We continue with a flurry of activity as the 2011 campaign is just weeks away.  The SEC takes center stage the next few days and we start with the program that has the largest number of prospects in the West division; Alabama.  The Tide offers some awesome talent on both sides of the ball.  It also has a number of overrated prospects.  Arkansas on the other hand possesses a number of underrated players that can make big moves up draft boards.  Auburn had a pair of first round picks last year including the draft’s number one selection, was ravaged by graduation and early defection to the NFL.  It shows on the .

Alabama

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Trent Richardson RB 3 3Jr Outstanding running back with a complete game. Displays great vision, instincts as well as quickness. Has a burst through the hole, can cutback into the small openings and also runs with power. Good receiver out of the backfield that’s also used to return kicks. Big-time player for the next level.
1st Dre Kirkpatrick CB 21 3Jr Physical, aggressive cornerback that opponents purposely stay away from. Offers a solid game and has a lot of upside.
2-3 Don’ta Hightower OLB 30 5Sr Tough, run defending two down linebacker that’s effective up the field or in the box. Can be a dominant force when he puts his mind to it yet at times seems as though he’s playing half speed and lacks general quickness in his game.
3rd Courtney Upshaw OLB 41 5Sr One of the better 34 linebackers for next years draft. Fast up the field, can make plays laterally and rarely moved from the point of attack.
3rd Robert Lester S 37 4Jr underrated safety with a complete game. Physical and effective against the run also showing solid ball skills and the ability to make plays sideline to sideline. One of the top safeties in the nation.
3rd Josh Chapman DT 99 5Sr Big thumper in the middle of the blind that’s tough to move off the point. Strong and moves relatively well.
3rd Mark Barron S 4 4Sr Physically aggressive safety that shows a complete game. Tough against the run and solid in coverage. Inefficient, takes improper angles to plays and all too often gets caught out of position. Big-time prospect that needs a big senior season.
3-4 Chance Warmack G 65 4Jr Nice sized underclassmen that’s strong at the point of attack and effective blocking in motion.
4th Damion Square DE 92 5Sr Workmanlike defensive lineman that does not stand out in any single aspect yet does the little things well.
4-5 Michael Williams TE 89 4Jr King sized tight end that looks like an offensive tackle on the field. Tremendous blocker that does an admirable job catching the ball.
4-5 DeMarcus Milliner CB 28 5Sr
5th Nico Johnson OLB 35 3Jr
5th William Vlachos C 73 5Sr Fundamentally sound center that plays with great leverage, is effective in space and stands out with the shotgun snaps. Lacks great size and not a dominant blocker.
7th Marquis Maze WR 4 5Sr Quick, elusive receiver that also produces returning punts. Slot wideout that could be a good number four the next level.
FA Darius Hanks WR 15 5Sr All receiver that can be a nice target. All too often body catches and drops too many throws.
FA DeQuan Menzie CB 24 4Sr Zone cornerback that shows a lot of quickness in his game.
FA Jerrell Harris OLB 5 5Sr
FA Robby Green S 23 5Sr One time highly rated prospect that was dismissed from the program earlier this year.

Arkansas

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2nd Cobi Hamilton WR 11 3Jr Outstanding pass catcher that shows the ability to stretch the field vertically. Quick off the snap, runs solid routes and reliable catching the ball. Consistently shows the ability to beat defenders down the field. Has an upside and potentially a star the making.
2-3 Knile Davis RB N 3Jr Fast, explosive ball carrier with good size. Quick to top speed, gets a lot of momentum going and rarely brought down by the first defender. More of a straight-line runner and really loses momentum when he must change direction. Struggles with his balance and body control trying to get through the cutback lanes.
3rd Greg Childs WR 85 4Sr Nice sized pass catcher with a solid game. Fundamentally sound, uses his frame as an advantage and flashes the ability to get downfield.
4th Travis Swanson C 64 3So Large, strong blocker on the pivot that stands out in pass protection or blocking for the run. Fundamentally sound. Has a nice upside.
4th Jerico Nelson S 31 4Sr Terrific safety with a complete game that will move to linebacker this season. Explosive against the run, good open field tackler and shows the ability to get outside the numbers and make plays against the pass. Underrated and has and upside.
4-5 Alvin Bailey G 67 3So Explosive, strong blocker also effective in motion. Has good size as well as a large upside.
5-6 Broderick Green RB 29 5Sr Large, college running back projected to fullback by a number of teams. Rarely brought down by the first defender, picks up the difficult short yardage yet also displays solid quickness and footwork for a big or ball carrier.
6th Jerry Franklin ILB 34 5Sr Strong, run defending linebacker who runs hot and cold. Flashes good athleticism, the ability to defeat blocks and make plays on the ball yet often looks very ordinary.
7th Jake Bequette DE 91 5Sr Intense, competitive defensive lineman that plays hard until the whistle blows. Quick off the snap and shows solid open field speed yet lacks bulk and easily controlled at the point by blocks.
FA Joe Adams WR 3 4Sr Quick, elusive slot receiver that can also help out as a return specialist.
FA Isaac Madison CB 6 5Sr Quick, hard-working cornerback best facing the action. Dime back/special teams player at the next level.
FA Grant Cook G 72 5Sr Nice sized blocker that gets the most from his ability. Has a thick build, shows good overall body strength and works hard until whistle blows. Primarily used as a backup last season.
FA Tramain Thomas S 5 4Sr Adequate run defending safety with no single outstanding aspect in his game.

Auburn

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
FA A.J. Greene T 77 5Sr Highly rated prospect with nice size and growth potential. Started three games last season before suffering a season ending injury. Limited playing time on the college field.
FA Neiko Thorpe CB 15 4Sr Competitive and physical cornerback that does not stand out in any single area. Potential dime back at the next level that must make his mark on special teams.
FA Brandon Mosley T 75 4Sr Strong, small area right side blocker with limited upside.
FA Mike McNeil S 26 5Sr Quick, explosive safety that flashes on the scene and plays with a good degree of suddenness. Tough against the run. Arrested for burglary earlier this year and since dismissed from the Auburn football program.