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Pauline: NFL draft risers, sliders: Week 4

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Khalil Mack*/DE-OLB/Buffalo: The Bulls of Buffalo lost a conference game to Kent State earlier this week yet Mack won the day. Rarely mentioned outside of scouting circles, Mack was effective in all facets of the game. He made his presence felt finishing with a career-high 12 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and one pass breakup. Mack was constantly applying pressure up the field and showed great skill in pursuit. For most of the game he faced off against Kent State left tackle Brian Winters, considered by scouts to be a potential top 75 draft pick. Mack beat the future NFL lineman on a number of occasions. The athletic prospect lines up at defensive end for Buffalo yet projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.

    Eric Fisher/T/Central Michigan: Fisher is another NFL talent from the Mid-American Conference who stood out against top competition. Fisher struggled earlier this season against Michigan State yet rebounded and looked stellar against Iowa. He displayed outstanding pass protection skills as well as the ability to block in motion. The 6-foot, 7-inch Fisher is a solid athlete who easily moves his body around the field, adjusting to stop blitzes and easily annihilating linebackers on the second level. He's a mid-round prospect with starting potential.

    Jamar Taylor/CB/Boise State: Taylor was considered a late round pick entering the season yet his play in 2012 has scouts reconsidering that opinion. Against BYU he was largely responsible for holding the usually reliable Cougar air attack to just 61-yards passing during the Bronco's one point win. Taylor ranked second on the team with seven tackles during the contest while also registering one interception and one sack. He possesses the size (5-feet, 11-inches) and speed (4.4-forty) NFL teams want in a starter and seemingly has rounded out his game this year.

    Tavon Austin/WR-RS/West Virginia: Austin stepped up in a big way against a feisty Maryland defense that made life tough for the Mountaineers. His statistics, which included 13 receptions, 179 receiving yards and three touchdowns, tell a fraction of the story.


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  2. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    EJ Manual would be tough for me to pass up in the mid-late first. He is the total package.
  3. dstew60105

    dstew60105 Active Member

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    Very easy to pass up in the 1st. Hasn't done much in 4 years at FSU. Don't be blinded by one game.
  4. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Four games. And mebbe I'm jumping the gun a tad, but if he rolls the rest of the season the way he has so far, he'll be a top-ten pick.

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