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Lower Round Draft Prospects


We have seven picks in this years draft but five of them are in the 5th rd. or later. These are some prospects that are projected to go in later rounds.

                                                                Bruce Miller OLB/DE UCF 6-2 248 lb.s
One of Conference USA's best prospects this year. He's a sack artist, one that may translate best as an OLB in a 3-4 system in the NFL. High motor guy, works hard and produces excellent stats. Good pass rusher, utilizes the arm-under maneuver to perfection. Ranks 7th in all time C-USA sacks. Needs to add to his repertoire of moves. Smallish, not big enough to face up with NFL Tackles. Will probably be overpowered as a 4-3 defensive end. Not particularly fast in timed speed. Adequate workout numbers in February will contribute to his stock on the rise. Possibly still available in 5th Rd.

 

                                                                 Greg Romeus DE/OLB Pitt. 6-6 270 lb.s

Romeus  as a freshman finished the season with 41 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks. For his efforts he was named to everybody's All-Freshman team. The following season he stepped up and earned All-Big East accolades. He completed the 2008 campaign with 51 tackles, 15.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.5 sacks. He even blocked an impressive three extra point attempt

   As a Junior in 2009 he had 43 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss and 8.0 sacks. Romeus hurt his back and has played in just one game in 2010. In the meantime, Romeus' stock is dropping fast. He has a very long reach and more than enough size and strength, so he will improve his stock once he does some workouts,

   Romeus only ended up playing in two games all season. A variety of injuries kept him out of action and Romeus now has to prove to the NFL that he can stay healthy and remain just as productive as he was before the rash of injuries hit.

Hard to project where Romeus goes, 5th or later because of injury concerns & lack of playing time as a senior but after his jr. season when he was healthy he was a top 50 prospect

                                                          Chris Culliver FS South Carolina 6-0 201 lb.s

Culliver is a versatile safety who has missed time in 2010 with a shoulder injury. Culliver made the switch to cornerback in his senior year, but has played free safety most of his career. As a safety, he’s excellent in zone coverage and has solid speed to keep up with his opposition. He’s a solid tackler, and can make plays in the backfield.

He is projected as a 5th rd. prospect

                                                            Eugene Clifford FS/SS Tenn. St. Univ.6-1 198 lb.s

2010 WALTER CAMP FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION ALL-AMERICA TEAM: DB Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State, Sr., recently named to his third All-Ohio Valley Conference football team since arriving at TSU in 2008. In his senior season he finished with 83 tackles, four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 14 pass deflections in 11 games (that ranked him 10th nationally in passes defended at 1.27/game). In his three years at Tennessee State, Clifford has recorded 204 tackles (120 solo), nine interceptions, 26 passes defended, 35 pass breakups, four fumbles recovered, three forced fumbles and 272 All-Purpose yards (197 intc return yards). Clifford is a national finalist for the Sports Network's FCS Buck Buchanan Award, emblematic of the Top Defensive player in the NCAA's FCS division of football. - Tennessee State football

  Clifford was thrown out of OSU for punching two men in a sports bar. He is projected as a 5th or 6th rd. prospect

                                                                          Brandon Fusco C/G Slippery Rock 6-2 302 lb.s

Div. II prospect who was Offensive lineman of the year at the D II level. Played in the Senior Bowl & invited to the combine. Strong hard worker who has never lined up against quality opponents

Hard to project where he goes, could be as high as 5th or he might slip out of the draft completely & be available as an UDFA

                                                                           Ryan Bartholomew C Syracuse

Ryan Bartholomew started his career at Syracuse as a guard. Bartholomew moved to the center position for a few games when starting center Jim McKenzie got hurt.

For his senior season, Bartholomew moved to the center position on a permanent basis. What makes Bartholomew such an interesting NFL prospect is his intelligence. He is certainly smart enough to run an offense from the center position.  Bartholomew is freakishly strong and looks more like a strong, nimble defensive end than a center.

Bartholomew will impress scouts with his strength and speed leading up to the NFL Draft and that should help boost his stock. For a player who probably will not be drafted until the later rounds, Bartholomew has all the tools to be a solid center at the next level and is certainly worth a sixth or seventh round pick for a team in need of a versatile and smart center.

Bartholomew is a perfect fit in a ZBS, smart with very good footwork & will most likely be available in the 6th

 

 
 
 

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