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.
Brian Linthicum, Michigan State
Height: 6'4, Weight: 249 pounds
Strengths: Does the little things (head fakes, shoulder leans) to get open on a route. Gets good body position to make the catch. Good at making a play on the ball.
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete and is a little stiff in his movement. Had surgery for a dislocated kneecap in 2009 and health issues may scare some teams off. Sat out 2008 after transferring from Clemson. Didn't become a starter until his senior season.