Originally Posted by JK17
Yeah looks like we got the wrong Merriweather tho... haha
Any of you guys know a lot of info about them? I know my fair share about the draft but to me right now all these guys are is names. I'm sure a couple will make the roster, particularly the O-Line but I'd be curious to see how many if any of the RB's make it, to get an eventual replacement for Turner.
I copied this directly from another board and don't know where/how he got the analysis.
Jyles Tucker, DE, Wake Forest - Suspended 3 games in college for breaking team rules. Solid athlete with decent upside, Tucker projects to a situational outside linebacker. Flashes on a game to game basis and lacks consistency in every regard. Great change of direction skills. Undisciplined.
Reggie Merriweather, RB, Clemson - Former starter. Short yet strong running back who can be a load on the inside. Runs with good lean, quickness and has a burst through the hole and loves to pick up yardage off initial contact. Not a threat catching the ball and a hesitant decision maker. Change of back potential.
Andre Coleman, DE, Albany (SUNY) - True sleeper. Not very big for his position but is surprisingly strong. Has a major "nasty streak." Wants to kick butt on every play and will do just that if opponents don't set the tone early. Struggles against huge linemen but doesn't give up. Star potential at either DE or NT.
Antwan Applewhite, DE, San Diego State - One dimensional pass rusher who has good speed and wont give up on the play. Small for a DE but projects very well to a 3-4 outside linebacker. Very good at changing direction and has good backpedaling skills. Potential starter given time to develop other skills. Long term linebacker project.
Nick Roach, LB, Northwestern - Explosive football player who can cover sideline to sideline. Very intelligent and has good diagnosis skills. Adept at dropping back into coverage but isn't a big hitter and will get dragged back often. (Remind you of someone?) Injury prone.
Barry Cryer, DT, Nebraska - Anchored a dominant run defense for the Cornhuskers. Excels in run blocking and taking up space. Too light to be a nose tackle and will compete for a roster spot as backup defensive end. Overshadowed by Ola Dagunduro his senior year. Can be converted to offensive line.
Anthony Arline, CB, Baylor - Big cornerback/safety tweener with very fast speed and compares to a lesser athletic Antonio Cromartie. Very inconsistent in his play and doesn't really have a strong point in coverage but is decent at both man and zone coverage. Very very raw.
Eldra Buckley, RB, Tennessee Chattanooga - Very fast prospect. Short but not small player who performed very well despite having little talent around him. Can read gaps but lacks middle acceleration despite good max speed and great inital acceleration. Probably not drafted due to a major injury in his final game at the college level. Good upside.
Sergio Gilliam, CB, Clemson - Terrific athlete who has very little experience due to being buried on the depth chart his whole collegiate career. Can play safety and corner. Underachiever.
Jeremy Sheffey, OG, West Virginia - Undersized guard who is good at pulling and trapping. Has the "nasty streak" A.J. likes. Stiff back and plays way too high. Needs to bulk up big time as he couldn't cope with the bull rush even at the collegiate level. Backup potential.
Louis Leonard, DT, Fresno State - Nose tackle project who has the athletic tools but lacked the production in college. Adequate pass rushing abilities with exceptional run stopping ability. He wasn't in shape for most of the season and I question his work ethic. Major upside.
Erik Robertson, OL, California - Underrated guard who is physically strong and immensely intelligent but lacks the feet and flexibility to play guard in the NFL. Nick Hardwick-esque body with experience. Long term center project.
Miguel Merrick, S, Iowa - Good closing speed and a physical defender that can change direction. Solid player who won't wow you. High level of awareness and is quick to pick up the open man. Struggles with his back to the ball. Very good special teams player and projects well with his great recognition when playing zone. Very aggressive player. Undeveloped player.
Mike Jones, OG, Iowa - Widely regarded as a fourth round talent, Jones is a scrappy blue collar worker who has started since his freshman year at Iowa. Great at trapping and absolutely loves blocking at the second level. Adequate pass blocking for the NFL level. Isn't an eye popping athlete but will get the job done. Needs to add bulk and work on feet movement. Capable of securing a roster spot immediately. Guard depth.
Jarret Hicks, WR, Texas Tech - Great speed and direction change ability with good tackle breaking ability after the catch. A little raw, but he produced in college. Academic problems and inflated stats are questions as are his inconsistency and lack of awareness. Will compete with Naanee as the Chargers next projects at wide receiver. Long term wide receiver project.
Mark Bihl, C, Michigan - Another hard working prospect with questionable athleticism. Very smart and intense he can be a career backup. Possible center depth.
Germaine Race, RB, Pittsburg State - North/South runner with great instincts and good vision. Not overly athletic and lacks the agility to be more than a short yardage back. Can be moved to fullback.