So what if Zeke is a rookie? And they didn't draft him #4 overall, given that he's a prototype 3-down back, to have him in a timeshare with Morris or McFadden. Behind that line, coupled with his skills as a runner, receiver, and pass blocker, there's no way he should fall past the first round.
@Walter I don't see how you think Fitz is "fine" there, given the fact you pointed out Palmer's diminishing arm strength and generally not liking older players. I get he's produced with awful QBs and they're not running him deep anymore, but even so, the point you made about AP apply even more to Fitz. Bad pick
These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
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David Quessenberry, C/G, San Jose State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 294. Arm: 33 7/8. Hand: 10 1/2. 40 Time: 5.08. Projected Round (2013): 2-3. 4/13/13: Sources have told WalterFootball.com that Quessenberry is a quickly rising prospect because teams love his versatility. They said he could go late in the second round.
Quessenberry was a productive 3-year starter for San Jose State who earned multiple All-Conference selections. Scouts were saying entering the Senior Bowl that Quessenberry was a third-day pick, but after his strong week against good competition, he was elevated into the second day.
Quessenberry got better each practice and was very impressive in the final day's one-on-ones. He followed that up with a good performance at the Combine. Quessenberry turned in a fast 40-yard dash, did well in the field drills and was solid on the bench press (25 reps).
Quessenberry hides his weight extremely well. He definitely has the the frame to add on another 15-20 pounds. Quessenberry also good numbers for arm length and hand size that will help his ability to play multiple positions. All of that adds up to a nice athlete to mold into a starting lineman in the NFL.
The 2013 draft class is weak on the inside of the offensive line, so Quessenberry could easily continue to rise. He has the ability to play guard, center and tackle. Teams love that flexibility to help them on game days. It is probably most likely that he ends up starting at center or guard. Quessenberry has starting potential and really helped himself in Mobile.
Ryan Otten, TE, San Jose State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 240. Arm: 32 1/8. Hand: 9 5/8. Projected 40 Time: 4.71. Projected Round (2013): 3-4. 4/13/13: Sickness kept Otten from working out fully at the Combine, but he did well at his pro day.
Otten was a productive player for San Jose State. He had 47 receptions for 742 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. Otten played well at the Senior Bowl and really helped himself. Even though he was extremely sick, Otten toughed it out and excelled. He was a good receiver who showed blocking potential.
Otten had a strong junior season with 52 receptions for 739 yards and five touchdowns.