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NFL Draft Day 2- Best Available

After some surprises by NFL Teams, Here are the Top 15 Players Available on my Big Board. Click on the Players names for a full player profile. You can also check out the full Big Board by clicking >>Here<<

TOP 15 Available

#1

Randy Gregory OLB Nebraska 6’5″ 238
Gregory is a long talented defensive end who excels at rushing the quarterback. He has very good football instincts and shows a good motor. Gregory played very light at Nebraska, but still played with good strength. He was banged up a little bit this year with a knee injury, but still showed enough to warrant a high draft position. He does have some off the field concerns however as he tested positive for Marijuana at the NFL Combine. Randy Gregory is best as a stand up Outside Linebacker in the 3-4 with his excellent length and speed around the edge.

#2

La’el Collins OT LSU 6’5″ 308
Collins played left tackle this past year for LSU and was a major piece in establishing the run game. Collins looks like this years Zack Martin as he is a premium road grader on the offensive line and will most likely start out as a guard. On tape you constantly see La’el Collins move defensive lineman out of the way and creating great holes for the running back. Collins has a good kick slide in pass protection along with decent athleticism. He isn’t the most fluid, but still shows the ability to get to the second level. Look for Collins to be a high draft pick and eventually ending up as an effective tackle at the next level.
#3
Landon Collins S Alabama 6’1″ 221
 Collins is a great tackler and plays the safety position from a run support perspective about as well as you can. He excels at flying from the back end of the defense in run support and has great power when tackling. Along with being great in run support, he also is a magnet to the ball in pass coverage. It is a legitimate concern if he can play as a single high safety at the next level or if he is strictly a strong safety. He is not elite in coverage, however Collins is an instant starter and impact player as a rookie.
#4
T.J. Clemmings OT Pittsburgh 6’5″ 309
Clemmings made a heck of a jump in only his second year playing right tackle after starting his career at defensive line. He has all the tools you look for to be a tackle at the next level. He is very athletic and does a good job finishing his blocks in the run game. In pass protection he has a nice kick slide but still needs some development with balance and his punch. Clemmings will need some NFL coaching for his raw skills, mostly exposed at the Senior Bowl in Mobile where he struggled. He will be a project, but his upside is a pro bowl left tackle at the next level.
#5
Jordan Phillips DT Oklahoma 6’5″ 329
He left Oklahoma early as a redshirt sophomore so he will need to be developed, but has the type of talent to be a definite starter. Phillips is huge and moves very well for his size. He excels in pass rush as he has a number of moves to beat the offensive lineman. I believe he is scheme diverse at the next level in either a 3-4 or 4-3 defense. One area that he needs to improve on as a nose tackle is his ability to hold up against offensive lineman in the run game. At his size he sometimes gets moved when he shouldn’t. Phillips is kind of a boom or bust prospect, as he shows very rare traits for his size.
#6
Jaelen Strong WR Arizona St. 6’3″ 217
After being a top junior college recruit, Strong has put two outstanding seasons together as a Sun Devil. Jaelen Strong shows excellent soft hands with the ability to pluck the ball out of the air. Along with the great hands, he also exhibits excellent body control and the ability to win one on one battles. Strong isn’t the quickest, but does show good long speed as a deep threat. With Jaelen Strong’s good size and hands, he has the potential to be a number one receiver in the NFL.
#7
Eddie Goldman DT Florida St. 6’4″ 339
Eddie Goldman was an anchor on the Florida State defensive line. Even at 339 pounds he moves very well for his size. He does an excellent job holding up against double teams and against the run. However, he is not the most prolific pass rush threat. As an NFL player you are getting a player that can be an impact player on the defensive line, just not in the sacks category. Goldman is scheme diverse as a 3-4 Nose tackle or a 4-3 defensive tackle.
#8
Jake Fisher
OT Oregon 6’6″ 306
Solid Left Tackle at Oregon. He is very athletic and shows a good nastiness to finish off blocks. Fisher has a very good kick slide in pass protection. At times he lets the defender into his body. He also needs to improve balance and being quicker against interior rusher. Could be a surprise 1st round pick and solid starter at the next level.

#9

Eli Harold
OLB Virginia 6’3″ 247
Eli Harold excelled at Virginia as a edge rusher with his athleticism. Harold is a quick twitch edge rusher who also has good length. Harold plays with a high motor rusher and gets off the line quick. He will have to improve against the run.

#10

Carl Davis DT Iowa 6’5″ 321
 A big, versatile Defensive lineman that is highly disruptive. Needs to be a more every down player instead of just showing flashes. He does flash excellent quickness off the line and the ability to be disruptive in the backfield. Can play 4-3 DT or 3-4 DE.

#11

Eric Kendricks ILB UCLA 6’0″ 235
 Highly instinctive, 3-down linebacker. Plays sideline to sideline and is the top linebacker in terms of coverage in this draft. Has a nose for the football and is an instant impact player.

#12

Dorial Green-Beckham WR Oklahoma 6’5″ 237
 If not for 2 marijuana arrest and a domestic violence dispute where he pushed his girlfriend down the stairs, he’d be up there with the other elite Wide Receivers in this draft. DGB excels in jump ball situations and also has good speed/quickness.
#13
Maxx Williams TE Minnesota 6’4″ 249
Rare tight end combination where he excels in blocking and catching the ball. Very athletic and can separate from coverage. Excellent ball skills as well.
#14
Denzel Perryman ILB Miami 5’11” 242
Perryman has great athleticism and aggressiveness. He has the quickness to split offensive lineman and get in the back field. He is an excellent runstopper, but at times is over aggressive in tackling. Another concern is how well he plays in coverage. The team that drafts Perryman gets a big hitter who plays with great power playing and a low base.
#15
Paul Dawson OLB TCU 6’0″ 230
One of the most instinctive linebackers in the draft, Dawson was all over the field for the Horned Frogs this past season. Dawson is quick to react, and is best at the next level as a 4-3 weakside linebacker. Two concerns about Dawson are his size and speed.

No. 24- T.J. Clemmings

T.J. Clemmings

 Position School Height Weight
OT Pittsburgh 6’4″ 5/8 309
Workout Results
Bench Press 22 Broad Jump 9’3″
40 yd Dash 5.14 20 yd Shuttle 4.54
Vertical Jump 32.5 Cone Drill 7.68
Clemmings made a heck of a jump in only his second year playing right tackle after starting his career at defensive line. He has all the tools you look for to be a tackle at the next level. He is very athletic and does a good job finishing his blocks in the run game. In pass protection he has a nice kick slide but still needs some development with balance and his punch. Clemmings will need some NFL coaching for his raw skills, mostly exposed at the Senior Bowl in Mobile where he struggled. He will be a project, but his upside is a pro bowl left tackle at the next level.

Senior Bowl Practice Review-Offense

Ladd Peebles Stadium

QB

Garrett Grayson and Bryce Petty looked like the top of this Senior Bowl quarterback class. Grayson showed good accuracy and showed the ability to put good zip on the ball between defenders. At times he does force the ball and doesn’t have the strongest arm, but he does show good accuracy to be a NFL quarterback. Bryce Petty looks like a bit of a project with a good arm and accuracy.Garrett Grayson SR Bowl

On the negative side Blake Sims looks more like a running back than a quarterback. He measured this week at 5’11” which makes it very difficult for a quarterback. Along with being shorter, he also doesn’t show consistent accuracy or a strong arm. Where Blake Sims does excel is in avoiding defenders and has a presence in the pocket. The quickness and shiftiness he shows in the pocket makes me believe that he can possibly be a NFL running back.Blake Sims SR Bowl

Overall this Senior Bowl Quarterback class was very underwhelming. It will be tough this year for a team in need of a quarterback as the overall quarterbacks in this draft is very weak.

RB

David Cobb from Minnesota stuck out as a standout player for me this week. He showed that he is an all-around back with the ability to receive out of the backfield and is very good in pass protection. Cobb is a bigger back at 5’11” 229 LBs, but shows quick, decisive running at that size.

David Cobb SR Bowl

Ameer Abdullah is a tough runner, but did measure small at 5’8”198 Lbs. He struggled in pass protection due to being overpowered at his size. However as a pure runner and pass catcher out of the backfield, he was very impressive.

David Johnson from Northern Iowa proved to be a very good receiver. He is a bigger running back at 6’1” 224 LBs and is a very tough runner. He has a little bit of a lack of shiftiness, but he can be a great complimentary back as a good receiver and tough runner out of the backfield.

WR

The wide receivers in this Senior Bowl class were solid during the week. There were a handful of standouts during the week and a few disappointing performances.

Sammie Coates to me looked like the top wide receiver in Mobile. He ran a little upright, but showed very good strong hands. Where he succeeded this week was his speed to burn cornerbacks and going up to get the ball in the red zone drill. The Auburn grad was very energetic and fun on the practice field, one time yelling out, “I’m gonna make that money!”Sammie Coates

Jamison Crowder from Duke was a surprise performer this week. He reminded me a little bit of Brandin Cooks with his quickness and natural hands. One negative is that Crowder at times struggled to get separation, however with his natural hands and quickness he was one of the top performers.Jamison Crowder

Phillip Dorsett looked like the fastest guy on the field and I would not be surprised to see this validated at the Combine. The Miami standout was a constant burner against the cornerbacks this week. He also showed good route running ability and natural hands. He only had 36 catches on the year and looks to be a great deep threat at the next level.

Phillip Dorsett SR Bowl

Tyler Lockett from Kansas State was one of my favorite players this week. Waiting for South team practice on Thursday, he was the first non-special teams player out of the locker room. Along with being first on the field he was also one of the last to leave signing autographs for kids and answering all the media’s questions. Lockett is just a guy that gets it also, he said in the media interview of him that he was willing to play punt return, kick return, gunner, and whatever a team wants him to play. He compared himself to Andrew Hawkins as a small guy who can be productive. Lockett is a high character guy, but he also showed natural hands and was a great route runner. At 5’10” 181 LBs, Lockett looks like he can be a very productive slot receiver. He is definitely a guy you root for at the next level.Tyler Lockett SR Bowl

Dezmin Lewis from Central Arkansas solidified himself as a mid to late round pick this week. Lewis displayed excellent hands and used his size well. At 6’4” 215 LBs Lewis has a huge catching radius, the one question when it comes to him is his speed.Dezmin Lewis SR Bowl

I was disappointed with Ty Montgomery this week. The Stanford Cardinal was more of an athlete than a wide receiver as he struggled creating separation and catching the football. He fought the ball during practice and did not have natural hands. He is fast and quick and I believe will excel as a punt/kick returner.

Rannell Hall from Central Florida is a player who I did not know a ton about coming in. Hall however showed very good body control and consistently made tough catches. He was able to get pretty good separation during the week and looks like a very good late round prospect. I will need to go back and look at some of his tape to further my evaluation of him.

TE

Clive Walford was one of the better players at this year Senior Bowl and the top tight end. Walford was quick in his breaks and was able to get great separation in coverage. He also showed very good hands and great body control going for the ball. The Miami tight end did go to the ground a few times too easily, but was a definite standout this week.Clive Walford SR Bowl

Nick Boyle from Delaware proved to be a really good blocker this week. He was a big body tight end who also proved to be a reliable receiver. Boyle looks like a good mid to late round pick as a tight end with good size at 6’5” 267 LBs.

OL

La’el Collins looked to be the top Offensive lineman of the week. He showed a great tenacity when it came to run blocking and finishing his blocks. He looked pretty good in pass protection with decent feet. He reminds me a lot of Zach Martin of last year as a premium road grader. The decision for this offensive lineman will be whether to keep him at offensive tackle or kick him inside to offensive guard.Lael Collins

T.J. Clemmings an Offensive tackle from Pittsburgh had a lot of buzz going into the Senior Bowl week. It was almost unfair expectations for a guy who has only played offensive lineman for 2 years. Clemmings struggled in pass protection drills and looked like a project at offensive tackle. He has all the traits you look for, but it is a very raw prospect. Where Clemmings excels is run blocking, he is able to control defenderson the ground game. Even being a project at offensive tackle, he could still be a first round pick.

Rob Havenstein was a really good surprise this week. The Wisconsin Badger product is a massive tackle at 6’7” 332 LBs who looks to have a good career at the next level. He has good feet in pass protection and performed well against defensive ends during practice. Havenstein projects at the next level as a starting right tackle.Rob Havenstein SR Bowl

Ali Marpet was a mystery prospect this week from small school Division III Hobart College. Marpet showed really good movement skills at guard this week and proved to be draftable. One thing he needs to improve on is his ability to anchor against bigger defensive lineman. Overall though Marpet was a pleasant surprise at the Senior Bowl week.

Jamil Douglas played offensive tackle for Arizona State during the season, but was moved into guard for Senior Bowl week. He was very impressive in the pass protection drills with the ability to anchor against interior lineman. Douglas was solid all week and I believe was one of the top interior lineman during the week.

Trenton Brown is a giant at 6’9” 376 LBs. The Florida Offensive tackle showed surprisingly good feet for his size. During one on one drills, he was very tough to get around with his size and arm length.  Brown is a guy I need to reevaluate on tape as I look more into how well he moves in games.

K

Tom Obarski from Concordia-St. Paul surprised many with his power and accuracy this week. In special team drills he consistently hit 50 yard field goals with plenty of room to spare.Tom Obarski SR Bowl

Justin Manton from Louisiana-Monroe also looked good this week. He had plenty of accuracy and really excelled at kickoffs.

Senior Bowl Accepted Invites

Senior Bowl

Every year the premier senior talent meets in Mobile for the Senior Bowl. The invites are flying out right now as the top seniors around are accepting the trip. So far there have been 41 accepted invites to the 2015 game. Here are the projection for the teams of each accepted Senior Bowl invite:

North

OFFENSEshane carden
QB
Shane Carden, East Carolina
RB
David Johnson, Northern Iowa
Jeremy Langford, Michigan State
WR
Dres Anderson, Utah
Vince Mayle, Washington State
Justin Hardy, East Carolina
TE
Nick Boyle, Delaware
E.J. Bibbs, Iowa State
OT
T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh

DEFENSEBud Dupree
DE
Nate Orchard, Utah
Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Kentucky
Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville
DT
Louis Trinca-Pasat, Iowa
Carl Davis, Iowa
OLB
Mike Hull, Penn State
CB
Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
Eric Rowe, Utah
Quinten Rollins, Miami (Ohio)
S
Adrian Amos, Penn State
Kurtis Drummond, Michigan State
LS
Joe Cardona, Navy

South

OFFENSETy-Montgomery
WR
Jamison Crowder, Duke
Ty Montgomery, Stanford
OT
Jake Fisher, Oregon
OG
Robert Myers, Tennessee State
Laken Tomlinson, Duke
C
Reese Dismukes, Auburn
Hroniss Grasu, Oregon

DEFENSE
DE
Geneo Grissom, Oklahoma
Trey Flowers, Arkansas
Owamagbe Odighizuwa, UCLA
Preston Smith, Mississippi State
DT
Grady Jarrett, Clemson
Joey Mbu, Houston
Gabe Wright, Auburn
ILB
Stephone Anthony, Clemson
CB
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregonifo
D’Joun Smith, Florida Atlantic
Senquez Golson, Ole Miss
S
Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss
Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

You can follow up to date Senior Bowl Accepted Invites at
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