Wide Receiver - OKU
6'1, 207 lbs
Fisher realizes, with the help of Sneads persuasion, that Sam needs young elite weapons if he is to succeed. Blackmon is the last of the top-6 blue chippers and we get lucky and falls to us. With Blackmon on one side and Steve Smith on the other our passing game gets a much needed upgrade. Blackmon is as consistent as they come, unlike other wr's in the draft that disappeared in games Blackmon was a constant all game every game, even when teams focused on him with double coverage and knew he would be thrown to a lot he still produced. Blackmon is a great route runner with good speed and soft hand and fights for the ball at the point of attack. A very physical receiver, he has no problem going over the middle of the field(which should be great for Shotty's offense) and is great at getting yards after the catch. Sam now has two young #1 and #2 wr's. Steve Smith is just 26 and had a down season last year but if he can return to his Giants form we'll be in great shape. Blackmon makes Sam a very very happy man.
2010 stats - 111 catches, 1782 yards, 16.1 ave, 20 td's
2011 stats - 121 catches, 1522 yards, 12.6 ave, 18 td's
Career - 252 catches, 3564 yards, 13.9 ave, 40 td's
Defensive Tackle - Clemson
6'2, 314 lbs
With the other top DT's already off the board, the Rams take Thompson. He is a big ugly pure and simple. He's an excellent run stuffing DT that eats double teams for breakfast. The Rams had problems stopping the run last year and Thompson is one of the pieces that is drafted to help fix that. Has an excellent burst off the snap to help with pass rush. Thompson is also very smart(honor roll) and a gym rat(36 reps of 225), this helps translate onto the field and he knows what must be done and uses his strength to get it done. Although he has marginal upside, he will be a consistent run stuffing machine. Nicknamed "Yams" for his massive thighs.
2010 - 56 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1 sack, 15 qb pressures, 3 pass break ups
2011 - 77 tackles, 8 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 18 qb pressures
Career - 208 tackles, 22.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 47 qb hurries, 9 PBU's, 2FF, 3 FR
Guard/Offensive Tackle - Iowa State
Osemele played LT for Iowa but will be moved inside in the nfl as it'll be his best fit. If a tackle goes down on either side he could stand in till they return. Osemele is a huge man and will be our starting LG. 35-1/4 arms and 85 1/2 wingspan and 10 3/8 hands(basically hes a huge beast). Loves using his strength to overwhelm defenders in run blocking, a mauler if you will. As a pass-blocker, Osemele attacks his opponent with a violent first punch instead of waiting for the defender to come to him. Opponents can rarely get past him and has an excellent anchor so bull rushes are futile. Very strong and plays with a mean streak.
Wide Reciever - Miami
6'5, 219 lbs
Now i have been on the bandwagon of grabbing a wr in the 1st round and the 2nd, but i really dont see the Rams pulling the trigger on that, so when they see Streeter still around in the 3rd,knowing he won't be around in the 4th, they pull the trigger. I am bassing this pick on that DX wont be back next year with us. Streeter is a project wide reciever but could fit into Shottys system to be our version of what Plaxico was with the Jets. He'd be a much needed red-zone threat. Streeter is a tall, long armed, speedy(4.38 40) with a big catching radius. Only a one year starter, will take time to develop better route running and to work on his inconsistent hands but has all the tools to be an impact player. He could stand to gain some weight and another year at Miami could've helped him develop and make him a much higher draft choice in 2013. Once again i'll say, he will be a great red-zone threat, something we havent had in a long time. Will stretch the field and take double teams away from Blackmon and Smith.
2011 - 46 catches
, 811 yards, 17.6 ave, 8 td's
Running back - Temple
6'0, 214 lbs
SJax has needed a young back behind him to help carry the load a few years now, and with Fisher running things he finally gets the help he deserves. Some people dont see Pierce as an every down back and will only be good in a two-back system. I believe once SJax hits the wall, Pierce will be able to take over as the #1 rb for us. At the combine he ran a 4.5 40 but ran 4.34 to 4.37 at his pro day. Pierce is an upright, one-cut runner who has a good feel for working between the tackles. He is able to get a natural lean to cut up and avoid trash at the point of attack, and does a good job of bracing for contact to deliver blows. He is a natural mover in short areas who is capable of being productive in the right scheme. He can elude in space and has a feel for getting to daylight. He does need some coaching up, but learning for a few years behind SJax will help that. Pierce is projected as a 3rd rounder, but i could see him slip into the 4th.
Has had one concussion and one hamstring injury limiting him to starting 24 out of 34 possible games.
2011 - 273 carries, 1481 yards, 5.4 ave, 27 td's
Career - 663 carries, 3570 yards, 5.3 ave, 53 td's
Cornerback - Oregon
5'11, 175 lbs
Due to a variety of run-ins with the law in 2011 Harris was limited to just six games(9 tackles, 1 interception). Cliff Harris was an electric playmaker for Oregon in 2010. He totaled six interceptions, 33 tackles and 17 passes defensed in 2010. He also is a dynamic punt returner with four punts brought back for touchdowns. Harris needs to add some bulk to his frame for the NFL. He is very fast and agile. If not for his off-field indiscretions, Harris would certainly be a higher round draft choice. If Fisher can straighten him out, Harris would a great pick up here. Harris is a cover corner with big-play capabilities. Would also be used as our primary punt returner.
Career - 61 tackles, 8 int's, 1 td
38 punt returns, 614 yards, 16.2 ave, 4 td's
6'0, 237 lbs
In his senior season, Trevathan recorded 143 tackles with 11.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, four interceptions, five forced fumbles and five passes broken up. Led the SEC in tackling in both 2010 and 2011. He finished sixth in the nation in total tackles. Trevathan added some bulk for 2011 without losing his speed. He is a physical and explosive linebacker who routinely makes splash plays. Trevathan flies around the football field and dishes out some devastating hits. He is a sleeper prospect who made game-changing plays all year long.
2011 - 143 total tackles, 3 sacks, 4 interceptions, 5 Passed defended, 1 FR
2010 - 144 total tackles, 3 sacks, 3 passes defended
Punter, Florida State
6'4, 235 lbs
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Powell led the nation with 47 yards per punt in 2011. He entered the year sharing the Florida State record for punting average, but after his big senior season, the record is entirely his. In his career at Florida State, Powell averaged 46 yards per punt. Had 24 punts of 50 or more yards with at least one 50-plus yarder in nine of 13 games...23 punts downed inside the 20 which included 14 inside the 10-yard line
Career - 52 Games, 168 punts, 7424 yards, 44.2 ave, 19 TB, 18 FC, 56 inside 20, 54 of 50+ yards, Long 69 yards
Well there you have it folks. Let me know what you think, what you like, how much you hate it, etc.