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65.

1.

Lions

*Paul Kruger

DE/OLB Utah

6-4.5, 263, 5.0, 24 Reps, 32.5

 

Mathew Stafford-

QB Georgia

 

*Everette Brown- 

DE/OLB

 

William Beatty-

OLT Connecticut

Ownership, President, GM, QB, DEFENSE, O-Line, ... 

F.A. Signings:

Bryant Johnson WR

Anthony Henry CB

Eric King CB

Maurice Morris RB

Grady Jackson DT

Julian Peterson LB (5th)

Key F.A.  Loses:

Jon Kitna QB

Cory Redding DT

Leigh Bodden CB

Brain Kelly CB

Dwight Smith CB

The Team: Getting a NT/DT who can plug up the middle has to be a priority for this defense. 

The Player:  Kruger is a do everything guy. His main asset is his all out hustle on every play. He lacks the speed to be an elite passrusher, but he has so many other intangibles that you think he can still do it. He had a great 2008 season where he led his team to a remarkable undefeated season. He really only played two season at Utah, but they were two good seasons. in 2006 and 2007 he garnered 124 Tackles, 24 TFL, 10.5 Sacks, 4 INTs, 12 PBU, and 3 FF. Dropped into a Zone a lot. Played on both sides of the line. Does a good job setting the edge. Can really blast off the line. Smart player who was a high school QB. He looks to read first, and knows his responsibilities. Not easily fooled by fakes and reverses, will hold contain. He has better on field speed than his forty time would indicate. Kruger is a good player on a surprisingly great team, not a surprisingly great player on a good team. Plays with excellent balance and hustle. Has good football strength, especially when he plays with leverage, and he has a knack for getting under O-Linemen's pads. Not an instinctive passrusher, but an all out effort gut, who surprises with his hustle. Some see him as an OLB in a 3-4. Has experience in coverage, and made on of the best INTs of the year against Brigham Young. Smart player, who played QB in High school. Redshirted as a freshman, and went on a mission in 2005 and 2006. Overage prospect who played on two seasons. Still learning position and does show a lot of skill or technique on the field. Gets by with hustle, smarts, and underrated strength. Very competitive. Played great in Utah's Bowl Game to secure undefeated season. Has experience in coverage. Dropped back into a zone a lot, in Utah's Zone Blitz, and actually looked pretty good. He has good speed and great lateral quickness in coverage. Plus, he has good enough, not great, hands to make the INT. he is a bit of a body-snagger. Not a speed guy around the edge, he doesn't look like he always trusts his speed. He can run around the horn, especially after he's beaten a gut inside. Great hand fighter who tries to beat the O-Lineman with his hands and quickness, likes the inside move. Super hustle guy. Energy player who can pump up his teammates. Team leader. he was moved around a lot last season and played on both sides of the line. Doesn't have a lot of experience. Only played two seasons at Utah. Went on a mission, and was stabbed allegedly breaking up a fight. Can play standing up and in coverage, and I think his best position in the NFL is as an OLB in a 3-4. 

The Reason: The Lions have to get players to help against the run. They got stuck with two offensive players they had to take, a franchise Qb and a OLT to protect him. Now they need to Draft run stuffers.

Second Choice: Sen'Derricks Marks UT            

66.

2.

Rams

Jasper Brinkley-

ILB South Carolina 

6-1 5/8, 249, 4.7, 4.39 SS, 6.92 3-Cone,  

 

*Jason Smith-

OLT Baylor

 

*Kenny Britt

WR Rutgers

6-2 7/8, 218, 4.43 

OLT, WR, LB, WR, LB, S, CB, OL

Key F.A. Signings:

Jason Brown OC 

Brain St. Pierre QB

Mike Karney FB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Orlando Pace OT

Tory Holt WR

Brett Romberg OC

The Team: They need a run stuffing ILB. They were one of the worst run stopping defense in the NFL last year.  

The Player: His size is massively enticing. However, he is not a 270 Linebacker. Just for the record he bulked up to 270 pounds after his knee injury, and showed up at his Proday at 250 pounds (I think actually 256). He is strong and can take on blocks well. When I watch South Caroline early last season he looked terrible. I don't think he has completely overcome the knee surgery, mentally. By all accounts he lost a lot when he hurt his knee 2007. In 2006 he was a monster, when he was a Junior College transfer. He still looked hesitant at the Senior Bowl. He is a guy who fits the Pats system so I really focused in on him the second time I watched the Senior Bowl and I was very disappointed. He didn't move forward well. He seemed hesitant and unsure. I wanted to like him, but I kept waiting for him to attack the Line, and he didn't. So I admit my judgment of him is unfairly harsh, but as he drops his potential becomes more and more enticing, and he will be hard to pass in the 4th or 5th Round. Because, if can regain the confidence in his knee and start attacking the LOS again, he can be a very effective Inside Linebacker in a 3-4.  

The Reason: They need a lot of help against the run. Brinkley is not pretty, but he can stop the run.  

Second Choice: Vance Walker DT

67.

3.

Chiefs

Kyle Moore

DE USC

6-4.6, 265, 4.76

 

Aaron Curry- 

LB Wake Forest

LB, DE/PassR, WR, OL, CB  S, WR, OT,  RB, OC,  DB

Key F.A. Signings:

Matt Cassel QB

Mike Goff OG

Bobby Engram WR

Make Vrabel LB

Travis Daniels CB

Jon McGraw S

Darrell Robertson LB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Ty Law CB

The Team: The Chiefs have to add a gut who can help out Cassel and Dwayne Bowe. However, Pioli built the Pats through the Lines, and Moore has the potential to be an excellent 3-4 D-End. 

The Player: Played in the shadows of greatness, and was still able to carve out a place for himself on the D-Line. Over the past two seasons he fought for all 24 starts, and he was able to garner 75 Tackles, 13 TFL, 7 Sacks, 7 PBU. His best position in the NFL will be as a 5-Technique DE. Really played well in Senior Bowl practices. I think he should be able to add 10-15 pounds and play D-End in a 3-4. Not bad for a player surrounded by so many playmakers. He has a good burst off the line. Uses his hands well.  Has a nice outside Swim-move, and can also spin back inside. When he is on he can be very disruptive. He has received great coaching at USC for four years, and it really showed at the Senior Bowl practices, where he used multiple moves and and showed excellent technique. He is going to be a valuable commodity in the draft, he is a Left D-End who can play the run and still rush the passer.      

Who is this guy? One of the top 3-4 D-End prospect in the Draft. Showed up at the Senior Bowl after an anonymous Senior season at 'SC. Played nearly as well as any D-Lineman at the Senior Bowl, you could count the guys who looked better on one hand.  

The Reason: A new young defense can always use some help on the D-Line.     

Second Choice: Phil Loadholt OT 

68.

4.

Seahawks

Gerald Cadogan- 

OT Penn ST

6-5, 309, 26 Reps,

35 3/4" arms,   

 

*Mark Sanchez -

QB USC

 

*Donald Brown-

RB Connecticut

OL, LB, RB, DB, DE, OL,

Key F.A. Signings:

T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR

Colin Cole DT

Cory Redding DT

Key F.A.  Loses:

Maurice Morris RB

Floyd Womack OG

Rocky Bernard DL

Howard Green DT

Julian Peterson LB

The Team: The back issues of Hasselbeck have to be addressed. One of the best ways to slow down a passrush is to bring in a nice big running back and run right at the best passrusher on the defense.                    

The Player: Cadogan was a three year starter at OLT for Penn State. He was started 39 concesutive games for Penn, and that has to count for something. Has good size and strength and uses a violent punch very effectively. A very good run blocker for a Left Tackle. Can probably play Right Tackle as wee, and will probably start out on the right side and work his way back to OLT. He is smart player, who needs to play a little meaner.    

The Reason: Julius Jones runs best when he ha s big compliment to help him and help punish the defense. I think Brown can do just that. Their O-Line is the right in the middle of a complete makeover. Jones has reach the end. Spencer's back will hamper his play, maybe for the rest of his career, and he may be replaced by his backup. Floyd Womack is in the final year of his contract, and they haven't figured out if they are going to keep him. ORT Ray Willis is in the final year of his contract, and has not proven he can start, and I am not of fan of ORT Sean Locklear. With Hasselbeck now 33 and coming off a season lost to injuries, securing a starting RB, and some starting O-Linemen has to be a priority. Beatty has the athleticism to be a 1st Round pick, but he played soft last season and I have trouble fitting him into the 1st round. This would be a Huge break for Hasselbeck if he somehow lasted this long.

Second Choice: Chip Vaughn FS

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5.

 

Cowboys

Ramses Barden

WR Cal Poly

6-6, 227, 4.51, 10'2"

 

William Moore-  

SS Missouri

WR, S, ILB, NT, OT, DB, LB, DL

F.A. Signings :

Jon Kitna QB

Gerald Sensabaugh S

Keith Brookings LB

Igor Olshamsky DE

Key F.A.  Loses:

Anthony Henry CB

Roy Williams S

Chris Canty DL

Matt Stewart LB

Kevin Burnett ST/LB

Terrell Owen WR

The Team: This team needed a WR before they released TO.     

The Player: Barden is a giant small school receiver. A triangle numbers player. Needs a lot of work . got by in college on pure athletic ability and size. Smart and funny kid, who has a magnetic personality. He will need some time to develop into an NFL WR. Doesn't run real precise routes. Has trouble separating. Has a great burst off the line and great speed. Can jump up an snag the ball over everybody. Has rare physical gifts, and now he just has to put them all together.     

The Reason: This pick maybe a bit of a stretch, as Jerry Jones may be looking to win now, and Barden is going to take a year or two to develop. But has the potential to become an incredible deep threat.   

Second Choice: Jasper Brinkley ILB 

70.

6.

Bengals

 

Antoine Caldwell- 

OC Alabama

6-3 3/8, 309, 23 Reps

 

Andre Smith

OL Alabama

 

Michael Johnson-

DE Georgia Tech

DE, DT, OC, OT, WR, LB, DB, OL, TE

Key F.A. Signings: 

Laveranues Coles WR

Chris Crocker S

Key F.A.  Loses:

Stacy Andrews ORT

T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR

The Team: One of the Bungels top priority is to get a Center to replace whatever scrubs they have left there

The Player: Caldwell maybe the most underrated player in this Draft. He is a big strong and tough Center who had 52 Starts in the SEC. He is not pretty, but he will knock your block off. He is a phone booth player, but in the Phone booth he is a physical fighter. great hands. He is a super competitor, who hates to see D-Lineman get by him. Loves contact. Played OC at Alabama, and O-Guard at the Senior Bowl. Sets quickly in pass protection, and keeps his hands up and moving. Can withstand initial impact, stay low, and keep his feet moving. Play with good stoutness, balance, and good strength at the Senior Bowl. A bit of a waist bender. When he is bending his knees he is very tough to beat. Can struggle with quickness inside.        

The Reason: The Bungels are in a good position, because I think there are 5 O-Centers who can come in and start next season. Calkdwell is one of them. 

Second Choice: Chip Vaughn FS 

71.

8.

Raiders

 

Ricky Jean-Francois-

DT LSU

6-2, 295 

 

Eugene Monroe-  

OT Virginia

 

*Percy Harvin

RB/WR/PR Florida 

WR, OL, WR, DL, Help for QB

F.A. Signings:

Kalif Barnes OT

Cooper Carlisle OG

Key F.A.  Loses:

Gibril Wilson S

Jake Grove OC

Kwame Harris OT

The Team: The Raiders need to do everything in their power to help Russell. And getting another speed receiver just seems like too much fun.  

The Player: Jean-Francois should be a 1st or 2nd Round pick. He was MVP of a SEC Championship game, and MVP of a BCS Championship game. How many players can say that? However, he has off the field issues and injury issues. In four seasons at LSU, he was a Redshirt Junior, he garnered only 9 starts. He has never stayed healthy for a full season. He is a super buyer beware player. However, he can sometimes look like Glenn Dorsey on the field, though not nearly as refined a player, he has that combo of strength, attitude, and quickness on the field. He uses his arms well to keep blockers off his body. He has strong thick legs, and plays with good lean. When he plays and stays low he can be a beast. Defenses double teamed him often, and with all the talent on the LSU defense that is saying something. He like to use his long arms to hold off O-Lineman while he reads the plays, then he shrugs them aside and can destroy the RB. The problem is off the field and keeping him on the field. He has a good swim-move. Stout against the run, and is not the player you want to be running at when you need a yard. Good hand-fighter, who uses his hands well to keep blocker off his body. He can shed blocker quickly when he read the play. He just can't seem to stay on the field.               

The Reason: Davis gets the guy that played the biggest in the two biggest games of his career.

Second Choice: Mike Wallace WR

72.

8.

Jaguars

Ladarius Webb

CB/FS/KR Nichols ST

5-10, 179, 4.46, 36"

 

B.J. Raji- 

DT/NT B.C.

 

Brain Robiskie- 

WR Ohio ST

WR, DT, RB, CB, OL, QB, SS, LB

Key F.A. Signings:

Tra Thomas OLT

Sean Considine S

Scott Starks CB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Matt Jones WR

Jerry Porter WR

Reggie Williams WR

Kalif Barnes OT

Paul Spicer DE

Mike Peterson LB

Drayton Florence CB

Gerald Sensabaugh S

The Team: I think taking a Corner here makes a lot of sense. 

The Player: Webb is a small school Super tough super athlete. He looked like the best athlete at DB at the Combine. He also holds value as Specials Teams as he was one of the best Kick Returners in college the last two years. Played in a zone heavy scheme at Nichols, where he showed he is super aggressive against the run. Has value as a FS as well. Looks like his best position in the NFL is probably as a Tampa Two Corner. However, he is smart and a super athlete, and should be able to play some man in NFL.

The Reason: I think Webb could play FS or Nickel Corner for this team next season.   

Second Choice: Rashard Jennings RB  

73.

9.

Packers

Terrence Taylor-

NT Michigan

6-1.5 328, 37 Reps

 

Michael Oher- OT Mississippi

 

Jarron Gilbert

DE/DT San Jose State

NT, OLB/DE, OT, DB, RB, LB, WR, OL

Key F.A. Signings:

Anthony Smith S 

Key F.A.  Loses:

Colin Cole DT

The Team: The Packers need a big Nose Tackle.    

The Player: Taylor is a short squat Nose tackle prospect. I probably have him rated higher than I should, because I think his best position in the NFL will be at Nose Tackle. The more I watch him the less I like him. However, he did play well at the East West game. He has the size strength and stubbornness to be a good NT. Has a reputation for not being  a hard worker. If he can increase his desire and work ethic he could be a 2nd day steal for a 3-4 team. He does a good job of staying low and can really get under the pads of the OC. Basic bull-rusher, but is quicker than you think looking at him, and really can play strong when he stays low. He can surprise O-Lineman when he one-gaps, and has a nice burst off the LOS. he really impressed me at the East West game. Showed some interior quickness that I hadn't seen before. 

The Reason: Taylor has the size to play NT.

Second Choice: Rashard Jennings RB

74.

10.

49ers

Rashard Jennings-

RB Liberty 

6-1, 234, 4.67

 

Brian Orakpo

DE/OLB Texas

 

Louis Delmas- 

S Western Michigan

OB, FS, OLB/PR, WR, DB,  WR, OL

F.A. Signings:

Brandon Jones WR

Moran Norris FB

Marvel Smith ORT

Allen Rossum KR/CB

Takeo Spikes LB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Bryant Johnson WR

Jonas Jennings OT

Donald Strickland CB

The Team: The 49ers look to get lucky again. First, my second rated player in the whole Draft Brian Orakpo falls to them, and then they sit quietly and wait until the 2nd Round were Louis Delmas falls into their lap. The only thing their defense really needs is a RB to back up Gore, who has a history of injusry and has taken a beating in the past few years. 

The Player: Jennings is a one-cut runner, who looks like he is ready to play in Denver's old offense, or maybe the Pats new offense. He looks most comfortable when he is cutting back against the grain. Has excellent speed for a player so big. Terrific athlete, who looks like he was cut out of stone by a Renaissance sculpture. A bit of a long strider.             

The Reason: 49ers need a young RB to help take some of the pounding off of Gore's knees.  

Second Choice: Juanquin Iglesias WR   

75.

11.

Bills

Cornelius Ingram 

H-Back Florida

6-3 7/8, 238, 4.68, 33" Vert    

 

*Aaron Maybin-

OLB/DE Penn ST

 

*Eben Britton-

OLT Arizona

 

Alex Mack

OC California

TE, DE, OC, OL, TE, LB, OL, RB, CB

F.A. Signings:

Geoff Hangartner OG

Ryan Fitzpatrick QB

Terrell Owen WR

Drayton Florence CB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Robert Royal TE

Derrick Dockery OG

Duke Preston OC

Melvin Fowler OG

Jabari Greer CB

The Team: The Bills had a big need at Tight End before they lost Royal. Now they might have to take another in the 3rd or 4th Round.

The Player: Big receiving H-Back who lost final season at Florida to knee injury. Showed he had his athleticism back at the Combine. He is not going to block his way into the Hall of Fame, but he is a serious threat in the passing game. He ran a 4.68 at his Proday, but it was on grass, and that is impressive. He is a terrific pass catching H-Back who can create mismatches in the passing game. His knee has continued to get stronger, and he has continued to show confidence in his athletic abilities. In 2007, he started 5 games, and garnered 508 yards and 7 TDs on 34 catches, that is almost 15 YPC. He is a terrific athlete and a smooth route runner, but he is not a physical guy. He will go lower than his athletic abilities say he should because of his lack of physicality. 

The Reason: The 2nd and 3rd Rounds will be littered with TEs, some will be pretty and some won't, but Shawn Nelson will be the best. 

Second Choice: Phil Loadholt OT

76.

12.

 

Jets

Louis Murphy- 

WR Florida 6-2, 203, 4.43, 12 Reps,  

 

Josh Freeman-

QB Kansas St

6-5 7/8, 250 

 

Shonn Greene

RB Iowa

QB, WR, RB, WR,  LB, DB

Key F.A. Signings:

Brandon Moore OG

Bart Scott LB

Lito Sheppard CB

Jim Leonhard S

Marques Douglas DE

Howard Green DT

Key F.A.  Loses:

Laveranues Coles WR

C.J. Mosley DT

Eric Barton LB

Hank Poteat CB

The Team: The Jets defense is loaded, but the offense still needs help. The lose of Laveranues Coles leaves a bigger hole than Jets fan will believe.   

The Player: Murphy is a very good receiver. He is tall fast and has good hands. He got lost a little in the shuffle in Florida's diverse offense, but he really came through for them in the Championship game. Does a good job catching the ball in traffic. Can hold onto the ball when he is getting hit. uses his speed well to get open deep, and can snag the ball will running at full speed deep down the field. 

The Reason: Murphy is a well polished receiver from the SEC who could had a deep threat the offense that it really needs. The Jets need help at WR, the only question is can Ryan actually draft 3 straight Offensive players?

Second Choice: D.J Moore 

77.

13

Texans

Andre Brown

RB North Carolina ST

6' 224, 4.28 SS,

 

Lawrence  Sidbury-

DE Richmond

 

Robert Ayers

DE Tennessee

DE/PR, WR, CB, RB, DB, TE, LB

Key F.A. Signings:

Dan Orlovsky QB

Antonio Smith DE

Eugene Wilson CB/S

Key F.A.  Loses:

 

The Team: Houston needs another Running back, if they want Steve Slaton to survive. Slaton garnered 1,283 yards, because he got so many rushing attempts. He is listed at 5-10, 190 LBs, how long do you think he can last if forced to carry the ball so many times. If Jennings or Brown drop for one of them here, otherwise a WR would not hurt.

The Player:   Brown is a herky-jerky runner who never runs in a straight line for long, like Tashard Choice from last year's Draft. He is a power back with some giddy-up in his feet. Hits the hole quickly. He runs a little high, and has a history of injury. However, he runs with good power. He likes to make a quick cut against the grain to pick up extra yardage. Good blocker. Does a nice job of picking up the blitzer on passing downs. Not the best pass catcher. He catches the ball with his hands, and shows good promise. Does a good ob of following his blockers, and cutting off their blocks. He is a first talent who keeps getting injured. Big and strong, and runs with power and prejudice. Thumber, who can lower his head and really hurt a defender. Worked his in the starting lineup at the Senior Bowl. Great athlete who really has it all, just can't stay healthy. Makes people miss with shockingly quick lateral cuts for a player his size. Looked bigger and faster at the Senior Bowl where he arrived completely healthy for the first time in a while. Was also much quicker than I remembered. Has excellent quickness to the hole. Used to the I formation. and really follows the FB well. Uses good shoulder fakes. Good receiver, he is a better hands than given credit for. Excellent on Screens, patient, and knows how to cut off pulling Linemen. Like to hop and slide at the line. Will lower his head and run with good power at the goal line. Nice quick feet.       .

Tate was a dynamic big player receiver in College. He was considered a big time talent who blew out his knew last season. He was considered a better prospect than teammate Hakeem Nicks, right up to the point he blew out his knee. He is also a dynamic Kick Returner.      

The Reason: Houston still hasn't gotten a WR opposite Johnson. Tate could come in and fight for the third WR spot and be a Special Teams maven.

Second Choice: Domonique Johnson CB  

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14.

Chargers

Alex Magee

DT/DE Purdue

6-3, 295, 4.9

 

Malcolm Jenkins-

CB Ohio ST

DE, ORT, ORG, NT, RB, DB, ORG, WR, RB

Key F.A. Signings:

Kevin Burnett ST/LB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Mike Goff OG

Igor Olshamsky DE 

The Team: The Chargers really need a replacement for Igor Olshamsky.         

The Player: I think Magee's best position in the NFL will be as a 5-Technique 3-4 D-End. He is a good athlete, with a nice initial burst who has experience as both a D-End and a D-Tackle. great chop move which he uses almost exclusively. Great hand fighter. Smart player. He doesn't have the bulk to burst through O-Lineman so he uses his quickness and his hands to get around them, because when they get their hands on his shirt he is done. Has average production. As a Senior he garnered, 28 Tackles, 6 TFL, and 3.5 Sacks. He could go higher than he probably should, because after Jarron Gilbert, who will go early in the 2nd, he is the next best 3-4 D-End prospect. 

The Reason: I like McGee more as a 3-4 D-End.  

Second Choice: Fenuki Tupou OL  

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15.

Broncos

Clint Sintim-

OLB Virginia

 6-3, 249, 4.97

 

Tyson Jackson-

DE/DT LSU

 

Rey Maualaga- 

ILB USC

 

Juanquin Iglesias-

WR Oklahoma

ILB, OLB, ORT, QB, 

F.A. Signings:

Kyle Orton QB

Jabar Gaffney WR

David Anderson WR

LaMont Jordan RB

Correll Buckhalter RB

J.J. Arrington RB

Kenny Peterson DL

J'Vonnie Parker DL

Darrell Reid DT

Ronald Fields DT

Andra Davis LB

Renaldo Hill DB

Andre' Goodman DB

Brain Dawkins S

Renaldo Hill S

Lonnie Paxton LS

Key F.A.  Loses:

Jay Cutler QB

Karl Paymah CB

Dre' Bly CB

Dewayne Robertson DT

Jamie Winborn LB

Marquand Manuel S

John Engelberger DE

Niko Koutouvides LB

The Team: The Broncos need LB who can play in a 3-4. They had the worst defense in the NFL overt he second half of the season. They did an awful lot in Free Agency to address their D, but they still need Linebackers and player who can fit the 3-4 defense.  

The Players: Sintim has always had his worst games when I watched him play. So the Pats will probably draft him. Looks stiff in the hips, and less athletic than he is given credit for. So I wonder if he was injured when I watched him play. Had excellent senior year at Virginia where he garnered 70 Tackles, 11 Sacks, 3 PBU, and 13 TFL. Developed into a monster edge rusher under the tutelage of Al Groh, who fell from the Parcel tree as well. Has long arms that he uses well against O-Tackles. Not a natural passrusher, but a player who has worked hard to develop moves, and is used in 3-4 blitz schemes well. Has a great Rip-move, uses a his long arms very effectively in a Push-Pull or Shrug-move with nice violence. Excellent stack and shed Linebacker, and can set the edge with pride and prejudice. Like to go under the Right Tackle's block to the outside in an all out blitz, like Vrabel. Really worked hard preparation for his Senior season. Has weight issues, and dropped some weight making him look more athletic and natural in space. Has excellent change of direction reactions in space, and I saw the athleticism that most scout talk about when he needed to change direction quickly. Redshirted his freshman year. Has started every game of his career, 49 games, for Virginia. Has great career stats; 245 Tackles, 27 Sacks, and 43 TFL.

The Reason: Sintim is a pure 3-4 OLB who played in a similar system in college.  

Second Choice: Roy Miller DT  

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16.

Redskins

Matt Shaughnessy

DE Wisconson

6-5, 255 

 

Michael Oher- OT Mississippi

DE, OL, LB, OL

F.A. Signings:

Derrick Dockery OG

Albert Haynesworth DT 

Renaldo Wynn DE

Key F.A.  Loses:

Shawn Springs CB

Jason Taylor DE

The Team: The Skins need a lot of help right in the middle of their D-Line. 

The Player: Terrific 3-4 D-End prospect. Smart player who plays stronger then size would indicate. Great read and react D-End. Has the speed to still get to QB. The more I watch him the more I like him. 

The Reason: I just don't like their D-Line, and their O-Line is not far behind. Defense starts on the D-Line.   

Second Choice:  Phil Loadholt OT 

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17.

Buccaneers

Vance Walker

DT/NT Wake Forest

6-2, 295, 4.9 

 

Peria Jerry-  

DT Mississippi

QB, DT, DE, RB, LB, WR, DT, CB, DT

F.A. Signings:

Kellen Winslow TE

Derrick Ward RB

Angelo Crowell LB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Derrick Brooks LB

Cato June LB

Joey Galloway WR

Ike Hilliard WR

Warrick Dunn RB

The Team: The first thing this tem needs to do is a tie, they need a Qb and to completely rebuild the D-Line?    

The Player: Walker is another interior thumper, who knows how to use his quickness and hands to his advantage. His best position the Pros might be as a 3-4 D-End. A bit of a 'tweener who looks like he might be a super-steal as a 3-4 D-End on the second day. He does a good job against the run. He is a thumper, who will give a little shake and bake in the passrush, but then he will look to thump again. Contact and impact is his game, he just looks for people to hit. Not quite as big and stout as Ron Brace, but they play similar games, they both lack finesse of any kind. Has long arms which he extends well, but could use more refinement in technique. He does a good job taking up space, but doesn't have the moves or hands skills to shed O-Lineman consistently. However, when he is on the field you will here shoulder pads cracking like thunder. And he will shove, push, pull, and bull his way forward against any O-Lineman until the QB throws the ball or someone smashes into him. He is just a big, tough, strong, fighter.  

The Reason: They better improve the defense because they are going to need it.

Second Choice: Pat White QB  

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18.

Lions

 

Keenan Lewis-  

CB, Oregon,

6-1, 195, 4.5 

 

Mathew Stafford-

QB Georgia

 

*Everette Brown- 

DE/OLB

 

William Beatty-

OLT Connecticut

 

Vance Walker

DT/NT Wake Forest

Ownership, President, GM, QB, DEFENSE, O-Line, ... 

F.A. Signings:

Bryant Johnson WR

Anthony Henry CB

Eric King CB

Maurice Morris RB

Grady Jackson DT

Julian Peterson LB (5th)

Key F.A.  Loses:

Jon Kitna QB

Cory Redding DT

Leigh Bodden CB

Brain Kelly CB

Dwight Smith CB

The Player: Lewis is a tall thin CB, who could add weight and move to FS. He does a nice job in tight coverage, and really has a knack for shadowing the WR. Shows excellent cover skills for a Corner his size. Good feet. Smooth backpedal. Struggles a little in zone defenses, and can sometimes look lost. At his best when he can use his athletic abilities and instincts, and just run with the WR. Does a good job running on WR's hips. Very physical. Can sometimes get over aggressive in coverage.   

The Reason: If the Lions didn't have the worst secondary in the history of the NFL last season they came damn close, so a CB would do nice here. 

   

Second Choice: Jason Smith OT 

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19.

Packers

  

D.J. Moore- 

CB/PR/KR Vanderbilt

5-8 7/8, 185, 4.57

 

B.J. Raji- 

DT/NT B.C.

 

Jarron Gilbert

DE/DT San Jose State

 

Gerald Cadogan- 

OT Penn ST 

NT, OLB/DE, OT, DB, RB, LB, WR, OL

Key F.A. Signings:

Anthony Smith S 

Key F.A.  Loses:

Colin Cole DT

The Team: Looking a the picks you have to think the Packers will go Offense somewhere, it's just that when they pick the top player at their top need position is a defensive player. If they actually get these four player they could really have the start of a great 3-4 defense for year to come.     

The Player: D.J Moore is under 5-9 and couldn't run under a 4.5, that is why he is in the 3rd Round and not the 1st. However, on the field he looks as natural as you can want a CB to be. He is slim, smart, and fast Corner, who can look a little fragile sometimes. However, I love his feet. He has the best feet of any CB in the Draft. His backpedal maybe the best in nation. One of those rare player who looks more natural going backwards than forwards. He can be a tough CB to judge, because Vandy plays a lot of zone. He like to line up with too much cushion. Has great quick feet. Terrific backpedal. He stays low and and smooth moving his quick feet like a duck in water. Has a habit, like all zone Comers, of peeking a little much at the QB. has great closing speed, because his great feet allow him to stop and change direction instantly. He has the most natural backpedal of any CB in this Draft. He has a super smooth transition out of his backpedal. He actually looks more natural moving backwards than forwards.                 

The Reason: The Packers could not possible be happier if they somehow end up with these four players. Moore has everything you want in a Corner except pure speed.

Second Choice: Michael Oher OLT

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20.

Broncos

Roy Miller

DT/NT Texas

6-1 5/8, 312, 4.9, 36 Reps 

 

Rey Maualaga- 

ILB USC

 

Malcolm Jenkins-

CB Ohio ST

 

Jarron Gilbert

DE/DT San Jose State

 

Clint Sintim-

OLB Virginia

ILB, OLB, ORT, QB, 

F.A. Signings:

Kyle Orton QB

Jabar Gaffney WR

David Anderson WR

LaMont Jordan RB

Correll Buckhalter RB

J.J. Arrington RB

Kenny Peterson DL

J'Vonnie Parker DL

Darrell Reid DT

Ronald Fields DT

Andra Davis LB

Renaldo Hill DB

Andre' Goodman DB

Brain Dawkins S

Renaldo Hill S

Lonnie Paxton LS

Key F.A.  Loses:

Jay Cutler QB

Karl Paymah CB

Dre' Bly CB

Dewayne Robertson DT

Jamie Winborn LB

Marquand Manuel S

John Engelberger DE

Niko Koutouvides LB

The Team: The Broncos need D-Lineman who can play in a 3-4. They had the worst defense in the NFL over the second half of the season. They did an awful lot in Free Agency to address their D, but they still a Nose Tackle if they are going to switch to a 3-4 defense.  

The Players: Miller is a bit of a Combine wonder. He is a good athlete who is very strong, and was well coached at Texas. he has started 42 games over the past 4 years. So he has a lot of experience. He has a nice lower base and knows how to control O-Lineman. He gives good effort and hustle. He is one of those player who has been good, consistently good for a long time, but not great. over the past three seasons he has garnered 134 Tackles, 22 TFL, and 10 Sacks, good but not great. I think he can be a good NT. But I also think he has the speed and quickness to be a very good Under Tackle.    

The Reason: I think they are choosing between Roy Miller and Vance Walker here. I think Walker is a more natural Nose Tackle, and Miller might be better suited to play Under Tackle 

Second Choice: Pat White QB 

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21.

Eagles

Asher Allen-

CB Georgia

5-10, 198, 4.4

 

*Knowshon Moreno- RB Georgia

 

Sean Smith

CB/FS Utah

OLT, TE, RB, DB, DB, WR, S, OT, TE, DB, LB, DL

F.A. Signings :

Stacy Andrews ORT

Sean Jones S

Rashard Baker S

Key F.A.  Loses:

Tra Thomas OLT

Greg Lewis WR

Jerry Porter WR

Correll Buckhalter RB

L.J. Smith TE

Lito Sheppard CB

Drayton Florence CB

Brain Dawkins S

Sean Considine S

Paul Spicer DE 

The Team: This team has lost 4 good DBs to Free Agency. Two safeties and Two Corners. Getting a versatile DB who can step in at more than one position maybe their top priority here. However, getting a T-End here could be a big deal for McNabb. 

The Player: Allen is a short corner. He is very physical, and has excellent feet which show in his cover skills. He is a good aggressive tackler. Stocky build, well built Corner. Has excellent quick feet and can backpedal and snap out of his transition with good abruptness. He has good hands, and good ball skills, and make a play on the ball in the air deep down the field. The more I watch him the more I like him. He is a smart CB who made the calls for the Georgia secondary. Has a knack for being around the ball. Has a nice smooth backpedal. He has good straight line speed and is a good Kick returner, so he can make a roster on special teams alone as a rookie.     

The Reason:     

Second Choice: Ladarius Webb DB 

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22.

Vikings

Phil Loadholt- 

ORT Oklahoma

6-8, 350 

 

*Jeremy Maclin-

WR/RB/KR

 

Sean Smith

CB/FS Utah

OT, QB, WR, DB, DT, OL, WR

Key F.A. Signings:

Sage Rosenfels

Karl Paymah CB

Key Loses:

Maurice Hicks RB

Matt Birk OC

Darren Sharper S

The Team: The Vikings need to give their two crappy QBs all the help they can get. ORT Ryan Cook has been called b bust by everyone and his brother. They will be looking to replace him in this Draft.   

The Player: Loadholt is, well a load at Left tackle. He is a tough player to evaluate, because he gets away with more because of his size and amazingly long arms. His feet are not pretty, and he looks awkward and gawky, but usually gets the job done. He doesn't have the feet of an NFL Left Tackle, but his size, positioning, and long arms allow him lead way in pass protection. He looks really bad sometimes, but he can punch a passrusher and just stop him in his tracks. He looks like he will fail, but Oklahoma left him all alone on the left side all season, and he played well. He always looks like he is on the edge of disaster and about to surrender the edge, but he always seems to get his big mitts on the passrusher. He could barely play against the speed he faced in college, I don't think he can recover from the speed OLT face on a regular basis. However, I think he could develop into a good power ORT in the NFL.

The Reason: Loadholt should be starting over Ryan Cook before next season is done.    

Second choice: Pat White QB  

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23.

Miami

 

  Patrick Turner- 

WR USC

6-5, 221, 4.6  

 

Darius Butler

CB Connecticut

 

Larry English-

OLB Northern Illinois

 

Patrick Chung

S Oregon

NT/DT, S, CB, WR, ILB, TE, CB, WR, RB, OL, CB, S

F.A. Signings:

Jake Grove OC

Gibril Wilson S

Eric Green CB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Samson Satele OC

Al Johnson OC/OG

Vonnie Holiday DE

Renaldo Hill DB

Andre' Goodman DB

The Team: Miami will be looking for a WR prospect in this Draft. They may have waited to long.  

The Player: Turner had a good career a  USC, but not a great one like expected. Not as fast as you want a WR to be. But over the past two seasons he garnered 1,310 yards and 13 TDs on 97 Catches. He is a huge WR who uses his body well to shield off DB. He has very underrated hands, and can dive for a ball scoop it off the turf. Was excellent during Senior Bowl practices, and really showed he could runs patterns far better than I ever saw at USC. I was very impressed. He has quick feet, and can give a shimmy-shimmy-shake and break to the inside or outside. He has surprisingly quick feet for a man his size. Knows how to run patterns with deception, and doesn't give away the pattern before he cuts. Runs precise efficient patterns. Knows how to move his feet. Cuts off contact like a TE. Can take the big hit and still hold onto the ball. Turner showed he was a much better prospect at the Senior Bowl than I thought. However, he will be limited because of his speed, and will never be a number one receiver. He looks like he could be a monster number two in a West-Coast offense. 

The Reason: The Dolphins need someone who can compliment the speedy Ginn Jr. Turner looks like he could be the perfect fit.

Second Choice: Terrance Taylor NT

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Ravens

 

Zack Follett- 

LB California 

6-2 1/8, 238, 4.75

 

Vontae Davis

CB/FS Illinois  

5-11 1/8, 203, 4.40

 

Derrick Williams-  

WR/KR/PR Penn ST

WR, CB, LB, CB, DT, DE, WR, DB

Key F.A. Signings:

L.J. Smith TE

Matt Birk OC

Domonique Foxworth CB 

Key F.A.  Loses:

Jason Brown OC 

Marques Douglas DE

Bart Scott LB

Chris McAllister CB

Corey Ivy CB

Jim Leonhard S

The Team: The Ravens will try to find a LB who can play multiple positions. 

The Player: Zack Follet is a tough undersized Linebacker, whose best asset is blitzing. He can read and react, and has some value as a 3-4 ILB. H displayed amazing versatility as a Senior. Good in zone coverage. Drops back with good awareness. Plays OLB in California's hybrid 3-4, and will switch sides often. Will also put his hand in the dirt and rush as an D-End in obvious passing situations. He will also line up on slot receivers when opponent goes into spread formation, he looks out of place, but does a decent job in short coverage on the slot receiver. He gets very low in his stance and can back pedal like a DB. He has an excellent burst around the Horn when he is trying to get to the QB. Plays very fast when he is moving forward. Does a good job changing direction and redirecting on the RB when he is blitzing and they run a Draw. He will hustle down field to try and make tackle, but the further from the LOS he gets the less natural he looks. He will switch sides and positions, OLB to DE, often, and sometimes every other play. Not a lot of passrushing moves, mostly just a speed rush. He is a clutch player who make big plays in big games. 

The Reason: Follett was moved all around last season and could play any of the LB positions. 

Second Choice: Phil Loadholt OL

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Patriots

Pat White

QB West Virginia

6' 1/4, 200, 4.45,

 

Brandon Pettigrew-

TE Oklahoma ST

 

Conner Barwin

OLB Cincinnati 

 

Jamon Meredith

OL South Carolina

 

Rashard Johnson-

FS Alabama

OLB, ORT, S, ILB, NT, TE, RB, DE,

Key F.A. Signings:

Tully Banta-Cain OLB

Shawn Springs CB

Leigh Bodden CB

Fred Taylor RB

Chris Baker TE

Joey Galloway WR

Greg Lewis WR (5th)

Brad Listorti TE

Al Johnson OC/OG

Nathan Hodel LS

Key F.A.  Loses:

Matt Cassel QB

LaMont Jordan RB

Heath Evans FB

C.J. Jones WR

Darrell Robertson LB

Mike Vrabel LB

Lonnie Paxton LS

The Team: Belichick is said to be enamored with all the versatility that Pat White possess.  

The Player: White has improved as a passer each season. As a freshman he was an athlete playing QB, but as a Senior he was a QB, who is also a great Athlete. He learned to rely on his running skills less and less, and rely on his brains and arm more and more. He has rushed for 2,171 yards and 25 TDs. That is very impressive, but what is more impressive are his passing stats. he went from garnering 828 Yards, 8 TDs and 5 INTs in 5 starts as a redshirt freshman, to throwing for 1,842 yards on 65.7% Competition percentage for 21 TDs and 7 INTs as a senior. He has 4,658 career passing yards and 56 TDs career passing TDs, for a total of 6,829 yard and 81 TDs, but he can't play QB in the NFL? He has a history of excellence in Bowl Games, and his best game of the season always seems to be in the Bowl game, he was 4-0 in Bowl games, and of MVP of three them. He finished with an amazing 8 TDs and 1 INTs in the 4 Bowl games. He has a very underrated arm, in fact I kept hearing the whole post season how th eso-called expert kept saying they were surprised y how well he threw the ball. Did they watch him at all last seaosn. He has a strong arm and throws a nice accurate ball. When he has time and space in the pocket, he can really step into a throw and put a lot of heat on the ball. he his a good faker, and understands the importance of play action. He is very elusive in the pocket, and when he is flushed out he can run for a long time. He does a nice job of stepping up, and plays his best when the pressure is on. Very smart player, a fifth year senior who really learned how to play QB at West Virginia. 

Has everything you you want in a QB except size. He is clearly the 4th best QB in this Draft. I don't understand how scouts call Nate Davis, Graham Harrell, Cullen Harper, Chase Daniel, Nathan Brown, and Brain Hoyer are NFL prospects at QB, then say White can't play QB in the NFL? Last season he took the giant step forward from being a Running QB who could throw, to a Throwing QB who can run. He was easily the best QB at the Senior Bowl, and all the scouts acted surprised that a four year starter ay West Virginia could throw the bowl smoothly and accurately. Did they watch him at all last season? I watched West Virginia's first game of the season, and even I could see he was a different QB then his previous three season. Then he goes the Combine and tests out as the best QB athletically in the Draft. And again scouts act surprised he displayed a smooth and accurate arm? I don't understand it.         

The Reason: The Pats have so many picks, so why not take a chance on a super versatile player who may be able to do multiple things on the field.  

For more Info on Pats, check out my: Patriots Draft Blog.

Second Choice: Jairus Byrd FS/CB 

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26.

Falcons

Jairus Byrd-  

FS/CB Oregon

5-11, 204, 4.68

 

Clay Mathews-

LB/PassR USC 

 

Fili Moala- 

DT USC

DT, CB, OT, S, WR, DB, DE

F.A. Signings

Brett Romberg OC

Key F.A.  Loses:

Grady Jackson DT

Michael Boley LB

Keith Brookings LB

Domonique Foxworth CB 

The Team: Falcons need some help opposite Roddy White. However, a Safety will be needed early and often next season. Byrd is a terrific physical CB who probably to slow to play Corner in the NFL, but he is more than physical enough to play Safety.     

The Player: Byrd is a big smart Corner, who plays smarts and recognizes what his defense is trying to do and what offense is trying to do. Will need Safety help in the NFL. Has great feet and instincts in man coverage. I really like him as a bump-and-run Corner. I also like him as a free Safety, where his great ball skills and physicality will be more of an asset. However, because of his lack of top end speed his best position in the NFL is probably as a Tampa Two CB. Really plays well in a Zone. This is a guy who a lot of teams are hoping to grab, and he could go in the 2nd Round as a result, because of his versatility: he can play in more than one scheme, more than one position, and has is a special Teams Maven. So GMs know he will make the team as rookie and will have an extra year or two to develop, because he can contribute on Special Teams. He has had terrific production in the three years he played, he was a Redshirt Junior last year. In his three seasons he garnered  124 Tackles, 36 PBU, and 17 INTs. Moves backwards and laterally very well while keeping his eyes on the QB. The more I watch him the more I like him. He has a very smooth backpedal and transitions out it very smoothly. I think he Transitions with a terrific burst out of his backpedal when the play is in front of him. Has terrific short area quickness. Can read the pattern and jump the ball. Smart player, whose farther was a CB for the Chargers and is currently coaching for Chicago. When he is playing off, he sometimes uses a shuffle technique, which is ironic, because I think he looks more natural in his backpedal. Doesn't have top end speed. Holds additional value as a Punt Returner. Runs with amazing balance and good elusiveness. Byrd has everything you want in a CB, except top end speed.         

The Reason: Byrd could play Safety or Corner. But I think he'll be a FS in the NFL. He is a ball hawk who can bring a lot of coverage abilities to the Safety position  

Second Choice: Brook Foster WR 

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27.

Giants

Macho Harris- 

CB/S Virginia Tech

5-11, 200, 4.46,

13 Reps, 34", 10'1"

 

Brandon Pettigrew-

TE Oklahoma ST

 

Mohamed Massaquoi-

WR Georgia

 

Marcus Freeman-

OLB Ohio ST

WR, LB, WR, RB, CB, LB, TE

Key F.A. Signings:

Michael Boley LB

Rocky Bernard DL

Chris Canty DL

Key F.A.  Loses:

Derrick Ward RB

The Team: The Giants are a tough team to figure. They Draft so well and have a lot young talent on their team. But I see a hole or two at LB and in the secondary.

The Player: Macho is a cat-quick Boundary Corner who has been up and down and all around in this Draft process. He is a great blitzer off the edge, but I don't really like blitzing CBs. However, he really shows his speed when he is blitzing. He doesn't backpedal as much as you like, as he has been coached to shuffle rather than backpedal. He played off coverage and in a zone a lot. Usually lines up 7-8 yards off the LOS. Good physical tackler who is not afraid to stick his nose in the ball carriers chest. Reads run quickly and can flash back to the LOS quickly. Looks better moving forward than backwards. Might be better at FS. He has good hands and good ball skills. Can redirect onto the RB when he is blitzing the QB and offense runs a Draw. Can really change direction in a blink of an eye.       

The Reason: The Giant need a Corner, and though Harris had a tough post season. He ran a 4.46. jumped a 34" Vert, and displayed the athleticism he showed in college, when I had him rated as a 1st round pick.  

Second Choice: Jauquin Iglesias WR

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28.

Colts

Darry Beckwith- 

LB LSU

6', 233, 

 

Ziggy Hood

DT Missouri

 

Mike Wallace-

WR/KR Mississippi

 

DT, WR, ILB, OT, CB, DT, DE, WR, DB

Key F.A. Signings:

Adam Seward LB 

Key F.A.  Loses:

Jeff Saturday OC

Daerrell Reid ST/DT

The Team: The Colts need a young flash and dash LB, Beckwith is a perfect fit.

The Player: Beckwith is a classic flash and dash Linebacker. Has value will be highest to a Tampa-Two defense. Strong for his size. Very quick, and flash all around the field. Played outside mostly at LSU, and was moved inside as a Senior, and really excelled. Dashes around blocks mostly, but has a good swim move when O-Lineman catch him. Always looking to avoid blockers with quickness and hands. Excellent hand fighter, who knows how to chop O-Linemen's hands with great force as they reach out for him. Has a good rip move when rushing the QB. Very aware in coverage. Keeps his head up, and knows how to read the QBs eyes. Good at sniffing out the screen. Can throw in the big his when player come across the middle. Smart. 

The Reason: Beckwith was born to play Middle Linebacker in a Tampa Two.. 

Second Choice: Vance Walker DT 

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29.

Panthers

Chip Vaughn

FS Wake Forest

6-2, 215, 4.51 

 

Jared Cook

H-Back South Carolina

DT, DE, TE, DE?, OL, LB, DL. TE

Key F.A. Signings:

 

Key F.A.  Loses:

 

The Team: I just don't there D-Tackles. 

The Player: Vaughn is tough guy who I think is underrated. The more I watch him the more I like him. He is big and fast. Big play guy. He went to Wake as a WR, so he understands patterns and WRs are trying to do, and can make plays on the ball when it is in the air. He is so big and fast that some coaches see him as a Flash-and-Dash LB. Has good closing speed. He can read the receiver when he is out of position, and attack the receiver when he sees the ball is coming. Does a nice job of chopping WR just as the ball hits his hands. He is an underrated athlete who will have no problem playing FS in the NFL athletically. He will make any team that drafts him . because he is already a Special Teams maven, and was one of the most aggressive Gunners in college football last season. Played  better as a Junior than a Senior. Over the past two seasons he has garnered 192 Tackles, 22 PBU and 3 INTs in 23 starts. has only player Safety for 4 years, and has only started for 2. He needs more development, but like I said he will get an extra year or two because of his special team prowess.     I think Magee's best position in the NFL will be as a 5-Technique 3-4 D-End. He is a good athlete, with a nice initial burst who has experience as both a D-End and a D-Tackle. great chop move which he uses almost exclusively. Great hand fighter. Smart player. He doesn't have the bulk to burst through O-Lineman so he uses his quickness and his hands to get around them, because when they get their hands on his shirt he is done. Has average production. As a Senior he garnered, 28 Tackles, 6 TFL, and 3.5 Sacks. He could go higher than he probably should, because after Jarron Gilbert, who will go early in the 2nd, he is the next best 3-4 D-End prospect. 

The Reason: I like McGee more as a 3-4 D-End, but I also think he could cause some problems as a 3-techinque DT..

Second Choice: Ricky Jean-Francois DT

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30.

Titans

Jonathon Luigs- 

OC Arkansas

6-3, 302, 

 

*Derrius Heyward-Bey

WR Maryland

 

*Paul Kruger

DE/OLB Utah

WR, DE, S, CB, DL, WR, OL, DL

F.A. Signings:

Nate Washington WR

Key F.A.  Loses:

Albert Haynesworth DT

Brandon Jones WR

The Team: Titans have a huge hole at OC developing. Kevin Mawae has been a good player for a lot of years, but he is undersized and is wearing down. He has not been able to finish the past two seasons, and his contract is up after this season. Finding a young OC/OG to play in the middle of this line would be a lot of help to this offense.

The Player: Luigs is a smaller technically sound Center, who will struggle with bigger guys sometimes. He has a good quick set, and gets his hands up fast. Bigger DT can punch, pull, and bull him, but he refuses to get out of the way; he keeps fighting, keeps his feet moving, and never lets go once he grabs sweater. Does a great job of dancing between the QB and the passrusher. Not super big and strong, but quick and stubborn. Moe of a get in the way seal blocker on running downs. He will also duck his head sometimes, and he will get killed in the NFL if that continues.    

The Reason: Titans could have more playmakers if they can improve the middle of their O-Line.  

Second Choice: Paul Krugar DE/OLB 

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31.

Cardinals

 

Corey Irvin

NT/DT Georgia

6-3, 296, 4.9, 24 Reps, 25", 4.66 SS,

 

*Donald Brown-

RB Connecticut

 

Clint Sintim-

OLB Virginia

RB, WR?, OLB, NT, CB, DE, OL, S, LB, OL, DL, DB

F.A. Trades:

Mike Peterson LB

Bryant McFadden CB

Key F.A.  Loses:

Antonio Smith DE

Matt Stewart LB

Nathan Hodel LS

The Team: Cards have a hole on the D-Line.  

The Player: Irvin is a strong and super tough DT who loves contact. Uses mostly a bull rush, but has a nice violent rip move as well. Not a lot of finesse, but when he gets low and extends his arms he can stuff the run as good as anyone in this Draft. Has stubbornness against the run to be an interesting Nose Tackle prospect. Has a quick burst inside, which he uses to thump the O-Lineman more than to separate, like I said impact, collisions, and contact is his game. Will have to develop another move or two if he wants to be a 3 down D-Tackle. Has a good strong base and enough quickness to hold off the O-Lineman and work his way laterally down the line of scrimmage. 

The Reason: Irvin could fill a big hole at NT    

Second Choice: Terrence Taylor NT  

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32.

Steelers

Brooks Foster- 

WR North Carolina

6' 1/2, 204, 4.45

 

Ron Brace-

NT/DT BC

 

Eric Wood-

OC  Louisville

CB, WR, OL, DB, NT, DL

Key F.A. Signings:

 

Key F.A.  Loses:

Nate Washington WR

Kendal Simmons OG

Marvel Smith ORT

Anthony Smith S 

Bryant McFadden CB

The Team: The Steelers have some concerns at WR. 

The Player: Foster was the 3rd wheel on a great group of WR's at North Carolina. He is a super athletic WR who has good size, and plays with excellent on field speed. Never fully developed, and looks like he can get a lot better. He looked like the best WR on the field at the Senior Bowl before he had to leave because of injury. Explodes out his cuts and leaves CBs behind. Seemed to create separation at will during the first day of practice. Looked fast quick and unstoppable, very impressive.   

The Reason: I like a WR here to groom behind Hines Ward.         

Second Choice: Phil Loadholt OL 

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33.

 

Patriots

 Javon Ringer

RB Michigan ST

5-9, 200, SS 3.89!, 4.5, 32 Reps!

 

Brandon Pettigrew-

TE Oklahoma ST

 

Conner Barwin

OLB Cincinnati 

 

Jamon Meredith

OL South Carolina

 

Rashard Johnson-

FS Alabama

 

Pat White

QB West Virginia

6' 1/4, 200, 4.45,

OLB, ORT, S, ILB, NT, TE, RB, DE,

Key F.A. Signings:

Tully Banta-Cain OLB

Shawn Springs CB

Leigh Bodden CB

Fred Taylor RB

Chris Baker TE

Joey Galloway WR

Greg Lewis WR (5th)

Brad Listorti TE

Al Johnson OC/OG

Nathan Hodel LS

Key F.A.  Loses:

Matt Cassel QB

LaMont Jordan RB

Heath Evans FB

C.J. Jones WR

Darrell Robertson LB

Mike Vrabel LB

Lonnie Paxton LS

The Team: Grabbing a RB would be a bad idea in the 1st Round. Jason Taylor and Laurence Maroney both have a long history of good production interrupted by injury. The signing of Taylor means they can afford to give Maroney on more year to prove he can stay healthy. His problem is not production, when he is healthy and in the lineup he is their best RB. He has averaged 4.3 yards per carry in the past 3 years. Sitting here at 23 could be Donald Brown and Knowshon Moreno. I just can't see them taking one of those guys here, they just can't, right? Especially when you consider all the RB who will be available later in the draft, like Shonn Green 2nd, Andre Brown 2nd or 3rd, and Rashard Jennings 3rd, Javon Ringer 4th, Adrian Foster 5th, Kory Sheets 6th or 7th. I think it will be awfully tough for them to take a RB here, even though the top two players on the board when they pick could both be  running backs- Knowshon and Brown.  

The Player: Ringer reminds me of Charles Barkley, what separates him form the rest are his great powerful legs. Shuck and jive Running back who always keeps his amazingly quick feet moving. Like to shuck and jive with his shoulders as well. Good blitz pick up skills. Not ultra bulky, and when he picks up the blitzer he gets knocked back a lot, but he never stops fighting and finds a way to get back between the LB and the QB. Has good hands on the swing pass, where his speed can be particularly dangerous. Has astonishing balance, can take vicious hits to his legs that flip him into the air and still somehow regain his balance. He can run threw arms, hands, and legs all attacking his feet and lower legs, and somehow still stay up and running.  Knows how to hide behind his big blockers, and set use them to set up defenders. Can not only make the first man miss, but can shimmy-shimmy-shake past the next two as well. If he is not an NFL RB than I just don't know what an NFL RB is. He will go much lower than he should because of his lack of height.   

The Reason: The Pats have a lot of RBs, but they all have issues. Jevon Ringer is the most underrated player in this Draft.   

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Second Choice: Robert Ayers OLB/DE 

98.

34.

Bengals

 

Darnell Scott-

DT Clemson

6-3, 299, 23 Reps

 

Andre Smith

OL Alabama

 

Michael Johnson-

DE Georgia Tech

 

Antoine Caldwell- 

OC Alabama

DE, DT, OC, OT, WR, LB, DB, OL, TE

Key F.A. Signings: 

Laveranues Coles WR

Chris Crocker S

Key F.A.  Loses:

Stacy Andrews ORT

T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR

The Team: One of the Bungels top priority is to get a Center to replace whatever scrubs they have left there

The Player: Scott is an inside thumper. He plays with good strength and balance. Plus, he looks like he could easily add ten pounds. Scott had great production in 2006 and 2007 where he had over 100 Tackles and 8 Sacks. Then came the disastrous 2008 season, but it's hard to take last season to seriously, because the whole team fell apart. .         

The Reason: The Bungels are in a good position, Scott maybe be the last of the good DT prospects. . 

Second Choice: Chip Vaughn FS 

99.

35.

 

Bears

Andy Levitre

OG Oregon ST

6-2 3/8, 306, 23 Reps, 30.5 

 

Mohamed Massaquoi-

WR Georgia

WR, WR, QB, RB, WR, OL, DB, QB, LB, WR, DB

F.A. Signings and Trades:

Jay Cutler QB

Orlando Pace OLT

Frank Omiyale OL

Kevin Shaffer ORT

Josh Bullocks S

Key F.A.  Loses:

Kyle Orton QB

Rex Grossman QB

Kevin Jones RB

Marty Booker WR

Brandon Lloyd WR

John Tait OT

John St. Clair OT

Mike Brown S

The Team: The Bears need some help on the interior O-Line because of age.. 

The Player: The top O-Guard in a bad O-Guard Draft. Levitre is a squat short armed left Tackle, who has absolutely no chance of playing OLT in the NFL. However, he has excellent feet, and knows how to naturally stay in balance. He is a Redshirt senior, who only had one start as a Redshirt freshman. However, he has started 38 games at OLT for Oregon St over the past three season. He is a smart experienced O-Lineman who looks ready to play in the NFL to me. He has great functional strength, though he is more of a seal blocker than a road grader. Where he excels is in the passing game.   

The Reason: The Bear would mind replacing both starting O-Guard and Center, and I think Levitre will be able to step in and play OLG next season. May not be the biggest need, but he is great value at a time when two of your interior O-Linemen are reaching the end.

Second Choice: Chase Coffman TE  

100.

36.

Giants

James Davis-

RB Clemson

5-11, 218, 4.45

 

Brandon Pettigrew-

TE Oklahoma ST

 

Mohamed Massaquoi-

WR Georgia

 

Marcus Freeman-

OLB Ohio ST

 

Macho Harris- 

CB/S Virginia Tech

WR, LB, WR, RB, CB, LB, TE

Key F.A. Signings:

Michael Boley LB

Rocky Bernard DL

Chris Canty DL

Key F.A.  Loses:

Derrick Ward RB

The Team: The Giants will be looking for a young RB to replace Ward..

The Player: Davis is a good hard running power back who got lost in the misery of Clemson horrible season last year.  

The Reason: The Giant need a RB.  

Second Choice: Victor Butler OLB

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