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10 players I love more than you

Stephen Hill : This past season, Hill caught only 28 passes, for 820 yards, and five touchdowns. However, his average of 29.3 yards per catch, both lead the nation, and set a Georgia Tech school record. In a scheme where the run comes first, second, and third, the ability of Hill was not put on full display. Like former Ga Tech WRs Demaryius Thomas and Calvin Johnson before him, Hill hopes doing more with less shows he has the big play ability that many NFL teams look for in the draft. http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/1/23/2727169/how-does-stephen-hill-compare-to-demaryius-thomas-and-calvin-johnson

Ryan Broyles : The polar opposite of Hill,the ultra-productive Broyles broke the NCAA record for career receptions, then three weeks later, tragedy struck when his senior-year ended after Broyles tore his ACL. Although I never agreed with the first round predictions that many placed on Broyles early in his career, he currently has great value as an anticipated fourth round prospect, which I have no problem surrendering a pick for such a great slot wide-out. http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/2/18/2802093/the-curious-case-of-ryan-broyles

Travis Lewis : Speaking of Former Sooners who were thought to be first round prospects back in 2010, Travis Lewis also battled injuries his senior year. As a freshman,Lewis was a star hybid safety-linebacker back in 2008, as he posted 144 tackles and over one hundred yards on four interception returns, however his stats, and possibly his speed has went down ever sence.(Lewis reportedly has run in the 4.3s http://www.soonersports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lewis_travis00.html )

Jarius Wright : Although Kendall Wright certainly had better stats (108 receptions for 1663 yds, and 14 TDs), keep in mind Jarius (66, 1117, 12 TDs) had to share the ball with Joe Adams (among others) who is a solid pro-prospect himself. Not only do they share the same last name, but also a similar height/weight/speed, and skill set. I just don’t see the value in K Wright in the 1st, when you could have J. Wright in the fourth round.

Andre Branch : At 6-5, 265, Branch has the prototype build for a weak-side pass-rusher. Last fall, Branch took over against Virginia Tech back in early October, helping the Tigers upset the Hokies on the road with 11 tackles and a ridiculous four sacks.

Bruce Irvin : Maybe people chalked-up Irvin to being a one-year-wonder, as his sack total drops significantly from 14 in 2010 to 8 1/2 in 2011. Playing out of position, as a defensive end in WVU’s 3-3-5 stack, Irvin says he has never been taught the nuances of being a pass-rusher. Instead, he relies on a burst off the line that resembles a safety blitz. Irvin showed off his speed at a junior college combine by running the 40-yard dash in a stunning 4.37 seconds http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/2/17/2804925/is-bruce-irvin-closer-to-von-miller-or-dontay-moch

Vinny Curry : Yet another pass-rusher with good production on the college level, and enough motor to have a chance on the NFL level.

Brandon Thompson and Jerel Worthy : Next are a pair of 4-3 DTs that I love more than you. I prefer the 4-3 to the 3-4, and these two wont fit well on 3-4 teams. They have each showed enough on the college level to be first tried at the 3 technique - a penetrating, one-gap DT: I currently rank Worthy, underclassmen, slightly ahead of the senior Thompson.

Alameda Ta'amu Valuable as a NT to 3-4 teams, and a DT in a 4-3, I see similar size, but superior athleticism when comparing him to Phil Taylor. Futhermore, I like him more than Dontari Poe, although I don't love him as much as Russ Lande: http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/2/15/2798523/rock-out-with-your-mock-out-russ-lande-sporting-news

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