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    Late round sleepers for 2012 draft

    Any of these guys interest you all?

    QB - Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

    It's difficult to find a decent quarterback after the first two, but Osweiler has all the tools to be a top tier signal caller at the next level. The junior is 6'7, 242lbs, 4.7s 40yd dash, NFL arm strength, super quick delivery, and accuracy. On top of his quarterback abilities, Osweiler has rare athletic movement for his size (much like big ben). Osweiler's issues are rooted between the ears. When Osweiler is hot, there's no stopping him; but when he's in a rut, there's no rescuing him. A team with a starter and a good QB coach (and shrink) can pick up this steal in the 5th round.

    RB - Doug Martin, Boise State

    A work horse at Boise State, putting up madden type numbers last year (1562 total yards, 18 TD's). Martin is an all purpose back who has the rare ability to play on 1st-3rd down. Martin ran a 4.55 at the combine, benched 28 reps, and a 4.16 short shuttle! He has multiple gears and hits the hole hard with a staggering 223 pounds. To top it off, Martin is only 5'9; meaning he will almost always be lower then his opponent The only knock on the BSU player is that he doesn't do one thing exceptionally well, he does it ALL; but they have another word for that...Peterson syndrome.

    OL - David Molk, Michigan

    A center and late round talent that will be a starter in the NFL. Projected in the 5th round, Molk will probably go up before April because of his 41 bench reps. Ironically his weakness was his strength and not his foot work. Molk fast while pulling and has great footwork, keeping himself in position to always make a play. Molk won the Remington Award in 2011 for being the best center in the NCAA. He's a little short at 6'1 (meaning 32'' arm length), but with quick feet and 300lbs behind him, he will always be low enough for leverage.

    TE - James Hanna, Oklahoma

    Hanna is an athletic specimen. He's a tight end with the same build as the next generation TE's; tall, fast, and athletic. Hanna is a 6'4, 250 pounder, with a 36 inch vertical, and a 4.49 40, who will adjust to poorly thrown balls to make the highlight catch. Hanna has two knocks on him though: Blocking and Toughness over the middle. This means that Hanna needs to go into the right system (a spread system) to be productive. He is predicted to be a draft FA.

    WR - Junior Hemingway, Michigan

    Hemingway is a 6'1, 225lb wide receiver who played with the ultimate ad-liber; Denard Robinson. With so many QB's having the ability to extend the play, teams with a Big Ben or a Cam Newton need wide receivers who know how to come back to the ball and find holes in the zone; and Hemingway does just that. He's a great blocker who will fight for the ball in the air or in a crowd. Hemingway did 21 reps and had a 3.98 short shuttle; meaning he's good in cutting in space. The knocks on Hemingway are the injuries he's sustained, his lack of stright-line speed, and the lack of pro routes he ran at Michigan.

    DT - Akiem Hicks, Regina

    I know what you're probably thinking, 'where's Regina?'. The answer is in Canada, where Akiem Hicks played last season as a DT. Hicks was an up and coming star at LSU, before recruitment questions forced him out of the NCAA. But if there's a will, there's a way, and Hicks found a way to get onto the field. At 6'5, 318lbs, 4.86s short shuttle, and a 5.23s 40; this guy has an NFL body. With his athletic speed, the only knocks on Hicks is his lack of technical moves and playing smaller then he is. He has 0 technique NT size, but will be better off starting as a 3 technique DE. With the lack of D-1 NCAA coaching, these technical flaws are no surprise; but any team with confidence in their DL coach will be willing to throw him a bone with this raw talent.

    DE - Jamie Blatnick, Oklahoma State

    Blatnick is a defensive end at OSU that will probably be move to OLB in a 3-4. Blatnick is 6'3, 263; an explosive DE that gets extremely low at the point of attack. He's not combine fast, but he put up 28 reps and had a 4.2 short shuttle; meaning he's laterally quick. He can hold up the edge, re-route TE's, and has extremely strong hands. While quick side to side, Blatnick isn't fast at all (4.9). With some work he could project to be a 4-3 DE, but his more natural fit would be a DeMarcus Ware/Terrell Suggs pass rusher and in zone coverage.

    LB - Brandon Marshall, Nevada

    Marshall is listed as on OLB, but his most natural position is a MLB in a cover 2 defense. Marshall is 6'1, 242lbs, and has long arms for his size (34 inches). He put up 28 reps and had a 4.09 short shuttle; quickness he can use to bail out in a cover 2. He has great instincts and football intelligence along with his quickness, meaning he can both diagnose AND react. However he needs to improve his abilities in zone defense in order to truly make an impact in the NFL

    CB - Omar Bolden, Arizona State

    A first round talent whose fallen due to injury. Bolden is 5-10, 200lb, sub 4.4 corner. His film shows his abilities; being able to dominate in bump-n-run or zone coverage; and with 25 reps he has the strength to re-route receivers. However he will be a project (because of his torn ACL) and will probably have to start at nickel (against bigger slower receivers). In an extremely deep DB draft, a team will find a late gem with Bolden.

    S - Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt

    A strong safety out of Vanderbilt, Richardson is projected to go in the 7th round...at the earliest. Richardson is a big (6'2, 216lb), strong (22 reps), athletic (4.52s 40) safety. He has the speed to run around blocks, and racked up 63 tackles, while starting 13 games this season. While Richardson has the raw intangibles, he has lacked the ability (or willingness) to put it all together. He is a liability in both man, and zone coverage; this will make it easy for NFL defenses to expose him. Whoever picks up Richardson needs to stick him into the film room from May-August; this will allow Richardson to start game 1.

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    [QUOTE=BlitzburghRockCity;487650]Any of these guys interest you all?

    QB - Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

    It's difficult to find a decent quarterback after the first two, but Osweiler has all the tools to be a top tier signal caller at the next level. The junior is 6'7, 242lbs, 4.7s 40yd dash, NFL arm strength, super quick delivery, and accuracy. On top of his quarterback abilities, Osweiler has rare athletic movement for his size (much like big ben). Osweiler's issues are rooted between the ears. When Osweiler is hot, there's no stopping him; but when he's in a rut, there's no rescuing him. A team with a starter and a good QB coach (and shrink) can pick up this steal in the 5th round.

    Will go much much higher than the 5th

    OL - David Molk, Michigan

    A center and late round talent that will be a starter in the NFL. Projected in the 5th round, Molk will probably go up before April because of his 41 bench reps. Ironically his weakness was his strength and not his foot work. Molk fast while pulling and has great footwork, keeping himself in position to always make a play. Molk won the Remington Award in 2011 for being the best center in the NCAA. He's a little short at 6'1 (meaning 32'' arm length), but with quick feet and 300lbs behind him, he will always be low enough for leverage.

    just self procliamed him to be the best center in the draft and it be "dumb to say hes not"...he won the remmington award, but so did shipley. molk is that kind of practice squad player

    DT - Akiem Hicks, Regina

    I know what you're probably thinking, 'where's Regina?'. The answer is in Canada, where Akiem Hicks played last season as a DT. Hicks was an up and coming star at LSU, before recruitment questions forced him out of the NCAA. But if there's a will, there's a way, and Hicks found a way to get onto the field. At 6'5, 318lbs, 4.86s short shuttle, and a 5.23s 40; this guy has an NFL body. With his athletic speed, the only knocks on Hicks is his lack of technical moves and playing smaller then he is. He has 0 technique NT size, but will be better off starting as a 3 technique DE. With the lack of D-1 NCAA coaching, these technical flaws are no surprise; but any team with confidence in their DL coach will be willing to throw him a bone with this raw talent.

    definitely interesting, hes not a NT though. too tall to be effective at that weight

    CB - Omar Bolden, Arizona State

    A first round talent whose fallen due to injury. Bolden is 5-10, 200lb, sub 4.4 corner. His film shows his abilities; being able to dominate in bump-n-run or zone coverage; and with 25 reps he has the strength to re-route receivers. However he will be a project (because of his torn ACL) and will probably have to start at nickel (against bigger slower receivers). In an extremely deep DB draft, a team will find a late gem with Bolden.

    love it

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    I like all of them but Osweiler... Just because I haven't seen enuff of him to have a true opinion! With Bolden just the stats make him look good...
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    [QUOTE=K Train;487667]
    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    Any of these guys interest you all?

    QB - Brock Osweiler, Arizona State

    It's difficult to find a decent quarterback after the first two, but Osweiler has all the tools to be a top tier signal caller at the next level. The junior is 6'7, 242lbs, 4.7s 40yd dash, NFL arm strength, super quick delivery, and accuracy. On top of his quarterback abilities, Osweiler has rare athletic movement for his size (much like big ben). Osweiler's issues are rooted between the ears. When Osweiler is hot, there's no stopping him; but when he's in a rut, there's no rescuing him. A team with a starter and a good QB coach (and shrink) can pick up this steal in the 5th round.

    Will go much much higher than the 5th

    OL - David Molk, Michigan

    A center and late round talent that will be a starter in the NFL. Projected in the 5th round, Molk will probably go up before April because of his 41 bench reps. Ironically his weakness was his strength and not his foot work. Molk fast while pulling and has great footwork, keeping himself in position to always make a play. Molk won the Remington Award in 2011 for being the best center in the NCAA. He's a little short at 6'1 (meaning 32'' arm length), but with quick feet and 300lbs behind him, he will always be low enough for leverage.

    just self procliamed him to be the best center in the draft and it be "dumb to say hes not"...he won the remmington award, but so did shipley. molk is that kind of practice squad player

    DT - Akiem Hicks, Regina

    I know what you're probably thinking, 'where's Regina?'. The answer is in Canada, where Akiem Hicks played last season as a DT. Hicks was an up and coming star at LSU, before recruitment questions forced him out of the NCAA. But if there's a will, there's a way, and Hicks found a way to get onto the field. At 6'5, 318lbs, 4.86s short shuttle, and a 5.23s 40; this guy has an NFL body. With his athletic speed, the only knocks on Hicks is his lack of technical moves and playing smaller then he is. He has 0 technique NT size, but will be better off starting as a 3 technique DE. With the lack of D-1 NCAA coaching, these technical flaws are no surprise; but any team with confidence in their DL coach will be willing to throw him a bone with this raw talent.

    definitely interesting, hes not a NT though. too tall to be effective at that weight

    CB - Omar Bolden, Arizona State

    A first round talent whose fallen due to injury. Bolden is 5-10, 200lb, sub 4.4 corner. His film shows his abilities; being able to dominate in bump-n-run or zone coverage; and with 25 reps he has the strength to re-route receivers. However he will be a project (because of his torn ACL) and will probably have to start at nickel (against bigger slower receivers). In an extremely deep DB draft, a team will find a late gem with Bolden.

    love it

    Wonder if Brandon Brooks will get a second look after his pro day. Apparently he did well and knocked over one of our coaches punching the bag. The Canadian kid is hard to evaluate because playing Canadian university football he is truly a man among boys.

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    Phillip Blake in the later rounds C/G

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