NFL draft: get to know your players

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NFL draft: get to know your players

Post by rightchea on Mon May 02, 2016 9:32 pm

So if you want to know a little more about the players that were drafted here some info.

Laremy Tunsil OT, Mississippi- get pass his weed smoking video

NFL.com wrote:The 2015 season was difficult for Tunsil. First, he suffered a dislocated ankle and broken leg in Ole Miss' loss to TCU in the 2014 Peach Bowl. Tunsil then was charged with domestic assault against his stepfather in June, reportedly for sticking up for his mother. Those charges were eventually dismissed, but then the NCAA brought another piece of bad news soon after, suspending Tunsil for seven games due to impermissible benefits he received (vehicle loans without payment, free airline ticket and rental car) and failing to be forthcoming with investigators. When he was on the field, though, Tunsil lived up to his billing as the No. 1 high school recruit at offensive tackle. He started nine games at left tackle as a true freshman, earning second-team All-SEC notice from league media and various Freshman All-American honors. Tunsil missed two games with a partially torn bicep in 2014, but started the rest, garnering first-team All-SEC nod from the Associated Press (second team from coaches) and All-American recognition from multiple media outlets. He didn’t make many post-season all-conference lists in his shortened junior season (starting six games at left tackle), but finished his career in a way most offensive linemen can only dream of -- running in a two-yard touchdown on a throw-back pass behind the line of scrimmage in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma State.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/laremy-tunsil?id=2555201

Video:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/laremy-tunsil/

Xavien Howard CB, Baylor
nfl.com wrote:After two years of watching the Baylor defense from the sidelines, Howard was enough of a playmaker as a sophomore and junior that he left early for the NFL. He redshirted in 2012, and then had five tackles as a reserve cornerback and special teamer the following year. Howard worked his way onto the field as a sophomore and never left, starting all 26 games over the past two seasons. He used his NFL-sized frame to make 93 tackles as well as led the team in interceptions (four in 2014, five in 2015) and pass breakups (13, 10) in both years, twice garnering honorable mention All-Big 12 notice from league coaches.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/xavien-howard?id=2555539

Video:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/xavien-howard/

Kenyan Drake RB, Alabama
nfl.com wrote:Drake's explosiveness as an all-purpose weapon is somewhat tempered by his injury history. He suffered a broken leg against Ole Miss in 2014, and then fractured his right arm trying to make a tackle on special teams this fall. Drake did return a couple of weeks after that injury, however, and flashed his slashing style (averaged six yards a carry for his career). He also provides good hands out of the backfield (12.5 yards per reception). He showed in the national championship game he can be a threat as a kickoff returner, taking one back 95 yards for a crucial score. A healthy Drake could be a great find in the mid-to-late rounds.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/kenyan-drake?id=2555230

videos:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/kenyan-drake/

Leonte Carroo WR, Rutgers
nfl.com wrote:Despite the fact he was losing his quarterback of eight years in Gary Nova (they played together at Don Bosco Prep, as well) for his senior year, Carroo decided to stay in college for one more year. The honorable mention All-Big Ten pick in 2014 (1,068 receiving yards, 19.7 yards per catch, 10 touchdowns) didn’t have quite as much success as a senior (39-809, 10 touchdowns), mostly because a high-ankle sprain and suspension for an assault arrest (the charges for which were dropped by the female victim) kept Carroo from maximizing his productivity. Despite these issues, he earned third-team All-Big Ten accolades from league media due to his playmaking ability.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/leonte-carroo?id=2555215

Video:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/leonte-carroo/

Jakeem Grant WR, Texas Tech
nfl.com wrote:Grant had 90 receptions for 1,268 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2015. All of those totals were career-highs during his four-year career at Texas Tech.

PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.38 seconds
Vertical: 36 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches
Short shuttle: 4.06 seconds
3-cone: 7.01 seconds
Bench: 15 reps of 225 pounds
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/jakeem-grant?id=2556190

videos:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jakeem-grant/

Jordan Lucas SS, Penn St.
nfl.com wrote:Lucas was the first recruit to sign on with Bill O’Brien as the Nittany Lions fought through the rough times of the post-Joe Paterno era. He has played corner using his tenacious man-cover skills, and was also physical enough to move to safety (58 tackles, four for loss, two sacks along with nine passes defensed in 2014). His senior year was cut short due to injury (56 tackles, three pass breakups in nine starts), but Lucas could be a nice option in the slot for teams looking to regularly bring pressure from that area. Versatility is crucial in today's NFL, and Lucas has plenty to spare.

PRO DAY RESULTS
40-yard dash: 4.45 seconds
Vertical: 38 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 10 inches
Short shuttle: 4.21 seconds
3-cone drill: 6.78 seconds
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/jordan-lucas?id=2555542

Video:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jordan-lucas/

Brandon Doughty QB, W. Kentucky
nfl.com wrote:Doughty put up one of the most productive back-to-back season passing performances in college football history the past two seasons. He was the Conference USA MVP in both 2014 and 2015, and won the 2014 Sammy Baugh Award winner as the nation's top quarterback while finishing as a finalist for the Manning Award for his senior season. He passed for 4,830 yards and 49 touchdowns as a junior while only throwing 10 picks in 552 attempts. Doughty followed that by leading the Hilltoppers to a C-USA crown and leading the FBS in passing yards (5,055) and touchdowns (48) for the second straight year. He also led the nation in completion percentage, finding his target 71.9 percent of the time. Doughty was in uniform at WKU for six seasons, receiving a sixth year from the NCAA due to losing most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to injury.
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/brandon-doughty?id=2555302

videos:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/brandon-doughty/

Thomas Duarte TE, UCLA
nfl.com wrote:NFL scouts don't care one bit about the ethnicity of college football prospects; it's the ultimate color-blind evaluation because either guys can play, have the potential to become players in time, or just don’t have the necessary skill set. Duarte's growing up in a household with Mexican and Japanese influences give him a unique background, but scouting his outstanding skill set as a playmaking receiver is what interests general managers across the league. The four-star wide receiver recruit from successful Mater Dei High School (where his number was retired) jumped into the fray as a true freshman, playing in 13 games with four starts and garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 (16-214, four TD). Duarte was picked as honorable mention all-conference selection again in 2014, leading the conference with an average 19.3 yards per reception from the tight end position (28-540, four TD). Joining forces with freshman phenom quarterback Josh Rosen last season, Duarte became a second-team all-conference pick by catching 10 touchdowns among his 53 catches that covered 872 yards (16.5 per).
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2016/profiles/thomas-duarte?id=2555483

video:
http://draftbreakdown.com/players/thomas-duarte/


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Re: NFL draft: get to know your players

Post by JMP on Tue May 03, 2016 1:06 am

Great post...cool to have all this info in one post. I'll have to check out those videos when I have time.

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