Selections #32 (Traded #25 to Steelers for Picks #32, #96 and #129) Mathias Kiwanuka DE Boston College Position: DE Class: Sr School: Boston College Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 6-5.5, 266 40 Time: 4.73 Grading System BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors since his sophomore campaign. Senior totals were 51/16.5/9.5, after 67/25.5/11.5 as a junior. Intercepted three passes in college and broke up 13 more. POSITIVES: Explosive, game-impacting pass rusher with a high upside. Possesses solid first-step quickness, fast off the edge and makes plays down the line of scrimmage. Keeps his feet moving on contact, effective in pursuit and effective in any direction of the field. Reads the action and immediately locates the ball. NEGATIVES: Slow shedding blocks and can be controlled at the point of attack. Flashes hand technique and an inside move yet more times than not attempts to run around blockers. ANALYSIS: Highly rated coming into his senior campaign, Kiwanuka struggled with a knee injury and played below expectations last year. Performed poorly in the Senior Bowl and will drop later in the draft than his grade warrants. Could eventually be one of the steals in this draft and develop into a feared, pass-rushing defensive end. ____________________ #44 (Got pick #44 from Ravens for picks #56 and #87) WR Sinorice Moss Miami Position: WR Class: 4Sr School: Miami (FL) Conference: Big East Ht., Wt.: 5-8, 185 40 Time: 4.41 Grading System BIO: Posted career-best numbers as a full-time starter last season with 35/604/6. Started four games as a junior totaling 20/351/3. POSITIVES: Explosive wideout with game-breaking speed. Fast off the line, quick to top speed and easily runs past opponents with a flip of the switch. Displays adjustment, body control and contorts in midair to pull the ball from a crowd. Improving route-runner and separates from defenders. NEGATIVES: Short and loses battles for the ball. Does not consistently make the difficult, over-the-shoulder reception downfield. Marginal blocker. ANALYSIS: Ever-improving the past six months, Moss capped a solid final season with a good showing at the Senior Bowl. Could be a productive second wideout at the next level and would enhance his value to a team with developed skills as a return specialist. ____________________ #96 Gerris Wilkinson LB Georgia Tech Position: ILB Class: Sr School: Georgia Tech Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 233 40 Time: 4.68 Grading System BIO: Full-time starter the past three seasons, named All-Conference after his senior and junior campaigns. Numbers last season included 85/9/4 with two interceptions. Career-best totals of 119/17/4.5 came as a junior. POSITIVES: Athletic prospect with possibilities at several different linebacker positions. Forceful on the field, scrapes laterally in the box and is a sure-handed tackler. Plays heads-up football, quickly locating the action in run defense. Effective in zone coverage, fast on the blitz and stays with the action. Hard hitter who goes for the knockout blow. NEGATIVES: Lacks the quick or immediate change of direction and is usually a half-step slow getting to the spot laterally. ANALYSIS: Possessing solid size/speed numbers, Wilkerson has a middle linebacker mentality yet the physical skills to play on the outside. Could grow into the strong-side position though he must improve his play in coverage. ____________________ #124 Barry Cofield DT Northwestern Position: DT Class: Sr School: Northwestern Conference: Big Ten Ht., Wt.: 6-4, 304 40 Time: 5.01 Grading System BIO: Three-year starter who posted career numbers of 63/6.5/13 as a senior after junior totals of 52/5/15. POSITIVES: Athletic prospect who flashes ability. Plays with good pad level, gets leverage on opponents and immediately changes his angle of attack, pursuing to the sidelines with speed. Relatively instinctive and reads the action. Fights with his hands to get off blocks, resilient and stays with the play. NEGATIVES: Stymied at the point and very slow shedding blocks. Not a penetrating lineman. ANALYSIS: Possessing outstanding computer numbers, Cofield is an average worker who has yet to meet the expectations of NFL scouts. Offers potential at defensive tackle or as a two-gap lineman but must make football a priority to the play at the next level. ____________________ #129 OT Guy Whimper East Carolina Position: T Class: Sr School: East Carolina Conference: Conference USA Ht., Wt.: 6-4.5, 304 40 Time: 4.96 Grading System BIO: Former tight end who moved to tackle as a senior and proceeded to become a full-time starter last year. POSITIVES: Nice-sized blocker still learning the position. Strong at the point, turns opponents off the line then seals them from the action. Anchors in pass protection, jolts defenders with good hand punch and knocks them from their angle of attack. Terrific athlete. NEGATIVES: Plays slower than he times and is not effective on the second level. Lacks footwork, blocking range and struggles sliding in space. ANALYSIS: A raw prospect who came on late in his senior season, Whimper is a developmental blocker best suited for the strong side. ____________________ #158 S Charlie Peprah Alabama Position: S Class: Sr School: Alabama Conference: Southeastern Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 203 40 Time: 4.7 Selected by: New York Giants Round 5, pick 25 (158 overall) Grading System BIO: Started 38 games at Alabama after moving in with the first team as a freshman. Senior numbers included 43 tackles after 51/1/2 as a junior. Career-best totals of 69/4/19 came as a sophomore. POSITIVES: Hard-working safety with a good degree of upside. Quick-footed in reverse, fluid transitioning with opponents and works to make plays. Possesses a burst of closing speed and effectively reads the action. Aggressive in run defense, takes good angles to the play and stays with the action until the whistle blows. NEGATIVES: Lacks lateral speed and range to the sidelines. Does not display a decisive move to the pass. Marginal ball skills. ANALYSIS: A well-built defensive back, Peprah.s play has leveled off since his sophomore season. Has starting abilities for the next level, though he must quickly elevate his game to prior levels. ____________________ #232 CB Gerrick McPhearson Maryland Position: CB Class: 5Sr School: Maryland Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 5-10, 196 40 Time: 4.49 Selected by: New York Giants Round 7, pick 24 (232 overall) Grading System BIO: Moved into the starting lineup midway through his junior campaign, recording 38/11, and followed up with 37/5 as a senior. POSITIVES: Tremendous athlete with a large upside. Plays to his timed speed, stays downfield with opponents or runs with receivers anywhere on the field. Has terrific range and recovers from mistakes because of his speed. Reliable open-field tackler. NEGATIVES: Struggles in zone coverage, late reacting and loses assignments. Does not have an interception the past two seasons. ANALYSIS: A tremendous athlete with solid size and great speed, McPhearson is an unpolished cornerback still learning the game. Needs time and repetition but has the underlying skills to succeed at the next level.