04-08-2009, 09:13 PM
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4/8 National Football Post Top 100
NFP has their latest top 100 list out. Some interesting picks:
11 - Sean Smith, CB/FS: "Exhibits impressive body control and footwork for a man his size; has the versatility to play corner and safety at the next level." The highest I have seen anyone rank Smith.
12 - Robert Ayers, DE: "As NFL ready as any prospect in the draft."
17 - Jarron Gilbert, DE/DT: "Has the strength, burst and length to play all over the defensive line." Quite high for Gilbert (compare to #58 for NFLdraftscout).
19 - Brian Orapko, DE: "A physically gifted defensive end, but he doesnít play as strong as his weight-room numbers indicate." Lower than most have Orapko.
20 - Alphonso Smith, CB: "Plays with great balance and always puts himself in position to make plays." This seems high for Smith right now.
25 - Tyson Jackson, DE: "Has the power and length to make a seamless transition to the five-technique defensive end position."
26 - Connor Barwin, DE/OLB/TE: "Itís scary to think how good this kid could be if he specialized at one position."
27 - Clay Matthews, OLB: "Displays the athleticism and fluidity to play three downs in the NFL."
28 - William Beatty, OT: "A graceful left tackle who displays good length and hand placement on the outside."
29 - Rey Maualuga, ILB: "Did a nice job at his pro day, running in the 4.7 range and showcasing better than anticipated athleticism."
35 - Darius Butler, CB: "Isnít afraid to stick his head in vs. the run and displays natural cover skills."
42 - Larry English, OLB: "Looks like a pass-rushing 3-4 OLB to me." I tend to disagree and see him more as a DE.
52 - William Moore, S: "Finally looks to be regaining his junior form after an injury-plagued senior season."
55 - Donald Brown, RB: "Needs to become more patient but displays impressive power and burst between the tackles." This seems low for Brown.
65 - Chip Vaughn, SS: "Displays an impressive frame and has the range and physicality to develop into a starter."
67 - Josh Freeman, QB: "Exhibits a rare skill set for the position but needs considerable time to develop."
78 - Clint Sintim, OLB: "A pass-rushing OLB who is ready to contribute from day one."
79 - Patrick Chung, SS: "Relies on his instincts and savvy rather than his pure athleticism." Seems a bit low.
100 - Louis Delmas, FS: "A bit overrated because of a weak safety class, but the physical tools are there." Low compared to others.
It's interesting to compare Bunting's list with Gil Brandt's recent rankings and NFLdraftscout's rankings.
56 - Eric Wood, C: "A physical center who loves to maul defenders in the run game."
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