By Justin Van Fulpen
Here are the following players to keep your eye for the 2010 NFL Draft in the EMERALD BOWL.
C Matt Tennant – One of the better all around centers in college football, Tennant has a chance to be the first center drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and should be picked in the 2nd or 3rd round.
LB Mike McLaughlin – McLaughlin has decent size and athleticism, but many expected him to play better this season. He had an underwhelming performance and is now is a free-agent type.
S Marty Bowman – Bowman has great size for a safety at 6'2" and 225 pounds, but just hasn’t made enough plays to look at him as anything more than a free-agent at this point.
WR Damian Williams – Williams is a big athletic wide receiver who is expected to declare for the 2010 NFL Draft and should be a first round pick. USC has had a number of high draft pick wide receivers not live up to the hype, but many think that Williams will be different.
OT Charles Brown – Brown is an athletic left tackle that NFL teams love and should be a late first round pick because of it.
OG Jeff Byers – Byers is a hard working offensive guard who is a good, but not great player. He lack athleticism, but still could be a late draft pick.
OG Alex Parsons – Parsons isn’t as good as Byers but is still a player that will get a chance to play in the NFL; more of a free-agent type.
DE Everson Griffen – Griffen is a junior that many people believe will declare early and could end up being a first round pick because he has the size and athleticism to be a great player at the next level.
CB Kevin Thomas – Thomas has good size at 6'1" and 190 pounds, but he has taken that physical ability and turned it into big-time plays on a consistent basis. He could be a late round pick or priority free-agent.
S Taylor Mays – What else is there to say about Mays? He is just a phenomenal physical talent that should light up the combine and could end up being a top 10 overall pick.
S Josh Pinkard – Pinkard is a good player in the secondary that has played both cornerback and safety at USC, but knee injuries will be a question mark around draft time. Nevertheless, he should hear his name called around the 5th round.
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Saturday, December 26, 2009
By Justin Van Fulpen