Selections #27 DeAngelo Williams RB Memphis Position: RB Class: Sr School: Memphis Conference: Conference USA Ht., Wt.: 5-9, 214 40 Time: 4.55 BIO: Awarded All-American and All-Conference honors last season after 310/1,964/18 on the ground and 12/71/1 as a receiver. Junior rushing totals included 313/1,948/22 after 243/1,430/10 as a sophomore. Conference USA Player of the Year every season since his sophomore campaign. POSITIVES: Patient and instinctive ball carrier with a complete game. Sees the field, waits for blocks to develop and follows them anywhere on the field. Finds the cutback lanes, makes defenders miss and gets through the small creases. Plays with outstanding balance, body control and power. Displays good first-step quickness with a burst of speed. Aggressive, puts his shoulders into defenders and works to finish runs. Effective blocking in pass protection. Solid receiver out of the backfield. NEGATIVES: Lacks the flat-out speed to beat defenders around corner. Has carried the ball almost 1,000 times in college. ANALYSIS: A highly decorated collegian and the nation's top senior running back, Williams has the tools to be an instant starter in the NFL. Should have a long and productive career yet does not have that something special to make one think he.s a franchise ball-carrier. ____________________ #58 Richard Marshall CB Fresno State Richard Marshall Grade: 4.03 Position: CB Class: Jr School: Fresno State Conference: Western Athletic Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 189 40 Time: 4.47 Grading System BIO: All-Conference selection as a junior after leading the team in tackles, posting 78/3/11. Sophomore totals included 61/3/5 including an interception return of 100 yards. POSITIVES: Physically gifted cornerback who shuts down opponents. Works to get out of jams against opponents at the line of scrimmage, displays good footwork in all directions and loses nothing in transition. Displays a great burst of speed, timing and flashes on the scene. Clings to opponents in downfield coverage, not afraid to mix it up, and is a willing defender in run support. NEGATIVES: Hesitant in zone coverage. Struggled against top competition last season. ANALYSIS: Possessing excellent size/speed numbers, Marshall is an athletic prospect with a great amount of upside. Needs to fine-tune his game yet offers starting potential. ____________________ #88 (Panthers trade picks # and # to Chicago for #88) OLB James Anderson Virginia Tech Position: OLB Class: Sr School: Virginia Tech Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 6-2.5, 229 40 Time: 4.64 Selected by: Carolina Panthers Round 3, pick 24 (88 overall) Grading System BIO: Two-year starter who posted career-best numbers of 82/8.5/3 as a senior after 48/6.5/2.5 during his junior campaign. POSITIVES: Developing linebacker who stands out in space. Collapses from the outside defending the run, quickly changes direction and displays good range. Smart with solid instincts. Gets depth on drops and holds his ground at the point of attack. NEGATIVES: Not a sure-handed tackler or sudden defender. Average skills in coverage. ANALYSIS: A prospect who elevated his game the past two years, Anderson is a one-gap linebacker who should excel on special teams. ____________________ #89 Rashad Butler OT Miami Position: T Class: 5Sr School: Miami (FL) Conference: Big East Ht., Wt.: 6-4.5, 293 40 Time: 5.21 Selected by: Carolina Panthers Round 3, pick 25 (89 overall) Grading System BIO: Full-time starter the past two seasons, handling the right tackle position as a senior after spending his junior campaign on the left side. POSITIVES: Athletic pass-blocking tackle with excellent upside for the next level. Plays with good pad level, effectively uses angles and shows potential as a position blocker. Quick-footed sliding laterally, properly places his hands into defenders and makes exceptional use of angles. Anchors at the point and works well with teammates. NEGATIVES: Not an overpowering lineman and rarely gets movement from run blocks. Has a tall, thin build and needs to improve the strength of his base. ANALYSIS: A solid worker who.s shown definite progress the past two seasons, Butler is a solid developmental prospect who could grow into a starting tackle on an NFL level. ____________________ #121 Nate Salley S Ohio State Position: S Class: Sr School: Ohio State Conference: Big Ten Ht., Wt.: 6-1.5, 216 40 Time: 4.69 Grading System BIO: Three-year starter and an All-Conference pick as a senior after 43/1/6. Junior numbers included a career-high 55 tackles. POSITIVES: Physical, run-defending safety who is best in the box. Strong at the point and brings ball carriers down on initial contact. Moves well laterally, works well with cornerbacks and is effective facing the action. Has a solid burst of closing speed and goes for the knockout blow. NEGATIVES: Marginal ball skills in coverage. Usually a half-step late arriving on the scene. Does not play with a great sense of urgency. ANALYSIS: Better up the field in a straight line, Salley looks like a traditional strong safety best suited in a limited area. ____________________ #155 TE Jeff King Virginia Tech Position: TE Class: Sr School: Virginia Tech Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 6-5, 245 40 Time: 4.89 Selected by: Carolina Panthers Round 5, pick 22 (155 overall) Grading System BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a junior and earned All-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 26/292/6 after 25/304/4 the prior year. POSITIVES: Consistent tight end with a complete game. Nasty blocker who controls opponents at the point of attack. Plays with good pad level, seals defenders from the action and stays with assignments. Solid route-runner and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Reads the defense, finds the open areas on the field and exposes himself to the big hit in order to make the reception. NEGATIVES: Not a flashy or explosive tight end. Marginal playing speed and rarely makes plays in the secondary. ANALYSIS: A competitive prospect with great work habits, King nicely projects as a second tight end in the NFL. Offers starting abilities in certain systems and possesses the tools to stick around the league for a long time. ____________________ #234 G Will Montgomery Virginia Tech Position: C Class: 5Sr School: Virginia Tech Conference: Big East Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 312 40 Time: 5.1 Selected by: Carolina Panthers Round 7, pick 26 (234 overall) Grading System BIO: Three-year starter at center and guard. POSITIVES: Tough, hard-working blocker with potential at several positions. Explodes off the snap, jolts opponents at the point and blocks with good lean. Stays square and seals defenders from the action. Tenacious and goes hard until the whistle blows. NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment, footwork and overall blocking range. Rarely finishes blocks. ANALYSIS: A heads-up lineman who does the little things well, Montgomery is an intelligent blocker who finds ways to get the job done. His versatility and starting potential at center are attractive. ____________________ #237 DE Stanley McClover Auburn Position: DE Class: So School: Auburn Conference: Southeastern Ht., Wt.: 6-2.5, 262 40 Time: 4.72 Selected by: Carolina Panthers Round 7, pick 29 (237 overall) Grading System BIO: Two-year starter and All-Conference selection who posted 31/13.5/8 last season. Sophomore totals were 35/10/7.5. POSITIVES: Explosive pass-rusher with a high upside for the next level. Quick off the snap, can bend off the edge or pursue from the backside with speed. Displays outstanding range on the field and is fast in any direction. Disciplined and does more than just mindlessly rush up the field. NEGATIVES: Undersized, lacks strength at the point and can be driven off the line by opponents. Hobbled with an ankle injury last season. ANALYSIS: A surprise entry into this year's draft, McClover is a developing pass rusher who offers a variety of skills. Must physically mature and improve his strength yet offers starting potential.