'07 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Top 25

Scouting is a twelve month process with minimal time off. Though the college season is still two months away and the 2007 draft another ten months in the offing, here's a quick breakdown on the top 25 draft eligible prospects.

1-Brady Quinn/QB/Notre Dame:  NFL style passer showing great progress the past two seasons.  Offers tremendous physical skills and learning the pro-system deal under Irish coach Charlie Weiss.  

2- Adrian Peterson*/RB/Oklahoma: Productive ball carrier offering a great combination of power, instincts and style.  Top five selection next April if he stays healthy and declares for the draft.

3- Calvin Johnson*/WR/Georgia Tech: Powerful receiver with natural pass catching skills.  A great red-zone threat who possesses tremendous size and soft hands. 

4-Ted Ginn Jr*/WR/Ohio St: Game breaking receiver who also impacts the game as a return specialist.  Reminds people of former Buckeye Joey Galloway. 

5- Brian Brohm*/QB/Louisville:  Large pocket passer with the physical skills and mental make-up to start in the NFL.  Needs time to complete his game but a high pick in the future. 

6- Quentin Moses/DE/Georgia: Speedy edge rusher who terrorizes quarterbacks off the corner.  Classic 4-3 right defensive end. 

7- Michael Bush/RB/Louisville: Big interior ball-carrier who offers the skills to be a feature runner at the next level.  Effective in the open field while also offering the skills to be a goal-line/short yardage back. 

8- Joe Thomas/T/Wisconsin: Effective pass blocking left tackle coming off a serious knee injury.  A possible top 15 selection in last April's draft had he not suffered the injury and opted for the NFL. 

9- Gaines Adams/DE/Clemson:  Terrific pass rusher who flashes ability dropped off the line in space.  Has potential as a conventional defensive end or rush linebacker in a 3-4 defense. 

10- LaRon Landry/S/LSU: Complete defensive back forceful against the run and effective in coverage.  Sized well and a potential top 15 choice. 

11- Jeff Samardzija/WR/Notre Dame:  King sized receiver whose game is on the upswing.  Controls the game while also breaking is open.  Also has a career in professional baseball. 

12- Leon Hall/CB/Michigan:  Shut down corner who makes a lot of plays on the ball.  Offers immediate starting potential at the next level. 

13- Justin Blalock/T/Texas:  Classic right tackle with a great degree of athleticism.  Dominant blocker who destroys opponents, never giving up an inch of room. 

14- LaMarr Woodley/DE/Michigan:  Explosive defender effective in a three point stance or standing up over tackle.  Makes a lot of plays up the field rushing the passer as well as out to the sidelines in run defense.  

15- Sidney Rice*/WR/South Carolina: Game breaking receiver slowly developing a complete game.  Benefits under Steve Spurrier's offensive system yet a legitimate big time prospect.

16- Drew Stanton/QB/Michigan State: Strong-armed passer who effectively commands the Spartans west coast offense.  Offers potential in several different systems and could make a move up draft boards.

17- Darrelle Revis*/CB/Pittsburgh: Nice sized corner who shuts down opponents on the college level.  Offers great upside and a player to watch.

18- Jason Hill/WR/Washington State: Game controlling pass catcher with a solid combination of size and speed.  The "go-to guy" defenses cannot stop.

19- Frank Okam*/DT/Texas:  Large run stuffer on the inside who commands double teams yet holds the point.  Classic defensive tackle who'll also be given consideration on the nose.

20- Antoine Cason*/CB/Arizona: Dynamite cornerback with great upside.  Needs to complete his game but potentially a top-twelve pick in '07.

21- H.B. Blades/OLB/Pittsburgh: Versatile linebacker with great bloodlines.  Not flashy rather efficient and very productive. 

22- Marshawn Lynch*/RB/California: Explosive ball carrier coming off a breakout season.  Lacks the classic size yet a versatile skill player who can be used in several different roles.

23- Brandon Meriweather/S/Miami-Fl: True centerfield prospect with potential at cornerback.  Lacks top safety size yet offers solid cover skills and a three down player at his position.

24- Dwayne Jarrett*/WR/USC: Matt Leinart's favorite target the past two seasons.  Possesses great size and even better natural receiving skills.  Fast forty-times could push him into the top 15 next April should he jump to the NFL.

25- Justin Harrell/DT/TennesseeA silent killer and unheralded defensive lineman.  A steady force for the Volunteers the past three years and offers first round potential.

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