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Mayock's top 20 prospects

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Mayock's top 20 prospects
    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 Pat White West Virginia No comment
    5 Rhett Bomar Sam Houston State Makes throws, sloppy on occasion

    Running backs
    1 *Knowshon Moreno Georgia Lateral quickness, love his finish
    2 *Chris "Beanie" Wells Ohio State Downhill runner, inconsistent durability
    3 *Donald Brown Connecticut Great quickness, makes people miss, patient
    4 *Andre Brown North Carolina State No comment
    5 *LeSean McCoy Pittsburgh Vision and cutback ability, questionable long speed

    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
    5 *Darrius Heyward-Bey Maryland H-W-S specimen, inconsistent hands
    5 *Brian Robiskie Ohio State No comment

    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 Eugene Monroe Virginia Kept Branden Albert at guard, gifted pass protector
    2 Jason Smith Baylor Think Ryan Clady, needs run-game improvement
    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 Jasper Brinkley South Carolina No comment
    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 Clay Matthews USC No comment
    T-5th Larry English Northern Illinois Can run the arc, level of competition
    T-5th Aaron Maybin Penn State No comment

    Cornerbacks
    1 *Vontae Davis Illinois Highly gifted skill-set, inconsistent on, off field
    2 Malcolm Jenkins Ohio State Great length/very physical, CB or FS?
    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 *Jairus Byrd 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 Patrick Chung Oregon Very solid box safety, likes press/dislikes off-man
    3 Rashad Johnson Alabama Made 11 INTs in two years, CB body
    4 William Moore Missouri Jekyll or Hyde, physically gifted
    5 Darcel McBath Texas Tech Former CB with range/speed, 7 INTs as senior



    * -- underclassman granted special eligibility

    Check NFL.com for updates to Mike Mayock's top five prospects at each position. This list will continue to change until the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25-26 in New York City.

    Be sure to watch Path to the Draft every Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Paul Burmeister, Mayock and Charles Davis will break down the latest in what's going on around the draft landscape.

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  2. Rampage

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    Safeties
    1 Louis Delmas Western Michigan Aggressive vs. run/good tackler, average in man-to-man
    2 Patrick Chung Oregon Very solid box safety, likes press/dislikes off-man

    3 Rashad Johnson Alabama Made 11 INTs in two years, CB body
    4 William Moore Missouri Jekyll or Hyde, physically gifted
    5 Darcel McBath Texas Tech Former CB with range/speed, 7 INTs as senior

    Bob Owned!

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  3. 28 Joker

    28 Joker 28 Joker

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    Robert Ayers did very well at his pro day in rush outside linebacker drills. Very interesting. He might sneak into the top 10.

    Chris Walker. Remember the name, because he's coming next.
  4. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Biggest suprise on this list is Unger number one center. I think he'll be a starter but he spent alot of time in Senior bowl drills getting pushed into the backfield. Did not anchor well.
  5. Woods

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    I wonder what the Cowboys think of Paul Kruger?

    I think he could play both ILB and OLB for us. He's got great size as well. Also, very good production.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Didn't mayock call Carpenter his safest pick in that draft?
  7. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    I seem to remember he liked him and thought he was an ideal 3-4 LB, as many others did.

    I am still very surprised he has failed the way he has.

    Maybe this yr he will finally come through. He did look pretty good at the end of his rookie yr when he got a chance (especially against Atlanta and the playoff game at Seattle)
  8. Bob Sacamano

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    Bob, vindicated!
  9. Rampage

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    yet he calls Chung an in the box safety whick is the opposite of what we need.

    Bob owned 2x

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  10. Bob Sacamano

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    and says he likes press coverage, which you want from your SS, not weak, sissy, deep centerfield

    vindicated!
  11. Rampage

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    too bad he would rarely be pressing anybody in Wade's scheme. oh that one hurt

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  12. Bob Sacamano

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    Wade likes to press...
  13. SLATEmosphere

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    LOLOLOL Rampage tearing Bob apart right now!!!!

    You see that 1. next to Delmas's name? I don't see one by Chungys..WHY!? Can you say in-the box safety? aka garbage city.
  14. SLATEmosphere

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    WHen has a safety ever pressed in Wade's scheme!?! Please show me..I'm also going to send a picture when I saw a unicorn the other day..we'll both have the same results.
  15. Bob Sacamano

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    strong safeties need to cover backs and TEs, you only do that manned up

    we haven't played zone with our strong safety because Roy doesn't have the footspeed, and is too thick to be able to turn and run

    NFLDS

    Chung: 49
    Delmas: 50
  16. Rampage

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    actually his big dumbarse wanted to play zone 100% of the time until our Corners told him they wanted to play man. I didn't see Hamlin or Davis pressing anybody last season.

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  17. Bob Sacamano

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    Hamlin and Davis can't play press, too slow and straight-line

    you do know that Wade fits his scheme to his players right? we've been playing zone because we barely have anybody outside of Newman and maybe Jenkins in the future who can play man

    facts and knowledge >>>>> .GIFs
  18. Rampage

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    :lmao: we were playing mostly man after Wade "took over" the defense.

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  19. Bob Sacamano

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    no we weren't, it was like that for a couple games, Newman was still complaining about it late in the season

    did you see any safeties playing man? nope, back in deep coverage

    I win...with facts...again
  20. Dash28

    Dash28 Felis silvestris catus

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    Nobody is getting owned, neither has done anything in the NFL yet.

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