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TOP DE PROSPECTS

Postby HEROHAMO » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:03 am



Pos. Rank Overall Rise/Fall Player Pos School Ht. Wt. 40 Proj Rd
1 7 Gaines Adams DE Clemson 6-5 258 4.64 1
2 12 Adam Carriker DE Nebraska 6-6 296 4.90 1
3 18 *Jamaal Anderson DE Arkansas 6-6 288 4.77 1
4 31 *Jarvis Moss DE Florida 6-7 250 4.70 1-2
5 32 Ray McDonald DE Florida 6-4 276 4.88 1-2
6 38 *Charles Johnson DE Georgia 6-2 270 4.84 1-2
7 41 Anthony Spencer DE Purdue 6-3 261 4.70 2
8 43 LaMarr Woodley DE Michigan 6-2 266 4.74 2
9 48 Ikaika Alama-Francis DE Hawaii 6-5 280 4.78 2
10 52 Tim Crowder DE Texas 6-4 272 4.69 2
11 58 Victor Abiamiri DE Notre Dame 6-4 267 4.80 2-3
12 74 Quentin Moses DE Georgia 6-5 261 4.82 2-3
13 95 Dan Bazuin DE Central Michigan 6-3 266 4.77 3
14 112 Baraka Atkins DE Miami 6-5 271 4.69 3-4
15 128 Jay Moore DE Nebraska 6-5 274 4.92 4
16 146 Ryan McBean DE Oklahoma State 6-5 286 4.98 4-5
17 163 Brian Robison DE Texas 6-3 259 4.67 5
18 181 Noland Burchette DE Virginia Tech 6-2 259 4.73 5-6
19 209 Jacob Ford DE Central Arkansas 6-4 249 4.65 6
20 214 Xzavie Jackson DE Missouri 6-3 278 4.92 6
21 246 CJ Ah You DE Oklahoma 6-4 274 4.70 6-7
22 253 Chase Pittman DE LSU 6-5 270 4.98 6-7
23 277 Mkristo Bruce DE Washington State 6-6 268 5.00 7
24 284 *Antwan Applewhite DE San Diego State 6-3 250 4.73 7-FA
25 293 Greg Peterson DE North Carolina Central 6-5 286 4.76 7-FA
26 329 Jay Richardson DE Ohio State 6-6 279 5.00
27 369 Victor DeGrate DE Oklahoma State 6-3 249 4.77
28 407 Marquies Gunn DE Auburn 6-4 266 4.80
29 443 Larry Birdine DE Oklahoma 6-4 261 5.02
30 457 Abraham Wright DE Colorado 6-2 242 4.90
31 465 Jason Trusnik DE Ohio Northern 6-4 249 4.67
32 484 Rondell Biggs DE Michigan 6-2 269 4.87
33 496 *Jason Jack DE Texas A&M 6-4 265 4.93 [/code]
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Postby HEROHAMO » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:25 am

Obviously this is a real team need. Most likely priority number one.

We all know the top prospects.

1.Gaines Adams
2.Jamal Anderson
3. Adam Carriker

If we aquire second round pick.

1. Jarvis Moss
2. Lamar Woodley
3. Quentin Moses //// These three guys are explosive and very strong players. They are more of hybrid LB/DE type players.
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Postby funbuncher » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:41 am

Check out these numbers Gaines Adams put up last year compared to Anthony Spencer:

Gaines Adams - Clemson
DE | (6' 5", 258, 4.64)
2006 - 62 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

Anthony Spencer - Purdue
DE | (6' 3", 261, 4.70)
2006 - 93 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.

To break that down, Spencer's 93 tackles in 13 games is just over 7 per game. He gets about a sack per game, and forces a fumble almost every other!

Now I didn't watch either of these guys play a single down last year, so I don't have any strong opinions on either one. Anyone actually watch these 2 guys play in college? How bout some input from someone "in the know" besides Scouts Inc, ESPN, and Pete Prisco :roll:

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Postby HEROHAMO » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:16 pm

funbuncher wrote:Check out these numbers Gaines Adams put up last year compared to Anthony Spencer:

Gaines Adams - Clemson
DE | (6' 5", 258, 4.64)
2006 - 62 total tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

Anthony Spencer - Purdue
DE | (6' 3", 261, 4.70)
2006 - 93 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery.

To break that down, Spencer's 93 tackles in 13 games is just over 7 per game. He gets about a sack per game, and forces a fumble almost every other!

Now I didn't watch either of these guys play a single down last year, so I don't have any strong opinions on either one. Anyone actually watch these 2 guys play in college? How bout some input from someone "in the know" besides Scouts Inc, ESPN, and Pete Prisco :roll:
Anthony Spencer is an excellent prospect. I would mind picking him up in second round if we aquire one.
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Postby funbuncher » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:53 pm

Turns out those 26.5 tackles for loss was the top total in Div I-A. :shock:

He is 2 inches shorter than Adams, slightly heavier with the same speed. A lot of mocks have him late first, some mid second. Scouts Inc has him rated as the 36th best overall prospect. In a perfect scenario, I would like to trade down and grab a free falling Alan Branch AND Spencer. \:D/ yea, right! Or maybe Spencer and Merriweather or Spencer and the best remaining DT, maybe a Tank Tyler or Turk McBride (Go Big Orange).

So far we have no Boilermakers roaming the site here with input, so back to Scouts Inc we go...

Strengths: An explosive up-the-field player. Displays very good first-step quickness and top-end speed. Also possesses closing burst to turn the corner as a perimeter pass rusher in the NFL. His motor never stopped running as a senior and it seems that the "light finally came on" in terms of his technique and recognition skills. He plays the run hard and will give great effort pursuing from the backside. Displays good strength for his size. He shows good catch-up speed and is a powerful hitter.

Weaknesses: Lacks ideal size; somewhat on the shorter side with just adequate bulk. Might struggle to get off of blocks as quickly versus bigger NFL lineman. He is quick and fast, but he doesn't possess great change-of-direction skills. He needs to continue to improve his array of pass rush moves. He will overextend at times and will take himself out of some running plays, as a result. He shows stiffness in his hips and will be limited in terms of dropping into coverage in the NFL.

Overall: Spencer arrived at Purdue in 2002 and was redshirted. In 2003 as a redshirt freshman, he tore some foot ligaments during spring practice which limited him early on but he then saw action in 10 of 13 games as a reserve defensive end and on special teams, posting six total tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss. Spencer won a starting spot for all 12 contests in 2004 and recorded 33 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. In 2005, he once again started every game (11) for Purdue and registered 23 tackles including 7.5 for loss, three sacks, one fumble recovery, and three forced fumbles. In 14 games during the 2006 season, Spencer made 93 total tackles, 26.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, five forced fumbles, blocked one kick, and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team.
Spencer turned in a monster season as a senior in 2006. In fact, very few prospects improved their stock as much as Spencer did over the course of the last year. After combining for 17.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks through his first three seasons, Spencer notched 26.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks as a senior. While some consider him a 'tweener defensive end/outside linebacker, we're not convinced he's athletic enough to play linebacker in the NFL. His best fit most likely will be as a 4-3 defensive end in a one-gap scheme similar to the Colts'. Regardless, Spencer should come off the board late in the first or early in the second round.



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