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Old 10-02-2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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Default 2010 NFL Draft sleeper watch

Time to start throwing around the names of some sleepers we should watch over the course of the college season. I would like to throw into the ring the name of two OT's.

Sleeper #1 - this guy is starting to get some positive press.

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OT VLADIMIR DUCASSE, MASSACHUSETTS

HEIGHT: 6’5
WEIGHT: 328
EXPECTED 40 TIME: 5.15
2009 STATS: Not Available

POSITIVES: Very athletic tackle that has the girth and feet for tackle and the ability to pull like a guard. Has great upside and could be top small school lineman since Michael Roos.

NEGATIVES: Technique needs work and must become more consistent.

PROJECTION: Could really shoot up the board as he entered the season with a mid-round projection and could land in the top 100.

MOST IMPRESSIVE

OT Vladimir Ducasse, UMASS- Ducasse has been a one man wrecking crew dominating everyone and showing the best feet of all the small school linemen. Might be the best pulling tackle in the draft.
http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/...-season-top-10

Sleeper #2 OT with speed

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Another sleeper OT to watch may well be Hillsdale (Mich.) College senior OT Jared Veldheer, at a verified 6-7¾ and 321 pounds, has intriguing physical tools and intangibles for the NFL. The four-year starter plays with too much finesse and needs to learn how to use his hands better, but he flashes the ability to dominate against lesser competition and has warranted fourth-round grades from evaluators.

http://profootballweekly.com/2009/10...roid-condition

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OT Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale- Could run in the mid 4.8 range at 6’8, 321 pounds and that would make him faster than most tight ends at 50-60 pounds heavier. http://www.jbscouting.com/index.php/...-season-top-10
Feel free to pimp your small school prospects in this thread
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:34 AM   #2
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The scouts are onto this guy in a big way. Watch him climb the boards.

http://www.boston.com/sports/college..._draft/?page=1
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
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Neat, but I can remember when Mathias Nkwenti had a quicker 3 cone drill than most TE's and was never anything more than a practice player.

Quickness better than 40 time speed, but you never know until we see some tape and postseason workouts. I am still pimping Joel Bell as a guy that returns to the NFL after a stint in the CFL.
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RB Joique Bell, Wayne State:

5' 11" 220 lbs Division II prospect, with a good burst. He is strong and athletic and can catch the ball very well out of the backfield. He has recorded over 800 career pass receiving yards. He has been dominate at the Division II level, so far he has racked up 6973 rushing yards with an amazing 86 touchdowns.
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WR Ricardo Lockette, Fort Valley State

Lockette has ideal size (6’2 ½, 205) and has blazing speed (4.36) which was also shown this off-season when he won the NCAA Division II 200M Championship. Lockette finished with 19 catches for 2177 yards while posting a 27.8 avg. on kickoff returns.
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WR Kelton Tindal, Newberry

According to multiple sources, the 6'2 197 lbs Newberry College receiver Kelton Tindal thoroughly impressed NFL scouts by clocking as low as the 4.22-4.24 range at the Junior Pro day. Coaches state he clocked as low as 4.19 in the 40 while in preperation.

“I think with some training and better conditions I could run a 4.15.” said Tindal. “If I could run on a track with track shoes I believe I could clock in the low 4.1s.”

Last year he had 1,461 yards and 12 TD's .
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CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana PA


6'0 197 lb CB/KR had 8 intereptions last year with 18 passes defended. He has eight career touchdowns - three on kickoffs, three on punts, one on an interception and one on a fumble return. Good size and runs a 4.47 40 yard dash.
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I will try and make a list of some of the O-line and D-line sleepers if anyone is interested.
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Here is one that I would like Gonzo to check out....

OT Nate Solder, Colorado - At 6'9, 305 pounds, Solder could draw interest from NFL scouts. He runs a 4.8 40-yard dash and has a 34-inch vertical leap.

FanSince76, you are out in Coloradao ...have you seen this guy play?
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OT Jared Veldheer 6'7 321 lbs from Hillsdale
Interesting prospect. Huge tackle with outstanding athletic ability. Runs a 4.8 forty. Plays with too much finesse right now and needs to learn how to use his hands better, but he flashes the ability to dominate. Possible 4th-5th rounder.

OT Tony Washington 6'6 310 lbs from Abilene Christian
Earned pre-season 1st team All-American honor and named the Lone Star South Offensive Lineman of the Year. Gil Brandt recently ranked him as the 6th best senior Offensive Tackle in the upcoming draft but I have seen him ranked as low as 16th best OT. Will get invite to all-star games where his true value can be seen. May be projected as a guard if he can put on weight without a drop in production.


OT Derek Hardman 6'5 305 lbs from Eastern Kentucky
Smart, athletically gifted lineman. Hardman has good footwork with very good body control. Consistently reaches the edge and can redirect in space. He also displays good toughness in the run game and looks ready for a jump in competition. Could be a draft board riser.
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