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Texas Homer
08-04-2010, 02:24 AM
I post a few threads like this throughout the year to get to learn more about prospects that aren't being talked about as much.

Texas Sr. LT Kyle Hix

Hix is a MOUNTAIN at 6'7.5" 325 lbs. Hix has started 28 games at RT so far and is sliding over to LT for next season. Hix is a pretty good run blocker and I'm excited to see how does at LT(I think Hix can play LT at a high level.). This may not be the best comparison, but Eric Winston comes to mind.

We will see. Hix does need to work on being more consistent and getting stronger in my opinion, but I like his potential.

Right now, I'll guess 3rd or 4th round, but I could see him moving up into the lower 2nd round if he has a really strong season.

Texas Jr. OLB Keenan Robinson

Robinson is listed at 6'3 239 lbs. Big, strong, fast and can hit like a truck. Keenan was 3rd on Texas team last season on tackles with (74). I've also heard that Robinson looks noticeably bigger/stronger in the summer workouts. I think Robinson steps up in a big way at Texas this season.

If he came out after Jr. season, right now I'd guess 4th round. If Robinson has a really good season and comes out, then I could see 2nd round. If Robinson stays for his Sr. season then I could see him as a 1st round pick.

Texas Jr. S Blake Gideon

I'm higher on Gideon's upside than some Texas fans. Gideon is listed at 6'1 and 205. I also think Gideon is faster and more athletic than he is given credit for. I think Gideon is healthy and good to go for next season. Gideon had (62) tackles and (6) ints. last season for Texas. Gideon has also started 27 games at Texas.

I think Gideon needs to get stronger and improve on tackling, but I'll guess 4th round for Gideon if he stays for his Sr. season.

dannyz
08-04-2010, 02:41 AM
Eric Hagg CB Nebraska Good CB along with Prince and also another good Prospect Gomes.
Roy Helu RB Did not look that great last year but with Rex Burkhead he will not be asked to do as much and stay Healthy
Niles Paul WR I think he could be ones of those Speedy WR's that are physical Like Steve Smith,Percy Harvin,Golden Tate.

Duffman57
08-04-2010, 03:12 AM
For the Ducks it would have to be.

Kenny Rowe OLB/Pass rusher (He's too small to have his hand in the dirt (6'3" 235) but the guy plays like a monster and is a VERY good pass rusher, who doesn't really get any credit.)

Jeffrey Mahel WR (He's a smaller, slot type guy who isn't especially fast, but he is a great rout runner and barely ever drops a pass.)

Javes Lewis CB (He's the next in line to a group of very good DB's with Jairus Byrd, Patrick Chung and TJ Ward (all 2nd round picks) He looks like hes going to be a very good player.)

JHL6719
08-04-2010, 04:32 AM
Bama-



James Carpenter - OT (will be interesting to see how he does this year without Mike Johnson next to him at LG... but Carpenter replaced Andre Smith at LT and the offense never missed a beat... guy can flat out get after people)

Marquis Maze - WR (averaged better than 16 YPC last year.... Maze is a burner with exceptional hands and surprises opponents with his blocking)

Darius Hanks - WR (also averaged better than 16 YPC... excellent route runner but still a little on the thin side for me)

Poz51
08-04-2010, 08:39 AM
T. Homer, good thread, and with teams reporting to camp I like the idea, + rep.

For L.S.U. my three to watch in no particular order..

Lazarius Levingston - Former DE, who appears to be playing Left D.T. for them through the spring and into summer practice. The guy plays the game hard and with passion IMO, not taking plays off. Very solid Junior year coming off a knee injury showing good speed, ability to pursue, and penetration ability, he makes plays in the backfield. At 6'4" and about 270 lbs (maybe 280...) he needs to add some bulk, and get stronger to hold up at the point of attack in the NFL. I see him as a 3-4 DE (probably 3 tech with some bulk due to his shorter arms (32" I believe, but do not quote me)) and possibly a late round pick.

Josh Jasper - K/P/K.O.S. I know he's a kicker and not the sexiest choice. However, he is a kick off specialist, who's accurate, can hit outside of 50 yards, including nailing a 55+ yarder in a spring game, can pooch punt and put the ball inside the 10 or 20 yard line. Any improvement upon his numbers could get him drafted in the 7th round. For me he is the Brian Moorman of field goal kickers in terms of his diversity.

Drake Nevis - DT who started to show how good he can be last year. He had about 50 total tackles, 4 sacks and did not start a game. He has rock solid technique, and very good motor, and is as strong as an Ox. Not exactly under the radar, and with fewer teams playing a 4-3 his draft status could slip. However if he improves, and has a great year, I could see him going as high as the third round.

Bonus - With lots of talk about Tolliver, and Barksdale, I for the life of me can not understand the lack of chatter about Kelvin Sheppard, more nationally than in LSU circles. He is bigger and just as fast as Jones and Sturdivant who most believe are better, the guy is a leader and heart and soul of the defense type. Emotional leader, who is a tackling machine with outstanding instincts and football IQ. He can run sideline to sideline, and play coverage, IMO a rock solid second rounder and the type who could fit any scheme.

jrdrylie
08-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Georgia Tech

Josh Nesbitt QB/RB: We won't play QB in the NFL, but he has shown he can take a beating as a running back. His size, at 6-0 214 is more than adequate. He isn't a burner, but he probably has 4.5 speed. Would be a great replacement for Ricky Williams in Miami.

Jason Peters DE: He has been outshined by Michael Johnson and Derrick Morgan throughout his career, but he should break out this year in the new 3-4 defense the Jackets are implementing. He doesn't have the speed to be a great edge rusher, but if he can add about 20 pounds, he would make a very good 34 end or a DT for a team like the Colts.

Anthony Barnes LB: He hasn't been a star yet, but he has a great chance to showcase his speed in the 34 defense. At only about 240, he is a little too small to play OLB in the 34.

sbh15
08-04-2010, 10:05 AM
for the gators...

1. john brantley -- not really under the radar in the college world, but he's got all of the makings of an nfl qb and is draft eligible, yet i see him on no draft boards (because of the lack of experience, i know). by the season's end, i'd be willing to bet that he'll be in the upper echelon of 2011 draft qb's.

2. jaye howard -- almost every bit of news out of spring practices that i've heard/read includes a rave review of jaye howard. he's gonna play d-tackle for florida this year, but looks to be a serious disruptive force this year, especially against the pass. could be a 3-4 defensive end.

3. olb's -- a.j. jones and brandon hicks probably will both be ignored for the most part, but florida has a decent history of late producing solid lb's from the later rounds. both of these guys have a lot of speed and playmaking ability, but aren't your typical 4-3 outside backers. they could surprise some people come training camp, though.

Sniper
08-04-2010, 10:28 AM
DT Mike Martin
DE Ryan Van Bergen
CB Troy Woolfolk

ncst8fan83
08-04-2010, 10:33 AM
For NC State:

OT Jake Vermiglio - 6'5" 325lb - While not nible enough to be a LT at the next level, I believe Jake could be a very good RT in a zone blocking scheme. He's one to watch this year leading up to the draft.

WR Owen Spencer - 6'3" 185lb - I have no idea why Owen gets no love anywhere. With a yard per catch average of 23.2 for his career, Owen is an excellent deep threat. He is the career yardage leader for current players in the ACC while ranking 7th in receptions. He makes those receptions count as he is currently in 2nd place amongst active ACC players in TD receptions, behind teammate Jarvis Williams. Give this man his due!

LB Nate Irving - 6'1" 235 - After a horrific car accident sidelined him for all of last year, The Predator is back. Excellent sideline-to-sideline skills and a knack for making plays on the ball, Nate is a great all-around linebacker. He is probably best suited for OLB in a Tampa 2 type defense. Watch for him to breakout this year.

OaklandRaider56
08-04-2010, 01:10 PM
Texas Tech:

DT Colby Whitlock, WR Detron Lewis, OLB Brian Duncan.

hockey619
08-04-2010, 01:26 PM
has anyone else heard of Bruce Miller?

Hes a DE for UCF, not my team, but he looks like a hell of a player and no one seems to be talking about him. From what I saw and have heard, hes like a smaller Orakpo, just beastly strong and can run to, could be a great rush LB in the future. relentless motor with good moves and solid against the run, he looks like a real player in the next draft.

RealityCheck
08-04-2010, 01:34 PM
DE Quinton Coples, DT Tydreke Powell, OLB Zach Brown.

Halsey
08-04-2010, 02:41 PM
Justin Houston DE/OLB

Brandon Boykin CB/returner

Cordy Glenn OG

Maybe not totally unknowns, but not exactly widely know names.

Mr. Goosemahn
08-04-2010, 03:22 PM
Hmm, talked about his on another thread today. Anyway, here it goes:

Purdue:

DE Ryan Kerrigan
WR Keith Smith
RB Ralph Bolden

They happen to be Purdue's best players as well, so I guess you could say they aren't that much under the radar. Similar to what Halsey said above me. Unfortunately, Bolden is out for the season with a ligament injury. Smith and Kerrigan are great players but very mediocre athletes. If either of them were better athletes, they'd be much better prospects.

But sadly, they aren't. Still good college players though.

princefielder28
08-04-2010, 03:28 PM
has anyone else heard of Bruce Miller?

Hes a DE for UCF, not my team, but he looks like a hell of a player and no one seems to be talking about him. From what I saw and have heard, hes like a smaller Orakpo, just beastly strong and can run to, could be a great rush LB in the future. relentless motor with good moves and solid against the run, he looks like a real player in the next draft.

I think Bruce Miller has the potential to be an Elvis Dumervil type

SickwithIt1010
08-04-2010, 03:31 PM
USC

RB Allen Bradford

WR Ronald Johnson

OT Tyron Smith

wicket
08-04-2010, 03:43 PM
USC

RB Allen Bradford


dammit, second time in a single day I agree with a trojan


gonna go and take a shower now


but back on topic, for ND:

OG Chris Stewart
CB Darrin Walls
RB Armando Allen

wicket
08-04-2010, 03:44 PM
RB Ralph Bolden


studelydudelydoo

STUD!

hockey619
08-04-2010, 03:44 PM
I think Bruce Miller has the potential to be an Elvis Dumervil type


idk i think he brings a lot more power to the equation, hes similar in size to brandon graham. looks like a beast though

Texas Homer
08-04-2010, 04:02 PM
I like CB Troy Woolfolk too.

etk
08-04-2010, 04:18 PM
I like Blake Gideon a lot actually. He reminds me of Sabby Piscitelli athletically.

For Miami I'll say:

Damien Berry - stocky, powerful runner with good vision. Good pass blocker. He could be the next Frank Gore.

Adewale Ojomo - He was set for a big rSo season but his jaw was broken by a suckerpunch. He has great size and edge rush ability and he's been dominating camp. He's listed as a 4th year Junior but he could stay 2 more years if he wanted.

Micanor Regis - Marcus Forston gets a lot of the attention but Regis is the one proving it on the field. He'll be a Jr. this year and he has great size/frame for a 4-3 DT with good quickness and power.

Babylon
08-04-2010, 06:42 PM
U of Washington:

Mason Foster (LB)
Jermaine Kearse (WR)
Cody Habben (OT)

Weather they are all under the radar, if you're not #10 you're probably under the radar.

phlysac
08-04-2010, 07:29 PM
Pittsburgh

I don't think there are any serious draft prospects that I would consider "under the radar" for the 2011 NFL Draft. I wouldn't consider Jonathan Baldwin, Jason Pinkston, or Greg Romeus "under the radar". The majority of the studs at Pitt aside from those aren't draft eligible or are very unlikely to declare early. Pitt will only start 3 or 4 Seniors this season.

DE - Jabaal Sheard (Sr.) - I wouldn't consider him "under the radar" but I guess he probably is, on the National level. Romeus gets all of the publicity but it was Sheard who lead the team in QB pressures last season.

bce
08-04-2010, 07:51 PM
Maybe not for this year but

Ray graham, nate nix and alexhi from pittsburgh.

P-L
08-04-2010, 08:05 PM
I'll give two for Michigan.

CB Troy Woolfolk - Very versatile can play either corner or safety but it is going to be strictly a corner this season. He was better than Donovan Warren for much of last season and he admitted that he struggled to pick up corner initially after playing safety for most of his career. He's much more confident this year and is glad to be solely focusing on corner back. Probably a mid-late round pick as of right now, but has a chance to move up with a good season.

C Dave Molk - Probably the best center in college football that no one talks about. He's a real long-shot to declare early, but worth discussing anyway. He was arguably our best offensive lineman as a redshirt freshman and was excellent early in the season last year until he was injured. When he got injured our offensive line play as a whole dropped off significantly. He's healthy this year and if he stays that way he should be one of the better centers in college football.

Sniper
08-04-2010, 08:38 PM
He was better than Donovan Warren for much of last season.

He wasn't even close to Warren's level for the bulk of the season. There's a lot of revisionist history going on with Warren. He went undrafted, yes, but he was a very good corner for UM last year.

Gchu83
08-04-2010, 09:13 PM
Texas Sr. LT Kyle Hix

Texas Jr. OLB Keenan Robinson

Texas Jr. S Blake Gideon



Nice list. I would switch out Gideon with Kheeston Randall though. While I'm not as down on Gideon as a lot of Texas fans, he really has to improve his tackling ability before being considered a legit draft prospect IMO. Gideon improved a whole lot after one season so here's hoping he'll do the same again.

Randall at 6'5" 295 is a mammoth. If he can step up at DT like Roy Miller and Lamarr Houston did, I think he could easily be a 1st round prospect.

katnip
08-14-2010, 12:58 AM
the- U

WR Leonard Hankerson

DB DeMarcus Van Dyke

RB Graig Cooper

Hurricanes25
08-14-2010, 01:15 AM
the- U

WR Leonard Hankerson

DB DeMarcus Van Dyke

RB Graig Cooper

None of them are under the radar except DVD and he certainly hasn't lived up to the hype.

I do agree with etk on Berry, Regis, and Ojomo. I think all 3 of them will make a name for themselves this season.

BuddyCHRIST
08-14-2010, 01:23 AM
FSU

Andrew Datko - 6'6" 307 LT, started since he was a 260 lb true freshman, but is a monster now. Great Athlete and is still getting bigger and better. Will be a true Junior but has all the tools.

Mister Alexander - 6'3" 237 LB, hasn't started yet but will get his chance with Nigel Carr likely gone. Even still he is freaky athletic after just recently filling into his frame. Has a knack for getting after the QB, super long arms. He'll make big plays this year.

Nigel Bradham 6'2" 240 LB, not really under the radar but I couldn't think of anyone else. Also he played great the second half of last year which was overlooked due to the performance of FSU's defense overall. In a better scheme this year which will allow him to make more plays, physical freak though.


I strongly agree with the guy who said Nesbitt though, people don't realize how much of a player that guy is. If Michael Robinson and Brad Smith have found success, Nesbitt can too. He actually projects very naturally to RB.

Brent
08-14-2010, 08:39 AM
Jeff Fuller, WR, JR

Tony Jerod-Eddie, DT, JR

Trent Hunter, FS, JR

ToldLikeItIs
08-14-2010, 12:41 PM
Iowa

LB - Jeremiha Hunter
DT - Karl Klug
QB - Ricky Stanzi

ThePudge
08-14-2010, 12:49 PM
Iowa

LB - Jeremiha Hunter
DT - Karl Klug
QB - Ricky Stanzi

Told, how has Christian Ballard looked this offseason? Can we expect him to step up as a defensive leader in 2010 and become a difference maker in the Big Ten. Having two stud DL playing next to one another could spell trouble for Big Ten OL's and now you're saying that Karl Klug is another guy falling under the radar. Would you mind giving me a little insight on Klug as a player?

ToldLikeItIs
08-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Ballard could have a higher ceiling than Clayborn. He's up to about 303 now and still runs in the low 4.8 range. I think it would be fair to expect him to be a big contributor this year for our defense. With a huge year, at the right combine numbers, he could join Clayborn in the top 10 of next year's draft. I think he'll be an early 2nd rounder though.

Klug is 6'3 280 or so, runs in the high 4.6 range, and is quick as a cat. He came in as a 6'3 220 lb ** LB out of Minnesota, and has played himself up the charts ever since. He was the BTDOPY as a Sophomore, and last year as a starter ended up with 50 tackles, 5 sacks, and 8 deflected passes. He uses his hands exceptionally well. I compare him to current NFL player former Hawkeye Matt Roth. He'll definitely be one to watch this year.

Our defensive line should be something very special with these three and Binns.

P-L
08-14-2010, 02:35 PM
He wasn't even close to Warren's level for the bulk of the season. There's a lot of revisionist history going on with Warren. He went undrafted, yes, but he was a very good corner for UM last year.
Maybe I went too far when I said "much of" but there was a stretch where I do believe Woolfolk was our best corner.

Sniper
08-14-2010, 03:11 PM
Maybe I went too far when I said "much of" but there was a stretch where I do believe Woolfolk was our best corner.

It may be close, but I still believe Warren had a better year. Plus, Warren drew the opponent's best WR.

Day One Pick
08-15-2010, 07:15 AM
Pitt Panthers

Jabaal Sheard, DE/OLB

Greg Williams, OLB (Junior)

Dom DeCicco, S


Also, not draft eligible in 2011 Ray Graham, RB (Soph.)

katnip
08-15-2010, 10:26 AM
None of them are under the radar except DVD and he certainly hasn't lived up to the hype.

I do agree with etk on Berry, Regis, and Ojomo. I think all 3 of them will make a name for themselves this season.

Oh, ok. I was gonna mention Berry. But Coop had that nasty knee injury. Rehabing well I think, but still.

phlysac
08-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Greg Williams, OLB (Junior)


As much as I love Williams, it'sscary to think he may lose his starting job to Tristan Roberts.