|10-26-2007, 04:05 PM||#1|
"Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern California
Kiper the sniper!
I swear he's reading my posts!
Hawkins, Otah, Balmer all jumped up on his big board... hell, I had a mock draft where we were taking Otah and Hawkins in later rounds. Guess that is out the door! I really like Balmer... I think he is the type of guy we need to line up at the 1 technique opposite of Marcus Thomas at the 3.
Otah is a guy that I compared to Tarik Glenn earlier... he hasn't been perfect in his games but the guy has amazing feet for such a big guy. He is a better prospect at LT than Jake Long who I consider more of a right tackle or guard at the next level.
I went and saw Cal lose against Oregon State and I was blown away again by Lavelle Hawkins. Desean Jackson was nowhere to be found but what I saw with Hawkins is a slippery WR who has great speed and a guy that can work effectively from the slot. He can make plays and take the ball to the house.
Anyways, here is the Kiper report for this week:
While the top 10 on my latest Big Board stayed relatively the same, there are four newcomers this week -- two wide receivers and two offensive linemen.
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Despite his relative inexperience and size (6-5, 339), Otah is extremely light on his feet.
Debuting for the first time on the board are Pittsburgh offensive tackle Jeff Otah and Texas A&M center Cody Wallace. Otah is a space eater (6-foot-5, 339), but is extremely athletic. He only played one year of high school football, so Otah is a developing talent. However, he's extremely athletic -- Otah played basketball and football in junior college -- and will surely excite offensive line coaches in the NFL.
Texas A&M center Cody Wallace also debuts this week. He's athletic, durable, tough and smart, and has shown the ability to handle quick and explosive defensive tackles after the snap.
SEC wide receivers DJ Hall and Early Doucet return to the Big Board this week. Hall hauled in 13 receptions and had two scores against Tennesse while Doucet returned after missing five games and caught seven balls for 93 yards against Auburn.
1. Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU (6-2, 292) | Previous: Same
Disruptive force along the interior. If there is one non-skill position player fans should watch, Dorsey is the one because, despite constant double-teams, he is always making plays or opening up space for his teammates.
2. Jake Long, OT, Michigan (6-6, 320) | Previous: Same
Top-drawer left- or right-tackle prospect.
3. Matt Ryan, QB, Boston College (6-4, 223) | Previous: Same
He has the size and arm to wow the NFL brass during testing.
4. Chris Long, DE, Virginia (6-4, 282) | Previous: Same
A 3-4 defensive end with great bloodlines who understands leverage and uses his hands as well as any D-lineman in the country.
5. Sedrick Ellis, DT, USC (6-1, 297) | Previous: Same
Tampa Bay Bucs-style DT with superior quickness and a nonstop motor.
6. Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville (6-3, 223) Previous: Same
Polished pure passer in the Jim Kelly mold; however, Brohm has thrown four INTs in the past three games.
7. Dan Connor, LB, Penn State (6-2½, 231) | Previous: Same
Big-play performer who finds the ball.
8. Andre' Woodson, QB, Kentucky (6-5, 232) | Previous: Same
Big and mobile with a rocket arm.
9. Mike Jenkins, CB, South Florida (5-11½, 202) | Previous: Same
He has excellent recovery speed and the toughness you look for in a cornerback. His size allows him to match up with an opponent's No. 1 wide receiver.
10. Quentin Groves, DE, Auburn (6-3, 251) | Previous: 18
Speed rusher with the talent to rank as one of the more feared sack artists in the nation. An injury (three dislocated toes suffered against Florida) could slow him down the next couple of weeks.
11. Ali Highsmith, LB, LSU (6-1, 225) | Previous: 10
Showed tremendous potential in 2005 before taking a step back as a junior. Highsmith is re-establishing himself as one of the top linebackers in the SEC.
12. Kentwan Balmer, DT, North Carolina (6-4, 298) | Previous: Same
Unbelievably talented player who is primed for a breakout season.
13. Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College (6-6½, 320) | Previous: 14
Should thrive in 2007 with move from right to left tackle.
14. Lavelle Hawkins, WR, California (5-11, 183) | Previous: 15
Standout performer on offense for the Golden Bears this season. Hawkins has really impressed me with his tremendous burst out of his break, sure hands and big-play ability.
15. Lawrence Jackson, DE, USC (6-4, 266) | Previous: 20
A strong finish to 2006 has carried over to the first month of the season.
16. Jeff Otah, OT, Pittsburgh (6-5, 339) | Previous: Unranked
Light on his feet for a huge bookend, Otah is still developing. He played only one year in high school and two at the junior college level. He also played basketball in junior college and is a tremendous athlete. His upside and potential are going to excite offensive line coaches in the NFL.
17. Keith Rivers, LB, USC (6-3, 233) | Previous: Same
Has the skill set to become a super blue-chipper.
18. DeJuan Tribble, CB, Boston College (5-9, 191) | Previous: 19
Off to a strong start in 2007 with four INT and seven pass break-ups in first seven games.
19. Sam Baker, OT, USC (6-4½, 310) | Previous: 13
Exceptional pass-blocker with superb technique.
20. Chevis Jackson, CB, LSU (6-0, 185) | Previous: 11
LSU is loaded on defense and Jackson leads the way in the secondary for the Tigers. Very strong at supporting the run and has been a reliable performer the last three years.
21. Eric Young, OL, Tennessee (6-4, 309) | Previous: Same
A versatile lineman who started at right tackle as a junior before moving to the left side this season. Young is one of the key reasons why QB Erik Ainge has been sacked just once in six games this season.
22. Early Doucet, WR, LSU (5-11½, 205) | Previous: Unranked
Super-talented, is LSU's go-to option this season, although he has been slowed by injuries. Still he has the quickness and natural receiving skills to play on the outside or as a slot receiver in the NFL.
23. Darrell Robertson, DE, Georgia Tech (6-5, 251) | Previous: 22
Impressive quickness off the snap, Robertson has the potential to be an outstanding pass-rusher in the NFL.
24. DJ Hall, WR, Alabama (6-2½, 189) | Previous: Unranked
Big-play wideout who has shown improvement every year with the Crimson Tide. Hall is coming off a record-setting performance last week against Tennessee with 13 receptions.
25. Cody Wallace, C, Texas A&M (6-3½, 294) | Previous: Unranked
Smart, tough, durable and athletic. Wallace has done a great job handling quick and explosive defensive tackles.
Tony Hills, OT, Texas (6-5, 302) | Previous: 16
Greatly improved technique. Combine that with great athleticism and Hills is one of the more intriguing offensive line prospects in the country.
Kellen Davis, TE, Michigan State (6-5, 258) | Previous: 23
Not only the top tight end in the senior class, but Davis has shown his athleticism on both sides of the ball, playing situational defensive end at times. Expect to see his number called on offense more in the coming weeks.
Shawn Crable, DE/OLB, (6-4, 245) | Previous: 24
You can see that Crable is starting to put it all together in 2007. He's been lining up as a down defensive end most of the time this season, but he'd be ideal as an OLB in a 3-4 defense in the NFL.
Frank Okam, DT, Texas (6-5, 318) | Previous: 25
Great physical ability and overall potential.
|10-26-2007, 04:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Twixt Hell & Highwater
Well, there goes any chance of getting Dorsey or Ellis, if we ever had a chance. We'll probably end up around the Sam Baker area. I wouldn't mind that at all.
|10-28-2007, 08:23 PM||#3|
Billy=Semi Tough Big Guy
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: between 5,000 and 10,000 feet elevation
He is the only one I have seen that even mentions Kellen Davis. I think the guy will be all pro in a couple years. Was lost in JL Smith's spread offnse, but is showing his stuff this year.