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Prospect Profiles Hub Page

Posted Apr 24, 2013

Find each of our Prospect Profiles leading up to the NFL Draft right here.

Tavon Austin

  Prospect Profile: Tavon Austin

The NFL has been peppered in recent years by smaller wide receivers making a big impact on game day. Now, West Virginia’s Tavon Austin looks to join a group including Seattle Seahawks’ Percy Harvin, New England Patriots Wes Welker and New York Giants’ Victor Cruz of elite receivers small in stature but big on talent...
Ziggy Ansah

Prospect Profile: Ziggy Ansah

Perhaps no player in this year’s draft has the upside of Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah. That being said, there probably isn’t a prospect as raw as the BYU defensive end either...

Dee Milliner

Prospect Profile: Dee Milliner

A true sign of respect, opponents rarely threw in the direction of Alabama’s Dee Milliner during his senior year.  The times they did, he made them pay. The junior had a whopping 22 passes defensed as a key member of the Tide’s National Championship team...

Jonathan Cooper

Prospect Profile: Jonathan Cooper

The offensive line is considered a deep position in this year’s draft, and UNC’s guard Jonathan Cooper has established himself as one of the top prospects in a strong group. The 6-foot-2, 311-pound mauler is a dominant force up front that is equally adept at handling both bull rushers and finesse pass rushers...

Geno Smith

Prospect Profile: Geno Smith

If you ask any of the prominent NFL draft pundits and experts about West Virginia’s Geno Smith, you will most likely get a different reaction from each person.  According to mock drafts, the quarterback is projected to go anywhere from the first overall pick to early in the second round...

Luke Joeckel

Prospect Profile: Luke Joeckel

It seems as though this time of year, Mock Draft fever infects every NFL pundit and expert in the media.  While many have differing opinions, one constant in nearly each mock draft has been Luke Joeckel being selected very early on...

Eric Fisher

Prospect Profile: Eric Fisher

For the most part, Eric Fisher was an unheralded prospect heading into his senior season at Central Michigan. An outstanding 2012 campaign put the offensive tackle on scouts’ radar...

Tyler Eifert

Prospect Profile: Tyler Eifert

More and more, the tight end is becoming an important weapon in an offense’s arsenal. As a result, Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert finds himself in the envious position of being a highly touted prospect at an increasingly coveted position...

Star Lotulelei

Prospect Profile: Star Lotulelei

Stud defensive tackle prospect Star Lotulelei’s NFL Combine was over before it started when it was discovered he had a minor heart ailment that needed to be checked on by a doctor. Luckily for him, that minor setback did very little to hinder scouts’ view on him as he put together a dominant college career...

Chance Warmack

Prospect Profile: Chance Warmack

Of all the players available in Thursday’s NFL Draft, Chance Warmack is the one who has been labeled “can’t miss” by almost every NFL pundit. The 6-foot-2, 317-pound guard out of Alabama is a dominating presence who earned consensus All-American and All-SEC honors as a senior...

Sharrif Floyd

Prospect Profile: Sharrif Floyd

Sharrif Floyd’s statistics over his three-year career as a Florida Gator can be described as pedestrian. His raw talent, however, is anything but. Floyd’s shown flashes of brilliance many times over his career...

Cordarrelle Patterson

Prospect Profile: Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson’s collegiate career was anything but ordinary. In fact, he faced many obstacles on his way to being the top-flight wide receiver prospect he is today. Still, considering he is on the verge of being an early pick in April’s NFL Draft, chances are he’d do it all over again if given the chance..

Matt Barkley

Prospect Profile: Matt Barkley

If it seems Matt Barkley has been in the public eye for the past decade, it’s because he nearly has been.As a result, the expectations levied on him have been relatively unfair. He’s been hyped so much that it would be difficult for any player to live up to such lofty expectations...

Lane Johnson

Prospect Profile: Lane Johnson

Over the years, Lane Johnson’s been a quarterback, tight end and defensive end. But it’s as an offensive tackle that he has truly made his mark. As a result, he’s earning strong praise and being called a blue chip prospect with a high ceiling...

Dion Jordan

Prospect Profile: Dion Jordan

Dion Jordan didn’t let a bum shoulder that required surgery in early March keep heads from turning at February’s Scouting Combine. Even though he will be out the next three to four months, which will sideline him all the way up to the start of training camp, Jordan still showcased a tremendous combination of speed and athleticism making him arguably the most adept pass rusher in this year’s draft...

Desmond Trufant

Prospect Profile: Desmond Trufant

Desmond Trufant has the pedigree of a top-notch cornerback as he has two older brothers who are defensive backs in this league. But regardless of his last name, Trufant’s talents on the field alone merit an early selection in April’s NFL Draft...

Manti Te'o

Prospect Profile: Manti Te'o

So much has been written about Manti Te’o off the field since the season ended that it’s easy to forget he was one of the most dominant forces on it during the 2012 campaign. A hard-hitting player with natural instincts, Te’o finished second in Heisman Trophy voting by recording 101 tackles, seven interceptions and 1.5 sacks during his senior season at Notre Dame...

Sheldon Richardson

Prospect Profile: Sheldon Richardson

Sheldon Richardson is an intriguing prospect. in fact, his impressive sheer athleticism has him on the brink of being an early selection in April’s NFL Draft...

D.J. Fluker

Prospect Profile: D.J. Fluker

When talking about offensive line prospects, the buzz this year has mainly been about the big three of Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson. Don’t sleep on D.J. Fluker. For some reason, he’s been a forgotten man. However, Fluker is an excellent offensive tackle who flourished as a key cog in the Alabama Crimson Tide’s back-to-back national championship teams...

Barkevious Mingo

Prospect Profile: Barkevious Mingo

Barkevious Mingo has all the tools to be a stud defensive end in the NFL. Now all he needs to do is put it all together. With a tall, lean frame (6-foot-4, 241-pounds) that coaches and NFL personnel covet, he is an elite pass rusher who has drawn comparisons to DeMarcus Ware...

Kenny Vaccaro

  Prospect Profile: Kenny Vaccaro

The Chargers’ own Eric Weddle is one of the best safeties in the NFL who many view as the ideal player at that position. Texas’ Kenny Vaccaro must be pretty darn good then to be compared to the Chargers’ all-pro. Blessed with the size, speed and strength that NFL teams covet in safeties, Vaccaro is a multi-talented defender who excels at numerous facets of the game...
Sylvester Williams

Prospect Profile: Sylvester Williams

Sylvester Williams thought he was done with football. After playing one single season in high school, he worked in a factory after he graduated, building car radiators for the Modine Manufacturing Company. Fast forward four years, the defensive tackle now finds himself on the precipice of being an NFL draft choice...

Margus Hunt

Prospect Profile: Margus Hunt

Margus Hunt turned plenty of heads in February at the NFL Scouting Combine and it’s easy to see why. After all, it’s not often that a 6-foot-8, 277-pound defensive end exhibits the elite athleticism and strength the native Estonian displayed.Those in the mainstream media didn’t know much about Hunt prior to his performance, but like NFL scouts and decision makers, they came away impressed by what they saw...

Eddie Lacy

Prospect Profile: Eddie Lacy

A hamstring injury prevented Eddie Lacy from working out at both the Scouting Combine and Alabama’s Pro Day. But it won’t prevent him from being an early selection in the NFL Draft...

Bjoern Werner

Prospect Profile: Bjoern Werner

Watch any game that features Bjoern Werner and you won’t find anyone on the field with more heart or hustle than the Florida State defensive end. As a result, Werner is poised to pay immediate dividends as a rookie for whatever team drafts him...

Jarvis Jones

Prospect Profile: Jarvis Jones

There’s no denying Jarvis Jones’ productivity. On that level, he’s among the elite prospects in the NFL draft. It’s his ability to stay healthy and his past injuries that prove to be the biggest question marks on his resume...

Xavier Rhodes

Prospect Profile: Xavier Rhodes

Xavier Rhodes has been sky-rocketing up many mock drafts, and it’s easy to see why. A physical corner at 6-foot-1, 210-pounds, he has the pure make-up talent evaluators look for at the position...

Menelik Watson

Prospect Profile: Menelik Watson

There’s no denying that offensive tackle Menelik Watson is among the rawest and most inexperienced prospects eligible to be drafted this year. That being said, he’s also among the most physically gifted players not only at his position but in the entire draft with an incredibly high upside...

Alec Ogletree

Prospect Profile: Alec Ogletree

Alec Ogletree is an outstanding linebacker who flew somewhat under the radar playing next to Jarvis Jones at Georgia. In fact, some might know him better because of his off the field issues instead of his impressive performances on it. Regardless, he is a dynamic player who has a shot to be productive immediately as a rookie...

Keenan Allen

Prospect Profile: Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen is a coach’s dream. Humble, hard-working, competitive, driven and a natural leader, he has the intangibles in addition to natural skills to be a productive wide receiver in the NFL. Many have compared him to the Green Bay Packers’ Jordy Nelson, which would make him a big-time asset in any offenses’ passing game...

Matt Elam

Prospect Profile: Matt Elam

If you’re looking for a big heavy hitter out of your strong safety position, then Matt Elam is your guy. The Florida junior is famous for his teeth-rattling hits that have become a staple of his each week...

Datone Jones

Prospect Profile: Datone Jones

Players with versatility are a hot commodity in the NFL these days. To that end, defensive end prospect Datone Jones is a real up and comer, able to play in both 3-4 and 4-3 defenses, as well as inside as a defensive tackle and at his primary position as a defensive end...

Kyle Long

Prospect Profile: Kyle Long

Kyle Long certainly has the pedigree to be a productive player in the NFL. His father Howie is a Hall of Fame defensive end while his brother Chris is a Pro-Bowl defensive end for the St. Louis Rams who was the second overall selection back in 2008. But don’t think Long is getting by on his name alone. Kyle’s productivity and versatility make him an intriguing offensive line prospect heading into April’s draft....

John Cyprien

Prospect Profile: John Cyprien

John Cyprien may come from a small school, but both his game and talent resonate in a big way. As a result, chatter of Cyprien being a first-round pick has gained a lot of momentum in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft...

Eric Reid

Prospect Profile: Eric Reid

LSU has been a hotbed for defensive backs in recent drafts. That trend figures to continue with the addition this year of highly-touted free safety Eric Reid. In fact, Reid’s stock has risen so rapidly in recent weeks that he is amongst the 23 players who will be in attendance at this year’s NFL Draft...

Justin Hunter

Prospect Profile: Justin Hunter

Justin Hunter busted out in a big way his junior year. Heading into last season, he registered just 33 catches for 729 yards and nine touchdowns over his first two years. Given a more prominent role in the offense, he blew those numbers out of the water, finishing with 73 receptions for 1,083 yards and nine scores...

Kevin Minter

Prospect Profile: Kevin Minter

LSU has been stocked with so many studs on defense in recent years, Kevin Minter kind of got lost in the shuffle in regards to the national spotlight. That’s not the case anymore. The inside linebacker has made a name for himself and is widely considered one of the top prospects at his position...

EJ Manuel

Prospect Profile: EJ Manuel

Prior to the 2012 season, most NFL pundits didn’t have Florida State’s EJ Manuel as one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation. Now, Manuel is one of only two passers who will be in attendance at the NFL Draft...

Terron Armstead

Prospect Profile: Terron Armstead

Arguably no player has benefited more from the draft process following the end of the collegiate season than Terron Armstead from Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Coming from a school that the majority of the country didn’t know existed, Armstead has parlayed one dominating performance into another making himself a popular name heading into the draft...

D.J. Hayden

  Prospect Profile: D.J. Hayden

D.J. Hayden nearly lost his life during a routine practice in November when a collision severed his inferior vena cava. The serious injury has a 95-percent fatality rate, but Hayden overcame the odds not only to survive it, but to find himself as a top tier cornerback prospect in April’s draft...
Robert Woods

Prospect Profile: Robert Woods

USC has produced some top-notch NFL wide receivers over the years. Robert Woods hopes he’s the next one to make his mark in the league. Woods burst onto the scene immediately for the Trojans in 2010, catching 65 passes for 792 yards and six touchdowns, earning the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year award in the process...

Kawann Short

  Prospect Profile: Kawann Short

Part of the scouting process when it comes to the NFL draft is piecing together bits of information and making educated decisions based on that information. For some players, there isn’t much to go on. That’s not the case for defensive tackle Kawann Short, who has started all 50 games during his four year career at Purdue...
Arthur Brown

Prospect Profile: Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown began his collegiate career at the University of Miami. After two years in which he played sparingly, he decided to transfer to Kansas State. It turned out to be a wise decision as Brown had two outstanding seasons for the Wildcats and is now primed to be an early round draft choice...

Justin Pugh

Prospect Profile: Justin Pugh

Justin Pugh starred for three seasons as an offensive tackle at Syracuse. That being said, some believe he will be moved to guard in the NFL, and be a pretty good one at that...

Prospect Profile: Jamar Taylor

Some well-known NFL players graduated from Helix High School here in San Diego, including current stars Reggie Bush and Alex Smith. Jamar Taylor looks to be the next alum to make noise at the highest level...

Tank Carradine

Prospect Profile: Tank Carradine

Cornellius “Tank” Carradine has flown under the radar for most of his collegiate career. But after a strong showing at his pro day and scouts looking over his tape from an impressive senior year, he now may find himself drafted in the first round...

Darius Slay

Prospect Profile: Darius Slay

The 2013 NFL Draft is considered very deep at the cornerback position. Still, only three of the talented prospects will be in attendance at Radio City Music Hall, and Mississippi State’s Darius Slay is one of them. An All-SEC second team selection in 2012, he enjoyed a solid senior season, recording 40 tackles, six passes defensed and five interceptions, one of which he took to the house for a touchdown...

Montee Ball

Prospect Profile: Montee Ball

Wisconsin running back Montee Ball didn’t just have one of the greatest careers for a running back in college football history; he had one of the greatest careers for any player period. The 5-foot-10, 214-pound wrecking ball of a runner is the all-time collegiate leader in touchdowns, amassing 77 during his four-year career...

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