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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Round 2

Posted 04-02-2008 at 10:52 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:18 AM by hagan714

4. Jerod Mayo, Tennessee, 6013, 242, 4.54

Mayo is an outstanding physical specimen. He possesses great speed and agility and shows good strength and explosiveness as well. He has been very productive and made a smooth transition from OLB to ILB in 2007, where his athleticism has served him well. Mayo covers a lot of ground, as evidenced by his high number of tackles ( 140 tackles -- 79 solo). He's explosive off the ball, which makes him an effective blitzer and he's capable as a run...
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OLB in the 2008 Draft: Rounds 1

Posted 03-30-2008 at 11:07 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:18 AM by hagan714

1. Keith Rivers, USC, 6022, 241, 4.60

Rivers has the size and speed combination that NFL scouts love in outside linebacker prospects. Excellent athleticism with a good frame and long arms. Rivers plays sideline to sideline from his weak-side outside linebacker position. He is quick, agile and works through the trash and traffic well. Rivers is great in backside pursuit and has great lateral speed. Great speed. with a burst to close. Aggressive and plays with an attitude. A big hitter...
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CB in the 2008 Draft: Rounds 4/5

Posted 03-24-2008 at 09:24 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:12 AM by hagan714

17. Patrick Lee, Auburn, 6000, 200, 4.53, 15, (CB/S)

Patrick Lee had to wait until his senior season before he was able to land the starting role for good. After waiting behind the likes of David Irons, he burst onto the scene in 2007 with 55 tackles and 4 picks. Lee has outstanding size and speed at the position. A great natural athlete, he has fluid hips to turn and run vertically. He's able to stick the larger receivers and has the leaping ability to neutralize any advantage they...
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CB in the 2008 Draft: the rest 3/4

Posted 03-24-2008 at 09:18 PM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:13 AM by hagan714

12. Dwight Lowery, San Jose St., 5111, 201, 4.47, 16, 33.5 (CB/S)

One of the better cover corners in the nation who wisely decided to return to school for his senior season. An absolute ball hawk. Can track the ball and come out of nowhere to make the interception. Lowery has very good size with long arms and very good hands for interceptions. Lowery is very athletic, having a uncanny field awareness and has the ability to mirror a WR. Can take the best receiver and close him down....
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CB in the 2008 Draft: Round 2

Posted 03-12-2008 at 11:39 AM by hagan714
Updated 06-12-2008 at 07:14 AM by hagan714

7. Charles Godfrey, Iowa, 5116, 208, 4.44 (CB/S)

Godfrey, a senior from Iowa, is one of the bigger corner back prospects in the country. He is a well-seasoned corner who possesses all the skills necessary to succeed at the next level. Godfrey has the excellent size with a solid frame and long arms to jam receivers at the line, even at the next level. Physical from beginning to end. Jams receivers and knocks off their routes. Godfrey is not only big and strong, but he's as fast in...
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