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E.J. Manuel Scouting Report

March 30, 2013 in Scouting Reports


Height: 6’5”

Weight: 237

Arm length: 35”

Hand: 10 3/8”

40 time: 4.65


  • Very good two year production as a starter at FSU
  • Big arm capable of making all the throws.
  • Big physical quarterback
  • Great athleticism and speed, should project well for a Pistol/Option type of offense
  • Very good scrambler, capble of picking up large chunks of yards if his receivers are covered
  • High character and a hard working quarterback
  • Decision making has improved as he's developed
  • Has a nice quick release that helps him avoid sacks
  • Above average accuracy


  • He doesn't project well as an early starter, probably needs a year or two
  • Footwork will get very poor at times and he won't step into throws
  • Disappears versus some of his toughest opponents
  • Needs to read the blitz quicker, and know when to run, throw it away, or stand in there and make a play
  • Needs better eye discipline, can get caught staring down receivers


E.J. Manuel is one of the more intriguing quarterback prospects out there. He's got a great combination of size, arm strength, work ethic, and athleticism, but he's just not a guy who you can project to start early in his career. The upside is there without question, particularly if he's going to get to run some Pistol or Option formations, but it is probably going to take a little longer to realize it. Manuel is a guy I would bet on though as I believe if he finds the right system, and is given a little developmental time, some team is going to get a really talented quarterback in a couple of years. The biggest issues facing Manuel is really working on his footwork, setting his feet properly and stepping into his throws. Many of his mistakes (and even some positive plays that he won't be able to count on at the next level) came as a result of his poor footwork. That is a correctable issue, but a big part of the reason why he needs time to develop. The other thing that he will need to improve on to play at the next level is to work at scanning the whole field and not locking on to his receivers quite so much. He got away with that some in college, but at the next level it will lead to more interceptions and defensed passes. Manuel could go anywhere in the 2nd-3rd round range of the draft.

Senior (Bowl) Superlatives

January 30, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

Tallest Player: DE Margus Hunt-

-Measuring at over 6'8" Hunt took the prize here.

Shortest Player: RB Robbie Rouse-

-Coming in at 5'5" 7/8 Rouse was the shortest player on the field, which at times helped him as it appeared defenders couldn't find him.

Heaviest Player: DT John Jenkins-

-Jenkins weighed in at 359 lbs, but actually carries it pretty well. It is easy to see why 3-4 teams would love to have him as their NT

Lightest Player: WR Marquise Goodwin

-Goodwin came in at 179 lbs, which is a little light for a receiver. Good news is he didn't struggle too much versus the press.

First Player Selected: OT Eric Fisher-

-Fisher all but solidified a top 10 spot with his great week. A couple guys could challenge him, but he could be off the board even in the top 5 in some draft scenarios.

Last Player Selected: (not counting UDFA's): P Jeff Locke

-It's tough finding a player who will go late, but still probably be drafted, Jeff Locke could fit the bill. Ryan Allen will go higher, but plenty of teams could take a look at a punter in the 7th round, particularly one who handles kick-offs as well.

Most Likely to Succeed (in Year one): OT Eric Fisher, DT John Jenkins, RB Stephan Taylor, DL Datone Jones

-These are the four players who should make the highest impact right off the bat, I think all four should play at least significant roles as rookies and prove themselves to be very effective.

Highest Upside: QB E.J. Manuel, DL Margus Hunt, OT Kyle Long, DE Ezekial Ansah

-These are the four players who could be elite stars down the line if it all comes together for them. Hunt, Long and Ansah are pretty new to the game at the upper levels, while Manuel just needs some developmental time.

Best Deep Ball: QB Mike Glennon

-Glennon edges out Landry Jones here due to accuracy, as Glennon showed the strongest arm consistently throughout the week.

Worst Deep Ball: QB Ryan Nassib

-Nassib just couldn't air it out at the same level as some of the other quarterbacks. That doesn't mean he can't succeed, but it means he needs to be in the right system.

Fastest Runner (RB/WR/DB): WR Marquise Goodwin

-As a former track star this is no surprise, but Goodwin can just fly down the field. I will say some corners were highly impressive with running with him, but Goodwin is my favorite for top 40 time at the combine.

Slowest Runner (RB/WR/DB): WR Chris Harper

This is tougher to judge, but Harper is more of a possession receiver and may even be better as a movement TE with some extra weight. He just didn't have the burst that the other receivers, running backs and DB's had.

Best Late Round Value Picks (Offense): WR Conner Vernon, TE Michael Williams, OL Garrett Gilkey, OL Terron Armstead, TE Nick Kasa

-All of these guys should go in the 5th-7th rounds yet should quickly be able to impact a team. Some of them have higher ceilings, but the key here is a low bust factor and an ability to contribute even if it is as a 2nd stringer.

Best Late Round Value Picks (Defense): S J.J. Wilcox, DL Cornelius Washington, LB Ty Powell, S Duke Williams, DT Montori Hughes

Similar to the offensive guys, you should find these guys on the board in the 5th-7th rounds and they should find a way to contribute early.

Players who had the best all-around week (practice and game)

Best Quarterback: Mike Glennon

Best Running back: Stepfan Taylor

Best Tight End: Michael Williams

Best Wide Receiver:  WR Quinton Patton

Best Offensive Tackle: Eric Fisher

Best Interior Offensive lineman: Larry Warford

Best Defensive End: tie Ezekial Ansah and Alex Okafor

Best Defensive Tackle: tie Montori Huges and Kawann Short

Best Inside Linebacker: Kevin Reddick

Best Outside Linebacker: Sean Porter

Best Cornerback: tie Jordan Poyer and Desmond Trufant

Best Safety: T.J. McDonald

Best Punter: Ryan Allen

Best Kicker: Dustin Hopkins

Senior Bowl Game Recap: Who helped and hurt themselves

January 27, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

Helped Themselves:


DT Jordan Hill, Penn State:

-In a game with some bonafide defensive line stars, Hill did a good job showcasing himself. He played with really nice power and showed some good quickness getting to the quarterback on one play.

DL Datone Jones, UCLA:

Jones continued his big week with a nice game, showing both pass rush ability and run defense.

DT Kawann Short, Purdue:

-Short had a huge game showing excellent quickness off the snap and got quite a bit of penetration. Really good all-around game.

LB Sio Moore, UConn:

-Moore might have been a late add, but he came up with a great game. He showed pass rush ability, coverage ability and was good against the run. Great all-around game for him.

S Jonathan Cyprien, Florida International:

-Cyprien had a really nice game all around particularly versus the run. He had 5 overall tackles including one stop for a loss.

CB Jordan Poyer:

-Poyer had a great game in coverage and coming up against the run. He forced one interception and almost had another one himself. He played with good technique and showed some versatility as a return man as well.

QB Mike Glennon, NC State:

Glennon was far from perfect, and his first couple of series were really ugly, but he showed well later in the game. Given how the other quarterbacks fared he did enough to keep his place as the 3rd best quarterback in this class.

RB Jonathan Franklin, UCLA:

-Franklin showed good patience and acceleration, throughout the game. He didn't get many touches, but he did the most with the ones he got.

WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas:

Goodwin showed great speed, he caught the ball well and ran nice routes. He also showed some potential as a return man as well. Really good game all around.

WR Markus Wheaton, Oregon State:

-Wheaton looked quick out there and got out of his breaks with a lot of fluidity. He caught the ball well, including one very impressive catch along the sideline.

OT Eric Fisher, Central Michigan:

-Fisher showed why he was the best offensive lineman down here this week. He had a really strong game showing good form and great potential.

OL Kyle Long, Oregon:

-Long missed the two full days of pads for being sick, so it was nice to see him get a little work with live hitting. I wouldn't say he looked great, but he didn't do poorly either which is big for his stock.


G Larry Warford, Kentucky:

-Warford showed really good technique and power throughout the game. He rarely let people get into his pads and showed a good anchor.

C Brian Schwenke, Cal:

-Had a really strong game, particularly run blocking, definitely looks like he can develop into a starter quickly at the next level. Really love his competitiveness and quickness.

TE Michael Williams, Alabama:

-In addition to continuing to be a devastating blocker, Williams caught a nice touchdown pass where he got by the safety. His receiving was a big question going in, and one that teams should feel a bit better about after a really solid week.

WR Conner Vernon, Duke:

-Really looked good getting in and out of his breaks, and caught the ball well. Really showed that he could be a nice slot receiver at the next level.

QB E.J. Manuel, FSU:

-Not a great game by any standard, but he showed some scrambling ability, threw a beautiful touchdown strike, and just looked far better than most of the other quarterbacks.

DL Ezekial Ansah, BYU:

-Huge game for Ansah in addition to a sack and a half, he batted down a pass and looked great in run defense.

DL Cornelius Washington, Georgia:

-Really looked good as an edge rusher, not elite, but he showed that he could be a role player at the next level.

DL Montori Hughes, Tennessee Martin:

-Small school guy had a good game on a big stage. Showed nice power and leverage.

LB Zaviar Gooden, Missouri:

-Gooden had a big interception and return and looked strong in coverage all game. He definitely appears to be a three down linebacker at the next level.

DB Robert Alford, Southeastern LA:

-Alford had a huge opening kick-off return, then looked really strong in coverage all day. Really nice performance for Alford and one that should help him move up draft boards.

Hurt Themselves:


LB Ty Powell, Harding:

Powell lit it up this week in practice, but he struggled at times today in pass coverage showing just how raw he is, and potentially exposing him as a role player only.

CB Dwayne Gratz:

-After a solid week of practice, Gratz was in poor position throughout the game, and looked very overwhelmed.

QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse:

-Nassib came in with high expectations, but didn't come close to living up to them. With so many other quarterbacks performing poorly or just slightly above average he had a chance to really shine, but just didn't do it. His interception was a really poor throw/decision.

WR Denard Robinson, Michigan:

-Despite a high number of snaps he was fairly ineffective. He couldn't consistently gain separation, and muffed a kick-off.

OL Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin:

-Looked very slow and unable to anchor throughout the game. Really poor all-around show, though he did finish a couple of nice run blocks.

OL Justin Pugh, Syracuse:

-Pugh struggled to anchor throughout the game, giving up quite a bit of pressure including a sack. In the run game he was better, though a couple of times missed his assignment despite being in proper position.


QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma:

-This game saw a lot of lackluster quarterback performances, but Jones had the worst day. He looked very uncomfortable back there and was wildly inaccurate. His decision making was very poor and really could only complete the screen passes.

OL Dalton Freeman, Clemson:

-Gave up far too much ground/penetration throughout the game, does not look like he can anchor effectively.

LB Nico Johnson, Alabama:

-Looks to be just a 2-down linebacker at the next level, really didn't show up well in coverage, and had the quarterbacks been more accurate would have given up far more yards/completions.

LB Chase Thomas, Stanford:

-Thomas didn't look like he could cover effectively, he did better versus the run, but the real question with him was defending the pass.

S Robert Lester, Alabama:

-Didn't look great in coverage, gave up way too much ground. A nondescript performance was the last thing he needed.

S Bacarri Rambo, Georgia:

-Had an interception, but that was more right place, right time than anything special he did. He got lost too much in coverage, and took poor angles to the ball carrier.


Senior Bowl South Team Practice Report Day 2 Led by Lane Johnson

January 23, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

North Practice Report

Notes on Day 2 (Tuesday's) South Practice:


Tyler Wilson, Arkansas:

Wilson followed up a good day with an even better day today. He missed on a couple passes in the early going during 1-on-1's, but he really picked it up after that. He showed really good touch, and I really liked his footwork and the way the ball came out of his hand.

E.J. Manuel, FSU:

Manuel has been very up-and-down. He'll complete 2 or 3 really tough throws, then miss on some easier ones. Love his size and ability to move around the pocket, but accuracy and decision making are more questionable. He does have a really nice deep ball, but was a hair off on a number of his throws down the field. That could just be working with unfamiliar receivers.

Landry Jones, Oklahoma:

In the early going Jones threw perhaps the best pass thrown by any of the six quarterbacks today, unfortunately he didn't come close to repeating that throughout the rest of practice. On quick/short throws he's really good and gets the ball out quickly. But when dropping back from under center or making progressions he struggles.

Running backs:

Stepfan Taylor, Stanford:

Taylor has had back-to-back tremendous practices and has not really shown any weaknesses to his game. The worst you can say about him is he doesn't have elite speed, but few backs who weigh 216 lbs do. He's strong, he's physical, he's showing excellent vision. I love how decisive he is in finding his hole and exploding through it. Really love the burst, the hands, and his cutting ability. He's very much putting on a show and is pushing his way into the 2nd day.

Tight End:

Mychal Rivera, Tennessee:

Jim Schwartz coaches South team in practice.

Jim Schwartz coaches South team in practice.

He hasn't stood out, but he's quietly having a nice week. He catches the ball well, shows some burst. For a smaller tight end he's done okay blocking. Doesn't excel in any one area, but shows some upside.

Michael Williams, Alabama:

Another really good day, for such a big tight end he sure seems to be catching the ball well and getting open. He won't challenge you vertically, but he's not a blocking (still his strong suit) tight end only.

Vance McDonald, Rice:

McDonald didn't have a very good day dropping a couple passes throughout the day. On just about every drop the ball was placed right in the strike zone, which should make that an automatic catch. He did redeem himself some with his blocking and route running, but the drops will hurt him.

Wide Receiver:

Terrence Williams, Baylor:

Didn't have as great of a day, but was still very impressive. He is the fastest and most explosive receiver on this roster, and is at his best when asked to get vertical. Reminds me some of Mike Wallace. A couple reps he was beaten or re-routed too easily, but overall a strong day.

Conner Vernon, Duke:

Had a really nice day, and with Ryan Swope out definitely showed he can be the sure-handed slot receiver that works the middle of the field and eats the zone alive. Vernon had a number of really nice catches and was very fluid in his route running.

Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech:

Had a great second day, showed really nice strong hands, snatching the ball away from defenders on a couple of reps. He showed good speed and was not easily pressed at all.

Offensive Line:

Brian Schwenke, Cal:

Good solid day for Schwenke, showed a lot of nice traits that you look for in a lineman: technically sound, good anchor, nice feet, a little movement to block out in space. He also looks to be a hard worker and seems to get good feedback from the coaches.

Lane Johnson, Oklahoma:

Johnson had another great day, really stonewalled a number of defenders. Shows really nice feet and a good punch. I think he's still better against the pass than against the run.

Larry Warford, Kentucky:

Great day of practice, rarely see him give an inch of ground and in the run game really gets on the defense. I like the way he gets to the second level for a guy his size. He is looking like a day one starter for some team and a top 75 pick.

Defensive Line:

John Jenkins, Georgia:

Jenkins had a great day, the only offensive lineman that did anything against him was Warford, other than that he dominated the line of scrimmage. Loved to see his hustle getting down the line on stretch plays. Also saw him chasing from behind on a short pass, he wasn't conceding even though it was a wide receiver and he had a 5 yard head start. Coaches (and they should) will love that kind of heart.

Montari Hughes, Tennessee Martin:

Hughes was out yesterday due to injury and was even told by his reps that he shouldn't risk it, but he went out there today and had a huge practice. At 6'4" 328, he's a force out there and it showed. He was in the backfield quite a bit and really finished plays well. Really impressed by his work ethic and dedication.

Lavar Edwards, LSU:

Shows some edge rushing ability, but needs to get more consistent, Also he overpursued on a couple of run plays.

Defensive Backs:

Leon McFadden, San Diego State:

Not as strong as yesterday, but still a really nice practice.

B.W. Webb, William & Mary:

Great all-around practice, did a really nice job throughout. Rerouted receivers, stayed on them despite double moves. He also looked good when lined up off man and was able to react to the ball.

Shawn Williams, Georgia:

Non-descript day, didn't really stand out, but wasn't beaten that much either.

Bacarri Rambo, Georgia:

Another poor day, he struggled in coverage. Biting on a double move and just slow to move to the ball. His pursuit was off both against the pass and run. Yet once again he showed all the proper tools in the position drills.

J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern:

Still struggled some in the drills, but looked better in the 1-on-1's and team scrimmage.Obvious that he's still one of the more raw players out there, but was tighter in coverage today and showed better reaction time.

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Senior Bowl Practice Report: Day One South Team Led by Tyler Wilson

January 22, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

Here is a look at the South team's first practice today, including what players helped their stock and who struggled in the early going. The South team is coached by the Detroit Lions staff headed by Coach Jim Schwartz. Players were hit helmets and shells so full contract wasn't allowed. Here is the North team practice report


Landry Jones, Oklahoma:

Is Landry Jones stock falling?

Is Landry Jones stock falling?

-Jones didn't help himself earlier in the day at the weigh-in, coming under 6'4" and not having any outstanding measurable, and then had a poor overall performance in practice. He struggled with his footwork coming from under center and didn't look too comfortable throwing intermediate or longer routes. He has a nice deep ball, but it was rarely on target. He was much more precise on shorter quick passes, but got uncomfortable quick when his first or second read weren't there.

E.J. Manuel, FSU:

-Manuel had a really strong day overall, he showed good mobility in the pocket to buy time and still deliver a strike on the move. His footwork wasn't perfect, but it wasn't bad and allowed him to throw a number of strong accurate throws down the field. A couple times in 7-on-7's and team drills he made some poor decisions or was inaccurate with his throw, but he had a very good practice overall. He's still a work in progress, but the potential is very much there for him to have an impact at the next level.

Tyler Wilson, Arkansas:

Wilson probably had the best day of any of the signal callers. He did throw a bad interception late during team drills, but that was really his only blemish of the day. He showed good poise and awareness in the pocket and displayed a strong accurate arm on a number of throws down field. Overall he did a really good job of placing the ball in the strike zone of his receiver and away from defenders. Wilson definitely opened some eyes with this practice and if he keeps it up this week could move up some draft boards.

Running backs:

Stephan Taylor, Stanford:

Taylor had some concerns about speed coming into the draft process, but showed good burst today, both in rushing and receiving. He might not be the fastest running back, but it didn't appear to be a liability for him either. He showed good vision finding his hole and finding it quickly. I really liked his decisiveness, which is an underrated trait for the next level. Taylor was also really impressive catching the ball as well, he was good in space and ran crisp routes getting separation from the defender.

Andre Ellington, Clemson:

He had an up and down day, but he did show  nice speed and quickness. Also made some really nice plays in space. He had a couple poor plays where he slipped when he tried to make a cut or ran into the pile instead of hitting the hole, but overall it was solid.

Tight End:

Vance McDonald, Rice:

McDonald is an underrated tight end, but had a really strong day that could start pushing him up draft boards. He did everything well today. He ran good solid routes getting separation from both safeties and linebackers. He caught everything that he got his hands on and displayed nice speed. He also did well as a blocker in team drills, showing nice two-way ability.

Michael Williams, Alabama:

Williams isn't the fastest tight end you will every see, but that doesn't mean you can ignore him in the passing game. Linebackers struggled all day to cover him as he used his big frame to shield them from the ball, and displayed nice strong hands. Williams really excelled in the blocking game though as he was essentially a 6th offensive linemen out there. He swallowed up both defensive ends and linebackers with ease.

Wide Receiver:

Ryan Swope, Texas A&M:

Early on Swope had a strong practice showing nice quickness and getting in and out of his breaks. Latter in 1-on-1's and 7-on-7's he struggled on a couple reps dropping two easy catches, one time really drawing the ire of the coaching staff. He also struggled to get any deep separation, and looked most comfortable on quicker routes.

Quinton Patton, LA Tech:

Patton had a really strong day, he was very fluid and showed nice short area quickness. He also showed nice awareness and strong hands. Patton did struggle on some deeper routes as he wasn't able to separate,  and got out muscled a couple of times. He will need to show that he can be more physical, and it will be something to watch going forward.

Terrance Williams, Baylor:

Had by far the best practice of any receiver. Only guy who was consistently able to get behind the coverage and gain separation throughout the practice. He made a number of highly acrobatic catches and tracked the ball well on long passes. Williams looks to be the whole package and will definitely be someone to watch going forward.

Offensive Line:

Larry Warford, Kentucky:

Warford had the best all-around day by any offensive lineman, he was quick off the ball and showed a good anchor, rarely letting anyone push him back or control the point of attack. He also showed surprising quickness for his size and handled speed well.

Dallas Thomas, Tennessee:

Thomas played both guard and tackle in practice and handled his own at both positions. He didn't have the best anchor and didn't finish guys off, but he showed quick feet and re-routed a number of defenders keeping the pocket generally clean. A couple times he did get beat, but overall it was a pretty solid practice.

Lane Johnson, Oklahoma:

Really thought he had a great all-around practice, he lined up at both tackle spots and really showed quick feet and a nice sound base. He anchored well and didn't allow much penetration. He wasn't as good versus the run, but it was by no means a bad showing.

OT Oday Aboushi, OL Garrrett Gilkey and OL Xavier Nixon all looked solid or better as well.

Defensive Line:

Ezekial Ansah, BYU:

Up-and-down practice, looked very quick in individual drills and and 1-on-1's, but struggled some in team drills he didn't win as many battles as you'd hope. Showed some natural bust and edge ability, but needs to get more wins with that talent level.

John Jenkins, Georgia:

Jenkins was a monster in middle, nearly impossible to block 1-on-1, and  disrupting a number of plays with his penetration. He plays with excellent leverage, and despite his size he's very quick off the ball getting into defender's pads.

Malliciah Goodman, Clemson:

Goodman was very impressive today, got off the line quick and was perhaps the 2nd toughest defensive lineman to block after Jenkins. He showed a good ability to rush the quarterback and nice recognition against the run.

Defensive Backs:

Sanders Commings, Georgia:

Commings is thought to be more of a corner, but after today's practice he may be viewed more of a free safety prospect. He was not fluid in flipping his hips, and really struggled when asked to run with receivers. He did some nice things when he played off in a zone and the play was in front of him, but other than that it was not a strong day.

Robert Lester, Alabama:

Lester looked good early on in practice in both individual and 1-on-1 drills, but disappeared or struggled later. He didn't struggle particularly in any one area, but he didn't show dominance either. He was pretty inconsistent in the team drills, with one rep showing nice recognition and back peddle and then the next rep missing his assignment. Overall solid day, but not spectacular.

Bacarri Rambo, Georgia:

Rambo looked flawless in the individual position drills setting the bench mark everyone else was compared to, but he all but disappeared once he started going up against receivers/tight ends. He still made a play or two, but overall he was late recognizing a number of passes, and took bad angles to the ball. Given how he started and his overall hype it was a poor overall showing.

J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern:

It quickly became apparent that Wilcox has just one year at safety under his belt. While he flashes big play ability he looked simply lost out there at times. He really struggled in the positional drills, especially with his ability to flip his hips and his back peddle. While there is some legitimate promise there, he's very much a developmental prospect.

Leon McFadden, San Diego State:

McFadden had the best all-around showing today among defensive backs. He was very fluid in the drills, displaying good speed and quickness. He really excelled when faced with receivers. He showed physicality and great reaction time, and was constantly the toughest draw for a particular receiver.


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Senior Bowl Weigh-In Results: South Team

January 21, 2013 in 2013 Senior Bowl

South Team: (note: a Height of 6033 equals 6'3" 3/8)

OL Oday Aboushi, UVA: Ht: 6052 Wt: 310 Hand: 10.48 Arm: 32.78

DB Robert Alford, SE Louisiana: Ht: 5097 Wt: 186 Hand: 9.38 Arm: 31.38

P Ryan Allen, LA Tech: Ht: 6013 Wt: 231 Hand: 9.62 Arm: 31.75

DL/LB Ziggy Ansah, BYU Ht: DNP Wt: DNP Hand: 10 Arm: 34.62

DB Marc Anthony, Cal: Ht: 5113 Wt: 191 Hand: 9 Arm: 31.5

FB Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forrest: Ht: 6005 Wt: 247 Hand: 9.87 Arm: 29.75

LB Jamie Collins, S. Missouri: Ht: 6033 Wt: 245 Hand: 9.87 Arm: 33.37

DB Sanders Commings, Georgia: Ht: 5117 Wt: 223 Hand: 8.25 Arm: 31.12

DL Everett Dawkins, FSU: Ht: 6021 Wt: 288 Hand: 10.37 Arm: 32.25

DL Lavar Edwards, LSU: Ht: DNP Wt: DNP Hand: DNP Arm: DNP

RB Andre Ellington, Clemson: Ht: 5094 Wt: 197 Hand: 9.25 Arm: 30.62

OL D.J. Fluker, Alabama: Ht: 6047 Wt: 355 Hand: 10.25 Arm: 36.37

OL Dalton Freeman, Clemson: Ht: 6042 Wt: 286 Hand: 9.87 Arm: 31

OL Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State: Ht: 6057 Wt: 314 Hand:10.37 Arm: 31.75

RB Mike Gillislee, Florida: Ht: 5112 Wt: 207 Hand: 8.75 Arm: 30.75

LB Zavier Gooden, Missouri: Ht: 6014 Wt: 233 Hand: 10 Arm: 31

DL Malliciah Goodman, Clemson: Ht: 6035 Wt: 272 Hand: 10.87 Arm: 35.87

DL Cody Grissom, South Florida: Ht: 6013 Wt: 313 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 32.5

WR Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas: Ht: 6016 Wt: 199 Hand: 8.62 Arm: 32.25

K Dustin Hopkins, Florida State: DNP

DL Montari Hughes, Tenn Martin: Ht: DNP Wt: DNP Hand: 10.12 Arm: 31.62

DL John Jenkins, Georgia: Ht: 6037 Wt: 359 Hand: 9.5 Arm: 33.12

LB Nico Johnson, Alabama: Ht: 6017 Wt: 249 Hand: 9.25 Arm: 32.87

OL Lane Johnson, Oklahoma: Ht: 6062 Wt: 302 Hand: 9.75 Arm: 35

QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma: Ht: 6035 Wt: 221 Hand: 9 Arm: 32.12

WR Tavarres King, Georgia: Ht: 6002 Wt: 192 Hand: 9.37 Arm: 32.37

DB Robert Lester, Alabama: Ht: 6012 Wt: 212 Hand: 9.75 Arm: 31.25

TE Phillip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn: Ht: 6031 Wt: 255 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 33

QB E.J. Manuel, FSU: Ht: 6043 Wt: 237 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 35

RB Onterio McCalebb, Auburn: Ht: 5101 Wt:164 Hand: 8.75 Arm: 30.12

TE Vance McDonald, Rice: Ht: 6041 Wt: 262 Hand: 10 Arm: 34.5

DB Leon McFadden, San Diego State: Ht: 5096 Wt: 193 Hand: 8.62 Arm: 31.25

OL Xavier Nixon, Florida: Ht: 6054 Wt: 311 Hand: 10.5 Arm: 33.75

WR Quinton Patton, LA Tech: Ht: 6000 Wt: 202 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 32.25

LB Sean Porter, Texas A&M: Ht: 6013 Wt: 231 Hand: 9.37 Arm: 31.87

DB Baccari Rambo, Georgia: Ht: 6004 Wt: 215 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 30.5

TE Mychal Rivera, Tennessee: Ht: 6032 Wt: 237 Hand: 10.25 Arm: 32.12

OL Brian Schwenke, Cal: Ht: 6030 Wt: 307 Hand: 9.5 Arm: 30.87

WR Ryan Swope, Texas A&M: Ht: 6002 Wt: 204 Hand: 8.12 Arm: 30.37

RB Stephan Taylor, Stanford: Ht: 5090 Wt: 216 Hand: 8.37 Arm: 29.62

LB Chase Thomas, Stanford: Ht: 6031 Wt: 241 Hand: 9.5 Arm: 31.37

OL Dallas Thomas, Tennessee: Ht: 6052 Wt: 308 Hand: 10.37 Arm: 32

LS Carson TInker, Alabama: Ht: 6001 Wt: 231

OL J.C. Tretter, Cornell: Ht: 6035 Wt: 302 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 32.25

WR Conner Vernon, Duke: Ht: 6002 Wt. 193 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 29.75

OL Larry Warford, Kentucky: Ht: 6032 Wt: 333 Hand: 9.62 Arm: 31.87

DL Corneilus Washington, Georgia: Ht: 6040 Wt: 264 Hand: 9.25 Arm: 33.87

DB B.W. Webb, William and Mary: Ht: 5102 Wt: 183 Hand: 9.62 Arm: 30.12

DB J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern: Ht: 5113 Wt: 214 Hand: 8.87 Arm: 30.5

TE Michael Williams, Alabama: Ht: 6056 Wt: 269 Hand: 10.12 Arm: 32.75

DB Shawn Williams, Georgia: Ht: 5117 Wt: 211 Hand: 8.25 Arm: 30

WR Terrence Williams, Baylor: Ht: 6017 Wt: 201 Hand: 8.75 Arm: 30.62

LB Vince Williams, FSU: Ht: 6004 Wt:247 Hand: 9.12 Arm: 31.5


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33. Kansas City – QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas

34. Jacksonville- DT Shariff Floyd, Florida

Cleveland- no pick

35. Philadelphia- OT D.J. Fluker, Alabama

36. Carolina- WR Terrance Williams, Baylor

37. Cincinnati (from Oakland)- RB Giovani Bernard, UNC

38. San Diego- DE Kawaan Short, Purdue

39. New York Jets – QB E.J. Manuel, FSU

40. Tennessee-S Matt Elam, Florida

41. Arizona- OT Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

42. Detroit- DE Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

43. Buffalo-QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee

44. St. Louis- WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee

45. Washington- CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

New Orleans- no pick

46. Dallas- OL Oday Aboushi, UVA

47. Miami – TE Zach Ertz, Stanford

48. Tampa Bay- CB/S David Amerson, NC State

49. Minnesota- OLB Anthony Barr, UCLA

50. Cincinnati- DE Corey Lemonier, Auburn

51. Seattle- WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee

52. Pittsburgh- QB Zac Dysert, Miami (Ohio)

53 New York Giants- CB Desmond Trufant, Washington

54. Miami – from Indianapolis- OLB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

55. Green Bay- OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford

56. Chicago-OG Larry Warford, Kentucky

57. New England- LB Kevin Minter, LSU

58. Denver- RB Eddie Lacy, Alabama

59. San Francisco- FS T.J. McDonald, USC

60. Baltimore- S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas

61. Houston- QB Aaron Murray, Georgia

62. Atlanta- RB Andre Ellington, Clemson

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1. Kansas City Chiefs: QB Geno Smith, WVU-

-The Chiefs are going to be in the market for a new starting quarterback next year, and despite a few recent set backs, Geno Smith appears to be the top one in next year's class. The Chiefs have a strong rushing attack, offensive line and a number of nice weapons which should make Smith's transition fairly easy.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars: OLB Jarvis Jones, Georgia

-The Jaguars pass rush has been non-existent this season, and that is after re-signing Jeremy Mincey and drafting Andre Branch in the 2nd round. Jacksonville has a chance to get the best pass rusher in this draft in Jarvis Jones and it is a chance they should not pass up.

3.Carolina Panthers: DT Jonathan Hankins, Ohio State

-The Panthers are in disarray right now, and although the offense is the bigger culprit, the team has invested too many high draft picks and big money contracts on that side of the ball. Carolina could use a big time defensive tackle, and will land a very good one in Hankins with this pick.

4. Cleveland Browns: DE Bjoern Werner, FSU

-The Browns have gotten their fair share of sacks this season, but they've struggled to maintain consistent pressure on the quarterback. Adding a guy like Werner who is a great pure pass rusher would definitely help. Overall though it is tough to figure out what direction the Browns will go in, until we see how some of their young players perform.

5. Oakland Raiders: QB Matt Barkley, USC

-Though they could consider trading back, I think the Raiders will take a quarterback if they have one of the top two guys on the board when they select. Barkley could be the quarterback of the future that clearly Carson Palmer is not. He could legitimately restart the rebuild in Oakland and set them up for the future.

6. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: OT Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

-The Buccaneers would love to add Joeckel, which would allow them to move their solid LT Donald Penn to RT where he shoudl thrive. This is the type of selection that will improve two positions, which will also have a big impact on both the air and ground attacks.

7. Tennessee Titans: DE Sam Montgomery, LSU

-Sam Montgomery has been phenomenal this year and would be a nice addition to a Titans defense that is lacking playmakers in the front seven. Montgomery is good against the run, but he really shows up as a pass rusher.

8. New York Jets: LB Manti Te'o

The Jets could use a leader for this team, and while they'd like a quarterback, I don't see them reaching this high. Te'o though would be a great fall back option. He could be the leader and star this team is lacking, and once again get this defense up to elite status.

9. St. Louis Rams (via Washington): DT Star Lotulelei, Utah

-Yes the Rams added Michael Brockers and Langford this past year, but could they really pass up on Lotulelei if he is there. With some extra draft picks from the Redskins, the Rams can afford to be bold.

10. New Orleans Saints: DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU.

-The Saints are desperate to generate a pass rush and should focus this top pick on that position. Mingo is an excellent pick-up here, though he doesn't fit as well in to a 4-3 system. Even as a situational guy Mingo could have tremendous upside, on the level of Bruce Irvin and Aldon Smith of the last two drafts.

11. Indianapolis Colts: OLB/DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&M

-The Colts will go defense here and could look at a pass rusher like Moore who is flying up draft boards due to his incredible instincts.

12. Detroit Lions: CB Dee Milner, Alabama

-The Lions are desperate for defensive back help and will be happy to take the top corner on the board. Milner has nice size and potential and should be able to start right away..

13. St. Louis Rams: OT Jake Matthews, Texas A&M

-Jeff Fisher knows what having a Matthews on the offensive line can do for an offense, when he coached HOF Bruce Matthews. If he has a shot to add his son, Fisher would be crazy to pass up on that choice.

14. Arizona Cardinals: QB E.J. Manuel, FSU

-This could be considered a reach or surprise pick, but we keep seeing more teams take chances on quarterbacks with this new rookie wage scale. Manuel has big play ability and his mobility would give the Cards another look.

15. Buffalo Bills: QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee

-The Bills need to find their quarterback of the future and could take a shot on Tyler Bray with this pick. Bray has the size and potential, but isn't a complete product just yet. .

16. Miami Dolphins: WR Keenan Allen, Cal

-This is a bit of a fall for Allen, but he hasn't necessarily shown himself elite  yet. Also, most teams have other pressing needs ahead of wide receiver.