Final 2008 Small School Players

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    Since the draft is 2 weeks away, and the pro days are starting to wrap up, I jus thought I would throw out my top small school players by round. The players in bold are my personal favorites. I would be happy to explain any of my choices if necessary.

    1st
    CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State

    1st/2nd
    QB Joe Flacco, Delaware

    2nd
    N/A

    2nd/3rd
    CB Antwaun Molden, Eastern Kentucky

    3rd
    QB Josh Johnson, San Diego
    DE Kendall Langford, Hampton

    3rd/4th
    WR Dexter Jackson, Appalachian State
    DE Brian Johnston, Gardner-Webb

    4th
    WR Jerome Simpson, Coastal Carolina

    4th/5th
    OLB Curtis Johnson, Clark Atlanta

    5th
    OG Chad Rinehart, Northern Iowa
    WR Arman Shields, Richmond

    5th/6th
    N/A

    6th
    OLB Bryan Smith, McNeese State
    P Mike Dragosavich, North Dakota State
    OT Thaddeus Coleman, Mississippi Valley State
    OG Kerry Brown, Appalachian State

    6th/7th
    FB Jerome Felton, Furman
    FS Corey Lynch, Appalachian State
    OT Demetrius Bell, Northwestern State
    DE Rudolph Hardie, Howard


    7th
    OT Brandon Keith, Northern Iowa
    RB Xavier Omon, Northwest Missouri State
    WR Pierre Garcon, Mount Union
    ILB Shane Simmons, Western Washington
    CB Brandon Carr, Grand Valley State
    OG Mackenzy Bernadeau, Bentley
    FS Bobbie Williams, Bethune-Cookman

    7th/PFA
    ILB Joe Mays, North Dakota State
    RB Chad Simpson, Morgan State
    OLB Andy Studebaker, Wheaton
    OG Shawn McMackin, Hofstra
    QB Brad Roach, Catawba
    RB Tim Hightower, Richmond
    OT David Hale, Weber State
    OT Ben Hochstein, Nebraska-Omaha
    CB Cary Williams, Washburn
    K Shane Longest, St. Xavier
    RB Danny Woodhead, Chadron State
    WR Jayson Foster, Georgia Southern
    RB Justin Beaver, Wisconsin-Whitewater
    CB Brian Witherspoon, Stillman


    PFA
    WR Weston Dressler, North Dakota
    SS Michael Eubanks, Delta State
    WR Shaheer McBride, Delaware State
    RB Lex Hilliard, Montana
    S Tony LeZotte, James Madison
    DE Marcus Dixon, Hampton
    QB Mark Nicolet, Hillsdale
    OLB Will Clewis, Central Oklahoma
    ILB Gian Villante, Hofstra

    OLB Kroy Biermann, Montana
    OLB Vincent Redd, Liberty
     
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    What do you know about Bernadeau, the Guard from Bentley. The Eagles brought him into Philly for a private workout after working him out at Bentley.
     
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    He would be a nice pickup in the 7th. Good size, 6'4" 300lbs or so. Nothing really stands out about him. Average strentgh, average speed. Just seems to get the job done.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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    My Favorite 10 for the Texans

    1) CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tennessee State
    This is a no brainer. Superb athlete that fills a need for the Texans. Has 4.3 speed, and his incredible agility. DRC is also a playmaker in the secondary. The only problems are that he is raw, and he might not be there at 18. He would start the season as the nickel corner, then probably by week 4 move to the #2 spot.

    2) DE Brian Johnston, Gardner-Webb
    Johnston is another phenomenal athlete. His 10 yard split was equal to McFadden’s. When you take that with his size (6’5” 280 lbs) and his strength, that is a good DE to put opposite Mario.

    3) OT Thaddeus Coleman, Mississippi Valley State
    Coleman would be a project OT. He is a monster, 6’8” and 308 lbs. He has the mean streak to match, although he does go a bit over the top. He has long arms for the position. His 40 time could be better, but for an OL its not too bad.

    4) FS Corey Lynch, Appalachian State
    Another playmaker in the secondary, with 24 picks over his career. Solid tackler with a knack for blocking kicks. He also tested better than I anticipated, 4.58 40 and a 6.71 4 cone. He is a very smart player.

    5) DE Rudolph Hardie, Howard
    Hardie slipped in my rankings during the season, but he still has the tools and stats. Around 6’2” and 270 lbs, he runs just below a 4.8. He does get a nice burst off the line however, as shown by his 9.5 sacks this year and 24 TFL.

    6) OG Mackenzy Bernadeau, Bentley
    I don’t know what it is. Bernadeau has average speed coupled with average strength. However, he has constantly been among with best D2 lineman. He is just one of those players who does his job.

    7) OLB Andy Studebaker, Wheaton
    Studebaker is an athlete. You would probably have heard more about him if he had not injured his foot during the season, and need surgery to fix it. However, in 12 games he put up 17.5 sacks and 24.5 TFL. He runs in the high 4.4’s.

    8) ILB Joe Mays, North Dakota State
    Mays plays hard. He lacks measurables, and that is what is probably gonna keep him out of the draft. He is short, around 5’10”, but built at 245 lbs. His speed is lacking, around a 4.7-4.8. He just flat out plays well. Loves to hit, he would contribute on special teams right away.

    9) RB Danny Woodhead, Chadron State
    Here is some love for the career rushing leader. Fast but small. He does have decent thickness for his height. He is a very strong player, not only in his legs but in his upper body (20 reps). He is explosive, as shown by his 38” vertical, 10’01” broad jump and 1.44 10 yard. There are reasons why he set the record.

    10) WR Weston Dressler, North Dakota
    Dressler is another small guy. He holds almost all receiving records at UND. He returns kicks and punts. He is not a burner (4.44), but he is shifty. He also has a great set of hands. To me, he looks like a poor man’s Wes Welker.

    Just missed the cut:
    CB Brian Witherspoon, Stillman
    RB Justin Beaver, Wisconsin-Whitewater
    OLB Curtis Johnson, Clark Atlanta
     
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