Shonn Greene, RB, Iowa
Height: 5-11. Weight: 227. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Combine 40 Time: 4.63. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.55. Benchx225: 19. Vertical: 39. Broad: 10-6. Projected Round (2009): 2-3. 3/27/09: Shonn Greene improved his stock by notching a solid 40 (4.55), vertical (39) and broad jump (10-6) at his Pro Day. He's now back in Round 2 discussion.
2/23/09: A 4.63 didn't do Shonn Greene any favors. Neither did a hand measurement of 8 1/2. Already the subject of weight and work-ethic issues, Shonn Greene will need a lot of luck to be drafted on Day 1.
1/3/09: Shonn Greene announced that he'll enter the 2009 NFL Draft. And with 1,729 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, who could blame him? Greene caught just eight passes, so he'll have to work on that part of his game. Still, he could be a second-round pick when it's all said and done.
10/26/08: Shonn Greene has been a beast this year. Through eight games, Greene has tallied at least 100 yards in every single game, including a 217-yard, four-touchdown performance against Wisconsin.
Mitch King, DE, Iowa
Height: 6-1. Weight: 278. Projected 40 Time: 4.72. Combine 40 Time: 4.89. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.89. Benchx225: 23. Vertical: 33.5. Projected Round (2009): 4. 1/9/09: Mitch King's 15.5 TFL were pretty impressive. He had 54 tackles and two sacks on the year.
11/16/08: Should be a solid 3-4 reserve in the NFL for a number of years.
5/7/08: Mitch King had 4.5 sacks in 2007, and is looking like a solid, mid-round defensive end in the 2009 Draft.
Brandon Myers, TE, Iowa
Height: 6-3. Weight: 250. Projected 40 Time: 4.70. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.79. Benchx225: 17. Vertical: 31. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/5/09: A member of the All-Big Ten First Team, Brandon Myers notched 34 receptions, 441 yards and four touchdowns as a senior.
Demonte Bolden, DT, Tennessee
Height: 6-3. Weight: 282. Projected 40 Time: 4.94. Combine 40 Time: 5.03. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.95. Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 33. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 11/23/08: Owner of 30 tackles and six TFL through 10 games.
5/9/08: Was academically ineligible to play in Tennessee's bowl game.
2007: Suffered a neck injury and was carted off the field in the spring game. Not sure how serious that injury is.
Arian Foster, RB, Tennessee
Height: 6-1. Weight: 215. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.69. Benchx225: 23. Vertical: 32. Broad: 9-7. Projected Round (2009): 5-6. 2/21/09: So much for being a power back. Listed at 232 at Tennessee, Arian Foster weighed in at 215. We'll see if the weight loss helped his 40.
1/20/09: Arian Foster showed up to the Senior Bowl 15 pounds overweight.
1/3/09: Arian Foster had no chance. The quarterback situation at Tennessee was so bad, opposing defenses often put nine or 10 men in the box to contain him. Foster still managed 4.4 yards per carry, totaling 570 yards on the year.
10/18/08: Jonathan Crompton's struggles really hurt Arian Foster, who managed a combined 33 yards on 11 carries at Auburn and Georgia.
5/21/08: A power runner with solid speed, Arian Foster made major strides in 2007, collecting 1,193 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns.
Anthony Parker, G, Tennessee
Height: 6-2. Weight: 290. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.08. Benchx225: 24. Arm: 34 1/8. Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 1/8/09: A member of the All-SEC Second Team. Anthony Parker has 39 collegiate starts under his belt.
11/2/08: Despite coming off knee surgery, Anthony Parker has emerged as the top lineman on Tennessee's offensive front.
5/25/08: Not a good offseason for Anthony Parker. Parker had knee surgery a few weeks ago. In January, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
2007: Should be able to fit into a zone-blocking scheme.
Lucas Taylor, WR, Tennessee
Height: 5-11. Weight: 189. Projected 40 Time: 4.55. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.36. Vertical: 36. Broad: 10-6. Projected Round (2009): 6-7.
DeAngelo Willingham, CB, Tennessee
Height: 5-11. Weight: 217. Projected 40 Time: 4.48. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46. Benchx225: 20. Vertical: 36. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 12/13/08: DeAngelo Willingham compiled 42 tackles, three picks and four passes broken up. Unfortunately, Julio Jones debacled him toward in a matchup toward the end of the season.
James Davis, RB, Clemson
Height: 5-11. Weight: 211. Projected 40 Time: 4.45. Combine 40 Time: 4.61. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.43. Benchx225: 17. Vertical: . Broad: . Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 2/23/09: Just like almost everyone else at the 2009 NFL Combine, James Davis' ran a slow 40. He's still a mid-round prospect.
2/21/09: James Davis put on about 11 pounds of bulk for the 2009 NFL Combine. If it doesn't affect his 40 time, he may have increased his draft stock.
1/3/09: Like everyone else on Clemson, James Davis had to deal with the team's massive offensive line problems. Davis rushed for 725 yards and 11 touchdowns on a 4.6 average. Not bad considering the circumstances.
10/18/08: Like everyone on Clemson's offense, James Davis has struggled. Davis' only 100-yard performances have come against the Citadel and Maryland. He gained 25 yards on 12 carries at Wake Forest. He's going to need a lot of luck to be drafted on Day 1.
5/21/08: Owner of a very solid 40 at his size, James Davis once again had a solid year for Clemson, rushing for 1,064 yards and 10 touchdowns.
2007: After declaring for the 2008 NFL Draft, James Davis has decided to return for his senior season.
A runner with tremendous speed, Davis rushed for 1,187 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2006. Only had six receptions last year, although he had 19 the year
before. Will once again split carries with C.J. Spiller, so his stats won't be maximized.
@Mark C. I was going to point out to Walter that people can actually travel and most people attending games don't live within walking distance of the stadiums. A 4 or 5 hour drive to go see a game is absolutely nothing. It's only 8 regular season home games each season after all.
Here we are a little over a month away from the big draft. Last year at this time the big trades were happening. Fantasy Football junkie so I love the draft. Had a few thoughts on the top 6 players from the 2016 draft ( was cool how they actually panned out ) so I thought I`d do it again this year. Went with 12 players this year.
Most intriguing ?? Watson-Trubisky-Mahomes & Kizer... Once again , just like last year, the QB position has the most questions and interest.
Safest picks? Garrett-Thomas-Adams & Barnett all look nfl ready.
Most athletic? Peppers-Samuel-Melifonwu & Ross... (GARRETT)
Just wow on how deep this draft class is.
I believe there are no franchise QB's in this draft, possible for teams to trade into the lower 1st round to grab a QB. Defense is deep, especially in the secondary and that makes this draft a crapshoot.