2009 Player Ratings

The players have not been scouted, the season has not been played, and yet here is my list of top players in the 2009 NFL Draft. Enjoy it if you can. I like the first 13 players in the draft, after that it is still a massive crap-shot. 

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1

Aaron Curry- 6-2, 242, 4.56

LB

Wake Forest

The Combine matters. When you show up at the Combine and put on a show like Aaron Curry did, I don't know how to keep him out of the number one spot.

Do-it- all LB. Work out warrior, lives in the weight room, and can play every linebacking position known to man. Loves to attack and can hit through offensive players like their balsawood. A Patriot's type LB: tough, strong, smart, aware, and fast.

9.7

2

Brian Orakpo6-3 3/8, 262, 10'10", 4.45 SS, 4.7     

DE/OLB

Texas

Pass rushing force who can also play the run. Lines up in four-point-stance like a DT. Reminds of Justin Tuck, and not the Justin Tuck from Notre Dame, but the Pass rushing maniac from the NYG.

9.7

3

Michael Crabtree- 6-1 3/8, 220

WR

Texas Tech

The Combine matter. When you are a 6-3 WR, and you show up at the Combine at 6-1, it matters. When you are a WR, and are reliant on your speed, and show up at the Combine with a Stress Fracture in your foot, it matters.

High school wunderkind who has dominate Texas Tech schedule like he was still in high school. Has everything you want in a WR and more. He's the best WR prospect I've seen since Larry Fitzgerald. 

9.7

4

Jason Smith- 6-5, 309, 33 Reps         

OLT

Baylor

The Combine matters. Jason Smith put on a show, not only on the field, but in the press conferences as well, and he clear put himself on top of the OLT depth chart. 

Super athlete who can sometimes look like he can anything on the field he wants. Only, I just wish I could seem him line up in a three point stance and power into a DE.

9.6

5

Eugene Monroe-  6-5, 311, 5.2

OLT

Virginia

Could move up, because he will work out like D'Brickashaw Furguson in predraft workouts. He is legitimate LT prospect. Looked like a giant on the field against lower level competition, and destroyed D-Ends in his Conference.

9.5

6

*Mark Sanchez- 6-2, 224, 4.88

QB

USC

I think Sanchez is underrated. He comes up big in the big games. Played in a Pro style offense. Throws with terrific accuracy. Has a strong arm. He is smart, and super competitive. The problem is his starting experience. The record for QBs with less then 30 starts in college is atrocious, and he started only 15 games. Has a history of injury. Still, I Would be tempted to take him over Stafford 

9.5

7

Matthew Stafford- 6-2, 220, 4.8         

QB

Georgia

Looks like the top player in the Draft to me. Has a great arm and can make ever throw. Needs some coaching however. Had inconsistent Junior season, but played behind a horrible O-Line in the SEC. Reminds me of Jay Cutler, who was fighting for his life every time he passed the ball. Plus, when I watch him play he seemed to play better in the Second half. 

9.5

8

Rey Maualaga-  6-2, 250, 4.9     

LB

USC

He was a better prospect then Rivers last year, and word out of Southern Cal is that he has been running sub-4.5s at 260 pounds. I maybe tainted by his GREAT play in 'SC Bowl Game last season, but is the top LB in the Draft at doing what the Patriots want their Off-The-Line linebackers to do, taking on O-Guards in the middle of the field. 

9.5

9

B.J. Raji- 6-1.5, 328, 5.2

NT/DT

B.C.

Can control the middle against the run, and has the special knack for finding the QB. 

9.4

10

Peria Jerry- 6-2, 295 

DT

Mississippi 

Super strong undersized Under-Tackle, who just dominated whoever they put in front of him. The only question is can he do that to NFL O-Linemen. After watching him this season, I wouldn't bet against him. Rising fast, and with a great post season he could find him self in the top 15. All-American DT. Really improved as a passrusher in 2008, and sometimes looked like he could penetrate at will. He garnered 17 TFL and 6 Sacks last season. His is undersized, but very strong, plays low, and knows how to take on blockers in the running game. Top rated Under Tackle in this years Draft.

9.3

11

*Chris 'Beanie' Wells6-1, 235, 4.38

RB

Ohio ST

Big power Back who looks like he has the speed to play in the NFL. He has a rare combination of athleticism and size. However, his injury history has to be a concern. 

9.3

12

Aaron Maybin- 6-3 3/4, 249, 4.6

OLB/DE

Penn ST

Another undersized pass rushing D-End who will have to prove he can play LB. Reminds me of Rosie Colvin. Has the most explosive first step in this draft, as a passrusher. 

9.3

13

*Knowshon Moreno- 5-10 3/8, 217, 4.5    

RB

Georgia

Great runner. The more I watch him the more I like him. Reminds of Cadillac Williams, only he has no history of injuries. 

9.3

14

*Michael Oher- 6-6, 333, 5.3

OLT

Mississippi

Oher will step right in at Left Tackle, though he may not be ready. He was the top high school linemen of his class. He has great feet, and can dance with any bear. Dominated verse LSU. Despite HUGE size can play low and gains leverage. He has the feet, size, and athleticism to play Left tackle in the NFL. When he is on, he destroys D-Linemen. His biggest negative is experience. Having only started two seasons in high school, and two seasons at Mississippi. 

9.3

15

*Everette Brown-  6-1, 250, 4.7     

DE/OLB

Florida ST

Pure speed rusher, who has the athleticism to play OLB in a 3-4. Stouter against the run than his size would indicate, when he wants to be. Had an explosive Senior season. I like him more as a D-End than an OLB.   

9.3

16

Malcolm Jenkins- 6-2, 200, 4.53

CB/FS

Ohio ST 

Big CB who has questionable feet. Made an excellent decision coming back for his Senior year, where he looked a thousand times more aggressive to me. I have been his biggest critic to date. However, he has looked great every time I watched him this year. He plays the run stronger, hits harder, and can stick to WR like gum in hair. I did not think he was a top Corner coming out last year, and this year out of respect for his great aggressive turn around he is my top CB, and I couldn't be happier if the Pats some how got him.  

9.3

17

Robert Ayers- 6-3 3/8, 272, 4.8, 4.46 SS, 

DE 

Tennessee

A one hit wonder who had an excellent Senior year, and a great Senior Bowl. May have worked his way into the First Round with the improvements he made in less than one year.

9.3

18

Brandon Pettigrew- 6-5, 256, 4.83      

TE

Oklahoma ST 

Super tough TE who can block DE like Daniel Graham. Runs short patterns well, and can catch the ball. However, he will never stretch the seam, and can look lost beyond ten yards downfield. 

9.3

19

Tyson Jackson- 6-6, 295, 5.0

DE/DT

LSU

So far he is the top 3-4 D-End prospect in the Draft. 

9.3

20

*Eben Britton-  6-5, 310, 5.1     

OLT

Arizona

Has the size and athleticism to play OLT in the NFL. However, something is missing in his game, and he will need to be coached up.   

9.3

21

James Laurinaitis- 6'3, 245, 4.72   

ILB

Ohio ST

Run-around Inside Backer who makes a TON of Tackles, as Ohio St has a tendency to abandon him in the middle of the field.

9.3

24

Donald Brown- 5-10 1/4, 210, 4.51, 10'5", 41.5

RB

Connecticut

I never heard of this guy, until I him against Virginia, and I could not have been more impressed.

9.3

23

Darius Butler- 5-10, 178, 4.36

CB

Connecticut

More good news for the Pats is that the 2nd and 3rd Rounds will be filled with undersized Cover Corners as well, and again 40 times will determine their order. Butler actually has pretty good sized, and has eye-popping quickness.

9.3

24

Brain Cushing- 6-3, 250, 4.68 

OLB/DE

USC 

Some think he is a better prospect then Keith Rivers and Maualaga, but I don't buy it. However, he does a lot of things well and works to improve each season. He will be a good Pro. Loves the weight room, and will not be out worked.

9.3

25

Brian Robiskie-  6-3, 207, 4.49     

WR

Ohio ST

Better. Faster. Stronger. Anthony Gonzalez. That's right, a bionic Gonzalez.   

9.3

26

*Jeremy Maclin-  6', 200, 4.41

WR/KR/RB

Missouri

First of the three super-fast/super-big-play specialists. I placed him first, because I think he has a better chance of developing into a legit NFL WR than Percy Harvin or Derrick Williams. 

9.3

27

Derrius Heyward-Bey- 6-1 5/8, 190, 4.30 

WR

Maryland 

Super-fast string bean who is still more promise then production.

9.3

28

Evander Ziggy Hood- 6-3, 298, 37 Reps, 4.9 

DT/NT

Missouri

Physical inside thumper. Who gives some good passrusher. Loves the spin move.

9.2

29

Kenny Britt- 6-2 7/8, 218, 4.43 

WR

Rutgers

Big tall receiver. Who had great production at Rutgers. He is also my bane, because I keep forgetting to put him in my top 100;-)   

9.3

30

Lawrence  Sidbury- 6-2 5/8, 265, 4.64, 28 Reps, 35", 10'0" 

DE/OLB

Richmond 

Amazing small school passrushing athlete. he has earned his way into the 2nd Round, and may be to good to pass in the 1st.

9.3

31

Larry English- 6-2 1/2, 251, 4.69

OLB/DE

Northern Illinois

Another undersized pass rushing D-End. He will be rush LB in the NFL. Look for 3-4 teams to be drooling all over him. Likes to spin. Never stops pushing towards the ball. Blasts off the line like a rocket.

9.2

32

*Andre Smith-  6-5, 350            

OG/OLT

Alabama

My first buyer beware player. He Sets in Pass Protection more like an NFL O-G then and NFL Left Tackle, and the further backwards he has to go the worse he looks. However, he is the best Run Blocker in the Draft.

9.2

33

William Beatty- 6-6, 307, 5.12  

OLT

Connecticut

A light and slight Left Tackle who needs to get into an HGH program fast. 

9.2

34

Ron Brace- 6-3, 329, 5.3 32 Reps, 28"   

DT/NT

BC

A big run stuffing D-Tackle. Pure power player, who would be much more effect if he could add a passrush move or two.   

9.2

35

Vontae Davis-  5-11, 200, 4.4

FS/CB

Illinois

Troubled youth, who also happens to be the best Athlete in the draft. And he is not just a Triangle-Numbers guy, he can cover. Tough guy who maybe the most physical Corner in the Draft. Tackles like a guided missile, and can blow up ball carriers. Also is very good in coverage, and maybe more of a Safety. 

9.2

36

Clay Mathews- 6-3, 250, 4.57 

OLB/DE

USC 

He is a 1st Round talent, and will be taken in the 1st Round. Has plays with amazing speed and quickness.

9.2

37

Louis Delmas- 5-11 3/8, 202, 4.5  

SS

Western Michigan

Has that knack for finding the ball all over the field. Great hitter, he hurt my teeth just watching him hit WRs over the middle. Super tough team first player, who sacrifices his body to hurt Offensive players.

9.2

38

Hakeem Nicks- 6-1/2, 225, 4.49 

WR

North Carolina

Great Wide receiver, good athlete. He is not a great athlete playing WR, he is just a WR. 

9.2

39

Max Unger- 6-5, 320, 5.3

OC

Oregon 

His switch to O-Center has him fighting for the top spot with Alex Mack. Most versatile O-Lineman in the Draft.

9.2

40

Alphonso Smith- 5-10, 195, 4.5

CB

Wake Forest 

Super tough super quick press Press Corner. Starting to look more and more like he is destined for the Pats at 23. 

9.2

41

William Moore- 6-1, 220, 4.49

S

Missouri

May be best combination of pass defender and run defender in the Draft. If he can match his 111 TKL and 8 INTs he could be a top ten pick. Can cover like a corner and hit like a Linebacker. Lines up all over the field, from FS to Slot Corner to Nickel Linebacker. Top Safety in this years Draft. 

9.2

42

Conner Barwin- 6-3 7/8, 251, 4.50, 23 Reps, 40.5" Vert, 10'8"

OLB/TE

Cincinnati

Amazing athlete who looks like he can anything he wants on the football field. Tested out as the most athletes D-End at the Combine. 

9.2

43

Percy Harvin- 5-11, 185, 4.41      

WR/KR/RB

Florida 

The tweener of the three super-fast/super- big-play specialists. I placed him in the middle, because I think he has a good chance of developing into a legit NFL WR, just not as good as Jeremy Maclin, but better than Derrick Williams. 

9.2

44

Fili Moala- 6-5, 300, 5.16    

DT/DE

USC

A D-Tackle type who can actually rush the passer a little. Looks like he might be an interesting 5-technique DE in the 3-4. Had great Senior Bowl, and solidified himself as a First Round Pick.

9.2

45

Alex Mack- 6-4, 307, 5.17 

OC

California 

Top Center and maybe interior O-Lineman in the Draft. 

9.2

46

Josh Freeman- 6-6, 250,  

QB

Kansas State

Big, strong armed QB still learning the position. 

9.2

47

Clint Sintim- 6-3, 249, 4.97     

OLB

Virginia

A super rarity in college football, a legit 3-4 Outside Linebacker who played OLB in college. Not my favorite player. Always looked a little stiff hipped and not a fluid athlete, to me. 

9.0

48

Patrick Chung- 5-11, 210, 4.51

SS

Oregon

Has a great reputation, but didn't seem to stand out when I watched him play. A big hitter who has a knack for being around the ball. Reminds me of Brandon Meriweather, in that he plays like a SS in a FS body.  

9.2

49

Jamon Meredith- 6-4 3/4, 304, 5.0, 31 Reps, 28", 8'9", 34 3/4"arms

OG

South Carolina

Finesse blocker who always leaves me wanting more. However, he is a Patriots type of linemen. A little smaller and more athletic then strong, and he has great versatility as he has played Left Tackle and Left Guard, and can fill in anywhere except Center.

9.2

50

Shawn Nelson- 6-4.5, 242, 4.56    

TE

Southern Miss.

A pass catching talent, who showed he could block at Senior Bowl. Worked his way into the 2nd Round, and maybe the First. He is the easily the 2nd rated TE in this Draft. 

9.1

51

Michael Johnson6-7, 255, 4.75     

DE/OLB

Georgia Tech

Pass rushing tweener who needs to add weight, strength, stoutness verse the run. But he can sure get to the QB. 

9.1

52

Shonn Greene- 5-10.5 227, 4.55, 23 Reps, 39", 10'6", 4.25 SS

RB

Iowa

I never heard of this guy, until I watch Iowa's Bowl game. I could not be more impressed. An overaged prospect who will go much later than he should. I like his story of failure. How he got thrown out of school for not attending to his academic responsibilities. He had to get a real job and work for a living, and he worked his way out of his immaturity. Than he got a break and was recruited by a junior College, and got his academics in order, and really matured into an excellent young man. He was readmitted into Iowa, By all accounts, he is one of the hardest working players on the team. Plus, I just like the way he runs. 

9.1

53

Mike Wallace- 6', 189, 4.33 

WR

Mississippi

Late blooming WR who seemed to put it all together at the Senior Bowl. He go as high as his Forty time is low.

9.0

54

Sean Smith- 6-2, 210, 4.51

CB/FS

Utah

Overrated prospect, because he's tall. Why do people think that is you are 6-2 and play CB you must be great?   

9.0

55

Jarron Gilbert- 6-5, 284, 4.8, 4.4 SS, 37",     

DE  

San Jose State

Super athletic freak, who shows great burst (at least in the swimming pool;-). Had a great week at the East-West Shriners game. Looks like a very interesting prospect for 3-4 D-End.

9.0

56

Cody Brown- 6-2, 242, 4.6, 26, 36.5, 10'0",

OLB/DE

Connecticut 

Brown is an undersized passrusher who likes like a Linebacker to me. 

9.0

57

Rashard Johnson-  5-11.5, 195, 4.5   

FS

Alabama

Another Safety who seems to come up with the big plays and the big times. Not the biggest of the Safeties, but I'd take on my team any day. Don't be surprised if he somehow ends up on the Pats.  

9.0

58

Derrick Williams- 6', 196, 4.55     

WR/KR/RB

Penn ST

Last of the three super-fast/super- big-play specialists. I placed him last, because I think he has a lesser chance of developing into a legit NFL WR than Jeremy Maclin or Percy Harvin. 

9.0

59

Kyle Moore- 6-4.6, 265, 4.76

DE

USC

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!

9.0

60

*Sen'Derick Marks- 6-1, 295, 5.0   

DT

Auburn

The best 3-technique Under Tackle I saw play this year. Plays with amazing Strength, leverage, and can burst past any O-Guard with his otherworldly quickness. Slightly undersized, and how slightly will determine how far he falls.

9.0

61

LeSean McCoy- 5-11 200, 4.5

RB

Pittsburgh

Speed, speed, speed. A player I hate to evaluate. The first two time I watched him play, they were the two worst games of his college career. The last time I watched him play he looked like a bigger Warren Dunn. He just played at a faster speed than everyone else on the field.  

8.9

62

Marcus Freeman- 6-1, 245, 4.4 

LB

Ohio ST

Fast Linebacker who is actually better at taking on blocks then the Laurinaitis. Still a flash and dash LB better suited to a Tampa Two.

8.9

63

Jared Cook- 6-4 5/8, 249, 4.5, 4.56 SS, 7.25 3-Cone, 

TE

South Carolina

Super athletic H-Back who can catch the ball all over the field and stretch the seam. 

8.9

64

Mohamed Massaquoi- 6-1.5, 207, 4.51, 4.15 SS, 10'7"

WR

Georgia

Very underrated WR. I saw him projected as a 7th Round pick on one site. Has very good hands, but will drop some early on in games. However, whenever I watched Georgia play, he was making clutch catch after clutch catch.  

8.9

65

Cornelius Ingram-  6-4, 245, 4.68, 33" Vert

TE

Florida

Big receiving T-End who lost final season at Florida to knee injury. Showed he had his athleticism back at the Combine.    

8.9

66

Phil Loadholt- 6-8, 350

OT

Oklahoma 

Has great size and decent athleticism, but he is a waist bender who Has to learn to bend at the knees if he wants to succeed in the NFL. 

8.9

67

Andy Levitre- 6-2 3/8, 306, 23 Reps, 30.5    

OG

Oregon ST

A bit undersized smart athletic O-Guard.

The top O-Guard in a bad O-Guard Draft.    

8.5

68

Andre Brown- 6' 224, 4.28 SS, 

RB

North Carolina ST

Great running back. Has everything you want in a running back, but health.

8.8

69

James Casey-  6-3 1/2, 246, 36" Vert, 28 Reps, 

H-Back/FB

Rice 

A small college super athlete, who had terrific production last season.  

8.8

70

Paul Kruger- 6-4.5, 263, 5.0, 24 Reps, 32.5"  

DE/OLB  

Utah

Another overrated prospect who may not have the athleticism to be a started on the next level.

8.8

71

D.J. Moore- 5-10, 185, 4.57

CB

Vanderbilt

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.     

8.8

72

Chip Vaughn- 6-2, 215, 4.51     

SS

Wake Forest

The good news for Patriots fans is that there are a LOT of Second and Third Round Safeties in this years draft. They will fall into order according to their 40 times. I like Vaughn because he always seems to come up with the big play at the big time. He is at his best on 3rd down, and in the Forth Quarter.    

8.8

73

Rashard Jennings- 6-1, 234, 4.67 

RB

Liberty

Super athlete.  Jacked-up RB. Showed up at Senior built like a Greek god. 

8.8

74

Vance Walker- 6-2, 295, 4.9 

DT/DE

Georgia Tech

Walker could be a nice pick as a late round 3-4 D-End. He shows enough quickness to still be able to provide some passrusher if you move him to the 5-Technique. 

8.8

75

Duke Robinson- 6-4, 333

OG

Oklahoma 

All-American O-Guard returns for his Senior season. 

8.9

76

Matt Shaughnessy- 6-5, 255 

DE

Wisconsin 

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.

8.9

77

Juanquin Iglesias-  6-1, 200, 4.54     

WR

Oklahoma

Another player I'm torn on. Has a good combination of Speed, quickness, and hands. But, he always leaves me wanting more. However, he did make a lot of big plays for Oklahoma. But, I wonder if he is a product of the system. However, he is great after the catch and really some great speed in the open field.   

8.9

78

Darry Beckwith- 6', 233, 

ILB

LSU

Needs to be much more physical. Flash and dash Linebacker who needs to find his way onto a Tampa-Two team.

Beckwith is a classic flash and dash Linebacker. Has value to a Tampa-Two defense exclusively. 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. 

8.9

79

Louis Murphy- 6-2, 203, 4.43, 12 Reps,

WR

Florida

Tall thin receiver who played great in Florida's championship game.

8.5

80

Roy Miller- 6-1, 310, 5.09, 36 Reps

NT/DT  

Texas

Big Nose Tackle type, who could be a very interesting Nose Tackle prospect in the 4th Round.

8.9

81

Jairus Byrd- 5-11, 204, 4.68     

FS

Oregon

Super aggressive CB, with excellent Size. Every time I saw him play I was impressed. Has the size and strength to move to Safety. 

8.9

82

Jonathon Luigs- 6-3, 302,  

OC

Arkansas

Needs to be much more physical. He can struggle against size. Has good technique and good interior quickness. 

8.8

83

Victor Macho Harris- 5-11, 200, 4.46, 13 Reps, 34", 10'1" 

CB/FS 

Virginia Tech

Is best combo of size and speed. Word out of Virginia is that he is running sub 4.4s consistently. Plus, he returns kicks. The more I watch him the more I like him. 

8.8

84

Pat White- 6' 1/4, 200, 4.45,  

QB

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.

8.8

85

Patrick Turner-  6-5, 221, 4.6 

WR

USC

A big Safety who can really hit and cover. Looks like a SS and plays like a FS. 

8.8

86

Ladarius Webb- 5-10, 179, 4.46, 36",  

CB/FS/KR

Nichols ST

A small school school Tampa Two Corner.

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.

8.8

87

Gerald Cadogan- 6-5, 309, 26 Reps    

OLT

Penn ST

An big smart athletic O-Lineman who might be able to OLT in NFL.

8.8

88

Herman Johnson- 6-8 360

OG

LSU

A giant who has better feet than you could possibly believe, for a giant. However, he is Sloooow! The more I watch him the less I like him.  

8.7

89

Javon Ringer- 5-9, 200, SS 3.89!, 4.5, 32 Reps!

RB

Michigan ST

Has the strong legs you need to take the pounding of an NFL RB.

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. 

9.0

90

Chase Coffman- 6-5, 256

TE

Missouri 

Terrific receiving TE. Sometimes looks like he owns the middle of the field. I can't tell how many times I watch him pick up the first down right between the hashes, a QBs best friend. Not fast, and doesn't really stretch the seem, but has that knack for getting the first down, like he can see the Yellow Line on the field. 

8.7

91

Brandon Tate- 6-1, 195,    

WR/KR  

North Carolina

A 2nd Round talent who will drop to the 3rd or 4th Round because of injury.

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. 

8.7

92

Johnny Knox- 5-11, 186, 4.34 

WR

Abilene Christian

Tiny tiny guy who needs to add some muscle to play in NFL.

Knox is a super fast super smooth small school WR, who ran the fastest unofficial time at the Combine, 4.24.He has good hands and was very productive in college, but he is tiny. 

8.7

93

Corey Irvin- 6-3, 296, 4.9, 24 Reps, 25", 4.66 SS,  

DT/NT

Georgia

A big thumper. Still more run stuffer than passrusher. 

8.7

94

Zack Follett- 6-2 1/8, 238, 4.75

LB

California

Flash and dash Outside Linebacker with good production. best position could be a Sam in a Tampa Two. He garnered 87 TKL, 23 TFL, and 10.5 Sacks last season.

8.5

95

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

WR

Cal Poly

Triangle numbers WR. Super athletic, but really disappointed at the Senior Bowl.  

8.7

96

Alex Magee- 6-3, 295, 4.9 

DE/DT

Purdue

An inside plugger who gets by more with quickness and hands rather than bilk and strength.

8.7

97

Orion Martin- 6-2.5, 250

OLB/DE

Virginia Tech 

Pure passrusher who must improve strength and consistency. Has a knack for playing on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Had an impressive 23.5 TFL over the past two season 

Martin does a nice job of playing on the other side of the Line Of Scrimmage. He is stronger than his frame would indicate. Great passrusher. he is too small to play DE, and his best position in the NFL will be as a rush LB in a 3-4, or as a 3rd down rusher. Has some experience playing up in Techs hybrid 3-4. has a knack for making plays behind the LOS. 

8.7

98

Terrence Taylor- 6-1.5 328, 37 Reps

NT/DT

Michigan

Nose Tackle prospect who has enough quickness to hit the QB, occasionally. 

8.7

99

Keenan Lewis-  6-1, 195     

CB

Oregon

Tall slim Corner who played well last season..   

8.7

100

Domonique Johnson- 6-1, 192 

CB/S

Jackson ST

A small college super athlete, who is not Dominique Roger-Cromartie. 

Tall thin Corner who is a great athlete. Gives too much separation on quick cuts. Has an extra step in transition out of backpedal. Doesn't have the smoothest backpedal. Not the quickest CB at the Senior Bowl. What he does have is great closing speed, which he demonstrated a little too  much in drills. He gets himself out of position, but then gets himself back into the play with his amazing closing speed. Had the closing speed at the Senior Bowl. With a little patience, a ton of film study, and a lot of technique work, he could develop into a nice CB. May be better suited as a Cover Safety, where he won't be exposed by quick cuts as much, and his ability to close on the ball could be a terrific weapon.    

8.6

101

Fenuki Tupou- 6-5 1/2, 328, 

OT

Oregon

Will not knock you down with athleticism, he will just knock you down. Underrated prospect who is my super-sleeper at ORT. Could be an interesting fit for a team looking for a RT/RG, like I don't know the Pats. 

Tupou is a gigantic Left Tackle to gigantic to play Left Tackle. Has better feet than given credit for, and didn't give a lot of ground in the passrusher at Oregon. Probably better suited inside or at Right Tackle. Good run blocker. Stands up a little high, but can impact and turn a D-End at will when he is on. Has quicker feet, and a decent Kick-Step. The more I watch him the more I like him. He scares me in Pass Protection because he looks so big and awkward, but gets the job done, mostly. Can be inconsistent, especially when facing speed.    

8.6

102

Sherrod Martin- 6-1, 198, 4.

CB/FS

Troy

Super athletic small school Safety who some see as a Corner in the NFL.

Martin comes from the right College at the right time. He really looked good at the Combine where his speed and athleticism really stood out.  

8.6

103

Ricky Jean-Francois- 6-2, 295   

NT/DT  

LSU

Big Nose Tackle type, and with Wilfork's contract come due, looking at NT might be the top priority come Draft time next year.

8.6

104

Emanuel Cook- 5-10, 210     

S

South Carolina

An aggressive short SS, who doesn't play the ball as well as you'd like.   

8.7

105

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

ILB

South Carolina

I am also not a fan of Brinkley. He is a size guy who lost a lot when he hurt his knee.

8.6

106

Troy Kropog- 6-5 3/8, 315, 21 Reps

OLT/OG

Tulane

A zone blocking prospect who might just be able to play OLT.

8.6

107

Jason Watkins- 6-5 3/4, 319, 19 Reps, 

ORT  

Florida

Watkins is an oddity. He is a big, huge, finesse, Right Tackle. He was long arms and excellent feet, for a Right Tackle. He is not a Left Tackle. He could be an interesting pick for the Pats in the 4th or 5th Round.

8.6

108

David Veikune- 6-2 1/4, 255, 4.87 

OLB/DE

Hawaii

Super hustling passrusher, who showed up strong at the Senior Bowl and Combine. 

Veikune is pure hustle. The more I watch him the more I like him. He is all speed and quickness. He has a good Chop, and can spin back inside . Plays with good lean, and just naturally plays and stays low. Good change of direction skills. Looks like a LB. He is a smart player, who knows how to set up OT in Passrush. More physical than a guy his size should be. Has a great burst off the line, and uses his quickness and Chop to get around the edge. Good hand fighter. Has a good inside Chop move when OT reaches out and grabs him.  

8.6

109

Antoine Caldwell- 6-3 3/8, 309, 23 Reps     

OC

Alabama

Underrated prospect who played well in the SEC for four years.

Caldwell is a smart slow footed mauler. He is a smart player who plays with good balance. Is a little limited athle tically, but the more I watch him the more I like him. has 52 starts in the SEC. Plays tough and Alabama ran a lot behind him.     

8.6

110

Courtney Green-  6-1, 214     

FS

Rutgers

A big Safety who can really hit and cover. Looks like a SS and plays like a FS.  

8.6

121

Brooks Foster- 6' 1/2, 204, 4.45   

WR

North Carolina

Quick, fast, and productive WR. Looks like he has worked his way into the late 2nd early 3rd area.   

8.5

112

Ciron Black- 6-5, 320

OLT

LSU 

I LT prospects who are 6-5 and under, because size matters. However, I believe that he does have the feet to play LT in the NFL.

8.6

113

Nic Harris- 6-2, 225, 4.8   

OLB/SS

Oklahoma

He will bring back memories of Roy Williams Only, he is faster, and a much better athlete. And, maybe more importantly, he is much better at dropping back in coverage.

8.5

114

Scott McKillop- 6-1, 243, 

ILB

Pittsburgh

Smart instinctual ILB, who just seems to know where the ball is going.

McKillop is a very underrated prospect who will be a second day bargain. Super tough and super productive Inside Linebacker at Pitt. Despite all the big name talent at the Senior Bowl, it was McKillop who earned the starting ILB role come game time. Has amazing instincts and reacts to a run inside faster than you can see, and boom he is filling the hole. Amazing read, react, and fill LB. Understand gap responsibilities. Tackling machine. Flies to the ball and arrive with good form and  prejudice. When he finds the ball he rarely makes a miss-tackle. He runs right though the ball carrier, sticking his facemask right in the ribs of whoever has the ball, and wraps up. Not the best athlete, and not the best in coverage.   

8.5

115

Tim Jamison- 6-2 5/8, 265, 4.8     

DE

Michigan

Big strong DE. Stills plays the run better than the pass, but he showed he could rush the passer a little at the Senior Bowl   

8.5

116

Ellis Langster- 5-9, 191,    

CB

West Virginia

Small tough Cover Corner who reminds me of Ellis Hobbs. 

8.5

117

Mike Thomas- 5-8 187

WR

Arizona

Water bug WR who can impossible to touch on the field sometimes. Seemed to get open at will at the Senior Bowl.

Has great quickness. Gets into and out of his cuts with terrific speed.  Displayed great hands at the Senior Bowl, and caught everything thrown his way. He can stop on a dime and come back to the ball with such quickness it is impossible to defend. Snatches the ball with his hands, and doesn't allow the ball to get near his body. Has every skill and trait you want in a WR, except he is tiny.

8.5

118

Mike Mickens- 5-11, 170

CB

Cincinnati

Small school Corner who has been lost I the shuffle a bit, with 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.

8.6

119

Kory Sheets- 5-11, 203, 4.47

RB

Purdue

Tough and mean Running Back who seems to hate whoever he is playing. 

Sheets is an ultra-competitive slasher-back who will never surrender and never quite. Runs with excellent speed and quickness. Uses shifts and cuts to run with good elusiveness. The more I watch the more I like him. Will lower his head and fight for every yard. Not a bid back, but runs with good power, because he is so mean and competitive. Will lower his pads, hit the line, and try to knock over everyone who gets in his way. Reminds he of Priest Holmes. Hood Kick returner. Flashes excellent herky-jerky speed. Doesn't like to run in a straight line for too long, which I always like in a RB. Smart player. Excellent receiver, who had 108 career receptions at Purdue. Had over 40 TDs as well. Like to smash into defenders, and then spin off contact for a big yards a little later.    

8.5

120

Mitch King- 6-2, 280, 

DT/DE/LB

Iowa

Athletic freak. He is to small to play D-Tackle, but to quick for O-Guards to block. Looked unblockable at the Senior Bowl.

King is an impossible player to evaluate. Dominated the Senior Bowl at D-Tackle at 6-2 270. I just cannot see him playing DT in the NFL, but he is such a good interior rushing I hate to say he can't do it in the NFL. I finally figure out who he reminds me of, Karl Mecklenburg- the old do everything OLB/DE/DT for the Denver Broncos.

8.5

121

Austin Collie- 6-2, 206, 4.6      

CB

Clemson

Big productive WR. Looks like he has worked his way into the 2nd day.

Collie is a late blooming late rising WR. He has the size, speed , and hands to be a productive possession receiver. Runs excellent patterns and led the NCAA's in receiving yards last season. Was an average receiver at BYU until he exploded as a Junior when he garnered 1,538 Yards and 15 TDs on 105 Receptions.     

8.5

122

Travis Beckum- 6-3, 235, 

H-Back

Wisconson

A 2nd Round talent who will drop to the 3rd or 4th Round because of injury.

Beckum is a pumped WR, who runs great patterns. However, his lack of size and knee issues will cause him to drop further than he should.

8.7

123

Bruce Johnson- 5-10, 185,  

CB

Miami

Very small, but plays with excellent speed. 

8.5

124

Bear Pascoe- 6-5, 257 

TE

Fresno St

Old school Tight End. He may not test the seam, but he will knock you on you ass.

Pascoe first and foremost is a blocker. Naturally strong and blocks with good leverage. Works on sustaining blocks and doesn't just to knock a guy backwards. Show a good initial burst into defender and gives a good initials impact. Moves his feet and can turn and seal D-End. A good receiver with good hands, but doesn't have the speed to be a great receiver. 5th year Senior who really stepped up his last two seasons as a receiver at Fresno. In his junior and senior years combined he garnered 953 yards and 8 TDs on 95 Catches,  not bad for a block first Tight End.  The more I watch him the more I like him. He needs to bend his knee a little better when blocking. Not a knock down blocker, but a guy who works hard to sustain the blocks, and never gives up. Runs well, and knows how to use his body to get open. Can impact the defender than turn around and snag the ball out of the air. Knows how to find the hole in the zone. Runs a good Drag-route, Can test the seam, but doesn't have enough speed to really stretch it.

8.5

125

Alex Boone- 6-7, 325

OT

Ohio ST

Huge man who plays Left Tackle for The Ohio State, but have to move to Right Tackle in the NFL. If you don't watch the Ohio USC game, then you are not a Draftnic!!!!

8.5

126

Richard Quinn- 6-4, 260, 4.88,  

TE

North Carolina

Quinn is a super tough blocking Tight End, who has better hands than he is given credit for. 

Quinn has the reputation for being the best in line blocker in the draft. Plus, he has great hands, and can snag the ball out of the air with his hands. He was not utilized a lot in the passing game at North Carolina, because they had three great WRs who could all go in the first day of the Draft, but he can catch the ball. He also is a good pass blocker, and often chipped in blockign on passing downs. 

8.5

127

Donald Washington-  6', 197, 4.49, 45", 11"3"     

CB

Clemson

A combine wonder who exploded off the floor in Indy, literally with a 45" Vertical leap and an 11'3" broad jump.   

8.5

128

Quan Cosby- 5-8.6, 191,    

WR

Texas

Small WR. HAs all the skills you want at the WR position, but he sure is short.

Cosby showed up at the Senior Bowl much shorter than I remembered. Ultra quick. Can really gain separation with his great quick feet and his quick cuts. Runs good patterns. Productive at Texas. Tough little guy, and take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. He can hold onto the ball when the DB just crushes him.    

8.5

121

Arian Foster- 6', 232,  

RB

Tennessee

Big tough RB, who has everything you want in a power running, but fumbles. Runs like Eddie George. 

Foster is strong and tough, and can really punish a defense. Good prospect, who is very well built. Runs with good strength and foot quickness. He keeps on chooglin'. Gets low, and makes quick sharp lateral cuts. Not super elusive, but is much more elusive than you would think for a jacked-up 232 pound back. Has good hands, and is a great weapon on Screens. Follows blockers well, and knows who to cut off their backside. Runs tough, and is very hard to bring down. A little to hard, because he has everything you want in a big back, but he fumbles. He can be completely dominating a defense, and then all of a sudden boom, a fumble and his is on the bench.

8.5

130

James Davis- 5-11, 195, 4.45 

RB

Clemson

It's tough to pick a back in the First who is sharing the backfield with a guy who could be better, and most likely will be a First next year as well. Looked terrible at Senior Bowl and may not be drafted. 

8.5

131

Tony Carter-  5-8, 196     

CB

Clemson

Super aggressive CB. Size is an issue, but every time I saw him play I was impressed. Will have to prove he is more than a Nickel Corner on the next level.   

8.5

132

Trevard Lindley- 5-11, 180, 

CB

Kentucky

Needs to be much more physical, but he looks so natural in coverage that there has to be a place for him in the NFL.

8.5

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