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Prospect George Selvie - South Florida
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George Selvie is one of the highly rated senior defensive players for the NFL Draft 2010. He has been instrumental in the USF fast 3-0 start this season despite special attention by offensive lines. Over 3 games, he has 14 tackles with 3 TFLs and 1 sack in a return to his sophomore performance level when he ranked with any edge defender in the nation. Last season, he flashed big play ability again, but had too many periods of inconsistent play when he struggled facing double team blocks for the first time. He is on my Senior Bowl preliminary recommended September list that will be updated several times prior to the classic All-star game and week in late January 2010.
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George Selvie - 6’4” 255 lbs. - South Florida
Quick relentless senior pass rusher returns after only a good junior performance. As a sophomore, he was a difference maker for the USF defense, showing the speed from the outside that allowed him to rank with the nation’s best pass rushers. He looks to establish himself as a complete pro prospect this fall with better hand technique and improved functional strength to perform well vs the run both at the point of attack and in pursue. He is well developed in most areas and is one of the blue chip performers at this critically vital position.
DraftInsiders.com 2009 NFL Predictions
Giants Edge Chargers in Super Bowl Forecast
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NEW YORK GIANTS - 12-4 - Eli looks to take another step up this season and directs this potent attack. Their veteran defense is one of the top five in the league.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES - 11-5 - Eagles are among the best in the league again. They are capable of winning the East and going to the show with McNabb and Vick giving them a unique tandem.
DALLAS COWBOYS - 9-5 – With no T.O. this season, QB Tony Romo might struggle more than expected. Defense is good, but not near the top two in this division.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS - 8-8 – Skins face the acid test this season with young QB Jason Campbell the main performer under the microscope. Skins might again struggle to make .500 in the best division in the game.
CHICAGO BEARS - 11-5 - Bears can win this division with new QB Jay Cutler. The defense is the best in this division that could spell the difference over the course of the season.
GREEN BAY PACKERS - 10-5 - Aaron Rodgers is the Man here and Packers may be the best club in the division.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS - 10-5 - Vikes look to veteran Brett Favre to be the difference maker on an erratic club that is capable of big wins or total self destruction.
DETROIT LIONS - 0- 16 – Please keep the streak alive. What a joke this organization is.
CAROLINA PANTHERS - 10-6 - Panthers are the best in this division, but they face a very tough schedule that either makes or breaks them.
ATLANTA FALCONS - 9-7 - Falcons are thinking title but they face a very tough schedule that might be the equalizer.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - 7-9 – This organizations can not get the defense right and a .500 record might be the best to expect despite high production from QB Drew Brees and his big play weapons.
TAMPA BAY BUCS - 5-11 - Bucs are a disaster in the making. This club won 9 games the past two seasons, but they may not be able to register more than 6 wins this fall.
ARIZONA CARDINALS - 9-7 - Cards looking to repeat in the weakest division in the NFL.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS - 9-7 – Seahawks look to rebound after a poor 4-12 season, but only if veterans return to former levels. Young defense will determine if they can make the playoffs.
ST. LOUIS RAMS - 6-10 - Rams look to potent offense to help them to return to respectability. Their changing defense is still not up to playoff levels at this point.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS - 4-12 – Despite HC Mike Singletary, this club is still struggling to find an identity. They will struggle to even approach the .500 mark.
N.Y. Giants, Chicago, Carolina and Arizona
Wild Card Clubs s
Philadelphia & Minnesota
N.Y. Giants over Carolina – G Men go to the Big Show.
Photo – OT Anthony Davis – Rutgers
Lombardi Award Announces Watch List
HOUSTON – The Watch List for the 40th annual Rotary Lombardi Award has been announced and it includes 153 players from 79 teams and 11 conferences. The Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually by Houston's Rotary Club to the nation's top college football lineman -- offense or defense -- who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.
The Watch List was formed by using 2008 postseason and 2009 preseason all-conference and All-America teams. Additional nominations were accepted from Rotary Lombardi Award voters and college sports information directors.
On Oct. 14, the 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award will be announced. On Nov. 11, the four finalists will be named. All of the finalists will travel to Houston for the ceremony to announce the winner on Dec. 9 at the Hilton Americas. The 2008 Rotary Lombardi Award winner was Brian Orakpo, a defensive end from the University of Texas. He was the first round draft selection of the Washington Redskins.
The Rotary Club of Houston founded the Rotary Lombardi Award in 1970, in the weeks following the death of legendary coach Vince Lombardi from cancer. The 40th Rotary Lombardi Award dinner will be held on Dec. 9, 2009, at the Hilton Hotel. Net proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information call the Rotary Club of Houston at 713-973-9936 or visit the website at www.rotarylombardiaward.org.
Rutgers junior offensive tackle Anthony Davis (Piscataway, N.J.) is one of the premier players for this award. He was also named to the 40-man Outland Trophy Watch List. He is a Preseason All-American and has been the anchor of a Scarlet Knight offensive line in recent seasons that returns all five starters for the 2009 season.
2009 Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List
Name / School / Pos / Yr / Hgt / Wgt
Rahim Alem - LSU - DE - Sr - 6-3, 254
Sean Allen - East Carolina - OL - Sr - 6-3, 310
Tyson Alualu - California - DL - Sr - 6-3, 295
Geno Atkins - Georgia - DT - Sr - 6-1, 287
Marvin Austin - North Carolina - DT - So - 6-3, 305
Carl Barnett - Houston - OL - Sr - 6-2, 285
Kevin Basped - Nevada - DL - Jr - 6-6, 240
Zane Beadles - Utah - OL Sr - 6-4, 305
Jeremy Beal - Oklahoma - DL - Jr - 6-3, 261
Jason Beauchamp - UNLV - LB - Sr - 6-3, 235
Nick Bellore - Central Michigan - LB - Jr - 6-1, 241
Patrick Benoist - Vanderbilt - LB - Sr - 6-1, 224
Scooter Berry - West Virginia - DL - Jr - 6-1, 294
Ciron Black - LSU - OL - Sr - 6-5, 325
Clint Boling - Georgia - LT - Jr - 6-5, 297
Greg Boone - Virginia Tech - TE - Sr - 6-3, 283
Korey Bosworth - UCLA - DE - Sr - 6-1, 242
Kyle Bosworth - UCLA - LB - Sr - 6-1, 234
Navorro Bowman - Penn St. - LB - Jr - 6-1 230
Mike Brewster - Ohio St - C - So - 6-5, 296
Mike Bryan - Tulsa - LB - Sr - 6-3, 226
Bryan Bulaga - Iowa - OT - Jr - 6-6, 315
Ben Burkett - Northwestern - C - So - 6-4. 285
Brad Bustle - Louisiana - G - Sr - 6-3, 302
Jeff Byers - Southern California - OG - Sr - 6-3, 290
Nate Byham - Pittsburgh - TE - Jr - 6-4, 265
Gabe Carimi - Wisconsin - OL - Jr - 6-7, 325
Alex Carrington - Arkansas St - DE - Sr - 6-5, 275
Brandon Carter - Texas Tech - OL - Sr 6-7, 354
Reggie Carter - UCLA - LB - Sr - 6-1, 240
Anthony Castonzo - Boston College - OT - Jr - 6-7, 287
Nick Charles - Air Force - OL - Sr - 6-4, 285
Keenan Clayton - Oklahoma - LB - Sr - 6-1, 221
Terrence Cody - Alabama - DL - Sr - 6-5, 354
Justin Cole - San Jose St. - LB - Sr - 6-3, 240
Antonio Coleman - Auburn - DE - Sr - 6-3, 257
Erik Cook - New Mexico - OL - Sr. - 6-6, 318
Jermaine Cunningham - Florida - DE - Sr - 6-3, 252
Rennie Curran - Georgia - LB - So - 5-11, 228
Anthony Davis - Rutgers - OL - Jr - 6-6, 325
40 Players - Early consideration for Nation's Top interior lineman
2009 Outland Trophy Watch List
DT Ndamukong Suh - Nebraska
The Southeastern and Big 12 conferences dominated the 40-man 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List that was released this week. The SEC placed 10 players on the list and the Big 12 had nine, with no other conference having more than four players on the prestigious list. Every Division I Bowl subdivision conference, along with Notre Dame, had at least one player on the annual list, which includes only interior linemen – tackles, guards and centers on both sides of the ball. Alabama defensive tackle Terrence Cody is the only player on the list who was on the FWAA's 2008 All-America Team.
Oklahoma and Texas from the Big 12; Florida, Georgia and Alabama from the SEC; USC from the Pac-10; and Penn State from the Big Ten each had two players on the list.
In early October, the FWAA will consider other players for the 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List when most teams have completed four games of play. Sports Information Directors will be asked to contact their conference's representative on the 2009 All-America Committee and copy the FWAA office with the nominated player.
The Outland Trophy, presented annually since 1946, is the third oldest award in major college football. The winner of the Outland Trophy, named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at Penn and Kansas at the turn of the century, will be announced on the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Dec. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Outland Trophy presentation banquet, sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee, will be held on Jan. 14 in Omaha, Neb.
2009 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST
Jon Asamoah, Illinois, G
Geno Atkins, Georgia, DT
Zane Beadles, Utah, OL
Ciron Black, LSU , OT
Bryan Bulaga, Iowa, OT
Jeff Byers, USC, G
Brandon Carter, Texas Tech, G
Nick Charles, Air Force, G
Terrence Cody, Alabama, DT
Anthony Davis, Rutgers, OT
Chris Fisher, Louisiana-Lafayette, C
Kurtis Gregory, Missouri, G
Chris Hall, Texas, C
Mike Iupati, Idaho, OL
John Jerry, Ole Miss, OT
Mike Johnson, Alabama, OL
Arthur Jones, Syracuse, DT
Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma, DT
NFL Weekly Preseason Schedule
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Hall of Fame Week
Sun, Aug 09 Stadium Time (ET)
BUF @ TEN Fawcett Stadium 8:00 PM
Thu, Aug 13 - Stadium - Time (ET)
NE @ PHI Lincoln Financial Field 7:30 PM
WAS @ BAL M&T Bank Stadium 7:30 PM
ARI @ PIT Heinz Field 8:00 PM
DAL @ OAK Oakland Coliseum 10:00 PM
Fri, Aug 14 - Stadium - Time (ET)
STL @ NYJ Giants Stadium 7:00 PM
MIN @ IND Lucas Oil Stadium 7:30 PM
CIN @ NO Superdome 8:00 PM
DEN @ SF Candlestick Park 10:00 PM
Sat, Aug 15 - Stadium - Time (ET)
ATL @ DET Ford Field 4:00 PM
CHI @ BUF Ralph Wilson Stadium 7:00 PM
CLE @ GB Lambeau Field 8:00 PM
HOU @ KC Arrowhead Stadium 8:00 PM
TB @ TEN LP Field 8:00 PM
SEA @ SD Qualcomm Stadium 10:00 PM
Mon, Aug 17 - Stadium - Time (ET)
JAC @ MIA Land Shark Stadium 7:30 PM
CAR @ NYG Giants Stadium 8:00 PM
Thu, Aug 20 - Stadium - Time (ET)
CIN @ NE Gillette Stadium 7:30 PM
PHI @ IND Lucas Oil Stadium 8:00 PM
Fri, Aug 21 - Stadium - Time (ET)
TEN @ DAL Cowboys Stadium 8:00 PM
ATL @ STL Edward Jones Dome 8:00 PM
KC @ MIN Hubert H. Humphrey 8:00 PM
Sat, Aug 22 - Stadium - Time (ET)
CAR @ MIA Land Shark Stadium 7:30 PM
DET @ CLE Browns Stadium 7:30 PM
PIT @ WAS FedEx Field 7:30 PM
TB @ JAC Jacksonville Mun Stad 7:30 PM
BUF @ GB Lambeau Field 8:00 PM
NO @ HOU Reliant Stadium 8:00 PM
NYG @ CHI Soldier Field 8:00 PM
OAK @ SF Candlestick Park 8:15 PM
SD @ ARI Univ Phoenix Stadium 10:00 PM
DEN @ SEA Qwest Field 10:30 PM
Mon, Aug 24 - Stadium - Time (ET)
NYJ @ BAL M&T Bank Stadium 8:00 PM
Kentucky's Jeremy Jarmon Highlights Draft Class
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DE Jeremy Jarmon - #99 - 6’3” 275 lbs. - Kentucky
This is a fairly strong class of prospects headed by Kentucky DE Jeremy Jarmon who will probably be selected in the middle rounds. He is a 6’3” 275 lb.+ defender with the versatility to play either up or down in either pro front seven that makes him attractive to all 32 NFL clubs. He opted for the Supplemental Draft after the NCAA ruled he was ineligible due to a positive test for a banned substance that he claims was an unapproved dietary supplement. He is a very good athlete with size, bulk and agility. He is a tough tackler with an excellent motor who is an every down defender for either pro scheme after proving to be stout at the point of attack vs the run. He uses his hands well to separate to get off blocks and win late on the down. He plays with good leverage and can fight through the double team block. He deflects passes very well when unable to get to the passer. He is an athlete with intriguing upside and rare versatility to be an interchangeable defender on a front seven. He is a smart athlete and a hard worker who produced in the tough SEC. He needs to get stronger and show additional moves inside as a pass rusher, in addition to improving his initial quickness and explosive on the snap. At his pro day in early July, he weighed in at just over 6’3”and 278 lbs and was timed in the 4.8 range in front of over half the NFL teams. He was a three year starter for the Wildcats, earning SEC honors his final two seasons. Over the ’08 season, he mad 38 tackles with 10 TFL and 4.5 sacks. Over his career, he started 31 of 38 games with 130 tackles for 30 TFL and 17.5 sacks. He also had 12 PBU with 6 coming over his final season. As a sophomore, he was more impressive with 13 starts with 62 tackles for 13.5 TFL and 9 sacks. He is a prospect who could have been a top 50 prospect next spring with a big ’09 season. He shows fine intangibles including a bright student who despite being a late addition should be a quick study for a playbook and contribute as a rookie. He can be a key front seven defender with some development and experience and the type of defender who can be the interchangeable starter who allows his club to be flexible playing both the 3-4 and 4-3 sets. He is best suited for clubs like the Ravens, Broncos, Patriots and Dolphins where his talent could surface the earliest in his pro career. He should be a solid middle round addition and possibly as early as the 3rd round. If he falls to the 4th round area, he could become a huge steal over time. Playmaker with fine upside potential to become a core defender on his club.
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NFL Training Camp 2009 Veteran Reporting Dates/ Places
Arizona Cardinals - Flagstaff, Ariz. July 29
Atlanta Falcons - Flowery Branch, Ga. July 31
Carolina Panthers - Spartanburg, S.C. Aug 2
Chicago Bears - Bourbonnais, Ill., July 31
Dallas Cowboys - Oxnard, Ca.. July 29
Detroit Lions - Allen Park, Mich. July 31
Green Bay Packers - Green Bay, Wis. July 31
Minnesota Vikings - Mankato, Minn. July 30
New Orleans Saints - Metairie, La. July 30
New York Giants - Albany, N.Y. Aug 3
Philadelphia Eagles - Bethlehem, Pa. July 29
San Francisco 49ers - Santa Clara, Ca.. July 30
Seattle Seahawks - Kirkland, Wash. July 30
St. Louis Rams - Mequon, Wis. July 31
Tampa Bay Bucs - Lake Buena Vista, Fl. July 31
Washington Redskins - Ashburn, Va. July 29
Baltimore Ravens - Westminster, Md. July 29
Buffalo Bills - Pittsford, N.Y. July 25
Cincinnati Bengals - Georgetown, Ky. July 30
Cleveland Browns - Berea, Oh., July 31
Denver Broncos - Englewood, Colo. July 30
Houston Texans - Houston, July 31
Indianapolis Colts - Terre Haute, Ind. Aug 2
Jacksonville Jaguars - Jacksonville, Aug 2
Kansas City Chiefs - River Falls, Wis. July 31
Miami Dolphins - Davie, Fl. Aug 1
New England Patriots - Foxboro, Mass. July 29
New York Jets - Hempstead, N.Y. July 30
Oakland Raiders - Napa Valley, Ca. July 29
Pittsburgh Steelers - Latrobe, Pa. July 31
San Diego Chargers - San Diego, Ca., July 31
Tennessee Titans - Nashville, Tenn. July 30