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2010 NFL Draft - The CFN Top 250 (5th Round)
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Posted Mar 5, 2010


The 250 best NFL prospects in the 2010 Draft - The Fifth Rounders

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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.

129. OLB Stevenson Sylvester, Utah 6-2, 231
Post-Combine Skinny: If a team liked him as a pass rushing specialist before, they'll love what he might be able to do now. The 23 reps on the bench were as good as Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy, and the 4.63 in the 40 was good enough. The 231 pounds was a bit light, but it was a good workout. He looked good.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 22
Positives: A nice pass rusher who played at a high level for a long time. … Slippery. Can’t be blocked easily and works to get into the open. … Excellent quickness. Should be able to step into an OLB role without much of a problem.
Negatives: Small. Isn’t going to be an every down defender and will struggle with bigger blockers. … Could be pigeon-holed as a specialist. A pass rushing OLB only. … Can get pushed around. Will have issues at the next level with power blockers.

130. S T.J. Ward, Oregon 5-10, 211
Post-Combine Skinny: He was smallish and didn't look like a top athlete, but he moved well enough and his 4.54 was good enough to get by. It wasn't a strong enough workout to guarantee a spot in the first three rounds, but it was good enough to not ruin how good he is on the tape.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
Positives: Extremely tough for his size and isn’t afraid to throw his body around. … Finds a way to make the play. Is always around the ball and is fantastic when the ball is in the air. … A pure baller. Versatile enough to play anywhere in the secondary.
Negatives: Too small. Will struggle to hold up against the run on a regular basis. … Too banged up. Suffered two bad knee injuries and a variety of other bumps and bruises. … An okay athlete, but not an elite one to make up for his lack of size.

131. CB Amari Spievey, Iowa 5-11, 195
Post-Combine Skinny: Fast, but not fluid. He tore off a 4.47, but he didn't lift and he was a bit too stiff. He's more of a baller whose talent won't necessarily show up at a workout like this, but the speed helped his cause.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 8
Positives: High-motor hard worker. Tries to make himself better at all times. … Goes after the ball well. Fights for it and makes plays. … A playmaker who was a key playmaker for the Hawkeye secondary.
Negatives: Not a good enough tackler for his size. … Struggles with receivers with deep speed. Will need safety help. … A try-hard type who might have a hard ceiling.

132. TE Anthony McCoy, USC 6-5, 259
Post-Combine Skinny: Disappointing and the mediocre numbers might confirm his lack of commitment. The 19 reps weren't good enough for a player of his size, and the 4.79 in the 40 was way, way too slow. He didn't help himself.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
Positives: Is a big, solid target who’s reliable on key downs. … One of the better downfield blockers among the top tight ends. … Nice hands and makes up for quarterback mistakes.
Negatives: Heartbreaking. It’s there to be a ten-year pro, but he doesn’t bring it play in and play out. … Not fast. Can get open, but he won’t blow past anyone. … A good run blocker, but not a great one.

133. TE Dennis Pitta, BYU 6-5, 245
Post-Combine Skinny: He did a great job to make himself seem like a better prospect. The 27 reps on the bench were among the best of the tight ends and he ran well blowing around the agility drills with a TE best 4.17 in the shuttle. The 4.63 40 was good enough, and he caught the ball well.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 11
Positives: A pure receiver. He fits the BYU mold and was used short, deep, and everywhere in between. … Great hands. Swallows up everything his way. … Mature. Saw a ton of time and spent a few years on a Church mission. He’s ready to go from Day One.
Negatives: Not a blocker. He won’t hit anyone at the next level. … A BYU tight end. He’ll have to be retrained and coached to change his technique. … Doesn’t have NFL speed or NFL size. Will be purely a receiver in two tight end sets.

134. RB Chris Brown, Oklahoma 5-10, 210
Post-Combine Skinny: Fine, nothing special. The knock was the lack of raw skills for a player of his size, and that showed up with just 16 reps, a mediocre 4.58 in the 40, and showing little in the drills. He didn't stand out in any way.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 12
Positives: A talented runner who always produced. … The type of back who doesn’t become a featured runner but turns in a nice career as a key complementary back. … Makes the most out of what he has.
Negatives: Doesn’t have the raw skills. He doesn’t have the size or the speed to become special. … He’ll try to bring the power, but he won’t have any at an NFL level. … Produced behind a special offensive line with great players around him.

135. WR Jeremy Williams, Tulane 6-0, 206
Post-Combine Skinny: He wasn't supposed to light up the workouts, and he didn't. The 4.57 40 didn't do much, but he tracked the ball well and showed off just enough return ability to get a look as a kick returner.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 14
Positives: A pure receiver. Makes every catch that comes his way. … Made due with some bad quarterbacks throwing his way. … Uses his body well and is great at attacking the ball.
Negatives: Not huge and not fast. He’s missing the raw tools. … Will likely only have a role as a possession receiver. He’s not going to be a deep threat. … He’ll be erased by anyone’s No. 1 corner. He’ll have to hope to be a decent No. 2 but might be no better than No. 3.

136. WR Jordan Shipley, Texas 5-11, 193
Post-Combine Skinny: More of a football player than a workout warrior, he didn't impress for his size. The 4.57 40 was way too slow and he wasn't special-quick in the drills. The 11 reps on the bench were hardly impressive.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 15
Positives: Great with the ball in his hands on the move. Get him in space and he makes big things happen. … A game-changing returner who always rose to the occasion. … A rock-solid technician. He doesn’t make mistakes and is a pure route runner.
Negatives: Not big and not an NFL deep threat. His speed is functional, but he’s not going to blow past many pro corners. … Injury problems. He was always dinged up early on in his career. … Might only be a short-to-midrange receiver, like he was mostly at Texas.

137. WR Mike Williams, Syracuse 6-2, 221
Post-Combine Skinny: Considering all the off-the-field issues and all the time he had to prepare for this one weekend, eight reps on the bench are inexcusable. However, he moved fine and got under the 4.5 mark in the 40. There's still enough there to get excited about, but he's still not going to go in the top 50, where he should be talent-wise.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 16
Positives: A first-rounder on pure talent. He produced big-time numbers on bad offenses. … He has the tools with excellent size and good deep speed. He plays fast and makes big things happen down the field. … A big hitter and is great for the running game.
Negatives: Knucklehead with a capital K. Couldn’t find the classroom, was suspended, and he ended up leaving the team. … Not a pure wide receiver. He has the athletic ability, but he needs refinement in the basics. … Can’t be relied on to be a No. 1 target and will need mentoring.

138. S Darian Stewart, South Carolina 5-11, 213
Post-Combine Skinny: He was fast, and he needed to be for his size, running a 4.5, but he didn't show any strength with just 12 reps on the bench. The quickness was fine, but nothing special enough to overcome all the other problems.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 18
Positives: Smart. A good player who doesn’t make mistakes and knows what he’s supposed to do. A leader. … A nice tackler with a good burst into the backfield. Underappreciated. … A nice athlete and a good hitter.
Negatives: Not huge. Plays bigger than his size, but doesn’t have the beef. … More of a run stopper than a pass defender. Limited in pass coverage at an NFL level. … Good at any safety position, but not great. Not an elite prospect.

139. ILB Reggie Carter, UCLA
Not Invited To The Combine

140. OLB Perry Riley, LSU 6-1, 239
Post-Combine Skinny: At his size, only 239 pounds, he needed to be far faster ... and he wasn't bad. He was quick around the cone drill and he jumped well, broad jumping 9'9", but the 4.64 needed to be a wee bit better. Even so, it wasn't a bad workout considering he didn't lift.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 14
Positives: Can fly to the ball when he gets a bead on a player. … Doesn’t miss plays. Makes the stop when he gets his hands on a ball-carrier. … Not a bad pass defender despite limitations.
Negatives: Not really a great in-space NFL linebacker. More straight-line speed than football quickness. … Doesn’t move all that well and isn’t smooth. Will struggle with quicker backs in pass coverage. … Not big enough. Could stand to get bulkier to move inside.

141. S Justin Woodall, Alabama 6-1, 223
Post-Combine Skinny: For his size he moved well. The 4.59 40 was good enough considering he's not supposed to be an athlete, but the killer for him was his awful time on the bench with just 13 reps on the bench. He needs to get stronger, but the workout changed the view that he wasn't a strong athlete.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 16
Positives: Tough playmaker who’s great against the run. Always working. … Has nice size. Big enough to hold his own. … Productive. Was a key part of an elite defense.
Negatives: Not an athlete. Doesn’t have great range. … Tries to make up for limitations by taking more chances. … A good player on Bama, but was also surrounded by elite talents.

142. CB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky 5-11, 183
Post-Combine Skinny: It wasn't a bad workout with explosion and excellent cutting ability, but the knock on him is his body type and his strength, and he was tall and thin and only came up with nine reps on the bench.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 11
Positives: Extremely productive when healthy. Was a terrific all-around playmaker at a high SEC level. … All over the place. Runs well and gets around the ball. … A nice athlete who won’t have any problems hanging around with most NFL receivers.
Negatives: Very slight. Thin. … Durability concerns after being banged up in an extremely disappointing senior season. … Will get beaten up by the more physical receivers. Won’t do much in run support.

143. CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana (PA) 6-0, 207
Post-Combine Skinny: He did what he needed to do. For a player of his size, the 4.47 40 was terrific and he was quick, too. If he was from Indiana instead of Indiana (PA) he'd be ranked up a lot higher. He showed that he belonged.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 14
Positives: Tremendous size. Built like a safety but moves like a corner. Fast for his size. … Extremely productive. Did everything well and can play any position at the next level. … Good tackler. Physical.
Negatives: Division II. Had no problems with the lesser talent. … Awful technique. Needs a ton of work. … A project. Good upside but hardly a sure thing.

144. CB Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt 6-2, 203
Post-Combine Skinny: An interesting prospect going into Indy because of his size, he tore off a 4.45 40 and moved himself up the rankings. He exploded in the broad jump with a 10'6" leap and wasn't bad around the ball drills. Basically, he showed he had the skills to be a corner and won't have to instantly be moved to safety.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 17
Positives: Great size and surprising speed. Has all the raw tools to be a very good player for a long time. … Not afraid to use his size. A hitter who isn’t shy as a corner. … A fighter. Has an attitude in a good way.
Negatives: Banged up late and might have a few durability concerns with the physical way he plays. … Not polished. Not the smoothest player around. … Might have to be a safety. Isn’t a lockdown NFL corner in any way.

145. DE Greg Hardy, Ole Miss 6-4, 281
Post-Combine Skinny: He was supposed to be billed as an athletic speed rusher, but he didn't show off the flash he needed to. The 4.81 was painfully slow, and for his size the 21 reps didn't impress. If his rep was as an athletic playmaker, he didn't help himself.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 5
Positives: Pass rusher extraordinaire. Possibly the best pure pass rusher in the draft. … Tremendous athlete. A former basketball player with the quickness and speed to be special. … Good size and moves fluidly for his weight. Could even be a bit bigger and still be fine.
Negatives: Durability, durability, durability. Hasn’t been able to stay on the field. … Character questions. Not a high-intensity player on every snap. … Can be erased against the run way too easily.

146. OLB. Roddrick Muckelroy, Texas 6-2, 246
Post-Combine Skinny: He moved well enough in the drills, but he didn't do anything special and didn't make a name for himself. He measured well for an outside linebacker, and the 4.73 40 wasn't miserable, but the 19 reps on the bench were no big deal and he wasn't nearly elite enough to warrant top 100 consideration.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 16
Positives: Has all the skills. Works well, moves well, strong. … Great motor. Always works to try to make a play. … The type of player coaches love to have. Will always bust it in practice.
Negatives: Major problems staying healthy. Suffered a variety of dings. … Good at everything, not great at any one thing. Not a special prospect. … Not slippery. Gets blocked and pushed too easily.

147. RB Curtis Steele, Memphis
Not Invited To The Combine

148. RB Charles Scott, LSU 5-11, 238
Post-Combine Skinny: He was what everyone expected. A big, strong back, he ran a slow 4.67 and wasn't all that quick. He's going to be a part of a system and could be a pounder for ten carries a game, but he didn't do anything in Indy to make him a featured back.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 15
Positives: Very strong, very tough back who can be used as a battering ram. … A more than willing blocker. He’s fine in pass protection and could even be used as a fullback in certain situations. … Great motor. A try-hard type.
Negatives: Not a special runner. There’s little wiggle to his style. … There’s not a great burst. He’s not going to break off many big runs. … Coming off a broken collarbone. He’s going to have problems staying healthy with the way he runs.

149. TE Tony Moeaki, Iowa 6-3, 245
Post-Combine Skinny: Considered a strong receiver coming into the draft, he came up with a decent workout moving around well and running a not-bad 4.69. If you liked him before for what he's good at, then you like him even more now.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 14
Positives: Potentially the best receiving tight end in the draft. … Busts his tail. He’s the type of player who sticks around by working for it. … Terrific hands. Can be used like a big wide receiver.
Negatives: Not as fast as he needs to be. … Not a top blocker. He tries hard, but he’s not going to shove anyone around. … Major durability concerns. Was seemingly always hurt.

150. OT Adam Ulatoski, Texas 6-5, 300
Post-Combine Skinny: Not great. He didn't show much pop in his legs, wasn't fast, wasn't particularly strong, and didn't do anything of note to stand out. He's only a right tackle and could end up moving to guard.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 12
Positives: Has the right size with room to get bigger. He could add 15 pounds without a problem. … A good veteran who has been in the biggest games and was more than fine. … Quick. Gets off the ball in a hurry.
Negatives: Not bulky enough. He has to get bigger to handle himself against the bull rushers. … Not athletic enough for his size. He doesn’t have any raw skills that are special. … A hard ceiling. He’ll be a guy on the line. Nothing more.

151. QB Jevan Snead, Ole Miss 6-3, 219
Post-Combine Skinny: Not a total disaster, but close. He didn't throw all that well even though he showed a live arm, he wasn't all that explosive jumping around, and he wasn't smooth. He didn't look like the franchise quarterback many expected he'd become a year ago at this time.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
Positives: The prototype of size and arm strength. He looks the part. … Smart. He might not make all the right reads, but he’s a smart player who knows what he’s supposed to be doing. … Mobile enough to not be a stick in the mud.
Negatives: He doesn’t have “it,” however you want to define “it.” Always a second-fiddle (didn’t go to Florida because of Tebow, left Texas because of McCoy). … Too many interceptions. Made way too many poor throws last year. … Book smart, but it doesn’t translate to the field.

152. S Larry Asante, Nebraska 6-0, 212
Post-Combine Skinny: It wasn't good. It was almost like he was a bit nervous as he never seemed quite on balance. He was painfully slow with a 4.60 40, and the 14 reps on the bench were awful. He dropped after this workout.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 12
Positives: A big hitter with good speed. Moves well and isn’t afraid to throw his body around. … Makes every tackle. Doesn’t miss much once he has a shot. … Good character on the field. Does whatever is needed.
Negatives: Not all that big. Doesn’t have elite strength to hold up against bigger blockers. … Just okay in pass coverage. Not special for a player of his size and raw skills. … Might be limited to nickel and dime packages early on. Limited upside.

153. RB Lonyae Miller, Fresno State 5-11, 221
Post-Combine Skinny: Did he step out of the shadow of Ryan Mathews? A little bit. With good size, he has an intriguing skill set and he showed off with a terrific workout. The 4.53 40 was fine, and he looked even better with 26 reps and a ten-foot broad jump. He's worth a longer look.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 16
Positives: Great when he got his chance playing behind Ryan Mathews. … Great blend of size and speed with a strong burst. … Looks the part. Is a natural runner who’ll fit in perfectly as a complementary back.
Negatives: Not nearly physical enough for his size. … Won’t block. He’ll have to learn how to hit in a hurry to play a big role. … Needs to get lower. He’s open to too many big shots.

154. C Matt Tennant, Boston College 6-5, 300
Post-Combine Skinny: One of the high risers this offseason continued to impress by doing everything right. He was quick and fluid around the agility drills and he looked the part of someone's starting center for the next decade.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 3
Positives: Great leader of a strong BC line. Doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. … Terrific technician. Doesn’t need much work. … Moves well. A good athlete for his size.
Negatives: Not that strong and doesn’t have a lot of room or range to get bulkier in the base. … Needs the right system. He’s not going to work in a power-running system. … Will struggle in a big way with the bigger defensive tackles.

155. OLB A.J. Edds, Iowa 6-4, 246
Post-Combine Skinny: Edds was quick and moved well for a player with good height and the room to get bigger. He ran a decent 4.71, but he only lifted 16 reps on the bench and showed that he needs to hit the weights more. It was a good enough Combine to earn him a mid-round pick and a longer look.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 17
Positives: Tall with room to grow into his frame. Has the potential to add ten pounds without a problem. … Very productive. Overshadowed by flashier players but was under-the-radar good. … Tough and strong. Doesn’t get shoved around.
Negatives: A decent athlete but hardly a special one. … Has to get bigger to be effective at the next level and to be versatile. … Okay in pass coverage but it’s hardly a strength.

156. CB Jerome Murphy, South Florida 6-0, 196
Post-Combine Skinny: It wasn't bad, but the 4.52 was a bit slow. That was expected out of him, though, and he did a good job in the shuttle drill and shined in the ball drills. The 16 reps on the bench helped his cause.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 15
Positives: Productive. Was a strong playmaker at a consistently high level. … Attacks well. Is good in space and could grow into a dangerous zone defender. … A baller. A pure football player who does a lot of things well.
Negatives: Not necessarily an NFL athlete for a top corner. … Not fast. Will end up doing more as a nickel or dime player. … Needs to be a stronger tackler for his size.

157. DE Corey Wootton, Northwestern 6-6, 270
Post-Combine Skinny: He didn't do a lot of the drills even though he played the year on his rehabbed knee. Very big and very long, he looked like a big end who could play any end position, but the 20 reps on the bench were way light. He supposedly has the raw skills, but he didn't show them off.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
Positives: Excellent size and quickness. Has the prototype look and raw skills. … When he was healthy he was just coming into his own. The light had gone on and became special. … Long. Can match up well with any offensive tackle.
Negatives: His knee. He might have come out last year had he not suffered a bad knee injury in the Alamo Bowl loss to Missouri. He’s just now starting to get back to 100%. He also had a neck injury earlier. … By his own admission he didn’t put out over the first few years. … A good athlete, but not elite and lost range with the knee injury.

158. CB/KR Javier Arenas, Alabama 5-9, 197
Post-Combine Skinny: Not great enough. The 4.52 was relatively slow, and the quickness wasn't as explosive or as impressive as it should've been for the way he plays. He needed to rip up the short drills, and he didn't.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
Positives: A peerless return man. Can make a team doing a variety of things. … A football player who seems a natural no matter what he’s doing. … Extreme burst and quickness.
Negatives: Not big. Has to make the most of his size to get by. … Bad technique. Needs a ton of work on the basics to be a regular corner. … Not a No. 1 corner in any way. Needs help around him.

159. WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan 5-10, 186
Post-Combine Skinny: This is where he was going to prove everyone wrong, and came close. For his size, speed is everything, but he's quicker than fast and proved it with terrific smoothness and agility in the short drills. The 4.5 40 was just good enough to help his cause considering the preconceived notions, and for him, 13 reps weren't bad.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 17
Positives: A playmaker who always rose to the occasion. Always made big things happen with the ball in his hands. … An elite returner who could have a long career as a specialist if he doesn’t emerge as a receiver. … Great speed and burst. An ultra-reliable target who could grow into a whale of a No. 3 playmaker.
Negatives: Small. He can get shoved around and isn’t going to make too many plays when the ball is in the air. … He’s not going to block anyone. He doesn’t have the size. … Dominated in the MAC in an offense with several strong players.

160. WR Blair White, Michigan State 6-2, 209
Post-Combine Skinny: A pet prospect of many, he also showed off good speed and great athleticism running a solid 4.5 and being among the quickest players in the short drills. He showed off the raw skills to go along with the production and walk-on-like effort.
Pre-Combine Position Rank: 22
Positives: Worked himself into a player. Does all the little things right. … A peerless route runner. Every break and every cut is sharp. … Plays bigger than his size and faster than his speed.
Negatives: While not a bad athlete, he doesn’t have NFL deep wheels. … Not necessarily a great talent. A try-hard type who make it by working, not on skill. … Can be taken away by a top corner.