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Wilson8
01-14-2013, 05:53 AM
East West Shrine Game - NFL Network – Saturday January 19th at 3:00 PM CST.

http://www.shrinegame.com/en/Teams/EastRosterNew.aspx

http://www.shrinegame.com/Teams/westRosterNew.aspx

I like the 2nd QB on the East roster, Colby Cameron as a possible 2nd QB for the Chiefs to draft. Smaller school, Louisiana Tech and not lots of experience but won the Sammy Baugh award for the nation’s top passer.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=115613&draftyear=2013&genpos=QB

Wilson8
01-14-2013, 05:57 AM
East West Shrine Game Preview

Russ Lande gives insight into eight prospects NFL teams will be watching closely at the East West Shrine Game

On Monday, the sports media will turn their entire focus to the Conference Championship Games next weekend, but for nearly every NFL team their focus will be squarely on the beginning of the All Star Game junket. Today all the invited players should be settled in Tampa, Florida so that on Monday they can go through the first padded practices in preparation for Saturday’s East West Shrine Game with over 100 NFL personnel watching every rep of practice closely. Below we give a short synopsis of eight players NFL teams are excited to watch this week.

1. Brandan Bishop, SAF, North Carolina State (6004, 206 and 4.60 E): A smart and instinctive defender who was constantly around the ball making big tackles, we, along with NFL people we have spoken with, want to get a better feel for his quickness and athleticism this week. From film study he is viewed as an adequate athlete, but not a top level one that NFL teams look for in starting safeties. He has a chance this week to prove to NFL teams that he has the foot quickness, agility, burst and speed to have legit range in coverage, which would definitely help his draft stock.

2. Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan (6016, 224 and 4.80 E): A strong armed and accurate passer, NFL teams are excited to evaluate Carder against top prospects from across the country. Can he stick his back foot in the ground, drive off it and stride into throw to make the quick hitting passes with good timing and accuracy. Additionally, teams want to get a feel for how he handles the uncomfortable situation of adjusting to throwing to new receivers as is proves how quickly a quarterback can adjust to changing circumstances.

3. Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech (6031, 229 and 4.41): A former high school quarterback who made the switch to receiver during redshirt freshmen season, NFL teams are intrigued by his combination of size, explosiveness, speed and toughness. Still learning the nuances of the position, it is clear that he understands what the defense and specifically the cornerback covering him is trying to do, so he can adjust his route accordingly. We, along with many NFL people we have spoken with, want to get a better feel for how natural his hands are to feel more comfortable with him being a third or fourth round pick.

4. Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech (6020, 187 and 4.40): A former track star at Kansas, 2012 was Fuller’s breakout season at Virginia Tech and he definitely has caught the NFL’s attention. Blessed with rare acceleration and top end speed, we have been impressed by Fuller’s route running and look forward to see how he handles the tight coverage that he will face throughout the week of practice. NFL teams also want to figure out if they feel he can add bulk to his frame and can withstand the rigors of playing in the NFL with his slight frame. If he shines this week and at the Combine, I think he could rise up draft boards an enormous amount this spring and could challenge to be a second round pick.

5. Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa (5116, 190 and 4.55 E): Highly productive during his career at Iowa, NFL teams really want to see Hype in coverage this week as he is viewed as one of the most versatile defensive backs amongst the second tier prospects. Naturally instinctive, Hyde consistently reads and reacts to passes in front of him and closes in time to make the tackle after the catch. He does not however have the explosiveness and elite speed that NFL teams prefer at cornerback, which is why he is viewed as a “tweener” between cornerback and safety. He needs to prove this week that he has enough athleticism to cover slot receivers and that he is willing to come up and hit if he wants to assure himself of being drafted as a potential backup cornerback and safety.

6. Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State (6052, 220 and 4.72): While nearly everyone has written off Klein playing quarterback in the NFL, I know more than a few NFL personnel people who definitely view him as a high end developmental quarterback prospect. As I have said all season, putting aside Klein’s bad throwing mechanics, he has many attributes, size, physical strength, arm strength, deep accuracy, athleticism to avoid sacks and outstanding character/intangibles, that starting quarterbacks in the NFL need. A strong week here could lead to a late invitation to the Senior Bowl, which could start a rise up draft boards.

7. Zeke Motta, SAF, Notre Dame (6022, 215 and 4.55 E): Possibly the player scouts are most split on across the country; Motta needs a big week after a disappointing game against Alabama has even his biggest supporters questioning his ability While he no doubt looks the part and is willing to fly up the field and make blow up hits, as he showed against Alabama he gets over aggressive and high at times, which leads to him missing tackles he should easily make. He needs to prove to NFL teams that he has the athleticism to handle the deep coverage in the NFL and that he can be a more consistent tackler if he wants to be drafted before the late rounds.

8. Keith Pough, LB, Howard (6016, 236 and 4.93): One of the most productive small school prospects, Pough has to prove that he has the playing speed to maintain his level of production while making the huge jump up in competition. A smart young man with outstanding character, intangibles and competitiveness, there is little doubt he has the off-field traits to be a star in the NFL. Now he must prove that he has enough physical talent to make the jump to assure himself of being drafted in the first four rounds.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-Previews-The-East-West-Shrine-Game.html

kepp
01-14-2013, 07:59 AM
I'm not a KSU fan by any means, but I find myself rooting for Klein to get a shot somewhere.

htismaqe
01-14-2013, 08:41 AM
I love Micah Hyde. And I like Corey Fuller a lot too.

Wilson8
01-14-2013, 09:06 PM
EAST TEAM
Coach: Jerry Glanville
Offense:
Terron Armstead, OL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
WR Emory Blake, WR, Auburn
QB Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech
Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
Jordan Devey, OL, Memphis
R.J. Dill, OL, Rutgers
Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh
Montel Harris, RB, Temple
Garth Heikkinen, OL, Minnesota-Duluth
Erik Highsmith, WR, North Carolina
Mark Jackson, OL, Glenville State
D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers
T.J. Johnson, OL, South Carolina
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
Eric Kush, OL, California (Pa.)
Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College
Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
Matt Sewell, OL, McMaster (Ontario, Canada)
Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State
Nick Speller, OL, Massachusetts
Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
Matt Stankiewitch, OL, Penn State
Nathan Stanley, QB, Southeastern La.
Trent Steelman, WR, Army
Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
Brandon Turner, WR, Navy
Early Watford, OL, James Madison

Wilson8
01-14-2013, 09:08 PM
Defense:
Sam Barrington, LB, South Florida
David Bass, DL, Missouri Western State
Brendan Bishop, S, North Carolina State
Dylan Breeding, P, Arkansas
Xavier Brewer, CB, Clemson
Mike Catapano, DL, Princeton
Izaan Cross, DL, Georgia Tech
Matt Evans, LB, New Hampshire
Josh Evans, S, Florida
A.J. Francis, DL, Maryland
Rashard Hall, S, Clemson
Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State
Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue
Robert McCabe, LB, Georgetown
Anthony McCloud, DL, Florida State
Brandon McGee, CB, Miami (Fla.)
Nick Moody, LB, Florida State
Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut
Kejuan Riley, S, Alabama State
Branden Smith, CB, Georgia
Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
Devin Taylor, DL, South Carolina
Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond
Scott Vallone, DL, Rutgers
Joe Vellano, DL, Maryland
Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida
Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Trey Wilson, CB, Vanderbilt
Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State

WV
01-14-2013, 09:09 PM
I'm not a KSU fan by any means, but I find myself rooting for Klein to get a shot somewhere.

The Jets might be interested. :)

Wilson8
01-14-2013, 09:10 PM
WEST TEAM
Coach: Leeman Bennett
Offense:
Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennessee State
Jeff Baca, OL, UCLA
Sam Brenner, OL, Utah
Braden Brown, OL, Brigham Young
Zach Brown, K, Portland State
Dan Buckner, WR, Arizona
Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State
Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan
Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
Keenan Davis, WR, Iowa
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech
Kirby Fabien, OL, Calgary
Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
James Ferentz, OL, Iowa
Manase Foketi, OL, West Texas A&M
Blaize Foltz, OL, TCU
Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky
Tanner Hawkinson, OL, Kansas
Josh Hill, TE, Idaho State
Zach Line, RB, SMU
Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
Dann O'Neill, OL, Western Michigan
Andrew Robiskie, OL, Western Illinois
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
Ryan Turnley, OL, Pittsburgh
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

Wilson8
01-14-2013, 09:12 PM
Defense:
Jahleel Addae, S, Central Michigan
Josh Boyd, DL, Mississippi State
William Campbell, DL, Michigan
Cody Davis, S, Texas Tech
Steve Greer, LB, Virginia
Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois
Aaron Hester, CB, UCLA
DeVonte Holloman, LB, South Carolina
Wes Horton, DL, USC
Josh Hubner, P, Arizona State
Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma
Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
Keelan Johnson, S, Arizona State
Travis Johnson, DL, San Jose State
A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State
Rob Lohr, DL, Vanderbilt
Nigel Malone, CB, Kansas State
Bradley McDougald, S, Kansas
Zeke Motta, S, Notre Dame
Will Pericak, DL, Colorado
Keith Pough, LB, Howard
Sheldon Price, CB, UCLA
Albert Rosette, LB, Nevada
Caleb Schreibeis, DL, Montana State
Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
Brandon Thurmond, DL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nathan Williams, LB, Ohio State
Duke Williams, S, Nevada
Khalid Wooten, CB, Nevada

jd1020
01-14-2013, 09:59 PM
Wouldn't mind Zeke Motta in the 5th+ rounds.

Saccopoo
01-15-2013, 12:16 AM
Potentials
WEST TEAM
Coach: Leeman Bennett
Offense:
Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennessee State
Jeff Baca, OL, UCLA
Sam Brenner, OL, Utah
Braden Brown, OL, Brigham Young
Zach Brown, K, Portland State
Dan Buckner, WR, Arizona
Chad Bumphis, WR, Mississippi State
Alex Carder, QB, Western Michigan
Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union
Keenan Davis, WR, Iowa
Seth Doege, QB, Texas Tech
Kirby Fabien, OL, Calgary
Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
James Ferentz, OL, Iowa
Manase Foketi, OL, West Texas A&M
Blaize Foltz, OL, TCU
Tyrone Goard, WR, Eastern Kentucky
Tanner Hawkinson, OL, Kansas
Josh Hill, TE, Idaho State
Zach Line, RB, SMU
Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M
Dann O'Neill, OL, Western Michigan
Andrew Robiskie, OL, Western Illinois
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
Zach Sudfeld, TE, Nevada
Ryan Turnley, OL, Pittsburgh
Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State

DaKCMan AP
01-15-2013, 07:48 AM
The senior bowl is much more intriguing, but...

DaKCMan AP's East-West Shrine Game Watch List:

Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh
Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
Josh Evans, S, Florida
Brandon McGee, CB, Miami
Joseph Fauria, TE, UCLA
Ryan Turnley, OL, Pittsburgh
AJ Klein, LB, Iowa State
Blaize Foltz, G, TCU
Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa
Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech
Duke Williams, S, Nevada
Matt Scott, QB, Arizona

Pestilence
01-15-2013, 09:11 AM
Interviews:

Kansas City - Iowa wide receiver Keenan Davis, Portland State kicker Zach Brown, Mount Union wide receiver Jasper Collins

Chocolate Hog
01-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Dakc this is probablt the wrong thread but what fo you think of Matt Elam as a pro? I liked the guy in college.

DaKCMan AP
01-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Dakc this is probablt the wrong thread but what fo you think of Matt Elam as a pro? I liked the guy in college.

He's my #1 safety in this draft. Kid is a true baller. Good in run support, good in coverage, good instincts. Same size as Earl Thomas, whom Muschamp coached at Texas. Would love to pair him with Berry and have 2 safeties with elite skill sets that are interchangeable in terms of assignments.

Tribal Warfare
01-15-2013, 10:06 AM
Interviews:

Kansas City - Iowa wide receiver Keenan Davis, Portland State kicker Zach Brown, Mount Union wide receiver Jasper Collins

Huh, I find the new coaching/personnel staff interviewing a Kicker somewhat interesting.

htismaqe
01-15-2013, 12:32 PM
Keenan Davis, huh?

Big body, not super fast.

bsp4444
01-15-2013, 03:38 PM
Huh, I find the new coaching/personnel staff interviewing a Kicker somewhat interesting.

I find it encouraging. I've had enough of Succop, unless he can be coached up.

RustShack
01-15-2013, 03:55 PM
AJ Klein would be a nice addition to this team in the middle rounds. I personally would prefer Jake Knott who probably would also be playing if it weren't for his shoulder... but hes also more injury prone. At the same time hes real tough and always plays through injury... this is the first time hes had surgery during the season and thats only because it was in his best interest to be NFL ready.

But either one would play ILB for us.

RustShack
01-15-2013, 08:37 PM
I love Micah Hyde. And I like Corey Fuller a lot too.

Not a fan of Hyde. I've always thought he was overrated.. Maybe if he bulks up he could be a safety...

Fat Elvis
01-15-2013, 09:18 PM
EAST TEAM
Coach: Jerry Glanville
Offense:
Terron Armstead, OL, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
WR Emory Blake, WR, Auburn
QB Colby Cameron, QB, Louisiana Tech
Marcus Davis, WR, Virginia Tech
Jordan Devey, OL, Memphis
R.J. Dill, OL, Rutgers
Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech
Ray Graham, RB, Pittsburgh
Montel Harris, RB, Temple
Garth Heikkinen, OL, Minnesota-Duluth
Erik Highsmith, WR, North Carolina
Mark Jackson, OL, Glenville State
D.C. Jefferson, TE, Rutgers
T.J. Johnson, OL, South Carolina
Collin Klein, QB, Kansas State
Eric Kush, OL, California (Pa.)
Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College
Lucas Reed, TE, New Mexico
Matt Sewell, OL, McMaster (Ontario, Canada)
Rodney Smith, WR, Florida State
Nick Speller, OL, Massachusetts
Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
Matt Stankiewitch, OL, Penn State
Nathan Stanley, QB, Southeastern La.
Trent Steelman, WR, Army
Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida
Brandon Turner, WR, Navy
Early Watford, OL, James Madison



Colby Cameron may be a sleeper pick in the later rounds or be brought in as a UDFA. I think he could fit in well with Reid's scheme.

Rambozo
01-16-2013, 06:33 AM
Out of all of those guys, Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette is the best player I have seen. Look for him to turn some heads. He is 6' 3", has great coverage skills, and plays with a mean streak.

htismaqe
01-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Not a fan of Hyde. I've always thought he was overrated.. Maybe if he bulks up he could be a safety...

The guy has an uncanny nose for the ball and the ability to score from anywhere on the field.

He's definitely NOT overrated.

htismaqe
01-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Out of all of those guys, Melvin White, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette is the best player I have seen. Look for him to turn some heads. He is 6' 3", has great coverage skills, and plays with a mean streak.

:clap::clap::clap:

Another Cajun fan!

RustShack
01-16-2013, 11:39 AM
AJ Klein turned down Senior Bowl invite after already accepting invite to Shrine.

RustShack
01-17-2013, 10:58 PM
A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State (6013, 246 and 4.70): We were pleasantly surprised to see Klein at practice today, as he has apparently accepted an invitation to next week’s Senior Bowl. He continues to make the most of his opportunity here in St. Pete, as today he displayed solid speed and athleticism versus the run and pass. He showed good instincts in zone coverage on one play by taking a solid drop and following the QB to the ball in order to break up a pass. On run plays he was quick to fill gaps and was consequently able to beat blocks to the point of attack.

Buehler445
01-20-2013, 09:47 AM
I'm not a KSU fan by any means, but I find myself rooting for Klein to get a shot somewhere.

Me too. I doubt he catches on anywhere, but AFAIC if he's available in the 5-7 pick him up. I figure if he scores 3 TDs as a gadget player he's earned his way. Particularly the way we've been drafting.

I think he's probably good for that. He's athletic enough to play Wildcat or line him up for a WR pass or something. I don't hate his as a gadget player and he might be coachable enough to develop.

Wilson8
01-20-2013, 10:16 PM
A few players that looked good during the game –

#81 WR Anthony Amos, 5’11”, 183 lbs- Middle Tennessee State – end around for touchdown and several catches. Anthony did a good job of catching and running with the ball after the catch. Reports said he also had a good week of practice.

#84 TE Zach Sudfeld, 6’6” 260 lbs – Nevada – looked good blocking during the game. Had 1 dropped pass but also looked like he could be a pass catcher. See Great Blue North excerpts below for more information on Sudfeld.

For me he was the top player on the West Squad. He’s a solid inline blocker and is a legit downfield receiving threat even though he has average speed. He was even bigger looking than his impressive numbers when I stood next to him on the sidelines at practice. He repeatedly made stretching catches, with hands that are soft and I would guess are going to make some scouts ooh and ah when measured at the COMBINE. His footwork at tapping his feet inbounds was also impressive. He’s not a dump off option, he’s a real weapon who can troll the middle as well as stretch the field. If he was a “sleeper” or flying under the radar I don’t think he is any more. Lots of folks noticed him in Nevada’s Bowl game, and he just reinforced what we all felt we saw there with his work down here this week. Color him, moving up Draft Boards, and reminding me of JASON WITTTEN.<>

The star of the day to me was a repeat: ZACH SUDFELD/TE/Nevada. This guy just keeps getting 10 plus yards downfield at over 250 lbs. and shows great catching mechanics and footwork. He had two more excellent TD catches on high throws where he pulled the ball in and also managed to tap both feet before going out of bounds. He’s also doing some solid work inline blocking in the running game. I’m positive he’s going to be in my TOP 100 after his work down here and in the Nevada Bowl game. Laugh if you want, but he’s looking like a poor man’s TONY GONZALEZ to me.

I was most impressed with the work of #84/ZACH SUDFELD/NEVADA. SUDFELD really caught m eye in the Nevada Bowl game as a downfield receiving threat despite his 6’7/255 size. He did it again today. He’s pretty quick off the snap of the ball, and his long legs really eat up yardage as he gains momentum on his routes. He’s a legit middle to long receiving threat, with good hands and is not afraid to block in-line.
http://www.gbnreport.com/shrinereport.html

#47 LB A.J. Klein, 6’1”, 245 lbs, Iowa State – Looked good coming up and making the tackle. See report below for more info.

KLEIN is a great combination of strength and agility. He came to college as a beefed up run stuffer and now may be one of the best pass defense LBs in the country. He reads the Offense well and often directs his fellow defenders into their coverages. I like his chances as an OLB in a 4-3 scheme as a pro. He too should also make a top notch special teamer. He’s not a sledgehammer type defender, but he will deliver a solid blow and wraps up well when he tackles. He showed this week that he has become a well-rounded LB prospect.

#98 DE Devin Taylor South Carolina 6’7”, 275 lbs,- 6 tackles, 2 for loss, an 1 forced fumble. Reports said he was dominating in practice. On one rush play Devin struck OT Tanner Hawkinson with his hands and sent him to the ground.

#10 QB Matt Scott, Arizona, 6’3”, 208 lbs – QB throwing mechanics looked good. Read that he had trouble being under center during some practice sessions but looked good during the game. Matt had a nice touchdown pass. Really did not get to see him that much because had to split time with other West QBs. QB play not very good in this game but Matt Scott looked to be one of the best and worth a later round draft pick.

CoMoChief
01-21-2013, 07:30 AM
What about Hingle McCringleberry from Penn St ?

Rambozo
01-21-2013, 01:01 PM
I don't usually put too much time into the East-West Shrine Game but, this year I took notes and invested some time in it since our picks are so high... I put much more stock in watching the Senior Bowl practices rather than the actual game but, they don't show the East-West Shrine game practices so keep that in mind. Here's what I saw...

The Bad

The o-line play was horrible. I know these guys will be late round picks and there wasn't much time to gel but, I don't remember it ever being this bad. Kirk Ferentz's son played some center and guard but he was nothing special. There were some guys that were alright at run blocking but no one was good at pass blocking imo. Be glad we took a couple of o-linemen last year...

The QB play was also horrible. It was an atroicious display of arm strength and accuracy all around. I've never see so many balls hit the dirt. Klein is basically a poor man's Tebow. Most of the QBs were really bad but, a couple were OK. However, "OK" probably isn't good for the East-West Shrine game LOL. I probably wouldn't take any of them but here's what I thought.

Matt Scott, QB, Arizona was decent. The guy is short and fast. He came in and moved the chains. He has no arm strength and reminds me of Troy Smith. He had good command of the huddle and was fairly accurate. He is a longshot and probably won't make a practice squad.

Nathan Stanley, QB, Southeast Louisiana was the best QB. His college numbers are bad so this was suprising. He had like 9 TDs and 9 Ints at SE Louisiana last year. He played two years at Ole Miss and tranferred to SE Louisianna. He is a natural thrower and throws a pretty ball. He puts some good zip on it. He is extremely RAW but, he seems smart and has good command of the huddle. He was accurate and had a strong arm. He moved the chains and did a good job. He will probably be a practice squad guy that could turn into a back up.... MAYBE...

Zach Brown, K, Portland State was terrible. Reports said we had talked with this kid. He had a weak leg on kickoffs and missed an easy FG. He didn't seem confident. He won't get drafted.

Offense

Caleb Sturgis, K, Florida had a strong leg, was accurate, and confident. He's a good kicker and will probably be drafted. He had was good on kickoffs and had a good day.

Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt was a decnet player. He has good quickness and a nice burst. He kind of dances around a lot and lost some yards a couple of times because of it. He also dropped a pass. Maybe he was nervous? Honestly, I expected more and was a little bit let down. I liked him at Vandy.

Christine Michael, RB, Texas A&M was a good downhill runner. He fumbled early but came back and led the game in rushing yards. He was unspectacular imo. Reminded me of Jackie Battle a little bit. He seemed full of himself and made the coach's shitlist at A&M. Late in the game, he brought water to the o-linemen on the bench. It's like he was trying to hard to come off as a good guy on TV. I wouldn't draft him.

Zach Line, RB, SMU had a solid game. He's not fast and runs downhill. He reminds me of Jacob Hester, the RB/FB tweener from LSU. He's not really great at anything but is alright at everything. I would pass.

Montel Harris, RB, Temple was a good pass catcher. Not a very good runner or blocker but, he can catch balls out of the backfield. He is like a poor man's Kevin Faulk.

Kerwynn Williams, RB, Utah State was one of my favorite players in the game. He was one of the best players on the field. He is just a really good all around back. Mayock said he was the best blocker out of the bunch, he has great hands, and he is elusive. He is a good runner, he doesn't fumble, and he is an excellent returner. He is extremely agile and quick. He is small at 5'8" but weighs in at 196 lbs. He reminds me of Warrick Dunn but, he has more meat on him. He's built like a rock. Charles Johnson said he reminds him of McCluster but, I don't see it. He is bigger, tougher and is a true RB. This guy is a good football player and will be playing on Sunday's as a role player and would be a very good back up RB. He might even suprise and start one day.

Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College had a good game. He is a good all around player who increased his stock imo. He catches with his hands, he is a good blocker, and he runs good routes. He caught everything thrown his way and moved the chains. He doesn't seem fast but he is sneaky and gets open. He was a team captain at Boston College and will make a team.

Trent Steelman, QB, Army is an interesting prospect. He is very smart and is a QB tweener type. He ran the option and the wildcat well but, didn't throw a pass. He lined up at receiver and dropped two passes but, he did run good routes and he was open. He lined up at RB and had a couple of nice runs. He was the long snapper and did a good job with that. Mayock thinks he should play safety. I think we better pass on this guy. He will be a good feel good story but, I just don't know guys. We've seen this deal before. He still has his Army contract to deal with. He's fast, quick, and has a lot of heart but, he probably won't make a roster. He has a ceiling as a gunner on special teams imo. He will get a lot of hype but, I would pass.

Keenan Davis, WR, Iowa was a pretty good player. Reports last week said the Chiefs talked to this guy. He is a big receiver at 6'2" and weighs 215 lbs. He is a very good blocker and he caught the ball with his hands. He is not elusive, quick, or agile but, he has good speed and can get open. He runs good routes. He would be good in the slot and he plays like Joe Jurivicious. He probably reminds Reid of Riley Cooper. He would be a good late round pick.

Emory Blake, WR, Auburn is a solid player. He has good speed, runs perfect routes, and has good hands. He is a possession type receiver and has led Auburn for the last two years in receptions, yards, and TDs. He made a couple of good sideline catches. He is Jeff Blake's son so he has gotten a lot of practice over the years with his QB dad. He was open all day. I like this kid as a late round pick. He could be a good sleeper pick. However, he could go earlier as his stock is on the rise.

Corey Fuller, WR, Virginia Tech had a good day. He is former NFL CB Corey Fuller's son (doesn't that make you feel old! LOL). He is a speed receiver and he drew two pass interference calls on deep routes. He's faster than his dad was. He has good hands and is quick. He would also be a good late round pick but, like Blake, his stock is on the rise.

Chad Bumphis, WR, Miss. St. had a good game. He is a possession type receiver with good hands. He will probably be a slot receiver in the NFL. He runs good routes but he seeems kind of slow to me. He didn't show much burst or quickness but he does produce. Mayock really likes him and talked about some big games he had in college. He just looks funny to me. He looks kind of chunky and out of shape. He looks more like a RB than a WR and I would pass. He's an odd prospect.

Jasper Collins, WR, Mt. Union is another guy that Mayock loves. He reminds Mayock of Dane Sanzenbacher and he does me too. He fumbled a punt as a returner but, played very well at receiver. He stands 5'10" and weighs 190 lbs. He runs perfect routes and catches the ball with his hands. He will get drafted in the later rounds. He is also a very smart player. He is a good quick slot possession guy. Think Lance Moore. The Chiefs were seen talking with this guy so keep an eye on him.

Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennesee State had a good game. Mayock is high on this guy. He is kind of small. They list him at 6' 185 lbs. He looks even smaller than that to me. He is very fast and elusive. He scored a TD on a WR reverse and is a YAC kind of guy. He can make people miss. He runs sloppy routes and catches the ball in his gut. He probably doesn't have good hands. When interviewed, he seemed as dumb as a box of rocks. If he turned out to be a good player, I see his ceiling as someone like Donte Stallworth. We have seen this type of prospect before. Think Dexter Jackson. The media will make him out to be a small school - good story type of guy in the draft. I would pass. Don't believe the hype and I think he's fools gold. I really don't like the way he catches the ball with his body.

Eric Highsmith, WR, North Carolina is a tall lanky WR that stands 6'3" and weighs in at 195 lbs. He didn't come into the game until the end of the 4th quarter so it kind of makes me think he didn't practice well. However, he was impressive. He ran good routes and made the catch of the game. It was a sideline catch in which he went up for the ball and came down with both feet in bounds despite being pushed by the CB. I liked him and he caught the ball well.

Defense

The safety talent was pretty lackluster and there were only a couple of guys worth noting. None of the players were awful but, only one stood out.

Cooper Taylor, S, Richmond was intriging. He stands 6'4" and weighs in at 230 lbs. However, he doesn't look that big when you watch him. He's quick and agile and takes long strides kind of like Taylor Mays. I don't think he'll be as fast as Mays but, he is a good center fielder. He is excellent in run support and can lay the wood when he wants to. He rotated between both safety positions and this could be valuable to KC. He would allow us to move Berry to either spot and not miss a beat. He is basically everything that Kendrick Lewis is not. Mayock loves this kid and he reminds him of Cam Chancellor from the Seahawks. I would concur with that. Mayock says he can really cover TEs and we need to give this guy a serious look. This guy's stock is on the rise and he looks like a 3rd or 4th round pick to me.

Rashard Hall, S, Clemson stands 6' 2" and weighs 210 lbs. Jerry Glanville, coach of the East team, said to watch him in his pregame interview. He said he was underrated and was a really good thumper. I never noticed him in the game so take it for what it's worth.


Earl Wolff, S/CB, NC State made a nice pick in the end zone. He looks fast but is small for a safety at 6' 196 lbs. He will probably play CB in the NFL.

There was some very good talent at LB in this game. I was pleasently suprised.

Keith Pough, OLB, Howard got a lot of hype from Mayock as a leader. I guess he had a good week of practice and was very vocal. I didn't see anything that stood out in the game. Mayock said he reminds him of a poor man's Sean Weatherspoon.

Sio Moore, OLB, UConn was a good solid player. He is a sideline to sideline player and a very solid tackler. He reminds me of a poor man's Alec Ogletree. He would probably be a good special teamer and a good back up. He's fast and can cover. He's not flashy but, doesn't miss tackles period. He's probably a 4-3 or cover 2 linebacker.

Nick Moody, OLB, Florida State is a converted safety. He is very fast and reacts to the ball well. He reminds me of Dakota Watson and will probably be a special teams ace. He's a good tackler.

Matt Evans, MLB, New Hampshire is a smart and solid player. He's another great tackler and is a thumper. He recovered a fumble and had several tackles. He had 480 career tackles at New Hampshire. He finds the ball and reacts well. He is also really good at making the reads and is a general back there.

AJ Klein, LB, Iowa State had a fantastic game. I would say he was the second or third best player on the field. He stands 6'2" and weighs in at 244 lbs. He looks smaller than he is listed to me but, he plays big. He is disruptive and is constantly in the backfield. He can cover and has good hands. He doesn't seem to be a thumper but is a very very good tackler. Mayock says he is either a 4-3 OLB or a 3-4 MLB at the will position. There are a lot of Chiefs fans who are high on this guy. I hadn't seen him play until yesterday but he is worthy of the hype imo. Mayock has him going in the 3rd or 4th round and we should try and get this guy imo. He's a playmaker who had 5 picks and returned 4 TDs at Iowa State. He is such a good tackler that he reminds of former Steelers great Jack Hamm. I know those are big shoes to fill but this guy could really turn into to something imo.

The strongest position group at this game were the cornerbacks. Honestly, I didn't see a bad one which is good because we need a couple. There is going to be great value at this position throughout the entire draft.

Darren Hester, CB, UCLA stands 6'1" and weighs 205 lbs. He's a good cover corner and can run with anyone. He did draw two pass interference calls against the speedy Fuller but they were unnecessary. The coverage was good. He just didn't get his head around and he seemed nervous. He would be a good project.

Nigel Malone, CB, K-State jumped a route and returned it for a pick six. He had 12 interceptions in his last two years at K-State. He was a JUCO transfer who really stepped up his game. He is built like Richard Marshall and reminds me of him. He stands 5'10" and weighs in at 180 lbs. He's quick and plays fast. I didn't see him make a tackle but he has a nose for the ball and is worth a look.

Brandon Smith, CB, UGA is a small guy at 5'10" and 165 lbs. He got beat for a TD despite good coverage. Later, he made a nice interception. Smith is incredibly fast. I expect him to run a very fast 40 at the combine. He was a three year starter at UGA before losing his job last year. Swann, the kid who replaced him is awesome and will probably be a top 10 pick someday but, Smith has been inconsistant at times. Again, this guy is lightning fast and played both WR and CB. He was a really good returner at Georgia but, I am skeptical of this guy. I would pass. It just seems like he "checks out" at times.

Melvin White, CB, Louisianna Lafayette is one of my favorite players in this class. He stands 6'3" and weighs 191 lbs. He looks and moves like Brandon Carr. He was only thrown at twice in this game and played the entire second half. Both passes were screen passes and he overpursued and missed a tackle on one of them. However, he was great in run support. He is fast in pursuit. He's a nasty player and will get in the scrum. I want this guy bad. He plays like James Hasty and will bump a receiver at the line. Hopefully, we can get him in the later rounds.

Terry Hawthorne, CB, Illinois stands 6'1 and weighs 193 lbs. He's another guy who had a good game. He is a good tackler and had the best interception. It was in the endzone and he was covering a TE that was 6'6". He out jumped the guy and picked it off while falling backwards. He's worth a look for sure.

Josh Johnson, CB, Purdue stands 5'11" and weighs 195 lbs. He had a really good return and is more quick than fast. He was good in coverage and is a solid tackler. He reminds me of Arenas but, he might be a abetter returner

Kahlid Wooten, CB, Nevada is about the same size as Johnson and has good cover skills. He can really jump and made a nice pick. He would be a NB in the pros.


Rod Sweeting, CB, Georgia Tech really had a good day. He was thrown at once and had a great diving break up. He is a lanky guy at 6' 187 lbs. He is a very fast cover corner. I didn't see him make a tackle but he plays fast and is a great prospect. He needs to get a good look.

There was a lot of good talent on the d-line. Seemed like they got pressure all day.

Brandon Thurman, DE, Arkansas-Pine Bluff had a good game. He's a 4-3 DE and he gets into the backfield regulary. Mayock really likes him and said he had a good week of practice. He has a high motor but, he's really RAW.

Izaan Cross, DT, Georgia Tech was a pleasent suprise. He weighs 304 lbs. and stands 6'4". He consistantly got good push and really helped the linebackers penetrate. He made a nice tackle in the backfield. Wonder if he could play DE in the 3-4? I like him.

Joe Vallano, DE, Maryland consistantly got in the backfield. He is a bull rusher and weighs 305 lbs. standing 6'2". He looks like a 3-4 DE and is worth a look.

Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina was the player of the game. I can't see him getting out of the 3rd round but might even go in the second. He stands 6'7" and weighs 275 lbs. Mayock thinks he can gain 10-15 lbs. The dude had two tackles for a loss, a sack, and a forced fumble. He was basically unblockable and wreaked havoc. Maybe he could play DE in the 3-4 and be a player like Aaron Smith was for Pittsburgh? He looks like he could get 8-10 sacks a year as a 3-4 DE. He will get serious consideration from Andy Reid. He was a man among boys.

RustShack
01-21-2013, 07:07 PM
AJ Klein and Jake Knott are the same player. We should try to get one of them to play ILB.

htismaqe
01-21-2013, 09:02 PM
Offensive line play is very rarely "good" in these games. OL play is about continuity - really not possible in is setting.

CaliforniaChief
01-21-2013, 09:52 PM
I'm sold on AJ Klein. He looks like ISU's version of Pat Angerer to me. Hopefully we could get him with our 3rd round pick. (Maybe our compensatory one, assuming we get one for Carr.)

I also found the writeup on Devin Taylor interesting. The knock on him is that he's rigid in his hips and doesn't have that burst. That wouldn't concern me about him being a 3-4 DE. He's massive, strong, and has shown the ability to get good push. He's pretty much ignored at SC due to the presence of Clowney, but I think he'd be a good pick in the middle of the draft.

RustShack
01-21-2013, 10:49 PM
I said this in another thread, but AJ Klein and Jake Knott are basically the same player. Knott might be slightly better, but hes also more injury prone. But he ALWAYS plays through the injurys, last year in a game he had his shoulder pop out of place twice and both times a teammate on the field helped him pop it back in. He cut his season short this year though to have surgery on it so hes ready for the NFL, where as last year he played through the season before having surgery. Hes also played with a broken arm, and that was the arm he used to deflect that pass against Oklahoma State which led to us upsetting them.

Nightfyre
01-22-2013, 05:04 PM
AJ Klein - if he falls to the fifth.

RustShack
01-22-2013, 05:24 PM
AJ Klein - if he falls to the fifth.

He was projected 4th I believe, might have moved himself to the third.

Nightfyre
01-22-2013, 07:12 PM
I just think this draft has more depth than that. There will be many more appealing options in the third and fourth rounds than Klein, at least where we are picking. JMO. Not saying he won't go in the fourth, though.