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  • Mike Neal DT Purdue

    3 27.27%
  • Javier Arenas CB Alabama (KR)

    2 18.18%
  • Jermaine CunninghamDE Florida

    0 0%
  • Tony Moeaki TE Iowa

    0 0%
  • Darrell Stuckey DB Kansas

    0 0%
  • James Starks RB Buffalo

    3 27.27%
  • Jonathan Crompton QB Tennessee

    0 0%
  • Kyle Calloway OT Iowa

    1 9.09%
  • Trevard Lindley CB Kentucky

    0 0%
  • Zane Beadles OG Utah

    2 18.18%
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    Poll pick 5th round, Russell Okung OT, first pick Charles Brown OT , second
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    Mike Neal DT Purdue
    Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #14 DT, #155/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 5
    2009 Senior Bowl Invite/Add…2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: 12 GP; 11 GS; 18 Sol-33 TT, 10 TFL, 5.5 SK, 1 QBH; Ranked second on team with 5.5 sacks and third with 10.0 tackles for loss. 2007: 13 GP; 0 GS; 10 Sol-22 TT, 3.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 PBU; Played final three games with a torn labrum that required surgery after the season. Appeared in all 13 games … recorded 22 tackles (10 solo, 12 assists), including 3.5 for loss and 2.0 sacks, with one pass breakup … recorded sack at Toledo on Sept. 1 … had career-high five tackles (2 solo, 3 assists), including 1.5 for loss and 1.0 sack, vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26. 2006: 9 GP; 0 GS; 8 Sol-9 TT, 1 TFL, 1 PBU; Appeared in nine games as reserve. 2005: Did not play, underwent knee surgery. Personal: Father, Michael, played football at Weber State.
    03/19/10 - PRO DAY RESULTS: A pair of Purdue defenders got special attention at the Boilermakers’ pro day on March 12. DT Mike Neal was worked out by Browns defensive line coach Bryan Cox, and DB David Pender ran drills with a Seahawks defensive assistant. Neal chose to stay on his workout numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine and just did position drills. – Gil Brandt, NFL.com


    02/25/10 - 2010 NFL COMBINE, ALL-COMBINE SURPRISE TEAM: DT - Mike Neal, Purdue: Remember the old Bill Parcells NFL video, "This is why you lift all them weights..." ? Neal does. - Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com


    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings...2010&genpos=DT

    Javier Arenas CB Alabama (KR)

    Draft Scout Snapshot: DS Rating on 9/1/09: #9 CB, #68/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 3
    2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 14 GP; 14 GS; PR: 41-650-15.9-3 KR: 26-614-23.6-0; 44 Sol-63 TT, 3.5 TFL, 2 SK, 1 INT, 7 PBU, 4 QBH; Second-team All-SEC honoree at both cornerback and return specialist (SEC Coaches) by the Associated Press, SEC coaches, The Sporting News and Phil Steele … Arenas registered 63 tackles on the season at corner to rank fifth on the team … finished sixth nationally in average yards per punt return and second in the SEC … his 650 punt return yards led the nation and set an Alabama single-season record … his 41 punt returns were also the most nationally … had 87-, 80-yard and 73-yard punt returns for a touchdowns in 2008, which gave him the school record of six in his UA career … two-time SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and a four-time (two defense/two special teams) honoree by the Crimson Tide coaching staff … captured the President’s Award as a player who has shown perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success … also earned the team’s Special Teams Player of the Year Award. 2007: 12 GP; 1 GS; PR: 19-326-17.2-1 KR: 27-657-24.3-0; 13 Sol-20 TT, 2 TFL, 1 PBU; Starting return man and a back-up defensive back who saw action in 12 games, missing the Auburn game with an ankle injury … had 27 kickoff returns for 657 yards this season to rank second in the Tide single-season return charts in both categories … averaged 15.4 yards per punt return, also the second-best single-season mark in UA history … ranked second in the SEC and 12th nationally in average punt return yardage (15.4) … named SEC Special Teams Co-Player of the Week for his efforts against Ole Miss and LSU and named Alabama Special Teams Co-Player of the Week against Western Carolina, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee and LSU. 2006: 13 GP; 0 GS; PR: 31-286-9.2-2 KR: 18-344-19.1-0; In the PetroSun Independence Bowl against Oklahoma State, he returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown to break the record for the longest return in Alabama bowl history and Independence Bowl history. Played a total of 107 snaps on the season with a season-high 12 plays against Oklahoma State. Tabbed the Alabama Special Teams Player of the Week after returning a punt 65 yards against Florida International. Personal: cousin Gilbert Arenas, plays in the NBA with the Washington Wizards.
    03/19/10 - TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT CORNERBACKS: Javier Arenas, Alabama, 5-9, 197, 3: Arenas, well-known as a return artist for his prolific displays in high school, gained considerable attention as a cornerback the last couple of years. But concerns about his size and durability were underlined when he measured at 5-85/8 at the combine and was unable to complete the 40-yard dash because of a pulled hamstring. He still could not run at Alabama's pro day in early March. For his career, Arenas averaged 24.1 yards a kickoff return and 14.2 yards a punt return. His seven punt returns for touchdowns are a Southeastern Conference record. He is a cousin of Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com/CBS Sports/USA TODAY


    03/02/10 - Alabama cornerback Javier Arenas, who came into the NFL Scouting Combine hoping to enhance his draft stock after an All-American season, tweaked his right hamstring on his first 40-yard dash run and is out for the remainder of the drills. He pulled up as he crossed the finish line, and immediately went to the training table with a trainer just a few yards from the NFL.com/Live table. Arenas could not help from shaking his head repeatedly as he watched the other cornerbacks run their 40s, and dejectedly waited for the trainer to come back with a wrap for his ailing hamstring. After having the sleeve put around his upper right leg, he limped across the field to the benches on the other sideline and sat alone on the end of the bench. - Jason Feller, NFL.com


    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings...2010&genpos=CB

    Jermaine CunninghamDE Florida Height: 6-4 | Weight: 266 | College: Florida

    2. A first-year starter in 2007, Cunningham stunned the SEC with a breakout campaign, ranking third in the conference among defensive linemen with 64 tackles and posting 12 tackles for loss, including 6.5 sacks.
    Despite extra attention devoted to him and being limited by a hyper-extended knee, Cunningham registered similar numbers as a junior (52-10-6), earning AP second-team All-SEC honors. While it's alarming to scouts that Cunningham's overall tackles (34) slipped for the third consecutive year in 2009, his ability to make tackles behind the line of scrimmage (12-7) remains.
    It may not happen until the mid-rounds, but he'll get his chance to reverse the Florida trend of producing highly touted but thus far disappointing NFL pass rushers such as Derrick Harvey and Jarvis Moss).


    Analysis
    Pass rush: Good initial burst off the snap and can pressure the outside shoulder of offensive tackles. Good pop to push the tackle back and shows a good burst to redirect back inside. Good agility for the stunt. Good acceleration to close. Cerebral defender with the awareness to get his arms up in the passing lane if he can't get to the quarterback. Active hands to knock the ball from the quarterback's hands as he rushes.
    Run defense: Lacks the bulk and upper-body strength scouts prefer for defensive end. Shows good lateral agility to control the edge. Understands his role in containment. Moderate upper-body strength to lock out, but struggles to separate once engaged.
    Explosion: Flashes initial explosiveness off the snap as a pass rusher. Good initial explosiveness in his punch to the tackle to disengage from blocks. Only moderate explosiveness as a hitter, though he showed improvement as a junior with three forced fumbles in 2008.
    Strength: Inconsistent pad level to negate what is already marginal lower-body strength. Good initial pop to disengage, but lacks the strength to hold up if his first attempt fails. Can be driven off the line of scrimmage.
    Tackling: Rangy defender with long, strong arms he uses effectively for drag-down tackles. Plays on the balls of his feet and can break down in space. Secure wrap-up tackler, but shows only marginal explosiveness as a hitter. Developed a knack for knocking the ball loose as a junior due to active hands.
    Intangibles: Showed toughness as a junior playing through a hyper-extended knee to start all 14 games. Voted a team captain as a junior in 2008. Arrested in December 2007 for misdemeanor battery after an altercation with a sandwich store employee.
    NFL Comparison: Jarvis Moss, Broncos

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1114592

    Tony Moeaki TE Iowa
    02/17/10 - PRO POTENTIAL: TE Tony Moeaki - Never known for his blocking, but Moeaki's tremendous hands and speed will get him a look somewhere in the NFL. Elbow and ankle injuries hampered him throughout the season, but he still caught 30 passes and four touchdowns. He can be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.


    01/05/10 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: TE Tony Moeaki seemed to disappear from the offense at times, but could be a great weapon against a defense unfamiliar with his size and speed. Moeaki has great hands and can be a great weapon over the middle or in the red zone when matched against a linebacker.


    11/25/09 - 2009 ALL-BIG TEN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): TE Tony Moeaki, Iowa, has been selected First Team All-Big Ten for the 2009 college football season as voted on by the Big Ten coaches. - Iowa/Big Ten football

    http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings...2010&genpos=TE

    Darrell Stuckey DB Kansas
    Overview
    Stuckey's hard-hitting play and quickness earned him respect among league coaches (named honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2007 and 2009, first-team all-conference pick in 2008) and NFL scouts.
    Stuckey did not make as many big plays -- nor did the Jayhawks -- in 2009. He led the team with 93 tackles but managed only three passes defended, as opposed to racking up 98 tackles, five interceptions and seven pass breakups in 2008. As a junior in 2007, he began his ascension into the Big 12 elite talent by starting all 13 games, making 72 tackles and intercepting two passes with five pass breakups.
    The versatile Stuckey can line up in the slot, in the box (where he's best) and in the deep half. He has a chance to contribute quickly at the next level. And he's been a strong contributor on special teams, both as a secure tackler on return units and as a kickoff returner (25.6-yard average on 14 returns in 2009). His athleticism and determination make him a possible top-75 selection as a strong safety.


    Analysis
    Read & React: Reads the quarterback's eyes, anticipates underneath throws and has the range to get to deep throws. Strong enough to strip the ball from a receiver's hands to prevent completions. Reacts quickly and aggressively when coming up from the deep half or seeing the ball in trash.
    Man Coverage: Needs work staying with receivers in man coverage. Stays low in pedal, but is slow and choppy. Average height for a safety, and might struggle covering taller NFL tight ends man-to-man. Has enough arm length to reach across a receiver to knock a ball away without interfering.
    Zone Coverage: Attacks sideline patterns from the hash mark. Intimidator in the deep half who will throw a big shoulder or pound and wrap receivers over the middle. Uses his hands to avoid or get off tight end and lineman blocks in trash. Will make quarterbacks pay for bird-dogging or overthrowing receivers by reading the throw and making the tough catch. Loses the ball in his zone when playing in the second level.
    Closing/Recovery: Good closing speed to the ball, and accelerates into the receiver when playing deep. Takes the correct angle to make a play on the ball or prevent the big play after a catch. Has a good feel for the blitz, waits for an opening and comes downhill hard. Fast enough to recover if he takes a false step, but will miss tackles when he lowers his head.
    Run Support: Quickly fills holes against the run when used around the line of scrimmage. Flies through the line on stretch plays and around the tackle to get a hand on backs trying to find a lane. Usually around the pile to clean up tackles or push ballcarriers back to prevent the extra yard. Typically runs around blocks to the ball, but will throw his body into a lineman to stuff a gap.
    Tackling: Explosive tackler who will plant backs and receivers coming into his area. Attempts to strip the ball while wrapping up and will get his helmet on the ball. Not the biggest or strongest defender. Usually lowers his head when making open-field tackles. Somehow gets enough to bring ballcarriers down, but will also get run over and whiff against elusive NFL veterans.
    Intangibles: Excellent character and work ethic. Sets and leads the defense on the field and contributes to the community away from it. Will be a special teams leader on coverage and return units.


    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/567087

    James Starks RB Buffalo
    03/10/2010 - University of Buffalo running back James Starks is scheduled for a private workout with the Patriots on Friday. Starks touched on the workout on NFLDraftBible.com. A bigger back at 6-foot-1, 218 pounds, Starks is projected as a third-day draft choice (rounds 4-7). He attended the NFL combine last month after missing the entire 2009 season with a shoulder injury. A private workout doesn't necessarily indicate that a team is interested, but it is part of the pre-draft process of gathering information. The Patriots have Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, Laurence Maroney and BenJarvus Green-Ellis under contract at running back, and it's widely assumed that Kevin Faulk will return as well. Given the older makeup of the group, it wouldn't be surprising if the Patriots draft a running back this year and Starks will at least be a name to keep on the radar. - Mike Reiss, ESPN
    1. 03/04/2010 - Satisfied with his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, James Starks declined to give an encore Tuesday. The Niagara Falls native sat out during the standard drills portion of the University at Buffalo's pro day at the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse, though he did participate in position-specific drills for more than a dozen NFL scouts in attendance. Starks, UB's all-time leading rusher, had one of the best combine workouts among the 28 running backs invited to Indianapolis. According to NFL.com's unofficial results, Starks was one of only three runners to rank in the top 10 in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, and 20-yard shuttle. The others were Auburn's Ben Tate and Tennessee's Montario Hardesty. "I went out and gave my all and was rewarded with good times," Starks said Tuesday. "I was ready to go out there and compete with the best backs in the nation and show that I'm one of those guys." Starks did acknowledge that he expected a better time than 4.5 seconds in the 40. "I feel I could run faster," he said. "I always think I can do better, but I don't have any complaints about what happened at the combine." At 6-foot-2, Starks was the tallest running back at the combine. His weight of 218 pounds was right in the middle. "I'm a big back," he said. "That's going to be the new breed." - Jonah Bronstein, Niagara Gazette
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1123431

    Jonathan Crompton QB Tennessee
    1. With the arrival of Lane Kiffin as the Vols' head coach, Crompton showed that he had the lively arm to make all the throws required of an NFL quarterback.
    Despite a banner senior campaign during which Crompton revived an aerial game that ranked 107th in the nation in 2008 (145.83 yards per game) to 46th nationally in 2009 (226.31 ypg), the Vols' quarterback failed to secure an invitation to the NFL Combine. He used the 2010 Texas vs. Nation showcase to open more than a few eyes around the league, thrusting himself into serious consideration to be drafted.
    An organization willing to roll the dice and select Crompton might find the steal of the draft arriving at their training complex.
    After gaining just 1,387 yards passing during his first 22 games at Tennessee, he emerged in 2009, generating 2,800 aerial yards, the eighth-best season total in 2009. That season, he threw for 27 touchdowns. Just two other quarterbacks in the history of Tennessee football had more scoring strikes in a season.
    At Tuscola High School, Crompton earned Parade All-American honors and was the recipient of the "Army of One" Award while participating for East squad in the 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He also played for North Carolina in the 2004 Shrine Bowl. As a senior, he added Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 accolades. He was also a two-time Class 3A All-State and All-Western Carolina pick while twice being named All-Mountain Athletic Player of the Year.
    In his final season, Crompton passed for 2,423 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 801 yards and 17 scores. The three-year starting quarterback also threw for 2,323 yards and 23 touchdowns as junior, adding 2,011 yards and 22 touchdowns during his sophomore season. He also performed as a safety and punter as senior, recording 147 tackles and three interceptions along with a 44.6-yard punting average. In addition to his performance on the football field, he was a three-time All-Conference shortstop for the school's baseball team.
    Heavily recruited by Phil Fulmer, Crompton enrolled at Tennessee in 2005, spending that season redshirting on the scout team. He appeared in seven games in 2006, starting vs. Louisiana State for an injured Erik Ainge. He went on to gain 401 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions on 31-of-66 attempts (46.97%) for the Vols.
    Ainge held on to the starting quarterback position in 2007, relegating Crompton to seven games of reserve duty that year. He managed just 7-of-12 passes for 97 yards, one touch-down and two interceptions in that role.
    Expecting to be the starting quarterback in 2008, Crompton had to first beat out Nick Stephens for that assignment. There were questions about Crompton's development and work ethic last year, leading some to believe that possibly redshirt freshman B.J. Coleman was better suited for the starting job. But Crompton buckled down and earned the starting job coming out of August camp. However, he struggled with consistency as the offense floundered and was eventually replaced in the lineup, as Fulmer battled to salvage the season and preserve his job as head coach.
    Crompton played in eight games, starting six as a junior. A concussion and an ankle sprain vs. UCLA were obstacles. He finished with just 889 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions on 86-of-167 passes (51.5 percent), but averaged just 114.5 total yards per game, as the Vols ranked 115th among the 119 major college teams with an average of 268.75 yards per game in total offense.
    Fulmer was replaced by Lane Kiffin as head coach in 2009 and the new staff made a concerted effort to get Crompton's confidence back, spending the bulk of the off-season working on mechanical refinement. The changes were evident, as the senior connected on 224-of-384 passes (58.33%) for 2,800 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, starting all but the Auburn contest, as he was benched for ineffective play. That "reality check" proved effective, as the quarterback would throw for at least 200 yards in six of his next eight contests.


    Analysis
    Accuracy: Made significant improvements in this area as a senior, but remains highly inconsistent. Threw accurately to all levels at times as a senior, but struggled mightily with accuracy throughout his early career, including as a junior. Good timing and accuracy to hit the receiver in stride on the slant, dig and deep crossing routes. Good touch to place the ball between the linebacker and safety down the seam or on wheel routes. Good touch and accuracy for the dump-off routes to the back, allowing them to make the catch easily and head upfield.
    Arm Strength: Strong arm. Can make every NFL throw without extending his windup. Puts enough zip on his underneath throws to fit through the tight winds of an NFL defense, including placing the deep out from the opposite hash. Good trajectory on the deep ball. Ball comes down at an angle that is easy to track and catch, but doesn't hang in the air. If he struggles in the NFL, it won't be due to a lack of arm strength.
    Setup/Release: Efficient drop back from center and set up. Sells the play-action. Throws with good balance and steps into his passes. Compact windup and a quick release doesn't allow defenders much time to react. The ball comes out of his hand quickly and with good trajectory. Tight spirals that are easy for his receivers to track and catch.
    Reading Defense: At least some of the improvement he showed as a senior came with limiting the number of reads he was asked to make. Has developed a great deal in terms of poise and reading defenses, but still locks on to his primary target early in the route. Rarely looks off the safety. Too often trusts his arm-strength and accuracy and throws the ball into coverage. Became more willing to throw the ball away as the year went on. Good poise in the pocket. Willing to step up in the pocket and take the hit to complete the throw.
    On the Move: Among his most impressive traits. Good balance on the rollout. Keeps his eyes downfield and has the arm strength and accuracy to attack in the short and intermediate levels. Squares his shoulders and fires the ball with good trajectory and accuracy. Will occasionally throw back across his body, but has enough zip to fit balls in tight windows. Not a true threat as a scrambler, but can buy time and escape the pocket when necessary. Good size and strength for the quarterback sneak.
    Intangibles (On/off field leadership, competitive fire, work habits, off-field issues, intelligence, ability to play through pain)


    Career Notes
    Crompton started 19-of-35 games at Tennessee, completing 348-of-629 passes (55.33%) for 4,187 yards, 36 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, adding three touchdowns on 101 carries for losses totaling 16 yards … Generated 4,171 yards in total offense, the ninth-best career total by a Tennessee quarterback … His 4,187 aerial yards placed seventh on the school all-time record list, as his 348 pass completions and 629 pass attempts both rank sixth on the Vols' career chart … Gained 2,748 yards in total offense in 2009, the ninth-best season total in school history … His 384 pass attempts in 2009 rank fourth on the Tennessee annual record charts behind Erik Ainge (519 in 2007), Peyton Manning (477 in 1997) and Casey Clausen (412 in 2003) … His 224 pass completions in 2009 rank ninth on the Vols' annual record list … Threw for 2,800 yards in 2009, the eighth-best season total by a Tennessee quarterback … His 27 touchdown passes in 2009 rank tied for third on the school season-record list behind Peyton Manning (36 in 1997) and Erik Ainge (31 in 2007), becoming the fifth player in Tennessee annals to throw for at least 20 touchdowns in a season (Heath Shuler had 25 in 1993, Manning added 22 in 1995 and 20 in 2006, while Casey Clausen had 22 in 2001 and 27 in 2003) … Had a string of 142 pass attempts without throwing an interception in 2009, one shy of the school season-record of 143 tosses by Casey Clausen in 2003.





    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1125285
    Kyle Calloway OT Iowa
    1. The Iowa City-to-NFL offensive line early round talent pipeline continues in 2009 with Calloway and junior left tackle Bryan Bulaga. Expect them to join Robert Gallery, Mike Goff, Bruce Nelson, Eric Steinbach, Ross Verba and Marshall Yanda as recent top 100 picks coming from Hawkeye Nation.
    Calloway's height and athleticism on the edge is what draws scouts to the film room. The three-year starter earned All-Big Ten honorable mention at right tackle the past two seasons, but has been versatile enough to line up at left tackle in several games in 2007 and play right guard in their January Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech.
    Although he's not the elite prospect that Gallery, Steinbach or Verba were, Calloway's length, strength, footwork and technique give him a chance for a long pro career -- no matter where he's placed on the line.


    Analysis
    Pass blocking: Mirrors and stays low against power defensive ends from his right tackle spot. Sets up quickly in pass protection and uses a good angle on his kick slide, rarely giving up the edge. Absorbs big punches and regularly anchors. Extends his arms to keep rushers at bay but could have a stronger punch to knock them off balance. Works to stay with his man on secondary rushes but will reach more than move his feet. Adjusts to twists but doesn't always recognize or get a hand on inside blitzers. Will get tall and choppy in his footwork against quicker ends.
    Run blocking: Attacks edge rushers on run plays, firing his hands into their jersey. Able to move in any direction. Solid combo blocker negates MIKE linebacker or other defenders coming inside-out. Latches onto the numbers and doesn't let go. Keeps a wide base on the edge and keep his hands and feet active to sustain. Likes to keep his man on the ground through the whistle.
    Pulling/trapping: Does not pull or trap much in Iowa's zone blocking scheme but has good footwork for his size. Usually under control when on the move. Could trap if moved into the strong-side guard spot but should stay between the tackles.
    Initial Quickness: Fires off the ball to run block, often locking down the defensive end on his side. Strong at punching the defensive tackle and quickly getting to linebacker in combo blocks. Quick off the snap into his kick slide for his size.
    Downfield: Easily gets to linebackers, finding their numbers with his hands and keeping his feet moving to take them out of the play. Shows good flexibility to adjust in space. Uses angles to keep defenders from running around him to the ball. Typically stays on one block downfield but is agile enough to reach others in his area.
    Intangibles: Durable, versatile, tough, and disciplined player with loads of potential. No major character concerns, but was arrested and suspended for a game for operating a moped while intoxicated in June 2009. Took responsibility for his actions.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/563056

    Trevard Lindley CB Kentucky

    2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
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    Trevard Lindley, CB, Kentucky
    When Lindley decided not to go pro after his junior season at Kentucky, this is probably not what he had in mind. The cornerback did not miss a single start since the beginning of his freshman year, but he suffered a high ankle sprain early in 2009 against Alabama and missed the next four contests. Lindley returned to action on November 7 against Eastern Kentucky and the Wildcats promptly went on a three-game winning streak. They ended their regular season with a loss at Tennessee to finish 7-5 (3-5 in the SEC). Despite playing in just eight games, Lindley made 24 solo tackles, was second on the team with seven pass breakups, and he also returned an interception for a touchdown. Still, it has not been an ideal conclusion to a stellar career for Lindley. He was named a Freshman All-American by countless publications in 2006, led the Wildcats in interceptions and pass breakups and finished second in total tackles in 2007, and was a consensus All-SEC First-Team performer in 2008.
    Lindley has adequate size (he stands 6'0'' and 179 pounds), but it is his speed and technique which have set the cornerback apart as one of the best in the nation. He has been clocked at 4.40 in the 40-yard-dash and he is almost always in perfect position defending the pass, whether it's against the deep ball or a short route. Lindley's experience is hard to beat, and his durability was never an issue (and it remains a non-factor) until this season's ankle injury. He has the ability to be a shutdown corner at the next level, but he is not quite as fast nor as physical (especially at the line of scrimmage) as the NFL's best cornerbacks. Lindley must improve in those areas if he wants to become a Pro Bowl player. He once looked like a solid first-rounder in the 2010 draft, but the injury setback currently has him projected to be off the board no later than the middle of the second round
    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/p...ospect_id=1673


    Zane Beadles OG Utah
    Overview
    Utah's victory over Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl helped several Utes improve their draft standing. Beadles' strong performance on the outside had him considering an early move to the NFL, but he wisely chose to stay in school one more year.
    He earned his second cosnecutive first-team All-Mountain West honor at left tackle as a senior, although it was his fourth year as a starter and third at the line's most prized position (Beadles earned second-team all-conference on the blind side as a sophomore). He started at left guard as a redshirt freshman in 2006, the position at which he may fit best the next level.
    Some teams will believe moving Beadles inside would allow him to use his athleticism and size to its full advantage. Others may give him a chance at left tackle because of his pass protection skills. The fact he could step in and play either spot makes him a solid mid-round selection for all teams.


    Analysis
    Pass blocking: Looks like a guard on the edge, lacking the height and athletic build expected of most elite left tackle prospects. Rarely gets beat by defensive ends on outside rushes, however, because he has a quick set, solid footwork and smooth lateral movement. Inconsistent with his punch, but will reset his hands inside and play with a wide base to anchor after the initial contact. Adeptly picks up twists and safety blitzes. Will get knocked back by a strong punch, but usually recovers to anchor. Inconsistent on cut blocks for quick throws. Plays a little nasty, and doesn't let his man up once on the ground. Inexperienced pass protecting from a three-point stance.
    Run blocking: Didn't line up with his hand on the ground and fire off the ball very often in Utah's spread offense. More of a positional run blocker, moving his feet to put himself between the defender and the ball. Punches his man in the numbers when attempting to drive, but doesn't move his feet to sustain the block. Good on combo blocks, pounding the guard and finding a linebacker to take out of the play. Gets low and drives forward in goal-line and short-yardage situations.
    Pulling/trapping: Only occasionally blocks on the move, but has the feet to trap if moved inside in the pros. Has only average foot quickness moving down the line, but adjusts to oncoming defenders while in motion and gets a hand on hustling linemen to prevent them from getting to the ball. Gets low to cut block defenders he can't reach.
    Initial Quickness: Good enough with his kick slide off the snap to prevent even quick pass rushers from turning the corner. Not called upon to drive block often, and needs practice firing off the snap into an opponent's jersey from a three-point stance.
    Downfield: Not fluid running to cut off linebackers between the tackles, but moves adequately and doesn't let go once he gets there. Reaches defenders in space - even used to knock out cornerbacks on slip screens - but comes in off-balance and will struggle to sustain if he doesn't latch on. Inconsistent moving his feet to stay on his man.
    Intangibles: Durable three-year starter who is a vocal leader in the locker room. Coaches love his attitude and work ethic in practice.
    NFL Comparison: Brandon Frye, Seahawks


    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/559528
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    This would actually be an ideal spot for a guy like Fordham QB John Skelton and he would be my pick if he were on the list. Since he's not, I gotta go with a guy who's more likely to adapt quickly to a zone blocking system......Zane Beadles.
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    Time to bring in the fat boy: Mike Neal DT Purdue. Starks would be a consideration here as well.
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    I chose Arenas. He is a good player plus he can return kicks or punts for us too.
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