Round 1: Donta Hightower, ILB Alabama
A beast of a 265lb inside linebacker. Knows the 3-4 very well. Can pressure up the middle or on the edge on passing downs. Coverage ability could be a liability, but the stars seem to be lining up with him. He has all of the attributes of a Colbert/Tomlin first round pick.
Round 2: Brandon Brooks, OG Miami of Ohio
The big offensive lineman measured 6-foot-5 and weighed 346 pounds. He completed 36 reps on the bench press, a number exceeded by just one offensive lineman at the combine. The same can be said for Brooks' 4.98 40 time, which included a 10-yard split of 1.71 seconds. Only Donald Stephenson ran faster at the combine. His vertical jump of 32 inches and broad jump of 8-feet, 9-inches were also superb. The 4.52 short shuttle time beat all marks from the offensive linemen who ran in Indianapolis.
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Round 3:Hebron Fangupo NT BYU
A riser after the combine and as teams dig in to his tape. He can contribute year one at NT with Mclendon.
A man in the middle. He was a USC trojan recruit, but left when it became apparent that he was not able to keep his family safe in L.A.
Round 4: Robert Turbin RB Utah State
A 5'9" 220lb running back that can power run with the best of them. He is better than Clay and the out of shape Georgia Tech running back. Plus he's green.
Round 5: James Brown, OT Troy
A raw developmental tackle prospect who can play both guard and tackle. With some coaching he could develop into a good swing player who can come in and start.
Round 6: Bryan Anger P Cal
Can punt the crap out of the ball and fixes our Sepulveda problem.
Round 7: Chad Diehl FB Clemson
A true fullback. 265lbs of linebacker stuffing meat. Ha ha.
That concludes the Mock of Ages III.