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2010 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Four
Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard
Cincinnati WR Mardy Gilyard
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 24, 2010


Who went where and how good are each of the draft picks in the 4th round?

2010 NFL Draft

4th Round Picks & Analysis


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99. St. Louis
Mardy Gilyard, WR Cincinnati 6-0, 187
Overall Pick No. 99 CFN Overall Ranking: 73

While he might not be a perfect receiver prospect, he's a light's on player who steps up when he has to. Will he be Sam Bradford's No. 1 target? No, but he'll be a key cog if the Ram offense ends up being great again.

Considering his lack of size, he needed to time well and work out better, but that was a problem at the Combine running a 4.61. However, he showed excellent quickness and will be one of the more intriguing players on many draft boards. He has the attitude of a No. 1 receiver and isn't afraid to step up and produce when everything is on the line. Smart, savvy, and willing to work harder than everyone else, he'll make a coaching staff happy. The slight frame is going to be a problem, but his lack of deep speed will put a ceiling on what he can become. He'll play better than he worked out.
CFN Projection: Third Round

100. Minnesota (from Detroit)
Everson Griffen, DE USC 6-3, 273
Overall Pick 101 CFN Overall Ranking: 43

It's the type of pick Minnesota loves to make: big school, big name, good talent with upside. There hasn't been a ton of luck with big ends with Erasmus James busting and Kenechi Udeze tragically getting sick, but the Vikings needed a lineman to flank the great tackles and this was a great value pick.

A slight disappointment, he was always good, but he wasn't an elite performer. The strength and size are there, running an excellent 4.66 40 and lifting 32 reps of 225 pounds, but his raw skills have never been a question mark. Now he needs to get his butt in gear and play up to his talent on a regular basis. There will be moments when he's special, and then he'll disappear for long stretches. Someone will fall in love with him on the workouts alone, but it'll take a great coach to get the best out of him.
CFN Projection: Second Round

101. Tampa Bay
Mike Williams, WR Syracuse 6-2, 221 (Jr.)
Overall Pick 101 CFN Overall Ranking: 148

After taking Arrelious Benn in the second round, getting Williams here could bring an even bigger boost for the passing game. The Bucs are giving Josh Freeman some weapons, but Williams is hardly a sure thing. He could be another Antonio Bryant, though, for a year if everything breaks right.

There's no questioning his talent, his size, or his potential. He's not a blazer, running a 4.53, but he's fast on the field when tracking the ball and he's good at getting open. He looks the part, and if there weren't off-the-field issues he'd likely be one of the top five receiver prospects. But there are the knucklehead concerns after getting suspended in each of the last two seasons. Not all that strong, benching 225 pounds just eight times at the Combine, he needs to be far stronger for his size and he has to show he wants to be great. He has to work and he has to prove he's not a pinhead (which he wasn't able to do in interviews).
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

102. Houston (from Kansas City)
Darryl Sharpton, ILB Miami 5-11, 236
Overall Pick No. 102 CFN Overall Ranking: 127

The Texans could use a safety, but they're beefing up the middle of the front seven with a run stopper from the Canes to go along with the pick of Earl Mitchell in the third. The defensive picks won't stop here.

Short and very compact, he gets good leverage and is a strong tackler who battles well and fights hard in a limited space. A big hitter, he packs a wallop when he gets to unload. Even though he's a mediocre athlete with limited range, he's versatile enough to play in any style and any linebacker spot, but there's a hard-ceiling on what he can do and how good he'll be. He got by on talent way too often at Miami, and that's not going to work at the next level.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

103. Washington
Perry Riley, OLB LSU 6-1, 239
Overall Pick 103 CFN Overall Ranking: 224

The Redskins needed to address the defense, but the secondary was a bigger glaring problem. Instead they went for a great run stopper who'll be good if everything comes his way, but he won't be a star. He's a good cog for a system who was way too high on most draft boards.

A big hitter who can fly to the ball when he's in the open, he doesn't miss a stop and is great when dealing with a ball-carrier one-on-one. However, he's not going to be special in space at an NFL level lacking the athleticism to be a top outside linebacker. He might move inside to take advantage of his toughness, but he'll have to get a lot bigger. While he'll never do much in pass coverage, he's used to playing on the weakside and can at least be tried out there. However, he'll probably be overdrafted considering he doesn't have elite skills in any one area for a top linebacker.
CFN Projection: Third Round

104. Tennessee (from Seattle)
Alterraun Verner, CB UCLA 5-10, 189
Overall Pick No. 104 CFN Overall Ranking: 121

The Titans like ball-hawkers, and Jeff Fisher has his third aggressive defender in the first four picks. Verner might not be a No. 1 corner for the Titans, but he could have plenty of opportunities to be an interception machine in the system. Is he worth LenDale White? Tennessee gave up the RB to Seattle for Verner.

Very quick and very, very good at going to get the ball, he's a hawker who seems to make things happen. While the straight-line speed is mediocre, he's so quick that it doesn't matter. While he's a bit thin, he's willing to come up and hit and he doesn't make a ton of mistakes. The athleticism isn't there to be elite, and he's not going to be a No. 1 corner, but he should be an excellent nickel back or a serviceable No. 2 corner on a secondary with a shutdown star.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

105. Philadelphia (from Cleveland)
Trevard Lindley, CB Kentucky 5-11, 183
Overall Pick 105 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Philadelphia obviously doesn't care much about size. Lindley isn't big, but when healthy, he's a playmaker. The Eagles are going after playmakers for the defense, and while Lindley isn't a great athlete and he struggled to stay on the field, he made things happen when he was on the field.

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. … 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. Oakland
Bruce Campbell, OT Maryland 6-6, 314
Overall Pick No. 106 CFN Overall Ranking: 69

You KNEW Oakland was going to take Campbell at some point. He's the exact type of athlete the Raiders love to have, but he has one problem: he's not good at playing football. However, early in the fourth round is a good spot to take the chance. This isn't a reach for a player with all-timer raw tools, and it's an interesting pick to go along with Jared Veldheer in the third.

He came up with one of the greatest workouts in Combine history blazing a 4.84 40 and 34 reps on the bench. He looked cut, showed off the body of a tight end, and moved like a much smaller player. The athleticism is unquestioned, but he needs a ton of work at becoming a football player. Not being able to block is usually an issue for an NFL tackle, and he doesn't use his strength of athleticism nearly enough. Someone will fall in love with the idea of his athleticism and will take the chance on getting a special talent, but it's buyer beware.
CFN Projection: First Round

107. Buffalo
Marcus Easley, WR Connecticut 6-3, 210
Overall Pick 107 CFN Overall Ranking: 177

After going with C.J. Spiller in the first round, the Bills are adding even more flash and dash to the offense with a receiver who can absolutely fly. He needs time to learn how to be a receiver, but 4.4 deep fliers with 6-3 size don't come around very often. The raw skills are there.

All the measurables are there with tremendous size and 4.42 speed. He might have smallish hands and he might be extremely raw, but the upside is so great that he's worth a flier. He'll need a little time, but until he gets a year of pro coaching in him he can be used as a deep threat and a big-play game-changer. However, he's just not a natural wide receiver and is more prospect than player. A walk-on with a walk-on mentality, he'll run through a wall to make himself a player and is worth the flier.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

108.Oakland (from Jacksonville)
Jacoby Ford, WR Clemson 5-9, 186
Overall Pick 108 CFN Overall Ranking: 60
Al Davis loves his speed, and he got the fastest player in the entire draft to give Bruce Gradkowski a deep weapon to work with. With Louis Murphy and Darrius Heyward-Bay already in the receiving corps, the Raiders will have the fastest wideouts in the NFL. Stretching the field won't be a problem.

4.24. Speed, speed, speed, speed, speed. He might not be big, he might have holes in his game as a pure receiver, and he might have major durability concerns, but there's no substitute for raw warp wheels. Not only does he go from 0-to-60 in a hiccup, but he can also blow past anyone when he gets the ball in his hands. He's never going to be a polished receiver and he'll never block anyone, but who cares? Does anyone complain that DeSean Jackson isn't physical? Make him a No. 3 target who has to make one big play a game, and he'll do it.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

109. Chicago
Corey Wootton, DE Northwestern 6-6, 270
Overall Pick 109 CFN Overall Ranking: 94

Wootton doesn't have to go far to play his pro ball, but the Chicago media will go crazy over this pick. It's a good value selection for a player of Wootton's size and pass rushing skill, but the Bears just dropped a ton of coin on Julius Peppers and desperately, DESPERATELY need offensive line help and could use another safety prospect to go along with Major Wright.

With outstanding size, great length, and a fantastic physique, he's an intimidating force with the quickness to match the measurables. There's still a sense of unfinished business on what he can become as he was just coming into his own before suffering a devastating knee injury, and he wasn't quite back to his old self last year. Very candid that he didn't work nearly hard enough early in his career, he has the fire and the fight to reach his potential. Can he get back the quickness and explosiveness? Someone will have to take a chance on him without fully knowing what he'll be a few years from now.
CFN Projection: Third Round

110. San Diego (from Miami)
Darrell Stuckey, SS Kansas 5-11, 205
Overall Pick 110 CFN Overall Ranking: 85

The right pick at the right time, Stuckey could've gone in the third round and no one would've blinked. The Chargers have a good, sound speedster for the middle of the secondary with the skills to be a ball-hawker and an instant starter. He could turn out to be the pick of the early fourth round if he's allowed to go after the ball.

With decent size and terrific speed, he has the upside to be a great value pick. The sub-4.5 speed makes him a candidate for any safety spot and a near-perfect fit for the cover-2. He's not known for being physical and he isn't a strong hitter, but his range and athleticism should be enough to hold down a job for a long time. With his work ethic and his toughness, he'll make himself into a better player, but he isn't going to get much bigger and he doesn't have top end range. His stock was far higher last year than it was after a mediocre 2009, but he could be a great selection in the middle rounds.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

111. Seattle (from Tennessee)
Walter Thurmond, CB Oregon 5-11, 189
Overall Pick 111 CFN Overall Ranking: 162

Pete Carroll likes his defensive players, and after trading out of a spot that could've been UCLA's Alterraun Verner, he gets a good, sound baller who's more of a football player than a prospect. He's a second round talent if his knee is healthy.

With long size and nice athleticism, he's a strong prospect who makes things happen and is a willing run defender. A fantastic football player, he has taken his lumps and worked through them to get the experience needed to be ready right away, even if he'll have problem against the stronger receivers. So what's the problem? His knee. He suffered a bad injury and needs to prove now that he can hold up on a regular basis. If his knee turns out to be fine, he'll be one of the better corners in the draft. But that's a big if.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

112. New York Jets (from Carolina)
Joe McKnight, RB USC 5-11, 198 (Jr.)
Overall Pick 112 CFN Overall Ranking: 95

The Jets fans are going to expect more than McKnight will give. There will be one or two games in the Rex Ryan running game that the underwhelming talent from USC will shine in and he'll raise expectations, and then he'll disappear for long stretches. But in this attack, he'll get his chance to raise his game to another level he didn't achieve in college.

While he ran well and worked out strong at the Combine, it wasn't enough to make up for the disappointing career. He was tagged with being the next Reggie Bush, but instead he was just a guy who had some decent moments. The quickness and speed are there to make a difference at the next level, but he's not strong, has no power whatsoever, and doesn't block. He'll have to be a specialist who finds a niche early on, and while he might have a good game or two here and there, he's going to be along for the ride.
CFN Projection: Third Round

113. New England (from San Francisco)
Aaron Hernandez, TE Florida 6-2, 245 (Jr.)
Overall Pick No. 113 CFN Overall Ranking: 72

Value, value, value. Bill Belichick and Urban Meyer are buddies, and Hernandez comes highly recommended. The Patriots already got a tight end in Rob Gronkowski, and they already took two Gators in Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes. Pats fans now have to hope that Meyer hasn't gone nuts and his influence means something positive.

He's built like a fullback, moves like an H-Back, and catches like a wide receiver. He's not all that big and doesn't have the prototype look, but he's a phenomenal route runner and a great pass catcher with excellent athleticism and the ability to make the tough catches. While he might be thickly built, he's not a blocker and has some character issues after having a few minor problems at Florida. You know what you're getting; he'll be a strong receiver who'll need a better blocking tight end to be in the rotation.
CFN Projection: Second Round

114. Baltimore (from Denver)
Dennis Pitta, TE BYU 6-5, 245
Overall Pick No. 116 CFN Overall Ranking: 114

The right pick at the right time, it's also an interesting one considering the Ravens already spend a pick on Ed Dickson to upgrade the tight ends. It'll also be interesting to see how Pitta compares to Aaron Henderson, who went a pick earlier to New England. Joe Flacco has to be happy.

A naturally pure pass catcher, he helped himself at the Combine and in workouts by running well, clocking in under 4.7, while coming up with 27 reps on the bench. He also showed surprising agility. So what's the problem? He doesn't really use his strength as a blocker, doesn't have enough suddenness to get in and out of his cuts quickly enough to give an NFL defender problems, and there's little upside for a player who'll be 25 when he starts his career. He is what he is, and that's not all that bad.
CFN Projection: Second Round

115. New York Giants
Phillip Dillard, ILB Nebraska 6-0, 245
Overall Pick 115 CFN Overall Ranking: 223

This is a defensive draft for the Giants, and they're stockpiling prospects. Call this a strength in numbers pick for the Giants. Dillard might not be a top-shelf athlete, but he's a big hitter and the type of run stopper who could fit in well with better players around him.

A great hitter who packs a wallop, he has good size and excellent straight-line speed running a 4.64 at the Combine. With a great motor and good character, he's the type of player who'll run through a wall to make plays, but he's not always in the right position and he misses too many plays by being overly aggressive. It took a while before the light went on, but he was great in his one year as a high-end playmaker. He could play inside or out, but after a little bit of time he should shine as an inside linebacker … again, after a little bit of time.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round


116. Pittsburgh
Thaddeus Gibson, OLB Ohio State 6-2, 243
Overall Pick 116 CFN Overall Ranking: 133

What a shocker. Pittsburgh goes with … a hybrid linebacker! The Steelers almost never go wrong with picking up pass rushers, and they always seem to do a great job with the good prospects who just need a fire lit under them (LaMarr Woodley, James Harrison). Combining with Jason Worilds, the Steelers have their defensive playmakers for the next several years.

With a great frame and the perfect look, he has the appearance of a next-level linebacker, even though he has defensive end skills. A veteran who has been through it all, he has great athleticism and could be a natural in several spot. Very quick, he led all defensive ends at the Combine in the cone drill and blazed through the shuttle drills, and the 32 reps on the bench were terrific. However, his skills don't necessarily translate to the field and he isn't an elite pass rusher and there might be a concern of a Vernon Gholston tag (looks the part but can't play).
CFN Projection: Second Round

Atlanta
229. Joe Hawley, C UNLV 6-3, 297
Overall Pick 117 CFN Overall Ranking: 229

Is he going to be a center or a guard? Either way he's a big reach for the Falcon line as he could've been had in the fifth round. Finding more protection for Matt Ryan isn't a bad thing, and his strength should make him a strong run blocker to help add even more balance.

With nearly perfect size for a center, he's built for the spot, has great functional strength, and he doesn't make a lot of mental mistakes. With the want-to and the drive to always get better, he has grown into a weight room warrior and he could quickly become the leader of someone's line. He's not for everyone, though, with average mobility and he'll have to get used to ditching the spread-blocking of UNLV. Moving to guard, in the right offense, won't be a problem.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round


118. Houston
Garrett Graham, TE Wisconsin 6-3, 243
Overall Pick 118 CFN Overall Ranking: 86

The Texans hit it big with another Badger tight end, Owen Daniels, before he got hurt, and Graham could be a steal here considering Dennis Pitta and Aaron Hernandez were taken a few picks earlier. Graham is a Chris Cooley type who'll put up nice numbers with Matt Schaub throwing to him.

While he's a bit thin and he's not all that big a blocker, he's a great receiver with savvy route running ability and the talent to find the seam and make the tough grabs. There were times when he was the only viable target in the Badger passing game, everyone knew it, and he still produced. He needs to be stronger, is only around a 4.75 runner, and he'll be limited in what he can do, but he can be like another Wisconsin product, Owen Daniels, and can be a cheap draft pick who'll hang around for a long time.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

119. Miami (from Dallas from New England)
A.J. Edds, OLB Iowa 6-4, 246
Overall Pick 119 CFN Overall Ranking: 231

A reach. Miami traded up to get a nice player, but not an elite linebacker prospect. After going athletic early with DT Jared Odrick and DE/LB Koa Misi, the Dolphins are hoping Edds can grow, literally, into a football player needing to hit the weights hard.

Surprisingly quick for a tall, rangy player, he struggled on the bench at the Combine (16 reps) and wasn't fast enough, but he has room to grow into his frame and could be used in a variety of ways. He's not the flashiest player around, but he's tough and makes a ton of plays. He needs to get a lot stronger, he isn't a pass rusher, and he gets by more on want-to than on raw skills. There's a hard ceiling on what he can become, but he could be a functional backup.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

120. Cincinnati
Geno Atkins, DT Georgia 6-1, 293
Overall Pick 120 CFN Overall Ranking: 88

The Bengals didn't really need a defensive tackle, and they addressed the front with Carlos Dunlap in the second, but this is a great value pick. Atkins can bench press the house and could be a stick in the mud run stopper who turns into a top producer from the day he hits camp.

While he's a little bit light and he doesn't have any room to get bigger, he's extremely strong, extremely quick, and has tremendous upside for the right defense. He won't be for everyone, he can't play on the nose and will likely flourish as a 3-4 end, but after a Combine with 34 reps on the bench and an eye-popping 4.75 40, someone will be extremely happy to get him and turn him loose. Now he needs to play up to his talent and potential and has to show that he wants to be a real, live player after getting benched for a stretch last year.
CFN Projection: Third Round

121. Philadelphia
Keenan Clayton, LB Oklahoma 6-1, 229
Overall Pick 121 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

The Eagles keep reaching for players who don't necessarily have NFL talent. Trevard Lindley was a reach earlier in the fourth round, and Clayton is a HUGE stretch taken roughly two rounds too early. It has been all defense all the time with the first five picks going for the D, and this is one that's going to likely be a miss.

While he has good speed and tremendous leaping ability, he's not all that big and will have to fill a role as a special teamer. He doesn't play nearly as well as his speed and athleticism, but he could be turned loose as a pass rushing specialist on third downs. 122. Philadelphia (at Green Bay)
Mike Kafka, QB Northwestern 6-3, 225
Overall Pick 122 CFN Overall Ranking: 163

The Eagles are looking for their long-term backup solution to Kevin Kolb, and Kafka has the upside to be a good bomber once he learns how to stop throwing interceptions. He's not a starting prospect, but he's a smart career No. 2 with upside.

An interesting prospect with enough game to be a long-time backup with starting potential in a few years. He only started for one season at Northwestern and was considered more of a runner than a thrower until last year, and then he bombed away with no ground game to help him out. He needs reps and he needs more live action as his immaturity on the field showed with way too many bad reads and way too many bad throws. However, he's smart, will work his tail off, and won't have any problem with any playbook. He's not going to throw a grape through a brick wall, but he has enough of an arm to push the ball down the field, and the mobility to make things happen on the move. After looking great in offseason workouts and practices, he's worth developing.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

123. New Orleans (from Arizona from Baltimore)
236. Al Woods, DT LSU 6-4, 309
PHENOMENAL tools, looks the part, and has everything there to be a prototype NFL defensive tackle except for one major problem. He sucks … at least he did in college. He's not a football player, he's a dog in games, and he'll be a heartbreaker because of what seems like his limitless upside. However, players of his size and his athleticism don't come around often, and if you're the Super Bowl champion, you can afford to shoot for the stars.

If you didn't see film on him and only went by looks and measurables, he'd be the prototype. It's all there with phenomenal athleticism for a player of his size, rocking the Combine with a tackle-best 37" vertical, and there isn't a lot of wear on the tires. However, there's a reason. He didn't play nearly as well as his skills and, to put it in the most basic terms, he isn't a good football player. He'll be overdrafted because of his million-dollar tools and he'll drive a coaching staff crazy when he's not better than he looks.
CFN Projection: Third Round

124. Carolina (from New York Jets from Arizona)
Eric Norwood, OLB South Carolina 6-1, 245 (DE)
/> Overall Pick 124 CFN Overall Ranking: 51
Phenomenal value, Norwood is a terrific pass rushing prospect who could've gone in the second round and no one would've blinked. The Panthers didn't necessarily need a hybrid pass rusher, but this was too good a prospect to let fall any further.

Part defensive end, part linebacker, he got many of his accolades based on a few big, high-profile games and disappeared far too often the rest of the time. He has good size, excellent strength, and could be turned loose as a pass rushing terror from time to time, and he could even be used as a middle linebacker if needed. While he might have gotten by on reputation, he's a good player who'll likely flourish as a pro if he gets to be a speed-rushing linebacker.
CFN Projection: Second Round

125. Philadelphia (from Dallas)
Clay Harbor, TE Missouri State 6-3, 252
Overall Pick 125 CFN Overall Ranking: 178

High on many draft boards, this is a solid value pick considering the other tight ends who went earlier in the fourth round. He'll fit in immediately in the Andy Reid two tight end set with Brent Celek on the other side. Athletically, he's as good as any tight end in the draft. Philly got a starter late in the fourth round … that's never a bad thing.

A decent prospect going into the offseason, he helped himself immeasurably with a good Combine showing decent 4.69 speed with a tackle-like 30 reps on the bench and a 40" vertical. He looks the part and moves extremely well, and he's a strong enough blocker to be used on all three downs. While he hasn't played anyone of note and needs coaching, he played like he belonged in workouts and has fantastic upside. If there is such a thing, he's a safe flier to take in the middle rounds.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

126. Dallas (from Miami from San Diego)
Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, CB Indiana (PA) 6-0, 207
Overall Pick 126 CFN Overall Ranking: 108

Dallas got yet another great value pick taking one of the best all-around athletes in the draft. Had he gone to Ohio State instead of Indiana (PA), he'd be a top 50 selection. He'll take some lumps, but the upside is limitless. Any player whose name means "Sunday Born" can play in the NFL.

The basics are there with great size, blazing speed, and the look of an NFL corner. He can explode out of his cuts and he's a playmaker who does a little of everything well with good tackling skills and shut-down ability. He had no problems at the D-II level and has to prove he can play among the big boys while needing a ton of coaching to break down his technique to build it back up again. On the plus side, there's a high ceiling on what could be one of the top X factors among the defensive backs.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

127. Seattle (from NY Jets)
E.J. Wilson, DE North Carolina 6-2, 286
Overall Pick 127 CFN Overall Ranking: 244

Pete Carroll is going to beef up his defense. Wilson might not be a star to build around, but his size and versatility should work well with what the new coaching staff wants to do. He's not going to get into the backfield, but he can play a 3-4 end at times (even though he's better suited for tackle in a 4-3).

Very thick, but more of a tackle than an end, he doesn't have special skills and doesn't have elite strength to overcome his lack of athleticism. A try-hard type who's reliable and gets a push into the backfield, he won't run around anyone and he's not a closer. There isn't really a spot for what he does if he's not a 4-3 end, but he's just big enough to see time in a camp as a potential run stopper.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

128. Detroit (from Miami)
Jason Fox, OT Miami 6-7, 303
Overall Pick 128 CFN Overall Ranking: 154

Upgrading the offensive line to protect the franchise, Matt Stafford, isn't a bad thing. Fox isn't going to dominate anyone, but he's a good athlete who should be solid in pass protection. The Lions needed linemen, and while Fox might not be a sure-thing, he's a safe flier late in the fourth.

A great athlete with the frame to get far bigger, he's a high-character former tight end who moves well, is great on the move, and can play several spots on the line even though he's not all that bulky. He needs to hit the weight room and he's not going to flatten anyone, but he could be great in the right finesse scheme and he could be scratching the surface on his potential. It's going to take a little while, but he has great upside for a few years down the road.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

129. Indianapolis
Jacques McClendon, G Tennessee 6-3, 324
Overall Pick 129 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A major reach, McClendon isn't draftable. Indianapolis has a history of finding diamonds in the rough, and it doesn't things its own way, but this is a mega-reach for a smart, big body who'll need time to develop. He has to translate his weight room strength into football strength at an NFL level.

Very big and very strong, he could be a decent player in time if he's allowed to develop. Very smart, he's a two-time academic All-SEC performer, and one of the team's strongest players, but he wasn't consistent and is only a run blocker. As far as pure bulk, though, he could be worth a free agent flier.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

130. Arizona (from New Orleans)
O'Brien Schofield, OLB Wisconsin 6-2, 221 (DE)
Overall Pick 130 CFN Overall Ranking: 221

A nice pick who could be a steal if he's given time, he would've gone in the top 100 had he not wrecked his knee this offseason. When he's right, he's a disruptive force who can become a devastating specialist, but again, he needs time. Lots and lots of time. This is a pick for 2011 when his knee is right again.

Tragically, Schofield tore his ACL in an East-West Shrine practice after being unblockable at times and becoming the talk of the early offseason. Way too small to be a regular NFL defensive end, he proved he could make the transition to outside linebacker before the knee injury, but now there's a question if his ACL will be too much to overcome for a player of his size. He can be erased by good, strong linemen and he'll need to pack on the pounds to be able to hold up on the line. Clutch, he always seemed to get into the backfield and to the quarterback just when the team needed it the most. He'd have likely been a top 100 pick before the injury, and he could be a gem later on for anyone patient enough to let him heal.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

131. Cincinnati
Roddrick Muckelroy, OLB Texas 6-2, 246
Overall Pick 131 CFN Overall Ranking: 227

The Bengals are making a big push to upgrade the defense getting Carlos Dunlap and CB Brandon Ghee on Friday and loading up with DT Geno Atkins and now Muckelroy. The former Texas star might not be a star prospect, but he's a player who always goes full-tilt and will be the type of high-character player the Bengals could always use.

A pure outside linebacker, he's a good worker, moves well, and he has a high-end motor, but he's not nearly athletic enough to be a regular on the weakside and isn't functionally strong at an NFL level. While he might not have the top skills, he's a great producer who's a better football player than a workout warrior. He's the type of player coaches love to have since he'll bust his tail in practices, but he simply doesn't have the raw NFL necessities to be anything more than just a guy.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round












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