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lamberts-lost-tooth
03-10-2008, 08:58 AM
Scout talk: Best small-school prospects by position
By Dan Pompei | Tribune staff reporter
5:16 PM CST, March 8, 2008

Not all NFL players come from schools like Southern California and Miami. Some come from unlikely places. Here are the best small-school prospects by position.

QB—Joe Flacco, Delaware. He has a chance of being the second quarterback taken after Matt Ryan, and could go in the first round.

RB—Xavier Omon, Northwest Missouri State. He dominated in Division II, becoming the first player in NCAA history to rush for 1,500 yards four times.

TE—Kolomona Kapanui, West Texas A & M. He transferred from USC, so you know he has talent.

OL—Heath Benedict, Newberry. Transfer from Tennessee lacks top athleticism, but he could develop into a decent NFL guard.

DL—Kendall Langford, Hampton. He's raw, but his size and strength will appeal to NFL teams.

LB—Curtis Johnson, Clark Atlanta. He played defensive end in college, but at the East-West Shrine Game and combine, he has shown he could be an OLB in a 3-4.

S— Bobbie Williams, Bethune Cookman. He has enough speed and athleticism and the nose for the ball to get a shot.

CB—Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, Tennessee State. Small-school players traditionally do well at cornerback, and he could be the first corner taken in the draft.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/cs-080308-dan-pompei-scout-talk,1,4887789.story

Elvis
03-16-2008, 08:42 AM
nice post lambert. there is some of those players that would probably fit the Steelers just fine to me.
:helmet:

millwalldavey
03-16-2008, 07:05 PM
I'd love Langford if they can get him on day 2

BettisFan
03-16-2008, 07:36 PM
i like omon

Godfather
03-16-2008, 08:24 PM
Matt Forte from Tulane.

Not someone the Steelers would look at, but he's one of the best running backs in the draft.

19ward86
03-16-2008, 10:42 PM
Dominique Rogers Cromartie is probably the best small school player in the draft, hell, he is possibly the best player in the draft period.

verks36
03-17-2008, 01:45 AM
Joe Flacco's brother was a PG quarterback at my school and he was amazing

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-17-2008, 03:54 AM
I'd love Langford if they can get him on day 2

The Steelers are flying Langford in for a look this month.:thumbsup:

Galax Steeler
03-18-2008, 04:23 AM
I would love the forte pick that would give us loaded backfield.

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-18-2008, 05:12 AM
I would love the forte pick that would give us loaded backfield.

I like Forte also....Probably a second round pick.

millwalldavey
03-21-2008, 05:07 PM
The Steelers are flying Langford in for a look this month.:thumbsup:

Good. He's a nice 3-4 end... could be a good fit!

MDSteel15
03-21-2008, 07:49 PM
You left out:
FB Jerome Felton Furman
WR Jerome Simpson Coastal Carolina / Dexter Jackson Appalachian State
FS Corey Lynch Appalachian State

tsmartnick
03-22-2008, 06:19 PM
i would love drc but i dont think forte would be a good pick in round 2 for the steelers

Dylan
03-23-2008, 09:33 PM
I like Forte also....Probably a second round pick.

i think we might be able to get forte in the 3rd if we got him

Dylan
03-23-2008, 09:34 PM
i also would love to see us get dexter jackson.. i think he could be a devin hester as a return man

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-25-2008, 05:24 AM
DE Brian Johnston...Gardner-Webb
6'5 280
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.66.
Vertical 35.
Projected Round: 3-4.
Brian Johnston opened some eyes at his combine, running a 4.66 and notching a 35-inch vertical at 280 pounds. A major sleeper in this year's draft. Had a team best 450-pound bench press max.

Elvis
03-25-2008, 09:18 AM
i like omon
Sorry Bettisfan, dont see that happening bud. If the Steelers dont select him in the 2nd round then they wont have a chance at him in my opinion of course.

Galax Steeler
03-25-2008, 10:12 AM
DE Brian Johnston...Gardner-Webb
6'5 280
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.66.
Vertical 35.
Projected Round: 3-4.
Brian Johnston opened some eyes at his combine, running a 4.66 and notching a 35-inch vertical at 280 pounds. A major sleeper in this year's draft. Had a team best 450-pound bench press max.

That dude is a beast.

Texasteel
03-27-2008, 05:34 PM
Rudolph Hardie, DE from Howard is another kid that may suprise some people.

Rhee Rhee
04-09-2008, 02:19 AM
Joe Flacco's brother was a PG quarterback at my school and he was amazing

what do you mean by PG....

in addition dont leave out antuan molden a guy we have already talked too... eastern kentucky..

Steeldude
04-12-2008, 06:29 PM
I'd love Langford if they can get him on day 2

what position would he play? keisel has proven that DEs under 300lbs aren't effective in the 3-4. i really don't want to see another player getting shoved around.

Texasteel
04-12-2008, 07:20 PM
I could be wrong, but I think Langford is about the same size Smith was when he came out.

El-Gonzo Jackson
04-13-2008, 10:34 AM
I could be wrong, but I think Langford is about the same size Smith was when he came out.

I think Smith was a little light and added 20 lbs before starting. Langford is 295 lbs and probably moved up to a 3rd round prospect. He could be this years Chris Canty who we missed on a few years ago.

http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/kendall-langford?id=270