2009 Small School Prospects

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  1. rmartin65

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    Now that the Combine is done, and a few of the pro days are done, here is my top 5 positional rankings for the small school (FCS, DII, DIII, NAIA) prospects. The heights and weights are from NFL Draft Scout, it was nice to have most of the heights and weights in one place. The rankings however, are my own. I have watched film on almost all of these guys, so without further ado, here is the list:

    2009 Small School Position Rankings
    QB
    1) Rhett Bomar, Sam Houston State, 6’2” 225 lbs
    2) Jason Boltus, Hartick, 6’3” 225 lbs
    3) Mike Reilly, Central Washington, 6’3” 214 lbs
    4) Nathan Brown, 6’1” 219 lbs
    5) Brock Smith, Liberty, 6’2” 242 lbs

    RB
    1) Rashad Jennings, Liberty, 6’1” 231 lbs
    2) Javarris Williams, Tennessee State, 5’10” 223 lbs
    3) Josh Vaughn, Richmond, 6’ 234 lbs
    4) Herb Donaldson, Western Illinois, 5’10” 222 lbs
    5) Tyler Roehl, North Dakota State, 5’10” 232 lbs

    WR
    1) Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian, 6’ 185 lbs
    2) Ramses Barden, Cal Poly, 6’6” 229 lbs
    3) Domonique Edison, Stephen F. Austin, 6’2” 204 lbs
    4) Julius Pruitt, Ouachita Baptist, 6’3” 211 lbs
    5) Jon Davis, Azusa Pacific, 6’3” 205 lbs

    TE
    1) Zach Miller, Nebraska Omaha, 6’4” 233 lbs
    2) Jared Bronson, Central Washington, 6’4” 253 lbs
    3) John Nalbone, Monmouth, 6’4” 258 lbs
    4) Robbie Angone, Delaware, 6’6” 258 lbs
    5) Jeremiah Wurzbacher, North Dakota State, 6’5” 250 lbs

    OT
    1) Joel Bell, Furman, 6’7” 315 lbs
    2) Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State, 6’7” 332 lbs
    3) Nick Hennessey, Colgate, 6’6” 291 lbs
    4) Sam Allen, Grand Valley State, 6’5” 296 lbs
    5) Kyle Link, McNeese State, 6’6” 305 lbs

    OG
    1) Roger Allen, Missouri Western, 6’3” 326 lbs
    2) Louis West, Henderson State, 6’7” 378 lbs
    3) Tim Henderson, Northwestern State, 6’3” 326 lbs
    4) Jonathan Compas, UC Davis, 6’2” 298 lbs
    5) William Giles, Tennessee Chattanooga, 6’4” 290 lbs

    OC
    1) Cecil Newton, Tennessee State, 6’2” 294 lbs
    2) Colin Dow, Montana, 6’5” 305 lbs
    3) Tommy Crowley, West Texas A&M, 6’4” 293 lbs
    4) Scott Lemn, James Madison, 6’2” 286 lbs
    5) Jonathan St. Pierre, Illinois State, 6’3” 312 lbs

    DE
    1) Lawrence Sidbury Jr., Richmond, 6’3” 266 lbs
    2) Pierre Walters, Eastern Illinois, 6’4” 269 lbs
    3) Greg Peach, Eastern Washington, 6’2” 252 lbs
    4) Ryan Kees, St. Cloud State, 6’5” 276 lbs
    5) Desmond Bryant, Harvard, 6’6” 288 lbs

    DT
    1) Sammie Lee Hill, Stillman, 6’4” 329 lbs
    2) Everette Pendescleaux, Northern Iowa, 6’6” 305 lbs
    3) John Faletoese, Cal Davis, 6’2” 285 lbs
    4) Chris Baker, Hampton, 6’2” 326 lbs
    5) Louis Ellis, Shaw, 6’2” 315 lbs

    OLB
    1) Jason Williams, Western Illinois, 6’1” 241 lbs
    2) Willie Williams, Union, 6’3” 228 lbs
    3) Lee Robinson, Alcorn State, 6’2” 249 lbs
    4) Jovan Belcher, Maine, 6’2” 229 lbs
    5) Jacob Calderon, Cal Lutheran, 6’ 234 lbs

    ILB
    1) Cyrus Mulitalo, Sacramento State, 5’11” 244 lbs
    2) Tom Korte, Hillsdale, 5’11” 236 lbs
    3) Ryan Phipps, Idaho State, 6’ 228 lbs
    4) Nathan Williams, Murray State, 6’1” 228 lbs
    5) Owen Koeppen, Carroll, 6’1” 232 lbs

    CB
    1) Don Carey, Norfolk State, 5’11” 192 lbs
    2) Ladarius Webb, Nicholls State, 5’10” 179 lbs
    3) Domonique Johnson, Jackson State, 6’2” 198 lbs
    4) Gregory Toler, St. Pauls, 5’11” 185 lbs
    5) William Middleton, Furman, 5’10” 193 lbs

    FS
    1) Colt Anderson, Montana, 5’10” 194 lbs
    2) Javorris Jackson, Savannah State, 6’4” 216 lbs
    3) Dre’Mail Hardin, Stillman, 6’ 195 lbs
    4) Tom Nelson, Illinois State, 5’11” 196 lbs
    5) Marcus Haywood, James Madison, 6’ 190 lbs

    SS
    1) Andy Romans, Lafayette, 5’10” 218 lbs
    2) Allen Nelson, McNeese State, 6’1” 210 lbs
    3) Chauncey Calhoun, Valley City State, 6’1” 204 lbs
    4) Brandon Gathof, Eastern Kentucky, 6’2” 205 lbs
    5) Drew Mack, Towson, 6’ 205 lbs

    Return Specialists
    1) (WR) Larry Beavers, Wesley, 5’10” 167 lbs
    2) (WR) Kevin Teel, Hampton, 5’8” 158 lbs
    3) (WR) Jeremy Gilchrist, Hampton, 5’9” 176 lbs
    4) (CB) Peter Ittersagen, Wheaton, 5’10” 190 lbs
    5) (CB) Robert Haynes, Michigan Tech, 5’11” 192 lbs

    The players in bold are those I think would be the most beneficial to the Texans.
    I would be happy to answer any questions.
     
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  2. steelbtexan

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    You didn't bold anybody.

    I like
    1. Sidbury
    2. S.L. Hill
    3. C. Baker
    4. J. Williams
    5. D. Johnson (hometown guy)
     
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    Cameron Luke (WR) from Texas State is pretty good, take a look at him.
     
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    If I made a top 15 list, Luke would make it. He puts up impressive stats, and until the pro days I had him top 10. But the reports on him are slower than I would have liked. Other guys simply have more upside.
     
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    RM, what's your take on Sidbury?
    I've seen him in the East-West game and also the FCS semi-final against Northern Iowa.
    Would be interested in hearing your comments!
     
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    I'm not sure if you guys think of Clemson as a small school but I am liking Aaron Kelly WR 6'5" 204 lbs 38inch vertical and 4.49 combine speed. WHich means he may be even faster. He is on my board in 7th.
     
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    Hmm, he's tall, how come I never noticed him in the two Clemson games I watched recently!?!
     
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    Sorry it took a while to respond, I had an astronomy final and then I drove home for Break.

    Sidbury is a talent. I think he has the bulk to stay at DE, but it is still a little risky. For the Texans I would say third round,, but he might get picked in the mid second. He is real quick and has great arm length. I would not be surprised to see him get 7-9 sacks per year after a while.
     


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    Clemson is ACC, so not a small school guy. He has great measurables.
     
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    Sounds like about what I saw.
    I don't know if we can afford a project in rd 2 or 3.
    I will go back and watch him again, but I think he'll need to get down all the techniques before he can make a splash in the NFL.
    It all depends on how fast and how much he can learn.
     
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    Sidbury is one of the main reasons Richmond beat Montana besides a heavy dose of Ward
     
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    Eh. 3rd round, I would grab him. He should be able to contribute on passing situations, its just being a 3 down player that could be a problem. He will get pressure on the QB.
     
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    I do like his potential, but I think he will have problems with the big tall guys with long arms and there are quite a few of those in the NFL. Not quite sure how he handles the TE.

    I will go back and watch him some more in both the semi and the final.

    But, I think for the Texans, a 4th or 5th rounder might be available like Phillip Hunt or Orion Martin. If Sidburry is available in the 4th, they should consider him, JMO.
     
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    Tyler Roehl and Domonique Johnson.
    I haven't seen those guys yet.
    What are the skinnies on them, guys?
     
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    He will not be there in the 4th. His kind of athleticism will assure that. Sidbury will be a project player, dont get me wrong. But he can contribute immediately. If the Texans want him, the 3rd round is the very latest. He might be gone by then.

    I am not a Johnson fan. I was very high on him going into the season, and he had a very solid season (5 picks, 13 passes defensed), but I dont see it translating. He had the benefit of a good pass-rush. He is also not a great tackler, and will have problems covering really shifty guys. I guess a flyer in the 6th would not be too bad. There are better CB's in the draft though, especially if you want double value (Peter Ittersagen will be a UDFA, and he is a great punt returner).

    Roehl is one of my favorites. He screams versatility. He has played both half back and fullback, and has very good hands. He is a team guy that will be a monster on special teams. I would take him in the 7th, but there is a strong chance he will be UDFA.
     
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    Does he run low to the ground?
    His blocking?
    Ball security?
     
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    The man is a bowling ball. He runs very low, especially considering he is 5'10". He is a load to brink down. In the 6 games I have seen, he has not fumbled. He is an average blocker, better than RB's but not quite on par for a FB. That can be taught though, he does not have much experience there. I see a spot as the goal line back, 2nd string FB and 3rd string TE (great hands). Also like I said above, the kid will be a great special teamer. Everything I have seen indicates that he loves contact.
     
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    I picked him up on my radar just before combine as a undrafted FA to look at and then he did the 40. Rubbed my eyes, said dammnn! and put him on my board at 7th. Walters has him at #17 WR and he struggled last year as did the entire team. He might be a project but late day 2? I'm all over him.http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2009WR.php
     
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    I still want to check out some more on their safeties, so I'll keep an eye for him.
    Thanks!
     
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    I wish there's some game tapes on him.
    A little bit from youtube wasn't much.
    He looks good, but seems to run a bit high, I guess that was just in open space.
    I sure would like to see how he runs between tackles.
    If he can move the pile a little, and can hit the hole faster than Dayne, then I'm all for it!
     

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