Saturday NFL Draft watch notes: Texas/Nebraska

Colt McCoy, QB, Texas: McCoy might be the most polarizing figure among draft followers. Those who like him point to his accuracy, leadership, winning ability and football intelligence. Those who don't wonder about his throwing motion, size and arm strength. McCoy will have to be put in the right offense or he could struggle at the next level.

Jordan Shipley, WR, Texas: The senior has been electric this season. He's fifth in the nation in catches per game and sixth in receiving yards per game. Most impressively, other than the Oklahoma game, he's been consistent. Shipley shows good hands, runs nice routes and has good speed. A comparison to Reggie Wayne might be a stretch, but only a slight one.

Sergio Kindle, DE/OLB, Texas: If one thing has been proven this season, Kindle should play at linebacker in the NFL. While he hasn't had a bad year, he hasn't played great. As a linebacker, he can use his strength and quickness to get after the ball. Off the line, he can be blocked too easily.

Roddrick Muckelroy, OLB, Texas:
Where Kindle has struggled, Muckelroy has excelled. He leads Texas in tackles and has nine tackles for loss on the season. He's emerged in his senior season as a reliable linebacker who always seems to be near the ball. Muckelroy can struggle in coverage, and could start his career as a backup.

Earl Thomas, SS, Texas: Thomas has overtaken Tennessee's Eric Berry as the best playmaking safety in the nation. Although he's only a redshirt sophomore, don't be shocked if Thomas goes pro and becomes a first-round draft pick. He has great instincts and good speed and agility.

Lamarr Houston, DT, Texas: A converted high school running back, Houston has developed nicely as a defensive tackle. Houston makes a lot of players in the backfield and really gets after the quarterback. He plays low and gets good leverage. Houston is a very good sleeper prospect to keep an eye on.

Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas:
Although he plays on the left side for Texas, Ulatoski is almost exclusively a right tackle prospect. He's strong, but a little slow off the snap. He struggles against speed rushers, but can mirror players in front of him.

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska:
Much like Rolando McClain, there's not a lot to say about Suh that hasn't been said already. He's bar none proven to be the best player in college football this season. He's dominant and single and double teams and looks like he can play in any defensive scheme.

Jared Crick, DT, Nebraska: A redshirt sophomore, Crick has certainly benefited from playing next to Suh. But don't sell his ability short. He's big and strong and holds up well against double teams -- when he faces them.

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