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Renardo Foster

Jason Snelling

Harvey Dahl

Michael Boley

Roddy White

Domonique Foxworth

Michael Koenen

Justin Peelle

Tyson Clabo

Cut/Let walk

Brian Finneran

Simon Fraser

Grady Jackson

Lawyer Milloy

Quinn Ojinnaka

Todd Weiner

David Irons

FA Signings

Vernon Carey-OT-Bring in a big nasty that will compete with Clabo for the RT position. Gives us good depth

Darnell Dinkins-TE-Good Blocker Good Hands. Fits our system to a T. Good rotation with Hartsock and Peelle

Rob Meier-DT- Great run stopper with the ability to get to the QB.

C.J. Mosley-DT- 25 year old 6'2 305 lbs plug.

Demetric Evans-DE- A big guy with a high motor. Can hold up against the run and would be nice to have when JA98 move to DT on passing downs

Sean Considine-SS- Been learning in Phily from some good safeties Nice for competition or starting. Very Smart player.

Draft

1. William Moore-SS-Missouri

2008 Nagurski Preseason Watch List

2008 Lott Trophy Preseason Watch List

2008 Team Captain

2007 2nd-Team All-American (Associated Press, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated)

2007 1st-Team All-Big 12 (Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News)

2007 1st-Team All-Big 12 (Austin American-Statesman, Waco Tribune-Herald, Rivals.com)

2007 2nd-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)

2008 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Defensive MVP

2007 Team Safety of the Year

2007 Team Hammer Award Winner (Most Big Hits)

Spring 2005 Team Most Improved Safety 2007 1st-Team All-American (Rivals.com)

2008 OUTLOOK

Emerged into one of the nation's top safeties in 2007, and looks to continue his growth into a game-changer as a senior in 2008 ... Should be a pre-season favorite to challenge for national awards and honors at the free safety position, and he's already been named in the spring to the pre-season watch lists for both the Nagurski Award and the Lott Trophy ... Did not participate in spring drills this year due to off-season shoulder surgery he had following the Cotton Bowl to repair torn labrum in a shoulder he suffered in the bowl game while he was winning the game's defensive MVP award ... Didn't actually know about the injury until after he returned to campus for second semester classes, when he had continuing pain in shoulder during winter weight-lifting sessions, and after examination, the injury was discovered ... Will be completely healthy when fall camp opens in August ... Is considered by some as the best pure athlete on the team ... With 10 career interceptions, needs 6 more to break the school career record of 15 held by Adrian Jones (1986-89) ... Is tied for the school career record for interceptions returned for TD (3, along with Erik McMillan), and needs one more to hold the record for himself ... Off the field, is a very talented musician who has recorded some tracks in the rap genre, and has performed with Mizzou men's basketball player Leo Lyons.

2007 SEASON

Emerged as one of the nation's top playmakers at safety, as he tied for the NCAA lead with a school-record 8 interceptions ... His development throughout the course of the season was a major reason why the Tiger defense turned into one of the better ones in the Big 12 Conference, and his leadership after the defense lost fellow safety Pig Brown in game eight for the year was crucial ... Had 5 INTs and 2 forced fumbles in the 6 games after Brown was lost for the year ... Was named a 1st-Team All-American by Rivals.com, and took home 2nd-Team All-American honors by the Associated Press for his stellar play, as well as from Sports Illustrated and the Sporting News ... Showed in MU's 38-7 dismantling of Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl just why he deserved the accolades, as he won Defensive MVP honors with a 13-tackle that included 1 pass break up, 1 forced fumble and an interception that he returned in the third quarter for a TD that broke the game open for good ... Had a huge fourth-quarter interception against Illinois that snuffed out a potential game-winning drive deep in MU territory with under seven minutes to play ... Made eight tackles on the day (all solo stops) including two tackles for loss ... Added nine tackles against Ole Miss ... Had a team-leading 11 tackles against Western Michigan to go over 100 for his career ... Intercepted his fourth career pass and made seven tackles against Illinois State ... Was second on the club with eight tackles against Nebraska, including his fourth TFL on the year ... Helped hold Nebraska's vaunted West Coast Offense to just 297 total yards ... Recorded five tackles against Oklahoma ... Made eight tackles as the Tigers defense shutdown Texas Tech ... Added a sack (the first of his career) and intercepted a Graham Harrell pass ... The INT was his third on the season and the fifth of his career ... Made three stops against Iowa State ... Led the team with 11 tackles against Colorado in another impressive defensive effort ... Added an interception (his fourth of the season) and forced a fumble against the Buffaloes ... Made and INT for the second-straight game, picking of Texas A&M's Stephen McGee ... Made six tackles, including one TFL, and one PBU against the Aggies ... Tied for second on the team with eight tackles (six solo) against Kansas State, including a sack ... Picked off his sixth pass of the year, returning it for 22 yards ... Picked off his seventh pass of the year against Kansas, which ties Roger Wehrli's (1968) record for INTs in a season ... Tied for the team lead with seven tackles against KU ... Led the team with a career-best 13 tackles (nine solo) against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship ... Three of his INTs came in the fourth quarter ... Ended second on the team with 117 tackles on the year, which was ninth most in the Big 12 Conference ... Changed his jersey number to 1 this spring, after wearing 21 previously for the Tigers.

2006 SEASON

Made big plays as a sophomore on both defense and special teams ... Had 51 tackles in 13 games, and made 4 starts at free safety ... Ended the year with 5 tackles in the Sun Bowl, including a half-tackle for loss, and also broke up a career-high 3 passes, which gave him 8 for the season, a total that ranked 2nd on the team overall ... Was listed on depth chart as the No. 2 strong safety behind David Overstreet, but played both the free and strong safety position ... Had an MVP-type night at Texas Tech, posting a career-high 10 stops (9 solo), as he saw his most extensive action of the season in that game ... Recorded a pair of turnovers vs. the Red Raiders, recovering a fumble and returning an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in the 2nd quarter 1 play after teammate Xzavie Jackson had returned another interception 17 yards for a TD - those plays turned a 10-0 MU lead into a huge 24-0 edge and keyed MU's eventual 38-21 win in Lubbock ... Has 2 career INTs, and both have been returned for TDs (62 yards vs. Iowa State in 2005 and 22 yards at Texas Tech in 2006) ... Registered 7 tackles at Texas A&M, and had 6 total stops (3 solo) against Oklahoma ... Had an impressive spring camp that he capped off by returning an interception 45 yards for a TD during the annual Black & Gold Game ... Was full-go during spring camp, despite having surgery in the off-season to insert a screw into his right foot that he broke on the opening series of Mizzou's Independence Bowl victory over South Carolina.

2005 SEASON

Very talented athlete who made a big impression in his first action as a Tiger ... Played in 9 games, making 2 starts (including the bowl game victory), and had 30 tackles on the season playing at the free safety position, playing behind All-Big 12 candidate Jason Simpson ... Started for the suspended Simpson in the Independence Bowl, and tied a career-best by making 6 tackles, despite the fact that he broke a bone in his right foot in the opening series of the game ... He continued to play the rest of the 1st quarter before having to sit out the last 3 quarters of play due to the injury ... Also missed 3 games early in the season due to a severe hamstring injury he suffered in practice prior to game No. 2 ... Made the 1st start of his career against Iowa State, as MU went to a nickel package to begin the game, and he made the decision pay off, as he intercepted an errant out route on the 2nd series of the game, and raced 62 yards for his 1st collegiate TD, to put MU up 7-0 ... Had a career-best 6 tackles at Kansas, and followed that by making 4 stops at Colorado and 5 tackles against Baylor ... Forced a fumble in the season opener against Arkansas State, as he registered 3 tackles in his collegiate debut ... Was credited with 3 tackles in Mizzou's 41-24 win over Nebraska, and had 1 QB hurry and 1 pass broken up in the game ... Had a very impressive spring practice period that saw him move up from 4th on the depth chart to 2nd at free safety ... Had 5 tackles and broke up a pass in the 2005 spring game, and was named the team's most improved safety for his efforts.

2004 SEASON

Redshirt season ... Spent a year working on the scout squad and working in the Tiger strength program ... Played cornerback most of the year before switching to safety.

HIGH SCHOOL

Came to Mizzou ranked as the nation's No. 64-ranked receiver, according to Rivals.com ... Also ranked as the No. 12 overall prospect at any position in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com ... Earned all-state honors on both sides of the ball during his prep career at Hayti, which won 3 consecutive conference championships from 2001-03 and finished as Class 2A runners up in 2002 ... Had school career-record numbers of 74 catches for 1,768 yards and 34 touchdowns receiving ... His 35 total career scores ranks him 5th on Hayti's career scoring chart ... Four-year letterwinner in football and basketball at Hayti, and was a team MVP and all-conference pick on the hardwood as a junior ... High school coach - Jerry Bethune.

PERSONAL

Son of William Shaw & Marilyn Moore ... Area of academic interest lies in studying adolescent psychology at Mizzou ... Chose MU over Oklahoma, Purdue, Mississippi, Arkansas and Illinois, among others.

2. Darry Beckwith-OLB-LSU

2008 Preseason First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, SEC Media)

2007 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

Talented local product who is coming off his best season in an LSU uniform in 2007 ... Will be counted on for leadership in 2008 ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors last year at linebacker after registering 65 tackles with 6.5 of those going for losses ... Enters third season as a starting linebacker ... Tremendous hitter with great lateral movement and exceptional quickness to the football ... Great work ethic ... Can play from sideline to sideline with ease ... Knowledge of the game is a strength.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)

Started 12 games, all at middle linebacker ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches ... Missed two games (Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss) with a minor knee injury ... Ranked fifth on team in total tackles with 65 ... Added 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception ... His interception came against Tennessee in the SEC Championship game ... Interception stopped a Vol drive deep in LSU territory that could have tied the game with just over two minutes to play ... Recorded a career-high 12 tackles against Kentucky ... Was just off that pace vs. Arkansas, registering 11 tackles ... Led the Tigers with seven solo tackles and a PBU in the win over Alabama ... Had six stops, including two for losses and a sack, in the Tigers’ shutout of Middle Tennessee.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)

Versatile linebacker who moved from outside (will) linebacker to middle (mike) linebacker midway through the season ... Played in 12 games with 11 starts ... Missed the Ole Miss game (Game 11) after suffering a knee injury just seven plays into the Alabama contest ... Returned to action against Arkansas in the regular-season finale, finishing with five tackles ... Finished the year as the Tigers’ second-leading tackler with 65 stops, including 36 solo tackles ... Was also credited with four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, an interception and a quarterback hurry ... Recorded the first pick of his career in the Tigers’ victory over Tennessee ... Turned in a season-high 11 tackles in the Tigers’ win over Fresno State ... Was also credited with a tackle for loss and a sack in that victory ... Against Arizona, had nine tackles to go along with a career-high 1.5 TFL and 1.5 sacks ... Was nearly as good against Auburn, leading the team with eight tackles ... Played key role in LSU’s 41-14 win over Notre Dame, posting four tackles for a Tiger defense that limited the Irish to only 292 yards of offense.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)

Played in 12 games with no starts ... Saw most of his action on special teams ... Saw spot-duty at linebacker ... Tallied eight tackles, including five solo ... Had a season-best three tackles in win over North Texas ... One of only two true freshmen (other was running back Steve Korte) to see action for the Tigers in 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL

Widely considered the state's top linebacker and one of the top prospects in the south ... Member of Tom Lemming’s High School All-America team ... Rated No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN ... 3A Defensive MVP in Louisiana as a senior ... First-team 3A all-state and was named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Top 20 Blue-Chip list for Louisiana ... Totaled over 100 tackles as both a junior and senior ... As a senior, made 135 tackles, including 20 for losses, and six sacks en route earning 3A defensive MVP honors ... Also recovered four fumbles ... Showed his athletic versatility as a standout running back as well ... Part of defensive unit that reached the 3A state quarterfinals in 2004 ... Totaled 140 tackles as a junior and earned honorable mention all-state recognition ... Coached by Kenny Guillot.

PERSONAL

Full name is Darry Douglas Beckwith, Jr. ... Nickname is Dougie ... Parents are Darry and Sandra Beckwith ... Has one brother, Trell, and a sister, Marisha ... Born May 15, 1987, in Baton Rouge ... Majoring in sports studies.

BECKWITH’S CAREER HIGHS

Total tackles: 12 vs. Kentucky, 2007

Tackles for loss: 2, twice

Sacks: 1.5 vs. Arizona, 2006

Interceptions: 1, twice

3. Ron Brace-DT-Boston College

Named to the 2008 Outland Trophy Watch List...enters senior season as all-star candidate and the core of BC's defensive line...awarded All-ACC honorable mention honors in 2007...ranked third on the team with 7.5 TFLs, recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks ...finished the season with 27 total tackles (14 solos)...recorded two tackles in the Champs Sports Bowl against Michigan State, helping to keep BC's bowl-game win streak alive with a 24-21 victory...at the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech, registered three tackles (one solo) and assisted on a tackle-for-loss...recorded his seventh TFL of the season, resulting in a loss of five yards in the defensive outing that held Miami to 281 yards, giving BC it's 10th win of the regular season...put together a season-high four total-tackle performance (three solo) and a TFL in game at Maryland...combined for two assisted tackles and his fifth tackle-for-loss on the season in game against Florida State...assisted on a tackle in defensive outing that kept Virginia Tech within range to stage a BC fourth-quarter come-from-behind win...got to Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen for a sack that lost eight yards, giving him 2.5 sacks on the season, a career high...assisted on a sack and combined for two total tackles, including a TFL for five yards in solid defensive performance against Bowling Green...combined for two total tackles, including a TFL in win over Massachusetts...compiled a total of two tackles, one solo, in performance against Army...recorded first sack of career, causing a loss of seven yards in win over Georgia Tech...also had three solo tackles on the night...made a solo tackle, a TFL for four yards, in win over NC State...got the start and registered two tackles in the season opener vs. Wake Forest.

2006 Season

Played and started in 11 games at defensive tackle...had 20 tackles, including 11 unassisted stops...registered 3.5 tackles for loss...recorded one solo tackle against Central Michigan...had one solo stop in win over Clemson...registered three solo tackles against Maine...had one solo tackle in win over Virginia Tech...made three tackles (two solo) at Wake Forest...had one tackle including 0.5 tackle for loss against Duke...made one stop against Maryland...had four stops (three solo) including 1.0 tackle for loss at Miami...made a career-high five tackles (three solo), including 1.0 tackle for loss and recovered one fumble in Meineke Car Care Bowl versus Navy

2005 Season

Finished the season with 11 tackles (six solos) and one tackle for loss in 12 games...made one start - against Wake Forest...began the season on the two-deep at left tackle (behind Al Washington)...saw his first collegiate action in the season opener at BYU, where he recorded one assist...tallied one solo stop against Army...recorded one unassisted tackle at Clemson...registered two assists against Wake Forest...had one assisted tackle at Virginia Tech...was credited with one solo stop at North Carolina...recorded a season-best three tackles, including two solos, and one tackle for loss at Maryland...had one solo tackle against Boise State in the MPC Computers Bowl.

2004 Season

Redshirted.

High School

Earned All-State honors as a senior lineman at Worcester Burncoat High School ... gained 2003 Worcester Telegram & Gazette all-star honors ... was a three-time Inter-High all-star choice ... captured 2003 team MVP honors ... served as team captain for head coach Chris Moriarty ... played in the 2004 Massachusetts Shriners Football Classic ... also excelled as a member of Burncoat's track and field team; won the state shot put title in 2003 and 2004.

Personal

Ronald Jeffery Brace III, born December 18, 1986 ... enrolled as a psychology major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Ron is the son of Vonda Lewis and Ronald Brace Jr.

4. Augustus Parrish-OT-Kent State

Parrish heads into his final season as the starting left tackle for the third consecutive year...widely considered one of the best offensive linemen in the conference...possesses tremendous athletic ability...coaches believe he has unlimited potential...has earned three varsity letters.

2007 Junior Season

Was a second-team all-MAC selection at left tackle...earned the starting nod at left tackle in all 12 games...helped pave the way for the school’s all-time single season rusher and the second-best rushing attack in the MAC...received the team’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award...was a game captain against Buffalo.

2006 Sophomore Season

Started 11 games for the Golden Flashes at left tackle and was a key member of the offensive line.

2005 Freshman Season

Played in six games in a reserve role, garnering a start against Northern Illinois on Oct. 22...was a backup on the offensive line.

Prior to Kent State

Was a consensus first-team All-State selection as a senior leading Potomac High School to a state championship...also earned first-team all-county, all-league and All-MET honors...was named to all-star teams by the County Gazette and Journal and the Washington Post...made 89 tackles, including 22 for loss, and registered 10 quarterback sacks as a senior...Wolverines were state runners-up his junior year when he was named second-team all-county and honorable mention All-MET...made 76 tackles with six sacks as a junior...was coached by Eric Knight.

Personal

Born March 19, 1987...parents are Toby and Willa Parrish...is the younger brother of former Kent State All-American outside linebacker Justin Parrish...majoring in general studies.

5. Sammie Stroughter-WR/PR-Oregon State

2008: Stroughter (straw-ter) was granted a medical hardship year by the Pac-10 Conference for 2007 and thus regained his senior year...one of the top receivers in the conference who will greatly benefit the Beaver quarterbacks with his downfield speed...also a dangerous punt returner who already holds the school record with three returns for touchdowns...needs 24 receptions to move into 10th place on the OSU receiving chart, currently has 94...11th for career receiving yards with 1,613 and has a legitimate chance to finish his career as high as third...during the 2007 season SI.com named him one of its 32 “most fun athletes to watch” 2007: Sammie missed the first game of the season due to personal issues and then returned in game two at Cincinnati...ultimately he suffered a season-ending injury (kidney) on a punt return at Arizona State in game four...prior to his injury he caught 15 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns. 2006: Stroughter earned Pac-10 Second Team as a receiver and punt returner...Associated Press Third Team All-American as an all-purpose player...set up OSU’s game winning drive in the Sun Bowl with a 39-yard punt return...also scored in the Sun Bowl on a 13-yard reception from Matt Moore in the first quarter...Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 16 after making seven catches for 223 yards and one touchdown (80 yds) against Washington...223 yards was the second-highest number in the conference and the fourth-highest ever at OSU...also named Special Teams Player of the Week for Oct. 30 after returning a punt 70 yards for a touchdown in the win over No. 3 USC...74 receptions tied for fifth in a single season at OSU and his 1,293 receiving yards ranked fourth for a single season...accounted for a school record 470 punt return yards and a school record three punt returns for touchdowns...had an OSU first back-to-back games (EWU, BSU) with punt returns for a touchdown...second in the Pac-10 and third in the nation for punt return yards per attempt at 15.7...led the Pac-10 and was 10th in the nation for receiving yards per game at 92.4...also had an 80-yard touchdown reception in the win over No. 24 Hawai’i...one of three finalists for the inaugural Randy Moss Return Man of the Year...Sports Illustrated rated him the 13th-best receiver in the NCAA...first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection. 2005: Sammie made five receptions for 58 yards as a backup, including a career-high three grabs for 21 yards at UCLA...returned at least one punt in every game and finished the year eighth in the Pac-10 with a 6.5 average...a long punt return of 29 yards against Washington State...also had nine kickoff returns, including a 29 effort at UCLA...second team Pac-10 Conference All-Academic selection. 2004: One of six true-freshmen to play...appeared in all 12 games...became the team’s primary punt returner over the course of the season...had a 52-yard return early in the first quarter of the Insight Bowl against Notre Dame, setting up the Beavers at the Irish 27 – OSU scored the game’s first touchdown four plays later...finished ninth in the Pac-10 for punt return yards per attempt at 7.0...also returned eight kickoffs during the middle of the season with a career-long of 37 against California.

GRANITE BAY: SuperPrep Magazine All-Region receiver and Rivals.com listed him 48th in its “athlete” category...member of TheInsiders.com Northwest Hot 100 list...played wide receiver, running back, defensive back and kick returner for head coach Ernie Cooper...as an all-purpose back as a senior he rushed for 986 yards on 126 carries (7.8 average) and scored 15 touchdowns...caught 31 passes for 618 yards (19.9 average) and six touchdowns...returned kickoffs for 322 yards and 22 punts for 395 yards and two touchdowns...for his career he produced 2,321 all-purpose yards...first team All-Sierra League and first team all-section as a senior...also first team all-metro as a senior by the Sacramento Bee...earned two letters in football and three in track as a 100-meter standout.

PERSONAL: Born in Vallejo, California...son of Andrea Brown...his mother is a nurse ...has an older brother, Eric Blair, and an older sister, Cam Blair...honored by the National Football Foundation in March of 2004 for academic and athletic excellence...enjoys playing video games, working out and training...selected OSU because “I love the vibes I had when I first arrived at OSU. It is a family-oriented scenario and the coaches treated me like family. I felt like it was home away from home”...majoring in sociology and will graduate in December...also has a minor in communications.

5. Brett Helms-C-LSU

2008 Preseason Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)

2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll

One of the most productive and consistent offensive linemen in school history ... Enters third full season as a starter on the offensive line ... Versatile lineman who has played both the center and guard positions during his career ... One of the top centers in the nation and is listed on the Rimington Award Watch List going into the 2008 season ... For career, has played in 33 games with 28 starts ... Has started 26 times at center and the Tigers are 22-4 in those games ... Makes all of the calls and checks for the offensive line ... Graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in business management.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)

Played and started all 14 games ... Has helped pave the way for an LSU offense that ranked second in the SEC and 11th in the country in rushing yards per game ... Played a total of 986 snaps from scrimmage ... Played every snap in games against Florida (80 plays), Auburn (68), Alabama (80), Arkansas (101) and Tennessee (81) ... Paces the offensive line with 78 knockdown blocks this season ... Also has four pancake blocks to his credit ... Turned in a season-high 12 knockdown blocks in the win over Florida ... Had 11 knockdowns and two pancake blocks vs. South Carolina.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)

Played and started in 12 games for the Tigers ... Starting center who recorded a team-high 108 knockdown blocks and 15 pancake blocks, while being whistled for just four penalties ... Saw action on 695 plays from scrimmage ... Was dominate in the Tigers’ win over Tennessee, registering a season-high 28 knockdown blocks and two pancakes ... Turned in a solid performance against Tulane, recording a team-high 13 knockdown blocks and a season-best three pancake blocks ... Led the O-line with 10 knockdown blocks against Mississippi State ... Did not play against Fresno State (concussion).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)

Talented redshirt freshman who opened the year as the starter at left guard ... Played in five games with two starts ... Started against Arizona State and Tennessee before missing the Mississippi State and Vanderbilt games with an injury ... Returned to action in a backup role against Florida ... Saw limited action against Florida and Auburn before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against North Texas ... In all, played a total of 105 snaps from scrimmage ... Had three pancakes and 22 knockdowns ... Allowed only one sack and one quarterback pressure ... Whistled for one penalty.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004)

Back-up offensive lineman who saw action in two games ... Granted medical redshirt following the year ... Saw first action in win over Arkansas State ... Also played against Mississippi State ... Had one pancake and one knockdown in 11 plays vs. Arkansas State.

HIGH SCHOOL

Arguably the top offensive lineman out of the state of Arkansas ... A four-year starter at offensive guard and defensive tackle ... Finished junior season with 48 tackles and five sacks on defense and registered 48 pancake blocks on the offensive line ... Member of state championship team that posted a 14-0 record in 2002 ... Member of a FSN South's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" first team ... Coached by Bobby Bolding.

PERSONAL

Full name is Charles Brett Helms ... Born on April 16, 1986, in Pine Bluff, Ark. ... Parents are Ronnie and Margaret Helms ... Has two siblings, Taylor and Trey ... Trey is a member of the LSU football team ... His dad graduated from LSU with a Ph.D. in agronomy, while his mom is a native of Baton Rouge ... Hobbies include hunting and fishing ... Favorite movie is “The Sandlot” and his favorite subject is math.

7. Davon Drew-TE-East Carolina

Remains poised for a significant break-out season from a statistical and prominence standpoint after a pair of honors-producing campaigns ... Continues to rate among the top performers in Conference USA and is projected to make an impact on a national level as the year develops depending on offensive scheme decisions ... Served as a backup quarterback less than just three years ago (2005) before Skip Holtz was prompted by his athleticism and physical development in the strength program to fill a depth deficiency at tight end ... In all, has gained over 40 pounds since move ... Runs well, has elusive tendencies and quickness despite large frame, and has a firm grasp of ECU's offensive scheme ... Will open senior season firmly entrenched as the program's top tight end ... Caught a total of three passes in two early spring scrimmages, which included a two-catch, 22-yard effort (3/28) ... Completed spring play with one reception for four yards during the '08 Purple-Gold Game (4/12) ... Earned unit's Distinction of Outstanding Attitude, Effort and Leadership Award at the close of drills.

2007: Started 12 of 13 games played at tight end ... A honorable mention All-Conference USA selection by league coaches ... Had 19 receptions for 196 yards (10.3 avg.) with two TDs ... Caught a season-high four passes on two occasions (UNC and UCF) ... Hauled down at least one pass in nine games ... Caught seven passes for 10 or more yards and three for 20 or more ... Career-long reception of 26 yards came against Memphis ... Scored TDs against North Carolina (15 yards) and UCF (20) ... vs. Va. Tech (9/1): Notched seventh career start at tight end ... Also saw action as a member of the special teams unit recording two tackles ... vs. UNC (9/8): Hauled down four passes for 51 yards (tied career-high) ... Scored fourth career TD on a 15-yard pass play from Patrick Pinkney ... One of six receivers to have a reception for more than 10 yards (15 and 20) ... vs. USM (9/15): Caught one pass for six yards ... Also saw action as a member of special teams unit ... vs. WVU (9/22): Had one reception for five yards ... vs. Houston (9/29): Started fifth game of the season at tight end - no stats ... vs. UCF (10/6): Caught four balls for 43 yards including his fifth career TD on a 20-yard pass from Kass ... One of four receivers to record a reception of 10 or more yards (20-yard) ... vs. UTEP (10/13): Brought down three passes for 28 yards ... One of seven receivers to record a catch of 10 or more yards (15 and 15) ... vs. N.C. State (10/20): Started eighth game of the year ... Did not record any stats ... vs. UAB (10/27): Experienced action in a reserve role at tight end ... Caught one pass for nine yards before leaving with an ankle injury ... vs. Memphis (11/3): Caught one pass for 26 yards (career-long), coming on the first offensive play from scrimmage ... One of four receivers to record a catch of 10 or more yards ... vs. Marshall (11/10): Caught two passes for seven yards ... vs. Tulane (11/24): Had two receptions for 21 yards ... One of five receivers to have a catch of 10 or more yards (14) ... Also saw action as a member of the special teams unit ... vs. Boise State (12/23): Started 12th game of the season at tight end ... Member of special teams unit - no stats.

2006: Played in all 13 games and made six starts (opened six of 11 games in which ECU came out in a tight end package) ... Started against Navy, UAB, SMU, Southern Miss, UCF and Marshall ... Earned All-Conference USA honors (third-team) as selected by league head coaches ... Made 16 receptions for 187 yards (11.7 avg.) and three touchdowns (UAB, SMU and Rice) ... Caught first career pass (21 yards) in first career start against Navy (9/2) ... Hauled in a season-high six passes for 51 yards, including his first career touchdown against UAB a week later ... Ten of 16 receptions went for 10 or more yards, with two going for 20 or more ... vs. Navy (9/2): Lone catch of 21 yards came on a third-and-seven play in the first quarter ... vs. UAB (9/9): Snagged a career-high six catches for a career-best 51 yards ... Scored first collegiate TD in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass from James Pinkney ... Three of six receptions were for 12 or more yards (12, 13 and 14) ... vs. Memphis (9/16): Came off the bench as Pirates opened game in a three-receiver set ... Did not record any statistics ... vs. WVU (9/23): Recorded one reception for 21 yards in the fourth quarter, matching a career-long set earlier in the season opener against Navy ... vs. UVA (10/7): Experienced reserve action and did record any statistics ... vs. Tulsa (10/14): Was one of four receivers to haul down a pass for 10 or more yards with a 12-yarder in the fourth quarter ... vs. SMU (10/21): Started and brought down four passes for 49 yards, including his second career touchdown (17-yards) ... Recorded one tackle on special teams (assist) ... vs. USM (10/28): Had one catch for 14 yards in the first quarter ... vs. UCF (11/4): Picked up fifth start of the season and made an appearance on special teams ... Did not record any statistics ... vs. Marshall (11/11): Made last start of season but did not record any statistics ... vs. Rice (11/18): Logged one reception, a five-yard scoring strike from James Pinkney to open the game's scoring ... vs. N.C. State (11/25): One of five receivers to register a reception for 10 or more yards with his 14-yarder in the first quarter ... vs. USF (12/23): Came off the bench and did not record statistics in Papajohns.com Bowl play.

2005: Did not experience any action despite status on travel roster as reserve quarterback.

2004: Redshirted ... Turned in notable performances on scout squad, preparing East Carolina defensive unit on a weekly basis by emulating opponent signal-callers ... Earned program's Rick Bankston Memorial Award, symbolic of the scout team's offensive player-of-the-year.

High School: Helped lead Bears to back-to-back state championship appearances in 2002 and 2003 ... Compiled a 30-3 record as a starting quarterback under the direction of coach Chip Williams ... The Big East Conference Co-Player-of-the-Year as a junior ... A two-time all-conference selection and an all-state pick during senior campaign ... Completed 99-of-203 passes for 1,709 yards and 20 TDs while only suffering nine interceptions as a senior ... Rushed for 492 yards and eight scores on 107 carries ... An All-America selection by PrepStar Magazine ... Ranked among the top 25 quarterbacks in the nation according to ESPN.com's Tom Lemming ... Also rated as the 24th-best prospect in North Carolina by PrepStar Magazine ... Earned a total of nine varsity letters (four in basketball, three in football and two in track).

Personal: Full name is Davon Anthony Drew ... Born December 9, 1985 at New Bern, N.C. ... Major is management of recreation facilities and services ... Cites relationships and building bonds with players and coaches as the best thing about ECU football ... Lists hometown New Bern products Tabari Wallace (DB) and Stacy Whitehead (OL) as favorite all-time Pirate players ... Uniform No. 3 was also his high school number ... A devout basketball fan who lists **** Vitale as his favorite broadcaster ... Hobbies also include video games ... Credits mother, high school coaches, family, friends and teammates as being the most influential people on his career ... Has a twin brother.

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1 - William Moore, SS

2 - Darry Beckwith, OLB

3 - Ron Brace, NT

4 - Augustus Parrish, OT

5a - Sammie Stroughter, WR/RS

5b - Brett Helms, C

7 - Davon Drew, TE

Not to be too criticial, but I would call this draft a crap sandwich with golden slices of bread. You put a bunch of picks I dislike in the middle of two potentially great picks. Moore is going to be a great safety in the NFL and Drew will be a great TE too if he is given a shot.

Beckwith is far from the answer at WLB - he is an overhyped prospect from a big time school that struggles in pass coverage vs. TEs and FBs. If we draft him we are better off keeping Brooking around. Brace is a nice run-stuffing NT prospect, but you are reaching for him in the 3rd by at least 1 round and I think there are better DTs in the draft. However, by signing Mosley and Meier and with the resigning of Babs, we really don't need to draft a DT, especially not in the first 5 rounds. I don't think we need to draft depth in the 4th, as Parrish is a LT that isn't a dominating run blocker. Stroughter is eh, he is like Harry Douglas just not as good of a WR. I know you like Helms a lot but I'd rather sign an immediate impact C, and if we are going to draft a guy I'd really rather Eric Wood from Louisville. Like I said, Davon Drew in the 7th is money in the bank.

I'd like to see one of these linebackers taken in the 2-5 range: Gerald McRath, Sean Weatherspoon, Rico McCoy, Jonathan Casillas. All are slightly, slightly undersized but very athletic and excel in pass coverage = perfect Cover 2 LBs. Also, there is a possibility that in rounds 2-3 there are still going to be stud pass rushers like Connor Barwin, Greg Hardy, Aaron Maybin, Maurice Evans, Ricky Sapp, Brandon Graham, and Auston English - if the juniors declare. If you made a variation 2 of those players, that would make this a ton better imo.

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Beckwith has been playing out of position. He is at MLB this year. He is not covering TE or FB's this year.

Why do you say Helms is not an impact player? He dominanted the matchup with Mount Cody.

To each their own on the picks. You know that I would love to have McRath. I just think he is gone by our pick in the 2nd.

Stroughter to me is the PR we have been missing. I like HD returning, I just want him in the slot and running reverses more. Stroughter could keep him healthy and have less hits.

Parrish is bit of a project but he is athletic and can grow into what we need.

Maybe I am crazy but I like Brace in the 3rd. I think he is an early 4th pick. We should be a late 3rd.

Thanks for sharing.

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Beckwith has been playing out of position. He is at MLB this year. He is not covering TE or FB's this year.

Why do you say Helms is not an impact player? He dominanted the matchup with Mount Cody.

To each their own on the picks. You know that I would love to have McRath. I just think he is gone by our pick in the 2nd.

Stroughter to me is the PR we have been missing. I like HD returning, I just want him in the slot and running reverses more. Stroughter could keep him healthy and have less hits.

Parrish is bit of a project but he is athletic and can grow into what we need.

Maybe I am crazy but I like Brace in the 3rd. I think he is an early 4th pick. We should be a late 3rd.

Thanks for sharing.

I don't think Cody is a very good DT right now - he gets by on his sheer size+strength and when he goes against a decent linemen who knows how to use leverage and technique he gets handled. If McRath is gone, Weatherspoon will still likely be on the board in the 2nd. We can get a PR later in the draft, but if we were going to snag when in the 5th I'd rather it be a guy like Brandon James who will be insurance incase Norwood leaves next offseason or Joe Burnett who had been one of the best returners in college football for a couple years, plus a INT machine at CB.

I still don't like drafting a project OT who can "grow" into solid LT depth. I'd rather take a depth guy later, or a player that can immediately compete for the RT spot so Clabo can move inside and compete with Dahl for the RG spot. I think Brace might not be the best fit for a Cover 2 defense, but I still don't see the need to take him since you have us signing two DTs in FA and we have Babs, Moorehead, and Lewis who will be healthy.

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I dont see Carey having to compete with anyone if signed as a free agent... He will cost a bundle to get and is a much better RT than Clabo will ever be.

Also why are we signing Considine from the Iggles, when drafting William Moore with our 1 st round pick? I assume we are drafting Moore to take over from Lawyer and if so, id rather just sign Milloy for one more year to spell/tutor Moore...

I would pretty much scrap most of the FA signings, and go after a couple of guys that are proven like Vernon Carey, Karlos Dansby and maybe throw in a guy like Tank Johnson for the DT rotation. If we sign guys like this in FA, we can then concentrate our picks, maybe even package a couple of them to really go after what we need to polish the teams rough edges...

I love the Moore pick and i also like the Brace pick, but apart from that, my draft would look significantly different... Horses for courses when it comes to mocks though...

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Resign

Draft

1. William Moore-SS-Missouri

would be ok with this pick

2. Darry Beckwith-OLB-LSU

I think there will be better wlb available here (McRath will be gone in the top 20 of first round)

3. Ron Brace-DT-Boston College

would be ok with this pick, but would prefer later round

4. Augustus Parrish-OT-Kent State

Solid later round depth pick, is known as a great run Blocker(Read my sig it's from a scout site)

5. Sammie Stroughter-WR/PR-Oregon State

Don't care for this pick much at all

5. Brett Helms-C-LSU

would be ok with this pick

7. Davon Drew-TE-East Carolina

our Te's are Blockers first, then receivers

Over all not bad could be worse; much worse

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