Kevin White 6-3 210 Sr Wr West Virginia
He began his college career at Lackawanna Jr College. After two seasons he transferred to West Virginia. He had a breakout season as a senior for the Mountaineers ,catching over a hundred passes for over 1300 yards.
He has a tall,lean, athletic frame. He shows the ability to get off the line of scrimmage quickly. He can get off close and press coverage and has tremendous short area quickness. He can make quick moves after release and accelerate to top speed extremely quickly ,and blow by defenders. He can also use his short area quickness to set up the defender and gain seperation. He does a great job of selling the vertical route and then changing directions and making the comeback, dig, and out routes look easy. He is a very smooth athlete and route runner.
On deep passes he shows the ability to locate the ball, adjust, take some contact, and get the ball at it’s highest point. He shows very good body control and is able to make a play after the catch as well.
On short to intermediate routes he shows the ability to make the catch, slip a tackle, turn upfield, accelerate quickly and gain yards after the catch.
As a blocker he shows good effort and the ability to break down a defender, use his hands and proper technique and sustain the block on the edge to open up lanes.
Kevin White had a huge breakout season this year. He should destroy the combine in height, weight, speed, and agility drills. He has tremendous athleticism and potential. He is an all around wideout who not only stretches the field vertically, but can pick up chunks of yardage on short to intermediate routes and gain yards after the catch. He has the occasional dropped pass, but overall uses his hands to snatch the ball out of the air and make moves up field in stride. He is a big time prospect and should be one of the first wide receivers off the board.
Justin Hardy 6-1 188 Sr Wr East Carolina
He has had a highly productive career with the Pirates. He has topped the 1000 yard recovering mark each oft he last 3 seasons. He has caught over 100 passes each of the last 2 seasons as well.
He has a lean athletic frame. He shows the ability to got off the line and create separation on short to intermediate routes with his short area quickness. At times he rounds off routes a bit. He is able to make quick cuts and create separation in and out of his routes. He is able to find the soft spots in zone coverage as well. After the catch he is a threat to make a defender miss and gain yardage after the catch. He has very good acceleration and reaches top speed quickly. He can stretch the field as well, but doesn’t always get a lot of separation deep, he relies more on his ball skills and body control at times when stretching the field.
He has pretty reliable hands overall. He uses his hands to reach out and snag the ball out of the air no matter where it is thrown. He does a good job of coming back to the ball and shielding the defender with his body to make the play. He did drop a few routine type passes, but overall was very consistant.
He has tremendous ball skills. He has the ability to locate , adjust, and reel in the pass. He is able to do this with a defender draped al over him as well. He does not shy away from contact. He can adjust to balls outside of his frame and has a wide catch radius.
He is a good blocker for his position. He is a willing blocker on the edges and shows the abilit to block downfield and open up lanes. Needs to be a little more consistent with his blocking techniques.
He may not have the fastest 40 time Around, but his short area quickness and acceleration are very good. He is not afraid of going over the middle or making contact and shows good versatility as well. He is not going to post the fastest combine 40 time , but should perform very well At the Senior Bowl. Overall, he is a very good receiver prospect. He should come off the board somewhere in the 3rd round.
Eric Ebron 6-4 250
He followed up a 40 reception sophomore year with a 62 catch Junior season. Ebron gained 943 yards on 62 catches and scored 3 touchdowns.
- lean athletic frame
- gets off of the line of scrimmage quickly
- accelerates quickly to top speed.
- very good speed and athletic ability for his size
- can stretch the field on intermediate and deep routes
- very good ball skills/ can locate ball/ high point and make plays in traffic
- at times his hands are a little inconsistent, overall pretty reliable hands
- experience lining up off the line and on the line as a TE
- a threat after the catch to make a big play
- willing blocker /however needs to improve technique and especially hand placement
- not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit
- very effective at high pointing the ball and going up to make plays in the air
- good overall awareness/is able to find the soft spots in the coverage
Eric Ebron is a tremendous athlete for his size. His combination of size and athleticism makes him a dangerous threat in the passing game. He needs to improve his blocking and be more consistent down the field and as an inline blocker. He can stretch the field with his speed and agility. He demonstrates impressive ball skills. At times he will drop an easy catch, but make a difficult catch in traffic. He had inconsistent quarterback play throughout the year, but showed the ability to adjust and make a play on the ball. With continued development he could emerge as one of the better tight ends in the league. He should have an impressive showing at the combine during speed and agility drills as well. He projects to be a mid to late first rounder.
He would definitely add some excitement to the Jets offense. He would be a great weapon for Geno Smith to throw to. He should garner strong consideration from the Jets if he is still on the board when they select in the first round.
Sharrif Floyd DT Florida JR
6’3” 297 Lbs.
Against the Run
• quick off the line of scrimmage
• has powerful, aggressive hands
• uses good pad level to get leverage
• very good overall strength
• can disengage blocks and keep eyes on ball carrier as he works down line
• shows good feet and lateral quickness for his size
• is able to get penetration , at times he missed a few tackles
• shows pretty good pursuit and motor
Against the Pass
• Displays very good strength
• he quickly gets off the line of scrimmage
• he is aggressive off the line and takes on blockers
• He uses effective pad level and utilizes his strength to disengage blocks and move lineman around
• has physical and violent hands/
• can split double teams
• shows a very effective and quick rip move
• he shows good pursuit when the quarterback is flushed from the pocket
• he shows the ability to contain the quarterback when flushed from the pocket to the edge
• good awareness/ if unable to get to the Quarterback, looks to bat ball down at line of scrimmage
• versatile player who also played defensive end during his career
• has a strong athletic frame for his size
• ran in the 4.9’s in the 40 yard dash at the scouting combine
• Missed the first 2 games of the 2011 season due to NCAA eligibility issues
• started the last 24 games of his career for the Gators
Sharrif Floyd is a very good overall athlete for his size. He began his career primarily at defensive end. He switched to defensive tackle this past season. He has the potential to become a very disruptive and effective all around defensive tackle in the NFL.
#1 Kansas City Chiefs –Geno Smith QB West Virginia
With Andy Reid taking over for the Chiefs, they need a new face of the franchise on offense. Matt Cassell has not developed. Brady Quinn started a few games at the end of the season, but doesn’t appear to be the long term answer at the quarterback position either. Geno Smith is a good all-around quarterback prospect. He will have to adjust from the college system to a pro system, but he has good all round tools to become a pretty good starter for the Chiefs. I debated having the Chiefs address another need with this pick such as offensive tackle. In the end I feel like the Chiefs will address their other needs in free agency and the rest of the draft.
#2 Jacksonville Jaguars-Damontre Moore DE Texas A & M
The Jaguars drafted Blaine Gabbert in the 1st round a few years ago and he hasn’t developed in a qualitywill provide a pass rush and all around disruptive style to their team. He is physical and a great athlete for his size and position.
#3 Oakland Raiders-Star Lotulelei DT Utah
The Raiders like many teams seem to have a lot of positions that need to be upgraded. Lotulelei has great quickness and agility for his size. He will bolster the interior of the defense for the Raiders.
#4 Philadelphia Eagles-Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
The Eagles offensive line struggled this year partly because of overall talent and partly because of injuries that caused the line to shuffle around each week. Luke Joeckel projects to be a pretty good left tackle and would add some stability and consistency to one of the most important positions on offense. He will be able to start from day 1.
#5 Detroit Lions- Dee Milliner-CB Alabama
Detroit had high hopes for a great season. This optimism turned to great disappointment by the end of the season. The secondary is an area that needs to be upgraded. It’s a bit early to take a defensive back. However, Dee milliner is the best corner available and will immediately upgrade the secondary for the Lions.
#6 Cleveland Browns- Bjorn Werner DE Florida St
He immediately bolsters the Browns pass rush. He shows very good quickness off the ball.
#7 Arizona Cardinals Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
The Cardinals are in a great spot here with the 7th overall pick. They have their choice of a quarterback or offensive lineman. I think they consider a Qb here possibly Tyler Wilson, but at the end of the day draft another need and address their offensive line. Fisher is a very good LT prospect and has all the tools to become a very good left tackle in the NFL. He is better value at this point than drafting Tyler Wilson or another Qb. I think the Cardinals address their Qb needs in the 2nd round and also look to add a veteran QB in free agency.
#8 Buffalo Bills- Tyler Wilson QB Arkansas
Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled this past season for the Bills. The Bills could also consider drafting for defense with his pick. They are especially thin at LB. The bills select Tyler Wilson to e their quarterback for the next decade. He had a difficult senior season at Arkansas, but still has good all-around tools and showed his toughness and resilience throughout his senior season.
#9 NY Jets- Barkevious Mingo LB LSU
Mark Sanchez appears a certainty to return next season due to his huge cap number and the new front office looking to reevaluate him. I think the Jets will sign a veteran Quarterback in Free agency and draft a Quarterback later in the draft to develop for the future. Mingo is a very good athlete and will immediately improve the Jets pass rush.
#10 Tennessee Titans- Chance Warmack OG Alabama
The Titans immediately improve the interior of their offensive line. Although this seems almost too high to draft an interior offensive lineman, Womack is a great prospect at guard.
#11 San Diego Chargers- Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
The offensive line, the tackle spots in particular could use an upgrade. With Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher off the board the Chargers select Johnson, a former QB to help anchor the offensive line. He has had an impressive offseason thus far and projects to be a starting LT in the league.
#12 Miami Dolphins- Keenan Allen WR California
With Jake Long possibly leaving during free agaency the Dolphins could use a tackle to bolster their line. However, with Lane Johnson being drafted with the previous pick they bolster their receiving core instead. Ryan Tannehill showed promise as a rookie quarterback. Allen will give Tannehill a very good all-around receiving target to throw to.
#13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Johnathan Banks CB Mississippi St
The Bucs secondary was one of the league’s worst this past season. Banks will upgrade their talent at the cornerback position and make an immediate impact as a rookie.
#14 Carolina Panthers-Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
The Panthers address a major need area and select the very athletic Richardson. He was very productive in his only season with the Tigers. He shows the ability to get into the backfield and also get pressure on the quarterback as an interior lineman.
#15 New Orleans Saints- Dion Jordan LB/DE Oregon
Jordan is a tremendous all-around athlete. He has tremendous athletic ability and potential, but will take some time to develop at the next level.
#16 St Louis Rams- Eric Reid FS LSU
The Rams could also look to draft a wide receiver here to bolster their receiving core as well. After using their 2nd and 4th round picks a season ago to address needs at the wide receiver position, I think the Rams go in another direction and address their receiving core in free agency and later on in the draft. Reid fills a need in the secondary.
#17 Pittsburgh Steelers- Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
The Steelers need to get to the quarterback more than they did last season. Jones is a premier player who has top 5 talent. He slips to the 17th pick because of spinal stenosis that could limit the length of his playing career. He is a great athlete and shows great burst and closing speed. He will immediately upgrade the Steelers pass rush.
#18 Dallas Cowboys- D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
Fluker is a huge player who played RT this past season .He may need to kick inside and play an interior line position. HE will fill a need for the Cowboys. They could also look at OG form North Carolina Jonathan Cooper could be in play with this pick as well.
#19 NY Giants- Manti Te’o LB Notre Dame
Keith Rivers and Chase Blackburn are free agents. They address and upgrade a need position. Te’o is a good all-around linebacker prospect. Te Giants take a look at LB Alec Ogeltree from Georgia as well with this pick. The former safety has a higher ceiling than Te’o ,but is not as sound in the run game as Te’o is.
#20 Chicago Bears- Alec Ogeltree LB Georgia
Nick Roach and Brian Urlacher are free agents. Ogeltree is a great athlete who is still learning the nuances of playing linebacker. He struggles at times vs the run and needs to add strength and bulk to his frame. He excels in coverage and shows a quick burst and the ability to get pressure on the quarterback.
#21 Cincinnati Bengals –Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Ben Jarvis Green Ellis was the Bengals primary ball carrier last season. They could look to upgrade the running back position at this point in the draft. However, the running back class is very deep this year and they will address their backfield need later in the draft.
#22 St. Louis Rams- WR Cordarelle Patterson Tennessee
The Rams address their need at wide receiver and draft a dynamic athlete in Patterson. He only played one season at Tennessee , but his blend of speed, agility, and size is very rare to find. He will take a little bit of time to develop, but has tremendous potential to be a number one receiver and make a major impact for the Rams.
#23 Minnesota Vikings-Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
They have a hole at wide receiver across form Percy Harvin, but decide to bolster their interior defense. They could also look at Jonathan Hankins from Ohio St or Shariff Floyd from Florida with this pick as well.
#24 Indianapolis Colts –Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
Cooper is very good value at this point in the draft and upgrades the interior line unit.
#25 Seattle Seahawks- DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson
Hopkins provides a quick big play target for Russell Wilson to throw to. Not the biggest or fastest receiver in the draft he relies on good quickness, acceleration, and ball skills to continually make plays.
#26 Green Bay Packers- Justin Hunter Wr Tennessee
With Greg Jennings possibly leaving during free agency the Packers fill a need with this pick. Hunter has not fully recovered from a knee injury he suffered in 2011. He has good size, speed, and play-making ability and is a good value here. The Packers could also draft a running back with this pick. I feel like they will address the running back position later on in the draft.
#27 Houston Texans- Kevin Minter LB LSU
They address a need at linebacker opposite Brian Cushing.
#28 Denver Broncos-Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio St
The Broncos upgrade their interior defensive line after Hankins slides a bit in the first round.
#29 New England Patriots- Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
Although Austin lacks ideal height and strength he is a play maker with great agility, acceleration, and cutback ability. He is a dangerous threat each time he touches the ball.
# 30 Atlanta Falcons- Kawann Short DT Purdue.
They upgrade their defensive lien and add depth with the very consistent Short.
#31 San Francisco 49ers- John Jenkins DT Georgia
A huge nose tackle, who can bolster the run defense.
#32 Baltimore Ravens-Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU