Top 100 prospects for 2011: Part 6
In the final installment of our 2011 draft preview, we’ll take a look at the last group on our top-100 board of college players. Here are the NFP’s senior prospects ranked 81-100:
81. OLB K.J. Wright, Mississippi State (6-4, 250)
A great-looking specimen with the size and power to stack and shed at the point of attack. But it’s his impressive range and body control for a linebacker his size that makes him such an intriguing prospect.
82. WR Leonard Hankerson, Miami (6-3, 215)
Possesses great size for the position, and the farther he gets down the field, the tougher he is to cover. Could be one of the real breakout performers in 2010.
83. OL Marcus Cannon, TCU (6-5, 350)
A massive, thickly built offensive lineman who displays good power and knows how to anchor on contact. He does have a tendency to get too upright in pass protection off the edge, but he possesses the versatility to play right tackle and guard at the next level.
84. OLB Lawrence Wilson, Connecticut (6-1, 220)
He not only does a nice job making plays from sideline to sideline and closing on the football in space, he also has a knack for rushing the passer and finding a way to reach the quarterback.
85. QB Case Keenum, Houston (6-2, 210)
A smart, accurate passer who showcases good timing and anticipation in the pass game. Is a better athlete than given credit for, but he lacks elite arm strength and might be a bit limited at the next level.
86. FB Owen Marecic, Stanford (6-1, 243)
Is simply the best lead-blocking fullback in the nation. He showcases good short-area body control at the line and generates impressive power on contact. Looks like a future starting lead back at the next level.
87. WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Iowa (6-1, 200)
Not only possesses an impressive combination of size and speed for the position, he also does a nice job remaining balanced in and out of his breaks and generating consistent separation for himself vs. man. One of the real dark horses to keep an eye on at the wide receiver spot.
88. OT Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State (6-6, 305)
A coordinated lineman who displays a good-looking frame and above-average range off the edge. Lacks ideal power at the point but understands angles and can reach/seal defenders off his frame in the run game.
89. ILB Casey Matthews, Oregon (6-2, 235)
Isn’t the greatest of athletes and will miss some tackles in space but showcases a nose for the ball and does a great job making plays inside the box.
90. RB Derrick Locke, Kentucky (5-9, 192)
Possesses some compactness to his frame and can outrun just about anyone in the open field. Gets up to speed quickly and has the wiggle to make defenders miss and explode into daylight.
91. LB Mike Mohamed, California (6-3, 238)
Not only exhibits good power when asked to attack downhill and sniff out the ball, he also showcases above-average range as a straight-line athlete. Displays a nose for the football and should end up being a real gem on special teams as well.
92. DT Anthony Gray, Southern Mississippi (6-0, 314)
One guy who really intrigued me during the 2009 season. Possessess a good first step for his size with the type of power to overwhelm on contact. Just needs to continue to polish his overall game.
93. DE Eddie Jones, Texas (6-3, 258)
An explosive edge rusher who has a great first step and can consistently drop his shoulder and flatten out around the corner. Has some upside as a 3-4 outside linebacker or nickel rusher.
94. RB Da’Rel Scott, Maryland (5-11, 200)
Struggled through 2009 because of injuries. However, he showcases a good feel inside, runs with a low pad level and has the burst to create in the open field. If he can prove he’s 100-percent healthy, he should have a big year.
95. DL Cameron Jordan, California (6-4, 287)
Isn’t an explosive, quick-twitch guy off the edge, but he exhibits some suddenness/power on contact and uses his long arms well to fend off blocks. Possesses the versatility to play as a base end in a 4-3 or as a five-technique in a 3-4.
96. RB Brandon Saine, Ohio State (6-1, 217)
Runs with a nice combination of power and speed for his size and really matured as an interior runner last season
97. DE Bruce Miller, Central Florida (6-2 253)
Is a bit undersized, but plays bigger than his frame would indicate and could project as a potential 3-4-rush linebacker at the next level.
98. FS Quinton Carter, Oklahoma (6-1, 195)
Loves to throw his body around on all areas of the field and create collisions on the football. However, he struggles when asked to redirect in space and lacks ideal range vs. the pass game.
99. CB Davon House, New Mexico (6-0 190)
An intriguing size/speed corner who possesses good instincts down the field and has a real nose for the ball.
100. DT Kendrick Ellis, Hampton (6-5, 340)
A massive small-school interior lineman with the type of power and strength to potentially anchor inside as a 3-4 nose.
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