Selections #31 Kelly Jennings DB Miami Position: CB Class: 5Sr School: Miami (FL) Conference: Big East Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 180 40 Time: 4.47 BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after posting 31/3/13. Junior totals were 25/2/5. POSITIVES: Natural cover corner with starting abilities in the NFL. Quickly transitions off the line, runs with opponents downfield and stays with receivers out from breaks. Instinctive, quickly locates the pass and has good ball skills. Fluid in all his motions, quick-footed on the field and willing to mix it up. NEGATIVES: Possesses a slim build, gets out-positioned or loses out in battles. ANALYSIS: A consistent player, Jennings took his game to another level as a senior and now sits as a possible first-round selection. Has the skills to be used in either zone or backed off the line of scrimmage and should see significant playing time as a rookie. ____________________ #63 Darryl Tapp DE Virginia Tech Position: DE Class: Sr School: Virginia Tech Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 6-1.5, 252 40 Time: 4.87 Grading System BIO: Two-year starter who posted 48/14.5/10 last season after 60/16.5/8.5 the prior year. All-Conference selection as a junior and senior. POSITIVES: Hard-working defender who plays with great energy. Fast off the edge and makes plays down the line of scrimmage. Gets leverage on opponents playing with good pad level and is rarely off his feet. Works his hands throughout the action, displays balance and body control. Immediately alters his angle of attack or changes direction. Instinctive, locates the ball and stays with plays. NEGATIVES: Undersized, can be controlled at the point or removed from the action by fullbacks. Takes wide angles around opponents to avoid blocks altogether. ANALYSIS: An intense defender with great work habits, Tapp is best suited as a one-gap defensive end or rush linebacker. Lacks the eye-catching size/speed numbers but his production on the field is impressive. ____________________ #128 OG Rob Sims Ohio State Position: OG Class: 4Sr School: Ohio State Conference: Big Ten Ht., Wt.: 6-2.5, 307 40 Time: 5.21 Selected by: Seattle Seahawks Round 4, pick 31 (128 overall) Grading System BIO: Two-year starter at left tackle who moved inside to guard as a senior. POSITIVES: Athletic blocker coming off a good senior campaign. Quick off the snap, jolts opponents at the point and seals them from the action. Picks up stunts or twists and flashes skill in space. NEGATIVES: Weight-room strong yet not a dominant blocker who finishes the play. Minimal skills in motion. Must make better use of angles. ANALYSIS: Consistent the past three seasons, Sims benefited from the move to guard as a senior. Must take his game to another level yet holds upside as a potential starter. ____________________ #163 FB David Kirtman USC Position: FB Class: Sr School: USC Conference: Pacific-10 Ht., Wt.: 5-11.5, 233 40 Time: 4.76 Selected by: Seattle Seahawks Round 5, pick 30 (163 overall) Grading System BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a senior and was awarded All-Conference honors. Totaled 19/220/1 catching the ball. POSITIVES: Hard-working lead blocker with solid hands. Has terrific blocking vision, gets a pad on defenders and disrupts their angle of attack. Solid position blocker who walls defenders from the action. Aggressive, stays with assignments and works to finish. Reliable receiver who adjusts to the errant throw and makes the difficult reception. NEGATIVES: Not explosive off the snap, lacks speed around the corner and does not finish blocks. ANALYSIS: After moving into the starting spot, Kirtman did a solid job for one of the nation's most explosive offenses. May never be a dominant lead blocker yet does enough things well enough to be a No. 2 player at his position. ____________________ #239 P Ryan Plackemeier Wake Forest Position: P Class: Sr School: Wake Forest Conference: Atlantic Coast Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 249 40 Time: 5.25 Selected by: Seattle Seahawks Round 7, pick 31 (239 overall) Grading System BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and awarded All-Conference honors the past three years. Averaged 47.2 yards on 67 punts as a senior with a long of 82 yards. Placed a career-best 20 punts inside the 20-yard line. POSITIVES: Consistent punter with a big leg. Gets solid hang-time, terrific distance and can flip the field. Punts his team out of jams. Coming off a solid combine performance. NEGATIVES: Marginal abilities as a directional punter. Formerly kicked field goals but ineffective. ANALYSIS: Possessing an NFL leg, Plackemeire has been reliable the past three seasons and comes through in the tough spot. Needs to fine-tune his game yet can compete for a job at the next level. ____________________ #249 (Compensatory pick) WR Ben Obomanu Auburn Position: WR Class: Sr School: Auburn Conference: Southeastern Ht., Wt.: 6-1, 205 40 Time: 4.5 Selected by: Seattle Seahawks Round 7, pick 41 (249 overall) Grading System BIO: Led the team last year posting 33/357/5 after 25/359/7 the prior year. POSITIVES: Developing receiver who elevated his game as a senior. Solid athlete who extends over defenders and high-points the pass. Displays sharpness running routes, stays low on exit and offers the quarterback a big target. Comes back to the ball, displays good focus and body control. NEGATIVES: Does not consistently catch the ball cleanly. Lacks top-end speed and does not present himself as a deep threat. ANALYSIS: Physically talented, Obamanu has the skills necessary to develop into a productive third receiver at the next level.