100 Once in a decade prospect
95-99 Elite talent
90-95 Solid top 10 pick
85-90 Solid first round pick
80-85 Late 1st-early 2nd
75-80 Solid 2nd round pick
70-75 Solid 3rd round pick
65-70 3rd-4th round pick
60-65 4th-5th round pick
55-60 5th round pick
50-55 6th round pick
45-50 7th round pick
40-45 Undrafted, invite to training camp
30-40 Career practice squader
20-30 No NFL future
0-20 No football future
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126. RLB/DE Jason Worilds (Virginia Tech) 64
4/9/10: I rarely care when a player runs a faster 40 at his Pro Day than his Combine, but Worilds’ 4.47 makes me take notice. He ran a very solid 4.61 at his Combine, but a 4.47 at 6-1 254 puts him on a completely different level. He didn’t do much last year, but he has experience playing rush linebacker and has amazing athleticism. His athleticism is right behind that of Jason Pierre Paul and Sergio Kindle and his production was only slightly less than either of there’s. He could sneak into the 2nd round, but, like Kindle and JPP, I have him ranked lower than he could go because I like to see a player actually produce on the college level before I use a pick in the first 3 rounds on him.
Very athletic, but lacked the production to match last year with only 4 sacks, though he did have 8 sacks in 2008. He has upside and the athleticism to play rush linebacker, but he’s a project and he could be a nickel rusher as well.
127. QB/WR Zac Robinson (Oklahoma State) 64
1/30/10: Though he still may ultimately end up at wide receiver, Robinson showed he can throw by throwing for 175 yards on 12-21, with one touchdown and one pick. He showed a much stronger arm than he did in Oklahoma State’s offense this year, which was centered around the short pass. He really looked like the 3rd round prospect he was last year before going into this season without his top two receivers from 2008 and struggling. He really showed what he can do with a good supporting cast.
Really struggled this year compared to last year, but that’s understandable as he was without his top two receivers from 2008, Brandon Pettigrew (NFL), and Dez Bryant (suspension). I don’t think he’s a quarterback at the next level, though he may prove me wrong. He’s probably better off as a wildcat or a wide receiver at the next level, a la Josh Cribbs, but he could surprise some people and turn into a decent signal caller as well.
128. CB Trevard Lindley (Kentucky) 64
3/2/10: Only benched 9 reps of 225 pounds and had a 4.53 40 at 5-11 183, but he was one of the worst cornerbacks in the cornerback drills. He has really disappointed in this draft preseason and has fallen from one of my favorite underrated prospects, to a 4th or 5th round guy
1/27/10: Whether it be his injuries that are still plaguing him or whatever, this is not the same guy we saw at Kentucky in 2007 and 2008. He looked like a stick figure at his weigh in and was 2 inches shorter than what he was listed at in college and he really has looked out matched by almost every wide receiver he has faced this week and has had a really hard time breaking out of the jam at the line of scrimmage, which is not a surprise because of his extreme lack of bulk.
He was one of my favorite cornerbacks in 2008 and could have been a 1st round pick, but then he got hurt this season and was never the same. His shutdown skills were strongly lacking this year and his athleticism is pretty bad. He’s very skinny and pretty slow and has looked really bad in everything he has done in this draft Pre-Season, but I still see some upside in him. I still see some of the player I loved in him so this is a wishful 4th round grade.
129. OT Sam Young (Notre Dame) 64
1/27/10: After measuring in at 305 pounds, 25 less than he was listed, and a very low number for someone trying to make a name for himself as a mauling right tackle, Young has been really bad in practice. His coaches have been yelling at him all week and he’s just not getting the memo.
He should have declared last year and could have been a 1st round pick as a left tackle. However, this year, he was really exposed at the left tackle position for Notre Dame as part of one of the worst offensive lines in the country. He could still be drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round as a big run blocking right tackle because of his athleticism and his run blocking skills. He has good upside.
130. G Sergio Render (Virginia Tech) 64
A former elite guard prospect who falls back quite a bit this year after struggling a bit. He’s still worth a mid round prospect because he’s a great athlete who uses his hands well, but his leverage needs work.
131. John Skelton (Fordham) 63
3/15/10: Having never gotten the chance to see him play at Fordham, getting to watch Skelton throw at his Combine was pretty impressive. I have heard the hype around him, but was conservative in my grading of him, a small school kid, until I actually say what he had. The only thing he appeared to struggle with was deep accuracy, but he has a huge arm and showed nice touch and footwork on his short throws.
Didn’t have a high level of competition at Fordham, but he had good tape, good production, and a cannon for an arm, drawing premature comparisons to Joe Flacco. At 6-6 250, he probably has one of the 3 strongest arms in the draft class, but I am a bit skeptic about his touch and reads. He’s a project with some massive upside.
132. WR Jordan Shipley (Texas) 63
2/28/10: Again, maybe another guy who has having a bad day, but a 4.57 hurts his stock until he proves himself to be faster than that at his pro day. This is a guy who needs to be fast at the next level to succeed.
He’s a fairly boring prospect, a what you see is what get type player, with good solid hands, but lacking athleticism and no major upside. He’s already 24, but he’s also already one of the most accomplished receivers in college football and he proved with his strong game in the BCS Championship that he could do it without Colt McCoy. He should be a good slot guy at the next level, but he lacked good speed at the combine which is a bit concerning.
133. RB Ben Tate (Auburn) 63
2/28/10: Quietly had a very impressive day with a 4.45 40 at 5-11 220, along with a 40.5 inch vertical, a 10 foot 4 inch broad jump and a position leading 26 reps of 225 pounds. He’s always had the athleticism, but he’s been plagued by inconsistencies in the past so it’ll be interesting to see if he puts it together at the next level because if he does, he’s going to be a good player.
He has the athletic tools, size and speed, to be a good running back and finally had an impressive statistical season this year, but he has a history of inconsistency, even this year and scouts hate players who are inconsistent. He’ll probably get drafted with a mid round pick but I don’t see much of anything special in him.
134. DE/3-4 DE CJ Wilson (East Carolina) 63
3/1/10: A very underrated left end prospect, but a 4.75 40 at 290 will get him noticed, as will 32 reps on the bench press. He could be looking at the 4th round after some slow defensive end times today.
A very athletic left end, with 15 sacks over the last two years and the size to play on the line in both a 4-3 and a 3-4 scheme. He’s a bit of a project, but I love his upside with his athleticism and I think he can be a starting left end in the NFL in a few years.
135. CB Crezdon Butler (Clemson) 63
3/2/10: A very impressive 4.41 at 6-0 191, plus he did well in his positional drills, which I find to be the most important thing from him as a late round prospect.
A fairly standard cornerback who should be a good depth guy at the next level, but he’s pretty skinny and doesn’t do anything extremely well. He’s a solid pick.
136. RLB/DE Koa Misi (Utah) 63
1/27/10: Believe it or not, Misi played defensive end at Utah. You wouldn’t know it from looking at him play linebacker this week in Mobile. He has shown great fluidity in pass coverage and looked like a natural linebacker. He’s also making a lot of nice hits. That definitely helps his stock as he doesn’t have the size to play in the trenches in the NFL.
He’s an undersized defensive end with a strong motor to make up for it, but he looked like a natural outside linebacker playing that position in the Senior Bowl. He’s a risk because he has to play rush linebacker, a position he didn’t play in college, but I love his motor and I think he could be a solid rush linebacker in the future.
137. TE Garrett Graham (Wisconsin) 63
2/25/10: He’s still on the small side but weighing in at 243 is a lot better than the 234 he weighed in at the combine.
1/30/10: He had a few nice catches, including a touchdown that got wiped away by a penalty, but overall it was a bad week for him. First he weighed in at 234 pounds and then showed himself to be small on the field by not being able to block anything. He is the worst run blocker of any tight end that played in this game and I’m not sure he has a position at the next level.
1/26/10: Very skinny for his position.
At 6-4 238 its clear he needs to bulk up a little before he can be a legitimate NFL tight end, but he has very refined fundamentals for his size. He would be a perfect fit, assuming he bulks up, to be the receiving tight end in a west coast offense. He reminds me a lot of Travis Beckum, the former Wisconsin tight end who was drafted in the late 3rd round last year despite being undersized at 6-3 239. Graham could be looking at the same range if not a little lower because he didn’t quite as productive of a year as Beckum, mostly because he played in Beckum’s shadow most of the time.
138. OT Selvish Capers (West Virginia) 63
2/25/10: He did a good job putting on more bulk, going from 294 at the end of the season to 303 at his Senior Bowl to 308 now, but after benching 225 pounds a mere 19 times, questions about his ability to be a dominant physical tackle in the draft are still there. He also looked bad in the Senior Bowl game so his stock appears to be dropping pretty fast right now.
1/30/10: As bad as Ed Wang was, Capers might have actually been worse. He couldn’t block anything. Once the defender took out his hands, he couldn’t do anything. He let Koa Misi run straight past him, as if he didn’t even notice him, on one play that resulted in a Tim Tebow fumble. He has great athleticism at 6-5 304 with long arms and a 4.9 40, but he’s not a starting caliber offensive tackle at the next level. He seems destined to be a Raider.
1/26/10: Listed at 290 so weighing in at 304 helps. Long arms also suggest there is room to bulk.
Al Davis could fall in love with Capers and draft him in the 2nd round. He’s 6-6 290, but is projected to run a low 4.9 40. Though that doesn’t actually mean much for a tackle, it does show his athleticism. He’s very raw, but if he puts on 10 pounds, he’d be a great fit for a zone blocking scheme. He has experience in West Virginia’s run heavy offense so if he bulks up enough, he could be a solid run blocker in the NFL, in addition to being good against speed rushers. He could be a nice swing tackle, capable of playing both left and right tackle, in a zone blocking scheme.
139. C Matt Tennant (Boston College) 63
Undersized at 285 pounds, but that’s actually okay for the center position. His technique and durability are great and his snaps are flawless. He could get drafted in the early 4th round because of need for the position. He’s the best pure zone blocking center in the draft class because of his agility and technique.
140. DT Geno Atkins (Georgia) 62
3/1/10: On a day of surprisingly fast 40 times for defensive tackles, it would take a lot to get noticed. A 4.75 at 293 pounds with 34 reps on the bench press will do that.
1/30/10: He’s an undersized defensive tackle who hasn’t been good since his sophomore year, but he did make a few nice hustle plays to break up the play in the backfield and actually ran down a running back from behind at one point, something very few defensive tackles can do.
Showed himself as one of the more athletic defensive tackles in the combine and he showed his pass rushing skills as a defensive tackle in the Senior Bowl. He didn’t do much at Georgia over the last two years which is why I am not considering him a 3rd rounder yet. I wouldn’t do that based on purely his Draft Pre-Season, but he did have 7 sacks as a sophomore in 2007. He lacks elite size at 6-1 293 and I don’t think he can play 3-4 end because of his lack of height
141. S TJ Ward (Oregon) 62
A very tough run stopper and a huge hitter, but at his smaller size, I’m not sure how that will translate to the NFL. He struggles in coverage and doesn’t have good coverage speed. He’ll be a solid depth safety at the next level.
142. QB/RB Jarrett Brown (West Virginia) 61
2/28/10: 40 times don’t matter a ton to quarterbacks, but a 4.54 will get you noticed, especially when you’re someone who may have to play another position at the NFL level. He’s a project, but he has upside at multiple positions including quarterback and running back.
1/30/10: He didn’t have the best game overall, but he showed a lot of potential and physical tools. He’s an excellent athlete and has a running back’s frame, as shown in his weigh in, but he also showed a very good strong arm in the game. He really struggled with his touch and his footwork is very poor, he missed a wide open guy downfield because his feet weren’t set when he threw it, but overall, I like his upside a lot more now that I did before this week, when I saw him as a wildcat only.
1/26/10: Very athletic frame, measurables suggest a move to running back is possible. That’s good because he wasn’t going to make it as a quarterback in the NFL.
He’s certainly a project, but he has upside at two positions. He has the athleticism to play running back, but he also has a strong arm to play quarterback. His mechanics are an issue and he doesn’t have a lot of experience playing the quarterback position and even last year he struggled at times, but the upside is there.
143. OT Tony Washington (Abilene Christian) 61
Another athletic small school tackle with good long arms and a proven track record of success at a small school level. He looked good at the combine and could take advantage of a weak left tackle class to get himself drafted in the 3rd.
144. RB James Starks (Buffalo) 61
2/28/10: He lost his 2009 season due to a shoulder injury, but before that he had two straight season of 1000 yards, 3000 career yards, and 53 catches in 2008. He looked very healthy today running a very impressive 4.48 at 6-2 218. He’s a big back that runs well and can catch passes and reminds me a lot of a Tim Hightower type guy.
He has some questions to answer after his shoulder injury, but he was a very productive back before the injury, with good hands for his size. He reminds me of a Tim Hightower type 3rd down back.
145. CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (IUPUI) 61
4/9/10: First of all, how did his parents name him, hit random keys on a keyboard (or typewriter, considering his birth date)? Second of all, there’s an Indiana in Pennsylvania? What? All that aside, AOA is a very athletic cornerback with good speed and amazing kick returning ability. His 4.31 40 time, a major improvement over his 4.43 from the Combine, shows more of that amazing speed we were expecting from him. He could get drafted in the 4th on upside and he’s certainly one of the more intriguing small school mid round prospects. He averaged 29.7 yards per return on kick returns last year and 12.5 yards per return on punt returns. He also scored 5 special team touchdowns.
Could be a decent nickel corner with his speed and good hands, but if he’s drafted, it’ll be as a kick returner first and a depth cornerback second. He scored 5 special teams touchdowns last year and ranked among the best in the league in both kick and punt return yards. He had 8 picks in 2008 though, but only 2 last year.
146. QB Sean Canfield (Oregon State) 61
1/30/10: I was expecting him to show himself as a legitimate quarterback prospect in this game, as he has experience in a pro style offense, and I think he has a stronger arm than most quarterbacks in this game, but he didn’t look great in limited action, throwing an end zone pick to Taylor Mays. He did have one nice 31 yard completion to in state rival Ed Dickson, the Oregon tight end, but overall, he was disappointing and I may be rethinking his late 3rd/early 4th round grade.
All the physical tools, but none of the production in college for the most part. He had one good year as a starter, this year, but he’s very smart, very accurate, and has the frame to become a strong thrower. He reminds me a lot of Trent Edwards coming out of school, a guy who could be drafted based on upside alone despite the fact that he didn’t have the greatest college career. Canfield could be looking at the 3rd round range as Edwards was, possibly lower because this draft class is better at quarterback than 2007’s.
147. NT Edom Udofia (Stanford) 61
Injuries have plagued him at Stanford, but he’s been a hot commodity since he stepped on campus making the Freshman All-American team in 2006 despite not playing full time. He has a great combination of size and moves and would fit a 3-4 defense perfectly at 320 pounds, but unless he can capitalize on his upside and beat the injuries, he’s nothing more than a reserve nose tackle at the next level. However, with so many teams desperate for nose tackles, but could get drafted a lot earlier than he should.
148. RB LeGarrette Blount (Oregon) 60
1/30/10: He probably had the most to prove in Mobile this week, after the incident in which he punched an opposing player earlier this season, but he flashes a lot of what made him an NFL prospect in the first place. He ran with great pad level at 245 pounds and also made nice plays in the open field. He scored once on a very nice 14 yard run, on which he leaped through a defender from about the 4 yard line to get into the end zone, and he almost scored again on a play in which he dragged pretty much the entire South’s defense from about the 5 yard to almost the goal line, setting up a 1 yard quarterback sneak on the next play. The character concerns are clearly there, but he is a load to take down in the open field and he moves well and runs with great pad level for someone of his size. He is, at the very least, a goal line back at the next level if he can control himself on and off the field.
Blount is a big back who plays with a low pad level, but after punching an opposing player last season and getting suspended, he certainly has some questions to answer, but I think, at the very least, that he’ll be a solid goal line back, which teams always need.
149. OLB/MLB Kavell Conner (Clemson) 60
A very athletic linebacker who can play multiple positions and, at the very least, can be a solid depth linebacker. I could see him starting as a strong side guy as well.
150. QB Max Hall (BYU) 60
Statistically great with 32 touchdowns to 13 picks this year, but at 6-1 200 he lacks NFL size, and I really didn’t see anything resembling an NFL arm when I watched him this year. He’s smart, but the physical tools aren’t quite there. He’ll be a solid backup.
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