2016 Player Ratings. 

Day Two Part I.

Updated 4/29

Player Ratings: 1st Round 1- 32.

Player Ratings: 2nd and 3rd Rounds 33-63.

4th and 5th Round.

Right now the Draft is top heavy with QBs. NFL Franchises Are built around QBs. They are no the end all be all, But, If you got a QB you got a chance. If you don't have a QB you don't have a chance....

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Name-HT, WT, 40, Vert, (U)- Unofficial, S- 10 Yard Split,

POS

School

13

Derrick Henry- 6-3, 242, #2

RB

Alabama 

09/2015: He is a big powerful runner, who has some nice slash in him. "He can really be a workhorse for us. We’re just hopeful that he can stay healthy and continue to improve. He’s got great size and speed. He’s one of the hardest working best-attitude guys on our team, and he’s improved dramatically in a lot of areas," Nick Saban said. "One day he told me, ‘Coach, all they ever did was just toss me the ball, and I ran with it. So all this other stuff that I need to learn about playing running back, like pass protection and catching the ball out of the backfield and all those kind of things, I really need to learn. And I think those are the areas that he’s really improved on dramatically.” I'll just say that I liked Eddie Lacy more at Alabama than Richardson. Henry is better than Lacy.
JUNIOR (2015): Enters his third season with the Crimson Tide but his first as the team’s full-time starter ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his efforts against Wisconsin, Middle Tennessee and Ole Miss ... garnered SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors against the Badgers as well as FWAA and Maxwell Award National Player of the Week accolades ... rushed for 370 yards and is tied for the national lead with seven rushing touchdowns in three games as the starter ... averaging 123.3 rushing yards per game to rank 15th nationally and third in the SEC ... caught seven passes for 51 yards ... accounted for a team-high 18 first downs rushing on 54 attempts ... has eight explosive rushes of 12 yards or more. Wisconsin: Rushed for a career-high 147 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 carries in the season opener ... his 11.3 yards per carry average was also a career high ... the scoring plays came on runs of 37, 56 and two yards ... also hauled in two catches for 12 yards to finish with 159 all-purpose yards ... teamed with Kenyan Drake to rush for a combined 224 yards and four touchdowns on the night. Middle Tennessee: Gained 96 yards on 18 carries in just over a half of action ... scored three rushing touchdowns for the second straight week and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. Ole Miss: Recorded his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with 127 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown ... caught five passes, a career high, for 51 yards, including two for first downs ... five of his rushes went for first downs.

SOPHOMORE (2014): A dynamic running back with exceptional size and speed ... finished the year with 990 rushing yards on 172 carries ... averaged 5.8 yards per carry with 11 rushing touchdowns ... became the 54th player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard barrier with 1,372 career yards on 207 carries ... had five receptions for 133 yards and two receiving touchdowns ... played in all 14 games with two starts ... had 21 explosive rushes of 12 yards or more while converting 47 first downs, including four on third down ... three of his five receptions were explosive, taking screen passes 29, 41 and 52 yards, respectively ... Alabama Offensive Player of the Week after the Florida game.

9.8 (RB)

17

*Myles Jack- 6-1, 245, #30

WLB

UCLA

09/2015: This guy is a freak. He had 15 tackles against BYU, and then tore up his meniscus and is gone for the season. So he has already declared for the NFL Draft. "I think there's risk, I really do," the HC at UCLA Jim Mora said. " I think he's a rare talent, though. There aren't many like him. I know the NFL is conservative, and they like to see a lot of film on a guy before they take him. They don't like to speculate on what someone might be. Scouts, in particular, like to be able to present to the head coach and general manager exactly what they think a player is. Maybe they have enough film of Myles, maybe they don't. I think he'll be drafted high, and I think he'll be very successful. There's always a little risk, especially given the fact that he doesn't have much junior film for them to look at, but he's a special talent." He has to come out after Shaq Thompson went in the 1st this past Draft.

He declared his intentions on Twitter. "After long discussions with my family, teammates, coaches and friends, I have made the tough decision to leave UCLA and start preparation for the next step in my journey. While I wish I could be on the field playing with my brothers, I'm ready to fulfill a childhood dream. Nothing in my life can compare to the roar of Bruins Nation and the UCLA 8-Clap heard in the Rose Bowl..." He is Shaq Thompson all over again, only he might be a better RB. 

But he is gone on the NFL already. "He’s taking his chips and shoving them into the middle, and we hope he draws a good hand,” Mora told reporters Tuesday. “I think it’s risky to do this. Having been on that side, there’s going to be a lot of speculation as to what he is and where he fits. And as I told Myles on Sunday, NFL teams are very, very conservative, and if there’s any question whatsoever, they’ll pass on you in a heartbeat. They’re going to take the sure thing. As a guy that spent half of my life in the NFL, I would move with great caution. And I would tell that to all of our players. If he played all year, I was thinking that we would [lose him to the NFL], but when you only play in three games and that’s all the tape they have of you your junior year. … I’ve been in 25 draft rooms, and I’ve never seen a guy taken off of that ever. I worry about that for him." He will play the Will in the NFL. 

2014 - Starter in all 13 games at linebacker ... Named second-team all-conference ... Second on the team with 88 tackles, 8.0 for loss ... Had seven passes defended ... Registered double digit tackles in two games (13 at UVa and 10 v. Stanford) ... Had at least six stops in 10 games ... Had a 41-yard return of an interception in the bowl win vs. Kansas State ... Recorded rushing attempts in nine games and totaled 113 yards on 28 carries and three scores ... Had a best of 38 yards rushing at Washington and an incredible spin move on a 28-yard scoring dash.

9.8X (LB)

21

*Kevin Dodd- 6-4, 275, #98

Edgerusher

Clemson

01/2016: Great at dipping low and turning into the QB. Understands scheme, and his responsibilities. Plays on the strongside, and will stand up and rush sometimes. He will also line up at 5-Tech in odd fronts. Does a good job putting speed to power. Gets up field fast after the QB, and can find the RB in the backfield on Draws. He does a great job getting the ORT off balance, and can shove him to the ground and get to the QB. When he is standing up he does a good job setting the edge, and can take the RB down for a TFL when he tries to bounce outside of him. He likes to use both hands when fighting the ORT on the edge. He does not stay blocked for long. I love how he consistently moves up field and towards the ball. He has a nice Rip around the corner, to go with a great dip inside. Rushes inside against the ORG sometimes, and stunts inside to take the ORG sometimes as well. 

He played three seasons at Clemson before finally becoming a starter in 2015. "He really wasn’t a very good player," Debo Swinney said. "He just had potential. Its hard to coach size. He had size, athleticism, but he really wasn’t a very good football player and he had to develop academically. He redshirted here he is like a 5th year junior. Its fun to see guys get better. He has come in here. It's not that he wasn’t a good player, its just that Vic Beasley, Tavarus Barns, Goodman, there has just been a lot of guys in front of him and he just had to be patient. I’m proud of Dodd because he never quit believing in himself. He continued to prepare and learn. He has been the player of the game for us twice in four games and he is ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. He is just scraping the surface of what he can do." He had 4.5 sacks and 22 Tackles in the first 6 games, and then had a plantar fasciitis, and did garner a sack for five games.

He had a great season, garnering 12 Sacks and 60 tackles. Then he shot up the boards with 3 Sacks and 7 Tackles in the BCS Champ game. He also had a Sack and 4 tackles against Oklahoma in the first round of the Playoffs. Really came on at the end of the season after his plantar fasciitis got better. He had 7.5 sacks in the last five games. It is still early, but he might be the best athlete of the all the edgerushers.

9.75

26

*Noah Spence- 6-3, 261,      

CB

E. Kentucky

01/2016: Then you have the odd journey of Noah Spence. He tested positive for ecstasy at the Orange Bowl. "Just disappointed that the appeal didn't go through," Meyer said of Spence. "Noah is one of my favorite players. Great family, great person. Gotta move forward." And that wasn't just BS because he followed through in helping Spence.

So he got thrown out of Ohio State for shenanigans, but still seemed to be beloved there. "You know about him because of the fact that Urban called me wanting to help him," coach Hood said. "That speaks volumes of him, his family and what Coach Meyer thinks about him as a person. He made mistakes, absolutely, but that coach thought that he'd be a kid that would really relish a second chance and deserved a second chance." He sounds like more dumbass than bad guy. But he has failed multiple drugs tests.

He has that knack for hitting the Quarterback, and is relentless. "I have not coached a kid like that," coach Hood said. "I had Aaron Curry at Wake Forest, who was the fourth player taken in the draft, but he was different and there were more guys like him that were around him or we were going to play. There's nobody like Noah Spence on our team. As a matter of fact, we have an offensive tackle who's back that's first-team all-conference, and I had to put him on suicide watch in spring ball going against Noah every day in spring practice. We don't have anybody like him that's on our team or that we're going to play." The invite to the Senior Bowl shows that NFL guys don't holds his positive drug tests that got him thrown out of a Bowl game and Ohio State against him.

Still on Ohio State Website: This true junior has played in 24 games through his first two seasons and he has started 13 times ... he is coming off a first-team all-Big Ten Conference season and he ranks second among current Buckeyes with 15.5 career tackles-for-loss and with 9.0 quarterback sacks ... Spence also ranks fourth among current Ohio State players with 64 career tackles ... he is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree who is majoring in communications.
At Ohio State 2013: Started 13 games for the Buckeyes at defensive end ... he was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference (media) and second team by the coaches ... ranked second in the Big Ten in sacks with 8.0 and sixth in tackles-for-loss with 14.5 ... led the Buckeyes in sacks and sack yards (67) and also led in TFL yards (83) ... recorded 52 tackles on the season with two pass break-ups, four QB hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... tied a career-best with six tackles vs. California and set personal bests in TFLs and sacks with three and two, respectively, vs. Penn State. 

2012: Played in 11 games as a true freshman, missing only the Nebraska game because of a minor injury ... despite a veteran defensive line corps in front of him, Spence was on the field for 256 plays and he gained valuable game reps with 237 plays on defense ... he totaled 12 tackles, including a quarterback sack for minus-20 yards in his initial game as a Buckeye, vs. Miami ... he also had a pass break-up

9.75CC

27

**Mackensie Alexander- 5-10, 195, #2

CB

Clemson

09/2015: He is a redshirt Sophomore who missed 2013 because of an injury is the preseason. He has great feet. "I want to be the best corner in the country, and I know for a fact that I am," he said. "But I want to show people. It's about showing them every day." He is the guy who covers the other team Number One wide receiver every week.
He will cover the other teams number one guy, even when they line up in the slot, like he did against Pharoh Cooper. "I guess Notre Dame forgot I was from Immokalee, Fla.. I don’t think a lot of people understand where that is on the map," Alexander said. "[Where I'm from] teaches you hard work because there’s nothing around but fields and hard labor. When I go home, it humbles me. It reminds me to keep working. I’m never content, and I’ll never be content. I love football and love my position too much. I’m going to grind and work, work, work. I care. I need football. I love football." That is a guy I want on my team. The more I watch him play, the less I think he makes it out of the 1st.
2015: Member of the Bednarik and Thorpe. Award preseason watch lists ... preseason third-team All-American by Athlon.Sophomore who was one of the most highly-touted players in the 2013 signing class ... No. 10 cornerback in the nation by Lindy’s.
2014: First-team freshman All-American by FWAA ... second-team freshman All-American by Athlon ... Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... had 22 tackles, two tackles for loss, six pass breakups and one recovered fumble in 766 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... first in school history in snaps by a freshman ... 10th in school history in snaps by a cornerback ... opponents threw 57 passes at his man and completed just 20, with two touchdowns ... did not allow a touchdown the final nine games ... first freshman corner to start 13 games in a season ... had three tackles in 60 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 66 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had one tackle and a pass breakup in 81 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had two tackles and one tackle for loss in 54 snaps at Boston College on Oct. 18 ... had a pass breakup and recovered fumble in 62 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 49 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... had five tackles in 74 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29 ... had four tackles and two pass breakups in 45 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma on Dec. 29.

9.7

30

Tyler Boyd- 6-2, 200, #23

WR

Pittsburgh 

07/2014: He might be the best WR in this Draft. He has been the most productive. Especially as a Freshman when he had Savage as a QB. Last season he was not as productive without a senior QB throwing to him.

TYLER BOYD TAPE

9.7

32

Conner Cook- 5th Year Senior, 6-4, 218, #18

QB

Michigan ST

01/2016: He was not elected captain by his teammates. "We're not all about the titles and stuff like that," Cook said. "I for sure want to be captain, but it's not going to limit me from leading. I think for the position that I'm in, being a quarterback here, that's already assumed. I've been a leader here, I've been a leader since I've been starting here." When you are 5th-year Senior QB that is not good. 

When you have just won three straight Bowl MVPs it is worse. "We all want that one answered," an assistant GM said when asked why he wasn't a Captain. "Add that one up for me." In fact, that is not acceptable. 

It is not surprising that with a guy who snubs Archie Griffin after OSU game, just doesn't understand. "Connor has done a great job," the Bears OC Dave Warner said. "He doesn't have the title, but he acts and he leads like a captain. You can't have too many leaders on a football team. And even though he's not a captain, he's continued to lead. There are captains out there that have the title and don't lead." Not voting him team captain holds more truth than anything else anyone can say about his leadership. He is not a natural leader.

QB is unlike no other position in professional sports. Intelligence, grace under fire, and of course leadership are paramount. "What separates him in the pocket? Coach Dantonio said. "He's got a great release. He's big. He's tall. He's a very confident player. He throws to guys who are open, and he can fit the ball in very, very tight windows, as we've seen throughout the year. I think he's having his best year as a senior. He's played on a big stage in big games, and he's been extremely successful." If you are lacking in any of those three traits you cannot be a successful QB in the NFL. 

Then of course their is decision making. QB more often than not have less than 3 seconds to make a decision that  involves hundreds of moving factors that can win or lose a game. Then get hit and have their head slammed into the turf. Then get up and do it again. 

For QBs making decisions under fire becomes more important than the other three traits put together. "He's the quarterback," Conklin said. "People are going to praise him. People are going to try to tear him down. It's just the nature of the position. He's the leader of our team. You can't say the right things all the time. But Connor's a great leader and a good guy." This off season Cook has had trouble making decisions. 

First, he blew off the Senior Bowl without a reasonable explanation. If he went down to Mobile he would have been the forth QB taken in the 1st Round. He would have spent the week showing all the NFL guys who make all the decisions all his skills. Instead he stayed home. You have to question the decision making abilities of any Senior who skips the Senior Bowl, and doesn't want to get a weeks worth of NFL coaching for free. That gives them such a leg up heading into OTAs and minicamps. To choose to not take advantage of that bonanza of NFL opportunities is simply as bad a decision as a senior Quarterback can make.

01/2016: He lost his first Bowl game, and then he turns down the Senior Bowl. He could drop out of the 1st Round. There is a lot of QB talent in this Draft. It looks to me like Lynch and Goff have hopped over him, and Wentz is being talked up like a top ten pick.

09/2015: The reason I have him first is because he not only has done it in the regular season, he has done it in Bowl games. He has been as tough, clutch, and smart a QB in Bowl games as we have ever seen, and has that knack for pulling out tough come from behind wins in Bowl Games.

Conner Cook Tape.

9.7(Leadership)

Player Ratings: 2nd and 3rd Rounds 33-63.

Player Ratings: 1st Round 1-32.

4th and 5th Round.

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