Sunday, January 31, 2010

Texas vs the Nation Roster Update



Players the Texas vs. Nation lost to the Senior Bowl
RB Roy Upchurch, Alabama
LB Justin Cole, San Jose State
FB Cory Jackson, Maryland
OL Thomas Welch, Vanderbilt
DE Austen Lane, Murray State
LB Phillip Dillard, Nebraska
DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State

Players the Texas vs. the Nation lost to injury
LB Keenan Clayton, Oklahoma
DE Jammie Kirlew, Indiana
DT DeMarcus Granger, Oklahoma

New Players
LB Patrick Traham, Mississippi
DE Will Tukuafu, Oregon
RB Trindon Holliday, LSU
DT Sean Lissemore, William & Mary
LB Tim Knicky, Stephen F Austin
FB Mike Rinfrette, Wake Forest
OT Jermail McCueller North Carolina State
DE Brandon Gilbeaux, Delaware
LB Alex Joseph, Temple
CB Quintez Smith, Shaw

Friday, January 29, 2010

5 Guys who are the buzz of the Senior Bowl

G Mike Iupati, Idaho – Iupati has been the most impressive player on either side of the ball and on both teams. He has shown that he can play both guard and tackle and possible play left tackle in the NFL. He has great foot work and upper body strength. This week he has cemented his 1st round grade.

RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi– McCluster came into the week with people questioning if he could be durable because he is so small, and I think he has answered those questions, because teams see that he can line up anywhere on offensive and be effective. He is one of the rising guys from this week.

DE Brandon Graham, Michigan – Graham has been the best pass rusher on either team, and people question him because he is short with short arms, but his footwork has been outstanding, and he is a guy who could be a factor at the end of the 1st round.

DT Jared Odrick, Penn State – Everyone knew that Odrick could bull rusher and collapse the pocket, but he has shown good agility and good secondary pass rushing moves with good hand placement. He has cemented his 1st round grade.

CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State – Wilson has been the best man to man cover cornerback this week down at the Senior Bowl and has shown good quickness and athleticism. Some people still question if he can be a first round pick because it doesn’t look like he might have the deep recover speed and we will see at the NFL Combine what his true 40 yard dash is, but he has been impressive.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 Senior Bowl - Wednesday Practices

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2010 Senior Bowl Mid-Way Risers & Faller

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Senior Bowl: Wednesday Notes


QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan: He has shown good athleticism and football and a strong arm he has been the most impressive quarterbacks overall so far at the Senior Bowl.

QB Sean Canfield, Oregon State: Doesn’t have the strongest arms, but has nice foot work and is a good overall athlete.

RB Legarrette Blount, Oregon: He has shown good down hill running ability, and more importantly he has answer the charter questions that the NFL teams have had. It has been a positive week so far for him.

WR Jacob Ford, Clemson: He has shown speed and quickness and done a good job running routes, and catching the football.

DT Jared Odrick, Penn State: Odrick has shown both power and quickness this week and done a good job in bull rushing, but also has shown good feet.

LB Daryl Washington, TCU: Washington has shown the speed, quickness and athleticism to make plays all over the field, some fell he might has moved himself up into the late first round.

QB Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State: Robinson senior year didn’t go as he would have liked it and really dropped down the draft boards of many teams but has had a great week of practice and has been the best quarterback on the South team.

RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi: McCluster is very small framed player and many have questioned can he stay healthy in the NFL, but he has done a great job this week answer those questions. He has been impressive, not only running the football, but catching it and being able to run routes like a wide receiver.

RB Ben Tate, Auburn: Tate has done a good job overall, running the football, catching it and in pass protection I guy who has helped himself this week.

WR Riley Cooper, Florida: Cooper has dropped some catchable passes but has made some very impressive catches and just need to be more consistent with his hands, because he is a big receiver and shown the ability to be physical this week.

DT Dan Williams, Tennessee: There where questions about if Williams was a one year wonder, but this week he has shown good feet as well as good hands inside and has the ability to be a defensive tackle or nose tackle.

LB Darryl Sharpton, Miami: Sharpton is a little short at under 6 foot but has shown good athleticism and the ability to possible play outside linebacker as well as middle linebacker.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Senior Bowl: Tuesday Notes

OL Vladimir Ducasse, UMass: Ducasse looked slow and his foot work was inconsistent, he got beat in pass pro and seemed not to be able to control guys at the line of scrimmage with his punch.

OL Mike Iupati, Idaho: Iupati showed at guard why people love him because he can be dominate inside, he struggled a little bit when he was asked to play left tackle, and it just didn’t look natural for him.

TE Ed Dickson, Oregon: Dickson so far this week has shown the ability to be a top notch tight end, he has hands and is ability to run routes like a wide receiver and has been better as a blocker then what people have thought.

DE Brandon Graham, Michigan: People are question Graham’s ability to play defensive end in a 4-3 defense because he lack height and has somewhat short arms but one-on-ones today he look outstanding.

DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State: Carrington a late add who was going to play in the Texas vs. the Nation game next week, look big, physical and has some pass rushing ability, he is someone to watch this week.

DT Geno Atkins, Georgia : There was a lot of buzz today about Atkins and he performance, he is a little bit light for a defensive tackle at only 286 pounds but is extremely quick, firing off the snap, and showed the ability to get into the backfield. He has help his draft grade so far this week.

DT D'Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech: Smith is quick and strong and does a good job changing directions, he has been one of the more impressive defensive tackles.

LB Donald Butler, Washington: Butler has shown ever good athleticism is both his pass rushing skills as well as his pass coverage skills.

LB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri: Weatherspoon has been all over the filed and making plays, most likely fits as a 4-3 outside linebacker on the weakside in a Tampa Two type defense, but if he is allowed to chase can be a play maker like he has shown so far in practice.

CB Chris Cook, Virginia: Cook has been a lit up and down this week so far, he has very good at times and been beating, he has good size and there is some thoughts that he might be better as a free-safety, because he looks a little tight in the hips.

S Nate Allen, South Florida: Allen has been the best safety on either team and has shown good coverage ability.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Senior Bowl: Monday Notes

QB Tim Tebow, Florida: Like most people expected was inconsistent throwing the football, had a hard time taking snaps under center. Will need to improve his performance during the week.

QB Zac Robinson, Oklahoma State: He had the best day of all the South quarterbacks throwing the football and show that he was a good overall athlete.

QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan: LeFevour might have been the most impressive of all quarterbacks in practice at the Senior Bowl. He should good accuracy, foot work and was consistent throwing the football.

RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi: Showed that despite being small that he can make plays and handle the pounding running the football, people where impressed with him.

RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State: Dixon showed that he is a big physical back that should excel in short yardage and goal line situations.

RB LeGarrette Blount, Oregon: This is a big week for Blount, he didn’t get to play much this season because of the punch he threw in the first game against Boise State, and showed the ability to run down hill and run with good leverage.

WR Brandon LaFell, LSU: LaFell is not at the Senior Bowl because he has made the decision to not play and just get ready for the NFL Combine.

WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati: Gilyard had a good day in terms of run routes and catching the football, he should good foot work and change of direction.

DE Jerry Hughes, TCU: Hughes is at the Senior Bowl because he has made the decision to not play and just get ready for the NFL Combine. NFL teams wanted to work him out at OLB and DE so this might hurt him because they won’t be able to see him in game situations at both positions at the NFL Combine.

DT Terrence Cody, Alabama: Cody weight in a 370 pounds, he need to work to lose some weight before the NFL Combine.

OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina: Norwood struggled in pass coverage and because of that might end up being a 3-4 OLB instead of the 4-3 OLB.

CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State: Robinson at times today looked like a 1st round pick and at other times looked like a 4th round pick, teams are going to have to figure out what type of player he really is.

CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest: Ghee showed good coverage skills in practice and looks the part physically of a big time cornerback at the next level.

S Taylor Mays, USC: As many people have talked at the Senior Bowl, he might have to play OLB in the NFL, some what in the mold of Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers who was a safety at Georgia before moving to OLB.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Senior Bowl: Players to watch this week

Here are some of the players to watch is this years Senior Bowl.

QB Tim Tebow, Florida – Tebow has a lot to prove and can do a lot to his draft stock this week.

QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan – LeFevour with a good week of practice and the game can get up in the 2nd round.

QB Jarrett Brown, West Virginia – NFL Scouts want to know if he is a one year wonder, and can he be an NFL quarterback.

QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati – Pike with a good week of practice and good game could solidify himself as the number four quarterback in this years draft.

RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State – Dixon is a battle to see who will be the next senior running back drafted after CJ Spiller.

RB Dexter McCluster, Mississippi – McCluster is a do it all type of player, but his size is a big question mark and how his small frame can handle the pounding against much bigger players will go a long way to see where he will get drafted.

RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee – Hardesty had a very good senior season, but teams want to find out did he just turn it on this season because he knew the NFL was his next stop. He can answer a lot of questions this week.

WR Brandon LaFell, LSU – With a good week of practice and a good game, LaFell can show NFL teams that he belongs in the 1st round of the draft and he is the best senior wide receiver.

WR Mardy Gillyard, Cincinnati – NFL scouts want to see Gillyard route running improve and he can do a lot to cement his draft grade this week.

OL Vladimir DuCasse, UMass – I have heard one NFL team has him rated as a late first round pick, DuCasse will have to answer a lot of questions this week going against the higher level of competition.

DE Jerry Hughes, TCU – Scouts will work out Hughes as a linebacker and defensive end this week to see what his true NFL position is.

DE Antonio Coleman, Auburn – Coleman with a good week of practice and game can move his draft stock up since it has slipped this entire season.

DE Brandon Graham, Michigan – Graham doesn’t have great height but is a good overall football player, some team have him graded as a late 1st round pick while other have him more in the late 2nd round, this is a big week for him.

DT Terrence Cody, Alabama – If he has a good week of practices he can lock in a 1st round grade from NFL teams.

LB Eric Norwood, South Carolina – Norwood is a good overall football player, the question is, what defensive does he fit best in a 3-4 defense or a 4-3 defense. NFL scouts hope to have that question answered after this week.

CB Javier Arenas, Alabama – Arenas can separate himself from the other second group of cornerbacks with a good week.

S Taylor Mays, USC – Mays came into the season with a high first round grade but inconsistencies with his ability in coverage and reading the plays this season has drop his stock will need a big week to raise that back up.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Minnesota at New Orleans Preview

The NFC Championship game matches up the top two seeds in the NFC Playoffs with the Vikings and the Saints batting for the right to go to the Super Bowl down in New Orleans. The Superdome should be rocking at kick-off and with all the expected offense it should keep rocking for the entire game. The match-up of quarterbacks is a huge reason to tune into the game with Viking quarterback Brett Farve and Saints quarterback Drew Brees having great seasons and great playoff games last weekend.

The Vikings are going to try to get to Bees with their front four with defensive end Jared Allen being their best pass rusher. The Vikings won’t bring as many blitzes as the Saints will but they will do whatever they have to do get to Brees and try to get him out of rhythm in the passing game. The Vikings secondary is their defensive weakness and they need their pass rushers to get pressure on Brees or we will pick them apart.
The Vikings are very good against the run with defensive tackles Pat and Kevin Williams, but the Saints must still try to run the football even if at the start of the game they don’t get much protection. The Saints will use multiple different running backs and will use running back Reggie Bush in many different ways, as a running back, receiver and returner and they hope he has another game like he did last week against the Cardinals. He can be the difference maker for the Saints on offense.

The Saints defense use a lot of blitzes to get pressure on the quarterback and their secondary is much better then Vikings with Darren Sharper being the differences maker in the Saints secondary. The Saints hope to be able to put pressure on Farve and force him to make some mistakes, and need to create turnovers. Running Back Adrian Peterson is huge weapon that the Vikings need to keep feeding him the football and let him make plays running the football. The Vikings have a lot of weapons on offense but need to run the football to control the clock and keep the Saints offense off the field.

I think when it is all said and done that the Saints passing offense and the home crowd will be to much for the Vikings as they move on to the Super Bowl.

New York Jets at Indianapolis Preview

Well a month ago many people didn’t even think that the Jets would make the playoffs and now they are one game away from the Super Bowl, and have to travel to Indianapolis and take on the Colts and the NFL’s MVP Peyton Manning. Well the match-up is the Colts offense one of the best in the NFL against the number one defense in the New York Jets. It is New York Jets cornerback Derelle Revis who many people thought was the defensive player of the year against Manning and the Colts receivers, including wide receiver Reggie Wayne and tight end Dallas Clark, both Pro Bowl players.

People say that a great defense will be beat a great offense, well in the this game we have both so we will see if that is correct. The Jets want to run the football with running backs Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene and they have been effective this season doing that and should be able to run the football against the Colts. The Jets won’t ask rookie quarterback Marc Sanchez to do anything but manage the game and not turn the football over, but to do that they can’t get down early. On defense the Jets will blitz Manning and the Colts offense and try to get them to turn the football over to allow them to have a short field.

When the Colts have the football they know that the Jets are coming on the blitz and they will try to take away Manning number one target in wide receiver Reggie Wayne with cornerback Derelle Revis and force his young receiver to make plays. Last week the Baltimore Ravens wanted to run the football and the Colts defense stepped up and made the plays in the running game and I expect them to do that this week as well.

For the Jets to win the need to make plays in the passing game against the Colts young cornerbacks, if Sanchez is able to do that they the Jets will have a chance. But I expect the crowd noise and the pass rushers of the Colts namely defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis to make that very difficult and to help the Colts win the game and head to the Super Bowl.

Friday, January 22, 2010

East – West Shrine Game Preview



The East-West Shrine game is start of the college football All-Star games and with the game on Saturday we want as some of the players that have helped and hurt themselves this week and who to watch for on Saturday in the game.

East:

QB Daryll Clark, Penn State – Clark has had some problems with his accuracy this week, and needs to show big time improvement in the game. He is invited to the NFL Combine and might be able to bonus back there as well.

RB Andre Anderson, Tulane – One guy who I was interested in see how he we do this week because he is a guy who I thought would be invited to the NFL Combine and hasn’t been invite yet. He is a very good athlete, but he doesn’t have top end speed to be an elite back in the NFL, but should be a very productive player.

WR Blair White, Michigan State – He has been a very productive receiver for Michigan State the past two season and is a very good route running with good hands and has shown that this week in practice.

WR Freddie Barnes, Bowling Green – Barnes is one of the most productive college football players in history and runs good routes and catches the football but doesn’t have great speed. He has shown the ability to get open this week and catch the football.

TE Andrew Quarless, Penn State – Quarless is a tight end that is moving up teams draft boards and has shown good all around ability this week in Orlando.

OT Rodger Safford, Indiana – Safford is an under the radar left tackle prospect and has a good week of practice this week improving his stock.

DE Greg Hardy, Mississippi – Hardy need a good week of practice to raise back his stock from a injury hit senior season, and to all accounts has had a great week of practices and good raise his stock back even more with a dominating game.

DE/DT Doug Worthington, Ohio State – Worthington has impressed people with his overall strength, many fell he is a natural fit a 3-4 defense as a defensive end.

LB Kion Wilson, South Florida – Wilson doesn’t have great size, but has shown the ability to read the play and react quickly.

OLB O’Brien Schofield, Wisconsin – Schofield need to come into the week and show that he could rush the passer and he has done that, allowing 3-4 teams to look at him as an outside linebacker.

West:

QB Max Hall, BYU – Hall is short at only around 6-0 but has been the best quarterback here, and teams fell he could be a back-up but doesn’t have a ton of upside.

RB Pat Paschall, North Dakota State – One of the small school players who have really impressed scouts in Orlando and is moving up teams draft boards.

WR Seyi Ajirotutu, Fresno State – Ajirotutu is having one of the best of all the wide receiver down in Orlando and has shown the ability to run very good routes and catch the football with his hands.

WR David Reed, Utah – Reed is some one that has been very consistent this week in practice and has shown the ability to be a very good receiver at the next level.

WR Verran Tucker, California - Tucker is a very put together wide receiver and he is someone to watch in this game as well as in the draft process as his stock start to rise.

DT Earl Mitchell, Arizona – Mitchell has shown the ability to a disruptor this week in practice and will fit nicely in a 4-3 defense as a penetrating defensive tackle.

OLB Stevenson Sylvester, Utah – Sylvester has look good against the run, but has lack cover skills against the pass and might have to move inside, he need a good game.

CB Devin Ross, Arizona – Some feel Ross has been the best player for the West defense, and is a good overall athlete and measured in at 5-10. He is a player that is rising on teams draft boards.

CB Alterraun Verner, UCLA – Verner has been inconsistent this week in practice having his good days and his bad days. He needs to show that he is the player in the good day of practices in the game.

CB Brian Jackson, Oklahoma – Jackson has great size measuring in at over 6-0 and weight 203 pounds and shown good but not great athleticism for a cornerback might be asked to play free safety in the NFL.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 Texas vs the Nation Roster



NATION SIDE

1 Lewis Kendrick S Mississippi
2 Wallace A.J. CB/RT Penn State
3 Hiller Tim QB Western Michigan
4 Daniels Alex DE/OLB Cincinnati
5 Parker Preston WR/RT North Alabama/Florida State
6 Williams Kyle WR/RT Arizona State
7 Webster Aaron S Cincinnati
8 Polk Nick S Indiana
9 Shields Sam CB Miami U.
10 Adams Phillip CB South Carolina State
11 Smith Rusty QB Florida Atlantic
12 Bowden Brent P Virginia Tech
17 Crompton Jonathan QB Tennessee
18 Epps Dedrick TE Miami U.
20 Pettrey Aaron K Ohio State
21 Lawrence Simoni LB Minnesota
22 Baker Toney RB N.C. State
24 Lindsay Dominique RB East Carolina
25 Young Marcell CB Jackson State/Mississippi State
26 Steele Curtis RB/RT Memphis
28 Smith Alfonso RB Kentucky
29 Green Marshay CB Mississippi
31 Johnson George DE Rutgers
32 Triplett Nathan LB Minnesota
33 Vaughn Robert S Connecticut
38 Jackson Cory FB Maryland
39 Schillinger Shann S Montana
43 Hull Josh LB Penn State
44 Goethel Travis LB Arizona State
47 Zardas Chris FB Massachusetts
49 Tracy Adrian LB/DE William & Mary
50 Adamski Eddie OC Northern Illinois
52 Moats Arthur LB/DE James Madison
53 Soares Blaze LS/LB Hawaii
57 Kirlew Jammie DE Indiana
59 Hawley Joe OC/OG UNLV
62 Landolt Dennis OG Penn State
65 Eastman Tyler OT Maine
66 Veldheer Edwin "Jared" OT Hillsdale (MI)
70 Richard Vladimir OG Tennessee
72 Jolly Kyle OT North Carolina
73 Duncan Zipp OG/OT Kentucky
75 Barker Will OG/OT Virginia
76 Welch Thomas OL Vanderbilt
77 Hardman Derek OT Eastern Kentucky
80 Easley Marcus WR Connecticut
81 Jones Donald WR Youngstown State
83 Dray James TE Stanford
84 Long Scott WR Louisville
88 Stewart Juamorris WR Southern U.
89 Hamlin Brett RT/WR Buffalo U.
90 Lane Austen DE Murray State
92 Wilson E.J. DE North Carolina
93 Ross Jay DT East Carolina
96 Ivey Travis DT Maryland
97 Duhart Tommie DT Valdosta State/Pittsburgh
98 Neblett Andre DT Temple

TEXAS SIDE
2 Cooley A.J. RB Shorter College/Georgia Tech
3 Scott Quentin S Northern Iowa
4 Gettis David WR/RT Baylor
5 Upchurch Roy RB Alabama
6 Jurovich Kevin WR San Jose State
7 Brown Marcus CB/S Arkansas State
8 Perry Jared WR Missouri
9 Lewis Thaddeus QB Duke
11 Perrilloux Ryan QB Jacksonville State/LSU
12 Brown Levi QB Troy
13 Moturi Zuriel "Jeff" WR/RT UTEP
14 Brandtner Mike P Iowa State
15 McCoy Jamie FB/H-B Texas A&M
17 Amaya Jon S Nevada
21 Lake Jordan S Baylor
22 Clayton Keenan LB Oklahoma
23 Cromartie-Smith Da'Mon S UTEP
24 Flemming Keithon RB West Texas A&M
25 Stanford R.J. CB Utah
28 Jefferson A.J. CB Fresno State
29 Hawkins Chris CB LSU
31 Hart Larry LB/DE Central Arkansas
33 Karim Deji RB/RT Southern Illinois
35 Antoine Lucien S Oklahoma State
39 Cole Justin LB San Jose State
40 Dillard Phillip LB Nebraska
43 McClellan Albert DE/OLB Marshall
44 Galette Junior LB/DE Stillman/Temple
47 Brown Cornelius CB UTEP
49 Morris Dennis FB/H-B Louisiana Tech
52 Lee Boris LB Troy
53 Howell Nick OG/OC USC
54 Batten Danny DE/OLB South Dakota State
55 Gresham Clint LS TCU
56 Lewis Andrew OG/OC Oklahoma State
63 Matthews Kevin OC Texas A&M
67 Winn Marlon OT Texas Tech
70 Knips Casey OG/OT South Dakota State
71 Aguayo Michael OG UTEP
73 Webb J'Marcus OT West Texas A&M/Texas
76 Harewood Ramon OT/OG Morehouse
78 Cook Erik OC/OG New Mexico
79 Richmond Nic OT TCU
80 Harris Gerald TE Mississippi
82 West Chastin WR Fresno State
84 Harbor Clay TE/H-B Missouri State
85 Tindal Kelton RT/WR Newberry (SC)
88 Williams Stephen WR Toledo
89 Arauco Josh K Arkansas State
91 Alexander Charles DT LSU
92 Sharpe Brandon DE Texas Tech
93 Saddler-McQueen Jimmy DT Texas A&M-Kingsville
95 Stephens Emmanual DE Mississippi
96 Granger DeMarcus DT Oklahoma
97 Washington Lorenzo DT Alabama
98 Carrington Alex DE Arkansas State
For more information you can go to www.texasvsthenation.com

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Underclassmen List



The NFL has announced the names of the players who have been granted early eligibility for the 2010 NFL draft. The 53 players match the previous high in 2008; last year, 46 declared.


Kevin Basped, DE, Nevada
Arrelious Benn, WR Illinois
Eric Berry, DB Tennessee
Jahvid Best, RB California
Navorro Bowman, LB Penn State
Sam Bradford, QB Oklahoma
Dezmon Briscoe, WR Kansas
Antonio Brown, WR Central Michigan
Dez Bryant, WR Oklahoma State
Bryan Bulaga, T Iowa
Morgan Burnett, DB Georgia Tech
Bruce Campbell, T Maryland
Jimmy Clausen, QB Notre Dame
Rennie Curran, LB Georgia
Anthony Davis, T Rutgers
Carlos Dunlap, DE Florida
Jonathan Dwyer, RB Georgia Tech
Dominique Franks, DB Oklahoma
Clifton Geathers, DE South Carolina
Thaddeus Gibson, DE Ohio State
Jermaine Gresham, TE Oklahoma
Everson Griffen, DE Southern California
Rob Gronkowski, TE Arizona
Joe Haden, DB Florida
Aaron Hernandez, TE Florida
Kareem Jackson, DB Alabama
Chad Jones, DB Louisiana State
Reshad Jones, DB Georgia
Reshad Joseph, DT East Carolina
Darius Marshall, RB Marshall
Ryan Mathews, RB Fresno State
Rolando McClain, LB Alabama
Gerald McCoy, DT Oklahoma
Joe McKnight, RB Southern California
Shawnbrey McNeal, RB Southern Methodist
Carlton Mitchell, WR South Florida
Joshua Moore, DB Kansas State
Derrick Morgan, DE Georgia Tech
Jerell Norton, DB Arkansas
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE South Florida
Maurkice Pouncey, C Florida
Brian Price, DT UCLA
Dennis Rogan, DB Tennessee
Jevan Snead, QB Mississippi
Amari Spievey, DB Iowa
Golden Tate, WR Notre Dame
Demaryius Thomas, WR Georgia Tech
Earl Thomas, DB Texas
Donovan Warren, DB Michigan
Damian Williams, WR Southern California
Mike Williams, WR Syracuse
Jason Worilds, DE Virginia Tech
Major Wright, DB Florida

Draft Digest: 2010 NFL Draft OLB Overview

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Buffalo Bills hire Chan Gailey



The Buffalo Bills have hired former Dallas Cowboys and Georgia Tech coach Chan Gailey as their new coach, making him the fifth coach hired by the Bills in the last 10 years.

Gailey was coach of the Cowboys in 1998-99, and reached the playoffs in both seasons but failed to win a playoff game. He coached Georgia Tech from 2002 through 2007 and led the Yellow Jackets to a bowl game in all six seasons at the helm.

Gailey last job was as offensive coordinator of the Kansas Chiefs, who hired him in 2008 and end up firing him after three preseason games in 2009.

The Bills tried to hire the likes of Bill Cowher and Mike Shanahan, Shanahan took the Washington Redskins job and Cowher decided not to go back into coaching this year.

The question will be is this a good hire and can Gailey take the Bills to the playoffs in a small market and going up against the teams in the AFC East. To me right now this doesn’t look like one of the better hires in the NFL, and I think it could be very possible that the Bills will be looking for another head coach in another three years.

Draft Digest: 2010 NFL Draft DT Overview

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Draft Digest: 2010 NFL Draft OL Overview

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2010 NFL Mock Draft



1. St. Louis (1-15) - QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame - I think unless the Rams are able to trade this pick they will draft a quarterback to rebuild the team around. Right now Clausen is ahead of Sam Bradford of Oklahoma.

2. Detroit (2-14) - DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska – The Lions get the player they want to be able to build their defense around.

3. Tampa Bay (3-13) – DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma – Tampa Bay really wants Suh, but McCoy is just slightly behind him in talent.

4. Washington (4-12) - QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma – Mike Shanahan wants his own quarterback to start over with and when it all said and done it could be the Clausen goes here and Bradford goes number one overall.

5. Kansas City (4-12) – S Eric Berry, Tennessee – Berry might be the best overall athlete in this years draft and the Chiefs need help in the secondary.

6. Seattle (5-11) – DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech – Pete Carroll is a defensive guy and Morgan is the best defensive end in this years draft.

7. Cleveland (5-11) - ILB Rolando McClain, Alabama – McClain played in the 3-4 defense in college and will be a perfect addition with the Browns.

8. Oakland (5-11) - OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State – You never know what the Raiders are going to do, but they do help on the offensive line and Okung is the best player at that position.

9. Buffalo (6-10) - OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland – We don’t know who the head coach will be yet, but they could use help on the offensive line, I am sure this pick will change.

10. Jacksonville (7-9) - CB Joe Haden, Florida - Haden could be drafted higher, but this would be a perfect pick for the Jaguars if he still left on the board.

11. Denver (7-9) (From Chicago) - WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State - Bryant would be a great replacement if Brandon Marshall is traded.

12. Miami (7-9) - DT Brian Price, UCLA – Price will fit perfectly in the Dolphins 3-4 defense and can play nose tackle as well as defensive end the their defense.

13. San Francisco (8-8) – OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers – With the addition of Davis this would give the 49ers a very good offensive line and Davis could play either right of left tackle.

14. Seattle (8-8) (From Denver) – RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson – Seattle will try to use Spiller like Carroll used Reggie Bush at USC.

15. New York Giants (8-8) – S Earl Thomas, Texas – Thomas is a play maker in the secondary that the Giants could use.

16. 49ers (8-8) (From Carolina) – OLB Ricky Sapp, Clemson – The 49ers are looking for a pass rusher and Sapp could provided that in their 3-4 defense.

17. Tennessee (8-8) – DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida – The last time the Titans drafted a defense end out of Florida in the 1st round it turned out well with Jevon Kearse.

18. Pittsburgh (9-7) – OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa – The Steelers need help on the offensive line and Bulaga is one of the better ones.

19. Atlanta (9-7) – DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida – The Falcons could use help in the pass rush and Pierre-Paul gives that.

20. Houston (9-7) – S Taylor Mays, USC – The Texans got the rookie of year in Brian Cushing from USC in last year draft and will go back to help out the secondary this year.

21. New York Jets (9-7) – NT Dan Williams, Tennessee – The Jets defense will get better will Williams if that is possible.

22. Baltimore (9-7) – WR Damian Williams, USC – Williams will give Joe Flacco a big athletic target in the passing game.

23. Arizona (10-6) - OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma – The Cardinals are hoping that Kurt Warner comes back and if he does they want to make sure that they can protect him.

24. Cincinnati (10-6) - WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois – The Bengals need another wide receiver to go with Chad Ochocinco.

25. New England (10-6) - DT Jared Odrick, Penn State – Odrick is a very smart, versatile defensive linemen and will fit in with the Patriots.

26. Green Bay (11-5) – OT Charles Brown, USC – Brown is an athletic offensive linemen that will be a good fit for the Packers.

27. Philadelphia (11-5) – DE Everson Griffen, USC – Griffen will give the Eagles a defensive end opposite Trent Cole.

28. Dallas (11-5) - G Mike Iupati, Idaho – Dallas is looking for help on their offensive line and Iupati is the best available offensive linemen left.

29. Minnesota (12-4) – CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama – The Vikings need help in their secondary and Jackson provides that.

30. San Diego (13-3) – NT Terrence Cody, Alabama – The Chargers need a young run stuffing nose tackle.

31. New Orleans (13-3) - OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State – Bowman provides an outstanding overall linebacker for the Saints.

32. Indianapolis (14-2) – TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma – True the Colts have Dallas Clark, but they are always looking for offensive weapons and Gresham is the best player still on the board.

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

New York Jets at San Diego Preview



Can the New York Jets come up with another win? They have played some great football these last three weeks to allow them to get to San Diego, both on offense and defense and will need another great game against the Chargers if they want to move on to the AFC Championship game.

The Jets have keep the game plan very simple they want to run the football with running backs Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene and not ask rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez to have to go out there and win the game. The Jets have one of the best if not the best cornerback in the NFL in Darrelle Revis and he will be asked to match up with San Diego’s best wide receiver Vincent Jackson and shut him down. The problem is that the Chargers have a lot of weapons in the passing game, including tight end Antonio Gates, wide receiver Malcom Floyd and running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Darren Sproles.

The game is going to come down to can the New York Jets defense stop the Chargers offense and quarterback Philip Rivers, I don’t think that will happen and see Rivers as being the difference maker in the game as the Changers move on the AFC Championship game.

Dallas at Minnesota Preview



The Dallas Cowboys come into this game as one of the hottest teams in the NFL Playoffs and travel to Minnesota to take on a Vikings teams that has some what struggled down the stretch of the season. All the questions will come up if the Vikings lose on Sunday will this be Brett Farve’s last game of his career, well who knows really. After the Cowboys went down to New Orleans to play then undefeated Saints and won the game, the Cowboys both on offense and defense have taken it to the next level. On defense the Cowboys will need DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer to have great games pressuring Farve and still being able to play the run and not allow Adrian Peterson to have a great game. With the Vikings it to the same thing they need their front four to play outstanding as well to be able to win the game. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen will need to have a big game and that goes for defensive tackle Kevin Williams as well.

The Cowboys will need another good game from quarterback Tony Romo and his receivers. The Vikings must get pressure on him, because they don’t have the talent to be able to cover the likes of tight end Jason Witten, wide receivers Mile Austin, Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton one on one.

I think this game will come down to what teams pass rushers will be able to get to the other teams quarterback and force them into mistakes. Because of that and how well the Cowboys defense overall has been playing the last month of the season I see that DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer being the difference in a Cowboy’s victory.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Baltimore at Indianapolis Preview

Everyone has talked that since the Colts rested their starters the last two weeks of the regular season that they will lose this week, well not so fast. The Colts still have one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history in Peyton Manning, and the Ravens are going to have to beat him and the Colts. The Ravens have a very good running game and there plan will most likely try to run the football and keep Manning and the Colts offense off the field. Ravens running back Ray Rice will need to have another performance like he did last week against the Patriots for the Ravens to move on to the AFC Championship game.

The Ravens won last week not only because they did a great job running the football but they put pressure on Tom Brady and forced him to make mistakes as he turned the football over four times. If the Ravens force Manning to turn the football over four times they will be in a great position to move on. But I don’t see this happing, Manning has something that Brady didn’t have last week his number two receiver in tight end Dallas Clark. The Colts have more weapons in the passing game then the Patriots and they will look to take advantage of the Raven thin secondary on Saturday night.

In my option the NFL’s MVP Peyton Manning will be the difference maker as the Colts move on to the AFC Championship game.

Arizona at New Orleans Preview



The Arizona Cardinals coming off there huge win last Sunday against the Green Bay Packers head down to New Orleans to take on a Saints team that has been struggling the last month of the season. After the Saints lost to the Cowboys they kind of went into a tail spin and lost their final two games after that lost. Everyone is saying that the Saints are done and that the Cardinals coming off that amazing game have all the momentum. Well there are two very simple but very keep factors, the Saints are at home, and they Saints have quarterback Drew Brees.

I expect this game to be just like the Cardinals last game against the Packers, high scoring and down to the wire. But this week the Cardinals will not be at home with the home crowd, like they where last week. Since both teams will be looking to throw the football, we need to look at who has the better cornerbacks and safeties, and not just the starters because both teams will look to go to the three and four wide receivers set. When you look at the Saints have the edge, not only to do they have better starters in the secondary the Cardinals but their nickel and dime packages are better.

In my option Saints safety Darren Sharper will have to be the difference maker for the Saints to win, and I believe that he will as the Saints move on to the NFC Championship game.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Underclassmen Notes



Most recent juniors to delcare for the 2010 NFL Draft:
DE Kevin Basped, Nevada
CB Amari Spievey, Iowa
S Chad Jones, LSU
S Major Wright, Flordia


Guys that look like will delcare:
DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina
RB Darius Marshall, Marshall
RB CJ Gable, USC
CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama
TE Rob Gronokowski, Arizona


Guys that we are waiting to hear if they will delcare of go back to school:
DE Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh - Word is that he will stay in school
LB Greg Jones, Michigan State
LB Von Miller, Texas A&M
TE Weslye Saunders, South Carolina


Key an eye on:
OL Rodney Hudson, FSU
CB Jalil Brown, Colorado
RB DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Why did Carroll go to Seattle



We all know by now that Pete Carroll is going from USC to the Seattle Seahawks to try to turn the Seahawks back to the winners they where just a few years ago. The biggest questions are why now, why Seattle? Here are some reasons to look at:


1. Possible USC discipline – The USC basketball program has already implemented self-imposed sanctions on its program for violating NCAA rules in connection with star player OJ Mayo. On the football side there is the highly public Reggie Bush on going investigation, and right before the bowl game there was issue with running back Joe McKnight driving around in his girlfriend SUV. With these two issues in the football program nothing might happen to USC but there is heighten awareness.


2. Control – Carroll never had the control with the New York Jets or the New England Patriots that he will have with the Seattle Seahawks. We still don’t know what his title will be, but we do know he will have some say if not the final say on personal matters and possible controlling who the Seahawks draft.


3. Two first round picks – The Seahawks have there own first round pick which is number 6th overall and Denver first round pick which is 14th overall, so that is two of the top fourteen picks in the 2010 NFL Draft. The Seahawks do have some talent on the roster right now and will get some good young talent in the draft.


4. The West Coast – He has enjoyed success at USC on the west coast in California and now moves to Seattle also on the west coast, I don’t think it was a major factor but it was a bonus.


5. Owner – The Seahawks owner in Paul Allen, who will give Carroll all the resources he needs and is willing to spend the money to help the Seahawks get backs to the Super Bowl.


Well now Pete Carroll will have an opportunity to prove all the people that are saying that college coach can’t be successful in the NFL and his style of coaching wont work in the NFL wrong. The Seahawks fans are hoping he will do that and do it quickly.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Updated 2010 NFL Draft Underclassmen List

Here is the latest list of underclassmen to delcare, the new names are in bold

QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
QB Jevan Snead, Mississippi
RB Jahvid Best, California
RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
WR Mike Williams, Syracuse
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
WR Damian Williams, Southern California
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan
WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
OT Brian Bulaga, Iowa
OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
DE Everson Griffen, Southern California
DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
DE Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
DE Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech
DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida
DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
DT Brian Price, UCLA
DT Abe Koroma, Western Illinois
OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State
OLB Rennie Curran, Georgia
LB Rolando McClain, Alabama
CB Joe Haden, Florida
CB Donovan Warren, Michigan
CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
S Eric Berry, Tennessee
S Reshad Jones, Georgia
S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech
S Earl Thomas, Texas

5 Text Messages from NFL Scouts



1. Surprised that QB Jeven Snead declared we have him a 4th round grade right now.


Comment: I was surprised as well, but I do think he will be drafted higher then in the 4th round.


2. We don’t expect the Rams to draft DT N. Suh (Nebraska) with the # 1 pick.


Comment: This is an interesting thought, and I have heard the same thing coming out of St. Louis, but we are along way from April.


3.We have both big time senior WR’s as 2nd round grades.


Comment: Unless Brandon LaFell or Mardy Gilyard have outstanding All-Star game weeks, NFL Combine weeks or Pro Day workouts I agree that they are more likely to be 2nd round picks.


4. Despite ESPN report, we don’t have a 1st round grade on QB Tim Tebow.


Comment: Chris Mortensen reported that he had heard from at least 6 teams that Tebow would be a 1st round pick, as much as I respect and enjoy Mortensen reporting I don’t expect Tebow to be a 1st round pick, but all it does it take one team to fall in love with him. But I don’t think he grades out to be a 1st round type of quarterback.


5. QB Levi Brown from Troy is a QB to watch and could get drafted in the 4th round.


Comment: Brown is a rising quarterback prospect that will play in the Texas vs. the Nation game and has good size at around 6-4 230, so we will see what he looks like in an All-Star game setting.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Packers at Cardinals Preview

The Cardinals might be with out starting wide receiver Aquan Boldin today against the Packers. In last years wild card playoff win they where with out him and end beating the Atlanta Falcons, but look for this be a tougher game. Kurt Warner will need to have a big game throwing the football and the Cardinals defense will need to play the pass better then what they did last week against the Packers.


The is Aaron Rogers first playoff game as the Packers starting quarterback, but his a number of his teammates played in the NFC Championship game just two season ago so they aren’t going to be in awe of the moment. I think with the game being in Arizona it does give the Cardinals a bit of an advantage and look for them to take advantage and win a close game.

Ravens at Patriots Preview

The Patriots don’t have wide receiver Wes Welker, but they still do have quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Randy Moss and that can be a deadly combination. The Ravens are thin in the secondary and they will need to get a lot of pressure on Tom Brady if they want to keep the Patriots offense in check.


The Ravens where the number six seed last season and made it all the way to the AFC Championship game and Joe Flacco will have to have another good playoff game if the Ravens want to make it past the Patriots today. Running back Ray Rice has had a great season running and catching the football this season and will have to play great today. I see the Raven keeping the game close but the Patriots winning in the end.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Eagles at Cowboys Preview



The Eagles and the Cowboys meet last Sunday in Dallas and will meet again in Dallas on Saturday for a chance to move on in the playoffs. The Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since 1996 and the Eagles are hoping to keep that streak alive. In last week game Dallas defense was able to shut out the Eagles offense and they where able to put a lot of pressure on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and will again have to do that if they want to win again this Saturday. It did look like after the Eagles got down they decided to not try so hard because they knew that they would be facing the Cowboys again in the playoffs.


McNabb needs to have a big game and need help from his young weapons in wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin as well as tight end Brent Celek and running back LeSean McCoy. I think that the game is going to come down to the Eagles offense against the Cowboys defense, which every of these unit plays better their team will win the game. I think that the Eagles will rebound from last weeks performance and be able to win this Saturday down in Dallas and move on to the next round of the playoffs.

Jets at Bengals Preview


The Jets and the Bengals meet last Sunday in New York with the Bengals resting starting running back Cedric Benson and a few other defensive starters. The Jets have tried to make people believe that Bengals tied to the win the game but the Bengals really had nothing to play for last Sunday night. Chad Ochocinco was held with out a catch which I don’t see that happing again, even with Darrelle Revis of the Jets being the best cornerback in the NFL this season.


The Bengals are at home which does give them a slight advantage, and the weather and field conditions should be better then what they where last week in New York. The Bengals should both run the football better and defend the run better then what they did last week and will need to if they want a chance to win the game. Look for the Bengals to play a lot of man to man putting cornerbacks Leon Hall and Jonathan Joseph on an island against the Jets wide receivers, making rookie quarterback Marc Sanchez have to beat them. Which I don’t see happening and see the Bengals getting a rare playoff win.

2010 Underclassmen List for NFL Draft

With a week to go to make the decision to enter the NFL Draft, so far here is the list of players that have already delcared.


QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
QB Jevan Snead, Mississippi
RB Jahvid Best, California
RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
WR Mike Williams, Syracuse
WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
WR Damian Williams, Southern California
WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan
TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
OT Brian Bulaga, Iowa
OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
DE Everson Griffen, Southern California
DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
DE Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
DE Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech
DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
DT Brian Price, UCLA
DT Abe Koroma, Western Illinois
OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State
CB Joe Haden, Florida
CB Donovan Warren, Michigan
CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
S Eric Berry, Tennessee
S Reshad Jones, Georgia

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Texas vs. Alabama



Here are the guys to watch for the 2010 NFL Draft that will be playing in the BCS National Championship game.


Texas:
QB Colt McCoy (SR) – McCoy is a very smart player who doesn't get rattled easily, and always seems very poised in and outside of the pocket. Still there are question marks surround his arm strength and whether or not he’s a “system quarterback”—can he succeed outside the comfort of the spread offense? Right now has a 2nd round grade.


WR Jordan Shipley (SR) – Shipley is a productive receiver in Texas and is better athlete then people give him credit for and has good size at 6-0 190 pounds and should be around the high 4.4 rang in the 40. He shows good ability to run good, clean routes and catches the football with his hands. He also can be used in the return game and had a touchdown but as a punt returner and kick returner last season. Right now has a 2nd round grade from NFL scouts.


OT Adam Ulatoski (SR) – They say everything is bigger in Texas and Ulatoski certainly does his best to prove that correct at 6-8, 300-plus pounds. Ulatoski is a fifth-year lineman who is a smart player on and off the field—he graduated in December 2008, and was a two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection. He is a powerful offensive tackle with good feet and the ability to play left tackle in the NFL. However, he seems better suited for the right tackle position because he is a good athlete, but not a great athlete, and is a better run blocker then he is a pass blocker. Right now has a 6th round grade from NFL scouts.


DT Lamarr Houston (SR) – Houston has played both defensive end and defensive tackle in his college career, he has good size at 6-2 300 pounds and could play defense end in a 3-4 defense or defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense. He has good quickness and has the ability to get in the backfield and make plays. Right now holds a 5th round grade for the 2010 NFL Draft.


OLB Sergio Kindle (SR)– Kindle is tougher against the run and a better blitzing linebacker than Aaron Curry who was the number four overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Kindle is a very strong pass rusher who can be a great blitzing strong side linebacker or even defensive end on 3rd downs. He has great speed and aggressiveness, and always plays hard. Right now has a 2nd round grade from NFL scouts.


OLB Roddrick Muckelroy (SR) – Muckelroy doesn’t get the hype that his fellow linebacker Sergio Kindle gets, but all he does is make tackle and last season end up with 102 total tackles. He is a very consistent player and there is no reason to think that he will be any different at the next level. Right now has a 4th round grade from NFL scouts.


S Earl Thomas (Redshirt Soph) – There is some talk about him coming out early since he is a redshirt sophomore and would be eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. He is a good overall athlete who can make plays both in the running game and in the passing game. He has ok size at 5-10 200 pounds, but has great speed and coverage ability as a safety. Right now as a 1st round grade.


Alabama:


TE Colin Peek (SR) - Peek is an all-around tight end who can block very well and also be a factor in the passing game. Right now has a 5th round grade.


OT Drew Davis (SR) - Davis has great size at 6-7 305 pounds and is a very good run blocker as a right tackle. NFL Right now has a 7th round grade.


OG Mike Johnson (SR) - Johnson could be the first offensive guard drafted and does a excellent job in the run game. Right now has a 2nd round grade.


DE Brandon Deaderick (SR) - Deaderick has a good combination of speed and strength. Right now has a 7th round.


DE Lorenzo Washington (SR) - Washington has great size at 6-5 290 and would be a perfect defensive end in the 3-4 defense in the NFL. Right now has a free-agent grade.


DT Terrence Cody (SR) - Cody is a dominating player inside who takes on multiple blockers and is a very good run stopping player. Right now has a 1st round grade.


ILB Rolando McClain (JR): McClain has been making plays very since he came to Alabama and is a very good overall linebacker who can play the run as well as the pass. Right now has a 1st round grade.


CB Kareem Jackson (JR) - Jackson is a very good overall cornerback with good size and most likely will declare for the 2010 NFL Draft. Right now has a 2nd round grade.


CB Javier Arenas (SR) - Arenas is not the shut down type cornerback but is a very good player who is a great return man. Right now has a 3rd round grade.


CB Marquis Johnson (SR) - Johnson plays in the nickel and dime roll, but has good size and shows good coverage ability. Right now has a free-agent grade.


S Justin Woodall (SR) - Woodall has played well this season and has shown some coverage skills for a safety. Right now has a 4th round grade.


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