Trent Richardson*, RB, Alabama
Height: 5-11. Weight: 220.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Consensus #1 RB, and the more I think about it, the more I think there’s a good chance he may actually fall to us this year.
Stephon Gilmore*, CB, South Carolina
Height: 6-1. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
He’s a big strong and athletic play maker. The type of CB we seem to covet. He should be able to come in and contribute right away to our secondary. Hopefully, we have as much success with him as we had with the last South Carolina CB that we drafted in the first round.
Kevin Zeitler, G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.21.
Arm: 32 1/2. Hand: 10 1/8.
Played at a big time program that has a history of producing talented NFL lineman. Is an all around solid player and one of the things I really like is he’s athletic enough to get out in front of the RB on screen and swing passes. He was really instrumental in a lot of Montee Ball’s success this year.
Josh Robinson*, CB/PR, UCF
Height: 5-10. Weight: 188.
Projected 40 Time: 4.36.
Second CB in top 3 rounds. I’ve been high on him for a while. He’s very athletic and he is super fast. He should help tremendously against the new breed of fast WR in the AFC north. Plus he brings the added element of being able to return punts. Adam Jones and Kelly Jennings are both FA and we do not know if Leon Hall will be able to contribute when (and if) he comes back, therefore I do not think it’s a reach to take two quality CB’s early.
Derek Wolfe, DE/DT, Cincinnati
Height: 6-5. Weight: 286.
Projected 40 Time: 4.92.
Arm: 32 7/8. Hand: 10 3/4.
Needed to appease the UC fans. He is very athletic and has a "great motor" (coaches speak:). He may need to add some weight if we decide to keep inside but that shouldn’t be a problem
Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.14.
We still do not know what is going to happen to with Anthony Collins and unfortunately I’m assuming he will more than likely walk this year. He can play both tackle positions and we may be even be able to have him compete for a starting guard position this year, while we continue to evaluate Andre Smith’s fate with the team in 2013.
Matt Daniels, SS, Duke
Height: 6-0. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
We all know Duke is a Basketball school but this kid actually has some game on the football field. He’s good in zone coverage, which is mostly what we need out of our safeties (like most SS, he’s still needs to work on his man coverage skills). To me, his best attributes are he is super smart and very fast (for a safety), therefore he should rarely be caught out of position.
Demario Davis, OLB, Arkansas State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 231.
Projected 40 Time: 4.62.
He’s another athletic player from a small school who has a huge upside. He has very good speed and seemed to perform well at the senior bowl against better competition.
Dyrell Roberts, WR/KR, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-2. Weight: 189.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
The kind of guy I like to take a shot on in the later rounds. He needs some development as a WR but has all the physical tools. He’s very very athletic and even plays faster than his 4.4 - 40 time suggest. He missed almost all of last year with a broken arm and was actually in the process of transitioning from RB to WR. Therefore, he’s still really going to need some time to develop at the position. But again, he has very good size and great speed and could be a great find in the last round because he’s electric when he’s healthy and has the ball in his hands.
Side Note: Derek Wolfe and Levy Adcock draft positions are very hard to predict. They both seemed to be graded anywhere from the 2nd to the 6th and even 7th round depending on varoius mock sites, therefore I just slotted them both in the middle rounds.