This draft is what is more realistic. No trades, all though, I do believe we will trade for a WR with one of our 1st rd picks and a 5th round pick for PacMan. 1st Rd #22 - Antonio Case CB Arizona 6-0 191 lbs. 4.45 Forty - Case has good speed, good quickness, good agility. Not great, but very good. He is a solid tackler, with very good cover skills. He is exceptional in zone coverage but just good in man to man. However, he is probably the most intelligent DB in this draft. He just understands and sees things two steps before they happen. His up side is not what some of the other CBs in this draft might be but, he will probably be the best CB in this draft to come in and contribute immediatly IMO. Solid character guy with excellent leadership skills. 1st Rd #28 - Limas Sweed WR Texas 6-4 215 lbs. 4.48 Forty - Excellent size and speed ratio. All the tools to be a dominating WR in the NFL. It really is a shame that Sweed has not been more productive in College because all the tools are there. The question is, why? It could be that Sweed was a victom of going to Texas, it could be that timing was wrong for him. When Texas had a good OL, Texas was loaded on offense and so, he didn't get as many opportunities. As he got older, Texas' OL was not as good and so, the opportunity was not there to use his skills fully. Then the injury. I honestly believe that Sweed will become a dominating WR. I also believe that he has a lot of work to do. I don't love taking a WR in the first but he's the best player on the board for our needs. 2nd Rd #61 - Ray Rice RB Rutgers 5-8 199 lbs. 4.42 Forty - Simply the most productive back in this draft. Rice does it all. More quick then fast, Rice is perfectly suited to compliment MBIII in our offense. Runs with power, runs hard between the tackles, runs well to the edge. He sets up blocks well, he catches the ball out of the backfield well, picks up the blitz well, smart, strong character, he's a do it all kind of RB. In fact, the only knocks I have on him are that he's run the ball a lot in college and that he's not real big. It means that Rice may not be able to sustain as a carry the load back for long periods of time. Because of this, Rice will probably fall in the draft. Ironic, to me, that because of this fact, we may be able to land a player that will help our offense immensly. It will also be a very good thing for Rice, IMO. Because we have MBIII, we wont need him to be a 250 carry back. This will only help Rice IMO. 3rd Rd #92 - Carl Nicks Sr. Nebraska OT 6-5 341 lbs 5.22 Forty - Nicks has issues, which is why he will be available in the later rounds. However, Nicks is an exceptionally powerful, quick OL. His talent is exrtodinary. He needs work but he has that mean streak you look for. Very, very strong in the run game. A dominating run blocker who fits well into our scheme. However, he has surprisingly light feet for pass blocking. He could be a LT, he's that talented. In fact, he can play any of the OL positions and be a Pro Bowl player if he chooses to work at it. At 341 lbs, Nicks is probably too big. If he loses some weight, he could easily play at 330 and gain even more speed. The sky is truely the limit with this kid. 4th Rd #126 - DeMario Pressley Sr. NCSt. DT 6-3 301 lbs. 5.09 Forty - Pressley will probably project to a DE for us initially. However, he could also rotate at NT so long as he does not have to consistantly take the pounding of that position. Pressley has excellent quickness and Size for the postion. He is very explosive and plays with very good leverage. Pressley has a great deal of upside and will only get better as his technique improves. Was a team mate of Tank at NCSt. I like this player very much. Once he is able to spend some time in our off season program, I think he can be a NT in rotation and eventually free up Ratliff to move to DE. 5th Rd #163 - Will Franklin Sr. Missouri WR 6-1 214 lbs. 4.37 Forty - Franklin has the kind of speed that you can not teach. Also has that burst you look for to get seperation on DBs. The thing I really like about him is that he is extremely qiuck coming off the ball. His first 10 times at 1.43. His 20 time is 2.50. DeShawn Jackson, considered the quickest of the WRs only times at 1.53 and 2.52. He needs to work on his pass catching. Learn to catch more with his hands and play more physically but again, he has time to develop. Good value pick. 6th Rd #167 - Tyvon Branch Sr. UConn CB 6-0 204 lbs. 4.31 Forty - McKelvin is probably the top rated CB in this draft. Branch's numbers are better in pretty much every area. Branch is a 3 yr starter. Good strong tackler, excellent speed and quickness. Terrific size to go with strong leadership skills. Smart football player but stiff hips. May end up being a Safety in the NFL. Also a heck of a kick returner with 780 yards, 2 TD returns for an average of 28.89 Yards per return. Branch may not be around for this pick. It is the first pick of the 6th round. However, I know that the Cowboys are watching him. Dave Campo of the Cowboys personally came down to work him out. If he's there, I think he's a Cowboy. 7th Rd #235 Lex Hilliard Sr. Montana RB 5-11 231 lbs. 4.68 Forty - Hilliard is a RB but will project to FB for us. Hilliard is a tweener for RB but an excellent prospect at FB IMO. Hilliard is an exceptional blocker and has very good power. His agility numbers are better then those of Payton Hills, considered the #1 prospect at FB in this draft. He runs with power and runs hard all the time. Excellent goal line runner. He's scored 50 TDs during his career at Montana. This man has rushed for over 4000 yards and has a 5.o AYPC. Now, granted, it's DII and not a power confrence but it is still very impressive for a FB IMO. He will need to work on his receiving skills but he has caught 48 passes for 470 yards while at Montana. Great football IQ and a hard worker. Here's the thing that really impressed me about Hilliard. In 729 touches, the guy has zero fumbles. UFA Derek Lokey Sr. Texas DT 6-2 288 lbs. 5.18 Forty - Lokey would probably play DE for us. He could probably play snaps in rotation at NT as well. He is extremely stout against the run. Uses leverage very well. Has burst and shows a good motor. Lokey is being overlooked, for the most part, in this draft. However, if you compare his agility numbers to Dorsey, there size and agility results are very simular. I think Lokey could be a guy who would provide good depth at both NT and DE. UFA Jalene Parmele Sr. Toledo RB 6-0 224 lbs. 4.47 Forty - Parmele is an interesting player. Rushed for 1511 Yds and 14 TDs in 2007and 1131 Yds, 8TDs in 2006. Averaged 5.46 yards per carry over the last two seasons. Not top compation but, he had games 93 yds, 1 TD vs Purdue, 88 yds vs #7 Kansas, 74 yds 1 TD vs Iowa St this season. 2 Big10 teams and 1 very good Big12 team, he average 4.55 yards per carry. He also had 33 catches for 285 yards over the last two years. He's also a pretty good punt returner. This year, he returned 20 kicks for 560 yards, an average of 28 yards per return. Basically, this player has accounted for 2228 total yards in 2007 UFA Jan Jorgensen Sr. BYU LB 6-3 256 lbs. 4.58 Forty - Projects to OLB in a 34. 13.5 sacks in 2007, 20 tackles for loses, two time All Academic MWC player, First team All MWC player 2007. He fits the 34 extremely well and will be an excellent ST player. I've watched this guy play myself. He is the real deal IMO. He can play in the NFL.