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65. St. Louis Rams – Carlton Mitchell,
WR, South Florida
Offers the size they need to upgrade with at the position with excellent
speed, but a very unfinished product.
66. Detroit Lions – Chris Cook, CB,
After an impressive Senior Bowl, he blew teams away at the Combine
with his size, speed and athleticism. Could go earlier, but still
raw, he missed a lot of time in college due to injuries and an academic
suspension for 2008 season, so he has a couple red flags. Safety
might end up the best place to play him.
67. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Dexter McCluster,
A multi-talented utility back, McCluster was one of the stars of
Senior Bowl and provides QB Josh Freeman with another weapon.
Washington Redskins – NO PICK
This pick was used in the 2009 supplemental draft to select DE Jeremy
68. Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Norwood,
OLB, South Carolina
Inconsistent, but has shown flashes of greatness on his way to becoming
South Carolina’s all-time leader in sacks and tackles for
loss. Almost came out last year, didn’t help his standing
much this year, but a very good Combine performance did.
69. Oakland Raiders – Brandon Ghee,
CB, Wake Forest
Ghee is a physical defender coming off a great Combine, but needs
to work on his coverage skills. He has the athleticism that will
appeal to owner Al Davis.
70. Philadelphia Eagles (from Seattle Seahawks)
– Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Despite the addition of Mike Bell, HC Andy Reid likes his options
in the running game. The PAC-10 single-season TD record holder is
a long-term solution as a power runner with a nose for the end zone.
71. Cleveland Browns – Alex Carrington,
DE, Arkansas State
Massive small school project who stood out at Senior Bowl and had
a solid Combine. He is the perfect fit for end in a 3-4.
72. Buffalo Bills – Cam Thomas, DT,
Nose tackles are in high demand with more teams switching to 3-4
73. Miami Dolphins – Major Wright,
Solid football player and physical tackler who can play either safety
position, he answered questions about whether or not he had the
athleticism for the next level at the Combine.
74. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sean Lee,
LB, Penn State
Considered a first-round talent after a great junior season in 2007,
Lee tore his right ACL in the spring of 2008 and missed the season.
After returning in 2009, he sprained the ACL in his left knee in
September. He missed three games and never returned to top form
with lingering issues in both knees. He was solid, but unspectacular
at the Combine, with an impressive 24 reps despite not really jumping
out at you in the eyeball test. However, he is a football player.
If he adds a solid 5-10 pounds, MLB is probably his best position
for the next level. He could be a three-down player in the middle,
with a great feel for dropping back in to coverage.
75. Chicago Bears – Akwasi Owusu-Ansah,
CB, Indiana (PA)
A speed/size DB with return skills from a small school who can play
anywhere in the secondary is a text book pick for GM Jerry Angelo.
76. New York Giants – Jamar Chaney,
ILB, Mississippi State
After failing to solve MLB earlier in the draft, they add a guy
with good size and athleticism, but it didn’t always translate
on the field.
77. Tennessee Titans – Amari Spievey,
Lacks elite speed, but one of the most physical corners in the country
is an extremely overlooked prospect who is HC Jeff Fisher’s
type of player.
78. Carolina Panthers – Lamarr Houston,
Worked as both a tackle and end for the Longhorns, bringing the
flexibility up front. Previously considered a mid-round pick, a
very good Combine performance has his stock on the rise.
79. San Francisco 49ers – John Jerry,
Brother Perry was a first-round pick for the Falcons last year,
but John wasn’t viewed as nearly as much of an NFL prospect
until the evaluation season. He impressed at the Senior Bowl and
showed some surprising athleticism at the Combine for a mountain
of a man – enough that he could be considered as a potential
tackle as well as a guard.
80. Denver Broncos – J.D. Walton, C,
After cutting Casey Wiegmann, nice fit for the team’s need
81. Houston Texans – Brandon LaFell,
WR, Louisiana State
The top senior WR prospect in the draft was bypassed by a caravan
of underclassmen and didn’t help himself at the Combine, but
is a great value here. He doesn’t have elite speed, but is
a big target.
82. Pittsburgh Steelers – Brandon Spikes,
Name recognition has Spikes valued higher by many, but he’s
basically a two-down thumper. Good fit inside for the 3-4 scheme
the Redskins are expected to switch to this year.
83. Atlanta Falcons – Jimmy Graham,
Converted hooper could become next Antonio Gates under HC Mike Smith.
Grabbed attention at Senior Bowl for his great hands and runs. Raw,
but has time to develop behind Tony Gonzalez for another year or
84. Cincinnati Bengals – T.J Ward,
Age and inconsistency are problems in at safety in Cinci.
85. Cleveland Browns (from Oakland via New
England) – Thaddeus Gibson, OLB, Ohio State
The Browns use the pick they acquired for Kamerion Wimbley to draft
his potential replacement. Workout warrior who is too small to remain
a DE at the next level has impressed in conversion to OLB so far.
86. Green Bay Packers – Jared Veldheer,
The 6’8” DII prospect is a fast riser after a tremendous
Combine. He is raw, but with Clifton and Tauscher resigned to be
their bookends for this year, the Packers can afford to develop
his appealing potential.
87. Philadelphia Eagles – Perrish Cox,
CB, Oklahoma State
After being suspended from the Cotton Bowl for missing curfew, twice,
and turning in a disappointing Combine performance, Cox saw his
stock plummet. It has rebounded and as a physical corner who was
considered a potential first-round pick, Cox has plenty of upside
and adds value as a kick returner.
88. Arizona Cardinals (from Baltimore Ravens)
– Selvish Capers, OT, West Virginia
Promising athlete with good athleticism, but needs to hit the weight
room and learn. Not ready for prime time, but more upside than other
prospects that could be plugged in faster.
89. Arizona Cardinals – Jason Worilds,
OLB, Virginia Tech
Converted DE adds pass rush potential on the edges.
90. Dallas Cowboys – Jacoby Ford, WR,
Significantly upgrades return game and offers big play potential
as a slot receiver.
91. San Diego Chargers – Linval Joseph,
NT, East Carolina
Raw mountain of a man has been moving up as a workout wonder. Some
scouting reports question if he can play the nose, but the Chargers
take a gamble on his potential.
92. Cleveland Browns (from New York Jets)
– Mardy Gilyard, WR, Cincinnati
Undersized multi-talented playmaker is the perfect fit as a slot
receiver to compliment the big bodies they have to develop and excellent
returner to help easy Cribbs’ workload.
93. Minnesota Vikings – Joe McKnight,
RB, Southern California
The departure of Chester Taylor creates an opportunity for a new
94. Indianapolis Colts – Dekoda Watson,
LB, Florida State
Watson pleasantly surprised with his size, coming in over 6’1”
and a chiseled 240 pounds at the Senior Bowl and Combine. He was
expected to be a bit smaller and possibly need to convert to safety,
but that is decent size for WLB in their Tampa Cover 2. Injury and
academic problems have been a problem, but he played every game
last year and put up great numbers. He has kept the momentum going
through the evaluation process and could squeeze in to the third
95. New Orleans Saints – Dennis Pitta,
TE, Brigham Young
Consensus All-American demonstrated more speed and athleticism than
expected at Combine and Pro Day. The Saints carry a lot of risk
at the position with Jeremy Shockey as their primary TE.