The top five senior prospects…
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1. DT Christian Tupou: USC (6-2, 305)
Tupou is coming off a knee injury which forced him to miss the 2010 season. However, he looks like a better nose tackle prospect to me than Stanford’s third round pick Sione Fua from a year ago and Tupou should be able to make a move up boards with a strong year.
2. DE Trevor Guyton: Cal (6-3, 289)
A guy who can fill a number of roles on a defense, but he’s a naturally powerful kid who can anchor and overwhelm vs. the run game. Needs to improve hands and awareness, but the upside is there for him to move up boards in a big way with a strong senior year.
3. WR Marvin Jones: Cal (6-2, 200)
Possesses good size, good body control and hand eye coordination, and for his size and a pretty fluid athlete as well. Isn’t a dynamic athlete, but should be able to find a way to make and earn playing time on an NFL roster.
4. TE Rhett Ellison: USC (6-5, 250)
Isn’t an elite straight-line athlete or dominate in-line guy. However, has the ability to be successful in both the run and pass game at the next level. Doesn’t look like a starter to me, but could be able to earn playing time early on during his NFL career.
5. OT Mitchell Schwartz: No. 72 (6-5, 325)
Displays solid athletic ability, but looks better suited to play on the right side in the NFL vs. less speed. A nice later round developmental type draft pick who could eventually fight for playing time.
AUG 28 Joel Corry
Between injuries, trades and positional battles, the financial landscape for several key players has shifted dramatically.
AUG 26 Joel Corry
The highly productive Dallas wideout is headed for a big-time payday.
AUG 22 Ari Nissim
Ten players closing in on lucrative new paydays.
AUG 22 Joel Corry
Considered by many as a ‘red flag prospect’ during draft season, the Cincinnati linebacker continues to prove people wrong.