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Senior Bowl Weigh-In/ Practices
Scouts Frank Coyle & Don Hope
Senior Bowl Practices - 9:30 am and 1:45 pm CT daily Tue - Thurs
Photo - QB Tim Tebow - Florida
Senior Bowl - Day One
QB Tim Tebow of Florida drew incredible attention after his illustrious SEC career. He struggled during the opening workout on Monday in drills with a few fumbles when lining up under center. His delivery is a huge issue and he will have to show progress in his mechanics and adjusting to a pro set to dispel concerns about his pro potential. We will have more over the course of the week.
OG Mike Iupati of Idaho checked in at 6’5” and 325 lbs and is an imposing lineman. He moves well and is a player we project that will move easily into the first round with a strong week here. Safety Taylor Mays of Southern Cal is an imposing athlete who made a huge hit that drew raves from the fans. RB Joique Bell of Wayne St (Mi) checked in at just under 5’11” and 223 lbs. He has the look of a pro runner, but has a lot to prove this week related to ball security, in addition to catching and blocking in a pro set.
LB O’Brien Schofield of Wisconsin was injured when an offensive lineman fell on him during drills. He sustained an ACL injury that will require surgery and end his postseason. It probably jeopardize his 2010 season. He carried a top 100 grade into the Senior Bowl with the possibility of moving into top 50 if he proves he can play up at linebacker in the 3-4 scheme. He played in the East-West game last week and was a player we interviewed and thought he would be one of the rising prospects in this draft class with a good week in Mobile.
DT Terrence Cody of Alabama checked in at 6’4” and 370 lbs. That number probably costs him a top 50 selection unless he can prove otherwise in drills this week. On day one, he was sluggish and slow to counter the initial blocks. WR Jacoby Ford of Clemson checked in at 5’9” and 181 lbs. He was very quick off the line with the burst of speed to separate in coverage. He can hit the home run as a playmaker, but he must prove that he can get off the line vs the bump and run. He will test out very well at the NFL Combine and may be the fastest player in the entire draft class. Safety Nate Allen of South Florida was impressive in both run defense and pass coverage. He moves well and lined up vs the slot receivers and showed cornerback like coverage skills.
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College All Star Games 2010 -
Scouts - Frank Coyle & Don Hope
Photo - DE Greg Hardy – Ole Miss
January is a critical month for NFL pro prospects to impress pro scouts with their talent and potential. Draft Insiders' will have several pro scouts at each of these events. We will have exclusive reports via emails and online material for Full subscribers from each of these weekly events. Frank Coyle is a consultant for a few of these All Star games including the Senior Bowl, the premier postseason event for NFL prospects. Our full subscriber package will have an extensive flow of information and scouting information right through the April NFL Draft 2010.
DE Greg Hardy – Ole Miss
Defender Greg Hardy stood out as the best overall prospect at this critical All-star event. Over the practices, he was a dominant performer who combined all the physical skills to rush the passer and support the run. He will receive an invitation shortly to go to the Senior Bowl event that is scheduled to begin next week. Hardy combines both the physical and athletic skills to be an every down NFL starter. He can beat an offensive lineman with both speed and power. He has answered some questions about his injury riddled career with a strong performance at the practices. With a strong performance in the Shrine game, he could elevate himself into the top of the first round. He heads an impressive group of defensive linemen at this All-star classic that has drawn heavy attention from NFL scouting staffs. DL pro prospects Willie Young and Doug Worthington have drawn attention with fine showings in the individual drills.
We will have an extensive East-West Review in the January Newsletter out shortly after the weekend.
Jan 2010 All Star Games and Rosters
* Jan. 23 - East-West Shrine Classic - Orlando, Florida
East-West Rosters go to http://www.shrinegame.com/rosters.shtm
* Jan. 30 - Senior Bowl - Mobile, Alabama
Senior Bowl Rosters go to http://www.seniorbowl.com/rosters.asp
NFL 2010 Pro Bowl Rosters
Jan. 31 in Miami, Fl (prior to the Super Bowl)
Photo - QB Brett Favre - Vikings
NFL Pro Bowl Rosters
* denotes Starter, r denotes Rookie,
Injured & replacement players denoted:
* Peyton Manning, Indianapolis
Tom Brady, New England
Philip Rivers, San Diego
* Chris Johnson, Tennessee
* Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville
Ray Rice, Baltimore
* Le'Ron McClain, Baltimore
* Andre Johnson, Houston
* Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis
Brandon Marshall, Denver
Wes Welker, New England (injured)
Chad Ochocinco, Cincinnati (replacement)
Randy Moss, New England (injured)
* Dallas Clark, Indianapolis
Antonio Gates, San Diego
* Nick Mangold, N.Y. Jets
Jeff Saturday, Indianapolis
* Alan Faneca, N.Y. Jets
* Logan Mankins, New England
Kris Dielman, San Diego
* Ryan Clady, Denver
Jake Long, Miami, (injured)
D'Brickashaw Ferguson, N.Y. Jets (replacement)
Joe Thomas, Cleveland
* Dwight Freeney, Indianapolis
* Robert Mathis, Indianapolis
Mario Williams, Houston
* Haloti Ngata, Baltimore
* Vince Wilfork, New England
Casey Hampton, Pittsburgh
* Ray Lewis, Baltimore
DeMeco Ryans, Houston
* Elvis Dumervil, Denver
* James Harrison, Pittsburgh
r - Brian Cushing, Houston
* Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland
* Darrelle Revis, N.Y. Jets
Champ Bailey, Denver
* Brian Dawkins, Denver
* Ed Reed, Baltimore
r - Jairus Byrd, Buffalo, (injured)
Brandon Meriweather, Patriots (replacement)
Nate Kaeding, San Diego
Shane Lechler, Oakland
Kick Return Specialist
Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland
Kassim Osgood, San Diego
For NFC Pro Bowl Roster go to Next Page
NFL Power Rankings – Postseason
Team of the Week - Dallas Cowboys
Player of the Week - QB Brett Favre - Vikings
Rookie of the Week - RB Arian Foster - Texans
Photo - QB Brett Favre - Vikings
Rank / Team / Record
1. Indianapolis Colts (14-2)
Colts lost their final two games that will be second guessed if they don’t win the Super Bowl.
2. San Diego Chargers (13-3)
Chargers won their final 11 games in a row and have peaked at just the right time.
3. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
The Saints finished with three losses in a row and get a bye week to figure out how to recapture their momentum.
4. Minnesota Vikings (12-4)
Vikings bombed the Giants in finale to capture the #2 playoff seed and get a bye week before home postseason contest.
5. Green Bay Packers (11-5)
Packers won seven of their final eight games and could be a major sleeper in the postseason.
6. Dallas Cowboys (11-5)
Cowboys continue their hot streak with win over Eagles that creates an immediate playoff rematch in Big D this weekend.
7. Philadelphia Eagles (11-5)
Eagles return to play Cowboys in playoffs with a chance to redeem themselves for regular season finale disaster.
8. New England Patriots (10-6)
Patriots face a tough playoff matchup with the Ravens coming to town this weekend.
9. Arizona Cardinals (10-6)
Cards were bombed by the Packers in finale and get same matchup this week in postseason.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (10-6)
The Bengals were horrible in finale vs Jets who they play in round one in Cincinnati this weekend.
11. Baltimore Ravens (9-7)
The gritty Ravens make the playoffs and go to New England in the first round.
12. New York Jets (9-7)
Jets won four of their final five games to make playoffs and face Bengals again this Sunday.
13. Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7)
Steelers were never able to overcome five game losing streak over the second half of the season.
14. Houston Texans (9-7)
Texans finished with a four game winning streak for their first above .500 record ever, but fell short of playoffs.
15. Atlanta Falcons (9-7)
Falcons win their finale to post back to back winning seasons for the first time in history.
16. Carolina Panthers (8-8)
Panthers finished strong after a slow start that cost them any chance at a playoff spot.
17. Tennessee Titans (8-8)
The Titans were never able to overcome their 0-6 start that put them in a huge hole early in season.
18. Denver Broncos (8-8)
The Broncos caved in after a 6-0 start and probably undergo some more personnel changes this offseason.
19. New York Giants (8-8)
The Giants fell apart late in the season and gave up over 400 points on the year.
20. San Francisco 49ers (8-8)
The 49ers had a strong turnaround season and look to more offseason improvement this year.
21. Miami Dolphins (7-9)
The Dolphins are still young and developing as a team, but have the foundation of a playoff club next season.
22 .Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)
Jaguars lost their final four games that cost them any playoff chances.
23. Chicago Bears (7-9)
The Bears won their final two games that ended a horrible second half performance.
24. Buffalo Bills (6-10)
The Bills won their Super Bowl with a victory over the Colts in their finale.
25. Oakland Raiders (5-11)
The Raiders finished another horrible season with no recent campaign over 5 wins since their Super Bowl loss to Tampa.
26. Seattle Seahawks (5-11)
The Seahawks were actually worst than their record and face a major turnover this offseason.
27. Cleveland Browns (5-11)
The Browns won their final four games that they hope carries over to next season.
28. Kansas City Chiefs (4-12)
The Chiefs beat the Broncos in finale that ends a horrible season on a positive note.
29. Washington Redskins (4-12)
The Skins completed one of the worst seasons in their long history with HC Jim Zorn fired and Mike Shanahan hired this week.
30. Tampa Bay Bucs (3-13)
The Bucs have a huge rebuilding process ahead of them that has only begun.
31. Detroit Lions (2-14)
Lions completed another disastrous season and have just started a major rebuilding job.
32. St. Louis Rams (1-15)
The Rams are as bad as their record states and they need a few strong draft class to return to respectability.
NFL Power Rankings – Week 16
Team of the Week - N.Y. Jets
Player of Week - RB Jonathan Stewart - Panthers
Rookie of Week - Brian Cushing - Texans
Photo - LB Brian Cushing - Texans
Rank / Team / Record
1. Indianapolis Colts (14-1)
Colts are playing for Super Bowl not a perfect season after pulling Peyton Manning.
2. San Diego Chargers (12-3)
Chargers have won ten games in a row and may be the best team in the league.
3. New Orleans Saints (13-2)
The Saints have dropped two in a row and need to recapture their momentum in season finale.
4. Philadelphia Eagles (11-4)
Eagles play Cowboys in the finale with the NFC East title in the balance.
5. Minnesota Vikings (11-4)
Viking’s lost in overtime vs the Bears and are playing for the #2 playoff seed with Giants at home in finale.
6. New England Patriots (10-5)
Patriots clinched another AFC East title vs Jaguars with a key clutch performance.
7. Arizona Cardinals (10-5)
Cards have quietly had a strong season and maybe the biggest sleeper for the postseason.
8. Green Bay Packers (10-5)
Packers bombed the Seahawks and go to the desert in interesting finale with the Cardinals.
9. Dallas Cowboys (10-5)
Cowboys are hot at just the right time and hope to continue their run with Eagles coming in with NFC East title the winners’ prize.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (10-5)
The Bengals won a crucial game vs the Chiefs that clinched the AFC Central.
11. Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7)
Steelers stay alive with huge win over their divisional rival Ravens that keeps hopes alive for the playoffs.
12. Baltimore Ravens (8-7)
The Ravens lost a heartbreaker to the Steelers and they now depend on help to make the playoffs.
13. New York Jets (8-7)
Jets wreck Colts perfect season and can make the playoffs with win over Bengals in a roller coaster year.
14. Denver Broncos (8-7)
The Broncos have lost three in a row that has them desperate vs KC for the playoff picture.
15. Houston Texans (8-7)
Texans are still get into the playoffs, but they need a lot of help over the last weekend.
16. Atlanta Falcons (8-7)
Falcons look to win finale to post back to back winning seasons for the first time.
17. New York Giants (8-7)
The Giants let it all slip away with a few horrible performances in key situations.
18. Tennessee Titans (7-8)
The streaky Titans dug too big a hole early in season to overcome to stay on playoff pace.
19. Miami Dolphins (7-8)
The Dolphins play everyone tough, but took a step back this fall with many key young starters.
20. San Francisco 49ers (7-8)
The 49ers look to finish with a .500 record in a huge turnaround season.
21. Carolina Panthers (7-8)
Panthers jumped on the Giants in another strong late performance that earns HC John Fox and staff another season.
22 .Jacksonville Jaguars (7-8)
Jaguars have lost three in a row that ended their playoff hopes.
23. Chicago Bears (6-9)
The Bears salvaged something from this disastrous season with a great win over the Vikings.
24. Oakland Raiders (5-10)
The Raiders close out another terrible season with no campaign over 5 wins since their Super Bowl loss to Tampa.
25. Buffalo Bills (5-10)
The Bills offense has totally failed and will undergo some key changes this offseason.
26. Seattle Seahawks (5-10)
The Seahawks got bombed by the Packers last week and look to restructure this offseason.
27. Cleveland Browns (4-11)
The Browns have won three in a row that they hope carries over for next season.
28. Washington Redskins (4-11)
The Skins complete one of the worst campaigns in their long history by going to San Diego in finale.
29. Tampa Bay Bucs (3-12)
The Bucs pulled off the upset of the season with their victory over the Saints.
30. Kansas City Chiefs (3-12)
The Chiefs have just begun to rebuild and their new regime deserves the time to continue.
31. Detroit Lions (2-13)
Lions are bleeding on offense and have a major rebuilding job along their offensive line.
32. St. Louis Rams (1-14)
The Rams are light years away from being a playoff caliber club.
NFL Power Rankings – Week 15
Team of the Week – Dallas Cowboys
Player of Week – RB Jerome Harrison - Browns
Rookie of Week - DeSean Jackson - Eagles
Photo - WR DeSean Jackson - Eagles
The Eagles’ rookie receiver DeSean Jackson had another strong performance this past Sunday that was instrumental in the Philadelphia win over the 49ers. Jackson has been a difference maker for the Eagles as both a receiver and return specialist that helped them clinch a playoff berth Sunday and has them in position to win the NFC East title. Against the 49ers, Jackson caught 6 passes for 140 yards and a first quarter TD that set the pace for the victory. Jackson went over the 1000 yard mark as a receiver during the game. For his rookie season, he has caught 56 passes for 1087 yards and 8 TDs for a league leading 19.4 yard average per catch. Of his total receptions, 36 catches have produced first downs with 10 receptions of over 40 yards, the highest total in the entire league. He ranks among the NFL’s top ten in virtually all receiving categories and is the leading rookie receiver in every area. He is a leading candidate for the Rookie of the Year award with only two weeks left in the regular season.
Rank / Team / Record
1. Indianapolis Colts (14-0)
Colts have only the Jets and Bills left for a perfect season record.
2. New Orleans Saints (13-1)
The Saints fell to a fired up Cowboys club that ended their dreams of an undefeated season.
3. San Diego Chargers (11-3)
Chargers have won nine games in a row and are probably the most dangerous team in the league right now.
4. Minnesota Vikings (11-3)
Viking’s HC Brad Childress and QB Brett Farve have to work out some differences after their poor performance vs the Panthers.
5. Philadelphia Eagles (10-4)
Eagles clinched a playoff spot and now hope to claim the NFC East title with the Broncos coming to town.
6. New England Patriots (9-5)
Patriots look to clinch AFC East title with Jaguars visiting NE this week.
7. Arizona Cardinals (9-5)
Cards won NFC West title and may look to rest some veterans over final weeks.
8. Green Bay Packers (9-5)
Packers lost to the Steelers ending their five game streak that forces them to clinch playoff spot over final weeks.
9. Dallas Cowboys (9-5)
Cowboys won a huge game in New Orleans that puts them in the drivers seat for one of the final NFC playoff berths.
10. Cincinnati Bengals (9-5)
The Bengals lost a heartbreaker vs the Chargers in their first game since their tragic loss of veteran receiver Chris Henry.
11. Baltimore Ravens (8-6)
The Ravens are taking care of business and a definite playoff sleeper going forward over next month.
12. Tennessee Titans (7-7)
The streaking Titans have won seven of their last eight games, but face the red hot Chargers in one of the pivotal games of the entire season on Christmas day.
13. New York Giants (8-6)
The Giants bombed the Redskins, but it may have come too late to claim a playoff berth.
14. Denver Broncos (8-6)
The Broncos lost a horrible game to the Raiders that have them fading form the playoff picture.
15. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7)
Steelers win a thriller vs the Packers and face their divisional nemesis the Ravens this week that may decide AFC playoff picture.
16. Atlanta Falcons (7-7)
Falcons may have ended the Jets playoff hopes last week with 4th quarter victory.
17. New York Jets (7-7)
Jets let it all get away from them by losing to the Falcons at home in December.
18. Miami Dolphins (7-7)
The Dolphins lost a wild game vs the Titans that virtually ends their playoff hopes.
19. Houston Texans (7-7)
Texans still can’t get over the .500 level and claim a playoff berth.
20 .Jacksonville Jaguars (7-7)
The Jaguars pushed the Colts to the limit, but came up short and are only a miracle to land a playoff spot.
21. San Francisco 49ers (6-8)
The 49ers lost to Eagles that ends their playoff hopes, but this club is dangerous in the coming seasons.
22. Carolina Panthers (6-8)
Panthers jumped on the Vikings in their best ’09 performance of a very disappointing season.
23. Buffalo Bills (5-9)
The Bills find a way to lose games and face some key changes this offseason.
24. Chicago Bears (5-9)
The Bears have lost eight of their last ten games that may lead to wholesale changes in front office and coaching staffs.
25. Oakland Raiders (5-9)
The Raiders have actually won three of their last five games that gives hope for next season.
26. Seattle Seahawks (5-9)
The Seahawks lost to the Bucs last week. The BUCS.
27. Washington Redskins (4-10)
The only thing that Washington can salvage from this horrible season is if they can beat the Cowboys this week.
28. Cleveland Browns (3-11)
The Browns have won two in a row for the first time in over a year.
29. Kansas City Chiefs (3-11)
The Chiefs lost to the Browns. The BROWNS.
30. Tampa Bay Bucs (2-12)
The Bucs shocked the Seahawks for their second win of the season.
31. Detroit Lions (2-12)
Lions are one of the worst organizations in sports.
32. St. Louis Rams (1-13)
The Rams are simply terrible and a few drafts away from being competitive.
Draft Insiders’ FCS All-American Teams
Photo – DE James Ruffin – Northern Iowa
QB Armanti Edwards - Appalachian St
RB Deji Karim - Southern Illinois
RB Pat Paschall - North Dakota St
WR Terrell Hudgins - Elon
WR Marc Mariani - Montana
TE Clay Harbor - Missouri St.
Benjamin Ijalana - Villanova
Vladimir Ducasse - Massachusetts
Derek Hardman - Eastern Kentucky
Matt McCraken - Richmond
Kyle Mutcher - Weber St.
All-purpose player - Matt Szczur - Villanova.
Kicker - Matt Bevins - Liberty
First Team Defense
James Ruffin - Northern Iowa
Arthur Moats - James Madison
Austen Lane - Murray St.
Dane Fletcher - Montana St.
Brandin Jordan - Southern Illinois
Mike Morales - UC Davis
George Howard - Morgan St.
Terrell Whitehead - Norfolk St
Mark Legree - Appalachian St
Jeromy Miles - Massachusetts
Anthony Beck - Prairie View A&M
Punter - Jon Vanderwielen - Idaho St.
2nd Team FCS - Click on Next Page