Monday, February 20, 2012

5 Quarterback’s that can help themselves at the NFL Combine

QB Brock Osweiler, Arizona State – Some people didn’t expect Osweiler to come out early and some question if being over 6-7 will effect his mobility. One thing we know is that he has a strong arm and can make all the throws, but, he needs to show touch on the ball at the combine in order to move up team's draft boards.

QB Darron Thomas, Oregon – It was a shock to many when Thomas decided to come out early for the NFL Draft. These people think he is too raw of a passer and that he needs his senior year to develop before taking his skills to the NFL.  His athleticism should rank him high among the "Athletes", but his real test will come in the throwing drills to see if he can make all of the NFL throws and that his success wasn’t a product of Oregon's system.

QB BJ Coleman, Tennessee - Chattanooga- Coleman was one of the higher rated senior quarterbacks in the spring but ended up hurting his shoulder and missed a good amount of time this past season.  He showed well at the East-West Shrine game and the medical part of the NFL combine will be just as important as what he does on the field.

QB Aaron Corp, Richmond – Corp transferred from USC to Richmond and had some success there but not as much as you would expect from a blue chip high school recruit who was a starter at USC.  At the Players All-Star Classic he showed why NFL teams are interested in him as he can make all the throws and showed good athletic ability. With a solid showing at the NFL combine he could move his stock up.

QB Jordan Jefferson, LSU – Jefferson had some well documented off the field issues and the biggest part of the NFL Combine for him will be the interview process. We all know that Jordan has the physical tools. At the Players All-Star Classic he showed his off his arm and legs in the practices and in the game. Fortunately, he was a  late add to the NFL Combine and with a good showing in the interview rooms his stock could be on the rise. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

VanFulpen's 2012 NFL Mock Draft

1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck QB, Stanford
2. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State
3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil OT, USC
4. Cleveland Browns - Robert Griffin III QB, Baylor
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Trent Richardson RB, Alabama
6. Washington Redskins - Morris Claiborne CB, LSU
7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Quinton Couples DE, North Carolina
8. Miami Dolphins - Riley Reiff OT, Iowa
9. Carolina Panthers - Michael Brockers DT, LSU
10. Buffalo Bills - Whitney Mercilus DE/OLB, Illinois
11. Kansas City Chiefs - Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford
12. Seattle Seahawks - Melvin Ingram DE, South Carolina
13. Arizona Cardinals - David DeCastro OG, Stanford
14. Dallas Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Alabama
15. Philadelphia Eagles - Luke Kuechly, ILB, Boston College
16. New York Jets - Courtney Upshaw OLB/DE, Alabama
17. Cincinnati Bengals - Lamar Miller RB, Miami (Fla.)
18. San Diego Chargers - Janoris Jenkins CB, North Alabama
19. Chicago Bears - Michael Floyd WR, Notre Dame
20. Tennessee Titans - Nick Perry OLB/DE, USC
21. Cincinnati Bengals - Mark Barron SS, Alabama
22. Cleveland Browns - Zach Brown OLB, North Carolina
23. Detroit Lions - Alfonzo Dennard CB, Nebraska
24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Cordy Glenn OG, Georgia
25. Denver Broncos - Devon Still DT, Penn State
26. Houston Texans - Alshon Jeffery WR, South Carolina
27. New England Patriots - Fletcher Cox DE/DT, Mississippi State
28. Green Bay Packers - Billy Winn DE, Boise State
29. Baltimore Ravens - Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
30. San Francisco 49ers - Rueben Randle, WR LSU 
31. New England Patriots - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
32. New York Giants - Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

Thursday, February 16, 2012

VanFulpen's Top 10 S for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Mark Barron, Alabama
2. Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
3. George Iloka, Boise State
4. Antonio Allen, South Carolina
5. Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State
6. Aaron Henry, Wisconsin
7. Matt Daniels, Duke
8. Janzen Jackson, McNeese State
9. Kelcie McCray, Arkansas State
10. Tramain Thomas, Arkansas

VanFulpen's Top 10 CB for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Morris Claiborne, LSU
2. Dre Kirkpatrick, Alabama
3. Alfonzo Dennard, Nebraska
4. Janoris Jenkins, North Alabama
5. Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina
6. Brandon Boykin, Georgia
7. Chase Minnifield, Virginia
8. Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech
9. Leonard Johnson, Iowa State
10. Jamell Fleming, Oklahoma

VanFulpen's Top 10 ILB for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Luke Kuechly, Boston College
2. Dont'a Hightower, Alabama
3. Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State
4. James-Michael Johnson, Nevada
5. Audie Cole, North Carolina State
6. Jerry Franklin, Arkansas
7. Mychal Kendricks, Cal
8. Chris Galippo, USC
9. Najee Good, West Virgnia 
10. Shawn Loiseau, Merrimack

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

VanFulpen's Top 10 OLB for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama 
2. Zach Brown, North Carolina 
3. Bobby Wagner, Utah State 
4. Lavonte David, Nebraska 
5. Sean Spence, Miami (FL)
6. Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma 
7. Travis Lewis, Oklahoma 
8. Jonathan Massaquoi, Troy
9. Shea McClellin, Boise State 
10. Nigel Bradham, Florida State 

VanFulpen's Top 10 DT for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Devon Still, Penn State 
2. Michael Brockers, LSU 
3. Jerel Worthy, Michigan State 
4. Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State 
5. Dontari Poe, Memphis 
6. Jared Crick, Nebraska
7. Brandon Thompson, Clemson 
8. Mike Martin, Michigan 
9. Marcus Forston, Miami (FL)
10. Kendall Reyes, UConn

VanFulpen's Top 10 DE for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Quinton Coples, North Carolina 
2. Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
3. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois 
4. Nick Perry, USC 
5. Vinny Curry, Marshall 
6. Chandler Jones, Syracuse
7. Andre Branch, Clemson
8. Billy Winn, Boise State 
9. Cam Johnson, Virginia 
10. Tyrone Crawford, Boise State 

VanFulpen's Top 10 C for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Peter Konz, Wisconsin 
2. Ben Jones, Georgia 
3. Michael Brewster, Ohio State 
4. David Molk, Michigan 
5. Philip Blake, Baylor 
6. Mason Cloy, Clemson 
7. William Vlachos, Alabama
8. Quentin Saulsberry, Mississippi State 
9. Garth Gerhart, Arizona State 
10. Grant Garner, Oklahoma State 

VanFulpen's Top 10 OG for 2012 NFL Draft

1. David DeCastro, Stanford 
2. Cordy Glenn, Georgia 
3. Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State 
4. Brandon Brooks, Miami (Ohio)
5. Brandon Washington, Miami (FL)
6. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin 
7. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State 
8. Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh 
9. Senio Kelemete, Washington 
10. Desmond Wynn, Rutgers

VanFulpen's Top 10 OT for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Matt Kalil, USC 
2. Jonathan Martin, Stanford 
3. Riley Reiff, Iowa 
4. Zebrie Sanders, Florida State 
5. Mike Adams, Ohio State 
6. Matt McCants, UAB 
7. Bobby Massie, Mississippi
8. Tony Bergstrom, Utah 
9. James Brown, Troy 
10. Michell Schwartz, Cal

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

VanFulpen's Top 10 TE for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Dwayne Allen, Clemson 
2. Orson Charles, Georgia 
3. Coby Fleener, Stanford 
4. Michael Egnew, Missouri 
5. Brian Linthicum, Michigan State 
6. Ladarius Green, La-Lafayette 
7. Deangelo Peterson, LSU 
8. Kevin Koger, Michigan 
9. Rhett Ellison, USC 
10. Nick Provo, Syracuse 

VanFulpen's Top 10 WR for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State 
2. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina 
3. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame 
4. Rueben Randle, LSU 
5. Kendall Wright, Baylor 
6. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers 
7. Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech 
8. Nick Toon, Wisconsin 
9. Dwight Jones, North Carolina 
10. Joe Adams, Arkansas 

VanFulpen's Top 10 RB for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Trent Richardson, Alabama
2. Lamar Miller, Miami(FL)
3. David Wilson, Virginia Tech 
4. Chris Polk, Washington 
5. Doug Martin, Boise State 
6. Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M 
7. Isaiah Pead, Cincinati 
8. Bernard Pierce, Temple 
9. LaMichael James, Oregon 
10. Brandon Bolden, Mississippi 

VanFulpen's Top 10 QB for 2012 NFL Draft

1. Andrew Luck, Stanford
2. Robert Griffin III, Baylor
3. Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
4. Brock Osweiler,  Arizona State
5. Nick Foles, Arizona
6. Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
7. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
8. Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
9. B.J. Coleman, Chattanooga
10. Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois