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    160. Luke Marquardt OT Azusa Pacific 6'9" 315
    Longtime NBA coach Frank Layden used to say you can’t teach 7-foot. Well, you can’t teach 6-9, either, especially when it comes in a 322-pound package. Simply put, Marquardt is a jaw-dropping physical specimen who plays with leverage and technique you don’t always see in players of even average size. Making the transition to the NFL won’t happen overnight, but if the light bulb ever snaps on for this guy, he’ll be an absolute beast.

    http://www.hogshaven.com/2013/4/6/41...luke-marquardt
    "It happens all the time," Taylor said. "It's not an exact science and personnel guys aren't the end-all, be-all. " Jason Taylor,2011
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    161. Ryan Jensen C/G Colorado St.-Pueblo 6'5" 305
    CSU-Pueblo coach John Wristen, a former Colorado assistant and recruiting coordinator, said representatives from all 32 NFL teams visited campus this fall and that scouts from 11 teams saw Jensen play in person.
    Jensen, 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, played left tackle for four seasons for the Thunderwolves. But the former high school center, who often snapped the ball in practice at CSU-Pueblo, is seen as a guard who could move in and play center if asked to, a coveted swing player for NFL teams in these salary cap times.
    "He's as good as anybody I've ever been around," said Wristen, a former assistant at CU, Northwestern and UCLA. "That's the Big Ten, Pac-12, Big 12, whatever Division I conferences I've been in.He even got an online shout-out from former Cowboys general manager Gil Brandt earlier this week, with Brandt offering that Jensen could now be a possible third-round pick.

    The Vikings and Bengals worked Jensen out before a pro-day appearance at Colorado State last Wednesday, and Jensen is scheduled to have another pro day in Pueblo in early April. The Vikings, Chargers, Seahawks, Dolphins and Ravens have also scheduled visits for Jensen into their facilities while the Patriots recently called to schedule a workout next week as well.
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    162. Eric Krush C Cal. Univ. of Pennsylvania 6'3" 302
    Eric Kush is probably one of the best all around offensive lineman in the entire NFL Draft. I watched several games of the Vulcan center, and the first word that comes to my mind is versatile. Versatile is a perfect word for a person that can play anywhere on the offensive line. Over his career he has been asked to play up and down the line, and I feel at 6’3 and 302 pounds, he can play any position, but is more likely to be used as a guard or center at the next level. Eric Kush is a name to remember, because I believe you will hear it called in April.

    He is #64 in the video
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    163. David Bass DE Missouri Western St. 6'5" 275
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    Good first step quickness and natural burst off the snap. Plays with springs in his legs with good vertical and lateral movements. Active hands to defeat blocks with good awareness to find the ballcarrier. Plays assignment-sound football and has developed his instincts. Motivated individual with an excellent competitive drive. Positive locker room presence with strong character on and off the field. Excellent career production with 39.5 sacks and 56 tackles for loss as a four-year starter.
    Weaknesses: Room to refine his pass rush moves and hand technique to defeat blockers and shed. Allows his pads to rise off the snap and needs to show more consistent leverage. Some concerns about whether or not he is a hand on the ground end or stand up linebacker. All of his experience and production has come against Division-II level talent so level of competition is a question mark.

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    164. Jared Smith DT New Hampshire 6'3" 302
    Over 42 games with the Wildcats, Smith totaled 129 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, five pass deflections, three forced fumbles and five blocked kicks. Following his 2012 campaign, Smith was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team and to the College Sports Journal FCS All-America squad.
    The 23-year-old earned invites to the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game in Allen, Texas and the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. He impressed as a member of The Nation team, notching two sacks. He also performed well at the combine, benching 28 reps of 225 pounds, running a 5.08 second 40-yard dash and even a posting 7.2 second three-cone drill.
    Smith has a chance to be the first UNH Wildcat drafted since cornerback Corey Graham was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2007 draft. Projected as a Day 3 pick by most evaluators, he provides scheme versatility due to his strength and quickness off the snap.
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    165. Keith Pough OLB Howard 6'2" 239* It should be noted that he did not run well at his Pro Day, clocking a 4.87/40. I have seen reports that he has run as low as a 4.75/40, but as high as a 4.98/40.
    Pough is not a household name but he will be a NFL starter and has the potential to be a Pro Bowl player. He has good size and plays the game with unbridled intensity. Also, he is known as a vocal leader who takes practice just as serious as the game.
    Pough was the MEAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012-13 and is the career leader in tackles for loss in the entire FCS. During the week of practices at the East-West Shrine game, Pough stood out for his effort, hustle and leadership. His ability caught the attention of coaches and scouts, who selected him the winner of the Pat Tillman Award for his efforts during the all-star week.

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    166. Jake Johnson ILB South Alabama 6'1" 240
    2012 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES & MEDIA): Jake Johnson (South Alabama, Sr., LB), has been selected First Team All-Sun Belt Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior from Fredericksburg, Va., is the only individual in the conference averaging double digits in tackles after posting 131 total stops in the Jags’ 13 contests this fall.
    The inside linebacker also stands third in the SBC with 15 tackles for loss after recording at least one in each game, and was credited with three sacks and six quarterback hurries his final year. Johnson paced the squad in stops on seven occasions this season and made 10 or more stops five times, both the highest totals on the team.
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    167. B.W. Webb CB William and Mary 5'10" 184
    Analysis
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    Wiry strong corner with a tenacious attitude. Aware zone corner, keeps his eyes in the backfield and reacts quickly to throws in his area. Athleticism jumps off the tape. Excellent ball skills. Displays the strong hands for interception. Impressive vertical jump to play the ball in the air and high-point passes. Has foot quickness to stay with his man after a cut. Explosive closing burst and click-and-close ability. Excellent recovery speed. Good length to wrap up receivers after the catch on quick screens. Willing tackler in the open field.
    Weaknesses
    Average height for the position, and is thin in the hips. Plays a lot of zone and off coverage, lacks experience in backpedal. Seemingly does very little pattern-reading; focuses on the backfield and gets caught ball watching. Press coverage needs a lot of work – doesn’t shoot his hands and gets on his heels quickly. Also must show scouts he can find the ball in man coverage. Has played most of his games against a lower level of competition. Doesn’t like to fight through blocks and screens.
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    Webb has been a star since picking off Virginia three times in the Tribe’s 2009 opening-weekend shocker. The four-year starter has the hands and cover skills (if average size) to be one of the top “small school” prospects in the draft. He projects as at least a reliable nickel back on defense and a regular contributor on special teams -– and possibly more (he has the athleticism and cover skills to play outside), much like recent third-round picks from smaller schools Dwight Bentley (Louisiana-Lafayette) and Lardarius Webb (Nicholls State). After showing he can hold his own at the Senior Bowl, and if he performs well at the combine, his stock could skyrocket to the third round or higher.

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    168. Cooper Taylor SS Richmond 6'5" 235
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    Plays with excellent aggression and physicality. Decisive in his decision making and shows a good burst, arriving to the play quickly and ready to blow up the ballcarrier. Better than expected athleticism for his size, and flows to the action while breaking down on the move. Good footwork and can close quickly on plays in front of him. Has the size and range to be an enforcer against both the run and the pass, but has also impressed with his instincts and football awareness. Did an excellent job at the Shrine Game of digesting the coaches' instructions and applying them immediately, always appearing focused and zoned in on what is going on around him.
    WEAKNESSES: Lacks elite top-end speed for the position. Plays too upright at times. History of injuries, in addition to the medical condition that will require extensive evaluation before NFL teams feel comfortable drafting him.
    2013 Richmond Pro Day: Scouts brave the cold at Richmond Pro Day...The weather was crisp - about 35 degrees - for Richmond’s outdoor pro day on March 19. Scouts from 20 NFL teams braved the cold to watch seven players work out. Nobody there that had gone to combine, but there were three players of note: Cooper Taylor S (6-4¾”, 228 pounds) - Taylor ran 4.58 and 4.49, did 36½” in the vertical, 10-foot-7 in the broad jump, 4.29 in the short-shuttle, 6.96 in the three-cone and 23 reps on the bench press. The coaches worked Taylor out as a linebacker. His official position will be strong safety, but he’s one of those guys who could possibly bulk up and play outside linebacker. Reminiscent of Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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    169. Rontez Miles FS California University of PA 6'0" 203
    Rontez Miles: Hammer Of The Gods
    While other schools selected animals, colors, or historical figures as nicknames and mascots for their sporting teams, California University of PA aligned itself with Vulcan, the Roman blacksmith of the gods, who created armor for various deities and heroes, and constructed the thunderbolts of Jupiter. And, perhaps no Cal player better exemplifies the strength, toughness, and steely resolve of Vulcan more than safety Rontez Miles. Although Miles will enter the NFL draft as one of the most decorated players in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference history, as a four-time All PSAC-West selection, back to back Defensive Player Of The Year, and two-time Division II All American, his journey has been laced with struggle, disappointment, and challenge. However, while he refuses to be defined by his past, he also recognizes how it has shaped his character, stating “where I’m from made me who I am today.” Refusing to be the nail, Miles, like Vulcan before him, steeled his resolve in fire and decided to become the hammer.
    Miles hits like a freight train, that’s undeniable; but, uniquely, his track to the NFL didn’t follow a predictable route. Abandoned by his father, and raised by a mother who struggled with addiction, Miles found solace and purpose in football, and in the unwavering friendship of his step-brother, Vondre Griffin. Although Miles was recruited by SEC schools, and heavily pursued by Iowa and Arizona State, he enrolled at Kent State, so he and his brother could fulfill their dream of playing college football together. However, Miles left the Kent State program, in support of Griffin, who had been dismissed from the team over allegations of marijuana possession and driving without a license, allegations of which he was eventually cleared. After working for a year in a freight warehouse, while taking classes at a community college, Miles enrolled at Cal, where, in 2009, despite not playing a down for nearly two years, he didn’t miss a beat, being named PSAC Freshman Of The Year.
    Showcasing an NFL-ready body, Miles is a fluid athlete, who displays solid range and the ability to make plays at all levels of the field. Playing with a linebacker mentality, he’s an aggressive downhill attacker, with plus closing speed and the eagerness to thump a ballcarrier at every opportunity. Cal employs a 4-2-5 scheme, with Miles in single-high and two-deep looks. Although he doesn’t have the man coverage skills to stick with a receiver through an entire route, he has the size, speed, and lateral agility to match up with any tight end, and most running backs. At times, Miles is slow recognizing route combinations, making him a step late providing help in the deep third. And, teams have taken advantage of his aggressiveness, getting him to bite hard on play action, not staying deeper than the deepest receiver. Still, he’s a terminator in the open field, looking to separate an opponent’s limbs from his body. He flashes excellent anticipation, timing, and acceleration as an “A” gap blitzer, and is effective coming off the corner. Miles is a genuine playmaker in all phases of the game; this season, versus Slippery Rock, he made two tackles as a punt coverage gunner, changed the game’s momentum with a blocked punt, and scooped up a fumble and raced 30 yards for a score. Ultimately, although Miles may lack the instincts & discipline to be a ballhawking centerfielder, his athleticism, physicality, and playmaking skills will allow him to thrive in a two-deep scheme, where he’s also utilized as an in-the-box defender and impactful blitzer. He’s a solid late round prospect, who, with coaching and experience, should develop into a long term NFL starter.
    He finished the year as the Vulcans’ leading tackler and interceptor (both for the second year in a row), and sits poised to fulfill the dream to play in the NFL that he and his brother shared long ago. But, he approaches this next odyssey with modesty and perspective, noting “if it doesn’t work out, I’ll be a hard working man.” Like the legendary blacksmith, Rontez Miles just keeps pounding away. Day after day, with strength, grit, and purpose, this Vulcan is Cal of PA’s Hammer of the Gods.
    Miles (5-foot-11 7/8, 203 pounds), a free safety, ran the short shuttle in 4.15 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.85 seconds. Due to windy conditions, Miles opted not to run the 40-yard dash after his agent advised him that he ran well enough in the 40 at the combine (officially 4.62 seconds). Miles is a mid-round pick possibility in the 2013 NFL Draft. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/p...0/rontez-miles

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