This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.
Bobby Wagner, Utah State
Ht: 6'0, Wt: 241 pounds
Strengths: Had an incredibly productive career, and he held up well against top competition. Possesses a powerful frame. He closes in a hurry and does a nice job of getting off blocks. Doesn't get over-active, though, and overrun the play. Locates the ball quickly. Experienced inside and outside. Great straight-line speed. Four-year starter, two-time team captain.
Weaknesses: In pass coverage, Wagner reads the quarterback more than the wide receiver and the route and can get fooled. Isn’t overly fluid and has some trouble changing direction. While Wagner is certainly fast (4.46 40 at his pro day), he's a little stiff in the hips.