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I've been away for awhile but figured we're getting close to it and figured I show you guys who I've liked since the end of the 2014 season/Senior Bowl/Combine. I don't buy too much into the hype whose stock is up/down based on pro days and rumors much after February. This draft is also based on some of the things DQ has preached over and over: "Fast and Physical," "Speed and Length," and "Versatility."

1. Alvin Dupree, DE Kentucky 6-4 270lbs - Assuming the "big 3" pass rushers are gone in Fowler, Beasley, and Ray, we choose the guy who I think DQ can really mold into a QB killer with this kids' genetics and potential. With the combination of the level of talent coaching defense and Dupree's speed, versatility, etc. seems like a good fit. Maybe a little early for him, but I think we absolutely have to get a pass rusher in the 1st and it's too big a risk to trade down and him not be there.

Career Statistics

Year GP TKL TFL SACK PBU INT

2011 12 21 2.5 2.5 2 0

2012 12 91 12.5 6.5 1 0

2013 11 61 9.5 7.0 1 0

2014 12 74 12.5 7.5 1 1

Totals 47 247 37.0 23.5 5 1

40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL

4.56 2.65 1.60 - 42" 11'6" 4.48 7.52

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2. Jake Fisher, OG Oregon 6-6 306lbs – Very athletic and can play both tackle spots if needed. Allows Shanahan to put the best 5 o-lineman on the field, in which I think he would be great at LG, in which he has the experience at. Comes from a very high tempo zone-blocking scheme. At worst he could come in and start at RT if Schraeder digresses. The most athletic o-lineman in this class.

40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL

5.01 2.97 1.80 25 32 1/2 - 4.33 7.25

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3. Jaquiski Tartt, FS Samford 6-1 221lbs – Big, physical with good ball skills. Stood out at the Senior Bowl and would be great at as a single high safety in Cover-3, which he played while at Samford. Has very good hips and agility for a kid his size and would fill an immediate need along with the first two picks. Can play SS also, which some have him projected at, but I think he has the skill set to fit nicely as the starting FS in DQ's defense.

Year GP TKL PBU INT YDS

2010 RS - - - -

2011 10 23 0 0 0

2012 11 94 10 4 132

2013 12 98 9 1 33

2014 10 58 1 1 2

Totals 43 273 20 6 167

40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL

4.53 2.67 1.61 13 - 10'4" 4.30 7.08

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4. Tony Lippett, CB Michigan State 6-2 192lbs – Alright, here's we take our first gamble on in the draft. Known more for his WR skills than CB, but unlike Richard Sherman, this kid was recruited as a CB. Made the switch to WR to fill a hole but was still used as CB last year to help shore up the pass defense. Proved his value as a two-way starter while starting 5 games at CB. He's the tallest kid in this draft in my opinion who can play CB in the NFL. As a CB, targeted 8 times for just 13 receiving yards and 3 passes defensed. Also I don't think we need another WR behind Hankerson and Hester but Lippett could still be used as an occasional 5th WR when needed.

Year GP REC YDS YPC TD

2010 RS - - - -

2011 14 4 44 11.0 0

2012 13 36 392 10.9 2

2013 14 44 613 13.9 2

2014 13 65 1,198 18.4 11

Totals 54 149 2,247 15.1 15

40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL

4.57 2.65 1.63 10 36" 9'6" 4.13 6.92

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5. Jalston Fowler FB Alabama 5-11 254lbs – We need a head hunter on the offensive side of the ball. Someone who can break the facemask of the MLB on short yardage situations. We haven't had a true FB worth mentioning since Ovie. One of my favorite positions is FB, second to only the Safety position. Comes from a zone-blocking scheme as well and an outstanding short yardage runner and receiver out of the backfield who totaled 12 TDs at Alabama amid all the talent in the backfield.

Career Statistics

Year GP ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS TD

2010 11 14 111 7.9 1 0 0 0

2011 13 56 385 6.9 4 0 0 0

2012 2 11 85 7.7 0 1 6 0

2013 13 20 88 4.4 0 7 15 5

2014 14 12 69 5.8 0 11 129 2

Totals 53 113 738 6.5 5 19 150 7

40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL

4.86 2.75 1.63 23 331/2" 9'6" 4.40 7.56

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6. Justin Coleman CB Tenneesee – Significant playing time early on before starting mostly all 4 years at UT. Played NB position in 3 WR sets and could be someone to compete with Alford in the nickel. Plays bigger than his frame in run support and could add a little weight assuming it won't hurt his speed.

Year GP TKL PBU INT YDS

2011 12 10 2 0 0

2012 12 59 3 0 0

2013 12 46 7 1 23

2014 13 42 5 4 83

Totals 49 157 17 5 106

40 YD 20 YD 10 YD 225 BENCH VERTICAL JUMP BROAD SHUTTLE 3-CONE DRILL

4.53 2.60 1.54 20 371/2" 10'4" 3.98 6.61

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7. Terrell Watson RB Azusa Pacific 6-1 239lbs – Possible sleeper pick for our short yardage situations for the RBBC. I don't think we need a top-tier RB, because they're too many other gaping holes right now. So for all the naysayers out there, just give Freeman a chance! But Watson has the talent to play in the NFL and there is no other RB in this class with a better size, speed, power combo. He has a nasty jump cut and shows some elusiveness you don't see with backs his size.

Year GP ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS TD

2011 12 108 697 6.5 15 4 92 0

2012 11 200 1,094 5.5 11 11 127 1

2013 12 301 1,812 6.0 23 14 142 0

2014 11 319 2,153 6.7 29 19 180 0

Totals 46 928 5,756 6.2 78 48 541 1

40 Yrd Dash: 4.49
20 Yrd Dash: 2.64
10 Yrd Dash: 1.57 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 22
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.49
3-Cone Drill: 7.48

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7. Rory Anderson TE South Carolina 6-5 244lbs – WR/TE hybrid who is a better blocker than most think. Has made plenty of highlight catches and if it weren't due to his injury history and limited time on the field throughout college, he could of been a top 3-4 TE in this class based on talent and skill set. Nevertheless, good pick to compete for the 3rd TE roster spot.

Year GP REC YDS YPC TD

2011 13 8 188 23.5 3

2012 13 14 271 19.4 5

2013 12 17 235 13.8 0

2014 10 22 260 11.8 1

Totals 48 61 954 15.6 9

40 Yrd Dash: 4.75
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash: 225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

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Ehm...Jaquiski Tartt is a SS in the NFL, not a FS. He's commonly compared to Kam Chancellor...

Got it wasn't sure what I was thinking. I see your point though because of how good he was coming down hill in run support and most consider him a SS due to his physical presence and aggressiveness, which doesn't necessarily mean he is limited to that role. He did play FS in college and if you watched the Senior Bowl coverage throughout the week, it was mentioned more than once how much he has improved his zone coverage as a single high safety. Is he going to lock up a receiver in man coverage out of the slot, no but he's got the athleticism to cover TEs if needed and with a staff such as ours could help him improve even more so. Why do you think Gus Bradley and his staff, after coaching him at the senior bowl, have been rumored to be interested in him to pair with Cyprien, who is already their starting SS?

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I think that your first two choices are spot on. I am developing a mock of my own and have basically pencilled in Dupree and Fisher as my opening two picks.

I see Fisher as a player that will start at LG, but could be moved to RT, if the need arises.

I can't see us drafting Fowler and Watson in the same draft. They are too similar.

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I just feel like we are pretty much set at linebacker with 11 players already. We only have 5 CBs and 4 Safetys so far on the roster. If someone falls in the draft who has good length and speed that can play both MLB or OLB I could see us making the move.

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