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DRAFT TALK: OL/DL Scouting Reports
By Tony Pauline
Special To Jets Insider.com
April 23rd, 2008
Virgina DL Chris Long.
Virgina DL Chris Long.
Rankings & Reports: Offensive Line

Rankings & Reports:  Offensive Line

 

Tackles

 

P-Rank

Round

Full Name

School

1

1A

Jake Long

Michigan

2

1A

Ryan Clady

Boise State

3

1B

Chris Williams

Vanderbilt

4

1B

Jeff Otah

Pittsburgh

5

1C

Gosder Cherilus

Boston College

6

2A

Anthony Collins

Kansas

7

2B

Carl Nicks

Nebraska

8

2C

Sam Baker

USC

9

3A

Duane Brown

Virginia Tech

10

5B

Breno Giacomini

Louisville

11

5C

Barry Richardson

Clemson

12

6A

Kirk Barton

Ohio State

13

6B

Thaddeus Coleman

Mississippi Valley State

14

6C

Geoff Schwartz

Oregon

15

6C

Tony Hills

Texas

16

7A

David Hale

Weber State

17

7A

Tyler Polumbus

Colorado

18

7B

Franklin Dunbar

Middle Tennessee

19

7C

Demetrius Bell

Northwestern State

20

FA

King Dunlap

Auburn

21

FA

Dylan Thiry

Northwestern

22

FA

Carnell Stewart

LSU

23

FA

Tyler Luellen

Missouri

24

FA

Charlie Norden

Miami-Oh

25

FA

Floyd Headon

West Texas A&M

26

FA

Akim Millington

Illinois

27

FA

Peter Graniello

Arizona

28

FA

Carlton Medder

Florida

29

FA

Peder Jensen

Montana State

30

FA

David Overmeyer

Florida State

 

 

Full Name:    Jake Long                   School:    Michigan                              Pos:      T

Ht:    6-7             Wt:    313             40:     5.25                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter who began his career at right tackle before moving to the left side as a junior.  Awarded All-Conference and All-American honors the past two years.

Pos:

Massive blocker who has possibilities at both tackle positions.  Terrific pass protector who displays better-than-average footwork and outstanding fundamentals.  Quickly gets his hands up and makes good use of blocking angles and body positioning.  Slides out protecting the edge, fights throughout the action, and always looking to hit someone.  Turns defenders off the line and shows the ability to adjust.  Controls defenders once engaged at the point and plays with a nasty streak.  Looks to annihilate opponents.

Neg:

Not a dominant drive-blocker who gets a lot of movement off the line.  Marginally

effective on the second level.

Analysis:

Long is an outstanding college lineman with good potential for the next level.  He

plays with power and a large degree of intelligence.  A natural right tackle at the

next level, do not dismiss his ability to protect the blindside.

 

Full Name:    Ryan Clady                 School:    Boise State                          Pos:      T

Ht:    6-6             Wt:    309             40:     5.09                 Year:       4Jr

Bio:

Three-year starter used at both left and right tackle.  Awarded varying degrees of

All-Conference and All-American honors since his freshman campaign.

Pos:

Athletic blocker with terrific size and athleticism.  Displays good movement skills on the field, slides laterally to protect the edge, and effective blocking in motion.  Jolts defenders at the point, clears the running lanes, and flashes a nasty attitude.  Redirects to linebackers on the second level, can hit a moving target, and shows outstanding blocking range.  Strong, gets movement from run-blocks, and engulfs defenders.  Blocks with terrific fundamentals and shows outstanding footwork.  Above-average awareness picking up the blitz.  Makes good use of angles and body positioning.

Neg:

At times inconsistent and gets lazy.  Considered indecisive and not a take-charge person.

Analysis:

Clady is an exceptional football player with abundant upside potential.  He will be

a productive starting tackle in the NFL if his priorities are in order and he commit himself to the game.

 

Full Name:    Chris Williams             School:    Vanderbilt                             Pos:      T

Ht:    6-6             Wt:    315             40:     5.18                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter who played left guard as a sophomore before moving to tackle

the following season.  All-Conference selection the past two years.

Pos:

Smart, athletic lineman with terrific size.  Blocks with good lean, flashes power and turns defenders off the ball.  Technically sound with his hands, jolts opponents with good punch and strong at the point.  Keeps his feet moving throughout the action, seals the edge with good body positioning and patient in pass protection.  Makes terrific use of angles and displays above-average lateral blocking range with the ability to protect the blindside.

Neg:

More of a finesse blocker and does not play with a nasty attitude.  Does not

present himself as a dominant drive blocking lineman.

Analysis:

Williams has shown terrific progress the past two years and comes off an

outstanding post-season performing well at both the Senior Bowl and combine.  He

 offers terrific upside and has the ability to quickly develop into a starter at the

next level.  Williams is first round material and the arrow is pointing north for him.

 

 

 

Guards

 

P-Rank

Round

Full Name

School

1

1B

Brandon Albert

Virginia

2

2C

Jeremy Zuttah

Rutgers

4

3C

Roy Schuening

Oregon State

5

4A

Oniel Cousins

UTEP

6

4B

Drew Radovich

USC

7

4B

John Greco

Toledo

8

4C

Brandon Keith

Northern Iowa

9

5A

Chilo Rachal

USC

3

5B

Eric Young

Tennessee

10

5C

Robert Felton

Arkansas

11

6A

Donald Thomas

Connecticut

12

6B

Mike McGlynn

Pittsburgh

13

6C

Pedro Sosa

Rutgers

14

6C

Mike Gibson

California

15

7A

John Booker

San Jose State

16

7A

Devin Clark

New Mexico

17

7B

Chad Rinehart

Northern Iowa

18

7B

William Robinson

San Diego State

19

7C

James Blair

Western Michigan

20

7C

Brandon Barnes

Grand Valley State

21

FA

Hercules Satele

Hawaii

22

FA

Kerry Brown

Appalachian State

23

FA

Shannon Tevaga

UCLA

24

FA

Andrew Crummey

Maryland

25

FA

James Lee

South Carolina State

26

FA

Shannon Boatman

Florida State

27

FA

Mike Fladell

Rutgers

28

FA

Corey Clark

Texas A&M

29

FA

Chris McDuffie

Clemson

30

FA

Shawn Murphy

Utah State

31

FA

Adam Krause

Michigan

32

FA

Ian-Yates Cunningham

Virginia

33

FA

Marshal Ausberry

Liberty

34

FA

Isaac Harris

Mars Hill

35

FA

Brennen Carvalho

Portland State

36

FA

Shawn McMackin

Hofstra

37

FA

Charles Manu

Nevada

38

FA

Brandon Rodd

Arizona State

39

FA

Jordan Grimes

Purdue

40

FA

Justin Britt

Alabama

41

FA

Edwin Harrison

Colorado

42

FA

Stephen Sene

Liberty

43

FA

Derrick Morse

Miami-Fl

44

FA

Jacky Claude

Florida State

45

FA

Josh Sitton

Central Florida

46

FA

Chris Acevedo

Northern Illinois

47

FA

Matty Lindner

TCU

48

FA

Chester Adams

Georgia

49

FA

Nathan McManus

Georgia Tech

50

FA

Andrew Bain

Miami-Fl

51

FA

L.J. Anderson

Central Florida

52

FA

Josh Coffman

East Carolina

53

FA

Tad Miller

Boise State

54

FA

Matt Miller

Ohio

55

FA

Brian Stamper

Vanderbilt

56

FA

Darren Marquez

Southern Illinois

57

FA

Matt Alfred

Eastern Washington

58

FA

Kirk Elder

Texas A&M

59

FA

Charlie Emerson

Indiana

60

FA

David Koenig

Oklahoma State

61

FA

Walter Walker

South Florida

62

FA

Kenard Burley

SMU

63

FA

Cornillious Tables

Jacksonville State

64

FA

Martin O'Donnell

Illinois

65

FA

Nate Safe

North Dakota State

66

FA

Jesse Padilla

Lafayette

67

FA

Brandon Dombrowski

San Diego State

68

FA

Cody Balogh

Montana

69

FA

Glenn Bujnoch

Cincinnati

70

FA

Eric Tunney

Central Michigan

71

FA

Jason Boone

Utah

 

 

 

Full Name:    Brandon Albert             School:    Virginia                                Pos:      G

Ht:    6-5.5          Wt:    309             40:     5.20                 Year:       3Jr

Bio:

Three-year starter awarded varying degrees of All-Conference honors since his

freshman campaign.

Pos:

Large, dominant blocker who easily handles opponents at the point of attack.  Terrific position blocker who seals defenders from the action or engulfs them altogether.  Drives defenders off the line, plays with a good degree of explosion, and flashes a nasty attitude.  Jolts defenders with violent hand-punch and takes out several defenders in a single play.  Possesses better-than-average movement skills, flashes ability blocking in motion, and annihilates linebackers on the second level.

Neg:

Struggles to adjust and does not always block with balance.  Occasionally late with his hands.  Gets tall in his stance.  Does not consistently play with a nasty attitude.

Analysis:

Albert is a solid athlete and an imposing blocker who plays to his size.  Albert will

have a long and productive NFL career if he continues to improve and smoothes

out the rough edges of his game.

 

 

Full Name:    Jeremy Zuttah              School:    Rutgers                                Pos:      G

Ht:    6-3.5          Wt:    303             40:     5.02                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter used at both tackle positions as well as left guard. 

All-Conference selection the past two seasons.

Pos:

Competitive blocker who gets the most from his abilities.  Effective with his hands, jolts opponents at the point, and anchors in pass protection.  Quick out to the second level and effectively seals defenders from the action with good body positioning.  Redirects well to linebackers and can hit a moving target.  Stays with assignments, quick-thinking, and picks up blitzes.  Solid overall blocking strength.

Neg:

Bends at the waist and overextends into blocks.  Not a dominant drive-blocker.

Analysis:

Zuttah is a competitive lineman known for his work ethic and athleticism.  He has

solid size and plays with great intangibles.  One of the more underrated blockers

in this draft, he could find a home as a guard or a center at the next level.

Full Name:    Roy Schuening            School:    Oregon State                        Pos:      G

Ht:    6-3.5          Wt:    306             40:     5.33                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons.  Started

51 games during his college career.

Pos:

Tough, durable small-area blocker who makes the most of his abilities.  Quickly

gets into blocks, explosive at the point, and plays with a nasty attitude.  Jolts

defenders with good-punch, anchors at the point, and plays hard until the whistle

blows.  Effective position blocker who stays square and seals defenders from the

action.  Intelligent, keeps his head on a swivel, and works well with teammates.

Neg:

Played right tackle during his senior season, but did not show enough footwork or

lateral blocking range to protect the edge.  Sets with a narrow base and not a

dominant drive-blocker who turns defenders off the ball.

Analysis:

Schuening has been an outstanding player on the college level and he projects

well to the NFL.  He's a hard-working lineman who does the little things well and

understands his position.  He may never develop into a Pro Bowl player, yet he

could have a long and prosperous professional career as a starter.

 

Full Name:    Oniel Cousins              School:    UTEP                                   Pos:      G

Ht:    6-3.5          Wt:    308             40:     5.21                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Former defensive lineman who started at tackle the past two seasons. 

All-Conference selection as a senior.

Pos:

Developing college blocker who’s at his best on the inside at guard.  Plays with

excellent pad level, bends his knees, and strong at the point.  Patient in pass

protection, fights with his hands throughout action, and controls opponents once

engaged in a block.  Plays with a nasty attitude and works to finish blocks.  Quick

out to the second level, jolts defenders at the point, and easily knocks them from

their angle of attack.  Keeps his head on a swivel and works well with teammates.

Neg:

Not a dominant run-blocker who drives defenders off the ball.  Gets tall as the play

 proceeds.  Lacks lateral blocking range and agility.

Analysis:

Cousins made major strides in his game the past two seasons and he offers good

size, growth potential, and upside for the next level.  He is not a finished product,

yet he could be a surprise starter two years down the road.

 

Full Name:    Drew Radovich             School:    USC                                    Pos:      G

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    301             40:     5.39                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Two-year starter used at right tackle as a senior after manning the left guard spot

as a junior.

Pos:

Hard-working small-area blocker who displayed a lot of improvement last season.

 Strong, plays with a nasty attitude, and rarely gives up an inch of ground.  Keeps

his hands active throughout action, stay square, and blocks with good lean. 

Patient, quick in his head, and immediately recognizes assignments.

Neg:

Marginally athletic, struggles blocking in motion, and not a natural knee-bender. 

Lacks footwork and ability in space.

Analysis:

Radovich displayed progress and consistency as a senior and improved his draft

grade the past eight months.  He may ultimately be kicked back inside to guard,

but he has the potential to start at the next level.

 

 

 

Full Name:    John Greco                  School:    Toledo                                  Pos:      G

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    305             40:     5.35                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter who played the past three seasons at left tackle. 

All-Conference lineman since his sophomore campaign.

Pos:

Strong small-area college tackle who projects to guard.  Powerful run-blocker who

moves opponents off the ball.  Terrific pass protector who easily anchors at the

point and seals defenders from the play with good body positioning.  Blocks with

good lean, keeps his feet moving, and shows good awareness.  Quickly gets his

hands into opponents, correctly places them, and shows good hand-punch.

Neg:

Not light on his feet or effective on the move.  Displays average footwork in space.

Analysis:

Greco is a large and powerful lineman who plays with a nasty streak.  He must

improve the details of his position, yet he has the make-up and nature to develop

into a starter at the next level.

 

 

 

Full Name:    Brandon Keith              School:    Northern Iowa                       Pos:      G

Ht:    6-5.5          Wt:    343             40:     5.29                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Junior-college transfer awarded All-Conference honors last season.  Began his

college career at Oklahoma.

Pos:

Strong, explosive offensive tackle in college who projects to guard.  Fires off the snap, strong at the point, and gets movement from run-blocks, driving defenders off the line.  Keeps his feet moving throughout the action, displays the ability to slide laterally, and plays with good pad level.  Jolts defenders with good hand-punch or completely engulfs them at the point of attack.  Stays with the action and rarely gives up an inch.

Neg:

Does not consistently play with a sense of urgency and slow recognizing the

action.  Stiff, lacks top blocking balance, and overextends into opponents.

Analysis:

Keith is a well-traveled prospect who finally got his feet underneath him last

season.  Improved with more playing time and shows terrific upside potential for

the next level.  Possesses the size and athleticism to surprise a lot of people.

 

 

 

Full Name:    Jeff Otah                     School:    Pittsburgh                            Pos:      T

Ht:    6-6             Wt:    322             40:     5.43                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior.  Began his college

career at Valley Forge Military Academy.

Pos:

Athletic blocker with terrific size and movement skills.  Blocks with good pad level, slides laterally in pass protection, and displays above-average blocking range.  Quickly gets his hands into defenders, jolts them at the point, and walls opponents from the action.  Strong, gets movement from run-blocks, and plays with a good degree of explosion.  Fluid moving about the field, quickly gets out to the second level, and redirects to linebackers.  Can adjust in space and hit a moving target.

Neg:

Bends at the waist or overextends into blocks, which hurts his ability to finish. 

Struggled with an ankle injury late in his senior season which hampered him

through pre-draft scouting events.

Analysis:

Otah is an outstanding prospect with a large amount of upside potential.  He displayed a good deal of progress as a senior and the arrow is pointing north for him.  He must refine the details of his game, yet he is a first-round pick with starting potential at the next level.


Full Name:    Gosder Cherilus           School:    Boston College                     Pos:      T

Ht:    6-6.5          Wt:    313             40:     5.19                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior.  Used at right

tackle his first three seasons in the program before moving to the left side as a

senior.  Started 51 games at Boston College.

Pos:

Powerful, king-sized tackle who projects to the strong side.  Keeps his feet and hands active throughout the action, plays with a nasty attitude, and annihilates opponents.  Always looking for someone to hit, dominant at the point, and easily removes defenders from the action or engulfs them altogether.  Makes good use of angles, jolts defenders with good hand-punch, and keeps his head on a swivel.  Picks up stunts and blitzes.  Gets a lot of movement from run-blocks and anchors at the point in pass protection.

Neg:

Lacks footwork and lateral blocking range and exploited by speedy edge-rushers. 

Not light on his feet, lacks adjustment, and ineffective in motion.

Analysis:

Cherilus has been a durable and dominant blocker on the college level.  He showed flashes of ability on the blindside last season, yet for the most part he looked out of position and he was handled on more than one occasion.  His size, growth potential, and strength will help him find a starting job at right tackle in the NFL.

 

Full Name:    Anthony Collins           School:    Kansas                                Pos:      T

Ht:    6-5             Wt:    317             40:     5.32                 Year:       4Jr

Bio:

Two-year starter used at both left and right tackle.  First-team All-Conference

selection last year as a junior.

Pos:

Well-sized pass-blocking left tackle with growth potential.  Strong at the point,

immediately gets his hands into defenders off the snap, and controls them at the

line.  Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and makes good use of blocking

angles and body positioning.  Displays adequate footwork sliding out to protect

the edge and easily knocks pass-rushers from their angle of attack.

Neg:

Lacks blocking balance, bends at the waist, and struggles to adjust.  Marginally

athletic, not light on his feet, and not effective in motion.

Analysis:

Collins is a solid prospect who could be used at several spots on the offensive line.  He offers a good degree of upside and could develop into a starter at the next level if he steps up the intensity of his game and learns to improve the details of his position.

 

Full Name:    Carl Nicks                   School:    Nebraska                             Pos:      T

Ht:    6-5             Wt:    341             40:     5.25                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Junior-college transfer who began his career at New Mexico State.  Full-time

starter last season who earned All-Conference honors.

Pos:

Big, athletic tackle with a large degree of upside potential.  Strong at the point,

anchors in pass protection, and easily controls defenders.  Keeps his feet moving,

 displays the ability to slide laterally, and blocks with good pad level.  Jolts

opponents with good hand-punch and works to finish blocks.  Better-than-average

 agility and can adjust to knock pass-rushers from their angle of attack.

Neg:

Lacks balance, haphazard in his movements, and on the ground too much.

Analysis:

Nicks is a well-sized blocker with intriguing athleticism.  He offers a good amount

of upside and could start in the NFL if he improves the details of his game.

 

 

Full Name:    Sam Baker                  School:    USC                                    Pos:      T

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    309             40:     5.25                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign.

Pos:

Underrated pass-blocking tackle who gets the most out of his abilities.  Stay square, immediately gets his hands into defenders, and jolts them at the point of attack.  Keeps his feet moving, makes outstanding use of angles, and seals the edge with good body positioning.  Quick in all aspects of the game and flashes a nasty streak.  Strong enough to turn defenders off the line and anchors in pass protection.

Neg:

Does not consistently play with good balance.  Ineffective in motion or on the

second level.  Lacks top footwork and lateral blocking range.

Analysis:

Baker has been a productive college tackle and projects well to the next level.  He

 lacks top upside potential, yet he is polished and smart enough to find a starting

job at one of several offensive line spots.

 

 

Full Name:    Duane Brown               School:    Virginia Tech                        Pos:      T

Ht:    6-4             Wt:    315             40:     5.09                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Former tight end who moved to offensive tackle as a sophomore then started the

next three seasons.  All-Conference selection after his junior and senior

campaigns.  Used on both the left and right side.

Pos:

Athletic college tackle who’s at his best in confined quarters.  Blocks with a wide

base, shows good knee-bend, and effective with his hands.  Jolts opponents with a

 violent hand-punch, stays square, and seals the edge with good body positioning.

  Gets out to the second level and annihilates linebackers.  Patient in pass

protection, can adjust to opponents, and keeps his feet moving.  Does enough to

ride defenders from their angle of attack.

Neg:

Lacks top lateral blocking range.  At times lazy with his hands.

Analysis:

Brown is a well-built blocker who has displayed a variety of skills the past three

years.  He offers potential in a zone blocking scheme, yet he could also thrive in a

power-running offense when he physically matures.

 

 

P-Rank

Round

Full Name

School

1

2C

Mike Pollak

Arizona State

2

3C

John Sullivan

Notre Dame

3

4B

Steven Justice

Wake Forest

4

5B

Kory Lichtensteiger

Bowling Green

5

5C

Fernando Velasco

Georgia

6

6C

Cody Wallace

Texas A&M

7

7A

Drew Miller

Florida

8

7B

Doug Legursky

Marshall

9

7C

Ryan Wendell

Fresno State

10

7C

Jamey Richard

Buffalo

11

FA

Matt Spanos

USC

12

FA

Marcus Coleman

Wisconsin

13

FA

Kyle DeVan

Oregon State

14

FA

Kevin Tuminello

Georgia Tech

15

FA

Adam Spieker

Missouri

16

FA

John Masters

Michigan State

17

FA

Marcus Lipsey

Virginia

18

FA

Rory Thomas

Indiana-Pa

19

FA

Tony Brinkhaus

Minnesota

20

FA

Jeff Cavender

Boise State

21

FA

Christian Morton

South Dakota

22

FA

Jake Gable

Northern Colorado

23

FA

Tim Mattran

Stanford

24

FA

Eric Scott

Kentucky

25

FA

Brett Byford

Nebraska

 

 

 

Full Name:    Mike Pollak                 School:    Arizona State                       Pos:      C

Ht:    6-3.5          Wt:    301             40:     5.03                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive action with the first

team during his freshman and sophomore campaigns.  All-Conference selection

after his junior and senior seasons.

Pos:

Athletic center who’s swiftly moving up draft boards.  Plays with terrific quickness, effective in motion, and can hit a moving target.  Redirects to linebackers well on the second level, plays with a nasty attitude, and fundamentally sound.  Terrific position blocker and anchors at the point.  Seals holes open in the middle of the line and works well with teammates.  Intelligent and always keeps his head on a swivel.

Neg:

Must improve the consistency of his shotgun snaps.  Lacks the classic size and

can be run over in the middle of the field.  Average footwork in pass protection.

Analysis:

Pollak's game has been on the upswing the past year and he is a good prospect

with a large degree of upside.  He must improve his overall playing strength, yet

he is a solid fit in a zone blocking scheme that puts its offensive linemen in

motion.  Should be the first center drafted.

 

 

Full Name:    John Sullivan               School:    Notre Dame                          Pos:      C

Ht:    6-3.5          Wt:    301             40:     5.42                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter who played 45 games with the first team in college.

Pos:

Durable, competitive blocker coming off a disappointing season.  Quickly sets up

off the snap, plays with good lean, and immediately gets into blocks.  Effective

with his hands, makes good use of body positioning, and seals defenders from the

action.  Blocks with leverage and keeps his head on a swivel.

Neg:

Does not play with great balance or strength.  Gets little movement in the middle

of the line and overwhelmed by large defenders.

Analysis:

Sullivan has been a solid player for Notre Dame, yet he failed to meet

expectations last season.  He will be selected during the late rounds of the draft,

yet he has starting potential if he gets his game back on track.

 

Full Name:    Steven Justice             School:    Wake Forest                        Pos:      C

Ht:    6-3.5          Wt:    293             40:     5.27                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and senior seasons.

Pos:

Tough, intelligent center who’s a great leader on the field.  Blocks with good lean,

quick with his hands, and shows explosion in his all-around game.  Plays with a

nasty attitude, always looking for someone to hit, and does a good job

quarterbacking the offensive line.  Solid position blocker who seals opponents

from the action.  Effective with shotgun snap.  Shows the ability to slide laterally. 

Effective on the second level and can hit a moving target.

Neg:

Lacks the dominant base and does not drive opponents off the ball.  Struggles

handling larger opponents.

Analysis:

Justice is a competitive blocker with a terrific understanding of his position.  His

potential at the next level is in a zone blocking system.

 

Full Name:    Kory Lichtensteiger      School:    Bowling Green                      Pos:      C

Ht:    6-2.5          Wt:    298             40:     5.33                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter who began his career at guard before moving to center as a

junior.  All-Conference selection the past three years.

Pos:

Tough interior blocker with an outstanding head for the game.  Feisty, blocks with a nasty attitude, and works well with teammates.  Smart, quarterbacks the offensive line, and does the little things well.  Quickly gets his hands into defenders, jolts them with good punch, and easily rides them from their angle of attack.  Effective in pass protection, showing the ability to slide in a small area then seal defenders from the action with good body positioning.  Keeps his head on a swivel, picks up blitzes, and makes great use of angles.

Neg:

Average run-blocker who does not drive opponents off the line.  Slightly stiff and

must improve his agility.  Had surgery late in February to repair a torn labrum and

may not be 100% in time for camp.

Analysis:

Lichtensteiger is a savvy blocker who's been productive since his early college

days.  Possesses the skills, smarts, and motivation to compete for a job at any of

the interior blocking positions.

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Defensive Ends

 

P-Rank

Round

Full Name

School

1

1A

Chris Long

Virginia

2

1B

Derrick Harvey

Florida

3

1B

Phillip Merling

Clemson

4

1B

Quentin Groves

Auburn

5

2A

Lawrence Jackson

USC

6

2B

Calais Campbell

Miami-Fl

7

2C

Jason Jones

Eastern Michigan

8

3A

Chris Ellis

Virginia Tech

9

3B

Kendall Langford

Hampton

10

4B

Jeremy Thompson

Wake Forest

11

5A

Darrell Robertson

Georgia Tech

12

5A

Brian Johnston

Gardner Webb

13

5B

Johnny Dingle

West Virginia

14

5C

Curtis Johnson

Clark Atlanta

15

6B

Kenny Iwebema

Iowa

16

6C

Chase Ortiz

TCU

17

6C

Dorian Smith

Oregon State

18

7A

Wallace Gilberry

Alabama

19

7A

Jeremy Geathers

UNLV

20

7B

Bryan Mattison

Iowa

21

7C

Tommy Blake

TCU

22

7C

Adamm Oliver

Georgia Tech

23

7C

Joe Clermond

Pittsburgh

24

FA

Leger Douzable

Central Florida

25

FA

Louis Holmes

Arizona

26

FA

Jonal Saint-Dic

Michigan State

27

FA

Antonio Reynolds

Tennessee

28

FA

Rob Jackson

Kansas State

29

FA

Ervin Baldwin

Michigan State

30

FA

Marcus Dixon

Hampton

31

FA

Martrel Brown

North Carolina State

32

FA

Robert Henderson

Southern Mississippi

33

FA

Trevor Scott

Buffalo

34

FA

Chris Harrington

Texas A&M

35

FA

Keith Saunders

Alabama

36

FA

Marque Fountain

Oklahoma State

37

FA

Xavier Mitchell

Tennessee

38

FA

Greyson Gunheim

Washington

39

FA

Adrian Grady

Coastal Carolina

40

FA

Nick Schlekeway

Boise State

 

 

Full Name:    Chris Long                   School:    Virginia                                Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-3             Wt:    272             40:     4.81                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons and named an All-American last year.  Senior-year totals included 79/19/14 when he also intercepted one pass and broke up nine more.  Registered 23 quarterback hurries as a senior.  Junior-year totals included 57/12/4 when he was also credited with 21 quarterback hurries.

Pos:

Intense, athletic defensive end with a complete game.  Plays with terrific pad

level, quickly gets off the snap, and immediately changes direction or alters his

angle of attack.  Fundamentally sound, plays assignment football, and quickly

diagnoses the action.  Intense and goes as hard as possible to make positive

plays.  Slices through the small gaps of the offensive line, redirects to

ball-carriers, and rarely off his feet.  Shows an array of moves when working to get

off blocks.  Possesses a burst of closing speed and also shows ability in pursuit. 

Neg:

Lacks classic size and engulfed at the point by a single blocker.

Analysis:

Long is a smart, disciplined lineman with an outstanding work ethic.  He's been a

playmaker throughout his college career even though opponents constantly

game-plan around him.  Long is a polished prospect and he should be productive

at the next level right off the bat.

 

 

Full Name:    Phillip Merling              School:    Clemson                              Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-4             Wt:    276             40:     4.72                 Year:       3Jr

Bio:

Two-year starter who totaled 78/17/7 as a junior after 46/10/3 the previous year.

Pos:

Athletic defender who is a disruptive force all over the field.  Plays with good pad

level, rarely off his feet, and quickly changes direction.  Fast off the edge, displays

 an array of moves getting off blocks, and makes plays in pursuit.  Possesses

outstanding first-step quickness, consistently doubled by opponents, and tough

to handle.  Solid athlete who can drop off the line on zone blitzes and play in

space.  Fluid moving in all directions of the field.

Neg:

Lacks bulk and strength at the point and struggles getting off blocks once engaged.  Can be a liability in run defense if facing large blockers.  Underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia after the combine and never ran for scouts prior to the draft.

Analysis:

Merling has been an impact player at Clemson the past two seasons and he offers outstanding upside potential at the next level.  He can be used as a pass-rushing end in a conventional system and he also offers possibilities standing up over tackle in a 3-4 alignment.  He needs time to add bulk and improve his strength and his recovery time from the recent sport hernia surgery is sure to scare some teams off.  Yet Merling's ability to make plays in the backfield will get him on the field as a rookie in the NFL.

 

 

Full Name:    Derrick Harvey             School:    Florida                                 Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    271             40:     4.88                 Year:       4Jr

Bio:

Junior-year totals included 49/17/18.5 when he became a full-time starter. 

Totaled 35/13/11 as a sophomore in five starts.

Pos:

Explosive college pass-rusher who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage.  Displays terrific first-step quickness and plays with good pad level and balance.  Rarely off his feet, keeps driving up the field, and effectively uses his hands to protect himself.  Easily moves about the field in every direction and immediately alters his angle of attack to make plays down the line of scrimmage.  Shows great body control and the ability to stay within pass-rush angles.  Slides off blocks laterally and works hard to make plays.

Neg:

Struggles going up against big linemen and can be a liability defending the run.  Weighed in 10 pounds heavier than expected at the combine and ran a poor 40 time.

Analysis:

Harvey is a nice-sized athlete with the tools to be a difference-maker at the next

level.  He must physically mature, improve his playing strength, and keep

developing his speed, yet he offers a large degree of upside potential.

Full Name:    Quentin Groves            School:    Auburn                                 Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-3             Wt:    259             40:     4.57                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Full-time starter the past two seasons after seeing extensive playing time during

his freshman and sophomore campaigns.  Senior-year totals included 38/7/3

when he missed two games with a right foot injury.  Registered 37/12/9.5 the

previous season.  All-Conference selection after his junior and senior campaigns.

Pos:

Explosive athlete who makes a lot of plays up the field.  Quickly gets off the snap with a good first step, fast off the edge, and shows speed moving in every direction.  Rarely off his feet, plays with great balance, and flashes on the scene.  Immediately alters his angle of attack or changes direction on a dime and loses no momentum.  Breaks down well playing with good pad level, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and slides off blocks laterally.  Relentless in pursuit of the ball-carrier and creates a lot of havoc.

Neg:

Stiff pedaling in reverse and looked out of place when used at outside linebacker when he returned from his injury.  Slow getting off blocks and handled by a single opponent.

Analysis:

Groves is a disruptive defender who consistently makes plays in the opponent's backfield.  He possesses outstanding size/speed numbers and if he ever learns to elevate his game and consistently play at a high level he could be an All-Pro player in the NFL.

 

 

Full Name:    Lawrence Jackson       School:    USC                                    Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    271             40:     4.85                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign.

 Senior-year totals included 60/17/10.5 after 43/11/4 the previous season. 

Broke up three passes during his senior and junior campaigns.  Effective special

teams player who blocked kicks in the past.

Pos:

Athletic pass-rusher who’s at his best on the right side in a conventional

defensive scheme.  Plays with good pad level, fluid moving about the field, and

rarely off his feet.  Quick off the snap, fast off the edge, and stays within

pass-rush angles.  Makes plays down the line and shows speed in every direction.

  Moves well to the flanks and flashes ability in space.

Neg:

Slow shedding blocks and does not show many moves or good hand technique to

disengage from opponents.  Inconsistent early in his college career.

Analysis:

Jackson comes off a terrific senior season in which he was an unstoppable force at

 times who impacted games.  He possesses the physical attributes to be a starter

 in the NFL and the upside to produce right away if he continues to improve his

game and play consistent football.

 

Full Name:    Calais Campbell           School:    Miami-Fl                               Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-7.5          Wt:    290             40:     5.11                 Year:       4Jr

Bio:

Two-year starter who totaled 50/12.5/6 as a junior when he also intercepted one

pass and broke up two more.  All-Conference selection as a sophomore after

numbers of 84/20.5/10.5.

Pos:

Large, dominant defensive end coming off a poor season.  Fluid moving in all directions of the field, rarely off his feet, and plays with a large degree of suddenness.  Moves well for a big man, makes plays down the line, and shows the ability to be used in space during zone blitzes.  Gets off the snap with a quick first step, has a burst of speed, and a disruptive force up the field.  Holds the point and effective defending the run.

Neg:

Susceptible to being cut-blocked because of his length.  At times a non-factor last season and too easily knocked from the action by a single blocker.  Marginal speed off the corner.

Analysis:

After a monster sophomore campaign, Campbell was a huge disappointment last season.  His play was uninspired and at times ineffective.  He has all the tools to be a big-time player in the NFL at a variety of defensive line positions.  Campbell made a poor choice entering the draft, as his stock has taken a beating.  He can still be an impact player at the next level if he gets back on track and improves from where he left off in 2006.

 

 

Full Name:    Jason Jones                School:    Eastern Michigan                  Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-5             Wt:    273             40:     4.79                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Former tight end who became a three-year starter and earned All-Conference honors as a senior.  Totals last year included 70/19.5/3.5.  Posted 57/18.5/4 as a junior.

Pos:

Explosive defensive end who's watching his draft stock soar.  Plays with good pad

level, shows great first-step quickness, and explosive in all his actions.  Quickly

changes direction, fluid moving laterally, and rarely off his feet.  Slides off blocks

and makes plays in every area of the field.  Relentless, stays with the action, and

displays a good head for the ball.  Deceptively strong and holds his ground.

Neg:

Must improve his hand technique and disengage from blocks quicker.  Gets locked

 up at the point too often.

Analysis:

Jones is an outstanding athlete with good size and growth potential.  He has

shown marked improvement in his game the past two seasons and he took a giant

step forward as a senior.  Offering great upside, he could develop into one of the

better two-gap linemen from this draft.

 

Full Name:    Chris Ellis                   School:    Virginia Tech                        Pos:      DE

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    263             40:     4.75                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 53/9/8.5.  Also intercepted one pass and broke up five more.  Junior-year numbers included 38/8.5/4.5.

Pos:

Athletic defensive end with possibilities as a pass-rushing linebacker at the next

level.  Breaks down well, plays with good lean, and quickly changes direction. 

Fluid moving about the field, makes plays in every direction, and displays speed

pursuing from the back side.  Possesses good first-step quickness, fast off the

edge, and nicely redirects to the action.  Displays a good degree of suddenness,

flashes on the scene, and plays with a competitive attitude.

Neg:

Lacks natural bulk, easily knocked off balance by the first block, and handled at the point by a single opponent.  Has a history of shoulder injuries, which could raise red flags.

Analysis:

Ellis has been a disruptive force on the college level, constantly making plays in

the opponent’s backfield.  He must improve his playing strength, yet he will offer

immediate potential in the NFL as a pass-rushing specialist.

 

 

Defensive Tackles

 

P-Rank

Round

Full Name

School

1

1A

Glenn Dorsey

LSU

2

1A

Sedrick Ellis

USC

3

2A

Kentwan Balmer

North Carolina

4

2B

Dre Moore

Maryland

5

2B

Trevor Laws

Notre Dame

6

3A

Red Bryant

Texas A&M

7

3B

Pat Sims

Auburn

8

3B

Ahtyba Rubin

Iowa State

9

4A

Marcus Harrison

Arkansas

10

4C

DeMario Pressley

North Carolina State

11

4C

Carlton Powell

Virginia Tech

12

5C

Frank Okam

Texas

13

6B

Keilen Dykes

West Virginia

14

6C

Barry Booker

Virginia Tech

15

6C

Andre Fluellen

Florida State

16

7A

Nick Hayden

Wisconsin

17

7A

Loinel Dotson

Arizona

18

7B

Letroy Guion

Florida State

19

7C

George Chukwu

Rice

20

7C

Maurice Murray

New Mexico State

21

FA

James McClinton

Kansas

22

FA

Eric Foster

Rutgers

23

FA

Henry Smith

Texas A&M

24

FA

Josh Thompson

Auburn

25

FA

Jason Shirley

Fresno State

26

FA

Teraz McCray

Miami-Fl

27

FA

Yaniv Barnett

Arizona

28

FA

Jeremy Gibbs

Oregon

29

FA

Steven Coleman

Oklahoma

30

FA

Martavius Prince

Southern Mississippi

31

FA

Richard Clebert

South Florida

32

FA

Ropati Pitoitua

Washington State

33

FA

Nate Robinson

Akron

34

FA

Keith Shologan

Central Florida

35

FA

Chris Norwell

Illinois

36

FA

Frank Morton

Tulane

37

FA

Vernon Bryant

Hampton

38

FA

Theo Horrocks

Vanderbilt

39

FA

Kevin Brown

UCLA

40

FA

Michael Marquardt

Arizona State

41

FA

Matthew Malele

California

42

FA

Jeremy Garrett

Mississippi

43

FA

Steven Friend

Central Michigan

 

 

Full Name:    Glenn Dorsey              School:    LSU                                     Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-1.5          Wt:    297             40:     4.99                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Two-year starter awarded all-Conference and all America honors after his senior

and junior seasons.  Totals last year included 69/12.5/7 with 42/8.5/3 as a

junior.  Has struggled with a knee injury and stress fracture the past two years.

Pos:

Strong, explosive plugger on the inside who plays with great intensity.  Outstanding athlete that displays great quickness in his all-around game and plays with terrific pad level.  Gets leverage on opponents, fights with his hands to get off blocks and holds the point.  Quickly changes direction, rarely off his feet and wedges through the creases of the offensive line to make plays in the backfield.  Shows ability in pursuit, chases hard to get involved in the action yet also disciplined and stays with assignments.

Neg:

Slowed by blocks at the initial point of contact.  Possesses average pass-rushing

skills.  Injuries have been a problem the past two years and he is still under the

microscope for the knee ailment which has bothered him the past six months.

Analysis:

Dorsey is a solid prospect who can be used in a variety of defensive schemes.  He

 offers starting potential yet does have size limitations which will hurt him.  He is a

 top eight pick in April's draft but could be red flagged with injury concerns.

 

Full Name:    Sedrick Ellis                School:    USC                                    Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-0.5          Wt:    309             40:     5.18                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter named PAC 10 Defensive Player of the Year last season after totaling 58/12.5/8.5 and breaking up seven passes.  Junior-year numbers included 34/8/4.5 when he was awarded the Morris Trophy as the top defensive lineman in the conference.

Pos:

Explosive penetrating defensive tackle who makes a lot of plays up the field. 

Displays outstanding first-step quickness, gets leverage on opponents, and plays

 with great balance.  Fast off the edge, shows speed pursuing the action laterally,

and chases hard to get involved in the action.  Slides off blocks and knifes through

 the small gaps of the offensive line.  Instinctive and plays with good awareness. 

Keeps his feet moving up the field and pushes blockers off the ball.  Athletic and

has the ability to make plays in every direction.  Effectively works his hands and

displays an array of moves when disengaging from blocks.

Neg:

Lacks height, handled by a single blocker, and can be pushed from his angle of attack.

Analysis:

Ellis is a disruptive interior defensive lineman and a better version of former Trojan Mike Patterson.  His draft stock has been steadily improving the past eight months and he comes off an exceptional performance at the Senior Bowl.  Ellis is poised to be a top-eight selection and should quickly break into a starting lineup at the next level.

 

Full Name:    Kentwan Balmer          School:    North Carolina                       Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-4.5          Wt:    308             40:     5.34                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Full-time starter the past two seasons who posted a career-high 59/9.5/3.5 as a

senior when he was awarded All-Conference honors.  Posted 61/2.5/2.5 the

previous year.  Played defensive end as a freshman and sophomore.

Pos:

Well-sized defensive lineman with potential at tackle or as a two-gap end.  Plays with good pad level, effectively uses his hands, and quickly changes direction to make plays down the line.  Displays terrific explosion, keeps his feet driving up the field, and bull-rushes opponents off the ball.  Agile and makes a lot of athletic plays.

Neg:

Must improve his overall body strength, as he's easily held up by a single blocker. Takes downs off and considered an underachiever for most of his college career.

Analysis:

Balmer is a physically talented prospect with a large degree of upside potential. 

After a career year in 2007, he showed promise at the Senior Bowl and is moving

up draft boards.  His ability to produce at the next level will be determined by the

consistency of his effort on the field.

 

 

Full Name:    Dre Moore                   School:    Maryland                              Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-4             Wt:    305             40:     4.93                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after career-high

numbers of 63/8.5/6.  Junior-year totals included 47/7.5/3.5.

Pos:

Athletic defensive lineman who flashes dominance.  Plays with good pad level,

strong in the middle of the field, and displays power on occasion.  Possesses a

closing burst, can quickly change direction, and pursues the action from the back

side.  Covers a lot of area on the field and displays good movement skills. 

Explodes on the scene and can be a one-man wrecking crew.

Neg:

Must develop more moves with his hands and become quicker disengaging from

blocks.  Easily held up at the point and neutralized by lesser opponents.  Wears

down as the game goes on.  Has a soft body.

Analysis:

Moore possesses the physical skills to be a top prospect, but he only

occasionally shows them on the field.  He could be a steal in the second round if

he picks up the intensity of his game and plays to his ability.

 

Full Name:    Trevor Laws                 School:    Notre Dame                          Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-0.5          Wt:    302             40:     5.14                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter who led Notre Dame in tackles as a senior posting 112/8/8. 

Set the single-season record for tackles by a defensive lineman at the school. 

Junior-year totals included 62/9.5/3.5.

Pos:

High-effort, penetrating tackle with an outstanding head for the game. 

Competitive, goes non-stop, and hustles about the field.  Plays with good pad

level, slides off blocks laterally, and makes plays everywhere on the field. 

Neg:

Lacks bulk and engulfed at the point by blockers.  Marginal quickness.

Analysis:

Laws is a competitive defender with limited size and growth potential.  Productive on the college level, he could find a home as a three-technique lineman in the NFL.

 

Full Name:    Red Bryant                  School:    Texas A&M                          Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-4             Wt:    318             40:     5.04                 Year:       5Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter who totaled 46/6/1 as a senior after 19/2.5/1 the previous

year.  Played in just nine games as a junior before missing the rest of the season

with a torn ACL, an injury he struggled with early in his senior campaign.

Pos:

Big, forceful interior defender who flashes dominance.  Strong at the point, gets off

the snap with an explosive first step, and fires through the gaps up the field. 

Changes direction well, fluid moving about the field, and has a closing burst. 

Wraps up when tackling and easily brings ball-carriers down on initial contact.

Neg:

Gets tall as the action proceeds and does not consistently play with good pad

level.  Rumbles about the field.  Gets lazy with his hands.  Does not play with fire

and takes downs off.

Analysis:

Bryant has the physical skills necessary to be a dominant interior defensive

lineman and he offers starting potential.  He was an unstoppable force at the

Senior Bowl, then he turned in a terrific performance at the combine.  He can

produce at the next level if he keeps a high level of consistency.

 

Full Name:    Pat Sims                     School:    Auburn                                 Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-2             Wt:    310             40:     5.13                 Year:       4Jr

Bio:

All-Conference selection last season after moving into the starting lineup and

totaling 37/11.5/4.5.  Sophomore-year totals included 16/5/3.

Pos:

Nice-sized interior defender with a good degree of upside potential.  Gets off the

snap with a quick first step, fires up the field, and plays with a good degree of

explosion.  Forceful at the point, gets a lot of momentum going, and wraps up when

 tackling.  Shows power in his lower body and focused on by opponents.

Neg:

Straight-line player who struggles changing direction.  Slow shedding blocks once

engaged at the point and must improve his hand technique.  Lacks balance and

easily knocked from his angle of attack.

Analysis:

Sims stepped up his game last season after limited productivity and playing time

at Auburn.  He possesses the size and strength to be used on the inside and could

 eventually develop into a nose tackle.

 

Full Name:    Ahtyba Rubin               School:    Iowa State                            Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-2.5          Wt:    318             40:     5.25                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Junior-college transfer who started the past two seasons.  Senior-year totals

included 42/4/1.5 after 34/4/1 the previous year.

Pos:

Thick, powerful interior defensive lineman who’s charging up draft boards.  Plays

with excellent pad level, quickly gets off the snap, and a load on the inside. 

Commands double or triple teams, shows tremendous leg-drive, and bull-rushes

opponents off the ball, collapsing the pocket.  Holds his ground against blocks and

 rarely gives up an inch.  Hustles and gives top effort until the whistle blows. 

Possesses a burst of speed to the action and very explosive.

Neg:

Struggles getting off blocks once engaged and shows minimal hand technique and

moves.  More of a straight-line player who lacks pass-rushing skills.

Analysis:

Rubin comes off a terrific senior campaign in which he took his game to another

level.  He offers the size, skill, and ability to be used at nose tackle and will be a

productive NFL starter as long as he continues to improve his game.

 

Full Name:    Marcus Harrison          School:    Arkansas                             Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-2.5          Wt:    317             40:     5.07                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling

50/7/1.5.  Junior-year numbers included 42/3.5/1.5.  Missed time during the

2006 season after having his knee scoped.  Tore his left ACL in the spring of

2007.  Later arrested in August of 2007 for possession of marijuana.

Pos:

Nice-sized, athletic defensive lineman who makes plays when focused on the task at hand.  Plays low to the ground with leverage, explodes off the snap, and keeps his feet moving up the field.  Fluid changing direction, makes plays down the line and out to the flanks, and displays good movement skills.  Smart, remains disciplined with assignments, and locates the ball.  Used at both the end and tackle positions.

Neg:

Engulfed at the point by single blocker and easily held up by opponents.  Does not

 always go full speed.  Has struggled with injuries the past two seasons, which

hurt his conditioning.

Analysis:

Harrison has shown flashes of being a dominant game-changer on the defensive line the past three seasons.  Injuries and off-field incidents have slowed his progress since his junior campaign.  He must start to show some durability as well as determination to have a shot at the next level and to meet the potential NFL scouts feel he has.

 

Full Name:    DeMario Pressley        School:    North Carolina  State             Pos:      DT

Ht:    6-3             Wt:    301             40:     5.18                 Year:       4Sr

Bio:

Three-year starter who totaled 30/6/1.5 as a senior when he also intercepted two

passes and broke up one more.  Missed two games last season with a knee injury.

 Junior-year totals included 44/7/2.

Pos:

Athletic defensive lineman who struggled with injuries and inconsistency in college.  Explodes off the snap with a terrific first step, fluid changing direction, and makes plays down the line.  Penetrates the gaps up the field, plays with a good degree of suddenness, and has a closing burst.  Flashes strength and the ability to hold the point.

Neg:

Plays with inconsistent pad level, gets tall, and makes himself an easy target. 

Must improve his hand technique and learn to disengage from blocks quicker. 

Plays with a streaky nature and disappears for stretches.

Analysis:

Pressley is a physically gifted prospect who has been a slight underachiever on

the college level.  He has the size and athleticism to be a starter at the next level,

 yet he must play with a consistent motor and start to meet expectations.

 

Tony Pauline is the NFL Draft analyst at SI.com. His year round work on the NFL draft can be found at www.TFYDRAFT.com.