synaptic apoptosis Posted February 19, 2012 Share Posted February 19, 2012 (edited) Trade- Turner For a 3rd rounder(saves on cap + get a pick)FA- OT,RB,DTDraft1st- None2nd- Kevin Zeitler, OG Wisconsin,6-4 / 3182011 First team all Big 10 by Phil Steele. AFCA FBS COACHES' ALL-AMERICA TEAM: OL Kevin Zeitler, Sr., Wisconsin, has been selected to the 2011 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team announced by the American Football Coaches Association. - Wisconsin footballPass blocking: Anchors against larger defenders in the middle, resets hands to maintain distance. Athletic enough to help on nose tackle then pick up twist or late blitzer. Mirrors quick interior rushers. Looks to help the center, or even the tackle a few yards upfield, if he is uncovered.Run blocking: Good fit in a zone system, uses mobility and strength to move defender down the line. Dips shoulder and moves his feet to get outside leverage when needed. Strong and low coming out of his stance, effective in short-yardage situations. Finds the mike quickly and negates him when it is his responsibility. Gives effort to hit as many targets as possible, even if on the ground. Need to work on keeping outside leverage when doubling on the nose.Pulling/trapping: Good foot quickness working behind the line, though losing a few extra pounds around the middle would help his agility. Brings hips to knock back linebackers in his way, maintains block until running back finds the hole behind him. Gets down low quickly to defeat defenders trying to cut down running backs. Ducks his head at times, must keep his posture to see and sustain against his target.Initial Quickness: Possesses adequate quickness off the snap to get his hands into defenders and attack linebackers at the second level, but is not elite in this category and can be a step late at times.Downfield: Regularly hits second-level targets, uses strong hands to latch on, and keeps legs churning to carry them out of the play. Knows correct blocking angles inside, gets into position with good footwork. Will punch at smaller defenders at times instead of latching on, allowing them to get off the block.Intangibles: Dependable, no-nonsense mauler who works hard in the weight room and on the field. Did not start the first four games of 2010 due to a high ankle sprain suffered during the summer.--Chad Reuter3rd- Markelle Martin, S Oklahoma State,6-1 / 200First team all Big 12 by Phil Steele.Some players flourish under the big lights; Martin's performances in the Cowboys' past two bowl appearances put him in that category. He racked up nine tackles and a pass break-up in the 2010 Cotton Bowl against Ole Miss, then won player of game honors in the 2010 Alamo Bowl after returning an interception 62 yards for a touchdown and breaking up two other passes in the team's 36-10 dismantling of Arizona.He made some big plays even when coming off the bench (four pass break-ups) and playing special teams (four tackles, blocked punt) as a true freshman. In 2009 he moved into the starting line-up, breaking up a team-high 11 passes during the season. As junior, he intercepted the first three passes of his career while again reaching double-digits in deflections with 10.Though OSU coaches list Martin as a strong safety on the depth chart, his combination of ball skills, closing speed and willingness to make the big hit make him one of the more versatile safeties in the class. Look for teams to consider him a potential top 50 pick at free or strong with another season where the big plays come in the biggest games. Unleashes big hits on receivers, making them hear footsteps later in the game, using closing speed and tenacity to arrive with maximum impact. Strong upper body allows him to drag down backs to the ground in space. Ducks his head and swipes too often on open field tackles, however, and will draw the occasional personal foul flag. Not asked to blitz often, but should be solid in that capacity once learning how to beat pass blocks with his hands given his strength and tenacity.3rd- Mitchel Schwartz, OT California,6-5 / 317first team all pac10 by Phil Steele. First-team All-Pac-10 preseason choice of Athlon, Steele and Sporting News, while Lindy's has him as one of Cal's "Players to Watch" and a second-team preseason All-Pac-10 selection. Has started all 38 games possible over the last three seasons at either left tackle (22) or right tackle (16) after redshirting the 2007 season in his first campaign with the program ... his 38 career games played are tied for the most by any active Cal player ... has been named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic in each of the last three campaigns (2008-10) and earned the Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman the past two (2009-10).2012 SENIOR BOWL WEDNESDAY: OT Mitchell Schwartz, California: Overshadowed in the Pac-12 due to the presence of two elite prospects in USC's Matt Kalil and Stanford's Jonathan Martin, Schwartz has stood out this week due to his size (6-5, 317), long arms (33 1/8"), strength and surprising agility. He's held up well at right tackle in pass blocking drills and has done a nice job of sealing off defensive linemen in the running game and has been able to get to the second level, as well. Schwartz has been especially impressive in pass blocking drills, where he's repeatedly stoned Penn State's Jack Crawford and Virginia's Cam Johnson, among others. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com4th- none5th- Danny Trevathan, OLB Kentucky,6-0 / 2302011 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: LB - Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Conference First Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. Trevathan, a native of Leesburg, Fla., made an impressive 143 tackles during the season for the Wildcats, leading the SEC in tackles for the second-consecutive season. Trevathan ranked fifth in the nation in tackles with an 11.92 average per game and led the nation's linebackers in interceptions and fumbles forced. The senior finished the season with 11.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, four interceptions, five pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and five fumbles forced. This is the second consecutive year Trevathan has been honored as an All-SEC performer by league coaches after being named first-team All-SEC last season. Trevathan ends his UK career ranked 10th all-time on Kentucky's career tackle list with a total of 374 stops. Trevathan had a total of 20 games with double-figure tackles in his career, including a career-high 17 tackles in 2010 against Auburn, the eventual national champion, and also against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Georgia. - Kentucky football6th- T.J. Graham, WR NC State,5-11 / 185, 4.36 40T.J. Graham was a bigger track star than wide receiver in high school, laying claim to a 10.44 100 meters vs. 7 catches for the entire season as a senior at WR.Graham was initially used mostly as a kick returner for NC State, but grew as a football player and became a standout receiver by the end of his senior campaign, finishing 2011 with 46 catches for 757 yards and 7 TDs, including a breakout performance in his final game against Louisville in the Belk Bowl. Statistically, Graham has been better returning punts than kickoffs, and has set numerous all purpose yardage records.As an NFL Draft prospect, Graham is cut from the classic slot/PR mold. Likely too small framed for full time WR duty, Graham is quick and fast, and projects to get separation in the NFL against nickel corners. Despite his small size, Graham gives great effort as a blocker and team things like tackling the defender who just made the interception. Given his rather short football career to date, the fact that Graham's performance as a WR kept improving as time went forward gives reason for hope that there could be more upside.Strengths: Fast, quick, decent turning, gets consistent separation. True burner with deep speed. Versatile enough to effectively handle WR, slot, PR, and KR duty. Makes good effort to secure the ball. Legit NFL PR talent. Energetic, healthy, inspiring, hard working team leader who keeps getting better.7th- Travian Robertson, DT South Carolina,6-4 / 305EAST-WEST SHRINE WEDNESDAY: South Carolina defensive tackle Travian Robertson showed quick feet, a burst off the snap, good low pad level and finished well. But he struggled with his initial hand placement and looked unrefined fundamentally. Coaches harped on him because of his sloppy technique, but his encouraging play this week, including a positive weigh-in (6-4, 305 pounds), will force teams to do some extra homework on him. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com Edited February 20, 2012 by Negatron Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.