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a_rackowski

Footballguy
Michael Hill RB - Personal fav

Matt Barkley

Ryan Nassib

Cornelius Washington

Brian Schwenke

B.W. Webb

Khaseem Greene

Andre Ellington

William Gholston

Quinton Patton

Alex Okafor

David Bakhtiari

David Quessenberry

John Simon

Barrett Jones

Shamarko Thomas

Jesse Williams

Johnathan Franklin,

Jordan Poyer

Kenny Stills

Chase Thomas

Alvin Bailey

Ryan Wagner

Denard Robinson

Jordan Rodgers - who I am pretty sure will be one of the Packers 10 picks

 

a_rackowski

Footballguy
Distraction? How so? Your franchise QB just signed a 5 year extension for mega millions. He is secure. Jordan is going to be a backup in this league at best. Why not backup your brother, study film with your brother and teach your brother should he ever get the chance? I just see no downside.

This is Green Bay, not New Jersey.

 

Kree

Footballguy
Distraction? How so? Your franchise QB just signed a 5 year extension for mega millions. He is secure. Jordan is going to be a backup in this league at best. Why not backup your brother, study film with your brother and teach your brother should he ever get the chance? I just see no downside.

This is Green Bay, not New Jersey.
That awkward moment when you have to cut the terrible younger brother against the wishes of your franchise QB...

(Assuming he is terrible and they want a better back up)

 

cstu

Footballguy
Faust posted this in the Draft thread:

Notable QB, RB, and WR names still available for rounds 4-7:

QB

Matt Barkley

Ryan Nassib

Tyler Wilson

Landry Jones

Tyler Bray

Matt Scott

ZacDysert

RB

Jonathan Franklin

Andre Ellington

Marcus Lattimore

Zac Stacy

Joseph Randle

Stepfan Taylor

Mike Gillislee

WR

Da’Rick Rogers

Quinton Patton

Josh Boyce

Chris Harper

Ryan Swope

Cobi Hamilton

Denard Robinson

Ace Sanders

Marquess Wilson

Marcus Davis

Aaron Mellette

DeVonte Christopher

Kenny Stills
 

Faust

MVP
http://nfl.si.com/2013/04/27/best-available-in-2013-nfl-drafts-third-day/

Chris Burke

Just as expected in this deep NFL Draft, Day 2 afforded teams the opportunity to keep adding impact players, right on through Tennessee’s selection of LB Zaviar Gooden to close Friday’s action.

So, who’s still left for Day 3? A glance at some of the top options:

Matt Barkley, QB, USC/Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse: Unquestionably, the two biggest names remaining as we head into Day 3. Even the most outspoken naysayers of Barkley and Nassib would have had a hard time predicting both to fall beyond the first three rounds. Surely, a couple of teams will see the value here early on Saturday, right?

Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech: This is the point in the draft where it’s worth a reminder that Patton had a 21-catch, 233-yard, four-touchdown day against a Texas A&M team that later won at Alabama. He’s not an elite athlete for his position, but Patton will find a way to produce.

Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama: I really thought Williams was going to be San Francisco’s pick at No. 34 overall. Instead, the 49ers traded down, took Tank Carradine at 40 and Williams kept dropping out of the top three rounds. He’ll be a steal on Day 3, as a player that can hold up at nose tackle or slide out to DT in a 4-3 or DE in a 3-4.

Alex Okafor, DE, Texas: Okafor is going to get to the quarterback, so even if a team takes him as a rotational pass rusher late, it will be worth it. Quanterus Smith from Western Kentucky is another option — like Carradine, he’s coming off an ACL injury.

Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA: Truth be told, I’m stunned Franklin made it to Saturday — almost as surprised Knile Davis was the only running back taken in Round 3. Franklin runs with authority. It would not surprise me one bit if he still turns out to be the most productive rookie RB.

Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers: A former safety, Greene can drop back to cover tight ends and wide receivers, but he does his best work chasing down running backs. There’s very little downside to find in using a fourth- or fifth-rounder here.

Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State: Poyer’s presence on the board stands as proof of how deep this cornerback class is. Though he does not have top-end speed, Poyer has the know-how to play in any type of coverage.

Barrett Jones, C/G, Alabama: Like with the cornerback position, there are at least a handful of linemen who could play key roles in 2013. Jones plays above his physical gifts, even if he’ll get beat from time to time. He moved all over Alabama’s line, so that versatility ought to help. Ohio State tackle Reid Fragel is another lineman who should be an early pick on Day 3.

Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: The next tier of QBs after Barkley/Nassib is led by Wilson — and it also includes Zac Dysert, Tyler Bray, Matt Scott and Landry Jones. Wilson is the best of that bunch. His toughness, if nothing else, will appeal to teams looking to develop a project.

Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse: One of the stars of the combine, Thomas brings a lot of the same characteristics to the table D.J. Swearinger did to earn the No. 57 pick (Houston). Thomas is better near the line than he is deep and he’ll punish ballcarriers.
 

cstu

Footballguy
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech: This is the point in the draft where it’s worth a reminder that Patton had a 21-catch, 233-yard, four-touchdown day against a Texas A&M team that later won at Alabama. He’s not an elite athlete for his position, but Patton will find a way to produce.
I thought he'd be a late 2nd pick. There are still a lot of teams that could use a WR so he could end up in a nice spot like Givens last year.

 

Nucker101

Footballguy
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech: This is the point in the draft where it’s worth a reminder that Patton had a 21-catch, 233-yard, four-touchdown day against a Texas A&M team that later won at Alabama. He’s not an elite athlete for his position, but Patton will find a way to produce.
I thought he'd be a late 2nd pick. There are still a lot of teams that could use a WR so he could end up in a nice spot like Givens last year.
Agreed. I also had him as a 2nd round talent. Very good value pick right now.

 

loose circuits

Footballguy
Distraction? How so? Your franchise QB just signed a 5 year extension for mega millions. He is secure. Jordan is going to be a backup in this league at best. Why not backup your brother, study film with your brother and teach your brother should he ever get the chance? I just see no downside. This is Green Bay, not New Jersey.
That awkward moment when you have to cut the terrible younger brother against the wishes of your franchise QB... (Assuming he is terrible and they want a better back up)
wasnt that big of deal in cincy with Jordan and Carson
 

FattyVM

Footballguy
Distraction? How so? Your franchise QB just signed a 5 year extension for mega millions. He is secure. Jordan is going to be a backup in this league at best. Why not backup your brother, study film with your brother and teach your brother should he ever get the chance? I just see no downside.

This is Green Bay, not New Jersey.
That awkward moment when you have to cut the terrible younger brother against the wishes of your franchise QB...

(Assuming he is terrible and they want a better back up)
Eh, Cinci did it with the Palmer boys right?

 

Abraham

Footballguy
Alex okafor and Matt Barkley had been on most every top30 list on planet earth until after the season ended. I realize that lists are fluid and most of them have a lot of inaccuracies by the time the draft comes around. But both of those guys are too 70 talents and being available in the fourth round is great value.

 

sho nuff

Footballguy
Buffaloes said:
sho nuff said:
Why would the Packers take Rodgers and create a distraction?
who would be distracted?
Rodgers is tough enough mentally...but I don't think its a positive thing really to have his little brother there.

Just don't see it happening as he is a several year project...they already have a project in Coleman.

I said in the draft thread, I could see the possibility of them grabbing one of those top guys if they fall...but don't see them taking Jordan Rodgers.

 

sho nuff

Footballguy
a_rackowski said:
Distraction? How so? Your franchise QB just signed a 5 year extension for mega millions. He is secure. Jordan is going to be a backup in this league at best. Why not backup your brother, study film with your brother and teach your brother should he ever get the chance? I just see no downside.

This is Green Bay, not New Jersey.
Im not saying Rodgers would feel threatened by his brother...just there is no point in even having the chance to take any of his focus away from his own work trying to help his brother out...maybe more than he would another rookie.

That and if J. Rodgers is struggling in camp and so on...just don't see that as anything good for the star QB to be worrying about.

 

Faust

MVP
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/rob-rang/22145567/2013-nfl-draft-best-prospects-available-after-day-two

2013 NFL Draft: Best prospects available after day twoBy Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst

Day two of the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books and 97 players are now NFL rookies in professional football. But there are still several talented players still available for the final four rounds.

Entering Saturday, here are the top-40 players still remaining in the 2013 NFL Draft.

1. QB Matt Barkley, Southern Cal (6-3, 227, 4.84)
2. DT Jesse Williams, Alabama (6-4, 323, 4.94)
3. QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse (6-2, 227, 5.06)
4. RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA (5-10, 205, 4.49)
5. DE Alex Okafor, Texas (6-5, 264, 4.78)
6. QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (6-2, 215, 4.95)
7. FS Phillip Thomas, Fresno State (6-1, 208, 4.65)
8. WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech (6-0, 204, 4.53)
9. LB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers (6-1, 241, 4.71)
10. QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee (6-6, 232, 5.05)
11. CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State (6-0, 191, 4.54)
12. RB Andre Ellington, Clemson (5-10, 199, 4.61)
13. WR Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee Tech (6-3, 217, 4.52)
14. QB Matt Scott, Arizona (6-2, 213, 4.69)
15. OT David Bakhtiari, Colorado (6-4, 299, 5.18)
16. FS Bacarri Rambo, Georgia (6-1, 211, 4.56)
17. WR Ryan Swope, Texas A&M (6-0, 205, 4.34)
18. LB Trevardo Williams, Connecticut (6-1, 241, 4.57)
19. C Barrett Jones, Alabama (6-4, 306, 5.43)
20. DE Lavar Edwards, LSU (6-4, 277, 4.80)
21. OG Alvin Bailey, Arkansas (6-3, 312, 4.95)
22. ILB A.J. Klein, Iowa State (6-1, 250, 4.66)
23. QB Landry Jones, Oklahoma (6-4, 225, 5.11)
24. SS Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse (5-9, 213, 4.42)
25. OT Vinston Painter, Virginia Tech (6-4, 306, 4.95)
26. P Jeff Locke, UCLA (6-0, 209, 4.82)
27. RB Stepfan Taylor, Stanford (5-9, 214, 4.76)
28. OLB Chase Thomas, Stanford (6-3, 244, 4.91)
29. DE John Simon, Ohio State (6-1, 257, 4.76)
30. DT Akeem Spence, Illinois (6-1, 307, 5.15)
31. WR Chris Harper, Kansas State (6-1, 229, 4.55)
32. FB Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard (6-1, 248, 4.72)
33. OLB Sean Porter, Texas A&M (6-1, 229, 4.75)
34. C Khaled Holmes, Southern Cal (6-3, 302, 5.17)
35. FS Josh Evans, Florida (6-1, 207, 4.58)
36. RB Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State (6-0, 204, 4.63)
37. OT David Quessenberry, San Jose State (6-5, 302, 5.08)
38. DE Michael Buchanan, Illinois (6-6, 255, 4.78)
39. CB B.W. Webb, William & Mary (5-10, 184, 4.51)
40. OLB DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina (6-2, 243, 4.76)
 

Dinsy Ejotuz

Footballguy
Alex okafor and Matt Barkley had been on most every top30 list on planet earth until after the season ended. I realize that lists are fluid and most of them have a lot of inaccuracies by the time the draft comes around. But both of those guys are too 70 talents and being available in the fourth round is great value.
I'm guessing that there's either a completely uknown medical or character issue, or, more likely, that teams have judged that Barkley doesn't have the arm to survive in the NFL.

 

Bracie Smathers

Footballguy
Best remaining players on Mayock’s top-100

43. Matt Barkley, QB, USC
50. Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse
54. Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia
55. Brian Schwenke, C, California
67. B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
69. Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers
75. Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
77. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
78. Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
79. Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
82. David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
84. David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
85. Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
86. Tyler Bray, QB, Tennessee
89. John Simon, DT, Ohio State
91. Barrett Jones, OG, Alabama
95. Shamarko Thomas, SS, Syracuse
97. Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama
100. Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

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Top remaining players from Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller

http://bleacherrepor...rankings/page/2
NFL Draft Big Board 2013: Matt Miller's Final Rankings

25 DE Alex Okafor Texas 6'5" 264 1
27 DT Jesse Williams Alabama 6'4" 323 1
33 QB Matt Barkley Southern California 6'3" 227 2
34 RB Johnathan Franklin UCLA 5'10" 205 2
46 CB Jordan Poyer Oregon State 6'0" 191 2
48 WR Quinton Patton Louisiana Tech 6'0" 204 2
49 QB Ryan Nassib Syracuse 6'2" 227 2
54 FS Phillip Thomas Fresno State 6'1" 208 2
57 OLB Khaseem Greene Rutgers 6'1" 241 2
62 RB Marcus Lattimore South Carolina 5'11" 221 2
70 OT Jordan Mills Louisiana Tech 6'5" 316 3
76 QB Tyler Wilson Arkansas 6'2" 215 3
79 C Barrett Jones Alabama 6'5" 306 3
81 SS Shamarko Thomas Syracuse 5'9" 213 3
83 OLB DeVonte Holloman South Carolina 6'2" 243
84 TE Jordan Reed Florida 6'3" 236 3
90 WR Kenny Stills Oklahoma 6'1" 194 3
91 OLB Chase Thomas Stanford 6'3" 244 3
94 DE Quanterus Smith Western Kentucky 6'5" 250
95 DE Michael Buchanan Illinois 6'6" 255 3
96 OT David Bakhtiari Colorado 6'4" 299 3
97 WR Da'Rick Rogers Tennessee Tech 6'3" 217 4
98 RB Joseph Randle Oklahoma State 6'0" 204 4


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Top remaining players from Dane Brugler's top rated player list

By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst
April 26, 2013 1:01 am ET

5. QB Matt Barkley, Southern Cal (6-3, 227, 4.84)
17. DT Jesse Williams, Alabama (6-4, 323, 4.94)
20. QB Ryan Nassib, Syracuse (6-2, 227, 5.06)
26. RB Johnathan Franklin, UCLA (5-10, 205, 4.49)
27. DE Alex Okafor, Texas (6-5, 264, 4.78)
30. QB Tyler Wilson, Arkansas (6-2, 215, 4.95)
31. FS Phillip Thomas, Fresno State (6-1, 208, 4.65)
36. WR Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech (6-0, 204,
39. OLB Khaseem Greene, Rutgers (6-1, 241, 4.71)

 

Faust

MVP
http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0ap1000000164709/article/2013-nfl-draft-matt-barkley-marcus-lattimore-top-day-3-gems

Matt Barkley, Marcus Lattimore among best left in 2013 NFL Draft

By Bucky Brooks

Analyst, NFL.com and NFL Network

Astute evaluators can find quality players at every stage of the draft, which makes Day 3 an important one in the minds of NFL coaches and scouts. Teams are looking to fill out their rosters with hidden gems who have the potential to make significant contributions down the line. After assessing the talent pool still available in the 2013 NFL Draft, I've identified 10 players who could develop into stars at the next level. Here they are:

1) Matt Barkley, QB, USCThe highly decorated passer, who was considered a potential first-round pick at the beginning of the pre-draft process, surprisingly fell to Day 3. He has an impressive résumé as a three-time captain with the Trojans, but most importantly, he has displayed the intelligence, awareness and ball skills to be an effective pro. Now, some of Barkley's critics would cite his interception total (48) as a cause for concern, but I would contend that he was forcing the ball upfield in an attempt to make plays. I still think he possesses the skills to thrive as a starter, if surrounded by an explosive supporting cast.

2) Marcus Lattimore, RB, South CarolinaEveryone is pulling for Lattimore as he attempts to make it to the NFL after suffering multiple horrific knee injuries over the past two seasons. Lattimore is certainly worthy of late-round consideration after scoring 38 rushing touchdowns in just 30 games and gaining 100 yards or more 11 times in three seasons with the Gamecocks. Although his health issues will have robbed him of some of his speed and athleticism, Lattimore is a gritty back who is driven to reclaim his spot atop the position class. With that kind of determination setting the stage for the next phase of his football life, he's sure to win somebody over.

3) William Gholston, DE/OLB, Michigan StateThe 6-foot-6, 281-pound defender developed into one of the most feared pass rushers in the Big Ten, finishing his college career with 10 sacks. Gholston displays sneaky first-step quickness and enough athleticism to consistently get to the quarterback off the edge. Additionally, he is a long, rangy athlete who can create disruption against the run. Finishing 2012 with 13 tackles for loss, Gholston routinely pitched a tent on the opposite side of the line of scrimmage. He also has versatility as a base end in a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme. Teams should covet such skills in a late-round prospect.

4) Phillip Thomas, S, Fresno StateThomas was one of the top ballhawks in college football in 2012, nabbing eight interceptions -- three of which were pick-sixes. Though his strong nose for the ball is unrivaled among the defenders in this year's class, he remains available heading into Day 3. Thomas' slide down the charts can be partly attributed to his pedestrian athletic numbers, but scouts who are swayed by those are overlooking his natural instincts and skills as a playmaker. Last season, Thomas added 12 tackles for loss -- plus four sacks and four forced fumbles -- to a résumé that is impressive from every angle. Most importantly, he displayed a knack for playmaking that is critical in today's game, which is why I believe he will be a big-time player at the next level.

5) Stepfan Taylor, RB, StanfordThe devaluation of the running back position can be partially blamed on the lack of feature runners in the draft. But it can't be blamed on Taylor, who compiled an impressive collegiate résumé at Stanford featuring three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He accomplished that feat by rushing 800-plus times in a pro-style offense that routinely directed runs between the tackles. This experience was important because it allowed evaluators to assess his skills in an offense that featured concepts utilized on Sundays by pro play-callers. Taylor's experience, production and football IQ should outweigh his speed deficiencies; I don't think it'll be long before the former Cardinal hears his name called on Day 3.

6) Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana TechThere was some talk about Patton cracking the first round, based on his polished game and superb ball skills. However, he apparently failed to make a compelling case to be taken before Day 3, a surprising development considering his production and history of big-game performances. If teams take the time to reshuffle the deck early in the fourth round, I believe several might make a run at Patton as a potential No. 2 receiver.

7) Alex Okafor, DE, TexasOkafor, who was described as an enigma during the fall, attempted to shed that label with a solid performance at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. Okafor excelled on the practice field, displaying the requisite athleticism to develop into an elite player at the position. Additionally, he showed that he had the poise, savvy and football IQ to quickly take information from the board to the field without incident. Although Okafor's low-running motor sometimes gets in his way, the flashes shown by the former Longhorn make him worthy of consideration as a mid-round prospect.

8) Khaseem Greene, OLB, RutgersScouts might be distracted by Greene's unimpressive physical dimensions, but his unbelievable production as a tackler and playmaker is hard to ignore. A two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Greene finished his remarkable Rutgers career with 19 forced turnovers (including 12 forced fumbles and seven interceptions). Numbers like those indicate a natural playmaker and a potential difference-maker with a knack for getting around the ball. If placed in a scheme that accentuates his strengths as a sideline-to-sideline defender, Greene should quickly outplay his draft status and become a dominant force in the NFL.

9) Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon StateThe later rounds of the draft are reserved for standout players with athletic deficiencies. Poyer, who failed to post the kind of combine numbers that could have complemented his sensational production as a cover corner (13 career interceptions, including seven in 2012), falls into that category. The Oregon State standout, who displayed impressive instincts and awareness as a slot defender, is one of the best nickel corner prospects. While a lack of speed and explosiveness might keep him from ever developing into a starter, the proliferation of spread offensive concepts in the NFL means teams must have an instinctive nickel defender in place in most sub-packages.

10) Matt Scott, QB, ArizonaThe influence of the zone-read option has prompted offensive coordinators to search for a dual-threat playmaker at the quarterback position. With his sneaky athleticism and running skills, Scott is one of just a handful of candidates to execute the scheme. Scott has also shown the ability to effectively pass from the pocket with accuracy and precision. While he is certainly not a polished product at this point, his impressive flashes should entice a team to take a chance on a playmaker with the potential to develop into a Colin Kaepernick-like threat in the backfield.

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Faust

MVP
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/jesse-williams-ryan-nassib-alex-okafor-lead-list-132150820.html

Jesse Williams, Ryan Nassib, Alex Okafor lead the list of best available for Day 3 of the draftBy Doug Farrar | Shutdown Corner

The legendary basketball coach John Wooden liked to say that "Success is never final, and failure is never fatal." Those players left on the board for Day 3 of the NFL draft would do well to remember that. Just because your journey to the NFL takes you through the later rounds doesn't mean that you can't be a special player in the pros -- and if you are, chances are pretty good that you'll beat out someone who was selected with a higher pick than you were in the grand scheme of things. Draft boards move in strange ways.

Of last year's All-Pro players in skill positions (non-special teamers), nine were either selected in the fourth round of their drafts or lower, or were undrafted entirely. So, you kids out there wondering what's happening to your lives, go ask Alfred Morris, Vonta Leach, Jerome Felton, Jahri Evans, Cameron Wake, Geno Atkins, London Fletcher, Richard Sherman, and Dashon Goldson how it can be done even if the NFL seems to have overlooked you.

Based on our evaluations of their college careers, here's our list of the best players still available for Day 3 of the NFL draft.

Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama: Former rugby and basketball player from Australia who's still developing as a football player, but brings incredible strength and leverage, and a dynamite playing personality, to the field. Workout warrior with evolving potential. Can play nose tackle straight over center or shaded to the side, but is quick enough to move around gaps. Could possibly make a Haloti Ngata-type impact in the right system.

Ryan Nassib, QB, Syracuse: As with all the quarterbacks left on the board, Nassib is a limited-ceiling player with some intriguing attributes. Effectively mobile, smart, tough player who can run an offense at the NFL level, but tends to play over his head at times. Inconsistent deep-ball thrower, but could develop into a spot starter in the NFL over time. He's a bit like Mark Sanchez before the Jets ruined him.

Jonathan Franklin, RB, UCLA: The best remaining running back, and potentially a lot more productive than a few of the five guys selected in Day 2. A fast player with outstanding escapability in tight spaces and some breakaway speed. At 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds, he's more of a situational guy than an every-down player, but the NFL tends to see most backs that way at this point.

Matt Barkley, QB, USC: The low ceiling was always there, and not we know it for sure. Barkley understands the game, can read protections, and can run an NFL offense right away. He's very effective in the short-to-intermediate game, but there are severe questions about his ability to make deeper plays into tight windows. May not fit the current league at all, as pro personnel guys tend to look more for height/weight/speed templates at the position, but could be an Alex Smith game-manager type. That's just not the starting role it used to be.

Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech: Big (6-foot-3, 217), strong, fast guy who can upend coverage with his attributes. Physical player who does not fear traffic and could excel in some advanced slot packages. Washed out at Tennessee due to violations of team rules and will have to be watched off the field, which is why he's still available.

Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas: Perhaps my favorite quarterback left on the board. Underrated team leader who took his offense through and past the Bobby Petrino debacle. Tough, resilient player with a plus arm and a lot of potential in a vertical offense. Has some mechanical issues, especially with his arm angle and overall delivery. Footwork is a concern, and he needs to eliminate a "kamikaze" element to his game that sees him make some really questionable throws.

Phillip Thomas, FS, Fresno State: Could really excel in a zone scheme that requires its safeties to come down and hit in the box. Lacks top-end speed, but has displayed an impressive overall skill set. Doesn't jump off the tape, but seems to be that kind of multi-year starter that would be a great third-day bargain.

Khaseem Greene, LB, Rutgers: Fits the NFL's recent trends favoring quicker, lighter linebackers who can move in space and roll in coverage. Better open-field tackler than some linebackers already taken off the board, and has some potential as a blitzer. Has probably topped out physically at 6-foot-1 and 241-pounds, and the lack of height may have teams wondering.

Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech: Reliable receiver with good route awareness, excellent feet, and an understanding of the little things. However, Patton is limited not only by his lack of breakaway speed downfield, but also his inability to get up to full acceleration off the line in a hurry. May struggle against better coverage athletes in the NFL, but looked great at the Senior Bowl and would look good as a component player on underneath stuff.

Barrett Jones, C, Alabama: Injuries dropped his stock, but Jones is a reliable, versatile player who could probably kick outside to guard in an emergency. Obviously understands how to run things in an advanced power offense. Limited physical upside, but works his butt off and gets the game.

Other players to watch:

Matt Scott, QB, Arizona
Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia
Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M
Kyle Juszczyk, FB, Harvard
Aaron Mellette, WR, Elon
Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado
David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose State
Montori Hughes, DT, Tennessee-Martin
Josh Boyd, DT, Mississippi State
Sean Porter, OLB, Texas A&M
B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary
 

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