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  1. Only one at 251. They dealt the other to move up in the 6th.
  2. He's a floor cleaner AND a dessert topping!
  3. A three-way player for the Cougars, Wilson made an impact as a running back, cornerback, and kick returner. In fact, he was the only player in the nation in 2015 to score multiple touchdowns on offense (two rushing touchdowns), defense (interception return, fumble return, with 58 tackles, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles), and special teams (two kickoff returns). Wilson started eight games at cornerback the previous year (33 tackles, one break-up) after playing on special teams as a redshirt freshman, making five tackles and returning a blocked field goal 78 yards for a score. He finished his UH career with a second-team All-American Athletic Conference season despite missing three games due to injury (43 tackles, one INT, five pass breakups, 5-52 receiving, 4-6 rushing, 512 kick return yards). ANALYSIS STRENGTHS Was the talk of the pro day running 4.36 with a vertical jump of 41 inches, broad jump of 11-feet-1 and 24 bench reps. Versatility could be a selling point. Could be targeted as cornerback, safety or running back. Limited reps as a runner, but looked good. Uses functional jump cut to avoid trouble. Tough runner who can power through angle tackles. Runs with good knee bend and stays behind his pads. Willing to sink and deliver a blow at the finish. Has controlled stride and foot quickness to string together cuts. Offers value as kick returner and in kick coverage. His 100-yard "kick-six" return for a touchdown created huge momentum shift in Houston's week one upset win over Oklahoma. WEAKNESSES Hip tightness limited his ability to make plays on the ball as a cornerback and create average elusiveness in tight quarters as a running back. Will have to find a set position in the pros. As a running back, needs to improve his vision and decisiveness between the tackles. Needs to run with better patience and control. Balance was a little inconsistent in space. Used primarily on swing passes. Will need to expand route-running and prove he can protect to garner third down reps. DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 4-5 SOURCES TELL US "Looks like everyone is woke on Brandon now. I was hoping he would have pulled a hammy (hamstring) so he couldn't work out and I could have kept him off the radar. You don't jump 41 (inches) and run 4.3 and stay off of radars." - NFC national scout NFL COMPARISON Orleans Darkwa BOTTOM LINE Explosive athlete who could be considered on either side of the ball as a defensive back or a running back. Wilson doesn't have as many flashes on tape at cornerback as he does at running back, but his he was primarily a fill-in at running back in a few games over the last two years due to injury. If Wilson transitions to running back, he will be a developmental prospect who could make a roster sooner over later thanks to his kick return potential.
  4. Traded up! For a safety! L. O. L.
  5. Yup. They screwed up this year by not keeping at least one of Whit or KZ, same way they botched it with Jones and Sanu the year before. All we can do is hope some of the oline guys step up. I'm cautiously optimistic about Fisher. Hopefully Westerman lives up to the hype. Moobs can play, it's just staying healthy that's an issue. No faith in Ced though. I wouldn't be surprised to see them add another vet, a la Richmond Webb back in 01.
  6. I can dig it. Nugent's kickoffs sucked.
  7. Don't think they've taken a corner yet....
  8. OVERVIEW Evans followed in his father's footsteps as an all-conference player for the Sooners; Scott was a three-time all-conference defensive tackle for Oklahoma in the late 1980's. Jordan earned his own All-Big 12 honors the past two seasons, starting with a second-team effort in 2015 despite missing two games due to injury. (83 tackles, five for loss, sack, four pass break-ups). He was a second-team pick in his senior year, as well, leading the Sooners with 98 tackles and four interceptions (also had 10 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and eight pass break-ups). Evans started all 13 games as a sophomore, making 93 stops, 6.5 for loss, and two pass break-ups, one year after contributing in eight games in 2013 (12 tackles, missed five with an injury). ANALYSIS STRENGTHS Carries prototypical NFL frame for the position with low body fat and good length. Flexible and athletic. Productive tackler. Able to turn the corner sharply and track down running backs looking to burst between the tackles. Plus reactive quickness for sudden lateral explosion as a tackler. Has the twitch-trigger to fire downhilll and make plays. Carries outstanding play speed and has the potential to range around the field if kept clean. Fluid cover man in space in man or zone. Possesses ball skills and physical tools to play all three downs. Had twelve passes defensed this season including four interceptions. WEAKNESSES Finesse player. Scouts say he turns down too many opportunities to bang when it is in front of him. Often at the mercy of blockers. Needs to play stronger to maintain control of the rep in run support. Struggles to leverage his gap. Inconsistent angles to the football takes him out of some plays. Needs to be a more squared, physical finisher as a tackler. Allowed too many missed and broken tackles this season. DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 5-6 BOTTOM LINE Productive, three-year starter who will garner attention as a height, weight, speed prospect especially after his strong pro day workout. Evans may lack the physical nature to hold up inside so he may have to find his way as a backup outside linebacker. Evans has enough traits and talent to become an eventual starter if he can play with better toughness and consistency. -Lance Zierlein
  9. OVERVIEW One of the top offensive linemen in the Pac-12 couldn't find a place on the all-conference squad this season because a leg injury ended his senior year after five games. Dielman, the cousin of former NFL lineman Kris Dielman, was a team captain and started at center for the Utes in 2016 after starting all 26 games in 2014 and 2015 at the right tackle spot. J.J. (which stands for Jeffrey Joseph) was a second-team All-Pac-12 pick as a junior. The Arizona high school all-state pick redshirted his first year in Salt Lake City and played in one game as a reserve in 2013 before becoming a fixture on Utah's line. ANALYSIS STRENGTHS Has three years of experience at right tackle to go along with his newfound snaps at center. Has quick feet and good flexibility through his hips. Possesses desired body control. Talented work-up blocker who finds his second-level targets and strikes with accuracy. Can get to the difficult angles. Will work to bend knees after engagement to improve his leverage. Quick to flip hips and wall off his man. Works well with guards in handoff on combo blocks. Plays with good determination and effort. Rides the bull as long as he can after engaging with bigger defenders. Has tackle feet to mirror pass rushers along interior. WEAKNESSES Has short arms. Unlikely to offer tackle flexibility on roster due to a lack of length. Will need to add more bulk to prepare for NFL battles. Below average core strength. Finds himself hanging on rather than improving positioning. Finesse player in need of stellar technique without addition of play strength. Unable to create push at the point of attack without help. Can improve with securing on second level. Season-ending foot injury will have to be cleared at combine. DRAFT PROJECTION Round 7-PFA NFL COMPARISON Wesley Johnson BOTTOM LINE An athletic center with the plus athleticism of a three-year tackle, but he lacks the core power that some teams will require from an interior lineman. Needs to bulk up and add as much strength as possible in order to be a functional NFL player. While his movement skills will be enticing for zone-scheme teams, he could be limited by scheme fit, which narrows the teams who might consider drafting him. -Lance Zierlein
  10. Welcome to the taxi squad, whoever you are!
  11. Well, now TJ is happy.
  12. I love this draft, it's my favorite draft ever.
  13. Anything but OL! Don't break the seal!