Risers-Sliders: Week 13

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Ryan Groy/G/Wisconsin: There are a variety of opinions on Groy in the scouting community but after Saturday most will turn positive. Entering the season with a last day grade, Groy handled fast rising Ra’Shede Hageman throughout the Badgers victory, regularly moving the Gopher lineman from the action and opening large holes for the running game. Groy’s game runs parallel to former teammate Travis Frederick, last April’s first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, as he’s a powerful, mauler best suited for a ball control offense.

    Kareem Martin/DE/North Carolina: Handed a last day draft grade by NFL scouts yet considered a top 75 pick by many on the outside, Martin has quietly had a terrific season. With one game left Martin’s totals include 19 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 13 quarterback hurries and 3 forced fumbles. He also ranks second on the team with 70 tackles. That sort of production will not go unnoticed and good workouts prior to the draft will push Martin into the third at the very least.

    Ka’Deem Carey/RB/Arizona: Carey was tremendous during the Wildcats thumping of Oregon as the junior registered 206 yards rushing on 48 carries with 4 scores. From a scouting point of view Carey showed the ability to carry the load against a big, fast defense as he picked up yardage between tackles and around the corner. Expected to enter the draft, Carey’s performance against Oregon may just seal his status as a second round pick.

    Ameer Abdullah/RB/Nebraska: Scouts usually roll their eyes when the conversation turns to running backs from Nebraska but its time to start talking about Ameer Abdullah. His most recent feat included 147-yards rushing on 25 carries against Penn State, the tenth time this season Abdullah has gone over the century mark. In fact the only game he did not rush for 100-yard was during the loss to UCLA when he was just two yards shy of the mark. The junior is small yet creative and finds ways to pick up big chunks of yardage from the line of scrimmage. He’s solid middle-round value and will be a nice fit in the NFL as a situation/change of pace ball carrier.

    Tim Cornett/RB/UNLV: There’s a terrific story brewing in the Mountain West Conference as UNLV, a perennial two win program, is bowl eligible for the first time in a decade. Cornett’s play is largely responsible for the team’s resurgence. In the midst of a career season, his latest performance included 220-yards rushing and 4 scores against Air Force in difficult conditions. For the season Cornett has scored 15 touchdowns on the ground.

  2. ABQcowboyJR

    ABQcowboyJR Well-Known Member

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    Man I specifically watched that Wisconsin Minney game to watch Hageman and came away fairly underwhelmed. Might have been a great day for Groy, I don't know. It did reaffirm my initial thoughts on Hageman just not being a very disruptive player.

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