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2012 NFL Draft - Top Undrafted Players 26-50
Boise State QB Kellen Moore
Boise State QB Kellen Moore
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Posted Apr 28, 2012


Who are the best players still left on the board after seven rounds?



2012 NFL Draft

Top Free Agents - 26-50


2012 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami | New England | NY Jets
WEST Denver | Kansas CityOakland | San Diego
NORTH Baltimore | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh
SOUTH Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tennessee

2012 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants | Philadelphia | Washington
WEST Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis
NORTH Chicago | Detroit | Green Bay | Minnesota
SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | Tampa Bay    

Round-By-Round Picks & Analysis Round 1 | Round 2
Round 3 | Round 4 | Round 5 | Round 6 | Round 7 

Top 75 Undrafted Players
No. 1 to 25 | No. 26 to 50 | No. 51 to 75   

26. S Aaron Henry, Wisconsin (FS) 6-0, 208
CFN Overall Ranking: 164

Fast, athletic, and versatile, Henry can work in a variety of areas and, at worst, will likely be a good nickel and dime defender who can see time at corner or as a free safety. He’s not going to blast anyone with his tackling ability and he’ll get run over and through from time to time, but he’s okay in open space and is a willing defender. Not physical, though, he’s not a strong safety and he’s not going to provide a whole bunch of help in run support. He’ll be at his best when he’s helping out in pass coverage, with the smarts and the ability to see plays well before they happen and the wheels to get to the ball when it’s in the air. Staying on the field will be a problem – he’s not really built to hold up over a full NFL season – but he’s a leader who’ll make a team because of his work ethic and athleticism.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

27. S Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt (SS) 6-3, 216
CFN Overall Ranking: 167

Will the tremendous performance at the NFL Combine translate into NFL production? Not only is he big with the size to hold up against any receiver, but he’s very, very fast, ripping off a corner-like 4.49 in Indianapolis and proved to be one of the fastest safeties in the short drills. Throw in the 22 reps on the bench, and everything is in place skill-wise. Smart, tough, and a proven veteran, there’s plenty of upside. However, he’s better in workouts than he is an NFL football player. A defensive coach with talent should be able to take Richardson’s ability and turn him into a playmaker, but getting stronger against the run is a must and he isn’t nearly as smooth in pass coverage as he was around the cones.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

28. OG Antoine McClain, Clemson 6-6, 329
CFN Overall Ranking: 176

Very, very big and very thick, he has a huge frame and a tremendous wingspan making him tough to get around. A blaster of a run blocker, he engulfs defenders and destroys them when working in a phone booth. With no need to light a fire under him, he’s always going to do what’s needed to improve. However, he gets pushed around a bit too much considering his size and his ability, and that comes from his raw strength. He needs to hit the weights hard to get functionally stronger. Forget about him as a tackle and he’s not an athlete in any way, but the sky might be the limit if he’s put in a power-blocking scheme.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

29. DE Jacquies Smith, Missouri 6-2, 253
CFN Overall Ranking: 180

Very smart and self-motivated, he’ll always work and he’ll do what’s needed to make a team and become a factor. While he’s not all that big, he’s a blur off the edge and he’s devastating when he has gets a bead on a ball-carrier or a quarterback with great finishing skills – occasionally. He was a good college player, but not an elite one. Even so, he’ll be a pass rushing specialist. Able to work as an outside linebacker or a poor man’s Von Miller-like playmaker on the outside, he could find a role if he gets a chance. Size is the problem with no room to get any bigger and he’ll be flattened by any NFL tackle.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

30. OG Rishaw Johnson, California (Pa.) 6-4, 313
CFN Overall Ranking: 183

The raw talent is there with great size and good on-field fire to finish his man and keep him on the ground. Quick, he can fit in just about any system and find a home, and there’s a chance he could be a major steal if someone can get past all the character concerns. He got booted from Ole Miss for a violation of team rules, and he didn’t help himself with a confusing Combine with mistake after mistake. While he probably would’ve grown into a strong SEC player with the right development, he got by at the lower level by simply being better than everyone else. Once he got to the Senior Bowl, though, he was dominated at times. Some will probably have him completely off their draft boards, but if someone is patient there’s a lot to work with.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

31. QB Kellen Moore, Boise State 6-0, 197
CFN Overall Ranking: 186

Way too small with no arm and no athleticism, the pro skills are woefully lacking. Moore has always been great at overcoming appearances and preconceived notions, but he just might not fit in the NFL. A magical college player with a knack for coming up with the right throw at the right time, he’s a peerless winner who’s a far better football player than his tools might suggest. No, he’s not Ken Dorsey with a slew of pro stars surrounding him; he made a mediocre receiving corps shine last season. As accurate as any passer in the draft, he could forge a great career as a reserve who’ll be ready to step off the bench and deliver for a short stretch. He’ll never be a high-level starter, and there’s a rock-hard ceiling on what he can do and become, but there are worse things than making a living holding a clipboard.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

32. WR Eric Page, Toledo (Jr.) 5-9, 186
CFN Overall Ranking: 192

A terrific MAC star who did a little of everything, he was an unstoppable force at times even when defense keyed on him, and he proved throughout his career that he could be solid return man. Quicker and faster on tape than he is in workouts, he ran a way-too-slow mid-4.5 for a player of his size. Short and already as big as he’s going to get, this is it for his body type. However, he handled himself fine despite getting the ball in a variety of ways and being used over and over again. Not athletic enough, he doesn’t have the elite tools to be a factor. Even so, he’s a versatile enough pure football player to take a late round shot on and hope he makes a team as a returner.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

33. RB Lennon Creer, Louisiana Tech 5-11, 219
CFN Overall Ranking: 193

A much better football player than a workout warrior, he killed his draft stock with a brutal 4.71 at the Combine and a not-much-better 4.69 in drills. With his lack of speed and his size he looks like a fullback and needs to carve out a niche as a power runner right away. Always productive, he was good enough to be a top recruit at Tennessee and was terrific for Louisiana Tech, and he has the hands to catch the ball on third downs, but again, the work might come as a fullback if he can somehow toughen up his overall style. He’ll have to humble up a bit and realize he won’t be a feature back, and he’ll have to do all the dirty work to make a roster. He simply doesn’t have the raw tools to make a roster without showing something special in some way early in a camp.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

34. ILB Chris Galippo, USC 6-2, 241
CFN Overall Ranking: 194

A tough interior defender, he has the work ethic and the talent to potentially be a big-time sleeper. While the straight-line speed isn’t there, he’s tremendously quick and cuts shockingly well for a player of his size. A pure football player, he’ll run through a wall to make a play and brings a great attitude as well as terrific sideline-to-sideline skills. However, he wasn’t healthy at USC with a back issue with surgeries keeping him from doing anything great; he wasn’t able to dominate and wasn’t a star. Even so, there’s just enough upside and just enough positives to potentially make him a good tackler in the right system. Again, though, staying healthy is going to be a concern.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

35. TE Kevin Koger, Michigan 6-4, 262
CFN Overall Ranking: 195

There’s plenty of upside and he could be a nice mid-round sleeper depending on the coaching and the system. Even though he never had a top passing quarterback throwing his way he still did a nice job of making himself a part of the passing game. While he’s not fast, he does a decent job with the ball in his hands and he should be great around the goal line. A decent blocker, in a class full of tight ends who can’t hit anyone he’ll stand out and will be functional. His boom potential comes from more polish as a receiver. He needs to camp out with a JUGS machine and learn to not fight the ball, but he could become a nice pick with time.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

36. DT Brett Roy, Nevada 6-3, 275
CFN Overall Ranking: 197

A tweener who doesn’t quite fit a normal tackle spot, he’ll have to carve out a niche as an interior pass rusher and a high-motor guy who makes things happen when he gets his chances. Either a 3-4 end of a 4-3 specialist, he could be a third down terror with a great burst off the ball and the energy to work for a play. Extremely productive, he was camped out in WAC backfields and couldn’t be stopped. But this is it in terms of his tools. 275 pounds is about it, and while he’s strong, he’ll get shoved around against the run. He’ll need the right fit, but he could come up with a long career as a key reserve.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

37. DE Donte Paige-Moss, North Carolina (Jr.) 6-4, 268
CFN Overall Ranking: 198

Everything depends on how quickly he can return from a torn ACL late in the season. Anyone who takes him will have to wait at least a year before the payoff comes, but there’s reason to stow him away. Tall and with a great frame, he’s a lean end with the potential to add a bit more good weight, and he could do that with the time off. Before he got hurt he was able to zip into the backfield with terrific athletic ability. Even though he might not look like it, he’s not bad against the run and holds up well. But as he tries to get back to 100%, will he work to make himself into a top player? There are mega-character concerns about his want-to and he never seemed to improve, but it he wants it, he should become a great prospect in a few years.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

38. C Quentin Saulsberry, Mississippi State 6-3, 304
CFN Overall Ranking: 206

Part guard and part center, he could end up playing anywhere in the interior. He has a good, strong SEC body with a nice frame that could handle a bit more weight to end up moving to right guard and filling a spot. However, it’ll take some time and a lot of work. Getting stronger is a must and he doesn’t generate enough of a push on a regular basis, but he moves well enough to get by. A good college player, but not elite, he’ll be a functional blocker who’ll be used in a variety of ways as a key reserve.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

39. WR Jermaine Kearse, Washington 6-1, 209
CFN Overall Ranking: 207

With nice size and good enough speed to get by, the tools are good enough to work with to hope for growth into a decent playmaker. There isn’t any one thing he can do at a high-level in terms of athleticism, but he’s a fighter, a blocker, and will do all the little things a coach wants. The biggest problem is that he was just okay at Washington, rolling for a huge day in the Alamo Bowl shootout against Baylor for his lone 100-yard performance last season. There’s enough talent to give him a long look in a camp, but he doesn’t have any standout skills and could be an easy and quick cut.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

40. C Mason Cloy, Clemson 6-3, 297
CFN Overall Ranking: 208

A nice leader for a talented line and a great offense, Cloy was the unsung main man for the Tigers. While he’s not all that big and he has to get functionally stronger, he could move to guard in the right system and could be great in a zone-blocking scheme. Good on the move and great at getting to the second level, he has good potential. However, he’s not a big-time run blocker and might not be more than a good swing player. He’s good at a lot of things, but he’s not elite in any one area.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

41 S Sean Cattouse, California (FS/SS) 6-2, 211
CFN Overall Ranking: 209

With good size, he’s a thumper who can get physical with the stronger receivers and has the size and the height to match up well in a variety of roles. Good against the run, he’s a tough player who makes up for too many missed stops by coming up with a big pop here and there. Not fast, running a miserable 4.73 at the Combine, he’ll get torched by the speedier receivers and doesn’t have the raw wheels to be left on an island in any way. The bigger question, though, will be how much he wants to improve. There’s a concern about what he can do at an NFL level, and he’ll have to learn the ropes for a while as a special teamer before being a regular as a defensive back. Even so, his size is intriguing.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

42. OT John Cullen, Utah 6-5, 297
CFN Overall Ranking: 210

Quick and athletic, he’s a pass blocker who’ll have few problems with average speed rushers. He might not have much in the way of straight-line speed, but he’s good laterally and does a good job of attacking and not letting an end make a move. The problem is his body with little bulk and no room to get much bigger. While he’s athletic, he’s not so quick that he can’t be blown past by the better, more creative ends. A zone blocker, he’s not going to blast anyone off the ball, but he’ll be good if asked to simply wall-off defenders either as a guard or a tackle. He’s the type of lineman who isn’t for everyone, but could be had on the cheap for the right team and the right spot.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

43. OT Landon Walker, Clemson 6-5, 301
CFN Overall Ranking: 213

With the type of attitude and self-starting ability to be exactly what a coaching staff wants, he’ll get several benefits of the doubt by working his tail off to find a role on the line. A fighter and a scrapper, he’ll fight to get his man blocked and he’s smart; he doesn’t make a slew of mistakes. Big, he has a great frame but he isn’t huge and he’s not going to get much bigger. With no athleticism he’s a right tackle only and can’t be thought of on the left side, but he makes up for his issues with hustle. While he doesn’t necessarily have the tools, he’s a good football player who could be a nice late-round flier.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round

44. CB Cliff Harris, Oregon (Jr.) 5-11, 175
CFN Overall Ranking: 215

A terrific college player when he was able to get on the field, he has a slew of blazing red flags that might make him undraftable on some boards. The knucklehead streak is his biggest problem, getting nailed for a variety of issues and didn’t take advantage of chance after chances. His character concerns are one thing, but the 4.63 40 time was absolutely disastrous to his draft stock. Considering he’s a rail-thin 175 pounds on a 5-11 frame, he has to play faster than he timed. A tremendous special teamer and return man at Oregon, and a difference maker in the secondary, his tape is great and will be a good late round, no-second-chance flier.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

45. DE Jamie Blatnick, Oklahoma State 6-3, 263
CFN Overall Ranking: 216

Extremely strong for his size, he’s going to be seen as an outside linebacker who can also see time on the end, and vice versa. Smart, outside of an awful mistake in a bar fight that got him into a heap of legal problems, he doesn’t make any on-field errors and always seems to be in the right plays at the right time. Not fast enough, he doesn’t have any special physical tools to be a standout in the pros. However, he’s a football player who has the right attitude and temperament to be a factor. He’s the type of prospect that some defensive coordinator falls in love with because of the motor and intangibles, takes him in the middle rounds, and then becomes a quick camp cut.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

46. OLB Adrian Hamilton, Prairie View A&M 6-2, 246
CFN Overall Ranking: 221

The small school superstar could be one of the most intriguing mid-to-late round sleeper picks. Originally he was set to go to Oklahoma State, went to Texas Tech, couldn’t get his grades right, and ended up going the JUCO route to Prairie View A&M where he grew into an unstoppable pass rusher. The quickness is there, the playmaking ability is there, and the potential is there to become a dominant specialist with a little bit of work. However, he’s already 24 and he’ll be a one-trick defender who can get to the quarterback and get to the quarterback only. If he can’t do that in a camp, he’ll be a quick cut.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

47. S Eddie Pleasant, Oregon (SS) 5-10, 211
CFN Overall Ranking: 223

A rock-solid tackler who’ll beat people up and seems to relish getting physical. Great against the run, he’s like another linebacker and has no problem mixing things up. A pure strong safety, he’ll be great against power running teams and he should be able to blast receivers coming from across the middle. However, he doesn’t move all that well and he’s not going to be a free safety in any way. He’s a better athlete than he gets credit for and can move a bit, but he’s mostly going to be used in specific situations. Pass coverage will be a problem and can get burned deep, and he doesn’t have the overall athleticism to hang with the better receivers, but he can make a team as a special teamer and a decent cog in a secondary rotation.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

48. OG Derek Dennis, Temple 6-3, 315
CFN Overall Ranking: 224

With a nice body type and with a frame that carries his weight well, he looks the part and has just enough quickness to kick out to right tackle is needed. Great in small spaces, he wins the fights in the interior and he’s good at blowing up his man when he gets his hands on a guy. Consistency is a problem and makes a few too many mistakes, and he doesn’t do enough on the move – he got slower after a torn ACL a few years ago - and he has to get his technique down on every play. Versatility could keep him on a roster, but he’ll likely be a key swing backup rather than a lock-down blocker at one guard job.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

49. S Tysyn Hartman, Kansas State (FS) 6-3, 208
CFN Overall Ranking: 225

While he has great size and he can come up with big pops with great tackling skills, there are concerns. He’s not all that fast and might not have enough athleticism to do much when the ball is in the air. The problem is that he doesn’t really fit a defined role; he’s too slow to be a free safety and better in space against receivers with the ball, he doesn’t exactly fit as a strong safety who’ll load up against the run. There might be limitations, but he’s a baller of a football player and could make a team as a good special teamer and a top nickel and dime defender. His ball skills are just good enough that he could put up nice interception numbers in a limited role.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round

50. TE Nick Provo, Syracuse 6-3, 237
CFN Overall Ranking: 227

A strong receiver, he grew into the job last year and showed the ability to become a go-to target. While he might not time well or be a workout star, he’s football fast and he looks the part on the field. Just athletic enough to cause a few matchup problems, he could find a role as a third down producer who moves the chains on short-to-midrange throws. Blocking isn’t a plus, but he doesn’t shy away from contact and he’ll do whatever is needed to make a play. There’s upside considering there isn’t a big body of work thanks to a slew of injury issues, but he’s used to being a part of a pro attack and he could be a find if he hits the weights a bit.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

Top 75 Undrafted Players
No. 1 to 25 | No. 26 to 50 | No. 51 to 75