2012 Player Ratings

This Draft is coming fast. I lost January do to The Pats. I feel so far behind I'm not sure I can catch up. I still have like seven Bowl Games on the DVR. However, it's draft season, so obsessive behavior is expected.  

Updated 2/10. 

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

POS

SCHOOL

1

Andrew Luck- 6-5, 2425, 

QB

Stanford 

Top rated QB to come since Elway. He is destined to be Payton Manning part two in Indy.

10

2

*RG III- 6-2, 219,

QB

Baylor

With amazing athleticism, and amazing character he might have more Upside than Luck, and he could easily steal the top spot. 

9.9

3

*Trent Richardson- 5-11, 225,          

RB

Alabama

Reminds me of Earl Campbell. Is there a better compliment than that? He will go a lot lower than expected, as drafting RB in the First Round becomes more and more foolish each year. 

9.9

4

*Matt Kalil- 6-6, 311, 

OLT

USC

He has the best punch of any O-Linemen in the Draft. However, he needs to use it more. He tends to start off games with some inconsistency. But that is about his only real flaw.  

9.8

5

*Morris Claiborne- 6, 200,

CB

LSU

One of the reasons the Honey badger had so many INTs, is because teams were much afraid to throw to Claiborne's side.  

9.8

6

Justin Blackmon- 6-2 3/4, 220, 

WR

Oklahoma ST 

Amazing size and skills. He was a record breaking WR in 2010, and had a better season as a Senior. Amazing talent whose lack of pure speed shouldn't hurt him. How many teams would want a Dez Bryant with out the mental problems?

9.8

7

Quinton Coples- 6-6, 285, 

DE/DT

N. Carolina

Amazing freak of an athlete who can look like he can do anything he wants on the field. However, he is also a guy who had a better 2010, when he played LDT, than 2011, when he played RDE. I don't like him as a D-End in a 4-3. However, a lot of 3-4 Teams are going to take a long look at him as 5-Techniqur who can get to the QB. 

9.7

8

*Michael Brockers- 6-6, 305, 

DT/DE 

LSU

Young and raw super talent. I probably have him a little overrated, because I got so frustrated watching LSU's great D-Line while knowing none of them were coming out. Then Brockers comes out and I'm so shocked and excited I don't know what to do. I still have two LSU games on the DVR, so much more will be coming soon. 

9.7

9

Devon Still- 6-5, 308, 

DT/DE

Penn ST

Every time I watch Penn ST he dominated the middle of the field, and was the best player on the field. He has also has some value as a 3-4 D-End. 

9.6

10

Dontari Poe- 6-5, 330, 

DT

Memphis

A giant super freak. Guys his size shouldn't be able to move as quick as he does. Not nearly as productive as you'd like, but he defines a Planet Guy. There are only so many guys on the planet his size who are still an athlete.

9.6

11

Reilly Reif-  6-5, 300, 

OT

Iowa

He has the size feet and technique to start as a rookie.     

9.6

12

Michael Adams 6-7, 324, 

OLT

Ohio ST

Another guy who dominated every time I watched him play. Kalil is a better prospect right now, but Adams has more up side because of his massive size and long arms.

9.6

13

Jerel Worthy- 6-3, 310,      

DT

Michigan ST

A pure beast in the middle. 4-3 Coaches are going to be drooling over this kid.    

9.6

14

Jonathon Martin- 6-6, 310, 

OLT

Stanford

Slightly raw finesse OLT, who should have stayed in school. However, he has the best feet of any OT in this Draft. 

9.6

15

Dre Kirkpatrick- 6-1, 185 

CB

Alabama 

Super tough cover Corner with rare size. He has some Character Concerns which have been re-ignited by a resent Weed arrest.

9.6CC

16

*David DeCastro- 6-4, 310

OG

Stanford

As perfect a prospect at his position as there is in the Draft, but OGs always drop. Lack of speed and ability to hit on the run are his only real flaws. A top ten talent who will drop more because of position than talent.

9.6

17

Melvin Ingram- 6-2, 290, 

DE/DT/OLB

S. Carolina

Dynamic play maker who doesn't really have a position. However, he makes plays where they stuck him in, including Special Teams. 

9.6

18

*Courtney Upshaw- 6-1.5, 271, 

OLB

Alabama 

He is a short, short armed OLB, who 4-3 teams will have to project as a 4-3 D-End. I don't think he converts well to the NFL. In fact, he sticks. Really! He does! He shouldn't even be considered a First Day pick. Is there any possible way he makes it to the Pats at 27? (Please;-).

9.6

19

Luke Kuechly- 6-2, 240,  

ILB 

BC

Pumped up Safety who turned himself into the best Linebacker in college last season. Size will be his only issue. 

9.5

20

Cordy Glenn- 6-6, 320, 

OG/OT

Georgia

Huge man who looks like he will have to jump inside to OG. However, I think he can play ORT, and might have the feet to swing over to the left from time to time. Though he is not pretty on the left edge.

9.5

21

Janoris Jenkins-  5-10, 196,     

CB

N. Alabama 

Troublesome truck who needs to smarten up. Some scouts are saying he interviewed well at the Senior Bowl. How he does in the interviews will go a long way to decided if he is drafted in the First Round (most likely by the Bengals;-). 

9.5CC

22

Kendall Wright- 5-11 192, 

WR

Baylor

Great talent whose only flaw is his size. He looks like a perfect fit in Pats offense to me. 

9.5

23

*Alshon Jeffery- 6-3, 220 

WR

S. Carolina 

Great year in 2010 seems to be overshadowed by a less than stellar season in 2011. However, he did not suck in 2011, his QBs sucked. You could argue he had the worst QB situation of all the top Wide Receiver in this Draft.  

9.6QB-CC

24

Michael Floyd- 6-2 202, 

WR

Notre Dame

I love-love-love this kid on the field, BUT.... His decision making off the field is his Achilles Heel. I forgive that, because he is such a dynamic talent on the field. Then he makes another terrible decision in a long line of terrible decisions and skips the Senior Bowl. It's not the skipping the Bowl that bothers, it's his decision making process that almost got him thrown out of ND, and now allows him to miss on opportunity to jump in front of Wright and Jeffries, and may be into the top ten. Because he doesn't want to compete in the Senior Bowl? In front of every talent evaluator in the NFL? On the field? Terrific. Off the field? He continues to prove he can't be trusted. ANd yes, I probably am overreacting. 

9.6CC

25

Fletcher Cox- 6-4, 295, 

DT/DE

Mississippi ST

Super Athletic DT, who looks like me like a Nice passrushing option as a 3-4 D-End. 

9.4

26

*Brandon Jenkins- 6-3, 260, 

OLB

Florida St 

Looks to me like he is a little overrated in the passrush department, and a little underrated in the run department. Sets the edge well. He uses his speed and burst to get to the QB, and struggles to add more moves to his rush. Breaks out a Rip every now and again, which is a start.  

9.4

27

Mark Barron-  6-1, 208, 

SS

Alabama

Do Everything Safety who would look mighty nice in the Pat's Secondary. 

9.5

28

Nick Perry- 6-3, 250 

DE/OLB

USC 

Super athlete who has not put it all together yet. He could flash a 40-time at the Combine that would put him in the First Round. 

9.4

29

Dant'a Hightower-  6-4, 265,     

LB

Alabama 

Monstrous ILB who 3-4 teams should be fighting over. Not the athlete he was before the knee injury, but is now a better athlete than given credit. What fascinates me is that he lined up Outside in the Championship game, and got to the QB. If that wasn't a fluke, and I will be studying that tape, he could be a lot more interesting to a Coach like BB. 

9.4X

30

Vinny Curry- 6-3, 250 

OLB/PR

Marshal 

Proven smaller school passrusher. Played real well at the Senior Bowl surrounded by a lot of talent. 

9.4

31

Whitney Mercilius- 6-4, 260,  

DE/OLB

Illinois

Interesting D-End, who turned into the best Passrusher in College football last season. Long, lean, and mean. Super high effort/high character guy who is freakishly strong for his size. Reminds me of Willie McGinest. Willie played NT for a season at USC, and was freakishly strong against the run as a result.. Mercilius played a lot of 5-Technique at Illinois, even though he was the best Edgerusher in college last season. 

9.5

32

Alameda Ta'amu- 6-3, 330, 

NT/DT

Washington

Another big body inside who has some scheme versatility as well. a lot of 3-4 teams will be looking for him to be a NT. 

9.4

Second Round

48

*Mohammad Sanu- 6-0, 200, 

WR

Rutgers 

The most underrated WR in the Draft. Looks like a little Slot guy the Pats offense makes into stars. He is listed at 6-2, 215. I have seen him play and he doesn't look that big to me. If he is that big, then the Pats need to take him at 27 or 31. He was a Wildcat QB as a Junior, because he was so dynamic with the ball in his hands. Then turned himself into one of the top WRs in college as a Senior. One of the most underrated aspects of prospects is are they continuing to improve. Because they will all have to improve to play in the NFL. I don't think you could say a player improved more from 2010 to 2011 (Except maybe Mercilius;-).

9.4

34

*Peter Konz- 6-3, 300 

OC

Wisconsin 

A rare sight indeed. A Center with First Round Talent who is likely to go in the First Round.    

9.4

35

*Zach Brown- 6-2, 240, 4.4 (U),  

WLB

UCLA 

Super fast LB who is not physical enough to play in a lot of schemes. Will look best in a Tampa Two.

9.4

36

*Kevin Zeitler- 6-3, 295, 

OG

Wisconsin 

Highly rated OG who many think is destined for the First Round.  

9.4

37

Ryan Tannehill6-4, 222,        

QB

Texas A&M

Looks the part, but is still far behind in learning the part. Raw player who has only been a QB for a year and a half. Not an NFL QB just yet. However, in two or three years he could be something.

9.4

38

Lamar Miller- 6', 215 

RB

Miami 

Not a lot of guys have his blend of size and speed. Not a lot of wiggle in his game, but when he has a hole he is deadly. 

9.4

39

David Wilson- 5-10, 205, 

RB

VT 

He has a ton more wiggle in his giddy-up than Lamar Miller. The interesting point is that both these guys would have been First Round picks ten years ago. Now? Not so much. 

9.4

40

*Dewayne Allen- 6-4, 255, 

TE

Clemson 

Super athlete and terrific receiving TE.

9.4

41

*Orson Charles- 6-3, 250,  

TE

Georgia 

Another super athlete at TE. Charles is also a terrific blocker who will always have a spot on a roster due to his blocking.

9.4

42

Cory Fleener- 6-6, 245,  

H-B

Stanford 

Terrific H-Back who catches passes all over the field. .

9.3

43

Alfonzo Dennard- 5-10, 195, 

CB

Nebraska

Nice strongly built CB, who struggled to turn and run with WR at the Senior Bowl. Looks like strictly a Zone Corner to me. 

9.3

44

Derek Wolfe- 6-5, 300,  

DT/DE

Cincinnati 

Terrific college D-Tackle who was equally effective against the run and pass. He was a beast at Cincinnati, and played well at the Senior Bowl. 

9.3

45

Brandon Thompson- 6-2, 310, 

DT/DE

Clemson

4-3 DT who can be explosive up the gut and then disappear for a while. The interesting thing about Thompson is that he played some 3-4 D-End at the Senior Bowl and looked pretty good. 

9.3

46

*Stephen Gilmore- 6-1, 195,  

CB

S. Carolina 

Super athletic cover Corner who is getting a lot of positive reviews. 

9.3

47

Chase Minnifield- 6', 190, 

CB

Virginia

Another big super athletic CB who is getting a lot of positive reviews.  

9.3

48

Jared Click- 6-4, 285,  

DE

Nebraska 

Big time Junior year where he looked like a top ten pick and the best 5-Technique D-End in the Draft. Then an injury plague Junior year could make him the steal of the Draft.

9.5X

64

Brandon Boykin- 5-10, 185,      

CB

Georgia

Dynamic Corner who is also a dynamic Returner. Every time I watched this kid I was super impressed. He is a guy I think would look particularly nice in a Pats uniform. 

9.1

50

Billy Winn- 6-3, 300,   

DT/DE

Boise ST 

College D-Tackle who looks like a 3-4 D-End to me. Looks the part, but doesn't always play the part.

9.3

51

Lavonte David- 6-1, 230,  

LB 

Nebraska

Play making ILB who is too small to play in every system. Doesn't look the part, but he can play the part.

9.2

52

*Brandon Washington- 6-4, 320,     

OG

Miami

Big versatile OG who had to bounce out to OLT last season for Miami. I still have some work to do on him.

9.4

53

Jamell Fleming- 6-', 190,  

CB/S/KR 

Oklahoma

Terrific Cover Corner who has that knack for making big plays at big times. Plus, when was the last time you heard of a Corner being named MVP of his teams Bowl game two years in a row. 

9.2

54

Kelichi Osemele- 6-5, 320,

OG

Iowa ST

Big boned, big body, and long armed Division 2 OT with OK feet. However, he just doesn't impress me on film so far. He looks like an OG to me. He looks like he should be a Steelers-type mauler, but really plays more like a Patriots-type finesse blocker. Played OLT at Iowa ST, played ORT at the Senior Bowl, and the only thing he proved is that he cannot play O-Tackle in the NFL.  

9.2

55

*Ruben Randle - 6-3, 210 

WR

LSU 

A big fast LSU WR. Big fast LSU WR have a history of disappoint me. However, I think he could finally be the real deal. 

9.2

56

Brandon Weeden- 6-3, 225 

QB

Oklahoma ST 

Accomplished QB who looks he is the closest to be a starter after the top two. Age is his biggest detriment or he would have been an easy 1st Round pick.  

9.2

57

Juron Crinor- 6-2, 220

WR 

Arizona

Looks the part, and really played the part at the Senior Bowl. He made the catch of the week in practice, and I have been curious about him ever since. He caught everything thrown his way all week. I still have a lot of work to do on this kid, but judging him on the Senior Bowl, if the Pats took him at 48 I wouldn't cry.  

9.2

58

Kwame Geathers- 6-4, 325,  

DT

Georgia 

Big DT who is getting a lot of looks by 3-4 teams looking for a NT.  

9.2

59

Cam Johnson- 6-3, 256, 4.65(U), 

DE/OLB

Virginia

He can get to the QB, but not really a pure passrusher. He looks like a bit a 'tweener, in the bad sense, to me. He gets up field nicely, but lacks a counter move. He can really move on the field, but doesn't always accomplish a lot. 

9.2

60

Kendall Keyes- 6-4, 286, 

DT/DE

UConn 

Looks the part, but struggles to play the part. Ultra inconsistent player who has inconsistent effort sometimes as well. However, he played real well at the Senior Bowl and may have lifted himself back into 2nd Round consideration again. He has all the physical gifts to be a great 3-4 D-End, but he doesn't seem to have the will all the time.

9.4

61

Zebrie Sanders- 6-5, 315,  

OT

Florida ST

Super athletic O-Tackle who has played well on both sides. However, he he really struggled at the Senior Bowl, and looks tome like he needs to get stronger and tougher. He has the feet to play OLT in the NFL, but he didn't look like he had the will at the Senior Bowl.  

9.2

62

Markelle Martin- 6-1, 200, 

FS

Oklahoma ST 

I just like how this kid plays. 

9.2

63

*Joe Adams- 5-10.5, 174, 4.25

WR

Arkansas 

Speed baby speed. Plus he has great hands. He was a high School CB, but has been tutored the past couple of years in a Pro style offense. He was unbelievable at the Senior Bowl. He played to his speed, showed great moves in the open field, and showed his terrific hands. He claimed at the Senior Bowl that he has been running a 4.25 forty in work outs. Now we all know how that works out (when a buddy is holding the stop watch even I could run a 4.25;-). So we'll have to see it to believe it. However, if he does run a sub 4.3 he is a lock for the 2nd Round, and maybe higher. His size, or lack there of, is the only detriment holding him out of the First Round.

9.2

64

*Alan Branch- 6-2, 240, 4.4 (U),  

DE/OLB

Clemson 

Speed rusher who is not good against the run.

9.3

65

Nick Toon- 6-2, 220,  

WR

Wisconsin 

Big fast receiver with nice hands. However, he always seems to disappoint a little as a big receiver in a running offense. He is a guy I really like. However, I can't same I ever really saw him dominate a game. 

9.1

66

Matt Reynolds- 6-4, 302, 

OT/OG

BYU 

Overrated OLT, who no longer seems to be overrated. I just can't believe he makes it through the 2nd Round. 

9.1

67

Doug Martin- 5-10, 210,  

RB

Boise ST

Just a RB I like. Terrific coming out of the backfield in the passing game Plus, he is a dynamic Special Teams player. Showed he could block at the Senior Bowl. 

9.1

68

Ryan Broyles- 5-10, 191, 

WR

Oklahoma

Ultra productive college WR, who looks like he is going to be a nightmare in the Slot

9.3X

69

Kirk Cousins- 6-2, 215, 

QB

Michigan ST

Doesn't look the part, but man he can play the part in the clutch. After the big two there a lot of questionable prospects I don't think many coaches will want to stake their jobs on. If I'm one of the poor unfortunates that have to stake my job one of these guys, I'll take the guy that at least comes through in the clutch. 

9.0

70

Bobby Wagner- 6', 225,  

LB

Utah 

Undersized LB who made a lot of tackles. Special Teams play at Senior Bowl could swing him into Day Two. He doesn't look the part, but he sure plays the part of the field. 

9.0

71

Nick Foles- 6-5, 225,  

QB

Arizona 

I personally don't like him, but haven't seen him play enough to condemn him forever. He looks the part of a top QB, but I haven't seen him successfully play the part yet. 

9.0

72

Michael Brewster - 6-4, 305,  

OC

Ohio ST

He has been considered a top Center prospect for a few years, and he hasn't disappointed. He did not play well at the Senior Bowl. 

9.0

73

*Vontae Burfict- 6-3, 250,

ILB

Arizona ST

I don't get it? Stiff legged Cheap shot artist who plays slow and to high. I would be shocked if he went before Day Three.

8.9

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