2008 Player Ratings

Please pardon the interruption, I somehow F***ing deleted the bottom 100 profiles on my Player Ratings page. Months an' months of work lost. I am currently trying to piece it all back together. And to make it al worse, I had duel profiles for most of the lost players, so I could just Cut and Paste them directly into my Mock Draft. I was hoping to have 125 players ready for my Four-Round Mock Draft, now, I don't know?

Google
 

#

  NAME- HT, WT, 40, Reps, Vert   (U)- Unofficial

POS

SCHOOL

1

*Darren McFadden6-1, 211, 4.27 (U), 35.5" 13 Reps, 4.10 Short Shuttle, 6.86 Cone

RB/QB

Arkansas

Amazing athlete with smarts and speed that can't be taught. Played QB in multiple situations, and I mean he PLAYED QB- he didn't just take the snap and run. He actually did everything a QB needs to do. Slight build is slight concern, but injuries have never been a problem for him. McFadden is a super fast slick RB. His instincts and intelligence are amazing. I think he is the second best player in this draft. But, I also think the comparisons to Adrian Peterson are weak. McFadden looks and runs nothing like Peterson. Peterson is stronger, shiftier, and quicker, while McFadden has more straight-line speed. Plus, McFadden has no injury concerns. He runs upright in the open field, but does a good jump getting his pads low when he needs to, and is almost miraculously quick at getting his pads low when someone is about to crush him.

9.8

2

Glenn Dorsey- 6-1 3/4, 297, 5.12, 25.5"      

DT

LSU

Injuries have plagued him the last two seasons, and this off season is not different. Knee problems have hurt him for two seasons, which is a concern. A back problem crept up on him last season, and as someone with a bad back, I see that as a huge red flag. Now, the fibula he broke appears to have not healed correctly, and some teams at the Combine think he may need surgery to correct problem. Has very long arms that measure over 35 inches.

A beast who dominates the interior of the defense. Can play one and two gap systems, although he looks to me to be built more for a one-gap system.

9.8X

3

Chris Long6-3, 275, 4.71 (U)     

DE/OLB

Virginia

Over-aged prospect. Super athlete who is a Super Defensive End prospect. Great passrusher. Has the strength to play inside. Some think he can OLB in a 3-4, if Belichick agrees he could be a Patriot. Smart and has played both sides. Right now he is a better run blocker then pass blocker. Can really get low and gain leverage on run plays.

9.7

4

Jake Long- 6-7, 315, 5.2, 37 Reps    

OT

Michigan

Franchise LT, similar to Ogden in size, but doesn't have his great feet. Combines great size and long arms. Looks more like a Right Tackle to me. The best run blocker in the draft, and only gave up one sack as a Senior. I question his feet against speed rushers. But, he can collapse on entire side of the line all by himself. Folded the Florida line like an according three times in the First half alone. Not fast when he swings out to block in space. But, he is so big and when he gets his big mitts on a defender they are defeated. Doesn't look natural going backwards, but does kick-slide back into position quicker then it looks like, and he is never out of balance.

9.7

5

Sedric Ellis- 6' 1/2, 297, 5.01, 34 Reps

DT

USC

Looks like a one-gap DT to me. Plays bigger then listed height, because he uses his long arms expertly to keep the O-Linemen off his body. Plays with tremendous strength and leverage. Shows great explosion. Was the only player consistently double-teamed on USC's ultra-talented defense. He has such strong hands, that when gets his hands on an O-Linemen's shirt, he can control them until he throws them aside once he reads the play. 

1st Team All-PAC-10. For two years in a row he was voted Defensive Player of the Year by PAC-10 O-Linemen. 

9.7

6

Matt Ryan-  6-4 3/4, 228, 4.9         

QB

BC

Has ability to step up in big games, and in clutch situations. Super Tough. Needs to work on progression. He sometimes locks onto one receiver and throws it to him no matter how well covered he is.

9.7

7

*Vernon Gholston- 6-4, 267, 4.58, 37 Reps, 42"

DE/OLB

Ohio ST

One of four DE/OLB prospects who will probably go as high as their athleticism tests out at combine. In my opinion he has solidified himself as the top pass rushing DE/OLB in this Draft. He should be available when the Pats pick. Plays the run better then the other OLB/DE hybrids in this draft. Has long arms and when he gets his hands on blockers he really destroys them. Many think he can run a sub-4.5 at Combine. Played Outside LB when Ohio State shifted into 3-4, and often switched sides as well. Has experience passrushing from both side, although he still looks more comfortable on the Left side. 

9.7

8

*Ryan Clady-  6-6, 311, 5.2, 31", 4.7 S.S.

OLT

Boise ST

Could move up. Has a lot to prove in predraft workouts, but I think he is legitimate LT prospect. Looked like a giant on the field against lower level competition, and destroyed D-Ends in his Conference. In fact, some teams just stopped lining up D-Ends in front of him in obvious passing situations. 

9.6

9

Leodis McKelvin- 5-10, 185, 4.38, 38.5", 10'5"

CB/PR/KR

Troy 

Small school Corner who has a chance to be a legitimate Corner in the NFL, and he has the reputation as being the best return man in college. Has everything you want in a Corner, except hands. He catches the ball like Ronnie "Stone-hands" Lippet. Very physical. Can set the edge. Can shed blocks. Covers WRs like an Ice-storm covers trees.  

He seemed to be the only guy who could cover Andre Caldwell at the Senior Bowl.

9.5

10

Keith Rivers-  6-3, 235     

LB

USC

I just like this guy. Looks bigger then listed weight, to me. Made a lot of money at the Senior Bowl. His athleticism and speed really shined. 

9.5

11

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie- 6'1, 185, 4.28 (U), 37.5", 10' 11" long jump, 4.14 Short Shuttle, 6.63 Cone Drill     

CB

Tennessee ST

Ball hawk who can make plays on the ball like a WR. Track guy, great speed. Showed he can be physical and tackle at Senior Bowl practices. Has been working out with Deion Sanders and Tom Shaw- track coach turned football trainer.

9.5

12

*Rashard Mendenhall-  5-10 3/8, 224, 4.45

RB

Illinois

Known as a power guy, but has great on-field speed and quickness. Had two huge plays in Bowl game that almost made Illinois look creatable. Is a good receiver, who is dominate in the flat when he can get to the open field. Has great shake and bake make you miss ability. Plus, he runs low to the ground and with excellent power. 

9.5

13

Brandon Albert- 6-5, 305

OG/OT

Virginia 

Some think he is the top O-Guard in the Draft, and worthy of a First Round pick. Swung out to Tackle upon occasion this past season, and has the size and feet to do it in the NFL, though I still think he is a Guard on the next level. Has great feet and great work ethic. 

9.5

14

Derrick Harvey- 6'5, 271-291?     

DE

Florida

Not really sure how to describe this player. He was a rail-thin, super-athletic passrushing force. Who was all speed hustle and aggression on the field. Then he showed up at the Combine at a frumpy 291 pounds? I'm still not over it. However, he uses his long arm and quick hands hands like a kung fu fighter. Has an excellent rip move. Has a knack for attacking the QB and slapping the ball out of his hands. 

9.5

15

Chris Williams- 6-6, 315, 

OLT

Vanderbilt 

Has great feet and short arms. The most natural pass protector in the Draft. He has the smoothest Kick-Step of any Prospect in this Draft. Maybe the most ready to step in at Left Tackle in the Draft.

9.4

16

Jeff Otah-  6-6, 322     

OT

Pittsburgh

I like this guy. He is brute-force Left Tackle. A player like that doesn't come along very often. An O-Tackle with the size, strength, and cruelty to be a street-mauler, and the athleticism, feet, and long arms to be a Left Tackle. However, he is does struggle a little with inconsistency in effort and footwork but I believe as he matures so will his game.   

9.4

17

*Jerod Mayo- 6-2, 235, 4.5

ILB

Tennessee 

Super athlete with super production. He has worked his way into the First Round. A player who does everything well. Coaches in the later stages of the First Round are apparently raving over this guy. He does what coaches love. He is a film room junkie. A cerebral player, who studies the game like a coach and is like a coach, or mike Vrabel on the field. GMs will miss the small stuff that coaches fall in love with instantly. He will be a First Round Pick, and should be a top 15 Pick, but I can't seem to find a place for him in the top 15. 

9.4

18

Kentwan Balmer-  6-5, 300            

DT

North Carolina

A guy whose reputation has exceeded his production. But, the more I watch him the more I like him. I think his pest position in the Pros will be as an interior passrusher. Has excellent size and strength, but I still like him more as a 3-Technique passrusher.

9.4

19

Devin Thomas- 6-2 215, 4.4

WR

Michigan ST

A bit of a Combine creation who may be picked in the First Round. But buyer beware. He is a one hit wonder with inconsistent hands. 

9.3

20

Jonathon Stuart- 5-11, 235, 28 Reps, 36.5"      

RB

Oregon 

Power back who moves the pile like John Stevens way back when. Has better speed then his size and power would suggest. Had foot surgery, so his is in a state of flux. Some teams see the surgery as a negative and some a positive.

9.4X

21

Joe Flacco- 6-6.5 228

QB

Delaware

Small School wunderkind, who has the size and arm teams crave. Looks like a cross between Drew Bledsoe and Alex Smith. I don't see how you can watch film of him and not see Bledsoe. His shoulders, his size, his arms, his throwing motion all are the ghost of Bledsoe. Plus, I just cannot see Parcells passing on him with the first pick of the Second Round, almost like Bledsoe, who Parcells took with the first pick in the First Round.

9.3

22

Limas Sweed- 6-4, 215

WR

Texas

Young and Sweed worked well together in college. He has the size speed and athletic ability teams crave, plus he has excellent hands. Looks like he is over wrist injury he suffered last season.

9.3

17

Mike Jenkins- 5-11, 195, 4.38

CB

South Florida 

Small school Corner who has been lost I the shuffle a bit wit the amazing rise of DRC and McKelvin. However, he may be the best press Corner in the draft. And the last legit Number One Corner Prospect left.

9.3

24

Gosder Cherilus- 6-6 3/8, 314

OT

B.C. 

Gigantic, mean, and strong. Not a natural Left Tackle, but can swing over to help team when needed. Could be All-Pro Right Tackle in a few years. 

9.3

25

Antoine Cason- 6', 190  

CB 

Arizona

Cason is a bit of a sleeper pick. Reminds me of Darrelle Revis from last year. Like Revis, since he stepped onto the field as a Freshman he was the best Corner at Arizona. And I believe, that just like Revis, when he steps on the field as a Pro he will be the best Corner on the team. Just a solid player. Cason was a great player in College. It looks like he has the speed to be a good Corner in the Pros. He has good size, toughness, and tackling ability. He has the pure cover skills all Corners crave. 

9.2

26

DeSean Jackson-  5-10, 169, 4.31

WR/KR

California

Reminds me of Ted Ginn JR, only he is little more skilled and a tiny bit slower on the field. Plus, he is the best Punt Returner in the Draft like Ginn was last season. In fact, Air Force concocted a ridicules "Rugby Kick" of under-kick so badly that their was not chance of a return; that's how scary his speed is! He has that rare speed that scares defenses. He is baffling inconsistent both on and off the field, so discipline will always be his biggest concern.. 

9.2

27

Quentin Groves-  6-3, 245, 4.46 

OLB/DE

Auburn

Pure speed rusher. Injuries hampered production his senior year. Played standing up and dropped back into zone coverage as well played hands down. Great initial burst, and can beat O-Line with first step explosion.  

He started 38 games and had 62 plays behind the line of scrimmage (Sacks and TFL), plus he forced eight fumbles. Has great burst at line a scrimmage. Plays faster then player around him. Lacks size and can be dominated when a big lineman gets his big hands on him. Needs to be a 3-4 Outside Linebacker to reach full potential. 

9.2

28

Lawrence Jackson- 6-5, 270

DE

USC

I like this player. The more I watch him the more I like him. Has the size to play the 5-technique, and has the speed to play in a 4-3. 

9.2

29

*Kenny Phillips- 6-2, 207, 4.5

FS

Miami

Built like a Strong safety, plays like a free Safety. Needs to get more physical and become a better hitter. 

9.2

30

*Aqib Talib- 6-1, 180

CB

Kansas 

Has awkward feet and hips. The more I watch him the less I like him. Not sure he is an elite Prospect. However, the athleticism is there, if can refine footwork, especially when it come to twisting out of the backpedal, he could be special. 

9.2

31

Trevor Law- 6-1, 305, 35 Reps 

DT

Notre Dame 

Underrated player who exploded on the scene at the Senior Bowl. The more I watch him the more I like him. More productive then Dorsey and Ellis, last season he got 112 Tackles, 8 TFL, and 4 Sacks. Looks more naturally suited for 3-Tachnique Under Tackle.

9.2

Second Round

 

32

*Calais Campbell- 6-7 3/4, 290, 5.01, 16 Reps   

DE/DT  

Miami

Overrated athlete. People where actually projecting him as a LB? A buyer beware player who is more promise then production. Has terrific height and long arms. Has good strength and quickness, but his lack of speed will hurt him in the NFL. I think he may be better off inside at DT, or as a 5-tachnique DE.

9.2

33

Phillip Merling- 6-5, 270

DE

Clemson

Reminds me of Kevin Carter, he is a better run defender then Pass defender currently, and I'm not sure he will ever be the pass rusher people are pretending he has the potential to be. I would be surprised if he every reached ten sacks in a one season.

9.2X

34

Brain Brohm-  6-2 3/4, 233, 4.68, 4.41 Short Shuttle

QB

Louisville

Super tough, super productive. Looks like a guided missile on the floor. Some love him as a top ten pick, BUT he just looks SO SMALL to me. Will need to add weight with out effecting his speed and quickness. Is actually an excellent blitzer, and can Sack the QB when unleashed. He was just so valuable in the running game that he was not allowed to blitz consistently. Can play all LB position. Is not pretty, just finds the ball.

9.2

35

Dan Connor-  6-2 3/4, 233, 4.68

LB

Penn ST

Super tough, super productive. Looks like a guided missile on the floor. Some love him as a top ten pick, BUT he just looks SO SMALL to me. Will need to add weight with out effecting his speed and quickness. Is actually an excellent blitzer, and can Sack the QB when unleashed. He was just so valuable in the running game that he was not allowed to blitz consistently. Can play all LB position. Is not pretty, just finds the ball.

Showed up at Combine at 6-2.75 and 233 pounds. At that size and weight he is a top ten pick. Plays football like a guided missile. What sets him apart is his ability to spot the ball, and then run through the ball carrier. Takes on blockers with arms extended and can shed consistently. Very physical. Has 165 Tackles, 6.5 Sacks, 15 TFL, and 1 INT.

9.3

36

Early Doucet6', 203, 4.59, 34.5"     

WR

LSU 

Fast and quick. In a spread offense he could be a nightmare. Strong blocker. LSU ran plays where they put him in motion to Crack-back-block the Middle Linebacker. Has good size. Can leap and snatch the ball with his hands. Big play player who comes through when needed most.

9.2

37

Patrick Lee- 6', 196, 4.5

CB/S

Auburn

A bit of an unknown player to me, but the more I watch him, the more I like him. Excellent size and build. Can look like he is running WR's pattern. Smart. Understands what WR is trying to do. Great ball skills. Lacks experience as starter, but has extensive experience as Nickel Back which is where most rookies play anyway. Can really stick to a WR's hip in coverage. 

9.2

38

Dre Moore- 6-3, 288

NT/DT

Maryland

Looks like he could be a power NT. Can not only hold the point, but can drive it back. Has the strength and leverage to split the double-team. Has a great initial burst. Can blast-off the line of scrimmage and cruise past O-Linemen making them look foolish. Has a great lower base. Extends arms with great strength to keep blockers off his body. Needs to learn a move or two, still relies too much on power, strength, and leverage. 

9.1

39

Red Bryant- 6-4, 310

NT

Texas A&M

Big, mean, and ugly, what more could you want from a NT. Some question his commitment. Will need time to mature and work on conditioning. Showed great strength and meanness at the Senior Bowl, but did not show that consistently at A&M.

9.1

40

Chris Johnson- 5-11, 200, 4.28

RB/KR

East Carolina

I like this guy. Speed, speed, speed. Has had terrific production as well. rushed for 1,423 yards and 17 TDs, plus he averaged 6.0 YPC. H is a terrific receiver, and he scares Defenses when he is out in the open field. The last thing a D-Coordinator wants to see is Johnson catching the ball on a Swing pass or a Screen. Caught 37 passes for 528 yards and 6 TDs as a Senior. Do to lack of size, he would be best served to shard duties, or worst case scenario a 3rd Down Back,  but either way he is a game changing back with the speed that scares defenses. 

9.1

41

Tracy Porter- 5-11, 185, 4.4

CB

Indiana

Reminds me of Assante Samuel. Exceptional athlete. Terrific feet. Smooth in and out of breaks. terrific hips, can twist out of his backpedal  with the grace of an angel. has 16 career INTs at Indiana, including 6 as a Senior. Hast to learn to play harder and with more physicality. He demonstrated he understood he needed to be tougher as a Senior, and played with more passion and physicality. The more I watch him the more I like him. 

9.1

42

Anthony Collins- 6-5, 315      

OT

Kansas 

Is a good athlete who plays with good power. Sometimes looks stiff and unnatural. All-American Tackle. Needs to bend his knees with more consistency. When he bends at the waist he can be stood up and tossed aside. 

9.1

43

Curtis Lofton- 6' 235, 4.6 

ILB

Oklahoma 

Thumper. Best hitter in the draft. Down hill Inside Linebacker with great Production. Last season he has 157 Tackles, 10.5 TFL, 1 Sack, 5 PBU, and 3 INTs. Lack of height will hurt him, but he take on O-Guards better then expect. Terrific in pass coverage, maybe just the Player the Pats are looking for. A little tight, doesn't always look natural changing direction.

9.0

44

Martellus Bennett- 6-6, 248, 4.7          

TE

Texas A&M

A converted basketball player with great hands and can really block. Man have him as the top TE in the Draft. First in a long line of pumped-up Wide Receivers.

9.0

45

Andre Caldwell- 5-11, 190, 4.31

WR

Florida 

Track guy playing WR. Has great speed and can separate from anyone. Dominated the Senior Bowl Practices, and made every CB look foolish except McKelvin. However, constant failure of Florida WRs has to worry GMs. A buyer beware player. 

9.0

46

DeJaun Morgan- 6.25, 203, 4.53, 21 Reps, 37.5", 10'

S

N. Carolina ST

A player who is moving up. Strong in the Run, and some think he can play some Nickel Corner.

9.0

47

Andre Woodson- 6-5, 225

QB

Kentucky  

I don't think he is deserving of a First Round Pick. In fact, I think I would take Flacco over him right now. He lacks natural quickness in a position that thinking, acting, and reacting quickly is paramount. But, he does have an impressive arm strength and production. So you have to think a team will take a shot at him in the First Round.

9.0

48

*Felix Jones- 5-10, 207, 4.4, 35.5, 13 Reps

RB/KR

Arkansas 

Dynamic player who is all flash and dash. Terrific KR where his speed really shine through. A buyer beware player whose production has been exaggerated by defenses focusing so intently on Darren McFadden. A player I question whether he can be a fulltime starter Michael Westbrook. Still, he averaged an amazing 8.7 YPC last season, and because he was the primary back up to McFadden there is not a lot of wear and tear on his tires. 

9.0

49

Oniel Cousins- 6-4.5, 310

OG/OT

UTEP

Developmental guy who has experience at R-Tackle and R-Guard. His value is his combination of strength, meanness, and athleticism.   

9.0X

50

*Justin King- 6' 193, 4.31         

CB  

Penn ST

Super fast Corner who did always play up to his speed and athleticism. 

8.9

51

*Malcolm Kelly- 6-4, 224, 4.68, 32"

WR

Oklahoma 

The latest news is that both of Kelly's knees are questionable, and he ran a 4.68 at his Proday.

8.9X

52

*Pat Sims- 6-4, 330, 5.2

NT/DT

Auburn 

Got into a lot of trouble as a youngster, but appears to have honestly turned it around. Got thrown off the team for not trying hard enough, and came back and has been considered a leader and one of the hardest working players on the team. A Ted Washington-type NT, and I mean that a huge compliment, as I believe Washington was the best NT ever. I just see some 3-4 team taking him in the Second Round.

8.9

53

Wesley Woodyard- 6' 3/8, 228, 4.51

LB

Kentucky

Terrific football player. A freak. The more I watch him the more I like him. Is very light, but plays with amazing strength. Has very long arms that he uses to take on blocker with expertise. To see him tackle though RB, TE, and FBs is amazing. Made to play in a Tampa Two. Great production, has has three straight 100 Tackle seasons in the SEC. Over the past 3 seasons he has 361 Tackles, 25 TFL, 6.5 Sacks, 13 PBU, and 2 INTs.

8.9

54

Dustin Keller- 6-2 7/8, 245, 4.53, 26 Reps, 38"

H-Back/WR

Purdue

Pumped up WR. Runs patterns like a WR. Great hands. Great Athlete. Didn't play in any All-Star games? Really more on a H-Back then a TE, as he also blocks like a WR. A  buyer beware player. Production and promise doesn't match measurables. Has had good production the past two seasons with 124 Catches for 1,625 Yards and 11 TDs. Like I said he's a pretty player, won't do the dirty work, not can't do the dirty, but won't. 

8.9

55

*Earl Bennett- 6-1, 205, 4.48 

WR

Vanderbilt

Best blend of every Wr skill. Doesn't nothing great but everything well. Is one of those Second Round receivers who goes under the radar and then plays for 12-15 years in the league. Reminds me of Amani Toomer. Great production, is the SEC's all time leader in Receptions with 236.

8.9

56

Chris Henne- 6-3, 228       

CB/S  

Oklahoma

Over rated QB from a big school. Has a strong arm, but the ball doesn't explode off his hand. Has rare production, but appeared to get worse each season, and I think you can argue his Freshman season was his best. Throws a tight spiral, but the motion is slightly elongated and the deeper he throws it the worse his accuracy is. The more I watch him the less I like him. A buyer beware player.  

8.8

57

Xavier Adibi- 6-1.5, 225, 4.6, 18 Reps, 33", 9'2", 4.18 S.S.

OLB

Virginia Tech

Another Tampa-Two LB, who may have enough strength to play in other schemes. Smooth athlete who moves gracefully around the field, and bam can put a nice hit on the ball-carrier.  

8.8

58

Sam Baker- 6-4, 310     

OG

USC

He reminds me of Matt Light, with less athleticism. Has terrific weight room strength and work ethic, but doesn't have the feet, size, or long arms to play O-Tackle in the NFL.   

8.8

59

Ray Rice- 5-8, 199, 39.5", 10'1", 4.17 S.S. 6.96 3C.D.    

RB

Rutgers

Terrific college RB who will have to prove his size isn't a detriment in the Pros. Ultra quick and ultra-productive. Looked very good at the Combine, and played his best game of the season during Rutgers's Bowl Game. Okay, in three seasons at in college he rushed 910 times for 4,926 Yards and 49 TDs. Plus he caught 37 passes for 334 yards and 1 TD. That is a lot of production. He runs a low base and is good at hiding behind blockers and then bursting past defenders. Has terrific balance and rare quickness. Most show he can be a full time back and not just a third Down Back.

8.8

60

*James Hardy- 6-6, 220, 4.58

WR

Indiana

Terrific blend of size, vertical leap, and has long arms. unstoppable in the Redzone. caught an amazing 36 TD passes in three seasons at Indiana. Has terrific hands and cab snatch the ball out of the air in traffic, which is good because he lacks separation speed and skills.      

8.8

61

*Brandon Flowers 5-9 5/8, 195, 4.54, 4.08 S.S., 6.72 3CD      

CB/FS  

Virginia Tech

Overrated athlete. Tough little guy who maybe the most physical Corner in the Draft. Tackles like a guided missile, and can blow up ball carriers. A braggart on the field with the superior quickness and cover ability to back it up. Has everything except the speed.

8.8

62

Antwaun Molden- 6-1, 198, 4.39, 23 Reps, 10'9", 4.14 S.S.    

CB

E. Kentucky

Small school guy with similar traits as DRC. A track guy who developed slowly and has gone almost completely unnoticed. But he will not make it out of the Second Round. Is a top three athlete at the DB position. Still has trouble catching the ball, and needs to work on his hands. Will take some time to develop.

8.8

63

Jordy Nelson- 6-2, 215, 4.5 

WR

Kansas 

A converted QB and Safety, who is still learning the position, which is scary because he led the NCAA's in receiving last season. He is very strong and capable of bulling DBs at will. Prototype West Coast WR, because he uses his great quickness and strength to inside position virtually at will. Can power through DBs on the quick slant, and his best pattern maybe the Slant-an-Out. See game as a QB, and knows what he doing on the field.

8.8

Third Round

 

64

Cliff Avril- 6-2 3/4, 251, 4.5 (U), 36.5" 13 Reps, 4.31 S.S.

OLB/DE

Purdue

Amazing athlete with great speed. A Combine wonder. bounced between Outside Linebacker and D-End, showing good smarts and instincts. 

Still more promise then production. Has a great burst off the line and can harass QBs, but doesn't seal the deal. Has long arms that he uses well. However, for one of the most athletic OLB/DE passrushers he has a series lack of production: 2004 5 Sacks 3 TFL, 2005 0 Sacks 2.5 TFL, 2006 84 Tackles 6 Sacks 15 TFL, 41 Tackles 6.5 Sacks 15 TFL.  

8.7

65

Erin Henderson- 6-3, 245

LB

Maryland

Super tough, super productive, super athletic. Injuries have to be a concern. But, when he is on the field healthy the man can play. Over the past two seasons he has accumulated 247 Tackles, 17.5 TFL, 2 Sacks, 6 PBU, and 3 INTs. Smart player who was a QB. Drive Tackles through RB with force.  

8.9X

66

Jeremy Zuttah- 6-3 3/8, 308, 35 Reps, 4.99, 31"     

OC/OG/OT

Rutgers

A tweener in the bad way. He is to small to play O-Tackle, and has little experience at O-Guard. 

8.7

67

Tavares Gooden- 6-1 233, 4.65, 22 Reps

LB

Miami

Track guy playing football. Showed great improvement Senior year, where he finally looked like a football player and not a track guy playing football.. Played all three Linebacker positions in college. Moved inside as a Senior and had his best season with 100 Tackles, 3 TFL, 3 PBU, and 1 INT. Similar stats and style of Jon Beason. Speed LB who can cover and make tackles sideline to sideline. 

8.7

68

Charles Godfrey- 5-11 7/8, 205, 4.35, 37.5" 

CB/S

Iowa

Has played all four DB positions. Can play Safety if he doesn't' t make it at corner. Should be Special Teams maven.   

8.7

69

John Carlson- 6-5 2/8, 252, 4.67, 35.5"

TE

Notre Dame

Best blend of blocking and receiving in this years draft. Can get open deep down the seam. Is tough and knows how to block. He will go no later then 62, as I can't see the Pats passing on him in the Second Round. Played better as a Junior.  Played standing up in the slot a lot like Ben Watson. Is said to give very impressive interviews. Understands the importance of blocking and works hard to get in done, though he will never be considered a drive blocker. Hard worker who l ikes the weight room and has already Graduated. 

8.7

70

*Reggie Smith- 6' 193, 4.6         

CB/S  

Oklahoma

Big and fast. But, is he a Corner or a Safety? He is a bit of a Tweener. I think he fits better as a Safety in the Pros, but has the skills and athleticism to play Corner in the NFL. I'm still not sure if he is a Safety or a Corner. Although he does remind me a little of Reshean Mathis. Seeing him at the Combine will be very interesting. Seeing him in the drill to see if he has the speed and hips to play Corner. 

8.8

71

Dexter Jackson- 5-9¼, 179, 4.27, 30.5" 4.15 S.S., 11 Reps         

WR

Appalachian ST

Pure speed and quickness on the field. Played against a lower level of competition, but played well against good competition. Made Michigan vaunted Secondary look foolish. He has too much quickness to jam, and if you don't bump him he is gone. Like trying to capture a water-bug. 

8.7

72

Fred Davis- 6-2 5/8, 250, 4.54, 4.08 S.S., 6.72 3-Cone Drill      

H-Back  

Virginia Tech

Converted receiver playing TE. Blocking has improved, but he still blocks more like a H-Back then TE. Runs terrific Patterns and knows how to get open. 

8.7

73

Jamaal Charles- 5-11 1/8 199, 4.36, 10'2", 6.8 3CD, 4.22 20-YS.

RB

Texas

Super smooth athlete who has elite speed and change of direction skills. He has good hands and is an underrated receiver coming out of the back field. 

8.7

74

Mario Manningham- 6' 190, 4.38    

WR

Michigan

Inconsistent player with inconsistent hands. The more I watch him the less I like him. Known as an immature me-first player. Doesn't run routes well, and doesn't like to practice. Buyer beware player.  

8.7

75

Tyrell Johnson- 5-11 7/8, 202, 4.5, 27 Reps, 39", 10'7" 4.42 SS

SS

Arkansas ST

Super smooth athlete who is really moving up the charts. Small school Safety who should go in the Third Round.

8.7

76

Tom Zbikowski- 5-11, 211, 4.5, 32.5", 9'1", 4.04 S.S.

SS

Notre Dame

Built like a boxer, because he is one. Made a name for himself Sophomore year, and never played up to the level again. A buyer beware player.

A better Athlete then given credit for, but he needs to play off a little as he lacks elite instincts and doesn't seem to understand it. Doesn't take to coaching. Arrogances will hurt him in NFL. Super tough. Special Teams Maven. Can hit like a horse. Plays better the closer he is to the line of scrimmage. Great athlete, with good speed, and works harder then anybody on conditioning, but struggles in coverage. He will have to be a Strong Safety. Dispute size, speed, and conditioning you do not want him playing Center Field, you want him moving forward and hitting people. 

8.7

77

*Chilo Rachal- 6-5 306, 5.3, 23 Reps, 28"     

OG

USC

Big versatile O-Guard, who some think can step out and Right Tackle a little. Some had him going in the First Round, but I think Third Round is more realistic. 

8.7

78

Mike Pollack- 6-3 5/8. 300, 28", 9'3"

OC

Arizona ST

Is athletic and well balanced. Has quick hands, and can set up quickly.  

8.7

79

Tyvon Branch- 6', 204, 4.33, 33"

CB/S/KR

Connecticut

Plays off a little then I like. A little straight lineish. But, he is smart, super athletic, and has started at Corner for 42 games at Connecticut.  

8.7

80

Duane Brown- 6-4 1/8 315, 5.03, 24 Reps, 32.5"     

OT/OG 

Virginia Tech

Super smooth athlete who lacks the size to project as a pure Left Tackle Prospect. 

8.7

81

John David Booty- 6-2.5, 218, 4.9

QB

USC

Underrated athlete who actually throws better on the run. Looks like he would be best suited in  a West Coast Offense as his arm strength is his only question.

8.7

82

Matt Forte- 6-1 1/4, 221, 4.5     

RB

Tulane

His is a very productive runner who is also excellent out of the backfield. 

8.7

83

Josh Barrett- 6-1.5, 224, 4.36

S

USC

A true athletic freak. Has the size to be a dominate Strong Safety, and the speed to be a great center field Free Safety. 

8.7

84

Eddie Royal- 5-11 192, 4.38, 37.5" 10' 6", 3.91 S.S.    

WR

Virginia Tech

Super smooth athlete who lacks the speed to be an elite WR. Still more promise then production. 

8.7

85

Donnie Avery- 5-11 1/8, 192, 4.33, 36" 10'2"

WR

Houston

Big tall explosive athlete, who I think can really develop on the next level . 

8.7

86

Quintin Demps- 5-11 7/8, 208, 4.38, 34.5"     

FS/CB/PR

UTEP

Has the speed and coverage ability to be a Corner, but he struggled their at the Senior Bowl. 

8.7

87

Jerome Simpson- 6-1 3/4, 200, 4.46

WR

Costal Carolina

Big tall WR with terrific hands.  

8.7

88

Kendall Langford- 6-5 3/8, 287, 4.8, 31", 9'5"       

DE

Hampton

Small schools D-End who really played well at the Senior Bowl. Looks like a legit 3-4 DE who still has enough speed to get to the QB.

8.7

89

Ahtyba Rubin- 6-2 5/8, 313, 5.2, 34 Reps

NT

Iowa ST

Big strong NT prospect. Really played well at the Senior Bowl. 

8.7

90

Marcus Harrison- 6-2 3/4, 312, 5.2, 29", 9' LJ, 4.54 S.S      

DT

Arkansas

Big brute with unexpected athleticism. Off field issues will drop him in to the Third Round. 

8.7

91

Tashard Choice- 5-10.5, 208, 4.5, 37.5", 10'3", 4.26 S.S.

RB

Georgia Tech

Terrific RB, with underrated skill. The more I watch him the more I like him. Loves football and his enthusiasm really shows on the field.   

8.7

92

Brad Cottam- 6-7.5 269, 4.6, 24 Reps, 36.5" 4.27 S.S.      

TE

Tennessee

Super smooth athlete who is a freakish blend of size and speed. Has the size and the will to be an excellent blocker, he just stays a little to high sometimes. Must get lower more consistently, but with his height that will always be his biggest challenge. 

8.7

93

Terrell Thomas- 6'-.5, 205, 4.55

CB

USC

Big tall Corner with long arms. Has everything you want in a Corner except pure speed.  

8.7

94

Chevis Jackson- 6-0 1/8 192, 4.57, 40" 10' L.J.      

CB

LSU

Super smooth athlete who lacks the speed to be an elite Corner, but he has everything else you want in a Corner. 

8.7

95

Kevin O'Connell- 6-5, 225, 4.6

QB

San Diego St

Big tall QB with terrific athleticism. O'Connell is the most overrated player in the Draft. When every single person who is asked, "who is your sleeper at QB?", and every single person answers "Kevin O'Connell", then he is not a sleeper he is overrated. Okay he's big, he's tall, he's got a strong arm, etc. He is a very good athlete for his size, and can get outside the pocket and pick up yards. Has an excellent arm with excellent accuracy and make all the throws. Needs work on technique and footwork. He can get rattled in the pocket when things break down in front of him, and has to learn how to move in the pocket and not just abandon it.

8.7

96

Carl Nicks- 6-5 341    

ORT

Nebraska

Terrific athlete who moves like a much smaller man. Has the body and athleticism to be a Left Tackle, but not the work ethic or character.  A buyer beware player. Looks and tests like a First Round talent, but has bust written all over  him. Very immature. Played at three different schools in college. But, he is an athletic freak. He has the feet, size, and athletic ability to play LT, but you could never trust him there. Has amazing grace for a man his size. A planet person, meaning there are only so  many people with his size and dexterity on the planet. 

8.7

97

Jason Jones- 6-5¼, 270, 4.7

DE/DT/OLB

E. Michigan

Big tall explosive athlete, who I think could really develop on the next level . 

8.7

98

John Greco- 6-4.75, 310, 5.2      

OG/OT  

Toledo 

S

B. Had 

8.7

99

*Kevin Smith- 6-1, 217, 4.5, 23 reps, 29" 9', 4", 7.34 3-C.D.

RB

Central Florida

A far better player then athlete then given credit. H. 

Plays with heart, toughness and quickness.  

8.7

98

Craig Steltz- 6-1 3/8, 210, 4.6, 10 Reps, 35"4.19 S.S.      

S  

LSU

Smooth try hard Safety who came up big when his team needed him. Looks like an interesting pick in the Forth Round.

Better athlete then he looks on the field. Has good size, speed and quickness, and has played in a lot of big games. Didn't start until last season where he played very well, had 101 Tackles, 7 PBU, and 6 INTs which he returned for 153 Yards. Has experience on Special Teams. Had 

8.7

99

Marcus Monk- 6-4¼, 215, 4.41, 36" 10'2"

WR

Arkansas

Big tall explosive athlete, who I think can really develop on the next level . 

8.7

100

*Ali Highsmith- 6-0, 221, 4.70, 23 reps, 29" 9', 4", 7.34 3-C.D.

DE/OLB

Ohio ST

A far better player then athlete then given credit. His 40 times are horrid for his size. But on the field for LSU, he made the big plays when his team needed it most over and over again. 

Plays with heart, toughness and quickness. Has the instincts and intelligence to be successful in the NFL. Has great hips and can turn fluidly and change direction easily. Makes the plays his team needs to win in the Forth quarter. A player you route for. But that 40 time and lack of size are two obstacles that will be very difficult for him to overcome.  

8.7

If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me:

patsfanmock12@yahoo.com