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The best left: Day 3. Organized by position(with my previous comments about them):


QB:

Ricky Stanzi QB Iowa: He’s the anti-Ryan Mallet. He has the intangibles/experience, but questions persist about his arm.

Greg McElroy QB Alabama: Smart, a winner, decent arm. He has trouble with pocket presence.

 

RB/FB:

Derrick Locke RB Kentucky: One cut and go. He might be limited to a zone block system, but he could be very good in that role.

Jordan Todman RB UConn: A lower rent Derrick Locke, but he could be as good.

Kendall Hunter RB Oklahoma State: I’d feel better about him as a prospect if he wasn’t so small/slow.

Roy Helu Jr RB Nebraska: He smoked the combine 40 time(which was a big question about him), but he might be a workout warrior. He plays slower than his time.

Bilal Powell RB Louisville: For a prospect who runs hard and just needed a good 40 time to shoot past Vareen, Hunter et al, skipping the 40 at the combine wasn’t good.

Owen Marecic FB/LB Stanford: He can legitimately play LB or FB in the NFL. Hard worker, good guy, better teammate.

WR/TE:

Terrance Toliver WR LSU: A decent sized flanker without great speed. He was the Mikel LeShoure of the WRs at the combine.

Armon Binns WR Cincinnati: if you like Toliver/Baldwin, but don’t want to pay that high a price.

Tori Gurley WR South Carolina: BIG flanker with great hands/intangibles. About as fast as an iceberg. Maybe should move to TE?

Luke Stocker TE Tennessee: He’s not as good a receiver as he’s being billed, but he’s a great blocker.

Virgil Green TE Nevada: Rawer than cookie dough, but reminds me of a more athletic Dustin Keller.

OL:

Clint Boling OG UGA: undersized with decent speed, rawer as a blocker.

James Brewer OT Indiana: Roger Saffold 2.0?

Jarriel King OL South Carolina: Very inconsistent with good physical ability. He would dominate stretches, then disappear for as long.

Derrick Newton OL Arkansas State: Very raw, but he has the potential to be a starter if you handle him right.

Darius Morris OT Temple: Good tools, but very raw. He’s probably a RT in the NFL who’ll need to develop.

Marcus Cannon OL TCU: Big, fast, technical and polished. Can start tomorrow just about anywhere. Worries about his lymphoma drops him.

Alex Linnenkohl OC Oregon State: Fluid in protection, good size, but he struggles to continue his blocks into the next level.

DeMarcus Love OL Arkansas: He’s going to have to play OG in the NFL because his footwork just isn’t there. 

 Jake Kirkpatrick OC TCU: Raw, but good physical tools and playing Center in a spread is a positive in my book.

DL: 

Cedric Thorton DL Central Arkansas: Very raw, but has NFL level physical tools.

Mike Blanc DL Auburn: multiple red flags, but has undeniable talent/skill

Greg Romeus DE Pittsburgh: he’ll drop due to back issues, but he’s a steal.

Jerrell Powe NT Ole Miss: Huge drop in perception from post 2009 to today, but some 3-4 team will get themselves a good NT in the 3rd day.

Lawrence Guy DL Arizona State: He killed it at the combine and teams like versatile DLinemen who can physically play anywhere.

Pernell McPhee DE Miss State: A better teammate/leader than player. He’s very limited potential-wise, but you know what you’re getting from him.

LB:

Steven Friday Defensive attacker Va Tech: Very 1-dimensional, but he can be a dedicated pass rusher in the NFL.

Brian Duncan Defensive attacker Texas Tech: A dedicated pass rusher, he could contribute solely on 3rd downs for a 3-4 team

Rodney Gnat Defensive attacker Louisville: Didn’t blossom until Charlie Strong took over—but he has NFL caliber rush skills.

Greg Jones LB Michigan State: Started last season as one of the top defensive prospects, but his senior bowl started a long slide that’s not really stopping.

Colin McCarthy LB Miami: One of the stars of the senior bowl/combine. He could be an early 2nd with a good pro day—teams like hard workers who are teachable….at least the good teams do.

Casey Matthews LB Oregon: A really like him, but he was too evasive at the combine to trust him.

Quan Sturdivant ILB UNC: A very versatile defender, he’s probably most fit at weak side ILB in a 3-4, but he could play anywhere.

 

DB:

Quinton Carter FS Oklahoma: A solid, if unspectacular FS prospect who should be a B+ level Starter in the NFL for awhile.

Deunta Williams FS UNC: He’ll drop dramatically due to his broken leg, but he’s a real talent: good coverage FS/ballhawk. 

Robert Sands S WVU: Amazing physical tools, questionable instincts/intangibles..why isn’t he a top 20 pick?

Shiloh Keo S Idaho: hard worker, sure tackler.

Ahmad Black S Florida: He just makes plays. He’s small, slow, but he’s always around the ball.

Kendric Burney CB UNC: I like him, as does Mayock, but that 4.7 at the combine really worries me.

Tyler Sash SS Iowa: Don’t expect a big time talent when you take him. You should expect a hard worker who’ll tackle surely.

Brandon Burton CB Utah: Probably a nickel/slot CB in the NFL, but he can battle with flankers well.

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