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beerlover
01-28-2007, 08:29 PM
22. DALLAS - Brandon Meriweather, FS Miami. 6000 195 4.49

Showed he possess the coverage skills the Cowboys require in the secondary, playing some nice corner work in the Senior Bowl. Brandon's overall athleticism and versatility have NFL scouts intrigued. A veteran of 30 starts over four years with Miami, Meriweather has played every position in the defensive backfield. Primarily seeing action at strong safety, Meriweather started at free safety as a sophomore, nickel back as a true freshman in 2003 and was even used this season at cornerback when Miami played against elite receivers.
Despite starting only a handful of games at cornerback over his career, Meriweather was asked to cover Calvin Johnson and showed great competitiveness and athleticism in limiting the eventual Biletnikoff winner to five catches for 68 yards (including a 1 yard touchdown).


23. KANSAS CITY - Sidney Rice, WR South Carolina. 6040 205 4.55

Very productive (holds school's single-season records for receiving yards (1,143) & 13 touchdown catches plus six 100-yard receiving games) has a tremendous understanding of the game, excellent hands & runs crisp routes w/deceisive breaks & double moves. is tireless.

24. NEW ENGLAND - Paul Posluszny, OLB Penn State. 6020 230 4.58

Patriot lb's are looking old, slowing down & need infusion of youth at least @ OLB. Paul already looks and plays the part of a Patriot. He is smart & effeicent side line to side line. Explosive hitter and reliable in the open field. Breaks down as well as any linebacker in the country and simply doesn't allow the ballcarrier to get past him. Rare athleticism is shown in his coverage ability. Smooth turning motion and active hands to disrupt the receiver attempting to make the catch. Athletic and opportunistic as a pass rusher. Posluszny's character and intelligence is even more impressive than his physical gifts.

25. N.Y. JETS - Daymeion Hughes, CB CAL. 6000 188 4.54
While Hughes might lack timed speed, he plays deceptively fast. He varies his speed when in coverage, effectively baiting quarterbacks. At his best in man to man. Good, albeit not great, overall quickness in mirroring the receiver. Understands routes and reads the quarterback's eyes well. Gets a good break on the ball and is as dangerous when the ball is in the air as any cornerback in the country. Believes the ball is his to catch and competes well for it. Has the instincts, short-area quickness, and reliable tackling to be effective in zone coverage. Not a big hitter, but a reliable one-on-one tackler in the open field and isn't afraid to take on bigger runners.

26. PHILADELPHIA - Robert Meachem, WR Tennessee. 6030 210 4.48

Shows the change of direction agility to go along with his speed to be a breakaway threat with the ball in his hands...Has very good field awareness to settle in the zone's soft spot and can adjust to situations in attempts to make the play...Can out-distance himself from the crowd or press with his strength and quickness...Gets off the snap cleanly and uses his hands with force to prevent from being rerouted...Can threaten the deep secondary immediately, especially vs. off coverage and has no problems getting a clean release vs. the jam...Has the breakaway speed and loose hips to separate and elude...Physical type with the ability to maintain his stride through his route progression...Hard to knock off his patterns and shows smooth body adjustments to catch the ball in stride...Because of his size, you would expect Meachem to look lanky in his routes, but he has the short pitter-patter steps and burst to look effortless through route progression...Has the balance and feet, along with explosive acceleration and excellent body control out of his cuts to gain valid yardage after the catch.

27. NEW ORLEANS - Lawrence Timmons, Florida State 6030 232 4.62
Good quickness off the initial snap. Flows easily from sideline to sideline to make plays. Excellent pursuit player with the speed to catch the ball carrier from behind. Instincts noticeably improved as season went on. Quick enough to meet and shed blocks at point of attack. Runs downfield toward the line of scrimmage and can explode through line to make the play. Athleticism evident in coverage, as well. Rare downfield speed to keep up with running backs and tight ends in coverage and shows the change of direction and balance to stick closely. Good speed off the edge as a blitzer. Natural blitzer, with the agility to avoid blockers. Good closing speed.

28. NEW ENGLAND - Marcus McCauley, CB Fresno State 6010 200 4.43

Has all the measreables (athleticism & size you look for its his heart I question. Can run stride for stride with any receiver in the country and has rare agility but gets out of position dropping off too deep, especially for a player of his height then lacks footwork to recover. Long arms and knows how to use them to disrupt the receiver at the line of scrimmage and when the ball is in the air. Good leaping ability. Good awareness in zone coverage. Strength might be his man coverage. Smooth hip turn, has an extra gear when the ball is in flight and breaks on the ball well. Catches the ball cleanly and experience as running back and returner in high school is clear with his comfort with the ball in his hands.

29. BALTIMORE - Ben Grubbs, OG Auburn 6030 315 5.10

Based off his senior bowl performance was under rated & may yet grade out to be the #1 interior lineman. One of the most unheralded players in the collegiate ranks, Grubbs has that old school mauler's mentality combined with the new school athleticism that saw him become even more dominant during his senior year, filling the leadership void on the Auburn front wall.

Not since the days of Alan Faneca (1995-97) at Louisiana State has a Southeastern Conference offensive guard displayed that perfect blend of power, intensity and athletic ability that Grubbs brings to the field each week. Originally recruited as a defensive lineman, he moved to tight end during his redshirt freshman year before becoming a dominant force at the demanding left offensive guard position for the Tigers during his last 32 games.


30. SAN DIEGO - Brandon Siler, ILB Florida 6020 238 4.64

Very athletic, quick & deceisive good fit for the 3-4 has the ability to play all positions as needed which adds value. A playmaker who should help address the run defense, add depth and improve speed @ the 2nd level.


31. INDIANAPOLIS - Arron Sears, OT Tennessee 6030 317 5.25

Would add depth to Paytons protection, will have time to develop as needed in the tackle position or replacement of smaller weaker interior guards to improve running game. Arron was the unquestioned leader of the Vols' offensive unit, Sears was not only a model of consistency in 2006, but had one of the finest seasons of any Tennessee offensive lineman in the history of the program. The powerful left offensive tackle received winning grades for blocking consistency in every game last season, and earned four perfect scores from the coaching staff.

32. CHICAGO - Zach Miller, TE Arizona State. 6050 260 4.79

combines mental and physical toughness, amazing receiving skills and punishing effort as a blocker...Named a 2006 Playboy All-American...was named to the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top offensive player

* measureables/scouting service provided by NFL Draft Scout-
* bottom of actual draft order yet to be determined-
*all picks subject to change-

beerlover
01-29-2007, 10:06 AM
I'm surprised nobody has responded to this group. the later picks I have the hardest time with, besides the teams already being winners & mostly addressing depth this is where you see alot of the 1st tier of guards/centers going hence I added a pair of unsung heros of the trenches Grubbs & Sears. the best Center (have my fingers crossed falls into the Texans lap) is Ryan Kalil USC.

http://images.athlonsports.com/d/840-2/Ryan+Kalil+.jpg

YoungTexanFan
01-29-2007, 10:17 AM
I'm surprised nobody has responded to this group. the later picks I have the hardest time with, besides the teams already being winners & mostly addressing depth this is where you see alot of the 1st tier of guards/centers going hence I added a pair of unsung heros of the trenches Grubbs & Sears. the best Center (have my fingers crossed falls into the Texans lap) is Ryan Kalil USC.

http://images.athlonsports.com/d/840-2/Ryan+Kalil+.jpg

I hope for this too. I wish we had like 2 second rounders though because some LB or DE or RB or OG or DB is going to fall out of the first that we also need, but I think a top flight leader of our offensive unit is a need.

amazingandre
01-29-2007, 01:27 PM
no way the bears waste their first pick on a te...sorry they dont needone at all........

Ole Miss Texan
01-29-2007, 01:47 PM
Well if denver doesn't draft running backs and offensive line high in the draft...Kubiak and Smith may be making a case that our team is actually in Houston with the addition of Adrian Peterson and Ryan Kalil in the first two rounds come April.