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05-29-2009, 02:05 PM
Ziggy Hood, Missouri 6’3” 300 - Hood gives all out effort and he’s a good athlete for a big man, but he’s likely to end up being the kind of DT who frees up others to make plays.

Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin 6’5” 328 - Old school mauler, adequate on the move.

Mike Wallace - Mississippi, 6’0” 189 lbs. - Mike has outstanding feet and he’s not just fast, he plays fast. His quick feet allow him to eat up yardage in a hurry, and he is a smooth strider so it’s difficult for a DB to deduce what route is coming next. Wallace is a raw prospect, but the tools are there for a player that can contribute significantly at the next level.

Keenan Lewis, Oregon State 6’1” 195 - If a team is looking for a big corner to play press coverage, Lewis is their man. He’s not an elite athlete, lacking the top end speed and quicks to be a shutdown corner, but Lewis is a smart and aggressive player. He’s broken up 29 passes in his career, an extraordinary amount, but that’s at least partially because he doesn’t have the natural hands for the interception (only 6 in his career). Lewis is a very solid player who won’t make many highlight reel plays, but he’s a good bet to outperform some of the more physically talented corners above him on this list.

Joe Burnett, Central Florida 5’10” 192 - Burnett has been the picture of consistent excellence during his collegiate career, notching a grand total of eight all-Conference USA first team honors as a corner, punt returner, and kick returner. He lacks top end size, speed, or athleticism, but Burnett plays very sound football and he has a surprising burst when he drives on the ball. He’s strong and quick enough to hang with the best in this class. Burnett won’t work if he has to stay with pro wideouts on deep routes, but as long as he’s a zone corner with help over the top, he’ll be a solid NFL starter

Frank Summers - UNLV, 6’0” 235 lbs. - Frank “The Tank” certainly lives up to his nickname. He is very tough to bring down, and he loves to punish defenders. He runs low, and gives nothing but shoulder pads and knee pads to grasp for. Frank can play RB, FB, or on special teams. He has a well-rounded game, showing consistent hands when catching passes out of the backfield. Nobody will confuse Frank with a creative or speedy back, but his versatility will most certainly earn him a spot on Sundays. Summers had a good pro day and impressed scouts with his receiving ability and 30 reps at 225 pounds

Ra’Shon Harris, Oregon 6’4” 298 - Harris is big and hard to push around, but he won’t blow up plays in the backfield.

A.Q. Shipley, Penn State 6’1” 304 - Barrel-chested, short armed throwback, very tough and combative, but less than ideal physically.

Rookie Free-agent
Ramon Foster, Tennessee 6’5” 338 - Foster has terrific natural size and strength, and he’s impossible to move with a bullrush, but he struggles to mirror pass rushers and doesn’t move well at all.