27 April 2010

2010 NFL Draft Sleepers

John Skelton QB Fordham
Drafted by Arizona Pick 155

Don't be surprised if sometime in the future, Skelton is the starting QB for the Cardinals. He is raw and did play at Fordham but he has all of the tools (size, arm, mobility) to become a starting quarterback in the NFL
James Starks RB Buffalo
Drafted by Green Bay Pick 193

He would have gone much higher than this if he had not gotten hurt last year. He is a big physical runner who decent speed and is a good pass blocker and pass catcher. I think he's pretty similar to another Packer running back. High praise indeed.
George Selvie DE South Florida
Drafted by St. Louis Pick 226

Well he does not do backflips but he is pretty good in his own right. Yes he only had 8 sacks the last two years combined but he has been double teamed a lot after his awesome sophomore year in which he had 14 sacks. I thought he was a 4th round pick, getting him in the 7th is robbery.
Myron Rolle S Florida State
Drafted by Tennessee Pick 207

The man I consider to be the anti-Antonio Cromartie (as he is a Rhodes Scholar and Cromartie supposedly has an IQ of 60) had his passion questioned by some ESPN personnel that he lacks passion because he went to Oxford for a year. Yeah it's not like that opportunity comes around so often. But what has been forgotten is that he can play. He obviously is very smart and safeties need smarts. He also has great instincts, great size and strength, and is really good as defending the pass and can cover sideline to sideline. He would have gone much higher in the draft if he did not go to Oxford. Then again not many NFL players can be put in the same category as Bill Clinton, Bill Bradley, George Stephanopoulos, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker
Donovan Warren CB Michigan
Undrafted signed by the Jets

I was shocked when he did not get drafted; another case how teams put way too much stock in the 40 yard dash. This guy had a great year at Michigan and was looking like at least a day 2 prospect then runs a 4.6 at his pro day and the combine. I liked him because he has great intangibles, has good size and speed, can stop the run and has good hands, and can also play safety. The Jets get another defensive back that can be really good.
Dorin Dickerson TE Pittsburgh
Drafted by Houston Pick 227

Not many TEs can run a sub 4.5 40 yard dash and this guy beat some corners in college. He emerged as a go to target for Bill Stull. I had him as a 4th or 5th round pick so for Houston to get him in the draft, even though they already had drafted Garrett Graham and signed Michael Gaines but Dickerson I think will be better than both and could get some time in the Texan offense with Owen Daniels' injury history.
Eric Decker WR Minnesota
Drafted by Denver Pick 87

One of my favorite players in college, I think he can better than the receiver the Broncos drafted in the first round. he has great size, hands and ball skills. He can block well and can adjust to balls in the air. He won't be a Pro Bowler but I think he can be a great possession receiver.
Aaron Hernandez TE Florida
Drafted by New England Pick 113

He can block at all, but he is a receiver in a tight end's body. He is very athletic and is great after the catch for a tight end. He has soft hands and is tough over the middle. His blocking weakness is not a big deal when the Pats also got another tight end in Rob Gronkowski who is a great blocker.