2010 NFL Draft Analysis - Round Seven
South Floirda LB George Selvie
South Floirda LB George Selvie
Posted Apr 24, 2010

Who went where and how good are each of the draft picks in the 7th round?

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208. New England (from Washington from St. Louis)
Thomas Welch, OT Vanderbilt 6-6, 307
Overall Pick 208 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Very slow and with little to no athleticism, Welch might still be a late-round Bill Belichick steal who can be molded into a productive part of the blocking rotation.

A very nice college player, he's a tough, feisty blocker who fights well and is a smart player who doesn't make mistakes. He's not all that big and needs to fill out his frame, and he has a shaky ankle and durability issues. There's a chance he could stick on a roster for a little while because he has the potential to grow into a solid backup tackle, but he needs work and needs to be in the right offense.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

209. Buffalo (from Detroit)
Levi Brown, QB Troy 6-4, 229
Overall Pick 209 CFN Overall Ranking: 149

Tremendous late upside pick, Brown is a bomber who could be a steal if he's given a year or three to correct his mechanics. He could've gone in the fourth and no one would've blinked.

It took a little while, and a transfer from Richmond, but Brown turned into a whale of a playmaker for a great Sun Belt team. Once the light went on, he was a cool, steady bomber who made all the throws and showed a great command of the offense. A baller, he's the type of player who's going to work his tail off to become a good player and has the intensity and focus lacking among many prospects in this draft. He'll need mechanical work, and lots of it, needing to come up with a more compact throwing motion, and he has to get used to working up under center, but he has the makeup to be a solid starter if given the chance to work through his mistakes.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

210. Tampa Bay
Cody Grimm, S Virginia Tech 5-11, 203
Overall Pick 210 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Not a linebacker in the NFL, he'll be a slowish safety and a special teamer. He's a good defender who might hang around the roster simply by doing a little of everything and always going full-tile.

The son of former star Washington Redskin lineman, Russ, Grimm is a hard-nosed player who has worked hard to get just big enough to play at a high collegiate level. As expected for a player from his family, he's instinctive on the field and always is in the right position and seems to be thinking two steps ahead of anyone else. While he might be limited because of his size, he's a good tackler and will do anything needed. The straight-line speed isn't there, but he's incredibly quick with the fastest cone time of any safety at the Combine. He'll always get an honest look because of who his dad is, but he doesn't have NFL skills to be anything more than a good special teamer.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

211. St. Louis (from Washington)
Marquis Johnson, CB Alabama 5-11, 192
Overall Pick 211 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Purely a prospect based on his athleticism and not for anything he did on the field, he's fast, quick, and was worth a late throwaway pick just to see if he's worth keeping around in a camp. Just because he didn't do much at Alabama doesn't mean he can't play.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

212. Miami (from Kansas City)
Chris McCoy, LB Middle Tennessee 6-3, 251
Overall Pick 211 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A very tough, very productive Sun Belt star, he's the type of try-hard battler who can be used as an outside linebacker and a pass rushing specialist in the Miami 3-4.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

213. Detroit (from Seattle)
Willie Young, DE NC State 6-5, 251 (OLB)
Overall Pick 213 CFN Overall Ranking: 184

He should've been taken much earlier with the upside to grow into a true end and just enough athleticism to see time as an outside linebacker early on. He's a fourth round talent the Lions got late.

Very tall with the frame to get bigger, he could be a far more interesting pro than a collegian if he's able to fill out his frame. He can play in any scheme with good enough athleticism to work as an outside linebacker and just enough strength to be a decent end, but he doesn't have an elite skill set and there's a hard ceiling on what he can do. Old, he'll be 25 at the start of the season and will have to bulk up in a hurry to maximize his potential. A pure pass rusher, he'll have to add more to his game to be a three-down defender and to be involved against power running teams.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

214. Minnesota (from Cleveland)
Mickey Shuler, TE Penn State 6-4, 241
Overall Pick 214 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A blocker for the running game, he's not going to catch any passes, but he could be a fit in two tight-end sets on the other side of Visanthe Shiancoe. He could also step in at fullback once in a while.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

215. Oakland
Jeremy Ware, CB Michigan State 5-10, 183
Overall Pick 211 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A Raider mainly because he has terrific speed, he isn't going to make the roster with all the other defensive back talent on the team. However, he could be a gunner on coverage teams and might find a role as a backup nickel back.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

216. Buffalo
Kyle Calloway, OT Iowa 6-7, 323
Overall Pick 216 CFN Overall Ranking: 83

He's really big, is tough to get knock off his base, and has great length making him tough to get around. However, he has the dreaded Right Tackle Only tag. He's one of the slowest offensive linemen in the draft and doesn't have the raw skills to cover a quarterback's blind side, but he has a great attitude, is experienced, and he should be able to step in and play from Day One.
CFN Projection: Third Round

217. Tampa Bay (from Jacksonville)
Dekoda Watson, OLB Florida State 6-1, 240
Overall Pick 217 CFN Overall Ranking: 79

Absolutely chiseled out of granite, he has a body with one muscle on top of another. More than just a phenomenal physique, he's extremely quick and cranked out a blazing 4.56 40 and an amazing 11'2" broad jump. He's not going to get any bigger (there isn't room for another muscle), he doesn't have a feel for pass coverage considering his athleticism, and has been better in workouts than on the field.
CFN Projection: Third Round

218. Chicago
J'Marcus Webb, OT< West Texas A&M 6-7, 335
Overall Pick 218 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A massive, MASSIVE prospect, but he's not going to solve Chicago's offensive tackle woes. The Bears needed to come up with the best player available and not try to fill a need with a seventh rounder, but considering the line is a glaring problem, Webb will be a flier who'll get a better chance than most taken in the final round.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

219. Washington (from Miami)
Terrence Austin, WR UCLA 5-11, 176
Overall Pick 219 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Austin isn't going to stretch the field, but he's extremely quick and is the type of receiver who could slip into a role as a short-range target who makes things happen on third downs. If he can show something as a returner, he has a chance.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

220. Philadelphia (from Denver from Detroit)
Jamar Chaney, ILB Mississippi State 6-1, 242
Overall Pick 220 CFN Overall Ranking: 101

A big, hard inside presence with great size and bulk to hold up just fine as a tough run stuffer, Chaney is built for the middle but can turn and move easily in pass coverage. While he wasn't always known for being a top athlete, he made eyes pop at the Combine with a blazing 4.54, a 39" vertical, and fluid quickness around the cones and the shuttle. Along with the size and the raw skills, he's a butt-buster who's always working and always trying to get better. With all his talent, though, he didn't do quite enough against the run that he probably should've and is just okay against the pass. The Eagles have to like him on pure potential more than the game tape.
CFN Projection: Third Round

221. New York Giants
Matt Dodge, P East Carolina 6-2, 224
Overall Pick 221 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Arguably the best punter in the draft, or at least on par with Zoltan Mesko, who was taken earlier by New England, Dodge is a blaster who shouldn't have an issue with the swirling winds the Giants always have to deal with.
222. Tennessee
Marc Mariani, WR Montana 6-1, 181
Overall Pick 222 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Nothing more than a flier on a decent-sized producer, he's not going to set the world on fire but he could be used as a solid possession receiver. He'll be a special teamer if he makes the cut.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

223. Carolina
R.J. Stanford, CB Utah 5-10, 185
Overall Pick 223 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

He's not all that big, but he's quick enough to get a long look in camp before being a late cut. He's just aggressive enough to be used in a variety of ways, but he'll be at his best if he can prove he can hold up against bigger more physical targets.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

224. San Francisco
CFN Projection: Free Agent

Phillip Adams, CB South Carolina State 5-11, 196
Overall Pick 224 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A speedster, he's strong, relatively big, and fast enough to show what he can do for a Niner defense that only went with one defensive back, Taylor Mays.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

Denver (from Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh)
96. Syd'Quan Thompson, CB California 5-9, 186
Overall Pick 96 CFN Overall Ranking: 225

An interesting prospect who doesn't play like his frame, he's a strong hitter for a 5-9, 186-pounder and he's faster on the field than his 4.55 40 time. He's a short, squatty defender with great quickness and can cut on a dime, and considering he isn't afraid to hit, he could become a dangerous safety. The raw measureables aren't there, but he can play and could be a very nice starter on the right defense. There's a ceiling on what he can do and what he can become, but he'll hang around the league for a long time.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

226. St. Louis (from Atlanta)
George Selvie, DE South Florida 6-3, 252 (OLB)
Overall Pick 226 CFN Overall Ranking: 145

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Selvie was considered a Jerry Hughes-like first rounder last year around this time, but he timed sloe, and slid to the Rams late. After dominating at a high level, he had a disappointing final season and was overshadowed by freakish lineman Jason Pierre-Paul. While his stock has dropped as no one can quite figure out what he is, he's a good football player with the potential to be a much better pro than a collegian. He's not quite big enough to be a regular defensive lineman, and he's not necessarily an outside linebacker, he's fluid, strong, and is a fantastic pass rusher who plays better than he times. While he'll play tough, he just won't have the bulk to not get buried at times.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

227. Houston
105. Dorin Dickerson, TE Pitt 6-1, 226
Overall Pick 227 CFN Overall Ranking: 105

Houston didn't need more tight ends after grabbing Garrett Graham earlier, but the value is way too much to pass here. While he's way too small and he'll never block anyone, the 4.4 speed at the Combine and the 43.5" vertical overcomes a ton of problems. A field-stretching H-Back who can be used in a variety of ways as a receiver, he can make deep plays, work in the slot, or line up as a tight end from time to time. However, he doesn't use his speed well enough on the field and he doesn't block anyone. Someone will fall in love with his athleticism and his potential, but he could turn out to be flashier than consistently good. He needs the right fit.
CFN Projection: Third Round

228. Cincinnati
Reggie Stephens, OG Iowa State 6-3, 322
Overall Pick 224 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A very big, very strong run blocker, Stephens played at a high level for the Cyclone line and turned into the anchor up front. While he's not going to run much and he can only play in a phone booth, he can lean on linemen and force the pile a bit. He'll get an honest shot.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

229. Washington (from New England)
Erik Cook, C New Mexico 6-6, 318 (OG)
Overall Pick 229 CFN Overall Ranking: 210

An extremely productive starter for the Lobos for a long time, he can fill in anywhere needed on the line with tackle size and the push of a guard. He might not be a master of any trade, but he could do anything just well enough to be a godsend of a backup. He needs to get stronger and he's way too much of a tweener without the feet to be a tackle for a long period of time, and he needs to hit the weights hard.
CFN Projection: Seventh Round

230. Green Bay
C.J. Wilson, DE East Carolina 6-3, 290
Overall Pick 230 CFN Overall Ranking: 122

A big 3-4 end who cranked out an impressive 32 reps on the bench at the Combine, he could be yet another tough, strong tackle. A phenomenal value, he could've gone a few rounds earlier. Athletic for his size, he can move well and could be used just about anywhere with some of the most versatile raw skills in the draft. He'll never be a top pass rusher and he's not polished, but he's tough, won't be out of the lineup without something major happening, and could be an interesting and safe mid-round flier.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

231. Washington (from New England from Philadelphia)
Selvish Capers, OT West Virginia 6-5, 308
Overall Pick 231 CFN Overall Ranking: 76

The Redskins gobbled up one of the biggest free-fallers in the draft. A terrific athlete was has good explosion in his legs, he now needs to get stronger and prove to be a better run blocker. He's great for a zone-blocking scheme, but he only came up with 19 reps on the bench and he has to hit a weight room to fill out his tall, skinny frame. A former tight end, he moves well and could be just scratching the surface of how good he'll become. Compared to a few of the other athletic tackle prospects, he should be a cheaper, safer pick outside of the top 50.
CFN Projection: Second Round

232. Denver (from Tampa Bay from Baltimore)
Jammie Kirlew, DE Indiana 6-1, 260
Overall Pick 224 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A fantastic pass rusher who grew into the job over the last few years, he makes up for his lack of size with a high-powered motor that doesn't stop. He might not do much against the run, but he's always active and can always produce. He's not Adewale Ogunlye, but he's a lot like the former Hoosier who also dropped like a rock.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

233. Arizona
Jim Dray, TE Stanford 6-5, 246
Overall Pick 224 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A rare blocking tight end who has just good enough hands to be used as a receiver, he'll be a tough cut for the Cardinals. While he's not a need pick and he'll have to find a niche right away, he has just enough upside to get a long look and be used in a variety of roles.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

234. Dallas
Sean Lissemore, DT William & Mary 6-3, 297
Overall Pick 224 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Undersized, he might have to be more of a 3-4 end than a hulking inside presence. However, the Cowboys need him to be a tackle in their scheme and he has to show right away that he can be an interior pass rusher to have a shot to make the roster.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

235. San Diego
Dedrick Epps, TE Miami 6-3, 250
Overall Pick 224 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

If Epps can be a blocker right away and show he can possibly be used in two tight end sets with Antonio Gates, he has a chance. He's not the best athlete around, but he's not all that bad and could be just quick enough to work as a receiver as well as an H-Back. If he can do a little bit at fullback, that would be even better.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

236. Seattle (from San Diego from New York Jets)
Dexter Davis, OLB Arizona State 6-1, 244 (DE)
Overall Pick 236 CFN Overall Ranking: 134

Pete Carroll spent the last few years gameplanning for the Sun Devil star, and now he doesn't have to. One of the quickest and most fluid ends at the Combine, Davis ran a fast 4.64 40 with a decent 24 reps on the bench. However, while he might be tried out as a situational pass rusher on the outside, he'll be an outside linebacker. There's the potential for a problem against NFL blockers, even though he held up well against top college linemen. He stays blocked for too long and will have to use his quickness better in space.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

237. Minnesota
Ryan D'Imperio, LB Rutgers 6-1, 244
A tough guy who makes every play and every stop, he was a good leader for the Scarlet Knight defense and could be an instant fit for the Vikings. They're going with as many linebackers as possible to find a few who can play, and the hope is that he can be a backup in the middle and be used on special teams.
Overall Pick 237 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

238. Indianapolis
Ricardo Mathews, DT Cincinnati 6-2, 287
A tweener of a tackle who fits what the Colts like to do, he can be move to an end at times and can also see time as an interior pass rusher. He's not all that big, but he's quick off the ball and he should be just disruptive enough to get a chance at a backup job.
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

239. New Orleans
Sean Canfield, QB Oregon State 6-4, 223
Overall Pick 239 CFN Overall Ranking: 192

One of the few true pro-style passers in the draft, he doesn't need to learn about being under center and he doesn't need a ton of work on his mechanics. However, it's not a bad thing that he'll get time to learn the ropes behind Drew Brees. He has the size and he has the teaching playing under Mike Riley, but he's limited. Everything has to be perfect for him to succeed, and he's not going to do anything to make a team better just because he's the quarterback. He lacks the big-time NFL arm needed to make all the throws, and considering he doesn't have much in the way of mobility, the only way he'll succeed is in a quick-hitting offense with a great line in front of him. He'll be someone's backup for a long stretch, but he's not starting material.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

240. Indianapolis
Kavell Conner, LB Clemson 6-0, 242
Fast, the former Tiger is active with sideline-to-sideline range. He's not the best athlete around and he's not going to be a big playmaker in the backfield, but he's built to be a top special teams stopper and can bounce around as a jack-of-all-trades backup.
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

241. Tennessee
David Howard, DT Brown 6-3, 288
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

While he's not the biggest tackle around, he's a smart, quick tackle who can be used as a penetrator and a potential backup for third downs. He doesn't have the raw bulk to be an every down stopper. The Titans always like to keep a rotation going and Howard could be a part of that if he can be disruptive in camp.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

242. Pittsburgh
Doug Worthington, DT/DE Ohio State 6-5, 292
He never quite reached his potential for the Buckeyes as there was always the hope for more from the interior. The Steelers like their tweeners, but he's not quite the type of athletic pass rusher who can be used on the outside and isn't big enough to be a regular presence on the inside.
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

243. Philadelphia
Jeff Owens, DT Georgia 6-1, 304
Overall Pick 242 CFN Overall Ranking: 143

The Eagles have done plenty of wacky thing on draft day, but this is just plain smart. This could work. Not big, not all that beefy, and he doesn't look the part, but he's insanely strong, coming up with 44 reps on the bench at the Combine, and he moves well. The raw skills are there to be bull of a run stopper in a rotation, and he'll always give a full day's work with a non-stop motor. However, he's a better prospect than a football player, has had problems getting past a knee injury suffered a few years ago, and there's no athleticism.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

244. Philadelphia
Kurt Coleman, SS Ohio State 5-10, 192
Overall Pick 244 CFN Overall Ranking: 174

Yet another small, active defender picked by the Eagles, Coleman's a good athlete with decent strength and good ability to go out and be a baller. He might not look the part, but he's a pure football player who seems to always find ways to make things happen. A good enough athlete to fit just about any system, he can find a home for someone. However, he's not an elite athlete and he's not going to hit anyone with any sort of an impact. He needs to play in a zone and will get beaten badly when matched up one-on-one with anyone with speed. There's a hard ceiling on what he can become, but he should be a decent player who bounces around the league for a while.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

245. Seattle
Jameson Konz, FB Kent State 6-3, 222
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Does the Seattle offense really want a fullback? Konz is a linebacker-like blocker who could be a big producer on special teams. He's a receiver who could be a safety valve. While he can do a variety of things, he'll likely be a late cut who'll be tough to let go.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

246. Indianapolis
Ray Fisher, CB Indiana 5-10, 211
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A returner. Before getting hurt he was one of the nation's top return men, and the Colts are hoping to get a dangerous kickoff man and a possible backup corner. Anything he'll contribute on defense would be a bonus; he's a special teamer.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

247. New England
Brandon Deadrick, DT Alabama 6-4, 296 (DE)
Overall Pick 247 CFN Overall Ranking: 199

The question is where he's going to play for the Pats. More of a big end than a tackle, he's really tall and big, really long, and he's strong on the inside. He'll have to be a 3-4 end, but he could see time anywhere up front if and when he needs to move around, but there's a limit on what he can do. He's not going to flash into the backfield and isn't going to get to the quarterback, and there are character issues after a variety of off-the-field issues.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

248. New England
Kade Weston, DT Georgia 6-5, 317
Overall Pick 248 CFN Overall Ranking: 201

Tall and with good size, he's an interesting prospect with the right look and the strength to hold his own on the Patriot line. While he's not a space-eater, he can grow into a terrific backup nose tackle and could be strong against the run for a limited time. He's not an athlete and he didn't do all that much with his Georgia career. It'll take the right coach to unleash his potential, and the hope will be that he's a diamond in the rough.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

249. Carolina
Robert McClain, CB Connecticut5-9, 194
Overall Pick 249 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Small but strong, he's a quick corner who has an outside shot at hanging around as a backup corner. He doesn't have the talent to be a top nickel or dime defender, but he has just enough skill to get a chance in the Panther camp.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

250. New England
Zac Robinson, QB Oklahoma State 6-3, 214
Overall Pick 250 CFN Overall Ranking: 253

While there's no upside whatsoever as a pure passer, he's one of the better athletes among the quarterbacks with the ability to make things happen on the move. The Patriots have done more with less. He has a good enough arm to hit the deep ball and is accurate enough to potentially be solid in a West Coast offense. However, he played behind a tremendous line and didn't have to deal with a steady pass rush. While his arm is fine, he doesn't have enough to push it outside the hash marks. Because of his running ability he might make a roster with some thought of making him a backup safety and a third QB, but he's not a starter.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

251. Oakland
Steven Brown, S Michigan 5-11, 214
Overall Pick 251 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

A tweener in a strange sort of a way, he's part linebacker and part safety, but he's not quite fast enough at an NFL level for either job. The Raiders will want him as a special teamer and a part-time linebacker to add a physical presence on third downs and pure passing downs.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

252. Miami
Austin Spitler, LB Ohio State 6-1, 242
Overall Pick 252 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Only a special teamer, the Dolphins are always in search of decent linebacker prospects who could run through a wall to make the squad. He's not for the outside, but he could become a fill-in on the inside against the run.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

253. Tampa Bay
Erik Lorig, DE Stanford 6-4, 281
Overall Pick 238 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

He doesn't fit what the Bucs want to do. While he's big and can be used at several spots as a backup, he's not an athlete and he has gotten by thanks to a never-take-a-play-off attitude. It'll be hard to cut him because of his high-end motor.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

254. St. Louis
Josh Hull, LB Penn State 6-3, 237
Overall Pick 254 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

Very quietly, Hull was a terrific player on a linebacking corps with Sean Lee and Navarro Bowman. A tremendous tackler with almost no athleticism at an NFL level, he's active enough to be a regular in the rotation and he's tough enough to be more than a special teamer.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

255. Detroit
Timothy Toone, WR Weber State 5-10, 174
Overall Pick 255 CFN Overall Ranking: Free Agent

With the Mr. Irrelevant pick, he's just a good enough route runner to get a shot as a short-to-midrange target who can work underneath. He's not big, he's not fast, and he's not good enough to play in the NFL for a long period of time, but he'll work hard and could be a tough cut if he catches everything that comes his way.
CFN Projection: Free Agent