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2008 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Seven
Auburn OT King Dunlap
Auburn OT King Dunlap
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 25, 2008


Who went where in Round Seven of the 2008 NFL Draft? From the collegiate perspective, here are the breakdowns of every pick for every team.



2008 NFL Draft - Seventh Round

- 2008 NFL Draft Breakdown and Analysis
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  ROUND 7
# Pick Team
1 208 Chicago (from trade)  Ervin Baldwin, DE Michigan State
A nice player, but nothing special, Baldwin got on the map with a big pro day running a 4.62. While he doesn't have the ideal size, he's an interesting pass rushing prospect who needs to develop into a more complete player. Worth a flier, he'll have to show right away in camp that he can get into the backfield. 
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
2 209 Green Bay (from trade)  Matt Flynn, QB LSU
A total gamer who has a great arm and good running skills. He's a fantastic leader and a winner who'll do whatever it takes to get a team moving. However, he needs work and he isn't a consistent NFL-caliber passer. Smart enough to be a career backup, he'll make a lot of money bouncing around the league for ten years.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
 CFN Position Rank: 12
3 210 Kansas City  Brian Johnston, DE Gardner-Webb 
At 6-5 and 271 pounds he's a big end who was ultra-productive at the lower level earning the Big South Defensive Player of the Year honor two seasons in a row. He's not fast and he needs a lot of developing and polish, and even then he likely won't have NFL skills.

CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
4 211 NY Jets  Nate Garner, OT Arkansas
HUGE. At 6-6 and 335 pounds, he has the size to be a powerful right tackle and could even be moved inside a little bit, but he's a developmental prospect. With no athleticism whatsoever, he'll be ripped apart if he ever has to face a speed rusher. He has potential as a big-time run blocker.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 29
5 212 Atlanta   Wilrey Fontenot, CB Arizona
The problem is his size, or lack of it. He has good speed, but he's only about 5-8 and didn't do well with good-sized receivers in college and won't be able to handle any NFL receiver bigger than six-feet. He plays bigger than his size against the run, but he'll only be used in nickel and dime packages.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
6 213 Jacksonville (from trade) Chauncey Washington, RB USC
While he had some good post-season workouts to get on the draft map, he never showed the talent he was supposed to have at USC. A baby-soft inside runner considering his 210-pound body, he also lacks the speed to do anything flashy. However, there is an upside. If he really wants to work at it and really gets fired up about being a possible pro back, he could eventually be a No. 3 back. Eventually.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round  
CFN Position Rank: 25
7 214 San Francisco  Larry Grant, OLB Ohio State
A JUCO transfer who did a decent job on the outside last year for the Buckeyes, he's a tough run stopper who holds up well against anyone no matter what the size. However, he's not all that big and doesn't have quite enough speed and athleticism to be a weakside defender in the pros.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 41
8 215 Baltimore Justin Harper, WR Virginia Tech
With 6-3, 220-pound size and decent speed, he has the package of goods, but it never came together on a consistent basis at the collegiate level. Not a big fan of contact, he doesn't use his size as well as he should and he isn't polished as a receiver. He doesn't do any one thing at an NFL level and is purely a prospect on his measurables.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
9 216 Detroit   Landon Cohen, DT Ohio
Too small at around six-feet and 280 pounds, he's a good athlete who was a solid producer at the MAC level. He's just not big enough to be a regular pro tackle. He's not enough of an interior pass rusher to be a regular in a rotation, but he could be worth developing.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 31
10 217 Green Bay (from trade)  Brett Swain, WR San Diego State
With a nice combination of size and quickness, the hope is for Swain to blossom as a pro after a mediocre college career. He was consistent, but he doesn't do any one thing particularly well and is a deep, deep flier. While he was the Aztecs' top receiver last year, Chaz Schillens is the better prospect.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
11 218 Detroit (from trade)  Caleb Campbell, SS Army
A superior tackling machine, he was the Army defense for the last few years and a tough defender who did a little of everything well. More like a smallish linebacker at 6-2 and 229 pounds, he hits like it. Not the best athlete, he struggles in coverage and missed a lot of plays by trying to do everything. He's a leader and a hard worker, but he'll have to show something special right away to stay on a team.
CFN Projection: Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: 25
12 219 Buffalo  Demetrius Bell, OT Northwestern State
Karl Malone's son (yes, that Karl Malone) delivers (sorry about that) well for the passing game with good quickness in a 6-5, 300-pound frame. He's not a physical enough blocker to plug in right away and will need to be in a zone-blocking scheme to have any chance of getting on the field in the next few years. He needs to get bigger and stronger, but he doesn't have the room to do it.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round to Seventh Round 
 CFN Position Rank: 23
13 220 Denver  Josh Barrett, SS Arizona State
4.36. Barrett was a decent prospect at 6-2 and 223 pounds with strong run stopping skills, and he showed the versatility to play either safety spot, and then he ripped off a 4.36 40 and his stock jumped through the roof. Now he has to play up to his measurables. He had a weird senior season as he didn't play well at times, disappeared for long stretches in games, and then came up with just enough big moments to leave everyone wanting more. On athleticism alone he'll be a great pickup, but he'll need a kick in the pants from time to time.
CFN Projection: Second Round 
 CFN Position Rank: 4
14 221 Carolina   Hilee Taylor, DE/LB North Carolina
The classic tweener, Taylor is way too small to be an end but has too much pass rushing ability to not be considered for an outside job in a 3-4. He's not good enough against the run and he's not quite special enough to warrant a long look at linebacker if he's not getting into the backfield.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 28
15 222 Chicago  Chester Adams, OG/OT Georgia
He's versatile enough to play either tackle or guard, but he's not good enough to be a regular at either spot. He has the size, he has the strength, and he has the athleticism, but he doesn't always play up to his measurables. He was a good college player who earned enough respect to be a captain, but he didn't dominate like he should've.
CFN Projection:
Fifth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 13
16 223 Houston   Alex Brink, QB Washington State
Smart, tough, and experienced, he'll be a great practice player and a fine No. 3 quarterback who'll generate buzz in the preseason every year he sticks around. He's not huge and he doesn't have the most efficient delivery, but he can bomb away and put up good numbers at a high level.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round or Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: 15
17 224 Buffalo   Steve Johnson, WR Kentucky
With nice size and just enough speed to get by, he could be a good third or fourth receiver in a rotation. He's still extremely raw as he's still learning the ins and outs of how to be a receiver, but he had some big moments in big SEC games. The upside is there to become a steal with a little bit of patience.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 45
18 225 Arizona    Brandon Keith, OT/OG Northern Iowa
A long and rocky college career, including a short stint at Oklahoma, ended at UNI where he became dominant on an elite FCS team. At 6-5 and 343 pounds, he could become a guard and has more overall talent and was more productive than fellow Panther tackle, Chad Rinehart. He'll likely be a versatile backup able to play almost anywhere in a pinch.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 19
19 226 Oakland     Chaz Schillens, WR San Diego State
Schillens is a flier on speed. He didn't do much of anything in college, and was a disappointment considering his potential, but at 6-4 and 208 pounds with 4.39 wheels, the measurables are there to warrant a chance. He needs to learn how to run routes and be a crisper all-around target.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 39
20 227 Denver  Peyton Hillis, FB Arkansas
His money will be made as a receiver. A decent blocker, but not a special one, and not an NFL power runner, he'll find a role as a receiver out of the backfield.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 2
21 228 St. Louis (from trade)  Chris Chamberlain, LB Tulsa
Undraftable until he came up with a whale of a pro day. Chamberlain is tremendously athletic and was an ultra-productive defender for the Golden Hurricane. Too small to play linebacker, stretched out to get to 226 pounds, and he needs to prove he can be fast enough in the secondary to warrant further development as a safety.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
22 229 Tennessee  Cary Williams, CB Washburn
A good producer at the D-II level, Williams has good 6-1, 185-pound size and the return ability to be versatile enough to be a jack-of-all-trades. He's not elite fast and he had a slew of issues when it came time to go to school and ended up transferring from Fordham to Washburn. He could be a steal if character issues aren't a problem.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
23 230 Philadelphia   King Dunlap, OT Auburn
If he plays every game and every down like he looks, he'll be a dominator. He's a tall, strong, quick 6-8 and 310 pounds, but he doesn't play up to his talent level and got the hook last year when he should've been crushing and killing.. If he decides he wants to be a top pro and if a coaching staff can fire him up and show him how to be a Pro Bowl blocker, it could happen for him. He's a chance on greatness.
CFN Projection: Third Round  
CFN Position Rank: 13
24 231 Cleveland     Alex Hall, DE St. Augustine's
The former tight end has a ton of potential if he gets into an NFL weight-room and if he has a coach looking to spend the time to work on the basic skills. At 6-5 and 219 pounds, he has a lot of room to get bigger and stronger, but he's a very quick producer, at least at the lower level, who has to turn himself into a harder worker. Basically, he has to become a gym rat.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 23
25 232 Atlanta  Keith Zinger, TE LSU
He's just a blocker; nothing more. At 6-3 and 270 pounds he could grow into a bigger third tackle in jumbo formations, but he also has decent enough hands to be used more on short passes than he was at LSU. He doesn't have the speed, running a painfully slow 5.11, to be a regular receiver.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
26 233 Seattle  Justin Forsett, RB California
More J.J. Arrington than Marshawn Lynch, Forsett's a smallish, quick back who came through with a nice senior season even when the team went into the tank. He's not big and isn't fast enough to be a difference maker scatback, but he can be a change of pace runner who'll need to do something special right away in camp to stick. He can't be used as a regular runner.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round to Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: 21
27 234 San Diego  Corey Clark, OT/OG Texas A&M
A big body at 6-6 and 310 pounds, he can push people around and is decent for the running game. He's not an athlete and can't pass protect at an NFL level, and he doesn't play nearly as physical on a consistent basis as he probably should. He'll be better if he moves inside to guard.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 28
28 235 Seattle (from trade)  Brandon Coutu, PK Georgia
If he can be consistent from inside the 40, he can be the type of bomber who becomes a true difference maker. With unlimited range, he can bomb away from anywhere and has the makeup to be a go-to performer in the clutch. The main problem is a hamstring that's been a problem throughout his career.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 1
29 236 Indianapolis  Jamey Richard, C/OT Buffalo
A great three-year starter who dominated at the MAC level, he's a 100% motor guy who always finishes his blocks and always looks for someone to hit hard. He needs work on his technique and he'll need to be broken down and built back up again by an NFL coaching staff if he's going to be a tackle, and he's a bit too tall and lanky at 6-5 and 294 pounds to be a prototype center. Even so, he'll stick on a team as a backup.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 7
30 237 New Orleans (from trade)  Adrian Arrington, WR Michigan
At 6-2 and 202 pounds with 4.58 speed, he has a good size/speed ratio and he looks the part of an NFL receiver. Very physical, he'll block, make catches in traffic, and will beat up smaller defensive backs. However, he's not a natural receiver and he doesn't use his speed to his advantage. He also has off-the-field character issues to get past.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round to Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 28
31 238 Tampa Bay (from trade)  Cory Boyd, RB South Carolina
A hard runner who isn't afraid to mix it up and get dirty, he'll do whatever is needed and won't be afraid to throw his body around as a blocker. Off-the-field issues kept him from ever reaching his potential at South Carolina, but he'll be a good NFL practice player who'll be a key special teamer and will have one or two games a year where he looks like a possible starter.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 22
32 239 Kansas City  Mike Merritt, TE UCF
Just a blocker, the 6-3, 270-pounder is a developmental project as a potential tackle. He doesn't have much room to get bigger, but he could get up to 285 pounds and be used in jumbo formations and two-tight end sets.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
33 240 Baltimore   Allen Patrick, RB Oklahoma
Supremely quick with an extra gear he can get to in a hurry. While he's not all that big, he's not afraid to take a bit of a pounding. That's a positive and a negative since he doesn't have the body to take a full-time NFL workload. If he's asked to find a hole and run through it, he'll shine. If he's asked to be a starter for any stretch of time, he won't be able to hold up and will get worse as the game goes on.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 18
34 241 Carolina  Geoff Schwartz, OT Oregon
It's all there except the athleticism. He's not not going to beat most speed rushers and he could eventually make his money at guard, but he'll battle hard and will beat people up in the running game. Really tough, really strong, and really good for long stretches, he'll be a great cog in the system for ten years, but he'll never be a Pro Bowl caliber performer.
CFN Projection: Early Second Day  
CFN Position Rank: 10
35 242 Washington  Rob Jackson, DE Kansas State
While he doesn't do any one thing special, he's a good, tough all-around player who holds up well against the run and goes full-tilt all the time. A big small and not a great athlete, he's never going to be a starter, but on want-to he could make himself into a backup.

CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 32
36 243 Chicago  Joey LaRocque, LB Oregon State
A good, productive college player who made plenty of tackles, he's a football player. At only 226 pounds and without much in the way of speed, he doesn't have much upside and will have to be a major factor on special teams to stick.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: NR
37 244 Cincinnati  Angelo Craig, DE/LB Cincinnati
A rangy 6-4 and 252 pounds, he's doesn't quite fit the NFL defensive end mold. While he might be tried out at linebacker, he times way too slow after bulking up to get big enough to handle the work on the line. He went from a 4.6 speed rusher to a plodding 5.1. He's a good athlete and he could blossom into a role if a training staff figures out exactly what to do with him.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 35
38 245 Miami  Lionel Dotson, DT Arizona
While he had a good senior year, he played like the bulked up defensive end he was. Not a big body, he's only 283 pounds and he times slowwwwww. He hasn't been able to tough it out through a variety of injuries and he doesn't have the strength to survive as an every down tackle, but he could be a decent interior pass rusher and he'll do the work needed to get better.
CFN Projection:
Fifth Round to Sixth 
CFN Position Rank: 22
39 246 Cincinnati  Mario Urrutia, WR Louisville
A disappointment considering what he could've been, the 6-5, 229-pounder cranked out 21.5 yards per catch and seven scores as a freshman and had Brian Brohm throwing to him. He was fine as a sophomore, but couldn't endear himself to the new coaching staff as a junior. He needed to stay for another year to boost his stock.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round to Sixth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 22
40 247 Chicago  Kirk Barton, OT Ohio State
A weight-room warrior who's a cut 6-4 and 300 pounds, he was a four-year starter for the Buckeyes and got a lot of attention and plenty of all-star honors. While he was a key cog in the OSU offense for his entire career, and the line was his for his final two years, he didn't improve by leaps and bounds over the course of his career. He's not smooth enough to handle an average NFL end. He'll get by for a while in camp on reputation.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round  
CFN Position Rank: 18
41 248 Chicago  Marcus Monk, WR Arkansas
Monk was on the verge of being one of the SEC's most dangerous receivers and a big-time weapon with everyone paying attention to the running game, and then he got hurt and never got healthy. After several surgeries, he finally got his leg healthy enough to get on the field, but he wasn't the same player he was in 2006. However, at 6-4 and 222 pounds with good red-zone ability, he's an interesting flier to take. If given another year to heal and get back into his old physical form, he could be a major steal.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 41
42 249 Washington  Chris Horton, SS UCLA
At 6-0 and 212 pounds, he's a strong tackle who might see time as a woefully undersized linebacker. He's lousy against the pass and can't play anything but strong safety in the secondary. He can't play free safety or nickelback and he'll have to be a demon on special teams. The athleticism isn't there to be a consistent NFL starter in the secondary.
CFN Projection: Free Agent 
CFN Position Rank: 22
43 250 Carolina  Mackenzy Bernadeau, OG/OT Bentley
While he's not all that strong, at least not strong enough to overcome that fact that he went to Bentley, and he's coming off  a knee injury, he's a big athlete who moves well and has worked his tail off to make himself into a pro prospect. Ideally a tackle with his tools, he's not an NFL tackle in talent. He'll make his money, if he can stick with a team, by being a good pass protector on the inside.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 8 (as an OG)
44 251 Buffalo  Kennard Cox, FS/CB Pitt
A corner turned into a safety, Cox doesn't have the bulk, at just 5-11 and 190 pounds, and he doesn't have the speed, running a 4.52, to be anything more than a reserve on the outside. However, he's not afraid to get his nose dirty and is great on special teams. If allowed time to figure out what he's doing, he could become a valuable third safety and an emergency corner/nickelback.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round to Sixth Round 
CFN Position Rank: 12
45 252 St. Louis  David Vobora, OLB Idaho
A good all-around football player who tackled everything that moved over the last two seasons, he's a smart linebacker who makes up for a lack of athleticism with good instincts and tough tackling ability. He could make the team on special teams, but he's a good enough defender to find a role at any linebacking spot.
CFN Projection: Free Agent   CFN Position Rank: 42

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