Two programs headed in different directions as Stanford will once again compete for a BCS game while UCLA seemingly continues to spin its wheels.  The Bruins will offer another solid safety in 2012 while Stanford possesses the first pick of the draft.

UCLA

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
4thTony DyeS64SrSolid safety effective against the run while also showing skill in coverage when facing the action. Patient, hard hitting and shows good head for the ball. Relatively instinctive. Struggles making plays with his back to the ball.
5-6Johnathan FranklinRB234JrQuick, elusive ball carrier that finds the cutback lanes, quickly gets through them and shows the ability to beat defenders into the open field.
6thCory HarkeyTE874SrAthletic tight end still rough around the edges. Blocks with solid fundamentals and gives effort yet lacks strength at the point. Nicely adjusts to make the reception in stride yet lacks consistent hands. Has an upside but must pull it all together.
6thTaylor EmbreeWR824SrNice sized receiver that uses his large frame as an advantage. Solid pass catcher.
7thMichael HarrisT655SrBig, strong right tackle prospect best in a small area. Solid run blocker.
FANelson RosarioWR834SrBig strong possession receiver with limited speed.
FAAaron HesterCB214JrFeisty cornerback that shows a lot of skill and has an upside.
FASheldon PriceCB223JrTough corner that does not possess next level speed. Potential dime back in zone coverage.
FAJosh SmithWR15SrColorado transfer who showed game breaking skills as a receiver and return specialist early in his career yet never progressed as a junior.
FADerrick ColemanFB334SrUnderrated fullback/ball carrier with nice size and strength.
FASean ShellerT725SrCollege left tackle that struggles in anything other than a very small area. Limited upside.
FAJamie GrahamCB255SrVanderbilt transfer that flashed skill early in his career.
FANate ChandlerDT895SrHard-working lineman with the ability to play tackle or end. Limited athlete with marginal upside.

Stanford

Rnd Full Name Pos#YrComments
1stAndrew LuckQB124JrTerrific signal caller that can be a difference maker at the next level. Big, durable and has the ability to withstand the rush or get outside the pocket and throw on the move. Accurate and precisely places throws were only his receiver can make the reception. Tremendous leader on the field always in control of the situation. Lacks a howitzer arm but offers incredible intangibles.
1-2Jonathan MartinT554JrHighly thought of offensive tackle we feel is slightly overrated. Possesses good physical skills; strong, moves well on his feet and slides out in pass protection. Does not make good use of body positioning and seemingly does not understand blocking angles. Has a lot of upside yet needs a lot of work on his game.
2-3Chris OwusuWR814SrTerrific possession receiver that runs solid routes, shows reliable hands and is dependable. Not a downfield threat.
3rdDavid DeCastroG524JrTough, strong run blocking guard that dominates the opposition. Gets movement run blocking, easily turns defenders off the ball and opens up the running lanes. Marginally effective in space or in motion.
6thCoby FleenerTE825SrSolid pass catching tight end that struggles as a blocker. Not a true downfield threat. Loved in the scouting community but we think he’s overrated.
6thMatthew MasifiloDE985SrTough, underrated lineman that can be used in a variety of spots upfront. Plays with good pad level, strong at the point and fights hard until the whistle blows. Lacks the great upside yet could be a solid rotational player.
6thDelano HowellS264SrSmart, tough defensive back that’s lined up at safety and cornerback. Very effective facing the action and would be an asset in zone coverage.
7thChase ThomasOLB444Jr
FAMichael ThomasS34SrUnderrated safety that’s not getting the attention he’s due. Smart, quickly locates the ball and constantly around the action. Lacks measurables which will push him down draft boards yet a prospect that should be considered as a dime back/special teams player.
FAJohnson BademosiS274SrHard-working college cornerback that projects to safety at the next level. Relatively effective facing the action but stiff and does not possess a large upside.