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I would like to deliver a challenge/a new experience for some of you posters. As the off-season wears on and our excitement begins to shift into dull arguments about the same old players, allow me to refresh our conversation and put us onto a new track!

I would like to challenge you posters to give us some new players. players we've never heard of players that are in the deep depths of the draft that we could possibly add to this team to make it better. The rules are as follows:

#1 you cannot post a player who is in the first or second round.

#2 you must give height ,weight ,40 time etc.

#3 you must post a picture of your player

#4 the highlight video if possible

#5 tell us why this player would make an impact on our team

I'll go first.

IK ENEMKPALI, DE/OLB/ILB

SCHOOL: LOUISIANA TECH | CONFERENCE: C-USA

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: SENIOR | HOMETOWN: PFLUGERVILLE, TX

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1 / 261 LBS.

PROJECTED RANKING

OVERALL POSITION PROJ. RND.

312 25 7-FA

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STRENGTHS WEAKNESSES

STRENGTHS: Sports a broad, thick core with long arms. Good initial quickness off the snap and surprises opponents with his explosive initial punch to generate separation. Holds up better than you'd think in the running game because of his power and use of leverage.

Uses his hands well, showing a nice over-arm swim move as well as a club to keep tackles' hands off his chest. Locates the football quickly and pursues with passion, keeping his head up to avoid the trash and taking an efficient angle. Some experience as stand-up rusher, showing at least fair balance and fluidity. Good core strength and balance to sprawl to avoid cut-blocks.

WEAKNESSES: Obvious size limitations and does not possess ideal straight-line speed to project easily to other positions. Takes proper angles to the football in pursuit but is too easily out-run to the perimeter and downfield. Makes too many of his tackles yards downfield, at times taking steps back to free himself from blockers and then making the emphatic tackle... after a five-yard gain.

COMPARES TO: Eric Norwood, Carolina Panthers -- Norwood was a terrific player at South Carolina but the 6-1, 260-pounder proved at 'tweener in the NFL and was released after two seasons with the Carolina Panthers and now plays with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. Enemkpali (like Norwood) plays with the grit and physicality that every coach will appreciate but the lack of height and speed are going to be tough to overcome.

--Rob Rang

PLAYER OVERVIEW

With massive teammate Justin Ellis (6-2, 342) earning much of the attention at Louisiana Tech, Enemkpali (pronounced IN-em-PALL-ee) didn't receive nearly as much fanfare as his game deserved. Given that he lacks the length scouts prefer, it is entirely possible that this underrating of his talents could extend through the 2014 NFL draft, as well.

Enemkpali is the more consistent of the two former Bulldogs, however, racking up 126.5 tackles over his four starting seasons at Louisiana Tech, including 33 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks. For his efforts Enemkpali was named to the First Team All-WAC squad after each of the past two seasons.

While short, Enemkpali certainly isn't small nor does he play a finesse brand of football. Considering the toughness with which he plays, in fact, some clubs could project him at linebacker or perhaps even to fullback.

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