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ThePudge
04-09-2010, 04:06 PM
You might feel like you're getting jipped here with only 100 players (I included about 350 in my recent position rankings) but you're not, as I've added a little description, a couple teams that may be interested, and my draft projection for them. I'll be getting the full 255 board up by next Wednesday or so & will make my final revisions the day before the draft and have them up. I base a lot of the player values on how well I think they'll perform at the next level though I acknowledge sometimes you have to take a chance on star-potential albeit risky or raw. I also value players that can play in more than one scheme or more than one position.

Fire away with questions/feedback.

Ryan Lownes’ Big Board – Top 100

1. Gerald McCoy – Defensive Tackle – Oklahoma*
- An unstoppable force that lives in the backfield. McCoy is the best penetrating Under-Tackle to come around in years and should become the rock of a team’s defense. A couple teams that could be interested: Detroit, Tampa Bay, Seattle. Projected round: Top 5.

2. Ndamukong Suh – Defensive Tackle – Nebraska
- College football’s top player in 2009 could be a terror in the NFL with tremendous upper body strength & power. A light-footed 4-3 Nose Tackle or 3-4 End with All-Pro potential. A couple teams that could be interested: Detroit, Tampa Bay, Washington. Projected round: Top 5.

3. Sam Bradford – Quarterback – Oklahoma*
- A franchise QB prospect who may bring wins back to a struggling tea,. Bradford’s shoulder looks good; he has excellent mechanics and intangibles. He’s an accurate thrower with good velocity & ball placement. A couple teams that could be interested: St. Louis, Cleveland, Buffalo. Projected round: Top 5.

4. Eric Berry – Safety – Tennessee*
- Talented, ball-hawking Safety that often draws Ed Reed comparisons. Mixes fluid coverage skills, great instincts, physical toughness, and plenty of willingness to make plays against the run. A couple teams that could be interested: Cleveland, Philadelphia, Jacksonville. Projected round: Top 10.

5. Dez Bryant – Wide Receiver – Oklahoma State*
- Has been troubled off the field recently, but Bryant is an immensely talented receiver with the potential to be among the league’s top tier. True #1 wideout comes with size, speed, and threats the field vertically. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, Denver, Cleveland. Projected round: Top 15.

6. Russell Okung – Offensive Tackle – Oklahoma State
- Huge, long-limbed, reliable protector for years to come. He’s very smart, composed with good feet & terrific upper body strength. Okung should lock down a Left Tackle position for 10+ years and should be a very solid player. A couple teams that could be interested: Detroit, Washington, Kansas City. Projected round: Top 5.

7. C.J. Spiller – Running Back – Clemson
- Electric, game-changing back could be a revolution for an offense. As a prolific college running back, kick returner, & punt returner it’s not going to be hard to get the ball in C.J.’s hands. A couple teams that could be interested: Seattle, San Francisco, Pittsburgh. Projected round: Top 20.

8. Bryan Bulaga – Offensive Tackle – Iowa*
- Nasty, blue-collar Tackle works through the whistle & finishes blocks. He projects on either the Left or Right side and has the footwork in pass-pro along with the power to hold down a team for years. A couple teams that could be interested: Kansas City, Seattle, Buffalo. Projected round: Top 10.

9. Brandon Graham – Defensive End – Michigan
- An explosive, powerful pass-rusher with a top college pedigree but a height/length deficiency. Very fast off the edge and uses leverage in the run game. Could be under-drafted but should find a prolific role rushing the passer in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: Miami, Tennessee, New England. Projected round: Top 25.

10. Jermaine Gresham – Tight End – Oklahoma
- Missed 09’ season but huge target is an underrated athlete with soft hands and large catching radius. Has potential to be a top offensive contributor stretching the field at Tight End and should help a team’s red-zone efficiency dramatically. A couple teams that could be interested: Cincinnati, New England, Baltimore. Projected round: Top 25.

11. Trent Williams – Offensive Tackle – Oklahoma
- Extremely talented Tackle had some growing pains after switching from the Right side to Left in 2009. There is some concern about his work-ethic, but he may be this class’ most talented OL and has all the physical tools to play at a high level in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: Seattle, Oakland, San Francisco. Projected round: Top 15.

12. Joe Haden – Cornerback – Florida*
- Gifted man-cover corner with enough size, toughness, and short area quickness to run with any receiver. He has good ball skills, fluid hips, and plays the run actively; Haden posseses #1 CB potential. A couple teams that could be interested: Oakland, Denver, San Francisco. Projected round: Top 20.

13. Jimmy Clausen – Quarterback – Notre Dame*
- Potential franchise QB comes with a strong, well-coached background working in a pro-style offense. The young signal-caller has some maturity concerns but his efficiency & excellence on the field hasn’t gone unnoticed. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Minnesota. Projected round: Top 20.

14. Anthony Davis – Offensive Tackle – Rutgers*
- Former prep star must answer serious maturity & work-ethic concerns if he wants to be drafted as high as his talent indicates. Has the frame, feet, and natural athleticism to be a great Left Tackle but is a high risk prospect that must keep his priorities straight. A couple teams that could be interested: Oakland, Seattle, San Francisco. Projected round: Top 15.

15. Rolando McClain – Inside Linebacker – Alabama*
- Big, instinctual 3-4 ILB prospect was a key cog on Alabama’s championship defense. Though he lacks elite speed, he has a rare feel for the game and is terrific diagnosing plays. A couple teams that could be interested: Kansas City, Denver, San Francisco. Projected round: Top 15.

16. Earl Thomas – Safety – Texas*
- Versatile, ball-hawking defensive back may have the hips to play Cornerback and the toughness & range to make it in the NFL at Free Safety. Could be valued highly on draft day but lack of height poses some doubts against the bigger receivers/backs at the next level. A couple teams that could be interested: Jacksonville, Cincinnati, Philadelphia. Projected round: Top 20.

17. Sean Weatherspoon – Outside Linebacker – Missouri
- A former star in the Big XII, “Spoon” cooled off this year and was poorly conditioned due to a poor diet. With freakish athleticism and tremendous range, he could conceivably play any Linebacker spot in a 4-3 scheme or inside in a 3-4. A couple teams that could be interested: Pittsburgh, Atlanta, San Francisco. Projected round: Top 20.

18. Derrick Morgan – Defensive End – Georgia Tech*
- Balanced End prospect may have the frame to gain weight for the position and may be agile & athletic enough to stand up and play Linebacker in 3-4 schemes. Morgan rushes with a variety of speed & power moves though lacks any truly dominant qualities. A couple teams that could be interested: Miami, Jacksonville, Tennessee. Projected round: Top 20.

19. Sergio Kindle – Outside Linebacker – Texas
- Not the elite pass-rusher that many would hope at the college level, but he’s a good blitzer who plays at a good speed with a picture-perfect frame. A lot of potential but comes with some minor character concerns and is far from the safest pick of the first round. A couple teams that could be interested: Tennessee, Miami, New England. Projected round: Top 25.

20. Terrance Cody – Nose Tackle – Alabama
- The draft class’ heaviest player is a massive, immovable force in the middle who should be a unique two-gap, two-down, run-stuffer. He comes with obvious concerns about the stability of his weight but could be a major difference maker if he’s able to keep his head in the game and his weight in check. A couple teams that could be interested: Baltimore, San Diego, Minnesota. Projected round: Mid 1st-Early 2nd.

21. Demaryius Thomas – Wide Receiver - Georgia Tech*
- Huge (6’3 ¼ 224) receiver possesses terrific straight-line speed and is a prolific player after-the-catch. He’s been unable to workout before the draft and concerns exist that he might be hampered (in his route-running) by his college offense; however, he has true #1 potential and projects as a major vertical threat. A couple teams that could be interested: Miami, Cincinnati, Denver. Projected round: Top 25.

22. Dan Williams – Nose Tackle – Tennessee
- Squatty, powerful nose tackle prospect had a breakout senior year under former NFL Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and should be drafted high with sterling reviews from coaches. Williams has a great playing temperament and actively wears down interior offensive linemen. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Miami, Minnesota. Projected round: Top 32.

23. Mike Iupati – Offensive Guard – Idaho
- An enormous, mean, athletic Guard that is an effective mauler in the run game and shows above average feet & hand us in pass-protection. Showed he belonged at the Senior Bowl and could hold down a team inside for a decade. A couple teams that could be interested: Philadelphia, Dallas, Minnesota. Projected round: Top 32.

24. Maurkice Pouncey – Center – Florida*
- Versatile interior lineman had a prolific career and looks to have all the tools to be a top NFL Center. With good agility, size, anchor strength, and recognition skills Pouncey may be a bit ahead of Browns 2009 First Round pick Alex Mack as a prospect. A couple teams that could beinterested: Denver, Pittsburgh, Minnesota. Projected round: Top 32.

25. Jason Pierre-Paul – Defensive End – South Florida*
- Very long, athletic end with a lot of speed off the edge & a good motor. He’s very raw though, lacking the power and anchor strength to make an immediate impact against the run. A true boom-or-bust prospect. A couple teams that could be interested: Tennessee, Tampa Bay, Cincinnati. Projected round: Mid 1st-Mid 2nd.

26. Golden Tate – Wide Receiver – Notre Dame*
- Multi-purpose receiver may be like the Vikings’ Percy Harvin in the amount of roles he can assume but lacks the same speed and elusiveness in the open field. He’s very creative after the catch and has natural hands and good competitiveness. A couple teams that could be interested: New York Jets, Baltimore, Pittsburgh. Projected round: Late 1st-Early 2nd.

27. Jared Odrick – Defensive End – Penn State
- Athletic lineman projects well at both the 3-Tech and the 5-Tech so he appeals to any scheme. He may be maxed out weight-wise but he’s quick off the snap, has good recognition skills, and gets into the backfield by making himself skinny in gaps. A couple teams that could be interested: New England, Denver, Baltimore. Projected round: Top 25.

28. Taylor Mays – Safety – USC
- Unreal physical specimen with unprecedented triangle numbers (6’3 230 4.31) with experience on the big stage at a major level of competition. On film Mays is somewhat disappointing with tight hips and questionable instincts in coverage & against the run. A couple teams that could be interested: Seattle, Kansas City, Cincinnati. Projected round: Top 32.

29. Kyle Wilson – Cornerback – Boise State
- Competitive small-school corner makes big plays and plays with enough toughness & physicality to blanket any size receiver. He’s very athletic and powerful with willingness to use his body in run-support. A couple teams that could be interested: Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, Baltimore. Projected round: Top 32.

30. Rodger Saffold – Offensive Guard – Indiana
- College tackle that may be best inside at Guard. He’s very athletic with a good frame, sound technique, good strength, and he plays with some grit. There will be some teams that look at him as a potential Left Tackle. A couple teams that could be interested: Indianapolis
- , Dallas, Kansas City. Projected round: Late 1st-Early 2nd.

31. Rob Gronkowski – Tight End – Arizona*
- Missed 09’ season with a back injury but has some incredible physical gifts and can be a monster on the field, in the red-zone. Primarily a receiving target with good speed to stretch the field and huge, soft hands, “Gronk” has a lot of weight-room strength and may be able to stick as an every-down Tight End. A couple teams that could be interested: Arizona, Cincinnati, Baltimore. Projected round: Late 1st-Early 2nd.

32. Everson Griffen – Defensive End – USC*
- Workout-warrior may have been inconsistent on the field, but he has a great physique, explosiveness to get up field, and the fluid athleticism to perhaps project at Outside Linebacker for some teams. Has high upside as a pass-rusher but may never put it together fully. A couple teams that could be interested: New Orleans, Atlanta, Baltimore. Projected round: Top 32.

33. Jerry Hughes – Outside Linebacker – TCU
- Star college end at a non-BCS school has an elite first step but may lack the height and anchor strength to stay at his natural position in the NFL. Though questions remain on how he well he’d play in space, Hughes has intriguing upside as a pass-rushing Linebacker in a 3-4 due to his instincts and athleticism. A couple teams that could be interested: New York Jets, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

34. Devin McCourty – Cornerback – Rutgers
- Started rise up the boards at the Senior Bowl, McCourty has the speed & body to be an effective #2 corner in the NFL. He’s very athletic and shows a good work-ethic & effort on the field. A couple teams that could be interested: Minnesota, San Diego, Cleveland. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

35. Arrelious Benn – Wide Receiver – Illinois*
- Explosive after-the-catch, Benn may have been hidden amidst a mediocre college offense. He may be a bit raw, but he’s very athletic and has a perfect frame for a potential #1/#2 receiver. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, St. Louis, Cleveland. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

36. Jahvid Best – Running Back – California*
- Concussions and concerns about his ability to hold up against an NFL beating may push Best out of the draft’s first round but the team that takes a chance will be gambling on a potential game-breaking back who could contribute in the slot. He has world class speed & elusiveness with similarities to Reggie Bush. A couple teams that could be interested: Detroit, Washington, Cleveland. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

37. Kareem Jackson – Cornerback – Alabama*
- A balanced corner with good confidence that plays physically and has fluid hips. While he’s not a big playmaker, Jackson should make for a solid cover corner and should find a starting spot early in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: New York Jets, St. Louis, San Francisco. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

38. Nate Allen – Safety – South Florida
- A fluid, athletic safety that has been unable to work out in recent weeks due to an injury. Still, healthy or not, Allen should find a spot at Free Safety early and adds value as a DB capable of defending the slot. He needs to get a bit tougher against the run. A couple teams that could be interested: Kansas City, Minnesota, Cleveland. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

39. Damian Williams – Wide Receiver – USC*
- Productive Pac-10 receiver is a good route runner with a solid build, good athleticism; he profiles as a good #2 receiver. He has great hands, natural feet, and shows good body control in the air. A couple teams that could be interested: St. Louis, Seattle, Carolina. Projected round: Early-Mid 2nd Round.

40. Ryan Matthews – Running Back – Fresno State*
- Creative, patient runner has good vision, above average power, and has even flashed a home-run gear. Still, he’s an upright runner that may be suspect to injuries in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: Houston, San Diego, New England. Projected round: Top 32.

41. Mardy Gilyard – Wide Receiver – Cincinnati
- Productive spread receiver lacks the bulk to work the middle of the field in the NFL but is a smooth route-runner who can beat the jam and get separation. He may add value as a Kick Returner in early years. A couple teams that could be interested: Tennessee, Cleveland, Denver. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

42. Navorro Bowman – Outside Linebacker – Penn State*
- Character concerns will almost certainly keep Bowman out of the First Round but his athleticism, range, and play in big games should make him a candidate for a strong pro career. An ideal fit at Weakside Linebacker in 4-3 schemes but his frame could hold up to 245 lbs and 3-4 teams may consider him inside. A couple teams that could be interested: Pittsburgh, Dallas, New Orleans. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

43. Cam Thomas – Nose Tackle – North Carolina
- Extremely strong, bull-rushing defensive tackle will appeal to both 3-4 and 4-3 teams looking for a presence at Nose Tackle. He’s a big body and hard to push around though he must work to develop his hand use and variety to fully reach his potential. A couple teams that could be interested: San Diego, Miami, Minnesota. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

44. Aaron Hernandez – Tight End – Florida*
- There won’t be a spot for him in every offense, but Hernandez fits best in the slot as a receiver working the middle of the field. He’ll appeal to teams looking for a downfield threat and has the look of a potential impact contributor on offense. A couple teams that could be interested: New England, Cleveland, Detroit. Projected round: Late 2nd-Mid 3rd.

45. Lamarr Houston –Defensive Tackle – Texas
- National Championship defensive hero, Houston is an extremely athletic, explosive 3-Tech prospect who offers little in terms of scheme versatility. Has the ability to be very disruptive with his ability to get into the backfield although he lacks anchor strength against the run. A couple teams that could be interested: St. Louis, Tennessee, New Orleans. Projected round: Second Round.

46. Daryl Washington – Outside Linebacker – TCU
- He stood out in the Fiesta Bowl where he showed off his range and hitting ability. The class’ top coverage linebacker needs to add bulk to his frame. An inside backer in TCU’s 4-2-5 will likely be playing on the weak-side in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: New Orleans, Atlanta, New York Giants. Projected round: Early-Mid 2nd Round.

47. Charles Brown – Offensive Tackle – USC
- Has the frame, athleticism, and length to be a top pass-blocking Left Tackle but his ineffectiveness in the run game along with his lack of a killer instinct are causes for concern. He could go very early but will need to devote major time in the weight room & will need to greatly improve his upper and lower body strength. A couple teams that could be interested: Seattle, Green Bay, Indianapolis. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

48. Eric Norwood – Outside Linebacker – South Carolina
- He may not be overly tall or exceptionally rangy, but Norwood has developed into a good pass-rusher that should stick on a 3-4 team as an Outside Backer in the James Harrison mold. He has great closing speed and can really lay the lumber. A couple teams that could be interested: Pittsburgh, San Diego, New England. Projected round: Late 2nd-Mid 3rd.

49. Tyson Alualu – Defensive Tackle – California
- Versatile Pac-10 defensive lineman plays with heart, energy, and offers value at both the 5-Tech & 3-Tech. Not overly tall, nor is he too stout, but Alualu gets upfield quickly and is an exceptional athlete regardless of position. A couple teams that could be interested: Cleveland, San Diego, Atlanta. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

50. Anthony Dixon – Running Back – Mississippi State
- Big, bruising back shows tremendous patience, changes speed well, and displays good vision & some elusiveness in the open-field. Had a very productive career in the SEC and could contribute at RB in a two/three back offense, Fullback, and he may have starter potential down the road. A couple teams that could be interested: New York Jets, San Diego, Kansas City. Projected round: Early 3rd-Early 4th.

51. Patrick Robinson – Cornerback – Florida State
- Extremely athletic corner with suspect instincts, toughness, and competitiveness. He attacks the ball in the air at it’s highest point though and has a rare combination of size, fluidity, and speed. A boom-or-bust prospect that could be over-drafted. A couple teams that could be interested: Minnesota, Tennessee, Cincinnati. Projected round: Late 1st-Early 2nd.

52. Koa Misi – Outside Linebacker – Utah
- College end with the athleticism, size, and read-and-react skills to be an impressive 3-4 Outside Linebacker prospect. He’s surprisingly fluid, very coachable, and has the work-ethic needed to make a position switch. A couple teams that could be interested: New England, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

53. Corey Wootton – Defensive End – Northwestern
- Versatile 5-Tech/Left End prospect should appeal to a number of teams though he lacks the first step or brute strength to be a standout pass-rusher. Still, despite being slowed by an ACL injury in 09’, he should be able to develop into a serviceable starter and good run-defender. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Denver, Carolina. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

54. Jonathan Dwyer – Running Back – Georgia Tech*
- Talented back really didn’t look the part & seemed to have hurt himself at the Combine. Still, tape is what really counts and though he may lack top-speed he has enough power and agility to potentially earn a starting job in the NFL in a couple years. A couple teams that could be interested: San Diego, Philadelphia, Minnesota. Projected round: Late 2nd-Mid 3rd.

55. John Jerry – Offensive Guard – Mississippi
- Massive college Tackle is better off inside at Guard in the NFL where he can use his power, explosiveness, and strong punch to dominate as a run blocker. He has long arms, adequate feet, and can wall off defenders as a pass-blocker though he doesn’t have the quickest first step and could struggle if asked to play Tackle. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

56. Dominique Franks – Cornerback – Oklahoma*
- Gifted athlete with great movement skills, fluid hips, and enough speed to go stride for stride with receivers down the field. His game lacks physicality and toughness but he offers additional value to teams as a Punt Returner. A couple teams that could be interested: Green Bay, Houston, Tennessee. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

57. Carlos Dunlap – Defensive End – Florida*
- One of the class’ premier boom-or-bust prospects with an incredible combination of size and natural athleticism. Still, Dunlap lacks maturity, doesn’t play with a consistent motor, and must put in some work in the weight-room to strengthen his arms/shoulders. A couple teams that could be interested: Tennessee, Detroit, Oakland. Projected round: Early 2nd-Early 3rd.

58. Eric Decker – Wide Receiver – Minnesota
- Tough, sure-handed receiver had an opportunity to play professional baseball but will choose football and has a chance to be a very solid #2/3 option along-side a vertical threat. Outstanding natural athleticism & body control that will go willingly into traffic and make the tough catch, though his lack of speed & creativity after the catch may reduce his value. Has been unable to workout this offseason due to injury. A couple teams that could be interested: St. Louis, Cincinnati, Minnesota. Projected round: Mid 3rd-Early 4th.

59. Thaddeus Gibson – Outside Linebacker – Ohio State*
- May not have had tons of production at end in college but he made a large impact in the backfield and looks the part of a pass-rushing OLB. He’s blessed with ideal size for the new position and plenty of athleticism but there are some maturity, weight questions surrounding him. A couple teams that could be interested: Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh. Projected round: Second Round.

60. Jason Worilds – Outside Linebacker – Virginia Tech*
- Production dipped this season for the college end but his build, explosive first step, and potential as a pass-rushing linebacker have kept his name alive early in the draft. Could be a better pro than college player but faces some adversity due to height & questions about his coverage ability. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Miami, New York Jets. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Mid 3rd.

61. Colt McCoy – Quarterback – Texas
- Very successful, competitive signal-caller will likely be drafted high and be part of a team’s future plans. His footwork, accuracy, and intelligence are top notch and should earn him looks from West Coast Offense teams but in any system his arm strength and durability will be suspect. A couple teams that could be interested: Cleveland, Minnesota, Washington. Projected round: Late 1st-2nd Round.

62. Brian Price – Defensive Tackle – UCLA*
- Fat, squatty 3-Tech prospect lacks scheme versatility & stamina but has a great first step and is a disruptive playmaker in the backfield. Impressive production and obviously has the talent, but may be stuck in a rotational role. He should make a team better but will likely slip a bit on draft day. A couple teams that could be interested: Atlanta, Jacksonville, New Orleans. Projected round: Early 3rd-Mid 4th.

63. Perrish Cox – Cornerback – Oklahoma State
- Talented, gritty cover-corner will fall on draft day due to serious character concerns and some durability worries. Has ideal size, is competitive, and has very good ball skills but he me must do a better job against the run. Offers value as a Kick Returner. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, Detorit, Tennessee. Projected round: Late 3rd-4th Round.

64. Jon Asamoah – Offensive Guard – Illinois
- Very solid, athletic Left Guard prospect who has handled a high level of competition in the Big Ten and comes with a good package of movement ability, size, and intelligence. He’s been unable to workout due to injury. A couple teams that could be interested: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Kansas City. Projected round: Late 2nd-3rd Round.

65. Chris Cook – Cornerback – Virginia
- A free safety/cornerback tweener with impressive size, athleticism, and cover ability but plays smaller than he is and lacks competitiveness & strength in the run game. May be over-drafted based on his positional value and potential. A couple teams that could be interested: Minnesota, Baltimore, Cleveland. Projected round: Second Round.

66. Sean Lee – Inside Linebacker – Penn State
- Extremely smart, instinctual backer might be better suited back on the weak-side in a 4-3 scheme but could project to the inside for 3-4 teams. May not be as durable as you’d like but he’s a solid player all around with good range & more-than-adequate coverage ability. A couple teams that could be interested: Miami, New Orleans, Denver. Projected round: Late 2nd-Mid 3rd.

67. Toby Gerhart – Running Back – Stanford
- The nation’s best back in 2009 might lack the burst, speed, and agility of a top back but the decisive, powerful runner should find a role as a power back in the NFL as part of a committee. He’s got terrific balance, vision, and scouts will love the way he finished runs but durability is also a concern and his upright, physical running style could raise some red flags. A couple teams that could be interested: Philadelphia, San Diego, New York Jets. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

68. T.J. Ward – Safety – Oregon
- A thumping free safety that has some size & durability deficiencies. He moves very well, has fluid hips, displays good instincts/recognition skills, and excels making big hits. A potential impact starter if he can stay on the field. A couple teams that could be interested: Houston, Pittsburgh, Dallas. Projected round: Third Round.

69. Andre Roberts - Wide Receiver - The Citadel
- Crafty smaller receiver has little experience against top competition but has proven to be an exceptional worker, very competitive, and coachable. He has impressed with his crisp-routes and athleticism; he could be looking at a featured role in the slot somewhere. A couple teams that could be interested: Baltimore, Detroit, Tennessee. Projected round: Late 2nd-Early 3rd.

70. Vladimir Ducasse – Offensive Guard – Massachusetts
- Overhyped college Tackle among draftniks, he lacks the quickness off the snap, recognition skills, and temperament to succeed on the outside in the NFL. He’s massive, with broad shoulders and enough athleticism to be a good project inside. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, Minnesota, Philadelphia. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 4th.

71. Brandon LaFell – Wide Receiver – LSU
- Big, fluid SEC wideout has inconsistent hands and may struggling getting separation in the NFL due to a lack of great suddenness or speed. Has potential to be a good #2 option but has a relatively high bust chance. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, Tampa Bay, Cleveland. Projected round: Mid-Late 2nd Round.

72. Torrell Troup – Defensive Tackle – Central Florida
- Powerful, thick tackle gets up-field with excellent leg drive and upper body strength. Some 3-4 teams may consider him at Nose, but he fits anywhere in a 4-3 and would be a good Day Two pick despite not playing at a high level of competition in his career. A couple teams that could be interested: St. Louis, New Orleans, Minnesota. Projected round: Late 2nd-Mid 3rd.

73. Jimmy Graham – Tight End – Miami (Fl.)
- Former basketball player has an exceptional blend of height and athleticism. Hasn’t been a football player long but has improved quickly and offers a high upside prospect with rare measurables. A couple teams that could be interested: Detroit, Miami, New England. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

74. Tim Tebow – Quarterback – Florida
- The most talked about player is likely to be way overdrafted due to a good attitude, strong build, impressive athleticism and productive career at Florida seem to be overriding huge mechanical flaws from a player that’s proven to be an average passer compared to his peers. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Washington, Cleveland. Projected round: Late 1st-Mid 2nd.

75. Morgan Burnett – Safety – Georgia Tech*
- Big, athletic safety was productive in college both as a run defender and in coverage. He has good closing speed and is a solid hitter but may lack elite instincts. A couple teams that could be interested: Seattle, Dallas, Tampa Bay. Projected round: Mid 2nd-3rd Round.

76. Ed Dickson – Tight End – Oregon
- Pass-catching tight end has enough size & agility to threaten in the slot or on the line as either a potential starter or #2. Is not a well-developed blocker but makes up for it in the passing game where he shows concentration and soft hands. A couple teams that could be interested: Detroit, New England, Cincinnati. Projected round: Late 2nd-3rd Round.

77. Ricky Sapp – Outside Linebacker – Clemson
- Long, athletic college end will have to make it at linebacker in the NFL as he lacks adequate bulk and strength to play on the edge. Has potential to be a disruptive pass-rusher but may lack that killer instinct on the field or recognition skills. A couple teams that could be interested: New York Jets, Arizona, New England. Projected round: Mid 2nd-Early 3rd.

78. Linval Joseph – Defensive Tackle – East Carolina*
- Huge, strong tackle has proven to be a surprising athlete with excellent power on the field. He’ll draw attention form both 3-4 and 4-3 teams and could play a number of positions along the defensive line. A couple teams that could be interested: Miami, San Diego, Cincinnati. Projected round: Late 2nd-3rd Round.

79. Dexter McCluster – Running Back – Mississippi
- Electric, shifty back will be able to contribute in the slot and should push for carries despite his diminutive size. He has a lot of vision, short-area quickness and accelerates quickly. A couple teams that could be interested: Washington, New York Jets, Buffalo. Projected round: Late 2nd-3rd Round.

80. Larry Asante – Safety – Nebraska
- Provides a physical presence on the back end with surprisingly fluid hips and feet. He may not be a big playmaker in coverage but he’s smart and has starter potential at strong safety. A couple teams that could be interested: Kansas City, Cincinnati, Tampa Bay. Projected round: Early 3rd-Early 4th.

81. A.J. Edds – Outside Linebacker – Iowa
- Very instinctive strong-side linebacker prospect with terrific read-and-react skills, above average athleticism, and good coverage ability. He plays the run and pass well and may be considered an inside backer to 3-4 teams. A couple teams that could be interested: Philadelphia, Arizona, New England. Projected round: Early 3rd-Early 4th.

82. Jerome Murphy – Cornerback – South Florida
- Long, competitive corner has good feet, is aggressive against the run, and had adequate athleticism for a #2 corner. He plays undisciplined, he’ll gamble, and his character needs to be evaluated closely. A couple teams that could be interested: Minnesota, Philadelphia, Chicago. Projected round: Late 3rd-Mid 4th.

83. J.D. Walton – Center – Baylor
- A very tough, competitive player that plays with a lot of drive in the run game and is a very hard worker on & off the field. Not a great pass-blocker and will struggle with bigger 3-4 Nose Tackles as Walton’s size won’t hold up in certain divisions. A couple teams that could be interested: Atlanta, Dallas, Denver. Projected round: Mid 3rd-Early 4th.

84. Bruce Campbell – Offensive Tackle – Maryland*
- The most dramatic of the boom-or-bust prospect who looks every bit of the part with long arms, an athletic body, good foot quickness, and tremendous weigh-room strength. His play on the field is sloppy with poor hand use, inconsistent footwork, and lacks any technique. High bust potential will be overdrafted. A couple teams that could be interested: Arizona, Minnesota, Dallas. Projected round: Late 1st-Early 3rd.

85. Riley Cooper – Wide Receiver – Florida
- Big, fluid receiver plays fast, has big hands, and can threaten down the field. In addition, he’s a good run blocker capable of making highlight-reel catches but he is a spread receiver who’s run nothing close to a full route tree and will drop some easy balls. A couple teams that could be interested: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New England. Projected round: Late 2nd-3rd Round.

86. Donald Butler – Inside Linebacker – Washington
- Strong, athletic Pac-10 backer plays with great range and could fit on the inside in any defensive scheme but also projects well on the weak-side in 4-3 systems. His instincts and read-and-react skills leave something to be desired. A couple teams that could be interested: Atlanta, Tennessee, New Orleans. Projected round: Early 3rd-Early 4th.

87. Montario Hardesty – Running Back – Tennessee
- After a breakout year in the SEC his stock is on the rise. A big, athletic one-cut runner with enough power & agility to contribute in a zone blocking scheme. Could lack the creativity and long speed to ever be an every-down back. A couple teams that could be interested: Washington, New York Jets, San Diego. Projected round: Late 2nd-Early 4th.

88. Greg Hardy – Defensive End – Mississippi
- At one time he was thought of as a Top 10 possibility but after a series of injuries prevented him from competing in major pieces of the last two seasons. He may not be as rangy and explosive as he once was but he shows good power & knows how to leverage offensive linemen. A couple teams that could be interested: Carolina, New England, Cincinnati. Projected round: Mid 3rd-Early 4th.

89. Javier Arenas – Cornerback – Alabama
- Incredibly tough, scrappy corner has good feet and stays low in his backpedal but can’t match up with bigger receivers due to his height (5’8). He’s likely a nickel corner & punt returner in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, Philadelphia, Chicago. Projected round: Mid 3rd-4th Round.

90. Darrell Stuckey – Safety – Kansas
- Experienced starter doesn’t make enough big plays but does a little of everything well and brings a combination of adequate athleticism & size. His read-and-react skills aren’t the best, but he can line up in the slot in coverage and may prove to be a solid defensive back who may start on a bad team. A couple teams that could be interested: Pittsburgh, Houston, San Francisco. Projected round: Late 3rd-Mid 4th.

91. Ben Tate – Running Back – Auburn
- Stretch-zone runner that is at his best running north-south but has enough speed to turn the corner. He’s not a home-run threat and will likely assume a complementary role in the NFL. A couple teams that could be interested: Washington, San Diego, New York Jets. Projected round: Early 3rd-Early 4th.

92. Joe McKnight – Running Back – USC*
- One of the top recruits in the nation never flourished as thought at Southern Cal, but his ability to change speed, accelerate, and catch the ball out of the backfield will get him looks as a complementary back. Could hold a multi-purpose role because he lacks the bulk and power to be a full-time back. A couple teams that could be interested: New York Jets, New England, Washington. Projected round: Mid 3rd-Mid 4th.

93. Jared Veldheer – Offensive Tackle – Hillsdale
- Small-school tackle looks the part at a massive 6’8 with surprising good feet & impressive strength when engaged. Level of competition is a major concern but he dominated where he was (which is really all you can ask) and could get a look as a future Left or Right tackle. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Minnesota, Green Bay. Projected round: Early 3rd-Mid 4th.

94. Donovan Warren – Cornerback – Michigan*
- High-cut, soft corner prospect may have entered a year too early and comes with serious toughness, physicality, and durability concerns. He plays the thrown ball well and has adequate NFL speed, he could work his way into a starting lineup if he puts in some time in the weight room. A couple teams that could be interested: Houston, San Francisco, Cleveland. Projected round: Mid 3rd-Mid 4th.

95. Reshad Jones – Safety – Georgia*
- Big, fluid safety is slow to react and doesn’t always play up to his measurables. Has potential in coverage and is a willing run-defender he just needs a tough position coach to achieve what is capable of. A couple teams that could be interested: Cleveland, Dallas, Houston. Projected round: Mid 3rd-4th Round.

96. Armanti Edwards – Quarterback – Appalachian State
- A wildcat type of player, playing QB in college, may be in the Josh Cribbs or Brad Smith role. He could contribute to an offense as a runner, a receiver, and a passer in select roles though there isn’t one position that I could see him playing full time in the NFL. A couple teams that may be interested: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo. Projected round: Mid 3rd-4th Round.

97. Alex Carrington – Defensive End – Arkansas State
- Smaller-school 5-Tech/left end really looks the part and is capable of throwing linemen around with good upper body strength & aggressive play but the switch often isn’t turned on. Is an adequate NFL athlete though he lacks the first step to ever be a pass-rushing threat. A couple teams that could be interested: Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland. Projected round: Early 3rd-Mid 4th.

98. Tony Washington - Offensive Tackle - Abilene Christian
- Though he lacks experience against a high level of competition, he looks the part with broad shoulders, long arms, and an athletic build made for the left tackle position. His character needs to be evaluated, he’s still a bit on the raw side. A couple teams that could be interested: Buffalo, Detroit, Green Bay. Projected round: Mid 3rd-4th Round.

99. Brandon Ghee – Cornerback – Wake Forest
- Very athletic and with an ideal build though his play on the field has never quite matched his measurables and he leaves college with only one career interception. He has upside & as long as he can play more physically and do a better job playing the ball in the air he may find himself in a DB-rotation early. A couple teams that could be interested: Dallas, San Diego, Pittsburgh. Projected round: Late 2nd-3rd Round.

100. Tony Moeaki – Tight End – Iowa
- Durability is a major concern for this talented Big Ten tight end who brings a skill-set similar to that of former Hawkeye Dallas Clark. He lacks toughness, physicality, and strength as a blocker and doesn’t have the kind of speed Clark has to get downfield but he’s very fluid, has soft hands, and is a high-upside prospect as a receiving threat, A couple teams that could be interested: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit. Projected round: Early 3rd-4th Round.

prock
04-09-2010, 05:01 PM
Love the Decker love

Babylon
04-09-2010, 06:31 PM
Dwyer and Dixon over Hardesty, Gerhart and Tate? maybe it's just me.

ThePudge
04-09-2010, 06:40 PM
Everyone has different opinions and different boards & personally I think those two will be better players than Gerhart, Tate, Hardesty. It wouldn't be the first time ever in a draft that a lower drafted player has outfperformed by a higher regarded prospect in the public eye.

bergo23
04-09-2010, 06:50 PM
Interestingly, you have Mays and Ryan Matthews at #28 and 40 which would be my favorite two picks for the Chargers. I think Mays can be the kind of intimidator we've needed since Rodney Harrison left. He is a darkhorse pick for me, one I have not seen on ANY mock drafts.

Matthews would be a dream come true, but I fear he will be gone by then.

Me Likey Rookies
04-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Pudge, you had Price as a top 25 pick in your post-combine rankings and now have him as early 3rd value. Can you explain because I think that is rediculous.

ThePudge
04-09-2010, 08:08 PM
Pudge, you had Price as a top 25 pick in your post-combine rankings and now have him as early 3rd value. Can you explain because I think that is rediculous.

His Pro Day hurt him and I may have misinterpreted his Combine performance. I will admit to having him too high all along. I don't believe NFL scouts see anything special. He's a fat, squatty 3-Tech that is strictly a 3-tech and lacks the endurance & conditioning to be a three-down player. I think he'll be a standout in a DT rotation, but is best suited being on the field a limited amount and will struggle to retain a high amount of effort for entire games (see Pat Sims.) I've heard some good points from sources higher than myself and the fact that not only is he a very scheme-specific player (4-3 UT) he also struggles to maintain energy. He never truly took over a game against a big opponent. That's the reason there. I still like him as a prospect, but he won't go highly on draft day.

Aloysius
04-09-2010, 08:42 PM
No Chad Jones? I'd take him over a couple of the safeties on this list.

ThePudge
04-09-2010, 08:54 PM
No Chad Jones? I'd take him over a couple of the safeties on this list.

He's actually #101. Give me half a week and you'll see him!

- You better believe I have a good explanation.

marshallb
04-09-2010, 09:19 PM
One question I want to ask you is why you believe the Vikings may be interested in Bruce Campbell? I don't see that interest or the reasoning.

I guess the same thing with Veldheer, and how about Dwyer too. I don't see the need for an OT and I don't see the fit with Dwyer, as well as the need/want.

ThePudge
04-09-2010, 09:32 PM
One question I want to ask you is why you believe the Vikings may be interested in Bruce Campbell? I don't see that interest or the reasoning.

It's all due to potential at Left Tackle where the Vikings might as well look at him in the Late 2nd if he's there I don't expect that they'll that him but for a team okking to sustain a future, Campbell could offer a high upside project. e's been there for a visit. Obviously I'm not sold and there's 6-8 teams that could be looking to take Bruce.

Babylon
04-09-2010, 09:35 PM
Everyone has different opinions and different boards & personally I think those two will be better players than Gerhart, Tate, Hardesty. It wouldn't be the first time ever in a draft that a lower drafted player has outfperformed by a higher regarded prospect in the public eye.

In a roundabout way i hope those guys go earlier for selfish reasons. Keep pumping them up.

Grizzlegom
04-09-2010, 09:57 PM
He's actually #101. Give me half a week and you'll see him!

- You better believe I have a good explanation.

Could it be his lack of commitment to football? Or that fact that he's an athlete and not a football player?

Me Likey Rookies
04-09-2010, 10:49 PM
He never truly took over a game against a big opponent. That's the reason there.

He had huge games in 2009 against Tennessee, Oregon, and USC; all big time opponents. In UCLA's bowl game he was quiet early but then turned it on and dominated the second half. I have no idea what "scouts" are looking at.

ironman4579
04-09-2010, 10:54 PM
I really wish I could find some info on how Brandon Graham/Donovan Warren's private workout at Michigan went on the 8th (other than who was there). I find it odd that at least a little info hasn't leaked out.

parcells
04-10-2010, 12:50 PM
Very high for Terrance Cody. Personally if I were an NFL GM I wouldn't consider him before the mid 3rd round. I'm damn near convinced his weight issues will make him a bust.

MikeTeel
04-10-2010, 12:54 PM
These would be my ratings almost exactly, only Lamarr Houston and Charles Brown would be way higher.

Aloysius
04-10-2010, 01:27 PM
I really wish I could find some info on how Brandon Graham/Donovan Warren's private workout at Michigan went on the 8th (other than who was there). I find it odd that at least a little info hasn't leaked out.
The workout was closed to the media, so I'm not sure we'll ever get any solid info.

I'd love to hear how Graham did in LB drills.

ironman4579
04-10-2010, 01:35 PM
The workout was closed to the media, so I'm not sure we'll ever get any solid info.

I'd love to hear how Graham did in LB drills.

I know, I just figured someone like Gil Brandt might have a source, or something might get leaked some other way. But nothing.

Diehard
04-10-2010, 02:11 PM
Nice work overall. A few little comments:

Jermaine Gresham - Do you really think New England would be interested in him? He isn't a good blocker and TE has a strong inline blocking responsibility in their offensive scheme.

Demaryius Thomas - I'm a little surprised you have this guy so high up. Great athlete, but he's got a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to be a WR in the NFL.

Rosebud
04-10-2010, 02:21 PM
His Pro Day hurt him and I may have misinterpreted his Combine performance. I will admit to having him too high all along. I don't believe NFL scouts see anything special. He's a fat, squatty 3-Tech that is strictly a 3-tech and lacks the endurance & conditioning to be a three-down player. I think he'll be a standout in a DT rotation, but is best suited being on the field a limited amount and will struggle to retain a high amount of effort for entire games (see Pat Sims.) I've heard some good points from sources higher than myself and the fact that not only is he a very scheme-specific player (4-3 UT) he also struggles to maintain energy. He never truly took over a game against a big opponent. That's the reason there. I still like him as a prospect, but he won't go highly on draft day.

He's exclusively a 4-3 prospect but he's not exclusively a 4-3 UT. And his "stamina" concerns weren't a problem at UCLA for some reason. The kid is raw, that is a legitamite concern, but his upside is special, his burst out of his stance is second to no one's, can get really good leverage and has a strong upper body. Scott thinks he'll start off as a 4-3 NT, I don't agree with that either, but the kid is a well rounded 4-3 DT prospect with exceptional potential as a penetrator. He'll need a little work, but I think that in a year or two he could be a high caliber starter for a 4-3 team with a good DL coach.

princefielder28
04-10-2010, 03:44 PM
I know Cam Thomas is physically impressive but when it comes to play on the field he's lacking...i'll never understand the love for him.

zachsaints52
04-10-2010, 03:58 PM
Whose Ryan Lownes?

Yay for Spoon!

RealityCheck
04-10-2010, 04:20 PM
Carrington is too hell low.

ThePudge
04-10-2010, 04:27 PM
I know Cam Thomas is physically impressive but when it comes to play on the field he's lacking...i'll never understand the love for him.

It's got everything to do with some high upside (due to size/strength) and scheme versatility, though I believe Linval Joseph may be surging past him. He's lacking on the field, he never really dominates, but at the Senior Bowl he was throwing around more highly regarded players and looked play with a fiery, aggressive temperament. Has the potential to be a difference-maker at Nose Tackle in the 3-4 or 4-3 defense.

ThePudge
04-10-2010, 04:41 PM
Carrington is too hell low.

Carrington runs hot and cold. He doesn't dominate the way he should on a consistent basis and plays with less strength & fire than he flashed in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. He doesn't stand out as a pass-rusher and will need to put on weight if he's going to occupy the role of a 3-4 end. I acknowledged that though I grade him in the Late 3rd-Early 4th range a team could take him as high the early parts of the Third.

V.I.P
04-10-2010, 04:44 PM
So we are only interested in 2 players?

ThePudge
04-10-2010, 04:50 PM
So we are only interested in 2 players?

I went through and counted 6.

- Gerald McCoy
- Ndamukong Suh
- Jason Pierre-Paul
- Brandon LaFell
- Morgan Burnett
- Larry Asante

If you had looked just at the top two there were two players.

ThePudge
04-10-2010, 06:05 PM
Very high for Terrance Cody. Personally if I were an NFL GM I wouldn't consider him before the mid 3rd round. I'm damn near convinced his weight issues will make him a bust.

I think the team that drafts him should add a weight clause to Cody's contract to set some consequences if Cody is to get above the 365 area or so. Not enough people here talk about his immense upside. There hasn't been a Ted Washington-like immovable object prospect. Even when not well-conditioned Cody requires a double team and still can't be moved. He's only a two-down lineman but he brings major run-stuffing capabilities as a two-gapper with surprisingly nimble feet & solid agility for his size. He's a risk, but he's also one of the player's with the most difference-making potential if coached up right.

bearsfan_51
04-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Great job. The three teams I'm hearing have shown the most interesting in Eric Decker are New England, Denver, and Kansas City. If Decker doesn't scream Bellicheck/Pioli I don't know who does.

ThePudge
04-11-2010, 07:47 PM
Great job. The three teams I'm hearing have shown the most interesting in Eric Decker are New England, Denver, and Kansas City. If Decker doesn't scream Bellicheck/Pioli I don't know who does.

I agree he fits that role well, but I think we're just connecting the three teams due to the New England connection - Pioli/Belichick/McDaniels, where he fits the character bill they value. Still there are several others teams showing decker a lot of attention and several receiving corps that could use a great possession guy like Decker.

bearsfan_51
04-11-2010, 07:48 PM
No, I'm connecting them because I know a lot of people inside the Minnesota athletic department.

ThePudge
04-11-2010, 07:59 PM
No, I'm connecting them because I know a lot of people inside the Minnesota athletic department.

That would make sense. I believe both St. Louis & Cincinnati have had him in for a visit and attended his pro day. Good information though, thank you.

ironman4579
04-15-2010, 09:10 AM
Just to get this out of the way, I have no idea if these numbers are accurate or where the site I found them on got them from. They're usually pretty reliable with workout numbers though, so I figured it was worth a post. This is what I've found from Brandon Graham's private workout on April 8th. No 40 time, so either he didn't rerun it, or they just don't have it. Anyway,

6013, 268 lbs, 32 1/4 arms
Bench Reps-31 (combine)
40 yard dash-4.71 (combine)
10 yard split-1.61 (combine)
Vert-31 1/2
Broad Jump-09'03"
short shuttle-4.25
3 cone-7.01

The short shuttle and 3 cone are quite impressive. Those are faster than every other top 3-4 OLB or DE prospect other than Jerry Hughes, and yes that includes Sergio Kindle (and I must say if nothing else, Hughes' workout numbers are impressive.).

Apparently he did DE and LB drills, though no word on how he looked. Funny thing is though, supposedly he also did some CB drills.

K Train
04-15-2010, 10:33 AM
yeah thaddeus gibson getting some love there