Thursday, December 31, 2009

SUGAR BOWL - Cincinnati vs. Florida



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the SUGAR BOWL.


Cincinnati:
QB Tony Pike - Pike is a strong armed pocket passer, who needs to get stronger, but could end up being a starting quarterback in the NFL. Right now he has a 2nd round grade.


WR Mardy Gilyard – Gilyard is a physical big play receiver who lacks great straight line speed, but seems to make plays whenever he gets his hands on the ball. Right now has a 2nd round grade.


DE Alex Daniels – Daniels should play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive, he has good size at 6-3 259 pounds and is a good overall athlete who can rush the passer. Right now has a 6th round grade.


Florida:
QB Tim Tebow - Tebow is one of the best college football players of all time, but NFL teams have mixed reviews on his skills for the next level. His grade right now is a 2nd round grade.


WR Riley Cooper - Cooper is a very good overall football player and will make a good third or fourth receiver at the next level. His grade right now is a 5th round grade.


TE Aaron Hernandez (JR) - Hernandez is a very good receiving tight end, but needs to improve his blocking. Most likely will declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. His grade right now is a 2nd round grade.


C Maurkice Pouncey (JR) - Pouncey is a very good athlete with good strength and show he can get to the next level with his blocks. His grade right now is a 2nd round grade.


OG Michael Pouncey (JR) - Pouncey isn’t the athlete that his bother Maurkice is but still a very good offensive linemen. His grade right now is a 4th round grade.


CB Joe Haden (JR) - Haden most likely will declare and be the first cornerback drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has very good ball skills and is a willing tackler. His grade right now is a 1st round grade.


DE Carlos Dunlap (JR) - Because of a DUI ticket he received he not play in the SEC Championship game. Dunlap has all the physical tools to be a great defensive end in the NFL, but just needs to be more consistent. His grade right now is a 1st round grade.


DE Jermaine Cunningham - Cunningham is a good pass rusher and is a good overall athlete which some think that he could be a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. His grade right now is a 3rd round grade.


LB Brandon Spikes - Spikes is a very good tackler and has the ability to make plays all over the field. His grade right now is a 1st round grade.


S Ahmad Black (JR): Black does a very good just supporting the run and there is some thoughts that he will declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. He doesn’t have great size but is a productive player. His grade right now is a 4th round grade.


S Major Wright (JR): Wright is a very good free safety and has the ability to play the run as well as cover a receiver man to man. His grade right now is a 4th round grade.


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ROSE BOWL - Ohio State vs. Oregon



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the ROSE BOWL.


Oregon:
TE Ed Dickson - Dickson is a big receiving tight end at 6-5 243, and has good hands, and is a good overall athlete. He needs to working on his blocking ability to become more of a complete tight end, but has the ability to do that. He has a 2nd round grade.


RB LeGarrette Blount – Blount was kicked off the team because of his actions in Oregon first game this season and we don’t know if he will play. In his junior season he averaged 7.3 yards a carry and had 17 rushing touchdowns. He is a big back at 6-2 240, and has good speed. He has good straight ahead speed, but need to work on his quickness, so he can get in and out of holes at the next level. He isn’t a complete running back yet, and he needs to work on catching the ball and only had two receptions last season. Because of his actions, he has a 6th round grade.


S T.J. Ward - Ward has only played in 7 games this season so far because of injuries. He has decent size at 5-11 208 pounds and is a good overall athlete. He has good coverage skills and played some cornerback earlier in his career. He has the ability to cover the slot in the nickel like a cornerback and that does increase his value. He has a 4th round grade.


CB Walter Thurmond - Thurmond won’t play because Oregon's top defensive playmaker and team leader was lost for the season with a knee injury suffered returning the opening kickoff vs. California, before that played in 4 games and had one interception and 17 tackles, 2 pass break-ups and 3 passes defended. He returned the opening punt 78 yards for a touchdown against Utah, to extend his career TD totals to five. He has good size for a cornerback a 6-0 183 pounds, the question mark will be how does he come back from his knee injury, something worth watching, if he come back at 100 percent I expect him to get drafted around the 3rd round.


DT Blake Ferras, Oregon - Ferras has great size at 6-6 290 and has shown the ability this season to be a hard worker and physical presence on the defensive line. He has a free-agent grade right now.


Ohio State:
TE Jake Ballard – Ballard is a 6-6 256 pound blocking tight end that has a free-agent grade.


C Jim Cordle – Cordle is a good all around football player who is smart and doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. He isn’t a great overall athlete, but is a good football player. Right now has a free-agent grade.


DE Doug Worthington- Worthington is over shadowed by both Cameron Heyward and Thaddeus Gibson but he is a good football player that can make plays. He is 6-5 276 pounds and can play defensive end or tackle and should be able to play in the 3-4 or 4-3 defense. Right now has a 6th round grade.


DE Cameron Heyward (JR) – Heyward is a dominating defensive linemen that can play end and also tackle and there are thought that he will declare early. Right now if he does declare he could be a 1st round pick.


DE Thaddeus Gibson (JR) – Gibson plays defensive end, but many think he will play outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense because he is a very good pass rusher. He could come out early, but might want to return for his senior season. He has a 3rd round grade if he does declare for the 2010 NFL Draft.


CB Chimdi Chekwa (JR) – Chekwa is thinking about declaring early, but should come back to work on his game. He is a good athlete, but needs to become a better overall football player. If he does declare would be a 3rd round pick.


S Kurt Coleman – Coleman is a good overall football player who is a good tackler who can cover as well. He is on the short side for a safety but is a playmaker in the secondary. Right now he has a 4th round grade.


S Jermale Hines (JR) – Hines has come on this season and there are thoughts that he will declare early. He should stay for his senior season and get more experience.


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GATOR BOWL - West Virginia vs. Florida State



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the GATOR BOWL.


Florida State:
TE Caz Piurowski – Piurowski is a huge tight end at 6-7 272 pounds and is much more of a blocker the receiver. Right now has a free-agent grade.


LB Dekoda Watson – Watson is a athletic outside linebacker who has shown the ability to make plays in both the running game as well as covering tight end and backs. He is a weakside linebacker in a 4-3 defense and right now has a 3rd round grade.


CB Patrick Robinson – Robinson has all the physical skills to be a top notch cornerback, but this season hasn’t made the plays you would expect him to. He has a 2nd round grade right now and he has the ability to be a boom or bust type pick.


West Virginia:
QB Jarrett Brown – Brown has just started one season but has shown the ability to be a top notch quarterback prospect. He is a very good athlete with a strong arm and has the ability to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Right now has a 3rd round pick.


WR Alric Arnett – Arnett has good size at 6-2 190 pounds is a good overall receiver who has shown he has the ability to run good routes and has good hands. Right now he has a 5th round grade.


OT Selvish Capers – Capers is a very good offensive tackle with good feet and is a very good athlete for an offensive tackle, and should be a left tackle in the NFL. Right now he has 2nd round grade.


ILB Reed Williams – Williams came back from double-shoulder surgery to be a big time player this season. He is a good run defender but lacks great skills in the passing game. Right now has 7th round grade.


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CAPITAL ONE BOWL - Penn State vs. LSU



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the CAPITAL ONE BOWL.


LSU:
WR Brandon LaFell – LaFell is a tall wide receiver who is a good overall athlete and runs good routes. The question mark is can he be a number one wide receiver in the NFL. Right now he has a late 1st round grade.


WR Terrance Toliver (JR) – Toliver is a junior who there has been talks about him declaring early for the 2010 NFL Draft. A 6-4 206 pound big play receiver who many think is a better pro prospect the his teammate Brandon LaFell, because people fell he could be a true number one receiver.


OT Ciron Black – Black came into the season rated as one of the top offensive tackle prospects, but has fell down the ranks because of lack on consistency. There is some talks that he might play offensive guard at the next level and he has a 3rd round grade as of now.


DE Rahim Alem – Alem is a good overall defensive end and shows ability to playing the run as well as rushing the passer. Right now has a 4th round grade.


LB Perry Riley – Riley is a good overall linebacker and in the NFL should be a very good special team’s player. He is very good against the run, but needs to show more consistency in pass coverage. Right now has a 5th round grade.


S Harry Coleman – Coleman has played linebacker this season, but will play safety in the NFL. He is a good tackler and good against the run and does a good job in zone coverage and coving tight end and backs. Right now has a 4th round grade.


S Chad Jones (JR) - Jones is a good overall athlete who also plays baseball for LSU and does a good job as a return man. There is some talk that he will declare early for the 2010 draft and if does should be a 2nd round pick.


Penn State:
QB Daryll Clark – Clark is a good athlete for a quarterback and has a strong arm, but needs to be able to show more consistency in his decision making ability. He has all the ability to be a starting quarterback in the NFL, but will be a project type player. Right now has a 6th round grade.


RB Evan Royster (JR) – Royster has shown the ability to be a very good runner inside as well as outside and shown the ability to catch the football out of the back field. Most people think he will leave early and could be a 2nd round pick if he does declare.


TE Andrew Quarless – Quarless is a good overall tight end that has good size at 6-5 248 pounds. He is a good receiver and good blocker and he has the ability to move up NFL team’s draft board. Right now has a 5th round grade.


TE Mickey Shuler – Schuler has similar size as teammate tight end Andrew Quarless but isn’t as good as an athlete or receiver and that is why he has a free-agent grade right now.


DT Jared Odrick – Odrick has come on this season to be a dominating defensive linemen and done a good job rushing the passer and playing the run. Right now he has a 1st round grade in the 2010 NFL Draft.


OLB Navorro Bowman (JR) – Bowman is a junior and many people expect him to declare early for the 2010 NFL Draft. He is a physical outside linebacker who can also cover running backs and tight ends in the passing games. If he does declare could be a 2nd round pick.


LB Josh Hull - Hull is the underrated linebacker in the group, but just a good overall football player and linebacker. Right now he has 5th round grade.


LB Sean Lee – Lee missed the whole season last year because of a knee injury and has missed a few games this season because of an injury. He has shown the ability to be a dominating linebacker in the pass and some this season as well. If all the test come out positive on his knee could be a 2nd round grade.


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OUTBACK BOWL - Northwestern vs. Auburn



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the OUTBACK BOWL.


Northwestern:
QB Mike Kafka – Kafka has shown the ability to throw all the type of passes despite not have the strongest of arms. He has the ability to be a back-up type quarterback in the next level. He has a free-agent grade as of right now.


DE Corey Wootton – Wootton was coming off a major knee injury last season and because of that started the season slow, but has come on and showed his pre-season grade. He is a big, tall, athletic defensive end and right now has a 2nd round grade.


Auburn:
RB Ben Tate – Tate started off slow, but has come on towards the end of the season to raise his draft grade. He has the ability to be a workhouse type running back at the next level. The big question will be his overall speed. Right now has a 3rd round grade.


TE Tommy Trott – Trott is more of blocking type tight end at the next level and right now has a free-agent grade.


DT Jake Ricks – Ricks is a decent size defensive tackle who is a run stopping type linemen and right now has a free-agent grade.


LB Antonio Coleman – Coleman is projected as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but hasn’t shown great pass rushing ability this season like was expected. Right now he has a 6th round grade.


CB Walter McFadden – McFadden is a good size cornerback but doesn’t show great man to man coverage skills and needs to improve in that area. Right now has a free-agent type grade.


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Chick-fil-A BOWL - Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the Chick-fil-A BOWL.


Virginia Tech:
OG Sergio Render – Render has good size for a guard at 6-3 313 pounds has shown the ability to dominate an defensive linemen at times, but needs to shown consistence to be able to get the second level and block linebackers and defensive backs. Right now has a 4th round grade.


CB Stephan Virgil - Virgil has been ruled academically eligible under NCAA guidelines and will not play in the game but is a good overall cornerback that can cover man and man and in zone coverage and is a willing tackler. Right now has a 4th round grade.


S Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech – Chancellor has great size for a safety at 6-3 230 pounds and is a very hard hitter, he has played multiple positions in the secondary and was a backup cornerback as a freshman. Even with playing cornerback as a freshman he need to do a better in man to man coverage. Right now he has a 3rd round grade.


S Cody Grimm- Grimm is just a hard worker and has played linebacker and in the secondary and should be a great special teams player in the NFL. Right now has a free-agent grade.


Tennessee:
QB Jonathan Crompton – Crompton was one of the biggest surprises in the SEC and at quarterback this season and has improved every week from week one. He has an NFL body at 6-4 238 and an NFL arm but needs to be more consistent reading coverage’s. Right now has a 4th round grade.


RB Montario Hardesty – Hardesty is another player who came on for Tennessee this season and is a big physical back with good size at 6-0 215 pounds and has the speed and quickness to get to the outside and make plays. Right now has a 3rd round grade.


DT Dan Williams – Williams is a big defensive tackle at 6-2 327 pounds and might have the ability to play nose in a 3-4 defense. He does a good job penetrating and getting in the back field to make tackle for loss. He needs to improve his pass rushing skills and right now has a 2nd round grade.


OLB Rico McCoy – McCoy is just a good overall linebacker and football player who doesn’t do anything overall special but just is consistent in his techniques. He doesn’t have great size at 6-0 220 pounds, but can run and is a good overall athlete. Right now he has a 5th round grade.


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TEXAS BOWL - Missouri vs. Navy



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the TEXAS BOWL.


Missouri:
WR Danario Alexander – Alexander has good size at 6-4 215 pounds, but he has injury issues in the pass and that is something that will have to be checked out. He has good hands and runs good routes, but along with the injure issues his true speed will need to be check out as well. Right now he carries a 4th round grade, but could move up if everything comes out positive.


WR Jared Perry – Perry missed the final two regular season games with a broken leg, but will be back for the Texas Bowl game. He also is schedule to play in the Texas vs. the Nation game and with good games in both could raise his draft stock which right now is a free-agent.


OG Kurtis Gregory – Gregory has good size for a guard at 6-4 308 pounds he has shown good athletic ability inside with the ability to pull and trap. Right now has a free-agent grade.


DT Jaron Baston – Baston is some what short for a defensive tackle at barely 6-0 tall but is 305 pounds and has shown good tackling ability and the ability to get a push inside. Right now he has a late 7th round grade.


OLB Sean Weatherspoon – Weatherspoon is truly a do it all true 4-3 outside linebacker who can rusher the passer, drop in coverage and is a sure tackler in the run game. He has shown the ability to make plays all over the field in college and should be able to do the same in the NFL. Right now has a 1st round grade.

Navy:
There is no NFL Draft prospect for Navy for the 2010 NFL Draft.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

SUN BOWL - Oklahoma vs. Stanford



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the SUN BOWL.


Oklahoma:
RB Chris Brown – Brown is a stronger between the tackles type running back and as a junior last season had 1,220 yard rushing and 20 rushing touchdowns but hasn’t had a dominating senior season running the football. He has some speed and quickness, but hasn’t impressed like many people thought he would coming off a great junior season. Right now he carries a 5th round grade.


OG Brian Simmons - Simmons has good size at 6-4 318 pounds and has played both right and left guard at Oklahoma but is just a guy right and holds a free-agent grade.


OT Trent Williams – Williams is a 6-5 318 pound tackle that has played both the right and left tackle position, but I think when it is all said and done he will play right tackle in the NFL. He is a good athlete but doesn’t seem to have the feet to be a outstanding left tackle and protect the quarterback blindside. But he does has the strength and ability to be an outstanding right tackle in the NFL and right now has a 1st round grade.


CB Brian Jackson – Jackson has good size for a cornerback at 6-1 200 pounds and has good man to man coverage skills and is a willing tackler and is a solid tackler as a cornerback and could play in a Tampa-Two type defense. Right now he has a 5th round grade.


ILB Ryan Reynolds – Reynolds is a hard working linebacker but doesn’t have great size for a middle linebacker at 6-2 225 and has had injury issues in the past. In the NFL should be a great special teams player and a solid back-up and right now has a free-agent grade.


RB DeMarco Murray (JR) – Murray has had an up and down college career with injuries and performance, one week he looks like a sure fire first round pick and the next he looks like a back-up running back in the NFL. He has talk about coming out early but hopeful he returns and has a great senior season next year. If he does declare I think he would end up being a late second round pick or third round pick.


DT Gerald McCoy (JR) – McCoy has already said he will come out for the 2010 NFL Draft and could go as high as the number two overall pick. He is a dominating defensive tackle in both the run and passing game, he has good size at 6-4 300 pounds and is a good overall athlete. He has the ability to be a Pro-Bowl type player in the NFL.


CB Dominique Franks (JR) – Franks has said he will not enter 2010 NFL Draft, and return for his senior season.


OLB Travis Lewis (RSoph) – Lewis is and athletic outside linebacker with good size at 6-2 232 pounds and has talked about leaving early for the 2010 NFL Draft. He has all the ability to be an outstanding player at the next level and just needs to diagnose the plays earlier and will make even more plays. If he does declare he could end up being a late first round pick.


DE Jeremy Beal (JR) – Beal is an outstanding pure pass rusher will good size at 6-3 261 pounds but needs to develop counter pass rushing moves and not rely so much on his natural athletic ability. He has talked about coming out early for the 2010 draft but would benefit from another year of college football. If he does declare he could end up being a third round pick.


Two possible first round pick from Oklahoma that won’t be playing in this game because of injuries are TE Jermaine Gresham and QB Sam Bradford who both could have come back to Oklahoma for the 2010 season but decided to come out for the 2010 NFL Draft.


Stanford:
RB Toby Gerhart – Gerhart is a powerful downhill type running back who will punish defenders. The question mark for him is how fast is he really, and needs to get better when he gets into the second level making defender miss. He also needs to work on catching the football, and right now he has a late 2nd round grade.


TE Jim Dray – Dray is physical tight end with good size at 6-5 255 pounds and is more of a blocker then a receiving threat. He had a major knee injury in 2007 and right now has a free-agent grade.


OT Chris Marinelli – Marinelli is a perfect fit for a right tackle in the NFL, he has good size at 6-7 300 pound and is a strong player with decent feet. Right now he has a 6th round grade.


DT Ekom Udofia – Udofia is a decent overall player with good size at 6-2 315 pounds, but right now just has a free-agent grade.


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HOLIDAY BOWL - Arizona vs. Nebraska



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the HOLIDAY BOWL.


Arizona:
DT Earl Mitchell – Mitchell has good size at 6-2 295 and is a good overall athlete, he moved to defensive tackle in spring of 2008 after two years as a tight end and H-back. He could fit in at the next level as a defensive tackle in the 4-3 defense or does have the athletic ability to play defensive end in a 3-4 defense if asked to. Right now has a 6th round grade.


CB Devin Ross – Ross is a rising draft prospect and this game could help him push his draft grade higher. He is a good overall athlete, that has decent size, but not great for a cornerback but makes up with his athletic ability. Right now he is a 3rd round grade but could move up higher when it is all said and done.


Nebraska:
DT Ndamukong Suh – Suh has been the most dominating player in college football this season and should be the number one overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. He Iis a classic 4-3 defensive tackle. He has the strength and athletic ability to be a Pro-Bowl player in the NFL. He is a three down lineman that is equally excellent against the run as well as rushing the passer.


S Larry Asante – Asante might get overall looked because of how good defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is, but he is a very good overall safety that has good coverage skills in the passing game as well as the ability to come up and support the run. He has decent size at 5-11 215 and some times will take some false steps in coverage but has the ability to be a very good overall safety in the NFL and right now has a 6th round grade.


C Jacob Hickman – Hickman is a hard working offensive linemen that plays center but could also be an offensive guard in the NFL. He is physically dominate and has decent size at 6-4 290 but can get the job done both in the running game and passing game, but really doesn’t do anything special. Right now has a free-agent grade.


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HUMANITARIAN BOWL - Bowling Green vs. Idaho



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the HUMANITARIAN BOWL.


Bowling Green:
WR Freddie Barnes – Barnes leads the nation with 138 receptions and 16 touchdowns, and he is third with 1,551 yards. He doesn’t have great size and some question his speed, but he does have good hands and runs clean routes and because of that he should be drafted around the 5th round.


Idaho:
OG Mike Iupati – Iupati is a massive offensive linemen at 6-5 330 pounds and is a physical blocker at the line of scrimmage and can be a dominate player in the interior of the offensive line. Right now he has a 2nd round grade.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If the NFL Playoff Started Today



Here is what the NFL playoff would like if they started today.


NFC
1. New Orleans Saints – NFC South Champs (Bye Week)
2. Philadelphia Eagles – NFC East Champs (Bye Week)
3. Minnesota Vikings – NFC North Champs
4. Arizona Cardinals – NFC West Champs
5. Green Bay Packers – Wild Card
6. Dallas Cowboys – Wild Card


Wild Card Games:
Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Vikings


AFC
1. Indianapolis Colts – AFC South Champs (Bye Week)
2. San Diego Chargers - AFC West Champs (Bye Week)
3. New England Patriots– AFC East Champs
4. Cincinnati Bengals – AFC North Champs
5. New York Jets – Wild Card
6. Baltimore Ravens – Wild Card


Wild Card Games:
New York Jets @ Cincinnati Bengals
Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots


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VanFulpen’s NFL Power Rankings



After week 16, here are my NFL power rankings. Right now it looks like the Colts and the Saints will meet in the Super Bowl, but we all know that things change every week in the NFL. We have a new number one team in the NFL Power Rankings


1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New Orleans Saints
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Philadelphia Eagles
5. New England Patriots
6. Dallas Cowboys
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Minnesota Vikings
9. Green Bay Packers
10. Cincinnati Bengals
11. Denver Broncos
12. Baltimore Ravens
13. New York Jets
14. Houston Texans
15. Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Atlanta Falcons
18. Miami Dolphins
19. Tennessee Titans
20. San Francisco 49ers
21. New York Giants
22. Carolina Panthers
23. Chicago Bears
24. Seattle Seahawks
25. Buffalo Bills
26. Washington Redskins
27. Oakland Raiders
28. Cleveland Browns
29. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
30. Kansas City Chiefs
31. Detroit Lions
32. St. Louis Rams


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Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Senior Bowl Rosters-Updated



Here is a list of players who have reportedly accepted an invitation to the 2010 Senior Bowl. Please check back as we add more players that have accepted invitations. Player added are in bold.

QB Jarrett Brown, West Virginia
QB Sean Canfield, Oregon State
QB Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee
QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
RB Charles Scott, LSU
RB Stephon Johnson USC
RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi St.
RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi
RB Ben Tate, Auburn
RB Joique Bell, Wayne State (MI)
FB/RB Rashawn Jackson, Virginia
WR Chris McGaha, Arizona State
WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
WR Jeremy Williams, Tulane
WR/RT Mardy Gillyard, Cincinnati
WR/RT Andre' Roberts, Citadel
WR Shay Hodge, Mississippi
WR Taylor Price, Ohio
TE Anthony McCoy, USC
TE Garrett Graham, Wisconsin
TE Jimmy Graham, Miami (Fla.)
TE Dennis Pitta, BYU
TE Colin Peek, Alabama
OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
OT Ciron Black, LSU
OT Sam Young, Notre Dame
OT Eric Olsen, Notre Dame
OG John Jerry, Mississippi
OG Ed Wang, Virginia Tech
OC JD Walton, Baylor
OL Mike Johnson, Alabama
DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina
DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
DT D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech
DT Jeff Owens, Georgia
DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
DE Jerry Hughes, TCU
DE Brandon Lang, Troy
DE Rahim Alem, LSU
DE Brandon Graham, Michigan
DE/OLB Antonio Coleman, Auburn
LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina
LB Brandon Spikes, Florida
LB Donald Butler, Washington
LB Sean Lee, Penn State
LB Dekoda Watson, Florida State
LB Sergio Kindle, Texas
LB Perry Riley, LSU
CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest
CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St.
CB Chris Cook, Virginia
CB Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
CB/RT Javier Arenas, Alabama
SS Kurt Coleman, Ohio State
SS Kyle McCarthy, Notre Dame
SS Harry Coleman, LSU
FS Nate Allen, South Florida
FS Myron Rolle, Florida State
K Leigh Tiffin, Alabama

INDEPENDENCE BOWL - Georgia vs Texas A & M



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the INDEPENDENCE BOWL.


Georgia:
OLB Rennie Curran – Curran is a junior and there are thoughts that he will leave early for the NFL Draft. He is a smaller outside linebacker, has a 3rd round grade.


S Reshad Jones –Jones a hard hitting junior safety that should declare early and has a 2nd round grade.


CB Prince Miller – Miller doesn’t do anything great but is a good football player and should get pick-up as a free-agent.


DT Geno Atkins – Atkins has had injuries during his college career and hasn’t live up to all the hype but still is a good defensive tackle and should be drafted in the 5th round in the 2010 NFL Draft.


DT Jeff Owens –Owens like Atkins is a good all around football player but has been dominate like you would like to see and because of that will be a 6th round pick.


Texas A & M:
OLB Von Miller – Miller is a junior but is a great pass rushing defensive end that should play OLB at the next level and look for him to get drafted early in the 2nd round if he does declare like many people think he will.


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Saturday, December 26, 2009

MUSIC CITY BOWL - Clemson vs. Kentucky



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the MUSIC CITY BOWL.


Clemson:
RB C.J. Spiller – Spiller is all around offensive threat, running, receiver and returning and should be a 1st round pick because of that.


WR Jacoby Ford – Ford is a small, quick receiver who should do very good as a slot receiver in the NFL and should be a 4th round pick.


OG Thomas Austin – Austin has shown every good ability as a run blocker and is a decent athlete and should end up being a 7th round pick.


OLB Ricky Sapp – Sapp is the type of player that 3-4 defensive look for as an outside linebacker to be a pass rusher and because of that he should end up being a 1st round pick.


OLB Kavell Conner – Conner is an all around outside linebacker that not only can play the run but is also decent in pass cover and should be a 6th round pick.


CB Chris Chancellor – Chancellor is a player who is moving up on teams board and could use this game as well as the All-Star game to push his stock up higher. Right now is a 6th round pick.


CB Crezdon Butler – Butler has shown flashes of ability but need to be more consistent, right now is a free-agent type.


Kentucky:


DT Corey Peters – Peters has gotten better every year at Kentucky and is a true 4-3 defensive tackle who is a good athlete and can make plays all around the line of scrimmage. Right now is likely a 3rd round pick.


ILB Micah Johnson – Johnson is a true two down linebacker who likes to play down hill and can make plays against the run but will have to come off the field in passing downs. Right now is a 4th round pick.


CB Trevard Lindley – Lindley is an athletic cover cornerback, who will come up and tackle but needs to get bigger and stronger to be a complete corner in the NFL. But does have a lot of skills and should be a 2nd round pick.


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Friday, December 25, 2009

EMERALD BOWL - Boston College vs. USC



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the EMERALD BOWL.


Boston College:
C Matt Tennant – Tennant is one of the better all around centers in college football and has a chance to be the first center drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and should be pick in the 2nd round.


LB Mike McLaughlin – McLaughlin has decent size and athleticism, and many expected him to play better this season and just didn’t right now is a free-agent type.


S Marty Bowman – Bowman has great size for a safety at 6-2 225, but just hasn’t made enough plays to look at him as anything more then a free-agent.


USC:


WR Damian Williams – Williams is a big athletic wide receiver who is a junior but all thoughts are that he will declare for the 2010 NFL Draft and should be a first round pick. USC has a number of high draft pick wide receivers not live up to the hype, but many think that Williams will be different.


OT Charles Brown – Brown is an athletic left tackle that NFL teams love and should be a late first round pick because of it.


OG Jeff Byers – Byers is a hard working offensive guard who is a good, but not great player and lack a little athleticism, but could be a late draft pick or a free-agent.


OG Alex Parsons – Parsons isn’t as good as Byers but still is a player that will get a chance to play in the NFL, but is more of a free-agent type.


DE Everson Griffen – Griffen is a junior that many people believe that he will declare early and could end up being a first round pick because he has the size and athleticism to be a great player at the next level.


CB Kevin Thomas – Thomas has good size at 6-1 190 pound but just has taken his physical and turned it into big time plays consistently. Could be a late round pick or free-agent.


S Taylor Mays – What else is there to say about Mays but he is just a great physical player that should light up the combine and could end up being a top 10 pick.


S Josh Pinkard – Pinkard is a good player in the secondary and has played both cornerback and safety but has had knee injuries which will be a question mark around draft time, but should hear his man called around the 5th round.


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Thursday, December 24, 2009

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL - Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina


Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL.


Pittsburgh:
QB Bill Stull – Stull has really come on this season and has opened a few eyes in the NFL, but most scout just think he is more of a guy then a prospect, but should get a look as a free-agent.


TE Nate Byham – Byham has shown that he can both be a blocker and a pass receiver and does have decent size and should be a 5th or 6th round pick.


OG Joe Thomas – Thomas is a good run blocker, but needs to improve as a pass blocker. Right now is a free-agent type.


DE Greg Romeus – Romeus is a physical gifted defensive end who can rush the pass as well as play the run, he is only a junior but there is thoughts that he will declare and if he does that should be an early 2nd round pick.


ILB Adam Gunn – Gunn is a hard worked and is good against the run, but doesn’t do a great job against the pass. Right now is a free-agent type.


CB Aaron Berry – Berry does have great size and wide receivers have shown the ability to take advantage of him when he plays man to man. Right now is a free-agent type.


North Carolina:
DE EJ Wilson – Wilson has great size for a defensive at 6-2 280 and has speed and quickness is a very good tackler who does have some pass rushing ability. His fit could be as a 3-4 defense end at the next level. He should be a 6th round pick in the NFL Draft.


DT Marvin Austin – Austin is a junior who is an athletic defensive tackle who could also play defensive end in the 3-4 defense, right now looks like a late 1st round pick if he does declare.


DT Cam Thomas – Thomas is a massive defensive tackle at 6-3 330 and could possible play nose tackle at the next level. He is a late round pick.


DT Aleric Mullins – Mullins has good size but has played a ton because of Thomas and Austin being a head of him, but the NFL likes his ability to be a rotation type player on the defensive line and should sign as free-agent.


ILB Quan Sturdivant - Sturdivant is a side line to side line inside linebacker who could step in and play middle linebacker in the NFL, but is only a junior and could declare and if he did that would be a 2nd round pick.


OLB Bruce Carter – There is talk that Carter has already made his mind to come back to North Carolina of his senior season, but could come out and be a 2nd round pick because he has good size and is a good athlete for a outside linebacker.


CB Kendric Burney – Burney doesn’t have great size, but he will come up and hit and is a very good tackler for a cornerback. There is some talk about him coming out early and if he did should be a 4th round pick.


S Deunta Williams, North Carolina – Williams has great size at 6-2 205 and has play making ability at the safety position, he is only a junior and if he does declare should be a 2nd round pick.


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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

POINSETTIA BOWL - Utah vs. California



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the POINSETTIA Bowl.


Utah:
OT Zane Beadles – Beadles has played left tackle since his sophomore season after moving from guard and has only missed one game due to injury. He is a good overall athlete who just needs to get stronger at the point of attack. Right now looks like a 4th round pick.


OLB Koa Misi – Misi plays defensive end but is a player who could be a outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense and rush the passer, because he has good size at 6-2 263 and is a good overall athlete. Right now is likely a 5th round pick.


OLB Stevenson Sylvester – Sylvester has been some what of a disappointment this season, and many thought that he would have an outstanding season and he his draft stock go up, but as of right now it has gone the other way. He has good size and is a good athlete, but needs to make more plays. Right now is a 7th round pick, to undrafted rookie free-agent.


S Robert Johnson - Johnson has great size at 6-2 200 pounds and should run in the 4.5 rang at the NFL Combine. He has the ability to match up with tight ends and running backs and can even coverage wide receivers if he is asked to. He stock has been moving up, right now he has a 4th round grade for the 2010 NFL Draft, but that could change.




California:
RB Jahvid Best – Best is a junior and will not play in this game because of a concussion and there are thoughts that he will still declare early for the NFL Draft. He could be a late first round pick if he does declare because of his speed and agility. Will keep you updated on his decision.


OT Mike Tepper – Tepper has played both right tackle and left tackle in his college career, but should play right tackle in the NFL. Last season missed the entire season with a pectoral injury. Right now looks to be a 7th round pick.


DT Tyson Alualu – Alualu is a very athletic defensive tackle who will fit in very nicely in a 4-3 defense in the NFL. He has very good quickness and use that quickness in his pass rushing moves as well as to get to the running back. Right now he has a 2nd round grade for the NFL Draft.


CB Syd'Quan Thompson – Thompson doesn’t have great size as a cornerback, but uses his speed and quickness to make up for his lack of size. He shows a good ability to play man to man coverage, but needs to get better in zone coverage. He should be drafted in the 2nd round in the NFL Draft.


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MAACO BOWL - Oregon State vs. BYU



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the MAACO Bowl.


Oregon State:


QB Sean Canfield – Canfield has really turned it on this season with a great performance in his first full year of starting exclusively. He is a pocket passer, but can move around, but wont beat you with his feet. He has improved his draft stock this season, coming into the season with a free-agent grade and now is around a 5th round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.


WR Damola Adeniji – Adeniji has good size at 6-3 213 and shows good hands, needs to improve his route running and we need to see how fast he really is. Right now is more of free-agent type.


DT Stephen Paea - Paea is a junior and might declare early, has a rugby background from his youth in Tonga and is a very strong and disruptive force on the defensive line. Is 6-1 285 pounds so is slightly undersize for a defensive tackle but use his athletic ability and strength to make plays in the backfield. Right now looks like a late 2nd round pick if he does declare for the 2010 NFL Draft.


Brigham Young:
QB Max Hall – Hall is a good college quarterback, but does wow you in any parts of his game. He doesn’t have great size or a big arm, but has the ability to be a back-up quarterback at the next level because he a very smart player. Right now looks to be a 7th round pick or undrafted rookie free-agent.


TE Dennis Pitta – Pitta has good size and great hands, he is a pass catching tight end with the ability to block. He has decent speed and does need to improve in the blocking area of his game to be an all around tight end at the next level. Right now is a 4th round pick.


RB Harvey Unga – Unga is only a junior but there is some thoughts about him coming out early. He is a big physical running back, but should go back to school, because if he declares would most likely be a 4th or 5th round pick.


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VanFulpen’s NFL Power Rankings



After week 15, here are my NFL power rankings. Right now it looks like the Colts and the Saints will meet in the Super Bowl, but we all know that things change every week in the NFL. We have a new number one team in the NFL Power Rankings


1. Indianapolis Colts
2. New Orleans Saints
3. San Diego Chargers
4. Minnesota Vikings
5. New England Patriots
6. Philadelphia Eagles
7. Arizona Cardinals
8. Cincinnati Bengals
9. Dallas Cowboys
10. Green Bay Packers
11. Baltimore Ravens
12. Denver Broncos
13. Jacksonville Jaguars
14. New York Giants
15. Tennessee Titans
16. Atlanta Falcons
17. Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Miami Dolphins
19. New York Jets
20. Houston Texans
21. San Francisco 49ers
22. Carolina Panthers
23. Buffalo Bills
24. Washington Redskins
25. Chicago Bears
26. Cleveland Browns
27. Oakland Raiders
28. Seattle Seahawks
29. Kansas City Chiefs
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
31. Detroit Lions
32. St. Louis Rams


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If the NFL Playoffs started today



Here is what the NFL playoff would like if they started today.


NFC
1. New Orleans Saints – NFC South Champs (Bye Week)
2. Minnesota Vikings – NFC North Champs (Bye Week)
3. Philadelphia Eagles – NFC East Champs
4. Arizona Cardinals – NFC West Champs
5. Green Bay Packers – Wild Card
6. Dallas Cowboys – Wild Card


Wild Card Games:
Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles


AFC
1. Indianapolis Colts – AFC South Champs (Bye Week)
2. San Diego Chargers - AFC West Champs (Bye Week)
3. Cincinnati Bengals – AFC North Champs
4. New England Patriots – AFC East Champs
5. Baltimore Ravens – Wild Card
6. Denver Broncos – Wild Card


Wild Card Games:
Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals
Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots


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Monday, December 21, 2009

2010 Senior Bowl Rosters-Updated



Here is a list of players who have reportedly accepted an invitation to the 2010 Senior Bowl. Please check back as we add more players that have accepted invitations. Player added are in bold.


QB Jarrett Brown, West Virginia
QB Sean Canfield, Oregon State
QB Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee
QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi St.
RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi
RB Ben Tate, Auburn
RB Joique Bell, Wayne State (MI)
FB/RB Rashawn Jackson, Virginia
WR Chris McGaha, Arizona State
WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
WR Jeremy Williams, Tulane
WR/RT Mardy Gillyard, Cincinnati
WR/RT Andre' Roberts, Citadel
TE Garrett Graham, Wisconsin
TE Jimmy Graham, Miami (Fla.)
TE Dennis Pitta, BYU
TE Colin Peek, Alabama
OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
OT Ciron Black, LSU
OT Sam Young, Notre Dame
OT Eric Olsen, Notre Dame
OG John Jerry, Mississippi
OG Ed Wang, Virginia Tech
OC JD Walton, Baylor
OL Mike Johnson, Alabama
DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina
DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
DT D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech
DT Jeff Owens, Georgia
DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
DE Jerry Hughes, TCU
DE Brandon Lang, Troy
DE Rahim Alem, LSU
DE Brandon Graham, Michigan
DE/OLB Antonio Coleman, Auburn
LB Donald Butler, Washington
LB Sean Lee, Penn State
LB Dekoda Watson, Florida State
LB Sergio Kindle, Texas
LB Perry Riley, LSU
CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest
CB Kyle Wilson, Boise St.
CB Chris Cook, Virginia
CB Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
CB/RT Javier Arenas, Alabama
SS Kurt Coleman, Ohio State
SS Kyle McCarthy, Notre Dame
SS Harry Coleman, LSU
FS Nate Allen, South Florida
FS Myron Rolle, Florida State
K Leigh Tiffin, Alabama


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

ST. PETERSBURG BOWL - UCF vs. Rutgers



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the St. Petersburg Bowl.


UCF:
DT Torrell Troup – Troup has good size at 6-3 315 and will be a 4-3 defensive tackle at the next level. He has a great work ethic and is a very good run stopper and looks like a 5th round pick.


OLB Jarvis Geathers – Geathers is a guy who best fit would be a 3-4 OLB, he is 6-2 238 and should run in the 4.6’s, right now looks like he is a 7th round pick.


Rutgers:
OT Anthony Davis – Davis is a junior but most people think that he will declare early, is a good overall athlete and has good size and strength and could play either right or left tackle in the NFL. He should be a middle to late 1st round pick if he declares.


CB Devin McCourty – McCourty is a good overall cornerback who can coverage as well as support the run, and well is outstanding on special teams. Right now looks like a 3rd round pick.


DE George Johnson – Johnson has shown very good pass rushing abilities and has good size at 6-4 260 and is a player that is moving up team draft boards right now is around a 7th round pick, but could move up higher when it is all said done.


OT Kevin Haslam – Haslam has good size and strength but doesn’t have great feet and will have to be a right tackle in the NFL and right now looks like a 6th round pick.


ILB Ryan D'Imperio - D'Imperio is a two down middle linebacker at the next level who has good size at 6-1 245, but lack athletic ability but is a hard worker and right now looks like a Free-Agent.


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Friday, December 18, 2009

NEW MEXICO BOWL - Fresno State vs. Wyoming



Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the New Mexico Bowl.


Fresno State:
CB A.J. Jefferson – Jefferson is a rising draft prospects, and player that some scouts think has the talent to be a 3rd round pick. He has good size a 6-0 190 pounds and good ball skills, but because of lack of football IQ and some scouts saying he has an attitude problem could end up falling to around the 6th round.


RB Ryan Mathews – Matthews is a junior and there is some talk about him coming out early. He has everything you look for in an every down back, with the size (5-11, 215), speed and agility to be a productive player in the NFL. If he does declare should be a 2nd round.


RB Lonyae Miller – Miller is more of a power running back who lacks the big time break away speed, but does have a draftable grade and should be drafted somewhere around the 6th round.

WR Seyi Ajirotutu - Ajirotutu has good size at 6-3 210, but the question mark is his speed, he has good hands, but he looks like more of a 4.6 guy so right now is around a 7th round pick.Wyoming:


DE John Fletcher – Fletcher is a good size defensive end at 6-6 272 pounds and has decent speed and quickness. He might fit best as a 3-4 defensive end. Right now is around a 7th round pick.

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