Cedric

Rankings and ratings of 156 NFL prospects from the SEC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alabama

I like everything about receiver Amari Cooper’s game; he’s polished, consistent and very natural. I doubt he’ll test off the charts as former ‘Bama receiver Julio Jones did but none the less he’s a dominant prospect who projects as a number one wide out at the next level.

T.J. Yeldon has the ability be a feature runner at the next level. He’s sized well, can run laterally as easily as he pounds downhill and possesses both running vision as well as football instincts. He has the power to break tackles and is rarely brought down by the first defender yet at the same time easily bounces around opponents to create yardage. Yeldon is more of a one-speed back and not a break away threat but has a terrific all around game.

I was really surprised the way Xzavier Dickson’s game fell flat last year after a 2012 campaign which showed a lot of promise. In many ways his game paralleled that of Adrian Hubbard, who left Alabama a year early only to go undrafted.

Conversely I like the play of Deandrew White and believe the receiver could work himself into a late round contender. He’s neither big or fast but very consistent and plays smart football.

Arkansas

To say I like the game of receiver Keon Hatcher is an understatement. He’s a well sized receiver who can take over games. Hatcher’s consistent and wins out for contested passes. Though not a burner he is sneaky fast and capable of big plays from the line of scrimmage. FRom what I’m told I would be very surprised if Hatcher does not make himself available for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Expect a variety of opinion through next year’s draft on Trey Flowers. The senior defensive end receives a variety of grades from scouts and has been stamped anywhere from a third round prospect to a late seventh round player. Flowers comes with average size speed numbers but is a solid pass rusher who looks athletic on the field. I struggle to see him line up as anything other than a 4-3 defensive end in the NFL yet I like his propensity to force the action behind the line of scrimmage.

Auburn

Auburn looks to be strong again this season on the field. In NFL war rooms they have four sleepers who really appeal to me.

Corey Grant does not get much love in scouting circles but based on the film he looks like a tremendous third down back/situational player. He’s a blazer that can take it the distance any time the ball is in his hands. Grant is also a terrific pass catcher out of the backfield who creates yardage, making defenders miss and beating them into the open field. He lacks the size to be a feature runner and I’d like to see Grant add return skills to his game but I really like him as a late rounder next April.

Quarterback Nick Marshall was the catalyst on offense for Auburn’s title contention last year and while he lacks the passing skills to play under center at the next level, I love his ball carrying skills. Marshall runs with vision, instinct and shows the ability to elude defenders and create yardage. He offers solid size and plays with good speed which, in my opinion, adds up to a third running back at the next level.

Jeff Whitaker sat on the sidelines last season with injury, the primary reason scouts have stamped him with a poor grade. But go back to his junior film of 2012 and Whitaker displayed tremendous next level potential. He’s a strong, wide bodied lineman with a large degree of upside.

Auburn really doesn’t use the tight end much but when his number is called C.J. Uzomah answers the call. He offers great size, adequate speed and enough pass catching and blocking skill to at least get late round consideration in 2015.

Florida

Dante Fowler Jr. is the only Gator prospect who really excites me. An explosive college end, he’s a disruptive force who seemingly has enough speed and athleticism to get consideration as a 3-4 outside linebacker. I presently stamp him as a second rounder but Fowler could move into the top 32 if he continues to develop.

Prior to last season many were surprised when I stated my thoughts that Chaz Green, a one-time starter who red-shirted with injury in 2013, looked like a third round prospect at times. I can tell you several scouts have given Green a draftable grade, albeit in the late rounds. The senior has the underlying skill to play on Sunday’s but has shown little consistency the past two seasons. He’s one of those players with the ability to jump up boards and catch people by surprise.

Neiron Ball is a linebacker who flashes skill in pursuit as well as the ability to make plays in space. Slightly undersized, Ball projects on the weak side at the next level.

Georgia

When is comes to Georgia, running back Todd Gurley has the momentum in draft circles but its a trio of linebackers who impress me.

Leonard Floyd has the skill and potential to be the next great Georgia prospect from the defensive side of the ball. He’s a natural pass rusher and disruptive force that makes plays behind the line of scrimmage or in pursuit. Floyd is a terrific athlete and easily alters his angle without losing speed or momentum. Its rare we grade a second year sophomore but from what I can tell Floyd, who spent a year in prep school after graduating high school, is eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft via the Larry Fitzgerald rule.

John Jenkins is another underclassmen linebacker I grade highly. Though not the disruptive force of Floyd, he’s very athletic, explosive and shows the ability to make plays sideline-to-sideline. As with most underclassmen, true size/speed numbers play a large part in the final analysis but there’s no doubt Jenkins has big time potential for the next level.

Scouts give Ramik Wilson high grades but in my opinion Amarlo Herrera is the better prospect or at least the better player. Though not as athletically gifted compared to his teammate, Herrera is an instinctive linebacker who rarely makes mental errors. Just a fraction over 6-feet tall, Herrera can play at the next level but isn’t a linebacker for everyone.

Kentucky

The Wildcats have three noteworthy senior prospects.

Alvin Dupree has received some insanely high grades in the scouting community, and with good reason. He’s athletic, offers solid size (6-feet/3.5-inches, 270lbs) speed (4.68s) numbers and makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Dupree definitely needs to get stronger but offers growth and playing potential.

Za’Darius Smith impressed a lot of scouts last season, his first at UK, and seriously considered entering the draft before making the right decision by returning for his senior season. He’s a long athlete who flashes pass rush skill though I worry about his speed and overall athleticism.

Offensive tackle Darrian Miller, who projects to guard in the NFL, could be the sleeper on the roster. He’s a smooth and fundamentally sound position blocker who moves well on his feet and rarely has mental breakdowns. Miller must get a little stronger but has the potential to play in a zone/motion blocking scheme.

LSU

Many have penned La’el Collins as a first round tackle, with some rating him as one of the best from the senior class at the position.

I’m not so sure.

I gave Collins high grades off his 2012 campaign when he lined up at guard but saw little improvement last year after he moved to left tackle. In fact at times his play seemed to regress. He’s athletic, quick and easily moves his 320lb-plus frame around the field. That being the case Collins is also a narrow based blocker who lacks balance and constantly flails around the field. I like his upside but feel Collins needs to refine his technique. I’m also not sold he’s a tackle for the next level and feel he’s better suited at guard.

Right tackle Jerald Hawkins also shows some inconsistency in his game but he too has a terrific next level ability. Hawkins is bigger and stronger compared to Collins and though he lacks smooth footwork in pass protection, he does enough to knock pass rushers from the action. Graded as a third rounder, I could see Hawkins moving into the initial 45 picks if he continues to improve.

Mississippi

The strength of the ‘Ole Miss prospects lie with their true sophomores and starting in 2016 the program will impact the NFL Draft. Until then the NFL talent is thin.

Cody Prewitt is a solid safety with next level size/speed but does nothing that really jumps off the film.

Mortified is the best way to describe how I felt after watching Bo Wallace last season. Off the 2012 film Wallace showed the makings of potential middle round prospect but his game fell off the cliff last year.

 
Rnd Full Name Pos School Yr

1st

Cedric Ogbuehi
T
Texas A&M

5Sr

1st

Amari Cooper
WR
Alabama

3Jr

1-2

Corey Robinson
T
South Carolina

5Sr

2nd

La’el Collins
G
LSU

4Sr

2nd

Germain Ifedi
G
Texas A&M

3So

2nd

Dante Fowler Jr.
DE
Florida

3Jr

2nd

T.J. Yeldon
RB
Alabama

3Jr

2nd

Leonard Floyd

OLB

Georgia

2So

2nd

Todd Gurley
RB
Georgia

3Jr

2-3

Benardrick McKinney

OLB

Mississippi State

4Jr

2-3

Alvin Dupree
DE
Kentucky

5Sr

2-3

Brian Randolph
S
Tennessee

4Jr

2-3

Keon Hatcher
WR
Arkansas

3Jr

3rd

Jordan Jenkins

OLB

Georgia

3Jr

3rd

Leland Dismukes
C
Auburn

4Sr

3rd
A
J Cann
G
South Carolina

5Sr

3rd

Mike Matthews
C
Texas A&M

3Jr

3rd

Jerald Hawkins
T
LSU

3So

3rd

Mike Davis
RB
South Carolina

3Jr

3rd

Sammie Coates
WR
Auburn

4Jr

3-4

A.J. Johnson

ILB

Tennessee

4Sr

3-4

Trey Flowers
DE
Arkansas

4Sr

4th

Jarvis Harrison
G
Texas A&M

5Sr

4th

Trey Depriest

ILB

Alabama

4Sr

4th

Arie Kouandjio
G
Alabama

5Sr

4th

Za’Darius Smith
DE
Kentucky

4Sr

4th

D.J. Humphries
T
Florida

3Jr

4-5

Markus Golden
DE
Missouri

5Sr

5th

Damiere Byrd
WR
South Carolina

4Sr

5th

Evan Boehm
C
Missouri

3Jr

5th

Chaz Green
T
Florida

5Sr

5th

Chaz Elder
S
South Carolina

3So

6th

Dak Prescott
QB
Mississippi State

4Jr

5-6

Darrian Miller
G
Kentucky

4Sr

6th

Amarlo Herrera

ILB

Georgia

4Sr

5-6

Corey Grant
RB
Auburn

5Sr

6th

Landon Collins
S
Alabama

4Sr

6th

Ramik Wilson

ILB

Georgia

4Sr

6th

Jalston Fowler
FB
Alabama

5Sr

6th

Nickolas Marshall
RB
Auburn

4Sr

6th

Kwon Alexander

OLB

LSU

3Jr

6th

Jeffrey Whitaker
DT
Auburn

5Sr

6th

Austin Shepherd
T
Alabama

5Sr

6th

Trenton Brown
T
Florida

4Sr

6-7

C.J. Uzomah
TE
Auburn

4Sr

6th

Hunter Joyer
FB
Florida

4Sr

6-7

Leon Orr
DT
Florida

5Sr

6-7

Jake McGee
TE
Florida

5Sr

6-7

Maxwell Smith
QB
Kentucky

4Jr

6-7

Kenyan Drake
RB
Alabama

3Jr

6-7

Braylon Webb
S
Missouri

5Sr

6-7

Neiron Ball

OLB

Florida

5Sr

7th

Brandon Shell
T
South Carolina

4Jr

7th

Christian Conley
WR
Georgia

4Sr

7th

LaDarrell McNeil
S
Tennessee

3Jr

7th

Taveze Calhoun
CB
Mississippi State

4Jr

7th

Kyle Joyer
FB
Florida

4Sr

7th

Cody Prewitt
S
Mississippi

4Sr

7th

Danielle Hunter
DE
LSU

3Jr

7-FA

Christion Jones
WR
Alabama

4Sr

7-FA

Rory Anderson
TE
South Carolina

4Sr
FA
Darious Cummings
DT
Florida

4Sr
FA
Kris Frost

ILB

Auburn

4Jr
FA
Deshazor Everett
CB
Texas A&M

4Sr
FA
Ray Drew
DE
Georgia

4Sr
FA
Preston Smith
DE
Mississippi State

4Sr
FA
Cameron Clear
TE
Texas A&M

5Sr
FA
Braylon Mitchell

OLB

Arkansas

5Sr
FA
Malcome Kennedy
WR
Texas A&M

4Sr
FA
Deandrew White
WR
Alabama

5Sr
FA
Justin Cox
CB
Mississippi State

4Sr
FA
Chad Slade
G
Auburn

5Sr
FA
Max Garcia
G
Florida

5Sr
FA
Brian Vogler
TE
Alabama

5Sr
FA
Shaq Roland
WR
South Carolina

3Jr
FA
Jermauria Rasco
DE
LSU

4Sr
FA
Kentrell Brothers

OLB

Missouri

4Jr
FA
Tra Carson
RB
Texas A&M

4Jr
FA
Brandon Allen
QB
Arkansas

4Jr
FA
Joseph Townsend
C
Vanderbilt

4Sr
FA
Gabe Wright
DT
Auburn

4Sr
FA
Brian Poole
CB
Florida

3Jr
FA
Shane Ray
DE
Missouri

4Jr
FA
Jarrick Williams
S
Alabama

5Sr
FA
Kendrick Market
S
Mississippi State

4Jr
FA
Xzavier Dickson

OLB

Alabama

4Sr
FA J
T Surratt
DT
South Carolina

5Sr
FA
Robenson Therezie
S
Auburn

4Sr
FA
James Neighbors
FB
LSU

5Sr
FA
David Andrews
C
Georgia

4Sr
FA
Brison Williams
S
South Carolina

4Sr
FA
Clayton Burton
TE
Florida

4Sr
FA
Kenny Hilliard
RB
LSU

4Sr
FA
Jermaine Whitehead
S
Auburn

4Sr
FA
Mitchell Morse
T
Missouri

5Sr
FA
Ronald Martin
S
LSU

4Sr
FA
John Theus
T
Georgia

3Jr
FA
Gavin Stansbury
DE
Texas A&M

5Sr
FA
Andre Debose
WR
Florida

5Sr
FA
De’Vante Harris
CB
Texas A&M

3Jr
FA
Matt Hoch
DT
Missouri

5Sr
FA
Senquez Golson
CB
Mississippi

4Sr
FA
Larry Sasser
WR
Missouri

5Sr
FA
Terrence Magee
RB
LSU

4Sr
FA
Tevin Mitchel
CB
Arkansas

4Sr
FA
Jonathan Williams
RB
Arkansas

3Jr
FA
Joshua Lambo
K
Texas A&M

4Sr
FA
Angelo Blackson
DT
Auburn

4Sr
FA
Marcus Murphy
RB
Missouri

5Sr
FA
Jeff Driskel
QB
Florida

4Sr
FA
Will Redmond
CB
Mississippi State

4Jr
FA
T.J. Gurley
S
South Carolina

4Sr
FA
Antonio Morrison

ILB

Florida

3Jr
FA
Damian Swann
CB
Georgia

4Sr
FA
Michael Bennett
WR
Georgia

5Sr
FA
Jordan Swindle
T
Kentucky

3Jr
FA Bo
Wallace
QB
Mississippi

4Sr
FA
Jameon Lewis
WR
Mississippi State

5Sr
FA
Dillon Gordon
TE
LSU

3Jr
FA
Jonathon Mincy
CB
Auburn

5Sr
FA
Quinton Dunbar
WR
Florida

5Sr
FA
Jerell Adams
TE
South Carolina

3Jr
FA
Deterrian Shackelford

ILB

Mississippi

6Sr
FA
Trae Elston
S
Mississippi

3Jr
FA
Brey Cook
G
Arkansas

4Sr
FA
Justin Coleman
CB
Tennessee

4Sr
FA
Vince Sanders
WR
Mississippi

5Sr
FA
Dillon Day
C
Mississippi State

4Sr
FA
Alan Turner
S
Arkansas

5Sr
FA
Kyle Woestmann
DE
Vanderbilt

5Sr
FA
Tevin Westbrook
TE
Florida

4Sr
FA
Denzel Nkemdiche

OLB

Mississippi

3Jr
FA
Michael Taylor

ILB

Florida

5Sr
FA
Fahn Cooper
G
Mississippi

4Jr
FA
D.J. Welter

ILB

LSU

5Sr
FA
Marlin Lane Jr.
RB
Tennessee

4Sr
FA
Kaleb Eulls
DT
Mississippi State

5Sr
FA
Jamerson Love
CB
Mississippi State

5Sr
FA
Vincent Taylor
DT
Vanderbilt

4Sr
FA
Cameron Artis-Payne
RB
Auburn

4Sr
FA
Justin Worley
QB
Tennessee

4Sr
FA
Ashely Lowery
S
Kentucky

4Sr
FA
Javess Blue
WR
Kentucky

4Sr
FA
Brandon Ivory
DT
Alabama

5Sr
FA
Howard Matthews
S
Texas A&M

4Sr
FA
Sharrod Golightly
S
South Carolina

5Sr
FA
Ladarius Owens
DE
Auburn

5Sr
FA
Serderius Bryant

OLB

Mississippi

4Sr
FA
Blaine Clausell
T
Mississippi State

5Sr
FA
Floyd Raven
S
Texas A&M

4Sr
FA
Brendan Downs
TE
Tennessee

4Sr
FA
Jacob Coker
QB
Alabama

4Jr
FA
Dylan Thompson
QB
South Carolina

5Sr
FA
Demetrius Wilson
WR
Arkansas

5Sr
FA
Cameron Jefferson
G
Arkansas

4Sr
FA
Leon Brown
T
Alabama

4Sr