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QUARTERBACK

CHRIS
BOB
1 Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville
1 Jake Locker Tennessee
2 Jake Locker Tennessee
2 Blaine Gabbert Jacksonville
3 Colin Kaepernick San Francisco
3 Ryan Mallett New England
4 Christian Ponder Minnesota
4 Andy Dalton Cincinnati
5 Cam Newton Carolina
5 Christian Ponder Minnesota
6 Andy Dalton Cincinnati
6 Cam Newton Carolina
7 Ryan Mallett New England
7 Colin Kaepernick San Francisco
8 Ricky Stanzi Kansas City
8 Tyrod Taylor Baltimore
9 Tyrod Taylor Baltimore
9 Ricky Stanzi Kansas City
10 Greg McElroy NY Jets
10 Greg McElroy NY Jets
11 T.J. Yates Houston
11 Nathan Enderle Chicago
12 Nathan Enderle Chicago
12 T.J. Yates Houston

RUNNING BACK

CHRIS
BOB
1 Daniel Thomas Miami
1 Mark Ingram New Orleans
2 Mark Ingram New Orleans
2 Ryan Williams Arizona
3 Delone Carter Indianapolis
3 Daniel Thomas Miami
4 Roy Helu Washington
4 Kendall Hunter San Francisco
5 Shane Vereen New England
5 Delone Carter Indianapolis
6 Ryan Williams Arizona
6 Shane Vereen New England
7 Demarco Murray Dallas
7 Roy Helu Washington
8 Mikel Leshoure Detroit
8 Mikel Leshoure Detroit
9 Da’Rel Scott NY Giants
9 Taiwan Jones Oakland
10 Alexander Green Green Bay
10 Alexander Green Green Bay
11 Stevan Ridley New England
11 Da’Rel Scott NY Giants
12 Jacquizz Rodgers Atlanta
12 Jordan Todman San Diego
13 Kendall Hunter San Francisco
13 Demarco Murray Dallas
14 Anthony Allen Baltimore
14 Allen Bradford Tampa Bay
15 Taiwan Jones Oakland
15 Charles Clay Miami
16 Bilal Powell NY Jets
16 Bilal Powell NY Jets
17 Jordan Todman San Diego
17 Evan Royster Washington
18 Charles Clay Miami
18 Baron Batch Pittsburgh
19 Baron Batch Pittsburgh
19 Stevan Ridley New England
20 Allen Bradford Tampa Bay
20 Jacquizz Rodgers Atlanta
21 Owen Marecic Cleveland
21 Johnny White Buffalo
22 Evan Royster Washington
22 Anthony Sherman Arizona
23 Jamie Harper Tennessee
23 Owen Marecic Cleveland
24 Jay Finley Cincinnati
24 Stanley Havili Philadelphia
25 Stanley Havili Philadelphia
25 Shaun Chapas Dallas
26 Dion Lewis Philadelphia
26 Dion Lewis Philadelphia
27 Johnny White Buffalo
27 Jamie Harper Tennessee
28 Shaun Chapas Dallas
28 Anthony Allen Baltimore
29 Anthony Sherman Arizona
29 Shane Bannon Kansas City

WIDE RECEIVER

CHRIS
BOB
1 A.J. Green Cincinnati
1 A.J. Green Cincinnati
2 Greg Little Cleveland
2 Greg Little Cleveland
3 Julio Jones Atlanta
3 Leonard Hankerson Washington
4 Titus Young Detroit
4 Gregory Salas St. Louis
5 Leonard Hankerson Washington
5 Julio Jones Atlanta
6 Gregory Salas St. Louis
6 Titus Young Detroit
7 Jonathan Baldwin Kansas City
7 Austin Pettis St. Louis
8 Vincent Brown San Diego
8 Randall Cobb Green Bay
9 Randall Cobb Green Bay
9 Jonathan Baldwin Kansas City
10 Austin Pettis St. Louis
10 Torrey Smith Baltimore
11 Cecil Shorts Jacksonville
11 Vincent Brown San Diego
12 Torrey Smith Baltimore
12 Cecil Shorts Jacksonville
13 Edmond Gates Miami
13 Edmond Gates Miami
14 Aldrick Robinson Washington
14 Jerrel Jernigan NY Giants
15 Jerrel Jernigan NY Giants
15 Ronald Johnson San Francisco
16 Jeremy Kerley NY Jets
16 Niles Paul Washington
17 Tandon Doss Baltimore
17 Tandon Doss Baltimore
18 Ryan Whalen Cincinnati
18 Kealoha Pilares Carolina
19 Kris Durham Seattle
19 Jeremy Kerley NY Jets
20 Ronald Johnson San Francisco
20 Denarius Moore Oakland
21 Denarius Moore Oakland
21 Ryan Whalen Cincinnati
22 Niles Paul Washington
22 Dwayne Harris Dallas
23 Demarco Sampson Arizona
23 Kris Durham Seattle
24 David Ausberry Oakland
24 Aldrick Robinson Washington
25 Dwayne Harris Dallas
25 Stephen Burton Minnesota
26 Scotty McKnight NY Jets
26 David Ausberry Oakland
27 Stephen Burton Minnesota
27 Demarco Sampson Arizona
28 Kealoha Pilares Carolina
28 Scotty McKnight NY Jets

TIGHT END

CHRIS
BOB
1 Jordan Cameron Cleveland
1 Lance Kendricks St. Louis
2 Lance Kendricks St. Louis
2 Robert Housler Arizona
3 Robert Housler Arizona
3 Jordan Cameron Cleveland
4 Julius Thomas Denver
4 Julius Thomas Denver
5 Luke Stocker Tampa Bay
5 Luke Stocker Tampa Bay
6 Kyle Rudolph Minnesota
6 D.J. Williams Green Bay
7 D.J. Williams Green Bay
7 Kyle Rudolph Minnesota
8 Virgil Green Denver
8 Charles Clay Miami
9 Richard Gordon Oakland
9 Virgil Green Denver
10 Daniel Hardy Tampa Bay
10 Richard Gordon Oakland
11 Lee Smith New England
11 Daniel Hardy Tampa Bay


May 3rd, 2011

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General Manager – Buddy Nix 2009-present (10-22)

CEO – Russ Brandon 2009-present (GM 2008 7-9)

OVERALL – 17-31

A once proud organization, the Buffalo Bills have fallen into mediocrity as of late. Their highlight in the last 10 years was the Drew Bledsoe era in which the team went 8-8, 6-10 & 9-7. The team has struggled to find consistency mainly because after they reached (and traded up) to draft JP Losman in 2004 they have been very gun-shy to draft a quarterback.

The thing that has really killed the Bills is inconsistency on draft day. Nix & Brandon have built an average offensive line that should get better in the last 3 drafts (Demetrius Bell LT 2008 7th round, Eric Wood RG 2009 1st round & Andy Levitre LG 2009 2nd round). Outside of that, it’s hard to find much to get excited about, but I’ll try. The team drafted Steve Johnson in the 7th round in 2008 and he greatly exceeded the wide receiver they selected in the 2nd round of 2008 James Hardy. To be fair, the Bills weren’t the only team to be intoxicated by a 6’6 WR who ran a 4.47 40. Just the same, the questions surrounding Hardy’s work ethic were present even before he was drafted. The team also acquired Jairus Byrd who has turned into an excellent safety, nickle cornerback Leodis McKelvin and dime corner Reggie Corner. The problem with McKelvin is that I’m sure the team expected much more when they spent a 1st round pick on him in 2008.

Onto the grim part of our assessment, the 2010 draft at this point can only be seen as an unmitigated disaster. Starting off with CJ Spiller when the team already had Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch. Even if the team hadn’t been switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4 this was a questionable pick. We keep on mentioning it, but we need to really drive it home. When a team switches from a 4-3 to a 3-4 or vice versa a radical overhaul of defensive personnel is oftentimes needed.  You could use your entire draft board and still not plus all of the holes. So when the Bills seemingly switched back to a 4-3 halfway through the season, we were not surprised.

Spiller was a large disappointment and yet, he was still the teams best player from the 2010 class BY FAR. Torell Troup, Alex Carrington, Marcus Easley, Ed Wang, Arthur Moats, Danny Batten, Levi Brown and Kyle Calloway all gave the team next to nothing last year (though we can thank Arthur Moats for ridding us of Brett Favre). We are going to have to revisit this draft in the coming years, but this may be one of the weakest drafts we’ve measured over the last 10 years. The 2009 & 2008 drafts only fared slightly better.

The Bills need a spark, some had projected them to take Tim Tebow last year, but experts decried this as a massive reach. The sad thing is that Tebow would have been a much better alternative to CJ Spiller.

It would appear the Bills are locked into Von Miller at #3 overall and would appear to be going QB in round 2. If the Quarterback they draft in round 2 does not have a strong arm, stay far far away. The wind in Buffalo can wreak havoc on a weak armed QB. For now, it’s hard not to like Miller regardless of where he goes, but the current Bills administration does not have a fantastic track record with their 1st round picks. CJ Spiller, Aaron Maybin & Leodis McKelvin have all been disappointments compared to the value that could have been had with the Bills drafting in a high position in round one, so it might not to be wise to rank Miller as the #1 rookie IDP if he’s in a Bills uniform next year.

We’ll keep you appraised of any potential Steve Johnson’s that the Bills get in the 2011 draft, but for now things do not look good for the future fantasy prospects of the Bills.

The one sleeper that we can try to get excited about is WR Marcus Easley from UConn, we liked him coming into this year, but coming off a serious knee injury, Easley may not get to show off his skills until late in this season or the 2012 season.

April 24th, 2011

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Player Position Height Weight School Bob Chris Remark
Blaine Gabbert QB 6’43/8″ 234 Missouri 1 4 Has the arm strength, accuracy and accuracy to deserve a top rating.  Appreciate the throws he makes on the move. Dynasty Value QB – super attitude and work ethic, a leader
Ryan Mallett QB 6’6¾” 253 Arkansas 2 5 Right next to Mr. Gabbert, arm is there, touch and accuracy above average, will need better coaching to reach potential, needs development. Requires patience and a organization that knows how to compete.
Cam Newton QB 6’5″ 248 Auburn 3 1 His athleticism and arm performance is what is looked for in a franchise QB, needs careful development to become  a teams go to guy.  Will he work hard enough?
Christian Ponder QB 6’2″ 229 Florida State 4 6 The QB with Pro Style experience, reads defenses in a snap, makes the right decisions, played hurt, good arm , proved a point he is ready to play. Several teams will rate him higher because he is a true battler.
Jake Locker QB 6’2½” 231 Washington 5 7 A top athlete, has all the physical traits desired, moves great, seems to do best when a play breaks down and stops thinking, needs work on the mental game during plays.  Watch the team that drafts him to ensure the QB and Training staff Is an effective , proven group.
Colin Kaepernick QB 6’45/8″ 233 Nevada 6 2 A big boom – bust pick, with right staff could be a star, arm strength is there, has showed mental toughness, now has to show same vs. NFL defenses, more raw than talked about but extremely coachable.
Andy Dalton QB 6’2″ 215 TCU 7 3 He pressed a lot in college trying to make a plays when they were not there,  a deep threat QB,  has to get comfy running an NFL offense  vs. the wild and crazy spread he ran effectively in college, he will go higher than most talk about because of his mental approach to the game, will fight for wins.
Greg McElroy QB 6’17/8″ 220 Alabama 9 9 His field awareness, smarts in the huddle and film room are strengths have him as a solid prospect, needs to prove he can improve arm strength, very mature, proven winner.
Nathan Enderle QB 6’41/8″ 240 Idaho 10a Very accurate on intermediate routes,  very sart , nice arc on touch passes, fade routes,  great size, attacks the defense in the right spot, will need a good coaching staff
Ricky Stanzi QB 6’43/8″ 223 Iowa 10 10 Fast Delivery,  improving his pocket awareness,  once he does not recognize the defense his accuracy suffers, Size is what you want,  smooth delivery
Adam Froman QB 6’5″ 219 Louisville 8 60% completion passer, arm strength and accuracy places him high,  ability to read defenses is strong, on the move up boards,  some durability concerns,  in play decision making way above average, his touch drop passes over receivers shoulders into their hands are very accurate.
Mike Hartline QB 6’5″ 207 Kentucky 11 HAS THE SIZE AND PHYSICL TOOLS THAT WILL PUT HIM ON A TEAM, HAS OFF FIELD ISSUES AND NEEDS TO WORK HARDER AT GAME – WILL LIKLEY MAKE IT
Jerrod Johnson QB 6’51/8″ 251 Texas A&M 12 2009 YEAR WAS NICE, 2010 WAS A DISASTER,  ATHLETIC, GOOD PASSER, ACCURACY AND FOOTWORK LACKING
Scott Tolzien QB 6’2″ 209 Wisconsin 13 GAME MANGER, ACCURATE, GOOD PLAY AWARENESS, NEEDS TO GET STRONGER
Tyrod Taylor QB 6’0¾” 216 Virginia Tech 14 GREAT ATHLETE, AWESOME ATTITUDE,  BIG PLAY MAKER IN RIGHT SYSTEM – MAYBE NOT A QB
Pat Devlin QB 6’33/8″ 225 Delaware 15 8 ABOVE AVERAGE ABILITY TO DROP BALL IN THE RIGHT PLACE, NEEDS WORKS ON CONSISTENCY FOR PASS ACCURACY ON INTERMEDIATE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD THROWS,  CAN READ DEFENSES AND ADJSUT
T.J. Yates QB 6’35/8″ 221 North Carolina 16
Josh Portis QB 6’27/8″ 211 17
Taylor Potts QB 6’4″ 220 Texas Tech 18
Ryan Colburn QB 6’3″ 218 Fresno State 19
Ben Chappell QB 6’1″ 238 Indiana 20
Mark Ingram RB 5’91/8″ 215 Alabama 1 1 VISION , BALNCE, STRENGTH, PROTECTS HIS QB, 3 DOWN BACK , EASILY TOP PROSPECT
Demarco Murray RB 5’115/8″ 213 Oklahoma 6 2 GAME BREAKER, RECEIVER HANDS, UNDERSTANDS PASS PROTECTIOM, SOME DURABILITY CONCERNS
Shane Vereen RB 5’87/8″ 203 California 11 3 VERY GOOD RECEIVER OUT OF THE BACKFIELD, GREAT FIT FOR ZONE BLOCKING TEAM, GETS THRU TRAFFIC QUICKLY
T Jones RB 8 4 SPEED AND WIGGLE OFF THE CHARTS. HAS SUPERB FELL FOR OPEN LANES, ELECTRIC, WILL BE OVERDRAFTED IN FANTASY LEAGUES
Kendall Hunter RB 5’7¼” 199 Oklahoma State 9 5 RUNS THRU TACKLES, FINDS A HOLE AND GETS TO IT,  GOOD PLASS BLOCKING , LITTLE RECEIVING EXPERIENCE
Daniel Thomas RB 6’0¼” 230 Kansas State 5 6 VERY VERSATILE, WILL NOT GO DOWN ON FIRST CONTACT, RUNS ROUTES LIKE A POLISHED RECEIVER, MOVING UP
Delone Carter RB 5’85/8″ 225 Syracuse 4 7 HARD RUNNER WITH LEGS TO MOVE TACKLERS, GREAT FIELD VISION, NEEDS TO DEVELOP SOME MOVES
Roy Helu RB 5’11½” 219 Nebraska 7 8 EYES ANTIPATE TACKLERS AND HAS ABOVE AVERAGE ABILITY TO MAKE HTEM MISS, RAW, TALENTED, COACHABLE
Ryan Williams RB 5’93/8″ 212 Virginia Tech 2 9 VERY GOOD PASS PROTECTOR, GREAT ROUTE RUNNER, CAN BREAK LONG RUNS, CAN MAKE FOLKS MISS, NEEDS TO STAY HEALTHY
Mikel Leshoure RB 5’115/8″ 227 Illinois 3 10 DRIVES TO A HOLE, DRIVES THRU THE HOLE, NEEDS TO DEVELOP PASS PROTECTING SKILLS AND PASS CATCHING SKILLS, WILL LIMIT HIS USE IN YEAR 1 AND 2
Jordan Todman RB 5’87/8″ 203 Connecticut 10 SIZE LIMITING HIM, GREAT FOR A ROLE IN A 3RD DOWN PASS CATCHING BACK
Dion Lewis RB 5’65/8″ 193 Pittsburgh 12 SHOULDER INJURY COST HIM A LOT OF TOUCHES AND PRODUCTION IN 2010, HARD RUNNER,  NEEDS TO DEVELOP PLAY INTINCTS
Derrick Locke RB 5’8¼” 188 Kentucky 13 FAST , POLISHED RECEIVNG THREAT, LIKLEY WILL LINE UP IN SLOT AND NOT AS A RB
Jacquizz Rodgers RB 5’57/8″ 196 Oregon State 14 SIZE IS A BIG DRAWBACK, EXCELLENT IN THE OPEN FIELD, GREAT HANDS
Da’Rel Scott RB 5’11” 211 Maryland 15 WILL FIND A HOME AS A COMPLIMENTARY BACK, NICE HANDS, GOOD BLOCKING, WORKS HARD,
Bilal Powell RB 5’10½” 207 Louisville 16 BREAKS TACKLES,  GOOD ON FIELD VISION, ONE YEAR WONDER SO FAR,   STRONG, WILL FIND A HOME
Graig Cooper RB 5’10” 205 Miami (FL) 17 CAME BACK FORM KNEE INJURY IN 2010 NEEDS ANOTHER YEAR, VERY NICE SLEEPER DRAFT HIM IN DEEP DYNASTYS
John Clay RB 6’0½” 230 Wisconsin 18 POWER BACK WITH GOOD SIZE, GOOD ATTITUDE, NEEDS TO GET STRONGER
Johnny White RB 5’97/8″ 209 North Carolina 19
Vailala Taua RB 5’9½” 213 Nevada 20 PERFORMED HIS JOB, NICE ALL AROUND PLAYER, GRREAT WORK ETHIC, A COMPACT PLAYER – “RICE LIKE” !!
A.J. Green WR 6’35/8″ 211 Georgia 1 1 AWESOME ATHLETE WITH BALL SKILLS THAT NO ONE CAN TOUCH –  MAKES THE CATCH AS LONG AS THE BALL IS CLOSE –  CAN GET OFF LINE CLEAN,  BECAME A GOOD BLOCKER IN 2010 –  NEEDS SOME WORK  IN RUNNING CRISP ROUTES,  WILL BE AN IMPACT IN YEAR 1
Julio Jones WR 6’2¾” 220 Alabama 2 2 YAC VERY TOUGH AS HE IS SO PHYSICAL,  WILL PROVIDE A BUMP UP IN PERFORMANCE TO ANY RUNNING GAME – EXCELLENT BLOCKER –  RB AND QB WIL BE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE
Leonard Hankerson WR 6’1½” 209 Miami (FL) 4 3 I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM RIGHT AWAY  – WILL BE A FANTASY STUD IN RIGHT SYSTEM – STRONG – A MAULING FIGHT FOR SPACE AND BALL GUY – PERFORMED WITH ISSUES AT QB  WILL NEED TO LEARN TO BEAT NFL CALIBER JAMS
Titus Young WR 5’113/8″ 174 Boise State 6 4 FOR TEAMS LOOKING FOR THE BIG PLAY GUY – QUICK – NOT JUST FAST –  WILL NEED TO WORK ON JAMS – WATCH AND U WILL THINK SLOT ALL DAY – NEEDS TO WORK HARDER  – HIS SPEED AND SKILS CARRIED HIM TO THIS POINT NOT HIS HARD WORK
Jonathan Baldwin WR 6’43/8″ 228 Pittsburgh 3 5 SUPERB ATHLETE – DOMINATING BLOCKER, OUTMUSCLES COVERAGE AT LINE AND WHEN BALL NEAR IN AIR – COMES DOWN WITH BALL, THE GAP BETWEEN HIM AND THE TOP GUYS WILL NARROW IN 2-3 YEARS
Edmund Gates WR 5’11¾” 192 Abilene Christian 5 6 SPEED GUY – GREAT ALL AROUND ATHLETE –  BASKETBALL PLAYER – MORE OF A DRAFT AND SAY WOW IN 2 YEARS GUY  –
Torrey Smith WR 6’07/8″ 204 Maryland 8 7 HE IS THE DEEP THREAT A LOT OF TEAMS NEED WITH KILLER OVER THE TOP SPEED   GREAT WORK ATTITUDE – FIGHTS FOR BALL – GETS CLEAN AWAY AT LOS
Greg Little WR 6’2½” 231 North Carolina 10 8 WAS A RB, YAC SPECIALIST,FIGHTS FOR AND GETS THE BALL,SUSPENDED IN 2010, ATTITUDE PLAYER  WHO WANTS THE BALL, A PERSONALITY TRAIT THAT GETS YOU YARDS IN NFL
Jerrel Jernigan WR 5’87/8″ 185 Troy 11 9 SLOT RECVR WHO WILL BE COVETED, BEATS JAM AND GTS AWAY CLEAN, ROOM TO IMPROVE ON ROUTE RUNNING, EXPECT TO SEE A LOT OF TIME AS A ROOKIE
Gregory Salas WR 6’11/8″ 210 Hawaii 7 10 PURE PASS CATCHER –  POLISHED ROUTE RUNNER –  TRAFFIC FIGHTER –  #2 VERY GOOD ROLE – SLOT – GOOD BLOCKER
Austin Pettis WR 6’25/8″ 209 Boise State 9 TOUGH PLAYER, KNOWS THE GAME , RED ZONE PERFORMER, GREAT HANDS, ROOM FOR DEVELOPMENT
Tandon Doss WR 6’2″ 201 Indiana 12 GREAT CUT BACK RUNNER AFTER THE CATCH, FRAME YET TO FILL OUT, 6’3″ – CATCH AND RUN GUY
Niles Paul WR 6’07/8″ 224 Nebraska 13 VERY GOOD AT BEATING JAM,  VERY EXPERIENCE ROUTE RUNNER, BETTER SECOND GEAR, HAS HAD SOME OFF FIELD ISSUES DROPPING HIM, SOME SUPRISING DROPS,  HAS SOME NICE OPEN FIELD MOVES
Randall Cobb WR 5’10¼” 191 Kentucky 14 RECVR. RETURNER, PASSER, GREAT CHARACTER GUY. VERY GOOD ROUTES,  GOOD BLOCKER, VERY TOUGH & EDGY PLAYER
Vincent Brown WR 5’11” 184 San Diego State 15 NICE UPSIDE, TOUGH PLAYER WHO KNOWS HOW TO GET OPEN, AVOID BIG HITS AND CATCH IN TRAFFIC
Dwayne Harris WR 5’103/8″ 203 East Carolina 16 COVERTED QB, ALL AROUND ATHLETE, HANDS, AND ABILITY TO FIND OPEN SEAMS , RAW WITH NICE UPSIDE WITH GOOD POSTION COACH
Jeremy Kerley WR 5’9½” 189 TCU 17 IN 3 YEARS DON’T BE SURPRISED IF HE IS RANKED WITH TOP 3 – PROVIDED THE RIGHT TEAM AND COACH GET HIM, SMALL BUT A SLOT MONSTOR IN THE MAKING,  GREAT MOVES ON TIMED PASSES, NEEDS TRAINIGN TO GET FASTER AND STRONGER
Ricardo Lockette WR 6’21/8″ 211 Fort Valley State 17
Denarius Moore WR 5’115/8″ 194 Tennessee 18 THE TURNOVER AT COACHING (3 IN 3 YEARS) SLOWED HIM DOWN,  ADD POOR QB PLAY,  GOOD AT HIS ROUTES,  NEEDS WEIGHT TRAINING TO BUILD BODY,  NCE HANDS AND GREAT FIELD AWARENESS
Cecil Shorts WR 5’11¾” 205 Mount Union 19
Terrence Toliver WR 6’3½” 212 LSU 19 GOOD SPEED, GREAT HANDS,  BUT OCCASIONLY A LOSS OF CONCENTRATION AND SOME BAD DROPS,  CAN RUN DEEP OR THE INTERMEDIATE ROUTES,  WATCH OIF A STRONG PROVEN WR COACH GETS HIM – DECENT FRANCHIE UPSIDE
Darvin Adams WR 6’21/8″ 190 Auburn 20 LIKE KERLEY IN 2-3 YEARS YOU COULD FIND HIM IN THE TOP 7 OF THIS GROUP, HAS THE ATTRIBUTE NEEDS THE HARD WORK AND TRAINING TO BRING OUT HIS SKILLS,  NEEDS WEIGHT TRAINING, GREAT MOVES TO GET OPEN, GRET BALL FIGHTING KILLS,
Dane Sanzenbacher WR 5’113/8″ 182 Ohio State 21
Ronald Johnson WR 5’11¼” 199 USC 22
Ryan Whalen WR 6’11/8″ 202 Stanford 23
Mark Dell WR 6’0¼” 193 Michigan State 24
Detron Lewis WR 5’11” 211 Texas Tech 25
Jeffrey Maehl WR 6’07/8″ 190 Oregon 26
Lester Jean WR 6’3″ 215 Florida Atlantic 27
Terrance Turner WR 6’1¾” 220 Indiana 28
Armon Binns WR 6’3″ 209 Cincinnati 29
DeAndre Brown WR 6’55/8″ 233 Southern Miss 30
Tori Gurley WR 6’41/8″ 216 South Carolina 31
Andre Holmes WR 6’43/8″ 210 Hillsdale 32
Keith Smith WR 6’2½” 224 Purdue 33
Stephen Burton WR 6’13/8″ 221 West Texas A&M 34
Jimmy Young WR 6’0″ 204 TCU 35
Orenthal Murdock WR 5’10½” 197 Fort Hays State 36
Joseph Morgan WR 6’0½” 189 Walsh 37
Jamar Newsome WR 6’0½” 200 UCF 38
Jockee Sanders WR 5’61/8″ 181 West Virginia 39
Owen Spencer WR 6’17/8″ 195 North Carolina State 40
Marshall Williams WR 6’0¾” 188 Wake Forest 39
Jarvis Williams WR 6’3½” 218 North Carolina State 40
Kyle Rudolph TE 6’61/8″ 259 Notre Dame 1 1 RECEIVER HANDS AND RUNS SMOOTH ROUTES,  KNOWS HOW TO FIND HOLE IN COVERAGE,  HAMSTRING INJURY AS JR WAS BAD,
Virgil Green TE 6’33/8″ 249 Nevada 2 6 CONVERTED WR,  VERY RAW TALENT WITH ROOM TO IMPROVE, HIS ATHLETICISM IS EYE CATCHING BUT HE NEEDS A GOOD FIT  IN COACHING
D.J Williams TE 6’21/8″ 245 Arkansas 3 4 VERY SOFT HANDS A RECEIVER FIRST –  VERY GOOD BLOCKER, MIGHT BE A FULL TIME H-BACK GETTING A LOT OF LOOKS
Luke Stocker TE 6’4¾” 258 Tennessee 4 5 6-5, BIG TARGET – STRONG, TOUGH BLOCKER, NEEDS TO WORK HARD, ,WILL GOBBLE UP YARDAGE ONCE IN THE FREE
Julius Thomas TE 6’45/8″ 246 Portland State 5 3 4 YEARS AT PORTLAND STATE AS A BASKETBALL PLAYER, THEN A WALK ON TO THE FOOTBALL TEAM, EAST WEST SHRINE  GAME CAST THE LIGHT ON HIM, CAN CATCH ALMOST BLIND, NEEDS  A PATIENT TEAM AND MUST LEARN TO BLOCK
Robert Housler TE 6’53/8″ 248 Florida Atlantic 6 10 VERY QUICK OFF THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, SIZE IS FOR AN NFL RECEIVING TE, SPEED IS ABOVE AVERAGE, HIS HANDS ARE SO GOOD HE COULD BE THE THIRD TE CALLED
Lance Kendricks TE 6’27/8″ 243 Wisconsin 7 2 GREAT SOFT HANDS, EFFORTLESSLY FINDS OPEN SPOTS IN COVERAGE, DECENT CHIP BLOCKER,  LIKLEY A TE WHO WILL ALWAYS LINE UP WIDE , HENCE IF DRAFTED BY AN OFFENSE UTILIZE THE TE GRAB HIM
Jordan Cameron TE 6’5¼” 254 USC 8 8 ANOTHER CONVERTED BASKETBALL PLAYER, PLAYED WR AND TE IN COLLEGE, CAN CREATE SPACE BETWEEN HIMSELF AND COVERAGE, NICE SPEED,  UN KNOWN HOW GOOD AND STRONG HE CAN BECOME AS ONLY PLAYED ONE YEAR, ONCE HE BULKS UP SHOULD BE A GOOD BLOCKER
Weslye Saunders TE 6’51/8″ 270 South Carolina 8 7 DRAFT INELIGIBLE – A KEY FREE AGENT SIGNING – ALL AROUND TE – BEAST OF A BLOCKER AND CAN CATCH
Lee Smith TE 6’5¾” 266 Marshall 9 9 A GOOD YAC RECEVIER, VERY GOOD HANDS,  SPENT A LOT OF TIME LINED UP WIDE, VERY CAPABLE OF BEATING THE JAM,  NEEDS TO IMPROVE RAW ROUTE RUNNING,
Cameron Graham TE 6’31/8″ 244 Louisville 10 A VERY CAPABLE ROUTE RUNNER ACROSS THE MIDDLE, BLOCKING AND DEFEATING THE JAM  IMPROVED IN 2010, HAS TO LEARN HOW GET HIMSELF CLEAR FROM DEFENDER.
Schuylar Oordt TE 6’5¾” 261 Northern Iowa 11 TERRIBLE BLOCKER, OK – THROW HIM THE BALL, NICE HANDS
Charlie Gantt TE 6’4″ 252 Michigan State 12 RECEIVING AND BLOCKING SKILLS, NEEDS SPEED AND STRENGHT
Kyle Adams TE 6’45/8″ 250 Purdue 13 GOOD HANDS AND POLISHED ROUTE RUNNER
Weslye Saunders TE 6’5″ 272 South Caroline 14 WILL NOT BE DRAFTED – IN ELEGIBELE BUT A KEY POST DRAFT FREE AGENT SIGNING, ALL AROUND TE
Joe Torchia TE 6’53/8″ 258 Virginia 15 GREAT TEAM LEADER, VERY GOOD BLOCKER, STEADY RECEIVER, NEEDS TO DEVELOP ATHLETICISM
Mike McNeill TE 6’3¾” 232 Nebraska 16 A SLOT – SPLIT WIDE TE – COULD CATCH IN WITH RIGHT SCHEME
Zack Pianalto TE 6’3¼” 256 North Carolina 17 BROKEN LEG ENDED HIS YEAR AFTER 6 GAMES – HAD 30 CATCHES
Allen Reisner TE 6’2¼” 248 Iowa 18 SHOULD BE HIGHER, GOOD COACHES WILL GET MORE OUT OF HIM
Preston Dial TE 6’21/8″ 238 Alabama 19 TEAM PLAYER, NEVER ASKED TO DEVELOP PASS CATCHING, GOOD DEVELOP
Andre Smith TE 6’4½” 269 Virginia Tech 20 ALL AROUND TE, GOOD BLOCKER, GOOD EFFORT, STUDENT OF THE GMAE

April 24th, 2011

Posted In: 2011 Draft, 2011 Draft Board, 2011 Rookie Pre-Draft Rankings, Dynasty

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Name Position Height Weight School APR
Da’Quan Bowers DE 6’33/8″ 280 Clemson 1
Aldon Smith DE 6’4¼” 263 Missouri 2
Robert Quinn DE 6’4″ 265 North Carolina 3
Ryan Kerrigan DE 6’37/8″ 267 Purdue 4
Adrian Clayborn DE 6’25/8″ 281 Iowa 5
J.J. Watt DE 6’53/8″ 290 Wisconsin 6
Muhammad Wilkerson DE 6’41/8″ 315 Temple 7
Cameron Jordan DE 6’41/8″ 287 California 8
Brooks Reed DE 6’2½” 263 Arizona 9
Jabaal Sheard DE 6’27/8″ 264 Pittsburgh 10
Sam Acho DE 6’15/8″ 262 Texas 11
Allen Bailey DE 6’3″ 285 Miami (FL) 12
Markus White DE 6’3½” 266 Florida State 13
Cameron Heyward DE 6’45/8″ 294 Ohio State 14
Ugo Chinasa DE 6’47/8″ 264 Oklahoma State 15
Greg Romeus DE 6’47/8″ 264 Pittsburgh 16
Ryan Winterswyk DE 6’41/8″ 268 Boise State 17
Karl Klug DE 6’3″ 275 Iowa 18
Rick Elmore DE 6’4½” 255 Arizona 19
Cheta Ozougwu DE 6’15/8″ 247 Rice 20
Von Miller OLB 6’25/8″ 237 Texas A&M 1
Akeem Ayers OLB 6’2½” 254 UCLA 2
Martez Wilson OLB 6’4″ 250 Illinois 3
Mason Foster OLB 6’1¼” 245 Washington 4
Bruce Carter OLB 6’1½” 241 North Carolina 5
Dontay Moch OLB 6’13/8″ 248 Nevada 6
Christopher Carter OLB 6’1½” 241 Fresno State 7
Justin Houston OLB 6’27/8″ 270 Georgia 8
Mark Herzlich OLB 6’4″ 244 Boston College 9
Jeremy Beal OLB 6’2¼” 262 Oklahoma 10
Jabara Williams OLB 6’2¼” 223 Stephen F. Austin 11
Douglas Hogue OLB 6’2½” 235 Syracuse 12
Brian Rolle OLB 5’95/8″ 229 Ohio State 13
Quentin Davie OLB 6’43/8″ 238 Northwestern 14
K.J. Wright OLB 6’33/8″ 246 Mississippi State 15
Scott Lutrus OLB 6’23/8″ 241 Connecticut 16
Ross Homan OLB 6’0¾” 240 Ohio State 17
Jonas Mouton OLB 6’1″ 239 Michigan 18
Lawrence Wilson OLB 6’07/8″ 229 Connecticut 19
Mario Addison OLB 6’25/8″ 245 Troy 20
Colin McCarthy ILB 6’13/8″ 238 Miami (FL) 1
Quan Sturdivant ILB 6’1″ 241 North Carolina 2
Akeem Dent ILB 6’1″ 242 Georgia 3
Casey Matthews ILB 6’07/8″ 231 Oregon 4
Nate Irving ILB 6’1″ 240 North Carolina State 5
Greg Jones ILB 6’01/8″ 242 Michigan State 6
Kelvin Sheppard ILB 6’17/8″ 250 LSU 7
Mike Mohamed ILB 6’3″ 239 California 8
Greg Lloyd ILB 6’11/8″ 246 Connecticut 9
Nicholas Bellore ILB 6’1″ 245 Central Michigan 10
Orie Lemon ILB 6’0¾” 242 Oklahoma State 11
Elijah Joseph ILB 6’1″ 243 Temple 12
Derrell Smith ILB 6’0″ 243 Syracuse 13
Jeff Tarpinian ILB 6’1¾” 237 Iowa 14
Chris White ILB 6’2¾” 240 Mississippi State 15
Alex Wujciak ILB 6’2½” 245 Maryland 16
Brian Duncan ILB 6’03/8″ 237 Texas Tech 17
Brad Jefferson ILB 6’1″ 241 Georgia Tech 18
Joshua Bynes ILB 6’13/8″ 239 Auburn 19
Kendall Smith ILB 6’0″ 233 Florida State 20
Marcell Dareus DT 6’31/8″ 319 Alabama 1
Nick Fairley DT 6’27/8″ 291 Auburn 2
Marvin Austin DT 6’15/8″ 309 North Carolina 3
Corey Liuget DT 6’21/8″ 298 Illinois 4
Christian Ballard DT 6’3¾” 283 Iowa 5
Stephen Paea DT 6’1¼” 303 Oregon State 6
Terrell McClain DT 6’15/8″ 297 South Florida 7
Phil Taylor DT 6’3¼” 334 Baylor 8
Jurrell Casey DT 6’05/8″ 300 USC 9
Jarvis Jenkins DT 6’4″ 310 Clemson 10
Sione Fua DT 6’1½” 308 Stanford 11
Cedric Thornton DT 6’31/8″ 309 Southern Arkansas 12
Martin Parker DT 6’21/8″ 303 Richmond 13
Drake Nevis DT 6’05/8″ 294 LSU 14
Kenrick Ellis DT 6’47/8″ 346 Hampton 15
Patrick Peterson CB 6’0¼” 219 LSU 1
Prince Amukamara CB 6’0″ 206 Nebraska 2
Brandon Burton CB 5’115/8″ 190 Utah 3
Ras-I Dowling CB 6’13/8″ 198 Virginia 4
Jimmy Smith CB 6’2¼” 211 Colorado 5
Aaron Williams CB 5’117/8″ 204 Texas 6
Marcus Gilchrist CB 5’10” 195 Clemson 7
Brandon Harris CB 5’9½” 191 Miami (FL) 8
Curtis Brown CB 5’115/8″ 185 Texas 9
Kendric Burney CB 5’93/8″ 186 North Carolina 10
Shareece Wright CB 5’107/8″ 185 USC 11
Johnny Patrick CB 5’105/8″ 191 Louisville 12
Curtis Marsh CB 6’0½” 197 Utah State 13
Davon House CB 6’0½” 200 New Mexico State 14
Chykie Brown CB 5’11¼” 190 Texas 15
Rashad Carmichael CB 5’10” 192 Virginia Tech 16
Brandon Hogan CB 5’10¼” 192 West Virginia 17
Chimdi Chekwa CB 5’11¾” 191 Ohio State 18
Cortez Allen CB 6’1¼” 197 Citadel 19
Chris L. Rucker CB 6’0½” 195 Michigan State 20
Rahim Moore S 5’11¾” 202 UCLA 1
Eric Hagg S 6’13/8″ 209 Nebraska 2
Quinton Carter S 6’05/8″ 208 Oklahoma 3
Will Hill S 6’0¾” 202 Florida 4
Robert Sands S 6’43/8″ 217 West Virginia 5
Ahmad Black S 5’9½” 184 Florida 6
Tyler Sash S 6’0″ 211 Iowa 7
Jaiquawn Jarrett S 5’117/8″ 198 Temple 8
Christopher Conte S 6’23/8″ 197 California 9
Eugene Clifford S 6’0½” 201 Tennessee State 10
Shiloh Keo S 5’11¼” 219 Idaho 11
DeAndre McDaniel S 6’01/8″ 217 Clemson 12
Deunta Williams S 6’1¾” 205 North Carolina 13
Jeron Johnson S 5’10¼” 212 Boise State 14
Jerrard Tarrant S 6’03/8″ 204 Georgia Tech 15
Da’Norris Searcy S 5’105/8″ 223 North Carolina 16
Nathan Williams S 6’0″ 211 Washington 17
Jermale Hines S 6’11/8″ 219 Ohio State 18
Joseph Lefeged S 5’115/8″ 210 Rutgers 19
Javes Lewis S 0 Oregon 20

April 24th, 2011

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Heisman Winner & Future Fantasy Production

Fantasy General Managers are preparing for drafts, at least in their heads, as we near the NFL draft.  This year a hot topic is the potential for Cam Newton to be a stud fantasy quarterback in the future. I have graded the Heisman winners since 1974 in a table below.  Winners were given a rating of HIT, OK, SO-SO or BUST.  I gave the winners from 2007 thru 2010 a To Be Decided (TBD) for now.

I strongly suggest you stay away from Cam Newton, but jump all over Mark Ingram –  pay the price to get him,  let me explain why.  There have been 16 Quarterback’s who won since 1974 and in my rating only Carson Palmer played as a franchise fantasy QB.  That is a 6.25% success rate, given that number alone you will find me steering very wide of Cam Newton.

If we move to the Running Back position, you will see that 16 players won the Heisman.  Looking at the 16 Running Backs who won, I gave  6  a grade as a hit, a 37.5% success rate.   Ring me up an Mark Ingram fan, not only do I like what we have seen in workouts, but the table supports his chances.  The Heisman is overdue to deliver a RB hit.

Position Heisman Winners Bob’s Fantasy Rating Year
QB Cam Newton TBD 2010
RB Mark Ingram TBD 2009
QB Sam Bradford TBD 2008
QB Tim Tebow TBD 2007
QB Troy Smith BUST 2006
RB Reggie Bush SO-SO 2005
QB Matt Leinhart BUST 2004
QB Jason White BUST 2003
QB Carson Palmer HIT 2002
QB Eric Crouch BUST 2001
QB Chris Wenke BUST 2000
RB Ron Dayne SO-SO 1999
RB Ricky Williams OK 1998
CB Charles Woodson HIT 1997
QB Danny Wuerffel BUST 1996
RB Eddie George HIT 1995
RB Rashann Salaam BUST 1994
QB Charlie Ward BUST 1993
QB Gina Torretta BUST 1992
WR Desmond Howard BUST 1991
QB Ty Detmer BUST 1990
QB Andre Ware BUST 1989
RB Barry Sanders HIT 1988
WR Tim Brown HIT 1987
QB Vinny Testeverde OK 1986
RB Bo Jackson OK 1985
QB Doug Flutie SOSO 1984
RB Mike Rozier BUST 1983
RB Hershal Walker HIT 1982
RB Marcus Allen HIT 1981
RB George Rogers OK 1980
RB Charles White BUST 1979
RB Billy Simms OK 1978
RB Earl Campell HIT 1977
RB Tony Dorsett HIT 1976
RB Archie Griffin BUST 1975
RB Archie Griffin BUST 1974

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March 26th, 2011

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Are you targeting a young NFL TE born in Goldsboro, North Carolina?  If you are, be prepared to spend an early pick to get him. I don’t think you will see a second year player with 29 receptions in his rookie campaign jump up draft boards like this kid will this year.

Let’s just put it out there, this is Antonio Gates’s fault. If Mr. Gates did not have games in which he blows up, we would not search every year to land the next clone. Jimmy Graham’s college career is a basketball career. He played basketball for Miami from 2005 thru 2009 on a scholarship, and double majored. He returned to Miami to attend graduate classes and played TE. He posted 17 receptions for 213 yards. He displayed all the athleticism needed to get a drafted in round three by the New Orleans Saints.

His 4.50 forty yard dash time, and his limited blocking ability, make him all the more attractive to perspective fantasy General Managers, he is a pass catching threat period.  So we all, well most of us, had him on our short list, particularly in dynasty leagues last year. Some General Managers dropped him during cuts, believing they could sneak him back aboard come July or August. Then the Saints let Jeremy Shockey go, and BAM! Jimmy’s stock began a new climb.

If you have some doubts or reservations, let me share some recent draft activity in the Jim Day Draftmaster Leagues.  In 11 newly drafted leagues here are the slots Mr. Graham was selected:

  • 6-11
  • 6-12
  • 8-6
  • 7-10
  • 7-7
  • 6-11
  • 6-10
  • 7-1
  • 7-7
  • 7-3
  • 6-12

So, my suggestion for draft day strategy, hype Jimmy Graham and get a General Manager  to select him early.  There are ample great value Tight Ends sliding late in off season mock drafts. Kellen Winslow, Owen Daniels, and Greg Olsen are all great picks later than Graham.  Additionally, last year disappointments Dustin Keller and Brent Celek should bounce back very strongly in 2011.

March 26th, 2011

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If you missed it earlier this week we covered the buy lows for the off-season. Here are players who we would look to sell while they’re hot.

Michael Vick QB PHI – If you’re in a dynasty or keeper league and Vick is on your roster, the chances are that you paid little no nothing for him and you now have the opportunity to get a premium value in return for him. Vick was fantastic this year, but still only he only managed to play 11 games. His style, his age and the Eagles weakness at o-line aren’t helping his chances to repeat his success next year. If you watched the Eagles play this year, Vick took some big hits and with his small frame, it’ll be tough for him to continue to take those kind of violent shots. Teams will now have an entire off-season to figure out how they will defend against Vick. The fact that this was by far Vick’s best season and his track record would indicate that it would probably be in your best interest to get as much as you can for him and help your team in other areas.

Ahmad Bradshaw RB NYG – Bradshaw’s contract is up and has had two ankle surgeries since the season ended. If you look at the numbers Bradshaw had a very good season, but although his scoring was great, he had fumbling issues and there were several times when the Giants coaching staff did not trust him to be on the field. There has been a lot of positive buzz coming out of the Giants camp for Danny Ware. Whether this is positioning for a contract negotiation or if the Giants genuinely like Ware remains to be seen, but for the fumbling issues alone, Bradshaw is risky going forward.

Dwayne Bowe WR KC – He was hurt in the playoffs and not targeted a single time, but that’s not why we’re recommending selling high on Bowe. He had a career year, but his schedule gets considerably tougher next year the Chiefs home opponents are Denver, Oakland, San Diego, Buffalo, Miami, Pittsburgh, Green Bay & Minnesota. On the road they’ll see Denver, Oakland, San Diego, New England, New York (Jets), Indianapolis, Chicago & Detroit. Bowe has the talent to have a good year with this schedule, but it will be a very tough task to repeat his success of this year. The other factor here is our trust level with Matt Cassell being able to succeed against these opponents. Kansas City will have to find a much better WR2 or Dexter McCluster will really have to step up in order for Bowe to meet expectations in the coming season.

Ben Watson TE CLE – This is more of a commentary on the strength entire TE position. Dallas Clark would be a player I would say to sell, but his value isn’t all that high right now. Watson just had a good season, but has been inconsistent throughout his career. If the drop fairy visits him, as it did several times in New England, the Browns will loose trust in him. We can also only hope that the Browns will seriously address the weapons that Colt McCoy has at his disposal for 2011.

Dwight Freeney DL IND – In big play leagues Freeney has been consistently good (save for 2006 and 2007), but his tackle numbers have been horrendous during that stretch. His career high in tackles came in his rookie year with 41 and he has not eclipsed 29 tackles in the last 5 years. Good IDP defensive ends at least supply their owners with some tackles in weeks when they can’t get to the quarterback to give us at least some kind of scoring, but Freeney has never shown the capacity to be able to do that. He is a big name that can fetch you a good price who is overvalued as a fantasy player. He is yet another example of a guy who is a much better NFL player than he is a fantasy football player.

Brian Urlacher LB CHI – Another player who’s name may fetch you more value than what he is worth. Urlacher had his highest tackle output of the last 4 years and will be 33 at the beginning of next year. You always want to sell on a player a year too early rather than a year to late and Urlacher is a good example of that. The Bears number 1 priority this off-season is too improve their offensive line, if they succeed in doing so, this may actually hurt Urlacher’s numbers. If the offensive line improves than it will result in longer more sustained drives for the Bears keeping Urlacher on the sidelines.

Donte Whitner S BUF – Defensive backs are perhaps the most fickle position in the league. Whitner had 140 tackles last year after only having 57 in 2009 and 61 in 2008. If the Bills defense improves even a little bit, then running backs won’t be breaking into the secondary nearly as much and Whitner’s tackle numbers will return to earth.

February 5th, 2011

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After watching the tape of the East West Shrine game several times, the thing that was most apparent was how poor the play of the quarterbacks was. Of course, the offensive line wasn’t exactly doing them any favors. Whether is was the superior ability of the defensive line or the ability of the offensive line itself the skill position players had to really work for the yardage they got. Let’s take a look at what we came away with about a few players from the game.

Scott Tolzein QB Wisconsin – For an experienced QB from a good system, it was shocking to watch Tolzein hold onto the ball too long and being careless with it. In his defense his offensive line was getting annihilated by the east. It’s hard to imagine him being on a NFL roster for long if he looks anything like he did on Saturday.

Pat Devlin QB Delaware – Didn’t come away looking great. He waited too long on a few passes, he had to be disappointed in his showing after having some good buzz from his week of practice.

Delone Carter RB Syracuse – With Alex Green hogging all the buzz from the week of practice, Carter’s time to shine came on Saturday. He was not afraid to initiate contact and got faster as his runs progressed down the field. He did well avoiding losses with the play calling requiring him to run outside of the tackles. I would have loved to have seen what he could have done on a few runs up the middle. His huge legs give him an excellent base and leverage on defenders.

Evan Royster RB Penn State – After earning the wrath of the Penn State coaching staff for coming into the year overweight, Royster looked very thin. He danced a bit and ran side to side too much, but was efficient when given the ball. He will need to work on varying his speed and waiting for his blocks to be set up in order to succeed in the NFL.

Graig Cooper RB Miami – After coming off a knee injury in 2009, Cooper had a down year, but looked fast. He was perhaps most impressive on a 2 yard run when he was caught in the backfield, but made a great cutback and turned the run into positive yardage. He’s a late round prospect who may be undervalued due to the injury to keep an eye on.

Alex Green RB Hawaii – He ran hard and was widely praised, but people seem to be forgetting that he was credited with 2 fumbles. On the first play of the game he was stripped cleanly by Greggory Lloyd II and later had a bad exchange with the QB. Pass protection and fumble-itis can kill a promising rookie running back, we need to watch reports from whoever he lands with to ensure he’s working on his ball security.

Ryan Whalen WR Stanford – Coaches were raving about him during the week and he did not disappoint when it came to game time. He was negatively impacted by the poor QB play, but ran good routes and should have ended up with a lot more than the 3 catches he had. He looks like he could be a very nice slot WR in the right situation.

Marvin Austin DT North Carolina – Austin was the best player on the field. He was virtually unblockable and his quickness was unbelievable for a player with his size. He was sidelined for the entire 2010 season due to a NCAA suspension for taking a payment from an agent, but did not look rusty at all.

Justin Trattou DE/LB Florida – Trattou was constantly pressuring the West QBs and looked fast, but needs to transition to a 3-4 OLB due to his size. He is a late round prospect that needs to be monitored. If he is able to transition to OLB he could really help a teams pass rush.

Akeem Dent LB Georgia – Dent’s recognition and pursuit was excellent all day. He ruined several screens that the West team tried to fool him on. His instincts really made him stand apart from the opposition.

Dontay Moch OLB Nevada – Moch boasted that he once ran a 4.08 40 and looked very fast and was a matchup problem, but was exploited in the run game. He was a DE at Nevada and only weighs 229. If he hooks up with a team with a good strength and conditioning program he is an interesting sleeper to monitor and could end up being a nice pass rushing specialist. He did look solid a few times in coverage, but will need to continue to work on this area to be an every down player.

Shiloh Keo SS Idaho – Keo was flying around the ball and made a few plays, but what stood out was his attitude. He was as fired up about an all star game as you possibly could be. He really appeared to enjoy being in the thick of plays and was not afraid to take on blockers.

January 26th, 2011

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