Conredge Collins, FB, Pittsburgh
Height: 5-11. Weight: 224. Projected 40 Time: 4.56. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.64. Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 34.5. Broad: 9-0. Projected Round (2009): 7. 5/26/08: Conredge Collins saw just nine balls go his way in 2008. He also carried the ball 21 times for 85 yards.
5/26/08: Conredge Collins saw his reception total drop from 20 to seven in 2007, but you can blame that on Pittsburgh's inept quarterbacks.
2007: Played tailback in high school, switched to fullback his freshman year. While Conredge Collins has been an effective blocker, his pass-catching ability
is what sets him apart from most of the other fullbacks in his class; Collins had 20 receptions, 198 yards and four total touchdowns in 2006.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Pittsburgh
Height: 5-10. Weight: 198. Projected 40 Time: 4.44. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50. Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: N/A. Broad: N/A. Projected Round (2009): 2. 3/22/09: Yet another disappointing workout for LeSean McCoy. A 4.50 won't get him into the first round.
2/21/09: This can't be good. Listed anywhere between 207-210, LeSean McCoy weighed in at 198. Though he reportedly has the flu, being under the 200-pound barrier can't be good for his draft stock. Neither can a hand measurement of 8 7/8.
1/15/09: One week after he announced he was returning to school, LeSean McCoy, living up to his nickname (shady) officially declared for the 2009 NFL Draft.
1/8/09: LeSean McCoy announced that he'll be returning for his junior season.
1/3/09: It looks like LeSean McCoy is going back to school, but I'm still listing him in the 2009 Running Back Rankings just in case. LeSean McCoy finished with 1,403 rushing yards, 31 receptions, 299 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns.
10/18/08: Less impressive because of Dave Wannstedt, LeSean McCoy has a 4.6 YPC average and seven touchdowns.
5/21/08: LeSean McCoy was never redshirted, but he'll be three years removed from high school once the 2009 NFL Draft rolls around. McCoy had 1,328 rushing yards, 14 touchdowns and even 33 receptions as a freshman for Pittsburgh.
Andrew Mooney, FB, Ohio
Height: 6-2. Weight: 226. Projected 40 Time: 4.68. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.82. Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 32.5. Broad: 8-10. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/5/09: Andrew Mooney's senior campaign was ruined by a knee injury. In nine games, Mooney registered 27 receptions, 287 yards and three scores.
5/26/08: Andrew Mooney had no rushes as a junior, but he caught the ball 34 times for 498 yards and nine touchdowns. He'll be a pass-catching fullback or an H-back in the NFL.
Mark Parson, CB, Ohio
Height: 5-9. Weight: 186. Projected 40 Time: 4.38. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.57. Benchx225: 12. Vertical: 38. Projected Round (2009): 4. 12/13/08: Mark Parson's numbers weren't as impressive this year (two picks, five passes broken up) because opposing quarterbacks simply weren't throwing his way. Parson proved he could play with the "big boys" against Ohio State.
5/17/08: A seldom-beat man-to-man corner, Mark Parson is among the junior career leaders in pass breakups with 26 (only behind Mike Mickens and Alphonso Smith). He's a great leader and his ability to put up 18 reps of 225 pounds will catch someone's attention.
2007: Mark Parson, who started the final 10 games of his sophomore campaign, will certainly turn some heads with his 40 time.
Jeremy Childs, WR, Boise State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 196. Projected 40 Time: 4.42. Combine 40 Time: 4.57. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.47. Vertical: . Broad: . Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/14/09: It's pretty much a given that Boise State's boosters don't pay the football players nearly as much as the top-tier schools. Jeremy Childs is yet another Bronco to declare early. Childs had 71 receptions, 800 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
7/26/08: Despite missing Boise State's postseason exhibition match, Jeremy Childs managed 82 catches, 1,045 yards and nine touchdowns, earning himself a spot on the All-WAC first team.
Tyrell Fenroy, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
Height: 5-9. Weight: 191. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46. Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 38. Broad: . Projected Round (2009): FA. 5/21/08: Talk about production: Tyrell Fenroy has rushed for at least 1,021 yards in each of his three seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette. Unfortunately, he's small and his 40 isn't very impressive for a back of his size.
Honestly Walt, with the exception of the Malcolm Smith deal, the 49ers have done a really good job in free agency, there is nothing wrong either the Kerley or Mitchell deals. I think they were right in line for who the players are. Denver offered Mitchell a deal worth slightly less. As a diehard 49er fan, a B is more in line with the correct grade.