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Old 03-29-2010, 06:38 PM   #126
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With the 119th pick on the draft the Cincinnati Bengals select:

Carlton Mitchell, WR, S. Florida.

Junior, 6í4Ē, 212

Combine Numbers:

40 Yard Dash: 4.49

Vertical: 36.5″

Broad Jump: 10′2″

Overview:

Mitchell is South Floridaís number one receiver. He has never had a breakout season, but he is a reliable receiver with great size and a lot of upside.

Strengths:

-Size. At 6í4Ē, Mitchell has a height advantage over most defensive backs, and he knows how to use his superior height to gain position on the ball.

-Speed. Mitchell runs about a 4.4, which is great for receiver of his size.

-Playmaking ability. He has ten career catches for 4o yards or more, has a 15.8 ypc average his career

-Solid blocker. He has good strong hands and long arms, and he knows how to use them when blocking on the edge.

Weaknesses:

-Inconsistency. Mitchell rarely had a big game against a good team. The one exception came in 2009 when he hauled in 5 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown (plus a 69 yard pass that should have been a touchdown, but he was mistakenly ruled out at the 5) against West Virginia.

-Played in a spread offense. The fact that heís never really had to run the pro route tree really hurts his ability to step right in and make an impact.

-Scoring. He had only nine touchdowns in three years at USF, a stretch in which the team scored 134 offensive touchdowns. This may seem like nit picking, but that total is a little low for a #1 receiver and for someone who should be used as a red zone jump ball threat.

Player Comparison: Michael Jenkins, Atlanta Falcons. Both are tall receivers who have a lot of upside but may never realize their potential. Neither fits as a #1 WR.

Projected Draft Position: Round 4-5

Selection made at 7:41 PM MST

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:01 AM   #127
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With the 121st pick in the NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select:

Geno Atkins, DT, Georgia, 6' 1", 293



Strengths
Atkins is a tremendously quick 1-gap DT, which means he can only play in a 4-3 offense. He is pretty strong with heavy hands and can knock an OL off balance. He had a ton of QB pressures and really collapsed the pocket well and made a ton of plays in the backfield. Has a non-stop motor and consistently chased down plays after they crossed the LOS. Very durable player; he didnít miss any games do to injury.

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While Atkins is an excellent pass rusher, his run stopping could use some work. He might need to build his lower body strength to help him anchor better. He struggles against double teams, but he can use his quickness to break them. His height is below average, but he has good bulk.


Pick made at 10:01am MST

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Old 03-30-2010, 09:24 AM   #128
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With the 123th pick in the 2010 NFL draft the Baltimore ravens select VINCE OGHOBAASE

Vince Oghobaase

Height: 6 5
Weight: 302
40: 5.46
Bench Press: 27

with the offensive side of the ball shaping up they need to sure up that defense while ed reed and ray Lewis are still there. They defensive line is good but getting old. They lost Dwan Edwards to the Bills and Justin Banan to us and Trevor Pryce is getting old. They need another versatile player to come step up on the line. Vince has a good upside and can play DT or DE.

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Old 03-30-2010, 03:38 PM   #130
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With the 124th pick in the 2010 NFL draft, the Cardinals are absolutely elated to select who I feel can easily end up being the best OLB/DE hybrid in the draft:



Jermaine Cunningham, DE, Florida

Missing workouts with a shoulder injury he still has prototype size and speed, with an impressive arsenal of pass rush moves and quickness, this player is an immediate nickle impact rusher and some good coaching away from being a dominant staple for years to come.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:50 PM   #131
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With the 27th pick in the 4th round (125 overall), JCMElway and the KC Chiefs select Mitch Petrus, OG, Arkansas. (details to come when JCM is online again)


The San Diego Chargers and Brncs_fan are on the clock at 4:49 p.m. MT.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:41 PM   #132
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Here's a look at Mitch Petrus:

Strengths
* Good athlete
* Huge strength
* 45 reps at the combine
* Explosive and quick
* Balanced ability to block both the rush and the pass
* Good versatility
* Fair hip and footwork
* Huge upside
* Blocked for Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, and Michael Smith during 1000 yard seasons.

Weaknesses
* Raw; Converted TE to FB then to Guard
* Academic issues in the past
* May need a year or two to develop before becoming a starter
* Questionable technique
* Inconsistent; elite one week and poor the next
* May need to gain some weight to fit some schemes

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Old 03-30-2010, 07:44 PM   #133
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With the 126th Pick the Chargers Select...

Phillip Dillard, ILB, Nebraska

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Read & React: Fast downhill between the tackles against the run. Reads misdirection and running back routes. A step slow on play action, and will get a bit overzealous against the run.

Run defense: Hustles from sideline-to-sideline and downfield and takes good angles to the ball. Lacks size to get through traffic and off of blocks consistently, but is willing to take on linemen to close up a hole and can be violent with his hands to stay free inside. Flexible enough to grab backs from behind and wrap up when coming off the edge. Will overrun plays and lose sight of the ball because of his lack of height.

Pass defense: Consistently plays three downs. Secure wrapping up after the catch. Stays with backs in man whether in the flat, over the middle, and down the seam. Can trail larger receivers and tight ends on crossing routes. Does not always find the ball in the air but can knock it out of backs' hands after the catch. Change-of-direction ability is adequate. Might struggle covering jerk routes.

Tackling: Explosive tackler between the tackles and in the flat. Strong enough in the upper body to take down ballcarriers with arm tackles. Fair changing direction in space for a middle linebacker, but could improve in that area. Breaks down well enough to at least slow down elusive backs. Tackling ability and hustle should help him as an inside cover man on special teams.

Pass Rush/Blitz: Comes hard on the blitz or when exploiting a lane to the quarterback. Does not miss the quarterback often once in his sights. Breaks down and uses his strength to overwhelm the signal caller. Will pound or avoid cut blocks from running backs.

Intangibles: Smart, intense player who directs defense from the middle and gives superb effort on every play. Worked off a lot of weight between his junior and senior seasons, when it appeared he re-dedicated himself. Showed maturity by being a good teammate and leading at practice when not playing the first two games of his senior year. Won the team's Novak Trophy in 2009 for "best exemplifying courage and determination despite all odds in the manner of Nebraska All-American center Tom Novak."

Pick was made at 9:44 CST
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With the 29th pick in the 4th round (127 overall), GoWYO and the Philadelphia Eagles select Dekoda Watson, OLB, Florida State.

GoWYO sent me the priority list for this pick, and will post details about Watson when he gets back online. Thanks for submitting a priority list and keeping the draft moving, GoWYO!

The Minnesota Vikings and TwinCities Bronco are now on the clock at 8:53 p.m. MT
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With the 127th pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select:

Dekoda Watson, LB, Florida State,



Strengths:
Watson has been a productive linebacker, especially this past fall. Heís a gritty, tough performer who has played with injuries. Displayed impressive versatility by playing both inside and outside. Plays with good instincts especially off the snap. Has shown some pass rush ability especially shooting gaps inside. Special teamís production adds to his overall value.

Weaknesses:
Lacks the necessary coverage awareness and technique and does not project well against third down backs in man. Has been hampered by injuries at various times. Only possesses average space agility against the run and in coverage. Needs added bulk to hold up at the next level.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:36 AM   #136
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With the 128th pick, the Minnesota Vikings select Garrett Graham-TE/FB-Wisconsin



Kleinsasser is starting to decline, so at the very least Graham could replace him while he is being groomed to eventually replace Shancoe. Graham could also play FB with some coaching.

Pick made at 11:37 CST on 3/31.
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With the 129th pick of the 2010 draft the Colts Select:

CB/FS Jerome Murphy, USF

The Colts love the Dual capabilities of Murphy. He can Cover on the outside, tackles better than most of the safety class, and has started at both positions. They have had a lot of secondary injuries to both positions and Murphy would allow them to use him in both spots, if not challenge for a Starting spot. Has great measurables and improved each year both statistically and technique wise. He also has a lot of ST's experience and will be able to contribute their immediately.

Pick was made @ 9:25 pm Eastern. PIT (Expat) is on the clock And CIN (Zona) is now on deck.

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With the 130th selection the Steelers and Expat select:

Edward Dic-kson, TE, Oregon
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With the 131st pick Zona and the Bengals select:

Taylor Price, WR, Ohio.

Pick was made at 7:32 PM MST.
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With the 132nd pick (1st pick of the 5th round) the St. Louis Rams select...

Eric Olsen, C/G, Notre Dame.

Olsen has great versatility, having been Notre Dame's starting guard all of his junior seson and then moving to center for his senior year. He will help to address a lack of depth in the Rams interior line, giving Jason Brown a solid backup with real center experience and also able to compete from day one for a shot to start at OG. He's a technically advanced power player with a mean streak, exactly Spags' type of lineman.

Pick made at 10:12 PM CST.
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With the 130th selection the Steelers and Expat select:

Edward Dic-kson, TE, Oregon
With the 32nd Selection in the 4th round (131st overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select

Edward *****on, TE, Oregon
a.k.a. "He who must not be maned"



Ht: 6-4 1/4
Wt: 249
Sp: 4.64
Arm: 33
Hand: 9 3/4

Evaluation from Pro Football Weekly:

Notes:
Prep tight end-linebacker who also played basketball. Redshirted in 2005. Moved to defensive end during '06 fall camp due to injuries at the position. Saw action in all 13 games, playing DE, TE, WR and special teams. Made 10 tackles (seven on special teams) and caught four balls for 45 yards (11.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns. Returned to offense for the Ducks' last four games. Started all 13 games at tight end in '07, setting a school single-season receptions record for the position by snagging 43-453-3 (10.5). In '08, started all 13 games and tallied 35-508-3 (14.5) with three rushes for 18 yards (6.0). Started all 13 games for the third year in a row in '09, catching 42-551-6 (13.1).

Positives:
Is very quick into his routes. Plucks the ball easily out of the air. Adjusts easily to the ball and has a wide-ranging catching radius. Has reliable hands. Very good lateral agility to sift through open windows and turn upfield quickly after the catch. Makes some difficult, acrobatic grabs look easy. Very fluid movement skills. Has flashed some playmaking ability. Effective blocking on the move. Improved work ethic. Has been very durable and not missed any time to injury throughout his career. Competitively jumped to his feet and finished the gauntlet drill at the Combine after tripping.

Negatives:
Lacks bulk and is underpowered against the jam. Limited in-line blocking power and experience. Will require some time to adapt to an NFL playbook and to learn how to read NFL coverages.

Summary:
Is best split wide working against air and could become a pass-catching weapon detached from the line if he can assimilate to a pro-style offense. The ability to grasp a more complex, demanding playbook will define his career.

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LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon


Pick made at 10:39 MST
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With the 137th pick the Cleveland Browns select Myron Lewis, CB, Vanderbilt


6'2", 203 lbs.

Strengths
Lewis is a corner who possesses a great blend of size, strength and quickness and is more comfortable close to the line of scrimmage in coverage and run support. Displays good instincts and toughness. Heís a competitive defender with good ball skills, and coupled with his height, excels at winning jump balls. He been a very productive player throughout his career in the SEC.


Weaknesses
Lewis isnít a very fluid defensive back. Doesnít match up well mirroring quicker receivers in man coverage. Struggles with his pad level and flipping his hips. Does not possess better than adequate lateral agility and burst, making him susceptible to the deep ball.
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Okay, I got confused. Cleveland used the 134th pick on Myron Lewis.

With the 137th pick Cleveland selects Ed Wang, OT, Virginia Tech


6'5", 314 lbs.

Strengths
Wang has great size and bulk. Two year starter at left tackle that does a good job of locking his arms out and riding rushers past the pocket. Has great speed and foot quickness which helps him set quickly. Changes direction well.

Weaknesses
Too quick to help out guards when not engaged. Does not have the lower body strength to consistently drive defenders off the ball. Stands up too tall and takes too many false steps. Does not play with enough of an edge and finish blocks.
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Dezmon Briscoe, WR
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 207 | College: Kansas




Overview
Briscoe is a big, physical receiver whose 31 touchdown receptions in 37 games with the Jayhawks proved his ability to find the end zone. Perhaps one of the most unrecognized deep threats in college football, he has produced 219 receptions during his career (second in school history), with 49 of those catches resulting in gains of 20 yards or longer.

Briscoe and Kerry Meier became one of the most productive receiving tandems in the NCAA since stepping into the lineup in 2007. Despite the team's 5-7 record in 2009, the duo averaged 193.50 yards receiving per game in 2009, which ranked second in the nation to Missouri's tandem of Danario Alexander and Jared Perry (200.27 yards per game).

Their combined average of 15.5 receptions per game also ranked second nationally, surpassed by only Bowling Green's pair of receivers, Freddie Barnes and Chris Wright (15.46 receptions per game). Briscoe (seven) and Meier (five) combined for twelve 100-yard receiving performances in 2009. Seven times during that season, the duo produced 10-reception contests (Briscoe-two; Meier-five).

The school's record-holder for touchdown receptions, 100-yard receiving performances and receiving yardage, Briscoe finished his career fourth in Big Twelve Conference history with his 31 scoring grabs and 3,240 aerial yards. His 269 yards receiving vs. Oklahoma in 2008 set the school game-record and rank third on the league record chart. He also boasts the second-best receiving game by a Jayhawk with his 242-yard effort vs. Missouri in 2009, which rank fourth in Big Twelve annals.

At Cedar Hill High School, Briscoe earned All-District first-team honors following his senior season in 2006. That year, he produced 37 catches for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns, as he scored at least once in 9-of-12 games. His best performance came vs. Bowie High, when he collected six catches for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He helped Cedar Hill to a record of 23-4 his last two seasons and a state championship in 2006, earning two varsity letters in football.

Briscoe enrolled at Kansas in 2007, but even before his career began, it almost ended. In June of that year, he was arrested in Lawrence for shoplifting and was charged with theft by deception, less than $1,000. According to court filings, Briscoe tried to steal merchandise from Wal-Mart. He was charged as a juvenile because the theft occurred before he turned 18.

Briscoe earned Freshman All-American honorable mention in 2007. He started the team's final 11 games at flanker, finishing fourth on the team with 43 receptions for 496 yards (11.53 yards per catch), as he also registered seven touchdown grabs.

The Insight Bowl Most Valuable Player added All-Big Twelve Conference second-team and All-American honorable mention in 2008. He ranked tied for 15th in the nation and placed second on the team with a career-high 92 receptions. He paced the Jayhawks with a school season-record 1,407 yards receiving (15.29 ypc), finishing fourth nationally with an average of 108.23 yards per game receiving.

His 1,644 all-purpose yards rank fourth on the Kansas season-record chart and his average of 162.55 all-purpose yards ranked second in the conference and 13th nationally. He scored 90 points, recorded two solo tackles and averaged 27.38 yards after taking over kickoff return duties. His fifteen touchdown receptions set the school annual record.

During March 2009 preseason drills, Briscoe was suspended from practices by head coach Mark Mangino for an undisclosed violation of team rules. He was re-instated to team activities a month later, but as part of his suspension, he was not allowed to play in the season opener vs. Northern Colorado.

Briscoe would go on to start 10-of-11 games as a junior, earning All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades. He ranked ninth in the nation with an average of 7.64 receptions per game and fifth with 121.55 yards receiving. He pulled in 84 passes for 1,337 yards (15.92 yards per catch) with nine touchdowns (third-best in school history). He averaged 22.74 yards on 19 kickoff returns that included a score and his 1,788 all-purpose yards rank as the second-best season total by a Jayhawk.

Prior to the season finale, Briscoe decided that he would not return to the university for the 2010 season and declared that he would enter the 2010 NFL Draft.

The last two Kansas players who left early for the NFL were cornerback Aqib Talib and offensive tackle Anthony Collins, who declared for the draft after the 2007 season. Talib was the 20th overall pick by Tampa Bay, while Collins was a fourth-round selection (112th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2008 draft. Four Jayhawks were drafted in 2008 as tight end Derek Fine was a fourth-round pick (132nd overall) by Buffalo and wide receiver Marcus Henry was taken in the sixth round by the New York Jets. No KU players were selected in the 2009 draft.

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Release: Lacks elite quickness out of his stance but could handle most college corners at the line with a quick shake and/or a strong punch. Long strides allow him to pass corners when they play off. Lacks a second gear to blow by safeties who have the angle.

Hands: Very good concentration in traffic and on loose balls, making very difficult catches look easy. Tracks the ball well over both shoulders. His height and adequate vertical make him a good red-zone target. Lapses of concentration occur on easier catches, sometimes multiple times in a game. Traps the ball against his body when untrusting of his hands.

Route running: Used as expected down the sideline and on jump balls, but is also willing to go over the middle and run jerk routes inside with surprising foot quickness. Separates from defenders using his body and hands downfield.

After the catch: Takes time to get to speed and is not as agile as many top receivers, though he flashes solid balance and some elusiveness with the ball in his hands. Uses a stiff arm or swim move and keeps his leg moving after the catch, making him difficult for smaller corners and safeties in the open field. Good awareness of the sideline, feet are nimble enough to stay in-bounds.

Blocking: Has the strength, size and willingness to be an effective blocker, but that wasn't a main focus in the Jayhawks' offense. Effort to get to his man could be more consistent, and he'll need to move his feet to sustain on the edge.

Intangibles: Physical, competitive receiver who plays with swagger but doesn't talk much, he works hard before and after the catch to make a big play.

Pick made at 358 pm MST
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Inside: At his best as a downhill runner. Thick build with good musculature throughout. Attacks the line of scrimmage and takes what the defense gives him. Lowers his shoulder and will take on the defender in the hole. Good toughness to run through arm tackles and get to and through the second level and into the open field. Keeps his eyes up and has enough lateral agility and acceleration to take advantage of cut-back lanes. Good balance, but is not special in this area. Protects the ball with both hands in traffic, but has had some issues with fumbles over his career. Good short-yardage who runs with competitive fire and seems to have a legitimate nose for the end zone.
Outside: Only adequate speed to beat NFL linebackers to the edge or to pull away in the open field. Flashes a quick lateral burst and shifty shoulders to fake out the defender, but has only moderate overall agility and acceleration to elude.
Breaking tackles: Arguably his best skill. Though a bit upright in the open field, he squares his shoulders and runs with good pad level when in traffic, presenting little other than shoulders and thigh pads for defenders to target. Keeps his legs churning after contact and will spin through tackles to generate extra yardage. Runs with good forward lean, almost always falling forward for extra yardage.
Blocking: Thick built with the strength and effort to remain on the field in pass protection. Became a more reliable pass blocker as a senior, showing improved awareness and consistency in squaring to the defender and providing a consistent pop. Remains too inconsistent as a cut-blocker, lunging and missing too often.
Receiving: Experienced receiver out of the backfield. Often lines up wide in this offense, but is typically used on screens and simple dump-off routes as a senior. Looks natural extending to pluck the ball out of the air. Intangibles: Tough runner who seems to enjoy the physical aspects of the game. Has enjoyed success in a variety of offenses, leading the team in rushing yards each of the past three seasons. Voted MVP by his teammates after his senior season. Doesn't lack for confidence. Has characterized himself as the best back in the country and as better than Heisman winner Mark Ingram.
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With the 7th pick in the 5th round (138 overall), the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Syd'Quan Thompson, CB, California



Ht: 5'9"1/2
Wt: 186

Notes:
High school cornerback-running back who also returned kicks. Redshirted in 2005. Due to injury, was thrust into the lineup in '06, starting all 13 games and managing 60 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception, with 2.5 tackles for loss. Was thrown into the fire while still recovering from surgery on a broken left wrist that sidelined him for only two days of fall camp. In '07, played through a sprained shoulder to begin the season but started all 13 games and tallied 78-10-1 with six tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Was suspended for one '08 spring practice for an unspecificed violation of team rules. Started all 13 games in the fall, notching 70-14-4 with 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Following the departure of Eagles 2008 second-rounder DeSean Jackson, inherited punt-return duties and produced 28-344-1 (12.3 yard average). In '09 started all 13 games for the fourth straight season and totaled 49-10-1 with four tackles for loss while returning punts 8-45 (5.6). Suffered a hip pointer against UCLA, then sprained his ankle against Stanford and was nagged by the injury the rest of the season. Sat out the Senior Bowl (right hamstring) and did not benchpress (right shoulder) or run the 40 (hamstring) at the Combine.

Positives:
Plays bigger than his size. Tough, physical, and fearless. Outstanding tackler - throws his body around and can chop down the big trees. Very instinctive with terrific read-and-react skills. Supports the run aggressively. Good zone awareness. Outstanding ball skills -- shows anticipation, timing and body control to make plays. Loves to play and it shows. Is ultra-competitive and not afraid to mix it up. Consistent energy, effor and intensity. Durable four-year starter. Nifty punt returner.

Negatives:
Short. Needs to get stronger. Not an elite athlete. Does not have long speed and is not especially explosive for an undersized corner. Can be exposed in an coverage. Not a great leaper and is mismatched vs. big receivers. Durability is a concern, given his size and playing style.

Summary:
An undersized, feisty, throwback-type slot defender and punt returner with exceptional heart and football character. Thompson does not meet height-weight-speed standards but maximizes his ability and stands out on tape. Better football player than athlete who will make it hard for a team to cut him.

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With their 2nd pick in the 5th round the Chiefs select:

Robert Johnson, FS, Utah

Robert Johnson struggled in 2008, but rebounded well as a senior, earning a spot on the All-Mountain West First Team. Johnson had a whopping six interceptions and six pass deflections to go along with 70 tackles and four TFL.

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