Tough-As-Nails Team: QBs and WRs

They won't always be the first player drafted at their position, but the strong survive. Here is NFL Scouting's list of the toughest players at quarterback and receiver in this year's draft, which current NFL player they compare to, and which teams are showing the most interest in them.

Every year, the elite draft prospects garner most of the media attention leading up to draft day, and rightfully so. There are players who might not get the recognition that they deserve, but end up becoming fan favorites for their ability to handle the "grunt" work, go out and play the game like a pack of "junkyard dogs." In order to make my Tough As Nails Team, I want players that perform, no questions asked. I want players that laugh in the face of adversity; those that would much rather tear an opponent's head off rather than make a passive tackle, run through a pile rather than avoid contact, flatten defenders with devastating downfield blocks and relish playing on special teams.

The players listed below might end up being the best performers in the draft by the time all is said and done with the NFL careers. They might not be the first taken at their respective positions, but if I put a team on the field, they need to be "Tough as Nails" as this starting unit;

QUARTERBACK
Colin Kaepernick, University of Nevada Wolf Pack, #10, 6:04.5-230

One of the fastest rising stars at the quarterback position, many "draft experts" had this Wolf Pack passer as low as a sixth round prospect back in January. After a stellar week at the Senior Bowl practices, followed by yet another impressive performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kaepernick began his accent up many teams' draft boards. His recent invitation to attend the 2011 draft festivities in New York City speaks volumes for what has happened when coaches watched game film on this former highly regarded pitching prospect.

Few quarterbacks in the collegiate ranks boast the blend of talent that Kaepernick possesses. He is the only player in NCAA annals to throw for over 10,000 yards and run for over 4,000 yards in a career and the only quarterback in college annals to amass over 1,000 yards on the ground and 2,000 aerial yards in a season in back-to-back seasons, much less accomplish that feat in each of his last three campaigns.

Compares To: Donovan McNabb, Washington - Kaepernick is an athletic "stallion" in the mold of McNabb during his prime. He needs to add some bulk to his frame to absorb punishment at the next level and undergo some mechanical refinement (wind-up and low release point), but I challenge anyone to find another quarterback eligible for the 2011 draft that has his arm strength, running ability and quickness. His arm rivals that of Joe Flacco's, his ability to avoid the rush reminds me of Vince Young and his swagger is favorably compared to that of Matt Ryan's. He's just not utilized to his best assets by the Nevada coaches, as he should be in a pro-style offense, rather than be confined to a "pistol" type of scheme.

Teams Showing the Most Interest: Indianapolis, Tennessee, San Francisco, Oakland, Miami, Kansas City, New England, Seattle. It is strange that one of the most quarterback-needy teams, the Minnesota Vikings, never even scheduled a workout or a visit with a player who is regarded to have the strongest arm and best athletic skills for any quarterback in this draft. The Colts are looking for an eventual replacement for Peyton Manning and the Nevada QB might prove to be their version of Aaron Rodgers – a talented youngster who could be afforded time to develop behind an NFL legend before taking over the helm. What makes this pick even more ideal is Kaepernick's already established relationship with Manning, having attended the Manning Passing Camp, where he received top honors prior to the 2010 season. New England could also be a nice place for Kaepernick to learn behind Tom Brady. With the Pats' slew of early round draft choices, they could easily afford to bring in someone to eventually take over for Brady. Oakland is a logical residence for Kaepernick, as their head coach, Hue Jackson, has had considerable success turning athletes into quality pro passers. Tennessee and San Francisco have shown considerably strong interest and could opt for Kaepernick early in round two. Miami, Kansas City and Seattle have all burned the "midnight oil" looking over the QB's films, but realize that he will not be around past the late first/mid second round stage of this year's draft.

WIDE RECEIVERS
Randall Cobb, University of Kentucky Wildcats, #18, 5:10.6-190

Pittsburgh Steelers fans have grown to expect the "David vs. Goliath" nature from Hines Ward to be commonplace on game day. Much like Ward, Cobb is a tough hombre with outstanding blocking skills. Versatility is his middle name, as he's starred at quarterback, running back, all three receiver positions, as a return specialist and a gunner on special teams. No, he does not also sell popcorn in the stands during half time, but he does also hold for field goals and placements, in addition to serving as the blocking back on the punting unit. Standing just a shade over 5:10, teams look for the smaller receivers to have explosive speed, but Cobb has excellent route running skills and has made quite a nice living going over the middle and turning a short pass into a long gainer.

Cobb arrived at Kentucky as a quarterback before the team moved him to wide receiver. In addition to catching the football, Cobb also served as the team's punt and kickoff return specialist, as well as their placeholder on field goals. In an effort to get him the more touches, Kentucky started running Cobb out of the "Wildcat" formation. He experienced so much success out of that formation that the team has dubbed their version the "WildCobb."

Compares To: HINES WARD, Pittsburgh – Wouldn't it be fitting to see Cobb come out of the first round wearing a Pittsburgh cap next to the commissioner on the draft podium. Just look at his body of work – as a receiver, he pulled down 144 tosses for 1,661 yards and 13 touchdowns. As a ball carrier, he amassed 1,313 yards with 22 scores while averaging 5.76 yards per attempt. As a passer, he completed 62 of 122 tosses for 689 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 24.57 yards on 44 kickoff returns and 9.82 yards with a pair of scores on 63 punt returns. Place Cobb in the slot receiver position and some team is going to see that while he might not have sprinter's speed, he is perfectly capable of coming out of his breaks cleanly and gobbling up the cushion. Yes, he might lack ideal size, but he has quick feet, very good hands and more than enough power to beat the jam. He has that smooth weave and good leverage, along with quick transition to accelerate through speed cuts and outstanding separation agility, as he knows how to sink his hips, carry route depth and slide to create lanes.

Teams Showing the Most Interest: Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Baltimore and Atlanta. Ward is not going to last forever and Limas Sweed failed to live up to his first-round status. Mike Wallace can easily stretch the field, but Cobb would be an instant replacement for Antwaan Randle-El in the slot for the Steelers, giving less-than-mobile QB Ben Roethlisberger not only another receiving option, but probably the best receiver in the draft picking up the blitz. Indianapolis has invested quite a few draft picks in upgrading the receiving unit in recent years, but injuries have taken their toll on Austin Collie and Anthony Gonzalez. The Colts prefer bigger receivers, but also enjoy one of the best scouting departments in the industry that have been taught the most important aspect in a player's resume is production, not a tape measurer. Kansas City needs a playmaker to take the constant double pressure off Dwayne Bowe. Imagine what former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis could have done with Cobb and Bowe, along with a healthier Dexter McCluster handling receiving chores. Roddy White is in the same boat as Bowe – a lack of a playmaker at the other receiver position to take pressure away from him. Matt Ryan loves to go over the middle, Cobb's area of expertise.

EDMUND GATES, Abilene Christian University Wildcats, #8, 5:11.7-197
ACU has been producing some nice late round finds in recent years, one which was Gates' cousin, Cincinnati tailback Bernard Scott. A raw route runner who really did not dedicate himself to his craft the first two years, Gates would close out his career earning favorable comparisons to former Wildcats receiver Johnny Knox (Bears). Most draft experts feel that Gates is a likely mid-round selection, but some also feel he could sneak into the back end of the second round, which would be the earliest a Wildcats receiver has been taken since Johnny Perkins went to the Giants in round two of the 1977 draft.

Gates' road to the NFL could be a great idea for a Hollywood movie, as his path to the gridiron was filled with lots of twists and turns along the way. As a scrawny freshman at Vernon High School, Gates would not put on a football uniform again until walking on the Abilene Christian campus six years later.

"I just felt like I had no future in football, Gates related to Joey D. Richards of the Abilene Reporter-News in a recent interview. "I thought I would never grow. My dad is 5-7, so I thought I would be that small all my life. I thought I'd never go to the NFL being that small." A guard on the Vernon basketball team, he turned his thoughts — and dreams — instead to basketball.

Football assistant coach Desmond Gant suggested Gates come to ACU and walk on the basketball team. "I was like, ‘What is ACU? Where is ACU?' I had never heard of Abilene or ACU," he said. "But I had heard of Coach Thomsen. Bernard used to tell me a lot about him. I was like, ‘All right, I'll think about it.'

Compares To: Lee Evans, Buffalo – Like Evans, Gates' best asset is his quickness. He is still a relative neophyte as a football player, having not taken up the sport again until 2007 after playing just his freshman prep season of organized ball. He showed great strides as a route runner in 2010, but still has work in front of him to refine his route running skills. He will likely be a nice project for a patient coach, but with added reps, there is no reason to not think that he will be productive at the next level.

Gates is not only explosive out of his blocks, but much like Minnesota's Percy Harvin, he is quick, agile and slippery. Second-level defenders trying to catch him must liken his escape skills to that of trying to catch an electric eel in a whirlpool. He is not only fast, but also sudden. He releases off the line with good explosion, using it along with a sudden thrust to get into his route immediately. He is still a work in progress though and must continue his learning process in how to use his speed to explode into his route with consistency, but each game, you saw marked improvement.

He shows smoothness in his running stride and the flexibility to snatch the ball and then set up the defender in attempts to separate. He has more than enough sudden burst to surprise defenders coming off the snap, and looks well balanced in movement. He knows how to short-step in his stride to gain on the defender and maintains his ease of movement throughout his route.

Teams Showing the Most Interest: Chicago, Kansas City, Cincinnati, St. Louis, San Diego. Like most teams, the Bears look for bigger receivers, but Cobb might be the "total package" to remind offensive coordinator Mike Martz of his Rams "Greatest Show on Turf" days with Az-Zahir Hakim. The Chiefs and Rams need an energy boost to their less than inspiring receiving units. St. Louis is especially thin if Demario Alexander, Mark Clayton and Steve Avery fail to return from their myriad of injuries in 2010. The Bengals have all but said good-bye to Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson, or whatever he wants to call himself these days (anything but a soccer player) could be following Owens to the unemployment line.

SLOT RECEIVER
Tandon Doss, Indiana University Hoosiers, #2, 6:02.3-209

Off-season hip surgery could see Doss slide back into the mid-round picture, but teams are fully aware of his capabilities for producing big plays. He's a big, physical receiver, but his recent workout for teams left most convinced that he is still not fully recovered from his injuries. He shows tremendous focus looking the ball in and is also a capable return specialist. He is very comfortable playing in the slot, where his size and power saw him consistently manhandle the physical safeties and the smaller nickel backs. Still, hip, shoulder and knee issues kept him from performing at peak level in 2010, though most NCAA receivers would have loved to have put up his numbers last season.

Versatility is Doss' strong suit, as he did it all for the Hoosiers. In addition to duties as a wide receiver, he also returned kickoffs and punts, and even took snaps as a quarterback in Indiana's wildcat formation, in addition to generating big plays running out of the backfield on the reverse. He was the Big Ten Conference's most productive all-purpose threat over the past two seasons and his exploits have garnered all-league honors.

Compares To: Brandon Tate, New England – Doss is a bit faster than Tate, but both take great pride in their physicality on the field, as they have had great success powering their way through press coverage to come up with the clutch catch underneath. Doss has impressive timed speed and impressive leaping skills, but is utilized more as a possession receiver because of his ability to move the chains and get the tough first down.

He needs to refine his route running, especially on deep patterns, as he will drift some, but that could be the after-effects of a season-long groin injury in 2010. He is a smart, savvy player who knows how to settle into the soft areas on the field and use his frame to shade defenders from the ball. He is not going to simply fly past defenders, but he is a master at locating the soft areas over the middle and breaking arm tackles.

He is used a lot on shallow and wheel routes, as he has the strength to power his way to the ball in the crowd. He has the long reach to get under the fades and bubble screens and when utilized in crossing patterns, he can turn up field in an instant after the catch. He has made steady improvement extending for the ball with defenders all over him, and is effective at dropping his hips and separating out of his cuts.

On deep routes, he needs to utilize his second gear more and he will drift at times when going long distances. He has good turning motion to catch the ball over his outside shoulder, but does not turn as quick when having to look the ball in over his inside shoulder. He has that functional burst to separate at the line of scrimmage, but must utilize it more in attempts to separate on deep routes.

Teams Showing the Most Interest: New England, Buffalo, Baltimore and New York Jets. The Pats are looking for more size at the receiving position. Wes Welker will more likely handle slot chores for New England, allowing Doss to shift outside, where he can eventually team with Brandon Tate to give the team more physicality at the wide-out slots. Buffalo was very pleased with the progress shown by youngsters Steve Johnson, David Nelson and Donald Jones last year, and will have speedy Lee Evans returning from the injury list, but Chan Gailey likes the way that Doss can break tackles and run with good body lean. Baltimore needs to replace aging Derrick Mason and T.J. Houshmandzadeh has made enough noise over his unhappiness due to a lack of playing time that the Ravens might just cut the two vets and bring in a few big receivers on draft day. The Jets would like Santonio Holmes to return, but don't seem that willing to extend the same offer to Braylon Edwards, as his work ethic and erratic play grated on the coaching staff last season.


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\r\n\r\n","mobileBody":"Every year, the elite draft prospects garner most of the media attention leading up to draft day, and rightfully so. There are players who might not get the recognition that they deserve, but end up becoming fan favorites for their ability to handle the \"grunt\" work, go out and play the game like a pack of \"junkyard dogs.\" In order to make my Tough As Nails Team, I want players that perform, no questions asked. I want players that laugh in the face of adversity; those that would much rather tear an opponent's head off rather than make a passive tackle, run through a pile rather than avoid contact, flatten defenders with devastating downfield blocks and relish playing on special teams. The players listed below might end up being the best performers in the draft by the time all is said and done with the NFL careers. They might not be the first taken at their respective positions, but if I put a team on the field, they need to be \"Tough as Nails\" as this starting unit; One of the fastest rising stars at the quarterback position, many \"draft experts\" had this Wolf Pack passer as low as a sixth round prospect back in January. After a stellar week at the Senior Bowl practices, followed by yet another impressive performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Kaepernick began his accent up many teams' draft boards. His recent invitation to attend the 2011 draft festivities in New York City speaks volumes for what has happened when coaches watched game film on this former highly regarded pitching prospect. Few quarterbacks in the collegiate ranks boast the blend of talent that Kaepernick possesses. He is the only player in NCAA annals to throw for over 10,000 yards and run for over 4,000 yards in a career and the only quarterback in college annals to amass over 1,000 yards on the ground and 2,000 aerial yards in a season in back-to-back seasons, much less accomplish that feat in each of his last three campaigns. Donovan McNabb, Washington - Kaepernick is an athletic \"stallion\" in the mold of McNabb during his prime. He needs to add some bulk to his frame to absorb punishment at the next level and undergo some mechanical refinement (wind-up and low release point), but I challenge anyone to find another quarterback eligible for the 2011 draft that has his arm strength, running ability and quickness. His arm rivals that of Joe Flacco's, his ability to avoid the rush reminds me of Vince Young and his swagger is favorably compared to that of Matt Ryan's. He's just not utilized to his best assets by the Nevada coaches, as he should be in a pro-style offense, rather than be confined to a \"pistol\" type of scheme. Indianapolis, Tennessee, San Francisco, Oakland, Miami, Kansas City, New England, Seattle. It is strange that one of the most quarterback-needy teams, the Minnesota Vikings, never even scheduled a workout or a visit with a player who is regarded to have the strongest arm and best athletic skills for any quarterback in this draft. The Colts are looking for an eventual replacement for Peyton Manning and the Nevada QB might prove to be their version of Aaron Rodgers – a talented youngster who could be afforded time to develop behind an NFL legend before taking over the helm. What makes this pick even more ideal is Kaepernick's already established relationship with Manning, having attended the Manning Passing Camp, where he received top honors prior to the 2010 season. New England could also be a nice place for Kaepernick to learn behind Tom Brady. With the Pats' slew of early round draft choices, they could easily afford to bring in someone to eventually take over for Brady. Oakland is a logical residence for Kaepernick, as their head coach, Hue Jackson, has had considerable success turning athletes into quality pro passers. Tennessee and San Francisco have shown considerably strong interest and could opt for Kaepernick early in round two. Miami, Kansas City and Seattle have all burned the \"midnight oil\" looking over the QB's films, but realize that he will not be around past the late first/mid second round stage of this year's draft. Pittsburgh Steelers fans have grown to expect the \"David vs. Goliath\" nature from Hines Ward to be commonplace on game day. Much like Ward, Cobb is a tough hombre with outstanding blocking skills. Versatility is his middle name, as he's starred at quarterback, running back, all three receiver positions, as a return specialist and a gunner on special teams. No, he does not also sell popcorn in the stands during half time, but he does also hold for field goals and placements, in addition to serving as the blocking back on the punting unit. Standing just a shade over 5:10, teams look for the smaller receivers to have explosive speed, but Cobb has excellent route running skills and has made quite a nice living going over the middle and turning a short pass into a long gainer. Cobb arrived at Kentucky as a quarterback before the team moved him to wide receiver. In addition to catching the football, Cobb also served as the team's punt and kickoff return specialist, as well as their placeholder on field goals. In an effort to get him the more touches, Kentucky started running Cobb out of the \"Wildcat\" formation. He experienced so much success out of that formation that the team has dubbed their version the \"WildCobb.\" HINES WARD, Pittsburgh – Wouldn't it be fitting to see Cobb come out of the first round wearing a Pittsburgh cap next to the commissioner on the draft podium. Just look at his body of work – as a receiver, he pulled down 144 tosses for 1,661 yards and 13 touchdowns. As a ball carrier, he amassed 1,313 yards with 22 scores while averaging 5.76 yards per attempt. As a passer, he completed 62 of 122 tosses for 689 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 24.57 yards on 44 kickoff returns and 9.82 yards with a pair of scores on 63 punt returns. Place Cobb in the slot receiver position and some team is going to see that while he might not have sprinter's speed, he is perfectly capable of coming out of his breaks cleanly and gobbling up the cushion. Yes, he might lack ideal size, but he has quick feet, very good hands and more than enough power to beat the jam. He has that smooth weave and good leverage, along with quick transition to accelerate through speed cuts and outstanding separation agility, as he knows how to sink his hips, carry route depth and slide to create lanes. Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Baltimore and Atlanta. Ward is not going to last forever and Limas Sweed failed to live up to his first-round status. Mike Wallace can easily stretch the field, but Cobb would be an instant replacement for Antwaan Randle-El in the slot for the Steelers, giving less-than-mobile QB Ben Roethlisberger not only another receiving option, but probably the best receiver in the draft picking up the blitz. Indianapolis has invested quite a few draft picks in upgrading the receiving unit in recent years, but injuries have taken their toll on Austin Collie and Anthony Gonzalez. The Colts prefer bigger receivers, but also enjoy one of the best scouting departments in the industry that have been taught the most important aspect in a player's resume is production, not a tape measurer. Kansas City needs a playmaker to take the constant double pressure off Dwayne Bowe. Imagine what former offensive coordinator Charlie Weis could have done with Cobb and Bowe, along with a healthier Dexter McCluster handling receiving chores. Roddy White is in the same boat as Bowe – a lack of a playmaker at the other receiver position to take pressure away from him. Matt Ryan loves to go over the middle, Cobb's area of expertise. ACU has been producing some nice late round finds in recent years, one which was Gates' cousin, Cincinnati tailback Bernard Scott. A raw route runner who really did not dedicate himself to his craft the first two years, Gates would close out his career earning favorable comparisons to former Wildcats receiver Johnny Knox (Bears). Most draft experts feel that Gates is a likely mid-round selection, but some also feel he could sneak into the back end of the second round, which would be the earliest a Wildcats receiver has been taken since Johnny Perkins went to the Giants in round two of the 1977 draft. Gates' road to the NFL could be a great idea for a Hollywood movie, as his path to the gridiron was filled with lots of twists and turns along the way. As a scrawny freshman at Vernon High School, Gates would not put on a football uniform again until walking on the Abilene Christian campus six years later. \"I just felt like I had no future in football, Gates related to Joey D. Richards of the Abilene Reporter-News in a recent interview. \"I thought I would never grow. My dad is 5-7, so I thought I would be that small all my life. I thought I'd never go to the NFL being that small.\" A guard on the Vernon basketball team, he turned his thoughts — and dreams — instead to basketball. Football assistant coach Desmond Gant suggested Gates come to ACU and walk on the basketball team. \"I was like, ‘What is ACU? Where is ACU?' I had never heard of Abilene or ACU,\" he said. \"But I had heard of Coach Thomsen. Bernard used to tell me a lot about him. I was like, ‘All right, I'll think about it.' Lee Evans, Buffalo – Like Evans, Gates' best asset is his quickness. He is still a relative neophyte as a football player, having not taken up the sport again until 2007 after playing just his freshman prep season of organized ball. He showed great strides as a route runner in 2010, but still has work in front of him to refine his route running skills. He will likely be a nice project for a patient coach, but with added reps, there is no reason to not think that he will be productive at the next level. Gates is not only explosive out of his blocks, but much like Minnesota's Percy Harvin, he is quick, agile and slippery. Second-level defenders trying to catch him must liken his escape skills to that of trying to catch an electric eel in a whirlpool. He is not only fast, but also sudden. He releases off the line with good explosion, using it along with a sudden thrust to get into his route immediately. He is still a work in progress though and must continue his learning process in how to use his speed to explode into his route with consistency, but each game, you saw marked improvement. He shows smoothness in his running stride and the flexibility to snatch the ball and then set up the defender in attempts to separate. He has more than enough sudden burst to surprise defenders coming off the snap, and looks well balanced in movement. He knows how to short-step in his stride to gain on the defender and maintains his ease of movement throughout his route. Chicago, Kansas City, Cincinnati, St. Louis, San Diego. Like most teams, the Bears look for bigger receivers, but Cobb might be the \"total package\" to remind offensive coordinator Mike Martz of his Rams \"Greatest Show on Turf\" days with Az-Zahir Hakim. The Chiefs and Rams need an energy boost to their less than inspiring receiving units. St. Louis is especially thin if Demario Alexander, Mark Clayton and Steve Avery fail to return from their myriad of injuries in 2010. The Bengals have all but said good-bye to Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson, or whatever he wants to call himself these days (anything but a soccer player) could be following Owens to the unemployment line. Off-season hip surgery could see Doss slide back into the mid-round picture, but teams are fully aware of his capabilities for producing big plays. He's a big, physical receiver, but his recent workout for teams left most convinced that he is still not fully recovered from his injuries. He shows tremendous focus looking the ball in and is also a capable return specialist. He is very comfortable playing in the slot, where his size and power saw him consistently manhandle the physical safeties and the smaller nickel backs. Still, hip, shoulder and knee issues kept him from performing at peak level in 2010, though most NCAA receivers would have loved to have put up his numbers last season. Versatility is Doss' strong suit, as he did it all for the Hoosiers. In addition to duties as a wide receiver, he also returned kickoffs and punts, and even took snaps as a quarterback in Indiana's wildcat formation, in addition to generating big plays running out of the backfield on the reverse. He was the Big Ten Conference's most productive all-purpose threat over the past two seasons and his exploits have garnered all-league honors. Brandon Tate, New England – Doss is a bit faster than Tate, but both take great pride in their physicality on the field, as they have had great success powering their way through press coverage to come up with the clutch catch underneath. Doss has impressive timed speed and impressive leaping skills, but is utilized more as a possession receiver because of his ability to move the chains and get the tough first down. He needs to refine his route running, especially on deep patterns, as he will drift some, but that could be the after-effects of a season-long groin injury in 2010. He is a smart, savvy player who knows how to settle into the soft areas on the field and use his frame to shade defenders from the ball. He is not going to simply fly past defenders, but he is a master at locating the soft areas over the middle and breaking arm tackles. He is used a lot on shallow and wheel routes, as he has the strength to power his way to the ball in the crowd. He has the long reach to get under the fades and bubble screens and when utilized in crossing patterns, he can turn up field in an instant after the catch. He has made steady improvement extending for the ball with defenders all over him, and is effective at dropping his hips and separating out of his cuts. On deep routes, he needs to utilize his second gear more and he will drift at times when going long distances. He has good turning motion to catch the ball over his outside shoulder, but does not turn as quick when having to look the ball in over his inside shoulder. He has that functional burst to separate at the line of scrimmage, but must utilize it more in attempts to separate on deep routes. New England, Buffalo, Baltimore and New York Jets. The Pats are looking for more size at the receiving position. Wes Welker will more likely handle slot chores for New England, allowing Doss to shift outside, where he can eventually team with Brandon Tate to give the team more physicality at the wide-out slots. Buffalo was very pleased with the progress shown by youngsters Steve Johnson, David Nelson and Donald Jones last year, and will have speedy Lee Evans returning from the injury list, but Chan Gailey likes the way that Doss can break tackles and run with good body lean. Baltimore needs to replace aging Derrick Mason and T.J. Houshmandzadeh has made enough noise over his unhappiness due to a lack of playing time that the Ravens might just cut the two vets and bring in a few big receivers on draft day. The Jets would like Santonio Holmes to return, but don't seem that willing to extend the same offer to Braylon Edwards, as his work ethic and erratic play grated on the coaching staff last season. 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