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Old 03-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #151
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With the 142nd pick in the Orange Mane Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select:

Deunta Williams, FS/SS, North Carolina

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215 lbs.
40 time: 4.55 (estimated)
Career starts: 46
Career tackles: 223
Career interceptions: 12

Player bio from the National Football Post:

A tall, physically built free safety prospect who exhibits natural balance and coordination in his drop. Has a tendency to get a bit lazy at times in his back-pedal — causing his pad level to rise — but for the most part is able to stay compact and cleanly/quickly drive on the football in front of him. Exhibits good fluidity when asked to turn and run and looks natural changing directions in both tight man and space. Possesses a good overall feel for the pass game in man coverage, exhibits above-average instincts, anticipates routes well and consistently is able to get good jumps on the pass and cut off receivers one-on-one. However, doesn't look quite as confident in zone, is a bit slower to react to the play and gets caught not moving his feet, causing him to struggle to get out of his breaks and close.

Possesses above-average instincts when asked to attack the run game and looks natural keeping himself clean from blockers and making his way toward the football. However, isn't a real consistent wrap-up guy in any area of the game. Is more of a striker who looks content to simply launch himself into ball carriers as opposed to bringing his legs and wraping up on contact. Takes good angles in space when asked to break down, but will take himself out of plays at times when asked to make his way into the box. Looks much more effective working in pursuit and tracking ball carriers sideline-to-sideline than trying to key off blocks inside.

Impression: Possesses a gifted skill set, can flip his hips, drive on the football and be physical when he wants. However, lacks a great feel in zone at this point and needs to become a more sound wrap-up guy. Broke his left let in the Bowl game, which likely will cause him to fall due to being unable to perform during the post-season.

Pick made at:
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9:40 p.m. CST
8:40 p.m. MST
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:56 PM   #152
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With the 143rd pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:

319 lbs.
Arm Length:
32 in.
Hand Size:
9 1/2 in.


The prevalence of the 3-4 scheme and importance for down linemen in any formation to stop the run gives the stock of stout yet athletic players like Williams a boost come draft time. His strength and large lower-body build makes him the prototypical nose tackle prospect, even though he's not the 350-pound behemoth that has succeeded at the position.

The 2006 Florida 5A first-team all-state pick as an offensive lineman made an instant impact on the Irish defense -- he was All-Central Florida pick by the Orlando Sentinel as a senior -- as a true freshman. He was named freshman All-American after playing in all 12 games, starting the final two, and finishing second among the team's defensive linemen with 45 tackles (1.5 for loss). Williams gained the starting nod in seven of 13 games played as a sophomore, making 40 stops, two for loss and also breaking up a pass. In 2009, he started eight of 12 games and was credited with 39 stops, an impressive six for loss, intercepted one pass and broke up another.

Williams was playing well in 2010 before an injury took him out of action for the last four regular-season games. He made his 38th tackle of the season in the team's Sun Bowl win over Miami (Fla.), to go with 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks while eating up blocks inside. Teams looking for a top reserve or potential starter at nose tackle will consider him worth a look in the middle of the draft.


Strengths: Two-gap nose tackle has the anchor and lower-body strength to hold up against double-team. Aware of the play in the backfield, works his way off his block to chase plays when run to the other side of the line. Flashes nimble feet through trash inside. Can disengage from linemen with strong hands, occasionally spinning to get free. Capable of popping into his man's jersey to keep from getting moved off the line. Swallows backs with his girth when he closes up a gap, and has the strength to knock down smaller backs with an arm tackle. Chase and hustle are impressive, will help linebackers make stops at the second level and takes deep angles to chase down running backs down the sideline.

Weaknesses: Does not provide much initial pass rush but can prevent quarterbacks from stepping up into the pocket and gives effort to reach the passer until the ball is away. Lacks closing speed. Too short to affect passing lanes. Not mobile or explosive enough to get outside on stunts or twists. Often replaced in obvious passing situations. Adequate get-off for a run-stopping nose tackle, but does not have elite quickness to beat NFL interior linemen off the snap as a penetrator. Rarely dominates better linemen with his bull rush. Will not be a productive tackler outside of the box at the next level.

Pick made at 10:56 p.m. EST.

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Old 03-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #153

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With the 144th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft

The Washington Redskins select...

Austin Pettis out of Boise State

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 201 40: 4.50

Strengths: Good height. Above average hands. Uses his hands to catch the football. Shows very solid technique. Has good focus. Does a good job of working his way back to the QB when in trouble. Willing to go across the middle. Dangerous after the catch. Shows good strength and plays physical. Comes to the football when in the air. Very consistent route runner. Understands how to use his size to separate himself from corners. Playmaker.

Weaknesses: Does not have good top end speed. Needs to make big catches at key parts of the game. Needs to be able to win one on one matchups consistently. He had a lower leg fracture last season; which will bring up injury concerns. Needs to go through this season healthy.

Summary: Austin Pettis sure started off the season right on September 6th by catching the game-winning TD catch with 1:09 to go in the game. He ended the night with 6 catches for 73 yards and 2 TDs. He also blocked a punt. That's exactly what Pettis needs to do his senior season. He needs to prove that he can stay healthy for his senior year and that he can still produce against elite competition. That's what I am going to be watching this season. Boise St. is officially an elite football program and they will be tested this year. Pettis needs to be a playmaker for the Bronco offense. I think that if Pettis can have a solid year, he has a legitimate shot at getting into the 1st round this April.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:35 AM   #154
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The St. Louis Rams select....

Niles Paul, WR, Nebraska

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:35 PM   #155
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:47 PM   #156
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The Jacksonville Jaguars select Chris Culliver, S, South Carolina
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:30 PM   #157
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Jarriel King, OT/G, South Carolina
Height: 6-5. Weight: 317.
Projected 40 Time: 5.04.
Combine 40 Time: 5.03.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #158
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With the 149th pick, The Philadelphia Eagles select:

Jeremy Kerley, WR, TCU
5'10", 189 lbs

STRENGTHS Kerley explodes off the line and reaches top speed instantly. Possesses very reliable hands and quickly secures the ball. Has fluid hips and great lateral agility which makes him very difficult to tackle in the open field. Shows good vision as a return man and has the quickness to exploit seams. Willing run blocker.

WEAKNESSES Lacks the top end speed to stretch the field at the next level. Does not run refined routes and struggles to find soft spots in zone coverage. Gets sloppy with his footwork at times and loses momentum in and out of his breaks. He is undersized and will be pushed around by bigger cornerbacks on the

Pick made at 8:15 am Mountain.

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:54 PM   #159

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With another 5th round selection....

The Washington Redskins select Tim Barnes

Center, Missouri

6'4.. 300

Tim Barnes started his collegiate career as an offensive guard. After redshirting in 2006, Barnes moved to the center spot prior to the 2007 campaign. There he served as backup to long-time starter Adam Spieker. The following three years Barnes was a permanent fixture on Missouri's offensive line. He stepped into a starting role in 2008 and started all 14 games. He helped pave the way for the Missouri offense that averaged 484.14 yards and 42.21 points per game. The offensive line also only allowed 1.21 sacks per game. For his efforts, Barnes earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention accolades by the league coaches.
In 2009 Barnes played a big role in breaking in new quarterback Blaine Gabbert. While giving Gabbert plenty of time to throw, the offensive line played a much more important role in 2009. It was again Barnes who was the leader of the unit. The passing attack was not as explosive in 2010, but the line only gave up 20 sacks and the Tigers finished 10-2. Barnes certainly deserves a lot of credit for Missouri's success during his senior season and he was rewarded by being named to the All-Big 12 First Team.

Barnes will be rewarded again on draft day. He is a three year starter who has plenty of experience and, at 6-4 and 300 pounds, more than enough size to push back opposing linemen. Barnes' stock is rising and he is considered by many as one of the top three centers in this class. That means he should be off the board by the third or fourth round.

3/25 Update: Barnes was snubbed by the NFL combine, but the Missouri product is still one of the better centers in this class. That will not result in an early selection come draft time, but Barnes should be a solid mid-round player, with the third round not entirely out of the question. Barnes was worked very hard at Missouri's pro day and performed quite well in the position drills despite weighing in a little lighter than hoped.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #160
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With the 152cd pick in the 2011 NFL Draft the Indianapolis Colts Select:

Jaiquawn Jarrett FS Temple

Indy is extremely surprised to see Jarrett on the board in a weak safety class, but hurriedly runs to the podium to select him.

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:12 PM   #161
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Minnesota Vikings Select- Richard Sherman, CB/FS, Stanford

Height: 6-3. Weight: 194.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:08 AM   #162
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With the 153rd pick in the draft, the Philadelphia Eagles Select:

Chris Conte, FS, California
6'2" 197lb

Strengths: Conte is a bigger safety prospect with good speed for his size. Will line up over slots and disrupt their release. Possesses a wide radius for breaking up passes. Diagnoses the run quickly and comes up with some physicality. Displays the ability to shed blocks. Has some long range speed.

Weaknesses: Lacks experience. Awareness in coverage is not adequate. Doesn't anticipate breaks, bites on play action fakes, and will roam out of position in zone coverage. Struggles to mirror in man coverage. Will not comes down with the tough interception. Doesn't possess explosive short-area burst in coverage or run support. Will tackle high at times.

Pick made @ 9:08am Mountain

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With the 154th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions proudly select Andrew Jackson, Offensive Guard from Fresno State.

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With the 155th overall pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Mock Draft

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Keith Williams, OG from Nebraska

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:05 PM   #165
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With back to back picks (No. 156/157), Seattle selects Chykie Brown, CB, Texas, and Julius Thomas, TE, Portland State.

With these two picks, Seattle adds a few athletes with size, size being paramount under new coach Pete Carroll.
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:24 PM   #166
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With the 158th pick in the 2011 Orange Mane Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select:

Zachary Hurd
316 lbs.
Arm Length:
34 1/4 in.
Hand Size:
9 5/8 in.


Hurd was a talented leader for the Huskies for the past three seasons, starting all 39 games and also making his mark off the field. He was not only named a team captain in 2010 and unanimously named first-team All-Big East by league coaches, but nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team because of his involvement with a number of charities during his time in Storrs.

As a redshirt freshman in 2007, Hurd played in every game as a backup and special teams player. He entered the starting lineup at right guard in 2008 and helped pave the way for Donald Brown to lead the country in rushing with 2,083 yards. As a junior he was First Team All-Big East and started every game that season, this time at left guard.

Hurd is a talented drive blocker who also owns surprising athleticism. He will most likely be drafted in the mid-to-later rounds of the draft, however, because of his occasional lack of awareness and tendency to play out of control. Some NFL offensive line coaches will try to convince the team's general manager that they can improve his instincts, giving him a chance to become a long-time starter for them.


Positives: Has good athleticism and quick feet for his size. Uses his bulk and strength to create lanes as a run blocker. Gets under the pads of defenders and drives them out of the play. Sustains his blocks once he gets leverage on the defender. Kicks out and seal the edge and gets out to pull despite his hulking frame. Engulfs undersized linebackers. Has a strong upper body and uses his arms to sustain blocks in pass protection. Has good balance and recovers well when getting knocked backwards. Shows the ability to cut block. Knocks players to the ground when coming with a full head of steam. Has a quick first step off the snap. Explodes off the line and keeps his pad level low. Prevents quick penetration on running plays. Gets to the second level quickly. Works his way outside and squares up nicely on outside linebackers and cornerbacks.

Negatives: Lacks football instincts, often hitting the wrong target or seeming unsure whom to block. Looks uncomfortable as a pass blocker and tries to attack defenders with his body instead of keeping his balance and engaging them. Tends to catch the defender in pass protection instead of making the first contact. Doesn't keep his legs running when engaged. Fails to stay square at times and can be shed by defenders. Tends to lead with his shoulder rather than engage linemen with his hands. Gets lazy at times and prefers not to block downfield if the play isn't directly in his area. Doesn't take great angles and can fail to keep the defender in front of him.

Pick made at 7:25 p.m. EST
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With the 159th pick in the 2011 Orangemane NFL Mock Draft

The New England Patriots select

Chris Hairston OT Clemson


Chris is a very athletic, talented left tackle. He shows on film quick feet and the lateral agility to play the left tackle position in the NFL at a very high level. He is quick out of his stance and plays with pride. Chris is a big kid and looks like a defensive nose tackle playing left tackle, but once the ball is snapped, this kid moves like a flamingo dancer. He has excellent pass blocking techniques; he's one of the best tackles in this draft going out to the next level and making a block on a linebacker. He shows good strength and balance. When he does get beat, he knows exactly why he got beat and corrects it right away. Chris is a very smart kid and looks to me to have the athletic talent to play more than one position on the line; however, keeping him on the left side because of his pass blocking talent would be the best way to use Chris to impact your team's offensive line quickly.


Chris is overweight, which may cause him big problems when he is blocking in the running game. He is quick out of his stance, but because of his weight, he lunges and gets off balance and struggles to make his blocks with power. When he tries to cut block, he takes one step and throws himself on the ground, looking more like a beached whale than a tackle. He must improve his physical stamina because as the game goes on, he labors going out to the next level and making blocks. All of these issues can be corrected simply by Chris losing about 20 lbs. On film he looked about 330-350. He needs to be no bigger than 320, in my opinion -- and even that might be too much weight.


With the weight, Chris reminds me of a bulky Jason Peters (LT Eagles). Without the extra weight, Chris has the potential to be a Pro Bowl left tackle. Additionally, if he corrects his ability to block for the run, he could be a franchise left tackle. Chris is one of those kids that when you are choosing sides on the playground the first day, no one wants to pick him and he is picked last. On the second day, Chris is the very first pick and the captains are fighting over the coin toss to be the first to select. He is surprisingly light on his feet and quick out of his stance. He has such excellent technique when pass blocking, it's almost shocking at first. But as the game goes on, you can see him laboring; fortunately, the fact that he has such good techniques when pass blocking is the only thing that saves him. Chris could have been a 1st round pick in this draft if he had been in better shape. Selecting him at any point in this draft after the first round would be a smart thing. You have nothing to lose and, if you can get him to keep his weight down, you have just selected a potential sleeper Pro Bowl left tackle.

Pick made at 20-05 ET, the Chicago Bears and Dr Fate are now OTC
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Nathan Enderle, QB, Idaho
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With the 161st Pick The New York Jets Select:
Shiloh Keo, SS Idaho

At under 6 feet tall but a solid 215 pounds, Keo looks the part of a future NFL defensive back. He did a little bit of everything with the Vandals, as Keo's ability to impact the game as a big-hitter and ball-hawk on defense as well as a special teams defender and returner made him a WAC standout from the beginning.

He has flaws in his game that could be exposed against NFL speed. A team will fall in love with his toughness and leadership and take a gamble on him in the late rounds. To make it in the pro game, Keo will need to impress early on special teams and convince a club that his penchant for big plays make up for his lack of ideal agility and speed in coverage.

Positives: Good bulk and strength for the position. Physical defender who isn't afraid to stick in his nose in the pile. Good team defender. Willing to take out the legs of charging offensive linemen and trust his teammates to make the easy tackle. Can be a physical tone-setter across the middle, providing heavy hits to unsuspecting receivers and backs. Enough athleticism to stick with most backs and tight ends in coverage. Versatile, gutty performer whose leadership on and off the field is respected by his teammates. Two-time team captain (2009, 2010) and served as the Special Teams captain in 2008. Strong special teams performer.

Negatives: Might lack the athleticism to handle coverage responsibilities in the NFL. Is a tough defender, but isn't particularly instinctive and doesn't possess the fluidity and straight-line speed to mask his lack of awareness. Can lay the big hit on an unsuspecting ballcarrier, but to do so generally has to leave his feet and has a tendency to duck his head and rely on the collision to knock the ballcarrier to the ground, rather than wrapping his arms securely
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:09 PM   #170
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With the 162nd pick in the OM Mock Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers take a gamble on greatness and select:

Taiwan Jones, RB/KR, Eastern Washington

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock chatted with users on Friday, as anticipation for the draft continues to build. One of the great things about a Mayock chat is that you usually discover a prospect that you likely have never heard of. And Mayock failed to disappoint. When asked about a potential "little man" in this year's draft, Mayock sang the praises of Eastern Washington RB Taiwan Jones. The junior was unable to perform at the combine because of a foot injury, and scouts are clamoring to get a glimpse of the kid. As is Mayock. "He's 194 pounds and I think he's going to run 4.35 or better," Mayock said. "He's a home-run hitter who can impact the return game and I think that you try to get him another 10 touches per game as a change-of-pace back." Jones is scheduled to work out April 14 at Los Medanos Junior College in Antioch, Calif., with 26 teams scheduled to attend.

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Overview: Simply put, athletes with Jones' degree of explosiveness are rarely found at the FCS level. Eastern Washington may have won the FCS National Championship without Jones -- who missed the final two playoff games with a broken bone in his left foot -- but the Eagles certainly wouldn't have been in position to win the title without his 1,742 rushing yards and 14 scores.

Jones signed with Eastern as a cornerback, actually starting four games at the position in 2008 after redshirting his first season. Even early on as a defender, Jones looked like a standout, ranking sixth on the team in tackles (54) and leading the team with two blocked kicks despite missing the first four games of the season due to a broken leg.

Jones was an immediate star at running back for Eastern in 2009, taking his first career handoff 87 yards for a touchdown. His 2,345 all-purpose yards earned him third-team All-American honors from the AP and ranked second in school history.

A year later, despite missing the playoff games, Jones bettered his production, posting 2,421 all-purpose yards, including 1,742 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground. With his team winning the national championship and two seasons of stellar production, Jones made the choice few FCS prospects would ever consider -- making the early jump to the NFL.

Teams that chalk up Jones' production to his level of competition could be surprised with how high he's selected. Possessing a combination of elusiveness, acceleration and breakaway speed to rival any skill position player in the FBS, Jones could wind up a top 100 selection. Only his troubling lack of durability and the question of which role will minimize the hits he'll take in the NFL will keep him from be picked even higher.

Inside: Lacks the bulk, power to handle a steady diet of interior running. Shows a quick burst to attack the line when there is a hole and can slip through a crack and into the secondary in the blink of an eye. Rare acceleration and top-end speed. Can avoid defenders in tight quarters, showing excellent lateral agility and balance. Upright runner who exposes the ball.

Outside: Beats linebackers to the corner easily. Has the flexibility to bend, turn and explode upfield, showing the rare acceleration to break through the pack for long scores. Looks to get toward the sideline, minimizing where defenders can attack him. Shows an excellent stop-start move to avoid tackles, cutting back against the grain.

Breaking tackles: Despite his upright running style, rarely takes bit hits, showing an ability to slide off tackles. Can't be characterized as powerful, but keeps his legs churning and bounces off tacklers who don't wrap him up. Slippery.

Blocking: Rarely asked to pass block in this scheme, as he's typically released into the flat as a receiver. Typically resorts to cut-blocking, at which he's minimally effective due to a lack of technique and power.

Receiving: Generally reliable hands. Makes most catches off of quick screens and dump-off passes, but was occasionally released deep. Appears to struggle tracking the ball over his shoulder, but possesses good body control to contort his body to make the tough grab. Flashes the ability to extend and pluck outside of his frame.

Intangibles: Has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Experienced kick and punt returner. Returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in 2008 and had an 85-yard score called back due to penalty in 2009. Has been described by scouts as immature and naive.

Pick made at:

7:10 a.m. ADST
11:10 p.m. EST
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:02 AM   #171
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The Green Bay Packers with the 163rd pick of the 2011 Orange Mane NFL Draft select Noel Devine of West Virginia University

Competitiveness: For a smaller back, shows superb toughness running the ball. Played most of the 2010 season with an injury, but showed his true competitive spirit by playing through the pain. Willing to run inside as well as take on defenders head on. Does tend to shy away from contact when near the sideline.

Vision/Patience: Shows the ability to wait for blocks to develop before hitting the open hole, but is inconsistent at it. Needs to develop more patience and hold his water more often. On broken plays, uses his vision to bounce plays outside. Also has a great ability to exploit seams in the defense and pick up huge yardage.

Agility/Acceleration: Might have the best combination of agility and acceleration amongst all the running backs in the draft. He has above average top end speed, can cut on a dime, and break defenders down in open space. Accelerates and gets up to top speed quickly. Can hit the home run if run fits aren’t played properly and edges aren’t set. Due to his injury in 2010, he didn’t break off as many explosive plays, but has shown when healthy, he is a threat from anywhere on the field.

Power/Balance: Small in stature. Does not possess much power in his small frame. Shows the and ability to drop a mean stiff arm from time to time, but will not be running over any defenders at the next level. On the other hand, his balance is excellent when planting and cutting. Can be pushed and/or pulled down with relative ease.

Passing Game: Has receiver-like ability coming out the backfield. Catches the ball well with his hands, but doesn’t contort his body to make difficult catches consistently. Very good at picking up blitzes, even from larger linebackers.

Intangibles: Some question marks about Devine’s maturity and character have been raised. Has been in some trouble with the law, and has fathered three children. Was named a 2010 Team Captain. Received multiple awards while at West Virginia and coaches say he has matured during his time there.

Overall Stock: Noel Devine had better numbers during his 2009 campaign and probably would have been drafted higher if he had come out last year. He suffered a toe injury in 2010, and that really hampered his production. Devine has big play ability written all over him. He can make difference as a change of pace back, third down back and kick returner at the next level. Right now as it stands, Devine looks like a fourth round pick.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #172
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With the 166th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select:

Willie Smith, OT East Carolina

Ht: 6'5
Wt: 290


A two-year starter at left tackle, Smith is a remarkable athlete with a lot of upside. He earned All-Conference USA honors each of the past two seasons, and might have a higher ceiling than any tackle prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft. At this point in his development, Smith is too raw and inconsistent to project as a rookie starter in the NFL. Some offensive line coach is likely to be convinced he can coach Smith to block like Walter Jones every play, not just in spurts, and his draft status will reflect that potential of a probably Pro Bowler in two to three years.

Positives: Excellent lateral agility, slide and ability to pull, trap and seal. Very quick, can bend knees, sink hips, anchor and generate power. Ideal frame for the NFL left tackle position properly proportioned with long arms and strong hands. Can look like Walter Jones for possessions when he uses proper technique, but not full games. Smart in the classroom. Healthy and durable.

Negatives: Former defensive lineman has less than three years experience playing offensive line. Has a tendency to resort to bad habits, most recently in the second half against Maryland in the Military Bowl, including getting too high, waist bending, being late off the snap and occasionally clearly missing an assignment. Too many times allowed the defensive end to get under his outside shoulder on wide rushes. Hand placement is inconsistent, but improving

Pick made at 10:49 MST.

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:34 PM   #173
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Zona's Blake Gideon repick is in.:

Da’Norris Searcy, SS North Carolina
5'11 223lbs

When Searcy's Tar Heel teammate, Deunta Williams, broke his right leg against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl, many assumed that ended any chance of a North Carolina safety earning anything higher than a late-round pick. Searcy played in Williams' shadow throughout their respective careers, but it was Searcy who those close to the program say was the steadier player.

It isn't often that you see a strong safety lead a team in passes broken up (nine) and interceptions (four), but that is precisely what Searcy accomplished for the Tar Heels in 2010 despite the fact that he missed a quarter of the season due to an NCAA investigation.

An instinctive player with good overall athleticism, Searcy's quick feet and fluidity could make him a free safety in the pros if he answers questions about his deep speed in workouts.
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With the 167th pick, the Bengals select Brandon Fusco, C, Slippery Rock

6'4", 316, C

Fusco will face a big jump in competition level as the Division II Lineman of the Year, but was not intimidated at the Senior Bowl, and he was a top performer in the 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle at the combine.

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With the 168th pick, the Cleveland Browns select Dion Lewis, RB, Pittsburgh:

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