With the 29th pick in the NFL draft New York Jets select WR Golden Date from Notre Dame
5'11 199lbs 4.36 40 time
Outstanding athleticism --- Good bulk with a solid frame --- Excellent speed and quickness --- Nice balance and agility --- Strong, reliable hands and intense focus --- Amazing ball skills --- Great leaping ability and body control --- Extremely elusive with terrific vision and is a terror in space --- Will run through and break a lot of tackles --- Great awareness --- Very tough, aggressive and competitive --- Supremely confident --- Is also a fantastic return man and offers a lot of versatility.
Is shorter than you would prefer --- Not a polished route runner --- Has some trouble getting off of the line --- Lets the ball get into his chest at times --- Just an average burst and isn't particularly explosive --- Does not get a lot of separation --- An average blocker but gives solid effort.
NYJ could use a pass rusher since that bust Gholston isnt gonna provide it. But I dont see much there to snatch. Jets also could use some interior OL but the best interior lineman are gone. So we turn to another need on offense which is a playmaker. And since the NFL is a copy cat league and the attention of the "slot reciever" is getting noticed more and more? Golden Tate fits that bit. Similar to Steve Smith in NY, but with more speed. This also gives Sanchez a reliable WR since Butter finger Edwards is hit and miss when getting him the pigskin. NYJ will continue to pound the ball, but if that is stuffed/contained? And you need that 3rd down pickup? He can get it done.
Great height --- Really long arms --- Has a frame that can accommodate more weight --- Excellent athlete --- Quick and agile --- Nimble feet --- A natural knee bender --- Slides well laterally and can mirror --- Excels in pass pro --- Terrific range to pull and get to the second level --- Gives good effort --- Decent instincts and awareness --- Considerable upside.
Raw as a technician --- Needs to continue bulking up --- Not real tough or physical --- Isn't very strong --- Questionable balance --- Doesn't always use proper leverage --- Has trouble sustaining blocks --- Does not protect the edge as well as he should --- Isn't stout at the point of attack --- Will not get a huge push in the run game --- Lacks versatility.
Was a two-year starter for the Trojans --- Named 1st Team All-Pac-10 in 2009 --- Began his college career as a 250 pound tight end but eventually made the move to the offensive line halfway through his redshirt season in 2005 --- Will most likely be limited to the left side at the next level as he really doesn't have the necessary skill set to play right tackle or guard --- An impressive physical specimen with loads of potential but hasn't quite put it all together yet --- Will require some patience / development but has the talent to be a blindside protector.
With Lilja now gone, Charlie Johnson being a below average LT, and Ryan Diem quickly deteriorating a blind side protector is needed. Slide Diem inside to RG, decide what to do with Johnson once FA signing Adam Terry's ability at RT is evaluated, if he can start put CJ at LG, if not, RT.
KG said he wants Everson Griffen for the Saints, so first round's done.
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Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois
Arrelious has made a wise move in declaring for the 2010 NFL draft. Benn has great size for the position, and also possesses elite speed compared to many of this years' other receiving prospects. Benn has been a starter since the beginning of his freshman year in Champaign. During that time, he has found a wide variety of ways to contribute for the Illini. During his three year career at Illinois, Benn has amassed 2221 yards receiving on 159 catches for an average of 13.9 yards per catch. He has caught 7 touchdown passes and also run for three scores. Benn doesn't just display his playmaking skills on offense, he is also a valuable contributor to Illinois' special teams. He has returned 42318 kickoffs in his career for an average of 23.7 yards, and returned one for a touchdown his freshman year. Benn had a disappointing 2009, due mostly to frequent double teams by opposing secondaries and underwhelming quarterback play. Benn has all the physical tools to be an All-Pro wide receiver in the NFL, but will have to work on sharpening his route running if he wants to succeed on the next level. If Benn shows improvement in his route running during the combine and workouts he could sneak into the first round, but likely will be drafted early in round two.
Arrelious Benn has helped himself tremendously with his workouts this offseason. He started by running a 4.48 second 40 yard dash at the combine, where he also caught the ball better than expected during drills. He followed that up by running a 4.40 second 40 yard dash at his Pro Day in March. Benn is still likely a second rounder, but could be considered late in the first by teams like the Bengals or Jets.
With the 3rd pick in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select WR Demaryius Thomas out of Georgia Tech.
Height: 6'3 1/4, Weight: 225
With TCU DE Jerry Hughes still surprisingly on the board, the Bucs are tempted to take the promising young DE/OLB. But the Buccaneers have perhaps the worst WR corp in the entire NFL after losing WR Antonio Bryant due to free agency. Unless the Bucs make a play for Brandon Marshall, they'll look to draft a no. 1 WR with one of their two 2nd round picks to give Josh Freeman another weapon to go along with TE Kellen Winslow, Jr. and 7th round pick last year, WR Sammie Stroughter. Thomas didn't have tremendous numbers in college, due primarily because of the type of offense GT ran.
Demaryius Thomas has outstanding size with length and is very strong for a WR. He has large and strong hands, even for a big WR. He uses his body very well and is solid at catching balls in traffic. He understands how to use size to his advantage and numerous times in his collegiate career, he'd post up defenders and grab the ball out of the air. He has soft hands to pluck the ball. Catches in stride and shows run strength to bust through arm and ankle tackles. Also the BEST blocking WR in the draft. He used to run in the 4.3's prior to breaking his foot.
With Benn and Robinson gone (my top two original picks here), it was a coin flip between Thomas and Hughes. With the Bucs grabbing McCoy in the first round, addressing their biggest hole at DL, they must address their 2nd biggest hole at WR.
With the 4th pick in the 2nd round the Washington Redskins select RB Jahvid Best from California
5-10, 199 lbs
"If you paid any attention to the NFL scouting combine, you without a doubt know the name Jahvid Best. Running a 4.35 in the 40 naturally garners one some attention. Best could easily be a top 15 pick if not for a serious history of injury and durability. These concerns will likely move him to the early part of the second round, even though he still has the ability to make a serious impact at the pro level.
Speed, vision, and quick feet have allowed Best to succeed at the collegiate stage. Despite the small frame he is not afraid to lower his shoulders before contact and hit the inside holes with confidence which separates him from other RBís of his structure. The superb instincts/football I.Q. that Best possesses makes him a home run hitter with the ability to take it to the house on any play.
On the contrary due to his size Best got mangled in pass protection and was more often than not taken off the field on passing downs. Unfortunately his speed does not translate into power, repeatedly being dragged to the ground upon first contact. Best seemed to lack the ability to break tackles and never looked to run through the defender.
A history of surgery on his ankle and elbow, and a 2009 season ending concussion coupled with his lack of power has made Bestís stock in this draft decline. Until proven, Best does not seem to be an every down back. His small frame and lack of ability to handle the pass rush are the specific reasons why. That being said, if put into the right situation (as a compliment to a power back) Best could still be extremely effective, Ala Felix Jones and Marion Barber."
Some of the guys I wanted are gone, so I went with a home run threat.
With the 37th pick, the KC Chiefs select Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
This is a steal here for the Chiefs. Jermaine Gresham is everything you look for in a NFL TE prospect. He may not have elite speed like a Vernon Davis, remarkable ball skills like Antonio Gates, or the grittiness of Jason Witten, but he is the most well rounded tight end prospect to come out in years. He creates mismatches in the middle of the field against linebackers and he is too big and physical for most safeties to cover him. With their first pick they were able to strengthen the offensive line with Bryan Bulaga. Now they get a franchise TE with their second round pick. Gresham is going to be an elite player in the league, and will have a great place to start in Kansas City. He shouldn't have much of a problem securing the starting spot. Matt Cassel will be smiling if he sees Bulaga and Gresham as the Chiefs first 2 selections.
Versatility, Hughes was a high school running back and was converted to defensive end. He is able to play outside linebacker in a 3-4 or an end in a 4-3. Outside linebacker is probably where he will end up since he is on the smaller side to play defensive end. Very good as a pass rusher as he had 28.5 sacks in his career, and lead the nation in 2008 with 15. Stepped up with big games against top competition.
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The Oakland Raiders select Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU
while there are many needs in this dysfunctional so called organization and football team WR is one of it's biggest issues. Brandon LaFell is a high upside low risk pick here in the 2nd round, he has the size and strength to atleast be a good blocker and possession reciever in the league if not a star and that is worth something. Although he has the tools, size, and game breaking ability to possibly be a star someday.. not to mention he is a touchdown maker it would not be a surprise for him to fail in Oakland just because he won't be put in great position to succeed there, but overall great prospect.
With the 40th pick in the 2010 draft, the San Diego Chargers select...
Tyson Alualu, California-DT.
6'3 - 295 lbs.
Gets moving quickly at the snap, shooting the gap with energy. Tends to play with good leverage and stacks up blockers at the point; sheds them in time to make the tackle. Moves well into the backfield. Has quick footwork and hands. Is intelligent. Reads screens and draw passes well.
However, lacks explosiveness. Average speed (5.10est) limits his pursuit ability; could be a bit inconsistent. Must learn to attack every play. Lacks pure, pass rushing skills. Must add bulk. Will have some trouble holding up at the point of attack against big NFL offensive linemen.
A 3-4 end with good upside, Alualu does not make jaw-dropping plays, but is strong and productive. He is unlikely to be drafted as high as he will probably be rated, but in time will prove to be a better NFL player than many of the more highly touted defensive tackles who will be drafted ahead of him.
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With the 42nd pick in the NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select CB Devin McCourty out of Rutgers.
With the Bucs' having addressed their two biggest needs with their first two picks (McCoy/DT & Thomas/WR), the Bucs go to another need; CB. Ronde Barber surprised many with his play last season, but will likely need to be replaced this season or the next season. And drafting a CB this high to team with one of the top CB's in Aqib Talib will make the Bucs' secondary (along with S Tanard Jackson) one of the best in the NFL, if McCourty lives up to his expectations.
McCourty has excellent athleticism and adequate size with long arms. Hes got great speed with a burst to close and recover if beaten at the LOS. Very quick and agile. Nice instincts and awareness. Reliable tackler and comes up to help in run support. He's also a special teams ace, having blocked 7 punts in his collegiate career, and is a solid returner.
His twin brother, Jason, plays for the Tennessee Titans.
I think Pats take Brandon Graham over Odrick if available in 1st round..anyways here is my first 2nd round pick for the Pats.
Ricky Sapp 6'5 225 -DE
03/13/2010 - TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS: Ricky Sapp, Clemson, 6-4, 252, 2: Moved from defensive end to standup linebacker last year, he responded with career highs in tackles (60), tackles for loss (15) and sacks (five) to go with a forced fumble. Those numbers became even more impressive when he revealed at the combine that he played the season on a right knee that was at 60% strength, stemming from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in November 2008. Sapp had surgery to repair the injury. Whether Sapp plays outside linebacker in a 3-4 or defensive end in a 4-3, his promise is as a pass rusher. A high school track sprinter and basketball star, Sapp has an overall athleticism that is more striking than his football ability. If he learns to harness all his talent, he can become an elite pass rusher in the NFL. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com/CBS Sports/USA TODAY
Outstanding athleticism --- A lanky frame with really long arms --- Fast and explosive with a burst --- Agile with great change of direction and balance --- A terror bending off the edge --- Excellent range --- Does a terrific job in pursuit and closes in a hurry --- Uses his hands well --- A reliable tackler and powerful hitter --- Smooth with fluid hips and is comfortable in space --- Offers both positional and schematic versatility.
Was a three-year starter for the Tigers --- Named 2nd Team All-ACC as a senior, the first time he garnered all-conference notice --- Was also a track and basketball standout in high school --- 2008 season ended prematurely when he tore the ACL in his right knee and was hampered by other injuries throughout his college career --- Backed up the late Gaines Adams early on and was expected to follow in his footsteps but never quite lived up to that potential --- Talented prospect who may be a better athlete than football player --- Classic 'tweener whose best fit might come as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 front --- Could be better pro than college player if the light comes on and he is utilized properly.
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TOP RATED NFL DRAFT SCOUT OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS: Sergio Kindle, Texas, 6-3, 250, 1: Instinctive, athletic playmaker at outside linebacker in the 3-4, but might be a terror as a 4-3 pass-rushing defensive end if he adds about 20 pounds. He is tightly wound and competitive yet has natural balance and athleticism to play under control. He started 24 games in his career, including 13 at defensive end in 2009. Kindle is a two-time All-Big 12 selection with career stats that include 168 tackles, 13?? sacks, 39 tackles for loss, 56 pressures, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He has a history of nagging injuries and off-field issues, including being treated for a concussion last year after crashing his car into an apartment building while text-messaging in July. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange, NFLDraftScout.com/CBS Sports/USA TODAY