Selections #42 (Chicago trades #26 to Buffalo for picks #42 and #73) Danieal Manning S Abilene Christian Position: S Class: 3Jr School: Abilene Christian Conference: Lone Star Ht., Wt.: 5-10.5, 202 40 Time: 4.48 Selected by: Chicago Bears Round 2, pick 10 (42 overall) Grading System BIO: All-Conference and All-American selection as a junior after defensive totals of 49/3/4. Also averaged 12.8 yards on 19 returns with one touchdown and 26.8 yards on 13 kick returns with another score. Sophomore totals were 54/2/6 on defense with an average of 29.2 yards on 13 kick returns and one touchdown as well as a 22-yard average on 15 punt returns, with two more scores. POSITIVES: Athletic prospect with outstanding size/speed numbers. Fluid flipping his hips in transition, has a burst of closing speed and flashes on the scene. Quickly breaks to the throw, aggressive supporting the run and physical in all aspects of the game. NEGATIVES: Not overly instinctive and struggles locating the ball or diagnosing the action. Wastes movement and needs a lot of mechanical work. Hesitant recognizing routes in zone coverage. ANALYSIS: A versatile defensive back who can be used at free safety or cornerback, Manning is a solid developmental prospect. The ability to break games open as a return specialist could help him sneak into the draft.s first day. ____________________ #57 Devin Hester CB Miami Position: CB Class: 3Jr School: Miami (FL) Conference: Big East Ht., Wt.: 5-10.5, 190 40 Time: 4.41 Grading System BIO: All-Conference return specialist last season after averaging 14.2 yards on 22 punt returns, bringing one back for a score. Defensive numbers included 11/1/1 as a back-up cornerback. All-American return specialist as a sophomore averaging 17.2 yards on 19 punt returns with three scores, and 25.9 yards on 15 kick returns with an additional touchdown. Defensive numbers that year were 17/4/2. POSITIVES: Outstanding athlete who impacts the game handling the ball. Has ball skills at cornerback, runs with opponents in any direction of the field and plays with great balance. Has an outstanding burst of speed and contorts in midair to make the reception. Physical and not afraid to mix it up. Quick-footed and elusive handling the ball and cannot be caught if given the slightest amount of open space. NEGATIVES: Marginal instincts and ball awareness. Must improve his overall techniques. Lacks a sense of timing and late-reacting. ANALYSIS: A prospect with immense athletic abilities, Hester is a proven game breaker as a return specialist. Needs a lot of work at the cornerback position and could ultimately be moved to wide receiver. Speed and natural skills alone make him enticing. ____________________ #73 DT Dusty Dvoracek Oklahoma Position: DT Class: Sr School: Oklahoma Conference: Big Twelve Ht., Wt.: 6-2.5, 306 40 Time: 5.07 Selected by: Chicago Bears Round 3, pick 9 (73 overall) Grading System BIO: All-Conference and All-Academic selection as a senior, posting 44/18/4. Played two games in .04 before getting suspended. All-Conference as a junior in .03 after totals of 40/16/7. POSITIVES: Fiery, intense defender best as a one-gap lineman. Gets off the snap with a great first step, displays an array of moves and works to get off blocks. Keeps his feet moving on contact and makes plays in all directions. Plays hard from start to finish yet remains disciplined and stays within himself. NEGATIVES: Does not consistently play with good pad level and is slow shedding blocks. Lacks skills in pursuit. Career was marred with several alcohol-related incidents. ANALYSIS: An outstanding worker, Dvoracek plays like a wild man and makes those around him better. A productive player at the next level and starter in the right system if his off-the-field issues are behind him. ____________________ #120 Jamar Williams OLB Arizona State Position: OLB Class: Sr School: Arizona State Conference: Pacific-10 Ht., Wt.: 6-0.5, 236 40 Time: 4.65 Grading System BIO: Full-time starter the past three seasons, posting 70/4/2 as a senior when he intercepted three passes. Career-best numbers of 81/6.5/2 came as a junior. POSITIVES: Athletic linebacker who displays excellent range on the field. Explosive, quickly changes direction or alters his angle of attack. Fast to the sidelines, can pedal in reverse and is fluid transitioning into coverage. Plays heads-up football. NEGATIVES: Gets caught up in the trash moving laterally and tends to run around blocks rather than meet them head-on. ANALYSIS: A hard-working prospect who makes football a priority, Williams is developing into a three-down defender. May never be a full-time starter in the NFL yet should be a productive nickel linebacker. ____________________ #159 Mark Anderson DE Alabama Position: DE Class: Sr School: Alabama Conference: Southeastern Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 254 40 Time: 4.65 Grading System BIO: All-Conference selection last year after totaling 40/10.5/7.5. Posted a career-best 47 tackles as a sophomore when he broke into the starting lineup. POSITIVES: Athletic defensive end with terrific upside potential. Plays with good pad level, fluid out to the sidelines and fast off the edge. Quickly changes direction, pursues from the backside and catches ball carriers from behind. Effective playing in space, resilient and is rarely off his feet. Deceptively strong and stays within his angle of attack. NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk and has difficulty shedding blocks once engaged at the point. ANALYSIS: Shooting straight up draft boards, Anderson capped off a terrific campaign in .05 with solid performances at the Senior Bowl and combine. Offers starting potential in a conventional defense and may ultimately grow into a two-gap lineman. ____________________ #195 FB J D Runnels Oklahoma Position: FB Class: Sr School: Oklahoma Conference: Big Twelve Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 237 40 Time: 4.65 Grading System BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his sophomore and senior campaigns. Receiving numbers last season included 20/215/1 after 14/133/1 the prior year. POSITIVES: Athletic lead blocker with pass-catching skills. Aggressive, jolts defenders at the point then knocks them backwards. Accelerates into blocks, gets around the corner and seals running lanes opening for ball carriers. Slips out of the backfield and quickly becomes the hot receiver in blitz situations. NEGATIVES: Does not play with great balance and rarely finishes blocks. Struggled at times last year. Almost never asked to carry the ball. ANALYSIS: Falling under the radar screen, Runnels has the size, speed and skill to play at the next level. Must improve his playing strength yet worth consideration in the late rounds. ____________________ #200 (from Seahawks) OG Tyler Reed Penn State Position: OG Class: 5Sr School: Penn State Conference: Big Ten Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 300 40 Time: 5.35 Grading System BIO: Moved in with the first team as a sophomore and started the past three years. POSITIVES: Hard-working blocker with marginal athletic skills. Quickly engages opponents and displays explosion at the point of attack. Patient, plays with an exceptionally wide base and anchors in pass protection. Gets good fits on linebackers at the second level and is a solid position blocker. NEGATIVES: Not a true finisher and gets minimal movement from run blocks. Lacks overall range and footwork in space. ANALYSIS: A leader of the Penn State offensive line the past two years, Reed makes the most of his tools and could be an inexpensive backup at the next level.