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Old 28.04.2013, 09:54 PM
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So now that we are just after the 2013 Draft, anyone you think people should check out this coming season? I know not many on here are college buffs but could be nice starting point. Not much football for a while so posting highlights and opinions here might help meet your fix. I'll be missing out the obvious ones like Clowney, Tajh Boyd, Marqise Lee, Sammy Watkins, Teddy Bridgewater, Manziel etc. No offensive lineman too, I know them all but would feel guilty focusing on a position I dont scout much. Obviously Taylor Lewan, Jake Matthews Cyrus Kouandjio, Tiny Richardson etc are the ones.

I'll add my thoughts. No order.

1. Ife Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon

Love the guy, he is a ballhawk and incredibly physical. You look for a certain attitude in cb's and he brings that confidence you always see in a top talent. Only 5'10/5'11' but plays non stop and I think can be first rounder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM5-orWujdU

2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

Another CB! It is my favourite position so I love to focus on them. Coming off surgery, Verett will be one of the best corners in nation on a usually stout TCU D. Very smooth and not quite as flashy as guys like Olomu but nobody will be throwing his way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvBi5foWi80

3. Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon

Just an athletic specimen really, very versatile, runs very fast and I think Oregon does not utilise him near enough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgqbrR8FOYI

4. Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU

My bold claim is that he is better than Michael Brockers. Really disruptive and will be much more focus on him with the star DE's and Bennie Logan gone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j8WRoMkyIg

5. Will Sutton, DT, Arizona St

Weird looking player who imo should have been in Heisman contention brring injury. Terrifying inside rusher and should scoop all PAC-12 defensive lineman awards again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SbsHVUiKdc

6. Louis Nix III, NT, Notre Dame

Absolute Beast, best nose tackle in college I've seen since Phil Taylor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xgv6-G8SUk

7. Adrian Hubbard, OLB, Alabama

Perfect fit at 3-4 OLB and one of the most natural pass rushers around imo. He stood out more than any other defensive player on the team bar Milliner last year to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRgR0SWstiI

8. Kony Ealy, LB/DE, Missouri

This guy has been compared to Aldon Smith and whilst that might not be accurate, the NFL value Missouri's defensive stars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrHv9_tMgz8

9. Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio St

Guy has body you look for in lb and pops up everywhere. Need to watch him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iql1UpBn_nQ


10. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio St

Simply the best CB in college football now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUGaATkrpCQ

11. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan ST

Saw a lot of him this year and will be valuable player for any team that covet press guys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlAel9DpotA

12. Christian Jones, LB/ Timmy Jernigan, DT/LaMarcus Joyner, S/CB, All Florida St

Jones is a smallish OLB who has good length and is a tackling machine. Jernigan should be a high first round selection, way too talented and will make a step up surely now. Joyner is one of the funnest players in college football to watch and will be Mathieu like in that his size will hold him back but talent shoudn't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks2gVG-suGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42tPU2PerxU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLatt1gV98

13. Lache Seastrunk

Ridiculous name but ridiculous skills. Has already said Heisma is his and I don't blame him. Has speed and moves that few rb's are lucky enough to have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCL87fQxXK8
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Old 29.04.2013, 01:10 AM
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I really like Shayne Skov out of Stanford. He's probably not a first-round talent, but should be a solid contributor. Seems to be a smart player, also great interior blitzer. I hope he can validate that he indeed hasn't lost a step after his knee injury next year. He was pretty good this year, but I didn't think it was as impressive as his sophomore campaign. Still, I feel like he's a great kid and I hope he can pull it together. Considering that the Texans still haven't quite resolved their ILB issues... *cough cough*

I can't really find a highlight reel, but there's some solid tape out there. I'm not really all that good at the whole scouting thing, but he caught my eye.
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Old 29.04.2013, 06:31 AM
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Alex Amidon - WR - Boston College

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Amidon, a 5-foot-11, 186-pound junior, played in all 12 games and recorded a school-record 78 receptions for a school-record 1,210 yards and seven touchdowns, breaking Andre Callendar's previous record of 76 receptions in 2007 and Brian Brennan's previous record of 1,149 receiving yards in 1983. He matched Brennan's school standard of six games with at least 100 receiving yards.

Amidon finished the season ranked 11th among all receivers in the country in receiving yards per game (100.8). He ranks second among all ACC receiving in both receptions per game (6.5) and receiving yards per game. A versatile threat, the Greenfield, Mass., native also carried the ball four times for 55 yards and one touchdown.
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Old 29.04.2013, 07:40 AM
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CJ Mosley (Alabama), Anthony Barr (UCLA) and Kyle Van Noy (BYU) all look pretty good prospects at LB. I like Jeremiah Attaochu (G Tech) as well, although I guess he didn't get a great grade from the NFL Draft committee when he asked, so stayed for his senior year. Think it will be a strong LB class.

Taylor Lewan (Michigan) and Jake Matthews (Texas A&M) were both expected to declare and be 1st round picks, so it will be interesting to watch their stock. Matthews presumably will switch to LT - I thought he was very comfortable sitting and mirroring, but wonder if he has short arms - didn't stop Justin Pugh being a 1st rounder.

QB wise - it will be interesting to see if Logan Thomas can develop. Didn't play well this year, but clearly has all the raw tools (EJ Manuel 1st round, so why not Thomas?!). Aaron Murray needs to play better against the better teams as well as against the Kentucky's of the SEC.

Jackson Jeffcoat will be back from injury, not sure NFL scouts like Texas prospects (soft label) - so he'll have some work to do - but he looks faster than Okafor.

Aaron Donald (Pitt) and Will Sutton (Arizona State) two undersized DT's who are really good - Mayock "find a spot" guys?

One small schooler to watch - QB Dustin Vaughan, West Texas A&M - good size and a big arm.
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Old 29.04.2013, 08:04 AM
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While most QB watchers are focussing on Manzeil and Bridgewater, my tip is to watch Taylor Martinez (Nebraska Cornhuskers). 2 years ago he was as frustrating to watch as Jake Locker. He pancked under pressure, and would follow a world class throw with a baffling one.

Last year with Burkhead injured early, then playing injured before missing more games. Martinez rose to the challenge and progessed amazingly well. He seemed much more composed towards the second half of last season.

He's more of a pocket passer than a mobile QB, but he can scramble a bit. The running bit is OK. His problem is that when he is scrambling and then throwing his accuracy goes out the window. If he progresses as much in 2013 as he did between 2011 and 2012, he could be a very nice propect in the 2014 draft.
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Old 29.04.2013, 08:19 AM
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Other names courtesy of lindys draft magazine. Daniel McCullers dt Tennessee. Keith Price qb Washington.Stephen Tuitt de notre dame. Austin Seferian Jenkins te Washington a nation leading 5.25 catches a game 6-6 267lbs. Brandon Coleman wr Rutgers. A. J. Johnson ilb Tennessee.
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Gonna put this out there......

Tajh Boyd will be the first QB picked next year.
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Gonna put this out there......

Tajh Boyd will be the first QB picked next year.
Bridgewater for me
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Gonna put this out there......

Tajh Boyd will be the first QB picked next year.
That will depend on a lot of things.

Are the RGIIIs and Russel Wilsons' as prolific in the NFL in 2013 or have the DCs found out ways to make them look ordinary? If they have Boyd's services may not be as desirable.

Also he plays in the ACC. Can he hold up in out of conference games against better opponents?

Can his passing get more accurate? He can leg it with the best of them, but at times Banjo, cow and backside come to mind.

Now DeAndre Hopkins has left, who will be there to pad out his stats? (All QBS need this)

He may well have been one of the top 3 this year, had he declared. I'm thinking next year the QB class could be a lot tougher for him.
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at times Banjo, cow and backside come to mind.
This made me think of Skleton, Kolb and Lindley!
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