Archive for April, 2011

With the 2011 NFL Draft now in the books, here are the best players that are available once teams get the green light to sign undrafted players.

BPA
Name Pos School
Jeron Johnson S Boise State
Joseph Lefeged S Rutgers
Brandon Bair DE Oregon
Schuylar Oordt TE Northern Iowa
Tim Barnes C Missouri
Derrick Locke RB Kentucky
Ian Williams DT Notre Dame
Darvin Adams WR Auburn
Zach Hurd G Connecticut
Kendric Burney CB North Carolina
Adrian Moten OLB Maryland
Mario Fannin RB Auburn
Terrance Toliver WR LSU
DeAndre McDaniel S Clemson
Dane Sanzenbacher WR Ohio State
Owen Spencer WR North Carolina State
Armon Binns WR Cincinnati
Darrin Walls CB Notre Dame
Jarriel King T South Carolina
Ray Dominguez G Arkansas
Scott Lutrus OLB Connecticut
Cedric Thornton DT Southern Arkansas
Kevin Rutland CB Missouri
Ricardo Lockette WR Fort Valley State
Devon Torrence CB Ohio State
Pierre Allen DE Nebraska
OJ Murdock WR Fort Hays State
Eric Gordon OLB Michigan State
Jerrard Tarrant S Georgia Tech
Mike McNeill TE Nebraska
Martin Parker DT Richmond
Sealver Siliga DT Utah
Josh Jasper PK LSU
Nate Williams S Washington
Darren Evans RB Virginia Tech
Greg Smith TE Texas
Noel Devine RB West Virginia
Jake Kirkpatrick C TCU
Andrew McGee CB Oklahoma State
Orie Lemon ILB Oklahoma State
Richard Henry G Nebraska
Jerrod Johnson QB Texas A&M
Quentin Davie OLB Northwestern
Ladi Ajiboye DT South Carolina
Ugo Chinasa DE Oklahoma State
Colin Baxter C Arizona
Vai Taua RB Nevada
Kentrell Lockett DE Mississippi
Willie Smith T East Carolina
Carl Gettis CB Missouri
Charlie Gantt TE Michigan State
Mark Herzlich ILB Boston College
Jock Sanders WR West Virginia
Ryan Bartholomew C Syracuse
Justin Trattou DE Florida
Kai Forbath PK UCLA
Zach Pianalto TE North Carolina
Patrick Devlin QB Delaware
Jeremiha Hunter OLB Iowa
Blaine Sumner DT Colorado Mines
Joseph Morgan WR Walsh
David Mims T Virginia Union
Nick Bellore ILB Central Michigan
Tori Gurley WR South Carolina
Martell Webb TE Michigan
Carl Johnson G Florida
Alex Linnenkohl C Oregon State
David Sims S Iowa State
Colby Whitlock DT Texas Tech
Derrell Smith ILB Syracuse
Matt Bosher P Miami-Fl
Mario Butler CB Georgia Tech
Brian Lainhart S Kent State
Matthias Berning OLB Central Michigan
Mike Coughlin QB Boise State
Michael Smith T Nebraska
Brandon Saine RB Ohio State
Garrett Chisolm G South Carolina
Ryan Winterswyk DE Boise State
Darryl Smith OLB Appalachian State
Adam Grant T Arizona
Shaun Draughn RB North Carolina
Vance Cuff CB Georgia
Justin Boren C Ohio State
Jeff Maehl WR Oregon
Kyle Adams TE Purdue
Randall Hunt G Illinois
Brian Duncan ILB Texas Tech
Will Hill S Florida
Craig Stevens OLB Auburn
John Graves DT Virginia Tech
Mana Silva S Hawaii
Scott Tolzien QB Wisconsin
Marc Schiechl DE Colorado Mines
Chris Stewart G Notre Dame
Jamar Newsome WR UCF
Rich Lapham T Boston College
Amara Kamara OLB Temple
Graig Cooper RB Miami-Fl
Deunta Williams S North Carolina
Bryant Browning G Ohio State
DJ Young T Michigan State
Ryan Jones CB Northwest Missouri State
Byron Bell T New Mexico
Henry Hynoski FB Pittsburgh
Jordan White WR Western Michigan
Ollie Ogbu DT Penn State
Colin Cochart TE South Dakota State
Lestar Jean WR Florida Atlantic
M.D. Jennings S Arkansas State
Ryan Hill CB Miami-Fl
John Clay RB Wisconsin
Mike Holmes S Syracuse
Spencer Paysinger OLB Oregon
Taylor Potts QB Texas Tech
Isaiah Thompson G Houston
Terrance Turner WR Indiana
Patrick DiMarco FB South Carolina
Weslye Saunders TE South Carolina
Mark Dell WR Michigan State
Frantz Placide S Wagner
Ben Chappell QB Indiana
Nic Grigsby RB Arizona
Andre Holmes WR Hillsdale
Will Yeatman TE Maryland
Josh Davis T Georgia

After eleven months of scouting film, making phone calls and general stressing out- besides the Shrine Game, Senior Bowl, Combine and Pro-Day Workouts, draft day has finally arrived.  We’ll be updating this page over the next three days and posting on Twitter as information comes in.  4-28/6:45PM:  More on Jets & Vikings

6:45PM

- Word is the Kansas City Chiefs are set to take Phil Taylor with the 21st pick of the draft.  This is bad news for the New York Jets who have Taylor atop their wish list.  The latest from the Jets war room is head coach Rex Ryan is lobbying hard for the team to take Brooks Reed/DE-OLB/Arizona but the front office has a lower grade on Reed and feel he’s a bit of a reach at 30.

- There are a lot of nervous nellies in the Tennessee Titans war room.  The team wants quarterback Jake Locker but feel taking him with the 8th pick of the draft could blow up in their face and are afraid of making a mistake coming off the Vince Young debacle.  There best case scenario would be a trade down to spots 14-through-18 then tabbing Locker.  Problem is the Minnesota Vikings would scoop up Locker with pick number twelve.

1PM

- The ninth pick of the draft is the one in play as we alluded to the past month and the Dallas Cowboys will do all they can to move the choice.  The big suitors right now are the St Louis Rams, if receiver Julio Jones is available, or the Miami Dolphins, if one of the quarterbacks slides.  Sources have told us Miami would part with 2012 picks if necessary to move up for the quarterback.  Dallas would then trade down and, in all likely hood, take an offensive lineman.  The name of Gabe Carimi has been mentioned the past two months but lately the name of Nate Solder has also entered the conversation. The Cowboys plans include picking up a veteran tackle when free agency begins.

-  What will the Cowboys do if they can’t move the 9th pick?  We reported last week Cameron Jordan is on the list and can now tell you JJ Watt is also being considered.

-Cameron Jordan is the hot name as we move towards the start of the draft, and justifiably so.  The Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets all covet the highly rated lineman.

- We’ve posted last week that the Minnesota Vikings are considering Da’Quan Bowers with the 12th choice if they cannot land a quarterback.  In conversations the past few days sources close to the situation have told us Bowers and Aldon Smith are the top choices of the defensive coaches while the front office is leaning towards Cameron Jordan.  Some members of the Viking hierarchy feel the need at quarterback is too great and are pointing towards Jake Locker.

- For months sources have told us the Jacksonville Jaguars want a bigger defensive end versus a smaller pass rusher.  Yet there’s been nothing we’ve heard to this point that makes us believe Jacksonville would seek a trade up for either Cameron Jordan or JJ Watt, the top two players that fit the desire.   Previously the names of Cameron Heyward and Adrian Clayborn were talked about in the conversation for the 16th pick.  The surprise choice could be Muhammad Wilkerson.

- As far as the New York Jets are concerned; sources have told us while the team would love to move up for Cameron Jordan they just don’t have the ammunition to do as much considering all the draft picks they’ve traded away in recent years.  That being the case sources have told us all signs point to Baylor tackle Phil Taylor with the 30th pick, if he’s available.  Taylor is building some late momentum and could end up being selected by either the Kansas City Chiefs or New Orleans prior to the Jets pick.

-   The player sitting atop the San Francisco 49ers wish list at this moment is Patrick Peterson of LSU.

Who goes no.1?

Who goes no.1?

One last attempt at immortality, which will inevitably end in mockery.

All of the preparation and discussion has come full circle as the much anticipated 2011 NFL Draft is finally upon us all.

DraftInsider.net’s head scout Brent Sobleski slaved over his final prediction. He hemmed and hawed. He even finished a full three rounds before needing institutional help.

Enjoy TFY’s final attempt at predicting the unpredictable…

Round 1

# Team Selection Position/College
1 Carolina Cameron Newton QB/Auburn
2 Denver Marcell Dareus DT/Alabama
3 Buffalo Von Miller LB/Texas A&M
4 Cincinnati A.J. Green WR/Georgia
5 Arizona Blaine Gabbert QB/Missouri
6 Cleveland Patrick Peterson CB/LSU
7 San Francisco Prince Amukamara CB/Nebraska
8 Tennessee Nick Fairley DT/Auburn
9 Dallas Cameron Jordan DE/California
10 Washington Julio Jones WR/Alabama
11 Houston Robert Quinn DE/North Carolina
12 Minnesota Da’Quan Bowers DE/Clemson
13 Detroit Tyron Smith OT/USC
14 St. Louis Corey Liuget DT/Illinois
15 Miami Ryan Mallett QB/Arkansas
16 Jacksonville Aldon Smith DE/Missouri
17 New England (from Oakland) J.J. Watt DE/Wisconsin
18 San Diego Ryan Kerrigan DE/Purdue
19 NY Giants Anthony Castonzo OT/Boston College
20 Tampa Bay Gabe Carimi OT/Wisconsin
21 Kansas City Michael Pouncey OG/Florida
22 Indianapolis Nate Solder OT/Colorado
23 Philadelphia Jimmy Smith CB/Colorado
24 New Orleans Adrian Clayborn DE/Iowa
25 Seattle Andy Dalton QB/TCU
26 Baltimore Cameron Heyward DE/Ohio State
27 Atlanta Jonathan Baldwin WR/Pittsburgh
28 New England Mark Ingram RB/Alabama
29 Chicago Marvin Austin DT/North Carolina
30 NY Jets Phil Taylor DT/Baylor
31 Pittsburgh Aaron Williams CB/Texas
32 Green Bay Derek Sherrod OT/Mississippi State

Round 2

# Team Selection Position/College
33 New England (from Carolina) Brooks Reed DE/Arizona
34 Buffalo Muhammad Wilkerson DT/Temple
35 Cincinnati Christian Ponder QB/Florida State
36 Denver Akeem Ayers LB/UCLA
37 Cleveland Greg Little WR/North Carolina
38 Arizona Kyle Rudolph TE/Notre Dame
39 Tennessee Jake Locker QB/Washington
40 Dallas Danny Watkins OG/Baylor
41 Washington Stephen Paea DT/Oregon State
42 Houston Rahim Moore S/UCLA
43 Minnesota Colin Kaepernick QB/Nevada
44 Detroit Brandon Harris CB/Miami
45 San Francisco Mikel LeShoure RB/Illinois
46 Denver (from Miami) Ryan Williams RB/Virginia Tech
47 St. Louis Torrey Smith WR/Maryland
48 Oakland Ras-I Dowling CB/Virginia
49 Jacksonville Randall Cobb WR/Kentucky
50 San Diego Leonard Hankerson WR/Miami
51 Tampa Bay Jabaal Sheard DE/Pittsburgh
52 NY Giants Martez Wilson LB/Illinois
53 Indianapolis Drake Nevis DT/LSU
54 Philadelphia Ben Ijalana OT/Villanova
55 Kansas City Justin Houston LB/Georgia
56 New Orleans Rodney Hudson C/Florida State
57 Seattle Bruce Carter LB/North Carolina
58 Baltimore Jerrel Jernigan WR/Troy
59 Atlanta Allen Bailey DE/Miami
60 New England James Carpenter OT/Alabama
61 Chicago Stefen Wisniewski OG/Penn State
62 San Diego (from NY Jets) Jarvis Jenkins DT/Clemson
63 Pittsburgh Marcus Gilchrist S/Clemson
64 Green Bay Dontay Moch DE/Nevada

Round 3

# Team Selection Position/College
65 Carolina Terrell McClain DT/South Florida
66 Cincinnati Curtis Brown CB/Texas
67 Denver Brandon Burton CB/Utah
68 Buffalo Titus Young WR/Boise State
69 Arizona Chris Carter DE/Fresno State
70 Cleveland Sam Acho DE/Texas
71 Dallas Davon House CB/New Mexico State
72 New Orleans (from Washington) Daniel Thomas RB/Kansas State
73 Houston Chris Nield NT/West Virginia
74 New England (from Minnesota) Edmond Gates WR/Abilene Christian
75 Detroit Christian Ballard DE/Iowa
76 San Francisco Ricky Stanzi QB/Iowa
77 Tennessee Jordan Todman RB/Connecticut
78 St. Louis Curtis Marsh CB/Utah State
79 Miami John Moffitt OG/Wisconsin
80 Jacksonville Quinton Carter S/Oklahoma
81 Oakland Jordan Cameron TE/USC
82 San Diego DeMarcus Van Dyke CB/Miami
83 NY Giants Jurrell Casey DT/USC
84 Tampa Bay Rashad Carmichael CB/Virginia Tech
85 Philadelphia Delone Carter RB/Syracuse
86 Indianapolis Jacquizz Rodgers RB/Oregon State
87 Kansas City Tandon Doss WR/Indiana
88 New Orleans Greg Salas WR/Hawaii
89 San Diego (from Seattle) Kelvin Sheppard LB/LSU
90 Baltimore Deunta Williams S/North Carolina
91 Atlanta Luke Stocker TE/Tennessee
92 New England Will Rackley OG/Lehigh
93 Chicago Johnny Patrick CB/Louisville
94 NY Jets Chris Culliver S/South Carolina
95 Pittsburgh Marcus Gilbert OT/Florida
96 Green Bay Kenrick Ellis DT/Hampton
97 Carolina Chimdi Chekwa CB/Ohio State

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