Monday, May 2, 2011

2012 TOP 101 DRAFT PROSPECTS- very early

2011's draft is over, but we have an early look at 2012 for you .This is just off the top of my head/notes. The order means little this early accept for Andrew Luck, but these are the 2011 draft eligible players that impressed me the most while I was watching film on previous draft classes , and some others that have shown the potential for greatness. We are certainly going to forget some good players . Others will come out of relative obscurity to have great years , but we thought you would all like a preview of 2012. We are going to set our Tivo's to watch as many games of theirs as we can. If your wondering why Janoris Jenkins isn't on this list it's because he is likely to go in the supplemental draft very soon. It's 103 because well the the top 100 is a nice round number + 1 for God + for football + 1 for family.

1. ANDREW LUCK- QB- STANFORD.
2. MATT BARKLEY-QB-USC
3. MATT KALIL-OT-USC
4. JUSTIN BLACKMON-WR-OK. ST.
5. NICK FOLES-QB-AZ
6. RYAN BROYLES-WR-OKLA
7. MATT REYNOLDS-OT-BYU
8. QUINTON COPLES-DE-NC
9. CLIFF HARRIS-CB-ORE
10. DRE KILPATRICK-CB-ALA
11. JARED CRICK-DT- NEB
12. JONATHAN MARTIN-OT-STAN
13. DONT'A HIGHTOWER-LB-ALA
14. KENNY TATE-S-MD
15. ALSHON JEFFERY-WR-S. CAR
16. TRENT RICHARDSON-RB-ALA
17. ALFONZO DENNARD-CB-NEB
18. VINCE BROWN-DE- N. WESTERN
19. JEREL WORTHY-DT- MICH ST.
20. MIKE BREWSTER-C- OHIO ST.
21. DONTE PAIGE-MOSS-LB-NC
22. LANDRY JONES-QB-OKLA
23. BRANDON WEEDEN-QB-OKLA ST.
24. BRANDON JENKINS-DE-FLA ST.
25. CHRIS OWUSA- WR- STANFORD
26. LAMICHEAL JAMES-RB- ORE
27. MARK BARRON-S-ALA
28. MICHAEL FLOYD-WR-N DAME
29. KIRK COUSINS-QB-MICH ST.
30. CHASE MINNIFIELD-CB- VA
31. BRANDEN BLODEN- OLE MISS
32. COURTNEY UPSHAW-LB-ALA
33. ZACH BROWN-LB-N. CAR
34. RILEY REIFF-OT-IOWA
35. CYRUS GRAY- RB- TEX A&M
36. JEFF DEMPS-RB- FLA
37. VONTAZE BURFICT- LB- AZ ST.
38. RAY RAY ARMSTRONG -S MIA
39. STEPHON GILMORE- CB- S CAR
40. MIKE ADAMS- OT- OHIO ST.
41. MARCUS FORSTON-DT MIA
42. TERRELLE PRYOR- OHIO ST.
43. JEFF FULLER- WR- TEX A&M
44. KNILE DAVIS -RB - ARK
45. JURON CRINER- WR- AZ
46. GREG CHILDS- WR- ARK
47. DEVIN TAYLOR- DE/OLB- S CAR
48. LEVY ADCOCK- OT- OKLA ST.
49. ANDRE BRANCH- DE- CLEM
50. MIKE RYAN- OT- UCONN
51. MANTI TE'O - LB - N DAME
52. BOBBY MASSIE- OT- OLE MISS
53. JAYRON HOSLEY- CB- VA TECH
54. OMAR BOLDEN - CB AZ ST.
55. TRAVIS LEWIS- LB - OKLA
56. GEORGE BRYAN- TE- NC ST.
57. CORDY GLENN- G- GA
58. VINNY CURRY-DE- MARSHALL
59. CAM JOHNSON- DE- VA
60. MOHAMED SANU- WR- RUTG
61. BAKER STEINKUHLER- DT- NEB
62. KELECHI OSEMELE - OT- IOWA ST.
63. TYDREKE POWELL-DT- NC
64. BILLY WINN- DT BOISE ST.
65. GENO SMITH- QB- W VA
66. MICHAEL EGNEW - TE- MISS
67. COREY BROOMFIELD- CB- MISS ST.
68. ERIK HIGHSMITH- WR- NC
69.KENDALL REYES-DT- UCONN
70. BRUCE IRVIN- DE/OLB-W VA
71. TYLER WILSON- QB- ARK
72. GREG REID- CB- FLA ST.
73. RYAN LINDLEY-QB- SDSU
74. DAN HERRON- OHIO ST.
75. NATE POTTER- OT- BOISE ST.
76. DANNY TREVATHAN- LB- KY
77. CHRIS GALLIPPO - LB- USC
78. BRANDON LINDSEY- DE- PITT
79. JOHN SIMON- DT- OHIO ST.
80. MONTORI HUGHES- DT- TENN
81. XAVIER NIXON- OT- FLA
82. DOUG MARTIN - RB - BOISE ST.
83. RICKY WAGNER- OT- WISC
84. ISAIAH PEAD -RB- CINC
85. TYLER LOVE - OT- ALA
86. RYAN TANNEHILL- QB- TEX A&M
87. ALLEN D'WAYNE- TE- CLEM
88. ANDREW DATKO- OT- FLA ST.
89. BRANDON WASHINGTON- G- MIA
90. COBY FLEENER- TE- STAN
91. JAMARKUS MCFARLAND-DT- OKLA
92. JOSH CHAPMAN- DT- ALA
93. DAVID PAULSON- TE- ORE
94. DAVID DECASTRO- OG- STAN
95. CODY JOHNSON-FB- TEX
96. KHEESTON RANDALL- DT- TEX
97. CASEY HAYWARD- CB- VANDY
98. EDDIE WHITLEY- S- VA TECH.
99. CHRIS POLK- RB- WASH
100. BARRET JONES- G- ALA
101. LUKE KUECHLY - LB- BC
102. KEENAN ROBINSON-LB TEX
103. ORSON CHARLES- TE- GA



Sunday, May 1, 2011

2011 NFL DRAFT BEST AVAILABLE AFTER DRAFT IS DONE

Drafts done but some good players are still searching for their chance in the NFL. With no CBA as yet these guys can't sign with teams till the lockout is lifted or a new deal is done.So here they are along with the ranking we had for them.




112. Joe Lefeged-S-RUTG-NFL COMP- Brandon Meriweather-NE-KR- team leader on the field with no off the field troubles. Excels at special teams and can return kicks. Good instincts and reads in coverage. Not as consistently physical in run support as you would like. If he played nastier with more consistency he would be a second round pick.

118. Kendrick Burney-CB/FS-KY-NFL COMP-Brandon Flowers-KC- Smaller and slower than we'd like, but still a very productive player in college . Hard nosed player and technique and instincts are sound. Physical and wiling tackler in run support. Cover 2 corner only and that lack of scheme versatility drops him down a lot. Would be a productive starter in that scheme though , especially in a Tampa 2. With his football IQ and ball skills he could play some FS as well .

120. Ian William's-DT-N.DAME-NFL COMP- Aubrayo Franklin-SF-A stout run stuffer that would translate best as 3-4 NT. Can take on the double team if he sees it coming but doesn't separate or make many plays near him. Good motor everywhere but tires easily. Not much but a bull rush as a pass rusher and mostly just a 2 down player

132. Justin Boren-C/G-OHIO ST.-NFL COMP- David Bass-SF- A better football player than athlete. Physical player who plays to the whistle. Quick in the short areas but is top heavy and needs to play with better balance. Good in a phone booth but not a big help downfield despite the effort he makes to do so. Aware in pass pro and has a strong punch and anchor , but short arms and lack of side step to mirror well. Can probably play center and both guard spots.

139. Jerrard Tarrant-S- G. TECH-NFL COMP- Akwasi Owusa-Ansah-DALL- Could be considered a character concern due to a highly publicized off the field incident he was later cleared of. Highly athletic former CB with only 1 year at S but he has elite playmaking ability , and can take it to the house when the balls in his hands. Raw in all areas . Aggressive against the run but his technique is sloppy almost everywhere.

149. Wesley Saunders-TE- S. CAR- NFL COMP- Jeremy Stevens- RET.-All the talent to be a 3 down star TE in the NFL , but a lot of character issues and lack of effort could see him go undrafted. On the field he's a 3nd round pick with 1rst round potential, but his past will hurt him come draft day. Needs to go to a team with a strong locker room to mentor him to justify a 5th round pick.

155. Derick Locke-RB-KY-NFL COMP-Leon Washington-SEA- Blazing speed and can take it to the house. Ankle breaker who can make people miss but he looks to break it outside even when it's not there. Undersized and lacks the frame and hard-nosed running style to be more than a complimentary back . Strong in pass pro for his size and can take a swing pass a long way . Still learning the finer points of RB, but he could be a star as a KR as well.

156. Henry Hynoski-FB-PITT-Huge fullback prospect that makes his block but doesn't blow up people they way you would expect from a 260 lb.man. If he played lower with more knee bend and exploded his hips better on contact he would be a declete machine. Eliminates his man from the play and keeps his feet moving consistently to the whistle. Can pass block as well and is a decent receiver out of the backfield but isn't fast enough to make big plays after the catch. Bruising short yardage runner with surprising vision and patience.

160. *Mark Herzlich-LB-BC- NFL Comp- Barrett Rudd-TB- If not for cancer the previous year he would have been a top 20 pick this season . He was the most fluid instinctive coverage LB I had seen in years and was above average in most areas as well. Doesn't look all the way back yet based on last seasons film, but he still made some big plays last season . Definitely not as fast or sudden as he was yet but he's worth the risk this late, as he was one of the few guys who could play the middle in a Tampa 2 at a high level before the disease struck. At least a nickel LB and special teamer early on, and can play ILB or OLB depending on scheme.

161. Will Hill-S- FLA-NFL COMP-Sean Jones-TB-Surprise entry for the draft who really should have went back to school to improve his draft stock. Good Special teamer. Highly talented, but wildly inconsistent. Better athlete than football player. Benched and criticized by coaches last year. Technique is shoddy in most areas and he tries too often to make highlight plays instead of making sure he makes the actual play .

 

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