Friday, April 30, 2010

2011 NFL Draft: TE’s

1. Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin
2. Weslye Saunders, South Carolina
3. Luke Stocker, Tennessee
4. Konrad Reuland, Stanford
5. Mike McNeill, Nebraska
6. Charlie Gantt, Michigan State
7. Jeffrey Anderson, UAB
8. Mike Ragone, Notre Dame
9. Virgil Green, Nevada
10. Schuylar Oordt, Northern Iowa
11. Joe Torchia, Virginia
12. Stephen Skelton, Fordham
13. Cameron Graham, Louisville
14. Alston Umuolo, San Diego State
15. Eric Peitz, Colorado State

Kyle Adams, Purdue
Bradley Dedeaux, Kansas
Colin Cochart, South Dakota State
Brett Brackett, Penn State

Juniors:
1. Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame
2. Blake Ayles, USC
3. George Bryan, North Carolina State
4. Deangelo Peterson, LSU
5. Lansford Watson, Maryland
6. Kavario Middleton, Washington
7. Andrew Jones, Missouri
8. Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt
9. Aron White, Georgia
10. Danny Noble, Toledo

2011 NFL Draft: WR’s

Here are the top wide receivers for the 2011 NFL draft and it is headlined by junior Julio Jones from Alabama. There are also a number of other junior wide receivers that are expected to declare early.

Seniors
1. Terrance Toliver, LSU
2. Armon Binns, Cincinnati
3. Leonard Hankerson, Miami (Fla.)
4. Greg Little, North Carolina
5. Austin Pettis, Boise State
6. Ronald Johnson, USC
7. James Rodgers, Oregon State
8. Vincent Brown, San Diego State
9. Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
10. James Cleveland, Houston
11. Greg Salas, Hawaii
12. Titus Young, Boise State
13. Ryan Whalen, Stanford
14. Niles Paul, Nebraska
15. Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa

Sleepers
Trae Johnson, Tulsa
Vidal Hazelton, Cincinnati
Kyle Jefferson, Wisconsin
Matt Szczur, Villanova

Juniors
1. Julio Jones, Alabama
2. A.J. Green, Georgia
3. Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
4. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
5. Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
6. DeVier Posey, Ohio State
7. Chris Owusu, Stanford
8. Tandon Doss, Indiana
9. Dyrell Roberts, Virginia Tech
10. Randall Cobb, Kentucky

2011 NFL Draft: RB’s

Here is the class of running backs for the 2011 NFL draft, the class is headlined by Heisman Trophy winner junior Mark Ingram, who mainly feel compares his skill set to that of Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith.

Seniors
1. Evan Royster, Penn State
2. DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
3. Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
4. Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
5. Noel Devine, West Virginia
6. Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
7. Brandon Saine, Ohio State
8. Baron Batch, Texas Tech
9. Allen Bradford, USC
10. Graig Cooper, Miami (Fla.)
11. Emmanuel Moody, Florida
12. Donald Buckram, UTEP
13. Vai Taua, Nevada
14. Da'Rel Scott, Maryland
15. Roy Helu, Nebraska

Sleepers
Derrick Locke, Kentucky
Isaac Odim, Minnesota-Duluth
Mike Ford, South Florida
Mon Williams, Eastern Illinois

Juniors
1. Mark Ingram, Alabama
2. Jamie Harper, Clemson
3. John Clay, Wisconsin
4. Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
5. Jeff Demps, Florida
6. Jermaine Thomas, Florida State
7. Victor Anderson, Louisville
8. Brandon Bolden, Mississippi
9. Chris Rainey, Florida
10. Caleb King, Georgia

Thursday, April 29, 2010

2011 NFL Draft: QB’s

I know we less then a week from the 2010 NFL Draft being done, but here are my top 15 senior quarterbacks, some sleepers and my top 10 junior quarterback for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Most expect if Jake Locker of Washington has a great season to be the first overall player drafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, but he could be challenged by Ryan Mallett of Arkansas who is a red-shirt junior who thought about declaring early for this years draft, and would have been a first round pick. The most interesting prospect that I didn’t add to my list because he is a red-shirt sophomore and could possible declare early is Andrew Luck of Stanford. I don’t think Luck will declare early this season, but would be eligible so it is something worth watching.

Seniors
1. Jake Locker, Washington
2. Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
3. Christian Ponder, Florida State
4. Pat Devlin, Delaware
5. Case Keenum, Houston
6. Nathan Enderle, Idaho
7. Colin Kaepernick, Nevada
8. Andy Dalton, TCU
9. Kevin Riley, California
10. Ricky Stanzi, Iowa
11. Zack Eskridge, Midwestern State
12. Ben Chappell, Indiana
13. Greg McElroy, Alabama
14. Mitch Mustain, Southern California
15. Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin

Sleepers
Trevor Vittatoe, Texas-El Paso
Blake Bolles, Northwest Missouri State
Alex Tanney, Monmouth (IL)
Arvell Nelson, Texas Southern
Josh Portis, California (PA)

Juniors
1. Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
2. John Brantley, Florida
3. Blaine Gabbert, Missouri
4. Dayne Crist, Notre Dame
5. Nick Foles, Arizona
6. Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State
7. Jacory Harris, Miami (Fla.)
8. Cameron Newton, Auburn
9. Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
10. Aaron Corp, Richmond

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NFL Draft Stats

Here are some stats about the 2010 NFL Draft.

Out of the 255 Draft Picks:
216 - Went to the NFL Combine
39 - Did not get invited to the NFL Combine
47 - Were underclassmen (Juniors)
84 - Played in the Senior Bowl
32 - Played in the East/West Shrine Game
31 - Played in the Texas vs. the Nation Game

Monday, April 26, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Undrafted Rookie Signing by Team

49ers
Shay Hodge, WR, Ole Miss
Scott Long, WR, Louisville
Chris Maragos, S, UW
Patrick Stoudamire, DB, W. Illinois
Jared Perry, WR, Missouri
Jarrett Brown, QB, WVU
Leroy Vann, KR, FAMU
Tramaine Brock, DB, Belhaven
Keaton Kristick, OLB, Oregon State

Bears
Juice Williams, QB, Illinois (Tryout)
Greg Mathews, WR, Michigan
Quentin Scott, S, UNI
Freddie Barnes, WR, Bowling Green
Desi Cullen, P, UConn (Tryout)
Matt Mayberry, LB, Indiana
Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, DL, TAMUK
Cornelius Brown, CB, UTEP
Brandon Minor, RB, Michigan
Blaze Soares, LB, Hawaii
Lawrence Wilson, DE, OSU
Levi Horn, OT, Montana
Antonio Robinson, WR, Nicholls State
Barry Turner, DE, Nebraska
Tim Walter, C, CSU
Craig Carey, TE, Cincinnati (Tryout)

Bengals
Mike Windt, LS, Cincinnati
Jeff Cottam, TE, Tennessee
Mikell Simpson, RB, Virginia
Bryan Evans, S, Georgia
Cordera Eason, FB, Ole Miss
Jeromy Miles, S, UMass
Vincent Rey, LB, Duke
Joe Tronzo, FB, Louisville
Rahim Alem, DE, LSU

Bills
John Destin, CB, Tulsa
Naaman Roosevelt, WR, Buffalo
Donald Jones, WR, Youngstown St.
Joique Bell, RB, Wayne State
Stephan Virgil, CB, Virginia Tech
Brett Johnson, S, Cal
Antonio Coleman, DE/OLB, Auburn
David Nelson, WR, Florida
Dominique Harris, S, Temple
Sean Allen, C/G, ECU
Jorge Guerra, OL, TAMUK
Cordaro Howard, OL, Georgia Tech

Broncos
Patrick Honeycutt, WR, Middle Tenn. State
Nathan Overbay, TE, Eastern Washington
Jaron Baston, DT, Missouri
Michael Palmer, TE, Clemson
Chris Marinelli, OT, Stanford
Marcellus Bowman, S, Boston College
Riar Geer TE Colorado
Chris Brown, RB, Oklahoma
Ben Garland, DE, Air Force
Michael Shumard, OG, Texas A&M
Alric Arnett, WR, West Virginia
Cassius Vaughn, CB, Ole Miss
Toney Baker, RB, NC State
Kyle McCarthy, S, Notre Dame
Kevin Alexander, OLB, Clemson
Paul Duncan, OL, Notre Dame
Rockeed McCarter, WR, JMU

Browns
Auston English, DE, Oklahoma
Casey Bender, OT, SDSU
Jon Dempsey, LB, Louisville
Chris Chancellor, CB, Clemson
Troy Wagner, TE, Indiana
Joel Reinders, OL, Waterloo
Willie Walker, DE, California (PA)
Eryk Anders, LB, Alabama
Daniel Howard, DE/LB, Texas Tech
James Develin, DE Brown (Tryout)

Buccaneers
Hunter Lawrence, K, Texas
Brandon Gillbeaux, DE, Delaware
Jevan Snead, QB, Ole Miss
Rico McCoy, LB, Tennessee
Sergio Render, OG, Virginia Tech
Ryan Reeves, LB, Wayne State
Preston Parker, WR, North Alabama/Florida St.
Jared Zwilling, C, Purdue
Derek Hardman, OT, Eastern Kentucky
Jeron Mastrud, TE, Kansas St.
Jamar Bryant WR, East Carolina
Abdul Kuyateh, OG, Louisville
Torrey Davis, DL, Jacksonville State
Buddy Farnham, WR Brown (Tryout)

Cardinals
David Moosman, OG, Michigan
Max Hall, QB, BYU
Alfonso Smith, RB, Kentucky
Max Komar, WR, Idaho
Stephen Williams, WR, Toledo
Casey Knips, OT, SDSU
AJ Jefferson, CB, Fresno State
Devin Tyler, OT, Temple
Juamorris Stewart, WR, Southern

Chargers
Jordyn Jackson, RB/WR, Eastern Oregon
Jeremy Williams, WR, Tulane
Nic Richmond, OT, TCU
Brandon Lang, OLB, Troy
Marcel Thompson, WR, Lindenwood
Richie Brockel, TE, Boise State
Justin Jeffries, OT, Kentucky
Jeff Hansen, OL, Montana State
Seyi Ajirotutu, WR, Fresno State
Bryan Walters, WR-KR, Cornell
Cory Jackson, FB, Maryland
Ernest Smith, WR, Baylor
Kion Wilson, ILB, USF
Traye Simmons, CB Minnesota

Chiefs
Jeremy Horne, WR, UMass
Andrew Lewis, OL, Oklahoma State
Austin Signor, K, Eastern Illinois
Rich Gunnell, WR, Boston College
Mike Johnson, LB, North Alabama
Menelik Holt, WR, Nebraska
Tervaris Johnson, RB, Miami
Billy Stull, QB, Pitt
Tyler Eastman, OL, Maine
Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL, South Carolina
T.C. Drake, TE, Kentucky
Garrett Brown, NT, Minnesota

Colts
Brett Swenson K, Michigan State
Brandon James, KR, Florida
Blair White, WR, Michigan State
Thad Turner, CB, Ohio
Javarris James, RB, Miami
Tim Hiller, QB, Western Michigan
Mike Newton, S, Buffalo
Jeff Linkenbach, OT, Cincinnati
David Caldwell, S, William & Mary
Brandon King, CB, Purdue
Vuna Tuihalamaka, LB, Arizona

Cowboys
Buddy Church, S Toledo
Danny McCray, S, LSU
Bryan McCann, CB, SMU
Terrell Hudgins, WR, Elon
Rashaun Greer, WR, Colorado St
Will Barker, OT, Virginia
Matt Nichols, QB, E. Washington
Chet Teofilo, G, Cal
Lonyae Miller, RB, Fresno St
Chris Gronkowski, FB, Arizona
Lorenzo Washington, DE, Alabama
Mike Tepper, OT, Cal
Junior Aumavae, NT, Minnesota St.
Verran Tucker, WR, Cal
Nick Tow-Arnett, TE, Minnesota
Delbert Alvarado, PK, South Florida

Dolphins
Travis Ivey, DT, Maryland
AJ Wallace, CB, Penn State
Ross Weaver, DB, Michigan State
Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke
Roberto Wallace, WR, SDSU
Jonathan Amaya, DB, Nevada
Andy Leavine, OL, FIU
Marlon Moore, WR, Fresno State
Kyle C. Harrington, DL, UMass

Eagles
Blue Cooper, WR, Tenn-Chattanooga
Charles Alexander, DT, LSU
Keith Flemming, RB, West Texas A&M
Kevin Jurovich, WR, San Jose State
Chris Zardas, FB, Umass
Pat Simonds, WR, Colgate
Joey Elliott, QB, Purdue
David Pender, CB, Purdue
Zipp Duncan, OL, Kentucky
Jeraill McCuller, OT, North Carolina State

Falcons
Tim Buckley, QB/RB/WR, Alcorn State
Weston Johnson, LB, Wyoming
Dimitri Nance, RB, Arizona State
Colin Peek, TE, Alabama
Garrett Lindholm, K, Tarleton State
Justin Drescher, LS, Colorado
Bear Woods, LB, Troy,
Rafael Bush, DB, South Carolina State
Ryan Wolfe, WR, UNLV
Michael Palmer, TE, Clemson
Gabriel Derricks, CB/S, San Diego
Leroy Banks, TE, Southern Miss

Giants
Chris Poole, OL, Holy Cross
Dominic Randolph, QB, Holy Cross
Ayanga Okpokowuruk, DE, Duke
Nate Collins, DL, Virginia
Duke Calhoun, WR, Memphis
Jim Cordle, OL, Ohio State
Leon Wright, CB, Duke
Victor Cruz, WR, UMass
Dace Richardson, OL, Iowa (Tryout)

Jaguars
Chad Kackert, RB, New Hampshire
Robert Malone, P, Fresno State
Mike Brandtner, P, Iowa State
Kommonya Quaye, DL, South Dakota
Aaron Morgan, DE, ULM
Roren Thomas, WR, Lindenwood
Kyle Bosworth, LB, UCLA
Chris Hawkins, CB, LSU
Kevin Haslam, OT, Rutgers
AJ Cooley, RB, Shorter College
Chris McGaha, WR, Arizona State
Jason Harmon, TE, FAU
Trevor Harris, QB, Edinboro
Mike Caussin, TE, JMU
Terrell Whitehead, S, Norfolk St.
John Estes, C, Hawaii
Jason Onyebuagu, G, Northern Illinois (Tryout)
Ben Stallings, FB, Lambuth

Jets
Donovan Warren, CB, Michigan
Charlie Tanner, OG, Texas
Kevin Basped, DE, Nevada
Jeff Cumberland, TE, Illinois
Keith Buckman, OL, North Dakota State
Jason Lamb, DE, Baylor
Philip Kirkland, WR, Bethune-Cookman
Cory Reamer, LB, Alabama (Tryout)
Brian Jackson, CB, Oklahoma
Mick Williams, DT, Pitt
Donye McCleskey, S, Indiana State (Tryout)
Marus Ezeff, S, California (Tryout)
Damon McDaniel, WR, Hampton (Tryout)

Lions
Ryan Stamper, LB, Florida
Aaron Berry, CB, Pitt
Mike Moore, WR, Georgia
Rob Calloway, DT, Saginaw
Matt Clapp, FB, Oklahoma
Sam Scroggins, LS, W. Virginia St.
Richard Dickson, TE, LSU
Chima Ihekowaba, DE, Wilfrid Laurier (Tryout)
Aaron Higdon, RB, Charleston

Packers
Quinn Porter, RB, Stillman
Nick McDonald, OL, Grand Valley State
Frank Zombo, DE, CMU
Sam Shields, CB, Miami
John Russell, DL, Wake Forest
Tim Knicky, DE, Stephen F. Austin
Jeff Moturi, WR, UTEP
Chris Campbell, OT, Eastern Illinois
Alex Joseph, LB, Temple
Noah Shepard, QB, South Dakota
Robert Vaughn, S, UConn
Bobby Rome, FB, North Carolina
Chastin West, WR, Fresno State
Tory Harrison, RB, Southern Miss (Tryout)
E.J. Morton-Green, WR, Morgan State (Tryout)
Shawn Gore, WR, Bishop (Tryout)
Mike Aguayo, OL, UTEP (Tryout)

Panthers
Ray Hisatake, OL, Hawaii
Kurtis Gregory, OG, Missouri
Rashawn Jackson, FB, Virginia
Blake Hauden, P, Minnesota
Andrew George, TE, BYU
Matt O'Hanlon, S, Nebraska
Mark Ortmann, OT, Michigan
Andre Neblett, DT, Temple
Aaron Pettrey, K, Ohio State
Oliver Young, WR, South Carolina State

Patriots
Pat Paschall, RB, North Dakota State
Dane Fletcher, DE, Montana State
Bryan Anderson, WR, CMU
Sergio Brown, S, Notre Dame
Kyle Love, DL, Mississippi State
Ross Ventrone, S, Villanova
Terrence Johnson, CB, California PA (unconfirmed)
John Wise, OL, Illinois (Wrestler, Tryout)

Raiders
Trent Guy, WR, Louisville
Manase Tonga, FB, BYU
Brashton Satele, LB, Hawaii
Kellen Heard, OT/DT, Memphis
Alex Daniels, DE, Cinci
Alex Parsons, RG, USC
Andre Anderson, RB, Tulane
Chane Moline, FB, UCLA

Rams
Keith Toston, RB, Oklahoma State
Thaddas Lewis, QB, Duke
Brandon McRae, WR, Mississippi State
Simoni Lawrence, LB, Minnesota
Alex Henderson, RB, Northern Arizona
DeMaundray Woolridge, RB, Idaho
Jeromy Jones, S, Idaho
Rod Owens, WR Florida State
Adrian Davis, DE, Arkansas
Jamie McCoy, TE, Texas A&M
E.J. Reid, DL, Utah St. (Tryout)
Nick Ekbatani, OG, UCLA (Tryout)

Ravens
Rodelin Anthony, WR, UNLV
John Fletcher, DL, Wyoming
Albert McClellan, DE, Marshall
Ashton Hall, S, Marshall
Curtis Steele, RB, Memphis
Mike McLaughlin, LB, Boston College
Morgan Cox, LS, Tennessee
Prince Miller, CB, Georgia

Redskins
Logan Paulsen, TE, UCLA
Anderson Russell, FS, Ohio State
Marques Slocum, DT, Eastern Arizona
Keiland Williams, RB, LSU
Daryll Clark, QB, PSU
Maurice Greer, RB, Troy
Tony Nelson, RB, UMass (Tryout)
Jaevery McFadden, LB, Wisconsin (Tryout)
Derrick Townsel, WR, Murray State (Tryout)
Bo McNally, S, Stanford (Tryout)
Klint Kubiak, S, Colorado State (Tryout)

Saints
Clint Gresham, LS, TCU
Harry Coleman, S, LSU
Chris Ivory, RB, Tiffin / Wash St.
Ryan Hamilton, S, Vanderbilt
Jason Beauchamp, LB, UNLV
Brandon Carter, OL/OG, Texas Tech
Junior Galette, DE, Stillman
Ekom Udofia, DT, Stanford
Marcell Young, CB, Jackson St.
Jay Ross, DT, East Carolina
AJ McKenna, QB, Albany State
Rafael Priest, CB, TCU
Chris Mitchell, WR, LSU (Tryout)
Sirjo Welch, DB, Kentucky State (Tryout)
Roderick Rollins, CB, Boston College (Tryout)
Razzie Smith, CB, Boston College (Tryout)
Daryl Jones, WR, New Mexico (Tryout)
Rob Okeafor, OL, FAM (Tryout)

Seahawks
Rob Rose, DT, Ohio State
Quintin Hancock, WR, Tennessee
Josh Pinkard, DB, USC
DeMarcus Granger, DT, Oklahoma
Jeff Byers, OG, USC
Kyle Burkhart, OT, Southern Miss
Will Harris, FS, USC
Joe Pawelek, ILB, Baylor
Jacob Phillips, OT, Belhaven
James Brindley, FS, Utah State
Marcus Brown, CB, Arkansas State
Reggie Carter, OLB, UCLA
Patrick Devenny, TE, Colorado
Kevin Dixon, ILB, Troy
Adrian Martinez, C, Colorado State
Victor James, WR, New Mexico (Tryout)

Steelers
Damon Cromartie-Smith, S, UTEP
AJ Trump, OT, Miami
Cordarrow Thompson, DE, Virginia Tech
Kyle Jolly, OT, North Carolina

Texans
Trey Stross, WR, Iowa
Nick Polk, S, Indiana
Aaron Webster, S, Cincinnati
Isiaih Greenhouse, FB, NW St.
Jack Corcoran, FB, Rutgers
Kristian Matte, OL, Concordia
Tyler Sheehan, QB, Bowling Green
Mitch Unrein, DE, Wyoming
Adam Ulatoski, OL, Texas
Steve Maneri, OT/TE, Temple
Cole Pemberton, OT, CSU
London Crawford, WR, Arkansas
Pierre Singfield, CB, Arizona St.
Will Patterson, LB, Indiana

Titans
Stafon Johnson, RB, USC
Gerald Harris, TE, Ole Miss
Kevin Matthews, OL, TAMU
Mico McSwain, WR, North Alabama
Joe Joseph, DL, Miami
Nick Howell, OL, USC
Willie Rose, FB, FAU
Bobby Sewell, WR, Brown
Dominique Lindsay, RB, ECU
Steven Pfahler, TE, Montana
LeGarrette Blount, RB, Oregon

Vikings
Bill Noethlich, OL, SMSU
Ryan Perriloux, QB, JSU
RJ Archer, QB, William and Mary
Marlon Winn, OT, Texas Tech
Terrell Skinner, S, Maryland
Kelton Tindal, WR, Newberry
Tommy Hernandez, C, UC-Davis
Ray Small, WR, Ohio State
Aaron Rhea, WR, Stephen F. Austin
Angelo Williams, CB, Ferris State
Matt Hanson, OT, Midwestern State
Wes Mangam, TE, McNeese State
Thomas Austin, OG, Clemson

Sunday, April 25, 2010

More 2010 Undradted Free-agent news

The New York Giants have signed undrafted free-agent LB Lee Campbell (Minnesota)

Undrafted free-agent DT EJ Reid (Utah State) has a tryout with the St. Louis Rams

Undrafted free-agent FB Isaac Stockton (Chadron State) has a tryout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Undrafted free-agent OG Nick Ekbatani (UCLA) has a tryout with the St Louis Rams

More Free-Agent Signing after the 2010 NFL Draft

The St Louis Rams have signed undrafted free-agent DE Adrian Davis (Arkansas)

The Arizona Cardinals have signed undrafted free-agent WR Juamorris Stewart (Southern)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent OT Jeraill McCuller (North Carolina State)

The Carolina Panthers have signed undrafted free-agent signed DT Andre Nebalt (Temple)

The Green Bay Packers have signed undrafted free-agent LB Alex Joseph (Temple)

The Dallas Cowboys have signed undrafted free-agent DL Lorenzo Washington (Alabama)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Undrafted Free-Agent Signings

The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free-agent DE Alex Daniels (Cincinnati).

The Miami Dolphins have signed undrafted free-agent S Jonathon Amaya (Nevada).

The Tennessee Titans have signed undrafted free-agent OL Nick Howell (USC).

The Tennessee Titans have signed undrafted free-agent OL Kevin Matthews (Texas A & M)

The St Louis Rams have signed undrafted free-agent QB Thaddas Lewis (Duke)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent WR Kevin Jurovich (San Jose State)

The Arizona Cardinals have signed undrafted free-agent CB AJ Jefferson (Fresno State)

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed undrafted free-agent OL Andrew Lewis (Oklahoma State)

The Arizona Cardinals have signed undrafted free-agent OL Casey Knips (South Dakota State)

The Green Bay Packer have signed undrafted free-agent OL Mike Aguayo (UTEP)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent DT Charles Alexander (LSU)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent RB Keith Flemming (West Texas A & M)

The Tennessee Titans have signed undrafted free-agent TE Gerald Harris (Mississippi)

The Chicago Bears have signed undrafted free-agent CB Cornelius Brown (UTEP)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed undrafted free-agent P Mike Brandter (Iowa State)

The New Orleans have signed undrafted free-agent DE/LB Junior Galette (Stillman)

The Green Bay Packers have signed undrafted free-agent DE Tim Knicky (Stephen F Austin)

The Tampa Bay Bucs have signed undrafted free-agent DE Brandon Gillbeaux (Delware)

The Green Bay Packers have signed undrafted free-agent OT Chris Campbell (Eastern Illinois)

The Tennessee Titans have signed undrafted free-agent TE Gerald Harris (Mississippi)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent DT Charles Alexander (LSU)

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed undrafted free-agent RB Keith Flemming (West Texas A & M)

The Chicago Bears have signed undrafted free-agent LB Mike Mayberry (Indiana)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed undrafted free-agent S Damon Cromartie-Smith (UTEP)

The St Louis Rams have signed undrafted free-agent OLB Simoni Lawrence (Minnesota)

The Houston Texans have signed undrafted free-agent S Aaron Webster (Cincinnati)

The Buffalo Bills signed CB John Destin of Tulsa as an undrafted rookie free-agent.

Top 70 Players going into round 4

1. OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
2. DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina
3. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
4. WR Carlton Mitchell, South Florida
5. OLB Ricky Sapp, Clemson
6. WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
7. OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina
8. OLB Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
9. DE Corey Wootton, Northwestern
10. CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana-PA
11. S Reshad Jones, Georgia
12. DE Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
13. TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
14. DE Austen Lane, Murray State
15. CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
16. TE Dennis Pitta, BYU
17. TE Anthony McCoy, USC
18. C Matt Tennant, Boston College
19. DT Al Woods, LSU
20. TE Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh
21. DE Brandon Lang, Troy
22. WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson
23. OT Selvish Capers, West Virginia
24. QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
25. QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
26. S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas
27. RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
28. QB Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee
29. TE/FB Clay Harbor, Missouri State
30. RB Joe McKnight, USC
31. CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
32. OLB Dekoda Watson, Florida State
33. CB Walter Thurmond, Oregon
34. DT Geno Atkins, Georgia
35. OLB Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas
36. S Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech
37. WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
38. DT Arthur Jones, Syracuse
39. OT Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
40. DE C.J. Wilson, East Carolina
41. OG Zane Beadles, Utah
42. DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina
44. DE George Selvie, South Florida
45. WR Blair White, Michigan State
46. CB Alterraun Verner, UCLA
47. S Larry Asante, Nebraska
48. LB Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State
49. DE George Johnson, Rutgers
50. OT Jason Fox, Miami
51. ILB Pat Angerer, Iowa
52. OLB Dexter Davis, Arizona State
53. CB Syd'Quan Thompson, California
54. ILB Darryl Sharpton, Miami
55. CB A.J. Jefferson, Fresno State
56. CB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky
57. WR Riley Cooper, Florida
58. TE Garrett Graham, Wisconsin
59. S Kurt Coleman, Ohio State
60. OG Marshall Newhouse, TCU
61. LB Travis Goethel, Arizona State
62. LB Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State
63. DE Hall Davis, La.-Lafayette
64. QB Levi Brown, Troy
65. OT Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
66. OLB Arthur Moats, James Madison
67. DE Kevin Basped, Nevada
70. WR Scott Long, Louisville

Friday, April 23, 2010

Top 100 Players Left in 2010 NFL Draft

With the 1st round done, now here are the best 100 players left in the NFL Draft.

1. QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
2. OLB Sergio Kindle, Texas
3. DT Brian Price, UCLA
4. OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
5. S Taylor Mays, USC
6. DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida
7. DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
8. WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
9. ILB Daryl Washington, TCU
10. OT Charles Brown, USC
11. S Nate Allen, South Florida
12. ILB Sean Lee, Penn State
13. OT Rodger Saffold, Indiana
14. QB Colt McCoy, Texas
15. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
16. TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
17. DT Lamarr Houston, Texas
18. S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech
19. DE Koa Misi, Utah
20. WR Damian Williams, USC
21. DE Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech
22. DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
23. DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina
24. OG Jon Asamoah, Illinois
25. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
26. RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
27. WR Carlton Mitchell, South Florida
28. OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State
29. DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina
30. CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest
31. OLB Ricky Sapp, Clemson
32. OT Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts
33. RB Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss
34. CB Chris Cook, Virginia
35. TE Jimmy Graham, Miami (Fla.)
36. DT Torrell Troup, UCF
37. WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
38. OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina
39. OLB Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
40. DE Corey Wootton, Northwestern
41. OT Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale
42. CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana-PA
43. S Chad Jones, LSU
44. S Reshad Jones, Georgia
45. CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida
46. LB Donald Butler, Washington
47. DE Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
48. WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
49. TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
50. DE Austen Lane, Murray State
51. CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
52. TE Dennis Pitta, BYU
53. OT John Jerry, Mississippi
54. RB Ben Tate, Auburn
55. TE Anthony McCoy, USC
56. RB Toby Gerhart, Stanford
57. TE Ed Dickson, Oregon
58. C Matt Tennant, Boston College
59. WR Eric Decker, Minnesota
60. DT Al Woods, LSU
61. TE Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh
62. S Major Wright, Florida
63. ILB Brandon Spikes, Florida
64. DE Brandon Lang, Troy
65. WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson
66. CB Javier Arenas, Alabama
67. WR Taylor Price, Ohio
68. OT Selvish Capers, West Virginia
69. QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
70. QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
71. S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas
72. RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
73. S TJ Ward, Oregon
74. QB Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee
75. TE/FB Clay Harbor, Missouri State
76. CB Amari Spievey, Iowa
77. RB Joe McKnight, USC
78. C J.D. Walton, Baylor
79. OLB Rennie Curran, Georgia
80. CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
81. OLB Dekoda Watson, Florida State
82. CB Walter Thurmond, Oregon
83. DT D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech
84. DT Geno Atkins, Georgia
85. OLB Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas
86. WR Jordan Shipley, Texas
87. S Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech
88. WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
89. DT Arthur Jones, Syracuse
90. OT Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
91. WR Andre Roberts, Citadel
92. OG Mike Johnson, Alabama
93. DE C.J. Wilson, East Carolina
94. OG Zane Beadles, Utah
95. OLB Jermaine Cunningham, Florida
96. DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina
97. DE Lindsey Witten, Connecticut
98. S Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
99. DE George Selvie, South Florida
100. WR Blair White, Michigan State

VanFulpen Grades for picks 11-32

11 San Francisco 49ers (from Chicago through Denver) Anthony Davis OT Rutgers

VanFulpen Grade: A -

12 San Diego Chargers (from Miami) Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State

VanFulpen Grade: B +

13 Philadelphia Eagles (from San Francisco through Denver) Brandon Graham OLB Michigan

VanFulpen Grade: B

14 Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) Earl Thomas S Texas

VanFulpen Grade: A

15 NY Giants Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida

VanFulpen Grade: B

16 Tennessee Titans Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Tech

VanFulpen Grade: A

17 San Francisco 49ers (from Carolina) Mike Iupati OG Idaho

VanFulpen Grade: B -

18 Pittsburgh Steelers Maurkice Pouncey OC Florida

VanFulpen Grade: B

19 Atlanta Falcons Sean Weatherspoon OLB Missouri

VanFulpen Grade: A

20 Houston Texans Kareem Jackson CB Alabama

VanFulpen Grade: B +

21 Cincinnati Bengals Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma

VanFulpen Grade: A

22 Denver Broncos (from New England) Demaryius Thomas WR Georgia Tech

VanFulpen Grade: B-

23 Green Bay Packers Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa

VanFulpen Grade: B +

24 Dallas Cowboys (from Philadelphia through Denver and New England) Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State

VanFulpen Grade: B -

25 Denver Broncos (from Baltimore) Tim Tebow QB Florida

VanFulpen Grade: C

26 Arizona Cardinals Dan Williams DT Tennessee

VanFulpen Grade: B

27 New England Patriots (from Dallas) Devin McCourty CB Rutgers

VanFulpen Grade: C+

28 Miami Dolphins (from San Diego) Jared Odrick DT Penn State

VanFulpen Grade: B +

29 NY Jets Kyle Wilson CB Boise State

VanFulpen Grade: A –

30 Detroit Lions (from Minnesota) Jahvid Best RB California

VanFulpen Grade: A -

31 Indianapolis Colts Jerry Hughes OLB TCU

VanFulpen Grade: B +

32 New Orleans Saints Patrick Robinson CB Florida State

VanFulpen Grade: C +

Jaguars pick AluAlu with # 10

The Jacksonville Jaguars select Tyson AluAlu with the 10th overall pick.


VanFulpen grade - C-

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bills draft Spiller # 9


The Buffalo Bills draft RB CJ Spiller # 9


VanFulpen grade - A

Raiders draft McClain # 8

The Raiders draft Rolando McClain at # 8

VanFulpen Grade - A

The Browns draft Haden # 7




The Browns draft CB Joe Haden, Florida # 7 overall


VanFulpen Grade - B

Seahawks draft Okung # 6


The Seahawks draft Russell Okung with the # 6 overall pick


VanFulpen Grade - A -

Eric Berry goes to Kansas City

Kansas City draft S Eric Berry of Tennessee


VanFulpen Grade A +

Redskin draft Trent Williams

With the # 4 pick the Redskins draft OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma.


VanFulpen B+

McCoy goes # 3 to Tampa Bay

The Tampa Buc's draft DT Gerald McCoy with the # 3 overall pick.


VanFulpen Grade: A

Suh # 2 to the Lions

The Detroit Lions select Ndamukong Suh with the # 2 overall pick.


VanFulpen Grade A +

Bradford # 1 to Rams

The St. Louis Rams select QB Sam Bradford with the # 1 pick


VanFulpen Grade - A

Notes before the Storm

- Safety Eric Berry from Tennessee could go earlier then people think, could go at number three with Tampa Bay or number four with the Redskins.

- Quarterback Coly McCoy, Texas is moving up to the late first round, with teams like the Browns, Bills, possible trading back into the first round to draft him. Also the Vikings could draft him late.

- Quarterback Tim Tebow, Florida is moving up to the late first round, with teams like the Browns, Bills, Broncos possible trading back into the first round to draft him. Also the Vikings could draft him late.

- Quarterback Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame could be slipping all the way out of the first round some NFL teams are thinking.

- Offensive Guard Mike Iupati, Idaho could go as high as number eight to the Oakland Raiders

- Offensive Tackle Russell Okung, Oklahoma State might not be the first offensive tackle drafted.

- The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to trade up possible in the top ten to take safety Earl Thomas of Texas.

- Some people feel that cornerback Kyle Wilson, Boise State will be the first cornerback draft not Joe Haden of Florida.

- The Dallas Cowboys are looking to trade up to draft safety Earl Thomas of Texas.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Top 10 S’s for 2010 NFL Draft




Here are my top ten safeties and some sleepers to watch.

1. Eric Berry, Tennessee
2. Earl Thomas, Texas
3. Taylor Mays, USC
4. Nate Allen, South Florida
5. Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech
6. Chad Jones, LSU
7. Major Wright, Florida
8. Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
9. Reshad Jones, Georgia
10. Darrell Stuckey, Kansas

Sleepers:
Quentin Scott, Northern Iowa
Jonathon Amaya, Nevada
Mike Newton, Buffalo

Top 10 CB’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten cornerbacks and some sleepers to watch.

1. Joe Haden, Florida
2. Kyle Wilson, Boise State
3. Kareem Jackson, Alabama
4. Devin McCourty, Rutgers
5. Patrick Robinson, Florida State
6. Chris Cook, Virginia
7. Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest
8. Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
9. Jerome Murphy, South Florida
10. Amari Spievey, Iowa

Sleepers:
A.J. Jefferson, Fresno State
Syd'Quan Thompson, California
David Pender, Purdue

Top 10 ILB’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten inside linebackers and some sleepers to watch.

1. Rolando McClain, Alabama
2. Sean Lee, Penn State
3. Donald Butler, Washington
4. Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State
5. Brandon Spikes, Florida
6. Pat Angerer, Iowa
7. Phillip Dillard, Nebraska
8. Travis Goethel, Arizona State
9. Danny Batten, South Dakota State
10. Matt Mayberry, Indiana

Sleepers:
Boris Lee, Troy
Vincent Rey, Duke
Alex Joseph, Temple

Top 10 OLB’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten outside linebackers and some sleepers to watch.

1. Sergio Kindle, Texas
2. Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
3. Jerry Hughes, TCU
4. Daryl Washington, TCU
5. Koa Misi, Utah
6. Eric Norwood, South Carolina
7. Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
8. Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech
9. Ricky Sapp, Clemson
10. Navorro Bowman, Penn State

Sleepers:
Arthur Moats, James Madison
Adrian Tracy, William & Mary
Simoni Lawrence, Minnesota

Top 10 DT’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten defensive tackles and some sleepers to watch.

1. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
2. Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
3. Dan Williams, Tennessee
4. Jared Odrick, Penn State
5. Brian Price, UCLA
6. Terrence Cody, Alabama
7. Lamarr Houston, Texas
8. Linval Joseph, East Carolina
9. Cam Thomas, North Carolina
10. Torrell Troup, UCF

Sleepers:
Mike Neal, Purdue
Sean Lissemore, William & Mary
Jay Ross, East Carolina

Top 10 DE’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten defensive ends and some sleepers to watch.

1. Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
2. Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
3. Brandon Graham, Michigan
4. Everson Griffen, USC
5. Carlos Dunlap, Florida
6. Tyson Alualu, California
7. Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
8. Corey Wootton, Northwestern
9. Brandon Lang, Troy
10. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Washington

Sleepers:
C.J. Wilson, East Carolina
George Johnson, Rutgers
Rahim Alem, LSU

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Top 10 C’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten centers and some sleepers to watch.

1. Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
2. Matt Tennant, Boston College
3. J.D. Walton, Baylor
4. Eric Olsen, Notre Dame
5. Ted Larsen, North Carolina State
6. Joe Hawley, UNLV
7. Kevin Matthews, Texas A&M
8. Jeff Byers, USC
9. Andrew Lewis, Oklahoma State
10. John Estes, Hawaii

Sleepers:
Eddie Adamski, Northern Illinois
Robb Houser, Pittsburgh
Ryan Blaszczyk, Rutgers

Top 10 OG’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten offensive guards and some sleepers to watch.

1. Mike Iupati, Idaho
2. Jon Asamoah, Illinois
3. Mitch Petrus, Arkansas
4. Zane Beadles, Utah
5. Mike Johnson, Alabama
6. Marshall Newhouse, TCU
7. Chris DeGeare, Wake Forest
8. Shelley Smith, Colorado State
9. Shawn Lauvao, Arizona State
10. Charlie Tanner, Texas

Sleepers:
Vladimir Richard, Tennessee
Dorian Brooks, James Madison
Brandon Carter, Texas Tech

Top 10 OT’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten offensive tackles and some sleepers to watch.

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
2. Trent Williams, Oklahoma
3. Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
4. Anthony Davis, Rutgers
5. Bruce Campbell, Maryland
6. Charles Brown, USC
7. Rodger Saffold, Indiana
8. Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale
9. Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts
10. Selvish Capers, West Virginia

Sleepers:
Ramon Harewood, Morehouse
Kyle Jolly, North Carolina
J'Marcus Webb, West Texas A&M
Nic Richmond, TCU

Top 10 TE’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten tight ends and some sleepers to watch.

1. Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
2. Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
3. Ed Dickson, Oregon
4. Aaron Hernandez, Florida
5. Jimmy Graham, Miami (Fla.)
6. Dennis Pitta, Brigham Young
7. Anthony McCoy, Southern California
8. Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh
9. Clay Harbor, Missouri State
10. Tony Moeaki, Iowa

Sleepers:
Fendi Onobun, Houston
Scott Sicko, New Hampshire
Jameson Konz, Kent State

Top 10 WR’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten wide receivers and some sleepers to watch.

1. Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
2. Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
3. Golden Tate, Notre Dame
4. Arrelious Benn, Illinois
5. Damian Williams, USC
6. Carlton Mitchell, South Florida
7. Brandon LaFell, LSU
8. Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
9. Eric Decker, Minnesota
10. Jordan Shipley, Texas

Sleepers:
Marcus Easley, Connecticut
Joe Webb, UAB
Scott Long, Louisville
Blair White, Michigan State

Top 10 RB’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten running backs and some sleepers to watch.

1. C.J. Spiller, Clemson
2. Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
3. Jahvid Best, California
4. Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
5. Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
6. Joe McKnight, Southern California
7. Toby Gerhart, Stanford
8. Dexter McCluster, Mississippi
9. Ben Tate, Auburn
10. Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State


Sleepers:
Deji Karim, Southern Illinois
Alfonso Smith, Kentucky
Curtis Steele, Memphis

Top 10 QB’s for 2010 NFL Draft

Here are my top ten quarterbacks and some sleepers to watch.

1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
2. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
3. Colt McCoy, Texas
4. Tim Tebow, Florida
5. Tony Pike, Cincinnati
6. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
7. Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee
8. John Skelton, Fordham
9. Jarrett Brown, West Virginia
10. Jevan Snead, Mississippi

Sleepers:
Levi Brown, Troy
Tim Hiller, Western Michigan
Mike Kafka, Northwestern

Monday, April 19, 2010

2010 NFL Mock Draft 5.0

1. St. Louis Rams – QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
2. Detroit Lions – DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
4. Washington Redskins – OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
5. Kansas City Chiefs – S Eric Berry, Tennessee
6. Seattle Seahawks – OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
7. Cleveland Browns – S Earl Thomas, Texas
8. Oakland Raiders – OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
9. Buffalo Bills – OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
10. Jacksonville Jaguars – LB Rolando McClain, Alabama
11. Denver Broncos – WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
12. Miami Dolphins – OLB Sergio Kindle, Texas
13. San Francisco 49ers – CB Joe Haden, Florida
14. Seattle Seahawks – RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
15. N.Y. Giants – OLB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
16. Tennessee Titans – DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
17. San Francisco 49ers – QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
18. Pittsburgh Steelers – OG Mike Iupati, Idaho
19. Atlanta Falcons – DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
20. Houston Texans – DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
21. Cincinnati Bengals – TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
22. New England Patriots – DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
23. Green Bay Packers – OT Charles Brown, USC
24. Philadelphia Eagles – CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State
25. Baltimore Ravens – CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers
26. Arizona Cardinals – OLB Brandon Graham, Michigan
27. Dallas Cowboys – S Taylor Mays, USC
28. San Diego Chargers – RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
29. N.Y. Jets – NT Terrence Cody, Alabama
30. Minnesota Vikings – C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
31. Indianapolis Colts - DT Brian Price, UCLA
32. New Orleans Saints – DE Everson Griffen, USC

TOP 150 for NFL Draft

1. DT Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
2. DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
3. QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
4. S Eric Berry, Tennessee
5. OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
6. LB Rolando McClain, Alabama
7. WR Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
8. OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
9. QB Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
10. S Earl Thomas, Texas
11. RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
12. DE Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
13. OT Bryan Bulaga, Iowa
14. CB Joe Haden, Florida
15. OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers
16. DE Jason Pierre-Paul, South Florida
17. OLB Sergio Kindle, Texas
18. DT Dan Williams, Tennessee
19. CB Kyle Wilson, Boise State
20. DE Brandon Graham, Michigan
21. DT Jared Odrick, Penn State
22. RB Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
23. DE Everson Griffen, USC
24. OG Mike Iupati, Idaho
25. TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
26. OLB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
27. C Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
28. DT Brian Price, UCLA
29. OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland
30. CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers
31. S Taylor Mays, USC
32. DE Jerry Hughes, TCU
33. RB Jahvid Best, California
34. DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida
35. DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
36. CB Kareem Jackson, Alabama
37. WR Demaryius Thomas, Georgia Tech
38. WR Golden Tate, Notre Dame
39. ILB Daryl Washington, TCU
40. OT Charles Brown, USC
41. S Nate Allen, South Florida
42. ILB Sean Lee, Penn State
43. OT Rodger Saffold, Indiana
44. QB Colt McCoy, Texas
45. CB Patrick Robinson, Florida State
46. DT Tyson Alualu, California
47. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois
48. TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
49. DT Lamarr Houston, Texas
50. S Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech
51. DE Koa Misi, Utah
52. WR Damian Williams, USC
53. DE Jason Worilds, Virginia Tech
54. DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State
55. DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina
56. OG Jon Asamoah, Illinois
57. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech
58. RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee
59. WR Carlton Mitchell, South Florida
60. OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State
61. DT Linval Joseph, East Carolina
62. CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest
63. OLB Ricky Sapp, Clemson
64. OT Vladimir Ducasse, Massachusetts
65. QB Tim Tebow, Florida
66. RB Dexter McCluster, Ole Miss
67. CB Chris Cook, Virginia
68. TE Jimmy Graham, Miami (Fla.)
69. DT Torrell Troup, UCF
70. WR Mardy Gilyard, Cincinnati
71. OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina
72. OLB Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State
73. DE Corey Wootton, Northwestern
74. OT Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale
75. CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana-PA
76. S Chad Jones, LSU
77. S Reshad Jones, Georgia
78. CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida
79. LB Donald Butler, Washington
80. DE Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
81. WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
82. TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida
83. DE Austen Lane, Murray State
84. CB Dominique Franks, Oklahoma
85. TE Dennis Pitta, BYU
86. OT John Jerry, Mississippi
87. RB Ben Tate, Auburn
88. TE Anthony McCoy, USC
89. RB Toby Gerhart, Stanford
90. TE Ed Dickson, Oregon
91. C Matt Tennant, Boston College
92. WR Eric Decker, Minnesota
93. DT Al Woods, LSU
94. TE Dorin Dickerson, Pittsburgh
95. S Major Wright, Florida
96. ILB Brandon Spikes, Florida
97. DE Brandon Lang, Troy
98. WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson
99. CB Javier Arenas, Alabama
100. WR Taylor Price, Ohio
101. OT Selvish Capers, West Virginia
102. QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
103. QB Tony Pike, Cincinnati
104. S Darrell Stuckey, Kansas
105. RB Anthony Dixon, Mississippi State
106. S TJ Ward, Oregon
107. QB Jonathan Crompton, Tennessee
108. TE/FB Clay Harbor, Missouri State
109. CB Amari Spievey, Iowa
110. RB Joe McKnight, USC
111. C J.D. Walton, Baylor
112. OLB Rennie Curran, Georgia
113. CB Perrish Cox, Oklahoma State
114. OLB Dekoda Watson, Florida State
115. CB Walter Thurmond, Oregon
116. DT D’Anthony Smith, Louisiana Tech
117. DT Geno Atkins, Georgia
118. OLB Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas
119. WR Jordan Shipley, Texas
120. S Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech
121. WR Dezmon Briscoe, Kansas
122. DT Arthur Jones, Syracuse
123. OT Tony Washington, Abilene Christian
124. WR Andre Roberts, Citadel
125. OG Mike Johnson, Alabama
126. DE C.J. Wilson, East Carolina
127. OG Zane Beadles, Utah
128. OLB Jermaine Cunningham, Florida
129. DE Clifton Geathers, South Carolina
130. DE Lindsey Witten, Connecticut
131. S Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt
132. DE George Selvie, South Florida
133. WR Blair White, Michigan State
134. CB Alterraun Verner, UCLA
135. S Larry Asante, Nebraska
136. LB Jamar Chaney, Mississippi State
137. DE George Johnson, Rutgers
138. OT Jason Fox, Miami
139. ILB Pat Angerer, Iowa
140. OLB Dexter Davis, Arizona State
141. CB Syd'Quan Thompson, California
142. ILB Darryl Sharpton, Miami
143. CB A.J. Jefferson, Fresno State
145. DT Mike Neal, Purdue
146. CB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky
147. WR Riley Cooper, Florida
148. TE Garrett Graham, Wisconsin
149. S Kurt Coleman, Ohio State
150. OG Marshall Newhouse, TCU

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nicholls State Daniels could be a special team’s demon

Dominique Daniels of Nicholls State is an under rated defensive back who can play both corner and safety at the next level, who last season had 42 total tackles, 1 interception, 5 pass break-ups, and 6 passes defended.

“I can play cornerback, safety, punt returner, kick return, on special teams, I have good size and speed,” said Daniels.

Daniels does have good size at almost 6-2 and 190 pounds, and also is very explosive showing that with a 10-foot-2 inch broad jump and a 34-inch vertical jump.

But one things that Daniels has going for him is that he has already start working out with current guys in the NFL, with the likes of wide receiver Robert Meachem, corner back Tracy Porter, safety Chip Vaughn all of the Super Bowl winning New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones every day at the training complete that Daniels was at to get ready for his Pro Day.

“Meachem has helped me get an idea of what he looks for when he is going against a cornerback, and what things he use to tip him off,” said Daniels. “It helps me to learn what a wide receiver is looking for so I can make adjustments. Jones has given me tips on the return game both as a punt return and kick returned.”

Daniels has had personal workouts with both the Saints and Atlanta Falcons leading up to the NFL Draft.

“The Falcons put me thru a long workout both as a defensive back and as a punt and kickoff returner,” said Daniels.

Daniels will have an opportunity to make an NFL teams not just as a defensive back, but what he can do on specials teams, both in the return game and the coverage units.

“I know when I get into a camp, I will be able to play on a team with having an opportunity on both punt and kick returns, but I can play cornerback,” said Daniels. “I am a competitive person.”

Southern Illinois Karim not a sleeper anymore

Southern Illinois running back Deji Karim came into the NFL Draft process without a lot of fan fare, but he is one of the fast rising players as we lead up to the NFL Draft. He was one of the NFL Draft sleepers when he first arrived in El Paso, TX for the Texas vs. the Nation game, but he is a sleeper no more.

Karim this past season rushed for 1,694 yard and 18 touchdowns averaging 7.1 yards per carry. He also caught 17 passes for 212 yards and 1 touchdown averaging 12.5 per reception. He was invited to play in the Texas vs. the Nation game, but was given an invite to the NFL Combine.

“At first it was a disappointment (not to get invited to the NFL Combine), but I knew I had to do something at my Pro Day to open their (NFL scouts) eyes,” said Karim.

Karim did just that at his Pro Day, where he, out jumped the best running back in Indianapolis by two inches in the vertical jump (43 inches). Karim measured in at 5-8 1/2, 209 pounds and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.40 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.33 seconds, and the three-cone drill in 6.95 seconds. He measured a 10-foot-3 inch broad jump and did 19 reps of 225 pounds.

“I start training down in Florida even before the Texas vs. the Nation game, and it really helped me their and also get everything out of my ability to have a great Pro Day,” said Karim.

After his performance at the Texas vs. the Nation game and his Pro Day, people started to take notice of him and he end up having personal visiting with a number of teams including the Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Indianapolis Colts.

But despite all the post season success that Karim is having he knows he can still improve.

“I need to work on my blocking, I have the effort but I need to improve on my technique,” said Karim. “I also need to work on my vision at the second level when I’m running the ball.”

With Karim being one of the fast risers on every teams draft board soon we will all find out what team he goes to.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

News & Notes

Tulsa CB John Destin has received significant interest from the following teams, the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Miami Dolphins, and there is a good possibility he will get drafted in the later rounds.

DB Dominique Daniels of Nicholls State had a personal workout with the Atlanta Falcons.

DB Dominique Daniels of Nicholls State had a personal workout with the New Orleans Saints.

QB Blake Joseph of Sam Houston State has significant interest from the following teams, the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, and Jacksonville Jaguars. Many scouts feel that he has a better arm then last year quarterback out of Sam Houston State, Rhett Bomar who was drafted in the 5th round by the New York Giants.

DE/FB James Peters of Abilene Christian at his Pro Day measured in at 6003, 259 pounds and the ran the 40 yard dash in 4.62 seconds. He measured a 9-foot-9 inch broad jump, a 39.5 inch vertical jump and did 44 reps of 225 pounds. He projects as a full back at the next level and did a personal workout for the Dallas Cowboy.

TCU Richmond not a sleeping giant

TCU offensive tackle Nick Richmond has been one of the busier players this off-season visiting a number of teams including the New England Patriots, the Chicago Bears, the San Diego Chargers, the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. The reason is because it is hard to find 6 foot 7 inch tall offensive tackles with good feet and long arms and that is what Richmond has.

At TCU Pro Day, Richmond measured in at his Pro Day with a height of 6078, 310 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.24 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.81 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.01 seconds. He also completed 19 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press, and had 36’’ arms.

Richmond had his chance to show his skills at the Texas vs. the Nation game and took full advantage of it.

“At the Texas vs. the Nation game, I think get me an opportunity to show scouts what type of player and person I am,” said Richmond. “I show them that I am a team player and I want to help the team in anyway possible. I can both sides both right and left tackle, and my determination is another one of my biggest strengths.”

But Richmond knows that he can improve his game and his overall ability.

“I think in run blocking I can continue to get stronger in my lower body to be able to stay of my blocks longer, and in pass blocking I just need to make sure my feet are under me in good balance,” said Richmond.

With Richmond traveling all over the county to meet with different teams, not every visit has been the same.

“With the team work outs I have been to it has been different, some teams want you work you out and see how you stack up against the other tackles, and other teams just want to chat it up and get to know you as a person,” said Richmond.

The draft process hasn’t always easy for Richmond, but he know it is once in a lifetime opportunity.

“This process has been stressful at times, but it is a good strain on your mind,” said Richmond. “You only have one time to go through this process, so you have to give it all you got, and I am just going to keep being me no matter what happens.”

Well what will happen is that Nick Richmond will get a shot to play in the NFL for some team and that team will be very happy they gave Richmond a shot.

Indiana’s Mayberry a linebacker to fit any scheme

Just because you don’t get invited to the NFL Scouting Combine doesn’t mean you have no shot at getting draft. Indiana’s linebacker Matt Mayberry might be one of this year’s players that get drafted that didn’t go to the NFL Scouting Combine.

This past season Mayberry lead the team with 108 total tackles, was second of the team with 11 tackles for loss, also had 5.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions. He is a good overall linebacker who has good instincts, can run and chase and should could play inside in a 3-4 or outside in a 4-3 as a weak side linebacker.

“Before the Pro Day I was mainly hearing from 4-3 teams, now after the Pro Day and teams have seen my speed I have heard from a number of 3-4 teams,” said Mayberry.

Well that is because Mayberry had a great Pro Day, he checked in at 6012 and 235 pounds. He posted times of 4.45 & 4.48 in the 40 yard dash. He also ran a 4.08 in the 20-yard shuttle, a 6.84 in the 3-cone drill, with a 9'11" broad jump and a 31.5" vertical. Mayberry also had 24 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

“I have always been a fast guy, but training at Ignition, they helped me perform like I did at the Pro Day,” said Mayberry. “A lot of people thought I was going to run in the 4.6 range and I think that I shock them with what I ran.”

Mayberry has worked out for a number of NFL teams personally including the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots, two very different types of defenses. The Bears play a 4-3 defense with mainly Tampa-Two scheme principals, and the Patriots are a 3-4 defense that attack offense in many different ways.

With his speed and athleticism Mayberry will be able to come into the NFL and contribute right away on special teams, so things he like do.

“I think one of my biggest strengths is my focus on special teams and I played on specials every year besides my senior year, and I wanted to but the coaches just wanted me to focus on defense,” said Mayberry.

But Mayberry doesn’t think he has everything figured out and knows what he needs to do to improve his game.

“I think one of the things I need to keep working on is footwork, showing the ability to shed blockers and that is something that I can fix,” said Mayberry. “When I have talked with teams they like my speed, but they have told me I need to shed block better.”

Mayberry is a hard worker and isn’t just resting on his great Pro Day and waiting for the NFL Draft to come around he is still working hard.

“Now the biggest thing is change gears in my training going from more Pro Day training to now more conditioning and football training,” said Mayberry. “I’m still working hard and making sure I am in the best shape of my life.”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

NFL Draft News & Notes

-- Former NFL offensive coordinator and current Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman was front and center at Notre Dame junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen's Pro Day as he helped set-up the scripted workout that the possible Top-10 pick performed in front of NFL scouts. By all accounts the script was one much preferred to the one performed recently by Oklahoma junior quarterback Sam Bradford at his own Pro Day workout as Clausen threw many more down-field passes so his arm strength and the velocity on his ball was much easier to evaluate than at Bradford's workout. Trestman was believed to be a candidate for the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders head coaching positions this past off-season and his continued work with helping to groom young NFL-bound quarterbacks will certainly keep his name among the hopeful NFL head coaching candidates in 2011, as well.

-- Promising their anonymity here is a list of who several key NFL evaluators think will be the best draft valued players per position, in other words, who they believe will be key contributors without necessarily being the highest rated or first drafted prospect at each position:

*Three prospects were listed if there was a tie among the dozen people we spoke to.

QB: Jarrett Brown (West Virginia), John Skelton (Fordham)
RB: Montario Hardesty (Tennessee), Deji Karim (Southern Illinois)
FB: Chris Zardas (Massachusetts), Cory Jackson (Maryland)
WR: Golden Tate (Notre Dame), Mike Williams (Syracuse), Kyle Williams (Arizona State)
TE: Clay Harbor (Missouri State), Jimmy Dray (Stanford)
OC: Joe Hawley (UNLV), Ted Larsen (NC State)
OG: Chris DeGeare (Wake Forest), Marshall Newhouse (TCU)
OT: Rodger Saffold (Indiana), Jared Veldheer (Hillsdale)

DE: EJ Wilson (North Carolina), Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (Washington), Hall Davis (UL-Lafayette)
DT: Torell Troup (Central Florida), Tyson Alualu (California)
ILB: Phillip Dillard (Nebraska), Travis Goethel (Arizona State)
OLB: Jason Worilds (Virginia Tech), Arthur Moats (James Madison), Keaton Kristick (Oregon State)
CB: Jerome Murphy (South Florida), Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (Indiana, PA), Kevin Thomas (USC)
S: Major Wright (Florida), Larry Asante (Nebraska)

K/P: Garrett Lindholm (Tarleton State), Scott Ravanesi (Southern Illinois)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Houston’s Brinkley always looking for an advantage

Houston cornerback Brandon Brinkley has been a starter at cornerback since his freshman season and he is one of handful of players in Houston history that competed in four bowl games during their collegiate careers and now looks to have an impact at the next level.

This season Brinkley was fifth on team with 75 tackles, including 50 solo stops, and was second with 4 interceptions, one that he returned for a touchdown. As a junior he lead the team with 15 pass breakups and ranked fifth with 74 tackles and had 4 interceptions, one that he returned for a touchdown.

Brinkley knows that going against the wide open passing attack of Houston in practice every day has help him become a better overall player for the next level.

“The NFL is turning into a passing game, and with the offense that we have here at Houston it has prepared me for that, as far as all the route combinations, plus we have small speedy quick receivers and we have the 6-3, big and physical receivers,” said Brinkley.

But just because he had success in college and faced a NFL type passing game in practice doesn’t mean he doesn’t think he can improve.

“I need to work on stay in my back petal longer, and just need to focus on doing my job and not worry about trying to do everyone else job,” said Brinkley. “I need to make sure I do my assignment and make sure my responsibility is taken care of.”

Brinkley loves to get in the film room and watch what the wide receivers that he faces are trying to do to get open and make sure that he picks up on the little things.

“I know the game of football, I try to be a step a head of the receiver, I study the little things to get an advantage,” said Brinkley.

Brinkley is a good overall athlete that has good size for a cornerback and has fluid hips, and shows good change of direction skills. He has shown that he has been a productive college player and facing the offense he has in practice every day should help him at the next level.

Tulsa cornerback Destin gaining momentum

When you think about Oklahoma cornerbacks you don’t think of Tulsa first in your mind, but Tulsa has one of the fast rising players in this years draft in cornerback John Destin. He had a very good senior season with 44 total tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 4 interceptions and 5 pass break-ups, and then followed it up with a great Pro Day.

“This process has been crazy, I had no clue how it all was going to be, but the coaches at Tulsa told me if I had a good Pro Day then I would get some looks,” said Destin.

Well he did have a good Pro Day he was 5-foot-11 7/8, and 191 pounds, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds, the three-cone drill in 6.82-seconds, and the short shuttle 4.15-seconds. He measured a 34-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, and did 16 bench-press repetitions of 225 pounds.

“I think Pro Day answered a lot of questions about my speed, the position drills show how fluid my hip are,” said Destin.

Destin has gathered some momentum and has turned his Pro Day workout into a personal workout with the Miami Dolphins and also has one schedule with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

But Destin knows that it is very hard to predict what is going to happen in the NFL Draft, and you only can control what you can do.

“The thing about this process is that you have no clue about what the coaches, and scouts are thinking in their war room, so you just have to control what you can,” said Destin. “I will bring a lot of physicality to the position, and I have a lot of confidence and I am a very hard worker.”

One thing we do know is that Destin will be able to show his physical skills this summer in a NFL teams training camp.

Florida’s receiver Nelson a fast riser on draft boards

Florida wide receiver David Nelson is one of the biggest post season risers at the wide receiver position this year. He was a late addition to the Texas vs. the Nation game and came in a performed well and had a great Pro Day at Florida.

“I thought it (Texas vs. the Nation game) helped me out a lot, the scouts where impressed that even that I was a late addition that I came in ready to play and I wasn’t nervous and I just came to play football,” said Nelson. “The interaction with the scouts was great, it allowed me to show them what kind of person I am, and what type of character I have.”

At his Pro Day Nelson measured in at a height of 6-foot-5, 217 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.09 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.76 seconds. He measured a 38-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-4 1/2 broad jump and completed 16 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press.

He thought that getting one-on-one training and his preparation before the Pro Day really helped him put up the numbers he did.

“I wanted to train somewhere where it was more one on one type training. We did 5 or 6 mock Pro Days, so I knew what I was doing and also what I need to improve on,” said Nelson.

Nelson is a big receiver that at Florida played behind the likes of Percy Harvin, last year NFL rookie of the year and Riley Cooper, but showed when he had an opportunity he could make a play. As a junior he appeared in every game except Ole Miss, and his 12 receptions and 228 receiving yards were more than his two previous seasons combined, and had five touchdowns on only 12 receptions in 2008. This past season had 25 catches for 291 yards and 2 touchdowns.

One thing about Nelson is that he knows what are his strengths and what he needs to work on at the next level and plans on doing that.

“My strengths are my size, speed and quickness, I also know the game well, and I use that to my advantage,” said Nelson. “I need to be more physical, get stronger to be able to get off the jams and get a better release and I need to be more aggressive.”

Nelson will get that opportunity to improve his game at the next level.

Minnesota’s Lawrence a lighting quick linebacker

When you watch University of Minnesota linebacker Simoni Lawrence of the football field you see that he is like a flash of lighting and packs a thundering hit. Lawrence knows he has the speed to play at the next level but also knows he need to improve on wrapping up tackles and not just trying to lay them out.

“I think when I come into a camp, I can show I have got the speed to run with everyone, I am physical enough, I am a leader,” said Lawrence. “In the past I always try to make the big hit, and I have tried to hit people with out wrapping up, and sometimes that cause missed tackles. At the Texas vs. the Nation game my focus was showing the scouts that I could wrap up and I had a field day.”

Lawrence as a junior earned playing time in all 13 games with five starts and ranked fifth on the team in total tackles with 66, was second on the team in tackles for losses with 10.5, including 4 sacks. This past season he had 85 tackles total tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 1 interception, and was invited to the 2010 NFL Combine.

At the NFL Combine he performed very well and decided to stand on his numbers in the vertical jump (40 inches), broad jump (10 foot – 3 inches) and his 225 bench press (21 reps) and not redo them at his Pro Day. At his Pro Day he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.25 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.80 seconds.

“The combine was fun, it is a place where athletes love to go and compete and show there ability, and I love to compete,” said Lawrence. “But I wanted to show the scouts I could run faster and did that at my Pro Day.”

Lawrence has a great attitude and is willing to whatever it takes to get on the field and makes plays in any defense, even willing to play inside in the 3-4 defense.

“I’m willing to do anything the team needs me to do, if that is playing weak side in the 4-3 or inside in the 3-4, I will make plays,” said Lawrence.

With Lawrence speed and athleticism he will make play on Sunday whatever team he goes to.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Baylor safety Lake a hard nose football player

Safety Jordan Lake of Baylor is one of the nicest people off the field, but when he gets on to the football field is a heat seeking missile at the safety position.

Lake as a junior was a First-team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches, and Associated Press he had 97 total tackles, 3 interceptions and 10 pass break-ups. This season had 92 total tackles and 2 tackles for loss. He knows that he has the ability to get better at the next level.

“I need to work on my man to man coverage skills, NFL defense require that, also my man free concepts, which both I didn’t really get much of a chance to do (at Baylor),” said Lake.

Lake is a hard nose football player who loves the game of football and that shows out on the field, and he knows his strengths.

“One of my biggest strengths is game intelligence, my feel for the game, I don’t get beat on play action, and I am a good tackler,” said Lake.

At Lake’s Pro Day he measured in at 6-1, 209 pounds and ran the 40 yard dash in 4.79 seconds, the short shuttle in 4.54 seconds, and the three cone drill in 7.29 seconds. He measured a 30 inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-8 inch broad jump and did 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.

“Pro Day is good and bad, they want to see the raw athletic ability that you have, and sometime people get drafted based on numbers,” said Lake. “People without the great workout numbers can play, and I hope to prove the ones that don’t think that wrong.”

Lake might not have had the best workout number of the all the safeties in this years draft class, but one things that NFL teams like in a safety is intelligences and Lake has that. He has had workouts already with the Atlanta Falcons and the Houston Texans so far and hopes to have more before the draft is here.

“I’m a football player, I am not a world class athlete, but I know I can play football,” said Lake.

That is what Lake is a hard nose football player both on defense and special teams and because of that will have a great shot in the NFL.

Monday, April 5, 2010

How the McNabb trade effects the draft.

With the news that the Philadelphia Eagles traded quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins, not only is Washington getting a possible Hall of Fame type quarterback but now the impact of the NFL Draft will be felt.

Now with the Redskins have their quarterback there is no shot that they will draft Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen, if like we figure the St. Louis Rams draft Sam Bradford number one overall. The Redskins will most likely draft the best offensive tackle at number four hoping that Russell Okung of Oklahoma State is still there.

So the biggest question mark is where does Clausen go, well right now it looks like he will be available for the Buffalo Bills to select him with the ninth overall pick, but if he doesn’t go there how far will he fall. Would the Jacksonville Jaguars think about him at number ten? Or what about the San Francisco 49ers and one of their two first round picks if they are not sold on Alex Smith. Then there is always the Oakland Raiders, and we know they where looking at Donovan McNabb. A dark house could be the Kansas City Chiefs, since Clausen’s former head coach Charlie Weis is now the offensive coordinator and he has been all around the country working out college quarterback so that tells me they are not sold on quarterback Matt Cassel.

The other person in this situation is Jason Campbell and where does he go now, the Redskins don’t have to trade him, but I would think that they would want to. Some dentations for him could be Buffalo, Jacksonville, Carolina, Cleveland, or even Oakland. We have to see, but things now are getting more interesting.

Another note of interest, the Eagles only have two quarterbacks on their roster, so expect them to draft one late, or sign a few as un-drafted rookie free-agents.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Early Look at the 2011 NFL Draft


QB:
Jake Locker, Washington
Pat Devlin, Delaware/Penn State
Jerrod Johnson, Texas A&M
Case Keenum, Houston
Christian Ponder, Florida State

RB:
DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
Evan Royster, Penn State
Noel Devine, West Virginia
Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
Daniel Thomas, Kansas State

FB:
Stanley Havili, USC
D.J. Williams, Arkansas (H-B/TE)
Charles Clay, Tulsa
Ryan Houston, North Carolina
Robert Hughes, Notre Dame

WR:
Terrance Toliver, LSU
Austin Pettis, Boise State
Ronald Johnson, USC
Armon Binns, Cincinnati
Leonard Hankerson, Miami U.

TE:
Lance Kendricks, Wisconsin (H-Back)
Weslye Sanders, South Carolina
Luke Stocker, Tennessee
Konrad Reuland, Stanford
Mike McNeill, Nebraska

OC:
Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State
Kristofer O'Dowd, USC
Ryan McMahon, Florida State
Colin Baxter, Arizona
Daniel Wenger, Notre Dame

OG:
Justin Boren, Ohio State
Michael Pouncey, Florida
Rodney Hudson, Florida State
John Moffitt, Wisconsin
Orlando Franklin, Miami U. (OT)

OT:
Nate Solder, Colorado
Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin
Lee Ziemba, Auburn
Marcus Cannon, TCU

DE:
Greg Romeus, Pittsburgh
Cameron Heyward, Ohio State
Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
Jeremy Beal, Oklahoma
Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State

DT:
Allen Bailey, Miami U.
Marvin Austin, North Carolina
Jerrell Powe, Mississippi
Stephen Paea, Oregon State
Kendrick Ellis, Hampton U./South Carolina

ILB:
Greg Jones, Michigan State
Quan Sturdivant, North Carolina
Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
Casey Matthews, Oregon
Alex Wujciak, Maryland

OLB:
Bruce Carter, North Carolina
Von Miller, Texas A&M
Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut
Michael Morgan, USC
Chris Walker, Tennessee

CB:
Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
Kendric Burney, North Carolina
Curtis Brown, Texas
Prince Amukamara, Nebraska
Rashad Carmichael, Virginia Tech

FS:
Deunta Williams, North Carolina
Chris Culliver, South Carolina
Quinton Carter, Oklahoma
Tejay Johnson, TCU
Mark LeGree, Appalachian State

SS:
DeAndre McDaniel, Clemson
Eric Hagg, Nebraska
Jermale Hines, Ohio State
Jay Valai, Wisconsin
Shiloh Keo, Idaho

SPT:
Kai Forbath, UCLA, K
Alex Henery, Nebraska, K
Derek Epperson, Baylor, P
Chas Henry, Florida, P
Ryan Donahue, Iowa, P