Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas
2011 Stats: 277 for 438 – 3638 yards – 63.2 completion % – 8.31 YPA – 24TD – 6INT
Draft Projection: Top 10 – Wilson will need another similar year to last year to solidify himself as a top 10 pick but if he does have another great year, he could be in discussion for the #1 overall pick
Draft Grade (out of 100): 94.0 – I have Barkley rated slightly higher than Wilson (95.0) because he is more polished and more proven. Wilson can raise this number with another strong season.
Player Comparison: Phillip Rivers – Like Rivers, Barkley has a cannon for an arm and can make all the throws. I would say that Wilson takes better care of the ball than Rivers did and he is smaller than Rivers but in terms of skill set, they are similar.
T.J. McDonald, S, USC
2011 Stats: 69 tackles, 3INTs, 37 yards, 2PDs
Draft Projection: First Round, potentially top 10
Draft Grade (out of 100): 92.5
Player Comparison: Nick Collins, S, Green Bay Packers
Barrett Jones, C/OG/OT, Alabama
Draft Projection: Top 15
Draft Grade (out of 100): 95.5
Player Comparison: Maurkice Pouncey, C, Pittsburgh Steelers
David Amerson, CB, N.C. State
2011 Stats: 59 tackles, 13 INTs, 205 INT Return Yards, 2TDs, 5PDs
Draft Projection: Top 10
Draft Grade (out of 100): 98
Player Comparison: Ladarius Webb, CB, Baltimore
Over the next 12 months I will try and create hundreds of scouting reports on all the draft prospects in the draft next year. I am going to start with the quarterback from USC, Matt Barkley.
Matt Barkley, QB, USC
2011 Stats: 308-446, 3528 yards, 69.1 completion %, 7.91 YPA, 39 TD, 7INT, 8 Sacks
Draft Projection: Top 5
Draft Grade (out of 100) – 95
Player Comparison: Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit
Earlier in the week I looked at the first to 10th and 11th to 20th defensive prospects in the 2012 draft. Today, I will look at the 21st to 30th prospects.
21. Mark Barron, SS, Alabama: Barron will compete with Ray Ray for the No. 1 SS in the draft. Right now, Ray Ray is ahead of him but Barron will still go in the first or second round.
Follow the jump to see 22 through 30.