Kawann Short, DT, Purdue
2011 Stats: 54 tackles, 6.5 sacks
Draft Projection: First Round
Draft Grade (out of 100) – 91.5
Player Comparison: Cullen Jenkins – Short is similar to Jenkins in size and ability as a pass rusher. I see Short being very similar to Jenkins in that he will give you 5 to 8 sacks a year and will deflect a lot of passes.
Jarvis Jones, OLB, Georgia
Class: RS Junior
2011 Stats: 70 tackles, 13.5 sacks
Draft Projection: Top 5
Draft Grade (out of 100): 98.5
Player Comparison: James Harrison
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Combine 40: 4.61
Pro Day 40: 4.41-4.46
Combine Vertical: 38.5
First Word: His stock soared with Robert Griffin III’s as the two terrorized the Big 12 through the air this past season. However, Wrights stock took a hit when he ran a slow 40 yard dash at the combine.
Dontari Poe, Memphis, DT
Combine 40: 4.98
Combine Bench: 44
Combine Vertical: 29.5
First Word: Every year the NFL combine has winners and losers, this year one of its biggest winners was Poe. Poe went from being a second or third round pick to being considered for top ten selection.
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Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
Combine Height: 5’11″
Combine Weight: 188
Combine 40: 4.50
Bench Press: DNP
First Word: Claiborne is fresh off an excellent combine where he did everything right except get a 40 time under 4.5. His name is consistently referenced among the elite of this draft and he was one of the most electrifying players in college football this last season.
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Riley Reiff, RT/LT, Iowa
First Word: Reiff is generally regarded as one of the elite prospects in the 2012 NFL draft. Many believe he will transition from LT to RT in the NFL where he can better unleash his mean streak in the running game.
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Matt Kalil, LT, USC
First Word: Kalil is the consensus top offensive tackle in this Draft and there is not a mock draft out there that does not have Kalil going in the top 5. Kalil has been a significant contributor to a very talented USC Trojan team in each of his past two seasons.
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Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
First Word: Did you really think I would start my player profiles with anyone but Sanu? Really? Well, Sanu is one of the top WR targets in the draft and has the size, speed, route running, and hands to become an elite WR in the NFL. He has broken numerous records in just three years at Rutgers, while never having a good QB.
This post will look at my opinions about Jeremy Hazell as an NBA player. I have seen him dominate the Big East for the last four years and know a lot about him. He is one of the top scorers in the draft class and his length and athleticism should make him a good defender. Whoever takes a chance on him in the 2nd round of this draft will be very pleased in the future.
1. His ability to score the ball: I was going to write his ability to shoot the ball but that is not the only way he scores. Before this season, he was considered only a shooter. But after this season, it is clear he can score in many ways. This year he showed us his ability to finish in the lane, force fouls, hit the mid range shot, and obviously hit the 3 ball. His ability to score the ball is simply unprecedented and will make him an offensive asset on any team.
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- Barkley is one of the best underclassmen in the 2012 draft class. He has the potential to be a top 5 pick and should lead USC to a very strong season.
- Matt Barkley, QB, USC
- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 220
- Class: Junior (as of 2011-2012 season)
NFL Player Comparison
- Colt McCoy but better: He compares to Colt in a couple of ways. Those are: accuracy, decision making, mobility, and touch. However, he is better than McCoy because he has higher arm strength.
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