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    Re: My Way Too Early 2012 Mock

    SKL


    You are going to need a couple copy's of this.And congrats


    Daddy's Rules for Dating

    Your dad's rules for your boyfriend (or for you if you're a guy):

    Rule One:
    If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.

    Rule Two:
    You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

    Rule Three:
    I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

    Rule Four:
    I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "Barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

    Rule Five:
    It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is: "early."

    Rule Six:
    I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

    Rule Seven:
    As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process than can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

    Rule Eight:
    The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which features chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

    Rule Nine:
    Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

    Rule Ten:
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit the car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

    But, before you even think of dating my daughter, you'll have to fill out the Application for Permission to Date My Daughter.



    Application for Permission to Date My Daughter

    NOTE: This form will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, recent FBI background check, psychiatric evaluation, and current medical report from your doctor.

    NAME_____________________________________
    DATE OF BIRTH_____________
    HEIGHT___________ WEIGHT____________
    IQ__________ GPA_____________

    SOCIAL SECURITY #_________________
    DRIVERS LICENSE #________________

    BOY SCOUT RANK AND BADGES____________________________________________

    HOME ADDRESS_______________________ CITY/STATE___________ ZIP______

    Do you have parents? ___Yes ___No
    Is one male and the other female? ___Yes ___No
    If No, explain: __________________________________________________ ____________

    Number of years they have been married:_________________________

    If less than your age, explain: ___________________________________


    ACCESSORIES SECTION:

    A. Do you own or have access to a van? __Yes __No

    B. A truck with oversized tires? __Yes __No

    C. A waterbed? __Yes __No

    D. A pickup with a mattress in the back? __Yes __No

    E. A tattoo? __Yes __No

    F. Do you have an earring, nose ring, pierced tongue, pierced cheek or a belly button ring? __Yes __No

    (IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, DISCONTINUE APPLICATION AND LEAVE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. I SUGGEST RUNNING.)

    ESSAY SECTION:

    In 50 words or less, what does "LATE" mean to you?

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    In 50 words or less, what does "DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER" mean to you?

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    In 50 words or less, what does "ABSTINENCE" mean to you?

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________


    REFERENCES SECTION:

    Church you attend __________________________________________________ _

    How often you attend ________________________________________________

    When would be the best time to interview your: (supply numbers)

    father? _____________

    mother? _____________

    pastor? _____________

    past girlfriends?__________


    SHORT-ANSWER SECTION:

    Answer by filling in the blank. Please answer freely, all answers are confidential.

    A: If I were shot, the last place I would want shot would be:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    B: If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    C: A woman's place is in the:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    D: The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    E. What do you want to do IF you grow up? ___________________________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    F. When I meet a girl, the thing I always notice about her first is:

    __________________________________________________ __________

    (NOTE: If the answer to #F begins with “T” or “A”, discontinue and it is advised you leave the premises right now, keep your head low, and keep running.)

    G. What is the current going rate of a hotel room? __________________



    I SWEAR THAT ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED ABOVE IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT,NATIVE AMERICAN ANT TORTURE, CRUCIFIXION, ELECTROCUTION, CHINESE WATER TORTURE, RED HOT POKERS, AND HILLARY CLINTON KISS TORTURE.

    __________________________________________________ _
    Applicant's Signature (that means sign your name!)

    _______________________________
    Father's Signature

    ________________________________
    Mother's Signature

    _______________________________
    State Congressman/Representative

    ________________________________
    Pastor/Priest/Rabbi


    Thank you for your interest in my daughter. It had better be genuine and non-sexual. Please allow four to six years for processing. You will be contacted in writing if you are approved. Don’t call us; we’ll call you. Do not try to call or write (since you probably can't anyway). If your application is rejected, you will be notified by two gentleman wearing white ties carrying violin cases.

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    Re: My Way Too Early 2012 Mock

    Quote Originally Posted by fordfixer
    SKL


    You are going to need a couple copy's of this.And congrats


    Daddy's Rules for Dating

    Your dad's rules for your boyfriend (or for you if you're a guy):

    Rule One:
    If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.

    Rule Two:
    You do not touch my daughter in front of me. You may glance at her, so long as you do not peer at anything below her neck. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them.

    Rule Three:
    I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips. Please don't take this as an insult, but you and all of your friends are complete idiots. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: You may come to the door with your underwear showing and your pants ten sizes too big, and I will not object. However, in order to ensure that your clothes do not, in fact come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric nail gun and fasten your trousers securely in place to your waist.

    Rule Four:
    I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "Barrier method" of some kind can kill you. Let me elaborate, when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.

    Rule Five:
    It is usually understood that in order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. Please do not do this. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is: "early."

    Rule Six:
    I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls. This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. If you make her cry, I will make you cry.

    Rule Seven:
    As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget. If you want to be on time for the movie, you should not be dating. My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process than can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead of just standing there, why don't you do something useful, like changing the oil in my car?

    Rule Eight:
    The following places are not appropriate for a date with my daughter: Places where there are beds, sofas, or anything softer than a wooden stool. Places where there is darkness. Places where there is dancing, holding hands, or happiness. Places where the ambient temperature is warm enough to induce my daughter to wear shorts, tank tops, midriff T-shirts, or anything other than overalls, a sweater, and a goose down parka - zipped up to her throat. Movies with a strong romantic or sexual theme are to be avoided; movies which features chain saws are okay. Hockey games are okay. Old folks homes are better.

    Rule Nine:
    Do not lie to me. I may appear to be a potbellied, balding, middle-aged, dimwitted has-been. But on issues relating to my daughter, I am the all-knowing, merciless god of your universe. If I ask you where you are going and with whom, you have one chance to tell me the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have a shotgun, a shovel, and five acres behind the house. Do not trifle with me.

    Rule Ten:
    Be afraid. Be very afraid. It takes very little for me to mistake the sound of your car in the driveway for a chopper coming in over a rice paddy near Hanoi. When my Agent Orange starts acting up, the voices in my head frequently tell me to clean the guns as I wait for you to bring my daughter home. As soon as you pull into the driveway you should exit the car with both hands in plain sight. Speak the perimeter password, announce in a clear voice that you have brought my daughter home safely and early, then return to your car - there is no need for you to come inside. The camouflaged face at the window is mine.

    But, before you even think of dating my daughter, you'll have to fill out the Application for Permission to Date My Daughter.



    Application for Permission to Date My Daughter

    NOTE: This form will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, recent FBI background check, psychiatric evaluation, and current medical report from your doctor.

    NAME_____________________________________
    DATE OF BIRTH_____________
    HEIGHT___________ WEIGHT____________
    IQ__________ GPA_____________

    SOCIAL SECURITY #_________________
    DRIVERS LICENSE #________________

    BOY SCOUT RANK AND BADGES____________________________________________

    HOME ADDRESS_______________________ CITY/STATE___________ ZIP______

    Do you have parents? ___Yes ___No
    Is one male and the other female? ___Yes ___No
    If No, explain: __________________________________________________ ____________

    Number of years they have been married:_________________________

    If less than your age, explain: ___________________________________


    ACCESSORIES SECTION:

    A. Do you own or have access to a van? __Yes __No

    B. A truck with oversized tires? __Yes __No

    C. A waterbed? __Yes __No

    D. A pickup with a mattress in the back? __Yes __No

    E. A tattoo? __Yes __No

    F. Do you have an earring, nose ring, pierced tongue, pierced cheek or a belly button ring? __Yes __No

    (IF YOU ANSWERED "YES" TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, DISCONTINUE APPLICATION AND LEAVE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY. I SUGGEST RUNNING.)

    ESSAY SECTION:

    In 50 words or less, what does "LATE" mean to you?

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    In 50 words or less, what does "DON'T TOUCH MY DAUGHTER" mean to you?

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    In 50 words or less, what does "ABSTINENCE" mean to you?

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________


    REFERENCES SECTION:

    Church you attend __________________________________________________ _

    How often you attend ________________________________________________

    When would be the best time to interview your: (supply numbers)

    father? _____________

    mother? _____________

    pastor? _____________

    past girlfriends?__________


    SHORT-ANSWER SECTION:

    Answer by filling in the blank. Please answer freely, all answers are confidential.

    A: If I were shot, the last place I would want shot would be:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    B: If I were beaten, the last bone I would want broken is my:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    C: A woman's place is in the:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    D: The one thing I hope this application does not ask me about is:

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    E. What do you want to do IF you grow up? ___________________________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    __________________________________________________ ____________

    F. When I meet a girl, the thing I always notice about her first is:

    __________________________________________________ __________

    (NOTE: If the answer to #F begins with “T” or “A”, discontinue and it is advised you leave the premises right now, keep your head low, and keep running.)

    G. What is the current going rate of a hotel room? __________________



    I SWEAR THAT ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED ABOVE IS TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT,NATIVE AMERICAN ANT TORTURE, CRUCIFIXION, ELECTROCUTION, CHINESE WATER TORTURE, RED HOT POKERS, AND HILLARY CLINTON KISS TORTURE.

    __________________________________________________ _
    Applicant's Signature (that means sign your name!)

    _______________________________
    Father's Signature

    ________________________________
    Mother's Signature

    _______________________________
    State Congressman/Representative

    ________________________________
    Pastor/Priest/Rabbi


    Thank you for your interest in my daughter. It had better be genuine and non-sexual. Please allow four to six years for processing. You will be contacted in writing if you are approved. Don’t call us; we’ll call you. Do not try to call or write (since you probably can't anyway). If your application is rejected, you will be notified by two gentleman wearing white ties carrying violin cases.
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    Re: My Way Too Early 2012 Mock

    Luck, Barkley highlight top 2012 draft-eligible players

    By Gil Brandt NFL.com
    Senior Analyst
    Published: May 16, 2011



    Kyle Terada / US Presswire
    With ideal size and arm strength, and his winning ways, Stanford QB Andrew Luck has it all.

    We've got a very long way to go until the 2012 NFL Draft, but here is how I size up the top-100 draft-eligible prospects heading into the 2011 college football season. It should serve as no surprise who is my No. 1.

    1. Andrew Luck, Jr., QB, Stanford
    Luck, who possesses ideal size and arm strength for the quarterback position, has two years of eligibility left at Stanford. His father, Oliver Luck, was the 44th overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft (second round by the Houston Oilers).



    Matt Barkley is rated No. 2 because he's been solid since becoming the first USC QB to start a season opener as a true freshman. (Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire)

    2. Matt Barkley, Jr., QB, USC
    In 2009, Barkley became the first true freshman to ever start a season opener at USC, helping guide the Trojans to a 56-3 win over San Jose State. Barkley, who is also a team captain, has two years of eligibility left at USC. Despite playing just two seasons, Barkley already ranks ninth overall at USC in career total offense.

    3. Quinton Coples, Sr., DL, North Carolina
    A first-team All-ACC selection in 2010, Coples had 10 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss and 12 quarterback pressures.

    4. Nate Potter, Sr., OL, Boise State
    Potter is a home-grown prospect that has earned first-team All-WAC honors twice. With long arms and good feet, Potter is reminiscent of former Boise State lineman Ryan Clady, who is now with the Denver Broncos.

    5. Justin Blackmon, Jr., WR, Oklahoma State
    Blackmon, who has two years of eligibility left at OSU, was the 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Biletnikoff Award winner. He had 111 catches for 20 touchdowns, averaging 16.1 yards per reception.

    6. Alshon Jeffery, Jr., WR, South Carolina
    A 2010 first-team All-SEC selection, Jeffery possesses the size and speed needed at the position in the NFL. Last season, Jeffery had 88 receptions for 1,517 yards.

    7. Travis Lewis, Sr., LB, Oklahoma
    Lewis could be this year's version of Von Miller, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. Lewis is a three-year starter at Oklahoma and had 109 tackles in 2010 and 362 in his college career. Lewis, who was a high school running back has the speed and athletic ability to play at the next level.

    8. Mike Adams, Sr., OL, Ohio State
    Adams, a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2010, will miss the first five games of the 2011 season due to suspension. Adams needs to add more strength to compete in the NFL.

    9. Dre Kirkpatrick, Jr., DB, Alabama
    A second-team All-SEC selection in 2010 who still has two more years of eligibility left at 'Bama, Kirkpatrick has the height and speed needed to play the position. He had three interceptions last season.

    10. Landry Jones, Jr., QB, Oklahoma
    Named after former Dallas Cowboys coach and Hall of Famer Tom Landry, Jones has the size and arm strength teams look for in quarterbacks but is not a good runner. He completed 65 percent of his passes for 38 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions in 2010. Oklahoma does a great job of coaching quarterbacks; former Sooner Sam Bradford was the No. 1 overall pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2010.

    11. Trent Richardson, Jr., RB, Alabama
    Richardson hails from the same high school as Emmitt Smith, the Hall of Famer and the NFL's all-time career rushing leader. The versatile Richardson averaged 5.7 yards per carry over two seasons with the Crimson Tide, and also has been a very good kick returner. Richardson ran for 144 yards and a touchdown in an early season showdown against Penn State.

    12. Matt Kalil, Jr., OL, USC
    Father, Frank, and brother, Ryan, were also good college players. Ryan Kalil, a center, is a member of the Carolina Panthers. Matt, who has two years of eligibility left, plays left tackle for the Trojans, and possesses size and athletic ability.

    13. Jared Crick, Sr., DL, Nebraska
    A fifth-year player, Crick has 19 sacks over the past two seasons, plus 31 tackles for loss. In a 2009 win over Baylor, Crick had a Cornhusker-record five sacks. Crick is also very good against the run.

    14. Alfonzo Dennard, Sr., DB, Nebraska
    Dennard started 21 games over the past two years and had four interceptions in 2010. He's been well-coached at the position, owning good coverage ability.

    15. Jerel Worthy, Jr., DL, Michigan State
    A two-year starter at defensive tackle, Worthy is a big, explosive athlete who has the strength to push the pocket. A member of the freshman All-American team, Worthy has two years of eligibility left.

    16. Jonathan Martin, Jr., OL, Stanford
    A two-year starter at left tackle, Martin was named first-team All-Pac 10 in 2010. He is a very good pass blocker. Martin wears No. 55, which is an odd number for a tackle. He has two years of eligibility left in Palo Alto and could use that time to build more strength.

    17. Michael Floyd, Jr., WR, Notre Dame
    A three-year starter, Floyd is the school's all-time receiving touchdowns leader (2 and second in catches (171). He's big and fast, but he's also had off-field troubles he'll have to work out.

    18. Courtney Upshaw, Sr., LB, Alabama
    Upshaw is a three-year player who started for the first time in 2010. He had 10 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in an impressive performance against Auburn last season.

    19. Matt Reynolds, Sr., OL, BYU
    Son of assistant coach Lance Reynolds, Matt went on a church mission before starting school. He's an older player who would most likely play guard in the NFL.

    20. Ryan Broyles, Sr., WR, Oklahoma
    He has the speed and quickness to be explosive, much like the Eagles' DeSean Jackson. Broyles had 131 receptions last season for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns.

    21. Kelechi Osemele, Sr., OL, Iowa State
    He's a left tackle for the Cyclones who will likely play guard or right tackle in the NFL. Teams will make the trip to Ames to check this kid out.

    22. Chase Minnifield, Sr., DB, Virginia
    His father, Frank Minnifield, played nine years and appeared in four Pro Bowls with the Cleveland Browns. Last year was Chase's first as a starter, and he was named first-team All-ACC. He has coverage skills and can return kicks.

    23. Jayron Hosley, Jr., DB, Virginia Tech
    He had nine interceptions to go with 17 passes defended in 2010, on his way to being named first-team All-ACC. Hosley is a very good small cover corner.

    24. Ryan Lindley, Sr., QB, San Diego State
    He's a strong-armed QB who will depart as the Aztecs' all-time leading passer. Lindley has passed for 9,537 yards and 67 touchdowns.

    25. Michael Egnew, Sr., TE, Missouri
    A first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2010, Egnew had 90 catches and five touchdowns. He was a better receiver than blocker last year.

    26. Brandon Jenkins, Jr., DL, Florida State
    Jenkins will be the next big edge rusher for the Seminoles. He had 44 sacks in high school, and has speed and athletic ability to consistently pressure the quarterback.

    27. Zach Brown, Jr., LB, North Carolina
    He started only four games in 2010 but still led the Tar Heels in tackles. Brown is an excellent special teams player and is good in space.

    28. Stephon Gilmore, Jr., CB, South Carolina
    A first-team All-SEC selection in 2010, Gilmore led the team in tackles and had three interceptions. Gilmore has been a starter since he was a true freshman. He has the ability to play QB in a Wildcat formation.

    29. Vontaze Burfict, Jr., LB, Arizona State
    The reigning Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year led the Sun Devils with 90 tackles and contributed 8.5 sacks. Burfict is a MLB who makes plays all over the field.

    30. Mike Brewster, Sr., OL, Ohio State
    Brewster received some valuable playing time as a freshman in 2008 that got him on the right track. He's a smart player who will be a center in the NFL for 10-plus years.

    31. Andre Branch, Sr., DE, Clemson
    His very good athletic ability allows him to play with his hand in the ground or in space. Branch will be The Man on defense in 2011.

    32. Janoris Jenkins, Sr., DB
    Jenkins has been dismissed from Florida and reportedly will play at Division-II North Alabama next year. He was outstanding against the top receivers last season. The guy could be a first-round pick or go undrafted; it's entirely up to him if he wants to straighten out.

    33. Dont'a Hightower, Jr., LB, Alabama
    Hightower is coming off a season in which he had 69 tackles (3.5 for loss).

    34. Nick Foles, Sr., QB, Arizona
    Foles was very accurate last season, completing 67.1 percent of his pass attempts for 20 touchdowns.

    35. LaMichael James, Jr., RB, Oregon
    Last year's Doak Walker Award winner is coming off a huge year in which he scored 24 touchdowns and averaged 5.9 yards per carry.

    36. Luke Kuechly, Jr., LB, Boston College
    Kuechly was a machine last year, recording 183 total tackles for a defense that ranked 13th in the country.

    37. Ray-Ray Armstrong, Jr., DB, Miami (Fla.)
    Even with just three starts in 2010, Armstrong was the team's third-leading tackler and had three interceptions.

    38. Donte Paige-Moss, Jr., DL, North Carolina
    In 11 starts last year, Paige-Moss had 5.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

    39. Mark Barron, Sr., DB, Alabama
    A first-team All-SEC selection in 2010, Barron has 10 career interceptions and was the team's leading tackler last season with 75.

    40. Tank Carder, Sr., LB, TCU
    Carder was a first-team All-Mountain West selection last season after leading the team in tackles. He was also named the most valuable player of the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin.

    41. Marcus Forston, Jr., DL, Miami (Fla.)
    In 11 games as a starter last season, Forston recorded three sacks and nine tackles for loss.

    42. Jeff Fuller, Sr., WR, Texas A&M
    Fuller, the son of former 49ers WR Jeff Sr., had 72 catches and 12 touchdowns in 2010.

    43. Cliff Harris, Jr., DB, Oregon
    Harris is a small, quick DB who led the Ducks with five interceptions in 2010 and returned four punts for touchdowns.

    44. Keenan Robinson, Sr., LB, Texas
    An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, Robinson had a team-best 113 tackles to go with two sacks and two interceptions in 2010.

    45. Manti Te'o, Jr., LB, Notre Dame
    Te'o, who started 10 games as a true freshman, finished last season with 133 tackles, including 9.5 for loss.

    46. Juron Criner, Sr., WR, Arizona
    A first-team All-Pac 10 selection, Criner had 82 receptions and 11 touchdowns in 2010.

    47. Billy Winn, Sr., DL, Boise State
    Winn was a second-team All-WAC selection in 2010. He's an athletic player and good competitor.

    48. Riley Reiff, Jr., OL, Iowa
    Riley was a second-team All-Big Ten selection last season. He is reminiscent of former Hawkeye standout Robert Gallery.

    49. Ryan Tannehill, Sr., QB, Texas A&M
    Tennehill played wide receiver for two years before starting at QB during the middle of 2010. He passed for 449 yards and four touchdowns in his first start.

    50. Kirk Cousins, Sr., QB, Michigan State
    Cousins, who will be starting for the third year, is a tough player with a good arm. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season.

    51. Vinny Curry, Sr., DL, Marshall; 52. Mohamed Sanu, Jr., WR, Rutgers; 53. Greg Childs, Sr., WR, Arkansas; 54. Devin Taylor, Jr., DE, South Carolina; 55. David DeCastro, Jr., OL, Stanford; 56. Andrew Datko, Sr., OL, Florida State; 57. Cyrus Gray, Sr., RB, Texas A&M; 58. Omar Bolden*, Sr., DB, Arizona State; 59. Ryan Miller, Sr., OL, Colorado; 60. David Paulson, Sr., TE, Oregon.

    61. Robert Lester, Jr., DB, Alabama; 62. Danny Trevathan, Sr., LB, Kentucky; 63. David Lavonte, Sr., LB, Nebraska; 64. Kenny Tate, Sr., LB, Maryland; 65. Barrett Jones, Jr., Alabama, OL; 66. Nigel Bradham, Sr., LB, Florida State; 67. Isaiah Pead, Sr., RB, Cincinnati; 68. Casey Hayward, Sr., DB, Vanderbilt; 69. Jerry Franklin, Sr., LB, Arkansas; 70. Terrelle Pryor, Sr., QB, Ohio State.

    71. Levi Adock, Sr., OL, Oklahoma State; 72. Jaye Howard, Sr. DL, Florida; 73. George Bryan, Sr., TE, North Carolina State; 74. Brandon Boykin, Jr., CB, Georgia; 75. Chris Owusu, Sr., WR, Stanford; 76. Brandon Bolden, Sr., RB, Mississippi; 77. Cordy Glenn, Sr., OL, Georgia; 78. Ladarius Green, Sr., TE, Louisiana-Lafeyette; 79. Bruce Irvin, Sr., DL, West Virginia; 80. Delano Howell, Sr., DB, Stanford.

    81. Morris Claiborne, Jr., DB, LSU; 82. Knile Davis, Jr., RB, Arkansas; 83. Shaun Prater, Sr., DB, Iowa; 84. Brandon Weeden, Sr., QB, Oklahoma State; 85. Dan Herron, Sr., RB, Ohio State; 86. Doug Martin, Sr., RB, Boise State; 87. Montel Harris, Sr., RB, Boston College; 88. Kheeston Randall, Sr., DT, Texas; 89. Tydreke Powell, Sr., DL, North Carolina; 90. Kyle Martens, Sr., P, Rice.

    91. Nick Toon, Sr., WR, Wisconsin; 92. Case Keenum, Sr., QB, Houston; 93. Kendall Wright, Sr., WR, Baylor; 94. Vince Browne, Sr., DL, Northwestern; 95. Malik Jackson, Sr., DL, Tennessee; 96. Larry Warford, Jr., OL, Kentucky; 97. Tony Bergstrom, Jr., OL, Utah; 98. Taylor Thompson, Sr., DL, Southern Methodist; 99. Drew Butler, Sr., P, Georgia; 100. Jeff Demps, Sr., RB, Florida.

    *Suffered an ACL injury in spring game and will likely miss entire 2011 season.

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    Luck, Barkley highlight top 2012 draft-eligible players

    By Gil Brandt NFL.com
    Senior Analyst
    Published: May 16, 2011



    Kyle Terada / US Presswire
    With ideal size and arm strength, and his winning ways, Stanford QB Andrew Luck has it all.

    We've got a very long way to go until the 2012 NFL Draft, but here is how I size up the top-100 draft-eligible prospects heading into the 2011 college football season. It should serve as no surprise who is my No. 1.

    1. Andrew Luck, Jr., QB, Stanford
    Luck, who possesses ideal size and arm strength for the quarterback position, has two years of eligibility left at Stanford. His father, Oliver Luck, was the 44th overall pick in the 1982 NFL Draft (second round by the Houston Oilers).



    Matt Barkley is rated No. 2 because he's been solid since becoming the first USC QB to start a season opener as a true freshman. (Gary A. Vasquez/US Presswire)

    2. Matt Barkley, Jr., QB, USC
    In 2009, Barkley became the first true freshman to ever start a season opener at USC, helping guide the Trojans to a 56-3 win over San Jose State. Barkley, who is also a team captain, has two years of eligibility left at USC. Despite playing just two seasons, Barkley already ranks ninth overall at USC in career total offense.

    3. Quinton Coples, Sr., DL, North Carolina
    A first-team All-ACC selection in 2010, Coples had 10 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss and 12 quarterback pressures.

    4. Nate Potter, Sr., OL, Boise State
    Potter is a home-grown prospect that has earned first-team All-WAC honors twice. With long arms and good feet, Potter is reminiscent of former Boise State lineman Ryan Clady, who is now with the Denver Broncos.

    5. Justin Blackmon, Jr., WR, Oklahoma State
    Blackmon, who has two years of eligibility left at OSU, was the 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Biletnikoff Award winner. He had 111 catches for 20 touchdowns, averaging 16.1 yards per reception.

    6. Alshon Jeffery, Jr., WR, South Carolina
    A 2010 first-team All-SEC selection, Jeffery possesses the size and speed needed at the position in the NFL. Last season, Jeffery had 88 receptions for 1,517 yards.

    7. Travis Lewis, Sr., LB, Oklahoma
    Lewis could be this year's version of Von Miller, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft. Lewis is a three-year starter at Oklahoma and had 109 tackles in 2010 and 362 in his college career. Lewis, who was a high school running back has the speed and athletic ability to play at the next level.

    8. Mike Adams, Sr., OL, Ohio State
    Adams, a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2010, will miss the first five games of the 2011 season due to suspension. Adams needs to add more strength to compete in the NFL.

    9. Dre Kirkpatrick, Jr., DB, Alabama
    A second-team All-SEC selection in 2010 who still has two more years of eligibility left at 'Bama, Kirkpatrick has the height and speed needed to play the position. He had three interceptions last season.

    10. Landry Jones, Jr., QB, Oklahoma
    Named after former Dallas Cowboys coach and Hall of Famer Tom Landry, Jones has the size and arm strength teams look for in quarterbacks but is not a good runner. He completed 65 percent of his passes for 38 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions in 2010. Oklahoma does a great job of coaching quarterbacks; former Sooner Sam Bradford was the No. 1 overall pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2010.

    11. Trent Richardson, Jr., RB, Alabama
    Richardson hails from the same high school as Emmitt Smith, the Hall of Famer and the NFL's all-time career rushing leader. The versatile Richardson averaged 5.7 yards per carry over two seasons with the Crimson Tide, and also has been a very good kick returner. Richardson ran for 144 yards and a touchdown in an early season showdown against Penn State.

    12. Matt Kalil, Jr., OL, USC
    Father, Frank, and brother, Ryan, were also good college players. Ryan Kalil, a center, is a member of the Carolina Panthers. Matt, who has two years of eligibility left, plays left tackle for the Trojans, and possesses size and athletic ability.

    13. Jared Crick, Sr., DL, Nebraska
    A fifth-year player, Crick has 19 sacks over the past two seasons, plus 31 tackles for loss. In a 2009 win over Baylor, Crick had a Cornhusker-record five sacks. Crick is also very good against the run.

    14. Alfonzo Dennard, Sr., DB, Nebraska
    Dennard started 21 games over the past two years and had four interceptions in 2010. He's been well-coached at the position, owning good coverage ability.

    15. Jerel Worthy, Jr., DL, Michigan State
    A two-year starter at defensive tackle, Worthy is a big, explosive athlete who has the strength to push the pocket. A member of the freshman All-American team, Worthy has two years of eligibility left.

    16. Jonathan Martin, Jr., OL, Stanford
    A two-year starter at left tackle, Martin was named first-team All-Pac 10 in 2010. He is a very good pass blocker. Martin wears No. 55, which is an odd number for a tackle. He has two years of eligibility left in Palo Alto and could use that time to build more strength.

    17. Michael Floyd, Jr., WR, Notre Dame
    A three-year starter, Floyd is the school's all-time receiving touchdowns leader (2 and second in catches (171). He's big and fast, but he's also had off-field troubles he'll have to work out.

    18. Courtney Upshaw, Sr., LB, Alabama
    Upshaw is a three-year player who started for the first time in 2010. He had 10 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in an impressive performance against Auburn last season.

    19. Matt Reynolds, Sr., OL, BYU
    Son of assistant coach Lance Reynolds, Matt went on a church mission before starting school. He's an older player who would most likely play guard in the NFL.

    20. Ryan Broyles, Sr., WR, Oklahoma
    He has the speed and quickness to be explosive, much like the Eagles' DeSean Jackson. Broyles had 131 receptions last season for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns.

    21. Kelechi Osemele, Sr., OL, Iowa State
    He's a left tackle for the Cyclones who will likely play guard or right tackle in the NFL. Teams will make the trip to Ames to check this kid out.

    22. Chase Minnifield, Sr., DB, Virginia
    His father, Frank Minnifield, played nine years and appeared in four Pro Bowls with the Cleveland Browns. Last year was Chase's first as a starter, and he was named first-team All-ACC. He has coverage skills and can return kicks.

    23. Jayron Hosley, Jr., DB, Virginia Tech
    He had nine interceptions to go with 17 passes defended in 2010, on his way to being named first-team All-ACC. Hosley is a very good small cover corner.

    24. Ryan Lindley, Sr., QB, San Diego State
    He's a strong-armed QB who will depart as the Aztecs' all-time leading passer. Lindley has passed for 9,537 yards and 67 touchdowns.

    25. Michael Egnew, Sr., TE, Missouri
    A first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2010, Egnew had 90 catches and five touchdowns. He was a better receiver than blocker last year.

    26. Brandon Jenkins, Jr., DL, Florida State
    Jenkins will be the next big edge rusher for the Seminoles. He had 44 sacks in high school, and has speed and athletic ability to consistently pressure the quarterback.

    27. Zach Brown, Jr., LB, North Carolina
    He started only four games in 2010 but still led the Tar Heels in tackles. Brown is an excellent special teams player and is good in space.

    28. Stephon Gilmore, Jr., CB, South Carolina
    A first-team All-SEC selection in 2010, Gilmore led the team in tackles and had three interceptions. Gilmore has been a starter since he was a true freshman. He has the ability to play QB in a Wildcat formation.

    29. Vontaze Burfict, Jr., LB, Arizona State
    The reigning Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year led the Sun Devils with 90 tackles and contributed 8.5 sacks. Burfict is a MLB who makes plays all over the field.

    30. Mike Brewster, Sr., OL, Ohio State
    Brewster received some valuable playing time as a freshman in 2008 that got him on the right track. He's a smart player who will be a center in the NFL for 10-plus years.

    31. Andre Branch, Sr., DE, Clemson
    His very good athletic ability allows him to play with his hand in the ground or in space. Branch will be The Man on defense in 2011.

    32. Janoris Jenkins, Sr., DB
    Jenkins has been dismissed from Florida and reportedly will play at Division-II North Alabama next year. He was outstanding against the top receivers last season. The guy could be a first-round pick or go undrafted; it's entirely up to him if he wants to straighten out.

    33. Dont'a Hightower, Jr., LB, Alabama
    Hightower is coming off a season in which he had 69 tackles (3.5 for loss).

    34. Nick Foles, Sr., QB, Arizona
    Foles was very accurate last season, completing 67.1 percent of his pass attempts for 20 touchdowns.

    35. LaMichael James, Jr., RB, Oregon
    Last year's Doak Walker Award winner is coming off a huge year in which he scored 24 touchdowns and averaged 5.9 yards per carry.

    36. Luke Kuechly, Jr., LB, Boston College
    Kuechly was a machine last year, recording 183 total tackles for a defense that ranked 13th in the country.

    37. Ray-Ray Armstrong, Jr., DB, Miami (Fla.)
    Even with just three starts in 2010, Armstrong was the team's third-leading tackler and had three interceptions.

    38. Donte Paige-Moss, Jr., DL, North Carolina
    In 11 starts last year, Paige-Moss had 5.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

    39. Mark Barron, Sr., DB, Alabama
    A first-team All-SEC selection in 2010, Barron has 10 career interceptions and was the team's leading tackler last season with 75.

    40. Tank Carder, Sr., LB, TCU
    Carder was a first-team All-Mountain West selection last season after leading the team in tackles. He was also named the most valuable player of the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin.

    41. Marcus Forston, Jr., DL, Miami (Fla.)
    In 11 games as a starter last season, Forston recorded three sacks and nine tackles for loss.

    42. Jeff Fuller, Sr., WR, Texas A&M
    Fuller, the son of former 49ers WR Jeff Sr., had 72 catches and 12 touchdowns in 2010.

    43. Cliff Harris, Jr., DB, Oregon
    Harris is a small, quick DB who led the Ducks with five interceptions in 2010 and returned four punts for touchdowns.

    44. Keenan Robinson, Sr., LB, Texas
    An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, Robinson had a team-best 113 tackles to go with two sacks and two interceptions in 2010.

    45. Manti Te'o, Jr., LB, Notre Dame
    Te'o, who started 10 games as a true freshman, finished last season with 133 tackles, including 9.5 for loss.

    46. Juron Criner, Sr., WR, Arizona
    A first-team All-Pac 10 selection, Criner had 82 receptions and 11 touchdowns in 2010.

    47. Billy Winn, Sr., DL, Boise State
    Winn was a second-team All-WAC selection in 2010. He's an athletic player and good competitor.

    48. Riley Reiff, Jr., OL, Iowa
    Riley was a second-team All-Big Ten selection last season. He is reminiscent of former Hawkeye standout Robert Gallery.

    49. Ryan Tannehill, Sr., QB, Texas A&M
    Tennehill played wide receiver for two years before starting at QB during the middle of 2010. He passed for 449 yards and four touchdowns in his first start.

    50. Kirk Cousins, Sr., QB, Michigan State
    Cousins, who will be starting for the third year, is a tough player with a good arm. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last season.

    51. Vinny Curry, Sr., DL, Marshall; 52. Mohamed Sanu, Jr., WR, Rutgers; 53. Greg Childs, Sr., WR, Arkansas; 54. Devin Taylor, Jr., DE, South Carolina; 55. David DeCastro, Jr., OL, Stanford; 56. Andrew Datko, Sr., OL, Florida State; 57. Cyrus Gray, Sr., RB, Texas A&M; 58. Omar Bolden*, Sr., DB, Arizona State; 59. Ryan Miller, Sr., OL, Colorado; 60. David Paulson, Sr., TE, Oregon.

    61. Robert Lester, Jr., DB, Alabama; 62. Danny Trevathan, Sr., LB, Kentucky; 63. David Lavonte, Sr., LB, Nebraska; 64. Kenny Tate, Sr., LB, Maryland; 65. Barrett Jones, Jr., Alabama, OL; 66. Nigel Bradham, Sr., LB, Florida State; 67. Isaiah Pead, Sr., RB, Cincinnati; 68. Casey Hayward, Sr., DB, Vanderbilt; 69. Jerry Franklin, Sr., LB, Arkansas; 70. Terrelle Pryor, Sr., QB, Ohio State.

    71. Levi Adock, Sr., OL, Oklahoma State; 72. Jaye Howard, Sr. DL, Florida; 73. George Bryan, Sr., TE, North Carolina State; 74. Brandon Boykin, Jr., CB, Georgia; 75. Chris Owusu, Sr., WR, Stanford; 76. Brandon Bolden, Sr., RB, Mississippi; 77. Cordy Glenn, Sr., OL, Georgia; 78. Ladarius Green, Sr., TE, Louisiana-Lafeyette; 79. Bruce Irvin, Sr., DL, West Virginia; 80. Delano Howell, Sr., DB, Stanford.

    81. Morris Claiborne, Jr., DB, LSU; 82. Knile Davis, Jr., RB, Arkansas; 83. Shaun Prater, Sr., DB, Iowa; 84. Brandon Weeden, Sr., QB, Oklahoma State; 85. Dan Herron, Sr., RB, Ohio State; 86. Doug Martin, Sr., RB, Boise State; 87. Montel Harris, Sr., RB, Boston College; 88. Kheeston Randall, Sr., DT, Texas; 89. Tydreke Powell, Sr., DL, North Carolina; 90. Kyle Martens, Sr., P, Rice.

    91. Nick Toon, Sr., WR, Wisconsin; 92. Case Keenum, Sr., QB, Houston; 93. Kendall Wright, Sr., WR, Baylor; 94. Vince Browne, Sr., DL, Northwestern; 95. Malik Jackson, Sr., DL, Tennessee; 96. Larry Warford, Jr., OL, Kentucky; 97. Tony Bergstrom, Jr., OL, Utah; 98. Taylor Thompson, Sr., DL, Southern Methodist; 99. Drew Butler, Sr., P, Georgia; 100. Jeff Demps, Sr., RB, Florida.

    *Suffered an ACL injury in spring game and will likely miss entire 2011 season.

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    Big Jay's Preliminary 2012 NFL Mock Draft for Behind the Steel Curtain

    by big_jay71 on May 29, 2011


    It's never too early to think about the future. Even though the Steelers are perennial powers in the NFL they always have a couple of well defined needs heading into each and every draft season. Heading into the 2012 draft season the Steelers will be looking for a replacement for Casey Hampton and could still need to address the offensive guard and cornerback positions. In addition to that we may be bidding farewell to Hines Ward, and even though it appears as though Emanuel Sanders or Antonio Brown should be able to step up neither one of them may be able to truly fill Ward's shoes.

    Please try not to focus too much on the draft position of the Steelers or any other team. I tried not to be a homer and give the Steelers the 32nd pick. While they did a lot in the 2011 draft to fill their needs so did the Packers.


    1. Washington Redskins – Andrew Luck QB, Stanford

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Ryan Kerrigan DE, Purdue
    Team Needs: QB/RT/CB/RG/OC

    For all the picks Washington had in the 2011 NFL draft they still have a huge hole left to fill. They failed to secure a quarterback which means they’ll enter the season with Rex Grossman or John Beck as the likely starter. All aboard the Andrew Luck train. Now if Luck follows the same path as Jake Locker, where as he was projected to go first overall but decided to stay for his senior season and has a sub par year, he may not be the first QB taken. Luck’s head coach and a majority of his starting offense are gone. As a result it may be USC’s Matt Barkley or Oklahoma’s Landry Jones going first overall.

    2. Arizona Cardinals – Matt Barkley QB, USC

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Patrick Peterson CB, LSU
    Team Needs: QB/LT/OLB/OG

    As with the Redskins the Cardinals failed to take a QB in the 2011 draft. Now it’s likely that once the lockout is lifted they’ll aggressively pursue a trade of Kevin Kolb but it’s a huge gamble. Their fallback option will be to sign Marc Bulger and if I were a Cardinals fan that wouldn’t instill a lot of hope. And if they are picking in the top five yet again it may also be the end of the Ken Whisenhunt era, and new regimes means new quarterbacks. If they pick this high but do aquire Kolb then it’ll be the highest rated offensive tackle which would be Barkley’s teammate Matt Kalil.

    3. Cincinnati Bengals – Matt Kalil OT, USC

    2011 NFL Mock Draft Pick: A.J. Green WR, UGA
    Team Needs: DE/RB/ILB

    Cincy got their franchise wide receiver and supposed franchise quarterback in the first two rounds of the 2011 NFL draft. But in the AFC North any rookie QB is going to have some growing pains when facing the Ravens and Steelers defense each twice a year. As such they’ll likely have another early pick in 2012. I gave serious thought to giving them UNC DE Quinton Coples but a cornerstone left tackle should trump a defensive lineman every time.

    4. Tennessee Titans – Quinton Coples DE, UNC

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Jake Locker QB, Washington
    Team Needs: LG/OC/DE

    As with most of the teams drafting in the top half of the 2012 draft the Titans will have experienced some growing pains breaking in a rookie QB. Combing their need plus the talent available Coples makes the most sense. Once the 2011 free agency period begins they’ll probably be out bid to retain the services of Jason Babin. Coples stepped in with all of the suspensions to the Tar Heels players and registered 10 sacks with 15.5 tackles for loss.

    5. Carolina Panthers – Alshon Jeffery WR, South Carolina

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Cam Newton QB, Auburn
    Team Needs: WR/DE/TE

    The Panthers drafted Cam Newton but he’s a huge work in progress but because they want to avoid a QB controversy he’ll probably be given the starting job by week one. As such they are going to struggle. The only dependable wide receiver on the Panthers roster is Steve Smith, likely to be traded or released before the start of the season, and who would be 33 years old shortly after the 2012 NFL draft. Jeffery is a monster at 6’3", 234lbs. who presents a nightmare match up against any secondary.

    6. Denver Broncos – Dre Kirkpatrick CB, Alabama

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Von Miller DE/OLB, Texas A&M
    Team Needs: DT/CB/RT

    Heading into the 2011 draft Denver’s biggest need was at defensive tackle and they failed miserably to address it, so coming into 2012 it has to be given some consideration. However they also have a need a cornerback. Champ Bailey is still playing at a high level now but he’ll turn 34 years old the summer after the 2012 draft and Perrish Cox may be going to prison at some time in the near future. Kirkpatrick will be this drafts version of Patrick Peterson. He’s 6’3", 185lbs. and runs a 4.4 40.

    7. Minnesota Vikings – Jonathan Martin OT, Stanford

    2011 1st Draft Pick: Christian Ponder QB, FSU
    Team Needs: RG/SS/FS/DT

    At this stage of his career Bryant McKinnie is no longer a viable option to anchor the left side of the line. He’ll probably be moved to right tackle and Phil Loadholt to right guard. Young QB Chris Ponder will need a franchise left tackle to protect him and prolong his career.

    8. Seattle Seahawks – Landry Jones QB, Oklahoma

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: James Carpenter OG/OT, Alabama
    Team Needs: QB/CB/OC

    As with the Cardinals and Redskins the Seahawks failed to secure a quarterback in the 2011 NFL draft. 35 year old Matt Hasselbeck is a free agent and unlikely to be resigned. That means heading into the 2011 season career-clipboard holder Charlie Whitehurst will be the only option to start. And of course that means come the 2012 NFL draft the Seattle Seahawks will have a top ten pick. Last season Jones threw 38 TD passes to only 12 interceptions and had a completion percentage of 65%.

    9. Buffalo Bills – Donte Paige-Moss DE/OLB, UNC

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Marcell Dareus DE/DT, Alabama
    Team Needs: OT/OLB/WR

    The Bills had a very solid 2011 NFL draft, getting great value for a majority of their picks. However they did fail to upgrade an anemic pass-rush from the OLB spot. Donte Paige-Moss is going to be the 2012 version of Von Miller. He’s a very undersized defensive end who’s got good quickness and a non-stop motor.

    10. Cleveland Browns – Justin Blackmon WR, Oklahoma State

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Phil Taylor NT, Baylor
    Team Needs: RT/DT/OLB

    Cleveland drafted Greg Little in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft and he’ll be a nice addition to a very underachieving WR core but they still need a legitimate number one WR. Blackmon would’ve been a top 20 pick had he decided to forgo his senior season and has a chance to be the first WR off of the board in 2012.

    11. Oakland Raiders – Riley Reiff OT, Iowa

    2011 1st Draft Pick: Stefen Wisniewski OC/OG, Penn State
    Team Needs: QB/LG/TE

    Mocking for Oakland is extremely difficult. Al Davis is crazy and unpredictable. The Raiders really need to upgrade their offensive line and the athletic Reiff would make a great addition but if anyone would hold a grudge against prospects that play the same position and went to the same school as a previous high bust it would be Al Davis. He may see Reiff and compare him to Robert Gallery.

    12. San Francisco 49ers – Alfonzo Dennard CB, Nebraska

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Aldon Smith DE/OLB, Missouri
    Team Needs: CB/DE

    Heading into 2012 the 49ers biggest need will definitely be a cornerback. Nate Clements will be 32 years old and has been on the decline for some time. And Shawntae Spencer has been wildly inconsistent as well. Dennard is finally out of the shadow of Prince Amukamara and will get his time in the spotlight.

    13. Detroit Lions – Vontaze Burflict LB, ASU

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Nick Fairley DT/DE, Auburn
    Team Needs: CB/LT/OLB/OC/SS

    By taking Nick Fairley over Prince Amukamara the Lions showed that they really will draft talent over need. Heading into the 2012 draft cornerback will still be the Lions primary need. However I seriously doubt they will pass-up on a talent like Burflict. He’s an absolute stud and one of the best ILB prospects since Patrick Willis. He’s also athletic enough to play either the Sam or Will linebacker spots. It would also fill one of Detroit’s needs seeing how they released Julian Peterson and didn’t do much in the 2011 draft to replace him.

    14. Jacksonville Jaguars – Stephon Gilmore CB, South Carolina

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Blaine Gabbert QB, Missouri
    Team Needs: DE/FS/SS/CB

    With the exception of Rashean Mathis, who’ll be a 32 year old free agent in 2012, the Jaguars have one of the worst secondaries in all of football. And if they lose Mathis this pick will absolutely have to be a cornerback.

    15. Miami Dolphins – Trent Richardson RB, Alabama

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Mike Pouncey OG/OC, Florida
    Team Needs: QB/FS/OG/TE

    If they’re at pick 15 again it will signal the end of the Chad Henne era in Miami, and maybe even the end of the Tony Sparano era as well. Unfortunately the top three QB’s are already off the board at this point and it’s way too early to draft Arizona’s Nick Foles. Trent Richardson makes the most sense with the talent available. Richardson’s former teammate Mark Ingram was mocked to the Dolphins through most of the whole draft season because Rickey Williams and Ronnie Brown are both free agents. They drafted Daniel Thomas in the second round but will need someone to compliment him. Trent Richardson is a better prospect than Ingram; combining size and speed he had a 6.5 YPC in 2010.

    16. Dallas Cowboys – Cliff Harris CB, Oregon

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Tyron Smith OT, USC
    Team Needs: CB/FS/DE/SS/OT

    Dallas did a good job of filling their offensive line needs in the 2011 NFL draft but they still have big needs in the secondary. Terrence Newman will be 34 years old before the start of the 2012 season, Mike Jenkins is an absent-minded pass-interference machine, Alan Ball was routinely burned this past season, and Gerald Sensabaugh is a 2011 free agent. Fortunately for Dallas the 2012 crop of cornerbacks is very top heavy so they’ll be able to get a quality CB in the middle of the first round, even with three of them already off of the board.

    17. Houston Texans – Janzen Jackson, FS, Tennessee

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: J.J. Watt DT/DE, Wisconsin
    Team Needs: NT/FS/WR

    Houston did a great job picking players for their new 3-4 defense in the 2011 draft but they still having nothing at free safety, especially after cutting Eugene Wilson. Jackson has fallen off of a lot of big board’s because he withdrew from Tennessee in February for personal reasons which have not yet come to light, but apparently he left in good standing and is scheduled to return to campus at some point in 2011. As long as he comes back to play the season he should be a first round pick.

    18. San Diego Chargers – Courtney Upshaw DE/OLB, Alabama

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Corey Liuget DT, Illinois
    Team Needs: OLB/ILB/RT

    Personally I thought that the Chargers had a poor 2011 draft. Corey Liuget is not a good fit as a five technique defensive end and they over reached for their two second round picks. Heading into 2012 maybe GM A.J. Smith will finally admit that Larry English is a bust because they really need to upgrade their pass-rush. Upshaw is a 260lbs defensive end who will probably convert to 3-4 OLB. He had 7 sacks and 14 tackles for loss in 2010.

    19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Chase Minnifield CB, Virginia

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Adrian Clayborn DE, Iowa
    Team Needs: ILB/CB/RT/OG

    Tampa Bay has finally solidified their defensive line spending first and second round picks in back to back years on defensive tackles and ends, now hopefully they can turn their attention elsewhere. Going into 2012 the cornerback position is going to be a huge area of need for them. Rhonde Barber will be 37 years old by the time the 2012 draft rolls around and who knows what’s going to happen to Aqib Talib this season as he may be going to jail at some point.

    20. Chicago Bears – Jerel Worthy DT, Michigan State

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Gabe Carimi OT, Wisconsin
    Team Needs: OG/OC/WR

    Chicago did a good job of addressing their needs on both the offensive and defensive lines in the 2010 draft but there’s still work to be done. Offensively they still need a guard and center, and on the other side Anthony Adams is a free agent and Israel Idonije will be a free agent in 2012. Worthy will probably be a top ten pick come draft day but I just had a hard time finding a place for him to fit earlier than this as so many teams now employ a 3-4 defense.

    21. St. Louis Rams – Marcus Forston DT, Miami

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Robert Quinn DE/OLB, UNC
    Team Needs: RG/FS/DT/RB

    St. Louis’ biggest needs heading into 2012 will be at weakside linebacker to upgrade over Chris Chamberlain and Larry Grant, at free safety to replace the released O.J. Atogwe, at right guard to replace a horrible Adam Goldberg, and at defensive tackle to replace Gary Gibson who is too undersized and can’t hold up against the run. Forston is the best available prospect who fits any of those needs. He’s a very athletic 310lbs. and will probably be a better prospect come draft day than was Corey Liuget whom the Rams were reportedly very interested in during the 2011 draft.

    22. New York Giants – Travis Lewis OLB, Oklahoma

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Prince Amukamara CB, Nebraska
    Team Needs: OC/RB/OLB/OG

    The Giants got a steal when Prince Amukamara fell to them in the 2011 draft but they failed to address a majority of their needs. They still need a left tackle because William Beatty hasn’t worked out, Shaun O’Hara will be a 34 year old free agent next year, and their linebacking corps still needs an overhaul. They’ve tended to ignore their needs at linebacker so I was hesitant to mock them Lewis but he’s a much better prospect than the available offensive lineman.

    23. Indianapolis Colts – Ryan Broyles WR, Oklahoma

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Anthony Castonzo OT, Boston College
    Team Needs: OC/WR/SS

    Indy did a phenomenal job filling their offensive line needs in the 2011 draft but depending on whether they play Ben Ijalana at right guard or tackle they’ll still have one more hole to fill there. Plus Jeff Saturday will be a 36 year old free agent in 2012. At wide receiver Reggie Wayne will be 33 years old this coming season, Anthony Gonzalez can’t seem to stay healthy, and Austin Collie may be forced to retire if he gets another concussion. As is tradition the Colts will almost assuredly take an offensive player in the first round of the draft. Broyles seems to fit the type of WR the Colts like to have.

    24. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Potter OT, Boise State

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Jonathan Baldwin WR, Pittsburgh
    Team Needs: OT/RB

    Kansas City fans can defend Brandon Albert all they want but the fact remains that he would be a better fit at guard or right tackle. There were plenty of rumors going around that the Chiefs were very interested in taking Nate Solder, so they’ve got to feel the same way I do. And in any event they need an upgrade at right tackle over Barry Richardson anyway. Potter had his ups and downs in 2010 but if he can bounce back he would certainly be worth a first round pick.

    25. New York Jets – Devin Taylor DE/OLB, South Carolina

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Muhammed Wilkerson DE, Temple
    Team Needs: OLB/RT

    Adding Muhammed Wilkerson and Kendrick Ellis will certainly help with their pass-rushing issues but the Jets still need upgrades at OLB. Taylor terrorized opponents in the SEC last season accumulating 7.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.

    26. Cleveland Browns (via Atlanta Falcons) – Andre Branch DE, Clemson

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Phil Taylor NT, Baylor
    Team Needs: RT/DT/OLB

    Having taken care of their biggest offensive need with their first pick, now the Browns can focus on continuing to add player to their new 4-3 defense. In 2010 they beefed up the defensive line by adding Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard but still have some holes left to fill. If Eric Wright doesn’t bounce back from a poor season the Browns will be looking to replace him. Branch represents the best prospect available that fits any sort of need and would help solidify a young defensive front.

    27. Philadelphia Eagles – Omar Bolden CB, Arizona State

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Danny Watkins OG, Baylor
    Team Needs: CB/RT

    Personally I was stunned when the Eagles passed on Jimmy Smith for Danny Watkins. Unless they sign Nnamdi Asomugha when free agency begins, which they are rumored to do, then they will definitely be looking for cornerback help in the 2012 draft. Bolden is the last of the first round group of cornerbacks.

    28. New England Patriots – Mohamed Sanu WR, Rutgers

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Nate Solder OT, Colorado
    Team Needs: OLB/DE/WR

    The Patriots still need a true number one wide receiver. They also need a five technique defensive and a pass-rushing outside linebacker but they need both of those before coming into the 2011 draft and bypassed both needs. The top wide receiver on the board would be Sanu or Texas A&M’s Jeff Fuller, but Sanu is a better fit.

    29. Baltimore Ravens – Michael Brewster OC, Ohio State

    2011 1st Draft Pick: Jimmy Smith CB, Colorado
    Team Needs: OC/RG/ILB

    I was really torn about this pick. As far as immediate need goes it would definitely have to be offensive center. When the 2012 draft rolls around current center Matt Birk will be a 36 year old free agent. But as we’ve seen for a while now the Ravens do not draft for need, even if at this point Brewster is by far the best center in the draft. It’s likely they may go defense, needing an heir to Ray Lewis and possibly a replacement for Sergio Kindle if he can’t rebound from a serious head injury. If they do go that route it’ll be Notre Dame ILB Manti Te’o.

    30. New England Patriots (via New Orleans Saints) – Jared Crick DT/DE, Nebraska

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Nate Solder OT, Colorado
    Team Needs: OLB/DE/WR

    There’s almost no chance the Patriots use both for their 2012 first round picks. If they do they just have to address their pass-rush after taking a wide receiver with the first pick, either at defensive end or outside linebacker. Belichick has a history of not taking defensive ends to convert to linebacker because of their high bust rate so I’ll have to assume that they will target a five technique defensive end. Currently I have Crick as the highest rated 3-4 DE but he’s was somewhat inconsistent after losing Ndamukong Suh to the draft last year, so he’ll definitely need to step it up this coming season.

    31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Kerry Murphy NT, Alabama

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Cameron Heyward DE, OSU
    Team Needs: NT/RG/ILB/P

    The Steelers had a very typical 2011 draft. It wasn’t sexy but very solid. In 2012 they could still find themselves needing an offensive guard and a cornerback though. I imagine that in 2012 Flozell Adams will be retired, Willie Colon will probably be moving on to another team that’s willing to pay him a fat contract, and 2011 rookie Marcus Gilbert will be manning the right tackle spot. The usual suspects will still be trying to prove themselves at right guard such as Essex, Legursky, and Foster in addition to rookie Keith Williams. At cornerback we should have a much better understanding as to how Keenan Lewis and Crezdon Butler will work on the defense, as well as a glimmer of Curtis Brown and Cortez Allen’s ability. Given that fact that they were all picked in the third round or later it may be that the Steelers will again need to consider taking a cornerback in the first round. If they were so inclined to do so it would have to be Washington’s Desmond Trufant, little brother of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant. If they go for a guard it’ll be Iowa State’s Kelechi Osemele. But seeing how the Steelers rarely go for immediate need and instead go for the best talent available that fits a need within the next couple of years I think they’ll go for a nose tackle to replace Casey Hampton. He’ll be 35 years old at the start of the 2012 season and in the final year of his current contract. Finding his replacement would solidify the defensive front for the next decade when including Ziggy Hood and Cameron Heyward. At this point I have Kerry Murphy as my highest rated nose tackle. He’s 6’4", 330lbs. and is going to be the next big thing (figuratively and literally) at Alabama after Marcell Dareus and Terrence Cody. But another nose tackle that will probably gain some steam is Washington’s Alameda Ta’amu who goes about 6’3", 330lbs.


    32. Green Bay Packers – Manti Te'o ILB, Notre Dame

    2011 1st round Draft Pick: Derek Sherrod OT, Miss. State
    Team Needs: OLB/LG/DE

    Green Bay really doesn’t have any major needs going into the 2012 draft. They are pretty fairly loaded on both offense and defense so they can afford to go with the best player available. Te’o was one of the top rated players coming from high school and will be one of the highest rated going into the 2012 draft as well. The only thing that causes him to fall this far is the position he plays. After the whole team picture incident leading up to the Super Bowl the Packers may consider replacing the injury-plagued Nick Barnett who will be 30 years old and in the final year of his contract.

    33. Washington Redskins – Kelechi Osemele OG/OT, Iowa State
    Regardless if Washington takes Luck number one overall they will still need to take the best available offensive lineman here. Jammal Brown is a 2011 free agent, Artis Hicks was benched last season, and Casey Rabach will be 35 years old at the start of the 2012 season.

    34. Arizona Cardinals – Jeff Fuller WR, Texas A&M
    I really wanted to give the Cardinals an offensive lineman here but at this point Fuller is too good to pass up. Early Doucet and Steve Breaston are currently free agents and in 2012 Larry Fitzgerald will be one as well.

    35. Cincinnati Bengals – Knile Davis RB, Arkansas
    Cincy’s two biggest needs at this point are defensive end and running back. Cedric Benson is currently a free agent and will be 29 years old before the end of next season.

    36. Tennessee Titans – Dwayne Allen TE, Clemson
    Bo Scaife is a 30 year old free agent and Jared Cook has been a disappointment.

    37. Carolina Panthers – Zach Brown OLB, UNC
    James Anderson, Jamar Williams, and Thomas Davis are all free agents with Davis being very injury-prone.

    38. Denver Broncos – Tydreke Powell DT, UNC
    Denver has to get some defensive tackle help from somewhere.

    39. Minnesota Vikings – Alameda Ta'amu NT, Washington
    Pat Williams will be gone at some point and they’ll need someone who can step in from day one.

    40. Seattle Seahawks – Robert Lester S, Alabama
    I spent a late-round flyer on Mark LeGree but he’s not going to be the answer to their strong safety woes.

    41. Buffalo Bills – Mike Adams OT, Ohio State
    Buffalo has to get serious at some point about the issues along their offensive line.

    42. Cleveland Browns – Desmond Trufant CB, Washington
    Eric Wright could be upgraded and GM Mike Holmgren likes to spend early picks on the secondary.

    43. New England Patriots (via Oakland Raiders) – Cordy Glenn OG/OT, UGA
    They drafted Marcus Cannon who’s still a year away from being able to play but who knows how quickly he’ll be re-acclimated to football. In addition to that Stephen Neal retired and Logan Mankins will probably be traded at some point. Glenn has the sort of versatility that’ll appeal to coach Belichick.

    44. San Francisco 49ers – Kheeston Randall DE/DT, Texas
    San Fran needs an upgrade at defensive end opposite of Justin Smith.

    45. Detroit Lions – Bobby Massie OT, Ole’ Miss.
    For Matt Stafford’s sake I really hope Detroit picks an offensive lineman at some point early in the 2012 draft.

    46. Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke Kuechly LB, Boston College
    Kirk Morrison and Justin Durant are both 2011 free agents ad Durant is injury-plagued.

    47. Miami Dolphins – Nick Foles QB, Arizona
    If Miami has another .500 season it’ll be the end of the Chad Henne era.

    48. Dallas Cowboys – T.J. McDonald S, USC
    Alan Ball is a terrible free safety and Gerald Sensabaugh is a 2011 free agent.

    49. Houston Texans – Greg Childs WR, Arkansas
    With a strong defensive draft in 2011 and a free safety taken in the first round the Texans can turn their focus to the offense. Childs is a big, athletic WR who will draw double-teams away from Andre Johnson.

    50. San Diego Chargers – Dwight Jones WR, UNC
    Vincent Jackson, Malcolm Floyd, and, Legedu Naanee are all 2011 free agents. Jackson was franchised but will probably be traded at some point. Jones is 6’5", 210lbs. and fits the mold of the type of WR’s the Chargers covet.

    51. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Kevin Zeitler OG, Wisconsin
    Now that the Bucs have one of the best and youngest defensive lines in all of football they can now focus on upgrading their counterparts. They have deficiencies at right tackle, guard, and center.

    52. Chicago Bears – Ryan Miller OG/OT, Colorado
    Much like the 2011 draft the Bears spend their first two picks upgrading their offensive and defensive lines. Ryan Miller is very Nate Solder-like in that he’s a very lean and athletic lineman at 6’8", 312lbs. He currently plays guard but would probably be better served playing tackle where his abilities would be better utilized. They drafted Gabe Carimi and adding Miller would give them a great set of bookends to keep Jay Cutler upright.

    53. St. Louis Rams – Cyrus Gray RB, Texas A&M
    St. Louis has been riding Steven Jackson hard his entire career. If they want him to last as long as possible they really need to get another back capable of shouldering the load.

    54. New York Giants – Chris Polk RB, Washington
    Ahmad Bradshaw is a fumble and injury-prone 2011 free agent, and Brandon Jacobs big body is breaking down.

    55. Indianapolis Colts – Matt Reynolds OT, BYU
    Indy continues to rebuild their offensive line. Ben Ijalana will probably play right guard to replace Mike Pollack, and they draft Reynolds to replace Ryan Diem.

    56. Kansas City Chiefs – Dont'a Hightower ILB, Alabama
    I thought the Chiefs had one of the better 2011 drafts in terms of filling needs with quality players. One of their biggest needs on defense in 2012 will be at ILB. They could definitely use an upgrade over Jovan Belcher.

    57. New York Jets – Levy Adcock OT, Oklahoma State
    Going into the 2012 draft the Jets shouldn’t have too many pressing needs except for a pass-rushing OLB and at right tackle to replace Damien Woody.

    58. Atlanta Falcons – Orson Charles TE, UGA
    In 2012 Tony Gonzalez will be gone. Charles is a local product who can step in right away as a pure pass-catching tight end.

    59. Philadelphia Eagles – Blake DeChristopher OT, Virginia Tech
    Philly needs an upgrade over Winston Justice at right tackle and DeChristopher is a good fit for Andy Reid’s blocking scheme.

    60. New England Patriots – Brandon Lindsey DE/OLB, Pittsburgh
    I have to believe that the Patriots will upgrade their pass-rush at some point.

    61. Baltimore Ravens – Ray Ray Armstrong S, Miami
    Baltimore has to find replacements for defensive stalwarts Ed Reed and Ray Lewis. With the run on ILB’s already leaving the cupboard bare they draft Armstrong to be the heir to Reed. Drafting player from "The U" seems to have worked out for them so far.

    62. New Orleans Saints – Eddie Whitley S, Virginia Tech
    Roman Harper and Darren Sharper are both 2011 free agents. They could definitely use an upgrade over Harper and Sharper is currently 35 years old.

    63. Pittsburgh Steelers – Kenny Tate FS/LB, Maryland
    Kenny Tate is a 6’4, 220lbs. All-ACC free safety that is making the move to linebacker. Changing positions is probably going to cause him some growing pains which why he’s still on the board here but that experience at linebacker is going to be invaluable to the Steelers. He could eventually take the reins from Ryan Clark OR James Farrior and that sort of versatility is hard to find. If he does make a permanent switch to linebacker he’ll definitely need to bulk up a bit but he’s well worth a second round pick.


    64. Green Bay Packers – Baker Steinkuhler DE/DT, Nebraska
    Cullen Jenkins is a 2011 free agent and Johnny Jolly is a 2012 free agent.

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    3 of 4 years on D line?

    Teams with attacking 4-3 defenses don't even devote that many #1s to the position.

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    2012 NFL Draft Watch: The Nose Tackles

    by big_jay71 on Jun 7, 2011


    To give our readers something to follow draft wise during the college football season, aside from just enjoying the games, I’m going to profile a few players at each position of need for the Steelers to target during the 2012 NFL Draft. Hopefully by throwing some of these names out there this summer rather than next spring, we'll have a chance to keep closer tabs on some of the 2012 Draft prospects while they're actually competing during the season rather than just doing workouts in shorts.

    So let's get started with an overview of the nose tackle position.

    During the last two drafts the Steelers have done an excellent job of securing our defensive ends of the future by drafting Evander "Ziggy" Hood and the recently acquired Cameron Heyward. Even though Heyward has yet to put on the Steelers uniform let alone take the field in Yellow and Black I have the utmost confidence that he’ll turn out to be a fine player. It’s nice to have that kind of security but there’s still an issue at nose tackle. Casey Hampton has been a stalwart at the position since he was taken in the first round of the 2001 NFL draft, but he will turn 35 years old at the start of the 2012 season. He’ll also be in the final year of his contract.

    With the proliferation of the 3-4 defense in the NFL it has put a premium on the nose tackle position, hence it’s becoming harder and harder to acquire a quality prospect who can play it. In any given draft there are typically only a small handful of prospects that even have the size to adequately play nose tackle, not to mention the skill. Take for instance this past draft where as there was only one player, Baylor’s Phil Taylor, was considered a sure-fire nose tackle prospect. The rest of the prospects all came with question marks and were considered second-tier players.

    If their play holds up, and of course if all of them declare, the 2012 draft should be loaded with nose tackle prospects. Two sets of them even play on the same teams so it should be easy to follow them.


    Alabama:

    Josh Chapman (Sr.)
    6’1", 310lbs.



    *******
    Kerry Murphy (Jr.)
    6’4", 320lbs.



    Analysis: Both Chapman and Murphy will be battling one another to anchor a Bama defense that is absolutely loaded with talent. They could easily have as many as seven players go in the first two-rounds of the 2012 NFL draft. Of the two Murphy is probably the more talented, but it’s recently come out the he hasn’t been practicing because of knee issues and head coach Nick Saban has stated that it may be a long-term issue. We will have to wait until the season begins to see whether Murphy will be hampered by injury.

    Georgia:

    John Jenkins (Jr.)
    6’4", 360lbs.



    *******

    Kwame Geathers (RS So.)
    6’6", 350lbs.



    Analysis: The combination of Geathers and Jenkins has to be one of the largest defensive tackle combos in college history. Their play this season should be reminiscent of the Williams’ wall in Minnesota considering the Dawgs will play some with a 4-3 alignment, even though they are in the second year of their conversion to a 3-4, so that they can get both of these behemoths onto the field at the same time. Geathers career so far has been in flux as he's bounced around along the offensive and defensive lines in his career at UGA but manhandled the opposition in Georgia’s spring game due to a regimented strength and conditioning program that bulked him up from 325lbs. Jenkins was the big-get for the Bulldogs this year from the JUCO ranks and is expected to make a serious push to start week one. It’s rumored that despite tipping the scales at 360lbs. he has less than 10 percent body fat, can run the forty in 4.9secs, and can bench press 500lbs. While at Gulf Coast community college he was also used as a fullback on short yardage situations and was pretty much unstoppable.

    Washington:

    Alameda Ta'amu (Sr.)
    6’3", 330lbs.



    Analysis: Ta’amu is currently the highest rated nose tackle on most people’s draft boards for 2012. He gets excellent push and always commands double-teams. He’s currently thought of as a fringe first rounder but if he can work on being more consistent he could easily secure a pick in the 20’s, and possibly higher. I liken him to a slightly more athletic version of Casey Hampton.

    There you have it for starters. We'll revisit these positions at some point during the 2011 NCAAFB season, adding to and revising the 'watch lists' as necessary.

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    Even though Heyward has yet to put on the Steelers uniform let alone take the field in Yellow and Black I have the utmost confidence that he’ll turn out to be a fine player.
    Yellow and Black? Seriously?

    Have I mentioned that I hate Wiz #&@%ing Khalifa and his stupid @$$ song?


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