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Under-rated Seniors comming out...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Pack93z, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

    Aug 1, 2005
    Remember three names from this list come draft day and the hopla before the draft. But most importantly, remember there names in the next couple of seasons to come.

    First Josh Johnson.. In my opinion, the more I watch him the more I see Randall Cunnigham type QB.. Johnson doesn't like to run as much but the way they play the game, the skills they have.. don't be surprised if this kid is one of the steals of this draft.. # 1 on this list. If you get a chance.. check out some footage of this kid.. impressive indeed.

    Second is specifically for the Packers.. Robert Felton, if they choose to stay in the ZBS, this kid would fit into the system like a tailor made glove, below is about the best description I have seen to date about this kid.. seriously sound blocker and very agile.

    Third, somehow I hope he sneaks in the Packers draft class, I think he will be a late day one or early day two pick.. Derek Fine.. Not much of a blocker at this point which will decrease his value, but in the passing game this kid could give us a guy that knows how to use the underneath routes and is a big target with James Jones like hands.. that would be a nice late addition at TE.


    Top 20 Underrated Seniors

    Every year there are college players who fall between the cracks during the NFL draft process, but somehow come out of nowhere to make a significant impact for an NFL team. This is my top 20 underrated prospects list who wont be a high pick in April’s upcoming draft, but still have the intangibles to make it on to an NFL roster and produce for an NFL team.

    1. Josh Johnson- Quarterback, San Diego (6’3, 200)

    A very natural field general who gets rid of the ball quickly and is an efficient decision-maker. Has the athletic ability to make plays with his legs. Possesses good arm strength and is accurate from both the pocket and on the move. Has the mental makeup and physical tools to really move up the draft boards, possibly into the first day come draft time.

    2. Jason Rivers- Wide Receiver, Hawaii (6’2, 195)

    A big target who does well getting in and out of routes quickly. Has a great feeling in the passing game and uses his big body to shield defenders from the ball. Has the frame and athletic ability to line up outside and would be an ideal fit as a third down guy who can catch the ball in traffic and keep the chains moving.

    3. Robert Felton- Guard, Arkansas (6’4, 312)

    A very athletic guard who fires out of his stance and has the speed and athletic ability to pull and reach block. Has done a fantastic job all year getting to the second level and sealing off a moving target. Darren McFadden is very grateful for this man and Felton would be a great fit in a zone-blocking scheme where his athletic ability and body control would be used best.

    4. James McClinton-Defensive Tackle, Kansas (6’0, 290)

    A short, stout penetrating tackle with an explosive first step and a nice array of pass rush moves. Plays low, with very good leverage and does a good job getting under the pads and driving his legs through contact. Lacks the size and strength to hold up as a starter, but as a pass rush specialist in a three man would give him the best chance to be very successful.

    5. Jeremy Zuttah- Offensive Tackle, Rutgers (6’3, 300)

    A quick and nimble tackle with good change of direction skills and can mirror defensive ends in pass protection. Very effective on the move can pull and eliminate defenders at the second level, has the body control to reach and cut down a moving target. Doesn’t project well at tackle in the NFL but his quick feet and body control are hard to ignore, could find his niche inside or be a versatile backup anywhere on the O-line.

    6. D.J. Wolf -Strong Safety, Oklahoma (5’11, 205)

    A instinctive force in the run game who takes good angles to the ball carrier and does a good job wrapping up as a tackler. Has a good burst and really explodes well out of breaks. Closes quickly in pass coverage and has the body control to make a play while the ball is in the air. Has the tools to develop into a starting NFL safety with improved ball skills.
    7. Clint Avril- Defensive End, Purdue (6’3, 250)

    A hybrid 3-4 DE/OLB, who plays with good leverage and power at the point of attack for a man his size. Has an excellent first step of the snap and can reach the corner consistently. Needs to learn the nuances of the position and work on his awareness off the snap, but has the physical tools to consistently get pressure on the Quarterback from the outside.

    8. Doug Legursky- Center, Marshall (6’3, 312)

    A thick instinctive center who understands angles and has the body control to get in position and seal off blockers. Has the feet to slide well in pass protection and can adjust and reset quickly toward blitzing linebacker. His instincts and awareness really stick out on tape, and he has the body control and coordination give him a chance to play on Sunday.

    9. Darius Reynaud- Wide Receiver, West Virginia (5’10, 205)

    An explosive athlete with rare change of direction skills and is excellent after the catch. Has great body control and can really separate in and out of breaks. Has the straight-line speed to be a very good vertical threat in the NFL. His combination of size, speed and quickness make him a perfect fit as a third receiver in the NFL in the slot.

    10. Bryan Mattison- Defensive End, Iowa (6’3, 260)

    A blue collar, base defensive end that uses his hands well to get off blocks and has a motor that never quits. Very technically sound, plays with a low base and is strong at the point of attack. Has an array of pass rush moves and counters well when his initial move is stopped. A hard working guy, who is tough to bet against, will find his way into the field somehow in the NFL. His lunch pail mentality, and nonstop motor reminds some of former Hawkeye defensive end, Aaron Kampman.

    Mathew Harper- Free Safety, Oregon (6’0, 185)

    A fearless safety who has good instincts and takes good angles on his way to the ball. A sound tackler who does a good job disengaging ball from man in coverage. Shows good confidence when the ball is in the air and has the concentration and coordination to break up the pass. Will need to add some bulk to his frame, but his combination of controlled aggression gives him a chance to make it to Sundays.

    12. Jerome Felton -Fullback, Furman (6'0, 246)

    A thickly built fullback who doesn't go down on first contact. Demonstrates soft hands as a receiver. Shows strong leg drive and range as a lead blocker. Has good quickness in short areas to hit a moving target and can also reach and seal off the edge when leading his back to the corner. Could definitely find his way as a starter at the next level as a west coast fullback.

    13. Nelson Coleman- Inside Linebacker, Tulsa (6’2, 235)

    A plugger inside, that shows good instincts and the ability to read and react quickly. Rarely takes a false step and is always flowing toward the ball. Has a strong compact frame and the ability to be stout at the point and shed blocks quickly. Could find his way as a first and second down guy in the NFL and special teams ace.

    14. Derek Fine- Tight End, Kansas (6’3, 245)

    A wide receiver stuck in a tight ends body, Fine showcases excellent body control and good quickness in and out of his cuts. A very polished receiver who has the body control to pluck the ball at its highest point and make tough catches in traffic. Has the ability to line up as a tight end, split out in the slot or as an H-back to offer a lot of mismatch problems for defenses in the NFL.

    15. Trey Brown- Cornerback, UCLA (5’9, 190)

    An undersized instinctive corner with a quick compact back-peddle and good lateral mobility. Has the ability to line up in bump coverage, delivers a strong punch for a man his size and doesn’t allow receivers to gain inside position. Has the physical makeup to be a teams 3rd or 4th corner lined up in the slot.

    16. Andre Callender- Running Back, Boston College (5’11, 195)

    A smooth cutback runner with good foot quickness and the ability to make the first man miss at the line. Shows good concentration out of the back field and is very polished receiver, who can make things happen in the open field. Lacks the size and speed to be an every down back, but his ability to provide mismatches out of the backfield as a receiver will give him a chance as a solid third down back.

    17. Michael Grant- Free Safety, Arkansas (5’11, 198)

    A fluid cover man who finally found his niche this year at safety after moving from his cornerback spot. Showcases a nice low back pedal and shows a nice burst breaking on the ball. Shows nice range as a center fielder and has the instincts and coordination to go up and make a play on the ball while it’s in the air. Plays with good strength and lateral mobility, needs to polish some rough edges but with time could end up as a starter on Sundays.

    18. Jehuu Caukrick- Fullback, Michigan State (6’1, 250)

    A very gifted athlete for his size, posses a nice combination of power and agility when he is carrying the rock. Runs with good leverage and pad level, strong massive legs drive through contact and he finishes every run. A hard working blue collar guy from Liberia who needs to improve as a lead blocker, but as a short yardage and power back Caukrick will fit the bill.

    19. Josh Thompson- Defensive Tackle, Aubrun (6’0, 300)

    A short, plugger who plays with a low stance and good leverage. Has very good instincts and gets off the snap quickly. Does a good job getting under the pads and holding the point. Displays an excellent motor to make plays down the field and is always working hard in pursuit. A rotational guy at the next level who reminds some of former SEC defensive tackle, LSU’s Kyle Williams.

    20. Nick Larkin-Defensive End, Boston College (6’4, 255)

    A smart instinctive guy that gets off the snap quickly and has good upper body strength to fight through blocks. Displays a good motor that only seems to get stronger when he sees the double team. Good hand placement on blockers and disengages quickly. Another effort guy, that will lineup anywhere and fight till the whistle for a shot to play in the NFL.

    Scouting by Wes Bunting
  2. BangTheDrum

    BangTheDrum Cheesehead

    May 7, 2007
    Hell yes Derek Fine... That was a good read

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