Off-Season Predictions:Sign FA’s:
Will Hill, FS (NYG) 6-1 210lbs
Sammie Lee Hill (DET) 6-4 330lbs
Rd. Name, Pos. (Ht. Wt.) School-
Assuming the Ravens Receive a 4th, 5th, and 2: 6th Round Pick for All of the Free Agent Loses
*= Steals of the Draft
1. Matt Elam, FS (5-10 200lbs) Florida- Elam is one of the higher profile prospects at his position due to his onfield emotion and energy when lining up big hits in the open field. The junior thrives when his nunmber is called, and Elam was very visible since he frequently lined up in the box at strong safety. However, when looking beyond the splash plays, Elam lacks urgency to his game and can be seen standing around while others make the play. That combined with his tendency to launch himself at ball carriers rather than make form tackles may cause some evaluators to be a bit apprhensive. But, if the Gator can harness the electricity he flashes, Elam could end up being one of the top safeties in this class and is a potential first-round pick.
2. Terron Armstead, OT (6-5 305lbs) Arkansas-Pine Bluff- Armstead has been a fast riser in the postseason process. He's got an intriguing athletic skill set. Despite facing sub-par competition in season, he's shown the ability to be a good pass protector, and contribute as a run blocker. He can likely stay outside, although some teams might see him as a guard. He could find himself as a Day 2 pick before all is said and done.
3. Zaviar Gooden, ILB (6-1 235lbs) Missouri- Gooden has the speed to cover a lot of ground at the next level, as well as surprising strength and form tackling to bring down big ball carriers in the open field and handle himself in traffic. Injuries hampered his senior season, but that combination of attributes helped him lead the Tigers in tackles as a junior.
4. *Keith Pough, OLB (6-3 240lbs) Howard- Pough is a tackles-for-loss machine, using his length and speed to chase ballcarriers from behind, as well as attitude to attack them in the hole. His tall, lean build and movement skills could make him a mid-round pick for teams looking for a coverage ‘backer or potential blitzing threat on the weak or strong sides of the formation.
4. (Comp) Kwame Geathers, NT (6-5 355lbs) Georgia- Geathers casts an imposing presence, and when he's firing off the ball low and using his hands, can look like a force. However, he's inconsistent in his technique, and lacks refinement. He bypassed the opportunity to be a full-time starter by declaring early, but a team will be intrigued by his massive side and upside. He will likely go in the middle rounds.
5. Josh Boyd, DE (6-3 300lbs) Mississippi State- Boyd’s average size might scare off teams who aren’t sure if he’s athletic enough to make the switch to the three-technique spot, but some NFL coach will push his general manager to use a mid-round pick on his constant motor – especially if he again produces (eight for loss, 5.5 sacks in 2011) without first-round pick Fletcher Cox garnering extra attention this fall.
5. (Comp) Tyrann Mathieu, CB/S (5-9 185lbs) LSU- The 2011 Bednarik Award winner as the nation’s top defender was dismissed from LSU for multiple violations of team rules. Subsequently, he decided to enter a drug rehab center and ultimately ended up declaring for the draft instead of transferring. When on the field, the undersized but ultracompetitive turnover machine (six forced fumbles, two interceptions in 2011) brings the physicality of a bigger player in his tackles, no matter where he plays. Mathieu is also a game-changer as a punt returner, ranking fourth in the country last year with 16.2 yards per attempt and scoring two touchdowns.
6. P.J. Lonergan, C (6-3 305lbs) LSU- The leader of the Tigers’ front line has been a fixture in the middle since winning the job before the team’s Capital Bowl win over Penn State his redshirt freshman season. His father, Patrick Sr., was also an offensive lineman at LSU.
6. (Comp) *Quanterus Smith, OLB (6-5 250lbs) Western Kentucky- Smith has great upside to NFL scouts due to his length and explosion off the edge as a pass rusher. He lined up as a starter full-time in 2012, showing a much improved all around game. Unfortunately, the 2012 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year tore his ACL in November, ending his senior season after just ten games. How Smith checks out medically will have a huge effect on his stock.
6. (Comp) Earl Watford, OG (6-3 300lbs) James Madison- One of the top players in recent Philadelphia high school football history has become one of the best guards in the Football Championship Subdivision. Watford’s quick feet, agility, and willingness to punish opponents will carry weight with scouts and coaches while his somewhat lean frame continues to fill out.
7. *Mark Harrison, WR (6-3 230lbs) Rutgers- Harrison hasn't always lived up to his measurables, and has had some ups and downs throughout his career at Rutgers. Still, his blend of size and athletic ability will result in some team taking a flier on him.
Notable Undrafted players:
*Dan Molls, ILB (6-1 230lbs) Toledo
*Quinton Dial, DE/DT (6-5 305lbs) Alabama
Chris Thompson, RB (5-8 190lbs) Florida State
Keenan Davis, WR (6-2 215lbs) Iowa
James Ferentz, C (6-2 290lbs) Iowa
Brian Mulroe, OG (6-4 295lbs) Northwestern
Alex Hurst, OT (6-6 330lbs) LSU
Keelan Johnson, FS (6-0 200lbs) Arizona State
Ramon Buchanan, OLB (6-1 230lbs) Miami
*Chibuikem Okoro, CB (6-0 205lbs) Wake Forest
Edited by acosta2277, 26 February 2013 - 05:17 PM.