||Skelton has good size and a big-time arm.
He also moves well for a 240+ pound quarterback. Coming
out of a small school, he will need time to develop, but has a
big upside. Of the beyond the first two-rounds of the
draft, Skelton has the best chance to be a top tier starter down
||Robinson is a better athlete than you may
think, has a better arm than you may think, and has better
leadership abilities than you may think. Robinson may
never be a top tier starter, but I see him at worst, as a top
tier backup quarterback, and at best a starter a team can win
||Teams looking for Tim Tebow may be better
served waiting a bit and drafting LeFevour. He possess
much of the same athleticism as Tebow, including his running
ability. In the right system, LeFeVour could eventually
grow into a solid starter.
||Hardesty is a big tough back who had an
excellent senior year. However, he has better speed than
many think, is quick and is an explosive athlete. He also
caught 25 balls for over 300 yards his senior year. Why
nobody is singing his praises confounds me. It wouldn't
surprise me if he has a better NFL career than Ryan Matthews who
most have as the #2 rated running back in the draft.
||Blount is a big strong kid with excellent
cutting ability who will be a very effective early down back who
can be paired with a smaller, faster back.
||Starks is the type of back who fights for
yardage, reads his blocks well and is a solid receiver. He
is a good one cut and go back. Coming off injury, he still
managed to show good speed during his workout. Starks
could get lost in the draft and turn out to be a later round gem
for the team that selects him.
||While everyone is talking up McCluster, as a
mighty-mite playmaker, and for good reason based on his college
production, personally I wouldn't grab him in round two or
three. I would wait until round five or six and grab
Sharp, a similar (if not better) athlete who can serve in the
same role as McCluster.
||When all is said and done it wouldn't surprise
me if Tate ends up as the most dangerous playmaking wide
receiver in this draft. He doesn't have prototypical size,
but he has desire and mad skills.
||White may be the most underrated player in this
draft. The former walk on has excellent size and strength,
has very good hands and concentration, makes both the difficult
catches and is a reliable third down option to help teams move
the chains. What more could you want?
||Gilyard is a dynamo on the field. He is a
difference-maker in the return game and makes big plays as a
wide receiver. If I were to compare the feel I get from
him, because I expected a better forty based on what I saw, it
is the same as for Chad "Ochocino" Johnson.
He'll run as fast as he needs to on the field to make a play,
but not as fast when there is no one he has to beat.
||Jeremy Williams is one of those guys who is
better on the field than he works out. He knows how to get
open, catches naturally, and makes gets yards after the
catch. He may be drafted with the idea of being a #3
wideout, but could quickly change a teams mind and become a
||Here is a kid who caught 98 balls for 1339
yards his senior year. He then has one of the best
workouts of all wide receivers in the draft with a 4.40 forty
and an eye-popping 6.60 three cone. Yes he is a bit small
at a shade under 5'11" 186 pounds, but he should at least,
seem intriguing to you. He is to me.
||Hmm, a receiver who is 6'2", 216 who has
good long speed (4.46 forty) and the quickness and cutting
ability of the "slippery slot" receivers (4.09 short
shuttle, 6.45 three-cone). Oh yeah and the explosive athleticism
that matches the best players available in the draft (41.5"
broad jump), good production his senior year (53 for 727) and
good character means he could be a steal for a team on day two
of the draft.
||Moturi was very productive his senior year (53
- 974). He has good speed and makes sharp cuts. As a
late round receiver he could be a nice surprise for the team
that selects him in the draft.
||Pitta is my top rated tight end in the
draft. He catches everything. He has the strength,
attitude and desire to be a plus blocker and has good speed and
quickness for a tight end. He has All Pro potential.
||Let's see ... former basketball player fairly
new to football ... great size at 6'6 1/4", 260 lbs ... ran
a 4.53 forty ... showed good receiving skills during the post
season ... I say draft him, be patient and you'll have a
difference-maker on offense in a couple of years.
||Quarless is a star in waiting. He has
good athleticism and excellent hands. He is a bit of a hit
or miss prospect, but I'm betting on the hit.
||Harbor is extremely strong (30 bench presses),
has good speed and good hands, and is a top athlete. He
will be a very valuable player who can play fullback, h-back,
tight end, and be a top special teams player.
||For a team that values athleticism and speed
over brute strength on it offensive line (e.g. zone blocking
teams), Williams is the best tackle in the draft.
||Veldheer is a big kid with strength, speed,
quickness and athleticism. He will need to to develop, but
will be a top starter down the line. While Campbell was
the workout star at the Combine amongst offensive lineman,
Veldheer actually had a better short shuttle, three-cone,
vertical jump, and broad jump. He also had 32 bench
presses and ran a very respectable 5.07 forty. Oh yeah, he
is 6'8.1", 312 lbs.
||Washington has the physical skills to be a
solid NFL starter. He had some concerns off the field, but
most appear to be when he younger. I believe if a team
takes a chance on him, they will like what they get.
||Welch is a strong kid who should be available
later in the draft. However, he should be a contributor
over the long run in the NFL as a quality backup who could hold
his own as a stop gap starter when needed.
||Petrus is one of the strongest players in the
draft. As a former fullback and tight end he is still
learning the position, but has tremendous potential. He
could go higher than some think.
||Lauvao is a good run blocker. He played
out of position at tackle his senior year which may be a reason
he is a bit overlooked leading up to the draft. However,
he is a strong, tough kid who teams that play power football
||Carter is a guard who is an effective pass
blocker as well as a mauler in the run game. Therefore, he
offers a team versatility as a backup since he can play guard
and can hold up if needed at tackle. Down the line he
could be a solid starter at guard as well.
||Tennant is a battler with good strength and
good feet. I look for him to be a solid starting NFL
center, possibly even the best in this class which would
||Byers is an underrated prospect. He is
stronger and quicker than many realize. He could be a
||Short arms, not overly fast, adequate but not
great strength; sound like a player I would put onj my
underrated list? Maybe not, but Estes just gets it done on
the field. he is an overachiever who will fight his way
onto a NFL roster.
||Graham is one of the best players in this
draft. While many look at him as a 3-4 outside linebacker,
I believe he will be best served as a 4-3 defensive end.
He is known as a dynamic pass rusher, however, he is also very
good against the run.
||Te'o-Nesheim was considered a tough,
highly-competitive kid with a motor that runs constantly.
Then he worked out. He showed the quickness and cutting
ability of a running back and the athleticism of a
linebacker. Te'o-Nesheim will be an outright steal for
someone in the draft.
||Here's a real sleeper for you. Daniels
had 8.5 sacks last year. He then went to Texas vs. the
nation All Star Game and didn't pop. Now an after-thought
for many, he has my attention again because he showed why he was
a good player at Cincinnati by having as good of a workout
across the board as any defensive end in the draft.
||Williams is a big kid who plays the run very
well and will make a 3-4 team very happy as a solid nose tackle.
||Alualu is the rare defensive tackle who will be
of value to both 4-3 teams, especially ones that like quick,
athletic tackles; and 3-4 teams since he has the athletic
ability to kick out to end in that alignment. Alualu is a hustler
who is always around the ball.
||Atkins has a nice mix of speed, quickness and
strength. He will be a solid NFL player as either a 3-4
end or 4-3 tackle. In fact he could be a 3-4 end who kicks
inside to rush the passer in the nickel if the team employs a
||Joseph is a strong, quick defensive tackle with
good size. With the depth at defensive tackle in this
draft he could get a bit lost. But he will be a solid NFL
||Mitchell may be the fastest defensive tackle in
this draft. while a defensive tackle at Arizona, I see him
as a defensive end in the 3-4.
||Weatherspoon may be my favorite player in the
draft. While he has the skill set to be a terrific
sideline-to-sideline WILL, I like him as a middle linebacker in
a 4-3 defense. He is fast, athletic, strong, and a vocal
leader. He is a player a defense can be built around.
||Why this kid isn't getting more attention
puzzles me. He is a tackling machine with great strength, quickness,
athleticism and speed. He will be top notch inside
linebacker for the team that drafts him.
||Carter is a better football player than
athlete. He is strong and has good football
instincts. He needs to bulk up a bit because I believe his
future is inside in a 3-4 defense. While he may not be
being thought of as a starter currently, I wouldn't bet against
||Okay, I have put myself on the line here.
I have Watson as my top rated outside linebacker (I have
Weatherspoon listed as an inside linebacker). This kid is
a good football player and a great, and I mean great
athlete. He is the prototypical 4-3 WILL. Watson
will be a difference-maker in the NFL.
||Of all the conversion players (defensive end to
3-4 outside linebacker), Worilds intrigues me the most.
While players like Hughes and Kindle are more sure things,
Worilds may have more upside (as well as more risk of
failure). Since he is on my "list" you know I'm
betting on success, not failure.
||Misi is a college defensive end many have
projected as a 3-4 OLB. Personally, I like him as an ILB
in a 3-4. He hustles, has a nose for the ball, and is a
||Prior to getting injured at the Senior Bowl,
Schofield looked like he was transitioning to 3-4 OLB very
well. His injury will hurt his draft status, but if he
heals well, he could be a player to watch in 2011.
||Clayton is a tremendous athlete who will be a
terror on special teams. Long term he could be a useful
backup linebacker or possibly, if converted to strong safety, a
||I know, I know, people say he is
inconsistent. But he's still young and has so much natural
ability he can take it for granted at times that he will be
successful. Robinson is the best man-to-man cover corner
in this draft. In fact, he is my top rated corner in this
||McCourty is a top special teams player as well
as a top cornerback. He is another great athlete and the
team that drafts him will be getting a long term starter.
||Ghee is not getting the pub that many other
corners are in this draft, but he is in the mix to be the best
after the top four (Robinson, Harden, Wilson, McCourty).
||Verner is more quick than fast and will be a
nickel corner covering slot receivers or a starter for a team
plating the Tampa Two defense. However, he will be a very
good in the right role.
||Carroll would have been more of a player to
watch if he didn't break his leg last year. However,
before that he was considered a very good cover corner.
However, his workout left no doubt that he has recovered from
his injury and he will be a legitimate steal in this
||Wall is a fighter with good football
instincts. He doesn't have the quickness or athleticism of
many of the other corners in the draft, but he gets the job done
on the field. Wall is the type of player you want on your
bench. when given an opportunity to play, he will surprise
||Burney is an under the radar prospect who
played well and had a terrific workout. He should find his
way onto a NFL roster, be a core special teams player, and
compete for playing time in the base defense. He's not
afraid to mix it up and has good strength for a cornerback.
||While Berry and Thomas are getting the pub at
free safety, and deservingly so, Burnett is a great consolation
prize for a team that couldn't secure one of those two
players. Burnett will mix it up and has a nose for the
||Miles is a good athlete as well as a good
football player. He currently isn't getting much
attention, but he will be a core special teams player with a
chance to grow into a starter.
||I don't care what people are saying, in the
right system this kid will be a terror. He is a big-time
athlete with excellent speed. He could be a Rodney
Harrison type, great in the box, okay in coverage, but will make
the interception to help kill drives (and yes I know many do not
think he has great ball balls, I see the potential in him to
develop that skill).
||Stuckey is a very underrated prospect. He
is tackling machine with great instincts and good speed. I
would want him on my team.
||Chancellor is a big for a safety but has surprisingly
good cover skills. He will start off as a core special
teams player and will develop into a long term starter at strong
||Skinner is a player who always seems to be
around the ball. He does his job quietly so he often goes
unnoticed, but will be a nice surprise for the team that drafts