Archive for January, 2014

Rankings and grades for wide receivers and tight ends eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft.  Breakdown by position includes 132 graded receivers (39 with draftable grades, 15 with top three round grades) and 52 graded tight ends (15 with draftable grades, 5 top three round grades).

Wide Receivers

Rnd Full Name School Year
1st Sammy Watkins Clemson 3Jr
1st Mike Evans Texas A&M 3So
1st Marqise Lee USC 3Jr
1-2 Allen Robinson Penn State 3Jr
1-2 Brandin Cooks Oregon State 3Jr
2nd Kelvin Benjamin Florida State 3So
2nd Odell Beckham Jr. LSU 3Jr
2-3 Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt 4Sr
2-3 Paul Richardson Colorado 4Jr
2-3 Jarvis Landry LSU 3Jr
3rd Donte Moncrief Mississippi 3Jr
3rd Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin 5Sr
3rd Josh Huff Oregon 4Sr
3-4 Davante Adams Fresno State 3So
3-4 Brandon Coleman Rutgers 4Jr
4th Shaquelle Evans UCLA 5Sr
4th Mike Davis Texas 4Sr
4th Jalen Saunders Oklahoma 5Sr
4th Ryan Grant Tulane 5Sr
4th Cody Hoffman BYU 5Sr
4-5 Robert Herron Wyoming 4Sr
5th Michael Campanaro Wake Forest 5Sr
5th Tevin Reese Baylor 4Sr
6th Devin Street Pittsburgh 5Sr
6th Kain Colter Northwestern 4Sr
6th Martavis Bryant Clemson 3Jr
6th Austin Franklin New Mexico State 3Jr
6th Allen Hurns Miami-Fl 4Sr
6th Kevin Norwood Alabama 5Sr
6th TJ Jones Notre Dame 4Sr
6th Cody Latimer Indiana 3Jr
6th L’Damian Washington Missouri 5Sr
6th Bruce Ellington South Carolina 3Jr
6-7 Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley State 5Sr
7th Willie Snead Ball State 3Jr
7th Alex Amidon Boston College 4Sr
7th Solomon Patton Florida 4Sr
7th Matt Hazel Coastal Carolina 4Sr
7th Jeremy Gallon Michigan 5Sr
FA Eric Ward Texas Tech 5Sr
FA Corey Brown Ohio State 4Sr
FA Erik Lora Eastern Illinois 5Sr
FA Alex Neutz Buffalo 5Sr
FA Ryan Lankford Illinois 4Sr
FA Derel Walker Texas A&M 4Sr
FA Mike Williams California-PA 5Sr
FA Bernard Reedy Toledo 4Sr
FA Derel Walker Texas A&M 4Sr
FA Jeff Godfrey Central Florida 4Sr
FA Noel Grigsby San Jose State 5Sr
FA Charlie Moore Oklahoma State 5Sr
FA Quincy Enunwa Nebraska 4Sr
FA Lee Doss Southern 5Sr
FA Trey Burton Florida 4Sr
FA Jaz Reynolds Oklahoma 5Sr
FA Colin Lockett San Diego State 5Sr
FA Kenny Bell Alabama 5Sr
FA Devon Smith Marshall 5Sr
FA Bennie Fowler Michigan State 5Sr
FA Ja-Mes Logan Mississippi 5Sr
FA Marcus Lucas Missouri 4Sr
FA Kofi Hughes Indiana 4Sr
FA Josh Stewart Oklahoma State 3Jr
FA Brelan Chancellor North Texas 4Sr
FA Damian Copeland Louisville 5Sr
FA Ryan Culbreath Furman 5Sr
FA Geraldo Boldewun Boise State 5Sr
FA Brandon Wimberly Nevada 6Sr
FA Greg Hardin North Dakota 5Sr
FA Je’Ron Hamm Louisiana-Monroe 4Sr
FA Andre Debose Florida 5Sr
FA John Brown Pittsburg State 5Sr
FA Chris Boyd Vanderbilt 4Jr
FA Cameron Richard Idaho State 5Sr
FA Taylor Gabriel Abilene Christian 4Sr
FA D.J. Coles Virginia Tech 5Sr
FA Kenny Shaw Florida State 4Sr
FA James Johnson Washington 5Sr
FA Tony Washington II Appalachian State 5Sr
FA Javontee Herndon Arkansas 4Sr
FA Julian Horton Arkansas 4Sr
FA Neal Streling Monmouth 4Sr
FA Regginald Lewis Valdosta State 4Sr
FA Anthony McClung Cincinnati 4Sr
FA Tracy Moore Oklahoma State 5Sr
FA Seantavious Jones Valdosta State 4Sr
FA Donte Foster Ohio 5Sr
FA Jeremy Johnson SMU 4Sr
FA Walter Powell Murray State 4Sr
FA D.J. Banks Louisiana Tech 5Sr
FA Aaron Burks Boise State 5Sr
FA Robert Armstrong Texas A&M Kingsville 5Sr
FA Quintin Payton North Carolina State 5Sr
FA Isaiah Burse Fresno State 4Sr
FA Torrence Allen West Texas A&M 5Sr
FA Jon Ellis Montana State 4Sr
FA Tavarese Maye Louisiana-Monroe 5Sr
FA Tyshon Goode Kent State 5Sr
FA Corey Washington Newberry College 5Sr
FA Kelsey Pope Samford 4Sr
FA Chandler Jones San Jose State 5Sr
FA Terrill Barnes Indiana-PA 4Sr
FA Willie Gibson Cumberland-KY 4Sr
FA Ben Edwards Richmond 5Sr
FA Jordan Harris Bryant 4Sr
FA Jordan James Tulsa 5Sr
FA Drew Dileo Michigan 4Sr
FA Kadron Boone LSU 4Sr
FA Demetrius Wilson Arkansas 4Sr
FA G’Alonzo Milton Alabama A&M 5Sr
FA Jeremy Butler Tennessee-Martin 5Sr
FA Chris Smith Yale 5Sr
FA Rashad Lawrence Northwestern 4Sr
FA Dylan Denso San Diego State 5Sr
FA Albert Wilson Georgia State 4Sr
FA Eric Thomas Troy 4Sr
FA Gary Bush Purdue 5Sr
FA Kevin Ozier Arizona State 5Sr
FA Gerald Ford Valdosta State 5Sr
FA Mark Ross Lafayette 4Sr
FA Mike Milburn Delaware 5Sr
FA Isaiah Battle Texas State 5Sr
FA Daryl Surgent La-Lafayette 4Sr
FA Ify Umodu Northern Arizona 4Sr
FA Brandon Felder Penn State 5Sr
FA Jonathan Coleman Boston College 5Sr
FA Joseph Price Villanova 5Sr
FA Dominique Sullivan Southern Mississippi 4Sr
FA Chris Cephus Samford 5Sr
FA Bryan Burnham Tulsa 6Sr
FA Derrick Engel Minnesota 5Sr
FA Chris Fields Ohio State 5Sr

Tight End

Rnd Full Name School Year
1st Jace Amaro Texas Tech 3Jr
1st Eric Ebron North Carolina 4Jr
3rd Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington 3Jr
3rd Troy Niklas Notre Dame 3Jr
3-4 C.J. Fiedorowicz Iowa 4Sr
4th Richard Rodgers California 3Jr
5th Marcel Jensen Fresno State 5Sr
5th Arthur Lynch Georgia 5Sr
6th Xavier Grimble USC 4Jr
6th Crockett Gilmore Colorado State 4Sr
6th Jacob Pedersen Wisconsin 5Sr
6-7 Jordan Najvar Baylor 5Sr
6-7 Rob Blanchflower Massachusetts 5Sr
6-7 A.C. Leonard Tennessee State 3Jr
7th Chris Coyle Arizona State 5Sr
FA Gator Hoskins Marshall 4Sr
FA Joe Don Duncan Dixie State 5Sr
FA Andre McDonald Kansas State 5Sr
FA Ted Bolser Indiana 5Sr
FA Jake Murphy Utah 4Jr
FA Alex Bayer Bowling Green 5Sr
FA Kaneakua Friel BYU 5Sr
FA Beckett Wales Syracuse 4Sr
FA Kolby Arendse Nevada 4Sr
FA Brian Wozniak Wisconsin 5Sr
FA Nehemiah Hicks Texas A&M 4Sr
FA Eric Waters Missouri 4Sr
FA Gabe Holmes Purdue 4Sr
FA Cameron Brate Harvard 4Sr
FA Evan Wilson Illinois 4Sr
FA Nic Jacobs McNeese State 4Jr
FA Blake Jackson Oklahoma State 4Sr
FA Jerod Monk Baylor 5Sr
FA Blake Annen Cincinnati 5Sr
FA Gabe Linehan Boise State 5Sr
FA Jake Long Nebraska 5Sr
FA Zane Fakes Ball State 5Sr
FA Michael McLafferty Monmouth 5Sr
FA Colt Lyerla Oregon 3Jr
FA Jacob Wark California 4Sr
FA Asante Cleveland Miami-Fl 4Sr
FA Jimmy Gordon Buffalo 5Sr
FA Nexon Dorvilus Florida Atlantic 4Sr
FA Steve Marck Miami-Oh 5Sr
FA Justin Jones East Carolina 5Sr
FA Matt Lengel Eastern Kentucky 5Sr
FA Justin Perillo Maine 5Sr
FA Asa Watson North Carolina State 5Sr
FA Zico Pasut East Carolina 5Sr
FA Matt Lehman Penn State 5Sr
FA Gavin Ellis Jacksonville State 5Sr
FA Hamilton Garner Columbia 4Sr

Grading the offensive line prospects at tackle, guard and center for the 2014 draft.  Breakdown by position; tackles (80 graded, 24 draftable, 12 with top 3 round grades), guards (81 graded, 20 draftable, 6 with top 3 round grades) and centers (26 graded, 9 draftable, 3 with top 3 round grades).

Tackles

Rnd Full Name School Year
1st Jake Matthews Texas A&M 4Sr
1st Greg Robinson Auburn 3So
1st Taylor Lewan Michigan 5Sr
1st Cyrus Kouandjio Alabama 3Jr
1-2 Zack Martin Notre Dame 5Sr
1-2 Antonio Richardson Tennessee 3Jr
2nd Cameron Fleming Stanford 4Jr
3rd Brandon Thomas Clemson 5Sr
3rd Joel Bitonio Nevada 5Sr
3rd Jack Mewhort Ohio State 5Sr
3rd James Hurst North Carolina 4Sr
3-4 Morgan Moses Virginia 4Sr
4th Seantrel Henderson Miami-Fl 4Sr
4th Jawuan James Tennessee 4Sr
6th Matt Patchan Boston College 6Sr
6-7 Jeremiah Sirles Nebraska 5Sr
7th Rob Crisp North Carolina State 4Sr
7th Matt Feiler Bloomsburg 4Sr
7th Justin Britt Missouri 5Sr
7th Cornelius Lucas Kansas State 5Sr
7th Fou Fonoti Michigan State 5Sr
7th Kevin Pamphile Purdue 5Sr
7-FA Donald Hawkins Texas 4Sr
7-FA Matt Hall Bellhaven 5Sr
FA Kevin Graf USC 5Sr
FA Danny Kistler Jr Montana 4Sr
FA Bryce Quigley San Diego State 4Sr
FA Pierce Burton Mississippi 5Sr
FA Justin Britt Missouri 5Sr
FA Austin Wentworth Fresno State 5Sr
FA Kenarious Gates Georgia 4Sr
FA Curtis Feigt West Virginia 5Sr
FA Jared Biard Colorado State 5Sr
FA Brent Qvale Nebraska 5Sr
FA David Hurd Arkansas 4Sr
FA Evan Finkenberg Arizona State 5Sr
FA Erik Kohler Washington 4Sr
FA Ulrick John Georgia State 4Sr
FA Jack Harris Colorado 5Sr
FA Emmanuel McCray Mississippi 5Sr
FA Cody Booth Temple 5Sr
FA Brett Van Sloten Iowa 5Sr
FA Kelvin Palmer Baylor 5Sr
FA Parker Graham Oklahoma State 5Sr
FA Tavon Rooks Kansas State 4Sr
FA Jimmy Bennett Connecticut 5Sr
FA James Dunbar TCU 5Sr
FA Charles Siddoway Mississippi State 4Sr
FA Bryan Witzmann South Dakota State 5Sr
FA Ed Olson Minnesota 5Sr
FA Josh Aladenoye Illinois State 5Sr
FA Anthony Dima Massachusetts 5Sr
FA Kyle Bryant Youngstown State 5Sr
FA Ben Gottschalk SMU 4Sr
FA Josh Wells James Madison 5Sr
FA Erle Ladson Jr. Delaware 5Sr
FA Dan France Michigan State 5Sr
FA Kadeem Williams Albany- NY 5Sr
FA Dominic Pagliara Eastern Illinois 5Sr
FA John Fullington Washington State 4Sr
FA Mitchell Van Dyk Portland State 4Sr
FA Ben Stansfield Austin Peay 4Sr
FA Eric Pike Towson 5Sr
FA Darren Deneui North Dakota 5Sr
FA Bryce Givens CSU-Pueblo? 6Sr
FA Kaycee Ike Alabama-Birmingham 5Sr
FA Corey Lewis Illinois 6Sr
FA Kyle Lichtenberg Iowa State 5Sr
FA Josh Harvey Miami-Oh 5Sr
FA John Prior Ohio 5Sr
FA Jake Olson Central Michigan 6Sr
FA Tevon Conrad Saginaw Valley State 5Sr
FA Adam Gress Penn State 5Sr
FA Pat Wilson Buffalo 5Sr
FA Hunter Steward Liberty 4Sr
FA Jordan Johnson Idaho 5Sr
FA Aaron Williams Arkansas State 5Sr
FA Ian White Boston College 5Sr
FA Perry Simmons Duke 5Sr
FA Ryan McGrath Ohio 5Sr

Guard

Rnd Full Name School Year
2nd Xavier Su’a-Filo UCLA 3Jr
2nd David Yankey Stanford 4Jr
2-3 Gabe Jackson Mississippi State 5Sr
3rd Anthony Steen Alabama 5Sr
3rd Cyril Richardson Baylor 5Sr
3-4 Billy Turner North Dakota State 4Sr
4th Charles Leno Boise State 5Sr
4th Dakota Dozier Furman 5Sr
5th Chris Watt Notre Dame 5Sr
6th Jon Halapio Florida 5Sr
6th Zach Fulton Tennessee 4Sr
6th John Urschel Penn State 5Sr
6th Michael Schofield Michigan 5Sr
6th Spencer Long Nebraska 5Sr
6th Andrew Norwell Ohio State 4Sr
6th Alex Bullard Tennessee 5Sr
6-7 Ryan Groy Wisconsin 5Sr
6th Brandon Linder Miami-Fl 4Sr
7th Kadeem Edwards Tennessee State 4Sr
7th Marcus Hall Ohio State 5Sr
FA Ethan Tuftee Iowa State 5Sr
FA Conor Boffeli Iowa 5Sr
FA Trey Hopkins Texas 4Sr
FA Ronald Patrick South Carolina 4Sr
FA Trai Turner LSU 3So
FA Brian Clarke Bloomsburg 4Sr
FA Chris Burnette Georgia 5Sr
FA Karim Barton Morgan State 4Sr
FA Keenan Taylor Kansas State 5Sr
FA Davonte Wallace New Mexico State 4Sr
FA Michael Philipp Oregon State 5Sr
FA Antwan Lowery Rutgers 5Sr
FA Dallas Lee Georgia 5Sr
FA Josh Williford LSU 5Sr
FA Steven Haunga Arkansas State 5Sr
FA Austen Bujnoch Cincinnati 5Sr
FA Trevor Foy Purdue 5Sr
FA Andrew Rodriguez Nebraska 4Sr
FA Mike Nelson Central Washington 5Sr
FA Eric Schultz Utah State 5Sr
FA John Martinez USC 5Sr
FA Kevin Danser Stanford 5Sr
FA Will Latu Abilene Christian 4Sr
FA Mason Walters Texas 5Sr
FA Nick Kasper San Jose State 4Sr
FA Greg Capella UCLA 5Sr
FA Josh Andrews Oregon State 5Sr
FA Tyler Evans Oklahoma 5Sr
FA Bronson Irwin Oklahoma 4Sr
FA Sam Longo Cincinnati 5Sr
FA Andre Civil Rutgers 4Sr
FA Jarrod Pughsley Akron 4Sr
FA Tyler Strong Wyoming 4Sr
FA Percy Taumoelau Utah 5Sr
FA James Markosian Utah State 5Sr
FA Tyler Shatley Clemson 5Sr
FA Abasi Salimu Nicholls State 5Sr
FA Justin McCray Central Florida 4Sr
FA D.J. Morrell Old Dominion 4Sr
FA Garrett Scott Marshall 4Sr
FA Josh Walker Middle Tennessee 5Sr
FA Wes Gavin Yale 4Sr
FA Cody Burgess Southern Utah 5Sr
FA Xavier Ruben x-Tarleton State 4Sr
FA Marc Murtha South Dakota 5Sr
FA Jimmy Holtschlag Western Illinois 5Sr
FA Darryl Johnson New Mexico 5Sr
FA Larry Banks Louisiana Tech 5Sr
FA Parker Graham Oklahoma State 5Sr
FA David Born Old Dominion 5Sr
FA Tino Tuilata Midwestern State 4Sr
FA Josh Bucci Villanova 5Sr
FA Aslam Sterling Kansas 4Sr
FA A.J. Dalton Robert Morris 5Sr
FA Dominic Flewellyn Bowling Green 4Sr
FA Nick Chartain Nicholls State 5Sr
FA Jacob Fahrenkrug Florida State 5Sr
FA Will Jackson Georgia Tech 5Sr
FA Will Simmons East Carolina 5Sr
FA Jordan Davis East Carolina 5Sr
FA Jasen Carlson Buffalo 4Sr

Centers

Rnd Full Name School Year
3rd Marcus Martin USC 3Jr
3rd Travis Swanson Arkansas 5Sr
3-4 Weston Richburg Colorado State 4Sr
4th Gabe Ikard Oklahoma 5Sr
4th Tyler Larsen Utah State 5Sr
5-6 Russell Bodine North Carolina 4Jr
6th Bryan Stork Florida State 5Sr
6th Zac Kerin Toledo 5Sr
7-FA Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt 5Sr
FA Jonotthan Harrison Florida 5Sr
FA James Stone Tennessee 4Sr
FA Khalil Wilkes Stanford 5Sr
FA Dillon Farrell New Mexico 5Sr
FA Gus Handler Colorado 5Sr
FA Matt Armstrong Grand Valley State 6Sr
FA Andrew Miller Virginia Tech 5Sr
FA Corey Linsley Ohio State 5Sr
FA Josh Allen Louisiana-Monroe 4Sr
FA Macky MacPherson Syracuse 4Sr
FA Chris Elkins Youngstown State 4Sr
FA Matt Paradis Boise State 5Sr
FA Pat Eger West Virginia 5Sr
FA Cole Pensick Nebraska 5Sr
FA Evan Swindall Mississippi 4Sr
FA Sean Conway Western Kentucky 5Sr
FA Harris Bivin Murray State 4Sr

This year’s Senior Bowl featured a strong performance by the South team—mainly the South defense. They made it extremely difficult for the North’s offense to find any type of rhythm. The biggest thing that stood out from this team was the quarterback struggles on the North squad.

One player who had a great day was Auburn defensive end Dee Ford. He registered several sacks while generating pressure on several other plays. It was his quickness off the ball that allowed him to get the edge and make some offensive tackles look foolish. Teams are always looking for players capable of generating pressure off the edge.

Tajh Boyd had the worst day out of the quarterback group, with Stephen Morris and David Fales coming in at right behind. Boyd struggled to make quick reads, his ball placement was off the mark and threw a terrible interception along the sideline. His problems in the game capped off a poor week for Boyd and could cause him to fall in the draft.

Another player who stood out in a negative way was Baylor’s Cyril Richardson. He has the size teams look for in an interior offensive lineman but really struggles to move laterally. The best example of this was when Harvard’s Caraun Reid easily slipped past Richardson and tallied a sack.

Two defenders who caught my eye were Florida State’s Telvin Smith and Nebraska’s Jean-Baptise. Smith uses his explosiveness to make plays all over the field and on special teams. Jean-Baptiste played a smart and physical game allowing very little separation.

Wisconsin’s James White had the best day of all the running backs showing that he’s a versatile player who can make plays in the running and passing game. Another offensive player who stood out was tight end Crockett Gilmore who showed good hands and body control.
It’s important to remember that this game/week of practice is just one piece of the puzzle. While several players have helped themselves, overacting to just one portion of the process would be a mistake.

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