Originally Posted by Kaiser Toro
One games does not make or break a player, but Orakpo was flat, Boone I felt was terrific, Melton played well and Cosby, was doing things he did all year.
We are both UT fans so feel free to disagree with any of this. Here goes my analysis of our pro prospects:
WR - Quan Cosby. I would go as far as to say he has the best hands in college football. His age (26 or 27?) will cause him to slide and may even cause him to go undrafted. I have a feeling someone grabs him in the 6th.
OG - Cedric Dockery. He's nothing special, but he has always been a solid player for us. I would project him as a 5th round pick.
DE - Brian Orakpo. Everyone knows this name. Concensus top 10 pick. Has all the tools plus the work ethic to succeed in the NFL.
DE - Henry Melton. After proving to be a very disappointing RB he moved to DE. Athletically, it's all there. Overall, he does not play the position that well, but a good coach would change that. He has only played two years at DE. He is a fine pass rusher and a stout tackler. But he is easily confused and has a hard time filling his gap or keeping contain against the run. 4th or 5th round.
DT - Roy Miller. Big Roy made himself a lot of money in the Fiesta Bowl. He was disruptive all night. He looks like a 3-4 man but he has the athletic ability to be a pocket collapser(sp?) in the 4-3 as well. 3rd round.
I could see teams taking a chance in UDFA on Ogbonnaya (as a FB) and Bobino.