Thursday, December 7, 2006
Top 10 Prospects
As we head towards the Bowl Season, it's time to start focusing on the NFL Draft. Here are a list of the top ten prospects in my opinion, as we stand right now.
1. Brady Quinn, QB Notre Dame
The big 6'4 signalcaller has been hyped for sometime as the #1 overall Quarterback prospect in the nation. His pedigree with Charlie Weiss has NFL scouts drooling over his maturity and he has a pro arm. A guranteed future NFL posterboy, it would behoove a struggling franchise such as the Oakland Raiders to grab him.
2. Calvin Johnson, WR Georgia Tech
The man beast at wideout for the Yellow Jackets. Calvin makes collegiate corners look like merely children with his long stride and leaping ability. The best WR prospect to come out of college since Roy Williams.
3. Gaines Adams, DE Clemson
A prototypical pro DE. With his mix of size and speed, he is definately this year's Mario Williams.
4. Leon Hall, CB Michigan
A very well rounded corner with his speed and size (5'11). He could sky rocket up this list after the combine with the lack of a lockdown corner in this draft. Leon has a knack for doing a lot of things well, and has a real natural field presence you cant teach.
5. Jeff Samardzija, WR Notre Dame
Brady Quinn's favorite target. At 6'5 he has hands like glue, and an ability to find the endzone like no other in this draft.
6. Paul Posluszny, LB Penn State
Easily this years AJ Hawk.
7. Dwayne Jarrett, WR USC
After his breakout performance a few games ago Dwayne Jarrett is primed to be a top 15 pick again. His great speed and ability to make the athletic catch gets him noticed.
8. Troy Smith, QB Ohio State
The Heisman Trophy winner's lack of ideal height and tendency to disappear in big games will hurt his draft stock. However his athleticism is unmatched at the QB position in this draft.
9. Adrian Peterson, RB Oklahoma
Adrian Peterson's size and speed makes him a prototypical NFL runner.
10. Marshawn Lynch, RB California
Marshawn Lynch has shown the ability to be a workhorse at times but still be able to hit that second gear and slice through defenses.
Check back as next time I'll start doing Mock Drafts and highlights of some of the Draftees, as well as sleepers and I'll share my opinion of who's this year dummy picks.