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NFL Office Awards 32 Compensatory Draft Selections

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NFL Office Awards 32 Compensatory Selections

As usual a total of 32 compensatory choices have been awarded to NFL teams losing more free agents than they signed last year. This year 16 teams were awarded the selections with the majority of the choices placed at the end of the 3rd thru 5th rounds.

Under the rules for compensatory draft choices, teams losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. This year a record 11 compensatory selections are placed at the end of the 3rd round with the Miami Dolphins holding the first choice with the 97th overall selection. The 4th round has 6 picks and the 5th round added 9 selections meaning that 26 of the 32 choices were granted in the top 186 overall draft selections.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

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The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, four clubs: the Los Angeles Rams (one pick), the Green Bay Packers (one pick), the Pittsburgh Steelers (two picks), and the Arizona Cardinals (three picks) qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula, but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. Each of those four clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

This year compensatory picks may be traded, a new rule change approved by clubs in 2015 that permits these draft picks to be traded beginning this spring. In addition, the Giants were penalized in January for the Walkie-Talkie violation with their 4th round selection moved to the back of the round. The final number draft order moves the Giants 4th round selection from the 130th overall pick to the 140th choice. In addition, both the team and HC Ben McAdoo were fined.

The following 2017 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia:

2017 Compensatory Draft Picks
Third Round
Round Choice/Overall Selection

33rd pick of third round; 97th overall: Miami
34th pick of third round; 98th overall: Carolina
35th pick of third round; 99th overall: Baltimore
36th pick of third round; 100th overall: Los Angeles Rams
37th pick of third round; 101st overall: Denver
38th pick of third round; 102nd overall: Seattle
39th pick of third round; 103rd overall: Cleveland
40th pick of third round; 104th overall: Kansas City
41st pick of third round; 105th overall: Pittsburgh
42nd pick of third round; 106th overall: Seattle
43rd pick of third round; 107th overall: New York Jets

Fourth Round
32nd pick of fourth round; 138th overall: Cincinnati
33rd pick of fourth round; 139th overall: Cleveland
Giants pick moved from 130th overall to the 140th overall selection
35th pick of fourth round; 141st overall: Los Angeles Rams
36th pick of fourth round; 142nd overall: Cleveland
37th pick of fourth round; 143rd overall: San Francisco
38th pick of fourth round; 144th overall: Indianapolis

Fifth Round
33rd pick of fifth round; 178th overall: Cincinnati
34th pick of fifth round; 179th overall: Denver
35th pick of fifth round; 180th overall: Miami
36th pick of fifth round; 181st overall: Arizona
37th pick of fifth round; 182nd overall: Kansas City
38th pick of fifth round; 183rd overall: Cleveland
39th pick of fifth round; 184th overall: Green Bay
40th pick of fifth round; 185th overall: New England
41st pick of fifth round; 186th overall: Miami

Sixth Round
33rd pick of the sixth round; 218th overall: Kansas City
34th pick of the sixth round; 219th overall: Cincinnati
35th pick of the sixth round; 220th overall: Kansas City

Seventh Round
33rd pick of the seventh round; 253rd overall: Cincinnati
34th pick of the seventh round; 254th overall: Denver
35th pick of the seventh round; 255th overall: Denver

The compensatory free agents lost and signed in 2016 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2017 Draft:

Free Agents By Teams - Gains/Losses
ARIZONA
Lost: Rashad Johnson; Ted Larsen; Bobby Massie; Bradley Sowell; Sean Weatherspoon; Corey White
Gained: Tyvon Branch; Evan Mathis

BALTIMORE
Lost: Kelechi Osemele; Matt Schaub; Courtney Upshaw
Gained: Benjamin Watson; Eric Weddle

CAROLINA
Lost: Josh Norman; Brad Nortman
Gained: Gino Gradkowski

CINCINNATI
Lost: Marvin Jones; Emmanuel Lamur; Reggie Nelson; Mohamed Sanu; Andre Smith

CLEVELAND
Lost: Johnson Bademosi; Travis Benjamin; Tashaun Gipson; Alex Mack; Craig Robertson; Mitchell Schwartz
Gained: Demario Davis

DENVER
Lost: David Bruton; Vernon Davis; Ryan Harris; Malik Jackson; Evan Mathis; Brock Osweiler; Danny Trevathan
Gained: Jared Crick; Russell Okung; Donald Stephenson

GREEN BAY
Lost: Casey Hayward; Scott Tolzien

INDIANAPOLIS
Lost: Coby Fleener; Jerrell Freeman; Dwight Lowery
Gained: Patrick Robinson; Scott Tolzien

KANSAS CITY
Lost: Jeff Allen; Tyvon Branch; Chase Daniel; Sean Smith; Donald Stephenson
Gained: Mitchell Schwartz

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Lost: Nick Fairley; Janoris Jenkins; Rodney McLeod

MIAMI
Lost: Rishard Matthews; Lamar Miller; Derrick Shelby; Kelvin Sheppard; Olivier Vernon
Gained: Isa Abdul-Quddus; Andre Branch

NEW ENGLAND
Lost: Akiem Hicks; Tavon Wilson
Gained: Shea McClellin

NEW YORK JETS
Lost: Demario Davis; Damon Harrison; Chris Ivory
Gained: Matt Forte; Steve McLendon

PITTSBURGH
Lost: Kelvin Beachum; Antwon Blake; Will Johnson; Steve McLendon; Sean Spence
Gained: Ladarius Green; Ryan Harris

SAN FRANCISCO
Lost: Alex Boone

SEATTLE
Lost: Bruce Irvin; Brandon Mebane; Russell Okung; J.R. Sweezy
Gained: Bradley Sowell; J'Marcus Webb

NFL Draft 2017 - January All-Star Game Schedule

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January All-Star Games 2017 Postseason Schedule
Jan. 15 - Tropical Bowl - FBS All-star Game
- Daytona Beach, Florida
www.tropicalbowl.com
Jan. 21 - NFLPA Collegiate Game- StubHub Center @ Cal St Univ, Dominguez Hills, Ca.- 1 pm - FS1
Jan. 21 - East-West Shrine - St. Petersburg, Florida - 3 pm est - NFL Network
www.shrinegame.com

Photo - WR Kenny Golladay - Northern Illinois (East-West game)

*** Senior Bowl Game - Jan 28, 2017 Mobile, Alabama - 1:30 pm CT- NFL Network ***
Weigh-in- Practices - Monday Jan 23rd thru Thursday Jan 26th

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Draft Insiders’ - All-Pro Teams

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Draft Insiders’ 2016-2017 All-Pro Teams

Offensive Player of Year - QB Matt Ryan - Falcons
Defensive Player of Year - DE/LB Khalil Mack - Oakland Raiders

Photo - QB Matt Ryan - Falcons

First Team
Offense
Name /Position/Team

QB Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons
RB Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys
RB David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
WR Antonio Brown - Pittsburgh Steelers
WR Odell Beckham Jr. - NY Giant
TE Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs
LT Tyron Smith - Dallas Cowboys
RT Jack Conklin - Tennessee Titans
OG Zack Martin - Dallas Cowboys
OG Kelechi Osemele - Oakland Raiders
C Travis Frederick - Dallas Cowboys

Defense
Name /Position/Team

DE Khalil Mack - Oakland Raiders
DE Olivier Vernon - NY Giants
DT Aaron Donald - St. Louis Rams
DT Damon Harrison - New York Giants
OLB Vic Beasley Jr. - Atlanta Falcons
OLB Von Miller - Denver Broncos
ILB Bobby Wagner - Seattle Seahawks
ILB Sean Lee - Dallas Cowboys
CB Janoris Jenkins - NY Giants
CB Marcus Peters - Kansas City Chiefs
S Eric Berry - Kansas City Chiefs
S Landon Collins - New York Giants
DB Chris Harris Jr. - Denver Broncos

Special teams
Kicker - Justin Tucker - Baltimore
Punter - Johnny Hekker - Los Angeles
Punt returner - Tyreek Hill - Kansas City
Kick returner - Cordarrelle Patterson - Minnesota
Special teamer - Matthew Slater - New England

Second Team
Offense

QB Tom Brady - New England
RB Le'Veon Bell - Pittsburgh
RB Jay Ajayi - Miami
WR Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons
WR Mike Evans - Tampa Bay
TE Greg Olsen - Carolina
LT David Bakhtiari - Green Bay
RT Mitchell Schwartz - Kansas City
OG Marshal Yanda - Baltimore
OG David DeCastro - Pittsburgh
C Alex Mack - Atlanta

Defense
DE Jadeveon Clowney - Houston
DE Cameron Wake - Miami
DT Gerald McCoy - Tampa Bay
DT Ndamukong Suh - Miami
OLB Lorenzo Alexander - Buffalo
OLB Whitney Mercilus - Houston
ILB Luke Kuechly - Carolina
ILB C.J. Mosley - Baltimore
CB Aqib Talib - Denver Broncos
CB Malcolm Butler - New England
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – Green Bay
S Devin McCourty – New England
DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - NY Giants

Special Teams
K Matt Bryant - Atlanta
P Brad Wing - NY Giants
KR Kenyan Drake - Miami
PR Marcus Sherels - Minnesota
Special Teamer - Nate Ebner - New England

NFL Draft 2017 Selection Order - The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!

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NFL Draft 2017 Selection Order -
The Browns are ‘On the Clock’!
* Playoffs - Conference & Super Bowl games determine final positions
x - division winner y - playoff berth

# Team / W-L / Opp W-L %
1 Cleveland - 1-15 .549
2 San Fran - 2-14 .504
3 Chicago - 3-13 .521
4 Jacksonville - 3-13 .527
5 Tennessee (LA) - 4-12 .504
6 NY Jets - 5-11 .518
7 San Diego - 5-11 .543
8 Carolina - 6-10 .518
9 Cincinnati - 6-9-1 .521
10 Buffalo - 7-9 .482
11 New Orleans - 7-9 .525
12 Cleveland (Phil) - 7-9 .559
13 Arizona - 7-8-1 .463
14 Indianapolis - 8-8 .492
15 Philadelphia (Minn) - 8-8 .492
16 Baltimore - 8-8 .498
17 Washington - 8-7-1 .516
18 Tennessee - 9-7 .465
19 Tampa Bay - 9-7 .492
20 Denver - 9-7 .559
21 y Detroit - 9-7 .475
22 x Houston - 9-7 .502
23 y Miami - 10-6 .455
24 x Green Bay - 10-6 .508
25 x Seattle - 10-5-1 .441
26 x Atlanta - 11-5 .480
27 y NY Giants - 11-5 .486
28 x Pittsburgh - 11-5 .494
29 y Oakland - 12-4 .504
30 x Kansas City - 12-4 .508
31 x Dallas - 13-3 .471
32 x New England - 14-2 .439

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: The Super Bowl winner is last and the Super Bowl loser next-to-last. 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 scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff 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. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Running Backs & Receivers Top Underclassmen for NFL Draft

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Underclassmen (35) for the NFL Draft 2017
Updated Dec. 31th
RB Alvin Kamara of Tennessee & LB Anthony Walker of Northwestern Declare for the NFL Draft

As the college bowl season unfolds, the number of underclassmen to announce their intention to declare for the NFL Draft 2017 increases daily. With 21 key bowl games remaining from Wednesday Dec. 28th including both the semi-final and finals for the CFC title, underclassmen continue to enter the NFL Draft 2017. The highest rated underclassmen remain uncommitted until after their bowl appearance. That is the way it was designed for underclassmen to complete their commitment to their college for a full season and postseason. Several highly regarded underclassmen, namely backs, Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey announced in earlier December their intention to prepare for the NFL Draft training program process rather than complete their season in their teams’ bowl game. That’s a disturbing development that most likely will increase over time and another example of the misuse of the system by self serving agents and selfish players.

Declared intentions - Players have till Jan. 16, 2017 to declare. They have three days to rescind their decision to retain their 2017 college eligibility.

Photo – WR Mike Williams - Clemson

Quarterbacks
DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame rSoph

Running Backs
James Conner RB Pittsburgh Jr
D’Onta Foreman RB Texas Jr
Leonard Fournette RB L.S.U. Jr
Wayne Gallman RB Clemson Jr
Brian Hill RB Wyoming Jr
Alvin Kamara RB Tennessee Jr
Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford Jr
Jeremy McNichols RB Boise State Jr
Joe Yearby RB Miami Jr

Receivers
KD Cannon WR Baylor Jr
Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech Jr
Jerome Lane WR Akron rJr
Artavis Scott WR Clemson Jr
Ricky Seals-Jones WR Texas A&M Jr
Damore’ea Stringfellow WR Mississippi rJr
Mike Williams WR Clemson Jr
Derrick Griffin TE Texas Southern rSoph
Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech Jr
David Njoku TE Miami rSoph
Adam Shaheen TE Ashland Jr

Defensive Players
Charles Harris DE Missouri rJr
Al_Quadin Muhammad DE Miami Jr.
Nazair Jones DT North Carolina rJr
Malik McDowell DT Michigan St. Jr
Vincent Taylor DT Oklahoma St. Jr.
Eddie Vanderdoes DT UCLA rJr
Charles Walker DT Oklahoma rJr

Tim Kimbrough LB Georgia Jr.
Jermaine Grace LB Miami (FL) rJr
Anthony Walker LB Northwestern Jr
Nyeem Wartman-White LB Penn State rJr

Howard Wilson CB Houston rSoph
Josh Jones S N.C. State Jr
Montae Nicholson S Michigan State Jr

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff 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. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

CFP Semifinal Games Highlight College Bowl Season

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College Bowl Season 2016-2017
Saturday, December 31
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CFP Semifinal Games
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL - CFP SEMIFINAL

#4 Washington #1 Alabama 3:00 PM ESPN
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga

FIESTA BOWL - CFP SEMIFINAL
#3 Ohio State #2 Clemson 7:00 PM ESPN
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Az

Monday, January 9
CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

matchup time (ET) nat tv location
TBD TBD 8:00 PM ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

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Saturday, December 17
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

NEW MEXICO BOWL
New Mexico vs Texas San Antonio 2:00 PM ESPN
University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

LAS VEGAS BOWL
Houston vs San Diego State 3:30 PM ABC
Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nv

RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
Appalachian State vs Toledo 5:30 PM ESPN
Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL

AUTONATION CURE BOWL
UCF vs Arkansas State 5:30 PM CBSSN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL

R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
Southern Mississippi vs Louisiana Lafayette 9:00 PM ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La

Monday, December 19
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

MIAMI BEACH BOWL
Central Michigan vs Tulsa 2:30 PM ESPN
MARLINS PARK, Miami, FL

Tuesday, December 20
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

BOCA RATON BOWL
Memphis vs Western Kentucky 7:00 PM ESPN
FAU Football Stadium, Boca Raton, FL

Wednesday, December 21
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

POINSETTIA BOWL
BYU vs Wyoming 9:00 PM ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca

Thursday, December 22
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
Idaho vs Colorado State 7:00 PM ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID

Friday, December 23
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

BAHAMAS BOWL
Eastern Michigan vs Old Dominion 1:00 PM ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, NP

LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL
Louisiana Tech vs #25 Navy 4:30 PM ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Tx

DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL
Ohio vs Troy 8:00 PM ESPN
Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL

Saturday, December 24
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

HAWAI'I BOWL
Hawai'i vs Middle Tennessee 8:00 PM ESPN
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hi

Monday, December 26
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

ST. PETERSBURG BOW
Miami (OH) vs Mississippi State 11:00 AM ESPN
Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL

QUICK LANE BOWL
Maryland vs Boston College 2:30 PM ESPN
Ford Field, Detroit, MI

INDEPENDENCE BOWL
NC State vs Vanderbilt 5:00 PM ESPN2
Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La

Tuesday, December 27
matchup time (ET) nat tv location

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL
Army vs North Texas 12:00 PM ESPN
Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Tx

MILITARY BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN
#24 Temple vs Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md

HOLIDAY BOWL
Minnesota vs Washington State 7:00 PM ESPN
Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Ca

CACTUS BOWL
Boise State vs Baylor 10:15 PM ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, Az

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Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 - List of Semifinalists

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Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 - List of Semifinalists

Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 was reduced to 26 candidates this week from 94 nominees. The 26 semifinalists will be trimmed to 15 finalists in early January 2017. The current group includes 15 offensive, eight defensive stalwarts one kicker and two coaches.

Photo – RB LaDainian Tomlinson - Chargers

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Among the first-year eligibles, former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is the headliner. Tomlinson is a back I recommended to the Senior Bowl committee for the 2001 All-star event. He was a complete prospect coming out of TCU who performed in an option attack. He was an instant hit with the Chargers and one of the most productive and durable backs in recent history. He also has been one of the NFL’s model citizens and a generous donator to many charities.

In 2006, he won the NFL Most Valuable Player award and went on to be a five-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All-Pro during 11 seasons with the Chargers and New York Jets. He ranks 5th in career rushing yards (13,684), 7th in all-purpose yards (18,456) and 3rd in TDs (162).

Other first-year eligibles include safety Brian Dawkins, wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Jason Taylor. They will be joined by 2016 finalists such as Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Terrell Owens, John Lynch and Don Coryell.

Davis, the former Denver Broncos running back, has made the semifinalist list 11 times, the most of any nominee this year. He was a low 6th round pick out of Georgia who made the Broncos on his special teams’ coverage ability. At Georgia, he backed up future Pro Bowl runner Garrison Hearst after transferring.

Davis, Warner and Owens will warrant strong consideration after highly productive and visible and sometimes controversial careers. The list will be reduced to 15 finalists and will join senior Finalist Kenny Easley and 2017 Contributor Finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue when the 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee meets to vote on the eve of Super Bowl LI.

Complete List of Semifinalists - Career Years and Teams Played for
(listed in alphabetical order):
* First year eligible players # 2016 Finalists

1. Morten Anderson, kicker (New Orleans Saints, 1982-1994; Atlanta Falcons, 1995-2000; 2006-07; New York Giants, 2001; Kansas City Chiefs, 2002-03; Minnesota Vikings, 2004)
2. Steve Atwater, safety (Denver Broncos, 1989-1998; New York Jets, 1999)
3. Tony Boselli, offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-2001; Houston Texans, 2002)
4. Isaac Bruce, wide receiver (Los Angeles Rams, 1994; St. Louis Rams, 1995-2007; San Francisco 49ers, 2008-09)
5. # Don Coryell, coach (St. Louis Cardinals, 1973-77; San Diego Chargers, 1978-1986)
6. Roger Craig, running back (San Francisco 49ers, 1983-1990; Los Angeles Raiders, 1991; Minnesota Vikings, 1992-93)
7. # Terrell Davis, running back (Denver Broncos, 1995-2001)
8. * Brian Dawkins, safety (Philadelphia Eagles, 1996-2008; Denver Broncos, 2009-2011)
9. Alan Faneca, guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1998-2007; New York Jets, 2008-09; Arizona Cardinals, 2010)
10. Chris Hinton, offensive tackle/guard (Baltimore Colts, 1983; Indianapolis Colts, 1984-89; Atlanta Falcons, 1990-93; Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95)
11. Torry Holt, wide receiver (St. Louis Rams, 1999-2008; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2009)
12. Joe Jacoby, offensive tackle (Washington Redskins, 1981-1993)
13. Edgerrin James, running back (Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005; Arizona Cardinals, 2006-08; Seattle Seahawks, 2009)
14. Jimmy Johnson, coach (Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1993; Miami Dolphins, 1996-99)
15. Mike Kenn, offensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, 1978-1994)
16. Ty Law, cornerback (New England Patriots, 1995-2004; New York Jets, 2005, '08; Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-07; Denver Broncos, 2009)
17. # John Lynch, safety (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1993-2003; Denver Broncos, 2004-07)
18. Clay Matthews, linebacker (Cleveland Browns, 1978-1993; Atlanta Falcons, 1994-96)
19. Kevin Mawae, center (Seattle Seahawks, 1994-97; New York Jets, 1998-2005; Tennessee Titans, 2006-09)
20. Karl Mecklenburg, linebacker (Denver Broncos, 1983-1994)
21. # Terrell Owens, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers, 1996-2003; Philadelphia Eagles, 2004-05; Dallas Cowboys, 2006-08; Buffalo Bills, 2009; Cincinnati Bengals, 2010)
22. * Jason Taylor, defensive end (Miami Dolphins, 1997-2007, '09, 2011; Washington Redskins, 2008; New York Jets, 2010)
23. * LaDainian, Tomlinson, running back (San Diego Chargers, 2001-09; New York Jets, 2010-11)
24. * Hines Ward, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1998-2011)
25. # Kurt Warner, quarterback (St. Louis Rams, 1998-2003; New York Giants, 2004; Arizona Cardinals, 2005-09)
26. Darren Woodson, safety (Dallas Cowboys, 1992-2003)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff 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. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

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