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2008 NFL Draft Sleepers

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  1. Nors

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    2008 NFL Draft Sleepers

    Each year the NFL Scouts get paid to find the "Sleepers" of the NFL Draft. NFL teams make or break their draft by finding hidden gems in the later rounds. Sleepers don't necessarily need to be super-stars but role players who contribute on special teams and add depth.

    Below is a sneak peek at this years NFL Draft "Sleepers". Check back soon as more will be added.



    Ricky Santos : Quarterback : New Hamp : Ht: 6'2 Weight: 215 lbs.
    Santos is a small school prospect who is at the top of the record books in most of New Hampshire's passing categories. He is a dual threat as he can beat you in the air or scamper for yardage and touchdowns on the ground. He is very reminiscent of Jeff Garcia, and plays with a lot of heart and drive. Whether it’s fair or not, his level of competition will lower the round which he is drafted, but Santos could end up being a steal.




    Todd Blythe : Wide Receiver : Iowa St. : Ht: 6'6 Weight: 210 lbs.
    Blythe isn't the speediest wide receiver out there but he has some great ups and uses his big frame to out muscle defenders to come down with the ball in the endzone. He had a standout out 2005 season where he racked up 1000 receiving yards and 9 scores. If it wasn't for an illness which kept him out of many games in the 06 season, (he still managed 8 touchdowns while only playing in 8 games,)





    Tony Brinkhaus : Center : Minnesota : Ht: 6'3 Weight: 295 lbs.
    Brinkhaus is the anchor on the Gophers offensive line. Will be very attractive to NFL scouts as a athletic center. Is able to play any position on the offensive line. Plays with a lot of aggression and has quite the mean streak. One of the best offensive lineman in the Big Ten.
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    # Name Position College
    1. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Tennessee St.
    2. Heath Benedict OT Newberry
    3. Joe Flacco QB Deleware
    4. Jerome Simpson WR Coastal Carolina
    5. Kendall Langford DE Hampton
    6. Kerry Brown OG Appalachian St.
    7. Josh Johnson QB San Diego 8. Mike Dragosavich P North Dakota St.
    9. Dexter Jackson WR Appalachian St.
    10. Bobbie Williams S Bethune-Cookman
    11. Jerome Felton FB Furman
    12. Brian Johnston DE Gardner-Webb
    13. Chad Rinehart OT Northern Iowa
    14. Brian Witherspoon CB Stillman
    15. Danny Woodhead RB Chadron St.
    16. Rob Zarrilli K Hofstra
    17. Mike Peterson TE NW Missouri St.
    18. Edward Williams WR Lane
    19. Rudolph Hardie DE Howard
    20. Jaymar Johnson WR Jackson St.
    21. Brad Listorti TE Massachusetts
    22. Bruce Hocker WR Duquesne
    23. Demetrius Bell OT Northwestern St. (LA)
    24. Xavier Omon RB NW Missouri St.
    25. Kurt Hout DE Ferris St.
    26. Ricky Santos QB New Hampshire
    27. Ben Hochstein OT Nebraska-Omaha

    28. Lex Hilliard RB Montana
    29. Clyde Edwards WR Grambling St.
    30. Benjamin Dato P Fordham
    31. Shaheer McBride WR Delaware St.
    32. Chris Wagner TE South Dakota St.
    33. Shonda Faulkner OLB Indiana St.
    34. Ben Woods P Buffalo
  3. big dog cowboy

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    What is the source of these "sleepers" Nors?
  4. Nors

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    various internet draft websites
  5. wick

    wick Active Member

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    I can only comment on the team I follow closely (Texas), so I'll throw out wide receiver Nate Jones. He's probably 6-0, 6-1 and 190-195 pounds or so with a 4.5-4.6ish 40 time. Nothing special in the measurables, but he is a pretty good receiver in the Keenan McCardell mold. It would be a long shot for him to have that kind of career, but I could see him making a team and working his way up to a Patrick Crayton type of player down the road.

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