i realize that some people may not like Shawn Oakman because of this or that, but i guarantee you that cat's not falling to the end of the fourth round. I hope he does, because I'm a carolina fan, but there's no way a DE that big and fast will last that long. He's kinda like Julius Peppers physically. except bigger.
Takes what the defense gives him; doesn't force throws
Solid accuracy down the field
Absolutely outstanding timing; throws ball before receiver even gets into break
Lacks some bulk in his body frame
Extremely weak arm strength
Lacks agility and athleticism; can't evade a pass rush
Somewhat of a statue in the pocket
Floats deep ball a little too much
Not a very good passer on the run
Throws difficult routes - but with unimpressive velocity/talent
Highly limited skill set
Competitiveness hasn't been tested yet
Older than the average prospect (will be a 24-year-old rookie)
Summary: Pike projects strictly as a career backup in the NFL. He simply doesn't possess even an average arm to be a starter. Pike can be somewhat reliable since he makes great decisions and is highly intelligent, but he lacks a lot of talent, and you can't coach talent. I project Pike to come off the board between the third and fifth rounds.
Player Comparison: Todd Collins. Collins has a weak arm, but is an extremely smart quarterback and a reliable backup.