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Old 03-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #126
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With the 125th pick in the 2013 OM Mock Draft, the Denver Broncos select:

Joseph Randle, RB, Oklahoma State, 6'0" 204 LB




STRENGTHS Productive back in the running and passing game. Possesses enough straight-line speed to eat up yardage when open lanes present themselves. Shows once wiggle in his game once past the line, gets would-be tacklers to lean the wrong way. Seems to fall forward a lot, and is adding weight to his frame each season to get stronger. Attacks targets as a blocker for bubble screens and two-back sets, also flashes the form and willingness to be an effective pass protector. Solid receiver on screens and over the middle; good hands to rein in wayward passes and his shifty hips make him elusive after the catch. Solid ball security, did not fumble in 251 touches in 2011.
WEAKNESSES Taller back who will run a bit upright at times coming through the line or in the open field. Receiver-like build makes pushing the pile a chore. One-speed back without an elite burst, second gear or great acceleration in the open field. Must learn to explode from cuts using improving strength in his lower half. Struggles to anchor against larger defenders in pass protection, and will duck his head and dive at them instead of staying upright
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:54 AM   #127
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With the 126th pick in the 2013 OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Alvin Bailey, OG, Arkansas



Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 312 lbs.
Arms: 34 3/4"
40 time: 4.95
10-yard split: 1.74
Bench: 27 reps

Prospect Analysis from NFL.com:

Many didn't expect the junior Arkansas guard to jump ship after the Razorbacks' extremely disappointing 2012 season, but Bailey joined Tyler WIlson, Cobi Hamilton, Dennis Johnson, and Knile Davis among others in this year's draft class. Bailey played in one of the few college systems that rotates their guards to either side of the formation depending on the strong or weak package, which could give him an advantage adjusting to left or right guard in the NFL. As a strong side guard, Bailey was frequently asked to create lanes inside for the talented duo of running backs in Johnson and Davis.

Coming out of high school Bailey bench pressed more than 400 pounds while squatting over 590, and after choosing Arkansas he redshirted the 2009 season. He had ties to the Razorbacks, since Bailey's father, Alvin Sr., played basketball at the school in the 1970's. The massive redshirt freshman quickly claimed his first team role in 2010, starting all 13 games at guard as Arkansas was the only team in the SEC to start the same offensive line in every game that year. He started all 13 games again in 2011 and earned second team All-SEC honors from conference coaches and the Associated Press. Bauley made it a clean sweep in 2012, starting all 12 contests, meaning he started every game throughout his career at Arkansas.

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Has experience at right and left guard. Flashes solid movement skills for large size. Good first step when asked to get out in space, awareness to peel back and pick up chasing defender. Obvious effort on first contact when trapping. Consistently looks to stop the opposition's momentum on contact. Can tell he is a good athlete, moves well even when pad level is high, reaction to get hands on quick cutting defender is there. Has a strong grip in close quarters and plenty of a natural to stall opposition in his tracks. Can dominate when he wins on first contact.

WEAKNESSES
After first step, strides slow considerably when working in space. Leads with wrong shoulder or contacts with forearm first too often when trapping between the tackles. Lateral mobility to mirror in pass protection is questionable. Can panic and lose whatever good posture he had against speed rushers that dip. Causes him to bend at the waist and fall forward. Also times where pad level is far too high, especially when crashing down or given the shoulder. Doesn't contact and extend with his hands enough in close quarters. Lacks anticipation to predict where the defender will be at the second level. Feet stop, legs get locked on contact too often, doesn't create enough push. Causes him to get top heavy and lose balance.

NFL COMPARISON
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BOTTOM LINE
The rare guard that alternated sides of the line during games depending on the formation, Bailey is blessed with a natural anchor to limit his opposition's momentum. The issue is the Razorback's technique, whether it be in tight spaces with a lack of hand use or poor posture leading to a limited amount of push or balance. Durability is not an issue, as Bailey started every game he played in college, but an NFL team will need to translate tools into consistency.

Rationale for the Pick from BowlenBall:
Although the Steelers took Pouncey in the 1st round of the 2011 draft, DeCastro and Adams in the first two rounds of the 2012 draft, and Barrett Jones in the 2nd round of this year's draft, their line STILL has major issues. Bailey has started every game of his college career while playing at the highest possible level (the SEC). He also displays the special combination of size (6' 3", 312 lbs., nearly 35" arms) with speed and power (sub-5.0 forty + 27 reps on the bench) that allow him to project as a successful right tackle or, at worst, as depth and a back up for all guard and tackle positions on the team.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:24 AM   #128
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Vikings select Montori Hughes DT Tennessee-Martin..6'4 329 5.23 40. Monster of a Man. I feel added excellent size and talent in the 4th round with Hughes and M. Goodman.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:49 PM   #129
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With the 128th selection in the OM NFL Draft, The San Francisco 49ers select...

Matt Scott, QB Arizona

STRENGTHS: Dual-threat passer well-suited to today's NFL. Has an efficient setup and delivery of the football, including a quick release. Throws a tight spiral with plenty of velocity to make every throw. Can drive passes through tight windows, including on deep in-cutting routes and the deep-out.


Very good accuracy, velocity on slant routes. Shows good touch to loft passes between defenders and down the sideline. Good ball placement. Consistently hits his receivers in stride, providing them the opportunity to gain yardage after the catch.

Good elusiveness in the pocket and looks to remain a passing threat rather than simply run. Keeps his eyes downfield and is accurate on the move (especially to his right), showing the ability to square his shoulders and deliver passes with zip.

Tough. Returned from the big hit that caused a concussion (Utah) and played through it. Willing to stare down the barrel and take the big hit to complete the throw. Selfless teammate who took a redshirt in 2011 to return as Arizona's starter once Foles left.

WEAKNESSES: Possesses a lean build that may make him more prone to injuries, especially given his willingness to run with the ball. Started just 17 games at Arizona and missed one game last year (Colorado) after suffering a concussion in the third quarter against Utah.

Was a perfect schematic fit for Rich Rodriguez's offense and will need time to acclimate if placed into a more traditional pro-style attack, including taking snaps from center. Has a slight 3/4 release point which makes his lack of preferred height even more of an issue. Often was allowed to make throws based on his initial read in this offense and has a tendency to get happy feet when he's forced to come off of his first target.
Generally an accurate-passer, though when is off-target, Scott is generally high, forcing his receivers to adjust and potentially absorb big hits. Only 17 career starts

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...412/matt-scott

Pick made at 149 MST.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #130
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Baltimore Ravens select:

Chris Harper WR, Kansas State
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #131
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WITH THE 130TH SELECTION IN THE 2013 NFL DRAFT,
THE CINCINNATI BENGALS SELECT:


LB ZAVIAR GOODEN, MISSOURI



BOOM!






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

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


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

For example, at the Senior Bowl:

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

Some other notable accomplishments:

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

Stats:

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


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



San Francisco is on the clock!

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Old 03-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #132
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Kwame Geathers NT Georgia

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #133
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Jelani Jenkins, OLB Florida

As five-star outside linebacker recruit, Jenkins was first-team all-state in Maryland. Highly sought after, Jenkins chose Florida over Notre Dame, Penn State, USC and Stanford. Jenkins was named the Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year in both 2007 and 2008. As a senior, he traveled to Los Angeles as one of five national finalists for the Watkins Award, awarded annually to the “Premier African-American Male Scholar Athlete”.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #134
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WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma 6'1 194 4.38

With Terrence Williams in the first, as well as the newly signed Greg Jennings, and current youngster stephen burton and jarius wright at WR Ponder has no excuse to suck anymore. Even tho Stills isnt overly big he is money in the redzone. Vikings Receiving core is now 1000000x better.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #135
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Jacksonville Jaguars select:

JJ Wilcox, Free Safety, Georgia Southern

6'0" 213LBS.
4.57


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

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #137
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With the 136th Pick in the 2013 Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select:
Landry Jones
6'4" 225 lbs






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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pick made at 12:37 PM Mountain Time. The Detroit Lions and DBroncos4life are now on the clock.
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After trading with Detroit the 49ers select Will Davis CB Utah State
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The Oakland Raiders are thrilled to pick in the 5th round, CB D.J. Hayden from the university of Houston.

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

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

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

To say the Raiders needed a CB is the understatement of the year.
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With the 139th pick the Cleveland Browns select:

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

Pick was made 9:59 pm PST

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:23 AM   #141
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With the 140th pick, the Arizona Cardinals make their slam dunk homer pick:



If there's a PSU player that fits and presents good value, I'm taking him... and Hill had too much here to pass up. Dominated against Wisconsin WITH an injured knee. Should be healthy by camps and can become an immediate part of the DE rotation spelling Campbell and Dockett.

The NY Jets and Mr Peepers are now OTC.
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5-08 (141): NY Jets (MrPeepers)-
Alabama ILB Nico Johnson




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

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Old 03-21-2013, 07:49 AM   #143
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The Washington Redskins select Tavarres King, WR, Georgia.

Writeup afterward. Pick made at 9:48 am CT.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:18 AM   #144
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With the 10th pick of the 5th round of the 2013 OM Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Jordan Mills, OT Louisiana Tech



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

Pick made at 10:17 MST.
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The New Orleans Saints select....

Lavar Edwards, DE, Louisiana State University



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

He was typically listed at 6'4", ~260 in college but weighed in at 277 for the combine. The Saints intend to see if he can put on another 10-15 pounds and become a 5-tech, where his height and motor will be valuable assets. While that transformation is in progress he will compete with Simon and Moore for rushing down snaps at OLB.
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Via PM, JCMElway selects:

#145 Garrett Gilkey, OG, Chadron State

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#146 Michael Buchanan, DE/OLB, Illinois

He'll be on momentarily to tell you how awesome they are....
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With the 145th pick in the 2013 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft JCM and the Chargers proudly select:

Garret Gilkey


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

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


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

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

Michael Buchanan LB Illinois



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

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

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Buchanan has a tall, long frame and uses his length effectively to keep linemen from his body before ripping past the initial block. He moves well laterally and has the foot athleticism to play in space and close quickly in pursuit. Buchanan doesn't have elite bulk and lacks the body type to add much more muscle and will be labeled by some teams as a hybrid player, but he has the skill-set to lead the conference in sacks as a senior and boost his draft stock.
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With the 147th pick in the 2013 OM NFL Draft......the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select:

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




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

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

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


Last pick of the draft for me!

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

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

Pick made at 9:30 pm EST

Carolina (BroncoInferno) is on the clock

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

Josh Evans, S, Florida



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

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

Compares To: Reshad Jones, FS, Miami Dolphins

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

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

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