TyBull Posted April 29, 2008 Group: Member Topic Count: 0 Content Count: 6,900 Reputation: 102 Days Won: 0 Joined: 11/01/2002 Share Posted April 29, 2008 http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=802409The NFL Draft has come and gone. There were 252 selections over the two-day period, but several college standouts never heard their names called. In fact, one could put together a solid team from among the players who weren't drafted over the weekend. So, we did just that. Here's a look: OFFENSE QB Paul Smith, TulsaHe's undersized (6 feet 1), but he threw for 5,065 yards and 47 touchdowns as a senior. He also ran for 13 TDs. RB Yvenson Bernard , Oregon StateHe was an ultra-productive back for the Beavers, but a lack of size and breakaway speed kept him from being drafted. RB Dantrell Savage , Oklahoma StateHe's a burner with big-play potential, but he lacks size and strength. WR Davone Bess , HawaiiDespite posting huge numbers with the Warriors, he's considered a "system" receiver. His lack of elite speed hurts, as well. WR Adarius Bowman , Oklahoma StateHe was productive on the field, but had a horrible postseason, including an awful performance at the Combine. His latest off-the-field issue clearly was the last straw. TE Dorien Bryant , PurdueLike Bess, he's considered a "system" receiver. He lacks size and doesn't possess breakaway speed. OT Pedro Sosa , RutgersHe's a bit undersized (6-4/300) to play tackle in the pros (he might get a shot at guard). Sosa also has been bothered by injuries and had knee surgery in March. OT Eric Young , TennesseeYoung is another who may be a bit undersized (6-4/308) for tackle in the NFL, and he could get a free-agent shot at guard. His biggest problem is showing he's over a severe leg injury that caused him to miss more than half of the 2007 season. OG Robert Felton , ArkansasHe's a powerful run blocker, but he's not all that athletic and needs help in pass-blocking. On the plus side, he has played all five line positions. That versatility will help him stick as a free agent. OG Adam Kraus , MichiganA two-time All-Big Ten player and a three-year starter, but he was overrated a bit in college. He needs to add bulk and strength. He isn't all that athletic. OC Fernando Velasco , GeorgiaWas the leader of a young Bulldogs offensive line last season, a line that helped paved the way to an 11-win season. But he's considered a raw prospect at center, and his lack of athleticism doesn't help, either. K Art Carmody , LouisvilleExtremely accurate but lacks a strong leg. Probably wouldn't be used to kick off in the NFL. DEFENSE DE Bryan Mattison , IowaHe was a three-year starter for a solid defense in the Big Ten, but though he has a great motor and is productive, he might be a half-step slow and lacks ideal size (a bit under 6-3). DT Eric Foster , RutgersA second-team All-American as a senior, his lack of height (he's 6-2) is a big concern whether he stays at tackle or moves outside to end. DE Darrell Robertson , Georgia TechIt's surprising he wasn't drafted. He has good quickness and can run sideline-to-sideline, but he's a bit small (245 pounds) and can be overpowered when teams run right at him. LB Vince Hall , Virginia TechA solid player who has good instincts, a great motor and packs a wallop. But he's undersized and doesn't run all that well. LB Erin Henderson , MarylandExtremely productive with good size. He's aggressive and plays with a mean streak. But he's considered a half-step slow, isn't a great athlete and has had injury problems. LB Ali Highsmith , LSUA three-year starter for some mighty fine defenses, Highsmith plays hard and can move. But he's too short for some teams, has trouble shedding blocks and isn't that instinctive. LB J Leman , IllinoisProductive four-year player for the Illini and a great team leader. Has adequate size, too. But he lacks speed, isn't a great athlete and has suspect coverage skills. CB Marcus Walker , OklahomaPlayed a lot of football for the Sooners and has good size and speed. But he has poor hands and lacks instincts. CB Jonathan Zenon, LSUZenon produced as a Tiger and has good size and other attributes. Alas, the one attribute he's missing is speed. Still, he could stick as a dime back and/or a special-teams player. S Marcus Griffin, TexasThe first-team All-Big 12 honoree was productive for the Longhorns but he lacks ideal size (he's a shade under 6-0), doesn't have great speed and isn't all that athletic. S Jamie Silva, Boston CollegeHe was superb as a senior, earning numerous All-America honors, but he's slow and isn't a great athlete. P Brett Kern , Toledo He was second in the nation as a senior, averaging 46.1 yards per boot. The only knock may be that he was inconsistent before 2007 RESERVES QB: Sam Keller, Nebraska; Anthony Morelli, Penn State RB: Anthony Alridge, Houston; Rafael Little, Kentucky; Tony Temple, Missouri WR: Todd Blythe, Iowa State; Ryan Grice-Mullen, Hawaii; DJ Hall, Alabama; Maurice Purify, Nebraska; Darius Reynaud, West Virginia; Jason Rivers, Hawaii OL: Andrew Crummey, Maryland; Drew Miller, Florida; Drew Radovich, USC; Matt Spanos, USC; Shannon Tevaga, UCLA DL: Tommy Blake, TCU; Johnny Dingle, West Virginia; Keilen Dykes, West Virginia; Wallace Gilberry, Alabama; Derek Lokey, Texas; Chase Ortiz, TCU LB: Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Boston College; Gary Guyton, Georgia Tech; Ben Moffitt, USF; Lamar Myles, Louisville; Wesley Woodyard, Kentucky CB: Simeon Castille, Alabama; Michael Grant, Arkansas S: Jamar Adams, Michigan; Jonathan Hefney, Tennessee; Dennis Keyes, UCLA; David Roach, TCU K: Alexis Serna, Oregon State P: Andrew Larson, California Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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