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    I gotta give credit to the guy who does all of these on extreme skins they are great so props to Park City Skins. I decided to just post em up here for people interested. I know its a lot to read but its good info!

    Round 1(#13)

    Brian Orakpo (DE)
    Height: 6'3"
    Weight: 263
    College: Texas
    Conference: Big 12
    Hometown: Houston, TX
    High School: Lamar
    View Combine Page >>

    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.7 seconds
    Bench Press : 31.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 39.5 inches

    Orakpo, a product of the Texas training program, came to the university as a lanky basketball player, but is leaving the school as a rock-solid defensive end.

    He worked his way up the depth chart to earn a starting job as a junior. Despite lost time in each of his last two years due to knee injuries, he filled his mantelpiece this winter, capturing Big Twelve Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors. He also claimed the Lombardi Award (best lineman), Nagurski Trophy (best defensive player) and Hendricks Award (best defensive end).

    When Orakpo arrived on campus as a freshman, he weighed 210 pounds. He has added over 50 pounds of muscle to his frame, yet still maintains a body fat level of just eight percent. Teammate and fellow defensive lineman Roy Miller says that Orakpo transformed from Steve Urkel into Arnold Schwarzenegger over the past five years. One of the strongest members of the team, he was named the nation's top workout warrior by ESPN. In a recent workout exhibition, he bench pressed 515 pounds, with a 600-pound squat and a 380-pound power clean.

    At Lamar High School, Orakpo lettered three times in football as a defensive end. He was a two-time first-team All-District selection and helped his team to a 29-8 mark in those three seasons. He also saw action at tight end. In his final season, he was tabbed second-team All-Greater Houston and All-District 18-5A, despite missing one-third of his year with an injury.

    Orakpo managed to register 36 tackles, nine quarterback sacks and 12 stops for loss in 2003, helping the team compile an 11-2 record to reach the state quarterfinals. As a junior, the All-District and All-Greater Houston choice was credited with 10 sacks as his team went to the regional finals. He also lettered in basketball during his freshman through junior years.

    Orakpo suited up for the first two games of the 2004 season for Texas, but the coaches decided it was best to redshirt their lanky first-year player. The following season, he appeared in 13 games, starting the Baylor clash at "quick" defensive end, a position manned by Brian Robison. Orakpo posted 19 tackles (11 solo) with a sack, three stops for losses and nine pressures in 2005.

    Robison still held on to the defensive end job in 2006, but eventually shared time with Orakpo. An intense offseason weight-training program helped Orakpo return to fall drills as a 248-pounder. He started vs. Ohio State and played in reserve the rest of the season, but registered 17 tackles (13 solo) to go with five sacks and five pressures.

    With both starting ends having departed, Orakpo laid claim to the quick end position, starting eight of the nine games he appeared in. A right knee sprain vs. Arkansas State sidelined the junior for four contests. He would collect 27 tackles (19 solos) to go with 5.5 sacks and seven pressures, but the best was yet to come.

    Round 3(#80)

    Kevin Barnes (CB)
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 187
    College: Maryland
    Conference: ACC
    Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD
    High School: Old Mill HS

    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.52 seconds
    Vertical Jump : 38.5 inches
    Broad Jump : 128.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 6.72 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 3.96 seconds

    Known as the Atlantic Coast Conference's hardest-hitting tackler, Barnes became a YouTube sensation after that service began showing the vicious hit he delivered on California's Jahvid Best early last season that caused the running back to "lose his lunch" from the bone-jarring tackle. But making sensational tackles had become a normal thing for the Terrapin defender. "That's probably the hardest hit I've ever taken in my life," Best said at the time. "It really knocked the wind out of me, and I had a little trouble breathing for the rest of the game."

    During 2008 spring camp, Barnes stopped running back Morgan Green (who outweighed him by 30 pounds) in his tracks during an intra-squad game, leaving his teammate being carried off the field. However, it was another violent collision that would bring his college career to an end. In the team's seventh game of 2008, he clobbered Wake Forest receiver D.J. Boldin as both were going for the pass, resulting in the Terps defensive back suffering a torn labrum, fractured left scapula, broken collarbone and rotator cuff damage.

    While an injury of that caliber would result in a long recovery period, Barnes proved at the NFL Combine that he was more than ready to compete in the agility tests. He had gone to great lengths to make sure he's completely healthy. Since graduating in December, he began working out at the Athletes' Performance Institute in Tempe, Arizona, along with Maryland teammate Darrius Heyward-Bey. "My primary thing was to rehab my shoulder," said Barnes. "I'm pretty much 99 percent right now."

    Round 5(#158)

    Cody Glenn (LB)
    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 244
    College: Nebraska
    Conference: Big 12
    Hometown: Rusk, TX
    High School: Rusk
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    Combine Results:
    Bench Press : 25.0 reps

    Arrived in Lincoln as a highly touted running back and is leaving a linebacker with NFL potential. He switched positions in the spring of 2008 after struggling through leg and foot injuries for 18 months. Despite his lack of experience, he earned the starting nod on the weak side and showed himself to have the mentality to play at a high level on defense. He even played in the middle during the season. His senior season did not go exactly to plan, as he played only nine games due to a suspension for violating team rules. In that time he made 51 tackles, six for loss and had four pass breakups, causing scouts to wonder what he might become with more experience.

    Round 6(#186)

    Robert Henson

    Position: OLB
    School & Year/Status: TCU - Senior
    Height & Weight: 6'1 - 229 lbs.

    2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
    Robert Henson, OLB, TCU
    Henson enrolled at Texas Christian University (TCU) in the spring of 2004. He did not play in 2004 because of his redshirt status. In 2005, Henson started two of the team's twelve games, recording 69 tackles with 8.5 of them for loss. Besides playing linebacker, Henson was one of TCU's main special teams performers. His play earned him an All Mountain West Conference honorable mention -- a feat he managed to repeat the following two seasons. Henson is a natural athlete with great agility and speed (4.61). He moves fluidly and has excellent lateral range. He lacks upper the body strength to take on double teams, and also lacks pass rushing skills. Struggling to shed blockers, Henson also tends to over pursue against the run. He has also missed some tackles and he needs to work on his fundamentals.

    Round 7(#221)

    Eddie Williams (TE)
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 239
    College: Idaho
    Conference: WAC
    Hometown: San Mateo, CA
    High School: Aragon
    View Combine Page >>

    Combine Results:
    Bench Press : 23.0 reps

    Williams looks like a fullback and plays like a wide receiver. His production (54 catches, 687 yards, six touchdowns) and leadership made him the team's 2008 Most Valuable Player. And his versatility put him on the NFL draft map. Whether it's at fullback or H-back, the versatility of the first-team All-WAC pick could make him a tough player to keep off someone's roster next September. Had an arm span of 31 3/4 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.

    Round 7(#243)

    Marko Mitchell (WR)
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 218
    College: Nevada
    Conference: WAC
    Hometown: York, Al
    High School: Sumter County
    View Combine Page >>

    Combine Results:
    40 Yard Dash : 4.49 seconds
    Bench Press : 9.0 reps
    Vertical Jump : 32.0 inches
    Broad Jump : 116.0 inches
    3 Cone Drill : 7.04 seconds
    20 Yard Shuttle : 4.33 seconds

    The Mesa (Ariz.) Community College transfer has developed into one of the country's most feared big-play threats. He's had similar production in his first two years, leading the Wolfpack in receptions (53 in 2007, 61 in 2008), receiving yards (1,129, 1,141) and receiving touchdowns (eight, ten). He ranked second in the nation averaging 21.3 yards per catch as a junior, but finally made first team All-WAC this season. Those outstanding numbers are boosted by Nevada's unique "pistol" offense, but his rare combination of height and straight-line speed makes him a difficult matchup for any cornerback. Had an arm span of 34 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

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    I honestly don't know anything about Henson although the T.C.U. defense was great against the run but Zorn said he plans on trying Henson out at MLB, but at 229 pounds??? Most likely either Henson or Glenn will have to fight for a last roster spot as a special teamer and backup linebacker. I really don't see the Eddie Williams fit. He's an H-back.

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