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YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:40 PM
This is a thread intended to contain scouting reports on prospects for the upcoming 2007 draft. You are free to make your own scouting report, but please, make it a serious one. If you paste someone elses, follow our MB's rules and post the link. Mods, PLEASE sticky this thread so this may become a reference thread for the upcoming draft.

I will start with the first reports.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:41 PM
http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/reggie_nelson.html

Reggie Nelson S 6'1 193 Florida
By: Robert Davis
Nelson originally signed with Florida in 2003, but was unable to gain admittance to the University. After two years at Coffeyville(KS) Community College(only one on the gridiron), he finally landed with the Gators. In his lone season at CCC, Nelson had 72 tackles and six picks on the year. In his first season with the Gators, he racked up 46 tackles, four for loss, and an interception.
Reggie Nelson is an attacking safety with big time playmaking ability. He flies around the football field and is aggressive in every facet of the game. Nelson is tough and plays bigger than his wiry frame indicates. He delivers big hits and isn’t afraid to lend help in support. Nelson’s biggest impact comes with his ability to make plays on the football. He has a nose for the ball, and really goes after the ball when it is in the air. He is a great athlete and shows the speed to run plays down and keep up down the field in coverage.
Nelson is an excellent safety prospect, and does not have too many flaws in his game. He is on the thin side for a safety, and will have to bulk up at the next level. His lack of strength and bulk will hurt him in the running game, and will cause problems as he matches up with bigger receivers in the league.
There is a lot of safety talent at the top of the draft, and Nelson is arguably the best. If he declares, he will battle LaRon Landry and Michael Griffin for the right to be the first safety selected. He has a lot of talent and has a very bright future in the NFL.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:42 PM
http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/darrelle_revis.html
Darrelle Revis CB 6' 200 Pitt Jr.
By: Robert Davis
Revis made an immediate impact for the Panthers as a freshman in 2004, finishing the year with 49 tackles, two picks, and 14 passes defensed on his way to Freshman All America honors. He followed that up with an excellent sophomore season, earning all Big East 1st team honors after finishing the year with 41 tackles, four picks, and 13 passes defensed. He also averaged 11.6 yards per punt return on the year.
Revis is an excellent cover man. He has excellent quickness, and shows the ability to easily mirror receivers throughout their route, and has the speed to keep up with them down the field. When the ball is in the air, Revis has the natural instinct to pick it up and make a play on the ball. He also possesses good size, and is not afraid to mix it up in run support. Revis has also shown the ability to be a factor as a punt returner, and could bring an upgrade to some teams return game.
Although he has played ever since he landed on campus, Revis still needs a bit more work on his game. He relies on his physical talent too much, and allows separation to receivers, only to recover because of his speed. He will also need to learn how to be more physical off the snap against bigger receivers.
Revis, only a junior, is arguably the top corner in the draft. If he declares, he will battle a number of other corners to be the first one selected in April. He is a legitimate first round talent, and could become a very good cover man early in his NFL career.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:42 PM
http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/antoine_cason.html
Antoine Cason CB 6' 182 Arizona Jr.
By: Robert Davis
From the time Cason stepped for on Arizona’s campus, he has been something special. Not many true freshman start their first game in college, but Cason did, and he has started every game since. As a freshman, he was in on 70 tackles, with 5.5 coming for loss, along with four interceptions. As a sophomore, he had already emerged as a big time corner and teams went the opposite way, but he still managed 50 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and three picks.
Cason has the ability to be a true shutdown corner. Not only does he have the athleticism, quickness, and ball skills, but he has the attitude of a top tier corner. Cason will not back down from anyone, and loves be tested. He shows the ability to turn and run with receivers, and has the ability to locate the ball while it is in the air. Cason does not shy away from run stopping either. He is very active and quickly reads a run and aggressively pursues the ball carrier.
Although Cason is a complete corner, he could be more disciplined. He will go for the ball and the big play too much. Also, while he is not small, his size is nothing special, and he is a tad lanky for an NFL corner. With his aggressive style, he may need to bulk up to handle the way he throws his body around.
Despite only being a true junior, Cason has played every snap at Arizona since he has been there. In a conference that throws the ball quite a bit, he is battle tested and may feel he is ready to leap to the NFL. If he does, he has as good a shot as any to be the first corner selected.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:43 PM
http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/laron_landry.html
Laron Landry S 6'2 202 LSU
By: Robert Davis
Not many true freshman can jump into the SEC and make an immediate impact. Laron Landry was able to do just that. As a freshman, he made 80 tackles and picked off two passes. He took another step up as a sophomore, and had a career high 92 tackles and four interceptions. Heading into his junior season, he had the NFL on his mind, but did not let that effect him. He finished the year with 69 tackles and three interceptions, earning various All American honors in the process.
Landry is an excellent free safety prospect. He is long and lean, and can match up with any receiver down the field in coverage. He is a great cover safety, and his combination of height and athleticism allow him to make plays on the ball, as well as keeping his man from hauling in the pass. Landry is not just a cover guy though, as he will attack the line of scrimmage and stick his nose in on running plays. He has experience in college at all secondary spots, so he brings the added versatility of being able to shift around to create different mismatches.
The main knock with Landry is the amount of bulk he carries on his frame. Although he has continued to add weight, he should add more weight to his frame. He may be too lean to match up physically with bigger receivers in the NFL over the course of the season.
There’s not much to dislike about Landry. His talent, instincts, and experience make him an excellent prospect. He’s produced every year at LSU, and this year should be no different. He is a player that could definitely hear his name called in the first round.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:43 PM
http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/marcus_mccauley.html
Marcus McCauley CB 6' 1 205 Fresno St.
By: Robert Davis
McCauley was a reserve as a freshman, but moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore and hasn’t slowed down since. As a sophomore, he picked off three passes to go with 31 tackles, three for loss, and a sack. As a junior, he had 45 tackles, two for loss, and an interception.
There isn’t much more you can ask for physically out of a corner. McCauley has it all. He has very good size, and matches up very well with bigger wideouts. His combination of height and jumping ability allow him to make plays on the ball with receivers a few inches taller. He doesn’t give up anything to the smaller receivers either. McCauley has the speed to keep up with any receiver well down the field.. He has a chance to be an all around standout cornerback.
There aren’t too many things to dislike about McCauley’s game. He may have some trouble with the smaller, quicker receivers at the next level, but he has shown the recovery speed to make up for any missed steps.
Marcus McCauley played opposite 2nd round pick Richard Marshall last year, but teams went the way of challenging, Marshall more. He has the talent and potential to go as high as any corner in next years draft, and could be a standout at the next level.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:44 PM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/daymeion_hughes.html
Daymeion Hughes CB 6'2 188 California
By: Robert Davis
Daymeion Hughes burst onto the scene as a true freshman, earning five starts, and finishing with 30 tackles, and two picks. He didn’t quite have the sophomore season expected as a big play guy, as he posted just 26 tackles on the year. As a junior however, Hughes lived up to the hype generated off of that standout rookie campaign. He had 62 tackles, five picks, and led the Pac 10 with 17 passes defensed.
Hughes has a great blend of size and athleticism. He has the height to match up with the taller receivers, but he is also an excellent athlete and has the ability to turn and cover receivers down the field. He is very aggressive in both making plays on the ball, and at helping in run support. Hughes is a playmaker and has a nose for the football.
While he has good size, Hughes could stand to add a few pounds to his frame. He may not be able to compete with the stronger wide receivers because of his lanky frame. His aggressiveness can also hurt him at times, as he tends to bite on plays too much at this point.
Daymeion Hughes has excelled on the football field, and still has upside left to his game. He has an excellent combination of height and athleticism, and that will draw a lot of attention as the draft gets closer. He enters the year as arguably the top senior corner at this point, and a solid senior year will only solidify that.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:45 PM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/doug_free.html
Doug Free OT 6'7 302 Northern Illinois
By: Robert Davis
Free has had his share of individual success in college, earning post season honors after each season he has played. As a freshman in 2003, he earned Freshman AA honors after being a key cog in Michael Turner’s success. The past two years he has earned All MAC honors, paving the way for Garrett Wolfe to put up major numbers.
Doug Free has the classic left tackle game. He is long and lean, and is a great pass blocker. He is an excellent athlete, and glides across the football field. He easily mirrors defenders moves, and he can get out and block on the move. Free is also an excellent run blocker, as evidenced by the success of the running backs for the Huskies over the past few seasons. He gets off the snap quickly and seals off defenders to open up holes.
The only real question with Free is that he could probably stand to add more weight. He is on the lean side. He also is not overly powerful at the point of attack. He can open holes in the running game, but he’s a finesse blocker. Added strength would help him drive people off the ball.
Doug Free is one of the best tackles available for the 2006 NFL Draft. After Joe Thomas, he may be the best senior tackle available. If he continues to have the same success he has had in previous years, he could be looking at a first round phone call.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:45 PM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/brandon_mebane.html
Brandon Mebane DT 6'3 295 California
By: Robert Davis
Brandon Mebane is a player that has continued to grow physically, and as a football player each year in college. He signed with the Bears as a 6'1 260lb DE/DT tweener, and has developed into one of the best interior lineman in the game. After backing up as a freshman, Mebane moved into the starting lineup four games into sophomore season, and has performed at a high level ever since. He finished that season with 25 tackles, six for loss, with 2.5 sacks. As a junior, he was named All Pac 10 1st team after notching 29 tackles, 9.5 for loss, and seven sacks despite being slowed by an ankle injury.
Mebane has fantastic quickness and agility for a defensive tackle. He is an excellent penetrator, and could be a big time playmaker for an interior lineman. He gets a great jump off the snap, and after initial contact with his opponent, his quickness and ability to change direction take charge and he gets into the backfield on a consistent basis. Mebane is also a player you have to battle all game long, as he will not take a snap off. He’s a pest, and will not back down from anyone.
The only pressing question at this time with Mebane, is his true size. He may not weigh as much, or be as tall, as his listings suggest. With his frame, he may not be able to sustain 300lbs over an entire season, and keep all of his quickness.
Brandon Mebane is a great penetrator and can hold his own in the running game, so should be in high demand as April approaches. If his size checks out similar to his listed 6'3 295, he could end up being the first defensive tackle off the board.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:46 PM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/brandon_meriweather.html
Brandon Meriweather S 6' 195 Miami
By: Robert Davis
There aren’t many players that have produced on the level of Brandon Meriweather. After serving as a backup and special teamer in 2003, he moved into the starting lineup and had 62 tackles, two for loss, with a pair of interceptions as a sophomore in 2004. During his junior season is where Meriweather took his game to an elite level. He finished the year with various All American honors after racking up 115 tackles, 13 for loss, with three interceptions.
Brandon Meriweather is the total package at safety. His biggest impact comes in attacking the line of scrimmage. He is fearless, and is a force at stopping the run. But he is also an excellent blitzer and gets into the backfield on a consistent basis and makes plays. In coverage, he shows the ability to locate the ball and speed to get to the action and make plays. He also brings the versatility of being able to play at both safety spots.
Despite being a stud at strong safety, he may lack the size to play there full time in the NFL. At just under 200lbs, his body would take quite a beating at the next level. He may need to move over to free safety, where he has experience, but his big play ability was on display as a strong safety.
Brandon Meriweather has the talent to play both safety spots at the next level, and could draw quite a bit of consideration in the second around area of the draft. If he can pack on some weight and maintain it, he could be a standout strong safety in the NFL. Otherwise, a switch to free safety may be in the works. Whatever happens, Meriweather looks like a player that will play in the league for many years and have a very successful career.

real
11-28-2006, 04:48 PM
My 6th rd sleeper:

Travarous Bain
CB | (6'0", 175, 4.45) | HAMPTON

Overall: Bain originally attended Miami-Fl in 2002 and was redshirted. In 2003, he appeared in seven games as reserve defensive back and on special teams recording one total tackle. Bain saw limited playing time and recorded just one tackle in 2004. He transferred to Hampton in 2005. Bain played in nine games (eight starts) in 2005 finishing the season with 28 total tackles, one interception, and 13 pass breakups to earn first team All-MEAC honors.
Bain is a developmental prospect that has the speed, agility and frame to develop into an every-down corner in the NFL. However, he is raw and he needs to add some bulk/strength to his game. Bain projects as a Day Two selection in the 2007 NFL draft.

Link (http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/player?draftyear=2007&id=10468&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl draft%2fdraft%2ftracker%2fplayer%3fdraftyear%3d200 7%26id%3d10468)

bah007
11-28-2006, 04:53 PM
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/doug_free.html
Doug Free OT 6'7 302 Northern Illinois
By: Robert Davis
Free has had his share of individual success in college, earning post season honors after each season he has played. As a freshman in 2003, he earned Freshman AA honors after being a key cog in Michael Turner’s success. The past two years he has earned All MAC honors, paving the way for Garrett Wolfe to put up major numbers.
Doug Free has the classic left tackle game. He is long and lean, and is a great pass blocker. He is an excellent athlete, and glides across the football field. He easily mirrors defenders moves, and he can get out and block on the move. Free is also an excellent run blocker, as evidenced by the success of the running backs for the Huskies over the past few seasons. He gets off the snap quickly and seals off defenders to open up holes.
The only real question with Free is that he could probably stand to add more weight. He is on the lean side. He also is not overly powerful at the point of attack. He can open holes in the running game, but he’s a finesse blocker. Added strength would help him drive people off the ball.
Doug Free is one of the best tackles available for the 2006 NFL Draft. After Joe Thomas, he may be the best senior tackle available. If he continues to have the same success he has had in previous years, he could be looking at a first round phone call.

These must be pre-season scouting reports cuz I dont know anybody who would say that Free is the #2 OT after his performance this season.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 04:59 PM
This particular report is a little dated, but physically he has everything you look for. Prior to the past 5 weeks, nobody was predicting Jake Long for first round.

bah007
11-28-2006, 05:07 PM
This particular report is a little dated, but physically he has everything you look for. Prior to the past 5 weeks, nobody was predicting Jake Long for first round.

I agree about Free's physical talent or ability. I dont even think that's debatable. But he just looks lost on the field & he cant pick up a blitz to save his life.

I know quite a few people who would say that Long was a top 3 OT prospect before the season. Maybe he wasnt being pimped as a first rounder but definitely in the top 40 picks.

YoungTexanFan
11-28-2006, 09:56 PM
mods...can we get this stickied please?

threetoedpete
12-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Travis Cooley LG (#55)So. Miss. Plays U of H to night. Got picked to Confernce USA second team. Was hoping he'd slide. Don't think it will happen now.

Mark White Center (60) South Carolina. Another guy I like. Made some great combo blocks against Clemson. Seems to me to fit the scheme.

threetoedpete
12-01-2006, 04:00 PM
mods...can we get this stickied please?

Agreed . thanks mods. Might save dozens of threads on the same topic. I.E. prospects and under the radar prospect for the draft.

LORK 88
12-13-2006, 09:03 PM
To save time as well, I think itd be a good idea for YoungTexanFan to post the links in the first original thread so nobody has to go searching. You could do it by positions, becuase I asume this will get pretty big once the college season ends.

YoungTexanFan
12-13-2006, 09:14 PM
To save time as well, I think itd be a good idea for YoungTexanFan to post the links in the first original thread so nobody has to go searching. You could do it by positions, becuase I asume this will get pretty big once the college season ends.

I will do so once we are a bit closer. I want the reports to be updated and more complete and include more people. It will come. Good to see you on our board Lork. I see you on FF sometimes as well.

kastofsna
12-14-2006, 07:43 AM
someone post jamarcus russell's scouting report. :)

YoungTexanFan
12-14-2006, 08:31 AM
someone post jamarcus russell's scouting report. :)

This is my report on him. Not many sites list him at this point because they aren't sure if he will declare.

He's 6'6" and 250 pounds. That's a monster behind center. He has an accurate arm (68.5%, 9.08 YPA) and maybe the strongest arm out of anyone at the college level right now. He hardly makes mistakes (2.5 TD/INT). He has only had two games this season where he has looked average. That was against Florida (1 TD, 3 INTs) and Tennessee (3 TDs, 3 INTs). He still completed 62.3% of his passes in those contests, so it wasn't like he was horrid. He's mobile. He has great accuracy. He has tremendous arm strength. He's a proven winner at the college level, going 20-4 over the last two seasons. There is almost no reason why he wont be taken in the first round.

68.5 % 2797 Yards 9.1 Y/A 26 TDs 7 Ints 168.1 Rating

Those are his numbers in the toughest division in college football. And thats with his recievers having Drop-Itits. He has every physical attribute you could want, and he runs a pro style offense. You can compair those numbers to any QB right now. He produces, is smart, and has the most Physical talent in the NCAA right now. He doesnt make Quick decisions.

He stays in the pocket to long when he could easially pick up the first down running. He is a bit inconsistant, but not that much.

Texans86
12-14-2006, 01:09 PM
someone post jamarcus russell's scouting report. :)

Searched Google and found this one:
http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/profile_display.cfm?Prospect_ID=384

JaMarcus Russell (2008)

Position: QB Number: 04
School: LSU Height: 6'6
Status: Junior Weight: 260

* He is a player at the quarterback position with the skill level to be a top 5 selection in the NFL draft once he decides to declare

* He is a physical quarterback, who physically reminds me of current NFL quarterback "Duante Cullpepper", though at the same stage in their collegiate careers Cullpepper was more likely to scramble once the pocket began to break down

* Though he brings a legitimate running threat from the quarterback position and for opposing defenses to defend, he is a throw first, scramble second type quarterback

* He is a player that stands tall in the pocket, who is willing to take on oncoming hits from defenders to complete balls down field, and is fearless both inside and outside the pocket

* He shows good natural movement within the pocket, with the versatility to extend passing plays with his legs and make passes on the move

* He is a quarterback that plays within the system and does not force plays in the passing game, he provides both command and leadership to the Tigers offense, and possesses a calm demeanor which reflects on his teammates around him

* He has the skill to deliver the ball with a flick of the wrist, with excellent arm strength, who delivers balls on a rope with high velocity, with the skill to throw any number of passes along the the field, and with the variety of touch needed on each pass

* His versatility to throw within or outside the pocket in a smooth and fluid manner, is one of many skills he possesses that separates him from most quarterbacks, one play he can be the prototype pocket passer, and the next play he can complete passes with his mobility

* He is one of the few collegiate quarterbacks I know who can throw the ball across his body into the middle of the field and completing those passes on a regular basis, and his quick decision making to throw or tuck the ball and and run seems to go unnoticed

* Once he knows the pass is not available and he decides to run upfield he can be a load to bring down, along with possessing above average speed and movement on the run

* He has franchise type skill and size that is rare to find in one player at the quarterback position, if he stays on course it should culminate in him being a high draft pick in the NFL draft when he becomes eligible, baring injury

* I would like to see him work on his conditioning, because I have seen quarterbacks at his size eat their way out of the game, and worse yet never reach their potential, but at this point he has a bright future to look forward to

YoungTexanFan
12-14-2006, 06:52 PM
A sleeper RB for us too look at:

Hershel Dennis RB 5'11 200 USC
By: Robert Davis
After a freshman season in which he backed up three future NFL players, Dennis started all 13 games as a sophomore, rushing for 661 yards and four touchdowns, while sharing carries with then freshmen Reggie Bush and LenDale White. Unfortunately for Dennis, those two went on to superstardom, and left Dennis behind and relegated to mop up duty. He ran for just 109 yards and a touchdown as a junior in 2004. In preparation for the Orange Bowl, Dennis tore ligaments in his left knee and redshirted the following season. As Bush and White left for the NFL, Dennis thought he had one more chance to be the lead back, but he came back too soon from his knee injury, and re-injured his knee in the spring.

Hershel Dennis is a very talented all around back. He has excellent quickness and balance, and keeps his feet moving upon contact. He has very good cutback ability, and accelerates quickly. Dennis is not afraid to run between the tackles, and fights for extra yardage. He has excellent patience, and seems to have the natural instinct of finding a hole. He has the hands to be a weapon out of the backfield, and also has special teams experience at USC.

The biggest problem with Dennis is his left knee. He has missed his last two college seasons because of two separate injuries. How much of his quickness remains is the big issue. Aside from the knee injury, Dennis has also had problems maintaining his weight during the season. He will enter the season around 200, which is only average, but will drop about 15lbs over the course of the season and finish at about 185.

Hershel Dennis is the ultimate sleeper. He has the talent to play in the NFL, but many things played a role in him not living up to expectations at USC. As a freshman, Pete Caroll said he was the most talented of USC’s running backs, which featured Sultan McCullough, Justin Fargas, and Malaefou McKenzie, all of whom have spent time in the NFL. The presence of Reggie Bush and LenDale White along with his own injuries kept him from fully developing, the past three seasons. Dennis has the option of petitioning for a 6th year of eligibility, but does not seem to want to go that route. If he can get healthy, Dennis is a player that could be a major find for an NFL team.

YoungTexanFan
12-14-2006, 07:33 PM
My ideal RB for our system and team:

Garrett Wolfe RB 5'7 177 Northern Illinois
By: Robert Davis

After redshirting as a freshman, and sitting out the following year for academic issues, Garrett Wolfe took over for the departed Michael Turner and made Husky fans forget all about Turner. In his first season on the field in 2004, Wolfe ran for 1,656 yards and 18 touchdowns, along with 10 catches for 117 yards and three touchdowns through the air. In just nine games in 2005, Wolfe ran for 1,580 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground, and added 20 receptions and 222 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield. He enters 2006 on everyone’s All American list.
Garrett Wolfe is a very versatile running back. He has fantastic quickness and agility, and the speed to break off long runs with ease. He wastes no steps when he sees a hole, and immediately jumps right through it and takes off. He’s not afraid to run between the tackles and always finishes his runs. Wolfe can also be a threat out of the backfield. With his speed and big play ability, he could be a factor on special teams as well.
The obvious knock on Wolfe’s game is his size. He is extremely small, and it will keep him from being an every down back in the NFL. His body will not hold up with the amount of carries a feature back needs, and he does not pack enough punch because of his small frame.
If it weren’t for size, Wolfe would be one of the elite backs in the draft. His size is a major drawback, and it hurts his potential and draft stock. He could be a great change of pace back and return man in the NFL though.


http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/garrett_wolfe.html


Undersized, but has speed and likes to hit the hole hard and without fear. He sees a lane and goes, and has been very productive. We need a HR threat, and he is my pick.

YoungTexanFan
12-14-2006, 07:33 PM
Kasey Studdard OG 6'3 305 Texas
By: Robert Davis

Studdard has been a key part of Texas’ success on offense the past two seasons. He has played both center and guard for the Longhorns, and been successful at both positions.
Kasey Studdard’s aggression is not found too often in offensive lineman. He is a player that will attack a defender in run blocking, and can completely eliminate them from the play. The intensity he plays with never wavers during the game. He does not take a snap off, and is always looking to knock a defender down. He has experience both at guard and center, a trait that can only help his draft stock.
While he has the strength and the intensity to be a standout interior lineman, he may lack the athleticism to be a real standout at the next level. He played center last year, but he may not have the mobility to play there in the NFL. He does not adjust very well to counter moves, and is not very good at blocking on the move.
Studdard could be a great run blocking guard in the NFL. When he goes heads up with defenders, he usually opens up a running lane for his back. He may not have the upside to be a star at the next level, but his attitude and intensity should allow him to make a roster, and be a valuable backup lineman at the very least.


http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/kasey_studdard.html

YoungTexanFan
12-14-2006, 07:34 PM
Dan Mozes C 6'4 290 West Virginia
By: Robert Davis

Dan Mozes has played both guard and center for the Mountaineers, and has played at a high level at both spots. He’s also been a member of the Big East’s All Academic team each year he’s played in the program. As a senior, Mozes won the Rimington trophy, awarded to the nation’s best center.
Dan Mozes brings the versatility to play anywhere on the inside of the offensive line. He moves very well for an interior lineman, and is successful pulling and blocking on the move. He sets up quickly and puts himself in position to move his man in any direction he wants. Mozes is very intelligent, on and off the field. It shows on the field, as he is always in the right position, and reads the defense very well.
Most of Mozes’ experience is at guard, but he projects better as a center. He does not appear to have the frame to add much more weight to his frame, and he does not have great size right now. He may lack the brute strength to drive players off the ball as a guard, but his finesse blocking is suited well for the center spot.
In a normal year, Mozes might be the #1 center in America and in the draft This year though, he has to battle Kyle Young, Ryan Kalil, and Doug Datish for the top spot. His experience, versatility, and toughness should allow Mozes to have a successful NFL career.
http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/dan_mozes.html

YoungTexanFan
12-14-2006, 07:35 PM
Fred Bennett CB 6'1 198 South Carolina
By: Robert Davis

Fred Bennett has played in the shadow of former teammates Jonathan Joseph and Ko Simpson who were drafted last year, but he has been able to carve his own niche. After a season of limited action, Bennett finished the 2004 season with 32 tackles and four picks on the year. As a junior last year, he had 31 tackles and three picks.
Bennett has the ideal frame for a corner prospect. He has a tall and lean frame, and doesn’t give up anything in size to opposing receivers. He is also a good athlete and shows the speed to stay with receivers down the field in coverage. While the ball is in the air, Bennett does a good job finding it and making plays.
With his size, Bennett should be more of a factor in run support. He doesn’t shy away from contact, but he isn’t a factor either. He can also be too aggressive on the ball at times, and has given up some big plays in the past.
Bennett is a player who has had success in college, and has the measurables that could really make him rise come draft day. I would be cautious on how high he goes because he still needs work, and may not be the best cover guy on the smaller, quicker corners but he is worthy of a Day One selection.

http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/fred_bennett.html



This guy is going to rise up the boards late like J. Joseph last year.

TexanSam
12-15-2006, 01:22 PM
My ideal RB for our system and team:

Garrett Wolfe RB 5'7 177 Northern Illinois
By: Robert Davis

After redshirting as a freshman, and sitting out the following year for academic issues, Garrett Wolfe took over for the departed Michael Turner and made Husky fans forget all about Turner. In his first season on the field in 2004, Wolfe ran for 1,656 yards and 18 touchdowns, along with 10 catches for 117 yards and three touchdowns through the air. In just nine games in 2005, Wolfe ran for 1,580 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground, and added 20 receptions and 222 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield. He enters 2006 on everyone’s All American list.
Garrett Wolfe is a very versatile running back. He has fantastic quickness and agility, and the speed to break off long runs with ease. He wastes no steps when he sees a hole, and immediately jumps right through it and takes off. He’s not afraid to run between the tackles and always finishes his runs. Wolfe can also be a threat out of the backfield. With his speed and big play ability, he could be a factor on special teams as well.
The obvious knock on Wolfe’s game is his size. He is extremely small, and it will keep him from being an every down back in the NFL. His body will not hold up with the amount of carries a feature back needs, and he does not pack enough punch because of his small frame.
If it weren’t for size, Wolfe would be one of the elite backs in the draft. His size is a major drawback, and it hurts his potential and draft stock. He could be a great change of pace back and return man in the NFL though.


http://footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/garrett_wolfe.html


Undersized, but has speed and likes to hit the hole hard and without fear. He sees a lane and goes, and has been very productive. We need a HR threat, and he is my pick.

When is he projected to get drafted? I'm thinking his size scares away some teams. If we don't get Adrian Peterson, I wouldn't mind getting Wolfe.

threetoedpete
12-15-2006, 01:26 PM
Thomas the DB all american from TSU. That kind of production, with his size gives the kid a chance to stick. All of the SWAC/divison II guys are off our radar right now. But you can believe the NFL scouts know who they are. Some of them are bound to float up the board with the class weakness at certain positions.

DB Stacey Thomas Texas Southern Sr. 6-0 200 New Orleans, LA

Texian
12-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Garrett Wolfe, 5'7", 170 lbs.

If you look at the history of RBs in the NFL you will NOT find many long term successful RBs who were under 5'8".

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 01:23 AM
Merriweather
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=415
Landry
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=416
Weddle
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=421
Griffen
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=417

edo783
12-17-2006, 03:39 AM
Merriweather
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=415
Landry
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=416
Weddle
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=421
Griffen
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.ph...rofile2&id=417

The links don't work for me Eagle.

threetoedpete
12-17-2006, 09:24 AM
Eric Fowler WR/HB of
Grand Valley State is going to be in someones camp. Saw the guy embarrase a set of DBs yesterday. Put four on the ground (do WR's get pancakes ?) and left several bewildered in his wake. Looks like a long striding H-back. But the guy is a route running deamon. I'd like to give the GVSU lineback (#9) a sniff also. Allways looking for the next Brazille. The guy can drop and cover for sure.

HomeBred_Texan
12-17-2006, 11:56 AM
OK, I don't have all the resourses some of you guys have, but thought this was a nice find. And it IS a need for us...

Adrian Peterson

BIO:
Has been the best overall running back in the country the past 3 years. Will be the first running back off the board and will be an instant star. GMs will be fighting to get Petersons services at the next level.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 12:30 PM
The links don't work for me Eagle.


Me either Edo, odd, they worked last night.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 12:30 PM
Here ya go Edo, this is the site

http://www.draftseason.com/

threetoedpete
12-17-2006, 09:45 PM
OK, I don't have all the resourses some of you guys have, but thought this was a nice find. And it IS a need for us...

If they can keep him out of the infurmary. With Jopru, Bosselli and DD, he certainly fits the franchies history.

Well unless Branch died last night and I don't know, he's not in their top thirty two. TBS the rest of their mock looks sloted ok, for being two months old. Ah was the pre collar bone injury ya suppose ?

kastofsna
12-18-2006, 08:06 AM
Here ya go Edo, this is the site

http://www.draftseason.com/
i don't trust sites that spend more time on how the site looks than the scouting.

threetoedpete
12-22-2006, 04:27 PM
Just a heads up...Jordan Plamer is on tonight. Replay of their Marshal game in October. CSTV. 7:30 pm I beilieve.

Where's the BYU Oregon reveiw ?

threetoedpete
12-28-2006, 12:09 AM
Sleepers:
http://www.draftshowcase.com/07SmallSchool.htm

Germaine Race RB Pittsburg State 5'11 224
He has over 5000 career yards and 75 TDs. But Race is not only productive, his size and strong running style projects well to the next level. There is a good chance he ends up as a late 1st day selection.

Michael McFadden DE/LB Grand Valley State 6'1 255
As good as Germaine Race is, it is actually McFadden who is the most dominating player in Division II. He is a great pass rusher and showed great instincts in space last year which might give him a chance to move to LB in the NFL.

Pretty bold statements on a couple of small school guys.

kastofsna
12-28-2006, 07:56 AM
my sleeper:

Nello Faulk, OT, FAU

athletically he reminds me of d'brickashaw ferguson. lean and long arms, but he's got a mean streak, and with some work, could be a great fit for a zone-blocking offense.

threetoedpete
12-28-2006, 10:58 AM
forgive my ignorance but what the heck is FAU.:secret:

kastofsna
12-28-2006, 11:03 AM
florida atlantic. ;)

another note: he shutdown gaines adams this year at clemson. not a bad thing to put on your resume.

threetoedpete
12-28-2006, 11:29 AM
I'm sold...see a couple of Wand prospects on the board also in the Houston North South game...All I know about them is their size... All I want is Spencer insurance. First round forth round... I don't care. Rather have JT. But anything is better than nothing. Going for a QB prospect in the first...I guess I gotta live with the Wand guy.

SLO Texan
12-30-2006, 03:47 PM
If you have'nt already could someone post Rufus Alexanders scouting report please?:)

kastofsna
12-30-2006, 06:07 PM
Rufus Alexander, OLB, Oklahoma
Pros: Lots of energy, plays every down, great in both the passing and running game, great instincts
Cons: Undersized for an OLB, not the fastest guy out there, might have trouble with bigger linemen

NFL Comparison: Lance Briggs

threetoedpete
12-30-2006, 09:32 PM
Thought Dunbar had a fine game to day for BC.

threetoedpete
01-05-2007, 04:23 PM
Sr. Bowl Invatations

http://www.seniorbowl.com/2007/

threetoedpete
01-05-2007, 11:24 PM
OLT Canidate. He beat oput a lot of guys to make SI's first team All Americans.

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/vallos_steve00.html

"Scouting Report: A member of the 2006 Outland Trophy watch list... as started every game of his collegiate career... is as tough and as strong as anyone in the program... has good potential as an NFL guard... has improved every year as a Demon Deacon... has earned All-ACC honors each of the past two seasons and should fully live up to that billing as a senior. "

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/vallos_steve00.html

Brfore you bang on the guy...I invited him in to chat with us. Be kind please.

beerlover
01-06-2007, 12:11 AM
Rufus Alexander, OLB, Oklahoma
Pros: Lots of energy, plays every down, great in both the passing and running game, great instincts
Cons: Undersized for an OLB, not the fastest guy out there, might have trouble with bigger linemen

NFL Comparison: Lance Briggs

would also like to add- has excellent range to the second level, coverage skills, much stronger than expected for his size, excellent footwork, takes precise angles, no wasted motion, leadership ability & hard work ethic. a fine compliment alongside DeMeco Ryans :)

YoungTexanFan
01-09-2007, 09:59 PM
My sleeper CB of the draft:

CB Josh Wilson - Maryland

5'9" 187 lbs, 4.3 who could run in the high 4.2's.... A bit undersized as a CB, but his speed and jaw-dropping agility will be best showcased in the return game (ala Devin Hester). He is a phenomenal, natural athlete who could see his stock soar as a result of Devin Hester's success as a game-breaking returner this season. Wilson has the raw physical abilities to develop into a solid NFL CB (insane vertical, tremendous range and recovery speed, fluid hips), but he is nowhere near polished as of right now. Needs to work on his backpeddal as it is sloppy and he can be easily overpowered at the LOS by stronger WRs. He is not, however, afraid to get his nose dirty and support against the run. Nonetheless, Wilson has LOADS of work to do before lining up opposite NFL WR's.

threetoedpete
01-10-2007, 02:44 AM
Jan 13 bowl game. Looks like the day two guys. Stephen Nicholas of So. florida is in the game.

http://www.intajuiceallstars.com/players.html
The home town guy
Thomas, Stacey S Texas Southern
And beerlovers OLT sleeper:
Henderson, Mario OL Florida State

beerlover
01-10-2007, 08:35 AM
Jan 13 bowl game. Looks like the day two guys. Stephen Nicholas of So. florida is in the game.

http://www.intajuiceallstars.com/players.html
The home town guy
Thomas, Stacey S Texas Southern
And beerlovers OLT sleeper:
Henderson, Mario OL Florida State

heck of a catch, all star game here in Houston this Saturday, maybe a good excuse for all of us draft-nicks to get together with pads & pencils....have a few beers & do some live scouting :marionaner:

phan1
01-11-2007, 02:30 PM
I was wondering if Adriam Peterson is too good to pass up if he falls to #8, since a lot of mock drafts have him going pretty low based on the situation of teams picked ahead of us. At #8, Adrian Peterson is a pretty good steal. I'd prefer to not draft a RB, but if he falls down there, it might be too good to pass up. Trade down maybe?

Texian
01-11-2007, 02:45 PM
Depends on your outlook for AP. Some are cautious because of his injuries. Others say he has been used & abused in HS and OK, to many carries. How many good NFL years does AP have in him?

kastofsna
01-11-2007, 02:53 PM
Jan 13 bowl game. Looks like the day two guys. Stephen Nicholas of So. florida is in the game.

http://www.intajuiceallstars.com/players.html
The home town guy
Thomas, Stacey S Texas Southern
And beerlovers OLT sleeper:
Henderson, Mario OL Florida State
very few "all-stars" here but i love Nicholas. very instintive and has an eye for the ball.

real
01-11-2007, 03:25 PM
Just heard Anthony Gonzalez is coming out...

What do you guys think about him ?

V Man
01-11-2007, 03:37 PM
Just heard Anthony Gonzalez is coming out...

What do you guys think about him ?

Brandon Stokley like player, good hands and good speed. Early second day.

LORK 88
01-11-2007, 03:53 PM
Brandon Stokley like player, good hands and good speed. Early second day.
Easily day 1 and has more speed and potential than Brandon Stokley. Personally, I'm glad he does because it means the odds that a top WR like Meachem or Bowe could slip to us R2.

real
01-11-2007, 04:01 PM
During the bowl game the announcers said he was a 4.3 guy....

If he's anything close to that I think he's gotta be a day one pick...

threetoedpete
01-12-2007, 04:14 PM
I'm wondering if we can stand Antwoin Applewhite up ?
From gbn notebook:
San Diego State junior DE Antwan Applewhite has announced he is forgoing his senior year of college to enter the NFL draft this spring. The 6-3, 235-pound edge rusher had 17 career sacks including 6 in 2006.

YoungTexanFan
01-13-2007, 12:09 AM
I'm wondering if we can stand Antwoin Applewhite up ?
From gbn notebook:

You stop that right now Dom.

threetoedpete
01-13-2007, 01:56 PM
You stop that right now Dom.

Yeah well big guy, just saw Jacob Ford, central arkansas Stand up from his DE position and snatch a Pikney pass (an out I believe) stone cold clean out of the air. Now you can bet....every 3-4 scout at the game got Priapism when they saw that play. A 252 pound guy, without an ounce of fat on him mind you, intercept the ball like that, they scribbled the name down. He will get more than a sniff after that play. Hell they can't get a lot of front line NFL safties to make a play on the ball. Here's a big guy can stand off the line of scrimage and get one. Robert Brazille came from some where. He runs a forty, anything close to 4.6, he's going off the board early day two.

Y'all can raise your nose at some of these small college guys, snub them if you want. But it's more than just where you played your college ball. They're behind no doubt because of the level of competition. You're looking for those 1% athlete guys. These guys will rise on the boards if they project into NFL top flight atheletes. And guys like Waddle and Zibowiski are goning to drop like a genderly challenged male New Orleans protitute during fat tuesday. Hard and often. Anytime a club by passes a guy because of where they played...that club isn't getting beyond .500 .

YoungTexanFan
01-13-2007, 11:06 PM
Yeah well big guy, just saw Jacob Ford, central arkansas Stand up from his DE position and snatch a Pikney pass (an out I believe) stone cold clean out of the air. Now you can bet....every 3-4 scout at the game got Priapism when they saw that play. A 252 pound guy, without an ounce of fat on him mind you, intercept the ball like that, they scribbled the name down. He will get more than a sniff after that play. Hell they can't get a lot of front line NFL safties to make a play on the ball. Here's a big guy can stand off the line of scrimage and get one. Robert Brazille came from some where. He runs a forty, anything close to 4.6, he's going off the board early day two.

Y'all can raise your nose at some of these small college guys, snub them if you want. But it's more than just where you played your college ball. They're behind no doubt because of the level of competition. You're looking for those 1% athlete guys. These guys will rise on the boards if they project into NFL top flight atheletes. And guys like Waddle and Zibowiski are goning to drop like a genderly challenged male New Orleans protitute during fat tuesday. Hard and often. Anytime a club by passes a guy because of where they played...that club isn't getting beyond .500 .


I could care less he he played at hampton or LSU or what level he was at. If he projects to the NFL well, I'll look at him. I like Bain the CB from Hampton actually. I was referencing Capers because of it was suggested we draft at DE and convert him to a 3-4 OLB. I will have none of that.

threetoedpete
01-14-2007, 04:00 AM
http://gvsulakers.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121906aad.html

threetoedpete
01-14-2007, 09:58 PM
Sleepers:
http://www.draftshowcase.com/07SmallSchool.htm



Pretty bold statements on a couple of small school guys.

Germain Race:

http://www.pittstategorillas.com/football/race_for_hill_06/
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/15167675.htm

Rex King
01-15-2007, 12:35 AM
Here are some Penn State prospects (positions played in college, stats not including 2007 bowl game): These are my assessments, but I think football’s futures scouting reports are largely spot on, except regarding Shaw.

Paul Posluszny, 6-2, 238, OLB, MLB (SLB, MLB) – Played primarily SLB until this season, switched to MLB due to team needs. Was slowed early this season because of the position change and having to wear a knee brace from an injury in the 06 Orange Bowl (didn’t require surgery). Got better as the season went along, having his strongest games at the end of the year. Three-year starter. Only the third junior to ever be chosen captain at Penn State. Two time Academic All-American. Penn State’s all-time leading tackler, leading tackler three consecutive seasons. Only player to be named Big Ten Player of the Week three consecutive weeks; only player to be named Big Ten POTW 5 times. Note: The defensive scheme doesn’t utilize the LBs much on designed blitzes (see as opposed to the Texans with DeMeco).
Season Tk Solo As FR FF I Sack TFL PBU QBH
2003 36 25 11 1 0 1 0-0 2.5-5 1 0
2004 104 52 52 0 1 1 3-23 12-45 3 0
2005 116 64 52 0 0 0 3-21 11-38 3 1
2006 108 65 43 0 2 0 3-12 7-25 4 0

Strengths – Great instincts/nose for the ball, tackling ability, smarts, hitting, leadership, drive, work habits, versatility. Good in coverage for a LB.
Weaknesses – Needs to shed blockers better. Has good, but not great speed – e.g., doesn’t quite have the level of DeMeco’s closing speed. A bit undersized for a prototypical SLB or MLB, unlikely to be able to gain much more weight as he already added 10 lbs before this offseason.
Prediction – Has proven he’s fully back from his knee injury. Will play in the Senior Bowl. Likely mid-late first round. Honestly, I think his best position in the NFL would be MLB, so I'm not sure he'd be a great pick for the Texans unless they were willing to move DeMeco to WLB.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=2255
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/paul_posluszny.html
Here’s his hit on on a Minny RB
http://www.gopsusports.com/docs/video/poz_minn.html


Tim Shaw, 6-1, 237, WLB (OLB, MLB, standup DE, TB) – Has played out of his natural position of WLB the the past two seasons due to team needs (after switching from TB) – last season at MLB to accommodate Dan Connor, this season at standup DE to accommodate another stud Sean Lee (rememember the name for the 09 draft), compensate for the loss of two senior DEs, and take advantage of his athletic ability. Thus his stats are not reflective of his ability, as he was outstanding in the games he played as WLB, but lost the position due to injury and the emergence of Connor. Academic All-American. Learned how to shed blockers better this year with the position switch.
2005 MLB/WLB: 76 tackles (43 solo), 4.5 sacks, 5.5 TFL, 2 PBU, 2 FF
2006 Standup DE: 37 tackles (21 solo), 6.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL, 7 PBU, 1 QBH

Strengths – Athleticism. Supposed sub-4.5 40 (more likely 4.5 range, but was the Michigan HS champ in the 100 meters) and pound for pound one of the strongest players on the team. Smart, great team player and work habits, versatility. Pass rushing ability.
Weaknesses – Was he a product of being surrounded by great teammates?
Prediction – Currently under the radar due to playing out of position and in the shadow of Poz and Connor. Played well in the Hula Bowl. His stock will rise as teams review tape from last season and see his combine numbers. Could go as high as 3rd, but more likely 4rd to 5th. Would be excellent value in the 4th.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=1946
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/tim_shaw.html


Tony Hunt, 6-2, 230, RB – The epitome of a north-south power runner. Many of us believe he and Michael Robinson made last year’s o-line look better than it was. And much like the Texans, Penn State’s o-line this season struggled mightily with injuries, inexperience, and ineptitude, unable to create running lanes or push off the line. Despite this, Hunt still had a good senior season, largely because of his ability to break tackles at the LOS. Hunt has some familiarity with zone concepts, as Penn State runs a version of inside zone blocking. Quiet, hard-working guy.
Season G Rushing AVG. LG TD Receiving AVG. LG TD
2003 9 34-110 3.2 16 1 2-0 0.0 2 0
2004 11 169-777 4.6 77 7 39-334 8.6 32 0
2005 12 174-1047 6.0 70 6 20-206 10.3 33 0
2006 12 246-1228 5.0 41 11 26-252 9.7 43 3

Strengths – Outstanding blocking, very good receiving skills. Good feet for a big back, though not a home run threat. Very hard to bring down. Punishing.
Weaknesses – Elusiveness. Doesn’t have great acceleration. Needs to cut down on fumbles.
Prediction – Likely 3rd to 4th round. If Dayne returns, I can’t see the Texans having much interest, as I don’t think he’s enough of a threat to run outside or pick up big yardage, though he’d be an upgrade in the pass-receiving department. Will play in the Senior Bowl.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=2251
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/tony_hunt.html


Levi Brown, 6-5, 328, OT (LT) – Was a DT, but has started at OT the past three years. The quintessential road grader. Hunt’s easiest runs were typically off LT. Most of the line’s pass pro problems came from the right side. Why the staff never picked that up, I don’t know. Didn’t dominate as he did last year, though part of that may have been due to having arthroscopic surgery just before the season started - was better in the second half of the season.
Strengths – Size, strength, leadership.
Weaknesses – Not the most nimble. Inconsistent senior season.
Prediction – 1st to early 2nd round, would probably be lower in a stronger class (i.e., if Baker and Long had declared). He has adequate footwork to be a traditional LT, though may be better suited at RT. He is probably not the best fit for a fully-implemented zone-blocking scheme, however. Higher boom/bust factor at LT. Will play in the Senior Bowl.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=1926
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/levi_brown.html


Jay Alford, 6-3, 288, DT – Despite losing two very good and one great pass-rushing linemate, Alford’s production remained steady between this year and last. Good at both run-stopping and pass rushing as a one-gap player.
Season G Tk Solo As FR FF I Sack TFL PBU QBH
2003 10 25 12 13 1 0 0 1-9 2.5-12 3 1
2004 11 24 9 15 0 0 0 1.5-5 3.5-9 5 0
2005 12 37 16 21 1 1 0 8.5-57 11.5-63 2 1
2006 12 30 21 9 2 2 0 8-43 12.5-50 1 1

Strengths – Very quick off the line, great motor. Great one-gap pass rusher for a DT.
Weaknesses – A bit undersized and once engaged can get swallowed up; decent, but not great strength.
Prediction – No idea. His stock seems to be picking up – he was the 4th ranked DT coming into the season and a pre-season 2nd team AA, but dipped out of the picture despite his production. Great practices and a good game during Hula Bowl week. Anywhere from 3rd to late rounds I’m guessing. The Texans might have some interest in him ior his pass rushing ability if they don't take a DT in the early rounds. However, Alford probably probably work best as a 3-4 DE or as an undertackle/3-technique with a NT type like Seth Payne or Robaire Smith beside him to tie up linemen. Would have been a good pick in 05 instead of TJ.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=1923
http://www.footballsfuture.com/2007/prospects/jay_alford.html


Ed Johnson, 6-1, 290, DT – Started as a sophomore but then lost a year due to disciplinary reasons. Good run stopper, similar to Alford, not as quick but stronger.
Season Tk Solo As FR FF I Sack TFL PBU QBH
2003 26 14 12 0 1 0 0-0 2.5-2 0 0
2004 21 12 9 0 0 0 0-0 4-7 2 0
2005 Did not play
2006 33 18 15 0 1 0 5-51 8.5-56 5 1

Strenths – Motor. Strength.
Weaknesses – Short, bowling ball stature.
Prediction – Second Day. Like Alford had a great week of practices and a good Hula Bowl game.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=3211


Jeremy Kapinos, 6-1, 235, P – One of Penn State’s best punters ever, it’s a testimony to both the offense’s ineptitude and Kapinos’ value to the team that he was considered for player of the game a few times this season, winning once. Twice Big Ten ST Player of the Week. Ray Guy finalist.
Season PUNTS YARDS AVG. LG BLK TB FC I20 50+
2003 68 2850 41.9 58 0 5 8 13
2004 61 2549 41.8 78 0 9 13 18
2005 61 2522 41.3 60 0 5 13 22
2006 57 2405 42.2 68 0 10 10 19 14

Strengths – Can boom it or place it. Reliable. That means you, Chad.
Prediction – With the way things look for punters and kickers, probably UDFA. Bring him or Sepulveda in to compete with the Hampton guy.
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=1939


BranDon Snow, 6-1, 242, FB – The next coming of Moran Norris. Part of the reason Penn State had problems rushing against Akron of all teams was Snow being suspended for disciplinary reasons.
Season Rushing AVG. LG TD Receiving AVG. LG TD
2003 2-2 1.0 3 0 0-0 0.0 0 0
2005 10-24 2.4 7 3 2-12 6.0 7 0
2006 12-34 2.8 7 0 3-26 8.7 11 0

Strengths – Blocking, blocking, and more blocking.
Weaknesses – Not a great runner
Prediction – Likely UDFA. Probably not a good fit for the Gulf Coast offense, but if you miss Norris…
http://www.gopsusports.com/Football/people/Player.cfm?rosterid=1947

threetoedpete
01-17-2007, 12:32 PM
originaly posted by YTF
in the bullpen.
January 22 - 27
Senior Bowl Week

February 21 - 27
NFL Combine

February 22
Deadline for designation of Franchise and Transition players

March 2
Free Agency period begins

April 28 - 29
NFL Draft

michaelm
01-17-2007, 04:52 PM
Here ya go Edo, this is the site http://home.austin.rr.com/khari/images/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://forums.houstontexans.com/showthread.php?p=540021#post540021)

http://www.draftseason.com/

i don't trust sites that spend more time on how the site looks than the scouting.

I found draftseason.com on google while looking for grades for the 2006 draft.
They only had 31 teams listed on their grades page, and I'll give you three guesses which one was missing.
After I sent them a nastygram, they added the missing team. On the bright side, I do like the grade they gave us even though I think it is based on flawed logic.
Unfortunately for them, they had the Texans grade listed under the header "Indianapolis", even though the had Indy listed with the correct header directly above.
I just checked, and they have corrected the error.

threetoedpete
01-19-2007, 11:56 PM
http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2007/01/wednesday_shrine_bowl_practice_1.html Lance Z's blog on the Shirners game.

Prodays per sportsnutz.

http://www.sportznutz.com/nfl/draft/2007/pro_days.htm

Maddict5
01-25-2007, 09:06 AM
This is my report on him. Not many sites list him at this point because they aren't sure if he will declare.

He's 6'6" and 250 pounds. That's a monster behind center. He has an accurate arm (68.5%, 9.08 YPA) and maybe the strongest arm out of anyone at the college level right now. He hardly makes mistakes (2.5 TD/INT). He has only had two games this season where he has looked average. That was against Florida (1 TD, 3 INTs) and Tennessee (3 TDs, 3 INTs). He still completed 62.3% of his passes in those contests, so it wasn't like he was horrid. He's mobile. He has great accuracy. He has tremendous arm strength. He's a proven winner at the college level, going 20-4 over the last two seasons. There is almost no reason why he wont be taken in the first round.

68.5 % 2797 Yards 9.1 Y/A 26 TDs 7 Ints 168.1 Rating

Those are his numbers in the toughest division in college football. And thats with his recievers having Drop-Itits. He has every physical attribute you could want, and he runs a pro style offense. You can compair those numbers to any QB right now. He produces, is smart, and has the most Physical talent in the NCAA right now. He doesnt make Quick decisions.

He stays in the pocket to long when he could easially pick up the first down running. He is a bit inconsistant, but not that much.


maybe not the right thread but saw this about russell and thought it was interesting

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9950047

Every offseason, New England's Tom Brady works with former College of San Mateo head coach Tom Martinez, who cleans up the Patriots quarterback's mechanics.


But last weekend, for the first time, Martinez worked with LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, regarded as one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft. And what Martinez said should catch the attention of everyone in Oakland's front office.

After working with Russell, Martinez told some people that he never has seen a talent quite like Russell -- including Brady. Martinez was highly impressed with Russell's "coachability" and his physical skills.

Martinez said that Russell is the type of quarterback who can do everything wrong on a play and still have it come out right. But the fact that Martinez endorsed Russell as strongly as he did only reinforces the notion Russell will be going to the Raiders with the draft's No. 1 overall pick.

Xman
03-05-2007, 11:10 AM
From ESPN:

Levi Brown
OT | (6'5", 323, 5.3) | PENN STATE

Scouts Grade: 92

Flags: (D: DURABILITY) Player that can't stay healthy

Strengths: Possesses adequate-to-good height and very good bulk. He displays outstanding quickness and body control for such a big offensive lineman. He has long, thick arms and also has a wide base. He does a good job of coming out of his stance low as a run blocker and he is big enough to engulf most defenders at the point of attack once in position. Does a good job with his first step and consistently takes good angles as a run blocker. Works hard to finish and shows enough of a mean streak. Sets quickly and rarely will get beat by speed off the edge. He displays above average lateral mobility. Also shows awareness to pick up stunts and blitzes in pass pro.

Weaknesses: Still has room to improve in terms of his overall technique. He needs to become more effective with his hand-placement and avoid getting crossed over as much in pass pro. He falls off of blocks occasionally and needs to do a better job of locking on and sustaining. He absorbs defenders at times instead of being aggressive and attacking. He will flash a mean streak occasionally but he also will look mechanical at times, which leads to him losing leverage and balance. He was durable throughout most of his career but minor knee surgery as a senior still generates concern about his durability.

Overall: Brown practiced at defensive tackle in 2002, did not see any action, and was redshirted. He was converted to the offensive line before the 2003 season and became the starting left tackle for all 12 games that year. As a redshirt sophomore in 2004, Brown started 10 games (nine at LOT and one at ROT), missing one game (10/9 vs. Purdue) because of a sprained knee that he sustained vs. Minnesota. He started all 12 games at the left tackle position in 2005. Brown started all 11 of the games he played in as a senior, missing two (Northwestern and Minnesota) as a result of a surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee.
Brown is an experienced left tackle prospect that finished his career at Penn State as a four-year starter. He still has room to improve in terms of technique, especially in pass protection. His knee injury as a senior also proved to be a minor setback and could cause him to slip a bit in the upcoming draft. Despite those concerns, we still give Brown a mid-to-late first round grade because of his outstanding combination of size, agility and strength. Furthermore, he had been durable for the three seasons prior to his senior year and his footwork is correctable.


From Footballs Future:
Levi Brown OT 6'5 328 Penn St.
By: Robert Davis
After redshirting in 2002, Brown took over at left tackle for the Nittany Lions in 2003, and has not let the position go since. He started one game at right tackle in 2004, but that was because he was slowed with a knee injury. He returned the left side the following week. Last season as a junior, Brown was named 1st team All Big 10, and landed on a few All American teams. He became a two time All American as a senior, landing on various AA lists after the season.

Levi Brown looks like an excellent right tackle prospect. He has the strong frame, and plays with very good power in the running game. He can dominate at the point of attack, and move defenders off the line. Brown will also finish off run plays by driving his man into the ground. He also shows the ability to keep the defender in front of him in pass protection. Brown may bring quite a bit of versatility. He’s played left tackle in college, and may be able to play there in the NFL. His best spot looks like RT, and his ability as a run blocker could allow him to play inside at guard as well.

Judging him as the left tackle spot he has played in college, Brown may lack the athleticism and agility to be a top notch left tackle at the next level. He may be able to hold his own, but it is something he will have to prove once drafted. As a right tackle however, he appears to be what everyone looks for at the position.

Brown is one of the top senior lineman available for the draft. He may not project the best as the premium left tackle position, but as a right tackle, he may be the best available. He is a legitimate first round talent, and a solid senior season will only cement that position.