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Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Inside Linebackers

1. McClain, Rolando* Alabama 6030 255 4.70

2. Spikes, Brandon Florida 6030 250 4.70

3. Johnson, Micah Kentucky 6021 256 4.83

4. Angerer, Pat Iowa 5114 233 4.70

Junior entry, Rolando McClain is instinctive and relentless in his play.
Sudden to read and react. A defensive quarterback. Effective edge blitzer
that also scrapes tight off either tackle to help bottle up the running game.
Brandon Spikes was slowed by a groin pull early in the year. Can play
inside or outside, depending on the scheme. Productive edge rusher. Big,
physical, and instinctive. Micah Johnson has good instincts and lateral
quickness. Has the size to fill the inside gaps. Needs work on shedding the
low cut blocks better. Stronger in the running game than pass defense at
this point. Two down linebacker. Pat Angerer is productive sideline to
sideline and has top end instincts and feel for the game. Always around the
ball. Intense and fills the running lanes with strength and gusto. Good
leader. AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Jamar Chaney (Mississippi State), Phillip
Dillard (Nebraska), Travis Goethel (Arizona State), Boris Lee (Troy),
Mike McLaughlin (Boston College), Roddrick Muckelroy (Texas), Darryl
Sharpton (Miami), Nathan Triplett (Minnesota), Daryl Washington (Texas
Christian), Kion Wilson (South Florida)

Underclassmen: Rolando McClain (Alabama)

Average number of inside linebackers drafted per year: 16

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Defensive Tackles

1. Suh, Ndamukong Nebraska 6037 295 4.95

2. McCoy, Gerald* Oklahoma 6037 300 5.00

3. Price, Brian* UCLA 6020 300 4.95

4. Jones, Arthur Syracuse 6030 302 5.10

5. Odrick, Jared Penn State 6040 305 5.00

6. Williams,Dan Tennessee 6030 327 5.25

(NT) Cody, Terrence Alabama 6035 375 5.80

Ndamukong Suh and his agent should start negotiations with the St.
Louis Rams. He needs the Combine for physical only. This is one player
that will be worth every penny of a 50+ million dollar contract. A Pro-
Bowler in waiting. Gerald McCoy, junior entry that regularly draws
double teams. Intense and explosive. Powerful lower body strength.
Controls blocker with hands and quick shed. Hustles to the ball and makes
a play. Has pass rush skills and ability to press pocket. Brian Price,
junior entry, is another fast twitch disruptive defensive lineman that knows
how to use his hands. Explosive gap quickness to penetrate and get up the
field. Relentless with a burst to the quarterback. Arthur Jones had surgery
on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee causing him to miss the last 3
games. Strong, quick, athletic, and instinctive. Can play a 4-3 tackle or
project to a 3-4 defensive end. Jared Odrick is another versatile defensive
lineman that can play tackle or end, depending on a team’s scheme. Big-10
Defensive Lineman of the Year. Physical and competitive. Terrence Cody
is the top 3-4 nose tackle in the 2010 Draft. Plays on the line of scrimmage
and stuffs the run game from tackle to tackle. Question endurance. Also is
the lead blocker in the goal-line offense as the fullback. Wide-bodied space

Others with draftable grades: Charles Alexander (LSU), Geno Atkins
(Georgia), Jeffrey Fitzgerald (Kansas State), DeMarcus Granger (Oklahoma),
Lamarr Houston (Texas), Earl Mitchell (Arizona), Mike Neal (Purdue), Vince
Oghobaase (Duke), Jeff Owens (Georgia), Corey Peters (Kentucky), Boo
Robinson (Wake Forest), Jay Ross (East Carolina), Malcolm Sheppard
(Arkansas), D’Anthony Smith (Louisiana Tech), Cam Thomas (North
Carolina), Torell Troup (Central Florida), Kade Weston (Georgia), Dan Williams
(Tennessee), Al Woods (LSU), Doug Worthington (Ohio State)

Underclassmen: Abe Koroma (Western Illinois), Gerald McCoy
(Oklahoma), Brian Price (UCLA)
Average number of defensive tackles drafted per year: 23

2010 NFL Draft Defensive Ends

1. Morgan, Derrick* Georgia Tech 6040 280 4.80

2. Dunlap, Carlos* Florida 6060 290 4.80

3. Griffin, Everson* Southern Cal 6030 280 4.80

4. Graham, Brandon Michigan 6006 275 4.80

5. Hardy,Greg Mississippi 6040 260 4.75

Derrick Morgan, junior entry. Sudden first step quickness. Lines up at
both right and left end depending on the match-ups. Plays well on his feet
or down in four-point stance. ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Plays
hard every down. Carlos Dunlap, junior entry with good athletic ability
and edge pass rush quickness. A speed rusher that is active with his long
arms. Everson Griffin, junior entry, plays both in a two-point stance or
down in a three-point stance. Plays like a linebacker on his feet. Quick
first step to rush the quarterback. Good lateral quickness and works to
finish the play. Brandon Graham is shorter than ideal but is productive
and competitive. Greg Hardy spends more time in the “tub” than Hugh
Hefner’s houseguests. When he plays, he has undeniable talent, speed,
athletic ability, and natural pass rushing skills. ABOVE AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Rahim Alem (LSU), Tyson Alualu
(California), Danny Batten (South Dakota State), Alex Carrington
(Arkansas State), Antonio Coleman (Auburn), Jermaine Cunningham
(Florida), Dexter Davis (Arizona State), Hall Davis (Louisiana-Lafayette),
Brandon Deaderick (Alabama), Auston English (Oklahoma), John Fletcher
(Wyoming), Junior Galette (Stillman), Carl Ihenacho (San Jose State),
Jammie Kirlew (Indiana), Austen Lane (Murray State), Brandon Lang
(Troy), Erik Lorig (Stanford), Albert McClellan (Marshall), Greg Middleton
(Indiana), Nawa’akoa Misi (Utah), James Ruffin (Northern Iowa), O’Brien
Schofield (Wisconsin), George Selvie (South Florida), Cameron Sheffield
(South Florida), Daniel Te’o-Nesheim (Washington), Adrian Tracy
(William & Mary), Lorenzo Washington (Alabama), CJ Wilson (East
Carolina), Lawrence Wilson (Ohio State), Lindsey Witten (Connecticut),
Corey Wootton (Northwestern), Willie Young (North Carolina State)

Underclassmen: Kevin Basped (Nevada), Carlos Dunlap (Florida), Clifton
Geathers (South Carolina), Everson Griffin (Southern Cal), Jerome Hayes
(Penn State), Derrick Morgan (Georgia Tech), Jason Pierre-Paul (South
Florida), Jason Worildo (Virginia Tech)

Average number of defensive ends drafted per year: 23

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Offensive Centers

1. Pouncey, Maurkice* Florida 6040 320 5.25

2. Olson, Eric Notre Dame 6035 300 5.25

3. Tennant, Matt Boston College 6044 285 5.00

4. Walton, Justin Baylor 6024 300 5.20

5. Larsen, Ted N. Carolina St. 6030 300 5.25

6. Allen, Sean East Carolina 6030 306 5.25

Maurkice Pouncey, junior entry, moved to the head of the class because
of his mobility. Good use of good base while finishing his blocks. Should be the first center off the
board. Eric Olson played in a pro style offense. Good use of hands.
Stays on his feet and has the ability to pull and seal the edge. Value is in his
versatility to play any of the three inside positions and be an emergency
tackle. Matt Tennant is competitive and tough. More effective as a pass
protector at this point with his ability to mirror and position pass rusher.
Needs more lower body strength. Justin Walton plays with a good knee
bend and base. Mobile and quick enough to punch and redirect. Effective
blocker downfield. Ted Larsen plays with a good base in a zone blocking
spread offensive scheme. Plays on his feet with good balance. Competitive
and effective in his pulls. Sean Allen has a thick lower body. Aggressive
and persistent to run his feet, driving defenders out of the hole. Keeps a
good base in pass protection. BELOW AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Kenny Alfred (Washington State), Jeff
Byers (Southern Cal), Jim Cordle (Ohio State), John Estes (Hawaii),
Chris Hall (Texas), Jake Hickman (Nebraska), Kevin Matthews (Texas
A&M), Kyle Mutcher (Weber State)

Underclassmen: Maurkice Pouncey (Florida)

Average number of offensive centers drafted per year: 7

Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Offensive Tackles

Offensive Tackles

1. Okung, Russell Oklahoma State 6060 300 5.30

2. Bulaga, Bryan* Iowa 6060 315 5.25

3. Williams, Trent Oklahoma 6050 305 5.351.

4. Davis, Anthony* Rutgers 6060 325 5.30

Russell Okung has an angular build but bends his knees and is athletic
enough to get depth in pass protection. Long arms help to keep him
engaged with pass rusher. Junior entry Bryan Bulaga has a built-in
advantage having been schooled in NFL run blocking and pass protection
schemes. Big-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Maintains the width in
the pocket to protect the quarterback. Mid-first round talent. Trent
Williams has good feet and knee bend. Long torso body build helps him
maintain good balance. Uses his arms and hands effectively to lock out and
shock defender. Played center against Stanford because of injuries. Anthony
Davis, junior entry talented pass protector that needs work on his run blocking
skills. Good initial movement but is inconsistent to make and maintain contact.
High on pulls but blocks target. Raw techniques. ABOVE AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Will Barker (Virginia), Ciron Black (LSU),
Charles Brown (Southern Cal), Kyle Calloway (Iowa), Selvish Capers
(West Virginia), Drew Davis (Alabama), Chris DeGeare (Wake Forest),
Jason Fox (Miami), Derek Hardman (Eastern Kentucky), Kevin Haslam
(Rutgers), John Jerry (Mississippi), Kyle Jolly (North Carolina), Casey
Knips (South Dakota State), Matt Kopa (Stanford), Dennis Landolt (Penn
State), Shawn Lauvao (Arizona State), Marshall Newhouse (Texas
Christian), Cole Pemberton (Colorado State), Rodger Saffold (Indiana),
Chris Scott (Tennessee), Mike Tepper (California), Adam Ulatoski (Texas),
Jared Veldheer (Hillsdale), Ed Wang (Virginia Tech), Tony Washington
(Abilene Christian), Thomas Welch (Vanderbilt), Sam Young (Notre Dame)

Underclassmen: Clint Boling (Georgia), Bryan Bulaga (Iowa), Bruce
Campbell (Maryland), Marcus Cannon (Texas Christian), Anthony
Castonzo (Boston College), Anthony Davis (Rutgers)

Average number of tackles drafted per year: 18

2010 NFL Draft Offensive Guards


1. Iupati, Mike Idaho 6052 330 5.25
2. Asamoah, Jon Illinois 6040 308 5.00
3. Beadles, Zane Utah 6040 308 5.30
4. Johnson, Mike Alabama 6054 302 5.41
5. Ducasse, Vladimir Massachusetts 6050 328 5.35

Mike Iupati is a wide-bodied road grader that is physical and flashes a
punch that shocks defenders. Jon Asamoah is aggressive in his approach.
Stays engaged and maintains a good base and active feet in pass protection.
Zane Beadles plays left tackle but projects inside to guard. Physical
player. Effective in pulls. Stays on his feet. Needs to get more consistency
in his hand use. Mike Johnson was more inconsistent in 2009 than his
junior year. Struggled more in space. Worked to keep a good base in pass
protection. Loses leverage if he does not play with knee bend. Vladimir
Ducasse moved to the United States in 2002 from Haiti. A raw athletic
talent that projects to guard from left tackle. AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Thomas Austin (Clemson), Casey Bender
(South Dakota State), Brandon Carter (Texas Tech), Kurtis Gregory
(Missouri), Joe Hawley (UNLV), Andrew Lewis (Oklahoma State), Alex
Parsons (Southern Cal), Mitch Petrus (Arkansas), Sergio Render (Virginia
Tech), Dace Richardson (Iowa), Shelley Smith (Colorado State), Reggie
Stephens (Iowa State), Chet Teofilo (California)

Underclassmen: None

Average number of offensive guards drafted per year: 14

Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Tight Ends


1. Gresham, Jermaine Oklahoma 6060 260 4.80
2. Gronkowski, Rob* Arizona 6060 265 4.70
3. Hernandez, Aaron* Florida 6025 250 4.65
4. Graham, Garrett Wisconsin 6030 250 4.75

Jermaine Gresham’s grade stays the same after sitting out the 2009 season
with ACL surgery on his right knee. Productive starter with 66 catches for
950 yards and 14 touchdowns. Underclassman Rob Gronkowski missed the
2009 season with a back injury that required surgery. After receiving medical
clearance, the big athletic target declared for the draft. Good hip snap and
flexibility. Has the talent to pull ahead of Gresham as the first tight end
drafted. Junior Aaron Hernandez is a solid blocker that runs sharp routes.
Caught several “Utah” passes from Tim Tebow that broke between the
tackles. Good run after catch ability with the strength to break tackles. Garrett
Graham is an Owen Daniel’s type receiver. Catches the ball in a crowd.
Quick to seal the edge. Plays in a run oriented offense. Maintains a good base
and works to finish his blocks. Reliable hands to catch the ball. AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Jake Ballard (Ohio State), Nate Byham
(Pittsburgh), Dorin Dickerson (Pittsburgh), Ed Dickson (Oregon), Richard
Dickson (LSU), Jim Dray (Stanford), Brody Eldridge (Oklahoma), Dedrick
Epps (Miami), Riar Geer (Colorado), Jimmy Graham (Miami), Clay Harbor
(Missouri State), Michael Hoomanawanui (Illinois), Jeron Mastrud
(Kansas State), Anthony McCoy (Southern Cal), Tony Moeaki (Iowa),
Colin Peek (Alabama), Dennis Pitta (BYU), Andrew Quarless (Penn State),
Scott Sicko (New Hampshire), Cody Slate (Marshall)

Underclassmen: Rob Gronkowski (Arizona), Aaron Hernandez (Florida), Weslye Saunders (South Carolina), Luke Stocker (Tennessee), DJ Williams (Southern Cal)

Average number of tight ends drafted per year: 14

Saturday, January 23, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Wide Receivers


1. Bryant, Dez* Oklahoma State 6020 215 4.45
2. Benn, Arrelious* Illinois 6020 220 4.45
3. Tate, Golden* Notre Dame 5110 205 4.45
4. Briscoe, Dezmon* Kansas 6030 200 4.55
5. Williams, Damian* Southern Cal 6010 195 4.50
6. LaFell, Brandon LSU 6023 207 4.50
7. Alexander, Danario Missouri 6042 205 4.55
8. Gilyard, Marshawn Cincinnati 5117 185 4.50
9. Shipley, Jordan Texas 6000 190 4.50
10. Decker, Eric Minnesota 6031 207 4.55

Dez Bryant heads a group of five underclass receivers that may be drafted
in the first round in April. Bryant was ruled ineligible by the NCAA.
Arrelious Benn was a victim of poor quarterback play and injuries in
2009. A talented big receiver that has quick hands and the ability to adjust
and hand catch off-target passes. Golden Tate has exceptional eye-hand
coordination and runs like a running back after the catch. Good focus and
concentration. Usually played against soft coverages. Traps the ball against
his chest at times. Dezmon Briscoe a gazelle type receiver that picks up
speed going down the field. Can make the tough catch but loses focus at
times and drops the routine ball. Long arms and big hands. Damian
Williams, a transfer from Arkansas, plays split end (X) and in the slot
(Z). Needs more strength to get off press coverage. Has talent but struggles
with RAC yards. Of our top five senior receivers, Danario Alexander
put up big numbers and may be a first day selection if he runs well at the
Combine. Eric Decker will be unavailable to run until after the Draft.

Others with draftable grades: Seyi Ajirotutu (Fresno State), Alric Arnett (West
Virginia), Brandon Banks (Kansas State),Freddie Barnes (Bowling Green), Nyan Boateng (California), Chris Carter
(Cal-Davis), Riley Cooper (Florida), Jeff Cumberland (Illinois), Marcus Easley
(Connecticut), Jacoby Ford (Clemson), David Gettis (Baylor), Shay Hodge
(Mississippi), Trindon Holliday (LSU), Donald Jones (Youngstown State), Kevin
Jurovich (San Jose State), Brandon Long (Louisville), Greg Mathews (Michigan),
Chris McGaha (Arizona State), Kerry Meier (Kansas), Preston Parker (North
Alabama), Jared Perry (Missouri), Taylor Price (Ohio), David Reed (Utah), Andre
Roberts (Citadel), Emmanuel Sanders (SMU), Verran Tucker (California), Chastin
West (Fresno State), Blair White (Michigan State), Jeremy Williams (Tulane),
Kyle Williams (Arizona State), Stephen Williams (Toledo), Ryan Wolfe (UNLV)

Underclassmen: Arrelious Benn (Illinois), Dezmon Briscoe (Kansas),
Antonio Brown (Central Michigan), Dez Bryant (Oklahoma State), Carleton
Mitchell (South Florida), Golden Tate (Notre Dame), Demaryius Thomas
(Georgia Tech), Damian Williams (Southern Cal), Mike Williams (Syracuse)

Average number of wide receivers drafted per year: 34

2010 NFL Draft Running Backs


1. Spiller, CJ Clemson 5110 195 4.38
2. Gerhart, Toby* Stanford 6004 235 4.60
3. Dwyer, Jonathan* Georgia Tech 6010 235 4.50
4. Best, Jahvid* California 5100 200 4.45
5. Scott, Charles LSU 5111 231 4.55

CJ Spiller is a better prospect than the Titans’ Chris Johnson coming
out of college. He has the same explosive game breaking speed and ability
to shake tacklers in space. Good intelligence and instincts to transition to
the next level. Junior Toby Gerhart gets yards after first contact. Finishes
his runs with power, strength, and balance. Good durability and reliable
hands. Jonathan Dwyer, a junior entry that must adjust from the dive
back position in a triple option offense to an NFL backfield. He rushed for
3226 yards in three years. Has the size and power to be a feature NFL
back. Jahvid Best, like Dwyer, is a junior and is explosive through the
line. He missed all remaining games after suffering a severe concussion and
back injury in the Oregon State game on November 7th. Charles Scott
broke his collarbone on 11/8/09 and was lost for the year. He finished his
career with 2372 rushing yards. Scored 18 touchdowns in 2008. Will play
in the 2010 Senior Bowl. Rashawn Jackson and John Conner are two
fullbacks with different skill sets that should go off the board no later than the
fourth round. Jackson is a big power runner that has good hands. Conner is the
classic short-necked blocker that is physical kicking out or sealing an off
tackle defender. Explosive leading the way on inside isolation plays. AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Andre Anderson (Tulane), Matthew Asiata
(Utah), Joique Bell (Wayne State-MI), Legarrette Blount (Oregon), Chris
Brown (Oklahoma), Andre Dixon (Connecticut), Anthony Dixon
(Mississippi State), Montario Hardesty (Tennessee), Brandon James
(Florida), Javarris James (Miami), Stafon Johnson (Southern Cal), Dexter
McCluster (Mississippi), Lonyae Miller (Fresno State), Brandon Minor
(Michigan), Pat Paschall (North Dakota State), Michael Smith (Arkansas),
James Starks (Buffalo), Ben Tate (Auburn), Keith Toston (Oklahoma
State), Keiland Williams (LSU)

Underclassmen: Toney Baker (North Carolina State), Jahvid Best (California),
Jonathan Dwyer (Georgia Tech), Toby Gerhart (Stanford), Darius Marshall
(Marshall), Ryan Mathews (Fresno State), Joe McKnight (Southern Cal),
Daniel Thomas (Kansas State)

Fullbacks – John Conner (Kentucky), Jack Corcoran (Rutgers), Cory
Jackson (Maryland), Rashawn Jackson (Virginia), Manase Tonga (BYU)

Average number of running backs/fullbacks drafted per year: 24

Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 NFL Draft Quarterbacks


1. Clausen, Jimmy* Notre Dame 6030 225 4.80
2. Bradford, Sam* Oklahoma 6040 220 4.85
3. McCoy, Colt Texas 6030 212 4.75
4. Tebow, Tim Florida 6030 245 4.70
5. Pike, Tony Cincinnati 6060 210 4.90

Junior entry Jimmy Clausen has good arm strength and ball velocity.
Steps into his throws and demonstrates accuracy and confidence in his
arm. Played in a pro style offense. Makes good decisions. Underclassman
Sam Bradford is coming off right shoulder surgery after his injury in the
BYU game. Recovery time is expected to be 5-6 months. The 2008 Heisman
Trophy winner passed for 4720 yards, 50 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions
his last full year at Oklahoma. Smart and accurate. Played in a spread
offensive system. Colt McCoy has a history of making good decisions
and the ability to scramble for positive yards. Generally played with a
clean pocket and demonstrated outstanding short and medium accuracy.
Reportedly will recover in time to work out at the Combine after right
shoulder injury in the BCS championship game. Tim Tebow is a lefthanded
durable 3 ½ year starter with intangibles off the chart. May be a
utility player, running back, etc. while learning to play NFL caliber football.
Outstanding running instincts and strength. Can he beat the blitz with his
release? Slow delivery is a major concern. Tony Pike played in spread
offense where by scheme, the receivers are generally wide open.
Demonstrated good vision in a big play offense. Can extend the plays for
his receivers by his movement in the pocket. Had surgery during season to
reattach plate in left forearm. AVERAGE

Others with draftable grades: Jarrett Brown (West Virginia), Levi Brown
(Troy), Sean Canfield (Oregon State), Daryll Clark (Penn State), Armanti
Edwards (Appalachian State), Max Hall (BYU), Tim Hiller (Western
Michigan), Mike Kafka (Northwestern), Dan Lefevour (Central Michigan),
Thaddeus Lewis (Duke), Zac Robinson (Oklahoma State), John Skelton
(Fordham), Rusty Smith (Florida Atlantic)

Underclassmen: Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), Jimmy Clausen (Notre
Dame), Jevan Snead (Mississippi)

Average number of quarterbacks drafted per year: 13