ok, wtf? TWO Edge-rushers for the Redskins? Do you even know who is on the Redskins' roster? I was gonna comment after the first one, but decided not to. However, A SECOND EDGE-RUSHER? Preston Smith is quite good and only 23. The Redskins signed Kerrigan to a big contract extension. Clearly the top two spots are on lockdown. Question mark: Junior Galette. Can he return from a second torn achilles and provide a spark at DPR? We'll see, but he's more than just a journeyman edge rusher. Now, would it be nice to have some more depth? Sure, but that doesn't mean the Redskins should bypass their glaring needs at LG, C, and DL, GLARING needs, just to get DEPTH. Not a starter, but DEPTH. Safety, ILB, and RB. Just some more positions of need for you.
Corvey Irvin, DT, Georgia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 302. Projected 40 Time: 5.02. Combine 40 Time: 4.99. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.99. Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 25. Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 1/10/09: Corvey Irvin was given the chance when Jeff Owens went down, and he stepped up. Irvin finished with 8.5 TFL and three sacks, earning himself a Senior Bowl invitation.
Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Georgia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 207. Projected 40 Time: 4.49. Combine 40 Time: 4.57. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51. Vertical: . Broad: 10-7. Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 1/4/09: Mohamed Massaquoi finally blew up after a mediocre career at Georgia. Massaquoi finished the year with 58 receptions for 920 yards and eight touchdowns - all career-highs. His best performance came against Georgia Tech, where he caught 11 balls for 180 yards and three scores. He was unstoppable down the stretch.
10/19/08: Mohamed Massaquoi has only two good games this season. He has way too many two-catch, 17-yard clunkers.
5/22/08: A member of the All-SEC Second Team, Mohamed Massaquoi caught 32 passes for 491 yards and four touchdowns in 2007.
Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia - Scouting Report
Height: 5-11. Weight: 210. Projected 40 Time: 4.44. Combine 40 Time: 4.60. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.60. Benchx225: 25. Vertical: 35.5. Broad: . Projected Round (2009): 1. 3/22/09: Knowshon Moreno once again ran a 4.60 at his Pro Day, so he can't blame Indianapolis' slow surface. I still can't see him falling past Arizona at No. 31, but his chances of going in the top 20 are getting pretty slim.
2/23/09: Ouch. A 4.60? It should be noted that Knowshon Moreno was one of many running backs who ran a conspicuously slow "official" 40 on Sunday. I get the feeling that the person in charge of getting the official times was either leering at one of the cheerleaders or taking LSD. There's no way everyone was a tenth slower than the unofficial times.
2/21/09: Knowshon Moreno put on 10 pounds of bulk and weighed in at 217 at the NFL Combine. The 40 could determine whether Moreno or Chris Wells is drafted first.
1/8/09: Pretty much a given - Knowshon Moreno has declared for the 2009 NFL Draft.
1/3/09: Yet another great season for Knowshon Moreno, who tallied 1,338 rushing yards, 27 receptions, 329 receiving yards and 17 total touchdowns. The only reason he and Chris Wells aren't top-15 locks is because of the lacking need for running backs.
10/18/08: Knowshon Moreno is having an amazing year; through seven weeks, he has 590 yards and 10 touchdowns on a 5.6 YPC clip. He also has 11 receptions. Chris Wells has more impressive combine numbers, so he'll likely be drafted before Moreno.
5/21/08: The only reason Knowshon Moreno, now a redshirt sophomore, may not be drafted in the top 10 is because this class is so top-heavy with talent. Moreno managed 1,334 rushing yards, 253 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
2007: A redshirt freshman, Knowshon Moreno doesn't have the best size-40 combination in the world, but he's a talented runner who gained at least 100 yards in five consecutive games.
Jarius Wynn, DE, Georgia
Height: 6-3. Weight: 272. Projected 40 Time: 4.81. Combine 40 Time: 5.00. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.94. Benchx225: 21. Vertical: 29. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/9/09: Jarius Wynn finished with just three sacks on the year.
11/16/08: One sack in nine games, but Jarius Wynn isn't much of a pass rusher anyway.
Chase Daniel, QB, Missouri
Height: 6-0. Weight: 218. Projected 40 Time: 4.58. Combine 40 Time: 4.92. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.79. Hand Size: 9 1/4. Projected Round (2009): FA. 2/23/09: Chase Daniel was good for just one thing at the 2009 NFL Combine - giving us the opportunity to bet that Pat White would run a faster 40 (-600) than Daniel.
1/13/09: An awful winter practice game exposed Chase Daniel's weaknesses. Daniel was just 27-of-44 for 200 yards (less than five YPA), two touchdowns and three picks.
10/12/08: Beautiful numbers (16 TDs, 4 INTs, 10.7 YPA, 76.3 completion) but Chase Daniels has height and arm-strength issues.
2007: Chase Daniel's 6-foot frame really hurts him. Plenty of small quarterbacks have succeeded in the NFL, so that doesn't mean Daniel will be a bad signal caller;
it just means he won't get drafted as high as he should.
One attribute that will help Daniel is his scrambling ability; he's quick and has shown that he's capable of picking up yards on the ground. In terms of
passing, Daniel completed more than 50 percent in every single game. He ended his 2006 campaign with three interception-less games. He threw for 240 or
more yards 11 times, finishing with 3,527 yards, 28 touchdowns and just 10 picks.
Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri - Scouting Report
Height: 6-0. Weight: 198. Projected 40 Time: 4.33. Combine 40 Time: 4.45. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.43. Vertical: 35.5. Broad: 10-0. Projected Round (2009): 1-2. 2/23/09: Any mock drafter who had Jeremy Maclin at No. 7: Time for an update. Maclin ran just a 4.45. Per Al Davis, Maclin is no longer a great player.
1/10/09: No surprise that Jeremy Maclin has declared for the 2009 NFL Draft. He and Michael Crabtree are the only first-round locks in this receiving class.
1/4/09: Jeremy Maclin had an outstanding sophomore campaign, catching 95 balls for 1,221 yards and 12 touchdowns. Maclin also returned a kickoff for a score.
10/19/08: After a slow start, Jeremy Maclin registered 100-yard outputs against Nevada, Buffalo and Oklahoma State.
5/22/08: If Jeremy Maclin can run a 4.29, you better believe he'll be off the board by the pick No. 15. He has a chance to do it, though if I had to bet, I'd say low 4.3.
2007: Jeremy Maclin set the NCAA freshman record for all-purpose yardage. A dynamic return specialist, Maclin also had 1,055 receiving yards, 375 rushing yards and 13 total touchdowns in 2007. He'll be a red-shirt sophomore in 2008, so he'll be eligible for the 2009 Draft.
Sean Glennon, QB, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-4. Weight: 220. Projected 40 Time: 4.69. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.82. Projected Round (2009): FA. 10/12/08: Benched. So much for being more consistent.
3/26/08: Needs to be more consistent to warrant draft consideration.
Victor Harris, CB, Virginia Tech
Height: 5-11. Weight: 197. Projected 40 Time: 4.52. Combine 40 Time: 4.61. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46. Benchx225: 13. Vertical: 34. Projected Round (2009): 2. 3/22/09: Victor Harris did exactly what he needed to do. Improving upon his awful Combine 40, Harris ran a 4.46 at his Pro Day.
1/13/09: It's a shame Macho Harris' 40 is going to hurt his draft stock a bit. He's very talented, as indicated by his AP All-America Second Team standing.
12/13/08: Macho Harris returned two interceptions for touchdowns this year. He had six picks total, along with seven passes broken up. An All-ACC First Teamer.
5/17/08: A play-maker who has seen time at receiver and kick returner. Like Brandon Flowers, Victory Harris would operate best in the cover-2.
2007: Macho Harris, who had five interceptions as a junior, has decided to stay for his senior season after declaring for the draft.
Harris, who doubles as a kick returner, started all 13 games as a sophomore.
Orion Martin, DE, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-2. Weight: 260. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Combine 40 Time: 4.88. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.70. Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 31. Projected Round (2009): 5-6. 1/9/09: Orion Martin finished strong, collecting 13 TFL, 7.5 sacks and four passes broken up.
5/7/08: Probably a right end in the 3-4 at the next level. Orion Martin notched 78 tackles and 4.5 sacks last season.
Ryan Shuman, C, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-2. Weight: 289. Projected 40 Time: 5.25. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.17. Benchx225: 23. Projected Round (2009): FA.
Connor Barwin, DE/OLB, Cincinnati
Height: 6-4. Weight: 256. Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Combine 40 Time: 4.66. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.47. Benchx225: 23. Vertical: 41.5. Projected Round (2009): 1-2. 2/24/09: Connor Barwin had an outstanding combine. He's as close to a second-round lock as you can get. There are a ton of teams atop Round 2 looking for rush linebackers, so Barwin may go to one of them.
1/9/09: Connor Barwin finished strong, compiling 15 TFL, 11 sacks, seven passes broken up and three blocked kicks in 14 games.
11/16/08: Connor Barwin has emerged for the upstart Bearcats, registering seven sacks and 9.5 TFL. More impressively, he has three blocked kicks!
Trevor Canfield, G, Cincinnati
Height: 6-5. Weight: 308. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Combine 40 Time: 5.32. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.30. Benchx225: 32. Arm: 32. Projected Round (2009): 3-4. 1/8/09: Qualified for the AP All-America Second Team. Trevor Canfield hasn't gotten in trouble since getting slapped with an assault charge a year ago.
11/2/08: A talented guard, but can GMs and coaches forget the assault charge Trevor Canfield had in the winter?
5/25/08: Trevor Canfield, once a fifth-round prospect on this list, has dropped because he was charged with assault in February.
2007: Trevor Canfield started 12 of 13 games at right guard in 2006. Named to the All-Big East second team.
Mike Mickens, CB, Cincinnati
Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Projected 40 Time: 4.45. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.57. Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: 35.5. Projected Round (2009): 3-4. 12/13/08: An All-America third-teamer, Mike Mickens had 66 tackles, nine passes broken up, four interceptions and a pick-six.
7/22/08: Mike Mickens has done a good job putting on some much-needed weight, gaining about 15 pounds in less than a year.
5/17/08: Mickens had six picks and six pass breakups in 2007. A solid kick-returner, Mickens took two interceptions back to the house in his career. I still have concerns about his lacking size.
2007: Named to the All-Big East second team twice in his collegiate career. Mike Mickens has recorded three picks in the first three weeks of the 2007 season.
He desperately needs to put on some muscle.
Corey Smith, OLB, Cincinnati
Height: 6-0. Weight: 221. Projected 40 Time: 4.60. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.71. Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: 34.5. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/10/09: Corey Smith finished the year with 67 tackles, 10.5 TFL and two sacks.
12/6/08: Pretty much an outside linebacker-safety tweener, Corey Smith has 55 tackles and eight TFL after 12 games as a senior.
DeAngelo Smith, CB, Cincinnati
Height: 5-11. Weight: 191. Projected 40 Time: 4.48. Combine 40 Time: 4.60. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.63. Benchx225: DNP. Vertical: 32. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 12/13/08: One of the many reasons for Cincinnati's success this year was brilliant corner play. Everyone knows about Mike Mickens. Well, DeAngelo Smith made a name for himself by recording 49 tackles and nine passes broken up.
5/17/08: Cincinnati's "other" corner qualified for the All-Big East second team, thanks to his five interceptions.
2007: DeAngelo Smith has three interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, through four games in 2007.
Maurice Crum Jr., ILB, NotreDame
Height: 6-0. Weight: 235. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.85. Benchx225: 18. Vertical: 28.5. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/10/09: Never living up to his own hype, Maurice Crum Jr. finished another disappointing campaign with 65 tackles, 5.5 TFL and three sacks.
12/7/08: Maurice Crum Jr.'s numbers have taken a dive this year; he has 63 tackles, 4.5 TFL and two sacks.
5/16/08: A two-time captain at Notre Dame, Maurice Crum Jr. had 84 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, two picks and three forced fumbles in 2007. Better yet, he has yet to miss a start in his collegiate career.
2007: Maurice Crum played extremely well in a losing effort against Michigan State. He seemed to be in the right place on almost every single play.
Crum has started every eligible game in his Notre Dame career. As a sophomore, he recorded 100 tackles, three sacks and a pick.