Tag Archives: 2012 Draft

WR Jeremy Ebert, Northwestern

Patriots, 7th round. Northwestern: Below-average height, but well built. Positives: Adequate hands. Fast track speed, but only average game speed. Good vision and quickness after the catch. Adequate upper-body strength. Fairly nimble on the sideline. Adjusts well to back-shoulder passes. … Continue reading

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RB Michael Smith, Utah State

Buccaneers, 7th round. Utah St.: Below-average size. Positives: Above-average speed, burst, and upper-body strength. Great track speed. Willing to sacrifice body when blocking. Not easy to arm tackle. OK hands and agility. Negatives: Upright runner with below-average power. Lunges too … Continue reading

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RB Brandon Pendergrass, Wake Forest

Positives: Above-average speed, quickness and power. Adequate burst. Fair hands. Good balance after contact. Keeps legs moving and lowers shoulders well in short-yardage situations. Though ball security looked like an issue in college, it looked like he was coached up … Continue reading

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RB Stephfon Green, Penn State

Lions, UDFA. Penn. St.: Slightly below-average size. Positives: Good long speed. Adequate burst and vision. Despite size, lowers shoulder well to gain extra yards. Also plays special teams. Negatives: Kicked off team in August 2011 but reinstated. Poor hands and … Continue reading

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RB/WR Rodney Stewart, Colorado

Bengals, UDFA. Colo.: Very small for the position. Positives: Above-average speed and burst. Very quick change-of-direction ability. Above-average upper-body strength. Good hands — snagged one-handed pass in Casino del Sol game. Negatives: Suspect balance — often slips making cuts in … Continue reading

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WR/QB Keith Nichol, Michigan State

Good size. Above-average hand size. Positives: Above-average hands. Versatile — former QB who still split time at WR and QB in 2011. As WR, is a strong downfield run blocker. Above-average intermediate routes. Fairly strong after the catch. Tracks ball … Continue reading

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WR/KR Jared Green, Southern

Panthers, UDFA. Southern: Son of Hall of Fame CB Darrell Green. Above-average size. Above-average hand size. Positives: Elite speed. Tracks ball well over shoulder. As a returner, is hard to bring down. Reportedly good acceleration and quickness. Fair routes. Nice body … Continue reading

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WR Dale Moss, South Dakota State

Packers, UDFA. S.D. St.: Very good size. Above-average hand size. Positives: Runs with adequate speed. Very good track speed for the size. Raw route runner but improving. Excellent quickness in Pro Day drills. Extends and adjusts well for passes away … Continue reading

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WR Thomas Mayo, California-Pennsylvania

Raiders, UDFA. Cal. (PA): Above-average size. Average hand size. Played in Shrine Game. Chargers, Eagles and Saints have shown interest. Positives: Strong and explosive lower body. Reportedly: Above-average acceleration, speed, tracking of passes over shoulder. Seems coachable. Extends well on … Continue reading

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QB Tyler Lantrip, Nevada

Positives: Makes fair decisions when he can improvise. Less effective within the pocket. Moves well in pocket and keeps eyes downfield on the run. Adequate speed and quickness. Has experience as a starter — started first three games of 2011. … Continue reading

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