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    :star: Round 2...#51... Traded pick to Bills

    :star: Round 3...#69...(from Browns)... Jason Williams LB Western Illinois


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    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 241
    College: Western Illinois
    Conference: Gateway
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    High School: DuSable

    Overview

    One of the most underrated players in the 2009 NFL Draft, Williams was a terror in opposing backfields since shifting to weak-side linebacker from strong safety as a sophomore. In each of his last three seasons, he ranked among the nation's leaders in forced fumbles and tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

    As a sophomore, he tied for 10th in the country with three forced fumbles and ranked second in the Gateway Conference with 10.5 stops for loss. In 2007, he placed fourth in the Football Championship Subdivision with five forced fumbles, tying the school and league record. His 16.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage led the team and conference. He would capture the forced fumble title in the FCS with six in 2008, as he also finished second in the league with 17.0 stops for loss.

    Williams' 14 forced fumbles set the NCAA FSC career-record and is tied with Adam McGurk of Division II Adams State (2002-05), Kenechi Udeze of Southern California (2001-03), Terrell Suggs of Arizona State (2000-02) and Antwan Peek of Cincinnati (2000-02) for the overall collegiate record. His 42.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage rank seventh in school history, fourth in Gateway Conference annals and 21st in the NCAA FCS ranks.

    At DuSable High School, Williams was recognized more for his rushing and passing exploits than that as a linebacker. He led his team to an undefeated mark in the Chicago Public League's Intra-City Central Conference as a senior and was a two-time All-City and All-Section pick. He rushed for 2,988 yards, threw for 3,015 and tallied 71 total touchdowns (35 rushing and 36 passing) in his career.

    Williams enrolled as a 200-pound athlete at Western Illinois in 2004, redshirting that season as a scout team strong safety. In 2005, he appeared in 10 games, seeing limited action early in the year while being listed third on the depth chart at strong safety. His special teams play helped earn him a starting position for the team's final two games, as he posted 23 tackles (14 solos) with a stop for a loss and one blocked kick.

    Williams continued to excel on special teams in 2006. The All-Gateway Conference honorable mention shifted to weak-side linebacker. He was the only defender to start all 11 games for WIU. He was the recipient of the team's Green Beret Award for his significant contributions to the kicking game. He ranked second on the team with 92 tackles (41 solo), including three sacks and 10.5 stops for loss. He also caused three fumbles.

    Williams was fourth nationally with a school single-season record tying five forced fumbles in 2007. The All-American and All-Gateway Conference first-team choice finished second in the voting for league Defensive Player of the Year honors. He led the Leathernecks with 107 tackles (42 solo) and eight sacks. His 16.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage led the conference, as he also recovered two fumbles.

    As a senior, Williams was named a consensus All-American and unanimous All-Gateway Conference first-team selection. He finished fourth in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the top defensive player in the FCS ranks. He started every game at weak-side linebacker, leading the nation with a school season-record six forced fumbles, the second-best total by a Gateway player. He finished second in the league with a team-high 17.0 stops for loss and had four sacks among his 67 tackles (39 solos).

    High School

    Attended DuSable (Chicago, Ill.) High School, where he was recognized more for his rushing and passing exploits than that as a linebacker...Led his team to an undefeated mark in the Chicago Public League's Intra-City Central Conference as a senior and was a two-time All-City and All-Section pick...Rushed for 2,988 yards, threw for 3,015 and tallied 71 total touchdowns (35 rushing and 36 passing) in his career.

    :star: Round 3...#75 (acquired from Bills)... Robert Brewster OT Ball State


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    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 325
    College: Ball State
    Conference: Mid-American
    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
    High School: Wyoming
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 5.24 seconds
    Bench Press : 23.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 30.5 inches
    Broad Jump : 98.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.68 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.75 seconds
    Overview

    Ball State's national ranking in 2008 was the first in school history. With Brewster providing stellar blocking in the trenches, the Cardinals scored 33 of 48 times in the red zone, including 27 touchdowns and six field goals.

    Brewster had 13 touchdown-resulting blocks through 14 games. That performance by Brewster earned him consideration for the Lombardi and Outland trophy, given to the best interior lineman in college football.

    At Wyoming High School, Brewster lettered three times in football and also competed for the basketball team. He was named the Cincinnati Hills League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, leading the team to a 7-3 record. He also garnered All-State, All-City and "Tremendous 26" Division III Player of the Year accolades. The team would compile a 34-11 record during his prep playing days.

    As a true freshman, Brewster immediately earned a starting job. He lined up at right offensive tackle for the first four games, shifting to right guard for the final seven contests. He provided solid pass protection as quarterback Joey Lynch set a school season-record with 18 touchdown tosses. The lineman would go on to post 65 knockdown blocks, helping the Cardinals average 299.0 yards per game.

    Ball State allowed 43 quarterback sacks in 2005 and Brewster graded 82.7% for blocking consistency, delivering nine touchdown-resulting blocks. His play up front saw the Cardinals reduce their sacks allowed total to 28, as the offense gained 4,215 yards, an average of 351.2 yards per game.

    Brewster continued his dominance in 2007. He was a first-team All-Mid-American Conference pick, collected 105 knockdowns and 13 touchdown-resulting blocks in 13 games. The team averaged 433.8 yards per game, including 284.9 yards via their aerial attack, finishing the year with an 82.54% grade.

    Brewster earned All-American midseason honors from Sports Illustrated and was a unanimous All-MAC first-team choice in 2008. He allowed just 2.5 quarterback sacks on 405 pass plays and led the conference down linemen with 100 knockdowns, while ranking second in the league with 14 touchdown-resulting blocks.

    High School

    Attended Wyoming (Cincinnati, Oh.) High School, playing football for head coach Bernie Barre...Lettered three times in football and also competed for the basketball team...Was named the Cincinnati Hills League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, leading the team to a 7-3 record...Also garnered All-State, All-City and "Tremendous 26" Division III Player of the Year accolades...The team would compile a 34-11 record during his prep playing days.

    :star: Round 4...#101...(from Lions)... Stephen McGee QB Texas A&M

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    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 225
    College: Texas A&M
    Conference: Big 12
    Hometown: Burnet, TX
    High School: Burnet
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.66 seconds
    Vertical Jump : 33.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 112.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.34 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.49 seconds


    Overview

    Few quarterbacks will ever be drafted after starting only three games their senior year, but McGee has the tools worthy of consideration. A fine Texas high school quarterback recruited by several top programs, McGee went to Texas A&M to make his own name. While his statistics under former head coach Dennis Franchione were solid enough to earn NFL attention (60 percent completion rate for 4,606 yards and a 24-10 touchdown-to-interception ratio), McGee was hardly developing into a pro-ready quarterback through Franchione's read-option offense.

    With former Green Bay head coach Mike Sherman taking over the helm in 2008, optimism was high that McGee would enjoy a big senior campaign. Then he suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder early in the season, limiting him to only the three starts. A solid week of practice at the East-West Shrine Game - and this year's weak senior class of quarterbacks - could result in McGee earning a surprisingly high grade from some teams who are willing to look past his stunted development and focus on his undeniable tools. Had an arm span of 32 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.

    High School

    Three-year starter at quarterback for Class 3A Burnet High School, leading his team to a combined record of 36-5 (including a 28-2 mark as a junior and senior). ... Burnet appeared in the 3A state finals in 2002 and 2003. ... did not throw a single interception in the 2003 regular season. ... finished his career with 8,256 passing yards and a 3A state-record 101 passing touchdowns. ... as a senior, McGee completed 196 of 313 passes for 3,579 yards with 47 touchdowns and three interceptions. ... as a junior, he completed 155 of 276 passes for 2,841 yards and 34 touchdowns and five interceptions. ... as a sophomore, he connected on 93 of 176 attempts for 1,829 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-district pick. ... named the 3A Offensive Most Valuable Player after his senior year. ... also earned Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Super Team second-team and Austin American-Statesman All-Centex Co-Player of the Year honors. ... coached by Bob Shipley. ... also played basketball and track and field. ... all-district on the hardwood as a sophomore, but was injured as a junior. ... advanced to the regional meet in track with the 400- and 1,600-meter relays. ... an excellent student, McGee was Burnet's No. 1-ranked student-athlete and ranked No. 9 overall in his senior class of over 250.

    :star: Round 4...#110 (acquired from Bills) Victor Butler DE/LB Oregon State

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    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 248
    College: Oregon State
    Conference: Pac 10
    Hometown: Rialto, CA
    High School: Eisenhower
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.84 seconds
    Bench Press : 24.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 33.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 113.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.21 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.4 seconds

    Overview

    An undersized pass-rush specialist with the Beavers, Butler must make the transition to outside linebacker in the NFL. A standout pass rusher who broke out to register 10.5 sacks as a junior despite only starting one game, Butler was first-team All-Pac-10 and tied the single-season sack record at OSU with 12 as a senior and leaves second in school history with 25.5 career sacks. It was his final two games with the Beavers that really have scouts intrigued. Butler earned Sun Bowl MVP after racking up 11 tackles, including five tackles for loss, four sacks and a forced fumble against Pittsburgh and showed surprising fluidity when operating in coverage while at the East-West Shrine Game.

    High School

    Three-year letterman as receiver, safety, defensive end and kick returner ... Played defensive end only as a senior due to team needs ... Two-time all-league and all-county as a senior.



    :star: Round 4...#117... Trade pick to Bucaneers

    :star: Round 4...#120 (from Bucaneers)... Brandon Williams DE/LB Texas Tech


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    Brandon Williams (DE)
    Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 252
    College: Texas Tech
    Conference: Big 12
    Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
    High School: South Hills
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 5.0 seconds
    Vertical Jump : 33.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 112.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.23 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.49 seconds

    Overview

    Big 12 opponents fully appreciated the impact Williams had on the Red Raiders' in 2008, even if others paid more attention to the high-flying offense. After all, Williams led the conference with 13 sacks, earning first-team All-Big 12 accolades as a junior, and leaves Tech ranked fourth in school history with 22.5 career sacks. Williams is strictly a speed rusher, as he lacks the bulk and strength to provide much in the running game. Teams are always looking for pass rushers and this fact could make Williams a top-100 selection come April, but another year at Texas Tech to get stronger would have been beneficial.

    High School

    South Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas ... No. 69 overall prospect in Dallas area (Dallas Morning News) ... District 8-4A first team after posting 102 tackles and 11 sacks during senior season ... Rated as one of the state's top 20 defensive linemen ... Timed at 4.8 second in the 40-yard dash ... Also offered by Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa State, Central Florida and SMU ... High school coach was Jerry Watson.


    :star: Round 5...#143 (from Falcons)... DeAngelo Smith CB Cincinnati

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    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 194
    College: Cincinnati
    Conference: Big East
    Hometown: Columbus, OH
    High School: Independence
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.57 seconds
    Bench Press : 17.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 31.5 inches
    Broad Jump : 109.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.29 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.36 seconds

    Overview

    Smith teamed with Mike Mickens to form one of the elite cornerback tandems in college football. The two combined for 26 interceptions during their careers together, more than any other active duo in the NCAA in 2008. Always known for his outstanding hands, the right cornerback added a new wrinkle to his game as a senior taking over full-time punt return duties to add to his resume that included handling the bulk of kickoff return chores as a junior.

    While not the celebrated tackler that Mickens is, Smith is a top-notch pass defender, breaking up 21 passes as a two-year starter. He ranks tied for second in school history with 12 interceptions and set the Bearcats' single-season record with eight pass thefts in 2007, ranking second nationally in that category. He also collected 179 yards in returns, the fifth-best total in Cincinnati annals, as his two touchdown returns are good for a third place tie in school history.

    Causing problems for opposing quarterbacks is commonplace for Smith, who registered 11 interceptions, returning five for touchdowns, en route to earning All-State first-team honors as a senior at Independence High School. He closed out his career with 20 pass thefts, returning seven for scores.

    Smith also caught 14 touchdown passes and totaled seven punt or kickoff returns for scores as a senior. He earned first-team All-City and All-District honors. He was named to the Columbus Dispatch-Agonis All-Star team, as he helped the team to a regional finals appearance in the state playoffs.

    Smith enrolled at Cincinnati in 2004, spending the season on the scout team. The Bearcat Academic Honor Roll selection appeared briefly in seven games, mostly on special teams in 2005, finishing with one solo tackle. He was the top reserve at both cornerback positions in 2006, recording 23 tackles (17 solos) with three pass deflections, a pair of interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He made the most of his opportunity in his only game as a starter, earning Big East Player of the Week honors after posting six tackles and returning an interception 84 yards (fourth-longest return in school history) vs. Rutgers. He also gained 65 yards on four kickoff returns that campaign.

    Smith took over right cornerback duties as a junior, coming up with 49 tackles (39 solos) that included 2.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. He caused and recovered two fumbles, as he also deflected eight passes. His eight interceptions set the school single-season record and led the Big East Conference while ranking second in the nation. He also amassed 296 yards on 12 kickoff returns (24.7 avg), earning second-team All-Big East recognition.

    In 2008, Smith was chosen All-Big East third-team. He started all 14 games, picking up the leadership slack in the secondary when Mickens was sidelined late in the season. He broke up 10 passes, intercepted two others and caused a fumble. He also had 53 tackles (36 solos) with 3.5 stops for loss. His versatility proved invaluable, as he lined up at free safety for the first five games before returning to his more familiar right cornerback spot for the rest of the schedule. He also averaged 9.5 yards on 23 punt returns.

    High School

    Attended Independence (Columbus, Ohio) High School, playing football for head coach Alan Jones...Registered 11 interceptions, returning five for touchdowns en route to earning All-State first-team honors as a senior...Closed out his career with 20 pass thefts, returning seven for scores...Also caught 14 touchdown passes and totaled seven punt or kickoff returns for scores as a senior...Earned first-team All-City and All-District honors...Named to the Columbus Dispatch-Agonis All-Star team, as he helped the team to a regional finals appearance in the state playoffs.



    :star: Round 5...#156...Traded to Falcons

    :star: Round 5...#166...(from Titans)... Michael Hamlin S Clemson


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    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 214
    College: Clemson
    Conference: ACC
    Hometown: Lamar, SC
    High School: Lamar
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.62 seconds
    Bench Press : 17.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 37.5 inches
    Broad Jump : 117.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.17 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.42 seconds

    Overview

    Hamlin showed his leadership skills in 2008, speaking up and imploring his teammates to play up to their ability after the team struggled and underwent a midseason coaching change. The young players responded, with Clemson winning four of its final six games to earn a spot in the 2009 Gator Bowl.

    Hamlin and his two brothers all followed in their father's footsteps and became defensive backs. While Michael went on to star at Clemson, his siblings, Markee and Marquais, play for South Carolina State. The two teams played each other in 2008, marking the first time since 1981 that brothers competed vs. each other in a Clemson game (Mark Richardson of Clemson and his brother, Jon, who attended North Carolina, played vs. each other at Chapel Hill that year).

    The Tigers' defensive captain started 43 games for Clemson, the most by a defensive back in school history. His 14 interceptions rank third in school annals and his 243 yards gained on interception returns rank second. He also ranks second in school history with 18 takeaways (four forced fumbles, 14 pass thefts).

    At Lamar High School, Hamlin was a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina. Rated the 11th-best safety in the nation by Tom Lemming, he was named the state's Defensive Player of the Year by High School Sports Report. He added All-State honors as a junior and senior and was a three-time All-Region selection, capturing Region Player of the Year honors in each of his final two campaigns.

    Hamlin registered 23 career interceptions, including a team-high four as a senior. He threw three passes as a senior and two were touchdowns, including one to his brother in the state title game. He had 20 catches for 290 yards and four scores, and gained 148 punt return yards and 179 kickoff return yards. He added All-Region accolades in both baseball and basketball, as Lamar's baseball squad won the state championship as a junior.

    Hamlin enrolled at Clemson in 2004, participating on the scout team. He shared "Cat" (strong safety duties) with C.J. Gaddis in 2005, as the 190-pound defensive back started the final seven games. On 492 defensive plays, he recorded 55 tackles (30 solos), broke up three passes and intercepted two others as the first freshman to start in the Tigers secondary since Justin Miller in 2002.

    As a sophomore, Hamlin missed three games after breaking a bone in his left foot vs. Boston College. He still managed to get on the field for 576 plays in 10 starts. He was in on 64 tackles (47 solos), including five stops for loss. He picked off two passes, returning one 74 yards and knocked down three other throws while recovering a pair of fumbles.

    Hamlin received All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition in 2007. He started all 13 games for the first time in his career, producing 97 tackles (73 solos), the fifth-highest total among league defensive backs that year. Three of his stops were for losses, as he also picked off four passes and deflected six others. Three of his four fumble recoveries led to Clemson scoring drives. He also intercepted a two-point conversion attempt and returned it 100 yards vs. North Carolina State for the first defensive score off an opponent's extra point in school history.

    Hamlin was an All-American honorable mention by Sports Illustrated and an All-ACC first-team choice as a senior. He ranked eighth in the nation with six interceptions and was second in the conference with a total of 16 passes defended (10 breakups, six interceptions). He also placed second on the team with a career-high 110 tackles (74 solos), as he served as the squad's first two-time team captain since the 2001 campaign.

    High School

    Attended Lamar (S.C.) High School, playing football for head coach J.R. Boyd...Finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina...Rated the 11th-best safety in the nation by Tom Lemming, he was named the state's Defensive Player of the Year by High School Sports Report... Added All-State honors as a junior and senior and was a three-time All-Region selection, capturing Region Player of the Year honors in each of his final two campaigns...Recorded 23 career interceptions, including a team-high four as a senior...Threw three passes as a senior and two were touchdowns, including one to his brother in the state title game... Added 20 catches for 290 yards and four scores, and had 148 punt return yards and 179 kickoff return yards...Earned All-Region accolades in baseball and basketball, as Lamar's baseball squad won the state championship as a junior.


    :star: Round 5...#172...(Compensatory Pick)... David Buehler K USC

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    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 227
    College: Southern Cal
    Conference: Pac 10
    Hometown: Anaheim, CA
    High School: Canyon
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.62 seconds
    Bench Press : 25.0 reps

    Overview

    Unlike most place-kickers, Buehler is an impressive athlete with exceptional strength for a player at his position. He proved that recently at the NFL Combine, where his 25 repetitions bench pressing 225 pounds was more than even three of the 2009 NFL Draft's elite offensive linemen, Michael Oher of Mississippi, Eugene Monroe of Virginia and Max Unger of Oregon. One look at his family tree, you can see that stellar athletes are the norm in the Buehler household.

    His father, John, was a three-year letterman (1969-71) on Southern California's track team as a shot putter. His uncle, George Buehler, lettered in football at Stanford for three seasons (1966-68) and then played offensive guard with the Oakland Raiders (1969-78) and Cleveland Browns (1978-79). Another uncle, Charles, lettered in football at Stanford for three years (1960-62).

    During his prep and junior college playing days, Buehler served as his team's place-kicker, linebacker and running back. He also competed in volleyball, golf and track. Upon his arrival at Southern California in 2006, he also worked at fullback and strong safety.

    Still, it is his strong kicking leg that he will make his professional living. He holds the distinction of being the only the second kicker in school history to score at least 100 points (2007) in a season, joining Ryan Killeen (122 in 2003, 112 in 2004). Buehler's kickoff abilities are also quite special. On 180 kickoffs, 105 of them (58.3 percent) have pinned opponents within the 20-yard line, with 69 resulting in touchbacks (38.3 percent).

    Buehler handled kicking chores at Canyon High School, where he also saw action as a fullback and linebacker. He earned 2004 All-Century League honors as a senior. He also lettered in volleyball, golf and track.

    As a freshman, Buehler attended Santa Ana Junior College. Playing on both offense and defense, in addition to handling kickoff chores he was selected to the All-Mission Conference National Division first-team. He registered 25 touchbacks on his 58 kickoffs, and 29 tackles (19 solos) with one interception as a linebacker. Playing fullback, he rushed for 50 yards on nine carries (5.6 avg) with five touchdowns and also caught a pass for a 2-yard score in ten games.

    Buehler transferred to Southern California in 2006, playing behind the late Mario Danelo during his first year in the program. He appeared in 11 games, making his only field-goal try, a 49-yarder vs. California, the longest three-pointer by a USC kicker since 1998. He kicked off eight times, pinning the opponent inside the 20-yard line on six of those attempts, including three touchbacks.

    With the tragic death of Mario Danelo, Buehler inherited the place-kicking chores for the Trojans in 2007. The All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention scored 100 points on 16 of 19 field goals and 52 of 54 extra-point attempts. He added three solo tackles and pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line on 35 of his 84 kickoffs, producing 18 touchbacks.

    Buehler was named the Trojans' co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2008. He added All-Pac 10 Conference first-team honors, as he amassed 92 points, delivering on 9 of 13 field goals and 65 of 66 PATS. He pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line 64 times on 88 kickoffs that included 48 touchbacks.

    Junior College

    He made the 2005 All-Mission Conference National Division first team as a freshman placekicker, linebacker and running back at Santa Ana (Calif.) Junior College. He had 25 touchbacks on his 58 kickoffs in 2005, plus recorded 24 tackles and one interception

    High School

    Attended Canyon (Anaheim, Cal.) High School, earning All-Century League team honors as a senior...Also lettered in volleyball, golf and track.

    :star: Round 6...#197...(from Dolphins)... Stephen Hodge OLB TCU

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    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 234
    College: TCU
    Conference: Mountain West
    Hometown: Tatum, TX
    High School: Tatum
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.58 seconds
    Bench Press : 22.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 35.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 115.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.23 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.35 seconds


    Overview

    Earned second-team All-Mountain West honors as a junior after being a special teams coverage leader his first two seasons. Hodge followed that up with a first-team All-Mountain West performance as a senior, making 91 tackles including 10 for loss. His eight sacks led all Football Bowl Subdivision defensive backs in 2007, though he basically played linebacker in TCU's defense and blitzed often. The question for NFL teams will be whether he's a safety, weak-side linebacker or a special teams player.

    High School

    Regarded as one of the top athletes in East Texas ... Played quarterback and defensive back for coach Andy Evans at Tatum High School ... Led the Eagles to 28 wins in 38 varsity starts over three years ... Also handled the punting chores ... As a junior he rushed for more than 2,000 yards and passed for more than 1,600 yards, combining for 45 touchdowns, earning district MVP honors ... As a senior he completed 105-of-160 passes for 1,471 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions and rushed for 1,561 yards and 19 touchdowns in a 12-2 campaign to earn district MVP honors for a second time ... In three seasons he rushed for more than 4,000 yards and 51 touchdowns while passing for nearly 4,500 yards and 48 scores ... Member of the Star-Telegram's State 100 list ... Ranked 56th on the state 100 list by Rivals.com ... On the TexasPrepXtra.com's East Texas all-Underclassmen team and on their 2004 All-East team ... Ran a 4.4 40-yard dash ... Also excelled in baseball and basketball ... Considered Baylor, Houston, Missouri, Texas A&M and SMU before deciding on TCU.

    :star: Round 6...#208...(Compensatory Pick)... John Phillips TE Virginia

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    Height: 6'5"
    Weight: 251
    College: Virginia
    Conference: ACC
    Hometown: Warm Springs, VA
    High School: Bath County
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    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.79 seconds
    Bench Press : 20.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 33.5 inches
    Broad Jump : 112.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 6.84 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.27 seconds
    60 Yard Shuttle : 11.77 seconds

    Overview

    Carrying in the suddenly strong UVA tradition of producing NFL-caliber tight ends under coach Al Groh, Phillips went from being a part-time starter to first-team All-ACC selection in 2008. Teams looking for an athletic receiver to threaten the seam should look elsewhere, but as a secure short- to medium-range target with the size and strength to contribute immediately as a blocker, Phillips quietly ranks as one of the draft's better all-around tight ends. Had an arm span of 34 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

    High School

    Talented two-way player at tight end and defensive end for coach Will Fields at Bath County HS ... considered the 24th-best tight end nationally by CollegeFootballNews.com and ESPN.com, and 30th by Scout.com ... 3 stars by Scout.com ... 87th on Scout.com's East Hot 100 list ... listed as the No. 15 player in Virginia by SuperPrep, 16th by Scout.com, 21st by TheSabre.com and 24th by Rivals.com ... listed 16th among players in Virginia by the Roanoke Times and 24th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ... named first-team All-State tight end as a senior when he caught 40 passes for 714 yards and five touchdowns ... Roanoke Times All-Timesland tight end and region defensive Player of the Year his final year ... first-team All-State at tight end and second-team as a defensive end as a junior ... caught 25 passes for 495 yards and six touchdowns in just 10 games that season ... finished his career with 87 receptions for 1,513 yards and 16 touchdowns ... defensively he had 324 tackles, including 90 for loss and 42 sacks ... also a standout in basketball and baseball ... three-time All-Pioneer District honoree in both sports ... All-State and MVP in baseball in 2004.

    :star: Round 7...#210...(from Lions)... Traded to Falcons

    :star: Round 7...#227... Mike Mickens CB Cincinatti


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    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 186
    College: Cincinnati
    Conference: Big East
    Hometown: Huber Heights, OH
    High School: Wayne

    Overview

    For 46 consecutive games, Mickens was establishing his reputation as one of the premier pass coverage defenders in college football. It seemed certain that big things would happen, but covering a deep route in the 2008 Louisville contest, Mickens felt a pop in his left knee. Tests after the game revealed that he suffered a torn meniscus and cartilage damage. The injury would sideline him for the final three regular-season games. He would return for the postseason tilt vs. Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl, but he was not 100 percent after undergoing arthroscopic surgery.

    He would also have to pull out of the Senior Bowl, as he experienced swelling in the knee during practices in Mobile. He also was unable to work out at the Scouting Combine in February.

    Mickens was a two-time All-Greater Western Ohio Conference cornerback at Wayne High School. He helped the Warriors to a 24-9 record and two league titles during his three seasons. He amassed 205 tackles and 10 interceptions, blocked four field goals and returned a kickoff for a touchdown during his career.

    The talented athlete also excelled in track, becoming the state 300-meter hurdles champion as a junior. He was also part of the school's 4x400 meter relay team, helping them to a second-place finish at the state finals during his sophomore year.

    Upon Mickens' arrival at Cincinnati, it was evident that he was going to be something special. He did not play in the Rutgers game, but went on to start 10 games at right cornerback for the Bearcats in 2005. The Freshman All-American second-team pick by Football News, he deflected 14 passes and intercepted another that year. He also finished sixth on the team with 51 tackles (38 solos), making 2.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage.

    As a sophomore, Mickens shifted to left cornerback. Constantly challenged by opposing quarterbacks, he made them pay by pulling down three interceptions to go with 15 pass breakups. He again finished sixth on the team with 59 tackles (39 solos), but was more involved in run support than he was as a freshman, registering a sack, 2.5 stops for loss and a forced fumble. His 18 total passes defended ranked eighth in the nation, earning him All-Big East Conference second-team recognition.

    Mickens was named All-American and All-Big East Conference first-team as a junior. He combined with fellow cornerback DeAngelo Smith to register 14 interceptions, the most by a cornerback duo in the major college ranks in 2007. Mickens' six pass thefts rank second on the school single-season record list, as he brought two of those thefts back for scores, gaining 136 return yards. He delivered 53 tackles (33 solos) and deflected six passes while also recovering a fumble.

    The 2008 Thorpe Award semifinalist and preseason All-American managed to earn All-Big East Conference second-team honors as a senior, despite missing three late season games. He gained 158 yards (fourth-best season total in the Big East) on four interceptions, scoring for the third time in his career on interceptions. He added ten pass deflections and two stops behind the line of scrimmage, as his career-high 70 tackles (46 solos) ranked second on the squad.

    High School

    Attended Wayne (Huber Heights, Oh.) High School, playing football for head coach Jay Minton...Two-time All-Greater Western Ohio Conference cornerback...Helped the Warriors to a 24-9 record and two league titles during his three seasons...Amassed 205 tackles and 10 interceptions, blocked four field goals and returned a kickoff for a touchdown during his career...Also excelled in track, becoming the state 300-meter hurdles champion as a junior...Part of the school's 4x400 meter relay team, helping them to a second-place finish at the state finals during his sophomore year.

    :star: Round 7...#229 (from Bucaneers) Manuel Johnson WR Oklahoma ...

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    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 189
    College: Oklahoma
    Conference: Big 12
    Hometown: Gilmer, TX
    High School: Gilmer

    Overview

    Oklahoma's offense has so many stars that a solid contributor like Johnson can go unnoticed. While not particularly tall, strong or fast, Johnson's consistent production over the past three seasons in a complementary role has not gone unnoticed by scouts.

    His 42 catches for 714 yards and nine touchdowns in 2008 would have increased if not for a grotesquely dislocated elbow injury suffered against Kansas. Given his tough play on the field and work ethic in practice, it was no surprise when he returned with a brace after missing only one game. Had an arm span of 32 1/2 inches and a hand span of 8 3/4 inches at the combine.

    High School

    Played quarterback and wide receiver ... threw for 48 career touchdowns, ran for 18 scores and caught 17 more... No. 13 wide receiver in the nation (Rivals.com) ... No. 16 player Postseason Texas Top 100 (Rivals.com) ... No. 21 player in Texas (SuperPrep) ... MVP District 13-AAA (2004) ... MVP All East Texas (2004) ... first team All-State (2004) ... Dave Campbell Player of the Year (2004) ... first-team All-State (2003) ... also a member of the basketball and track and field teams ... coached by Jeff Traylor.
  2. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    I am ready and anxious as a swarm of bees after somone that poked into their nest Hostile.

    I have my war room up with 23 posters on the wall with draft picks, selections, sleepers, etc. I have 5 draft magazines, 3 top intenet draft sites paid for to check out players. I have my dvr recorder ready to go, to record Espn Draft and NFL Network already set to record. I have my radio on, and will have a Do Not Disturb Sign on My Door. I have my popcorn, soda water all ready to go, with sandwiches etc.

    Will have 105.3 on to listen and theticket too, so im all fired up and ready to go.
  3. Hostile

    Hostile It Has Been Fun Zone Supporter

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    I wish you'd get serious about the Draft.

    ;)
  4. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    I'm hoping we make a draft day trade or something and get one of these disgruntled players from other teams on our team.
  5. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    lol that was cute hostile
  6. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    Can someone please post whatever highlight vids of our draft picks that are out there in this forum? It'd be nice if they could all end up in one post.
  7. Hostile

    Hostile It Has Been Fun Zone Supporter

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    Good suggestion. Thank you for the input.
  8. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    I'm all about the team my friend.

    :)
  9. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    hostile generally does that, with a file of info on them,
  10. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Holy cow! Hos do you remember me asking about the value of picks earlier today in the chat room being better in rounds 3-4 and you replying with round 4?:eek::eek:
  11. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    we will not draft 12 players tomorrow. 9 at most.
  12. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    You have taken preparation for the draft to another level.
    I thought I was well prepared with my draft book (kiper) and info I have gleaned from the posts on this site. I have my pen handy and ready to write.

    In fact, I've been a little bit smug about my superior preparation. Now, I realize that I'm not out of kindergarten
    compared to you. I take my hat off to you.
  13. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    I got my mouse, monitor and Hos.............:cool:
  14. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    Can McGee scramble? 4.6 aint bad I guess but can he duck and dive?:confused:
  15. SDogo

    SDogo Not as good as I once was but as good once as I ev

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    Thanks to who ever is updating the first post. Good job!
  16. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    thanks rockytop, im flattered
  17. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    well dont blink now joe realist, we have 13 picks
  18. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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  19. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    How did you know?
  20. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    u beat me to it! LOL

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