The Sporting News draft follower lists T.C.U.'s and Boise State's Top 7 Draft Prospec

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    The Sporting News draft follower lists T.C.U.'s and Boise State's Top 7 Draft Prospects.

    4. Wayne Daniels, DE/OLB, TCU
    Daniels (6-2, 250) is an undersized end but can be a disruptive pass rusher and productive player against the run. He lacks the ideal size and strength to play end in a 4-3 scheme and hasn't shown the elite explosiveness and burst off the ball. He has, however, displayed good athleticism and the ability play in an upright stance as a rush linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.

    He has been consistently productive pressuring the pocket and making tackles in run support on running plays at him and away from him. He uses his hands well to jolt pass blockers, stay free and get to the quarterback. With half the teams playing a 3-4 scheme, Daniels' value has gone up. Projection: Fourth or fifth round

    5. Andrew Dalton, QB, TCU
    Dalton (6-2, 216) is an athletic QB with the arm strength to make all the NFL throws, but he is raw and developing. He has the quickness, athleticism and speed to get away from pressure to make throws on the move or scramble. He can set up and make quick-hitting throws with good zip and accuracy, but his footwork and passing mechanics aren't consistent, which leads to accuracy problems.

    Though he has the arm strength to make deep throws, Dalton's delivery is a little slow and allows defenders to close quickly on the ball. Dalton must improve his mechanics if he is going to become a consistent enough passer to be more than a backup in the NFL. Projection: Fourth or fifth round

    6. Ryan Winterswyk, DE, Boise State
    Winterswyk (6-4, 263) is a tough, highly competitive end who plays with excellent passion and intensity, enabling him to be a consistently disruptive player. He is strong and does a good job of holding his ground against run blocks, carries out his assignment and flashes the ability to free up and make the tackle on runs to his side of the field.

    He is not an explosive pass rusher who can consistently threaten the corner. He primarily gets pressure on the QB through great effort and hustle. He has not shown the athleticism to play upright and off the ball as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. With his toughness, technique, intelligence and effort, Winterswyk can carve out a good career as a backup in the NFL. Projection: Sixth or seventh round

    7. Marcus Cannon, T/G, TCU
    Cannon (6-5, 350) is a huge offensive lineman with the size, strength and athleticism to play tackle or guard. However, he hasn't been consistent enough at tackle to convince us he can play there in the NFL. There is no doubt he has the quickness and athleticism to slide out to the corner in time to block speed rushers, but he is often late moving at the snap and has bad footwork. That combination causes him to struggle to get outside in time to protect the corner.

    He also doesn't use his hands well, which allows pass rushers to jolt and defeat him too easily. He also can be driven backward into the quarterback's lap by bull rushes. He is not an aggressive, fire-off-the-ball in-line run blocker, but once he gets hold of a defensive lineman, he has shown the strength to get him off his feet to open the hole. Cannon has the size to be drafted higher than we have him rated, but he needs to improve his consistency. Projection: Sixth or seventh round

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