GallonGrading the top 45 NFL Prospects from the Mid-American
Conference

 
Rnd Full Name Pos Yr School

4th

Chris Gallon

WR

4Jr

Bowling Green

4th

Alonzo Russell

WR

4Jr

Toledo

4-5

Titus Davis

WR

4Sr

Central Michigan

4-5

Gregory Mancz

G

5Sr

Toledo

5-6

Treyvon Hester

DT

3So

Toledo

7th

Kyle Pohl

QB

4Jr

Akron

FA

Johnior Sylvestre

OLB

4Sr

Toledo

FA

Willie Beavers

G

4Jr

Western Michigan

FA

Devin Bass

CB

4Jr

Ohio

FA

Dechane Durante

S

5Sr

Northern Illinois

FA

Kurt Laseak

OLB

3So

Ohio

FA

Antwan Crutcher

DT

4Sr

Ohio

FA

Trayion Durham

FB

4Sr

Kent State

FA

Darryl Lynch

ILB

5Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Adam Redden

S

4Sr

Buffalo

FA

Chris Humphrey

WR

4Sr

Kent State

FA

Bronson Hill

RB

4Sr

Eastern Michigan

FA

Justin Currie

S

4Sr

Western Michigan

FA

Leterrius Walton

DT

5Sr

Central Michigan

FA

Jahwan Edwards

RB

4Sr

Ball State

FA

Horactio Banks

RB

4Jr

Ball State

FA

Tyreese Russell

TE

4Sr

Eastern Michigan

FA

Dominique Bowers

RB

4Jr

x-Northern Illinois

FA

Nordly Capi

DE

5Sr

Akron

FA

Eric Patterson

CB

4Sr

Ball State

FA

Jawon Chisholm

RB

4Jr

Akron

FA

Zachary Colvin

DT

4Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Andre Davis

T

5Sr

Buffalo

FA

Luke Eakes

TE

5Sr

Northern Illinois

FA

Kevin Henry

T

5Sr

Central Michigan

FA

Chase Nelson

T

5Sr

Toledo

FA

Kendall Montgomery

DE

5Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Chris Calloway

S

4Sr

Ball State

FA

Casey Pierce

TE

5Sr

Kent State

FA

Gabriel Martin

OLB

5Sr

Bowling Green

FA

Justin March

OLB

4Sr

Akron

FA

Donald Celiscar

CB

4Sr

Western Michigan

FA

Chase Cochran

WR

5Sr

Ohio

FA

Kristjan Sokoli

DT

5Sr

Buffalo

FA

Tim Semisch

TE

5Sr

Northern Illinois

FA

Justin Cherocci

ILB

5Sr

Central Michigan

FA

Mwanza Wamulumba

DT

5Sr

Miami-Oh

FA

Jake Silas

T

5Sr

Buffalo

7th

Bobby McFadden

T

5Sr

Eastern Michigan

FA

Jeremiah Detmer

K

4Sr

Toledo

 

Notes

Akron

Its been a while since Akron had a player selected in the draft, six years to be exact. I don’t predict the school will have any player selected next year but keep an eye on junior signal caller Kyle Pohl. He’s a well sized passer with enough arm strength to play at the next level. Pohl needs to improve his pass placement and cut down on the number of picks he tosses but definitely has late round potential if he continues to progress.

Ball State

Scouts feel running back Jahwan Edwards has late round potential as he comes with terrific size/speed numbers and surprising quickness for a bigger back. And while I like his skills, Edwards is still a little to inconsistent for me to be graded as seventh round pick at this point.

Bowling Green

I’m really looking forward to the return of receiver Chris Gallon. The big, smooth possession receiver was knocked out midway through the middle part of 2013 with a knee injury. That’s not good news as Gallon displayed average speed before the knee issue but has the size and skill to get consideration as the third/fourth man on the depth chart if he gets his game back on track.

Central Michigan

Scouts think highly of receiver Titus Davis and off the film I’ve stamped him as a potential 4th round pick. Inside sources tell me some of his official measurables will fall short of NFL standards and could push him into the late part of the draft.

Eastern Michigan

Tyreese Russell has his moments on film and looks like a potential move tight end in the NFL. He lacks great size which means forty time will be critical moving towards the 2015 draft and to be honest Russell does not present himself as a vertical threat on film.

Northern Illinois

I was blown away after watching the freshman film of safety Dechane Durante during the summer of 2012 but his game has not progressed since. Durante played five games as a sophomore before being shelved with a broken ankle and while he showed flashes last season, he also had his share of mental lapses. The underlying skill is apparent but Durante must improve his consistency and stop blowing assignments.

Tight end Tim Semisch is someone who rarely registers a blip on the scouting radar. In fact he’s only occasionally on the field. Yet he comes with great size and flashes athleticism and dominant blocking skill. Keep Semisch in mind this season. He’s not a draft pick but a free agent who could be the third man on the tight end depth chart at the next level.

Ohio

The Bobcats offer a number of wait and see prospects starting with junior cornerback Devin Bass, who shows the ability to shutdown opponents. At times last season Bass played better than teammate Travis Carrie, the seventh round pick of the Oakland Raiders.

Toledo

Earlier last week I posted about the impressive talent on the Toledo roster. It starts with senior Gregory Mancz, a four year starter that’s lined up at right tackle, both guard spots and may see action at center this season . Mancz is tough as nails, smart and effective both on the line of scrimmage as well as blocking in motion. He comes with good height (6-feet/4.5-inches) and growth potential. I stamped him as a potential 4th/5th round pick but feel a good campaign in 2014 followed up by a solid showing in pre-draft workouts as well as All Star games could move Mancz into the initial 110 picks.

Junior receiver Alonzo Russell is someone who really stands out on film. He’s tall (6-foot/3+ inches) fluid and dependable. Though not a vertical threat, Russell is sneaky fast and stretches it deep on occasion. He’s a future top 100 prospect if he continues to progress.

Treyvon Hester lacks the great measurables yet the sophomore is easy to spot on film as he’s constantly behind the line of scrimmage disrupting the action. I’ll go on record saying he’s a potential three technique tackle and one to watch moving forward.

If there’s a Toledo senior who could make a surprising jump up draft boards this season its Johnior Sylvestre. The linebacker led Toledo in tackles last season and is expected to test through the roof in the lead up to the draft.

Western Michigan

The senior class of prospects at WMU is thin at best and for my money the best next level player is red-shirt junior Willie Beavers. Lining up at the left tackle spot, Beavers is a quick, nimble blocker effective on the move. He must improve his finishing strength but Beavers offers potential as a zone blocking guard in the NFL.

Overall, the teams in the AFC North had a strong draft while also adding some flash. The Cleveland Browns’ decision to add Johnny Manziel will bring plenty of intrigue and excitement to the division. The Baltimore Ravens continued their strong drafting habits by adding immediate impact players, depth and high upside talent.  Here are Jon Dove’s grades with some added insight from Tony Pauline.

Baltimore Ravens: When their first round targets were off the board the Ravens turned to C.J. Mosley, an extremely instinctive linebacker who will step in and immediately and improve the athleticism at the position. He’s smart enough to realize he has an opportunity to learn from a pro like Daryl Smith. Baltimore always finds a way to collect good defensive lineman and they hope Timmy Jernigan meets his potential. Explosive and athletic, Jernigan never really developed his game at Florida State then tested positive at the combine. He has great upside and will have a long career in the NFL if he grows up. Third round pick Terrence Brooks comes with strong coverage skills and he’s a perfect fit alongside Matt Elam, the team’s first round pick a year ago. The two could be the Ravens’ starting safeties for the next 10 years. Crockett Gilmore, the team’s other third round pick, was a slight reach. He’s a dominant blocker but comes with limitations as a pass catching threat. On the other hand fourth round pick Brent Urban could turn into a real steal if he develops his game. Urban has unreal potential and offers great size but was hampered by a serious ankle issue throughout his senior campaign and in the run-up to the draft. Lorenzo Taliaferro was a reach in the fourth round but the situation surrounding Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce unable to stay healthy made drafting a running back necessary. John Urschel in round five was a solid choice and could be a credible back-up on the offensive line. Keith Wenning and Michael Campanaro are two sleepers with a real chance to develop into major contributors. Wenning features a ton of arm talent and showed throughout his college career that he can make smart decisions. Campanaro was one of my favorite players in this draft because of his knack for finding openings in the defense. He doesn’t have great size or long speed but makes up for it with his short-area burst. Campanaro runs clean routes and is capable of creating a lot of separation. He’s also someone who’ll contribute on special teams.
Grade: A- The depth of the Baltimore Ravens draft is amazing with as many as five players able to make an immediate impact and the rest possessing long-term potential. Overall, this is one of the better classes in this year’s draft, almost a regular theme for the Ravens front office.

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Cincinnati Bengals:   Many thought Darqueze Dennard was a mid-first round pick but when he slipped out of the top 20 the race was on to get him. His physical style of play is a good fit for the Cincinnati Bengals and Dennard has a chance to earn a starting job as soon as week one. Jeremy Hill is an exceptional talent with the potential to develop into the best running back from this class. However, he brings major off-field concerns and is basically a younger version of BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Grabbing Will Clarke is raw and needs work on his technique but comes with a good amount of upside. Rusell Bodine was an interesting pick as the Bengals are set at both center and guard. A.J. McCarron is better than a fifth-round prospect and could challenge Andy Dalton if the Bengals fail to make some noise in this year’s playoffs. Marquis Flowers was an unheralded prospect but a terrific run and chase, one-gap linebacker. Lavelle Westbrooks was a player a number of teams liked as he comes with good size and ball skills. The inability to run under 4.65s in workouts pushed him into the final round.

Grade: C  Dennard was excellent value but the rest of the draft was a little uninspiring as they reached for a few prospects.

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Cleveland Browns: The Cleveland Browns added plenty of talent through this year’s draft, but also make some curious moves. I love the fact they added another first rounder next year by swapping picks with the Buffalo Bills. However, they missed a chance to add a special talent like Sammy Watkins. Passing on Watkins looks like a more questionable decision after finding out about Josh Gordon’s potential suspension. However, the Browns were aware of Gordon’s struggles and the fact he was only one mistake away from a significant suspension. Justin Gilbert has his flaws but he’s a competitor who played on an island throughout his college career. The tandem of Gilbert and Joe Haden will give the Browns plenty of options on the defensive side of the ball. Fourth round pick Pierre Desir will contribute as a rookie and has a chance to develop into a special player. Of course, the most important pick in Cleveland’s draft is Johnny Manziel. I (Jon Dove) absolutely love the pick and believe Manziel will help the Browns this year. Cleveland’s strong defense will play an important role in Manziel’s success as it will allow him to make some mistakes and not cost his team the game. His competitiveness is something the team will rally around while provide the fan base with a truly exciting player. The addition of Joel Bitonio to an already strong offensive line will also make things easier on Manziel. Christian Kirksey was viewed by most as one of the better 4-3 weakside linebackers in this year’s draft. But more and more teams are taking this type of player and plugging them into the middle of a 3-4. These are the plans Cleveland has for Kirksey and he has the skills to succeed. Terrance West will add depth at the running back position and should contribute as a rookie.

Grade: B Much of the success of this draft will be tied to Manziel but Cleveland two starters on defense and a potential starting guard or tackle in Bitonio.

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Pittsburgh Steelers: The headliner for the Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 draft is linebacker Ryan Shazier. He’s an explosive athlete who brings a ton of upside. However, Shazier is a bit undersized and plays more of a finesse game. This will be an issue in Pittsburgh because the Steelers are looking for Shazier to play inside linebacker and he must do a better job taking on blocks in the hole, using his hands and disengaging. He has a tendency to try and avoid blockers which puts him out of position.  It may be a difficult transition for Shazier. Second round pick Stephon Tuitt is a good fit for the Steelers defensive line but really needs to improve almost every aspect of his game. Dri Archer is going to bring an explosive element to the Steelers’ offense. His versatility gives Pittsburgh the ability to use him in the slot and out of the backfield. Fourth round pick Martavis Bryant has good size, ran well at the combine and has shown a lot of skill. If he pulls it together this will be a great bargain. The fifth round was a bit early for Shaquille Richardson but like Bryant he has the raw skill to play at the next level and needs to just pulls the pieces together. Taking Wesley Johnson in the same round give the Steelers a versatile back-up on the offensive line who can play left tackle, center or guard. Sixth round pick Jordan Zumwalt was great value. He plays lights out and looks to intimidate opponents. What Zumwalt lacks are great instincts but he’ll do well in the Steelers system. So to could the teams other choice in round six, Daniel McCullers. Coming into the season McCullers was stamped as a potential first round pick yet he played miserable football and underachieved. If the light goes on this will be a steal. Rob Blanchflower was a solid but overrated tight end who shows no outstanding physical traits to his game.

Grade: B Overall, the Steelers may have reached with their first round pick but made up for it with a strong end of the draft.

Mariota

Rankings of the top 104 NFL prospects from the PAC 12
Conference.

Pac 12 Rankings
Rnd Full Name School Pos Year

1st

Marcus Mariota

Oregon

QB

4Jr

1st

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Oregon

CB

4Sr

1st

Leonard Williams

USC

DE

3Jr

1st

Andrus Peat

Stanford

T

3Jr

2nd

Brett Hundley

UCLA

QB

4Jr

2nd

Marcus Peters

Washington

CB

4Jr

3rd

Dres Anderson

Utah

WR

5Sr

3rd

Owamagbe Odighizuwa

UCLA

DE

5Sr

3rd

Jake Fisher

Oregon

T

4Sr

3rd

Ellis McCarthy

UCLA

DT

3Jr

3-4

Hroniss Grasu

Oregon

C

5Sr

3-4

Hayes Pullard

USC

OLB

5Sr

3-4

Ty Montgomery

Stanford

WR

4Sr

4th

Nate Orchard

Utah

OLB

4Sr

4th

Eric Rowe

Utah

S

4Sr

4th

Austin Hill

Arizona

WR

5Sr

4th

Stephane Nembot

Colorado

T

4Jr

4th

Jaelen Strong

Arizona State

WR

4Jr

4-5

Torian White

x-UCLA

T

4Jr

4-5

Danny Shelton

Washington

DT

4Sr

4-5

Shaq Thompson

Washington

S

3Jr

4-5

Jake Brendel

UCLA

C

4Jr

5th

Sean Mannion

Oregon State

QB

5Sr

5th

James Vaughters

Stanford

OLB

4Sr

5th

Henry Anderson

Stanford

DT

5Sr

5-6

Aundrey Walker

USC

T

4Sr

5-6

Eric Kendricks

UCLA

ILB

5Sr

6th

Jordan Richards

Stanford

S

4Sr

6th

Alex Carter

Stanford

CB

3Jr

6th

AJ Tarpley

Stanford

ILB

5Sr

6th

Jamil Douglas

Arizona State

G

5Sr

6th

Tony Washington

Oregon

OLB

5Sr

6th

Visesio Salt

Utah

G

5Sr

6th

Jalen Jefferson

California

ILB

4Jr

6th

Tre Madden

USC

RB

4Jr

6th

Antwaun Woods

USC

DT

4Jr

6th

DeForest Buckner

Oregon

DE

3Jr

6-7

Tyler Johnstone

Oregon

T

4Jr

6-7

Cody Kessler

USC

QB

4Jr

7th

Ryan Murphy

Oregon State

S

5Sr

7th

Joshua Shaw

USC

CB

5Sr

7th

Daniel Munyer

Colorado

C

5Sr

7th

Arik Armstead

Oregon

DE

3Jr

FA

Mickey Baucus

Arizona

T

5Sr

FA

Marcus Hardison

Arizona State

DT

4Sr

FA

De’Marieya Nelson

Arizona State

TE

5Sr

FA

Max Tuerk

USC

G

3Jr

FA

Devon Cajuste

Stanford

WR

4Jr

FA

Pharaoh Brown

Oregon

TE

3Jr

FA

Chris Harper

California

WR

3Jr

FA

Sioasi Aiono

Utah

G

4Jr

FA

Michael Lowe

California

S

5Sr

FA

Connor Hamlett

Oregon State

TE

5Sr

FA

Kalafitoni Pole

Washington St

DT

5Sr

FA

Soma Vainuku

USC

FB

5Sr

FA

Anthony Sarao

USC

OLB

4Jr

FA

John Tavai

USC

OLB

4Sr

FA

Randall Telfer

USC

TE

5Sr

FA

Byron Marshall

Oregon

RB

3Jr

FA

Bralon Addison

Oregon

WR

3Jr

FA

Wayne Lyons

Stanford

CB

4Sr

FA

Kevin Hogan

Stanford

QB

4Jr

FA

Micah Hatchie

Washington

T

5Sr

FA

Nelson Agholor

USC

WR

3Jr

FA

Storm Woods

Oregon State

RB

5Sr

FA

Fabbians Ebbele

Arizona

T

5Sr

FA

Brennan Scarlett

California

OLB

4Sr

FA

Steven Nelson

Oregon State

CB

4Sr

FA

Gegory Henderson

Colorado

CB

4Sr

FA

Kasen Williams

Washington

WR

4Sr

FA

Tyler McCulloch

Colorado

WR

4Sr

FA

Anthony Jefferson

UCLA

S

5Sr

FA

Hamani Stevens

Oregon

G

5Sr

FA

Hau’Oli Kikaha

Washington

DE

5Sr

FA

Tra’Mayne Bondurant

Arizona

S

4Sr

FA

Terron Ward

Oregon State

RB

4Sr

FA

Derrick Malone

Oregon

OLB

5Sr

FA

Joel Skotte

Oregon State

ILB

3Jr

FA

Kristoff Williams

Washington St

WR

5Sr

FA

Jacoby Hale

Utah

ILB

5Sr

FA

Donell Alexander

Oregon State

OLB

4Sr

FA

Erick Dargan

Oregon

S

5Sr

FA

David Parry

Stanford

DT

5Sr

FA

Avery Sebastian

California

S

4Sr

FA

Bryce Treggs

California

WR

3Jr

FA

Jordan Rigsbee

California

G

4Jr

FA

Vince Mayle

Washington St

WR

5Sr

FA

Rodney Hardrick

Oregon

ILB

4Jr

FA

John Timu

Washington

ILB

4Sr

FA

Lamar Dawson

USC

ILB

4Sr

FA

Mike Criste

Washington

C

5Sr

FA

Jordon James

UCLA

RB

5Sr

FA

Taylor Kelly

Arizona State

QB

5Sr

FA

Tyrequek Zimmerman

Oregon State

S

4Sr

FA

Caleb Smith

Oregon State

TE

3Jr

FA

Connor Halliday

Washington St

QB

5Sr

FA

Ben Rhyne

Stanford

P

5Sr

FA

Charles Wynn

Oregon State

DE

4Sr

FA

Jared Tevis

Arizona

S

4Sr

FA

Chris Adcock

California

G

5Sr

FA

Tevin Carter

Utah

S

4Sr

FA

Gregory Reese

Utah

DE

4Sr

FA

Westlee Tonga

Utah

TE

4Sr

FA

Nick Forbes

California

ILB

4Sr

Arizona

Scouts eagerly anticipate the return of receiver Austin Hill. They’ve stamped him as a second day draft pick based off his 2012 film, which I think is reasonable despite the fourth round grade I gave him. The health of his knee plus the speed and route running skills he displays this season will be the determining factor. An exceptional campaign could push Hill into the top 45 picks of 2015.

The same opinion is not shared over the Arizona tackles, Mickey Baucus and Fabbians Ebbele. Early in their Arizona careers I pegged both as prospects to watch yet neither seemed to develop their games. I view both as nothing more than size prospects.

Arizona State

Many were surprised by the fourth round grade I gave Jaelen Strong, with some claiming I “lost all credibility”; such is life. On film Strong presents himself as an averaged sized receiver with average speed and quickness. And while he makes a few nice receptions what’s most disconcerting is the way he often loses out in battles and does not come away with contested passes.

If there’s a sleeper prospect to be found from the Sun Devils senior class its defensive lineman Marcus Hardison. The junior college transfer comes with outstanding size/speed numbers and large degree of athleticism. He has the physical ability to line up as a three technique tackle or a two-gap end. Hardison showed brief flashes last season but must put it all together in 2015 to move up the radar.

California

Safety Michael Lowe is the only Cal senior who receives mention in scouting circles. Lowe is a legitimate NFL prospect and considering the number of late round safeties the program has put into the league, he’s one to watch.

Colorado

The Buffs continue the long road back to respectability. Two of their offensive linemen must be kept on the radar. Junior Stephane Nembot reminds me of recently drafted Billy Turner (North Dakota State) in style and substance. Senior Daniel Munyer is not spoken about by scouts but has been a productive starter at both guard and center. He has size limitations but would be a terrific fit for a zone/motion blocking scheme.

I’ll be following Tyler McCulloch closely this season. After showing flashes of NFL ability in 2012, he seemed to fall off the map last year. With Paul Richardson gone lets see if McCulloch steps up and takes on a big time role this season.

Oregon

One aspect of watching film over the summer I enjoy is affirming where I was correct on a player or witnessing what I may have missed. I can tell you after breaking down the Oregon film my feelings that Marcus Mariota would’ve been the first quarterback selected in the 2014 draft had he opted to declare were confirmed. Mariota is an exciting prospect in every way; physically, intellectually, instinctively. I’m told one of the primary reasons Maroita stayed for another college season was his age; he would’ve been a 20 year old rookie if he entered the draft and the feeling in his inner circle was that’s too young for a signal caller in the NFL.

The Ducks other top ten prospect, cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, would’ve also been the first player selected at his position had he entered the draft. After watching the film and talking to scouts the feeling is forty time/speed will be the only outstanding question on Ekpre-Olomu’s game.

Many feel center Hroniss Grasu will be downgraded because of poor measurables. A west coast scout told me its not a concern as the Ducks offensive lineman will measure over 6-feet/3-inches and right around 300-pounds.

Oregon State

There’s not a whole lot at Oregon State that excites me. I like the arm and moxy of Sean Mannion but he lacks that wow factor.

Safety Ryan Murphy is a skilled defensive back with nice size but average athleticism and range.

Stanford

There’s a good amount of NFL talent on the Stanford roster yet only a single prospect I label elite Tackle Andrus Peat has the size, athleticism and footwork to start on the left side in the NFL. I’d just wish he’d develop a nasty streak.

Scouts rate Ty Montgomery as a potential second round choice but his size and inconsistent hands worry me.

Weeks ago I wrote about James Vaughters, who draws a variety of opinion in the scouting community. When mentioning the name of Vaughters several scouts anxiously nod their heads up and down while others give a quizzical look as if to ask “who?”. Vaghters has the physical skills to play at the next level but needs to translate those talents into production.

Henry Anderson and AJ Tarpley are two Stanford seniors who will be under drafted next April (last day) then go on to have long NFL careers if placed in the right system. Neither are great athletes and both come with average size/speed numbers yet Anderson and Tarpley are tough, instinctual players with polished games.

UCLA

Two scouting friends concurred with my second round grade of Brett Hundley and one is of the opinion he’s a third round passer. Hundley most definitely has first round potential but needs to turn from thrower to passer. The information he received all last season from scouts was to return for one more year of college ball and Hundley should be applauded for heeding their recommendations.

When I watched Owamagbe Odighizuwa last summer I was blown away. Much of the talk understandably centered around Anthony Barr yet many stamped Cassius Marsh as the Bruins top defensive line prospect. Odighizuwa sat on the sidelines in 2013 with a hip injury yet scouts rightfully gave him high grades moving towards the 2014 campaign. He reminds me of former Tennessee Volunteer and New York Jet Shaun Ellis in that he plays with an explosive, strong and athletic style.

Linemate Ellis McCarthy is another who jumps off the film, though he does so sporadically. At the top of his game McCarthy is a difference maker up front but he also disappears for stretches.

It’ll be interesting to see what becomes of former Bruin Torian White. The left tackle looked good in 2012 then dominated during a brief tenure last year before his season was halted with a broken ankle. White was dismissed from the Bruins program after the school found him responsible for two instances of sexual misconduct. He offers tremendous next level potential but obviously comes with baggage.

USC

The Trojans have lost out to rival UCLA in the recruiting wars but USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams has the ability to be an early first round pick next April. Williams is a nice combination of size, growth potential, athleticism and explosion. He’s scheme diverse and can play several spots up front.

Hayes Pullard is a smallish prospect (more short than small) with growth limitations but a terrific pursuit linebacker with solid instincts.

I thought Aundrey Walker took a step back last season after moving from left tackle to guard. Based off his sophomore film of ’12, Walker looked like a potential top 100 pick.

Many disagree with my grade on receiver Nelson Agholor, with some sending me hate mail and guaranteeing Agholor is a lock 2nd round pick. I’m sure my free agent ranking was a bit low but breaking down Agholor I see a solid college receiver who lacks the size and speed to be anything other than a fifth wide out at the next level. His inability to win out for contested passes is also an issue.

Utah

I was impressed with receiver Dres Anderson after breaking down the film. I see a lot of Paul Richardson in his game, though he’s not as fast.

A second Ute I think to be underrated is safety Eric Rowe. He’s sized well and displays terrific range outside the numbers, presenting himself as a strong run defender with solid ball skills.

While I like Nate Orchard, I expected more from him in 2013 off the 2012 film. He’s a solid prospect but DeMarcus Lawrence he is not.

Washington

The strength of the Husky prospects can be found on the defensive side of the ball. I’m high on cornerback Marcus Peters and believe with a good season and solid pre-draft forty times the junior could end up in the first round (assuming he enters). He’s physical, instinctive and possesses tremendous ball skills.

Linebacker Shaq Thompson is a playmaker with great athleticism. Size, or lack thereof, is an issue. Will Thompson be selected in the draft as a linebacker ala Ryan Shazier? Or does he move to strong safety?

Scouts love Hau’Oli Kikaha and why not? His totals last season included 15.5 tackles for loss with 13 sacks. My concerns for Kikaha are measurables (average size with questionable speed) plus a pair of knee injuries suffered in 2011 and 2012.

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