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    I sat down and knocked a lot of my rankings out today, but have been working on these updates for the last two-three weeks. Not everything is perfect, but I would imagine things should start to fall in place after the NFL Combine. This post encompasses my new Big Board (Top 150), my new positional rankings, a couple scouting reports, and a brief post-season all-star game recap. Read what you'd like, ask questions, make arguments, tell me I'm wrong and lets talk some football. Enjoy!

    - Post-Senior Bowl Draft Work -

    Index
    - Big Board Top 150
    - 2010 Positional Rankings

    ----o Offense
    ----o Defense
    - 2010 Post-Season All-Star Game Recap
    ----o Senior Bowl Winners/Losers
    ----o East West Shrine Winners/Losers
    - Scouting Reports
    ----o Brandon Graham
    ----o Anthony Dixon
    ----o Toby Gerhart
    ----o Dez Bryant

    Big Board - Top 150

    1. Ndamukong Suh – DT – Nebraska
    2. Gerald McCoy – DT – Oklahoma*
    3. Dez Bryant – WR – Oklahoma State*
    4. Eric Berry – S – Tennessee*
    5. Rolando McClain – ILB – Alabama*
    6. Jimmy Clausen – QB – Notre Dame*
    7. Joe Haden – CB – Florida*
    8. Russell Okung – OT – Oklahoma State
    9. Brandon Graham – LB/DE – Michigan
    10. Derrick Morgan – DE – Georgia Tech*
    11. Anthony Davis – OT – Rutgers*
    12. Sam Bradford – QB – Oklahoma*
    13. Jason Pierre-Paul – DE/OLB – South Florida*
    14. Bryan Bulaga – OT – Iowa*
    15. C.J. Spiller – RB – Clemson
    16. Jermaine Gresham – TE – Oklahoma
    17. Dan Williams – NT – Tennessee
    18. Sean Weatherspoon – OLB - Missouri
    19. Mike Iupati – OG - Idaho
    20. Trent Williams – OT – Oklahoma
    21. Sergio Kindle – OLB – Texas
    22. Earl Thomas – S – Texas*
    23. Brian Price – DT – UCLA*
    24. Taylor Mays – S – USC
    25. Golden Tate – WR – Notre Dame*
    26. Terrance “Mount” Cody – NT - Alabama
    27. Arrelious Benn – WR – Illinois*
    28. Jared Odrick – DT – Penn State
    29. Jerry Hughes – DE/OLB – TCU
    30. Perrish Cox – CB – Oklahoma State
    31. Everson Griffen – DE/OLB – USC*
    32. Rob Gronkowski – TE – Arizona*
    33. Jahvid Best – RB – California*
    34. Brandon LaFell – WR – LSU
    35. Damian Williams – WR – USC*
    36. Daryl Washington – LB - TCU
    37. Maurkice Pouncey – C/OG – Florida*
    38. Bruce Campbell – OT – Maryland*
    39. Jonathan Dwyer – RB – Georgia Tech*
    40. Carlos Dunlap – DE – Florida*
    41. Kyle Wilson – CB – Boise State
    42. Navorro Bowman – OLB – Penn State*
    43. Mardy Gilyard – WR – Cincinnati
    44. Demaryius Thomas – WR – Georgia Tech*
    45. Kareem Jackson – CB – Alabama*
    46. Arthur Jones – DT - Syracuse
    47. Vladimir Ducasse – OG/OT - Massacusetts
    48. Aaron Hernandez – TE/H-B – Florida*
    49. Anthony Dixon – RB – Mississippi State
    50. Donovan Warren – CB – Michigan*

    51. Dexter McCluster – RB/WR - Mississippi
    52. Morgan Burnett – S – Georgia Tech*
    53. Alex Carrington – DE – Arkansas State
    54. Eric Norwood – OLB – South Carolina
    55. John Jerry – OG - Mississippi
    56. Dominique Franks – CB – Oklahoma
    57. Toby Gerhart – RB – Stanford
    58. Lamarr Houston – DT – Texas
    59. Brandon Spikes – ILB – Florida
    60. Ricky Sapp – OLB/DE – Clemson
    61. Patrick Robinson – CB – Florida State
    62. Nate Allen – S – South Florida
    63. Charles Brown – OT – USC
    64. Geno Atkins – DT – Georgia
    65. Chad Jones – S – LSU*
    66. Koa Misi – LB – Utah
    67. Anthony McCoy – TE – USC
    68. Greg Hardy – DE – Mississippi
    69. Amari Speivey – CB – Iowa*
    70. Corey Wootton – DE - Northwestern
    71. Colt McCoy – QB – Texas
    72. Devin McCourty – CB – Rutgers
    73. Eric Decker – WR – Minnesota
    74. Roger Saffold – OG/OT – Indiana
    75. Ed Dickson – TE – Oregon
    76. Larry Asante – S – Nebraska
    77. Brandon Ghee – CB – Wake Forest
    78. Jacoby Ford – WR – Clemson
    79. Ben Tate – RB - Auburn
    80. Riley Cooper – WR – Florida
    81. Mike Johnson – OG – Alabama
    82. Montario Hardesty – RB - Tennessee
    83. Jason Fox – OT – Miami
    84. Sean Lee – ILB – Penn State
    85. Darrell Stuckey – S – Kansas
    86. Austen Lane – DE – Murray State
    87. Matt Tennant – C – Boston College
    88. Jordan Shipley – WR – Texas
    89. Jon Asamoah – OG – Illinois
    90. Andre Roberts – WR – The Citadel
    91. Dezmon Briscoe – WR – Kansas*
    92. Jerome Murphy – CB – South Florida
    93. Jeremy Williams – WR - Tulane
    94. Jimmy Graham – TE – Miami
    95. Joe McKnight – RB – USC*
    96. Dan LeFevour – QB – Central Michigan
    97. Linval Joseph – DT – East Carolina*
    98. Jason Worilds – DE/OLB – Virginia Tech*
    99. Ryan Matthews – RB – Fresno State*
    100. Myron Rolle – S – Florida State

    101. Jevan Snead – QB – Mississippi*
    102. Tyson Alualu – DT – California
    103. Tim Tebow – QB – Florida
    104. A.J. Edds – OLB – Iowa
    105. Jermaine Cunningham – DE/OLB – Florida
    106. Donald Butler – ILB - Washington
    107. Mike Williams – WR – Syracuse*
    108. Rennie Curran – OLB – Georgia*
    109. Jarrett Brown – QB – West Virginia
    110. Antonio Brown – WR – Central Michigan*
    111. Reshad Jones – S – Georgia*
    112. Garrett Graham – TE/H-B – Wisconsin
    113. Pat Angerer – ILB – Iowa
    114. Dekoda Watson – OLB – Florida State
    115. Cam Thomas – NT – North Carolina
    116. Major Wright – S – Florida*
    117. Syd’Quan Thompson – CB – California
    118. Roddrick Muckelroy – OLB – Texas
    119. Chris Scott – OG/OT – Tennessee
    120. J.D. Walton – C – Baylor
    121. Stafon Johnson – RB – USC
    122. Michael Hoomanawanui – TE – Illinois
    123. John Skelton – QB – Fordham
    124. D’Anthony Smith – DT – Louisiana Tech
    125. Freddie Barnes – WR – Bowling Green
    126. LeGarette Blount – RB - Oregon
    127. Brandon Deadrick – DE – Alabama
    128. Thaddeus Gibson – OLB – Ohio State*
    129. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah – CB – Indiana U (PA)
    130. Keith Toston – RB – Oklahoma State
    131. Eric Olsen – C – Notre Dame
    132. Levi Brown – QB – Troy
    133. Alterraun Verner – CB – UCLA
    134. Colin Peek – TE – Alabama
    135. Javier Arenas – CB – Alabama
    136. Lindsey Witten – DE/OLB – Connecticut
    137. Chris Cook – DB – Virginia
    138. Carlton Mitchell - WR - South Florida*
    139. Tony Washington – OT – Abilene Christian
    140. Zane Beadles – OG – Utah
    141. Brandon Carter – OG – Texas Tech
    142. Danario Alexander – WR – Missouri
    143. Zac Robinson – QB – Oklahoma State
    144. George Selvie – DE/OLB – South Florida
    145. Trevard Lindley – CB – Kentucky
    146. Brandon Lang – OLB - Troy
    147. Mike Neal – DT – Purdue
    148. Tony Pike – QB – Cincinnati
    149. Jeff Owens – DT/NT – Georgia
    150. Blair White – WR – Michigan State



    2010 Positional Rankings

    Offense

    Quarterbacks
    1. Jimmy Clausen – Notre Dame – Top 10 pick*
    2. Sam Bradford – Oklahoma – Top 10 pick*
    3. Colt McCoy – Texas – Late 2nd-Mid 3rd
    4. Dan LeFevour – Central Michigan – Mid 3rd-Mid 5th
    5. Jevan Snead – Mississippi – Early 3rd-Late 4th*
    6. Tim Tebow – Florida – Late 2nd-Early 4th
    7. Jarrett Brown – West Virginia – Mid 3rd-Mid 5th
    8. John Skelton – Fordham – Early 4th-Early 6th
    9. Levi Brown – Troy – Mid 4th-Early 6th
    10. Zac Robinson – Oklahoma State – Early 5th-7th Round
    11. Tony Pike – Cincinnati – Late 4th-7th Round
    12. Matt Nichols – Eastern Washington – Late 5th-7th Round
    13. Sean Canfield – Oregon State – 6th -UDFA
    14. Mike Kafka – Northwestern – 6th-UDFA
    15. Tim Hiller – Western Michigan – UDFA

    Running Backs
    1. C.J. Spiller – Clemson – Top 20 pick
    2. Jahvid Best – California – Late 1st-Mid 2nd*
    3. Jonathan Dwyer – Georgia Tech – 2nd Round*
    4. Anthony Dixon – Mississippi State – 3rd Round
    5. Dexter McCluster – Mississippi – Mid 2nd-Mid 3rd (WR)
    6. Toby Gerhart – Stanford – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd
    7. Ben Tate – Auburn – Mid 3rd-Early 4th
    8. Montario Hardesty – Tennessee – Late 2nd-Late 3rd
    9. Joe McKnight – USC – Late 3rd-Late 4th*
    10. Ryan Matthews – Fresno State – Early 3rd-Late 4th*
    11. Stafon Johnson – USC – Mid 4th-Late 5th
    12. LeGarrette Blount – Oregon – Early 4th-Late 5th
    13. Keith Toston – Oklahoma State – Late 4th-6th Round
    14. Javarris James – Miami – Early 5th-7th Round
    15. James Starks – Buffalo – 6th Round-UDFA

    Wide Receivers
    1. Dez Bryant – Oklahoma State – Top 10 pick*
    2. Golden Tate – Notre Dame – Top 32 pick*
    3. Arrelious Benn – Illinois – Top 32 pick*
    4. Brandon LaFell – LSU – Late 1st-Early 2nd
    5. Damian Williams – USC – Late 1st-Early 2nd*
    6. Mardy Gilyard – Cincinnati – 2nd Round
    7. Demaryius Thomas – Georgia Tech – Early-Mid 2nd*
    8. Eric Decker – Minnesota – Late 2nd-Late 3rd
    9. Jacoby Ford – Clemson – Late 2nd-Early 4th
    10. Riley Cooper – Florida – 3rd Round
    11. Jordan Shipley – Texas – Mid 3rd-Early 4th
    12. Andre Roberts – Citadel – Mid 3rd-Mid 4th
    13. Dezmon Briscoe – Kansas – Late 2nd-Early 4th*
    14. Jeremy Williams – Tulane – Mid 3rd-Mid 4th
    15. Mike Williams – Syracuse – Late 3rd-Late 4th*
    16. Antonio Brown – Central Michigan – Late 3rd-Early 5th*
    17. Freddie Barnes – Bowling Green – Mid 4th-Early 6th
    18. Carlton Mitchell - South Florida - Early 4th-Early 6th*
    19. Danario Alexander – Missouri – Mid 4th-Early 6th
    20. Blair White – Michigan State – Late 4th-Mid 6th
    21. Naaman Roosevelt – Buffalo – Early 5th-7th Round

    Tight Ends
    1. Jermaine Gresham – Oklahoma – Top 25 pick
    2. Rob Gronkowski – Arizona – Late 1st-Early 2nd*
    3. Aaron Hernandez – Florida – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd* (H-B)
    4. Anthony McCoy – USC – Late 2nd-Late 3rd
    5. Ed Dickson – Oregon – 3rd Round
    6. Jimmy Graham – Miami – Mid 3rd-Early 4th
    7. Garrett Graham – Wisconsin – Early 4th-Early 5th
    8. Michael Hoomanawanui – Illinois – Mid 4th-Late 5th
    9. Colin Peek – Alabama – Late 4th-Early 6th
    10. Dennis Pitta – BYU – Early 5th-Mid 6th

    Offensive Tackles
    1. Russell Okung – Oklahoma State – Top 10 pick
    2. Anthony Davis – Rutgers – Top 15 pick*
    3. Bryan Bulaga – Iowa – Top 15 pick*
    4. Trent Williams – Oklahoma – Top 20 pick (OG)
    5. Bruce Campbell – Maryland – Top 25 pick*
    6. Charles Brown – USC – Mid 2nd-Late 3rd
    7. Jason Fox – Miami – 3rd Round
    8. Chris Scott – Tennessee – Early 4th-Late 5th (OG)
    9. Tony Washington – Abilene Christian – Mid 4th-7th Round
    10. Kyle Calloway – Iowa – Early 5th-7th Round (OG)

    Offensive Guards
    1. Mike Iupati – Idaho – Top 25 pick
    2. Vladimir Ducasse – Massachusetts – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd (OT)
    3. John Jerry – Mississippi – Mid 2nd-Late 3rd
    4. Roger Saffold – Indiana – Late 2nd-Early 4th (OT)
    5. Mike Johnson – Alabama – Late 2nd-Early 4th
    6. Jon Asamoah – Illinois – Early 3rd-Mid 4th
    7. Zane Beadles – Utah – Late 4th-Early 6th
    8. Brandon Carter – Texas Tech – Early 5th-Early 6th
    9. Shawn Lauvao – Arizona State – Early 5th-7th Round
    10. Sergio Render – Virginia Tech – Mid 5th-7th Round

    Centers
    1. Maurkice Pouncey – Florida – Early-Mid 2nd (OG)*
    2. Matt Tennant – Boston College – Early 3rd-Early 4th
    3. J.D. Walton – Baylor – Late 3rd-Early 5th
    4. Eric Olsen – Notre Dame – Mid 4th-Early 6th
    5. Ted Larsen – North Carolina State – 5th Round-UDFA

    Defense

    Defensive Ends
    1. Derrick Morgan – Georgia Tech – Top 15 pick*
    2. Jason Pierre-Paul – South Florida – Top 15 pick* (OLB)
    3. Jerry Hughes – TCU – Late 1st-Mid 2nd (OLB)
    4. Everson Griffen – USC – Top 32 pick* (OLB)
    5. Carlos Dunlap – Florida – Late 1st-Mid 2nd*
    6. Alex Carrington – Arkansas State – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd (3-4 DE)
    7. Greg Hardy – Mississippi – Late 2nd-Mid 3rd
    8. Corey Wootton – Northwestern – Mid 2nd-Mid 3rd (3-4 DE)
    9. Austen Lane – Murray State – Mid 3rd-Early 5th
    10. Jason Worilds – Virginia Tech – Early 4th-Early 5th* (OLB)
    11. Jermaine Cunningham – Florida – Late 3rd-Early 5th (OLB)
    12. Brandon Deadrick – Alabama – Mid 4th-Early 6th (3-4 DE)
    13. Lindsey Witten – Connecticut – Late 4th-Early 6th (OLB)
    14. George Selvie – South Florida – Early 5th-7th Round (OLB)
    15. Jeff Fitzgerald – Kansas State – Mid 5th-7th Round

    Defensive Tackles
    1. Ndamukong Suh – Nebraska – Top 3 pick
    2. Gerald McCoy – Oklahoma – Top 3 pick*
    3. Dan Williams – Tennessee – Top 25 pick (NT)
    4. Brian Price – UCLA – Top 25 pick*
    5. Terrance “Mount” Cody – Alabama – Mid 1st-Mid 2nd (NT)
    6. Jared Odrick – Penn State – Late 1st-Early 2nd
    7. Arthur Jones – Syracuse – Early 2nd-Early 3rd
    8. Lamarr Houston – Texas – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd
    9. Geno Atkins – Georgia – Mid 2nd-Mid 3rd
    10. Linval Joseph – East Carolina – Mid 3rd-Mid 4th*
    11. Tyson Alualu – California – Mid 3rd-Late 4th
    12. Cam Thomas – North Carolina – Early 4th-Mid 5th (NT)
    13. D’Anthony Smith – Louisiana Tech – Early 4th-Mid 5th
    14. Mike Neal – Purdue – Late 4th-Mid 6th
    15. Jeff Owens – Georgia – Late 4th-7th Round (NT)

    Outside Linebackers
    1. Brandon Graham – Michigan – Top 20 pick (ILB/DE)
    2. Sean Weatherspoon – Missouri – Top 25 pick
    3. Sergio Kindle – Texas – Top 25 pick
    4. Navorro Bowman – Penn State – Early 2nd-Early 3rd*
    5. Eric Norwood – South Carolina – Mid 2nd-Mid 3rd
    6. Ricky Sapp – Clemson – Early 2nd-Early 3rd (DE)
    7. Koa Misi – Utah – Late 2nd-Mid 3rd
    8. A.J. Edds – Iowa – Late 3rd-Late 4th
    9. Rennie Curran – Georgia – Mid 3rd-Early 5th*
    10. Dekoda Watson – Florida State – Late 3rd-Early 5th
    11. Roddrick Muckelroy – Texas – Mid 4th-Early 5th
    12. Thaddeus Gibson – Ohio State – Late 4th-Late 5th*
    13. Brandon Lang – Troy – Early 5th-7th Round (DE)
    14. Justin Cole – San Jose State – Early 5th-7th Round
    15. Cameron Sheffield – Troy – Mid 5th-7th Round


    Inside Linebackers
    1. Rolando McClain – Alabama – Top 15 pick*
    2. Daryl Washington – TCU – Second Round (OLB)
    3. Brandon Spikes – Florida – Early 2nd-Mid 3rd
    4. Sean Lee – Penn State – Early 3rd-Mid 4th
    5. Donald Butler – Washington – Mid 3rd-Early 5th
    6. Pat Angerer – Iowa – Late 3rd-Early 5th
    7. Jamar Chaney – Mississippi State –Early 5th-6th Round
    8. Daryl Sharpton – Miami – Mid 5th-7th Round
    9. Micah Johnson – Kentucky – 6th-7th Round
    10. Joe Pawalek – Baylor – 7th Round-UDFA

    Cornerbacks
    1. Joe Haden – Florida – Top 15 pick*
    2. Perrish Cox – Oklahoma State – Late 1st-Early 2nd
    3. Kyle Wilson – Boise State – Early-Mid 2nd
    4. Kareem Jackson – Alabama – Second Round*
    5. Donovan Warren – Michigan – Second Round*
    6. Dominique Franks – Oklahoma – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd*
    7. Patrick Robinson – Florida State – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd
    8. Amari Spievey – Iowa – Late 2nd-Mid 3rd*
    9. Devin McCourty – Rutgers – Late 2nd-Late 3rd
    10. Brandon Ghee – Wake Forest – Early 3rd-Early 4th
    11. Jerome Murphy – South Florida – Mid 3rd-Mid 4th
    12. Syd’Quan Thompson – California – Early 4th-Early 5th
    13. Akwasi Owusu-Ansah – Indiana U. (PA) – Late 4th-Late 5th
    14. Alterraun Verner – UCLA – Late 4th-Early 6th
    15. Javier Arenas – Alabama – Early 5th-7th Round
    16. Chris Cook – Virginia – Late 4th-7th Round (FS)
    17. Trevard Lindley – Kentucky – Early 5th-7th Round
    18. Myron Lewis – Vanderbilt – Mid 5th-UDFA
    19. Walter Thurmond III – Oregon – 6th Round-UDFA
    20. Devin Ross – Arizona – 7th Round-UDFA

    Safeties
    1. Eric Berry – Tennessee – Top 10 pick*
    2. Earl Thomas – Texas – Top 32 pick*
    3. Taylor Mays – USC – Top 25 pick
    4. Morgan Burnett – Georgia Tech – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd*
    5. Nate Allen – South Florida – Late 2nd-Mid 3rd
    6. Chad Jones – LSU – Mid 2nd-Early 3rd*
    7. Larry Asante – Nebraska – Early 3rd-Early 4th
    8. Darrell Stuckey – Kansas – Mid 3rd-Late 4th
    9. Myron Rolle – Florida State – Late 3rd-Late 5th
    10. Reshad Jones – Georgia – Late 3rd-Early 5th*
    11. Major Wright – Florida – Early 4th-Mid 5th*
    12. T.J. Ward – Oregon – Early 5th-7th Round
    13. Kam Chancellor – Virginia Tech – Late 4th-7th Round (OLB)
    14. Kurt Coleman – Ohio State – Mid 5th-7th Round
    15. Barry Church – Toledo – 6th Round-UDFA

    - FBs/Specialists to come Pre-Combine*


    2010 All-Star Game Recap

    Senior Bowl Week

    Senior Bowl Winners
    1. Brandon Graham - LB/DE - Michigan
    2. Kyle Wilson - CB - Boise State
    3. Alex Carrington - DE - Arkansas State
    4. Dan Williams - DT - Tennessee
    5. Geno Atkins - DT - Georgia
    6. Dexter McCluster - RB/WR - Mississippi
    7. Jared Odrick - DT - Penn State
    8. John Jerry - OG - Mississippi
    9. Ben Tate - RB - Auburn
    10. Devin McCourty - CB – Rutgers
    11. Mike Iupati – OG - Idaho
    12. Donald Butler - LB - Washington
    13. Perrish Cox - CB - Oklahoma State
    14. Myron Rolle - S - Florida State
    15. Chris Cook – DB – Virginia
    16. Dan LeFevour - QB - Central Michigan
    17. Koa Misi - LB – Utah
    18. Andre Roberts – WR – The Citadel
    19. Brandon Ghee – CB – Wake Forest
    20. A.J. Edds - LB - Iowa
    21. Cam Thomas - NT - North Carolina
    22. Jarrett Brown - QB - West Virginia
    23. Jacoby Ford - WR – Clemson
    24. Tyson Alualu – DT – California
    25. Terrell Skinner – DB – Maryland

    Senior Bowl Losers
    1. Sean Canfield - QB - Oregon State
    2. Taylor Price - WR - Ohio
    3. Tony Pike - QB - Cincinnati
    4. Danario Alexander - WR – Missouri
    5. Zane Beadles – OG/OT - Utah
    6. Brandon Lang - OLB/DE - Troy
    7. Selvish Capers - OT - West Virginia
    8. Javier Arenas - CB - Alabama
    9. Ciron Black - OT - LSU
    10. Tim Tebow - QB - Florida
    11. Terrance "Mount" Cody - NT - Alabama (Weight)
    12. O'Brien Schofield - OLB - Wisconsin (Injury)
    13. Sam Young – OT – Notre Dame
    14. Dorin Dickerson – WR/TE/H-B – Pittsburgh
    15. Ted Larsen – C – North Carolina State

    East-West Shrine Week

    East-West Shrine Winners
    1. Roger Saffold - OG/OT - Indiana
    2. Freddie Barnes - WR - Bowling Green
    3. Keith Toston - RB - Oklahoma State
    4. Brandon Carter - OG - Texas Tech
    5. Chris Scott - OG/OT - Tennessee
    6. Matt Nichols - QB - Eastern Washington
    7. Andrew Quarless - TE - Penn State
    8. Torrell Troup - DT – UCF
    9. Mike Kafka – QB - Northwestern
    10. Marshall Newhouse - OT/OG - TCU
    11. Doug Worthington - DT/DE - Ohio State
    12. Emmanuel Sanders – WR – SMU
    13. O’Brien Schofield – OLB – Wisconsin
    14. Jordan Sisco – WR - Regina
    15. Javarris James – RB - Miami

    East-West Shrine Losers
    1. Daryll Clark - QB - Penn State
    2. Patrick Simonds - WR - Colgate
    3. Joe Pawalek - ILB - Baylor
    4. Reggie Stephens - OG - Iowa State
    5. Todd Reesing – QB - Kansas
    6. Cord Howard - OL - Georgia Tech
    7. Cole Pemberton – OT – Colorado State
    8. Andre Dixon – RB – Connecticut
    9. Dennis Pitta – TE – BYU
    10. Naaman Roosevelt – WR - Buffalo


    Scouting Reports

    1. Brandon Graham - LB/DE - Michigan
    2. Anthony Dixon - RB - Mississippi State
    3. Toby Gerhart - RB - Stanford
    4. Dez Bryant - WR - Oklahoma State


    Brandon Graham - LB/DE - Michigan
    6'1 263 4.7 est. - 30.5" arms - 9 7/8" hands
    #1 LB - #9 Overall


    I think at the DE spot, even OLB in a 3-4, a long-limbed player is preferred. I said before, however, that I don't expect his short arms to hinder him inside in a 3-4, and to be honest, at OLB, I don't know that it would hold him back as a player as much as it would hold him back as a "prospect."

    What we see so far are the most average attributes Graham possesses, his size measurements. I've always said I'm not crazy about the Woodley comparison, because I don't think Graham gets his due there. Brandon went into Michigan as the #1 Linebacker recruit in the country. He was presumed to have the physical skill-set, instincts, and ability to run in space to play ILB at an elite level. Now, the guy got very heavy his first few years and it became clear his role was going to be on the Defensive Line for the Wolverines.

    Trying to block this guy without at least a Running Back or Tight End chipping is one of the toughest things I can think of. Graham is extremely explosive off the snap, has an eye for the football, and makes plays in the backfield (even against Big Ten OL that are 5 inches taller and 70 pounds heavier than him.) This guy plays up to competition and gave both Iowa (Bryan Bulaga) and Wisconsin (Gabe Carmini) fits. In Graham's three biggest Big 10 competition's (Ohio State-Iowa-Wisconsin), he totaled 27 Tackles 12.5 TFL 6 Sacks.

    He's explosive, he uses his hands well, he has a variety of pass-rushing moves, and gets off blockers very well. What I need to see from him to verify the Top 15 label I have slapped on him, will be how he tests this week and at the Combine in space. He's tremendous at finding the football, is a team vocal leader, and has developed a great work ethic in practice and the weight room. Graham also possesses a non-stop motor, and uses leverage and core strength better than any DE in college football.

    Most people don't know the reputation he possesses in the college world as a Workout Warrior. Graham is thick, he's chiseled, and he's going to make a splash in Indianapolis this year. He's a very explosive athlete on the field and off it, he should run a decent 40, should do well with his short-area quickness tests, and I'll come forward and say I 99% expect him over 30 bench reps, perhaps as high as 35 or so. His football character is flawless. Earlier in his college career, Graham had very questionable weight problems that put his career in doubt, though he did find a way to be successful at any weight at any position. Eventually, he slimmed back down and found his home at Defensive End. No DE or defensive player has been as good as he has the past two years in the Big Ten. He's smart, he leads vocally, and leads by example on and off the field. He has an intricate knowledge of the game and possesses elite intangibles for the defensive side of the ball.

    He made OL much bigger than himself look silly this past week, and I almost predicted that months ago. He's a special talent and it should show on a national scale this week. Brandon Graham may have been lost in the Rich Rod era, which brought a negative media outlook toward the Michigan program, but he definitely was a guy that was game-planned against. A Top 15 talent in my mind, with no business getting out of the Top 20. NFL teams can be a bit superficial, so I understand that it's not a guarantee he'll go quite that high. Still, I am confident in my analysis in Graham and believe he'll be a Pro Bowl player at the next level at OLB or ILB (maybe line up on the edge on passing downs.)

    Pros
    o + Explosive off the snap and quick to the backfield
    o + Finds the ball well in space and in traffic
    o + Core Strength - has anchor strength and plenty of upper body power
    o + Plays with very impressive leverage, capable of moving the biggest OL
    o + Uses a variety of pass-rush moves and excels getting to the QB
    o + Non-stop motor, never quits and is an intimidator on the front line
    o + Tremendous work ethic on the field, in the weight-room, and in the film room
    o + Football instincts and intangibles are top notch for a defensive player
    o + Elite College Production, officially the Michigan MVP last two years
    o + Thick, chiseled physique
    o + Top vocal leader on the field
    o + Very Durable, played in 47 games at Michigan

    Cons
    o - Height for the Defensive End position
    o - Short arms
    o - Inexperience at LB in college
    o - Still a question how well he will be able to play in space
    o - Raw in coverage
    o - May be tougher for him to keep his weight down at 255-265 than some



    Anthony Dixon – RB – Mississippi State
    6’0 3/4 - 245 - 4.57 est. - 32 1/4" arm - 10" hand
    #4 RB - #49 Overall


    - Anthony Dixon is a Senior RB prospect, from a major conference, with big-time production, and underrated physical tools. In four years as Mississippi State’s starting tailback, Dixon accumulated for almost 4,000 yards on the ground. He’s a big, strong, back who likes to finish his runs and likes to get the bulk of his yards between the tackles. Still, some people don’t notice the occasional speed, burst, and agility Dixon possesses as well as vision, and a bit of elusiveness in the open field. He’s a patient, north-south, cutback runner who always falls forward. He has great balance as a runner and some background as a receiver out of the backfield with 56 career receptions.

    Dixon played at a high level of competition in the SEC for four years, and capped off an impressive career with a tremendous Senior season. At 6’1 245, he likely won’t be seen as a speed back in the NFL. Though Dixon has shown a surprising knack for the big play, five runs of 40+ this year, his speed and burst will not be elite at the next level and compare to a Shonn Greene level (which evidently seems good enough.) He’ll show spurts of surprising athleticism at times and plays his best football in the second half. I think versatility as a crushing lead blocker and receiver out of the backfield really help his cause.

    I think Anthony Dixon projects as a Second-Third Round pick for a team looking to add a tough, north-south runner that can do a bit of everything. I have him graded a bit higher than he's likely to go (Mid Second Round Grade), though he's one of those guys that just has 'it' for me. His NFL role most likely will be as a part of a two or three back rotation, though I think he’s a sleeper to become an every-down feature back at the next level. A personal favorite of mine since the very first game he played in college, opening night against South Carolina.

    Positives
    o + Production at an elite level of competition
    o + Size and strong build at 6'0 3/4 245 with long arms and big hands
    o + Balance, very strong in his lower and upper body
    o + Power, runs with authority, finishes runs and falls forward
    o + Vision, works as a one cut runner and finds small creases well
    o + Experience, 4 year starter in the SEC
    o + Runs with patience and reads his blocks well
    o + Accelerates out of cuts and contact at a good level for 6'1 245
    o + Surprisingly nimble feet and elusiveness
    o + Is a surprisingly natural receiver
    o + Shows tremendous drive and power as a lead blocker

    Negatives
    o – Lack of elite NFL speed
    o – Lacks elite acceleration and burst
    o – Wear and Tear questions?
    o – Will often run high
    o – Minor attitude/work ethic questions



    Toby Gerhart - RB - Stanford
    6'1e 235e 4.55e
    #6 RB - #57 Overall


    I like the guy, I thought he was the most deserving Heisman Trophy candidate, I think he'll be a good NFL player, and I think if you put him in a situation where he's taking 20-25 carries a game, then he can be a 1000-1200 yard back. The problem is, current NFL trends don't point to Gerhart getting that chance to be an every down feature back. No matter who you are, it's tough not to question Toby's ability to break the big run and it's tough not to question his ability as a receiver out of the backfield.

    I think he's a high round selection, a Running Back prospect first and foremost, and if he lands in the right situation, I fully believe he's a player who should enjoy a high level of personal success in the NFL and a guy who will make his team very happy. That said, I don't see him as an elite combination of size, speed, agility, strength, and character. He certainly has his strengths, and they are NFL friendly strengths; however, there's some evidence out there, both statistically and obtained by film study, to question his ability to be an every down back at this new faster, tougher, more cerebral level.

    There's plenty to like about the Stanford Senior. Gerhart was the best running back in college football a year ago, and it's no secret how he gets his work done. This is a back meant for between the tackles, with a violent temperament and running style. The upper and lower body strength Gerhart shows off on a down to down basis, and amount of endurance and relentlessness he shows through the 4th quarter, is real testament to his athleticism. What stands out most about Toby is his exceptional balance. Whether while making a cut, at a stationary position, or running with a full head of steam, he's just a tough guy to get on the ground. At full speed, Gerhart uses vision to find small cutback lanes and creases in the defense, never goes down at first contact, and will fight for extra yards, finishing every run. His feel for the position and ability to think on the move are what have me convinced he'll be a solid NFL player at the Running Back position.

    The biggest obstacle I see for Gerhart, as a first round draft prospect would be current NFL trends which lean toward a two or three back scheme, keeping legs fresh and getting different skill-sets on the field. For runners with a deficiency in physicality/power/balance, this scheme can go a long way to mask some faults, allowing a player to succeed at a high level, and the same could be said of players with average burst/speed/receiving experience. I don't see Toby as a game-breaker. For a back considered elite and complete by many, he didn't hit many home runs with only 2 runs of over 40 yards during his 2009 campaign. Now, he doesn't have to be, no one says that's his only option at the next level.

    A lack of great acceleration/burst, a lack of a true second gear and breakaway speed, a lack elusiveness in the open field, and inexperience as a receiver may point to a different role in the NFL than every down, feature back. I'm not saying FB, I'm not saying H-B, I'm saying I expect a team with a stable of backs to add Gerhart as a missing piece. This could be the Chiefs to complement their young back Jamaal Charles, perhaps the Eagles to provide a change of pace to LeSean McCoy/Brian Westbrook, or maybe the Texans to add some muscle along side Steve Slaton. These are all examples, and I feel like he'd really flourish in a role like that. A one-cut ZBS scheme would be ideal for a runner with the decisiveness and vision Gerhart possesses.

    I would say I view Toby Gerhart as a Mid 2nd-Early 3rd Round value at this point. We still have the Combine to go, and we'll get plenty of info there. By draft day, we could be looking at a different stock of course.

    Pros
    o + Exceptional Balance
    o + Surprising Vision and feel for the RB position
    o + Tremendous Power with excellent upper and lower body strength
    o + Terrific Production vs. top competition
    o + Ability to carry the load
    o + Decisive North-South back
    o + Wears on defenses, doesn't slow down in the 4th Quarter
    o + Very athletic, could play two sports professionally
    o + Excellent football character; Smart with a tireless work ethic


    Cons
    o - Not overly elusive, doesn't make a lot of guys miss in the open field
    o - Lacks a true second gear and home-run speed
    o - Doesn't have an explosive burst, average acceleration
    o - Struggles to accelerate out of hard cuts and contact
    o - Unproven out of the backfield as a receiver
    o - Has a very upright running style, doesn't change his pad level fluidly in and out of cuts and contact
    o - Minor durability questions after missing 2007 season due to knee injury



    Dez Bryant - WR - Oklahoma State
    6'1 3/4e 215e 4.45e
    #1 WR - #3 Overall


    The main thing that stands out about Dez Bryant is that he's quicker, faster, and more explosive than most think. Everyone knew he was a beast a year ago. His stats, which he accumulated in a more pro-style offense where the running game was a big part are extremely impressive. The guy had 87 rec for 1480 yds (17.0 avg) and 19 Td's; in addition to being the nation's best receiver, he was also an explosive punt returner with a 15.3 avg and 2 Td's.

    Not many talk about Bryant as a Punt Returner, but that's where you really get to see how good his feet are, how quick he is to accelerate, and his deep speed. He's a sudden player as well, capable of getting separation on comeback routes and out routes. He has elite body control, and is a big, physical guy who makes plays in traffic, and has no fear of going over the middle. He's got strong hands, goes up and gets balls, and creates for himself after the catch and runs hard.

    Some question his physical tools, but I'd imagine he'll wind up measuring in at about 6'1 3/4 or so 215, and I expect he'll run somewhere around 4.45, perhaps even a bit faster (I just think the guy has excellent explosion and game speed.) Bryat has long arms and tremendous leaping ability so he plays bigger than his height. The biggest knock against him is his suspension off the field, and the lack of college experience he has on the field. Also, due to inexperience there is some concern that he may be raw as a route-runner.

    The more I think about it, the more I see it, Dez Bryant is an elite WR prospect deserving a Top 5 selection in April. He doesn't have all that big a college track record to look at, but in 2008-09 he showcased elite talent, and flashed that same ability in three games this season. Behind Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy, I think Dez Bryant is the best NFL prospect in this class. I'm not saying he'll be Andre Johnson, I'm not saying he's Larry Fitzgerald, but I don't think he has to be exactly one of those guys to succeed. I think Bryant will be an impact player right away at the next level, and should be a star receiver in the NFL.

    Pros
    o+ Explosive; Gets to top speed quickly and is sudden off the snap
    o+ Elite Leaping Ability, excels at going up and getting the ball
    o+ Body Control, is able to control himself very well in the air
    o+ Hands, catches the ball away from his body with big, strong hands
    o+ Size, at a chiseled, well-built, and long 6'1 3/4 215
    o+ Ability to create after the catch, explosive, physical, and fast
    o+ Deep Speed, has great vertical speed and really separates after the catch
    o+ Great feet, surprisingly nimble feet make him great in phone-booth
    o+ Makes tough catches in traffic, is tough over the middle and runs hard
    o+ Production, unbelievable output when on the field
    o+ Vertical Threat
    o+ Experience as a Punt Returner

    Cons
    o- Sat out most of 2009-10 season
    o- Has a lot to prove physically at the NFL Combine
    o- Only one year of major production; inexperienced
    o- Raw route-runner, will need to see extra reps
    o- Minor character concerns
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    just glancing over, great work Pudge!


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      Originally posted by princefielder28 View Post
      just glancing over, great work Pudge!
      Of course. No one's going to finish reading this in one sitting. Use the index, find what you're interested in and let me know what you think. A lot of words for one post.

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      • #4
        Agreed. Great work and a fun read.

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          Wow Pudge....

          Incredible!

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          • #6
            Really nice work Pudge's.

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              I've been looking forward to these for a while now. You really went above and beyond.

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                Completely agreed on Graham and Bryant...sums up my thoughts on them exactly.

                Gerhart looks like a possible Shonn Greene candidate.

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                  Love the effort involved. That's a lot to digest, but I did skim through it. One of the best posts of the year.

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                  • #10
                    danario alexander
                    george selvie
                    D'anthony smith
                    dezmon briscoe
                    linval joseph
                    anthony mccoy

                    should be higher than you have them. before and after the combine i'm thinking they're all at least second round picks.

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                      Originally posted by nofalcons10 View Post
                      danario alexander
                      george selvie
                      D'anthony smith
                      dezmon briscoe
                      linval joseph
                      anthony mccoy

                      should be higher than you have them. before and after the combine i'm thinking they're all at least second round picks.
                      I expected someone to raise a question about Alexander. The fact is, I don't think the Combine helps his stock much as compared to other receivers in this class he's not very quick, sudden, and is a bit too tight in the hips. Alexander's isn't slow, but I don't see how he will get separation at the next level at more than a #4 WR level, maybe #3. He has serious injury questions also and some things are going to be examined heavily at the Combine. Expect Danario's medical exam to be one of those marked down on scouts' lists as one to watch. In the end, I just don't think he end up too high in this draft but we'll see things a bit more clearly in February.

                      I agree that McCoy could very well be drafted by the end of the 2nd. It all depends on who needs Tight Ends.

                      Dezmon Briscoe is a guy that just doesn't jump out at me. He's a solid athlete, and was a productive player in college. He has size, above average speed, body control, and displays good hands. Still, I have serious questions about Dezmon's feet and his ability to run routes and get separation at the next level. He's not a great creator after the catch and is more of a north-south guy with not a whole lot of wiggle. He may be a bit low on my board now, but I'm really waiting to see what happens with him at the Combine in his tests and interviews.

                      I don't think there is any way Selvie gets himself back in the 2nd Round picture. He had a very average week in Mobile to go along with a rather average performance the last two seasons. There is no question Selvie possesses some ability as a pass-rusher, and a good amount of length as a 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB. Still, he's not consistently explosive, isn't particularly strong, and may not be fast enough or good enough in space to make the transition to Linebacker. I think Selvie will be a Day Three Pick (4th-7th Round).

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                        Originally posted by ThePudge View Post
                        I expected someone to raise a question about Alexander. The fact is, I don't think the Combine helps his stock much as compared to other receivers in this class he's not very quick, sudden, and is a bit too tight in the hips. Alexander's isn't slow, but I don't see how he will get separation at the next level at more than a #4 WR level, maybe #3. He has serious injury questions also and some things are going to be examined heavily at the Combine. Expect Danario's medical exam to be one of those marked down on scouts' lists as one to watch. In the end, I just don't think he end up too high in this draft but we'll see things a bit more clearly in February.

                        I agree that McCoy could very well be drafted by the end of the 2nd. It all depends on who needs Tight Ends.

                        Dezmon Briscoe is a guy that just doesn't jump out at me. He's a solid athlete, and was a productive player in college. He has size, above average speed, body control, and displays good hands. Still, I have serious questions about Dezmon's feet and his ability to run routes and get separation at the next level. He's not a great creator after the catch and is more of a north-south guy with not a whole lot of wiggle. He may be a bit low on my board now, but I'm really waiting to see what happens with him at the Combine in his tests and interviews.

                        I don't think there is any way Selvie gets himself back in the 2nd Round picture. He had a very average week in Mobile to go along with a rather average performance the last two seasons. There is no question Selvie possesses some ability as a pass-rusher, and a good amount of length as a 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB. Still, he's not consistently explosive, isn't particularly strong, and may not be fast enough or good enough in space to make the transition to Linebacker. I think Selvie will be a Day Three Pick (4th-7th Round).
                        to the point about alexander and separation, i have to say that being a saints fan and having watched marques colston the past four years and having observed terrell owens' development in san fran early in his career i believe that alexander's ability to compete for jump balls is underrated and he has very good body control across the middle of the field and can even compete for deep passes against smaller corners like terrell owens. i've seen this kid go up for 10-15 yarders like colston and just come down with the ball everytime. he runs the stop-and-go and post routes alot like terrell owens and his drag routes and slants are as good as larry fitzgerald's.

                        i've seen elements of all three wideouts in this kid that makes him very special. alot of folks note that when he gets in open space he is never caught from behind. colston is a one-speed guy but alexander accelerates better like fitzgerald.

                        i've been studying him since october as a possible compliment to colston for drew brees. he'll

                        most of the traits i'm describing happens after 2:00. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTDP19DFQjk

                        -the colston like catches at 2:54 against osu and texas
                        http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-orlean...000d5d815c570c

                        -the fitzgerald and owens like catches against K-state http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Ys0iEpz8A
                        -the stop-and-go against Kansas deep and the open-field speed on the slant
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbbaDcyR0-4


                        briscoe reminds me alot of chad johnson as a prospect. almost identical in size and speed and ability and i believe more college production.

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz6V06jEbnk

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKUKM...eature=related


                        george selvie is a long-armed prospect (34" arms) and is very underrated against the run. he finished his career with 69.5 career tackles for a loss.
                        for the saints sake i do hope you are right and he falls to the 4th round. i'd be ecstatic to take him there.

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                          i forgot to mention that slower guys like colston and johnson get open alot due to pump-fakes, play-action passes and double-moves in addition to height and leaping ability.

                          another guy you may want to keep an eye on is joe webb (6'3 223 35"arms) reportedly looked good in practice. may wind up being a 3rd rounder.

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                            Not sure about Iupati in your Senior Bowl winners, I didn't think he looked that great in the game personally, and I don't think the practices can make up for that.

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                              No Andrew Quarless in your TE ratings?

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