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St. Louis Rams: Sean Spence, OLB, Miami
The Rams could use help at outside linebacker and have had Spence in on a pre-draft visit.
Spence is very undersized, but flies around the football field and makes plays. The 5-foot-11, 228-pounder is a fabulous athlete who is always around the ball. He had 110 tackles with 16 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, six passes broken up, and one forced fumble in 2010. Spence has good instincts with a nose for the football. He was suspended for Miami's 2011 season opener against Maryland, and the Hurricanes really missed him.
Fortunately for Miami and Spence, his suspension was for only one game. He finished this year with 106 tackles with 14 tackles for a loss, three sacks and a forced fumble. Spence had an excellent performance against Georgia Tech and led the way for the Hurricanes to stuff the Yellow Jackets' option ground game. With his blazing speed, he would be a good fit as a Will (weakside) linebacker in a 4-3 defense.
Indianapolis Colts: Dwight Bentley, CB, Louisiana-Lafayette
The Colts need help at cornerback and brought Bentley in for a visit.
Bentley opened numerous eyes with a quality performance at the Senior Bowl. The 5-foot-10, 182-pounder scraps and plays bigger than his measurements. He also has good quickness and agility.
To start the season, Bentley struggled against Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, as one might expect. Bentley totaled 71 tackles with three interceptions and six passes broken up as a senior. He had seven career interceptions.
At the Combine, Bentley continued to help his cause by running a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash. He also excelled in the field drills.
Minnesota Vikings: Mike Martin, DT/DE, Michigan
The Vikings could use an inside presence on their defensive line. Martin is a nice value early in the fourth.
Martin (6-1, 307) is a powerful player with relentless motor. He has some power and speed, but didn't produce as much as his skill set would suggest.
Martin had a phenomenal week at the Senior Bowl and was a standout in the one-on-ones and the team scrimmage. As a senior in 2011, Martin totaled 64 tackles with six tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. He had 2.5 sacks and six tackles for a loss in 2010.
In the NFL, Martin could fit as a five-technique in a 3-4 defense as well as a 4-3 defensive tackle.
Houston Texans: George Iloka, S, Boise State
The Texans could use depth at safety and are bringing Iloka in for a visit.
Iloka saw his stock increase after a solid performance at the Senior Bowl. At the Combine though, he was exposed. Iloka is the epitome of high and tight. Previously, we stated that he could struggle in the field drills and that was exactly what happened. Iloka has awkward hips and is unable to turn and run. He is very stiff and his height makes it extremely hard for him to maintain the proper bend.
Iloka gave reason to believe that he could be a coverage liability in the NFL. It wasn't a completely bad Combine for Iloka. He did well in the bench press (20 reps) despite long arms (34 1/2). The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder also recorded a time of 4.59 seconds in the 40-yard dash, which wasn't a bad time for a larger safety.
As a senior, Iloka was second on the team in tackles, with 58. However, he had only one pass broken up and zero interceptions in 2011. Iloka had some coverage issues against TCU and Arizona State. He totaled 63 tackles with two interceptions and five passes broken up in 2010.
Iloka is a big safety who should probably take on strong safety responsibilities in the NFL.
Cleveland Browns: Jamell Fleming, CB, Oklahoma
The Browns grab a cornerback to pair with Joe Haden.
Overall, Fleming had a decent season and improved his draft stock. He had 60 tackles with 10 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and fumble returned 56 yards for a score. Fleming was solid in pass coverage throughout the year. He had a big game against Texas A&M with six tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and two passes broken up. Fleming did not perform as well against Baylor and Oklahoma State. Those games hurt his cause to be a second-day pick.
Fleming logged five interceptions with 71 tackles and 14 passes broken up in 2010 and was an All-Big XII performer. In the spring of 2011, he left Oklahoma because of personal issues and was reportedly suspended for the spring and summer semesters due to academic cheating. Flemming was reinstated to the team in July 2011. His character concerns and inconsistent performance as a senior push him into the third day of the draft.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Tony Bergstrom, G, Utah
Jacksonville adds more depth for its offensive line.
Bergstom had a quality showing at the Senior Bowl. He is a powerful run blocker. The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder will need to improve his pass-protection skills for the next level, but he has starting potential.
Bergstrom was a three-year starter at right tackle but projects to guard in the NFL. Hurting his draft status is the three-year church mission he did between high school and college. Bergstrom will turn 26 during his first NFL training camp.
Washington Redskins: Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State
The Redskins like mid-round running backs, and Turbin went in for a visit.
Turbin (5-10, 222) is a sleeper prospect who has some speed and is extremely strong. He showed that off with good speed and strength at the Combine. Turbin averaged 6.1 yards per carry this season, rushing for 1,517 yards and 19 touchdowns. He caught 17 passes for 171 yards and four scores as well.
Turbin broke out in 2009 with 1,296 yards and 13 touchdowns. He missed the 2010 season because of an injury. Turbin is put together well and is a tough runner.
Miami Dolphins: Jake Bequette, DE, Arkansas
The Dolphins grab a sleeper defensive end with some pass rushing ability. Miami needs at least one end, if not two in this draft.
Bequette had seven sacks with 32 tackles and 8.5 tackles for a loss in 2010. He started this season strong with three tackles, a forced fumble and two half sacks in the first game. However, Bequette (6-4, 274) then injured his hamstring and missed games against Alabama and Texas A&M. After coming back, he was quiet for weeks including an ugly game against Vanderbilt. That seemed to wake him up, as Bequette finished 2011 on a tear. In a three game stretch in November, he caught fire with six sacks and three forced fumbles.
Bequette had 28 tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles for the year. He finished his bachelor's degree prior to the season, and was working on a master�s. Bequette's intelligence and character will appeal to teams during the interview process. As a pass rusher, he uses physicality with some quickness to work his way by tackles. Bequette had a quality performance at the Senior Bowl.
Pick change; previously Levy Adcock, OT/G
Carolina Panthers: Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
The Panthers need help at corner and could use more than one.
After notching two interceptions per season as a freshman and sophomore, Minnifield broke out with six picks in 2010. He also had 48 tackles with one sack and four passes broken up. The 5-foot-10, 183-pounder can contribute as a punt returner as well.
Minnifield hurt his stock when he checked into the Combine significantly shorter than his listed height. Then, Minnifield didn't work out on the field, and he had the lowest bench press total (seven) of any defensive back.
Minnifield's numbers declined as a senior since most teams threw away from him. He totaled three interceptions plus 50 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and eight passes broken up in 2011. His last interception was returned 54 yards for a touchdown.
Minnifield has the ability to function as a man or zone corner. He is a gritty, instinctive player. That could stem from his bloodlines. His father, Frank Minnifield, was a Pro Bowl defensive back in the 1980s.
Buffalo Bills: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
The Bills add a backup quarterback who will work well with Chan Gailey. Wilson went to Buffalo before the draft.
Wilson (5-11, 204) led Wisconsin to the Big Ten Title and a spot in the Rose Bowl. He had a stellar senior season in his one-year in Madison. Wilson completed 73 percent of his passes for 3,175 yards with 33 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for 464 yards and six touchdowns.
Wilson played his first three seasons at North Carolina State. He completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,563 yards with 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as a junior. Wilson had a 59 percent completion rate for 3,027 yards with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 2009. As a freshman, he completed 54.5 percent of his passes for 1,955 yards with 17 touchdowns and one interception.
Seattle Seahawks: Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
Seattle could use some depth at running back.
Pierce averaged 5.4 yards per carry for 1,481 yards and 27 touchdowns this season. The early entry is a downhill runner who combines good balance, power and vision.
The 6-foot, 218-pounder does not have breakaway speed, but he looks like a back who can handle a large amount of carries and pound the ball between the tackles. Pierce had a strong 40 time of 4.50 at the Combine and followed that up with a good pro day performance.
Kansas City Chiefs: Ryan Steed, CB, Furman
Kansas City could use some depth in the secondary and previously brought Steed in for a visit.
Steed held his own at the Senior Bowl. He showed some coverage skills and was ready for the better competition. Steed totaled 46 tackles, four interceptions and four passes broken up as a senior. He had 14 career interceptions, with at least four picks in each of the last three seasons.
Steed did not have a very good Combine performance. He was slow in the 40 and looks like he is going to need some work with NFL coaches to get better technique in the open field. Steed looked a little stiff and took some extra steps when changing direction.
Denver Broncos: Alfonzo Dennard, CB, Nebraska
The Broncos could stand to fortify their defensive backs, especially after cutting Andre Goodson.
Dennard was arrested last week for punching a cop and he could fall into the late rounds. The first few weeks of 2012 were rough for Dennard with poor performances in the Capital One Bowl and the Senior Bowl. He started out the Senior Bowl slowly, and improved some, before ending the week early with a hip injury. In Mobile, Dennard did not look good turning his hips and running with receivers downfield, so perhaps the injury was bothering him before he stopped playing.
Dennard finished his collegiate career poorly by allowing some big plays at the Capital One Bowl to South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and then getting in a fight with him during the second half. That got Dennard and Jeffery kicked out their final collegiate contest.
Dennard performed better at the Combine, surprising many with a 40 time of 4.51. He also held his own in the field drills.
Overall in 2011, Dennard had an excellent season, and proved that he has some ability as a cover corner. Dennard had tight coverage throughout the year, and teams avoided throwing at him, thereby leaving the senior with only 31 tackles and six passes broken up. He had an excellent performance against Michigan State, shutting out wide receiver B.J. Cunningham and breaking up a bunch of passes downfield. Dennard had a similar game against the Nittany Lions.
In the regular season finale, Iowa standout receiver Marvin McNutt was held by Dennard to four catches for 29 yards. In bump-and-run and off coverage, he blanketed McNutt and did not let him get separation. It was an impressive performance from the Nebraska corner, with three tackles and a pass breakup. Dennard looked a lot better against McNutt in the game than he did at the Senior Bowl.
Dennard (5-10, 203) recorded 30 tackles with four interceptions, seven passes broken up and one forced fumble in 2010. He benefited from being targeted and tested as teams stayed away from then teammate Prince Amukamara. In the NFL, Dennard may be best in zone-based system.
Washington Redskins: Donald Stephenson, OT, Oklahoma
The Redskins are hosting Stephenson on a pre-draft visit and need tackle help.
Stephenson (6-6, 312) is a mobile tackle who could fit on the right side in the NFL. He would probably be best in a zone-blocking system. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Stephenson showed off real athleticism and blazed a fast 40 time at 4.94 seconds. He has left tackle experience as well.
San Diego Chargers: Tavon Wilson, S, Illinois
The Bob Sanders experiment didn't work out, and, once again, the Chargers had a huge hole at safety. Aside from Eric Weddle, San Diego's secondary looked horrible in multiple games, including when its season was on the line at Detroit. San Diego brought in Wilson for a pre-draft visit.
Wilson (6-0, 205) played well in 2011 for Illinois. He had 81 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and five passes broken up. Wilson is a good athlete and could be a quality sleeper/developmental prospect. He has quality instincts.
Wilson had 48 tackles with eight passes broken up and one interception as a junior in 2010. He had 74 tackles with seven passes defensed and one interception in 2009. Wilson started out his career at cornerback before wisely being moved to safety.
Chicago Bears: Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas
The Bears are said to be really interested in Robinson.
Robinson is fast and physical, but didn't produce as many splash plays as his talent level might suggest. As a junior, he led Texas in tackles, with 105. Robinson also had 7.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and one forced fumble. The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder could be a good player on special teams. He recorded 84 tackles with eight tackles for a loss and six passes broken up this year.
Robinson played well in Mobile at the Senior Bowl, but didn't run very well at the Combine, posting a 40 time of 4.69.
Arizona Cardinals: Emmanuel Acho, ILB/OLB, Texas
The Cardinals could use some depth at linebacker and are able to reunite the Acho brothers. Sam Acho had a nice debut for Arizona in 2011.
Emmanuel Acho played well in 2011. He led Texas in tackles with 110 including 14.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks and six passes broken up. Acho had 79 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks and one interception in 2010.
The 6-foot-1, 238-pounder has nice size and good speed. He had a quality week at the Senior Bowl. Acho has the flexibility to play outside and inside linebacker. At the Combine, he ran the 40 in 4.68 seconds.
Dallas Cowboys: Philip Blake, C/G, Baylor
The Cowboys need help at center.
Throughout 2011, Blake was an excellent pass protector for Robert Griffin III, while still opening up holes in the run game for running back Terrance Ganaway. The 6-foot-2, 312-pound Blake is a good athlete for his size. He has the strength to push tackles aside and surprising quickness to hit blocks on linebackers.
Blake started at center the past two years, having begun his collegiate career at tackle. To end the 2011 season, he had a lot of success going against Washington defensive tackle Alameda Ta'amu. Baylor was able to have a massive game on the ground to the tune of 482 yards. At the Senior Bowl, Blake demonstrated the ability to play some guard as well, and he had a nice showing at the Combine.
Philadelphia Eagles: Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State
The Eagles need a backup quarterback and hosted Cousins to work with him before the draft.
Cousins was a quality college quarterback. He completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,316 yards and 25 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in 2011. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,825 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2010. Cousins is a smart and efficient signal-caller with leadership skills. He has a strong enough arm and could turn into a solid backup and game-manager at a minimum.
Tennessee Titans: Mike Brewster, C, Ohio State
Tennessee could use a young center to pair with veteran free agent-addition Steve Hutchinson.
Brewster entered 2011 as the top center prospect, but he had an inconsistent season. As a blocker, Brewster performed reasonably well, but he had some struggles with his snaps at times.
Late in the season, Brewster had a rough game against Penn State with some mental mistakes and bad snaps. It seemed that going against defensive tackle Devon Still was in Brewster's head and causing some lapses. That performance definitely hurt his stock.
Brewster had an inconsistent Senior Bowl, but the 6-foot-4, 312-pounder is put together well and carries his weight better than many center prospects.
Overall, Brewster is a good run blocker, having paved the way for Boom Herron and Terrelle Pryor. Brewster has some mobility to hit blocks on the second level. That could make him a good fit in a zone-blocking scheme. As a pass blocker, he is more effective when helping a guard. Brewster had a dominant game against Miami and defensive tackle Marcus Forston. In one-on-ones, he loses to bull rushes and speed rushers.
When Brewster went against Michigan State's Jerel Worthy, though they rarely drew each other, the Buckeyes center was effective. He was excellent against Nebraska defensive tackles Jared Crick and Baker Steinkuhler. In his final appearance, Brewster didn't play as well against Florida. He took the starting center position as a freshman and consistently racked up awards, while becoming an All-American.
Cincinnati Bengals: Ben Jones, C, Georgia
The Bengals have interest in Jones and have brought him in for a pre-draft visit.
Jones is a tough run blocker who is very experienced. He broke into the starting lineup as a freshman and remained the starter over the following three seasons. The 6-foot-2, 304-pounder improved his pass blocking over the years.
Late in the 2011 season, Jones did not fare well against LSU and Michigan State. He had a terrible week at the Senior Bowl and those performances have sent his stock down.
Detroit Lions: David Molk, C, Michigan
The Lions grab a center who could be Dominic Raiola's eventual replacement. Now in this draft the Lions may have acquired a long-term center, guard and left tackle.
The 6-foot-1, 298-pound Molk would be a good fit for a zone-blocking scheme. He is very quick and mobile to hit blocks on the second level. At the same time, Molk has added some power and strength to be considered for a power man-blocking scheme. He has starting potential in the NFL.
Cleveland Browns: Josh Kaddu, OLB, Oregon
The Browns could use another linebacker to pair with D'Qwell Jackson and Chris Gocong. The team brought in Kaddu for a pre-draft visit.
Kaddu did not have big production as a senior against the run, totaling only 50 tackles. However, he made big plays behind the line of scrimmage with 9.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks. Kaddu is a quality blitzer. He totaled 32 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks as a junior.
Kaddu played well at the East-West Shrine. He was active and showed good quickness.
Pittsburgh Steelers: David Paulson, TE, Oregon
The Steelers could use some help at tight end and are interested in Paulson. They brought him in to Pittsburgh for a visit.
Paulson was a contributor as a blocker and receiver in Oregon's high-powered offense. The 6-foot-3, 246-pounder caught 24 passes for 418 yards and four touchdowns in 2010. He had 31 catches for 438 yards and six touchdowns in 2011. Paulson has more potential than his numbers indicate, but the Ducks' running offense didn't give him many opportunities.
Denver Broncos: Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State
The Broncos should get some help for their offensive line. There were games last year in which the front five was terrible.
Datko was a potential Thursday-night pick before a season-ending shoulder injury. If the senior can get, and stay, healthy, he could be a huge steal on the third day. The 6-foot-6, 315-pounder steadily bulked up over the years, but he remained an effective player for Florida State.
After starting 27 straight games, Datko missed a few games with a shoulder injury as a junior. The second shoulder injury is a real red flag that teams will have to believe has been permanently fixed.
The athletic Datko gave up only one sack in 2010. He has very quick feet to mirror pass rushers and keep them from pressuring the quarterback. This year, Datko did not have his best game against Oklahoma and Frank Alexander, but rebounded by playing very well against Clemson's Andre Branch.
There was talk that Datko might seek a medical redshirt, but he decided instead to go pro. Datko should have the ability to move to right tackle in the NFL.
Houston Texans: Ron Brooks, CB, LSU
The Texans could look for corner depth and are interested in Brooks.
Brooks (5-10, 190) had a solid senior season although he was overshadowed by the rest of a talented secondary. He had 30 tackles with 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, six passes broken up and two forced fumbles. Brooks had one interception during his previous three seasons at LSU. He had super fast 40-time (4.35) at the Combine.
New Orleans Saints: Nigel Bradham, OLB, Florida State
The Saints select a fast and physical defender to fortify their linebackers.
Bradham (6-2, 241) is an improved attacking linebacker who is very physical and would fit a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. He had 97 tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and five passes broken up in 2010. Bradham had decent production in his first year as a starter in 2009, notching 93 tackles, with 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks. This year, he had a strong game against Oklahoma's potent offense, and finished with a good showing versus Notre Dame.
Bradham collected 86 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble in 2011. He was the first player since Marvin Jones to lead the Seminoles in tackles for three straight seasons. Bradham had a good Combine with a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash. He could add some weight and play on the inside of a 3-4.
Green Bay Packers: Markelle Martin, S, Oklahoma State
The Packers released Nick Collins, so they grab a quality safety to replace him.
Martin had a strong performance at the Senior Bowl that helped to solidify his stock. He showed good instincts to defend the run and cover the deep part of the field. Martin played well in 2011, and would even be a good value even in the second round.
The senior had 74 tackles (59 solo) with five tackles for a loss, 11 passes broken up and two forced fumbles this year. Against Stanford to end the season, Martin had an impressive performance with nine tackles and a tackle for a loss. He had 55 tackles with three interceptions and 10 passes broken up in 2010.
Martin patrols the deep part of the field well and takes good angles. He is skilled at not letting anybody get behind him. Martin also is a good open-field tackler. The 6-foot, 203-pounder has the combination of size and speed to be a starting pro safety.
Coming from college football's version of Arena football, the Big XII, Martin is experienced against a variety of high-powered passing attacks. He played well against some of the elite quarterbacks in college football over the past two seasons with solid-to-good games against: Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Landry Jones and Nick Foles.
Buffalo Bills: DeQuan Menzie, CB, Alabama
The Bills could use some help in the secondary and are interested in Menzie. He made a visit to Buffalo. Menzie could be moved to safety by the Bills.
If the draft plays out like this, Menzie will be the third member of the Alabama secondary to be selected in the draft. The 5-foot-11, 202-pounder is a quality cover corner with a good skill set who has a nice combination of size and speed.
Menzie recorded 41 tackles with four tackles for a loss, 11 passes broken up and one interception this season. He held up well as teams avoided throwing at Dre Kirkpatrick and generally tested Menzie and the other defensive backs.
Menzie played well at the Senior Bowl. He is a tough, physical corner who could fit a man or zone scheme. He had a disappointing Combine to halt the improvement in his stock. Menzie ran the 40 in 4.63.
San Francisco 49ers: Antonio Allen, S, South Carolina
The 49ers could use some depth in the secondary.
Allen had a big senior season and was one of the top safeties in the SEC. He recorded 88 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, four forced fumbles, three interceptions and two passes broken up in 2011. Allen had a solid junior season with 70 tackles, 10.5 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles and one interception.
The 6-foot-1, 202-pounder is a good run defender who looks like a quality strong safety prospect.
New England Patriots: Chris Rainey, RB/WR, Florida
Here, the Patriots can get an offensive and special teams weapon. New England hosted Rainey on a pre-draft visit and they love Gators.
Rainey was one of the fastest players in college football during his career and had six blocked kicks. On punt coverage, he was tremendous at getting into the backfield. On offense, he is a threat to score on any touch. Rainey totaled 861 yards rushing with three touchdowns in 2011. He also caught 31 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns.
In 2010, Rainey ran for 366 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 7.2 yards per carry, which matches his career average per rush. He also caught 25 passes for 216 yards and three scores. Furthermore, Rainey averaged 23 yards per kick return. The 5-foot-8, 180-pounder has durability and character concerns. He had aggravated stalking charge that caused him to miss five games in 2010.
New York Giants: Trevor Guyton, DE, California
The Giants could use a young end for depth and Guyton is the best available.
Guyton (6-3, 285) should have the flexibility to play as five-technique 3-4 defensive end in the NFL. In a 4-3 defense, he could do well to be a power, run-stuffing left defensive end.
Guyton made 46 tackles with seven sacks and, 15 tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles as a senior. He had decent production as a junior with 29 tackles, five sacks and 11 tackles for a loss. Guyton didn't run well at the Combine, but he wasn't expected to.
Minnesota Vikings: James Hanna, TE, Oklahoma
The Vikings get some tight end depth and have brought Hanna in for a visit.
A player who needed a big Combine and came through with one was Hanna. He led all tight ends with a blistering 40 time (4.49). Hanna caught 27 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. One has to wonder why Hanna (6-4, 252) didn't produce more as he played in a passing-oriented offense. As a junior, Hanna hauled in 18 passes for 292 yards and seven touchdowns. He is a sleeper prospect who has flashed some potential.
Oakland Raiders: Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
The Raiders could use some depth on the offensive line.
Mosley (6-6, 314) had a solid performance at the Combine, and that should help his stock. He was a Second-Team All-SEC selection for 2011. Mosley started 12 games at right tackle and one game at left tackle this year. He started 11 games in 2010. Mosley is a tough run blocker who helped pave the way for running back Michael Dyer to have a huge season.
Mosley is a raw prospect. He was a high school tight end before playing some defensive end in junior college. After signing with Auburn, Mosley was asked to gain weight to play on the offensive line. His run blocking is further ahead than his pass protection, and he will need some grooming at the NFL level, but Mosley has some potential to work with.
Pick change; previously Jake Bequette, DE
Baltimore Ravens: Levy Adcock, OT/G, Oklahoma State
The Ravens could use more depth on the offensive line.
At 6-foot-5, 318-pounds, Adcock could fit at right tackle (having played the role at times for Oklahoma State) or guard. He did a good job of protecting the blind side of quarterback Brandon Weeden in 2010. This year, Adcock had some issues in pass protection. However, he is a quality run blocker who was an All-Big XII First-Team member in 2010.
For the NFL, Adcock might want to slim down to get quicker for speed rushers, especially if he were to stay as a tackle. Adcock has heavy feet and often has to reach after pass rushers. Going to right tackle or guard would help mask some of his weaknesses. After an inconsistent season, he ended it on a high note by shutting down Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander and then playing well in the Fiesta Bowl against Stanford.
In speaking to scouts at the Senior Bowl, where Adcock didn't appear due to injury, they weren't sure what would be his best position in the NFL. However, there is a consensus that Adcock can't stay at left tackle.
Pick change; previously Brandon Mosley, OT
New York Giants: Omar Bolden, CB, Arizona State
The Giants could use depth at corner and hosted Bolden on a pre-draft visit.
Bolden was a potential second-day pick before blowing out a knee in practice leading up to the 2011 season. He is a good athlete who should be 100 percent for his rookie year. Bolden had three interceptions, 52 tackles and seven passes broken up in 2010. He was also a dangerous kick returner with an average of 29 yards per return. If Bolden can stay healthy, he could turn into a steal.
Green Bay Packers: Coryell Judie, CB, Texas A&M
The Packers could use a backup at corner.
The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder has good speed with enough size to be a man or zone corner. Judie recorded four interceptions with 57 tackles and four passes broken up in 2010. He was a solid All-Big XII Second-Team selection who played well against Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles.
Judie missed five games this year due to injury, including contests against Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon and a rematch with Oklahoma. Judie had 22 tackles with five passes broken up, one sack, one forced fumble and zero interceptions in 2011.
Pick change; previously Donnie Fletcher, CB
Green Bay Packers: Gino Gradkowski, G/C, Delaware
The Packers lost Scott Wells in free agency and Jeff Saturday is just a short-term fill in. Green Bay likes Gradkowski and has hosted him on a visit.
Gradkowski is another sleeper prospect who is going on a lot of team visits. He will travel to Atlanta, Baltimore, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Tennessee. Gino Gradkowski is the younger brother of Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Gino, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound center, did not work out at the Combine or a major college All-Star game. Gradkowski ended up at Delaware after leaving West Virginia.
Minnesota Vikings: Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
The Vikings get some secondary help as Prater would be a great scheme fit.
Prater was an All-Big Ten First-Team selection the past two seasons. He had four interceptions with 68 tackles and six passes broken up in 2010. To start off this season, Prater intercepted a pass and returned it 89 yards for a touchdown. In 2011, he had 51 tackles with four forced fumbles in addition to that interception.
Prater (5-10, 190) plays the run well and would fit well in a zone-based defense.
Dallas Cowboys: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma
The Cowboys get some wide receiver depth and had Broyles in for a visit.
Broyles' senior season ended early after sustaining a torn ACL against Texas A&M. Even though the 5-foot-10, 192-pounder is on the smaller side, he was extremely productive and durable prior to that injury. Broyles finished 2011 with 83 receptions for 1,157 yards and 10 touchdowns. WalterFootball.com has learned from sources that he is a hard-working and a high-character individual who should impress teams in the interview and rehab process.
When you watch tape of Broyles, the yards after the catch are undeniable along with his toughness. He recorded 131 receptions for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2010. A year earlier, Broyles had 89 catches for 1,120 yards and 15 scores. The senior is a big-time playmaker who is an excellent route-runner, plus he has fabulous hands and good body-control. If Broyles had stayed healthy, he would have been a second-day pick.
@jsemmens I've been to the Big Board in the past, but it's still an inefficient way of going about a mock. Not to mention, reports and the people writing them change, no? I come to Walt's site because I used to like his insight on every player. Now, it's simply team needs and a very limited amount of actual analysis. You definitely need SOME amount of explanation behind a pick with regards to team need, but you need much more of the player evaluation angle. Any dummy can write why a particular team "needs" a specific position; it takes a pretty good eye to understand what player needs to fill it. Again, just my 2 cents.
@dawg66 I see where you're coming from. I really do. But I'm sure as a Browns fan you can understand, they have needs EVERYWHERE. You aren't gonna win a super bowl unless you have a QB. Case in point pretty much every super bowl winning quarterback ever. Second, yes you have Terrelle Pryor and Corey Coleman. Terrelle Pryor is a slot receiver which is gonna get you nowhere unless you play for New England. Corey Coleman has yet to prove a damn thing. Mike Williams, however, just took down Alabama pretty much BY HIMSELF. It's the right range for him and I'm positive Huge Jackson wouldn't pass over him at this point, meaning pre-combine and interviews.
Here's my mock based on team need, prospect value and prevailing opinion as well as some ideas of my own. Please let me know about the team(s) that you follow more closely, and any picks that you agree or disagree with. Please comment, and feel free to rate.