, can be bull rushed back. Not a quick twitch athlete, doesn't respond well to sudden moves. Hand usage is inconsistent.
BOTTOM LINE Pugh is a seasoned starter at offensive tackle with very good movement skills. However, he lacks adequate arm length and size to stick at offensive tackle going forward. His best fit will likely be as an offensive guard in a zone-blocking scheme.
My thoughts: Probably the Titans biggest weakness is inside at the Guard position. I think Pugh steps in day 1 as a starter and helps solidify a shaky interior line.
Pick was made at 1:15 AM EST, Buffalo (BroncosfanGuy) are on the clock.
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|03-07-2013, 11:17 AM||#69|
With the 71st pick in the OM Mock Draft the Buffalo Bills select Da'Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech
SUMMARY - After a breakout 2010 season (67 catches for 1040 yards with 9 TD's), Rogers was expected to combine with Justin Hunter to form an elite receiver Combo for the Volunteers. Unfortunately, Rogers was suspended from the Tennessee team and ended up transferring down to Tennessee Tech so that he could play immediately in 2011 and he had a solid season (61 catches for 893 yards with 10 TD's). Even though Rogers lacks the quick burst of acceleration and top end speed that everyone prefers, his combination of smooth athleticism, size, strength and receiving skills give him the tools to be a productive starting receiver in the NFL. Overall, if Rogers did not have any off-field issues he would likely be a second round draft pick, but with concerns about his character he will likely be a third or fourth round pick. If he can stay focused on and off the field then I expect Rogers to become a quality starting receiver in the NFL who catches a lot of passes and makes big plays in the red-zone.
Pick made at 12:17 PM MST
Jets (MrPeepers OTC)
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|03-07-2013, 11:57 AM||#70|
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NY Jets Pick #72
Thomas plays to honor his family
Syracuse's Shamarko Thomas lost both parents in a devastating nine-month span
Thomas, who overcame other obstacles growing up, became anchor for his family
Now a senior, Thomas wants to make NFL to honor parents, provide for his siblings
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz2MszjFlvW
Regular Season Stats: 84 tackles, 60 solo, 1 sack, 2 INT
Strengths: Pure strength that stems from tremendous work habits. Definition of big hit safety.
Weaknesses: Not the greatest in man to man, will never be an INT type guy.
3-11 (73): Tampa Bay (Traveler)- on the clock
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|03-08-2013, 04:08 AM||#71|
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With the Clock having expired on Traveler and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Kansas City Chiefs are quick to complete a trade with the San Francisco 49'ers and leap frog Miami Dolphins to select:
CB Mississippi State
6'1 190 LBS
Here is Slay riding Teo's g/f:
Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl says Mississippi State CB Darius Slay projects to the NFL better than teammate Johnthan Banks.
Slay "doesn't have the production/experience of Banks (has) but more upside," according to Weidl. The "other" Mississippi State corner put up better numbers at the Combine and more than held his own opposite Banks. We think both are in the top-50 range.
Source: Kevin Weidl on Twitter
Slay went to Itawamba Community College where he played football for 2 years. Slays Freshman year at ICC he had 41 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, .5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions in the only 5 games he played before being injured. He wasn’t as impressive as a Sophomore, he had 32 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. He also had 8 punt returns for 99 yards and 1 touchdown. After his Sophomore year he transferred to Mississippi State. In his first year at Mississippi State Slay played in all 13 games. He amassed 24 tackles, 1 for a loss, 1 interception which he returned 72 yards for a touchdown, 5 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. As a Senior Slay started all 13 of the Bulldogs games. He racked up 40 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 5 interceptions, 1 of which was returned for a TD, and 11 passes defensed.
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Strengths: Has long arms to go along with his good size and straight line speed. Has good quickness in and out of his breaks and is very fluid in his movements. Good at recognizing what routes the WR is running and reacting. Has good hands. Is good at attacking the WR’s hands and arms causing a lot of drops. Is very good in the open field with the ball in his hands. Sets up blockers well and has good vision.
Weaknesses: Isn’t great in the run game. Likes to lower his head and go for the ball carriers legs, resulting in miss tackles. Doesn’t get off blocks well when attacking the line of scrimmage. Only has 1 year of starting experience against top competition.
Pick was made at 5:08 Mountain Time. Drek and the New Orleans Saints are on the clock.
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|03-08-2013, 06:31 AM||#72|
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With the 75th pick in the 2013 NFL draft the New Orleans Saints select....
Snorsio "Sio" Moore, OLB, Connecticut
Sio is a proven versatile football player with good production as a hybrid LB for UConn. His backed up his collegiate production at the combine, showing that he was a better athlete than many believed (top 5 finishes in the 40, bench, vertical, and broad jump among all LBs).
His versatility makes him an ideal fit for New Orleans heading into a 3-4 transition, where Sio can play at either OLB position and in any role required.
The Saints would also like to take a moment here to tell Roger Goodell to go **** himself.
Miami is now on the clock as of 0831 CST.
|03-08-2013, 07:07 AM||#73|
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With the 76th pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select:
Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State
With the tight ends evolving into a more receiving focused position at the NFL level, Escobar is joining the league at just the right time. The former high school basketball player is a natural receiver and could project as a movable target to attack the defense from a variety of ways. Historically, few prospects leave San Diego State early to chase their NFL dreams, but Escobar saw former teammate Ronnie Hillman have some success when given touches.
After redshirting the 2009 season, Escobar played in 13 games as a freshman, starting the last 12. He registered 323 yards and four touchdowns on 29 receptions. 19 of those receptions went for a touchdown or first down. Escobar's role slightly decreased in 2010, starting six of 13 games. His production grew, however, as the then redshirt sophomore hauled in 51 grabs for 780 yards and seven touchdowns. As a junior, Escobar's numbers took a step back, catching 42 passes for 543 yards and six touchdowns. He never missed a game at San Diego State after the initial redshirt season.
Excellent hands catcher, very natural. Locates ball over shoulder very easily, picks the target out of the air effortlessly. Runs the seam like a wideout, long strides and eats up ground. Frequently beat defensive backs vertically, especially when they anticipated the route to be broken off. Absorbs contact even when catching away from body. Can sustain a run block if he gets inside hand position and latch. Frequently used in motion before the snap. Occasionally slow plays first few steps to get defensive back flat footed.
Does not absorb or run through contact as well during routes as he does at the catch point. A straight-line mover after the catch, very little wiggle or straight-up tackle breaking. Not a blocker, either plays too close to his body or lunges from a distance. Soft and tentative on first contact. Was held out of the full-time starting role in 2011 because of it. Leads with elbows or shoulders when blocking.
As a receiving target, Escobar is exactly what NFL teams are looking for. His fluidity and downfield comfort is effortless, as is Escobar's near refusal to body catch. However, the same issue that kept Escobar out of a full-time role in 2011 could limit his snaps in the NFL: inconsistent blocking. Still, Escobar is a talented receiving option that teams will use around the offensive formation.
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|03-08-2013, 07:15 AM||#74|
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Join Date: May 2003
With the 77th pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select:
Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
Few cornerbacks get a chance to see the end zone after one of their interceptions –- but Wreh-Wilson managed to do so in back to back games in 2010. Against Buffalo in late September, he got his first pick six, taking a pass back 46 yards for a score. Vanderbilt couldn’t stop him from repeating the feat the next week, as his 44-yard return helped the Huskies win their second consecutive game.
Wreh-Wilson (whose name is pronounced bleed-ee ray-wilson) picked off two more passes that season, while also making 57 tackles and five pass breakups as a 13-game starter. He had already forced UConn coaches to put him in the starting line-up nine times as a redshirt freshman, and he wound up leading the team with six pass breakups as well as making his first interception against Louisville. In 2011, Wreh-Wilson started only seven games (one interception, seven pass breakups), missing five midseason contests with a sprained right MCL.
In his 2012 campaign, which earned him a second-team All-Big East selection, Wreh-Wilson recorded 46 tackles, with one interception and nine passes defended. Wreh-Wilson’s lone interception came off Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater in the third overtime. This interception set Connecticut up for the game-winning field goal.
Scouts like Wreh-Wilson’s tall, long frame on the outside. He owns the closing speed to cut down receivers quickly after the catch when playing off, and uses his long arms to knock the ball away out of their hands. But he also presents short-area foot quickness to stay with receivers when tight on the line, as well as the powerful extension to knock them off their routes.
Like most taller corners, receivers can get Wreh-Wilson a little off-balance once he stops his feet. His tackling is also inconsistent, as he’ll dive at the feet of ballcarriers or lunge at him to make a hit instead of using his length to wrap. Play action can also get him in trouble, as he’ll jump forward and allow his receiver behind him. After receivers get behind him, Wreh-Wilson doesn't always showcase proper hip flexibility or adequete recovery speed. And even with his height and length, Wreh-Wilson sometimes loses jump balls when he gets outmuscled or fails to high-point.
Wreh-Wilson is a tall, tough corner, with some ball skills. His length and short area quickness makes him an intriguing prospect, but his inability to quickly flip his hips and his lack of deep, recovery speed will likely limit him to a zone-based scheme.
|03-08-2013, 07:18 AM||#75|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Atlanta, GA
Sorry fellas. Had family emergency yesterday and didn't have time to send my pick to anyone. Having said that.....
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select:
JAMIE COLLINS, OLB, Southern Mississippi, 6'-4", 250 lbs, 4.64
STRENGTHS: Muscular, athletic-looking frame with powerful hands and long arms. Accelerates well in a straight line, and exhibits good flexibility, both coming off the edge as a rusher, as well as when changing direction in space. Displays a knack for getting to the quarterback off the edge, with impressive natural power on contact, and ability to disengage when he uses his hands effectively. Flashes a strong, sudden closing burst in space. Appears natural and comfortable in his lower half when asked to drop into zone coverage. When he gets his arms extended at the point of attack, can really manhandle his blocker. Doesn't possess a ton of short-area burst when breaking down to make tackles in space, but uses length nicely to compensate.
WEAKNESSES: Motor appears to waffle at times. Explosiveness and fluidity appear to be there for brief moments, but other times he looks heavy-footed and sloppy in space. First step isn't elite. Is much more athletic than instinctive at this point. Isn't a high-intensity, fly-to-the-football defender, despite possessing some dynamic physical tools that indicate he's capable of covering more ground. Tends to tackle with his shoulder too frequently rather than wrapping up, and will take on blockers with his chest or shoulders far too often. Will reduce speed and exhibits loose legs when flipping his hips from a backpedal in man-coverage. Awareness in zone coverage waivers, as he tends to freeze in space and lose track of what's going on behind him.
COMPARES TO: K.J. Wright, OLB, Seattle Seahawks - Like Wright, Collins possesses a unique combination of speed, fluidity and flexibility for his size. However, when Wright came out of Mississippi State, he displayed better all-around instincts and motor than what we've seen out of Collins, who is probably the more gifted athlete. Right now, Collins looks like a developmental project with starting-caliber potential if the fundamentals and instincts can improve.