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Mayock top 5 each position

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Mike Mayock's top prospects by position for the 2009 NFL Draft
    Rank Player School Comment
    Quarterbacks
    1
    *Matthew Stafford Georgia Elite arm, inconsistent in pocket
    2
    *Mark Sanchez USC Tremendous skills, 16 college starts
    3
    *Josh Freeman Kansas State Tremendous arm/athletic, speed-up process
    4
    Rhett Bomar Sam Houston State Makes throws, sloppy on occasion
    5
    Pat White West Virginia No comment
    Running backs
    1
    *Knowshon Moreno Georgia Lateral quickness, love his finish
    2
    *Donald Brown Connecticut Great quickness, makes people miss, patient
    3
    *Chris "Beanie" Wells Ohio State Downhill runner, inconsistent durability
    4
    *LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh Vision and cutback ability, questionable long speed
    5
    *Mike Goodson Texas A&M Great burst and acceleration, situational back
    Fullback
    1
    Tony Fiammetta Syracuase Old-school blocker, robotic-but-able receiver
    2
    Quinn Johnson LSU Lead blocker/special teams, 5 career catches
    3
    Brannan Southerland Georgia Versatile blocker and receiver, durability issues
    Wide receivers
    1
    *Michael Crabtree Texas Tech Great ball skills/competitor, questionable long speed
    2
    *Jeremy Maclin Missouri Explosive R.A.C., production/added value RS
    3
    *Percy Harvin Florida Big-play ability, durability/usage
    4
    *Kenny Britt Rutgers Looks like T.O./good route tree, early drops
    5
    *Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland H-W-S specimen, inconsistent hands
    Tight ends
    1
    Brandon Pettigrew Oklahoma State Old-school TE like Jason Witten, not a blazer
    2
    Shawn Nelson Southern Miss Gifted vertical receiver, willing blocker
    3
    Cornelius Ingram Florida Gifted athlete, missed '08 (torn ACL)
    4
    *James Casey Rice Natural ball skills, not a blocker
    5
    Chase Coffman Missouri Great frame and hands, average speed/never in-line
    Centers
    1
    Max Unger Oregon 4-position OL, will struggle with speed
    2
    Eric Wood Louisville Tough guy/finishes well, struggles to redirect feet
    3
    Alex Mack California Intelligent/great technique, on ground too much
    4
    A.Q. Shipley Penn State Short arms/good player, understands technique/leverage
    5
    Antoine Caldwell Alabama Can play all 3 interior OL spots, tough guy
    Guards
    1
    Andy Levitre Oregon State Former LT, must kick inside
    2
    Duke Robinson Oklahoma Massive brawler, will struggle with speed
    3
    Kraig Urbik Wisconsin 4-position OL, solid technician/long career
    4
    Tyronne Green Auburn Tremendous Senior Bowl week, great initial pop/must sustain
    5
    Herman Johnson LSU Largest baby in La. history, scheme-specific player
    Offensive tackles
    1
    Jason Smith Baylor Think Ryan Clady, needs run-game improvement
    2
    Eugene Monroe Virginia Kept Branden Albert at guard, gifted pass protector
    3
    *Andre Smith Alabama Surprisingly nimble feet, beware weight fluctuation
    4
    Michael Oher Mississippi Naturally gifted LT, highly inconsistent
    5
    *Eben Britton Arizona Solid technician, needs more sand in pants
    Defensive ends
    Rk Player School Comment
    1
    Robert Ayers Tennessee Great burst at Senior Bowl, one-year wonder?
    2
    Tyson Jackson LSU Scheme diverse, might kick inside
    3
    Everette Brown Florida State Right DE or rush LB, significant upside
    4
    Paul Kruger Utah Great motor/stacks edge, not an elite edge burst
    5
    Michael Johnson Georgia Tech Too much bad tape
    Defensive tackles
    1
    B.J. Raji Boston College Run stuffer can push pocket, stay at 328 pounds!!!
    2
    Peria Jerry Mississippi 1-gap penetrator, must stay healthy
    3
    Evander "Ziggy" Hood Missouri Energizer Bunny, scheme will be crucial
    4
    Ron Brace Boston College Gifted run defender, limited pass-rush ability
    5
    Fili Moala USC Physical specimen, must be more consistent
    Inside linebackers
    1
    Rey Maualuga USC Explosive point of attack, can struggle in space
    2
    James Laurinaitis Ohio State Consistent technician, clean off the field
    3
    Jason Phillips TCU Four-year starter/coach's son, limited in space
    4
    Darry Beckwith LSU Athletic and solid tackler, engulfed by big bodies
    5
    Dannell Ellerbe Georgia Can cover/blitz, question durability and instincts
    Outside linebackers
    1
    Aaron Curry Wake Forest Scheme diverse/high-level performer, safest pick in draft
    2
    Brian Orakpo Texas Talented conversion guy, explosive off edge
    3
    Brian Cushing USC Love attitude/passion, 4-3 SAM/3-4 ILB?
    4
    Larry English Northern Illinois Can run the arc, level of competition
    5
    Clay Matthews USC No comment
    Cornerbacks
    1
    Malcolm Jenkins Ohio State Great length/very physical, CB or FS?
    2
    *Vontae Davis Illinois Highly gifted skill-set, inconsistent on, off field
    3
    Darius Butler Connecticut Best feet/C.O.D. at Senior Bowl, must tackle consistently
    4
    Alphonso Smith Wake Forest Great instincts/ball skills, size/speed questions
    5
    *D.J. Moore Vanderbilt Quick feet/thin frame, loves to compete
    Safeties
    1
    Louis Delmas Western Michigan Aggressive vs. run/good tackler, average in man-to-man
    2
    Rashad Johnson Alabama Made 11 INTs in two years, CB body
    3
    Patrick Chung Oregon Very solid box safety, likes press/dislikes off-man
    4
    William Moore Missouri Jekyll or Hyde, physically gifted
    5
    Darcel McBath Texas Tech Former CB with range/speed, 7 INTs as senior
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    wait, I thought he was the greatest coverage man ever?
  3. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    To me, it sure looks like the draft is shaping up for the Cowboys to take a S, WR, or G at #51.
  4. SLATEmosphere

    SLATEmosphere Benched

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    He isn't a corner. I wouldn't expect him to be good man-to man..He just roams that backfield making plays!
  5. irvin4evs

    irvin4evs Benched

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    Ellerbe sounds like a good pick for us in the 3rd.
  6. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    compared to the other Safeties in this class that may be true.

    I don't know myself but he looked better than the other guys at the Senior Bowl but that was off coverage.

    Sean Smith would be better as man cover guy at FS but he wants to play CB.

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