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.

Jeron JohnsonSBoise State
Joseph LefegedSRutgers
Brandon BairDEOregon
Schuylar OordtTENorthern Iowa
Tim BarnesCMissouri
Derrick LockeRBKentucky
Ian WilliamsDTNotre Dame
Darvin AdamsWRAuburn
Zach HurdGConnecticut
Kendric BurneyCBNorth Carolina
Adrian MotenOLBMaryland
Mario FanninRBAuburn
Terrance ToliverWRLSU
DeAndre McDanielSClemson
Dane SanzenbacherWROhio State
Owen SpencerWRNorth Carolina State
Armon BinnsWRCincinnati
Darrin WallsCBNotre Dame
Jarriel KingTSouth Carolina
Ray DominguezGArkansas
Scott LutrusOLBConnecticut
Cedric ThorntonDTSouthern Arkansas
Kevin RutlandCBMissouri
Ricardo LocketteWRFort Valley State
Devon TorrenceCBOhio State
Pierre AllenDENebraska
OJ MurdockWRFort Hays State
Eric GordonOLBMichigan State
Jerrard TarrantSGeorgia Tech
Mike McNeillTENebraska
Martin ParkerDTRichmond
Sealver SiligaDTUtah
Josh JasperPKLSU
Nate WilliamsSWashington
Darren EvansRBVirginia Tech
Greg SmithTETexas
Noel DevineRBWest Virginia
Jake KirkpatrickCTCU
Andrew McGeeCBOklahoma State
Orie LemonILBOklahoma State
Richard HenryGNebraska
Jerrod JohnsonQBTexas A&M
Quentin DavieOLBNorthwestern
Ladi AjiboyeDTSouth Carolina
Ugo ChinasaDEOklahoma State
Colin BaxterCArizona
Vai TauaRBNevada
Kentrell LockettDEMississippi
Willie SmithTEast Carolina
Carl GettisCBMissouri
Charlie GanttTEMichigan State
Mark HerzlichILBBoston College
Jock SandersWRWest Virginia
Ryan BartholomewCSyracuse
Justin TrattouDEFlorida
Kai ForbathPKUCLA
Zach PianaltoTENorth Carolina
Patrick DevlinQBDelaware
Jeremiha HunterOLBIowa
Blaine SumnerDTColorado Mines
Joseph MorganWRWalsh
David MimsTVirginia Union
Nick BelloreILBCentral Michigan
Tori GurleyWRSouth Carolina
Martell WebbTEMichigan
Carl JohnsonGFlorida
Alex LinnenkohlCOregon State
David SimsSIowa State
Colby WhitlockDTTexas Tech
Derrell SmithILBSyracuse
Matt BosherPMiami-Fl
Mario ButlerCBGeorgia Tech
Brian LainhartSKent State
Matthias BerningOLBCentral Michigan
Mike CoughlinQBBoise State
Michael SmithTNebraska
Brandon SaineRBOhio State
Garrett ChisolmGSouth Carolina
Ryan WinterswykDEBoise State
Darryl SmithOLBAppalachian State
Adam GrantTArizona
Shaun DraughnRBNorth Carolina
Vance CuffCBGeorgia
Justin BorenCOhio State
Jeff MaehlWROregon
Kyle AdamsTEPurdue
Randall HuntGIllinois
Brian DuncanILBTexas Tech
Will HillSFlorida
Craig StevensOLBAuburn
John GravesDTVirginia Tech
Mana SilvaSHawaii
Scott TolzienQBWisconsin
Marc SchiechlDEColorado Mines
Chris StewartGNotre Dame
Jamar NewsomeWRUCF
Rich LaphamTBoston College
Amara KamaraOLBTemple
Graig CooperRBMiami-Fl
Deunta WilliamsSNorth Carolina
Bryant BrowningGOhio State
DJ YoungTMichigan State
Ryan JonesCBNorthwest Missouri State
Byron BellTNew Mexico
Henry HynoskiFBPittsburgh
Jordan WhiteWRWestern Michigan
Ollie OgbuDTPenn State
Colin CochartTESouth Dakota State
Lestar JeanWRFlorida Atlantic
M.D. JenningsSArkansas State
Ryan HillCBMiami-Fl
John ClayRBWisconsin
Mike HolmesSSyracuse
Spencer PaysingerOLBOregon
Taylor PottsQBTexas Tech
Isaiah ThompsonGHouston
Terrance TurnerWRIndiana
Patrick DiMarcoFBSouth Carolina
Weslye SaundersTESouth Carolina
Mark DellWRMichigan State
Frantz PlacideSWagner
Ben ChappellQBIndiana
Nic GrigsbyRBArizona
Andre HolmesWRHillsdale
Will YeatmanTEMaryland
Josh DavisTGeorgia

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


– 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.


– 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.’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

1CarolinaCameron NewtonQB/Auburn
2DenverMarcell DareusDT/Alabama
3BuffaloVon MillerLB/Texas A&M
4CincinnatiA.J. GreenWR/Georgia
5ArizonaBlaine GabbertQB/Missouri
6ClevelandPatrick PetersonCB/LSU
7San FranciscoPrince AmukamaraCB/Nebraska
8TennesseeNick FairleyDT/Auburn
9DallasCameron JordanDE/California
10WashingtonJulio JonesWR/Alabama
11HoustonRobert QuinnDE/North Carolina
12MinnesotaDa’Quan BowersDE/Clemson
13DetroitTyron SmithOT/USC
14St. LouisCorey LiugetDT/Illinois
15MiamiRyan MallettQB/Arkansas
16JacksonvilleAldon SmithDE/Missouri
17New England (from Oakland)J.J. WattDE/Wisconsin
18San DiegoRyan KerriganDE/Purdue
19NY GiantsAnthony CastonzoOT/Boston College
20Tampa BayGabe CarimiOT/Wisconsin
21Kansas CityMichael PounceyOG/Florida
22IndianapolisNate SolderOT/Colorado
23PhiladelphiaJimmy SmithCB/Colorado
24New OrleansAdrian ClaybornDE/Iowa
25SeattleAndy DaltonQB/TCU
26BaltimoreCameron HeywardDE/Ohio State
27AtlantaJonathan BaldwinWR/Pittsburgh
28New EnglandMark IngramRB/Alabama
29ChicagoMarvin AustinDT/North Carolina
30NY JetsPhil TaylorDT/Baylor
31PittsburghAaron WilliamsCB/Texas
32Green BayDerek SherrodOT/Mississippi State

Round 2

33New England (from Carolina)Brooks ReedDE/Arizona
34BuffaloMuhammad WilkersonDT/Temple
35CincinnatiChristian PonderQB/Florida State
36DenverAkeem AyersLB/UCLA
37ClevelandGreg LittleWR/North Carolina
38ArizonaKyle RudolphTE/Notre Dame
39TennesseeJake LockerQB/Washington
40DallasDanny WatkinsOG/Baylor
41WashingtonStephen PaeaDT/Oregon State
42HoustonRahim MooreS/UCLA
43MinnesotaColin KaepernickQB/Nevada
44DetroitBrandon HarrisCB/Miami
45San FranciscoMikel LeShoureRB/Illinois
46Denver (from Miami)Ryan WilliamsRB/Virginia Tech
47St. LouisTorrey SmithWR/Maryland
48OaklandRas-I DowlingCB/Virginia
49JacksonvilleRandall CobbWR/Kentucky
50San DiegoLeonard HankersonWR/Miami
51Tampa BayJabaal SheardDE/Pittsburgh
52NY GiantsMartez WilsonLB/Illinois
53IndianapolisDrake NevisDT/LSU
54PhiladelphiaBen IjalanaOT/Villanova
55Kansas CityJustin HoustonLB/Georgia
56New OrleansRodney HudsonC/Florida State
57SeattleBruce CarterLB/North Carolina
58BaltimoreJerrel JerniganWR/Troy
59AtlantaAllen BaileyDE/Miami
60New EnglandJames CarpenterOT/Alabama
61ChicagoStefen WisniewskiOG/Penn State
62San Diego (from NY Jets)Jarvis JenkinsDT/Clemson
63PittsburghMarcus GilchristS/Clemson
64Green BayDontay MochDE/Nevada

Round 3

65CarolinaTerrell McClainDT/South Florida
66CincinnatiCurtis BrownCB/Texas
67DenverBrandon BurtonCB/Utah
68BuffaloTitus YoungWR/Boise State
69ArizonaChris CarterDE/Fresno State
70ClevelandSam AchoDE/Texas
71DallasDavon HouseCB/New Mexico State
72New Orleans (from Washington)Daniel ThomasRB/Kansas State
73HoustonChris NieldNT/West Virginia
74New England (from Minnesota)Edmond GatesWR/Abilene Christian
75DetroitChristian BallardDE/Iowa
76San FranciscoRicky StanziQB/Iowa
77TennesseeJordan TodmanRB/Connecticut
78St. LouisCurtis MarshCB/Utah State
79MiamiJohn MoffittOG/Wisconsin
80JacksonvilleQuinton CarterS/Oklahoma
81OaklandJordan CameronTE/USC
82San DiegoDeMarcus Van DykeCB/Miami
83NY GiantsJurrell CaseyDT/USC
84Tampa BayRashad CarmichaelCB/Virginia Tech
85PhiladelphiaDelone CarterRB/Syracuse
86IndianapolisJacquizz RodgersRB/Oregon State
87Kansas CityTandon DossWR/Indiana
88New OrleansGreg SalasWR/Hawaii
89San Diego (from Seattle)Kelvin SheppardLB/LSU
90BaltimoreDeunta WilliamsS/North Carolina
91AtlantaLuke StockerTE/Tennessee
92New EnglandWill RackleyOG/Lehigh
93ChicagoJohnny PatrickCB/Louisville
94NY JetsChris CulliverS/South Carolina
95PittsburghMarcus GilbertOT/Florida
96Green BayKenrick EllisDT/Hampton
97CarolinaChimdi ChekwaCB/Ohio State

Sobleski can be followed on twitter @brentsobleski

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