Evander Hood, DT, Missouri
Height: 6-3. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 4.94. Combine 40 Time: 4.91. Pro Day 40 Time: DNP. Benchx225: 35. Vertical: 34.5. Projected Round (2009): 2. 1/10/09: Qualifying for the All-Big XII First Team, Evander Hood had seven TFL, five sacks and 12 quarterback hurries.
11/23/08: "Ziggy" Hood has 47 tackles, six TFL and four sacks through 11 games this season. Not bad for a defensive tackle.
5/9/08: Earned an All-Big XII honorable mention with 4.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and five pass break-ups in 14 starts.
William Moore, SS, Missouri
Height: 6-0. Weight: 221. Projected 40 Time: 4.45. Combine 40 Time: 4.56. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.49. Benchx225: . Vertical: 37.5. Projected Round (2009): 2. 1/25/09: William Moore struggled throughout Senir Bowl Week, and now is in danger of not being drafted in the first round.
1/14/09: William Moore finished the season with 86 tackles, 6.5 TFL, six passes broken up and a pick-six.
12/14/08: William Moore compiled 83 tackles, 5.5 TFL and five passes broken up as a senior. An All-Big XII first-teamer, Moore has a shot to land in the top 15.
5/19/08: Looks to be a good fit at either safety position at the next level. William Moore had an incredible 2007 campaign, notching seven picks and qualifying as a second-team All-American.
2007: An interception machine and the leader of Missouri's defense. Voted as a Second-Team All-American.
Travis Beckum, TE, Wisconsin
Height: 6-3. Weight: 243. Projected 40 Time: 4.59. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.61. Benchx225: 28. Vertical: 38.5. Projected Round (2009): 2-3. 2/22/09: Another good sign for Travis Beckum - the Wisconsin product out-classed all tight ends (excluding James Casey) in the bench-press competition, putting up 225 pounds 28 times.
2/20/09: Size was somewhat a concern for Travis Beckum coming into the Combine. He put on about seven pounds and now has a better shot at being a first-day pick.
1/5/09: Travis Beckum missed the end of the season with a leg injury.
10/26/08: Same old, same old. Travis Beckum continues to put up solid numbers (23 catches, 264 yards) but is undersized.
P.J. Hill, RB, Wisconsin
Height: 5-11. Weight: 222. Projected 40 Time: 4.64. Combine 40 Time: DNP. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.63. Benchx225: 16. Vertical: 37. Broad: 10-2. Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 1/9/09: In a very curious move, P.J. Hill has declared for the 2009 NFL Draft. There's a good chance he won't be drafted, so I don't know what he's thinking.
10/18/08: In years past, P.J. Hill has been able to put up solid numbers. Not this year. He's gone over the 100-yard barrier only twice this year - against Akron and Fresno State. He managed just 3.2 yards per carry against Marshall.
5/21/08: P.J. Hill had another monstrous campaign for Wisconsin, rushing for 1,212 yards and 14 touchdowns.
2007: There's no denying P.J. Hill's effectiveness as a college player (1,569 rushing yards, 18 receptions, 16 total touchdowns), but is he quick enough to succeed
in the NFL? Probably not. He'll stick around in a Ron Dayne or Brandon Jacobs type of role, but I doubt Hill could ever be a full-time starter.
Andy Kemp, G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 313. Projected 40 Time: 5.14. Combine 40 Time: 5.42. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.35. Benchx225: 23. Arm: 34 1/8. Projected Round (2009): 5. 1/8/09: Andy Kemp was recently named as an All-Big Ten honorable mention.
2007: A smart, reliable guard who had a 20-game consecutive-start streak snapped with a broken hand.
Allen Langford, CB, Wisconsin
Height: 5-11. Weight: 190. Projected 40 Time: 4.44. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.72. Benchx225: 15. Vertical: 36.5. Projected Round (2009): FA. 12/13/08: A member of the All-Big Ten Second Team, Allen Langford had 43 tackles and 12 passes broken up as a senior.
5/17/08: Allen Langford was looking great in 2007 until he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Whats up with Wisconsin corners always getting hurt? At any rate, Langford will move up on this board if he shows he can bounce back.
2007: Wisconsin's top cornerback - as a sophomore (Jack Ikegwuonu hurt).
Matt Shaughnessy, DE, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 266. Projected 40 Time: 4.66. Combine 40 Time: 4.91. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.86. Benchx225: 24. Vertical: . Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 1/9/09: Matt Shaughnessy finished the year with eight TFL and four sacks. Will probably go higher than he should because of the lack of defensive end depth in this class.
11/16/08: Through 10 games, Matt Shaughnessy has three sacks and six TFL.
2007: A full-time starter as a sophomore, Matt Shaughnessy had four sacks in 2006. Yet another pure pass-rusher in this class, Shaughnessy is a high-character
player that coaches love to have.
Kraig Urbik, G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-5. Weight: 328. Projected 40 Time: 5.22. Combine 40 Time: 5.35. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.25. Benchx225: 29. Arm: 33 3/4. Projected Round (2009): 3-4. 1/8/09: Despite suffering several knee injuries, Kraig Urbik made the All-Big Ten Second Team.
11/2/08: Knee injuries have sidelined Kraig Urbik this season.
5/25/08: A member of the All-Big Ten second team, Kraig Urbik has started 38 consecutive games at different positions, namely right guard and right tackle.
2007: Kraig Urbik figures to be one of the most improved linemen this season. He has a nice 40 for his impressive size.
Michael Bennett, DE, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 274. Projected 40 Time: 4.81. Combine 40 Time: 5.02. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.86. Benchx225: 24. Vertical: 36.5. Projected Round (2009): 7-FA. 1/9/09: Let's hope the Lions don't confuse him with Michael Turner.
Mike Goodson, RB, Texas A&M
Height: 6-0. Weight: 208. Projected 40 Time: 4.40. Combine 40 Time: 4.54. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.43. Benchx225: 14. Vertical: 39.5. Broad: 9-10. Projected Round (2009): 4-5. 2/23/09: Somehow Mike Mayock's No. 5 running back, Mike Goodson ran an average 40 at his size, but notched a 39.5-inch vertical. He's a mid-round prospect at best.
1/20/09: Mike Goodson has declared a year early for the NFL Draft. His stock really depends on how fast his 40 is at the Combine. If he runs a 4.3, he made the right decision; if not, he should have stayed in school. Goodson totaled 406 rushing yards, 386 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
5/21/08: Mike Goodson needs to run in the 4.4s; no one's going to use any pick in the first four rounds on a small running back who can't be a home-run threat. Goodson saw his yards-per-carry figure decrease from 6.7 to 4.6 last year, though he caught 36 passes.
2007: Led the Aggies in rushing as a freshman, gaining 847 yards at a 6.7 pop. Mike Goodson also caught 17 balls for 113 yards. Considering most of his production
came at the end of the season, Goodson could be primed for a huge sophomore campaign.
Cyril Obiozor, DE, Texas A&M
Height: 6-4. Weight: 264. Projected 40 Time: 4.72. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.72. Benchx225: 25. Vertical: 39.5. Projected Round (2009): FA. 1/9/09: Cyril Obiozor collected 6.5 TFL and three sacks in 2008.
11/16/08: Like most Aggies, Cyril Obiozor has struggled under Mike Sherman.
5/7/08: Started 13 games in 2007 and recorded 3.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss.
Dwain Crawford, CB, Baylor
Height: 6-0. Weight: 196. Projected 40 Time: 4.44. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.66. Projected Round (2009): FA. 12/13/08: Dwain Craford managed 36 tackles, two picks and three passes broken up as a senior.
5/17/08: Can play both corner and free safety.
Dan Gay, OT, Baylor
Height: 6-4. Weight: 308. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Combine 40 Time: 5.53. Pro Day 40 Time: 5.48. Benchx225: 20. Arm: 33 1/2. Projected Round (2009): FA.
Rashad Jennings, RB, Liberty
Height: 6-1. Weight: 231. Projected 40 Time: 4.46. Combine 40 Time: 4.64. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.52. Benchx225: 29. Vertical: 34. Broad: 10-0. Projected Round (2009): 2-3. 1/3/09: Rashad Jennings finished his sterling 2008 campaign with 1,500 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns.
10/18/08: For those of you who don't follow 1-AA football, Liberty is undefeated. The main reason is Rashad Jennings, who is literally carrying the Flames, Through six games, Jennings has 725 yards and eight touchdowns on a 5.6 YPC clip. NFL GMs and scouts are going to love his 40 time.
5/21/08: Rashad Jennings is a transfer from Pittsburgh, but he didn't switch schools because he couldn't keep up; he had family issues to deal with. At Liberty, Jennings totaled 1,113 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Herb Donaldson, RB, Western Illinois
Height: 5-11. Weight: 220. Projected 40 Time: 4.54. Pro Day 40 Time: 4.68. Benchx225: 28. Vertical: . Broad: . Projected Round (2009): 6-7. 1/3/09: Herb Donaldson debacled Division 1-AA yet again, accumulating 1,784 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns.
10/18/08: Through six games, Herb Donaldson has 954 yards and 14 touchdowns on a 5.5 YPC. Donaldson proved himself by rushing for 157 yards and a touchdown in a near upset at Arkansas.
5/21/08: Another great season for the unknown Herb Donaldson. The 220-pounder had 1,491 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns despite missing the season finale against Youngstown State.
2007: Herb Donaldson doesn't have the greatest speed in the world, but his size and production make up for it. He rushed for an amazing 328 yards and six
touchdowns against Indiana State on Nov. 4. Think his lacking competition is the reason he compiled 1,417 yards in 2006? He gained 4.1 yards per carry at
Wisconsin earlier in the season.