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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:37 pm    Post subject: interesting DB prospects Reply with quote

Kenny Phillips, FS, Miami
Height: 6-2. Weight: 202.
40 Time: 4.40.
Projected Round: Top 10 Pick.
The top-rated safety eligible for the 2008 Draft, Kenny Phillips missed a portion of the 2006 season with a broken hand. Managed to pick off four passes in nine games. The 4.48 is an old time; I expect Phillips to run a 4.3 at the Combine. Check out NFL Draft Dog's Scouting Report on Phillips.

Tom Zbikowski, SS, Notre Dame
Height: 6-0. Weight: 210.
40 Time: 4.42.
Projected Round: 2.
Failed to register an interception in 2006 after claiming five, two of which were returned for touchdowns, the previous season. Part of a horrid secondary that surrendered long bombs to Chad Henne, John David Booty and JaMarcus Russell. Once was a first-round prospect; needs to rebound to reclaim that status. Can be a return specialist at the next level.

Craig Steltz, SS, LSU (8/30)
Height: 6-2. Weight: 204.
40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round: 2.
I guess LSU has an OK replacement for LaRon Landry. I'm being sarcastic of course; Steltz picked off three passes in LSU's 45-0 victory over Mississippi State. Even when he wasn't intercepting Michael Henig, he was always at the right place at the right time. He definitely helped his draft stock.

Played behind LaRon Landry, so hasn't gotten much exposure. That'll change in 2007. Steltz is a smart safety, who picked off four passes despite starting only one game.

Josh Barrett, SS, Arizona State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 231.
40 Time: 4.49.
Projected Round: 2-3.
A monstrous safety, Josh Barrett is one of the top defensive backs in the Pac 10. He started every game in 2006, notching three picks and 82 tackles.

Thomas DeCoud, FS, California
Height: 6-2. Weight: 195.
40 Time: 4.51.
Projected Round: 3.
An emerging player who has played extremely well in 2007. Won Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors after registering a pick and a forced fumble against Arizona.

Started four games in 2006. Missed some time last year with a knee injury

D.J. Wolfe, FS/SS, Oklahoma
Height: 6-0. Weight: 195.
40 Time: 4.47.
Projected Round: 3-4.
Was in and out of the starting lineup in 2006 because of performance issues. Will be a safety in the NFL (played corner earlier).

Bobbie Williams, FS, Bethune-Cookman
Height: 6-0. Weight: 212.
40 Time: 4.47.
Projected Round: 4-5.
Following in the footsteps of Bethune-Cookman alumnus and current Packers safety Nick Collins, Bobbie Williams is the best safety in 1-AA. An interception machine, Williams has picked off 13 passes in his career.

INT machine
Jamie Silva, SS, Boston College
Height: 5-11. Weight: 208.
40 Time: 4.56.
Projected Round: 7.
A hard-hitter who picked off four passes in 2006 despite missing some time with a knee injury.

could be a poor mans Bob Sanders

Terrell Thomas, USC
Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
40 Time: 4.40.
Projected Round: 1-2.
A jack of all trades, Terrell Thomas can play corner, safety and return specialist. He also returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in 2006. The leader of USC's locker room.

Jack Ikegwuonu, Wisconsin
Height: 6-1. Weight: 201.
40 Time: 4.38.
Projected Round: 1-2.
Ikegwuonu is definitely coming into his own - in back-to-back weeks, he shut down James Hardy and Mario Manningham.
Once concern - I guess Wisconsin boosters don't pay their players; Ikegwuonu was charged with breaking into an apartment and stealing an XBox 360 (he couldn't find anything more expensive?)

Justin King, Penn State (11/1)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 186.
40 Time: 4.32.
Projected Round: 2-3.
Justin King has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.
King has been torched three consecutive weeks. I doubt he comes out early in the wake of his poor performances.
This guy's ceiling is so high, it's sick. What if he runs a 4.2 at the Combine? He'll be projected as the next Deion Sanders. Like Sanders, King plays both ways and special teams.
King turned himself in to police to face charges of trespass and harassment in April. The charges were dropped, however, because of lack of evidence. It remains to be seen if certain teams take King off their draft boards in the wake of this incident.

All the talent in the world he could be the next pacman on and off the field but not as bad off

Dwight Lowery, San Jose State
Height: 6-1. Weight: 185.
40 Time: 4.38.
Projected Round: 3.
An interception machine, Dwight Lowery led the nation with nine picks in 2006 after registering 13 in 15 games at a Junior College.

picked off 2 passes in the east vs. west game
Needs: C, NT, DE
1-Nick Fairley
2-Phil Taylor
S. Rice
Ryan Harris
P. Posluszny
1-Andrew Luck
2-Michael Brewster
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might as well forget about the first 6 because I doubt we will be interested in an early round safety. Kenny Philips is a dream pick and should stay as it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i said this before and im sayn it again............"hey yall forgeting about Marcus Griffin and Jonathan Hefney, they are both projected 2nd rounders, but it woukd be great if Kenny Phillips falls to not a big R.Daughty fan especially after seen him take so many bad angles to make a play and im not really sold on his coverage skills, but kenny phillips is projected to go mid1st late 1st, the teams that i think our eye'in him is houston,denver, and carolina. so we have to wait and see what happens! there is always a mix up after the 1st 3 picks....but Marcus Griffin is the twin brother of Michael Griffin from the Titans and Jonathan Hefney has been comapred to Bob Sanders- he has that small build but is extremly fast and can lay the wood!"
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, both are projected to be 3rd and 4th round picks. Hefney is the better of the two. He will likely go in the 3rd round, while Griffin will likely be a 4th round pick. Although, he, too, could go as early as the 3rd round. Also, both are FSs. I don't see Landry moving back to SS; he has played lights out, since he made the move to FS, his natural position. And SSs are much easier to replace than are FSs. Lots of quality SSs can be found in the later (4th to 6th) rounds, and this year's draft will be no exception.

We have much bigger needs to fill with our first three draft picks than SS. With that being said, the only SSs I could see the 'Skins drafting as high as the 3rd round (though I hope they don't) is Jamar Adams or Josh Barrett. I think the likeliest scenario is that we acquire someone like Doss in FA to play SS and give Doughty some competition. I think he would be an excellent signing. We desperately need depth at the safety position. If we don't sign one in FA, I think we will draft one in the later (5th or 6th) rounds. But I hope we sign Doss, or someone of his caliber, instead.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive heard decoud has been playing very well in the early days of the senior bowl

i liked barrett, but dont really wanna go early round safety

if Doughty doesn't pan out, next years safetys are crazy
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