If you haven’t heard of Arizona State junior linebacker Vontaze Burfict yet, do some homework. This guy will be a force to be reckoned with when he finally enters the NFL ranks.
Coming out of high school, he was the No. 1 ranked middle linebacker in the nation. He is the highest ranked high school player to ever sign a letter of intent to play football for ASU.
The first thing that grabs you by the throat about Burfict is how ferocious of a competitor he is. Whenever he’s on the field, you can tell where he is simply by the smoke billowing out of his ears and nostrils. The monster inside of him wreaks havoc in ways most players can only dream of when he plays under control. When a ball-carrier finds himself face to face with Burfict, the end result is something similar to a train Keep Reading…
QB—Nick Foles—Senior—6’5”, 240 lbs.—Big, strong-armed quarterback who can make all the NFL throws. Has some mobility and decision making issues. WR—Juron Criner—Senior—6’4”, 215 lbs.—Unbelievable size/speed combo, Criner will be one of the best receivers in the country in 2011. CB—Trevin Wade—Senior—5’11”, 192 lbs.—Good size and great ball skills, Wade has already piled up 10 interceptions in his career, and returned 2 for touchdowns. RB—Keola Antolin—Senior—5’8”, 195 lbs.—Antolin should see more carries after the graduation of Nic Grigsby. He’s small but has great speed and elusiveness.
CB—Omar Bolden—Senior—5’10”, 195 lbs.—Dual-threat corner and kick returner. Bolden is an experienced, well-rounded player. He missed almost all of 2009 with a knee injury DE—James Brooks—Senior—6’5”, 279 lbs.—Excellent size and athleticism, Brooks needs to have a breakout senior season after producing just average numbers thus far in this career. DE—Jamaar Jarrett—Senior—6’5”, 260 lbs.—Another end with great size, Jarrett was an honorable Keep Reading…
Position: OG School: Villanova Height: 6’3 5/8" Weight: 317 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 5.20 All-Star Game: None Team Captain: No Draft Projection: 2nd – 3rd Round
Despite starting four years at left tackle, Ijalana is viewed as a project along the offensive line. Ijalana will likely be drafted to play either right tackle or guard, and will find his success as a road grading lineman regardless of which position he plays. His strength and run blocking abilities make him one of the draft’s best power linemen. Despite not projecting to left tackle, Ijalana could be drafted as early as the 2nd round. The former Wildcat would was unable to participate, and possibly raise his stock, in both the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine due to a hernia. If he is able to improve on a few technical flaws, Ijalana could become a Keep Reading…
Position: WR School: Miami Height: 6’1 1/2" Weight: 209 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.43 All-Star Game: Senior Bowl Team Captain: 2010 Draft Projection: 2nd Round
Leonard Hankerson finally lived up to his potential as a senior after being a highly touted recruit out of high school. With an excellent size/speed ratio, Hankerson began his ascent on draft boards after a fairly dominating Senior Bowl week, culminating with 5 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown in the game. He possesses great leaping ability and the ability to make the amazing catch. A hard worker, Hankerson has worked diligently to improve his game and has gotten better every single year. NFL teams will love his make-up as he is a high character and mature player who was voted a team captain in 2010. He should be drafted somewhere in the second round and Keep Reading…
Position: DT School: Iowa Height: 6’3 3/4" Weight: 283 lbs Class: Senior 40 time: 4.75 All-Star Game: Senior Bowl (invite only) Team Captain: No Draft Projection: Late 2nd Round
A high-upside prospect with impressive physical tools, Christian Ballard appears to have only begun to scratch the surface of his potential. Because he was given the task at Iowa of oscillating between defensive end and tackle, he was never able to master either position. However, he showed plenty of explosiveness lining up at both spots. As a result, the team that drafts Ballard will have to decide how they want to mold the still-developing defensive lineman: he could continue to drop weight and become an effective three down 4-3 base end, bulk up and turn into a super-quick three technique, or improve his strength in order to becomes a solid 3-4 defensive end. Alternatively, Keep Reading…