Blount had a solid Senior Bowl week, but failed to display the speed scouts wanted to see from him at the Scouting Combine. He’s a very talented player, but his off the field troubles are well documented, and it ultimately cost him a chance of living a life long dream of being drafted.
2. Jeremy Williams, WR, Tulane (signed with Chargers)
A smooth wide receiver that runs crisp routes and possesses strong hands, Williams disappointed scouts at the Scouting Combine when he ran a 4.59 in the 40. He improved his time to a 4.48 at his Pro Day, but teams wondered if his production at Tulane was inflated because of the competition he faced.
A massive offensive lineman who can maul the opposition at the line, Black’s mobility and conditioning were a concern, and resulted in him being undrafted. He has talent and could find himself on an NFL roster this season.
Brown had an impressive offseason and demonstrated a strong arm and athleticism at the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine. And, it’s interesting that he didn’t hear his name called on draft day. The word is that Brown didn’t interview well, and teams were concerned with his maturity.
5. Shay Hodge, WR, Mississippi (signed with 49ers)
A big, physical wide receiver, who runs crisp routes and possesses strong hands, Hodge had an impressive Senior Bowl week, but didn’t show the straight-line speed scouts wanted to see this offseason. He was timed at a 4.62 in the 40 at the Scouting Combine and a 4.55 at his Pro Day. Hodge had a productive career with the Rebels, and is a player to keep an eye on in the future.
It was a surprise when Warren announced that he would forego his senior season at Michigan and enter the draft, because many believed that he wasn’t ready for the next level. At 6-foot, 193 pounds, Warren disappointed scouts when he turned in a 4.62 in the 40 this offseason, and that speed took him from a promising cornerback prospect to a classic tweener that doesn’t have a definitive position in the NFL.
7. Brandon Lang, DE, Troy (signed with Chargers)
In a draft that was deep with hybrids, Lang entered the draft process as a potential third round draft pick. But after running an underwhelming 5.00 in the 40 at the Scouting Combine and another less than stellar 4.85 at his Pro Day, scouts reevaluated Lang on film and came to the conclusion that he’s not a draftable player, but a team will take a look at him this summer.
Long had a strong performance at the Scouting Combine and ran a 4.46 in the 40. At 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, Long has the size and skill set to become an NFL wide receiver, but he will have to earn his spot on a team the hard way as an undrafted free agent.
9. Tony Washington, OT, Abilene Christian
A gifted offensive tackle prospect, who has the measurables that translate to the next level, Washington is raw and has to work on his technique and be more consistent. He’s an intriguing developmental prospect that has a chance to stick with an NFL team.
An undersized, but productive cornerback, Ross had a solid career at Arizona and displayed upside as a playmaker. At 5-foot-10, 186 pounds, he didn’t impress scouts with his straight-line speed, as he ran a 4.64 in the 40. But, he demonstrated loose hips during drills and exploded for a 40-inch vertical and a 9-foot-11-inch broad jump. He’s a perfect Cover-2 corner.
An Austin Collie type of wide receiver, White’s stock was on the rise a couple of weeks leading up to the draft, after he ran a 4.49 at the Scouting Combine and a 4.42 at his Pro Day. But, the wide receiver class this year was deep, and, unfortunately, White’s promising offseason wasn’t enough for him to get drafted.
12. Jevan Snead, QB, Mississippi (signed with Buccaneers)
Snead is a talented signal caller, but he had a poor junior season and decided to enter the draft regardless. He has a strong arm and good upside, but his mechanics need to be refined, and he has to make better decisions in the pocket. However, he’s talented and could make an NFL roster this year.
Jefferson wowed scouts at the Scouting Combine when he ran a 4.42 in the 40 and exploded for a 44-inch vertical and a 10-foot-6-inch broad jump. But, his production during his career at Fresno State didn’t match up with the measurables he displayed. Not to mention, Jefferson is a finesse corner, who lacks strength and tackling technique.
Jackson possesses the skills of a running back, but has the speed of a fullback. He had a productive career at Virginia and showcased his skills at the Senior Bowl. Even though he’s not a burner, Jackson is an effective weapon out of the backfield and can impact a game on the ground or through the air. He compares favorably to Atlanta Falcons running back Jason Snelling.
A solid all around safety who plays physical and flashes good ball skills, Church struggled to impress scouts at the Scouting Combine, as he ran a 4.69 in the 40. The safety class was deep this year, and as talented as Church is, his speed was a major concern to NFL teams.
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