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Old 03-08-2013, 07:07 AM   #76
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With the 76th pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select:

Gavin Escobar, TE, San Diego State


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Overview

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.

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Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.

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Bottom Line

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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Old 03-08-2013, 07:15 AM   #77
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With the 77th pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Miami Dolphins select:

Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut


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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.

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Strengths

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.

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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.

NFL Comparison

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Bottom Line

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.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #78
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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.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #79
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I didn't know i was up. Chase Thomas LB Stanford.
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With the 79th pick in the 2013 OM NFL Draft......the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select:

Chris Faulk, OT, LSU, 6'-5", 331 lbs, 5.08




STRENGTHS: Very smooth out of his stance. He eases to his left, latches on with strong hands and has the lateral agility and balance to sustain blocks in pass protection. He possesses long arms and surprising flexibility to reach speed rushers. Shows the ability to handle speed rushers when left one on one, rarely allowing any pressure off the edge.

He is physical and determined as a run blocker, coming off the ball with good pad level and consistently driving his opponent off the ball.


WEAKNESSES: Besides just his health, however, scouts will also want to make sure Faulk is in shape, as the 6-6, 335-pounder has carried more weight across his middle than most of today's relatively svelte offensive tackles. Worth noting that Faulk was protected often in 2011 with a tight end.


COMPARES TO: Andrew Whitworth, LT, Bengals -- Faulk certainly doesn't have the body type normally associated with dominant blind-side pass protectors in today's NFL. That said, neither does Whitworth, a 6-7, 330-pound former LSU standout who developed into one of the league's better left tackles for the Bengals.

Pick made at 8:12 PM EST
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Due to Dallas missing their pick, The New York Giants with the 80th pick in the draft proudly select RB, out of Michigan State, Le'veon Bell.

The Giants are happy the best back in the draft was available and believe this 6'1" 230lbs beast of muscle with speed, power and great hands will easily replace the recently parted.




Pick made at 8:35 am MST. Phibacka and southstndjunkie are now on the clock.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #82
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Dallas Cowboys select...
Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M



Cowboys are ecstatic to get Ryan Swope! His athleticism is hard to come by as well is his passion and heart for the game. This aggie gets to stay in Texas.
Tony Romo is going to love having Dez, Miles, Swope, and Witten to throw to.

pick was made at 9:22 AM Arizona time

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With the 82nd pick in the 2013 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft The Miami Dolphins Proudly Select...

Corey Lemonier DE/OLB Auburn




Although he didn't start as a true freshman, Lemonier was a valuable rusher off the bench for the Tigers National Title team in 2010. He became a starter as a sophomore in 2011 and set career-highs across the board with 47 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. Lemonier jumped out to a quick start in 2012 as a junior with five sacks over the first four games, but he managed just a half sack over the final eight contests in an otherwise forgettable season for most of Auburn's players.
Lemonier is able to beat tackles with his speed upfield and in pursuit, showing the vision and agility to weave through the trash. While possessing some exciting traits, he has some flaws with some stiffness in his upper body, lacking the functional strength or lateral agility to beat blockers once engaged. Although he struggles to shed blocks, even by tight ends and running backs, Lemonier shows excellent effort and the NFL is always looking for talented pass rushers with upside.
Strengths: Quick off the edge and the type of rusher than can only be contained for so long. Blend of sped and power to penetrate the pocket and pressure the quarterback. Flashes raw power at the point of attack with a sharp punch, appearing stronger than in past years. Has experience dropping in space and has been given coverage responsibilities. Never quits in his pursuit and is tough to stop, can only hope to slow him down. Ferocious hitter and looks for the knockout blow. Will line up as a stand up linebacker and rush from different angles.
Weaknesses: Still developing his run awareness and technique. Needs to improve his discipline in space and better understand his surroundings. Too often overpursues off the snap and can be overaggressive, taking himself out of plays. Inconsistent snap anticipation and needs to cut down on the offsides penalties. Will get hung up on blocks and hand use in the trenches still a work in progress. Needs to consistently finish once he gets his hands on the ballcarrier. Disappointing second half of 2012 and played down to the level of the rest of the team.

Miami VERY happy to get a guy with the skill set needed to get to the QB. Lemonier will help out Cameron Wake pummeling Qbs.

Pick was made at 11:40am Central Time...
Minnesota and Jebures are now on the clock
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QB Mike Glennon 6'7 224 4.94 40. Ponder is not a franchise QB and the Vikings have nothing behind him on the roster. Either way I could not pass up on this value in the third round for Glennon, who I believe is a possible first round pick.

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:25 PM   #85
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The Washington Redskins select Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois.

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With the 85th pick the Tennessee Titans select Brian Winters, G, Kent State.



STRENGTHS Finishing plays is not an issue, steps out to attack his man quickly after the snap, latches on like he’s beginning a wrestling match, and then keeps his legs moving to sustain. Throws smaller ends to the ground if they let up as the whistle blows. Plays with a wide base and the natural flexibility to drop his hips in pass protection, yet has the foot quickness to mirror on the outside and maneuver himself into an inside position while engaged. Fires off the ball in short-yardage situations despite his height, and churns his feet moving to move the pile. Effective combo blocker, as well, as he can seal the tackle and then negate a linebacker using his length and quickness. His frame has the room to grow, and his footwork is strong enough to redirect defenders away from his quarterback or running back if he gets in trouble.

WEAKNESSES Occasionally gets pushed off-balance and thrown aside by stronger opponents, and might be susceptible to veterans ripping down because he likes to latch on up top instead of keeping his head up and arms extended. Stops his feet while punching, allowing ends to get the inside lane or turn the corner.

NFL COMPARISON Jake Scott

BOTTOM LINE Winters is a tough finisher at left tackle, garnering plenty of recognition as a long time starter. The former high school wrestler likes to latch on up top, which can cause him leverage problems against better defenders, but he possesses the athleticism to be a late second to early third day pick and a solid NFL starter at guard or tackle in a zone-blocking system.

My Thoughts: Yup, another guard. Tennessee's interior line was truly horrible last year, both starting guard positions need to be improved on. I am hopeful that both Pugh and Winters can win the job in their first year, and help free up some lanes for Chris Johnson.

Pick was made at 7:06 PM EST, Indianapolis (Mediator12) are on the clock.
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With the 86th Pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. . . the Cincinatti Bengals proudly select:

Giovani Bernard, RB -- North Carolina



The Bengals are in desperate need of a RB to help take the load off Benjarvus Green-Ellis. Additionally, we targeted a player who can help in the receiving game out of the backfield. This talented (rs)SO racked up 2,500 yards on the ground, almost 900 receiving yards and 31 TD's in two years with the Tar Heels. We had a high second round grade on him and are very happy he was available in the third round.

The Bengals focus in the first part of the draft was defense, where Alec Ogletree and Jonathan Cyprien will be immediate starters. The second part of our draft was focused on offense: DeAndre Hopkins will line up opposite side of A.J. Green while Sanu continues to rehab from a foot injury that hampered him last season. Bernard is good enough to challenge for a starting job right away and give the Bengals another explosive option on offense moving forward. This gives the Bengals four players who should have an impact right away in the 2013 season and 4 of their Top 50 players rated overall.

This pick was made at 7:08 PM (CST) -- Bmore Manning and the Baltimore Ravens are now OTC.

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Baltimore Ravens select:

Brandon Jenkins OLB, Florida State
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With the 88th pick of the 2013 Orange Mane mock draft the Green Bay Packers select:

Montee Ball RB Wisconsin



Strengths

A powerfully built back - 5-foot-10, 214 pounds
Strong lower body with legs that never stop churning
Runs with a low center of gravity
Improves as games wear on, punishing defenders along the way
Capable but unnatural receiver - most of his catches came on screen passes
Quality in blitz pickup
Stifling stiff arm and is more nimble than often given credit for - makes well-timed cuts that allow for excellent momentum shifts
Very patient runner - sets up his blocks
Finishes runs and has a nose for the end zone

Weaknesses

Tremendous workload at Wisconsin - 983 offensive touches in four years (366 in 2012)
Benefitted in 2011 from one of the best offensive lines in recent NCAA memory in a run-first system
Lacks a second gear - 4.66 seconds in the 40-yard dash - and an initial burst
Durability concerns - multiple concussions and a lot of wear on his tires
Been involved in off-the-field incidents but was cleared of any wrongdoing - enough of a red flag to warrant a mention
Limited to no upside
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Ball is an all-around solid but unspectacular running back and should be a second-day pick. The decorated rusher could go to any number of teams, but several that stand out include the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.

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The Houston Texans select WR Aaron Dobson from Marshall University.
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Kevin Reddick LB

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With the 91st selection in the 2013 Orangemane Mock Draft

The New England Patriots select

Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia







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Bailey starred at Miramar High, where he was teammates with Geno Smith, and was coached by former Mountaineer Damon Cogdell. Bailey caught 68 passes for 1,163 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. He was a Florida Class 6A first team all-state selection as a senior and second team as a junior.

Bailey redshirted his first year on campus. In 2010, as a redshirt freshman, he played in all 13 games, and recorded nine starts. He caught 24 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns. In 2011, Bailey hauled in 72 passes for 1,279 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the All-Big East second-team by the conference's coaches. Bailey had his biggest season yet in 2012. Bailey caught 113 passes for 1,627 yards and 25 touchdowns. He set a school record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games (five), against Maryland, LSU, Bowling Green, UConn and Syracuse. Bailey became one of three players to finish with more than 100 yards receiving at Maryland, the first time three players netted at least 100 yards on catches in WVU history and the first time since 1998 WVU had multiple 100-yard receivers. Bailey was named as a second-team AP All-American.

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Extremely productive. Showcases tremendous physicality in his routes. Uses his hands and body to create separation. Excellent body control. Very reliable target, volume catcher. Soft hands, can make plays off of his frame. Smart receiver who is adept at finds holes and picking up the first down. Tracks the football well over his shoulder and adjusts his body in order to make difficult catches. Competitive.

Weaknesses
Lacks ideal size, both in terms of height and bulk. Not an overly explosive athlete. Doesn't change directions with suddenness. Likely won't run a blazing 40 yard dash. Often times most of the attention of the defense was given to teammate and fellow wide receiver Tavon Austin.

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Bottom Line
Bailey lacks the ideal size and speed of an outside receiver. However, what Bailey lacks in terms of measurables, he makes up for with reliable hands, physicality, and superb body control. He will likely be selected on the second day.



Pick made at 5-12pm ET, Atlanta (ludo21) is OTC
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With the 92nd pick of the 2013 OM Draft Atlanta Falcons select..........

Jonathan Franklin, RB UCLA

Atlanta could not afford to wait another round for this guy. They grab (in their opinion) the 2nd best back in the draft!! woohoo!

Franklin thrived in 2012 as part of UCLA's zone-read offense, routinely making something out of nothing with his fast, tough and energetic running style. Although he doesn't have the frame to get much bigger than 205 pounds, he has good muscle definition and has stayed durable over the years, leaving UCLA with 45 career starts.

Franklin loves to bounce runs outside with this vision and explosive lateral movements, reminding many of another former Bruin running back with a smaller stature, but very balanced attack (Maurice Jones-Drew).

Franklin showed up in big ways in BIG games (USC, Nebraska, basically EVERY PAC 12 game, and the Title game he was big in their eventual loss)

SAN FRAN (DUI) is on the clock....pick made at 3:30 pm az time

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Brian Schwenke C/G California
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With the 96th Pick in the Orange Mane NFL Mock Draft, The Kansas City Chiefs select:
Vance McDonald, TE Rice
6'4 267 LBS



With the trade for Alex Smith, the Chiefs seek a large playmaker to pair with the oft injured Moeaki in the passing game.

STRENGTHS:
Vance was utilized all over the formation but mainly as a slot receiver. A Smooth athlete, comfortable in space for someone his size, McDonald has good hand placement when blocking, uses body to shield off running lane. He possesses very long arms and uses them to his advantage when run blocking. He is fluid after the catch and looks natural with the ball in his hands, reading upfield blocks and cutting off of them. Knows how to finish off runs. Vance plays through the whistle and routinely makes multiple blocks on the same play. He makes the most of each play, can make contested catches and catches with his hands away from his body.

WEAKNESSES:
While he shows the effort as a blocker, questions remain about his ability to hold up in-line. This seems to be the main complaint about McDonald. He lacks strength on first contact and the majority of his blocking assignments took place in space, not inline. Vance had a few drops at the Senior Bowl and it seems that they occur when he has to adjust or move off his stationary spot.

NFL COMPARISON: Todd Heap

Pick made at 11:20 PM Mountain Time. The Tennessee Titans and Lycan are out on the clock.

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With the 97th pick in the draft the Tennessee Titans select Shawn Williams, S, Georgia



STRENGTHS Physical in-the-box safety with an overall muscular build that translates well to the next level. Attacks gaps as a blitzer, has the speed to get into the backfield in a hurry to disrupt plays. Strong tackler, can throw down smaller running backs or larger tight ends with authority. Not relegated to the box, often in single or two-deep alignments and capable of moving well in short areas. Reads quarterbacks well in zone and closes to hit receivers as they are catching the ball. Intimidating in the middle, puts his shoulder into the chest of receivers to separate the ball.

WEAKNESSES Will go for the big shoulder hit or a cut block at times instead of wrapping. Gets locked up in the run game when failing to out-quick linemen or rip off more aggressive receivers. Lacks the ball skills and hands to come down with many interceptions. Doesn't have the lateral agility to consistently stay with tight ends or slot receivers.

NFL COMPARISON Sean Jones

BOTTOM LINE Williams joined Bacarri Rambo as part of duo of NFL-caliber safeties lining up for the Bulldogs in 2012. He combines a thick build, fiery attitude, and very good athleticism to be an intimidator over the middle and in the run game. He intercepted four passes as a junior, but did not record a single interception as a senior. How much range he has in addition to questions about how he can handle slot receivers and tight ends will likely see him slide some on draft day. Still, Williams could potentially see himself as a future starting strong safety.

My Thoughts: Another huge need for the Titans taken care of. Their safeties last year couldn't tackle to save their life, which is Williams strong suit. I also think he has the potential to be a complete safety, he just needs some coaching up.

Pick made at 1:41 AM EST. Jacksonville (ColoradoBuff) are on the clock.

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With the 98th pick in the 2013 OM Draft.....THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS select:

Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina

6'0" 218LBS.
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Marcus Lattimore would have easily been a top-20 pick if it wasn't for a serious late-season knee injury that has caused many scouts to question whether he can actually stay healthy at the next level. For the South Carolina product, it was another setback in a long line of injury issues since high school.

When healthy, Lattimore is a dynamic force in the running game and can be one of those stud starting running backs that seem to be far and few between in the NFL today.

Strengths

Power/Build: A low center of gravity, much like what we see with Frank Gore, enables Lattimore to blow past defenders and gain the tough yards between the hashes. He has the balance and size to be a dominating short-yardage player at the next level. You will not see defenders take him down with arm tackles.

Pass Catching: Lattimore will be able to put up a nice amount of receptions at the next level. He already runs pro-ready routes and slips into the defensive backfield extremely well. He possesses soft hands, which will go a long way in determining whether he will be an every-down running back in the NFL.

Field Vision: While Lattimore will press through the line in relatively short order, he does possess the field vision to find holes and follow blockers. South Carolina's scheme didn't focus a lot on utilizing a fullback, which could be an issue in the NFL. That being said, he understands when and where to hit the hall and displays tremendous patience until said hole opens up.

Pass Blocking: Probably one of Lattimore's greatest assets. He will lay his body out there to protect the quarterback; utilizing a tremendous technique that we in the scouting world like to call "shoulder first, mid section second." This means that he will go out there and lead block with his shoulder pads, while still being able to frame up and lay wood on an incoming pass rusher. He wont struggle against stronger defenders at the point of contact.

Will Carry Tacklers: This is just an extension of his power and build. Lattimore will not be brought down at the line too often, but it is when he gets into the second gear that makes him so darn dynamic. The South Carolina product will carry tacklers with him down the field and rarely gets stopped on a nose. He will turn a six-yard rush into an eight-yard gain and so on.

Bottom Line
As I mentioned before, if it wasn't for a string of injuries and concerns over his ability to stay healthy, Lattimore would easily go in the first round next month. It isn't going to happen. That being said, the South Carolina product would be a great third-day find for a team with plenty of picks and the ability to stash him in 2013. Remember, Frank Gore had two ACL injuries at Miami before San Francisco spent a third-round pick on him. I can easily envision something like that happening here. It is important to note that Lattimore's two injuries were both of the freakish variety. This means that his injury concerns, outside of his ability to make an impact in '13, could be overblown.

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With their first pick in the fourth round of the OM Draft, the St. Louis Rams select:

Travis Kelce, TE, Cincinnati
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Travis might be one of the only true complete tight ends in this draft. There are many pass catching tight ends and a few who block better than they catch, but not many that have the potential to become an impact tight end like Travis has. He has good enough speed to scare the hell out of the safeties and linebackers as well as the hands to become a quarterback's best friend in the passing game. He can pass block and run block both in space and on the line. I'll tell you another little secret: this kid can throw the ball pretty well and when you draft him, you are not only selecting an impact tight end, but you are also getting a player who could be your 3rd quarterback or emergency quarterback. I have no doubt that if you wanted to put in a package that utilizes read option plays, Travis could run those plays and shock most teams with his ability to run and pass the ball out of that formation. Travis has that type of athletic talent. It was hard to evaluate Travis this year because, in most of the games, he seemed to lack the explosion and aggressiveness in his play that I have seen before. However, I suspect it all is injury related and some team will get themselves an impact player later in this draft than most will rate him. Let me say this about Travis: if it wasn't for Travis playing injured most of the year and being suspended for a full year, I would consider him the best tight end in this class. As it stands right now, he is the second best tight end on my personal Talent Board and I'm having a hard time not listing him as the best in this draft. That's what interviews are all about, I guess.
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Comments: He and Janoris Jenkins can be roommates.

Good write up on Kelce if you want a little background on his "one year wonder" label:
http://www.downthedrive.com/2013/2/2...nnati-bearcats

Pick made at 11:00 MST
The stinking Raiders are OTC.
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