The best left: Day 2. Organized by position(with my previous comments about them):


Ryan Mallet Qb Arkansas: He has the head/arm, does he have the judgment or footwork?

Colin Kaepernick QB Nevada: A gunslinger with mobility, only he’s started for 3 seasons and is pretty intelligent.

Andy Dalton QB TCU:  He’s an advanced developmental project at Qb.

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


Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois: A talented player who turned out not to be nearly as fast/big as advertised at the combine. He’s a rotational back right now imo

Ryan Williams RB Va Tech: His combine 40 time killed his stock. If he can run back into the 4.47 range, he’ll shoot back up. He has obvious potential, but injury risks.

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.

DeMarco Murray RB Oklahoma: Don’t ask him to be a prime back and you’ll do well to get him in the early 3rd.

Shane Vereen RB California: Strong for his size, he has the indescribable “it” imo.

Daniel Thomas RB Kansas State: A real bruiser of a Rb who oddly has good skill on passing routes. Chris Warren clone?

Jordan Todman RB U-Conn: solely a Zone block guy, but he has the indescribable it


Torry Smith WR UMD: Roddy White 2.0? He has the ability/speed and grit.

Kyle Rudolph TE Notre Dame: injury issues, but jaw dropping potential. 6-6 with good speed/hands.

Leonard Hankerson WR Miami: Big play, big risk. He has an amazing combo of size/speed, but he’s almost guarantee to screw up a lot of easy catches each game.

Randall Cobb WR Kentucky: One of those “does a bunch of things well, but nothing great” type guys. He’ll find a role as a slot guy/option runner.

Greg Little WR North Carolina: Good size/speed, but not really great with either. He’s a #2 next to a WR who’s either very big or very fast.

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

Austin Pettis WR Boise State: Sort of a lower talent Greg Little, but I really like his intangibles.

Titus Young WR Boise State: A small burner of an X, but questions about his work ethic.


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

Rodney Hudson OL FSU: Perfect for a Zone block.

Joseph Barksdale OT LSU: I’m higher on him than most, but he’s a great prospect. He has NFL level technical skill/polish, just not a great physical athlete.

John Moffitt OG/OC Wisconsin: Good size, but not very athletic. Good natural blocker though.

Benjamin Ijalana OG/OT Villanova: If I was taking him, I’d take him to be an OG, but I have a feeling he’ll be asked to be an OT.

 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. 

Stefen Wisniewski OL PSU: Even if he was someone else’s son, he’d be seen as a polished OL prospect.

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


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

Marvin Austin DL UNC: Very raw, but great physical tools(he killed it at the combine). Someone will take him higher than expected.

Stephen Paea DT Oregon: A very strong 1-gapper DT with some very impressive potential. Health questions though.

Drake Nevis DL LSU: Another undersized 1-gapper. He doesn’t have the physical tools you want, but he’s relentless. Someone will get a steal on the 2nd day.

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.

Sione Fua DL Stanford: Flying under the radar somewhat, he was a solid piece of a good college defense and is a good prospect for the en vogue 3-4 defense. Another “you see what you’re getting” type player.


Brooks Reid Defensive attacker Arizona: Hard worker—the JJ Watt of 3-4 rushers. Maybe a limited upside right now, but he’ll contribute in a 3-4.

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.

Mason Foster LB Washington: Good physical tools, can play 43 Will or ILB. His lack of concentration will hurt him come draft day.

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.

Justin Houston Defensive attacker UGA: UGA pass rushers don’t have a great track record, but Houston seems to have that determination/agility that you like to see in a 3-4 rusher.

Akeem Ayers LB UCLA: Mr. Versatility. Good size and mental tools. He can play just about any LB position.

Martez Wilson LB Illinois: Physically a freak, his game is rough around the edges—but someone will take him high(and not be disappointed).

Bruce Carter LB UNC: A 4-3 Will without much pass rush ability. Sort of limits where he’ll go.


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?

Aaron Williams CB Texas: Talented, but I just can’t get excited about him when watching the tape on him.

Ras-I Dowling CB UVA: Answered his biggest question at the combine by running a great 40 time. I still think he’s going to have to move to FS(his hipwork needs work).

Brandon Harris CB Miami: A straight out of central casting undersized outside CB from the U.


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