Here is what Marino thinks about him: "Didn't think he adjusted well on the move as a lead blocker. Very much a straight-line player. He is a tough, willing player, but I just don't think he has the movement. No receptions as a college player."
LB Ali Highsmith
Here is Marino's take on Highsmith: "A highly productive college football player who was short in stature, did not run well and was slow to react at times. Not impressive from an athletic standpoint, but you have to give him his due (made big plays at critical times). Not a take-on guy, but effectively slipped blocks and got to the ball inside. Secured well as a tackler. Coverage skills marginal (limited depth with questionable route recognition and reactions). Not athletic enough for "Will" backer."
FS Dennis Keyes
Marino had this to say about Keyes: "Good athlete with good size, feet, body control and the ability to change direction. I liked his range and ability to makes plays on the ball. Anticipated well and gets himself into the throwing lanes. Was UCLA's leading tackler in '07, but wasn't a consistent wrap-up tackler in my opinion (missed far too many in the open field). My biggest concern was his lack of long speed. Has a lot of positive attributes and should factor as a backup at free safety."
Keilen Dykes, DT, West Virginia– Arizona would appear to be set with Gabe Watson and Alan Branch at nose tackle. However, the staple of the offseason is competition, which is something that Dykes can provide. With his powerful build and low center of gravity, he could compete for a place on the practice squad.
Here's how Marino sees him: "A very tough, strong nose who was a very effective run-stopper. Plays very hard, is unselfish and was a consistent performer. Could also play a three technique. Is a run-stopper who had a good feel for blocks and restricted the "A" gap. Has adequate range, but needs to protect his lower half more effectively. Marginal pass-rusher who showed limited counter skills. Blue-collar player who will contribute to winning football games. Round 4-5 value."
Click here to read Part I of this series, featuring CB Marcus Brown, OT Peter Clifford, OT Thaddeus Coleman, DE Jason Banks and DT Bryan Robinson.