Using these rankings
, here's my list of 6-7th rounders - UDFA players that I'd like to bring in with all of our comp picks:
- think he goes higher than 7th round, but currently only the 231st ranked prospect in the draft. Could be a great
developmental 34 end with his freakish height. Surprisingly quick and coordinated for his size (6'8 #300+).
- good looking corner prospect. Very underrated, with good fluidity, instincts, and physicality. Average height, but good bulk, strength, and speed. Played against lower competition, but is technically sound.
- again, I think he goes higher, but an absolute steal at this point. Originally a DE, but played ILB at Texas vs Nation, and could offer great versatility. High effort guy; a really impressive player eerily reminiscent of Bruschi.
- fantastic blocker. A few injury concerns. May not be the best athlete in the world and wouldn't catch a lot of passes--could be a tip-off on running formations. Nonetheless, blocks like a third tackle.
- played next to Cody on the Alabama line, and always caught my eye when I scouted the big guy. Extremely stout against the run, and that was before he added 20 pounds for the combine. Good developmental 34 end who actually played the position in college.
- Ray Rice clone. My favorite prospect on this list, by far, Karim reminds me of Rice and MJD. He's short (5'8 or 5'9, depending on who you believe) but at #210 is very thickly built and has impressive power. Reportedly running in the 4.3s and jumping over 40 inches in the vertical while testing for his pro day. Great vision, instant acceleration, good hands, etc. He gives effort as a blocker, but needs to refine his technique. Perfect Faulk understudy.
- huge small-school OT with quick feet and shocking athleticism for a big guy. Not generating a lot of hype, which coupled with his transfer from a major program makes me a bit wary, but all the physical tools are there for him to be a franchise left tackle.
- Julian Edelman clone, but with better throwing skills. Amazing stats. For the record, I called Edelman in the seventh last year. It was definitely a blind squirrel sort of situation.
- Clay Matthews' brother, Kevin is a solid center/guard developmental prospect. Might lack a little athleticism, but is very sound and has great football bloodlines.
- can never have too many big men on the line. He's a massive nose-tackle and a likely PS candidate. Let's keep the pipeline going.
- really underrated directional punter. Never had a punt blocked. Drops an inordinate amount of kicks inside the 10, and often times kicks so his coverage arrives exactly when the ball does.
- what's up with LSU running backs? Poor guys can't stay healthy. Regardless, Williams is a versatile runner/blocker/receiver who runs hard and has fantastic agility for a big back, though he lacks top-end speed.
- drug issues got him kicked off the Tennessee team, but he appears to have owned up to his mistakes and turned things around. Extremely fast (timed in the 4.2s at school and all star games), and appears to have return and receiving skills.
Wow, that's a long list. I think I'll stop here and go do something productive. I get way too involved in the draft.