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    Quote Originally Posted by fininpsl View Post
    Actually, Wilson spent his first 3 years at NC State, and started all 3 years. He transferred after his junior year when it became apparent coaches were going to go with Glennon at QB for the 2011 season.
    Well, that was a dumb move. Wilson is a much better QB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fininpsl View Post
    Actually, Wilson spent his first 3 years at NC State, and started all 3 years. He transferred after his junior year when it became apparent coaches were going to go with Glennon at QB for the 2011 season.
    Not entirely true. Tom O'Brien wanted a commitment from Wilson to football, he was also a baseball prospect, Wilson kind of took his time with the decision and O'Brien got angry and threatened to bench him in favor of Glennon and that is where the relationship severed. Wilson asked for his release and O'Brien gave it to him and he transferred to Wisconsin. Wilson had started since the 4th or 5th game of his freshman season.
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    45. DeAndre Hopkins WR Clemson 6'1" 205
    Clemson University wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has stepped up in a big way this year, stealing the spotlight from his teammate WR Sammy Watkins. Also goes by the nickname "Nuk" (sounds like "nuke"). A good route runner who loves to make plays once the ball in his hands. Snatches the ball out of the air. Gets upfield in a hurry and is not afraid to sacrifice his body to move the ball forward. Has adequate height and is in good shape. Worked a lot of short passes at Clemson (screens and hitches). Not a polished route runner and wastes a lot of motion in making his cuts. Does have a nice explosion off the line.
    Flashes big play potential. YAC monster. Locates the ball relatively well. Decent downfield blocker, very willing to mix it up. Shows good concentration on goal-line fade and can secure the ball away from his body. Seems to step up against big-time opponents. Above-average speed and accelerates well to create separation.
    Hopkins projects as a second round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/p...ospect_id=3554
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    46. Jake Stoneburner TE Ohio St. 6'5" 245
    Jake Stoneburner was suspended/put on probation back in May when he was charged with obstruction of business, but according to Urban Meyer, he is back with the team but in a different role than we’ve seen. He’s currently ranked among the tight ends, but Meyer says he is working with the wide receivers and won’t see much work with the tight ends. As many may recall, Stoneburner came to Ohio State as a wide receiver and made the switch to tight end, and now his career is coming full circle. Incredibly, Stoneburner was the team’s co-leading receiver last year with just 14 receptions, but seven of them went for touchdowns. He is a playmaker and he will be used in a similar role to that of Aaron Hernandez, formerly of Florida and current New England Patriots “tight end.” He is a very intriguing prospect who can be used as a receiver or tight end, and he should be a top 100 selection if he has a good senior season and runs well at the combine.
    http://nflmocks.com/2012/12/21/jake-...layer-profile/
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    By my reckoning, Stoneburner is the second best TE in the draft (if Toilolo doesn't declare). You'll prob get him in the fifth, thanks to his spell back at WR being a bit of a mixed bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fin Thirteen View Post
    By my reckoning, Stoneburner is the second best TE in the draft (if Toilolo doesn't declare). You'll prob get him in the fifth, thanks to his spell back at WR being a bit of a mixed bag.
    I don't know of he's the second best but some team is going to get a steal with Stoneburner.
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    47. Taylor Lewan OT Michigan 6'8" 309
    University of Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan is a consensus first round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft. With prototypical height and a wide berth, Lewan is a well-rounded player who excels as both a pass protector and run blocker.
    He has great kick steps, holds the edge very well, and uses his hands to extend defenders away from his body. Lewan has long arms and can move laterally with ease. Must learn how to maintain good posture through his block. Rarely overextends or gets caught off-balance.
    As a run blocker, he does not have ideal strength. Must continue to add bulk to his lower half. Not a drive blocker. A good fit for a zone blocking scheme. Despite large frame, a bit too narrow through his hips and needs to learn to play with more active feet when trying to move defenders off the line. He hits the second line quickly and uses his momentum to clear a path for the ball carrier. No concerns about his motor or nasty streak. Brings 100-percent effort on every play and has a great competitive streak. Once engaged, he really gets after his assignment to the whistle. Lewan is currently projected as a first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/p...ospect_id=3525
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    48. Braden Hanson OG BYU 6'6" 315
    Strengths:

    He's a big ol' boy for starters.
    Hansen is 6'6" and 315 lbs, but the young man carries it well. He has that odd blend of size and athleticism that every team is looking for out of their men up front.
    Early in his career run blocking was his main strength, as he was a big body capable of opening holes for the Cougars running game.
    The kid was a freshman All-American as well as an All-MWC player in the years to come. He could move bodies and while BYU struggled in figuring out their quarterback spot a season ago, Hansen was a steady body in the interior of the line.
    Weaknesses:
    For what BYU asks of Hansen, there really are no true weaknesses to his game.
    He's a big body that moves defensive lineman and combos to the next level very well. Overall his game could use a bit more athleticism to really improve upon the work he does when pulling out of the interior.
    That improvement in his game would help the Cougars move the ball a bit more laterally, in addition to their bread and butter— the straight-ahead run game.

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    49. Mario Benavides C Louisville 6'4" 286
    Benavides has started 40 games in his four-year career and is one of the most highly-regarded centers in FBS. The senior center is regarded for his physical demeanor and ability to deliver blocks while moving in space. Benavides bulked up to 318 pounds in 2011 after missing three games with a staph infection. After shedding more than 20 pounds in the offseason, Benavides is lighter and more agile. Season stats (six games): Sacks allowed (as a unit) 8, Cardinals' rushing yards: 167 per game. Player ranking: Benavides is ranked 127th overall and second among centers in CBSSports.com
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    50. Sam Montgomery DE LSU 6'5" 260
    LSU's Sam Montgomery is a versatile defensive end prospect who can play either the 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB spots. Although his best attributes are his strength, toughness, and run defense, Montgomery is a legit pass-rusher as well who should hear his name called in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The 6'5", 260 lb. junior plays with good pad level and drives into blockers to collapse the pocket. He plays in the backfield with a high motor and can clog running lanes. His active hands can push around opponents and put himself into position to make a play on the ball. Projects best as a 4-3 DE, assuming he continues to add bulk.
    Not a true speed pass rusher as he relies more on strength to bully his way to the quarterback. Great body control off the edge and can turn a blocker around. Montgomery can reset his hips well to maintain leverage and drive with his lower body.
    After the season is over, scouts will want to see his explosion off the line and short area quickness. There are very few concerns about his run support, only questions whether he has a well-rounded game that translates to the next level. The 3-4 teams are also going to evaluate whether he can play OLB in their systems.
    Montgomery has a great motor and really appears to love the game. His commitment to the game should carry him to having a good career.
    http://www.fftoolbox.com/nfl_draft/p...ospect_id=3112
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