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2010 NFL Draft - The CFN Top 250 (2nd Round)
Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
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Posted Mar 5, 2010


CFN's Top 250 Draft Prospects for 2010. Here are the players with second round talent.


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What happens when you combine the real, live, on-field production of the college careers of all the top NFL prospects with raw workout numbers and practices? The CFN Top 250 players for the 2010 NFL Draft. Please note, this isn't a prediction or a projection of where the prospects will go. Instead, it's a ranking based on apparent talent, safety, risk, and the potential to be a bona fide NFL starter. These are the best 250 prospects regardless of position.

33. Brandon Spikes, Florida 6-3, 249
Post-Combine Skinny: Disappointing. He was stiff, didn't lift, and turned some people off by not running the 40. He wasn't quick through the cone drill and the 29" vertical wasn't that big a deal. He needs to rock on the much ballyhooed Florida Pro Day to secure himself in the first round. He's quickly sliding.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
Positives: Extremely strong leader of a tremendous defense. A playmaker who was always around the big plays. … A better athlete on the field than he’ll likely test. Plays fast. … Stood out on a defense full of standouts. Always was the star in a group of NFL talents.
Negatives: Not polished for all the experience. Not great technique in pass coverage. … A hot head. The good intensity is sometimes overshadowed by moments of mistakes because of his attitude. … Not fluid. A wee bit stiff at times.

34. LB Daryl Washington, TCU 6-2, 230
Post-Combine Skinny: While he wasn't bulky and might end up projecting into more of an outside linebacker, his workout was strong on the eyeball test. The 17 reps on the bench were a tad light and the 4.66 40 wasn't blazing, but he moved well, was quick, and he was fluid through all the drills.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 3
Positives: Terrific athlete. Unlimited range and is great at getting into the backfield. … Feisty. Gets through blocks by hustling and being more active than anyone else. … Doesn’t miss a stop both in space and in pursuit. A killer.
Negatives: Small. A beefed up safety-sized player who doesn’t have any room to grow. … Will be erased by a big blocker. Just isn’t big enough to shed NFL linemen. … Late bloomer. Didn’t rock until his final year.

35. DT Terrence Cody, Alabama 6-4, 354
Post-Combine Skinny: You know what you're getting. He's very big and very fat, and he doesn't move all that well with a 20.5" vertical, a 7'6" broad jump, and a 5.64 40, but he competed. However, he didn't lift. He could stand to lose weight, but that's going to be his issue for the rest of his life.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
Positives: The textbook definition of an anchor. Plug him in the middle and work around him. … Eats up the run. Will engulf ball carriers on the inside. … Not a bad interior pass rusher on push alone. If he gets leverage, say goodnight.
Negatives: Fat. Is a bacon-double cheeseburger away from blowing up. … Might need the right scheme to fit his skills. In a 4-3 there must be a more athletic tackle next to him. … Not quick. He won’t move three feet off his base.

36. OLB/DE Ricky Sapp, Clemson  6-4, 252
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't show anything to make him anything other than a 3-4 outside linebacker. He wasn't super-quick, he wasn't all that strong (23 reps), and the 4.7 40 was fast for an end, but he doesn't look like a down lineman. It was a good enough workout to keep him easily in the first round, but not a strong enough one to put him in the top 15.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
Positives: Huge upside. A good college player who has the tools to blow up as a pro. … Tall, tough for a 3-4 OLB and can see time as a pass rushing specialist. … Seamlessly drops into coverage. Moves extremely well.
Negatives: Average run defender. Not physical enough to be a regular end. … Could stand to get bigger and likely will add at least ten pounds. Will that hurt his athleticism? Still an overall physical work in progress. … Gets caught up too easily. Not slippery.

37. OT Anthony Davis, Rutgers 6-5, 323
Post-Combine Skinny: A bit disappointing. He wasn't nearly as quick or as fluid as many were hoping he'd be, and the mere 21 reps on the bench hurt his cause. He didn't do much of anything to suggest that he deserves sure-thing top ten consideration, but he wasn't bad enough to fall too far. Basically, he wasn't the freak of nature he needed to be.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
Positives: An elite prospect who didn’t disappoint at Rutgers athleticism-wise. … Moves tremendously well and will be fine against any NFL speed rusher. … Talent-wise, he’s a left tackle to build an NFL line around.
Negatives: A doorknob. Not disciplined. … Gets by on raw talent more than technique. Will be sloppy from time to time. … Has to stay away from the table. Could balloon up in a big hurry.

38. S Reshad Jones, Georgia 6-1, 214
Post-Combine Skinny: He proved to have great range and good strength to go along with his size. the 24 reps were among the best of the defensive backs and the 4.54 40 was exactly what he needed to run. He was explosive, quick, and looked like the type of prospect who can hang around someone's secondary for the next several years.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
Positives: Strong with range. Moves around well enough to be used just about anywhere. … Tough. Has no problem when the ground game runs right at him. … A very good, very sound player who stood out on an athletic defense.
Negatives: Quick, but not necessarily fast to the ball. … Not as instinctive as many NFL teams would like. Got away with a lot in college by simply being better than everyone else. That won’t work at the next level. … Misses too many plays. Not as intimidating as he should be when the ball is in the air.

39. OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina  6-1, 245
Post-Combine Skinny: It was the workout he needed to overcome an overrated and inconsistent season. Smooth as silk, he was extremely quick in everything he did and the 4.67 40 wasn't bad. He doesn't have the size to even think about being an NFL defensive end, but he has the athleticism to become a whale of an outside linebacker.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
Positives: Occasionally a pass rushing terror as a defensive end. Can play outside in a 3-4 as an OLB or a 4-3 as a smallish end. … Big hitter and an emotional tone-setter. The star of the front seven with players working around him. … Strong. Doesn’t get shoved around easily.
Negatives: Had a few monster games that everyone saw and got by on reputation the rest of the way. … Not big enough to be a regular end and not athletic enough to be a special LB. … Struggles with his consistency. Drifts too much during plays and gets knocked out of the play way too easily.

40. QB Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan 6-3, 230
Post-Combine Skinny: Had a strange Combine, but it was overall a good experience. He proved to be big, he was one of the best runners with a 4.66 40, and he looked great in the agility drills. However, he pulled out of the passing drills choosing to wait for his Pro Day, and he ticked off most of the scouts by not competing.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 4
Positives: Ultra-productive. Arguably the greatest, most accomplished player in MAC history and held his own when facing better competition. … Excellent mobility and durability. He took big shot after big shot and didn’t have too many problems. … Patient. He rarely misses a read.
Negatives: Lacks the howitzer. He’s not going to throw a pea through a 2x4, but his arm isn’t a liability. … The spread. He has to prove he can make the transition to being under center on a regular basis. … The MAC. He was fine against most BCS conference teams, but he was dominant against mediocre competition.

41. CB Devin McCourty, Rutgers 5-11, 193
Post-Combine Skinny: He had a strong enough workout to move up the draft boards. He was relatively big, he moved extremely well with a 4.48 40 and fantastic times in the agility drills, and he showed off the raw skills to become a possible producer from Day One. The 16 reps on the bench were really, really good for this group.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 9
Positives: A good athlete with nice size and strength. Has a good all-around combination of skills. … Moves well. Fluid. … Is always around the ball. Sniffs plays out well.
Negatives: Will get pushed around a little bit. Will fight, but doesn’t always win. … Not much of a run stopper. Not really a safety prospect. … Not a difference maker. Good and solid, but not special.

42. RB Montario Hardesty, Tennessee 6-0, 225
Post-Combine Skinny: There will be more than a few teams ticked off that the sleeper of the RB class did such a great job in Indy. Considering his size, a 4.49 40 is fantastic and he was as quick as anyone in the shuttle and cone drills. The 10'4" broad jump tied for the best of the RBs. Basically, if you liked him before, he's a must-have now.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 7
Positives: An underappreciated collegiate runner who carried a bad Tennessee offense. … Nice power and good fight. Will work for the every yard. … Decent enough quickness to get slip through the line.
Negatives: Not enough speed. He’s not going to break off many big runs, if any. … Not a special runner in any way. He earns what he gets but won’t be pretty doing it. … Too physical to not be a better blocker.

43. DE Everson Griffen, USC 6-3, 273
Post-Combine Skinny: The combination of size, speed, and strength were impressive. While he wasn't always speedy through the agility drills, he looked the part in the basics, ran a blazing 4.66, and lifted 32 times. As everyone knew, though, the raw skills were never a question. Can he harness them and use them every Sunday? Someone will say yes and will want to coach him up.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 4
Positives: Excellent combination of strength and speed. Looks the part. … Eats up everything that comes his way. Holds up well against the bigger tackles. … When he’s on, he’s a dangerous pass rusher and can change a game.
Negatives: Wasn’t nearly as impressive as he was supposed to be. Was good, not great. … Needs to get his butt kicked. Will he be more motivated once he gets paid? Questionable. … Is a ghost at times. Disappears way too often.

44. RB Toby Gerhart, Stanford 6-0, 231
Post-Combine Skinny: Strangely enough considering what a hot player he was at the end of the year, few were talking about him and there was little buzz. However, he had a great Combine running an excellent 4.53, considering he's over 230 pounds, was strong, explosive, and looked the part of an NFL running back. Considering all the scatbacks and smallish specialist types, Gerhart proved he has the raw skills and could be the workhorse missing from this draft.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 5
Positives: Ultra-productive. Produced even with all 11 defenders keying on him. … A power runner who won’t go down with just one hit. … A better receiver than he gets credit for.
Negatives: No breakaway speed. He’s not going to bounce too many runs against NFL defenders. … Might have a short NFL shelf life. The tread will wear thin on the tires in a big hurry. … He’ll need to play behind a good line to give him a lane.

45. DE Carlos Dunlap, Florida 6-6, 277
Post-Combine Skinny: He's big, and that was confirmed with both the eyeball test and the weigh-in, and he ran well for his size with a 4.71, but there were way too many problems. The buzz was that he bombed his interviews and did nothing to come across as contrite for off-the-field problems or sincere when it came to questions about his lack of commitment and focus. Might be the epitome of the million dollar body with the ten-cent head.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
Positives: Tremendous all around talent with Pro Bowl skills and size. … Great against the run. Knows how to use his bulk. … Strong, big, and can fit in any system. Has all the tools.
Negatives: Underwhelming as a collegian for all his talent. Was good, but wasn’t special like he should’ve been. … Knucklehead streak. Had off-the-field issues. … Needs a fire lit under him. If Urban Meyer couldn’t do it … .

46. WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois 6-1, 219
Post-Combine Skinny: It depends on who gets asked, but either Benn was great, showing good quickness and nice speed with a 4.48, or he was mediocre as he didn't exactly look comfortable catching the football. That's a problem for an NFL wide receiver. He has the raw skills, but he Combine showed that he might need some work and some polish. On the plus side, the 20 reps on the bench were impressive.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 3
Positives: A tremendous talent with six, speed, quickness, and pure athletic ability. … Versatile. Can be used as a deep target or as a possession receiver, and he can return kicks. … Good attitude. He wasn’t the problem when Illinois struggled.
Negatives: Not productive. Considered a top-shelf recruit, he never came through with the production expected and didn’t do enough to get into the end zone. … Needs overall work on his route running and his technique. Not a finished product. … Disappeared way too much considering he was often the best player on the field.

47. RB Ben Tate, Auburn 5-11, 220
Post-Combine Skinny: Phenomenal. At 220 pounds he tore off a 4.43, came up with a defensive tackle-like 26 reps, and was the quickest back in the class in the shuttle drill and tied for the broad jump lead with a 10'4" Not a workout warrior, he's a real player who happened to work out REALLY well.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 9
Positives: A strong runner who makes things happen with decent power. … Good speed for a runner whose game is based on being physical. … No one in the secondary wants to see him coming.
Negatives: Never quite found the right fit at Auburn. He was good, but not special. … Considering his style, he dances a bit too much. Needs to be more decisive. … There isn’t any one thing that makes him stand out at an NFL level.

48. RB Jonathan Dwyer, Georgia Tech 5-11, 229
Post-Combine Skinny: Not a disaster, but close. He ran a mediocre 4.59 and only lifted 15 reps. Worse yet, he struggled with the passing drills, didn't look as smooth as he needed to, and wasn't the must-have back he could've been with a great Combine. He went from being a fringe top 15 pick to a back-of-the-pack second rounder.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 1
Positives: Near-perfect combination of size and speed with the ability to make defenders miss in the open field. … Nice pop. While not a bruiser, he’s tough to bring down and will hit. … It won’t take as much tweaking as many might believe to adjust from the triple-option to a pro-style.
Negatives: Never asked to pass protect and wasn’t used much as a receiver. … The numbers were way skewed because of the offensive style. … Not necessarily quick in a shake-and-bake way. Needs a lane to cut through.

49. DT Lamarr Houston, Texas 6-3, 305
Post-Combine Skinny: He helped himself immeasurably. The 305-pound size was good, and the workout was fantastic with a 4.85 40, 30 reps on the bench, and a tremendous 33.5" vertical. The 9'6" broad jump and the speed and quickness around the drills were impressive. Someone will have specific ideas for him.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
Positives: Great base and can’t be moved. … If he gets leverage, he’ll throw a blocker into the backfield. … A decent athlete who can play inside in any scheme.
Negatives: Didn’t quite produce as much as everyone expected. Fine, but not special career. … Not slippery. Once blocked he stays blocked. … Not creative. No pass rushing moves.

50. TE Rob Gronkowski, Arizona 6-6, 264
Post-Combine Skinny: Still recovering from a back problem, he didn't run but he did lift coming up with 23 reps. He measured big, and if he can move well in at least one workout, he'll likely be the No. 2 tight end taken.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
Positives: The total package. He has size, athleticism, hands, and toughness. … The best combination of tight end skills and talent in the draft. … Great route runner with baby-soft hands.
Negatives: Can’t stay healthy. Was a superstar when on the field, but he wasn’t on the field that much. … Not necessarily a deep threat. He’ll be more of a mid-range receiver. … Not all that experienced after missing so much time. Small body of work to go by.

51. WR Carlton Mitchell, South Florida 6-4, 215
Post-Combine Skinny: Talk about looking the part, Mitchell is chiseled out of stone and had the workout to make everyone more interested in the game film. The 16 reps were fine, and the 10'2" broad jump was solid, but the 4.49 for a player that big created the necessary buzz. He could be a great value pick in the second round.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 11
Positives: Devastating speed and size combination. He has all the tools to be special. … Not soft for being a speed receiver. He’s great at throwing his body around and is great at getting physical. … Limitless talent. He’s a relatively raw player who could blossom into something amazing.
Negatives: Needs a ton of work. The potential is there, but he needs time to grow into his upside. … Takes way too long to run his routes. Too much needless motion. … Not a natural receiver. He doesn’t do a good enough job to consistently grab the ball.

52. CB Brandon Ghee, Wake Forest 6-0, 192
Post-Combine Skinny: Really, really quick as part of the best workout of any of the corners. No other corner had Ghee's combination of raw skills running a 4.45 with 15 reps on the bench. He also destroyed the short drills sticking and exploding around the cones and in the shuttle. The 10'7" broad jump was among the best of the bunch.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 15
Positives: Great athlete at an NFL level. Looks the part. … Big and long. Has the size to be great against bigger targets. … Not that bad against the run. Willing to make a big stick.
Negatives: Scratching the surface. Still has work to do to reach his potential, but he isn’t a sure thing. … Tall, and plays like it. Has to be able to get down and turn a little better. … Not all that instinctive. Doesn’t sniff out plays well enough.

53. DE Alex Carrington, Arkansas State 6-5, 285
Post-Combine Skinny: All that mattered was how strong he was and how smooth he looked. He was good enough moving around, and the 4.89 40 isn't all that big a deal considering he's 285 pounds and came up with 26 reps on the bench. He's a 3-4 end and he might have proved that.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 12
Positives: Phenomenal size. A massive body who fits as a 3-4 end and is athletic enough to play in a 4-3. Smart enough to handle any scheme. … Dominated at the Senior Bowl. Was tremendous in practices and had everyone buzzing. … Engulfs ball-carriers against the run. Can play end as a run defender alone.
Negatives: Underwhelming last year after a great junior season. … Doesn’t fly off the line. Not a great burst into the backfield against better linemen. … Needs to get more moves. Isn’t a polished pass rusher.

54. OG Mike Johnson, Alabama 6-5, 312
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't lift and he didn't run or jump well. The athleticism wasn't there to suggest he could be a zone blocker to get on the move on a regular basis, and he was too stiff. In other words, it wasn't a great Combine.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
Positives: The best lineman on a national title front five. There’s a reason why the Bama running game was so good, and Johnson was a key piece to the puzzle. … Flawless technique. Won’t need much work, if any, once he hits a camp. … Great worker and doesn’t make mistakes. The type of player who hangs around the league for a decade.
Negatives: Doesn’t have elite skills. Will get by on smarts and craftiness. … He isn’t going to maul anyone. More of a technician. … Needs to get bigger. Not going to barrel over someone with any size.

55. WR Damian Williams, USC 6-1, 197
Post-Combine Skinny: Disappointing. For his size, and in this class, a 4.53 40 isn't going to cut it. He's not big enough to not be a blazer, and while he was considered by some to be a possible first rounder, he needs to show more in workouts to be assured of a top 50 pick.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 4
Positives: Decent size and excellent speed. He looks the part of an NFL receiver with all the measurable. … Made his quarterbacks look better than vice versa. Turned in plenty of big plays from nothing. … Can be used as a returner if needed with good quickness and the ability to make the first man miss.
Negatives: Great speed, but not elite wheels. He can get deep, but he’s not going to be faster than most NFL corners. … Not huge. He’s big enough to get by, but he’s not the new wave of 6-5 Andre Johnson/Larry Fitzgerald types. … Not physical. He’ll get beaten up by bigger NFL corners and could be erased at times.

56. OT Bruce Campbell, Maryland 6-6, 314
Post-Combine Skinny: An all-timer of a workout. All questions and concerns about his mediocre college career were pushed aside as he came up with one of the greatest workouts in Combine history. Not only did he run a 4.85, but he came up with a strong 34 reps and moved effortlessly in the agility and mirror drills.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 4
Positives: The prototype in raw skills. He has fantastic size and moves well. … Solid technique. Doesn’t need a ton of refinement. … Engulfs speed rushers. Tough to get around especially when he has a step.
Negatives: Has had health problems and can’t be counted on for a full season. … Reaches a bit too much and doesn’t always used his feet. … An okay run blocker, but not elite.

57. OG John Jerry, Ole Miss 6-5, 328
Post-Combine Skinny: He was in great shape for him and he was far more athletic than expected. The 5.15 in the 40 was amazing for a player of his size and he did enough to start climbing up the draft boards.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
Positives: Versatile enough to work at tackle if desperately needed. Played outside as a senior. … Beats up defenders. A tremendous run blocker who destroys smallish linemen. … Quick for an NFL guard prospect. Can move well.
Negatives: Weight has to be kept in check. He could blow up big-time if he’s not watched. … Not a tackle and anyone who thinks he can play outside will be disappointed. … Inconsistent. Doesn’t necessarily bring it every play.

58. DT Cam Thomas, North Carolina 6-4, 330
Post-Combine Skinny: He did enough to make everyone want to see more. The 330-pound size and the lateral movement were enough to have someone thinking about plugging him in as a space-eater on the inside. He wasn't fast and the 31 reps were fine, but it's all about his bulk. He'll plug up someone's line.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 14
Positives: Big. Wide, bulky, and tough to get around. … An anchor in every way. Could make for a whale of a backup nose tackle. … Doesn’t appear overweight. He’s big, but it’s not all bad weight.
Negatives: Not going to move. The plays he makes in the backfield will be on strength. … Long-time veteran for UNC but didn’t get much attention. Was fine, not special. … Had ankle problems midway through his career and struggled to shake them.

59. OLB Navorro Bowman, Penn State 6-0, 242
Post-Combine Skinny: Stunningly disappointing. He wasn't all that athletic and was relatively slow through the short drills, and the 4.72 wasn't a plus for a player who was supposed to have special explosion. The 26 reps were fine and he checked in at a beefy 242 pounds, but he didn't move fluidly at the weight.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 5
Positives: Tremendously athletic and strong. Moves well and is a fantastic closer. … Can be sent into the backfield to be disruptive and can chase down receivers with his quickness. A pure OLB. … All over the field. Possibly the best combination of range and talent among the OLB prospects.
Negatives: Not all that big. Will have to get help from the players around him and can’t get caught up in the trash. … Got in trouble at Penn State. Stayed on the team, but had some issues. … Might only be used in a 3-4. Was great in a 4-3 in college, but might need to be further outside at the next level.

60. S Chad Jones, LSU 6-2, 221
Post-Combine Skinny: Disappointing. The nine reps on the bench were miserable for a player of his size and supposed strength. He ran relatively well and moved good enough, but he wasn't even remotely close to being as good as the other top safety prospects.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 4
Positives: A big game-changing player who was the leader of an athletic secondary. … A decent enough athlete to be used in a variety of ways. A sheriff with good range. … Strong against the run. Isn’t afraid to bring the lumber.
Negatives: Baseball. He’s good enough to make a living as an MLB outfielder or possibly a relief pitcher. … Not an elite athlete. Fine, but not NFL special. … Will be more of a zone defender and could struggle with the faster receivers.

61. WR Jacoby Ford, Clemson 5-9, 186
Post-Combine Skinny: Everyone wanted to see him run, and he didn't disappoint with a Combine-best 4.28. That wasn't a surprise, but the big key was how natural a receiver he was. He's a track athlete who also looked the part, and with his wheels he'll be someone's dream of a devastating No. 3 target.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
Positives: Speed, speed, speed. All concerns and all weaknesses will be offset by world-class, track-star wheels. … A football player who also ran track, not a track man who happened to play football. … Productive. Was a difference-making playmaker.
Negatives: Small. He doesn’t have the size to be a No. 1 target, so if he isn’t being DeSean Jackson, he might not have a role. … He’s not necessarily a kick returner at an NFL level. … More of a deep threat than an all-around receiver. He could be a one-trick pony.

62. OT Charles Brown, USC 6-5, 303
Post-Combine Skinny: A bit disappointing. He didn't move all that well, didn't show much foot quickness, and the 21 reps weren't good. He measured well and he looked the part, but he doesn't have NFL left tackle athleticism.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 5
Positives: Veteran who has seen it all and been through big game after big game. … Fantastic athlete. A former tight end who moves well. … Ready to go. Doesn’t need a lot of work and can be plugged in at either tackle spot.
Negatives: Not a mauler of a run blocker. More of an athlete than a hitter. … Not consistent. Will take too many plays off and fails to bury blockers. … Not necessarily an anchor of an NFL line. More of a piece of a puzzle.

63. RB LeGarrette Blount, Oregon 6-1, 241
Post-Combine Skinny: He did his job by going out of his way to point out that he has changed and that the Boise State incident has changed him for the positive. Basically, he nailed it on the one big thing he needed to do well at: his interview. Everything else was gravy since no one sees him as anything more than a devastating thumper, and that what he should be at 241 pounds and with great quickness in the shuttle.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
Positives: Tremendous power. Brings a truckload of hitting ability when he squares up one-on-one. … A devastating goal line runner. Could have a long career as a specialist if he doesn’t turn into a regular back. ... Surprisingly quick. He’s not just a straight-ahead power runner. … Handled himself almost perfectly after the ugly Boise State incident.
Negatives: The Boise State incident. Anger issues will follow him his entire career. … Major character questions, and not just because of the punch. Does he want to work for it? … Short shelf life. He’s the type of runner who won’t last long.

64. TE Aaron Hernandez, Florida 6-2, 245
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't run, contributing to the issues the Gators had at the Combine, and he didn't lift. He still needs time and he has to rock at the suddenly hot Florida Pro Day.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 3
Positives: Possibly the best receiving tight end in the draft. … Fast. Not just fast for a tight end, but fast. Will be too fast for many linebackers. … Is natural in and out of his cuts. Fluid and is an ultra-reliable route runner.
Negatives: Doesn’t look the part. Looks like more of a fullback than a typical NFL tight end. … A willing blocker but not a dominant one. Will get pushed around by anyone with strength. … A tweener. Not quite athletic enough to be an NFL wide receiver, but not a pro tight end.