1 - Dion Jordan - DE - Oregon
Another Leo/DE that fits a need with Clemmons coming off injury and has a massive 6'7" frame but at 250 lbs still has plenty of room to fill out.
No questioning his motor or hustle. In a few years, he may be able to play 4-3 DE, but must add weight and more power to his game.
http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/prof ... ct_id=3393
2 - Brandon Williams - DT - Missouri Southern
Some chatter lately about this guy jumping to the 1st round because of recent Senior Bowl reports and a pending amazing workout, but I'm guessing the small school stigma hits him the way Wagner got hit with it last year. Sounds like a 3-Tech to me. Last I checked we needed one of those.
I've watched Brandon Williams play the past several years and tell you this DT is going to make an impact in the NFL. He has dominate speed, power and agility. At the Senior Bowl practice this week in Mobile Alabama Brandon is making the D1 offensive linemen look woefully under skilled.
http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/prof ... ct_id=3551
3 - Joseph Fauria - TE - UCLA
People are going to ridicule this one because he gets knocked for maybe not always giving the most effort, but I think that's something that coaching and RW can pound out of him. Having an ass hat for a coach at UCLA probably hurts him a little and the name Fauria just doesn't go over well on .net but...
He is very tall (6'7") and is a very difficult match-up for linebackers to cover. Will offer his quarterback a nice big target over the middle. Lacks a burst off the line, yet he can shed contact easily to make his way up-field. Good vertical and made a crazy highlight against Stanford by hurdling a defender on his way to the end zone.
http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/prof ... ct_id=3440
4 - Quinton Patton - WR - Louisiana Tech
Not a true burner and is expected to run a 4.45 - 4.5 forty but has good "football speed". At 6'2" guy that is thought to be a #2 WR, but could develop. Strengths and weaknesses to follow.
• Good height with the frame to bulk up further
• Smooth natural athlete with very quick feet
• Reliable hands to snatch balls away from body
• Nice ball skills as well as excellent body control
• Is shifty, creative and elusive following the catch
• Shows ability to get off of the line of scrimmage
• Decent awareness and instincts for the game
• Active with a good motor and solid intangibles
• Tough and gives respectable effort as blocker
• Lacks top speed / burst and doesn't separate
• Not very explosive and isn't a vertical threat
• Tendency to round off routes and needs polish
• Too often failed to execute the difficult catches
• Not particularly physical and must get stronger
• Didn't make an impact as return man in college
http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingR ... Patton.php
Some other guy has a disagreement on weaknesses here:
I disagree with a few things:
1) He's absolutely an excellent young vertical receiver. He accelerates into his route, stacks the defender and separates very well. And he can track the ball down the field very well.
2) His route-running is very good. He has the awareness/body control/fluidity/quickness to be exceptional in that area. You can see it on the speed outs they run and with his quick feet at the LOS and all of his routes on the outside.
http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/sho ... hp?t=55009
5 - Zaviar Gooden - OLB - Missouri
Dude runs a 4.39 forty. Seattle continues to throw "waves of speed" at opposing offenses
http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingR ... Gooden.php
I know I know it's Bleacher Report wrote:
Of Gooden’s 80 tackles in 2011, 54 of them were solo tackles. In 2010, 50 of his 85 tackles were of the solo variety.
Having a linebacker who can stop a running back or receiver on his own is important, especially in the super-physical SEC.
Whether it’s stonewalling a running back coming through the line or chasing down a receiver in the flats, Gooden is comfortable making tackles all over the field.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1290 ... iar-gooden
Ok, now poke holes in everything I just did.