Tag:NFL Draft
Posted on: January 16, 2008 5:48 pm

NFL Draft Prospect Rankings (HB's)

1. Darren McFadden - One of the most talented guys to come out of college in recent years. He's got the rare ability to juke you out of your shoes or run you over (similar to some guy named Adrian Peterson). He's been the Heisman runner up two years straight and was set up for yet another year of contention next season. He has been clocked anywhere from a 4.3 to 4.4 40m, but his explosiveness is where he shines.

49.5 out of 50. Low risk, Huge Reward

2. Jonathan Stewart
- Not a huge prospect because he has been overshadowed by the guy above. But this dude's no slouch. At 5'11'', 230 he's built like a power back. But he's got the breakaway speed that is needed to be a success in the NFL. I'd compare him to a Willie Parker because of his ability to crush opposing defenders. He's clocked at a 4.47 40m and should be the surprise success story of this draft.

45 of 50. Medium risk, Medium/High Reward

3. Felix Jones
- Once again, overshadowed by his teammate. But this man (and I mean man...he looks about 45) is the most versatile back coming out this year. He's great out of the backfield and on special teams, but this guy averaged 8.7 yards per rush this season. Similar to a past Heisman winner, Reggie Bush, who averaged 8+ yards in his senior season. He should be good for any team that waits.

44.5 of 50. Medium risk, Medium/High Reward

Category: NFL
Posted on: January 15, 2008 4:57 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2008 5:09 pm

NFL Draft Prospect Rankings (QB's)

1. Matt Ryan - The obvious choice here. This kid has an NFL quality arm with a Einstein quality intelligence. He knows what to do with his seemingly lack of speed (4.90 - 40m) when he gets out of the pocket. In my opinion he's a solid NFL quarterback throughout his tenure.

I'd give this guy a 48 out of 50 on the overall quality charts. Low risk, Medium reward.

Brian Brohm - A true student of the game. He's got the prototypical size (as do all the top tier candidates) and is the most fundamentally sound of all of the senior play-callers coming out. He's a proven winner (that is until this season ) and should keep on winning in the NFL...especially if he goes to a team running the kind of pass first, pro style offense that he was so successful with at Louisville.

46 out of 50. Medium risk, Medium/High reward.

Andre' Woodson - Actually faster than Ryan (4.85 40m) but is seemingly unwilling to run. This could be a good thing in the NFL, actually, because he's unlikely to get his head snapped off on a broken play that results in a scramble. He's got probably the strongest arm of the "big three" and is possibly even the most accurate. The only hindrance I can foresee teams having in selecting him would be his occasional refusal to throw the ball away on a dead play. Similar to Tony Romo this often reaps rewards, but more often it results in loss of yardage.

46 out of 50 Medium/High risk, High Reward

             -To Be Continued-
Category: NFL
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