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QB Brandon Weeden Shines at Senior Bowl Practices

Senior Bowl Players – Practices

Photo - QB Brandon Weeden - Oklahoma St

For Senior Bowl Players / Roster go www.Seniorbowl.com The Official site for the Senior Bowl - ‘The Premier All-star Classic of College Football’

Senior Bowl Practices
Thursday’s North morning practice was moved inside due to rain.

QBs Nick Foles of Arizona and Ryan Lindlay of San Diego St displayed strong arms over the week. They struggled with accuracy at times. They need good performances in the game Saturday to elevate their stock. Oklahoma St QB Brandon Weeden showed a very good arm and a very accurate touch. He took command of the offense quickly and is a prospect who helped his cause significantly over the practices. With a strong game performance, he may be able to overcome his one liability his age. A baseball career postponed his college football career and he is currently 28 years old.

Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson faced the tape on Monday and came in at just 5’10 5/8” that is too short for an NFL QB. He impressed with his mobility and accuracy on the move. He made a quick command of the offense, though his pocket passing was marginal with limited vision and passing lanes. QB Kellen Moore of Boise St has shown nice accuracy, though marginal arm strength. Both Wilson and Moore display very good intangibles and understanding of their offense. They need good performances in the game to elevate their stock and show they can play the position at the next level.

Draft Insiders.com will have an extensive Senior Bowl and East-West report in early February Newsletter

Arizona WR Juron Criner has impressed in passing drills, showing excellent hands and good ball skills. He has moved up the charts significantly. WR T.J. Graham of NC St. came in at over 5' 11 and 182 lbs. He was quick off the line and had a burst to get by corners in the vertical game. He has good speed and a big NFL Combine could elevate him further. Arkansas WR Jo Adams was also very fast and quick while showing sure hands. Texas A&M’s Jeff Fuller has had a tough week catching the ball and separating in coverage. He needs a good performance in the game to recover some lost ground. California WR Marvin Jones was impressive in passing drills showing good movement skills and body control. WR Brian Quick of Appalachian St. has fit right in to a bigger stage. He moves fluidly and snatches the ball naturally and uses his great size well.

DE Quinton Coples of North Carolina combines rare triangle numbers. He showed good power and leverage on the edge. He lacks a great initial burst, but he gets penetration on power and his ability to separate when he uses sound technique. South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram is a versatile positional fit for both front sevens. He comes in at under 6’2” and 31” arm length. He shows very good leverage and power to separate with the instincts to get to the ball. DTs Kendall Reyes of UConn and DT Kheeston Randall of Texas flashed quickness and power from the inside. Reyes was very quick and gained consistent interior penetration. Washington DT Alameda Ta’amu was an inside force and held the point well, showing excellent lower body power. Alabama LB Courtney Upshaw is one of the top OLB prospects who came in at 273 lbs. He fits both the ILB and OLB spot in a 3-4 scheme and holds the point of attack very well.

North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins has been very impressive in coverage. He came in just under 5’10” and a solid 191 lbs. He is very strong and aggressive that allows him to jam consistently at the line. He broke up a number of passes showing the ability to open his hips and run with receivers. He did get beat deep a few times being overly aggressive. CBs Dwight Bentley of Louisiana-Lafayette, Brandon Boykin of Georgia and Alfonzo Dennard of Nebraska has made strong showings in passing drills. Bentley is a smallish quick defender with excellent hips to run stride for stride with receivers. He has the ball skills to help a club in multiple sets. Boykin displayed a quick burst on the ball and oval good recognition skills. He matches up well and plays the ball nicely in coverage. Dennard shows a physical game in both run support and coverage. He has active hands and can push receivers off their route. Boston College CB Donnie Fletcher is a big agile corner who was physical at the line and capable of matchup up with bigger receivers. He has long arms to battle for the ball with good recognition skills. CB Josh Norman - 6'2" / 190 lbs. of Coastal Carolina was added to the game after a strong showing at the East-West game. He has excellent size with the ability to recognize and close on the ball. He plays the ball well relying on his long arms and fine leaping to deflect passes.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl Week is Underway!

Senior Bowl Week is Underway!.

Mobile, AL. - Senior Bowl Week 2012 is off and running with the arrival of the top senior college football players this weekend. Senior Bowl players underwent physicals, filled out questionnaires and then met with their respective coaching staffs. The Minnesota Vikings will be coaching the North squad this week, while the Washington Redskins will head up the South.

While the day was filled with anticipation and excitement for many of the nation’s top NFL draft prospects, a few Senior Bowlers had mixed emotions on Sunday. With the passing of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno dominating the news, former Nittany Lions Jack Crawford and D’Anton Lynn met with the media on Sunday to share their thoughts on the legendary coach.

The first official rosters were announced on Sunday. Among the new additions were Cincinnati defensive lineman Derek Wolfe, California wide receiver Marvin Jones and Texas A&M defensive lineman Tony Jerod-Eddie. Jerod-Eddie will line up alongside the likes of North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples on the South defensive line this week. Coples addressed the media Sunday at a kickoff press conference.

“Just go out and have fun,” Coples said. “It’s set up to be a fun bowl and have a great experience, and at the same time, it’s a business and you have to approach it as a business. But most important, you just have to go out and have fun and compete with the most elite college athletes in America.”

Senior Bowl Week continues today with the National Scouting Weigh-In in the morning followed by the first practice sessions of the week. Both teams will hit the field at 2:45pm (CT) Monday, with the South working out at Fairhope Municipal Stadium and the North practicing at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. All practices are free and open to the public.

Tickets for the 2012 Senior Bowl are currently available for purchase at the Senior Bowl ticket office (151 Dauphin Street), online at www.seniorbowl.com or by calling (251) 432-4109.

About the Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl is college football’s premier senior showcase event, annually featuring the nation’s best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams coached by NFL coaching staffs. Senior Bowl practices and game week festivities are attended by more than 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from all 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention. For more information on the 2012 Senior Bowl please visit the bowl’s website at www.seniorbowl.com.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Draft – Record 65 Underclassmen Enter NFL Draft 2012

NFL Draft - 65 Underclassmen Enter NFL Draft 2012

Photo - TE Dwayne Allen - Clemson

The National Football League announced Thursday the names of 65 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2012 NFL Draft, to be held April 26-28 in New York. The 65 underclassmen set a new record for young players entering the NFL Draft. Each of the 65 players has met the league's three-year eligibility rule, and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 15.

Last January, a record 56 underclassmen declared for the NFL Draft 2011. For the NFL Draft 2010, 53 underclassmen decided to turn pro early. Prior years had 53 in 2009 draft, 40 in 2008, 48 in 2007, 49 in 2006, 43 in 2005, 54 in 2004, 43 in 2003, 54 in 2002 and 31 in 2001.

The NFL draft will kick off in prime time for the third consecutive year. The first round will be held Thursday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m. ET. Rounds 4 through 7 will be held on Saturday, April 28 at noon ET.

Underclassmen Entering the NFL Draft 2012
Alvester Alexander, RB, Wyoming
Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson
Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State
Mike Ball, RB, Nevada
Jamison Berryhill, RB, Texas
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Michael Brockers, DT, Louisiana State
Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State
Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State
Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
Morris Claiborne, DB, Louisiana State
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
David DeCastro, G, Stanford
Tiree Eure, TE, Minnesota
Marcus Forston, DT, Miami
Stephon Gilmore, DB, South Carolina
Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
Dorian Graham, WR, Syracuse
Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
Jewel Hampton, RB, Southern Illinois
Cliff Harris, DB, Oregon
Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama
Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State
Max Holloway, DE, Boston College
Jayron Hosley,, DB, Virginia Tech
Janzen Jackson, DB, McNeese State
LaMichael James, RB, Oregon
Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Aldarius Johnson, WR, Miami
Damaris Johnson, WR, Tulsa
Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
Matt Kalil, OT, Southern California
Dre Kirkpatrick, DB, Alabama
Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
Ronnell Lewis, DE, Oklahoma
Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
Terrell Manning, LB, North Carolina State
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State
Eric Page, WR, Toledo
Donte Paige-Moss, DE, North Carolina
Nick Perry, DE, Southern California
Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple
Ken Plue, G, Purdue
Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
Rueben Randle, WR, Louisiana State
Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
Josh Robinson, DB, Central Florida
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Darrell Scott, RB, South Florida
Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon
Johnny Thomas, DB, Oklahoma State
Phillip Thomas, DB, Syracuse
Barrett Trotter, QB, Auburn
Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami
Brandon Washington, OT, Miami
David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes ‘College Football Mondays’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time.

DraftInsiders.com All-Rookie Team - 49er's Aldon Smith Scouting Report Yearbook 2011

DraftInsiders.com 2011 All-Rookie Team

Photo - LB Aldon Smith - 49ers (Missouri)

Offensive Rookie of the Year - QB Cam Newton - Panthers
Defensive Rookie of the Year - LB Aldon Smith - 49ers

Aldon Smith - Scouting report from Draft Insiders' 2011 Yearbook below

2011 All-Rookie Team
Cam Newton - Panthers

Running Backs
DeMarco Murray - Cowboys
Mark Ingram - Saints

Wide Receivers
A.J. Green - Bengals
Julio Jones - Falcons

Tight End
Kyle Rudolph - Vikings

Mike Pouncey - Dolphins

Stefen Wisniewski - Raiders
Danny Watkins – Eagles

Offensive Tackles
Tyron Smith - Cowboys
Nate Solder - Patriots

Defensive Ends
J.J. Watt - Texans
Adrian Clayborn - Bucs

Defensive Tackles
Marcell Dareus - Bills
Phil Taylor - Browns

Aldon Smith - 49ers
Von Miller - Broncos
Ryan Kerrigan - Redskins

Patrick Peterson - Cardinals
Jimmy Smith - Ravens

Joe Lefeged - Colts
Chris Harris - Broncos

Dan Bailey - Cowboys

Matt Bosher - Falcons

Punt Returner
Patrick Peterson - Cardinals

Kickoff Returner
Randall Cobb - Packers

Aldon Smith - scouting report from Draft Insiders' 2011 Yearbook
* Aldon Smith #85 - 6’5” 265 lbs. - Missouri - Sp. 4.75 Rating 92
Hindu Theory - Demarcus Ware

Imposing athletic junior defensive end declared for the NFL Draft after a career that featured numerous big plays on the outside the past two seasons. Aldon has freakish athletic ability and actually has the movement skills of a 240 lb. athlete rather than a 265 lb defender. He is coming off a strong short two-year career in the Big 12 where he earned first team honors each season. He is a blue chip athlete who runs very well and has developed into a terrific edge rusher that allowed him to make impact plays from his first season with the Tigers. He is a tall angular defender with very strong hands and the athleticism to play both up and down off the edge to fit either pro scheme. He is the rare defender in that he can be an impact defender both up as an attack linebacker or down as a weakside end in a 4-3 alignment. Most tweener types do not rank high in both schemes and most actually fail as pros in either or both defensive sets. He is a quick twitch defender with the initial burst of speed on the snap to be a major disruptive force off the edge. He plays with a high motor and combined with his excellent athleticism ranks him among the premier defenders in this blue chip crop of defensive linemen. He has a long wiry frame with surprising strength and good technique to be a consistent factor as a pass rusher, though he needs some hand development and overall strength work to realize his full potential. He has developed a sudden first step off the edge that wins early on the down where his explosive speed is difficult to contain. He has been a major force the past two seasons, showing big play ability along with very good football intelligence and instincts to be a consistent playmaker. Despite his incredible size, he is an athlete that fits the classic tweener role with equal ability to fit both schemes and perform at a high level. He has the talent to be an impact defender in both pro schemes that gives his club a very unique defender to change alignments often and on the clock to create many favorable mismatches. He is an excellent fit as an edge pass rusher in the 4-3 set where his quick feet and hands help him get up the field quickly and run the arc. Over his final season, he made 48 tackles, 10 TFL, 1 forced fumble, 2 PBU and 5.5 sacks, earning 1st team Big 12 honors while playing through a leg injury that cost him three games. In ’09, he started 11 of 13 games while recording 64 tackles with 19 TFL, 11.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR and 5 PBU that earned him first team Big 12 honors. He displays the big play ability off the edge to attack the passer and be an early difference maker once he settles into the right position and scheme. He is best suited for the four-man front and weakside end spot where his combination of speed and power are ideal fits. He is a very good athlete that has natural pass rush ability that will warrant a probable top 12-15 selection. He shows further growth potential without losing his speed or his explosiveness to be an end in a 4-3 scheme. He has an athletic frame with the ability to carry 280 lbs. well that will help him to stack at the POA vs big tackles. He holds the edge well enough to stretch the play out with the top speed to make plays at the sidelines. He can have a hard time getting off blocks at the POA at times when over big tackles and needs additional hand technique development to improve his ability to separate. He has very quick and strong hands that get a powerful initial strike to gain a fast advantage with the long arms and reach to keep blockers off his body. He has the footwork to move laterally with the ability to change directions fast and counter inside. He has very good speed, showing the pursuit skills to make plays on the perimeter and the ability to drop in coverage despite limited experience in that role. He has the primary asset to be a difference maker in his ability is to get to the QB with the upside to be a major impact defender. At the NFL Combine, he checked in at over 6’4” and 263 lbs with 353/8” arms. He did 20 reps and ran a fine 4.82 time with a 34” VJ and a 9’10” BJ in a strong performance. He is similar to DeMarcus Ware and Willie McGinest in size, AA and upside potential. This is a blue chip prospect with Pro Bowl type skills, especially from a speed standpoint and functional strength numbers. With his hand on the ground, he may best resemble Ware and equally fast off the edge. Athlete with well-developed pass rushing skills and capable of being a pro impact performer. He will be a hot prospect for many teams, but especially clubs like the 49ers, Texans, Rams and Lions. He has excellent upside potential to become an early starter in a 4-3 set. Fast rising premier prospect with impact ability and early Pro Bowl talent.
Draft Projection: 1st Round

QB Aaron Rodgers & LB Terrell Suggs Head Draft Insiders' 2011 All-Pro Team

DraftInsiders.com 2011 All-Pro Team

Photo - Aaron Rodgers - Packers


Aaron Rodgers - Packers

Running Backs
Maurice Jones-Drew - Jaguars
Arian Foster - Texans

Wide Receivers
Calvin Johnson - Lions
Victor Cruz - Giants

Tight end
Rob Gronkowski - Patriots

Maurkice Pouncey - Steelers

Jahri Evans - Saints
Carl Nicks - Saints

Offensive Tackles
Jake Long - Dolphins
Joe Thomas - Browns

Defensive Ends

NFL Draft 2012 Selection Order - Colts are ‘On the Clock’!

NFL Draft 2012 Selection Order - The Colts are ‘On the Clock’!

Photo - DL Jared Crick - Nebraska

The Colts hold the first overall choice of the NFL Draft 2012 this April after a terrible season that saw them win only two games all year. Their poor performance cost longtime GM Bill Polian his job after a successful tenure that earned the Colts a Super Bowl title in 2007. Head coach Jim Caldwell currently holds his job as several NFL teams sign new HC and GMs with most clubs in postseason schedules. The Colts hired former Eagles Director Ryan Grigson as their new General Manager in early January. He has had an excellent track record as a personnel evaluator. He takes over an aging roster that has been an annual playoff club until the poor 2011 season.

The top overall selection should be QB Andrew Luck regardless if the Colts retain the pick or trades the selection, most likely within the top ten overall choices.

* Playoff team / y - coin flip to determine order / Conference title & Super Bowl games will determine the final positions

# Team - W-L - Opp W-L %
1 Indianapolis - 2-14 .539
2 St. Louis - 2-14 .590
3 Minnesota - 3-13 .559
4 Cleveland - 4-12 .531
5 Tampa Bay - 4-12 .551
6 Washington - 5-11 .477
7 Jacksonville - 5-11 .500
y 8/9 Carolina - 6-10 .504
y 8/9 Miami - 6-10 .504
10 Buffalo - 6-10 .520
y 11/12 Kansas City - 7-9 .512
y 11/12 Seattle - 7-9 .512
13 Arizona - 8-8 .469
14 Dallas - 8-8 .473
15 Philadelphia - 8-8 .488
16 NY Jets - 8-8 .500
17 Cincinnati (Oakland) - 8-8 .504
18 San Diego - 8-8 .516
19 Chicago - 8-8 .527
20 Tennessee - 9-7 .461
21 Cincinnati - 9-7 .492
22 Cleveland (Atlanta) - 10-6 .480
23 Detroit -10-6 .535
24 Pittsburgh - 12-4 .492
25 Denver - 8-8 .520
26 Houston - 10-6 .453
27 New England (New Orleans) - 13-3 .441
28 Green Bay - 15-1 .457
29 * NY Giants - 9-7 .520
30 * Baltimore -12-4 .477
31 * San Francisco - 13-3 .449
32 * New England - 13-3 .449

Team tie-breaking procedure for the NFL Draft
If two or more clubs are tied in the selection order, the strength-of-schedule tie breaker is applied, subject to the following exceptions for playoff clubs:

1. The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last.
2. Any non-Super Bowl playoff club involved in a tie shall be assigned priority within its segment below that of non-playoff clubs and in the order that the playoff clubs exited from the playoffs. Within a tied segment a playoff club that loses in the Wild-Card game will have priority over a playoff club that loses in the Divisional playoff game that in turn will have priority over a club that loses in the Conference Championship game. If two tied clubs exited the playoffs in the same round, the tie is broken by strength of schedule.

If any ties cannot be broken by strength of schedule, the divisional or conference tie breakers, when applicable, are applied. Any ties that still exist are broken by a coin flip.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes ‘College Football Mondays’ weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time.

Richardson, Randle, Kirkpatrick & Claiborne Join NFL Draft

Richardson, Randle, Kirkpatrick & Claiborne Join Underclassmen Group - Pro Prospects 2012 - Updated Jan. 15th
Ranked by value

Photo - RB Trent Richardson - Alabama

Today is the final declaration date for the NFL Draft 2012. The ranks of the underclassmen added many blue chip prospects with players from the national champion title game with Alabama’s Trent Richardson, Dre Kirkpatrick and Donta Hightower and LSU’s Morris Claiborne, Reuben Randle and Michael Brockers all opted to declare for the NFL Draft 2012. Richardson is coming off an outstanding performance where he was the workhorse for the Tide ground game.

Kirkpatrick, Hightower, Claiborne and Bookers all strengthen a talented defensive group that should dominate the early rounds of the draft. Kirkpatrick and Claiborne are the top two cornerbacks and figure in the top of the first round. There postseason performances will determine who emerges as the top overall corner prospect. LB Hightower was a key defender in the dominant Tide defense and is expected to be among the top linebackers and possible 1st round selection with a strong postseason. DT Brockers was a surprising addition to this class. He has excellent physical skills that will warrant an early selection despite raw talent at this point of his career. He has enormous upside potential as an interior defender.

The BCS national title game will produce several blue chip underclassmen that will have a huge impact on the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2012. The national title game has produced 5 top prospects for the NFL Draft 2012 with most players already having made their decisions about turning pro.

We will have daily updates to the list this week with an extensive underclassmen report in our January 2012 Newsletter out next week. Players have three days after the January 15th deadline to rescind their decision and return to the college ranks. LSU wideout Russell Shepard has already changed his mind and returned to the college ranks for his final season in college.

w - Declared for NFL Draft / r - Returning to School / y - suspended

Offensive Players

w - Andrew Luck - 6'4" 235 - Stanford
w - Robert Griffin - 6’2” 225 - Baylor
r - Matt Barkley - 6’2” 225 - Southern Cal
r - Landry Jones - 6’4” 230 - Oklahoma
w - Brock Osweiler - 6'8" 235 - Arizona St.
w - Darron Thomas - 6'3" 215 - Oregon

Running Backs
w - Trent Richardson - 5’10 225 - Alabama
w - Lamar Miller - 5’11” 215 - Miami (Fl)
w - LaMichael James - 5’9” 185 - Oregon
w - Chris Polk - 5’10” 215 - Washington
w - David Wilson - 5’10” 205 - Virginia Tech
w - Bernard Pierce - 6’ 220 - Temple
r - Montee Ball - 5’11” 215 - Wisconsin
Christine Michael - 5’11” 215 - Texas A&M
r - Andre Ellington - 5’9” 190 - Clemson
w - Edwin Baker - 5’9” 210 - Michigan St.
w - Ronnie Hillman - 5’9” 210 - San Diego St.
w - Robert Turbin - 5’10” 220 - Utah St.
w - Darrell Scott - 6’1” 230 - South Florida
w - Mike Ball - 5’10” 215 - Nevada
w - Jewel Hampton - 5'10" 210 - Southern Illinois
w - Alvester Alexander - 5’10“ 210 - Wyoming
w - Bryce Brown - 5'11" 220 - Kansas St
r - Knile Davis - 5’10 - 220 - Arkansas

Wide Receivers
w - Justin Blackmon - 6’1” 210 - Oklahoma St
w - Alshon Jeffery - 6’4” 235 - South Carolina
w - Rueben Randle - 6’3” 210 - LSU
w - Mohamed Sanu - 6’2” 210 - Rutgers
w - Eric Page - 5’10” 185 - Toledo
w - Tommy Streeter - 6’5” 210 - Miami
w - Stephen Hill - 6'5" 200 - Georgia Tech
w - Chris Givens - 6’ 200 - Wake Forest
w - Dorian Graham - 5’10” 185 - Syracuse
w y - Damaris Johnson - 5’8” 170 - Tulsa
r - Russell Shepard - 6' 185 - LSU

Tight Ends
w - Dwayne Allen - 6’4” 255 - Clemson
w - Orson Charles - 6’3” 245 - Georgia
r - Tyler Eifert - 6’4” 240 - Notre Dame

Offensive Linemen
w - Matt Kalil - 6’6” 300 - Southern Cal
w - Jonathan Martin - 6’6” 305 - Stanford
w - Riley Reiff - 6’5” 310 - Iowa
w - Bobbie Massie - 6’6” 315 - Mississippi
D.J. Fluker - 6’6” 330 - Alabama
r - Ricky Wagner - 6’5” 325 - Wisconsin

Guards & Centers
w - David DeCastro - 6’4” 310 - Stanford
r - Barrett Jones - 6’5” 315 - Alabama
w - Peter Konz - 6’4” 315 - Wisconsin
w - Brandon Washington - 6’4” 320 - Miami
Larry Warford - 6’3” 330 - Kentucky

Defensive Players

w - Whitney Merilus - 6’4” 265 - Illinois
w - Nick Perry - 6’5” 255 - Southern Cal
w - Chandler Jones 6’4” 260 – Syracuse
w - Olivier Vernon - 6’4” 265 - Miami
w - Max Holloway - 6'2" 250 - B.C.
Alex Okafor - 6’4” 260 - Texas
r - Devin Taylor - 6’6” 250 - South Carolina
r - Sam Montgomery - 6’4” 250 – LSU

w - Jerel Worthy - 6’3” 310 - Michigan St
w - Dontari Poe - 6’5” 350 - Memphis
w - Fletcher Cox - 6'4" 300 - Mississippi St
w - Michael Brockers - 6’6” 300 - LSU
Kawann Short - 6'3" 300 - Purdue
w - Marcus Forston - 6’3” 300 - Miami
r - Sylvester Williams - 6'3" 320 - North Carolina
r - Josh Boyd - 6'4" 300 - Mississippi St

w - Luke Kuechly - 6’2’ 235 - Boston College
w - Ronnell Lewis - 6'2" 245 - Oklahoma
w - Vontaze Burfict - 6’3” 250 - Arizona St
w - Donta Hightower - 6’2” 250 - Alabama
w - Donta Paige-Moss - 6’4” 250 - North Carolina
w - Terrell Manning - 6’2” 235 - North Carolina St.
w - Jonathan Massaquoi - 6’2” 250 - Troy
r - Manti Te'O - 6’2” 255 - Notre Dame
r - Brandon Jenkins - 6’3” 255 - Florida St.
r - Jarvis Jones - 6'2" 240 - Georgia
r - Khaseem Green - 6'1" 225 - Rutgers
r - Kevin Riddick - 6’1” 240 - North Carolina
Shane Skov - 6’2” 245 - Stanford

w - Dre Kirkpatrick - 6’2” 195 - Alabama
w - Morris Claiborne - 5’11” 180 - LSU
w - Stephon Gilmore - 6’1” 195 - South Carolina
w - Cliff Harris - 5’11” 180 - Oregon
w - Jayron Hosley - 5’11” 175 - Virginia Tech
w - Josh Robinson - 5’9” 185 - Central Florida
r - Greg Reid - 5’9” 185 - Florida St.
r - Johnthan Banks - 6’1” 185 - Mississippi St.
r - Rod Sweeting - 6’1” 185 - Georgia Tech

w - Phillip Thomas - 5'11" 200 - Syracuse
r - T.J. McDonald - 6’2” 205 - Southern Cal
r - Ray-Ray Armstrong - 6’4” 215 - Miami
r - Robert Lester - 6’1” 210 - Alabama

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc forthe past 18 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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