By: John Murphy/NLScouting.com
April 06, 2005

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*Think that it is too early to get a jump start on the 2006 NFL Draft... well then you are looking to get left behind... our staff can help organize or contribute to your organization, franchise, player rep recruiting list or media coverage now so that you will be ahead of the curve when the new cycle of scouting starts later this spring... please contact our office over the next 4-6 weeks for more information.

*The updated "TEAM NEEDS" section is posted at the end of this report, so that it does not disturb the rest of the information provided today... we will update it as necessary between now and April 22nd.

*If any/all of your clients have setup private visits/workouts leading up to the draft we are creating a chart for that, as well, since it has been requested.

*If you would like to include any/all Pro Day results, updates or information, please send it to john@nlscouting.com or 504.415.9979 before 7pm eastern each day for inclusion in the next day's report.

2005 NFL DRAFT PICK BREAKDOWN:

Here is a look at how each team's crop of draft picks breaks down for the upcoming NFL Draft... we have put the number of "Day One" draft choices in parentheses next to each team's name... what this does is help you get an idea of when and where a team could look to move up or down during the draft... SAN FRANCISCO owns two of the most valuable draft choices, #1 overall and #102 overall, as the #102 pick is the first pick of "Day Two", which comes after all teams have had a chance to review the top available players on their draft board... the chance for a trade within picks #102 to #110 move up greatly, as do the actual "Value" of the pick you are dealing, as several teams treat the first 10-12 picks of the fourth round, as if they are late-third round choices... ARIZONA also has a strong pick to possibly deal, as pick #95 overall is the last pick available to be dealt on "Day One", as picks #96 to #101 were rewarded as Compensation choices and therefore cannot be traded by the teams that own their rights... if your post-draft dinner plans get delayed you will be able to blame PHILADELPHIA, as they own three of the final ten choices in the seventh round of the draft (#245, #247 and #252)... oddly enough Philadelphia, New England, St. Louis and San Francisco will basically own the clock between picks #245 and #255, as they combine to own 9 of the final 10 selections of this year's draft... conversely, Green Bay (#180) and NY Giants (#186) will be able to packup early, as their final draft choices are in the sixth round.

Arizona (4) 8, 44, 75, 95, 111, 168, 226
Atlanta (3) 27, 59, 90, 128, 160, 163, 201, 241
Baltimore (3) 22, 53, 84, 124, 158, 195, 213, 234
Buffalo (2) 55, 86, 122, 156, 197, 236
Carolina (3) 14, 45, 79, 115, 149, 169, 171, 189, 207
Chicago (2) 4, 39, 106, 140, 181, 220
Cincinnati (3) 17, 48, 83, 119, 153, 190, 233
Cleveland (3) 3, 34, 67, 103, 139, 176, 217
Dallas (3) 11, 20, 42, 109, 148, 208, 209, 224
Denver (4) 25, 56, 97, 101, 200, 239
Detroit (3) 10, 41, 72, 113, 184, 223
Green Bay (4) 24, 51, 58, 89, 125, 143, 180
Houston (4) 13, 47, 73, 78, 114, 151, 188, 227
Indianapolis (3) 29, 60, 92, 129, 135, 165, 173, 202, 243
Jacksonville (3) 21, 52, 87, 123, 157, 194, 237
Kansas City (3) 15, 46, 99, 116, 147, 150, 162, 187, 199, 229, 238
Miami (2) 2, 70, 104, 138, 216
Minnesota (4) 7,18, 49, 80, 120, 154, 191, 219
New England (3) 32, 64, 100, 133, 145,170, 206, 246, 255
New Orleans (3) 16, 40, 82, 118, 152, 193, 232
NY Giants (2) 43, 74, 110, 186
NY Jets (3) 26, 57, 88, 127, 161, 198, 230, 240
Oakland (2) 38, 69, 105, 182, 185, 212, 214
Philadelphia (5) 31, 35, 63, 77, 94, 132, 146, 167, 172, 211, 245, 247, 252
Pittsburgh (3) 30, 62, 93, 131, 166, 204, 228, 244
San Diego (3) 12, 28, 61, 130, 164, 177, 242
San Francisco (3) 1, 33, 65, 102, 137, 174, 175, 205, 215, 248, 249
Seattle (4) 23, 54, 85, 98, 121, 126, 159, 196, 235, 254
St. Louis (4) 19, 50, 66, 81, 117, 134, 155, 192, 210, 231, 250, 251
Tampa Bay (4) 5, 36, 71, 91, 107, 141,144, 178, 203, 221, 225, 253
Tennessee (4) 6, 37, 68, 96, 108, 136, 142, 179, 218
Washington (2) 9, 76, 112, 183, 222

PRO DAY SCHEDULE:

*COLORADO STATE senior offensive lineman ERIK PEARS will be working out on-campus on April 13th... he had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder the week after the East-West Shrine Game... the surgery was performed by Dr. Ted Schlegel (Denver Broncos team doctor)... he will be doing the 40-yard dash, agility and possibly some positional drills... but not the bench press; prior to the injury he was recording 27-32 reps of 225 pounds... he attended the Combine medical re-check in Indianapolis last weekend, getting solid reviews from the doctors who were surprised with the improvement he has made in just the past 4-6 weeks.

VIRGINIA STATE senior defensive lineman/deep snapper NEIL PURVIS (#55) is looking to workout for scouts between now and the draft... the two previous Pro Days scheduled, both his own and the one at James Madison were canceled... it would be most ideal for teams to get his deep snap times... as he attended the Las Vegas All-Star Classic... so most of his other numbers have been recorded at some point... weighs 6020, 283 pounds... had 53 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, three sacks, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, as a senior... should nothing new be scheduled by this Saturday he will be doing a full deep-snap workout, which will be filmed, at Virginia Commonwealth's soccer fields, which is located near his campus... please contact his agent for more information.

ARIZONA STATE (April 6th) senior quarterback ANDREW WALTER will be working out on-campus for scouts on Wednesday, April 6th... former Nebraska offensive lineman RICHIE INCOGNITO, who has been training in Arizona, may also be in attendance for this workout... and Arizona State senior safety RICCARDO STEWART, who did not run the 40-yard dash at the school's first Pro Day, might also decide to workout.

TENNESSEE (April 6th) senior linebacker KEVIN BURNETT will be working out on-campus for scouts on Wednesday, April 6th... several other seniors may also be in attendance for additional workouts.

WISCONSIN (April 11th) senior safety/return man JIM LEONHARD and senior tight end TOM PACIOTTI will be working out for scouts on Monday, April 11th, starting at 1:00PM... please contact their respective agents for more information.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (April 13th) senior wide receiver/return man DAN SHELDON and senior linebacker/defensive end TRAVIS MOORE (#56) will both be working out on-campus for scouts on Wednesday, April 13th... senior offensive linemen JAKE VERSTRAETE (#66) and MATT MCGHGHY (#71) have both received additional attention, since the school's first Pro Day... please contact their respective agents for more information.

MISSOURI senior offensive tackle SCOTT PAFFRATH (#78) is currently looking for the chance to workout on-campus for scouts/coaches before the draft... played left tackle, as a senior... his current numbers are 5.26 40-time... 4.78 short shuttle... 7.59 three-cone... 26" vertical... 8'8" broad jump... 20 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6050, 290 pounds... had a severe case of strep throat leading up to the first Pro Day and lost 12 pounds... Please contact his agent for additional information.

DRAFT DAY VALUE BOARD:

Our staff will pick 1-2 guys per day who have the chance to come off the board earlier than expected through the seven rounds of the draft based on their position and the strength/weakness of that spot in this year's draft.

SOUTH CAROLINA senior linebacker MARCUS LAWRENCE is one of the players that could find himself getting called earlier than expected come draft day... at 6021, 243 pounds... he has the size several teams are searching for at SLB and also has prior experience in the middle, as well... according to one team source, he played every game after the Georgia contest, which was early September with a severely pulled groin muscle (left side), which required constant extra treatments, but he did not miss many practices and took the field every week... drawn additional interest from Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay... 3-4 teams feel he can play inside... 4-3 teams have evaluated him at both middle and strong-side... switched between both spots during the Senior Bowl practices... as a whole this draft does not have great depth at the linebacker position, which should lead to increased visibility for a guy like this... expect to see him come off the board between picks #71 and #93 of the third round, as each of the teams previously mentioned have choices during that point of the draft.

PRO DAY RESULTS: (As of April 4th):

UL-LAFAYETTE (April 1st/March 10th) senior defensive back/return man ANTWAIN SPANN (#6) has drawn a lot of "Under-the-Radar" attention... has been timed in the mid-to-high 4.4 range... very athletic... played mostly free safety as a senior, but being evaluated mostly as a cornerback... aggressive... pretty good tackler for his size... also shows some explosiveness when given the chance to return kickoffs... recorded 68 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions and nine pass breakups, as a senior... led the team with four interceptions, also returned one for a touchdown and averaged 22.2 yards on returns of those interceptions... averaged 27.2 yards per kickoff return in limited chances (four)... had six interceptions and 15 pass breakups over the past two years... scored a pair of touchdowns on turnovers... weighs 5112, 188 pounds... transferred from Mississippi Gulf Coast CC... California native.

TULANE (April 1st) senior linebacker WESLEY HEATH ran between 4.72 and 4.76 in the 40... 7.08 three-cone... his results were recorded at the school's second Pro Day.

WILLIAM PENN (April 1st) senior wide receiver EDWARD SIMMS (#88) ran between 4.52 and 4.56 in the 40... weighed in at 6030, 221 pounds... also did positional drills and caught passes... spent extra time speaking with special teams coach Danny Smith... all of his results came as part of a pre-draft workout with Washington held on Friday, April 1st.

TOLEDO (March 29th) senior wide receiver/return man LANCE MOORE ran between 4.50 and 4.54 in the 40... some had him a little faster (4.49)... 4.32 short shuttle... 7.12 three-cone... 11.98 60-yard... 39.7" vertical and 9'9" broad jump... his odd vertical jump result is because they used a device that measured the results up to tenths of an inch... so it is actually 39 7/10"... weighed in at 5091, 182 pounds... was not able to workout earlier, as he was injured in the teams bowl game... senior tight end CHRIS HOLMES ran between 5.00 and 5.02 in the 40... some had him a little slower (5.06)... 5.18 short shuttle... 8.02 three-cone... 28.2" vertical and 8'3" broad jump... weighed in at 6046, 273 pounds... very good natural size and showed good hands when given the chance the past two years... these were disappointing results, but he does some good things on film, and has room to improve as both a blocker and receiver... all times were recorded on an outdoor rubber track surface, which is considered a good running surface, while the drills were done on FieldTurf surface.

VANDERBILT (March 18th) senior running back NORVAL MCKENZIE (#9) ran between 4.50 and 4.51 in the 40... some had him faster (4.47)... 4.21 short shuttle... 6.80 three-cone... 35.5" vertical... 9'2" broad jump and also did 21 reps of 255... weighed in at 5096 and 205 pounds... had 13 carries for 80 yards at the LVAAC... showed good vision and some cut-back ability in that game... was a tough runner in the SEC the past few years; averaged 4.7 yars per carry over his entire career, as well as 4.7 yards per carry against SEC opponents.

PRIVATE VISIT & WORKOUT UPDATES:

WASHINGTON REDSKINS held a pre-draft workout for local area players late last week (April 1st) with a total of 50-plus players in attendance, including Maryland junior DE/OLB SHAWNE MERRIMAN, Maryland senior OL LOUIS LOMBARDO, Maryland senior CB DOMONIQUE FOXWORTH, Maryland senior OL C.J. BROOKS, Maryland senior RB/FB SAMMY MALDONADO, Maryland senior WR/DB CURTIS WILLIAMS, Howard senior DB RONALD BARTELL, Duke senior DB ALEX GREEN, Bowie State DT BRUCE BANKS, Bowie State DB ATCHESON CONWAY, Alabama OL DANNY MARTZ, Connecticut senior center BILLY IRWIN, Missouri senior TE VICTOR SESAY, Utah junior WR/RT STEVE SAVOY, William Penn senior WR EDWARDS SIMMS, Norfolk State senior WR/RT HOWARD GILMORE, Kent State senior WR/RT JOSHUA CRIBBS and Penn State senior QB ZACK MILLS.

ARIZONA senior linebacker KIRK JOHNSON (#25) has drawn interest from several teams that prefer quicker, smaller linebackers... ran between 4.68 and 4.72 in the 40... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.20 three-cone... 30" vertical... 9'4" broad jump and also did 18 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 6010, 225 pounds... has spent time training with former Pro Bowl safety Toby Wright... working on his coverage and ball skills.

AUBURN senior running back CARNELL WILLIAMS has a private visit scheduled with Minnesota for sometime over the next week.

CENTRAL MISSOURI senior kicker LUIS BERLANGA has received additional interest from a total of seven teams that have requested additional film on him, mostly to review his kickoffs... his private workouts have revealed impressive leg strength by the Division II All-American... he gets into his kicks quickly... very good leg swing and drives the ball... gets good lift on his field goals and has had solid hang times on his kickoffs during private workouts.

FLORIDA senior cornerback REYNALDO HILL has private visits with Atlanta, Green Bay, Jacksonville, NY Giants and Seattle, has done a few of them and the rest are scheduled for sometime over the next 7-10 days... he has already visited Indianapolis (April 3rd) and will be visiting Miami later today.

HOUSTON senior cornerback STANFORD ROUTT has a private visit with Tennessee scheduled for Monday, April 11th.

ILLINOIS senior linebacker MATT SINCLAIR has private visits scheduled with Detroit, Jacksonville and Philadelphia scheduled for sometime over the next week... already had a private visit with St. Louis... his ability to play several positions are drawing him additional late-round consideration.

IOWA senior defensive end MATT ROTH will have a private workout on-campus with Indianapolis on April 12th.

MARYLAND senior kicker NICK NOVAK had a private workout with Baltimore on Monday... will have one with Chicago later today... also attended the Washington pre-draft workout held late last week (April 1st).

MARYLAND senior deep snapper JON CONDO will have a private visit with Baltimore on Tuesday, as he will likely be snapping for his college teammate, kicker Nick Novak... also attended the Washington pre-draft workout held late last week (April 1st).

MASSACHUSETTS senior fullback RICH DEMERS had a private workout with New England on Monday... ran between 4.62 and 4.68 in the 40... weighed in at 6004, 252 pounds... all times were run on an outdoor turf surface that was slick/wet from the past few days of rain, so he did not do any shuttle or agility drills... also did a full positional workout... later went inside and did 34 reps of 225 pounds; did 36, but two were disallowed... will also have a private workout on-campus with Indianapolis on Friday, April 8th.

MISSOURI junior running back DAMIEN NASH has private visits with Kansas City, San Francisco, Seattle and Tennessee scheduled for sometime over the next week.

MORHEAD STATE senior cornerback CHARLIE BYRD has received additional interest from Chicago and Cincinnati.

Former NEBRASKA offensive lineman RICHIE INCOGNITO had a private workout with Chicago on Friday, April 1st.

NEW MEXICO STATE senior safety DOMINIQUE JACOBS (#3) has been drawing additional interest since his Pro Day... ran between 4.58 and 4.62 in the 40... 4.20 short shuttle... 7.10 three-cone... 35" vertical... 9'6" broad jump and also did 17 reps of 225 pounds... weighs 5106, 195 pounds... tough, aggressive SS who also shows a nose for the football... stepped up his game, as a senior... shows some good special teams potential, as well.

OKLAHOMA senior offensive tackle JAMMAL BROWN has a private visit with Tennessee scheduled for later this week.

SOUTH CAROLINA junior wide receiver TROY WILLIAMSON will have made a total of nine private visits by time the next week or so is complete... one interesting note is that Minnesota has decided not to bring him in, although they are a team that has kept very close tabs on him throughout this process.

SOUTH CAROLINA senior defensive tackle DARRELL SHROPSHIRE has been getting a lot of attention, as he is one of a only a handful of interior defenders with the potential to play either DT or NT in the league... if there is an early run than expected on defensive tackles he could slip into the late third-round if not will be a high "Day Two" selection.

SOUTH CAROLINA senior safety/linebacker ROD WILSON has a private visit scheduled with Chicago... Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay are also showing him added attention... some teams are looking at him as a possible conversion to OLB... has good special teams ability and the potential to develop as a nickel 'backer.

SOUTH CAROLINA senior safety JAMACIA JACKSON has been drawing a lot of attention since his Pro Day... a total of eight teams have requested additional film and/or information on him... he was recognized as one of the top prospects at this year's Las Vegas All-Star Classic.

SOUTH CAROLINA senior defensive lineman JASON CAPERS has received additional attention from Carolina, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City and Tennessee... has some potential to play both DE and DT in the league... good body type for the pros... more of a strong-side DE... but could continue to bulk up towards the 300-pound mark in a pro strength and conditioning program.

SOUTH CAROLINA senior defensive back TAQIY MUHAMMAD has drawn additional attention from Cincinnati, Dallas, Green Bay and San Diego... former wide receiver who played mostly on the defensive side of the ball the past two seasons... good special teams guy, as well... currently seen as a quality PFA.

SOUTH FLORIDA senior running back/fullback CLENTON CROSSLEY had a private workout with Tampa Bay yesterday.

TEXAS senior running back CEDRIC BENSON has private visits scheduled with Chicago and Tennessee for sometime over the next week... and had a private visit with Tamp Bay late last week (April 1) that included head coach Jon Gruden, GM Bruce Allen and several other members of the Buccaneers staff.

TEXAS senior linebacker DERRICK JOHNSON has private visits scheduled with Carolina and Kansas City for sometime over the next week... and had a private visit with Houston late last week (April 1-2).

UL-LAFAYETTE senior safety CEANDRIS BROWN has private visits with Cincinnati and Green Bay scheduled for sometime over the next week.

UL-LAFAYETTE senior defensive back/return man ANTWAIN SPANN has a private visit with Indianapolis scheduled for sometime over the next week.

USC wide receiver MIKE WILLIAMS has a private visit with Detroit scheduled for sometime over the next week.

VANDERBILT senior wide receiver BRANDON SMITH will have a private workout on-campus with NY Giants on Thursday, April 7th... a number of teams have gone back to watch additional tape on him since he ran 4.36/4.40 in the 40 at Tulane's Pro Day and then ran similar times at his own Pro Day.

WEST VIRGINIA junior cornerback/return man ADAM "PACMAN" JONES met with Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in March, which was a similar deal to coming down for a private visit.

WINONA STATE senior quarterback BRIAN WROBEL has received additional attention from Green Bay in recent weeks.

WISCONSIN-LACROSSE senior linebacker DUSTIN POWELL has received additional information from Miami, NY Jets and New England, since his Pro Day... while most are evaluating him at outside linebacker... there has also been some talk of taking a look at him back at safety, since he ran between 4.44 and 4.48 at his Pro Day... Powell is on-campus, and available to workout anytime before the draft, please contact his agent for additional information.

UPDATED TEAM NEEDS (As of 4/5/05):
(On this list (RT) represents return man)

NFL TEAM NEEDS (As of 4/05/05)

Arizona Cardinals
RB, CB, TE, DL, OG, S

Atlanta Falcons
OT, OLB, WR, DL, S, TE

Baltimore Ravens
DL, OG, WR, LB, CB, OL

Buffalo Bills
DT, OL, CB, RB, K, FS

Carolina Panthers
WR, OLB, OL, FS, TE, RB

Chicago Bears
WR, RB, DT, TE, QB, K, S

Cincinnati Bengals
DL, CB, OC, ILB, SS, WR

Cleveland Browns
OT, RB, DL, WR, QB, P

Dallas Cowboys
OLB//DE, S, OL, WR, LB, RB

Denver Broncos
CB, QB, WR, OLB, OL, P

Detroit Lions
DE, CB, OL, LB, DT, K

Green Bay Packers
OL, DE, LB, S, QB, TE

Houston Texans
OT, CB, DL, RB, WR, LB

Indianapolis Colts
CB, DT, OL, S, LB, RB

Jacksonville Jaguars
CB, OT, DL, WR, OLB, RT

Kansas City Chiefs
CB, DE, WR, QB, OLB, P

Miami Dolphins
RB, WR, NT, QB, CB, OT

Minnesota Vikings
WR, OL, RB, K, DL, TE

New England Patriots
LB, WR, S, OG, QB, RT

New Orleans Saints
OLB, DT, OL, WR, QB, K

New York Giants
WR, RB, FS, DE, OL, FB

New York Jets
CB, TE, RB, OT, DT, K

Oakland Raiders
OLB, NT, SS, OG, CB, RT

Philadelphia Eagles
DL, OLB, RB, OL, TE, WR

Pittsburgh Steelers
OT, CB, TE, WR, DL, LB

San Diego Chargers
OT, WR, RT, DL, CB, LB

San Francisco 49'ers
QB, WR, DL, RB, CB, RT

Seattle Seahawks
DE, OL, LB, CB, WR, RB

St. Louis Rams
OT, CB, DE, S, TE, P

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
RB, WR, DL, TE, QB, S

Tennessee Titans
CB, OT, WR, RB, K, RT

Washington Redskins
CB, DL, TE, LB, WR, OG

COMPANY NEWS:

*Be sure to listen to Sporting News Radio's Draft Day coverage, featuring former NFL lineman and Fox Sports analyst Brian Baldinger, hosts Bob Shelton, Bob Berger, analyst Jim Sabo and Next Level Scouting's own John Murphy.

*Be sure to listen to ESPN (Florida) radio's Thursday night program (7-9pm) leading up to the NFL Draft featuring Orlando Alzugaray.

*Be sure to listen to Sirius' NFL Radio program each day leading up to April's NFL Draft.

*Special thanks to Carlos Holmes, Josh Buchanan, who have been helping to cover and record results from several of their regionally accessible Pro Days over the past few weeks.

*Next Level Scouting Staff members Justin Van Fulpen, Dean Zarafonetis, Matt Jansen and Jared Van Fulpen also contributed to previous reports.

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