|03-15-2009, 02:13 AM||#101|
Join Date: Aug 2008
The Tennessee Titans select Jairus Byrd CB, Oregon
Positives: Well-built athlete. … Good initial jam at the line of scrimmage. … Loose hips to turn and run with the receiver. … Can shadow the receiver due to very good lateral quickness and the ability to plant and go out of his cuts. … Late explosive burst to close on the ball. … Gets his hands on a lot of passes. … Natural playmaker with soft hands for the interception. … Times leaps well and can snatch the ball out of the air. … Good body control to make the catch outside of his frame. … Natural with the ball in his hands. … Good feel for the return. … Good vision to set up blocks. … Good agility and has a quick burst to accelerate. … Reliable open-field tackler. … Breaks down in space well and wraps his arms securely. … Willing to come up in run support. … Good bloodlines. … Father, Gil Byrd, was a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback with San Diego and recently served as Chicago Bears' DB coach.
Negatives: More quick than he is fast. … May lack the straight-line speed for a traditional man-to-man scheme. … Can be grabby in coverage, likely to lead to pass interference penalties in the NFL. … Reliable open-field tackler, but isn't an intimidating hitter. … Assisted by an aggressive pass rush and a veteran secondary at Oregon.
Pick made at 4:12 AM EST, The Arizona Cardinals are on the clock.
|03-15-2009, 10:11 AM||#103|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Paul Kruger, DE Utah
Arizona is happy to find a player with one kidney capable of performing at the level of Paul Kruger. Arizona is also pleased to note that with government funding of Stem Cell research, the Cardinals plan to re-grow his second kidney, which will properly allow him to abuse methylated androgenic steroids and become a super human Merriman-esque wrecking crew on the defensive side of the ball.
|03-15-2009, 12:45 PM||#105|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa Bay
With the 1st pick of the 3rd round the Detroit Lions select Rashad Johnson, free safety from Alabama.
Pick made at 2:45pm EST. The Chiefs (BroncoBuff) are now on the clock.
|03-15-2009, 11:42 PM||#106|
Join Date: Aug 2005
With the 3rd pick in the 3rd Round, the chefs select:
Pick made at 11:42 Mountain Time on Sunday night.
I realize this pick came before A.L.F. chose, but he p.m.'d me that I was on the clock, I forwarded that PM to the Khan-missioner, and then I picked. So there.
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|03-16-2009, 12:00 AM||#107|
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa Bay
Was the draft order changed? When I made my pick, I looked at the order and could have sworn Buff was right after me. I don't think I would have missed the person right after me.
|03-16-2009, 12:07 AM||#108|
Bring back Kubiak!
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Southern California
eff it, Buff can have Greene.
The Rams select OG Duke Robinson from Oklahoma with the 3rd overall pick in the 3rd round.
|03-16-2009, 09:05 AM||#110|
4 time AFCW Champs
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Location: Ceti Alpha V
|03-16-2009, 12:08 PM||#111|
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Springfield, Misery
with the 5th pick in the third round, the cowboys select: Louis Murphy, WR, Florida
A true senior wide receiver who will be on the men’s track and field team in the spring of 2008…CAREER: Has seen action in 48 games at Florida, with 26 starts…Deep threat with 1,245 yards and 13 touchdowns on 77 receptions…Has a career-long grab of 66-yards, Florida’s longest pass play in the 2007 campaign…Caught a career-best six receptions against Troy and scored two touchdowns before halftime against Florida State, also a personal best mark… 2008: Selected as a team captain for the 2008 season…Started in every game for the Gators…Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 27 in the Gators’ BCS National Championship Game win…Led the team in receiving yards (655) and ranked second in receptions (38) and average receiving yards per game with 46.8…Led all wide receivers in receiving yards in Florida victories over Hawaii, Miami, Arkansas and Alabama… Averaged 17.2 yards per catch, tied for fourth-best in the SEC… Scored his final touchdown as a Gator off a 20-yard pass by Tim Tebow in the first quarter of the BCS National Championship Game… Surpassed the 1,000 career-receiving yards’ mark with 54 yards in the victory over South Carolina…Three of his five touchdowns versus Arkansas were for 15 yards or more and collected 70 total yards receiving in the Gators’ road victory...Also contributed on special teams, appearing on the punt return team versus Ole Miss and on the hands’ team against LSU…Notched his first TD of the 2008 season with a 48-yard touchdown grab from Tim Tebow against Miami…2007: Saw action in all 13 games during the season, making 10 starts…Only games he did not start were against Troy, Auburn and LSU…Ranked third on the team with 37 receptions and 548 yards…Had at least one reception in all 13 games during the year, the only UF receiver to do so…Was on the receiving end of UF’s longest pass completion of the year, a 66-yard touchdown grab against Kentucky…Had five touchdowns and averaged 14.8 yards per catch…Had a career-high 91 yards on four catches against the Wildcats’ secondary…Registered a five-game streak of at least three receptions per contest against Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt…Scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, catching touchdowns against Georgia and Kentucky…Reeled in a personal-best six grabs against Troy…Had a career-long 12-yard run on an end around against Florida Atlantic…Caught two passes for 60 yards against Tennessee…Burned the Florida State defense for a career-high two touchdowns, catches of 14 and 32 yards before halftime…Contributed three receptions for 26 yards on the road at LSU…Scored on a 37-yard catch, spinning out of a tackle against Ole Miss, his second career touchdown…2006: Made the second start of his collegiate career versus Florida State…Enjoyed his best game of the season against LSU, catching a 35-yard TD pass from Tebow for his first career reception and also caught a seven-yard toss from Tebow…Made his season debut in Florida’s win at Tennessee…Dressed for the UCF and Southern Miss games but did not play…2005: Played in the final nine games of the season, mainly on special teams and five wideout sets…Did not catch any passes on the season…Made collegiate debut in the Kentucky game…PREP: Three-year letterwinner, three-year starter and captain of Lakewood football team…As a senior, he tallied 26 receptions for 520 yards and three touchdowns…Also returned one kick return and one punt return for touchdowns…As a junior, played option quarterback in a winged-T offense, but moved to wide receiver for his senior year…Ranked as the 47th-best wide receiver prospect in the nation by Scout.com and 37th by Rivals.com…Two-year MVP and special teams MVP…PERSONAL: Was born on May 11, 1987…His parents are Louis, Sr., and Filomena Murphy…Has one sister, Chiriga…Lists playing video games among his hobbies…Chose the University of Florida over Tennessee, Florida State and Louisville…Ran as the anchor on a 4 x400 relay on high school track team, winning the state championship as a sophomore…Also played basketball for the Lakewood Spartans at power forward…Most memorable moment was taking the ball as quarterback and running up the middle of the field to score a 50-yard touchdown during his first year playing football…Earned Eagle Scout honors…Admires his father for always being there for him…MAJOR: Recreation Event Management.
|03-16-2009, 10:31 PM||#113|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Nov 2006
With the 6th pick in the 3rd round, the Bengals select:
Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty
Pick made at 10:30 pm MST.
|03-17-2009, 09:14 AM||#114|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Photo of Eric Wood
Eric Wood, C
Positives: Taller than most centers, but not too upright in pass protection and can still cut block. Works hard on every play, and goes through the whistle. Gets off the ball quickly and gets into the numbers of his man. Can drive back smaller tackles and sustain. Leader of the line and makes the calls. Permanent team captain in 2008. Solid anchor, using his arms and feet to keep tackles on the line. Will pancake smaller tackles when he gets the inside shoulder. Uses his hands and feet to position blockers, creating holes inside. Picks up late blitzers up the middle. Reliable snap to the quarterback.
Negatives: Not as nimble as some teams may want their pivot man. Can adequately combo to the middle linebacker and get in front of screens at the college level, but may have issues handling NFL speed in the open field. Only adequate in getting his pads low to drive block, and could improve there.
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|03-17-2009, 04:08 PM||#115|
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Join Date: Oct 2003
With 72nd pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars select:
Chip Vaughn SS Wake Forest
He's not as renowned as top prospects Aaron Curry and Alphonso Smith, but Vaughn has quietly ascended NFL draft boards. A two-year starter who earned All-ACC accolades, Vaughn has averaged 90 tackles and has developed a reputation for making big plays in crucial situations. Blessed with rare size and hitting ability, Vaughn is sure to intrigue teams looking for an enforcer and in-the-box presence at safety. Teams hoping to improve their pass coverage, however, might be forced to look elsewhere.
Positives: Looks the part. ... Rare size and upper-body development for the position. ... Aggressive defender that attacks in run support. ... Reliable open-field tackler. ... Heavy hitter that can separate the ballcarrier from the ball, resulting in forced fumbles and passes broken up. ... Appears to have at least adequate straight-line speed, good balance and a low backpedal. ... Good leaping ability to battle for the ball. ... Has developed a reputation for game-changing plays over his career. ... Came to Wake Forest as a wide receiver and is still an ascending player.
Negatives: Better in run support than against the pass. ... Questionable instincts. ... A step slow in recognizing the action and has a hitch in his turn. ... May lack the agility to mirror routes. ... Better facing the quarterback. ... Loses track of the ball and has only marginal hand-eye coordination for the interception. ... Surrounded by a great deal of talent at Wake Forest.
pick made at 5:08 central
Packers are on the clock (sirhcyennek)
|03-17-2009, 05:16 PM||#116|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Packers select, with their first selection in the 3rd round...
Mitch King, DE Iowa ( 6'2, 275 4.74 40)
Positives: Good short area burst, good strength to anchor, especially in his lower body. Low center of gravity. Good instincts. Solid DE in a 3-4 look.
Negatives: Too short to be a true 4-3 de, and is limited in his ability to put weight on to be a 4-3 DT. Tweener.
Why GreenBay picks him: His physical size doesnt project a high level of skill, but he can be a solid starter in a deep rotation.
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|03-17-2009, 05:30 PM||#117|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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|03-17-2009, 10:14 PM||#118|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Abu Dhabi
With their 3rd round selection (74th overall) the San Francisco 49ers select:
QB/WR/RB/KR/PR/Wildcatter Patrick White, West Virginia
OverviewThere have been many quarterbacks attempt to break into the NFL after great success in college spread offenses. Some have been blessed with impressive athletic ability but usually have ended up moving to another position.
Pat White understands his days as a quarterback could be over, but based on his work ethic and quickness, a shift to wide receiver or even tailback could see him find a quicker path to realizing his dream of playing in the National Football League.
White has drawn comparisons to Pittsburgh's Hines Ward and Redskins' WR Antwaan Randle-El. Both were college quarterbacks who went on to great success as receivers in the NFL. For every Ward and Randle-El story, there are reminders of failures of other spread quarterbacks, most notably former Nebraska quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch and West Virginia's Major Harris.
White is a fine athlete. Many pro baseball scouts felt that he could be a standout pitcher or outfielder, if he went to a baseball diamond. Coming out of high school, where he was a pitcher/outfielder on two state championship baseball teams, he was a fourth-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels in 2004.
The nation's most versatile threat at quarterback, White closed out his career as the NCAA's all-time leader in rushing yardage by a quarterback, registering 4,480 yards. Before he concluded his Mountaineers career, he would go on to establish 19 school, Big East Conference and major college records. The first starting quarterback to win four bowl games, he also is the first player in league history to gain over 10,000 yards in total offense (10,529). He also set the Big East mark for touchdowns responsible for (103).
Named the team's Most Valuable Player in each of his final three seasons, White became the first three-time winner of the West Virginia Amateur Athlete of the Year Award. He was named MVP of the Senior Bowl in his home state of Alabama after guiding the South to a 35-18 victory over the North at Mobile.
At Daphne High School, White finished third in the "Mr. Football" voting by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior. The first-team All-State Class 6-A quarterback rushed for 1,905 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior, he passed for 1,488 yards and 15 scores. Daphne won 14 straight games before losing the state final, 22-17.
White was named to the All-Super Southeast team and was a member of the Mobile Register's Elite 18 squad in addition to being named the 2003 Sideline and 1st-and-10 Player of the Year. He also pitched and played in the outfield for three seasons, leading the baseball team to a pair of state championships.
Four months after White signed with West Virginia in 2004, the Angels selected him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft and offered a six-figure signing bonus. White decided to stick with football.
"My favorite moment as a player was when I realized I wanted to be a Mountaineer," he said. "The day of my visit, when I ran out on that field, it felt like nothing I've ever felt before."
White spent the 2004 season performing on the scout team. To help acclimate him to the system and more so because of his keen grasp of the playbook, he traveled with the team and was assigned to relaying signals to the WVU offense.
In 2005, White was a consensus Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Big East Conference first-team choice. He appeared in twelve games, starting five contests for an injured Adam Bednarik. He gained just 828 yards on 65-of-114 passing (57.0%), but ranked second on the squad in rushing, gaining 952 yards with seven scores on 131 carries (7.3-yard average). He proved to be a running threat with great elusiveness and was sacked just five times during his first season on the varsity.
As a sophomore, White was named the Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He added All-ECAC first-team honors and was voted both Alabama and West Virginia Athlete of the Year. One of 18 semifinalists for Davey O'Brien Award, he completed 118-of-179 attempts (65.92%) for 1,655 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
He finished second on the team in rushing, producing 1,219 yards and 18 scores on 165 attempts (7.4-yard average). Despite all the running, White was sacked only 12 times, averaging 239.5 yards per game in total offense. A high ankle sprain vs. South Florida kept him out of the meeting vs. Rutgers. Along with tailback Steve Slaton (1,744), they became the 14th tandem in NCAA major college annals to give their team two 1,000-yard runners in the same season.
In 2007, the Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year finished sixth in the voting for the Heisman Trophy. He was named to ESPN's All-Bowl Team, in addition to being selected the MVP of the Fiesta Bowl. He led the team in rushing with 1,335 yards and fourteen touchdowns, the second-best rushing total of any major college quarterback during the season.
Along with Steve Slaton (1,051), they became the second tandem in NCAA annals to each rush for over 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. The semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and Davey O'Brien Award connected on 144-of-216 passes (66.67%) for 1,724 yards, 14 scores and only four interceptions. He also averaged 235.31 yards per game in total offense, despite missing good portions of the South Florida (right quad bruise) and Pittsburgh contests (right thumb dislocation) with injuries.
White was selected All-Big East Conference first-team as a senior. Lacking his partner in the backfield, tailback Steve Slaton (Houston Texans), the quarterback anchored a young offense, completing 180-of-274 passes (65.69%) for a career-high 1,842 yards, 21 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He finished second on the squad with 974 yards and eight scores on 191 rushing attempts (5.1-yard average), despite poor protection up front, as he was sacked a career-high 16 times.
The senior also averaged 234.67 yards per game in total offense in 12 contests. A helmet-to-helmet collision in the second quarter vs. Rutgers would knock him out of that contest and force him to sit out the next week vs. Syracuse.
"He is an electrifying athlete," North Carolina coach Butch Davis said of White. "The thing I think makes him equally as dangerous is that he can throw the football very, very well." Some Mountaineers fans have labeled him the greatest football player in school history. "Everybody's entitled to their opinion," White said. "And I'm grateful to those that think so."
Positives: Excellent speed and vision with the ball in his hands. Makes defenders miss with spin and juke moves in the open. Will also take and deliver big hits despite his wiry frame. Has a solid arm despite a lack of upper body strength. Adequate accuracy on skinny posts and longer throws down the middle of the field. Will look off the safety before throwing to his primary target. Team leader. Left-handed. Keeps his eyes downfield while scrambling, gets the ball to a teammate after defenders suck up due to his running threat.
Negatives: May not have a pro position. Lacks prototypical quarterback size and is not strong enough to take a lot of hits. Relies on big passing lanes and play-action to give him the chance to find receivers downfield. Needs to prove he has the hands to play in the slot as a receiver. Does not always secure the ball, and will keep it in his strong hand even running right. Exclusively worked in the shotgun and spread offense, so he needs to work on taking snaps and ball fakes. Can get the ball deep but is not accurate on well-defended passes beyond 10-12 yards. Struggles with accuracy on the move. Throws off his back foot too often. Does not have great touch on short throws. Delivery is stiff and mechanical. Lacks patience in the pocket, and will take off too soon and misses open targets. Makes questionable decisions with the ball, trying to make a play when nothing's there. Ball comes out of his hand poorly at times.
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The Buffalo Bills (and Rovolution) are now on the clock....
|03-17-2009, 11:49 PM||#119|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
With the 75th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select
James Casey, TE, Rice University
Selection made at 11:48 PM Mountain Time
The J-E-T-S (Req/Eddie Mac) - are now on the clock
|03-18-2009, 02:17 AM||#120|
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Earth Division
Princes of Tara
With the 76th selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Football Jets select. .
Michael Hamlin, S - Clemson
While Kerry Rhodes is a quality free safety, the potential at SS for the Jets is lacking. Eric Smith was injured last year, and Abram Elam played admirably in his void, but he is an average starter at best. Hamlin is a prospect who just makes plays, is a team leader and has solid work ethic. A tough nosed player who produced well in college. The Jets are happy to make this selection and add quality to their defensive backfield; considering a run on safeties was comin'.
|03-18-2009, 09:22 AM||#121|
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Where the buffalo roam....
With the 77th pick in the OM draft the Houston Texans select:
James Davis, RB, Clemson Univ.
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 218 | 40-Time: 4.59
Good size and bulk....Excellent instincts....Terrific vision...Very good patience...Strong and will break tackles...Has some power and runs hard...Nice balance...Superb inside runner...Hits the hole with authority and has a burst...A reliable blocker and gives good effort...Good ball security...Durable with a lot of experience...Very productive...Has a nose for the endzone...Is mature and a team player.
Does not have elite timed speed or quickness...Doesn't have much wiggle and isn't very elusive...Average route runner with limited experience catching the ball...Hands are a question mark...Has never carried the load and been a workhorse ... May not have a ton of upside.
Enjoyed an exceptional college career and really made his mark in the Tigers record books...Initially declared for the 2008 NFL Draft but decided to return to Death Valley for his senior season when he saw so many other underclassmen running backs going pro...Split carries with C.J. Spiller the last few years and doesn't have as many miles on his tires as most four-year starters...Underwent surgery to repair a separated left shoulder in the summer of '08...Numbers were down as a senior but that was due in large part to a lack of opportunities and an inexperienced offensive line...Very good natural runner but isn't flashy and won't wow anyone in a workout setting...Has starting potential and should at the very least be a solid backup...Underrated and could be a steal for someone late on Day One or early on Day Two.
Pick made @ 9:22 AM Mtn time. Chargers - brncs_fan is now on the clock.
|03-18-2009, 11:53 AM||#122|
How about some Tapenade!
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The Coaches Cradle...Eastern Illinois University
The San Diego Chargers select:
Craig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin
Outstanding size and bulk...Strong and powerful...Very physical and can manhandle opponents...An excellent run blocker...Stout at the point of attack...Uses his hands well...Hard worker...Tough and plays with a nasty demeanor...Offers some positional versatility...Smart with nice awareness...Was extremely durable...Has a lot of experience.
Stiff and not a great athlete...Does not move well and range is limited...Not very light on his feet...Below average quickness and agility...Struggles in space...Not a natural knee bender...Will fall off his blocks...Footwork leaves something to be desired...Limited upside.
Was a four-year starter in the Big Ten...Attended the same high school as Badger teammate and fellow pro prospect Eric Vanden Heuvel...In 2005 he became the first Wisconsin freshman to start at tackle since former All-American Chris McIntosh did in 1996...Moved inside to guard in 2006...Has helped pave the way for P.J. Hill and a dominant Badger ground game...Best fit at the next level will be inside at guard but could also see action at right tackle in a pinch...Typical Badger offensive lineman in that he's a blue collar mauler who definitely looks the part ... Will likely be coveted by teams that employ a power attack.
Pick was made at 12:54 CST
|03-18-2009, 04:52 PM||#123|
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
In the third round the Denver Broncos select:
Gerald McRath, LB, Southern Miss.
McGrath is a disciplined, but undersized defender who consistently makes big plays every time he takes the field. He quickly reads the action, takes good angles, and is an explosive tackler. He’s forceful at the line of scrimmage, blades into gaps and defends the run. He makes a lot of plays in the backfield and creates turnovers.
Those outside Conference USA might be surprised how high McRath, only a junior, ranks among leaders in tackles over his career. McRath, who earned his second consecutive first-team All-Conference USA plaque in 2008, finished with 137 tackles (78 solo) during his junior season and has 386 tackles, 32 1/2 tackles for loss and eight sacks in his career. Voted the 2007 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, McRath's production can't be denied.
Positives: Rangy build with plenty of room for additional growth. … Good instincts. … Flows to the action quickly and puts himself in position to make a play. … Reads the quarterback's eyes in coverage. … Recognizes the screen and draw and isn't fooled often. … Good speed to the flanks. .. Reliable open-field tackler who can break down in space and make the secure stop. … Good agility to slip past blockers. … Good balance to handle working through trash. … Flashes some aggression taking on blocks, though he needs more consistency in this area. … Improved in this area as a junior.
Negatives: Undersized. … Lacks bulk in both his upper and lower body and looks more like a strong safety than a middle linebacker. … Lacks the straight-line speed and hips for coverage to make the transition to defensive back. … Likes to avoid blockers rather than forcefully taking them on. … Drag-down tackler who only occasionally shows legitimate pop as a tackler. …
3/14/2009 - TOP LINEBACKERS: Gerald McRath, Southern Mississippi, 6-3, 231: He is undersized, looks more like a strong safety than a middle linebacker and seems to run around people rather than take them on. But he certainly has the speed to make that tactic work, as evidence by a blistering time of 4.49 seconds in 40 yards at the combine. McRath earned his second consecutive first-team all-Conference USA selection in 2008, finishing with 137 tackles (78 solo), giving him a career total of 386 tackles (32 for loss) and 7?? sacks. -
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|03-19-2009, 12:13 AM||#125|
Thomas is my hero.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Golden, CO
The Washington Redskins select:
Stryker Sulak, DE, Missouri
A three-time All-Big 12 honoree, Sulak has the production and burst upfield to generate interest from every NFL team. He shared freshman of the year honors with tight end Chase Coffman of the Tigers, starting the final seven games of that season for Missouri and finishing with 38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. Sulak's production increased as he gained experience, topping out with eye-popping numbers as a senior -- 55 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and an NCAA-leading six forced fumbles. With opposing offenses focusing much of their attention upon Missouri's other defenders, Sulak's production was inflated. Without the bulk to remain at defensive end full time in the NFL, he'll have to show he has the athleticism to make the transition to linebacker to avoid the "tweener" label.
The Washington Redskins desperately need an outside rusher, and gladly take the best one left.