Rd 1 - 00
5 - Levi Brown OT, Penn St
BIOGRAPHY: Former defensive lineman who switched to offense as a freshman and then started at tackle the next four years. All-Conference choice after his junior and senior campaigns.
POSITIVES: Nice-sized pass-protecting lineman with a good understanding of his position. Blocks with leverage, immediately gets hands into defenders, then controls them at the point of attack. Strong, easily holds his ground and rarely gives up an inch of room.
NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment and overall blocking range. Does not consistently play with a nasty attitude.
ANALYSIS: More of a finesse lineman, Brown has the physical, mechanical and intellectual tools to be a starting tackle at the next level. Must develop some consistent fire to his game, which will help him be a top-notch blocker.
Cards trade second round pick (#38) and fourth round pick (#105) to Raiders for Raiders second round pick (#33)
Rd 2 - 0
33 - (From Raiders) Alan Branch DT, Michigan
BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors last season posting 25/6/2, also intercepting a pass and breaking up an additional throw. Sophomore totals included 31/10/5.
POSITIVES: Massive defensive lineman who could be used in a variety of systems. Quickly gets off the snap with a good first step, displays power in his lower body and collapses the pocket. Fluid changing direction, redirects to the action and easily brings ball.
NEGATIVES: Gets tall, does not protect himself and is an easy target for blockers. Does not play with great balance. Must develop more moves with his hands. Needs to properly condition himself.
ANALYSIS: At times, a dominant force on the inside, Branch has been an impressive defender at Michigan. Offers the ability to be used as a two-gap lineman or a wide-bodied conventional tackle. Possesses great upside but must improve the fundamentals.
Rd 3 - 0
69 - Buster Davis LB, Florida State
BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-American honors last season after leading Florida State in tackles. Numbers were 103/8/5 with one interception two pass break-ups. Junior totals included 81 tackles.
POSITIVES: Hard-charging defender who constantly makes positive plays. Displays good instincts and is relentless in pursuit of the action. Fast in every direction, explosive up the field filling gaps and gets depth on pass drops.
NEGATIVES: Cannot shed blocks once engaged at the point, and struggles getting through the trash. Lack of height causes mismatches in coverage when he takes on tight ends.
ANALYSIS: A fiery defender with a special-teams mentality, Davis is a perfect fit for a system that allows him to freely flow to the action.
Rd 4 - 105 - Traded to Raiders
Rd 5 - 142 - Steve Breaston WR, Michigan
Rd 7 - 215 - Ben Patrick TE, Delaware